Gayle King -- Following the Leader...

Gayle King's reaction to Oprah calling it quits in 2011 was simple: "If she's happy, I'm happy for her."


O's BFF was in NYC today, where she made it clear that even after Oprah's off the air she "can't be replaced."

And just like O, Gayle also threw out a shameless plug -- making sure to promo what time Oprah airs in NYC.