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alexa gets its first celeb voice with oprah, but it’s just a holiday promo


alexa is getting its first celebrity voice, and it’s oprah. before you get too excited, oprah won’t respond to your day-to-day questions, as alexa does – instead, the addition of oprah’s voice is part of a holiday shopping promotion between oprah’s o magazine and amazon, where oprah will help alexa customers shop her “favorite things.”o, the oprah magazine and amazon have worked together over the past couple of years to co-promote oprah’s favorite things online and on mobile through a dedicated amazon storefront, but this is the first time the shopping experience has been offered through amazon’s alexa platform, and its echo line of smart speakers.to trigger oprah’s voice, alexa users have to say, “alexa, let’s shop oprah’s favorite things.”oprah will recommend one of her favorite products






trump: 'yeah i'll beat oprah. oprah would be a lot of fun'


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captiontrump: 'i can beat oprah'president donald trump says it would be "fun" to run against former chat show doyenne oprah winfrey, amid calls for her to launch a white house bid."yeah, i'll beat oprah," mr trump told reporters during a meeting to discuss immigration reform with us senators.his daughter ivanka trump joined a wave of praise for the media mogul's speech at sunday's golden globe awards. a winfrey confidante says the actress is "intrigued" by the possibility of declaring a 2020 presidential campaign.her impassioned speech about the importance of tackling inequality drew plaudits from coast to coast.mr trump said during his meeting on tuesday that campaigning against ms winfrey would be "a lot of fun".he added: "i did one of he






oprah winfrey on considering a run for president: ‘okaay!’


the question isn’t will oprah winfrey run for president, but when.electrified by her speech onstage at an unusually politicized golden globes, celebrities in the audience and fans watching from home were so ready to vote oprah into the white house that a hashtag quickly gained momentum: #oprah2020.holding court in the vip row of tables up front, winfrey sat with gayle king and “wrinkle in time” director ava duvernay, their seats turned toward the stage, where word of the internet campaign reached her.“i tried to tell her!” duvernay said, smiling. transcript: oprah winfrey’s cecil b. demille award speech“the internet is saying oprah for president in 2020,” the times told winfrey. what does oprah say?“i say, i’m just glad i got through the speech!” she said, smiling as she referred to her ce






column: not everyone loves oprah — for president, that is


"everybody loves oprah."that was the tagline for the promotions advancing a new host of the wls morning show "am chicago" back in 1983.if it wasn't true then, it certainly is now.and why not?she's one of the most successful and beloved media personalities in the world. she built an empire out of nothing. she's been successful at everything she's tried — television star, actress, producer, publishing and more.she's obviously extremely talented and very smart.she's in touch with the issues that resonate with regular people across the country. she always has been.back when i was editing newspapers, i would often watch "the oprah winfrey show" for potential story ideas. no, not about weight loss. but after one oprah show, i tried to convince a reporter to sit outside a school at lunchtime and






the latest: trump says he doesn't think winfrey will run


washington — the latest on oprah winfrey's speech at the golden globes (all times local):1 p.m.president donald trump says he would beat oprah winfrey in a presidential contest but doesn't think she will run.trump spoke tuesday at the white house as he met with lawmakers on immigration. he says, "oprah would be a lot of fun." but he says, "i don't think she's going to run."the president added that he appeared on one of the media mogul's final shows and knows her "very well."winfrey gave an impassioned speech sunday night at the golden globes that has sparked talk about whether she might run for president.___10 a.m.oprah winfrey's best friend, gayle king, is downplaying any suggestion that winfrey might run for president.king, a cbs host, says that winfrey is "intrigued by the idea" of a pr






ava duvernay fights for equality... and oprah


director ava duvernay, whose next film, “a wrinkle in time” bows march 9, was feeling the positive, political vibes on the golden globes red carpet.“not one person asked me what i was wearing,” she told the times.things weren’t quite right inside the beverly hilton ballroom, however.duvernay is seated at a table front and center, alongside viola davis and denzel washington. but the seating arrangement leaves a bit to be desired according to duvernay.seated at the same table, with her back to the stage is the woman of the evening, oprah winfrey, who will receive the 2018 cecil b. demille award during the ceremony.“this isn't right,” duvernay said of oprah’s less-than-ideal seat. “i'm trying to tell her publicist so they can move it. why do i have the best seat?”






