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Lady Gaga is near bankrupt; Oprah leaves with $23m of her fave things; and Skittles releases their kooky cat.
This week, Kipp finds out Lady Gaga is bankrupt; a tennis star is joining The Biggest Loser; and Oprah and her $23 million worth of favourite things has said goodbye.
May 27, 2011 8:28 by kippreport
Have you met Skittle’s lick-happy cat? If you haven’t click the link above. Skittles is at it again. The candy brand has released a 30-second skit that appears to have become a viral hit called “Skittles Touch: Cat” which debuted March 28 and so far had more than 180,000 views. The video combines fake interactivity, cats and a weird guy in a cat suit. Need we say more?
This, after 25 years, The Oprah Winfrey Show has come to an end. You can see the clip of her final walk off the stage here.
But as fans say goodbye to one of the most powerful women on earth, they are also saying goodbye to about $23,809,050 worth of products she’s given away since 2002, according to Gawker.com.
The site says: “Although Oprah has done many other audience giveaways—all-expense-paid trips to Australia, Disney, and Philadelphia, cars, strollers, etc.—we’re focusing here on her annual holiday installments of Favorite Things. We’ve priced the items (approximately, anyhow) and multiplied them by 300, which is the amount of people in her audience studio.
She may not have achieved much star status on the tennis court but athlete Anna Kournikova has certainly gained celebrity for her endorsements and Hollywood liaisons.
This season, Anna is taking a swing at whipping contestants into shape in the reality show The Biggest Loser.
According to an interview with The Financial Times, which will be publishing this Saturday, Lady Gaga told British actor/author Stephen Fry that she went bankrupt funding her Monster Ball tour. Kipp’s not too sure how legitimate is the claim but we don’t expect anything less from the dramatic queen of performance.
The article includes this quote: “The only big things I’ve purchased are my dad’s heart valve and a Rolls Royce for my parents, for their anniversary. And that was only because my dad had a Lady Gaga license plate on our old car and it was making me crazy because he was getting followed everywhere, so I bought him a new car. Other than that, I put everything in the show and I actually went bankrupt after the first extension of the Monster Ball.”
This of course even though Lady Gaga has been reportedly buying a house on Martha’s Vineyard and a share of a restaurant in New York. So Kipp knows she’s not completely broke. Poor Gaga.