Oprah Winfrey Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


23rd March 2017

Quote: "She sent out a video and was like, 'It's more exciting than when I gave everyone cars in the audience (of her talk show).' I was like, 'Oh, we're gonna get a car...! We're gonna get a Hummer! We're gonna get... a juicer! That's good, that's really good. Organic. Cool'." Ant-Man star Michael Pena jokes about his disappointment after TV mogul-turned-actress Oprah Winfrey decided to present each of her castmates and crew members on new film A Wrinkle In Time with a top-of-the-line juice machine as a wrap gift.


31st January 2016

Quote: "I have been controlled by potatoes for 40 years. Any kind of fried potato, baked potato, scalloped potato - oh my god. Of all the accomplishments that (I) made in the world, all the red carpets, and the awards and those things that I've done. The fact that I could close the bag and not take another chip - it's major for me." Oprah Winfrey discusses trying to give up her long-standing love affair with carbohydrates during a Q&A session with WeightWatchers members.


13th July 2015

Fact: Rapper Drake has morphed into Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Kanye West for his creative new Energy video. The hip-hop star takes on the various personalities in scenes from the Baby hitmaker's Calvin Klein underwear ads, Cyrus' Wrecking Ball promo and West's Bound 2 release, while he also tackles the likes of Oprah Winfrey and U.S. President Barack Obama in other parts of the music video.


24th April 2015

Fact: TV titan Oprah Winfrey is selling off a treasure trove of personal items which once filled her home in Chicago, Illinois. More than 500 pieces of furniture, artwork and other household items belonging to the Selma actress are set to hit the auction block on Saturday (25Apr15), as part of a sale at the city's Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. The event is expected to raise more than $800,000 (£500,000) for the superstar's Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation, which aids young girls at her school in South Africa.


6th February 2015

Quote: "Tyler (Perry)'s been really close to the family. Tyler was really supportive of Whitney when she had her troubles and he intervened and tried to help her, and I know that he's been instrumental in trying to help Bobbi Kristina too... There aren't any words right now... It's a sad time, what a tragic thing." Media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey is heartbroken by the hospitalisation of Whitney Houston's only child as her filmmaking pal Tyler Perry does all he can to help. The Gone Girl star gave Bobbi Kristina's father, singer Bobby Brown, access to his private jet so he could fly to Georgia following her medical emergency last weekend (31Jan15), when she was found face down and unconscious in a bathtub at the home she shares with her partner Nick Gordon.


3rd February 2015

Fact: Oprah Winfrey is re-teaming with her Selma director Ava DuVernay to make a drama series called Queen Sugar for the media mogul's Own Tv network. Winfrey will have a recurring role in the show.


19th January 2015

Quote: "As we were walking, David (Oyelowo) was like, 'Wow, this is quite a spectacle, isn't it?' This was nothing like the walk they took originally, but I think to have the spirit and energy of the movie resonate in such a way with the people of the community... you live for that." Selma producer and actress Oprah Winfrey was blown away by the turn out and enthusiasm of locals in Selma, Alabama on Sunday (18Jan15), when they joined the film's stars to march through the city to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 civil rights protest, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., that provided the backbone for the Oscar-nominated movie.


14th January 2015

Quote: "I talk to my friends about the work they're doing and what they've got going on in their lives and it was funny talking to her because she doesn't dodge the fact that she's Oprah and at one point in conversation, she was talking about buying the (Los Angeles) Clippers (basketball team). 'I may be buying the Clippers.' You don't have those conversations (often)! I guess that's regular for her!" Rapper/actor Common enjoyed unusual daily conversations with his Selma movie producer and co-star Oprah Winfrey. The media mogul was part of a consortium who bid to buy the sports team after its owner Donald Sterling became embroiled in a racism scandal last year (14). Her investment group eventually lost out to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, who paid $2 billion for the team.


2nd January 2015

Fact: Actress and media mogul Oprah Winfrey rang in 2015 with a visit to a hospital in Hawaii after her best friend, Tv newswoman Gayle King, sprained her ankle while on vacation. King shared a photo of the Selma star, two other pals and a doctor in a medical waiting room on Wednesday night (31Dec14) on Instagram.com, alongside the caption, "New Year's Eve at kula hospital!"


18th December 2014

Fact: Tv mogul Oprah Winfrey is a distant cousin of Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie Presley.


16th December 2014

Fact: Tv mogul-turned-actress Oprah Winfrey gave fans a laugh during an appearance on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (15Dec14) by pretending to shoot scenes for a fake 1980s soap opera called Midnight Meadows. The Lee Daniels' The Butler star joined host Fallon to try out different effects on their voices during the sequences, which included one with Auto-Tune. One dramatic scene also called on Winfrey to slap Fallon.


15th December 2014

Fact: Media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey has sold her iconic Tv studio in Chicago, Illinois. The Lee Daniels' The Butler star purchased the space for her Harpo Studios company in 1990 and it served as the studio where her long-running U.S. daytime programme, The Oprah Winfrey Show, filmed until 2011, when she left her duties as a talk show host to form the Oprah Winfrey Network in Los Angeles.


1st December 2014

Quote: "Oprah is so cool. She's very fun to talk to and down to earth. I think the public sees a really polished Oprah when the Oprah that I met, it's like, 'Do you want to go get a burrito?' Like a really chill, cool Oprah." Screenwriter Diablo Cody on working with Tv titan Oprah Winfrey. The two are executive producing a Tv comedy based on psychiatrist/author Dr. Julie Holland's book, Moody B**ches, which explores the pros and cons of taking prescription drugs.


