SHE DID IT HER WAY: At the end of the 2005-2006 television year, Oprah Winfrey will no longer produce a daily television show. Who will replace her and her ability to increase the self-esteem and literacy of so many Americans? Possibly Geraldo? I hear that reporting gig isn't going so well for him.
Maybe Oprah and Donahue can start a support group for former talk show hosts; and with Sally retiring after the end of the 2004 season, they'll get another member. At least we'll have former star of the hilarious John Waters flick "Hairspray" to keep us entertained: Ricki Lake. Only, I hope that by the 2004 season she will have figured out that the pregnancy test episodes are getting a bit stale. And don't get me started on those "Am I a woman or a man" episodes.