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Oprah Winfrey tops THR Power 100 roster



Tbdoprahwinfrey120808 Big surprise: Oprah Winfrey tops the Hollywood Reporter's Power 100 List of the biggest brokers in the entertainment biz. Next thing you know, she'll have her own talk show or something!

"The decision to place Oprah at the top of the list was based on her dizzying array of Oprah-branded media and her immense cultural influence," THR editor Elizabeth Guider said. "Today's most powerful woman in entertainment might just be the most influential woman in America."

Last year O was No. 6, so that's a pretty big jump, and she did do a lot to get Barack Obama elected, so that just goes to show you the kind of clout she's got. According to the magazine the rest of the Top 10 are:

Anne Sweeney, Disney Media Networks co-chairman (No. 2); Amy Pascal, chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group and co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment (No. 3); Nancy Tellem, president of CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group (No. 4); Stacey Snider, co-chairman and CEO of DreamWorks (No. 5); Bonnie Hammer, president of USA Network and Sci Fi Channel (No. 6); Judy McGrath, chairman and CEO of MTV Networks (No. 7); Mary Parent, chairwoman of the Worldwide Motion Picture Group at MGM (No. 8); Dana Walden, chairman of 20th Century Fox Television (No. 9); and Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment (No. 10).

The complete list can be found at A sense of inadequacy can be found in your heart.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:13am]


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