Entertainer Ellen DeGeneres, center, greets fans on the red carpet before receiving the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in

 

              Entertainer Ellen DeGeneres, center, greets fans on the red carpet before receiving the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in
Entertainer Ellen DeGeneres, center, greets fans on the red carpet before receiving the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)