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Alleged Illegal Hunters Nabbed on Oprah's Maui Ranch

They were caught in Hawaii

(Newser) - Two men arrested last month on a road within Oprah Winfrey's property on the Hawaiian island of Maui are suspected of illegal night hunting, state officials said Monday, per the AP . The two Maui men, both 19, were arrested just before midnight on June 21 after officers found them...

Oprah Winfrey: I've Been a 'Major' Part of 'Diet Culture'

Talk show host wants to shift away from that culture now

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey says that her longtime focus on weight issues "set a standard for people watching that I nor anybody else could uphold." The acknowledgment came during a three-hour live special, broadcast on YouTube, for which the iconic talk show host partnered with WeightWatchers. Making The Shift: A ...

Oprah Talks Weight Loss Meds, 'Fighting Your Brain'

In TV special, Winfrey reveals her own struggles: 'Making fun of my weight was national sport'

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey's newest program starts streaming Tuesday on Hulu, with one topic center stage: dropping pounds. The much-hyped An Oprah Special: Shame, Blame, and the Weight Loss Revolution aired Monday night first on ABC, with Winfrey interviewing medical experts and patients alike about their experiences with weight loss medications...

Oprah's Got a Big Special on Weight Loss Coming Up

Winfrey will host ABC/Hulu program on using meds to drop pounds, to the chagrin of some

(Newser) - As WeightWatchers deals with the aftermath of Oprah Winfrey's exit , the TV icon is making her next big move on the weight-loss scene. CNN reports that Winfrey will host An Oprah Special: Shame, Blame, and the Weight Loss Revolution, set to be released later this month on ABC and...

As Oprah Exits, WeightWatchers Stock Tanks

Shares fell 27% following Winfrey's announcement

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey is leaving WeightWatchers. The TV personality and podcast host who's served on the company's board of directors since 2015 announced late Wednesday that she won't stand for reelection at the annual shareholders meeting in May. One of the company's biggest shareholders, Winfrey also said...

Child With AIDS Made Made Her Mark on Oprah
Was a Voice
on AIDS at 7

Hydeia Broadbent Was a Voice on AIDS at 7

Inspirational activist refused to succumb to self-pity

(Newser) - Hydeia Broadbent, an HIV/AIDS activist who came to national prominence in the 1990s as a young child for her inspirational talks to reduce the stigma surrounding the virus she was born with, has died. She was 39. Broadbent's father announced on Facebook that she had died "after living...

A Svelte Oprah Spills On Her 2-Year Weight-Loss Journey

69-year-old said 'aha' moment led her to incorporate a weight-loss medication

(Newser) - Since hitting The Color Purple red carpet a week ago, tongues have been wagging about Oprah Winfrey's svelte appearance. In a People cover story that's out Wednesday, the magazine describes her current frame as the culmination of "steady weight loss over the last two years" that was...

Oprah: No, I Didn't Ask Romney to Run for White House With Me

She disputes claim in new book

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey is disputing a new book's assertion that she once called Mitt Romney to suggest they run for the White House on the same ticket. Yes, the spokesperson says, Winfrey did indeed call the Utah Republican in the run-up to the 2020 election, but not to float a...

Crawford on '86 Oprah Interview: 'I Was Like the Chattel'

Supermodel looks back on uncomfortable talk-show appearance, offers thoughts on ex Richard Gere

(Newser) - The Apple TV+ docuseries The Super Models debuted Wednesday, detailing the careers of Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and, perhaps the most famous of them all, Cindy Crawford. The first episode brings Crawford to the screen, where she makes not only rare comments about her first marriage to actor...

Oprah, the Rock: 'This Is What You Can Do' to Help Maui

Stars announce fund to help displaced residents

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson have committed $10 million to make direct payments to people on Maui who are unable to return to their homes because of the wildfires, through a new fund they announced this week. The People's Fund of Maui will give $1,200...

