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Weight Watchers' Bad News Is Oprah's Bad News

Shares are down by a third after a disappointing start to 2019

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey's Weight Watchers investment slimmed way down—at least on paper—Wednesday morning. Shares fell 36% to $18.90 after trading began on the company's news the prior day that 2019 is off to a disappointing start, eating $58 million of Oprah's value. (The year's... More »

He Didn't Commit Crime He Was Jailed For. Now, the Oprah Nod

Winfrey picks memoir by Anthony Ray Hinton, wrongly imprisoned for 30 years, for book club

(Newser) - Anthony Ray Hinton, wrongly imprisoned for nearly 30 years, can hardly believe how his luck has changed. Hinton's memoir, The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row, is Oprah Winfrey's latest book club pick, a dream for virtually any writer and beyond the... 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 »

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 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 »

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 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 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 »

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 »

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