Ellen introduced the band Rascal Flatts on her show recently by saying they are the biggest band in country music today and they are her friends. The band played for the show and then afterward they stopped by the stage and chatted with her. It is obvious Ellen really enjoys them.
As they were chatting Ellen said "I don't know how many times you've had this comparison - three handsome guys, you're like the Jonas Brothers." The band laughed and the crowd went wild clapping and yelling.
For those not in the know, Rascal Flatts is an American Grammy Award-winning country music group founded in Nashville, Tennessee. Since its inception, Rascal Flatts has been composed of three members: Gary LeVox (lead vocals), Jay DeMarcus (bass guitar, vocals), and Joe Don Rooney (lead guitar, vocals). DeMarcus and LeVox are also second cousins.
Ellen said "this is also, you have to keep yourself amused on the road do, you play pranks on people...right? The band said 'they said, we have a great one we like to pull on people. We have two big trash bins and they're like 50 gallon trash cans. One of them says clean towels and one says dirty towels.
So what we do is we try to get someone from the opening act to go and open the lid (to the trash cans) and we have one of our crew guys waiting inside the can to jump out when they (the other person) opens the lid and it's pretty effective. We got Jessica. (referring to Jessica Simpson).
Ellen said "uh huh. Lead vocalist Gary LeVox stood up and said "the trash cans on tour are filled with these" and he had on a pair of Ellen boxers over the top of his jeans with Ellen's face on one side. The audience went crazy.
The guys in the band continued "yeah so we have Jessica Simpson on the road with us, you know and her band, they haven't been on a big tour for a long time so we absolutely, they almost had to cancel, there were cardiac arrests, there was an emergency on the spot." Apparently Rascal Flatts has been punking Jessica Simpson and her band on tour with them.
Ellen said she wanted to warn them about something. She said "alright watch this video." She then showed a hilarious video that her crew had shot. In the video it shows a guy who is being interviewed. The guy says his name is Tyrone. He is asked if he is going Trick or Treating and he says "nah". At that exact moment a goblin head pops out of an adjacent trashcan. The guy jumps in shock and instinctively punches the goblin in the face and then runs off camera. The band and the audience roared with laughter.
Ellen said "alright you're coming back next month to visit with us again." She said "I love you guys so much, you know that." She also told them that she is up to 39,000 Followers on Twitter and her goal is a Million. She told everyone to get on Twitter and sign up or Twiddle/Tweedle, whatever.
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