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Posts Tagged ‘Portia de Rossi’

Vegemite Survey Spreads It Back President Obama’s Way

President Obama once famously told a visiting Australian Prime Minister that he was no fan of their dark brown food paste.

This week, Down Under’s leading market research firm is firing back:

President Obama described Vegemite as “horrible… a quasi-vegetable byproduct that you smear on your toast”, but what would he know? He’s not Australian! As the latest findings from Roy Morgan Research reveal, Vegemite is overwhelmingly more popular among people born here than overseas-born Aussies — although New Zealand-born folks are rather partial to it, too.

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Real Estate Writer Spotlights Home of DGA Trailblazer

Although a residence recently put on the market in The Oaks district of Los Angeles is probably not part any star-homes tour itinerary, it definitely belongs in the sights of just about every woman working in Hollywood. That’s because the two-story home at 2249 Mountain Oak once belonged to Dorothy Arzner, the first woman to be admitted to the Director’s Guild of America in 1938.

Mary Forgione spotlighted the property for the always entertaining LA Times feature “Home of the Week.” Arzner relocated to New York in the early 1940s, but until then, she overlooked a city where her on-set collaborators included everyone from Katharine Hepburn to Clara Bow. The home is remarkable in Tinseltown history terms for another reason:

Arzner shared the home with her lifelong partner, dancer-choreographer Marion Morgan.

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Portia and Ellen’s Wedding Graces the Cover of People

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Barack Obama may still be struggling to articulate his stance on gay marriage, but People has no issues whatsoever! Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres, who were married in California over the week-end, are the cover subjects of this week’s issue. Also, the only two people to beat Michael Phelps to anything.

Ellen Takes California Law To Heart

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Ellen Degeneres will take advantage of California’s newly enacted laws for gay and lesbian marriages as early as this weekend, according to a celeb blog called Popeater.

Degeneres will wed her current gf Portia De Rossi in a low-key ceremony with all of 20 guests.

Portia is expected to wear a form-fitting dress by Zac Posen, while Ellen will whatever feels right, which may or may not include her trademark sneakers.