Oprah Winfrey: Articles


'The Butler': 'True Story' Movie Reaches Milestone + 'Insidious: Chapter 2' 2nd Biggest September Opening

Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan in 'The Butler' 'The Butler': 'True story' drama passes $100 million milestone at North American box office Sept. 17, '13, update: Hailed as a sleeper hit upon its North American release in mid-August, Lee Daniels' The Butler, featuring an all-star […]


Oprah Winfrey 'The Butler' Box Office: Late Summer Sleeper Hit?

Oprah Winfrey to help 'The Butler' top the domestic box office? (Image: Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard in 'The Butler') About a week ago, Oprah Winfrey was in the news for being told that a $38,000 crocodile-skin purse at a store in Zurich wasn't really for her. The uproar was related […]


Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw + Sean Young vs. The Academy: The Oscars

Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw attend the Governors Ball following the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, CA Feb. 26, 2012. Along with Kathleen Kennedy, Spielberg produced Best Picture nominee War Horse, which he also directed, and which features Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, and Tom Hiddleston. (Image: […]


Linda Blair Remembers 'The Exorcist' + Elizabeth Reaser & Sean Young: Academy's Governors Awards

Linda Blair: Remembering 'The Exorcist' while paying tribute to make-up artist and Honorary Oscar recipient Dick Smith. Linda Blair honors 'The Exorcist' make-up artist Dick Smith: Academy's Governors Awards The Exorcist actress Linda Blair is pictured above while arriving at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2011 Governors […]


Oprah Winfrey Jean Hersholt Award Controversy Has Precedents

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' decision to hand Oprah Winfrey a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the November 12 Governors Ball ceremony, has been widely criticized. Some have remarked that Winfrey, rumored as a possible host for the 2012 Oscarcast, is a television – not a film […]


James Earl Jones & Oprah Winfrey: Honorary Oscar Recipients

Actor James Earl Jones and veteran make-up artist Dick Smith will receive Honorary Awards, and former television hostess Oprah Winfrey will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced. The awards will be presented at the Academy's 3rd Annual Governors Awards dinner […]


Bisexual Anna Paquin Gives a Damn + Daniel Radcliffe 'Succeeds' on Broadway

Anna Paquin, Cindy Lauper, Whoopi Goldberg, are some of those featured in a new PSA for the Give a Damn campaign, started by Lauper's True Colors Fund which fights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights. [Note: the video above will pop up and start playing on its own out […]


'The Color Purple': Steven Spielberg Racism & Sexism Drama Screening

Steven Spielberg's 1985 Best Picture nominee, the sappy melodrama The Color Purple, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated” series. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple tells the story of a […]