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"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" gets back in the New York groove for season five when the show hosts its premiere episodes on Tuesday, September 4th and Wednesday, September 5th from New York''s The Allen Room, Fredrick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The show will premiere in New York at a new 11 a.m. time period on WNBC following the fourth hour of "Today." The show also returns with the honor of being the only talk show in Daytime Emmy history to win four consecutive awards for Outstanding Talk Show in its first four seasons. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has now earned an impressive 21 Daytime Emmy Awards since its inception in 2003.
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres continues to deliver uplifting, inspiring and hilarious experiences to viewers and was recently awarded the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for the third year in a row. Ellen has had an amazing year, both on and off the set of her own successful show, with other high profile television appearances including hosting duties for the 79th Academy Awards and "American Idol''s" "Idol Gives Back" special. Ellen''s talent, warmth and insight have earned her recognition as a global entertainer and household name. Through her show, she is able to bring her humor, personal warmth, insight and talent for tackling topical issues and in-depth interviews into viewers'' lives on a daily basis with her distinctive style touching every aspect of the show.
Season five brings even more celebrity star power including Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld making his first appearance on the show, Academy Award-winner Reese Witherspoon, Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal, Denis Leary, Victoria Beckham, Jessica Alba and many more. Ellen will also welcome other presidential candidates leading up to the up to the election. Additionally, Ellen will tackle even more topical discussions of the day, allowing viewers to connect with the world through Ellen''s perspective on an ever-widening range of issues.
This season Ellen will welcome radio personality Stryker to the show as her new DJ. Ted Stryker will make his debut as the DJ on the fifth season of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Tuesday, September 4th. Each weekday, Stryker can be seen dancing with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and chatting with her about everything from pop culture to current events. Stryker is a well-known Los Angeles-based radio personality and DJ. Since 1999, fans have heard him announce song titles, discuss artists and interview celebrities at the legendary rock station 106.7 The World Famous KROQ-FM in Los Angeles. Stryker also serves as host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show Loveline with Dr. Drew Pinksy.
Ellen is also jumping online this season with a fresh new way to keep viewers up to date with a daily "vlog" on ellentv.com. Viewers can log on and see Ellen chatting about anything from the day''s top headlines to her newest dance moves. Season five also brings a big birthday for the talk show host. Ellen will celebrate a milestone birthday as she turns 50. The birthday celebration will take place throughout the season, leading up to an unforgettable birthday bash in January 2008.
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" will continue to engage viewers this season when the show teams up with AOL to create an innovative online program that invites Americans to share photos, videos, and stories about the entertaining people, places and events in their lives. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" will select stories about viewers'' hometowns to feature on a recurring segment, "Wish You Were Here." Ellen is looking for everything from little towns with big hearts, big cities with small miracles and whatever American cities have to offer.
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is the daytime destination for laughter and fun. Bringing a refreshing perspective to daytime television, Ellen''s engaging personality and unique take on everyday life invites a relaxed and candid environment and allowing her guests to engage in entertaining and thoughtful discussions on topical issues of the day. The environment also often leads to moments of unpredictable fun that reflect celebrities "in the moment," saying and doing things viewers won''t experience anywhere else. When Hollywood''s A-list and Ellen get together, anything can happen—from eating crickets with Salma Hayek; to breaking a bottle over Sandra Bullock''s head; to skiing with Rob Lowe; to teeing off with Tiger Woods.
The syndicated daytime talker has been embraced by viewers and critics, as well as the entire entertainment community, by adding six more Daytime Emmys to its list of achievements, including awards for Outstanding Talk Show, Outstanding Talk Show Host, Outstanding Special Class Writing and Outstanding Directing in A Talk Show, totaling 21 Daytime Emmy Awards during its four seasons. Additionally, in 2005 and 2006 the show won the Johnny Carson Producers of the Year Award in Variety Television from the Producers Guild.
Ellen was most recently voted number one in Oxygen''s "50 Funniest Woman Alive" special in the company of such comedic legends as Carol Burnett and Lily Tomlin. Ellen has also been included in Time Magazine''s 100 most influential people and was also voted "Favorite TV Host" in a Time Magazine poll, up against such competition as Oprah Winfrey, Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa and Meredith Vieira.
