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April 15th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

New book alleges Oprah 'shackled by secrets'

(CNN) – Oprah Winfrey is arguably one of the most influential women in the world. She has reigned as the the queen of daytime TV for more than 20 years. Her magazine "O" turns 10 this year. She even has her own cable network.

What do we really know about the media superstar?

A new, unauthorized biography alleges Ms. Winfrey is "shackled by secrets." It's called, "Oprah: A Biography," and its author, Kitty Kelley, joined us on Thursday's American Morning.

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  1. ronvan

    Who the heck cares!? She is an accomplished and sucessfull woman who has donated and helped others all over the world. This is what gets me upset, that today we have to find the BAD in everyone and the GOOD they do is minimized.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  2. ShariAnne

    I didn't know that Vernon was not Oprah's father, although it explains his general coldness to her. In light of all the things I've read, it is obvious to me that Oprah's mother was an abused child. Her behaviour in every way points to this. Her father (Oprah's grandfather, Earless) was an abusive alcoholic. Oprah's Grandmother slept with her to protect her from her Grandfather. It is therefore rather obvious that Oprah's biological father was her Grandfather, Earless. What else, could be so shameful? And why would someone say: "It's up to Vernita to tell Oprah"?

    April 15, 2010 at 6:51 pm |
  3. Ms B

    Every one has at least one secret they do not want exposed including Kitty Kelley. Many superstars have a past they want kept in the past. Can Kitty Kelley write a book about Kitty Kelly? It may make the Oprah's Book Club (LOL).

    April 15, 2010 at 6:35 pm |