LADY GAGA (MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS)

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Ellen kicks-off Season 8 with the biggest premiere ever -- direct from the MTV Video Music Awards! The incredible LADY GAGA, nominated for more VMAs than any other artist in history, is headed straight from the VMAs to Ellen's season premiere!That's not it! JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, KATY PERRY, and JUSTIN BIEBER are all stopping by... plus, you never know who else may drop in!


LAUREN GRAHAM

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It's Ellen's first day back in the studio for a brand new season, and there's no one better to help get things started than her friend and star of "Parenthood," the hilarious LAUREN GRAHAM.Ellen had plenty of time to get some GTL (gym, tan and laundry) this summer, so she's all set when the THE CAST OF "JERSEY SHORE" drops by.He's starting Season 8 with a bang, joining Ellen at the VMAs -- USHER is in studio today to perform his hit, "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love Again."Plus, the hottest dancers from the latest season of "SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE" are showing off their amazing moves.


JANE LYNCH

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She just won an Emmy, now JANE LYNCH is visiting Ellen for the very first time to share all the excitement of the new season of "Glee."Last week, Ellen brought some cameras and crashed the U.S. Open in New York, and today she'll show you everything that happened.One of Ellen's favorite "American Idol" alums, DAUGHTRY, will perform their huge hit, "September" from their album, "Leave This Town."NEV SCHULMAN, ARI SCHULMAN and HENRY JOOST are here to tell Ellen about making her favorite new documentary, the suspenseful "Catfish."


BEN AFFLECK

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Ellen has been looking for great talent, and she discovered another incredibly talented teen musician in 16-year-old TOM ANDREWS. She flew him all the way from England to L.A. just to perform for you!It's been four years since he's stopped by; today the multi-talented BEN AFFLECK returns to Ellen! He directed, co-wrote and stars in the new movie "The Town." But can he juggle while being interviewed by Ellen?You've heard the biggest hit of the summer, "Cooler Than Me," all over the radio. Now MIKE POSNER will perform it for Ellen!


MARY-KATE AND ASHLEY OLSEN

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MARY-KATE & ASHLEY OLSEN have their very own fashion line, and today they'll bring the season's hottest styles to Ellen!Last week, Ellen dropped in on New York Fashion Week, and today she's showing what happened when she hit the runway.On Wednesday night, the newest winner of "America's Got Talent" will be crowned. Ellen has the champagne ready to go when she welcomes them to the show!


COURTENEY COX

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While hiking in Utah, a man named ZAK ANDEREGG saw an abandoned puppy 350 feet down a hole -- and risked his life to save it! He and his wife MICHELLE are here with the dog, Riley, to share the beautiful story with Ellen.COURTENEY COX knows how to stay young -- or at least keep the men around her young! She's starting a brand new season of "Cougar Town," where she's reuniting with "Friends" co-star Jennifer Aniston!"Hawaii Five-O" is back and better than ever with a brand new reboot. The sexy ALEX O'LOUGHLIN will tell Ellen all about it.OK GO is known for their inventive music videos, and today Ellen has the world premiere of their latest.


HUGH LAURIE

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He's hilarious and he's finally back to chat with Ellen -- HUGH LAURIE has the scoop on the brand new season of "House"!Ellen is always searching for the most talented kids, and she found one in 6-year-old TANNER EDWARDS. He's an unbelievable hip-hop dancer and is coming here to perform for everyone.He's in one of Ellen's favorite shows, "Modern Family." Today, the Emmy-nominated JESSE TYLER FERGUSON is here to tell her what's in store this season.MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD are releasing a brand new album, "The Sound of Sunshine," and will perform the title track for everyone.


BROOKE SHIELDS

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It's been six long years since BROOKE SHIELDS was on the show, but today she's finally back and ready to have some fun!Ellen recently hit the runway at the Richie Rich fashion show during New York Fashion Week. She brought along some cameras, and today you'll get to see everything that happened behind the scenes.The multi-talented actress and singer Selena Gomez is here with her band, SELENA GOMEZ & THE SCENE. They'll perform their new song, "Round and Round" from their upcoming album, "A Year without Rain."


ED HELMS

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The last time he was here, ED HELMS showed off his hidden talent: the ability to spin any object on his fingers! He's back -- and he just might have another talent to show off!KELLY OSBOURNE is always up for something new. She's now the new co-host of "Fashion Police" on E! -- and is chatting with Ellen today.LE REVE at the Wynn in Las Vegas is well-known its jaw-dropping acrobatics. The cast is here today to perform one of their unbelievable routines.


JIMMY SMITS

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Ellen loved the salsa lessons from JIMMY SMITS last year, so she's invited him back for another round on the dance floor!Ellen loves MAROON 5, and their album, "Hands All Over," is getting a lot of attention. They're here to perform their hit song, "Misery."


LL COOL J

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Ellen is always on the lookout for the most talented kids. Today she'll introduce you to 7-year-old rapper LIL P-NUT, who will astound the audience with his skills.Last time here, LL COOL J beat Ellen in a round of Guesstures. She's got LL back today and might just challenge him to a rematch, but not before hearing about the new season of "NCIS: Los Angeles."It's been a difficult few months for MAURA TIERNEY, now she's healthy and ready to go with her brand new show, "The Whole Truth," and Ellen can't wait to see her!


JOHN STAMOS

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He's on one of the hottest shows on TV! Ellen's former WB neighbor, JOHN STAMOS, will return to his old home to share some inside details about "Glee."Yesterday, the newest "Bachelor" was announced, and today he's making an exclusive talk show appearance -- only Ellen will have the inside scoop on the upcoming season!When the new band VAMPIRE WEEKEND released their album, it went straight to #1. Now they're coming straight to the show to perform for Ellen.


PATRICK DEMPSEY

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The very sexy PATRICK DEMPSEY is back today to share all the details of the new season of "Grey's Anatomy" -- hopefully wearing the thong Ellen gave him last time!The movie "The Social Network" hasn't been released yet, and it's already getting Oscar buzz! One of the stars, RASHIDA JONES, is here to tell Ellen all about it.They won a Grammy for Best New Artist, and the Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Group -- now the ZAC BROWN BAND is here to perform "As She's Walking Away" from their album "You Get What You Give."


ANTHONY HOPKINS (ELLEN HITS BROADWAY)

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While in New York, Ellen dropped in on a production of "Promises, Promises" with her friends Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes. She brought along some cameras, and you'll get to see everything that happened!It seems like every time TAYE DIGGS is here, he gets sexier! He'll stop by today to tell Ellen all about this season of "Private Practice," and she's expecting some photos of his son!Since his debut in 2001, PETE YORN has consistently been an amazing musician. He just released his new, self-titled album and is stopping by to perform.


JENNIFER GREY (BREAST CANCER AWARENESS SHOW)

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Ellen is dedicated to finding a cure. The show is going pink today, and Ellen will share how she's helping the cause -- and how you can join in!It was an emotional start to "Dancing with the Stars" for JENNIFER GREY. She and her dance partner, DEREK HOUGH, are stopping by to chat with Ellen.Ellen is welcoming back her personal chef, ROBERTO MARTIN, who will teach everyone another delicious and healthy meal.Ellen is always on the lookout for the greatest inventions, and she thinks she found them! Today she has four more KID INVENTORS who will show off their incredible creations.


ELLEN POMPEO

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What could possibly be better than an incredibly talented kid? Three talented kids! Nine-year-olds Gavin Pecson & Kris Mangonon, and 8-year-old Kida Burns are amazing hip-hop dancers who formed the crew THE ART OF TECHNIQUE and they're bringing their moves here."Grey's Anatomy" is back for another season, and that means ELLEN POMPEO is back with Ellen today! She has the latest on her hit show, and is sure to have some adorable stories from her daughter's first birthday!KENNY CHESNEY is one of the biggest country music stars ever -- and he's not stopping! He just released his new album, "Hemingway's Whiskey" and will drop by to perform and chat with Ellen.


JENNY MCCARTHY

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Last week, GREYSON CHANCE gave his biggest performance ever at Canada's We Day. Ellen will connect with him today to hear all about the exciting experience.Whenever JENNY McCARTHY stops by, it's always a fun time! Whether Ellen is dropping her in a dunk tank or scaring her with a giant panda, Jenny is up for anything. She'll have a lot to talk about when she shares her new book with Ellen; "Love, Lust, and Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance."You may not know the name ARMIE HAMMER now, but you will! He's in the new movie "Social Network," and is getting a lot of attention -- there's even talk of an Oscar! He's introducing himself to Ellen today.RASCAL FLATTS has been together for 10 years, and they're still going strong. Today they're here to perform one of their greatest hits before they chat with Ellen.Your jaws will drop when Ellen welcomes quick-change artists SOS & VICTORIA.


FELICITY HUFFMAN

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Last week, ANDERSON COOPER focused on an issue that's very important to Ellen: bullying. Today she's talking with him live from New York about what's happening -- and how you can help put an end to it.Ellen has been searching for the worst of the worst photos that you paid for -- and she found them! Today Ellen's got another hilarious batch of BAD PAID-FOR PHOTOS that you have to see to believe!Whenever FELICITY HUFFMAN stops by, Ellen is ready to challenge her to a game. Today they're trying a brand new one -- you never know what's going to happen!Not only does Ellen love GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS, Rolling Stone called them the Best New Act of 2010! They're here today to perform one of their hit songs.


HOWIE MANDEL

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Ellen is always making sure HOWIE MANDEL feels comfortable, even it means sealing him in an inflatable ball! The hilarious guy is about to hit the road on tour, and is making Ellen his first stop!For years, KEN JEONG has been a licensed medical doctor. Now he's one of the most talked about comedians, and starring on "Community!" He's here to tell Ellen how it all happened.MIKE TOMPKINS has become an internet sensation with his web videos -- where he not only sings, but creates all the music -- with just his mouth! Ellen welcomes him here today to recreate one of the popular videos!


MICHAEL C. HALL

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One of Ellen's all-time favorite shows is "Dexter" -- and today Dexter himself, MICHAEL C. HALL, is finally here for the very first time and Ellen's getting the scoop on the exciting new season.Last year, TONY DANZA took on one of the hardest jobs in America -- he became a high school English teacher! His new show, "Teach: Tony Danza" follows his experience, and he'll tell Ellen what it was like.Ellen saw a video of C.J. HOLLAND & DAKOTA BRADLEY singing, and had to get them here! They'll be performing a beautiful song for her today.


MIKE “THE SITUATION” SORRENTINO & KARINA SMIRNOFF

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MIKE "THE SITUATION" SORRENTINO has a new ritual: gym, tan, laundry... and dance! He's partnered with KARINA SMIRNOFF on "Dancing with the Stars" and will show Ellen what he's got.Ellen's friend DAVID SPADE just can't stay away! It's his 12th time here, and he's always hilarious. Today will be no exception!Legendary producer Danger Mouse, and the lead singer of The Shins, James Mercer, have teamed to create the critically acclaimed duo, BROKEN BELLS. They'll perform their hit song today for Ellen, "The High Road."


BRUCE WILLIS

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It's been six long years since BRUCE WILLIS has been here, but today he's back! He's still as big an action star as ever and is taking a minute to chat with Ellen about everything that he's been up to.Ellen's WB neighbor and fellow ping-pong enthusiast KALEY CUOCO is back to work after her recent horseback riding injury. Ellen will make sure Kaley is comfortable when she stops by today.JOSHUA RADIN sang for Ellen and Portia at their wedding, and today Ellen is excited to see him again as he premieres a song from his brand new album, "The Rock and The Tide."


MINNIE DRIVER

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She can act, she can sing, and she's helping to fight breast cancer. The always delightful MINNIE DRIVER is back today. Her son, Henry, is 2 years old, and Minnie is sure to have some stories!It was a scary year for BRET MICHAELS, but he's back to health and back to work. Today he's sitting with Ellen and will share what he's learned from the experience.You may wonder why DOMINIC LACASSE is better known as "FLAG MAN," but after he shows off his talents today, it will be clear!PEREZ HILTON is well known for his gossip blog -- and for saying what he thinks. He's been thinking a lot recently... and today he's here with an important announcement.


