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?)
DeGeneres, 54, appeared on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno yesterday, and was confronted about ongoing rumors that she and de Rossi, 39, are looking for a sperm donor to start a family.
And…Jay Leno confirmed it. The rumors are FALSE!
DeGeneres is days away from the season 10 premiere of her eponymous talk show, and explained to Jay that while she has no issue with kids themselves, she doesn’t really want them for herself.
“I don’t want to have one. I don’t want to have six. I don’t want to have any,” the comedian said. “They’re precious to look at and I love them; we have nieces and I love them very much. [But I] don’t want ‘em.”
And the host and humorist has been singing the same tune for quite a while. In Ellen’s 2011 book, Seriously…I’m Kidding, DeGeneres made light of the pressure to reproduce, a pressure she feels a lot.
“People are constantly asking Portia and me if we are going to have children. We thought about it. We love to be around children after they’ve been fed and bathed. But we ultimately decided that we don’t want children of our own. There is far too much glass in our house.”
And you know what they say: those in glass houses…should…not…procreate? I don’t know- I was never any good at sayings and proverbs.
Paratore served as as President of Telepictures (a division of Warner Bros) when, in 2006, he made the jump into the digital business. Then, he developed the concept of TMZ, and sold the idea to industry bigwigs, which was a huge feat. From there, he became critical to the budding website’s success, and was instrumental in getting the website’s television counterpart produced.
Paratore was a risk taker on TMZ, but also, as this TMZ article recounts, on groundbreaking entertainers such as Ellen Degeneres.
“After Ellen DeGeneres came out, no one wanted to take a chance on her. Jim recognized her great talent and literally went station to station across the country and convinced very nervous and reluctant general managers that they should take a chance on her — that she was a talent who could connect with and touch everyone … and Jim was right.”
Katy Perry makes an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Tuesday, May 22nd. Katy talks with Ellen about her upcoming film “Katy Perry: Part Of Me” and why she thinks it was important to show all sides of her life while shooting the film.
Katy Perry on her film “Part of Me”
Ellen: Like you said, you shot the good, the bad. Who knows what’s going to happen in your life when you start shooting things? You got married during that time.
Katy: I did.
Ellen: And then that didn’t turn out to last and that part of it is still in there?
Katy: I thought it was important for me..First of all, I thought it was important to show everything in between. I think sometimes people think that we’re perfect and we know we’re not perfect, at all. I think it’s important start breaking down the idea that to achieve your dream you always have to be perfect or flawless or live in some kind of fantasy world. So that’s why I decided to put everything into the film. In the most tasteful way. But mostly it’s about how I go there and the ride along the way which can be bumpy but mostly it was extremely fun…
I actually really want to see her movie. From what I’ve seen so far it looks like it will be really interesting!
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are hit by the economy, too!
The celebrity couple is really downsizing from their 49 million dollar compound (which they sold to Ryan Seacrest) into a cozy $18 million mid-century modern Beverly Hills estate. Looks like the two will have to slum it with a mere 8,500 square that includes 4 bedrooms, 6 baths, a commercial kitchen, a couple of patios and only ONE rectilinear swimming pool.
Ugh, this economy, am I right?
The two had gotten used to their megamansion, which had 9,200 square feet. I’m sure Seacrest is very pleased!
John Mayer stopped by Ellen Degeneres, in an interview that will air today. The singer opens up about why he took a break from the spotlight for the last two years and why he still can’t sing…
John Mayer on taking break for the last two years…
John: It was a really good time. I had to go home for a minute. The plan that originally gets you out high school and your hometown, in front of people. That plan was over. I had done it. I just sort of lost my head for alittle while. I remember one time was I was a kid, I went swimming and I closed my eyes and I kept swimming and swimming and came up out of the water and I was way passed the buoys and the life guards were blowing me in.…I kind of lost touch and I didn’t want to ask for directions. I did a couple of some dumb interviews and it kind of woke me up.
Ellen: Is that what it is? The interviews? Because you got a lot of attention for the Playboy interview and I don’t know what else but is that when you kind if went, oh, you were not proud of that..
John: Oh yeah, I don’t even remember having a Rolling Stone cover. It was a very strange time and it sort of rocketed me into adulthood. It was a violent crash into being an adult. For a couple of years it was just figuring it all out and I ‘m glad I actually stayed out of the spotlight. Because I think back then I would of said, give me two weeks or like let me get out and do “Ellen” and let me explain myself. It was like no, idiot. Go away be 33 and 34 instead of 28 for the 4th year…
John Mayer on his voice….
John: I can’t sing so I’m writing.
Ellen: You sound fine so what’s wrong with you?
John:…it’s a thing in my throat. It’s not a health concern what so ever but it has taken me out of signing. Tried to beat it the first time and couldn’t. What they actually do is they cut this thing out of your throat and then they inject your vocal cords with botox which freezes your vocal cords so that this thing can heal with out smacking up against the other side. I just need more botox next time. So I got to do it all over again get more botox which kind of paralyzes for vocal cord for longer. I’m very happy to be a writer, really lucky to be a write.