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8:41 pm - 01/17/2013

Shocking Secrets Spilled to Oprah

There’s a reason Oprah is one of the world’s most famous television personalities: She gets celebrities to crack faster than Anonymous can crack Shirley Phelps-Roper’s Twitter password. Lance Armstrong isn’t the first to admit a shocking secret beneath Oprah’s sympathetic gaze. Here are five other stunners that came to light in Harpo Studios.

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What are your ~shocking secrets~ ONTD?
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turi 18th-Jan-2013 04:45 am (UTC)
where is
hormoaning 18th-Jan-2013 04:52 am (UTC)
legendary
lolseriously 18th-Jan-2013 06:59 am (UTC)
It's so weird to see an actual photo of this again, after it's been parodied to death.
trinity_squared 18th-Jan-2013 04:46 am (UTC)
My only secret is that I was sexually abused as a teenager by my father. Who I finally cut off from life about 10 years ago with the threat of death looming over him by my then husband. To this day if I see him again I will maim, injure or run his fucking ass over and he KNOWS this.

eaglefan2011 18th-Jan-2013 04:48 am (UTC)
:( omg i'm so sorry
myblackass 18th-Jan-2013 04:56 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry that happened to you.
openpick 18th-Jan-2013 04:57 am (UTC)
I am so sorry. Gotta say, I fucking support your last sentence.
duckyduck92 18th-Jan-2013 05:01 am (UTC)
*HUGS* bb, and I love your last sentence too, love your strength.
luminaris 18th-Jan-2013 05:26 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that bb and I bet that you're a very strong and awesome person
williammiller 18th-Jan-2013 06:11 am (UTC)
I am so sorry :(
asth77 18th-Jan-2013 10:45 am (UTC)
I am so sorry, and you get my support.
I hope you're doing okay now.
grammaire 18th-Jan-2013 04:49 am (UTC)
Unpopular opinion~~~ but I think Oprah is a horrible interviewer.
trinity_squared 18th-Jan-2013 04:52 am (UTC)
She talks way too much or answers Hmm, uh huh...and shit while the person is trying to answer. Or attempts to explain their answer in HER WAY. STFU and let the person talk!
lovelyeli 18th-Jan-2013 04:56 am (UTC)
YUP..plus i will never forgive the way she handled the michael jackson interview.
quiet_fiasco 18th-Jan-2013 06:34 pm (UTC)
i just watched it for the first time (the bit in the post) an my heart was breaking, he was so tender and vulnerable and its like she was just like "save the feelings just give me the answer". i couldnt fathom talking to someone like that when they are clearly experiencing so much pain.
la_guillotine 18th-Jan-2013 05:02 am (UTC)
I don't think that's an unpopular opinion at all.
pistol_eyes 18th-Jan-2013 05:27 am (UTC)
She really is
deja_vu822 18th-Jan-2013 05:37 am (UTC)
She and Tyra honestly are not that different in their interview techniques
mjspice 18th-Jan-2013 06:43 am (UTC)
Mte. She seems more fame hungry imo.
cwazy_weiven 18th-Jan-2013 01:00 pm (UTC)
I love Oprah, but it's pretty irritating the way she keeps on interrupting other people when they're talking.
dampcottnclouds 18th-Jan-2013 10:08 pm (UTC)
ia
butt_or_skotch 18th-Jan-2013 04:49 am (UTC)
In the promo for part 2 of the Lance Armstrong interview they show Oprah asking "So what do you have to say to all of the people with Livestong bracelets?" I seriously hope he says "Take them off, it's not 1999." I know he won't but, one can only ~dream~ lol.
tadashee 18th-Jan-2013 05:11 am (UTC)
hahahahaha!
tobiahawk 18th-Jan-2013 06:47 am (UTC)
Idk. I don't think his doping history, while sad, negates either his experience with cancer or the work the Livestrong foundation has done for people with cancer and cancer survivors. That, and doping is incredibly endemic in elite pro cycling (to the extent that pretty much all the major names from that era have since been banned or suspended for doping)--it doesn't change the fact it's against the rules/cheating, but it's hardily just a Lance problem.
butt_or_skotch 18th-Jan-2013 08:16 am (UTC)
Oh, I agree 100%, the Livestrong foundation has done alot of good work over the years. The bracelets are just dated, that fad ended years ago. LOL.
popartpistol 18th-Jan-2013 09:55 am (UTC)
The Livestrong foundation funds go to "raising awareness" though, it's not about cancer research.
dizzylizzybsb 18th-Jan-2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
That would be funny
hormoaning 18th-Jan-2013 04:50 am (UTC)
stephen <3
x_brittacular 18th-Jan-2013 04:51 am (UTC)
Not really shocking but my secret is that I really hate myself and only pretend like I'm a narcissistic asshole to cover it up. I don't think I'm ugly or anything but I constantly obsess over my past mistakes and how gullible I used to be and feel like my life is worthless because of it. I'm always quick to give advice to people who remind me of my former self, the girl who desperately needed male attention to feel validated because I don't want them to end up like me- used up and humiliated. :(
jscanla 18th-Jan-2013 05:21 am (UTC)
girl :( don't think that about yourself. I'm sure you're amazing <3
ugotnothinonme 18th-Jan-2013 05:39 am (UTC)
i'm like that too sometimes.
zizm0re 18th-Jan-2013 09:29 am (UTC)
omg i feel your pain, i'm exactly the same :( here for you!!
xspinspinsugar 18th-Jan-2013 12:05 pm (UTC)
Jesus this is me all over :( sorry x
yackyackyack 19th-Jan-2013 07:05 pm (UTC)
Ugh sweetie, I felt like this for years, massive anxiety then they found out I was bipolar and put me on meds and now I have self esteem, etc. Sometimes I think it's biological, maybe you should see if meds can help?