SIMON BAKER

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The very sexy SIMON BAKER will feel right at home when he visits Ellen today -- he filmed some of his hit show, "The Mentalist," on Ellen's set! He's sure to bring a lovely thank-you gift for her.As if the show couldn't get any sexier, CHRISTINA HENDRICKS is stopping by to talk about her breakout role on "Mad Men." Ellen wants to hear what it's like working alongside Jon Hamm!BRUNO MARS has the #1 hit in the country, and he's here to perform it for Ellen. You don't want to miss him sing, "Just the Way You Are."


EVA LONGORIA PARKER

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The gorgeous EVA LONGORIA PARKER is visiting Ellen today. Last time, she won a basketball challenge. Can she best Felicity Huffman's score in Funglish?Every time KEVIN NEALON stops by, no one can stop laughing! The incredibly funny guy is returning today to tell Ellen the latest on his show, "Weeds."If you don't know about FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, you should! They were on this year's MTV Video Music Awards and will be opening for U2 next year, and they're here to perform for Ellen today!


RUSSELL BRAND

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RUSSELL BRAND is stopping by for the first time -- and he couldn't be busier. He'll soon be married to Katy Perry, in a wedding that will last six days! He just wrote a new book, "My Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal.""The Social Network" has been the top movie for several weeks and today the film's star, JESSE EISENBERG, is here to chat with Ellen about all the excitement.One of the breakout dancers on this season of "Dancing with the Stars" is KYLE MASSEY. He and his partner, LACEY SCHWIMMER, are stopping by to tell Ellen all about it.Actress SHEILA KELLEY discovered a new way to work out -- by stripping! She's stopping by to share her fitness secrets with Ellen.


CHRIS O'DONNELL

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Last time here, CHRIS O'DONNELL showed off one of his hidden talents -- karaoke! When he's back today, Ellen's finding out what else he can do!ASHLEY TISDALE has grown up from "High School Musical" -- now she's on the popular new show, "Hellcats," where she plays the captain of a cheer squad. She'll stop by and might have a routine to teach Ellen!


JEFF FOXWORTHY

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When he visited Ellen before, the hilarious JEFF FOXWORTHY was full of stories about his children. It seems he learned a lot from them -- he just released a brand new children's book and has all the details for Ellen.Ellen saw an amazing 12-year-old singer named SHEALEIGH VOITL on YouTube, and had to get her here! She'll be performing a song you don't want to miss!Everyone knows that Ellen loves playing games, and today she's introducing a brand new one! Today's audience won't be sorry they played!


CLINT EASTWOOD

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CLINT EASTWOOD doesn't often appear on talk shows, but he wouldn't miss a visit with Ellen! Her WB neighbor is stopping by to tell her about his new movie, "Hereafter" -- and to remind her to stay off his lawn!When KELLIE PICKLER stops by, Ellen never knows what to expect -- other than Kellie will have her laughing the entire time!Through the magic of television, Ellen gets to visit all 50 states, but not everyone gets to make it to California. Today she's surprising one lucky home viewer with a trip to one of the most gorgeous spots in the Golden State.


WANDA SYKES

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If you're still deciding what to wear for Halloween, Ellen's got you covered. She's got great kid costume ideas you'll love!Whenever WANDA SYKES has an opinion, one thing is certain: it'll be hysterical! Ellen's friend is about to start a new stand-up tour, but will first stop by the show!Four years ago, a pregnant BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD joined Ellen for her Mother's Day Show -- now she's back and will be sure to have stories about her boy.


HILARY DUFF

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If you're still deciding what to wear for Halloween, Ellen's got you covered with great kid costume ideas you'll love!HILARY DUFF proved she's both a talented actress and an amazing singer, now she's adding author to the list! She's just written a new book and will have all the details for Ellen.Then, she's moved out of the hills and onto the dance floor -- AUDRINA PATRIDGE is here with TONY DOVOLANI to talk about "Dancing with the Stars" -- and they'll perform a number for everyone.Earlier this year, Ellen introduced you to the new band, ONE ESKIMO. She loves them so much, she brought them back to perform another song.


GREYSON CHANCE

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All summer long, GREYSON CHANCE has been hard at work on his debut album. It's almost ready, and today he's stopping by for the world premiere of his brand new single, "Waiting Outside the Lines." He's performing it live for Ellen -- and you don't want to miss out!For the past year, DIANE SAWYER has been delivering the news with poise and dignity on "ABC World News." Now she's ready to put her feet up and have a laugh with Ellen!BETHENNY FRANKEL made herself known as a "Real Housewife of New York City" -- now she's helping people stay thin by eating right. Today she's sharing a recipe from her book, "The Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life."


DAVID BECKHAM

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The sexiest man in the world is back in L.A.! DAVID BECKHAM recovered from a frightening injury and is once again playing with the L.A. Galaxy soccer team, but he wouldn't think of playing without first stopping by to visit Ellen!SARA BAREILLES is back with a brand new #1 album, "Kaleidoscope Heart." She's here to perform her hit single, "King of Anything."Ellen is always up for a game -- today she's got another fun Hasbro game that everyone will love!


FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

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It's a big day! FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA and SECOND LADY DR. JILL BIDEN will be here! The presidential wives are encouraging everyone to support military families and will share why it's so important. Also, during the campaign, Ellen started a fun dance battle between the President and First Lady -- now we'll see what moves they've got today!The Grammy-wining country music duo SUGARLAND is returning to perform their hit single "Stuck on You," from their brand new album.


VANESSA WILLIAMS (HALLOWEEN SHOW)

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Look out behind you! It's Ellen's spooky Halloween Show! You don't want to miss what she'll be this year -- she's going as something that everyone is talking about!Ellen is starting off with a treat for everyone -- VANESSA WILLIAMS is dropping by! She's the newest housewife on Wisteria Lane -- and the claws are out!Then, you can't have Halloween without a few tricks, so science guy STEVE SPANGLER will bring some fun science tricks that will have everyone screaming!Plus, Ellen loves scaring people during Halloween; her guests, her audience -- even her staff. This time, it might be YOU!


TAYLOR SWIFT

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TAYLOR SWIFT is the best-selling digital artist of all time, and a four-time Grammy winner -- and she's always been Ellen's pal! The country music superstar is stopping by to celebrate the release of her brand new album, "Speak Now." She'll also perform a new single, and one of her well-known hits!Ellen is still working hard to find DJ Tony a date, and today she's putting some of the prospective ladies to the test... on the Know or Go machine!


MARIAH CAREY

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There's big news for MARIAH CAREY -- she's pregnant! She and her husband, Nick Cannon, recently confirmed the rumors, and today Ellen is finding out all the details directly from her. Mariah will also talk about her brand new Christmas album.In the last few weeks, WILLOW SMITH became the newest name in music with her hit song, "Whip My Hair." The daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith is making her television debut today when she performs it for Ellen!


SOFIA VERGARA

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Ellen has the Latin music and Colombian coffee ready! That's because the hilarious and sexy SOFIA VERGARA is stopping by! Since the last time here, she's been nominated for an Emmy, and her show "Modern Family" is only getting better. Maybe she'll be in a good enough mood to forgive Ellen for prank calling the Colombian president!Ellen recently introduced a hilarious new game called Sorry Spin. Two brave audience members are stepping up to the dizzying challenge and hope to win today!


PORTIA DE ROSSI

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Ellen has a very special guest today; her wife, PORTIA DE ROSSI! Portia just wrote a new book, "Unbearable Lightness" in which she shares her past struggles with anorexia. Today she's reflecting on the experience in a moving interview everyone must see!


JAMES FRANCO

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Ellen can't get enough of DARIUS & DEMETRICE GILLESPIE -- so they're coming back today! The 11-year-old twins are so cute, and incredible singers, and they're preparing a special performance for today.It looks like it's going to be a big year ahead for the multi-talented JAMES FRANCO. In addition to being a film star, he's a graduate student at Yale and opened his first exhibition as an artist this summer. Now he's in the new movie, "127 Hours," and is already getting Oscar buzz.MARIO LOPEZ is a brand new daddy! He's visiting Ellen today to tell her all about life as a father and his new show, "Mario Lopez: Saved by the Baby." One thing is sure: he's still sexy as a dad!


JIM PARSONS (DAY 1 OF GAME WEEK)

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The last time the hilarious JIM PARSONS was here, he was still starstruck from the People's Choice Awards. Now that he's an Emmy winner, he's sure to be even more excited! Jim is stopping by to chat with Ellen about everything he's up to.KYM DOUGLAS always shows up with ways to look better naturally -- and she isn't afraid to demonstrate her outrageous tips for Ellen. Whether it's pouring a bottle of wine over herself or rubbing coffee grounds on certain body parts, Kym does what it takes to look great.BRISTOL PALIN is on "Dancing with the Stars" this season and she's doing it her own way! Today she and her partner, MARK BALLAS, are stopping by to chat with Ellen -- and they'll be sure to take a spin on the dance floor!It's Day One of Game Week, and Ellen is kicking it off with a hilarious game. By the end of the week, someone may be going home with a brand new car!


MADONNA (DAY 2 OF GAME WEEK)

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It's Day 2 of Ellen's Game Week! The competition is getting tougher, the prizes are getting bigger and the games are more hilarious than ever! You still have an opportunity to win from home, so don't miss out -- you could win a brand new Buick Regal!She's the biggest-selling female artist of all time, and she only needs to go by one name -- MADONNA -- is talking to Ellen today! She'll tell Ellen what she's been up to, and she has some important things she'd like to share with everyone.KATE WALSH must be excited for Game Week -- she's always ready for a fun time! Today she's back and has a lot to share with Ellen. Not only is she starring on "Private Practice," she has a brand new perfume called Boyfriend!


QUEEN LATIFAH (DAY 3 OF GAME WEEK)

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It's Day 3 of Game Week, and today Ellen is putting the contestants to the test -- on her Know or Go machine! If they Know, they'll win a huge prize. If they don't -- well, you know what happens! Plus, every time someone wins on the show, someone at home wins too!There's one person who knows how to get the party going -- QUEEN LATIFAH! Whether she's performing a song, playing tennis with Ellen, or trying out the Shake Weight, Queen Latifah is always having fun. She's hosting the People's Choice Awards in January and is stopping by to tell Ellen all about the nominations just announced!


RICKY MARTIN (DAY 4 OF GAME WEEK)

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Lap of Luxury Game Week is coming down to the wire -- tomorrow someone is driving home in a brand new Buick Regal! Today's contestants will do everything they can to make it to the end when they play Ellen's hilarious new game, Sorry Spin!RICKY MARTIN is one of the most successful musicians of the '90s and helped pave the way for many others. Now he's a loving father of adorable twin boys, and reflecting on it all in his brand new book, "Me."The Country Music Awards were last night, and Ellen asked KELLIE PICKLER to be her red carpet correspondent for the evening. The hilarious Kellie didn't disappoint, and today Ellen is showing you everything that happened.


CHRIS PINE (DAY 5 OF GAME WEEK - FINALE)

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It's been a week full of tough competition -- and it's all come down to this! The Grand Finale of Ellen's "Lap of Luxury Game Week" is today -- with the lucky winner driving home in a brand new Buick Regal! But first they have to beat out everyone else in a game you don't want to miss!Then, the very sexy CHRIS PINE comes from quite the acting blood; his father starred in "CHiPS." Now Chris is hitting it big, and is stopping by today to chat with Ellen. She'll be sure to find out if he's single!Ellen has been so inspired by KELLY OSBOURNE this past year. Kelly is now co-hosting "Fashion Police" on E! -- and will tell Ellen all about the exciting changes in her life.


HALLE BERRY

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All month long, Ellen has been giving away more cars than ever -- and she's not done yet! Today she's surprising a home viewer with a brand new Buick Regal!Then, she's won an Academy Award and an Emmy, now HALLE BERRY is stopping by to visit Ellen! After taking some time off, she's back and ready to go with her new movie, "Frankie & Alice."JOSH GROBAN can melt hearts with just the sound of his voice -- and he's ready with a brand new album, "Illuminations." He's here to perform his new song, "Hidden Away."Ellen has the most talented audience ever, and today she's found several audience members with jaw-dropping talents that you have to see to believe!


