Portia de Rossi has legally changed her name, but not to something cool like Portia de Batman, which is what I would have changed it to if I were her.
Nope, Portia has just taken on the last name of her wife, Ellen DeGeneres and will now legally be known as “Portia Lee James DeGeneres”.
The couple married back in 2008 and are famously dedicated to one another. Congratulations to both of them for taking this next step.
There’s no word yet on whether or not Portia will also be taking this name professionally (a la Courteney Cox-Arquette), but that would be totally dope.
September 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm by Molls
I don’t even know where to begin. First of all, what is Samantha Ronson doing with my beautiful lesbian crush Portia De Rossi? According to my close scrutinizing, she’s just sharing a lighter. Let’s hope it stays that way. I don’t want my Portia anywhere near Sam “Concert T” Ronson.
Secondly, why is my beautiful lesbian crush looking like the general unwashed masses? It’s her job to look stately and stunning and lipstick-ish. Her clothes are dirty and she’s … she’s wearing her cellphone on her waistband!
Finally, and I find this a very difficult question to even pose, is that a raccoon tail I see?
July 20, 2009 at 9:19 am by Wendie
Well this is interesting. An informal poll conducted by ParentDish.com asked over 10,000 mothers which celebrity couple they’d be most comfortable leaving their kids with. The winner? Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi.
The TV chat show host and her wife took 31% of votes with Jennifer Aniston coming in second at 22%. Brad and Angie got 18% of votes, while Oprah Winfrey got just 9%.
Now, granted, this isn’t exactly Pew research, but 10,000 moms is a pretty large sample size. And they feel safer having their kids with non-mom Jen than with parents-of-six Brangelina! AND they trust their kids around HOMOSEXUALS! Shocking!!! Isn’t it a part of the gay agenda to allow people to have sex with children as well as household pets? I guess I got my facts wrong, because American women feel their children are perfectly safe with a gay couple.
May 7, 2009 at 12:16 pm by Evil Beet
Guys, I’m really sorry about this Linds news every single day. You know how I feel about her, but these stories just keep popping up and I’m afraid that if I don’t report them, Beet will punish me by making me watch a twenty-four hour-long compilation DVD of the works of Julia Roberts, or something as equally horrific.
Anyway, Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi, or Double De as they are affectionately called by me, attended the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in which Ellen won Outstanding Talk Show Episode for the episode of Ellen that featured Ellen and Portia’s wedding. Ellen told Access Hollywood, “We didn’t register, so this is nice. We get an award!”
She also let it be known that Lindsay Lohan is set to appear on Ellen. “I’m excited. I want to hear what Lindsay has to say and [I] hope she gets back to her career. She seems to be reaching out to people lately… I hope she’s OK… she’s so talented. I’m going to ask her what’s going on and let her have a platform to speak.”
Can someone, anyone, please explain to me just how talented Lindsay Lohan is? I’m not kidding right now, I’m open to learning. What production, done within the last five years (because we cannot allow Linds to still be riding on the hair extensions coattails of Parent Trap), has Lindsay appeared in and been “so talented,”? I respect Ellen a lot both as a human and as a comedienne so I’m sure she’s right and I’m just overlooking some body of work. And if Lindsay was good in something, I really need to watch whatever it was so I can be more educated on this loved and hated girl. Call it research for the job.
I’ve got two open slots on my Netflix queue right now. Tell me what Lohan masterpiece I need to order up. Go.
April 21, 2009 at 7:05 am by Wendie
Portia De Rossi publicly apologizes for marrying Ellen DeGeneres:
Thanks to Wendie for the heads up on that one.
I still think it’s sweet that they chose to share each others’ last names. You know, “De”?
March 21, 2009 at 3:07 pm by Kelly
Check out the cuteness that ensues as Ellen Degeneres has her wife, Portia de Rossi, on her talk show.
Damn, Portia is SO GORGEOUS. She hasn’t aged a day since Ally McBeal. Ellen is a lucky lady!
Part II of the interview is after the jump.