Woman Charged With Trespassing at Home of Ellen DeGeneres

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Actress Portia de Rossi and Comedian Ellen DeGeneres attends the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Orpheum Theatre on August 30, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

    A woman who was arrested at the Beverly Hills home of TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia de Rossi was charged Monday with a misdemeanor count of trespassing.

       Karen Grace Sjoden, 49, pleaded not guilty to the charge this afternoon in Beverly Hills Superior Court, and was ordered to return to court March 7 for trial.
    Sjoden was arrested last Thursday after being detained by a security team. She did not enter the couple's home, a representative for DeGeneres told People magazine.
    Sjoden had been jailed on $5,000 bail, but her bail was increased to $200,000 at the prosecution's request.