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29 Dec, 2015

Joins Weight Watchers

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In a new advertisement for Weight Watchers, Winfrey says:

Inside every overweight woman is a woman she knows she can be. Many times you’ll look in the mirror, and you won’t even recognize your own self because you got lost, buried in the weight that you carry.

11 Nov, 2015

Defends Kardashians


In a radio interview in Australia, Winfrey defends the Kardashians:

I interviewed the Kardashians two years ago and I can’t believe how hard they work. People don’t understand that, people think, Oh, if a television camera’s just following you, then that’s just easy. To really create a reality series that looks like something’s actually happening, it means you have to be on all the time. I went to film them as a family and I couldn’t believe how hard they worked. We were there for seven hours and they were gonna tape another seven hours after I left. No matter who you are, that is work.

28 Oct, 2015

Talks about relationship breakdown

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Mitchell claims that he was so close to Winfrey she asked his mother to adopt him. Mitchell’s mother:

It felt strange because I felt if someone wanted to help me with my children, that’s one thing. But to actually adopt one child knowing I have others? I couldn’t allow her to separate my children.

He claims that after treating him like a son for five years, Winfrey gave up on him after he left The Piney Woods School, a prestigious Christian-based boarding school, that she had paid his tuition for.

She told me, ‘Calvin, just try to work it out. You can do it. Just hang in there.’ She was trying to inspire me to do what was right. But even after the long pep talk she gave me, I still left…I was young. I made a dumb decision, and Oprah wouldn’t forgive me. I feel like what she did was wrong. By leaving school, I’d failed my whole family. I want to ask Oprah, ‘Why did you leave me? Why did you leave me?’ But I thought Oprah and Stedman would still be a part of my life. At one point, it was like I’d lost my whole world.

19 Oct, 2015

Invests $43.2m in Weight Watchers

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Winfrey pays $43.2m for 10% stake in Weight Watchers, and joins the company’s board. She also buys options to acquire an additional 5% of fully diluted shares. She also gives the company the right to use her name, image, likeness and endorsement for the company, its programs, products and services, subject to her approval.

Weight Watchers has given me the tools to begin to make the lasting shift that I and so many of us who are struggling with weight have longed for. I believe in the program so much I decided to invest in the company and partner in its evolution.

24 Mar, 2015

You Will anthem released

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OWN adopts You Will as its network anthem. The song was composed by Warren and is sung by Hudson and Nettles in their first-ever duet. RCA Records released the single. The song will premiere during the season finale of The Haves and the Have Nots. Oprah:

I was so touched when Diane Warren came to me and said she wrote a song with OWN in mind. And then to have Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Nettles bring the song to life with their stunning collaboration…what a gift.


The sentiment of my song is that you should never give up on your dreams, own every breath, own every minute, go live a life that’s got no limits. You can do anything. It’s as simple as never think you won’t, and you will.

3 Mar, 2015

Closes Harpo Studios

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Winfrey is closing Harpo Sudios in Chicago. All company business is transitioning into the OWN headquarters in Los Angeles.

[Chicago has] been everything for me. I’ve spent more hours in this building than I have any other building on Earth. … We were here when there was nothing but hoes and rats on the street, and now it’s one of the hottest neighborhoods [in Chicago]. The time had come to downsize this part of the business and to move forward. It will be sad to say goodbye, but I look ahead with such a knowing that what the future holds is even more than I can see.

23 Dec, 2014

Oprah interview

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Sam gives an interview to Oprah and claims other gay players in the NFL have reached out to him.

Very few reached out to me and pretty much just told me their gratitude and how thankful they were that I had the courage (to come out publicly). They wished that they had the courage to come out.

25 Oct, 2014

Aids woman hit by her driver


Winfrey jumps to the aid of Lori Geller Bender after Winfrey’s driver drives over her foot. The incident takes place outside of the Miami restaurant Prime 112. Bender:

We were crossing the street to arrive at the restaurant, and there were a lot of cameras. I could see a big crowd of security guards, and as soon as Oprah got into the car, it pulled out from the curb, and a wheel went over my foot. I was wearing heels, my toe was trapped under the wheel and I fell to the ground, hitting my coccyx and my head. The driver reversed off my foot and Oprah jumped out. She couldn’t have been nicer and more gracious. She looked really shocked and asked me if I was OK, and took a good look at my foot. I wasn’t hurt, and I told her I was fine. Oprah said, ‘Well, that’s worth a picture,’ and she put her arm around me and we took some photos.