6th November 2014

Quote: "Oprah is a huge figure in my life now. She saw an audition tape of me being Martin Luther King, Jr. and she became obsessed. And from that moment on, I would get phone calls from far flung parts of the planet saying, 'I spoke to so and so we're gonna try to make this happen!'" British actor David Oyelowo has media mogul Oprah Winfrey to thank for his role as the civil rights leader in their highly-anticipated film Selma. Oyelowo and Winfrey previously worked together on Lee Daniels' The Butler.


4th November 2014

Quote: "Oprah played a big role in my understanding of what it meant to be female and to really step into your own power. I wouldn't even call her a role model; she was literally a reference point. You have the dictionary, you have the Bible, you have Oprah." Actress Lupita Nyong'o considers media mogul Oprah Winfrey one of the biggest influences in her life.


29th April 2014

Fact: Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has been named among a new list of the 25 Most Influential People in the past 25 years. The Tv titan comes in at number seven on the poll compiled by officials at U.S. finance network Cnbc. Late Apple tech icon Steve Jobs tops the countdown, followed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates at two.


28th April 2014

Quote: "I melted away, the room melted away and it was just like, Oprah and sunlight and some kind of godsend. I had no idea that I loved her so much until I was in the same room with her. (I couldn't go up to her) because she's Oprah and I don't even know if she's real... I didn't think anyone could be that amazing and exist." The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield was left starstruck by Oprah Winfrey after coming face to face with her in a New York hotel recently.


18th February 2014

Quote: "I know Rita (Ora) and I know Fifty Shades of Grey - and I just can't wait for the movie. I've read the book and I just hope the movie is filthier than the book. Less talking, more action!" Oprah Winfrey is excited for the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie, in which British singer Rita Ora has a minor role.


9th January 2014

Quote: "Robert Duvall in The Godfather... I just loved him." Oprah Winfrey admits to a secret crush on the movie veteran.


13th December 2013

Quote: "If I had kids, my kids would hate me. They would have ended up on the equivalent of the Oprah show talking about me; because something (in my life) would have had to suffer and it would've probably been them." Tv mogul-turned-actress Oprah Winfrey has no regrets about choosing her career over a family.


26th November 2013

Quote: "I loved being in that film so much, it just changed everything in my life, and I came to set even when I didn't have to work, and I'd be in the background crying. So Steven (Spielberg) goes, 'I want you to do that this afternoon'. Well, I had no idea how to make that happen again. I had no technical skills, and when the scene was being filmed, I couldn't cry. I could hear the film turning in the camera, and the entire room waiting for me to cry." Oprah Winfrey couldn't cry on cue while making her breakthrough movie The Color Purple.


15th November 2013

Fact: Tv titan Oprah Winfrey is in for a busy Thanksgiving Day (28Nov13) - she is hosting 17 girls from her school in South Africa for a turkey dinner.


31st October 2013

Fact: Queen Latifah channeled her inner Oprah Winfrey during a Halloween-themed episode of her U.S. talk show on Thursday (31Oct13), by dressing up as the Tv titan. Latifah even spoofed Winfrey's iconic audience car giveaway by surprising her own crowd with toy cars underneath their seats.


2nd October 2013

Fact: Oprah Winfrey has been named the 2013 recipient of the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award. The media mogul's pal Maria Shriver will present her with the accolade at The Hollywood Reporter's 22nd annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast on 11 December (13) at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Movie mogul Lansing says, "When I learned that Oprah had agreed to accept the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, I was both thrilled and humbled. No one exemplifies leadership and professional distinction more than Oprah."


27th September 2013

Quote: "I thought about it again at Tina Turner's wedding... because Tina was like, 'Oprah, you need to do this!' I was just thinking, 'Would things be different... No, I don't think so.'" Oprah Winfrey has no plans to marry longtime partner Stedman Graham.


12th September 2013

Quote: "I really don't like balloons, and for my 40th birthday, my entire staff decided to surprise me. I come downstairs and the entire audience is filled with balloons. Literally, I'm stepping over balloons, having to walk through balloons. It reminds me of gunfire... and it really freaks me out, being around balloons." Tv talk show queen Oprah Winfrey names her top phobia.


27th August 2013

Fact: Oprah Winfrey, Jaime Foxx and Forest Whitaker will join U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday (28Aug13) to mark 50 years since Martin Luther King, Jr.'s iconic I Have A Dream speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.


19th August 2013

Tweet: "Hmmm, just seen Lindsay Lohan 's interview with Oprah - sounds like someone was telling me a load of old porkies (lies) when I interviewed her." Newsman Piers Morgan wasn't impressed with Lindsay Lohan after seeing her candid interview with Oprah Winfrey.


14th August 2013

Quote: "She smokes, so I smoked at the audition. I had an herbal cigarette - but I lit the wrong end!" Oprah Winfrey on preparing for her role as Forest Whitaker's hard-partying wife in Lee Daniels' The Butler.


14th August 2013

Quote: "I hate them! I don't want to be jarred. It ruins my day." Tv titan Oprah Winfrey bans alarm clocks in her home.


12th August 2013

Quote: "I'm gonna go to a real theatre, pay the money, I'm taking my girls. I'll be there Friday night, helping the box office. Help that box office, yo!" Oprah Winfrey is planning to give the box office figures for her new film The Butler a boost on Friday (16Aug13) by organising a girls' night out to celebrate the movie's release.


