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Oprah's mag spotlights the First Lady

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APRIL COVER.JPGFor the first time in nine years, Oprah Winfrey is sharing the cover of O magazine with another celebrity -- First Lady Michelle Obama. Inside the April issue, Winfrey also has an interview with the new First Lady that addresses everything from the joys of White House pie to Obama's decorating philosophy, which seems to have a lot to do with sofas. "I want comfortable sofas," said Obama in the interview. "You've got to be able to make a fort with the sofa pillows! Everything must be fort-worthy."

Winfrey's interview is accompanied by images taken by noted photographer Bruce Weber, who was working for the magazine for the first time. For those who concern themselves with such things, Michelle Obama is wearing a Michael Kors dress in the cover shot and a Dear cashmere cardigan. Winfrey's dress is by Rachel Roy New York.

Winfrey obviously was determined to make a statement by sharing the cover with Obama. "Say what you will about books -- people do judge a magazine by its cover, which is why it's important to me keep the cover of this one looking fresh," said Winfrey. "And right now nothing -- and I mean nothing -- is fresher than the family that moved into the White House in January, sparking a national spirit of renewal the likes of which I've never seen."

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