Oprah Winfrey Final TapingThe stars turned out in droves for Oprah Winfrey's penultimate episode taping -- from Maria Shriver to Tom Hanks to Madonna, the queen of talk sure flexed her friends in high places muscle as each guest took the stage to celebrate the Winfrey dynasty, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tom Hanks hosted the first hour of the four hour taping, playing up the fact that Winfrey is not a fan of letting her producers take the reigns.

"Now Oprah, I know you don't like surprises," Hanks said. "Let me see if I can put you at ease. There was an English playwright who said there's no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved, and that is what tonight is all about."