According to an internal email, Ellen DeGeneres has reportedly not ending her eponymous TV show despite a series of allegations of a toxic work environment characterized by sexual misconduct.
Speculation about Ellen's career comes after a current and 10 former employees claimed that the obvious positive attitude of the Ellen DeGeneres show was underlined by bullying and racism.
A separate series of allegations last week concerned dozens of former employees who had alleged sexual misconduct allegations from three show producers that Ellen had allegedly closed their eyes on.
Sources previously reported to DailyMail.com that, given a growing tide of negative press and fewer defenders, Ellen was considering ending the TV series as part of a WarnerMedia investigation.
Actors Brad Garrett and Leah Thompson have further fueled the flames against Ellen by revealing that it is "common knowledge" that the television host had a reported medium series.
But when Ellen's TV empire continued to collapse during the day, NBC Network insiders said James Corden could take over their coveted time window.
An internal email from the New York Post said that despite rumors that she might quit, Ellen DeGeneres (pictured) had no plans to end her 16-year TV show
The 62-year-old Ellen apparently has no plans to jump out of her competitive television career, and even plans to return to work later this month.
An internal email from the show's top producers, received from the New York Post, says Ellen is expected to arrive for "Ellen & # 39; s Games of Games" on August 24, and the "Ellen Show." "should have its premiere on September 9th.
"We know that these last days were a lot to do and process for everyone," said part of the email.
An insider on the show claimed DeGeneres was determined to protect the long career she built.
“She is fighting to protect the show and what it stands for. She is very upset with what happened and determined to fix the problems. It takes full responsibility. But under no circumstances will she leave the show. It's totally BS, ”they told the Post.
Earlier this week an insider from Telepictures told DailyMail.com that the host was announcing this Executives at Telepictures and Warner Bros that she has enough and wants to get away from the show.
"She feels she can't go on and the only way to get her personal brand out of it is to end the show," they said.
"The truth is that she knew what was going on, it's her show. The money stays with her. She can blame any manager under the sun – but in the end, Ellen is the culprit. & # 39;
Although it has played with a variety of celebrities over the 16 years of the show, very few have publicly supported – and some have done the opposite.
On Thursday evening, Brad Garrett, the star of Everybody Loves Raymond, led the charge against Ellen and even went so far as to tag her in the derogatory Twitter post.
"Sorry, but it comes from above @TheEllenShow," Garrett wrote. "Know more than one that she has treated terribly. General knowledge."
General knowledge: & # 39; True story. It is, "wrote the 59-year-old star" Back to the Future "in response to Garrett's view that Ellen's abuse in Hollywood was" well known "
Close Encounters: On Thursday evening, Garrett also announced that he "knows more than one who was treated terribly by (Ellen)," although he made no specific allegations
Garrett, 60, did not disclose details of the alleged abuse. Between 2004 and 2007 he appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show six times.
Garrett's tweet received an unexpected confirmation from Back of the Future actress Lea Thompson, 59, on Garrett's tweet with & # 39; True Story & # 39; replied. It is. & # 39;
So far, only superstar manager Scooter Braun and radio host Kyle Sandilands have tried to alleviate tensions against Ellen.
Braun, whose A-list customers like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande have appeared on the show several times, wrote on Twitter: "People love to shoot people."
"They love to see people fall. How quickly so many forget. @TheEllenShow is a friendly, thoughtful, brave person who stands for what is right and highlights the best of us on her show. It has helped change equality views, ”he wrote.
I had to say that because I know firsthand how it helps so many when we watch and when we are not. It's not about what's popular, it's about what's right. I am sending Ellen love today. & # 39;
Scoote Bruan is one of the few people Ellen has publicly defended against the onslaught of allegations
Braun, who manages celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, described Ellen as "brave" and said she "helped change attitudes towards equality".
Sandiland described the charges against DeGeneres as "somewhat unfair".
"You know how these things are … It is never the star that goes on and insists that these things happen. It's always the idiots around them, ”said Kyle on Friday on the Kyle and Jackie O Show.
“Above all, producers and publicists really have a hiring problem. And I know what they're trying to do. The publicists make these stars look like a hole and not on purpose. & # 39;
Kyle previously said during a 4BC radio show that the role of a publicist is to get the talent out of interviews and interviews as quickly as possible.
"She could have 30 interviews that day, so she doesn't have time to walk around and hear Neil's story about how his wife loves to watch," he said.
