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TV icon Oprah Winfrey is launching her own podcast series with Apple. The 66-year-old TV star has joined forces with the tech giant to create “Oprah’s Book Club,” an eight-part podcast series that will focus on Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, which looks at hierarchical systems within America. Apple plans to release…

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Rihanna says she and Chris Brown are “now very close friends” and still “love each other.” The pair was one of the hottest couples in the world until the “Umbrella” singer ended the relationship in February 2009 after Brown physically assaulted her on the night of the Grammy Awards, leaving her requiring hospital treatment. The…

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Oprah Winfrey has declared Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 — Election Day — a company holiday at OWN. By making this public proclamation, the billionaire media maven is actually doing much more than those who merely regurgitate hollow rhetoric about supporting the men and women who fought for all Americans to have the right to vote.…

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Destiny Payton-Williams is the newest addition to OWN’s marriage-based reality series, “Love & Marriage: Huntsville.” In the current second season, the show focuses on three affluent couples all going through various struggles and stages of Black love. As a newlywed with a brand new baby, Payton-Williams believes the original couples have given her enough examples…

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Oprah Winfrey‘s monthly magazine is ending its print edition after two decades. O, The Oprah Magazine was founded by the 66-year-old television icon and Hearts Communications in 2000, but the publication will become “more digitally centric” at the end of the year. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, a representative for Hearst Magazines said:…

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Alicia Keys reveals how Oprah Winfrey taught her to find joy in her work after giving up her boundaries to be successful. The 39-year-old singer took some life-changing advice from the 66-year-old talk show host after she felt “overworked” having let down her boundaries and said yes to everything her agent threw at her. Speaking…

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Ava DuVernay has recalled the “traumatizing” experience of seeing her father restrained by police in their backyard. The Selma filmmaker spoke candidly about the terrifying time her dad was “wrestled to the ground” by cops, despite not having done anything wrong. Speaking to Oprah Winfrey on her two-part special, “Where Do We Go From Here?,” DuVernay…

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After having a successful career in entertainment for more than 70 years, Cicely Tyson is being given her flowers for her accomplishments. Tyson, 95, has been chosen by the Peabody Awards as this year’s Career Achievement Award recipient. The veteran actress who has appeared in roles including The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Roots, A Lesson…

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Oprah Winfrey praises the graduating class of 2020 for having “purpose, vision, passion and energy” despite the current coronavirus pandemic. The 66-year-old media mogul celebrated those marking the end of their education with a poignant speech about hope and love. Speaking in the Facebook Watch stream, she said: “You are indeed the chosen class, for such…

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Oprah Winfrey is set to host free wellness workshops with WW. The 66-year-old media mogul will lead an interactive four-week virtual experience titled “Oprah’s Your Life in Focus: A Vision Forward – Live Virtual Experience” in collaboration with lifestyle and weight loss company WW. Beginning on Saturday, May 16, 2020, Oprah will host 90-minute events…

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Amid Wanda Cooper-Jones’ searing pain caused by the killing of her son Ahmaud Arbery, Oprah Winfrey called the grieving mother to offer her condolences. Winfrey paid her respects to the matriarch on Friday, May 8, 2020, on that day that would have been Arbery’s 26th birthday, Cooper-Jones later relayed to TMZ. The call followed Winfrey’s…

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Alicia Keys says Oprah Winfrey is her “beautiful big sister.” The 39-year-old is releasing her book More Myself: A Journey on the television icon’s “An Oprah Book” publishing imprint, and she has revealed how her friend helped shaped the memoir. Keys told “Entertainment Tonight”: “She’s a beautiful big sister to me, a special human in my life,…

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Oprah Winfrey has reunited with Stedman Graham. The 66-year-old media mogul’s partner had been staying in their guesthouse for two weeks since returning from a work trip as a precautionary measure because she is still not fully recovered from pneumonia and didn’t want to risk catching coronavirus, but now that the incubation period for the…

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