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August 24, 2004 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As the world continues its sustained shriek at the loss of Edvard Munch's definitive portrait of proto-existentialist angst, The Scream, we shriek "Oh God!" in cinephilic angst (or is it a cinephobic angst?) over a surreal cinematic move: a remake of the '77 New Age-ish comedy Oh God! starring Ellen DeGeneres in the title role. According to Variety, prolific producer Jerry Weintraub (Ocean's Eleven and Twelve, The Firm, The Karate Kid) is remaking his own sappy but charming flick about a grocery manager chosen by God to spread kindness and such.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
If you are a famous celebrity or a starving journalist, you need to Twitter, you need to InstaGram, you need to Facebook. It helps you cultivate a community, broaden your brand, help to humanize you. And then it gets you in trouble. Ellen DeGeneres , whose daytime talk show may be the most inclusive on television, was defending a tweet yesterday after she posted a photoshopped picture of herself riding on sprinter Usain Bolt 's back: This is how I'm running errands from now on. #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/gYPtG9T1ao — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow)
NEWS
November 9, 1997 | By Carol Rosenberg, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU This article contains information from the Associated Press
President Clinton burst a political taboo last night, addressing a $500-a-couple homosexual-rights benefit and telling a black-tie crowd of gays and lesbians, "I am delighted to be here. " No sitting president has ever before spoken to a gay civil rights group. The affair benefited the Human Rights Campaign, which lobbies against discrimination against homosexuals in the workplace and in favor of more funding for AIDS research. "I want us to come together across all our lines of differences into one America.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 1996 | By Gail Shister Inquirer TV critic Jonathan Storm contributed to this report
Ellen DeGeneres is no Roseanne or Brett Butler, and she likes it that way. Unlike her caustic ABC sitcom colleagues, "I'm like a wimp," DeGeneres told TV critics gathered here yesterday. "I really don't like to offend anybody or get a laugh at someone else's expense. I'm not saying that's bad. " Roseanne and Butler "don't pull any punches. I think that's great. I deal with that in therapy all the time, to try to get to that point. I just try to find humor in things we can all relate to instead of making fun of someone else.
NEWS
June 23, 2016 | By Jerome Maida, For the Daily News
When I told Finding Dory star Ellen DeGeneres that I almost cried during the movie, the comedienne had a ready retort. "Just say you cried! It's okay," DeGeneres said, while the rest of those in attendance at her press conference roared in laughter. "We all cried. " When I told DeGeneres that even seeing parts of the film's trailer and replaying scenes from the film in my head made me tear up, DeGeneres talked about how she feels the film resonates with so many so deeply-and why. "I think it's so much more than a cartoon movie," she continued.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2005 | By VALERIE KUKLENSKI Los Angeles Daily News
"How come this keeps happening to me?" Ellen DeGeneres says that was her gut reaction when it struck her that she would once again be hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards following a deadly national crisis. In 2001, she'd signed up for what should have been a routine annual tribute to the best of television with all its glitz and laughs. Two postponements later, it was an unusually solemn occasion, acknowledging the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the Armed Forces who had gone into Afghanistan in response.
NEWS
April 30, 2006 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Awards season goes on. Friday night, Ellen DeGeneres swept Daytime Emmy awards for best talk show and best host for the second year in a row, and General Hospital and Guiding Light also won big at Hollywood's Kodak Theater, also home of the Oscars. It was the first prime-time showing for the Daytime Emmys in its 33-year history and its first time in L.A. Kim Zimmer, Reva on Guiding Light, won her fourth Emmy as lead actress (after a season in which Reva endured menopause and a fall down an elevator shaft - it pays the rent)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
ELLEN DeGENERES was hailed as a trailblazer Monday night as she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center, in Washington. The show will be broadcast Oct. 30 on PBS stations. When DeGeneres first heard that she was receiving the same honor that Bill Cosby , Tina Fey and Will Ferrell won in recent years, she joked, "It really makes me wonder . . . why didn't I get this sooner?" More than just 'Avatar' Deep-sea explorer James Cameron has come up from beneath the sea. The director of "Aliens," "Terminator 2," "Titanic" and "Avatar," has picked up movie rights to The Informationist , a novel by Taylor Stevens , whose main female character has been compared with Lisbeth Salander, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
NEWS
September 24, 2001 | By Jonathan Storm INQUIRER TELEVISION CRITIC
A couple of our TV gal pals return to the tube tonight in new series that play to their strengths, but that are nothing to write home about. Neither of their characters needs to write home, since both wind up there, following the old prodigal-child-returns format that has been popular for about 5,000 years. The reason the format's back on TV this year is that it was successful last year, in the guise of Ed, the bowling alley lawyer, on NBC. Tonight's new series are pleasantly watchable, but neither has a shard of the originality that makes Ed distinctive.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
FORMER CBS3 ANCHOR Susan Barnett has been a regular fixture on Fox News on Saturday mornings. Barnett left CBS3 in April of last year. "I am enjoying my newfound freedom, except with 3-year-old interruptions," she said as her child's voice on the other end of the phone questioned her about an Elf on the Shelf placement. I caught up with Barnett after I heard she was working nationally, doing flash sales on the network on Saturdays. "Good Morning America" and the "Today" show have similar segments.
