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Oprah Winfrey: 'Forest Whitaker is a good kisser'

Oprah Winfrey has praised Forest Whitaker's kissing skills. The chat show host plays the wife of Forest's character in upcoming movie 'The Butler' and Oprah thanked his real life spouse Keisha Whitaker for making sure he has excellent kissing skills. In an interview 'CBS This Morning', her friend Gayle King said to Oprah: 'I can't wait to see you and Forest as husband and wife. There's a kissing scene you were talking about the other day. Did you feel all tingly?' Oprah replied: 'I felt pretty good about it, let me just say. Forest is a good kisser, how about that? 'Thank you, Keisha Whitaker.' The movie - which also stars Terrence Howard, Alan Rickman, Vanessa Redgrave and Jane Fonda
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Producers Ecstatic Over John Travolta and Kelly Preston Family Addition

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Producers Keisha Whitaker and Donald Zuckerman are joining in John Travolta and Kelly Preston's celebration of newborn Benjamin Travolta, born Nov. 23. People reports: "We are completely overjoyed about the birth of Benjamin," says producer pal Keisha Whitaker, who along with her husband, actor Forest Whitaker, has been close with Preston and Travolta for years. "We love them so much. This feels like full circle." Despite a recent PR nightmare stemming from an interview between Robert Randolph and Gawker (see story), family and friends remain ecstatic for Travolta and Preston. "It's absolutely wonderful that Kelly gave birth to such a big strapping boy," said producer Donald Zuckerman, who worked with Preston on both the upcoming movie Casino Jack, and 2006's Broken Bridges. "His birthday will be [around] Thanksgiving Day, which is wonderful and very fitting after the ordeal that they went through," he added, referring to the loss of the couple's
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Friends 'Overjoyed' for New Parents Kelly Preston and John Travolta

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Friends 'Overjoyed' for New Parents Kelly Preston and John Travolta
While no one is happier about the arrival of Benjamin Travolta, born Nov. 23, than parents Kelly Preston and John Travolta (with the possible exception of "ecstatic" big sister Ella Bleu), friends of the famous family are also reveling in the news. "We are completely overjoyed about the birth of Benjamin," says producer pal Keisha Whitaker, who along with her husband, actor Forest Whitaker, has been close with Preston and Travolta for years. "We love them so much. This feels like full circle." Benjamin certainly inherited a great sense of timing from his movie star parents. "It's absolutely wonderful that Kelly
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Celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch inks reality show

Celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch inks reality show
Uber-stylist Phillip Bloch, whose A-list clients have included Halle Berry, Salma Hayek and Jada Pinkett-Smith, will get his own reality TV show based on his jet-set life as a celebrity stylist.

In addition to getting leading ladies glam for the red carpet, the show will focus on Bloch's philanthropic efforts and many fashion industry friends. Keisha Whitaker and her partner Brian Neal at Henry Island Productions are set to produce.

While no network has been announced, the show is reportedly being shopped to VH1, TV Land and the Style Network.
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Kelly Preston and John Travolta Expecting a Boy!

Kelly Preston and John Travolta Expecting a Boy!
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Break out the blue balloons: It’s a boy!

Kelly Preston and John Travolta — who announced they were expecting this past May — are having a son, Preston’s rep confirms to People.

On Aug. 8, the couple celebrated their happy news with some 40 close friends at a shower held at their Los Angeles-area home.

The intimate outdoor gathering, which featured a bird’s nest theme by Lady Liberty Catering & Event Planning and a three-layer cake from baker Dorie Kinney, “was a wonderful day,” says shower co-host Keisha Whitaker.

The joyful occasion marked continued healing for Preston, 47, and Travolta, 56, whose
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Every Monday Matters For Stars At Charity Party

Forest and Keisha Whitaker were in Hollywood on May 3 for the Every Monday Matters Foundation's 1st annual Party With a Purpose.

The Every Monday Matters Foundation was established after Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza, co-authors and co-founders, wrote Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways to Make a Difference to communicate that it is the plain, simple, ordinary individual, either acting alone or together with others, who can change the world.

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Ben Affleck To Host Charity Gala For Children Mending Hearts

Ben Affleck is set to host a massive charity fundraising gala event next month with a host committee that includes Jennifer Garner, Michelle Williams, Forest and Keisha Whitaker, Sheryl Crow, Kate Walsh, Quincy Jones and Hank Azaria.

