Star-Studded Oprah Winfrey Taping Set In Chicago

Thousands of Oprah Winfrey fans are expected in Chicago for a star-studded, double taping of her talk show as it approaches its finale.

The show dubbed "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular" starts Tuesday evening at the United Center, just blocks from Winfrey's long-time studios. Winfrey's producers say the guest lineup is a secret, but they promise "the biggest names in movies, music and television."

Tickets were free and distributed to fans through a lottery. The episodes will air May 23 and 24, before Winfrey's final show on May 25.

Executive producer Sheri Salata says Winfrey is "in great spirits, energized and taking in every last bit of these final days."

Winfrey announced in November 2009 that she would end "The Oprah Winfrey Show" this year after 25 years.


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  • by pete Location: grifton on May 17, 2011 at 04:00 PM
    Should have been flushed year's ago.
  • by BABBE Location: ENC on May 17, 2011 at 02:49 PM
    Glad she is going. She has spewed enough liberal garbage! She has corrupted enough lives with her lack of morals. Too bad she will be having other shows that will be as bad or worse.
  • by Anonymous on May 17, 2011 at 02:32 PM
    Speaking of Blah blah blah.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on May 17, 2011 at 11:39 AM
    One thing about it; she can't take her wealth with her. None of us can. She might as well give it away while she can get credit for it here, on planet Earth. In the end, we all return to dust. Perhaps, her humanitarian acts will put her on a higher pedestal, as I do think she means well by giving all that crazy-over-the-top gifts to her audiences.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on May 17, 2011 at 11:35 AM
    ...and the people who care...sound of crickets chirping...
  • by BLA on May 17, 2011 at 11:24 AM
    Come on now!Almost everybody likes OKRA.
  • by Ethel Location: BC on May 17, 2011 at 10:39 AM
    Big Woo.
  • by US-First Location: Greenville on May 17, 2011 at 08:02 AM
    I heard this will be the biggest Oprah give away show ever! She plans to give an Obama to every country in the world so it can self destruct all at the same time. Brilliant!
  • by ??? Location: Martin County on May 17, 2011 at 07:42 AM
    Glad to hear she is finally quitting. She is raciest anyway. Never did like her...Never will.
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      by agree on May 17, 2011 at 08:46 AM in reply to ???
      I agree. I don't like her either. I don't know why people go gaga over her and every other celebrity. They're regular people just like you and me, they just happened to be in the public eye.
  • by I Fought the Law on May 17, 2011 at 07:15 AM
    Oh wow I'm riveted to my seat and can't hardly wait! Just think, all those hollyweird celebrities that we so admire for their warm character and wholesome morals. I hope she throws in a batch of the most admired politicians too!!!
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