Since the woman made her coming out in 1997 Ellen DeGeneres's personal life was heavily discussed in the media. Ellen’s mother firstly was very shocked, but then she became an ardent defender of her daughter.
For the next three years Ellen DeGeneres was without work. The woman was seriously worried about that time. However, in 2001 the comedian was invited to host Emmy Awards ceremony. The event was canceled two times because of the tragedy of September 11, but in the end it was arranged to get people distracted. Ellen showed herself in all its glory. She was shining: she joked and entertained the guests. The audience listened to her every word.
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