Ellen DeGeneres Knew Her Selfie Would Crash Twitter

rs_1024x576-140302191349-1024.Oscar-Selfie-Ellen-JLaw-Julia-Brad.jl.030214Ellen DeGeneres is somewhat of a psychic.

After all, the Oscar host correctly predicted that her star-studded selfie—featuring Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie—would temporarily take down Twitter’s servers during Sunday’s Academy Awards.

“I thought it would crash,” DeGeneres told Marc Malkin at the Governors Ball. “But I didn’t know everyone would do it.” The comedienne continued, “What’s funny is that Lupita’s brother is the most prominent. And then Jared came running over to be in it. And Angie got it in. I didn’t expect all that.”

DeGeneres then stopped to chat with American Hustle‘s Cooper, who lost Best Supporting Actor to Leto. “Did you see the picture? It was great!” she told the nominee. “I knew you’d be game to do it.”

The 56-year-old comic then told Cooper that her original plan was to cut Meryl Streep’s head out of the picture. “That was going to be the joke,” she revealed. “But it doesn’t matter. It was just great.”

Before taking off, Cooper asked DeGeneres, “You going to Guy Oseary’s later?” He was referring to Madonna’s annual afterparty at the music mogul’s house. “Yes,” DeGeneres replied. “I can’t wait.”

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Leo get Shark attacked!

leosharkLeonardo DiCaprio’s life isn’t always as glitzy and glamorous as his vacay pictures make it appear to be.

In fact, the Wolf of Wall Street star has had “a few” shark encounters—including one with a “gigantic great white” when he was almost eaten alive!

“I went scuba diving looking for sharks, and I had a huge fear of sharks,” he says on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing Tuesday, Jan 7. “When I did Blood Diamond in 2006, I actually got stuck in a cage with a great white, which was awesome.”

“It was in the cage with me,” he adds. “They actually said in 30 years this is has never happened, but the tuna kind of got stuck in the top of the cage and the great white kept on and tried to bite it and went into the cage with me…and half of its body was in and out and I flattened down at the bottom.”

“It was this far away [shows small distance] and it chomped a few times, but I survived it,” he says, and thank goodness for that! You’d think  Jaws would cut the Titanic star some slack in the ocean of all places.

But nearly becoming fish food isn’t the only unglamorous part of the 39-year-old actor’s life! While filming an intricate Wolf of Wall Street scene with Jonah Hill, crewmembers “couldn’t get this ham to stick on my face,” so they covered it with K-Y Jelly!

“There’s literally a guy there behind this giant window with a plastic spoon just flicking ham on my face all day long as I’m doing this insane sequence,” he recalls “But it was almost, it was one of the most surreal things I’ve ever done in my entire career.”

Garth Brooks Opens Up About Marriage to Trisha Yearwood: “I Never Knew It Could Be Like This”

rs_634x1024-130726163555-634.GBrooks.ms.072613Garth Brooks is a man in love and he doesn’t care who knows it!

When the country superstar sat down with Ellen DeGeneres on the Friday, Nov. 29, episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he couldn’t help but gush about Trisha Yearwood, his wife of almost eight years.

“I’ve got to tell you, I never knew it could be like this,” Brooks said of their marriage. “I never knew that everyday you could wake up and feel like this. And I have God and I have Ms. Yearwood to thank for this.”

Brooks also opened up how he and Yearwood got together as they were both married to other people when they first met. While Brooks split from his college sweetheart, songwriter Sandy Mahl, in 2000, Yearwood had been married twice before (to Chris Latham andRobert Reynolds).

The duo first met in 1987 when Brooks’ friend songwriterKent Blazy introduced them and the star admitted he felt an immediate connection to Yearwood, despite the fact that he was newly married.

“When she left, he goes, ‘What did you think?’ I said, ‘Well, it’s strange, because I felt that feeling like when you just meet your wife, but I’ve been married for 13 months,” he explained.

Soon after his divorce from Mahl, who he has three children with, Brooks began dating Yearwood, his longtime collaborator.

“This was somebody I always enjoyed being around. And we had a lot more in common than I ever dreamed we did. And so we started seeing each other after the divorce,” Brooks revealed to Ellen. “We’d known each other music-wise, but we got to see each other as people. And I’ve got to tell you, if you like her and don’t know her, you’ll love her. If you love her and don’t know her, you’ll worship her. She’s the real deal.”

Dusty Springfield Drama Set to Premiere at the L.A. Shorts Film Festival

Set in 1970, “The Soul of Blue Eye” tells the story of Dusty Springfield’s decision to record her Platinum selling hit Son of a Preacher Man for Atlantic Records, and the struggles she had as a white gay woman singing black soul music during the tumultuous 1960’s. Besides having a hit show, “It Must Be Dusty” in […]

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