Category Archives: Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey @ Hollywood Reporter Power 100

Academy nominated actress Oprah Winfrey attend The Hollywood Reporter‘s 17th annual Women In Entertainment: Power 100 lush breakfast in Beverly Hills, and she was honored as the #1 powerhouse woman on the prestigous list.

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Ms. Winfrey is repped by Kevin Huvane @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA).


Brad Pitt & Cate Blanchett @ Oprah Winfrey Show

Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett promote their new David Fincher film – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – on The Oprah Winfrey Show, which airs tomorrow on ABC. And Brad Pitt shed some light on his family and their daily routine.

You can watch the preview from the Oprah interview on

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On being a dad: [The kids are] the funniest people I’ve ever met. And you know it really tells you — it’s a great mirror for yourself. It really tells you a lot about yourself and who you are and how you react to things. They make me better. They make me a better person as a father.

On getting the kids ready for an outing: We don’t go to the mall. It’s like a half-an-hour just to get everyone buckled in and make sure they’ve got their snacks, and Z.Z. [Zahara, 3] has got a blanket and Shiloh’s got her silky. Angie’s militant about it. She’s right on top of it. Thank God, because I’m always forgetting something.

On Shiloh’s obession with Peter Pan: She only wants to be called John. John or Peter. So it’s a Peter Pan thing. So we’ve got to call her John. ‘Shi, do you want . . .’ – ‘John. I’m John.’ And then I’ll say, ‘John, would you like some orange juice?’ And she goes, ‘No!’ So, you know, it’s just that kind of stuff that’s cute to parents, and it’s probably really obnoxious to other people.

Brad Pitt is repped by Kevin Huvane, Jon Levin and Bryan Lourd @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA), attorney Alan Hergott @ Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette & Feldman, LLP , manager Cynthia Pett-Dante @ Brillstein Entertainment Partners and commercial agency Todd Shemarya Artists. He’s also a principal player at Plan B Entertainment at 9150 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 350 in Beverly Hills, California 90210.


Nicole Kidman @ Oprah Winfrey Show – Video

Academy award winner Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman sat down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss their new Baz Luhrmann film – Australia. The $130,000,000 budget film opens in theaters on Wednesday, November 26.

Synopsis of Australia: In Australia, on the brink of World War II, an English aristocrat travels to the faraway continent, where she meets a rough-hewn local and reluctantly agrees to join forces with him to save the land she inherited. Together, they embark upon a transforming journey across hundreds of miles of the world’s most beautiful yet unforgiving terrain, only to still face the bombing of the city of Darwin by the Japanese forces that attacked Pearl Harbor.

Ms. Kidman is repped by Kevin Huvane @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and is a principal executive @ Blossom Films at 10201 West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, California 90035.

Hugh Jackman is repped by Patrick Whitesell @ Endeavor and is a partner @ Seed Productions at 10201 West Pico BoulevardBuilding 52, Suite 101 in Los Angeles, Califorbnia 90035.

Director Mark Anthony Baz Luhrmann is repped by Robert Newman @ Endeavor and attorney Bob Wallerstein @ Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof & Fishman and is a partner @ Bazmark Films at 2 Darley Street in Sydney, Australia.


President Elected Barack Obama

Thus far, The Presidential Electoral Vote count is Obama 306 349 and McCain 145 163.  And now comes the job to heal our country and participate as Americans. 

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The 44th and first African-American president gave his victory speech at Grant Park in Chicago Illinois after being elected the commander-in-chief and here’s a transcript of his televised address:

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

It’s the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen, by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different, that their voices could be that difference.

It’s the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states.

We are, and always will be, the United States of America.

It’s the answer that led those who’ve been told for so long by so many to be cynical and fearful and doubtful about what we can achieve to put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day.

It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this date in this election at this defining moment change has come to America.

A little bit earlier this evening, I received an extraordinarily gracious call from Sen. McCain.

Sen. McCain fought long and hard in this campaign. And he’s fought even longer and harder for the country that he loves. He has endured sacrifices for America that most of us cannot begin to imagine. We are better off for the service rendered by this brave and selfless leader.

I congratulate him; I congratulate Gov. Palin for all that they’ve achieved. And I look forward to working with them to renew this nation’s promise in the months ahead.

I want to thank my partner in this journey, a man who campaigned from his heart, and spoke for the men and women he grew up with on the streets of Scranton and rode with on the train home to Delaware, the vice president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden.

And I would not be standing here tonight without the unyielding support of my best friend for the last 16 years the rock of our family, the love of my life, the nation’s next first lady Michelle Obama.

Sasha and Malia I love you both more than you can imagine. And you have earned the new puppy that’s coming with us to the new White House.

And while she’s no longer with us, I know my grandmother’s watching, along with the family that made me who I am. I miss them tonight. I know that my debt to them is beyond measure.

To my sister Maya, my sister Alma, all my other brothers and sisters, thank you so much for all the support that you’ve given me. I am grateful to them.