tom hanks: oprah is one of a kind


tom hanks has said oprah winfrey could become president and is one of a kind who works to make the world a better place.in an interview with the andrew marr show, hanks and his co-star in the post, meryl streep and the film's director stephen spielberg all weighed in on the idea of a potential presidential campaign from oprah.the andrew marr show is broadcast on sundays at 9am on bbc one. episodes are also available online here.






if she runs, oprah could dominate the democratic field in 2020


if she does intend to run for president, oprah winfrey could be unstoppable in democratic primaries.        






trump: 'i'll beat oprah' - bbc news


the us president reacted to ongoing calls for oprah to run for president in 2020 after her golden globe speech."i don't think she's going to run," he added.






aha! democrats and their oprah moment


president oprah winfrey.aha.in ancient times, that’s what you may have said — if you were still alive — after being struck in the forehead by one of zeus’ thunderbolts.but now it’s what the democratic party is saying after they’ve had their oprah “aha” moment.because after her presidential-ish speech at the golden globe awards the other night — and please don’t play the fool and pretend it wasn’t a presidential-ish speech because it was — everything becomes clear.and there is nothing, really, that the democratic party can do about it.all oprah needs to do is reach out her hand for the 2020 democratic presidential nomination, as if it were a warm piece of white house pie.it’s on her plate. it’s done.because if she is denied her pie — as reportedly happened during an awkward visit to the oba






oprah comments on the possibility of a 2020 presidential run


if a reality show staple could run for and win the title of president of the united states, then why can’t a billionaire journalist and mogul?read: oprah winfrey to be featured as a guest contributor on “60 minutes”according to page six, oprah winfrey commented on the possibility of her 2020 presidential campaign during bloomberg’s ‘the david rubenstein show: peer-to-peer conversations’ on wednesday (mar. 1), stating that since a lack of political experience in potential candidates does not matter anymore, she’s definitely thought about it.“i never considered the question, even a possibility, i just thought ‘oh, oh,’” she told rubenstein, who asked her if she’d be willing to break that glass ceiling. “i thought, ‘oh gee, i don’t have the experience, i don’t know enough.’ now i’m thinking,






oprah winfrey alerts fans to financial scam: 'don’t believe it'


oprah winfrey warned her social media followers of "a fraud" thursday.        






president winfrey? no way, says trump: 'i'll beat oprah'


president winfrey? no way, says political prognosticator donald trump."i'll beat oprah," the president declared flatly at a white house meeting tuesday — though he quickly added, "i don't think she's going to run."asked about all the presidential speculation suddenly swirling around winfrey, the typically pugilistic trump steered clear of nasty nicknames and colorful insults while sizing up such a potential celebrity showdown."oprah would be a lot of fun," said trump, who added that he knows her "very well."trump appeared on winfrey's long-running talk show in 1988 and again with his family in 2011, during her final season.as democrats encouraged winfrey to consider a bid, her best friend, cbs news host gayle king, said tuesday that winfrey is "intrigued" by the idea."she loves this countr






who is recy taylor? a look at the woman oprah mentioned in her golden globes spe


oprah winfrey made it clear she wants us to know this name: recy taylor.        






oprah is weight watchers' best paid, most absentee board member


in a recent interview with david rubenstein, oprah winfrey subtly hinted that perhaps she feels qualified to be potus one day ... since we've now learned as a nation that you don't actually need any relevant experience in politics to get the job.is she hinting at a future run for office? who would... (stacey smith, liz kozak)






oprah realizes you don't need government experience to be president


president oprah? it's not totally out of the question. (photo: john salangsang, ap)oprah 2020?you can thank david rubinstein for raising the question that we all want the answer to.in the season 2 premiere of bloomberg television's the david rubinstein show: peer-to-peer conversations, the financier and philanthropist said to oprah winfrey that, given her popularity and given that there's still a glass ceiling for the country's highest office, she could run — and she could win.the question, which drew applause from the audience, gave media mogul winfrey pause."i never considered the question even a possibility," she replied a moment later. "i just thought, 'oh. oh.'"read more:oprah explains her controversial trump tweet, calls for 'civility'the two then allude to president trump, who never






