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Oprah on turning 60: 'I don't think it's the new 30'

Aug. 7, 2013 at 10:29 AM ET

She's known as the Queen of All Media. She's lived the ultimate rags to riches story, starting from poverty and eventually amassing a net worth in the billions. She's a talk-show titan turned actress turned producer turned network executive. It seems there's nothing Oprah Winfrey can't do.

But there is one thing she's not exactly looking forward to doing: turning 60.

Next January, she'll do just that anyway, but during a recent chat with TODAY's Al Roker, she admitted she's not excited about the prospect.

"You know, it's the only age I've ever been that I had a ... hiccup about, 'cause 60 is 60," she said. 

When Roker suggested that these days, 60 is what 30 used to be, the media magnate set him straight.

"I don't think it's the new 30, Al," she said with a laugh. "Uh uh. Uh uh."

Still, Winfrey plans to celebrate the milestone as if she couldn't be happier about it.

"I've never really had a proper party for myself," she revealed. "And when I turn 60, I'm going do that."

But before that sure-to-be-big bash kicks off, Winfrey has plenty of other projects keeping her busy. That includes the release of the new film, "The Butler," featuring her first live-action film role in 15 years, and her part in the production of a new OWN docuseries on the life of actress Lindsay Lohan.

See what Winfrey had to say about both of those projects in the clip.

"The Butler" opens in theaters nationwide Friday, Aug. 16.

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