Michelle Obama launching podcast based on ‘Light We Carry’February 1, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Obama’s recent celebrity-filled book tour is becoming a podcast.
Audible announced Wednesday that the former first lady will launch the “Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast” on March 7.
Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, ‘Ellen’ show’s dancing DJ, dies at 40December 15, 2022 GMT
Stephen “tWitch” Boss, the longtime and beloved dancing DJ on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and a former contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance,” has died at the age of 40.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” his wife Allison Holker Boss said in a statement to People magazine.
Comedian and actor Adam Sandler to get 2023 Mark Twain PrizeDecember 13, 2022 GMT
Over the years, The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor has gone to such luminaries as Richard Pryor, Carl Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, George Carlin and Ellen DeGeneres.
Winfrey, Letterman among moderators for Michelle Obama tourOctober 5, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, David Letterman and Ellen DeGeneres are among the celebrity moderators joining former first lady Michelle Obama on tour for her upcoming book, “The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times.”
Anne Heche memoir ‘Call Me Anne’ scheduled for JanuarySeptember 15, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In a memoir Anne Heche worked on over the past year, the actor shared candid thoughts on her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres in the late 1990s, when they were among Hollywood's first openly gay couples.
Jennifer Hudson sees ‘good energy’ for new daytime TV showSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Hudson is a proud EGOT, an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner who has proven herself on screen, stage and in music. Her next intended conquest: daytime TV.
“The Jennifer Hudson Show," starting Monday (check local listings for time, station), is among the newcomers jumping into the void left by the end of long-running shows hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, Wendy Williams and Maury Povich.
Tamron Hall hopes to inspire women while staying in her laneSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Two sparkly golden trophies gleam behind Tamron Hall on the set of her nationally syndicated talk show. But despite entering its fourth season, the “Tamron Hall” show is not a well-oiled machine — and that’s intentional.
Ellen DeGeneres ends daytime show with plea for compassionMay 26, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres brought her nearly two-decade daytime talk show to an end Thursday with a celebrity lovefest and a forceful assertion of her achievement as a gay woman daring to be herself.
Ellen DeGeneres: proud of what she, daytime TV show achievedMay 19, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres relishes what her daytime show has given viewers in its nearly two-decade run, a blend of the silly, sometimes earnest and, particularly in the last few years, a respite from hard times.
Wanda Sykes on Smith slapping Rock: ‘It was sickening’March 30, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wanda Sykes said she felt physically ill after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock across the face at the Oscars, and she's angry Smith was permitted to stay and collect his award.
Sykes, who co-hosted Sunday at the Dolby Theatre with Amy Schumer and Regina Hall, told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview to air April 7 that she missed the confrontation live as she walked between her trailer and the theater after a costume change.
Duchess of Sussex gets goofy on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk showNovember 18, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — It was the Meghan hour Thursday on the talk show of her friend, Ellen DeGeneres, as the Duchess of Sussex helped welcome a special guest, hit the studio lot to prank vendors and said she'll be cooking Thanksgiving dinner herself.
Ellen DeGeneres says show is ‘happy place’ for final seasonSeptember 10, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres has a lot of ground to cover in the 19th and final season of her talk show, which she promises will be a “huge celebration.”
She intends to salute longtime viewers, stroll down memory lane to revisit early appearances by fledgling stars such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber and celebrate the show's achievements.
Ellen DeGeneres to end long-running TV talk show next yearMay 13, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres is calling time on her long-running talk show.
The daytime host, who has seen a ratings hit after allegations of running a toxic workplace, has decided that the upcoming 19th season will be the last, ending in 2022...
DeGeneres: Positive test for coronavirus but ‘feeling fine’December 10, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres says she has tested positive for COVID-19 but is “feeling fine right now...
Ellen DeGeneres makes on-air apology, vows a ‘new chapter’September 22, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres used her opening monologue of the new season of her daytime talk show to address allegations of a toxic work environment, apologizing for things “that never should have happened...
