"Is Kylie craving things yet?" No words for the #Awkward that Khloe Kardashian found herself in after she appeared on The Ellen Show to discuss her own pregnancy.
It's called having a knack. Celebrities sit on Ellen's couch, they immediately feel at ease, then Ellen goes and drops the difficult questions. Ellen DeGeneres is 61. Whether she's interviewing a 26-year-old Travis Scott or a 49-year-old JLO, she'll get the secrets out.
$77 million a year is Ellen's annual salary as a talkshow host, Forbes reports. Absurd as that might sound, it's 77 million reasons for us to tune in, dance along in our living rooms, and pull out the popcorn. If Ellen interviewing a celeb guarantees anything, it's finding out stuff they'd never reveal in a million years.
Lady Gaga. Rihanna. Cardi B. Jennifer Aniston. The ladies who have appeared on The Ellen Show almost out-do the guys. For reference, they include Leonardo DiCaprio, Channing Tatum, Blake Shelton, Ryan Reynolds and Zac Efron.
"Never Have I Ever." Not a game you want to be playing with Ellen. When you're on the show though, it doesn't look like you have much of a choice. Ellen has gotten even the most secretive of stars to reveal all, and we've rounded them up. Here are 20 things celebs revealed to Ellen (that they never would have otherwise).
20 Justin Bieber: That Time He Was With A Girl And Forgot Her Name
Justin Bieber will need to watch what comes out of his mouth now that he's married to Hailey Baldwin. This floppy-haired teen-turned-heartthrob has his every move monitored, but the paparazzi are nothing compared to Ellen.
2015 marked this Ellen moment. Did Justin ever get with a girl only to forget her name? There were only two options. "I have" and "I have never." Madonna joined Justin on the couch.
While Madonna tried to lighten the air by pointing out how personal Ellen's questions were, Justin got honest. He has found himself with a girl only to completely forget her name. To help with any future drama, Justin, this one is called Hailey.
19 Chrissy Teigen: "I Have, Uhm, Like, Asian Jungle Feet"
Chrissy Teigen seems to have mastered portraying the perfect image in a way that's almost irritating. The woman is a total style queen, a mother, and still, she's getting her elbows deep in flour and eggs for her cookbooks. Turns out though, Chrissy doesn't see herself as perfect.
"I have, uhm, like Asian jungle feet, like we're meant to climb trees." Chrissy admitted to digging her feet in the sand during Sports Illustrated shoots.
It just comes out. Ellen can be interviewing someone on a movie role, and before you know it, she's got them dishing about their optional clothing habits. That's something we'll get to, though.
18 Those Pics That Get Kim K "Into Trouble" With Kanye
Kim's interview skills are a million miles from what they used to be. Whether it's practice or professional coaching, the "uhms" and "ahs" have been replaced by poised, composed sentences and Kim now actually answers the question. In 2018, Kim sat on Ellen's couch.
"You can get in trouble with your husband, sometimes, over too many photos like that." Kim did admit that sometimes, you've gotta "do things for the gram."
"I was going to ask if that bothers him,” Ellen replied. Amazing. Ellen didn't even ask. Kim just volunteered it. If you're wondering, the interview followed Kim's "bikini baking" IG post.
17 JLO: Reads Her Boyfriends' Texts Behind Their Backs
Jennifer Lopez knows a thing or two about power. When The Daily Mail reports that you're commanding up to $20 million per American Idol cycle, it's pretty clear you've made it. JLO is a 49-year-old who can rack up the IG followers as fast as Ariana Grande, but she isn't always prepared.
"Never Have I Ever." The boyfriend version. When Ellen asked JLO if she's ever checked texts behind her man's back, Jen had no choice. She's done it.
Jen also admitted that she's "snuck" a man into her home while her kids were asleep. Bear in mind this interview was before the A-Rod days (although whether Jen is checking Alex's phone, we'll never know).
16 Khloe Kardashian: Goes On Ellen To Talk About Her Own Pregnancy, Basically Winds Up Outing Kylie's
Easily the most awkward Ellen appearance ever. Khloe Kardashian seemed pretty comfortable in 2018 as she took that pregnant bump and sat on The Ellen Show couch to discuss baby names. As Metro reports, here's how it went.
Ellen: "Is Kylie craving things yet?" Khloe: ‘What do you mean? I don’t know what you’re talking about. C’mon, Ellen."
Remember that Kylie Jenner was in #HidingMode at this point. Kylie had vanished from social media, stories were rife and the entire family was keeping Kylie's pregnancy a secret. We later saw on KUWTK that they all knew. Talk about an interview that outed stuff. As Metro reports, Khloe didn't deny Kylie's pregnancy. It seems that was enough.
