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Ellen DeGeneres Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Coming Out

Ellen DeGeneres is celebrating the 20th anniversary of “The Puppy Episode,” where she came out publicly to the world on her sitcom.

The 59-year-old talk show host reunited the cast, including Oprah Winfrey and Laura Dern, on The Ellen Show to celebrate the monumental moment.

“It was called ‘The Puppy Episode’ because we wanted to keep it a secret until it aired and because ‘Ellen Throws Her Career Away’ seemed too on the nose…Actually, the real reason we called it ‘The Puppy Episode’ is ’cause when the writers told the executives that they wanted me to come out because my character needed to be in a relationship after four years of not being in a relationship, someone at the studio said, ‘Well, get her a puppy. She’s not coming out.’ And so, we called it ‘The Puppy Episode,’” Ellen said. “It was the hardest thing that I ever had to do in my life and I would not change one moment of it because it led me to be exactly where I am today – standing in front of all of you, which is a joy. And the fact that all of you and everyone at home is watching me and willing to accept me into your homes every day when no one thought that would ever happen again, it means the world to me.”

“I have to say, just watching the clip, it made me so emotional because of all the things I feel privileged to experience in my life as a human but also as an actor, there’s no greater gift than being the person that was with you and looking in your eyes as you said those words [‘I am gay’],” Laura told Ellen during the show. “And when we did rehearse, you even whispered to me at once, ‘Maybe I’m not gonna say it because I haven’t said that out loud.’”

FYI: Ellen is wearing a Topman jacket.

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Oprah Winfrey Talks Vacationing with the Obamas: 'What Happens on the Boat, Stays on the Boat'

Oprah Winfrey is all smiles as she arrives at the premiere of her new HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on Tuesday night (April 18) at the SVA Theater in New York City.

The 63-year-old actress, entrepreneur, and former talk show host was joined at the premiere by her co-stars Rose Byrne, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Courtney B. Vance.

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At the premiere, Oprah played coy when asked about her recent vacation with former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, and Bruce Springsteen where the stars enjoyed some fun in the sun aboard a yacht of the coast of Tahiti.

“This is the deal, what happens on the boat stays on the boat,” Oprah joked with Extra. “There were conversations all the time, that’s all we did was talk, we talked and everybody else did a lot of paddle boarding. I’m not really good with the ocean. Me and the ocean don’t get along too good, there was a lot of paddle boarding, snorkeling, jet skiing, lots of good stuff.”

Other guests at the premiere included Cynthia Erivo, Lee Daniels, and Audra McDonald.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks premiere on HBO on April 22.

FYI: Rose is wearing a Rosie Assoulin dress, Broken English jewelry, Anita Ko earrings, and Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch.

15+ pictures inside of stars arriving at the premiere…

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Ellen DeGeneres Celebrates Coming Out Episode with Reunion

Ellen DeGeneres will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of her coming out Ellen episode with a reunion with the cast!

The 59-year-old talk show host will be sitting down with series regulars Joely Fisher, David Anthony Higgins, and Clea Lewis, as well as guest stars Oprah Winfrey and Laura Dern, on the Friday, April 28 episode of her show.

Ellen came out as gay during an appearance on Oprah’s talk show in 1997 and then she came out to a therapist played by Oprah on her sitcom.

Make sure to tune in for the episode!

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'Moulin Rouge' Duo Nicole Kidman & Ewan McGregor Reunite!

Did you ever think you’d see a Moulin Rouge reunion?!

Stars of the 2001 film, Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, reunited for Variety Studio: Actors on Actors presented by Shutterstock on Saturday (April 1) in Los Angeles.

Also in attendance were Anthony Anderson, John Lithgow, Kaley Cuoco, Kevin Bacon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sterling K. Brown, and Thandie Newton.

FYI: Nicole is wearing a Victoria Beckham dress and Jimmy Choo shoes. Sarah is wearing a Prabal Gurung dress and SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker shoes. Michelle is wearing a Burberry dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Anita Ko jewels. Thandie is wearing a Johanna Ortiz outfit and Gucci jewels. Kaley is wearing a Halston dess.

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Oprah's Wrap Gift for 'Wrinkle in Time' Cast & Crew Revealed!

Oprah Winfrey surprised the cast and crew of her movie A Wrinkle in Time by getting everyone a wrap gift after they finished filming this past week.

The 63-year-old actress, entrepreneur, and former talk show host teased the big gift by sharing a video on Monday (March 13) in which she said, “I haven’t been this excited since we were giving away cars.”

Oprah famously gave every member of her studio audience a car one time.

Watch the teaser video below!

Trying to surprise cast and crew for @wrinkleintime @directher

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Oprah Winfrey Stars in First Teaser for HBO's 'Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'

The first teaser trailer for Oprah Winfrey‘s upcoming television movie The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has been released!

The Oscar-nominated actress stars alongside Rose Byrne in the film and it looks like she is going to give an incredible performance.

Told through the eyes of Henrietta Lacks’ daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey), the film chronicles her search, along with journalist Rebecca Skloot (Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’ cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever.

Make sure to watch the film when it premieres on Saturday, April 22 at 8pm on HBO.


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Official Tease (HBO)