Oprah Winfrey 'actively thinking' about running for U.S. presidency

Kendall Jenner

Once the reaction to Oprah Winfrey's Golden Globes speech shifted to calls for a presidential run, and the media began asking if Winfrey was looking to get in the 2020 race, you just knew the backlash from Fox News' opinion hosts was right around the corner.

"I like Oprah", Trump said, adding that he had appeared on her long-running afternoon program.

Oprah has not commented on the buzz around a potential run, but her long-time partner Stedman Graham told The Los Angeles Times she would "absolutely" do it, while sources close to the star told CNN she is considering the possibility of a political bid.

In the meantime, as Oprah promised, "a new day is on the horizon" - and it's up to all of us to make sure it dawns.

Mr Trump's daughter, Ivanka, tweeted her support for Winfrey - though not necessarily politically.

It was Reese Witherspoon, co-star to Winfrey in the upcoming "Wrinkle In Time" film, who presented the award to the mogul, opening up with a statement in which she noted that "there's only one person whose name is a verb, an adjective, and a feeling, and that is Oprah". "Really?", and bemoaned the "impossibly boring" current crop of major political figures, making people more likely to vote for celebrities like Mr Trump or Oprah. Despite a backstage denial by Winfrey, her speech and subsequent reports fueled speculation that she may be considering a presidential run in 2020.

Frances McDormand second from left looks like a regular woman
Frances McDormand second from left looks like a regular woman

"So I want, tonight, to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue".

Oprah also branched out into acting. I do think she was intrigued by the idea. She was cast as Sofia Johnson in the Steven Spielberg-directed film, which saw her nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar in 1986.

And I have tried many, many, many times to explain what a moment like that means to a little girl, a kid watching from the cheap seats as my mom came through the door, bone exhausted from cleaning other people's houses.

Forbes previous year estimated her net worth at US$3 billion and placed her third on its list of the America's richest self-made women.

Oprah has made Weight Watchers an investor magnet since buying a 10 percent stake in the company over two years ago.

On an evening when women at the awards show wore black in solidarity with those who have suffered sexual harassment , Winfrey, 63, said: "She (Ms Taylor) lived as we all have lived - too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men".

Related News:

  • A tribute to late PNG star Kato Ottio

    A tribute to late PNG star Kato Ottio

    Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says Kato Ottio's death "knocked me for six". Super League club, Widnes Vikings, confirmed the sad news.
    Tonya Harding Threatens to Walk Out of Tense Piers Morgan Interview

    Tonya Harding Threatens to Walk Out of Tense Piers Morgan Interview

    "I can skate.'" She continues, "They were talking about skating and saying, 'Well, maybe somebody should be taken out so then, you know, she can make it"...
    Tamil Nadu bus strike continues for fourth day; commuters left stranded

    Tamil Nadu bus strike continues for fourth day; commuters left stranded

    Ten unions had announced launching the strike on Thursday after collapse of talks on wage revision. The trade unions demand a 2.57 percent hike while the government insisted on 2.44 percent hike.
  • John Dickerson will replace Charlie Rose on

    John Dickerson will replace Charlie Rose on "CBS This Morning"

    Hill was later replaced by Norah O'Donnell, and now Dickerson will replace Rose, making King the only original host. Dickerson, 49, to replace Charlie Rose as the third co-host of " CBS This Morning ", a spot left empty since Mr.
    Huawei Mate 10 Pro Won't Be Sold In The US Through AT&T

    Huawei Mate 10 Pro Won't Be Sold In The US Through AT&T

    One silver lining here is that any alleged improprieties can be prevented by running unofficial software on the device. This means that the AT&T and Huawei deal was likely still in place leading immediately into CES.
    Sessions nixes Obama-era rules leaving states alone that legalize pot

    Sessions nixes Obama-era rules leaving states alone that legalize pot

    In some states, recreational marijuana use has been legal for five years, and those states are vowing to fight this new memo. USA attorneys might continue to decide not to take up marijuana cases that don't fall under the Obama-era rules.
  • "NVIDIA BFGD 65" Monitor 4K, 120Hz, HDR and G-Sync | CES2018

    Acer also chose to incorporate Google Assistant so that the Predator can double as voice-activated smart home controller. Nvidia has created this display technology in partnership with its hardware partners - Acer, ASUS , and HP.
    Brad Pitt Bid $120000 To Watch

    Brad Pitt Bid $120000 To Watch "Game of Thrones" With Emilia Clarke

    According to Variety , at one point during the auction, the auctioneer also asked if the "King of the North" was in the room. Brad Pitt just bid a ridiculous amount of money to watch Game of Thrones with the Mother of Dragons herself, Emilia Clarke .
    Steve Bannon Apologizes For Anti-Trump Comments in Michael Wolff Book

