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May 30, 2012
James Paratore TV executive helped launch Ellen DeGeneres' show Prominent television production executive James Paratore, 58, died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack while cycling in France. As president of the Warner Bros. Telepictures Productions unit from 1992 through 2006, Paratore was involved in the creation of some of television's most successful franchises, including daytime talk shows hosted by Rosie O'Donnell and Ellen DeGeneres as well as the reality hit "The Bachelor," entertainment news magazine "Extra" and the courtroom show "Judge Mathis.
March 22, 2010 |
Two weeks after winning Oscars, "Up" and "The Cove" received additional honors Saturday at the 24th annual Genesis Awards, which honor media depictions of animal protection issues. "The Cove," which chronicles the slaughter of dolphins by fisherman from a Japanese village, was named outstanding documentary film. "Up," the animated adventure from Pixar that involves the fight to protect a rare bird, shared the feature film award with "Hotel for Dogs," a comedy with Lisa Kudrow and Don Cheadle that was applauded for "celebrating the special bond between children and dogs."
January 30, 2005 |
Something was wrong with Ellen DeGeneres a week ago Thursday -- her eyes were all puffy, and she looked as if a tiny, adorable kitten had died in her arms moments before she hit the soundstage to shoot her chat show. She couldn't even get a real laugh out of a segment with "Meet the Fockers" star Teri Polo. But this off day merely served to make clear that DeGeneres' good days -- which is to say pretty much every day -- are really, absolutely right-on, feel-great solid.
April 26, 2013 |
Justin Timberlake had Ellen DeGegeneres' in-studio audience gushing over his love for wife Jessica Biel. The actor-singer appeared on Thursday's "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to promote his album "The 20/20 Experience," but DeGeneres aptly had him talking about wedded bliss instead. The couple married in Italy in October 2012 and DeGeneres reminded him that Biel said her favorite thing about marriage was being able to say the phrase "my husband. " This prompted the host to ask her guest the same thing.
April 16, 2013 |
Cousin Anthony says he's sorry. The outspoken baker on TLC's "Cake Boss" - full name Anthony Bellifemine - has backed down after he posted a tweet on Monday, just after the Boston bombings, that blamed foreign-born "animals" for "attacking us. " "We even pay for them to go to school hows that!," @cousinanthony ranted. The message was quickly denounced online, including by some of Bellifemine's 25,000 followers. He attacked one critic for her "typical liberal attitude. " PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times Although President Obama has called the Boston bombs "an act of terrorism," it is unclear who's responsible and the investigation is ongoing. By Tuesday afternoon, Bellifemine had reconsidered the situation.
April 8, 2013 |
Ellen DeGeneres' discovery on YouTube of two British cousins -- who loved to sing and dance in pink frilly dresses -- marked "the beginning of a beautiful friendship," to borrow from Humphrey Bogart in "Casablanca. " In this case, the friendship that blossomed was between "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and YouTube, the popular video website owned by Google. Executives at YouTube and Warner Bros., which produces DeGeneres' afternoon talk show, pinpoint the first appearance of the pint-sized crooners, Sophia Grace and Rosie, on DeGeneres' show in late 2011 as a spark that helped ignite DeGeneres' social media supernova status.