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You better werk Toni! Yesterday during OWN upfronts, Oprah and Toni hit the stage to announce plans for their new upcoming film titled “My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story”. This is great news because according to Toni, Oprah derailed her career back in 1998 when she was in her prime! That’s serious, I wonder how that beef was squashed! Check out the deets on the beef and the new show below!

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The last time we heard the soulful singer talk about Lady O, it was during a Behind The Music special where she called Oprah “mean” and said the former talk show host tried to embarrass her when she was a guest on her show in 1998, and it ultimately derailed her career. While revealing how Oprah attempted to embarrass her by bringing up her financial problems while questioning her purchasing Gucci flatware and 300-thread count sheets, she dished:

Toni on Oprah:

She was so frickin’ mean to me, I was in shock. I couldn’t believe it because I loved her so much…She pretty much reprimanded me.
She says to me, ‘I heard you have Gucci flatware. I’m Oprah Winfrey and even I don’t have Gucci flatware.’

The New Show: Executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (“Twenty Feet From Stardom”), “My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story” features the story of one of the 1960’s iconic musical voices, Darlene Love. Love began cutting records for producer Phil Spector right out of high school, and went on to work with some of the greatest musical talents in history, including Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen. Whether it was the wild parties Tom Jones used to throw, how Elvis came on to her backstage at his 1968 comeback special, or her love affair with Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers, Love holds nothing back as she recalls the exciting events that make up her life. This is the dishy and dramatic story of a woman who had it all, lost it all, but never, ever refused to give up. Love will also serve as an executive producer. The show is set to premiere on OWN in December.