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Ellen DeGeneres Breaks Twitter With Star-Studded Oscars Selfie

March 2nd, 2014 11:37pm EST
Ellen's Oscars Twitpic
Ellen DeGeneres took a selfie with numerous A-listers during the 2014 Oscars and ended up breaking Twitter.

The host of the 86th annual Academy Awards shared the image, which featured Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Lupita Nyong'o, Kevin Spacey and almost Jared Leto, shared the image on the social networking website after taking it, writing, "If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever" (Cooper actually held the camera).

The photo was retweeted over a million times, breaking the record set by U.S. President Barack Obama afte...
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Oscars Host Ellen DeGeneres Talks About The Big Night

March 1st, 2014 3:00pm EST
Oscars Host Ellen DeGeneres Talks About The Big Night
The host of the 86th Academy Awards, Ellen DeGeneres, talks about the pressures of hosting the ceremony, Pharrell's infamous hat, Bradley Cooper going commando, dancing and hoping for an encore.

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Join us live from the red carpet at 5:30 ET and press room as we tweet photos, quotes and commentary from Hollywood's biggest night of the year. We welcome you to share your funny, sincere or snarky comments and predictions with us as the ceremony unfolds!

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Ellen DeGeneres' house is haunted

March 1st, 2014 4:20am EST
Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres' house is haunted.
The talk show star and her wife Portia Di Rossi bought The Brody House in Los Angeles' Holmby Hills area for $40 million in January, but haven't been able to get a good night's sleep thanks to apparent ghostly goings on.
A source said: "The house has been remodelled, so Ellen thought it would have no trace of the former owner. But she was wrong. Within a few nights of moving in Ellen started hearing random noises including footsteps and doors opening and closing.
"Then, in the middle of the night she heard a woman's faint cry. Ellen in totally freaked out...
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Ellen DeGeneres will Twerk at Oscars

February 28th, 2014 3:20pm EST
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Ellen DeGeneres has joked "there will be Twerking" at the Oscars.
The talk show star is hosting the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday (03.02.14) for the second time, and joked that she'll be taking it less seriously than in 2007 and pulling some butt-shaking moves like Miley Cyrus.
She told website Access Hollywood: "There will be Twerking... I mean, I have a foam finger all picked out. It's gonna be classy... I'm gonna be so drunk, no memories. I'm not gonna remember a thing and that's my goal.
"I hope I remember nothing. The first time I did it sober and I thought, 'That's easy!' So this ti...
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Ellen DeGeneres gives Kimmel an Oscar

February 27th, 2014 10:30am EST
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Ellen DeGeneres presented Jimmy Kimmel with an Oscar for his unborn baby last night (02.26.14).
The 56-year-old talk show host will front the Academy Awards on Sunday (03.02.14) and joked she had taken one of the statuettes to gift to the presenter following the news he and wife Molly McNearney are expecting their first child together.
Speaking on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' last night, she said:
"You announced on the show that you and Molly are having a baby. Congratulations again. I got you a baby gift. Will it be your first?"
Jimmy inspected the trophy and said: "It is a heavy baby gift."
Ell...
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Jimmy Kimmel to be a dad again

February 24th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Jimmy Kimmel
U.S. talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is set to become a dad again - his new bride Molly McNearney is pregnant.

The funnyman tied the knot with McNearney, a writer for his late night show, last summer (Jul13) and now the couple is expecting their first child together.

Kimmel made the announcement during an interview with daytime TV host Ellen DeGeneres, which is set to air in the U.S. on Wednesday (26Feb14).

He shared, "I’m having a baby," and joked that lesbian DeGeneres was the mother.

Kimmel added, "No, I decided to have the first one with my wife."

The comedian admits he's nervous about...
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to present at the Oscars

February 24th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and John Travolta will present awards at the Oscars.
A full list of the stars who will hand out trophies at the prestigious event on Sunday (03.02.14) has been released today (02.24.14) and features the cream of Hollywood, including Bill Murray, Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey, among others.
Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement: "We are very excited that the Hollywood community will be turning out in force for Sunday's Oscar ceremony.
"We sought to include a tremendous diversity of stars to represent not only this year's...
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Ellen DeGeneres Talks Hosting The Oscars, Coming Out, And Finding True Love With Portia De Rossi

February 23rd, 2014 9:40am EST
Ellen DeGeneres People Magazine
Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres, 56, shares with PEOPLE in this week's issue the ups and downs that have shaped her life: her painful past, starting over, and finding real love with wife Portia De Rossi.

