Latest Oprah Winfrey News

Sue Monk Kidd's next novel imagines a married Jesus

Oct. 11, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sue Monk Kidd's next novel is very much a work of fiction. "The Book of Longings" is the fourth novel by the author known for such best-sellers as "The Secret Life of Bees" and "The Invention of Wings," a 19th-century slavery narrative that Oprah Winfrey chose for her book club. "The Book...

Oprah to give $13 million more for aid at black college

Oct. 8, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she's giving $13 million to increase a scholarship endowment at a historically black college. Winfrey announced her plan Monday at Morehouse College in Atlanta, adding to the $12 million she gave to the all-male college in 1989. She was meeting with 47 students who benefit...

Tyler Perry christens new studio with help of Oprah, others

Oct. 6, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry officially christened his massive new film studio Saturday, beaming as his fellow entertainment industry luminaries descended on Atlanta and strode a red carpet to his sprawling complex for an opening gala. The attendees warmly greeted Perry, a man who had once been homeless and...

Winfrey shocks fundraisers with $1M donation for students

Sep. 28, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey shocked attendees at a North Carolina fundraiser by announcing a donation of more than $1 million toward the United Negro College Fund. The Charlotte Observer reports that former talk-show host and OWN television network chief made the surprise announcement Saturday...

Tom Hanks to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

Sep. 24, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Hanks became one of Hollywood's beloved actors through an array of likable roles, from "Big" to "Forrest Gump," and now his decorated career has earned him one of the highest honors at the Golden Globes next year. Hanks will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe...

Winfrey picks Ta-Nehisi Coates novel for her book club

Sep. 23, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ta-Nehisi Coates' first novel, "The Water Dancer," has been a long and eventful journey. Begun a decade ago, his chronicle of a slave with an extraordinary memory who joins the Underground Railroad is the result of countless drafts, a shift from multiple narrators to a single voice, some...

Apple rolls out new streaming TV service for $5 a month

Sep. 10, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price — $5 a month beginning on Nov. 1. Walt Disney Co. is launching its own assault on Netflix the same month, for just $7. It...

The Latest: Analyst calls Apple TV Plus price 'show stopper'

Sep. 10, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Apple product event (all times local): noon One analyst says Apple's $5-a-month price for its new Apple TV Plus streaming service is a "shot across the bow" to Netflix and Disney as competition heats up. Apple announced the price and a Nov. 1 launch date at an event...

Syracuse welcomes Central Park 5 member to coveted campus

Sep. 7, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

Through the eyes of a 14-year-old with a love of basketball and the trumpet in 1989, Syracuse University had everything Kevin Richardson would ever want in a college: Big East idols like Dwayne "Pearl" Washington and Derrick Coleman, along with the spirited band that played at games. "All of my friends, we all...

Memorials show California community's grief over boat fire

Sep. 5, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Just hours after a fire raced through a scuba diving boat, a memorial started sprouting up to commemorate the lives of 34 people who died trapped below decks. Days later, it has all but enveloped the sprawling harbor boardwalk where the boat, the Conception, once docked in...