Happy Birthday, Ellen DeGeneres!
Happy Birthday, Ellen!
In light of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Ellen was asked to host the 2001 Emmy Awards, with producers believing that she was just the right person to help viewers temporarily forget about the recent tragedy. Needless to say, DeGeneres totally rocked her performance, receiving several standing ovations throughout the night. One of her most famous lines from the night? “What would bug the Taliban more than seeing a gay woman in a suit surrounded by Jews?”