Ellen DeGeneres is bringing the gold lately. First she gave us “Mad Men Without Cigarettes“. Now she and wife Portia de Rossi are participating in what I hope will be a time-honored tradition: making fun of Kim and Kanye’s “Bound2″ music video. Seth Rogen and James Franco already did it, so now it’s Ellen and Portia’s turn. They spoofed the video for their Christmas card (above). Nice work, ladies! Sure beats the Kardashian Christmas card (of which Ellen joked, “It is real, I’ve been staring at it all day and I have still not found Waldo.”)
December 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Ellen DeGeneres wanted to do something for The Great American Smokeout that happened yesterday (you know, a whole day of “let’s not smoke, America”) so she gave us Mad Men with a twist. Instead of smoking cigarettes, you’ll see Don Draper blowing noisemakers. You know, like those HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! things. It’s pretty funny.
Now let’s see Kate Moss without cigarettes. Ha ha, funny joke!
November 23, 2013 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Miranda Kerr, looking f-cking perfect. Or should I say, Kerrfect? Ha. Ha. HA.
Hey, who’s ready for best and worst celebrity looks of the week?! Everyone? Great! Take a look at some noteworthy looks from this week and then you tell me who wins for:
Here we go!
November 23, 2013 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Yesssssss. Ellen DeGeneres made waves with Ellen back in the day when she came out on air – a bit of a revolutionary act, at the time – and while she’s been amazing on her talk show over the past decade, she’s now developing a new lesbian comedy with NBC. Finally!
Sixteen years after Ellen DeGeneres came out on her ABC sitcom, there may be another broadcast comedy with a lesbian lead. NBC has put in development a multi-camera comedy executive produced by DeGeneres. The untitled project, written/exec produced by openly gay comedy scribe Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls), centers on a lesbian and her straight male best friend who get pregnant just as he meets and marries the love of his life. Warner Bros TV and DeGeneres’ studio-based A Very Good Production are producing, with AVGP’s Jeff Kleeman also exec producing. Feldman previously worked for two years on DeGeneres’ hit syndicated talk show and wrote for DeGeneres’ first stint as Oscar host. (She returns to Oscar duties on March 2).
I mean, it doesn’t sound like the most wonderfully groundbreaking series in the world, but any visibility for the community is a good thing. Some people of colour would be nice, as well. Plus, Ellen is awesome, so I’m on board with anything she’s working on.
October 29, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Bethenny Frankel‘s talk show is going about as well as Kris Jenner‘s. Each had their own big name guest that they got by pulling strings. Kris got Kanye, by begging Kim
and/or threatening her life, and Bethenny got Justin Bieber by using Ellen DeGeneres. But then things started to go downhill. Here’s apparently what’s going on with Bethenny and Ellen, via The Stir:
Apparently, Bethenny’s new daytime show is doing, in a word, dismally. Ratings are so bad that Ellen DeGeneres, the talk show queen who gave Bethenny her show, has asked to have her name as removed from the show’s credits because she’s “embarrassed.” [...]
During Bethenny’s trial run, Ellen was able to pull some strings and, by the grace of God, get Justin Bieber on the show. But since her show has been picked up, Ellen and her booking agent, who reportedly promised to hook Bethenny up, haven’t been able to get a single big-name celeb on the show. The supposed reason? No one wants to make an appearance on a show hosted by a former Housewife. Ellen’s people evidently have tried to get Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Miley Cyrus on the show, but all refused to make an appearance based on that very reason.
I love Bethenny’s “Skinnygirl” alcohols but other than that, she does nothing for me. She’s just kind of there, hovering with her gigantic sleepy smile.
Whose show would you rather watch: Kris’ or Bethenny’s?
October 10, 2013 at 9:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Does the name Alexandra Hedison ring any bells? No? Me neither – but her face does look sorta familiar. Apparently, she’s a photographer who once dated Ellen but they broke up when Ellen met Portia (TRUE LOVE!!) and now Alexandra’s all loved up with Jodie Foster and has been for quite a while. Oh, snap!
From E! Online:
“It’s pretty serious,” a source says of Foster and Hedison. “They’re totally in love.”
Internet chatter about the two began in the summer when the two were photographed together at a technology seminar at Fox Studios in Los Angeles and out to dinner with friends a few days later. Both were at the opening of Alan Cumming‘s Macbeth in NYC back in April, but they weren’t photographed together.
Aw, isn’t that nice? I actually thought Jodie had a long term partner, but maybe she did and they broke up and I forgot. Who knows (who cares)? In any case, glad to see people finding love and being happy, right?