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You Won't Believe How Much Oprah Winfrey Made From One Tweet

1/27/2016 10:32am EST
Whaaatttt? Oprah Winfery Made $12 Million From One Tweet About E
Oprah Winfrey made a whopping $12 million after tweeting about eating bread and losing weight on Tuesday. The TV mogul posted a video about Weight Watchers, claiming that she's able to eat bread and still drop the pounds.

"Eat bread. Lose weight. Whaaatttt? #ComeJoinMe," she captioned the post.

She reveals in the video: "This is the joy for me. I love bread! I love bread. I now just manage it. I have bread every day. That's the genius of this program! I have lost 26 pounds."

According to MarketWatch, Weight Watchers' shares increased over 16 percent after the video dropped. The media mav...
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Oprah Winfrey's Weight Watchers Message Is Truly Inspirational

12/29/2015 8:40am EST
Oprah Winfrey Debuts New Weight Watchers Commercial [WATCH]
Oprah Winfrey has more than just a financial stake in her partnership with Weight Watchers. She has a personal stake as well.

The media mogul is working hard at finally shedding the weight she has carried on her small frame her entire life.

Winfrey announced in October that she had not only become a spokesperson for the weight loss organization, she also paid $43 million for a 10 percent stake in the company.

The former talk show host is featured in a new commercial for the longstanding diet brand.

According to People, her message is truly inspirational.

“Inside every overweight woman ...
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Oprah Is In Fiji With Gayle And Pals

12/27/2015 11:34am EST
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Oprah Winfrey and her BFF Gayle King decided to take a trip over the Christmas holiday. According to Radar Online, Oprah brought a bunch of her friends to Fiji to enjoy some fun in the sun. Interestingly enough, Oprah bought a mansion in Hawaii a few years ago, but this trip called for something a little more exotic. It's unknown why the group chose Fiji or if they'd ever been there before, but it's easily one of the most breathtaking places in the world -- and it's a super popular travel destination. Of course, now that Oprah has been there, it may become even more popular!

Girls on the...
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This Is The Name Of Oprah Winfrey's Late Son She Had At 14

12/22/2015 1:44pm EST
Oprah Finally Reveals Name Of Son, Who Died When She Was Pregnan
It took 47 years, but Oprah Winfrey finally revealed the name of her son, who died shortly after birth to the 14-year-old then-future mogul. Oprah's choice for her son's surname appears to have been inspired by Biblical scripture from the Old Testament.

According to a report, Oprah made a shocking revelation about an issue she's been silent about for nearly five decades. During a segment of her "Evening with Oprah" tour, Winfrey, 61, talked to audience members about her rumored child who passed away when she was a teen.

The mystery around the OWN founder's secret son has cropped up in t...
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Oprah's Ski Chalet Is Freaking Awesome

12/21/2015 1:41pm EST
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Oprah Winfrey just purchased a new mansion in Colorado that is so awesome, it has its own ski tram and wine mine (more on that later). The TV mogul plunked down a cool $14 million on the Telluride property, according to Variety.

The 8,706-square-foot home resembles a "faux-rustic Rocky Mountain ski chalet" and includes five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms as well as "an avalanche of high-tech luxuries and a raft of whackadoodle amenities."

What are the amenities? A Finnish-style spa, heated driveway, and the ability to operate nearly everything in the home remotely (i.e., from another country)...
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Oprah Is A Big Taylor Swift Fan

12/2/2015 12:03pm EST
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Throughout her epic 2015, Taylor Swift has added a huge list of other celebrities to her "squad', with everyone from Patrick Stewart to Nicki Minaj pledging their support for the singer. But the latest "Swifty" to join the ranks may be the biggest star of all. Oprah Winfrey wants you to know that she can't even think about Taylor without getting emotional about what a great role model she is.

"I've never seen any woman handle herself the way she does," Oprah told Australia's Herald Sun. "She makes my eyes water, the way she handles herself."