in reality, oprah... – la times


props to meredith blake for her article on oprah winfrey's uncanny ability to illuminate the pulse of our society's mind-set ["oprah winfrey for president? her speech resounds," jan. 8]. winfrey's most salient point was never directly referred to: "... what i know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have." that is what creates change.robin provart-kellyadvertisementculver city::with all due respect to winfrey, we don't need another tv celebrity or political neophyte in the highest office of our nation.like al gore, may winfrey continue to find great purpose in being an advocate and activist for progressive change. gore is on a mission to save the earth from global climate change, he's a patriot of the planet.america can be made greater through winfrey's un






oprah winfrey — mogul, celebrity, philanthropist — admits to insecurities – the


oprah winfrey guides me into her office and, after a welcoming hug, anticipates where my eye is going to land first. in the corner, overlooking her oprah winfrey network studio lot in west hollywood, there’s artist whitfield lovell’s “having,” a charcoal on wood panel image of two african american women, which has three wooden boxes of pennies placed in front of it.“these women were early entrepreneurs,” winfrey says. “i looked at this every day from my desk in chicago to remind me and inspire me that, yes, it can be done.”the spacious office contains scores of emmys (not all of them) and shelves and shelves of books, many punctuated with framed photos of winfrey with the likes of barack obama and nelson mandela. everything here has a story, and winfrey, a consummate teller of tales, will






oprah for president? twitter fans make the case


los angeles — oprah winfrey's moving speech at the golden globes has some fans and fellow celebrities calling for her presidential run.the actress accepted the cecil b. demille lifetime achievement award at sunday's ceremony, and it didn't take long for twitter to start lighting up with the hashtag #oprah2020.comedian sarah silverman tweeted "oprah/michelle 2020." leslie odom, jr., who played aaron burr in the broadway musical "hamilton" tweeted "she's running. a new day is on the way."winfrey's longtime partner stedman graham tells the los angeles times "it's up to the people" whether she will be president, adding "she would absolutely do it."winfrey brought the typically rowdy crowd to silence and tears with her speech.she spoke of seeing sidney poitier win an academy award when she was






gratitude and hammocks: oprah's out with her favorite things


oprah winfrey's back with her longest holiday gift list ever at 102 of her favorite things.        






gratitude and hammocks: oprah’s out with her favorite things


new york (ap) — oprah winfrey’s back with her longest holiday gift list ever at 102 of her favorite things.ranging in price from free (downloads of her super soul conversations podcast) to $2,000 (for a 55-inch tv that morphs into a painting), winfrey’s annual list will be featured in the december issue of o, the oprah magazine, including discount codes to plug into amazon or the websites of the companies themselves.winfrey’s elves, the magazine’s editor-at-large gayle king and creative director adam glassman, spend much of the year scouting items for the list, with oprah herself making the final decision on what to include for everyone — men, women, pets and kids — in apparel, tech, home goods, beauty, food and other offerings.“what oprah always challenges us to do is to find some new bra






my democratic dream team includes oprah and warren


regarding the recent article, “president oprah winfrey? jimmy kimmel is all in”: after the press has ridiculed a reality tv host-real estate mogul as president, the hollywood democrats are excited about a talk show host as president. the irony is rich. actually, she is part of my democratic dream team, along with bernie sanders as secretary of dependency, the rev. jeremiah wright as secretary of patriotism, elizabeth warren as secretary of indian affairs and bill clinton as secretary of intern affairs. where do i contribute to this dream team to ensure trump a victory in 2020? rich russeksan josesubmit your letter to the editor via this formread more letters to the editor






oprah for president in 2020: will she? should she?


it sounds simple enough: if donald trump can win the presidency, why couldn’t oprah winfrey? a day after her rousing speech on the #metoo movement at sunday’s golden globe awards, ​​a winfrey 2020 boomlet suddenly dominated american politics. the idea of a television talk show host, even one as...






stephen colbert imagines an oprah presidency post globes speech, throws jabs at


during 'the late show' monday, colbert praised winfrey's speech, calling it "so moving, even for oprah."        






