Ellen DeGeneres named most powerful gay US celebrity
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been named the most powerful gay celebrity in the US.
The 56-year-old, who is married to Arrested Development actress Portia de Rossi, secured the top spot on Out magazine’s 2014 Power List, an annual ranking of the most influential LGBT Americans.
Other notable names on this year’s list include fashion designers Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs, Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and Glee actress Jane Lynch.
“Everybody loves Ellen, and that’s one of the reasons she’s regained the top spot,” Out magazine said on its website. “In March, The Ellen DeGeneres Show shattered its own 10-year ratings record in the episode that immediately followed her Academy Awards hosting gig, which also gave the awards its best ratings since 2004. And her star-studded Oscars selfie almost shut down Twitter when the pic became the most retweeted ever.”