“No! The next Anderson, yes. But he will not be the next Oprah.”
– Oprah Winfrey, responding to whether or not Anderson Cooper’s daytime talkshow will make him the next Oprah Winfrey, during a Q&A session about the OWN Network yesterday.
In print this looks pretty snotty on Oprah’s part. Well, snotty in the way that only Oprah Winfrey can get away with being because she’s otherwise the closest living thing to Christ on our planet. The heir of, “No one will ever replace me, not even the guy who saved that Haitian boy and is also a closeted homosexual.”
I’m going to go ahead and assume that she means that everyone’s such a special snowflake that Anderson Cooper could never replace her because he’s too uniquely him to be anyone but himself.