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OPRAH WINFREY SAYS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT WOULD ‘KILL HER’

Fans cannot let go of their hope that one day soon, Oprah Winfrey will announce she is running for president.

Speculation went into overdrive after she gave a stirring speech predicting "a new day is on the horizon" while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards in January.

But the lifestyle maven yet again rained on their parade, telling British Vogue that it will never happen.

"In that political structure -- all the non-truths, the bullsh*t, the crap, the nastiness, the backhanded backroom stuff that goes on -- I feel like I could not exist," Winfrey told British Vogue in a cover interview for the magazine’s August issue. "I would not be able to do it. It's not a clean business. It would kill me."

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Winfrey also took the opportunity to share her hopes for a brighter future ahead, thanks to the #MeToo Movement.

"People talk about 'these are such dark times', but what if we shift the paradigm? Because I see it differently," she told British Vogue. "I see, 'Isn't this remarkable that we're waking up?' For years, women have endured craziness. This is what's happening to people. They're allowing themselves to not just become corroded, but to become hysterical. You've got to lean to the happiness."

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Winfrey also discussed her flash of insecurity before attending Meghan Markle’s May 19thnuptials to Prince Harry.

She realized the Stella McCartney dress she’d ordered looked white in pictures. (It was cream). "I Googled, ‘Can you wear white to a wedding? Answer: ‘No, don’t risk it,'" the 64-year-old media mogul told the magazine. McCartney then worked "round the clock" to remake the dress so it would be the more socially acceptable pink.

The full interview will appear in British Vogue’s print edition, which hits stands July 6th.

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AMBER HEARD GETS DRAGGED FOR RACIALLY-CHARGED TWEET ABOUT ICE

Amber Heard hit up Twitter early Tuesday, writing, "Just heard there's an ICE checkpoint in Hollywood, a few blocks from where I live. Everyone better give their housekeepers, nannies and landscapers a ride home tonight."

Her message was not well-received. One person responded, "I can see where you were going but somewhere along the way you took a wrong turn. Delete this sis." Others instructed her to "get woke," or mocked her "white liberal guilt."

She then fired off another tweet, writing, "Checkpoints on your home streets.... Is this the 'great' America we’re aiming for? Raids, fences and police-state like checkpoints don’t feel like the ‘land of the free’ our immigrant ancestors built."

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INDUSTRY NEWS

TRAILER FOR JULIET, NAKED DROPS: A humble, cardigan-clad Annie (Rose Byrne) is in the throes of an email romance with Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke), an early-90s rocker. The prob: Annie heard about him through her ex Duncan (Chris O’Dowd), his biggest fan. The film drops August 17thand is based on the Nick Hornby novel of the same name.

SAOIRSE RONAN & TIMOTHEE CHALAMET IN TALKS TO STAR IN LITTLE WOMEN: Greta Gerwig is compiling an all-star cast for her adaptation of Little Women after garnering much acclaim for directorial debut, Lady Bird. Currently, Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Florence Pugh and Emma Stone are in talks to star. The adaptation of Mary Louise Alcott’s classic novel follows teen sisters Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg and their mother in Civil War-era Massachusetts. Streep would play the matriarch, Ronan would play Jo, Stone would play Meg. Chalamet would play Laurie Laurence, Jo’s love interest.

RON PERLMAN-PRODUCED TO DUST SNAGGED: Good Deed Entertainment has nabbed To Dust, a dark comedy from producer Ron Perlman and director Shawn Snyder. Hungarian actor Geza Rohrig (Son of Saul) and Matthew Broderick play unlikely friends who embark on a dark journey to learn about death. The film follows a Hasidic cantor in upstate New York (Rohrig) who befriends a biology professor (Broderick).

MOVIEPASS SELLING HATS & HOODIES: In a bid to drum up a healthy bottom line, MoviePass is now selling merchandise. The viability of the subscription movie ticketing service has long been in question, and industry observers are greeting this latest development with derision. MoviePass seems to be in on the joke, offering up pun-packed items like a "Hat Damon" for $15.99 along with Marvel-approved Black Panther gear. Everything is more expensive than the service itself, which gives 3 million users access to movies for $10 per month.

GEN-Z STUDIO BRAT BRINGS BOSS CHEER TO SNAPCHAT: Brat is bringing a comedy focused on the world of competitive cheerleading to Snapchat. This will be the digital studio’s first foray onto the platform. Boss Cheer launches Sunday, July 15thand can be found on the platform’s Discover page. Teen influencers Tessa Brooks and Tristan Tales star as the team's coaches.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

FRAN DRESCHER SAYS POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS AFFECTED HER TV WEIGHT: Fran Drescher, star of ‘90s sitcom 'The Nanny,' said she hadn’t processed being raped at gunpoint in 1985. Page Six reports that she had lost over 30 pounds in the five seasons the show ran. She often modeled coveted designer dresses while on the show.

SEAN SPICER TO SHOOT TALK SHOW PILOT: Former Trump White House press secretary Sean Spicer is preparing to shoot a pilot for a talk show with Debmar-Mercury, although, no network is attached to the project. According to The New York Times, The show will be called, Sean Spicer’s Common Ground, and it will be based around Spicer interviewing interesting public figures.

