Oprah Winfrey invited her good friends, singer Alicia Keys, left, songwriter Diane Warren, center, and actress Niecy Nash, right, for a day of gospel music and blessings at her "Wisdom of Sundays" brunch to celebrate the release of her new book 'Wisdom of Sundays' at a private residence in Montecito, California on Sunday.

Actresses Kerry Washington, left, and Angela Bassett posed for a photo at the well-attended brunch. Other invited guests included Oprah's life partner Stedman Graham, rapper Common, pictured below with Oprah; director Ava Duvernay, actress Meagan Good, singers Bebe Winans, Andra Day, Yolanda Adams, and Erica Campbell; socialites Cookie Johnson (Magic's wife) and Erika Liles (Kevin's wife); publicist Marvet Britto, attorney Lisa Bloom, and more!

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Kerry Washington, left, posed with Uber exec Bozoma Saint John, center, and super publicist Marvet Britto, right.

Oprah addressed the rest of us peasants via video: "I wish you all could've been here to celebrate Wisdom Sundays," she said, "but because you couldn't be here, I'm offering you the book."

And if you're wondering why the billionaire needs book sales, Oprah added that "All proceeds go to my charity. I'm not taking a cent because I want the blessings of the book and words to help other people in the world."

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Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

  • thrift.store.jungle

    angela bassett is beautiful, inside and out, to me. she's my favorite auntie (in my head).

  • unknown user

    Oprahs a witch but Ms Bassett is my baby

  • Renee26

    Angela's body language in that picture with Keri gives me the impression that she felt uncomfortable in that embrace...Keri dress is cute

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Angela is so beautiful and Kerry. I wish I was related to Oprah and Angela.

  • Rayne

    Angela is looking 60+ shades of fine. The woman is bad!

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    Kerrys hairline is distracting. Where are her edges? Are they on vacation?

    I wish Oprah was my mama.

    Angela Bassett looking good.

  • bemetoo

    bih,,, i was thinking the same thing.. wheres monica??

  • bemetoo

    white man wouldnt let oprah hip go

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lol I had to scroll back up to see Kerry's hair

  • Yoni7

    His this her Legend's Ball under a new name?

  • Bashi22

    Angela Bassett Beautiful

  • Django the God

    She looks Kerry Washington's age.

  • Django the God

    Why's her head lookin' all almondy?

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Looks like they had a great time.

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  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Niecy Nash (all of that bawdy) is my second ex-wife after Tamra Hall.

  • SG

    First thing I noticed was her edges. Poor thing. Need some Jbco.

  • datATLboi

    ---- Waiting for my invitation next year like.........lol

  • datATLboi

    was Issa Rae there?!?!?!

  • KcoolMuziq

    I went to school with Niecy Nash. I attended her sit down SAG Conversation with Sherri Shepherd a couple of weeks ago. She's very down to earth with NO FILTER.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Many beautiful strong women were in attendance. Nothing but positive vibes. Great job Oprah!

  • Look@m3

    Oprah why cant you make this open to the public! I just want to come when the Gospel singers start blessing my soul. Its not fair the celebs get to only experience this... *rolls eyes*

  • Look@m3

    I love her

  • Look@m3

    Girl. If I could be her other friend,...Id take that!

  • 19awesomegrl97

    chick frm lake view Terrace is not cute

  • Hill Candy

    Who is the tall person, flower dress beside Cookie Johnson?

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Lol ikr

  • oshh16

    Yep and lay off stressing them.

  • Yoni7

    I had to take a second look. I thought Cookie was Natalie Cole for a second.

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    Alicia really needs to stop with this make up free protest...she needs some pink or bronze lip gloss that's it.

  • Karen Brady

    Thought Angela was Serena in the group pic. Thought Megan was Eve.

  • Karen Brady

    Oprah's a witch? lol

  • Karen Brady

    Now I know Common didn't leave Angela home.

  • Pamela

    What's going on with Ms Angela Bassette? She don't look right.

  • R in NYC

    Oprah is such a fraud. She's not even a Christian but calling this event a "Gospel Brunch". She's a New Age devotee. So glad I saw through her bullsh*t years ago and know her for who she is.....a Hollywood puppet.

  • vrj40

    Singer Monica was at the revolt awards program Saturday night in Miami that honored Latifah.

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  • dontgetblocked

    This looks like a bunch of bougie black folk who gathered for a photo up.

  • dontgetblocked

    She's let herself go. Those arms have some jiggle to them.

  • MythCalledLove

    Someone looks like a man with a wig and who is that with the lil hat? Should leave that to the expert women across the pond. The guest list is kinda odd. The Uber executive skin is beautiful., Bebe Winans I thought was Peter for a minute.

  • MythCalledLove

    That's the name of apartments in Norfolk or VA. Beach.. lol

  • Sleepy One

    Thats how I feel, especially the last one that she hosted. That video of all those legends singing will give you chills.

  • butchie4ever

    Bougie is what ghetto people call successful black people...uppity is what white folks call successful black people...in both cases its just hating....do better

  • Sweet Black Cherri

    Lmao! Damn right! Right there on Brambelton Ave!!

  • Look@m3

    That's what I was thinking when I posted this...I remember watching that mess like Dang Oprah really! You really gone bless my soul with this 2 piece snack, really!..Now she doing it again and only celebrities get to enjoy this! Just not right.

    I would have loved to be there with those legends singing! That was pretty dope!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Kerry Washington is too damn skinny. She could stand to gain 10 to 15 pounds

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  • ShWa

    Alicia is blowing up a lil bit.