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Lada Gaga more powerful than Oprah Winfrey, says Forbes list

Forbes has released its annual list of The 100 Most Powerful Women, and while German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops it (Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is up three spots from last year to No. 2, while 2010’s No. 1, First Lady Michelle Obama, dropped to No. 8, and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann makes her debut at No. 22), the big news is that Lady Gaga, who fell from No. 7 to No. 11, now tops Oprah Winfrey, who slid from No. 3 to No. 14. The good news for Winfrey: She’s still above Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano (No. 15), Google SVP of Advertising Susan Wojcicki (No. 16), and Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez (No. 17).

A sample of others making the cut: READ FULL STORY

Could Bethenny Frankel be the next Oprah? (Ear muffs, Real Housewives. This one's gonna hurt.)

A story from The Hollywood Reporer today revealed that Bravo breakout star Bethenny Frankel is currently filming the pilot for an advice-based talk show. Neither Frankel’s rep nor the production company Telepictures (EllenLopez Tonight) would confirm or comment on talk of development. Though in a recent profile with THR, Frankel announced “I want to be on TV in a format where I can have a longer conversation with my fans rather than 140 characters on Twitter. It probably will be a talk show.”

Whether, like me, you teared up along with Frankel during the Bethenny Ever After season 2 finale or shake your fist at the sky over this acerbic woman’s sudden ubiquity, her success is a thing to marvel. READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga confesses to Ellen that sometimes she 'feels like a loser'

An international superstar who has a habit of wearing leather fetish outfits and matching floppy hat brims must be a paragon of confidence, right? Wrong! Even Lady Gaga feels insecure occasionally: “Do I feel like a loser sometimes? Yes, of course I do,” she says today during her appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show. Sounds like someone’s angling to segue into an impromptu performance of “Born This Way.”

We’ll be recapping the episode this afternoon on our Music Mix blog after it airs. In the meantime, get pumped by checking out the promo below. (Here’s hoping we actually do get to see Gaga wearing Ellen-esque jeans and sneakers sooner rather than later.) READ FULL STORY

Darren Criss makes Ellen DeGeneres an honorary Warbler

Darren Criss and his finely coiffed friends from Dalton Academy made the talk show rounds this week to promote the release of the Warblers very own album, Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers. The group stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show today to perform “Teenage Dream,” the song that first had us snapping along to their sweet voices. Afterwards Criss managed to charm the pants jacket off host Ellen DeGeneres, as the two talked about his recent road trip to Coachella with costars Chord Overstreet and Harry Shum Jr., his brother (Chuck Criss of Freelance Whales), and his accidental snub of Gwyneth Paltrow. A true gentleman, he capped things off by presenting his fellow blazer enthusiast with the ultimate sign of achievement: her very own Warbler jacket. Check out the performance, as well as Criss’ (shirtless) anti-Blaine look from the music festival, below:  READ FULL STORY

NeNe Leakes calls Star Jones 'bossy, manipulative, conniving, and I'm not even being funny'

Remember that episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta when NeNe Leakes was blowing her interview with Jermaine Dupri so she started making digs about Kim Zolciak’s age? That’s kind of the same impulse that seems to be driving her during her publicity blitz for Celebrity Apprentice. She just can’t stop grinding her heel into fellow contestant Star Jones. Perhaps because she knows full well that the promise of these digs is what keeps getting her ink or airtime. (Not the most noble way to make a name for oneself.) Today on The Ellen Degeneres Show, under her perpetual guise of just telling it like it is, she pronounced Jones “bossy, manipulative, conniving, and I’m not even being funny, I think that is real, I honestly think that is who she is.” You can check out the full clip below: READ FULL STORY

Jon Cryer plays Ellen DeGeneres' receptionist in sketch: 'I needed the work'

Take a look at that, eh? A different Two and a Half Men star has made a headline! After a week of nothing but Charlie, Charlie, Charlie, Jon Cryer (a.k.a. the one without warlock wings) has stepped into the spotlight, appearing in a sketch that will air on Thursday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show that pokes fun at his currently unemployment. (Following Charlie Sheen’s combative radio interviews, CBS shut down filming on the final eight episodes of the season.) In the sketch, Cryer plays DeGeneres’ new receptionist: “I needed the work,” he shrugs, shortly after DeGeneres applauds his work ethic by telling him, “You do the work of two and a half men!” Tune in today to find out if the two dance enthusiasts pas de deux to “Try a Little Tenderness.” Watch the clip after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Colin Firth surprises Ellen DeGeneres -- and puts underwear on his Oscar: Watch!

Colin Firth, who won the Best Actor Oscar for The King’s Speech, made a pit stop on his way to the airport Monday and surprised Ellen DeGeneres during her morning meeting. Watch the segment below, which airs on today’s show. You may recall that DeGeneres gave him a pair of formal underwear (think tuxedo design with carefully placed fringe) during a Valentine’s Day appearance on her show for him to wear to the Oscars. (She also gave him a pair in 2006 when he recounted a mortifying story about having to be rescued by his neighbors when all he was wearing was underwear and slippers.) He said he would have worn them, but they shrank in the wash. Fortunately, they were now small enough to fit his Oscar. DeGeneres couldn’t let him leave without announcing his arrival to the Warner Bros. lot with a megaphone.

Congratulations, Colin. You have now earned your own category on PopWatch. Popping by to thank us sometime might be nice. More than nice.
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Darren Criss talks about 'Glee' and sings about 'Finding Nemo 2'

Glee star Darren Criss is on Ellen today, where he talks about his role as Blaine, “coming out” as straight, being on the cover of EW, and his hopes for a Finding Nemo 2. Actually, he sings that last part. Prepare the swoon-o-meter, friends, because there will be swooning. READ FULL STORY

Ellen DeGeneres' birthday show: A hot kiss from Colin Farrell trumps a surprise visit from Julia Roberts -- Watch!

Ellen DeGeneres celebrated her 53rd birthday today with a show full of surprises — to her. In case you missed it, here are the highlights. Watch videos after the jump.

George, a nurse from Portland, Ore. who wanted to spend his birthday with Ellen, was flown to the show and not only gifted a pair of scrubs with Ellen’s face all over them — he got to be Julia Roberts’ mouthpiece as a blind-folded Ellen asked her first mystery guest questions to try to guess who it was. It was Roberts’ first appearance on the show, which DeGeneres joked was more exciting than John Jacobson, who’d been on moments earlier doing his Double Dream Hands routine. “Just barely,” Roberts joked. (Roberts also joked that she was happy she hadn’t worn khakis, and Ellen said that’s how she should have made her entrance  — among his backup dancers. Seriously. Yes.)  READ FULL STORY

Paula Abdul on 'Ellen': Simon is 'like a fungus'

Paula Abdul swung by Ellen today to shill for her new show Live to Dance, but the talk quickly shifted towards American Idol. Paula talked about trying to keep her season-finale return to Idol a secret from Simon Cowell, and how much she enjoyed his shocked reaction: “I always like making Simon cry.” Ellen prodded her fellow ex-Idol judge about her love/hate relationship with Cowell, which Paula summed up in these immortal words: “He’s like fungus, in the sense that he just sticks around for a long time, and then finally you just surrender to it.” Ellen: “You surrender to fungus?” Paula: “Yeah!” READ FULL STORY

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