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Oprah Winfrey Considering A Presidential Run In 2020?


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If Donald Trump can do it, why can’t she? Chat show legend Oprah Winfrey has teased the potential of a presidential run in the future, though she added that she’d never considered “even the possibility”.

The 63 year old presenter and philanthropist gave an interview to Bloomberg Media’s David Rubenstein on Wednesday (March 1st), and the two began discussing politics and the social upheaval that has accompanied the election of Donald Trump last year.

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Oprah Winfrey - Celebrities attend the Tribeca Film Festival screening of "Greenleaf" at Tribeca Film Festival - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 20th April 2016

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Ellen DeGeneres On Her Concerns & Eventual Decision To Publicly Come Out


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Ellen Degeneres has detailed how she made her decision to come out as gay in the 1990s, amidst her concerns that the public disclosure of her sexuality would have a negative impact on her career. The comedian, actor and talk show host was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, for Oprah’s Master Class which airs on Sunday (25th October). In the interview, DeGeneres discussed her coming out, in addition to the development of her career from sitcom star to talk show host.

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres (L) with her wife, Portia De Rossi (R), at the Teen Choice Awards ceremony in August 2015. 

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Oprah Winfrey Buys 10% Stake In Weight Watchers, Causing Shares To Soar


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Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is adding a 10 percent stake in Weight Watchers to her already impressive portfolio. The news of Oprah’s investment in the slimming company has caused Weight Watchers International’s shares to soar, as the markets opened on Monday morning.

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey has purchased a 10% stake in Weight Watchers.

USA Today reports that Winfrey is also getting the option to acquire an additional five percent stake in the company and will join the Weight Watchers board after, ‘a positive personal experience with the company's weight-loss program’.

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Oprah Winfrey , Gail King - 2015 US Open Tennis - Day 9 at Arthur Ashe tennis stadium - Flushing Meadows Park, New York, United States - Tuesday 8th September 2015

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Oprah Winfrey , Gayle King - Celebrities and Tennis Pros at Day 9 of the 2015 Tennis U.S. Open at Billy Jean King National Tennis Center - New York City, United States - Tuesday 8th September 2015

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Oprah Winfrey - US Open Tennis - Day 8 - Celebrity Sightings - New York City, United States - Tuesday 8th September 2015

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Stars Pay Tribute To Whitney Houston's Daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown Who Has Died Aged 22


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Celebrities have taken to social media to express their condolences over the tragic death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late singer Whitney Houston. The 22 year old died on Sunday (July 26th), six months after she was found unconscious in a bathtub at her Atlanta home.

Bobbi Kristina BrownStars have been paying their respects to Bobbi Kristina Brown who has died aged 22.

On twitter talk show host Oprah Winfrey expressed her sadness writing, ‘Peace at last #BobbiKristina’, while ‘Empire’ actress Taraji P. Henderson added ‘Rest in heaven’.

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Oprah Winfrey - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived to Ed Sullivan Theater ahead of their interviews on the 'Late Show with David Letterman' in New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 14th May 2015

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Bill Clinton To Stop By 'The Late Show' Next Week, As David Letterman's Final Appearance Looms


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Bill Clinton will make his 10th and final ‘Late Show’ appearance on Tuesday night as the former President joins the growing number of high profile guests bidding farewell to long time host David Letterman. After over 6,000 episodes of the talk show Letterman will step down as host later this month as Stephen Colbert takes over hosting duties.

David LettermanDavid Letterman's time a 'The Late Show' host is nearly up.

The former President will be joined by comedian Adam Sandler on Tuesday night’s edition, while Howard Stern and Don Rickles will appear on Monday. Wednesday sees actress Julia Roberts along with musical guest Ryan Adams, followed by George Clooney and Tom Waits on Thursday. On Friday night Letterman will be joined by Oprah Winfrey and Canadian comic Norm MacDonald.

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Ever Wondered Which SATC Characters Oprah And Gandhi Would Be?


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Appearing on the chat show 'Watch What Happens Live!' last Thursday (30 April), Cynthia Nixon was asked by host Andy Cohen to suggest which 'Sex and the City' characters a variety of famous faces would be. And the results were certainly interesting: the actress was quick to name Queen Elizabeth II as Charlotte, both Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama as Carries, and Beyonce as Samantha.

Cynthia Nixon at the Annual Rush HeARTS Education Valentine's Luncheon at The Plaza Hotel - New York CityCynthia Nixon still keeps in touch with all the 'Sex and the City' ladies

But who does Cynthia think would make a good Miranda, the feisty lawyer she played in the popular HBO series? She reckons Hillary Clinton, Lena Dunham and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would all be a good fit. And then there's Gandhi, who would be - who else - Mr Big, according to Cynthia.

