Articles for The Oprah Winfrey Show Season 23

In July, Vanity Fair will release its African-themed issue, making it the biggest issue ever made. It will feature 20 covers, shot by popular American photographer Annie Leibovitz and guest edited by U2 frontman Bono, and will reflect Africa and its supporters, including Oprah Winfrey. Oprah Winfrey, a 53-year old native of Kosciusko, Mississippi, is notably known for being a multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Apart from The Oprah Winfrey Show, she is also known for her humanitarian acts. She has helped fund 28 schools in five African countries. Although she has made countless philanthropic acts, she is most recently famous for creating the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, which opened in January 2007. Aimed to make a difference in the world, she has invested $40 million to provide educational and leadership opportunities for academically gifted girls from poor backgrounds in South Africa. Read more »
Oprah Winfrey, multiple-award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, actress and magazine publisher, proves that she is one of the most influential celebrities in the world by landing the number one spot in Forbes’ annual “Celebrity 100 Power List."The 53-year old TV personality, who came in third last year, has topped Forbes’ 2007 list, a rank achieved due to her nine-figure earnings, as well as her immense popularity through television, Internet, magazines, and other media outlets, based on the past 12 months. Read more »
Oprah Winfrey, host of the award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, has yet another project that will hit the theaters next year. The Great Debaters, in which she serves as a producer, is a drama starring and directed by Denzel Washington. The upcoming movie isn’t Winfrey’s first work as a producer. Apart from hosting The Oprah Winfrey Show, she also serves as the talk show’s producer, as well as on shows and films like Before Women Had Wings, The Women of Brewster Place, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Amy & Isabelle, Tuesdays with Morrie, and Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy just to name a few. Read more »
Oprah Winfrey, host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, will reportedly voice a part in the upcoming Bee Movie. This wasn’t the first time Winfrey tapped the world of animated and computer-generated movies. Previously, she provided the voice of Coretta Scott King in the family drama Our Friend, Martin, served as Gussy the Goose in he comedy-drama Charlotte’s Web and voiced Elizabeth Keckley in the biopic Lincoln. Read more »
After launching her own talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, forming her book club, publishing two magazines, and establishing a radio channel, Oprah Winfrey is finally opening her own store.  The award-winning host will be adding a fashion boutique to her domain.  As confirmed by her spokeswoman, the boutique will be located near Harpo Studios in Carpenter Street, where The Oprah Winfrey Show is filmed in Chicago, Illinois. The 53-year-old native of Kosciusko, Mississippi, has been in the entertainment business for more than two decades now.  However, this is the first time Oprah Winfrey will be penetrating such an endeavor.  Currently, viewers are only able to but her merchandise with her logo such as beach totes, coffee mugs and baskets through her website. Read more »
On Thursday, July 12, The Oprah Winfrey Show will be graced with the presence of NFL player Isaiah Kacyvenski.  However, the St. Louis Rams outside linebacker will not be talking about his pro career.  In fact, he will be opening up to Oprah Winfrey about his difficult past. Isaiah Kacyvenski, a 29-year old native of Syracuse, New York, played seven years with the Seattle Seahawks with a record of 267 tackles in 90 games.  In 2006, he signed a one-year deal with St.Louis Rams as the team’s outside linebacker. Read more »
Despite her distress and grief over the loss of her beloved Golden Retriever Gracie, Oprah Winfrey, award-winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, learned a valuable lesson.  In the August issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, which hit newsstands Tuesday, she recounted the painful tragedy that remains etched in her heart until today."I don‘t believe in accidents," Oprah Winfrey wrote.  "I know for sure that everything in life happens to help us live." Read more »
Oprah Winfrey has already proven her power when she recently conquered Forbes‘ annual “Celebrity 100 Power List” as the most influential celebrity in the world.  Moreover, she is also hailed as the highest paid talent on television in the United States.According to TV Guide magazine‘s July 23 issue, the award-winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show receives a salary of $260 million a year just to do her acclaimed daily talk show, taking home more than five times the earnings of American Idol‘s notorious host Simon Cowell, who earns $45 million. Read more »
It‘s been a little more than a year since James Frey‘s disputed memoir A Million Little Pieces sparked tension on The Oprah Winfrey Show but the controversy surrounding Winfrey‘s nationally televised pillorying of the author remains until now. A Million Little Pieces, which tells the story of a 23-year-old alcoholic and drug abuser and how he copes with rehabilitation in a 12 steps oriented treatment center, became a bestseller after the award-winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show chose it for her book club in 2005.  It even became the number one paperback non-fiction book on the New York Times best seller list for 15 straight weeks, as well as the number 1 book on  Frey later revealed that the memoir contained numerous fictitious elements that prompted Winfrey, who initially defended the author, to denounce him in person on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Read more »