11th August 2013

Tweet: "Turns out the store clerk did me a favor. Just found out that bag was #38K!!! She was right I was Not going to buy it." African-American media mogul Oprah Winfrey appears to have forgiven the Swiss retail assistant who allegedly refused to show her a pricey handbag during a shopping trip last month (Jul13) due to her race. The Tv presenter-turned-actress, who was in the country to attend Tina Turner's wedding, has since received apologies from the store owner and Swiss tourism officials for the mishap.


6th August 2013

Quote: "I was just recently with Tina Turner, who, at 73, put a ring on it, and she's like, 'It's time for you!' I go, 'Y'know, just because you crossed over doesn't mean that now everybody else wants to cross over too'... I think it works pretty well the way it does." Oprah Winfrey insists she and longtime partner Stedman Graham have no plans to get married.


16th July 2013

Fact: Lindsay Lohan will bank around $2 million (£1.29 million) by granting Oprah Winfrey her first post-rehab interview, according to Tmz.com. The actress, who has reportedly been negotiating with the Tv mogul's team for four months, has struck a deal to sit down with Winfrey for an in-depth chat and allow cameras into her life for an eight-part documentary series about her personal struggles and her efforts to rebuild her career upon her release from a California treatment centre in early August (13).


29th May 2013

Fact: Tv titan Oprah Winfrey surprised the hosts of U.S. morning show Live! With Kelly And Michael on Tuesday (28May13) by joining her director pal Tyler Perry onset for an interview. On a previous visit to the New York-based programme, the filmmaker attempted to call Winfrey live on air, only for it to go to voicemail.


16th March 2013

Quote: "He's a misbehaving kinda boy. It was supposed to be, like, a little scene and because Terrence Howard misbehaved, it turned into a bigger scene... Some people called me and said they were all offended by it and I said, 'Well, I do have big breasteses (sic).'" Oprah Winfrey makes light of her sex scenes with Howard in The Butler - and the comments he recently made about messing around with the Tv titan.


14th March 2013

Fact: Tom Hanks will pay tribute to his late friend, director Nora Ephron, at next month's (Apr13) Women in the World Summit. The actor, who is currently starring on Broadway in previews of her play Lucky Guy, will discuss the magic of the filmmaker in front of a star-studded audience, including Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep and Eva Longoria. Ephron died last year (12).


5th March 2013

Fact: Oprah Winfrey is heading to America's prestigious Harvard University to give a commencement speech to graduates in May (13).


14th February 2013

Fact: Beyonce had no idea her pal Oprah Winfrey would be joining her on the red carpet for the New York premiere of her upcoming Tv documentary Life Is But A Dream on Tuesday (13Feb13) - the talk show titan showed up unannounced to toast the R&B superstar's success. Oprah, who recently interviewed Beyonce for her show Oprah's Next Chapter, flew to New York for the screening of the film, which will debut in America on Saturday (16Feb13).


5th December 2012

Tweet: "So sad to hear of (the) passing of one of my makeup artists @rossfburton. Ross Rip my friend." Oprah Winfrey is in mourning for a late employee.


28th November 2012

Fact: U.S. late night Tv show host David Letterman interviewed Oprah Winfrey at his alma mater Ball State in Indiana on Monday (26Nov12). The Tv personalities previously enjoyed a friendly 16-year feud before Oprah agreed to appear on Letterman's Late Show in 2005.


25th October 2012

Quote: "My dream is to do Broadway. That is going to happen." U.S. Tv titan and actress Oprah Winfrey has set her sights on the New York stage.


21st September 2012

Quote: "I felt pretty good about it, let me just say. Forest is a good kisser, how about that? Thank you, Keisha Whitaker." Oprah Winfrey on locking lips with actor Forest Whitaker, her movie husband in new film The Butler.


30th August 2012

Fact: Chris Rock, Rob Lowe and Oprah Winfrey are among the stars who will help present U.S. daytime show Good Morning America to fill in for anchor Robin Roberts. The TV host will be away while undergoing treatment for a rare blood disorder.


28th August 2012

Fact: Oprah Winfrey's scenes in Lee Daniels' new movie The Butler have been stalled by Hurricane Isaac after production was suspended. Winfrey plays the title character's wife in the film.


7th June 2012

Tweet: "So today my grand mother said you on oprah now boy you made it (sic)". Rap superstar 50 Cent has finally made his grandma proud after taping an interview with TV titan Oprah Winfrey. The chat will air in the U.S. on Sunday (10Jun12).


11th March 2012

Fact: Oprah Winfrey was honoured with a special Leadership Award by Diane Von Furstenberg at the fashion designer's prizegiving ceremony in New York City on Friday (09Mar12).


25th February 2012

Fact: Oprah Winfrey has put her New York City penthouse on the market again for $7.9 million (£4.9 million) - $800,000 (£500,000) more than the asking price for the pad in 2008 when she last tried to sell it. The three-bedroom property features breathtaking city views.


15th February 2012

Fact: Lady GaGa will officially launch her Born This Way Foundation with a little help from Oprah Winfrey. The Paparazzi hitmaker is holding a big event for the youth charity at Harvard University in Massachusetts on 29 February (12) and the bash will be filmed for an upcoming episode of Oprah's Next Chapter.


21st September 2011

Quote: "I panicked. My publicist Cindi Berger got a caterer, she got linens, platters, napkin rings. I’m a lesbian - I don’t have napkin rings. So, everything was perfect, and Oprah walked in with five people, and the first thing my daughter Vivvy said to her was, ‘Our house is really never this fancy.’” Rosie O'Donnell was nervous ahead of a meeting with media mogul Oprah Winfrey at her home.