mo'nique continues her feud with tyler perry & oprah winfrey


it looks like academy-award winning actress mo’nique isn’t letting up on her scathing accusations against entertainment titans oprah winfrey, lee daniels and tyler perry. the comedienne made headlines last week when during a stand up at harlem’s famed apollo theater she accused the trio of damaging her career.read kevin hart weighs in on mo’nique’s rift with lee daniels, oprah winfrey and tyler perry“no, i was not blackballed, i was white-balled by some black d**ks who had no balls,” the baltimore native said.” the precious actress continued. “so thank you, mr. lee daniels. thank you, mr. tyler perry. thank you, ms. oprah winfrey. no, baby, i wasn’t blackballed… it would kill me not to say the real sh*t. you are not paying me equally. you are not treating me fairly. y’all could suck my d**






oprah winfrey will 'nevah' run for president, best friend gayle king says


oprah winfrey had the political chattering classes buzzing over bloomberg television interviewer david rubenstein’s recent query on whether she would consider running for president."i thought, 'i don't have the experience, i don't know enough,'" winfrey said in the interview taped dec. 12. "now i'm thinking, 'oh, oh.'"winfrey’s answer implied that if former reality tv star donald trump won the presidency without any government or political experience, why not the “queen of all media”?but gayle king, co-anchor of “cbs this morning” and winfrey’s best friend, and poured cold water on the chances of another super-celebrity presidential bid in 2020.“i was in the audience that day, and it was clearly a joke when she was playing with david because they have such a great rapport,” king said on he






oprah calls las vegas shooting a reminder 'to appreciate the ordinariness o


as a guest on 'the ellen degeneres show,' oprah winfrey reflects on sunday's shooting in las vegas.        






oprah for president? have we learned nothing?


we don’t know whether the idea of oprah winfrey for president, inspired by winfrey’s eloquent speech sunday at the golden globe awards, will prove an ephemeral excitation or a movement with staying power. but we find it depressing.we mean no disrespect to winfrey, who strikes us as much better informed and more intellectually curious and presumably less reckless or dishonest than the incumbent president. but it’s bizarre that americans who are appalled by trump’s oafish and ignorant conduct of the nation’s highest office would gravitate to another television star untested in politics.that’s what many of them did sunday evening. twitter throbbed with speculation that winfrey’s speech accepting the cecil b. demille award was the beginning of a presidential run. winfrey’s friends didn’t disco






oprah realizes you don't need government experience to be president


closeskip in skipxembedxshare in an interview with bloomberg, oprah winfrey spoke about the possibility of her running for president. veuer's nick cardona has the story. buzz60oprah 2020?you can thank david rubenstein for raising the question that we all want the answer to.in the season 2 premiere of bloomberg television's the david rubenstein show: peer-to-peer conversations, the financier and philanthropist said to oprah winfrey that, given her popularity and given that there's still a glass ceiling for the country's highest office, she could run — and she could win.the question, which drew applause from the audience, gave media mogul winfrey pause."i never considered the question even a possibility," she replied a moment later. "i just thought, 'oh. oh.'"president oprah? it's not totall






oprah realizes you don't need government experience to be president


closeskip in skipxembedxshare in an interview with bloomberg, oprah winfrey spoke about the possibility of her running for president. veuer's nick cardona has the story. buzz60oprah 2020?you can thank david rubenstein for raising the question that we all want the answer to.in the season 2 premiere of bloomberg television's the david rubenstein show: peer-to-peer conversations, the financier and philanthropist said to oprah winfrey that, given her popularity and given that there's still a glass ceiling for the country's highest office, she could run — and she could win.the question, which drew applause from the audience, gave media mogul winfrey pause."i never considered the question even a possibility," she replied a moment later. "i just thought, 'oh. oh.'"president oprah? it's not totall






oprah realizes you don't need government experience to be president


closeskip in skipxembedxshare in an interview with bloomberg, oprah winfrey spoke about the possibility of her running for president. veuer's nick cardona has the story. buzz60oprah 2020?you can thank david rubenstein for raising the question that we all want the answer to.in the season 2 premiere of bloomberg television's the david rubenstein show: peer-to-peer conversations, the financier and philanthropist said to oprah winfrey that, given her popularity and given that there's still a glass ceiling for the country's highest office, she could run — and she could win.the question, which drew applause from the audience, gave media mogul winfrey pause."i never considered the question even a possibility," she replied a moment later. "i just thought, 'oh. oh.'"president oprah? it's not totall






