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Oprah Winfrey 'courts Schwarzenegger'

Oprah Winfrey is reportedly courting Arnold Schwarzenegger to get him to do a show on OWN.

The media titan's television network is continuing to go through a challenging time and she apparently thinks getting some male-focused programming could help.

Sources tell the National Enquirer that Oprah has been secretly courting the Terminator star through his estranged wife Maria Shriver, who she is close friends with.

"Oprah is desperate to save OWN, and she's hoping Arnold will be her knight in shining armour," the insider said.

"She's realising that her 'every woman' programming isn't hitting it out of the ballpark viewer-wise.

"She wants Arnold to develop quality shows, including fitness programming, to attract both men and women.

"She also sees him hosting topical programs on everything from health and politics to pop culture."

Maria apparently "wholeheartedly supports Oprah's plan to hire Arnold."

"She wants to see Arnold get back on his feet," the source added. "She knows that's best for him, as well as her family."

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