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Jesus Christ Writes to Oprah

Jesus Christ of Maine, that is

(Newser) - A letter from Jesus Christ might be the affirmation Oprah Winfrey needs to run for the presidency, reports the AP . An 83-year-old Maine woman who changed her name to Jesus Christ says she began a letter writing campaign 50 years ago to spread a message of faith and peace, WGME-TV... More »

Wrinkle in Time May Not Be Worth Yours

Joe Morgenstern calls big-budget film 'a great disappointment'

(Newser) - More than 50 years after it was written, Madeleine L'Engle's beloved children's tale about a girl who hopes to rescue her father from a distant planet, to which he's traveled through a wrinkle in time, is hitting the big screen. What did Ava DuVernay manage with... More »

Oprah's 'Amazing' Baby Gift to Mindy Kaling Needed a U-Haul

An 'amazing' bookcase with 100 children's classics

(Newser) - Little Katherine Kaling likely received many thoughtful presents after mom Mindy Kaling gave birth to her in December. But it was the contents of a U-Haul truck sent by Kaling's Wrinkle in Time co-star Oprah Winfrey that the Mindy Project creator is now calling "the most amazing gift.... More »

Trump Goes After Oprah on Twitter

Tweet followed her appearance on '60 Minutes'

(Newser) - President Trump used to know Oprah Winfrey "quite well," he tweeted late Sunday night, but he didn't exactly have warm words for his former acquaintance. Politico reports the tweet came after Winfrey appeared on 60 Minutes , which reprised a panel discussion it had last fall with 14... More »

With One Paragraph, Oprah Shuts Down 2020 Buzz

'It's not something that interests me,' she tells 'InStyle'

(Newser) - "Not for me." Three words buried in an InStyle interview, but enough to quash the overwhelming buzz about a possible presidential run by Oprah Winfrey in 2020—at least for now. Winfrey, who appears on InStyle's March cover, spoke to the magazine three weeks before her Golden... More »

Trump: I'd Beat Oprah

But president says he doesn't think she'll run

(Newser) - Everybody's talking about the possibility of Oprah running for president, but the man currently in office doesn't think it will happen. "I don't think she's going to run," President Trump told reporters Tuesday, per CBS News . If she did, however, Trump said he'd... More »

Ivanka Praises Oprah, Gets Twitter's Middle Finger

Alyssa Milano suggests she donate to her father's accusers

(Newser) - If Ivanka Trump sees Oprah Winfrey as competition for a future presidential run , she wasn't showing it Monday when she praised Oprah's Golden Globes speech . "Just saw @Oprah's empowering & inspiring speech at last night's #GoldenGlobes. Let's all come together, women & men, &... More »

Oprah 2020? Think Again

Mimicking Trump's 'hallucinatory circus act' is a bad idea, columnist says

(Newser) - After Oprah Winfrey's rousing speech at the Golden Globes, some people are talking at least semi-seriously about an Oprah White House bid —while others are calling it a terrible idea. Paul Waldman at the Washington Post says Oprah 2020 supporters should "take a breath" and realize that... More »

Oprah's Rousing Golden Globes Speech Re-Ignites Old Whispers

Could an Oprah 2020 campaign emerge out of this?

(Newser) - It started with a half-kidding plea at the beginning of the Golden Globes for Oprah Winfrey to run for president, but by the end of the night, that thought was gaining steam. As the awards show opened, host Seth Meyers joked that if his stint as host at the 2011... More »

Oprah's Message to 'Brutally Powerful Men': 'Time Is Up'

Winfrey is first black woman to win Cecil B. DeMille Award

(Newser) - Host Seth Meyers joked about Oprah Winfrey running for president in his opening monologue at the Golden Globes—and after giving what the Independent calls "one of the most iconic speeches of all time" at the awards show, Oprah seems to have the speech-making part of the job nailed.... More »

Oprah's 2017 'Favorite Things' Include Really Pricey Tequila

More than 100 items show up on this year's holiday list

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey is back with her longest holiday gift list ever at 102 of her favorite things. Ranging in price from free (downloads of her SuperSoul Conversations podcast) to $2,000 (for a 55-inch TV that morphs into a painting), Winfrey's annual list will be featured in the December... More »

Here's What the 'Oprah Cruise' Was Like

First of all, Oprah was only on it for one night

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey has declared 2017 her "Year of Adventure," and as part of that year, she decided to take her first cruise and invite 2,000 of her biggest fans along for the ride. Allison Davis and her mom were two of those people, and Davis entertainingly chronicles... More »

With 6 Words, Oprah Revs Up Rumors of 2020 Run

She thanks writer who called her Democrats' best hope

(Newser) - Will President Trump meet his match in 2020? A tweet from Oprah Winfrey has revived speculation in conservative outlets including the Daily Caller and Washington Examiner that she is planning to seek the Democratic nomination. She retweeted a link to a New York Post opinion piece from John Podhoretz that... More »

4 Big Quotes From Oprah's Vogue Interview

Including why she and Stedman aren't married

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey's latest Vogue cover interview is out—four of the most interesting quotes:
  • On never getting married: "Nobody believes it, but it’s true" that the subject of marriage never came up between her and longtime partner Stedman Graham, she says. "The only time I brought
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Oprah Is About to Show Up in Your Fridge

Star partners with Kraft Heinz to sell comfort food with 'unexpected nutritious twists'

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey apparently wasn't content hawking Weight Watchers fare. The media mogul has officially launched her own line of refrigerated comfort foods with Kraft Heinz, reports CNNMoney . Winfrey, who loves eating food from her garden, says she wanted to make "nutritious comfort foods more accessible to everyone."... More »

Oprah Changes Thinking About Possible White House Run

Trump's win made her realized government experience not needed

(Newser) - An #Oprah2020 hashtag popped up on Twitter Wednesday, and it wasn't spurred by some random liberal pipe dream, but by the person the Daily Beast describes as our "national darling." In an interview with Carlyle Group CEO David Rubenstein for his Bloomberg Television talk show, Winfrey said... More »

Oprah Winfrey Reveals Why She Doesn't Have Kids

'I wouldn't have been a good mom for babies'

(Newser) - If you've ever wondered why Oprah Winfrey doesn't have children, wonder no more: "I didn’t want babies. I wouldn’t have been a good mom for babies," the 63-year-old tells Good Housekeeping UK . "I don’t have the patience. I have the patience for... More »

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 »

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