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Flashback: Ellen DeGeneres on Impact of the ‘Ellen’ Coming Out Episode

27 April 2017 8:20 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

“I guess what I'm trying to say is...I did get the joke about the toaster oven.”

It’s been 20 years since Ellen Morgan, the former TV alter ego of Ellen DeGeneres, said that famous line in “The Puppy Episode,” when it first aired on April 30, 1997. Of course, this precluded her infamous declaration, “I’m gay,” to the people waiting to depart on flight 316 to Pittsburgh. In the hall of fame, alongside the Mash series finale and this year’s Oscars broadcast, sits an episode of Ellen we now remember as a groundbreaking risk with a lasting impact on TV diversity.

Before starting the show’s fourth season, DeGeneres decided the time was right for her character to come out. More than just a creative decision for the series, it was also to coincide with her own announcement to the public. On April 14, the longtime stand-up comedian gave an interview to Time, appearing on the »

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Elton John's Oscar Party Turns 25: Spielberg, Hanks and an Oral History of the AIDS Benefit Where Heidi Klum Dances on Tables

23 February 2017 6:25 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Attending the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party is sort of like going to the Golden Globes — while the Academy Awards are happening. Champagne is flowing, there are stars at every table and the TV people always are invited. So are supermodels (Gigi Hadid, Naomi Campbell), musicians (Bono, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Mariah Carey), athletes (Serena Williams, Johnny Weir), reality stars (Kardashians and Real Housewives), gay icons (RuPaul, George Takei, K.D. Lang) and designers (Donatella Versace, Christian Louboutin). Many are John's friends who walk the white carpet every year in support of the Elton John AIDS »

- Degen Pener,Chris Gardner

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Evan Rachel Wood Opens Up About Her Bisexuality During Powerful Human Rights Campaign Speech

8 February 2017 11:01 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Evan Rachel Wood candidly and emotionally opened up about her bisexuality while receiving the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the weekend.

Taking the podium at the 2017 Hrc North Carolina Gala, the Westworld actress revealed, “Growing up, I thought that I was like every other girl who had a slight obsession with Jessica Rabbit, K.D. Lang and Melissa Etheridge. A girl who was more comfortable borrowing her brother’s baggy pants and backwards hats than putting on an Easter dress. Who would rather play in the mud than in makeup.”

“I didn’t realize that »

- Lindsay Kimble

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Téa Leoni’s Madam Secretary Character Keeps Wearing This Hillary Clinton Pendant Necklace

27 January 2017 10:14 AM, PST | | See recent news »

During the 2016 presidential election celebrities found increasingly creative ways to show their support for Hillary Clinton. (Rihanna’s shirtception being the the most chill endorsement ever.) Now months after the election, stars are still standing by their candidate through cool fashion choices and even taking their support to the small screen. In one episode of Madam SecretaryTéa Leoni’s character Elizabeth McCord was spotted wearing a Hillary Clinton pendant necklace in just about every scene.

Just noticed that @TeaLeoni has been wearing this Hillary Pendant on @MadamSecretary – Pendant made by Hrc supporter »

- Colleen Kratofil

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