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Busy Philipps & Ellen DeGeneres Open Up About Experiences With Sexual Abuse
Busy Philipps and Ellen DeGeneres are opening up about experiencing sexual abuse when they were teenagers.
A week after revealing she was raped at age 14, the Freaks and Geeks alum appeared on Ellen and explained how she was inspired to make the revelation by Dr. Christine Balsley Ford’s testimony against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
She said on Wednesday’s episode:
“It wasn’t something that I felt like I was ever going to blast out on social media. But when I saw her standing there, speaking her truth after 30 years, I was like, ‘It’s been 25 for me. I can do this. We can all do this.’ I feel like it’s a real moment of reckoning for women, that we have sort of collectively carried this burden for so long. And it’s time to share it.”
Ellen couldn’t agree more. In response to Busy’s admission, the daytime queen shared her own experience.
She told the audience:
“I was 15 and I had something happen to me. You just get so angry when someone doesn’t believe you, or [asks], ‘Why did you wait so long?’ It’s because we’re girls and we’re taught not to say anything and go along with it.”
But not anymore. The comedian added:
“This conversation needs to happen more. And people need to teach your children to speak up and don’t ever keep something in and don’t ever be ashamed and think that it’s your problem or your fault.”
For her part, Busy is sharing her truth — along with other “fun Hollywood stories” — in her upcoming memoir, This Will Only Hurt A Little.
Busy’s book comes out October 16, but you can watch a clip of her interview (below).
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Lady GaGa Reveals Her First Celeb Crush & First Kiss Playing ‘Burning Questions’!
Lady GaGa is getting the star treatment on Ellen.
The singer and actress stopped in for Thursday’s episode to talk about her new film A Star Is Born and play a rousing round of Burning Questions — and some of her answers caught us (and Ellen DeGeneres) by surprise.
When asked who her first celebrity crush was, Mother Monster revealed she had a thing for Adrien Brody. (If you think that’s weird, Ellen said hers was Michael Jackson.)
As for the first person GaGa kissed, the songstress said she smooched a boy from summer camp named Austin when she was 14 years old — to which Ellen quipped, “Wow, late.” Apparently, a star was a late bloomer.
Head over to ellentube to watch the game and check out more clips (below) to hear GaGa talk about working with Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born.
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Christine Blasey Ford’s Powerful Testimony: Celebrity Reactions
Most of America tuned in to see the first half of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.
His first sexual misconduct accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified about how he tried to rape her THEN was forced to undergo a strange cross-examination by a female prosecutor because the Republicans were too scared to ask her questions.
It was heartbreaking, infuriating, and inspiring all at once, and celebs on Twitter had so many thoughts.
Many were simply supportive of Dr. Ford:
Dr. Ford, I am in awe of your bravery.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 27, 2018
Deepest gratitude to you #DrChristineBlaseyFord You told us that you are “terrified” – but today you embody courage.
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) September 27, 2018
As Dr. Ford wraps up her historic testimony I’ll remember this day forever. And to all women and men who have experienced sexual assault my heart goes out to you. #IBelieveHer
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) September 27, 2018
Dr. Ford is what a true patriot actually looks like. She is willing to risk everything for the good of her country. True courage.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) September 27, 2018
Bravery. Dignity. Integrity. Thank you #DrChristineBlaseyFord for your courage today
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) September 27, 2018
It’s heartbreaking and infuriating that she has to do this, and incredible that she’s getting through it.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) September 27, 2018
I have witnessed well over 500 witnesses testify in court and in deposition over the course of my career. There is no question that Dr. Ford is credible. This nomination must be withdrawn immediately and an honest, moral individual should be nominated. America deserves better.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) September 27, 2018
As Dr. Ford stands up to confront one of the biggest fears women & survivors face – that they will be debased!+ disbelieved for telling the truth about the powerful – she is giving strength+solidarity to survivors everywhere.
This is what heroism looks like.
