Ellen Recap April 18 2012

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Ellen April 18 2012

It’s National Stress Awareness Month, and one way to relieve stress is through laughter, which is always in great supply on Ellen. Here are the highlights from her show today, including a remarkable skateboarder and a new side of TV’s Mariska Hargitay.

Ellen: National Stress Awareness Month & Funny Real Estate Listings

Ellen: Megan Hilty Music

From her Seattle bedroom to Broadway, Smash star Megan Hilty revealed her childhood musical influences to Ellen. (Image Credit: Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com)

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Find out the common causes of stress, and the methods Ellen DeGeneres suggests for relieving them. Hint: one of them starts with a D. Also, Ellen unearths some ridiculous real estate listings and announces the upcoming return of Sophia Grace & Rosie.

Ellen: National Stress Awareness Month & Funny Real Estate Listings

Ellen: 12-Year-Old Skateboarder Tom Scharr’s 1080 Spin

A 12-year-old recently accomplished what no professional skateboarder has been able to do. Ellen talked with Tom Scharr about his remarkable 1080 spin and had him perform a few tricks outside on the studio lot.

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Ellen: 12-Year-Old Skateboarder Tom Scharr’s 1080 Spin

Ellen: Law & Order SVU’s Mariska Hargitay Adopted A Baby In Two Days

Adopting a baby is usually a lengthy process, but for Mariska Hargitay and her husband, their third child was a surprise that almost literally fell into their laps. Just two days after hearing about the baby’s plight, they took him home. Plus, what’s it like working on Law & Order: SVU after 13 seasons of catching criminals?

Ellen: Law & Order SVU’s Mariska Hargitay Adopted A Baby In Two Days

Ellen: Mariska Hargitay, Harry Connick Jr & New Orleans

Mariska Hargitay’s new onscreen love interest is Harry Connick Jr. Their families recently spent time together in New Orleans, and now Mariska said she’s fallen in love with the city. Ellen and Mariska talked about the city’s magic. Plus, Mariska promised Ellen she’d submit some Dance Dares to the show.

Ellen: Mariska Hargitay, Harry Connick Jr & New Orleans

Ellen: Squeeze ‘Tempted’ MP3 & Live At The Fillmore CD

The classic British band Squeeze is still rocking in their third incarnation. Today, they performed “Tempted,” which will have you humming along all day. Download it, or find out where to get their recent live CD.

Ellen: Squeeze ‘Tempted’ MP3 & Live At The Fillmore CD

Ellen: How To Do A Marilyn Monroe Impression & Smash Star Megan Hilty

From the NBC drama Smash, actress Megan Hilty taught us all how to do a Marilyn Monroe impression. She talked about her musical influences and her previous anonymous appearance at Ellen’s show.

Ellen: How To Do A Marilyn Monroe Impression & Smash Star Megan Hilty

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