Oprah can turn your low-budget indie movie into an Oscar contender

Oh sure, Oprah came on board to executive produce "Precious" after the small film, based on the true story of an obese, abused teen living in the ghetto, was already completed and subsequently raved about at the Sundance Film Festival. But there's no doubt that attaching her name will translate into bigger box office for the heart-wrenching film (which stars Gabourey Sidibe, pictured) that most might not otherwise hear about -- especially now that she's making headlines for ditching her daytime show. -- Denise Martin, latimes.com
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