Ellen DeGeneres, George W. Bush, and the death of uncritical niceness

VoxOn Sunday, Ellen DeGeneres spent her afternoon in a luxury box at a football game in Texas, watching the Dallas Cowboys play the Green Bay Packers and laughing cheerfully next to former president George W. Bush. The TV cameras panned over the pair ...

October 9th 2019


Dear Ellen: The Problem With George W. Bush Is Not His Beliefs — It's His War Crimes

The InterceptOn Tuesday, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres told her audience that she is “friends with George Bush,” after images of her laughing with the 43rd president at a Dallas Cowboys game also went viral. In an extended monologue, she explained that she is ...

October 9th 2019


Ellen DeGeneres explains friendship with George W. Bush: "We're all different ... that's OK"

CBS NewsEllen DeGeneres was spotted laughing it up with a former president at a Cowboys game Sunday, but the celebrity sighting received some negative attention. That's because the former president was George W. Bush — a Republican president with political ...

October 9th 2019


Ellen DeGeneres, George W. Bush, and the Limits of Unconditional Kindness

Vanity FairEllen has been a towering presence on the talk show scene for a reason; for millions of viewers across America, DeGeneres and her show's sparkling set represent a sunny alternate reality—one in which everyone is fun and nice and happy to dance and play ...

October 8th 2019


'Be kind to everyone': Ellen DeGeneres defends hanging out with George Bush

The Guardian“Unlike DeGeneres, I refuse to grade presidents on a curve.” Out Magazine voiced similar disapproval: “Ellen DeGeneres laughing it up with someone who has actively tried to harm our community feels disappointing, irresponsible, and dangerous.”.

October 8th 2019


Ellen Defends Her Friendship With George W. Bush

The CutOver the weekend, Ellen DeGeneres attended a Dallas Cowboy's game, where she was photographed sitting with her wife, Portia de Rossi, and the former first couple, George W. and Laura Bush. In the photo, DeGeneres and Bush are laughing, an image ...

October 8th 2019


Ellen DeGeneres explains hanging out with her friend George W. Bush

CNN(CNN) Ellen DeGeneres will not be Twitter-shamed for who she spends time with. The daytime-talk-show-host-turned-media-mogul used the platform late Monday night to discuss hanging out with former President George W. Bush this weekend at a Dallas ...

October 8th 2019


Ellen DeGeneres defends friendship with George W. Bush: "We're all different... that's OK"

CBS NewsEllen DeGeneres was spotted laughing it up with a former president at a Cowboys game on Sunday, but the celebrity sighting received some negative attention. That's because the former president was George W. Bush — a Republican president with ...

October 8th 2019


Ellen DeGeneres says she was sexually abused by her stepfather as a teen

CBS NewsIn an upcoming episode of the Netflix show "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman," Ellen DeGeneres opened up about the alleged sexual abuse she suffered as a teenager at the hands of her then-stepfather, Entertainment Tonight ...

May 29th 2019


Ellen DeGeneres recounts sexual abuse: Stepfather groped me, tried to break into my room

USA TODAYEllen DeGeneres is sharing a scary incident from her past in the hopes that she can empower other sexual assault survivors to come forward. In a new episode of David Letterman's interview show "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction," which arrives on the ...

May 29th 2019


Ellen DeGeneres recounts assault by her stepfather in David Letterman interview

CNNThe abuse started, DeGeneres said, after her mother, Betty, was diagnosed with breast cancer. "He told me when [my mom] was out of town that he'd felt a lump in her breast and needed to feel my breasts," she recalled in her conversation with Letterman.

May 29th 2019


Ellen DeGeneres Admits She Didn't Think She'd Ever Return to Stand-Up: 'It's a ...

PEOPLE.comNo matter what the future holds (Ellen has DeGeneres under contract until the summer of 2020, the Times reported), DeGeneres just wants to spread joy for her fans. “I try to promote kindness and promote compassion,” she said on Today. “I hope that it's ...

December 19th 2018


Ellen DeGeneres, Minus the Dancing, Arrives on Netflix

The Ringer (blog)The dilemma that motivates Relatable, the first stand-up special from Ellen DeGeneres in 15 years, turns out to be a false dichotomy. In one of the clearly fictitious, story-shaped jokes that form a signature part of her routine, DeGeneres recalls ...

December 19th 2018


The Best Bits From Ellen DeGeneres's Netflix Special Relatable

VultureIt's hard to imagine taking a 15-year break from anything and coming back as strong as Ellen DeGeneres comes back to stand-up in her new Netflix special Relatable. That's not to say the hour is perfect. It has its dips (a video portion where she just ...

December 19th 2018


Is Ellen DeGeneres ready to pull the plug on her talk show?

The Mercury NewsWhose advice will Ellen DeGeneres take — her wife's or her brother's? The comedian might be considering retirement from her wildly popular daytime talk show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” but she is receiving conflicting advice from family. Her wife ...

December 13th 2018


Ellen DeGeneres Details New Netflix Special: 'It's Escapism For What's Going On'

BillboardEllen Degeneres has spent years in a world of spontaneous dance moves and being overly generous to everyone she meets with The Ellen Degeneres Show. In a recent interview with The New York Times, the beloved talk show host shows that she's much ...

December 13th 2018


Ellen DeGeneres Uncertain About The Future Of Her Daytime Talk Show

DeadlineEllen DeGeneres is considering – or not – the end of her wildly successful daytime talk show. In an interview with The New York Times, posted online ahead of its print publication this Sunday, the comic and host says she's uncertain what she'll do when ...

December 13th 2018


Ellen DeGeneres considering ending her talk show

CNN(CNN) Ellen DeGeneres is considering ending her run on daytime talk. DeGeneres told the New York Times in a new interview that she's mulling what to do once her contract comes to an end in 2020. DeGeneres renewed her deal in 2016 but had been ...

December 13th 2018


Ellen DeGeneres Considers Ending Her Talk Show

Vanity FairEllen DeGeneres might be breaking a lot of hearts in 2020. As the comedian told The New York Times in a recent interview, she's been weighing the idea of ending her daytime TV show—a move her wife, Portia de Rossi, encourages, and her brother, ...

December 13th 2018


Ellen DeGeneres Is Not as Nice as You Think

New York TimesEllen DeGeneres got sick of dancing, and really, can you blame her? She has to be the only 60-year-old woman in America who is expected to dance with total strangers wherever she goes. “There's been times someone wants a picture, and while I'm doing a ...

December 13th 2018