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!
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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