Oprah did make it. The gala, the talk show host specially throws for a lavish tribute to pioneering black women, has on Saturday came into real. During the gala, took place at the seaside Bacara Resort and Spa, Oprah joked with friends and praised the 25 honorees, including Coretta Scott King, Diana Ross, Maya Angelou and Cicely Tyson.
Then the star continued praising the women and saying "These are women who, when I was growing up, made a difference for me. The first time I saw Diana Ross and the Supremes on the 'Ed Sullivan Show,' it changed my life." Guests including Usher, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, singer Patti LaBelle, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys. Others at Saturday's bash included Gladys Knight, Halle Berry, Ashanti and California First Lady Maria Shriver.