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A Look Inside Ellen’s Gorillapalooza Fundraiser

October 19, 2019

WHAT I LIKE”] (SINGING) Gold jewelry
shining so bright, strawberry champagne on ice. Lucky for you, that’s what
I like, that’s what I like. Lucky for you, that’s what
I like, that’s what I like. I gotta say, it’s amazing and
beyond my wildest imagination to have you all here. Dian Fossey left
an amazing legacy. She began her work saving
an endangered species 50 years ago, and here we
are with an opportunity to continue her work. There are only 1,000
mountain gorillas on Earth. 1,000. And tonight, we’re here to make
it possible to see this species rebound. Ellen and I both thank you
so much for joining us. Anyway, so Ellen said
to me, look, we got to– something about the monkeys. We got to get the
monkeys back together or something like that. I don’t know if I
understood correctly, but this is by the
monkeys, and we’re wishing them all the best. [MUSIC – CHRIS MARTIN, “I’M A
I saw her face. I’m a believer. Without a trace of
doubt in my mind. And I’m in love. Ooh. I’m a believer, I couldn’t
leave her if I tried. So Ellen and I are not
professional auctioneers. We’re not. But what we’d love
you to do now is, just so we know where to be looking
and to keep our eyes, we’d love on the count of
three, all of the tables to point to the richest
person at that table. OK? All right. One, two, three. Oh, wow. This is an amazing night we’re
having because of my wife Portia de Rossi thinking
about the gorillas, realizing how
important it was to me, and the Dian Fossey Fund has
been amazing for 50 years. To put my name with
it is just incredible. It’s an honor. OK, Ellen, kick us off. What are we bidding for? Tickets to my 12
Days of Giveaways. This is a show that
everybody wants to go to. $25,000. Who’s saying $25,000? $25,000. Shelly says $25,000. Diane Keaton says $30,000. Sofia Vergara says $59,000. Colombian pesos. Colombian pesos. No, no, no no. No. $50,000. 50 down here for Julia Roberts. Good, America’s sweetheart
Julia Roberts, $50,000. Any advance on 50? Sitting on her lap
with her husband. 55 on Sofia Vergara. $55,000. Yes, it’s for the gorillas! Oh my God. She’s going to take
America’s sweetheart down. It is on. She says, $55,000, I got money. 60 at the back. 65. $65,000. Sofia says, do not
push me around. And that was aimed at Julia. She looked at you and said 65. $80,000? $80,000. Julia Roberts says $80,000. Oh my god. Wow. $85,000! $85,000. Sofia Vergara says $85,000. Good for you. Both of you can come together
for 12 Days of Giveaways. Done. [MUSIC – CHRIS MARTIN, “SKY FULL
OF STARS”] (SINGING) Cause you’re a sky,
you’re a sky full of stars. Guess what we raised tonight? Over $5 million. [CHEERING] Over $5 million! It’s an amazing experience. I hope you all get
to go to Rwanda. We open the campus in
’21, spring of ’21. I hope you all get
a chance to go. Thank you so much, everybody. Thank you so much. Good night!


  • Reply Arizona Lady October 15, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Yay 5 mill! Good job you guys! For the Gorillaz!!!

  • Reply Siobhan Power October 15, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Well done to ye both yer amazing

  • Reply Abcde Rivera October 15, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    I can now see the Future of those Gorilla's 😍🤩

  • Reply Róbert Èvi October 15, 2019 at 3:16 pm


  • Reply Jean Beatrice Andres October 15, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Ellen and james should start an auction show where A listers battle for hours.. i would totally watch that😂

  • Reply Diana Q. October 15, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Imagine having money like that wow good job

  • Reply Tanisha Park October 15, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Amazing earthlings! Wow im inspired

  • Reply lulu's wonderland October 15, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    No ONE


  • Reply Gen Seda October 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    ellen youre inspiring

  • Reply Naveena Binu October 15, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    0:08 i was screaming!

  • Reply Pres_ 25 October 15, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Ellen is just an amazing human being

  • Reply Sanjay Gautam October 15, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Ellen is so Cute !!! Love you !!!!!! Yeah @@@@@####&&&&

  • Reply Mary Gh October 15, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    i cant handle this much affluent people

  • Reply MusicGameMovies October 15, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    So much love from this event. ❤️ I hope in the near future, they will do the same for the hungry children people in Africa.

  • Reply sana safeena October 15, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Go save the gorrillas baby!!

  • Reply Kevin Dolan October 15, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Thank you for helping the Gorillas. DO NOT fly to Rwanda, because that will destroy our environment.

