The fruits of Ellen Degeneres’ humorous campaign to be on the cover of Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine have paid off! Ellen and Oprah will grace the cover of the December issue.
To celebrate, Ellen appeared on Oprah’s afternoon talk show to talk about her life and remarkable career.
They talked about Idol–Ellen says the offer to be the new judge was a complete surprise–she did not lobby for it.
Ellen plans to bring the home viewer aspect to the panel, and realizes now that she’s picky–she’ll be harder on the contestants than she initially thought. And as far as standing up to Simon is concerned? No problem!
She’ll be funny when the opportunity presents itself. For instance, last season, she would have teased Adam Lambert about showing too much tongue while singing his signature high notes. (Actually, I think using the contestants as comedy material could get her in trouble with fans, but she’ll figure that out soon enough. Heh.)
Ellen’s wife, Portia de Rossi joined them for the second part of the interview to talk about their life as a married couple.
Video after the JUMP… (This is the FULL interview)
Ellen on Oprah Part 1
Ellen on Oprah Part 2