Oprah Invites Ellen To Share O Magazine Cover (VIDEO)

04/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Danny Shea Editorial Director, The Huffington Post

Oprah shocked Ellen on Friday's show with a surprise appearance via Skype and an invitation to appear on the cover of O magazine.

Ellen has been campaigning for Oprah to share the cover with her, speaking regularly about it on her show, Photoshopping her picture onto preexisting O covers, and even creating an Oprah-style "O Yes I Can" vision board.

Oprah shared her magazine cover for the first time with Michelle Obama in the April 2009 issue.

On Friday's show, Oprah appeared via Skype to invite Ellen to share the magazine cover.

"When I first heard about this," Oprah said, "I thought it was such a fantastic idea. I was only sorry that I did not think of it myself. So I am calling to officially invite you on the cover of O."

"Are you serious?!" Ellen said before jumping up to run and kiss the camera. "I gotta go do a photo shoot. When do we do it? What happens?"

"This is what I need to know," Oprah said. "I heard that of course you want to wear pants, because I saw you in that prom dress and we don't want to do that again."

Oprah also confirmed that this was not a hoax.

"I'm serious about this!" she said. "In order to set a goal for yourself, a goal has to be something that's really big. I've watched the whole thing, and I believe that when you dream it and conceive it, you can have it and achieve it. And that's what's gonna happen."

"I can't believe you are serious about this, I am freaking out right now!" Ellen said. "Now my goal is gonna be for this to be the biggest selling issue you've ever had," she added.

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