Egomaniac Will Ignore This Race Issue

white black[Blind Gossip] When you have a big ensemble film, the director makes his cuts based on the way the scenes impact the storyline, right?

Usually. But not in the case of this hit film!

The first actress – who has won many big awards during her long acting career – did not know the director. She put in an amazing performance… but her part was almost entirely cut out of the film.

The second performer hadn’t acted in years. However, she is close friends with the director, has a huge ego, and really wants to win an acting award. So she begged the director for the part, then dropped a project upon which many people’s livelihood was dependent to take this role. It was completely selfish on her part. Almost all of her scenes were left intact, even though some weren’t that great and didn’t contribute much to the storyline.

So, were these two members of the cast really treated so differently based on their roles? Or was it because of their relationship with the director? Or was it because of their race? People close to the production say it was definitely the latter. Will the second performer acknowledge that? Hell no! She loves to stir up race issues… but only when it benefits her and her enormous ego.

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164 comments to Egomaniac Will Ignore This Race Issue

  • MissNormaDesmond

    Jane Fonda, Oprah, The Butler, Lee Daniels.

  • fotobandi

    Jane Fonda, Oprah Winfrey, The Butler, Lee Daniels. Disgusting….just like the phoney Swiss Handbag story…

    • HairyLegs

      Remember that other story from a coupla yrs ago about her showing up at some closed chichi store in Paris dressed like a slob and they wouldn’t let her in? She immediately branded them racists too! Oprah LOVES to play the race card!!!!!

      • BRUSHFIRE97

        Yea and she also immediately bought the store and shut it down. So I see why Jane Fonda is keeping quiet. But, I love Jane and she should get her shine too.

      • AKat

        That was Hermes in Paris. And they wouldn’t let her in because they were closed and setting up for a private event. Of course she immediately played the race card, just like she did with the handbag story. It gets her publicity.

      • La Llorona

        *Sigh* Things like that do happen in Europe though and I know this because I’ve traveled there. Oprah is annoying for a surplus of other reasons. But she has a right to call out what she deems as racism.

      • wendy hood

        Playing the race card is why she has a career – that’s a large part of her role in being in the media. Its also why Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson replaced MLK Jr. Black vs white issues are terrific distractions as to the reality of things. Remember, MLK was shot only after he woke up and started talking about class and less about race. Elites done want to unite anyone, and uniting the lower class is their worst nightmare.

  • MaryQuiteContrary

    First Actress: Jane Fonda

    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey

    Film: The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels

  • tworley2772

    First Actress: Jane Fonda

    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey

    Film: The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels.

  • gigipeach

    The butler

    Lee daniels is the director

    Oprah for the big ego actress

    Vanessa Redgrave for the actress cut out

    • ivyleaguer

      I agree with your list… but really cutting out the greatest actor on the planet for Oprah????? why why why?

      • wendy hood

        This is the decade of skin color running deeper than qualifications, reason, or talent. Its been a long time coming, Obama getting elected gave the green light that the plan was finally going to be running at full blast. Note all the new black tv shows, movies, and greater placement in advertisements (and also note what kind of roles they play – usually they are the ones educating whitey, or making a white person look buffoonish). All these sorts of things are used in this current cult of personality culture to keep the races separate, mad at each other, and refusal to unite despite differences. Works quite well, to be honest. If I were trying to enslave and brainwash an entire planet, Id do the same exact thing.

  • suzq

    first actress: Vanessa Redgrave
    second actress: Oprah Winfrey
    film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

  • princesspeach21

    First Actress : Jane Fonda
    Second Actress : Oprah
    Film : The Butler
    Director : Lee Daniels

  • ghostrider44

    Jane Fonda

    Oprah Winfrey

    Lee Daniels

    The Butler

  • Virgo826

    1st She: Jane Fonda
    2nd She: Oprah Winfrey
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

  • KingGlen

    First Actress: Jane Fonda or Vanessa Redgrave

    Second Actress: Oprah

    Film: The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels

    Just a guess. :)
    First time poster and I love this website!

  • maggie44

    Vanessa Redgrave
    Mariah Carey
    The Bulter
    Lee Daniel’s

  • arm1970

    Oprah
    Jane Fonda
    The Butler
    Lee Daniels

  • zeep

    Drama! Love it.