Not ‘African-American’


Raven-Symone talks to Oprah and mentions how she does not like labels such as Black and African American when describing her background.

I’m an American, I’m not an African-American I’m an American.

5 Aug, 2014

Oprah Winfrey interview

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Seacrest interviews Winfrey during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about The Life You Want Tour. 

So the tour is really what I really wanted to do all those years on The Oprah Show, guys. My favorite shows were shows at the end where I knew people had big ah-ha moments for themselves. So, it’s The Life You Want Weekend is really just one great ah-ha after another with me taking some of my thought leaders like Iyanla Vanzant and Elizabeth Gilbert and Deepak Chopra along with me to help people step into their life, you know, to be more mindful, to take control — all that good stuff.

28 Jun, 2014


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Walters takes the journey of remembering her life as an up and coming journalist and young woman. She describes her most memorable interviews and people she has met along her way. She tells why she left The View and about her association with adoption. Along the way giving accounts of her fight for quality in journalism for women.

Fight the big fights

Barbara Walters: "Forgive Yourself" | Oprah’s Master Class | Oprah Winfrey Network

22 Jun, 2014


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Richie discusses how he wrote We Are The World in one day and the experience in making it come to life.

Back then you couldn’t email it, you had to put it on a cassette and send it to people. So we had people agreeing to be involved with a song they haven’t heard yet

The Iconic Song Lionel Richie Wrote in 1 Day | Oprah’s Master Class | Oprah Winfrey Network

8 Jun, 2014


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McGraw speaks about his life as a singer, actor and family man.

You have to own it. Anything that you want to be good at and anything that you want to succeed at

Tim McGraw: "I Knew That I Drank Too Much" | Oprah’s Master Class | Oprah Winfrey Network

1 Jun, 2014


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Goldberg takes on the questions most people want to ask her from her childhood, relationships, sexual orientation to why she dresses the way she does.

If you’re going to lie, make it interesting

Whoopi on Marriage and Why She Prefers Being Single | Oprah’s Master Class | Oprah Winfrey Network

11 May, 2014


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Timberlake expresses how he never fit in as a child and how he finds comfort in being different.

I didn’t fit in so much with the Black kids because I was white, plain and simple. And I didn’t fit in so much with the white kids because I liked what was so-called ‘Black music,’ but growing up there I always felt like I was different.

The Michael Jackson Story Justin Timberlake Never Shared | Oprah’s Master Class | OWN

13 Apr, 2014

Pharrell Williams interview

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Winfrey interviews Pharrell Williams on Oprah’s Next Chapter to discuss his rise to fame and the future in front of him. 

The `new black’ doesn’t blame other races for our issue. The`new black’ dreams and realizes that it’s not pigmentation, it’s a mentality, and it’s either going to work for you or it’s going to work against you. And you’ve got to pick the side you’re going to be on.

7 Apr, 2014

The Life You Want Weekend


Winfrey goes on an eight city tour.  At The Life You Want Weekend Tour Winfrey talks of self-help and reaching our best potential. The tour stops in Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Newark, Seattle, Washington and San Jose, Calif.

All of my life I have wanted to lead people to an empathy space. To a gratitude space. I want us all to fulfill our greatest potential. To find our calling, and summon the courage to live it.

6 Apr, 2014

Rob Lowe interview

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Opera talks to Rob Lowe for an exclusive interview discussing dating Madonna, Justin Bieber and sobriety.

She was the it girl and I knew she was cute and single. I was cute and single so went back stage and met her and we had a like a nice talk and were trying to get together and couldn’t cause of our schedules. We had one in New York at this night club and I thought this is it this is the night. I am the boy toy, I am the boy toy and it was not meant to be.

First Look: Rob Lowe Recalls His Crazy Night with Madonna | Oprah Prime | Oprah Winfrey Network

16 Mar, 2014

Cameron Diaz interview

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Winfrey interviews Cameron Diaz in her home for Oprah’s Next Chapter and questions Diaz on aging and the anti-aging slogan.

There is no such thing as anti aging. I get so mad now when I hear on TV like anti aging. Well that’s the thing isn’t it. We don’t honor the journey and who we are and how much we have to offer. For me I feel like it’s almost as if we have failed if we don’t remain 25 for the rest of our lives.

Forget Wrinkles! What Bodily Functions Does Cameron Diaz Fret Over? | Oprah Prime | OWN