January 10, 2011 | 7:51am
"Octomom" Nadya Suleman won't be a part of Oprah Winfrey's popular "My Favorite Things" episodes, during which the audience is showered with free swag, but there will be something offered to her: financial advice. And maybe the chance to salvage whatever is left of her dignity.
On Friday's show, Oprah hosts Suleman along with "money powerhouse" Suze Orman, who will attempt to help the Octomom to figure out a way to pay the $450,000 balloon payment on her La Habra home, as well as create a stable financial environment for the coming months and years.
For Suleman, the hope is that Orman will help her figure out how best to stay on top of her finances and away from the charity of Steve Hirsch
of the adult-entertainment company Vivid.
Can Suze Orman save Octomom? Can anyone?
Orman is the host of a daily talk show, as well as a New York Times
best-selling author. She's twice been named one of TIME
's 100 Most Influential People. Despite her success, she'll have her work cut out for her with Octomom and her 14 offspring.
Suleman has already had the deadline for the balloon payment extended on several occasions, courtesy of her landlord, Amer Haddadin. But Haddadin's patience is wearing thin. Which is where Hirsch came in, first hoping to recruit her into a $1 million role in a film, then offering to make the balloon payment if Octomom joined Vivid as an employee. Suleman has refused Hirsch's offers.