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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."

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106.

lisa z    

Rosie, shut the hell up already, yuck!!! Ellen is great, and really funny, with class.

2688 days ago
107.

Karen    

Does anyone remember when Rosie was "the Queen of Nice" on her own show? And do you remember when Ellen came out? Ellen was on the Rosie show, and Ellen said to Rosie, "Come on, come out with me." Rosies response was "no, no, no!!" Now we cant' get her to shut up about it. She has taken the "gayness" too far. We are all tired of hearing it. Then after Rosie quit her own show, she made the statement that she no longer has to be nice, because she doesn't have her own show anymore? Never heard another nice statement come out of her mouth.

2688 days ago
108.

Truth Days    

Is it my imagination or did years not go by and Rosie never told any one she was gay because she did not want to lose her sponssors - she even went to the point and made up this strage obsession with Tom Cruise - let's not even get started on that wacko. Rosie is pathetic. When did she become the moral judge for the world. And all of you who idealize this tub of lard are as pathetic as she is. Rosie is a loser who people like because she gives free stuff to her audience. She preaches so much about being true to her heart and what is right - after you made your millions deceiving America that is easy. Rosie go adopt some babies and disappear from the rest of the world. You add about as much value to this world as Paris Hilton.

2688 days ago
109.

NATALIE REID FAN!!!    

ROSIE SUXXXXX! SHE NEEDS TO KEEP HER MILITANT FAT MOUTH SHUT. PEOPLE LIKE ELLEN BECAUSE SHE IS NOT SOME OBNOXIOUS BLOWHARD. SHE HAS CLASS, IT IS THAT SIMPLE.

2688 days ago
110.

suzy    

rosie's vlog has to be the most irritating vlog ever. hi, i don't wanna be spoken down to by 3 old, aloof, pretentious, clueless, miserable hags (one of them constantly chewing) daily KTHXBAI

2687 days ago
111.

White Rabbit    

I'd like to acquire the world's biggest tube of Krazy glue and pay a visit to Rosie's house. Who's with me?

2687 days ago
112.

Hello    

GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY
LESBIAN LESBIAN LESBIAN LESBIAN LESBIAN LEBIAN

The responses at TMZ clearly show the level of anti-gay hatred in this country. The responses show that if you are GAY you can not say certain things like talking about your relationships. Yet you have Eva Longoria talking about how she will not have sex with Tony Parker before games for fear it might ruin his performances. HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT DOUBLE STANDARD?!!! You are NOT going to have one standard for gay people and one for straight people. NO WAY!!!! Ellen and Rosie and any other gay person can talk about their relationships.

GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY
LESBIAN LESBIAN LESBIAN LESBIAN LESBIAN LEBIAN

THE SIGNATURE OF THE ANTI-GAY CROWD IS CONTROL. They want to control EVERY aspect of a gay person's life including what they say. This is an example of that. They want gay people to not talk about their relationships while straight people can. They want gay couples not to hold hands in public while straight couples can. They want gay couples not to kiss in public while straight couples can.

GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY
LESBIAN LESBIAN LESBIAN LESBIAN LESBIAN LEBIAN

2687 days ago
113.

Hello    

There are so many people on here that believe they know everthing about gay people and they know nothing. Cecelia Rougellis (post #93), let me inform you that opposite-sex couple talk about their relationships ALL-THE-TIME, NON-STOP. You are delusional Cecelia. Delusional. Gay people do not say gay this and gay that. You can't stand when a gay person mentions anything to do with them so you blow it up to being their entire life.

You have all the haters. That what you are; H A T E R S. People that hate gay people come on TMZ everytime there is a post about Rosie O'Donnell so they can express there hate. They have nothing to say except they hate gay people and Rosie is their proxy for saying it. Since Rosie is opionionated and brash they feel they have their opportunity to say what they really feel about gay people.

2687 days ago
114.

Fed up    

I agree with post #14. I think Ellen learned her lesson. I love Ellen but when her sitcom became about gays, I stop watching. What she does in her personal life is her business.

2687 days ago
115.

pgknight    

Rosie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You have absolutely NO CLASS and Ellen is loaded with it. Get over yourself, everyone else has.

2686 days ago
116.

Glory Bee    

My 14 year old daughter & I agree, Ellen is smart & talented, she is like a good book you want to keep reading. Rosie is vulgar & hateful, and we believe that spewing lies is not a desirable talent. Ellen promotes aceptance based on her behaviour. Rosie's behaviour justifies all lesbian bashing.

2686 days ago
117.

Mariane    

OK, I like to laugh and be entertained when I watch a chat show. When I watch Letterman or Leno I get that. When I watch Ellen I get that too. When I watch Rosie, I don't get that so much. The format at The View is just different. It encourages opinion in a more serious way and I wonder what I would think of Ellen or Leno or Letterman if they had Rosie's chair over at The View. After giving this whole thing some thought think I have always enjoyed the comedy of Ellen, Leno, Letterman--I never really thought Rosie was that funny. But there are things I like about Rosie...just prefer the styles of the other comics more. I don't think that is a Gay issue. I just find some folks more entertaining than others.

2686 days ago
118.

interested    

i think gay should be left off television and movies entirely, it is unnatural and otherwise sickening to the normal public, i have known gay people but they respect me enough to not discuss it in front of me, it's not normal and they need to get help

2684 days ago
119.

cc couert    

ellen is gay she loves weomen ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
she is a lesbian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1600 days ago
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