Spiritual Surf: Kathy Griffin teases Oprah, Gwyneth Paltrow’s diet, Jeff Sharlet infiltrates C Street
Soul’s Code has suffered occasional blow-back for critiquing Oprah’s mixed messages. We challenge Oprah from the non-dualist, spiritual “left”; celeb-spoofing comedienne Kathy Griffin has made a career out of roasting Oprah from the secular “right.”
Expect the biggest round of Oprah jokes in the media, ever, thanks to Griffin’s publicity tour for her upcoming memoir, Official Book Club Selection, (the foreword is addressed to Winfrey, and Griffin has launched a facetious petition to get it on Oprah’s Book Club).
Griffin’s newest Oprah riffs are in this video, where the Life on the D List host has fun with Oprah favorites, The Secret, and Eckhart Tolle (who also happens to be a Soul’s Code favorite).
Her bottomline line on Oprah: “I love her . . . and watch her every day but I still think she’s full of shit.”
The most glamorous advocate of Dr. Junger’s radical detox diet:
Gwyneth Paltrow (UK Daily Mail)
Rolling Stone journalist infiltrates the Washington, DC Republican fundamentalist redoubt, C Street
Jeff Sharlet is a visiting research scholar at New York University’s Center for Religion and Media. He is a contributing editor for Harper’s and Rolling Stone, the coauthor, with Peter Manseau, of Killing the Buddha
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