Will Oprah throw us over for L.A. in 2011?

Over the 25 years Oprah has broadcast her daily talk show from Chicago, it was inevitable that one day she would move the show to Los Angeles.

Apparently that day will arrive in 2011 when her CBS syndication contract ends and she will transition to her own Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on cable in a joint venture with Discovery Communications.

The world will await the announcement of her future plans by the end of the year. In the past, Oprah either announced her retirement or a move to L.A. and she always cheerily and thankfully stayed right here.

But that was before she purchased a $52 million mansion in Montecito, California a couple of years ago, and just recently was rumored to have bought a TV studio on Wilshire Blvd. in L.A.