Winfrey said she's amazed at how elegantly Swif...
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Shonda Rhimes Tells Oprah What She Thinks About Marriage -- Details

11/18/2015 10:48am EST
Shonda Rhimes Gets Personal With Oprah Winfrey 'I Don't Want To
"Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes does not want to get married, ever!

The uber-talented media mogul and creator of "How to get away with Murder" and "Grey's Anatomy" told Oprah Winfrey that revealing her "dirty little secret" in a public way feels "freeing."

"I was able to finally stand up and say, 'I don't want to get married.' At all," Rhimes, 45, told Winfrey during an episode of the former talk show host's "SuperSoul Sunday."

"I said that out loud. I said it to my family. I said it to my friends. I said it to anybody who asked. It's never been a dream of mine," she explained, as report...
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It's That Time Again, Check Out Oprah's List Of 'Favorite Things'

11/6/2015 8:53am EST
Oprah Reveals Annual List Of 'Favorite Things' In O Magazine
Oprah Winfrey has revealed her annual "Favorite Things" list of gifts and as usual, they are things that would be great to have if you have tons of money to spend.

The media mogul unveiled her 2015 list of favorite holiday items, all 87 of them.

The 61-year-old Weight Watchers part owner sported a bejeweled tiara, glam gown and red Apple watch on the cover of the annual issue.

For fun, she pushed down some wooden toy soldiers.

Winfrey revealed that this list in particular, is one of her best in two decades.

"I've been picking my Favorite Things for more than 20 years, but this year...
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More Drama Emerges About Oprah's Rumored 'Secret Son'

10/30/2015 10:14am EDT
Update: Oprah Winfrey's 'Secret Son' Details Alleged Abandonment
Oprah Winfrey's so-called "secret son," is desperate for a reunion with his unofficial "adoptive mom."

Watch the video below.

In a shocking update to a previous story, Calvin Mitchell aka Oprah Winfrey's would-be adopted son broke his silence and sat down for an exclusive interview with Radar Online. He insists that Oprah misled him into thinking she was interested in adopting him. Instead, he is hurting and confused over why she allegedly abandoned him years ago.

Mitchell, a 35-year-old truck driver in his home state of Illinois, looks dejected in the video, and offers details about hi...
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20 Celebrities Who Have Never Tied The Knot

10/20/2015 4:00pm EDT
20 Successful Celebrities Who Have Never Been Married
Read any website centered around entertainment, including this one, and you'll soon notice a prominent trend. Celebrity news sites love to write about the marriages of famous people, and that's probably because readers clearly love gossiping about them. From Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, stars getting together with other stars has always commanded the world's attention.

But with that said, another scan of those same headlines often shows that just like the rest of us, there are plenty of celebrities who go from relationship to relationship without ever s...
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What's This About Oprah's 'Secret Son?'

10/18/2015 9:14am EDT
Oprah Winfrey 'Secret Son' Rumors Surface Four Years After Talk
Oprah Winfrey allegedly has a "secret" son.

Today, some 23 years later, he revealed a deep state of depression with suicidal thoughts over Oprah's "betrayal" and "abandonment." The bombshell comes four years after the OWN founder's candid interview with CNN's Piers Morgan where she revealed her pain from childhood abuse, thoughts of suicide, and the death of a baby out of wedlock.

According to the shocking report (presuming all the facts are in order), Oprah Winfrey, 61, led a boy aka her "secret son" to believe she was his adoptive mother, and O's longtime lover, Stedman Graham, his s...
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You Won't Believe Who's Keeping Gayle King From Finding Love

8/3/2015 9:57am EDT
Is Oprah Winfrey To Blame For Gayle King's Failed Romances? TV M
News anchor Gayle King has struggled to find true love 20 years after divorcing her ex-husband, and BFF Oprah Winfrey may be the reason that she's still single.

A friend of the "CBS This Morning" co-host told the National Enquirer: "It's odd that for over two decades, an attractive, vibrant and financially successful woman like Gayle hasn't been able to find 'Mr. Right.' For Gayle, it's more like 'Mr. Right Now.' The men she dates just don't stick around for the long term."

