Oprah Apologizes for Asking for Viewers

In today's link roundup: Oprah's tweet asking Nielsen Box viewers to help boost OWN ratings was controversial. Plus: The dark origins of Valentine's Day. 

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Oprah Winfrey (Prakash Singh/Getty Images)

Oprah apologizes for asking Nielsen viewers to tune in: Oprah issued a public apology on Monday for sending a controversial tweet on Sunday night. As the Grammys took many viewers over to CBS on Sunday, Oprah took to Twitter to ask people to tune in to her cable network, OWN -- "especially if you have a Nielsen box."

Supreme Court justice robbed in West Indies: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed last week at machete point at his vacation home in the West Indies, a court spokeswoman said Monday.

Sony hiked prices for Houston's music within one hour of her death: Some are accusing the record company of initiating a price hike on one of Houston's albums, presumably in order to capitalize on the "free" publicity.

The dark origins of Valentine's Day: NPR traces the holiday's roots. 

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