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What Ever Happened to Miss Cleo?

Miss Cleo in 2008Most remember Miss Cleo as the star of infomercials for pay-per-minute psychic phone lines. (Those who don’t can read my review of the Miss Cleo infomercial and watch the video clips at that end.) But after the “Jamaican” Miss Cleo was exposed as a Los Angeles native named “Youree Dell Harris” and her employer was shut down for unseemly business practices, she seemed to drop out of sight.

So what ever happened to Miss Cleo?

Miss Cleo “came out” as a lesbian in 2006 and did voice-over work in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. She lives in Lake Worth, Florida and has a website at www.The-Real-MsCleo.com. Miss Cleo does a radio program called Vee Radio; she explains how the show got its name: “Then we noticed a pattern. Voodoo begins with a ‘V’. Vibrations begins with a ‘V’. Voice begins with a ‘V’. Vagina begins with a ‘V’ (after all, Cleo is a Lesbian). Long meeting short, Vee Radio was born!”

Miss Cleo is still speaking with a “Jamaican” accent and still claims to have mystical powers. According to the Palm Beach Post, “…she doesn’t call herself a psychic. Rather, she says, she is a voodoo priestess.” (Yeah, that makes things better.) On her website she offers various supernatural services, including Tarot readings, “energy cleansings,” and “house cleanings” (to remove disruptive spirits, not dust mites). Oh, and she also does wedding ceremonies starting at $350.

Miss Cleo appeared in a movie called Becoming Psychic. This thing looks like a student film where the director just called all of his lesbian witch friends and put them in front of a camera:

At the end of last year, Miss Cleo offered her predictions for 2009 on one of her radio shows. You can listen to the radio program for yourself. (The predictions start at the 9:45 mark.) For the most part, these predictions are vague and boring—nothing like the bold and daring psychic predictions that used to be published every year in the National Enquirer. These are more like the “predictions” at the end of each episode of The McLaughlin Group.

Here are a few of Cleo’s predictions for 2009 followed by my comments:

• “I also saw a cruise ship having some problems at sea. The cruise ship’s registry seems to be Italian, and that’s all I can tell you. It was a vision I got.”

My cousin’s friend’s grandmother went on a cruise and said the shrimp cocktail didn’t taste too fresh. That’s “some problem” but I don’t know if the ship had an Italian registry.

• Mercedes will “introduce” a luxury electric car in 2009; it will be on the road no later than mid-2010.

• “Today’s bailout…will negatively impact the adults and individuals working in 2033 and the economy in 2033.”

I’ll just say this once: DUH! People working in 2033 will be paying out 98.5% of their income in taxes so that all those greedy grannies get prescription drugs and luxury electric Mercedes free from the government.

• “One of the cast members of the show Taxi is lost this year.”

I’ve had Tony Danza in my celebrity death pool for years—finally it’s going to pay off!

• “We may lose one of the original Rolling Stones.”

Keith Richards has actually been dead since 1997 but no one’s bothered to tell him.

• Coins will be eliminated from our currency by 2011 as part of the stimulus package.

Darn! That means I won’t be able to use Sacagawea dollars in the Psychic Kisok in my local shopping mall.

Sometimes Miss Cleo’s problem isn’t predicting the future; it’s predicting the present:

• “Drew Peterson will be charged for his third wife’s murder. Not for Lacey’s [sic.], but for his third wife’s murder. That son of a bitch is just a little too arrogant for me.”

This prediction turned out to be exactly right, but Peterson’s fourth wife was named Stacy, not “Lacey.”

• “I am predicting a quite violent coup in Nigeria. Mugabe’s rule will be brought to an end.”

Robert “Comrade Bob” Mugabe is the president of Zimbabwe, not Nigeria!

• “Madoff will not serve one day in jail…Mark my words, that man will not spend one day in jail.”

WRONG: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=7458833

But the most intriguing prediction for Miss Cleo fans is this one:

• “Miss Cleo will be returning to television in 2009.”

She gave no further details on the broadcast, but an article in Boca Raton Magazine says Cleo’s show will be “about relationships and break-ups.” I can’t wait!

Comments

  • 11 Responses to “What Ever Happened to Miss Cleo?”

  • I am getting married in October and according to her website she officiates weddings. I am looking into this immediately.

    Comment by #1InfomercialFan on June 3, 2009 at 9:31 am

  • Be sure to also get one of Miss Cleo’s “cleansings” so that your honeymoon won’t be interrupted by any “disruptive spirits.”

    Seriously, if you do get Miss Cleo to do your ceremony, we’d love to see the wedding photos!

    Comment by Paul Lucas on June 3, 2009 at 9:52 am

  • I would love to see a video and pics for your wedding if that happened. Hell I would even pay to travel to your wedding just to see it, even though I have no idea who you are.

    Comment by Anthony on June 3, 2009 at 11:19 am

  • A voodoo priestess/former psychic lesbian and talk show host? You can’t write this stuff. I remember hearing about Cleo’s legal troubles with false claims during her “fee readin’s”, but I didn’t know the former psychic infomercial queen was back. Hey, at this rate, maybe former late-night fixtures like Tony Little and Jake Steinfeld (apparently the real last name of the “Body by Jake” guy/Stallone ripoff who always opened his commercials by saying “Hey gang”) can make comebacks.

    That is, if Cleo wants to predict as much. 🙂

    Comment by John on June 5, 2009 at 4:50 pm

  • On her website she offers various supernatural services, including Tarot readings, “energy cleansings,” and “house cleanings” (to remove disruptive spirits, not dust mites).

    Does she also do “colon cleansings”? If not, she might consider horning in on Klee Irwin’s racket.

    Comment by D.E.T. on June 20, 2009 at 10:19 am

  • Does anyone know if Ms. Cleo plans to appear in the Jerry Springer show?

    Comment by znkp on June 22, 2009 at 12:24 pm

  • Wow, a psychic voodoo priestess with name recognition issues…

    Drew Peterson is multiple wife murderer and former cop. I guess one of his wives was named Stacy.

    Scott Peterson was convicted of killing his wife Lacey here in the SF bay area. I know this because it was constantly plastered all over the friggin news here when they were searching for her.

    I dunno, do you think psychic voodoo hacks might have heard of the Google?

    Comment by Mark in SJ on June 28, 2009 at 10:01 am

  • Miss Cleo had the worst fake Jamaican accent I’ve ever heard. Worse than drunken frat boys trying to sing along to Bob Marley songs…

    Comment by Edith Prickly on August 9, 2010 at 10:25 am

  • “I also saw a cruise ship having some problems at sea. The cruise ship’s registry seems to be Italian, and that’s all I can tell you. It was a vision I got.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Concordia

    “One of the cast members of the show Taxi is lost this year.”.

    She must have been watching a Celebrity Rehab marathon when she came up with that one.

    Comment by BOTR on January 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm

  • Miss Cleo. Is now a porn star, she’s
    Done prob a dozen films with both
    Me and women. Google miss Cleo
    Porn star and enjoy!!

    Comment by Mitchell rhone on May 24, 2013 at 6:08 pm

  • I thought this weirdo went to prison at some point for fraud?

    Comment by Sara on January 6, 2014 at 7:35 pm

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