"It kind of felt like being at the Olympics again. You wanted to carry a torch into this. It was really kind of magical, it was very melancholy. You want to participate in something like this because you love Oprah and you want to celebrate her 25 years (of hosting), but then as you're doing it, you're like, 'Wait a minute, Oprah's about to go off the air. No, I protest!'" Singer/actress Queen Latifah on attending Oprah Winfrey's star-studded farewell party in Chicago, Illinois last week (begs16May11).