Ellen DeGeneres sure can be accommodating, especially when it comes to her hottest guests, like super hot boy band, One Direction. In a special email sent to her fans at 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, DeGeneres announced to her fans that she secretly staged a 5,000-person concert for the boy band after receiving an unprecedented and record amount of ticket requests. The One Direction concert was held on Nov. 9 outside of Ellen’s L.A. studio and airs this week on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” It marks the first time Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson have ever appeared on “Ellen.”
“If you wished for the most amazing week of music and guests you can imagine…first of all, don’t tell me. It won’t come true,” Ellen joked on Sunday. “Second of all, it came true!” she added. The last minute, unannounced One Direction concert was taped on Friday, Nov. 9 and airs on Thursday, Nov. 15. Actress Keira Knightley is also a scheduled guest that day.
Always a fan and supporter of young musicians and musical groups, Ellen DeGeneres has hosted some of the hottest new talents, and even launched a few careers. In 2012, she started her record company “eleveneleven.” One of her first pickups was 11-year-old Lady Gaga prodigy, Greyson Michael Chance, who garnered 30 million YouTube views with his cover of “Paparazzi.”
With only two weeks left in the all-important November sweeps rating period, Ellen is delivering a ratings home run this week. Her other scheduled guests include:
- Monday, Nov. 12: Adam Levine and Jennifer Hudson
- Tuesday, Nov. 13: Andrew Garfield and Ne-Yo
- Wednesday, Nov. 14: Rihanna
- Thursday, Nov. 15: One Direction and Keira Knightley
- Friday, Nov. 16: Vanessa Williams and Jason Aldrean
Ellen DeGeneres is especially excited about One Direction and Rihanna. She said on Sunday, “I’ve also got the biggest name in music on the planet: Rihanna! I can’t wait to sit down with her and find out how she’s doing. I love her music. She has so many amazing singles, she could start a dating website.”
With sweeps in full swing, it looks like Ellen’s 10th season celebration will be a big hit with viewers this week. “I told you it was an amazing week!” Ellen gushed on Sunday. To see One Direction, Adam Levive, Ne-Yo, Rihanna and Jason Aldrean on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” be sure to tune in this week. Check local listings for time and channel information.
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