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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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

Michelle Obama: Isolation Offers 'Important' Lesson

'We just don't need a lot of the stuff that we have'

(Newser) - Her show is on hiatus but Ellen DeGeneres is still interviewing celebrities, now from the comfort of her couch in Santa Barbara. Last week, she called up Adam Levine, followed by Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, and John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, confessing that she was "so bored,"... More »

Here's What Hillary Has to Say About VP Possibility

'Never say never,' but she tells Ellen DeGeneres she doesn't think it's going to happen

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has long flirted with the speculation that she might jump into the 2020 race for president, but with the primaries officially underway, that speculation seems likely to end. But what about vice president? "I never say never, because I do believe in serving my country. But it'... More »

Teen Told to Cut Dreadlocks Scores One Win

DeAndre Arnold now has $20K for college, thanks to Ellen

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres is "begging" a Texas high school to reconsider its decision to bar a student from graduation over the length of his dreadlocks . "This kid is a good kid. He deserves to graduate, to walk with all the other kids … Please. Change your mind," she... More »

Ellen, Sandra Bullock File Suit Together

Lawsuit targets pop-up websites using star power without permission

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres and Sandra Bullock have teamed up to take on the so-called "celebrity endorsement theft industry." Their lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks to expose 100 anonymous individuals and entities that fraudulently sell health and beauty products using the celebrities' names, images, and likenesses without permission. The entities, which... More »

Ellen and Dubya: Is She the New Mr. Rogers?

Not even celebrities can agree on a response to DeGeneres-Bush controversy

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres' explanation of her controversial friendship with George W. Bush is garnering both praise and criticism. Even among the celebrity set there's disagreement over whether she's to be praised or roasted for her declaration that, "When I say 'be kind to one another,' I... More »

Ellen Sat Next to Dubya at a Football Game. Then, Backlash

After criticism, DeGeneres explained it's OK to be friends with people who have different beliefs

(Newser) - Celebrity, politics, and sports merged into one headline Monday after a flap over an NFL game that Ellen DeGeneres went to this weekend. The 61-year-old talk show host and her wife, Portia de Rossi, went to the Dallas Cowboys-Green Bay Packers game on Sunday as the guest of Charlotte Jones,... More »

Ellen DeGeneres Details Sexual Abuse at Hands of Stepfather

She tells story to David Letterman on Season 2 of his talk show

(Newser) - Speaking with David Letterman on an upcoming episode of his talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, fellow talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres got emotional when discussing the sexual assault she endured as a teen. After her mother, Betty, got remarried to "a very bad man," Betty was... More »

David Letterman: I Should Have Left Late Show '10 Years Ago'

'Nobody had the guts to fire me,' he says

(Newser) - If it seems like David Letterman hosted a talk show for a long, long time, he agrees. "I stayed on television way too long," he told Ellen DeGeneres on her show Thursday, USA Today reports. His Late Show ran from 1993 to 2015. "Nobody had the guts... More »

Ellen Responds to Backlash Over Support for Kevin Hart

As Don Lemon of CNN joins the chorus of critics

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres made big celebrity headlines Friday when she pushed for Kevin Hart to host the Oscars after all. And after a furious backlash, she doesn't appear to be changing her mind, reports E! Online . "However you feel about this, the only positive way through it is to... More »

A New Twist in the Oscars Hosting Drama?

Ellen DeGeneres told Kevin Hart the Academy wants him

(Newser) - He got a gig "nobody was trying to score," and then he just as swiftly lost it . Now, nearly a month after Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting the Oscars after past homophobic tweets surfaced, the 39-year-old comedian may be reconsidering his decision. Variety reports Hart revealed this... More »

Ex-First Lady Passes Torch to Another as 'Most Admired Woman'

Michelle Obama takes crown from Hillary Clinton, winner since 2002; Barack Obama is men's victor

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has been named the most admired woman in Gallup's annual survey more than any other since Gallup started asking in 1946: 22 times, to be exact, including for each year since 2002. This year, however, another former first lady has finally knocked Clinton off the hill. Michelle... More »

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