Ellen: George Clooney’s Girlfriend Stacy Keibler
Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia De Rossi went to a recent party, where movie star George Clooney was also in attendance. When George Clooney’s female companion went in for a hug with Ellen, the talk show host said, “Nice to meet you,” and Clooney’s date said, “Nice to see you again.”
Has this type of awkward moment ever happened to you? Ellen said she tried to think of when they’d previously met. It turned out the woman had been on Ellen’s show a few years back. The woman was Stacy Keibler, a former Dancing With The Stars contestant.
Ellen said unfortunately this type of thing happens frequently, which is why she tries to avoid parties. She also doesn’t like to be out late, and sometimes Hollywood parties don’t get going until around 11 p.m.
Ellen: By The Numbers
Ellen said that she does meet a lot of people in her line of work. This is the ninth season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and she has hosted about 1,500 episodes over the years.
“You figure 1,500 shows, three guests per show, that’s like 2 billion people I’ve met,” Ellen said, proving that she and I have roughly the same aptitude for math.
She said that awkward party moments probably happen to everyone, and partygoers don’t always make it easy on each other.
Ellen’s Advice For Awkward Party Encounters
Ellen offered advice if you’re at a party and can’t remember whether you’ve met someone before.
“Never say something specific, like, ‘Nice to meet you.’ That’s risky,” she said. “Keep it vague: ‘Hey you. Look at you.’”
I don’t think that’s going to work every time, Ellen. And if you’re giving away your secrets, party guests will catch on to your tricks the next time they see you out.
What are your strategies for dealing with awkward social encounters?
Ellen: Clumsy Thumbsy
Ellen loves to share Silly Text Messages and problems caused by the autocorrect feature on our phones. Here are today’s wacky exchanges.
Mallory in Oregon sent this in:
- What did you try to send me? It won’t come thru
- It was a picture of my crotch with the pillows.
- Omg couch!!! Couch!!! Not crotch!!!!! AUTOCORRECT!!!!
The next texts are from Emily in West Virginia:
- Did you like the first song I sent you, omg I love it.
- Yes it’s very pretty! I dig her voice too.
- Well I’m heading to bed, make sure & send me anymore wonderful dongs that pop out at ya. night!
Julie from Massachusetts also sent in a silly exchange:
- Mom needs help setting up her phone.
- Don’t actually need to call Verizon. She should just be able to plug her phone into her cooter and activate from there.
- Omg computer. Not cooter.
- Ha Ha
- Can’t stop laughing.
Ellen: Go Jo Commercial
Ellen shared a commercial she recently saw for the Go Jo, a headset that uses a suction cup to strap your phone to your head. How is this better than a Bluetooth? I guess because it works for landlines as well as cell phones.
Ellen: Head-E Read-E Hands Free Commercial
Ellen said this commercial is great, but it gave her an even better idea. Why limit it to just phones?
Her product, called the Head-E Read-E, lets you do almost anything hands free, from yardwork to tennis to cooking. You can even use it for surgery, according to her silly commercial.
Her Head-E Read-E looked like an old school headband, and I don’t think there will be much of a demand for her product. “Order now while supplies last,” Ellen said. “I only made two.”
The Black Keys “Lonely Boy” MP3: Ellen Dance Song February 28 2012
Today, Ellen and her audience danced to “Lonely Boy” by The Black Keys.