"Top billing for you girl," Winfrey told O'Donnell.
O'Donnell's one-hour talk show debuts next month on the OprahWinfrey Network.
"Not a lot of people get a second shot and this is a secondshot that is even bigger than the first shot," said O'Donnell, whowon Emmy awards for her talk show of six years that ended in May 2002.
Winfrey said there was much discussion about the future of HarpoStudios, on Chicago's west side, when her talk show ended.
"It's wondering that it gets to rise up and be passed up in thename of entertainment," Winfrey said.< O'Donnell says she's bought a Chicago home, and Winfrey says shestill keeps an office at Harpo Studios. Winfrey said the pair"collaborate on everything."
Does that mean Winfrey be the first guest when O'Donnell's showdebuts?
"I mean really, please," Winfrey said. "We're more creativethan that."