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Posted Wednesday 12/12/18 at 1:45PM EST
Ellen DeGeneres "changes her mind all the time" about whether to end her daytime talk show
Source: The New York Times
In a New York Times profile in advance of Ellen DeGeneres' Relatable Netflix special, Jason Zinoman writes: "DeGeneres recently took the option to extend her contract — until the summer of 2020 — although she had been close to declining. On the question of leaving, she changes her mind all the time. Her brother has been an advocate for staying on, making the case that in the age of Trump, the country needs her positive, unifying voice on television every day." DeGeneres says that while her brother, Vance DeGeneres, wants her to stay, her wife Portia de Rossi would prefer her to do other things. “She gets mad when my brother tells me I can’t stop,” says DeGeneres. “I just think she’s such a brilliant actress and standup that it doesn’t have to be this talk show for her creativity,” adds de Rossi, who thinks Ellen should do something like a podcast or radio show. “There are other things she could tackle.” De Rossi adds: "“I don’t see the end of her show as her career ending."
Posted Friday 12/07/18 at 1:25PM EST
Ellen and Spotify strike a cross-promotion partnership
“I’m so excited to partner with Spotify on my very own music hub because music truly makes everything better,” Ellen DeGeneres says on her new Spotify page. “Well, music and salt.”
Posted Tuesday 12/04/18 at 1:01PM EST
Ellen DeGeneres unveils her Relatable Netflix standup special trailer
The daytime talk show host's first special in 15 years drops on Dec. 18.
Posted Wednesday 11/28/18 at 7:20AM EST
Judge Judy, earning $147 million a year, named TV's highest-paid host
Forbes says that Judy Sheindlin tops its list of the highest-paid TV hosts "for the first time ever." Ellen DeGeneres is No. 2, followed by Dr. Phil McGraw, Ryan Seacrest and Steve Harvey.
Posted Thursday 11/01/18 at 12:44PM EDT
A-list stars are making big bucks to host network reality TV and game shows
Jamie Foxx, Ellen DeGeneres, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are pulling in big paychecks per episode for their respective primetime reality TV and game shows. “Once you’ve invested $25 million to launch a show, if another $3 million to $5 million (in host fees) makes the difference between success or failure, it’s worth it,” a veteran agent tells The Hollywood Reporter, adding that success in the U.S. market also frequently determines the prices format rights will fetch in other markets. Mark Burnett, who produces Foxx's Beat Shazam and Hart's TKO: Total Knockout, adds: “These are people who are really, really good at what they do. If you want to have that level of capability on the screen combined with the marketing value of a star and the umbrella effect it has on promotion for the network, you have to pay them.”
Posted Monday 10/22/18 at 10:25PM EDT
Ellen DeGeneres responds to comedian who claimed she lifted her "Tinder Live" game
Ellen said she was unaware comedian Lane Moore created her own version of "Tinder Live" five years ago. “I had no idea, but you’re clearly brilliant. Now I do have an idea, and I’ll go and watch,” Ellen tweeted in response to Moore.
Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 7:53PM EDT
Ellen DeGeneres gets the Dateline NBC treatment
Watch as Keith Morrison "investigates" Ellen. ALSO: Britney Spears and Ryan Gosling are having a Mickey Mouse Club reunion on Friday's Ellen.
Posted Tuesday 10/09/18 at 6:10PM EDT
Ellen Digital Network renews Momsplaining with Kristen Bell and tWitch, Please….Help Me Dance!
Ellen DeGeneres' online network also announced three new shows, including Ashley Graham's Fearless, The Build Up with home makeover experts Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri and OMKalen with "internet-famous" Kalan Allen.
