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Oprah Winfrey may have retired her namesake talk show, and her OWN TV network may be struggling by her standards, but she’s still peerless.
The daytime legend topped Forbes’ list of the highest-paid celebrities for the fourth year in a row, earning $165 million from May 2011-May 2012.
Guess appearing on Keeping Up With the Kardashians wasn’t career suicide. Coming in at #2 on the Forbes list is someone you might not expect.
The magazine listed Michael Bay in second with $160 million during that period, largely on the strength of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
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Gabby Douglas’ road to Olympic glory was far from easy.
The 16-year-old revealed to Oprah Winfrey on Sunday’s Oprah’s Next Chapter that she was often bullied and tormented – even at a local gym.
“One of my teammates was like, ‘Can you scrape the bar?’” Douglas recalled. “And they were like, ‘Why doesn’t Gabby do it, she’s our slave?’”
“I definitely felt isolated, I felt why am I deserving this? Is it because I’m black? Those thoughts would go through my mind,” said the champ.
The teasing got so bad that, at age 14, Gabby Douglas threatened to quit theMore >
Having just seen Oprah Winfrey’s natural hair on the cover of O, we’ve now been treated to another photo of it, courtesy of her Twitter feed.
Oprah is also wearing no makeup in the pic, a rare sight.
“Me and all my ‘girls’ in the makeup trailer,” the fresh-faced 58-year-old wrote while displaying seven of her wigs on the set of The Butler.
Here’s Winfrey prepping to shoot her upcoming movie:
The Butler will mark Oprah’s return to the big screen for the first time as a character other than herself since 1998′s landmark Beloved.
O will play Gloria Gaines in the film, based on a White HouseMore >
Oprah Winfrey is OWNing up to her mistakes, if nothing else.
In a rare interview, Winfrey spoke with The Early Show on CBS about her problems with her network OWN, which has been plagued by poor results, internal upheaval, 30 layoffs (Rosie O’Donnell among them) and corporate restructuring.
Oprah admits that if she had to do it over again …
“The idea of creating a network was something I wanted to do. Had I known it was this difficult, I might have done something else. I didn’t think it was going to be easy, but if I knew then what I know now, I might haveMore >
Now 31, Jaycee Dugard, who had been kidnapped at age 11 and held prison for 18 years, appeared at her first public event since her ordeal this weekend.
Receiving the Inspiration Award at famed fashion designer-philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg’s DVF Awards held at the United Nations, her words resonated.
“My name is Jaycee Dugard, and I want to say that because for a long time I wasn’t able to say my name and so it feels good,” she told the crowd.
“I am truly honored to be here tonight with all of these amazing women who have done and been through so much more than me.”
Dugard, who hadMore >
Tina Fey is now a mother of two after she recently gave birth to a new born baby on Wednesday. Her representatives told PEOPLE magazine that Fey and her musician husband Jeffrey Richmond have named their new daughter Penelope Athena, who is preceded by their first born child Alice.
During Fey’s appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show, the 41-year old actress had joked that they intend to take their time in knowing the gender of their baby. Back then, she had commented, “I’m just going to see what it chooses to wear to prom.”
The multiple Emmy Award-winning actress had also revealed that herMore >
As if her resume weren’t impressive enough, she can now add an Academy Award to it. Oprah Winfrey will receive an honorary Oscar this fall.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said this week that Oprah, James Earl Jones and makeup artist Dick Smith will be honored.
The three will be given Oscars at the Governors Awards in November.
According to reports, Winfrey will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which honors philanthropic and humanitarian contributions.
The 57-year-old magnate, nominated for a supporting actress Oscar for 1985′s The Color Purple, supportsMore >
Despite her goliath-like status in the world of talk-shows Oprah Winfrey’s foray into running a network is proving less than successful. And now Jenny McCarthy has quit what see clearly regards as a sinking ship.
In 2009 Jenny, 38, signed a development deal with Oprah and was creating a chat show for her mentor’s new network. But she became pretty peeved at how Oprah’s helpers regarded the show;
“Jenny wasn’t thrilled with the direction OWN producers were going,” says a source inside OWN. “She’d been working with them for over a year and finally decided to embrace Oprah’s philosophy toMore >
Queen of talk Oprah Winfrey hopes she will one day be able to do a candid interview with former football superstar OJ Simpson.
While attending the National Cable & Telecommunications Association convention in Chicago, Oprah admitted to the crowd, “I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me,” and added, ”I want the interview on the condition that you are ready, Mr. Simpson. And I am going to make that happen, people,” Winfrey said.
Oprah is one determined lady and she’ll surely have lots to cover to get the truth out of Simpson. Known for her compassionate but thorough interviews,More >
This is my love letter to you. I want to leave you with lessons from my life.
So said Oprah Winfrey at the outset of her final show, which has already taped and already aired in many markets across the country.
A couple days after every star on the planet wished the talk show goddess farewell – and singers such as Beyonce and Jackie Evancho sang her into semi-retirement – Oprah took the stage alone for her last episode, using the platform to speak directly about her experiences over 25 years on the air.
Opening the show with a Paul Simon song, Oprah kicked the emotional hour off with aMore >
Oprah Winfrey concludes 25 years of her talk show tomorrow.
But a slew of huge names gathered in Chicago last week to tape a farewell to this television goddess. For a special that aired yesterday afternoon, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Madonna, Halle Berry and Will Smith, among others, saluted Oprah inside the United Center.
The event also featured a couple touching musical performances: from Beyonce – who sang “Run the World (Girls)” and told Oprah “your persuasion can build a nation” – to Jackie Evancho, the 10-year old sensation from last summer’s America’s Got Talent.
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Author James Frey is returning to the scene of his public evisceration by Oprah Winfrey five years ago. The rematch will be one of O’s final episodes.
Frey was simply CRUSHED by Oprah in 2006 when she found out he made up a ton of details in his hugely popular memoir, A Million Little Pieces.
According to reports, Frey will return to the show and will talk with Oprah about how his life was affected by the scandal over the past five years.
No word on when Frey’s episode is scheduled to run.
Oprah taking Frey to task earned some of her biggest ratings in history, and clearly did not makeMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – After he was famously chastised by Oprah Winfrey for making up details of his bestselling memoir, the New York Post reports author James Frey has agreed to appear as one of the final guests on Oprah’s syndicated talk show. Five years ago Winfrey carried Frey’s ‘A Million Little Pieces’ to the New York Times’ and Amazon bestseller lists after she selected his memoir, which detailed his drug addiction and the supposed suicide of an ex girlfriend, to her book club. But then the Smoking Gun detailed how the book had made up details, and she angrily confronted him on herMore >
The South African all-girls school founded by Oprah Winfrey has seen a few scandals pass through the institutions halls and this week a newborn baby was found dead in a bag belonging to a 17-year-old student.
The body was found after the girl who attends the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, 25 miles south of Johannesburg placed the baby in a plastic bag. The teen is said to have handed over the bag to hospital officials after being admitted for excessive bleeding.
Investigators have not said whether or not the child died of natural causes or at the hands of the student whoMore >
Michael Vick just called time out on his interview ever with Oprah Winfrey that was set to air next week. The abrupt cancellation was not explained.
“Michael Vick was scheduled to be a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show for an episode airing next Thursday,” said a spokesman for Harpo Productions.
“Mr. Vick’s representatives called to cancel his appearance for personal reasons.”
Vick did not elaborate, but told Philadelphia Sports Daily, that “I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future.”
Why would the NFL star bail? It’s doubtful that he’sMore >