Hawaii Governor: The Damage 'Will Shock You'
Brace for Hawaii Death Toll
to Rise Quickly
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Brace for Hawaii Death Toll to Rise Quickly

Rescuers have yet to be able to search inside buidlings

(Newser) - The death toll from the Hawaiian wildfires stood at 55 on Friday afternoon, but it's expected to multiply in the near future. The reason? Authorities have not yet been able to search inside the scores of burned-out buildings. "We're waiting for FEMA to help with that search,...

Should Feinstein Resign? The Public (and Hillary) Weigh In
Big Name Pops
Up as Possible

Big Name Pops Up as Possible Feinstein Replacement

'Floated in California circle' as debate continues on whether 89-year-old senator should resign: Oprah

(Newser) - From a recent "concerning" exchange with a journalist, to the odd revelation that Nancy Pelosi's daughter is serving as her aide, Sen. Dianne Feinstein continues to spur questions on whether she should step down after a debilitating bout of shingles and related conditions . One person on the side...

Trump Dishes on Coming Book of 'Incredible' Correspondence

Former POTUS says letters include a lot of 'ass-kissing'

(Newser) - While promoting his upcoming book, former President Trump on Tuesday gave more details of what exactly the world can expect from the collection of correspondence. Of the big names featured in the book—which will include Queen Elizabeth II, former President George W. Bush, former President Obama, Chinese President Xi...

Oprah Winfrey Makes Book Club's 100th Pick

Club has endured through many changes

(Newser) - For her 100th book club pick, Oprah Winfrey relied on the same instincts she has drawn upon from the start: Does the story move her? Does she think about it for days after? In a work of fiction, do the characters seem real to her? "When I don’t...

After 21 Years, Say Goodbye to Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil
Is Ending
Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil Is Ending Dr. Phil

Daytime TV talk show ending after 21st season

(Newser) - A staple of daytime television is coming to an end: Dr. Phil McGraw announced Tuesday that the current season of Dr. Phil will be the last. McGraw got his television start on Oprah Winfrey's show in the 1990s, and the talk and advice show he then started hosting has...

Fetterman Gets Endorsement From Big Name

Oprah Winfrey tells listeners to vote for him over Mehmet Oz

(Newser) - TV icon Oprah Winfrey on Thursday endorsed Democrat John Fetterman in Pennsylvania's hotly contested Senate race and rejected Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz, whom she'd helped launch to stardom nearly two decades ago when she brought him on her popular daytime talk show as a regular guest. Until now,...

Death Row Inmate Says He's Innocent, and Winfrey Agrees

Court's decision on Jarvis Jay Masters' appeal is expected any day

(Newser) - This isn't the first time Jarvis Jay Masters has been forced to wait while a judge decides his fate. According to Kevin Rector of the Los Angeles Times , Masters has launched several unsuccessful appeals to overturn his conviction and death sentence for the 1985 murder of corrections officer Hal...

Even With $2.5B, Oprah Isn't Among 400 Richest in US

Kanye West doesn't make the cut, either, though Donald Trump does

(Newser) - Donald Trump has found his way back onto Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans. The former president was excluded in 2021 for the first time in 25 years. But with an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion—up from $2.5 billion last year—he's back for...

Death Row Inmate Is Author of Oprah's New Book Pick

Winfrey selects 'That Bird Has My Wings' by Jarvis Jay Masters

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey has selected a prison memoir by Jarvis Jay Masters, currently on death row in San Quentin State Prison in California, for her latest book club pick. Masters' That Bird Has My Wings: The Autobiography of an Innocent Man on Death Row was first published in 2009. Activists for...

Oprah Gives Teen Author 'Surprise of a Lifetime'

Leila Mottley, 19, is youngest-ever Book Club pick

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey has chosen 19-year-old Leila Mottley's Nightcrawling, a debut novel about a young Black woman from East Oakland and her battles with poverty, racism, and the police, for her next book club pick. A spokesperson for Winfrey said Mottley is the youngest author ever selected for Oprah’s...

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