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Gayle King Accepts Snoop's 'Sorry' Over Kobe Kerfuffle

Rapper verbally attacked King on social media after she brought up late NBA star's rape charges

(Newser) - The Gayle King-Snoop Dogg war appears to be over. NBC News reports the CBS This Morning co-host has accepted an apology from the repentant rapper after he excoriated her on social media for bringing up rape charges against the late Kobe Bryant during an interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie.... More »

Snoop Dogg Rights a Wrong After 'Talk With My Momma'

Rapper apologizes for 'derogatory' attack on Gayle King

(Newser) - The Dogg bit too hard. Snoop Dogg publicly apologized to Gayle King on Wednesday after attacking her for asking about the Kobe Bryant rape case. After "a talk with my momma," the rapper realized he'd been "raised way better" than to respond in a "derogatory... More »

Snoop Dogg Has Something to Say About Gayle King 'Threat'

The rapper calls himself 'a non-violent person'

(Newser) - What, me threaten? Snoop Dogg said Sunday his video criticizing Gayle King wasn't threatening at all—despite his warning to "back off ... before we come get you," E! News reports. "I'm a non-violent person," the 48-year-old said Saturday on Instagram. "When I said... More »

This Gayle King Battle Is Now Full-Blown War

With Snoop Dogg and Susan Rice piling on, it's getting ugly

(Newser) - The ruckus over a Gayle King interview clip has morphed into a vicious social-media battle including harsh words from Snoop Dogg and Susan Rice, NBC News reports. The spark was a clip of King interviewing WNBA legend Lisa Leslie, and asking her about the 2003 rape allegation against Kobe Bryant.... More »

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 »

Gayle King Explains Controversial Kobe Bryant Question

Says CBS pulled out a clip from her interview with Lisa Leslie that made viewers angry

(Newser) - Gayle King's interview with Lisa Leslie hit on many topics surrounding the life and death of Kobe Bryant, who was good friends with the WNBA player. But the clip CBS chose to pull out as a promo fixated on one question in particular: King asking Leslie about the 2003... More »

R. Kelly's Crisis Manager Had Interesting Answer During Latest Interview

'I would not leave my daughter with anyone who's accused of pedophilia,' says Darrell Johnson

(Newser) - You know it's not going well for you when your own crisis manager says something like this: In an interview with Gayle King on Monday, R. Kelly's crisis manager Darrell Johnson said he would "absolutely not" allow his daughter to be alone with an accused pedophile. Here'... More »

SNL Guns for R. Kelly Interview

Say Devil has 'Nice horns. Gives good advice'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live took the week off from dogging President Trump and went after R. Kelly's interview with Gayle King in its Cold Open, with Kenan Thompson and Leslie Jones playing Kelly and King. Thompson repeatedly asked to be referred to as "Victim"—which Jones immediately declined—... 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 »

Elizabeth Smart: 'Evil' Captor 'Encouraged Him to Rape Me'

On eve of Wanda Barzee's release, Smart says she sat next to her while she was being raped

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Wanda Barzee is set to walk out of Utah State Prison a free woman—and on Tuesday, the person she helped hold captive for nine months is once more speaking out against her release. A surprise announcement earlier this month warned Elizabeth Smart, now 30, that her one-time... 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 »

Co-Anchors 'Reeling' From Charlie Rose Accusations

'I am not OK,' Gayle King says on 'CBS This Morning'

(Newser) - CBS This Morning aired as scheduled Tuesday with one less anchor chair. But though Charlie Rose was absent, suspended Monday following sexual harassment allegations from eight women, his co-anchors, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell, made the scandal the program's top story . "I really am reeling … I... 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 »

Serena Williams Goofed Up With Pregnancy Picture

'It was an accident'

(Newser) - Some thought Serena Williams was being coy when she posted the image last week that announced her pregnancy to the world, then soon after deleted it. But it turns out the tennis star had simply never meant for the picture to go public at all, People reports. The tennis star... More »

Michelle Obama: Don't Call Me an 'Angry Black Woman'

First lady responds to claims made in Jodi Kantor's book

(Newser) - Michelle Obama says she hasn't read Jodi Kantor's new—and, at times, unflattering—book on the Obamas, but she does take offense to what's in it. Speaking to CBS co-anchor/long-time pal Gayle King, Obama explains that she has grown weary of people portraying her as "some... More »

The Oprah Winfrey Network Is Here

But it's mostly previews until Monday

(Newser) - As the world battled its New Year’s Eve hangover , Oprah Winfrey celebrated 2011 by launching her highly anticipated Oprah Winfrey Network , or OWN. The Discovery Health Channel officially turned into OWN today at noon, the New York Times reports. Winfrey welcomed viewers and called it “very exciting” to... More »

Oprah to Barbara Walters: 'I'm Not a Lesbian'

Tearful Winfrey dismisses 'dumb rumors' in interview

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey looked to settle the gay rumors swirling about her relationship with best friend Gayle King in an interview with Barbara Walters, Mediaite reports. “I’m not a lesbian—I’m not even kind of a lesbian,” Winfrey said. The persistent "dumb rumors" are irritating, she... More »

Oprah, Gayle Joke About Lesbian Rumors

Winfrey and King sleeping in the same camper? Ooooh-la-la...

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey has long fended off rumors that she and best friend Gayle King are gay. The pair recently camped in Yosemite together, airing clips on Oprah’s show, and slept in the same camper: “Let’s just add to that lesbian rumor,” joked Gayle, prompting a very... More »

Obama Has Birthday Dinner With Oprah, Chicago Pals

But did he have the truffle popcorn?

(Newser) - Michelle couldn't make it, so Oprah did the honors last night, joining the president for a dinner celebrating his 49th birthday at Graham Elliot , a chic but playful restaurant in Chicago known for serving truffle popcorn instead of bread. Also on hand were Oprah pal Gayle King and Obama stalwarts... More »

Oprah: Gayle Hates 'So-Called Biography'

Winfrey slams Kitty Kelley tell-all

(Newser) - Wondering how Oprah Winfrey feels about Kitty Kelley’s tell-all? Well, she still hasn’t said…but her best friend and rumored lover Gayle King is not a fan. Winfrey presented an award to King yesterday and called her the kind of friend who “sometimes cares about my life... More »

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