  • Reply Yan Cz October 15, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    That's great but i dont know how I feel about this ..ellen yes the animal are very important and need help but also there are so many children that could be feed with all the money as well.. I guess everyones priorities are different. 😕😩

  • Reply Jitesh Karania October 15, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    I love it 😍

  • Reply M Pilar October 15, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    So miley didnt make It?

  • Reply Hoang Nguyen October 15, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Who tf dislike this video

  • Reply Daryl Alston October 15, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    I love you Ellen forever

  • Reply Rohith Rohi October 15, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Bruno mars😍

  • Reply Robbynne Smith October 15, 2019 at 4:27 pm


  • Reply Sharmila Limbu October 15, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Ellen is the definition of human being.

  • Reply Jyothir ganesh October 15, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    I would say a lavish fundraiser.. jst a reason for a party.. instead y couldn't these funds be used for ur cause -_-

  • Reply py lvr October 15, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    can we do that for dying kids instead of animals ? Please

  • Reply Natiq AFG October 15, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    I love Sofia ❤

  • Reply Thxburrow October 15, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    ellen please send andy to haunted house ….. alone

  • Reply Pamilya Nguyen October 15, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    That’s Ellen knows how to give back ❤️

  • Reply Kaushal Kapdoskar October 15, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    God bless Ellen

  • Reply meMint October 15, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Imagine if we could get 5 million dollars for the environmental crisis this easy

  • Reply Anamer October 15, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    "Colombian pesos" 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply Just Another one October 15, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    I need more Sofia on the show 🥰

  • Reply Diplomat Zhantereeva October 15, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Monkey important or people who dont have no job,no house or no opportinuty ?

  • Reply Ivy Blessed Gold October 15, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    She is incredible. I love gorillas more than humans. I’m so glad she’s saving them. I’m beyond greatful For Ellen.

  • Reply Trollin since 79 October 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Is this to raise the money back for her birthday gift Portia bought 🤣 Kinda like giving your kids money at secret Santa to buy you a gift.

  • Reply saikrishna siripuram October 15, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Love you Ellen from india

  • Reply Wanderlustin October 15, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Wow with 5 million dollars we better see a change!

  • Reply leesa m October 15, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    would love to watch the entire night… Can only imagine how amazing

  • Reply Niall T October 15, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Bunch of elites who live in their own bubble.

  • Reply Oedor October 15, 2019 at 6:02 pm


  • Reply Leslie Meeks October 15, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    FANTASTIC!!!! 😃😄🐒🐒🐒🐒

  • Reply That Guy October 15, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Portia doing fundraisers? Is she Lindsay bluth again😂

  • Reply Life of Aimée October 15, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Amazing – well done to all involved!!

  • Reply mubashir dost October 15, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Who else wants ellen to do more wwe superstars like becky and Charlotte??

  • Reply malwina malwa October 15, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    now they should help some kids..;( how many kids dieing every many does not have sira..india..

  • Reply DM W October 15, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Can I go with Julia and Sophia!! <3

  • Reply Thanuja Balaratnam October 15, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    A million kisses and hugs to ellen. Love you and thank u for your contribution

  • Reply LJkiller October 15, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Amazing 5 Million! 😀

  • Reply Ceren Kocak October 15, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Wow incredible night 😍🤩

  • Reply Anu Smiler October 15, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Miley is missing

  • Reply Joan Pashinsky-Greve October 15, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Thankyou for saving those babies and all you very wealthy people Thankyou for donating your all wonderful people

  • Reply Piumali October 15, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Please upload more videos 😊

  • Reply Nina W October 15, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    portia voice is really addicting to hear.. 🤣

  • Reply Jonathan Luciano October 15, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Sofía vergara droping 85,000 like it is nothing. That is 5 years of hard work on minimum wage here in Puerto Rico.

  • Reply Fernanda Garza October 15, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Colombian pesos!!! 😂😂😂😂

  • Reply lisa koola October 15, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    this is must be the fundraiser ever

  • Reply Meenakshi Bhanja October 15, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Ahhh… these 2 ❣️💕💖 Ellen / Portia.. make me melt

  • Reply jo wilde October 15, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Incredible well done girls and the world thanks all those who contributed you are all amazing 💜💛💚💙

  • Reply Letícia Sepinho October 15, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    I need a season just with Sofia Vergara as the guest 😂😂

  • Reply Lissa Fiel October 15, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    I'm a believer was sung by the Monkiee's but it was written by Neil Diamond !!! Just saying !
    I Love Ellen and all her and her friends do for making the world a better place !😎

  • Reply jj October 16, 2019 at 12:31 am

    I’m here for Bruno

  • Reply Kenia Garcia October 16, 2019 at 12:33 am

    Sksksksksksk this could have been our chance to get one direction back together🤧🤧😤😂🤠😤

  • Reply Sonja Dawn October 16, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Portia and Ellen work in every way – beautiful!

