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Lindsay Lohan's OWN series won't be renewed

Lindsay Lohan's OWN series won't be renewed

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey is reportedly pulling the plug on Lindsay Lohan's OWN documentary series, {i:Lindsay} and is not even considering ordering a second season.
Veronica Linares
Rosie O'Donnell calls Lindsay Lohan's reality show a 'tragedy on every level'

Rosie O'Donnell calls Lindsay Lohan's reality show a 'tragedy on every level'

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Rosie does not approve of Oprah Winfrey's onscreen rehabilitation program.
Kate Stanton
'Happy' fan videos make Pharrell cry [VIDEO]

'Happy' fan videos make Pharrell cry [VIDEO]

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Pharrell Williams broke down into tears of joy when Oprah Winfrey showed him videos of people dancing to his music.
Kate Stanton
UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014
By United Press International
Delaware pediatrican gets prison for waterboarding stepdaughter

Delaware pediatrican gets prison for waterboarding stepdaughter

GEORGETOWN, Del., April 11 (UPI) -- Melvin L. Morse, Delaware pediatrician and author of books on near-death experiences, was sentenced to prison Friday for waterboarding his young stepdaughter.
Frances Burns
Lindsay Lohan and David Letterman prank call Oprah

Lindsay Lohan and David Letterman prank call Oprah

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- Lindsay Lohan opened up about sobriety and working with Oprah Winfrey during her visit to "Late Show with David Letterman" on Wednesday.
Veronica Linares
OWN announces projects with Justin Timberlake, Octavia Spencer

OWN announces projects with Justin Timberlake, Octavia Spencer

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network announced several upcoming projects, including their first ever mini-series and a TV movie on Thursday.
Veronica Linares
Lindsay Lohan's credit card declined for $300 purchase: Report

Lindsay Lohan's credit card declined for $300 purchase: Report

April 1 (UPI) -- Lindsay Lohan might be facing some financial problems.
Veronica Linares
Oprah Winfrey hitting the road for self-empowerment tour

Oprah Winfrey hitting the road for self-empowerment tour

March 26 (UPI) -- The media mogul has launched an eight-city arena tour.
Kate Stanton
Starbucks to sell Oprah Winfrey-branded tea for charity

Starbucks to sell Oprah Winfrey-branded tea for charity

March 19 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced their partnership on Wednesday.
Kate Stanton
Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios in Chicago to be sold

Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios in Chicago to be sold

March 17 (UPI) -- Harpo Studios in Chicago will be leased back to the company for the first two years after being sold to produce OWN programming.
Danielle Haynes

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.
By United Press International

Nader suggests a billionaire's run for presidency

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader said the super-wealthy should run for president as the only ones capable of breaking through the two-party logjam.
Oprah Winfrey's first selfie is an Idris Elba photobomb

Oprah Winfrey's first selfie is an Idris Elba photobomb

PASADENAFeb. 24 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey and Idris Elba met up at the NAACP Image Awards.
Kate Stanton
Tina Turner didn't have stroke, Oprah says

Tina Turner didn't have stroke, Oprah says

Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Tina Turner had flu weeks ago, but didn't have stroke, friend Oprah Winfrey says.
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Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey on January 29, 1954) is an American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and was for a time the world's only black billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.

Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood, claiming to be raped at age nine and becoming pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy. Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19. Her emotional ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime talk show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place she launched her own production company and became internationally syndicated.

Credited with creating a more intimate confessional form of media communication, she is thought to have popularized and revolutionized the tabloid talk show genre pioneered by Phil Donahue, which a Yale study claims broke 20th century taboos and allowed LGBT people to enter the mainstream. By the mid 1990s, she had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement, and spirituality. Though criticized for unleashing confession culture, promoting controversial self-help ideas, and an emotion-centered approach she is often praised for overcoming adversity to become a benefactor to others. From 2006 to 2008, her support of Barack Obama, by one estimate, delivered over a million votes in the close 2008 Democratic primary race.

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