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Oprah Winfrey's O magazine will cease monthly printing after 20 years. The news comes amid reports that Hearst Magazines' president quit amid sexual abuse allegations.

According to Business of Fashion, the staff of Oprah's magazine were informed of the decision on Friday, July 24.

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The magazine was a joint venture between Oprah, 66, Harpo, Inc. and Hearst Magazines, and is known for its Oprah-centered content, the book of the month club and the annual Oprah's Favorite Things gift guide.

The magazine's readership -- mostly white women -- speculate that the magazine folded due to allegations of sexual misconduct against Troy Young, who resigned as president of Hearst magazines.

The announcement of Young's resignation came a day after the New York Times reported the 52-year-old's "bullying or harassing" behavior which include making indecent remarks to female employees.

In one case, he reportedly sent unsolicited p0rnography to an editor. Young, who was named editor in 2018, sent a note to staffers saying he was "sorry" for the comments he made and he never realized how offensive they were.

"I am sorry and I'm committed to the work I need to do here," he said in his note, which was published by the New York Times.

Hearst president and CEO Steven R. Swartz said the magazine isn't going away completely. It will become "digital-centric" with more emphasis on the O magazine website run by a smaller staff.

"This is a natural next step for the brand, which has grown to an online audience of 8 million, extending its voice and vision with video and social content," a spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. "We will continue to invest in this platform as the brand grows and evolves into one that is more digitally centric."

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Chrissy Teigen locked her Twitter.com account after an anonymous activist group retweeted her old posts that seem to suggest she may have a predilection for young children.

Earlier this week, the former model blocked 1 million of her 14 million Twitter followers and deleted over 60,000 posts after some of her suspect tweets went viral.

Chrissy, 34 vigorously denied allegations that she is a pedophile or that her name is on convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's "Lolita Express" flight logs.

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Chrissy's husband, John Legend, was also listed on one of the flight logs which were part of the federal case against Epstein before he took his own life in a Manhattan jail cell last year.

"I have never even met the man. Or been to the island. Or on the plane," Chrissy tweeted on July 10.

"I have block chained over one million people, ONE MILLION people today and I am still flooded with sick psychopaths. So please, spare me the 'just ignore them, they're just trolls,'" Teigen, 34, tweeted Tuesday.

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"I actually deleted 60,000 tweets because I cannot f**king STAND you idiots anymore and I'm worried for my family. Finding me talking about (TV series) toddlers and tiaras in 2013 and thinking you're some sort of f**king operative."

She added: "everyone thinking I'm guilty because I'm defensive. You understand you are calling me a pedophile, correct?”

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Chrissy's old tweets were screencapped and shared on social media for all to see. In one tweet, she noted how "sexy young girls are doing the splits" and that she should "put myself in jail".

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In another tweet, she discussed how "sexy" toddlers' tummies are. "Are they meant to be this sexy?" she wrote, referring to toddlers.

When a little boy was a contestant in a beauty pageant she was watching, Chrissy tweeted, "Yummy ... eye candy at last."

After her old tweets went viral, Chrissy went on a furious blocking spree and she sought help from a friend to bulk delete all of her problematic tweets.

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She portrayed herself as the victim, complaining to Twitter support to "do something" about the anonymous group QAnon, whose members unearthed her old tweets.

"If Twitter doesn't do something about this *actually scary* harassment, I am gonna have to go," she wrote.

Other celebrities and high-profile public figures are also scrubbing their Twitter timelines and DMs.

There is a rumor that Twitter locked down "blue checks" or verified accounts to prevent them from deleting direct messages that may contain damning evidence.

The list below shows the names of the celebrities and politicians who allegedly hitched a ride on the Lolita Express.

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The stars include power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z, TV mogul Oprah, mega producer Pharrell Williams, former President Barack Obama, and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.

Actor Will Smith's name also showed up on one of the flight names. Interestingly, his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith's name was not on the list.

It should be noted that the Lolita Express is not a charter service that celebrities could rent. The plane made return trips to Epstein's private island where children allegedly awaited his guests.
 

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Oprah Winfrey is concerned that the CDC is not being totally honest about the number of Black people killed by the coronavirus.

