After 25 years, Winfrey tapes her final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, sharing with the audience her favorite memories and things she's learned along the way. "My greatest wish for all of you … is that you carry whatever you are supposed to be doing and don't waste any more time," she says, thanking her fans and adding that she feels "all sweet, no bitter" about the end.
Making her return to the silver screen, Winfrey stars as the wife of White House butler Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker) in Lee Daniels' The Butler. "Lee doesn't care what your name is," she says of joining an ensemble cast, though she admits, "I suppose it would surprise a lot of people that I can take direction so well, because it's very hard for me to stay out of it!" The film opens at No. 1 over opening weekend.
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