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Jay Leno says goodbye to Tonight Show

February 7th, 2014 4:30am EST
Jay Leno
Jay Leno has filmed his last ever episode of 'The Tonight Show'.
The TV host wrapped filming on the chat show last night after over 20 years at its helm last night (02.06.14) and fought back tears as he thanked viewers for their loyalty.
He said towards the end of the show: "Boy this is the hard part ... The first year of this show I lost my mom; the second year I lost my dad. Then my brother died and after that I was pretty much out of family.
"The folks here became my family. When people say to me, 'Hey, why don't you go to ABC, why don't you go to Fox?' - [but] I didn't know anybody ove...

Oprah Winfrey in talks to make Broadway debut

February 6th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Oprah Winfrey
TV icon Oprah Winfrey is in talks to make her Broadway debut in the acclaimed play 'Night, Mother.

The media mogul and actress is in talks to star in Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, opposite five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald.

If cast, Winfrey will portray a desperate mum trying to talk her daughter out of committing suicide.

The show's lead producer, Scott Sanders, who is also working with Winfrey on a Broadway revival of the musical The Color Purple, has hinted that his friend would be more than ready to take on the role.

He tells the New York Times, "Oprah has had a lo...

Lindsay Lohan loses half a fur coat

January 30th, 2014 5:20pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan lost half of her $75,000 fur coat on Wednesday night (29.01.14).
'The Canyons' actress walked out of New York's 1Oak club with only one of the two pieces of her outer garment, and is now appealing for help getting it back.
One she realized her mistake upon leaving the club around 1am, Lindsay, 27, returned to look for it and called everyone who was sitting at her table to see if they had the other part.
A source told TMZ.com the only person she has not been able to get hold of is a NFL player for the Seattle Seahawks, although that doesn't mean he knows anything about the coa...

Oprah Winfrey celebrates 60th birthday

January 25th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey threw a spinning party ahead of her 60th birthday.
The US chat show queen, who is set to celebrate the milestone next Wednesday (01.29.14), invited 50 of her close friends to join her for a private spin class at SoulCycle in West Hollywood on Friday (01.24.14) before they indulged in some tasty sweet treats.
A source told People.com: "[There were] no celebs, just her own friends. Oprah was in the best mood. She was smiling and in such a celebratory mood. It seemed like she was having a great time with her friends.
"They did a class for 45 minutes, and for about another 45 minu...

Lindsay Lohan: I'm single

January 24th, 2014 4:20am EST
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan insists she's single.
The 27-year-old actress has been linked to model Christian Arno Williams in recent weeks, but has now confirmed she is completely unattached.
She told Australian radio station KIIS 1065: "I do not have a boyfriend, that can be confirmed."
The 'Mean Girls' actress was also quizzed about filming her new reality show with her "second mother" Oprah Winfrey, explaining that she wanted people who may only know wild persona to discover the "human" side to her
Lindsay said: "I was at a point in my life when things were starting to turn around and change, so we th...

Oprah Winfrey teams up with Brad Pitt for Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic

January 20th, 2014 3:10am EST
Brad Pitt
Oprah Winfrey is teaming up with Brad Pitt to produce an upcoming biopic of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

The TV mogul/actress is taking a behind-the-scenes role for a movie titled Selma, which focuses on protest marches led by King in Alabama in the 1960s.

Winfrey's new venture puts her alongside Pitt and his production company Plan B, which is currently enjoying a successful run with Oscar-nominated film 12 Years A Slave.

British actor David Oyelowo is set to portray King in Selma, and he already has ties with Winfrey after playing her onscreen son in Lee Daniels...

Oprah Winfrey loves fixing things

January 18th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey loves fixing things around her house.
'The Butler' star, who has an estimated net worth of $2.9 billion, insists she is very domesticated and recently repaired her partner Stedman Graham's toilet by herself at their home in Los Angeles.
She told reporters at the 2014 Critics' Choice Movie Awards: "When you go to flush it and it didn't, there's a little chain that connects to the little line thing that's gonna connect to the bubble. When the little chain falls down and it drops, then you cannot flush. But if you pick that chain up and you put it in the right little spot, then i...

