Oprah Winfrey Interviews Bette Midler and Valerie Simpson on "Oprah's Next Chapter" (Plus Video)

By Andrew Gans
07 Nov 2012

Stage and screen star Bette Midler and award-winning singer Valerie Simpson – of the chart-topping duo Ashford & Simpson – will be featured on "Oprah's Next Chapter."



The interviews with Midler and Simpson will air Nov. 11 at 9 PM ET on OWN.

Midler, according to press notes, discusses "growing older in Hollywood, what’s ahead in her next chapter, her latest movie, 'Parental Guidance' and her co-star Billy Crystal; her biggest regrets, the secret to the success of her 27 year marriage and what she really thinks about 'Wind Beneath My Wings,' the song made famous by her 1988 movie 'Beaches.' She talks about watching the movie 'Beaches' for the first time with her daughter, Sophie; and what song she says will never be allowed to play at her funeral. Bette also shares her passion for cleaning up the environment and creating a 100-person organization with the mission of planting one million trees in New York."

Simpson, who co-wrote hits like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “I’m Every Woman” and “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing," discusses "life after Nick Ashford’s death and their legacy. In their first television interview, Nick and Valerie’s daughters sit down with Oprah to discuss their legendary father."

For a sneak peek at the upcoming broadcast, click below.