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.

Simon Cowell mocks Paula Abdul

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- U.S. T.V. celebrity judge Simon Cowell has revealed that while "American Idol" contestants are singing he is bugging Paula Abdul.

No 'Idol' shown the door

HOLLYWOOD, April 26 (UPI) -- Charity began at home for "American Idol" as none of the six finalists in Hollywood were eliminated during the special "Idol Gives Back" charity event.

Harris says self-outing means normal life

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris told a Los Angeles interview, his November announcement that he is gay made the issue a non-issue. Harris' announcement was to head off "a little media scrutiny," he said on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Thu

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, April 14, 2007.
By United Press International

Power gays, lesbians named

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- When it comes to American gays, none wields more influence than entertainment billionaire David Geffen, says Out magazine in its first-ever rankings.

Kid-challenged alleged carjacker caught

MIAMI, March 31 (UPI) -- Florida police have arrested a suspected carjacker who was foiled in his alleged attempt to steal a car by a book-swinging 6-year-old Miami girl.
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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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