Oprah Winfrey opened her school for disadvantagedÂ girls in South AfricaÂ Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that capped off a five-day long celebration with 200 of her closest celebrity friends.Â Â
“I wanted to give this opportunity to girls who had a light so bright that not even poverty could dim that light,” Winfrey revealed to reporters.
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls is located in the small town ofÂ Henley-on-Klip, south of Johannesburg.Â The school is a result of a promise Winfrey gave to Nelson Mandela six years ago.Â It looks like Oprah comes through on her word.Â
Among the attendees were Oprah’s longtime beau, Stedman Graham, best pal Gayle King, Sidney Poitier, Quincy Jones, Tina Turner, Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Chris Tucker, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Tyler Perry, Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Diane Sawyer, Kenneth (Babyface) Edmonds, Star Jones Reynolds, India.Arie & Holly Robinson Peete.Â Wow, that’s a whole lotta egos under one roof, eh?
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