Ellen DeGeneres

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  • Birth Name: Ellen Lee DeGeneres
  • Birth Place: New Orleans, LA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/26/1958, Aquarius
  • Profession: Talk-show host; actor; writer; comedian
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Neil Patrick Harris Will Host the 2015 Oscars

The closest thing the world has to a professional awards show host, Neil Patrick Harris, has been tapped to host the Oscars on Feb. 22, 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday.

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Top Videos: Chris Pratt’s SNL Promos, Ellen Page and Kate Mara in “Tiny Detectives”

This week, Saturday Night Live prepared to kick off its 40th season with new promos featuring host Chris Pratt, while former cast member Ana Gasteyer publicly apologized to Martha Stewart for impersonating her on national TV. Girls star Lena Dunham offered advice in a new web series, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson auditioned for Dancing with the Stars. Also, a heated "raining"-versus-"sprinkling" debate erupted between two toddlers and ended in a physical assault (adorably). Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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W. Kamau Bell Laments “The Whiteness of Late Night”

Jimmy FallonConan O'BrienStephen ColbertJames CordenJimmy KimmelSeth Meyers. What do all these names have in common? They're all currently, or are going to be, late-night talk show hosts.

And they're all white guys.

In a column for Buzzfeed, comedian W. Kamau Bell rails against "the whiteness of late night," and comments upon the opportunities for change that have been passed up, in recent months especially.

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Videos

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Laugh Lessons With Kevin Nealon TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2014 People's Choice Awards 2014 TV Show Series, Appearing
2014 86th Academy Awards TV Show Series, Host
2013 Grammy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 Makers TV Show Series, Remarks by

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Top Videos: Britney Spears Joins Tinder, Ellen Does "Anaconda"

This week, Jimmy Fallon helped Britney Spears sign up for Tinder, and also participated in a Tonight Show edition of Family Feud that went completely off the rails. Former Saturday Night Live cast member Bill Hader shared a hilarious Casey Kasem sketch that tragically never made it to air, and Ellen DeGeneres released her own version of Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" video. Elsewhere, viewers also got their first taste of Utopia and its amazing theme song, as well as a very special Jeff Goldblum rendition of the Jurassic Park theme song. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Top Moments: Jimmy Kimmel's Friendly Reunion and True Blood's Lifeless Finale

Our top moments of the week:

13. Best Response: In case you were living under a rock, or, you know, watching something else on TV Monday night, Gwen Stefani took a page from John Travolta's book and totally mispronounced Stephen Colbert's last name when she presented at the Emmys. Even though Colbert had already pre-taped his Tuesday show last week, the host still gets in a small jab at the much-discussed gaffe in the blink-and-you'll-miss-it opening credits, in which "Colbore" comes across the screen next to other descriptive words like "honorable," "star-spangled" and... read more

Chelsea Lately Finale: Ellen DeGeneres, Naked Chelsea Handler and Singing!

Chelsea Handler made sure her E! talk show Chelsea Latelywent out with a bang Tuesday night, thanks to some help from her celebrity friends.

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Emmys 2014: Did Seth Meyers Play It Too Safe?

Seth Meyers continued his breakout year Monday night as the host of television's biggest night, the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Hosting a major awards show is ostensibly an honor, but increasingly, in the world of live-tweeting, a thankless assignment — and one that was made even more tedious by the fact that this year's Emmy telecast occurred on a Monday. Did Meyers rise to the occasion?

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Leah Remini: My Family Is Closer Since I Left Scientology

It's been almost a year since Leah Remini left the Church of Scientology, of which she was a member for more than 30 years. However, now the King of Queens alum and former The Talk co-host is working on... read more

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