Fact: British funnywoman Dawn French is fronting the U.K. version of America's hit children's talent show Little Big Shots. She will help youngsters aged three to 13 showcase their talents on the ITV show. The U.S. version of the contest is hosted by comedian Steve Harvey, who co-created the series with Ellen Degeneres, and it ranked as the most-watched new programme on U.S. TV in the 2015-16 season.
Fact: Beyonce and her husband Jay Z, and comedienne Ellen Degeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi were among the stars cheering on Serena Williams as she beat Angelique Kerber to claim her 22nd major singles title at the Wimbledon tennis championships on Saturday (09Jul16). Beyonce had to dash as soon as the match was won to head to Dublin, Ireland, where she performed in concert that night.
Fact: Finding Dory, the sequel to Disney’s Finding Nemo, reeled in a massive $9.2 million (£5.7 million) on Thursday evening (16Jun16), setting a new record for the biggest opening night for an animated movie in U.S. box office history. The movie, which features the vocal talents of Ellen Degeneres, easily surpassed the previous animated record-holder, Minions, which opened with $6.2 million (£3.9 million) on its opening night in the U.S. last year (15).
Quote: "I'm single ladies. And ready to mingle. I'm in a place now (to date)... I don't know if I'm ready for a relationship right now (though)." Justin Bieber is eager to get back into the dating game after quashing rumours of a romance with his What Do You Mean? video co-star, Xenia Deli.
Fact: Miley Cyrus went all out to better 2014 Academy Awards host Ellen Degeneres' Oscars selfie at the MTV Video Music Awards, posing for an audience Instagram shot with Bollywood dancers, a man dressed as Frankenstein, three people pretending to be rip-off Smurfs a Pope look-alike and Rita Ora playing with spaghetti in a kiddie pool. She joked, "Hell yeah, Ellen, you ain't got nothing on this."
Fact: Comedienne Ellen Degeneres celebrated her seventh wedding anniversary on Sunday (16Aug15) by attending the 2015 Teen Choice Awards with her actress wife Portia De Rossi. The U.S. talk show host was presented with the first prize of the night, Choice Comedian, and dedicated the win to her partner.
Quote: "I'm just more flabbergasted by the fact that someone needs to make up a story. There's never been a point where we were breaking up or divorcing or fighting. None of these stories are even remotely true. I don't know the magazines and I don't have a publicist, so I don't know. I have a very small team around me... I don't want to know that stuff, so when someone does bring it up to me, I'm like, 'Really?'" Comedienne and one-time Oscars host Ellen Degeneres laughs off reports suggesting she and her wife, actress Portia De Rossi, are splitting up.
Fact: Bridesmaids star Kristen Wiig and comedienne Ellen Degeneres did their own take on Oscar-winning song Let It Go from Frozen on DeGeneres' U.S. talk show on Monday (15Sep14). The funnywomen sang horribly as they tried to cover the popular tune without really knowing the melody or lyrics.
Fact: Reality Tv star Kim Kardashian West was given a re-do for the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, after her daughter North, one, accidentally deleted the first video from mum's phone. Comedienne Ellen Degeneres happily gave the socialite another chance to raise money and awareness for the motor neuron disease on her U.S. daytime talk show on Tuesday (09Sep14). The funnywoman poured ice water over the socialite while she was taking a signature selfie.
Tweet: "@TheEllenShow - No Brad Cooper but 3 Clintons & a Kimmel." U.S. late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel snapped a selfie with former President Bill Clinton, wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea while attending the Clinton Global Initiative University conference on Saturday night (22Mar14) at Arizona State University. The comedian tried to recreate his pal Ellen Degeneres star-studded photo she took during the Oscars earlier this month (Mar14).
Quote: "I thought it was a pretty cheap stunt myself. Getting a bunch of celebrities in the background, you're feeding them pizza." U.S. President Barack Obama takes a dig at Oscars host Ellen Degeneres for breaking his record for most retweeted posts on Twitter.com. During the prizegiving earlier this month (02Mar14), the comedienne staged a star-studded 'selfie' at the Oscars with the likes of Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence. The shot was retweeted more than 3.4 million times.
Fact: Academy Awards host Ellen Degeneres made sure the delivery man who brought pizzas to the live telecast on Sunday (03Mar14) received a huge tip - the comedienne handed pizzeria owner Edgar Martirosyan $1,000 during her U.S. daytime talk show on Monday (03Mar14).
Quote: "She's a totally cool lady. I went up to her later and she was funny and fine, but I think people thought I was offending her in some way." Oscars host Ellen Degeneres on poking fun at Liza Minnelli at the Academy Awards. The comedienne joked that the veteran entertainer looked like a woman in drag.
