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March 25, 2015

Critics have panned the prison comedy, claiming the 'gay panic' jokes are offensive

Will Ferrell has defended the homophobic jokes in his new comedy Get Hard.

The film features hedge fund manager, played by Ferrell, using his law-abiding acquaintance, played by Kevin Hart, to prepare him for maximum security prison.

Critics have panned the film, with Variety saying it uses 'some of the ugliest gay-panic humor to befoul a studio release in recent memory'.

December 23, 2012

Lesbian comic and other celebrities like Beyoncé, Will Ferrell and Julianne Moore demand a plan to stop gun murders in the USA

Lesbian comic and television host Ellen DeGeneres is just one of several celebrities demanding an end to gun violence in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting.

Among the other artists making an appearance in the video also include Beyoncé, Julianne Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeremy Renner, Chris Rock and Will Ferrell.

The black-and-white video begins with the celebrities talking about the Columbine shootings in 1999, Virginia Tech in 2007 and Aurora, Colorado this year.

October 23, 2012

Lesbian comedian Ellen DeGeneres hailed as a trailblazer at Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

America’s top entertainers and comedians hailed Ellen DeGeneres as a trailblazer last night (22 October) as she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

DeGeneres follows in the footsteps of fellow comedians Will Ferrell and Tina Fey, becoming the 15th recipient of the prize.

‘I’m flattered. It’s fantastic. Of course, I think “What took so long?”’ she joked.

May 15, 2012

Joins exclusive club that includes Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Whoopi Goldberg and George Carlin

Ellen DeGeneres, whose talk show has won 25 Emmys, will need to make room on her awards shelf for yet another honor: the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Past winners include Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Whoopi Goldberg, Tina Fey, George Carlin and Will Ferrell.

'It's such an honor to receive the Mark Twain Prize,' she said in a statement. 'To get the same award that has been given to people like Bill Cosby, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell, it really makes me wonder … why didn't I get this sooner?'