King, 60, married attorney William Bumpus in 1982. They split in 1993 over reports that he cheated. Winfrey is godmo...
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Why Is Oprah Closing Chicago-based Harpo Studios?

3/4/2015 3:06pm EST
Oprah Closing Harpo Studios, 200 Employees To Lose Jobs
Oprah Winfrey is moving her business to Hollywood, much to the chargin of 200 of her employees at Chicago-based Harpo Studios.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Winfrey will relocate all of her Chicago-produced shows to her Oprah Winfrey Network headquarters in Los Angeles, effectively shutting down Harpo Studios. Winfrey apparently broke the news in person to her staff in Chicago this past Tuesday. The move comes two months after Winfrey moved her growing cable network into a new space in West Hollywood.

The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Winfrey on the move.

"[Chicago has] bee...
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Stars Who Grew Up Living In Poverty

1/7/2015 1:15pm EST
12 Celebrities Who Used To Be Poor
Some of Hollywood's biggest and most successful stars come from humble beginnings. The following rags-to-riches stories include stars who lived in their cars, one who wore a dress made out of a potato sack, and another who took a janitorial job at age 15 to support his family.

Leonardo DiCaprio's parents divorced when he was one, and he stayed mostly with his mother in Los Angeles, Calif. He lived in a rough neighborhood and was exposed to drugs, crime, prostitution, and violence near Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue. His mother took several jobs in order to support them. The actor t...
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Oprah Winfrey Okay With Choosing Career Over Children

12/14/2014 4:01pm EST
Oprah Winfrey Has 'No Regrets' With Choosing Career Over Childre
Television mogul Oprah Winfrey revealed in a sit-down with Barbara Walters that she has no regrets about not having children.

Winfrey made the list of Walters "Most Fascinating People" for the fourth time, and sat down with the legendary interviewer to reveal why she is okay with choosing her career over having a family with longtime love Stedman Graham.

"I could not have had the life or the career in the way that I had it if I'd chosen to have children," Winfrey revealed.

She then explained why her relationship with Graham has endured for 28 years.

"As we grow together, as we get older...
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Famous Spinsters: 14 Celebrities Who Never Got Married

10/21/2014 12:00pm EDT
Famous Spinsters: 14 Celebrities Who Never Got Married
Not too long ago, women who didn't get married were considered spinsters. Once they reached 40, they were officially Old Maids, and they were pitied for their lack of attachment to husbands and children.

Nowadays, plenty of women choose not to tie the knot, and many even raise children by themselves.

Actress Cameron Diaz, 41, has been in several long-term relationships. She dated singer Justin Timberlake and New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

She told Elle UK in 2011: "I think a lot of people are married to people that they're not romantic with anymore. I just didn't ever marry anybod...
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Oprah 'Disappointed,' But Ultimately 'Glad' She Didn’t Win Clippers Bid

6/1/2014 6:00pm EDT
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Oprah Winfrey has revealed she’s disappointed she didn’t win the bid on the Los Angeles Clippers, but has realized it’s for the best.

She tells Entertainment Tonight, “… Whatever is supposed to happen, happens. ... We went over that number, and then we went over that number again, and by the time we got to the final number [it was no longer] a good business decision. But for me? I was doing it. You know, my lawyers were like, 'Do you even like basketball?' I said, Yes, I LOVE basketball! And this is gonna be so much fun!' ... I thought it would be entertaining."

Oprah made the bid by fax,...
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Renee Lawless Talks From Theatre To Hit TV Show

5/27/2014 3:14pm EDT
Renee Lawless
She has gone from the stage to a popular TV show. Renée Lawless currently stars as Katheryn Cryer on Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots on the OWN network. The highly anticipated second season is set to premiere tonight, Tuesday, May 27. Renée is also in pre-production of her own video blog series “Renée’s Way or the Highway.”

