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Christina Aguilera on The Voice: ‘It’s not about music, but good TV’

Christina Aguilera unleashed a brand new song and video yesterday, ‘Accelerate‘ featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz

The ‘Beautiful‘ star also announced that her upcoming album, ‘Liberation‘ will be out in June.

One thing she won’t be announcing is a return to ‘The Voice‘.

Speaking to Billboard, the ‘Burlesque’ star said: “It became something that I didn’t feel was what I had signed up for in season one.

“You realize it’s not about music. It’s about making good TV moments and massaging a story.

“I didn’t get into this business to be a television show host and to be given all these [rules]. Especially as a female: You can’t wear this, can’t say that. I would find myself on that show desperately trying to express myself through clothing or makeup or hair. It was my only kind of outlet.”

Instead she’s keen to return to performing in front of her fans. The 37-year-old said: “When I’m onstage, there’s not a bigger high, when I’m in connection with my voice and my heart and my soul.

“But at the end, I want to wipe it all off, get in my sweatpants, make silly noises with my kids and have someone comfort and cuddle me.”

Liberation is out June 15. Accelerate feat. Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz along with the stunning music video, directed by Zoey Grossman is out now (watch below).

Last week Aguilera took part in The Late Late Show with James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ (watch below).

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert – Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event Out Now

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert – Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event Out Now on 2-CD Set

Live Concert DVD Out June 15 Available Now for Preorder

“Great musical performed by phenomenal voices” – Hollywood Reporter

“With an all-star cast and awe-inspiring production, practically every moment of the two-hour broadcast was a highlight.”- Billboard.com

Sony Masterworks Broadway is excited to release the 2-CD set of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert – Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event, featuring lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. In addition, the Live Concert DVD is set for release on June 15 and is available now for preorder. Drawing over 10 million viewers, NBC’s highly anticipated special event “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” received rave reviews for its production, calling it “genuinely thrilling” (The New York Times), “truly transcendent” (Hollywood Reporter) and “the best live TV musical yet” (The Daily Beast). he all-star cast features Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony and 10-time Grammy winner John Legend (Jesus Christ), 2018 Tony Awards co-host, Broadway star and acclaimed recording artist Sara Bareilles (Mary Magdalene), rock icon Alice Cooper (King Herod) and Tony Award-winning producer and “Hamilton” alum Brandon Victor Dixon (Judas). The stellar cast also includes Tony nominee Ben Daniels (Pontius Pilate), Tony nominee Norm Lewis (Caiaphas), Broadway veteran Jason Tam (Peter), “M. Butterfly” star Jin Ha (Annas) and Swedish rock star Erik Gronwall (Simon Zealotes).

The production will be helmed by esteemed British theatre director David Leveaux. Rounding out the full, award-winning creative team is Emmy Award-winning live television director and executive producer Alex Rudzinski (“Hairspray Live!,” “Dancing With the Stars”), Emmy- and Tony Award-winning costumer designer Paul Tazewell (“The Wiz Live!,” “Hamilton”), Grammy Award-winning music producer Harvey Mason Jr. (“The Wiz Live!”), musical director Nigel Wright (“Jesus Christ Superstar” world arena tour), production designer Jason Ardizzone-West (“Adele Live in NYC”) and choreographer Camille A. Brown (“Once on This Island”).

“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” a staged version of the original rock musical, will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, John Legend, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius and Alex Rudzinski.

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” album hit #1 on the Billboard charts and made its way to the stage in 1971. It is based on the final week of Jesus’ life. The 1971 musical opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on Broadway and starred Jeff Fenholt as Jesus and Ben Vereen as Judas. It was nominated for five Tonys, including Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for Vereen. Lloyd Webber won a Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Composer.

Since then, the musical has been considered a classic and has become a staple of theatre and music organizations throughout the world. It has been performed in nearly 20 countries and translated into 18 different languages. There have been many revivals of “Jesus Christ Superstar” over the 46 years since its debut, including 2000 and 2012 Broadway versions that each earned a Tony nomination for Best Revival of a Musical. The 1973 film was directed by Oscar winner Norman Jewison and starred Ted Neeley.

“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” will be produced by Universal Television, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Really Useful Group, Marc Platt Productions and Zadan/Meron Productions.

Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration Roars to Life on May 11-12 at Universal Studios Hollywood

Celebrate the Experience that Started It All with After-Hours Access, Exclusive Film Screening, Original Props, Costume Contest, Exhibits, Themed Food, Expo Area, Live Entertainment and More

Universal City, CA, April 5, 2018 – On Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12, the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration will roar to life at Universal Studios Hollywood, and guests are invited to be a part of this exclusive event in honor of the blockbuster action-adventure that brought dinosaurs out of extinction a quarter century ago.

This first-ever themed Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration, created in partnership with Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, is a separately ticketed event.  Space is limited and tickets, which can be purchased here, will sell out.

The multi-faceted immersive Celebration will feature a private screening of the epic Jurassic Park at Universal CityWalk’s all-new, state-of-the-art Universal Cinema.  The exciting showcase will also re-release the film’s original trailer.

The remainder of the event, which includes exclusive after-hours access, will take place within Universal Studios Hollywood, adjacent to the theme park’s thrilling “Jurassic Park—The Ride.”

Guests will receive a special commemorative lanyard and unlimited access to all things Jurassic, from the acclaimed theme park ride, to original props, including the Gyrosphere as seen in the record-breaking Jurassic World, original dinosaur maquettes, costume displays and an interactive expo area.  Live entertainment, themed food and merchandise will also be available to complement the event.

Unique to the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration event, guests will be invited to dress up as their favorite character from the franchise. Please visit www.universalstudioshollywood.com/JP25 for costume guidelines requirements.

More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

‘Roseanne’ is a huge hit in return to ABC

The 1990s hit sitcom “Roseanne” was a hit once again for ABC on Tuesday night.

