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Oprah Winfrey doesn't cry on cue

Oprah Winfrey doesn't cry on cue

Nov 15 2013, 11:28am CST | by Bang Showbiz

Oprah Winfrey struggled to cry on cue for Steven Spielberg. The media mogul and talk show host says acting allows her to leave herself behind and take on a new role as a character, but she doesn't...

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Oprah Winfrey doesn't cry on cue

Nov 15 2013, 11:28am CST | by Bang Showbiz

Oprah Winfrey struggled to cry on cue for Steven Spielberg.

The media mogul and talk show host says acting allows her to leave herself behind and take on a new role as a character, but she doesn't always find it easy.

She told UK TV's 'Loose Women': "I think my greatest acting lesson was the time I couldn't cry ... Steven Spielberg asked me to cry and I couldn't cry.

"And my [co-star in 'The Colour Purple', Adolph Caesar] said, 'You have to learn to give yourself over to the character and let the character take control and if she wants to cry she will cry and if she doesn't want to cry then not even Steven Spielberg can make her."

Oprah told how the guidance from Adolph - who passed away in 1986 - made her learn to really embody the characters that she was portraying and helped her with her latest role as Gloria Gaines in 'The Butler'.

She added: "I learnt to give myself over to that space with Gloria."

The 59-year-old star gave up fronting 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' two years ago after 20 years, but insists despite what people say, she's not a control freak.

She explained: "I think people think that because I run my own show and have my own business and run a network, that I have the need to be in control. Well, I really don't. What I have the need for is to surround myself with people who know what they're doing and are willing to do it."

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It didn't take much to convince Reese Witherspoon to jump on board The Good Lie."The producer sent me the script and I just wept and wept through it," the Oscar winner told me at the movie's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. "I thought it was so beautiful about family and it was funny and what does it mean to be a stranger in a strange land?"Based on real events, the film tells the story of an American woman (Witherspoon) who takes four Sudane ...
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Lindsay Lohan has been spotted clubbing all over London for months— and now she claims her controversial stint on Oprah Winfrey’s reality show left her little choice but to relocate overseas. In a new interview with the U.K.’s Telegraph to promote her upcoming gig in a London production of drama Speed-the-Plow, the troubled actress, 28, says her OWN docuseries— which exposed her alcohol relapse, alleged miscarriage and many emotional meltdowns on the small screen last sp ...
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Sara Gilbert is pregnant & expecting her first child with Linda Perry

Sep 10 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

These are photos of Sara Gilbert and wife Linda Perry at the beach last week. They were enjoying a coupley moment and watching kids frolic in the surf. Writing abthem means I’ll have 4 Non Blondes’ “What’s Up” in my head all day. That’s worth it for this story. Sara announced her pregnancy yesterday on The Talk. She similarly announced her engagement on air. This was more dramatic. I don’t know when The Talk turned into Fear Factor, but there’s some “dare” theme going on this week. Sara was s ...
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Awe, With And Without The Gods

Sep 8 2014 5:24am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

In a 2006 article for the Los Angeles Times, Sam Harris identified 10 myths about atheism, among them the idea that "atheists are closed to spiritual experience." Harris explained: "There is nothing that prevents an atheist from experiencing love, ecstasy, rapture and awe; atheists can value these experiences and seek them regularly." And in a post last week, my fellow 13.7 commentator Barbara J. King also wrote about atheism and awe. "Atheists fe ...
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