| Weekly Newsletter / 31 August - 04 September 2009|
|This week on Ellen... |
Monday, August 31
Only eight days until my Season 7 premiere! I'm so excited! I'm just as excited about today's show! She's one of the biggest actresses in Hollywood -- the one and only REESE WITHERSPOON is here! She's a bit jetlagged since she just flew in from Germany, so this should be an interesting interview. I hear talkshows in Berlin are a little different -- she was interviewed by a dog! She also tells me that she's bad at acceptance speeches, so I'm going to help her out with my secret acceptance speech tool (also know as "Mad Libs")! Then, you may know that I don't cook much, so it's a good thing I've got BOBBY FLAY to teach me! He's got some great recipes. I'm sure you'll love them too! And, another installment of my Big Stimulus Package -- and this one is BIG!
Tuesday, September 1
It's only 7 days until I start Season 7! I've got some great plans for next season, you won't want to miss them, and you don't want to miss today's show! It's going to be hot -- my BFF PARIS HILTON is on! Last time I went clubbin' with Paris, we made our super secret BFF greeting, I hope she remembers it! It's been a while since we've talked, so I'm going to find out all about who she's dating. I found a picture of her that she's gonna need to explain! I also came up with the perfect gift for my BFF, she's going to love it! Then, I've got a big surprise for one of my audience members. She and her husband just bought a new house, but they've run into some hard times and can't stock it, so I'm going to help her out! I also have some great web videos -- people falling just never gets old! And we play another round of the hilarious "Whistle While You Work It!"
Wednesday, September 2
There are only 6 days left of Season 6, and you'll love what I've got in store for you! He's starting Season 1 of his own late night talk show this fall, so GEORGE LOPEZ is coming by today for a little practice! He is as funny as he is opinionated, and he'll tell me his thoughts about all the things going on in the world. When he decides to run for President, he's already got his platform together -- you have to hear what he's preparing! And you know how I love dogs... George tells me all about his Chihuahuas! Also, she was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition -- BAR RAFAELI is here! It's been her dream to be on the cover since she was 15, though I don't think she was expecting so much sand. I want to hear how she prepared... maybe I can get a few pointers for my upcoming O Magazine cover! (I'm saying it right now -- I'm not wearing a bikini!) And don't forget that my new season premieres in just SIX days!
In just 5 days, I start my new season! And speaking of getting it started -- THE BLACK EYED PEAS are rocking the house today! They'll be performing their latest hit, "Boom Boom Pow," plus a couple of favorites. I could really do a whole show of their music, but then I wouldn't have time for my other guests. You wouldn't want to miss SIMON COWELL! The opinionated "American Idol" judge is here to tell me what's happening with him. He calls himself a *****cat, do you believe that? He just moved into a new house. What do you get a guy who has everything? One of my viewers knew just what he'd like! Then, Mr. Spock himself, ZACHARY QUINTO drops by. Just like me, he loves his pets, and brought along some adorable photos! And don't forget to tune in to my season 7 premiere on Tuesday!
Friday, September 4
Only 4 more days until my season premiere! I can hardly wait! But today, I've got one of my favorite guests ever. She's been called a gypsy, a tramp, and a thief -- but most call her a legend! CHER! She's had a phenomenal career and I can't wait to hear her stories -- and she sure has some great ones! She'll spill the details on everything, including a scandalous moment with Sonny, an upcoming movie, if she's dating anyone now, and her shows in Vegas! She doesn't hold back! And in the spirit of sexy and sassy women with a little attitude, I couldn't imagine a better performance than THE *****CAT DOLLS and MISSY ELLIOT. They'll sing "Whatcha Think About That," (but I already know whatcha think about this show)! Also, we're going to play a couple of games with some great prizes. I wonder what Cher will think of Aw Snap! And next Tuesday, I'll be starting my season with something BIG! It's something I've never done before -- you can't miss it! It's so HUGE, you might want to go buy a bigger TV!
Note: Text from Ellen's Newsletter (31. August 2009)
|Posted by vizitor on Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:27:51 CEST|
| A Message from Ellen|
|Hi everybody! Did you know that Season Seven of my show is just a week away? It starts on September 8th, so it's really getting down to crunch time -- not because I'm not ready, just because I want to have a "Best Abs" contest with my first guest of the season, David Beckham! |
It seems like he spends a lot of time lounging around in his underwear, so he probably doesn't work out much, right? On second thought, maybe it should be crunches time, not just crunch time.