He added: “Ellen has no time for that. But it is never her or any other star. This happens with all stars. They all come in, all of their people, their followers, they all have the same kind of: "Don't talk to her, don't do that." All these crazy rules! & # 39;
Except for Hollywood, which has largely remained a mother in the matter, social media has since been flooded with angry fans and shocked viewers.
Our source told DailyMail.com that the backlash could spoil the show's success in the future and it might be time to end things.
“At this point, there really is no way to save the show from this PR nightmare. Leaving Ellen may be the only way to get rid of all this mess.
"Although it is our most profitable show during the day, we no longer make the money we made from the show because we have to pay tens of millions of dollars a year to show it up."
The insider says that Telepictures must quickly develop a new show and star to take over the lucrative time slot that Ellen currently has.
"We thought our problems were related to the upheavals at The Real. We had no idea that Ellen would implode during the quarantine," they added.
The uncertainty in Ellen's TV show may have given James Corden the opportunity to slip into her daytime slot.
NBC Network insiders told The Sun that the 41-year-old presenter on the Late Late Show should replace Ellen.
Corden was reportedly considered Ellen's "long-term successor" even before the scandal exploded in recent weeks.
An NBC Network insider told The Sun that TV presenter James Corden (pictured) could replace Ellen
NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy is reportedly part of the executive team overseeing the investigation into the serious allegations at the Ellen DeGeneres Show and will be instrumental in determining the future of the program
Telegdy also happens to be a "big James fan," a source told The Sun.
According to reports, he has Corden "at the top of his wanted list for talent and a long-term replacement for Ellen".
"This issue tracked everything quickly and made everyone look to the future today," said the source of the publication.
James Corden was long-sighted after Ellen's job before any of it came to light. Now this shocking new development puts the next step in the spotlight.
"James and his team were pioneers in modern television and have brought the chat show slot, once considered a cemetery, into a state-of-the-art format with great online, social media and global recognition."
& # 39; In five years, he switched from unknown to A-List star and creative. Currently, his CBS contract will only be signed until 2022 after he has rejected a five-year contract, ”said the source.
& # 39; Paul is a big fan of what James does on screen. He already has a large, engaged audience, worldwide appeal and is loved by Hollywood.
“Replacing Ellen has always been a difficult challenge, but it's a natural fit and an easy transition.
"James would refresh himself during the day and build a new afternoon era with his free hand," reports the sun.
A source told The Sun: "James would be refreshed during the day and free to start a new afternoon era."
Last year NBC Network bought Cordens' comedy series Private Dickersons for development.
The source told The Sun: “James is always looking for new challenges. But he has expressed concerns about raising his family in LA so far from the English families of his and his wife Julia. You miss her very much. & # 39;
"They were thinking about going home, but they love their life and business opportunities in LA so much."
An extended contract last year raised Corden's salary to more than $ 6 million a year, but that number would reportedly double if he switched to NBC.
Ellen is currently receiving $ 50 million from her TV deal.
It is because the show's staff struck them back because they put the blame on their executive producers in an apology log sent out this week.
“Don't think for a minute that something she said in this apology means anything. It created this toxic culture and continued it for so long, ”said an employee who spoke to DailyMail.com on condition of anonymity. "If anyone had come to her or these three wicked (executive producers) to complain, they would have been fired."
“We've had enough of her in Telepictures. It is a fake that does not practice what it preaches, ”said our Telepictures source.
& # 39; The behavior of their show managers was appalling, but (Ellen) is no better. In fact, it is the worst. It is outrageous that she tries to pretend that all of this is a shock to her. The fish is rotting from the head and Ellen is the head. & # 39;
Our Telepictures insider claims Ellen "hates getting to work" and "struggles to be nice to people and has total contempt for her audience".
"She's been on the phone for so long and only stays for the money and the celebrity that it offers," they said. "We have been studying her BS for so many years, she is not innocent at all, she is not nice and the show is not full of luck."
Ellen continued to broadcast her daytime show – which she's been doing since 2003 – from her living room at the mansion in Santa Barbara, California, which she shares with Ms. Portia De Rossi (47).
These recent allegations join a number of other claims that Ellen's behavior has exhausted and angered her crew.
A group of around 30 crew members was upset after hiring an outside company called Key Code Media to film the shows, and was also upset about the lack of communication or transparency about their jobs after the March closure during the coronavirus outbreak Variety reported angry in April.