15 Channing Tatum's Fear Of Porcelain Dolls
Pranks are Ellen's domain. She gets those celebs nice and comfy on the couch, the jokes turn into a back-and-forth thing and before you know it, she's scaring them out of their skin. Channing Tatum's 2014 appearance was basically that, as Cosmo reports.
"I just think they're freaky. They're really super freaky," Channing said about porcelain dolls. "They have, like, real eyes, and they look real, and I just imagine when I walk by them, their heads turn with you the whole time."
Three...two...one, prank time. Ellen then brings out the creepiest set of porcelain dolls ever. Channing literally freaks out, but we got what we wanted. A super-weird confession.
14 Miley Cyrus: Not Keen On Liam's Engagement Ring
Engagement rings are a thing of the past for Miley Cyrus. With her Christmas 2018 wedding to Liam Hemsworth over, Miley is now a married woman. 2016 saw Miley confess something interesting to Ellen though, as Entertainment Tonight reports.
"It's very weird because this is like real jewelry, and most of my jewelry is made out of like gummy bears and cotton candy." Miley then revealed she didn't exactly dig Liam's taste.
"[Hemsworth's] kind of like, 'What's going on?' It's like, well, this isn't really my aesthetic, but I'll wear it 'cause you love me," Miley continued. Seriously, it's like Ellen has a gift.
13 Kendall Jenner Accidentally Outing Kourtney As Basic
Kendall Jenner might be Forbes' highest-paid model, but there's been a streak of bad luck with this girl. That Pepsi ad you totally forgot about? Those Photoshop problems documented by Her? "Gal, your walls look curved" are some of Kendall's social media comments.
Kendall's 2018 Ellen appearance was mostly about Khloe's baby and KimYe's baby shower. Ellen gets her talking. "Kim, Kylie, Khloe..." Kendall starts listing the sisters who like to go "all out" on parties.
Kendall then admits that it's herself and Kourtney who are super-chill. The intention was clearly to keep it casual, but way to out your glam sister as not being glam.
12 "Ya Like Money?": Chris Pratt's Favourite Pick-Up Line
Pickup lines are unlikely to be something Chris Pratt needs much of now. Chris recently announced his engagement to Katherine Schwarzenegger on IG, and we're already waiting for the wedding.
"Black coffee, like a cowboy ... with 14 Splendas." Chris's Starbucks order was just easing him in. Ellen got him to admit his super-cheesy pickup line: "Ya like money?"
As Today reports, Chris's 2017 Ellen appearance also saw him admit his man crush. If you're wondering, it's Tim McGraw. The line? Well, Chris does have plenty of money. Pretty amazing for a guy who started out homeless and serving at Bubba Gump Shrimp.
11 Rihanna's Text Selfies Are #ClothingOptional
And we're back to power women losing all control. Rihanna isn't just a best-selling artist. Her Fenty cosmetics line is set to out-sell both Kylie Cosmetics and KKW Beauty, according to Harper's Bazaar.
2016 saw Riri's Ellen appearance. The deets? Rihanna sends selfie texts (and the clothing is optional). "Never Have I Ever" brings everything out.
"What's hooking up? That's such a broad term," Rihanna then said. Maybe trying to dissipate the atmosphere? Once again, Ellen had wormed her way in, and the footage is still out there. Presumably, the episode made a lot of male viewers pretty happy.
10 As Is Jennifer Aniston's Netflix & Chill Wardrobe
Jennifer Aniston has a special relationship with Ellen DeGeneres. These two are closer to being BFFs than random celebrities who happen to be in the same room together. Probably why Jen appears so at-ease on the Ellen couch.
"Is that weird? I mean at night, you get into bed, and you watch TV." Jen's admission of watching TV in her birthday suit came with a #Justifying it, but the secret was out.
The 2016 appearance also saw Jen admit to cutting hair for $10 back when money was tight. As Nicki Swift reports, there's an irony to this. The hair icon started out cutting other peoples' hair.
9 When The Walls Are Thin, You Can Hear Kris Jenner "Having Fun"
With a $20 million price tag (and a further $20 million spent refurbishing it), the KimYe household is unlikely done by half. The Daily Mail's coverage of this mansion's luxury interiors would suggest that privacy is a given, but things aren't always as they appear.
As The Mirror reports, Kim's Ellen appearance taught us something interesting. That Kris Jenner's private life can be a touch audible.
"I’ve heard her from downstairs," Kim told Ellen. We're still picturing how mortified Kris must have been watching this. Well, that's unless she was otherwise occupied (although Kim would likely know).