Below is an excerpt of this week's PEOPLE cover story, in Ellen's own words.

On Hosting the Oscars:
"I'm hosting the Oscars – because it's a really terrifying thing to do. I thought, why not challenge myself? I'm comfortable right now, and it's never good to be comfortable as a performer. In real life, I like to be comfortable. I go home and literally put pajamas on immediately. Creatively I n...
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Ellen DeGeneres loves animals

February 22nd, 2014 4:20am EST
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Ellen DeGeneres believes animals are "the closest things to God".
The talk show host - who is married to Portia de Rossi - was planning to become a veterinarian before embarking on her TV career, and says animals provided her with some important lessons when growing up.
She said: "The compassion I have for animals comes from my earliest memories. The first bird I saved was a mockingbird when I was around seven years. It had fallen out of its nest and I took it home and it grew up to be a full, grown-up mockingbird. I took it back to that same tree and released it."
In 1997, Ellen's hit sit...
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Ellen DeGeneres felt hurt when she came out

February 20th, 2014 12:20pm EST
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Ellen DeGeneres found it difficult to cope after she made the decision to come out as a lesbian.
The talk show host revealed she was gay in 1997 and even though she mainly got a positive reception for her decision, she was hurt by some people's reactions.
She said: "I didn't think it was going to be that much of a surprise. What hurt was this: Does that label, that word, change my talent, my kindness, my heart, my intention for entertaining people? The bottom line is as simple as this, my feelings were hurt. I just gave up and moved to Ojai (in California) and sat in my house as long as I...
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Ellen DeGeneres loves Portia more every day

February 19th, 2014 12:20pm EST
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Ellen DeGeneres loves Portia de Rossi so much it "kills" her.
The talk show host and her actress wife - who she married in 2008 - feel lucky to have one another and Ellen says her feelings for her partner grow stronger every day.
Speaking in the new edition of People magazine, she said: "I love her so much it kills me.
"The tabloids had a photo of Portia not wearing her wedding ring. She goes, 'I didn't wear it because when I ride horses and I'm holding the reins, it gives me a blister!'
"The truth is, and this is corny, I fall more in love with Portia all the time. I really do. She surpris...
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Ellen DeGeneres: 'My marriage is not in trouble'

February 19th, 2014 9:48am EST
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia De Rossi
TV talk show star Ellen Degeneres has moved to silence long-running rumours suggesting her marriage to Portia De Rossi is on the verge of collapse, insisting she is more in love with the actress than ever.

Recent rumours suggested the couple was on a verge of a split, and the gossip was fuelled when the former Ally McBeal star was spotted without her wedding ring.

However, DeGeneres is adamant her partner simply took off the ring to go horse-riding.

She tells People.com, "Apparently she's demanding $220 million! I'll give it to her, I don't care - she doesn't have to leave me...

"The ta...
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Bradley Cooper went commando for Barack Obama

February 17th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Bradley Cooper went commando for Barack Obama
Bradley Cooper didn't wear underwear when he met US President Barack Obama.

The 'Silver Linings Playbook' actor and his girlfriend, Suki Waterhouse, met the US premiere at a state dinner last week, but he says gaining weight for a new role left him with no room for boxer shorts.

Speaking to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, he said: "I'm prepping for new movie and I'm trying to gain weight fast, I've gained about 15 pounds in four weeks and nothing fits me anymore. I wore the tuxedo I wore to the Golden Globes and I just sort of threw it in the bag and went to Washington D.C.

"I'm getting ...
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Rumor Patrol: Justin Bieber's Wax Figure Retired, Oscar Winner Revealed, More

February 15th, 2014 2:03pm EST
Rumor Patrol: Justin Bieber's Wax Figure Retired, Oscar Winner R
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Justin Bieber's Wax Figure Retired: After the pop star claimed he was retiring, is it true the wax version made by Madam Tussauds has had its last day in the public eye?

