Winner and loser of the week in pop culture, ft. Lady O
Winner of the week
Oprah Winfrey. Honestly, we were starting to think the billionaire media mogul had disappeared. Surely she had retreated to some fabulous, faraway land of personal growth, good books and a sprawling trove of ceramic kitchen roosters. But then Ms. O popped up out of nowhere, invested in Weight Watchers, collected $70 million in a day as its stock more than doubled, then made us ugly cry over Mary Tyler Moore in a PBS special that aired right around the time her seven-part Belief series premiered on her very OWN network. Let’s face it, this was the Week of the Oprah, and now we know that no matter how long she lies dormant, the queen will always rise again.
Loser of the week
Pumpkin Spice. Away with you! There’s pumpkin spice everything, everywhere, every second of the day. It’s even in our hair. OUR HAIR! P.S. Brown butter is the new pumpkin spice, anyway. Get on board, but let’s try not to overdo it this time.