Sure - blame it all on Aniston. The Lowdown reports there is an reason why Jennifer Aniston was one of Oprah's first guests this year. It's one of those "Help Me, Help You" situations. The Lowdown reports:
PIECES FIT TOGETHER It was a huge coup for Oprah Winfrey when Jennifer Aniston went on her show last September and discussed her tabloid-ready divorce. Now Star magazine reports that Aniston had a tit-for-tat agreement with Oprah â€” who agreed to hype "A Million Little Pieces," the discredited memoir by James Frey, in return for Aniston's on-air dishing, Star claims. Aniston, whose rep denies the story, owns the movie rights, and Star says Warner Bros. is getting cold feet.
See the thing I don't get is that Jennifer really didn't talk about her divorce on Oprah that day. Also Warner Brothers has purchased the movie rights but I don't think Aniston has been attached to anything with the movie and her and Brad are not working together at their production company, Plan B. To me this doesn't add up - besides, Oprah and Aniston are good buddies. That doesn't mean I don't think there are back end promotional deals like this that exist, I'm just not believing the Aniston-Oprah-Frey connection.
I think this whole thing has gotten way out of hand and blown out of proportion. Gawker has a fabulous letter from a girlfriend of James from his follow up book, My Friend Leonard and she went off on Oprah. The big O better watch out.