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Essence magazine honored Oprah with the Power Award at the 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon Thursday. On the red carpet, Oprah told Essence what she believes is true power: "[T]he thing about power for me is that it's connected to a source that's obviously greater than myself. Any time you can connect to the source and understand that that's where all of your energy, your creativity, your joy and your triumph come from, I consider that to be authentic power."
Get more of Oprah's thoughts on power.
Tyler Perry wants your help decorating the set of one of his new series for OWN! Post your pictures on Facebook and you may spot yourself in the set's diner when the show premieres in May.
Plus, Tyler's bringing all-new episodes of basic cable's #1 sitcom of 2011, For Better or Worse, to OWN. Look out for the debut in the fall of 2013.
Tuning in to the Grammys this weekend? Check out top moments some of this year's nominees and performers have shared with Oprah.
With six nominations, Jay-Z is among those leading the pack this year. He's a formidable force in the music world, but we can't help but gush over the adorable moments he had with Oprah. Whether it was teaching Oprah to rap or touring his old neighborhood, Jay-Z revealed a softer side that we love!
Grammy nominees and multiplatinum recording artists Carrie Underwood, Rihanna and Usher all sat down with Oprah to discuss family, their careers and more last year on Oprah's Next Chapter. Carrie and her husband, Mike Fisher, had their first TV interview together with Oprah. Rihanna poured out her honest feelings toward another 2013 Grammy nominee Chris Brown. And, Usher gave his first—and what he says is his last—interview about his divorce and custody battle.
We can't wait to see Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift perform at this year's awards. Oprah noticed Alicia's standout star power early on in her career, but by the time she sat down with the young diva for a 2004 O magazine interview she'd already collected five Grammys. And, we remember when young starlet Taylor Swift first released her Grammy Album of the Year, Fearless. Now, she seems like a veteran in the music industry.
Oprah switches roles as an interviewee this month for Dr. Maya Angelou's third annual Black History Month radio program, "Telling Our Stories." During an intimate conversation with Maya Angelou, Oprah discusses her road to chairman and CEO of The Oprah Winfrey Network and her upcoming role in the Lee Daniels film The Butler.
The special airs in February on more than 175 public radio stations nationwide. Maya Angelou also speaks with Grammy Award-winning singers Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson, former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, and Golden Globe-winning actress and playwright Regina Taylor.
In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Maya Angelou said she wanted to do the series on black history "a way that you get it and don't even know you got it."
Find out when the program is airing in your area and more details at mayaangelouonpublicradio.com.
You heard right! Oprah lent her voice to the Jeep/USO "Whole Again" spot. "It is an honor to lend my voice in support of those who serve us all," she says. And, from now through May 27 you can support out troops too, with just a tweet. For each unique time #joinOSR is used, Jeep® will donate $1 to the SAFE Return Fund to benefit the USO in providing aid to our troops. Get more details on Operation SAFE Return at www.Jeep.com/OSR. Watch the Jeep/USO spot, featuring Oprah's voice, below.
The stars came out for the 44th NAACP Image Awards, hosted Friday night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Among the night's winners was the cast and producers of OWN's Welcome to Sweetie Pie's for the best reality series.
Congratulations to the Montgomery family and all of the show producers!
Recent Oprah's Next Chapter guests actress Kerry Washington and actor Jamie Foxx were both big winners of the night. Kerry took home three awards for public service and her roles in Scandal and Django Unchained. Watch highlights from Oprah's recent interview with Kerry on both winning roles.
Jamie earned the Entertainer of the Year award.Check out Oprah's interview with Jamie and his daughter Corinne. And, one of Oprah's favorite films this year, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and its director Benh Zeitlin won awards. See Oprah rave about the film to the first-time director.