09:25 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 05/02/2013 10:00AM
Everyone knows Oprah and Tyler Perry are friends, but now they're business partners too.
Perry, who has created two new shows for Oprah's television network, OWN, explains how the duo is adjusting to their new venture in the June issue of Essence.
"The most important thing about coming together was making sure we would not lose our friendship because of the business. We had to establish ground rules," Perry, 43, says.
Originally posted 04/25/2013 10:05AM
Originally posted 05/25/2011 10:45AM
After 25 years, only one person could be inspiring, iconic and life-changing enough to be the final guest on the last-ever The Oprah Winfrey Show: Oprah herself.
"This is my love letter to you," Winfrey, 57, said during the episode which taped Tuesday in Chicago. Alone on her studio stage – a striking contrast to the previous two shows, which were star-studded spectaculars before 13,000 cheering fans at the United Center – Winfrey said, "I want to leave you with lessons from my life."
Saying goodbye to the TV show that turned her into big sister to the world, Winfrey spent the hour sharing favorite clips and recounting what she's gleaned during her run as the most successful talk show host in history.
Originally posted 05/17/2011 10:55PM
Madonna, Beyoncé, Halle Berry, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes ... the list goes on of A-list stars who descended upon Chicago Tuesday to wish Oprah Winfrey farewell at a taping of the talk-show queen's third- and second-to-last episodes ever of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
"Having fun?" Winfrey asked about 13,000 audience members packed into Chicago's United Center – which was stocked with 13,000 boxes of tissue – for the taping of two shows that will air May 23 and May 24. "So am I! So darn cool!" (Winfrey's final episode will tape next week and air on May 25.)
Tom Hanks, who acted as master of ceremonies Tuesday night, told Winfrey, "You are surrounded by nothing but love" before introducing a video of viewers talking about how their lives have been positively impacted by the talk show that's lasted 25 years.
Originally posted 03/29/2011 10:20AM
The Titans of Talk unite!
Rosie O'Donnell posted big news on her blog Monday night when she announced that her eagerly-anticipated talk show will call Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network home this fall.
"I just wanted to say hi, and I'm coming to Chicago," O'Donnell said in the video blog. "It's a huge thrill for me, and I'm beyond the beyond," said the actor, writer and comedienne, who won six Emmys in a row for her previous talk show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, which ran from 1996-2002.
Originally posted 02/24/2011 12:00PM
David Arquette wants to get back together with wife Courteney Cox – but for now, the decision is up to her.
"I want her to be happy," the actor said Thursday on The Oprah Winfrey Show. "If me being the best person I can be doesn't make her happy in a partner, in who she needs, whatever she's looking for, that's still to be answered."
Arquette adds that he doesn't know if his and Cox's marriage can be repaired, but, "I'd love for it to work out."
Originally posted 01/24/2011 12:10PM
Forty-seven years ago, when Oprah Winfrey was 9 years old and living with her father in Tennessee, her mother, Vernita Lee, became pregnant with a daughter who was given up for adoption. Winfrey had known nothing about it.
On The Oprah Winfrey Show on Monday, the talk show host revealed the family secret she had been hyping since last week, introducing her half-sister, Patricia, from Milwaukee.
"It was one of the greatest surprises of my life," said Winfrey, who found out the news last October. "It left me speechless."
Patricia was born in 1963 in Milwaukee and lived in a series of foster homes until the age of 7. She was then adopted, but said her childhood was "difficult" and she longed to be reunited with her birth mother, Winfrey says.
Originally posted 01/24/2011 10:00AM
She certainly has people guessing.
Oprah Winfrey's announcement last Friday that she will make a blockbuster personal revelation on Monday's show has prompted fevered interest in what, exactly, the big secret is.
"Over the past 25 years, The Oprah Winfrey Show has reunited a lot of people. But this time, Oprah is the one being reunited," says a note on her Web site. "Hear the family secret she's been keeping for months, straight from her."
Originally posted 01/21/2011 06:40PM
Next on Oprah … a miracle!
The talk show host is sparing no superlatives in hyping her show on Monday, promising to make a blockbuster personal revelation.
"I was given some news that literally shook me to my core," Winfrey, 56, says in a promotional spot. "This time, I'm the one being reunited. I was keeping a family secret for months, and on Monday you're going to hear it straight from me."
Originally posted 11/10/2010 03:35PM
Marie Osmond remembers one of the last conversations she had with her 18-year-old son Michael Bryan.
"When I heard him say to me, I have no friends, it brought back when I went through depression because you really feel so alone," Osmond, 51, says on Thursday's The Oprah Winfrey Show. "I'm not a depressed person, but I understand that place, that darkness.
"I told him … Mike, I'm gonna be there Monday and it's gonna be okay," she continues. "But depression doesn't wait till Monday."
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