I’m going to take the over. Oprah was at the United Center taping her final show this evening (which caused the Bulls game to be played a day early) and here is a pic of the madness. Apparently everyone and their mother was also there including: Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Jerry Seinfeld, Patti Labelle, Beyoncé, Madonna, Oprah, Dakota Fanning, Maria Shriver, Halle Berry and plenty others to send Oprah off in style. Swag.
Huffington Post was there and reported the following:
Tens of thousands of Oprah Winfrey fans lined up at Chicago’s United Center Tuesday evening for the taping of “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular,” which may be the biggest gathering of A-list celebrities that the city has ever seen.
More than 154,000 people requested tickets to the two-show taping, and the lucky ticket winners were asked to be at the United Center by 5 p.m. when doors opened. The first taping began around 7 p.m., when Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise surprised the biggest star of the show–Winfrey herself. Then, a performance by Patti LaBelle and Josh Groban, a confession from Madonna, a video salute from Tina Fey and Steve Carell, a Dakota Fanning moment and a performance by Beyonce–all in the first hour.
Beyonce, who sang and danced to “Girls (Who Rule the World)” was reportedly unhappy with her first performance, so she did it again. The first show ended with appearances by Diane Sawyer, Halle Berry, Katie Holmes, Queen Latifah and a performance by Rascall Flatts.
The second part of the show (which will air on May 24) began around 9:30 p.m., when Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan surprised Winfrey. Actor Will Smith introduced Jordan, describing the United Center as the “house that Michael Jordan built.” His statue sits outside the building, where led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships during the 1990s.
“M.J. is in the house!” Winfrey yelled.
NBC Chicago shared the guest list for the second show:
The second show to be recorded will feature, among others: Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith, Jamie Foxx, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Seinfeld, Simon Cowell, Rosie O’Donnell, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr Phil McGraw, Nate Berkus, Gayle King, Maya Angelou, Tyler Perry, Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin, Usher and Maria Shriver.