Winfrey said the coronavirus outbreak continued to have a devastating impact on Black communities and she's concerned that people aren't getting the message about the risk of asymptomatic carriers.

"It's all these people [asymptomatic carriers], who perhaps could be carriers, Winfrey said.

In an interview with CBS This Morning on Tuesday, Winfrey said it was important for Black people to understand that preexisting conditions including diabetes and asthma put them at greater risk if they contract the virus.

Earlier this month, Winfrey announced she is donating $10 million to Black people in chocolate cities across the country.

"It's not only ravaging our community, but people who have preexisting conditions, which I think people didn't hear that," she said.

Winfrey, previously revealed she was diagnosed with pneumonia in September. She worries that her lungs aren't strong enough to survive contracting the virus.

"So the moment I heard preexisting conditions, I'm like, 'lock the door, nobody coming in here,'" she said.

Many Black adult Americans have higher rates of diabetes, obesity and asthma, which makes them more vulnerable then their African brothers and sisters.

Some Black Americans also don't go in for annual physicals or seek out medical treatment until they are sick.

COVID-19 causes mild symptoms or no symptoms in most healthy adults. The virus causes acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and potentially fatal pneumonia among the elderly, particularly those with chronic illnesses such as respiratory and heart problems, obesity, and smokers.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:

1. Do not touch your face with unwashed hands
2. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow
5. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
6. When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional

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Oprah Winfrey isn't taking any chances amid the coronavirus outbreak that infected over 46,000 people in the United States.

Oprah, 66, said Stedman Graham, 69, was "late to the party" so he is living in the couple's guest house to help prevent either of them contracting coronavirus.

"Stedman is at the guest house," she told viewers during an Instagram livestream. "You all know I had pneumonia late last year and you can still hear the raspiness in my throat sometimes. And I just got off antibiotics last week and so Stedman was late to the party. Stedman didn’t arrive from Chicago until Thursday and he was speaking in St. Louis on Saturday and he's been on planes."

Oprah insisted the decision to distance himself was his idea.

"(He) was like, 'What's the procedure for coming home?' And I was like, 'You ain't coming in here and sleeping in my bed. It doesn’t work that way... Social distancing doesn't mean you can go sleep in a bed with someone after you got off American Airlines.' We can not play those games."

According to the billionaire TV mogul: "I leave food on the doorstep... He's happy to have me safe. We just take him dinner and we take him breakfast."

The couple is following advice from the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) officials, who are advising people to practice social distancing and stay at home in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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Actor Idris Elba's wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, deliberately ignored the advice of experts after he tested positive. Sabrina, who tested positive days later, said she refused to maintain distance because she wanted to be with her husband.

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Rumors spread like wildfire last night that American media magnate Oprah Winfrey was arrested for her role in a sex trafficking ring that operated out of a South Florida mansion.

Late Tuesday night, Oprah's name began trending on Twitter.com. A conspiracy theory that sprouted on Facebook last week claimed federal agents raided Oprah's South Florida home, and that she had been arrested for sex trafficking.

The conspiracy theorists, devotees of QAnon, say an anonymous government official named 'Q' secretly unsealed documents and is sharing messages and symbols that serve as evidence of a hidden plot to overthrow President Trump, according to The Washington Post.

The QAnon devotees - all overzealous Trump supporters - believe that many elite politicians, millionaires, a few billionaires, and celebrities belong to an international cabal of pedophiles and will soon be arrested.

The rumormongers swear that Oprah had been named as one of the bigwigs in documents that were unsealed in the Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein sex abuse cases.

But Oprah, 66, denied everything after the rumors began trending last night.

"Just got a phone call that my name is trending. And being trolled for some awful FAKE thing. It's NOT TRUE. Haven't been raided, or arrested. Just sanitizing and self distancing with the rest of the world. Stay safe everybody. [prayer emoji]
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) March 18, 2020."

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In a viral Facebook post, the author claimed the coronavirus "is the biggest covert U.S. intelligence operation that the world has ever seen."

The author predicted that the disease would provide cover for the arrests of prominent individuals including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Oprah Winfrey, and actor Tom Hanks, who was recently released from a hospital along with his wife, Rita Wilson, after they both tested positive for the virus in Australia.

