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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 »

Oprah Winfrey: If I'd Had Kids, They'd Hate Me

Says she's happy she never had children

(Newser) - In the middle of an extensive Hollywood Reporter cover story, Oprah Winfrey dropped a pretty interesting tidbit: why she never had children. Her best friend Gayle King "was the kind of kid who, in seventh grade Home Ec class, was writing down her name and the names of her... More »

See This Year's Medal of Freedom Winners

Bill Clinton, Oprah, Gloria Steinem among recipients

(Newser) - President Obama today recognized 16 Americans with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, an award whose modern version was created by John F. Kennedy. Among the honorees were Bill Clinton, Oprah, and Gloria Steinem. In addition to those pictured, astronaut Sally Ride, former Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, and civil rights leader... More »

8 Celeb Couples You Forgot All About

Or maybe didn't even know about in the first place

(Newser) - Ahh, the 1980s. Big hair, New Wave, lots of neon, and these 16 celebrity couples you probably forgot all about, as rounded up by MSN . A sampling:
  • Oprah Winfrey and Roger Ebert went out twice in the 1980s, and it was Ebert who encouraged Winfrey to syndicate her talk show.
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Fans Pay Ridiculous Prices for Oprah's Stuff

Auction makes more than $600K for charity

(Newser) - Here's how much people love Oprah Winfrey: A bunch of her stuff was auctioned off Saturday, and some of the selling prices got pretty crazy. A print of a TV Guide cover featuring the talk show host was estimated to go for $400 at most; it sold for $3,... More »

8 Stars Who Were Interns First

Can you picture Oprah making coffee?

(Newser) - Think being forced to make coffee won't get you anywhere in Hollywood? Well, it actually might: The Huffington Post rounds up 17 successful people who started out as interns. Read on for a sampling:
  • Tom Hanks: In college, he interned for Ohio's Great Lakes Theater Festival, and eventually
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7 Stars Who Don't Want Kids

No celebrity babies for these actors

(Newser) - If you hate hearing about celebrity babies and the dreaded "baby bump," you might want to focus your attention just on these 14 celebrities rounded up by the Huffington Post . All of them have expressed zero interest in having children. Click through the gallery for a sampling, and... More »

Oprah Out-Performs One Direction

The Butler is No 1. for 3rd weekend

(Newser) - The combined teen dreamboat power of One Direction was still not enough to topple the mighty O at the Labor Day weekend box office: Oprah's The Butler took the No. 1 position for the third week running, raking in another $20 million. One Direction's eponymous 3D documentary opened... More »

Butler Wins Again With $17M

'We're the Millers' still doing surprisingly well; 'Jobs,' not so much

(Newser) - Lee Daniels' The Butler might have fared very poorly in one Kentucky theater , but it was the winner nationwide for a second week in a row , pulling in $17 million on a sleepy end-of-summer weekend. We're the Millers also held steady, with a $13.5 million haul that gave... More »

LiLo: I've Only Used Cocaine 'Like 10 to 15 Times'

Lindsay Lohan opens up to Oprah Winfrey

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan's much-anticipated sitdown with Oprah Winfrey aired last night, but no, there were no "bombshells," Vulture reports. The interview, filmed four days after Lohan left rehab, was a pretty predictable affair. Highlights from Vulture, E! , and Us :
  • Lohan, who was emotional throughout the interview, answered simply
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Oprah's Butler Opens at No. 1

Pulls in $25M in first movie in 15 years

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey closed out her first weekend at the box office in 15 years as a winner, with The Butler pulling in a cool $25 million to claim the No. 1 spot. The movie was supposed to be neck-and-neck with Kick Ass 2, notes the LA Times , but the latter... More »

Oprah to Switzerland: Hey, Sorry

Regrets her story went viral, but stands by racism claim

(Newser) - After her comments about getting dissed by a racist saleswoman at a chichi Swiss boutique , Oprah Winfrey is, well, trying to be Switzerland—sort of. "I'm really sorry that it got blown up," she said last night. "I purposefully did not mention the name of the... More »

Ben Affleck Secretly Visited LiLo in Rehab

Plus, Lindsay Lohan talks to Oprah Winfrey

(Newser) - Ben Affleck knows a little something about rehab, so he decided to show his support to Lindsay Lohan during her most recent stay. While she was at Cliffside Malibu, Affleck met with her secretly to give her some tips on staying sober in Hollywood—and making a successful comeback. Sources... More »

Oprah: Racist Clerk at Swanky Shop Refused Me

Swiss shop attendant said $35K bag too expensive, says Winfrey

(Newser) - It's safe to say no handbag in the world is too expensive for Oprah, but an attendant at an upscale shop in Zurich seemed to think otherwise. While visiting the city last month, the talk-show queen says a clerk refused to show her a $35,000 bag, claiming she... More »

And the Medals of Freedom Go to...

Oprah, Clinton, Steinem among this year's recipients

(Newser) - This year marks the 50th anniversary of the executive order, signed by President Kennedy, establishing the highest US civilian honor. "The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours," President Obama said. "This year's honorees have... More »

All Bow: Oprah Again 'Most Powerful'

Top 10 is dominated by women

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey has been out of the top spot on Forbes ' annual list of the 100 most powerful celebrities for two years now (she lost out to Jennifer Lopez last year and Lady Gaga the year before), but she's back at No. 1 this year. She's not... More »

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