We recently spoke about the new season and how she got to where she is today.

How did you get to where you are now?

Umm… By the grace of God!! I did my Master’s studies in Voice and was always acting in various productions thru out my school years. Durin...
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Oprah May Bid On Los Angeles Clippers

4/30/2014 9:00pm EDT
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If NBA owners force Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling out of the league following his racist comments, Oprah Winfrey may be there to take his place.

Winfrey is part of a group, including music mogul David Geffen and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, mulling over a bid for the professional basketball team.

While talking to ESPN, Geffen said neither he nor Oprah were interested in running the business side of the team – that would fall to Ellison. However, he said, "She thinks it would be a great thing for an important black American to own [another] franchise.

"The team deserves a better...
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20 Incredible David Letterman Moments That Kept Us Watching

4/28/2014 6:00pm EDT
20 Incredible David Letterman Moments That Kept Us Watching
The landscape of late night TV has changed dramatically over the last year. Jay Leno retired, for good this time, and was replaced by Jimmy Fallon. Seth Meyers was brought in from SNL to take Fallon's old slot. And then just when everyone thought things were settling down... the best late night talk show host since Johnny Carson dropped a bomb.

David Letterman's announcement that he will retire in 2015, followed by the quick naming of Stephen Colbert as his replacement by CBS sent shockwaves through the industry. Jay Leno may have been ahead in the ratings when he left but ask most comedy ...
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Pharrell Cries Listening To 'Happy' Tribute

4/15/2014 12:03pm EDT
Pharrell
Happy is an uplifting tune, but Pharrell can't help but cry when he watches people enjoy his song.

The singer sat down with Oprah to talk about his album G I R L and the worldwide hit, explaining the song didn't get any traction until he released the music video.

Happy first appeared on Despicable Me 2's soundtrack last June, but it didn't receive much attention until November when a 24 hour music video was created using various celebrities dancing around Los Angeles. The video was immediately re-created by fans around the world, with over 1000 appearing on YouTube.

Oprah shared a coll...
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The Biggest Losers: Celebrities Who Have Lost Over 50 Pounds!

3/22/2014 8:00pm EDT
The Biggest Losers: Celebrities Who Have Lost Over 50 Pounds!
Singer Jordin Sparks made a drastic lifestyle change to drop more than 50 pounds over two and a half years. In 2011 she told People magazine what her "secret" was: "It was just a shift in my thinking. Instead of talking about being more active, I just got up and did it. There's no secret. Anybody can do it."

The former "American Idol" star told Life & Style magazine that the extra weight was like carrying a 5-year-old child.

"By March of last year [2012], I lost 50. And then I maintained it for the rest of the year. I was in the gym all day long. When I got up I would hike, then I would g...
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Lindsay Lohan Says She Has A 'Really Strong Bond' With Oprah Winfrey

3/8/2014 12:00pm EST
Lindsay Lohan Says She Has A 'Really Strong Bond' With Oprah Win
After teaming up with Oprah Winfrey for her upcoming reality show, Lindsay Lohan says the TV mogul became one of her closest confidants and someone she can rely on to give her advice.

The actress explained, "I feel really lucky to be able to work with someone like Oprah and create. I have a really strong bond with her where I can call and she gives me this wonderful advice and she has been this really strong person I can listen to and learn from in life."

The pair got close after Winfrey interviewed Lohan following her release from rehab. That's when they formulated the idea for a reality...
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Oprah Winfrey Tells Lindsay Lohan To 'Cut The BS' In First Trailer For Docu-series 'Lindsay'

3/5/2014 9:04pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
"There's nothing left in having a drink for me," says Lindsay Lohan in the first trailer for new reality series "Lindsay," which follows the troubled star post-rehab as she relocates back to New York. "What's left in that feeling? nothing. there's no party that i haven't gone to, there's no person that i haven't hung out with, there's no situation that I haven't, you know, been exposed to."

