Happy Thanksgiving! For many of us, today is a day for family, food and football, and celebs are no different. Nick Lachey, 40, told ABC News that for the fourth year in a row, he'll be in charge of deep-frying a bird, while Beth Stern, 41, will eschew poultry altogether. Kristin Cavallari is hosting a dinner in Chicago, and Stanley Tucci is doing the same thing overseas. Click for more details about stars' favorite Thanksgiving traditions.
"We have some friends, we call them 'the orphans,' who don't have families out here, get together at our place and cook up a turkey. That's our Thanksgiving tradition. ... We do one in the oven and one deep-fried and so I'm charge of deep-frying and hopefully not burning down the house. I have it down to as science at this point, because this is my fourth year doing it."
|Beth Stern and Howard Stern|
"We made plans to go out for dinner," Beth Stern told ABC News. "We love Italian and we don't eat turkey -- we're pescatarians-- so we're planning on Italian for Thanksgiving. Probably eggplant parm with a side of pasta. That is our fantasy dinner, always!"
|Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt|
"We're in England now, so this will sort of be an expat Thanksgiving," Stanley Tucci told ABC News. "We have friends coming over. Some are British, but one's American and she's a really good cook. So, she's going to do the turkey and I think we are going to do a ham and we'll all share the sides."
Cavallari is hosting Thanksgiving at her home in Chicago with 21 people!
"[It] is a little scary, I've never cooked for that many people before," she said. "But it's going to be a lot of fun and everyone who's coming has to bring something, so I'm not responsible for the entire meal. It takes a little pressure off."
She added, "It will probably be a little chaotic, but that's fine. That's what Thanksgiving's about, having a bunch of people running around. There will be some kids there. If everything goes well, Thanksgiving at our house, I would love to start that as a tradition."
|Giuliana and Bill Rancic|
"[Our son Duke's] walking now which is great and we are taking a family trip for Thanksgiving. We are going to go with a few other couples and their kids, we're going to Tahiti, which I've never been," Bill Rancic told ABC News. "It's kind of a big trip. We are going to spend eight days on the beaches and I'm going to teach him to swim."
|Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi|
"Usually I have the week off, so [Thanksgiving] is my day just to relax and get ready for our 12 Days of Giveaways because it gets really busy in December," Ellen DeGeneres told People magazine. "[Being Vegan] doesn't make [Thanksgiving] harder at all. It makes it easier on the turkeys, too. They get to live. [We have] Yams, green beans, stuffing ... any kind of vegetables. Stuff like that."
|Lady Gaga & The Muppets|
"Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular" will air on Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving) from 9:30-11 p.m. ET.
"I was so excited when ABC called me about doing a holiday special this year," Lady Gaga said. "I knew it just wouldn't be a complete night of laughter and memories without the Muppets!"
"Can't wait to see the gang again, and I hope Miss Piggy's still not mad about Kermit," she continued. "We're just friends!"