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When it comes to inspiring one-liners worthy of writing down, nobody does them better than Oprah Winfrey. The media queen turns 61 this week, so to celebrate, we're taking a look at some of her most memorable quotes from over the years - the best of the best. Whether she's empowering graduates with a moving commencement speech or casually chatting about living her best life, Oprah somehow manages to be both poignant and relatable in all sorts of contexts. Read through some of her most thought-provoking words, then Pin Oprah quotes that will make you a better person. »
In Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Own will re-air a memorable episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show on Friday, Jan 30 at 10pm Et/Pt. In the episode, which originally aired in 2006, Oprah and and Nobel laureate, New York Times bestselling author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel travel to Auschwitz, Poland to speak about the relevance of the Holocaust today. In A Special Presentation: Oprah and Elie Wiesel At Auschwitz Death Camp, close to 61 years after he left the concentration camp, Wiesel returned to Auschwitz to see what remains, what it means to … Continue reading →
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- Kellie Freeze
One week removed from the Oscar nominations, we’re still recovering from #OscarsSoWhite-gate, and the consensus seems to be that if only the Legos were white instead of yellow they would’ve been nominated after all.
But really the conversation has started to move toward Hollywood rather than the Oscars, and how as a whole institution we can’t seem to find enough strong roles for women or blacks or other racial groups. The Oscars have a long history of snubbing deserving black people (just ask Spike Lee), so as Larry Wilmore said on his first broadcast of The Nightly Show, this isn’t really anything new.
What we do have is a not too bad list of nominees in a race that even at this late stage in the game is up for grabs. It’s a bit early to make final predictions, but we’ll start to know »
- Brian Welk
Lohan contracted chikungunya, a rare incurable virus that causes fever, joint pain and fatigue, while vacationing in Bora Bora over the holidays.
News: Lindsay Lohan Might Be a Spokeswoman for Car Insurance, Which Is the Most Ironic Thing Ever
She posted Instagram photos from her trip, seemingly in good spirits despite her illness.
"In good faith with good people." Lohan wrote. "I refuse to let a virus effect [sic] my peaceful vacation."
Lohan also thanked Oprah for her concerned call in another Instagram photo.
Lohan returned to Los Angeles after her vacation, reportedly to shoot her Esurance Super Bowl commercial, before traveling to London, where she was hospitalized with a high fever and joint pain.
Sources say Lohan has since been released from hospital care, but her joint pain could last up to several months.
News: Lindsay Lohan Plans to Stay in London »
The Fox News primetime anchor’s approach and knack for grilling guests has driven “the Kelly craze,” says the Times
“For those unfamiliar with the phenomenon, a Megyn moment, as I have taken to calling it, is when you, a Fox guest — maybe a regular guest or even an official contributor — are pursuing a line of argument that seems perfectly congruent with the Fox worldview, only to have Kelly seize on some part of it and call it out as nonsense, maybe »
- Jordan Chariton
A review of tonight's two "Parks and Recreation" episodes coming up just as soon as we binge watch the future... When NBC announced the plan to double-pump these remaining episodes, in an attempt to get the show off its schedule as quickly as possible(*), many of you were irked by it. And while I'd like to stretch out the experience of watching "Parks and Rec" for as long as possible, the scheduling has worked out really well for these first two weeks. "2017" and "Ron and Jammy" made a good pairing — the first with a lot of exposition about the time jump, the second a throwback episode providing a last hurrah for one of the show's best villains in Tammy 2. "William Henry Harrison," of course, ends with a cliffhanger, and the scheduling allows us to see it paid off right away in "Leslie and Ron." (*) Ironically, the premiere ratings were much »
- Alan Sepinwall
TheWrap exclusively interviews the long running CBS competition’s new crew and weighs in on their chances
Five couples on a blind date, one New Kid, and two Olympians are among the newest crop of teams racing around the world for a $1 million dollar prize.
There are no parent-child teams, no siblings, no friends, and not even any married couples. The new “The Amazing Race” is all dating couples.
For the blind daters, if they get along well, they will go from strangers to co-habitating, globe-trotting couples in a matter of hours. These five will have to figure out their ultimate goal: romance, »
- Mikey Glazer
News: 21 of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Most Powerful Quotes
"What we feel is we want this to be more than just cameras and spectacle," Oprah told Et's Nischelle Turner. "That you are actually walking in the footsteps of people who have come before you -- people who did this in the sense of great courage and pride."
Selma follows a crucial time in Mlk's life when black marchers attempted to walk from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. in order to obtain voting rights in 1965. Oprah's The Butler co-star David Oyelowo stars as Mlk in the film and he chimed in, putting their demonstration in perspective.
"This is amazing for us but it was real for them and we want to see »
"It's about the movement and it's about the people," John told Nischelle. "It's about knowing what happened before and using that as inspiration."
John and Common's sentiments seemed to echo the majority of those involved. For Nischelle, this was more than just an assignment.
"I'm just honored to be an American No. 1," Nischelle said. "And an African-American No. 2, who is saying 'thank you.' "
In 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a march »
Monday is our nation’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. As we contemplate the life and sacrifice of our nation’s great civil rights leader, some of us are also bemoaning the fact that Oscar voters did not nominate David Oyelowo for his sensitive and moving portrayal of Dr. King in “Selma.” Ironically non-Americans, the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association who vote for the Golden Globes, recognized the power of Oyelowo’s performance and nominated him.
Although Academy »
- Aviva Kempner
Today, the third Monday of the new year, marks Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day to celebrate the civil rights activist, humanitarian, and revolutionist. With the tragedies of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown so fresh in our collective conscious, today feels extra poignant. Even in Hollywood, the inexcusable snub of important directors of color like Selma’s Ava DuVernay — not to mention the overall lack of diversity in this year’s #OscarsSoWhite — shows that we have more work to do than we’d like to admit.
