Ellen DeGeneres

This image released by Ellen DeGeneres shows actors front row from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong’o Jr., and, second row, from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie as they pose for a "selfie" portrait on a cell phone during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ellen DeGeneres)

Ellen’s Oscar celeb selfie a landmark media moment

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres’ celeb-studded selfie from the most-watched Oscars telecast in a decade was a landmark social media moment at a time online conversation is boosting television viewership and vice versa. It’s […]

03/03/2014

Jared Leto accepts the award for best actor in a supporting role for “Dallas Buyers Club” during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles.

DeGeneres kicks off Oscar, Leto wins first award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres kicked off the 86th annual Academy Awards and Jared Leto took the night’s first award for best supporting actor. As expected, Leto won for his acclaimed performance as a […]

03/02/2014

Ellen DeGeneres accepts the award for favorite daytime TV host at the 40th annual People's Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Firefighters return cruise tickets from ‘Ellen’

WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Four Boston area firefighters that talk show host Ellen DeGeneres rewarded with Caribbean cruise tickets for rescuing a dog from an icy river have had to return them because of conflicts […]

01/16/2014

Carol Burnett is honored with the Mark Twain Prize at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

Carol Burnett receives top US humor prize in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Carol Burnett launched her namesake variety show in the 1960s, one TV executive told her the genre was “a man’s game.” She proved him wrong with an 11-year run that averaged […]

10/21/2013

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen gives $10K to NH waitress for soldiers’ tab

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire waitress who picked up the lunch tab for two National Guard soldiers affected by the federal government’s shutdown has been repaid — more than 300 times over — […]

10/18/2013

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres to host Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — Comic and daytime television host Ellen DeGeneres was picked to host the Academy Awards for the second time. Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced DeGeneres’ selection Friday. The movie […]

08/02/2013

Paris Jackson, daughter of late Michael Jackson. (AP Photo)

Paris Jackson now in all-too-familiar spotlight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Until he died in 2009, Michael Jackson was fiercely protective of his children (save for that one balcony-dangling incident). He covered their faces when they went out with him so they […]

06/06/2013

Tom Shadyac

Tom Shadyac on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Tom Shadyac, the writer and director of the hit comedic films Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, Patch Adams, Liar Liar, and Bruce Almighty. A comedian, director, screenwriter, and producer, he was the youngest joke-writer ever for comedian Bob Hope.

04/25/2013

Marlin the clown fish and Dory the blue tang fish (l-r) in scene from movie "Finding Nemo" (AP Photo)

DeGeneres hooked for ‘Nemo’ sequel ‘Finding Dory’

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ellen DeGeneres is going fishing again with a sequel to the animated blockbuster “Finding Nemo.”

04/02/2013

Oscar statue

Oscar guy MacFarlane aims to perk up stodgy awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You think the Academy Awards are boring? Try the nominations. They only last a few minutes, but it’s generally a sleepy academy suit and a sleepy starlet droning a list of names at 5:30 in the morning.

02/22/2013

Bret Lewis

Where will it all end?

They held the annual race up the stairs of the Empire State Building. But NBC’s Jimmy Fallon says there is a scandal! Yes. “One of the competitors tested positive… for elevator.”

02/11/2013

(AP Photo)

Grammy Awards voters spread the love all around

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mumford & Sons wrapped up a completely unpredictable Grammy Awards with perhaps the most surprising win of the night, taking home album of the year for “Babel.” It was an event that even shocked them.

02/10/2013

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