[cite web | author=Caryn James | title=A Message That's Diminished by the Buildup | work=The New York Times | date=1997-04-13 | url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9901E5DC173CF930A25757C0A961958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all | accessdate=2008-03-14] The outing episode, entitled "The Puppy Episode," was one of the highest-rated episodes of the show, but later episodes of the series would fail to match its popularity, and after declining ratings, the show was canceled. DeGeneres returned to the stand-up comedy circuit, and would later re-establish herself as a successful talk show host.]
"Ellen's Energy Adventure"
DeGeneres starred in a series of films for a show named "Ellen's Energy Adventure", which is part of the Universe of Energy attraction and pavilion at Walt Disney World's Epcot. The film also featured Bill Nye, Alex Trebek, Michael Richards and Jamie Lee Curtis. The show revolved around DeGeneres falling asleep and finding herself in an energy-themed version of "Jeopardy!", playing against an old rival, portrayed by Curtis, and Albert Einstein. The next film had DeGeneres hosting an educational look at energy, co-hosted with Nye. The ride first opened on September 15, 1996, as "Ellen's Energy Crisis" but was quickly renamed to the more positive-sounding Ellen's Energy Adventure".
"The Ellen Show"
DeGeneres returned to series television in 2001 with a new CBS sitcom, "The Ellen Show". Though her character was again a lesbian, it was not the central theme of the show. "The Ellen Show" received critical praise, but low viewership and was canceled after one season.Fact|date=March 2008
DeGeneres received wide exposure on November 4, 2001, when she hosted the Emmy Awards-TV show. Presented after two cancellations due to network concerns that a posh ceremony following the September 11, 2001 attacks would appear insensitive, the show required a more somber tone that would also allow viewers to temporarily forget the tragedy. DeGeneres received several standing ovations for her performance that evening which included the line: "We're told to go on living our lives as usual, because to do otherwise is to let the terrorists win, and really, what would upset the Taliban more than a homosexual woman wearing a suit in front of a room full of Jews?"
"Finding Nemo" and voice acting
DeGeneres lent her voice to the role of Dory, a fish with short-term memory loss, in the summer 2003 hit animated Disney/Pixar film "Finding Nemo". The film's director, Andrew Stanton, claimed that he chose her because she "changed the subject five times before one sentence had finished" on her show. [Andrew Stanton states this on the Finding Nemo DVD running commentary] The movie returned DeGeneres to the limelight, with critics giving her rave reviews.Fact|date=December 2007 DeGeneres won the Saturn Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for "Best Supporting Actress", "Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie" from the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and the Annie Award from the International Animated Film Association for "Outstanding Voice Acting" for her work. She was also nominated for a Chicago Film Critics Association Award in the "Best Supporting Actress" category. She also provided the voice of the dog in the prologue of the Eddie Murphy film "Dr. Dolittle".
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
In September 2003, DeGeneres launched a daytime television talk show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show". Amid a crop of several celebrity-hosted talk shows surfacing in 2003 such as those of Sharon Osbourne and Rita Rudner, her show has consistently risen in the Nielsen Ratings and received widespread critical praise. It was nominated for 11 Daytime Emmy Awards in its first season, winning four, including Best Talk Show. The show has won 25 Emmy Awards in its first three seasons on the air. DeGeneres is known for her dancing and singing with the audience at the beginning of the show and during commercial breaks. She often gives away free prizes and trips to her studio audience with the help of her sponsors. On November 17, 2005, the show was played in reverse.
In November 2004, DeGeneres appeared, dancing, in an ad campaign for American Express. Her most recent American Express commercial, a two-minute black-and-white spot where she works with animals, debuted in November 2006 and was created by Ogilvy and Mather. In 2007, the commercial won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial.
In August 2005, DeGeneres was selected once again as host of the 2005 Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, which was held on September 18, 2005. The award ceremonies aired three weeks after Hurricane Katrina, making it the second time she hosted the Emmys following a national tragedy. Because DeGeneres is from New Orleans, the tragedy hit close to home. When she announced that she would again host the Emmys, she joked, "You know me, any excuse to put on a dress." She also hosted the Grammy Awards in 1996 and in 1997.
In February 2006, DeGeneres celebrated her thirty-year class reunion by flying her graduating class to California to be guests on her show. She presented Atlanta High School with a surprise gift of a new electronic LED marquee sign.
In May 2006, DeGeneres made a surprise appearance at the Tulane University commencement in New Orleans. Following George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton to the podium, she came out in a bathrobe and furry slippers. "They told me everyone would be wearing robes," she said.
In March 2007, DeGeneres continued her talk show with a week at Universal Studios Orlando with guests Jennifer Lopez and Lynyrd Skynyrd. DeGeneres did skits with the Hulk Roller Coaster Ride and the Jaws Boat Ride.
