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Marie Osmond Opens Up About Son's Suicide | Marie Osmond, Oprah Winfrey

Marie Osmond Opens Up About Son's Suicide

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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PHOTO: Iconic Talk Show Hosts Hail Queen Oprah | Oprah Winfrey

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PHOTO: Iconic Talk Show Hosts Hail Queen Oprah

Originally posted 11/09/2010 01:15PM

All hail the Queen!

Giving credit where credit is due, iconic talk show hosts Geraldo Rivera, Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue, Sally Jessy Raphael and Montel Williams join Oprah Winfrey for an episode of her show's final season.

The hosts, whose programs were part of the talk-show craze popularized by Winfrey in the '80s, will appear on Wednesday's The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss their experiences in daytime television.

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Michael Jackson's Family Misses Everything About Him | Oprah Winfrey

Michael Jackson's Family Misses Everything About Him

Originally posted 11/08/2010 06:15PM

For Michael Jackson's mother Katherine, the saying "time heals all wounds" simply does not apply.

"I don't think I'll ever be healed," the Jackson matriarch told Oprah Winfrey on her show Monday. "It will get better, but some days it's like it just happened."

June 25, 2009, the day of her son's death, was "the worst day of my life," she says, adding that she thinks about Michael, "all through the day, all the time."

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Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King Sleep Together … But Not Like That!

Originally posted 11/04/2010 12:25PM



Nothing like a cozy little camping trip to get rumors of romance flying again!

Oprah Winfrey and best friend Gayle King, long the subject of speculation that they might be a couple, saw the humor in their situation on a recent camping trip, even joking about their sleeping arrangements in footage broadcast Wednesday on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

As the friends prepared to spend the night in a small pop-up camper, Winfrey, 56, said: "Gayle, want to go in first?" To which King, 55, replied with a smile: "Why don't you just add to that lesbian rumor?"

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Will Oprah Winfrey Ban the B-Word on Her New Network? | Oprah Winfrey

Will Oprah Winfrey Ban the B-Word on Her New Network?

Originally posted 10/28/2010 07:00PM

Oprah Winfrey has some rules for her upcoming OWN network.

Look for "fun and entertainment without tearing people down and," she stresses, "calling them bitches."

Not exactly an outright ban on the b-word – but close.

"Imagine that. Imagine," she said in a speech this week at the Women's Conference in California, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Bret Michaels Prayed to God He'd Survive

Originally posted 05/19/2010 12:00PM



For Bret Michaels's 9-year-old daughter Raine, the realization that her father might die the night he suffered a brain hemorrhage was devastating.

"To think that my dad wouldn't be growing up with me and my dad wouldn’t be walking me down the aisle for my wedding, it was just really heartbreaking," the little girl said on tape during an interview with the rocker on The Oprah Winfrey Show Wednesday.

Hearing those words, Michaels, appearing via satellite from Phoenix, wiped away tears and told Winfrey, "That's what you think about," after you suffer such a harrowing ordeal. "It gave me this unsinkable strength. It gave me this amazing courage to want to survive."

On April 21, Michaels, 47, was struck by a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a condition that immediately kills 20 percent of the 40,000 Americans who are afflicted by it each year. In those dark moments when he wasn’t sure if he’d survive, he said he asked God for help. "You gotta let me live through this," he said of his thoughts. "I've done a lot of rotten things. I'm asking for a break here."

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Robert Pattinson Surprises Twi-Hard Family at Their House | Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson Surprises Twi-Hard Family at Their House

Originally posted 05/07/2010 07:15PM

When Oprah Winfrey called all Twilight fans in April to submit stories about how the hit supernatural series changed their lives, Maria Mele knew she had to e-mail the daytime talk show host.

Unfortunately, the super fan didn't get the response she hoped for – tickets to attend the taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show where Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Dakota Fanning would all be. So, she settled for being interviewed by Winfrey via Skype.

Turns out, she got something even better than a seat inside Harpo Studios: Robert Pattinson at her doorstep.

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Jessica Simpson 'Angry' John Mayer Spilled Sex Details

Originally posted 03/02/2010 12:00PM



Likening Jessica Simpson to "a drug … like crack cocaine," a loose-lipped John Mayer told Playboy of their relationship: "Sexually it was crazy. That's all I'll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm."

Now, it's Simpson's turn to fire away – and she's doing it on The Oprah Winfrey Show. In an interview with Winfrey set to air Wednesday, Simpson sums up her reaction to what Mayer had to say with, one word: Disappointment.

"There's nothing worse than being disappointed in somebody," she says. Asked if she's angry, she responds, "I'm not angry. I'm – well, I'm a little bit angry."

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Friends React to Oprah's Decision to End Show

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Friends React to Oprah Winfrey's Decision to End Show

Originally posted 11/20/2009 08:00AM

As the realization sinks in that, after a quarter of a century, Oprah Winfrey will be ending her syndicated talk show Sept. 9, 2011 – a decision she intends to explain on her program Friday – rivals, admirers and industry analysts are chiming in with their reactions.

As with most things Oprah, there's admiration mixed with a sense of awe.

Martha Stewart, attending Diddy's 40th birthday bash at New York's Plaza Hotel Thursday night (the news about Winfrey had broken late that afternoon), pointed out that Oprah was not retiring.

"She'll do another show," said the domestic diva, 68. "She's evolving. She's fabulous."

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Twilight Author to Sit Down with Oprah Winfrey

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Twilight Author to Sit Down with Oprah Winfrey

Originally posted 11/10/2009 10:45AM

Oprah Winfrey will indulge in all things vampire and werewolf on Friday, when Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is to sit down for a rare interview.

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