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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
Cynthia Nixon plays a 'Sex and the City' naming game in a recent TV interview.
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 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.
Continue reading: Ever Wondered Which SATC Characters Oprah And Gandhi Would Be?
More than 500 objects belonging to Oprah Winfrey will be going up for auction in Chicago on Saturday 25th April.
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 Winfrey is selling some of her possessions to raise money for charity.
Dr. Oz has defended his right to give his backing to weight loss drugs in the face of allegations made against him by a group of Columbia University doctors.
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. Oz has issued a statement in response to allegations that he promotes quack medicine.
Justin Jackson is alleged to have pretending to be Winfrey’s nephew as well as a Barack Obama aide and Madonna's manager.
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’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.
The US Postal Service's memorial stamp contained a quotation apparently not written or spoken by the author.
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”.
Continue reading: Maya Angelou Memorial Stamp Goes Awry
The media mogul wants all OWN operations to be carried out in the new headquarters at studio in West Hollywood, California.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Oprah Winfrey Set To Close Harpo Studios In Chicago
Legend used the Oscar platform to address an ongoing injustice.
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.
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.
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
ABC’s ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ and ‘Black-ish’ also picked up trophies at the 46th annual awards.
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. 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.”
Continue reading: 'Selma' Honoured At NAACP Image Awards After Oscars Snub
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.
Continue reading: Selma Review
The Oscar-winning 'Dreamgirls' actress will finally make her Broadway debut in the fall when 'The Color Purple' arrives.
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.
Jennifer Hudson will at long last take her Broadway bow in 'The Color Purple' later this year
Continue reading: Jennifer Hudson To Make Broadway Debut In 'The Color Purple'
Oprah plays famous protester in Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King biopic.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Oprah Winfrey Reflects On Her 'Selma' Character Annie Lee Cooper
It's been a long time in production but the King drama is finally on its way.
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.
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.'
Continue reading: David Oyelowo Credits Oprah With Bringing 'Selma' To Fruition
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.
The media mogul reckons her iconic career wouldn't have been possible is she became a mother.
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).
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.
Continue reading: Oprah Winfrey Says Having Children Would Have Hindered Career
“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.
Continue: Selma Trailer
A relentlessly smiley-glowy tone threatens to undo this film at every turn, but it's just about rescued by a spiky script and the adept cast. Director Lasse Hallstrom has been indulging in warm-fuzzy filmmaking since 2000's Chocolat, and this story (based on the Richard Morais book) seems set in the same fanciful, far too-cute France, created with digital effects rather than cinematography. Nothing is remotely realistic, but the characters are engaging and the food looks absolutely delicious. This is definitely not a film to see on an empty stomach.
The central character is Hassan (90210's Manish Dayal), who was born in India and developed his prodigious gift as a chef with his late mother. Now refugees in Europe, Hassan's Papa (Om Puri) is on a quest to establish a restaurant with his five children. They settle on an impossibly quaint French village, and set up their Indian eatery just across the road from the Michelin-starred restaurant run by the imperious Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), who of course immediately declares war on these interlopers. Meanwhile, Hassan begins exploring French cookery with Mallory's sexy sous-chef Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon). And his innate expertise catches Mallory's attention.
This simple twist helps propel the story and draw us in, as Hassan proves that he can teach Mallory a thing or two. Where this goes is played out in a simplistic way, but for audience members who are looking for meaning there's quite a bit of insight scattered around the script. Otherwise, Hallstrom is far more interested in superficial imagery, never quite letting the actors dig deep into their characters. Dayal shows some real texture as Hassan, but is reduced in the editing to merely smiling or frowning to show the character's frame of mind. And his relationship with Le Bon's impossibly perky Marguerite is almost painfully predictable.
Continue reading: The Hundred-Foot Journey Review
Oprah Winfrey is seemingly involved in an upcoming Richard Pryor biopic and is rumoured to be playing his abusive grandmother.
Oprah Winfrey has confirmed her involvement in an upcoming biopic of the late American actor and comedian Richard Pryor. The 60-year-old added a photograph to her Instagram account in which she posed alongside Lee Daniels and Mike Epps. She added the caption "just finished a great 1st read session" and used the hashtag "RichardPryor".
Scroll for pictures of celebs taking the chilly challenge to raise awareness for AlS
It’s not just you and your friends getting nominated to take the ALS awareness ice bucket challenge; celebs from lists A-Z are getting involved, and we’ve got a bunch of pictures of them getting soaked for a good cause.
Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey, Ryan Seacrest, Iggy Azalea, Cara Delevingne have all taken part, as well as Mark Zuckerberg, who facilitated the sharing of these phenomenon with a little creation he decided to call Facebook. And who did he decide to nominate? Bill Gates, who decided to use a piece of machinery to aid his ice bucket challenge.
Bieber’s actually done it twice now, and made sure he removed his top for the second attempt. “Alright, second ice bucket challenge,” he said. “Today I nominate my Beliebers all over the world. I know you guy's got an ice bucket somewhere.”
Continue reading: Celebrities Take Part In The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Photos]
"The Hundred-Foot Journey" is all comfort food and no spice, according to critics.
The movie tells the story of two rival restaraurants – a Michelin-starred French eatery and the quaint family-run Arabic place that moves in next door. The Kadam family is faced with tough competition in the face of their neighbour, Madame Mallory, but with the help of their culinary wunderkind of a son, Hasan and the budding friendship between him and Mallory’s sous chef Margueritte, an unexpected partnership blossoms.
The media mogul preaches age is just a number when featuring on a double cover of her own O Magazine's June issue.
Oprah Winfrey may be 60 years-old but to her, age is just a number.
The media mogul used her own O Magazine to showcase how aging can be embraced and accepted, but this is easy to say when time doesn't seem to be catching up with you.
Featuring in the new double cover of her self-titled O, Winfrey looked beautiful while sporting a figure-hugging long red dress by Badgley Mischka, which she describes as "fabulous."
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1st day back at home. Still smelling smoke.But grateful to have a home to come to and forever grateful to firefighters. #ThomasFire
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@MastinKipp It is EXACTLY. EPIC!
@CDNOWNViewers Winds calmer today. They’re preparing for more high winds tomorrow.
@RichOnOWN @RobinRoberts Why am I on it?
So looking forward to you all seeing it. Bravo👏🏽👏🏽 @ava https://t.co/UqUqPrjr4c
After the harrowing week of fire this was joy to wakeup and look forward to. https://t.co/dz5LzWiOr6
@3LWTV @RichOnOWN Evacuated 10 days ago. Smoke was so bad for breathing. Dogs are in Palo Alto.
@RichOnOWN Was this the mother who was also pregnant?
God bless every firefighter and their families. fighting 3 weeks straight. still going. Imagine their exhaustion!#ThomasFire
@RichOnOWN So far still standing. Praying for the Promised Land and everyone else’s land. firefighters on the defense. 🙏🏾
Still praying for our little town. Winds picked up this morning creating a perfect storm of bad for firefighters. #peacebestill 🙏🏾
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