    Steve Bannon Apologizes For Anti-Trump Comments in Michael Wolff Book

    A day earlier, pushing back at Wolff's suggestion that he lacked stability, Trump called himself a " very stable genius ". Miller criticized CNN's coverage, and CNN host Jake Tapper pressed Miller to answer his questions.
  • Honor launches

    Honor launches "your first AI phone": the Honor View 10

    Apart from its AI-capable SoC, the Honor View 10 also boasts of a 5.99-inch 18:9 display , 6GB RAM , and dual rear cameras . To get the cashback, just go through the normal process, add the Honor View 10 in the cart and no other items.
    Deputy shot, dies trying to catch suspect

    Deputy shot, dies trying to catch suspect

    That road and others - 176th Street East, 38th Avenue East and Canyon Road East - were closed to form a perimeter for the search. Due to the manhunt and ongoing police investigation, the Bethel School District has canceled school on Monday .

    LaVar Ball: Lakers 'don't want to play' for coach Luke Walton

    Walton was asked about Ball's comments at practice on Sunday. "Nobody is in the locker room, nobody is with these guys every day". But he believes stories quoting the father of a player could hurt some of the trust that has built up between the two entities.


Most liked

Trump Sings National Anthem, Forgets Words Despite Preaching Respect For It
However, many people watching on TV thought they spotted the President struggling with the words as the Zac Brown Band struck up. President Trump is the oldest person to be elected president in USA history, and his memory has often been called into question.

Mom, boyfriend sought in burning, beating death of 4-year-old girl
Police said the woman claimed she owned weapons that had been confiscated, including one that had the serial number filed off it. Gabrielle's aunt, Leah Barrett, 16, said her family never knew of the violence occuring at the mother's home.

Who Is Har Gobind Khorana? Google Doodle Honors Indian-American Biochemist
The research which make him prominent personality in science was construction of the world first artificial gene. Khorana (who passed away in 2011) in a black and white sketch alongside another cartoon of him in a laboratory.

USA crude slips 57 cents, retreating from mid-2015 highs
Oil traded above $61 a barrel as signs of slowing USA drilling added to optimism that the global crude surplus is abating. WTI for February delivery was at $61.59 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, up 15 cents, as of 2pm in Seoul.

Lana Del Rey confirms Radiohead lawsuit
Del Rey, Rick Nowels, and Kieron Menzies are presently working on " Get Free " as the writers, which some listeners have linked to " Creep ".

Princess Charlotte Arrives for Her First Day of Nursery School
The little girl teamed the coat with grey cable knit tights and a pink cashmere cable knit scarf by royal designer Marie-Chantal. Kensington Palace has released two new photos of Princess Charlotte on her first day of school at Willcocks Nursery.

Google Unifies Its Payment Platforms, Introduces Google Pay
Now, it has been rebranded for the third time, as Google Pay - a branding Google (and we) hopes sticks. Then in 2015, Google came out with Android Pay , with support from three major U.S. carriers.

Higher-res HTC Vive Pro, wireless adaptor unveiled
The Vive Pro will be backwards compatible with existing Vive applications as well as the company's room-scale trackers. It improves the UI and adds new features, and content from Vimeo can also now be accessed right through the app.

SBI may cut minimum balance requirement to Rs 1000 in urban areas
SBI account holders in urban regions of the country will have to maintain Rs 3,000 as monthly average balance, as before. It also slashed charges from 20-50% for non-maintenance of MAB across all population groups and categories.

Stephen Colbert Vies For Inclusion In President Trump's 'Most Corrupt Media Awards'
Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks, it wrote". "And I think I've wasted enough of my viewers' time ".

#BillsMafia invades Jacksonville for first playoff game in 18 years
The Bills' Cinderella story continues into the playoffs with an AFC wild-card matchup with the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Rookie running back Leonard Fournette tore Heinz Field up for 181 yards and two touchdowns in a powerful 30-9 victory.

Mandeville Kmart to close as part of national chain's downsizing
Sears Holdings announced Thursday that it will be shuttering over 100 more stores - including Kmarts in Butte and Helena. A manager at the store confirmed the entire store would close - and a company statement shows it closing in early April.

Steyn may not bowl again in Test series against India
After South African skipper Faf Du Plessis chose to bat first, they faced a blistering attack from Bhuvneshwar Kumar . Kumar gained appreciable movement off a well-grassed pitch to plunge the South African innings into deep trouble.

Planes collide at Toronto's Pearson Airport; passengers safe
But passengers have offered accounts of confusion aboard the plane and allegations that procedures were not clearly communicated. The WestJet flight was carrying 168 passengers and a crew of six at the time of the collision.

Predicting Antonio Conte's starting XI for FA Cup clash
There is lots of Premier League experience in this group of players though, mixed with some youthful exuberance. Now we have to play another game at Stamford Bridge and Norwich deserved this opportunity, another chance.