The QAnon conspiracy theories gained momentum after U.S. President Donald Trump retweeted user photos of yellow police tape surrounding Oprah's Mediterranean villa in Boca Raton, Florida on Sunday.

The images claimed feds were "excavating the property and digging up tunnels" that were supposedly used as an underground railroad for sex traffickers to ferry children to the mansions of millionaires in the wealthy enclave of Boca.

Oprah owns many fabulous properties around the world, but none of them are in Florida, according to The Post.

Director Ava DuVernay rushed to Oprah's defense on Twitter.

"Trolls + bots began this disgusting rumor. Mean-spirited minds kept it going. #Oprah has worked for decades on behalf of others. Given hundreds of millions to individuals + causes in need. Shared her own abuse as a child to help folks heal. Shame on all who participated in this."

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Viola Davis confesses she wanted to look more like Oprah Winfrey as a younger woman at the beginning of her acting career.

The Oscar-winning 'Fences' star says she loved the media mogul's confidence and beauty at the 1986 Academy Awards, and she dreamed of looking just like her.

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"I wanted to look like Oprah, especially when she went to the Oscars for The Color Purple," Davis tells People magazine. "I thought she was the most beautiful [woman].

But the 54-year-old reveals she never told that to Oprah's face, now that they've become good friends.

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"I never told her that," she adds. "Literally, Oprah went to one of my weddings and I never had the guts to say, 'Oprah, I was always trying to look like you!'"

Viola admits she has more confidence in herself now and she's happy with the beautiful African woman she sees in the mirror.

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"Now, I don't want to look like anyone other than me," she adds. "I love embracing my nose and my lips. It's like all of a sudden, I was like, 'Viola, that's what your lips always looked like? Why'd you have a problem with that?' I love wearing red lipstick, which took me a long time, because I think my lips are fabulous."

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Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent mocked Oprah Winfrey after the 66-year-old media mogul took a nasty tumble onstage over the weekend.

The media maven was discussing the importance of balance in life at Saturday's Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour when she stumbled and fell.

An aide rushed to help Oprah to her feet as she laughed off the ironic incident and blamed the misstep on her low heeled shoes

While the fall didn't injure the television guru, the response to her fall was shocking to many decent people.

Once again, misogynistic rappers led the way with inappropriate comments about a senior citizen who fell and nearly fractured her hips.

Rappers Snoop Dogg, 48, and 50 Cent, 44, poked fun at Oprah, with the "Gin & Juice" rapper tweeting: "Michael (Jackson) and Kobe (Bryant) blew a gust of wind. Balance."

Fiddy jokingly suggested Michael Jackson’s ghost tripped Oprah and made her fall.

Snoop followed that with: "God don't like ugly."

The comments come after both rappers feuded with Oprah over her decision to go "after black men" accused of sex crimes.

"I don't understand why Oprah is going after black men. No Harvey Weinstein, No Epstein, just Micheal jackson and Russell Simmons this s–t is sad," the rapper, real name Curtis James Jackson III, wrote at the time.

Oprah has since canceled the Jackson project. She also withdrew from a documentary about mogul Russel Simmons, 62, who was accused of sexually assaulting nearly a dozen women.
 

 

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Black Twitter is dragging Ava DuVernay by her dreadlocks for an old post she wrote defending serial rapist Harvey Weinstein.

DuVernay and her sisters in Christ - Oprah and Gayle King - are successful Black women who have come under attack for vigorously defending Weinstein in the past.

Now they won't answer his phone calls from his hospital room at Bellevue after the disgraced Hollywood mogul was convicted of sex assault charges on Monday.

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Minutes after Weinstein's split verdicts on Monday, Oprah turned off her Instagram comments. And DuVernay went on a blocking spree when Black Twitter retweeted an old post in which she proudly defended the now convicted rapist.

In her post dated June 1, 2012, DuVernay acknowledged she'd "heard all the Harvey stories over the years, but still a fan."

Winfrey and King, who also heard all the stories about Weinstein's sordid history, have yet to comment on their former friend's conviction.
 

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Instagram trolls forced Oprah Winfrey to turn off her comments after the conviction of her good friend Harvey Weinstein.

