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2010 Ken Cen Watch: Winfrey

The Washington Post arts staff is keeping an eye on the doings of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees. This year's class is Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey.

As she gears up to launch her own cable channel in January, Winfrey is also eyeing a return to big-screen acting. The word is out, via The Hollywood Reporter, that Winfrey is teaming up with Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock to do a comedy next year that is reportedly about the personalities at a shopping network. Could the cinematic model be the girl friends' scenes from "It's Complicated" or "Waiting to Exhale." Or the draconian boss from "The Devil Wears Prada:" Probably more like the confabs from "Sex and the City," since Michael Patrick King, the producer of those films, is set to direct.

Streep and Bullock's acting awards are numerous.

And back in Winfrey's resume are her roles in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Alice Walker's "The Color Purple" and Jonathan Demme's adaptation ofToni Morrison's "Beloved."

Winfrey was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for the 1985 "The Color Purple."

The Kennedy Center Honors will be given Dec. 4 and 5 in Washington. The program will air Dec. 28 on CBS.

By Jacqueline Trescott  | October 25, 2010; 4:30 PM ET
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Kennedy Center, Movies  | Tags:  kennedy center honors, meryl streep, oprah winfrey, sandra bullock  
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