"I talk to my friends about the work they're doing and what they've got going on in their lives and it was funny talking to her because she doesn't dodge the fact that she's Oprah and at one point in conversation, she was talking about buying the (Los Angeles) Clippers (basketball team). 'I may be buying the Clippers.' You don't have those conversations (often)! I guess that's regular for her!" Rapper/actor Common enjoyed unusual daily conversations with his Selma movie producer and co-star Oprah Winfrey. The media mogul was part of a consortium who bid to buy the sports team after its owner Donald Sterling became embroiled in a racism scandal last year (14). Her investment group eventually lost out to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, who paid $2 billion for the team.