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    TV: Oprah Winfrey and Diablo Cody to Partner for HBO Comedy

    Oprah Winfrey and Diablo Cody team up for HBO project

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    WATCH: Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski Directs Blanchett, Redford, Ejiofor and Many More in 11 Gorgeous Short Films

    Here's a nifty thing. Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski directed 11 very short films for the New York Times Magazine, and the Times has a released a behind-the-scenes video of Kaminski directing the likes of Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Oprah Winfrey, Adele Exarchopo...

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    Diablo Cody and Oprah Have a Comedy in Development at HBO

    In an interesting pairing, "Juno" writer Diablo Cody has teamed up with Oprah Winfrey on a comedy project in development at HBO based on Dr. Julie Holland's upcoming book "Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, the Sex You're Not Having, The Sleep You're Missing and What's Really Ma...

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    Oprah Winfrey to Receive Santa Barbara International Film Festival's 2014 Montecito Award

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Oprah Winfrey with its Montecito Award at the 29th edition of the fest, to acknowledge her performance in "Lee Daniels' The Butler," which has gained awards buzz, and as a celebration of her overall career. The Tribute takes place on February ...

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    SNL Addresses the Lack of African American Women Straight On

    Over the last couple of weeks there has been an ongoing controversy over the lack of African American women on Saturday Night Live.

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    Oprah Will Receive The Hollywood Reporter's Sherry Lansing Leadership Award

    Oprah will be the 2013 recipient of The Hollywood Reporter's Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, which is given to a woman who is a leader and pioneer in her industry.

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    Oscars: A Look At The Supporting Actress Contenders, Including Oprah Winfrey, Cameron Diaz & Lupita Nyong'o

    It's been a busy week or so in Oscar Land: rumors have swirled around the release, or not, of "The Wolf Of Wall Street," previously thought a potential frontrunner, while Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" stormed into the race with an excellent teaser trailer, only for it to be announced almost immediat...

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    Oprah Winfrey Network Takes TV Rights to 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    The Oprah Winfrey Network has secured TV rights to "Lee Daniels' The Butler," which had a boffo theatrical release in August via the Weinstein Company, and recently passed the $100 million mark. The film stars Forest Whitaker as longtime White House butler Cecil Gaines, and Winfrey as his wife. Both...

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    The Big O: Assessing the Actress Races Coming Out of Venice, Telluride and Toronto

    Telluride and Venice are fini. Toronto wraps this weekend. Time for some serious girl talk about how the lead and supporting actress categories have somewhat shifted now that the festival Oscar pundits and critics have chimed in.

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    Oprah and Forest Whitaker in 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    Lee Daniels' The Butler is some serious, probably effective Oscar bait. It is also -- these things so often go together -- audience-pandering History Lite. Forest Whitaker, as a butler who serves at the White House through eight Presidents, from Eisenhower to Reagan, gives a dazzling performance; he...

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