DeGeneres wants family to get dog back

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. television host Ellen DeGeneres offered an emotional on-air apology for flouting pet-adoption rules by giving her dog to another family.

Fans to DeGeneres: 'Wish You Were Here'

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has helped create a Web site where people can share stories, videos and photos explaining why their hometowns are special.

Anderson, Salomon obtain marriage license

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Tabloid stars Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon were granted a marriage license in Las Vegas during the weekend, "Access Hollywood" reported.

Stiller: Owen Wilson doing really well

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Ben Stiller said his friend Owen Wilson is on the mend after reportedly attempting to take his own life last month, People.com reported.

Behar, Nealon sign up for comedy fest

LAS VEGAS , Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Joy Behar, Kevin Nealon, Chelsea Handler and Jim Breuer have all signed on to headline HBO and AEG Live’s third annual The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas.

West offers harsh words for Spears, MTV

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Rapper Kayne West had some harsh words for both MTV and singer Britney Spears regarding the network's recent awards show in Las Vegas.

Anderson staying out of Rock-Lee feud

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Pamela Anderson is staying out of the feud that erupted into a Las Vegas brawl between her ex-husbands Tommy Lee and Kid Rock, People.com has said.

Stewart to host 80th Oscar telecast

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- "The Daily Show" star Jon Stewart has been tapped to present the 80th Academy Awards telecast in Los Angeles, producer Gil Cates announced Wednesday.

Clintons hit the airwaves hard

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Hillary and Bill Clinton have set off a media publicity blitz with one Clinton or the other appearing on five U.S. television shows in the space of two days.

Tina Fey is the new face of AmEx

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress and writer Tina Fey has signed on for American Express’ "Are you a Cardmember?" advertising campaign.

Usher hoping to pass name on to son

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- R&B star Usher appeared on the set of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in California this week to say he hopes to pass his name onto the son he may soon have.

NBC has Faith in Sunday football

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Singer Faith Hill has been recruited by NBC to sing its "Sunday Night Football" opening theme, taking over duties handled last season by Pink.

'Men in Trees' stars living together

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- “Men in Trees” co-stars Anne Heche and James Tupper are living together in West Vancouver, British Columbia, People.com reported Tuesday.

Bob Barker bows out with Emmy win

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- U.S. television icon Bob Barker bowed out in style by winning his 19th Daytime Emmy Award in the Best Game Show category in Los Angeles.

Ellen DeGeneres takes her job lying down

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres greeted her Los Angeles audience from a hospital bed on doctor's orders after injuring her back during the weekend.
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Ellen DeGeneres
In this handout photo provided by MTV, tv host Ellen DeGeneres participates in the Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit For Earthquake Relief telethon on January 22, 2010 in Los Angeles. UPI/Jeff Kravitz/HO

Ellen Lee DeGeneres (pronounced /dɨˈdʒɛnərəs/; born January 26, 1958) is an American stand-up comedienne, television host and actress. She hosts the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and was also a judge on American Idol for one year, having joined the show in its ninth season.

DeGeneres has hosted both the Academy Awards and the Primetime Emmys. As a film actress, she starred in Mr. Wrong, appeared in EDtv and The Love Letter, and provided the voice of Dory in the Disney-Pixar animated film Finding Nemo, for which she was awarded a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first and only time a voice performance won a Saturn Award.

She also starred in two television sitcoms, Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and The Ellen Show from 2001 to 2002. During the fourth season of Ellen in 1997, DeGeneres came out publicly as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Shortly afterwards, her character Ellen Morgan also came out to a therapist played by Winfrey, and the series went on to explore various LGBT issues including the coming out process.

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