Adriana Cohen: Ellen DeGeneres and George W. Bush show us how to be tolerant, respectful and kind

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Ellen DeGeneres faces more attacks for sitting with former President George W. Bush; reaction from'The Five.' In a deeply polarized nation, Ellen DeGeneres deserves praise for practicing tolerance toward others and not choosing her friends based on how they vote -- an anomaly these days, especially in far-left Hollywood and the #Resistance movement, whose rabid followers have allowed their political persuasions to extinguish any semblance of civility, open-mindedness and respect for different points of view. Luckily for American pop culture, Tinseltown still has a sliver of rational folks within its city limits. In DeGeneres' case, she spread goodwill at a football game in Texas last weekend and did more to unify the country than half the pols in Washington. It started with a photograph that went viral of the affable talk show host and former President George W. Bush sitting next to each other at a Dallas Cowboys game, smiling and enjoying each other's company.


Hollywood divided over Ellen DeGeneres hanging out with George W. Bush

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Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is facing a backlash after being spotted with former President George W. Bush at a NFL game. Fox New contributor Lawrence Jones reacts. Ellen DeGeneres has found herself at the center of a controversy. After being photographed at a Dallas Cowboys football game with former President George W. Bush this past weekend, DeGeneres, 61, took heat on Twitter for spending time with someone at the opposite end of the political spectrum. She followed up with a statement on her show saying: "I'm friends with George Bush. In fact, I'm friends with a lot of people who don't share the same beliefs that I have. We're all different and I think that we've forgotten that that's okay that we're all different ... but just because I don't agree with someone on everything doesn't mean that I'm not going to be friends with them."


Ellen DeGeneres stands up to Twitter mob, defends appearing with 'friend' George W. Bush

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Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 8 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres took a stand against the Twitter mob after receiving backlash for appearing at a football game next to former President George W. Bush, who she calls a "friend." During her monologue on Monday, DeGeneres told the audience that she and Portia de Rossi were invited to a Dallas Cowboys game by Charlotte Jones, daughter of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. She was seen in the suite sitting next to Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush.


George W. Bush says Ellen DeGeneres' comments on respect 'appreciated'

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Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is facing backlash after being spotted with former President George W. Bush at a NFL game. Fox New contributor Lawrence Jones reacts. Former President George W. Bush said he "appreciated" friend Ellen DeGeneres' comments about respect after the comedian took a stand against the Twitter mob shaming her for sitting next to Bush at a football game. Bush's spokesman, Freddy Ford, told Fox News exclusively on Tuesday: "President and Mrs. Bush really enjoyed being with Ellen and Portia (de Rossi) and appreciated Ellen's comments about respecting one another. The former president's comments come after DeGeneres was photographed sitting next to him at a Dallas Cowboys-Green Bay Packers game on Sunday The backlash over the pictures caused DeGeneres to defend her "friend" on her talk show on Monday. "When we were invited, I was aware that I was going to be surrounded with people from very different views and beliefs.


Elton John defends Ellen DeGeneres, George W. Bush's friendship after Twitter backlash

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Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines for Oct. 14 are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Elton John is supporting Ellen DeGeneres after the comedian endured serious backlash on social media for her friendship with George W. Bush. The British singer, 72, told NPR on Monday that he admired the talk show host, 61, for "very eloquently" standing by her friendship with the former president, 73, despite their political differences. "Unfortunately, what our democracy has become now is that it's not OK to have different opinions than yours and that is not healthy," explained John.