Outraged Oprah

With a $225 million paycheck, a gal gets used to a little special treatment. So when OPRAH WINFREY was denied entry to the Hermès store in Paris 15 minutes after closing time, the daytime queen got peeved. The ultra-luxury retailer later apologized for snubbing "Mme. Oprah," saying the store was setting up a "private public relations event." Winfrey told Hermès' U.S. president she would never shop at Hermès again. She will, though, discuss the event on her show. That means the media will finally address that age-old issue of social import: the right to browse $6,000 handbags after hours.

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