Oprah, 66, turned off her comments after a Manhattan jury found Weinstein guilty of 2 out of 5 sex assault charges on Monday.

Weinstein, 67, suffered chest pains after the verdicts were announced. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he is in stable condition and confined to a wheelchair.

Oprah's IG followers were unable to leave comments under her posts after the verdict. But she turned her comments back on by Tuesday morning.

Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton did respond to a reporter's questions about her good friend, Weinstein.

Clinton, who is in Berlin promoting her new Hulu documentary, said the verdict "speaks for itself."

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The former first lady was a bit defensive when asked about Weinstein's donations to both of her failed presidential campaigns.

"He contributed to Barack Obama's campaign and John Kerry's campaign and Al Gore's campaign and everybody's campaign," she said.

She denied knowing about Weinstein's predatory behavior with Hollywood starlets desperate for roles in his films.

"How could we have known? He raised money for me, the Obamas, for Democrats in general."

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President Trump called Weinstein's conviction "a great victory for women." He claimed he was never a fan of the disgraced movie mogul.

But he noted that Weinstein and former first lady Michelle Obama were great friends.

"The people who liked him were Democrats," said Trump. "Michelle Obama loved him, loved him. Hillary Clinton loved him," the president said during a press conference in New Delhi.

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Oprah Winfrey broke down in tears while discussing her bestie Gayle King's troubles on Friday.

King, 65, was heavily criticized and "cancelled" on social media in response to a video clip of her interview with former WNBA star Lisa Leslie.

Winfrey, 66, choked up during an appearance on "Today" with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager. She described the harsh backlash against King, who asked Leslie if Kobe Bryant's NBA legacy would be "complicated" by old rape allegations from 2003.

"She's not doing well," Winfrey said as she teared up. "She is not doing well because she now has death threats and has to travel with security. She is feeling very much attacked."

Winfrey was referring to the savage online bullying fueled by rude rappers such as Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent, and even NBA star LeBron James.

King said she planned to have intense discussions with CBS over their choice of promos clips.

"I am mortified. I am embarrassed and I am very angry. Unbeknownst to me, my network put up a clip from a very wide-ranging interview - totally taken out of context - and when you see it that way, it's very jarring. It's jarring to me. I didn't even know anything about it."

CBS was quick to respond to King's allegations on Thursday.

"Gayle conducted a thoughtful, wide-ranging interview with Lisa Leslie about the legacy of Kobe Bryant. An excerpt was posted that did not reflect the nature and tone of the full interview. We are addressing the internal process that led to this and changes have already been made."

 

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Mo'Nique called out Oprah Winfrey in an open letter for staying quiet about Harvey Weinstein's predatory behavior with Hollywood starlets such as Lupita Nyong'o.

Oprah has repeatedly said she knew nothing about Weinstein's rapey behavior, but Mo'Nique isn't buying her denials.

Mo'Nique took to social media to call out the media mogul for staying quiet about the disgraced Hollywood producer who is accused of raping dozens of women who willingly visited his hotel rooms for sexual favors in return for starring roles in his films.

His casting couch style of auditions were an open secret in Tinseltown, and many believe Oprah should've known about him.

Mo'Nique took issue with Oprah producing a documentary about Russell Simmons' alleged rapey behavior with younger women. Oprah cancelled the documentary after a massive blowback on social media.

"I felt compelled to write you this open letter after observing the disparity in the way that you seem to treat people, who were accused of the same allegations," Mo'Nique wrote. "You did an interview on the CBS Morning Show and were asked about Harvey Weinstein by Norah O'Donnell, and you said as it pertained to him that you "always try to look at the Rainbow in the clouds, whatever is the 'silver lining'. You also said 'if we make this all about Harvey Weinstein then we have lost the moment.'"

The comedienne questioned why Oprah planned to make documentaries about Michael Jackson and Simmons. "How is that not making it all about them?" she asked.

Mo'Nique added:

"Interestingly, Brother M.J. was acquitted, and deceased, so how is he not off limits? Russell and Harvey are accused of the same thing so in fairness how do you not "support" the accusers of both as you said you did with R.S. or you look for the silver liming for both like you said you did for H.W.?"

