Oprah Winfrey

Open Post: Oprah Admits She Wanted to Be White


Media mogul Oprah Winfrey once admitted she wanted to be white, which explains a lot.

Oprah, 65, made headlines last week when she interviewed Michael Jackson’s two accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck in her special called “After Neverland”. Both men appeared in the controversial HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, in which they claimed Jackson molested them as youngsters.

Jackson died of respiratory and cardiac arrest following a propofol overdose in 2009 at age 50.

Oprah’s interview with Robson and Safechuck was empathetic and supportive. She even denounced Jackson who was acquitted of similar accusations after a 14-week molestation trial in 2005.

Now an old Oprah interview has resurfaced in the Internet graveyard where nothing stays buried forever.

In the old Barbara Walters interview, that originally aired in 1988, Oprah explained that she once wished she was white.

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Divorce, Drama, Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey’s Stepmother tells all in bombshell interview!!


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Barbara Winfrey was married to Oprah Winfrey’s father, Vernon Winfrey for 14 years and after 14 years of marriage and Vernon cheating on Barbara with a known prostitute name “one tooth” the couple both filed for divorce. Unbeknownst to Barbara, Vernon complained to Oprah and Stedman how he was unhappy in his marriage.

Now Barbara is telling all in the media of how Oprah never like her; dealt with her from a distance, Oprah’s loveless relationship with Stedman Graham, her controlling and unhealthy friendship with best friend Gayle King and how Oprah’s brand is caring, giving and compassion, while she is privately; the complete opposite. Barbara states that all of Oprah’s relationships are secured with Confidentiality Agreements, based on Oprah’s terms of control.

Barbara’s gripe is, she’s now being evicted from the home she shared with Vernon Winfrey although Vernon moved out of the home before filing for divorce and Oprah’s name is on the deed to the home because it was gifted to Barbara and Oprah’s father after they married. The home Barbara shared with Vernon was purchased by Oprah’s Company, Overground Railroad LLC. So in all actuality, it was a gift in the meantime and as long as Barbara and Oprah’s father Vernon, remained husband and wife.

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Oprah has since purchased another home for her father and has evicted Barbara (pictured here), giving her until May 29th to vacate the premises. Barbara is devastated because this was a home she thought was theirs.

It’s a real sob story on Barbara’s part however, Oprah is a business woman by right and a billionaire by design and I don’t blame her one bit for protecting every aspect of her relationships because where money is involved everyone has a motive.

Oprah Winfrey, Prejudice, Racist, Travel & Vacation

Swiss store clerk issues apology for refusing to show Oprah a handbag she thought was too ‘expensive’ for her…


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As I mentioned on my show the other night.

A Swiss high-end boutique issued an apology to American media mogul Oprah Winfrey after a clerk there refused to show Winfrey a handbag she thought was too expensive for her. Obviously the clerk didn’t know who Oprah was and refused to take the bag out of the case.

Oprah was in Zürich, Switzerland to attend Tina Turner’s wedding at the time and is now busy promoting her latest film, ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’.

Oprah said: “I was in Zurich the other day, in a store whose name I will not mention. I didn’t have my eyelashes on, but I was in full Oprah Winfrey gear. I had my little Donna Karan skirt and my little sandals. But obviously ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ is not shown in Zurich.

“I go into a store and I say to the woman, ‘Excuse me, could I see the bag right above your head?’ and she says to me, ‘No. It’s too expensive.’”

The saleswoman went on to suggest she look at cheaper bags. ‘I left the store but it proves that racism is still an issue,’ Oprah added.

‘There’s two different ways to handle it. I could’ve had the whole blow-up thing… but racism still exists, of course it does.’

The handbag in question was on sale for £24,460 and was locked in a cabinet to prevent shoplifting.

Oprah Winfrey, Television Ratings, Television Sitcoms, Tyler Perry

OWN’s ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ Draws Record Ratings But Poor Reviews


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Viewers loved the premiere of Tyler Perry’s ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ on Oprah’s OWN Network. The series premiere drew record ratings for Tyler and Oprah’s joint partnership. But the critics reviews of the show were brutal.

The show’s stars, Tika Sumpter, left, Renee Lawless and John Schneider helped to make “The Haves and the Have Nots” the network’s highest-rated premiere “ever,” according to a release from OWN.

“The Haves and the Have Nots” is typical of Tyler Perry’s obsession with glorifying the greedy “haves” while pitying the needy “have-nots” in his films.

Los Angeles Times critic Mary McNamara called the show “so awful that the awfulness appears intentional.”

From LA Times:

The 9 p.m. airing delivered 1.77 million viewers (1.57 million of them women age 25-54). The second episode at 10 p.m. grew to 1.8 million viewers (1.67 million were women 25-54).

However, initial reviews for the series were not kind. OWN did not send the show out to critics prior to its premiere, mirroring Perry’s policy of not allowing his films to be pre-screened for reviewers.

Brian Lowry of Variety called the show “claustrophobically cheap, not to mention poorly written and indifferently acted.” He added that the show could potentially damage Winfrey’s legacy of uplift and self-empowerment.

Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times was even more scathing, calling the show “so awful that the awfulness appears intentional. Except that might make it interesting, and it just isn’t.”

Celebrity news, Fan mail, Oprah Winfrey, Television/Radio

Jennifer Hudson on Oprah’s Next Chapter


A reader emailed me to express her disgust at singer Jennifer Hudson for allowing her sister to appear on Oprah’s Next Chapter looking like she’s going to a backyard barbecue. The segment of Oprah’s Next Chapter was taped at Jennifer’s home, and will air on Sept. 9.

The reader criticized everything about Julia Hudson — from her quick weave and morbid obesity to her casual attire. I know everyone grieves differently but not all things are appropriate.

Blog Queen:

Please post a picture from the interview Jennifer Hudson filmed with Oprah Winfrey. You should see this picture Jennifer’s sister Julia look a haut @ mess!!! I’m not so much against her being heavy-set but she look like she just don’t care. I always wondered why J Hud didn’t introduce her sister to weight watchers but did it with her cousins. Does Julia just not care? Or is she just fat and lazy? Please post the picture I would like my fellow CEO readers to weigh in on this.