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More Fallout From The Lance Armstrong TV Confession

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Lisa Breckenridge has the latest on the fallout from Lance Armstrong's televised confession to Oprah Winfrey.

We start with the good news, good news for Oprah that is...after all was said and done she did get a lot of eyeballs for her interview with Lance Armstrong.

We now know that worldwide over the two days, 28-million people watched the two part confession. That breaks down to 12-point-two million here in the US.  Eight million overseas...and 800-thousand saw it online. Although this wasn't her biggest interview on OWN. That goes to the late Whitney Houston's family...it is the biggest Friday night for the OWN network.

And this next story may just be a case of that ole tip of the iceberg...Lance Armstrong is being sued. Two California men have filed a class action lawsuit against Armstrong and the publishers of his books..."it's not about the bike" and "every second counts" for fraud and false advertising.

They are claiming the cyclist's best-selling memoir was billed as non-fiction...because they say the books were filled with lies after he confessed last week to systematic doping. This all very reminiscent of the readers who won a $2.75 million settlement from James Frey, the author of "A Million Little Pieces"...who also went to Oprah and said he had lied.

…and finally a little Banksy inspired graffiti popping up here in LA.

At first the art was being credited to the elusive Banksy...but a representative of Banksy released a statement saying the British artist has nothing to do with it. My personal favorite, this one...where the famous yellow jersey is seen on a biker hooked up to an I.V.

And one last bit of news: paramount pictures and J.J. Abrahms announced they are doing a bio-pic on Armstrong based on a book  "Cycle Of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong" it's by a New York Times reporter and not out till June.

And get this, Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper is interested in doing the film...he says Armstrong is fascinating. Matt Damon and Christian Bale's names also being tossed around.

Stay Tuned,

Lisa Breckenridge

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