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Old 08-24-04, 06:11 AM
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Ellen Degeneres is God!

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DeGeneres to Star in'Oh, God!' Remake

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Comedian Ellen DeGeneres is getting a promotion - to supreme being. DeGeneres will star as God in a remake of the 1977 comedy "Oh, God!"

The original starred George Burns as the creator and John Denver as a supermarket manager tapped as a new prophet.

"Ellen is a strong comedian and she has always done material about God and questions about God," said Jerry Weintraub, who produced the original movie and also will oversee the remake.

Weintraub said he'll hire a screenwriter and director with the aim to shoot the movie during a break in DeGeneres' schedule from her talk show next summer.

Though successful on the small screen,
DeGeneres misfired in an earlier transition to film with the romantic-comedy flop "Mr. Wrong." She helped score a hit with her voice work on last year's animated tale "Finding Nemo."
That should stir up the religious mafia.
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I think she's hilarious with standup. Hopefully this will be good.

And oh me, oh my...She's gay and she's playing god...Let's devote our lives to complaining about things that won't matter 100 years from now.
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Re: Ellen Degeneres is God!

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That should stir up the religious mafia.

Good.
Old 08-24-04, 07:39 AM
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She'll be as cute as God as she is on her talk show.
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She should be good, but when I think of God I always think of old George.
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I don't really support the remake, since the original was pretty good...BUT this is good casting. I think she'll be great for the role.
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The John Denver role will be played by Christopher Walken.

Spoiler:
Just kidding, but he doesn't turn anything down, so I wouldn't be surprised.
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Ellen was a great stand-up comedian and she can be extremely funny. She just hasn't been for the better part of a decade (Finding Nemo exception granted).
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my problem with this has nothing to do with her being a lesbian, it has to do with hollywood making lots of remakes instead of original stuff
and I don't find her very funny
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Stop the fucking remakes/redos already!

Whew, now I feel better
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Originally posted by Abob Teff
Ellen was a great stand-up comedian and she can be extremely funny. She just hasn't been for the better part of a decade (Finding Nemo exception granted).
I'm not a regular viewer, but from what I've seen of her talk show it's pretty good.
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Her talk show is actually very good. She's a natural, imo. My wife has been watching it since she has been at home and I watch some of it w/ her when I come home for lunch.
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All those religious types keep telling me that "God loves me more than anyone else". Sounds pretty gay to me.
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Originally posted by Abob Teff
Ellen was a great stand-up comedian and she can be extremely funny. She just hasn't been for the better part of a decade (Finding Nemo exception granted).

I'm assuming you haven't seen her latest HBO standup act, it came out last summer I think. She was back to old form. Great writing and a funny-as-hell show.

Also, her talk show is good too.


That being said, her HBO act before the last one, where she did Broadway or something, was almost unwatchable.
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my first reaction was:

"oh god, please no?!"
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Originally posted by Abob Teff
Ellen was a great stand-up comedian and she can be extremely funny. She just hasn't been for the better part of a decade (Finding Nemo exception granted).
I thought her HBO special last summer was really funny.
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I'd have thought she would play the role of John Denver. She kinda looks like him except for the, you know, mangled and burned jet crash look he sports these days.

For the love of GOD, can we stop remaking movies?
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I guess Janeane Garofalo and Michael Moore had prior commitments.
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Originally posted by mllefoo
I'd have thought she would play the role of John Denver.
That's exactly what I thought. It seems like she'd be perfect as an "every woman." Lifestyle choices notwithstanding.

For the love of GOD, can we stop remaking movies?
You said it. Please, everyone.
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Originally posted by mjlukich
I guess Janeane Garofalo and Michael Moore had prior commitments.
Is there something I've missed? Is Degeneres some sort of outspoken uber-liberal now or something?
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Originally posted by Groucho
Is there something I've missed? Is Degeneres some sort of outspoken uber-liberal now or something?
Groucho, Oh, not really. I mean, I doubt she subscribes to the National Review, but there are plenty of limosine liberals far more outspoken than her. I think I'm just feeling cranky today.
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Originally posted by Charlie Goose
The John Denver role will be played by Christopher Walken.
"Oh God, I need a little more cowbell!"
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Sure why not. Oh God! isn't exactly some revered classic story, it's a fairly simple concept that could work well with a good comedian. And Ellen I happen to think is quite funny (barring a few years of her TV show which got too bogged down with other issues) but in top form, which Ellen is doing quite well right now, she can be excellent.

So hopefully this is good. Though in truth, we'll have to wait and see...Ellen's movies I don't recall being too good. Mr. Wrong was it?

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