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PEOPLE & ENTERTAINMENT

December 05, 2008

Winfrey to film show in D.C. before inauguration

Ms. Winfrey is going to Washington.

Harpo Productions says Oprah Winfrey will host a live episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show from the Kennedy Center Opera House on Jan. 19, the day before Barack Obama takes the presidential oath of office.

Winfrey has been a prominent Obama supporter, appearing with him at campaign rallies, donating money and cheering him at the Democratic National Convention.

A Harpo spokesman says at least two shows are planned in Washington that week, the second on Wednesday.

Information about ticketing for the show will be available next week on oprah.com.

Obama campaign book

Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe, is writing a book about the historic election victory and has retained Washington attorney Robert Barnett, Obama's literary representative, to shop the proposal to publishers.

The book has been tentatively titled The Audacity To Win, a reference to Obama's million-selling The Audacity of Hope. Having helped manage one of the most sophisticated and highly praised campaigns ever, Plouffe plans not only an inside look at the Obama run but also advice for how to manage a large organization.

"Hopefully, there will be some lessons on how to put together a three-quarters-of-a-billion-dollar operation," Plouffe said Wednesday, adding that the book would be high on tactics and low on gossip, with an inevitable critique of the rival campaigns.

Plouffe, 41, hopes to have the book ready for release in the fall of 2009. Barnett expects to begin meeting with publishers this week.

Heche expecting baby

Anne Heche and her boyfriend, her Men in Trees co-star James Tupper, are expecting their first child together, reports Usmagazine.com.

"They are thrilled," says her rep. There's no word on how far along the pregnancy is.

Heche, 39, met Tupper, 43, on the set of her short-lived ABC series Men in Trees while she was still married to Coleman Laffoon, with whom she has a 6-year-old son, Homer.

Quick clicks

* NBC says ER will treat its last patients during a two-hour series finale set to air March 12. No word yet on whether former star George Clooney will make an appearance.

* Sci Fi Channel announced this week that it has given the green light to Caprica, a prequel series that takes place half a century before the events of Battlestar Galactica. The show, which stars Eric Stoltz, Polly Walker, Paula Malcolmson and Esai Morales, will debut in 2010.

From Sun news services

today's birthdays

Singer Little Richard, 76.

Author Joan Didion, 74.

Author Calvin Trillin, 73.

Rock singer-musician John Rzeznik, 43.

Comedian-actress Margaret Cho, 40.

Actor Frankie Muniz, 23.

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