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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
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.
Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay - Shots of a variety of stars as they took the the red carpet for the premiere of the movie drama 'Selma' which was held at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 14th December 2014
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
Amy Purdy, Estella Pyfrom and Oprah Winfrey - Oprah's 'The Life You Want Weekend' at American Airlines Arena in Miami at American Airlines Arena - Miami, Florida, United States - Saturday 25th October 2014
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]
Oprah Winfrey - A-list celebrities including "Mirrors" hit-maker Justin Timberlake, Canadian popstar Justin Bieber, TV show host Oprah Winfrey, host of American idol Ryan Seacrest, Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea, English fashion model Cara Delevingne and many more have all taken part in the ALS ice bucket challenge, designed to raise money and awareness for the neurodegenerative illness ALS also known as MND - Tuesday 19th August 2014
"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."
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent married in an exclusive New York ceremony on Saturday (3rd May).
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are married! Designer Berkus, who is best known as the presenter of American Dream Builders, married his designer and TV personality partner Brent in an incredible ceremony at the New York Public Library on Saturday (3rd May). The couple made history by becoming the first same sex couple to marry at the famous wedding venue.
Berkus even included a few of his own designs in the wedding décor with the ceremony wall including a selection of fabrics from Berkus' own lines for Calico. The farm style wooden tables which the 220 guests dined on were covered with white table clothes also from Berkus' collection. On the subject of fabrics, 42-year-old Berkus wore a J. Crew suit and 29-year-old Brent wore a Saint Laurent.
Read more: Nate Berkus Engaged.
Read more: 'American Dream Builders' - Your New Favourite TV Show.
Their chosen colours were minimalist with black, whites and creams embellished with touches of gold. The latter colour matched the couple's simple gold bands which they exchanged at the Sheri Salata officiated ceremony. Salata is the president of Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions and Winfrey herself, a long term friend of Berkus, also attended the ceremony. Winfrey was not the only celebrity to have helped the couple celebrate their nuptials as amongst the guests were Rachael Rae, Katie Lee and Elizabeth Hendrickson.
The couple became engaged last April whilst vacationing in Peru. Berkus has been in one major relationship prior to Brent but it ended in tragedy. Berkus was previously in a long term relationship with photographer Fernando Bengoechea who tragically died in the 2004 Sri Lanka tsunami.
People first reported the news of Berkus and Brent's marriage.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Nate Burkus and Jeremiah Brent married on Saturday in New York.
The couple made history by marrying at the New York Public Library.
The dust is still settling from Lohan's confession on her OWN reality show.
Lindsay Lohan’s OWN reality show came to a climactic conclusion Sunday, when the star admitted to suffering a miscarriage during the taping of the show. From Monday onward, Lindsay has been dealing with the aftermath of her confession.
Once again, news outlets are buzzing with questions about Lindsay Lohan's personal life.
“No one knows this: I had a miscarriage for those two weeks I took off,” she confessed with cameras rolling on the finale of her self-titled OWN network reality show. “Mentally, that messes with you.”
Apparently the leak wasn't that terrible, since there have been no lawsuits.
Lindsay Lohan really did write down her now infamous list of lovers, which has been providing gossip fodder for a couple of weeks now. But she didn’t do it for the reasons you think. It turns out that Lohan jotted down the thirty or so names, while she was in rehab, as part of her therapy. So said Lohan herself, speaking out about the list on Watch What Happens Live. When questioned by Andy Cohen during the show’s Plead the Fifth segment, Lohan played coy at first.
It sounds like the list is a reminder of times now past for Lohan.
"I cannot confirm or deny it," she said.
Continue reading: Lindsay Lohan's Ex List Was Actually A Step In Her Recovery
These are challenging times for the Lohan family.
Lindsay Lohan has been hit with the shame and bad publicity of a fellow entertainer criticising her current project. The 27 year-old actress can currently be seen on OWN's Lindsay, a reality show that follows the troubled star as she goes about her daily business and works to get her life back on track. However, comedian Rose O'Donnell has now added her voice to the admonishment of Lindsay in a caustic tweet.
Lindsay Lohan Has Been Targeted For Her New Reality TV Show, 'Lindsay.'
O'Donnell publically blasted Lohan's show, writing "The Lindsay show is a tragedy - on every level - I hope one day she gets sober for real and watches these episodes - n sees what we all do" to hundreds of 'retweets' and 'favorites' demonstrating support for the outspoken television personality's view. Lindsay hasn't had chance to respond to O'Donnell's comments, having instead been snapped partying at the Coachella Festival in California.
