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Truffles, totes, and Target wine: These are a few of Oprah's Favorite Things

“O, O, O!”

Nothing says the holidays than someone in red giving out free gifts. No, not Santa — Oprah Winfrey, of course!

The former talk show host released her annual Favorite Things list for O, The Oprah Magazine on Tuesday. This year, Miss Winfrey got a little help from friend and comedian Jimmy Kimmel to pose as an elf and finish the 15-foot train in Winfrey’s stunning White by Vera Wang gown, which weighed 25 pounds (see the photo below).

As for the list itself, Winfrey’s favorites run the gamut from $13 red wine from Target to a $500 Truffle Risotto gift box (that she plans on giving Rita Wilson this year, because Tom Hanks definitely needs more truffles in his life).

For all you book club members out there, the list also includes the Kindle Paperwhite, and for those who don’t read, Oprah has you covered with the new Beats Studio Headphones by Dr. Dre. If you want to be physically covered, there are T-shirts co-designed by Ashton Kutcher, a Quilted Nylon Barn Jacket by C. Wonder, and who doesn’t love organic cotton pajamas in the morning?

But with no talk show audience to surprise any more, Oprah is giving away all 60 items in O’s 12-Day Holiday Give-O-Way sweepstakes, where a lucky reader will be picked each day to win (that’s 12 winners, for those still thinking about the headphones).
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Oprah responds to Jenny McCarthy: 'I don't have a sh- list'

Jenny McCarthy can sleep soundly now that the Queen of Media hath given her blessing. Well, sort of.

On Tuesday’s Watch What Happens Live, when Bravo‘s Andy Cohen asked who she would be afraid of in the industry, McCarthy responded, “I probably would be scared of Oprah,” explaining that she had walked out on a five-year show deal with Winfrey.

“So I would be scared she would beat me up,” McCarthy said. “I’m sure there’s a lot of people on her sh– list. I’m probably number four.”

But Winfrey sees all in her media kingdom (or has a vigilant RSS feed) and saw it fit to clear the air by tweeting a response today:
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Robin Thicke talks Miley: 'Listen, I'm the twerkee. I'm twerked upon'

Still upset over what Miley Cyrus did at the VMAs? First of all, who are you, and why won’t you just let it go?! Secondly, Robin Thicke wants you to know that the whole incident wasn’t his fault — he’s merely Cyrus’s poor, put-upon “twerkee.”

“I was walking out towards Miley,  [and] I’m not thinking sex. I’m thinking fun, you know?” Thicke tells Oprah Winfrey on this Sunday’s episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter.  “I mean, her and I don’t have that kind of — and just remember, I’m singing my butt off. So I’m sitting there, I’m looking up at the sky, and I’m singing. I’m not really paying attention to all that. That’s on her.”

And that’s when he uses the dreaded “t” word. “People ask me, ‘Do you twerk?'” the singer says. “I’m like, ‘Listen, I’m the twerkee. I’m twerked upon.'”

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Local news crew learns first rule of media: Don't hang up on Oprah -- VIDEO

Ladies and gentlemen, we may have just found the real world’s very own Jerry Gergich.

His name — appropriately enough — is Larry Potash, and he’s been anchoring Chicago’s WGN Morning News for 18 years. In all that time, he and his team have managed to fly under the national radar… until a few days ago, when a clip of the morning news crew accidentally hanging up on a guest went viral.

Why was the gaffe such a big deal? Simple: The guest happened to be Oprah Winfrey.

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'Forbes' names Madonna the highest paid celebrity of 2013

The Material Girl isn’t going to be short on materials anytime soon.

Madonna has been named the highest paid celebrity of 2013 by Forbes, which reports that the pop star brought in $125 million between June 2012 and June 2013. Not even an album flop can keep this woman down.

Behind Madonna is the king of movies, Steven Spielberg, with $100 million, the king of reality singing competitions, Simon Cowell, with $95 million, and the queen who gave us the red room of pain, E.L. James, also with $95 million. Rounding out the top five is Howard Stern — the king of awkwardness? — with the ever-popular intake of $95 million.

The first athlete joins the list at number 12, with Tiger Woods bringing in $78 million. And believe it or not, Oprah Winfrey sits at number 13 with $77 million. Luckily, that’s still enough money to give away a handful of cars if she feels the need.

