Ellen DeGeneres has revealed that commercials she has made for JC Penney will premiere during the Academy Awards telecast on Sunday (26 February).
'I can't tell you how excited I am about them,' DeGeneres said to her talk show audience Friday. 'There are five different ones that run throughout the Oscars. I had so much fun making them. I'm proud of them. ... They're beautifully done.'
DeGeneres shared with the audience outtakes (see below) from two of the five commercials. One has her outside the Roman Colosseum while the other is set in a Victorian-era hat shop in England.
'They will make a lot more sense when you see the the Oscars,' she told her audience.
The group OneMillionMoms had tried to get retail chain JC Penney to fire DeGeneres as their spokesperson because she is a lesbian. But the company stood by DeGeneres and more than 43,000 people have signed a Stand Up For Ellen petition on Change.org.