Happy birthday, @Usher! Nobody ushes quite like you.
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
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.
Washington was named as this year's Vanguard honoree.
Kerry Washington added another appearance to her impressive record to her already impressive record as an advocate for diversity, human rights and gender equality. On Saturday, the Scandal star was named the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards Vanguard winner and her speech brought the audience at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Washington compared the problems of the LGBT community to civil rights struggles of the past.
The award is given out every year by the GLAAD to the most prominent and active allies of the LGBT community, as determined by the non-profit organization. "When I was told that I was going to get an award for being an ally to GLAAD, it got me thinking," she said to the crowd, which included Ellen Degeneres, Portia De Rossi, Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana.
Continue reading: Kerry Washington Draws Tears With GLAAD Vanguard Award Speech
Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived to the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards which were held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd March 2015
Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived to the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards which were held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 21st March 2015
Justin Bieber is being sued by his former neighbour.
Justin Bieber is being sued by his former neighbour. Jeff Schwartz is suing Bieber on the grounds of emotional distress. Schwartz is claiming Bieber's bodyguard addressed him using an anti-Semitic slur and Bieber was frequently rude to his wife and young daughter. He further claims Bieber's loud parties, drag races and other anti-social behaviour deep affected the Calabasas neighbourhood in which they both lived at the time.
Justin Bieber is being sued by his former neighbour.
What colours do you see in #TheDress?
A picture of a dress from fashion retailer Roman Originals has split the internet. Around half of people see the dress as black and blue whilst the other half sees white and gold. The picture of the dress went viral earlier this week when Caitlin McNeill, a 21-year-old singer from Scotland, posted the image on her Tumblr account. The story was soon picked up on by such news outlets as Buzzfeed, further fuelling the debate.
Host Neil Patrick Harris seems to be shouldering the blame for the worst Oscars viewing figures since 2009.
This year’s Academy Awards was the least watched in six years, according to preliminary viewing figures. USA Today reported that initial Nielsen estimates put the 87th Awards stats at 36.6 million viewers, the lowest since 2009.
Sunday’s ceremony, hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris and dominated by Birdman, was a pretty steep 16% drop on last year’s awards when 12 Years a Slave won Best Picture. Ellen Degeneres hosted that one and, powered by a memorable selfie which was then re-tweeted around the world, it had 43.7 million viewers.
2015 Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris (R)
Continue reading: The Oscars Suffer From Worst Ratings In Six Years
Keira Knightley's husband James Righton is enjoying 'drinking for two' whilst his wife is pregnant with her first child.
Keira Knightley's husband is enjoying double the drinks whilst she is pregnant.
The 'Imitation Game' actress has joked that her husband, The Klaxons' James Righton, is also enjoying her share of any alcohol they are offered whilst she enjoys eating for two.
Speaking about using her pregnancy as an excuse to make her husband attend awards parties with her, she said: ''I'm [telling him], 'You have to come with me, support me!
Continue reading: Keira Knightley's Husband 'drinking For Two'
After an interesting year for movies, television and music, the 41st People's Choice Awards are here to tell us who the world's 'Favourites' are.
It's that time of the year when the annual The People's Choice Awards role in, honouring the very best of popular culture in 2014. The 41st iteration of the ceremony saw a number of celebrities making an appearance to give, receive and pose with awards for categories ranging from 'Favourite Movie Actor' to 'Favourite TV Character We Miss Most'. So, yes, the net was cast pretty wide.
The Cast of 'The Big Bang Theory' at the 41st People's Choice Awards (Credit Frazer Harrison - Getty Images)
Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi - A variety of stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet for the 41st Annual People's Choice Awards which were held at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 8th January 2015
Ellen Degeneres - The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live - Arrivals at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Annual People's Choice Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 7th January 2015
Ellen Degeneres - A variety of stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet for the 41st Annual People's Choice Awards which were held at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 8th January 2015
Neil Patrick Harris is hosting 87th Academy Awards and he's recorded a special promo especially for the holiday season - take a look!
Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the Oscars and the Academy has awarded us with a sneak peek of what's in store. As we expected the ceremony and Harris' hosting to be, the preview is quick, witty and light-hearted. The short 16 second clip is just what we need to lighten the mood after a week of over eating and making small talk.
Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the 87th Academy Awards in 2015.
Orlando Bloom has revealed he will be spending Christmas with his estranged wife Miranda Kerr and their son. Appearing on 'Ellen', Bloom also discussed 'The Hobbit' and how much he will miss his role as Legolas.
Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom may have split up well over a year ago but that doesn't mean they hold any animosity toward each other. In fact, they will be spending Christmas Day together with their son Flynn (aged 3).
Orlando Bloom at the L.A. premiere of The Battle of the Five Armies.
Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney's wedding has been the most talked about of the year and Alamuddin's relatives apparently can't believe their luck at having one of the world's most handsome men join the family!
Amal Alamuddin's family appear to be more than happy to welcome George Clooney to their family. Sources, speaking after the couple's second wedding celebrations, claim Alamuddin's aunts spent a great deal of time gushing over the Monuments Men actor. And really, who can blame them?
The married couple appeared on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' to set the record straight on if they are going to become parents or not.
In the past, actress Portia De Rossi has clearly stated that she and her wife Ellen DeGeneres do not want or plan to have children, nevertheless there have been recent reports suggesting that the happy couple are looking to start a family.
Ellen and Portia are not having children
Both Ellen and Portia wasted no time in addressing these rumours and setting the record straight once again, so on Tuesday (Oct 14tH) the talk show host jokingly quizzed her partner on if they are wanting to become mothers.
Ariana Grande took some time out of her busy schedule to appear on the 'Ellen' show where she discussed her upcoming tour and hid in Ellen DeGeneres' bushes.
Ariana Grande at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas in September.
Ellen Degeneres - American chat show host Ellen DeGeneres spotted outside an office building on a sunny day in West Hollywood wearing a black T-shirt, jeans and shades - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 4th September 2014
After years of writing No. 1 hits for fellow artists, Sia is finally claiming a chart-topper under her own name.
After her phenomenal success with Chandelier, Sia’s career has taken off in a whole new way. This week, the singer/songwriter’s album 1000 Forms of Fear, reached the top of the Billboard 200, marking it as the best sales week of her career – and her very first Billboard No.1.
Sia performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The album sold 52,000 copies in the week ending July 13. Like her last two records, it was released by RCA, via Monkey Puzzle.
Continue reading: Mysterious Sia Reaches First Billboard No.1 With '1000 Forms Of Fear'
The 56 year-old comedienne is hoping to achieve great success with this new product. "I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't want it to be the biggest brand name that you can imagine," she states.
Ellen Degeneres can do it all!
The 56 year-old TV personality is joining a select group of celebrities, which includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon and Blake Lively, as she is releasing her own lifestyle brand.
DeGeneres is launching the brand, called E.D., later on this year, hoping to available just in time for the holiday season.
Continue reading: Ellen DeGeneres Set To Creat Own Lifestyle Brand
The Daytime Emmy Awards, held on Sunday 23rd June in Los Angeles, have raised some eyebrows owing to the conduct of the show's hosts. Nevertheless there some surprising winners in amongst the old favourites including CBS soap The Young and the Restless' which took home almost half the drama awards.
The Daytime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday (June 23) and there were some surprising winners in amongst the usual contenders. The 39th annual awards show was held at the Beverly Hills Hilton and attracted a whole host of glitterati.
Kathy Griffin hosted the awards show.
Turns out that Edgar is Julia Roberts' number one fan!
Those celebrities aren't all about posing, being paid to endorse products and dodging paps: turns out some like to do a little nice thing or two every now and again. True, Julia Roberts appearing on Ellen isn't going to sort out the mess in Ukraine but the August: Osage County star certainly made us laugh with a prank she played on the Oscars pizza delivery guy.
Julia Roberts Surprised The Oscars Pizza Delivery Guy On 'Ellen.'
Don't remember him? Well at the Oscars this year, host Ellen Degeneres got the party started by ordering pizza from a real life takeaway to be delivered to her glamorous audience. Instead of worrying about the calories or their chiffon frocks, many of the stars munched away happily as Edgar Martirosyan and his team dished out a few margheritas.