In May 2007, DeGeneres was placed on bed rest due to a torn ligament in her back. She continued hosting her show from a hospital bed, tended to by a male nurse, explaining "the show must go on, as they say." Guests sat in hospital beds as well.
In March 2008, DeGeneres hosted her talk show once again from Orlando Florida at Universal Studios Orlando with guests including the Jonas Brothers and Jeff Foxworthy.
In Fall 2008, The Ellen DeGeneres Show will be moved to a larger studio; in addition the Ellen show will be produced in high definition. With her moving to a new studio, her producers will have a new HD control room and equipment.
79th Academy Awards
On September 7, 2006, DeGeneres was selected to host the 79th Academy Awards ceremony, which took place on February 25, 2007. [cite web | url=http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2006/06.09.07.html | title=Ellen DeGeneres to Host 79th Academy Awards Presentation | publisher=Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences | date=2006-09-07 | accessdate=2006-09-08] This makes her the first openly gay or lesbian person to have hosted the event. During the Awards show DeGeneres said, "What a wonderful night, such diversity in the room, in a year when there's been so many negative things said about people's race, religion and sexual orientation. And I want to put this out there: if there weren't blacks, Jews and gays, there would be no Oscars, or anyone named Oscar, when you think about that." [cite news | author=The Associated Press | title=Alan Arkin Wins Best Supporting Actor | url=http://newsmax.com/archives/articles/2007/2/25/213026.shtml | work=NewsMax | date=2007-02-26 | accessdate=2008-03-27] Reviews of her hosting gig were positive, with one saying, "DeGeneres rocked, as she never forgot that she wasn't just there to entertain the Oscar nominees but also to tickle the audience at home." [cite news | author=Susan Young | title=Ellen Probably Most Exciting Thing About 79th Oscars | url=http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_5306943 | archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20070228134329/http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_5306943 | work=InsideBayArea | date=2007-02-26 | archivedate=2007-02-28 | accessdate=2008-03-29] In fact, Regis Philbin said in an interview that "the only complaint was there's not enough Ellen."
DeGeneres was nominated for an Emmy Award as host of the Academy Awards broadcast. [cite web | author=Bob Sassone | title=The Emmys: More thoughts and theories | url=http://podcasts.tvsquad.com/2007/07/19/the-emmys-more-thoughts-and-theories | work=TV Squad | date=2007-07-19 | accessdate=2008-05-19]
2007 Writers Guild strike
DeGeneres, like many actors who are also writers, is a member of both the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and the Writers Guild of America (WGA). Thus, although DeGeneres verbally supported the 2007 WGA strike she did not support it when she crossed the picket line the day after the strike began. [cite news
author=Neal Justin | title=Television: Tears, strike aside, Ellen shows go on | work=Minneapolis St. Paul Star Tribune | url=http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/tv/11828236.html | date=2007-11-16 | accessdate=2007-12-16] [cite news | author=World Entertainment News Network | title=DeGeneres Under Fire for Crossing Picket Line | url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail | work=The San Francisco Chronicle | date=2007-11-09 | accessdate=2007-12-16] Her actions prompted a response from the Union: "We find it sad that Ellen spent an entire week crying and fighting for a dog that she gave away, yet she couldn't even stand by writers for more than one day - writers who have helped make her extremely successful." [cite news | author=WGAE | title=“Ellen DeGeneres Not Welcome in NY!”| url=http://wgaeast.org/index.php/articles/1050?wgra=1#wga1050 | work=Writers Guild of America, East| date=2007-11-12 | accessdate=2008-05-19] Her representatives said that she was competing with other first-run syndicated shows during the competitive November sweeps period, and that she could not break her contracts or risk her show lose its time slot. As a show of solidarity with the strikers, DeGeneres omitted her monologue during the strike, typically written by WGA writers. [cite news | author=Seth Abramovitch | url=http://defamer.com/hollywood/hollywood-strikewatch/ellen-degeneres-speaks-only-in-exotic-birdcalls-as-a-gesture-of-writer-solidarity-321145.php | title=Ellen DeGeneres Speaks Only In Exotic Birdcalls As A Gesture Of Writer Solidarity | work=Defamer |publisher=Gawker Media |date=2007-11-09 | accessdate=2007-12-02] The WGAE condemned her, and said that she was "not welcome in NY", while the AFTRA defended her. [cite