And to my campaign manager, David Plouffe, the unsung hero of this campaign, who built the best — the best political campaign, I think, in the history of the United States of America.

To my chief strategist David Axelrod who’s been a partner with me every step of the way.

To the best campaign team ever assembled in the history of politics you made this happen, and I am forever grateful for what you’ve sacrificed to get it done.

But above all, I will never forget who this victory truly belongs to. It belongs to you. It belongs to you.

I was never the likeliest candidate for this office. We didn’t start with much money or many endorsements. Our campaign was not hatched in the halls of Washington. It began in the backyards of Des Moines and the living rooms of Concord and the front porches of Charleston. It was built by working men and women who dug into what little savings they had to give $5 and $10 and $20 to the cause.

It grew strength from the young people who rejected the myth of their generation’s apathy who left their homes and their families for jobs that offered little pay and less sleep.

It drew strength from the not-so-young people who braved the bitter cold and scorching heat to knock on doors of perfect strangers, and from the millions of Americans who volunteered and organized and proved that more than two centuries later a government of the people, by the people, and for the people has not perished from the Earth.

This is your victory.

And I know you didn’t do this just to win an election. And I know you didn’t do it for me.

You did it because you understand the enormity of the task that lies ahead. For even as we celebrate tonight, we know the challenges that tomorrow will bring are the greatest of our lifetime — two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century.

Even as we stand here tonight, we know there are brave Americans waking up in the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan to risk their lives for us.

There are mothers and fathers who will lie awake after the children fall asleep and wonder how they’ll make the mortgage or pay their doctors’ bills or save enough for their child’s college education.

There’s new energy to harness, new jobs to be created, new schools to build, and threats to meet, alliances to repair.

The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term. But, America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there.

I promise you, we as a people will get there.

There will be setbacks and false starts. There are many who won’t agree with every decision or policy I make as president. And we know the government can’t solve every problem.

But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree. And, above all, I will ask you to join in the work of remaking this nation, the only way it’s been done in America for 221 years — block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand.

What began 21 months ago in the depths of winter cannot end on this autumn night.

This victory alone is not the change we seek. It is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were.

It can’t happen without you, without a new spirit of service, a new spirit of sacrifice.

So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other.

Let us remember that, if this financial crisis taught us anything, it’s that we cannot have a thriving Wall Street while Main Street suffers.

In this country, we rise or fall as one nation, as one people. Let’s resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long.

Let’s remember that it was a man from this state who first carried the banner of the Republican Party to the White House, a party founded on the values of self-reliance and individual liberty and national unity.

Those are values that we all share. And while the Democratic Party has won a great victory tonight, we do so with a measure of humility and determination to heal the divides that have held back our progress.

As Lincoln said to a nation far more divided than ours, we are not enemies but friends. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.

And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote tonight, but I hear your voices. I need your help. And I will be your president, too.

And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces, to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of the world, our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand.

To those — to those who would tear the world down: We will defeat you. To those who seek peace and security: We support you. And to all those who have wondered if America’s beacon still burns as bright: Tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity and unyielding hope.

That’s the true genius of America: that America can change. Our union can be perfected. What we’ve already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.

This election had many firsts and many stories that will be told for generations. But one that’s on my mind tonight’s about a woman who cast her ballot in Atlanta. She’s a lot like the millions of others who stood in line to make their voice heard in this election except for one thing: Ann Nixon Cooper is 106 years old.

She was born just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky; when someone like her couldn’t vote for two reasons — because she was a woman and because of the color of her skin.

And tonight, I think about all that she’s seen throughout her century in America — the heartache and the hope; the struggle and the progress; the times we were told that we can’t, and the people who pressed on with that American creed: Yes we can.

At a time when women’s voices were silenced and their hopes dismissed, she lived to see them stand up and speak out and reach for the ballot. Yes we can.

When there was despair in the dust bowl and depression across the land, she saw a nation conquer fear itself with a New Deal, new jobs, a new sense of common purpose. Yes we can.

When the bombs fell on our harbor and tyranny threatened the world, she was there to witness a generation rise to greatness and a democracy was saved. Yes we can.

She was there for the buses in Montgomery, the hoses in Birmingham, a bridge in Selma, and a preacher from Atlanta who told a people that “We Shall Overcome.” Yes we can.

A man touched down on the moon, a wall came down in Berlin, a world was connected by our own science and imagination.

And this year, in this election, she touched her finger to a screen, and cast her vote, because after 106 years in America, through the best of times and the darkest of hours, she knows how America can change.

Yes we can.

America, we have come so far. We have seen so much. But there is so much more to do. So tonight, let us ask ourselves — if our children should live to see the next century; if my daughters should be so lucky to live as long as Ann Nixon Cooper, what change will they see? What progress will we have made?

This is our chance to answer that call. This is our moment.

This is our time, to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth, that, out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope. And where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can.

