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Ellen DeGeneres Reacts To DOMA Ruling

Ellen DeGeneres Reacts To DOMA Ruling

You just know that Ellen DeGeneres has to be a happy camper following the ruling on DOMA earlier today. It’s a celebration for marriage everywhere!

Now, our favorite talk show host is speaking out on the rulings with regard to Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. We are all delightfully surprised! It’s a good day for love — no matter who you are or who you’re with.

Ellen and wife Portia de Rossi don’t want children, but they do want their marriage recognized in the eyes of the law. And recognized it shall be!

Ellen took to her official Twitter account to praise the decision. She tweeted, “It’s a supremely wonderful day for equality. Prop 8 is over, and so is DOMA. Congratulations everyone. And I mean everyone.”

Ellen DeGeneres Reacts To DOMA Ruling

People magazine has the scoop on the ruling:

The Supreme Court earlier handed a major victory for gay rights in two decisions. It cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California by letting stand earlier court declarations that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional, and struck down the Defense of Marriage Act provision denying federal benefits to married gay couples.

Ellen and Portia have been married since 2008. We’re happy that marriage will be recognized on all levels. Congratulations to them!

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Posted Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 11:11am
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Ellen and Portia Drop 26.5 Mil on New Digs!

Nothing like looking at pictures of Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi‘s $26.5 million dollar mansion to make me feel POOR!

The two decided to buy a stunning, gigantic compound in Santa Barbara located in Montecito, which has some of the most beautiful views in California!  The deal went through last week, and again, this house is 10,522 square feet of utter gorgeousness! The mansion is on 13 acres of property with 6 bathrooms and 6 bedrooms nad 9 FIREPLACES…enough for a nice little party, if you ask me.

And a pool. Of COURSE a pool!

And this isn’t their primary home- Ellen owns several other properties in the Los Angeles area, including homes in Beverly Hills and Hidden Valley. Not too shabby, you crazy kids! (Can I be your friend?)

Check out pics HERE!

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Posted Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 1:13pm
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Portia de Rossi is nearly unrecognizable on the cover of OUT Magazine

Portia de Rossi lands the cover of OUT Magazine’s May issue. (Ryan Murphy share’s the “dual cover” this month.) The two land the cover for bringing gay storylines to primetime TV. Portia and Ryan share their thoughts on gay-inclusive TV, the way Hollywood treats gay characters, and a peek into their private lives.

“I don’t go into a project thinking I’m a groundbreaker or a pioneer,” Murphy tells OUT contributor Natasha Vargas-Cooper. “But all my work has a gay voice and gay characters and always will. I do feel with Glee, since it skews so young, the gay characters do transmit a certain message: You are not alone. You don’t have to harm or hate yourself.” Murphy continues, “I wish I’d had this show growing up. I think if I had, I would be a lot less fearful and a lot braver.”

Murphy’s mission of being gay-inclusive in his work was not an easy one to accomplish. “When I first started working in the entertainment industry, it was out of the question to have an authentically gay character on television. Forget it! Forget it,” he recalls. “Now it’s like, if you don’t have a gay character, something is wrong with your show.”

De Rossi’s experience in trying to produce gay stories for television, however, somewhat mirrors the gap between a powerful fantasy and the sometimes more uncomfortable reality. “I had a project that I was shopping around for TV called Butch and Fay, about two gay people, very famous actors who marry each other for the sake of their career,” she tells OUT writer Shana Naomi Krochmal. “That happened a lot in the past and probably still exists today. Every single person that I brought it to was kind of titillated by the idea but ultimately shut it down, saying that being gay in the industry just wasn’t an issue anymore. I know it’s not very popular to bring this issue up, but it’s still very difficult for actors to get certain types of roles. We need to hear it some more until things change.”

The other half of the message that needs to be heard, de Rossi says, is pretty straightforward: “I really, honestly think that anybody who is openly gay and visible is powerful. It doesn’t matter what you do, you are impacting people.”

Murphy is currently working to impact his viewers emotionally, and part of that comes from raising his new son, Logan. “That’s where I think The New Normal comes from. I want to provoke people emotionally,” he says of the show loosely based on his real-life experience with spouse David Miller. “Sometimes I feel a bit prudish. With Logan in the house now, I feel like I need to cover up every Mapplethorpe print.”

