Following a summer hiatus marked with rumors, scandals, investigations and staff shakeups, The Ellen Degeneres Show is officially returning to television on Monday, September 21.
In a statement, DeGeneres vowed to address the controversy during the season premiere.
“I can’t wait to get back to work and back to our studio,” said DeGeneres. “And, yes, we’re gonna talk about it.”
How deep into “it” Ellen will venture is anyone’s guess — there’s no shortage of material to potentially cover.
But it’s safe to assume she’ll address the allegations of a toxic workplace environment leveled against the show and the subsequent investigation by WarnerMedia that led to the firing of three senior level producers.
We don’t expect much comment on the most recent accusations from former house staff alleging an equally toxic environment.
Ellen has previously told staff:
“As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t. That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”
The season 18 premiere will feature Tiffany Haddish in-studio, as well as appearances from Kerry Washington, Alec Baldwin, Chrissy Teigen, Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, Adam Sandler and Orlando Bloom.
Let me guess. Ellen will do a show where she pretends she knew nothing and blames some low level producers, just like she did in her letter to staff…that her P.R. people immediately sent out to the media.
Anyone who works for a corporate knows this to be a fact – the CEO does not know every detail of what transpires in the company
People like to pile on and say Anna Wintour is a bitch because she does not talk to everyone
People at the top are busy, they don’t have time for water cooler bullshit
Name one company where everyone is constantly ecstatic
Name one family where everyone is constantly ecstatic
Name one group of friends where everyone is constantly ecstatic
Even identical twins have dramas
Except for the fact that multiple people have come out and said that Ellen directly acted like a monster to them.
Except for the fact that one of the rules at her show was apparently you can’t look her directly in the eyes. If that didn’t come from her, she would have asked “Why won’t anybody look at me?”
This is the problem with American corporations now. CEOs get full credit if anything goes right, and when things go wrong everybody says “Oh, gosh, the CEO didn’t know anything.”
“Anyone who works for a corporate knows this to be a fact – the CEO does not know every detail of what transpires in the company”
that might be true for some minutiae, but that’s not a an acceptable excuse for any CEO. that just shows they lack being aware or actively inquiring if there’s any issues. they’re in their bubble is just not taking responsibility.
Ellen is haughty, condescending and borderline sadistic. And she takes pleasure in humiliating people.
Her series finale on her Ellen sitcom had a scene where the actress was being interviewed. You saw her “real” persona and she was anything but gracious.
I thought way back then when I saw it that she was not a nice person.
It is called Confabulation – you are ignoring all of the times that she is nice to people so that you can focus on the times her humour is off
Confabulation is fitting the facts to your opinions
@khan72 wow…. love that word now.
She may “talk about it” but I won’t be there to listen, thank you very much.
You can cover shit with sugar but it’s still SHIT, Miss Ellen.
Would be a wonderful meet the damned show like Jerry Springer with a dyke in the Hot Seat!
I do not see her bouncing back from all this.
I’m fine if she is a tyrant behind the camera. What I’m not fine is the utter hypocrisy. I mean, don’t preach about kindness and own a merchandise that is called BE KIND when you’re actual behavior elevate rudeness and obnoxious to whole new levels..
So don’t watch. And don’t complain when she’s replaced by someone like Dr. Laura, James Dobson, or Kim Kardashian.
Heroes often fail.
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