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Oprah & HBO Accused of Taking Advantage of Henrietta Lacks … So Says Lacks Family

UPDATE …. **Crown Publishing is pushing back on Lawrence Lacks’ “inaccurate portrayal” accusations  and has responded via “a spokesperson from the Crown Publishing Group” with this statement: “Rebecca Skloot’s critically acclaimed and prize-winning book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, is a meticulously researched and reported work of independent journalism that we have been proud […]

New Trailer: Oprah Winfrey in HBOs’ ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

*HBO has dropped a first look trailer of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” its upcoming telepic featuring Oprah Winfrey in the lead. It’s the true story of the African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line after many other such efforts failed — but without her permission or […]

Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films’ ‘Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

*Oprah Winfrey has signed on to play the lead role in HBO Films’ “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” a feature-length adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s non-fiction best seller about an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Veteran Broadway director-producer George C. Wolfe wrote the adaptation and will […]