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Oprah

I'm Gonna Be a Whorehouse Madam

In Richard Pryor Movie

8/26/2014 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Oprah Winfrey Richard Pryor Movie
Oprah Winfrey's been cast to play Richard Pryor's grandmother -- a cruel and abusive lady pimp -- in the upcoming biopic directed by O's pal Lee Daniels.

Pryor's widow, Jennifer, tells TMZ ... Oprah got hold of the script, and was desperate to play Marie Carter -- the woman who raised Pryor in her brothel in Peoria, Illinois ... and who was known to beat him. As we told you ... Mike Epps scored the Pryor role. 

We're told Oprah really wanted to play Grandma Carter because she's anxious to show her gritty side -- after her 'Butler' performance -- and let's face it ... there's not much grittier than an abusive grandma running a whorehouse while raising a kid.  

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1.

Diamond Goddess!    

I admire O's ambition.
I really do.

28 days ago
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Cecilia     

"Orprah" ?? LOL TMZ. Get some editors.

28 days ago
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Don DeLuxxe    

You have her name spelled incorrectly in the headline. Hee hee

28 days ago
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timmyjim    

Damn I want to motorboat Oprah!!

28 days ago
5.

Ms.Sexypecantan    

WTF IS REALLY GOING ON NOW!!!!! MS SEXYPECANTAN!!!

28 days ago
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Don DeLuxxe    

Hiring proof readers? :)

28 days ago
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PokeFangirl    

When is Oprah going to realize she's not an actress? She gets roles because of who she is, who she knowels, and the amount of money she owns. Most critics will never bash her out of fear of being blacklisted. We get it she misses the hundreds of millions of brain dead sheep (women), and the few men, who followed her ever word and agreed with her every thought without thinking. But seriously she needs to find better way to be a famewhore and leave the paying gig to someone who isn't already billionaire, can act, and actually needs a paycheck.

28 days ago
8.

J    

It would be great if she won an Oscar , of course she does well.

28 days ago
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Dee    

I'm expecting another Richard Pryor movie to be released in the near future. Hopefully this one will be good.....but it seems off to me somehow

28 days ago
10.

The Del Rubio Triplets    

Ehmehgehrd Orprah!

28 days ago
11.

Sasha    

I love Oprah the richest black woman alive. A black woman who got all her funds and didnt allow white conglomerates to buy her out. She profits off her name alone. love her

28 days ago
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JR    

Quite obvious she wants that Oscar. And this is proof she's putting money towards it.

28 days ago
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Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Working/whoring hard for that oscar dude huh

28 days ago
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breezy    

Well, she's got the whore part down ... Liberal whore

28 days ago
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karmasue    

Well, awesome since Oprah needs the income and needs the exposure. She sure needs this...glad she didn't get the role instead of a talented actress waiting tables living day to day waiting for her chance...yep really happy for Oprah... (as I roll my eyes)

28 days ago
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