    Jane Fonda (could be Redgrave but Fonda is my guess)
    Oprah
    The Butler
    Lee Daniels

  • Lelaina Pierce

    First Actress: Vanessa Redgrave

    Second Actress: Oprah

    Film: The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels

  • georgiamommy

    Jane Fonda
    Oprah Winfrey
    The Butler
    Lee Daniels

  • Karolina Amor

    First Actress: Jane Fonda

    Second Actress: Mariah Carey

    Film:The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels.

  • brobdingnagian

    First actress: Jane Fonda
    Second actress: Oprah Winfrey
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

    Really seems like Oprahs role was left intact more out of her relationship with the director than anything to do with race. Thought both of them were great in the film!!

  • Marina

    The second actress – it screams Halle Berry. Besides that, I got nothing.

  • gadgetgal

    First Actress: Vanessa Redgrave

    Second Actress: Oprah

    Film: The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels

  • sabrina325

    Second actress: Oprah, Film: The Butler, Director: Lee Daniels

  • ItsJustAGuess

    First Actress: Vanessa Redgrave

    Second Actress: Oprah

    Film: The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels

  • kitten76

    Jane Fonda
    Oprah Winfrey
    The Butler
    Lee Daniels

  • jocar

    If this is not Jane Fonda and Oprah in “The Butler” directed by Lee Daniels, I will eat my hat!

  • pattyc24

    Jane Fonda
    Oprah
    The Butler
    Lee Daniels

    Even more reason to dislike Oprah

  • patticakes

    first actress: Vanessa Redgrave
    second actress: Oprah Winfrey
    film: the butler
    director: lee daniels

  • pitbull

    First actress: Jane Fonda

    second actress : Oprah Winfrey

    Director : Lee Daniels

    Film : The Butler

    Now that O’s network isn’t as successful as she would like, she’s turning to acting to feed her huge ego. She is a long time friend of Mr. Daniels.

  • Scorpio13

    First Actress: Jane Fonda

    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey

    Film: The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels

  • iyamrocky

    First Actress: Vanessa Redgrave
    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

  • sabrina325

    Haven’t seen the film, but based on IMDB I’m guessing the first actress is Vanessa Redgrave

  • jem2007

    First Actress: Vanessa Redgrave

    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey

    Film: The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels

    I have to say, I don’t think it’s fair to say that Oprah “loves to stir up race issues”, race is still unfortunately an issue and a big one at that. If she is asked about her take on a a race-related issue or topic and relays a personal experience…how is that stirring up the race issue? It’s a cop out when people casually say so-and-so is “playing the race card” because it’s all about context and to dismiss a person’s opinions or experiences they choose to convey on race-related issues as simply “playing the race card” is ridiculous, short-sighted and in some cases just plain ignorant.

    • NeedNoStinkinBadges

      Well put.

    • eureca

      Clap, clap, clap. My sentiments exactly.

    • kurokay

      Wonderfully said. Thank you.

    • nolabelle

      Well, you are accurate if this is their personal experience(s). But in the case of Miss Oprah, I believe her when she talks of such experiences in her early years, growing up. But do not believe her once she became a powerhouse media person, multi-millionaire, and then later billionaire. Her early talk shows were genuine, authentic on a diversity of issues appealing to most people. Once she reached a level of success that she felt, I noticed a change in her attitudes, her topics,her shows, and yes her stirring racial tensions by playing the race card, exactly. She lost credibility to me then and still does now. I am so sorry to see Tyler Perry try to resurrect her pathetic network with his great multi-talent, crew of talent and shows. He deserves much much better than her.

    • cea922

      I agree and I also think that this situation is due more to her long standing friendship with Daniels than race.

  • Bill Simmons

    It’s Fonda and Oprah, but it should be stated that Jane Fonda has appeared in about as many movies as Oprah for the last 20 years. She is also an extremely controversial casting considering her past and who she was playing. It’s not like this is Meryl Streep.

    • La Llorona

      I’m sure Fonda WANTS to be Meryl Streep and is annoyed that her role won’t put her in the same league as Meryl’s did with “The Iron Lady”. But that was a bio dedicated to Margaret Thatcher. Fonda had a bit role in a movie that was about a Black Butler. And like you’ve said, she’s had a 20 year start over Oprah, who’s movie acting credits start in the 80s and up until “The Butler”, ended in the 90s. She’s hardly giving her competition.

    • nolabelle

      Uh hmmm,, for many of us Meryl is equally as controversial.

  • ValleyOfTheGalls

    First Actress: Vanessa Redgrave
    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels
    Since Oprah quit her successful show to start her OWN network, the friendly facade she’s cultivated for years has slipped quite a bit.

