Oprah and Curtis Stone

Photo: George Burns

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Shrimps on the Barbie
"We had the great Australian chef Curtis Stone prepare a barbecue on a pristine white stretch of beach for the whole group. Oprah made a spectacular rock-star entrance via helicopter. When they saw her chopper coming through the clouds, the viewers were crying and laughing at the same time. I was watching it all from another helicopter, with Gayle, who was squeezing my hand for dear life." —Jill Van Lokeren