The Sultan of Brunei has brought in Shariah law, celebs react in their outraged hoards.
Record producer Clive Davis has become the latest big name to shun hotels owned by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who announced last week that he would proceed with the introduction of the Islamic Sharia law, a criminal code that permits severing of limbs and death by stoning for people who are gay or commit adultery.
Clive Davis Has Joined Others In Boycotting The Dorchester Chain Of Hotels.
Through the Brunei Investment Agency, the Sultan owns the Dorchester Collection luxury hotel chain, which includes the Hotel Bel-Air and The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. As a result of the Brunei law-making, celebrities and other powerful individuals who used to frequent one of the high-end hotels have collectively put their foot down to boycott the chain.
Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend of a year, Alexandra Hedison. But who is the Los Angeles photographer?
Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend of a year, Alexandra Hedison. The nuptials have been confirmed by Foster’s publicist, after celebrity network E! began circulating rumors over the weekend. The pair wed at an undisclosed location, although Foster resides in California, which is one of the 17 US states in which gay marriage is legal. Hedison was born and raised in California, so it’s likely that it is where the wedding took place.
Jodie Foster has married her partner of a year, Alexandra Hedison
Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster publicly came out at last year’s Golden Globes, announcing “I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age. In those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family, coworkers and then gradually, proudly to everyone who knew her. To everyone she actually met.”
Continue reading: Who Is Jodie Foster's New Wife, Alexandra Hedison?
Foster and her girlfriend slipped under the media radar with their wedding this past weekend.
Congratulations to Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison, who just tied the knot this week! The actress’ publicist confirmed the news to TMZ. According to the entertainment website, Foster and Hedison had the ceremony last weekend, having dated for a year. This is essentially all the information released about the pair’s wedding, since they apparently kept the proceedings low-key and private. The location or even exact day of the wedding has not been disclosed.
Foster and her now-wife have reportedly been dating for about a year.
According to The Telegraph, Ms Hedison, 44, has been linked previously to comedienne Ellen Degeneres. Foster and Hedison had been seen in each other’s company in Los Angeles on a number of occasions, fuelling speculation about their relationship.
Continue reading: Jodie Foster Is Now A Married Woman! Wait, When Did That Happen?
The pair are back; will they get it right this time?
Okay, ready for another awards season? The dust has barely settled on 2014’s selfie-centric Oscars, but the Academy are already looking ahead to another winter of speculation by confirming Neil Meron and Craig Zadan are returning as producers for a third ceremony in a row.
Zadan and Meron will work on The Oscars again
It’s not as if the pair have gleaned critical acclaim for their last two efforts; Seth Macfarlane’s ceremony was considered to be too focussed on musicals, while DeGeneres’ was criticised for being too boring. Perhaps the producer pair can find some middle ground considering they’re taking on the middle of the decade in 2015.
Zadan and Meron have been invited back, which means we can once again expect a digitally active Oscars ceremony.
The directorial duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have become favorites around Hollywood come awards season and now they’ve been called on again to produce the 2015 Oscars ceremony. This will be Zadan and Meron’s third consecutive year running the live broadcast after this year’s ceremony brought in the best ratings in 14 years. Almost 44 million viewers in the United States tuned into the ABC live telecast of Hollywood's biggest night, hosted by comedian, talk show host and potential demigod Ellen Degeneres, 8 percent more than the previous year and the highest number since 2000, according to Nielsen ratings data, via Reuters.
Zadan and Meron's last turn at the Oscars was nothing short of a rousing success.
Whatever Zadan and Meron are doing – so far they have been banking on broad social media appeal – has been working.
Piers Morgan has criticised the US government for quailing under pressure from the gun lobby. Morgan delivered an impassioned speech on the last episode of his CNN show 'Piers Morgan Live'.
Piers Morgan ended his three year run on his CNN talk show Piers Morgan Live on Friday (28th March) with a plea to the US government to change "the absurd gun laws".Morgan's show was cancelled following low ratings and possibly his involvement in the phone hacking scandal, nevertheless he left the show on a somewhat controversial note.
