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    Oprah Headed for Broadway

    Winfrey is in talks to make her Broadway debut in a revival of Marsha Norman's "'night, Mother" opposite theater legend Audra McDonald.

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    How Will '12 Years a Slave' Play Out at the Box Office?

    The folks here at Indiewire have made our opinion of Steve McQueen's racially-charged true story "12 Years a Slave" pretty clear: We love it. Chief Film Critic Eric Kohn gave the film an A+ after its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, saying "McQueen turns a topic rendered distant by history i...

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    Cross Post: Meet The Butler's Powerhouse Producer

    Sheila Johnson is a highly successful businesswoman, entrepreneur, producer, and philanthropist, with achievements and accolades far too numerous to list. I have the honor of serving on the Board of Trustees of The Sundance Institute with Sheila, and we share a passion for the advancement of women a...

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    Forest Whitaker On Putting In 20 Hour Days on 'Lee Daniels' The Butler,' Working Opposite Oprah, and His Thoughts on Trayvon Martin

    As Cecil Gaines, the fictional character loosely based on Eugene Allen, a black presidential butler who served through eight administrations from Eisenhower to Reagan, Forest Whitaker gives a performance so powerful in its subtlety that it's dumbfounding to realize that this is the same actor who wo...

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    The 10 Things We Learned from the 'The Butler' Press Conference Including Why Lee Daniels Put a "F'in Parrot" In a Scene

    What with all the brouhaha over the title of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," entertainment reporters haven't had the time to write about much else regarding the star-studded historical film from the director of "Precious." With its August 16 release rapidly approaching, a press conference was held on Mon...

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    The Weinstein Company Facing Early, Unforeseen Issues in Oscar Campaigns for 'Fruitvale Station,' 'The Butler' and More

    It may only be July. The Oscars may still be seven months away, and the heat of the race won't really hit until November. It may seem too early to be thinking about the Dolby Theater, black tuxedos, and brilliant ball gowns — but someone has to. Right now, that someone is Harvey Weinstein. The peren...

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    Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' With Oprah Winfrey and Jane Fonda Acquired by the Weinstein Co.

    The Weinstein Co. has acquired U.S. rights to Lee Daniels’ in-the-works historical biopic “The Butler,” starring Forest Whitaker as the title character.

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