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Oprah Gets All Uppity With Whoopi

7/13/2006 7:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi GoldbergEven though Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg ascended to fame together in 1985's "The Color Purple," Oprah apparently didn't seem fit to include Whoopi in her extravagant, year-in-the-making Legends Weekend, a glitzy, over-the-top celebration of the vanguard of African-American women back in May.

Whereas everyone from Maya Angelou to Gladys Knight to Toni Morrison was celebrated over the weekend with a luncheon, a ball and a brunch, Whoopi was nowhere to be seen. Though both stars have denied a rift resulting in the snub, Goldberg's omission was noticeable, especially when lesser lights like Angela Bassett, Audra McDonald, and Brandy were feted (in a grouping called "The Young'uns").

Parade magazine asked its readers to weigh in on whether Whoopi should have been invited to the event, and a resounding 76% said that Oprah was indeed wrong to exclude the actress-comedian from the weekend. Read some of the reaction and the full scoop from Parade here.

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Observer    

We've had enough of Oprah.

1600 days ago
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kidi    

They Look Alike

1569 days ago
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lucilleginsburg    

READ THE KITTY KELLY.OPRAH AND YOU WILL KNOW WHY NO WHOOPI SHAME ON YOU OPRAH

1406 days ago
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Patty    

I love Oprah and Whoopi and I am glad they are talking and working out whatever the problem was. I dont think their was a problem. I think some miscommuncations were out of control. And maybe both of them are stubborn. I just want them to be friends and I hope they remain friends. the color purple was a good movie and it was because of these two.

1385 days ago
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