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May 22, 2011
OPRAH BY THE NUMBERS Average number of Americans who view her show each week: 40 million Countries in which the show runs: 150 Emails Oprah.com receives a week: 25,000 People who can fit in her studio audience: 315-365 Items given away during her Favorite Things episodes: 283 Books selected as part of Oprah's Book Club: 65 Hours of the show that have been...
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April 15, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Even Pharrell Williams, he of the flamboyant toppers, can't overcome the bowling-over capabilities of Oprah Winfrey. During his "Oprah Prime" appearance on Sunday, the seven-time Grammy-winner was overcome with emotion as the TV queen brought up his infectious song "Happy" and its breakout influence all over the world. Winfrey played a poignant tribute video set to the song, showcasing global fan renditions of the upbeat tune from the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack. "Happy" was up for an Academy Award in March but lost the best song honor to "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Oprah Winfrey is not only the world's most powerful celebrity, and one of the richest. She is a marketing genius who knows how to exploit a racist insult to her advantage in a completely uncynical way. More power to her. Earlier this week, while promoting her new movie, “The Butler,” she disclosed in an interview with Larry King that when she was in Zurich recently for Tina Turner's wedding, she had what she called a “racist...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
Most heads of a television network feel the duties and responsibilities of running such an enterprise can be all-consuming. Oprah Winfrey, who is the chief executive of OWN, doesn't believe that. With OWN on relatively steady footing after a shaky start, Winfrey has taken on film roles ("Lee Daniels' The Butler") and is considering starring in a drama on Broadway.  LOOK BACK: 25 great Oprah moments Now the former daytime talk-show host who specialized in uplift and enlightenment is taking her act on the road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1998
Re "Cattlemen Want Oprah to Eat Her Words," Jan. 21: I will be eating only fruits, vegetables, grains, chicken and fish until the Texas cattlemen drop their ludicrous lawsuit against Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey has the best interests of her audience at heart, and her comments are only meant to suggest people educate themselves on a subject. She doesn't force anyone to do anything! The media were full of "mad cow disease" information, so TV viewers, newspaper and magazine readers and radio listeners were all subjected to the dreadful stories about the outbreak of the disease in England.
NEWS
October 9, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
Oprah Winfrey announced Wednesday that she was auctioning the contents of her 23,000-square-foot estate near Santa Barbara next month and donating the proceeds to her leadership academy for girls in South Africa. The move isn't entirely a surprise. In the March issue of O the Oprah Magazine, Winfrey wrote in her typical first-person confessional style that she planned to remodel the Montecito mansion to better reflect her "true" self. The idea came after a visit from Los Angeles-based interior designer Rose Tarlow , who bluntly told Winfrey, "This house has nothing to do with you. "  Winfrey went on to write: "The gilded mirrors, marble urns, the lavish carpets and sherbet palette - it was all very grand, but it wasn't very true to myself.
SPORTS
January 15, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
The consequences stemming from Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah Winfrey about his use of performance-enhancing drugs heightened Tuesday. Winfrey appeared on "CBS This Morning," telling hosts about the interview she taped with Armstrong on Monday: "We were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers. I feel that he answered the questions in a way that he was ready. ... He certainly had prepared himself for this moment. ... He brought it. He really did. " The network reported that senior government officials are recommending that the federal government join a whistle-blower lawsuit filed against Armstrong by his former teammate and another Tour de France champion stripped of his title, Southern California's Floyd Landis.
SPORTS
August 27, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Gabby Douglas faced a tough road on her way to becoming America's sweetheart and a two-time Olympic gold medalist with the U.S. women's gymnastics team. The fact that she moved away from her family in Virginia to train in Iowa at age 14 became well known during the London Games. But Douglas and her mother, Natalie Hawkins, revealed to Oprah Winfrey on Sunday's episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" on OWN that there was another reason she wanted to leave her home gym in Virginia Beach.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2010
The Early Show Harrison Ford; Marsha Bemko ("Antiques Roadshow"). (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Barbara Corcoran and P. Allen Smith; Lucy Lawless; Curtis Stone. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Chef Emeril Lagasse. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Guest co-host Jerry O'Connell; Harrison Ford; Lucy Lawless. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg; Billy Zane.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
If Lance Armstrong thought he could begin to repair his tarnished reputation with a lengthy sit-down with Oprah Winfrey, he should stay off Twitter and keep the news channels on mute. Based on people's shared thoughts during and immediately after part one of the two-part interview, he failed to win back many fans with his confessions. ESPN columnist Rick Reilly wrote  in a Twitter post, " Armstrong said he didn't think it was cheating because everybody did it. Then he said he didn't bully teammates who didn't dope.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Films has produced just one movie in the last 15 years ("The Great Debaters"), and Winfrey herself has starred in just one film of her own ("Lee Daniels' The Butler). But Harpo on Tuesday made a big move on the development front, acquiring the film rights to Sue Monk Kidd's  bestseller “The Invention of Wings.” Kidd's slavery-era novel looks at the contrasting stories of a preteen abolitionist and the slave she is given, following the two as they and the world around them changes over the next three decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2014 | By Mary McNamara
Dear Lindsay Lohan: Just caught the first hour of your new OWN reality show “Lindsay,” and honey, this show is so not a good idea. I understand that, after 90 days clean and sober at Cliffside Malibu, you felt the need to prove you are not an irretrievable mess; that, despite recent evidence to the contrary (“Liz and Dick,” “The Canyons”), you still have much to offer as a performer. And having Oprah Winfrey promise she will call you out must make you feel somewhat safe (who wants to disappoint Oprah?
