So sad and scary.
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Earlier this month, reports started swirling that Oprah Winfrey was surprised when her "secret son" approached her in New York City.
But now, the 61-year-old is coming clean about the mysterious man she ran into after a taping of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
The media mogul explains that the person who approached her, Calvin Mitchell, was NOT her birth son, saying:
"I met Calvin around the early '90s, I think it was 1992. I was doing a film for television called There Are No Children Here. We were shooting in the projects in Chicago and I was sitting on set during a break, and this cute little sparkly-eyed boy came underneath the yellow tape to hand me a soda. I was so charmed by him that I started talking to him about his family, his school life, and found out that he was in a situation where his mother didn't have a job and they were stuck in the projects."
Although she had no biological relation to Calvin, the TV personality revealed that she did express an interest in the young boy and his family.
She personally relocated them outside the projects, got his mother a job, and enrolled the child in a private school. However, the talk show host learned that he wasn't going to class, and decided to visit, in order to figure out what was wrong.
It's so fascinating to look back on this moment in time!
Ellen DeGeneres of course made history when she came out on her TV sitcom in the 1990s, but the road was a difficult one for her before she ever decided to reveal her sexual orientation to the world.
On Sunday night, DeGeneres will be sharing some of that journey with Oprah Winfrey on the show Master Class, as the comedienne uncovers some of her past hang-ups and thoughts about sexual orientation (as well as her career, more generally!).
Ch-ch-check out a few snippets of Ellen's interview on the OWN show, including her decision about when to come out publicly for the first time (below):
On Monday, it was revealed that The View host has called it quits with her girlfriend AzMarie Livingston. How sad!
In case you forgot, the TV personality and her former flame first started dating back in 2012 and the two kept an extremely low profile during their relationship! Which makes sense, since the 29-year-old previously told Oprah Winfrey that she didn't want to be defined by her romantic life.
Oprah Winfrey had such a great experience with Weight Watchers… she decided to buy the company!
Well, 10 percent of it, that is. The media mogul paid $43.2 million for her stake — and following the announcement of the five-year agreement, the stock jumped more than 77 percent on Monday morning.
Wow! We'd say we're surprised, but… Oprah.
The weight loss management company said that in addition to joining the board, the 61-year-old billionaire will make appearances and has given Weight Watchers permission to use her name and likeness.
As a shareholder, the OWN head will assist in development and execution of the company's programs and initiatives.
Weight Watchers President and CEO Jim Chambers shared:
The reality star recently sat down with Oprah Winfrey on Saturday's episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now? and claimed that her ex Hugh Hefner tried to convince her to stay with him — by offering her money!
In the clip, the 35-year-old explained that after her Girls Next Door co-stars Kendra Wilkinson and Bridget Marquardt decided to leave the house, it put a strain on her relationship with Hef. She said:
"Hef and I started hitting a rocky patch when it became clear that Bridget and Kendra were leaving, they were moving onto new things. I just had enough, and just had realized all the delusions I'd been under and that this was no longer the life for me."
But after Holly decided to leave, the Playboy head honcho allegedly went through great lengths to get her to stay — even going as far as writing her into his will — something she was NOT cool with:
On Saturday night, Danny Pintauro, the former child star who played Jonathan on Who's The Boss?, revealed to the world through Oprah Winfrey's interview show that he is HIV-positive.
He told Oprah on Oprah: Where Are They Now? in a sit-down interview, opening up about his past and how he'd been dealing with the illness for the past 12 years.
Pintauro told Oprah about why he chose to reveal the news now, and how long it took him to get comfortable discussing this:
It's all about who you know!
Oprah Winfrey is one of the few people in the world who can say she has her very own TV network, and that unique distinction sure does come with a lot of perks.
And one of those said perks may just be the ability to cast yourself in your own shows!
The media mogul was already set to Executive Produce OWN's upcoming megachurch drama Greenleaf, but now it looks like Oprah is going to get an acting credit on the series as well.
The Lionsgate program stars Keith David and Lynn Whitfield as James and Lady Mae Greenleaf, with Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, and Oprah herself as the rest of the powerful family.
Congrats on the casting news, Oprah!
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