Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is among the Hollywood notables sounding off on Oprah Winfrey’s decision to step down from her throne as the most enterprising mogul in the history of modern television. Ellen took to her stage on Thursday to tell her audience about Oprah’s decision to end The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2011, wrapping up 25 years of groundbreaking television. The comedienne is finding it hard to imagine a world without Oprah.
“I don’t think I could be here without her. I think she has blazed a trail,” said Ellen, who added that Oprah phoned her this afternoon to break the news. The ladies bonded after Ellen’s dogged pursuit to get on the cover of O Magazine earlier this year. Her dream finally came true when Oprah invited the star to join her on the holiday-themed December 2009 issue, now on newsstands.
“She will always be the queen of daytime television,” El remarked, before adding, “She also said she is leaving me all of her money.”