DIANE KEATON

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Oscar-winner DIANE KEATON tried it all in her new movie, "Morning Glory" -- including dancing with 50 Cent, going up against a sumo wrestler, and even kissing a frog! Today, Ellen will see what else she'll do!You know JULIANNE HOUGH from, "Dancing with the Stars," now she's becoming a star herself in the new movie "Burlesque," and she's stopping by to tell Ellen all about it.NELLY is back with a brand new album, "5.0," which is out today! He's here to perform his hit song, "Just a Dream."


RUSSELL CROWE

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When the sexy RUSSELL CROWE dropped by earlier this year, he taught an audience member how to shoot an arrow! Who knows what skills he'll bring when he visits Ellen today?!P!NK has some of the best hits of the past ten years, and now you can get them all on her new Greatest Hits album. She's stopping by today -- and Ellen is going to get to the bottom of the baby rumors! P!nk always has fun here, and no one can predict what she'll do!


ERIC DANE

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It's about to get hot in here -- McSteamy himself, ERIC DANE, is stopping by! No touching though -- he's a brand new daddy!This year, the hilarious CHRIS COLFER was nominated for an Emmy for his incredible role on "Glee." He's visiting Ellen today to tell her what it's like being on one of the most popular shows on TV!Earlier this year, Ellen helped America pick the newest Idol: LEE DEWYZE. He just released his brand new album, "Live it Up," and will drop by to perform his single, "Sweet Serendipity."All month long, Ellen has had huge surprises for her viewers! Will she have something for today? There's only one way to find out!


CHRISTINA AGUILERA

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It's official -- CHRISTINA AGUILERA is a triple threat! The extraordinarily talented singer and dancer is adding acting to the list by starring in the new movie, "Burlesque." She's stopping by to tell Ellen all about it -- and will blow the roof off the stage with an amazing performance!The newest Harry Potter movie is out today, and to celebrate, Ellen has a huge surprise for an ultimate fan!


JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

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He's a superstar singer, dancer and actor -- and he's one of Ellen's good friends. The one and only JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is stopping by! The sexy guy is in the brand new movie "Yogi Bear" and currently stars in "The Social Network" -- which is getting Justin a lot of Oscar buzz!Last week, an incredible 14-year-old named GRAEME TAYLOR gave an inspirational speech defending a teacher for stopping gay bullying. Today he's here to tell Ellen what motivated him to do it.Thanksgiving isn't until Thursday, but today Ellen is kicking off Pranksgiving! She has quite the surprise planned!


ERIC STONESTREET

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The last time he was here, the hilarious ERIC STONESTREET was thrilled just to be starring on a "Modern Family" -- now he's an Emmy winner! He's visiting Ellen to tell her all about the incredible night, as well as his recent trip to Australia.For the past 25 years, BON JOVI has been one of the top bands and has sold over 120 million albums! Now they've put all their greatest hits on one brand new album -- and are stopping by to perform some of them for Ellen!All month long, Ellen has had the biggest surprises for her audience -- and she's not done yet! One lucky viewer will receive a life-changing gift!


DWAYNE JOHNSON

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ALYSON HANNIGAN

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The hilarious ALYSON HANNIGAN has her hands full! Not only is she on one of the funniest shows ("How I Met Your Mother"), she's taking care of her adorable baby girl -- and was just nominated for a People's Choice Award! She's always ready to have fun, so Ellen's challenging her to a game that you don't want to miss!Last year, Ellen met an amazing 4-year-old dancer named MILES BROWN. He's a year older and his moves are even better, so the adorable guy is stopping by once again!It's been a while since Ellen chatted with her favorite octogenarian, GLADYS, so today she's checking-in -- talking to Gladys about everything that's happening these days -- and you know Gladys always has an opinion!There's excitement in the air: it's only three days until Ellen's 12 Days of Giveaways! More home viewers will get a chance to win than ever before, so don't miss your chance!


ALYSON HANNIGAN

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The hilarious ALYSON HANNIGAN has her hands full! Not only is she on one of the funniest shows ("How I Met Your Mother"), she's taking care of her adorable baby girl -- and was just nominated for a People's Choice Award! She's always ready to have fun, so Ellen's challenging her to a game that you don't want to miss!Last year, Ellen met an amazing 4-year-old dancer named MILES BROWN. He's a year older and his moves are even better, so the adorable guy is stopping by once again!It's been a while since Ellen chatted with her favorite octogenarian, GLADYS, so today she's checking-in -- talking to Gladys about everything that's happening these days -- and you know Gladys always has an opinion!There's excitement in the air: it's only three days until Ellen's 12 Days of Giveaways! More home viewers will get a chance to win than ever before, so don't miss your chance!


EVA MENDES

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The gorgeous EVA MENDES has spent the last decade on the silver screen -- now she's headed to your home with her décor line, Vida. She's stopping by to share how you can be stylish where you live.The incredibly funny MINDY KALING doesn't just star in "The Office," she writes, produces and even directs! She's stopping by to share the latest -- and Ellen will try her hardest to find out who's taking over for Steve Carell!Ellen has always been a fan of FLO RIDA, and he's released hit after hit. His brand new album, "Only One Flo (Part 1)," is out today -- and he's here to perform his latest hit song, "Club Can't Handle Me."Get ready! Just two more days until Ellen's 12 Days of Giveaways begin, and they're going to be the biggest 12 Days ever!


BEN AFFLECK

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It's almost here! Ellen's 12 Days of Giveaways begins tomorrow -- and you won't believe the huge gifts she's giving away this year! Plus, you'll have a chance to win at home!BEN AFFLECK is back to visit Ellen! Today is a very special day; it's his daughter's birthday and Ellen will help him plan the perfect party!Last week, the brand new show "Skating with the Stars" debuted, and BETHENNY FRANKEL gave it her best on the ice. Today she's dropping by to tell Ellen all about it.You may have known CEE-LO as half of Gnarls Barkley, but now you know him for his not-for-daytime song that became a viral hit. He's here to perform the "Forget You" version on the show.Make sure you're paying attention to Ellen's tweets -- who knows where she'll send her Twitter crew today?!


TAYLOR SWIFT (DAY 1 OF 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS)

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It's finally time! Today is DAY 1 of Ellen's 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS! This year, she's giving away some of the biggest gifts ever, and you can win from home!The release of her latest album proved that TAYLOR SWIFT is unstoppable! She's back today to perform her hit single, "Back to December."MANDY MOORE is living every little girl's dream -- she's a Disney princess! Her brand new movie, "Tangled," was just released, and she's here to tell Ellen all about it!


HILARY SWANK (DAY 2 OF 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS)

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It's DAY 2 of Ellen's 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS and the gifts are getting bigger! Ellen's audience won't be able to contain themselves -- and you won't either if you win from home!Whenever HILARY SWANK drops by, she's always ready to have some fun! Ellen will be prepared for anything when Hilary is here to tell her about her inspiring new movie, "Conviction."MILA KUNIS has starred in some of the funniest movies and TV shows of the past 10 years, but now she's exploring new ground with the dark film, "Black Swan." It's quickly becoming one of the most talked-about films of the year!When the Grammy-winning ADELE was last here, she helped fake-out the audience for Ellen's 12 Days. You won't know what to expect from her today -- other than an amazing performance of "Rolling in the Deep" -- from her brand new album, "21."


NICOLE RICHIE (DAY 3 OF 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS)

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It's Day 3 of 12 Days of Giveaways, and the gifts keep coming! Don't miss out on all the great things Ellen's giving away -- be sure to enter to win from home!NICOLE RICHIE went from party girl to loving mother -- and now author! She's stopping by to tell Ellen about her new book. Rumor has it that her wedding is soon -- and Ellen will do her best to get the details!Tonight is American Country Awards, and country music superstar MIRANDA LAMBERT is sure to shine, but only after performing here first!One of the biggest names in hip-hop is producer RUSSELL SIMMONS. He's giving everyone a behind-the-scenes glimpse of his life on the show "Running Russell Simmons," and he's here to tell Ellen all about it.


TY BURRELL (DAY 4 OF 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS)

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12 Days of Giveaways keeps on rolling with Day 4 -- and the excitement keeps growing! You still have a chance to win today's huge giveaways from home, so be sure to enter!When TY BURRELL was last here, he challenged Ellen to a game... and lost -- badly. Today he's back for a rematch! He'll also share some details on his hilarious hit show, "Modern Family."DUFFY's brand new album, "Endlessly" is out today, and there's only one place she's coming to celebrate -- right here! She'll perform her new hit, "Well Well Well."Many people know that words can be powerful, especially MARLO THOMAS. She just wrote a new book in which some of the biggest names from around the world share the moment that words helped change their life -- and she'll share what she learned with Ellen. Will Ellen be able to get her husband, PHIL DONAHUE, to join her? There's only one way to find out!


KATY PERRYHELEN MIRREN (DAY 5 OF 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS)

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The Grammy nominations are out -- and KATY PERRY is up for Album of the Year! She's here to celebrate the honor and to sing her new hit song, "Firework."It's Day 5 of Ellen's 12 Days of Giveaways -- and that means you have more chances to win from home! Be sure to follow Ellen on Twitter and Facebook for an extra shot at winning!If anyone knows how to stay classy, it's HELEN MIRREN! Whether she's accepting an Academy Award, lounging in her own castle, or being photographed on the beach -- she always makes it look good! Dame Helen is stopping by today to chat with Ellen.


KEITH URBAN (DAY 6 OF GIVEAWAYS)

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It's Day 6 of 12 Days of Giveaways and Ellen isn't slowing down -- so far, she's given away huge prizes -- like the Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor, Nikon Coolpix S80 camera, Logitech Revue and Camera with Google TV, Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant Phone, and a whole lot more! Don't miss out on your chance to win! That's not all that's happening... through Toys for Tots, Ellen and her audience are collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of toys for kids in need.KEITH URBAN is one of the biggest country music superstars and has always been one of Ellen's friends -- and now he's got another Grammy nomination! He's here to perform a song from his brand new album.For years, STEVE HARVEY has been a hilarious comedian and actor -- and now he's a relationship expert! He doesn't hesitate to tell the truth in his new book, and he's dropping in to have a laugh with Ellen.


JANE FONDA (DAY 7 OF GIVEAWAYS)

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You didn't think it could get any better -- but today it will! Day 7 of 12 Days of Giveaways is full of huge gifts that you can win too!For over 40 years, JANE FONDA has been a huge star -- and she's not stopping anytime soon! She looks great and now you will too -- when she tells Ellen all about her fitness DVDs.From the new movie, "Company Men," the up-and-coming actress that a lot of people are talking about, ROSEMARIE DeWITT, is here to chat with Ellen.


JAMIE FOXX (DAY 8 OF 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS)

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It's Day 8 of Ellen's 12 Days of Giveaways, and the gifts keep coming! She's got the best ones this holiday season -- and you can win them! Be sure to follow Ellen on Twitter and Facebook for extra chances to win each day!There's not much that JAMIE FOXX can't do! He's an incredibly talented actor, musician and radio show host -- and has an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe to prove it! He's always a lot of fun to have around, and today he's here to visit Ellen.She's a working mom with two babies, and ALISON SWEENEY looks fabulous! She's sharing all her secrets in her new book, "Mommy Diet," and will stop by to share some of them with Ellen.


STEVE CARELL (DAY 9 OF 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS)

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Ellen's 12 Days of Giveaways continues with Day 9 -- and a lot of amazing gifts for today's audience. They're not the only ones getting gifts; all month long Ellen and her audience have been collecting toys for children through Toys for Tots!With Christmas right around the corner, STEVE CARELL is enjoying holiday traditions with his family -- including judging other people and thinking about baking pies! The hilarious guy is stopping by to have some fun today.The very funny ANNA FARIS is in a new movie with Justin Timberlake... at least his voice! She'll tell Ellen why she still gets star struck around him!One of Ellen's all-time favorite musicians, DAVID GRAY, recently released a brand new album -- and he's stopping by to perform his latest single, "Only the Wine."


