Ellen Degeneres News

Bill Bellamy Named New Host of TV Game Show LET'S ASK AMERICA
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Actor, comedian and multi-faceted entertainer Bill Bellamyhas been named the new host ofLet's Ask America,the daily, half-hour television game showfrom The E.W. Scripps Co (more...)

Nick Pitera & Peter Hollens Wow With WICKED Viral Video, 'Nick's Version' Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2014

Versatile vocalist and performer Nick Pitera has introduced an astounding new a capella duet take on a series of songs from the incredibly popular Oz-themed musical WICKED along with fellow crooner Peter Hollens and a special 'Nick's Version' remix has now been introduced. (more...)

Top-5 Possible Roles for Portia De Rossi on SCANDAL; Is Pope & Associates About to Get 'Funkey'?
by Jennifer McHugh - Jul 24, 2014

I don't know about you, but I am just now beginning to recover from all of the events in SCANDAL's third season finale. It seems we were left with pretty much every single character's future with a giant question mark hanging over their head. I mean, we're not foolish enough to believe that Jake and Olivia escaped into eternal bliss, right? RIGHT? Not when Daddy Pope's literally got a guy inside the White House who killed the President's son. (Is it too late to say SPOILER ALERT?) (more...)

Portia de Rossi to Join ABC's SCANDAL in Multi-Episode Story Arc
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

'Arrested Development' star Portia de Rossi will appear in a multi-episode story arc when the fourth season of ABC's Scandal returns this fall. (more...)

Cape Comedy by Marc Weingarten is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Cape Comedy, a novel by Marc Weingarten available at all online retailers worldwide including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Google. The American comedy club scene is the birthplace of fame and occupies a significantly elevated status when it comes to defining American pop culture. It is the only place where you can witness an unknown Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld and Robin Williams carve genius from hunger for the price of two iced teas. After what seems a lifetime of living it, Marc Weingarten's debut novel, Cape Comedy, is ready to explode the world of stand-up comedy and its underbelly into the souls of its fans and inhabitants ... just not from the POV you might expect. The long awaited debut is finally here. Cape Comedy is not just a cover charge and two-drink minimum in exchange for an evening of laughter. As comedian Bruce Baum said in a published testimonial: 'Marc has written a novel that's Gatsby-like in the way it unveils layers of the comedy world most people don't know exist.' This quirky, pop culture thriller represents a deep reveal into the anger and pain from which our laughter is gifted to us. Pam Stone, the co-star of the ABC TV show Coach, said this: 'If the general public had any idea of the behind-the-scenes stories that have gone on in comedy clubs across the nation ... oh, Lordy. Most comics have kept our mouths shut, only because someone else has equal dirt on us to spill. Marc Weingarten, in his debut novel, unabashedly shares some of the raw truths and appallingly funny accounts in this fictional (or, is it?), comedic setting ... pulled, I'm sure, from years in the biz.' A comedy pioneer, Weingarten's resume includes owning a comedy landmark, writing and talent coordinating a late night network television show, producing some of the biggest live comedy events in the country, headlining major venues as a comic, writing material for other comics, and co-founding what is arguably the most prominent comedy recording label in the country. At 26, Marc became the youngest comedy club owner in America when he and his partners bought the historic Ice House in Pasadena, California. During that time, Marc developed working relationships with some of America's most prominent comedy stars, agents and network executives. From there, he joined legendary L.A. radio personality Rick Dees, who asked Marc to help develop and produce The Rick Dees Comedy Concerts. That association led to seven sold-out shows at such venues as the Universal Amphitheater, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, and Long Beach Terrace Theater. Stars including Jay Leno, Howie Mandel, Brad Garrett, Ellen Degeneres, Bill Maher and Kevin Nealon were featured in Marc's productions. Marc's credits include being hired as a staff writer and talent coordinator for ABC's Into the Night starring Brad Garrett. He's performed in Las Vegas and major theaters and comedy clubs nationwide and has been a voting member of the GRAMMY's since 1997 for producing the albums of George Lopez, Richard Jeni, Bobby Collins and Jeff Wayne. For interviews and print reviews Marc is available by phone at 818-571-6996 and by email at marcfunny@msn.com. Marc Weingarten PO Box 1497 Deerfield Beach, Fl 33443 Email: marcfunny@msn.com Web site: www.marcweingarten.com Cell: 818-571-6996 (more...)

Tap Dance Series at Children's Museum of Manhattan Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

A series of live performances - including tap dancing - will take place throughout the summer in conjunction with the exhibit, JAZZED! The Changing Beat of 125th Street at the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), located at 212 West 83rd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. The exhibit itself, in partnership with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, allows visitors to sing along with Ella Fitzgerald in the 'jazz club,' dance up the stairs with Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson's, and meet Duke Ellington and his famous jazz orchestra in the 'ballroom.' Visit www.cmom.org for a full schedule of events. (more...)

Watsky Premieres New Video for 'Right Now' Off Upcoming Album ALL YOU CAN DO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Watsky has released his new music video for his single, 'Right Now' off his third studio album, All You Can Do. Scroll down to watch! (more...)

Ellen DeGeneres Teams Up with Chris Burch to Create Lifestyle Collection
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Award-winning entertainer Ellen Degeneres and J. Christopher Burch, founder of C. Wonder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital, announced the formation of a joint partnership to create and sell E.D., a new collection designed by Ms. DeGeneres. E.D. will offer an array of product categories including home, ready-to-wear, accessories, and pets. First to launch will be a capsule collection of direct-to-consumer home items for Holiday 2014 followed by a full collection launch at retail for Spring 2015. (more...)

