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Teary Oprah on Gayle King's Kobe Fiasco: 'She Is Not Doing Well

Winfrey cites 'hate,' 'meanness,' and 'misogynistic vitriol' King has been subjected to during backlash

(Newser) - CBS News says Gayle King's absence on Friday from CBS This Morning was a preplanned one due to a "long-standing commitment out of town," but others believe it may have something to do with the backlash the show's co-host received over a question she asked about... More »

Oprah's New Book Club Pick Proves Controversial

'American Dirt' criticized for inauthentic portrayal of Mexican migrants

(Newser) - One of the most highly anticipated books of 2020 is out. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins, a selection of Oprah Winfrey's book club, follows a middle-class Mexican bookseller as she journeys to the US with her son after her journalist husband is killed by a drug cartel. "From... More »

'Brutal' Tabloids, an Early Scoop Impetus for Royals' Shocker?

Plus Harry's pathway to US citizenship, an 'angry' queen, and how Meghan Markle could pay the bills

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey has a lot of pull—in Hollywood, in the media, maybe even in politics —but the talk show host, media exec, and philanthropist says she didn't have anything to do with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle deciding to ditch the UK and migrate across the pond,... More »

Kid Rock Helped Off Stage After Tirade

The singer-songwriter insults Oprah Winfrey, Joy Behar, and Kathie Lee Gifford

(Newser) - Warning: This story includes words uttered by Kid Rock. The singer-songwriter has yet again spewed vitriol at female celebrities, this time onstage at Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N' Roll Steakhouse in Nashville. "F--k Oprah!" he shouted earlier this week while "clearly intoxicated,"... More »

12 Fun Things From Oprah's, Gwyneth's Holiday Gift Guides

It's that time of year, when the world falls in love ... with $88 bath salts

(Newser) - It's the season of giving ... really, really, really fancy things. At least according to Oprah Winfrey and Gwyneth Paltrow, who are out with their 2019 holiday gift guides. If you were to buy all of Oprah's Favorite Things , which number about 80 this year, it would set you... More »

10 Most Admired Men, Women in World

Michelle Obama and Bill Gates lead their respective lists

(Newser) - Michelle Obama is not only the most admired woman in America , but also in the world, according to new poll. Market research firm YouGov asked 42,000 people in 41 countries to name the men and women they most look up to, and Obama's name came up a lot,... More »

Oprah Was 'Too Emotional' for 60 Minutes

Former talk show host talks exit, Pete Buttigieg with 'THR'

(Newser) - During her short stint at 60 Minutes, Oprah Winfrey "did seven takes on just my name." It was a sign that the show "was not the best format for me," the former talk show host tells the Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Tuesday. She says... More »

Celeb Inspires Oprah to Send $2M to Puerto Rico

'The needs of Puerto Rico … are still very real'

(Newser) - Lin-Manuel Miranda didn't just raise $15 million for artists in bringing Hamilton to Puerto Rico . He also inspired a friend. Oprah Winfrey has donated $2 million to relief efforts in the US territory hit hard by Hurricane Maria in September 2017, reports Entertainment Tonight . "I was so moved... More »

Gayle King: Here's 'What I Was Really Thinking'

She just wanted to finish the R. Kelly interview

(Newser) - "I was never worried he was going to hurt me. I was more worried that he was going to get up and leave," says journalist Gayle King following her interview with an explosive R. Kelly that aired Wednesday on CBS This Morning. King, who is also editor at... More »

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 »

Michael B. Jordan Got Therapy After Black Panther

'Everyone needs to unpack and talk,' actor tells Oprah Winfrey

(Newser) - Michael B. Jordan received high praise for his role as Black Panther's supervillain, but he wasn't feeling so hot after filming wrapped. "Therapy, just talking to somebody just helped me out a lot," the 31-year-old actor tells Oprah Winfrey in a SuperSoul Conversations interview to air... More »

Beto to Oprah: I'll Make Decision on 2020 Run by Month's End

O'Rourke taped an interview with Winfrey Tuesday

(Newser) - Breaking months of near-silence about his political future, Democrat Beto O'Rourke said Tuesday that he would announce his decision about a 2020 presidential run "before the end of the month" and suggested he's leaning toward it, the AP reports. The former Texas congressman, who found political stardom... More »

Ex-First Lady Passes Torch to Another as 'Most Admired Woman'

Michelle Obama takes crown from Hillary Clinton, winner since 2002; Barack Obama is men's victor

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has been named the most admired woman in Gallup's annual survey more than any other since Gallup started asking in 1946: 22 times, to be exact, including for each year since 2002. This year, however, another former first lady has finally knocked Clinton off the hill. Michelle... More »

These Are the 6 Richest Celebs in the US

George Lucas tops Forbes' annual list

(Newser) - Forbes is out with its annual list of the wealthiest celebrities in the US, and the top four are billionaires. The two people tied for the No. 5 spot with net worths of $900 million each, however, are both notable: Kylie Jenner is on track to become the youngest... More »

2 Democratic Longshots Eye 2020 Race

Spirituality guru Marianne Williamson explores a run, and Avenatti is still considering

(Newser) - Oprah says she's not interested in running for president in 2020, but one of her friends definitely is. Marianne Williamson, described by Politico as a "spirituality guru and fixture of Hollywood's New Age community," announced Friday that she's forming an exploratory committee. "We need... More »

That's Not Oprah on Georgia's 'Racist' Robocalls

'Jesus don't like ugly,' former talk show host responds

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey shared a final message to voters with hours to go before Election Day: "Jesus don't like ugly. And we know what to do about that: Vote." The video message via Instagram came in response to what Winfrey described as "racist robocalls in my name"... More »

Oprah Is Knocking on Doors in Contentious Georgia Race

Winfrey stumps for Stacey Abrams

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey isn't just appearing at rallies Thursday for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams: The talk show queen is literally going door to door to get out the vote. "U never know who’s gonna come a knocking! #teamabrams," Winfrey posted on Instagram alongside a video of... More »

Apple, Oprah Winfrey Announce Multi-Year Deal

The programs will be released worldwide as part of a lineup of original content

(Newser) - Apple says it has reached a multiyear deal with Oprah Winfrey to create original programs for its streaming service, reports the AP . Apple said Friday the programs will be released worldwide as part of a lineup of original content. Apple has yet to launch its service, whose major competitors will... 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 »

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 »

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