After years of struggle to shun those extra kilos, Oprah Winfrey has finally started a diet regimen on a larger scale, claiming she has a money spinning target.
The five-year deal with the former talk show host will bring in $43.2 million income to the company. Winfrey has bought 10% stake in the company for the purpose.
As the news broke, Weight Watchers shares reported an upsurge that touched almost double its core value. According to the deal, Winfrey will make use of an app designed by Weight Watchers and will be placed under a personal coach for the weight loss regimen.
The company officials said that Winfrey has given consent for her name being tagged on the advertisements, image and several promotional products.
Oprah Winfrey, American media personality, producer and talk show host, announced Tuesday that her Harpo Studios in Chicago will be shut down by the end of 2015.
Winfrey is moving its production work to Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) headquarters in Los Angeles. OWN was founded by the former 'queen of daytime' in 2011 in LA, and Winfrey's executives have spent the past four years traveling to Chicago and Hollywood. Now, she wants all her operations under one roof.
Winfrey, 61, said, “I’ve spent more hours in this building than I have any other building on Earth. We were here when there was nothing but hoes and rats on the street, and now it’s one of the hottest neighborhoods in Chicago”.
Los Angeles, April 10 : “The Late Show” host David Letterman made a prank call to media moghul Oprah Winfrey following a suggestion from Lindsay Lohan.
The actress calls Winfrey her mentor. She suggested the idea of a call to Winfrey.
"I think maybe I should just call her right now. Should we call Oprah," the 27-year-old actress asked Letterman.
The "2 Broke Girls" star encouraged the audience to chant "Op-rah! Op-rah! Op-rah!," prompting Letterman to call Winfrey.
Washington, March 17 : Oprah Winfrey's 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' studio is reportedly being sold to a developer for 32 million dollars.
According to a statement issued to Crain's Chicago Business, the studio has entered into a purchasing agreement with Sterling Bay and the transaction is expected to close in 30 days, the Fox reported.
However, the four-building studio, which had been used by Winfrey to film her show from 1990 to 2011, will be leased back to Harpo for two years and they will continue to produce programming for OWN. (ANI)
Los Angeles, June 28 : Chat show queen Oprah Winfrey has been voted as the most powerful celebrity in the world.
The 59-year-old topped the list of 100 most powerful celebrities in the world in a poll conducted by Forbes magazine, reports thesun. co. uk.
Singer Lady Gaga, known for her eccentric style of dressing, came second in the list. She was followed by Stephen Spielberg on third position, followed by Beyonce on fourth number and Madonna on fifth.
The top 20 celebrities is dominated by musicians. (IANS)
Los Angeles, June 13 : Actress-talk show host Oprah Winfrey is donating 12 million pounds to help build Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.
The 59-year-old star will have the facility's 350-seat theatre named after her as a special thanks, reports femalefirst. co. uk.
"I am so proud of African American history and its contributions to our nation as a whole. I am deeply appreciative of those who paved the path for me and all who follow in their footsteps," said Winfrey.
Sydney, Jan. 15 : Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong has confessed that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, a person familiar with the situation has revealed.
Armstrong made the confession during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, which is to be broadcast on Thursday.
According to news. com. au, Armstrong was stripped of all seven Tour titles last year after a voluminous US Anti-Doping Agency report that showed him as a `ruthless competitor, willing to go to any lengths to win the prestigious race'.
In what can be seen as an encouraging endorsement for Microsoft's own-branded first Windows tablet - `Surface' -, well-known former talk show hostess Oprah Winfrey has added the device to her `Favorite Things of the year' list announced this week.
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan accompanied with US talk show host Oprah Winfrey in MumbaiSubmitted by Kiran Pahwa on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:07
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan accompanied with US talk show host Oprah Winfrey in MumbaiSubmitted by Kiran Pahwa on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:06
Mumbai, Jan 17 - Megastar Amitabh Bachchan must be having several chauffers at his disposal, but he decided to drive international talk show queen Oprah Winfrey himself to a party organised in her honour here Monday night.
Upon her arrival in the country's entertainment capital, Winfrey went to visit the Bachchan residence Jalsa to meet Abhishek and Aishwarya's two month-old daughter, nicknamed Beti B.
Mumbai, Jan 17 - It was an action-packed evening for B-town, thanks to a party to welcome international talk show queen Oprah Winfrey here.
Preity Zinta, who was on the star-studded guest list too, enjoyed the party, but it turned into a bad experience when her car ended up getting damaged due to paparazzi.
"Would have been a perfect evening until the press jumped all over the car n nearly got some1 killed n my car damaged n scratched.. Bachaao! (sic)," she tweeted after coming out of the party.
Mumbai, Jan 17 - She is known for hosting the who's who of the world on her talk show, and on her maiden visit to India, Oprah Winfrey was greeted by top-notch Indian socialites and Bollywood glitterati including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, superstar Shah Rukh Khan, and her ever favourite Aishwarya Rai at a private party here Monday night.
The party, hosted at socialite Parmeshwar Godrej's residence here, saw an impressive footfall from B-Town, and also saw others like novelist Shobhaa De and jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali.
London, August 5 : Hollywood is questioning the controversial decision to felicitate Oprah Winfrey with an honorary Oscar, despite her spending the lion's share of her career in television.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to give away a statuette to the chat show queen as the winner of the `Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award'.
Oprah Winfrey, one of the richest women in the world, still remains a mystery lady for many for her personal relationships and family background. In fact, the 56-year old billionaire woman is also surprised when recently she discovered that she has a half sister named Patricia.
Piers Morgan is a famous British journalist and previous editor of the broadsheets like News Of The World and Daily Mirror. He was a rather irritable but powerful adjudicator on 'America’s Got Talent'.
Chat show queen, Oprah Winfrey will be the guest of the first episode of British journalist Piers Morgan’s television talk show, claims reports in the media. ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ begins on the CNN television network on the 17th of this month and the famous journalist from Britain has announced that he will be interviewing Oprah Winfrey on the very first episode of his show. The audience is expected to tune in to CNN on 17th January night primarily to see how Oprah Winfrey fares when she is asked questions, because people all over the world are accustomed to watching Oprah Winfrey wielding the mike!
The Sydney Morning Herald declared that Oprah Winfrey is not good for physical condition for the reason that she encourages anti-vaccination and pseudoscience experts.
The AMA held that hospitals will be optimistic to deceive on their data. This is because the Commonwealth is paying $108 million concert bonuses to states for having summit elective surgery targets.
The West Australian assumed that in it near about 20% of the governments subsidized residential aged care places have been taken up by sources for the reason that they are money-wise unviable.
Oprah Winfrey, the queen of day time TV reigns supreme in the hearts of her viewers despite many odds. Winfrey dons many hats and those of an American TV host, actress, movie producer and philanthropist are just a few that befit her. She is also credited for propelling her talk show to dizzy heights of success. The multi award winning `Oprah Winfrey Show' is now on its last legs having seen tremendous popularity and its absence on the ABC owned channels across the United States of America is likely to be felt next year onwards.
Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has topped Forbes magazine's list of the 'World's Most Powerful Celebrities' during 2010.
The list, which is based on earnings and media exposure, witnessed Winfrey beating Angelina Jolie off the top spot of Forbes's annual Celebrity 100 list and down right till spot number 18.
Beyonce Knowles remains on the second place, while James Cameron stands on the third position for his Avatar feat. Lady Gaga was the highest new entry at four - thanks to a global tour and endorsement deals.