Ellen Recap April 16 2012

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Ellen April 16 2012

Ellen DeGeneres was courting competition and controversy today in her dealings with First Lady Michelle Obama, as well as an update on last week’s Jenga debacle with Alison Sweeney. Plus, Neon Trees performed and Smash‘s Katharine McPhee checked in. Read all about it using today’s links.

Ellen: Jogging Health Benefits & In Your Facebook Status Updates

Ellen: Michelle Obama Surprise

Ellen & First Lady Michelle Obama's surprise for teens of military families was a highlight of today's episode. (Image Credit: K2 images / Shutterstock.com)

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Ellen revealed the health benefits of regular exercise and a healthy diet. Plus, she unveiled another new segment that capitalizes on Internet trends and memes. This time, she’s sharing people’s embarrassing Facebook status updates, and their friends’ comments.

Ellen: Jogging Health Benefits & In Your Facebook Status Updates

Ellen: First Lady Michelle Obama Joining Forces Military Initiative

Ellen DeGeneres helped First Lady Michelle Obama surprise the children of military families during a special event. Plus, learn about how you can help support and give back to military families in your community through the Joining Forces initiative.

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Ellen: First Lady Michelle Obama Joining Forces Military Initiative

Ellen & Michelle Obama’s Prom Surprise For Military Teens

Everyone remembers their prom as a seminal time in teen life, and a quintessential high school photo opportunity. After Ellen and the First Lady swapped prom photos, they surprised deserving teens from military families with a little extra assistance for their prom preparations.

Ellen & Michelle Obama’s Prom Surprise For Military Teens

Ellen: Neon Trees ‘Everybody Talks’ & Picture Show MP3 Downloads

Neon Trees burst onto the music scene with the #1 hit song “Animal.” Now they’re releasing their sophomore album, Picture Show. They performed their latest single, “Everybody Talks,” for Ellen’s audience on today’s show.

Ellen: Neon Trees ‘Everybody Talks’ & Picture Show MP3 Downloads

Ellen: Katharine McPhee Smash, NYC Subway & Africa Charity Work

Katharine McPhee got her start on the American Idol stage. Now her singing talents are coming in handy as she stars in the NBC drama Smash, which is set behind the scenes at a Broadway musical. Find out how the LA native is coping with life in New York, and what she and her husband have been up to in Africa.

Ellen: Katharine McPhee Smash, NYC Subway & Africa Charity Work

Ellen Vs Katharine McPhee Smash Softball Game & Jenga Controversy

Ellen faced off against Smash‘s Katharine McPhee in a carnival inspired challenge. Plus, Ellen addressed viewer criticism of her recent Jenga showdown with TV’s Alison Sweeney, setting the stage for a future rematch.

Ellen Vs Katharine McPhee Smash Softball Game & Jenga Controversy

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