1st August 2011

Quote: "This is the first time we've gotten to sort of get to know each other. And I'm finally over the severe panic attack that happens every time I see Winfrey on my caller ID." Rosie O'Donnell has overcome her nerves about starring in her own show on Oprah Winfrey's TV network.


17th June 2011

Quote: "I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me and I am going to make that happen, people. I don't just want the interview. I want the interview on the condition that you are ready, Mr. Simpson." Oprah Winfrey still has one more big interview she'd like to land.


9th June 2011

Fact: Oprah Winfrey's final show last month (May11) attracted her biggest audience in 18 years, with 16.4 million tuning in to watch her emotional farewell on the self-titled series.


30th May 2011

Quote: "Who wouldn't want to be Oprah Winfrey, are you kidding? If you don't want to be Oprah Winfrey, there's something wrong with you." Glee star Chris Colfer is a big fan of the TV titan.


27th May 2011

Tweet: "Staying in pj's (pyjamas) all day. Getting hair braided for summer vaca (vacation). Reading all ur (sic) emails. Watched Gayle K. Show with Stedman." Oprah Winfrey enjoys a lazy day after bringing her daily talk show of 25 years to an end on Wednesday (25May11).


24th May 2011

Quote: "It kind of felt like being at the Olympics again. You wanted to carry a torch into this. It was really kind of magical, it was very melancholy. You want to participate in something like this because you love Oprah and you want to celebrate her 25 years (of hosting), but then as you're doing it, you're like, 'Wait a minute, Oprah's about to go off the air. No, I protest!'" Singer/actress Queen Latifah on attending Oprah Winfrey's star-studded farewell party in Chicago, Illinois last week (begs16May11).


23rd May 2011

Fact: Twenty five thousand oak trees will be planted across America to mark Oprah Winfrey's 25 years as a TV talk show host. The multi-media superstar often muses about how she likes to read books under an oak tree on her sprawling California estate.


18th May 2011

Quote: "It amazes me to be around a woman who changes lives every day and takes her own lunch to work. I love you for making a difference in my life." Steadman Graham pays tribute to partner Oprah Winfrey as part of the talk-show queen's star-studded tribute show, which was taped at Chicago's United Center arena on Tuesday (17May11).


4th May 2011

Fact: Julia Roberts' Mother's Day TV special, Extraordinary Mums, will debut on pal Oprah Winfrey's Own network on Saturday (07May11). The actress has interviewed Rosie O'Donnell and Hillary Clinton for the programme.


13th April 2011

Fact: Oprah Winfrey has landed President Obama and his wife Michelle as guests on one of her final talk shows. Winfrey will tape the chat with the Obamas at the end of the month (Apr11). The special will air in May (11).


27th March 2011

Fact: Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will end her 25-year reign over daytime TV on 25 May (11), when the final episode of her award-winning talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, is broadcast in the U.S. Her guests for the last ever episode have yet to be revealed.


3rd February 2011

Fact: Jennifer Aniston has gifted pal Oprah Winfrey a custom-made yoga mat for her 57th birthday. The mat features a large photo of the talk show queen's beloved dogs.


26th January 2011

Fact: Oprah Winfrey's big reveal show about the half-sister she never knew existed was a big ratings winner for the talk show queen - Monday's (24Jan11) programme, during which Oprah introduced America to the sibling her mother gave up for adoption at birth, was Winfrey's highest rated in six years.


25th January 2011

Tweet: "Damn and blast, you're all absolutely right, I should have asked Oprah: 'Got any secret half-sisters called Pat we don't know about?' Fail." CNN host Piers Morgan is fuming he missed a scoop when he interviewed Oprah Winfrey just days before she revealed her long lost half-sister to the world on her own TV show.


19th January 2011

Fact: Actor Mark Harmon has been voted America’s favourite TV personality. The NCIS star saw off competition from Oprah Winfrey and Charlie Sheen to land the TVLine.com title.


18th January 2011

Quote: "I still have all these crazy letters, I should burn them... I haven't read them in years, but I have them in a safety deposit box... (Best friend) Gayle (King) knows if anything happens to me, get the letters." Oprah Winfrey on the love letters from a former suitor she has kept.


3rd January 2011

Quote: "Oprah and I had some funny things happen. She leaned over to me one time during the presentation and said, 'We came the farthest'. She sent me some gifts when I got home. There was a six-pack of some of the most expensive champagne I've seen in my life. She's quite a lady." Country legend Merle Haggard on making friends with fellow Kennedy Centers Honors inductee Oprah Winfrey at the December (10) event.


3rd December 2010

Fact: Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am has recorded the theme tune for TV titan Oprah Winfrey's new OWN channel. The song Own It will feature in the network's new marketing campaign and is available as a bonus track on his band's new album, THE BEGINNING.


18th November 2010

Fact: Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is interested in setting down roots on the East Coast of America and has reportedly shown interest in a sprawling estate in Alpine, New Jersey. But the English-manor-style property won't come cheap - the mansion carries a massive $68 million (£45.3 million) price tag.


16th November 2010

Fact: Oprah Winfrey celebrated the 25th anniversary of her hit film The Color Purple on her daytime talk show on Monday (15Nov10) when she staged a cast reunion. The TV titan, who who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role of Sofia in the film, reunited with Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and her other castmates on the show.


5th November 2010

Fact: Oprah Winfrey has teamed up with United Airlines to launch her very own plane. The specially decorated Boeing 757 has been dubbed the 'Oprah Winfrey Show Farewell Season Plane' and will ferry passengers around during the final season of her U.S. talk show.


