Before the final season even begins taping, executive producer Sheri is hard at work planning a cast reunion with Oprah. "What could be more perfect?" Sheri says. "The 25th anniversary of The Oprah Show coincides with the 25th anniversary of The Color Purple."
With a cast reunion, however, comes addressing the longtime rumors of an alleged feud between Oprah and co-star Whoopi Goldberg. "There's a perception in the public that Whoopi and Oprah are feuding or not speaking or don't get along," Sheri says. "Big booking on this."
Oprah says she's not sure where the story started. "Over the years I'd hear that Whoopi had made a snide comment about me or something," she says. "I tried not to take any of that personally because I wasn't hearing it myself and didn't hear it directly. I just thought, 'I don't know what that is, but I will just sort of keep my distance from it.'"