Singer Stevie Wonder helps talk show host Oprah Winfrey blow out 50 candles on her birthday cake during a party thrown for her in San Ysidro, Calif., in 2004.
Happy birthday to daytime television's queen of talk Oprah Winfrey -- the inspiration behind this blog -- who turns 55 years old today
And if you thought Winfrey would be taking the day off today -- think again. Sticking to her routine, Winfrey taped shows this morning.
Check back later to hear details on the taping from an audience member and whether Winfrey's staff busted out any surprises during her special day.