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Lance Armstrong has agreed to a rare televised interview with Oprah Winfrey that will air next week. According to a release posted on Oprah’s website on Tuesday, Armstrong will address allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. Armstrong has strongly denied the doping charges that led to him being stripped of his […]

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN is expanding its programming slate once again and it’s lookin’ good! The Discovery-owned cable network announced four new original series being added to its schedule later this year, including series centered on comedienneKym Whitley, a mobster-turned-dog groomer and the transformation of an underpeforming New Orleans high school. The new entries will join Tyler Perry’s previously […]

When the going gets tough, the tough give thanks. Having an attitude of gratitude even in trying times is key to living our life purpose, according to the teachers Oprah calls her “spiritual squad.” In an episode of “Oprah’s Lifeclass,” Oprah takes the stage with her superstar co-teachers — Tony Robbins, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Deepak […]

Oprah Winfrey returns to the studio where she first auditioned for Steven Spielberg’s 1985 film “The Color Purple.” Now 27 years later, the two legend will sit down for a discussion about his latest film “Lincoln.” The clip below offers a first look at Oprah’s conversation with Spielberg and the film’s stars Daniel Day-Lewis and […]

In 1993, Oprah did an interview with Michael Jackson that went live around the world within 24 hours. Since then, she hasn’t done another interview like that—until now. Oprah sat down with multiplatinum superstarJustin Bieber in Chicago for one of the most in-depth interviews the singer has ever agreed to do. Watch as Oprah opens up about their […]

*Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound™ Gospel Choir Competition and Celebration, the country’s premiere and most prestigious gospel music experience is currently in its fifth awe-inspiring year and gearing up for its national finale. Choirs from coast to coast are preparing to compete to be named “The Best Gospel Choir in America.” In preparation for Verizon’s […]

While Robin Roberts is away on medical leave, Good Morning America has enlisted some celebrity heavy-hitters to entertain viewers in her absence. Thursday morning, Oprah Winfrey hosted the show, giving away some of her favorite things (one of which is a cure for winter ash…no really, she swears it). Peep the clips of her moonlight […]

Oprah Winfrey doesn’t have any biological children, but the first graduates of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls call her “mom Oprah.” Oprah’s journey to successfully educate girls in South Africa came to life in a two-hour documentary, The First Graduating Class: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, which premiered Sunday on OWN. During […]

Joel Osteen and Rick Warren, two of America’s most popular megachurch pastors, have been confirmed for a live appearance on “Oprah’s Lifeclass” program on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) to be broadcast Friday, Oct. 5. “Watch new episodes before they air! Log on to Oprah.com or Facebook.com/owntv October 5 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT to […]

Singer Rihanna and media mogul Oprah Winfrey have topped Forbes‘ list of Hollywood’s highest-paid women for 2012. Out of a short list of only ten high-powered ladies in entertainment, Oprah landed at the number one position with her take of $165 million for the period ranging from May 2011- 2012. Britney spears came in at a distant […]

Tyler Perry, the prolific television producer behind sitcoms like “House of Payne,” will soon start to produce shows exclusively for OWN, Oprah Winfrey’s cable network. The exclusive partnership between Mr. Perry and Ms. Winfrey, announced Monday, may be OWN’s biggest programming bet to date. The network, which has struggled to define itself and draw an […]

  More than four years ago, in one of my first columns for The Root, I wrote about pop star Usher Raymond’s proud papa moments in a piece titled “What My Father Could Learn From Usher.” At the time black fatherhood was dominating the airwaves with shows featuring Snoop Lion (née Dog), Deion Sanders and […]