The series, produced by media mogul Oprah Winfrey takes a candid look at the life of Lohan after her stay in a California rehab center as she attempts to stay sober and turn things around.

Lohan became...
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Oscar Nominations 2014: No Sure Thing – Looking At The Snubs And Surprises

1/17/2014 12:00pm EST
2014 Oscar Nominations
The 2014 Oscar nominations have arrived in a busy week filled with Golden Globes, Critics' Choice Awards and SAG Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences filled this competitive film year with quite a few snubs. Left off the Oscar list are big names like Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Oprah Winfrey and Robert Redford. Movies that seemed to be sure-things in September are nothing but a distant memory to Oscar voters like Saving Mr. Banks and Lee Daniels' The Butler. Who will come out on top? Well, it no longer seems to be handed to 12 Years a Slave because Gravity and American Hust...
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Oprah: 'If I Had Kids, My Kids Would Hate Me'

12/12/2013 5:04pm EST
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Oprah Winfrey has opened up about why she never had any children. The TV mogul believes if she had kids her success would have made a negative impact on them.

She told The Hollywood Reporter: "If I had kids, my kids would hate me. They would have ended up on the equivalent of the Oprah show talking about me; because something [in my life] would have had to suffer and it would've probably been them."

At age 14, Winfrey gave birth to a baby boy after years of sexual abuse. Her son died tragically a few weeks later.

In 2011, she opened up about her traumatic childhood, confessing: "Getting ...
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New Pics: Naya Rivera, Kim Kardashian And More At THR's Women In Entertainment Breakfast

12/12/2013 9:40am EST
Naya Rivera
On Wednesday, the most prevalent female names in the entertainment business assembled at the Beverly Hills Hotel for The Hollywood Reporter's 22nd annual Women in Entertainment breakfast to honor Renaissance woman Oprah Winfrey.

Presenting the award to Oprah was her long-time friend Maria Shriver, who wrote a poem called "Becoming."

The special event was attended by well known celebrities Demi Lovato, Glee star Naya Rivera, Mandy Moore and Kim Kardashian and her "momager,"Kris Jenner, as well as sister, Khloe Kardashian.

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SAG Award Nominees Named: '12 Years A Slave' Tops Nods (Full List)

12/11/2013 11:14am EST
12 Years a Slave
Some people were surprised by The Butler’s presence here, but I don’t see any surprises from them. Movies like Gravity and Her (which are frontrunners for a Best Picture nomination) aren’t large cast films, and wouldn’t get the Ensemble nomination over The Butler. The big surprise is Dallas Buyers Club, which is a relatively small cast, and did manage an Ensemble nomination. That could go a long way in getting DBC to a Best Picture nomination. Also, Daniel Bruhl is back in the race with a Supporting Actor nomination for Rush.

Kudos to the SAG members for nominating James Gandolfini for E...
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28 Celebrities Who Use Stage Names

11/14/2013 1:03pm EST
28 Celebrities Who Use Stage Names
Many celebrities have changed their names before they hit it big, and for many reasons. Let's take a look at some of the biggest stars who didn't take their birth name to Hollywood.

Katy Hudson didn't want to be confused with Kate Hudson, so she took her mother's maiden name and became Katy Perry.

Oprah Winfrey's name is iconic, but it's not actually her real name. It's Orpha, after the biblical figure. However, so many people mispronounced her name while she was growing up that the mispronunciation stuck.

Barry Manilow was born Barry Alan Pincus. He took his mother's maiden name...
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Fans Spend Ridiculous Amount Of Money For Oprah Winfrey's Things

11/4/2013 5:00pm EST
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Oprah Winfery held a giant yard sale over the weekend and raised $600,000 for charity. She sold hundreds of items both online and at a live auction at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in California.

Funds were raised for the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund, which helps graduates of her school in South Africa.

According to the Los Angeles Times, many items were sold for more than they were worth because fans wanted to get their hands on pieces from her homes in Hawaii, Indiana and California.

A set of six 18th-century Louis XVI armchairs with hand-embroidered...
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