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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 ...

Seal To Appear On 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Today

January 24th, 2012 10:05am EST
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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Bono: 'My Voice Annoys Me'

December 1st, 2011 8:41am EST
Rocker Bono is tired of his own voice and rarely listens to U2 songs when they are played on the radio.

The Irish star admits he's particularly turned off when he hears songs U2 recorded at the beginning of their career.

In a pre-taped interview with TV host Ellen DeGeneres, which will air on her show on Thursday, Bono says, "I do try to avoid it. If I hear our songs on the radio I tend to turn them down. Not because I don't like them or believe in them. Actually, my voice annoys me. I always think I could have sang it better."

"I am sort of a macho, Irish guy and particularly in those...

Exlcusive: On The Set Of 'Hold On 'Til The Night' With Greyson Chance

November 28th, 2011 2:36pm EST
Greyson Chance
It's been only a short year and a half or so since Greyson Chance's performance of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" exploded on YouTube. The viral video provoked an invite from Ellen DeGeneres to perform on her show and eventually she signed him to eleveneleven, her newly launched record label. With his first album already in stores, we hit the set of Greyson Chance's spankin' new music video, "Hold On 'Til The Night'" to bring you a sneak peek before it comes out.

Check it out!

Rihanna: 'I'm Not Happy Being Single'

November 18th, 2011 12:13pm EST
R&B star Rihanna has dismissed rumors she is dating her love interest from her We Found Love video, but admits she is bored of single life.

The Bajan beauty was spotted partying with British boxer Dudley O'Shaughnessy in London last month after striking up a friendship with him on the set of her promo and gossips claimed the pair was more than just friends, but Rihanna is adamant she is not romancing the sportsman.

She tells talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, "I'm not dating anyone right now. I'm not dating at all," but adds, "I'm not necessarily happy being single. It's not really that co...

Katy Perry: 'I Would Love To Have Children'

November 11th, 2011 2:01pm EST
Katy Perry and Russell Brand
Not only does Katy Perry want kids with Russell Brand, but she wouldn't mind having more than one!

Katy was on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and she was asked if she had baby plans following her California Dreams Tour.

She said, "I would love to have children. I think that's one of the reasons you get married, and especially to the person that you marry. You think, 'Hmmm, that person is going to be a good partner, a good parent.' But I'm not sure it's yet. We'll see, you know?"

She then joked, "If it doesn't hurt the first time, I'll keep popping them out."

As for busy schedules keeping the...

Katy Perry To Play Free Concert For L.A. Fans

November 11th, 2011 10:37am EST
Katy Perry
Pop superstar Katy Perry is to celebrate the end of her California Dreams tour in style by playing a free concert for her fans in Los Angeles.

The I Kissed A Girl hit-maker has hired out the Staples Center for a big celebration on November 23rd - the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Announcing the news in a taped interview for Ellen DeGeneres Show, which will air on Friday, Perry explains, "I am giving thanks to all of my fans. This is my big announcement on Ellen that no one has heard about or knows about.

"I played 121 shows... and I want to finish it off by renting out Staples (Cen...

Ellen Degeneres Named Special AIDS Envoy

November 8th, 2011 7:22pm EST
Ellen Degeneres
Comedienne Ellen Degeneres has been appointed a special envoy in the global fight against AIDS by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The lesbian TV star will use her celebrity status to help raise awareness about the deadly disease.

In a statement, DeGeneres says, "The fight against AIDS is something that has always been close to my heart. And I’m happy that I can use my platform to educate people and spread hope."

Clinton announced the new role during a speech at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

Ellen DeGeneres & Portia De Rossi To Launch Vegan Eatery In LA

October 29th, 2011 3:30pm EDT
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia De Rossi
TV personality Ellen DeGeneres and her actress wife Portia De Rossi are opening a vegan restaurant in Los Angeles.

The health conscious vegan couple will launch the eatery with fellow celebrity investors singer Chrissie Hynde and "The Hangover II" producer Steve Bing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The posh restaurant, located in San Fernando Valley, will feature a menu by celebrity chef Tal Ronnen and an interior designed by Waldo Fernandez, who has decorated homes for clients such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and Tobey Maguire.

This isn't DeGeneres' first foray into the culin...

Michelle Williams Refused To Let Daughter Give Puppy A Stripper Name

October 27th, 2011 8:27am EDT
Michelle Williams
Actress Michelle Williams talked her young daughter out of giving the new family puppy a stripper name because she thought it inappropriate to call a spaniel Crystal or Diamond.

Matilda, the Brokeback Mountain star's daughter by ex-boyfriend Heath Ledger, eventually settled on the name Lucky.

In a taped interview with Ellen DeGeneres, which will air on TV on Friday, Williams says, "Her first ideas... sounded like stripper names. She wanted something like, Crystal, Gem or Diamond."

"At first I was going to be a controlling mom because I was like, 'We can't have a dog named...' Then I w...

Ellen DeGeneres Urges Fans To Give Up Tradition And Adopt A Turkey For Thanksgiving

October 22nd, 2011 2:30pm EDT
Ellen DeGeneres
Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres is urging her fans to avoid turkey feasts this Thanksgiving and instead adopt a bird for charity.

