Buzzing: Winfrey on taking on Trump for President

Winfrey on taking on Trump for President

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey did not say she was running for United States president, but she did not rule out a duel with Mr Donald Trump in 2020.

Asked on Bloomberg TV if she had thought about her own White House campaign, she replied: "I never considered the question even a possibility," adding, "I just thought, 'Oh. Oh?'"

Told that Mr Trump's victory proved one did not need government experience to be elected president, the influential former talk-show host said: "That's what I thought. I thought, 'Oh gee, I don't have the experience, I don't know enough.' And now I'm thinking, 'Oh.'" The interview was taped a month after Mr Trump's win.

Academy to relook relationship with PwC

Responding to the botched handling of the Best Picture Oscar on Sunday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it is reviewing its relationship with accounting giant PwC.

It also said two of its partners who were handling the Oscars envelopes on Sunday would not be invited back. It permanently removed Mr Brian Cullinan and Ms Martha Ruiz from any of its dealings, it confirmed.

On Sunday, presenter Faye Dunaway had named La La Land the Best Picture winner instead of Moonlight after Mr Cullinan gave the wrong envelope to her and her co-presenter, Warren Beatty, PwC said. He and Ms Ruiz "will no longer be working on the Academy engagement, but they will remain partners at the firm", a PwC spokesman said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 03, 2017, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe