• Homer Simpson reveals the “ugly truth” about the Oscars (Photo)

    You might have missed Homer Simpson at the Oscars this past Sunday. That might be because the other celebrities were keeping him out of the limelight! The beloved animated father posted on Twitter what really happened during Ellen DeGeneres’ (well, technically Bradley Cooper took the photo) monster selfie. The enlightening picture has so far received over 22,000 retweets and over 9,000 favorites– far short of the more than 3 million

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    Ellen DeGeneres plays nice, crashes Twitter during Oscars hosting duties (Video)

    Comedian Ellen DeGeneres returned to the Academy Awards last night to host a fun and friendly Oscars ceremony for the second time. After an edgy performance last year by host Seth MacFarlane, DeGeneres kept the jabs light-hearted and embarrassing moment exposures to a minimum (sorry, Jennifer Lawrence). She brought laughs to the evening through playful stunts and gags instead of contemptuous songs and sketches. She ordered pizzas to the ceremony

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    NBC orders Ellen DeGeneres sitcom about gay and straight best friends

    Comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres is getting back in the sitcom game. NBC has ordered a pilot for her multi-camera comedy project One Big Happy. The show centers on gay and straight best friends who decide to have a baby together. When one of them finds true love, things start to get complicated. DeGeneres will serve as executive producer. No word yet on potential castings. Sign up to get

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    Ellen DeGeneres dresses up, gets down in musical Oscars teaser (Video)

    In this just released teaser for the Oscars — going down live on ABC on Sunday March 2 — show host Ellen Degeneres dons a sharp tuxedo and is joined by 250 dancers. With the help of Fitz and The Tantrums (the song) and Paul Feig (the director) this teaser does a good job convincing us this year’s Academy Awards presentation will be entertaining and quite possibly fun. We’ll have

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    Ellen DeGeneres bares (almost) all in Halloween costume (Video)

    Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres bared (almost) all in her Nicki Minaj costume this year. “I decided to go as something really scary this year: half-naked,” she joked in her opening monologue. On her Halloween episode, DeGeneres strutted out in front of her audience with a very realistic prosthetic chest (and badonkadonk) similarly exposed. Back in September, the singer showed up on Ellen with no bra and a crop top unbuttoned nearly

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    Ellen DeGeneres develops lesbian-led sitcom with NBC

    Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres is getting back into the sitcom game. The daytime talk show host is in development with NBC to executive produce a multi-camera sitcom with a lesbian lead character. The untitled project centers on a lesbian and her straight male best friend who get pregnant just as he meets and marries the love of his life. Openly gay comedy writer Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls) will write and

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    Oprah Winfrey vs Ellen DeGeneres (Infographic)

    Women make an average of 30% less than men: $.70 cents to a man’s $1.00. Women of color fair even worse when it comes to income—making just around $.64 cents to a white man’s dollar. While the odds are against the average woman, especially the average minority woman, in the United States some women have risen above, reaching both superstardom and financial virtue. Two of the most successful and powerful

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    12 jobs comedians had before they were famous: Kevin Hart, Jon Stewart, Louis C.K. and more!

    As shocking as it may sound, not every comedian joked his or her way straight to stardom. Before they were making you laugh onstage, in movies and on television, they were working regular dead-end jobs– you know, like most of us! From waiting tables to applying makeup to the dead, comedians have done it all. Below, we’ve listed 12 of our favorite before-comedy comedian jobs. (Click each photo for full

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    Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox renunite for ‘Ellen’ sketch, plus outtakes (Videos)

    As Jennifer Aniston prepares to guest co-host Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime chat show, she’s enlisting the help of former Friends co-star Matthew Perry, who had the same gig last month. But not really, you guys. It’s all part of this sketch featuring the two buds. Courteney Cox also makes an appearance (as well as two other people you’ll recognize). Make sure you check the quick reference to Perry’s just-canceled NBC series.

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    Trailblazing comedian Ellen DeGeneres will receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    Ellen DeGeneres, known for humor that beseeches love and acceptance and her trailblazing gay character on the 90s sitcom Ellen, will receive the nation’s top humor prize this year. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced that the comedian, actress and host of her self-titled afternoon talk show, will receive the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. She will officially be honored Oct. 22 in a star-studded

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    Laughspin’s 12 favorite comedian graduation speeches, featuring Colbert, Fey, Poehler and more!

    It’s graduation season and you know what that means! Someone somewhere is sitting through a three hour procession of watching 200 people wearing oversized gowns stand in line to shake somebody’s hand. Hooray! But seriously, congratulations to all you recent grads. You make us proud! In honor of this joyous time of year, Laughspin has rounded up our favorite commencement speeches given by comedians. Folks like Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey,

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    Wanda Sykes tells Ellen DeGeneres she had a double mastectomy

    Aside from her stand-up comedy, I’ve come to know and love Wanda Sykes for her work on the always hilarious Curb Your Enthusiasm. She’s a perfect foil for Larry David, whose awkwardness – especially where race is concerned – never fails to cause a whole lot of problems for everyone. Needless to say, given her prolific acting and stand-up career, the news she broke on Ellen today for Monday’s episode

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    Comedian Kyle Cease to inspire college kids with new tour, wants help from Ellen DeGeneres

    So, it seems comedian Kyle Cease is done pushing his much-criticized stand-up comedy bootcamp and is now turning to spreading a slightly new message: you can overcome crippling anxiety just like he has. He’ll be embarking on what he’s dubbed the Wake Up College Comedy Tour, and he just posted the below video to help him start securing performance dates across the country. Over the last few years, Cease has

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    Ellen DeGeneres struts down the fashion runway for high-end designer

    From her early stand-up to syndicated daytime talk show, everyone loves Ellen. (We’ll just brush that whole American Idol fiasco under the rug.) The very funny comedienne is always full of surprises, and surprise us she did, complete with confetti, at last night’s Richie Rich fashion show. Take a look at a shot below and the rest of the photos here. And speaking of surprises, Ellen also meandered on stage

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    Ellen DeGeneres quits American Idol; "It didn't feel right for me."

    Fox just announced that comedian, talk show host and now record label owner will not return as a judge for American Idol. “A couple months ago, I let Fox and the American Idol producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me,” DeGeneres said. “I told them I wouldn’t leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able

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