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Catholic School Sends Invites with Ellen DeGeneres's Photo, Recants, Promises to Destroy Them


A Catholic school principal in Bucks County, Pennsylvania has apologized to parents for sending a student-dance invitation featuring a photo of Ellen DeGeneres. 

Philly.com reports:

It was "completely wrong" to use DeGeneres' picture because the lesbian celebrity "lives her life outside the teachings of the Catholic Church," St. Andrew Elementary School principal Nancy Matteo wrote in an email to parents on Tuesday.


In the email, Matteo says she was "obviously NOT thinking" when she let the invitation to the June 8 dance be distributed with DeGeneres’ photo.

"Perhaps I was distracted by the Oscar," she wrote, calling the entertainer a "poor role model."

"A role model, as defined by Webster's Dictionary, is a person who is unusually effective or inspiring in some social role, job, position, etc.," the email says. "This does not describe her at all. We work so hard to be good role models and then I go and do something stupid!"

Matteo said that she wants all students to return their invites so that she can personally detroy them.

Read the full story at Philly.com.

Ellen Pays Tribute to Taylor Kitsch’s Shirtless Career: VIDEO

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Actor Taylor Kitsch stopped by Ellen on Friday to plug his upcoming films The Grand Seduction and The Normal Heart and while there, Ellen did us all a favor and showed a montage of Kitsch's greatest shirtless contributions to cinema.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP… 

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Sia Did an Incredible Live Remake of the 'Chandelier' Video on 'Ellen' Yesterday: WATCH


You may recall the video for Sia's "Chandelier" in which 11-year-old Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler handed in an incredible performance. She and Sia recreated it on Ellen yesterday, live.


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Eric Stonestreet Dishes With Ellen about Modern Family's Upcoming Gay Wedding: VIDEO

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Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet sat down with Ellen to share some behind-the-scenes info about the emotional shoot for Mitch and Cam’s upcoming wedding on the show.

Stonestreet also talked about his real parents welcoming actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson into the family now that he and Ferguson are "married"

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP

Yesterday, it was also announced that the show would celebrate the upcoming event by covering the cost of all marriage licenses and wedding ceremonies in NYC on Monday.

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Robin Roberts Talks with Ellen About Coming Out and Her Girlfriend Amber Laign: VIDEO


Robin Roberts joins Ellen today to talk about her coming out and her girlfriend Amber Laign, who stood by her during her battle with cancer.


Roberts talks about Laign in a new memoir called Everybody's Got Something:

Roberts and Laign have “been together for nearly a decade,” she reveals in the intimate memoir. “Mutual friends set us up on a blind date. I liked the fact that she had no idea who I was. She rarely followed sports, so she never saw me on ESPN, and her office mates at the time watched a different morning show … ouch!”

Roberts continues, “She’s originally from Northern California and is extremely laid-back, no drama, no fuss. The main thing we have in common is positive energy. She sees the good in everyone.”

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Ellen DeGeneres to Host Furniture Design Competition on HGTV

EllenEllen DeGeneres will be teaming up with HGTV to launch a furniture design competition series next year.

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

The six-episode Ellen's Design Challenge marks DeGeneres' A Very Good Production banner's first foray into producing for cable. The show, which will premiere in 2015, will feature six competitors tackling challenges in sketching, designing and building furniture within 24 hours. Contestants must showcase their creativity and versatility to impress a panel of judges. The last one standing will take home a cash prize.

"I'm so excited about this show because I love finding really special pieces of furniture," DeGeneres said. "One time I found a beautiful one-of-a-kind armoire that spoke to me in a way I'd never experienced. It turned out there was a drifter living inside of it, but that's a story for another time."


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