"Higher production numbers occasionally answered phone calls, but revealed little," insiders told the outlet, which was reduced by 40 percent due to the changes caused by the virus.
Ellen (right) continued to broadcast her television – from her living room in the mansion in Santa Barbara, California, which she shares with Ms. Portia De Rossi (left)
Sources told the point of sale that this wasn't the case for all shows since the crews for John Oliver, Desus and Mero and Samantha Bee got their full prizes while Jimmy Kimmel dipped into his own pocket for a while to keep his staff regular Prices.
The producers replied, "Our executive producers and telepictures strive to take care of our people and crew, and have primarily made decisions that take those decisions into account."
Her character also came under fire after a series of tweets from the comic Kevin T. Porter on March 20 prompted his followers to publish "crazy" stories about "Ellen is mean" that caught the attention of social media. (Porter's efforts involved a charity for the Los Angeles Food Bank.)
The writer Ben Simeon said: "A new employee was told," Every day she chooses someone who really hates. It's not your fault, just take it for the day and she'll be mean to someone else the next day. "You didn't believe it, but it turned out to be completely true."
"Everyone has to chew gum from a bowl in front of her office before speaking to her. If she thinks you smell that day, you have to go home and take a shower."
The allegations of Ellen's toxic work environment were revealed earlier this month by one current and ten former talk show employees a day who accused three executive producers Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner of "bullying".
Allegations against the trio alleged that they fondled and kissed employees, asked one of them about oral sex and were "handy with women".
Jonathan Norman, a co-executive producer, is said to have "cared for" a former employee by taking him to concerts and showering him with other gifts and perks before attempting oral sex with him. Kevin Leman, the show's lead writer and executive producer, is said to have requested oral sex from an employee. Others say they saw Leman grope another colleague.
And Ed Glavin, an executive producer, reportedly had a reputation for being handy with women, according to former employees.
Former employees told BuzzFeed News that they believe the presenter knew that several of her high-profile showrunners and producers had committed sexual misconduct against young people.
DailyMail.com asked the three men to comment. Warner Bros., the studio that runs the show, has refused to comment on the allegations of sexual harassment and has led an ongoing internal investigation.
Ellen recently sent a memo to her employees saying that she was taking steps to resolve problems with her employees after several complaints and an internal investigation into the allegedly toxic work environment had been initiated.
On the first day of our show, at our first meeting, I told everyone that the Ellen Degeneres show would be a place of happiness – nobody would ever speak and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously something has changed and I am disappointed to learn that this was not the case. And I'm sorry, ”said Ellen in the note.
Bullying, racism and a "toxic work environment": the allegations against Ellen
Ten former and one current Ellen employee reported being bullied for being part of family burials or on sick leave, while a woman claimed she quit the job after receiving comments about her race.
"That's nice" Bulls *** only happens when the cameras are on. It's all for the show, ”said an anonymous member.
The staff said they shouldn't speak to DeGeneres herself while she was on the set, and that the daily routine of the show is up to the producers.
The staff said they hadn't heard firsthand that DeGeneres was uncomfortable, but they needed to take more responsibility for how their staff were treated.
However, allegations against the presenter have emerged from other sources – triggered by a Twitter thread of the comedian Kevin T. Porter
He called DeGeneres "notoriously one of the meanest living people" and asked people about "the craziest stories you heard about Ellen as mean".
The tweet received 2,600 replies and saw that Porter gave $ 600 to a food bank in LA after pledging to donate $ 2 for each legitimate mean story.
Claims included that staff have to chew gum before speaking to them because of their "sensitive nose", and that they monitor staff orders and prohibit anyone from eating fish or meat.
Regardless, security personnel Tom Majercak, who was used as Ellen's bodyguard at the 2014 Oscars, said she was "smart" and "humiliating" for him.
"Ellen is the only person I was assigned to – and I was assigned to some celebrities – who never took the time to say hello to me," he said.
"She is not the person she represents to play against society."
“As we grew exponentially, I was unable to keep track of it, and I relied on others to do their jobs because they knew I wanted to do them. Obviously some of them didn't, 'she added. "That will change now and I am determined to ensure that this does not happen again."
But several show employees tell DailyMail.com that they are not buying Ellen's apology and asking her to end it.
A staff member said: “She's only addressing this now because the advertising for her and her BS brand of happiness and kindness is so bad. Ellen can throw everyone else under the bus, but the money stays with her.
"Whenever she told viewers to choose kindness, I threw myself a little in my mouth because she always chose the opposite," they added.
