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Oprah and Gayle are getting back together ya’ll!

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Last year Oprah announced that O’ magazine was ending it’s publication and going digital. Now she’s ready to launch “Oprah Daily” with best-friend Gayle King.

This April 1, you can join the OG’s for a special event: The OG Chronicles, live on Zoom!

The series has seen the media mogul and the morning news host give dating advice, break down the latest millennial slang, and even play “Never Have I Ever.” Now, after a year of collective hardship, the besties are back to answer reader questions live on Zoom.

Sign up HERE to reserve your spot to The OG Chronicles on April 1, 2020 at 7 PM EST.

Oprah Winfrey Making Election Day A Company Holiday At OWN

Oprah Winfrey understands how important this upcoming Presidential election is, so she’s giving her employees the day off!

“America can and will be a more perfect union.”

In a post celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage movement, Lady O announced that Nov. 3rd will be a company holiday.

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“I’m announcing that November 3rd, Election Day, will be a company holiday at @owntv. This will give my team the necessary time to put on their masks, get to the polls, cast their ballots, and volunteer. I challenge other companies to do the same because this might be the most important election of our lives. Together we can overcome all obstacles in order to exercise our right to vote,” the media mogul wrote.

OPRAH AND 100 BLACK FATHERS DISCUSS RACIAL INJUSTICE IN AMERICA

Next Tuesday (June 30th) Oprah and 100 Black Fathers discuss racial injustice in America. The media mogul along with Black male celebrity guest discuss how they are emotionally managing this moment, the urgency of having “the talk” with their children and the dreams they have for their future. 

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This in-depth special includes conversations with actor, filmmaker, philanthropist and media mogul Tyler Perry; award-winning actor and producer Courtney B. Vance(“American Crime Story”); Grammy award-winning rapper, song writer, entrepreneur and activist Michael Render pka Killer Mike; and criminal justice reform activist and author Shaka Senghor (“Writing My Wrongs”) as they share how they are responding and speaking with their children about the recent murders of Black men and women, and the deep-rooted systematic challenges they face in their daily lives living in a world that too often sees them as criminals instead of their humanity. The virtual audience features fathers who are married, single, gay, parents of trans children, members of the military, the formerly incarcerated, frontline healthcare workers, professional and stay-at-home dads, and those who have faced the death of a child at the hands of the police.

Premiering Tuesday, June 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Oprah Winfrey Network Honoring JUNETEENTH WITH DAY OF COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAMMING

The Oprah Winfrey Network announced they will honor Juneteenth with a slate of special encore airings of programming beginning at 3p.m.

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The celebration will kick off with the evocative original documentary “Dark Girls,” followed by “Light Girls” at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT“Oprah & Lupita Nyong’o on Colorism” at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, “Oprah Winfrey Presents: Legends Who Paved the Way” at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, “OWN: Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here? (Part One)” at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT and “OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here? (Part Two)” at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Oprah Winfrey Hosting Two-Night Town Hall on Racism in America

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Oprah Winfrey is hosting a two-night TV town hall addressing racism in America with Stacey Abrams, journalist Charles M. Blow, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, historian Ibram Kendi, actor David Oyelowo, Color of Change founder Rashad Robinson and NAACP national board member Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.

OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here?, is scheduled to air June 9 and 10. It will originate on OWN and be simulcast across all 18 of Discovery’s linear networks (including Discovery Channel, TLC, HGTV and Science Channel) and on OWN’s social channels, in addition to the company’s worldwide platforms.

“I’ve been having private conversations with friends and thought leaders about what’s next and where we go from here,” said Winfrey regarding the May 25 death of Floyd, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I thought it would be of both interest and service to bring their ideas, concerns and comments into a national spotlight.”

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Oprah Winfrey Steps Away From Russell Simmons Accuser Documentary

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Oprah Winfrey has pulled her name and Apple TV+ from the documentary inspired by Russell Simmons sexual assault accuser.

“I have decided that I will no longer be executive producer on The Untitled Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering documentary and it will not air on Apple TV+,” Winfrey said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter“First and foremost, I want it to be known that I unequivocally believe and support the women. Their stories deserve to be told and heard. In my opinion, there is more work to be done on the film to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured, and it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision.”

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Oprah statement continued, “Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering are talented filmmakers. I have great respect for their mission but given the filmmakers’ desire to premiere the film at the Sundance Film Festival before I believe it is complete, I feel it’s best to step aside. I will be working with Time’s Up to support the victims and those impacted by abuse and sexual harassment.”

The film has been among the highest profile doc projects set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month. Winfrey, who until now had served as an executive producer on the film, planned to air it on Apple TV+ following the festival.

The filmmakers sent in a statement to THR, noting that they will move forward with plans to premiere the film at the festival. “Revealing hard truths is never easy, and the women in our documentary are all showing extraordinary strength and courage by raising their voices to address sexual abuse in the music industry,” they added. “While we are disappointed that Oprah Winfrey is no longer an Executive Producer on the project, we are gratified that Winfrey has unequivocally said she believes and supports the survivors of the film. The #MeToo experiences of Black women deserve to be heard, especially against powerful men, so we will continue with our plans to bring the film to The Sundance Film Festival. The film, more than two years in the making, will be our eighth film to premiere at Sundance. The film is a beacon of hope for voices that have long been suppressed, and an inspiration for anyone wanting to regain their power power.”