The Children Mending Hearts 2010 Fundraising Gala, sponsored by Reality Cares, will take place on April 16 at the Music Box, Fonda Theater, in Hollywood. Funds raised from the event will support the Children Mending Hearts arts & cultural exchange programs with homeless and at-risk children in the United States and refugee children suffering from armed conflict worldwide. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will also benefit Women for Women International, which since 1993 has given more than 243,000 women survivors of war and other conflicts the financial support, rights education, job skills training and business development skills they need to build a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

The night’s entertainment will
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Forest Whitaker: ‘I’m Not a Tough Love Guy’

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For his latest film Where the Wild Things Are, Forest Whitaker had an advantage when it came to preparing for his role; He reveals that the children’s book has been a favorite in his house for generations.

“It’s sort of been handed down in my family because it was read to me when I was a kid,” he tells Parade. “I read it to all my kids and now they read it on their own.”

The extra bit of studying certainly paid off! “The grunts and stuff I’ve done at home with my kids,
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In Pictures: 'Where the Wild Things Are New York Premiere'

Forest Whitaker attending the "Where the Wild Things Are" New York Premiereat the Lincoln Center in New York City. Photo copyright by Anthony G. Moore / PR Photos. Lauren Ambrose attending the "Where the Wild Things Are" New York Premiereat the Lincoln Center in New York City. Photo copyright by Anthony G. Moore / PR Photos. Forest Whitaker attending the "Where the Wild Things Are" New York Premiereat the Lincoln Center in New York City. Photo copyright by Anthony G. Moore / PR Photos. Lauren Ambrose attending the "Where the Wild Things Are" New York Premiereat the Lincoln Center in New York City. Photo copyright by Anthony G. Moore / PR Photos. Keisha Whitaker and Forest
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NYC Is Where Spike, Blake, and Tom Check Out the Wild Things

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Blake Lively was one of the few ladies at last night's NYC premiere of Where the Wild Things Are. It's only Wednesday, but this was already Blake's second red carpet of the week after turning out to support boyfriend Penn Badgley Monday at his screening of The Stepfather. Blake was in rather impressive company, as Tom Hanks and Forest Whitaker also turned out to see Spike Jonze's latest film. Spike took his turn in the limelight to pose with the young star Max Records and author Maurice Sendak, who wrote the famous children's book on which the movie is based. The movie opens Friday - make sure to check out the latest trailer - and there is a huge promotional effort underway, including related lines of home furnishings, children's Halloween costumes, and even clothes for adults. View 20 Photos › More photos from the premiere so read more. View 20 Photos › Images include: Catherine O'Hara,
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Forest Whitaker and Family Celebrate Mandela Day

Johns PkI/Splash News Online Academy-Award winning actor Forest Whitaker and wife Keisha Whitaker arrived with half their brood — daughters Autumn, 18, and True Isabella Summer, 11 — to the Mandela Day concert, held Saturday at Radio City Music Hall in the Big Apple.

Mandela Day is “an annual celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and a global call to action for people to recognize their individual power to make an imprint and change the world around them.”

Together, Forest, 48, and Keisha, 37, have daughters True and Sonnet Noel, 12 ½, while Keisha has Autumn and Forest has son Ocean, 19, from previous relationships.

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Heidi Klum, Brooke Shields, Keisha Whitaker and Joely Fisher talk motherhood

Mother.s Day Weekend Special: Hollywood Moms Get Real on Extra. Famous moms Heidi Klum, Brooke Shields, Keisha Whitaker and Joely Fisher reveal their tricks and tips as they juggle work, romance and motherhood. Joely Fisher quips, .Do everything in a bikini and really high heels.. On .Extra.s. Weekend Edition Mother.s Day special, the show has assembled a superstar lineup of celebrity moms to sit down for a candid, confessional chat about motherhood, marriage, career, and ways to balance them all. Celebrity moms Heidi Klum, Brooke Shields, Keisha Whitaker and Joely Fisher are answering questions from real mothers, weighing in on their .interesting. mommyhood confessions, and getting real about their own struggles as working moms. Supermodel, TV host, and wife
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Jen and John Cozy Up With Fellow Oscar Partiers at Vf

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Despite rumors that Graydon Carter was scaling things back for this year's Vanity Fair Oscars party, the soiree was as A-List as ever at its new venue the Sunset Towers. Jennifer Aniston could relax after her presenting duties, and when she and John Mayer hit the party, they couldn't keep their hands off each other. The couple cuddled up every chance they got, and he twittered a sweet message about her. Salma Hayek hugged her friend Penelope Cruz to celebrate her Supporting Actress win. Elsewhere, Jessica Alba and Kate Bosworth caught up with presenter Halle Berry to smile for the cameras, while Jake Gyllenhaal shared a moment with Reese Witherspoon. The fans let loose quite the screams when Kate Winslet, the star of the night, hit the red carpet with her Oscar in hand. Once inside the party she shared it with fellow nominee Meryl Streep just a bit. Madonna
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