oprah winfrey — mogul, celebrity, philanthropist — has insecurities of her own


oprah winfrey guides you into her office and, after a welcoming hug (winfrey’s a hugger, but you probably already knew that), she immediately anticipates where your eye is going to land first. over in the corner, overlooking her oprah winfrey network studio lot, there’s artist whitfield lovell’s “having,” a charcoal on wood panel image of two african american women that has three wood boxes of pennies placed in front of it.“these women were early entrepreneurs,” winfrey says. “i looked at this every day from my desk in chicago to remind me and inspire me that, yes, it can be done.”the spacious west hollywood office contains scores of emmys (not all of them), shelves and shelves of books, many dotted with framed photos of winfrey with the likes of barack obama and nelson mandela. everything






oprah's overture for the oval office?


image copyrightgetty imageson sunday night, oprah winfrey became the first black woman to win the cecil b. demille award at the golden globes. however, some are calling for her to make history in another way, by becoming the first female president of the united states. it all started with a joke. during his opening monologue, golden globes host seth meyers claimed his goading of donald trump at the 2011 correspondent's dinner convinced mr trump to run for the presidency. "so, if that's true", mayers said, "i just want to say: oprah, you will never be president! you do not have what it takes. "now we just wait and see."you may also like: however, it was towards the end of the ceremony, when ms winfrey delivered her acceptance speech, that many were moved to call for her to run for high offi






oprah for president? sure, but donald trump always thought she'd be a great runn


oprah winfrey’s political prospects have been subject to speculation for decades. and even president trump has fed into it.the former talk-show host, who accepted the cecil b. demille award at the golden globes with a rapturous speech on sunday, was touted by trump as a possible running mate long before he was sworn in as president.when the president was still a mere grandiose builder in the late 1980s, he did the rounds criticizing u.s. foreign policy after taking out a full-page ad on the topic and sparking debate about his own presidential aspirations.winfrey suspected that he might run some day, but trump wasn’t so sure back then."i just probably wouldn't do it, oprah,” he told her in 1988. “i probably wouldn't, but i do get tired of seeing what's happening with this country, and if it






remember, oprah winfrey is our premier national snake oil salesman


after her rousing speech at the golden globes about sexual harassment—she’s got to do something to atone for her years as one of harvey weinstein’s celebrity pals—we’ve been inundated with calls for oprah winfrey to run for president.the official nbc network account went so far as to post (and later delete) a tweet hailing her as “our future president.” her long-time consort stedman graham told the los angeles times, “she would absolutely do it.” meryl streep got so carried away she toldthe hill, “now she doesn’t have a choice” but to run. it continues to amaze me that there are actors in hollywood who can portray intelligence on the screen without possessing a scrap of it themselves. acting is truly a magical art.there are a great many reasons winfrey should not run for president. chief a






calendar letters: in reality, oprah...


props to meredith blake for her article on oprah winfrey’s uncanny ability to illuminate the pulse of our society’s mind-set [“oprah winfrey for president? her speech resounds,” jan. 8]. winfrey’s most salient point was never directly referred to: “... what i know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” that is what creates change.robin provart-kellyculver city::with all due respect to winfrey, we don’t need another tv celebrity or political neophyte in the highest office of our nation.like al gore, may winfrey continue to find great purpose in being an advocate and activist for progressive change. gore is on a mission to save the earth from global climate change, he’s a patriot of the planet.america can be made greater through winfrey’s undistracted fo






serial misunderstanding: airpods get the usual treatment


apple has a pretty good thing going with airpods. which, of course, means they must be scorned.writing for cnbc, anita balakrishnan explains “how apple will fix one of the most annoying flaws with airpods.”just one, though! so many annoying flaws. presumably. that’s the thing about unstated umptions. they’re unstated. and umed.a way to recover lost airpods is among the new features apple previewed on tuesday.finally.way to fix the barn door after all the airpods have spilled out into the pasture and rolled down the hill and into the river and were washed into the ocean never to be seen again, apple."find my airpods" will help address a major criticism of the $159 untethered earpods — that they are easy to lose.this is a “major criticism”… that balakrishnan is somehow unable to cite. the ar