August 10, 2013 |
Nobody tells Oprah she can't afford a handbag. Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest entertainers in the world, thanks to her willdly successful 25-season run on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and her latest media foray with the newly revitalized Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The entertainer earned an estimated $77 million from June 2012 to June 2013 alone, according to Forbes, but she says she still experiences racism because she is African American. Take this latest incident in Switzerland, where "The Butler" star went to attend the nuptials of good friend and singer Tina Turner last month.
August 7, 2013 |
Oprah Winfrey has high hopes for Lindsay Lohan this time around. The talk-show-host-turned-OWN-CEO appeared live on "Good Morning America" Tuesday and shared some insight during the morning show's discussion panel. "That was really a great interview," Winfrey said of her "in-depth" talk with the troubled starlet, who completed her latest 90-day stint in rehab last week. The interview will air on Winfrey's OWN Aug. 18. PHOTOS: The trials and tribulations of Lindsay Lohan As for Lohan's condition, Winfrey said she was pleased with the headway the 27-year-old "Mean Girls" star was making after years of addiction struggles and run-ins with the law. "I thought that she was in the best place I've ever seen her, but I haven't seen her since I think 2009 or '06 or something," Winfrey said.
July 12, 2013 |
Oprah Winfrey has scored another high-profile coup for OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network: Lindsay Lohan. The troubled star, who is currently serving her latest rehab stint, will be interviewed by Winfrey in August after her release. Lohan has also been signed for an eight-part documentary series that will air in 2014. The deal with Lohan, which is sure to generate large ratings for OWN, is the latest in a series of prominent interview "gets" for Winfrey. The former talk show mogul has scored exclusive interviews with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong and the family of deceased singer Whitney Houston.
June 26, 2013 |
The Oprah Winfrey Network, continuing its programming pivot, has acquired limited rights to the beloved daytime dramas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live. " The Los Angeles-based network, co-owned by Winfrey, announced the acquisition Wednesday. OWN said it was arranging a "summer fling for soap fans" by obtaining television licensing rights for the first 40 episodes of Prospect Park's versions of the longtime ABC soaps, which were created for the Internet. Beginning July 15, half-hour episodes of each show will run on the cable channel Monday through Thursday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., which is similar to the broadcast schedule when the soaps aired on the Walt Disney Co.-owned ABC network.
May 24, 2013 |
After years in the making, the moment of destiny is at hand: Two of entertainment's most prominent super power brokers are joining forces, prompting a parade of hoopla, self-congratulation - and skepticism. If it were a summer movie, it might be titled "Tyler Perry's Oprah: OWNing It. " Or doubters might suggest an alternative: "Crass of the Titans. " Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, longtime friends and probably the most influential African American figures in show business, are leading the Oprah Winfrey Network into the scripted series arena this summer.
January 18, 2013 |
Oprah Winfrey's "worldwide exclusive" interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong greatly enhanced the performance of her nascent OWN network. Thursday's installment of the highly anticipated "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive" (the first of two parts) attracted 4.3 million viewers to the Oprah Winfrey Network, according to Nielsen ratings data. The first airing, at 9 p.m. Eastern, attracted 3.2 million viewers, and the second run, at 10:30 p.m. Eastern, delivered another 1.1 million.