Oprah tapes her final shows

Twenty-five years of Oprah shows are nearly coming to a close, and all the major stars are coming out of the woodwork to join in the celebrations.  Beyoncé, Dakota Fanning, Tom Cruise, and even Madonna came out to Chicago to take part in the taping of the three final episodes of Oprah’s final season.

Other famous guests included Will Smith, Tom Hanks, Queen Latifah, Stevie Wonder, and recently-separated Maria Shriver.  The three shows were taped in front of a live audience of nearly 20,000 screaming fans, and will air next week on May 23, 24, and 25.  After that, Oprah will be working full time on her new network, OWN.

Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder Headline Bonnaroo Day 2

Jay-Z and Stevie Wonder tore up the main stage last night for day 2 of the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Around 70,000 people were reportedly in attendence at Bonnaroo for Staruday’s final main-stage show.

Jay-Z at Bonnaroo Music Festival
Jay-Z at Bonnaroo Music Festival

“Wait till I tell my mom Stevie Wonder stayed for my set!” Jay-Z yelled to the crowd before tearing into a 90-minute set on the main stage at Bonnaroo. Stevie Wonder, who played a two-hour set before Jay-Z, did indeed stay to check out Jay-Z’s performance. Although several high profile cameos were speculated for the set, the only guest on stage during Jay-Z’s set was Bridget Kelly, who stepped in on “Empire State of Mind”.

Meanwhile, over at the Bonnaroo comedy tent, Conan O’Brien joked with the crowd that he loves “nothing more than doing comedy in a tent at one in the afternoon for people who haven’t slept for two days.” O’Brien’s appearance at the Bonnaroo music festival marked the first time the comedian has ever performed at a festival. Fans reportedly started lining up at 5 AM to see the former Tonight Show host.

Other notable highlights from Saturday at Bonnaroo included reggae legend Jimmy Cliff having a serious blast on stage at 62 and Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo gifting the crowd with a Lady Gaga impersonation during the band’s set.

For more on the Bonnaroo Music Festival, visit Bonnaroo.com.

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