Ellen: I'm doing a talk show that starts airing in the fall, and I had a year to prepare. I had nothing to do, and I thought, I'll write a book. And then I thought, I can't just sit at home and write a book. I'll get rusty. I've got to talk to people, so I'll go on tour. And then I thought, If I go on tour, I might as well shoot an HBO special. It'd be good to have that come out before the talk show.