Pushing 'Precious' at the Toronto Film Fest

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Oprah smiles as she arrives to the red carpet for the gala screening of "Precious" during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. (AP)

Where in the world is Oprah Winfrey? This week she was in Toronto. Because even though producer Lee Daniels has an Oscar-winning movie to his credit, he still needed some big-time help to draw attention to his latest film about a girl who overcomes crushing abuse.

So who do you call? Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry: The two are executive producers of "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" (really, what's up with that silly, legalese title?), which had a premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend.

In an interview with the Associated Press, Winfrey said she was happy to help bring more attention to the film. "Everyone needs someone to help them navigate," the TV talk show host explained. "I had Bill Cosby, Quincy Jones, Sidney Poitier and Maya Angelou who I look to. You can't do that on your own. Someone has to show it to you."

Of course, Oprah seized the opportunity not only to attend and be seen, but to chronicle the event. Her own camera crews were tagging along, getting footage for an upcoming edition of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" about the movie.

You can already watch the trailer for the film on the Oprah site.

Oprah and Tyler Perry arrive at the screening of the film "Precious" during the Toronto International Film Festival. (AP)

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According to martiniboys.com, Oprah barely had time to smile for the cameras before jumping back in her limo and speeding out of town: http://www.martiniboys.com/martiniboys/articles/Salacious-Celeb-Gossip-from-TIFF-2009-13358.html

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