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    Tony Okungbowa — also known as DJ Tony on The Ellen DeGeneres Show — echoed his former colleagues in an Instagram post, in which he detailed the “toxicity” that comes with working under Ellen DeGeneres. “Hey Guys. I hope you are all keeping safe out there during these trying times. I have been getting calls asking me about the Ellen Degeneres Show and I would like to address the time I spent there,” wrote Okungbowa in an Instagram post. “I was on air talent from 2003-2006 and from 2007 -2013,” he continued. “While I am grateful for the opportunity it afforded me, I did experience and feel the toxicity of the environment and I stand with my former colleagues in their...
    Tony Okungbowa — known as DJ Tony during his time on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” — is standing in solidarity with his former colleagues, saying that he too felt the alleged “toxicity” of working under the host. “Hey Guys,” Okungbowa began his Instagram post addressing the current accusations against the comedian. “I hope you are all keeping safe out there during these trying times. I have been getting calls asking me about the Ellen Degeneres Show and I would like to address the time I spent there. “I was on air talent from 2003-2006 and from 2007 -2013,” he went on. “While I am grateful for the opportunity it afforded me, I did experience and feel the toxicity of...
    Ellen DeGeneres' brother has defended the embattled host, who is currently facing an investigation over allegations of racism, bullying, as well as fostering a 'toxic environment' behind the scenes of her hit talk show. Vance DeGeneres, 65, said that Ellen, 62, is being 'viciously attacked' amid her toxic workplace scandal, which he decried as being 'all bulls***.'  'If you think Ellen would knowingly allow bullying or racism on her show, you don’t know my sister,' Vance said in a statement on Tuesday via Twitter.  'My sister is being viciously attacked': Ellen DeGeneres' brother Vance defends the embattled talk show host amid toxic workplace scandal The actor and musician added: 'She has been and continues to be a bright...
    “The Ellen Show” continued to see a drop in ratings amid reports of a toxic workplace environment and sexual misconduct by executive producers. The show has hit a new record low in television ratings, according to a report published Tuesday by TheWrap. The reruns reportedly drew a 1.0 Live and Same Day rating from Neilson, TheWrap reported. Ratings for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” hit a new low in July 2020 following the release of bombshell reports about the allegedly toxic work environment that staffers have to deal with. https://t.co/AB3slakJnM — KTVU (@KTVU) August 5, 2020 The ratings have dropped 9% from the previous week and 29% from the same July week in 2019. The drop in ratings come as...
    In communities of color, one organization is helping to fill the COVID-19 testing gap 2 organizations are working to revive NYCs Chinatown as it reels from the pandemic and racial stigma The Ellen Show ratings fall to an all-time low as new allegations surface © Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images Ellen DeGeneres in the press room at the 2016 People's Choice Awards on January 6, 2016. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images Ratings for "The Ellen Show" have fallen to an all-time low after new allegations surfaced against Ellen DeGeneres in the past few weeks.  According to the Wrap, ratings fell significantly during the week ending July 26 — just one week after Buzzfeed News published a report about the "toxic" work culture...
    Ellen DeGeneres in the press room at the 2016 People's Choice Awards on January 6, 2016. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images Ratings for "The Ellen Show" have fallen to an all-time low after new allegations surfaced against Ellen DeGeneres in the past few weeks.  According to the Wrap, ratings fell significantly during the week ending July 26 — just one week after Buzzfeed News published a report about the "toxic" work culture on the show.  Since then, numerous other people have spoken out about their experiences with DeGeneres, as well as their time on her show.  DeGeneres' executive producer, however, recently told a fan that "nobody is going off the air."  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Ratings for...
