Can Ellen Recover From Avalanche of Bad Press?

She plans to be back, but rumors are circulating about possible replacements
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2020 1:24 PM CDT

(Newser) – Not too long ago, Ellen DeGeneres had the reputation of being one of the nicest people in show business. But a steady cascade of negative stories about how she treats people—staffers and guests alike—has not only put a big dent in that reputation but raised questions about the future of her show. The latest:

  • A primer: If you need a thorough rehashing of all the things that have come out, start with this Washington Post story. DeGeneres herself began poking holes in her reputation as the world's friendliest celeb with a Netflix standup special Relatable in 2018, and in an interview in the New York Times in December of that year headlined, "Ellen DeGeneres Is Not as Nice as You Think."
  • Latest report: A new story about DeGeneres is out in the Wrap in which former producer Hedda Muskat speaks of a "culture of fear" on the set, calls DeGeneres a "toxic host," and adds that executive producer Ed Glavin contributed to all of the above in full view of DeGeneres and was not reined in by her.

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