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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

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Demi Lovato Thanks The Kardashians For Making Voluptuous Sexy Again


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The Cool For the Summer singer has been open about her own battles with body image, and now she admits Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian signalled the charge for her to get healthy.

In an appearance on the Ellen Degeneres Show, which aired in America on Wednesday (10Feb16), Demi reveals Kim, in particular, should take credit for revamping what is considered hot.

"When I was growing up at the kind of age where your body starts changing... it was in that era when very, very, very thin people were popular in Hollywood, so that's what I had to look up to.

Continue reading: Demi Lovato Thanks The Kardashians For Making Voluptuous Sexy Again

Megan Fox: 'I Used To Dread The Big 3-0'


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The Transformers beauty hits the age marker in May (16), and admits she no longer dreads becoming a 30-something.

"When you're young, that sounds so old," she explained during an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Tuesday (09Feb16). "When you're in high school or even when you're in your early 20s, it still sounds like, 'By the time I'm 30, I should just give up. What's the point of going on at that age?'"

Now Megan is on the verge of a new decade, she has realised she feels exactly the same as she did a few years ago.

Continue reading: Megan Fox: 'I Used To Dread The Big 3-0'

George Clooney: 'I'm One Lucky Guy'


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The Hollywood heavyweight was thought of as the ultimate bachelor, which led to a lot of broken hearts when British lawyer Amal made an honest man of him in 2014. While many envy his bride, George insists it was actually him who lucked out.

“I’m a very lucky man," he gushed to Britain's Hello! magazine. "I met the woman I desperately wanted to marry and a lot of luck played into that.

"I am a great believer in the idea that luck comes and luck goes away in life - because nobody bounced from mountaintop to mountaintop, we all go through valleys too. So I have learned over the years to appreciate the times that are good and pay attention to them and celebrate them."

Continue reading: George Clooney: 'I'm One Lucky Guy'

Rihanna Says She Hasn't Got Time For A Relationship


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She’s just released her eighth album Anti, after many long months of waiting, so she’s got every right to say she’s busy. However, Rihanna says that not only is she too busy to be in a relationship, she also hasn’t even got time to text!

The 27 year old megastar appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show on Thursday (February 4th) to talk about her new album, and where her personal life is right now.

“I'm single right now. And it's not that I'm like ‘Oh, pro single. Yes, I hate men’. I just think that I just have so much on my plate that I can’t even find the time to entertain a steady relationship or anything serious,” she told Ellen. “Or even a text. Right now it's just crazy.”

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Hilary Duff Finds New Video Star On Dating App


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The So Yesterday singer briefly signed up for the popular cyber romance hub last year (15) to find love after splitting from her husband MIKE COMRIE, but soon realised it wasn't for her.

"I'm no longer on Tinder...," she told U.S. talk show host Ellen Degeneres. "It was kind of like a fun experimental thing... I wanted to be part of it and all my friends were on it. I was like, 'I can do this. I can be normal'. I really can't, but it was fun and I ended up getting some footage for one of my videos."

"I met two people...," Hilary adds. "I was kind of being a little sneak about it and I was shooting some stuff for my video."

Continue reading: Hilary Duff Finds New Video Star On Dating App

Gina Rodriguez: 'I Want To Adopt'


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The American appears on Ellen Degeneres' talks show on Thursday (21Jan16), where she chats about the new season of the hit CW show Jane the Virgin. The second series see's Gina's Jane welcome a baby, son Mateo, despite still being a virgin. This meant the 31-year-old got to star alongside a little one, and having a tot around got her biological clock ticking.

"I feel like, they bring the baby up to me and my ovaries are like ‘Ahhh, come here baby,’” Gina said to the twin boys who play Mateo.

“I want one so bad, I do. But I don’t want the whole process, I just want one to arrive. Like the stork conversation.”

Continue reading: Gina Rodriguez: 'I Want To Adopt'

Emily Blunt Spooked By Shark On Honeymoon


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The British beauty married US star John Krasinski in 2010, and they enjoyed a luxury holiday afterwards. To make their time away extra special John convinced his new wife to give scuba diving a try, but she took a lot of convincing as she was intensely worried about sharks. After John made her see they would never come face-to-face with such a creature she gave it a go - and things went downhill.

"I know every shark looks like Jaws, but these really look like Jaws and they're huge... and they swim very close," John told talk show host Ellen Degeneres.

"Emily never wanted to learn scuba diving and I was like, 'We'll never get into trouble with sharks.' All of a sudden one broke off from the circle and started swimming behind us. I saw it and Emily didn't. He started to charge Emily, so my decision was, 'If I spook her and she moves a lot, he might bite her.' I just let it ride.

Continue reading: Emily Blunt Spooked By Shark On Honeymoon

Aubrey Plaza Injures Knee In Basketball Match


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The former Parks and Recreation star spends her time off playing in a women's basketball league in Los Angeles, but just before Christmas (25Dec15), she took a tumble during a match.

She ended up tearing a ligament and subsequently underwent surgery to repair her knee, and she is currently in recovery. So when Plaza visited U.S. talk show host Ellen Degeneres on Thursday (14Jan16), she took to the stage wearing shorts and a brace around her left knee, and slowly walked out with a cane in her hand.

While Plaza noted the injury was "worse than I thought it was going to be", she revealed the story behind her painful incident is actually controversial within the league.

Continue reading: Aubrey Plaza Injures Knee In Basketball Match

Ellen DeGeneres And Portia De Rossi Have A Kid! Kind Of...


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Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi finally have a kid! Of sorts, at least…

The popular talk show host, 57, made the announcement on her show on Thursday (January 14th) that she and her wife Portia de Rossi have gotten a new puppy, which they’ve named ‘Kid’ and described as “absolutely adorable”.

“I have not talked about this yet, but we have a new puppy," she announced on her syndicated show. "Portia and I got a puppy and his name is Kid so now we have a kid.”

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'The Ellen Degeneres' Show Is Finally Coming To The UK!


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Over 12 years since it debuted in the US on NBC, ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’ is finally coming to UK television after campaigning by the show’s fans in Britain. The highly rated chat show, which is known for attracting A-list guests, will be broadcast on ITV2 starting next Monday (January 18th).

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Announcing the news Degeneres, who has 52.4million followers on Twitter, tweeted: ‘We got Elley on the Telly! I’ll see you on @ITV2, UK. #GetElleyOnTheTelly’. The show will be broadcast on ITV2 on weekdays at 1:45pm, starting off with brand new episodes from the current series.

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People's Choice Awards 2016 Press Room

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Teen Choice Awards 2015 - Arrivals

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Ellen Degeneres

Date of birth

26th January, 1958

Occupation

TV Presenter

Sex

Female

Height

1.71






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