Quote: "I thought why not challenge myself? I'm comfortable right now and it's never good to be comfortable as a performer. Hosting the Oscars is pretty much the scariest thing you can do. To me, this is right up there with bungee jumping!" Chat show host Ellen Degeneres on why she signed up to host the Academy Awards for a second time.
Fact: Comedienne Ellen Degeneres held a holiday craft session on her show Wednesday (18Dec13), when lifestyle guru Martha Stewart gave a lesson on how to make holiday decorations out of wood. They were joined by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and guest co-host Julia Roberts, who both had trouble using power tools to create the Christmas-themed pieces.
Fact: Tom Hanks helped U.S. chat show host Ellen Degeneres spread the holiday cheer on Wednesday (11Dec13), as he surprised the audience with presents worth more than $3,000 (£1,834) during the comedienne's annual 12 Days of Giveaways extravaganza. The Oscar winner assisted DeGeneres by giving every member of the audience gift cards to various stores, as well as a stay at a spa resort in Las Vegas.
Quote: "Let me start by saying my eyes are up here. This year I decided to go as something really scary - half naked. Of course, I'm Nicki Minaj, who was on the show a few weeks ago and her shirt was not. She took our show from Pg to double D." U.S. chat show host Ellen Degeneres dressed as the Superbass hitmaker for her Halloween-themed show on Thursday (31Oct13), after Minaj showed up wearing a black cardigan that only buttoned at the top, exposing her cleavage.
Fact: U.S. chat show host Ellen Degeneres is set to executive produce a primetime sitcom starring her frequent guests Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie MCClelland. The young British cousins will also star in a direct-to-video film, which will also be backed by DeGeneres' production company. The two shot to stardom after posting a cover of Nicki Minaj's Super Bass online. It caught the eye of DeGeneres and they quickly became viral video sensations.
Quote: "You have to really want to have kids, and neither of us did. So it's just going to be me and Ellen and no babies - but we're the best of friends and married life is blissful, it really is." Portia De Rossi confirms she and her partner Ellen Degeneres haven't changed their minds over their decision not to have children.
Fact: Comedienne Ellen Degeneres' 2013 People's Choice Award for Favorite Daytime TV Host was her 13th. The funnywoman picked up the honour at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (09Jan13).
Tweet: "I'm so happy for Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Getting married was the greatest thing I ever did. And I was in Finding Nemo." Comedienne Ellen Degeneres congratulates the Modern Family actor on his engagement to boyfriend Justin Mikita.
Fact: Ellen Degeneres threw a lavish Bbq bash to celebrate her fourth wedding anniversary with partner Portia de Rossi over the weekend (18-19Aug12). The star-studded guestlist included Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, and Michelle Williams.
Fact: Soccer star David Beckham showed off his comedy skills after going undercover as an employee at U.S. store Target during an appearance on Ellen Degeneres' TV show. Dressed in a staff uniform, the Brit called himself Ricky from Australia and encouraged shoppers to steal bottles of his cologne.
Tweet: "I'm so happy for my dance protegee Natalie Portman and her new baby boy! Congratulations!" Ellen Degeneres congratulates the Black Swan star after hearing reports the actress has given birth to a baby boy.
Fact: U.S. TV host Ellen Degeneres placed a swear jar next to Melissa Leo when the actress appeared on her show on Tuesday (01Mar11) and put a pair of tiny headphones on her Oscar statuette. Leo became the first star in the history of the Academy Awards to use the 'F' word during an acceptance speech when she let the expletive slip after winning the Best Supporting Actress prize.
Quote: "I heard that Portia de Rossi might be doing Dancing with the Stars... She hasn't told me if she's doing it or not. Maybe." Comedienne Ellen Degeneres has no idea if her actress wife is set to show off her fancy footwork in the next season of the hit U.S. TV show.
Tweet: "Sending support to @RustyRockets & @KatyPerry. That’s why I don’t wear skirts at the airport. It’s harder to get a camera up a pant leg." Ellen Degeneres has tweeted her support for Russell Brand following his arrest for allegedly attacking a paparazzo at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday (17Sep10). Perry claims a snapper tried to take an inappropriate upskirt shot of her prior to the incident.
Quote: "That's my annual Ellen snog. Now I have to wait another 12 months... I was looking for a bit of tongue this time." Colin Farrell on kissing openly gay talk show host Ellen Degeneres during an appearance on her show on Wednesday (26May10).
