ELLEN DeGENERES gave her entire chat show audience a special Mother's Day treat on Friday (06APR05) - by taking them all to gambling haven Las Vegas.

The funnygirl told all of her audience members to bring luggage with them, as one of them would be whisked off to an undisclosed location to celebrate the day, which fell yesterday (08MAY05) in the US.

But after revealing that the package included a luxury stay at Caesars Palace with a gift card for shopping and a trip to see Celine Dion perform, she informed the thrilled audience that they'd all be going.

Generous DeGeneres, who also gave them all necklaces and digital cameras to capture the trip, took her mother BETTY along for the weekend jaunt as well.

In keeping with the show's theme, Paris Hilton visited the show with her mother KATHY, while MEKHI PHIFER showed off his mum RHONA to the audience.

09/05/2005 02:21