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Portia De Rossi Lands 'Top Secret' Arc On 'Scandal'

July 23rd, 2014 9:24pm EDT
Portia De Rossi Lands 'Top Secret' Arc On 'Scandal'
Portia De Rossi is adding "Scandal" to her resume. The actress has signed on to the fourth season of the massively popular ABC series, according to TVLine.

Her wife Ellen DeGeneres also spilled the beans on Twitter.

So annoying when people brag on twitter & that's why I'm not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on "Scandal". Oops.

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 23, 2014

The show's writers confirmed the news, tweeting: "We are so excited to have Portia de Rossi joining us this coming season!"

No word on what "top secret" role De Rossi will play on seas...
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36 Celebs That Are Out And Proud

July 9th, 2014 8:00am EDT
36 Celebs That Are Out And Proud
For so many years, celebrities had to hide their sexuality. Afraid of not getting work or keeping the jobs they already had, so many men and women of music, television and movies lived closeted and non-authentic lives. Today, these talented individuals use their sexuality not only as a platform for truth, but also as a way to assist other young people to be true to themselves and not live a life in fear. Some may surprise you, others are well-known to the LGBT community. Their stories instill hope that sexuality will become less of an issue then living an inspired life.

1. Ellen DeGene...
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Born That Way: Lady Gaga And 13 Other Celebs Whose Real Names Aren't That Catchy

April 2nd, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Born That Way: Lady Gaga And 13 Other Celebs Whose Real Names Ar
Said Henry Rollins, "I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone." So did the following famous celebrities, who took the names they were given and reinvented them into something more suitable to their personality, or the personality they wanted to cultivate. Want to know why they changed their already perfectly suitable names? We have your answers right here!

1. Lady Gaga

Born That Way: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

Music producer Rob Fusari claims to have invented the name...
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15 Surprising Celebrity Birthplaces

March 27th, 2014 4:03pm EDT
Nicole Kidman
Unless you are a celebrity trivia champion, it may surprise you to learn some of your favorite actors and actresses were born far away from the countries we associate them with. While Nicole Kidman's parents are Australian, the actress was actually born in Hawaii and lived the first four years of her life there before moving Down Under. (Continue reading bio)

Mel Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York and lived the first twelve years of his life there. It wasn't until after his father settled an injury lawsuit that Mel moved to Australia, where he became a star for his work in the Mad ...
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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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Celebrity Sex Tape Wish List: Beyonce & Jay Z, Ellen DeGeneres & Portia DeRossi, More

December 31st, 2013 1:00pm EST
Jay Z & Beyonce
Vivid Entertainment just released its "Top 10 Hottest Couples" wish list of stars it would most like to add to its popular celebrity roster.

Prince William and Kate Middleton came in at number one for the third year in a row, followed by Katy Perry and John Mayer in second place and Beyoncé and Jay-Z in third place.

"Kate's pregnancy and birth to Prince George only made the couple more popular. They project natural good looks and good health and their stature on the world stage is unparalleled.  We know our chances of getting them to star in a sex tape are slim, but that's what wish lists...
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Portia De Rossi Didn't Want To Be A Lesbian, Recalls Coming Out At Golden Globes

November 8th, 2013 10:00pm EST
Portia De Rossi & Ellen DeGeneres
Portia De Rossi opened up about being gay and how uncomfortable it made her feel during an interview on "The Conversation With Amanda De Cadenet."

She explained: "I just didn't want to be a lesbian. I'd never met one for a start and I just thought they were strange and that they hated men and they were very serious and I had these ridiculous images in my head and there were no out celebrities or politicians or anybody that I could look to and go, 'Oh, I could be like that'. There was nobody that I could say, 'I could date her and I want to be like her.'"

Yesterday, she sat down with the c...
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Portia De Rossi Shares 'Arrested Development' Clip, Banana Stand Makes Viral Waves

May 14th, 2013 7:07pm EDT
Alan Danzis and Bluth Banana Stand
Portia de Rossi was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, where an Arrested Development clip was shared that finally revealed a guest star. Also, we take a look at the banana stands sprouting up across the world.

In the clip, Lindsay (de Rossi) and her husband Tobias (David Cross) try to get a deal from a real estate agent played by returning guest star Ed Helms. If you recall, Ed played the same character back in 2004, when Lindsay misinterpreted his sales tactics as romantic advances.

