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Justin Bieber Sells Hair Online For $40K

Justin Bieber Hair Given To Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres put Justin Biebers famous hair up for auction on eBay and part of his famous “do” brought in more than $40,000.

A company wagers $40,688 for a lock of his hair which has changed recently due to a new haircut.

After changing his hair Justin Bieber lost 80,000 Twitter followers (yes some Bieber followers are really really petty) before donating his hair to Ellen during a taping of the Ellen DeGeneres show.

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Justin Bieber Donates Hair To Ellen Degeneres For Charity Auction

Justin Bieber On Ellen DeGeneres Show

Ellen Degeneres tweeted that she would love a lock of Justin Bieber’s recently cut hair so she could use it to raise money for charity. Apparently Bieber heard her pleas, appearing on her talk show with a box holding some of his famous locks.

Bieber told Ellen:

“Yes, it’s really my hair,” while adding that he’s giving away “pieces” of his hair to various friends so they can auction it off for charities.

Along with his hair, Bieber signed the glass box containing his hair before handing it over to Ellen.  Money from his hair will go to benefit Gentle Barn, an organization that trains therapy animals for children in need.

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Intruder Arrested Outside Ellen DeGeneres’ Home

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

A scary moment occurred this week for TV star Ellen DeGeneres and partner Portia de Rossi when a female intruder was arrested while roaming the couples property.

According to TMZ, the intruder never actually ran into the couple thanks to the security force they have at their home.

Apparently the couple use a 24-hour security team to protect their home, a rep told TMZ:

“The property is protected by a 24-hour security team that detected and detained the intruder until she was turned over to the custody of Beverly Hills police officers, who arrested her.”

I guess an intruder is better than a stalker.


Ellen DeGeneres Dresses As Snooki’s Pouf For Halloween [Pic]

Ellen DeGeneres - Snooki's Pouf

Ellen DeGeneres got into the Halloween spirit on Friday when she showed up on her show wearing her Jersey Shore costume.

No Ellen wasn’t dressed as one of the reality TV stars from the show, instead she was Snooki’s Pouf and yes we are referring to the top piece of hair on Nicole’s head.

On the show Ellen said:

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Greyson Chance Premieres “Waiting Outside The Lines” On Ellen DeGeneres Show

Greyson Chance

Ellen Degeneres had Greyson Chance on her show again today, this time to debut the first single from his new album. The song is titled Waiting Outside The Lines.

Several months ago Ellen announced that she was launching her own record label ElevenEleven Records after being inspired by Greyson’s cover of Lady Gaga’s hit song poker face.

Here’s the Waiting Outside The Lines premiere:

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Randy Jackson Was Spared To Keep Original “Connection” To American Idol

American Idol - Randy Jackson is reporting that Randy Jackson was kept on the hit reality TV show American Idol so viewers would still have an “original connection” to the show, apparently Ryan Seacrest doesn’t count!

Earlier this week it was announced that Kara DioGuardi was fired from the show, while Ellen DeGeneres chose to leave the show over time commitments and the fact that she didn’t like having to give negative criticism.

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Generous Ellen DeGeneres Takes a Chance on Greyson Chance

So Ellen DeGeneres likes this 12 year-old kid Greyson Chance so much that she started her own record label and signed him on. Greyson is the young lad who covered Lady Gaga’s song Paparazzi — doing both piano and vocals. He even got a call from Ms Gaga herself while he was on Ellen’s show recently.

This kid is really talented, both as a singer and a pianist, and the young girls are already swooning over him. But what’s going to happen when his voice finally breaks in a couple of years (I think it’s already starting)? Still, if he maintains the vocal strength he already has and sticks to his vocal range, he’s going to have a long career ahead of him. Just watch a couple of his other videos and you can see his talent at work.

So kudos to Ellen for giving Grayson a leg up, and for already giving him a $10K check. What a generous gesture, putting your money where your mouth is to promote young talent. Bravo. Not sure if any other talk show host has ever done that. I guess it also doesn’t hurt that Madonna’s manager is one of the people representing him, and that Grayson’s video on YouTube has received nearly 21M views, so it’s already viral and Ellen has a marketing engine already in place.

