Amazon to release Mindy Kaling’s new essay collection

Entertainment 05/28/19, 14:06

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 Stories imprint. The book, currently untitled, is scheduled for the summer 2020. Amazon announced Tuesday that topics will include Kaling's experience as a single ...

Apple revamps TV app for direct subscriptions to channels

Business 05/13/19, 12:28

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 app.The new capabilities available Monday come ahead of Apple's plan to offer its own original shows, including ones from ...

San Francisco’s campy “Beach Blanket Babylon” show to end

Entertainment 04/18/19, 14:32

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. Producer Jo Schuman Silver announced Wednesday the show's final performances will be on New Year's Eve. The show spoofs political and pop culture and has characters in colorful ...

Webby Award nominees announced, new categories available

Entertainment 04/02/19, 07:02

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 excellence and innovation.The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences announced the nominees on Tuesday. They include such celebrities as Will Smith, Oprah ...

Oprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service

Business 03/25/19, 16:49

Apple trotted out few details on its long-awaiting streaming service on Monday, but it didn't skimp on high-wattage celebrity.Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Aniston were part of a parade of A-listers who took the stage at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, where the main attractions are usually the company's ...

Alicia Keys memoir ‘More Myself’ coming on November

Entertainment 03/13/19, 12:40

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. 5 through Winfrey's "An Oprah Book" imprint. Flatiron is calling the memoir a "360-degree perspective" on her life, from her childhood in the ...

Kelly interview becomes a spotlight moment for Gayle King

Entertainment 03/06/19, 16:15

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. King proved unflappable as a crying Kelly leaped up in anger. In the excerpt aired on "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday, she didn't ...

Michael Jackson’s legacy clouded by dark documentary

Entertainment 03/05/19, 13:10

Can the memory of Michael Jackson survive "Leaving Neverland?"The documentary that aired for two nights on HBO gave the public graphic details of alleged sexual abuse from two men who say Jackson molested them as children.Jackson's estate and family say those claims are utterly false. But the film could bring ...

Oprah Winfrey makes Stella McCartney scream at Paris show

Entertainment 03/04/19, 11:18

Words were almost inaudible amid the screams at the Paris Fashion Week show where Stella McCartney presented a collection that toyed with draping and upcycling.Such exuberant outbursts would usually come from the designer's fans. But it was McCartney herself who caused the commotion when Oprah Winfrey appeared backstage at her ...

Winfrey to interview Jackson accusers in post-film special

Entertainment 02/27/19, 14:08

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.HBO and the Oprah Winfrey Network announced Wednesday that the special, "Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland," will air simultaneously on both channels Monday at 10 p.m. ...

Oprah-backed Weight Watchers tumbles on profit warning

Business 02/26/19, 20:25

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 its profits to suffer.Weight Watchers International's stock tumbled more than 30 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday. If that ...

Brazil spiritual guru accused of sex abuse

America 02/18/19, 11:15

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 ...

Oprah offers big stage for Beto O’Rourke’s reemergence

U.S. 02/05/19, 00:37

Beto O'Rourke's weeks of near-silence are coming to an end on a massive stage, as he sits down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey.The appearance Tuesday on "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square" will test the former Texas congressman's charisma ahead of a possible presidential campaign.O'Rourke dazzled Democrats last year ...

Update: Montecito marks anniversary of deadly mudslide

U.S. 01/10/19, 00:50

The Latest on a ceremony marking the anniversary of a deadly California mudslide (all times local):9 p.m.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 ...

Destiny Child’s Michelle Williams reveals engagement is off

Entertainment 12/07/18, 12:45

Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams has called it quits with her fiance.The star announced Friday that her engagement to 40-year-old pastor Chad Johnson is over. The 38-year-old wrote on Instagram that "things didn't work out." Williams says she doesn't want to "destroy another relationship."The announcement came the same day Williams ...

Oprah offers rousing tribute to Mandela in S. Africa visit

Africa 11/29/18, 08:47

Oprah Winfrey on Thursday delivered a rousing tribute to Nelson Mandela, a century after he was born, and urged the youth of South Africa and beyond to overcome failure and trauma on the road to accomplishing their goals. "Your day will come. I applaud your resilience," Winfrey told a cheering crowd ...

Oprah Winfrey’s mother, Vernita Lee, dies at 83

Entertainment 11/26/18, 13:50

Oprah Winfrey's mother, Vernita Lee, has died at the age of 83.A Winfrey spokeswoman on Monday issued a statement saying Lee died at her Milwaukee home on Nov. 22. The spokeswoman says private funeral services were held. No other details were provided.This image released by Harpo Inc. shows Vermita Lee, ...

Trump, Oprah lead surrogate campaigners in 2018 midterms

Politics 11/01/18, 13:58

From President Donald Trump to Oprah Winfrey, voters in key battleground states are being bombarded with an influx of top political surrogates during the final days of the 2018 midterm campaign. Trump will rally his most loyal supporters in Columbia, Missouri, on Thursday night to boost the fortunes of Republican Senate ...

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