oprah gayle kingPop-Ed: Once upon a time, I resented Gayle King.

Oprah Winfrey was always a one-woman show, the center of attention on a program about single-handedly changing people's lives every day.

And yet, over the years the sight of Gayle King, Oprah's best friend, became more ubiquitous -- Gayle on the red carpet, Gayle in the audience, Gayle hosting Oprah's 50th birthday party, Gayle in the car on the road trip (granted, Oprah may have hated that episode, but every Oprah fan revels in it like a kid in a candy store)
. So much Gayle!

Then that kind of became OK.