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Old Oprah Tape May Scuttle Labor Nominee's Chances

Senators view decades-old domestic abuse allegations against Andrew Puzder

(Newser) - Fast-food executive Andrew Puzder's chances of becoming the next labor secretary appear to be in real jeopardy, and one reason is a tape of an Oprah Winfrey show from the 1990s. Senators have viewed the episode, called "High-Class Battered Women," in which Puzder's ex-wife appears in... More »

Oprah Makes $60M on One Painting

Reportedly sells portrait by Gustav Klimt for $150M

(Newser) - In 2006, Oprah Winfrey bought a painting by Austrian master Gustav Klimt for $87.9 million, the auction record for a Klimt painting. Wise move. Last summer, she sold the "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II" for $150 million and made a tidy profit of about $62 million, reports Bloomberg... More »

Oprah Will Be Back on TV This Fall

As a special contributor on '60 Minutes'

(Newser) - 60 Minutes is adding a familiar face for the program's 50th season. Oprah Winfrey has been announced as a special contributor who will begin appearing on the show this fall, reports CBS News . "She is a remarkable and talented woman with a level of integrity that sets her... More »

Oprah's New Bod Is a Gift to Weight Watchers

Shares spike as she reveals 40-pound weight loss

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey has lost 40 pounds since joining Weight Watchers—and that's doubly good news for her. After climbing as much as 19% to $12.50 on Thursday, per Bloomberg , shares of Weight Watchers were sitting at $12.02 as of this writing, meaning the nearly 6.4 million... More »

Oprah Reveals Her 2016 List of Favorite Things

Flowers that are cakes, headphones that are video screens, and more

(Newser) - Cakes picked by Gayle and lipstick on sale, these are a few of Oprah's Favorite Things. The lifestyle maven released her annual holiday gift guide Thursday, and with more than 100 items, it's her biggest yet, according to a press release . "Sometimes it's the little things... More »

Biggest Loser Winner Regained the Weight: 'To Hell With Shame!'

But Ali Vincent is determined to get fit again

(Newser) - Ali Vincent lost 112 pounds to become the first female winner of The Biggest Loser in 2008, and even continued her "fitness journey" in another reality show that aired between 2011 and 2014, E! reports. But today Vincent, who weighed 234 pounds when she started The Biggest Loser, has... More »

Tweet Mixes Up Whoopi and Oprah on the Red Carpet

Not good in general, but especially during another year of #OscarsSoWhite

(Newser) - There wasn't much controversy on the Oscars' red carpet Sunday evening, but controversy found its way onto Twitter during the glitzy parade of gowns and tuxes. Whoopi Goldberg showed up and showed herself off in an off-the-shoulder dress she said was inspired by the dress Bette Davis wore in... More »

Another Oprah Weight Pitch? No Thanks, I'm Done

'Maybe it can't be done,' says fan after 'epiphany'

(Newser) - Cassie St.Onge is a longtime fan of Oprah Winfrey, and, like Oprah, she's struggled with her weight for years. But the TV writer and producer had a revelation of sorts while hearing Oprah talk about her latest attempt to keep off extra pounds via her investment in Weight... More »

Why Oprah's Weight Loss Is the Stock Market's Gain

If you own Weight Watchers stock, watch Oprah's weight

(Newser) - Want to win in the stock market? Start paying attention to Oprah's waistline. Bloomberg reports Weight Watchers stocks rose up to 22% Tuesday after Oprah announced she lost 26 pounds using the program. Oprah—an investor and spokesperson for Weight Watchers— tweeted a video in which she claims she... More »

Oprah Winfrey's New Mansion Has a 'Wine Mine'

Yes, that is exactly what it sounds like

(Newser) - Perhaps you have a wine rack. Maybe even a wine fridge. But unless you are Oprah Winfrey, you probably do not have a "wine mine." What exactly is a wine mine, you ask? It's a 56-foot-long wine cellar that "looks like a mining tunnel, complete with... More »

Oprah Winfrey Is Publishing Her Memoir

And you better believe it's going to be inspirational

(Newser) - You get an inspirational life story! You get an inspirational life story! Everybody gets an inspirational life story! That's right, Oprah Winfrey is finally releasing her long-awaited memoir, which she says will use "her own story as the source of inspirational advice," USA Today reports. Flatiron Books... More »

13 Celebs With Bizarre Phobias

Including porcelain dolls, indoor houseplants, and seagulls

(Newser) - Halloween has passed, but the 32 celebrities rounded up by Ranker still have to deal with some very strange phobias. A sampling of their fears:
  1. Channing Tatum: pediophobia, fear of porcelain dolls
  2. Jennifer Love Hewitt: selachophobia, fear of sharks; she also has a fear of elevators
  3. Matthew McConaughey: cleithrophobia, fear
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Oprah's Favorite Things: $195 Sweatpants, $49 Salt

There's also pricey chocolate and a $650 suitcase on her list

(Newser) - A $120 set of chocolates, $450 set of pots, and $195 sweatpants are just a few of Oprah's Favorite Things of 2015. This year's list is the biggest yet (there are 87 items in all) and also perhaps "the most versatile and fun ever," the talk... More »

Key to Weight Watchers' Success: It Doesn't Work

Repeat customers are why Oprah's investment is 'brilliant,' writes psychologist

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey's decision to buy a big stake in Weigh Watchers is a "brilliant" business move on Winfrey's part, but not perhaps for the reason she thinks, writes psychology professor Traci Mann at New York . Yes, Weight Watchers seems like a proven success at first blush because... More »

Oprah Joins Weight Watchers, Buys 10% of It

It cost her $43.2M

(Newser) - "But not only am I the owner of 10% of Weight Watchers, I'm also a client." That's the upshot of Monday's big news from Oprah Winfrey, who has paid $43.2 million for a 10% stake in the company. It's part of a five-year... More »

Who's the Boss? Actor Says He's HIV-Positive

Danny Pintauro tells Oprah Winfrey his secret after 12 years

(Newser) - Danny Pintauro, who played Jonathan on Who's the Boss?, revealed a big secret when he went on Oprah Winfrey's Oprah: Where Are They Now? "I wanted to tell you this a long time ago, but I wasn't ready—I'm ready now—that I'm HIV-positive,... More »

8 Celebs Who Have Taught College Classes

From Kanye West to Amal Clooney

(Newser) - With their surreal and sometimes bizarre lives, it's not surprising that celebrities are occasionally the subjects of college-level classes ( The Sociology of Miley Cyrus , anyone?), but some A-listers have also been inspired to get behind the lecture podium, too. Below are eight celebs who've moonlighted as college... More »

Oprah Shutting Down Chicago's Harpo Studios

Production being shifted to West Coast

(Newser) - Chicago is losing a big piece of its broadcasting history—and around 200 jobs—with the closure of Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios. Winfrey came to Chicago yesterday to tell staff in person that production work for Oprah Winfrey Network shows like Super Soul Sunday and Oprah's Master Class ... More »

Michael Sam: 'I'm Not the Only One' in the NFL

He tells Oprah Winfrey 'a very few' others thanked him for coming out

(Newser) - Michael Sam may be the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, but he tells Oprah Winfrey in a new interview that he's not the only gay man in the league, the Washington Post reports. After he came out, Sam says in an interview airing on... More »

Here Are Oprah Winfrey's 'Favorite Things' of the Year

And no, you probably can't afford many of them

(Newser) - A $265 set of body products, a $700 pair of headphones, a $189 box of flowers: These are a few of Oprah Winfrey's favorite things. The talk show queen has released her Favorite Things list for 2014, and as usual, it features quite a few products most of us... More »

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