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08
Jan

Oprah wins Big at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards!

By: Kristen Sales

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The 75th annual Golden Globes was rife with political and cultural tension. From the many celebrities that
adorned the red carpet in black; a visual form of solidarity with the victims of sexual abuse within
Hollywood, to Seth Meyers man jabs at President Trump’s continuous attacks against the press, this year
was chock full of statements. But one figure was showcased to a grand degree; Oprah Winfrey. Seth first
brings up Oprah when he calls back to a time in 2011 in which he poked fun at Donald Trump, alluding to
the rumors that that was what had convinced the millionaire to run. He follows up by saying, “So if that’s
true, Oprah, you will never be president!” garnering laughs from the audience. Throughout the award
show, it is noted that Oprah would be winning the Cecil B. DeMille award. Several times prior to her
acceptance award, there are several nods to Oprah as her peers speak about her with the camera panning
to show Oprah with a smile. Just before she is give the award, we are shown clips of her on the Oprah
Winfrey Show as well as her acting chops in movies like The Color Purple and A Wrinkle In Time, set to
be released in March of this year. Amy Poehler is then tasked with the speech to introduce Oprah. They
share a hug and before Oprah can even deliver her speech, she is met with a standing ovation.

It is then that we are treated to a speech that most certainly indicated a change. She starts by detailing the
first time she saw a black man that was ever met with positive reverence. She stated that after Sydney
Portiere’s Oscar win at the 36 th annual Academy awards, she felt a sense of purpose and power. Oprah
states that Sydney had won the Cecil B. DeMille award in 1982.

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She followed by stating, “It is not lost on
me that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given
the same award.” She eloquently continues her speech, highlighting the many strides for change that
black women have initiated. She calls for the women who have been impacted by the MeToo movement
to also speak their truth, an acknowledgement of the sexual abuse that happened in Hollywood. Her
speech showcased her ability to both command and move a room. Every celebrity that was shown during
her speech had their eyes locked on Oprah, several were emotional during it.

Oprah closes her speech by
saying:“I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you.
But the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even
during our darkest nights. So, I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the
horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of
whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men are fighting hard to make sure
that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘me too’ again.”

Again, the room is filled with applause and cheers as the occupants of the room all stand, moved by her
elegant speech. Given the reactions on various social media, it’s safe to say that many people who weren’t
of celebrity status were also moved by Oprah. Her speech left many feeling as if change is truly on the
horizon for the marginalized and disenfranchised. Oprah has yet again show cased her abilities with this
heartfelt and abundantly elegant speech. It’s almost assured that there were young minds that were
inspired by Oprah Winfrey, just as many have been over the years.

FULL ACCEPTANCE SPEECH:

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19
Dec
12
Dec

Oprah Winfrey covers Hollywood Reporter

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Oprah Winfrey covers Hollywood Reporter check out some of her interview here:

Oprah on Broadway:

“It’s something I would like to do, but I’d like to get settled in my house, have a life and then make the next move. I’d just like to be in the space where I really feel like I have nothing to prove.” Is she close? “I think I’m just about there.” [

On Stedman keeping it real with her while she was being slammed in the press
“He would say, ‘You think you’re going to rest on your laurels? You think anybody cares about 25 years?’ And I’d go, ‘Yeah, I kinda felt people did. Twenty-five years means nothing?’ Same thing happened with Gayle. I said, ‘I heard people were counting me out.’ And she goes, ‘No. You were counted out.’ “[…]“This has been the great climb of my life,” she says of the past three years. “But I still have a long way to go.”

Her advice to new talk-show hosts like Steve Harvey and Queen Latifah
“Don’t do it until you have 100 percent creative control to be yourself.” When she sensed that Harvey was straying, she called him up and told him, “I saw you in a chocolate factory trying to do that routine that Lucy and Ethel did. That’s not you. Don’t let people talk you into what they think is you.”

When [my producers] called me in and said, ‘I know, we could take the audience to outer space,’ I knew it was time to go.

On giving generously ever since she was a kid/strong>
“I’d collect [my lunch money] in a little cup and take it back to church on Sunday to give to the starving children of Costa Rica. I always felt that whatever you have, you have to share it.”

On giving money to family and friends over the years
“When you’re the most successful person in your family, in your neighborhood and in your town, everybody thinks you’re the First National Bank and you have to figure out for yourself where those boundaries are.[…]I got to the point where nobody ever asked me for anything less than $5,000. I felt pressured for a long time to say yes, because I thought, ‘I can’t lie and say I don’t have it. My salary is printed in the paper,’ ” she laughs, looking back at all her charity: “I’ve bought more houses and cars than I can even tell you.”

Oprah is still every woman and an amazing ICON AND IDOL TO MANY WOMEN LIKE MYSELF IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY!

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25
Nov

Babyface speaks with Oprah

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10 Time Grammy winning singer-songwriter, and recent Hollywood Star recipient Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds sat down with Oprah to talk about his music process, public divorce from Tracey Edmonds, state of the music industry and much more on her show Oprah’s Next Chapter.

Oprah caught up with the R&B powerhouse at his home in Los Angeles to discuss his upcoming album, Love, Marriage & Divorce, a duets album with Toni Braxton (available February 4, 2014 on Motown Records.)

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20
Nov

PIC OF THE DAY: OPRAH RECEIVES PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM

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Oprah Winfrey is one of the world’s most successful broadcast journalists. She is best known for creating The Oprah Winfrey Show, which became the highest rated talk show in America for 25 years. Ms. Winfrey has long been active in philanthropic causes and expanding opportunities for young women. She has received numerous awards throughout her career, including the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award in 2002 and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2010.

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06
Nov

Oprah has a co star in her December Issue

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Oprah Winfrey did something different this time around as she let someone be on the cover with her for her December issue of the O Magazine. Her co-star this time around is Jimmy Kimmel!

Oprah looks great in a dramatic Vera Wang dress! Find out her top 60 FAVORITE THINGS FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Learn more here.

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Sep
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