Ellen DeGeneres Gets Huge Honor and Huge Pay Day
Ellen DeGeneres and I have a very close relationship. She shows up at my house everyday at 4PM sharp and hangs out for an hour, and she always brings other cool celebrities with her. She dances and makes me laugh, it's a great time. No, I'm not crazy, I realize she is not actually in my house, that she is only on TV, but she is so much fun and so personable I wish she really was on my couch.
So it looks like I'm not even close to the only one who enjoys inviting Ellen into their homes every weekday to make them laugh, because she has just been awarded arguably the highest honor a comedian can receive.
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced that Ellen will be the recipient of the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. She will be honored with a tribute show October 22nd at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington D.C. Fans will be able to see the tribute when it is broadcast on a later date. Past winners of the award include Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, and Bill Cosby.
And just in case that wasn't enough good fortune for Ellen she is also about to rake in a large chunk of change from the sale of her Beverly Hills home. The estate sits on an entire city block and includes a 9,2oo square foot main house, 3 guest houses, and a a few pools. The listing price was $49 million and it reportedly sold for close to the full asking price. The mega star who took the home off her hands won't bat an eyelash at that price, Ryan Seacrest will reportedly close on the home purchase yet this week.
Ellen and her wife, actress Portia De Rossi, purchased the home back in 2007 for $29 million. See I told you she was going to make some money off the deal, but really when you're Ellen DeGeneres, what's another $20 million in your pocket.