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The Oprah is quite astonishing. Her ability to anoint -- Twitter, The Reader, Obama -- truly boggles the imagination and confounds all reason. Oprah, quite simply, doesn't lose (Except, perhaps in the California primary against The Clintons).
All that victory can go to ones head. Hugh Jackman told Howard Stern today an interesting story about dining with The Oprah. From HowardStern.com:
"Asked about the gay rumors that have plagued his career, Hugh shrugged: 'I think it means you've finally made it, right? You can't be in this business without [that] rumor.' Hugh also laughed about an odd scene at one of Oprah's recent dinner parties - after a brief exchange with his host, Oprah turned to the rest of the diners and shouted: 'Everybody stop! We're having the most interesting conversation at the table! Hugh, tell everyone what we're talking about.'"
This is exactly the sort of thing that could just as easily have been uttered by Livia Drusilla in Suetonius' Vita Divi Claudii.