Following is a summary of current people news briefs. Oprah 'quietly figuring out' how to wield her political clout in 2020
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey, whose opinions can get millions of fans to try a new diet or turn a book into an international best-seller, is figuring out which Democratic candidate she will endorse in the crowded 2020 U.S. presidential race. Winfrey, who has ruled out running for the White House, told the Hollywood Reporter in an extensive interview released on Tuesday that she was "quietly figuring out where I'm going to use my voice in support." Fox renews 'Empire' without Jussie Smollett's character
U.S. television network Fox on Tuesday renewed drama series "Empire" for a sixth season but said there were no plans to bring back the character played by Jussie Smollett, the actor who said he was the victim of a hate crime in January. Chicago police accused Smollett of making up an attack against him, but the actor maintained his innocence and prosecutors dismissed criminal charges against him.
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