Hedda Muskat, who won two Daytime Emmy Awards working on the daytime talk show, spoke about its early days in a new interview.
Lea Thompson agrees with Brad Garrett that Ellen DeGeneres is fostering a toxic work environment on the set of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”“Sorry but it comes from the top @TheEllenShow,” Garrett, who starred on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” tweeted Thursday, calling out the DeGeneres after several former employees came out to describe mistreatment behind-the-scenes and DeGeneres offered an emotional apology. “Know more than one who were treated horribly by her. Common knowledge.”“True story. It is,” Thompson, whose credits include “Back to the Future” and “Some Kind of Wonderful,” responded Friday.Also Read: 3 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' Executive Producers Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Former EmployeesOn Friday, Scooter Braun, record executive and manager of clients like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, took to Instagram to defend DeGeneres, saying people “love to take shots.”“People love to take shots. They love to see people fall. How quickly so many forget. How easy it is to stay quiet when it doesn’t effect [sic] them,” Braun wrote in an Instagram post. “[DeGeneres] is a kind, thoughtful, courageous human being who stands for what is right and highlights on her show the best of us. She has helped change the views for equality all around the country and the world. She doesn’t do what is popular she does what is right.”He added, “Today I’m sending love out to her. I know first hand how much she helps others both when we are all watching and when we are not. @theellenshow thank you for all you do and keep your head held high.”According to BuzzFeed News in an article from July 17, 10 former employees and one current “Ellen” staffer — who all asked to remain anonymous — detailed instances of the negative culture at the show, including “microaggressions” toward an employee of color and occasions where individuals were fired for taking time off to attend funerals or due to medical problems.Also Read: Ellen DeGeneres Apologizes to Staff Over Workplace Culture, 'Staffing Changes' PromisedIn a letter to employees obtained by TheWrap, DeGeneres vowed to “correct the issues.”WarnerMedia also issued a statement on Thursday promising “several staffing changes, along with appropriate measures to address the issues that have been raised.” Reps for Warner Bros. declined to provide specific details on the nature and extent of the personnel changes.Earlier this week, executives from Telepictures, which produces the show, and distributor Warner Bros. TV announced that WarnerMedia’s employee relations group and a third-party firm would conduct the investigation into the accusations.Three executive producers at “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” have since been accused of sexual misconduct by former employees in a story published by BuzzFeed News late Thursday.In the article, multiple individuals who previously worked on the daytime talk show — who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retribution — detailed incidents of harassment and sexual misconduct they say they experienced with head writer and executive producer Kevin Leman, executive producer Ed Glavin, and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman.Representatives for DeGeneres and the show have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.Read original story Lea Thompson Backs Brad Garrett, Says ‘True Story’ That Ellen DeGeneres Has Treated Guests ‘Horribly’ At TheWrap
Australian radio host Neil Breen recalls "bizarre" encounter with DeGeneres and her producers.
