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The weekend-long festivities were also a chance for Oprah to demonstrate how old she isn't. Winfrey left the planning for her Jan. 29 birthday to DiMaio—with a special request: a slumber party. "The one," says DiMaio, "that she always wanted to have." And so, though the guests—celebs and old chums alike—behaved like adults on Friday night, eating Continental cuisine and sipping wine, on Saturday the birthday girl gave the boot lo the guys—including her fiancé, Stedman Graham, 42—and traded in her dress for pajamas. Then, says DiMaio, Oprah's female guests sat around her $975-a-night Hotel Bel-Air bungalow "talking until 3 o'clock in the morning. Oprah had a great time." So, for the record, did her banished beau. "Just getting out of this cold," says Graham, returned now to the subzero freeze of Chicago, "was a relief."