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Oprah & Gayle Heat Things Up

9/11/2006 12:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oprah Winfrey nearly fainted from the Mississippi heat on a visit to her hometown last week.

With temperatures hovering near 90 degrees with 80 percent humidity, Oprah had to sit down and apply a cold compress to keep from passing out.

Oprah and her best gal pal, Gayle King, were in the talk show Queen's birthplace of Kosciusko to dedicate a state-of-art Boys & Girls Club, which Winfrey funded.

This is the most heated we've seen Ms. Oprah since the whole James Frey debacle back in January.

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