Apparently if you want to hear breaking news, The Ellen DeGeneres Show is the place to be.
In addition to finding out that Katherine Heigl was adopting a child (the pre-taped interview will air this Friday), that talk show audience also learned about Ellen’s new American Idol gig first.
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I guess Paula Abdul won’t be making a last-minute return after all…
Just yesterday, I was joking that Ellen DeGeneres was the newest dancer on So You Think You Can Dance. Turns out she will take on an entirely different role on FOX very soon.
It’s just been announced that the talk show host will become the next judge on American Idol. No—not a guest judge. The show’spermanent fourth judge
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We already know Ellen DeGeneres can move—but how does she stack up against real dancers?
For her talk show’s Season 7 premiere, the host “choreographed” a number for herself and her ten friends. Who were these backup dancers? The finalists from the recent installment of So You Think You Can Dance.
In the clip above, you can watch the group perform to Pitbull’s “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho).”
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During a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, one American Idol judge worked with the talk show host to solve the problems in another judge’s love life.
In-between talking about the upcoming season and other music tidbits with Ellen, Randy Jackson attempted to find a lady love for his acerbic co-host.
“Let’s talk about Simon Cowell being single,” suggested Ellen. “I bet you’re helping him now.”
“His social skills need some work,” laughed Jackson.
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If you watched last Wednesday’s American Idol results show, Fantasia’s guest appearance most likely had you talking. Unfortunately, you were probably commenting about Simon Cowell’s visible reaction rather than the former winner’s actual performance.
Those who missed that rewindable moment are in luck. Ellen DeGeneres was kind enough to replay it today for the judge himself:
Though American Idol’s charity extravaganza won’t air until Wednesday, much of the show has been pre-taped…and thus, it’s already happened. Want to know who showed up to sing what? Want to know more about the money the event wants to raise? Want to know what’s going to happen…before it does? Keep reading or turn back now - spoilers to follow.
Last year’s Idol Gives Back spectacular raised more than $75 million for various charitable organizations and even helped FOX score an honorary Emmy award. The official financial statement for the event will be released in May. This year’s goal is to raise at least $100 million in funds for charity. To kick off the night and begin the event, the Top 8 Idols performed Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop the Music.”
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Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres spoke very passionately today about a topic very close to her heart. (Thankfully, it had nothing to do with dogs.) The issue? Homosexuality.
Ellen felt the need to speak up after a 15-year-old boy was recently murdered for being openly gay. You can see her emotional plea below:
The writers’ strike is still raging on, but several notable daytime TV hosts don’t seem to care. At least, they are walking through the picket lines to continue with their work. The writers’ guild has publicly rebuked Ellen DeGeneres for these actions, though she is not the only host to walk past the strikers. Oprah Winfrey and Rachael Ray are also keeping their shows going, so The Ellen DeGeneres Show still has some ratings competition.
Ellen has canceled some New York shows, but her studio in LA remains open. DeGeneres says she’s remaining open to support her staff, as a mind-boggling 135 individuals depend upon her show’s production to keep their own paychecks coming. Her actions, however, and the actions of other daytime hosts, are not endearing to striking writers.
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Poochgate, doggygate… whatever you want to call it, Ellen DeGeneres’ puppy problems are not quite over. Remember when Ellen sobbed on her show about that poor little dog that she adopted then gave away? Maybe you thought it was all over after the crying and the dog rescue seizing the dog and finding him a new family… or maybe you’ve lost interest in this story and moved on, but another chapter in the drama has surfaced. This time, an email trail documenting an exhange between DeGeneres’ girlfriend (Portia de Rossi), the hairdresser that was given the dog (and then the dog was yanked from) and the rescue, Mutts & Moms, paints a slightly different story than the sobfest that Ellen unleashed. The Smoking Gun posted the emails today, with de Rossi initially beaming about the dog, then later saying “he was just too much energy and time for us in our brand new home with so much going on in our lives.” She explained giving the dog to the hairstylist, to which the Mutts & Moms owner said she was “deeply disturbed” and that it was “in violation of our legally binding contract.” She also called it “a betrayal of my trust.” Even the hairdresser got in on the emal action, saying that Iggy had bonded to the family. Mutts & Moms explained that the dog would need to to be returned according to their process. And then, cue the tears from Ellen. It certainly hasn’t hurt ratings either—the show saw a 10 percent boost last week.
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When I first started writing this, I had every intention of trashing Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show meltdown from earlier this week. My thoughts on the subject have, however, changed somewhat. Despite this, I do still feel that Ellen’s sob story during the opening moments of her daytime talk show were ridiculous. To tell your audience that you can’t be funny and do your show as usual because “things are going so terribly wrong right now” seems to be a little - er - melodramatic. This isn’t the week following September 11, 2001. There hasn’t been some horrible death in your family. You haven’t been stricken with an incurable illness - deal with it. More horrible things have happened.
With that said, I move on with my thoughts.
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