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Oprah Winfrey Tells Racked Chicago She's "Got More to Worry About Than Politics Right Now"

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Meanwhile, in the Midwest, our sister site Racked Chicago stopped by the afterparty for Oprah Winfrey's last-ever show taping.

Last night after the tear-jerking taping of The Surprise Spectacular, Oprah and friends retreated to the Four Seasons where the exclusive after party was held. Guests like Oprah's Mom Vernita Lee, Gayle King, Halle Berry, Michael Jordan, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell, Maria Shriver, Dr. Phil, Alicia Keys, Carson Kressley, Suze Orman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jamie Foxx, Kelsey Grammer, and Aretha Franklin. If you were following us on Twitter, you would know that Stevie Wonder arrived at the after party at 2:30 AM while a short time later Oprah left the after party at 3:19 AM. While many of the other stars were ushered out in a whirl of fans, Stedman left on foot and walked to his home nearby.
There's a full run-down of the evening's festivities over at Racked Chicago, plus details on what Winfrey told our editor Jared Hatch. Oh, PS, Winfrey wore Badgley Mischka.
· Oprah wore Badgley Mischka to the after-party [Racked Chicago]