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has received acclaim for several recent segments that put a spotlight on the host''s compassion and humanitarian efforts. During the past seasons, Ellen has welcomed everyday heroes such as New York''s subway superman, Wesley Autrey and 18- year-old Michael Santangelo of Long Island, New York who both shared their courageous stories of risking their own lives to save the lives of strangers. Ellen continues to make a strong effort to bring awareness to the people of her hometown of New Orleans that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has raised close to 10 million dollars to improve the lives of New Orleans residents. The show has also brought awareness to causes such as global warming with a special "Green Show" and interviewing former Vice President Al Gore about his Oscar-winning documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth." In addition, the show continued its annual "Toys for Tots" drive which has raised funds and awareness to the cause over the past four seasons. Ellen also hosted "American Idol''s" very successful "Idol Gives Back" special that raised money for Africa and the US. In addition to hosting the special, along with Telepictures Productions and Warner Bros., donated $25,000 to the cause. The show will continue to promote awareness for these causes and others throughout the new season as it continues to make a difference.
The show features a diverse mix of celebrity interviews, musical performers, audience participation, and segments spotlighting everyday people with extraordinary stories and talents. From former President Bill Clinton to a rare daytime television interview with Oprah Winfrey, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" continues to be a destination for television, film and music''s biggest stars. Guests have included, Denzel Washington, Demi Moore, Patrick Dempsey, Lindsay Lohan, Ben Affleck, Cameron Diaz, Michelle Pfeiffer, Will Ferrell, Robin Williams just to name a few.
In addition to celebrity interviews, the show includes chart-topping musical performers and breaking new acts. The show features an eclectic catalogue of performances including music legends such as Madonna, Paul McCartney, Prince, Rod Stewart and Sir Elton John, to pop superstars, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani and Mariah Carey, to the smooth R&B and hip-hop sounds of Kanye West, Usher and Mary J. Blige, to country''s finest, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney. Ellen has also drawn from her own cutting-edge musical tastes to offer national exposure for hot emerging talents including hip-hop fusion band Gym Class Heroes, London pop-singer Lily Allen and K.T. Tunstall.
Ellen continues to surprise audiences with special groundbreaking episodes including a daytime television first, "Show on a Plane," where the entire production, including the studio audience was shot during a cross-country flight from Los Angeles to New York. Ellen also gave her audience a sneak-peek into her hosting duties of the 79th Academy Awards just hours after when the show went live with a special "Live Post Oscar Show." The show continued its annual "Show in the Park" outdoor episode held at Johnny Carson Park in Burbank, CA. Attended by over 5,000 audience members and featured a high-octane concert by Grammy-award winning artist Kelly Clarkson.
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" also hit the road with visits to New York''s Central Park with exclusive performances by pop superstars Justin Timberlake and Beyoncè and was attended by over 10,000 audience members. Ellen also hosted Thanksgiving week from New York City with a very special episode from the legendary The Ed Sullivan Theater – home of "The Late Show with David Letterman" and from New York''s The Allen Room, Fredrick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, overlooking Central Park. Throughout the week Ellen was joined by former President Bill Clinton, Jon Bon Jovi and Penelope Cruz. The show later flew south for some fun in the sun in Florida at Universal Orlando Resort where the multi-talented Jennifer Lopez heated up the park with an unforgettable performance.
During its freshman season, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" ranked at the top of critics'' lists, with People, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today and TV Guide; all citing the daytime talker as one of the best programs of 2003. Ellen continues to be featured in such publications as USA Today, Time, TV Guide, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, US Weekly and has been the cover subject in W Magazine, People, Parade, Life, Allure, Redbook, Ladies'' Home Journal and LA Magazine.
With more than two decades of experience as a stand-up comedian, actress, Emmy Award-winner, and host of major award shows, including the Grammys, Primetime Emmys and most recently the 79th Annual Academy Awards which under her stewardship, the 2007 telecast enjoyed the highest ratings in the Adult 18-34 demographic in five years. Ellen was recently nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her Oscar hosting duties for Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety or Music Program. Ellen has the proven comedic skills to connect with viewers with her relatable approach to daily life. In 2003, she added to her success with her starring role as "Dory" in the animated smash hit film "Finding Nemo," and the publication of her second best-selling book, "The Funny Thing Is..." Ellen has also won the People''s Choice Award three years in a row for Favorite Daytime Talk Show Host and Favorite Funny Female Star.
Originating from Los Angeles, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" airs in national syndication, including on the NBC Owned and Operated Television Stations Group. The series also airs daily clips of ELLEN On-the-Go onSprint phones.
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is produced by A Very Good Production and WAD Productions, Inc. in association with Telepictures Productions an industry leading and Emmy award winning producer of syndicated programming, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
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Published on: 2008-08-25 (17373 reads)
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