It’s the question every fan of The Oprah Show is asking: Can I get a free new car? No, sorry, that’s just me. No, what we’re all wondering is: Who will be the final guest on Oprah’s final episode?
Don’t expect an answer here – Harpo is as quiet as a mouse when it comes to the identity of Oprah’s final guest. It’s a very, very well-kept secret, one that has bloggers and fans considering all angles.
And the talk show maven has already had a buzz-y season – it’s difficult to imagine how she can top guests Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, David Arquette, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, today’s Johnny Depp, and the upcoming James Frey. Nevertheless, many are speculating, with their best guesses ranging from Jim Carrey to Stedman Graham. So who would you like to see as Oprah’s final guest?
Personally, I love the idea of Graham as a guest. Though many have guessed that Oprah may serve as the final Oprah Show guest – how do you get much bigger than the talk show queen herself? – the mysterious Graham would give us far more perspective into Oprah. There’s a good chance, too, that Oprah could nab Tucson shooting victim Gabrielle Giffords for her final program, someone who would serve as a perfect Oprah guest: An influential, well-known headline-maker with a touching story that ends on an uplifting note. If we prefer to look at it from an entertainment angle, why not gather the subjects of the most scandalous story of the 2000s – Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Jennifer Aniston – in a room to talk it out? Or invite fellow Chicagoan Roger Ebert on the show to talk about his struggles with thyroid cancer and rebirth as a social media savant?
What about you, PopWatchers? Who would you like to see as Oprah’s final guest? And who do you think it will be?
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