Ellen DeGeneres was a great host of the Oscars and an often funny woman. She entertains us. She was one of the very first stars to come out of the closet as a practicing homosexual, something we admire her for immensely.

Ellen's talk show features interviews with everyone from stars of Gossip Girl to presidential candidates like John McCain. Ellen DeGeneres is dating Portia de Rossi. We wish them the best!

In a stunning movie, Ellen was named the fourth judge on American Idol in the late summer of 2009. She'll be seated on the panel for the ninth season of this show.

Ellen DeGeneres Quotes

I’m thrilled that the California supreme court overturned the ban on gay marriage. I can’t wait to get married. We all deserve the same rights, and I believe that someday we’ll look back on this and not allowing gays to marry will seem as absurd as not allowing women to vote.

Ellen DeGeneres

You showed us something in that film that I have not seen for a very, very long time.

Ellen DeGeneres [to Jonah Hill, regarding his penis in The Wolf of Wall Street]