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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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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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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.

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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


Essential

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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Oprah Winfrey - Oscar nominees luncheon 2015 held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals at Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 2nd February 2015

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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 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

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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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Oprah Winfrey - Press Conference for 'Selma' held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel - New York, United States - Sunday 14th December 2014

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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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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

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The Hundred-Foot Journey Review


Very Good

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.

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Oprah Winfrey Reportedly Set To Play Richard Pryor's Abusive Grandmother In Upcoming Biopic


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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". 

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Oprah Winfrey will reportedly play Richard Pryor's grandmother in the upcoming biopic.

Read More: Oprah Winfrey Isn't Fazed By Turning 60: "Every Year Can Be A Brand New Journey".

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Celebrities Take Part In The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Photos]


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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.”

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Helen Mirren Starrer "The Hundred-Foot Journey" Features Spicy Food And Cheesy Romance


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Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg joined forces on the foodie comedy The Hundred-Foot Journey and celebrated the fruits of their labour Tuesday night at the Ziegfield Theater in LA.

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Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg at the premiere of The Hundred-Foot Journey.

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.

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Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg - New York premiere of 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' at the Ziegfeld Theater - Arrivals - New York, United States - Monday 4th August 2014

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Oprah Winfrey Isn't Fazed By Turning 60: "Every Year Can Be A Brand New Journey."


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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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Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent Marry In Exclusive New York Ceremony


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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.

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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!

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Nate Burkus and Jeremiah Brent married on Saturday in New York.

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The couple made history by marrying at the New York Public Library.

After Miscarriage Admission, Is There Any Truth To Lindsay Lohan's Affair Rumors?


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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.

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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.”

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Lindsay Lohan's Ex List Was Actually A Step In Her Recovery


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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.

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It sounds like the list is a reminder of times now past for Lohan.

"I cannot confirm or deny it," she said.

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Lindsay Lohan's Show Slammed By Rosie O'Donnell - Is She Right?


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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.

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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.

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Pharrell Williams In Tears Over 'Happy' Fan Video Montage [Video]


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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.

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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.

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Jennifer Lopez Drops F-Bomb Whilst Judging 'American Idol' - Live!


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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.

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Jennifer Lopez accidently swore whilst judging American Idol live on air.

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Oprah Winfrey Tells It Straight To Lindsay Lohan, But Will It Work?


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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’.

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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."

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Oprah Winfrey Sells Famous Harpo Studios For $32 Million


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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.

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"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."

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Oprah Winfrey Set To Sell Harpo Studios For $32 Million


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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.

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Lukewarm Ratings For "Lindsay" Give OWN Much Needed Boost


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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.

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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.

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Lindsay Lohan Spends Most Of OWN Pilot Cooling Her Heels


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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.

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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.

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Oprah Winfrey - 45th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 22nd February 2014

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Oprah Winfrey - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) after party at Grosvenor House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 16th February 2014

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The Armstrong Lie Review


Very Good

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.

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Oprah Cancels 60th Birthday Bash In Favor Of Friends And Fitness


Oprah Winfrey Gayle King

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.

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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."

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Lindsay Lohan Reality Show Premiere Date Announced By Oprah Winfrey Network


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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.

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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.

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