On Oprah’s Next Chapter, Arsenio Hall and Oprah Winfrey candidly addressed tension that’s surfaced over the course of their relationship. Hall explained a joke he made based upon an episode of Oprah related to weight loss. Additionally, the two discussed when Hall made a joke on his show about Stedman Graham, Winfrey’s longtime partner. Hall remembered being called by Winfrey after the joke, and hearing her say that she was canceling her appearance on his program. Winfrey explained that she remains protective of Stedman even today, because he never asked to be part of the spotlight.
In the wake of retiring from her smash hit daytime talk show, Oprah, Oprah Winfrey continues her tradition of interviewing high-profile celebrities on this new program without a live studio audience. Often on-location in her celebrity guests’ homes, Winfrey asks current stars about the struggles, scandals and success stories of their lives. Further, Winfrey frequently asks burning questions about current controversies surrounding her subjects in the media, and sometimes touches upon the relationship she personally has with them.