Oprah Winfrey’s last few shows are shortly approaching, and Momma O is excited.
"This is what I have to say about this night… Most people never live to see it. You know that? Most people never live to see it.
I'm still trying to wrap my brain around it. I can't even… I was talking to Jamie Foxx about that for a while and he said, 'What was that?' and I go 'What WAS that?' I don't know. I was able to really receive it in a way that I didn't think I could. All day long I was like, 'Accept the love, accept the love, accept the love…'"
Someone sounds a bit overwhelmed.
As for a special surprise, Aretha Franklin sang Amazing Grace which Oprah loved!
"Aretha Franklin actually coming out an singing 'Amazing Grace,' which I listen to every Sunday… put me in the rapture."
The Surprise Oprah: A Farewell Spectacularairs this coming May 23 and 24.
We'll be sad to see her go, but we're VERY excited for these final episodes!
Oprah's company Harpo Prods. has announced plans for the last couple of eps of the show.
According to a statement released by Harpo, the third-to-last and second-to-last episodes will be taped at the United Center in Chicago "to accommodate 'the biggest names in movie, music and TV.' ”
Here's what executive producer Sheri Salata had to say about Oprah's farewell:
“As most of our viewers know, being surprised is not one of Oprah’s favorite things. In the spirit of our farewell season, she is making a rare exception and we intend to make the most of the opportunity. It will be something to see!”
The two-part celeb-filled episodes will air on May 23-24. The series finale airs on May 25.
This is the way The Oprah Winfrey Show ends…and we fully approve! Way to go out with a bang!
Are U excited for the final three episodes of Oprah? What will U do after the show ends?
"It's been a fantastic journey. I've loved playing Erica Kane and working with [show creator] Agnes Nixon and all the incredible people involved with All My Children. I'm looking forward to all kinds of new and exciting opportunities."
It sounds like she is coping and already gearing up to find new projects to work on, but the actress was still initially saddened, tweeting:
"It saddens me that All My Children is canceled. I've loved playing Erica Kane and working with Agnes Nixon & the incredible people at AMC."
We loved you playing Erica Kane as well, Susan! She will be missed, but hopefully we'll still be seeing your acting for years to come!
You'll recall that in her premiere episode of her farewell season, Oprah gave away a trip to Australia to her entire studio audience. Well, check out the ride they're probably taking for the journey!
Joining forces with Uniter Airlines, Oprah now has her own special 757 to charter her guests down under and beyond! The plane will be flying about the country throughout Big O farewell season and was personally designed by O from floor to ceiling! The plane, which starts its journey out of Chicago O'Hare airport today, will stay in operation until May 2011, when Oprah finally says farewell!
This morning, Demi took to her Twitter one last time and bid us farewell as she disconnected herself from the Twittersphere. Like most other celebs, she could no longer take the constant backlash of messages and comments from those who don't adore her as we do. She post these final parting words on her page:
"About to say goodbye to twitter… I love my fans so much but the access that the other people have is uncomfortable to me. Twitterbreak. Peace."
Break? As in, you may return?!
For the record, she hasn't deleted her page all together like SOME people, and since she posted her farwell speech, she has already retweeted someone and sent a shoutout to Eva Longoria!
Perhaps there is hope! Stay with us, Demi! We need at least one Disney Channel star whose dreams and love have been crushed by a JoBro to stay with us!
Last night in Nashville, Brooks & Dunn ended an almost 20-year-long career with one last concert. The gig appropriately benefited the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and fans packed the Bridgestone Arena for the two-hour epic concert.
As Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks came to the stage, they treated their devoted fans to a high energy show that will go down in country history. As Brooks told the crowd: "This is not a funeral. We did show up to party."
And party they did! Check out the video of their opening Play Something Country from last night! (above)