Now that Oprah Winfrey has a TV network all to herself, too perfectly called OWN, she's decided that she needs to share the wealth, and along with producer Mark Burnett, is launching a reality competition called Your Own Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star!
"The landscape and acceptance of ordinary people on television is widely accepted … Much in the way 'American Idol' finds unknown people (to be recording stars) there's no reason we can't find someone who deserves their own show. Try to be authentically yourself. Show energy. Donald Trump gave me the greatest advice with 'The Apprentice': Find people with the greatest energy source … you'll be hard-pressed to show me someone who has their own show on TV who is not energetic and who has charisma."
Sounds pretty inneresting. We wonder if it will take off!
"When somebody approaches you and says, 'Hey, this is a Hollywood party where you get to hang out with the powerful people in Hollywood,' well that sounds like a great opportunity."
In fact, this sit down comes shortly after Elijah Wood discussed "organized" child abuse and pedophilia in the entertainment industry -- a story which he has since recanted. However, the 44-year-old believes there was in fact a type of network that allowed executives to prey on child stars.