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Reese Witherspoon Got Ellen’s Celeb Friends To Perform For Free At The Host’s 60th Birthday Bash

by Caralynn Lippo
Caralynn is a writer, native New Yorker, TV enthusiast, and dog mom to Hobbes.

Ellen DeGeneres’ 60th birthday was on January 26, 2018 — but the talk show host isn’t done celebrating just yet!

Ellen has been enjoying her birthday “season” throughout the two weeks since the actual day, with plenty of famous friends and family stopping by her show to surprise her with everything from a sexy serenade (courtesy of Kristen Bell’s husband, Dax Shepard) to her very own gorilla sanctuary (from Ellen’s wife, Portia de Rossi).

The host celebrated yet again with a star-studded birthday bash this past weekend, an “amazing party” organized by her wife. Ellen opened up about the party on the February 13, 2018 episode of her show, after sharing several photos of it on Instagram.

According to Us Weekly, nearly every major celebrity in Hollywood showed up to celebrate Ellen’s birthday, including Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Jennifer Aniston, and Oprah Winfrey. As it turns out, many of Ellen’s musician friends provided free entertainment throughout the night — all thanks to Reese Witherspoon!

“Parties can get expensive. You know that, right? Especially when there’s a lot of people. So here’s a money-saving trip for all of you: Don’t hire a band, invite all your musician friends! It turns out, they’ll just perform for free, especially when there’s Don Julio [tequila] involved,” Ellen joked.

“Here’s another tip: Make sure you invite Reese Witherspoon. Because now I see why she’s such an amazing producer. She’s the one who, and I won’t say forced, but strongly suggested everyone should perform,” she continued.

Among the celebrities who performed (for free, according to Ellen) were Pink, Alessia Cara, Pharrell, and Melissa Etheridge.

Check out the video below to see how Amy Schumer and other guests celebrated at Ellen’s party, and don’t forget to SHARE this story on Facebook!

Photos: YouTube / The Ellen Show

[H/T: People]

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