The season premiere of the rebooted working-class comedy, starring the original cast including Roseanne Barr and John Goodman, averaged 18.2 million viewers over two back-to-back episodes, according to data from Nielsen. It was the second most-watched entertainment program of the television season, trailing only an episode of NBC’s drama “This Is Us” that aired after the network’s coverage of the Super Bowl.

The episodes of “Roseanne,” which started at 8 p.m., provided the biggest audience for Walt Disney Co.’s DIS, +2.63%   ABC prime-time entertainment lineup since 2006. The premiere also garnered more viewers than the original series finale in 1997, which averaged about 16 million viewers.

The success shows that new episodes of old sitcoms can still attract substantial audiences and speak to modern issues, and is another indication that the trend of bringing back vintage shows isn’t going away anytime soon. Comcast Corp.’s CMCSA, +2.40%   NBC has done well this season with its reboot of the 1990s comedy “Will & Grace,” and CBS CBS, -0.71%   is developing a new version of ”Murphy Brown,” in which Candice Bergen will reprise her role as the pioneering TV newswoman.

How to stream the 2018 Winter Olympics

You’ve got plenty of ways to watch the action in Pyeongchang

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The 2018 Winter Olympics officially get started tonight from Pyeongchang, South Korea with mixed doubles curling. This is a new event for the Olympics and comes in advance of Friday’s opening ceremony and the lighting of the Olympic torch. More competition is scheduled for tomorrow including figure skating and freestyle skiing.

If you’re like me and find the highs and lows of the Olympics irresistible, you’re probably wondering about the best way to watch the games. After all, where else can you bounce around from seeing pure elation when someone achieves a lifelong dream to the embarrassment and anguish they show after totally blowing it with one wrong move?

Comcast has a dedicated Olympics portal for customers with an X1 cable box.

NBC is the official broadcast partner for the 2018 Winter Olympics here in the United States and plans to blanket its various NBCUniversal networks — NBC, NBC Sports Network, USA, CNBC, and the Olympic Channel — with coverage. Here’s how that shakes out:

  • NBC: 176 hours of total coverage
    Daily daytime, primetime and late-night primetime plus shows from Feb. 8-25.
    Primetime is at 8PM ET each night except Sundays, when it starts at 7PM ET.
    Live primetime coverage of Alpine skiing, figure skating, snowboarding, freestyle skiing and short track speed skating.
    Daytime coverage from 3 to 5PM on weekdays and 3 to 6PM on weekends across all time zones beginning February 10th. Coverage includes speed skating, ski jumping, cross-country skiing, biathlon and luge.
  • NBCSN: 369 hours of total coverage
    Live primetime coverage for the first time, plus 10 days of 24-hour programming.
    Live men’s and women’s hockey finals.
    Medal events in biathlon, bobsled, cross-country skiing, luge, Nordic combined, short track speed skating, ski jumping, snowboarding and speed skating.
  • CNBC: 46 hours of total coverage
    Highlighted by evening curling telecasts, usually from 5 to 8PM ET.
  • USA: 40.5 hours of total coverage
    “Mostly live” coverage of curling and hockey between 7 and 9:30AM ET.
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IF YOU’VE GOT TRADITIONAL CABLE:

Cable and satellite TV customers will be able to stream events in their entirety live and on-demand if they miss a must-see moment when it originally airs. The central hub for all of this viewing is NBCOlympics.com if you’re using a web browser or the NBC Sports mobile app, which you can download here for Android or here for iOS.

If events aren’t being televised, you can still watch them live as they happen by streaming. (There’s a pretty massive time difference at play, but NBC is still being aggressive in its TV coverage.) NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will also be packed with highlights that won’t require any kind of cable authentication to view.

Comcast has created a dedicated hub for the Winter Olympics where you’ll be able to quickly get to live coverage or watch curated highlight packages like triumphant moments or devastating mistakes. It’s also planning to offer on-demand Olympics content in 4K HDR. Dish and DirecTV are both doing the same, though you’ll need to own the right equipment for each provider if you want to watch in that glorious quality.

NO CABLE? INTERNET TV IS YOUR SECOND BEST OPTION:

If you don’t have cable, the NBC Sports app will let you stream up to 30 minutes of live video initially. So if you track things on social media and only care about one event or athlete, maybe that’ll be enough to get your fix. After that first viewing, you can watch 5 minutes of live video each day of the Olympics — but that’s really not enough to be of any use. What if you want to see more action live?

If you’ve got an antenna hooked up to your TV, that’s enough to get you primetime NBC coverage and see many of the biggest events. But you’ll still need to find some way of accessing the other NBCUniversal networks (and the online streaming portal) if you want the whole Winter Olympics experience.

It’s here where internet TV services like Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, and PlayStation Vue are going to come in handy. Almost all of them offer a free trial if you haven’t signed up before, but those won’t necessarily last long enough to cover everything. Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, and DirecTV Now will give you seven days. YouTube TV’s trial is 14 days, which should be enough to cover everything at the Pyeongchang games. PlayStation Vue’s trial is only five days.

Hulu built a custom interface for the Winter Olympics and will let you follow individual sports if you don’t want to be overwhelmed by stuff you’ll never watch. Don’t you get enough hockey outside of the Olympics, anyway?

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Hulu will let you watch (and record) only the events you’re interested in.

The important thing to check is whether or not you get a live feed of NBC with these services, and the answer is going to depend on where you live. Sling TV, for instance, only offers a live stream of NBC in select markets. That’s true for pretty much all of them, actually. Be sure to put in your viewing area zip code with each company to make sure you won’t get stuck with on-demand content and miss out on live events. You’ll still get live access to NBC Sports Network and USA on Sling no matter what, according to the table below:

Another good thing to know: the NBC Sports app will let you sign in with your account credentials for any of these internet TV services if you prefer to watch via that app or from NBCOlympics.com. DirecTV Now, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV are all listed among the supported TV providers. Just scroll down past the list of big cable/satellite companies to get to them.

