01:17 PM EDT 05/23/2013
Originally posted 05/14/2013 09:00AM
Not too shabby!
Oprah shows off her spacious Maui farm in the June issue of O magazine.
Alongside her close friend, fitness expert Bob Greene, the media mogul, 59, tells viewers that having the vast space to grow crops is a "full-circle moment because I grew up with a grandmother who was growing things."
Originally posted 05/09/2013 02:35PM
Oprah's back – on the big screen, that is – in The Butler.
Based on the life of Eugene Allen, the White House head butler who served eight presidents during a 34-year career, the film stars Forest Whitaker playing a character called Cecil Gaines. Oprah plays his wife, Gloria Gaines.
As shown in the intriguing two-minute, thirty-second trailer, the OWN network mogul, 59, shows off the acting chops that once earned her an Oscar nomination, for 1985's The Color Purple.
Originally posted 05/05/2013 10:00AM
Jason Collins's parents had to change the way they thought about both the past and the future when he told them he was gay – but not in the way that counted the most.
Paul and Portia Collins both say they were shocked at their son's revelation. But they supported him almost from the moment he told them.
"Part of the process, after he told us, was to go home and kind of let it resonate, for the two of us to talk about it," Portia tells Oprah Winfrey in an interview airing Sunday on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
"And on the way home we called him. And on the way home we said, 'We love you.' "
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
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.
Originally posted 04/11/2013 07:00PM
Leave it to an interior designer to know a good plan when he sees one.
Reality TV personality (and Oprah Winfrey pal) Nate Berkus tells PEOPLE why – and when – he decided to marry Jeremiah Brent.
"I've known since our first date that Jeremiah was who I wanted to spend the rest of my life with," Berkus, 41, says.
"As we've shared the news of our engagement and been met with so much excitement and support we're both reminded of how important it is that every person have the legal right to marry the one they love."
Originally posted 04/07/2013 02:10PM
Jane Fonda is one fearless woman.
Following a breast cancer diagnosis in 2010, Fonda, now 75, reassessed her outlook on life, and came to realize she didn't feel any different than she did before the scare.
"[It] was a good test, because I always said I'm not afraid of dying," the double Oscar winner Klute, Coming Home says on Oprah's Next Chapter airing Sunday at 9 p.m. on OWN. "And I wasn't. I mean, I felt, god, I've just joined a family of millions of women who have gone through this. And how interesting. What a journey this is going to be."
Originally posted 02/21/2013 01:00PM
Before the Oscars honor the best in film on Sunday, ESSENCE is celebrating the achievements of Black women in film and television.
Beginning at 2:30 Thursday, the magazine will hold its sixth annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where six exemplary women in Hollywood will be honored, and you can watch the action live here.
This year's honorees are Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Gabrielle Union, Mara Brock Akil, Naomie Harris and Quvenzhané Wallis.
Originally posted 02/15/2013 05:15PM
Beyoncé is one smitten starlet.
The notoriously private performer, 31, recently got candid with Oprah, and gushed about the love of her life, husband Jay-Z, 43.
"I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man," the new mom said firmly, almost as if she she was about to get teary-eyed. "It just gives me such a foundation. [He's helped me] on so many levels."
Originally posted 02/15/2013 08:00AM
Oprah is getting even more personal – with her home, that is.
Winfrey, 59, recently decided that her Santa Barbara, Calif., dwellings – albeit impeccable – do not reflect on who she is.
"I knew my house was impressive," the talk show host writes in the March issue of O magazine. "I mean, just about every guest I ever invited for dinner told me so as they perched on the edge of the opulent sofa, trying not to get fingerprints on anything. I owned a stately home and I poured my heart and soul into making it perfect."
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