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While Meghan Markle was preparing for her big wedding day, Oprah Winfrey was the one panicking.

Winfrey planned to wear a beige Stella McCartney dress for the royal wedding, but realized at the last minute, aka Friday morning, that her …

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Our Forever First Lady, Michelle Obama, has made it very clear that she has no interest in running for office. But there are 5 other Black women who could be our next President.

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Oprah Winfrey has been hit with a federal lawsuit that claims she stole an idea for a TV show from two unknown TV writers. According to reports, screenwriting team Shannan Lynette Wynn and Pastor Lester Eugene Barrie are suing …

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NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey‘s quarter-century run on daytime TV may be accompanied by a TV film dramatizing her life.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey wants to give an undiscovered talent a chance to follow in her footsteps on her new cable network.

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From HuffingtonPost.com:

Oprah dismissed Kitty Kelley’s controversial book about her at a luncheon Monday afternoon in New York.

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CHICAGO — The brother of Oscar winner Mo’Nique said Monday on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show that he molested the actress when they were children and he wants to apologize to her.

Gerald Imes said on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that the molestation continued for a year or two, starting when he was 13 and Mo’Nique was 7 or 8.

“I abused and betrayed the trust of another sibling, my sister, my blood sister,” Imes said. He apologized to the actress, saying “I’m sorry, Mo’Nique. I’m sorry.”

Imes said he decided to appear on Winfrey’s show to apologize to Mo’Nique and bring their family back together. Imes said he himself was molested and he was using drugs and alcohol at age 11.

“Hopefully somewhere, somehow as siblings we can come back together as brother and sister,” he said.

Mo’Nique has discussed her brother’s molestation in previous interviews. She hasn’t responded to a request for comment sent to her publicist. Winfrey said Mo’Nique didn’t want to be a part of the interview but gave Winfrey her blessing.

“She said if your expressing what you had done to her could save one family then it would be worth it,” Winfrey told Imes. Mo’Nique’s parents also appeared on the episode.

“It was such a heartbreaking thing to accept,” said her mother, Alice Imes.

Mo’Nique received the supporting actress Academy Award in March for her role in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.”

Updated 04.19.10, 1:54 p.m. – Oprah To Interview Mo’Nique’s Molesting Brother

From BlackVoices.com:

On Monday’s (April 19) episode of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show,’ the revered media maven will take the sexual-abusing sibling of Oscar winner Mo’Nique to task.

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