"I am going to be the new judge on American Idol," Ellen DeGeneres announced on her talk show on Wednesday.
It was no joke: TVGuide.com has confirmed that DeGeneres is set to take on a full-time, permanent judging spot on Fox's hit reality series.
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi look happy, but they don't look good at the Daytime Emmys.
Let's start with De Rossi: From the waist up, this navy, off-the-shoulder number is simple and lovely, but below the waist it totally falls apart. We would have belted it higher and tighter, and lost those hideous sandals. She may have been going for the Grecian look, but the flats make her feet look like ships sailing the Aegean. Heels, Portia, heels!
DeGeneres, who often opts for simple but unique, went a bit too simple with ...
Kanye West and Ellen DeGeneres
Daytime diva Ellen DeGeneres is taking her Bigger, Longer & Wider TBS variety special to Chicago.
Take a look back at DeGeneres through the years
"I love Chicago, and if it weren't for the weather, I'd live there," said DeGeneres. "And you know I've ...
Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Lambert
Ellen DeGeneres is proud that American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert is publicly embracing his homosexuality.
"I'm proud of him, and I'm happy for anyone who has the guts to actually tell the world who they are and not fear they are ...
Jodie Foster, Will Ferrell
Commencement speeches aren't always just platitudes and cliches. Every once in a while, a graduating class will luck out with a seriously entertaining celebrity speaker. Here are the top five speeches we wish we had had at our graduations:
School: Tulane University Class of 2009
Best Line: "I realize most of you are hungover and have splitting headaches and haven't slept since Fat Tuesday, but you can't graduate until I finish so listen up."
Watch this speech and more after the jump!
Can Ellen DeGeneres pull off a five-peat?
The dance-happy comedienne picked up a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host, a category she has owned since 2005.
DeGeneres will face off against ...
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Daytime diva Ellen DeGeneres just celebrated her 1,000th episode with a little surprise from the queen of talk herself — Oprah Winfrey.
After being on the air for six seasons, DeGeneres celebrated the milestone episode Friday with a surprise ...
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres
The L Word, Desperate Housewives, Kathy Griffin and Ellen DeGeneres were among the recipients of this year's GLAAD Media Awards for highlighting gay issues and equality.
DeGeneres' eponymous show won in the best talk show episode category for "Ellen and Portia's Wedding Day," which chronicled her August nuptials to the Better Off Ted star.
"In my opinion, we are ...
Drew Barrymore and Justin Long
Though Drew Barrymore and Justin Long have been seen together a lot since breaking up last July, Barrymore says their relationship is purely platonic.
"We're good friends and we're doing a film this summer and I think it's very confusing," Barrymore said during her appearance on Ellen on Friday to promote her new HBO film, Grey Gardens (premiering Saturday at 8 pm/ET). "We're dear friends. I guess ...
We all know talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is a huge animal lover, but the daytime diva is taking her passion to a new level by selling the clothes off her back to help support them.
DeGeneres announced Tuesday that she is teaming up with eBay to launch an online charity auction benefitting The Humane Society of The United States.
"I'll be auctioning off my clothes and ...