HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLEN DE GENERES
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Emmy-winning talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. Her father, insurance salesman Elliot De Generes and her mother, a real-estate agent, were divorced when she was 16 years old. Her mother remarried, and her new husband, salesman Roy Gruessendorf, moved the family (which included Ellen’s brother) to Atlanta, Texas.
After graduating from Atlanta High School in 1976, Ellen attended the University of New Orleans as a communication major, but she dropped out after one semester. She held a wide variety of jobs until she turned to stand-up comedy, making her bones at small clubs and coffeehouses before working her way up to emcee Clyde’s Comedy Club by 1981. Her comedy was described as a distaff version of Bob Newhart. Beginning in the early 1980s, she toured nationally and was named the funniest person in America after winning a competition sponsored by the cable network Showtime. This led to better gigs, including her first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) in 1986.
Though DeGeneres’s early forays into series television were not successful (she appeared as a supporting player in two short-lived TV situation comedies in the period 1989-92, Open House (1989) and Frau Doktor kommt (1992)), she scored a hit headlining her own 1994 sitcom on ABC “These Friends of Mine” (later renamed Ellen (1994) after its first season). She made TV history in April 1997 when her character, and DeGeneres herself personally, revealed that she was a lesbian. However, the show was canceled the following season due to declining ratings, after which DeGeneres returned to the stand-up circuit. In 2001, DeGeneres launched a new series, The Ellen Show (2001), on CBS, but it suffered from poor ratings and was canceled.
Redemption as a television artiste came in 2003, when DeGeneres’s daytime talk show, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) proved to be both a critical hit and a commercial success. Along with good ratings, the show has won unprecedented kudos from the industry, winning 15 Emmy Awards in its first three seasons on the air and becoming the first talk show in TV history to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show in its first three seasons.
DeGeneres has also made a name for herself as a host of awards shows. She hosted the Grammy Awards in 1996 and 1997, as well as the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2001 and 2005. In February 2007, she had the ultimate TV awards show gig, hosting the Oscars, which she hosted again in 2014.
– IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C. Hopwood
TV-Host & Journalist PRINCE MARIO-MAX SCHAUMBURG-LIPPE filming at 42nd People’s Choice Awards 2016
In a star studded Mega-Award-Ceremony Kate Hudson, Ellen DeGeneres, Johnny Depp and many more A-listers got honored at the Microsoft Theater in attendance of more then 7000 guests. The entire entertainment and artist elite was present and the broadcast went live on CBS. I had the honor to film for BNow! a new huge online TV-production and TV-syndication by Burda Intermedia, the leading people publishing group of europe with INStyle, Bunte and Playboy. Check it out and see Ellen, Hudson, Andre Soriano and Vincent de Paul in my interview, McCarthy and Sandra Bullock and fun background facts.
My brand new BNow! show is on and thanks Christian and Simone for the great editing:
On the Red Carpet it was fabulous to meet fellow artists I admire for their great work. Kate Hudson, whom I know from the American Cinemateque that I support and who is one of the most charming entertainers, Ellen DeGeneres who is THE most entertaining talk show host of America as she turned from being a comedian into her current hostess role. By the way our Astro TV Leichter Leben and Astro Royal hostess of my show Andrea Plewig is her amazing talented equivalent in Germany, Austrian and Swiss TV.
After a stunning speech against bullying by Ellen, Sandra Bullock was referring a lot to her son and we could tell she even misses him after being gone for a few hours to the award ceremony. She adopted a wonderful son and I talked to her german and told her about a new project and she is interested in that, yeah!
Amber Valetta who was in – Hitch The Date Doctor – with my buddy Ryan Cross made a great Award presentation and Katherine McNamara made a stunning appearance. Frankie Grande wore the most stunning light blue blazer and Jordan Smith – The Voice – sang amazing and we met later at one of the afterparties, a truly nice guy.
I attended two Afterparties, one at the Ritz Carlton Wolfgang Puck restaurant W24 that had amazing city views of Downtown LA, its on the 24th floor of an all glass high-rise, and then at the famous model hang out Katsuya, where I even got my favorite dish the crispy rice and spicy tuna. Oh what a night – not to miss – and 2017 I will be back on the Red Carpet of the People Choice Awards! And next year I will invite my Parents H.H. Prince Waldemar and H.H. Dr. Princess Antonia Schaumburg-Lippe to even bring in a princely touch heart emoticon
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PRINZ MARIO-MAX ZU SCHAUMBURG-LIPPE filmt bei den 42 PEOPLE CHOICE AWARDS neue Show!
Die People Choice Awards gelten mit ihrer 42 jährigen Geschichte und durch die Auswahl der Gewinner direkt durch die Fans, als beliebtester Preis bei den Stars. Ich war begeistert die immer so herzliche Kate Hudson wieder zu sehen, die ich von der American Cinemateque kenne wo ich ein Unterstützer bin. Mit Sandra Bullock habe ich mich auf Deutsch über ein neues Projekt unterhalten und Talk-Königin Ellen DeGeneres war ganz lieb und sehr persönlich, ihre Rede kam von Herzen und ein ganz toller Mensch. Sie erinnert mich immer an meine liebste deutsche Moderatorin Andrea Plewig mit der ich so gerne Astro Royal auf Astro TV meine Adels-News-Show mache bei der deutschen Top-Producerin Christina Czech-Arnold.
Spannend ist die Premiere des neuen Formats BNow! der Burda Mediengruppe, für welche ich einen Bericht vom People´s Choice Awards mit spannenden Interviews machte. Guckt mal rein unter dem Link – und danke an den tollen Schnitt an Christian und Simone –
Nach einer Super Award Ceremony mit Jason Derulo und allen tollen Stars bin ich dann noch zu zwei Afterparties gegangen. Eine bei Wolfgang Puck – dem Oscar Awards Koch – im Ritz Carlton mit einer Hammer-Aussicht vom 24.Stock und danach ins Katsuya wo mein Lieblingssänger Jordan Smith Hof hielt.
2017 bin ich wieder dabei, I love the People Choice Awards, und lade nächstes Jahr meine Eltern Prinz Waldemar und Prinzessin Antonia zu Schaumburg-Lippe ein, dann bekommt der Award sogar noch einen fürstlichen touch,
PRINZ MARIO-MAX SCHAUMBURG-LIPPE.