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Barbara Winfrey, who was married to Oprah's father Vernon for 14 years Oprah's relationships with Stedman and Gayle have long been the subject .. The Royal Engineers (pictured) were the worst performing unit in the drugs tests, Forest Whitaker's estranged wife Keisha demands spousal support. reporter: that's her, oprah 's long lost half sister, nine years younger. oprah calls it a . and they took a DNA test that confirmed their relationship. . of White House butler Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) in "The Butler" in Forest Whitaker serves it up in 'The Butler'. Fullscreen . Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey play a married couple, Cecil and Gloria Gaines. The story 3 of Winfrey You just fall into their relationship," he murmurs. No, really, do.
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Tens of thousands of children received gifts of food, clothing, athletic shoes, school supplies, books and toys as part of Winfrey's philanthropic trip for her charity, the Oprah Winfrey Foundation. Cruise returned to her show in to talk about his new love, actress Katie Holmes. Cruise gained cultural infamy for jumping on Winfrey's couch in an enthusiastic display of his love for Holmes.
Bush gives a kiss to Winfrey after appearing on her show on Sept. Winfrey arrives at the federal courthouse in Amarillo, Texas, in January Cattlemen filed a lawsuit against her for saying on her talk show that the U.
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The trial forced Winfrey to move her show to Amarillo for several episodes. She won that trial, but the cattlemen filed another suit a few weeks later.
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District judge ultimately dismissed the case in She has been open about battles with weight and her love-hate relationship with exercise. Inher first year of eligibilty, she claimed three Emmys, including one for outstanding host and outstanding talk program.
The case drew nationwide interest."Oprah Winfrey & Forest Whitaker" On The Jonathan Ross Show Series 5 Ep 6 16 November 2013 Part 2/4
She credited her pound weight loss to a liquid diet and exercise. Her goal was to fit into a size 10 pair of blue jeans for the first time.
Inafter a small career slump where he starred in a few straight-to-video films, Whitaker has enjoyed a career resurgence, having played the lead role in Lee Daniels' The Butlerwhich has become one of his greatest critical and commercial successes to date.
Television work[ edit ] After completing several films in the early s, Whitaker gained additional roles in multiple television shows. On the series, Diff'rent Strokeshe played a bully in the episode "Bully for Arnold". As opposed to his previous character work, Whitaker stated that he merely had to draw on his childhood years growing up in South Central Los Angeles for the role.
In the fall ofWhitaker started a multi-episode story arc on ER as Curtis Ames, a man who comes into the ER with a cough, but quickly faces the long-term consequences of a paralyzing stroke ; he sues, then takes out his anger on Dr.
Whitaker received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his performance in the series. He co-produced and co-starred in A Rage in Harlem in He made his directorial debut with a grim film about inner-city gun violence, Strappedfor HBO in Inhe directed his first theatrical featureWaiting to Exhalewhich was based on the Terry McMillan novel of the same name.
Roger Ebert observed that the tone of the film resembled Whitaker's own acting style: He directed Katie Holmes in the romantic comedyFirst Daughter in while also serving as executive producer ; he had previously co-starred with Holmes in Phone Booth in He had previously gained experience as the executive producer of several made-for-television moviesmost notably the Emmy -award-winning Door to Doorstarring William H.
He produced these projects through his production company, Spirit Dance Entertainment, which he shut down in to concentrate on his acting career.
Since Whitaker joined as co-chair, five projects have been greenlit for production.