    Tony Okungbowa has spoken out. The Ellen DeGeneres Show‘s original DJ Tony Okungbowa has spoken out about his time on the series. Ellen and her crew have dominated the headlines over the past few weeks after the host was accused of being mean and three employees were then accused of inappropriate behavior behind the scenes. Tony opened up about his experience in a post shared to his Instagram account on Tuesday, August 4, which can be seen here. In it, he claimed that he felt “the toxicity” during the many years working alongside Ellen. The actor appeared on the series for nine non-consecutive years, first making his debut back in 2003 until he left in 2006. He returned in 2007...
    A former DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show has said he 'did feel the toxicity of the environment' in an Instagram post addressing allegations leveled at the program.  Tony Okungbowa, known to millions of viewers as DJ Tony, told his 29,000 followers he 'stands with his former colleagues' after a number of them said producers perpetuated a toxic work environment that included bullying and racism.  Okungbowa was the DJ on the show for two stints between 2003 and 2006 and later from 2007 until 2013. He did not offer any examples of toxic behavior but addressed the need for 'a healthier and more inclusive workplace' on the show.  Last week, DeGeneres told staffers she was sorry about what was going on, in a...
    The production company behind The Ellen DeGeneres Show has insisted Ellen will return to her talk show in the fall despite 'toxic' workplace claims. The Ellen DeGeneres Show is currently under an internal investigation after employees came forward about experiencing "racism, fear and intimidation” while working there. 5The production company behind The Ellen DeGeneres Show has insisted Ellen will return to her talk showCredit: Getty Images Production company Telepictures confirmed to TODAY that Ellen will return to the stage to host the 18th season of her talk show. Show spokesperson Melissa Little Padgitt confirmed that staff have returned remotely yesterday following their summer hiatus - although crew have yet to return until they plan COVID-19 safety guidelines. And while there was murmurs...
    Hedda Muskat worked on the show when it was first created. Joshua Blanchard/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images/Chris Pizzello/AP In an interview with The Wrap, a former producer of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" described a "culture of fear" on set and called the show's eponymous host "toxic." Hedda Muskat told The Wrap about an incident early on in the show after she was hired in which she said executive producer Ed Glavin screamed at a staff member in front of everybody, and DeGeneres "giggled." "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is currently under internal investigation by WarnerMedia after allegations of racial discrimination, sexual misconduct, and a toxic work environment from former employees. DeGeneres released a letter of apology to employees, saying...
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show held a call with staffers to discuss how the daytime talk show will move forward amid accusations of a toxic workplace, according to reports.    Among those on the meeting Monday were Ellen, show executive producers Andy Lassner, Mary Connelly and Derek Westervelt and senior staff members, sources told Us Weekly.  The show producers - Ellen is both host and an executive producer - were said to have 'addressed' reports centered around a multitude of claims from past and current staffers that producers perpetuated a toxic work environment that included bullying and racism. Ellen DeGeneres and three other executive producers from her daytime talk show were reported to have held a call Monday to 'clear the air'...
    Maryland governor overturns order that would keep Barron Trumps school closed as president pushes reopening USDA issues health alert for frozen taquitos and chimichangas that may contain plastic, posing choking hazard Ellen DeGeneres Steps Out for the First Time Since Her Talk Show Came Under Fire Ellen DeGeneres is keeping her head held high as controversy continues to swirl around her talk show. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Brie Bella Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby No. 2 With Husband Daniel Bryan Not wanting Brie to feel left out, Daniel Bryan pulls off a sweet reveal with a special assist from Birdie and a pinata! Watch this "Total Bellas" bonus scene! E! Brie Bella Gives...
    Ellen DeGeneres has been given a new nickname by upset staffers: 'Talk Show Karen'.   Production sources tell DailyMail.com that staff who have worked in the alleged toxic work environment refer to the talk show host as 'Talk Show Karen' when they discuss the recent turmoil. 'Karen' has become a term to describe an entitled or demanding white woman.  'Who would've thought that one of America's most loved personalities would morph into America's most famous Karen?' production sources say. 'There's no way anyone on staff wants Karen and her band of toxic executives to return.' This comes as an insider from Telepictures, the production company behind the Ellen DeGeneres show, tells DailyMail.com that potential replacements for the talk show host include Sean Hayes,...
