Comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres has been tapped to host the 79th Annual Academy Awards. It is the first time DeGeneres will be handling the film awards show--she previously did two stints each for the Grammys and the Emmys.
DeGeneres is herself a two-time Emmy winner for her daytime talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She has also starred in the sitcoms Ellen and The Ellen Show.
DeGeneres takes over from last year's host, Daily Show funnyman Jon Stewart. In the past the show has been hosted by Chris Rock, Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Whoopi Goldberg, David Letterman, Chevy Chase, Johnny Carson, and Bob Hope, to name a few.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards will be broadcast on ABC, February 25, 2007, from Hollywood's Kodak Theater.
The incredible destructive force of Hurricane Katrina has left thousands of people dead and hundreds of thousands without their homes or a single possession. Relief efforts have been slow and difficult, especially in the city of New Orleans, which bore the horrific brunt of the storm's devastation. Four days after the hurricane struck, the National Guard has finally arrived in the flooded, sweltering city, but more help is still needed for the victims.
ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, UPN, and The WB are coming together to air an hour-long fundraising special called Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast on Friday, September 9. The commercial-free show will feature musical performances and celebrity appearances, but an official list of those involved has not yet been released. The special will be aired live on the East Coast at 8 p.m. and tape-delayed in the rest of the country ...Read more
Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, won five daytime Emmys Friday. The show, in it's second season, won Best Talk Show and Best Talk Show Host awards.
After winning, Ellen was self-deprecating, saying her job was like a bartender because it consisted of "basically just sitting there and listening to people talking."
Other winners included Best Game Show Jeopardy! and Best Game Show Host, Meredith Vieira.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show has consistently been one of the world's highest-rated shows and has been awarded many Daytime Emmy Awards. Hosted by star of Ellen and The Ellen Show, Ellen Degeneres always brings her A-game in order to make you laugh. Featuring a unique mix of celebrity interviews, chart-topping and up-and-coming musical performances, audience participation games, and segments spotlighting real life stories, and amazing talent throughout all age-groups. Ellen encourages a "negative-free zone", and tries to make everybody feel as if they are in the studio, even if they're sat at home. She regularly rings viewers and throughout regular segments within the show encourages people at home to send in videos, letters and even leave voicemail messages. Unlike other talk-shows were the host is accompanied by a houseband, Ellen is joined by a in-house DJ. Since the start of the series, there have been four DJ's (Scotty K, Jonny Abrahams, DJ Stryker, and Tont Okungbowa). However, Tony Okungbowa has been around the longest, appearing during most of season 1 and 2, and regularly since season 6. What is a huge part of the show, as at the start of each programme, after delivering her opening monologue, Ellen dances with the audience, following on from this she does her signature dance across her coffee table. Produced by Warner Bros. Entertainment on the Warner Bros. lot in California.moreless