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'Bethenny' talk show premiere: Gratitude, girl power, and man-gazing galore

For a Skinnygirl, Bethenny Frankel’s media diet is sure reaching unhealthy proportions.

The Real Housewives of New York breakout star, who was also a runner-up on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, had her own Bravo spin-off called Bethenny Ever After, pens a book series, and sells both a wildly successful liquor line and a nutrition linephew! It’s brisk business trying to keep up with this reality Renaissance woman. And today, Frankel’s newest venture — a talk show called Bethenny – premiered after a six-week test run on six Fox affiliates during the summer of 2012. Ellen Degeneres, a huge fun of the acid-tongued reality star, serves as executive producer of the show.

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Simon Cowell talks to Ellen about being a dad: 'I'm actually happier than I've ever been' -- VIDEO

The circumstances of Simon Cowell becoming a dad were a tabloid editor’s dream, but now that the dust has settled, the X Factor and American Idol mastermind told Ellen DeGeneres: “I’m actually happier than I’ve ever been.”

News broke at the end of July that Lauren Silverman, the still-married wife of one of Cowell’s friends, was pregnant with the reality-TV judge’s child. In an interview that will air on Tuesday’s Ellen, Cowell told DeGeneres how he reacted when he got the news.

“Oh my god, it’s exciting, and [also] this is going to be a bit of a nightmare now for the next few weeks,” he said, later adding, “I can’t blame the media, because it was a really juicy story. But there was a lot of stuff that was said about [Silverman] — that she trapped me and that she’s a gold digger — and it’s absolute nonsense. She’s a great girl.”

Check out a three-minute sneak peek of the interview before Tuesday’s show:
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Oprah snags top spot on Forbes Celebrity 100

After losing out on the No. 1 spot in 2012, Oprah is once again sitting on top of the Celebrity 100 throne. In my dreams, Oprah is currently lip-synching and dancing along to Yeezy’s “I Am a God” in one of her massive mansions.

In the annual Forbes ranking, pop sensation Lady Gaga came in at No. 2 while direcor Steven Spielberg and singers Beyonce Knowles and Madonna finished in the top five. READ FULL STORY

'Friends' reunion alert! Matthew Perry has some advice for Jennifer Aniston -- VIDEO

Jennifer Aniston appears on today’s episode of Ellen, but not just as a guest — she’s co-hosting the show. Naturally, this gig carries more pressure than a simple guest appearance… which is why Aniston thought it’d be a good idea to stop by her old Friend Matthew Perry’s house and ask him for advice, since he recently co-hosted alongside DeGeneres himself. (Jen: “You’ve got to give me something to go on!” Matthew: “Don’t say Go On.”)

Unfortunately, the rap session doesn’t go completely as planned. It turns out Aniston and Perry haven’t really stayed in touch since Friends went off the air in 2004… and things get even more awkward when Rachel Jen realizes that Chandler Matthew is sleeping with another one of their former co-stars. (Cue “The One Where Everybody Finds Out.”) Thank you, Ellen DeGeneres — by making this video possible, you’ve done us a great national service.

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Ellen DeGeneres congratulates Jason Collins: 'Be proud of who you are' -- VIDEO

Ellen DeGeneres knows what it’s like to come out in the public eye, which is why she had a few congratulatory words for Washington Wizards basketball player Jason Collins, who just yesterday came out as the first pro athlete in a U.S. team sport to be openly gay.

In the opening monologue for her daytime talk show, DeGeneres talks about how “very brave” Collins is, and in her typical fashion, adds in a few jokes. “He’s seven-feet tall so when he came out of the closet, he had to duck,” DeGeneres said.

She went on to “applaud” the player and offer him a congratulatory hug. “I would high-five you, but I don’t think I could reach you. But when I see you, I’m going to hug your knees so hard.”

But in all seriousness (with a little humor thrown in), DeGeneres added, “You’re an incredible role model. Because of you, there is a little boy playing basketball right now who knows that he can be who he is and play the sport that he loves. Now that little boy’s only obstacle is that he’s going to be 5’4″ and terrible at basketball, but you’ve done your part so…”

DeGeneres wrapped things up with one final sentiment, telling viewers to “be proud of who you are.”

“If you’re gay, it shouldn’t stop you from being anything you want to be, whether it’s a Washington Wizard or a regular wizard,” she said. “So thank you, Jason. You did an incredible thing, most importantly for yourself but also for your sport and for everyone, and I dedicate this dance right here to you.”