ABC Announces Return of STAND UP TO CANCER, 9/5
by TV News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Building on three historic fundraising telecasts in 2008, 2010 and 2012, the groundbreaking grassroots movement Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), will return to primetime television on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 (more...)

Star-Studded STAND UP TO CANCER Broadcast Set for 9/5
by TV News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Building on three historic fundraising telecasts in 2008, 2010 and 2012, the groundbreaking grassroots movement Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), will return to primetime television on Friday, September 5, 2014, at 8 pm ET & PT / 7 pm CT. (more...)

Heart, The Four Tops, Nick Offerman, Joshua Bell, SYLVIA and More Set for Wells Fargo Center's Fall 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

After a year of performances in the newly renovated Ruth Finley Person Theater, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts kicks-off the fall season with a rich array of performers, speakers and family programming. The line-up features music legends like Steve Winwood, Heart, The Temptations and The Four Tops as well as unforgettable comedians Cheech and Chong and Nick Offerman. (more...)

VIDEO: ELLEN is 'Happy' About Return of Season 12 - Check Out Her All-New Promo!
by TV News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Season 12 of ELLEN premieres September 12th, and host Ellen Degeneres knows just the song to get viewers in the mood for the show's return. (more...)

Aasif Mandvi, MODERN FAMILY's Steven Levitan, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and More Set for 2014-15 Arts & Ideas at JCCSF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) takes pride in announcing the 2014-15 Arts and Ideas Season; an exciting line-up of today's acclaimed writers, food experts, renowned scientists and thinkers, as well as fascinating entertainers. Theatrical and musical highlights in the first half of the season include The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, rock icon Amanda Palmer and actor Richard Chamberlain. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra Announces Community Arts Partnership with the 2014 Gay Games
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

The Cleveland Orchestra proudly announces its community arts partnership with the 2014 Gay Games, being held this summer in Northeast Ohio. The 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation takes place August 9-16 in venues around Cleveland and Akron. More than 35 sports and culture events will be held, with more than 20,000 people from more than 50 countries expected to participate and visit the region. (more...)

National Hot Dog Month Kicks Off With New Video on How Hot Dogs are Made
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

July is National Hot Dog Month and as Americans prepare to eat more than 150 million hot dogs during the Independence Day holiday, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) is setting out to answer the most common hot dog question of them all: how are hot dogs really made? In a new video, NHDSC President and "Queen of Wien" Janet Riley takes viewers on a tour of a hot dog plant showing the process from start to finish including the cuts of meat used in hot dogs, how the meat is ground together with spices and ice until it is a cake-like batter, stuffing the batter into casings which are then cooked and smoked and finally removing the casings and packing the finished hot dogs for shipping. The video will be featured on the NHDSC YouTube Channel. "Stories about hot dogs are made are legendary," said Riley. "At the risk of destroying the mystique surrounding hot making, our new video will show that the actual process is much simpler, and possibly less exciting, than the rumors that have existed for decades." Hot Dog Selfie Contest (more...)

Beyonce Bumps Oprah from Top of Forbes Most Powerful Celebrity List
by Movies News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Superstar Beyonce has climbed to No. 1 on the Forbes Celebrity 100, bumping the Queen of Media Oprah from the top spot. (more...)

Beyonce, Pharrell Williams Win Big at 2014 BET AWARDS; Full Winners List!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

It was a night full of electrifying performances, emotional speeches and unforgettable moments at the "BET Awards" '14 also known as the 'Black World Cup,' according to hilarious host Chris Rock which aired live from the Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE on Sunday, June 29. (more...)

Jabbawockeez Celebrated First Anniversary of PRiSM on June 26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Last night, Thursday, June 26, the world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez celebrated the first anniversary of its awe-inspiring show "PRiSM," at Luxor Hotel and Casino. Following a standout performance, Jabbawockeez flooded the audience and tossed out festive noise makers in celebration of its anniversary. Afterwards, on stage the dancers were presented with a commemorative cake created by the Luxor chefs featuring Jabbawockeez signature white masks and images of the crew. (more...)

Ellen Degeneres to be Spotlighted in Fan Book Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

With 'The Life and Career of Daniel Radcliffe' in final edit, fan book series author Randy Jernigan has wasted no time in moving on to the next super-star to be brought to life in the seriesthe one and only Ellen Degeneres. 'I've always been an admirer of Ellen's worknot just as a talk show host and comedian, but as a person too,' says Jernigan of his new subject. 'Ellen does a lot of wonderful things for peopleon the show as well as in her personal life that most people never hear about. She's an inspiration to a lot of people out there and I'm excited to be including her in this fan book series.' Known as the dancing comedian, Ellen Degeneres has become a beloved television icon and entertainment pioneer. Ellen's distinctive comic voice resonates with audiences from her stand-up comedy routines, television and film, and even in the literary world. This book is expected to chronicle Ellen's early childhood years, little known details of her private life, as well as her long career as a comedian and television host and more. Randy Jernigan is well known for his 'concise and biting interview style' and has a reputation for getting to the meat of the story. He has worked as a freelance entertainment journalist for more than 22 years, covering the private lives and careers of such celebrities as Marie Osmond, Britney Spears, and Tom Cruise, to name a few. He is the author of the 2014 release 'The Road to Happiness' through Creative Partners Gift Books. 'The Life and Career of Ellen Degeneres' is expected to hit stores this year. (more...)

Ed Sheeran's New Album 'X' Arrives Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The long-awaited sophomore album from British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, "x," arrives in stores, DSPs and all streaming partners today via Atlantic Records. (more...)

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