    #ReplaceEllen began trending Monday on Twitter following reports of sexual misconduct and a toxic work environment on “The Ellen Show.” The trending topic occurred after WarnerMedia opened an investigation into the show, according to a report published by the New York Post. Despite #ReplaceEllen trending, the talk show host is reportedly set to begin filming her show this month. BUZZ BITES: #ReplaceEllen has been trending all day as the reining Queen of Daytime Television comes under fire after allegations of misconduct at the workplace claims have surfaces, along with “mean girl” allegations of the @TheEllenShow Host pic.twitter.com/voI7b6CVEM — BUZZ (@Buzz_Access) August 3, 2020 “Ellen’s Game Of Games” will begin filming Aug. 24 and “The Ellen Show” will premiere Sept....
    A former producer with The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Hedda Muskat, says that Ellen was part of a “culture of fear” behind the scenes at the hit daytime show, The Wrap reports. Muskat is the first producer to have worked with DeGeneres to open up publicly about her experiences on the program as reports continue to surface about the host’s sometimes “toxic” behavior. Muskat joined the show in 2003 as the show was still developing. While she was pushed out a year and a half later, she says that in her time, she noticed that there seemed to be a negative culture developing among the staff, led by the people at the head of the program. “I had never seen this...
    ELLEN DeGeneres has recently faced backlash after reports emerged that the host is "mean" and "rude" to her staff and guests. Several people that have either worked with or visited Ellen's show are coming forward to denounce her sunny image, claiming that behind the scenes, the comedian is a different person. 7 Ellen DeGeneres is 'at the end of her rope' as rumors she’s 'mean' and 'cheap' run rampant amid lockdownCredit: Getty Images - Getty Current staff echo those sentiments and are reportedly “distressed and outraged over their treatment." Despite Ellen's reputation as a friend to the stars, many of her A-list pals haven't been quick to come to her defense. Following staffers' allegations of a "toxic work environment", The...
    Ellen Degeneres' staffers believe her allegedly power-hungry behavior has finally caught up to her amid claims of a 'toxic' culture behind the scenes. Dozens of staff on The Ellen Degeneres Show have claimed that racism, bullying and sexual harassment was rife at the Hollywood studio. Two former members of staff told The Sun that the 62-year-old host's 'apology and denial that she knew anything was going on' regarding misconduct is 'complete bull.' The pair told the paper: 'For over a decade Ellen has treated her staff poorly, which is ironic because of her persona when she is on camera. 'She is literally like two different people. One is awful, power-hungry and constantly yells at everyone for any little that goes wrong...
    Prince Harry's close friend Nacho Figueras has defended 'wonderful human being' Ellen DeGeneres amid reports of a 'toxic' work culture on the set of her show, claiming she 'makes the world a better place for millions.'  The Argentinian, 42, who has long been a vocal supporter for the Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 38, appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in September last year to defend the couple.  He has now shared an Instagram post praising Ellen after one current and 10 former employees alleged the overt positivity of The Ellen DeGeneres Show was underscored by bullying and racism. The polo player called the world 'a very dangerous place', explaining: 'We are all so scared to say what we...
    Ellen DeGeneres will reportedly not quit her eponymous TV  show despite a slew of recent allegations regarding a toxic work environment riddled with sexual misconduct, according to an internal email. The speculation around Ellen's career comes after one current and 10 former employees alleged the overt positivity of The Ellen DeGeneres Show was underscored by bullying and racism. A separate batch of allegations last week involved dozens of former employees who launched sexual misconduct accusations at three show producers, which Ellen allegedly 'turn[ed] a blind eye' to. Sources previously told DailyMail.com that Ellen, faced with a mounting tide of negative press and few defenders, was considering quitting the TV series amid a investigation by WarnerMedia.  Actors Brad Garrett and Leah Thompson further...
