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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Winfrey joins Fallon for a 80’s soap opera skit called Midnight Meadows were the two use vocal effects on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
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.
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.
Winfrey takes part in the challenge. Tyler Perry, Nancy O’Dell, and Jesse Tyler Fergerson challenge her. Gayle King douses her with ice cold water. After the shock wears off she nominates Helen Mirren, Steven Spielberg and Manish Dayal.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Opera interviews Kevin Hart in his home for Oprah’s Next Chapter. Opera questions Hart on his family, success, and social media.
Social media is everything for me. I mean in our generation in today’s time being able to talk back and forth with your fans goes a long way. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Vine, these things are all tools that I don’t — I don’t like to say that — the actors before me, but, the older actors, you know, the Denzels, your Will Smiths, they’re not social media savvy because they didn’t have to back then.
Winfrey, Whitaker, Jordan, and Ejiofor appear on the cover of Essence magazine to discuss their upcoming movies, The Help and 12 Years A Slave. Winfrey on being sexy:
I don’t think of myself as being sexy and I’m not even sure how one is sexy.
Ejiofor on his role:
Even though there were emotional moments to shoot, overall I think every member of the cast and crew was there for one reason: They felt it was a tale that deserved to be told.
Winfrey interviews actor Michael B. Jordan, on Oprah’s Next Chapter. Winfrey questions Jordan about his latest film.
It was a bit overwhelming at first cause I didn’t want to let anybody down. You know when a when they have expectations. I wanted to meet them, exceed them.
Winfrey interviews Magic Johnson in an exclusive conversation about his health, family, and the moment he knew he had contracted HIV.
Oh, man. I think, you know, I just love her so much. As we sit here and to know what I’ve been through and, you know, just — just to hear her talk about me gets me so emotional. You know, we’ve been together a long time and she’s the perfect partner for me. And I think when people throw around soul mates and all that, I mean, we’re for real.
Winfrey interviews Kenny Edmonds in depth about his process for creating music, music industry today, as well as his fiancé.
I knew Deion Mr. Prime Time, seemed like a nice guy. Well he became a classy guy because before I had met him, when he called me and said he didn’t want to meet my children until he sat down and had lunch or breakfast with me so he knew me before he met my children.
Winfrey interviews Reverend Al Sharpton and discusses his role in the civil rights movement and his new book.
Every morning I believe you should. I don’t believe I’ve prayed unless I am on my knees. Civil rights social justice not black rights civil rights for everyone. That’s what I do that’s my calling its what I’m good at.
Winfrey speaks to Spike Lee about George Zimmerman’s law suit over his Tweets.
I know this question is coming so I’m going to beat you to it. I did a stupid thing when I retweeted supposedly the address. It was stupid. There’s nothing I can say that can defend that. It was stupid S-T-O-O-P-I-D.
Winfrey interviews Patti LaBelle and discusses her feud with Diana Ross.
One day something really laid on my heart and I said maybe she doesn’t really like me? And I just., we went years without seeing each other, talking on the phone or anything.
Winfrey interviews Arsenio Hall and questions the former feud between them.
You were mad at me because I did a Stedman joke. Yes. Best and worst day of my life. You schooled me in a very classy way. I knew you were serious, but you didn’t scream.
Winfrey talks to Thicke in a tell-all interview about his career and his breakup, and Miley Cyrus twerking.
It was funny to me. It’s silly. I was walking out towards Miley, I’m not thinking sex. I’m thinking fun, you know?
Winfrey interviews Tina Turner and asks questions about Turners recent wedding.
There comes a time in life when you must put things in place. First I started consolidating, getting rid of property. I got rid of a house in France, a property in America. I made a situation for my sons. Anything that was costly I totally got rid of. Then it occurred to me, if something happened in death for me, Irving would have no say, and I thought it was a bit unfair to live with someone as long as we are, and not to give him any say.
Lindsay Lohan speaks to Winfrey in a one on one interview session. During the interview questions of sobriety, rehab and career.
Are we going to fight this are we going to take it to court. My decision was part of it I strangely you know being in my addiction and everything and having all that cayos around me that I was so comfortable with. I somewhere inside knew and kind of wanted to go to jail.
