The Dogfather of "American Idol," RANDY JACKSON is here! The longtime show judge and music producer has been with the competition series since its inception, and this year he returned as a mentor. Ellen has already grilled the new panel of judges on their selections, and she made an idol out of castoff Jessica Bassett. Now, Ellen and Randy will continue the discussion, as the "Idol" vet gives his take on this season's competitors, as well as his creative vision for his new role on the show!
Proving beauty and brains go far in Hollywood, MARIA MENOUNOS is always up to something! The former Miss Massachusetts Teen USA currently serves as an entertainment news correspondent on "Extra," in addition to acting in films, TV shows, and wrestling professionally in her spare time! With so much going on, Maria is opening up her life as the subject of a new OWN docu-series, "Chasing Maria Menounos." She'll take a brief moment to tell Ellen all about it!
Then, PANIC! AT THE DISCO, one of Ellen's favorite bands, raises the roof! Their rock and pop-fused melodies have topped the Billboard charts since they debuted in 2005 with a double-platinum album. These days, the band is touring the world, firing up spirits with their disco-esque fever and incredible energy, and now it's their debut on Ellen! The Grammy-nominated group will perform their hit “This Is Gospel” from their fourth studio album, “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!”
This Wednesday, Ellen's exploring a variety of talents!