Ellen DeGeneres

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Quotes (131)

  • Ellen: I see those adverts that have the babies in them for GAP and maybe it's cute that they have a little GAP knit sweater on their head, a little GAP outfit. But they advertise kids very well, those GAP ads. I don't even look at the clothes - I just go, 'That's a cute baby, I'll take that one.'

  • Ellen: (continuing her efforts to get George Clooney on her show) I put a basketball in front of George Clooney's door and sprayed it with supermodel perfume to lure him out.

  • Ellen: (on the possibility of her and Portia de Rossi having children) It's something we would never take lightly and just say, 'That would be fun.' It's a lot of work and we recognize that. In a way, we want to be selfish because we love our life, but we know how much that adds to it.

  • Ellen: (on plans to visit Australia to see Portia's family for Christmas 2008) I've met Portia's mother and her cousins, and I mentioned last night that we should go for Christmas. I can't wait to get there. I'd like to get the show there, I'm going to push hard to make that happen.

  • Ellen (on the 2nd Idol Gives Back): Everyone knows it's better to give than to receive, that's why I want to give you some advice. You get the advice and I get the joy of giving -- it's a win-win. Here it is: Give yourself a treat and watch Idol Gives Back. Again, you get the joy of giving and an amazing line-up of artists get to give us an incredible show. Last year, we were able to give away over $76 million. You give, you get. Get it?

  • Ellen: (after winning a 2007 Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Talk Show Host) I was surprised. You can’t take it for granted that they like you. They can like a lot of people. There are lots of shows and The View has a lot of people talking. Whether people love her or not, Rosie brought something to the show this year. I liked what she did. I thought that was interesting.

  • Ellen (from 'My Point and I Do Have One'): Sometimes when I am driving I get so angry at inconsiderate drivers that I want to scream at them. But then I remember how insignificant that is, and I thank God that I have a car and my health and gas. That was phrased wrong - normally you wouldn't say, thank God I have gas.

  • Ellen (from 'My Point and I Do Have One'): I don't need a baby growing inside me for nine months. For one thing, there's morning sickness. If I'm going to feel nauseous and achy when I wake up, I want to acheive that state the old fashioned way: getting good and drunk the night before.

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Trivia (95)

  • TV Guide included Portia and Ellen in their Power A-List couples in 2007.

  • In 2007, Forbes ranked DeGeneres' net worth to be $65 million.

  • Ellen announced on a May 2008 show that she and de Rossi were engaged, 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. They live in Beverly Hills, with three dogs and four cats.

  • In the Top 10 Gay wedding list published in 2008, the Telegraph (a British newspaper) ranked the union between Ellen DeGeneres and her civil partner Portia de Rossi at no 6.

  • Ellen revealed she would like to travel to Australia for Christmas 2008 in order to spend time with partner Portia's family.

  • Ellen worked both as a bartender and a paralegal.

  • Ellen was ranked #16 of Comedy Central's "100 greatest stand-ups".

  • Ellen held her very own variety show called Ellen's Really Big Show. It aired on TBS on Monday November 19th 07.

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