MARK WAHLBERG (DAY 10 OF GIVEAWAYS)

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The last time MARK WAHLBERG was here, his wife had just given birth to their fourth child! He said he wasn't ruling out a fifth -- and Ellen will find out if he's still ready for more -- when he stops by to talk about his new movie, "The Fighter."One of the most anticipated movies this year is "TRON: Legacy," and today the gorgeous star, OLIVIA WILDE, is visiting Ellen to share all the excitement.CIARA has sold millions of albums -- and she's not stopping! Her brand new album, "Basic Instinct," is out this week -- and she'll be here to perform for everyone!12 Days of Giveaways is almost over -- but not yet! Ellen still has some of the biggest gifts in store for Day 10, and you still have plenty of chances to win at home! Plus, all month long, Ellen and her audience continue to raise money and donate toys for Toys for Tots!


TIM MCGRAW (DAY 11 OF GIVEAWAYS)

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TIM McGRAW is a three-time Grammy-winning country music superstar, but that's not all! He's a loving husband and devoted father, and always up for some fun when he visits Ellen. Today he's telling her all about his new movie, "Country Strong."One of the strongest voices in the history of "American Idol," CRYSTAL BOWERSOX wowed Ellen with her unique style during her season on the show. Crystal is here today to sing the title song from her debut album, "Farmer's Daughter."The energetic BETHENNY FRANKEL is back to share more of her great tips for staying healthy and looking great!It's Day 11 of 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS -- and it's never been better! Ellen has amazing gifts for her audience that you can win from home -- and you can even win all the gifts from this year's giveaways! And all month, Ellen and her audience have been raising money and collecting toys for Toys for Tots.


REESE WITHERSPOON (DAY 12 OF GIVEAWAYS)

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It's the final day of Ellen's 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS -- and Ellen is ending it with a bang! This has been the biggest 12 Days ever, and you still have a chance to win! Plus, all month long, Ellen and her audience have been collecting toys and raising money for Toys for Tots -- and the Riff-Raff Room is full! The grand total collected is simply unbelievable!It's no surprise that in her new movie, two sexy men are battling over REESE WITHERSPOON. She's the sweetest, most talented and most beautiful woman in Hollywood -- and today she's visiting Ellen!"TRON: Legacy" is one of this season's most anticipated new movies, and sexy star GARRET HEDLUND is dropping by to tell Ellen all about it!


RAY ROMANO

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It's the start of a brand new year, and Ellen wants to make it memorable, so today she's surprising the audience with a bonus day of gifts from 12 Days of Giveaways -- and you still have a chance to win!Ever since Ellen spent a day as RAY ROMANO's golf caddy, they've enjoyed a special bond! Today the funny guy is back -- and he's sure to have Ellen laughing!Whenever CARMEN ELECTRA stops by, she always gets into something naughty --whether she's teaching Ellen a proper striptease or visiting George Clooney dressed as a Playboy bunny! Now she's got a brand new product line of toys and games that will spice things up a bit!


JIMMY KIMMEL

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Even though Ellen's 12 Days of Giveaways ended in December, she's not done with the surprises! She has a huge one in store today that will blow someone away!Ellen is always searching for the most talented kids, and she found one in 9-year-old break dancer LIL' DEMON. She brought him here from Hawaii to perform for everyone today!Ellen knows JIMMY KIMMEL always has her back! When her staff tried to scare her, he rose to her defense and tackled her head writer! They won't be trying anything today when the hilarious guy stops by for a visit.Rugby player GARETH THOMAS broke new ground when he became the first openly gay professional male athlete... in the world! He's here today to share his experience with Ellen.


MACY GRAY

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Not only is MACY GRAY an incredible musician, she was also Ellen's very first musical guest -- 8 years ago! Her unique sound and extraordinary talent is unmatched, and today she's here to perform one of her new hit songs.Ellen's been practicing her fist-pumping... SNOOKI is stopping by! The "Jersey Shore" starlet has turned into a phenomenon and even inspired Ellen's Halloween costume. She'll have the latest on the brand new season of her hit reality show.Thirteen-year-old country singer SAVANNAH KEYES is making her television debut today. She's in good company -- Lady Antebellum also made their debut performance with Ellen!


TOM SELLECK

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There are few roles as memorable as TOM SELLECK as "Magnum P.I." -- but he's adding another one to the list! Now he's in the show "Blue Blood," and will tell Ellen all about it.The entire cast of "Modern Family" is absolutely hilarious, including the young RICO RODRIGUEZ. He's stopping by to visit Ellen again -- but only after he rumbles around Target with an Icee!In just a few months, BRUNO MARS has become one of the most popular musicians around. The incredibly talented singer/songwriter is here to perform one of his amazing songs for Ellen.If you don't yet follow Ellen on Twitter -- you should! Today she's answering questions from Twitter in her popular segment, TWITS & ASK. You might finally find out everything you wanted to know!


RYAN GOSLING

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There was a little controversy over RYAN GOSLING's new movie, "Blue Valentine" -- it was a little TOO steamy! That's not a problem for most, and the sexy guy is here to steam up the studio today!It's never been a better time to be a housewife -- on Bravo, that is! The newest Real Housewife, CAMILLE GRAMMER, will share details on this season's drama when she chats with Ellen.


DENNIS QUAID

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DENNIS QUAID is here! That's right, Ellen's favorite guest is stopping by, and he's always up for some fun. After all the hilarious hidden camera pranks they've played, you never know what'll be in store today!Everyone's talking about NICKI MINAJ, and if you're not -- you will be! She's the hottest new hip-hop artist and is here to perform a hit song from her debut album.Ellen knows her audiences are talented dancers, but that's not all they can do! Today she'll feature some of their incredible hidden talents -- that'll leave you wondering how (and why) they do it!


PAULA ABDUL

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Ellen loves to feature incredibly talented kids, so she can't wait to meet 12-year-old basketball prodigy JORDAN McCABE. His tricks are so impressive -- just trying to follow them will leave your head spinning!Ellen isn't the only one who loves to dance -- so does PAULA ABDUL! She's got a brand new show, "Live to Dance," and will give Ellen some details on what to expect.RICHARD SIMMONS is unpredictable and hilarious, and he's also changed a lot of lives -- including one of Ellen's former staff members who lost over 150 pounds! The two are returning to share their incredibly inspiring story.


JENNY MCCARTHY

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JENNY McCARTHY is well known for being outrageous and for always having a fun time -- she's also an incredibly loving mother. She just created a brand new non-toxic product line for kids that will help keep them safe, and she's sharing it with Ellen today.The brand new season of "The Bachelor" has begun -- and it started with a controversy when they brought back Brad Womack. The host, CHRIS HARRISON, is stopping by, and Ellen will get all the backstage details.Everyone knows coupons can save money, but most think it's only a matter of cents. Not the coupon diva JOYCE HOUSE -- who cuts her grocery bill by almost 90% using only coupons, and will tell Ellen how she does it.


RICKY GERVAIS

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Today not just one, but two legendary musicians are stopping by! ROD STEWART and STEVIE NICKS are here, and they'll both sing one of their classic hits. Plus, they've got an exciting announcement that you don't want to miss!Before the hilarious RICKY GERVAIS hosted the Golden Globes last year, he told Ellen he wasn't planning on being asked back. It must have been a big surprise when he found out he's doing it again this year -- and he's telling Ellen what to expect.


VINCE VAUGHN

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It's been an exciting few months for NEIL PATRICK HARRIS -- not only did he just win a People's Choice Award, he's now the father of beautiful twin boys! The proud papa is visiting Ellen today -- and he's bringing photos!Ellen is always trying to live a healthier and more compassionate life, and she's found a lot of guidance from YOGI CAMERON ALBORZIAN. He just released a new book to help you find peace in yourself, and will share some of his tips with Ellen.Last week, Ellen had an emotional gift for a deserving family that was having a hard time. She gave the Sortor family every single gift from 12 Days and invited them to the show. Today they're here and will tell her what it was like getting such a big surprise!


SETH ROGEN

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For the first time, the hilarious SETH ROGEN is here! He just got engaged to his girlfriend this fall -- and Ellen is going to find out all about their marriage plans! She'll also find out about his brand new action movie, "The Green Hornet."The "Jersey Shore" house has a brand new member this season: DEENA NICOLE CORTESE. The self-described "blast in a glass and party in a body" is stopping by to tell Ellen what it was like to join the New Jersey crew.When BRUNO MARS was here recently, he gave such a great performance that Ellen had to have him back! Today he's here to perform a special version of his hit, "Just the Way You Are."


JENNIFER LOPEZ

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She can sing, act and dance -- now JENNIFER LOPEZ is gaining yet another skill: judging! The brand new season of "American Idol" premieres tomorrow, and Jennifer is stopping by to tell Ellen what we can expect -- not just from the contestants, but from the new judges, too!Last year, People magazine labeled MATT BOMER the Sexiest Rising Star -- now it's safe to say he's simply a sexy star! His show, "White Collar," returns tonight and it's better than ever!


NATALIE PORTMAN

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It's been an exciting few months for NATALIE PORTMAN! Not only is she the subject of Oscar buzz for her incredible performance in "Black Swan," she's also starring in the new comedy, "No Strings Attached," and she's just announced that she's pregnant! Ellen will get all the baby details today!MADISON McKINLEY created quite a stir on "The Bachelor" this week, and today she's stopping by to tell Ellen what happened -- and why she insists on wearing vampire fangs!


AMY POEHLER

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It's always a fun time when the hilarious and charming AMY POEHLER stops by! She's already got her hands full with her young son, Archie, her husband, Will Arnett, and now her show "Parks & Recreation" is back and better than ever! Though she always finds time to visit Ellen!There always seems to be drama on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," but housewife LISA VANDERPUMP manages to stay above it. Mostly. Today she's stopping by to tell Ellen what really happens.Last week, Ellen showed a YouTube video of a guy performing an incredible illusion. She wanted to meet him and today she gets her wish. Illusionist ERIC ROSS is here to show off some of his unbelievable tricks.


JEFF BRIDGES

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Just weeks after JEFF BRIDGES visited Ellen last year, he won an Academy Award. Who knows what'll be in store for him after he stops by today?! He's here to tell Ellen about his latest movie, "True Grit," and hopefully will bring more of those hilarious Bad Album Covers he collects!Since their debut album in 2008, THE SCRIPT has become one of the hottest new bands. The Irish group has since opened for Paul McCartney and U2, and their hit song "Breakeven" is all over the radio. Their second album, "Science & Faith" is out this week -- and they're stopping by to perform a song for Ellen.


MINNIE DRIVER

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You never know what MINNIE DRIVER will bring when she visits Ellen -- one time she brought a goat! The Academy Award-nominated actress is back again today to talk about her brand new movie. Last year, her adorable boy Henry had just learned animal noises -- and Ellen is sure to find out what he's discovered since.Ellen can't get enough of the Bad Paid-For Photos her audience is sending in, and today she's invited another group of brave people to share theirs on the show -- live!


DREW BREES

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Now that Ellen is a big football fan, there's no one better to get her ready for the Super Bowl than her friend, New Orleans Saints quarterback and last year's Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, DREW BREES.Valentine's Day is coming soon, so the beautiful and sweet JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT is getting in the spirit with her TV movie, "The Lost Valentine." She's sure to have some stories about working alongside Betty White!The hilarious JOEL McHALE is stopping by today for the very first time. Not only is he starring in the hilarious show "Community" and continuing to host "The Soup," he's made some time to visit Ellen.


ELLEN'S SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY!

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Break out the party hats and piñatas -- it's Ellen's birthday today! We're celebrating by turning today's show into one giant surprise party! Some of the biggest celebrities are stopping by to celebrate -- and Ellen has absolutely no idea who they'll be! She does know that one of her favorite bands, ONE ESKIMO, will perform whatever song she chooses. And of course, it's not Ellen's birthday without lots of gifts -- not for her, but for the entire audience!


ANTHONY HOPKINS

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It's an award-winning day at Ellen -- the incredibly talented ANTHONY HOPKINS is here. The legendary actor has an Academy Award, an Emmy and a Golden Globe! He's now in the new movie "The Rite," and will tell Ellen all about the spooky film.MELISSA LEO might not have an Oscar, but everyone thinks she just might win one! There's all sorts of Oscar buzz about her role in "The Fighter," and Ellen is talking to her about it today!


