Last month, Portia de Rossi filed a name change petition in L.A. Superior Court. As of yesterday, the blond stunner is officially now Portia Lee James DeGeneres. Au revoir, de Rossi. So we all know where DeGeneres came from, but what about Lee and James. According to reports, Lee is Portia’s given middle name, but James was added. For what reason, it hasn’t come out yet, but you have to admit, it has a nice ring to it.
The two were married in 2008 after dating for nearly four years. Both wore Zac Posen designs. Portia chose a white princess gown, while Ellen wore an all-white suit. Neil Lane furnished the wedding rings.
Congrats to Mrs & Mrs DeGeneres.
I love both of these women! Recently Jane Lynch (or was it Ellen Degeneres?) joked about the fact that people get the two of them confused, saying, “No, I’m the other one,” since they are both the most well known (and loved) lesbians in show business. Today, Jane Lynch was a guest on the Ellen Degeneres Show and she talked about how Ellen had inspired her to come out of the closet.
“I used to lay in bed and go, ‘How will I come out or will I come out?” She added, “You were at the height of your fame and you came out. And that just blazed a trail for me. It really did. It made it so much easier for me what you did.”
As everyone takes it easy today, enjoying their Labor Day by not doing any…Labor, I thought I’d highlight what some celebs are Tweeting today while their servants have the day off…unless their servants are tweeting for them on their day off…
Ellen Degeneres: “#MusicMonday See you on my premiere show @JustinBieber @UsherRaymmondIV @KatyPerry @JustinTimberlake!”
Heidi Montag: “Warning: to anyone who is thinking about getting their ears pinned, I learned after the fact it is the most painful surgery a person can get”
Barack Obama: “This Labor Day, know that I’m going to keep fighting to turn this economy around, put our people back to work, and renew the American Dream.”
Alyssa Milano: Listening to 4 girls arguing passionately over whether or not a Brazilian wax means everything comes off.
Pee Wee Herman: Mmm, coffee-y! Happy National Coffee Ice Cream Day! (and Happy Labor Day too)
Happy Labor Day!
We have finally made it folks! America’s favourite dancer has been revealed after two long, painful, filler-crammed nonsense hours. Can you even believe it! Lauren, Kent and Robert are the final three contestants (as you all know from Wednesday night’s performance show) and one of them will be walking away with the title. The show opened with its usual style; a performance with a collection of all-stars and season seven contestants, including an injured Alex Wong performing sitting choreography.
The piece was yet another new routine for Kent, Lauren and Robert to learn on top of all their routines from Wednesday. The number was put together by Christopher Scott, known from his role in LXD (legion of extraordinary dancers). I thought this routine was pretty fantastic right off the start and it makes sense when credit was revealed to Mr. Scott.
Ex American Idol Judge Ellen Degeneres will be performing tonight in front of SYTYCD Judge and returning American Idol Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe, along side her dance partner & SYTYCD All Star, tWitch Boss. She will be recreating injured contestant Alex Wong‘s SICK hip-hop routine with tWitch “Outta Your Mind“. It’ll either be amazeballs or a total disaster. My guess is amazeballs!
Tonight, either Kent, Lauren or Robert will be crowned the winner of America’s Favorite Dancer for Season 7 of the hit show. Other performances in store for you tonight include British “SYTYCD” winner Charlie Bruce, Quest Crew, tap dancers the Manzari Brothers & indie-rock duo Black Gold. Should be a great show!
That’ not all. Fox is adding an online component to the show where you can go online and watch the finale performances from any angle, as they are being filmed with a 360 degree camera!
Be sure to tune in at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.
Fantastic! Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossi must be elated now that Prop 8 has been extinguished from their lives and they are now recognized as married. Last Friday, Portia filed a petition with the Los Angeles County Superior Court to legally change her name to Portia DeGeneres.
The two happily married women tied the knot back in August of 2008 and had their unity stripped away from them when Prop 8 came into effect. The hearing for the name change is set for September 23rd and is expected to be minutes long and totally routine – other than the fact that it involves Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi.
I’m so happy for them!
Wow, what a difference two weeks make. Greyson Michael Chance was just an unknown talented 12-year-old kid a few weeks ago. Then a video of him performing Lady Gaga on a piano pops on YouTube, then instant stardom. When Ellen DeGeneres first saw the video, it was at an already impressive 10,000 views but as of today it’s at over 20,000,000 views. To top that off, he now secured a recording deal and signed on with big time managers.
The Oklahoma-native is the first person signed to DeGeneres new record label, eleveneleven and will be managed by Guy Oseary and Troy Carter. Oseary is Madonna’s manager while Carter is Lady Gaga’s. Justin Bieber better watch out. There’s another underage mop-head with talent looking to overthrow you as the teen heartthrob du jour.
Imagine you posted a video to YouTube and then it went SO VIRAL that you were on Ellen the NEXT DAY! Incredible! Greyson Michael Chance, 12 (or 13), of Edmond, Oklahoma has become an overnight Internet music sensation with his cover of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” that he performed at his school.
So he’s in math class when his mom shoots him a text to call him ASAP. When he gets a chance to duck out of class, his mom tells him that the Ellen show has contacted her and wants him to be on the show. He is beside himself. He makes his way to Ellen show, which aired today, and talks to Ellen about the video. THEN, Ellen surprises him and has his idol, Lady Gaga on the Telephone. She thanks him for doing the cover and tells him to stay away from girls and just focus on achieving his dreams.