This issue of Us Weekley, which has Ricki Lake in a swimsuit on the cover was the third most popular story on the mag's website ever -- behind only Britney Spears shaving her head and the death of Anna Nicole Smith.
She tells Usmagazine.com, "I f--king love the cover! It's amazing!"
TMZ also reports that when Ricki appeared on 'The View' everybody complimented her on her figure. This led to three weekly glossies offereing her covers within 48 hours. But Us Weekely got Ricki in the end.