SHEMAR MOORE

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There's no better way to end the week than with a visit from SHEMAR MOORE! The sexy guy is stopping by during Ellen's birthday week to wish her the best -- and she wishes he'll take his shirt off again!Shemar isn't the only sexy guy to drop by -- the up and coming ALEX PETTYFER is visiting Ellen. He's on his way to becoming the next big star. USA Today called his new movie, "I Am Number Four," the #1 movie to watch this year!One of Ellen's favorite musicians, AMOS LEE, is here to perform his song, "Windows Are Rolled Down," from his brand new album, "Mission Bell."


JESSE TYLER FERGUSON

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The hilarious JESSE TYLER FERGUSON is returning to Ellen today. His hit show, "Modern Family," is more popular than ever! Last time here, Jesse told Ellen how his mother didn't understand technology -- and mom just might get him back by sending Ellen some embarrassing photos!Now that Ellen is a big football fan, she wants to learn everything about it! Since the gorgeous MARISA MILLER is an NFL spokesperson, she's the perfect one to teach Ellen. Plus, Marisa is on the cover of Shape magazine for the 8th time, so they can swap beauty tips!In October, THE BAND PERRY released their debut album -- and now they're nominated for a Grammy! The three siblings are stopping by to perform their hit song, "If I Die Young."The Super Bowl is just days away -- and Ellen is sending some of her lucky fans to the big game. Today they're hearing the exciting news for the first time -- direct from Ellen -- and hitting the road right away!


JULIANNA MARGULIES

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The SAG Awards were this weekend, and JULIANNA MARGULIES won once again for her incredible role in "The Good Wife." She holds the record for the most wins -- now she's got eight! And that's not the only achievement in her family; her adorable boy just turned 3, and his proud mother is stopping by today.The hilarious KEVIN NEALON knows how to class it up for Ellen -- last time here, he wore a tuxedo! It's hard to imagine how he'll top himself when he stops by today, but he's always up for the challenge.


THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS

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In the past few months, Ellen has been following all the drama on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Today, she's getting down to the details when TAYLOR ARMSTRONG, CAMILLE GRAMMER, ADRIENNE MALOOF, KYLE RICHARDS and LISA VANDERPUMP all stop by. If there's one thing Ellen has learned, it's that when all the housewives are here -- anything goes!Everyone is talking about DARREN CRISS! He's the hottest new cast member on "Glee," and today he's stopping by to visit Ellen for the first time. He became a celebrity overnight -- and he has the stories to go with it!Ellen tracked down the world's fastest violinist, OLIVER LEWIS, all the way over in Ireland and wanted to fly him here for you to see. He broke the Guinness World Record by performing "Flight of the Bumblebee" in 1 minute and 3 seconds, but that's not good enough for him! He'll attempt to break his own record right here with Ellen!


JENNIFER ANISTON

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She's one of the biggest stars in the whole world, and she was Ellen's first guest ever! It's always an event when the one and only JENNIFER ANISTON stops by!For Ellen, there's nothing better than surprising her fans! Today, one lucky person is getting a huge, life-changing surprise -- and it's just the start of a whole month of giveaways!


SUPER BOWL SHOW

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It's Ellen's annual Super Bowl Show! This week she sent two of football's biggest fans on a road trip to Dallas, and she's checking in live today -- one of them might win tickets to the big game!There's no one better to join Ellen for the football party than AMY ADAMS! The big game is this weekend, but she's got a big night coming up: Amy just got her third Academy Award nomination in six years!When CHANNING TATUM was last here, he did push-ups for charity! The sweet -- and sexy -- guy is dropping by once again today. Ellen is ready for a full workout this time around!Ellen just can't get enough of the hilarious BETHENNY FRANKEL. She always brings great tips and recipes to stay thin without losing out on delicious food -- and today she's tackling the big event of the weekend: the Super Bowl party!


1,300TH SHOW!

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It's Ellen's 1,300th show -- and it's going to be a big one! She's marking the milestone with a show full of her favorite moments from the past eight years; from the biggest celebrities to her favorite kids, to all the hilarious games -- and much more!There's no one better to join Ellen on the anniversary show than her favorite guest and good friend, ALLISON JANNEY. Since the first season, Ellen and Allison have competed in all sorts of challenges -- and today Allison will make yet another attempt to unseat Ellen as champion.Plus, today Ellen is going to do something for a loyal viewer that she's never done before!


MATTHEW PERRY

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Last week, Ellen sent two football superfans on a road trip to the Super Bowl -- and they got more than they expected! After braving one of the worst blizzards in history and taking a detour to Burbank, Jodanna and Brittany finally made it to Dallas -- and were in for some incredible surprises. Today they're showing Ellen everything that happened.When the hilarious MATTHEW PERRY was last here, he told Ellen he had only 666 twitter followers. Thanks to Ellen, now he has hundreds of thousands! That's not all -- now he's got a brand new show, "Mr. Sunshine," and is stopping by today to visit Ellen.The Grammys are this weekend, and one of the tunes nominated for Song of the Year is by RAY LAMONTAGNE AND THE PARIAH DOGS, and they'll be here to sing "Beg Steal or Borrow."


JUSTIN BIEBER

EPISODE 98

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Ellen's got the fever -- Bieber Fever! One of the biggest stars of our time, the one and only JUSTIN BIEBER is here today! Not only is he up for two Grammy Awards on Sunday, his brand new movie, "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," is out on Friday! He'd better be coming with a gift in hand... for Ellen's birthday he promised her a lock of his hair!Justin isn't the only Grammy-nominated guest stopping by! Five-time nominee JAMES BLUNT is here to perform his hit song, "Stay the Night."


CLAY MATTHEWS

EPISODE 99

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Ellen picked the Green Bay Packers to win the Super Bowl -- and they did! Now the team's linebacker, the incredible CLAY MATTHEWS, is stopping by to tell Ellen all about winning the big game.One of Ellen's favorite musicians is now a Grammy nominee! The amazing ADAM LAMBERT is stopping by to perform his newly nominated song, "Whataya Want from Me."The hilarious MATT LeBLANC is back on TV in a character only he can play: Matt LeBlanc! He's playing himself in the new show, "Episodes" and is making sure to stop by for a visit with Ellen.Ellen is always on the lookout for amazing dancers -- and she thinks she's found one of the best! She's flying him all the way from Hong Kong to perform just for you!


RICKY MARTIN

EPISODE 100

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The Grammys are this weekend an Ellen knows how to get the party started -- by welcoming one of the most popular musicians in the world, the Grammy-winning RICKY MARTIN! He'll treat everyone to a performance of a song from his brand new album, "Musica+Alma+Sexo," and he might even surprise the audience with one of his biggest classic hits!One of the biggest stars around is stopping by -- SAMUEL L. JACKSON! His movies have made more than any other actor's, but nothing goes to his head -- except his many cool hats! He's always up for a fun time with Ellen.Valentine's Day is coming fast, and if you don't have the perfect card picked out -- you're in luck! Ellen is sending her writer, Amy, to the card aisle to help people find the perfect way to say "I Love You!"


LADY ANTEBELLUM

EPISODE 101

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Today's a day all about love -- and it's harder to find a band that Ellen loves more than LADY ANTEBELLUM! They made their television debut with Ellen and have had huge success ever since. Just this year, they're nominated for a whopping six Grammys! They'll chat with Ellen and perform their hit, "Hello World."COLIN FIRTH knows all about love at first sight -- it happened when he met his wife! He'll share the heartwarming story of how they met. He'll also tell Ellen what it's like to be nominated for an Academy Award for the second year in a row!When BEN McKENZIE was last here, he told Ellen about a scene he did in "Southland" -- without pants! Maybe he'll consider doing a pantsless interview today! The sexy guy is stopping by, and he'll make sure to give Ellen an update on his adorable rescue dog, Oscar.Ellen will be testing how strong love is between her newlywed fans when she plays a special version of Newlywed Know or Go! The stakes are high for these newlyweds -- if they don't know enough about each other, they GO!


RANDY JACKSON

EPISODE 102

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The "dawg" is coming to Ellen! RANDY JACKSON misses Ellen so much, he couldn't miss a chance to visit! He'll stop by and share all the behind-the-scenes details on this season of "American Idol"!Lots of people know just how wonderful dancing can be -- especially CHERYL BURKE. Not only is she a two-time champion on "Dancing with the Stars," she credits dancing with changing her life. She'll tell Ellen all about it when she stops by to talk about her new book.A college student named NICHOLAS CORRALES became an unwitting YouTube star when he went to dunk a basketball during an acrobatic halftime performance -- and ended up dunking himself! He's diving right in to the show today to visit Ellen!


LIAM NEESON

EPISODE 103

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After six years, the wonderful LIAM NEESON is making his grand return to the show! The incredible actor has racked up quite a list of honors. Not only has he earned an Academy Award nomination, he's also been named an Officer in the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II!It seems like everything JENNIFER HUDSON does -- she does well. First she won over everyone on "American Idol," then she wowed everybody with her incredible Oscar-winning performance in "Dreamgirls." She's stopping by to chat with Ellen and to sing her single "Where You At," from her new album, "I Remember Me."The current season of "The Bachelor" has already been a controversial one -- and the drama isn't over! This week, another woman didn't get a rose -- and she's dropping by to tell Ellen her side of the story.


HOWIE MANDEL

EPISODE 104

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Ellen can't stop laughing whenever HOWIE MANDEL stops by! The outrageous guy knows how to have fun -- even if it means walking around the stage in a giant, hermetically sealed inflatable ball! The unpredictable guy is here to tell Ellen about the new season of "America's Got Talent."Howie isn't the only outrageous guest on the show -- the absolutely hilarious KYM DOUGLAS is dropping by. She always comes with a bunch of beauty tips that she isn't afraid to demonstrate -- even if it means stepping into a bathtub full of wine! Today she and Ellen are testing out some "As Seen on TV" products.Last week, Ellen sent Jeannie on the road with a truck full of Chevy Cruzes, and today she's making a stop -- and surprising one lucky viewer with one of the brand new cars! It's a Big Truckin' Deal -- and you never know where it's going next!


CORY MONTEITH

EPISODE 105

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CORY MONTEITH went from working as a store greeter to being one of the most popular guys in Hollywood! His show, "Glee," is bigger than ever -- and the cast is already planning to hit the road for another tour this summer!Ellen is well known as a proud CoverGirl, but today she's meeting a different type of cover girl -- the "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issue cover model! The cover is announced on the 14th, and the lucky model is stopping by today -- probably to get some tips from Ellen!


MIKE 'THE SITUATION' SORRENTINO

EPISODE 106

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Game Week is back, and you have more chances to win from home! It's Day 1 of Didja Ever Game Week, and the prizes are the biggest yet! Every time someone wins on the show, a home viewer wins too! It all leads up to the Grand Prize: an international Carnival Cruise worth $35,000!Ellen's got a situation -- MIKE "THE SITUATION" SORRENTINO -- and he's taking a break from Gym, Tan and Laundry, to bring his famous abs to the show. MTV just announced that his show, "Jersey Shore," is headed to Italy next season, but first he's here to tell Ellen the latest on the current season.Ellen loves the Gym Class Heroes, and now the lead singer -- TRAVIE McCOY -- is hitting it big as a solo artist. He's stopping by to perform his latest hit, "We'll Be All Right."


AARON RODGERS

EPISODE 107

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Ellen picked the Green Bay Packers to win the Super Bowl this year -- and thanks to MVP AARON RODGERS, they did! During a press conference, he even mentioned he had a crush on Ellen.CHRISTINA APPLEGATE will be watching her back when she stops by -- she was the first celebrity Ellen scared on the show! Christina's always ready for a fun time when she's here!What happens when you team country music superstar JASON ALDEAN and pop superstar KELLY CLARKSON? You get the incredible song, "Don't You Wanna Stay" -- and they're both here to perform it for Ellen.Plus, it's Day Two of Didja Ever Game Week -- and it's getting bigger! Ellen's audience members are competing for the ultimate prize of a Carnival Cruise -- and if that weren't enough pressure, they're also playing for a home viewer! Don't miss your chance to win from home!