Mo'Nique accused Oprah of playing it safe by producing documentaries about Black men who are accused of rapey behavior.

"My personal experience with you is you've watched me as a Black woman be accused of being difficult for not promoting 'Precious' internationally for Lions Gate, at Lions Gate, Tyler Perry and your request, despite the fact my deal was with Lee Daniels Entertainment...

When I was sixteen and I meet you at your local show in Baltimore, I told you I wanted to be just like you when I grew up. You responded, 'you have to work really really hard'. My sixteen year old self didn't know that you in your silence in the face of wrongdoing, would make my life 'harder'."

 

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Dear @oprah, I felt compelled to write you this open letter after observing the disparity in the way that you seem to treat people, who were accused of the same allegations. You did an interview on the CBS Morning Show and were asked about Harvey Weinstein by Norah O’Donnell, and you said as it pertained to him that you “always try to look at the Rainbow in the clouds, whatever is the “silver lining”. You also said “if we make this all about Harvey Weinstein then we have lost the moment”. When you either are, or were going to be a part of documentary on Michael Jackson, and Russell Simmons, how is that not making it all about them? Interestingly, Brother M.J. was acquitted, and deceased, so how is he not off limits? Russell and Harvey are accused of the same thing so in fairness how do you not “support” the accusers of both as you said you did with R.S. or you look for the silver lining for both like you said you did for H.W.? The only difference between the two is there skin color and doesn’t H.W. have way more accusers? My personal experience with you is you’ve watched me as a black women be accused of being difficult for not promoting “Precious” internationally for Lions Gate, at Lions Gate, Tyler Perry and your request, despite the fact my deal was with Lee Daniels Entertainment. And, how are you for black women when you hear Tyler on audio saying I was right and he was going to speak up but you or him still haven’t said a word? When I was sixteen and I meet you at your local show in Baltimore, I told you I wanted to be just like you when I grew up. You responded, “ you have to work really really hard”. My sixteen year old self didn’t know that you in your silence in the face of wrongdoing, would make my life “harder”. Lastly, please consider standing by the people who are right and not just the “right people”. Love you to life, Mo’Nique

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Meghan Markle regrets giving up her professional acting career to work full-time as a member of the Royal Family in London, England.

According to the Queen of England's biographer, Meghan's life of servitude in London didn't compare to her life as a TV star in Toronto, Canada.

Sally Bedell Smith said Meghan, 38, was unhappy "renouncing" her acting role on Suits. Smith claims Meghan thought her new life didn't compare to being a celebrity.

Last week, the Queen announced Prince Harry and Meghan gave up their coveted His and Her Royal Highness styles and withdraw from royal duties.

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Harry, 35, and Meghan live with their infant son Archie Harrison in a $14 million waterfront mansion on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada.

They met in 2016 when a friend arranged a "blind date" for the couple in London. Meghan claimed she had no idea who Harry was when she met him. But her own family members said she lied. They say she never intended to remain in England after marrying Harry.

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Sources say Meghan kept her high-powered Hollywood team after she married Harry in May 2018. Her publicist and agent are busy securing future film and TV projects for Meghan.

Rumor has it that Oprah Winfrey declined to help open doors for Meghan in Hollywood out of respect for the Queen.

As a result, Meghan offered her first exclusive interview to TV host Ellen Degeneres as a snub to Oprah's OWN Network.

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Kid Rock slammed Oprah Winfrey in a drunken tirade during a scheduled performance at the Honky Tonk bar in Nashville, Tennessee.

In video footage obtained by TMZ, Rock, 48, used profanity in reference to the billionaire media mogul.

"F--- Oprah ... She can s--- d--- sideways," he said while holding a drink in his hand onstage.

"I don't like Oprah Winfrey or Joy Behar... they can suck a dick sideways," he said before adding he would tell them to "fuck off."

As some audience members called him out for being racist, Rock said "I'm not a bad guy, I'm just an honest guy, saying I don't like Oprah Winfrey and Joy Behar."

At the end of the video, Rock is physically removed from the stage by a uniformed officer.

The club owner later apologized and offered refunds to the show.

On Friday, Kid Rock tweeted an explanation for the incident. "My people tried to get me to do The Oprah Winfrey Show years ago and her people wanted me to write down five reasons why I loved her and her show... I said fuck that and her. End of story."

