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(OWN - 2016)(NEW YORK) --  Oprah Winfrey for president?  The media mogul says she's now rethinking whether or not she could be elected, given President Donald Trump's victory.

Winfrey supported Hillary Clinton during the election.  But speaking with financier David Rubenstein in December for an interview that premiered this week on his Bloomberg Television show, she said she thinking that maybe she might have a shot, even though she has no government experience.

“Have you ever thought that given the popularity you have, we haven’t broken the glass ceiling yet for women, that you could actually run for president and be elected?” Rubenstein had asked.

“I never considered the question even a possibility,” said Winfrey. “That’s what I thought. I thought, ‘Oh gee, I don’t have the experience. I don’t know enough. I don’t…’ And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh. Oh.'”

Winfrey also spoke about hosting her talk show for 25 years, noting that she feels its main message was that "we really are more alike than we are different."

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(LOS ANGELES) -- Apparently, Warren Beatty isn't satisfied with the apology the Motion Picture Academy issued Monday following Sunday night's Best Picture announcement debacle at the Oscars.

In a statement obtained by ABC News on Tuesday, Beatty said, "I feel it would be more appropriate for the president of the Academy, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, to publicly clarify what happened as soon as possible."

Beatty of course, and co-presented Faye Dunaway, announced the wrong winner for Best Picture, declaring it was La La Land when it was, in fact, Moonlight -- an error that was caused by Beatty being handed the wrong envelope, on that instead was left over from La La Land star Emma Stone's previous win as best actress.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm in charge of tabulating the winners and handling the envelopes during the ceremony, has taken the blame for the error.  Now they've also provided a name, claiming that partner Brian Cullinan is the person who mistakenly handed the wrong envelope to Beatty.

The Academy released a statement late Monday saying in part that they "deeply regret" the mistake, adding, "To all involved -- including our presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, the filmmakers, and our fans watching worldwide -- we apologize."

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Craig Sjodin/ABC(NEW YORK) -- '70s TV icon Mr. T, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and former Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan are among the cast members of ABC's Dancing with the Stars season 24.  The full cast was revealed Wednesday morning on ABC's Good Morning America.

 

Here's a rundown of everyone who's competing this season:

Charo, actress/singer and '70s TV star, paired with Keo Motsepe

Lawrence "Mr. T" Tureaud, A-Team and Rocky III star, paired with Kym Herjavec

Banner Bolton, Bull rider-turned-model, paired with Sharna Burgess

Heather Morris, Glee star, former dancer for Beyonce, paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy

David Ross, former pro baseball player, paired with Lindsay Arnold

Normani Kordei, member of girl group Fifth Harmony, paired with Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Rashad Jennings, former NFL running back, paired with Emma Slater

Chris Kattan, former Saturday Night Live cast member, paired with Witney Carson

Erika Jayne, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member and musician, paired with Gleb Savchenko

Nick Viall, the current Bachelor, paired with Peta Murgatroyd

Simone Biles, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast, paired with Sasha Farber

Nancy Kerrigan, Olympic silver medal-winning figure skater, paired with Artem Chigvintsev

The show returns March 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.


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Marvel Studios/Disney(NEW YORK) -- As promised, yet another new trailer for the forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 debuted Tuesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!  And the host had some help with the reveal -- from Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt.

Kimmel told the audience that instead of having celebs on the show plugging their projects, he was going to allow audience members to plug whatever they wanted.  The gag, of course, was that Pratt was one of those audience members, whom Kimmel didn't appear to recognize.  Kimmel also claimed to have never heard of Guardians of the Galaxy.

"There's a hot green alien and we save the universe," Pratt explained.  "There's a raccoon who has a machine gun, talks a lot of smack.  There's a sentient tree who only knows how to say his own name..."

"Are you on drugs or something?" Kimmel interrupted.

As for the trailer itself, this version focused more on action than comedy, although of course there was some of the latter.  The major takeaway is that it ends with our first look at Kurt Russell, who plays the father of Pratt's character, Peter "Star-Lord" Quill.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 -- also starring Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel and Michael Rooker -- opens nationwide May 5.  Marvel is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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Aliyah Moulden performs on "The Voice"; Tyler Golden/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Week one of the new season of The Voice continued Tuesday night, with more hopefuls participating in the blind auditions.

Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys and returning coach Gwen Stefani were back in their rotating chairs, looking to add new members to their respective teams, and leading to the first epic battle between lovers Gwen and Blake.

Here are the highlights from Tuesday night's episode:

Montclair, New Jersey native Autumn Turner a figure skating teacher who found music during high school, opened the show with her version of Donna Summer’s “Last Dance.” She immediately got Adam to turn his chair, later followed by Gwen, Alicia and Blake. Adam declared that Autumn had a “grace and soul” rarely seen on The Voice, adding that she could “win this show.” Gwen told the young hopeful that she could help her live her dream because she’s already lived it herself. Alicia noted Turner was “probably good at everything.” Autumn picked Keys' team.

Singer/guitarist Jesse Larson convinced Adam to turn around with his soulful take on “Jealous Guy by John Lennon -- played on a guitar he built himself. He also revealed Prince once asked him to play guitar and sing background vocals for season four The Voice contestant Judith Hill, who worked with Prince after her time on show. Adam couldn’t understand why no one else turned their chairs around for Jesse and boasted, “When you win and it’s one chair…no one will ever not listen to me ever again.  Larson joined Adam's team.

Aliyah Moulden, a 15-year-old with a powerhouse voice, has experienced the highest highs and lowest lows during her young life. She earned the honor of opening for heartthrob Jesse McCartney, but also lost her father to cancer when she was just a month old. Aliyah got Blake, Alicia and Gwen to hit their buttons with her version of Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog.” Blake touted his experience coaching young singers to victory, including Danielle Bradbery and Cassidee Pope. Gwen reminded the teen that she started out young girl, too, and could offer her guidance the others couldn’t. Moulden ended up joining team Blake.

Savannah Leighton, 16, who watched her family fall apart after her father left her mother, uses music as an escape. Her version of Katy Perry’s “Unconditionally” got Blake and Gwen to turn their chairs around, leading to a battle royale between the two lovebirds. Blake got the battle rolling by declaring that he was “willing to get myself in bad trouble because I believe in you.” Gwen then made her case, noting that she could “mother” Savannah, adding, that she couldn’t understand why the girl wouldn’t want to go with the girl. Blake may not end up sleeping on the couch tonight, but Gwen landed Savannah on her team.

Last up was, Lilie Passero a singer/actress from Studio City, California inspired by R&B greats like Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin, and who currently waits tables for a living. In fact, she counts Gwen and Blake among her customers. Her version of “A Love of My Own,” by Carla Thomas, got Blake, Gwen and Alicia to turn their chairs. Blake praised the singer for her “classic style,” and Gwen added that it was “theatrical.” However Alicia won the day with her improvised song begging Lillie to join her team.

The Voice returns with more auditions Thursday night on NBC.

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ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- '80s TV icon Mr. T, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and former Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan are among the cast members of ABC's Dancing with the Stars season 24.  The full cast was revealed Wednesday morning on ABC's Good Morning America.

Here's a rundown of everyone who's competing this season:

Charo, actress/singer and '70s TV star, paired with Keo Motsepe

Lawrence "Mr. T" Tureaud, A-Team and Rocky III star, paired with Kym Herjavec

Banner Bolton, Bull rider-turned-model, paired with Sharna Burgess

Heather Morris, Glee star, former dancer for Beyonce, paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy

David Ross, former pro baseball player, paired with Lindsay Arnold

Normani Kordei, member of girl group Fifth Harmony, paired with Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Rashad Jennings, former NFL running back, paired with Emma Slater

Chris Kattan, former Saturday Night Live cast member, paired with Witney Carson

Erika Jayne, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member and musician, paired with Gleb Savchenko

Nick Viall, the current Bachelor, paired with Peta Murgatroyd

Simone Biles, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast, paired with Sasha Farber

Nancy Kerrigan, Olympic silver medal-winning figure skater, paired with Artem Chigvintsev

The show returns March 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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ABC/Fred Lee(LOS ANGELES) -- Auli'i Cravalho [ow-lee-EE Crah-VALL-yo], who stunned the Oscars audience with a pitch perfect, live rendition of the nominated tune "How Far I'll Go" from the Moana soundtrack, is coming back to the small screen.

