February 10, 2010 |
Judge Ellen takes the 'Idol' bench Will we love Ellen DeGeneres in her new role as an American Idol judge? Will we hate her but love the fact that we hate her? (The Simon Cowell complex, as Sigmund Freud termed it.) Mum Betty has every faith in Ellen's judicial abilities. "She can't be brutal and she won't be just nicey- nice," Betty tells The Insider. "She will do honesty with a soft pedal. " Ryan Seacrest was busy yesterday denying that Ellen and Simon loathed each other during taping.
January 30, 2010 |
Will Smith for president? Will Smith for president! The Philly star's extraordinary wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, tells German rag Bunte (www.bunte.de) that the Enemy of the State star has genuine ambitions to become Leader of the State. "Will is thinking about going into politics," she says. "He once said he could imagine becoming a U.S. president. He wasn't joking. " But Jada may very well put the kibosh on his plans: "It's just not for me," she says of being first lady.
September 11, 2009 |
AMERICAN television - or at least the Fox network - has achieved homeostasis. Don't look it up. We'll explain by example. First, talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres was announced as the crucial replacement for Paula Abdul on "American Idol. " DeGeneres, like Abdul, always seems to be appraising things through some kind of smiley, happy cloud where everybody's great. Though unlike Abdul's, DeGeneres' optimism appears genuine, not chemically induced. They both like to dance, too. Get the symmetry here?
November 18, 2008 |
STEP 1: Win the World Series. Step 2: Appear on every TV show possible. Step 3: Repeat Step 3. Since capturing the city's first world title since 1983, where hasn't World Series MVP Cole Hamels been? He has appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman," "Ellen" with Ellen DeGeneres, even "Jim Rome is Burning. " Oh, Hamels squeezed in time for a courtside appearance at a Lakers game, too. And a monster of a parade. Did we forget to mention that he was an honorary Eagles captain on "Sunday Night Football?"
May 17, 2008 |
AFTER THE CALIFORNIA Supreme Court ruled Thursday that "limiting the designation of marriage to a union 'between a man and a woman' is unconstitutional," the path was cleared for gay couples in California to marry legally as soon as early June. And one of the first couples to announce plans to take advantage of it was none other than Portia de Rossi of "Arrested Development" and talk-show maven Ellen DeGeneres. DeGeneres, recently referred to in The Advocate as "arguably pop culture's most popular lesbian," made the announcement on her show the day the decision came through that she was getting married to her girlfriend of four years, although the episode didn't air until yesterday.