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Oprah Bothered by USA Today Headline

Oprah stopped by the “CBS This Morning” set this morning, and during the wide-ranging talk, Oprah said that she is not typically bothered by what is written about her, but a recent USA Today headline did get under her skin.

“I learned this [lesson] from doing ‘The Color Purple’ with Steven Spielberg,” explained Oprah. “At the time he was on the cover of Time magazine. And he said ‘I’m not going to read it.’ And I was like, ‘How could you not read it?’ And he said, ‘Because if you believe all the good stuff, then you have to believe when people write things that are unflattering.’ …But last week I saw one headline that really knocked me off center. It was a USA Today headline that said, ‘Oprah Not Quite Standing on Her Own,’ and I just kind of went, ‘Ohhh..’”

We’re not sure which part of that is more surprising: That Oprah was annoyed by such a tame headline, or that she reads USA Today.

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