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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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Alex From Target -- From Cashier To Cha-ching! Wanted in Hollywood

Alex From Target
From Cashier To Cha-ching! Wanted in Hollywood

Attention shoppers ... get a good look at "Alex from Target" because the dude probably won't be bagging Cheetos and batteries much longer -- now that he's taking meetings in… READ MORE >

Ellen DeGeneres -- $10K DONATION TO DEVON STILL

Ellen DeGeneres
$10K DONATION TO DEVON STILL

Pretty cool moment from Ellen DeGeneres -- when she hooked up Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still with a $10,000 DONATION to help his 4-year-old daughter in her fight against… READ MORE >

- 62 days ago
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Flipping Houses -- Ellen's Got Nothing On Us!

Kim and Kanye
Ellen's Got Nothing on Us We're Flipping Houses Too!

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West don't see bedrooms and bathrooms in their new mansion ... they see dollar signs ... and that's why they're going to sell it and officially enter the house-flipping… READ MORE >

- 163 days ago
Ellen DeGeneres -- I Just Made a FORTUNE ... Flipping My New Mansion

Ellen DeGeneres
I Just Made a Fortune Flipping My New Mansion

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- 164 days ago
Sophia Grace -- 'Ellen' Kid Scores $50K Movie Payday

Sophia Grace
'Ellen' Kid Scores $50K Movie Payday

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- 190 days ago
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 >

- 289 days ago
Ellen Doesn't Own Famous Oscar Photo ... Guess Who Does

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

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- 289 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 >

- 290 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 >

- 290 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 >

- 290 days ago

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