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Portia de Rossi
Originally posted 06/23/2011 06:00AM
The True Blood cast toasted season four inside a Hollywood hotspot that'd been turned into the show's vampire club Fangtasia. Joe Manganiello and fiancé Audra Marie chowed down on fried chicken and corn pudding, while Anna Paquin let a friend try on one of her rings as husband Stephen Moyer animatedly chatted with friends a table away. Meanwhile, a dateless Alexander Skarsgard worked the room solo.
Originally posted 02/13/2011 04:30PM
An intruder was arrested for trespassing at the Beverly Hills property of Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi on Thursday, Feb. 10, her rep tells PEOPLE.
"The property is protected by a 24-hour security team that detected and detained the intruder until she was turned over to the custody of Beverly Hills police officers, who arrested her," the rep said in a statement.
"The intruder never entered the actual residence, and did not make any contact with either Ellen or Portia. Ellen and Portia appreciate the fast and effective response of BHPD officers."
Originally posted 11/10/2010 03:55PM
Israel's version of Dancing with the Stars currently features a same-sex couple – will America's favorite show be next?
"I would love it," DWTS judge Carrie Ann Inaba tells PEOPLE. "I fully support that and I think America is ready for that. Our country is much more accepting of same sex couples and it would be great for the show to reflect that."
Originally posted 11/03/2010 08:00AM
Looking at a photo of herself back when she weighed 82 pounds, Portia de Rossi can now admit she was sick.
"But at the time, I thought, 'Okay, my arms look awful so I should cover them up, but my legs look pretty okay now," says the actress, 37. "I didn't think I was crazy to only eat 300 calories a day. That made perfect sense to me."
In a new memoir, Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain, de Rossi comes clean about the years she spent battling anorexia and bulimia – after landing her breakthrough role on TV's Ally McBeal in 1998 – and the pressure she felt to hide the fact that she was gay.
Originally posted 08/09/2010 04:15PM
Portia de Rossi's second anniversary gift for Ellen DeGeneres? A name change.
The actress, who tied the knot with the talk show host, 52, on Aug. 17, 2008, has asked the court to legally change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres, according to a petition filed Friday in L.A. County Superior Court.
As for the reason, the papers, which were initially signed by Rossi, 37, in March, say, "Petitioner is taking the last name of her spouse."
Originally posted 04/08/2010 04:55PM
Portia de Rossi is ready to share her story.
The Australian-born star, best known for her roles in Ally McBeal, Arrested Development, and most recently Better Off Ted, has signed a deal with Atria Books to publish a book chronicling her years of battling anorexia and bulimia in the public eye.
The book also will delve into de Rossi's newfound health and happiness after coming out as a lesbian and marrying Ellen DeGeneres in August 2008. Getting married "completely changed my life," de Rossi told PEOPLE last year. "It's so important to live an honest, open life and I didn't really realize that until I started doing it."
Originally posted 06/23/2009 04:45PM
Don't expect Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi to become moms anytime soon.
Although the couple told PEOPLE last August that they talk about having kids, they have decided that they are happier being cool aunts.
"I don't think we're going to have kids," DeGeneres tells AOL Television. "We have animals, and we love them. And, you know, we are brand new aunts. Her brother and his wife just had a baby girl who's a month old now, and it's fun to be a part of that."
Originally posted 04/19/2009 11:10AM
With Emmys galore already to her name, Ellen DeGeneres can now add another trophy to her shelf – this one relevant to her personal life.
"Love comes in lots of different forms," said DeGeneres, 51, with her wife, Portia de Rossi, 36, standing beside her as the crowd cheered at Saturday's 20th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. "I am flabbergasted by the fact that we're still trying to fight," she added. "I am not trying to fight for gay rights – I am trying to fight for equal rights."
The TV host's award from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation League, at the Nokia Theater, was for the 2008 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show on which Ellen discussed her wedding day. Speaking onstage, DeGeneres said, "Portia, I love you."
Originally posted 03/16/2009 05:35PM
Portia de Rossi is a happy woman these days: She has a nice home, a wonderful wife – Ellen DeGeneres – and a big role on a new TV show, Better off Ted.
So what else is on her mind?
Not making babies, the Australian-born actress, 36, tells USA Today. "It's the same thing every single year – that I am trying to get pregnant," she says of rumors that she is planning to start a family with DeGeneres, 51, whom she wed last August at the couple's Los Angeles home. "And I'm not. Maybe one day I'll want to have kids, but it's not something we've talked about recently."
Originally posted 02/04/2009 11:40AM
Though Ellen DeGeneres is at a good place in her life, the TV host still dreams of greener pastures, saying in one of those humorous deadpan non-sequiturs of hers, "I like peace and I like houses."
Now, if she can just get her wife, Portia de Rossi, to clean up after her drinks.
Speaking to Ladies' Home Journal for its March issue on the day after Barack Obama was elected – and California voters put a knife into the heart of the state's same-sex marriage law – DeGeneres, 51, said that she felt her most beautiful on "the day I got married" to de Rossi in August 2008.
In fact, the recollection of that day (and the ramifications of California's Proposition 8) sent DeGeneres into tears – and running from the room.
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