Oprah To Shut Down Historic Harpo Studios & Lay Off How Many Workers?

Goodbye Windy City! Hello WeHo!

Oprah Winfrey is set to in Chicago, which has been operating for 26 years and employs roughly 200 people.

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However, only a few will be joining OWN‘s LA staff when the Chicago studio closes its doors in December.

While broke the news to her Chicago employees herself on Tuesday, she also acknowledged in recent chat with The Hollywood Reporter that she’d be sad to say goodbye, but it was time to consolidate staff.

It will truly be an end of an era.

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So Sad! Terminally Ill Police Dog Given Full Honors Before Being Put Down!

Judge was a K-9, who worked out of the West Deptford Department.

He’s a retired working dog and a real hero. Sadly, he’s also dying, suffering from complications from Cushings Disease.

His handler, Cpl. Michael Franks, said:

“Judge and I had such overwhelming and positive support that day. Though Judge was extremely lethargic and could barely walk the days the ceremony, he was able to bite onto his favorite protective decoy arm sleeve used in training and carry it into the hospital.”

That is the cutest, most tear-jerkiest thing we’ve ever heard.

Not only did police line the streets to salute the K-9 as he walked past, the whole staff of the animal hospital stood for Judge.

Judge had an almost seven-year career with the West Deptford PD. He would help with finding drugs, and tracking/apprehending suspects.

This hero dog led to so much good! The West Deptford Police said:

“Because of K-9 Judge’s fearless service, 152 suspects were arrested for criminal offenses, 3 motor vehicles were seized, 3 handguns were taken off of the streets, countless amounts of drugs were seized, and over ,000 is currency were taken from people involved in illegal activity. This doesn’t even take into account the amount of positive interactions K-9 Judge had with our children and members of our community during demonstrations and events.”

It’s so sad that Judge got so sick.

His condition became near unbearable and that’s when it was decided to euthanize the hero dog.

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We’re sad he had to go, but we’re so glad they gave him a -off with .

R.I.P. – Judge

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Ellen DeGeneres Pranks An Unsuspecting Justin Bieber — And The Results Are HIGHlarious! Watch It All Go Down HERE!

Looks like the prankster has become the prankee!

Justin Bieber had a LARGE dose of his own medicine when he hung out with Ellen DeGeneres on her show yesterday!

Oh how the tables have turned.

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The crooner should’ve known though, is like, the ultimate prankster! probably thought he was safe because he’s buddies with the hostess.

Sorry, JB, pranking leaves no survivors!

Ch-ch-check out Ellen’s epic foolery that scared the bejeezus out of Justin (above)!!

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Woman Divorces Husband After He Refused To Send Their Newborn Son With Down Syndrome To An Orphanage

This is one amazing dad.

Samuel Forrest recently experienced one of the greatest pleasures when he witnessed the birth of his son Leo in a hospital in Armenia.

However, the son was immediately diagnosed with Down and it turned out that his wife and her family were NOT going to keep the child and instead were almost immediately going to place him in an . They made the decision while Samuel was waiting outside of the room to see his son for the first time.

But when Samuel finally held his son, he knew he couldn’t do what his wife wanted. So she gave him an ultimatum.

Seriously.

’s how Samuel explained it:

“This pediatrician walks out of the room with a little bundle — that was Leo. She had his face covered up and hospital authorities wouldn’t let me see him or my wife. When the doctor came out, he said ‘there’s a real problem with your son…’ When I walked into the room they all turned to me and said ‘Leo has Down syndrome.’ I had a few moments of shock. They took me in to see him and I looked at this guy and I said, he’s beautiful — he’s perfect and I’m absolutely keeping him.”

But when he brought Leo to his wife’s room, she immediately gave Samuel an ultimatum. Here’s how he explained it:

“I got the ultimatum right then. She told me if I kept him then we would get a divorce.”

The child’s mother Ruzan Badalyan has since confirmed she did have a son with Down Syndrome and the child is now with his father, but that was all she would elaborate on!

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And Samuel Forrest, who originally is from Auckland, New Zealand was shocked at the way the hospital in Armenia handled the whole situation. He said:

“What happens when a baby like this is born here, they will tell you that you don’t have to keep them. My wife had already decided, so all of this was done behind my .”

And when the father kept his son, a week later his then-wife filed for divorce. Which is not what this father wanted! He said:

“It’s not what I want. I didn’t even have a chance to speak with her in privately about it.”

Without any support, Sam turned to GoFundMe to try and raise some funds that will allow him to have a part time job but also still help raise his son. And he also wants to erase the stigma that the words Down Syndrome has seemingly around the world.

He said:

“This really came out of the blue for me. I don’t have a lot, I have very little in fact. The goal is to raise enough for a year so I can get a part-time job so Leo doesn’t have to be in daycare and I can help care for him. He’s lost a lot in two weeks. It’d be different if he had his mommy. what I’ve been through with Leo, I’m not going to sit back and babies be sent to orphanages. As a child with Down syndrome, that becomes somewhat of a label. If we can get around this label, we’ll see that they’re normal. They’re a little different from us, but they’re still normal. They all have niches and I want to work hard to find out where Leo’s special. This little guy is great.”

We guess the little guy got it from his father who is one inspiring man!

His GoFundMe page, which originally asked for about ,000 has already hit 1,373 and it’s still going!

Sounds like there will be a happy ending after all for this two member family!

[Image via ABC News/Samuel Forrest.]

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The Bold And The Beautiful’s Linsey Godfrey Injures Both Legs After Being Hit By A Car While Walking Down The Sidewalk!!

This is so scary!

The and The Beautiful‘s Linsey got into a terrible freak car accident in Los Angeles on Monday.

The 26-year-old soap actress was the when a car ran into her and pinned her to the ground at around 2:30 p.m., injuring of her ankles in the process!

Linsey was pulled from the crash, but was rushed to the hospital where she underwent surgery.

Apparently, the car that hit her was out of control following an accident with another driver, but neither of the drivers involved were arrested.

We cannot even begin to imagine how scary this whole ordeal must have been for the mother-of-one, and we’re wishing her nothing but a speedy recovery.

Luckily, doctors are saying that initial reports that Linsey broke both legs are false, and that she really only injured her ankles, and is expected to make a full recovery.

Get well soon, Linsey!

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David Duchovny Is Down For More X-Files AND May Be Back In Drag For The Twin Peaks Revival Too!

When we heard X-Files would be returning with the original cast, we thought it might just be another conspiracy!

But now Mulder himself says the truth is out there!

While promoting his new novel Holy Cow, David Duchovny revealed that not only was he for of the Fox sci-fi hit — but that he wants to come as transgender FBI agent Denise Bryson too! He said:

“I think is happening for sure. I hope my character comes back, I think she does. And then X-Files — Fox made some kind of shadowy announcement last week. Certainly, something’s happening. Something’s brewing. It’s like the Eagles’ greatest hits tour… by me.”

Of course, isn’t the only star to try out !

See Johnny Depp, Jared Leto, and more at best cross-dressed!

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