Oprah Winfrey's Star-Studded Farewell Taping

See the A-listers – Halle Berry! Maria Shriver! Madonna! – who bid adieu to the talk-show queen at Chicago's United Center

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MARIA SHRIVER

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Shriver shelves her heartbreak for a moment to applaud good friend Oprah Winfrey during the star-studded taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular" at Chicago's United Center on Tuesday. "You've given me love, support, wisdom," Shriver said. "And most of all, the truth."

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MADONNA

MADONNA
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Now this is a royal affair! The Queen of Pop goes in to hug the Queen of Talk on stage. "A lot of people are inspired by Oprah. I am one of those people," Madonna says. "She has balls and a wealth of compassion, and I have learned so much from her."

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KRISTIN CHENOWETH

KRISTIN CHENOWETH
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The singer-actress serenades the talk-show host with "For Good" (from her musical Wicked), as scholarship recipients who have benefited from Oprah's generosity stand behind the Broadway star as she sings, "I know I'm who I am today, because I knew you."

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ARETHA FRANKLIN

ARETHA FRANKLIN
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After being introduced by Oprah's longtime love Stedman Graham, a slimmed-down Franklin takes the stage to inject some soul into the evening, singing "Amazing Grace."

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ROSIE O'DONNELL

ROSIE O'DONNELL
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The former talk-show host – who will return to daytime TV on OWN – gives Oprah props in a jazzy sing-along where she introduces Oprah's protégés, Dr. Phil McGraw, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Nate Berkus.

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BEYONCé

BEYONCé
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Knowles put a sexy twist on the tuxedo while introducing her new single, "Run the World (Girls)," on the United Center stage. "Because of you, women everywhere have graduated to a new level of understanding of who we are, of what we are and most of all, who we can be," the singer says.

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TOM HANKS & RASCAL FLATTS

TOM HANKS & RASCAL FLATTS
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The Oscar-winning actor, who acted as master of ceremonies, shows the crowd his O face after country group Rascal Flatts serenades Oprah with their song, "I Won't Let Go." "You are surrounded by nothing but love," Hanks tells Oprah.

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HALLE, KATIE & QUEEN LATIFAH

HALLE, KATIE & QUEEN LATIFAH
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"The essence of The Oprah Winfrey Show is that we're all more alike than we are different," Berry says as she shares the stage with Queen Latifah and Holmes, who adds, "Oprah, we love you."

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TOM CRUISE

TOM CRUISE
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He didn't jump a couch, but Cruise still made a grand entrance, striding onto the stage to the theme music from Mission: Impossible. The actor quotes Glinda the Good Witch from The Wizard of Oz to Oprah, "You always had the power [to change lives], and that is the lesson you brought."

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USHER

USHER
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What a kiss-up! After serenading Oprah with "Oh Happy Day," Usher gives the talk-show queen a sweet smooch while taking the stage with Simon Cowell, Will Smith, Michael Jordan, Cruise and O'Donnell.

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MARIA SHRIVER & GAYLE KING

MARIA SHRIVER & GAYLE KING
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The woman of the hour shares a sweet embrace with her two best girlfriends, Shriver and constant companion Gayle King, during the star-studded taping in Chicago.

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