With all of the planning, prepping, and Hawaii vacationing that went into celebrating Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday this month, we forgot that the country’s other most powerful woman is reaching a major milestone this January—Oprah Winfrey, who rings in her 60th year of being superior to everyone else on Planet Earth tomorrow. So just why isn’t the media empress reportedly going forward with her previous plans for a fabulous birthday party?
Because, according to E!, “the guest list was getting out of control so she decided to cancel” her party. While we understand the hassle of wrangling a guest list, it seems as though Oprah has overcome far greater obstacles in her 21,914 days than a list of possible invitees. It sounds to us as though this may just be an elaborate ruse to throw her outer circle of friends off her trail, thereby not offending anyone when a gold-plated invitation carried by doves does not arrive at their door.
Meanwhile, CBS This Morning co-anchor and Oprah B.F.F. Gayle King lets us know that just because Oprah is not having a party—wink, wink—does not mean that gifts are not welcome. Among her suggestions to E!: books and cashmere.
ONTD, Which celebrities are on your birfday guest list?