Morgan, ever controversial, used his final show as an opportunity to comment on the social and political implications of gun laws in the US. He referenced recent tragedies in which guns were used to kill large numbers of people which prompted criticism of gun laws in the US and worldwide.
Morgan has spent a number of years in the states over the past decade and described gun violence, such as that displayed in the Connecticut Sandy Hook massacre and the Colorado Aurora Cinema, as "a disease that infects every aspect of American life". Referencing these attacks Morgan said, as The Independent reports: "I assumed that after 70 people were shot in a movie theatre and then just a few months later 20 first-graders were murdered with an assault rifle in an elementary school, that the absurd gun laws in this country would change, but nothing has happened".
Continue reading: Piers Morgan Criticises US Gun Laws On Last CNN Show
Ellen DeGeneres stole the show on Sunday's Academy Awards, we look at how far she has come since her early days on the comedy circuit in the 1980's.
Ellen Degeneres has become the most popular and loved television host in the States, cemented by her flawless performance hosting the Academy Awards on Sunday night. Ellen had the celebrities roaring with laughter as well as, at one stage, gathered together for a selfie. Ellen’s superstar selfie was retweeted over 2,000,000 times, crashing the server and making it the most retweeted pic of all time.
Ellen and her wife Portia have been married since 2008
Ellen had previously hosted the Oscars back in 2007, but even by then she had been in the business for over 20 years. Ellen started in the stand up biz back in the early 1980’s, before getting her own sitcom Ellen in 1994. During the fourth season of the sitcom, Ellen publicly announced that she was a lesbian during an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her character in the sitcom shortly followed suit and, in an episode called “The Puppy Episode”, which received some of the highest-ratings that Ellen had had so far, also came out. The show then went on to tackle some issues faced by the LGBT community, but after another season the show was axed due to falling ratings.
Continue reading: The Best Oscars Host Ever? In Praise Of Ellen DeGeneres
"Adele Dazeem" - the words that will haunt John Travolta, forever more.
There’s a fine line between the ignominy of Internet mockery and online hysteria. Jennifer Lawrence, for instance, enjoys the latter, while John Travolta calling Idina Menzel "Adele Dazeem" at the Oscars on Sunday night really secures you a place in the former camp.
There's something ridiculous about John Travolta - we just can't work out what it is
But this mockery isn’t all bad; after all, he only got someone’s name wrong. He did embellish the introduction with things like “wickedly talented” etc., but he only got Menzel’s name wrong.
The official Academy Awards after party was a glamorous affair.
The Governor's Ball once again played host to the biggest names in filmmaking this year as Oscar winners, nominees and guests filled the glamorous after party with celebration. After an immense and monumental year in filmmaking, there was plenty to celebrate as winners clutched their shiny trophies and hob-nobbed with the press.
Ellen Degeneres Was The Talk Of The Evening After A Triumphant Hosting Stint.
The party room was decked out with floral curtains which gave an enchanting midnight garden effect and provided a beautiful backdrop for the many flowing ballgowns. Whilst waiting to get their statuettes engraved with their name, Oscar winners were treated to a bar, entertainment from singer John Legend and a gourmet meal cooked by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck served on tables decorated with miniature chocolate Oscars.
Continue reading: Oscars Governor's Ball Plays Host To Sea Of Academy Award Winners
Selfies, pizza and audience participation Ellen manages to turn the Oscars into an awesome party.
Ellen Degeneres had her second go at hosting the Oscars this year, after seven years away. There’s was no doubt that the academy were looking for something different to Seth MacFarlane last year and the veteran chat show host delivered. From the selfie seen round the world to the pizza run for the stars, Ellen had many stand out moments from her Academy Awards hosting gig.
Oscar's host Ellen Degeneres
Her opening monologue.
Continue reading: Ellen DeGeneres: Her 6 Best Moments As Oscars Host
This year's Oscars were the most 'selfied' yet as the stars shared their pics with the world.
One way to view the Academy Awards last night was through the eyes of the stars themselves, as many of them took to Instagram and Twitter to keep us up to date with their Oscar night happenings.