22nd October 2010

Tweet: "OMG (Oh my God)! Just had a SURPRISE date with Jackie Jackson. My teen idol heart-throb. Tried not to talk too much or eat too much. Succeeded at neither!" Even TV titan Oprah Winfrey gets starstruck - she met her former idol Jackie Jackson while interviewing the famous musical family.


12th October 2010

Quote: "I often have dreams of interviewing O.J. Simpson... and him confessing to me." Oprah Winfrey reveals her "ultimate interview".


13th September 2010

Fact: Oprah Winfrey celebrated the premiere of the 25th and final season of the OPRAH show on Monday (13Sep10) by sending every member of her studio audience on an all-expenses-paid trip to Australia. Winfrey's pal John Travolta will pilot the plane.


13th September 2010

Fact: John Travolta will dance pal Oprah Winfrey into the 25th and final season of the OPRAH show when the first episode of the last run airs in America on Monday (13Sep10). All other details of the premiere episode have been kept under wraps.


26th August 2010

Quote: "I had talked about a big celebration in Soldier Field and inviting all the viewers. I don't know if that's going to happen. You can never count on Chicago weather." Oprah Winfrey on her plans for her final OPRAH episode next year (11).


15th July 2010

Fact: Chelsea Clinton has a star-studded guestlist for her wedding - it includes U.S. President Barack Obama, film producer Steven Spielberg, talk show host Oprah Winfrey and singer Barbra Streisand. The daughter of former U.S. president Bill Clinton and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to marry her longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky this summer (10).


28th June 2010

Quote: "Oprah Winfrey is the wisest woman I know. She's like my big, clever, older sister." Alicia Keys heaps praise on the media mogul.


16th June 2010

Fact: Cardboard cut-outs of Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey, Betty White and Susan Boyle were used for target practice during a paintball shoot-out featuring THE A-Team on U.S. late-night show Lopez Tonight on Monday (14Jun10).


27th May 2010

Fact: Sarah Ferguson is attempting to repair her reputation after her recent cash-for-chat scandal - she has agreed to sit down for an interview on Oprah Winfrey's talk show. The interview will air in the U.S. on Tuesday (01Jun10). The former British royal was left red-faced after she was caught selling an audience with her ex-husband PRINCE ANDREW to a broker, who turned out to be a tabloid journalist working undercover.


4th May 2010

Fact: Oprah Winfrey poked fun at guest Naomi Campbell's much-publicised temper tantrums during her talk show on Monday (03May10) by suggesting the supermodel should be the first to sign a no-phone throwing pledge after the Brit agreed to sign up for the host's no phone zone campaign. Winfrey is asking celebrities to pledge not to text and drive. Campbell, who has a license to drive in New York, immediately agreed to sign, stating, "I'd never drive with the phone - it's just too much to handle, too many things to do."


17th April 2010

Fact: Russell Crowe left TV mogul Oprah Winfrey speechless on Friday (16Apr10) when he presented her with the sword used in his new Ridley Scott movie ROBIN HOOD. The weapon features a mother of pearl handle with the inscription "Rise and rise again until lambs become lions". The actor also gifted Winfrey with a handcrafted bow and arrow from the upcoming action epic during an appearance on her Oprah Winfrey talk show.


12th April 2010

Fact: A new Oprah Winfrey expose, written by gossip queen Kitty Kelley, suggests the talk show queen once dated Christian singer/songwriter JOHN TESH. In the new book, Kelley alleges the odd couple lived together in Nashville, Tennessee during the 1970s.


8th April 2010

Fact: Oprah Winfrey is to become a late-night star when her hit daytime show ends next year (11) - she'll host an hour-long show, titled Oprah's Next Chapter, on her new cable network, OWN.


8th April 2010

Quote: "Oprah was probably the most intimidating person to come on 30 ROCK - I was on the set the night before to make sure everything was clean and scrubbed." Tina Fey was nervous ahead of Oprah Winfrey's cameo appearance in her hit TV show.


22nd March 2010

Fact: Girls Aloud star CHERYL COLE has been voted the most inspirational woman of the last decade. The British Fight For This Love hitmaker topped a poll by the GoodSurgeonGuide website, beating DAME Helen Mirren into second place and talk show queen Oprah Winfrey into third. Former Friends star Jennifer Aniston is fourth, while British model-turned-TV presenter KATIE PIPER rounds out the top five.


8th March 2010

Fact: Forest Whitaker, Michael Sheen, Stanley Tucci, Peter Sarsgaard and Oprah Winfrey paid tribute to each of the Best Actress nominees prior to Sandra Bullock's big win at the Oscars on Sunday (07Mar10). Each star recalled anecdotes of working with those actors nominated.


2nd March 2010

Fact: Fatal Attraction co-stars Michael Douglas and Glenn Close have interviewed each other for Oprah Winfrey's upcoming Oscars TV special. The two old friends will join Oscar winner Ben Affleck and Oscar hopeful Jeremy Renner and top actresses Penelope Cruz and Halle Berry, who will also chat with each other. The show will air in America on Wednesday (03Mar10).


1st February 2010

Fact: TV queen Oprah Winfrey was a big player at last week's (ends29Jan10) Sundance Film Festival in Utah - bosses behind her OWN cable network bought the rights to their first documentary. Winfrey's new company now owns harrowing film Family Affair, which chronicles filmmaker Chico David Colvard as he visits members of his family who were left shattered after a tragedy he sparked when he was 10.


1st February 2010

Fact: Oprah Winfrey celebrated her 56th birthday on Friday (29Jan10) by adopting two springer spaniels. The four-week-old puppies were introduced on the talk show host's daily show.


