Ellen DeGeneres trespasser gets probation in LA

Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:03pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A woman arrested outside the home of TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia de Rossi last month was sentenced to three years' probation on Monday after pleading no contest to trespassing.

Los Angeles judge also ordered Karen Grace Sjoden, 50, to stay away from the home, de Rossi, DeGeneres and one of the comedian's employees, according to a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles District Attorney.

DeGeneres hosts her own hit daytime talk show. In 2008, she married de Rossi, an Australian actress whose TV credits include "Ally McBeal," "Arrested Development" and "Nip/Tuck."

(Reporting by Bob Tourtellotte; Editing by Dean Goodman)

<p>Judge Ellen DeGeneres arrives for the 9th season finale of 'American Idol' in Los Angeles May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>