Continue reading: Lindsay Lohan's Show Slammed By Rosie O'Donnell - Is She Right?
The pop singer was touched by international footage of 'Happy' dancing.
Pharrell Williams broke down in tears of joy after being shown a montage of his international fans dancing to his number one hit single, 'Happy.' The pop singer was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on a new episode of Oprah Prime during which he discussed the phenomenal success of his Despicable Me 2 soundtrack song.
Pharrell Williams Became Very Emotional During A Recent Oprah Winfrey Interview.
"A single airplay, nothing," the singer said of the track, which was released last November. "And the next thing you know, we put out the video on November 21st and all of a sudden. Boom," Williams continued, gesturing an explosion with his hands.
Continue reading: Pharrell Williams In Tears Over 'Happy' Fan Video Montage [Video]
Jennifer Lopez, whilst critiquing a performance on Wednesday's 'American Idol', shocked - and amused - viewers by accidently dropping the F-bomb on live television.
Jennifer Lopez was evidently mortified on Wednesday evening after dropping the F-bomb on live TV. Lopez was judging American Idol and got carried away when commenting on one of the contestant's performances.
Jennifer Lopez accidently swore whilst judging American Idol live on air.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Drops F-Bomb Whilst Judging 'American Idol' - Live!
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has told Lindsay Lohan to quit the nonsense and start acting professionally while filming OWN's reality show 'Lindsay'.
Momma O’s been whipping Li-Lo’s butt in to shape after her recent shenanigans filming her self-titled reality show on OWN, “Lindsay”. Oprah had been informed by the film crew working on the reality show, which is aired on Oprah’s TV network, that Lindsay had been difficult to work with as well as not keeping to schedule. Documentary crew claimed they have been ‘held hostage’ by the Mean Girls actress, who caused ‘chaos’ and was constantly ‘screwing around’.
Oprah is not pleased with how Lindsay Lohan has been treating the camera crew
Oprah’s reaction to the (quite frankly unsurprising) news? How can we put this mildly...she was pretty pissed. Oprah flew out to Lindsay’s home in New York and gave Lohan a piece of her mind. Telling Lohan to ‘cut the bulls***’, Winfrey added she would not allow her to ‘f*** up’. "Who can do any work if the person does not show up?" asked Winfrey, who also explained, "My thing is, this is exactly what everyone said was going to happen, and I believed differently."
Continue reading: Oprah Winfrey Tells It Straight To Lindsay Lohan, But Will It Work?
Oprah Winfrey is selling Harbo Studios in Chicago.
Oprah Winfrey is selling Harpo Studios in Chicago, the home of The Oprah Winfrey Show from 1990 to 2011. Though the studio will remain on the property for another two years, Winfrey has agreed to sell to a developer for around $32 million, according to Crain's Chicago Business.
Oprah Winfrey Is Selling Harbo Studios
"We have entered into a purchasing agreement with Sterling Bay for the four-building Harpo Studios campus in Chicago's West Loop," Harpo told Crain's in a statement. "We expect the transaction to be closed in 30 days. The property will be leased back to Harpo for two years and the studio will continue to produce programming for OWN."
Continue reading: Oprah Winfrey Sells Famous Harpo Studios For $32 Million
The place where 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' was filmed since 1990 is expected to be purchased by a Chicago-based developer within the next 30 days.
Oprah Winfrey is expected to sell one of her most notable possessions.
The TV mogul is selling the studios she filmed her famed show 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' from 1990 to 2011 to a developer, the Associates Press reports.
Winfrey stopped filming her show at the Chicago-based Harp studio when her own cable channel, Oprah Winfrey Network, debuted 3 years ago.
Continue reading: Oprah Winfrey Set To Sell Harpo Studios For $32 Million
The pilot got lukewarm reviews, but the ratings were an improvement to recent OWN productions.
It’s a very, very strange situation when a show that’s meant to depict a celebrity’s journey to recovery gets judged on its entertainment value. Still, that is the way it goes in celebrityland, so how did Lindsay Lohan’s OWN pilot fare? Not too well, according to ratings. The Hollywood Reporter says that the pilot episode of Lindsay only drew in about 892,000 viewers. Even so, at 10PM on a Sunday, that’s a small improvement on recent ratings for the same time slot.
Oprah is helping Lohan restart her career in exchange for a ratings boost for OWN.
In addition, Lindsay seemed to help the network towards its goal of attracting a younger demo to OWN. The show was popular with women aged 18-34, with whom the premiere's .53 rating was up 231 percent from the year prior. In addition, the total number of viewers marked the highest draw in six weeks for OWN. Not bad for a pilot, which has been labeled bland and mostly uneventful by critics. The show’s ratings can’t compare to those of Oprah’s interview with Lohan last year, but Lindsay definitely has development potential.
