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Ellen DeGeneres Thanks Madonna For Gay Support

October 30th, 2012 5:15pm EDT
Madonna
Gay comedienne and chat show host Ellen DeGeneres took a moment to acknowledge Madonna for her support when the "Music" hitmaker recently appeared on her daily show, revealing the pop star was one of her biggest celebrity fans when she took a risk and came out during a 1997 episode of her sitcom.

Neither had publicly spoken about the telephone conversation they had after word spread that DeGeneres was a lesbian until Madonna recently taped an appearance on DeGeneres' show.

The chat aired on Monday.

Ellen said, "Before it was really official I was coming out... it was a big, huge topic......
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Ellen DeGeneres Receives Mark Twain Award For American Humor

October 23rd, 2012 9:05am EDT
Ellen Degeneres
Ellen DeGeneres followed in the footsteps of Bill Cosby, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell on Monday as she became the latest recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Hollywood stars Jane Lynch, John Krasinski and Kristin Chenoweth, and singer Jason Mraz helped honor the funnywoman as she became the 15th recipient of the accolade at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

DeGeneres told reporters on the red carpet she was thrilled with the prize, insisting, "I'm flattered. It's fantastic. Of course I think, 'What took so long?' You don't do it for awards, you do it to make people happy."

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Vibrant Yellow Gowns Dominate 2012 Emmy Fashion - See Tons Of Photos!

September 24th, 2012 9:11am EDT
Julie Bowen
The red carpet was full of bright colors at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards last night, but yellow was the most popular. "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen, winner of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, looked oustanding in a strapless canary yellow gown.

"Homeland" winner Claire Danes, who is several months pregnant, also opted for a strapless yellow dress that was (obviously) more loose fitting than Julie's.

"Game Change" winner Julianne Moore picked a more conservative yellow gown with long sleeves, a higher neckline and a billowing skirt.

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Ellen DeGeneres Lands Her Own Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

September 5th, 2012 6:19pm EDT
Ellen DeGeneres
Talk show host / comedienne Ellen DeGeneres received the 2,744th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday. The 54-year-old star was honored by pals Jimmy Kimmel and Ryan Seacrest, who both gave short speeches celebrating her career in showbiz.

"It is amazing. I spent my entire career trying to conduct myself in a certain way making sure no one walks all over me only to get to a point where people are going to walk all over me," she told the crowd of fans at the unveling.

"It means so much to me that everyone showed up."

Ellen was accompanied by her mother Betty and wife Portia De Rossi...
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Tons Of Pics From The Teen Choice Awards: Bieber, Gomez, Lovato & More!

July 23rd, 2012 8:57am EDT
Demi Lovato
Hot, young Hollywood stars showed up at Sunday night's 2012 Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, California.

Demi Lovato wore a short, daring black, gray and yellow dress with a feathered hemline. Hayden Panettiere glittered in a gorgeous purple sequin gown and matching pumps, while Meagan Good showed off her abs in a sexy white and gray pantsuit.

"Glee" star Lea Michele sizzled in a short strapless number, while singer Jordin Sparks wore a flouncy black dress with a plunging neckline.

Fan favorites Justin Bieber and girlfriend Selena Gomez opted to walk the red carpet solo. Check out a...
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Demi Lovato To Host Teen Choice Awards Later This Month

July 9th, 2012 11:10am EDT
Demi Lovato
New "The X Factor" judge Demi Lovato will host this year's Teen Choice Awards, which will air July 22 on Fox. Teen Choice 2012 celebrates the most popular teen icons in television, music, film, sports, fashion, comedy and the web.

Those scheduled to appear include Lea Michele, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Ellen Degeneres, Zooey Deschanel, Tyler Posey, Gordon Ramsay, and Ashley Benson.

Performers will include Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida, No Doubt and DJ Pauly D, who will serve as "Choice" DJ for the night.

Fans ages 13-19 are asked to vote once eac...
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Portia De Rossi Chops Off Her Hair

June 7th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Portia De Rossi chops her hair
Portia De Rossi is known for her beautiful, long blonde hair, but she has opted for a style change. We spotted the actress with her wife Ellen DeGeneres out and about in West Hollywood on Wednesday debuting her new 'do.

Not quite as short as her partner's, Portia's hair now hangs just a little lower than her ears and includes sideswept bangs.

Portia stars in the upcoming comedy "The Smart One," which was picked up by ABC. The plot centers on an smart professional who agrees to work for her dumb but popular city mayor sister.

