Well, yeah, he’s gotta save something for the exclusive, hyped-to-the-max Oprah interview! As Twitchy told you last week, disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong will appear on the talk show queen’s network set to air on Jan. 17.

Well, duh. Armstrong is getting all his long-overdue, cynically-timed apologies out of the way in time for the huge Oprah-enabled publicity blitz. Pesky gestures. But crocodiles can turn on the tears and sorrow on cue.


Wonder if the cameras will be rolling for this:


We bet Armstrong’s performance on Oprah will rival any Golden Globe award winner’s. Prepare the Livestrong-branded tissue boxes.


Update: Jaundice-eyed observers of the Lance Armstrong circus are suggesting other possible Lance Armstrong confessions.