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Oscars hires Ellen DeGeneres to replace Seth MacFarlane as Academy Awards host

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Comedian Ellen DeGeneres has been chosen to host the annual Oscars telecast in March, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said on Friday. This would be her second stint as master of ceremonies for the Oscars. DeGeneres, the star of her own daytime talk…

Former Girl Scout Ellen Degeneres slams Boy Scouts’ inaction on anti-gay policy

On Friday, talk show host Ellen Degeneres took aim at the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on LGBT members and leaders. Degeneres, a former Girl Scout, took exception to the fact that the BSA punted on the issue this week rather than striking down the ban against LGBTs in scouting.…

J.C. Penny CEO: ‘Ellen represents the values of our company’

Appearing on CBS This Morning on Thuesday, J.C. Penny CEO Ron Johnson put an end to the so-called controversy over talk show host Ellen DeGeneres being picked as the company’s spokeswoman. “She shares the same values that we do,” he said. “Our company was founded 110 years ago on the…

Ellen on anti-LGBT group: ‘My haters are my motivators’

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is finally responding to an anti-LGBT rights group that called on JC Penney to fire her as their spokesperson because she is a lesbian. In a taping of the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which will air on Wednesday, DeGeneres used the opportunity of California’s same…

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