A day in the Year of Ellen.
"This article interviews gay actress Ellen DeGeneres on her show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and on various issues related to gays in the U.S. It also presents a photo essay on the star's typical day. According to DeGeneres, she never thought that her show would be such a smashing success. She has writers who help her come up with the monologues everyday. She makes sure that they have something every single day. DeGeneres says she can never have a sick day. She relates that she got sick in 2003. She says that even if she is sick, she has to be up. Getting married is not important to DeGeneres. According to her, she has never had that desire to stand in front of a bunch of people and say how she feels. DeGeneres says that she is not playing off the fact that she is famous gay. According to her, she is not even aware that she is famous until people remind her. She relates that she made a decision to come out because, according to her, it was the right thing for her soul, for her as a person, and she realized that it was more important to fully embrace and not to feel one ounce of shame about herself. Regarding the photo essay presented in this article, DeGeneres thinks that people would find it boring."