Oprah Winfrey has chosen the theme for her upcoming 50th birthday party: 50 Influential Women.

The talk show titan's weekend-long bash will kick off on 31 January (04) - two days after her actual birthday - and will boast high-profile guests including Halle Berry, Julia Roberts and Maria Shriver.

Winfrey has rented out rooms at the SAN YSIDRO RANCH in Santa Barbara, California, to accommodate expected guests.

She's also booked all the rooms at the FOUR SEASONS RESORT SANTA BARBARA, forcing LORD OF THE RINGS stars Elijah Wood, Liv Tyler and VIGGO MORTENSEN - who will be in town to promote THE RETURN OF THE KING at the SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - to relocate to the BACARA RESORT in Goleta, California.

08/01/2004 09:34