De Rossi, on the other hand, is pretty certain her impact will not involve children. “There comes some pressure in your mid-30s, and you think, Am I going to have kids so I don’t miss out on something that other people really seem to love? Or is it that I really, genuinely want to do this with my whole heart?” she ponders. “I didn’t feel that my response was ‘yes’ to the latter. You have to really want to have kids, and neither of us did. So it’s just going to be me and Ellen [DeGeneres] and no babies’—but we’re the best of friends and married life is blissful, it really is. I’ve never been happier than I am right now.”

PS: Do you think Portia’s had work done on her face? Ellen Degeneres certainly has a type, doesn’t she? Portia is starting to look like Anne Heche! Just sayin.

Read OUT’s full Portia de Rossi and Ryan Murphy cover stories here.

MORE PHOTOS OF PORTIA & RYAN AFTER THE JUMP! (more…)

Posted Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 10:10am
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Portia de Rossi stops by a salon in Beverly Hills

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Posted Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 9:09am
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PICS: 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards!

There were so many beautiful women at last night’s 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. ‘Mad Men’ and ‘American Horror Story’ led the race with 17 nominations each, but it was the casts of ‘Modern Family’, ‘Homeland’, and ‘Game Change’ that came away the big winners.

Here’s more on the awards ceremony from People:

Eric Stonestreet took home the first award of the night for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy, setting the tone for the rest of the evening. In a repeat of last year’s early Emmys sweep for the series, Julie Bowen took home the best supporting actress award, marking her second consecutive win in the category, followed by the show’s co-creator Steve Levitan winning the Emmy for outstanding comedy direction. The cast closed out the evening the same way it began, with another win, this time for outstanding comedy series.

Newcomer Homeland had an incredible night following the show’s debut season. The Showtime series’ star Damian Lewis won the Emmy for the lead actor in a drama series – while his pregnant costar Claire Danes scooped up the best actress award. Homeland also took home the Emmys for outstanding writing and outstanding drama series.

After playing Sarah Palin in HBO’s Game Change, Julianne Moore won her first Primetime Emmy for lead actress in a miniseries or movie. “I feel so validated because Sarah Palin gave me a big thumbs down,” she said as she accepted her award. The political film – which won four awards total – also took home honors for outstanding writing, outstanding directing and outstanding miniseries or movie.

Two and Half Men‘s Jon Cryer won the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a comedy. “Don’t panic people, something has clearly gone terribly wrong. I am stunned, I didn’t actually win this – this did not just happen!” Cryer said, addressing his fellow nominees Don Cheadle, Louis C.K., Jim Parsons, Larry David and Alec Baldwin. Meanwhile, Julia Louis-Dreyfus took home the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy.

Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul was stunned as he accepted his Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series. “I cannot believe I’m standing on this stage, let alone in this room,” he said. But before stepping down from the stage, the actor thanked his fiancée Lauren Parsekian. “You saved me,” he said.

Downton Abbey‘s Maggie Smith won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, beating out Archie Panjabi, Anna Gunn, Joanne Froggatt, Christina Hendricks and Christine Baranksi, but wasn’t present to accept.

While accepting the Emmy for outstanding variety series, Jon Stewart earned first-to-get-bleeped honors after winning his 10th consecutive Emmy for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

And Jessica Lange stunned in red as she accepted the Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie for her role as Constance Langdon in American Horror Story, while Kevin Costner took home the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in the same category for his role in Hatfields and McCoys.

I’ll be posting pictures from the red carpet, and here are the people I’ll be posting pictures of. Who was your best dressed from last night?

Pictured: Amanda Peet, Kelly Osbourne, Jenna Malone, Ginnifer Goodwin, Heidi Klum, Edie Falco, Hayden Panetierre, Elizabeth Moss, Leslie Mann, January Jones, Amy Poehler, Julianne Hough, Kristen Wiig, Kevin Costner, Sofia Vergara, Ashley Judd, Tina Fey, Jessica Lange, Juliana Margulies, Julianne Moore, Claire Danes, Ellen Degeneres, Portia de Rossi, Lucy Liu, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban and Christina Hendricks.

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