Oprah Winfrey News Archive
Can we all be Oprah when we grow up?
Then we, too, can earn a cool $13.8 million for tweeting about bread, and then spend almost $29 million ($28,850,000 to be exact) at auction for a sprawling 23-acre property in Montecito.
The media mogul has done both in the past 30-odd days alone, so you could say her start to 2016 is better than all of the rest of us combined.
According to Sage Auctions, the Seamair Farm property is basically a little slice of heaven:
"First time on the market in nearly 40 years! Seamair Farm is one of the largest properties in Montecito, CA – over 23 acres on two separate parcels, in the heart of Montecito. This once-in-a-lifetime property is a rare blend of privacy and convenience to all that Montecito has to offer. It is bordered on the north by a 40+ acre world-class estate, and on the east by a 44 acre dedicated preserve. While it is tucked away and private, it is also close to all Montecito shopping, dining, parks, Montecito Union School, and the beach! The main home was designed by renowned California lifestyle architect Cliff May. The estate offers TWO private wells, plus two Montecito water meters and equestrian facilities surrounded by sprawling fruit orchards, and flat, usable land."
Sounds truly divine!
Although the farm also came fully equipped with stables and horses, Miz Winfrey wasn't interested in the horses and they were not included in the sale.
That's okay, we're sure there'll be a lot of other ways in which she can get use out of all that land!
And according to Sage Auctions owner Marty Rogers, the 62-year-old former talk show host thoroughly inspected the area before bidding:
"Obviously, she is a very smart buyer and does have an amazing vision for this property. She had a number of experts inspect different aspects of the property and paid extensive due diligence to the property package we provided."
Well, duh! She's freakin' OPRAH!!!
She knows what she's doing.
Shoot us a housewarming party invite sometime, girl! Ha!
Check out pics of the property in the gallery (above)!
[Image via Sage Auctions]
It's no secret Oprah Winfrey has struggled with her weight for many years.
Time and time again, we've heard stories of Oprah's tales of woe when it comes to her fluctuating weight, especially over the last few years. From fad diets to intense workout routines, it seems like O has earnestly tried everything only to end up in failure.
Speaking on her low point and the flack she has received from fans over the years, Winfrey confessed:
"None of those people had stood in their closets with three different sizes to try on on the floor, where the waistline didn't fit and the arms didn't fit, and the hips didn't fit, and you can't get it zipped, and felt that shame and that humiliation of 'Wow, I can't believe I'm in this position again.'"
Aw, how heartbreaking. We can't imagine the shame and humiliation O.W. must have felt as not only a public person but as a motivational speaker.
Luckily for the talk show host, she was able to find redemption in Weight Watchers. The spokesperson complimented the program's focus on community and supportive members as for why she was finally able to get back on track.
Michael Jackson Told Oprah The Idea Of A White Actor Portraying Him Was 'Ridiculous' & 'Horrifying'! Watch The 1993 Interview Clip!
After it was reported that Joseph Fiennes would be playing Michael Jackson in an upcoming British TV movie, many critics found the casting choice a perfect example of the entertainment industry's lack of minority representation!
The Shakespeare In Love actor claimed due to Jackson's skin pigmentation, casting a white guy to play the King of Pop in the 9/11 road trip comedy Elizabeth, Michael, and Marlon wasn't a big deal, explaining:
"He was probably closer to my color than his original color."
But the late music legend was always against the prospect of a white actor playing him on the screen, telling Oprah Winfrey back in 1993 that the idea was "ridiculous."
In the clip, which has resurfaced on the internet in the wake of the casting controversy, Oprah asked MJ about the rumors in which he reportedly requested a young white actor to play him in a Pepsi commercial!
The Billie Jean singer blasted the reports, saying:
Oprah Winfrey Gets Paid $13.8 MILLION For Tweeting About How You Can Lose Weight Eating Bread! But Does It Work???
When the Queen of the world tells you she loves bread, you listen.
We already saw her New Year's Eve commercial for the weight loss plan, but now she's back with another PSA: You can eat bread and still lose weight on the diet!
The OWN chairwoman took over Twitter on Tuesday with a carbo-loaded tweet, saying:
He's grown now.
Aaron Carter is getting ready to make his return to music with a brand new EP next month, so he's been busy making his media rounds while simultaneously interacting with fans.
We already showed you how he had the slightest meltdown earlier in the week when someone asked him to perform I Want Candy at a concert in Virginia — and now we know why.
Thanks to a clip from Oprah's Where Are They Now? series, it turns out that the 28-year-old actually dislikes his old music and thinks his career as a child star was "a joke."
Oprah Winfrey Debuts Weight Watchers Commercial Just In Time For New Year's Resolutions! Watch HERE!
Chalk it up to… perfect timing for New Year's Resolutions?
Oprah Winfrey is now Weight Watchers' lead spokeswoman — after buying 10% of the company back in October!
And the former talk show queen's journey with health and weight loss continues as she documents it publicly for the slim-down company.
Ch-ch-check out her first spot — which premiered exclusively in the UK but is available for all on YouTube — that flashes back to the days of old, when she struggled publicly with her weight a few decades ago (below):
Gayle King & Oprah Winfrey Escape The Cold With A Tropical, Holiday Getaway — See The Pic Proof HERE!
It's good being Oprah Winfrey's best friend!
Recently, Gayle King's taken to Instagram to document her beachside vacation with the media mogul. Color us jealous!
Though it seems that Miz King isn't the only A-List friend that the former Queen of Daytime TV brought on her holiday getaway as Selma director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo were spotted in the vacation snap (above)!
The 60-year-old wrote:
"Favorite daughter & @davidoyelowo join the girl beach party ! A welcome addition for sure…."
Now that's a party we'd crash!
And it seems that Gayle is having the time of her life as she took to IG again to share a vid of herself flaunting her new fit figure (below).