I Asked Iyanla Vanzant to Fix My Life

Last month, when Iyanla Vanzant’s Fix My Life returned to television for its fifth season, it marked the second decade of her relationship with America as television’s tell-like-it-is auntie. For 20 years, she’s been offering life advice and therapeutic expertise, perhaps more enduring than any other self-help expert… »10/23/15 12:20pm10/23/15 12:20pm


Former Yo-Yo Dieter Oprah Winfrey Bought a Piece of Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers has gotten a new backer who happens to be one of the biggest media names in the world: Oprah Winfrey. The OWN channel owner has purchased a 10 percent stake in the diet company and added her name to their board. Because counting calories is part of how you’re going to live your best life. »10/19/15 3:10pm10/19/15 3:10pm

Mara Brock Akil to Woman TV Bosses: 'We Should All Be Feminists'

The organization Girls Inc. held its annual entertainment-industry luncheon Wednesday, bringing together some of the most powerful women in television for a host of inspirational speeches. And Mara Brock Akil, pioneer of this current era of women in television with Girlfriends and The Game, had some of the best… »11/20/14 7:00pm11/20/14 7:00pm

Magnificent '80s Oprah Counsels a Woman Who Had Sex With a Ghost

Whatever intern runs the YouTube account of the OWN network has been hitting out of the park this week, as the channel now features several vintage clips of Oprah interviewing people who claim to have encountered ghosts. All of the clips are their own flavor of spectacular, but this clip from Halloween 1988 with an… »10/24/14 6:40pm10/24/14 6:40pm

Jerry Sandusky's Adopted Son Shares Awful Tales of Sexual Abuse

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Thursday night, former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky's adopted son Matt Sandusky detailed how he had been sexually abused by Jerry as a child. "90 percent of the time with Jerry Sandusky was everything a child would want," he said, explaining that the desire for a stable family… »7/18/14 11:40am7/18/14 11:40am

Billy Bob Thornton's Master Class Looks Absolutely Riveting

Oprah's Master Class and Oprah's Lifeclass are probably the best shows on OWN. (They are almost identically named and their content is virtually the same but they are not the same.) Why? Because while Master Class and Lifeclass air episodes with visionaries like Maya Angelou sharing their thoughts about Living Your… »7/17/14 10:00am7/17/14 10:00am

The World Does Not Need Another Season of Single Ladies

Sometimes shows should be cancelled because they’re bad and VH1’s previously-defunct Single Ladies is just that. Unfortunately, when crappy shows have a built-in audience of more than 2.6 million viewers, some lazy network will dredge them up if only to sell more suspect Dove products against LisaRaye’s attempts at… »4/10/14 5:00pm4/10/14 5:00pm

Lindsay Lohan Expertly Avoids Talking About Her Fuck List on Ellen

Lindsay will be on The Ellen Degeneres Show on March 31, but clips of the entire interview were already released online. In it, the actress—who wore a sleeveless top despite some painful-looking large bruises and welts on her arms—talks about her current relationship with Oprah, which appeared strained on the most… »3/28/14 12:40pm3/28/14 12:40pm