Q: What's your all-time most memorable meal?
A: Cornbread and black-eyed peas.
Q: What's the one thing you can't do because you're famous?
A: Have a pootie in a public restroom.
Q: What makes you laugh?
A: Talking to Gayle King on the phone at night.
Q: Where have you visited that you'd like to return?
A: My house in Hawaii.
Q: In the movie of your life, who would play you?
A: Kimberly Elise.
Q: If you could change places with someone—
Q: What's the best material gift you've ever received?
A: A convertible Bentley from Tyler Perry, who also makes me laugh out loud.
Q: Who was your most difficult interview?
A: Can't say. They're still around.
Q: Do you still dream big?
A: I'm dreaming really big for my new network, OWN.
Q: After ten years of writing "What I Know for Sure" in O, do you know anything else for sure?
A: Maya Angelou warned me I shouldn't do that column because it was going to be a pain to come up with something new every month. I know for sure: She was right!
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