Anne Speaks of Ellen
Anne Heche broke the public silence over her split last month with Ellen DeGeneres, when she addressed the organization Women in Film on Friday in Beverly Hills. Accepting a Lucy award (named for Lucille Ball) for her role developing and directing the HBO movie "If These Walls Could Talk 2" -- which costarred DeGeneres and Sharon Stone -- Heche was tongue-tied. "It means so much to me to be able to have Sharon Stone and Ellen DeGen . . . ," Reuters quoted Heche as saying. (She then apparently covered her face with her hands before saying, "Shake it out, baby.") Composing herself, she continued: "No matter what you've heard, I love Ellen DeGeneres. She is a genius . . . a marvelous woman so dear to my life, and I love her." When asked about an incident that took place the same weekend that the couple announced their break-up, in which a reportedly dazed Heche wandered into a stranger's home, Heche declined comment to reporters. When queried whether or not she is dating someone new, Heche replied, "Oh, please."