Oh God, You Ellen!

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I like Ellen DeGeneres as a comedian, not so much as an actor, having just accidentally seen the end of Mr. Wrong on TV the other day.

Comedian DeGeneres ascends to deity’s role in Oh, God! update
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres is getting a promotion — to supreme being.
DeGeneres will star as God in a remake of the 1977 comedy Oh, God! The original starred George Burns as the creator and John Denver as a supermarket manager tapped as a new prophet.
“Ellen is a strong comedian and she has always done material about God and questions about God,” said Jerry Weintraub, who produced the original movie and also will oversee the remake.
Weintraub said he’ll hire a screenwriter and director with the aim to shoot the movie during a break in DeGeneres’ schedule from her talk show next summer.
Though successful on the small screen, DeGeneres misfired in an earlier transition to film with the romantic-comedy flop Mr. Wrong. She helped score a hit with her voice work on last year’s animated tale Finding Nemo.

Huck, Tuesday, 24 August 2004 13:59 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm going to hell.0

Leon Czolgosz (Nicole), Tuesday, 24 August 2004 14:00 (fifteen years ago) link

yea, right because without her Pixar wouldn't stand a chance

lukey (Lukey G), Tuesday, 24 August 2004 14:24 (fifteen years ago) link

Jerry Weintraub is all the warning I need.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 24 August 2004 14:28 (fifteen years ago) link

Weintraub said he’ll hire a screenwriter and director with the aim to shoot the movie during a break in DeGeneres’ schedule from her talk show next summer.

Clearly a lot of planning, effort, and enthusiasm going into this. He must be banking on God-is-a-lesbian controversy to take care of everything.

nabiscothingy, Tuesday, 24 August 2004 14:55 (fifteen years ago) link

DeGeneres's nebbishy/Newhartesque persona as God though?
George Burns as world-wizened smart-ass God works for me (though John Denver's haircut, not so much), but I guess that's where the comedy'll come from.

Huck, Tuesday, 24 August 2004 14:58 (fifteen years ago) link

Ellen as Moses, however, I'm already there.

Huck, Tuesday, 24 August 2004 14:59 (fifteen years ago) link

fifteen years pass...

Hi Ellen! They say Hitler loved his dog, you know.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:22 (one week ago) link

I sometimes have felt very alone in not liking her whatsoever

omar little, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:23 (one week ago) link

she is quintessence of bland, and her 'explanation' shows why

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:27 (one week ago) link

got a friend whose ex wife met her some time around the standup days pre "Ellen" and apparently she's a real motherfucker

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:29 (one week ago) link

well, comedian

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:30 (one week ago) link

fair

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:31 (one week ago) link

I think her oscars selfie and the subsequent plea to share it (which worked) is what sent me over the precipice

omar little, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:32 (one week ago) link

sad lol @ this:

3 mins & 45 seconds into this video-------> https://t.co/wYKHV0tClx

— Chris Farah (@ChrisLFarah) October 8, 2019

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:33 (one week ago) link

in response to this btw:

When you move to LA the first two things that happen are you get a parking ticket and someone who once worked for Ellen will tell you a story about how she's a monster

— I do not have any "ellen tea" please stop asking (@ItsDanSheehan) October 7, 2019

sorry to twitter it up in here but

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:34 (one week ago) link

within a couple years of moving to LA I worked with someone who told me she’s awful

omar little, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:36 (one week ago) link

i'm kinda dying to hear some of these stories tbh

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 18:01 (one week ago) link

a college antagonist of mine, I recently learned, went on to work for Rosie O'Donnell, and i felt some pity

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 18:02 (one week ago) link

(i suspect no corroborating stories are necessary for RO'D)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 18:02 (one week ago) link

my mom once told me that portia derossi was only pretending to be lesbian to date ellen because "no woman in the world would not want to marry ellen"

flopson, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 18:51 (one week ago) link


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