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Sunday
Jan062013

Courteney Cox: Soon-to-Be Ex-Husband David Arquette 'Best Friend in the World'

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Courteney Cox said during an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that her soon-to-be ex-husband David Arquette is her best friend in the world, Us Magazine reports.

The 48-year-old actress talked about how the pair have remained on good terms during a taping of the show that is set to air Monday, Jan. 7. Cox told DeGeneres that the two have grown and changed since the divorce, which the couple announced in 2010, and thinks they both appreciate each other more, Us Magazine says.

Cox and Arquette have both reportedly asked for joint physical and legal custody of their 8-year-old daughter, Coco, in their June 2010 divorce papers, according to Us Weekly.

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Wednesday
Feb082012

Ellen DeGeneres Responds to Group's Criticism of JCPenney Deal

Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra(LOS ANGELES) -- Ellen DeGeneres is happy that California's same-sex marriage ban was declared unconstitutional by a federal appeals court on Tuesday, but she's less than thrilled with a conservative group that is protesting her new partnership with JCPenney because she's gay.

In an episode of her daytime talk show airing Wednesday, DeGeneres says the court's decision on Proposition 8 is a, "step in the right direction." She then brings up the group One Million Moms and its criticism of her JCPenney deal. She says, "I'd like to talk about it because my haters are my motivators."

DeGeneres says of the group, which recently claimed that JCPenney will lose sales because it hired the openly-gay comedienne as its brand ambassador, "They wanted to get me fired, and I'm proud and happy to say that JCPenney stuck by their decision to make me their spokesperson. Which is great news for me because I also need some new crew socks. I'm really going to clean up with this discount."

Reading from a statement in which One Million Moms accused JCPenney of jumping on the "pro-gay bandwagon," DeGeneres says, "Being gay or pro-gay isn't a bandwagon. You don't get a free ride anywhere. There's no music. And occasionally we'll sing 'We Are Family,' but that's about it."

DeGeneres then disputes the notion that JCPenney is losing customers because of the hire, pointing to supportive comments written by people on One Million Moms' Facebook page.

She says, "I usually don't talk about stuff like this on my show but I really want to thank everyone who is supporting me....Here are the values I stand for: I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you'd want to be treated and helping those in need."

A preview clip of DeGeneres' comments has been posted on E! Online.

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Wednesday
Dec142011

Paris Jackson Reveals Michael Jackson’s Most Memorable Words

Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- “If I die tomorrow, always remember what I told you.”

This was the most memorable thing Michael Jackson told her, his daughter Paris says in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres airing Thursday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“I took his advice, and I remembered everything he told me,” Paris adds.

Michael Jackson died at the age of 50 in 2009.

Paris, 13, will star in an upcoming live-action/animated film called Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys, based on the young adult fantasy book series by Dennis H. Christen.

In the interview she says Michael Jackson inspired her interest in acting.

“My dad was in the movie Moonwalker, and I knew he could sing really well, but I didn’t know he could act,” says Paris. “I saw that and I said, Wow, I want to be just like him.”

Michael would do improvisation exercises with Paris, she says.

“He would give us little scenarios. He would say, ‘O.K., in this scene you’re going to cry,’ and I’d cry on the spot.”

When asked about wearing a mask in public, a practice Michael enforced to protect his children from media attention, Paris says, “I’m like, this is stupid. Why am I wearing a mask? But I kind of realized the older I got, like, he only tried to protect us, and he’d explain that to us, too.”

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Tuesday
Sep272011

Ellen DeGeneres 'Fine' after Experiencing Chest Pains at Work

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(BURBANK, Calif.) -- Ellen DeGeneres suffered chest pains Monday on the Warner Bros. lot in California where she tapes her daytime talk show, but she's feeling fine now, according to TMZ.com.

One of her staff members reportedly called 911 after DeGeneres experienced chest pains during a producers' meeting, and though members of the Burbank Fire Department reported to the lot, she was not taken to the hospital.  She was later seen walking under her own power.

According to E! Online, DeGeneres addressed the incident during a taping of her talk show that airs Tuesday.

She said, "Last night I was having chest pains. So this morning the paramedics came to look at me.  First of all, I'm fine.  Let me just say, I'm fine.  The paramedics were strippers that I had called.  That's how the rumors got started."

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Thursday
Dec092010

Katy Perry Changing Last Name to Brand; Makes Chart History

Photo Courtesy - Capitol Records(BURBANK, Calif.) -- Before Katy Perry became famous, she went by the name Katy Hudson.  But she's about to change her name again -- to Katy Brand.

Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, Perry told DeGeneres now that she's married to comedian and actor Russell Brand, she'll answer to "Mrs. Brand" if someone calls her that, and revealed that she's "in the process" of changing her name legally to Katy Brand.  It's not known if she'll use that name professionally, though.

Meanwhile, Perry has made chart history with her latest single, "Firework."  It's reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first female artist in 11 years to score three Hot 100 number one hits from a single album.

Perry's Grammy-nominated disc Teenage Dream first produced the number one hit "California Gurls," followed by "Teenage Dream" and now, "Firework."  The last female artist to accomplish that was Monica, with her album The Boy Is Mine.

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Wednesday
Nov102010

Madonna Addresses Bullying, Teen Suicide on 'Ellen'

Photo Courtesy - The Ellen DeGeneres Show/Warner Bros. Productions(BURBANK, Calif.) -- Madonna addressed the issue of bullying and teen suicide that has grabbed headlines in recent weeks when she appeared via satellite on Tuesday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The pop star said, "I'm incredibly disturbed and saddened by the overwhelming number of teen suicides that have been reported lately because of bullying."

Several deaths have been linked to the fact that victims were teased for being gay.  Madonna has nothing but sympathy, explaining, "The gay community has been incredibly supportive of me.  I wouldn't have a career if it weren't for the gay community."

She also said she knows what it's like to be an outsider.  She noted she "can totally relate to the idea of feeling isolated and alienated.  I was incredibly lonely as a child, as a teenager.  I have to say I never felt like I fit in in school.  I wasn't a jock.  I wasn't an intellectual.  There was no group that I felt a part of.  I just felt like a weirdo."

Madonna got worked up about the subject, saying, "The concept that we are torturing teenagers because they are gay...It's unfathomable.  It's like lynching black people or Hitler exterminating Jews.  Sorry if I'm going on a rampage right now but this is America.  The land of the free and the home of the brave."

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Monday
Nov012010

Taylor Swift Answers Rumors on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' 

Photo Courtesy - Big Machine Records(BURBANK, Calif.) -- Taylor Swift takes over The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday for her Speak Now album release party.  The show was taped last week, and word has gotten out that Ellen asked Taylor about her possible relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal.

According to MTV.com, DeGeneres posted a picture of Swift and Gyllenhaal on the screen during the show's interview portion, but she couldn't get Swift to admit to anything.  DeGeneres reportedly asked if Swift's song "Dear John" was about her alleged former love interest John Mayer.  The singer replied, "That song kind of is what it is."

In addition to her Ellen appearance, Swift is also set to perform on ABC's Dancing with the Stars Tuesday.

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