Oprah Winfrey

Winfrey holds TV discussion on ‘American Dirt’ in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. — Oprah Winfrey's soon-to-be televised discussion about the controversial novel “American Dirt” is drawing scrutiny for not inviting som...
23:15 14 February 2022

Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey headline arena like rock stars

NEW YORK — Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey headlined Brooklyn’s Barclays Center like an A-list duo Saturday, getting a rock-star like applause from a...
2:35 9 February 2022

CBS News head calls threats against Gayle King reprehensible

NEW YORK — The CBS News chief called threats against journalist Gayle King “reprehensible” Saturday as backlash grew against rapper Snoop Dogg and oth...
23:15 8 February 2022

Focus turns to Latino authors amid ‘American Dirt’ debate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When Oprah Winfrey endorsed the novel “American Dirt” for her book club last month, many Latinos took to social media to decry the...
15:51 8 February 2022

Winfrey says King not doing well after social media backlash

NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey says her friend Gayle King is facing death threats following a social media backlash caused by an interview with WNBA star Li...
19:59 7 February 2022

After Oprah’s exit, Russell Simmons doc acquired by HBO Max

NEW YORK — The documentary about several women who have accused Russell Simmons of sexual abuse has found a distributor after Oprah Winfrey’s exit fro...
0:21 4 February 2022

Author tour for controversial ‘American Dirt’ is canceled

NEW YORK — The publisher of Jeanine Cummins' controversial novel “American Dirt" has canceled the remainder of her promotional tour, citing concerns f...
23:22 29 January 2022

Simmons doc, sans Oprah, receives huge ovation at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah — Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary “On the Record” went ahead with its premiere Saturday at the Sundance Film F...
6:08 26 January 2022

Salma Hayek apologizes for praising controversial new novel

NEW YORK — Salma Hayek is apologizing for promoting a controversial new novel, Jeanine Cummins' “American Dirt,” without actually reading it.
18:11 25 January 2022

Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film

NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey said Friday that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with a documentary in which several women de...
1:01 18 January 2022

Holiday TV forecast: a sleighful of movies, music, a Grinch

LOS ANGELES — There are enough holiday TV movies to overturn Santa’s sleigh this season, with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN channel and a new streaming service ...
15:15 27 November 2021

Winfrey, Coates among speakers at tribute to Toni Morrison

NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Angela Davis have spoken at a tribute to the late Toni Morrison, the Nobel laureate who died last summe...
23:37 21 November 2021

Winfrey, Coates to speak at upcoming Toni Morrison tribute

NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jesmyn Ward will be among the speakers at a tribute to the late Toni Morrison.
16:04 12 November 2021

Winfrey picks ‘Olive, Again’ for her next book club read

NEW YORK — Author Elizabeth Strout, whose "Olive, Again" is Oprah Winfrey's latest book club pick, has a pretty good idea about how the plainspoken Ol...
13:59 7 November 2021

Apple TV Plus joins streaming wars, has Oprah but no catalog

LOS ANGELES — As the streaming wars near a fever pitch and viewers are targeted from every vantage point — Disney Plus has the Marvel and Star Wars br...
16:09 31 October 2021