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Watch Justin Timberlake On Ellen

Justin Timberlake's new album The 20/20 Experience - 2 Of 2 sort of sucks, but that doesn't take away from the indisputable reality that Timberlake is a showbiz professional. So even if you don't much like his new single "TKO" -- and I don't -- it's still impressive to watch him perform it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2013

Drake Plays Ellen, Reschedules Tour

Drake appeared on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday afternoon for an interview and to perform "Hold On, We're Going Home" from his upcoming LP Nothing Was The Same. If you've already taken a listen to the album, you know Ellen gets shout-out on the opening track "Tuscan Leather." In the interview, Drake… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 20, 2013

Watch Grizzly Bear Play Ellen

I'm not sure if this necessarily qualifies as a career milestone for Grizzly Bear, since they've already been on a million TV shows. But maybe it's an indicator of how nebulous and meaningless the entire idea of indie rock has become: Grizzly Bear playing their fractured, floating "Yet Again" on Ellen, as Ellen DeGeneres,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 24, 2013

Watch Tegan And Sara Play Ellen

Tegan & Sara continue the massive blitz of promotion surrounding the recent release of their album Heartthrob with a stop off at Ellen. The Quin sisters played "Closer," which we heard a remix of by Yeasayer earlier today. Watch the performance below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 13, 2013

Watch Bon Iver On Ellen

This morning, Bon Iver took another big step toward becoming some kind of mainstream cultural institution, as a rumpled and freshly-shorn Justin Vernon, who should really consider growing the beard back, took to the stage at Ellen, performing "Towers" on TV and "Michicant" as a web-only bonus. Colin Stetson's gargantuan saxophone is not a thing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 19, 2012

She & Him Do “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” on Ellen

The She & Him network TV circuit continues with a performance of "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" on Ellen. Thought it's a totally tepid rendition that's almost impossible to comment on because it's so neutral, I appreciate how devoid of subliminal messaging it is (This morning, I woke up in my bed after… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 1, 2011

Ellen Interviews Black Keys Video Dancer

The Black Keys haven't made a proper video for their fired-up new jam "Lonely Boy" yet, but they did debut the song with a viral video in which some guy absolutely goes to town, dancing and lip-syncing to the track. Ellen DeGeneres is obviously a connoisseur of televised dancing, so she recently interviewed that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2011

Coldplay Cover Rihanna’s “We Found Love”

In their infinite wisdom, the still-ridiculously-popular Coldplay recorded a version of "We Found Love," the monster new dancepop single from their "Princess Of China" collaborator Rihanna, for the BBC. With their downbeat, piano-led version, Coldplay have effectively transformed "We Found Love" into a Coldplay song, though they've managed to do it without squashing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 27, 2011

Robyn Takes “Call Your Girlfriend” To Ellen

Swedish pop sensation Robyn stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to perform an ebullient rendition of "Call Your Girlfriend." Check out the video below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 21, 2011

Strokes Play Ellen

The Strokes played Ellen for today's broadcast. The episode will be on TV this afternoon -- 4 p.m. in most areas -- but Ellen put the band's performance of Angles' "Gratisfaction" on the show's website early. There's no intro and no Ellen dancing, though the description says The Strokes is one of her favorites. More »

By: jessica / June 1, 2011

Kanye’s Diamond Teeth? Ask A Dentist

In case you missed it, Kanye unveiled his new gold and diamond teeth on Ellen. When asked if he places a gold and diamond bridge on top of his normal teeth he told her, "No, it’s, like, replaced my bottom row of teeth." Of course. This led EW to ask the big one: "Did Kanye… More »

By: brandon / October 21, 2010

Vampire Weekend Play Ellen

Since you watch Ellen every morning you already know that Vampire Weekend visited the show today and played "Holiday," and the did "Cousins" for the studio audience. It was their first Daytime TV appearance. Unfortunately the online clips don't show Ellen DeGeneres talking to, or dancing with, the band. I'm guessing it happened though. Watch:… More »

By: jessica / September 28, 2010

Scarlett & Ellen Have A “Shoop”-Off

Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johannson visited Ellen today to chat and perform "Relator." Ellen loves their new album almost as much as she loves Salt-N-Pepa. So this happened. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 12, 2009

Q-Tip Sings The Hook On “We Fight/We Love” For Ellen Degeneres

I remember a bunch of years ago while I was still on my world (educational) tour, before I moved back to New York, I'd be nonstop asking my artisty friends for stories of their NYC encounters with the people on my iPod. (Yes I was one of those.) There was this friend, who had a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 5, 2009

Kanye Performs “Love Lockdown” For His Good Friend Ellen DeGeneres

Kanye and Ellen DeGeneres are like really tight? Sure why not. Instead of MTV or BET or even his own blog, the "Love Lockdown" premiere went to Ellen TV earlier this week, where she let us know he was her "good friend" and that the video was "brilliant." Later we found out the video… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 8, 2008

Ellen Turns 50, Celebrates With Dramarama

E left the mullet in the '80s, but her love for '80s alt.rock anthem "Anything, Anything" dies hard. Word is, when she's not having her audience embarrass themselves by dancing to the latest and greatest in Soulja Boy, she's having her DJ (Stryker! Not his real name!) spin Dramarama, on commercial breaks. According… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 25, 2008
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