Oprah was profiled in this month’s issue of WSJ Magazine, and beyond the writer’s overwhelmingly enthusiastic tone (just look at the cover), the piece includes several quotes from her friends and Wrinkle In Time creative partners Reese Witherspoon and Ava Duvernay. Even pollster Frank Luntz, her new colleague at 60 Minutes, joins in! The consensus? She’s good.
Reese, on Oprah’s power as a listener:
It’s her superpower.
Duvernay, on Oprah’s power as a listener:
She really listens, and she is genuinely interested at a time when the great majority of our politicians have stopped listening to their constituents.
Luntz, on Oprah’s power as a healer:
I see her as the antidote for what ails this country
Duvernay, on Oprah’s parties:
From the moment you arrive, you feel her touch everywhere—from what the man who parks your car is wearing to the position of the plate. Her heart is in the details, her love of every little piece of a thing. You also experience that with her as a friend. She’s so good at tracking what is really going on in your life.
Reese, on Oprah’s relatability:
We had at least four hours doing hair and makeup every day, and Oprah could have had her own trailer, but she decided she wanted to do it with Mindy [Kaling] and myself. She really is like your best friend. She’s relatable, she loves to have a good time, she loves to drink a margarita.
Oprah, on Oprah:
“I am probably one of the most content, peaceful people you will ever meet.”
Read more about Oprah’s incredible life (including her “hundreds” of avocado trees) here.
And now let’s travel to the other end of the spectrum and talk about some bad things: Richard Dreyfuss has been accused of groping two fans backstage at a Broadway production of Sly Fox in 2004.
“The first thing he did was give me a hug, and he stuck his hand almost in the crack of my butt,” one of the accusers said. “He didn’t even give me any warning.” Writes The Daily Beast:
[He allegedly] grabbed her “by the boob” and “right above my private area.” The second woman, Susan, said Dreyfuss kissed her on the cheek “without permission” in the “creepy, weird, and awkward” meeting.
This is what Gisele Bündchen told her children when their daddy Tom Brady lost the Super Bowl to the Eagles.
“Just this time. Daddy won five times. They never won before. Their whole life, they never won a Super Bowl. You have to let someone else win sometimes. Sometimes you have to let other people win. We have to share. Sharing is caring.”
- “[Justin Timberlake] was 100 percent ready to use the hologram but nixed it due to backlash from social media and Prince fans. That’s why he had that sheet up like in your mama’s backyard.” [Page Six]
- Duchess Kate wears coats indoors because it’s “unladylike” to remove a layer “in public.” [Celebitchy]
- ONTD threads about new Iggy Azalea songs are some of the shadiest places on the internet. [ONTD]
- Here’s Robert Pattinson running on the beach. [People]
- Shawn Mendes performed at a $5 million Bat Mitzvah. [TMZ]