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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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Jennifer Hudson believes it's time for her hometown of Chicago to give Oprah Winfrey a huge honor, and thousands of super fans absolutely agree. We know this because 2 of them -- who just forked… READ MORE >

Oprah Winfrey -- O to the Rescue ... After Driver Runs Over Woman's Foot

Oprah Winfrey
O to the Rescue!!! After Her Driver Runs Over Some Woman's Foot

An Oprah Winfrey fan got her wish and met the legendary talker Saturday night in Miami ... unfortunately it came after O's driver ran over her foot. It went down outside Prime 112, one of the… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
Oprah -- THIS Is How You Shop, Gayle

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THIS Is How You Shop, Gayle

Oprah Winfrey followed that old adage ... when in Rome, shop your freaking face off and flaunt your overpriced purchases to the peasants.The Big O hit up Via Condotti (Rome's way snootier version… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- Great White Truffle Hunter

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- 42 days ago
Raven-Symone -- I Have a Girlfriend ... But Don't Call Me 'Gay' OR 'African American'

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- 52 days ago
'The Butler' -- Priceless Script Signed by Oprah STOLEN

'The Butler'
Priceless Script Signed By Oprah Stolen

A precious script from "The Butler" -- signed by Oprah and the rest of the cast -- has been stolen ... and cops think it could turn up at an L.A. sale.Co-producer David Jacobson came home recently… READ MORE >

- 92 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- I'm Gonna Be a Whorehouse Madam in Richard Pryor Movie

Oprah
I'm Gonna Be a Whorehouse Madam In Richard Pryor Movie

Oprah Winfrey's been cast to play Richard Pryor's grandmother -- a cruel and abusive lady pimp -- in the upcoming biopic directed by O's pal Lee Daniels.Pryor's widow, Jennifer, tells TMZ ...… READ MORE >

- 92 days ago
Richard Pryor Movie -- Mike Epps Gets the Lead, Not Nick Cannon

Richard Pryor Movie
Mike Epps Gets the Lead Not Nick Cannon

Despite openly campaigning for the role of Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic, Nick Cannon did not get the role ... Mike Epps did. The film's director, Lee Daniels, posted a photo of himself,… READ MORE >

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

Oprah & Gayle
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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 >

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

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Hey Oprah, Help A Sista Out

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- 115 days ago

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