BTW, narcissism is rooted in low self esteem, it's pretty common. :/
hera_bearrra 18th-Jan-2013 04:52 am (UTC)
Oprah is a National Treasure
_xxtom 18th-Jan-2013 04:52 am (UTC)
I want to hug Stephen after watching that video.
It's so weird/great to see him being serious and personal.
lovelyeli 18th-Jan-2013 04:52 am (UTC)
the phillips confession about her dad & her having sexual relations was fucking crazy too.
eaglefan2011 18th-Jan-2013 04:58 am (UTC)
omg yes! ugh so disgusting and the way her mom treats her now :(
fakevoices 18th-Jan-2013 05:03 am (UTC)
omg yes
that was so crazy
tadashee 18th-Jan-2013 05:18 am (UTC)
just googled it. i feel sick now.
williammiller 18th-Jan-2013 06:11 am (UTC)
That interview was so sad.
shining_starsxx 18th-Jan-2013 06:28 am (UTC)
That was so sad.
mynamehere07 18th-Jan-2013 08:57 am (UTC)
Her whole life just breaks my heart.
spider_orchid 18th-Jan-2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
We watched that at work. MY coworkers and I were fucking DYING for the rest of the shift!!!! Like, we would pass each other in the halls and be like "OMG SHE WAS HAVING SEX WITH HER DADA:SLFLASKA"SL:KDAL:SKDL:AS!!!"
hershelwalker 18th-Jan-2013 05:16 am (UTC)
oh yeah I have tons of secrets I'll take to my grave. I think most people do, even if they say they don't.
williammiller 18th-Jan-2013 06:11 am (UTC)
That ex sounds like a major asshole.
hormoaning 18th-Jan-2013 04:52 am (UTC)
it's kinda amazing how much power and influence oprah has
_______awshucks 18th-Jan-2013 04:53 am (UTC)
What are your ~shocking secrets~ ONTD?

We would need an anon post for that one.
ediesedgwick 18th-Jan-2013 04:55 am (UTC)
oh god an ontd anon post would be crazy
sunredskyblue 18th-Jan-2013 05:06 am (UTC)
lmao it would probably just turn into a shit talking fest like those anon comms that would pop up.
_______awshucks 18th-Jan-2013 05:19 am (UTC)
There was one here not that long ago..it was actually super interesting to read through!
popartpistol 18th-Jan-2013 10:03 am (UTC)
It'll just be people saying they're actually in their mid 30's but are constantly mistaken for 14.
violue 18th-Jan-2013 04:55 am (UTC)
I spent like two hours in this post on reddit earlier.
scottfreein4_d 18th-Jan-2013 04:58 am (UTC)
oh god, bless you. i live for this shit.
ukwons 18th-Jan-2013 05:02 am (UTC)
great now i'm gonna spend hours on this lol
warriorholmes 18th-Jan-2013 05:09 am (UTC)
Oh great

*starts reading*
neopolygraphics 18th-Jan-2013 05:10 am (UTC)
the one about the dad ejaculating on his kid tho
violue 18th-Jan-2013 06:48 am (UTC)
best tl;dr ever
croutonochrist 18th-Jan-2013 06:05 am (UTC)
Ugh I have such a boner for other peoples secrets. There is something so humanizing about reading them, even if I don't know the person's identity.
williammiller 18th-Jan-2013 06:11 am (UTC)
Nooo, damn you for linking this.
heliophyte 18th-Jan-2013 06:14 am (UTC)
Holy shit, the guy whose dad got his legs mangled by a bomb in a secret mission in Russian waters or w/e. That is some intense shit. I love threads like this.
moonsenorita 18th-Jan-2013 06:46 am (UTC)
Ugh, and I need to go to sleep and everything. Lbr, I'm reading this and not getting any sleep tonight
deja_vu822 18th-Jan-2013 04:55 am (UTC)
The Stephen Colbert one breaks my heart. I remember reading about it first in one of the big Rolling Stone interviews he did. But considering how amazing he turned his, mother mother must have been as incredible as he always says.
anemoneoflight 18th-Jan-2013 05:24 am (UTC)
He talks about it in a recent Playboy interview too. Colbert is a national treasure.
deja_vu822 18th-Jan-2013 05:28 am (UTC)
omg the typos.

should have been "how amazing he turned out, his mother must have been..."
tobiahawk 18th-Jan-2013 11:13 am (UTC)
That interview segment was heartbreaking. :(
cindel 18th-Jan-2013 05:01 am (UTC)
My secret is I hate white people...shout out to my white bros/hoes on tumblr!
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