Oprah wants a sit-down with George Zimmerman about Martin shooting

Posted: March 29, 2012

Oprah wants a sit-down with George Zimmerman about Martin shooting

"Mr. Zimmerman...I would love to talk to him."

So Oprah Winfrey says about her fervent wish to interview George Zimmerman, the man who shot African American Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

Oprah tells TV celeb show Extra's AJ Calloway she is deeply disturbed by the incident. "It is a tragedy and it is a shame that we're sitting here 33 days later and there hasn't been an arrest, or questioning of what actually happened." Oprah adds that the national outcry over the slaying is proof that U.S. discourse has progressed when it comes to race. "I saw some people on Twitter saying nothing has changed, the same thing's going on. Lots has changed and you know why? Because black people, white people, brown people, yellow people all over this country and all over the world are saying the same thing "it's a tragedy and it's a shame and justice needs to be served."

Terrence Howard: Wife extorting me!

A day after news broke of more weirdness in the Allen Iverson divorce comes word of more craziness in Terrence Howard's bust-up with estranged wife Michelle Ghent Howard.

Terrence, 43, who has a house in Lafayette Hill, has filed a police report with Los Angeles police claiming his wife threatened to release embarrassing material, including a homemade sex vid, unless he pays up. TMZ says the Hustle & Flow star recorded his wife's threats and handed the tape over to the police.

No comment from police or Michelle's lawyer.

Amy Winehouse estate: $4.7 mil

British blues singer Amy Winehouse, who died in July at age 27, left an estate worth $4.7 mil after taxes, probate documents reveal. No will, so all the cash goes to her parents - her ex-hub, Blake Fielder-Civil, gets nada.

Lohan 1, Freud 0

Mean Girls star Lindsay Lohan has completed the 18 sessions of psychotherapy Judge Stephanie Sautner ordered her to enjoy as part of probation. Sources tell TMZ LiLo says therapy has "made an impact." She has learned ways "to help her handle difficult situations in the future." (In only 18 couch-rides!) She's due back in court Thursday.

Brooke Astor estate resolved

New York socialite and philanthropist Brooke Astor's estate was settled Wednesday, ending a bitter five-year fight between Astor's son, Anthony Marshall, and various charities she supported over which version of her will was definitive, reports the New York Times. Astor died in 2007 at age 105, leaving a reported estate worth $198 mil.

H'ray! say a number of orgs, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, and New York City's public schools. Marshall, convicted in 2009 of trying to use Astor's dementia to bilk her out of her money, gets $14.5 mil.

Oprah to face Gayle King

USA Today says Oprah bff (or ex-bff?) Gayle King, who jumped the teetering OWN ship for a coanchor job on CBS This Morning, will host the Big O on her show Monday. Oprah, who will be in New York to film scenes for her Lifeclass series, will talk about OWN and her Leadership Academy with King and her cohosts, Charlie Rose and Erica Hill.

Kris moves on from Kim Kardashian

You can stop feeling sorry for Kim Kardashian refuse Kris Humphries. In Touch Weekly says the 27-year-old NBA player "was spotted partying with a group of friends that included Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino - and hitting on many pretty ladies." The mag quotes Anonymous Witness, who says, "Kris asked Vinny to help him pick up girls." Cool.

Love hurts: Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana, who looked so beautiful together it caused seasickness in 18 percent of the population, have broken up. Us Weekly says they first "hooked up" (how we loathe that phrase), three months ago on the set of their thriller Words. In February, Saldana was seen hangin' with Cooper's mom, Gloria, leading to rumors things were getting serious. But Anonymous Source tells the mag they "weren't superserious at all." Cooper's superseriously awesome list of ex-gfs includes Renée Zellweger, Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Lopez, and Melanie Laurent.

Comedy for Kate Flannery

Office actor Kate Flannery, who learned her ABCs at Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor, has signed to host Standup in Stilettos, a new stand-up comedy revue on TV Guide Network, Variety reports.

'Hunger Games' tops music chart

Hunger Games, dominating the box office charts, this week also topped Billboard's album chart with its Taylor Swift, the Arcade Fire, and Maroon 5-stuffed soundtrack CD. It sold 175,000 copies in its first week. It's the first movie soundtrack to debut at No. 1 since Michael Jackson's This Is It in 2009. Adele's 21 is in second place with 130,000, while the Shins' Port of Morrow debuted at No. 3, with 75,000. One Direction's Up All Night, which had a record-breaking debut week at No. 1 last week, drops to No. 4 with 55,000 units sold.

Michael Jackson tribute tix

The multimedia Michael Jackson tribute show "Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour" will hit the Wells Fargo Center for two shows, April 10 and 11. Tix range from $50 to $250. Info: 1-800-298-4200 or www.comcasttix.com/.

This article contains information from Inquirer wire services and websites. Contact "SideShow" at sideshow@phillynews.com.

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