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Ellen DeGeneres

  • 30th May 2012

    Jim Paratore, pro-gay television producer, dies aged 58 4

    Mr Paratore is widely credited with resurrecting Ellen DeGeneres' career after she came out

    10:34 PM — Acclaimed television producer, Jim Paratore, who launched the TMZ website and produced The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Rosie O'Donnell Show, has died at the age of 58.

  • 2nd March 2012

    Gay wedding issue of Archie comic sells out despite protest 41

    Kevin marries Clay in the latest issue (Photo: Archie Comics Publications Inc.)

    3:35 PM — The American group One Million Moms' protests over the gay wedding issue of the Archie comics series have failed to dent the publication's success with the news that the issue has sold out.

  • 3rd February 2012

    22,500 thank JC Penney for hiring Ellen after anti-gay complaint 24

    It is legal to fire employees for being gay in 29 states (Photo: GLAAD)

    10:51 AM — US retailer JC Penney is being thanked for hiring Ellen Degeneres after a group said she should be sacked because a lesbian spokesperson would lose them business.

  • 13th July 2011

    Twitter’s most powerful LGBT people 45

    Who's the most powerful tweeter?

    5:43 PM — Who are the top LGBT Tweeters? Who's got more followers than anyone else in the world? Who loves to talk to fans - and who has clearly never heard of 'reply' or 'retweet'?

  • 14th March 2011

    US celebrities and entrepreneurs call on Obama to support gay marriage equality 20

    The letter calls on Barack Obama to support gay marriage

    10:39 PM — American gay and straight celebrities and entrepreneurs have written to US president Barack Obama to call for full federal marriage equality. The letter has been signed by gay celebrities including Rufus Wainwright, Ellen & Portia DeGeneres, Glee star Jane Lynch together with straight celebrity Martin Sheen and Marc Pincus, the chief executive of Zynga, the home of FarmVille and CityVille.

  • 18th November 2010

    Australian MPs to canvass voters on gay marriage 4

    Australian MPs voted to canvass the public on gay marriage

    12:02 PM — Australian politicians will ask voters whether gay marriage should be legalised after the Green Party won a motion on the issue. A recent poll commissioned by gay groups found 62 per cent of respondents in favour of the change.

  • 10th November 2010

    Video: Madonna tells Ellen ‘We’re torturing gay teenagers’ 9

    Madonna said she could relate to isolated gay teenagers

    12:06 PM — Madonna has spoken out against homophobic bullying, calling it "torture". The superstar, referring to an apparent spate of suicides among gay teenagers, said: “The concept that we are torturing teenagers because they are gay – it's unfathomable."

  • 4th November 2010

    Vince Vaughn glad that gay joke will stay in film 16

    Vince Vaughn said he was pleased the joke stayed in the film

    6:44 PM — Actor Vince Vaughn says he is glad that a joke about 'gay' cars will stay in his latest film. He said the use of the word in The Dilemma "wasn't derogatory".

  • 28th October 2010

    ‘Ellen saved me from anorexia’, says Portia DeGeneres 7

    The couple married in 2008

    12:18 PM — Portia DeGeneres says her wife Ellen DeGeneres 'pulled her out' of the grip of an eating disorder. Portia DeGeneres says her wife Ellen DeGeneres 'pulled her out' of the grip of an eating disorder. The actress, formally known as Portia de Rossi, took her wife' surname in August, two years after the couple married.

  • 22nd January 2010

    Gay celebrities Tim Gunn and Ellen DeGeneres praised by PETA 3

    Ellen and Portia had a vegan wedding

    5:53 PM — Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn and X Factor judge Ellen DeGeneres have been praised for being animal-friendly. The pair, who are both gay, were named Man and Woman of the Year by charity People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

  • 13th January 2010

    Lady Gaga, Glambert and Glee up for GLAAD awards 4

    Adam Lambert was one nominee

    2:13 PM — Nominees for the most gay-friendly films, television programmes and performers have been announced by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

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