27th January 2010

Quote: "I'm the only idiot in the room trying to get away from her. Finally, I'm backed into a wall, she gets me. She hugs me and then I see her mouth moving, but I hear nothing. All I remember is that her favourite colour is green." Star-struck Gabourey Sidibe ran away from Oprah Winfrey on the set of PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE.


20th January 2010

Fact: U.S. talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has recruited Wyclef Jean and Rihanna to appear on her show in a special broadcast dedicated to raising money for earthquake-devastated Haiti. The programme, which airs on Wednesday (20Jan10), will also feature a performance from singer Maxwell, whose mother is from the Caribbean country.


20th November 2009

Quote: "I don't think I could be here without her. I think she has blazed a trail... She is an amazing woman. She will always be the queen of daytime television." Talk show host Ellen Degeneres on Oprah Winfrey's announcement she is to quit her TV show in 2011.


20th November 2009

Quote: "I think that Oprah always makes the best decisions for herself. I really do. And I have a feeling she will come up with some things to do. She has a very full life... We don't need to worry about her filling her time, I promise you that! Life is good for her." Oprah Winfrey's best pal Gayle King is adamant the TV titan has no plans for a quiet life when she finishes her chatshow in 2011.


20th November 2009

Quote: "I just heard that and I'm shocked. I still have to digest it. She's done quite a bit, to say the least, over the last 25 years. She's got to do what feels right for her. She's certainly earned that right." Matt Damon on the news Oprah Winfrey will end her hit talk show in 2011.


6th November 2009

Quote: "We met when we both starred in the film Beloved. She still calls me Baby Girl." Thandie Newton maintains a close friendship with TV mogul Oprah Winfrey.


29th September 2009

Fact: Bollywood supercouple Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan conducted their first TV interview together when Oprah Winfrey chatted to the film stars recently. The show aired in America on Monday (28Sep09).


23rd September 2009

Quote: "If I tried, I would fail. She is like the Godmama. There will never be another." Tyra Banks is in awe of media mogul Oprah Winfrey.


10th September 2009

Quote: "I did not consider myself to be a friend of his and I didn't want to be one of those people showing up just because it's Michael Jackson. I was someone who had interviewed him and, at the time, really had a lot of compassion for him." Oprah Winfrey on why she refused to attend the late King of Pop's memorial concert and funeral.


9th September 2009

Fact: Oprah Winfrey had to ask Michael Jackson's mother KATHERINE for permission to re-air her 1993 interview with the King of Pop as part of an upcoming tribute to the late star on her daytime talk show.


20th August 2009

Fact: Oprah Winfrey has landed Whitney Houston's comeback interview - the singer will help the talk show queen launch her new TV season on 14 September (09) by sitting down for a chat. It'll be Houston's first appearance on Oprah in seven years.


29th May 2009

Quote: "We just broke a million followers. We are having a party in the air right now. Why am I screaming? Because I just broke a million followers! I love y'all. I wouldn't be nothing without you. We gonna change the world with positivity." Rap mogul Sean Combs is overjoyed at surpassing the one million followers mark on social networking website Twitter.com. He joins pals Ashton Kutcher, Oprah Winfrey, Britney Spears and U.S. president Barack Obama among those who have cracked the milestone.


4th May 2009

Fact: Actress Jenny McCarthy has landed her own talk show - with the help of media mogul Oprah Winfrey. The girlfriend of comedian Jim Carrey has been a frequent guest on the TV queen's The Oprah Winfrey Show, and now MCCarthy is set to branch out with her own discussion programme. MCCarthy has also landed her own weekly column on Winfrey's website.


3rd April 2009

Fact: The launch of Oprah Winfrey's new U.S. television network has been pushed back one year to 2010. The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will debut with a new series entitled Excellent Adventures. The media mogul and best pal Gayle King will document their 2006 cross-country road trip for the first show, about celebrities and their best friends as the embark on wild adventures.


5th March 2009

Fact: Oprah Winfrey has added to her family of dogs after a year of publicly mourning the loss of her beloved 13-year-old cocker spaniel, Sophie. The media queen's unnamed spaniel puppy, adopted from a Chicago, Illinois animal shelter, joins three other dogs in the Winfrey household: a male spaniel and two golden retrievers.


5th March 2009

Fact: Oprah Winfrey has been honoured for her philanthropy in education by New York's Columbia University. The media titan was presented with the 2009 Klingenstein Leadership Award at a ceremony in Chicago, Illinois last Friday (27Feb09).


17th February 2009

Quote: "Right now I can't think of anything that makes me support anything that Chris Brown is saying at this time. And my heart just aches for Rihanna." Oprah Winfrey's best pal and broadcaster Gayle King does not want to listen to CHRIS BROWN's statement following his alleged fight with girlfriend RIHANNA.


4th December 2008

Fact: Oprah Winfrey will host her daytime U.S. TV talk show live from Washington D.C. to mark the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama on 19 January (08) - one day before the politician takes his presidential oath of office.


27th November 2008

Quote: "This is not the time to be introducing you to a lot of things that cost money. So this year, just bringing real meaning back to the holidays is my favourite things." Chatshow queen Oprah Winfrey shows her TV audience how to enjoy the Christmas season on a budget during the economic slowdown on her annual Favourite Things segment. In previous years, Winfrey has showered her fans with expensive gifts from diamonds to plasma TVs.


13th November 2008

Quote: "We saw Oprah Winfrey going into her apartment complex. Seeing Oprah is pretty huge. She's like the Pope." Actor John Leguizamo considers bumping into U.S. TV titan OPRAH WINFREY a spiritual experience.


