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Oprah Winfrey is queen … bow down, bishes. After decades in the entertainment industry, Lady O is still the most influential African-American in La La Land, this according to The Hollywood Reporter Most Powerful People In Entertainment list.

THR revealed their list on Wednesday and out of the 100 people who made it, only 13 were Black. Winfrey, who ranked No. 9 on the coveted list, solidified her spot due to the boost OWN has received this past year (thanks to Greenleaf and Queen Sugar).

Aside from Oprah, several other notable people of color were named, such as comedian Kevin Hart, TGIT front-woman Shonda Rhimes, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, and rounding out the list at the No. 100 spot, Atlanta star Donald Clover.

See where all 13 of our folks landed on the list below. Also, click here for the full rundown.

No. 9 Oprah Winfrey – CEO, OWN

No. 34 Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – Actor/Producer

No. 37 Shonda Rhimes – Writer/Executive Producer

No. 55 Channing Dungey – President, ABC Entertainment

No. 67 Tyler Perry – Actor/Producer; CEO, Tyler Perry Studios

No. 70 Ava DuVernay – Director/Producer

No. 73 Denzel Washington – Actor/Director/Producer

No. 80 Kevin Hart – Actor/Comedian

No. 84 Steve Harvey – Talk Show Host/Producer

No. 93 Jordan Peele – Filmmaker/Producer/Actor

No. 96 Vin Diesel (w/ Neal Moritz) – Actor/Producer

No. 97 Barry Jenkins – Writer/Director

No. 100 Donald Glover – Actor/Musician/Writer/Producer


Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Bigger & Better Than The First



If you liked Kingsman:The Secret Service, get ready for The Golden Circle. Hands downs this Kingsman is bigger, badder and better than the first.

Director Matthew Vaughn really takes it up a notch and gives fans much more action and fight sequences. Right off the top we see Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in this amazing car chase scene that will have you applauding as soon as the Prince track ends.

And while we’re talking music the film has an amazing sound track. And if you didnt know, Elton John is also in the film acting and singing some of his classic tunes.

What I also loved were the new editions.  Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal who play the Statesmen – the American version of the Kingsman –  and the dynamic between the two is pretty comical. Vaughn really explores the difference between the two cultures – mannered men in suits versus macho men in jeans and cowboy boots.

Then there’s Julianne Moore who plays the villain, she’s like this maniacal Martha Stewart esque drug lord and she’s quite good at it.

Now there are some obnoxious moments (like that sex scene between Egerton and Poppy Delevigne).  But I think that’s the point. This franchise is all about turning the spy genre on it’s head and introducing the younger generation to a new type of Bond flick … And we think they are going to love it.

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