Nine years later, not much has changed. Lindsay once again mistakes his question about her havi...
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Arrested Development Trailer Begins 'Final Countdown' To Series Return

May 13th, 2013 7:07pm EDT
Arrested Development
With the return of Arrested Development coming in less than two weeks, Netflix has released a trailer for the upcoming season of the hit comedy. Check it out below.

Seven years has changed a few characters, especially George Michael (Michael Cera) and Maeby Funke (Alia Shawkat). It appears George Michael is in college when his father Michael (Jason Bateman) walks in after he hears there is a girl in his dorm. That girl, of course, is cousin and object of affection Maeby.

Also shown are a few hints at plot, including Michael's move to Phoenix (where everything is too hot), an ostrich, an...
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'Arrested Development' Stars Unite For Premiere, John Krasinski Confirmed As Guest Star

April 30th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Arrested Development
Arrested Development's all-star cast was back together on the red carpet for the premiere of their Netflix series - and news was released that its guest star list is still growing.

Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Portia de Rossi, Michael Cera, Will Arnett, Alia Shawkat, David Cross, and Jessica Walter were back together after seven years of cancellation to meet the press and celebrate the unlikely return of the cult hit TV show.

According to USA Today, de Rossi called it "such a relief. It's so exciting. I've been waiting for a long, long time." 

"It was divine to put that hook back on," ...
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'Arrested Development' Cast Talks New Netflix Episodes At TCA

January 10th, 2013 1:00pm EST
Will Arnett, Portia De Rossi, Jason Bateman and Tony Hale
The Television Critics Association waited all week for the Arrested Development panel held by Netflix. In fact, they’ve been waiting six years since the Fox series was cancelled. The major rumor was the cast would reunite for a movie, but Netflix is putting on a 14 episode season of episodes. The difference is each episode will focus on one member of the Bluth family. That was the only way they could get the entire cast back.

“They have other commitments, they’re on other shows, they have other contractual obligations,” series creator Mitch Hurwitz explained. “Their lives have gone on so i...
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Lady Gaga & 11 Other Celebrities Who Struggled With Eating Disorders

September 27th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Lady Gaga
In response to growing criticism about her weight, Lady Gaga posted an image of herself in her underwear this week, tweeting, "join A BODY REVOLUTION." The photo included the caption: "Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15."

She is just one of many celebrities who have opened up about their struggles with weight and body image. It's no longer uncommon or shocking for a famous person to admit they struggled with an eating disorder.

According to the South Carolina Department of public health, approximately 8 million Americans have an eating disorder – 7 million women and 1 million men. Mean...
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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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15 Celebrities Who Chopped Off Their Hair

August 13th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Emma Watson
A truly daring star experiments with her hair for a film role or just because she wants to mix it up. But not everyone in Hollywood is so adventurous (could you see Angelina Jolie opting for a pixie cut? Probably not.)

Over the weekend, Miley Cyrus shocked fans by chopping off her newly blonde hair. Fans berated her on Twitter for taking the chance, and she responded with comments such "feel so happy, pretty, and free."

It is certainly liberating for a famous woman who is identified with a certain look to switch it up. In 2010, "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson revealed her newly shorn lock...
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Blonde Beauties Cameron Diaz & Portia De Rossi Pal Around In Hollywood

August 10th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Cameron Diaz & Portia De Rossi
We spotted friends Cameron Diaz and Portia de Rossi going to Salon Benjamin in West Hollywood, Calif., on Thursday. The two friends have very similar hair, so it's no surprise they go to the same hairdresser.

Cameron looked summery in a pair of bright yellow shorts, a striped boatneck shirt and lace-up sandals. Portia wore casual black pants and a striped tank top with strappy leather sandals.

Portia is currently filming new episodes of her cult series "Arrested Development" for Netflix, while Cameron is working on "The Counselor," in which a lawyer finds himself in over his head when he ...
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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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Portia De Rossi Lands Lily Munster Role

June 13th, 2012 8:39am EDT
Portia de Rossi
Portia De Rossi's TV comeback has taken a spooky turn - she's landed the role of Lily Munster in the remake of classic comedy series The Munsters.

