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Ellen Actress Kate Williamson Dies at 83

Kate Williamson

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, Kyla Weber

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

Chaz Bono

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

Oprah Winfrey

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

Mad Men, 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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Report: Ben Harper Files for Divorce from Laura Dern

Laura Dern, Ben Harper

Musician Ben Harper has filed for divorce from actress Laura Dern after five years of marriage, according to TMZ.com.

In the divorce papers, filed Friday, Harper claims he and Dern separated back in January. The papers cite irreconcilable differences as the cause for the divorce.

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Harper, 40, is a two-time Grammy winner. He married Dern... read more

Pam Takes it Off for Ellen

We should have known when Pam came out in a robe to do her guest appearance on Ellen that garments would go flying! The Baywatch bombshell proceeded to strip down to a tiny-weeny bikini and play pretend volleyball — but instead of looking athletic, Pammy looked like, well, a booby blonde jumping around in a bikini. Oh sure, now that Ellen is a married woman she's pulling out all the stops to get her attention. read more

VIDEO: Michael Johns and Carly Smithson Sing U2

The daytime talk divas are really going all out this week, eh? On yesterday's Ellen, which was filmed in Chicago, former Idol contestants Michael Johns and Carly Smithson gave an exclusive performance, singing a duet version of the U2 classic "One." This was much more fun than the 'repeat performances' we get during their press tour, and it's safe to say Michael Johns, in particular, would have made Bono proud with this one. — Gina DiNunno read more

Diddy Goes Shot-for-Shot With Ellen

He has yet to stop talking about his oh-so-smooth Ciroc vodka, but Ellen really had Sean "Diddy" Combs put his money where his mouth is when she surprised the mogul with a blind taste test of four different vodkas. Together they plowed through four shooters (though Ellen's were a bit suspect), but Diddy really began to break a sweat when it came down to determining which vodka was his. Think he pulled it off? read more

Ellen Pokes Fun at Miley Cyrus Photo Scandal

While every person in the world with access to a camera has been adding their two cents on the bareback Miley incident, leave it to Ellen to address the controversial matter in the way she does best—with a joke! The talk show host began discussing the topic only to reveal that she too had been a victim of Annie Leibovitz's power of persuasion. read more

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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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