Updated with photos: UT students get all Beyonce’d up for ‘Ellen’ TV crew

Ellen DeGeneres (Chris Pizzello/Associated Press)
Ellen DeGeneres (Chris Pizzello/Associated Press)

Updated: Mix the promise of free stuff with the possibility of being on TV and you get …. Yeah, we know what you get.

You get this scene at UT, where staffers from Ellen Degeneres’ show were on hand to give out tickets to the Grammy Awards to students who donned the best Beyonce outfit.

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Updated: The Texas Exes Facebook page is live right now with a video showcasing some of the best Beyonce costumes UT students could come up with. Ellen Degeneres’ crew is scheduled to be at the Main Mall at 3:30.

Posted earlier: Ellen Degeneres says that if you dress up like Beyonce and head to the University of Texas campus, she just might help you get to the Grammy Awards. She tweeted this at 1:10 p.m. Central:

 

 

 

 

 

A crew from her show did a similar giveaway stunt last week at Georgia Tech, where they handed out Super Bowl tickets.

It didn’t take long for the UT stunt to have its desired effect.

Posted earlier: If you’re anywhere near the University of Texas campus Tuesday, keep your eyes peeled for a crew from “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

The lovable host tweeted out a teaser of sorts Monday afternoon, indicating a visit was in the works.

The news comes a week after the show stopped by the Georgia Tech campus, handing out Super Bowl tickets.

DeGeneres wasn’t there in person, but she did make an appearance via satellite, according to news reports.

Expect DeGeneres to tweet out more details later tonight or on Tuesday. For the Georgia Tech visit, students only got an hour’s notice.

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” airs weekdays at 4 p.m. on KVUE.

UT fans needed for Longhorn Network commercials

Ricky Williams has appeared in previous LHN ads.
Ricky Williams has appeared in previous LHN ads.

Wanna be in a Longhorn Network commercial?

The cable channel is looking for University of Texas fans to serve as extras during an upcoming shoot.

The “All the Live Long Day” ads will be shot June 22 and 23 in the Austin area and will feature UT football, basketball and baseball legends.

Hook ’Em, Texas Cheer and Pom, Cowboys, Silver Spurs, Hellraisers and the UT Band will be on hand, too.

To connect with producers, shoot an email to rsvp@preacher.co.

Longhorn Network debuts on DirecTV

Texas freshman Myles Turner is interviewed by the Longhorn Network following a game on Nov. 14. (Ralph Barrera photo)
Texas freshman Myles Turner is interviewed by the Longhorn Network following a game on Nov. 14. (Ralph Barrera photo)

DirecTV is the latest carrier to pick up the Austin-based Longhorn Network.

The satellite provider added LHN to its lineup today.

Customers in Texas who have the Choice package or higher can find it on Channel 677. Outside Texas, subscribers must get DirecTV’s Sports Pack to see LHN.

The deal, announced late last year, marks a big win for the network, which is operated by ESPN as part of a 20-year, $300 million contract with the University of Texas. DirecTV had been one of the last big holdouts to pick up LHN, which launched in 2011.

Other carriers that offer LHN include Time Warner Cable, Grande Communications, Google Fiber, AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS and Dish Network.