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Oprah Watch: Plans for Obamarama the Sequel

By Ali Trachta in Miscellaneous on Dec 5, 2008 10:01PM

2008_12_5obamacrazedoprah.jpgAfter the holiday, we were ready to hunker down under a blanket and catch up on our Oprah Watch-ing, but were dismayed to find a week's worth of repeats coming down the pipeline. But we get it, Oprah's got priorities. While she left us to revisit Barbara Walters' sultry affair and deets on the latest internet scam, Oprah took time off to plan Obamarama Take 2. We figured she wasn't done celebrating, but it turns out the Obama Inauguration Special the Oprah camp has planned will be more grandiose than we thought. It appears Oprah will shoot her show from Washington D.C. all inauguration week, and has rented out the Opera House at the Kennedy Center for the occasion. As she told Access Hollywood, "See you there...that's the place to be." (If Access Hollywood's invited, we assume our invitation is on its way.)

If this sounds like an event only Oprah could pull off, that's probably because she's "officially" one of the most powerful people around. The Hollywood Reporter just ranked Ms. Winfrey number 1 on their list of most influential women in entertainment "based on her dizzying array of Oprah-branded media and her immense cultural influence." Dizzying indeed. No argument here. [S-T]