    As reports of a poor work environment and sexual misconduct at "The Ellen DeGeneres" show circulate -- not to mention accusations of poor behavior by DeGeneres herself -- rumors of cancellation have bubbled up a few times now. However, one of the show's executive producers, Andy Lassner, disagrees. On Thursday, Lassner shared a joke on Twitter regarding how difficult the year 2020 has been. "Me: I really think 2020 is gonna turn around and start getting better," he wrote. "2020: Lol, I’m gonna make your bed the epicenter." A fan then commented, wishing the EP "well." "If the Ellen show goes off the air due to all these allegations ... I hope you are able to find employment quickly," they said. "Nobody...
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show executive producer says the show is not going off the air as workplace investigation continues. Executive producer Andy Lassner shared his thoughts on the future of show on Twitter, reports etonline.com. A Twitter user wished him well in response to another tweet, also writing that “If the Ellen show goes off the air due to all these allegations… I hope you are able to find employment quickly.” Lassner replied: “Nobody is going off the air.” Ellen DeGeneres Addresses Workplace Misconduct Charges on Her Talk Show Warner Bros. Television sent an internal memo last week informing staffers that WarnerMedia would be seeking the services of an independent third-party firm, which will interview current and former employees about...
    Thousands to evacuate as Apple Fire grows in Southern California Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Ellen Show Executive Producer Says Nobody Is Going Off the Air Amid Workplace Investigation © Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images - Luca Teuchmann/WireImage Executive producer Andy Lassner shared his thoughts on the future of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, amid the "toxic" workplace investigation. Lassner replied to a fan on Twitter who questioned if the daytime talk show would be canceled. The Twitter user wished him well in response to another tweet, also writing that "If the Ellen show goes off the air due to all these allegations…I hope you are able to find employment quickly." Lassner...
    Things continue to get worse and worse for Ellen DeGeneres. The once-beloved daytime talk show host has come under scrutiny for how her crew is treated on set. She has also been slammed for how she directly has treated people who have worked for, or who have appeared on her show over the years. According to rumors, Ellen might not be as nice and caring as she appears on the program, and is rather cruel and mean to those around her. According to a new report from Page Six, producers on The Ellen Show reportedly instructed their guests to compliment the longtime host on the air. The outlet cited two former guests, who asked not to be named, that claimed...
    Staff at the Ellen DeGeneres' Show are 'freaking out' over the slew of allegations surrounding the titular host and her executives.  Insiders familiar with the show culture say the team is worried that the sexual assault and toxic work environment allegations will call the longtime show to call it quits. 'Staffers are texting and calling each other freaking out as they fear Ellen [DeGeneres] will quit or that the show will be cancelled,' the source told Us Weekly. 'The show feels done. It's going to be very hard to turn this around.'  The insight comes as DeGeneres herself may soon be looking to call it quits amid claims she perpetuated a toxic work environment, DailyMail.com can reveal.  Insiders familiar with...
    STAFFERS at The Ellen DeGeneres Show are 'freaking out' that the 'show will be canceled' in the wake of 'toxic work culture' claims. According to new reports, workers now believe that the long-running daytime series could meet its end in light of new sexual misconduct allegations. 4Staffers at The Ellen DeGeneres Show are 'freaking out' that the 'show will be canceled' in the wake of 'toxic work culture' claimCredit: Getty Images - Getty An Insider told US Weekly: "Staffers are texting and calling each other freaking out as they fear Ellen [DeGeneres] will quit or that the show will be cancelled. "The show feels done. It’s going to be very hard to turn this around." The latest reports come...
    Ellen DeGeneres has responded to allegations of racism and toxicity at "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," first reported by BuzzFeed News. Just hours after DeGeneres responded to the allegations, a second BuzzFeed News article, alleging allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace, was published.  In an article published on July 16, BuzzFeed News spoke to one current and 10 former employees of the show, who claimed they faced "racism, fear, and intimidation," in the workplace.  After facing scrutiny following the publication of the article, DeGeneres wrote a letter to her staff, which was obtained by CBS News on Thursday. In the letter, DeGeneres said she had hoped the show would be a "place of happiness" where everyone would be "treated with...