Some stars started their picture taking before they even got to the ceremony, like Joseph Gordon-Levitt who tweeted a pic of himself literally on his way to the awards, taking a selfie in his limousine. Joseph later shared a picture of himself and co-presenter Emma Watson having fun pulling some faces backstage.
Continue reading: Oscar Selfie? The Awards Through The Stars' Eyes On Instagram
Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie may well have shifted a ton of Samsung Galaxy Note 3's. Just check out that crisp quality.
Ok, so we don't know if Samsung has seen a sales spike in their Galaxy Note 3 model since the Academy Awards, but Ellen Degeneres Oscars selfie wouldn't have hurt interest in the technology giant's popular cell-phone.
Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars Selfie is the most retweeted image in history
In case you've been holed away for the past 24 hours, you'll have heard about Ellen's famous Oscars selfie, which broke the record for the most re-tweeted post ever and apparently 'broke' the micro-blogging website. Yep, the Academy Awards host - who did a pretty damn good job of things - gathered together a few A-list friends including Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey and Meryl Streep for the most famous selfie in history.
Not everyone had a fabulous time at last night's Oscars.
Liza Minnelli didn't have exactly the best time at last night's Oscars. As one of Hollywood's biggest veteran stars, the actress didn't receive the respect that a performer of her calibre would deserve. From being the target of a mean zing from Ellen Degeneres, to having her outfit mocked in the media and being laughed at for not being able to reach into the famous 'Oscars Selfie' in time, Liza could have had a nicer evening at home.
Liza Minnelli Hasn't Been Treated So Kindly In The Wake Of The Oscars.
The glamorous awards evening started on the red carpet where Liza, the daughter of Judy Garland, debuted a striking new streak of blue in her black hair and wore a matching silky pantsuit with dramatic diamond jewellery. As the snaps of Minnelli hit the internet, commenters began to point out and mock the fact that the actress probably wasn't wearing a bra under her slinky suit.
The Ellen DeGeneres Oscars Selfie: did Jennifer Lawrence have the best pose or was it Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt...or Kevin Spacey?
Pretty much everyone has seen the Ellen Degeneres Oscars selfie by now; the celeb-packed pic that sent the Twittersphere into melt-down and quickly became the most retweeted image of all time. The Oscars host somehow gathered the cream of the awards' red carpet for last night's impromptu snap, which has become the evening's most shared and talked about image.
Ellen DeGeneres Oscar Selfie Has Become The Most-Shared Image On Twitter.
The glory of the Oscars selfie lies in the pure and unabashed joy seen on every one of its twelve featured Hollywood stars' faces. Gone are the pouts, poses and glowers of the red carpet pap-snap and instead we have a bunch of gorgeous and joyous actors ready to party at the year's biggest movie awards.
No awards? No matter! Brangelina was centre of attention at the Oscars.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie once again made sure all eyes were on them at last night's Academy Awards as they led the Hollywood royalty down the red carpet whilst looking very much the loved-up pair. The acting duo were virtually inseparable when posing for photos on the red carpet, making sure they were always touching and flashing dazzling smiles.
Brad Pitt & Angelina Echoed The BAFTAs In Their Oscars Union.
After last month's BAFTAs in London where the couple appeared in a matching tuxedo ensemble, Angelina decided to opt for a more feminine look at the Oscars and picked out a sparkling metallic and sheer gown by Elie Saab Haute Couture with diamond earrings and smoky eyes. Brad, as usual, played it safe with another classic and well-cut tuxedo and bowtie.
Ellen DeGeneres' opening monologue, at the 86th Academy-Awards, is expected to be less offensive and more cautious due to the delicate nature of this year's film nominee's.
The 86th Academy-Awards will be honouring one of the most impressive years for cinema in recent memory.
However, it will also be one of the most sensitive, as several of the key films depict real-life events.
With this in mind, it won't be surprising if the host, Ellen Degeneres, performs a far more tamed opening monologue compared last year's emcee, Seth MacFarlane.
How will the well respected host handle her second Oscars?