So today, especially, it’s important to remember the wise words of Mlk:
2. “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”
3. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too »
Oprah Winfrey led a moving march through the streets of Selma, Al, on Sunday in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. She was joined by the star of the movie Selma, actor David Oyelowo; his father, Stephen; and the film's director, Ava Duvernay, for the commemorative event. Also on hand for the march were the Oscar-nominated duo Common and John Legend, who recently took home a Golden Globe for their song "Glory," which is featured in the film. Selma Mayor George Evans and huge crowds of locals also walked with the group, and many people held signs with Dr. King's inspirational messages and listened intently as Oprah gave a speech with the mayor by her side. The stars continued their march to the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where they showed a special screening of Selma followed by a performance of "Glory" from John Legend and Common. The city of Selma »
Winfrey, film’s castmembers join local residents at gathering to remember slain civil rights icon
Local television station Wsfa tweeted a photo as the gathering got underway that showed Winfrey, city officials and musicians John Legend and Common, who wrote and performed the film’s Oscar-nominated song “Glory. »
- Anita Bennett
One week from today, the #allwhite SAG movie awards will take place at the Shrine. For the film categories that will appear on the Jan. 25 telecast, the actors union managed to nominate not a single black actor in any of its four film acting categories. SAG also didn’t nominate any black performers among the 42 additional actors named as part of its Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture (nominees are Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory Of Everything).
So that’s a total of 62 performances nominated, all of them white, with the closest thing to any level of diversity being Grand Budapest Hotel co-star and Cast nominee Tony Revolori, a Southern Californian of Guatemalan descent.
- Pete Hammond
Michelle Obama celebrates her 51st birthday this weekend, and she's showing no signs of slowing down. The quintessentially modern first lady has gone all in for the causes she cares about, including military families, childhood obesity, and college education for low-income Americans. Through her own life and decisions, she's set an example of what it means to be a determined professional, mother of two, and supportive wife in a love-filled marriage. Michelle's down-to-earth style and demeanor are refreshing for many Americans who look to their public figures for inspiration, regardless of political persuasion. In honor of her birthday, we're counting down 50 reasons to love and appreciate the Flotus! She's so glamorous, she presented at the Oscars. She copped to a midlife crisis, admitting: "I couldn't get a sports car. They won't let me bungee jump. So instead, I cut my bangs." She hosts doggy playdates. She gives her daughters real »
"These things happen," Oyelowo, who portrays civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in the historical drama about the 1965 voting rights marches in Alabama, told Et’s Brooke Anderson. "The prize for me is that this film is resonating so beautifully with audiences."
"People have asked me time and again, why has it taken so for a film about Dr. King to get made," Oyelowo told Et. "We live in an imperfect world, so we tried to make it a little bit more perfect by getting that film done."
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Twitter erupted in hashtag outrage today over the overwhelming whiteness of 2015’s Academy Award nominations. But should that have been a surprise? Yes, last year’s trophy show was a triumph for 12 Years A Slave, the first Best Picture winner directed by a black filmmaker, as well as a landmark win for Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong’o. But the Oscars, like the film industry itself, always have been a predominantly white (and male) concern, in stark contrast to the diversity of the moviegoing public.
With Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday looming — today is his actual birthday — the #WhiteOscars and #OscarsSoWhite hashtags ranged from irate to hilariously on point over the fact that only one minority filmmaker (Birdman‘s Alejandro González Iñárritu) and zero women were nominated this year in the writing and directing categories.
The backlash was only so loud because hopes were so high for Selma going into nominations morning. »
- Jen Yamato
The Oscar nominations have been announced and these are officially the best movies of the year. Apparently. We guess. The Academy nominated them for Best Picture, so they must be.
In case you don’t have time to watch all eight movies between now and Oscar night, Feb. 22, we’ve drafted up this cheat sheet, so you’ll at least be able to pretend that you’ve seen them:
Who's In It: Phil from The Hangover, Bradley Cooper; that girl from that movie, I think she dated Jude Law? Sienna Miller; plus, it was directed by Clint Eastwood (if you don’t know who he is, ask your dad).
What's It About: The most lethal American sniper in U.S. military history, based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History (watch the trailer here).
Other Nominations: Cooper for Best Actor, Film Editing »
Gwyneth Paltrow appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show Wednesday, where the Oscar winner and lifestyle guru dropped some pretty significant truth bombs about her career, her past loves and her legacy in pop culture.
Promoting the forthcoming comedy “Mortdecai” with Johnny Depp, Paltrow touched on Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr., now-ex Chris Martin, movies she’s passed on and if that classic Coldplay track is indeed about her. Here are the five biggest revelations from Paltrow and Stern’s chat:
The First “Iron Man” Was Largely Improvised
“On ‘Iron Man’ one, there was literally no script,” Paltrow »
- Matt Donnelly
Kevin Hart and Josh Gad, costars of the new comedy "The Wedding Ringer," have very famous pasts in live performance. Hart is arguably the most popular standup comedian on the planet, and Gad earned a Tony nomination for his starring performance in the original Broadway production of "Book of Mormon." We interviewed both actors about the biggest stars they ever saw attend one of their shows. Gad reflected on times when both Oprah Winfrey and Barbra Streisand sat in the front row of "Book of Mormon." "You sort of freeze when you first walk out, especially with 'Book of Mormon' in the Eugene O'Neill Theater. You can see everyone in the audience, pretty much," he told us. "With Barbra Streisand, there were two or three times where I sort of fell apart and forgot my lines." Hart, meanwhile, says his best sighting was Shavar Ross, a.k.a. Dudley from »
- Louis Virtel
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