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WATCH IN VIRTUAL REALITY:

Intel has said that over 50 hours of 2018 Winter Olympics coverage will be made available to experience in virtual reality (VR). Google Daydream VR/Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, and Windows Mixed Reality users will all be able to don headsets and experience events in 360-degree immersion. The NBC Sports VR app is what you want to install on whatever device you’re strapping to your face to get you closer to the slopes or luge track.

USE A VPN AND WATCH THE BBC’S FREE COVERAGE

Another option is to pick a trustworthy VPN and pretend to be someone from the UK. With the right IP address (which is where the VPN comes in), you can tune into the BBC’s coverage of the Pyeongchang games for free. The VPN part likely won’t be free, but if you’ve already got one set up for other purposes, the BBC is your path to the drama and suspense.

WATCH THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

Failing all else, you can count on seeing some highlights, videos, and big moments on Twitter. NBCUniversal will likely clamp down on user-posted content and have some removed, but social networks should be good for something — especially from official accounts tied to the Winter Olympics. Additionally, you can also catch up on the latest news, medal counts, and games results out of South Korea through our sister site, SB Nation.

 

NAACP Image Awards 2018 Winners: The Complete List

Written by | Mike Vulpo

And the winner is….Many Hollywood stars spent the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday heading to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the 2018 NAACP Image Awards.

The annual telecast celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film. In addition, the show honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

For this year’s show, Black-ish star Anthony Anderson returned as host where he helped lead a night of performances from Common and Andra Day.

And for those who were unable to watch the show, you’re in luck. We kept track of all the winners including Danny Glover who took home the 2018 President’s Award. Take a look at the complete list below and congratulations to all!

Naturi Naughton

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President’s Award
WINNER: Danny Glover
Chairman’s Award
WINNER: William Lucy

Entertainer of the Year
WINNER: Ava DuVernay

Bruno Mars
Chadwick Boseman
Chance the Rapper
Issa Rae
Jay-Z

Recording: 

Outstanding New Artist
Demetria McKinney – “Officially Yours” (eOne Music)
Kevin Ross – “The Awakening” (Motown/Capitol Records)
Khalid – “American Teen” (RCA Records/Right Hand Music Group)
WINNER: SZA – “Ctrl” (RCA Records/Top Dawg Entertainment)
Vic Mensa – “The Autobiography” (Roc Nation/Capitol Records)

Outstanding Male Artist
Brian McKnight – Genesis (SoNo Recording Group)
WINNER: Bruno Mars – Versace On the Floor (Atlantic Records)
Charlie Wilson – In It to Win It (RCA Records/P Music Group)
JAY-Z – 4:44 (Roc Nation)
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)

Outstanding Female Artist
Andra Day – Stand Up For Something (Warner Bros. Records)
Beyoncé – Die With You (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)
Ledisi – Let Love Rule (Verve Label Group)
WINNER: Mary J. Blige – Strength of a Woman (Capitol Records)
SZA – Ctrl (RCA Records/Top Dawg Entertainment)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
Andra Day feat. Common – “Stand Up For Something” (Warner Bros. Records)
Charlie Wilson feat. T.I. – “I’m Blessed” (RCA Records/P Music Group)
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna – “LOYALTY.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
Mary J. Blige feat. Kanye West – “Love Yourself” (Capitol Records)
SZA feat. Travis Scott – “Love Galore” (RCA Records/Top Dawg Entertainment)

Outstanding Jazz Album
Boundless – Damien Escobar (Phoenix Lane Entertainment)
Dreams and Daggers – Cécile McLorin Salvant (Mack Avenue Records)
WINNER: Petite Afrique – Somi (Sony Music/OKeh)
Poetry In Motion – Najee (Shanachie Entertainment)
So It Is – Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Legacy Recordings)

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album (Traditional or Contemporary)
Close – Marvin Sapp (Verity Records)
Crossover Live From Music City – Travis Greene (RCA Inspiration)
WINNER: Greenleaf Soundtrack Volume 2 – Greenleaf Soundtrack (RCA Inspiration)
Heart. Passion. Pursuit. – Tasha Cobbs Leonard (Motown Gospel)
Let Them Fall In Love – CeCe Winans (Puresprings Gospel)

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album
4:44 – JAY-Z (Roc Nation)
Gods – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
High – Ledisi (Verve Label Group)
Strength of A Woman – Mary J. Blige (Capitol Records)
WINNER: That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records) 

Outstanding Song – Traditional
“High” – Ledisi (Verve Label Group)
“Honest” – MAJOR. (BOE/Empire)
“Surefire (Piano Version)” – John Legend (Columbia Records)
WINNER: “That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
“U + Me” – Mary J. Blige (Capitol Records)

Outstanding Song – Contemporary
“Gonna Be Alright” – Mali Music (RCA Records/ByStorm Entertainment)
WINNER: “HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
“Insecure” – Jazmine Sullivan X Bryson Tiller (RCA Records)
“Love Galore” – SZA feat. Travis Scott (RCA Records/Top Dawg Entertainment)
“The Story of O.J.” – JAY-Z (Roc Nation)

Outstanding Album
4:44 – JAY-Z (Roc Nation)
WINNER: DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
Genesis – Brian McKnight (SoNo Recording Group)
In It To Win It – Charlie Wilson (RCA Records/P Music Group)
Strength of A Woman – Mary J. Blige (Capitol Records)

Tracee Ellis Ross, 2018 NAACP Image Awards

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Television:Outstanding Comedy Series
Ballers (HBO)
WINNER: black-ish (ABC)
Dear White People (Netflix)
Insecure (HBO)
Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Anthony Anderson – black-ish(ABC)