Thank you. God bless you. And may God bless the United States of America.

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James Franco and Jessica Alba celebrate a new day for America as Americans at the Bipartisan Election Night Party at Public House in New York City.


Marion Jones @ Oprah Winfrey Show

The Oprah Winfrey show lands the first interview with track athlete Marion Jones since serving six months in prison because she lied to the federal jury about her steroid consumption as an Olympian.

George Burns @ Harpo / Associated Press

On transcending being an athlete: In the past, it was Marion Jones, the athlete. Now, of course, I don’t have that cover anymore. I have really had to find out who I am, you know. And why I make certain choices.

On Oprah asking if she will ever run again: “No, I will never run again. I have retired from the sport.”

On being sad about not running: There is a bit of sadness, because I love to compete. By the same token, I am energized by this next chapter and I think it’s going to be bigger and better than that last chapter. I need to find out now how to connect with people on a much bigger level. I do not want for the legacy of Marion Jones-Thompson now to be this. I want it to be something bigger and better — something for my kids to be proud of.


Mary-Kate & Ashley @ Influence

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen stopped by Oprah Show to discuss and promote their new book – Influence – and their fashion line The Row and Elizabeth & James. Influence is a table coffee book containing interviews conducted by Ashley and Mary-Kate and photos shot by Rankin of interviewees: Francisco Costa, Diane von Furstenberg, John Galliano, Christian Louboutin, Jack McCollough, Lazaro Hernandez, Giambattista Valli, Peter Lindbergh and Terry Richardson.

Here’s an interview except of Karl Lagerfeld au Chanel from Influence printed by New York magazine. Influence will hit bookstores on Tuesday, October 28 and available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble now.

Karl Lagerfeld: I like more classic [shapes] now. Best thing to do for skinny people to wear tight dresses. Although jeans are becoming too tight.

Ashley Olsen: Ah! Yes, it’s becoming a problem. It’s the worst.

Karl Lagerfeld: You can kill yourself in these jeans.

Mary-Kate Olsen: Ha, I’d rather stay inside with my friends than limp out in tight trousers.

Karl Lagerfeld: Maybe you’ll stay inside with a baby. Do you want to get married? Children? Two perfect mums, yes?
[Mary-Kate and Ashley look at each other]

Karl Lagerfeld: Ah! Don’t worry, you have time. You’re young. Don’t you want to get married?

Mary-Kate Olsen: I don’t feel the need to get married. But Ashley wants children. I’ll be a great aunt or godmother.

Ashley Olsen: To my child.

Karl Lagerfeld: [To Ashley] Are you planning?

Ashley Olsen: No. I don’t even have a boyfriend. You have to plan that first, right? Figure that out first?

Karl Lagerfeld: If you get a boyfriend it doesn’t mean that! Today you can have a baby first. If you want. I never liked the idea of a family at all. If it’s a woman — it’s more fun for a woman.

Mary-Kate is repped by Jacob Fenton and Jason Shapiro @ United Talent Agency (UTA), and Ashley is repped by Billy Lazarus @ United Talent Agency (UTA).

Oprah Winfrey @ All My Sons

The Blip.TV folks interview Ms. Oprah Winfrey as she leaves the theater after seeing Katie Holmes opening performance in All My Sons on Broadway in New York City.

Salma Hayek @ 30 Rock – 1st Look

Oscar nominee Salma Hayek films her guest appearance on Tina Fey’s 30 Rock in New York City. Ms. Hayek plays Elisa – Alec Baldwin’s Jack Donaghy’s love interest – on the show.

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Academy award nominee Oprah Winfrey makes an appearance as well on another episode that airs on November 6, and so do Steve Martin, Jennifer Aniston and Megan Mullally on future episodes.

Hayek’s Statment: I have been a fan of Tina’s talent, both as an actress and a writer, since working with her years ago on SNL. I am so excited to be part of such an intelligent, funny show, as well as working with the brilliant Alec Baldwin and the rest of the cast of 30 Rock.

Tyler Perry’s Motion Picture & Television Studio

In Atlanta, Georgia, Stedman Graham, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and his girlfriend Gelila Bekele celebrate The Sidney Poitier, Cicely Tyson and Ruby Dee/Ossie Davis SoundStages as part of Tyler Perry’s new Motion Picture & Television Studio opening gala. Congratulation to Mr. Perry and continue with all of his success.

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Mr. Perry’s new television and film studio contains more than 200,000 square feet of studio and office space in an area that previously housed Delta Air Lines’ finance, reservation and computer center on 30 acres in southwest Atlanta.


Madonna Sticky & Sweet Tour – Get Stupid Video

On tour, Madonna broadcasts her single – ‘Get Stupid’ – commentary video which highlights newsmakers: Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, John McCain, Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, Mike Huckabee, Adolph Hitler, Ayatollah Khamenei, Robert Mugabe, Kim Jong Il, Dalai Lama, Al Gore, Gandhi and Michael Moore.

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