Deadline reports the 16-year-old Moana voice actor will star as Lilette in Drama High, an NBC pilot about a charismatic drama teacher and his students.

The project is based on a book of the same name about real life instructor Lou Volpe that was written by one of his students, Michael Sokolove.

The project will be Cravalho's dramatic TV debut.

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(NEW YORK) -- Octavia Spencer said it was “full circle” at Sunday’s Academy Awards when Katherine Johnson, one of the NASA research mathematicians portrayed in the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures, received a standing ovation onstage alongside Spencer, Janelle Monae, and Taraji P. Henson, who portrayed Johnson in the movie.

“To me it was all coming full circle,” Spencer said Tuesday on Good Morning America. “I mean, she finally got her recognition on the world stage.”

“Katherine represented the other women, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan, who never received that in life,” Spencer added. “It was beautiful for us.”

Hidden Figures, which lost in the best picture race to Moonlight, told the real-life story of three African-American women who were crucial to the nation's first space mission. It has just been announced that the movie wil come to Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition on April 11. The Digital HD release is set for March 28. 

Meanwhile, Spencer, 46, is taking on another weighty role, this time portraying God in The Shack.

The film, which also stars Tim McGraw, is based on a fictional book about a father’s journey of faith after the abduction of his daughter.

“I play God because when he was a little boy the only person that showed him kindness was a woman who looked like me,” Spencer explained. “So God reveals himself in a way and a manner that he could receive.”

Right after the Oscars, Spencer flew to New York City to begin rehearsals for Saturday Night Live. She’ll be the live show’s host this Saturday and gave a hint today of what’s to come.

“I met everybody yesterday and they’re writing for me,” said Spencer, who called the hosting gig “one of the most exciting moments of my career.”

She added, “I have to tell you: You’re going to be blown away, people.”

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ABC/Eddie Chen(CHICAGO) -- One of the most talked about moments of Sunday's Oscars -- that wasn't the envelope screw-up at the end, that is -- was Jimmy Kimmel's busing a group of unsuspecting tourists into Dolby Theatre, where the ceremony was taking place. 

That's when the world was introduced to Gary Alan Coe and his fiancee Vickie Vines, the enthusiastic couple who were unofficially married by Vines' favorite actor Denzel Washington.

However, ABC News' Chicago affiliate WLS-TV discovered what was a Hollywood ending for the pair certainly didn't start that way: Coe, who gave his hometown a shout-out during the Oscars, served 20 years in prison for "multiple felonies," and was freed just 3 days before Sunday's award show.

While he was serving his debt to society, WLS-TV notes, the pair met.  

"Change is possible," Coe said. "It's a sad day to be in prison for 20 years and not be able to be a dad, granddad to your children."

He added, "You know what my son told me today, man, and I almost come to tears: He said he's proud of me. So to hear your children say that they're proud of me means the world to me."

The pair was supposed to get married in July, but black-ish star Anthony Anderson, who, unlike Washington, noted on his ABC Oscars after party that he's ordained to marry in the state of California, and offered to do it sooner if the pair wished.

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LEGO - 2017(DENMARK) -- It's one very tiny step for womenkind: in the wake of the hit movie Hidden Figures -- which highlighted a group of real-life African American women's contributions to the U.S. space program -- LEGO announced it will sell a "Women of NASA" set of its Minifigures.

The idea was the brainchild of Maia Weinstock, a science writer and editor, who submitted to LEGO that the company should highlight, among others, the efforts of Katherine Johnson, the trajectory expert who helped launch John Glenn into space. Johnson appeared in the flesh at the Oscars on Sunday night. Taraji P. Henson played Johnson in the film.

Weinstock also wanted LEGO to recognize Sally Ride, the first American woman in space; Margaret Hamilton, an MIT computer scientist who developed the flight software for the Apollo craft; astronaut and physicist Nancy Grace Roman, and Mae Jemison, an entrepreneur, astronaut, and doctor who was the first African-American woman in space.