The talk show host is backing the Farm Sanctuary's Adopt-A-Turkey Project ahead of America's November holiday in a bid to boost the population of the feathered creatures.

She says, "Did you know that every year between 250 and 300 million turkeys are bred for slaughter in the United States? More than 46 million for Thanksgiving alone.

"So, this Thanksgiving instead of eating a turkey, please join me in adopting one from Farm Sanctuary's Adopt-A-Turkey Project and y...

Hilary Duff: 'It's A Boy!'

October 14th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Hillary Duff and Mike Comrie
Spoiler alert! While some celebrities prefer to be coy about the gender of their expected newborn, Hilary Duff was all-too happy to reveal on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she's having a boy.

The 24 year-old said on the daytime talk show, "I haven't told anyone yet. I wanted to tell you first. I just found out. It's a boy! I had a feeling it was a boy the whole time." She also revealed she's about four months along in her pregnancy.

She said that the experience of being pregnant is "kind of like a little alien has taken over your body. You just don't quite feel normal. But it's cool."


Keith Urban & Ellen DeGeneres Get Sexy In Faux Cologne Commercial

October 14th, 2011 11:14am EDT
Keith Urban & Ellen DeGeneres Phoenix
Keith Urban has a new cologne called Phoenix, and the country star had no problem making fun of it in a new "ad" with Ellen DeGeneres.

Featured on her talk show, Ellen donned a long blonde wig while Urban unbottoned his shirt and showed off his chest tattoo for the commercial.

At one point Ellen licked Urban's face and threw ice chips at the musician. So how would Urban's wife Nicole Kidman react to the ad? He explained, "You know that you're the only women on the planet that would be ok with my wife."

DeGeneres is married to actress Portia De Rossi.

The spoof is quite clever, and we ...

Nicki Minaj Surprises Little Girl Who Became Internet Sensation For Covering Her Hit 'Super Bass' (Video)

October 12th, 2011 8:35pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj made a special visit to comedienne Ellen DeGeneres' show on Tuesday to surprise two little girls who have become sensations by performing her song "Super Bass."

Eight-year-old Sophia and her five-year-old cousin Rosie, from Essex, England, have become Internet sensations after their video performance picked up over six million views and Minaj, who tweeted the link to the footage of the adorable duo to her followers, was so impressed she agreed to meet them on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

But no one told the girls, who were left stunned when the star walked...

Ellen DeGeneres 'Fine' After Suffering Chest Pains

September 27th, 2011 8:23am EDT
Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres was caught up in a health scare on Monday after suffering chest pains during a production meeting.

The comedienne was planning ahead for her hit daytime talk show on the Warner Brothers lot in Los Angeles when she started complaining of problems. reports the Burbank Fire Department dispatched a crew to the scene just before noon local time and DeGeneres was checked out by paramedics.

Feeling fine hours after the medical emergency, DeGeneres sent a statement to WENN, revealing the problems started at home on Sunday night.

She writes, "I woke up in the middle of th...

Wanda Sykes: 'I Had A Double Masectomy'

September 23rd, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Wanda Sykes
In an Ellen Degeneres Show interview set to air Monday, Wanda Sykes revealed that she found out she had breast cancer when she went into surgery for breast reduction.

She joked, "I had real big boobs and I just got tired of knocking over stuff." After her reduction, lab work by doctors revealed that she had early stage breast cancer. Instead of going in for regular check-ups, Sykes opted for complete breast removal so the cancer would not spread.

"I had the choice of, you can go back every three months and get it checked. Have a mammogram, MRI every three months just to see what it's doin...

Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie's Children Want Them To Wed

September 21st, 2011 8:33am EDT
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's kids are "putting the heat on" the celebrity couple to wed, according to the Troy star.

In a taped interview for Ellen DeGeneres' TV show, which will air on Wednesday, the movie star admits he and Jolie might have to make their romance official sooner than expected.

Pitt and his partner previously insisted they will only wed when gay marriage is made legal across America - but their children don't want to wait for the laws to change.

He says, "I've said that we would not be getting married until everyone in this county had the right to get married... We ...

Demi Lovato: 'I Would Be Dead If I Didn't Seek Help'

September 19th, 2011 11:28am EDT
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato fears she would have died if she hadn't sought help at the height of her breakdown.

The singer/actress enrolled in rehab late last year to battle a number of problems, including an eating disorder and self-harming, and she is now happy, healthy and back at work. Lovato is convinced the treatment saved her life and she is grateful she sought help when she did.

She tells TV host Ellen DeGeneres, "I went from being at the highlight of my career - so many things were going great in my life and then all of the sudden (sic) my personal life just went down at crazy speeds. I had a...

Portia De Rossi Becomes An American Citizen

September 16th, 2011 9:39am EDT
Portia De Rossi
Actress Portia De Rossi was celebrating on Thursday after she was granted American citizenship.

The Arrested Development star was born in Australia and moved to the U.S. in the 1990s to pursue an acting career in Hollywood.

