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.
The trio are latest surprise guests to join Swift onstage during her '1989' world tour.
Taylor Swift was joined onstage by three very special guests on Monday evening, during her third of five sold out gigs at the Los Angeles' Staples Center. Comedian Ellen Degeneres, singer Alanis Morissette and the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines became the latest celebs to join Swift’s '1989' tour squad, which has also seen appearances from Julia Roberts and Lena Dunham.
Ellen DeGeneres received the Teen Choice Award for Choice Comedian on Sunday 16th August. The 57-year-old gave a moving acceptance speech at the ceremony in which she urged the audience to be “proud of who you are”.
Ellen Degeneres used her speech at the Teen Choice Awards to relay an important message to those watching: “Be proud of being different”. The talk show host received the award for Choice Comedian at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday (16th August).
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Centre in L.A. on Sunday.
The Teen Choice Awards can always be counted on as one of the most fun ceremony’s of the year…
Last night the stars gathered for the annual Teen Choice Awards which celebrates the best in music, movies and television, all while handing out giant surfboards. The evening was as usual packed full of talking points as Britney Spears showed she’s definitely still got it and Little Mix’s Pierre Edwards showed ex Zayn Malik what he’s missing.
Britney Spears was named Candie's choice style icon at the Teen Choice Awards.
Britney Spears was honoured for her ever-evolving fashions, picking up the Candie's choice style icon award from Fifth Harmony. Accepting the surf board the singer stunned in a low-cut sequinned dress while sporting some freshly blue and purple ombre hair.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were married by one of television’s brightest stars – Jimmy Kimmel!
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s wedding was officiated by late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel. Howard Stern attended the wedding and he couldn’t resist letting a few secrets slip during his Monday (10th July) radio show on SiriusXM.
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston at the 87th Oscars Vanity Fair party in Los Angeles in February 2015.
Ellen Degeneres, Neil Patrick Harris and others show their happiness over the news.
All around the world hearts are bursting with victory as marriage equality is held up by law in every single US state. Celebrities have flocked to Twitter in their hundreds to express their support of the news, as the Supreme Court finally rules that same-sex marriage is legal under the Constitution.
Ellen Degeneres Tweeted her support of the marriage equality ruling
It's been a long time coming but the US has finally followed in the footsteps of the UK and Ireland by legalizing same-sex marriage in a move that has touched the hearts of millions. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy revealed the majority opinion was 5 to 4, before sharing his own thoughts on the verdict for those who would be affected. 'Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves', he said. 'Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization's oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.'
Continue reading: #LoveWins: Stars Celebrate US Marriage Equality Revolution
Knightley gave birth in London on Tuesday, E! News reports.
Keira Knightley is believed to have given birth to a baby girl, her first child with her husband James Righton.
Multiple sources are said to have confirmed to E! News that the 30 year old actress and her 31 year old husband, formerly a member of nu-rave band Klaxons, welcomed their daughter into the world in London on Tuesday (May 26th).
Knightley and Righton got married in the south of France in May 2013, having been dating since early 2011. They announced that they were expecting a baby in December last year.
Continue reading: Keira Knightley Welcomes Baby Girl With Husband James Righton
Melissa McCarthy was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday (18th May). Check out the pictures!
Melissa McCarthy has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The unveiling ceremony took place on Tuesday (19th May). The 44-year-old actress was overwhelmed with the honour and still couldn't believe someone wasn't "just kidding" her!
Melissa McCarthy with her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Ellen Degeneres and Melissa McCarthy - American comedy actress Melissa McCarthy was photographed as she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 18th May 2015
Melissa McCarthy and Ellen Degeneres - American comedy actress Melissa McCarthy was photographed as she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 19th May 2015
Following poor ratings for its six episode run, NBC has decided to pull the plug on the British model's American dream.
Just a month and a half following its television debut, Kelly Brook’s American comedy show ‘One Big Happy’ has been cancelled.
NBC has decided to axe the sitcom after just six episodes due to its dismal ratings, it was announced on Saturday. In response, the 35 year old British model took to social media to tell her fans that it was nevertheless the most “rewarding” opportunity she had ever taken in her life.
“The most incredible, creatively challenging and most rewarding job I have ever had,” she posted on Instagram. “I will miss this Family so much. We laughed, cried and ate a lot of cheese together over the past 18months. Friendships for life not just a season.”
Continue reading: Kelly Brook's US Sitcom 'One Big Happy' Axed After Just One Season
'Green Eggs and Ham' is heading to Netflix.
Netflix has ordered a 13-epsiode series of Green Eggs and Ham, an adaptation of Dr Seuss's classic 1960 children's book. Ellen Degeneres will executive produce the show with Warner Bros. TV Group.
Ellen Generes will executive produce the Dr Seuss TV adaptation Green Eggs and Ham
"We think this will be a hit. Green Eggs and Ham is a perfect fit for our growing slate of amazing stories available exclusively in all Netflix territories. You can stream it on a phone. You can stream it on your own. You can stream it on TV. You can stream it globally," said Cindy Holland, Netflix's VP of original content - channelling Dr Seuss's famous meter.
Continue reading: Netflix Orders Ellen DeGeneres' Series 'Green Eggs and Ham'
The 'Just Give Me A Reason' singer became the latest star to take the battle to the trolls after a picture taken of her at the weekend attracted a ton of negative comments about her body shape.
Pink has become the latest celebrity to speak out against social media body-shaming. The 35 year old singer took to Twitter after receiving some barbed criticisms about her physique, having attended a cancer benefit evening on Saturday (April 11th).
“I can see that some of you are concerned about me from your comments about my weight,” she tweeted on Sunday evening, via a short statement she had prepared and then screen-grabbed.
Pink responded to the body-shamers on Sunday
Continue reading: Pink Replies To Body Shamers On Twitter
Since giving birth to her daughter last year, the singer has been forced to endure comments about her post-baby figure, and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace has apologised for his remarks.
The Fox News anchor at the centre of the Kelly Clarkson “fat-shaming” controversy this weekend has publicly apologised to the singer at to those offended by his comments. Chris Wallace had made the remarks during an interview with conservative radio pundit Mike Gallagher on the latter’s show.
In a statement issued to Mediaite on Sunday night, the 67 year old anchor said: “I sincerely apologize to Kelly Clarkson for my offensive comment. I admire her remarkable talent and that should have been the focus of any discussion about her.”
Kelly Clarkson was the subject of yet another jibe about her figure
Hilary Duff has a "love/hate relationship" with her body but wanted her recent bikini picture to encourage other women to be body confident.
Hilary Duff wanted to use her recent revealing post on Instagram to inspire other women to feel confident and proud of their bodies. The 27-year-old actress admitted posting a bikini picture was something she had never done before but felt good about her body and wanted others to '#loveyourbod'.
Hilary Duff wanted to inspire other women by promoting a positive body image.
Date of birth
26th January, 1958