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Ellen DeGeneres Pays Tribute to Late Father

It may be the job of Ellen DeGeneres to make people laugh on a daily basis, but the talk show host was sadly forced to turn serious on Thursday.

For the saddest of reasons:

Because her father passed away at the age of 92.

Ellen broke this news to her viewers in a moving tribute to her dad, Elliott, which followed a long talk with Oprah Winfrey about the fatal mudslides in their home town.

“In addition to what’s going on in Monetico, I lost my dad this week,” DeGeneres said, fighting back tears as she spoke.

“He was 92 years old.  He had a good, long life. And he lived his life exactly how he wanted. He was Christian science his entire life. He never had medicine his whole life.

"He never went to a doctor. We never had a vaccination. We never had medicine growing up and he lived to be 92.”

Continued the comedian:

"He was very proud of me. He loved this show. He was a kind man, very accepting man.

"There was not one bone of judgment in his body. He was very funny … Before he passed away I got to talk to him, so I got to say goodbye to him.”

We don't know the exact cause of death in this case.

But the man was 92 years old.

As you can see immediately above and below, Ellen also paid tribute to her father on Twitter yesterday.

"It wasn't unexpected," Ellen added on Instagram.

"I was able to say goodbye. When I was a kid, my dad took us on one vacation to Warner Bros. Studios. He loved this business. He loved that I was in it.

"When he died, I saw this rainbow over the stage they named for me."

Previously, Ellen has said the following to Winfrey:

"So many times over the past 15 years, people have come up to me and say to me that when they're going through a tough time this show gets them through it.

"Today, I need you because there's a lot going on in my life right now."

Our thoughts are with Ellen's family at this time.

Watch her tribute below:

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Ellen DeGeneres Slams Eric Trump for Suggesting She’s Part of ‘Deep State’

Ellen DeGeneres skewered Eric Trump for insinuating she’s part of a cabal to undermine his dad. Ellen’s reacting to E.T.’s tweet, in which he suggests the “who to follow” feature of Twitter is somehow part of the “Deep State,” and he singles out…

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Ellen DeGeneres Slams Eric Trump for Suggesting She’s Part of ‘Deep State’

Ellen DeGeneres skewered Eric Trump for insinuating she’s part of a cabal to undermine his dad. Ellen’s reacting to E.T.’s tweet, in which he suggests the “who to follow” feature of Twitter is somehow part of the “Deep State,” and he singles out…

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Eric Trump Thinks Ellen DeGeneres is Part of “The Deep State”

Eric Trump is totally on to Ellen DeGeneres.

She may play all calm and cool and funny and happy and peaceful and loving on television, but the President’s son knows what’s really going on here.

And he’s finally come out and revealing his truth to the world…

… Ellen DeGeneres is a key member of The Deep State!

This is a term often thrown around by Sean Hannity and other like-minded conservatives.

It gained momentum during the 2016 Presidential campaign after being trumpeted by ex-White House strategist Steve Bannon and it refers to an alleged shadowy entity of civil servants.

This shadowy entity of civil servants purportedly coordinates efforts and policies behind-the-scenes to delegitimize the Donald Trump administration.

Many members of the mainstream press, someone like Eric Trump would argue, are working with The Deep State to bring down the commander-in-chief.

How does Ellen fit in?

What has she done to earn this reputation?

It’s unclear.

But consider the following Tweet by Eric Trump, which has gone viral for its hilarious accusation:

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“Shocking… once again, here are the @Twitter “suggestions” of who I should follow. #DeepState,” wrote Eric as a caption to the screen capture of who Twitter thinks he may want to follow.

One person listed there is the previous President of the United States.

Another person listed there is the candidate Donald Trump defeated to become President.

(If either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton are members of the supposed Deep State, well, they aren’t very deep undercover.)

And the third person is beloved talk show host, comedian and former American Idol judge, Ellen DeGeneres.

Ellen is very likely a Democrat, but she actually isn’t very outspoken when it comes to politics.

Yes, she once sent a message to Donald Trump that was based around Finding Dory.

But she mostly talks on her show about love and respect and hope, which… okay, nevermind. We get it now.

These aren’t exactly Donald Trump-espoused values, are they?

As you might expect, Eric Trump’s Tweet has become quite a source of ridicule on social media.

Some folks are trying to teach him how Twitter works (“I know you’re not the smart one, but Twitter’s algorithm looks at who you searched for most recently when making suggestions. It looks like you might have recently searched for a Democrat, buddy.”) …

… while others are just openly mocking him.

To wit:

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Said another user, pretty much summing up Eric’s statement:

This is the most unintentionally hilarious tweet of the very very new year!

Fast forward 362 days and we have a feeling it may remain the most unintentionally hilarious Tweet of the year.

Good luck, trying to top it, everyone else on the planet.

This is gonna be a challenge.

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Ellen DeGeneres SLAMMED for Katy Perry Boobs Tweet

Ellen DeGeneres is best known for making people laugh.

But many people on the Internet don’t find a recent Tweet shared by the comedian to be particularly funny.

In honor of Katy Perry turning 33 years old on Wednesday, DeGeneres posted a picture on social media of herself, wife Portia de Rossi and the birthday gal herself.

The picture featured Ellen ogling Katy’s chest and included the following caption:

Happy birthday, @KatyPerry! It’s time to bring out the big balloons!

Not exactly Ellen’s best material, but critics haven’t turned on DeGeneres because she missed the mark with this Tweet when it comes to humor.

They’ve turned on her because they think this message and this image are offensive, inappropriate and they turn DeGeneres into a pretty huge hypocrite.

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In what sense?

Following the recent Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, DeGeneres has been an outspoken critic of the troubled movie producer and a strong supporter of women who have been victimized in any way by gross men around the world.

Many Internet users were quick to note that this Tweet wouldn’t be acceptable if a man posted it.

Some have used the hashtag “#doublestandard” in response to Ellen’s birthday wish, while others went as far as to compare her to Weinstein and refer to her a “pig.”

Take Piers Morgan, for example:

“If a man made this joke, Ellen would lead the cries of ‘SEXIST PIG!'”

Added Michael Rapaport, referencing the Carolina Panthers starting quarterback for some reason:

“Imagine if Cam Newton or any other Man sent out this tweet & photo. If a DUDE said this the World would stop.”

DeGeneres is not a man, of course.

She is a lesbian, however, meaning she’s attracted to Perry’s gender and is therefore sort of akin to a man in this sexual setting.

“‘Ellen Weinstein?’ Ellen DeGeneres SLAMMED for ‘tasteless’ tribute to Katy Perry,” read another Tweet on this topic, while another user called DeGeneres out for not backing up her words with her actions:

“For Ellen’s next trick, she’ll explain to us all how objectifying women is a bad thing.”

Shortly after the Weinstein news broke, DeGeneres dedicated her opening monologue to denouncing the growing environment of sexual harassment in Hollywood with an impassioned speech.

“This is not a male thing or a female thing, it is not a Hollywood or political thing, this is a human thing and it happens in the workplace, it happens in families, it happens all over the world and we are all the same,” she said this month, adding:

“We all want the same thing, we want respect, love and kindness. And if I could have those three things and an iPhone X, I’d be happy.”

Ellen has not yet responded to those offended by her Perry Tweet.

Do you think they have a point?

Or did Ellen really mean no harm here and folks should just chill out?

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