Aziz Ansari – Master of None (Netflix)
Dwayne Johnson – Ballers (HBO)
Keegan-Michael Key – Friends from College(Netflix)
RonReaco Lee – Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Danielle Brooks – Orange is the New Black(Netflix)
Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO)
Loretta Devine – The Carmichael Show (NBC)
Niecy Nash – Claws (TNT)
WINNER: Tracee Ellis Ross – black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ernie Hudson – Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
WINNER: Jay Ellis – Insecure (HBO)
John David Washington – Ballers (HBO)
Omar Miller – Ballers (HBO)
Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Leslie Jones – Saturday Night Live (NBC)
WINNER: Marsai Martin – black-ish (ABC)
Tichina Arnold – Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)
Uzo Aduba – Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Yvonne Orji – Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series
Greenleaf (OWN)
WINNER: Power (Starz)
Queen Sugar (OWN)
This Is Us (NBC)
Underground (WGN America)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Kofi Siriboe – Queen Sugar (OWN)
Mike Colter – Marvel’s The Defenders (Netflix)
WINNER: Omari Hardwick – Power (Starz)
Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us (NBC)
Terrence Howard – Empire (FOX)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Jurnee Smollett-Bell – Underground (WGN America)
Kerry Washington – Scandal (ABC)
Rutina Wesley – Queen Sugar (OWN)
WINNER: Taraji P. Henson – Empire (FOX)
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Bryshere Gray – Empire (FOX)
Dondre Whitfield – Queen Sugar (OWN)
WINNER: Joe Morton – Scandal (ABC)
Jussie Smollett – Empire (FOX)
Trai Byers – Empire (FOX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Lynn Whitfield – Greenleaf (OWN)
WINNER: Naturi Naughton – Power (Starz)
Samira Wiley – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Susan Kelechi Watson – This Is Us (NBC)
Tina Lifford – Queen Sugar (OWN)

Anthony Anderson, 2018 NAACP Image Awards

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Outstanding Television Movie, Limited – Series or Dramatic Special
Flint (Lifetime)
Shots Fired (FOX)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)
WINNER: The New Edition Story (BET)
When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story (TV One)Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Bryshere Grey – The New Edition Story (BET)
WINNER: Idris Elba – Guerrilla (Showtime)
Laurence Fishburne – Madiba (BET)
Mack Wilds – Shots Fired (FOX)
Woody McClain – The New Edition Story (BET)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Jill Scott – Flint (Lifetime)
Oprah Winfrey – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)
WINNER: Queen Latifah – Flint (Lifetime)
Regina King – American Crime (ABC)
Sanaa Lathan – Shots Fired (FOX)

Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)
News One Now (TV One)
Oprah’s Master Class (OWN)
The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman (National Geographic)
Through the Fire: The Legacy of Barack Obama (BET)
WINNER: Unsung (TV One) 

Outstanding Talk Series
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Super Soul Sunday (OWN)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
WINNER: The Real (Syndicated)
The View (ABC)

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series
Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN)
Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (VH1)
Shark Tank (ABC)
WINNER: The Manns (TV One)
United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN)

Outstanding Variety or Game Show – (Series or Special)
Black Girls Rock! 2017 (BET)
Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas (Netflix)
Def Comedy Jam 25 (Netflix)
WINNER: Lip Sync Battle (Spike)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Children’s Program
WINNER: Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)

Free Rein (Netflix)
Nella the Princess Knight (Nickelodeon)
Project Mc² (Netflix)
Raven’s Home (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series)
WINNER: Caleb McLaughlin – Stranger Things (Netflix)

Ethan Hutchison – Queen Sugar (OWN)
Lonnie Chavis – This Is Us (NBC)
Marsai Martin – black-ish (ABC)
Michael Rainey – Power (Starz)

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Fredricka Whitfield – Fredricka Whitfield (CNN)
Morgan Freeman – The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman (National Geographic)
Neil deGrasse Tyson – StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson (National Geographic)
WINNER: Roland Martin – News One Now (TV One)
Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Alfonso Ribeiro – America’s Funniest Home Video (ABC)
Iyanla Vanzant – Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN)
Michael Smith and Jemele Hill – SC6 with Michael and Jemele (ESPN)
WINNER: LL Cool J – Lip Sync Battle (Spike)
W. Kamau Bell – United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN)

Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip

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Motion Picture: Outstanding Motion Picture
Detroit (Annapurna Pictures)
Get Out (Universal Pictures)
WINNER: Girls Trip (Universal Pictures)
Marshall (Open Road Films)
Roman J. Israel, Esq. (Sony Pictures Entertainment)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Algee Smith – Detroit (Annapurna Pictures)
Chadwick Boseman – Marshall (Open Road Films)
WINNER: Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Denzel Washington – Roman J. Israel, Esq. (Columbia Pictures)
Idris Elba – The Mountain Between Us (20th Century Fox)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Amandla Stenberg – Everything, Everything (Warner Bros. Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)
Danai Gurira – All Eyez on Me (Summit Entertainment)
Halle Berry – Kidnap (Aviron Pictures)
Natalie Paul – Crown Heights (Amazon Studios)
WINNER: Octavia Spencer – Gifted (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
WINNER: Idris Elba – THOR: Ragnarok (Marvel Studios)

Laurence Fishburne – Last Flag Flying (Amazon Studios)
Lil Rel Howery – Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Nnamdi Asomugha – Crown Heights (Amazon Studios)
Sterling K. Brown – Marshall (Open Road Films)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Audra McDonald – Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures)
Keesha Sharp – Marshall (Open Road Films)
Regina Hall – Girls Trip (Universal Pictures)
Tessa Thompson – THOR: Ragnarok (Marvel Studios)
WINNER: Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
WINNER: Detroit (Annapurna Pictures)
Last Flag Flying (Amazon Studios)
Mudbound (Netflix)
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (Annapurna Pictures)
Wind River (Acacia Filmed Entertainment)