KELLIE PICKLER

EPISODE 108

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Whether KELLIE PICKLER is kissing Clint Eastwood, getting scared by Ellen, or just telling a hilarious story, she and Ellen always have a blast when she's here. Last time, she couldn't stop gushing about her fiancé -- now they're married, and Kellie is here for her first interview since the wedding to share exclusive photos from the big day!Ellen's friend GREYSON CHANCE keeps getting bigger and bigger! He's about to release his debut album and he's on tour with Miranda Cosgrove, plus his hit song is everywhere! Now he's coming back to where it all began to perform "Waiting Outside the Lines" for Ellen.Didja Ever Game Week continues, and the competition is getting intense! With a huge prize at stake, today's contestants will do anything to win! Plus, you still have a chance to win from home, so don't miss out on the Grand Prize of a Carnival Cruise!


PAM ANDERSON

EPISODE 109

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This past Sunday, sexy TREVOR BAYNE broke records by becoming the youngest winner of the Daytona 500 -- at just 20 years old! It was his first time in the race -- and now he's about to mark another first when he stops by to tell Ellen all about the exciting win!Ellen is in for a wild interview -- PAM ANDERSON is here! Pam's never afraid to strip down to a bikini or flip over a couch when she stops by. She's as outrageous as ever and there's no telling what she'll be up to today, but it's certain to be memorable.When ADELE was here in December, she blew everyone away with an unbelievable performance. Her upcoming album, "21," is the #1 most pre-ordered album on iTunes, and she's coming back once again to give another incredible performance.It's Day 4 of Didja Ever Game Week, and with a huge prize on the line, today's contestants are in it to win it! You have a chance to win, too -- so be sure to enter!


GAME WEEK FINALE

EPISODE 110

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It's the big moment everyone has been waiting for all week long: the finale of Didja Ever Game Week! The winners from each day are going head-to-head for the ultimate prize -- an international Carnival Cruise for six! Plus, don't miss out on your chance to win from home!A lot has changed for NEIL PATRICK HARRIS since he was last here -- he's now a proud papa! He's got two adorable baby boys and couldn't be happier. Good things come in pairs for Neil -- he also won two Emmys in September!


HUGH LAURIE

EPISODE 111

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Not only is the hilarious HUGH LAURIE a great actor -- he's also a singer! He's about to release a brand new blues album that he recorded in Ellen's hometown of New Orleans! When Hugh drops by, he'll also share the latest about "House."DJ PAULY D is headed to Italy! The fourth season of his hit show, "Jersey Shore," is taking the cast across the Atlantic, and he's getting ready for the big trip... but not before stopping by to visiting Ellen!Last week, the lucky winner of Didja Ever Game Week won an international Carnival Cruise, and Ellen isn't quite done giving away huge gifts! She's surprising a lucky viewer with a fabulous international Carnival Cruise!


HEIDI KLUM

EPISODE 112

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If there's one person who likes to have fun, it's HEIDI KLUM! Whether she's throwing food around the set, staging photoshoots with Ellen, or even taking off her dress in the middle of an interview, it's always an outrageous time! Heidi won't hold back when she visits her friend Ellen today!Last summer, TAIO CRUZ released his single, "Dynamite" -- and it became a smash hit! He's here to give a performance you don't want to miss!Last week, Ellen sent Jeannie on the road with a trailer loaded with Chevy Cruzes, and today she's making a surprise stop to drop one off for a deserving viewer -- who has no idea what to expect!


MATT DAMON

EPISODE 113

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After eight seasons, the biggest superstar is finally stopping by for the very first time -- the sexy MATT DAMON! Not only has the Oscar-winning actor been in some of the best films ever, he's an incredible humanitarian. He's also quite the funny guy -- and he's ready to have some fun!One of Ellen's favorite guests, Science Guy STEVE SPANGLER is back -- and he's bringing more of his amazing science experiments. Ellen never knows what to expect, so whether he's making a thousand ping-pong balls explode across the stage or lighting bubbles on fire, it'll be a surprise for everyone!


WANDA SYKES

EPISODE 114

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Ellen's close friend and funny-girl Wanda Sykes who's on her new stand-up tour. Topher Grace was last on the show 6 years ago and now he's promoting a new movie "Take Me Home Tonight" (2011) - he wrote, produced and starred in it. Two eliminated members of American Idol - Jacee Badeaux and Colton Dixon.


JERRY O'CONNELL

EPISODE 115

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Jerry O'Connell talks about The Defenders and life with his wife, Rebecca Romijn and two girls.


PARIS HILTON

EPISODE 116

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Paris Hilton returns after a year with a new show planned and a new boyfriend. She also just recently turned the big 30. NEW GAME: Cut The Cord.


ELLEN POMPEO

EPISODE 117

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Ellen Pompeo on Grey's Anatomy celebrates Mardi Gras with Ellen. Mike Tyson talks about his newest show Taking on Tyson.


VALERIE BERTINELLI

EPISODE 118

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Valerie Bertinelli continues her hot streak with Hot in Cleveland opposite legend Betty White. Miranda Cosgrove talks about her recent happenings, including singing and touring. Guess who's opening for her on the tour: Greyson Chance.


TYRA BANKS

EPISODE 119

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Tyra Banks is planning to expand her online enterprise. Jerrod Niemann performs off his new album "Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury" (performs song "Lover, Lover").


RYAN PHILLIPPE

EPISODE 120

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When the sexy RYAN PHILLIPPE visited Ellen last year, he promised he'd teach her a little Tae Kwon Do! He's back today, and she's ready to go! Ellen also wants an update on his kids, since he is quite the proud papa! When BLAIR UNDERWOOD was researching his role on "L.A. Law," he became friends with the President of the Harvard Law Review -- Barack Obama! Now they're both presidents -- even if Blair is only a president on the hit show "The Event."


JIMMY FALLON

EPISODE 121

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If Ellen wants to see the hilarious JIMMY FALLON, she normally has to stay up late -- but not when he visits today! Jimmy just marked two years as host of "Late Night," and he's dropping by to celebrate. He'll also get a chance to show off some of his hysterical impressions. "Glee" is hotter than ever -- thanks to this season's newest (and sexiest) cast member, CHORD OVERSTREET. He's rumored to have dated Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato and Mila Kunis. Ellen is going to get to the bottom of it all! KENDRA WILKINSON has gone from the Playboy Mansion to the dance floor! The former "Girls Next Door" star will appear on the new season of "Dancing with the Stars" -- and today she's stopping by to get a few tips from Ellen!


CLIVE OWEN

EPISODE 122

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The sexy CLIVE OWEN has a love story most only dream of -- he met his wife when they were playing the title roles in "Romeo and Juliet!" The Academy Award-winning actor is back to visit Ellen today! There's no predicting what the outrageous RAINN WILSON will do when he drops by. The hilarious star of "The Office" is here to talk about his new movie, "Super." It's been four long years since he last visited with Ellen, and she's going to find out why! The incredibly talented SELENA GOMEZ isn't just a great actress, she's an incredible singer! She's ready to release her third album later this year, and today she'll perform the new hit single, "Who Says"!


VANESSA HUDGENS

EPISODE 123

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VANESSA HUDGENS is the Queen of Disney! After making it big in the "High School Musical" movies, she's starring in the new film, "Beastly." She shared an on-screen romance with the very hot Alex Pettyfer -- and Ellen wants to know all the details! For over 30 years, BRYAN ADAMS has been been rocking out -- and earned a whopping 15 Grammy nominations in the process! He's here for the first time to perform one of his hits from his new album, "Bare Bones."


DAVID SCHWIMMER

EPISODE 124

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It's been seven long years since the hilarious DAVID SCHWIMMER has been here, but today he's finally back! Everyone knows him from his popular role as Ross on "Friends," but he's just as talented behind the camera too -- he's directing a brand new movie! When MICHAEL GRIMM won "America's Got Talent" last year, not only did he visit Ellen and give an unbelievable performance, he proposed to his girlfriend on the show! Now he's ready to release his debut CD -- and it's all going to help his grandparents rebuild after Katrina!


MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY

EPISODE 125

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MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY is one of Ellen's most important guests -- he helped her celebrate her 1,000th show! Matthew now has an adorable baby daughter and Ellen can't wait to hear all about her -- and how his son Levi is as big brother! DURAN DURAN was one of the most successful bands of the '80s -- and they're still going strong! They've sold over 100 million albums and have won multiple Grammys. Today they're back to perform one of their new songs along with a classic hit! Ellen has been looking for a new sport to follow since football ended -- and it may be NASCAR! She'll find out when three-time Daytona 500 winner JEFF GORDON stops by. Jeff is trying his hand at Hollywood -- he's in the upcoming Pixar movie, "Cars 2." When Ellen wanted to start eating healthier and living better, she found a lot of guidance from KATHY FRESTON. Kathy is here today to share her simple and easy tips for a healthier lifestyle. She'll even go to a viewer's home to demonstrate how anyone can make the switch!


KEITH URBAN

EPISODE 126

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One of Ellen's favorite country music superstars is swinging by to chat with Ellen -- KEITH URBAN! He and his wife, Nicole Kidman, just had an adorable baby girl and Ellen can't wait to congratulate him. The sexy guy is always ready to sing for Ellen, and today he'll give an incredible performance of his hit song, "Without You."Things couldn't be going better for KALEY CUOCO. Not only is her hit show "The Big Bang Theory" more popular than ever, she's about to star in the hilarious new movie, "Hop." As busy as she is, nothing can keep her away from the ping-pong table -- and Ellen is ready for a challenge!Ellen always loves having her friend, the hilarious BETHENNY FRANKEL here to share some of her great tips for staying healthy while still having fun. Today Bethenny is back -- and you won't want to miss what she has planned!


GREG KINNEAR

EPISODE 127

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GREG KINNEAR is never afraid to tackle a new project -- his latest is causing quite a controversy! He's starring in the miniseries "The Kennedys," which one network refused to air! He'll clear up the story when he stops by today.NIGEL LYTHGOE is back as Executive Producer of "American Idol" -- and he's made some changes! Today he's stopping by to share them with Ellen, and to let everyone know what to expect for the rest of the season!At just 13, SAOIRSE RONAN was nominated for an Academy Award! The Best Supporting Actress nominee is here today to meet Ellen -- and will tell her all about the exciting night, as well as her movie, "Hanna."It's always a party when the legendary rock band HEART is here -- they helped kick off Ellen's 50th Birthday Show! Now they're back with a live DVD of their classic hits and will perform one today!


JENNIFER HUDSON AND SAVANNAH ROBINSON

EPISODE 128

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Last month, Ellen introduced an incredibly talented 12-year-old singer, SAVANNAH ROBINSON, whose version of Jennifer Hudson's "And I Am Telling You" blew everyone away! It also blew away JENNIFER HUDSON -- and today she's joining Savannah in a duet of her iconic song!CHRISTIAN SLATER is headed back to television with his brand new show, "Breaking In" -- but not before visiting Ellen! He once told Ellen he loves doing his own stunts -- so he'd better be prepared today!LA TOYA JACKSON is dropping by, and Ellen is getting the latest on the behind-the-scenes drama on "Celebrity Apprentice!" Fellow contestant NeNe Leakes had a lot of opinions on the cast when she was here last week -- and Ellen is going to find out what La Toya thinks of it all!


HELEN HUNT

EPISODE 129

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There are few actresses more talented than HELEN HUNT! She is only the second actress to win a Golden Globe, an Emmy and an Academy Award -- and she's back to chat with Ellen today.Not only can JAMES MARSDEN sing, dance and act -- he's also one of the sexiest guys around. He even used to model for Versace! He's bringing his good looks and great dance moves to Ellen!Magician RICH FERGUSON is stopping by to show some of his unbelievable tricks to Ellen -- and they'll leave everyone astounded!


KATIE HOLMES

EPISODE 130

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One half of one of the most famous Hollywood couples is stopping by -- KATIE HOLMES! She's now playing one of the most famous wives, Jackie Kennedy, in the controversial new mini-series, "The Kennedys" -- and she's here to tell Ellen all about it.People can't get enough of KIM & KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN! The two are the queens of reality television and can hardly go anywhere without being swarmed by paparazzi. That's not stopping them from going to New York for their new show, "Kim & Kourtney Take New York" -- but today they're visiting Ellen first!Whenever ONEREPUBLIC is here, they always give one of the best performances. Today they're back to sing their latest hit, "Good Life," from their album, "Waking Up."


