Oprah Addresses Kitty Kelley Book During New York Visit

Gayle King, the editor-at-large of O magazine, received a Matrix Women in Communications award at the annual ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria yesterday afternoon. “And look who she brought to New York today!” said NBC’s Brian Williams, who was emceeing the event. On stage, next to Ms. King, appeared Oprah Winfrey wearing a dress that was almost an identical shade of orange to Ms. King’s.

Ms. Winfrey didn’t walk the red carpet before the event presumably to avoid questions about the unauthorized biography by Kitty Kelley that came out last week. But she referenced it on stage during her speech about Ms. King, sending an audience that included The New York Times‘ Bill Keller, comedian Tina Fey, and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin into laughter and applause.

“Last week was a rough week for Gayle,” said Ms. Winfrey. “Every day, she’s getting herself more and more worked up about all of my new daddies that are now showing up. New daddies who are saying, ‘Hello, do–tar! Call me. I need a new rooph!”

Ms. Winfrey added, “This too shall pass.”