The say-anything funnyman is back again to host the Golden Globes, and he dropped by to tell Ellen how he's preparing for the big night!
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Ricky Gervais is getting ready to host the Golden Globes for the third time -- despite saying he'd never take that stage again.
"What made you change your mind?" asked Ellen in an episode airing Thursday, January 12. "You said you weren't going to do it again. You said, for sure you wouldn't do it and now you're doing it."
"The reason I said yes the first time, I was very flattered. It was a huge global audience for a comedian. I like writing jokes. That's what I do," Ricky explained. "The reason I did it the second time, was I thought I could improve on the first. Which I think I did. I wasn't going to do it again, but there were loads of people in the press saying I'd never be invited back and that's why I said yes."
Was he shocked over the criticism he received after his first and second hosting gigs? Ricky said, "I knew what I was doing. It's the same as standup. I know where the gasp is going to come. I know when the laughs are going to come... I knew all that. IRead More »from Ricky Gervais on Hosting the Golden Globes Again
Everyone's talking about Beyonce and Jay-Z's new baby, Blue Ivy! Ellen congratulated the couple and decided it was time to reveal how celebrities come up with such interesting names for their children... by creating a baby name for her and Portia!
The always entertaining Kirstie Alley sat down with Ellen to fill her in on the interesting new details of her love life... specifically, the new type of guy she's interested in dating!
Hero Deputy Visits Ellen, Talks L.A. Arsonist
The hero L.A. Reserve Deputy who caught the man suspected in a string of terrifying arson fires opened up to Ellen about his headline-making traffic stop.
A beaming Shervin Lalezary told Ellen, "Honestly, I feel relieved. What the suspect was doing... he was terrorizing the community. During the course of the day, we talked to a lot of the citizens of West Hollywood who were really on edge. Any person that they saw around the carport was suspicious, calling 911 and calling us, [saying] 'Hey, it might be him.' I have a lot of friends and family in the area and they were definitely on heightened alert as well."
He continued, "And for my partners out there who were staying late every night, and the men and women of the fire department staying late every night, running into these homes -- basically to be sure that everyone was okay and saving lives... the fact that we can just go back to life as normal a little bit. It's just a big relief."
Ellen responded, "To the fireRead More »from Hero Deputy Visits Ellen, Talks L.A. Arsonist
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Kirstie Alley with Ellen
Kirstie Alley is dancing up a storm on TV -- and looking for love. She's been busy dating, and told Ellen all about her interesting love life.
"I will choose my own guy to go out with, and I choose psychos, players," joked Kirstie. Ellen offered her own dating advice, saying, "Whatever you're attracted to -- go to the opposite of that. Like if they're --"
"Ugly men?" said Kirstie.
"No," said Ellen.
"I'm thinking ugly men might be the solution, Ellen, seriously!" she laughed, adding, "If you're ugly give me a call."
On turning 61 and what she wants for her birthday, Kirstie said, "For my birthday I want an Aston Martin and a tattoo," said Kirstie." If some guy will buy me an Aston Martin, I don't care if he's ugly. I don't care if he is a serial killer. Seriously, if he comes up with a car, I'm his. So I want that and I want a tattoo."
"You want a new Aston Martin or a vintage Aston Martin?" asked Ellen.
"I think I want new. If I was offered a vintage IRead More »from Kirstie Talks Dating, Gets a Permanent Tattoo on TV!
ellen with snooki and j wow
The girls of "Jersey Shore" joined Ellen to chat about everything from booze to boys -- though Snooki is cutting back on her favorite vice.
"Yeah, when I was 21 and I didn't really care, I would go out like every single weekend and just go crazy," said Snooki. "Now that I have a boyfriend and I'm in love and I'm 24, I only have a couple of glasses of wine once a week."
"A couple of glasses of wine once a week?" asked Ellen.
"I drink like two Pinots once a week and I'm good… I'm 24 now. So it's kind of like I've matured. I still know how to throw down a couple of shots… I prefer to take it easy," she said.
Ellen joked, "Well, because you're 24. You're mature now."
As for Mike "The Situation"? Things are not going well.
"Well, you see in Italy he makes up rumors," said Snooki. "He hasn't really done it to me before, so the fact that he did it to me and yeah, no, we're like really good friends. I was kind of hurt by it and disappointed."
"So you're not gettingRead More »from The Ladies of 'Jersey Shore' talk booze and boys
When Justin heard about Whitney Elementary, he knew he wanted to get involved. The superstar with the giant heart was here to show Ellen what happened when he visited the school and gave a special concert for the kids.
While she was waiting to tape a segment of her show, Ellen answered some questions from the audience. She told them who she admires, and revealed the happiest day of her life!
Ellen loves to prank her guests right before she gives them prizes during the 12 Days of Giveaways. Here is a montage of the best fakeouts from this year's 12 Days of Giveaway shows!