Documentary

Outstanding Documentary (Film)
I Called Him Morgan (Submarine Deluxe/Filmrise)
WINNER: STEP (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (Firelight Films)
The Rape of Recy Taylor (Augusta Films)
Whose Streets? (Magnolia Pictures)

Outstanding Documentary (Television)
Birth of a Movement (PBS)
Black Love (OWN)
WINNER: The 44th President: In His Own Words (History)
The Defiant Ones (HBO)
What the Health (AUM Films and Media + First Spark Media)

Writing:Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Aziz Ansari – Master of None
WINNER: Janine Barrois – Claws
Justin Simien – Dear White People
Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO)
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
Anthony Sparks – Queen Sugar
Ava DuVernay – Queen Sugar
Erica Anderson – Greenleaf
WINNER: Gina Prince-Bythewood – Shots Fired
Vera Herbert – This Is Us

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special
WINNER: Abdul Williams – The New Edition Story – Night Two (BET)

Alison McDonald – An American Girl Story: Summer Camp, Friends for Life (Amazon)
Cas Sigers-Beedles – When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story (TV One)
May Chan – An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance (Amazon)
Peter Landesman, Alexander Woo, George C. Wolfe – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture
Dee Rees, Virgil Williams – Mudbound (Netflix)
Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani – The Big Sick (Amazon Studios)
WINNER: Jordan Peele – Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Kenya Barris, Tracy Oliver – Girls Trip (Universal Pictures)
Mark Boal – Detroit (Annapurna Pictures)

Directing: 

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Anton Cropper – black-ish (ABC)

Barry Jenkins – Dear White People (Netflix)
Justin Simien – Dear White People (Netflix)
Spike Lee – She’s Gotta Have It (Netflix)
Ken Whittingham – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
WINNER: Carl Franklin – 13 Reasons Why (Netflix)

Ernest R. Dickerson – The Deuce (HBO)
Gina Prince-Bythewood – Shots Fired (FOX)
Jeffrey Byrd – Switched at Birth (Freeform)
Jonathan Demme – Shots Fired (FOX)

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special
WINNER: Allen Hughes – The Defiant Ones (HBO)

Chris Robinson – The New Edition Story – Night 1 (BET)
Codie Elaine Oliver – Black Love (OWN)
Kevin Hooks – Madiba – Night 2 (BET)
Mark Ford – Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. (A&E)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture
Dee Rees – Mudbound (Netflix)
WINNER: Jordan Peele – Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Malcolm D. Lee – Girls Trip (Universal Pictures)
Reginald Hudlin – Marshall (Open Road Films)
Stella Meghie – Everything, Everything (Warner Bros. Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)

Animated/CGI:

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
David Oyelowo – The Lion Guard (Disney Junior)
Kerry Washington – Cars 3 (Disney/Pixar)
Loretta Devine – Doc McStuffins (Disney Channel)
WINNER: Tiffany Haddish – Legends of Chamberlain Heights (Comedy Central)
Yvette Nicole Brown – Elena of Avalor (Disney Junior)

 

The 2018 NAACP Image Awards airs Monday night at 9 p.m. on TV One. Many winners were announced at a non-televised gala dinner celebration that took place Sunday night.

New Music Report – New Releases Week of January 15th

Written By | Nicole Mastrogiannis, James Dinh & Isha Thorpe

Happy Monday! Kickstart your week (and 2018) ahead by checking out all of the new music that has just been released that you need to be listening to. From new albums from Camila Cabello and BØRNS, to new songs from Troye Sivan and Black Eyed Peas, to new collaborations from Carrie Underwood & Ludacris and Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop, take a look at this week’s New Releases.

Camila Cabello – Camila

Almost a year after her departure from Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello has made the full circle transition to a solo pop star with the release of her self-titled debut album, Camila. Fueled by the release of her smash single, “Havana,” the short and sweet set clocks in at just 11 tracks and hears the starlet spreading her wings without her former singing sisters. Full of mid-tempo cuts, the collection hears Cabello singing a happier tune than what was initially set to be the direction for her debut. Despite not having the creative control that she wanted as a bandmate in 5H, the singer was able to explore her voice and vulnerability in ways that is brand-new for her artistry. See: “Havana” and “Into It”

Troye Sivan – “My My My!”

After doing his fair share of teasing, Troye Sivan‘s new single, “My My My!” and its accompanying music video has been released, and the comeback track serves as the pop star’s new declaration of love and freedom. Produced by Ozgo (Britney SpearsTaylor Swift), “My My My” is a dance cut that is intended to keep you on your feet with consistent synth, heavy vocoder effects on the chorus, and most importantly, the essence of free-spirited romance. It was written by Ozgo, Leland, James Alan Ghaleb and Sivan himself. “Oh my, my, my!/ I die every night with you/ Oh my, my, my!/ Living for your every move,” he sings on the chorus. In a press release for the single, the YouTuber-turned-chart-topper revealed the track is meant to help you move the way your body wants you to move. “‘My My My!’ is a song of liberation, freedom and love,” the 22-year-old said. “Throw all inhibition to the wind, be present in your body, love wholeheartedly, move the way you’ve always wanted to, and dance the way you feel- hopefully to this song!”

Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop – “Capital Letters”

BloodPop continues on with his pop takeover and a new contribution to the soundtrack to the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack, and it features Hailee Steinfeld. After the release of Rita Ora and Liam Payne surprising “Your Song,” “For You” keeps the urge for romance high as the pop star delivers a number meant for the dark clubs. Combining the pulsating bass and Seinfeld’s glistening vocal performance is pleasant and perfectly suited for this kind of franchise. “For worse or for better, gonna give it to you in capital letters,” she coos. Fifty Shades Freed hits theaters nationwide on February 9.