Ellen DeGeneres spoke out on the Black Lives Matter movement Tuesday, days after deleting her first attempt to address the matter on Twitter.In a video posted on her Instagram account, the talk show host said she was “so sad” and “so angry” over the “people” who are “getting away with murder” — but not before giving a disclaimer to her many internet critics whom she expects will be “in disagreement with what I say.”“I haven’t spoken directly because I don’t know what to say. I am so sad and I am so angry, and I know I’m not going to say the right thing,” DeGeneres began. “I know there are going to be a lot of people who are going to be in disagreement with what I say. But I have a platform and I have a voice and I have always stood for equality.”Also Read: The LAPD Instigated a Riot, Falsely Arrested Me and Now I'm a BLM Activist (Guest Blog)Earlier this week, the talk show host was caught deleting a tweet that showed support for the Black Lives Matter movement after Twitter users responded with criticisms that her message was too vague and implored her to show proof of where she’s donated to help the movement. She later replaced the deleted tweet with a thread listing where she had made donations and pledging her support to protesters who are “standing up against the horrible injustices that Black people in America face everyday.”DeGeneres has been under fire over the past several months, ever since a photo of her attending a sports game with former president George W. Bush went viral, leading many to criticize her for being friends with “war criminals.” She also came under fire in early April over a comment she made during an at-home taping of her talk show in which she compared self-isolating at her mansion in Los Angeles to “being in jail.”Now, DeGeneres is vowing to continue to “be the voice for people who felt like they didn’t have a voice.”Also Read: LAPD's Public Zoom Call Over Protests Turns Into Nonstop Demands for Chief to Resign (Video)“I know what that feels like,” she wrote. “And maybe you don’t agree with how it’s coming out, but you have to understand it, and then we can heal it. I just, I’m just so sorry that it’s come to this. I really don’t know what to say other than this has gone on way, way, way too long. People have gotten away with murder and that’s what’s happening.”Watch the full video below:View this post on Instagram Sign a petition. Make a donation. Get informed. Make a phone call. Do it all from the link in my bio.A post shared by Ellen DeGeneres (@theellenshow) on Jun 1, 2020 at 2:08pm PDTRead original story Ellen DeGeneres Attempts a Do-Over on BLM Statement: ‘I Know I’m Not Gonna Say the Right Thing’ At TheWrap
Jason Momoa will portray the swordsman Duncan Idaho in Denis Villeneuve's two-part movie adaptation of 'Dune'.
The California Lottery thought gifting the audience of Ellen DeGeneres’s daytime talk show $212,500 worth of scratcher tickets was a good way to drum up publicity, but now state lawmakers are investigating whether it was a misuse of funds.A report by The Los Angeles Times Thursday said that State Sen. Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) has asked an auditor to look into the California State Lottery’s giveaway after a whistleblower complaint raised concerns about “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” promotion.In early December, the lottery gifted the show 425 packets that each included 72 scratchers tickets with a face value of $500 per packet for an audience giveaway.Also Read: Ellen DeGeneres, Sandra Bullock Sue 100 Anonymous Individuals Over Fake EndorsementsThe giveaway was part of DeGeneres’ “12 Days of Giveaways” holiday promotion, during which she was joined by late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel to reveal the gifts. In addition to the scratchers, DeGeneres and Kimmel gave the audience a $500 Visa gift card, $500 in beauty products, $300 in new clothes and a trip to a beach resort.In 1984, California voters approved the lottery with the stipulation that 34% of sales revenue would go toward education. The whistleblower complaint was filed by employees at the California State Lottery. Chang said the lottery should have been reimbursed by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” for the tickets.“This concerns me because, bottom line, the mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California public schools,” Chang said. “I want to know how this contribution affects supplemental funding to California public schools. Does it help? I don’t think so.”The complaint comes just a week before an auditor is set to release a report into the lottery. Chang requested the audit last year after the state lottery was accused of wasteful spending, improper gifts and nepotism.Read original story ‘Ellen’ Show’s $212,500 in Scratchers Giveaway Spurs California Lottery ‘Misuse of Funds’ Probe At TheWrap
Dakota Johnson opened up about Shia LaBeouf's 2017 arrest, which took place while the two were filming "The Peanut Butter Falcon."
The host gave Kate Austin and Sarah Sulsenti a chance to share their special moment with chosen family.
The Marvel actor says Bush needs to be "brought to justice" in response to DeGeneres's statement supporting the former president.
The talk show host and the former president exchanged laughs at the NFL game with their wives in team owner Jerry Jones' suite.
The friends sat down with Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday, and things got hilariously awkward really fast.
Producers of the Oscars are to forge ahead with this year's show without a host, despite pleas last week from Ellen DeGeneres that they should rehire Kevin Hart.
Ellen De Generes brought forward the air date for an 'incredible and honest' interview with axed Oscars host Kevin Hart, which has just aired the US.
At least eight people were killed, and six more were injured in the shooting on Saturday.
Keira Knightley's daughter won't grow up thinking that she needs to be rescued by a man — like Cinderella and many other Disney princesses.
The boy band appear on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show' following their Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.