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Oprah's latest book pick: debut novelist Ayana Mathis

Ayana Mathis

The author is "permanently stunned" that Winfrey chose 'The Twelve Tribes of Hattie' ... Oprah Winfrey likes to surprise authors. So Ayana Mathis was purposely misled. She was told that the book editor of O: The Oprah Magazine wanted to talk to her briefly about Mathis' debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, about a troubled black family between 1923 and 1980.


Lance Armstrong admits doping to Oprah

Lance Armstrong confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, reversing more than a decade of denial.


Winfrey’s Low-Rated Cable Channel Is Poised to Break Through

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The cable channel benefited from Lance Armstrong’s confessional interview and a deal to collect subscriber fees from some of the country’s biggest satellite and cable operators.


Lance Armstrong to admit to doping, multiple sources report

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong will admit to doping in his upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey, multiple sources are reporting. Armstrong, who has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency brought forth a case in October that included evidence of cheating, has agreed to a "no-holds-barred" interview with Winfrey, who will broadcast the event Thursday on her Oprah Winfrey Network as well as streaming at oprah.com.


Novelist's Debut Is Newest Pick for Oprah's Book Club

Ayana Mathis

It is a dream come true for a first-time novelist: a call from Oprah Winfrey with the news that your novel has been chosen for her book club. That dream recently came true for Ayana Mathis, the author of “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” (Alfred A. Knopf). Ms. Winfrey announced Wednesday that she has chosen the novel for the book club famously associated with her former TV talk show. In response to the endorsement, the publishers increased the book’s first printing to 125,000 copies.


Oprah Winfrey Seeks to Bolster a Flagging Empire

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Trying to bolster her media empire, Oprah Winfrey has been seeking to attract younger audiences to her magazine, which has experienced a decline in advertising revenue since her talk show ended.


Rihanna admits to Oprah Winfrey that she still loves Chris Brown

We already knew, based on the preview clip released last week, that Oprah Winfrey would ask Rihanna about Chris Brown during her interview with the pop star on Sunday’s “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” We also knew that Rihanna would get a bit teary while admitting that, in the aftermath of Brown assaulting her in 2009, she was deeply concerned about his well-being.


Discovery CEO: OWN on Track to Reach Profitability in Back Half of 2013

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OWN, the cable network joint venture of Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications, "remains on track" to reach profitability in the back-half of 2013, Discovery CEO David Zaslav said Tuesday. Previously, the company had promised that the network would reach cash flow break-even some time during the second half of next year and then post profits.


Oprah interviews the Romneys

Mitt Romney had a high-profile houseguest while at his New Hampshire vacation home this weekend: Oprah Winfrey. CBS News has confirmed that Winfrey sat down with Romney and his wife, Ann, Friday at his lakefront home in Wolfeboro, N.H. The interview, first reported by the New York Times, will be published in Winfrey's magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine.


Oprah's book club is back

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Oprah Winfrey — once an unrivaled force in selling books — is back. Her impact can be seen on USA TODAY's Best-Selling books list as Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild, the first title in Winfrey's relaunched club (announced June 1), rises from No. 92 to No. 14.


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