Continue reading: Lukewarm Ratings For "Lindsay" Give OWN Much Needed Boost
The first episode was remarkably uneventful.
Lindsay Lohan’s new reality show premiered on Oprah over the weekend and the star, who has become the poster child for child star go bad, managed to shock everyone again. By not being that shocking at all.
Lohan is back on the straight and narrow... in the first episode, at least.
Sure, the first episode shows Lohan struggling to toe the line – by the end of it, she’s having obvious trouble following the restrictions set by Oprah. Her troubles with substance abuse and numerous DUIs aren’t directly addressed, but are alluded to, when the actress tries to rent a place in New York. One of the final scenes Sunday showed an exasperated Lohan reprimanding her real estate broker because she's required to get renter's liability insurance before she can move into her new apartment.
Continue reading: Lindsay Lohan Spends Most Of OWN Pilot Cooling Her Heels
This biographical documentary about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong feels eerily gentle compared to filmmaker Alex Gibney's recent films, the WikiLeaks doc We Steal Secrets and the Catholic priest expose Mea Maxima Culpa. But then it was originally conceived as a celebration of Armstrong's comeback at the 2009 Tour de France, which is still at the heart of the film.
It was during this comeback that Armstrong's stellar image started to slip, with old rivalries and gurgling rumours surging to the surface. Gibney intercuts interviews he shot at the time with more recent chats, including a conversation immediately after Armstrong taped his notorious confessional interview with Oprah Winfrey. So we vividly see Armstrong's two-faced personality. Along the way, Gibney also traces the cyclist's remarkable rise to fame, his near death from cancer and the secret doping system he used to win the Tour de France seven times from 1999 to 2005. Armstrong's rationale is that everyone else was doing the same thing, so it was actually a level playing field.
Only of course it wasn't, because many cyclists remained clean and were edged out of the winning position as a result. Gibney also talks to a wide variety of experts, journalists and fellow riders who discuss the sport's culture of omerta (a mafia-style code of honour). From the news reports, we already know about the many years of deception, which is why society no longer holds professional athletes to such high, clean standards. It's clearly more about the money now than the human achievement. And there's so much cash to be made that competitors will break every rule there is if they think they'll get away with it.
Continue reading: The Armstrong Lie Review
Oprah Winfrey decided on a low-key celebration for her 60th. Well, as low-key as she could, anyway.
Oprah Winfrey – the woman, the legend, the empire – has turned 60. She isn’t making a fuss about it either. The creator of the OWN network had previously been announced to have a huge blowout party, “but the guest list was getting out of control, so she decided to cancel,” reports a source for E!News.
Winfrey opted for a low-key celebration, instead of the originally planned blowout.
Don’t worry, though, Oprah is still getting a present, says best fried Gayle King: "It's not like Oprah needs anything, but she loves all things, books…and she's a fan of cashmere. She has everything, but I don't care who you are, everybody likes a present."
Continue reading: Oprah Cancels 60th Birthday Bash In Favor Of Friends And Fitness
The 'Mean Girls' actress is getting her own reality show.
OWN has announced the premiere date of the new Lindsay Lohan reality show, Lindsay, which will begin airing from the 9th March at 10pm ET/PT. The docuseries will follow the actress around throughout her daily activities in New York as she makes steps to recover following a period of negative media attention.
Lindsay Lohan Will Be The Star Of Her Own Reality TV Show.
The camera will follow the Parent Trap star as she reunites with family and friends in the city and discusses the highs and lows of fame in an attempt to set the record straight and get her public image back on track.
Lindsay Lohan agreed to film a documentary about her life, and the world will finally get their first look in March.
Lindsay Lohan's docuseries on OWN has been a long time in coming, but we finally know when it will be seen by the world.
Lindsay Lohan shows up to the Z100 Jingle Ball in New York
Oprah's network announced on Thursday (January 9) that the show will premiere on 9 March.
Continue reading: Lindsay Lohan's OWN Docuseries Gets A Release Date
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The Bafta nominations didn’t really throw up any surprises, with many of the year’s top actors, directors and films being recognised. The constant metronome of: ‘Gravity,’ ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ still chimes away; the Oscar favourites are set to do battle.
Gravity is leading the way with 11 Bafta nominations
So 'Gravity' leads the way with 11 nominations; it’ll go up against '12 Years a Slave' in the Best Film Category as well as 'American Hustle', 'Captain Phillips' and 'Philomena', a film the Alfonso Cuaron space thriller must also beat to win Outstanding British Film gong. 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', 'Rush', 'Saving Mr. Banks' and 'The Selfish Giant' make up that category.
