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Oprah Winfrey has strong feelings about the n-word, which recently came up in scandals involving Paula Deen, Riley Cooper and of course Rae Dawn Chong.

Rae Dawn recently used the n-word in talking about Oprah herself. While Winfrey hasn't responded to her comments, she tells Parade in a new interview:

"You cannot be my friend and use that word around me."

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"It shows my age, but I feel strongly about it ... I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last word as they were hanging from a tree."

"I don't use the word. Never did."

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Tommy Chong is defending daughter Rae Dawn Chong following her controversial comments about Oprah Winfrey during an interview last week.

Rae Dawn mused that O is an ugly, brown-nosing "biotch" who would have been a "field n--ger" back in the day ... not the more prized "house n--ger."

Tommy says she's just being honest, because that's just how it was:

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"She said back in the day Oprah would be working in the field because shes not that beautiful  ... whereas if you're beautiful, you're part of the master's bedroom."

"Knowing Oprah, she would probably read [Rae's comments] and just chuckle and probably agree with Rae Dawn ... she probably would be working in the field."

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Rae Dawn Chong has issued a bizarre statement explaining her slam of Oprah Winfrey earlier this week, claiming it was all a compliment in context.

In what context calling someone a "biotch" and/or a "field n--ger" could be considered positive things, however, remains an open question for now.

Rae Dawn Chong defended herself on Facebook, though her explanation was as confusing at best, and issued a video statement as well. Watch:

"OMG I wake up to TMZ highlighting comments I made on a radio show out of context," she wrote as part of her two-pronged statement to TMZ.

"I swear I did not JUST say O was a field N and I was making a point about America during slave times ... and I stand behind what I said but out of context it is bad."

Ya think?

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Oprah Winfrey's former co-star in The Color Purple, Rae Dawn Chong, is apparently not a big fan. She absolutely tore her a new one in an interview.

Basically, Chong feels that O is basically self-centered fat "biotch" who would have likely been a "field n--gger" back in the slavery days ... seriously.

Makes Terrence Howard's remarks on Oprah's tig ol' bitties seem tame.

Appearing on Matty P's Radio Happy Hour, Chong talked about how her personal relationship with Winfrey went from good to bad (very bad) in a hurry.

Apparently.

Rae Dawn says Oprah was "lovely" on The Color Purple set in '85, but shortly thereafter, when she moved on to Commando, O became "a total biotch."

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As we reported Monday, Lindsay Lohan is getting ready to grant a tell-all interview and docu-series to Oprah Winfrey ... but it's gonna cost O plenty.

We're talking a stunning $2 million, according to a TMZ report.

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OWN has been negotiating with the star for months, and she seems poised to bank seven figures twice over for being a hot mess. What a world.

Heck, Playboy paid a mere $1 million for Lindsay Lohan nude.

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Troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan is set to sit down with Oprah Winfrey for an exclusive tell-all interview after she gets out of rehab - and that's not all.

Oprah’s OWN cable network has signed LiLo to an eight-episode docu-series that will follow the actress as she works to rebuild her career and health.

The interview will air in August, the series to air in 2014.

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The network confirmed both projects in a statement:

“OWN will air an exclusive interview with Oprah and Lindsay Lohan that will tape and air in August and an eight-part documentary series with Lindsay for 2014."

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Oprah Winfrey is back on top.

The talk show maven has been ranked at the most powerful celebrity in the world, according to Forbes, a bump of one spot from last year's number-two ranking.

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The metric used to determine the list combined money made; press mentions; and social media power, with the magazine saying Winfrey earned $77 million last year.

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Terrence Howard stars opposite Oprah Winfrey in the upcoming film The Butler.

And in an exclusive interview with Movie Fanatic, the actor gushes over the best part of working with this talk show goddess.

Her warm? Her generosity? Her spirit? Not exactly.

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"Oprah and I had such chemistry," Howard tells Movie Fanatic. "To be able to make out with Oprah and to have love scenes with her and those tig ol' bitties... She's such a voluptuous woman. That was wonderful."

Wow. Well, okay then. Can't say we saw that quote coming.

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Oprah Winfrey does not look out for her OWN.

At least not according to a new lawsuit accusing her and the network of sexual discrimination. A female exec claims she got the chop after getting pregnant!

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Carolyn Hommel says in her lawsuit, filed Friday, that she was hired in 2010 as senior director of scheduling and acquisitions at Oprah's OWN network.

Hommel claims she was told she was on track to become a Vice President with the organization, but says things changed when she became pregnant.

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Tyler Perry sent Oprah a bouquet of flowers for her 59th birthday Tuesday. Nice.

Apparently it wasn't a small one, because she injured her back picking them up.

Perry posted a mea culpa on Facebook, under the title, "I Feel So Bad."

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"I like to send really large flower arrangements to people for whatever occasion. Well, I sent one to Oprah for her birthday. She strained her back picking it up," he writes.

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