Oprah Sets Visit to 'Letterman' -- Her First Since Landmark Appearance in 2005 LA Times
Oprah Winfrey is finally ready for a return visit to CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" -- her first since a highly publicized appearance on the show eight years ago.
"Her return, which will take place Aug. 1, marks her second visit to the show -- the first was that aggrandized appearance in 2005 when she promoted the Broadway musical 'The Color Purple,' which she produced," the Los Angeles Times reports. "It was a historic TV moment (for some). It seemed to signal a burying of the hatchet after a 16-year feud -- apparently the product of a 1989 dine and ditch tab, which was later compounded with Letterman's infamous Uma-Oprah joke as host of the Academy Awards in 1995. It's a feud that Winfrey implied was all in Letterman's head when she appeared on his show."
Letterman has since appeared on "Oprah's Next Chapter" on Winfrey's OWN cable channel.
This time around, the catalyst appears to be Winfrey's upcoming film project.
"Since she can't interview herself (wait, it's Oprah -- she probably can?), Winfrey is heading to the 'Late Show' once more to get the word out about her upcoming film 'Lee Daniels' The Butler,'" the Times reports. "In it, the network executive stars as Gloria Gaines, wife of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker,) who served as a White House butler. The film, which is based on the account of former White House butler Eugene Allen, is set for an Aug. 16 release."
Here's a look at what went down last time Winfrey visited Letterman's show: