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Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen Lee DeGeneres ( /dɨˈdʒɛnərəs/; born January 26, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, television host and actress. She hosts the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. DeGeneres has hosted both the Academy Awards and the Primetime Emmys. As a film actress, she starred in Mr. Wrong, appeared in EDtv and The Love Letter, and provided the voice of Dory in the Disney-Pixar animated film Finding Nemo, for which she was awarded a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first and only time a voice performance won a Saturn Award. She was a judge on American Idol for one year, having joined the show in its ninth season. She also starred in two television sitcoms, Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and The Ellen Show from 2001 to 2002. During the fourth season of Ellen in 1997, DeGeneres came out publicly as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Shortly afterwards, her character Ellen Morgan also came out to a therapist played by Winfrey, and the series went on to explore various LGBT issues including the coming out process. She has won thirteen Emmys and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts.

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Liza Minnelli -- Ellen Called Me a Drag Queen, and it Wasn't Funny

Liza Minnelli
Ellen Called Me a Drag Queen ... And it Wasn't Funny

Liza Minnelli didn't like the joke Ellen DeGeneres cracked about her at the Oscars ... suggesting she was actually a drag queen.Liza and a male companion hit up Craig's restaurant in West… READ MORE >

Ellen Doesn't Own Famous Oscar Photo ... Guess Who Does

Ellen
She Doesn't Own Oscar Pic ... Guess Who Does

Ellen DeGeneres does NOT own the picture that broke Twitter ... unless he signed his rights away, the owner of the famous Oscar pic is BRADLEY COOPER.Here's the way it works ... the person who… READ MORE >

- 44 days ago
Big Oscar Winner -- Mama's & Papa's Pizza ... Scores $10 Mil in Free Publicity

Mama's & Papa's Pizza
Big Oscar Winner Scores $10 Mil in Free Publicity

Big Mama's & Papa's pizza joint was actually the big winner at the Oscars -- it got more than $10 million in publicity and didn't have to pay a penny -- in fact, they actually got paid.A… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Oscars Pizza Guy -- They Greased the Pizza But NOT My Hand

Oscar Pizza Guy
They Greased the Pizza But NOT My Hand!

The guy who delivered pizzas to the Oscars had no idea Ellen collected hundreds of bucks earmarked for his tip.Edgar was all business after the ceremony when we caught up with him as he went… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Academy Awards Pizza Guy -- Cheered By Co-Workers ... Missed Out On FAT Tip

Academy Awards Pizza Guy
Cheered By Co-Workers Missed Out On Fat Tip

The guy who delivered pizza to celebs like Jared Leto, Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts during the Academy Awards returned to work with a hero's welcome ... but the burning question… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Ellen DeGeneres Now Owns Maybe the Best House in L.A.!

Ellen DeGeneres
Now Owns Maybe the Best House in L.A.!

Ellen DeGeneres just bought an amazing house in one of the ritziest areas of L.A. -- TMZ has learned.The house is so baller it has a name -- The Brody House.  Real estate sources tell TMZ ...… READ MORE >

- 96 days ago
Ellen DeGeneres -- Calls Cops in Attempt to Rescue Abused Puppy

Ellen DeGeneres
Calls Cops in Attempt to Rescue Abused Puppy

Ellen DeGeneres wants to save a 3-month old puppy from an owner accused of kicking the animal and swinging it around by its leash ... TMZ has learned.Law enforcement sources tell us Ellen reached… READ MORE >

- 277 days ago
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi Drop $26.5 Million On Astounding Cali Mansion

Ellen & Portia
Drop $26.5 Million On Astounding Cali Mansion

It's the kinda house 99.999% of the world will never see ... let alone OWN -- but TMZ has learned, Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi just purchased this $26.5 million mansion in Santa… READ MORE >

- 330 days ago
Ryan Seacrest Unloads Fabled Mansion

Ryan Seacrest
Unloads Fabled Mansion

Ryan Seacrest has just sold the mansion he called home before upgrading to Ellen DeGeneres' sick pad ... TMZ has learned.The 8,000 square foot house -- which has a detached nightclub -- was listed… READ MORE >

- 596 days ago
Ellen DeGeneres -- Downsizing & Out in Beverly Hills

Ellen & Portia de Rossi
Downsizing & Out in Beverly Hills

After selling their old mega-compound to Ryan Seacrest for $49 million, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are really downsizing ... into a cozy $18 million mid-century modern Beverly Hills… READ MORE >

- 699 days ago

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