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Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 1:46PM EDT
Ellen DeGeneres announces her first stand-up tour in 15 years ahead of her Netflix special
Ellen's first tour since launching her daytime talk show will only visit three cities over the course of eight nights. She'll perform An Evening with Ellen DeGeneres in San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle in August.
Posted Tuesday 5/29/18 at 12:43PM EDT
Jon Hamm recalls on Ellen his first acting role, as Ally McBeal's "Handsome Guy at Bar"
Ellen DeGeneres asked the former Mad Men star if he was allowed to speak on camera for his first role. “I certainly did not," he said. "I was to stand there and be looked at.”
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 2:03PM EDT
Amy Poehler: I would be up for a Parks and Recreation revival "someday"
Poehler and Nick Offerman were asked about a potential revival while visiting Ellen to promote their new NBC show Making It. "I'll speak for everybody and say we would all do it," Poehler said. "I think we would all do it someday. It would be amazing." Added Offerman, jokingly: "We said that if Beyoncé will play the mayor, we'll bring the show back."
Posted Wednesday 5/23/18 at 7:10PM EDT
Mark Wahlberg says he's working on a cooler, hipper reboot of Captain Kangaroo
Wahlberg tells Ellen DeGeneres he was inspired to reboot the classic kid's show, which starred Bob Keeshan and ran from 1955 to 1984, because he was looking for cool ways to get kids interested in the STEM subjects of science, technology, math and engineering. “We are bringing a cool STEM scientist as Captain Kangaroo,” he explains. “We need somebody a little younger, a little cooler, a little hipper.” Wahlberg didn't have further details, like whether it would be a morning show.
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 Monday 5/14/18 at 11:28PM EDT
Meet reality TV kingpin Mike Darnell, who oversees everything from The Bachelor to Ellen to TMZ to Basketball Wives
The Warner Bros. TV executive, who's in charge of alternative programming, oversees more than 30 shows. “He’s the best executive in reality television I’ve ever worked with,” says Peter Roth, the head of Warner Bros. TV and Darnell's boss. Darnell was responsible for putting American Idol and Gordon Ramsay's many shows on air when he worked at Fox. “The viewer is desensitized,” he says of trying to create a reality TV hit nowadays. “It’s much, much, much harder to get people’s attention with a crazy idea than it used to be. It’s been done. Now it’s less about jolting the viewer and controversy. Now it’s about being clever and finding stuff that you know will be broad-based. You have to smell the tide of where things are and where it’s going.”
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Ellen apologizes after introducing Jenna Dewan as "Jenna Dewan Tatum"
“I have to say, before we go to break, I’m so sorry,” Ellen DeGeneres said while hosting the stars of Step Up. “I introduced you and it was such a habit, and I have to say the way that you and Channing are handling everything is beautiful for your daughter and the statements have been great. I apologize." ALSO: Ellen surprises "Waffle House Hero" James Shaw Jr. with his favorite NBA player Dwyane Wade.
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 6:42AM EDT
Days of Our Lives was the big winner at the Daytime Emmys, winning five awards
CBS led with seven wins overall, while NBC followed with five wins at Sunday's Daytime Emmy Awards. Good Morning America won for best morning program for the second year in a row, while The Talk beat out Ellen in the talk show entertainment category.
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 Monday 4/23/18 at 5:51AM EDT
Macaulay Culkin tells Ellen he considers Home Alone to be "background radiation at Christmastime"
"I can't watch it the same way other people do," he said of the holiday TV special on Monday's Ellen show, jokingly adding that Christmastime is "my season."
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 2:55PM EDT
Seth Rogen to Ellen: Stormy Daniels told me about her alleged affair with Trump 10 years ago
“I’ve known Stormy Daniels a long time,” said Rogen, who appeared with Daniels in the movies Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. “And I’ll be honest, she may have mentioned some of this stuff around 10 years ago. At the time, when you asked a porn star who they’ve been sleeping with and the answer was Donald Trump, it was like the least surprising thing she could’ve said.”
Posted Thursday 3/22/18 at 1:53PM EDT
Ellen Pompeo tells Ellen "it's absolutely not true" that her pay hike led to Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew's exits
“I mean, I’m not involved in these kind of decisions," the Grey's Anatomy star said on Thursday's Ellen show. "However, there’s a few problems that you encounter doing a show for 14 seasons. And one of them is the writers have a really hard time creatively, you know, thinking up new stories for all these characters. I think we have 16 regular cast members and it’s always sad when we lose people for whatever reason, whether they want to go or they don’t wanna go, it doesn’t make it any easier.”
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 Wednesday 3/21/18 at 5:38PM EDT
Jenna Fischer to fans of The Office's Jim and Pam: Please "hate-watch" my new show Splitting Up Together
“I really think people are going to be won over,” Fischer tells Ellen of her show after some Office fans expressed concern that she was in a new on-screen TV relationship, with co-star Oliver Hudson. “I really do. I think this relationship, people are going to get just as invested in it. I believe in it. And I think that if you — I know it’s making people angry, but I think they should just hate watch the show. Just hate-watch, be mad. And then all of a sudden you’re gonna fall in love.”