  • Reply Ana Guevara October 16, 2019 at 1:49 am

    59,000 Colombian pesos 🤣🤣🤣🤣 thanks like 20 dollars hahahahah

  • Reply Kristen Andrews October 16, 2019 at 2:20 am

    I would love to go to the gorilla campus someday 😍 I'm a vet tech student and I'm hopefully going to get to go to South Africa next year for a learning experience, it would be awesome if there could be a program for veterinary professionals to work with gorillas too in Rwanda 💕

  • Reply nabaa zuhair October 16, 2019 at 4:20 am

    I understand they are an endangered species but isn't human life more precious ? Isn't that money more important to be spent on poverty and fighting cruption and standing with people of certin countrys

  • Reply WolfDen Mom11 October 16, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Please can you have Simon c. On your show please!

  • Reply Rahma Ismikhan October 16, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Welcome to Africa again my Queen.We love you Ellen

  • Reply Rahma Ismikhan October 16, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Welcome to Africa again my Queen.We love you Ellen

  • Reply Dushime Aline October 16, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Rwanda my country thanks Ellen

  • Reply Annointed One October 16, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Globalism socialism is evil.

  • Reply Curiously Skeptic October 16, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Wow celebs hav so much power 5 million raised in one evening 😅😅

  • Reply V S October 16, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Thanks Ellen for doing this ❤

  • Reply ASMR MOUSE October 16, 2019 at 9:09 am


  • Reply Shyam Sunder October 16, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Even though I am gorilla she never sensed me funds

  • Reply TheHurricaneJedi October 16, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Great for the gorillas but it feels like this is just a bunch of rich liberals congratulating themselves.

  • Reply night sorcerer October 16, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Did anyone notice chris martin have ditched his band??

  • Reply The Christicorn October 16, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    I bet Diane Keaton was happy since Chris Martin is no longer with Dakota Johnson!

  • Reply Marilyn Cwik October 16, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Big deal.

  • Reply Roxanie Birosel October 16, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    it makes me goosebumps! congrats ellen 💗

  • Reply raski Tampati October 17, 2019 at 12:55 am


  • Reply Angela Bailey October 17, 2019 at 3:10 am

    Great work. While we can't fix everything we can all pick something and focus on that to do our little bit. For me that is planting the types of flowers that bees like in my outdoor plant pots, a small thing that I can afford to do. The big stuff like Gorillas need generous people like you 😉 x

  • Reply Stacey y sus Pollitos October 17, 2019 at 4:56 am

    The title should've been How to Make You feel even Poorer

  • Reply Natalie Lear October 17, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Just magic x

  • Reply Andre Mrl October 17, 2019 at 7:00 am

    I thought this was a small foundation before I saw this video😳😍❤️❤️❤️
    I loved her more now💖

  • Reply Minh Anh October 17, 2019 at 9:02 am


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  • Reply Matilda Brown October 17, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    She is my mom and l love her alot❤

  • Reply abdul latif khan October 17, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Ellen ….. Respect from Bangladesh.

  • Reply Punam Subba October 17, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    I love you soo much ellen

  • Reply Stevn Thomas October 17, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Imagine having a fundraising with your friends for the animals you love and ending up with 5MILION dollars, I’ll be happy my friends wanna donate 5dollar!

  • Reply Jay Vala October 17, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    This is really great

  • Reply Quincy Jones October 17, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    550 000 homeless people in the US alone. 10's of millions of sick people in the US alone who cant even afford their own health care. Millions of single mothers and fathers struggling just to survive. And here is Ellen raising money for gorilla's.

  • Reply andre Way October 17, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Good job👏👏👏👏👏👏👏life to GORILAZZZ❤️

  • Reply Diamondlady13 _/__ October 18, 2019 at 12:52 am

    Sofia's offer in dollars would have been around 17 dollars, look it up 😂😂

  • Reply Alexander Flores October 18, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    85,000 dollars all I need is 3,000 for collage tuition hahahaha

  • Reply Lucy Moran October 18, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Rwanda is my Aunts home. Wow Ellen and Portia are amazing .

  • Reply John Edward Jones October 18, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Wonderful fun and great contribution to saving the amazing Gorillas. Thank you!

  • Reply pamela mckenzie October 18, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Fantastic what they doing Ellen you are a light worker sent to care for our animals bless you lots and lots and your wife for treating you to your dream how amazing. Beautiful people.

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