Verdict: True. General Manager Bret Pidgeon told the New York Post, "This is disappointing, but hopefully we can welcome a new 'grown-up' Justin back to the attraction in the near future." The reason why may disturb you: the figure was...
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Big tipper Ben Affleck

February 15th, 2014 4:20am EST
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck tipped a waitress over $90 when he bought a cup of coffee.
The generous 'Argo' star was in a rush while in a coffee shop in Santa Monica, California, and left the waitress a huge tip when he realized he was only carrying $100 notes.
A source told National Enquirer magazine: "The clerk told him it was so early that she didn't have enough change in the register and could he wait while she went to the back office safe. But Ben told her, 'Don't bother - you keep the change.' She balked at first, but when Ben insisted, she said, 'Wow, that is so nice of you! My mom's visiting form...
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U2 will perform at the Oscars

February 12th, 2014 7:40pm EST
U2
U2 are set to perform at the Oscars next month.
The Irish rockers will take to the stage to perform their track 'Ordinary Love,' which is nominated for best Original Song, at the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 2.
Confirming the news on Wednesday (02.12.14), the event's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said it will be the first time the band perform the song, which was written especially for the 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' soundtrack, live.
Members Bono, Larry Mullen, Adam Clayton and The Edge, who are currently in the studio working on their new album, face st...
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Eva Mendes 'not big' on Valentine's Day

February 12th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes is "not big" on Valentine's Day.
The 39-year-old actress insists she and boyfriend Ryan Gosling - who she was rumored to have split from - have no plans to celebrate the romantic holiday on February 14, joking she will just watch the hunky actor's weepy movie 'The Notebook' at home alone.
She told TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres: "I'm not a big Valentine's Day person. I'll probably just order a deep dish and watch The Notebook or something."
The 'Place Beyond the Pines' actress also laughed off recent reports she is pregnant after refusing to go through airport security scanner...
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Bruno Mars fires back at Super Bowl doubters

February 10th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars has fired back at the doubters who suggested he wasn't a big enough star to perform at the Super Bowl half-time show - because he's not a tabloid fixture with his own fragrance.

The Locked Out of Heaven hitmaker admits a New York Times article which took aim at the pop star was "disgusting" - because it sent the wrong message to aspiring musicians, and he addressed the attack on his star status during a recent taped appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which aired in America on Monday (10Feb14).

Speaking straight into the camera, Mars said, "If music is what you wanna do... ...
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Bruno Mars: Fragrances don't make you a star

February 10th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars says you don't need a fragrance to be a star.
The 'Locked Out of Heaven' singer performed during the Super Bowl Half Time Show at the beginning of this month - one of the most watched TV moments of the year in the US - and is proud he achieved it without putting his name to an aftershave, which it has been suggested is a benchmark for stardom, after successful perfumes from stars including Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Beyonce.
Speaking to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, he said: "Listen, any young, aspiring musicians out there, if music is what you want to do, if music is what...
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Channing Tatum is 'very fat and happy'

February 6th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum is happy to have gained a lot of weight.
The 'Magic Mike' star, who is well known for his chiseled physique and was voted the Sexiest Man Alive in 2012, has stopped working out so he can spend more time with his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and their eight-month-old daughter, Everly.
When teased about always being asked to take his clothes off, the 33-year-old actor told 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' today (02.06.14): "You definitely don't want that right now.
"Right now - what me and my wife [Jenna Dewan Tatum] like to call it, I am very 'fappy.' I'm very fat and happy right now .....
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Zac Efron serenades Ellen DeGeneres for her birthday

January 31st, 2014 3:20am EST
Zac Efron
Actor Zac Efron went back to his singing roots by serenading U.S. talk show host Ellen Degeneres for her birthday on Thursday (30Jan14).

The former High School Musical hunk visited the comedienne's show with guitar in hand, prepared to give her a birthday present she would never forget.

DeGeneres, who turned 56 on Sunday (26Jan14), told the audience, "Zac told me during the break that he actually doesn't play the guitar but he learned to play guitar and wrote a song for me for my birthday. And so I'm going to hear a song that he's gonna sing."

Efron responded, "I kind of thought like, wh...
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'Ellen DeGeneres Show' Will Be First Daytime Talk Show To Air In China

January 22nd, 2014 9:33am EST
Ellen DeGeneres
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" will be the first U.S. program of its kind to air in China. The series debuted stateside in 2003.

Warner Bros., which distributes the show in the United States, has partnered with China's leading online video service provider, Sohu Video, to broadcast the daytime talk show.

Even though Chinese media officials are often strict with western programming aired in the country, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution Jeffrey Schlesinger believes DeGeneres' show is family-friendly enough to appeal to many viewers in China.

He said in a statement: "...
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Ellen DeGeneres' daytime talk show to be aired in China

January 22nd, 2014 3:20am EST
Ellen DeGeneres
Comedienne Ellen Degeneres' daytime talk show is set to become the first American programme of its kind to be aired in China.