7th November 2008

Fact: Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am has delayed the debut of his Barack Obama-inspired music video on the video-sharing website Dipdive.com. IT'S A NEW DAY will instead be aired for the first time on Oprah Winfrey's U.S. talk show on Friday (07Nov08).


21st October 2008

Fact: Oprah Winfrey's talk show will now be translated in Spanish for America's six largest Hispanic TV markets, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston and Dallas.


6th August 2008

Fact: Two U.S. economists have devised a mathematical formula to calculate the number of votes Oprah Winfrey has delivered to U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama. The University of Maryland brains claim the TV queen has won Obama 1,015,519 voters so far.


27th June 2008

Fact: U.S. TV host Oprah Winfrey paid $2.2 million (GBP1.1 million) for a handwritten quote from Nelson Mandela at a charity auction following the former South African president's birthday dinner in London on Wednesday (25Jun08) - after fighting off stiff competition from singer SIR Elton John.


5th May 2008

Quote: "It was a moment and it was real and I don't know if I would. Knowing what I know now, you'd be (like), 'Ok, I get it.'" Tom Cruise isn't sure he'd jump on Oprah Winfrey's sofa if he had the chance to relive his famous 2005 TV moment.


2nd May 2008

Fact: The TV audience which caught a sneak peak screening of the new SEX + The City film ahead of Oprah Winfrey's recently taped special about the movie weren't allowed to see the top secret ending.


24th April 2008

Fact: Magician David Blaine will attempt to break another world record by holding his breath under water live on the Oprah Winfrey show on 30 April (08).


22nd April 2008

Fact: Rapper LL Cool J and Oprah Winfrey's TV doctor MEHMET OZ have teamed up to launch a new campaign aimed at getting obese teens fit. The odd couple will target overweight kids and present them with new diets and workouts as part of a new U.S. TV campaign.


21st April 2008

Fact: Jennifer Aniston handed out $30,000 (GBP15,000) each to the final contestants on Oprah Winfrey's hit reality show OPRAH'S BIG GIVE, during a surprise guest appearance on the show's season finale, which crowned real-estate developer STEPHEN PALETTA as its winner.


18th April 2008

Fact: Jennifer Aniston is planning a "big surprise" for the winner of Oprah Winfrey's new TV charity challenge THE BIG GIVE during Sunday night's (20Apr08) finale. The victor will also receive $1 million (GBP500,000) from Winfrey.


8th April 2008

Fact: Bosses at baby diaper giant Pampers are to donate one million vaccines for children suffering from tetanus in developing countries around the world to honour talk show queen and humanitarian Oprah Winfrey.


11th February 2008

Quote: "She's the godmomma. There's no reason why I would be jealous of her." Tyra Banks on talk show rival Oprah Winfrey - seconds before a lie detector test proved she is jealous of the TV matriarch.


7th February 2008

Fact: TV self-help guru DR. Phil Mcgraw will welcome Oprah Winfrey as his special guest to help celebrate the 1,000th episode of U.S. show DR. PHIL on Monday (11Feb08). The self-help guru started his TV career with a weekly spot on Winfrey's talk show Oprah.


30th January 2008

Fact: Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has been immortalised by artist DANIEL EDWARDS in a bronze sculpture named, The Oprah Sarcophagus. Edwards has previously created a life-size statue of Britney Spears giving birth and a dead PARIS HILTON.


17th January 2008

Quote: "I would love to see Oprah naked - that's a goal for me." CLUELESS star Alicia Silverstone campaigns to get Oprah Winfrey to disrobe for a People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) 'I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur' poster. Silverstone joined stars like Eva Mendes, Pamela Anderson and Christina Applegate when she posed nude to a tasteful anti-fur poster last year (07). The actress also starred in an accompanying Internet ad, in which she stepped out of a swimming pool wearing absolutely nothing.


13th December 2007

Quote: "I would vote for OPRAH. She's a very compassionate person. She loves to give back and is all about helping others, which are fine qualities in a president." Denzel Washington would vote for Oprah Winfrey if she ran for the U.S. presidency.


7th December 2007

Fact: Oprah Winfrey is to bring the film which earned her an Oscar nomination back to the big screen - as a musical. The media mogul is to produce the movie adaptation of the hit musical version of The Color Purple, which is currently wowing Broadway.


26th November 2007

Fact: Oprah Winfrey has agreed to campaign for presidential hopeful Barack Obama in key states as he fights to become the Democratic candidate for next year's (08) presidential election. The media mogul will join Obama as he campaigns in Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire next month (Dec07).


18th October 2007

Fact: Oprah Winfrey received a lavish gift from comedian Jerry Seinfeld'S wife JENNIFER as a thank you for appearing on her show. The gift? 21 pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes, costing anything up to $1200 (GBP600) a pair.


17th October 2007

Fact: Comic Jerry Seinfeld's chef wife JESSICA was so pleased with a recent appearance on Oprah Winfrey's talk show to promote her new book, DECEPTIVELY DELICIOUS, she sent the media mogul $18,000 (GBP9,000) worth of designer shoes.


15th October 2007

Quote: "I would love to be Oprah - for just one day." Jennifer Aniston dreams of temporarily swapping places with her friend, media mogul Oprah Winfrey.


10th September 2007

Fact: Talk show host Oprah Winfrey enlisted the help of pal Stevie Wonder at a gala fundraiser for presidential candidate Barack Obama on Saturday (08Sep07). Wonder performed his biggest hits to the guests.


24th May 2007

Quote: "BARACK OBAMA, Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates. This would be my team of superheroes... and I'll cook." Fantastic Four star Jessica Alba on her own choice for a superhero quartet.


