Ellen: Hayden Panettierre Blinged Out Eye Patch & Jungle Island Lemurs


Hayden Panettierre Hangs Out with Sophia Grace & Rosie

Ellen: Hayden Panettierre Blinged Out Eye Patch & Jungle Island Lemurs

Hayden Panettierre said that she almost had to wear a blinged out eye patch to the White House Correspondence Dinner and was swarmed by rescue lemurs. (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)

Hayden Panettierre is the star of Nashville on ABC, but she proved that you’re never too old to kid around with Sophia Grace and Rosie. She caught the girls on the red carpet of the Billboard Music awards Sunday night.


They were bent down for “a gum ball break” and Hayden asked to join. Hayden Panettierre, Sophia Grace and Rosie had a competition to see who could get the most gum balls in their mouth. Hayden won with 15 and came back with Sophia Grace and Rosie poker chips.

White House Correspondence Dinner: Hayden Panettierre Allergic Reaction

“The best slash worst day of my life,” Hayden said in all seriousness.

The morning of the White House Correspondence Dinner, Hayden scratched her eye and came away with a scratched cornea. She was screaming and her makeup artist, Amy, had to carry her out to the airport.


She had three hours to get ready and someone told her to soak chamomile tea bags and rest them on her eyes. After configuring a strange eye patch-tea bag situation, she fell asleep. When she woke up, Hayden found she was allergic to chamomile tea.

After all of this, Hayden Panettierre just wanted to go to the gala with a blinged out eye patch and sweats. Her makeup artist was able to fix her up. She had to change dresses at the last minute, but it all paid off.

“I think I look like Belle from Beauty and The Beast,” Hayden said about her look.

The rest of the night flowed smoothly and she had a fun time at the White House Correspondence Dinner.

Hayden Panettierre Gives It Back to Bill O’Reilly

While at the White House Correspondence Dinner, Hayden ran into Bill O’Reilly. He had called her a “pinhead” for trying to save dolphins from poachers. She confronted him on it and he apologized. She told him to to apologize, she felt proud to have done something so brave to provoke Bill O’Reilly to call her a pinhead.

The next day, O’Reilly retracted her pin head status on his show.

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Hayden Panettierre Hangs With Lemurs at Jungle Island

Speaking of animals, Hayden recently went to hang out with some rescues at Jungle Island in Miami, Florida. Formerly Parrot Jungle Island, the organization let Hayden and her boyfriend hang out with a giant yellow python and lemurs. Not at the same time.

The lemurs were all over Panettierre. One jumped on her head and started making loud calls to the other lemurs. She loved every minute of it.

Nashville Season Finale Wednesday on ABC

Hayden’s show Nashville just keeps getting better, Ellen said. Hayden sings her own songs and gives a stunning performance on ABC’s hit drama, renewed for a second season.

“It was so unreal that I thought it was too good to be true,” Hayden said.

Panettierre’s music has been on the radio and is making records on iTunes. You can catch the season finale of Nashville Wednesday on ABC.

“Country Song or Country Wrong”

Ellen and Hayden tried to guess if the titles on the screen were country songs or not. There are some pretty far out ones, so you might be surprised.


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