LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres is receiving a humanitarian award, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is reaping the benefits. Producers of the People’s Choice Awards announced Monday that DeGeneres will be recognized as the Favorite Humanitarian at Wednesday’s ceremony. The honor comes with a $200,000 donation from Walgreens, which DeGeneres is directing toward […]
The talk show is renewed by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution through the 2019-20 season.
Among women 25-54 in New York, the series, which featured an interview with Caitlyn Jenner in its fall premiere Tuesday, scored an 3.1 rating/20 share, its biggest debut ever in that important demo, gaining 10 share points over the Steve Harvey lead-in.
NBC has given an eight-episode order to dating-reality show First Dates from Ellen DeGeneres’ production banner and Shed Media. The series is based on a U.K. format that airs on Channel 4.
Ellen DeGeneres has danced her way to the top of the TV industry, becoming one of Hollywood’s most powerful and likeable players. With a top-rated syndicated talk show, an unbeatable social media empire, a series of bestselling books, three new shows (with five more on the way), two stints as Oscar host and the most shared selfie in history, it seems everything DeGeneres touches turns to 24-karat TV gold. Here’s how she did it.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres is making a furniture design competition series for the HGTV network. HGTV said Tuesday that “Ellen’s Design Challenge” is expected to air sometime next year. It will feature six competitors who sketch, design and build furniture within 24 hours, and will play out over six episodes. Landing a series […]
The Simpsons paid tribute to Ellen DeGeneres’ most-retweeted photo of all time on Tuesday, recreating the group shot with the actors replaced by their yellow cartoon doppelgängers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ellen DeGeneres’ goal of setting a retweet record with her star-studded selfie was achieved before the Oscars telecast was even over. During a comic bit, the Oscars host prevailed upon actor Bradley Cooper to take a picture with her and several other stars crowding around, including Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin […]
With 24.4 million followers, she is one of the top television personalities on Twitter, where she identifies herself as “comedian, talk show host and ice road trucker.” She also has one of the most-watched celebrity channels on YouTube, where clips from her show have been viewed almost three billion times.
The Oscars host and the NCIS star topped the list compiled from a survey by The Harris Poll.
NEW YORK (AP) – Comic and daytime television host Ellen DeGeneres was picked to host the Academy Awards for the second time. Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced DeGeneres’ selection Friday. The movie awards show will air on ABC on March 2. “There are few stars today who have Ellen’s gift for comedy, […]
The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor honors comedians in Twain’s tradition of satire and social commentary. Past winners include Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin and Whoopi Goldberg.
Katie Couric has certainly gotten the hype for her new syndicated talk show. But if media buyers and planners had to pick the heir to Oprah Winfrey, they’d say it’s Ellen DeGeneres, not Couric.
Anton Goss, a Los Angeles-based set designer, has carved out a niche designing sets for single-named daytime talk-show hosts, including Oprah, Tyra, Ellen and now Ricki. He discusses the curious world of daytime talk-show design, working with Oprah Winfrey and why it’s all about the couch.
The group is poised to pick up the daytime talk show from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution for fall 2013 based on its strong performance in its current six-market test run.
The new talk show that Warner Bros. and executive producer Ellen DeGeneres hopes to take into syndication next year is launching a six-week run on six Fox O&Os next week. Host Bethenny Frankel says the show won’t be Ellen 2.0: “I’m edgy and inappropriate — Ellen isn’t. I’m not trying to do what Ellen does. I’m doing what I do.” That includes talking about relationships, sex, marriage, money, how to get your kids to eat properly and balancing work and a stable home life.
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Tuesday that DeGeneres will receive the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. She will be honored Oct. 22 with a lineup of star performers in a tribute show that will be recorded for broadcast at a later date.
With her 10-year-old talk show posting strong ratings this season, Ellen DeGeneres and her producers are hoping to do even better next season by mixing a little more pathos in with the comedy and paying attention to individual markets. In addition, she also has to contend with a wave of new competition, while launching a spinoff talker hosted by Bethenny Frankel.