Also, I've been practicing my poker face, which is great because Lady Gaga will also be performing on the first show!
And I've been working really hard this summer to make sure we have a big surprise in store for the premiere show. I bet you're wondering what it is. I'm so excited to tell you. I know I should wait, but I can't. It's too exciting. I'll just tell you.
But I should also let you know that it's not the only thing that's exciting this season. We have new games, great guests, and I bought a new fern. That doesn't really have anything to do with the show, but it really helps lighten up the living room.
But let's stop talking about ferns, please. I have an announcement to get to. If we keep talking about ferns, I'm going to run out of space for the big surprise! Portia and I have two new fish! Fishes? Fishi? Fishies.
That's not my big surprise, either. I just feel like we have a lot of catching up to do. Oh, listen to me going on! What about you? Any new ferns? Fish?
Okay, you took up too much time. You'll have to tune in September 8th to see the surprise we have in store for our first show!
See ya then... Ellen
Note: Text from Ellen's Newsletter (31. August 2009)
|Posted by vizitor on Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:27:41 CEST|
| Weekly Newsletter / 24 - 28 August 2009|
|This week on Ellen... |
Monday, August 24
I’ve got a little bit of something for everyone today! First up: the incredibly heartwarming and inspiring Ballou Marching Band drops by to tell me all about their first time in the Rose Bowl Parade. Then comes the sexy MARISA TOMEI to tell me all about her Oscar-nominated role as a stripper in “The Wrestler.” She talks about the research she did and shows me her special technique for staying in shape -- it involves a giant hoop! Then we turn-on the fans and mood lighting for the mindblowing magician HANS KLOK. I’ve always wondered what happens to the women he cuts in half -- now I know! Following that, I talk with my favorite spiritual author, DEEPAK CHOPRA. He shares some great ways to find a little peace in your day. And if all that isn’t enough, FOREIGNER sings one of their greatest hits!
Tuesday, August 25
The very funny (and very pregnant) ALYSON HANNIGAN drops by today! They have to hide her belly on the set of “How I Met Your Mother” -- that can’t be easy! She’s not saying if it’s a boy or a girl, but I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve to find out! Apparently, she has massive cravings for ginger ale… so I put together a gift to make sure she always has it handy. Also, I have an incredible kid named Brandon Wilson on the show. He saved four puppies and their mother from a burning house! I can’t wait to hear his story! I know he wants to be a veterinarian when he grows up, so I’ll see what I can do to help him out! Then, what’s better than making four people battle it out for a huge prize? Blindfolding them!
Wednesday, August 26
The beautiful PENELOPE CRUZ tells me all about “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” She won an Oscar for her role! When her good friend Salma Hayek was last here, she ate crickets -- Penelope said the leftovers ended up at her house! Also, can you believe identical twins DYLAN & COLE SPROUSE are now 16? They’ve been acting since 1993, before they could even talk! When I chat with them, I’ll let you decide whether they’re “adorable” or “heartthrobs”! And, after 9 years, Q-TIP released another solo album -- and all that time paid off! It was one of the best-reviewed CDs of ’08! He’ll sing “Gettin’ Up,” and I know you’ll all be gettin’ up to dance when you hear it!
Thursday, August 27
A few years ago, SERENA WILLIAMS had fallen to 139th in the world. Now she’s won the Australian Open… again! She’s a 10-time Grand Slam champion and became the all-time career prize money leader in women’s sports! (I've got a brilliant idea for Serena's next career goal... Blindfolded Tennis!) I give her a chance to smash my face… you’ll have to see if she did! And if you didn’t get an invitation to Elton John’s exclusive Oscar party, then you probably didn’t see RAPHAEL SAADIQ perform. But don’t worry! He’s here to sing his hit, “100 Yard Dash” from his CD, “The Way I See It”! You’ll know why Elton handpicked him to perform! I also sent RICHARD SIMMONS to my hometown. I’ll talk to him live to see what’s going on -- and you know if he’s around, there’s always something crazy happening!