Tweet: "An audience member proposed to his girlfriend at my show today! So sweet!" U.S. chat show host Ellen Degeneres is a romantic at heart.
Quote: "She'll say, 'I think you could gain 10 more pounds.' She would rather have me heavier than thinner, and she really hates that I ever doubt myself. She loves how I look. She wants me to be happy and never think about it." Comedienne Ellen Degeneres enjoys staying fit for her actress wife Portia De Rossi.
Quote: “I don’t think so. Ellen is there, and I think she’ll do a great job. We’d probably be too similar. She’s gonna be nice; I would be nice. She would say ‘Oh my God, you’re great,’ then there would be two mean people and then there’d be me going ‘Oh my God, you’re great.’” ROSIE O'DONNELL doesn't want to replace Simon Cowell on American Idol alongside Ellen Degeneres when the music mogul leaves the show later this year (10).
Quote: "A lot of people loved Paula, and I don’t want to be the person that took Paula’s job away from her. Which I wasn’t. I’m not going to be able to please everyone. I gave up trying to do that a long time ago.” Newly-appointed American Idol judge Ellen Degeneres defends her new role on the hit talent contest, following PAULA ADBUL's departure last year (09).
Quote: "Oprah, I love you and I'm sorry your show got cancelled." Comedienne Ellen Degeneres poked fun at pal Oprah Winfrey, who she beat to claim her 11th Favourite Talk Show prize at Wednesday's (06Jan10) People's Choice Awards. In November (09), Winfrey announced she'd end her hit show in 2011.
Fact: Toymakers Hasbro have created a one-off G.I. Joe character based on comedienne Ellen Degeneres to thank her for her support of children's charities. The talk show host was presented with her action figure by G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra star Dennis Quaid on her daytime show on Wednesday (16Dec09).
Quote: "I don't think I could be here without her. I think she has blazed a trail... She is an amazing woman. She will always be the queen of daytime television." Talk show host Ellen Degeneres on Oprah Winfrey's announcement she is to quit her TV show in 2011.
Quote: "We're perfect for each other. She is so beautiful and so smart and so funny, and with her, I have that sense of 'I'm done now.' I'm settled. I know that part of my life is taken care of. I've got love. I've got someone who will be with me till the day I die." Ellen Degeneres is convinced her partner Portia De Rossi is her soulmate.
Fact: U.S. talk show host Ellen Degeneres wasn't taking any chances when heavily pregnant model Heidi Klum taped a recent appearance on her programme - she had a paramedic on stand-by. The German beauty is due in 10 days.
Fact: Rumer Willis is baking her way through America's chat show circuit - after presenting Jimmy Kimmel with a coconut banana-cream pie she had cooked up before his late-night show last week (11Sep09), the actress daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis handed Ellen Degeneres a vegan strawberry pie during a guest spot on her show, which aired on Monday (14Sep09).
Quote: "By the time I was your age I really thought I knew who I was but I had no idea. For example... I was dating men. What I'm saying is, when you're older, most of you will be gay." Lesbian comedienne Ellen Degeneres in her recent commencement speech to students at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Quote: "I've heard rumours that she's pregnant, so I'll ask her about that." Ellen Degeneres plans to grill her partner PORTIA De ROSSI when she's a guest on her talk show.
Quote: "If you wanna come see me anytime, like, on the show instead of just talking on the phone, I'm gay - you like the gay people... If you're gonna do talk shows, do the gay ones." Comedienne-turned-talk show host Ellen Degeneres encourages Oscar winner Sean Penn to be a guest on her show while chatting to him over the phone on Wednesday (25Feb09).
Fact: Hollywood couple Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi are to be honoured by the Humane Society Of The United States at the 23rd Genesis Awards on 28 March (09) for their efforts in highlighting animal treatment. Former recipients of the Wyler Award include Sir Paul McCartney and Hayden Panettiere.
Quote: "I said, 'Nothing in your life is safe,' and he said, 'Don't harm the children.' I will harm him." George Clooney has plans to play a mean prank on pal Brad Pitt after the dad-of-six urged talk show host Ellen Degeneres to send a group of hunky Chippendales dancers to his production office. Pitt suggested the gesture would help her land an interview with Clooney.
Quote: "I'm not supposed to be here right now; this is supposed to be Kate Hudson... but she's in traffic. She's 40 minutes away, so let's wait... It's no way to sell a movie, Kate." Comedienne Ellen Degeneres pokes fun at Hudson's tardiness after she had to present the Favourite Funny Male Star honour to Adam Sandler at the 35th annual People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night (07Jan09).
