Showing posts with label OPRAH WINFREY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OPRAH WINFREY. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

OPRAH WINFREY EXPLAINS OWN'S "QUEEN SUGAR"


Oprah On Queen Sugar





If you're not planning on tuning in to Queen Sugar when it premieres on OWN, you're making a big mistake. But don't take our word for it. Allow the Queen of All Media, Oprah Winfrey herself, to explain why the gorgeous drama debuting on her network and which she co-created alongside Ava DuVernay is a must-see.

"[A] really deep connected feeling about the values that we all share as human beings, no matter what race or what background we come from," Winfrey told E! News' Zuri Hall at series' big premiere when asked what she hoped viewers took away from the show. "That you can be Southern, you can be L.A. chic, you can be rich, you can be poor, but the feeling and heart that you feel in this series is about connection. And it's about values that everybody watching also shares or has shared at some point in their families."

Queen Sugar, adapted from the book of the same name by Natalie Baszile, tells the story of the Bordelon siblings of Saint Josephine, LA as they struggle to adapt to life's new circumstances following the death of their beloved patriarch. True Blood's Rutina Wesleystars as Nova Bordelon, an investigative journalist and activist living in New Orleans, not far from her brother Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe), an ex-con making strides to rebuild his life with his young son. Their estranged sister Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), the wife of a professional basketball player, returns home after their father's passing (and a scandal involving her husband makes living in Los Angeles untenable), forcing all three to work together to deal with their father's legacy: An 800-acre sugar cane farm.

"See, it's a very character-driven series. So much so that what happens isn't as important as who it's happening to," Winfrey told us. "What I love, too, about them is that they're just real people. They're just regular, real people that represent the people who are watching...They're just regular people trying to make their way through life, getting by, doing the best they can every day with the best choices and decisions."

And who can't relate to that?

For more from Winfrey, as well as to hear from DuVernay, Wesley and Siriboe, be sure to press play on the video above.

Queen Sugar's two-part premiere airs Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 10 p.m. on OWN.

Monday, October 19, 2015

WEIGHT WATCHER OPRAH WINFREY HITS NEW YORK CITY

Oprah Winfrey



Oprah Winfrey visited The Late Show With Stephen Colbert the other day in New York City. The former talk show star is in the news today for her new role with Weight Watchers.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

REBECCA WANG JOINS NUMEROUS STARS AT BAFTA

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AROUND THE GLOBE
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Rebecca Wang



Bradley Cooper



Prince William



Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson



Uma Thurman



Helen Mirren



Cate Blanchett



Oprah



Leonardo DiCaprio
Rebecca Wang joined the stars, to attend the 67th Annual BAFTA Film Awards Ceremony in London. The event, hosted by Stephen Fry, gathered together some of the most eminent filmmakers, directors, screen writers and actors in the industry today. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, an independent organization and charity, held their 67th annual UK film awards ceremony on at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where HRH Prince William was in attendance, both in his role as President of the organisation, and also to present a BAFTA Fellowship Award to Helen Mirren. As a member of the Academy Circle, Rebecca Wang joined numerous stars, artists and supporters who were in attendance, including Steve McQueen, Dame Judi Dench, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hanks, Uma Thurman and Martin Scorcese.



The evening began glamorously on the red carpet at the Royal Opera House at 5pm. Champagne Taittinger was served before the award ceremony began at 6:15 pm, and then the honoured award recipients were announced for each category. After the ceremony, transport was provided to the Great Room at Grosvenor House Hotel for the official awards dinner, followed by the after party in the Grosvenor House Ballroom.



The event was broadcasted internationally, and red carpet highlights, ceremony clips, and exclusive backstage interviews were made available on the film awards page of BAFTA's YouTube channel.



Commenting about the experience Rebecca Wang said, "It was an honour to be in the company of so many amazingly talented artists. I want to congratulate each of the award nominees and recipients. The Academy had some tough decisions to make this year."



It was a successful night for the cinema industry in the UK. Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave won Best Film, and Chiwetel Ejiofur, who played the lead part, took the Leading Actor award. Twelve times nominated Gravity garnered six awards overall, including Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron. American Hustle saw two awards: Best Original Screenplay, and also Jennifer Lawrence's Best Supporting Actress. Newcomer Somali-American actor Barkhad Abdi won Best Supporting Actor for his debut role in Captain Phillips, and Cate Blanchett triumphed as Leading Actress for her stunning performance in Blue Jasmine.



About The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)



The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent organization, and the leading charity in the UK that supports, promotes and develops the art forms of the moving image.



BAFTA contributes greatly to support youngsters from all backgrounds, and to help them develop a future career in the film, television and game industries. The recent launch of their Give Something Back Campaign, by BAFTA President HRH Prince William, calls on members, award winners and industry organizations to contribute towards charitable activities, both in the UK and the US.



Rebecca Wang is an avid supporter of BAFTA and the causes that the organization represents. She said:



"It is so very gratifying for me to be able to support BAFTA's marvellous initiative, the Give Something Back campaign, which Prince William launched in November. It provides a golden opportunity to help foster and develop the budding talent of many gifted British youngsters, and at the same time it will ensure and expand the future of creative visual arts in the UK."



About Rebecca Wang



Rebecca Wang is an entrepreneur, executive film producer and former psychotherapist who is passionate about all forms of artistic expression. She is also keen in her desire to bring effective support to projects focusing on health and humanitarian issues. Rebecca graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, and practiced as a psychotherapist at various leading institutions. In 2011, Rebecca made her Hollywood debut as an executive producer and had the opportunity to work with A-list professionals from the film industry for her project. 