Now de Rossi, who is married to comedienne Ellen DeGeneres, has made her move permanent by officially becoming an American citizen.

DeGeneres took to her page to share the happy news with fans on Thursday, tweeting, "Today my wife officially became a U.S. Citizen. Congratulations Portia and America."

Ellen DeGeneres Says Ashton Kutcher's Prosthetic Manhood 'Looked Real'

September 15th, 2011 9:07am EDT
Ellen DeGeneres
Lesbian comedienne Ellen DeGeneres reveals Ashton Kutcher was wearing a prosthetic appendage when he stripped naked on her talk show on Monday.

His private area was pixelated on TV.

She explained, "I've been asked by so many people... It's the most realistic looking thing... I mean, it's been a while, but it looked real."

In a recent poll asking Americans which star they'd prefer to spend time with in the event of a power outage of at least 48 hours, a whopping 21 percent of people said they'd prefer Ellen over other TV talk show hosts.

After Hurricane Irene Most People Would Want Ellen DeGeneres To Entertain Them If They Ever Lost Power Again

September 8th, 2011 7:20pm EDT
Ellen DeGeneres
Millions of Americans along the east coast of the U.S. were affected last week as Hurricane Irene tore through their towns and cities, wreaking havoc with high winds & flooding and ultimately cutting off power to nearly six million people for several days.

While many were set apart from the outside world with no telephones, cell phones or internet service, people had to find a way to pass the time without their everyday amenities. And if it happened again most say they'd want daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to be there with them.

Ellen was tops in a recent poll by GE Generator Syst...

Ellen DeGeneres Gets Kim Kardashian Wedding Invite After Twitter Plea

August 19th, 2011 10:09am EDT
Ellen Degeneres
Ellen DeGeneres has scored a last-minute invitation to Kim Kardashian's wedding on Saturday after reaching out to the socialite on

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star will exchange vows with basketball player Kris Humphries in a lavish ceremony in Montecito, California. Celebrities including Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Richie are all rumored to be attending the nuptials, but talk show host DeGeneres was not invited.

In a post on her Twitter page on Thursday, she wrote, "No invitation to Kim Kardashian's wedding yet. Worst Thing In The World."


Selena Gomez And Taylor Swift Dominate The 2011 Teen Choice Awards (See List Of Winners)

August 8th, 2011 7:57am EDT
Selena Gomez
Vampires and wizards ruled at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, but it was a magical night for Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.

The two stars picked up 11 awards between them - Swift six and Gomez five - including the bulk of the event's music honors.

Swift, who was feted with the Ultimate Choice Award, also picked up the Choice Female Artist, Choice Country Female and Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon accolades, while Gomez was named Choice Female Hottie opposite boyfriend Justin Bieber and Choice TV Actress (Comedy) for her role in The Wizards of Waverly Place.

Gomez and h...

Jane Lynch Says She Knew She Was Gay At Age 12

July 19th, 2011 2:20pm EDT
Jane Lynch
Actress Jane Lynch realized she was gay when she was just 12 years old.

The Glee star, who married psychologist Lara Embry last year, first revealed the truth about her sexuality when she turned 21 but Lynch admits deep down she knew much earlier.

Speaking to Vogue magazine, Lynch says she "never felt quite right" as a child, but the pivotal moment came to her as a budding teen when she spied two boys walking hand in hand on a beach in Florida. She recalls, "(I thought), 'That's what I have... I am the girl version of that'."

However, as a conflicted girl, Lynch vowed to keep that noti...

Lady Gaga, Neil Patrick Harris & Other Celebs Rejoice Over New York Gay Marriage Ruling

June 25th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Stars including Neil Patrick Harris, Lady Gaga and Lindsay Lohan are celebrating after New York became the sixth U.S. state to legally recognize gay marriage.

Governor Andrew Cuomo made history on Friday after signing a bill to legalize gay unions in New York, and within minutes of the news breaking, a host of celebrities were taking to to share their delight.

Openly gay actor Harris wrote, "It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night!"

Gaga, a New York native and gay rights activist, posted a picture ...

Gay Celebrities Who Are Out And Proud!

June 14th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Times really have changed in the media in terms of being proud and loud about sexuality. From the controversial episode of Ellen where she shouted out that she was gay, to the countless series today with gay characters as the stars. In honor of Gay Pride Month, we took a look at a few celebrities who are out and proud.

Cute couple, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi weren’t shy about their love when they exchanged vows three years ago. Ellen told People magazine on that day, "What can I say? I'm the luckiest girl in the world," says DeGeneres. "She's officially off the market. No one e...

Jane Lynch To Host The Emmys!

June 2nd, 2011 10:40pm EDT
Jane Lynch
Glee star Jane Lynch has signed on to host the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Already an Emmy winner, she will take charge of the 63rd annual event at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on September 18.

The thrilled comedienne/actress says, "I am tickled pink... I'm looking forward to singing, dancing and sporting my finest tracksuit."

Lynch plays tough, tracksuit-wearing cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester in Glee.

Emmys producer Mark Burnett insists Lynch was his first choice to host the awards: "Jane was my first - and only - choice as the host for this year's Primetime Emmys, and I am glad ...