  • 2BEAUCOUP

    Jane Fonda
    Oprah
    The Butler
    Lee Daniels

  • AuntieMama

    First Actress: Jane Fonda

    Second “Actress”: Oprah Winfrey

    Film: Lee Daniels’ The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels

  • slimfast10

    Easy Peasy

    first very talented actress–Lynn Redgrave

    second actress of HUGE Ego–Oprah Winfrey

    Film–Les Daniels The Butler

    director also of HUGE Ego who’s name always goes before the films title Les Daniels

  • Glitter

    Jane Fonda
    Oprah
    The Butler
    Don’t know

  • robirob052

    First Actress: Vanessa Redgrave
    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

  • bellashade

    Jane Fonda
    Oprah Winfrey
    The Butler
    Lee Daniels

  • minx

    Vanessa Redgrave, either Oprah or Mariah Carey, The Butler, Forest Whitaker.

  • MsElectric

    First Actress: Jane Fonda
    Second Actress: Race Baiter Oprah
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

  • perfumeandpoison

    First Actress: Jane Fonda

    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey

    Film: The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels

  • Darkclouds84

    First Actress: Vanessa Redgrave
    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

  • Cuddlebutt

    Jane Fonda
    Oprah Winfrey
    The Butler
    Lee Daniels
    I started noticing some things about her and how she would treat audience members differently a number of years ago. She has lost my respect a long time ago (Oprah, that is).

  • sriram201

    First Actress: vanessa redgrave???

    Second Actress:Oprah

    Film: the butler

    Director: lee daniels

  • mcaid

    First actress: Melissa Leo
    Second actress: Oprah
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

    But I don’t think this is true. Melissa Leo’s part was small and, frankly, not important. She’s also a bitch.

  • KellBell8

    Oprah and…?

  • Finlands Best

    Total shot in the dark here, but:

    Jane Fonda
    Oprah
    The Butler
    Lee Daniels

  • PHLJason

    Jane Fonda ??
    Oprah
    The Butler
    Lee Daniels

  • tania

    First Actress: Vanessa Redgrave
    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

  • JKE86

    The butler
    Oprah for selfish one
    the good actress but got cut… no idea

  • LooLoo

    The second actress with the enormous ego is obviously Oprah but I don’t know who the first one is.

  • juju1

    First actress- Hanoi Jane Fonda
    Second actress- Oprah Winfrey
    Film – The Butler
    Director – Lee Daniels

  • jerzeygirl

    Jane Fonda
    Oprah
    The Butler

  • hunnybunny

    first actress: jane fonda
    second actress: oprah winfrey
    film: the butler
    director: lee daniels.

  • kbd61186

    second actress is OPRAH.
    director-lee daniels clearly an egomaniac put his name in the title! nuts..
    first actress-Vanessa Redgrave
    film-the butler

    • Christian

      Lee Daniels’ name is in the title because another studio threatened legal action, claiming that they own the rights to the title “The Butler.”

      • nolabelle

        They could have done several other options without putting his name in the title- bet buddy Oprah set him up to do that.

  • River Rat 62

    First Actress: Jane Fonda

    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey

    Film: The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels

  • waysouthofheaven

    first actress is def. Jane Fonda

    second: Miriah Carey
    Film: The Butler

  • plastic_police

    Jane Fonda
    Oprah
    The Butler
    Lee Daniels

  • guessingbg

    Second Actress is definitely Oprah, in the new film ‘The Butler’. Director is whoever directed that, and not sure who the first actress is.

  • plastic_police

    Oops I mean Vanessa Redgrave as the first actress!

  • DesertGhost

    First Actress: Vanessa Redgrave

    Second Actress: Oprah “The Ego has landed” Winfrey

    Film: Lee Daniel’s The Butler

    Director: Ryan Coogler

  • elliedee

    First Actress: Jane Fonda

    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey

    Film: The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels

  • kel80bebe

    Oprah Winfrey
    The Butler
    Lee Daniels

  • kel80bebe

    First Actress – Vanessa Redgrave

  • RMGossip

    First Actress: Jane Fonda
    Second Actress: Oprah
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

  • guesswhat

    Easy Peasy.
    The Butler
    Jane Fonda
    Oprah

  • gadzeus4

    Jane Fonda
    Oprah
    The Butler
    Lee Daniels

  • Arcadia

    First Actress: Jane Fonda
    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

  • Peta

    Melissa Leo, Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels, The Butler

  • Soni123

    First Actress: Vanessa Redgrave
    Second Actress: Oprah
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

    First time posting after months of stalking!!

