Oprah for president? Winfrey rethinks a run after Trump win
Oprah 2020? You can thank David Rubenstein for raising the question that we all want the answer to.
In the season 2 premiere of Bloomberg Television’s “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations,” the financier and philanthropist said to Oprah Winfrey that, given her popularity and given that there’s still a glass ceiling for the country’s highest office, she could run — and she could win.
The question, which drew applause from the audience, gave media mogul Winfrey pause.
“I never considered the question even a possibility,” she replied a moment later. “I just thought, ‘Oh. Oh.’ ”
The two then allude to President Donald Trump, who never held public office prior to his election.
Rubenstein: “It’s clear that you don’t need government experience to be elected president of the United States.”
“That’s what I thought,” Winfrey said. “I thought, ‘Oh gee, I don’t have the experience. I don’t know enough.’ And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh.’ ”
2 accountants banned from Oscars
The president of the film academy says the two accountants responsible for the best-picture flub at Sunday’s Academy Awards will never return to the Oscar show.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs tells the Associated Press that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ relationship with PwC, the accounting firm responsible for the integrity of the awards, remains under review.
PwC accountants Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz were responsible for the winners’ envelopes at Sunday’s Oscar show. Cullinan tweeted a photo of Emma Stone from backstage minutes before handing presenters Warren Beatty and FayeDunaway the wrong envelope for best picture. Boone Isaacs said Cullinan’s distraction caused the error.
The academy also apologized to the Australian movie producer it incorrectly showed during the Oscars in memoriam…