Celebrating Oprah

Oprah Winfrey's All-Star Entourage

From her political allies to her Hollywood pals, meet Oprah's tight-knit inner circle


There are Oprah's Favorite Things, and then there are Oprah's favorite people. Among them: Julia Roberts, who has visited the Oprah show an astounding 22 times, beginning in 1989 for Steel Magnolias. In May 2011, Roberts returned for the final time with her Larry Crowne costar Tom Hanks to bid farewell to the talk-show host. "It's like sitting down at the kitchen table with friends," Oprah said of the experience.

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