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Posted in Portia de Rossi on December 8, 2010 by fadedblog

Portia de Rossi was busy singing copies of her new book Unbearable Lightness at Borders Books & Music in New York City on Tuesday (December 7).

The sometimes actress is making her second rounds to the big cities to make sure her book get enough spotlight action.

Portia seemed to be in good spirits as she chatted with fans about her latest hair style — and the book, of course!

Meanwhile, Portia has reportedly turned down an offer to join Dancing With The Stars.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the show’s producers were hoping to feature the Ally McBeal star as one half of its first-ever same-sex dance couple.

The idea has now apparently been shelved after Portia declined to take part in the popular reality show.



Posted in Portia de Rossi on November 3, 2010 by fadedblog

Portia de Rossi was all smlies as she made her way out of the ABC studios in New York City today (November 3) after chatting with Good Morning America about her decade-long battle with eating disorders.

There was a time, she said, she “didn’t think it was crazy” to only eat 300 calories a day. “That was my diet,” Portia told host Robin Roberts. It was 2000 and her weight was down to 82 pounds.

“Ever since I was 12 years old, I would starve myself daily and then binge after the job was over. And that was just the diet I returned to every single time I needed to lose weight.”

The 37-year-old actress says she learned early on “that what I looked like was more important than what I thought, what I did and who I was.” She added, “I had to diet to be professional, to make sure that I kept working.”

Portia was also worrying “about being exposed as being gay.”

On Thursday, she makes an appearance on wife Ellen DeGeneres‘s show. She tells Ellen that she now accepts herself “from head to toe,” adding: “I realized it’s taken me a long time; you can’t fit a size 8 foot into a size 6 shoe. It’s just not going to happen.”

Portia says “Ellen has completely changed the way I look at life. She has made me not worry about what other people think. I’m still working on that I have to be honest. She has taught me that who I am is perfectly good enough.”

For her part, Ellen says: “When I first met her she was 168 lbs and I didn’t see anything except a brilliant, amazing person and when I read this book and I read the self-loathing and how much she hated herself. I was shocked and it broke my heart. I had no idea how much she hated herself and I can just only imagine.”


Posted in Portia de Rossi on August 9, 2010 by fadedblog

Portia de Rossi is done being Portia de Rossi.

The 37-year-old actress filed a petition to legally change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres in L.A. County Superior Court last week.

Why? “Petitioner is taking the last name of her spouse.” The name change won’t be official until a hearing, scheduled for September 23, takes place.

Portia and Ellen DeGeneres were married in August 2008.