Among the allegations was one raised by a black woman who alleged that she had suffered a number of "microaggressions". Her request for an increase was ignored and she was accused of "walking around and looking angry and angry" after asking employees to undergo diversity and inclusion training.
Another former employee claimed to have been fired for a month after attempting suicide.
Our source said: "She was happy to put her name on the show, but she let these three executive producers do what they wanted. The fish is rotting from the head and ellen and the three are rotting now. & # 39;
They also claimed that Ellen and her executive producers would now be witch-hunting to find out who spoke out against her.
"Don't think for a second that there won't be a witch hunt to find out who's been keeping the worst-kept secret out on television," they said. & # 39; Ellen is mean. She'll want revenge for everything that comes out. & # 39;
A popular allegation that has been circulated is that employees have been instructed not to speak to Ellen, and our source confirmed this allegation.
She kept herself isolated from the staff. You can't go up and talk to her, hell, you can't even be on the property a mile from her, ”they said.
Current staff are asking Ellen to end the program.
& # 39; Warner Bros should cancel our show or exchange it for a funny celebrity presenter. The viewers have been fed lies for years. The ellen you see on TV is insincere and fake. She is a terrible person who has done nothing to support 99% of the people who work for her.
"But they won't cancel it because all they care about is money and the show is a money cow.
“It's time for Ellen to leave the television. It did enough damage. You should replace her with someone as wonderful as Jen Aniston. She is always a dream when she comes by – lovely, kind and funny, and we can actually look her in the eye !! & # 39;
"She feels she can't go on and the only way to get her personal brand out of it is to end the show," said a source where Ellen considered ending her show. She is pictured on her show with 17-year-old pop star Billie Eilish
Executive producer Andy Lassner tweeted on Thursday with confidence that "no one is out of thin air". He was one of the three exporting producers accused of promoting a hostile work environment
A UsWeekly Wednesday report claims the scandal unites employees behind the scenes.
"They called each other and texted the story," a source said. "They love that the truth – which has been an open secret in the industry for years – is finally getting more interest."
A source initially told Buzzfeed that the executive producers believed that "anyone who works at The Ellen Show is lucky enough to work there," so if you have a problem, you should go because we're hiring someone else because everyone wants to work here. & # 39; & # 39;
Executive producer Andy Lassner tweeted on Thursday with confidence that "no one is out of thin air".
Our source said: “Many of us have the theory that Ellen acts in such a way to protect herself. She was so damaged when her sitcom was canceled after it came out that she decided to keep people at a distance so as not to get injured should the show be canceled. But 17 seasons later it is still in the air and she is so powerful that she thought she could do what she wanted. & # 39;
A staff member told DailyMail.com: "Even though our show is collapsing around us, it's liberating that everything comes out openly."
Ellen DeGeneres & # 39; memo to her staff about allegations of abuse
Hello everyone – it's Ellen. On the first day of our show, in our first meeting, I told everyone that the Ellen Degeneres show would be a place of happiness – nobody would ever speak and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously something has changed and I am disappointed to learn that this was not the case. And I’m sorry. Everyone who knows me knows that it is the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show.
Without all of your contributions, I couldn't have had the success I had. My name is on the show and everything we do and I take responsibility for it. Together with Warner Bros, we immediately initiated an internal investigation and are taking steps together to resolve the issues. Since we have grown exponentially, I have been unable to keep track of it and have relied on others to do their jobs knowing that I want to do them. Obviously, some have not. That will change now and I am determined to ensure that this does not happen again.
I also learn that people who work with and for me speak on my behalf and misrepresent who I am and that has to stop. As someone who has been judged and has lost almost everything just because he is who I am, I really understand and have deep sympathy for those who are viewed differently or treated unfairly, not immediately or, worse, ignored. To think that one of you felt that way is terrible for me. It's been far too long, but we're finally having discussions about fairness and justice.
We all need to be more aware of how our words and actions affect others, and I'm glad I was made aware of the problems at our show. I promise to do my part to keep pushing, learning and growing myself and everyone around me. It is important for me and Warner Bros. that everyone who has something to say should speak up and feel safe.
I am so proud of the work we do and the fun and joy we all do in the world. I want everyone to love our show at home and I want everyone who manages to love to work on it. Again, I am so sorry for anyone who has not had this experience. Without COVID I would have done it personally and I can't wait to get back on our stage and see you all. Stay safe and healthy.
All the best, Ellen
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