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Lance Armstrong Confesses To Doping In Oprah Interview

Lance Armstrong. Sigh.


For over a decade, Lance Armstrong vehemently denied to using performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career. Now he has finally come forward to the truth in an interview with Oprah Winfrey set to air on her OWN network. There had been much speculation about what their interview would entail,  ABC News and USA Today are confirming, citing some unnamed sources, that Armstrong let the cat out of the bag on Monday for the taped interview.

An anonymous person familiar with the situation didn’t discuss specifics of  what Armstrong said, but reported to CNN that he was emotional at times throughout the conversation. Armstrong sent a text to the Associated Press early Saturday morning saying: I told her (Winfrey) to go wherever she wants and I’ll answer the questions directly, honestly, candidly. That’s all I can say.”  And we’re sure she did.


The taping session began around 2 p.m. in Austin, Texas, after they finished Oprah tweeted,Just wrapped with @lancearmstrong More than 2 1/2 hours . He came READY!” She is scheduled to appear on ‘CBS This Morning’ on Tuesday to discuss the interview, which as she has said will be edited down to 90 minutes.

The disgraced cyclist gathered with about 100 Livestrong Foundation staffers at their Austin headquarters for a meeting where he issued a sincere and heartfelt apology.” “It generated lots of tears,” spokeswoman Katherine McLane said, adding that he “took responsibility” for the trouble he has caused the foundation. He was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in October 2012. A government source tells ABC News that Armstrong is now talking with authorities about paying back some of the US Postal Service money from sponsoring his team. He is also talking to authorities about confessing and naming names, giving up others involved in illegal doping. Well, I guess now is as good a time as ever to start snitching.



The “no-holds-barred” interview will air Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on OWN. This is going to cut into ‘Scandal’ . so I”ll catch the first hour of it.

Will you be watching Lance squirm and cry?


Lance Armstrong Tells Oprah ALL

Will Lance Armstrong Tell Oprah EVERYTHING?


Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong will sit down with Oprah Winfrey for what is being billed as a no holds barred interview.

Years of doping speculation finally culminated with the 7 time Tour de France winner being stripped of his titles last summer.

The Austin resident was also prohibited from participating in any event sanctioned by the World Anti Doping Agency, which includes marathons and triathlons.

Dropped by his high profile friends, Armstrong resigned from  Livestrong, the cancer charity he founded in the wake of his own recovery from testicular cancer.

These high profile interviews are ratings gold, but are they enough to sustain an entire network?

Oprah’s chat with Lance will air on January 17 @ 9PM on OWN.

Mel Gibson and Lance Armstrong: Social Outcasts

THESE two.


What happens to high profile friendships when careers implode? Two very different celebrities can answer that.

Mel Gibson has had several years to process his spectacular fall from grace.

Shortly after the Mad Max star’s darker side was revealed, Jodi Foster was one of the few entertainers to stand by Gibson. In September of 2010 Foster told More Magazine about Gibson:

“…he is easiest, nicest person I’ve ever worked with  — AND –  I will love this man for the rest of my life — AND — When you love a friend, you don’t abandon them when they are struggling — AND — I hope I can help him get through this dark moment.”

It is interesting to note that Gibson’s abusive tirade came right before the release of  The Beaver, a film directed by Foster. So Jodi’s apology tour was in part an attempt to salvage her own career prospects.

Madeleine Stowe from “Revenge”

So I was surprised to learn during an interview with Katie Couric, Revenge star Madeline Stowe agreed to talk about Gibson. In reference to the DUI arrest, misogynistic and anti Semitic comments and abusive threats to the mother of his child (I’m sure I missed something) Stowe states:

It’s not for me to assess what has been going on in his heart and in his mind…

Stowe, who co starred with Gibson in We Were Soldiers (2002) talks about the charity work that he and his ex-wife do through their foundation and goes on to say:

I can only tell you the Mel that I know, and that Mel is the same one other people [who] have worked with him know. He was probably one of the most wonderful people on the set ever, that you could ever imagine. He has been a very good friend to me. He is very tortured by what’s going on. I do not believe he’s an anti-Semite in my heart of hearts. I think that he’s a very complex, complex, deep individual, and I have remained his friend and I hope the best for him. He’s a real creative force, he’s a special man.”

I’ll just leave that there and move on to Lance Armstrong, whose scandal is fresh out the oven.
Earlier this month, after years of speculation about doping, Armstrong was banned from any sporting event governed by the World Anti Doping Agency and dropped by Nike. The 41-year old cyclist resigned from the chairmanship of his Livestrong charity but vowed to continue his work behind the scenes.
Arriving through a private entrance, Armstrong spoke at the cancer charity’s annual fundraiser last week. Many celebrities also skipped the normally packed red carpet. Long time Armstrong brah and fellow Austin resident Matthew McConaughey was a no-show entirely.
Sean Penn, ever the blowhard, rebel had this to say:
Let’s pause so I can suck my teeth and roll my eyes. I’m all for sticking around through thick and thin but where do you draw the line?
If it doesn’t involve you personally, exactly what kind of bad behavior would make you ditch a friend?