Birthday Cards For Ellen As She Turns 59 This Week
Few celebrities have the gravitas or the balls to simply go by just one name, but for the likes of Cher, Shakira, and of course Ellen, sometimes these things just happen. Plus, who deserves it more than the successful, funny and talented presenter who has won 29 Emmys, 20 People’s Choice Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom? So, get your birthday cards at the ready, as the one and only Ellen DeGeneres turns 59 this week.
Starting her career in stand-up comedy, and progressing to film, TV, voice acting and ultimately, presenting, Ellen is famous for her eponymous sitcom Ellen, and later her daytime talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, as well as voicing the character Dory in Finding Nemo, but Ellen really hit the headlines for her sexuality when she came out as a lesbian on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1997. In what was seen as a pretty ballsy move for a woman in the ‘90’s, her character in Ellen later came out of the closet aswell to reflect real-life. Despite what everyone thought, the idol’s popularity wasn’t too badly effected and the star has since married her long-term partner and actress Portia de Rossi, so things seem to be going pretty well. In fact, in August the couple will be sending each other anniversary cards as they celebrate 9 years as wife and wife (despite what gossip columns say, the couple are not seeking a divorce). Although, if the couple are on the rocks, then maybe one of our “I Just Card To Say I Love You #happyanniversary” cards will do the trick!
It’s a sad fact that women in Hollywood don’t seem to reach the level of celebrity that men do, but as it was estimated that DeGeneres’ earnings last year were over $75 million, we’d say she’s doing okay for herself. So how do you celebrate your birthday when you have achieved this ridiculous level of fame and fortune? I mean, when your friends are all celebrities, it’s highly likely you’ll be getting a gold-plated birthday card or two in the post, or perhaps even jetting off to a private island for some relaxation.
However, if that seems just a little bit extreme, we would suggest that for a comedian turned actress, a rude and funny birthday card might be just as good. Perhaps one of our, “May You Live Long And Never Smell Of Piss #happyfuckingbirthday”, “Happy Anniversary Of The Day You Popped Out Your Mum’s Front Bottom #happyfuckingbirthday” birthday cards, or our strangely apt, “Happy Birthgay” birthday cards would tickle Ellen’s fancy.