The show was developed by DeGeneres, who will executive produce...
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Inside Bethenny Frankel's Michigan Avenue Magazine Cover Story

June 5th, 2012 12:27pm EDT
Bethenny Frankel
Yes, Starpulse has an exclusive preview into Michigan Avenue Magazine’s Summer issue with Bravo reality star, author and soon-to-be new TV talk show host, Bethenny Frankel!

In her cover story, the celebrity chef and mom dishes on her first experience living in Chicago years ago, her love for her now talk show peer Ellen Degeneres and how they compare (“Ellen is not remotely as inappropriate as I am”) her relationship with her former role model, Martha Stewart and her real thoughts on reality TV. The former Real Housewife of New York also discusses being a mom and what she wants to do on he...
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Justin Willman is Magically Delicious!

May 24th, 2012 10:56am EDT
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The host of The Food Network's hit show, Cupcake Wars, Justin Willman aka Justin Kredible, has many tricks up his sleeve. Many people may not know that his first passion is magic but he tells Starpulse how he became a magician, what it's like being around cupcakes all day, and what's up next for him.

Starpulse: A lot of people don’t know that you are a magician; they just know you as the host of Cupcake Wars. Can you tell me about your love of magic?

Justin: Where should I begin? I have been doing magic since I was twelve and doing kid’s parties in high school and then started touring a...
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Jennifer Lopez Doubtful About 'American Idol' Return

May 17th, 2012 2:07pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez isn't sure about returning to American Idol for another season, as the singing competition takes up so much of her time.

She told former American Idol judge Ellen DeGeneres, "I miss doing other things. It really does lock you down, which was nice the first year with the babies being three and four. Now they are going to school. I just don’t know. I really do enjoy it."

The issue could be J-Lo's other projects, as well. She just finished a huge tour with Enrique Iglesias and is currently promoting her film What to Expect When You're Expecting. "It is just like any working ...
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Russell Brand Declares He Still Loves Katy Perry

May 17th, 2012 1:21pm EDT
Russell Brand
Russell Brand has opened up about his feelings for his soon-to-be ex-wife Katy Perry, insisting he has nothing but love for the pop star despite their split.

The funnyman filed for divorce from Perry at the end of last year, but refuses to speak ill of his former partner because he had a great time during their short marriage.

In a pre-taped interview with Ellen DeGeneres, which will air on Thursday, Brand says, "I still love her as a human being, but, sometimes when you're in a relationship, I suppose it doesn't work out.

"That doesn't mean I regret it or anything. I was very happy t...
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Five Fun Facts about 2012 Mark Twain Prize Winner Ellen DeGeneres

May 17th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Ellen DeGeneres
This week it was announced that comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is the 2012 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The honor goes to people “who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th-century novelist and essayist Samuel Clemens”. While her talk show was always popular, DeGeneres went from being a stand-up comedian to being America’s favorite daytime host after Oprah Winfrey gave up her daytime show. Today we visit five fun facts about America’s unlikely sweetheart.

1) Television didn’t always mean success for her. He...
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Ellen DeGeneres Named 2012 Mark Twain Prize Recipient

May 15th, 2012 2:34pm EDT
Ellen Degeneres
Comedienne-turned-talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is to be honored with this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

The beloved Finding Nemo star has been named the recipient of the 15th annual accolade, which she will collect at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in October.

Joking about her latest honor, DeGeneres says, "To get the same award that has been given to people like Bill Cosby, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell, it really makes me wonder... why didn't I get this sooner?"

Additional former trophy holders include Steve Martin, Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg.
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Cameron Diaz And Jennifer Lopez Clear Up Feud Rumors

May 15th, 2012 12:36pm EDT
Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz has brushed off rumors that she clashed with Jennifer Lopez on the set of the romantic comedy What To Expect When You're Expecting during a TV interview.

The two stars pre-taped their interview with comedienne Ellen DeGeneres on Monday and insisted the rumors of cat fighting and squabbling were all made up.

Diaz said, "(They said) we wouldn't talk to each other..."

Lopez added, "I was like, 'I haven't even seen her yet! Give us a chance to get in the room.'"

And Charlie's Angels star Diaz admitted there are often reports about her not getting along with female co-stars: ...
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Ellen DeGeneres And Mia Farrow Celebrate Obama's Endorsement Of Same-Sex Marriage

May 9th, 2012 8:17pm EDT
Ellen DeGeneres
Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres, veteran actress Mia Farrow, country singer Chely Wright and supermodel Tyra Banks have praised President Barack Obama after he publicly voiced his support for same sex marriage.

The world leader had steered clear of openly stating his stance on the sensitive topic ahead of the November general election, but he responded to growing pressure on Wednesday and announced his endorsement of same-sex unions in a taped TV interview for ABC News.

