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NBC Has a Replacement Show for Ellen

Kelly Clarkson's talk show will take over DeGeneres' time slot in 2022

(Newser) - Kelly Clarkson's talk show will replace Ellen DeGeneres' in its time slot on NBC when the latter's show ends its 19-season run in 2022. The Kelly Clarkson Show, which is owned and produced by NBC's syndication arm, launched in September 2019, the Washington Post reports. "By...

Dakota Johnson Fans Give Her Credit for Ending Ellen
Fans to Dakota Johnson:
Thanks for Ending Ellen
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Fans to Dakota Johnson: Thanks for Ending Ellen

They say 2019 interview was the beginning of the end

(Newser) - When Ellen DeGeneres starting getting a lot of bad press last year, Dakota Johnson fans said an awkward exchange during a 2019 interview was the "beginning of the end" for the talk show host. After DeGeneres confirmed Wednesday that her show is ending after its upcoming 19th season, many...

Ellen: Attacks on Me Were 'Orchestrated,' 'Misogynistic'
Ellen: I'm a Victim of Misogyny

Ellen: I'm a Victim of Misogyny

Talk show host opens up about toxic workplace scandal

(Newser) - When Ellen DeGeneres addressed allegations of a toxic workplace at her talk show last year, she said "things happened here that never should have happened" and "the necessary changes" had been made. Her stance appears a little different now after announcing the Ellen DeGeneres Show is nearing its...

You Might've Seen It Coming. Now, Ellen Confirms It

Her show will wrap in 2022 after 19th season

(Newser) - The end of an era of daytime TV approaches, with Ellen DeGeneres' announcement that her long running NBC talk show will wrap next year. "As great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore," the comedian tells the Hollywood ...

Ellen DeGeneres Hemorrhages Viewers After 'Toxic' Allegations

Comedian's daytime talk show has seen a 43% ratings decline since 'toxic workplace' allegations

(Newser) - When Ellen DeGeneres kicked off her daytime talk show's 18th season in September, that episode drew in the highest ratings for one of her season openers in four years. Since then, however, there's been a "startling setback," per the New York Times , which reports on a...

Ellen: No One Told Me This About COVID

Talk show host says she's 'great' apart from back pain

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres was "feeling fine" when she revealed her COVID-19 diagnosis a week ago. That's not quite the case now. In a video released Wednesday, the talk show host said she was "feeling 100%" and "really good"—but then immediately described an unwelcome symptom: "...

Ellen DeGeneres Has Virus
Ellen Suspends Show

Ellen Suspends Show

DeGeneres tests positive for COVID

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres' talk show has been stop-and-go this year, and now it's stopping again. Ellen shut down early in the pandemic, then returned the air in early April, hosting from her living room. After an internal investigation into workplace mistreatment, it wasn't certain that the fall season would...

Ellen's 18th Season Opens With an Apology

'I am so sorry to the people who were affected'

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres used her opening monologue of the new season of her talk show to address a summer of controversy and issue an apology, reports the AP . Watch it here . The key part of the apology, as quoted by BuzzFeed :
  • "As you may have heard, this summer there were

Scandal Fails to Derail Season 18 of Ellen's Show

It premieres Sept. 21

(Newser) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show is indeed coming back for its 18th season despite the controversy that resulted in the departures of three producers. "I can’t wait to get back to work and back to our studio. And, yes, we’re gonna talk about it," DeGeneres said in...

To Understand Ellen, Recall Her Sitcom Controversy
To Know Ellen DeGeneres,
Recall Her Sitcom Controversy
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To Know Ellen DeGeneres, Recall Her Sitcom Controversy

Jezebel piece: Homophobia nearly derailed her career, and she rebounded as 'nice' and 'bland'

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres, long seen as the "nicest woman in Hollywood," is now facing big controversy amid allegations that she and show execs are anything but nice when the cameras aren't rolling. In a lengthy piece at Jezebel , Joan Summers suggests that the key to understanding DeGeneres lies...

Ellen's Show Fires 3 Producers After Scandal

Warner Bros. confirms they have 'parted ways' with the series

(Newser) - Three producers of the Ellen DeGeneres Show have exited amid allegations of a dysfunctional workplace that harbored misbehavior including sexual misconduct and racially insensitive remarks, the AP reports. Executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman have “parted ways” with the long-running daytime series, a...

More Big Names Support Ellen
More Big Names Support Ellen

More Big Names Support Ellen

Katy Perry, DJ Samantha Ronson have kind words for talk show host

(Newser) - Katy Perry has joined celebrity manager Scooter Braun in defending Ellen DeGeneres amid allegations of a toxic atmosphere at her talk show. "I know I can't speak for anyone else's experience besides my own but I want to acknowledge that I have only ever had positive takeaways...

Can Ellen Recover From Avalanche of Bad Press?
Can Ellen Recover From
Avalanche of Bad Press?
the rundown

Can Ellen Recover From Avalanche of Bad Press?

She plans to be back, but rumors are circulating about possible replacements

(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...

Big Names Aren't Buying Ellen's Apology

Brad Garrett, Lea Thompson don't have positive things to say; Scooter Braun comes to her defense

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres offered an apology this week to her staff for what's been increasingly reported as a "toxic" workplace , but some big names are pushing back on her words. "Anyone who knows me knows it's the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for...

Ellen DeGeneres Is Sorry
Ellen DeGeneres Is Sorry

Ellen DeGeneres Is Sorry

Apologizes to staff over allegations of toxic workplace

(Newser) - After a probe was launched into the allegedly "toxic" environment at The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the host is apologizing to her staff. "On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness—no one...

Probe Launched Into 'Toxic' Ellen Show Workplace

Employees have lobbed several complaints this year

(Newser) - Months after Variety published a piece on "furious," "distressed," and "outraged" crew members on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the magazine reports that WarnerMedia has launched an internal investigation. The probe comes after another piece on the "toxic work culture" at the show, this one...

Someone Broke Into Ellen's Home
Someone Broke
Into Ellen's Home

Someone Broke Into Ellen's Home

Montecito, California home burglarized

(Newser) - Expensive watches and jewelry were stolen from Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's Montecito home on July 4, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday. Authorities say they believe the home was targeted due to the fact that celebrities own it, People reports, and law enforcement says...

The Virus Upended Ellen. Her Crew Is Peeved

Production workers say higher-ups haven't been transparent on pay, scheduling

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres' most famous phrase is "be kind," but some of her own crew members say they aren't feeling that kindness from top producers on her talk show. "Numerous insiders" tell Variety that a group of 30 or so lighting coordinators, grips, camera operators, and other...

Pink Details Her Coronavirus Experience

'Scariest thing I've ever ever been through in my whole life'

(Newser) - Pink revealed last week that she had recovered from the coronavirus, and in a new interview with Ellen DeGeneres, the singer details what she and her son went through during their illnesses. DeGeneres previewed the interview, which will air Thursday, on Instagram . In the clip, Pink says that there came...

Ellen Brings Show Back With a Toilet Paper Joke

'This is like being in jail,' she added about quarantine

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres has joined the ranks of talk-show hosts returning to the airwaves from their own homes. On Monday, DeGeneres did so from her glass-walled living room, expressing a hope that she could provide a pleasant distraction from the coronavirus pandemic. (See the video .) DeGeneres, whose show had suspended...

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