Feature: Comics line up for Vegas festival

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- As comedians from around the country get ready for the third annual Las Vegas Comedy Festival, organizers say the new-talent portion of the program has opened d
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Self magazine names inspirational women

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Self magazine has named 25 women -- including Julia Roberts and Madonna -- to its list of the "25 Most Inspirational Women," the magazine said Monday.

DeGeneres to star in 'Oh, God!' remake

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Ellen DeGeneres will star in a remake of the 1977 comedy "Oh, God!," Daily Variety said Monday.

Nominees for 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards, which were announced Thursday in Los Angeles:

Poll: Talk radio listeners reveal choices

AUSTIN, Texas, June 30 (UPI) -- Real estate magnate Donald Trump tops a list of U.S. celebrities talk radio listeners would most like to hear, a poll released Wednesday said.

Ellen DeGeneres back on top

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- After her personal life eclipsed her work in 1997, Ellen DeGeneres is on top with an Emmy-winning talk show, successful book and performing in a top film.

Ellen Degeneres wins top talk show Emmy

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- Ellen DeGeneres has won the Emmy for Best Talk Show in the United States, E! Online reported Saturday.

'Six Feet Under' set to return next month

HOLLYWOOD, May 14 (UPI) -- "Six Feet Under," the quirky U.S. series about a family of funeral directors is set to return on HBO June 13, just as "The Sopranos" wraps for the season.

Vanessa Marcil to host Daytime Emmys

BURBANK, Calif., May 10 (UPI) -- "Las Vegas" star Vanessa Marcil has signed to host NBC's broadcast of the National Television Academy's "31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" in New York.

Fla. cat returns from San Francisco stay

BRADENTON, Fla., April 30 (UPI) -- Florida cat-owners who tracked down their missing feline 3,000 miles away were set Friday to bring the cat back home, some seven years after her disappearance.

Missing cat found 7 years later

SAN FRANCISCO, April 29 (UPI) -- A cat from Florida, who spent the last seven years lost in California, was reunited with her owner, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday.

Pauley prepares for daytime talk show

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Some TV insiders are wondering how Jane Pauley's new U.S. daytime talk show will affect Ellen DeGeneres' popular talk show.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, April 14, the 105th day of 2004 with 261 to follow.
By United Press International

Ellen Degeneres may wed this summer

LOS ANGELES, April 1 (UPI) -- Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres is planning a summer wedding with her companion, photographer and former actress Alexandra Hedison, MSNBC reported Thursday.

Chris Rock tops 25 funniest Americans list

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- Entertainment Weekly has named Chris Rock the funniest man in America in its list of the nation's 25 funniest people.
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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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