Oprah May be Grooming Gayle for the Takeover

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Word is, Oprah may appoint her BFF Gayle King as her successor:

Oprah has an impressive track record launching new shows – she was largely responsible for making stars out of Dr. Phil McGraw and Rachael Ray – but none of the present hosts have struck Oprah as the right choice to succeed her. So the mantle fell to the 54-year-old King.Trust and loyalty are important to Oprah, and Gayle has enjoyed a 30-year friendship with the queen of the airwaves. The pair met when both worked at a Baltimore, MD TV station in the 1970s. Gayle already has a myriad of duties within the Oprah empire….

Oprah has been very generous with Gayle through the years. Just last year, the 55-year-old superstar plunked down $7.5 million to buy a stunning penthouse apartment in Manhattan that Gayle uses as she wishes. But what her pal has really been pining for is to become Oprah’s successor on daytime TV.

Disclosed a friend: “It initially bruised Gayle’s pride that Oprah didn’t serioiusly consider her before…

“She would tell Oprah that she always has her back. She said McGraw and Ray used her clout to get where they wanted to go, but they never had any real loyalty to her.”…

Oprah still waffles on whether she’ll give up doing talk for good when her contract runs out in 2011 – but it’s clear to insiders she’ll give Gayle her own day in the sun at some point.

This may not be a wise choice given that Gayle’s last attempt at talk show queendom was a complete flop. Well, we all know how close these two are. We’re sure Oprah will give her boo best friend another shot.

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  • always knew

    I am proud of all Oprah’s success. However, can Gayle get a real job?? Being a best friend, is not a lifelong PAID gig…Well, in this case, maybe it is…

    (FIRST! 🙂 )

  • kahmmillion

    What the hell aren’t both of them the same damn age anyway…

  • checkoutmymelody

    Gayle’s weave is horrid…Oprah should loan her her stylist.

  • TastesMinty

    Gayle had her own talk show and it didn’t last for very long. Maybe O can give her some pointers though.

  • Serious

    Oprah please don’t mess up what you worked so hard for. I know Gayle is your BFF but no one really likes her except you. She needs a life of her own and quit trying to leave yours.

  • Serious

    I meant to say quit trying to live yours.

  • Razzell Dazzell

    Serious…maybe your right, I’ll pass the message on. Doesn anyone else notice how Gayle talks over Oprah on her Friday’s Live Shows. George’s wife too…I don’t mind Mark, but that damn Gayle, shut up already!

  • TheGoodGood

    I doubt Gayle could do a show on her own.. she’s not as polished as Oprah for one.. Radio is better for her.

  • Touche

    It is really sad that some people have not found the joy of having a best friend. Even the writer of this article doesn’t know that joy for if he or she did they would not allude to that Gayle is Oprah’s boo. This is the most homophobic website I have even seen. The assumption is that everyone in entertainment is gay is absolutely ridiculous!

  • hope4more

    I think Gayle had two attempts at shows and they flopped. i think Gayle is more to Oprah than they let on, but no one—no one cares of likes her. Let her do the show for one week and see how the ratings down. She interurps people too much, the guest must go damn thought I was here to talk!

  • Theory of Truth

    Oprah and Gayle sitting in the tree
    K-I-S-S-I-N-G

  • Roe ski Love - The checks in the mail

    Iv’e heard her on Oprahs show on a few occasions and was not impressed with her skills. There is no way that she can replace Oprah when she tries to emulate her in so many ways. Oprah needs a fresh face and a tweeked format to hand the reigns over to.

  • MrsT_n_DC

    Gayle already had a TV talk show and one on Oprah’s channel on satellite radio. Both of them were horribly boring. I agree that Oprah needs a fresh face. Transitioning to Gayle will just kill her show.

  • carla

    THERES SOME HATERS IN THE HOUSE THERES SOME HATERS IN THE HOUSE LOL!! AS I RECALL IN THE LATE 90″S OPRAH GAVE GAYLE A SHOW. AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HATE ON GAYLE BECUASE HERE BEST FRIEND HOOKED HER UP. YOU ALL DONT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THESE POSSES THAT HANG AROUND THE RAPPERS. THE LAST I CHECKED GAYLE IS LOYAL TO A TEE AND SHES EDUCATED SHE HAS A DEGREE SHE HAD A JOB THAT PAID HER $80,000- 100,000 EACH YEAR. SO HI HATER

  • justsaying

    Take “over” or take “down” ?

  • Razzell Dazzell

    @Theory and Truth that picture is SUPER CUTE!

  • Lucius Fieldon

    It the least she could do for her lover. I am just waiting for her to come out of the closet, or for Steadman to push her out of it.

  • copelli21

    Gayle is certainly no Oprah. And as mentioned, she has already tried to have a show a couple of times and they have flopped.

    Face it Gayle, the gravy train is retiring and you might actually have to carve out a career on your own!

    Plus, will somebody please tell her that that hair color does NOT work for her. She looks like a tranny or a horse…I can’t decide which.

  • Poetiqal (Heller how yer doin')

    Her successor? Oprah won’t ever leave.

  • ME ME ME

    hmmm whatever :/

  • Anonymous

    Tip to post-er “Carla”: Anyone who uses the word “hater” is revealing how small their brain is.

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