New Video: Kristin Chenoweth Gets Pranked By Ellen DeGeneres!

Ellen DeGeneres is quite the prankster.

During today’s show, Ellen shows guest Kristin Chenoweth a video that was secretly shot of the actress when she arrived at the studio. The catch? Members of the show’s crew and even one of the security guards dances behind Kristin while she is oblivious to the happenings!

“I thought that something was weird going on behind me but I thought they were making fun of me,” Chenoweth said.

JUST IN: ‘GCB’ Ratings Jump 5 Percent….Beats ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ & ‘CSI: Miami’

Kristin Chenoweth in GCB (ABC)

America loves its Good Christian Bitches!

ABC’s GCB — starring Kristin Chenoweth — may be the target of a so-called family values boycott, but the ratings show no sign of disdain for the show.

Ratings for last night’s episode were 5 percent higher than last week’s.

Plus, last week the show was #2 in its 10 p.m. timeslot, after Celebrity Apprentice and CSI: Miami. This week, it nabbed the #1 spot.

ABC’s “GCB” got off to a so-so start last week, but last night it showed a bit of growth.

The second episode of the new drama averaged a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating in its 10 p.m. timeslot, according to Nielsen overnights, up 5 percent from the 2.2 the series premiere averaged last week.

The show finished first in its timeslot, just edging out the 2.2 NBC averaged for the second half of “Celebrity Apprentice” and the 2.1 CBS averaged for “CSI: Miami.” Last week “GCB” finished second in the slot behind “Apprentice.”

FASHION WEEK PHOTOS: Front Row At Diet Pepsi Style Studio…Debra Messing, Mary-Kate Olsen & More

Jonathan Adler and Debra Messing at the Diet Pepsi Style Studio fashion Show presented By Simon Doonan (John Parra/Getty Images for Diet Pepsi)

Yes, Diet Pepsi and Fashion Week do indeed mix well together!

At Lincoln Center’s The Box Thursday night, the Diet Pepsi Style Studio Fashion Show was held, presented by Simon Doonan (Barneys New York’s “Creative Ambassador-At-Large”) with stage design by his partner, home design guru Jonathan Adler. The runway and front rows were created by placing a slab of material over a series of stacked Pepsi cans, while fabric lanterns above were covered in a stylized Pepsi logo. A pair of bars at opposite ends served champagne — and, of course, Diet Pepsi served with the cutest straws covered in Pepsi logos.

Who was in the front row? Mary-Kate Olsen (unlike the previous night, sister Ashley didn’t join), Debra Messing, Kristin Chenoweth, Kelly Rutherford, Food Network‘s Sandra Lee, Angela Simmons, Jay Manuel, America’s Next Top Model‘s Jay Alexander, GCB‘s Jennifer Aspen, and Jonathan Cheban, who’s launching his own menswear collection during Fashion week. Fashion week regulars Marjorie Gubelman and Fern Mallis also attended.

Diet Pepsi teamed up with Doonan, the show’s director and curator, and gave four up-and-coming designers the opportunity to present their collections. The show featured three themed fall looks from each designer “with their unique hometown perspective,” according to organizers. Some pieces with metallic finishes were inspired by the long-and-lean Diet Pepsi can.

Check out the photos below of Debra Messing with Jonathan Adler, Jonathan Cheban and Angela Simmons, Kristin Chenoweth flanked by Kelly Rutherford and Jennifer Aspen, Kristen and Jennifer, and Mary-Kate Olsen with Simon Doonan.

(Click each photo to enlarge.  (Credits: John Parra/Getty Images for Diet Pepsi)