Oprah to Interview Rihanna, Appear on Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Talk show legend continues efforts to increase ratings at OWN.

Posted: 06/28/2012 09:00 AM EDT
Oprah Winfrey

Is Kim Kardashian working on a book called How to Win Friendships With Influential People? A day after a photo leaked of the reality star looking very chummy with Beyoncé, Us Weekly reports that she managed to get Oprah Winfrey to agree to appear on her flagship television show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Evidently, Winfrey forged a tight bond with the Kardashian clan during her sit-down interview with the famous family on OWN. "She and Khloe [Kardashian Odom] especially hit it off. Khloe had her dying laughing," a source says. "It meant so much because she loves Oprah!"

Winfrey was also allegedly "floored" by Kim Kardashian's demonstration of strength following her divorce from Kris Humphries last year.

But don't expect to see Winfrey lounging poolside with Kris Jenner at the Kardashian family manse in Calabasas, California anytime soon. The mogul simply signed a release allowing E! producers to use behind-the-scenes footage of the Kardashian's being interviewed by Oprah in the show.

Still, it's no secret that Oprah is doing whatever she can to attract ratings to her on-the-brink network. From her visit to the home of late singer Whitney Houston's family (including a televised heart-to-heart with Whitney's daughter Bobbi Kristina) to this latest sit-down with the Kardashians.

In fact, Winfrey just confirmed via her Twitter account that she'll next be interviewing eyebrow-raising pop star Rihanna on her show Oprah's Next Chapter.

Apart from pop culture icons, other newsmakers Winfrey had been rumored to be pursuing include Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman and accused murderers OJ Simpson and Casey Anthony.

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