Oprah Winfrey was caught without her make-up, and with no personal trainer in sight, after a month of holiday snacking. The talk show host and self proclaimed arbiter of all things wonderful and right (a.k.a. the female Rush Limbaugh or the black Martha Stewart) was not in the best of spirits when her picture was snapped outside of a Chicago Dunkin' Donuts. She was carrying two dozen Bavarian cream, a large decaf with extra sugar, and a bag of Dunkin' munchkins.
"Yeah," she said, "So I put on a few pounds over the holidays. I'll lose it before my show starts taping again; I always do!"
An employee of Harpo Productions, speaking on conditions of anonymity, said that "The Mad Cow does this every year. She can't lay off the Christmas cookies, cakes, fruit cakes, and other goodies and packs on the pounds. She also quits bathing and using her make-up and shaving, so she looks like hell. We just refer to her as Queen Kong when this happens."