Oprah Winfrey: I wasn't 'robbed' of Oscar nomination

January 17th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey insists she wasn't "robbed" of an Oscar nomination.
The talk show legend was heavily tipped to earn an Academy Award nod for her return to acting in Lee Daniels' White House drama 'The Butler', however, she failed to make the cut when the nominations were announced yesterday (01.16.14).
Oprah says she isn't at all upset about being snubbed and praised the women who were nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category, including Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong'o, Jennifer Lawrence, June Squibb and Sally Hawkins.
She said: "I do not think I was robbed at all. How dare anybody say ...

Oscar Nominations 2014: No Sure Thing – Looking At The Snubs And Surprises

January 17th, 2014 12:00pm EST
2014 Oscar Nominations
The 2014 Oscar nominations have arrived in a busy week filled with Golden Globes, Critics' Choice Awards and SAG Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences filled this competitive film year with quite a few snubs. Left off the Oscar list are big names like Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Oprah Winfrey and Robert Redford. Movies that seemed to be sure-things in September are nothing but a distant memory to Oscar voters like Saving Mr. Banks and Lee Daniels' The Butler. Who will come out on top? Well, it no longer seems to be handed to 12 Years a Slave because Gravity and American Hust...

Oprah Winfrey: Lindsay show has been 'bumpy'

January 17th, 2014 6:20am EST
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey admits filming Lindsay Lohan's documentary series has been "bumpy".
The media mogul says working with the troubled actress on the show - which will air on her OWN network in March - hasn't always gone smoothly, but insists there has been nothing out of the ordinary with making the programs.
Asked if 'Lindsay' is still filming, she told E! News: "As far as I know we are - what do you know? There have been bumps, that's life. It's been bumpy, but as far as I know we are still filming."
Despite reports the 'Mean Girls' actress has caused problems for the series' shooting schedule...

Steven Spielberg tops Forbes' most influential list

January 16th, 2014 3:20am EST
Steven Spielberg
Movie mogul Steven Spielberg has ended Oprah Winfrey's run as Forbes magazine's most influential celebrity.

The director has topped the 2014 study by Forbes editors, while Winfrey slips to two and Star Wars creator George Lucas rounds out the top three.

Moviemakers Ron Howard and Martin Scorsese round out the top five.

U2 star Bono also makes the top 10, becoming the top musician on the new Forbes list.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner to present at SAG awards

January 14th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are to present at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Saturday.

The Hollywood couple - who married in 2005 and have three children, Violet, nine, Seraphina, five, and two-year-old son Samuel together - are among the stars who will be handing out awards at the annual event.

Although they will not be presenting together, they will be seated next to each other on the night, according to People.

Oprah Winfrey and Kerry Washington will also present awards, as will Tom Hanks, Kevin Spacey and Sasha Alexander.

Meanwhile, Jennifer will have a double duty on t...

Katy Perry performs for Oprah at Dr. Phil's birthday treat for wife

January 9th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry wrapped up 2013 with two very special private gigs, including one for TV self-help guru Dr. Phil Mcgraw's wife Robin.

The pop star serenaded Dr. Phil's wife at her 60th birthday party after hitting the stage as a surprise guest.

Oprah Winfrey and Vivica A. Fox reportedly attended the bash on 29 December (13) at McGraw's Beverly Hills mansion.

Two days later, Perry was in Las Vegas for a private show at Caesars Palace's Fizz, where boyfriend John Mayer watched his lady from the wings.

'Gravity' Leads BAFTA Nominations

January 8th, 2014 4:20am EST
Sandra Bullock
'Gravity' leads the BAFTA Film nominations with 11 nods.

The space drama is up for a string of accolades, including the coveted Best Film and Outstanding British Film, while its star Sandra Bullock is also nominated for Best Actress and filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron is nominated for Best Director.

'American Hustle' and '12 Years a Slave' received nominations in 10 categories, while 'Captain Phillips' is up for nine awards.

All four of the top nominated movies will contest for Best Film, along with 'Philomena'.

'Gravity' will contest for Outstanding British Film along with 'Mandela: Long Walk...

Oprah Winfrey to finally wed?

December 31st, 2013 5:20pm EST
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey's fiancé is preparing for them to finally marry, more than 20 years after they got engaged.
The talk show legend originally agreed to Stedman Graham's proposal in 1992 after six years of dating and he is now planning to ask her a second time, spurred by an emotional trip to South African political figure Nelson Mandela's funeral on December 15.
A source told National Enquirer magazine: "It was a highly emotional journey for Oprah, who loved Mandela and everything he stood for. During this time of grief there was only one person in the world she turned to - her Stedman.
"It wa...