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Rock is no stranger to controversy. He alienated many of his Black rap fans when he aligned himself with President Donald Trump. The two men share a love for golf.

Last year, Rock was kicked out of the Nashville Christmas parade after making profane remarks about Behar.

And back in 2011, Rock was chastised for waving a Confederate flag on stage and accused of racism by protesters.

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Tyler Perry's hit TV series "The Haves and the Have Nots" was not canceled by Oprah. There was some talk amongst Black women that their favorite nighttime soap opera, "The Haves and The Have Nots" was abruptly canceled by Oprah.

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Many women complained that Oprah often axes Black-oriented TV shows without warning her viewers. But the Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the return of its hit scripted Tyler
Perry drama "The Haves and the Have Nots," which premieres its seventh season on Tuesday, January 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The popular series comes back with a vengeance as the Cryer, Harrington and Young families fight for their very existence. "The Haves and the Have Nots" is the #1 original cable series among African-American Women total viewers. It is also among the Top 5 original scripted series on ad-supported cable.

Season 7 of "The Haves and the Have Nots" brings even more havoc than ever
before with revenge, heartbreak, betrayal, death and destruction touching the lives
of every character.

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"The Haves and the Have Nots" stars Renee Lawless (Katheryn Cryer) pictured left; Crystal R. Fox (Hannah Young) pictured center; John Schneider (Jim Cryer) pictured right; Tika Sumpter (Candace
Young), Angela Robinson (Veronica Harrington), Peter Parros (David Harrington), Tyler Lepley (Benny Young), Gavin Houston (Jeffrey Harrington) and Aaron O'Connell (Wyatt Cryer).

From Tyler Perry Studios, "The Haves and the Have Nots" is written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry.

Perry says his nighttime soap operas are inspired by the war of the sexes between the Carrington and the Colby families in ABC's TV series Dynasty (1981-1989).

"I'm such a fan of Aaron Spelling and what he did with Dynasty, Dallas and all of those things back in the '80s, so to have this moment to do this it's really, really exciting," Perry told Deadline.com.

For a sneak peek of season seven of "The Haves and the Have Nots" click here: Oprah.com/HAHNSeason7Trailer

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Oprah Winfrey says she has "not had one regret" over her decision not to marry Stedman Graham or have children.

Oprah met the love of her life, Stedman Graham, at a charity event in 1986, after enduring years of failed relationships with emotionally unavailable and married men.

Oprah was so distraught over losing one boyfriend, that she got on her knees and begged him to stay.

"I thought I was worthless without him. The more he rejected me, the more I wanted him. I felt depleted, powerless. At the end, I was down on the floor on my knees groveling and pleading with him" she said.

The men Oprah has loved and lost included Roger Ebert and John Tesh, who broke up with her over the pressure of being in an interracial relationship.

In the latest issue of People Magazine, the 65-year-old media mogul insisted she's glad she and Stedman, 68, didn't tie the knot, because it would never last.

"No question about it - we would not stay married, because of what that would have meant to him, and I would have had my own ideas about it," The Color Purple star shared. "I have not had one regret about that."

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Of her decision to not have children, she said: "At one point in Chicago I had bought an additional apartment because I was thinking, 'Well, if we get married, I'm going to need room for children'.

Oprah admitted she didn't possess "the depth of responsibility and sacrifice that is actually required to be a mother."

She encountered many "messed up people" while working on The Oprah Winfrey Show. People who made her aware of her own inadequacies, which discouraged her from starting her own family.

"I realized, 'Whoa, I'm talking to a lot of messed up people, and they are messed up because they had mothers and fathers who were not aware of how serious that job is,'" Oprah said. "I don't have the ability to compartmentalize the way I see other women do."

The TV mogul filled the void through her philanthropic efforts. She's donated tens of millions of dollars to HBCU schools, including a $13 million donation to Morehouse College earlier this week.

"I also believe that part of the reason why I don't have regrets is because I got to fulfill it in the way that was best for me: the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa," she said.

"Those girls fill that maternal role that I perhaps would have had. In fact, they overfill — I’m overflowed with maternal."