Sneak Peek: Mackenzie Phillips Set for Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
In an all-new episode of the popular series, OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Oprah Winfrey sits down with Mackenzie Phillips for an in-depth update on the former child star's life today, following the media frenzy surrounding her tell-all autobiography in which she revealed a ten-year consensual intimate relationship with her own father. Celebrity updates include Audra McDonald, who talks openly about the depression that nearly derailed her journey to Broadway and TV stardom, and baseball legend Jose Canseco, whose 2005 autobiography named team members who, like him, used performance enhancing drugs. The show airs Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.Following are advance clips from "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" Mackenzie Phillips on remaining sober todayAudra McDonald on her lowest point before finding her true voiceJose Canseco on why he regrets writing his tell-all book About Episode: At 16, Mackenzie Phillips was already headed to the top in Hollywood, a spot she sealed starring in the sitcom "One Day At a Time." A constant struggle with drugs and alcohol, which she says were introduced to her at age 10 by her famous dad John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas, has repeatedly gotten her into trouble. In 2009, she stated in her shocking autobiography "High On Arrival" and later on the "Oprah" Show, that her father had raped her when she was 19, starting a consensual sexual relationship that lasted over 10 years. Oprah sits down with Mackenzie now, more than five years after the book's release to talk in depth about Mackenzie's drug and alcohol abuse and what she has done with her life as a result. Mackenzie also reveals what finally put an end to the affair with her father, and reflects on how the book affected her family relationships, and how she might have done things differently. Next, Broadway and TV star Audra McDonald has won six Tony Awards, more than any other actor, yet reveals a path to stardom that was anything but smooth. Audra talks candidly about depression and her attempted suicide while attending Julliard, how she nearly left New York before getting her first big role, and what she finds most challenging about acting for television versus Broadway. Then, Jose Canseco, the Oakland Athletics home run king, checks in on his life today, ten years after he blew the lid off major league baseball in the autobiography in which he declared a history of performance enhancing drug use, and named other players as well. For more information on "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" visit:
http://www.wherearetheynow.buzz/. "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" is the new digital destination for all the scoop on child stars, rock 'n' roll legends, notorious reality TV stars, teen idols, and the most intriguing "Oprah" Show guests and more. Right now in commemoration of the series finale of "American Idol," find Oprah's interviews with Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, Justin Guarini and more. Plus, get an exclusive update with one-hit wonder Afroman, who was thrown back into the limelight after a violent altercation on stage. To watch a sneak peek of the episode, click here To join the conversation on social media, use #WhereAreTheyNow @OWNtv
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