Obama, who previously believed marriage should be between a man and a woman, told newscaster Robin Roberts: "I've been going ...
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Hugh Grant Divulges The Meaning Behind Daughter's Name

April 27th, 2012 4:02pm EDT
Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant has explained why his baby daughter has a Chinese name meaning 'Happy Surprise' - she was an unexpected addition to the movie star's life.

The Four Weddings and a Funeral actor became a first-time father last year after a fleeting affair with Chinese model Tinglan Hong. They welcomed a baby girl called Tabitha, and although they are not a couple, Grant is determined to be a part of his daughter's life.

He has now confirmed his little girl also has a Chinese name, Jingxi, and it reflects her unexpected arrival.

Grant tells talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, "I can't pretend it ...
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Ellen DeGeneres Narrates The Audiobook Version Of Best-seller 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

April 27th, 2012 11:19am EDT
Ellen DeGeneres, Fifty Shades of Grey
If you haven't heard of "Fifty Shades of Grey" yet, ask a friend about it because chances are someone you know is reading E L James' hit erotic novel, which is proving to be this year's hottest (in more ways than one) read.

The book and its two sequels (it's a trilogy), "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed", are currently the top three selling novels on Amazon.com, and have everyone talking, namely because the books are written with very explicit sex scenes and lots of naughty language.

So who better to narrate the audiobook than Ellen Degeneres?

In a hilarious clip from her sho...
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Ellen DeGeneres & 'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy Make Out's Power 50 List

April 27th, 2012 10:07am EDT
Ellen DeGeneres
OUT just released the sixth annual Power 50, featuring prominent gay men and women representing all walks of life. From entertainers and politicians to activists and entrepreneurs, the Power 50 spotlights individuals who influence the way others live either through their public personas, politics, or wealth and affect cultural and social attitudes.

Apple CEO Tim Cook leads this year's list with daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy, and TV host and political commentator Rachel Maddow rounding out the top five.
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GLAAD To Honor Chaz Bono With Equality Award

April 10th, 2012 12:12pm EDT
Chaz Bono
Cher's transgender son Chaz Bono is to be honored with a special award from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for his work in promoting equality.

Bono, who was born a woman, became the first transgender contestant on TV talent show Dancing With The Stars last year, earning the series the Outstanding Reality Program trophy at the GLAAD prizegiving in New York last month .

He will now be honored with a special accolade in his own right after GLAAD bosses named him the recipient of the organization's Stephen F. Kolzak Award.

's Stephen F. Kolzak Award. Chaz has opened...
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Justin Bieber & Meryl Streep Sign Petition To Lower 'Bully's' R Rating

March 15th, 2012 9:03am EDT
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Justin Bieber and Meryl Streep have added their names to an online petition aimed at landing movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's new movie "Bully" a lower age rating.

Censors at The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) slapped the documentary with a restrictive R rating, which bans young children from seeing it without their parents, despite Weinstein arguing that "Bully" was essential viewing for kids in the fight to combat bullying among youths.

The decision angered many film fans and social campaigners, and Katy Butler, a high school student from Michigan, subsequently started a pet...
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Giant Banana Scares Megan Fox (Video)

March 9th, 2012 8:23am EST
Megan Fox giant banana
Megan Fox almost jumped out of her skin when she was pranked during a TV appearance on Wednesday.

The actress was getting interviewed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" when she was asked about her early, pre-fame jobs.

Fox revealed she once worked in a smoothie shop where she had to dress up as a banana. As the star recalled the humiliating fruity task, one of DeGeneres' staff members crept up behind her dressed as a giant banana.

Startled Fox yelped, "Jesus!" as the creepy banana surprised her.

The actress is promoting her upcoming film "Friends With Kids."
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Invisible Children's Short Film 'KONY 2012' Gets Celeb Backing & Raises Awareness Of Ugandan War Criminal Joseph Kony's Atrocities (Watch The Film Here)

March 8th, 2012 11:47am EST
Joseph Kony
Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, Bono and Rihanna are just a handful of the big names that are helping raise awareness of a new campaign by Invisible Children.

A new 29-minute video that hit the web on Monday called KONY 2012 is bringing attention to Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which is based in central Africa. Kony and his terrorist group got their start in northern Uganda and have since left the region but are still active in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan.

Kony is a monster and needs to be stopped. Th...
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Reese Witherspoon Dreams Of Becoming Friends With Kate Middleton

February 17th, 2012 8:47am EST
Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon was "super excited" to meet Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge at a fundraising event because she dreams of becoming friends with the British royal.

