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Oprah on the Palin Rumors

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey is setting the record straight regarding rumors that Sarah Palin wasn't invited as a guest on her talk show.

"I said I would be happy to talk to Sarah Palin when the election was over," Oprah reveals to "Extra." "I went and tried to talk to Sarah Palin and instead she talked to Greta Van Susteren. She talked to Matt Lauer. She talked to Larry King, but she didn't talk to me. But maybe she'll talk to me now that she has a book deal."

Lady O's couches are always ready for President-elect Barack Obama and wife Michelle. "There's always an open invitation for the President-elect and First Lady."

Winfrey served as an honorary chair at Alvin Ailey's Dance Theatre's 50th anniversary celebration -- and kidded with "Extra" about having two left feet! "In my wildest, wildest, crazy, crazy dreams, I am a dancer," O joked. "When I've like had too many tequila shots and I go to sleep, I dream of being a dancer."

Things took a serious turn when Oprah opened up about the wildfires that devastated homes in Santa Barbara also threatened to take her Montecito home. Winfrey was evacuated -- and told "Extra" she grabbed a book of letters from Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and the ladies that attended her Legends Ball. "So when the fires were coming and the flames were a blowin', I said, 'Get my letters!'"