There are two of Oscar host: the one who’ll set out to insult as many people whilsy trying not to cross an invisible headline with a view to entertaining the audience at home, and then there’s the type who knows his-or-her-limits, and can be relied upon to give a solid performance. Ellen Degeneres almost certainly falls under the latter category.
Ellen DeGeneres has hosted The Oscars before
“My intentions are to make people happy," the 56-year-old host told Robin Roberts on ‘Good Morning America’. "My intentions are to never hurt anybody, and my intentions are to have compassion and to hope I can spread that a little bit every single day." (Via New York Daily News)
Continue reading: Oscars 2014: What Kind Of Host Will Ellen DeGeneres Be?
This year's show might not be as controversial, but Zadan and Meron are still going all out.
Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made a controversial hit out of the Oscars last year, but they might be on thin ice this time. Getting Seth McFarlane to host anything is a risky bet and his antics last year got a lot of people – notably the feminist crowd – pretty riled up. The controversy served its purpose. Last year’s show pulled in 40.3 million US viewers, the largest audience the show has had in three years. Zadan and Meron’s show was a hit with the key 18-49 demographic and the duo were invited back this year.
Ellen might be a safer choice for host, but she is far from boring.
And yet. The choice of Ellen for this year’s host suggests that the producers were at least a little bit intimidated by last year’s backlash. This year’s host, Ellen, while hilarious and ever entertaining, is a much safer option and has proven appeal with the Oscars’ key demo – women.
Ellen Page publically came out as gay on Friday whilst presenting a speech at a human rights conference in Las Vegas. The 26-year-old said her decision was motivated by her desire to "make a difference." Yet Page is not the only actor who has come out as gay, here's five others including Angelina Jolie, Jane Lynch and Cynthia Nixon.
Ellen Page came out as gay on Friday (14th February). The X-Men and Juno actress made the announcement in a speech at the Time to Thrive conference held in support of LGBT youth. Page is not the only actor to have come out as gay, here's a rundown of 5 women in the television and film industry who have publically come out.
Ellen Page came out as gay on Friday (14th February).
At the conference, Page said: "I'm here today because I am gay and because maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility."
Continue reading: Ellen Page And 5 Other Out And Proud Gay Actors
Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi - Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi out for a Valentine's Day stroll in West Hollywood - West Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 14th February 2014
Sandra Bullock was the big winner on the night, with Justin Timberlake and Ellen DeGeneres also taking home gongs
The People's Choice Awards kicks started awards season and the celebrities didn't let down as they came out in force and with style in Los Angeles for the fan-favourites awards show on Wednesday, 8 January. The 40th incarnation of the awards show, there was no shortage of class and glamour as the people's favourite movies, TV shows, actors and actresses were singled out over the course of the night.
With a total of four wins, Sandra Bullock was the night's big winner
Hosted by 2 Broke Girls stars Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, the awards show held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles gave out almost 60 awards in total, and with four wins in all it was Sandra Bullock who ended the night with the most wins of all. Bullock's wins included Favorite Movie Actress, Comedic Actress, Dramatic Actress and she shared the Favorite Movie Duo award with her Gravity co-star George Clooney. The buddy cop comedy The Heat that she starred in with Melissa McCarthy won the Favourite Comedic Movie award.
The first Oscars promo was released today and it's... different.
The brand new trailer for the Oscars with host Ellen Degeneres looks more like it’s promoting the Tony Awards than the stuffy, glitzy Academy Awards. Not that anyone would mind – a choreographed dance number is always alright with us and if it includes tuxedoes, that’s even better.
With Degeneres hosting, it'll be an Oscars ceremony like no other.
While it doesn’t really feature any movie references, the minute-long video sets an entirely different tone for the awards than the one we’re used to. This looks more like something out of the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Golden Globes or Neil Patrick Harris’ Oscars, rather than the most competitive movie awards ceremony in Hollywood.
Continue reading: Ellen Degeneres Promotes Oscars With Choreographed Dance Routine [Video]
The 'Glee' star appeared on 'Ellen' this week where she finally opened up about the death of her boyfriend
Five months after the untimely death of actor Cory Monteith, his Glee co-star and girlfriend both on and off screen Lea Michele has finally opened up about the passing and explained how she has coped with her grief. Appearing on The Ellen Degeneres Show this week, the actress told Ellen that she has been slowly moving on from the passing, as that is what Cory would have wanted her to do.
