Ellen: Carrie Underwood & Anna Kendrick

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Ellen: Carrie Underwood Interview

As yet another season of American Idol marches toward a conclusion, does it really matter who wins anymore? The track record of the show’s winners hasn’t been the greatest, especially in recent years. In fact, you have to go back to season 4 to find the show’s most successful winner ever: Carrie Underwood.

Ellen: Carrie Underwood Preview

Check out Carrie Underwood's latest hit song & new album on the May 9 2012 episode of Ellen. (Image Credit: s_bukley / Shutterstock.com)

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The crossover country singer has racked up countless album sales and a whopping 11 #1 hits in the years since Fox’s reality singing competition made her a household name. The original American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, has done just fine for herself, but even she is eclipsed by Carrie Underwood’s unstoppable success.

On the May 9 2012 episode, Ellen DeGeneres is welcoming Carrie to the show, just in time for your summer music plans. Check out what Carrie has to say about her latest album, Blown Away. Plus, she will be performing one of her new songs for Ellen and the audience, and you’ll want to find out where you can download it, or see her in person this summer.

Ellen: Anna Kendrick Interview

You fell in love with her as the young newbie from George Clooney’s Up in the Air. Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick is getting ready to return in another of Hollywood’s string of weird adaptations.

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She’s taking on a role in the movie version of the timeless pregnancy guide What To Expect When You’re Expecting. This is becoming a trend lately, after Steve Harvey’s advice book was turned into the movie Think Like A Man. It’s the natural end of the spectrum, I guess, just like the shift from comic book adaptations like The Avengers into the untapped territory of board games, such as the forthcoming Battleship movie (I wish I could say I’m making this up).

If that’s not enough to get you to set the DVR, you won’t want to miss the surprise trip of a lifetime that Ellen is giving away this week. It’s all happening on an all new episode, Wednesday May 9 2012. If you can’t see the show, be sure to check Recapo after it airs so you can find out everything you missed.

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