Oprah Says Teen Pregnancy Drove Her To Consider Suicide

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  • In an interview, Oprah Winfrey remembered her father telling her he’d rather see her dead than carrying an illegitimate child at 14. “I know that I’m pregnant, so I’m thinking I’m just going to have to kill myself,” she said.
  • Oprah told Piers Morgan that after learning she was pregnant, “I did stupid things like drinking detergent and that crazy stuff that you do when you are trying to get attention when you are really just trying to cry for help… I don’t even know what I thought the plan was going to be. That’s why I relate so much to young girls in that situation.” She added that losing the child “for whom I had no connection to whatsoever” was a “relief … It was my second chance.” [Star]
  • Scandal rocks Regis and Kelly: Sources suggest Regis Philbin may have told Kelly Ripa about his retirement announcement just 15 minutes before they went on the air. He was really worried about her spilling the beans, though it’s unclear why. [TMZ]
  • ZOMG! Regis told Kathie Lee Gifford he was considering retiring weeks ago. If there’s one person who can keep a secret, it’s Kathie Lee! [Access Hollywood]
  • Gabriel Aubry has filed legal documents asking a judge to declare that he’s Nahla’s father, just in case he gets into a custody dispute with Halle Berry. [TMZ]
  • Melissa Etheridge is dating Nurse Jackie creator Linda Wallem. [E!]
  • Dr. Drew has been hospitalized after contracting Leptospirosis, a bacterial infection caused through contact with water contaminated by animal urine, while on a second honeymoon in the West indies. [ONTD]
  • BREAKING: Amber Portwood is dating some dude. [Radar]
  • Teen Mom Kailyn Lowry is also dating some dude. [Star]
  • Justin Timberlake didn’t attend the Golden Globes because he’s shooting a movie. Plus, he’s annoyed at the Hollywood Foreign Press for failing to recognize his uncanny ability to act like himself on screen. [Us]
  • Jake Gyllenhaal and Mila Kunis spoke to each other at the Globes, so obviously they’re dating. “They ended up talking in a corner practically the entire party,” says a source. “They were laughing and smiling a lot. It was really flirty and they both looked like they were having a lot of fun.” [E!]
  • Ricky Gervais defended his performance at the Globes on his blog saying, “All the same conspiracy theories as last year too…’so and so was offended’…’hasn’t been invited back yet’…exactly the same as last time. ‘Paul McCartney was furious’…no he wasn’t. And nor was Tim Allen and Tom Hanks. I was drinking with them after.” [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Sad news: Bradley Cooper‘s father has died. [Us]
  • Though we thought January Jones and Jason Sudeikis broke up months ago, People is reporting that they’re officially over. However, hope springs eternal in the breast of one source: “They could get back together. It was just hard to stay together with the distance.” [CNN]
  • All those people hating on Britney‘s new single need to get an earful of J.Lo‘s new song “On The Floor.” [Radar]
  • Shocking information from James Franco on the upcoming Academy Awards: “There will be some singing and some dancing. We haven’t started choreographing that yet or rehearsing that, but there will be some of that.” [People]
  • Anderson Cooper will play the narrator in the revival of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Sadly, AC won’t be appearing on stage — it’s a voice over and he’s already recorded it. [N.Y. Mag]
  • Pretty Wild “star” Tess Taylor has checked into a Malibu rehab for opiate addiction. [E!]
  • Giuliana Rancic says she and her husband are taking a break from IVF and will consider adopting. She added, “It’s unbelievable to me the amount of ignorant comments that come in and it’s just uninformed ignorant people. Rachel Zoe is pregnant! To all the haters, get informed! Go Google it…it has nothing to do with anything. There are thin girls with infertility issues, normal sized girls with infertility issues and overweight girls with infertility issues. Unless your doctor tells you your weight is affecting you in some way…once the doctor rules it out, that’s really not it.” [Radar]
  • J.Lo on having more kids: “As soon as I had the babies [twins Max and Emme], I thought to myself, ‘I want to do this a thousand times. I love this. This is life… I just thought, it felt so great. This is what life is all about. And now that it’s, like, three years in, I’m like, ‘Can I do that again?’ It’s funny. But yes, if I got pregnant, I would be extremely happy.” [E!]
  • Kristen Stewart tells Vogue, “Anytime I hear that somebody’s really rich, the first question is, ‘Do you do anything with it? Or do you, like, chill? You just sit on it?'” Though she’s currently just sitting on her Twilight cash, she says she plans to develop a network of halfway houses. So kudos to her (if she actually does it). [E!]
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