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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 »

11 Celebs Who've Never Been Married

Most of them don't see walking down the aisle in their future

(Newser) - Daryl Hannah is supposedly dating rocker and fellow activist Neil Young—and if they were to, say, get married, it would be a first for Hannah, 53. But she's not the only Hollywood star to have never wed:
  • Oprah Winfrey has never married, though she's been with Stedman
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5 Left-Handed Celebrities

They're said to be more creative than righties

(Newser) - Left-handed people are said to be more creative than right-handed ones—so is it any surprise that these nine celebrities rounded up by Biography.com are lefties? A sampling:
  • Robert De Niro: Number of Academy Awards? Two.
  • Angelina Jolie: Also an Oscar winner.
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7 Celebs You Forgot Voiced Disney Characters

Who's that voice?

(Newser) - Ever found yourself watching a Disney movie and not quite being able to place the familiar voice of one of the characters? HLN rounds up 11 celebrities you probably forgot have offered up their vocal talents for a Disney film:
  • Demi Moore: Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Oprah
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7 Celebs Involved in Bizarre Lawsuits

Involving everything from hiking trails to drugstores to hair

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey—a bad neighbor? That's what one man who lives near her new property above Telluride, Colorado, seems to think. Retired physicist Charles D. Goodman is suing Winfrey , claiming the property blocks access to hiking trails that were previously open to locals. Goodman says Winfrey and the prior... More »

4 Stars Who Were Once Interns

Don't feel so bad if you're spending your summer fetching coffee

(Newser) - Stuck in an internship for the summer? Don't fret; you could end up a global media icon or a huge TV star if you follow the path set by the seven celebrities rounded up by College Candy . Four standouts:
  • Mindy Kaling: Interned for Conan O'Brien at 19, before
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Lindsay Lohan: I Had a Miscarriage

Last night's 'Lindsay' finale got a little dramatic

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan's time on reality television may have blessedly drawn to a close , but she went out with a bomb on last night's Lindsay finale, revealing the startling reason behind a two-week hiatus she took from filming. The quote that has everyone chattering, courtesy of Gawker :
  • "When
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Oprah Won't Renew LiLo's 'Disaster' of a Show

Source says Winfrey is not pleased

(Newser) - We'd tell you to take this news with a grain of salt, seeing as it comes from the Daily Mail ... but let's be honest, we all saw this coming: Sources tell the British tabloid Oprah Winfrey is furious with the way Lindsay Lohan's reality show on the... More »

Oprah, Stepmom in Ugly Eviction Battle

Barbara Winfrey given 60 days to vacate house

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey is evicting her former stepmom from the $1.4 million Tennessee home Oprah owns. After an ugly divorce from Oprah's dad, Vernon Winfrey, late last year, 66-year-old Barbara Winfrey now has 60 days to vacate the estate, the Tennessean reports. Oprah originally bought the home for her... More »

4 Stars Who Were Brought Up by Grandparents

Including one who didn't realize they were his grandparents

(Newser) - The Huffington Post rounds up eight celebrities who were raised by their grandparents—and many of them credit their success to that upbringing. A sampling:
  • Oprah Winfrey: After her mother moved to the Midwest for a job, Winfrey was raised by her grandmother on a Mississippi farm before eventually moving
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Oprah Winfrey Selling Harpo Studios

But studio will remain on property for 2 more years

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey is selling Harpo Studios in Chicago to a developer, but the studio will remain on the property for another two years. Winfrey filmed The Oprah Winfrey Show at the studio from 1990 to 2011, when she ended the talk show to start the Oprah Winfrey Network on cable.... More »

Lindsay Rife With Drama, More Drama, Then Drama

Docuseries on Oprah Winfrey Network premieres Sunday

(Newser) - Cancel your plans for Sunday night, because you are going to want to be at home, on your couch, watching the premiere of an eight-episode docuseries on Lindsay Lohan airing on Oprah Winfrey's network at 10pm. Last night, OWN offered up the official trailer for Lindsay, according to the... More »

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