Oprah Winfrey's non-stop schedule stopped her from having kids who would've suffered.
Oprah Winfrey may have saved a lot of families and taken care of a lot of people over the past 30 years she's been on television, but kids have always been out of the question.
The world's most famous talk-show host has admitted that her immensely busy high-flying career has meant that bringing up children would've been almost impossible. The 59-year-old has been in a relationship with businessman Stedman Graham since 1986 and, although the pair were engaged at one point, they never made it down the aisle; getting round to starting a family, thus, was never on the cards.
'If I had kids, my kids would hate me', she admitted to The Hollywood Reporter. 'They would have ended up on the equivalent of the Oprah show talking about me; because something [in my life] would have had to suffer and it would've probably been them.' As a teenager, she was too busy thinking about making a difference in the world and helping people en masse to worry about where she was going to find time to settle down - unlike her long time best friend Gayle King.
Continue reading: Oprah Confesses She Never Wanted A Family: 'My Kids Would Hate Me'
The beleaguered celebrity chef will finally get chance to explain herself in the face of mounting controversy
Nigella Lawson is one of the most hotly discussed celebrities in the world right now, and all for the wrong reasons too, as her supposed drug habits look unlikely to disappear any time soon. With her reputation on the verge of being in tatters, Nigella will look to address these rumours once and for all and to set the record straight, taking to one of the biggest platforms on television to deliver her side of the story.
Nigella was a media darling and regarded as a domestic goddess before the recent allegations emerged
In the ongoing court case against former assistants Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo for fraud, the pair insisted that Nigella has a insatiable drug habit, with their remarks backed up by an email from Nigella's former husband Charles Saatchi. Nigella has so far avoided discussing the scandal in public and when she appears at Isleworth Crown Court to give evidence against the defendants, she plans on only answering questions about the case. But Nigella isn't avoiding the scandal, just waiting for the right moment to address it, taking to one of the biggest stages around to finally address it.
Continue reading: Nigella Lawson To Address Drugs Scandal In Tell-All 'Oprah' Appearance
This is an strangely slushy movie from Lee Daniels, whose last two films (Precious and The Paperboy) bristled with unexpected life. By contrast, this star-packed drama uses a true story to trace the Civil Rights struggle from the 1950s to the present day. But it's been so fictionalised that it feels kind of like a variation on Forrest Gump.
Cecil Gaines (Whitaker) grew up on a Georgia cotton plantation, where the cruel master's kindly mother (Redgrave) taught him to be a house servant. Years later, he marries Gloria (Winfrey) and moves to Washington DC, where he gets a job in the White House as a butler to presidents from Eisenhower (Williams) to Reagan (Rickman). His job description is simple: "You hear nothing, you see nothing, you only serve." And yet as the nation grapples with its racist culture, he has a quiet influence on each leader who moves through the house.
Whitaker narrates the film in drawling flashbacks, while the story flickers between Cecil and his eldest son Louis (Oyelowo), an activist who is involved in every key moment in the Civil Rights movement. And their younger son (Kelley) is sent to Vietnam. So it's like a condensed version of late 20th century American history, made notable by the lively cast of cameo players including Marsden (as JFK), Schreiber (LBJ), Ellis (MLK) and Cusack (Nixon), plus Fonda as a lively Nancy Reagan.
Continue reading: The Butler Review
It was a good way to address the problem, especially after the "black comediennes aren't ready" slipup.
They had to do it. There couldn’t have been a better opportunity for SNL to address the diversity issue than a guest appearance by Kerry Washington. SNL fans were eager to see how the show would tackle its obvious lack of black comediennes with a prominent diversity advocate (not to mention an exceptional actress) like Washington on board. They were not disappointed.
Washington had to play both the First Lady, Oprah and a whole host of other celebrities.
So you know how people have been complaining that the lack of a black comedienne severely limits the cast’s topical sketches? The two main examples were Oprah and Michelle Obama – with noone to impersonate them, SNL has missed some golden opportunities over the past six years (the last time Michelle Obama was featured in a skit, she was played by Maya Rudolph in 2007). Not last night though, because Washington was on a mission to perform all the sketches! All the sketches that SNL hasn’t done due to casting limitations. The writers didn’t waste any time and the Scandal actress came out as the first lady at the very beginning of the episode causing President Obama (Jay Pharoah) to remark, "I feel like it's been years since I've seen you!" See what they did there?
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@CDNOWNViewers Winds calmer today. They’re preparing for more high winds tomorrow.
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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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