Sue Monk Kidd’s next novel imagines a married Jesus
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"...
Oprah to give $13 million more for aid at black college
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...
Tyler Perry christens new studio with help of Oprah, others
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...
Winfrey shocks fundraisers with $1M donation for students
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.
Winfrey picks Ta-Nehisi Coates novel for her book club
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...
Oprah Winfrey launching wellness arena tour in early 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is taking her motivational spirit on the road early next year with an arena tour to promote a healthier lifestyle.
Rushdie creates modern Don Quixote for tale of love, family
"Quichotte" (Random House), by Salman Rushdie
Good news! You don't have to read Cervantes' masterwork to enjoy Salman Rushdie's modern reinvention. You'll probably pick up on hundreds of...
Stedman Graham visits prison for leadership talk to inmates
BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Before meeting his longtime partner, megastar Oprah Winfrey, Stedman Graham worked as a guard in a Chicago prison — and on Wednesday, for the first time in about 40 years,...
‘David Makes Man’ explores the power of a teen’s imagination
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When Michael B. Jordan first met with "Moonlight" writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, the two surprisingly discovered through an emotional conversation that both had more in...
Oprah Winfrey praises her late friend and idol Toni Morrison
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey praised her late friend and idol, Toni Morrison, hailing the best-selling author's "confidence and self-assuredness and nobility."
Williamson rides stream of consciousness to debate spotlight
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is calling for revolution. Marianne Williamson would rather see a psychic, "moral uprising."
The 67-year-old self-help author and spiritual adviser to Oprah...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Oprah Winfrey surprised the Maui Humane Society with a visit to thank the organization for evacuating animals during a wildfire, a report said.
Tayari Jones wins Women’s Prize for ‘An American Marriage’
LONDON (AP) — Tayari Jones won the Women's Prize for fiction on Wednesday with "An American Marriage," her story of a family torn apart by the U.S. judicial system.
Brandon Maxwell, Rick Owens take top CFDA fashion awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Maxwell, the Texas-born designer known for his longtime collaboration with Lady Gaga as well as for dressing other famous women like Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Meghan...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mindy Kaling is taking a different path with her next book.
The actress and writer plans to release her third collection of essays through Amazon.com's Amazon Original...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey tells college graduates in Colorado small steps lead to big accomplishments.
Winfrey gave the commencement speech Sunday at Colorado College. The...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey announced she's giving $500,000 to an initiative at a New Jersey high school that's aimed at keeping kids off the streets.
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey will give the commencement address to Colorado College graduates on Sunday.
The Gazette reports Winfrey had planned to simply attend graduation...
Oprah says U.S. needs ‘open arms, not closed borders’
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple users will be able to subscribe to HBO, Showtime and a handful of other channels directly through Apple's new TV app, bypassing the need to download or launch a separate...
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Oprah Winfrey gets emotional at Hollywood empowerment event
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey may have been the main honoree at The Hollywood Reporter's inaugural Empowerment in Entertainment luncheon, but it was a group of underprivileged high school...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The campy "Beach Blanket Babylon" musical revue that has been a must-see for San Francisco tourists for 45 years is coming to an end.
Oprah Winfrey keynotes annual Women in the World summit
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says it's time for women in the world to set the agenda.
The philanthropist and former talk show host made the remarks during her keynote speech Wednesday night...
LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says Britain's Prince Harry will be partnering with Oprah Winfrey to create a documentary series on mental health for Apple's new streaming service.
Pro-KKK editor says Alabama paper is sold, but to whom?
LINDEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama newspaperman who drew widespread condemnation after a recent editorial embracing the Ku Klux Klan says he has sold his little weekly paper — but the new owner's...
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23rd Annual Webby Award nominees announced
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple, Spotify, Instagram and some of the year's most talked-about personalities are among those nominated for the 23rd annual Webby Awards for lighting up the internet through...
Oprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple trotted out few details on its long-awaiting streaming service on Monday, but it didn't skimp on high-wattage celebrity.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Apple's streaming TV event (all times local):
Apple says the new services it's launching will respect your digital boundaries.
Alicia Keys memoir ‘More Myself’ coming on November
NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys has a memoir coming out in November, to be published by Oprah Winfrey's imprint.
Flatiron Books announced Wednesday that Keys' "More Myself" will be released Nov....
Kelly interview becomes a spotlight moment for Gayle King
NEW YORK (AP) — Gayle King's composure during an interview with an emotional R. Kelly about the sex abuse charges against the singer likely helped her more than any answers helped him.