The Hollywood actress was introduced to the duchess and her husband, Prince William, during the couple's 2011 royal visit to the U.S., and the Legally Blonde star admits she was delighted to be given a chance to meet her idol.

She tells TV host Ellen DeGeneres, "Somebody called me and said, 'We're having a really small fundraiser would you want to come over and meet the prince and princess?' I was like, 'Yes!' My husband (age...
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Portia De Rossi To Star In ABC Series Produced By Ellen DeGeneres

February 6th, 2012 8:43am EST
Portia De Rossi
Portia De Rossi is heading back to TV thanks to a new script developed by her comedienne wife Ellen DeGeneres.

The former "Ally McBeal" and "Arrested Development" star will lead the cast of comedy "The Smart One," which has just been picked up by bosses at ABC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The plot centers on an intelligent professional who agrees to work for her dumb but popular sister who is a city mayor.

DeGeneres will executive produce the project.
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Daniel Radcliffe Bets $5,000 On The Giants To Win Super Bowl

February 3rd, 2012 2:57pm EST
Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe has made a $5,000 charity bet on the outcome of Sunday's Super Bowl.

The Harry Potter star is a huge New York Giants fan and he's so convinced his team will beat the New England Patriots he has challenged TV host Ellen DeGeneres to a wager.

Taping a pre-Super Bowl chat on her show on Thursday, the young Brit challenges the host to the big bet, suggesting the loser should hand over the cash to the Trevor Project - a gay rights charity they both support.

He said, "I have a proposition for you... We obviously both support the Trevor project. I was wondering if you would ...
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Brad Pitt To Host Star-Studded Gala For New Orleans

January 26th, 2012 8:22am EST
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt has rounded up celebrity pals including Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey and Rihanna to support his upcoming fundraiser for New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Hollywood actor launched the Make It Right Foundation to raise funds for housing in the city after the devastation caused by 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

Pitt has handed over millions of dollars of his own cash to boost the cause, and he's hosting a charity event in March to raise more money for the sustainable living initiative.

Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, the Neville Brothers and Seal will perform at the event, while guests slated to attend ...
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Seal To Appear On 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Today

January 24th, 2012 10:05am EST
Seal
Singer Seal is refusing to let his shock marriage split get in the way of work - he's facing the media to promote his new album SOUL 2.

The British star has already taped interviews with U.S. hosts Tavis Smiley and Ellen DeGeneres - a day after he and wife Heidi Klum confirmed reports suggesting they had split.

And he's not steering away from the shock news.

In his chat with late-night host Smiley, which will air in America on Friday, Seal was asked about the break-up and insisted that he and Klum would be handing their affairs with love and consideration for their kids.

Asked how he an...
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Colin Firth Meets Wax Likeness On Ellen DeGeneres' Show (Video)

January 18th, 2012 7:42pm EST
Colin Firth
Oscar winner Colin Firth came face-to-face with himself during a recent TV appearance when comedienne Ellen DeGeneres had his new Madame Tussauds waxwork shipped in from London for her show.

The actor confessed he had yet to see his likeness - because he found the idea a "little creepy", prompting the chat show host to reveal she had it backstage.

Firth put his fears aside and looked himself in the eye, admitting it was a great honor to get waxed.

He says, "Madame Tussauds was one of the first tourist attractions I visited, I think, when I went to London. That was a big deal for me, eve...
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Katy Perry & Emma Stone Were Big Winners At 2012 People's Choice Awards

January 12th, 2012 8:24am EST
Emma Stone
It was a huge night for Katy Perry at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday - even though the pop star's marriage break-up prevented her from attending.

The I Kissed a Girl star pulled out of the event earlier this week via a tweet but it was still very much her night as she picked up five awards, including one for her guest spot on TV comedy How I Met Your Mother.

Perry also claimed trophies for Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Song of the Year (E.T.), Favorite Music Video (Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)) and Favorite Tour Headliner.

It was also a great evening for the ...
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The Top Viral Videos Of 2011

December 29th, 2011 4:00pm EST
Rebecca Black
What would the year be without viral videos taking over the Internet to give random people their 15 minutes of fame? Here are the Top Viral Videos of 2011.

Rebecca Black's Friday video made the rounds on social websites thanks to its production values and... well, how bad it was. Then Tosh.0 picked up on it, and by that weekend (after Friday, Friday) it was on the homepage of Yahoo! under the title "Is YouTube Sensation Rebecca Black's 'Friday' The Worst Song Ever?" It currently has 15 million views on YouTube, Rebecca got to meet Katy Perry, and then she made another song no one really ...
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