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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Winfrey interviews Lohan on Oprah’s Next Chapter. In the interview Winfrey asks Lohan serious questions about her life and sobriety.
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.
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
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.
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 Russell Brand in an in depth interview in which Winfrey asks Brand about his experience as a recovering addict.
Winfrey interviews The Wayans Family, Kim, Keenan, Shawn, Marlon, Damien, Craig, and Damon Jr. were all in attendance. Winfrey asks questions of the families beginning, In Living Color, and family life.
I think what people don’t understand is that comedy is a mask for pain. People who are innately funny are innately disturbed.
Keys speaks about her childhood in New York, her first time knowing what she wanted to do in life, and her first record deal. She expands into her adult life about her career, her love for her son and her husband. She contributes her success on always staying true to herself.
He’s just bubbling over with life
Winfrey interviews Beyonce in a tell all session, with questions of marriage, life and new baby answered.
Winfrey interviews LL Cool J on Oprah’s Next Chapter. During the interview Winfrey asks about LL Cool J’s childhood abuse and his rise to fame.
I think when I was feeling was that’s terrifying but no one can get inside my mind. Soon as you walk out that room I’m back in my mind I’m back in my imaginary world where everything is great, where my dreams come true, where I could you know make something of my self.
Rashad talks skin tone on Oprah’s Next Chapter.
That’s a waste of time and life and energy and I refuse to take part in it.
Winfrey interviews Cissy Houston, and discusses the loss of her daughter.
No. She didn’t listen, I didn’t bother with that you know. Say oh well your choice you know. At that time she was old enough to do what she wanted to.
Barrymore talks to Winfrey about marriage, being a good parent with no childhood examples and past in an interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter.
Because you can take every experience in your life especially the hard or the bad or the wrong and right it all. Because it’s always a good blueprint.
Winfrey interviews Lance Armstrong on Oprah’s Next Chapter, the interview details allegations that Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career.
Letterman sits for a one-on-one interview during which he discusses his infidelity and Winfrey asks questions about the blackmail attempt.
I hurt a lot of people.
Winfrey interviews Justin Bieber in a tell all interview covering Bieber’s rise to fame and career.
My fans, I’m able to really connect with them through the internet and have that Twitter and Facebook and YouTube you know how I can upload videos and have them come and read their comments and reply to their comments. It’s like a whole different world.
Winfrey interviews Fergie in a one on one to discus her relations ship with Will.i.Am.
Yeah, that song, it was about the yin and yang of our working relationship. He’s my work husband. So, yeah, we go through stuff. It’s not always saccharin filled. I mean, sometimes creatively we disagree and I’m a strong woman and I’m going to say so.