Ellen DeGeneres purchases $26.5 million Montecito mansion!

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have just added a new jewel to their collection of worthy homes.

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According to TMZ, the 55-year-old talk show host and 40-year-old actress have just dropped $26.5 million on a massive and breathtaking mansion in Montecito, the exclusive and pricey area over-looking the Pacific just outside of Santa Barbara, California.

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The deal reportedly went down last week for the house, which is 10,522 square feet and sits on a whopping 13 acres of some of the most scenic and pricey coastal real estate in California.

It features six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and nice fireplaces and ocean views from most places in the house.

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Tom Daley and Tonia Couch enjoy some downtime

They’re working hard to ensure they’re ready for the USA Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this weekend.   But on Tuesday, Tom Daley and teammate Tonia Couch took a break from their rigorous training sessions to enjoy some downtime on the beach.   Tom, 18, wore a pair of striped board shorts as he lapped up the sunshine and splashed around in the sea while making the most of the rare break.

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Tonia, meanwhile, showed off her toned figure in a bright pink strapless bikini, tying her hair back as she larked around on the beach with her teammates.   Despite Tom and 23-year-old Tonia frequently being at the centre of romance rumours, they have always denied being anything other than good friends.

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The pair are currently preparing for this weekend’s USA Grand Prix, which will see them dive alongside teammate Sarah Barrow.

The athlete looked all grown up as he showed off his dishevelled look, with the beginnings of a beard and moustache peeping through.   Still sporting a tight pair of trunks and showing off his chiselled body, the tanned teenager was seen pulling a variety of poses as he threw himself off the diving board in the sunny state,

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As a heartthrob to many, his TV show Splash!, which was aired at the start of this year, was a delight for many, as week after week he stripped down to his tiny trunks to dive with celebrity competitors.

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It’s difficult dating on the show!

There have been many ups and downs in the relationship department over the five series that E4’s hit reality show Made In Chelsea has been on air.   But aside from a brief dalliance with co-star Jamie Laing, MIC star Binky Felstead has yet to see a relationship blossom on the small screen – which suits her just fine.   Appearing on This Morning on Tuesday, the 23-year-old television personality confessed to Philip Schofeild and Holly Willoughby that she isn’t looking to find love in front of the cameras, telling the presenters it would be too ‘difficult’ to have her love life played out in front of the nation.

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‘I’m single and going to see what happens, really,’ she said on the daytime show before revealing why she would shy away from the cameras should she find someone she wants to settle down with.

‘It’s quite difficult dating someone on the show. You’ve got the lights on you and it’s a bit intense.’   She went on to explain that she would rather date someone off-screen, like her friend and co-star Millie Mackintosh (who is now engaged to Professor Green), and revealed she has enjoyed a secret relationship in the past – but this was met with different problems.

‘I’ve had a relationship off the show and it was hard because they didn’t understand… It’s nice to have something private, but then they will get found out.’   The star also revealed that jealousy can be a result of a relationship with someone not involved in the show before saying again it would be too ‘difficult’ to date someone on it.   She was joined on the famous sofa by fellow MIC stars Jamie Laing and Lucy Watson.   Rounding on Lucy, presenter Holly asked why she felt it was necessary to be rude to so many of the other cast members, pointing out her major contribution to the show is stirring up trouble.

try and be as honest and direct as possible. I think honesty is key,’ the dark haired socialite said, defending her actions – while Jamie offered an alternative view suggesting Lucy was simply ‘socially stupid’ (charming!)

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The McVitie’s heir was mortified to hear that his friend on the show, Francis Boulle, was Holly’s favourite character out of the cast.   The presenter tried to soften the blow by telling him, ‘You’re very sweet – but you’re far too naughty with the ladies, I’m afraid.’   Indeed Jamie has recently found himself in an awkward position on the show after chasing Lucy and fellow star Phoebe, despite having a girlfriend named Tara for six months.

At the beginning of the segment, Holly and Phil lampooned the BAFTA nominated show, spoofing one of the awkwardly long pauses that has made the TV series such a success.   ‘But you knew she was my friend,’ announced Holly as cameras panned back to the pair after some video content from the show.   ‘Awkward,’ she added before Phil comically mimed some strained silence.   Philip remained silent for the vast majority of the interview to allow self-confessed MIC addict Holly to lead the segment – only really raising interest in Jamie’s great grandfather who invented the humble digestive biscuit.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaves The View! Will you Miss her?

Elisabeth Hasselbeck will go down in history as one of The View’s most divisive co-Host in the talk show’s 16 year History.

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The conservative 25 year old mother of three will not be returning for another season of the ABC daytime talk show.
“The viwers they polled all said she was too extreme and right wing” and insider told US of Hasselbeck, Who joined the show in November 2003.

People did not watch the show because of Elisabeth, And i was one of them! , So they told her contract would  not be renewed!

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Hasselbeck, who first gained fame in 2001 when she was cast in Survivor: The Australian outback , has yet to publicly comment on her dismissal. She has, however, tweeted about History’s the Bible miniseries
and her love of Show No towels. When reached for comment Friday , a rep for the show old US in a statement.

“Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a valued member of The View and has a long term contract.”
The blonde TV personality isn’t the only co-host leaving The View; Joy Behar, 70 had recently announced her own departure on Good Morning America. “I want to explore other opportunities , said the comedienne who had been with the show since its premiere in 1997.