"We’re really excited to be able to introduce Maia’s "Women of NASA" set for its inspirational value as well as build and play experience," a rep for the company noted.  The rep hoped, like Weinstock did, that the toys will inspire girls to pursue careers in STEM -- that is, science, technology, engineering, and math.

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(LOS ANGELES) -- At the open of his first show since hosting this year's Oscars Sunday night, Jimmy Kimmel sounded off on the so-called "Envelope-Gate" controversy, in which La La Land was accidentally named Best Picture, instead of Moonlight. "We were chugging along, and all of a sudden out of nowhere it turned into one of those Maury Povich paternity test shows," Kimmel admitted, to laughs. 

"It was the weirdest TV finale since Lost."

Jimmy told the audience the original plan to have him close the show was to have him be sitting in the audience with his evening's frequent target, Matt Damon. "Make no mistake, Matt Damon lost," Jimmy clarified, before continuing to explain how he was watching the confusion on stage when Damon mentioned he thought he heard the wrong envelope was handed out. 

Kimmel said, "'Well, the host will go onstage and clear this up,' and then I remember, 'Oh! I'm the host!"

In the end, one of two accountants from PriceWaterHouseCoopers apparently handed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope -- giving the actor the "Best Actress" one, instead of the "Best Picture" envelope. It was a mistake some are mumbling might have been avoided if Brian Cullinan hadn't been distracted by tweeting out a picture of Emma Stone backstage, minutes before the hand-off.

In a statement, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it deeply regrets the error, and wanted to, "apologize to the entire cast and crew of La La Land and Moonlight, whose experience was profoundly altered by this error."  

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ABC/Tyler Golden(LOS ANGELES) -- Shortly after winning an Oscar, actress Viola Davis, who has also won an Emmy award and a Tony award, told ABC News' Amy Robach that she sometimes feels like she has "impostor syndrome."

"It feels like my hard work has paid off but at the same time I still have the impostor, you know, syndrome," Davis said in an interview with ABC News after her big win. "I still feel like I'm going to wake up and everybody's going to see me for the hack I am.

"I still feel like when I walk on the set, I'm starting from scratch until I realize, 'OK, I do know what I'm doing, I'm human,'" Davis added.

The "impostor phenomenon," often referred to as "impostor syndrome," is a concept psychologists coined to refer to people that may feel their achievements are underserved or worry that they may be exposed as a fraud, according to a study on the phenomenon published in the International Journal of Behavioral Science.
An estimated 70 percent of people will experience at least one episode of impostor phenomenon in their lives, according to the same study.

In addition, although it was initially believed to only affect professional women, research has revealed that it can actually affect both genders and a wide range of people.

Another study published in the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development suggested that certain ethnic minority groups, including Asian Americans, may be more likely to feel like an "impostor."

Actress Emma Watson spoke out about "impostor syndrome" in an interview with Vogue UK in 2015. "When I receive recognition for my acting, I feel incredibly uncomfortable," the actress told the magazine. "I tend to turn in on myself, I feel like an impostor." 

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Trae Patton/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- The Voice kicked off its 12th season Monday night with two hours of blind auditions.

Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys are back as coaches. They're joined this season by returning coach Gwen Stefani, who nabbed a couple of artists.

Here are the highlights of Monday night's episode:

Albany, Georgia native JChosen  -- aka Joshua Hunter -- kicked off the blind auditions. The former basketball player had dreams of playing in the NBA, but when he shattered his knee his hoop dreams were shattered as well. His version of the Marvin Gaye classic “Sexual Healing” convinced all four coaches to turn their chairs around, but Gwen had the winning pitch, noting that she could offer him a not only a “female perspective” and a male perspective, thanks to her experience fronting No Doubt, a band with other men.

Season 11 hopeful Johnny Hayes, a 29-year-old Mobile, Alabama native who failed to get a coach to turn around, got a better reaction on Tuesday. Johnny covered “Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding, convincing Adam and Gwen to hit their buttons. Adam praised Johnny, insisting that you can’t sing Otis unless you do it right, and Johnny pulled off the impossible and convinced Johnny to join his team.