Lea and Cory were very much in love before his passing
The 27-year-old actress went on to explain how, even to this day, she is trying to cope with the loss and described the immense heartache and confusion she felt and still feels now. In spite of her grief, Michele told Ellen that she knew she couldn't dwell on Monteith's passing because it would bring her too far down. Instead she has focused all her energy on her career as she tries to do her best for Cory, to do his memory right.
Continue reading: Lea Michele Opens Up About Cory Monteith's Passing In Touching Interview
The words of wisdom were given out by Brit whilst she was filling in for Ryan Seacrest on 'American Top 40'
Britney Spears has learnt much throughout her 32-years and whilst she sat in for Ryan Seacrest on the American Top 40 radio show, the singer was keen to dish out some word of wisdom to her fans. In between talking about her upcoming Las Vegas residency and her new album, Britney Jean, the singer also answered some personal questions too, with one person quizzing her on how best to get over a break-up.
Britney Jean is out now
"Just get another guy really quick!" Britney joked (via E! News). "I think if you get another boyfriend it's really easy to get over it."
Kaley Cuoco may have had a whirlwind romance with current partner Ryan Sweeting, but was it a whirlwind marriage we saw on 'Ellen Degeneres'?
'The Big Bang Theory' actress appeared on the show in an episode that was aired yesterday (November 7th 2013) and was surprised to see her lover of five months appear on stage. Ellen then roped in her friend Kevin - an apparently ordained minister - to conduct a short service declaring them both husband and wife. Ryan nervously asked, 'This isn't legal, right?' before the talk show host insisted it was and later reemphasised the fact on Twitter: 'Congratulations, @KaleyCuoco and @RyanSweeets. Your wedding was beautiful. And also, legally binding.'
However, we're not so sure it was the real deal here at Contactmusic. It's easy enough to be a minister online, but you can't be legally wed without a marriage license; so sorry to you romantic folk hoping you'd witnessed such a special moment. Also, it was rather obvious Ellen was joking about her Twitter post after re-Tweeting Ryan's message ('Thank you @TheEllenShow for making me feel at home. Baby number one: Ellen Sweeting') with the comment, 'This tweet is legally binding, too.'
The pair were wedded in an impromptu ceremony live on the show, after Cuoco had said she wants to get married as soon as possible.
Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting are married! Well, not exactly, or at all really, but they did provide pretty entertaining TV at least. The Big Bang Theory star and her professional tennis player lover man were pushed to exchange vows on the Ellen Degeneres Show by the shows host in an impromptu ceremony set up in their honour.
Sweeting and Cuoco got engaged in September
"This isn't legal, right?" Sweetings asked his bride-to-be as she was pushed by DeGeneres towards the makeshift canopy where he and head writer Kevin A. Leman II stood. Cuoco had been discussing life with her fiance, whom she got engaged to in September after three months of dating, when Ellen offered her the chance of an immediate wedding at the show's expense - an offer that she jumped at.
Continue reading: Kayley Cuoco & Fiance Ryan Sweeting "Get Married" On Ellen
Kaley Cuoco appeared on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' yesterday (6th November) and wed her fiancé on air. But don't worry, it's not a legally binding ceremony! This is not the first fake wedding the 'Big Bang Theory' star has been involved in as she was on set of 'The Wedding Ringer' in a white dress, but with a very different groom!
Kaley Cuoco and her fiancé, Ryan Sweeting, had an informal wedding rehearsal on national television when they appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Wednesday 6th November. Cuoco joined Ellen and discussed her engagement.
The couple at the 65th Emmy Awards, shortly before their engagement.
Ellen then thrust an impromptu wedding on her and Sweeting. In a strange twist of fate, something Cuoco also commented on, she was even wearing a white dress! The ceremony was carried out by one of the show's writers, although Sweetling appeared to be slightly hesitant about the fake wedding asking "This isn't legal right?"
