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The popular series "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" featuring updates on some of the biggest newsmakers and most memorable "Oprah" show guests of all time, returns with all-new episodes on Tuesday, March 19 from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
The new season offers a revealing, never-before-seen look into the private lives of Dennis Rodman, "Octomom" Nadya Suleman, Gennifer Flowers, Sinbad, Marion Jones, "Sex And The City" novelist Candace Bushnell, Omarosa from "The Apprentice," "Starsky and Hutch" actor Paul Michael Glaser, Mike Tyson, and Trista and Ryan Sutter from "The Bachelorette." Find out where they are now and how their lives have changed after sudden fame and notoriety turned their worlds upside down.
Later episodes will feature Columbine survivors, Chandra Levy's parents, Terri Schiavo's family, Ryan White's mother, "On The Down Low" author J.L. King, Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss and rapper, now television host, Bow Wow.
Episode descriptions are below:
Tuesday, March 19 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) *PREMIERE "Dennis Rodman, Gennifer Flowers & NADYA SULEMAN"
Dennis Rodman was one of the most controversial and flamboyant superstars of the NBA. In the nineties, the notorious 6'8" professional basketball player was the number one rebounder on the court, but he was equally known for his dyed hair, piercings, tattoos and press-grabbing antics on and off the court. It's been 16 years since Rodman's appearance on the "Oprah" show. Now, Rodman reveals what his life is like since his days of dominating the spotlight, including his most surprising recent project: writing a children's book. Then, in 1992, former Arkansas TV reporter Gennifer Flowers was one of the first women to come forward about a political sex scandal. It's been 21 years since and at her home near New Orleans, Flowers talks about what she thinks men in politics today can learn from her story. Also, a medical first in 2009 made news around the world when Nadya Suleman, better known as Octomom, already a mom of six, gave birth to the world's longest surviving octuplets. Overnight, Suleman became the most controversial and scrutinized mom in America. Now the octuplets are four years old and Suleman reveals why she agreed to star in an adult movie and why she was forced to move into a new home.
Tuesday, March 26 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) "SINBAD, DISGRACED OLYMPIAN Marion Jones & Candace Bushnell"
Sinbad rose to fame in the early nineties as a stand-up comedian and actor most well-known as the loveable character coach Walter Oakes on the hit TV series "A Different World" and his popular HBO comedy specials. After 14 "Oprah" show appearances, Sinbad is back talking about his new band, family, and the greatest lessons he's learned over the past three decades. Then, Olympic runner Marion Jones was once hailed as the fastest woman in the world and a hero to millions until she was found guilty of lying about using steroids and served six months in federal prison. Four years later, she talks about what life is like for her today, and how she explains to her children about her choices in life. Plus, find out what she has to say about Lance Armstrong's recent doping confession to Oprah. Then, "Sex And The City" was a cultural phenomenon created by best-selling novelist Candace Bushnell. Sixteen years later, find out about the new novel she is working on, why she prefers to stay away from the limelight, and about her divorce to real life dancer who inspired Mikhail Baryshnikov's character in the series.
Tuesday, April 2 (10-11 pm. ET/PT) "OMAROSA'S FIRST SIT DOWN SINCE HER FAMOUS FIANCE'S DEATH & Paul Michael GLASER"
Omarosa was known as the reality TV's number one bad girl on the original season of "The Apprentice." Now, in her first sit down interview since the death of her fiancé, actor Michael Clarke Duncan (Academy Award-nominee for Green Mile), a very emotional Omarosa reveals how she is coping with the sudden death of the love of her life who passed away in September 2012 from respiratory failure. Then, Paul Michael Glaser, who played Detective David Starsky on the popular 1970's television series "Starsky and Hutch," is widely known as an activist for AIDS prevention. In 1981, his wife, Elizabeth, contracted the disease from a blood transfusion and unknowingly passed it on to her children. Today, we catch up with Glaser and his son Jake.
Tuesday, April 9 (10-11 pm. ET/PT) "COLUMBINE SURVIVORS TODAY, Mike Tyson & THE BACHELORS AND BACHELORETTES"
On April 20, 1999 the world was shocked to the core when two teenage students shot and killed 12 of their fellow classmates and one teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Today, we hear from survivors Adam, Craig and Patrick about how they moved on from the tragedy. Then, former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world, Mike Tyson, is no stranger to the ups and downs that can come from fame and fortune. Somehow Tyson picked himself up after hitting bottom; from serving time in prison, going bankrupt, abusing drugs, and endless controversy, he dramatically altered his life since his last "Oprah" show appearance in 2009. From his home in Las Vegas, Tyson talks about his new lifestyle as a happily married, committed father who dropped over 100 pounds, adopted a vegan lifestyle and prays for forgiveness. Then, America's number one reality couple "The Bachelorette" Trista Sutter and her husband, firefighter Ryan Sutter, update us on what the life is like for them at their Colorado home after 10 years of marriage and two kids later.
Future episodes will include J.L. King, best-selling author of "On the Down Low: A Journey Into the Lives of Straight Black Men Who Sleep with Men," who first appeared on the "Oprah" show admitting to living a double life; Ryan White's mother, Jeanne White-Ginder, who keeps her son's legacy alive after he became a household name in 1985 for being barred from his middle school when he contracted AIDS during a blood transfusion when he was 13 years old; Chandra Levy's parents, Dr. Bob Levy and Mrs. Susan Levy, talk about their thoughts on their daughter's case when the young political intern vanished without a trace in 2001; Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss who was exposed in an undercover sting operation that busted her high-class prostitution ring talks about her experiences and life today; rapper Bow Wow all grown up discusses life as a father and host of BET's "106 & Park;" and after more than seven years, Terri Schiavo's family speaks today about the bitter battle to let their daughter live or have the right to die that divided the family and our nation.
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