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July 1, 2014

Ranks behind only Beyonce, LeBron James, Dr. Dre and Oprah Winfrey when ranking world’s most powerful celebrities

Ellen DeGeneres is showing that after more than 20 years in the spotlight, she is only getting more popular - and powerful.

DeGeneres climbed up five spaces from last year to reach fifth place on Forbes Magazine's 15th Annual Celebrity 100 list.

Beyonce tops the list for the first time with last year's leader, Oprah Winfrey, dropping to fourth. In second-place is LeBron James and number three is Dr. Dre.

June 28, 2014

The US actress took the top spot in the LGBTI awards, Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Daley and Stephen Fry are also honoured

US trans actress and activist Laverne Cox was revealed as number one on the World Pride Power list last night (27 June).

The Orange is the New Black actress wasn’t able to attend the ceremony, but sent a video message instead.

‘I hope you can love each other more regardless of who you are or how you identify,’ said Cox. 

Cox has been hailed as one of the most recognizable and successful trans women in popular culture. She has appeared on talk shows with Wendy Williams and Katie Couric and was recently on the cover of Time magazine.

June 13, 2014

Talk show host airs hilarious compilation video of Eric Stonestreet, Miley Cyrus and others jumping in their seats

Ellen DeGeneres has earned many titles over the years.

Groundbreaker. Emmy winner. Oscar host. LGBTI activist.

But while doing all of that and becoming one of the most famous lesbians on the planet, DeGeneres has quietly been earning another title: Scariest woman on daytime TV.

On her daytime talk show this week, DeGeneres aired a compilation video of the various ways she has scared various celebrities including her own wife, Portia de Rossi.

May 31, 2014

Says Bomer: 'It's kind of a road trip film that leads to a stripper convention'

Basking in the critical and popular success of The Normal Heart, Matt Bomer appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday (31 May) to talk about that film and his next one.

Bomer shared how reading Larry Kramer's play The Normal Heart when he was a teenager really changed - and probably saved - his life.

'It encouraged me to practice safe sex,' he said. 'But also, I knew that somewhere out there, there was somebody who understood me and would stand by me.'

May 27, 2014

One of the most famous lesbian couples in the world want to fight for same-sex marriage in Australia

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi are apparently planning to renew their wedding vows in Australia this summer.

One of the most famous lesbian couples in the world, the loved up twosome are said to be organizing a lavish ceremony to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary in Sydney.

The duo, according to OK Magazine, ‘want to show their commitment to each other’ and help push for same-sex marriage in De Rossi’s home country.

May 23, 2014

Parsons has been with partner more than a decade and says 'you get used to your life as it is'

Jim Parsons may have thought he was going on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week just to promote his movie The Normal Heart.

But the host had other things in mind: marriage.

DeGeneres, who got married to Portia de Rossi in 2008, put The Big Bang Theory star on the spot about his un-wedded bliss with Todd Spiewak, his partner of more than 11 years.

'Eleven years is enough time to know,' DeGeneres said to Parsons who squirmed a bit in his seat.

May 2, 2014

'I'm so proud of you, so happy for you. I know what a scary thing that is'

For the second time this week, Ellen DeGeneres welcomed a newly out famous lesbian onto her daytime talk show and offered them public congratulations for coming out.

Just a few days after an appearance by Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page dropped by to talk about her Valentine's Day revelation.

'I am so proud of you for coming out and I'm happy for you,' DeGeneres told her guest. 'I know what a scary thing that is. ... It's a scary thing to verbalize, to say it out loud.'

April 30, 2014

'It's wonderful to have somebody who's had the courage and strength to do it and to be another face'

Ellen DeGeneres has competition now as the most famous lesbian to be on television each weekday in the US - and she couldn't be happier about it.

Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts came out publicly at the end of last year in a Facebook post that thanked her girlfriend of nearly nine years for taking care of her through a life-threatening illness.

'Not everybody wants to be in the spotlight,' Roberts said of her publicity shy girlfriend Amber Laign during an appearance Tuesday (29 April) on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

April 30, 2014

When show debuted in 1998, Messing says such cluelessness 'was considered a good thing for the show'

The landmark NBC sitcom Will & Grace didn't want to be in your face when it premiered back in 1998 - a year after Ellen DeGeneres came out and more than a decade before the premiere of Modern Family.

Debra Messing, the actress who won an Emmy for her performance as the best friend of a gay man (played by Eric McCormack), remembers that the subject of Will's sexuality had to be introduced delicately.

April 15, 2014

Michael Sam, Rachel Maddow and Andy Cohen also in the top 10

Boosted by her triumph hosting the Academy Awards last month, Ellen DeGeneres has landed atop Out Magazine's 8th annual Power 50 list which ranks of the most influential LGBTI voices in American culture.

DeDeneres, who finished second on the list last year, moved up a spot based in the Oscars which were the highest rated Academy Awards telecast in a decade and resulted in the temporary crashing of Twitter due to the host's all-star selfie.

April 13, 2014

Evening also features Ellen Page and Rita Moreno but honoree Norman Lear calls in sick

This year's Los Angeles chapter of the GLAAD Media Awards took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where the Golden Globe Awards - the most star-studded of all the award shows - are held each January.

March 20, 2014

US president says life in White House not near as exciting as on shows like House of Cards and Scandal

US President Barack Obama appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today and had a little something to say about the all-star selfie the host engineered while hosting the Oscars.

The selfie broke the retweet record that had been set by Obama.

'I don't know if you know this, but I was aiming to break your record of retweets and I apologize for doing it,' DeGeneres told Obama who appeared via satellite from The White House.

March 5, 2014

Host is seen saying to writers of now legendary all-star selfie: 'I really hope everyone jumps in this picture'

The nice thing about being the host of the Oscars and having your own daytime talk show is that you can extend the experience for days.