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Oprah Winfrey's Possessions Up For Auction In Chicago, Proceeds Will Be Donated To Charity


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Oprah Winfrey is selling some of her possessions and is donating the proceeds to charity. The objects were from Winfrey's Chicago home and 571 objects are up for auction in the city on Saturday (25th April).

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey is selling some of her possessions to raise money for charity.

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Dr. Oz Defends Columbia University Appointment After Allegations He Promotes "Quack" Medicine


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Dr. Mehmet Oz, best known for his appearances on Oprah Winfrey and The Dr. Oz Show, has issued a statement defending himself against the group of doctors at Columbia University who have called for his dismissal from the Medical School's faculty.

Dr. OzDr. Oz has issued a statement in response to allegations that he promotes quack medicine.

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Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network Suing Alleged Imposter For Posing As Mogul's Nephew


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Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network has reportedly filed a lawsuit in Florida, against a man who allegedly claimed to the mogul’s nephew. According to The Hollywood Reporter the lawsuit alleges that Justin Jackson pretended to be Oprah’s nephew as well as OWN network employees in order to gain gifts and benefits.

Oprah WinfreyOprah’s OWN network filed the lawsuit in Florida on Friday.

The suit claims that Jackson has a history of impersonation and has previously claimed to be an aide to President Obama as well as Madonna’s manager. Also listed as co-plaintiffs in the suit are Reggie Love, a former personal aide to Obama and Scott Garner, OWN's Senior Vice President of Scheduling and Acquisitions.

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Maya Angelou Memorial Stamp Goes Awry


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The US Postal Service’s attempt to commemorate the late author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has ended in farce, after a postage stamp bearing her image contained a quotation that was, in fact, attributed to somebody else.

According to the Washington Post on Tuesday, the words that appear on the stamp - “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song” – would seem to make reference to Angelou’s 1969 autobiography ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’.

However, though these words are associated with her they were not actually written by Angelou, but instead by Joan Walsh Anglund in her 1967 book of poetry ‘A Cup of Sun’, with the “it” on the stamp changed from a “he”.

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Oprah Winfrey Set To Close Harpo Studios In Chicago


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Although Chicago is "everything" to Oprah Winfrey, the media mogul is set to close Harpo Studios where she filmed 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' for more than 20 years in the Windy City, this December, and will move all production of OWN, her cable network, to a studio in California.

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Winfrey spent more than 20 years at Harpo Studios

OWN recently relocated its headquarters into a new studio in West Hollywood, California, and Oprah revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she wants all the work currently done in Chicago to be carried out on the west coast.

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Oprah Winfrey - The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards - Outside Arrivals at Santa Monica, Independent Spirit Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 21st February 2015

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Common, John Legend Bring Oscars Audience To Tears With "Glory" Performance And Speech


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Was there really any doubt in anyone's mind that Glory would win for Best Soundtrack this year? Didn't think so. John Legend accepted the award in classic John Legend style, with a rousing social justice-themed speech. 

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John Legend used his platform to address the injustices African Americans face in the American justice system.

His speech focused on the plight of African-Americans trapped in the current American justice system, comparing their numbers to those of slaves in the 19th century. 

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Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party which was held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

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Oprah Winfrey - 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals at Tent on the beach, Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, California, United States - Saturday 21st February 2015

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Oprah Winfrey - 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals at Independent Spirit Awards - Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 21st February 2015

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Oprah Winfrey - 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at Santa Monica Beach - Outside Arrivals at Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, California, United States - Saturday 21st February 2015

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'Selma' Honoured At NAACP Image Awards After Oscars Snub


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Civil rights drama Selma has been named ‘outstanding film of 2014’, at this year’s NAACP Image Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The film. which chronicles the journey of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 to secure equal voting rights, walked away with four awards during the two ceremonies on Thursday and Friday evening.

David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma

After being denied an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Rev. King, David Oyelowo took home the Image award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture. Accepting the award Oyelowo said, “I want to take this opportunity to say I thank the Lord I was able to play one of the most transcendent human beings who ever walked the planet.”

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Selma Review


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One of the finest biopics in recent memory, this drama manages to present someone as iconic as Martin Luther King Jr. as a normal man anyone can aspire to emulate. Anchored by an internalised performance from David Oyelowo, the film is skilfully directed by Ava DuVernay (Middle of Nowhere) with a sharp attention to subtle details. And the script by newcomer Paul Webb draws the characters with such complexity that the film has provoked controversy from people who like their heroes untextured.

