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’s Magazine will cease printing after its December 2020 issue according to a report from the Business of Fashion.
My favorite women’s magazine is not going away totally though, it will become more “digitally centered,” according to a statement from Hearst, it’s parent company. (Thank God!)
“As the brand celebrates twenty years of O, The Oprah Magazine, we’re thinking about what’s next, but again the partnership and the brand are not going away,” the rep said in a statement. “This is a natural next step for the brand, which has grown to an online audience of 8 million, extending its voice and vision with video and social content. We will continue to invest in this platform as the brand grows and evolves into one that is more digitally centric.”
Said Winfrey in a statement: “I’m proud of this team and what we have delivered to our readers over the past 20 years. I look forward to the next step in our evolution.”
I’m a huge fan of Oprah’s magazine, mainly because it’s always been about giving women the tools to live their best life and less gossipy.
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.
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.
The Oprah Winfrey Network announced they will honor Juneteenth with a slate of special encore airings of programming beginning at 3p.m.
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.
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.”
Launching on Tuesday, March 3rd, the network will release 25 years of episodes hosted by my favorite.
The daytime talk turned-podcast will revive over 4,500 episodes that aired between the first episode on Sep. 8, 1986, and its last on May 25, 2011, according to PEOPLE. OWN will release 10 episodes on March 3 — some of the most-watched episodes — followed by one new episode every week thereafter.
“As we head into a new decade, it’s a great time for fans to revisit the joy, laughter and inspiration that kept us all tuning in daily for 25 years,” says OWN president Tina Perry.
The show will be available on Apple Podcasts and other podcast platforms.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 leads the pack of women changing the world in People magazines “25 Women Changing The World” Issue on newsstands this Friday.
Inside the Issue, Oprah shares the 5 moments that changed her life, including not marrying her “forever” boyfriend, Stedman Graham.
“Life is a huge classroom, and when you learn one lesson, you get to move on to the next one.”- Oprah honored for empowering women for decades.
Swearing off sensationalist tv was a moment that changed the media mogul’s life, and we’re thankful that she did!
“The show with a man, his wife . . . and his mistress,” Winfrey recalls. “At the time, the producers thought this was one of the greatest bookings we could ever get. We thought, ‘He’s agreed to come on with his girlfriend? This is unbelievable.’ Then there was a moment when the man says to his wife, ‘You know what? There’s nothing you can do about [the affair], because [my mistress] is pregnant.’ We were live and I didn’t know he was going to tell her, nor did the producers know.”
“It’s one of my greatest shames, but a shameful act that allowed me to make the shift, because I go, ‘Never again will I do that to somebody,’” she says. “If I hadn’t, I would have been out of television much sooner.”
Actress Taraji P. Henson is featured for her work with mental health, and the foundation she started in her late father’s name.
My father always told me, ‘If you are blessed, then it’s your job to go out to the world and bless someone else.”
Senator Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and actress Zoe Saldana are also featured.
For a look at all of PEOPLE’s 25 Women Changing the World, pick up this week’s Issue, on newsstands Friday.
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.
If you’re a Weight Watchers member you’re in luck. Pre-sale tickets for members go on sale Sept. 9th.
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