Fact: Pop princess Britney Spears and talk show host Ellen Degeneres stunned passersby in Los Angeles on Friday (05Dec08) by slipping into old-fashioned costumes and taking to the streets to sing Christmas carols. Viewers will be able to see the pair's antics on the 16 December (08) episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Fact: Gwen Stefani celebrated her 39th birthday with a star-studded bash held at her Hollywood Hills home on Friday (03Oct08). The singer danced all night at the outdoor event hosted by husband Gavin Rossdale with celebrity couples including Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, Ellen Degeneres and PORTIA De ROSSI, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden and her own No Doubt bandmates.
Quote: "I've already seen it." Kid Rock jokes about ex-wife Pamela Anderson's bikini body after comedienne Ellen Degeneres showed him footage of the model/actress stripping off on her show earlier this monmth (Sep08).
Fact: Pamela Anderson wowed newlywed Ellen Degeneres during a recent TV interview - by stripping off to pay tribute to America's Olympic volleyball champions. The former Baywatch babe, 41, showed off her beach-perfect body and revealed her skimpy new bikini, modelled on outfits worn by MISTY MAE-TREANOR and KERRI WALSH. Anderson's big reveal will air on DeGeneres' show on Wednesday (10Sep08).
Quote: "We've thought of names, ironically ... Jumbo Shrimp is good." Ellen Degeneres and her new wife Portia De Rossi are coming up with some unusual baby names for when they decide to have children.
Fact: TV host Ellen Degeneres gave an unusual wedding gift to U.S. President GEORGE W. Bush's daughter JENNA. The newlyweds were presented with matching boxer shorts sporting their names and marriage date.
Quote: "I don't have birthdays, I have anniversaries - I'm eternally 12 and that's part of the reason I'm late; because, as a 12 year old, how am I expected to get it together on time... It's in my DNA (to be late), I cannot help it." Mariah Carey attempts to explain why she was late for her first post-marriage TV interview on comedienne Ellen Degeneres' chat show. The chat aired in America on Tuesday (13May08).
Quote: "We're very driven and ambitious, very soulful, we dance and (we have) the same style of dress, similar style of women." Rap mogul DIDDY compares himself to gay TV host and comedienne Ellen Degeneres.
Fact: U.S. comedienne Ellen Degeneres' talk show broadcast on Friday (25Apr08) will be her 800th.
Fact: Internet mogul ERIC SCHMIDT, the boss of search engine website Google, has bought comedienne Ellen Degeneres Montecito, California estate for $20 million (GBP10 million). DeGeneres used her daily TV talk show to help her sell the property - she staged a week-long segment on Ellen last year (07), during which she aired quirky video tours around the estate.
Fact: George Michael stunned the studio audience on U.S. comedienne Ellen Degeneres' chat show on Friday (04Apr08) when he phoned in to give away tickets for his upcoming 'sold out' Los Angeles concert. The generous pop superstar, a longtime DeGeneres fan and friend, offered the entire audience tickets for the show.
Quote: "If there's some kind of earthquake or something, I can eat pet food." Comedienne-turned-U.S. chat show host Ellen Degeneres on her human-friendly new dog food line.
Fact: Pop star JOE JONAS has been given a helmet to wear onstage by U.S. talk show host Ellen Degeneres, after he injured his head running into a wall recently.
Quote: "PORTIA's gonna try to cook for me. She's learning, today, how to cook a turkey." Comedienne-turned-chat show host Ellen Degeneres is hoping for the best as her partner Portia De Rossi plans the Thanksgiving Day (22Nov07) feast.
Fact: Hollywood couple Ellen Degeneres and PORTIA de ROSSI quashed rumours they had broken up by stepping out together at the Takashi Murakami Honors at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles on Sunday (28Oct07) night.
Quote: "Apparently, if you cry on television, people will talk about it." Ellen Degeneres jokes about breaking down in tears on her U.S. chat show last week (16Oct07) when she revealed a contractual blunder on her part had robbed a friend's family of its new dog.
Quote: "I would be willing to buy that dog back and give it to the kid." Tycoon Donald Trump offers a financial solution to pal Ellen Degeneres' dog-war dilemma. The comedienne broke down on her chat show earlier this week (16Oct07) as she revealed a contractual blunder on her part had robbed a friend's family of its new pet.
Quote: "She's smart and funny, and I think she would be fair. She's direct. Sandra Bullock would make a good president." Comedian/chat show host Ellen Degeneres urges Sandra Bullock to run for U.S. President.
