TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Ellen --

'She's Gay?!'

5/11/2007 5:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

rosiemouth-1In a long video post on her blog, Rosie O'Donnell claims fellow out lesbian Ellen DeGeneres is not allowed to talk about anything "gay, gay gay!" on her daytime talk show. Mum's the L word?

In her video, Rosie claims Ellen signed a contract that forbids her to mention anything to do with gay issues, adding, "I talk about 'gay' because I like to and she doesn't talk about it because she doesn't want to or she can't."

TMZ contacted a rep for Telepictures, producers of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," who jokingly said "She's gay? Who knew?" The rep then added that this is completely untrue, and that they have no such contracts with any of their hosts, saying,"Ellen is free to talk about whatever she wants and we encourage her to do so."

On an episode this week, Ellen joked about being able to stand upright following her recent back injury, saying, "I'm not quite straight. Well, you know that."

In 1997, Ellen publicly came out of the closet in a groundbreaking episode of her ABC series, paving the way for hit gay-themed TV shows like "Will & Grace" and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy."

TMZ is a joint venture between AOL and Telepictures, which produces "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

119 COMMENTS

No Avatar
16.

karen    

rosie should just mind her own business,,,,ellen has class and she doesnt,,thats why she's a success and everyone likes her...she doesnt feel the need to constantly bring up her sexuality on her show , like rosie does...
i cant wait till she is off the view.

we love ellen and noone cares if she is gay or not, she feels she doesnt always need to throw it in our faces like rosie does

2691 days ago
17.

c    

Ellen learned her lesson me thinks. Her sitcom went into the toilet after she felt a "need" to let the world know she's gay. I don't care what her sexual orientation is, just don't use the air ways to hammer people about it - Rosie never learns lessons, because Rosies never wrong....

2691 days ago
18.

jProud American Author    

Ellen is wonderfully entertaining. Take time to read. Check at D'Maria Scaglione's books at Amazon. Do a google search on her name. She rocks and gives hope to all.

2691 days ago
19.

Jean    

I used to love Rosie a long time ago but I truly think she's gone 'round the bend. She's gott lay off this blame and hate trip she's playin' on everyone, man its just sad. I don't hate her for this, rather I pity her.

2691 days ago
20.

aSiF    

Is Rosie the measuring stick for those who are gay and how they should behave. I hope not - - sorry Ro, not all are defined by the way they love another person. Please hush.

2691 days ago
21.

TheMediaConnedUs    

Why does everyone have to be like you? You are absolutely the most disgusting person, WTF happened to you? Hey seriously.... GET SOME HELP, YOU HAVE SERIOUS MENTAL ISSUES!

2691 days ago
22.

c    

You know what they say - misery loves company and Rosie is on a constant search for anyone who will keep her company.

2691 days ago
23.

TheMediaConnedUs    

Hey Ellen, you rock! Keep on doing what you do and please do not become a bitter, hate filled know it all that insists that everyone think and act the way she does. Rosie, your nothing but a BULLY!

2691 days ago
24.

BeeBee    

Why should Ellen talk about gay issues all the time?? Being gay is only a PART of who she is, it's not ALL she's about!! Everyone knows she's gay at this point so big deal. Gay or straight people's sexual preference doesn't solely define them as a person.

2691 days ago
25.

Kaili    

Rosie is pissed at ellen becuse ellen actually talks about other topics other than gays!!
maybe ellen has more to say other than things about gays.
rosie should take a cue and do the same.

2691 days ago
26.

Frankie    

Rosie needs to shut her big fat pie hole. She's either a total mental case who needs to be locked up and given shock treatment or she's a pathological. Either way, she bugs.

2691 days ago
27.

Amy NY    

and cover your fat assed mouth. Why was she once the queen on nice now she`s just the worlds biggest pain in the ass
Better yet stick your foot in your mouth and shut up

2691 days ago
28.

Sean Bresnahan    

No doubt Rosie hates Ellen. Ellen is a well-adjusted, happy and successful TV host loved by millions of people. Rosie isn't!

2691 days ago
29.

Peeps    

Unlike big mouth Ro, Ellen is pleasant and entertaining. She's not trying to cram her opinions down everyone's throat!

2691 days ago
30.

Jennifer    

Rosie, I love you but for heaven's sake, why do you always being so ugly about everything? You are really doing yourself 'in' more and more each day!! Please, for the love of God, be yourself but tone it down a bit.
Ellen is just the bomb!! She is so wonderful! To be honest here, I am NOT gay and don't really need to hear about gay stuff. My stance is "to each his own". I try my best to understand people and not judge. Who the heck cares if she does or does not say anything about gay issues. Rosie is way out of line here.....again. Always trying to stir the pot. Why oh why oh why does she do this?!

2691 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web