NICK LOEB MOVES TO LOUISIANA FOR SOFIA VERGARA EMBRYO BATTLE: Nick Loeb filed a new lawsuit against former fiancée Sofia Vergara in Louisiana in March to gain custody of their frozen embryos. Now, Page Six is reporting that Loeb has moved to Louisiana in hopes of improving his chances of winning the case. The Modern Family star is currently married to actor Joe Manganiello.

T.I. MIGHT JOIN EDDIE MURPHY IN NETFLIX’S ‘DOLEMITE IS MY NAME!’: Rapper-turned-actor T.I. (aka Clifford Harris) is in talks to join Eddie Murphy in the upcoming Netflix movie Dolemite Is My Name! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the biopic about comedian and film producer Rudy Ray Moore will also include Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson and Tituss Burgess.

GEORGE LOPEZ SELLING ‘KEEP THE KIDS, DEPORT THE RACIST’ JACKET FOR CHARITY: Taking the cue from Melania Trump’s fashion choice on her way to visit children at the border camps, comedian George Lopez and D.L. Hughley wore jackets this weekend that read on the back, "Keep the Kids Deport the Racist" and "Fo Real Tho!" According to TMZ, the online response was so big, Lopez is now working with Inland store in Venice, CA, to sell jackets and t-shirts online. Proceeds will go to fund efforts at the border to reunite parents and their kids.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

'PAWN STARS' PATRIACH DEAD AT AGE 77: Richard Harrison, known to "Pawn Stars" fans as "The Old Man," died Monday morning (June 25th) after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. His son, Rick Harrison, who costarred with him on the History Channel show, announced on Instagram that his father died at age 77, "surrounded by the ones he loved."

MOVIE ACADEMY FURTHER DIVERSIFIES, ISSUES 928 MORE INVITATIONS: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued 928 invitations to new members, the company announced Monday (June 25). Deadline reports some of the newly invited members include Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Dave Chappelle (Chapelle’s Show), Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) and Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out).

‘DEADPOOL 2’ BECOMES THIRD-BIGGEST R-RATED MOVIE: Deadpool 2 eclipsed the $700-million mark worldwide this weekend, which makes it the No. 3 R-Rated movie of all time, behind Deadpool and The Matrix Reloaded. The Ryan Reynolds-starring vehicle also became Fox International’s biggest opening of all time, with $176.31 million in 71 markets, beating previous record holder X-Men: Days of Future Past.

MTV RESUMES PRODUCTION ON ‘CATFISH,’ AFTER CALLING CLAIMS OF NEV SCHULMAN’S SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ‘NOT CREDIBLE’: Catfish will resume production following sexual misconduct claims. People reports that after one month, MTV decided the claims against the show's executive producer Nev Schulman were without merit.

RUSSELL CROWE TAPPED TO PLAY ROGER AILES IN NEW SHOWTIME LIMITED SERIES: Academy Award winner Russell Crowe will take on the role of disgraced Fox News founder Roger Ailes. TVLine reports that the limited-run series will run for eight episodes on Showtime.

YOUTUBE ORDERS 10-EPISODE DARK COMEDY SERIES STARRING KIRSTEN DUNST: YouTube finalized a deal for a 10-episode series starring (and executive produced by) Kirsten Dunst, called On Becoming A God In Central Florida. According to Deadline, The dark comedy series will stream on YouTube Premium in 2019, and it centers around a water-park employee who begins an ascent up a multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

BACHELOR IN PARADISE PREMIERE DATE REVEALED: Bachelor in Paradise is almost here. ABC announced the premiere date for season five Wednesday. Another season of drama, romance, therapy sessions and wine will arrive Tuesday, August 7that 8 p.m., the day after the finale of Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette lands. After its premiere, ABC will air BIP episodes on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. The cast will be announced soon.

ABC ORDERS LOST-ESQUE REALITY SHOW: ABC is going to offer audiences its own spin on CBSSurvivor with a show featuring contestants on islets in the South Pacific, with snippets of their real life back home. Dubbed Castaways, it will separate its cast on different islets. Contestants will soon learn there are others out there, but won't know just how many. The show will also simulate disaster scenarios, featuring abandoned structures and scarce resources. TBD if there is any prize component to the fun. Castaways premieres August 7th

BILLIONAIRE BOYS GETS RELEASE DATE: Billionaire Boys Club, starring disgraced actor Kevin Spacey, will get a limited release in theaters on August 17th, testing the limits of audience appetite for watching films starring people accused of sexual misconduct. After Spacey was accused of assault by multiple men, the film was temporarily shelved. Spacey was fired from Netflix's House of Cards and All the Money in the World, but the honchos behind Billionaire Boys decided to move forward. Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton star in Billionaire Boys. Vertical is distributing.

AMC LAUNCHING MOVIE-PASS LIKE SERVICE: The largest theater chain in the U.S., AMC, is offering a subscription service a la MoviePass. It’s more expensive at $19.95 per month, but has fewer restrictions. Dubbed AMC Subs A-List, it will roll out starting June 26th. The service will allow members to watch multiple movies a day and allow repeat viewings.

KEVIN JONAS TEASES THIRD R-RATED CAMP ROCK MOVIE: Camp Rock premiered a decade ago Wednesday, and at the anniversary event, Kevin Jonas told E! the milestone was "crazy" and hinted that a third movie may be headed our way. "We talked about it for a minute," he said, referencing conversations he had with his fellow Jonas Brothers. "Doing something ridiculous like an R-rate version now in our life, like a going back to camp kind of thing." Brother Joe previously said he’d be on board.

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