O prah Winfrey loves to surprise her audiences when it comes to cars, big ticket prizes or transporting them across the globe, but she’ll soon be the one on the receiving end of the shockers as some of the biggest names in show business gather to give the talk titan a send-off to remember.
“Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular” will celebrate the close of Oprah’s 25–year daytime TV run. The special event is set to tape at Chicago’s United Center on May 17, but the all-important celebrity guest list will remain strictly hush-hush until the big day. Maybe hush-hush to others, but I got the list here.
“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 that opportunity. It will be something to see!” executive producer Sheri Salata says in a statement.
The “Surprise Oprah!” event airs on May 23 and 24. The final episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” airs May 25. Free tickets for the special show will be available tomorrow at Oprah.com.