Marshmello x Lil Peep – “Spotlight”

Lil Peep still lives on in his new collaboration with Marshmello called “Spotlight,” which dropped last Friday, and hears the talents combining forces for a track about enduring heartbreak. Even though the released version isn’t the final product of the late rapper’s contribution to the team-up, the EDM heavyweight has released it anyways with the intention of keeping the MC’s legacy alive for his family and friends. It feels like heartbreak from beginning to end. “Peep brought an excitement to music that was unparalleled to anybody I’ve ever met,” Marshmello said in a statement. “We started an idea together, that unfortunately we were never able to officially finish together. When I listen to this track now I get chills wishing he could hear it. This record is dedicated to Peep’s mother, family, friends and his fans. [Peep] will live forever through his music and that is something we should all be extremely thankful for.” In addition to the release of the song, Peep’s mother, Liza Womack, unveiled an excerpt of a 2013 high school essay written by the rapper. “In my life I find [cultural resistance] very important and vital to me growing as a person, because my art will always grow with me. If someone were to limit the growth of my art and ideas, I wouldn’t be able to express who I am the way I want to,” he wrote.

Eminem featuring 2 Chainz & Phresher – “Chloraseptic (Remix)”

Eminem has released his “Chloraseptic (Remix)” featuring 2 Chainz and Phresher. Minutes into the new version of Em’s REVIVAL track, many fans started speculating if his bars were aimed at anyone specific…like Joe Budden. When Em’s latest album was released, Budden was one of the first people to proudly say that he didn’t like it. The former “Everyday Struggle” co-host even called it wack. Not only did Budden say that on his podcast, but he also repeatedly said it on REVOLT TV’s “This Year Was Dope/Trash.” The interesting thing about this is that Budden signed to Em’s Shady Records imprint in 2011. So, it was surprising for Budden to diss someone who was so close to him and who did so much for him. On Twitter, D12 bandmate Bizarre later confirmed that Slim Shady was, indeed, talking to the controversial hip hop figure for dissing his latest project. And believe us when we tell you, Em didn’t bite his tongue. Not once.

Carrie Underwood featuring Ludacris – “The Champion”

Finally! Some new Carrie Underwood music! Carrie’s new material comes in the form of an inspiring song called “The Champion,” for NBC’S upcoming Super Bowl LII show open (as well as included in the network’s 2018 Olympic Winter Games coverage), and it features rapper Ludacris. “The Champion” features motiving lyrics as Carrie sings in the chorus, “I am invincible, unbreakable/Unstoppable, unshakeable/They knock me down, I get up again/I am the champion, you’re gon’ know my name/You can’t hurt me now, I can’t feel the pain/I was made for this, yeah, I was born to win/I am the champion.”

In a press release, Carrie explains of the song, “When we were writing ‘The Champion,’ our main focus was to celebrate athletes at the top of their game, but we also wanted the song to resonate with people in their everyday lives. We hope the lyrics will inspire people to push themselves beyond their limits to conquer anything they are trying to accomplish or overcome. There’s a champion in every single one of us!”

Jay Rock featuring Kendrick Lamar, James Blake & Future – “King’s Dead”

DAMN. This new Black Panther soundtrack already sounds like FIRE. Being curated and executive produced by the one and only Kendrick Lamar, we’ve already heard the rapper’s track with SZA called “All The Stars” and a snippet of Lamar and Vince Staples’s track. Now, we have Jay Rock’s “King’s Dead.” As soon as you hear the beat on this, you’ll instantly know that the track is nassttyyy. It definitely fits the Black Panther movie with its gritty production and its hot bars from Lamar, James Blake and Future. This combination makes “King’s Dead” one of the meanest tracks we’ve heard in the New Year, thus far.

Jack White – “Connected By Love”

Jack White fans have been anxiously awaiting for the musician to release his third full-length solo album, and they are now one step closer. White has released a brand new single called “Connected By Love,” and it’s the first taste of his new record BOARDING HOUSE REACH, along with another newly released track called “Respect Commander.” Jack’s new single is explanatory as he sings about the fact that in some way, despite the many differences between everyone in the world, we are all “Connected by Love.” In the chorus, he sings, “‘Cause I know we’re connected by love/Yes, I know we’re connected, connected, connected by love/Yeah, I wanna be directed by your love/Connected by love.” Read more about “Connected By Love” HERE.

Black Eyed Peas – “STREET LIVIN'”

It’s been eight years since Black Eyed Peas released a body of work. The group has had massive success in pop music, over the years, but things are now being switched up, since Fergie is no longer in the group. Black Eyed Peas just released a new video for their track “STREET LIVIN'” and it’s very socially conscious. The visual takes aim at the prison system complex, police brutality, and racism, as it shows photos of historical moments such as Dr. Martin Luther King kneeling during a protest and more. This new track and video is definitely needed now. Respect to the group for recognizing this and using their voice to speak about something more than just catchy, pop music ideas. Speaking for social change, that’s real hip hop.

Fall Out Boy – “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)”

Fall Out Boy‘s seventh studio album M A N I A is finally almost here, and a week before its official release, the guys have shared a new song from the record called “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes).” And along with the track is a funny infomercial style music video, selling things like “holy miracle water,” “crap in a bottle,” a throwback outfit of Pete Wentz’s, and even the dancing llamas that keep popping up in all of the band’s M A N I A visuals. The song itself combines the electronic elements that Fall Out Boy has been experimenting with on this new album, with their pop/rock sound.

Carnage featuring Mac Miller & MadeinTYO – “Learn How To Watch”

Carnage previously dropped joint projects with Young Thug and G-Eazy. Now, he’s giving us some more heat with his new track “Learn How To Watch” featuring Mac Miller and MadeinTYO. Miller spits on the beat: “I’m a beast, I’m a dog, I’m a canine / See the way I make her go down like a bass line/ Back when I was just a youngin’, didn’t have me nothin’ / Always up to somethin’ / Started gettin’ money / Now I’m off and runnin’.” Along with his usual “ooh” and “skrt skrt” adlibs, Tokyo adds, “Stack up my guap / Weight in the pot/ Rubbin’ the spot / Learn how to watch.”

