Lifestyle: Michelle Obama signed copies of her new book in Costco while Ellen DeGeneres sang about how Oprah got more mentions in the memoir than her

Michelle Obama and Ellen DeGeneres in Costco.

Obama and DeGeneres have been friends for years, and it's not the first time they've wreaked havoc in a store.

  • Ellen DeGeneres took Michelle Obama to Costco recently.
  • In a preview of Obama's appearance on DeGeneres' eponymous talk show on Thursday, the host took to the keyboard while the former first lady signed copies of her new book, "Becoming."
  • DeGeneres serenades the crowd while making humorous digs at Obama for mentioning Oprah Winfrey more than her in her memoir.
  • The pair have been friends for years, and it's not the first time they've wreaked havoc in a store.

Former first lady Michelle Obama recently held a signing for her new book, "Becoming," at a Costco, and she had an unlikely helper.

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres accompanied Obama to the store and provided some musical backdrop to the signing via the use of a keyboard.

On Wednesday night, DeGeneres shared a preview clip ahead of Obama's appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday, November 15.

"Michelle Obama is here for the whole hour tomorrow. I'm so happy, I could sing," the host captioned the clip on Instagram.

The clip sees the pair wandering through the aisles of Costco before happening upon piles of Obama's new book, which was released earlier this week.

Read more: 25 things we learned from Michelle Obama's new memoir, 'Becoming'

"Oh look, it's the first time I've seen my book in a store!" Obama exclaims.

DeGeneres quickly pulls out a megaphone and starts hyping the crowd of fans waiting for their books to be signed.

"We have Michelle Obama!" DeGeneres shouts. "Michelle Obama! She'll be signing books!"

To the bemusement of Obama, DeGeneres then steps up to a keyboard and starts serenading the crowd.

"Michelle Obama, Michelle Obama wrote a book," she sings. "She mentions Oprah [Winfrey] several times and me only once.

"Michelle wrote a book mentioning Oprah too many times, but me only once. One time she mentions me but only once."

The Costco stunt is not the first time DeGeneres and Obama have teamed up. In 2012, the pair had a push-up contest on DeGeneres' eponymous talk show, which Michelle won.

In 2016, DeGeneres also took Obama to CVS to help her prepare for life after the White House, encouraging her to push her own shopping cart because "nobody's going to push it for you."

It looks like the talk show host's penchant for taking the former first lady to grocery stores is once again reaping entertaining benefits.


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