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August 18, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
If you are a famous celebrity or a starving journalist, you need to Twitter, you need to InstaGram, you need to Facebook. It helps you cultivate a community, broaden your brand, help to humanize you. And then it gets you in trouble. Ellen DeGeneres , whose daytime talk show may be the most inclusive on television, was defending a tweet yesterday after she posted a photoshopped picture of herself riding on sprinter Usain Bolt 's back: This is how I'm running errands from now on. #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/gYPtG9T1ao — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow)
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June 23, 2016 | By Jerome Maida, For the Daily News
When I told Finding Dory star Ellen DeGeneres that I almost cried during the movie, the comedienne had a ready retort. "Just say you cried! It's okay," DeGeneres said, while the rest of those in attendance at her press conference roared in laughter. "We all cried. " When I told DeGeneres that even seeing parts of the film's trailer and replaying scenes from the film in my head made me tear up, DeGeneres talked about how she feels the film resonates with so many so deeply-and why. "I think it's so much more than a cartoon movie," she continued.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
THIS MEAL'S not happy, it's praiseworthy. Wednesday, the 2016 McDonald's Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour comes to the Dell Music Center (2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive). Tickets are free (at www.365Black.com , while supplies last) and concertgoers can enjoy uplifting music and help a good cause, Ronald McDonald House Charities. Now in its 10th year, this edition will be hosted by Stellar-nominated artist and radio personality Lonnie Hunter and feature performances and inspiration from Donald Lawrence , Bishop Marvin Sapp , Karen Clark-Sheard , Pastor Charles Jenkins , Christian rapper Canton Jones , Gospel crooner Jonathan McReynolds , Williams Brothers member Doug Williams and Christian comedienne, Small Fire . There also will be a presentation to the 2016 Anthony DeLuz Black History Maker of Today, educator Omar Barlow . Doors open at 6 p.m. The show begins an hour later.
NEWS
May 27, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Dunham: Don't apologize! Do women suffer from apology-itis more than men? Do they feel they must belittle themselves all the time? Girls star and public intellectual Lena Dunham believes so. Women, she writes on LinkedIn, have a tendency to apologize even when they've been wronged by someone else. "We rush to say it when we're interrupted," she says. "We scream it across a crowded restaurant when someone else arrives late so we've lost our table. " Dunham suggests you go a week without saying that dread word.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Kanye "The Ego" West lets loose "What [is] the point of thinking?" So declared Kanye West Thursday on Ellen DeGeneres ' show when the host suggested he may want to reflect on his tweets before posting them. Kim Kardashian 's hub is famous for detonating stream-of-consciousness ravings on social media. West, 38, accused the media of trying to make him look foolish. Despite it all, he insisted, "I care about people. " Before Ellen could stop him (but would she want to?
NEWS
March 4, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, STAFF WRITER
Ashton's ninjas Whoa! There were ninjas at Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis ' super-duper-secret wedding? Any casualties? "It was a ninja effort," Kutcher, appearing Wednesday on Ellen DeGeneres ' show, told her of the lengths and depths he went to to keep the "I do" a secret. "We really didn't want helicopters at our wedding, and it's a legitimate concern. So I was posting things on social media that were in different locations to avoid the helicopters because we didn't want to be, like, screaming our vows at each other.
NEWS
February 5, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
CONDUCTOR Riccardo Muti 's official website says the conductor has undergone hip surgery in Italy following an accident. The website said yesterday that as a result the music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra , and former director of the Philadelphia Orchestra , cannot conduct concerts planned this month in Chicago. It said the accident was not serious, but provided no details. The news agency ANSA reported that Muti underwent the surgery in the Italian city of Ravenna after a fall at home.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
Very busy attorney Gloria Allred , a Penn alum for those of you interested in local connections, has another new client. And that can only mean some dude is in trouble. The dude is Tyga , Kylie Jenner 's ex, and Allred's client is model Molly O'Malia . Tyga is 26. Kylie is 18. Molly is 14. (Tyga, you're going in the wrong direction.) TMZ.com reports that Tyga had repeatedly tried to contact Molly, OK! ran a story about the contacts, and the story claimed Kylie busted him for trying to dip his toe in the kiddie pool.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bieber: I'm single Lock up your daughters!  Justin Bieber 's on the prowl. "I'm single, ladies,"  Selena Gomez 's ex-boyfriend told  Ellen DeGeneres  on Tuesday on her show. "And ready to mingle. " DeGeneres said Bieb's declaration may cause an avalanche of propositions from women. "I don't know if I'm ready for a relationship right now," said Bieb, who is marketing his new tune, "What Do You Mean?" "They don't want relationships," DeGeneres said. "They just want to mingle.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gordon refutes claims Nick Gordon , longtime companion of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown , filed a response Tuesday to a lawsuit charging him with contributing to her wrongful death. Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown , was found unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31, and after a long, sad interim, she died on July 26.Gordon confirms they partied the night before the catastrophe and argued the next morning. But he strongly denies he caused her death.
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