Oprah Still Trying to Recruit Maria Shriver

July 28, 2011 By:
Oprah Still Trying to Recruit Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver was spotted out with Oprah in Beverly Hills last night. And while the paparazzi is usually more interested in upskirt shots of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, this is a special occasion.

According to RadarOnline, Maria is "very eager" to get back to work. A source says, "Maria wants the divorce to be final so she can get back to work, and move on with her life. All of the major networks have approached her, but she hasn't made any decision yet."

Winfrey took a trip from her Montecito, California home to have dinner with Shriver and her son, Christopher, who was recently released from the hospital. The trio met in Beverly Hills. I'm sure the dinner had everything to do with Oprah desperately trying to save her network consoling her friend.

Oprah's network, OWN, has been recently struggling. It's baffling to me, because Oprah was basically a talk show God, but OWN seems to be resistant to The Oprah Effect. Sure, the shows on the network don't seem that entertaining. But neither is Dr. Phil, and look at him now. Even Jenny McCarthy has backed out of Oprah's network, taking her new TV series to NBC.

"Jenny wasn't thrilled with the direction that OWN producers were going with on the show," a source revealed. " She had been working with Oprah and her producers for over a year, developing this project for OWN. Jenny finally decided to embrace Oprah's philosophy, which is to 'follow your bliss.' Well, Jenny followed her bliss and walked right off the project."

So this explains why Oprah has been basically orbiting Maria Shriver lately. Ever since this whole Arnold Schwarzenegger divorce thing exploded, she and Maria have suddenly become besties. I didn’t even know they knew each other before.