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Portia de Rossi on 'Ted,' Ellen and babies

As half of the most famous gay couple in the country, Portia de Rossi is still working to decipher the mixed messages American culture is sending her way right now. On the one hand, the actress' marriage to talk-show queen Ellen DeGeneres has won enough popular acceptance that tabloids speculate about whether De Rossi will soon bear the couple's first child through in vitro fertilization. The rumors -- which she repeatedly has denied -- provoked good-natured exasperation from De Rossi during a recent visit to the downtown Los Angeles set of her new ABC comedy "Better Off Ted," which premieres Wednesday. Nonetheless, she's pleased that questions about her family...