The former Ally McBeal and Arrested Development star is heading back to the small screen with a lead role in The Smart One, and now she's also been hired for Mockingbird Lane, a reboot of the original 1960s sitcom.

She will portray the vampire bride of Herman Munster, to be played by Jerry O'Connell, while Eddie Izzard will take on the role of Grandpa Munster.

The upcoming series will tell the story of how the monstrous family ended up at t...
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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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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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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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Ron Howard Encourages 'Arrested Development' Fans To Keep Campaigning

November 17th, 2011 2:52pm EST
Ron Howard
Director/producer Ron Howard is encouraging fans of his cult comedy show Arrested Development to continue voicing their desire to see a new series and movie adaptation in an effort to ensure producers follow through with comeback plans.

The hit sitcom, which aired from 2003 to 2006 and starred Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi and Will Arnett, won critical acclaim for Howard and the cast, but it didn't make it past cult status among viewers and was cancelled.

Fans have long been campaigning for TV bosses to make a film version of the show, and their wish was granted last month when Bateman...
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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...
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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 ...
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'Arrested Development' Returning To TV With A Film To Follow

October 3rd, 2011 9:00am EDT
Arrested Development
Hit TV show Arrested Development is returning to screens for a new series and a full-length movie.

The cult comedy, which ran from 2003 to 2006, won critical acclaim, six Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe, making a big star of Jason Bateman.

Now the dysfunctional Bluth family are back, with Bateman confirming there will be 10 new episodes and a big screen outing in 2013.

On his Twitter.com page, he writes, "It's true. We will do 10 episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early '13. VERY excited!"

The series also starred Portia de Rossi, Wil...
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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 Twitter.com page to share the happy news with fans on Thursday, tweeting, "Today my wife officially became a U.S. Citizen. Congratulations Portia and America."
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Gay Celebrities Who Are Out And Proud!

June 14th, 2011 10:00am EDT
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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...
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Trespasser at Ellen DeGeneres & Portia De Rossi's Home Arrested

February 14th, 2011 10:35pm EST
Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi
A woman accused of trespassing on Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi's Los Angeles property has been charged with a misdemeanor following her arrest on Thursday.

Security guards at the couple's Beverly Hills compound found Karen Sjoden on the grounds of the stars' home, although she never entered the residence and did not get close to either the comedienne or the actress.

Police took Sjoden into custody and the 49-year-old suspect was charged on Monday.

If convicted, the alleged intruder faces up to six months in jail, in addition to a fine of $1,000.

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Intruder Arrested At Ellen Degeneres' Home

February 14th, 2011 9:28am EST
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A woman was arrested at Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi's Los Angeles home on Thursday for allegedly trespassing at the property.

Security officers at the pair's luxury home in Beverly Hills discovered an intruder in the grounds and detained the woman before handing her over to cops.

A rep tells People.com, "The property is protected by a 24-hour security team that detected and detained the intruder until she was turned over to the custody of Beverly Hills police officers, who arrested her.

"The intruder never entered the actual residence, and did not make any contact with either Ell...
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Portia De Rossi Found 'Ally McBeal' Lingerie Scene 'Revolting'

February 9th, 2011 9:19am EST
Portia De Rossi
Portia De Rossi still shudders at the thought of her "Ally McBeal" underwear episode because she felt so demeaned trying to win over her TV boss with alluring lingerie.

The lesbian feminist hadn't 'come out' about her sexuality when she shot the saucy stripping scene for "Ally McBeal," and she felt humiliated standing there in nothing but lacy underwear.

She tells Bust magazine, "The show was a huge break for me, and of course I wasn't going to make waves...but I was definitely shocked and disappointed that I'd gone from this really professional, hard-working woman to someone who just str...
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'Glee's' Max Adler Says He's Prepping for Karofsky's ... Lady Gaga Moment?

February 8th, 2011 9:49am EST
Max Adler | Photo Credits: Fox
McKinley High's resident bully Dave Karofsky says in real life, he's "all for dancing and singing."

"I'd jump on 'Thriller' in a heartbeat," Max Adler, who plays Karofsky, told TVGuide.com Monday morning, right after Glee 's post-Super Bowl episode drew a staggering 26.8 million viewers, making it the most-watched episode of a scripted series in three years. It so happens that Adler was a First Chair All-State show choir member in high school.

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