To Ellen, Oprah will always be the queen of daytime television

By now, you’ve probably heard the news: Oprah will end her celebrated show on September 9, 2011, at the close of her 25th season as host of The Oprah Winfrey Show. According to E! Online, Winfrey will announce her intentions on today’s live show.

One of the first to express her love and appreciation for the Queen of Talk is Ellen DeGeneres, who had this to say during Thursday’s taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show:

Oprah has been a great friend to the LGBT community, doing much to promote awareness of our issues and struggles. And one of the highlights for us was the episode a few weeks ago in which Oprah devoted the hour to Ellen and her wife Portia de Rossi.

I’m sure we’re in for two years of celebrities and friends lining up to thank Oprah for everything she’s done — and we know that she will continue to support human rights whether on camera or off. But why wait to express our appreciation? What is your favorite Oprah moment? What would you like to see in her last season and a half?

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