Ellen DeGeneres will appear on O cover

Oprah Winfrey extends offer after DeGeneres campaign

CHICAGO -- Oprah Winfrey offered to share the cover of O magazine with Ellen DeGeneres, and DeGeneres -- who's been campaigning for the spot -- has accepted.

Winfrey surprised DeGeneres with a video telephone call on Friday's episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." She told a shocked DeGeneres that she was "calling to officially invite you on the cover of O."

DeGeneres, who's been mounting a campaign for the cover during her "Ellen" talk show, told Winfrey: "I can't believe you're serious about this. I'm freaking out right now."

Winfrey had gone solo on the cover of O magazine for nine years before sharing the spot with first lady Michelle Obama.
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