Thank you, Dr. Ford. https://t.co/I5RuPV2k9d
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) September 27, 2018
Dr. Ford's description of the chemical foundation of traumatic memory is so central to all of this: the asymmetry of memory for the victim and the perpetrator. One never forgets and the other might not even remember.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 27, 2018
Some were mostly angry, for a number of reasons:
Today's hearing reminds us that to really tell a woman's story, one must begin with a 15-minute preamble from an elderly man about why her story is suspicious. #KavanaughHearings
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) September 27, 2018
Rachel Mitchell said she's not going to ask about the actual assault out of sensitivity to Dr. Ford…that's bullshit. She doesn't want to ask about the actual assault cause they know Dr. Ford is credible. Instead she's asking about fear of flying.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 27, 2018
Me: **sits Black self down Blackly at Black ass desk enjoying own Blackness**
CNN: Dr. Ford is doing better than Anita Hill because she's more vulnerable.
Me: **walks into ocean never to return**
— amber ruffin (@ambermruffin) September 27, 2018
If you want to know why women don't come forward with allegations of sexual assault, watching a panel of Republican Senators hire a prosecutor to try and pick apart Ford's credibility on national television rather than launch an actual investigation offers a clue.
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) September 27, 2018
It’s not weird. It’s just like your selective “not cheating on my wife” thing. I’m also not a psychology professor! This is fun! https://t.co/2zBXBiEgVZ
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 27, 2018
I’m not a religious person but I do believe that Lindsay Graham, Orrin Hatch and Mitch McConnell are going to hell.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 27, 2018
I'm so thankful my 4 year old daughter doesn't understand any of this.
— Molly McNearney (@mollymcnearney) September 27, 2018
And Alyssa Milano, who was actually there…
The democrats looking Dr. Ford in the eye. The Republicans looking at their phones. pic.twitter.com/XRSFZ8FvUZ
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 27, 2018
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Cher Throws Shade At Madonna On ‘Ellen’ — Feud Back On!?
Do you believe in life after feuding with Madonna? Cher clearly doesn’t.
The 72-year-old pop star was playing 5 Second Rule on Monday’s episode of Ellen when it took her all but three seconds to shade her Madgesty.
After she was asked for three stars she’d like to duet with, the Believe singer quipped:
“Adele, Pink and not Madonna!”
The shade seemed innocent enough, but Cher does have a history of sharing her rather brutal opinions about the fellow music legend — like, calling Madonna “rude” and a “c**t” in a 1991 interview.
Whatever issues Cher had with Madonna seemed to cool off as of 2013, when she told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that their “thing” had ended and the two were “totally good.”
But that was five years ago. Now, we have to ask, was Cher really just playing around with her answer, or was some unresolved resentment bubbling to the surface? Was it Ellen DeGeneres’ plan all along to reignite the feud of the century? We can only hope.
Watch the video (below) and share your thoughts.
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‘Bachelor’ Colton Underwood Talks Virgin Fantasy Suite Plans & Meets His First 3 Ladies On ‘Ellen’!
Break out the roses and champagne!
Colton Underwood‘s journey as ABC‘s Bachelor has officially begun. But before we get to the Bachelor Mansion, wild limo entrances and drama, the 26-year-old stopped by The Ellen Show to chat about what he’s learned from his experiences on The Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise.
After grilling the former football player on what he’s looking for in his future wife, Ellen DeGeneres flat out asks the famed virgin how he feels about “Fantasy Suites” (which nine times out of 10 involves sex).
Watch (above) as Underwood explains what other, uh, unconventional things he plans to do with his one-one-one time. HINT: Ladies, bring your board games!
In the next clip (below), Ellen surprises the Indiana native with the first three bachelorettes who will be competing for his heart.
Watch as lucky ladies Sydney, Annie and Katie play a rapid-fire trivia game of “Know or Go” in front of a live studio audience with their potential husband watching. The winner — Annie — is the only one who actually gets to meet Colton up close and personal, and there are definitely sparks!