Oprah makes McCartney scream in Paris as McQueen heads North
PARIS (AP) — Words were almost inaudible amid the screams when Stella McCartney presented her collection at Paris Fashion Week Monday, which toyed with draping and upcycling.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland woman whose death last year was blamed on an attack by a panhandler was actually killed by her husband and his adult daughter, police said Sunday.
Winfrey to interview Jackson accusers in post-film special
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Oprah Winfrey interview with two men who say Michael Jackson sexually abused them as boys will air immediately after a documentary on the men.
Oprah-backed Weight Watchers tumbles on profit warning
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey stands to see the value of her investment in Weight Watchers shrink after the company said it hasn't signed up as many subscribers as it hoped this winter and expects...
Brazil’s #metoo moment: Spiritual guru accused of sex abuse
ABADIANIA, Brazil (AP) — For over 40 years, spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria drew people from all over the world to this small city in central Brazil, offering treatment for everything from depression to cancer.
His work was both praised — Oprah Winfrey called de Faria "inspiring" while visiting in 2012 — and heavily scrutinized. Now, de Faria, who goes by the name "Joao de Deus," or "John of God," is in trouble with the law.
Beto O’Rourke says he’ll decide on 2020 run by month’s end
NEW YORK (AP) — Breaking months of near-silence about his political future, Democrat Beto O'Rourke said Tuesday that he would announce his decision about a 2020 presidential run "before the end of the month" and suggested he's leaning toward it.
The Latest: O’Rourke to decide on 2020 run this month
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Democrat Beto O'Rourke and his interview with Oprah Winfrey (all times local):
Democrat Beto O'Rourke says he'll announce whether he'll run for president "before the end of the month."
In an interview Tuesday with Oprah Winfrey, the former Texas congressman indicated he's leaning toward a bid even though family considerations could persuade him otherwise.
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How long can O’Rourke wait as 2020 pace picks up around him?
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — You won't see Beto O'Rourke announce whether he's running for president in 2020 for a while. But you may see him do almost anything else in the meantime.
"So, I'm here at the dentist," the former Democrat congressman said with a giggle during a teeth-cleaning seen live on Instagram last week, before quizzing the dental hygienist about life along the U.S.-Mexico border.
O’Rourke to do Oprah Winfrey interview amid 2020 speculation
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke will head to New York next month for a live interview with Oprah Winfrey as he continues to mull a 2020 presidential run.
O'Rourke will be part of "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square" on Feb. 5. He'll speak to Winfrey one-on-one as part of an event featuring others, including actors Bradley Cooper and Michael B. Jordan.
The Latest: Montecito marks anniversary of deadly mudslide
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a ceremony marking the anniversary of a deadly California mudslide (all times local):
Hundreds of people, including Oprah Winfrey, have turned out for a candlelight ceremony marking the anniversary of the deadly Montecito mudslide in California.
KSBY-TV says survivors were among those who gathered Wednesday night at a park.
An awards show crossroads 1 year after the Time’s Up Globes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — To misquote "A Star Is Born," awards shows were far from shallow in 2018. Many confronted sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry head on, but as a new year kicks off with the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday one question lingers: Will it continue for another year?
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From Trump to #MeToo, publishing made headlines in 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — The publishing world made headlines in 2018, and not always by design. A wave of best-sellers offered damaging accounts of Donald Trump's White House, a million-selling memoir by Michelle Obama had readers longing for the previous administration and a political thriller by former President Bill Clinton had some taking a closer look at a White House scandal from the 1990s. Meanwhile, some of the country's top writers were called out for sexual harassment and a Dystopian novel written in the 1980s seemed ever more timely.
Oprah Winfrey praises Toni Morrison at Manhattan dinner gala
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey was in town to praise one of her idols, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison.
"It's impossible to actually imagine the American literary landscape without a Toni Morrison," Winfrey said Tuesday night during a dinner gala in downtown Manhattan hosted by the Center for Fiction, which named Morrison the winner of a lifetime achievement award. "She is our conscience, she is our seer, she is our truth-teller."
Obama extends tour as sales for ‘Becoming’ top 3 million
NEW YORK (AP) — Sales for Michelle Obama's memoir have topped 3 million and the former first lady is extending her book tour into 2019.
"Becoming," published four weeks ago, is among the fastest-selling nonfiction books in history and already among the best-selling political memoirs of all time.
Brazil police to investigate spiritual healer
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A special task force will investigate accusations by 10 women that they were sexually abused by a self-styled spiritual healer at his clinic in Brazil's central-western state of Goias, police said Monday.
The accusations against Joao Teixeira de Faria, known as John of God, were made Saturday night on the Globo TV network.