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Ellen's Big Name Lineup for February Sweeps

J.Lo and Marc Anthony, Michelle Obama, 'The Voice' judges, Taylor Swift and Zac Efron, Jennifer Aniston and more

By TVDeeva Deanna Barnert Jan 25, 2012 2:49PM
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" isn't taking any chances during February sweeps. In order to win the ratings race, Ellen has landed what's being dubbed the exclusive joint interviews with Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony and Taylor Swift and Zac Efron. She will also sit down with First Lady Michelle Obama and celebs like Jennifer Aniston and has a host of musical talent heading to daytime.

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DeGeneres will talk music with Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, but there will also be some rocking performances. Folks like Miley Cyrus will stop by throughout February to perform their tracks from the Bob Dylan cover album, "Chimes of Freedom," a 4-CD collection that celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Amnesty International. It's not clear who else from the album will make an appearance, but possibilities include Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello, Natasha Bedingfield, My Chemical Romance, Maroon 5 and many more.

Other big celebs scheduled include Denzel Washington, Rachel McAdams, Julie Bowen and Channing Tatum.

It bares mention that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony actually sat down together, already, and that appearance left those in attendance more than a little frustrated. The former couple was on-hand at the TCA press tour earlier this month to talk up their upcoming show, "Q'VIVA! The Chosen," the same show they'll be promoting on "Ellen." In order to avoid the uncomfortable questions, however, they tried to avoid taking any questions at all. Hopefully, DeGeneres will fare better.

Here are a few key dates in February:

Thursday, Feb. 2: First Lady Michelle Obama will talk about her "Let’s Move" campaign, and
actor Daniel Radcliffe stops by.

Friday, Feb. 3, "The Voice" judges, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will make an appearance.

Monday, Feb. 13: The exclusive joint interview with Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. They will be joined by host/creator, choreographer Jamie King of their new talent series, "Q'VIVA! The Chosen." 

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Taylor Swift and Zac Efron will make their only appearance together to talk about their animated film "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax."

"The Ellen DeGeneres" show airs weekdays in syndication.