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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her self-titled, multi-award-winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. She has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and was for a time the world's only black billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world. Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood, claiming to be raped at age nine and becoming pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy. Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19. Her emotional ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime-talk-show arena, and after boosting a third-rated

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Oprah Winfrey & Gayle King -- Partying in Ibiza ... All By Themselves

Oprah & Gayle
Partying in Ibiza ... All By Themselves

With most of Hollywood already come and gone from the IT destination spot of the summer, Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King rolled into Ibiza Thursday for a little fun in the sun.The positive? No… READ MORE >

Chef Auntie Fee -- Oprah, You're The Only One I Can Trust

Chef Auntie Fee
Hey Oprah, Help A Sista Out

Chef Auntie Fee has been bombarded by celebrities who want a piece of her since her chicken recipe went viral ... but she tells us the only person she can trust is ...  Oprah. The Chef… READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
Starbucks Sued -- My Oprah Chai Tea Was Spiked with Heroin ... Claims Bizarre Lawsuit

Starbucks Sued
My Oprah Chai Tea Was Spiked with Heroin ... Claims Bizarre Lawsuit

All he wanted was a hot cup of Oprah Winfrey's signature tea, but a Starbucks customer claims his came with a heavy dose of heroin and a barrage of racial slurs -- this according to a lawsuit so… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Jerry Sandusky's Son Breaks Silence To Oprah -- Details Sexual Abuse

Jerry Sandusky's Son
BREAKS SILENCE TO OPRAH ... Details Sexual Abuse

Jerry Sandusky's adopted son is finally going public about the years of sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of the former Penn State Football coach ... in an emotional interview with… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Kiefer Sutherland -- What Would Jack Bauer Do ... Clooney or Winfrey for Prez?

Kiefer Sutherland
What Would Jack Bauer Do ... Clooney or Winfrey for Prez?

We hit up Kiefer Sutherland about several important world issues -- not the least of which being George Clooney getting into politics.And what you're about hear about the epic, though… READ MORE >

- 50 days ago
Oprah's Pedicurist -- Her Feet are NOT Corny

Oprah's Pedicurist
Her Feet are NOT Corny

Oprah's feet are a thing of beauty ... so says the lady who works tirelessly to keep her hoofs beautiful.Gloria Williams -- a.k.a. FootNanny -- was outside 1-Oak Friday night when we put her feet… READ MORE >

- 83 days ago
Maya Angelou -- Dispatcher Suspended Over Oprah Trash Talk During 911 Call

Maya Angelou
Dispatcher Suspended Over Oprah Trash Talk During 911 Call

An emergency dispatcher who can be overheard in the Maya Angelou 911 call was suspended for criticizing Oprah Winfrey in the middle of the emergency.John Ruckh -- a dispatcher in Winston-Salem… READ MORE >

- 84 days ago
Maya Angelou's Death -- Oprah Winfrey: 'I Will Profoundly Miss Her'

Oprah on Maya
'I Will Profoundly Miss Her'

Oprah Winfrey is mourning the loss of her mentor, Maya Angelou, saying the legendary poet "guided [her] through some of the most important years of [her] life."Angelou passed away on… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Barbara Walters -- Every Newswoman EVER Shows Up for Last Day

Barbara Walters
Every Newswoman EVER Shows Up For Her Last Day

Oprah Winfrey didn't show up solo for Barbara Walters' last day on "The View" ... she brought nearly every newswoman on the planet with her ... to celebrate Babwa's retirement.It was a fitting… READ MORE >

- 98 days ago
Oprah Winfrey Sued By an 86-Year-Old Nuclear Physicist

Oprah Winfrey
Sued By an 86-Year-Old Nuclear Physicist

Why Oprah Winfrey is being sued is interesting, and we'll get to that in a moment, but just let it sink in for a moment ... the guy suing her is an 86-year-old nuclear physicist. How cool is that?… READ MORE >

- 99 days ago

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