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Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 5:46PM EDT
Portia de Rossi says she's done with acting after Arrested Development Season 5
The actress tells wife Ellen DeGeneres she actually decided to quit acting 18 months ago after Shonda Rhimes wrote her off Scandal. But Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz convinced her to do Season 5 of the Netflix series. “I called Mitch Hurwitz, who’s the creator of Arrested Development and I said, ‘If there is a season 5, I won’t be doing it because I quit acting. And he seemed really understanding and he totally got it," de Rossi recalls. "We had a great conversation, and then he wrote me into five episodes. Don’t know how it happened, but yes, I am on Season 5.” Ellen says de Rossi is quitting acting because she didn't like doing press and talk show interviews. De Rossi, who turned 45 in January, adds: “I was approaching 45 and I just kind of … was wondering is there something that I could tackle now that I’ve never done before that would be really challenging and different. I kind of knew what acting would look like for me for the next 10, 20 years, so I decided to quit and start a business."
Posted Thursday 4/26/18 at 5:09PM EDT
Kelly Clarkson gets behind a desk in The Kelly Show takeover of Ellen
Watch The Voice star turn the tables and interview Ellen DeGeneres. ALSO: Wendy Williams makes a nasty joke about Clarkson's weight and the NXIVM cult.
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 1:12PM EDT
Ellen teases Scarlett Johansson by showing her Colin Jost's shaggy, bearded SNL past
When Ellen DeGeneres showed Johansson an old picture of her "Weekend Update" boyfriend with John Mulaney, she responded: “I mean, I can’t un-see it now. Oh no. I can’t say that’s an image that I’ll ever forget," adding jokingly: “That’s the (one) I’ll always remember him by now we’re broken up.”
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 5:38PM EDT
Kate McKinnon and Ellen DeGeneres propose a Bachelor spinoff focusing on the traumatized cameramen
McKinnon and Mila Kunis were on Ellen talking about The Bachelor when McKinnon did an impression of what it must've been like capturing the Arie-Becca breakup for the cameraman, whom she named "Josh." "That's a really good show," DeGeneres said in response. "The other side of it, seeing the camera men. The camera men respond to what's happening on The Bachelor is a show." ALSO: Check out Becca Kufrin and her men filming The Bachelorette at a trampoline park.
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 3:15PM EDT
John Oliver tells Ellen his gay bunny children's book has already sold out
"They're doing a reprint, so you can still buy it," Oliver said on Tuesday's Ellen show. "You can buy the second printing, so it'll take a few weeks." Ellen DeGeneres said she was really thrilled for Oliver's Mike Pence-trolling book, which will have its proceeds go to Trevor Project and AIDS United. ALSO: Ellen makes Winter Olympians Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue prove they're not a couple.
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 12:37PM EDT
Allison Janney celebrates her Oscar victory on Ellen with shirtless hunks
Ellen DeGeneres felt that three dancing shirtless guys would be the appropriate way to celebrate the Mom star's Oscar victory for I, Tonya.
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 5:20AM EDT
Ellen DeGeneres jokes she paved the way for Will & Grace in a "Battle of the Gays" with Sean Hayes
“I had to come out first for y’all to do that sitcom. Go ahead!” Ellen said in response to Hayes jokingly comparing the lengths of her ABC sitcom and Will & Grace.
Posted Wednesday 3/14/18 at 1:13PM EDT
Adam Rippon is reportedly teaming with Ellen DeGeneres on a reality TV project
Details of their partnership are being kept under wraps, according to Page Six. The Winter Olympics figure skater may also become a correspondent for Ellen. ALSO: Rippon says: "I want to be on television."
Posted Tuesday 2/27/18 at 2:03PM EST
Ellen brings Jimmy Kimmel to tears with a surprise tribute to his son Billy
Ellen DeGeneres revealed to Kimmel that one of the rooms at the Heart Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles will be named after his son Billy Kimmel, whose life was saved at that hospital. "Everything you’re doing on the show — you’re using your voice for good, and you’re saying a lot of important things," Ellen said of her friend Jimmy. ALSO: Kimmel recalls meeting Michelle Obama backstage at Ellen dressed as a figure skater.
Posted Thursday 2/22/18 at 2:24PM EST
Oprah took the high road in response to President Trump's tweet, as Ellen fired back in her defense
Before Oprah Winfrey came out as a guest on today's edition of Ellen, Ellen DeGeneres read Trump's tweet from Monday complaining about her being "very insecure" on 60 Minutes. “Oh no you didn’t,” Ellen said in response. “No, no, no, he’s gone too far. Oprah is my friend. And when you mess with Oprah, you mess with me.” Yet when Oprah did come out, she opted not to respond to the president. "I don't like giving negativity power," she said, "so I just thought, 'What?' What I actually really did was I went back and looked at the tape to see if there was any place that that could be true. Did I feel like it was slanted or biased? I went back and looked at every tape; I called the producers." ALSO: Oprah surprises Tiffany Haddish on Ellen, leaving her crying tears of joy.
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 7:00PM EST
Bill Gates fails Ellen's challenge to guess the prices of everyday grocery store items
The Microsoft mogul made his first appearance today on Ellen DeGeneres' show.
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 1:51PM EST
Jerry Seinfeld changes his tune, says a Seinfeld revival is "possible"
Seinfeld made his "it's possible" comment this morning on Ellen, pointing out that Murphy Brown is coming back. But just five months ago, Seinfeld told Entertainment Tonight he was against the idea of bringing his iconic sitcom back. “Why? Maybe it’s nice that you continue to love it instead of us tampering with something that went pretty well," he said.
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 1:51PM EST
Jerry Seinfeld sued over Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Producer Christian Charles alleges that he originally pitched the web series to Seinfeld in 2002. He says they even filmed a pilot, but Seinfeld ended up making the show without him. Asked to respond, Seinfeld's attorney said Charles "concocted this claim" and "we are confident that this shakedown lawsuit will go nowhere." ALSO: Seinfeld unveils the first look at Ellen DeGeneres' Comedians in Cars episode.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 6:18PM EST
Ellen scores a three-year ratings high with guest Michelle Obama
The first of two shows celebrating Ellen DeGeneres’ 60th birthday was the highest-rated episode in nearly three years. ALSO: Ellen gets Jennifer Aniston to breathe new life into Friends reunion hopes.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 1:33PM EST
Ellen DeGeneres's birthday celebration includes giving out $1 million for her audience to share
The $1 million was handed out to Ellen’s Friday audience in collaboration with Cheerios to thank them for completing one million acts of good.