Trying Something New
"Almost every day upstairs, I'm sitting at my desk, I look out my office window at a building that's right across the street from me, and I wonder, 'Who lives over there? What are they doing?'" she says.
Adrianne and Scott's beautiful home was once a Nabisco bakery—and their entire kitchen used to be one gigantic oven!
Watch Oprah's grand tour of her neighbors' apartment.
The spacious house is also very organized. In fact, Adrianne and Scott call themselves "neat freaks." "We have a place for everything," says Adrianne.
And, while Oprah has never been to their home before, one of her friends has—Nate Berkus created the interior design! "When we moved to Chicago, I saw some of the things that he did [in local magazines], and I really liked him," she says. "So I called him up!"
Oprah decides to return their hospitality by inviting the couple to a taping of the show. And she has one more surprise. "I believe that whenever you visit somebody's house, you're supposed to take some kind of gift," Oprah says. "I had a present for you, and then when I walked in and saw that house, how neat it was, I thought it would add too much clutter to your house."
Oprah decided to swap her original gift with something she is sure Scott and Adrianne will love—a case of Dom Pérignon champagne for their next party!
To learn a new groove, Gayle enrolls in a hip-hop dance lesson at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. "I've decided how I'd like to live my life is to be a decent dancer on the floor," she says. "I'm not even saying I have to be great, just decent."
Gayle's dance instructor is Tweetie, a choreographer who has worked with some of the best artists in hip-hop, including Jay-Z, Destiny's Child and Fergie. Soon Gayle is working up a sweat!
While she says she might have been the oldest person in the class, Gayle wasn't embarrassed at all. "I don't know how to do it, [but] I want to learn how to do it. So why should I feel humiliated because I want to learn something new?" she says.
Learn hip-hop dance moves with Oprah and Gayle.
Oprah, Gayle and the audience all learn some basic steps to update their dancing style, starting with "snap your fingers," a move created by Lil Jon. "In the club, if you're hip-hopping [and] that's the only move you have, you can do that all night to the beat," Tweetie says.
They also learn Digital Underground's "humpty hump," DJ Webstar and Young B's "chicken noodle soup" and Yung Joc's "motorcycle." Then they put some of the moves together for the ultimate hip-hop routine. "I'm taking this to my next wedding!" Adam says.