The film enters Martin's story as he is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize alongside his activist wife Coretta (Carmen Ejogo) in October 1964, just over a year after his soaring "I have a dream" speech. And a few months later, he's called to Selma, Alabama, to help blacks who are being denied the right to vote by racially motivated voter registration laws. Martin meets with President Lyndon Johnson (Tom Wilkinson), who has more pressing things on his political agenda, then heads to Selma to lead a march on the state capitol in Montgomery. But the peaceful protest is met with nightmarish violence, ordered by Governor George Wallace (Tim Roth). So as the protesters regroup and plan a second march, Martin heads back to Washington to challenge Johnson to set some new priorities.

Cleverly, the script just covers a few months, punctuated with a series of King's most rousing speeches. Since none of this is presented for its big inspirational value, it has a much stronger kick than we expect. The film's punchiest scenes are almost silent, as King struggles to knot his tie before an appearance or fails to find the words to confess his infidelities to his wife. Oyelowo is so transparent in the role that King emerges as an everyday man with a gift for oratory in the right place at the right time. But it's his steely desire to do the right thing that makes him inspirational. And how he reacts when he discovers the human cost of his actions.

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Jennifer Hudson To Make Broadway Debut In 'The Color Purple'


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Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson is to take to the Broadway stage for the first time in an upcoming revival of ‘The Color Purple’, it was announced on Friday.

Producers Scott Sanders, Roy Furman and Oprah Winfrey revealed Hudson’s casting as Shug Avery, who was played Margaret Avery in the 1985 film version and by Elisabeth Withers-Mendes in the original stage adaptation back in 2005.

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Jennifer Hudson will at long last take her Broadway bow in 'The Color Purple' later this year

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Oprah Winfrey Reflects On Her 'Selma' Character Annie Lee Cooper


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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s story of his 1965 march through Alabama is told in all its harrowing detail in Ava DuVernay's forthcoming biopic 'Selma', a movie in which Oprah Winfrey spent no time at all getting involved.

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Oprah Winfrey plays Annie Lee Cooper in 'Selma'

Oprah has always held the issue of civil rights among African-Americans close to her heart, having appeared in a number of movies depicting the plight of racism in the US such as, most notably, 'The Color Purple' and, recently, 'The Butler'. But 'Selma' sees the new dawn for civil rights captured in a new film, with Martin Luther King's iconic march for black people's right to vote adapted by director Ava DuVernay and screenwriter Paul Webb. Her interest led to her not only coming on board as a producer, but also landing the role of legendary protester Annie Lee Cooper, who famously struck a Sheriff in the face after being refused the chance to register to vote.

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David Oyelowo Credits Oprah With Bringing 'Selma' To Fruition


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David Oyelowo became involved with Martin Luther King biopic 'Selma' seven years ago; a project which saw many pitfalls along the way - from financing to director selection - but is now here to tell an extraordinary story of one of the world's biggest heroes.

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David Oyelowo thinks the movie wouldn't have been made without Oprah

It was 2008 when screenwriter Paul Webb first announce the project, which would also bring on board Brad Pitt as a producer, but according to Oyelowo it took seven years in total to complete - a situation that wasn't as much of a drawback as it sounds in hindsight. 'I think it kind of happened at exactly the right time because the preparation for it was layered', he explains. 'There was a physical element to it, emotional, research element interviewing people but then there was a spiritual element to it as well. This man was led by his spiritual conviction and I felt I had to open up to that in order to be able to do it.'

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Video - Oprah Winfrey Poses On The Red Carpet For The New York Premier Of 'Selma' - Part 3


On 14th December 2014, the New York premiere for 'Selma' took place at the Ziegfeld Theatre, with various celebrities and stars of the film gracing the red carpet. Amongst these was Oprah Winfrey, who appears as African-American civil rights activist Annie Lee Cooper. Andre Holland and Jeremy Strong - both of whom also appear in the film - posed on the red carpet as well.

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Oprah Winfrey Says Having Children Would Have Hindered Career


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Oprah Winfrey has undoubtedly had one of the most successful media career's ever. Spanning over 3 decades, the 60 year-old has thrived as a talk show host, actress, producer and is even the CEO of the TV channel OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network).

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Winfrey wouldn't have been as successful if she became a mother

But while being interviewed for the upcoming ABC News special, 'Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014,' the media mogul said she would have never been able to achieve so much if she decided to become a mother.

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Selma Trailer


“What happens when a man stands up and says ‘enough is enough’?” So goes the question raised by Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) when President Lyndon B. Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) declines to help him in battling the race-related violence in Alabama. In retaliation, King organises a peaceful protest; he has African Americans march into Selma, Alabama, in an attempt to gain rights to vote. What follows, is a truly horrifying attack from the police on the peaceful protest which was televised and seen by millions, forcing the President’s hand, as he is forced to watch innocent people suffer. 

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Oprah Winfrey

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