Ellen DeGeneres was planning to have actress and former fitness instructor Jane Fonda on talk show this week, so she took one of Jane Fonda’s workout tapes home for her wife Portia De Rossi to try out, then secretly videotaped her while she attempted some of the more ridiculous workout moves from the 1980s.
The ABC pilot The Smart One follows sisters Jude and Candy who couldn't be more different. While Jude was always considered the smart one, her dumb sister Candy has done pretty well for herself, from being a local beauty queen to becoming the mayor of a major city. Now down on her luck, Jude is forced to go work for her bubbly but clueless mayoral sibling. And David Arquette just joined the pilot as Buddy, Candy's husband. Candy and Buddy. Sounds like the perfect couple.
Ellen DeGeneres has a pretty good relationship with NBC. Her daytime talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, runs on the network. Which may have been the reason, after an intense bidding war, DeGeneres’ new production company A Very Good Production, sold a comedy with a pilot commitment to NBC in September. NBC eventually passed on the sitcom, but that doesn’t mean the comedy was no longer in demand. NBC was kind enough to release the show so it could be picked up by another network. Now, ABC has nabbed DeGeneres’ comedy.
Even though he has one of the more consistently funny late-night shows on television, it seems like Jimmy Kimmel is often forgotten in the Best Host conversation. Even newcomer Jimmy Fallon seems to get more talk, but I guess that's because of NBC's long-standing late-night tradition versus Jimmy Kimmel Live's relatively new entry into the format. However, Kimmel's show has an air of freshness that's often lacking in the genre and, thanks to the help of a day-timer, he's delivered another great sketch.
Ashton Kutcher is out to promote the pants off his new role on Two and a Half Men. Oh wait, that’s promote with his pants off. Ashton stripped down to his birthday suit for the season premiere of The Ellen DeGeneres Show and did his interview with Ellen herself in the buff. No arguing that man has cojones – and now Ellen has actually seen them.
Tomorrow on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Paula Abdul is set to appear as one of the guests. Considering both Ellen and Paula served some time at the judges table on American Idol, it’s understandable
Ellen has just departed her post as a judge on American Idol after just a year in the job, but the So You Think You Can Dance appearance seems to indicate that there are no hard feelings
As rumors fly around about the fate of American Idol in the wake of Simon Cowell’s departure, we have some official news to report on the subject. Idol judge Ellen Degeneres is leaving the show.
There is no one like Oprah Winfrey. But in the history of daytime television, there is another personality who had a huge impact with a talk show of her own. As much as I'd like to say it was Ellen DeGeneres, who's seeing a nice ratings surge with her Idol commitments, I'm talking about Rosie O'Donnell
Maybe Wendy Williams should petition to take over for Simon Cowell next season. FOX aren't the only ones benefiting from the ratings juggernaut that is American Idol this season. New host Ellen DeGeneres has seen a healthy increase on her daytime talk show as well
Ellen DeGeneres joining the judging panel of American Idol could turn out even better for the contestants than we imagined. Already, she's going out of her way to help a cast-off, and we haven't even gotten to the voting shows yet. This past Friday, she brought on three-time Idol hopeful Angela Martin and promised to help secure her a deal
Fans of Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show who were concerned that the comedian/host might be done with her show now that she’s taken on the task of helping America find their next Idol can rest assured that Ellen’s not done dancing up a storm on NBC.
Next Thursday (February 9), we’ll reach the Hollywood portion of season 9 of American Idol and with it, Ellen will be joining the judging table to assist with the eliminations in anticipation of the semi-finals. We have a video clip of her talking about the judging process.
Fox released two video interviews, one of which features Ellen as she talks about getting the job and the other features Simon, who talks mostly about the auditions and guest judges.
The Daytime Emmy Awards were announced yesterday. Yes, apparently there’s a whole set of TV shows that air before primetime! If you’re a fan of soap operas, kids shows, talk shows and daytime game shows, these awards are for you! This years winners include Ellen DeGeneres, Rachael Ray and Tyra Banks. Bindi Irwin, whom I’m only familiar with because her show is often featured in clips on The Soup also took home an award.