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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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Lindsay Lohan -- Oprah Scared the Crap Out of Her

Lindsay Lohan
Oprah Scared the Crap Out of Her

Lindsay Lohan will get to keep her huge paycheck from Oprah Winfrey ... but only after an intense showdown between O and LiLo ... TMZ has learned.We've confirmed ... Lindsay was a… READ MORE >

Jimmy Iovine -- Throws BALLER Emmy/BD Party

Jimmy Iovine
Throws BALLER Emmy/BD Party

Jimmy Iovine threw the dopest party ever at his house in L.A. last night -- and here's the thing ... Oprah wasn't the big star there.A star struck Oprah gushed that she got to meet Mick Jagger for… READ MORE >

- 343 days ago
Lindsay Lohan to Oprah:  I'm An Addict ... Booze With a Little Coke

Lindsay to Oprah
I'm An Addict Booze With a Little Coke

Lindsay Lohan calmly told Oprah Winfrey she's an addict, and her poison of choice has always been alcohol, but she definitely dabbled in cocaine.You gotta watch the way Lindsay handles herself ...… READ MORE >

- 377 days ago
Passive Aggressive Oprah -- Gives BS Apology for Switzerland Racist Flap

Passive Aggressive Oprah
Gives BS Apology for Switzerland Racist Flap

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- 383 days ago
Oprah -- Gets APOLOGY from Switzerland After Racist Incident

Oprah Winfrey
Gets Swiss Apology After Racist Incident at Purse Store

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- 387 days ago
Lindsay Lohan Bails On EuroTrip -- Thanks to Oprah

Lindsay Lohan
Bails On EuroTrip ... Thanks to Oprah

Oprah just spoke about her talk with Lindsay on "Good Morning America." Oprah said she warned Lindsay not to go to Europe because "it's very hard to not go to Capri and not have a Bellini."Lindsay… READ MORE >

- 391 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- I Can't Stand People Who Use the N-Word

Oprah Winfrey
I Can't Stand People Who Use the N-Word

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- 396 days ago
Tommy Chong -- My Daughter Was Right ... Oprah WOULDA Been a Field N-Word

Tommy Chong
My Daughter Was Right Oprah Would Have Been a Field N-Word

Tommy Chong is defending his daughter Rae Dawn -- telling TMZ she was just being honest when she said Oprah would have been a "field" N-word back in the slave days ... because that's just the way… READ MORE >

- 402 days ago
Tina Turner –- It's MY WEDDING ... I'll Wear a GREEN DRESS If I Want To

Tina Turner
It's MY WEDDING I'll Wear a Green Dress If I Want To

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- 405 days ago
Michael Lohan -- Oprah's Gonna Save Lindsay Lohan

Michael Lohan
Oprah's Gonna Save LiLo

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- 406 days ago

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