Enrique Iglesias featuring Bad Bunny – “EL BAÑO”

New year, new music from Enrique Iglesias … and it’s steamy. Enrique’s new single is called “EL BAÑO,”which translates to “the bathroom” or “the bathtub.” See what we mean when we say steamy? No? Well, then take a look at the music video. It involves a gorgeous model, Enrique, a bathtub, and a lot of skin … if you catch our drift. “EL BAÑO” also features Latin recording artist Bad Bunny, who was recently just nominated for an iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Latin Artist.

BØRNS – Blue Madonna

BØRNS‘ sophomore album, Blue Madonna, is out and the collection sees the 26-year-old alt pop singer combining forces with Lana Del Rey on a set that hears him making his way through the stages of a breakup. Needless to say, it can be a heavy listen. Produced entirely by Tommy English, who worked with the singer on his debut album, the 12-song collection begins with his recently-released LDR collab, “God Save Our Young Blood” and sifts through topics like trajectory of heartbreak, sleepless nights and those feelings when all isn’t mutual. See: “God Save Our Young Blood” and “Supernatural.”

Ansel Elgort – “Supernova”

Following the success of Baby DriverAnsel Elgort is back in the music game with a brand new single called “Supernova,” along with its accompanying music video, directed by award-winning director Colin Tilley (Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar). Over a trap beat, Ansel sings in the chorus, “I met you in California/You told me you loved him in Georgia/Your heart’s in the ground frozen over/My heart’s in the sky supernova.” In a statement, Ansel said of the song:

“With ‘Supernova’ I made something that I knew I’d want to hear. Finally for the first time with my music it really feels like it’s really coming from me. I was able to let my subconscious take over and never second-guess any artistic impulse while writing. I wrote this song behind the mic in the booth in the same session Scott Storch and Angel Lopez laid down the production. We were able to vibe off each other while Scott, Angel and I continued to tweak the production during the singing and writing process. Mostly this song was done in one session. I’m especially excited about my music project at this moment. Can’t wait to share more of the new stuff.”

Noah Kahan & Julia Michaels – “Hurt Somebody”

Noah Kahan has returned with another version of “Hurt Somebody” and the duet rendition features Julia Michaels. After Matoma‘s reimagining of the cut, Kahan’s duet explores the layers of vulnerable love. “Taking it slowly, I’m afraid to be lonely/ Nobody told me, it’s harder than I thought to tell the truth,” he sings on the cut. “Unbelievably excited and honored to have the incredible Julia Michaels on this song with me. She is high among the greatest songwriters working and one of the best artists around. To have her on this song is a privilege, she brought this track to the next level, and I hope you love it as much as I do,” Kahan wrote on Facebook.

Dan + Shay – “Tequila”

Country duo Dan + Shay have such a way with words. Their 2016 single “From The Ground Up” melted hearts across the country, and this year they’ve managed to work their magic again on a song called “Tequila,” and it’s not the drinking song that you might imagine. The duo took the idea that people can have certain memories that are linked to certain things, like tequila. So when you smell tequila or taste tequila, you’re brought right back to that memory, and in this case it’s a former relationship. Genius.

In the song, the guys sing, “But when I taste tequila, baby I still see ya/Cutting up the floor in a sorority T-Shirt/The same one you wore when we were/Sky high in Colorado, your lips pressed against the bottle/Swearing on a Bible, baby, I’d never leave ya/I remember how bad I need ya, when I taste tequila.”

Hunter Hayes – “This Girl”

Prepare your cold, icy heart to melt, because Hunter Hayes‘s new song “This Girl” will do exactly that. “This Girl” was co-written by Hunter, Jordan Schmidt, Andy Albert and Jessie Jo Dillon, and is about the love of your life (in this case, it’s Hunter’s longtime girlfriend makeup artist Libby Barnes). The chorus is full of sweet lyrics like, “How lucky am I that I get to love this girl?/I get to see that side of her that no one knows but me/She’s a one of a kind/It’s a one and a million chance that I would find her hand in mine/It’s crazy I’m the lucky guy, the guy that gets to love this girl.”

In a press release, Hunter said of the song, “‘This Girl’ was such a fun song to write. Musically, going back to the roots of stuff I grew up listening to, and, lyrically, highlighting that side of someone that you only get to see when you’ve known each other for a while and how special those moments can be.”

Katie Couric Talks Matt Lauer Misconduct: ‘Very Painful for Me’

Katie Couric opened up for the first time on her former ‘Today’ co-host Matt Lauer’s sexual misconduct in a new interview. NBC

“The accounts I’ve read and heard have been disturbing, distressing and disorienting and it’s completely unacceptable,” former ‘Today’ co-host says

Katie Couric opened up for the first time on her former Today co-host Matt Lauer’s sexual misconduct in a new interview. “The whole thing has been very painful for me,” Couric said.

 

Speaking to People, Couric said of Lauer’s behavior, “The accounts I’ve read and heard have been disturbing, distressing and disorienting and it’s completely unacceptable that any woman at the Today show experienced this kind of treatment.”

However, Couric added that she never witnessed any of Lauer’s misdeeds during her decade-long tenure alongside the Today co-anchor.

“I think I speak for many of my former colleagues when I say this was not the Matt we knew,” Couric said. “Matt was a kind and generous colleague who treated me with respect. In fact, a joke I once made on late-night television was just that, because it was completely contrary to our brother-sister relationship. It’s still very upsetting.”

Other than a comment on Instagram where Couric wrote that the Lauer allegations were “incredibly upsetting,” the People interview marked Couric’s first comments on the subject since Lauer was fired suddenly in November following a complaint of “inappropriate sexual behavior.” Further sexual misconduct allegations, levied on Lauer by former NBC employees, appeared in the New York Times.

