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Oprah’s studios ‘targeted by terrorists’

Oprah Winfrey’s former chat show was reportedly hallmarked for a terrorist bomb.

The legendary media mogul hosted her hit chat show in Chicago, Illinois from 1990 until 2011.

But it was revealed on Monday that in 2009, the studios where the programme was filmed was on a list of sites to come under attack by radicals.

The 60-year-old’s “popularity and power” irked the militants claimed Judicial Watch, who cited “law enforcement and other sources” for the information.

According to the report, the group were also planning to strike the Windy City’s iconic Sears Tower, which was the nation’s tallest building at the time.

It added that the tower was selected for its “obvious landmark status”.

While a spokesperson for Oprah and her Harpo Studios are yet to comment on the information, the publication identified two of the alleged bombers as friends from El Paso, Texas, one an illegal immigrant being held in an El Paso jail.

The other is behind bars in Cook County jail, on charges of making a false car bomb threat in Chicago in August this year. Two subsequent bomb plots in the city, which is President Obama’s hometown, were foiled by FBI agents posing as terrorist co-conspirators.

Oprah ended the chat show in 2011 to launch the Oprah Winfrey Network on cable.

One of her biggest scoops for the channel has been the docu-series with troubled actress Lindsay Lohan. It followed the Mean Girls actress in her attempt to make a comeback after years of run in’s with the law and stints in rehab.

Oprah continued to support the star even after the show aired, attending her West End show Speed the Plough in October during a visit to London.

“So thrilled to have @Oprah and @Lupita_Nyongo in the audience tonight. I'm a lucky girl! XXo #Myfairygodmother,” Lindsay tweeted with a photo of herself alongside Oprah.

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