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  • Celebrities Team Up for Anti-Bullying Campaigns

    Posted Oct 6th 2010 at 02:00 PM by John Mitchell

    In September, five teenage boys killed themselves after being physically or verbally (or both) assaulted for being gay. The suicides of Tyler Clementi, 18, Billy Lucas, 15, Asher Brown, 13, Justin Aaberg, 15, and Seth Walsh, 13, have brought national attention to the epidemic of bullying in American schools. Now, a number of stars, many of whom have personal experience with anti-gay bullying,...

  • Portia de Rossi Is Now Portia DeGeneres

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010 at 05:00 PM by PopEater / Wire Services

    Portia de Rossi has officially taken wife Ellen DeGeneres' last name. A Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner granted De Rossi's request to take the last name of her partner during a closed hearing Thursday. The television star will now legally be known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres. The couple was married in August 2008. The 37-year-old Australian-born actress asked for the name change last...

  • Ellen DeGeneres Struts Her Stuff for Richie Rich

    Posted Sep 10th 2010 at 07:30 AM by The Editors of StyleList

    Fans expecting to see Pamela Anderson strut her stuff during Richie Rich's runway show at New York Fashion Week got an even bigger surprise when a spiky-haired Ellen DeGeneres walked the runway during the show's finale. Rich, who is known for his notoriously energetic and outrageous shows, outfitted the comedian in a silver suit, tiny hat and lace-up ankle sneakers. DeGeneres' wife, actress...

  • Fans Want Justin Timberlake and Isaiah Mustafa to Tango on 'Dancing With the Stars'

    Posted Aug 25th 2010 at 11:30 PM by Amber James

    With rumors that The Hoff, The Situation and Kirstie Alley are all ready to shake their booties on 'Dancing With The Stars' this season, fans are speaking out about whom they want to see hit the dance floor. It takes two to tango, and our Facebook fans are ready to see Justin Timberlake and Old Spice's Isaiah Mustafa duke it out. An impromptu beat-box would likely push JT to the top, but if...

  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' Winner, Plus Ellen DeGeneres Rocks Out

    Posted Aug 13th 2010 at 07:29 AM by AOL TV Editors

    Last night, the final episode of this season's 'So You Think You Can Dance' named its winner. But before we get to that, let's talk about the show's extra special (and unexpected) guest. Ellen DeGeneres showed up for a special performance with Twitch, and did a hip-hop dance routine. Then, we finally learned who the actual winner of the show was. It was down to Kent and Lauren. Who took home...

  • Hollywood Celebrates Overturning of Prop 8

    Posted Aug 4th 2010 at 06:30 PM by PopEater Staff

    A judge in California overturned the ban on gay marriage on Thursday--and Hollywood is celebrating! Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional. Celebrities immediately shared their delight on Twitter. Minutes after the ruling was announced, Kelly Osbourne Tweeted, ""So happy over the news on prop8 its about time!" Ellen DeGeneres also shared her...

  • Ellen DeGeneres' 'Idol' Year in Review

    Posted Jul 30th 2010 at 12:00 PM by Amber James

    Ellen DeGeneres is bowing out as a judge on 'American Idol' after just one year. While the announcement should be a bombshell, her departure was inevitable. She was hired to replace Paula Abdul, but DeGeneres couldn't deliver the bubbly, spaced-out comments that endeared Paula to viewers. She also didn't have the gall to tell aspiring singers they shouldn't quit their day jobs -- can you blame...

  • Ellen DeGeneres Departs 'American Idol'

    Posted Jul 29th 2010 at 08:33 PM by PopEater Staff

    After just one season, Ellen DeGeneres is bowing out as a judge on 'American Idol,' FOX announced in a statement Thursday. After the news hit, DeGeneres tweeted, "Dim the lights ... I've voted myself off American Idol." "A couple months ago, I let FOX and the 'American Idol' producers know that this didn't feel like the right fit for me," DeGeneres said in the FOX statement. "I told them I...

  • Ellen DeGeneres Talks Life and Love in Shape

    Posted Apr 15th 2010 at 04:26 PM by PopEater Staff

    Ellen DeGeneres is known for the cheery, boisterous and flat-out lovable personality that she shows daily on her Emmy-winning talk show and now on 'American Idol.' Still, the humble superstar rarely opens up about her past and current life, but she does just that in the May issue of Shape magazine. In the interview, Ellen talks about her early idea of fame, her current relationship with Portia Di...

  • Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart Welcome a Baby Girl

    Posted Mar 5th 2010 at 02:00 AM by Bryan Alexander

    'Grey's Anatomy' actor Eric Dane and wife Rebecca Gayheart are the proud parents of a baby girl, their publicist confirmed Thursday. The couple welcomed their new addition on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Their publicist, Nancy Ryder, confirmed the news to the Associated Press in an e-mail stating that "mother, father and daughter are doing great." No name was given for the girl, perhaps with...

  • 'The View' Trumps 'Ellen' in Oprah's Time War

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010 at 02:00 AM by Rob Shuter

    As Oprah readies her departure from network TV, executives are facing the fact that life -- and programming -- must go on, and that something big needs to fill Miss Winfrey's time slot. So, behind-the-scenes, there's been a bit of a war going on, and the feisty ladies of 'The View' seem to have triumphed ... and one of them is the reason why (Hint: It's not Elisabeth!). Find out the scoop after...

  • Ellen's Talk Show Sticking Around for Years to Come

    Posted Feb 11th 2010 at 06:46 AM by PopEater Staff

    With glowing reviews on 'American Idol' and a new deal to keep her talk show running for the next few years, Ellen DeGeneres isn't going anywhere any time soon. Her show's distributor, a unit of Warner Bros. TV, has renewed 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' until at least 2014 on all stations owned by NBC, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The news effectively strikes down rumors that she would...

  • Girls on Pop: Surreality of Reality TV

    Posted Feb 9th 2010 at 07:02 PM by PopEater Staff

    The ladies of PopEater make predictions for the future of 'American Idol' -- with Ellen DeGeneres coming aboard and Simon Cowell eventually jumping ship, does the show have a Sanjaya's chance in heck of surviving? Plus, the Girls on Pop call shenanigans on the latest "scandal" to "rock" this season of 'The Bachelor.' Watch It ...

  • Will Ellen Boost or Bog Down 'Idol' Viewership?

    Posted Feb 9th 2010 at 06:12 AM by PopEater Staff

    After months of speculation, Ellen DeGeneres will finally have the chance to prove herself worthy of the seat between 'American Idol' judges Kara, Randy and Simon. Tuesday night marks her much anticipated 'Idol' debut, replacing former judge Paula Abdul. The addition of DeGeneres to the gang is expected to boost viewership, which has been down compared to previous seasons, Reuters reports. Fox...

  • Ellen DeGeneres Says 'Simon is Smart... But Mean'

    Posted Jan 8th 2010 at 08:06 AM by PopEater Staff

    'American Idol' fans are anxiously awaiting the start of new judge Ellen DeGeneres during Hollywood Week, if only to see what kind of judges' panel persona the comedian will adopt. DeGeneres is replacing Paula Abdul, the universally designated "nice judge," and the question remains - will DeGeneres fill Abdul's shoes or will she be a scathing new Simon Cowell? The talk show host gave a few...


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