Lindsay Lohan on 'Oprah's Next Chapter': Eight 'Really now?!' moments

The problem with interviewing an addict four days out of rehab is that s— really hasn’t had a chance to hit the fan yet. The problem with entertainment enabler Oprah Winfrey interviewing habitual screw-up Lindsay Lohan four days out of rehab is that the starlet has made a lifestyle out of ensuring that s— will hit the fan. Lohan admitted in her Oprah’s Next Chapter sit-down that she’s addicted to chaos: “There’s something to be said about me learning to be comfortable with things just being okay.”

Without a trace of cynicism or sarcasm, I really would like to see Lohan accept an “okay” life. But — as she’s shown through six rehab stints, one (reduced) jail sentence, and an overarching attitude of self-sabotage during the last six years — being an active member of recovery is a lot more difficult than reciting platitudes from Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions or kumbaya-ing over the Manhattan skyline. Alas, that’s exactly what Lohan did during her interview with Oprah. Why? Because she’s just not there yet. What she is — or claims to be — is “present.” Suffice it to say, this isn’t the first time the star has performed this very song and dance. The question is: Can someone like Lohan truly be “present” but also have perspective? She seems confident she can. Below, I list eight reasons I’m not placing any bets.
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Oprah succumbs to her need to give away free stuff on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' -- VIDEO

Making the rounds to promote her new flick Lee Daniels’  The Butler, the one and only Oprah stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to chat it up.

Unfortunately, right in the middle of her interview, Oprah succumbed to an ailment — an ailment that only ridiculously rich and powerful people have. She was worried that it would happen — and it usually does when she skips lunch. I don’t want to spoil it for you, so let’s just say that someone in the audience went home with something that they did not arrive with. Check it out here:

You get a car! And you get a car! Sorry, couldn’t resist.

Oprah Winfrey compares Trayvon Martin to Emmett Till -- VIDEO

On August 28, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was savagely beaten and shot through the head in Money, Mississippi, all for the crime of speaking to a 21-year-old white woman. After a widely covered trial, his murderers were acquitted — leading to national indignation and helping to catalyze the civil rights movement.

Though the specifics of each case are vastly different, it’s easy to compare Till’s murder and its aftermath to the 2012 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Oprah Winfrey did that very thing this morning in a brief clip shown on Today, calling the killings “parallel” — and adding, “In my mind, [they're the] same thing.”

At the same time, Winfrey — who stars in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, a film set partially during the height of the civil rights movement — was careful to say that those outraged by Martin’s death and George Zimmerman being found not guilty shouldn’t dwell in the past. “You can get stuck in that,” she said, “and not allow yourself to move forward and to see how far we’ve come.”
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Oprah and Letterman pal around in sprawling interview -- VIDEO

Guys, we get it: You’re friends now.

BFFs Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman chatted up a storm on the latter’s show last night, focusing mainly on Winfrey’s upcoming film — The Butler Lee Daniels’ The Butler — while also taking detours into Oprah’s recent trip to the Serengeti (even elephants want to hang out with her!), meditation vs. nitrous oxide (don’t ask), and their mutual foggy memories of the Reagan years. (Apparently, both were too busy getting famous to pay much attention to politics.)

It’s a long video, complete with plenty of what Letterman straightforwardly calls “sucking up” — but if you’re going to spend your morning watching any two people talk about their fabulous lives for 26 minutes, it might as well be these guys.

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Rae Dawn Chong calls Oprah the N-word, insists she meant it as a compliment

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Vile. Fat. Boring. A great brown-noser. A total bioootch. That’s how actress Rae Dawn Chong described Oprah Winfrey in a radio interview three weeks ago that was resurrected by TMZ this morning. Sadly, that wasn’t even the worst of it.

On June 27, Chong called in to Matty P’s Radio Happy Hour, and was prodded to rip into Winfrey, who co-starred with Chong in The Color Purple in 1985. Apparently, they haven’t remained close since then. Chong criticized Winfrey’s character, her personality, and even her looks, which she compared to those of a “field n—-r.” Even her attempts to compliment Winfrey were dripping with vitriolic disdain: “You gotta respect her, no matter how vile she is — ultimately because she’s all about Oprah and she’s boring. But aside from that, you gotta kinda go, ‘Hello, hats off, you’ve done an amazing thing. You have actually shifted the DNA of the universe.'”

In a video statement posted this morning, Chong tried to explain “the giant sh-t-storm I created this morning.”

“Out of context, it’s a most unfortunate choice of words and I regret it,” she said in the video. “In context, I was actually complimenting Oprah.”

Watch Chong’s clip below:
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