Over the years, many celebrities have graced the small town of Alert Bay, British Columbia. However, it hasn‘t experienced such a widespread commotion sparked by the arrival of Oprah Winfrey.The award-winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show is considered to be one of the most famous women in U.S. history, recently topping the power list of Forbes and ranking number 1 on the roster of highest earning celebrities.  Given her popularity, news spread like wildfire when the residents of Alert Bay learned that she was in town last Friday. Read more »
Miley Cyrus, the tween icon most famous for her Disney series Hannah Montana, will be appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show today.  This marks the first time the 14-year-old actress will visit the highly rated talk show and chat with the queen of talk. While Oprah Winfrey is considered by many as the most influential woman in the world due to her philanthropic acts, wealth, groundbreaking success in her daytime talk show, acclaimed books, magazines, hosting duties and acting endeavors, Miley Cyrus is also becoming a popular sensation among today‘s young crowd.  As she continues to attract fans with her TV show, she effortlessly draws massive audiences when she performs in her concerts. Read more »
It should come as no surprise that Forbes magazine named Oprah Winfrey its most powerful celebrity.  After all, last year, she banked an unbelievable $275 million.  Though ratings for her talk show have slowly declined, Oprah is smart enough to pursue other business ventures to ensure her success.  Next year, she‘ll unveil The Oprah Winfrey Network, which is partnered with Discovery Communications.  She has a 3 year, $55 million deal with XM Radio and her Harpo production company is responsible for the success of The Dr. Phil Show and The Rachael Ray Show.  Tiger Woods, Angelina Jolie, Beyonce Knowles, and David Beckham rounded out the top 5.  This year, tweens made a strong showing on the list, especially those that hail from The Disney Channel. Read more »
The premiere episode of the upcoming 23rd season of The Oprah Winfrey Show is airing on September 8th, and what better way to kick off another insightful year than to have this year’s Olympian athletes coming home to the show?  The Associated Press reports that gold medalists Michael Phelps, Nastia Liukin and Kobe Bryant, and some 150 more U.S. Olympic team members will be appearing on the season premiere of Oprah’s talk show.The 54-year-old queen of talk is planning to tape the show at Chicago’s Millennium park on Wednesday, and Harpo Productions announced that Winfrey wanted to have a “welcome home celebration” for the athletes and to showcase Chicago as it bids to host the 2016 Olympics. Read more »
The Oprah Winfrey Show’s latest season opened with a bang as the Queen of Talk welcomed home the Olympians who brought home medals for Team USA.  Some 170 athletes were on location at Chicago’s Millennium Park, where many gathered to see the return of the nation’s best athletes.  American Idol season 7 winner David Cook was also on hand to sing his winning single, “Time of My Life,” which was used as the Beijing Olympics 2008 theme song.Now that Oprah has successfully kicked off the 23rd season of her highly successful talk show, she’s moving on to other endeavors, including appearing as a guest on an equally successful television show. Read more »
Recently, we made fans squeal in delight after reporting that the Queen of Talk herself will be gracing the set of NBC’s 30 Rock, in which she is set to play herself in a storyline opposite Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon.  You already know that Tina Fey has been clamoring for Oprah’s guest appearance on the show as Liz’s best friend, and today, we bring you even more good news about Oprah’s little stint on the Emmy Award-winning comedy.Yesterday, the EVP of NBC Entertainement, Teri Weinberg announced that Oprah‘s episode will indeed air on November 6, and that she has recently filmed the episode at 30 Rock‘s Silvercup studios in New York City. Read more »
Oprah Winfrey has always been an avid supporter of Barack Obama.  For the first time, she exerted political influence and publicly endorsed him in the 2008 presidential election.  She even held a fundraiser for him at her Santa Barbara, California, estate last September and in December that same year, joined Obama in a series of rallies in the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.During Obama‘s moving acceptance speech at Denver‘s 2008 Democratic National Convention, Winfrey, host of the multiple award-wining program The Oprah Winfrey Show, told The Associated Press that she cried her eyelashes off as she watched the first African-American to be elected by a major American political party for President. Read more »
Brad Pitt, who has been cited as one of the world‘s most attractive men, has certainly shifted from A-list actor to certified family man now that he has a brood of six children ranging in age from four months to seven years with actress Angelina Jolie.  While his off-screen life has been widely reported by the media, he‘ll be shedding more light onto it as he makes a guest appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show today.In the interview, Pitt tells the Queen of Talk that fatherhood has made him “hard as nails.”  Moreover, he also made a hilarious admission to Oprah regarding two-and-a-half year-old daughter Shiloh‘s latest quirk. Read more »