That's what Ellen DeGeneres has done this week with her latest post-Oscars treat being a nearly seven-minute video that takes viewers behind the scenes of her experience as host of the Academy Awards.

'I had a lot of fun hosting the Oscars,' DeGeneres tells her talk show audience. 'There was a camera following me around from the day we started rehearsing and all week and all backstage throughout the show.'

March 5, 2014

Homer Simpson tries to photobombs the now iconic Twitter-breaking group shot  - is kept out by Bradley Cooper's foot

If the Ellen DeGeneres all-star selfie from Sunday's Academy Awards wasn't already iconic, it certainly is now.

The shot featuring the Oscar host with the likes of Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper has been given the royal animated treatment by the creator of The Simpsons.

Matt Groening gives a 'wider view' of the epic shot with an illustration he posted on Twitter on Tuesday (4 March).

March 4, 2014

Late night host cozies up with couple and even brings his own fondue pot

Who could blame Ellen DeGeneres for wanting to get cozy in bed with gorgeous wife Portia de Rossi after hosting the Academy Awards last night?

At least that was the scene in this hilarious opening sequence to Jimmy Kimmel's annual post-Oscars special on ABC.

The couple soon realizes they are not alone - there is a man in their bed.

That man is Jimmy Kimmel and not only do his pajamas match theirs, he has brought along his own fondue pot for late night snacking.

March 4, 2014

Awards telecast scores its highest ratings in 14 years while her live post-Oscar  show nabs highest ratings ever for daytime gabfest

The Ellen DeGeneres-hosted Academy Awards telecast - complete with Twitter-busting selfies and pizza - scored the highest ratings for any Oscar show since 2000.

Sunday's Oscars attracted 47.3 million viewers - up 8% from last year's telecast hosted by Seth Macfarlane.

But Ellen-fever did not stop there.

March 4, 2014

Guests and host are blissfully bleary-eyed during live broadcast

Three of the four acting Oscar winners reunited with host Ellen DeGeneres Monday (3 March) for a live post-Oscars broadcast of her daytime talk show.

Best supporting actor winner Jared Leto and DeGeneres dished about the all-star selfie that has now been retweeted more than 3 million times.

Leto dashed from his seat to be a part of it and managed to get his eyeballs in the group shot.

March 4, 2014

'I think she thought it would be funny ... I think it went a bit astray on her'

Liza Minnelli doesn't think Ellen DeGeneres' joke on Oscar night about her being a drag queen was so funny.

Minnelli, for decades a popular character for drag performers, was sitting in the audience of the Dolby Theatre with siblings Lorna and Joey Luft when DeGeneres joked that it was actually a drag queen and not Liza.

'Good job, sir!' DeGeneres joked as Minnelli looked confused and her sister Lorna roared with laughter.

Turns out Minnelli, the 1973 Oscar winner for Cabaret, wasn't so thrilled with the execution of the joke.

March 3, 2014

Photo also includes Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and Jared Leto, among others

Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres crashed Twitter during the Academy Awards telecast on Sunday (2 March) with an all-star selfie for the ages.

While the Oscars were still underway, the photo had been retweeted more than 1.2 million times.

For the selfie, DeGeneres was quickly surrounded by two of the night's winners Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto as well as nominees Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep along with Brad Pitt.

The photo was actually taken by Cooper after DeGeneres handed her camera phone to him.

March 3, 2014

Liza Minnelli, Channing Tatum and Jared Leto among those who show host snaps pics with

Ellen DeGeneres snapped more than just the now-classic all-star selfie she had taken during the Oscars telecast (see below).

The host posted to her Twitter account during the show photos she took with Liza Minnelli, Channing Tatum and Jared Leto.

March 3, 2014

Also delivers classic line suggesting Liza Minnelli in audience was really female impersonator

Ellen DeGeneres may have a reputation for being one of the nicest women in showbiz but she wasn't afraid to poke fun at some folks during her gig as Oscar host on Sunday (2 March).

DeGeneres got new material just before the show when she learned that nominee Jennifer Lawrence had fallen on the red carpet after getting out of her limousine.

The 2013 best actress winner had famously tripped while going up the stairs to the stage to accept her statue last year.

February 28, 2014

Openly gay GMA host has relaxed and candid interview with openly gay Oscar host

Two of television's most successful lesbian personalities got together for a relaxed chat a few days before one of them hosts the Academy Awards for the second time.

Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, who came out publicly last December, got Ellen DeGeneres to open up in an interview that aired Thursday (27 February) on the ABC show.

February 21, 2014

Oscar host dispells tabloid break-up rumors in heartfelt interview

Ellen DeGeneres knows all about those tabloid rumors that she and wife Portia de Rossi are breaking up.

Even fellow celebrities are wondering.

Gayle King ran into a friend of the couple at an Oprah Winfrey party and said she heard break-up rumors while Nigel Lythgoe went so far as to text DeGeneres and say: 'I hope the rumors aren't true.'

They are not, DeGeneres says in a deeply-personal cover story in People Magazine this week.

February 21, 2014

Elisha Cuthbert, star of Happy Endings, will be playing the lead role in DeGeneres' new sitcom One Big Happy

Happy Endings star Elisha Cuthbert was announced as the lead actress for Ellen DeGeneres’ new lesbian sitcom today (21 February).

The gay TV host and actress, who came out with her on-screen sitcom character in 1997, will be the executive producer for the comedy One Big Happy.

The show will center on a pair of platonic friends, a gay woman Lizzy and a straight guy Luke, who live together and decide to raise a child together via artificial insemination.

Just as Lizzy gets pregnant, Luke impulsively marries his girlfriend Prudence.