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Gayle King

Sued By Matchmaker

For Not Delivering "Oprah"

9/21/2011 1:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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So if you had any doubt about whether Gayle King is a lesbian scratch that, because Gayle is being sued by a famous matchmaker who claims she hooked Gayle up with a bunch of "attractive, fit, and wealthy men," but Gayle reneged on her promise to put her on "Oprah."

Orly Hadida -- aka Orly the Matchmaker -- claims 2 years ago she made a deal with Gayle to provide her with matchmaking services.  According to the lawsuit, Orly waived her $500,000 fee, and in return Gayle promised to get Orly a guest spot on "Oprah."

Orly alleges she spent hundreds of hours hooking Gayle up with 5 men -- all fabulous.  Orly claims Gayle went on several dates with more than one of the men. 

According to the lawsuit, back in May Orly panicked, realizing Oprah's show was coming to a quick end.  So she says she sent Gayle an email, saying since she clearly wasn't going to appear on Oprah she wanted to get paid.

Gayle's rep had no comment.

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31.

Politico Pablo    

You've been bamboozled. Can't believe you excepted a verbal promise in lieu of payment. Maybe she can get you on Rosie's Show instead.

1097 days ago
32.

Jackie    

LOL....Why would she want to be on Oprah anyway. Free pass is what TMZ is giving this woman.

1097 days ago
33.

who dat    

Gayle is a fuzzbumper. Nice try with this bs.

1097 days ago
34.

dd    

This woman should be out of business with the fee she charges.

1097 days ago
35.

Claus    

Two desperate bitches. 500k......insane!

1097 days ago
36.

tilly     

I am so happy to not have to watch or hear about Oprah! The pounds of makeup she wore (usually copying one of her recent guests)did not hide the fact she had an ugly, selfish, and dishonest inside. I purchased her magazine one time when it first came out and she was on EVERY PAGE! I thought the cover was bad enough. What an ego. Now we have to hear about Gail, who is nobody newsworthy. Enough of both of them!!!!

1097 days ago
37.

diane    

u r mising the whole WOW factor here. who pays 500,000 dollars to find a man. come on now don't even need a comment on this one

1097 days ago
38.

agold    

Hundreds of hours? Comon. I think most people know they look in a cheap database and print out a list. Ridiculous.

1097 days ago
39.

yarly    

YaRly !!

1097 days ago
40.

alisemaria    

Seriously, I can't understand why she hasn't found someone yet. Do men not find her attractive or sexy or appealing? She's not a young gorgeous skinny model but look at Sherri Shepherd - she found herself a nice man. Hope Gayle finds hersel*****reat guy.

1097 days ago
41.

loe    

oh you think hooking up will get you a spot to Oprah? what will Oprah ask you? match maker? what is your job? Oh I am a match maker, I hook up wealthy men with women. Okay.. that is a great story BORING!

1097 days ago
42.

chucklehead    

Gayle, do this and you might have some luck in the romance department.

1st change your hair color it is too close to the color of your skin. darker, definately darker.and switch up your parfume.

2nd you must have a girl or guy friend who is not in the oprah economic demographic. and hang out with them. you can always have a pre-nup stop worrying about money and how little someone has. money will not determine the worth of man.

3rd learn to do for yourself. try cooking a meal for someone, take a cooking class and learn a few useful skills.

4th stop being so desparate. travel to a nice place alone, talk to people, do not make everything about work or finding a man.

1097 days ago
43.

jxtr    

Next time, she will remember to get a signed agreement with her clients. Plus, who in the hell would pay half a million dollars just to be set up on a date?

1096 days ago
44.

JUstin    

First of all.. Women hardly pay to join these services , Much less $500,000 ..PUUhlleasse !!!!

1096 days ago
45.

athena    

who cares not worth anything else written about them

1096 days ago
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