Hollywood actress Ashley Judd gave comedienne ELLEN DeGENERES a taste of her Southern roots yesterday morning (10NOV04) - by teaching her how to square-dance.

Judd made an appearance on DeGeneres' chat show, where they discussed the actress' passion for the traditional dancing, which she practiced while growing up in Kentucky and Tennessee.

And rather than just talk about it, the De-lovely beauty decided to share the experience with DeGeneres. Wearing cowboy hats, the pair danced with members of the studio audience.

Judd, married to Scottish racecar driver Dario Franchitti, says, "We recently had a big squaredance in the backyard. In Tennessee and Kentucky we had squaredance in PE (Physical Education) for six weeks.

"It's always good if get in the spirit of it with a little wardrobe."

11/11/2004 09:13