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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 »

Oprah 2.0? Zuckerberg's First Book Club Pick Sells Out

The paperback version of his first pick has already sold out on Amazon

(Newser) - Two years after vowing to meet a new person a day, and a year after resolving to pen a thank-you note every day, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now committing to reading a book every other week in 2015. The first one he chose, The End of Power, is already... More »

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 »

Kony 2012 Guy on Nude Rant: 'That's Not Who I Am'

Filmmaker Jason Russell gives first interview since meltdown

(Newser) - Jason Russell, co-founder of the controversial nonprofit Invisible Children and creator of the Kony 2012 viral video, gives his first interview Sunday since his bizarre naked meltdown on the streets of San Diego this past March. Oprah scored the big exchange, and Gawker 's got its hands on a... More »

Oprah Debuts Her Real Hair

Goes natural on the cover of 'O'

(Newser) - It's not too often that the cover of O magazine generates much buzz. After all, it features cover girl Oprah month after month after year after decade. But the September issue is making waves, and the press is good this time (and the former talk-show queen needs it ).... More »

It's Over Between Oprah, Michelle

Winfrey-Obama relationship breaks down, Edward Klein alleges

(Newser) - BFFs no more? A new, unauthorized, and contentious Barack Obama biography alleges that the relationship between Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey has been deteriorating ever since the early days of Obama’s presidency, the Telegraph reports. According to The Amateur, by former New York Times Magazine editor Edward Klein, Obama... More »

Inside One of Oprah's 'Lifeclasses'

Eliot Glazer offers a very amusing rundown

(Newser) - If you aren't quite sure what to do with yourself now that the Oprah Winfrey Show is off the air, never fear: The talk show queen is doing a tour of "Lifeclasses," which Eliot Glazer describes as "trademarked, watered-down" versions of her old show in which... More »

Oprah Winfrey Network Could Lose $143M This Year

SNL Kagan analyst: Are we looking at 'Oprah's last chapter'?

(Newser) - Yet more bad news for the Oprah Winfrey Network: SNL Kagan estimates that its losses could hit $142.9 million this year. Low ratings and bad press could make trouble with advertisers as well as cable operators, says an analyst at the research and investment firm. "We're expecting... More »

Bobbi Kristina: I Spent Mom's Last Night 'in Her Arms'

Whitney Houston's sister-in-law also talks to Oprah Winfrey

(Newser) - The night before Whitney Houston died, Bobbi Kristina Brown asked her mother to stay with her. "I slept in her arms all day, all night long," Brown told Oprah Winfrey last night. In her first interview since Houston's death, Brown called her mother "my everything,"... More »

Oprah Winfrey: Sorry for Begging for OWN Viewers

Tweet got talk show queen in trouble with Nielsen

(Newser) - We all know the Oprah Winfrey Network is struggling with ratings —but apparently the situation is so bad that Winfrey herself felt the need to tweet a request for viewers on Sunday night, as the Grammys were airing. "Every 1 who can please turn to OWN especially if... More »

In Oprah Interview, Christie Has Praise for ... Obama

Don't underestimate the president, Christie warns

(Newser) - Chris Christie had surprisingly positive words for Barack Obama in a recent sit-down with Oprah Winfrey, calling him "very charismatic" and "genuine." Asked about the president's chances for re-election, Christie replied, "I think those who underestimate Barack Obama underestimate him at their own peril. He... More »

Oprah's New Talk Show Notches Lackluster Debut

1.1M tune in, but Winfrey will likely need to boost that audience

(Newser) - Oprah's new talk show debuted Sunday night, and just 1.1 million people watched. That may sound like a lot at first—and, in fact, it is the second largest audience for any show on the struggling Oprah Winfrey Network—but not when you consider Winfrey averaged 6.5... More »

Alleged Obama Shooter Made Audition Tape for Oprah

Oscar Ortega-Hernandez: I'm the 'modern-day Jesus Christ'

(Newser) - Glimpses into the disturbed minds of accused assassins do not usually come in the form of audition tapes made for Oprah Winfrey. But alleged White House shooter Oscar Ortega-Hernandez bared his soul in just such a tape, Fox 5 DC reports. Wearing a black suit and a rosary, Ortega-Hernandez begs... More »

Oprah's Favorite Things: Jay-Z's Bubbly, $45 Candles

Winfrey unveils list in magazine

(Newser) - Fear not, Oprah fans and shopaholics alike: Despite the fact that her show is no longer on the air, the talk show queen is still revealing her current list of “favorite things.” People has highlights from the list, unveiled in December’s O, the Oprah Magazine:
  • Jay-Z’s
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Ryan O'Neal: Tatum Drama All Oprah's Fault

Winfrey didn't work her magic, he complains

(Newser) - Bad news: Turns out Oprah Winfrey is not always the magic antidote for what ails you, a lesson Ryan O’Neal learned the hard way: It seems that simply appearing in a reality show on her Oprah Winfrey Network did not manage to fix the long-troubled relationship between O'Neal... More »

Oprah Requires Employees to Meditate Twice a Day

...and more from her Facebook live chat

(Newser) - In case you missed it, the Huffington Post has a recap of Oprah Winfrey’s Facebook live chat yesterday—and, according to HuffPo, it was “nothing short of incredible.” Highlights:
  • On fear: The talk show queen didn’t understand the meaning of the word until late 2010, when
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Coming Next Week: Oprah, Live on Facebook

Winfrey will answer fan questions

(Newser) - Ever wanted to ask Oprah Winfrey a question? Now's your chance. The talk show queen will appear in a video interview on Facebook Live on Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm EDT, Mashable reports. Fans can submit questions to the event wall (judging from what's currently there—... More »

Jenny McCarthy Chooses NBC Over Oprah

Source says McCarthy pulled show off Oprah Winfrey Network

(Newser) - In a sign of just how much her OWN network is struggling, Oprah Winfrey found herself rejected by a former protégé. Jenny McCarthy, who had signed a development deal in 2009 to create a series for OWN, is leaving the network and taking her show concept to NBC, a... More »

Oprah Network's New CEO: Oprah

Winfrey expected to take full control of channel

(Newser) - The Oprah Winfrey Network is struggling —what to do? Why, bring in Oprah Winfrey as CEO, of course. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal Winfrey will also become chief creative officer of her own network; she already serves as chairman of the cable channel. The move, expected sometime this... More »

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