05:14 PM EDT 12/12/2013
Originally posted 12/12/2013 09:10AM
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, start warming up!
Thursday morning brought the Golden Globe nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, in anticipation of when the two women will host the freewheeling ceremony come next month.
As expected, there were major showings for the movies 12 Years a Slave, which led Wednesday's Screen Actors Guild nominations, and American Hustle, already winner of the New York Film Critics Circle Award for best film.
Those two films received seven nominations each, including those for 12 Years's Chiwetel Ejiofor and Hustle's supporting actors Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.
Completely shut out, to the surprise of many, were SAG nominees Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker – in fact, everything and everybody with anything to do with Lee Daniels' The Butler.
The 71st annual Golden Globes will air live on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 12. For a complete list of nominations, click here.
Originally posted 12/11/2013 04:40PM
Octavia Spencer isn't the only female face of this awards season who is perfectly fine without kids.
Shortly after the Fruitvale Station star revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that she's content with the fact that her "eggs are dying on the shelf," Oprah Winfrey spoke to the same magazine and explained that she, too, does not regret a life without her own children.
"If I had kids, my kids would hate me," Winfrey, 59, told THR. "They would have ended up on the equivalent of the Oprah show talking about me; because something [in my life] would have had to suffer and it would've probably been them."
Originally posted 12/06/2013 03:10PM
Heartfelt and passionate tributes continued to flow in from around the world following the death of South African president and global human-rights icon Nelson Mandela.
"One of the great honors of my life was to be invited to Nelson Mandela's home, spend private time and get to know him," Oprah Winfrey Tweeted, posting a photo on Instagram of their time together.
"He was everything you've ever heard and more – humble and unscathed by bitterness. And he always loved to tell a good joke," Oprah said. "Being in his presence was like sitting with grace and majesty at the same time. He will always be my hero. His life was a gift to us all."
Originally posted 11/21/2013 12:15PM
Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey, both of whom rose from humble beginnings to become two of the world's most powerful and visionary leaders, were honored Wednesday by President Obama with the nation's highest civilian award: the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The honors were bestowed on a day during which Obama honored the legacy of John F. Kennedy, who created the award, by laying a wreath at the assassinated president's gravesite as a nation remembers that terrible day in Dallas a half-century ago Friday.
The day of tributes began at the White House, where Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 living and deceased Americans for their contributions in fields ranging from sports and entertainment to science and public service.
Originally posted 11/13/2013 09:05AM
Well, that was quick! Liam Hemsworth has admitted in a new interview that he's single again.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star – who was spotted making out with Mexican actress Eiza Gonzalez in September – tells Extra's Terri Seymour that he's not dating anyone right now.
"I don't have a lady at the moment," the 23-year-old admitted.
Originally posted 11/06/2013 05:00PM
It seems Jon and Kate Gosselin just can't agree on anything.
After Jon told Oprah Winfrey on the Nov. 3 episode of Where Are They Now that his children have "development" problems as a result of the family's former reality show, Jon & Kate Plus 8, his ex-wife took to her blog to defend her kids.
"I find it very heart breaking that my children's father chooses a public forum to discuss his current opinions of the 'development' of our children," she wrote on Monday. "These opinions are, in reality, value judgments and they are based on his limited visits (albeit mutually agreed upon)."
Originally posted 11/04/2013 06:00AM
The party's not over just because you've put away your Halloween costume.
When you're done retiring your respective masks to the back of your closet, here's what you missed this weekend:
Originally posted 11/03/2013 10:00AM
Oprah Winfrey's old stuff has fetched $600,000, said news reports Sunday morning.
In what was described as "an epic yard sale", the Saturday event went down in classic Oprah style: all for charity.
That seemed only to up the ante on what people were willing to spend. The Los Angeles Times noted that the Oprah touch sent prices on the most mundane items skyrocketing, simply because people wanted something that was Oprah's – including a teapot expected to go for $100.
In the end, it had another zero attached to its price tag.
Originally posted 11/03/2013 08:00AM
In a week that saw Saturday Night Live come under the microscope of The New York Times for the program's lack of diversity, specifically where black women cast members were concerned, the show cold-opened Saturday night with a skit starring guest host Kerry Washington, satirizing the situation – and even culminating with a pre-"Live from New York, It's Saturday Night" announcement from the Rev. Al Sharpton.
"What have we learned from this sketch?" Sharpton said, speaking directly to the camera. "As usual, nothing."
In the course of the sketch, the Scandal star played Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey (rather broadly) but drew the line when the name Beyoncé came up.
But the relevant topic was touched upon head on, although mock-seriously.
Originally posted 11/02/2013 08:00AM
Oprah Winfrey has way too much stuff. But she's remedying that with perhaps the greatest yard sale ever.
The media mogul, 59, is offloading treasures from her homes in Hawaii, Indiana and California at a giant sale Saturday that will take up three tents on the polo grounds in Santa Barbara, Calif.
And for those who can't make it in person, there's an online sale, too, with all proceeds benefiting Lady O's Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.
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