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Posted Monday 2/19/18 at 11:12PM EST
President Trump spent President's Day Eve bashing "a very insecure Oprah"
The president wasn't a fan of Oprah's 60 Minutes panel on Sunday: "The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect. Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!"
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:09PM EST
Oprah makes it clear she's not running for president
During a special live taping of Oprah Winfrey's SuperSoul Sunday podcast today with Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Hamilton star said he wasn’t going to go into politics. “I’m not either," Oprah responded ALSO: Oprah sits down for separate interviews with Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah for SuperSoul Conversations.
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 1:34AM EST
Vanity Fair digitally removed James Franco from its Hollywood issue cover following sexual misconduct allegations
"We made a decision not to include James Franco on the Hollywood cover once we learned of the misconduct allegations against him," a Vanity Fair spokespesrson says of scrubbing The Deuce star from the Annie Leibovitz photo shoot.
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 10:20AM EST
Oprah says she won't run for president: “I don’t have the DNA for it”
“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not,” Oprah Winfrey tells InStyle magazine. “And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it.”
Posted Saturday 1/13/18 at 12:37AM EST
Oprah’s Golden Globe speech is now on Spotify
Spotify’s weekly New Music Friday playlist includes Oprah Winfrey’s speech as its last track. ALSO: An “Oprah For President” billboard is up in Los Angeles.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 2:44PM EST
Oprah to interview Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, Shonda Rhimes and more on their Time’s Up initiative
Natalie Portman and Tracee Ellis Ross will also be part of Oprah Winfrey’s discussion on sexual harassment in Hollywood this weekend on CBS Sunday Morning.
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 9:34AM EST
Ellen FaceTimes with Oprah to discuss the deadly mudslides impacting their Montecito neighborhoods
““Today, I need you because there’s a lot going on in my life right now,” an emotional Ellen DeGeneres said while discussing the mudslides that have left 17 people dead following heavy rains earlier this week in Santa Barbara County. “I love this community,” she added. “If you’ve never been there, Montecito is a small town. It’s less than 10,000 people, it has 2 public schools, family-owned businesses. It’s a tight-knit community so everyone kind of knows everyone. I work in L.A., but I consider Montecito my home. I live there, Oprah lives there.”
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 10:24PM EST
Gayle King says Oprah wanted her Golden Globes speech to be “uniting": “She did not want it to be a political speech”
“I did not think they would be talking about it in presidential terms,” says the CBS This Morning co-anchor, who served as Oprah Winfrey’s “practice audience," in an interview with People magazine. “I thought that they would be talking about it because it was powerful. She wasn’t writing this thinking, ‘I’m going to launch my presidential campaign,’ which, by the way, she’s not even thinking about having a presidential campaign. She wasn’t thinking in those terms. I thought they’d be talking about it because I knew it was going to be good.”
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 6:16PM EST
Would Discovery let Oprah out of her contract to run for president?
Technically, Oprah Winfrey is an employee of Discovery Communications.. But when that was pointed out to Discovery president David Zaslav, he responded: "Oprah is in charge of her own destiny.”
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:01PM EST
Oprah would beat President Trump by 10 points, according to a post-Golden Globes poll
A survey by Rasmussen Reports found that 48% of likely voters said they'd would vote for Oprah Winfrey, compared to 38% for Trump (14% were undecided). ALSO: Amid presidential talk, Oprah's estate has been ravaged by mud.
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 6:45PM EST
President Trump says “yeah, I’ll beat Oprah,” but he doesn’t think she’ll run
In 1999, Donald Trump told Larry King he’d run for president with Oprah Winfrey as his vice president pick. “Oprah would always be my first choice,” he said at the time. Today, the president responded to talks of an Oprah candidacy. "Yeah, I'll beat Oprah; Oprah would be a lot of fun," he told the White House press. He added: "I don't think she's going to run."
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 6:45PM EST
A 2006 episode of The Boondocks predicted Oprah winning the presidency in 2020
In the “Return of the King” episode, a newspaper shows Oprah Winfrey as winning the presidency on Nov. 8, 2017. ALSO: Oprah 2020 gear is already for sale.
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 8:32AM EST
Why we need Oprah to be "our Oprah" — and not our president
“The mingling of political and cultural celebrity — a radical shift in American life after the election of a pop-culture star to the presidency — can’t be reversed,” says Daniel D’Addario. He adds: “it’s a troubling trend, not least because liberals sympathetic to a (Oprah) Winfrey candidacy seem to have learned nothing from what they dislike about President Trump. Replacing a political amateur with a political amateur with good intentions doesn’t solve certain core problems the executive branch is suffering at the moment. Winfrey has given her fans every indication through the years that she is a skilled executive, a genius of empathy and a deep reader of literature (a sharp contrast to our current post-literacy president), but it’s not exactly pedantic to suggest, as various positions lie unfilled and as America’s status on the world stage sinks, that some level of experience is needed to run the federal government.”
- Gayle King says Oprah is not actively considering a presidential run: “I do think she’s intrigued by the idea. I do think that"
- Everybody missed the point of Oprah’s speech — it wasn’t about setting up a presidential run
- Oprah electrifies America as an artist, but it would be shortsighted to bring that vigor to politics
- Trump administration welcomes potential clash with Oprah in 2020
- “Please let’s not do this again”: Why Oprah 2020 is “a bad liberal revenge fantasy”
- Shouldn’t we be concerned with Oprah’s relationship with “charlatans” like Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz and Jenny McCarthy?
- Read a guide to Oprah’s political leanings
- Sean Spicer, Trump’s former press secretary, suggests Oprah is too inexperienced to run for president
- Stephen Colbert explains how an Oprah presidency would work
- Shares of Weight Watchers soar after Oprah’s speech
- Trevor Noah breaks down why Oprah is the perfect opponent for Trump
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 11:02AM EST
Report: Oprah is “actively thinking” of running for president in 2020
CNN’s Brian Stelter reports that two of Oprah’s friends, who requested anonymity, said that Oprah Winfrey is indeed seriously thinking of running for president. The two friends spoke after Oprah’s well-received speech at the Golden Globes. Stelter notes that “some of Winfrey's confidants have been privately urging her to run.”
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 11:02AM EST
NBC deletes tweet referring to Oprah as "OUR future president"
The "Nothing but respect for OUR president" tweet that baffled media people as being a "strange tweet for a broadcast network" has been taken down. “The tweet was sent out by a third party agency for NBC Entertainment in real time during the live broadcast,” NBC said in a statement, adding: “It is in reference to a joke made during the opening monologue and not meant to be a political statement.” The tweet also received criticism from Donald Trump Jr, who tweeted: "In case anyone had any doubts about where the media stands this should take care of it. The bias against @realDonaldTrump is now so obvious they have simply given up hiding it." “The tweet was sent out by a third party agency for NBC Entertainment in real time during the live broadcast,” the