Photos Courtesy Of: Rebecca Wang Entertainment

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

OPRAH'S CANDID INTERVIEW IN JET MAGAZINE

Oprah In Jet Magazine




In the September 2nd issue of JET magazine, readers get details from an intimate interview with cover subject Oprah Winfrey.



After a 15-year hiatus from acting, the media icon returns to the big screen in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, opening in theaters nationwide on August 16th. During her one-on-one conversation with JET Editor-in-Chief, Mitzi Miller, Winfrey opened up about why she took the role and how she anticipates its reception among the public.



“This film is a tribute to both the working-class Negro of that time and all of the many unsung heroes whose names never made the history books,” said Winfrey. “It never occurred to me that there could be any [backlash] until you said it… But if there’s a backlash, so be it,” she continued.


STAR STUDDED AFTER PARTY FOR 'THE BUTLER'

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MOVIE PREMIERES
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Minka Kelly And James Marsden



James Marsden With Oprah Winfrey, Minka Kelly
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Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Director/Producer Lee Daniels, David Oleyowo, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jane Fonda, Jimmy Kimmell, Minka Kelly, James Marsden, Alex Pettyfer, Jesse Williams and writer Danny Strong were among the guests at LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER Los Angeles Premiere, Hosted by TWC, Budweiser and FIJI Water, Purity Vodka and Stack Wines. The Premiere was at L.A. Live


The After-Party was at WP24. Purity Vodka served signature drinks including film themed cocktails the Martini 1600, the Majordomo, and The White Glove. Forest Whitaker made it a family affair by bringing wife Keisha and daughter Autumn with him. Oprah Winfrey stole the show in a head-turning hot pink dress. She was taking fun photos with Forest, Minka Kelly, and James Marsden both on the red carpet and at the after-party. Minka Kelly’s bf Chris Evans was at the after-party but was laying low and having a beer in the corner for a bit. When the two met up they were camera shy about taking photos together. She instead took photos with James Marsden, Forest, Oprah, and others. 


Photos Courtesy Of: DomainMSA

 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

OPRAH AND MATT DAMON HIT NEW YORK STREETS

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STAGE DOORS
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Matt Damon And Radio Man



Paul Rudd



Oprah Winfrey



Oprah Winfrey along with Paul Rudd and Matt Damon, visited The Late Show With David Letterman today in New York City. Famed NYC native Radio Man also was working the stage doors.


Friday, May 27, 2011

OPRAH WINFREY AT MADAME TUSSAUDS WAX

Oprah Winfrey In Wax



Oprah Winfrey Wax Figure was Inducted Into the ’Spirit of America“ Room the day before Oprah's Last Show at Madame Tussauds at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Oprah Winfrey is a supporter of the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs, and Molly Latham, Vice President of Program Services with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada, was in attendance to help unveil the figure. In support, Madame Tussauds has agreed to donate $1 from each ticket sold to local Nevadans through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada organization, via a special redemption discount flyer or mention of the promotion at the box office from May 23rd - June 1st. We are honoring Oprah for her shows 25 years of success and the extensive charitable contributions shes made over the years“ says Madame Tussauds General Manager Rosita Chapman. She is a role model to all.

Photo By: RD/Kabik/Retna

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

2010 KENNEDY CENTER HONORS CEREMONY

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WALTER MCBRIDE
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2010 THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
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Oprah Winfrey


Barbara Walters


Steven Tyler


Gwen Stefani


William Kennedy Smith


Diana Ross


Chris And Malaak Rock


Frances Gladney With Smokey Robinson


Chita Rivera


Charles And Alma Rangel


Colin And Alma Powell


Holly Robinson Pette


Itzhak Perlman


Nancy Pelosi With Family


Mary Louise Parker


Kelli O'Hara


Jessye Norman


Jennifer Nettles


Matthew Morrison


Julie Chen With Les Moonves


Andrea Mitchell


Nancy Shevell And Sir Paul McCartney


John Lithgow


Miranda Lambert


Kris Kristofferson With With Lisa


William Bumpus With Gayle King And Kirby Bumpus


Kid Rock


Jean Kennedy Smith


Victoria Reggie Kennedy


Bill T. Jones


Jamey Johnson


Bill Irwin And Martha Roth


Jennifer Hudson


Leo Holder With Dad Geoffrey Holder


Jerry Herman


Merle Haggard


Dave And Jordyn Grohl


Beth Wilkinson With David Gregory


Kelsey Grammer And Kayte Walsh


Newt Gingrich


Tyrese Gibson


Christine Ebersole And Rob Ashford


Sheryl Crow


Barbara Cook


Julie Chen


Carol Channing


Robert Altman And Lynda Carter


Bobby Cannavale And Sutton Foster


Laura Benanti


Christine Baranski


Alec Baldwin


Jane Alexander


Edward Albee


Edward Albee along with Alec Baldwin, Carol Channing, Laura Benanti, Christine Baranski, Jean Kennedy Smith, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Hudson, Kayte Walsh, Christine Ebersole, Tyrese Gibson, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, Bill T. Jones, Jamey Johnson, Frances Gladney, Chris And Malaak Rock, Smokey Robinson, Rob Ashford, Nancy Shevell And Sir Paul McCartney, Jane Alexander and many more stars attended the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony in Washington, D.C.. the other night. The stars were really out in force for this event.

Photos By: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.