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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 -- I'll Fix Your Crapper ...

Oprah Winfrey
I'll Fix Your Crapper ...

She might be rich as hell, but Oprah Winfrey proved she'll still get into the s**t ... at least when her toilet breaks. O's BFF Gayle King posted a pic showing Winfrey getting elbows deep into the… READ MORE >

Michelle Obama -- Oprah's Neighbors Pissed Over FLOTUS' Hawaii Vacation

Michelle Obama
Oprah's Neighbors Pissed Over FLOTUS' Hawaii Vacation

Michelle Obama's visit to Oprah's Hawaii compound has crippled the neighborhood around O's home ... and some neighbors are pissed.Some of the residents and business people around Oprah's palatial… READ MORE >

- 235 days ago
Michelle Obama -- I'm Partying at Oprah's Maui Pad!

Michelle Obama
I'm Partying at Oprah's Maui Pad!

Michelle Obama is spending the last, fleeting days of her 40s at Oprah's palatial Maui estate ... law enforcement sources on the island tell TMZ.The First Lady -- who turns 50 next Friday --… READ MORE >

- 237 days ago
Lindsay Lohan -- My Ass Says That Crappy Sofa's Gotta Go

Lindsay Lohan
My Ass Says That Crappy Sofa's Gotta Go

Lindsay Lohan won't put her ass on just any piece of furniture ... that's why she packed up her crappy old sofa and banished it from her swanky NYC apartment.A moving truck and crew pulled up to… READ MORE >

- 269 days ago
Waka Flocka Flame -- Hey Oprah, Sorry I Called You An 'Ugly B**ch'

Waka Flocka Flame
Hey Oprah, Sorry I Called You An 'Ugly B*tch'

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame is publicly apologizing to Oprah Winfrey -- saying he's sorry for calling her an "ugly b*tch" and for saying he wouldn't f**k her. Waka is referring to an old video that… READ MORE >

- 282 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- I'm Still a Cash Cow

Oprah Winfrey
I'm Still a CASH COW

Oprah may be on channel 1527 but it ain't stopping her "Favorite Things" from selling like hotcakes.TMZ spoke with a bunch of the companies on the 2013 edition of O's famous list and every single… READ MORE >

- 293 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- You're Paying Too Much For My Old Crap

Oprah Winfrey
You're Paying Too Much ... For My Old Crap

You paid too much! And you paid too much! Everybody paid too much for Oprah Winfrey's old junk at her estate sale today ... and the Big O was shocked.Oprah and BFF Gayle King were front and center… READ MORE >

- 301 days ago
Oprah's Dad Schemed To Cut Stepmom Out of Barbershop In Divorce

Oprah
Dad Schemed To Screw Stepmom Out of Barbershop

Oprah Winfrey's adulterous dad tried to screw Oprah's stepmom out of profits for the sale of their barber shop ... and the judge may be insinuating Oprah was in on it.In divorce documents --… READ MORE >

- 303 days ago
Oprah Tries to Land Big Lamar Odom Interview

Oprah
Tries to Land Big Lamar Sit-Down

Oprah Winfrey is making a full-court press to get Lamar Odom to sit down and unload ... sources connected with both O and Lamar tell TMZ.We're told no deal has been made, but there… READ MORE >

- 319 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- Cuts Lindsay Lohan's Parents, Makes BIG Mistake

Oprah Winfrey
Cuts LiLo's Parents ... Makes Big Mistake

It's not like Oprah Winfrey to screw up when it comes to TV programming, but she just made a huge mistake by cutting Lindsay Lohan's mom and dad from her reality show. C'mon O ... everyone knows… READ MORE >

- 334 days ago

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