Some books are just impossible to adapt. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is one of them. Author Rebecca Skloot’s breathtaking saga of a black woman in 1950s Baltimore is a tour de force that details the way Henrietta Lacks’s cells, removed from her without permission while she was treated for cancer, have…
Earlier this month, Oprah Winfrey made a little jokey joke about running for president and now that the idea is out in the universe, there’s a microscopic sliver of a possibility that it could happen. A recent survey suggests she would have a chance of winning.
Attention fans of both science and Oprah Winfrey: the trailer (via Deadline) for HBO’s adaptation of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is here.
On Wednesday, Politico published clips from a 1990 Oprah episode about domestic abuse, featuring the disguised then-wife of labor secretary nominee Andy Puzder. Hours after the tape was released, Puzder withdrew himself from the running, reportedly saying with no apparent irony that he was tired of all the “abuse.”…
Oprah Winfrey is $150 million or so richer (excluding taxes or whatever) after selling an immensely expensive 1912 painting. Good for her.
After a long hiatus from an official news desk, Oprah Winfrey has landed a job as a special contributor for CBS’ 60 Minutes. Nice timing.
Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey and Van Jones talked about the prison system and, tangentially, Donald Trump, in a discussion hosted by Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos at his large home in Los Angeles.
Oprah Winfrey wore a lovely, rich-looking off-the-shoulder look on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote her first (shockingly) cookbook, Food, Health, and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life, which she insists is “not a diet book.”
Viewers of The Oprah Winfrey Show, my favorite program Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes, or just regular followers of Oprah or Gayle on their own are probably aware that she and her best friend, Gayle King, pride themselves on their thoroughly honest relationship. That has seemingly not changed over the years—see…
Oprah Winfrey will be the last person to interview Michelle Obama before the Obamas leave the White House in January, taking with them our sanity.
Suing Oprah Winfrey sounds like an exercise in futility, but that hasn’t stopped Otisa C. Strickland from filing a lawsuit claiming that Oprah stole the idea for OWN’s hit show Iyanla: Fix My Life.
On this, the 30th anniversary of the first nationally broadcast episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, let us take a moment to acknowledge one of the small touches that made the show such a success: Oprah’s marvelous wardrobe, which, especially in those early seasons, was the perfect blend of approachable and…
Welcome to Midweek Madness, where we go to the counter with our magazines, get asked if we need a bag, say no, and hear the cashier laugh in response. “I know you don’t need a bag,” he says. “You’re the guy who never needs a bag!”
In The Hollywood Reporter’s latest cover story, queens and close buds Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay discussed their upcoming work collaborations and I bet you’ll never guess what else they talked about. Guess.
Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey, moms of all moms, spent part of the United State of Women Summit in a Q&A session, discussing topics such as self-worth, Obama’s plans post-first-lady and, of course, how to deal with your fucking haters.
Oprah Winfrey, queen of Earth, is starring in an HBO movie about Henrietta Lacks, a black woman whose cells were controversially used to make major discoveries in medical research. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks—adapted from Rebecca Skloot’s 2010 New York Times bestseller—will play out from the perspective of…
Say you’ve got two men in your life—a long-term guy who isn’t ready to commit, and somebody exciting you’ve known for all of two weeks. Which one do you pick? Well, why not ask a panel of guests on The Oprah Winfrey Show, including Queen Latifah?
Were you aware that silver screen goddess and tireless AIDS activist Elizabeth Taylor claimed she’d had a near-death experience in London, circa the early 1960s? Obviously, she told Oprah all about it in the early 1990s, a prime time for stories about near-death experiences.
Rejoice, for our empress of everything the light touches has returned to the art form that gave us The Women of Brewster Place. Yes, minions: Oprah has returned to scripted television. Queen O will appear on a melodrama called Greenleaf...on the network she owns (OWNs?).
In August 1990, as “U Can’t Touch This” approached absolute inescapability nationwide, MC Hammer stopped by The Oprah Winfrey Show to show off his moves and even demonstrate how to replicate them. As you can see from this clip, Oprah was slightly skeptical.