Continue reading: Kaley Cuoco's Fake Weddings!
Matt Bomer is the latest famous face to praise Wentworth for coming out as gay in protest to the LGBT community's treatment in Russia
When Wentworth Miller outed himself as gay in response to an invite from a Russia film festival, he was inundated with messages of support for his public outing and for protesting the archaic anti-homosexuality legislation rife in the former communist country. After receiving praise from the likes Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres and Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Twitter, the latest star to tip their hat at Wentworth is White Collar star Matt Boomer.
Wentworth (L) has received praise from Boomer (R) for publicly outing himself in protest of Russian law
Boomer, who came out as a gay man in February 2012, was speaking to E! News when he discussed Wentworth's outing, describing it as a "bold" and "classy" move. He said, "Wow, I think its really bold and incredibly classy how he came out and did it. I am really proud of him. Its very reflective of his amazing character."
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The Briton and the shock-jock were placed at joint top in Forbes' annual countdown of the 'Highest-Paid TV Personalities'
What do Simon Cowell and Howard Stern both have in common? They're both dirty, stinking rich; that's what and according to the latest figures, they're both about $95 million richer than they were this time last year. According to Forbes' annual countdown of the 'Highest-Paid TV Personalities,' Cowell and Stern are joint top of this year's list, earning $5 million short of $100,000,000 in the space of the last twelve months.
Cowell has made million through his countless business ventures
Described as a "major behind-the-scenes mogul," Simon has seen his value go up even further in the past year through his job as producer; earning mega bucks from his work on The X Factor and the various ...Got Talent series that are aired across the globe. Up to 41 different countries now have their own version of The X Factor, whilst the various ...Got Talent offshoots have made him head of the biggest-selling television franchise in the world. And lets not forget the music either, as the One Direction manager has made a tidy sum through the artists signed to his SyCo label.
Sophia Grace Browlee has landed a role in Into the Woods. She will play the role of Little Red Riding Hood and will star opposite Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Anna Kendrick.
Sophia Grace Brownlee has been cast in Into the Woods. She has landed the role of Little Red Riding Hood, in the film which is due to be released in 2014.
Rosie McCelland (L) and Sophie Grace Brownlee (R) at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, held at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Brownlee first came to public attention after appearing on a YouTube video covering Nicki Minaj's 'Super Bass'. The 2011 video went viral of Brownlee, and her cousin Rosie McClelland, went viral and the two girls have since appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show. They have appeared on the talk show on multiple occasions as they have gained the approval of the crowd.
The organisers behind the awards show have taken the safest option by picking the comic and talk show host to follow Seth McFarlane.
Ellen Degeneres has been picked as the host of next years Academy Awards ceremony, as organisers look to boost ratings and eliminate any potential controversy with next year's show. DeGeneres was picked from a nearly-bottomless list of potential candidates, emerging as the safest bet and the host most likely to guarantee a decent audience turnaround when the show is aired next year.
Ellen will host the Oscars for a second time next year
As first reported by Variety, Ellen is by no means a stranger to the awards show-circuit, having previously hosted the 2001 and 2005 Emmys and the Oscars in 2007, all of which produced very strong viewer-ratings, a feat that the show's organisers will hope can be replicated when she takes on hosting duties at the 2014 Oscars. Whilst her last hosting job came more than half a decade ago, her popularity has shown no signs of diminishing and if anything, Ellen has become an even bigger name with each passing year and her appointment seems to mirror her ever-ascending success.
Continue reading: Ellen DeGeneres Chosen As The Host For 2014 Academy Awards Show
Leron Gubler, Marjorie Bridges-Woods, Ellen Degeneres, Dr. Phil McGraw, Steve Harvey and Councilman Tom Labonge - Steve Harvey is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 13th May 2013
Jessica Biel and Ellen Degeneres - Jessica Biel and Ellen DeGeneres Monday 3rd December 2012 Actress and Newlywed Jessica Biel makes an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, December 3rd, where Ellen congratulates Jessica on her marriage to Justin Timberlake and finds out how being married is different. During the show Ellen gives Jessica and Justin special holiday sweaters to celebrate their first Christmas as a married couple.
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