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FILE - This March 25, 2019 file photo shows Oprah Winfrey during an event to announce new Apple products in Cupertino, Calif. Winfrey says she’s playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. The 66-year-old entertainment icon said that she has been quarantining and practicing social distancing at her home. Winfrey has been busy working despite being stuck at home. She interviewed actor Idris Elba, who tested positive for the coronavirus, through FaceTime for an episode of

Oprah on coronavirus: 'Playing it as safe as I possibly can'

Mar. 27, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she’s playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. The 66-year-old entertainment icon told The Associated Press on Friday that she has been quarantining and practicing social distancing at her home — even if that means longtime partner...

FILE - This June 4, 2018 file photo shows DJ D-Nice, whose real name is Derrick Jones, at the 13th Annual Apollo Theater Spring Gala After Party in New York. DJ D-Nice started playing music live on Instagram amid countless closures due the worldwide pandemic. At first, the audience for his hours-long sets was no more than a few hundred, mainly friends. But as word spread, it grew to thousands and it drew celebrities like Janet Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama and Drake. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)

DJ D-Nice unites during the pandemic, one beat at a time

Mar. 24, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When DJ D-Nice decided to start playing music live on Instagram amid countless closures due the worldwide pandemic, he did it in part to ease his loneliness and boredom given his own gigs had dried up. At first, the audience for his hours-long sets was no more than a few hundred, mainly...

FILE - This Feb. 8, 2020 file photo shows Oprah Winfrey speaking at

Poets & Writers cancels 50th anniversary gala in Manhattan

Mar. 10, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Poets & Writers has called off its 50th anniversary gala, where guests of honor included Oprah Winfrey. The non-profit organization cited the coronavirus outbreak as the reason for cancelling the March 16 gathering in Manhattan. “We're sorely disappointed, but made this decision...

FILE - This Feb. 8, 2020 file photo shows Oprah Winfrey speaking at

Winfrey reversed upcoming book selection after controversy

Mar. 5, 2020 3:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey reversed her book club selection of Kate Elizabeth Russell’s upcoming “My Dark Vanessa” after the novel was briefly the subject of online controversy, a spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. "Ultimately we did not end up moving forward with it as a book club...

Critics of Oprah book club title put new novel on trial

Mar. 5, 2020 12:27 PM EST

TUSCON, Arizona (AP) — When Oprah Winfrey chose the novel “American Dirt” for her book club, she imagined engaging in an impassioned television dialog about the narrative, which follows a Mexican mother and her son fleeing to the United States. Instead, Winfrey ended up organizing a show that...

In this Feb. 13, 2020 photo released by Apple, Oprah Winfrey, right, hosts a taping of Oprah's Book Club with Jeanine Cummins, author of

Critics of Oprah book club title put new novel on trial

Mar. 5, 2020 12:03 PM EST

TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — When Oprah Winfrey chose the novel “American Dirt” for her book club, she imagined engaging in an impassioned television dialog about the narrative, which follows a Mexican mother and her son fleeing to the United States. Instead, Winfrey ended up organizing a show that...

In this Feb. 13, 2020 photo, Oprah Winfrey, left, and “American Dirt

Winfrey and Cummins talk "American Dirt" and lessons learned

Mar. 4, 2020 4:38 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Everything about her latest book club pick, “American Dirt,” was a surprise for Oprah Winfrey. Praised early on as a modern version of “The Grapes of Wrath,” Jeanine Cummins' novel about a Mexican mother and child fleeing to the U.S, border was strongly...

This Aug. 26, 2015 photo released by the Television Academy shows Lee Phillip Bell at the Television Academy's 67th Emmy Daytime Peer Group Celebration in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bell, who co-created “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” and hosted her own daytime talk show in Chicago for 33 years, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 91. (Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy via AP)

Lee Phillip Bell, co-creator of popular soaps, dies at 91

Feb. 27, 2020 12:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lee Phillip Bell, who co-created “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” and hosted her own daytime talk show in Chicago for 33 years, has died. She was 91. Bell died Tuesday of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles, according to Eva...

Author Edwidge Danticat wins $20,000 Story Prize

Feb. 26, 2020 9:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Edwidge Danticat had an eventful Wednesday, praised for work both past and current. Hours after the American Academy of Arts and Letters announced that she was among this year's new members of the venerable honor society, Danticat became the first two-time winner of the Story Prize, a...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, Disney CEO Robert Iger arrives at the world premiere of

Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down in surprise announcement

Feb. 25, 2020 6:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney CEO Bob Iger, who steered the company's absorption of Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel and Fox's entertainment businesses and the launch of a Netflix challenger, is stepping down immediately, the company said in a surprise announcement Tuesday. The Walt Disney Co. named as his replacement...