09:22 AM EDT 05/22/2013
Originally posted 02/08/2013 07:40PM
It's intimidating enough to play Jackie O, but Minka Kelly felt even more pressure to perform when she found out who was joining the cast of her latest film, The Butler.
"I'm not worthy. I feel so lucky and grateful. I was like, 'What am I doing here?!' " Kelly tells PEOPLE of starring alongside Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, John Cusack, Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Fonda and more in the upcoming film, which tells the story of a butler who served eight presidents.
The movie also features another major star: the one and only Oprah Winfrey. "I didn't get to meet Oprah because our shooting schedules were different, but she's a pretty loved lady," Kelly says. "I have yet to hear a bad thing about her!"
Originally posted 02/06/2013 11:30AM
Design star Nate Berkus says gaining his father's trust and respect as he explained that he was born gay – and it wasn't a choice – changed their relationship and helped him move forward in his life.
Berkus, speaking candidly to his mentor, Oprah Winfrey on her Super Soul Sunday series, opened up in a two-part interview, sharing the emotional moments that came with discussing his sexuality.
"I asked my father: 'Do you trust me? Do you respect me? Do you think I'm smart?' He said, 'Yes,' " Berkus, 41, tells Winfrey.
"I said, 'Why would I choose to make my life more difficult – why would anyone choose to make their life more difficult? Do you think I would choose to have this hair? Do you think that I would choose to be 5'9"? I would have been 6'1". It's the exact same thing. The truth of the matter is being gay is the way I was born. I believe this to the core of my being.' "
Originally posted 01/25/2013 08:00AM
Matt Damon more than made up for his decade of being bumped from Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Declaring "I am in command of this ship," Damon not only hijacked the show Thursday night, but he brought along a little big-name help.
Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman, Demi Moore, Amy Adams, Sally Field, Robert De Niro, Don Cheadle, John Krasinski and Oprah Winfrey all played a part.
Andy Garcia sat in as sidekick. Sheryl Crow led the band.
And where was Kimmel? Oh, he was there, all right: gagged and tied on the back of the set, as Damon took over.
Originally posted 01/22/2013 02:05PM
There is at least one person who feels empathy for Lance Armstrong in the wake of his shocking doping confession: his ex-fiancée, Sheryl Crow.
Following the cyclist's televised admission to Oprah Winfrey, Crow, 50, appeared on Entertainment Tonight, where she briefly discussed the scandal surrounding her ex.
"I know how hard he worked to win those titles, and you know, it was hard to watch," Crow said, referring to his Tour de France wins. (In August, Armstrong, 41, was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.)
Originally posted 01/15/2013 08:30AM
After being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last August – and apparently lying in interviews for more than a decade – Lance Armstrong has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs to win his multiple cycling championships, CBS News confirmed.
Armstrong, 41, made the personal confession to Oprah Winfrey in an interview to air over two nights starting Thursday on her OWN network, Winfrey announced Tuesday morning.
Originally posted 12/07/2012 06:35PM
Alicia Keys was definitely on fire Thursday night.
The Grammy-winning singer hosted, performed – and was nearly auctioned off – at the Black Ball "REDUX," an annual event for her organization Keep A Child Alive, which assists those affected by AIDS in Africa, held at New York's legendary Apollo Theatre. The event, which was rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy, honored Oprah Winfrey for her work in Africa and India and raised $2.9 million.
Originally posted 11/19/2012 05:35PM
Screaming audience members. Free cars. One of Oprah Winfrey's indelible legacies is her list of favorite things.
She no longer has her daytime talk show to stage a blockbuster giveaway. Instead, Winfrey has a network, and on Sunday, she unveiled this year's favorite things on a two-hour special on OWN.
In addition to puffy coats and sparkly totes, Winfrey gave military spouses trips to an all-inclusive resort in Fiji.
Originally posted 11/19/2012 05:15PM
An eliptical trainer, soft bed and HD TV are just some of the highlights of the 50-plus gift list
Originally posted 10/30/2012 06:00AM
Honest Abe was a hit!
Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King attended Time magazine's screening of Lincoln and Q&A in New York City on Thursday.
Winfrey and King weren't the only celebrities at the event – Bill O'Reilly also came out to see Daniel Day-Lewis in the biopic.
"Oprah stayed through the entire film and Q&A with Daniel Day-Lewis and director Steven Spielberg," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "She ran out after calling for Steven and rushed up the escalator to chat with the director!" (Spielberg gave WInfrey her very first big break, in The Color Purple.)
"Just saw Daniel Day-Lewis performance as LINCOLN .. PHENOMENAL!! Must, Must MUST see!" the OWN network powerhouse Tweeted Thursday.
– Carlos Greer
Originally posted 10/28/2012 10:45AM
Spy satellites and evil forces are just a few of the elements that will be found in complex new roles for Bradley Cooper and Johnny Depp.
Cooper has been tapped to join Emma Stone in Cameron Crowe's new film, Deep Tiki – a film that combines Hawaiian mythical folklore, love and war – Deadline.com reports.
Depp has signed on to play the lead role in Transcendence, which will mark the directorial debut of Inception cinematographer Wally Pfister, set to begin shooting next year, the Hollywood Reporter says. The plot has Depp's character being sucked into an evil computer that he created.
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