Four days after completing her sixth visit to rehab, Lohan speaks openly on the Oprah’s Next Chapter show about her past and present use of drugs and alcohol. When asked about her drug of choice:
Alcohol. That, in the past, was a gateway to other things for me… I tried cocaine with alcohol.
Winfrey interviews Lohan on Oprah’s Next Chapter. In the interview Winfrey asks Lohan serious questions about her life and sobriety.
Winfrey interviews Hugh Jackman. Winfrey questions his fitness and exercise program for his role as Wolverine. Huge also opens up to Winfrey about his deepest fears.
I was a very fearful kid. I was afraid of the dark, I was afraid of heights. I made myself get over those fears. If anything comes up to me. and I feel frightened of it, I have to attack it. Because I’m terrified that it will creep into other areas of my life and start to take over.
Rashad talks to Winfrey on Oprah’s Next Chapter about how The Cosby Show changed most people’s negative perception of black people.
Well they didn’t grow up in my community…It depends on who you know, and what you know.
Carroll talks about how she overcomes her abandonment issues and finds happiness within herself.
Nobody can make you extremely happy but you
Oprah gives and interview to Entertainment Tonight and is questioned about the racist comments friend Paula Deen recently made. Oprah also tells a story of recent racism that she experienced.
In the very first days I tried to reach her and then I decided to stay out of it as I saw it blowing up. In time she will be fine. For me, it all just felt kind of sad. Nobody in their right mind is going to call me the N-word. You know, you see those fools on Twitter sometime say ridiculous things. But nobody in their right mind is going to do that to my face, because true racism is being able to have power over somebody else. So that doesn’t happen to me that way.
Winfrey interviews John Legend and asks in-depth questions about family life and friend Kanye West.
I got into a drunken brawl out side a bar one time. And anyone who knows me knows that I would never get into a drunken brawl ever.
Sarandon speaks about her life as an actress, lessons in relationships, and being the best person you can.
Be as authentic in your life as you can. And as truthful as you can
Kravitz talks about his life growing up as biracial, a famous mother and his music career. He also explains what love and success means to him.
The idea of having to conform to someone else’s ideal is unacceptable. I’m gonna be me. And if I can’t be me, then I’d rather not do it.
Winfrey interviews Tyler Perry and questions him on Whitney Houston, and his career.
I felt a huge responsibility for her for Whitney herself. I felt a tremendous responsibility from the first day we sat down in that restaurant and had a conversation where she was so open with me. I stood with them the Houston family. Whatever they needed, they would call and say this and this is going on or that’s going on. Or I would talk to her sometimes and she would just be, you know out of it, but trying to be together.
Winfrey interviews Jamie Foxx and talks about being a SNL host and his music career.
In different forms at different times. When I’m in the studio, I’m completely focused on music. But it’s tough for me when I’m with other musicians, as it makes me think of my childhood. When I was younger, I was funny, but I really only wanted to be a recording artist. I just didn’t get the chance – until recently.
Winfrey interviews Jason Collins on Oprah’s Next Chapter. Winfrey questions Collins about being the first openly gay active pro athlete and coming out to his brother.
It’s pretty light we try to make each other laugh. Were brothers. He was just very serious and he said I’m gay. Just like that, I’m gay.
Winfrey interviews Jane Fonda and talks about her battle with cancer, her family and mature sex.
The fact that I made it and I’m all in one piece Fonda, 75. You know a couple years ago I got breast cancer, and that was a good test, because I always said I’m not afraid of dying, and I wasn’t.
The singer talks about her life with Fleetwood Mac and how she overcomes cocaine addiction.
Here’s the truth — I know this for sure — we are not defined by the challenges in our lives, but how we face them
Brokaw expresses his love of journalism, the risks he has taken along the way and how being great is about stepping out of your comfort zone.
Don’t be afraid to do something unconventional, to take a chance, to risk something
The former model talks about how growing up pretty has its disadvantages.
I did not grow up feeling that I had to prove that I was as good as boys. I assumed that I was
Winfrey interviews Chelsea Handler and discus her ex. 50 cent and new boyfriend.
We were talking about living our lives together, my boyfriend and I. We’ve broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and we’re trying to figure out how to live a life together.