When it comes to planning your wedding, celebrities can offer a wealth of inspiration. After all, they've got more money/A-list connections than you could poke a bonbonniere at — so why not snoop how they celebrate their big day? Or more specifically, what they wear to celebrate their big day. While you may not have Vera Wang on speed dial like the Kardashians, you can certainly take wedding dress inspo from this round-up of our favourite designer-clad celebrity brides.
Jennifer Aniston will be co-hosting Ellen this week, and apparently she was a little nervous about the gig. So who does she turn to for advice? Her former Friend Matthew Perry! Watch Jen stop by Matthew's house for pointers (and Friends jokes), only to find a few exciting surprise visitors. Later in the show, Ellen puts Jen in the hot seat about whether or not she'd be up for an even bigger Friends reunion, and Portia de Rossi stops by to talk about Ellen's love for moving and real estate. The episode airs today, but watch the clip now!
The cast of Arrested Development were joined by their significant others and a few famous friends when they hosted the premiere of their series' new Netflix episodes in Hollywood yesterday. Portia de Rossi cuddled with wife Ellen DeGeneres on the orange carpet, and the duo chatted with Portia's co-stars at the event. Meanwhile, Jason Bateman brought his wife, Amanda Anka, to the bash, and David Cross posed with his spouse, Amber Tamblyn. Aubrey Plaza dropped by the premiere's after party and talked with friend and The To Do List co-star Alia Shawkat, who also posed alongside Michael Cera. One celebrity who wasn't at the premiere was John Krasinski, who will reportedly have a cameo in Arrested Development's upcoming episodes. No details have been revealed about John's guest appearance, but fans will be able to find out soon enough when all 15 episodes of the show hit Netflix on May 26.
Happy Easter, everyone! We may be in the middle of a long weekend now, but this week just past has been as busy as every for our favourite celebs both in Australia and abroad. Kicking off the week with the Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles, we were treated to cute pictures of celebrities kicking up their heels, and cooing over baby bumps — like Selena Gomez and Katy Perry getting hands-on with fellow singer Fergie's. Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth showed his daughter India some love while they took a walk together, and TV presenter Kylie Gillies knocked all the competition out of the water when she showed off her incredible figure at the Prix de Marie Claire Awards in Sydney. Oh, and then there was the small matter of Ellen being in the country. . .
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Ellen DeGeneres has left the country! After a whirlwind Australian tour that kicked off last Friday, the popular talk show host has boarded a plane from Melbourne to head back to LA, with her wife, Portia de Rossi, mother, Betty, and crew in tow. A recent bout of the flu meant Ellen’s trip Down Under, which was sponsored by Swisse Vitamins and Qantas, had to be cut short — her team reportedly cancelled a relaxing getaway in Queensland that had been booked for the tail-end of her trip — but in the five days she was here Ellen spread her infectious joy to thousands of people. She managed to tick off requisite touristy things like visiting Taronga Zoo and posing with Sydney’s landmarks, and also made some appearances of a more personal nature, like dropping by Portia’s old school in Melbourne.
Ellen has always had a huge fan base in Australia and this past week she returned the love, even hinting at the possibility we could see her here on a permanent basis — but that’s way off in the future. Click through to see the highlights of Ellen’s Australian trip.
Melbourne looks to have been just as excited about Ellen DeGeneres coming to visit as Sydney was, with Swisse throwing the talk show host a black tie gala last night at the Grand Hyatt hotel. Local celebrities were keen to impress Ellen and her Aussie expat wife Portia de Rossi, donning floor length gowns and tuxedos for the star-spangled event. Sonia Kruger was a lady in red thanks to local designer Arthur Galan, Rebecca Judd looked femme in a ruffled silk creation and Brynne Edelsten stood out in her red carpet go-to — sparkles! And the ladies of the hour? Understated elegance was their collective MO with Ellen opting for a beautifully cut grey trouser suit with super-white brogues and Portia looking chic in a two-toned sheath and two-strap heels. Step inside to see who-wore-what!
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi may have been in the country since Friday but they were officially welcomed to Australia with a black-tie gala that was held at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne last night. The event was supposed to be held a week earlier, but Ellen’s recent illness and postponed arrival meant the cocktail reception was pushed back — not that any of the 300 frocked up VIP guests, including Lisa Wilkinson, Magda Szubanski, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Cameron McGlinchey, Shane Jacobson, Brynne Edelsten, Rebecca Judd, and host Sonia Kruger, seemed to mind. When they couldn’t catch a moment with the woman of the moment, local celebs were content to mingle with the supporting players in Ellen’s life and popular show, such as her mother, Betty DeGeneres, and DJ, Tony Okungbowa.
The gala capped off a successful day in Melbourne for Ellen, and after an overwhelming turnout at her Birrarung Marr Park show earlier day, it’s no surprise that Ellen expressed her desire to possibly move to Australia in the future. She said, “I shouldn’t put it out there, but I can see us living here one day. Not for a while as I’ve got shows to do, but I can see it happening. This is the most incredible trip, I will never forget it.”
Ellen DeGeneres pulled off her second Australian show today at Melbourne’s Birrarung Marr Park. Thousands of her fans turned up to the location — more than at her Sydney show, which she acknowledged when she said, “You beat Sydney” — including school kids who took the day off to see the talk show queen. Ellen’s show was meant to kick off at 11 a.m. but she was held up and made it onto the custom-built stage around midday. She apologised to the crowd, saying, “Long story short, I was in a kangaroo pouch for about an hour.”
The show seemed to follow a similar format to the Sydney taping and even repeated one of the celebrity guests, Jessica Mauboy, who once again assisted with a musical game. Male underwear models took to the stage, stripping to a pair of striped Ellen-branded briefs, and Ellen also demonstrated her generosity again when she gave $10,000 to a viewer named Daniel, who has been diagnosed with leukaemia.
The large fan numbers meant about 1,500 missed out on a spot in the main area, which held about 3,500 people. To make sure their patience was rewarded, Ellen popped over to the second area to say hello. And while it seems the people of Australia have won Ellen’s heart, she didn’t hold back when expressing who her top Aussie is, saying, “I’d like to introduce you to my favourite Australian: my wife, Portia de Rossi,” when presenting her wife to the crowd.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi continued their tour of Melbourne yesterday when they made a stop at Portia’s old school, Melbourne Girls Grammar. They were there for about an hour filming segments for The Ellen Show. Even though the high profile couple paid a visit to Portia’s alma mater, her hometown of Geelong is off the agenda, which upset locals. A spokesperson said, “Due to the shortened trip, Ellen and Portia are unable to travel to Geelong. Geelong will be represented in the show's Melbourne event.”
Yesterday Ellen also visited the Swisse Vitamins offices — the supplements brand is the reason she’s out here in the first place — and taped an interview with Richard Wilkins that aired on Today this morning. Ellen’s Sydney show on Saturday was a success and she’s expecting a repeat in Melbourne today — it takes place at 11 a.m. at Birrarung Marr Park and fans have been advised to “dress up as your best grafitti art” if they want a chance of winning cash.