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Oprah -- Tears, Drama, Shameless Promotion

11/20/2009 1:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Oprah just made her big announcement live on her show -- revealing the "real" reason she's walking away after 25 years.

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She started strong, then began to cry, then regained her composure -- and in between shameless promotion for her next season, Oprah told her audience that pulling the plug, "feels right."

"I love this show ... this show has been my life and I love it enough to know when it's time to say goodbye. 25 years feels right in my bones and my spirit. It's the perfect number, the exact right time."

And then there was this moment:

"For some of you, long time Oprah viewers, you have literally grown up with me ... we've grown together ... you had your family and you raised your children and you left a spot for me in your morning or afternoon -- depending on when the Oprah show airs in your town."

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Tired already    

Just. Go. Away.

1610 days ago
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Scotter    

Goodbye. would never watch her. she not good for our country. she like OBAMA. OBAMA HEALTH CARE NO GOOD. GOODBYE WONT BE MISS AT ALL. MABY SHE CAN GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE. GOODBYE OBAMA WONT TO TAKE OVER EVER THING. FOX NEWS. IS NO ONE. GLENN BECK COMMON SENSE. OBAMA GET GLENN BECK'S BOOK COMMON SENSE.

1610 days ago
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200Jen    

TMZ... is ur head in the clouds.. Oprah lied about her reasons for leaving the show. She is Ending her show, So she can be OBAMA'S RUNNING-MATE FOR 2012,.... She wants to jump on that bandwagon,and obamo owes her, for her supporting him, and getting her millions of viewers to vote for him. I PROMISE YOU!! come 2011 you will see this... COME 2011 OBAMA WILL RUN FOR PRESIDENT w/ OPRAH RUNNING AS HIS VICE PRESIDENT for 2012;...

1610 days ago
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Brian MD    

One can only hope the tears were because she realizes she should have got her fat-ass out of there before releasing Dr. Phil on the world. Don't let the door hit you, where the good lord split you.

1610 days ago
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Bobo Frog    

Oprah is great. God forbid someone like Oprah try to actually do something positive for the world, unlike most of the sorry sacks on these message boards who malign her.

1610 days ago
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buc    

basically...there is a glut of female hosted talk shows....there will not be one person filling her shoes, however the juggernaut known as ellen is in a prime position to expand ...her show has followers, her dog food gives to charity, and she constantly gives her studio and viewing audiences prizes...she works clean, and has a positive attitude...it won't be the end of oprah...she will be the female tyler perry and like howard stern...in the future, you will have to pay to see oprah...it's just business

1609 days ago
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Alexa    

Shameless promotion for her upcoming season? All she said was that for her last season that they're in the works to look for different ways to make it the best season ever. Slow news day, Harvey?

1609 days ago
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Kel Anders    

Hey, I read the article on media bias by Charles Thomson that was recommended, WRT Michael Jackson etc - it's really a biased article, LOL! There is no substantiation of any his statements, no evidence of what he reports is indeed fact, just a bunch of heresay. But get this, ALL of the comments posted by readers of his blog are positive - not one questioning his statements or making negative comments about the article. I posted one questioning the article and it got removed, LOLOLOL! Then I tried again just asking why one was not allowed to question things and it won't let me post now. Talk about biased and one sided.

1609 days ago
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sasha    

Oprah is leaving in 2011 cause she knows, like the other rich illuminaties in her level, that the world will be endingin in 2012 . She will need 1 year to get ready to go into a spaceship to leave this earth while we will going through extermination.

1608 days ago
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Oval Beach    

"depending on when the Oprah show airs in your town."??? OMG...Until I finally saw this video, I seriously thought that THAT part of the line was made up by TMZ and added in as a funny commentary on how anal she is with what she says and does. OMG...LOL...She actually said that. What a mind blower that was. WOW!!!

1606 days ago
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len    

Thank you God.The know it all mouthpiece is going .Most people give 2 weeks notice This blimp gives more than a year.Windbag, such a lardass. Does she expect us to mourn.Her own network.Wonderful.It will most definitely not be confused with the Knowledge network.

1606 days ago
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mitch myers    

fat bloviating hog!

1610 days ago
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DAVID    



Sha Na Na Na, Sha Na Na Na, Hey Hey Now, Goodbye.

Will be so nice not to have to hear about her self promoting anymore. Fat one day, on a diet the next. Everytime her weight gets under control, she realizes how big it makes her head.

Hope she and Gale live happily ever after.

Adio

1610 days ago
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doc murry    

damn girl........your fat

1610 days ago
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Only marry foreign women    

I am puzzled how a never married, never had children, lesbian can have authority on wisdom and advise on family and spiritual matters. She does have a rabid following. Oprah is the de facto CFO (Chief Feminist Officer) of America's women's movement. You go girl…more victimhood and entitlements for the ladies. This will make strengthen America's position on the world stage.

1610 days ago
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