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Ellen Actress Kate Williamson Dies at 83

Kate Williamson, who played Mrs. Rodgers on Ellen, died Friday,Deadline reports. She was 83.

Williamson, born Robina Jane Sparks, passed away in her Enicno, Calif., home. Her husband Al Ruscio, who appeared in The Godfatherand on Seinfeld, had passed away on Nov. 12.

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Season 5, Episode 21
When Ellen's parents renew their vows, it prompts Ellen to think about taking her relationship with Laurie to the next level: marriage.

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Season 5, Episode 20
Ellen tries to encourage her radio audience to be nicer, but instead they become more hostile.

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Season 5, Episode 19
A parody of the career of Ellen DeGeneres, celebrating her 75 years in show business.

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Season 5, Episode 18
Ellen rushes to the hospital after discovering that Laurie was in a car accident. While waiting for news on her condition, Ellen meets a woman in the waiting room, whom she discovers is Laurie's ex-girlfriend and Holly's "father."

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Ellen Actress Kate Williamson Dies at 83

Kate Williamson, who played Mrs. Rodgers on Ellen, died Friday,Deadline reports. She was 83.

Williamson, born Robina Jane Sparks, passed away in her Enicno, Calif., home. Her husband Al Ruscio, who appeared in The Godfatherand on Seinfeld, had passed away on Nov. 12.

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Video: Vince Vaughn Reveals His Wife is Pregnant

Vince Vaughn and his wife Kyla Weber are expecting their second child, the actor said on Ellen.

"This is the first time I've said anything," Vaughn, 43, revealed after sharing the big news. "We're very excited...She's due August 5th."

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Keck's Exclusives First Look: Chaz Bono's Secret Life

Now that Chaz Bono has undergone gender reassignment, he wants to become a Hollywood leading man. The child of Cher and the late Sonny Bono, who turns 44 on March 4, last acted on network TV in 1997; when he was still Chastity, Bono played a support group leader in the episode of Ellen in which Ellen DeGeneres' character came out to her parents. 

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Oprah Called The N-Word After Ellen DeGeneres' Coming Out

Apparently, Ellen DeGeneres wasn't the only one who received vitriolic backlash after she came out.

Oprah Winfrey told The Hollywood Reporter that after appearing in the infamous "puppy episode" of Ellen, in which DeGeneres' character Ellen Morgan revealed her sexual orientation, Winfrey received hateful letters and phone calls. read more

Top Moments: Crazy Love on Parenthood, Mad Men and The Good Wife

In the pursuit of TV love, our favorite characters employed some really weird tactics this week. On Boardwalk Empire, Margaret got Nucky's attention by dropping a dime on him. Crosby proposed with a plastic novelty ring while wearing a tacky jumpsuit on Parenthood. House's cranky doc even agreed to — gasp! — babysit. Don Draper's impromptu proposal on Mad Men's finale caught us off guard. But it's Kalinda and Blake's destructive flirtation on The Good Wife that perhaps most eloquently underscored that love may be a many-splendored thing, but there's nothing hotter than taking a baseball bat to your intended's automobile. Welcome to Top Moments: Love Is Strange Edition.

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Premiered: March 29, 1994, on ABC
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Premise: A warm and funny slice-of-life sitcom about an L.A. bookstore manager and her acquaintances that began as a `Seinfeld'-like show titled `These Friends of Mine.' The Emmy-winning series hit its high point on April 30, 1997, when its heroine proclaimed her homosexuality in `The Puppy Episode,' an outing that drew 42 million viewers.

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