Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres loves to taunt country cutie Taylor Swift (all you need to do is watch this video of Ellen scaring the crap out of Taylor for proof of that!), so when the singer stopped by Ellen on Oct. 25 to promote her new album, the comedienne had a little fun at her guest’s expense.
Instead of talking about her music, Ellen was eager to chat about T. Swift’s litany of famous exes, and as usual, she really made Taylor squirm.
First, Ellen insisted that Taylor dated her co-star from The Lorax, Zac Efron, despite the singer’s claims that the two were never an item. “We didn’t date,” she said.
Even when the topic of conversation did turn to music, Ellen found a way to tie Taylor’s former beaus into it. In an effort to find out which unlucky guy was the subject of Taylor’s song, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Ellen flashed pictures of Taylor’s exes on a screen and told her to ring a bell when she saw pictures of the top three contenders.
At this point, Taylor was embarrassed (and maybe even a little confused), calling the anonymity of her songs “the one shred of dignity that I have.”
When a picture of Twilight hottie Taylor Lautner came up, Taylor told Ellen with a nervous laugh, “Do you know how bad this makes me feel?”
Reluctant to ring the bell, Taylor explained, “I don’t want to because they’ll send me angry emails and I don’t want to get them.”
Ellen then took over bell duty and rang it for Justin Bieber and Joe Jonas. Natch.
However, the most awkward moment of this whole exchange came up when a picture of Taylor and Glee star Cory Monteith flashed on the screen, and there was a telling silence before Taylor screamed, “What are you doing to me? This is mean, stop it!”
Yikes! Watch the rest of Taylor’s awkward trip down memory lane in the video below. Was Ellen too mean, or was she just having a little fun with Taylor?