Lindsay Lohan writing tell-all book

December 15th, 2013 1:50pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is writing a tell-all book.
The troubled actress met with literary agency Waxman Leavall in New York last Thursday (12.12.13) to discuss the project.
Although the book is in its early stages, Lindsay started it as a series of journal entries while in rehab.
The book is expected to see Lindsay open up about every aspect of her life including becoming a child star, allegations of drug use, relationships with famous people - including her same sex fling with DJ Samantha Ronson - legal troubles and rehab stints, her most recent of which saw her complete 90 days of court ordered ...

Lindsay Lohan ditched over Barron Hilton fight

December 14th, 2013 5:20pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan's altercation with Barron Hilton has turned her new boyfriend off her.
The troubled actress was getting close to model Morgan O'Connor, but after she allegedly ordered for Barron to be beaten up by Ray LeMoine at a house party in Miami on December 6, he is keeping his distance from her.
A source told PerezHilton.com: "Lindsay had a tantrum when she would see Morgan's ex-girlfriend at events. She would throw her arms in the air, stomp her feet and fling her hair around. She was acting like she was 10 years old.
"Morgan wants nothing to do with her at all. He is telling people...

Oprah: 'If I Had Kids, My Kids Would Hate Me'

December 12th, 2013 5:04pm EST
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey has opened up about why she never had any children. The TV mogul believes if she had kids her success would have made a negative impact on them.

She told The Hollywood Reporter: "If I had kids, my kids would hate me. 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."

At age 14, Winfrey gave birth to a baby boy after years of sexual abuse. Her son died tragically a few weeks later.

In 2011, she opened up about her traumatic childhood, confessing: "Getting ...

New Pics: Naya Rivera, Kim Kardashian And More At THR's Women In Entertainment Breakfast

December 12th, 2013 9:40am EST
Naya Rivera
On Wednesday, the most prevalent female names in the entertainment business assembled at the Beverly Hills Hotel for The Hollywood Reporter's 22nd annual Women in Entertainment breakfast to honor Renaissance woman Oprah Winfrey.

Presenting the award to Oprah was her long-time friend Maria Shriver, who wrote a poem called "Becoming."

The special event was attended by well known celebrities Demi Lovato, Glee star Naya Rivera, Mandy Moore and Kim Kardashian and her "momager,"Kris Jenner, as well as sister, Khloe Kardashian.

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Oprah Winfrey is glad she isn't a mother

December 11th, 2013 11:20pm EST
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey is glad she never had any more children.
The chat show queen, who gave birth to a baby boy prematurely when she was 14, after years of being sexually abused, but he tragically died after a few weeks, thinks her success would have had a negative effect on them.
The 59-year-old star told The Hollywood Reporter magazine: "If I had kids, my kids would hate me. 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."
'The Butler' actress was very ambitious compared to...

Oprah Winfrey honoured at Women in Entertainment celebration

December 11th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey fought back tears as she was honoured at the 22nd annual Women in Entertainment breakfast in Beverly Hills on Wednesday (11Dec13) following a tribute from pal Maria Shriver.

Just hours after landing a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her performance in The Butler, Oprah was saluted at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where she was presented with the coveted Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, named after the Hollywood mogul.

Lansing took the stage and told audience members, including Demi Lovato, Jane Fonda, Mandy Moore and Kim and Khloe Kardashian, that Winfrey was one of her ...

SAG Award Nominees Named: '12 Years A Slave' Tops Nods (Full List)

December 11th, 2013 11:14am EST
12 Years a Slave
Some people were surprised by The Butler’s presence here, but I don’t see any surprises from them. Movies like Gravity and Her (which are frontrunners for a Best Picture nomination) aren’t large cast films, and wouldn’t get the Ensemble nomination over The Butler. The big surprise is Dallas Buyers Club, which is a relatively small cast, and did manage an Ensemble nomination. That could go a long way in getting DBC to a Best Picture nomination. Also, Daniel Bruhl is back in the race with a Supporting Actor nomination for Rush.

Kudos to the SAG members for nominating James Gandolfini for E...

