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GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM HAS HIS EYE ON TWO WOMEN

California’s Governor Gavin Newsom has a dilemma and he’s hoping either Oprah Winfrey or NETFLIX can help him. With the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein today , it’s up to Newsom to appoint someone to fill her senate seat temporarily until the next election. He has said that he plans to appoint a black woman who will agree to take over the remainder of Dianne’s term and NOT run in 2024 – so that excludes current candidate, Representative Barbara Lee. (Since Barbara is already running against fellow Representatives, Adam Schiff and Katie Porter for the seat, Gavin felt it would give her an unfair advantage if he appoints her now.). Which leads to his dilemma. Gavin wants to appoint Oprah to the seat, but she previously said she had NO political aspirations. Unless he can coax Oprah into changing her mind, his plan B is Nicole Avant. Nicole is married to Netflix’s CEO Ted Sarandos and was a former Ambassador to the Bahamas appointed under Barack Obama. Our political source says that Oprah and Nicole are on the top of a short list of black women Gavin is considering.

 

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POLITICS DIDN’T AGREE WITH DR OZ

Dr. Oz wants his old life back! The TV doc gave up his lucrative career to run for the US Senate from Pennsylvania, but his fame didn’t draw voters and and he suffered a humiliating and expensive defeat. He’s now trying to pick up the pieces and return to the greener pastures of television. His conservative right-wing campaign turned off most of Hollywood, including the person responsible for his success, Oprah Winfrey, so now the defeated doc is negotiating with FOX News for a show. Our source says that Oz’s political beliefs and nasty campaign all but destroyed his chances of returning to his former TV glory, and that’s why he’s turned to the conservative network in hopes of landing a show. Nothing has been green-lit YET, but there have been some significant meetings.

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DR PHIL: WE TOLD YA SO!

Back in December , we told you that Oprah’s “discovery” Dr Phil, was secretly planning to run for office like Oprah’s other friend Dr Oz. He recently announced “I’m moving on from daytime” and leaving his show after 21 seasons. YOU know where he’s going!

 

WHAT has Oprah unleashed upon us! First, Dr Oz ran for the U.S. Senate and we were afraid he might get elected simply because Oprah made him such a well-known celebrity. Turns out, she didn’t agree with him politically, and he was not elected. Now Oprah’s OTHER protege, Dr Phil, is secretly gearing up to run for the Senate also! But not in his home state Texas, where Ted Cruz will run for re-election. Dr Phil’s plan is to buy a home in the state where he feels he has the best chance of winning, and become a candidate there. Oprah doesn’t see eye to eye with Dr Phil politically either, so don’t expect to see her on the campaign trail. Can he get elected without her?

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OPRAH’S BUDDIES HAVE ASPIRATIONS

WHAT has Oprah unleashed upon us! First, Dr Oz ran for the U.S. Senate and we were afraid he might get elected simply because Oprah made him such a well-known celebrity. Turns out, she didn’t agree with him politically, and he was not elected. Now Oprah’s OTHER protege, Dr Phil, is secretly gearing up to run for the Senate also! But not in his home state Texas, where Ted Cruz will run for re-election. Dr Phil’s plan is to buy a home in the state where he feels he has the best chance of winning, and become a candidate there. Oprah doesn’t see eye to eye with Dr Phil politically either, so don’t expect to see her on the campaign trail. Can he get elected without her?

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ASHLEY JUDD: DON’T HESITATE, RUN FOR SENATOR!

Kentucky Democrats are so enamored with actress Ashley Judd that they are pushing her to run for the Senate in 2014 or 2016. She’s been very active with the party at the county and local level and people were impressed with her speech at the Democratic national convention in September. Ashley admits she’s flattered and hasn’t rejected the idea. But, of course, a run would mean her opponent would dig up every piece of Hollywood dirt involving her and that might be daunting, but she’s not the scandalous type – and she IS a feminist! We hope she DOES choose to run – the senate needs some fresh new ideas and best of all, WOMEN! Ashley would have our vote…

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