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From Reese Witherspoon to SJP, the rise of celeb book clubs

Jimmy Fallon isn’t the only celebrity to follow in Oprah Winfrey’s footsteps with a book club. Reese Witherspoon has made such a success of her monthly literary picks that publishers …


Oprah to serve as godmother of new Holland America ship

Oprah Winfrey will serve as godmother of a new Holland America ship called the Nieuw Statendam.


Smithsonian exhibit highlights mega star Oprah Winfrey

“Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture” chronicles the social events in the United States from Winfrey’s birth in 1954 through her childhood and her rise in media …


Oprah Winfrey picks prison memoir for her book club

Anthony Ray Hinton’s memoir, “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row,” is Oprah Winfrey’s latest book club pick, a dream for virtually any writer …


Oprah to Idris: Celebrities spice up royal wedding

Oprah Winfrey seemed a tad confused about her seating assignment. Serena Williams documented her journey to St. George’s Chapel on Instagram. Idris Elba smiled broadly as he escorted his fiancee, …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

Winfrey praises Florida students as ‘warriors of the light’

Oprah Winfrey is praising the outspoken students of Parkland, Florida, calling them “warriors of the light.”


‘Hello, This is Oprah’: What it’s like when Oprah tells you your book will be in her Book Club

Author Tayari Jones has been keeping a big secret about her new book “An American Marriage” for a very long time, at least it has seemed that way.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 8:46 p.m.

Residents flee as flames approach wealthy California enclave

Residents piled into cars and fled on Saturday, turning downtown Santa Barbara into “a ghost town” as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in California’s history toward the …


Norman Chad: Gift ideas for people you don’t care about

Oprah Winfrey has been making America great – and making herself great – for many years. Oprah’s fabulous wealth informs her annual “Oprah’s Favorite Things,” her well-intended but unintentionally hilarious …


Mitch Albom tells Oprah about lessons that still resonate from ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’

After Oprah endorsed the book in 1997, “Tuesdays with Morrie” became an international bestseller.


Oprah picks debut novel ‘Behold the Dreamers’ for book club

Mbue’s “Behold the Dreamers” was published in 2016 and won the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, an honor previously given to Philip Roth and Ann Patchett, among others. The book tells …


Oprah Winfrey helps ‘Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ come alive on HBO

One day, circa 2000, Rebecca Skloot was riding in a car with Deborah Lacks, whose late mother, Henrietta, had posthumously and unwittingly contributed to some of the most important medical …


UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 6:23 p.m.

Oprah shakes up stocks and teases a White House run

Oprah Winfrey has found billionaire success in national broadcasting, publishing and as the godmother of the inspiration industry. With her investment in Weight Watchers, she’s bestowed her starpower on a …


Oprah Winfrey joins CBS’ ‘60 Minutes’ as a special contributor

Oprah Winfrey is joining the CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” as a contributor. The talk show host, actress, cable network owner and producer will appear in several segments a year on …


Winfrey’s “Greenleaf” delves into family drama in megachurch

Oprah Winfrey wanted to deliver a story revolving around one of the biggest institutions in the African-American community: The Black Church.


HBO star John Oliver buys, forgives $15 million of people’s delinquent medical bills

Some 9,000 people stuck with delinquent medical bills had their debts forgiven courtesy of HBO host John Oliver.


Consumer Confidential: Oprah Winfrey’s chances for rescuing Weight Watchers may be slim

Magicians call it misdirection. Don’t look at what I’m doing with that hand. Look at this hand instead. It seemed as though Wall Street, and more than a few reporters …


Obama honors Clinton, Oprah, others with freedom medal

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on more than a dozen prominent Americans 50 years after the death of the award’s founder, President John …


Lance: I lied, I cheated; Slouch: What a revelation!

Lance Armstrong went on national television last week – well, he appeared on something called the OWN network – and, in a “worldwide exclusive,” told Oprah Winfrey he had doped …


Oprah: Lance Armstrong admitted doping

AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong has finally come clean. Armstrong confessed to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey taped Monday, just a couple of hours after a wrenching apology …


Lance: This is how you come clean?

LOS ANGELES – The Tour de Fraud, Lance Armstrong version, continues. Tighten your helmet chinstraps and grab your handlebars. Armstrong apparently has ‘fessed up. To Oprah.


Oprah’s OWN network makes impressive debut

OWN, the new cable network from Oprah Winfrey, got off to an impressive start in the ratings. For its premiere last Saturday, OWN was the No. 3 cable network among …


Final season of ‘Oprah’ to focus on viewers

The 25th and final season of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” starts Monday and the talk-show host says she plans to focus on the people she thinks are responsible for her …


Winfrey says prayer, thought influenced exit

Holding back tears, Oprah Winfrey told her studio audience Friday that she would end her show in 2011 after a quarter-century on the air, saying “prayer and careful thought” led …


‘Oprah’ to end in 2011 after 25-year run

CHICAGO – “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” an iconic broadcast that grew over two decades into a daytime television powerhouse and the foundation of a multibillion-dollar media empire, will end its …


Winfrey to announce show will end in 2011

“The Oprah Winfrey Show,” an iconic broadcast that grew from a local Chicago talk show into the foundation of a multibillion dollar media empire, will end its run in 2011 …


Palin coy about 2012 run, but door is open

Sarah Palin said in an interview broadcast Tuesday that a 2012 presidential bid is “not on my radar,” but wouldn’t rule out playing some role in the next presidential election.