Oprah Assigned to Murder Trial

Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey may be one of the world's richest and most famous people, but she still has to do jury duty.

The queen of talk on Monday was selected to serve on a jury in a murder trial at Cook County Criminal Court in Chicago.
Court officials said Winfrey wouldn't receive any special treatment besides being allowed to enter and exit the court through special entrances to avoid onlookers.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.