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Oprah Winfrey Will Play Richard Pryor's Brothel-Running Grandmother in Lee Daniels' Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 26, 2014 6:05 PM
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Winfrey will play Marie Carter, Pryor's grandmother, with whom he had a notoriously complicated relationship with. She ran a brothel, and was quite the dominant matriarch whom Pryor - who grew up in her house, after his mother left - both loved and feared.

The 1st Movie That Made You Laugh? Steve McQueen, Lupita Nyong’o, Oprah Winfrey Share Theirs. Yours?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 26, 2014 11:06 AM
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In each episode of QUESTIONS, a different group of filmmakers answer a single question asked by the Academy.

It Looks Like Mike Epps Will Indeed Play Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels' Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 25, 2014 12:44 PM
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I should note that Mike Epps actually plays Richard Pryor in Cynthia Mort's Nina Simone film that Zoe Saldana stars in.

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Fall Premieres - 2 New Original Series + Returning Faves

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 12, 2014 6:50 PM
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Highlights include the premiere of "If Loving You Is Wrong" as well as the return of "For Better or Worse."

Oprah Winfrey will Play Annie Lee Cooper in Ava DuVernay's 'Selma'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2014 12:06 PM
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A civil rights hero, who gained notoriety in 1965 for a confrontation with then Sheriff James G. Clark, outside a Selma courthouse, where she was attempting to register to vote.

OWN to Simulcast Dr. Maya Angelou's Memorial Service This Saturday, June 7 at 10 AM ET

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 6, 2014 3:42 PM
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The memorial service will also be available to view on Oprah.com

OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2014 7:08 PM
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The cast of the OWN network show adaptation, which will be titled something else, has been revealed today.

Idris Elba & Oprah Winfrey Reportedly In Talks To Join Forest Whitaker In 'The Shack'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 25, 2014 1:08 PM
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Idris Elba & Oprah Winfrey Reportedly In Talks To Join Forest Whitaker In 'The Shack'

Oprah Winfrey To Headline Unprecedented Multi-City U.S. Arena Weekend Tour In Fall 2014

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 26, 2014 1:06 PM
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Oprah Winfrey To Headline Unprecedented Multi-City U.S. Arena Weekend Tour In Fall 2014

Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios Finally Sold (But It’ll Still Be Around)

  • By Sergio
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  • March 16, 2014 9:27 AM
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After two years of searching, Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios has finally got a buyer. But it's not going anywhere soon.