Friday, August 28
I love hidden camera pranks, and this season we’ve done some that just keep making me laugh over and over again! I’m gonna cause trouble once again when I talk to a Starbucks worker through a secret earpiece. She’s agreed to repeat everything I say… and I mean everything! Earlier this year, I heard my neighbor on the lot, JOHN STAMOS, was naked in his trailer -- so I did what anyone would do and brought him some fresh cookie dough! (Would you have taken the time to bake it if you knew he wasn’t wearing clothes? I thought so!) We’ve ridden the Dueling Dragons together in Orlando! Whenever we’re together, there’s always something exciting happening! Then I welcome the beautiful EMILY BLUNT to the show for her first visit! Her career took off after “The Devil Wears Prada,” now she’s lining-up the jobs! She loves having fun -- she once got caught smuggling donuts onto a movie set! (How about smuggling donuts to a certain talk show?!)
Note: Text from Ellen's Newsletter (23. August 2009)
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| Weekly Newsletter / 10 - 14 August 2009|
|This week on Ellen... |
Monday, August 10
It always gets crazy when NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN stops by! Last time, we ended up blasting each other with silly string! I've got something very special planned to help Nicollette celebrate the success of "Desperate Housewives"! (Can you keep a secret? Well, I'm proud of you. But you've still got to tune in to find out what it is!) And, if you're gonna be a reject, a rock star is a pretty good consolation prize! THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS will perform their hit "Gives You Hell" from their CD, "When the World Comes Down!"
Tuesday, August 11
My first guest, JENNIFER HUDSON has had a very difficult year, but it hasn’t stopped her from reaching new goals. She’s already won an Oscar, and earlier this year, she won a Grammy! Today she’ll sing her hit, “If This Isn’t Love.” Then, he’s only 8 years old, but ANTHONY IGLESIA plays basketball like a pro! He even partnered with Michael Jordan in a shootout competition -- and Anthony hit just as many shots! I’ll talk with this kid and then he’s gonna show off his skills. (And if they’re smart, the Clippers might want to bring over a contract…)
Wednesday, August 12
Let’s see… she’s a pop music star. A country music star. A movie star. JESSICA SIMPSON is also one of the most beautiful women on the planet. She’ll chat with me and then perform a song from her first country CD, “Do You Know." Last time he was here, CHACE CRAWFORD was shy about discussing who he’s dating, but I’m determined to get it out of him! His show “Gossip Girl” has become a cultural phenomenon around the globe! Then, BRIAN BOYLE broke every bone and damaged every organ in his body in a car accident. He spent two months in a coma, but says he could still hear the nurses dance and laugh to my show -- to which he attributes his recovery! Brian is now a successful college swimmer and a professional Iron Man competitor!
Thursday, August 13
HIDDEN AUDIENCE TALENTS
I start off my show with some amazing hidden audience talents! One guy is gonna try to do a front flip over six members of my staff! I’ll also play a game sent in by a home viewer that involves a lot of different body parts working together at the same time! Plus, PATRICIA ARQUETTE comes from a creative family, and she tells me some very funny stories about her brothers and sisters when they were kids! Also, MEGAN JOY may not have won “American Idol,” but she is just as charming and adorable as ever, and she’ll sing one of her favorite songs from the competition for y’all -- live! Then, WAYNE HOFFMAN is a mentalist, and this guy is gonna freak your freak’s freak! (I didn’t even know that was possible!) You will not believe what he does to my watch! Plus, when you hear RASCAL FLATTS perform their single "Here Comes Goodbye," you’ll know why they couldn’t have called their CD anything other than "Unstoppable.” It is amazing!
Friday, August 14
Audience members put on sumo suits to play “Sumove It, Move It” -- and a very deserving contestant will win a priceless Disney vacation! Then I’m joined by one of the hottest young stars in Hollywood, VANESSA HUDGENS! We’ll talk about Zac, Zac and more Zac. (And whether her tweets are real!) Plus, you’ll meet Sport Stacking Champion STEVEN PURUGGANAN, who broke several world records. He can stack cups at lightning speed -- and he’s only 11! Then, beauty expert KYM DOUGLAS returns! Have you ever used a margarita body scrub? Or made your own “slimming spray”? Her tips for summer are crazy, but they work!
Note: Text from Ellen's Newsletter (09. August 2009)
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