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Celine Dion Raps on Ellen

Shows off her chops, but won't say that B-word

(Newser) - Take a 48-year-old Canadian crooner, put her on a daytime talk show, and arm her with rap lyrics, and you have, well, you have the makings of Monday's Ellen Show, reports CNN . Declaring, "my career is going to end tonight," Celine Dion nonetheless gamely belted out lyrics... More »

Ellen Insists She's Not Racist After Controversial Bolt Tweet

She tweeted picture of herself riding the sprinter

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres is in hot water after tweeting a photo Monday showing her riding on the back of Usain Bolt. The photo of the Jamaican sprinter grinning back at his competitors as he won gold in the 100-meter dash in the Rio Olympics quickly got turned into quite a few... More »

It's No Nemo, but Dory Still Makes a Splash

Ellen DeGeneres is superb: critics

(Newser) - A flashback to her childhood sends Dory—a blue tang suffering from memory loss—fishing for her family in Finding Dory—Pixar's much-anticipated sequel to 2003's Finding Nemo. Despite its threat to real-life fish , critics argue it was worth the wait. Here's what they're saying.
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Ellen DeGeneres' Boob Joke Leads to Lawsuit

Titi Pierce is suing Warner Bros.

(Newser) - Warner Bros. might have to pay a high price for a joke Ellen DeGeneres made on her show back in February. During a segment about funny signs, DeGeneres aired a picture of a sign a viewer sent in for Georgia real estate agent Titi Pierce. Surely you can see where... More »

Hillary Clinton, Ghostbusters Cast to Hit Ellen

'Get your Woman Cards ready'

(Newser) - "Get your Woman Cards ready," says Ellen DeGeneres. The talk show host will sit down with Hillary Clinton, as well as the all-female cast of Ghostbusters for interviews that will air on her show Wednesday to the presumable delight of feminists. Sony Pictures, however, which booked the show... More »

Teen Who Returned Thor's Wallet Gets a Hero's Reward

'Ma, do you know who this is?'

(Newser) - A 17-year-old kid who returned Thor's missing wallet is an even bigger Boy Scout than Captain America—literally. Mashable reports actor Chris Hemsworth was eating with his family in a "rough" area of Los Angeles when he forgot his wallet. "I left my wallet on the table... More »

Gap: Sorry for Black Girl as 'Armrest' in Ad

Critics say GapKids photo is racially insensitive—but there's a twist

(Newser) - A new Gap ad is causing a stir on social media for what critics say is a racist depiction of a young black girl, Fortune reports. The photo features the child and three white girls. While the two girls bookending the photo strike acrobatic poses, the white girl in the... More »

How Adele Really Felt About Grammys Performance

There were tears, she tells Ellen DeGeneres

(Newser) - Adele seemed like she handled her Grammy performance troubles pretty well, tweeting afterward that "s--- happens" and noting that she was "treating myself to an in n out" as a result, "so maybe it was worth it." But in a clip from Thursday's Ellen DeGeneres ... More »

Obama Recites Love Poem to Michelle on Ellen

'I Obamacare about you more than you even know'

(Newser) - President Barack Obama, who's spending another Valentine's Day apart from wife Michelle, did the next best thing short of celebrating the lovers' holiday with her: On Friday's broadcast of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the president recited a love poem he says he had planned to deliver to... More »

Kim Really Does Like 'Easton West' for Baby Name

We are not kidding

(Newser) - For those of you who think Kim Kardashian might name her second child "South," get real. "It's not a good direction," Kardashian said on Ellen today, according to E! . "[We] haven't decided on name ... It's definitely not South. Every time someone says... More »

Ellen, Portia Skip Event After 'Epic' Fight: Sources

But couple denies the rumors

(Newser) - The rumors of trouble in paradise for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi keep on coming : The couple was supposed to attend a charity fundraiser Sunday but never showed up, and sources tell Page Six it's because they had "an epic fight" in the car on the way... More »

5 Actors Who Wrote Books That Are Actually Good

And not all of them are memoirs

(Newser) - When you think of books written by celebrities, "fine literature" might not be the first two words that come to mind —but College Candy rounds up 10 books by celebs you might actually want to read:
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey: Funny, inspiring, and has some important things to
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Driving the Banderas-Griffith Split: Cheating?

Cheating rumors also crop up for DeGeneres, de Rossi

(Newser) - Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas say their divorce is amicable , but the inevitable rumors running wild suggest otherwise. Radar has heard a couple stories about Banderas—one source says he took an Indian actress on a romantic getaway in 2012; a Brazilian woman says he hit on her; even Sharon... More »

Portia Went to Rehab Over 'Ugly' Ellen Fight: Insider

Things got pretty bad between de Rossi, DeGeneres: source

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi always seem like such a lovely couple—but things are apparently very different behind closed doors. A source tells In Touch that de Rossi did a secret 30-day stint in rehab in May—and, as per the Contra Costa Times , it was trouble with... More »

11 Celebs' Strange Pre-Fame Jobs

From birthday party clown to outhouse cleaner

(Newser) - Hey, you gotta start somewhere. Radar rounds up 25 celebrities who had strange—and sometimes a little embarrassing—jobs before they got their big breaks. A sampling:
  • Cindy Crawford: Shucked corn at a local fair for $4 an hour. (But note, that's how she ended up getting discovered.)
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Catholic Principal Apologizes Over 'Poor Role Model' Ellen DeGeneres

Because school used celeb's image on dance invitation

(Newser) - Let's see, Ellen DeGeneres likes to dance, and she also likes to host the Oscars. So it kind of made sense when an elementary school near Philadelphia sent out invitations for an Oscar-themed dance innocently adorned with photos of the celeb. Except: The school is Catholic and its principal... More »

Jodie Foster Joins AA —for Her New Love

She's apparently dating Ellen DeGeneres' ex

(Newser) - Jodie Foster is reportedly dating Ellen DeGeneres' ex, photographer Alexandra Hedison—and sources say the relationship is getting so serious that Foster has given up alcohol, because Hedison is a recovering alcoholic who has been sober for more than 10 years. Foster "joined Alcoholics Anonymous and has embraced a... More »

Obama to Ellen: Oscars Selfie Was a 'Cheap Stunt'

ObamaCare's hawker-in-chief hits talk show

(Newser) - President Obama is on Ellen today, and in clips the show released, he gives host Ellen DeGeneres grief about her famous Oscars selfie —because before she broke the record for most retweets, Obama was the one who held it. "I don't know if you know this, but... More »

Kevin Spacey Answers Ford Brothers Via Photoshop

They wanted their picture taken with him

(Newser) - We'll go ahead and score this one a win for Kevin Spacey. After the Ford brothers of Toronto—that would be Mayor Rob and city councillor Doug—complained about not being allowed to have their photo taken with the actor, Spacey responded on Twitter by Photoshopping himself between the... More »

Tip for the Oscars Pizza Delivery Guy? $1K

He appears on Ellen DeGeneres' show to talk about the experience

(Newser) - The guy who delivered pizzas to the Oscars appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show yesterday, and the Academy Awards host gave him a $1,000 tip. Edgar Martirosyan, who owns Big Mama's & Papa's Pizzeria with his brother, said he thought the pizza order was for the writers... More »

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