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Ellen DeGeneres (born January 26 1958) Ellen DeGeneres is an American comedian best known as the host of her talk show 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'.

Net worth: Ellen DeGeneres' net worth is $250 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2010).

Childhood: Ellen DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana. Her parents were speech therapist Elizabeth Jane 'Betty' Pfeffer and insurance agent Elliott Everett DeGeneres; the couple divorced in 1974. She was brought up as Christian Scientist until her early teens. DeGeneres attended Atlanta High School before majoring in communication studies at The University Of New Orleans. She soon dropped out to work with her cousin at a law firm. Among her other jobs were selling clothes at the Lakeside Shopping Centre and J.C. Penney, waitressing at TGI Friday's, painting houses, hostessing and bartending.

Career Ellen: DeGeneres' stand-up comedy career began in small venues. She emceed at Clyde's Comedy Club in New Orleans before touring around the country. By 1982, she had been dubbed Showtime's Funniest Person in America. She appeared on 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' in 1986. DeGeneres featured in 'Open House' and the film 'Coneheads'. She was cast in the sitcom 'Laurie Hill' in 1992 by producers Neal Marlens and Carol Black to play Nurse Nancy MacIntrye. The show was soon cancelled, however Marlens and Black enjoyed her performance so much that they cast her in their pilot 'These Friends Of Mine'; a show which was later titled 'Ellen' and ran between 1994 and 1998. The show hit huge ratings after she came out as homosexual. As part of a new attraction named 'Ellen's Energy Adventure' at 'Universe of Energy' - a pavillion at Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park - she appeared in a series of three films. The ride opened in 1996. DeGeneres landed her first recurring TV role as Margo Van Meter in 'Open House', starring alongside Alison LaPlaca and Mary Page Keller. In 2003, DeGeneres started her daytime talk show, 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'. The show won 25 Primetime Emmys over the course of the first three series. In 2006, she flew her graduating class to California to appear on the show during their 30 year anniversary reunion. In 2009, she celebrated the 1000th episode with guests including Oprah Winfrey, Justin Timberlake and Paris Hilton. DeGeneres replaced judge Paula Abdul on 'American Idol' for the ninth season, but left the show after that season despite a 5 season contract. DeGeneres is also known for hosting the worlds biggest award ceremonies, among them being the 2001 and 2005 Emmys, the 1996 and 1997 Grammys and 79th and 86th Oscars. DeGeneres has also done some voice acting, most notably as a fish with short term memory less named Dory in the animated film 'Finding Nemo,' which won her a handful of awards such as a Saturn Award, a Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award for 'Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie' and an Annie Award for 'Outstanding Voice Acting'. She also lent her voice to a dog in 'Dr. Dolittle'. DeGeneres won American Express an Emmy for their 2006 commercial featuring her working with animals. In 2008, DeGeneres began working with Cover Girl Cosmetics, but was criticised due to her animal rights values clashing with Cover Girl's use of animal testing. As of 2010 DeGeneres has her own record label called Eleveneleven. Greyson Chance was the first acted the label signed.

Personal Life: Ellen DeGeneres is openly homosexual. She had a relationship with actress Anne Heche which lasted from 1997 to 2000. She then dated Alexandria Hedison from 2001 to 2004, before entering into a relationship with Portia De Rossi who she married in 2008. DeGeneres is vegan and a 'big animal lover', running a vegan outreach program called 'Going Vegan with Ellen'. Her work to protect animals had her named 'Woman of the Year' by PETA in 2009. In 2010, DeGeneres was the campaign ambassador to Farm Sanctuary's 'Adopt A Turkey' Project, which asked people to start a new Thanksgiving tradition of adopting a turkey to replace the current tradition of eating one.



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Pink And Her Husband Struggle To Make Time For Each Other


Pink Carey Hart Ellen Degeneres

The 36-year-old singer married 40-year-old motocross racer Carey Hart back in 2006 and they are parents to daughter Willow, four. But Pink admits that keeping the passion alive in a relationship can be tough, especially with a young child, and Carey often struggles to stay awake for them to have some intimate time together.