# TOPICS: Ellen DeGeneres, Ellen Digital Network, The Build Up, Fearless, Momsplaining with Kristen Bell, OMKalen, tWitch, Please….Help Me Dance!, Anthony Carrino, Ashley Graham, John Colaneri, Kalan Allen, Cancellations, Renewals & Pickups
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 1:42PM EDT
Ellen DeGeneres reveals she was sexually assaulted, slams President Trump for his mockery of Christine Blasey Ford
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Ellen usually avoids discussing President Trump and controversial political issues. But she had to say something after the president mocked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser. "I don’t like to talk about him. This is not political," Ellen said while interviewing Today's Savannah Guthrie. "It really isn’t – it’s got nothing to do with being Republican or Democrat or anything. It’s just about respect and someone who is the leader of our country, who is mocking someone who was abused." DeGeneres revealed this week, while interviewing Busy Philipps about her sexual assault revelation, that she was sexually assaulted at age 15. "I was 15 and I had something happen to me and when I watched Dr. Ford, anyone who's had something happen to them, you just get so angry when someone doesn't believe you or say, 'Why did you wait so long?'" she told Philipps. "It's because we're girls and we're taught not to say anything and go along with it."
Posted Tuesday 9/04/18 at 9:45AM EDT
Ellen DeGeneres gives her audience TV sets as she announces the title and premiere of her Netflix special
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Relatable, Ellen's first standup special in 15 years, will be released on Netflix on Dec. 18.
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 10:40PM EDT
Walmart announces an Ellen DeGeneres clothing collection
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
EV1, Ellen's newest fashion line, is short for "everyone" and will be available in 2,300 Walmart stores and online starting on Sept. 10.
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 4:38PM EDT
Ellen DeGeneres celebrates 10 years of marriage to Portia de Rossi
"Ten years ago today. This was such a special day for us," Ellen tweeted, accompanied by a video of their wedding on Aug. 16, 2008.
Posted Saturday 7/21/18 at 9:16PM EDT
Kathy Griffin recalls feuding with Ellen DeGeneres after Joan Rivers died
In her standup act, Griffin recounted how DeGeneres always hated Rivers' brand of "mean" comedy. Yet Griffin said she reached out to DeGeneres after Rivers died in 2014, asking if she'd do some sort of tribute to her. DeGeneres declined, prompting Griffin to utter profanities at her. The two comedians apparently patched things up days later.
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 12:09AM EDT
Is it Jerry Seinfeld's fault that Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has "finally run out of gas"?
Source: The Washington Post
"What’s next in lazy, car-based, non-comedy?” Zach Galifianakis asked teasingly to Seinfeld on his Comedians in Cars episode. But Galifianakis was asking a pretty good question. When it premiered in 2012, Comedians in Cars featured relaxed and impromptu conversations where insight and promotion weren't the goal, says Hank Stuever. "Now," says Stuever, "the show plays as if Seinfeld has belatedly realized he’s part of a terrible surplus of chitchat, a narcissistic loop of elite gab. A project once meant to illuminate the mutual regard comedians have for one another now plays like one more task they add to their list of appearances on multiple platforms, from the full-glam, late-night appearance to lowly garage-set podcast. In expensive, collectible cars that mainly emphasize the wealth gap between Seinfeld and the audience, celebrities are hopping in with Jerry and finding they have nothing much to say anymore. They’re talked-out. The current season features a surprising degree of disconnect and even boredom with the idea — one dud ride after another: Ellen DeGeneres looks exhausted, almost as if she had the date wrong on her calendar but decided to go ahead and get it over with. John Mulaney, usually so quick on the draw, seems more interested in shopping for a hallway rug than engaging in any sharp interplay with Seinfeld."
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 9:21AM EDT
Ellen DeGeneres tells Jerry Seinfeld: "The world is such a scary place right now, in so many ways"
Source: The Daily Beast
On Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the usually sunny Ellen expressed her concern with the state of the world. “You have children and there’s North Korea and there’s fires, there’s storms. It just overwhelms me with dread," she said. When she asked Seinfeld if he “goes to those places” in his head, he immediately replied, “No.”