The funnywoman's TV series has been a staple in the U.S. since its inception in 2003, and now executives at Warner Bros., who distribute the show in America, have struck a deal with bosses of China's leading online video service provider, Sohu Video, to broadcast The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

While Chinese media officials tend to be strict with all western programming aired in the country, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution Jeffrey Schlesinger ...
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Kanye West protective of daughter's wardrobe

January 18th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Kanye West
Kanye West refuses to allow his daughter to wear a bikini.
The 36-year-old rapper, who previously vowed to be an extremely protective father, was upset when his fiancée Kim Kardashian recently put their seven-month-old daughter North into a two-piece swimsuit to take her for her first dip in a pool because it made him "uncomfortable."
The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star, 33, told 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show': "(He) is a little uncomfortable with North wearing a bikini. I tried it once and it did not go over well. It has to be a one-piece."
The couple took their baby girl swimming for t...
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Kim Kardashian wants at least six children

January 17th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Ellen DeGeneres
Kim Kardshian wants at least six children.
The reality TV star gave birth to her first daughter, North, last June and is eager to go through the joys of having a child again.
She told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres: "I always wanted about six. After having [North], I would have a million."
While Kim - who is engaged to rapper Kanye West - is keen to increase her brood, she isn't looking forward to pregnancy again, after suffering health problems during her first, including preeclampsia, which caused her body to swell and was dangerous to the health of both her and the baby.
She added: "I...
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Drew Barrymore not worried about weight gain

January 14th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore isn't worried about gaining weight during her pregnancy.
The 38-year-old actress is expecting her second child with husband Will Kopelman and even though her doctor has urged her to "pull back", she insists she will carry on eating whatever she wants.
She said: "I just eat everything I want, which isn't healthy. I'm bigger this time than my first time. My doctor the other day was like, 'Yeah, so I think maybe pull back. A little bit.'
"I was like, really? I thought I was doing great. I still fit into those jeans - they hurt when I wear them -- but I still fit into them. I don...
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Justin Bieber shows off new tattoos

January 13th, 2014 4:20am EST
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber has debuted his new tattoos.
The 'Flatline' singer has been building on his collection of body art since he was just 16-years-old and has now revealed the latest two additions on his Instagram account.
Justin posted a picture of himself last night (12.01.14) with his arm across his face, showing off his newest tattoo, which features a compass design on his tricep, with the caption "New tat" accompanying the image.
He then posted a second picture, just four hours later, of a court jester style face on his forearm in thick black ink with the words "Colored it in" alongside, as h...
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Ellen DeGeneres buys $40 million home

January 10th, 2014 6:20pm EST
Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have splashed out almost $40 million on a new home.
The US chat show host, who is a well-known architecture and design enthusiast, and the 'Arrested Development' actress, 40, paid $39.888 million for their lavish new estate, The Brody House, in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles.
The high profile couple's new 13,511 square-foot abode features six bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a pool, gym, spa, tennis court and sits on 2.3 acres of landscaped gardens, according to gossip website TMZ.com.
The house, which is located next to the Playboy bunnies' home, underwent extensive re...
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Mark Wahlberg got wife new series of 'Girls'

January 9th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg got his wife six advance episodes of the upcoming series of 'Girls' for Christmas.
The 'Lone Survivor' star's wife, Rhea Durham, with whom he has four children, Ella, 10, Michael, seven, Brendan, five, and Grace, four, is a huge fan of the HBO series and was thrilled to be able to watch the third season a few weeks before the first episode premieres in the USA next Sunday (01.12.14).
The 42-year-old actor, who produced 'Entourage' for HBO, told 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on Wednesday (01.08.14): "I got my wife a new truck and a necklace. The kids and I went to a jewelry store ...
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Sandra Bullock leads People's Choice Award winners

January 9th, 2014 4:20am EST
Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock was the big winner at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night (01.08.13).
The 49-year-old actress took home the trophies for Favorite Movie Actress, Favorite Comedic Actress and Favorite Dramatic Actress, and her partnership with George Clooney in 'Gravity' awarded them Favorite Movie Duo. Additionally, 'The Heat' - in which she starred with Melissa McCarthy - was named Favorite Comedic Movie.
Justin Timberlake paid tribute to his "beautiful wife" Jessica Biel when accepting the Favourite Male Entertainer award, one of three trophies he took home.
Justin - whose album '...
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