Oprah closing Harpo Studios, long-time home of The Oprah Winfrey Show, after 26 years

Oprah Winfrey holds a lego Oscar statue while being interviewed at the Governor's Ball following the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California on Feb 22, 2015. Winfrey announced on Tuesday that she will be shutting down Harpo Studios in Chicago af
Oprah Winfrey holds a lego Oscar statue while being interviewed at the Governor's Ball following the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California on Feb 22, 2015. Winfrey announced on Tuesday that she will be shutting down Harpo Studios in Chicago after 26 years. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - After 26 years, Oprah Winfrey will be shutting down Harpo Studios in Chicago, the long-time home of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Winfrey broke the news on Tuesday to her staff that they will be moving all operations to Oprah's cable network OWN's headquarters in Los Angeles.

The new office offers ample sound stages and post-production space that will be aimed at growing original programming at OWN. The move is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

In other celebrity news, George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks were among the A-list stars who attended a ceremony in New York on Monday evening celebrating the philnthropic legacy of the late actor Paul Newman.

Hosted by the SeriousFun Children's Network, which the late actor had founded in 1988 to help childen in the fight against serious illness, the gala featured a series of live performances, video presentations, and readings that illustrated just how special the camps are, and the important impact they have on the children and their families.

Finally, four life-size Abba silicone figures in a crate arrived by helicopter to the roof of the Abba museum in central Stockholm on Tuesday.

The four dolls will become a permanent exhibition in the museum along with holograms and memorabilia on display.

The group became one of Sweden's biggest exports with hit songs like Dancing Queen and Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, selling around 370 million records in total.