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Oprah Winfrey on Why She Eliminated the Word 'Diversity' from Her Vocabulary

Originally posted 08/17/2016 01:55PM

Oprah Winfrey was once all for talking about diversity, but now the media mogul wants to shift the conversation toward inclusion.

In a joint interview with filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who directed Queen Sugar for the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Winfrey got frank about issues of race and representation, both on and off screen.

"I used to use the word 'diversity' all the time. 'We want more diverse stories, more diverse characters ...,' " she told The Hollywood Reporter. "Now I really eliminated it from my vocabulary because I've learned from [Ava] that the word that most articulates what we're looking for is what we want to be: included."

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22-Year-Old Whose Life Was Forever Changed After Texting and Driving Shares Her Difficult Story With Others: 'I Was Warned'

Originally posted 03/04/2016 11:25AM

"I was warned about texting and driving, but I always thought, 'It's not gonna happen to me,' " Liz Marks tells PEOPLE.

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Oprah Winfrey Reflects Back on the Famous 'You Get a Car!' Giveaway

Oprah Winfrey Reflects Back on the Famous 'You Get a Car!' Giveaway

Originally posted 11/19/2015 01:45PM

"You get a car, you get a car, everybody gets a car!"

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Oprah and Gayle King Go Clubbing in Ibiza After Catching a Screening of Straight Outta Compton

Oprah and Pal Gayle King Go Clubbing in Ibiza After Catching a Screening of Straight Outta Compton

Originally posted 08/13/2015 12:20AM

Oprah and BFF Gayle King are taking over Ibiza.

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How Celebrity Chef Art Smith Became a Dad – to Four Kids at Once

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How Celebrity Chef Art Smith Became a Dad – to Four Kids at Once

Originally posted 08/07/2015 01:30PM

Celebrity chef Art Smith likes to say that a piece of artwork brought him and his husband their four children.

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Canadian Television Host Chris Hyndman Found Dead in Toronto Alleyway

UpdatePosted 08/05/2015 08:45AM

Canadian Television Host Chris Hyndman Found Dead in Toronto Alleyway

Originally posted 08/04/2015 09:15PM

Canadian television host Chris Hyndman has died at the age of 49, the Associated Press reports.

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Oprah Unearths Long-Lost Audition Tape (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/08/2014 07:15AM

Shedding new light on a key part of her history, Oprah Winfrey has made public the audition tape that launched her career.

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Is Tyler Perry the One Person Who Can Say 'No' to Oprah? | Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry

Oprah and Tyler Perry Talk Going from Friends to Business Partners in Essence

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.

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Oprah: What I Miss Most About My Old Talk Show

Originally posted 04/25/2013 10:05AM



She held court at Harpo Studios almost every weekday for a quarter-century – some 4,561 shows in all.

So, Oprah Winfrey was bound to miss some things about her daily talk show after the final episode aired on May 25, 2011.

Now, almost two years after stepping down, Winfrey reveals to Steve Harvey – on his own newly successful Chicago-based talk show – the thing she misses most about being the queen of daytime TV.

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Oprah Says Goodbye on Her Final Show | Oprah Winfrey

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UpdatePosted 05/25/2011 11:20AM

Oprah Winfrey Says Goodbye on Her Final Show

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.

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