  • Schmidty

    First Actress: Not sure because I haven’t seen the movie but I’ll guess Vanessa Redgrave
    Second Actress: Oprah
    Film: Lee Daniels’ The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

  • Tasia

    First Actress: Vanessa Redgrave

    Second Actress: Oprah

    Film: The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels

  • kermit1969

    First actress: Jane Fonda
    Second actress: Oprah Winfrey

    Film: The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels

  • nony

    First Actress: Vanessa Redgrave
    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

    …no idea but thought this might be a possibility.

  • RockyRaccoon

    First Actress: Jane Fonda
    Second Actress: Oprah (see: her racially iffy comments after the Zimmerman verdict)
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

  • Dave

    Probably late to the game, but:
    First Actress: Jane Fonda
    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

  • brainy

    Jane Fonda or Vanessa Redgrave
    Oprah
    The Butler
    Lee Daniels

  • IconCU

    First Actress: Jane Fonda (she supposedly was furious when scenes with Alan Rickman were cut)

    Second “Actress”: Oprah (she supposedly left her OWN Network to flounder while she focused on the movie)

    Film: Lee Daniels’ The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels

  • alexaronii

    First Actress – Oprah
    Second Actress – Jane Fonda
    Film – The Butler
    Director – Lee Daniels

  • mld

    Robin Thicke & Paula Patton

  • justjinx

    Vanessa Redgrave
    Oprah Winfrey
    The Butler
    Lee Daniels

  • MSQueen

    First Actress: Vanessa Redgrave
    Second Actress: Oprah
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

  • OoLaLana

    First Actress: Jane Fonda
    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey
    Film: Lee Daniels’ The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

  • What Had Happened Was ...

    First Actress: Definitely Jane Fonda

    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey

    Film: ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’

    Director: Lee Daniels

  • Christyd

    First Actress: Jane Fonda
    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

  • funbobby

    First Actress: Vanessa Redgrave
    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey
    Director: Lee Daniels
    Movie: The Butler

  • thefon98

    First Actress: Jane Fonda

    Second Actress: Bloatrah Winfrey

    Film: The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels

  • welshswan

    First Actress : Vanessa Redgrave

    Second Actress : Oprah

    Film : The Butler

    Director : Lee Daniels

  • lovefifteen

    First Actress: Jane Fonda? Vanessa Redgrave? (I haven’t seen The Butler yet.)
    Second Actress: Oprah
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

  • silence1534

    Melissa Leo

    Oprah

    The Butler

    Lee Daniels

  • liaseltz

    First Actress: Vanessa Redgrave
    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

    Picture of Alex Pettyfer on the next blind may be a hint. He is also in The Butler

  • SouthJerseyGirl

    I haven’t seen the movie yet (though I hear it’s very good)

    First Actress: Vanessa Redgrave

    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey

    Film: The Butler

    Director: Lee

  • Mia444

    First Actress: Jane Fonda or Vanessa Redgrave

    Second Actress: Lee Daniels’ Oprah, of course

    Film: Lee Daniels’ The Butler (not to be confused with Martin Scorcese’s The Butler or Steven Spielberg’s the Chaueffeur)

    Director: Ummm, what’s his name again???

  • 718mom

    First: Helen Mirren Second: Oprah Winfrey Film: The Hundred Foot Journey
    Director: Steven Speilberg /Lasse Hallstrom?

  • Aspasia

    First Actress: Jane Fonda
    Second ActressL Oprah Winfrey
    Film: The Butler
    Director: ?

  • Moxiemine

    Jane Fonda
    Oprah
    Lee Daniels
    The Butler

  • VodkaSoaked

    First Actress: Vanessa Redgrave

    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey

    Film: The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels

  • MommaB

    First Actress: Vanesssa Redgrave (?)-I haven’t seen it yet, so not sure about how big her part was, but she is the only non POC that seems to fit the clues.
    Second Actress: Oprah
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels

  • pistolkitten

    First Actress: Jane Fonda

    Second Actress: Oprah Winfrey

    Film: Lee Daniels’ The Butler

    Directer: Lee Daniels

  • georgiegirl

    First Actress: Oprah Winfrey
    Second Actress: ?
    Film: The Butler
    Director: Lee Daniels