    STRESSED Ellen DeGeneres makes a phone call as she's seen for the first time since claims emerged she has enabled a "toxic work culture" on her hit daytime show. In photos obtained exclusively by The Sun, the 62-year-old comedian was pictured as she walked around her Montecito neighborhood on Friday. 15 Ellen appeared stressed as she was pictured for the first time since her show's allegationsCredit: BackGrid 15 The host looked tense as she took a phone call while walking around her Montecito neighborhoodCredit: BackGrid 15 The TV star kept a casual look as she roamed near her $27million mansionCredit: BackGrid 15 The Finding Dory star broke her silence this week about allegations made against her showCredit: BackGrid Ellen...
    According to a new report, Ellen DeGeneres is on the verge of throwing in the towel on her long-running daytime series. The claims come in the midst of a firestorm of criticism and allegations regarding how staffers are treated. Per The Daily Mail, Ellen has discussed the issues with executives. However, it sounds as if those discussions may not have been comprised of what many might anticipate. Insiders say that she has expressed her frustration over what has happened and said she was so upset she was ready to walk away. There have been rumblings of issues for some time now, but people’s complaints have garnered significantly more attention over the past few weeks. Numerous employees who have worked on...
    Ellen DeGeneres may be ready to call it quits on her daytime talk show as pressure builds with claims of the host perpetuating a toxic work environment, DailyMail.com can reveal.  An insider at Telepictures tells DailyMail.com that the host is telling executives at Telepictures and Warner Bros that she has had enough and wants to walk away from the show. 'She feels she can’t go on and the only way to recover her personal brand from this is to shut down the show,' they said. 'The truth is she knew what was going on, it’s her show. The buck stops with her. She can blame every executive under the sun – but Ellen is ultimately the one to blame.' This comes...
    Getty Rumors are circulating that Ellen Degeneres, host of "The Ellen Show," is ready to quit. As rumors continue to swirl about toxic work culture and sexual misconduct on set at The Ellen Show, reports are speculating that talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is considering walking away from the show. An unnamed insider who works at Telepictures told the Daily Mail that DeGeneres was ready to shut down The Ellen Show in light of ongoing negative reports against it. The anonymous source said, “She feels she can’t go on and the only way to recover her personal brand from this is to shut down the show.” While neither the network nor DeGeneres have commented on the show’s...
    Ellen DeGeneres during a taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on May 24, 2016. Brooks Kraft/Getty Images Dozens of former employees on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' have made allegations of misconduct of three of her show's executive producers. The ex-employees, cited in a BuzzFeed News report, claimed the misconduct included inappropriate touching, sexual harassment, and intimidation. The show has already earned a reputation as a difficult place to work thanks to multiple stories — many uncorroborated — about its star. Two of the producers categorically denied the allegations, while another didn't comment.  Business Insider has approached the producers named for comment, but they did not immediately reply.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Numerous ex-employees on "The...
    ELLEN DeGeneres has recently faced backlash after reports emerged that the host is "mean" and "rude" to her staff and guests. Several people that have either worked with or visited Ellen's show are coming forward to denounce her sunny image, claiming that behind the scenes, the comedian is a different person. 7 Ellen DeGeneres is 'at the end of her rope' as rumors she’s 'mean' and 'cheap' run rampant amid lockdownCredit: Getty Images - Getty Current staff echo those sentiments and are reportedly “distressed and outraged over their treatment." Despite Ellen's reputation as a friend to the stars, many of her A-list pals haven't been quick to come to her defense. Following staffers' allegations of a "toxic work environment", The...