NEWS
December 12, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: The Hollywood Reporter's “Power 100” Women in Entertainment Breakfast, honoring Oprah Winfrey with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, presented to her by former California First Lady Maria Shriver. The program : TV host Jimmy Kimmel opened the ceremonies, taking note of “this sea of perfect blowouts” and suggesting “Wouldn't it be better to rename the event the 100 most powerful people in Hollywood and just not give any of the spots to men?” He then delivered a warning to Kanye West, seated with the Kardashian clan.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 2013 | By Chris Lee
The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for outstanding female actor in a supporting role boil down to a five-way battle royale between a total unknown (Lupita Nyong'o), two of pop culture's most widely loved presences (Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey), last year's Oscar prom queen (Jennifer Lawrence) and an octogenarian actress known more as a bit player than a marquee name (June Squibb). Squibb's credits include the recurring role of “Grandma” on TV's “The Ghost Whisperer” and a two-year run on “The Young and the Restless,” making her not only the SAG Awards' dark-horse candidate, but, at 84, the oldest nominee.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Just in time for the holidays, Oprah Winfrey has selected a new book for her Book Club 2.0: "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. “The moment I finished 'The Invention of Wings,' I knew this had to be the next Book Club selection,” Winfrey said in the announcement. “These strong female characters represent the women that have shaped our history and, through Sue's imaginative storytelling, give us a new perspective on slavery, injustice and the search for freedom.” Kidd's 2002 novel "The Secret Life of Bees," was a bestseller.
OPINION
November 19, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
In Britain to promote her film "The Butler," Oprah Winfrey gave an interview to the BBC last week. Not surprisingly, she promoted her movie about race relations in the White House with comments about race relations and the White House. The BBC's Will Gompertz asked: "Has it ever crossed your mind that some of the treatment of Obama and the challenges he's faced and some of the reporting he's received is because he's an African American?" Now there's a fresh take. Either Gompertz has been handcuffed to a radiator in someone's windowless basement for the last five years or, more likely, he was riffing off the suggested questions Winfrey's PR team handed out to interviewers.
NEWS
November 28, 1993 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oprah Winfrey is best known as the Emmy Award-winning host of her own daytime talk show. But she's also a critically acclaimed actress who received a best supporting actress nomination for her film debut in 1985's "The Color Purple." Winfrey also starred in the highly rated ABC miniseries "The Women of Brewster Place." Her latest acting project is the ABC movie "There Are No Children There," based on Alex Kotlowitz's nonfiction bestseller.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2013 | By Jason Wells
It took a sit-down with Oprah Winfrey for Lindsay Lohan to open up about the drug and alcohol abuse that landed her in jail in 2010, acknowledging her cocaine use went “hand-in-hand with drinking.” During the one-hour conversation that aired Sunday night on “Oprah's Next Chapter,” Lohan said alcohol was her drug of choice, but she snorted cocaine because it “allowed me to drink more.” Asked how often she used cocaine, Lohan insisted...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2013 | By Janet Kinosian
Veteran costume designer Ruth Carter had her hands full with her latest feature film, "Lee Daniels' The Butler. " In it, she tackled eight tumultuous decades of U.S. political and social history - and changing fashions - filled with dozens of national figures (including LBJ, JFK and Jackie O) and had to factor in an equally daunting number of celebrities in the cast: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Oprah Winfrey and, of course, Forest Whitaker in the lead role, among them. Carter says her focus had to be stout, and she ignored the shine of the 24-karat celebrities who surrounded her, on film and in her fitting rooms.
NEWS
November 2, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
The auction of Oprah Winfrey's personal collection of art, antiques, furniture and memorabilia on Saturday was a stunning demonstration of just how much fans want a piece of the O. PHOTO GALLERY: Surprise sales in the Oprah auction A set of six 18th century Louis XVI armchairs with hand-embroidered details elicited a winning bid of $60,000 at the sale, held at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria. But more staggering: the extent to which prices on lesser items were driven up by online bidders, in many cases fans who simply wanted something from Oprah's house.
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