“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I’ve caused others by words and actions,” Lauer said in an apology the following day. “To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I’m writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.”

Couric also praised how her the Today show rebounded from the Lauer firing. “I really admire the way Savannah [Guthrie] and Hoda [Kotb] and the entire Today show staff have handled a very difficult situation,” she told People.

Pink to Perform the National Anthem at 2018 Super Bowl

Written By |Elyse Dupre

Pink

Pink will kick off Super Bowl LII by performing the National Anthem. The NFL and NBC announced the news on Monday.The “Beautiful Trauma” singer teased she had some big news on Twitter last week.

“I’m really looking forward to 2018,” part of her tweet read. “I’m really excited about the Grammy’s. Tour. Some other stuff that’s a secret still and I can’t wait til it’s not a secret.”

Pink joins an impressive group of singers who have performed the National Anthem at previous Super Bowl games, including Luke BryanLady GagaIndina MenzelAlicia KeysBilly JoelDiana RossWhitney Houston, and Garth Brooks.

However, the “What About Us” singer isn’t the only celebrity set to take the Minneapolis stage this February. Justin Timberlake will perform during the halftime show. In addition, actor and director Alexandria Wailes will perform both the National Anthem and “America the Beautiful” in American Sign Language.

Pink

It looks like 2018 is already off to a great start for Pink. In addition to performing at the Super Bowl, the “Just Like Fire” star is set to sing at the Grammys and tour across North America.Still, 2017 will be tough to beat. After all, 2017 was the year she received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award(and gave an inspiring speech), released her album and gave an incredible performance at the American Music Awards.

 

So, Raise Your Glass to Pink for another incredible year.

 

Sources: Oprah Winfrey ‘actively thinking’ about running for president

Oprah Winfrey is “actively thinking” about running for president, two of her close friends told CNN Monday.

The two friends, who requested anonymity in order to speak freely, talked in the wake of Winfrey’s extraordinary speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night, which spurred chatter about a 2020 run.

Some of Winfrey’s confidants have been privately urging her to run, the sources said.

One of the sources said these conversations date back several months. The person emphasized that Winfrey has not made up her mind about running.

A representative for Winfrey did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Democratic race for president won’t officially begin until after the 2018 midterms, but many potential candidates are already jostling for position and making trips to Iowa.

“President Winfrey” was the talk of the entertainment world after Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes. And the “Oprah for president?” possibility was a top story on morning TV.

The touchstone of her speech was the #MeToo movement. But her hopeful message — “A new day is on the horizon” — could have doubled as a campaign rallying cry.

Many liberal-leaning celebrities and viewers certainly heard it that way. And that may have been exactly what Winfrey wanted.

As some political strategists have pointed out in the past year, her fame and wealth could make her a formidable Democratic Party candidate. But insiders have their doubts too: Would Americans really choose a TV star as president twice in a row?

For now, it’s all just talk. But her fans demonstrated a lot of wishful thinking on Twitter and Facebook after her speech.

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Although Winfrey has deflected questions about a presidential run in the past, she has also acknowledged that President Trump’s election upended assumptions about how to pursue political office.

After the speech, Winfrey’s longtime partner Stedman Graham was quoted saying a run is certainly a possibility.

“It’s up to the people,” Graham told a Los Angeles Times reporter. “She would absolutely do it.”

Winfrey campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008 and endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016. During Clinton’s campaign, she discussed the prospect of a female president and said “America, it’s about time that we made that decision.”

She said it would be a “seminal moment for women.” But the moment has yet to happen — which is one of the reasons Sunday’s speech stirred so much attention.

Winfrey has deep pockets, an even deeper well of charisma, and instant name recognition, thanks to decades on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

Reese Witherspoon alluded to her friend’s superstar status while introducing her at the Globes: “There’s only one person whose name is a verb, an adjective, and a feeling. And that is Oprah.”

What she lacks is political experience.

In an interview with Winfrey on Bloomberg last March, interviewer David Rubenstein broached the possibility, saying “It’s clear you don’t need government experience to be elected president of the United States.”

She indicated that the same thought had crossed her mind after Trump’s election: “I thought, ‘Oh gee, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough.’ And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh. Oh!'”

Winfrey laughed while the studio audience applauded.

More recently, when her best friend Gayle King brought up the idea on “CBS This Morning,” Winfrey shot it down: “There will be no running for office of any kind for me.”

Right now Winfrey has multiple jobs: She’s the CEO of the cable channel OWN, a “special correspondent” for the CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” and an investor in companies like Weight Watchers.

She recently sold part of her stake in OWN but renewed her contract to remain CEO through 2025.

Her role at CBS News would conflict with any serious exploration of a presidential run.

Winfrey’s next role is in Ava DuVernay’s movie “A Wrinkle in Time,” which comes out in April.

The political back-and-forth has already begun. On Sunday night Winfrey’s detractors immediately began circulating an old photo of Winfrey with Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced movie mogul who has become the symbol of Hollywood rot.

But her fans portrayed her as the perfect anti-Trump candidate — that is, if she’s willing to run. Videos and transcripts of the speech were widely shared on social media on Monday morning.

The Washington Post quoted Meryl Streep saying that Winfrey “launched a rocket” with the speech.

“I want her to run for president,” Streep told The Post. “I don’t think she had any intention [of declaring]. But now she doesn’t have a choice.”

Earlier in the evening, Globes host Seth Meyers actually teed up the speculation.

“Oprah,” Meyers said, looking out at her in the audience, “in 2011, I told some jokes about our current president at the White House Correspondents Dinner — jokes about how he was unqualified to be president — and some have said that night convinced him to run. So if that’s true, I just want to say: Oprah, you will never be president! You do not have what it takes!”

The laughs and cheers from the crowd made it clear: Winfrey would have a lot of supporters in the entertainment industry.

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