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One Trump, One Obama Take Home 'Most Admired' Crowns

Donald Trump ends Barack Obama's 12-year winning streak, while Michelle Obama wins top spot for women

(Newser) - Donald Trump didn't beat Joe Biden in the election, but he can notch a win against Barack Obama. In its annual survey on the matter, Gallup pollsters asked 1,000 or so American adults to name, without being given choices, a man and a woman they most admire anywhere...

Oprah Makes Big New Move for Breonna Taylor

She puts up 26 billboards demanding that officers involved in the shooting be charged

(Newser) - This month, Oprah Winfrey put the late Breonna Taylor on the cover of her O magazine , the first time someone other than Oprah has fronted the publication. Now, Winfrey has stepped up her campaign to raise attention to the case with perhaps a bolder move: She's put up 26...

Oprah's Book Club Pick Links Racist South, Nazis

'Caste' by Isabel Wilkerson 'could change the way we see each other'

(Newser) - If not for the coronavirus, Oprah Winfrey tells the AP , she'd be out in the streets and marching with the Black Lives Matter protesters. She has instead found other ways to add her voice. She's working with Lionsgate on a multimedia adaptation of the New York Times' "...

For First Time, Oprah Gives Cover to Someone Else

Breonna Taylor will be on the cover of 'O'

(Newser) - For 20 years, the cover of Oprah Winfrey's magazine has featured, well, Oprah Winfrey. But the August issue of O changes that: Instead of Oprah, the cover will feature Breonna Taylor , the woman who was fatally shot by police who stormed her home in Kentucky in March, reports Page...

For Oprah's 20-Year-Old Magazine, a 'Natural Next Step'

No more regular print versions for 'O': It's becoming 'more digitally centric'

(Newser) - After two decades, Oprah Winfrey's namesake publication is undergoing a major shift. O, the Oprah Magazine will cease regular print editions after its December issue, reports the Business of Fashion blog via ETOnline . The brand collaboration between Hearst Magazines and Winfrey's Harpo Inc., which began production in 2000,...

Fellow Icons Honor CT Vivian for His Courage and Humility

Civil rights pioneer was 'a giant for justice,' Oprah Winfrey says

(Newser) - The nation paid its final respects Thursday to the Rev. CT Vivian, a pioneer of the civil rights movement who helped end segregation across the South and left an abiding imprint on US history. Vivian, a close ally of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., was mourned by civil rights...

Oprah Launches Virtual Version of Wellness Tour

She wants to help fans stay strong during pandemic

(Newser) - After Oprah Winfrey's "2020 Vision" tour earlier this year, the world changed in ways few people had envisioned. Now. she is launching a virtual version of the wellness tour to help fans cope with the pandemic. Oprah announced on Instagram Tuesday that the "Oprah’s Your Life...

Oprah Calls Ahmaud Arbery's Mom, Sends Birthday Gift

66-year-old said she was hoping for justice

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey and her family joined Viola Davis , Alicia Keys , and others in protesting the death of Ahmaud Arbery on Friday, but that wasn't all. The media mogul—who walked 2.23 miles in honor of the Georgia man who was shot and killed while jogging on Feb. 23,...

John Krasinski Has Big Surprises for 2020 Grads

Oprah, Malala, Jon Stewart, and Spielberg answer their questions

(Newser) - John Krasinski keeps churning out his popular "Some Good News" videos amid the pandemic, and his latest one has yet another impressive roster of big-name cameos. The new video has a graduation theme for members of the Class of 2020 who are missing out on formal ceremonies, reports Yahoo...

Facebook Has Something for the Class of 2020

A commencement address from Oprah Winfrey on May 15

(Newser) - This year, a commencement speaker will address all high school and college graduates across the country, and that speaker is Oprah Winfrey. Facebook has recruited the 66-year-old talk show host to give a virtual commencement address to be streamed on the social network at 2pm EST on May 15, reports...

Idris Elba's Wife Tests Positive

Sabrina Dhowre Elba has coronavirus

(Newser) - Idris Elba did not socially distance himself from his wife, and she has now tested positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, NBC News reports. The couple was criticized by some for posting a video about Elba's positive test results in which his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, sat right...

Salacious Oprah Rumors Prompt Response From Oprah

Bizarre rumors began spreading on Twitter

(Newser) - Ugly rumors caused Oprah Winfrey's name to trend Tuesday night—and ultimately prompted a response from Oprah herself. A series of tweets that started getting attention on Sunday alleged that the celebrity's Florida home had been raided by police, who were "digging up the tunnels" there in...

Talking About a Balanced Life, Oprah Falls

'Wrong shoes'

(Newser) - "Wrong shoes," Oprah Winfrey joked after tumbling to the floor during a speaking engagement in Los Angeles on Saturday. Before the fall at the "Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus" event, the star had been talking about leading a balanced life, People reports. She was...

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...

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...

'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,...

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,"...

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...

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,...

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...

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