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Ellen DeGeneres faces her 'SNL' impersonator, Kate McKinnon, and it's awesome -- VIDEO

Kate McKinnon’s perfect impression of Ellen DeGeneres has been a major highlight of this season of Saturday Night Live. So, when McKinnon stopped by Ellen, DeGeneres couldn’t pass up the opportunity to meet her doppelganger.  Ellen handed McKinnon a new outfit and had her come back out in character.

”I will treasure this forever!” McKinnon gushed as she hurried offstage to put on her Ellen costume. When she returned later, the audience was treated to dancing (McKinnon can really get down) and chair squirming.

”I’m vegan… I’m just kidding. I’m Ellen,” McKinnon joked to huge applause. Our only question is: why did they give McKinnon jeans with a huge hole in them?

Watch the whole thing below:

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Ellen DeGeneres, Anderson Cooper, and Frank Ocean make annual OUT Power 50 list

Apple CEO Tim Cook leads OUT Magazine‘s 7th annual list of the 50 most powerful gay men and women in America. Each year, OUT ranks the perceived power and prestige of entertainers, business leaders, politicians, and activists to determine the most influential people in the LGBT community.

Cook is followed by talk show titan Ellen DeGeneres, who holds onto the No. 2 spot for the second year in a row. Glee, American Horror Story, and The New Normal creator Ryan Murphy moves up into third place with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow at No. 4.

This year marks the first time Anderson Cooper is out publicly for his appearance on the list — he’s No. 5 — though he has been included in years past. OUT‘s decision to include power players that are not publicly open about their sexuality has been somewhat controversial and continues this year with FOX News anchor Shepard Smith, who ranks at No. 8, and Matt Drudge (No. 21).

Frank Ocean, who opened up about his bisexuality last year ahead of the release of his Grammy-winning Channel Orange, rounds out the top ten.

Neil Patrick Harris, Bravo exec Andy Cohen, fashion designers Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, Suze Orman, Jane Lynch, X-Men director Bryan Singer, Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, and RuPaul also appear on the list.

Visit OUT for the complete top 50.

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Ellen DeGeneres discusses the Boy Scouts — VIDEO

Ellen DeGeneres discusses the Boy Scouts -- VIDEO

The Boy Scouts of America has decided to postpone its decision about reconsidering its ban on gay members for three months … and Ellen DeGeneres has a thing or two to say about it.

In her monologue, DeGeneres discussed the situation with her usual flair. As she put it, “They won’t let their members be gay, or openly gay anyway, but they’re letting them wear neckerchiefs and green short shorts?” READ FULL STORY

Bradley Cooper reveals his 'five nipples' to Ellen -- VIDEO

On the twelfth day of Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways, my true love Bradley Cooper revealed to me … his nipples.

The Silver Linings Playbook star stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday for show and tell. Last year’s Sexiest Man Alive revealed a few un-sexy traits — “five nipples” to be exact. That’s right, Cooper, who might be nabbin’ an Oscar come February, has three extra nubbins! It looks like Chandler Bing has some competition.

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Ellen responds to 'SNL' spoof: 'I didn't like it. Just kidding, I like everything!' -- VIDEO

Ten points for self-awareness! Ellen DeGeneres was predictably gracious earlier this week when she addressed Saturday Night Live‘s recent spoof of her show, complimenting her impersonator Kate McKinnon and even imitating McKinnon’s imitation: “I didn’t like it. I’m just kidding, I’m Ellen! I like everything!” It’s nice-ception! Then again, it’s not like there was much in that sketch that DeGeneres could object to; “Ellen is genial and dances a lot” isn’t exactly incendiary.

Ellen also discussed the SNL bit with two of her guests, pint-sized Nicki Minaj fan Sophia Grace and her “hype girl” Rosie — both of whom were also lampooned on the sketch show. Hammy Sophia said that she thought Saturday Night Live‘s sendup of her was “brilliant,” though it would have been even “bettah” — don’t you love kids with British accents? — if impressionists Nasim Pedrad and Vanessa Bayer had shrunk a little. And for once, reticent Rosie had something to add to the conversation: “If she [Pedrad] wants to get like me, she should get more dahnces.”

Watch the videos below to get your daily dose of good vibes, though the second is kind of a cute overload.

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