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Former Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon Wants to be ‘Like Oprah’

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Former 3LW singer and star of Disney’s ‘The Cheetah Girls’ Adrienne Bailon has announced she’s plotting to be the next Oprah Winfrey.

The 27-year-old singer and actress claims to be in talks to develop her own talk show, after a surprising turn last year as a co-host on ‘Maury’s Talented Kids,’ with talk show host Maury Povich.

“We’re in talks about a possible talk show,” Bailon revealed in a recent interview. “[Producers] approached me actually. That’s where the whole Maury thing came up. People are like, ‘Why is she doing stuff with Maury Povich?’ But this is why. I wanna be like Oprah.”

The singer continued to explain that her interest in hosting a television show arose because she is a “very nosy person,” who enjoys talking with “real” people. “Talk shows were the original reality TV,” she continued. “And I’d love to have real talk with real people. I am a very nosy person. I’m very curious about people’s lives, so I think that will make it interesting.”

Bailon is currently hard at work on her as-yet-untitled solo debut, which features Ne-Yo, The-Dream, Pitbull, Estelle and more.

“It’s an R&B-pop album that kind of reminds me of a modern day version of 3LW, I’m going back to my roots of R&B and hip-pop,” Bailon said of her forthcoming album. “I’m so excited. It’s going to be a great album and I think people will be really surprised.”

Her album, like her talk show, does not yet have a release date.


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