8th April 2007

Quote: "I wasn't quite sure (who she was). I remember saying, 'What does she do?' and nobody could say actually what she did." Oprah Winfrey didn't know who Anna Nicole Smith was before she died.


25th March 2007

Fact: The new MISS USA, Tennessee journalism graduate RACHEL SMITH, once worked as an intern at Oprah Winfrey's talk show.


23rd February 2007

Fact: US TV chat show host Ellen Degeneres was so thrilled when neighbour Oprah Winfrey made her debut on her show recently she gave the talk show titan the spare keys to her home, explaining, "They're in case I get locked out of my house."


1st February 2007

Fact: Corinne Bailey Rae's eponymous debut album has jumped from number 32 to number four on this week's US Billboard 200 chart - thanks to the British soul singer's appearance on Oprah Winfrey's chat show earlier this month (JAN07).


3rd January 2007

Quote: "This is probably the biggest non-prison ever built for black people." Comedian Chris Rock jokes about pal Oprah Winfrey's new school for underprivileged girls in South Africa. Rock joined Winfrey, Spike Lee, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey and other celebrities at the launch of the $40 million (GBP20.5 million) academy on New Year's Eve (31DEC06).


3rd January 2007

Quote: "I never had children. Never even thought I would have children and now I have 152 daughters, (and I'm) expecting 75 more next year. That is some type of gestation period." Oprah Winfrey upon opening her new school, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy For Girls, in South Africa on Monday (01JAN07).


9th December 2006

Quote: "She said my performance was like a religious experience...She said, 'I'm so proud of you.'" DREAMGIRLS star JENNIFER HUDSON gets high praise for her performance from media mogul Oprah Winfrey.


31st October 2006

Fact: Kirstie Alley's 'reveal' on pal Oprah Winfrey's daytime talk show falls on Monday (06NOV06). During an appearance on OPRAH a year ago (05), the former heavyweight actress promised to return to the show in a bikini when she returned to her ideal weight.


26th September 2006

Fact: Oprah Winfrey makes an estimated $17,000 (GBP9,400)-per-hour.


22nd September 2006

Quote: "I needed an undergarment to catch all of the urine. I had to put a towel on my couch, because I was laughing so hard." ROSIE O'DONNELL enjoyed Oprah Winfrey's season premiere, featuring the chat show queen on a road trip, a bit too much.


21st September 2006

Fact: A $1 million (GBP555,500) charity cheque Jon Bon Jovi stunned Oprah Winfrey with on her show last year (06) has funded a new 28-home neighbourhood in Houma, Louisiana for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The street is called Bon Jovi Boulevard.


19th September 2006

Fact: Hip-hop mogul Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter has become just the third African-American to make it onto this year's (06) Vanity Fair Annual New Establishment Power List. The rapper ranks number 46, behind Oprah Winfrey (9) and RICHARD PARSONS of Time Warner (11). Carter is also one of three musical artists that made the list, along with U2 frontman Bono (24) and Rolling Stones star SIR Mick Jagger (56).


13th June 2006

Fact: Legendary producer La Reid had a 50th birthday party to remember in New York on Saturday night (10JUN06) - guests included Beyonce Knowles and boyfriend Jay-Z, Oprah Winfrey, Usher and Mariah Carey.


12th June 2006

Fact: Actress Alfre Woodard was left red faced at the Tony Awards in New York City last night (11JUN06) when she turned up wearing the same orange PAMELA ROWLAND gown as OPRAH show reporter and Oprah Winfrey's best friend Gayle King.


15th April 2006

Quote: "I just wanted to ask you how the plans were going and if $8 million was going to be enough?" Oprah Winfrey jokes with Jennifer Aniston about rumours the talk show queen is hosting a wedding for the former FRIENDS star and her boyfriend Vince Vaughn.


18th March 2006

Fact: Oprah Winfrey has given DIANA ROSS' son EVAN an educational boost by personally phoning officials at top African-American college Morehouse to vouch for the teenager as he fought to get into the exclusive institute.


22nd February 2006

Fact: <p>Animal-loving actress Alicia Silverstone is currently circulating a petition to convince talk show host Oprah Winfrey to devote one of her shows to the pet over-population crisis. </p>


31st January 2006

Fact: <p>Over 9.5 million people tuned in to watch Oprah Winfrey confront author James Frey about his controversial novel, A MILLION LITTLE PIECES, on her talk show last week (26JAN06). </p>


14th November 2005

Quote: <p>"If the world was ending, I would want to be in the place that I love and nothing better than sitting under my trees with all of my dogs and that's what I would do." Talk show host Oprah Winfrey has the apocalypse covered. </p>


14th October 2005

Quote: <p>"That's TOM. He can do whatever the f**k he wants... I mean, we've all felt the need to jump up and down on a couch." Katie Holmes' ex-fiance Chris Klein insists he wasn't upset by Tom Cruise's declaration of love for his former girlfriend when he jumped on Oprah Winfrey's sofa during a live show. </p>


12th October 2005

Fact: <p>UMA THURMAN showed off her interviewing skills on Oprah Winfrey's talk show when the host gave the actress the chance to interview her heroine and PRIME co-star Meryl Streep. </p>


13th September 2005

Quote: <p>"This world would be a better place if Oprah was president." Singer Brandy wants Oprah Winfrey to run for the US presidency. </p>


12th September 2005

Fact: <p>Oprah Winfrey has landed a major coup for the beginning of her 20th OPRAH chat show season - Jennifer Aniston will give her first full interview following her split from Brad Pitt when the show airs in America next week (19SEP05). </p>


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