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Ellen DeGeneres Emerges to Talk About Show Scandal

Comedian says she 'had a hard time' after report on workplace toxicity, 'but I am dancing now'

(Newser) - It's been nearly two years since Ellen DeGeneres bid adieu to her eponymous daytime talk show, which during its final stretch was accused of harboring a "toxic" work environment. On Wednesday, the 66-year-old comedian emerged to address the issue during a sold-out standup performance in Los Angeles, per...

Portia de Rossi Shocks Ellen DeGeneres With Vow Renewal

Couple will celebrate 15th wedding anniversary this summer

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres didn't know it, but Portia de Rossi's 50th birthday party doubled as a vow renewal ceremony for the couple, who will celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary this August. As an apparently "shocked" DeGeneres looked on and party guests gasped, per CNN and People , de Rossi...

Ellen DeGeneres Hemorrhages Viewers After 'Toxic' Allegations

Comedian's daytime talk show has seen a 43% ratings decline since 'toxic workplace' allegations

(Newser) - When Ellen DeGeneres kicked off her daytime talk show's 18th season in September, that episode drew in the highest ratings for one of her season openers in four years. Since then, however, there's been a "startling setback," per the New York Times , which reports on a...

Someone Broke Into Ellen's Home
Someone Broke
Into Ellen's Home

Someone Broke Into Ellen's Home

Montecito, California home burglarized

(Newser) - Expensive watches and jewelry were stolen from Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's Montecito home on July 4, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday. Authorities say they believe the home was targeted due to the fact that celebrities own it, People reports, and law enforcement says...

Ellen Sat Next to Dubya at a Football Game. Then, Backlash

After criticism, DeGeneres explained it's OK to be friends with people who have different beliefs

(Newser) - Celebrity, politics, and sports merged into one headline Monday after a flap over an NFL game that Ellen DeGeneres went to this weekend. The 61-year-old talk show host and her wife, Portia de Rossi, went to the Dallas Cowboys-Green Bay Packers game on Sunday as the guest of Charlotte Jones,...

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...

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

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...

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...

10 Celebs Gone Vegan
 10 Celebs Gone Vegan 

10 Celebs Gone Vegan

Bey, Jay are hardly trendsetters

(Newser) - Jay Z and Beyonce are currently eating vegan (although Beyonce's certainly not letting that affect the way she dresses ), but they're not exactly trendsetters. The Huffington Post rounds up 15 more celebs who eschew all animal products. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out...

Portia de Rossi: Diet Keeps My Face Young

'Arrested Development' star credits veganism

(Newser) - Since the return of Arrested Development, fans have been wondering one thing: What happened to Portia de Rossi's face? Her character looks so different in the new episodes that speculation ran rampant de Rossi must have had some work done in the intervening years. No official word from the...

Arrested Development Lives Up to the Hype
 Arrested Development 
 Lives Up to the Hype 
TV review

Arrested Development Lives Up to the Hype

Netflix unveils new Bluth adventures

(Newser) - The long wait is over: Arrested Development is back, with the entire fourth season available on Netflix. But does it live up to the hype? Plenty of critics say yes, though not all agree. Still, if you're not enamored with the show's new style, give it time and...

Arrested Development Filming Again

Full cast set to return

(Newser) - Michael, George Michael, and the rest of the Bluths are back as production begins today for the new season of Arrested Development. As of yesterday, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, and the rest of the full cast were set to return for the 10 new episodes, each of...

Meet Portia DeGeneres
 Meet Portia DeGeneres 

Meet Portia DeGeneres

De Rossi's name change becomes official

(Newser) - Portia de Rossi is no more. The actress and wife of Ellen DeGeneres has officially changed her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres, PopEater reports . “I just got some amazing news. The court has granted Portia's name change. She's now officially Portia Winfrey,” DeGeneres joked via Twitter yesterday....

Portia de Rossi Taking Ellen's Name

Two years after marriage, she wants to be DeGeneres

(Newser) - Portia de Rossi will soon be Portia DeGeneres. She filed the petition Friday, perhaps as a two-year anniversary present for wife Ellen, whom she married on August 16, 2008. The papers say “petitioner is taking the last name of her spouse,” TMZ reports, but People notes it won’...

13 Actors Playing Against (Sexual) Type
 13 Actors Playing 
 Against (Sexual) Type 
newsweek controversy

13 Actors Playing Against (Sexual) Type

Sean Hayes certainly isn't the first gay actor to play straight

(Newser) - Inspired by the controversy Newsweek stirred up when it ran a review slamming Sean Hayes’ portrayal of a straight man in Promises, Promises, CNN offers up a list of 13 actors who have played roles counter to their actual sexual orientation:
  • Portia de Rossi: Played it straight on Ally McBeal

Top 9 Oprah Moments
  Top 9 Oprah Moments 

Top 9 Oprah Moments

'You get a car! You get a car! You get a car!'

(Newser) - After 23 years of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the queen of talk has racked up quite a few memorable moments. In the wake of news that she's going to end the show in 2011, E! runs down the top nine, including Tom Cruise’s crazy couch dance, her car giveaway,...

A Boy for Daly and Other Baby News
 A Boy for Daly 
 and Other 
 Baby News 

A Boy for Daly and Other Baby News

(Newser) - Babies, babies everywhere. Carson Daly became a new dad Sunday and Jenna Jameson had twins yesterday, E! reports. Son Jackson James is the first child for Daly and girlfriend Siri Pinter, and their rep says they are “ecstatic.” The twin boys born to Jameson and boyfriend Tito Ortiz...

Ellen, Portia Turn to IVF for Baby

Couple hopes for a boy

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are ready to start a family, Star reports. Though de Rossi once considered adoption, the pair, who wed in August, have settled on in-vitro fertilization—and are hoping for a boy. “Portia is prepared to go through it 10 times if she has...

Ellen Gives $100K to Stop Prop 8

(Newser) - After being pilloried by gay rights activists, Ellen DeGeneres reportedly gave $100,000 to the No on Prop 8 coalition, which supports gay marriage in California, Access Hollywood notes. Along with the money, DeGeneres released a video on her website pleading with voters to not support the proposition, which would...

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