Nigella Lawson signs Oprah deal

December 11th, 2013 10:20am EST
Nigella Lawson
Nigella Lawson is to be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey.
The 53-year-old chef - who recently confessed to taking cocaine and saw her marriage to Charles Saatchi end following the publication of photographs of him with his hands round her throat - has agreed a deal for a sit-down discussion on camera with the US broadcaster, Isleworth Crown Court heard today (11.12.13) during the ongoing fraud case against her former assistants, Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo.
During her personal assistant Anzelle Wasserman's second day on the witness stand, Karina Arden, representing Francesca, said: "Ms La...

Bono and Charlize Theron attend Mandela memorial

December 10th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Bono, Naomi Campbell and Charlize Theron attended Nelson Mandela's memorial service today.
The U2 frontman, British supermodel and 'Monster' actress joined political leaders from around the globe to pay tribute to the former South African president - who died last week aged 95 following a long illness - at a service in Johannesburg.
South Africa native Charlize - who first met the anti-apartheid campaigner in 2004 - was one of the first famous faces to arrive at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, and blew kisses as she was cheered by the waiting crowd.
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey had been du...

Michael B. Jordan splits from girlfriend

December 9th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Michael B. Jordan
Actor Michael B. Jordan has split from the girlfriend he literally fell for earlier this year (13), breaking his hand.

The Fruitvale Station star began dating the "old friend" he never named earlier this year (13), but she won't be on his arm at the Oscars if the actor lands a nod, as expected.

He tells U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey, "I'm single now, I just got out of a relationship, which is interesting. That was like my first real girlfriend, as an adult... I learned a lot."

The former The Wire star had to promote Fruitvale Station with a broken hand this past summer (13) after try...

Babyface tricked promoter to interview Michael Jackson as a kid

November 26th, 2013 3:10am EST
Michael Jackson
R&B legend Babyface met Michael Jackson for the first time as a child after tricking a concert promoter in his native Indiana into allowing him to meet and interview the young superstar.

The songwriter/producer reveals he was just a kid with dreams of making it in the music industry when he learned his pop idol would be performing in his hometown - so he concocted a plan to meet The Jackson 5 and land a chat with Michael.

Babyface tells U.S. TV presenter Oprah Winfrey, "The Jackson 5 came to town and I figured out how to interview them. I lied and said I was a news reporter and got in to ...

Babyface reconnects with lost love

November 25th, 2013 8:30pm EST
R&B icon Babyface recently reconnected with the childhood crush who inspired him to write his first song after tracking her down via Facebook.com.

The legendary producer, singer and songwriter reveals his love for a girl named Rhonda sparked his musical creativity when he was around 11 years old and he penned an ode to her called, Here I Go Falling in Love.

He lost touch with her as they grew up and went their separate ways, but the musician was able to find her online, thanks to the popular social networking website, and they met up earlier this year (13), more than four decades after he...

Lamar back in the NBA?

November 16th, 2013 6:20pm EST
Oprah Winfrey
Lamar Odom could soon return to basketball.
The star, whose four-year marriage to Khloé Kardashian has been rocked by allegations he cheated on her and has been battling an addiction to crack cocaine, is reportedly in the final stages of negotiations to bring him back to the Los Angeles Clippers.
A source told E! News that the 33-year-old met with head coach Doc Rivers and Clippers GM Gary Sacks yesterday (15.11.13) and said the deal was "done."
It has been reported that the star had been working out to make his way back to the court and has been sober for a month.
A source said last mont...

Oprah: My friend Obama

November 16th, 2013 5:20pm EST
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey predicted Barack Obama would become America's next president.
The 59-year-old media mogul keeps in contact with Obama and introduced him to her famous friends at a party.
Speaking on 'The Jonathan Ross Show', which airs tonight (16.11.13), she said: "That was one of those moments. I had seen him at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 and I remember sitting in my sitting room watching him alone and thinking, 'That man's going to be president one day and I hope I'm alive to see it'.
"I said to him in 2005... I had a party with all the legends, Diana Ross and Tina Turne...

Oprah Winfrey doesn't cry on cue

November 15th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey struggled to cry on cue for Steven Spielberg.
The media mogul and talk show host says acting allows her to leave herself behind and take on a new role as a character, but she doesn't always find it easy.
She told UK TV's 'Loose Women': "I think my greatest acting lesson was the time I couldn't cry ... Steven Spielberg asked me to cry and I couldn't cry.
"And my [co-star in 'The Colour Purple', Adolph Caesar] said, 'You have to learn to give yourself over to the character and let the character take control and if she wants to cry she will cry and if she doesn't want to cry the...

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