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xoxo Hopssip Girl: Why I can never get enough of Ellen DeGeneres

By Ellen Brait | March 7, 2013

Whenever I tell people about my Ellen DeGeneres obsession, they assume it’s just because we have the same name. Well, I hate to break it to everyone, but I am not that vain (although, let’s be honest, I’m pretty great). I love her for thousands of reasons besides the excellent name her parents decided to give her when she was born.

First and foremost, DeGeneres is hilarious! And I’m not talking the “chuckle to yourself” kind. Whenever I watch her show I find myself literally LOL-ing (none of that fake lol-ing that people use to fill awkward conversation lags). Her humor has transitioned well from her original position as a stand-up comedian to her own tv show now.

This leads me to the second reason why I love her so darn much. Her show is endlessly entertaining. How could it not be when it contains everything anyone could ever want? She has numerous celebrities on the show and in most cases they end up talking about something hilarious. For anyone who hasn’t seen it, I recommend you watch Kristen Bell’s sloth meltdown as soon as possible.

She also does ridiculous things on her show. Need I remind everyone of the month she spent trying to “catch” George Clooney? Her attempts involved setting up a cage outside of his office and leaving a basketball soaked in supermodel perfume underneath it. She also sent various people into his office to generally cause chaos and bother his staff. From Chippendale dancers to super models, his staff was only half amused.

Let’s not forget about the great games she has on her show. “Know or Go” is a personal favorite of mine. She asks contestants questions and if they get it wrong, she presses an ominous little red button that sends them falling through the floor, while they usually scream in fright. She also has a dunk tank that she makes use of to raise money, while also soaking various celebrities in water. Her games are constantly changing and being modified to keep viewers interested. There’s one thing audiences can always be assured of when it comes to DeGeneres’ games though. They are always hilarious and usually highly embarrassing for those involved.

Her show also involves dancing. So, that’s always a win. No one in their right mind can hate on dancing. It’s just too fun of an activity.

While her show is great, what makes her even more amazing is her love of giving. She constantly uses her show as a way to spread awareness about certain issues and also to give back to those in need. It is not unusual that she will have someone on the show so that she can give them money or some sort of gift. She also likes to highlight good deeds. Just the other day I watched an episode where she brought a young girl on the show who has started her own charity that paints the nails of young girls in the hospital and with special needs.

Last, but certainly, not least, DeGeneres is 100 percent comfortable in her own skin and sure of who she is. She does not let bullies get her down and she proved her amazing resilience when she came out of the closet and suffered extreme prejudice because of it. However, this did not deter her and now she is back on top and loved by millions.

DeGeneres is amazing both inside and out (let’s be real, she’s a Covergirl for a reason). But even though she has so much going for her, she is incredibly humble. She makes jokes about her Covergirl status all the time and does not let any of her accomplishments go to her head.

I watch DeGeneres every day because of all of these things. She brings a smile to my face even when I’m having the worst of days. And, if I’m being entirely honest with myself, it’s also kind of great that she has the same name as me.

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