news | url=http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/wga-east-says-ellen-not-welcome-in-ny/ | title=WGAE States Ellen "Not Welcome In NY" | work=Deadline Hollywood Daily |first=Nikki | last=Finke | date=2007-11-09 | accessdate=2007-12-02] [cite news |url=http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/advisory-i-have-ellens-response/ |title=URGENT! AFTRA Defends Ellen; Rep Says She "Has Done Nothing" To Violate WGA | accessdate=2007-12-02 |publisher=Deadline Hollywood Daily |first=Nikki | last=Finke | date=2007-11-09 | authorlink=Nikki Finke] [cite news | url=http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/wgae-replies-to-aftra-about-ellen-degeneres |title=WGAE Replies To AFTRA About Ellen Mess |accessdate=2007-12-02 |work=Deadline Hollywood Daily |first=Nikki | last=Finke | date=2007-11-10 |authorlink=Nikki Finke]
Cover Girl Cosmetics Spokeswoman
Ellen began working with Cover Girl Cosmetics in September, 2008. Her face will be the focus of new Cover Girl ads starting in January, 2009. This will be Ellen's first beauty campaign. [ [http://www.covergirl.com/ellen/ "Easy, breezy, beautiful Ellen: It's Official! Ellen Degeneres is now a Cover Girl!] Cover Girl web site, accessed 16 September, 2008.] Critics [ [http://deceiver.com/2008/09/29/ellen-degeneres-is-against-animal-cruelty-sometimes/ "Ellen DeGeneres Is Against Animal Cruelty … Sometimes] Deceiver.com web site, accessed 29 September, 2008.] have noted a degree of hypocrisy in Ellen's support for California's (2008) Proposition 2, an animal rights proposal, and her role with Cover Girl Cosmetics, one of the remaining cosmetics companies that still uses animals for testing its products.
In 1996, DeGeneres appeared as herself in an episode of The Larry Sanders Show, 'Ellen, or isn't she?', in which the fictional talk show host is encouraged by his producer to relentlessly question DeGeneres about her sexuality when she appears as a guest on his show. The night before, DeGeneres sleeps with Sanders, and when the questioning becomes too personal for her liking, she goes public with intimate details of their one night stand. This appearance came a few months before DeGeneres outed herself in real life, but highlights the amount of intense speculation over her sexuality that existed at the time.
DeGeneres' relationship with former "Another World" actress Anne Heche turned into material for the tabloid press. After several years in the spotlight, Heche broke up with DeGeneres and went on to marry cameraman Coley Laffoon. DeGeneres then had a relationship with actress/director/photographer Alexandra Hedison. The couple appeared on the cover of "The Advocate" after their split-up had already been announced to the media.
Since 2004, DeGeneres has been in a relationship with "Arrested Development" and former "Ally McBeal" star Portia de Rossi. After the overturn of the same-sex marriage ban in California, DeGeneres announced on a May 2008 show that she and de Rossi were engaged, [cite news | author=Alonso Duralde | title=Ellen and Portia to Tie the Knot | url=http://www.advocate.com/news_detail_ektid54487.asp | work=The Advocate | date=2008-05-17 | accessdate=2008-05-19] [cite video | people=Ellen DeGeneres | title=DeGeneres, de Rossi Engaged | url=http://www.tv.yahoo.com/the-ellen-degeneres-show/show/35584/videos/7848875 | medium=Video | format=.SWF | location=Los Angeles | publisher="The Ellen DeGeneres Show" | time=00:00:00 to 00:01:15 (inclusive) | date=2008-05-19 | accessdate=2008-05-19] and gave de Rossi a three-carat pink diamond ring.
They were married on August 16, 2008 at their home, with 19 guests including their respective mothers. [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/2580530/Television-presenter-Ellen-DeGeneres-marries-lesbian-lover-Portia-de-Rossi.html "Television presenter Ellen DeGeneres marries lesbian lover Portia de Rossi: TV presenter Ellen DeGeneres has tied the knot with lesbian lover Portia de Rossi"] by Anita Singh, 18 Aug 2008. UK Telegraph] They live in Beverly Hills, with three dogs and four cats. [cite web | url=http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20208195,00.html | title="Ellen Gives Portia Pink Diamonds for 'Dream Wedding'" | author=Dhalwala, Shruti | publisher=People | date=2008-06-21| accessdate=2008-06-23] They are both vegan. [cite news |title=Ellen’s Big Gay Wedding |first=Ramin |last=Setoodeh |work=Newsweek |date=September 6, 2008 |url=http://www.newsweek.com/id/157556] ]
In her book, "Love, Ellen", DeGeneres' mother, Betty DeGeneres, describes being initially shocked when her daughter came out as a lesbian, but has become one of her strongest supporters, an active member of PFLAG and spokesperson for the Human Right Campaign's Coming Out Project. She is also a breast cancer survivor.