Fact: Comedienne Ellen Degeneres made history on U.S. TV yesterday (22May07) when she hosted her talk show onboard a Delta Airlines plane travelling from Los Angeles to New York. It was the first time a daytime show has taken place on a plane.
Quote: "I felt a tear. I tore a ligament and did something to something else. That's what happened and they said that I'm not able to sit, to move or to do anything." US chat show host Ellen Degeneres on why she's having to interview guest Lindsay Lohan from a bed on her show tomorrow (02May07).
Fact: Oscars host Ellen Degeneres fought pain backstage at the Academy Awards on Sunday (25FEB07) after the over-enthusiastic, adrenalin-fuelled tambourine bashing she performed as part of her opening monologue left her with a swollen hand.
Quote: "I stopped because there was too much pressure on working out, and not mental stuff." Oscars host Ellen Degeneres gave up the gym to concentrate on her mental preparation for the big night.
Quote: "If there weren't blacks, Jews and gays, there would be no Oscars - or anyone named Oscar." Oscars host Ellen Degeneres celebrates Hollywood's diversity.
Quote: "PETER O'TOOLE, eighth nomination tonight... Well, you know what they say; third time's a charm." Oscars host Ellen Degeneres pokes fun at the great British actor's Academy Awards losing streak.
Quote: "They're lucky I'm not wearing shorts." Oscars host Ellen Degeneres on her efforts to be fashionably comfortable at the Academy Awards.
Fact: Oscars host Ellen Degeneres prepared herself for a repeat of the Academy Awards streaking incident in 1974 by hiring a staff member to disrobe and run across her studio set, wearing nothing but flesh-coloured underwear, during her ELLEN interview with Cuba Gooding JR on Friday (23FEB07).
Fact: US TV chat show host Ellen Degeneres was so thrilled when neighbour Oprah Winfrey made her debut on her show recently she gave the talk show titan the spare keys to her home, explaining, "They're in case I get locked out of my house."
Quote: "I think she got mad at me, actually. I thought she'd think it was funny, but, no, she didn't like it." Comedienne Ellen Degeneres insists she won't be poking fun at stars' fashion disasters during her stint as the 2007 Oscars host after upsetting Bjork by mocking her "swan dress" at the EMMY Awards in 2001.
Quote: "My mum is the best. My mum rocks... Is that DORY? I love you Dory." Kate Winslet's three-year-old son Joe is proud of his mum but stunned he's talking to the voice of his favourite Finding Nemo character when US talk show host Ellen Degeneres phoned to congratulate the British actress on her Oscar nomination.
Quote: "Last year I agreed to host the Oscars... which means it's in two months, which means I'm scared." Oscars host Ellen Degeneres is beginning to worry about her first Academy Awards.
Fact: Shoppers at Los Angeles mall The Grove were in for a pre-Christmas treat when they dropped off their cars at the valet service - comedienne Ellen Degeneres was dressed up as the clerk for an upcoming TV ad for the Oscars, which she'll host in February (07).
Fact: Former US President Bill Clinton thrilled a New York mum during his appearance on comedienne Ellen Degeneres' TV chat show yesterday (21NOV06) when he took her two-month baby son out of his pram and hugged and kissed him. Baby TILLMAN was so impressed, he dropped his pacifier from his gaping mouth.
Quote: "Go ahead and reserve one... The only thing is you'll have to stay the same size for the next 15 years." Justin Timberlake answers comedienne Ellen Degeneres' loaded question as to whether she needs to buy an outfit for the pop star's wedding.
Fact: WILL + GRACE star Debra Messing and husband Daniel Zelman are opening a Beverly Hills, California snack boutique specialising in peanut-butter sandwiches. Investors in the shop, called Peanut Envy, include Messing's co-star Eric Mccormack and talk show host Ellen Degeneres.
Fact: SIR Elton John appeared on US talk show ELLEN Monday (24APR06), where talk show host Ellen Degeneres presented him with two wedding gifts - a large ornate framed photo of herself and a $50 (GBP29) gift certificate for US homewares chain Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Quote: <p>"I'm 48, so I'm gonna drink vodka and throw on a poncho and act like an a**." Comedienne-turned-chat show host Ellen Degeneres on how she plans to spend her birthday weekend (28-29JAN06). </p>
Fact: <p>Ellen Degeneres and Jessica Simpson are among the stars competing to take over Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's former Hollywood home. Both stars have reportedly visited the home, which is on the market. </p>
Quote: <p>"This is my first cul-de-sac... It's a beautiful neighbourhood." Alicia Keys plays a community show in Canyon Country, California, where US chat show host Ellen Degeneres hosted her show this morning (06SEP05). </p>