"He always falls to sleep putting Willow to bed," Pink said during an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, airing on Wednesday (04May16). "The other night I said, 'Are you going to stay up tonight?' And he said, 'I would like to.' I said, 'I don’t really know what that means. Should I light candles and open wine and put on a show like are we going big here. Or are you going to fall asleep again?'"

She added that Carey's desire to stay awake couldn't compete with his tiredness, and he ended up falling asleep. Pink then told Ellen "he sucks", before backtracking and complimenting her spouse on his parenting skills.

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Mario Lopez To Replace Michael Strahan On Live?


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Mario Lopez has hinted that he could replace Michael Strahan on 'Live With Kelly and Michael'.

The 'Extra' host admitted he was flattered by reports linking him to the role after Michael quit to focus full time on 'Good Morning America' and spoke about his admiration for host Kelly Ripa.

He told chat show host Ellen Degeneres: ''That's very flattering. Very flattering. I know, people were saying that. I love Kelly. I've guest hosted with her a few times she's awesome. I actually did a movie with her husband Marc who's a real good guy.

Continue reading: Mario Lopez To Replace Michael Strahan On Live?

Drew Barrymore Boards Tv Dating Show


Drew Barrymore Ellen Degeneres

The Never Been Kissed star, who announced her split from husband Will Kopelman earlier this month (Apr16), has loaned her voice to First Dates, a new programme which follows couples on first dates over the course of one night in a restaurant. At the end of each episode, the 'daters' will reveal if they are interested in seeing their partners again.

The series, produced by comedienne Ellen Degeneres, is based on a U.K. show of the same name.

First Dates is the latest small screen project for Drew - last month (Mar16), it was announced she and Justified star Timothy Olyphant will star in a new comedy, titled Santa Clarita Diet.

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Julia Roberts Sells Sex Toys On Tv


Julia Roberts Ellen Degeneres

The Pretty Woman star, who plays a host on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) in her new movie Mother's Day, was tasked with gushing about a blind item, which members of the studio audience could see.

Roberts had no idea she was talking about a whip, handcuffs and blindfold as she raved about the flexibility of the thing she was selling and boasted she had seven at home.

And it almost seemed like she knew what was in the glass case in front of her when the actress said, "And Mother's Day, woo, is around the corner!" as she encouraged anyone interested to snap up a TV deal, just like the hosts of HSN showcases.

Continue reading: Julia Roberts Sells Sex Toys On Tv

Chris Hemsworth's Massage For Fan


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Chris Hemsworth surprised one of his biggest fans with a back rub.

The 'Thor' actor stopped by the Warner Bros' employee's cubicle during a recent appearance on the 'Ellen Degeneres' show and gave her a hug and a massage before inviting her to the New York premiere of his upcoming movie 'Ghostbusters'.

He then played limbo with a group of employees before shots of tequila were passed around.

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Meghan Trainor Reveals Her Dream Future Husband


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The All About That Bass singer appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Wednesday (20Apr16) and took part in a game of Who'd You Rather? Meghan was shown images of two different celebrities and asked to choose one as Ellen attempted to find her a boyfriend. Drake was the initial favourite, before she was superseded by Creed actor Michael B. Jordan. However, when Leonardo Dicaprio's image flashed up on the screen, it was game over.

“Leo!” Meghan screamed as his picture was shown. “Leo’s goals, every day. Leo!” From that point on, any celebrity that Ellen showed got the response "Leo" from the excitable singer.

Ellen also asked Meghan about her emotional speech at the Grammy Awards earlier this year (16). She picked up the Best New Artist gong at the ceremony, but struggled to finish her speech through an abundance of tears.

Continue reading: Meghan Trainor Reveals Her Dream Future Husband

Chris Hemsworth Rewards Teen For Returning Wallet


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Last week (ends16Apr16), the Thor star was running early to pick up his actress wife Elsa Pataky and their daughter from the Los Angeles airport, and to kill some time, he grabbed a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant in a "pretty rough area".

