So it's come down to this for Oprah Winfrey:
In a shallow, transparent attempt yet to save her dying network, the talk show queen has posted a message on her Facebook page that makes her upcoming interview with Kim Kardashian and kompany sound like the event of the century.
"I had the longest interviewing session I can ever recall, talking to ALLLLLLLL the Kardashians," Oprah wrote. "I had never met them, nor seen the show. I did a full on Kardashian Kram in preparation, watching major shows from every season.
"I genuinely wanted to know why they have become a cultural phenomenon? Why do so many people love to watch their every move and why do so many others love to hate them. Are they completely ego centered? Are they really "famous for being famous" or is there something more?"
And what did Winfrey discover? You'll need to tune in to OWN Sunday night to find out, of course, but she says she asked Kim about her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries and...
"Her answer leveled me."
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