Yes, even THE Oprah Winfrey has been given the pink slip. Winfrey co-anchored WJZ's 6 pm. weekday newscast in Baltimore, when, after seven months, she was let go. "I was removed from the 6 p.m. news exactly April 1, 1977," Winfrey told the Baltimore Sun. "The general manager called me upstairs, and I thought it was an April Fool's joke when they told me, 'We have bigger plans for you; we're going to put you on the morning cut-ins.'"
Wintour was let go from a magazine job earlier in her career, but it didn't stop her from becoming the iconic editor of Vogue that she is now. "I worked for American Harper's Bazaar...they fired me. I recommend that you all get fired. It's a great learning experience."