However, once he realised he accidentally left his billfold behind, he lost all hope he would ever see his precious belongings again, telling comedienne Ellen Degeneres on her U.S. talk show on Monday (18Apr16), "I left my wallet on the table and I thought, 'I'm never going to get it back. I'm never going to see it again'. There was a (homeless) guy collecting cans in a trolley and I thought, 'Great! He can have it!'"

Chris continued, "Then my business manager contacts me and I get this letter from a young boy who said he found my wallet. He's a (boy) scout and he sent the wallet to me. And at the end of the letter it said, 'P.S. Mum saw you were going to be on Ellen this week and asked if we could have some tickets'."

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Chris Hemsworth's Daughter Dreams Of Boyhood


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The Australian hunk is father to three-year-old daughter India and two-year-old twin sons Sasha and Tristan with wife Elsa Pataky. He's spoken at length about how much he enjoys fatherhood, but during a chat with talk show host Ellen Degeneres he revealed some moments are harder to handle than others when it comes to raising a family.

“My daughter is kind of envious of the boys at the moment,” he explained. “She came to me the other day and she was like, ‘Ya know, Papa, I want one of those things Sasha and Tristan have.’ I’m like, ‘What do you mean?’ She was like, ‘Ya know, the things in between the legs that you have.'

“I was like ‘Oh, um, well you see... Girls...’ and then my brain’s like, 'how do we handle this?!'”

Continue reading: Chris Hemsworth's Daughter Dreams Of Boyhood

Ellen Degeneres And And Caitlyn Jenner Lead Lgbt Power List


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Apple boss Tim Cook tops Out magazine's annual Power List for the second consecutive year, while U.S. talk show host DeGeneres comes in at number two, and American newswoman Rachel Maddow rounds out the top three, as she did last year (15).

Anderson Cooper and American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy round out the top five, while athlete-turned-TV personality Caitlyn Jenner makes the list for the first time at number eight, a year after revealing she was transgender.

Other newcomers include Transparent creator Jill Soloway, Empire actor Jussie Smollett, and Saturday Night Live comedienne Kate MCKinnon, who will appear in the upcoming Ghostbusters revamp.

Continue reading: Ellen Degeneres And And Caitlyn Jenner Lead Lgbt Power List

Ellen Degeneres Blasts Religious Freedom Bill


Ellen Degeneres Portia De Rossi

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523, commonly referred to as the Religious Freedom Bill, into law on Tuesday (05Apr16).

The bill allows religious individuals and businesses the right to deny products and services to people who have lifestyles which violate their beliefs without being penalised in that state, meaning those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community could be denied marriage, adoption and foster services, employment or property.

DeGeneres, who has been married to Portia De Rossi since 2008, addressed the bill in a monologue on her show on Wednesday, using her mix of comedy and heartfelt sentiment to voice her disappointment.

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Saint Laurent - Fashion Show

Portia De Rossi, Justin Bieber, Ellen Degeneres, Lady GaGa , Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - Saint Laurent at Hollywood Palladium - Fashion Show at The Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 11th February 2016

Portia De Rossi, Justin Bieber, Ellen Degeneres, Lady Gaga and Rosie Huntington-whiteley

Saint Laurent - Arrivals

Portia De Rossi , Ellen Degeneres - Saint Laurent at Hollywood Palladium - Arrivals at The Palladium - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 10th February 2016

Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres
Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres
Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres
Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres
Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres
Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres

Saint Laurent - Arrivals

Portia De Rossi , Ellen Degeneres - Saint Laurent at Hollywood Palladium - Arrivals at The Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 10th February 2016

Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres
Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres
Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres

People's Choice Awards 2016 Press Room

Portia De Rossi , Ellen Degeneres - People's Choice Awards 2016 - Press Room held at the Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live at Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live, People's Choice Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 7th January 2016

Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres
Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres
Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres
Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres

Teen Choice Awards 2015 - Arrivals

Ellen Degeneres , Portia De Rossi - Celebrities attend Teen Choice Awards 2015 - Arrivals at USC Galen Center. at USC Galen Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 16th August 2015

Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi
Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi
Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi
Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi
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Ellen Degeneres

Date of birth

26th January, 1958

Occupation

TV Presenter

Sex

Female

Height

1.71






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Finding Dory Trailer

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