8 Travis Scott: Admitted "Freaking Out" In The Delivery Room With Kylie
When "Sicko Mode" are the lyrics, you expect a certain type. Travis Scott comes as the slick-dressing, smooth-talking rap icon who has so much swag, Saint Laurent signed him up to be their face. You wouldn't think much can scare Travis, but Ellen got it out of him.
"There's this thing called the placenta, that I've just been hearing about? Oh my god. So, I was [scared] of all that,"
Travis admitted. As Cosmo reports, Travis revealed his freakout to Ellen, but we did learn that Travis cut the cord. Travis recently celebrated Stormi's first birthday with Kylie (and the IG views are insane).
7 Kristen Bell: Can't "Process" Sloths
It's the weird and the wonderful that Ellen manages to get out of celebs. If it isn't Channing Tatum's fear of porcelain dolls, it's getting Chrissy Teigen to admit her "jungle" feet. Kristen Bell appeared on the show in 2012. It came with a lot of sloths.
"I didn't know how to process that because my entire life had been waiting for this moment where I would get to interact — I'm serious — with a sloth,"
Kristen ended up blurting out. "So I am sitting on [my] bed knowing that a sloth is here … I start to have a full-fledged panic attack. I don't know how to compete with all this emotion." Um, okay.
6 One Direction Used Each Other's Toothbrushes Without Telling
Toothbrushes are something we use as a #LandmarkMoment in our relationships (although Mr. Big seemed to have a real issue with Carrie's on Sex and The City). With millions to their name, you'd think that One Direction's members would own one each. Think again.
Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan have both used their bandmates' toothbrushes without asking. "Never Have I Ever" was Ellen's way of getting it out of them.
Come to think of it, if this is something that runs throughout the group, that could go a way to explaining why Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik seem more #Off than #On.
5 Cardi B: Spanx All The Way
Celebrities aren't generally too keen on admitting wearing Spanx. Kim Kardashian has been spotted in wardrobe malfunction moments– Spanx are the body-shaping wear we see (but don't hear about).
"I got Spanx. I got three layers of clothes. You know what I'm sayin'?" Ellen hadn't even asked about clothing. They were discussing pregnancy.
As E! News reports, Cardi was on The Ellen Show to talk about her bump, her career and Coachella. Ellen gets this lady right at ease, and before we know it, Cardi is spilling on the Spanx. Something to tell us about what's under those @FashionNova outfits, Cardi?
4 Drake: Makes The Most Of Female Fans On Tour
Drake has a secretive side. "I wasn't hiding my kid from the world. I was hiding the world from my kid." In 2018, Drake revealed he has a son via his Scorpion album (although he was kinda outed by Pusha T). Other things have been outed, though.
In 2016, Drake appeared on The Ellen Show. "Never have I ever hooked up with a girl on tour" was Drake's question. To be fair, you've got the option to lie, so we'll give this guy some credit for being honest.
Yes, Drake has done the unthinkable. Tour is to promote your music and enjoy being on stage. For this artist though, a few perks seem to have been part of "God's plan."
3 So Does Jared Leto
And it would appear Drake isn't alone. His 2016 Ellen appearance saw him joined by musician and actor, Jared Leto. Jared might come with more eyeliner than Drake, but these two have a lot in common.
Leto had no choice but to reveal that he's just as bad as Drake when it comes to making the most of female fans on tour. "That's friendship at its finest right there," Drake said to his buddy in a weird bonding moment.
Ellen didn't need to probe them with roundabout questions. That one was followed by a steady string of others– let's just say we learned a lot more about these guys than we ever could have without Ellen.
2 Lady Gaga: 90 Day Fiancé Is Her Favourite Reality Show
Lady Gaga doesn't need 90 Day Fiancé. She's got one of her own. Still, it's pretty neat when we find out that a giant celebrity does exactly what we do– curl up on the couch and binge-watch reality TV. As Billboard reports:
90 Day Fiancé is the reality show Gaga would watch "for the rest of her life". She also admitted that Adrien Brody was her first crush.
Everyone, including Gaga, was pretty irritated when Ellen herself couldn't think of a reality show to answer her own question. "Oh, I don't know that one. I can't even think of one right now." Gaga spoke for us all, with: "That makes me feel even worse!"
1 The Rock: "I Looked Like I Was 48 In High School"
It's hard to picture Dwayne Johnson as anything other than his "The Rock" moniker. The guy who clangs around 40,000 lbs of home gym equipment is the strongest guy in Hollywood. If we're trying to picture The Rock in high school, we'd probably think of him now.
The Rock "struggled" in high school. "I looked like I was 48 years old,"
he told Ellen, as Daily Mail reports. The best part? Ellen managed to whip up a pic of Dwayne in high school out of thin air. The episode turned even funnier considering that one of the tallest men in Hollywood was sharing a couch with one of the shortest– Kevin Hart.