15 Reasons Ellen Rules Daytime

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Ellen DeGeneres has been making television audiences laugh with her award-winning show, Ellen, for over a decade. That's nearly 2,000 episodes, folks. She's also managed to score a whopping 15 People's Choice Awards. Talk about a living legend. 

You don't get 12 seasons under your belt just by kicks and giggles; you need a formula and DeGeneres has it. Maybe it's her shameless approach to celebrity culture or just how darn relatable she seems, but DeGeneres is the undisputed ruler of daytime television. 

She turns 57 today and since we can't dance her birthday away with her, celebrating her ingenuity will just have to do. 

Happy birthday, Ellen. As your Finding Nemo character said, "Just keep swimming." It's working so, so well.