Ellen DeGeneres to be honored by Hollywood Foreign Press

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ABOVE: Ellen DeGeneres, photo via DeGeneres’ Facebook page.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced on November 4 Ellen DeGeneres will receive the Carol Burnett Award at the next Golden Globe Awards.

DeGeneres, a three-time Golden Globe nominee, is the second recipient to be honored with the accolade (the first was Carol Burnett herself) and will accept the honor at the annual Golden Globes presentation on Sunday, January 5, 2020. The ceremony will air live coast-to-coast on NBC.

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Ellen DeGeneres renews talk show for three more seasons

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” will remain on the air through 2022.

DeGeneres made the announcement May 21 that she signed a deal to continue her talk show for three more seasons.

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BYU graduate who came out as gay describes fear on campus

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Above: (Photo courtesy Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.) Gay BYU graduate Matthew Easton is interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres on her nationally syndicated talk show.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) | A student who came out as gay during a valedictorian speech at Mormon-owned Brigham Young University says he lived in fear of being reported for a violation the school’s strict code of conduct forbids dating among members of the same sex.

Matt Easton made the comments during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that aired on May 6 in which she gave him a check for $10,000.

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Transgender actor Ian Alexander says ‘The OA’ helped his family accept his identity

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Ian Alexander on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show.’ (Screenshot via YouTube)

Transgender actor Ian Alexander opened up on how working on the Netflix series “The OA” helped his family accept his identity in an interview with “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

Alexander, 17, shared how he first began to understand he was transgender through watching YouTube videos when he was younger.

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Ellen DeGeneres says she received a bomb threat after coming out

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Ellen DeGeneres was celebrated by many during her historic coming out in 1997 but now the talk show host is opening up about the hardships she faced.

In a new interview with Ad Week, DeGeneres reveals she received death threats including a bomb threat.

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RuPaul lands daytime talk show pilot

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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RuPaul is filming a pilot for a daytime talk show.

According to Variety, the pilot is for Telepictures, which is a part of Warner Bros. Television. Telepictures is behind popular shows such as “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Real” and “TMZ Live.”

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Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn split

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sam Smith and “13 Reasons Why” star Brandon Flynn have broken up after nine months of dating, according to the Sun.

Smith, 26, has deleted photos of Flynn, 24, from his Instagram. Both he and Flynn have also unfollowed each other on Instagram although Flynn has not deleted photos of Smith from his account.

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Jim Parsons talks about how ‘weird’ it is being in a gay couple at his age

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jim Parsons explained on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that being in a gay couple at his age is “weird.”

The actor recently celebrated his first wedding anniversary with Todd Spiewak, who he married in May 2017. Parsons says that although he and Spiewak just got married their anniversary of being a couple is a lot longer.

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Sarah Paulson gets a second scare on ‘Ellen’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sarah Paulson got another frightful surprise during her recent visit to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

During the sit-down portion of the interview, Paulson made a point to inspect the box in between her chair and DeGeneres’. The box is frequently the prop used to scare guests on the show. She also brought out a mirror to keep an eye on any surprises behind her.

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John Oliver spoofs Pence picture book about bunny, tops best seller list

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NEW YORK (AP) — John Oliver has trolled his way to the top.

The HBO host’s spoof of a new picture book by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence was No. 1 on Amazon.com and out of stock as of midday March 19.

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Nick Robinson says his brother came out during filming for ‘Love, Simon’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Love, Simon” star Nick Robinson revealed that the film’s subject matter hit close to home in an interview for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

The 22-year-old actor, who portrays closeted teen Simon, told DeGeneres that his brother came out to him around the time of filming which gave the role more significance for him.

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Gus Kenworthy breaks thumb, jokes he won’t have to shake Pence’s hand

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Gus Kenworthy has broken his thumb while practicing to compete in the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Kenworthy announced the bad news on Twitter but says he will still be able to compete. He also couldn’t help but take a jab at Vice President Mike Pence.

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