OPRAH & GAYLE IN UGLY FEUD

Published on: May 28, 2010
OPRAH & GAYLE IN UGLY FEUD

"I hate you!"

Oprah Winfrey was devastated when best pal Gayle King shouted those venomous words, ripping apart their legendary friendship that had lasted more than 30 years.

In a shocking public spectacle, the talk queen and her once-closest companion erupted in a nasty confrontation that outraged Gayle and left their relationship dangling by a thread.

"It's getting real ugly," revealed a close friend of Oprah. "They're at each other's throats!"

An embittered Gayle is striking back by cozying up to President Obama and the first lady -- trying to infuriate the talk queen who is extremely proud of her uniquely close relationship with the first family, say sources.

And in a startling twist, the public clash has prompted the billionaire media mogul to arrange the return of on-again, off-again boyfriend Stedman Graham.

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