Now the stories are starting to come full circle.
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The hilarious comedienne got things started off the right way by poking fun at the torrential downpour Hollywood has endured over the past couple of days!
However, things took an unexpected turn when she threw a little jab at Liza Minelli! Where did that come from??
We love it, but we have to admit we did NOT see that coming! Can Ellen just host every award show every year??
Ch-ch-check out her hilarious opening (above)!