    RUMORS are swirling that The Ellen DeGeneres show might be canceled. Reports have recently surfaced that the comedian's show is sliding in ratings. 5 Ellen DeGeneres on the red carpetCredit: Getty Images Talk of the show's possible cancellation also comes in light of allegations of the host being "mean" and "rude" to her staff. Why are there rumors the Ellen show is being canceled? Ellen DeGeneres’ long-running talk show continues to drop in the ratings after rumors spread that the popular host is “mean” to those around her. The program plummeted to a new record-low as backlash against the 62-year-old refuses to let up. The Ellen DeGeneres Show reportedly fell 14 percent to a new season 17 low rating of 1.2,...
    WarnerMedia has launched an internal investigation into "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" following numerous accusations of hostile workplace conditions on the award-winning daytime television program, Variety reported Monday. Sources reportedly told Variety that executives from Warner Bros. Television and production company Telepictures sent a memo to employees last week announcing the forthcoming investigation, which is to be conducted by WarnerMedia's employee relations group and a third-party firm. One source said that both WarnerMedia and the unnamed third-party firm underscored their commitment to ensuring a workplace environment where employees can thrive in the memo. As a part of the investigation, representatives from two companies will interview both current and former staff members about their experiences on the show, the New York...
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show is under internal investigation after reports emerged that the show's producers have fostered a hostile work environment. In a memo that Telepictures and Warner Bros. Television sent to staff last week, the companies announced the decision to bring in WarnerMedia's employee relations group and a third-party firm to interview current and former employees about their experiences on the set of the show, according to Monday reports. On July 16, Buzzfeed News published a report after speaking to one current and 10 former employees of the show. Many of the sources reported that their supervisors were consistently rude toward them, failing to treat them with respect. One employee said she was let go only...
    As if it weren’t already getting enough heat, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is now reportedly being investigated by WarnerMedia following a slew of allegations against the workplace. According to Variety, executives from Warner Bros. Television and show producer Telepictures distributed a memo to show staff last week which stated WarnerMedia’s employee relations group and a third-party firm would begin looking into the matter by interviewing former and current staff members. While the third-party firm was not named, the internal investigation comes after allegations of insensitive and racist incidents surfaced in an article by Buzzfeed earlier this month, followed by the subsequent “canceling” of DeGeneres, 62, and her show by the Twitter-verse. When reached by The Post for comment about...
    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is the subject of an internal investigation following reports of a toxic work environment, Variety reported on Monday. Employees have complained about their treatment during the pandemic as they grapple with reduced hours and the show's reliance on non-union staff for its remote broadcasts. Earlier this month, current and former employees told BuzzFeed News that there is a "toxic" work environment at the show. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The company that distributes "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has launched an internal investigation following allegations of a "toxic" work environment, Variety reported on Monday. According to Variety, a memo sent to staff said WarnerMedia's "employee relations group and a third...
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show is under investigation following numerous accounts of problems with the workplace culture. An internal investigation is being launched by WBTV-owner WarnerMedia's employee relations group and a third party firm, Variety reported Monday, to look into staff experiences on set. Employees received a memo last week from executives at producer Telepictures and distributor Warner Bros. Television explaining that current and former staffers will be interviewed. Internal investigation: The Ellen DeGeneres Show workplace is being investigated after reports of mistreatment on the production set According to Variety, the memo cited recent articles about issues surrounding treatment of crew and allegations of mistreatment, racism and intimidation on the show as the impetus for the investigation. One of the...
    THE Ellen DeGeneres show is reportedly under investigation following numerous accusations the set is a “toxic work environment” for staffers. An internal investigation by parent company WarnerMedia is allegedly taking place after employees came forward about experiencing "racism, fear, and intimidation” while working on the talk show. 1 The Ellen DeGeneres show is reportedly "under investigation" following "toxic" work environment accusationsCredit: Rex Features According to Variety, executives Telepictures - which produces the daytime series - and Warner Bros. - which is in charge of distribution - sent an e-mail to staffers last week to say they’re working with a third party firm. Sources told the outlet in addition to the third party company, WarnerMedia’s employee relations group will also interview...