Here’s the original video of Grayson performing at a 6th grade festival


Oh So That’s Why Simon Cowell’s a Jerk

Let’s face it. If you or I acted in real life like Simon Cowell does on TV, we’d probably get punched in the face, not get paid mega-millions like he gets. Oh wait, I do act like him, and I even get paid for it — though nowhere nearly as much as he does. But here’s a surprise (yeah, like people as intelligent as you and I didn’t know this already): Simon suffers from depression. Has so for a very long time, depending on whom you believe (what, you don’t trust me?). No, say it ain’t so! Good old cheerful Simon? Who would have guessed? He always seems so happy about life and friendly to boot.

Gee I hope my sarcasm isn’t lost on you. Cowell probably isn’t the only celeb to suffer from depression. My fairly extensive experience in interacting with creative types suggests that they have a lot of self-doubt, so I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot more celebs suffer from depression as well. But they don’t go around acting like a-holes, making people feel like crap, and getting paid for it. Oh wait, they often do. Ok, never mind. Oh, and whadda ya want bet that good old cheerful, kind Dr. Phil suffers similar ailments?

Anyway, as for the suggestion that Simon is bored by American Idol, are you really truly surprised? I mean, there really are a lot untalented people on the show. It hurts my brain to watch a single episode, at least during the beginning of any given season. In fact, all my sarcasm aside, this is probably why Simon is such a jerk to so many American Idol hopefuls. Apparently he was pretty blunt to Oprah about being bored and leaving American Idol. His replacement hasn’t been named yet and doesn’t want to be replaced with another Ellen (the suggestion being she doesn’t know much about music).


Idol’s 9th Life Takes New Twists

America’s number one TV show, American Idol began its ninth season last Tuesday, and three notable changes have gotten everyone talking.

1. Paula’s out. She left the show before the ninth season began, sighting “contract negotiation problems.” Let me refer to that old saying, “You never really know what you got ‘til it’s gone” or something like that. We miss Paula Abdul’s good-hearted opinions and unintentional comic relief that Kara DioGuardi could never provide.

2. Ellen’s in. The talk show host is the official replacement of Paula, and although she has no background whatsoever in music (except maybe for her regular dance routines on her talk show), Ellen Degeneres promises to give “a layman’s point of view to the show.” It was disappointing though that she wasn’t part of the panel of judges during the initial audition rounds. Instead, guest judges such as Mary J. Blige, Shania Twain, Victoria Beckham, Neil Patrick Harris, Kristin Chenoweth, Joe Jonas, and Katy Perry took the fourth seat.

3. Simon’s leaving. Yes, the infamous AI judge is taking a bow after this season to focus on the American version of X-Factor. Simon Cowell created the popular talent show for Britain, and now he’s taking it to the US. Simon will be busy producing and judging X-Factor for Fox in 2011. “I wanted to do something different,” he said. “I wanted a new challenge.” Will AI ever find a suitable replacement for the brutally honest judge? I doubt it. Other copycat reality talent shows have tried and failed.

AI fans, what do you think about Simon’s plans of ditching the show? Are you looking forward to Ellen as the new Paula?


Ellen: I’m Going To Be A Good Judge

Ellen Degeneres has spoken out in defense of herself. Lots of people have been saying that she is not exactly qualified to be a judge on American Idol, but the spunky talk show host said that she has always been judged, so she knows what it’s like. For what it’s worth, I think she’ll do a great job.


Paula Makes Fun Of Ellen

Paula Abdul hosted the recent VH1 Divas and surprised everyone by poking fun at Ellen, her replacement on American Idol. She had this signature Ellen get up – blonde wig and jeans – and did an impersonation. Ellen tweeted that she doesn’t mind at all. Why would she? She’s the one who has the job, right?

Ellen DeGeneres
I think ecstatic is the word that she used. After the news that Ellen is going to replace Paula Abdul on American Idol got out, the current sole female judge of the show expressed her sentiments on the turn of events. I wonder how they will get along?


Her shirt says she loves someone else, but Rosie O’Donnell predicts a rosy future for Ellen Degeneres as an American Idol judge (no pun intended). She said that Ellen would be much better than Paula, who “was often incoherent.” Well she’s right about the incoherent part, but that was also Paula’s charm, wasn’t it?


Seems like Paula Abdul will really not be returning to American Idol. On Wednesday, Fox made an announcement regarding her “permanent” replacement: talk show host Ellen Degeneres. Simon Fuller is excited about it, and so is Ellen. Some critics say she is the wrong choice, I think she’ll do wonderfully. What do you think?


Did she just say that?


Ellen Degeneres. You gotta love her.

The comedian sent Heidi Klum (and America) giggling hysterically during a cooking segment on her show.

“I don’t know much about balls,” she said.


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