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Posted at 8:06 AM ET, 01/17/2009

Inaugural Gawking: Where Will Oprah Be?

By Liz Kelly

Oprah Winfrey attends the Alvin Ailey 50th Anniversary Opening Night Gala in New York in December. (AP)

Oprah Winfrey is coming to D.C. She may already be here. She plans to tape two very special shows at the Kennedy Center. That much is certain. But how will the enthusiastic Obama fan plan spend the rest of her time in D.C.? Her plans have been a bit under wraps. A rumored Oprah-fronted inaugural ball seems to have evaporated, but that doesn't mean O won't be all over the week's festivities.

Below, the latest intel on Oprah's D.C. visit:

According to the New York Post, Oprah -- the queen of daytime talk -- has booked the $15,000-a-night "Royal Suite" for five nights. The suite's many perks include a personal shopping assistant, private exercise room and "a sculptural bathtub [with a] a crystal fixture elegantly draped overhead."

Sunday: Oprah is rumored to be among the guests for The Root's Sunday evening ball at the National Museum of American History. (TheRoot.com). Confirmed guests include Spike Lee, John Singleton, Chris Tucker and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Monday: Production of Oprah's show will effectively shut down the Kennedy Center and guests include Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Bono, Will.i.am, Faith Hill, Seal, David Foster, and Mary J. Blige and maybe even Scarlett Johansson. But if you don't already have tickets (and they sold out in early December), stay away. It's doubtful you'll get close enough for a sighting.

In the evening, Oprah is expected to make an appearance at Arianna Huffington's Huffington Post Ball at D.C.'s Newseum.

Wednesday: Oprah moves live production of her show to Capitol Hill's Art and Soul Restaurant. Located in the Liaison Hotel, the eatery is owned by Oprah's former personal chef, Art Smith. Guests are rumored to include Forest Whitaker, Jon Bon Jovi and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.

TBD: Oprah is allegedly throwing a private brunch at a secret location at an equally secret date and time.

Where will O spend inauguration day itself? Your guess is as good as mine.

By Liz Kelly  | January 17, 2009; 8:06 AM ET
Categories:  Celebrities, Inauguration  
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Comments

None of those people are the real Oprah. Oh, sure, "Oprah" will be in all those places -- fake Oprahs, decoys, swarming DC like all those men with the bowler hats in the art museum in "The Thomas Crown Affair."

The REAL Oprah is going to be plotting her world takeover from her spaceship beneath the Capitol. You heard it here first.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | January 17, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Really, why all the secrecy? It's not like she will be the the most high profile target in DC this week. Even if she does THINK she is.

Posted by: epjd | January 17, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

For what it's worth, she wasn't at Los Portales in Glen Burnie on Saturday night, nor was she at a liquor store somewhere in Linthicum Heights.

So that's two places down, how many more to go?

Posted by: byoolin1 | January 17, 2009 11:40 PM | Report abuse

Unless I am very much mistaken, Oprah's dress appears to be made of the same material that Mickey Rourke's shoes were made of in that picture of him earlier this week.

Posted by: byoolin1 | January 18, 2009 7:28 AM | Report abuse

I'd like inform you that Scarlett Johansson "actress"actually is a clone from original person,who has nothing with acting career.Clone was created illegally using stolen biomaterial.Original Scarlett Galabekian last name is nice, CHRISTIAN young lady.I'll tell more,those clones(it's not only 1)made in GERMANY-world leader manufacturer of humans clones,it's in Ludwigshafen am Rhein,Rhineland-Palatinate,Mr.Helmut Kohl home town.You can't even imaging the scale of the cloning activity.But warning,H.Kohl staff strictly controlling their clones spreading around the world,they're NAZI type disciplined and mind controlled,be careful get close with clones you will be controlled too.Original family didn't authorize any activity with stolen biomaterials,no matter what form it was created in,it's all need to be back to original family control in Cedars-Sinai MedicalCenter in LA.Controlling clones is US military operation.Original Scarlett never was engaged,by the way

Posted by: galabs2000 | January 18, 2009 9:11 AM | Report abuse

byoolin
Unless I am very much mistaken, Oprah's dress appears to be made of the same material that Mickey Rourke's shoes

Similar material, except in red, appeared to have been used in the football shoes that Larry Fitzgerald wore yesterday.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 19, 2009 8:54 AM | Report abuse

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