DeGeneres vows candor as clouded talk show charts its returnSeptember 9, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres says she'll be ready to talk when her daytime show returns this month after a staff shake-up prompted by allegations of a toxic workplace...
3 producers exit DeGeneres’ show amid workplace complaintsAugust 18, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three producers of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” have exited amid allegations of a dysfunctional workplace that harbored misbehavior including sexual misconduct and racially insensitive remarks...
Daytime Emmys: ‘The Young and the Restless’ wins best dramaJune 26, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Young and the Restless” won best drama at the first virtual Daytime Emmys along with three acting trophies on Friday night, with some winners speaking out about racial injustice...
Michelle Obama, Oprah, more joined an epic (virtual) partyMarch 22, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hottest party in town Saturday night was on DJ D-Nice’s Instagram, where over 100,000 accounts tuned in during his epic 10-hour set including the likes of Michelle Obama, Oprah, Rihanna and Will Smith...
‘Judge Judy’ will end 25-year run, but star sticking aroundMarch 2, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — “Judge Judy” will be ending, but Judge Judy isn't going anywhere.
Confused? Judy Sheindlin's announcement Monday that her popular syndicated courtroom show will end production in 2021 sets the stage for her return in a different format even as her old show may not really go anywhere...
10 ads to watch for on Super Bowl SundayJanuary 31, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s Super Bowl won't be a politics-free zone, as both President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will air campaign ads during the game...
‘Out on Television’ tracks evolution of LGBTQ portrayalsJanuary 19, 2020 GMT
Actor Wilson Cruz says a new documentary on the evolution of LGBTQ depictions on television is a “love letter” to the medium’s power...
Pop culture in 2010s marked gains in diversity, inclusionDecember 29, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — When the family-friendly Hallmark Channel recently pulled, under pressure from a conservative group, a set of ads featuring a kiss between two happy brides at the altar, backlash was swift — to say the least...
In reversal, Hallmark will reinstate same-sex marriage adsDecember 16, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Hallmark Channel, reversing what it called a “wrong decision,” said Sunday it will reinstate commercials featuring same-sex couples that it had pulled following a complaint from a conservative group...
Mo’Nique sues Netflix for discrimination in show offerNovember 14, 2019 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mo’Nique sued Netflix on Thursday for race and sex discrimination in its offer for a proposed comedy special, accusing the streaming service of giving her a lowball offer that was part of a larger company tendency to underpay black women...
Chrissy Teigen honored at Baby2Baby galaNovember 10, 2019 GMT
CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Chrissy Teigen said she felt honored to receive an award at the Baby2Baby Gala, but her acceptance speech wasn't all about her achievement: "No kid should go hungry...
The Latest: Bush-DeGeneres friendship prompts final questionOctober 16, 2019 GMT
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the fourth Democratic presidential debate (all times local):...
Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey honored at women’s eventOctober 12, 2019 GMT
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jennifer Aniston, Ellen DeGeneres, Awkwafina and more stars overcame a dysfunctional teleprompter to toast one another and their charities at a women's luncheon Friday in Beverly Hills...
Hillary and Chelsea Clinton writing book on ‘Gutsy Women’August 6, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton have teamed up for "The Book of Gutsy Women," honoring everyone from scientist Marie Curie to climate activist Greta Thunberg...
Hollywood stars open wallets to Buttigieg’s 2020 campaignJuly 18, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A-list celebrities seem to be opening their hearts — or at least their wallets — to Pete Buttigieg...
Hollywood stars open wallets to Buttigieg’s 2020 campaignJuly 18, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A-list celebrities seem to be opening their hearts — or at least their wallets — to Pete Buttigieg.
The South Bend, Indiana, mayor was a virtual unknown months ago. But he used breakout town hall performances, viral moments and his biography as a millennial, gay military veteran and a former Rhodes scholar to get the attention of the entertainment industry and rake in cash for his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign.
Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting, to some angerMay 23, 2019 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Botswana has lifted its ban on elephant hunting in a country with the world's highest number of the animals, a decision that has brought anger from some wildlife protection groups and warnings of a blow to lucrative tourism...
DeGeneres surprises teachers from viral baby-boom photoApril 11, 2019 GMT
GODDARD, Kan. (AP) — A baby boom at one Kansas elementary school has caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres...
Ellen DeGeneres calls Academy, advocates for Kevin Hart to host the OscarsJanuary 19, 2019 GMT
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres encouraged comedian Kevin Hart to host the Oscars after outrage on social media about his earlier comments on homosexuality pushed him out of the job in December.
Kevin Hart says he’s considering Oscar hosting gig againJanuary 5, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres, comic Kevin Hart says he'll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Academy Awards...
Column: A look back at the best (and mostly worst) in sportsDecember 21, 2018 GMT
Wanted: a host for the sixth annual Newby awards.
Yes, we're in a bit of a bind, though nothing like the good folks at the Academy Awards...
Macaulay Culkin tells Ellen he avoids watching ‘Home Alone’April 23, 2018 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Macaulay Culkin avoids watching his "Home Alone" movie.
Appearing Monday in a taped segment on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the 37-year-old actor jokes fans often ask him to recreate his face from the 1990 film and he won't oblige...
13 dead in Southern California as rain triggers mudslidesJanuary 10, 2018 GMT
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — At least 13 people were killed and dozens of homes were swept away or heavily damaged Tuesday as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by a gigantic wildfire that raged in Southern California last month...
Ellen DeGeneres gets her game on in new prime-time showDecember 29, 2017 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres, known for keeping her comedy on the nice side, lets her inner meanie out for "Ellen's Game of Games...
Hotel guard describes getting shot before Las Vegas massacreOctober 18, 2017 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The gunman who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history first wounded an unsuspecting hotel security guard in a hallway who promptly radioed for help, according to a TV interview broadcast Wednesday with the guard and a hotel building engineer whose life he is credited with saving...
The Latest: Vegas hotel worker says guard saved his lifeOctober 18, 2017 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a mass shooting at an Oct. 1 concert in Las Vegas (all times local):...
‘Be Kind’ fundraiser inspired by the Ellen DeGeneres ShowJuly 28, 2017 GMT
POCATELLO — An unprecedented variety show is coming to Pocatello. The community’s local improv troupe, The Comedy Project, has teamed up with the nonprofit animal charity FurFam to put on a one-time “Be Kind” fundraiser at the Westside Players on Aug.
Ellen DeGeneres celebrates 20 years since coming outApril 28, 2017 GMT
Ellen DeGeneres admits revealing her sexuality on TV was the "hardest thing" she's ever done.
The 59-year-old talk show host - who is married to Portia De Rossi - is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her sitcom 'Ellen's famous coming out episode and though she admits publicly declaring her own attraction to women was tough, she doesn't ever regret it.
‘Yep, I’m Gay’: Happy 20th out anniversary, Ellen DeGeneresApril 28, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — With a headline of "Yep, I'm Gay" on the cover of Time magazine and the same declaration on her sitcom, Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out, capturing the hearts of supporters gay and straight amid a swirl of hate mail, death threats and, ultimately, dark times on and off the screen...
DeGeneres says her show is no place for anti-gay advocatesJanuary 5, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell appeared as scheduled on Thursday's "Ellen DeGeneres Show" without fellow singer Kim Burrell...
The Latest: Kaine says he doesn’t mind defending ClintonSeptember 21, 2016 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine says he doesn't mind sticking up for his running mate, but wouldn't say whether he feels sympathy for his Republican counterpart.
Brad Paisley turns up the fun on latest albumAugust 29, 2014 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brad Paisley is taking control of the conversation about Brad Paisley with the release of his new album, "Moonshine in the Trunk."
The unexpected criticism he and rapper LL Cool J received over the song "Accidental Racist," which was leaked ahead of Paisley's 2013 album "Wheelhouse," still stings, and Paisley says he felt — and still feels — betrayed.