    Ellen DeGeneres has faced backlash for her behavior in 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has welcomed some of Hollywood's biggest stars since it began airing in 2003.  While some of the interviews on the talk show have seemed cheery and light, others have left viewers uncomfortable.   Insider listed the most cringe-worthy interviews that took place on Ellen DeGeneres' show.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Since being named the "Funniest Person in America" by Showtime in 1984, Ellen DeGeneres has built her career as a goofy, straight-shooting comedian best known for hosting "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." The narrative surrounding DeGeneres' career shifted in 2020, however.   Various members of the show's crew and several guests have...
    Former Employees Rip Ellen Degeneres Show: ‘‘Be Kind’ Bulls**t Only Happens When The Cameras Are On’
    Ten former and one current employee of Ellen's talkshow claim they faced bullying and racism behind the scenes and that they were even fired for attending family funerals.  The show, which has been airing since 2003, has built a brand around the compassionate slogan of 'Be Kind', which ranges from dishing out cash to people who appear on the show and instituting wider charity initiatives.  However, many of the former staffers claim it's 'all for show'.  'That 'be kind' bulls**t only happens when the cameras are on. It's all for show,' one ex-staffer told BuzzFeed. 'I know they give money to people and help them out, but it's for show.'  One black woman claimed she was the subject of racist micro-aggressions...
    DeGeneres has increased her weekly output of shows from four to five while recording remotely, but only four of her core 30 crew members are working on the home-recorded shows. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Former employees for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" described to Buzzfeed News the alleged toxic workplace at the show in stark contrast of the show's positive 'be kind' mantra. The former employees said they felt stifled in their ability to speak up out of fear of retribution and losing their position. "They pull on people's heartstrings; they do know that's going to get likes and what people are going to go for, which is a positive message, but that's not always reality," a former employee told...
    RUMORS are swirling that the Ellen DeGeneres show might be canceled. Reports have recently come out revealing that the comedian's show is sliding in ratings. 5 Ellen DeGeneres on the red carpetCredit: Getty Images Talk of the show's cancellation also comes in light of allegations of the host being 'mean' and 'rude' to her staff. Why are there rumors the Ellen show is being canceled? Ellen DeGeneres’ long-running talk show continues to drop in the ratings after rumors spread that the popular host is “mean” to those around her. The program just plummeted to a new record low as backlash against the 62-year-old refuses to let up. The Ellen DeGeneres Show reportedly fell 14% to a new season 17 low rating of...
    “The Young and the Restless” took home the win for best drama at the first virtual Daytime Emmys along with three acting trophies on Friday night, with some winners speaking out about racial injustice. Ellen DeGeneres accepted the trophy for best entertainment talk show for her self-titled program. “I intend to use the next two years of my show as a platform for change, to amplify voices of Black people and people of color and to educate my audience," she said from home. "More than ever, I feel like this is a responsibility to effect change.” 2020 DAYTIME EMMYS TO GO VIRTUAL ON CBS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC David Letterman appears with host Ellen DeGeneres during a taping...
    ELLEN Degeneres' digital network is developing shows with Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Hyland and Ellie Kemper after fan backlash led to low ratings. The daytime talk show host, 62, launched Ellen Digital Network in 2016. 11 Ellen has signed Tiffany, Sarah and Ellie to develop shows for her digital networkCredit: The Ellen Degeneres Show 11 Ellen has been hosting The Ellen DeGeneres Show from her home during the coronavirus pandemicCredit: Avalon via ZUMA Press It was announced during the 2020 IAB NewFronts on Tuesday that Ellen signed Tiffany, Sarah and Ellie to develop shows for the TV host's joint venture with Warner Bros. Digital Networks. Sarah, 29, will front a show titled Lady Parts with OB-GYN Dr. Sheryl A. Ross. During...