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Oprah Jets Audience to Australia

Oprah Jets Audience to Australia

You’re going to Australia! And you! And you! And you! And you! And you! And you! And you! And you! And you! And you! And you! And you! And you!

Oprah Winfrey surprised her studio audience with free trips to Australia during today’s premiere of the 25th — and final — season of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

The 300 audience members were offered an eight-day trip to Sydney, dubbed “Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure. So freaking lucky!!!

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21 Comments

# 1

UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH UGHHHHHHHHHHHHH UGHHHHHHH … i really want to slap someone i wish i was there such lucky audience members man i need tickets to Oprah ASAP

# 2
Lauren Cage @ 09/13/2010 at 1:52 pm

I wish Oprah would come to London and try to crack the UK market.

# 3
jensenLUVER tanya @ 09/13/2010 at 1:57 pm

been tryin 2 get tixs 4 10 yrs. theres lik a 20 yr wait. LOL luck sons of b******…………. im so sad…..

# 4

Random acts of promotion andmarketing , oops, I mean kindness.

# 5

This greedy cow could be helping our country and the Democratic party fight for justice if she wanted too. Plus her all girls school proves she hates boys.

# 6

I wish she would go away already.

# 7

she is amazing.

# 8

so tired of her, and the hype, and the screaming. can imagine how this sounded on her show. it is time for her to end this charade.

# 9

I hope people realize that this trip is not FREE- I have heard that she gives this stuff as a “prize.” That means that the audience has to pay taxes on spot to accept the trip. If she gives it as a gift, which I’ve heard she never does, you get it tax free. It is said that a lot of people have to walk away from these supposedly generous offers. Plus the majority of the stuff is given to Oprah for advertising & sponsors. She actually does not put her own money out to give anything for free. I think this is a common misconception about Oprah. It is probably the same with the Price Is Right gameshow.

I guess this whole year will be like a game show. Well she’s an American success story so no hate from me. She can selebrate her last year in this format any way she wants. But I think Martha Stewart (Oprah wannabe) beat Oprah on the network thing. Today was Martha’s premiere and it’s all Martha/Martha produced shows on Hallmark until primetime evening. Everyday it’s gonna be like this. It think she’s half owns Hallmark Channel now for that to be possible.

@paula:

I guess if you are willing to pay the taxes, you go. If not, you don’t. Very simple.

But how many of her audience members can actually afford to pay taxes? Supposedly her audience are middle class women. My problem with what Oprah does is that she misrepresents what these givaways are. It’s almost manipulation b/c it contributes to her image. She makes it sound like charity & it isn’t.

i think thats stupid! If she’s flying all the way to Australia, why not let Australian fans go see her! We’re the ones who watch her on TV everyday hoping one day to get the chance to go on her show, and when we do, the studio is already filled with her American guests! You come to our country, you entertain our people. Do Aussie people benefit at all out of her visit? I doubt it!! That’s why i never liked the woman! Bring on Ellen!!

@paula:

u r an idiot and u are spreading false information. u have to pay taxes on all prizes u win on shows. it does not matter if it is ellen or oprah. they cant arbitrarily decide that it is a gift. it clearly is not. it is a prize on a show. u pay taxes for winnings. she cant pay the taxes for them. if she paid it, that would be another prize.

I live in Australia and have been following Oprah for years, we are so excited that she is coming to visit. I think all of you who slam her obejectives are just plain uncharitable. Whether she pays for these things or not (as is the example we are being told our Australian Tourism Board is part funding her trip here) is irrelevant. Without her none of this would be happenning. It is through here own hardwork that success has come, and this in turn has allowed her to create what i am sure is an amazing life for herself, and in turn is being passed on to her viewers and fans though these give aways. She is a human being like the rest of us with i am sure the same highs and lows in life. Judging her on what she gives or not gives really has no merit. Who is judging us?

She never steps ups and helps with anything in this country besides making more green for her and Gail to roll in while they munch on each other. Step up Oprah and help the Democratic Party!!!!!!!!!!!!

She never steps ups and helps with anything in this country besides making more green for her and Gail to roll in while they munch on each other. Step up Oprah and help the Democratic Party!!!!!!!!!!!!

yeah how so very lucky in a way that taxpayers will have to pay for ta trip wat a freakin joke best if she just doesn’t come at all.

Whats gonna happen to her weight once she doesn’t have to worry about a studio audience?????

wave machine @ 09/16/2010 at 2:29 pm

A prize has to be won surely ??

Going to be in the audience is not competing to win a prize so really, surely it is a gift ?!

Weird world really – does my Granny have to pay tax if I give her a prize of a trip to Australia – after all she wouldn’t be going if I didn’t offer her the “Chance” to come

@paula: yer um she doesnt say she pays for it and she always says her friends at whatver company wud like the audience have the product and she gives them away at the end of the day she pushs companys to give free things to the public name in return for her 30 secs of promontion and it must work if they keep on giving her things to give away

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