In 2007, "Forbes" ranked DeGeneres' net worth to be US$65 million. [cite news | author=Lea Goldman and Kiri Blakeley | title=20 Richest Women in Entertainment | url=http://www.forbes.com/2007/01/17/richest-women-entertainment-tech-media-cz_lg_richwomen07_0118womenstars_lander.html | work=Forbes | date=2007-01-18 | accessdate=2008-05-19]
;Daytime Emmy Awards
*2008 Outstanding Talk Show Host, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
*2007 Outstanding Talk Show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
*2007 Outstanding Talk Show Host, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
*2006 Outstanding Talk Show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
*2006 Outstanding Talk Show Host, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
*2006 Outstanding Special Class Writing, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
*2005 Outstanding Talk Show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
*2005 Outstanding Talk Show Host, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
*2005 Outstanding Special Class Writing, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
*2004 Outstanding Talk Show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
*1997 Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series,
;People's Choice Awards
*2008 Favorite Daytime Talk Show Host
*2008 Favorite Funny Female Star
*2008 Favorite Yes I Chose This Star
*2007 Favorite Daytime Talk Show Host
*2007 Favorite Funny Female Star
*2006 Favorite Daytime Talk Show Host
*2006 Favorite Funny Female Star
*2005 Favorite Daytime Talk Show Host
*2005 Favorite Funny Female Star
;Kids Choice Awards
*2004 Favorite Voice from an animated movie, "Finding Nemo"
;1st Annual Wave Awards, Academy of Wireless Arts, Video and Entertainment
*2007 Favorite Talk Show Host, "", Ellen DeGeneres & Sprint TV
*"Women of the Night" (1988)
*"Open House" (1989-1990)
*"Laurie Hill" (1992-1993)
*""Roseanne" as Dr. Whitman (1995)
*"The Larry Sanders Show" as herself in 'Ellen, or isn't she?' (1996)
*"Mad About You" as Nancy Bloom (1998)
*"If These Walls Could Talk 2" (2000)
*"Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning" (2000)
*"Will & Grace" as Sister Louise (2001)
*"On the Edge" (2001)
*"The Ellen Show" (2001-2002)
*"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (2003-present)
*"57th Annual Primetime Emmys" 2005
*"79th Annual Academy Awards" (Host) (25 February 2007)
*"American Idol: Idol Gives Back" (Co-host)
*"Deal Or No Deal" as a model (2008)(April 2007)
*"Ellen's Really Big Show" (2007)
*"Arduous Moon" (1990) (short subject)
*"Wisecracks" (1991) (documentary)
*"Trevor" (1994) (short subject)
*"Ellen's Energy Adventure" (1996) (short subject)
*"Mr. Wrong" as Martha Alston(1996)
*"Goodbye Lover" (1998)
*"Dr. Dolittle" as John Dolittle's dog (1998) (voice)
*"EdTV" as Cynthia (1999)
*"The Love Letter" as Janet Hall (1999)
*"If These Walls Could Talk 2" as Kal (2000)
*"Pauly Shore Is Dead" as herself (2003)
*"Finding Nemo" as Dory (2003) (voice)
*"My Short Film" (2004) (short subject)
*"ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 1" - Comedy Central star Jade Esteban Estrada portrays DeGeneres in the highly-acclaimed solo comedy in 2002.
* [http://ellen.warnerbros.com/ The Ellen DeGeneres Show's official website]
* [http://telepicturesblog.warnerbros.com/ellenshow/ Ellen DeGeneres blog]
* [http://www.Ellen-DeGeneres.com Ellen DeGeneres community Forum]
* [http://www.pub.umich.edu/daily/1999/apr/04-09-99/news/news5.html DeGeneres talks about coming out experience] , an April 1999 article about her appearance at the University of Michigan
* [http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/1h/cchannel.download.akamai.com/18227/podcast/PHOENIX-AZ/KZZP-FM/ELLEN_DEGENERES_ON_JOHNJAY_AND_RICH.mp3?CPROG=PCAST&MARKET=PHOENIX-AZ&NG_FORMAT=chrrhythmic&SITE_ID=1096&STATION_ID=KZZP-FM&PCAST_AUTHOR=Johnjay_and_Rich&PCAST_CAT=Arts_%26_Entertainment&PCAST_TITLE=Johnjay_and_Rich_at_Their_Best DeGeneres on the JohnJay and Rich radio show helping a mother in need to win a car]
list=Primetime Emmys host
NAME= DeGeneres, Ellen
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= DeGeneres, Ellen Lee
SHORT DESCRIPTION=American stand-up comedian, television host and actress
DATE OF BIRTH= January 26, 1958
PLACE OF BIRTH= Metairie, Louisiana
DATE OF DEATH=
PLACE OF DEATH=
Источник: Ellen DeGeneres