Missy Elliott Surprises Viral Star Mary Halsey AKA Her ‘Funky White Sister’ On ‘Ellen’!
After going viral with her karaoke performance of Missy Elliott‘s Work It, Internet sensation Mary Halsey appeared on Ellen DeGeneres‘ talk show where she was surprised by Missy herself! WATCH ABOVE!
On Thursday, the rapper — who previously championed her “funky white sister” on social media — wrote the following message on Twitter, calling Mary “one of the sweetest souls [she has] met.” So sweet!
No I wanted to cry to!😩 tears of joy & I thank @TheEllenShow for bringing #MaryHalsey & I together my “Funky White Sister”🤗❤️ Mary is one of the sweetest souls I met & Ellen will always be Blessed for making others dreams come true❤️ https://t.co/JcCEcTYDsm
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) September 13, 2018
Celebrities Take A Moment To Remember 9/11
It’s hard to believe it’s been 17 years since 9/11.
The stunning attack on our country and the heroism that followed it are still fresh in our minds.
The same is clearly true of many celebrities, who took to Twitter today to mourn, to feel, to remember.
See some of the strongest tributes (below):
We will always remember everyone we lost on 9/11, thank the first responders who keep us safe, and honor all who defend our country and the ideals that bind us together. There's nothing our resilience and resolve can’t overcome, and no act of terror can ever change who we are.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 11, 2018
In the wake of darker moments in our history, our spirit has become mightier. The bonds that unite us have become thicker.
Seventeen years after the 9/11 attacks, may we continue to live that legacy in our words and our deeds, every day. In America, we can overcome anything.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 11, 2018
17 years since September 11th!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2018
Today marks 17 years since 9/11. Remembering those lost and paying tribute to the brave men and women who came together on that day, and who fight for our freedom everyday. #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/VI92RYJGSQ
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) September 11, 2018
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 11, 2018
I had the privilege of growing up in NYC, as did my parents. These streets made me who I am and they continue to inspire me like no place else on the planet. NYC, I love you and I’m nothing without you. #NeverForget
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 11, 2018
17 years. Today and every day I remember the strength and courage of the heroes and first responders and the incredible unity of New York. Sending my love to anyone who lost anything that day. We will #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/TEZJ41Yrmo
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) September 11, 2018
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) September 11, 2018
— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) September 11, 2018
My back yard. 300 Moons ago. pic.twitter.com/xZ5wuqGsQt
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) September 11, 2018
NEVER FORGET 🇺🇸
Ejay Weiss – 9/11 Elegies pic.twitter.com/mf7ToDNc5f
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) September 11, 2018
On #September11th, I rushed to Sam’s school to make sure he was safe. Then I went to give blood but was turned away because so many had already donated.
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) September 11, 2018
— Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) September 11, 2018
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) September 11, 2018
Remembering those who perished on September 11, 2001, and their loved ones, who miss them still.
— Carole King (@Carole_King) September 11, 2018
— Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) September 11, 2018
— Luke Evans (@TheRealLukevans) September 11, 2018
Thinking of all who lost their loved ones on that terrible day. Thank you to the brave men & women who came together on #September11th & for those who fight for our freedom each & every day ❤️ 🇺🇸 #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/KJMpc6qLM6
— Giada De Laurentiis (@GDeLaurentiis) September 11, 2018
— Ember (@CourtneyStodden) September 11, 2018
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Drake Texted Heidi Klum After Her ‘Ellen’ Appearance, And She DIDN’T EVEN RESPOND!
Sorry, Drake. But in love and rap, timing is everything.
Heidi Klum returned to Ellen on Tuesday and ended up dropping a bomb!
The previous time she was on the show, she was single and played that ‘Who Would You Rather’ game — picking Drake over most other guys.
So Drake actually got her number and texted her!!! Unfortunately for him, he was too late — so she didn’t even respond!
Only Heidi, right??
See her tell the story about meeting the “love of her life” right before Drake’s text (below):
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