Ellen DeGeneres, here taping her daytime program, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," in Burbank, Calif., in 2011, will receive the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Michael Rozman, File)

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Ellen DeGeneres, here taping her daytime program, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," in Burbank, Calif., in 2011, will receive the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Michael Rozman, File)