Friday, August 13, 2010

Ellen DeGeneres: Celebrity Talk Show Host And Poker Player

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Celebrity Talk Show Host and Poker Player
Celebrities can develop their sense of social responsibility by playing poker. Among the most popular celebrity that plays poker is Ellen DeGeneres. She plays poker with her wife Portia De Rossi and other celebrity friends at home whenever she had a free time.

Ellen Also has an free online poker tutorial courtesy of Warner Bros, including some other online games like solitaire, slots, crossword puzzle, picture puzzle game, sudoku and many more. Ellen DeGeneres and her mother leave New Orleans and went to Texas leaving their brother Vance and a divorced an insurance salesman Elliot in New Orleans.

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Ellen playing poker with friends

Since Ellen was 13, her parents decided a divorced. Coping with the some sadness with herself and her mother, she uses her comedic talents to recover from the pain. However, in Texas, Ellen DeGeneres is secretly molested by her new stepfather as her mother struggles with breast cancer. After she graduates high school and moves back to New Orleans, she finally tells her mother the truth.

Through her comedic talents from every bars and hotels she was joined in, Ellen DeGeneres fame came out in 1997, the same time her sit-com character, Ellen Morgan came out on the TV show Ellen. Ellen came out on the cover of Time magazine, proclaiming, "Yep, I'm gay." This historic event caused both praise and scorn and cast Ellen into a limelight she never wanted. "I never wanted to be a spokesperson for the gay community," she said in Time.

Although she never wanted to be a political figure or a spokesperson for the gay community, Ellen DeGeneres has walked through the fire and blazed a path for all gay and lesbian actors to come after her. She went through a period of intense depression, but has risen to be one of the most popular women on television.

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Most Influential Women in Media

Ellen DeGeneres becomes the first female comedian Johnny Carson invites for a chat on the couch on The Tonight Show. Ellen starred a short-lived sitcom, The Ellen Show, in which she again played a lesbian. It was pulled after one season. But in 2000, Ellen starred and produced the hit HBO special, If These Walls Could Talk Two where she shares a loving and sexy scene with Sharon Stone.

After her controversial Time magazine cover, some religious groups protest the show, ABC cancels Ellen in 1998. "I tried to incorporate educational things about what people actually go through when they're coming out, and it wasn't funny," DeGeneres tells the New York Times. "Because it's not funny."

The Ellen DeGeneres Show launches Ellen DeGeneres back into the national spotlight. Her dance moves, A-list guests and deadpan comebacks earn her multiple Daytime Emmy Awards, including “Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Host”. Ellen DeGeneres was recently included in Forbes' top five "Most Influential Women in Media" and was voted "Best Daytime Talk Show Host" by readers. In addition, she has been voted "Favorite TV Personality" by The Harris Poll's annual Favorite Television Star list, beating out Oprah Winfrey and Jay Leno.

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