ORLANDO - LL COOL J

EPISODE 131

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Ellen is back at Universal Orlando Resort -- and she's bringing you along for all the fun! Whether she's riding the exciting roller coasters or checking out everything the CityWalk has to offer, it's the perfect spring break for everyone -- including you!Ellen's not going to Orlando alone -- she's bringing the best guests along with her, including the sexy LL COOL J. It won't be his first time -- five years ago he had a blast riding The Hulk with Ellen, and they're ready to do it again!DURAN DURAN was recently on the show and they were so amazing, Ellen invited them to perform in Orlando -- this time at an outdoor concert! Thousands of people will fill the CityWalk to see the legendary band perform one of their classic hits.Ellen recently had "DANCE ASSASSIN" ROBERT HOFFMAN scare her unsuspecting staff members with his hilarious hidden dance moves. This time she's letting him loose in the Universal Orlando Resort -- and you never know who he'll scare next!


ORLANDO - ERIC STONESTREET

EPISODE 132

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It's another day of fun at Universal Orlando Resort, and Ellen has the best guests to keep the party going!Kicking off the fun is none other than the hilarious ERIC STONESTREET. The Emmy-winning actor has been hard at work on the hugely popular "Modern Family" and can use a break -- but will he brave the Dueling Dragons?A couple of months ago, Ellen met the cutest 7-year-old dinosaur expert, RILEY CHANDLER. She loved him so much, she gave him a trip to Universal Orlando Resort to experience the exciting Jurassic Park attraction! The adorable guy will have a full report for Ellen!It wouldn't be a great trip to Orlando without another superstar performance on the CityWalk -- so KELLY CLARKSON will have the place hopping! Kelly has had some of the biggest pop songs in the last 10 years and will sing a favorite today.


CARRIE UNDERWOOD

EPISODE 133

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You know CARRIE UNDERWOOD as the winner of "American Idol" and as a country music superstar -- now you'll soon know her as an actress! She's acting for the very first time in the new movie "Soul Surfer" alongside Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid!Fifteen years ago, NEVE CAMPBELL became a household name when she starred in one of the most popular horror movie trilogies ever. Now the highly-anticipated sequel, "Scream 4," is just a week away! Neve is stopping by to tell Ellen how it feels to return to her roots.Eight years ago, Ellen welcomed country singer JOSH KELLEY as he made his television debut performance on the show. Today he's back to perform his new hit song, "Georgia Clay." Talent runs in the family -- his brother is Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum!


KIM CATTRALL

EPISODE 134

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The hilarious KIM CATTRALL made a name for herself as Samantha, the no-holds-barred and sometimes controversial character on "Sex and the City." She's not shying away from the scandalous roles -- now she's playing a former porn star in "Meet Monica Velour," and is dropping by today!The sexy TIMOTHY OLYPHANT has a lot to celebrate... his show, "Justified," was just renewed for another season! Ellen will have the champagne ready when he visits today.RALPH MACCHIO has traded in his black belt for dancing shoes! The original "Karate Kid" actor joined this season of "Dancing with the Stars" and he's stopping by with dance partner KARINA SMIRNOFF to chat with Ellen -- and perform a routine just for her!


DWAYNE JOHNSON

EPISODE 135

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Every time DWAYNE JOHNSON stops by, Ellen finds another one of his fears -- whether it's tarantulas, roller coasters, or aliens sneaking up behind him! She'll see if there's anything else when he tells her about his new move, "Fast Five" -- which he filmed in gorgeous Rio de Janeiro!You know MATTHEW MORRISON as the caring teacher on the smash hit "Glee," but you'll soon know him as an incredible solo artist! He's headed on tour for his debut album and will stop by to perform a song for Ellen.There are few things more beautiful than a polar bear in its natural habitat -- and filmmaker JOHN DOWNER knows that first-hand! He created the new Discovery film, "Polar Bear: Spy on Ice" and will share some of the never-before-seen footage!


KHLOE KARDASHIAN ODOM & LAMAR ODOM

EPISODE 136

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People can't stop talking about KHLOE KARDASHIAN ODOM and her husband LAMAR! They are so popular, they're getting a brand new show, aptly titled, "Khloe & Lamar." They're stopping by for an exclusive interview with Ellen, and she's going to get all the details on what to expect!Ellen loves scary movies, and so does HAYDEN PANETTIERE! Hayden is starring in the highly anticipated "Scream 4," and she'll be here to tell Ellen all about it. Ellen has been known to scare her guests -- so Hayden might want to watch her step!


ANNE HATHAWAY

EPISODE 137

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One of the sweetest stars in Hollywood, ANNE HATHAWAY, is here to visit Ellen! She's beautiful and talented, and it's always fun when she drops by. Anne is starring in the animated film "Rio," and will soon take on the role of Catwoman -- and will share how she's preparing for part.On this season of "Celebrity Apprentice," GARY BUSEY has no problem rocking the boat! Today the quirky actor will share some of the backstage drama that didn't make it on the show!Producer JERRY WEINTRAUB has worked with legendary musicians including Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, and produced some of the most popular movies like "Karate Kid" and the "Oceans Eleven" trilogy -- and he's always ready with a story! Now you can hear it all in the new HBO documentary about Jerry, "His Way" -- but first he's coming here!In the past few years, ROBYN has gone from a virtually unknown singer to an international pop star. She's here for the very first time to perform her hit song, "Dancing on My Own."


KATE WALSH

EPISODE 138

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Last week, America was shocked when PIA TOSCANO was voted off "American Idol" -- including Ellen! Pia is an incredibly talented singer and Ellen wanted to get her on the show. Today Pia will talk about her controversial elimination, and sing for everyone!KATE WALSH knows how to keep busy! Not only is she starring in the hit show, "Private Practice," she also created her very own fragrance, Boyfriend, completely on her own! She's making some time to visit, and will tell Ellen what she's been up to.The hilarious PAUL REISER was nominated for an Emmy an incredible ten times for his hit show, "Mad About You." Now, after more than a decade, he's finally returning to television with a brand new show -- and that means he's returning to visit Ellen!A few months ago, Ellen met speed-rapper GEORGE WATSKY when he impressed everyone with his skills. She loved him so much, he's back today to perform another one of his original raps.


JAMIE FOXX

EPISODE 139

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There's not much JAMIE FOXX can't do! He's got an Oscar, a Grammy and a Golden Globe -- and he's not stopping yet. After just releasing another hit album, he's now lending his voice to the star-studded animated movie, "Rio," and will get the energy going when he's here today.Ellen can't get enough of sexy ISAIAH MUSTAFA! Not only has he starred in the famous Old Spice ads, he was also Ellen's red carpet correspondent for the MTV VMAs! That job must have impressed a lot of people -- he's now starring in a brand new Tyler Perry movie!JESSIE J has written some of the most popular pop songs in the last few years -- and now she's making a name for herself with a highly-anticipated new album, "Who You Are." She's making her daytime television debut with Ellen and will perform her hit song, "Price Tag."


TYLER PERRY

EPISODE 140

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TYLER PERRY is one of the most successful people in Hollywood -- and he does it all! Tyler writes, directs, produces and acts, but there's still one thing he hasn't done: visit Ellen! Today he's changing that when he's here for the very first time.Ellen loves animals, and so does WAYNE PACELLE. As President and CEO of the Humane Society, Wayne has done so much to help inspire compassion toward animals -- and today he's telling Ellen about his brand new book.The competition is tough on this season of "Dancing with the Stars" -- and CHELSEA KANE knows it! She and dance partner MARK BALLAS will have the latest for Ellen, and will be sure to show off an impressive dance!


TINA FEY

EPISODE 141

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She's beautiful, she's brilliant, she's hilarious -- and now TINA FEY is a top author! Tina is looking back on her life and sharing it all in her brand new book, "Bossypants," and will tell some of the best -- and funniest -- lessons she's learned. Plus, she just announced she's expecting her second child!Last summer, MIKE POSNER went from average college student to famous music star with his hit song, "Cooler Than Me." Now he's here to perform his latest single, "Bow Chicka Wow Wow."


ROBERT PATTINSON

EPISODE 142

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One of the hottest stars around is here today -- ROBERT PATTINSON! When the sexy guy stopped by last year, he had just cut off his curly locks for his new movie, "Water for Elephants." There's no telling what hairstyle he'll have today, but he's guaranteed to look great!Ellen isn't the only one watching the Royal Wedding! "So You Think You Can Dance" host CAT DEELEY found five wedding fanatics, and she's taking them on the trip of a lifetime to London for all the festivities! She'll share the details when she drops by, and will hopefully have an extra invitation for Ellen!


REESE WITHERSPOON

EPISODE 143

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REESE WITHERSPOON is one of the sweetest, most beautiful and talented actresses in Hollywood -- and today she's visiting Ellen. She is always a gracious guest and brings along a treat. Last time she and Ellen enjoyed tea, and she's sure to have another surprise today!The sexy PAUL WALKER is ready for another round of the "Fast and Furious" movies -- and this time he got to film it in Rio de Janeiro! He's stopping by to share some of the details on "Fast Five"!Ellen recently heard 15-year-old JACKSON GUTHY rehearsing a song -- and immediately knew he had to perform on the show! He's releasing his debut single "L-O-V-I-N-G" this summer, but he's singing it for Ellen today!


GWENYTH PALTROW

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There isn't anything GWYNETH PALTROW can't do! The Oscar-winning actress recently impressed everyone with her country singing skills, then wowed everybody with her phenomenal role on "Glee," and now she's releasing a cookbook! She's telling Ellen what inspired it all today!When DARREN CRISS & THE WARBLERS sang "Teenage Dream" on "Glee," it instantly became the best-selling song from the show! They are so popular, they're releasing their own album, but first they're all stopping by to perform the acoustic hit that made them stars!


MARIO LOPEZ

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MARIO LOPEZ takes care of himself, and he has the sexy body to prove it! But now he's not just taking care of himself -- he's got an adorable baby daughter and wants to make sure she stays healthy. He can help you do the same with his new cookbook, "Extra Lean Family," and he's stopping by to tell Ellen all about it.CHRIS JERICHO has dominated the wrestling ring, and now he's dominating the dance floor! He's getting some of the top scores on "Dancing with the Stars" and is here today with dance partner CHERYL BURKE.


CHRISTINA AGUILERA

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For over a decade, CHRISTINA AGUILERA has been one of the top pop music superstars -- and now she's ready to help the next big star make it to the top! Christina is a coach on the brand new show, "The Voice," and will tell Ellen what to expect when it premieres tonight!There are few people who love reality TV more than Ellen does -- but MARY McCORMACK is one of them! She's always looking for the newest and most outrageous show to share, and she'll tell Ellen what she's found today -- along with what to expect on the brand new season of her show, "In Plain Sight."Since winning season 7 of "American Idol," DAVID COOK has been going non-stop! He's about to release his third album this summer, and will be here to perform his fantastic new single, "The Last Goodbye."


KRISTEN CHENOWETH

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This summer, Ellen made her Broadway debut in "Promises, Promises" with the hilarious KRISTIN CHENOWETH. Now Kristin is back on TV in her hysterical role on "Glee," but she's making a stop today to visit her friend and former co-star!It's an exciting time for NICK CANNON! Any moment, he and Mariah Carey are about to be proud parents of twin babies! And if he weren't busy enough, he's doing a comedy special on Showtime next month, and is getting ready for a brand new season of "America's Got Talent." He'll have a lot on his plate, but he always makes time to chat with Ellen.ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION have been performing for over 20 years -- and in that time, Alison has won a whopping 27 Grammys! They just released a brand new album, "Paper Airplanes," and will be here to perform one of their new singles.


LADY GAGA

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LADY GAGA is the hottest and most talented pop star around -- and she's appearing exclusively with Ellen! She just released yet another #1 mega-hit, "Judas," and will give an incredible performance you won't see anywhere else! Then she'll sit down with Ellen to reveal what we can expect next!Then, another huge superstar will be here... JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE! No matter what he does, he's always amazing. Not only is Justin one of the top musicians, he's an incredibly talented actor, and he only just turned 30! He's not visiting Ellen alone -- the Golden Globe-nominated MILA KUNIS is joining him! They both starred in Oscar-nominated films last year, and now they're having fun in the new comedy "Friends with Benefits" -- and Ellen is getting all the details on some of their sexier scenes!


