After 9/11, DeGeneres was set to host the Emmys, but it was canceled twice. When the Emmys finally aired, DeGeneres touched on the attacks, saying, "What would bother the Taliban more than seeing a gay woman in a suit surrounded by Jews?" In 2005, the awards show looked to Ellen for disaster relief again after Hurricane Katrina and chose the Louisiana native to host.
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