Temecula, California 16-year-old Anatalia Villaranda once came close to a record deal as a member of a singing and dancing group. The four-foot-nine-inch powerhouse sang Bruno Mars’ “Runaway Baby,” earning a four-chair turn. Fellow Californian Stefani pointed out their obvious similarities, including staring out young and singing in bands, but Alicia won out by noting that Villaranda has more than a voice and is an artist who is not afraid to express herself.

Stephanie Rice is a gay preacher’s daughter who was shunned by her family after coming out to them. She went on to earn a degree in biology and went on to use her education to conduct HIV research. Rice sang Kelly Clarkson’s “Piece by Piece,” convincing Blake and Gwen to turn around. Despite Stephanie’s country roots, Blake didn’t stand a chance when Gwen said she was “moved” by the singer, adding that she was on the show for a reason and that reason was to work with Rice. Stephanie joined Team Gwen.

Felicia Temple is a 28-year-old nurse and cancer survivor. However, music is also in her blood -- her father was a member of The Sugarhill Gang, who had a big 1980 hit with the pioneering single “Rapper’s Delight.” She blew Alicia, Blake and Gwen away with her version of Beyoncé’s “All I Could Do Was Cry (Church Bells)” There was never really any contest as to which coach Felicia would pick, especially after Alicia joined Temple for a duet on Keys’ “Fallin’.”

The blind auditions continue with a one-hour episode airing Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) -- On Monday night’s new episode of The Bachelor on ABC, Nick Viall’s former flame. Andi Dorfman, returned to offer her advice as he prepared to send one woman home before overnights and fantasy suites.

In their heart-to-heart talk, Nick confessed it’s not a given that he’ll get engaged just because he’s almost made it to the end of the season. The former Bachelorette encouraged him to feel free to be intimate with the women during overnights if he felt it was appropriate. At the same time, Nick apologized for the grief Andi got after he asked her why she’d slept with him if she didn’t intend to pick him.

Nick made a surprising choice at the rose ceremony, opting to send this season’s most controversial character home. He sent Corinne on her way in a flood of tears, as he attempted to comfort her. With Rachel already confirmed as next season’s star of The Bachelorette, it seems safe to assume Nick’s choice comes down to Vanessa and Raven.

The cast traveled to Finland for overnights and fantasy suites, with Nick choosing Raven as his first date. After a fun game of darts at a local pub, Raven overcame her fears and told Nick she loved him. Realizing that she’d never done that before, the gesture made a huge impression on him.

Raven accepted Nick’s invitation to spend the night together, revealing that she’d only been with one man before -- and that had been less than satisfying. The two retired to a cabin with a glass ceiling that afforded them a view of the Northern Lights.

Find out what happens next in the penultimate edition of The Bachelor, next Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, followed by a special two-hour "The Women Tell All" The Bachelor special.

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ABC/Tyler Golden(LOS ANGELES) -- Oscar winners Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis and Emma Stone didn't let the Best Picture Oscar flub affect their award-winning night. The three actors, who all won in their respective categories, are addressing the Oscar mix-up head on and how they recovered from the uncomfortable moment.

After it was revealed that an envelope mix-up caused Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway to incorrectly announce La La Land as the winner of Best Picture instead of Moonlight, the film's Best Supporting Actor winner Ali, reflected on the surreal moment backstage.

"I didn't even know what to do," Ali tells ABC News' Amy Robach. "I think I needed to hear them say it multiple times and really pull us up, but [producer] Jordan [Horowitz] who was speaking and accepting on behalf of La La Land is such a great guy, such a generous generous guy, that of course he was the one who said, 'Oh, we didn't win? Bring them up here.'  And I just absolutely love all of those folks up there."

Davis, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Fences and gave an epic speech, also was dumbfounded by the mix-up.

"Shock. Amazement. I think I lost my breath," Davis explains. "I did. I think if I had seen that in the movies, I would have said, 'That is so unrealistic!'"

While the error was undeniably shocking for the all parties involved, La La Land's Best Actress winner, Emma Stone, seemed genuinely happy for her best-picture competitors.

"I mean, I am so beyond excited for Moonlight," she said. "I think Moonlight is one of the greatest films of all time, so as far as I'm concerned I think this is the coolest outcome ever but the process of getting there was a trip!"

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