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10 things you might not know about Oprah Winfrey

10 things you might not know about Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is all over the news. She's got a deal with HBO, she has revealed that her weight has ballooned to 200 pounds, and she plans to broadcast from the Opera House at the Kennedy Center before Barack Obama's inauguration. So what things could we possibly not know about her? Try these 10:

1. Winfrey's mother intended to name her Orpah, after the sister-in-law of Ruth in the Bible. But the "P" and the "R" got switched. Biographers have described it as a paperwork error, but Winfrey has said that the people around her in Kosciusko, Miss., simply pronounced it wrong.

2. As a teen, Winfrey was Miss Fire Prevention of Nashville.

3. Winfrey,...