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Anne Heche Says Harrison Ford 'Fought a Battle for Her' After She Went Public with Ellen DeGeneres

Anne Heche is opening up about working with Harrison Ford after she was vilified by some in Hollywood after bringing her then-girlfriend Ellen DeGenres to a movie premiere.

In an interview, Anne spoke about how she didn’t think she would land the role in Six Days, Seven Nights opposite Harrison after going public with Ellen.

Anne told ET, “He called me the day after they said I wasn’t gonna get it, because I took Ellen to the [Volcano] premiere, and Harrison Ford, he was a hero.”

“He said, ‘Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn who you’re sleeping with. We’re gonna make the best romantic comedy there is, and I’ll see ya on the set,’” Anne added. “He’s one of my heroes. He fought a battle for me, and I would be on any desert island with him any day.”

“He’s an extraordinary human being,” she said.

Find out everything Anne said about how her relationship with Ellen impacted her career.

Anne Heche Explains Reports That She Stormed Off 'Dancing with the Stars' Set After Elimination

Anne Heche was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars this week, and there were reports that after the elimination, she stormed off set and refused to speak to reporters waiting for her on the press line.

Before her elimination, Anne opened up about how her relationship with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres really impacted her career in Hollywood. The pair dated from 1997 to 2000.

Page Six asked her about these reports and she responded, “The honest truth is that it took 20 years to process and share that story, so finally, telling it and being voted off on the same night was not the best feeling.”

“It did feel good to tell my story to show that we have come a long way, and we see things with more acceptance now — even though we are not all the way there yet, it’s important to recognize how far we have come,” she continued.

She called her experience on the competition show a “wild ride.”

Find out what Anne had to say about all the controversy surrounding Ellen this summer.

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Anne Heche Reveals How Ellen DeGeneres Romance Affected Her Career

Anne Heche famously dated Ellen DeGeneres over two decades ago and she’s opening up about how their relationship affected her career.

The actress, now 51, talked about her past relationship on Dancing With the Stars this week.

“In 1997, I met Ellen DeGeneres at the Vanity Fair party and that was the night that changed my life forever,” Anne said in a video that was provided to People.

She added, “My movie premiere for Volcano, I had told them that I was taking Ellen as my date and I was told if I took Ellen I would lose my Fox contract. At that moment, she took my hand and said, ‘Do what they say’ and I said, ‘No thanks.’ I took Ellen to the premiere and I was ushered out before the movie even ended and was told I was not allowed to go to my own after party for fear that they would get pictures of me with a woman.”

“She was warning me, ‘This is going to happen,’” Anne continued. “I was in a relationship with Ellen DeGeneres for three-and-a-half years and the stigma attached to that relationship was so bad that I was fired from my multi-million dollar picture deal and I did not work in a studio picture for 10 years.”

Anne and Ellen dated from 1997 until 2000. She later married Coleman Laffoon in September 2001 and they welcomed a son named Homer in 2002. They split in 2007 and she began a relationship with actor James Tupper, with whom she welcomed son Atlas in 2009. They split in 2018.

Click through the gallery for many photos of Anne and Ellen together…

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Anne Heche Wears Kinesiology Tape On Knee While Arriving at DWTS Practice

Anne Heche shows off the precautionary K-tape on her knee while arriving for practice at the studio over the weekend in Los Angeles.

The 51-year-old actress is gearing up for the premiere of Dancing With The Stars season 29 with her rumored partner, Keo Motsepe, on Monday.

The K-tape is a precautionary measure and doesn’t necessarily mean Anne has an injury.

After showing off her knee wrap, Anne came back to the studio the next day with a fashionable lip-embroidered Julia Clancy face mask for final rehearsals.

“I have never been so excited in my life. Call me crazy. Let’s go dance,” Anne shared on social media just before meeting her partner.

In another video on her Instagram, Anne gave a shout out to her family for their support.

“My kids are just behind me all the way I can’t even tell you how amazing this experience has been already for my family and the joy I feel,” she said. “I think I can count up to four now, but we’ll see.”

You can catch Anne on the DWTS premiere on Monday night, September 14 at 8/7c on ABC.

If you missed it, see why this other cast member isn’t a fan of dancing to their own song…

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Derek Hough, Lucy Hale, & More Stars Attend Drive-In Event for Race to Erase MS!

Derek Hough poses for photo with girlfriend Hayley Erbert while attending the drive-in Race to Erase MS Gala on Friday night (September 4) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

In light of the pandemic, guests were invited to to “Drive-In” for an evening of socially distanced music, celebration, and raising funds and awareness for this life-altering disease.

Performers at the event included Andy Grammer and Eric Benet. Presenters included Derek, Anne Heche, and Marg Helgenberger.

Some of the other celebs in attendance at the event included Lucy Hale, Victoria Justice, Mark-Paul Gosselaar with wife Caitriona McGinn, Jovan Adepo, Pia Toscano, Loni Love, Hilary Roberts, Keltie Knight, and Logan Shroyer.

The event raised over $1.4 Million to benefit the Race to Erase MS and its Center Without Walls program, a collaboration of top MS research centers working together as a team on ground-breaking research with the goal of treating and, ultimately, finding a cure for MS.

The event honored Multiple Sclerosis (MS) advocate and Center Without Walls founder Nancy Davis’s son Jason, who passed away earlier this year, with a very special posthumous “Medal of Hope.”

25+ pictures inside from the drive-in gala… More Here! »

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Chrishell Stause, Anne Heche & Carole Baskin Reportedly In Talks To Join 'DWTS'

Three more star have been revealed to be in talks to join the new season of Dancing With the Stars.

E! is reporting that Selling Sunset‘s Chrishell Stause, Anne Heche and Tiger King‘s Carole Baskin are all being considered to join the cast.

The full cast is expected to be announced on Wednesday, September 2 on Good Morning America.

Earlier today, it was reported that Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean had also joined the cast as well. You can see his teaser video about some big announcement here!

The pros for season 29, including Sharna Burgess, Cheryl Burke, Peta Murgatroyd and Keo Motsepe, have to follow a brand new rule.

Stay tuned for more Dancing With The Stars intel!

Ellen DeGeneres' Ex Anne Heche Comments on All the Controversy & Rumors About Her

Ellen DeGeneres‘ ex girlfriend, actress Anne Heche, is speaking out about the rumors that The Ellen Show has a culture of workplace toxicity. Ellen has promised to fix these issues.

“I haven’t spoken to Ellen in years. I’d listen to the people who have,” Anne told Mr. Warburton. “If I’m standing someplace and I don’t like what’s going on there and I stay there, it’s my fault.”

Anne continued, “So what are the actions that got me there and why can’t I get out of it easily if that’s not something that I want to be engaged in? Ellen is standing where she walks, and that is hers to continue that journey. Our time was a beautiful part of my life and one that I wear with honor. I was a part of a revolution that created social change, and I could not have done that without falling in love with her.”

There are a lot of celebrities who have spoken out about Ellen and all the rumors about her.

Ellen and Anne dated from 1997-2000.