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Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres said she was "proud and happy" that retail store J.C. Penney had stood by her in the face of conservative anti-gay campaign, and said there was no such thing as a "pro-gay bandwagon."Breaking her silence on the furor, DeGeneres, one of America's best known gay celebrities also poked fun at the One Million Moms group who had urged J.C. Penney to drop her as a spokeswoman because she is a lesbian and said they would boycott the store."For those of you who are just tu... Read More
Ellen DeGeneres is leaving American Idol
After one season on the hit TV show, she is claiming it wasn't "the right fit."Ellen broke the news herself on Twitter by tweeting
"Dim the lights ... I've voted myself off American Idol."
Ellen claims she came to her decision, "a couple months ago" -- and admits, "It was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings." She concludes, "I am very grateful for the year I had.... Read More
Ellen DeGeneres officially began her bid to try and outdo Ryan Seacrest in the multiple job department by working her first day as an American Idol judge on Tuesday.While Fox started airing the audition rounds in Boston last night, Ellen was busy taping the competition's Hollywood Week."It is an amazing time," the talk-show host said during Wednesday's episode of her own program. But she was quick to point out that being the bearer of bad... Read More
In a stunning -- and potentially brilliant -- late afternoon announcement, Fox said the talk show host/comic will become the new fourth judge on America's top-rated show, starting with the live episodes in February. She replaces Paula Abdul
who quit "Idol" over the summer due to a salary scuffle. DeGener es
simultaneously announced the news on her Twitter feed and duri... Read More
Talk show host Ellen Degeneres will marry longtime girlfriend this weekend in California, according to media reports. Us Weekly, who broke the story, reports that DeGeneres, 50, and Portia de Rossi, 35, are preparing for a small, intimate ceremony with a few close friends and family. Degeneres told reporters at the Daytime Emmy Awards in June that the two were planning their "dream wedding." "How do I feel about it? I obviously feel it's long overdue," said DeGeneres at the awards, reports Fox... Read More