Ellen Gets Ticketed After Lunch With Portia


Oct. 9 2011, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Ellen DeGeneres may be at the height of her popularity but that didn't stop the talk show queen from being brought down to earth Saturday -- with a parking ticket!

Ellen was with her wife Portia de Rossi and mom Betty, and the three enjoyed a leisurely lunch at the popular Beverly Hills restaurant, Frida Mexican Cuisine.

Ellen was as gracious as ever with fans and photogs, smiling and signing autographs. Then the fun stopped!

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When the ladies returned to Ellen's car, she discovered she'd been ticketed!

Ellen insisted that the parking meter was faulty but she didn't throw a diva tantrum about it.

The "new Oprah," as she's being called, promised to pay the $58.


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