Not True! Oprah Winfrey Did Not Advise Meghan and Harry About Megxit

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Oprah Winfrey is denying reports by PageSix that she advised Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their exit from the Royal family.

“Meghan and Harry do not need my help figuring out what’s best for them,” Winfrey, who famously attended the couple’s wedding in May 2018, shared in a statement to PEOPLE.

“I care about them both and support whatever decisions they make for their family.”

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PageSix citing “sources” claim that the media mogul discussed their “declaration of independence” and encouraged them to consider making a living in North America by building their own powerful brand.

In their announcement stepping down from the Royal family, Harry and Meghan stated that they will spend time between the UK and North America as they work to make themselves financially independent.

Royal experts believe Harry and Meghan will make Canada their North America home since it’s part of the Commonwealth ( a group of nations with close ties to the Crown). Meghan called Toronto home for years while she filmed  Suits, and she was living there when she and Harry first began dating. The couple’s first public appearance together was in support of Harry’s Invictus Games in Toronto in 2017.

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Oprah & WW Kick Off 2020 Vision Tour With Lady GaGa & Tamela Mann

Oprah and WW kicked off the media moguls 2020 Vision Tour in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with Lady GaGa, Gospel singer Tamela Mann and pro dancer/ fitness guru Juliana Hough.

“This is an exercise in a discipline for passion for yourself. This is a time to give back to you. When you give back to yourself, you set the stage for you to give to others around you. And to heal the world” – Lady GaGa told the crowd during the Q&A session with Lady O.

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The WW ambassador and stockholder brought a message of unity, explaining to the diverse audience that we are more alike than we are different.

“Our desires are the same,” she told a sold-out audience . “We want health. We want abundance. We want to be prosperous for ourselves and our families. We want to be connected … and we want to be uplifted in our lives.”

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DWTS alum Julianne Hough also took to the stage with her new Kinrgy workout program to get everyone moving, including Winfrey.

Gospel singer Tamela Mann who just revealed that she’s lost 50lbs. as the new ambassador for Weight Watchers was also in Florida to help inspire the ladies during the kick off.

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Winfrey will share her wellness journey and bring a motivational message at each tour location, which makes it’s next stop in  St. Paul, Minnesota with special celebrity guest Tina Fey.

Oprah Producing #MeToo Doc Ft. Russell Simmons Sexual Assault Accuser

Apple TV has announced that an Oprah Winfrey produced documentary centered around a former music executive #MeToo journey will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next year.

The log line for the film states the the film follows “a brilliant former music executive who grapples with whether to go public with her story of assault and abuse by a notable figure in the music industry. The film is a profound examination of race, gender, class and intersectionality, and the toll assaults take on their victims and society at large.”

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A still from the “Untitled Kirby Dick/Amy Ziering Film,” premiering at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.(Sundance Institute)

According to reports, the film is centered around Drew Dixon, the woman who accused Russell Simmons of sexual assault. Simmons, who co-founded Def Jam served as Dixon’s direct supervisor while she served as an executive at the label. She quit Def Jam shortly after Simmons allegedly raped her in his apartment in 1995.

The film is being directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.

OPRAH INTERVIEWS LUPITA NYONG’O & CYNTHIA ERIVO

Lupita Nyong’o and Cynthia Erivo sit down with Oprah in her home for a one on one primetime special entitled, “OWN Spotlight: Oprah At Home with Lupita Nyong’o and Cynthia Erivo”

The ladies discuss with Oprah their fast rise to fame and how their leading roles have shaped them personally and professionally.

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Oprah and Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o discuss colorism in Hollywood and if it still exists. Lupita also discuss her children’s book “Sulwe,” which features a 5-year-old girl who has the darkest skin color in her family. On shelves starting October 15, the picture book inspires children to love their uniqueness and to discover that beauty comes from within. Nyong’o also opens up about thriving in an industry she feels was not made for her, speaks about her critically acclaimed starring role in Jordan Peele’s “Us,” and shares her experience winning “Best Supporting Actress” for her performance in “12 Years a Slave” at the Academy Awards in 2014.

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Then, Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actress Cynthia Erivo joins Oprah to talk about her starring role in the upcoming film, “Harriet.” Erivo discusses her preparation to play Harriet – on a physical and spiritual level – as well as the controversy surrounding her casting in the role.

The primetime special airs Saturday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.

In addition, Lupita’s interview will be available on ‘Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations’ podcast beginning Wednesday, October 30th. Cynthia’s interview will be available on Wednesday, November 6th.

Oprah Wellness Tour Coming In 2020

Grab your girlfriends, it’s time to go see Oprah on tour to kick off the New Year!

Oprah is launching a Wellness Arena Tour next year through a partnership with Weight Watchers Reimagined. The media mogul announced Wednesday that the “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” tour will kick- off Jan. 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Oprah said she wants to motivate participants to let next year be their year of transformation.

“What I know for sure is we can all come together to support a stronger, healthier, more abundant life — focused on what makes us feel energized, connected and empowered,” Winfrey said in a statement. “As I travel the country, my hope for this experience is to motivate others to let 2020 be the year of transformation and triumph — beginning first and foremost with what makes us well. This is the year to move forward, let’s make it happen in 2020.”

The tour will include Oprah sitting down one on one with celebrity guests.

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If you’re a Weight Watchers member you’re in luck. Pre-sale tickets for members go on sale Sept. 9th.