Oprah can control people's eating habits

In early 2009, Oprah caused a finger-licking stir when she gave away coupons for a free two-piece grilled chicken meal from KFC to viewers across the country. Within days, the coupon's website crashed and the restaurant suffered from its longest lines since ... well, ever. In 1996, Oprah was famously sued by a group of Texas cattlemen who claimed she had caused a decline in beef sales after she questioned the safety of meat on her show. The cattlemen lost the case but the power of Oprah became stronger than ever. -- Kate Stanhope, latimes.com
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