Oprah Taps Jay-Z, Lady Gaga To Help Launch OWN

(AllHipHop News) Oprah Winfrey is attracting big name talent that will be featured in various shows on her new TV network, OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). According to The Wall Street Journal, Jay-Z and Condoleezza Rice will be featured on the premiere episode of a new series titled Master Class, that features celebrities and politicians relaying real life stories into the camera. Jay-Z told The Wall Street Journal he immediately accepted Winfrey’s offer to be included on a show on OWN, which will launch on January 1st as a joint venture between Winfrey’s Harpo Inc. and The Discovery Network. "I didn't even think about it," Jay-Z said. "I just said 'yes.'" Master Class is part of a new slate of programming being produced by OWN for the upcoming launch of the network. Other shows include Life Is Not a Straight Line, Note to Self, Swell and Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind, which will spotlight Lady Gaga and Avatar director James Cameron. Winfrey announced she will host a new evening hour-long show on OWN titled Oprah’s Next Chapter, which will air two to three times a week and will feature Winfrey taking celebrities and politicians around the world, as she interviews them.