ORLANDO BLOOM

EPISODE 149

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It's been four long years since ORLANDO BLOOM was here, but the wait is finally over! The sexy actor has been in some of the biggest movies ever, including "The Lord of the Rings" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogies. Now he's in the independent film "Sympathy for Delicious," and will tell Ellen what else he's been up to since his last visit.JOSH GROBAN is always up for a fun time! When Ellen needed some help recreating Oscar-nominated films, he was the first to cover himself in blue body paint for "Avatar." He's also one of the most talented singers of all time, and will melt everyone's heart with a performance of his song, "Galileo."


STEVE CARELL

EPISODE 150

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After seven hilarious years on "The Office," STEVE CARELL finally said goodbye -- and now he's coming to visit Ellen! He's one of the funniest and kindest guys around, and is still the only person to ever scare Ellen! She'll find out today what he's planning for his free time.It's been an adventurous year for ALISON SWEENEY! This year, her hit show, "The Biggest Loser" went to New Zealand -- and she even went bungee jumping! The show keeps her busy, but her two adorable tots keep her even busier, and she'll have the latest on her cute kids.


STEVE MARTIN

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STEVE MARTIN is one of the top comedians of all time, and has starred in some of the funniest movies -- he's also an incredibly talented musician! He's bringing his band, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, to perform a song from their new album, but first he's sitting down to chat with Ellen.This season of "Celebrity Apprentice" has been one of the craziest yet -- and STAR JONES has been a very controversial contestant! NeNe Leakes and La Toya Jackson both made it clear what they think of Star... now Star will tell Ellen her side of the story!


JOHN KRASINSKI

EPISODE 152

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Last week on "The Office," JOHN KRASINSKI said goodbye to his friend and co-star, Steve Carell. Today John will tell Ellen all about life after Steve -- and Ellen will try to find out who the new boss will be! That's not all that's new with John... it's been less than a year since he married Emily Blunt, and Ellen will hear all about it from the newlywed.A lot of audience members have braved Know or Go, but only a few have stayed long enough to make their mark! Today Ellen brings back three of the best for the ultimate Know or Go All-Stars Round!Last week, Ellen went to her home away from home -- Las Vegas! She brought along some cameras when she visited the luxurious Venetian and Palazzo Hotels, and will show you everything that happened when she decided to crash a bachelorette party!


KIRSTIE ALLEY & MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY

EPISODE 153

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This season of "Dancing with the Stars" has been full of ups and down for KIRSTIE ALLEY! She's gone from impressing the judges with her outstanding moves, to literally falling down! Today she and her partner, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, are here to tell Ellen how they feel about the rest of the competition -- before they hit the dance floor!He's already a Grammy-winning rock star, and now he might be the newest Apprentice! MEAT LOAF is holding his own on "Celebrity Apprentice," and when he stops by today he'll tell Ellen about all of the drama -- including his recent fight with Gary Busey!


MOTHER'S DAY SHOW

EPISODE 154

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It's Ellen's annual Mother's Day Show, and she once again invited soon-to-be mothers to fill the audience! Ellen has huge surprises in store for all of them, including some of the best gifts she could find -- and you can win them from home!It's not just the audience that's pregnant -- KATE HUDSON is expecting another child! The Academy Award-nominated actress is ready to focus on being a mother... right after telling Ellen about her new movie, "Something Borrowed."The competition is getting fierce on "Dancing with the Stars," but ROMEO & CHELSIE HIGHTOWER are ready to fight to the end! They're stopping by to treat everyone to a dance, but will first chat with Ellen!


DAVID SPADE

EPISODE 155

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He's back, and he'll have everyone laughing! The hilarious DAVID SPADE is visiting Ellen -- and it's his 13th time here. He's anything but unlucky -- his show "Rules of Engagement" is doing better than ever!BETHENNY FRANKEL is never afraid to try something new or go for what she wants -- and she's learned a lot in the process! When Bethenny drops by today, she'll answer some audience questions, and you'll want to hear the answers! She'll also bring a tip or two on the best ways to enjoy the summer!


JENNIFER LOPEZ

EPISODE 156

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JENNIFER LOPEZ can do it all! Not only is she an amazing dancer, singer, and actor -- she's also a remarkable judge on "American Idol." If that's not enough, she just released a brand new album, "LOVE?" When she was here last year, there was the stair incident. Who knows what will happen this time?!With over 120 million album sales, it's no surprise "Rolling Stone" declared STEVIE NICKS the reigning Queen of Rock and Roll! She's not stopping anytime soon -- Stevie just released a brand new album, "In Your Dreams," and she's stopping by to perform a new song for Ellen!You may not yet know ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY's name, but you will! The Victoria's Secret model is heading to the big screen with none other than Shia LeBeouf, but not before making her talk show debut with Ellen!


TAYLOR SWIFT

EPISODE 157

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TAYLOR SWIFT is back! The country music superstar is always so sweet and so much fun when she swings by to visit Ellen -- and today she'll give the world premiere performance of her song "The Story of Us."No one will be able to take their eyes off the screen when sexy JON HAMM stops by! He's not just good looking, he's got a great sense of humor, and he's putting it to use in the new comedy, "Bridesmaids."The last time NENE LEAKES was here, she had a lot of strong words for her "Celebrity Apprentice" co-star, Star Jones, who was happy to return the favor last week! Now NeNe is back to update Ellen on everything that's happened since -- and what we can expect in the finale!


SHANIA TWAIN

EPISODE 158

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SHANIA TWAIN is a giant force in country music, and the only female musician to have three different albums certified diamond! She's had some of the most incredible (and heartbreaking) experiences imaginable... and is sharing them all in her new autobiography. There's one thing she hasn't done -- visit Ellen! She'll finally do it today!Summer is almost here, and only one person has the best tips to stay beautiful -- KYM DOUGLAS! She's bringing more of her natural beauty tips, and she's sure to be as outrageous as usual!


COLIN FARRELL

EPISODE 159

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Ellen has the breath mints ready -- COLIN FARRELL is coming back! The sexy guy never forgets to bring a kiss for Ellen. He's a good friend and even helped celebrate her birthday this year -- and the audience will celebrate when he steps on stage!Rapper LIL JON is one of the standout contestants on this season of "Celebrity Apprentice" -- and it's getting tougher than ever! He's stopping by to share what it's like dealing with all the huge personalities.Last year, CHRISTINA PERRI became a sensation when she released her song, "Jar of Hearts" -- without a record label! Now she's becoming a big star and will make her debut performance to perform her new song, "Arms."


SHIA LEBEOUF

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Throughout the years, Ellen has surprised many of her viewers with unbelievable gifts, but today she's got the biggest gift yet! One lucky family is getting a huge surprise that's unlike anything Ellen has ever done!He's the hottest young actor in Hollywood, and he's returning to Ellen! SHIA LABEOUF is in one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," and he'll have all the details on the trilogy that turned him into an action star!MARLEE MATLIN isn't letting the controversies of "Celebrity Apprentice" slow her down -- she's one of the strongest contestants yet! Ellen will get the latest on the competition and find out what Marlee really thinks of her co-stars!


BRADLEY COOPER

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Everyone is talking about sexy BRADLEY COOPER! He's become one of the most popular movie stars -- and he's about to appear in the highly-anticipated "The Hangover, Part II." Last time here, he was afraid to challenge Ellen to a game of poker -- hopefully, he's brushed up on his skills!It's been 30 long years since DONNY & MARIE OSMOND released an album, but the wait is over! The brother and sister duo are performing together again and just released "Donny and Marie," and they're stopping by to perform one of their new songs!


PATRICK DEMPSEY

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Everyone fell in love with PATRICK DEMPSEY's sweet character on "Grey's Anatomy," but now we finally get to see the bad boy side of him in the upcoming "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." He's got all the details today!A few months ago, Ellen was so impressed with the absolutely amazing TOM ANDREWS, she signed him to her eleveneleven record label, and he's been hard at work ever since. Today he's back from England with the premiere of his brand new single! You won't want to miss it!


JOSH DUHAMEL

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It's always a fun time whenever JOSH DUHAMEL is here! Whether he's tearing off his clothes or being scared by a giant panda, he's always up for a good time. He's dropping by to tell Ellen about his upcoming movie, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" -- and he's looking sexier than ever!


JESSICA ALBA

EPISODE 164

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Two years ago, a pregnant JESSICA ALBA joined Ellen for the Mother's Day Show -- and Ellen correctly predicted a girl! Now Jessica is expecting her second child, so she's back to find out if it's a boy or girl! She'll also tell Ellen the latest about her adorable daughter, Honor. Before the hysterical KEN JEONG's breakout role in "The Hangover," he was a dentist for 35 years! Now he's more popular than ever -- and starring in two of this summer's biggest movies! He'll be bringing his hilarious dance moves when he stops by today!


ED HELMS

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Fresh from the opening of his much-anticipated sequel, ED HELMS will be here to tell Ellen all about his crazy adventure while filming "The Hangover 2." Ellen found him on YouTube, and now singing sensation GREYSON CHANCE comes home to the show that made him a star -- to perform his brand new single. And you've never seen her like this before! Ellen is off to Las Vegas to become a dealer at the Playboy Club at the Palms Casino. No matter what cards are dealt, this Monday everyone's winning big.


TOM HANKS

EPISODE 166

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It's the Summer Preview Show! And Ellen is getting ready for summer with some amazing guests! The fantastic TOM HANKS will be here to tell us about his big summer film, "Larry Crowne," which, aside from starring in, he also wrote and directed! 50 CENT will make his first "Ellen" appearance with NICOLE SHERZINGER to perform their new duet "Right There" -- from Nicole's upcoming solo album.Also, one lucky audience member will win the trip of a lifetime... to the premiere of one of the biggest movies of the summer, "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2"!


JOHN RICH

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Ellen is looking back at the most hilarious and memorable moments of the season so far! All this season, Ellen has been giving away Chevys, and today she's remembering all of the surprising and tearful moments along the way. Who knows -- there might be one more car left to give away! JOHN RICH will be here to tell Ellen all about the incredible live "Celebrity Apprentice" finale!


DOLLY PARTON

EPISODE 168

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The charming and vivacious DOLLY PARTON will be here to tell Ellen about her new album, "Better Day" and to perform the world premiere of the first single, "Together You and I." After his huge success in "The Hangover," MIKE TYSON is returning in the soon to be summer blockbuster, "The Hangover 2," and he's swinging by to tell Ellen all about it. An adorable couple, MATT STILL and his fiancée GINNY JOINER, will be here to tell Ellen about the incredible way he proposed, and the hilarious and moving video that made it all happen.


MEREDITH VIEIRA

EPISODE 169

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It's Ellen's Memorial Day show! Ellen is pulling out all the stops with an incredible performance from "So You Think You Can Dance"!MEREDITH VIEIRA is here in her final days as host of the "Today" show. She'll tell Ellen all about why she decided to make the career change.And TAYLOR SWIFT gives an unforgettable performance of her hit song "Mean," from her new album, "Speak Now."


ROB LOWE

EPISODE 170

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ROB LOWE, one of Ellen's favorite people, stopped by to tell Ellen about life on "Parks and Recreation," and about his new book, "Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography."British comedy phenomenon JACK WHITEHALL makes his hilarious US talk show debut and shows us what all the buzz is about!Entertainment Weekly and People magazine are calling it one of the hottest breakout songs of the year -- ASHLYNE HUFF performs her single, "White Flag."


HOWIE MANDEL

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He's the new Judge on "America's Got Talent" -- the hilarious HOWIE MANDEL is here to tell Ellen about how the big auditions are going.MELISSA McCARTHY is leaving them rolling in the aisles in her new film, "Bridesmaids," which is sweeping the country. Ellen might find out more about her role in the sequel.For the first time ever, one of Ellen's favorite bands, THE STROKES, will be here to perform "Gratsifaction" from their latest album, "Angles."And TERESA GIUDICE drops by to tell Ellen what's going down on her show, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey."


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