Ellen DeGeneres has actually been given a new label by upset staffers: Talk Show Karen. Personnels who have worked in the alleged toxic workplace describe the talk program host as Talk Show Karen when they discuss the current chaos. Karen is actually a term to describe an entitled or demanding white woman.
Who would have thought that a person of America’s most liked character would change into America’s most popular Karen? There is no chance anybody on personnel desires Karen and her band of toxic executives to return. Telepictures, the production business behind The Ellen DeGeneres Show, tells that prospective replacements for the talk program host consist of Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell, Melissa McCarthy, and the ultimate A-lister Jennifer Aniston.
All four have international name recognition and their own following. They are all really warm and could bring an Ellen-less show. Staff have taken to calling Ellen DeGeneres Talk Show Karen. Aniston is in the going to take over the program from DeGeneres.
Telepictures put to bed recent reports that late night talk show host James Corden would be stepping into Ellen DeGeneres’ role.
Corden was reportedly considered as the long term successor to DeGeneres even before the scandal blew up in the last several weeks. Corden is absolutely not under reason to consider as he has a long term offer with CBS and if he was interested in a daytime show, CBS would establish one for him. Regardless, Corden is hectic enough in late night so it is not going to occur.
Telepictures is searching for somebody with a squeaky tidy track record. The lesson for a post-DeGeneres world is to have someone who is really good and likeable. Hayes is presently the front runner as he has schedule and has actually shown success when he guest hosted Ellen DeGeneres in the past.
It is amusing how history repeats itself. When Rosie O’Donnell was the queen of nice, look how that ended up, she was not. Ellen DeGeneres is O’Donnell 2.0. Everybody now understands that DeGeneres is not what she presented herself as.
If Ellen DeGeneres does walk, Telepictures has less than six weeks to keep its clearances and develop a new program around a brand-new host with brand-new show runners.
Otherwise NBC might take the time slots back and up Kelly Clarkson a program that they own. The production staff and Warner Bros executives despaired in the three executive producers of the program and DeGeneres. This is a PR nightmare that you can not recover from.
Kristen Bell and Melissa McCarthy are also being looked at as a potential brand-new host for the desirable daytime talk show. A downcast Ellen DeGeneres declared she will not be quitting her show in spite of a variety of recent accusations concerning a harmful work environment riddled with sexual misconduct. Last week, she is informing executives at Telepictures and Warner Bros that she has actually had enough and desires to walk away from the program.
Ellen DeGeneres feels she can not go on and the only way to recuperate her individual brand from this is to close down the program. The reality is she knew what was going on, it is her program. The buck stops with her.
Ellen DeGeneres can blame every executive under the sun, but she is eventually the one to blame.
These last few days have been a lot to take in and process for everyone. Executive Producer Andy Lassner tweeted with self-confidence on Thursday that no one is going off the air. The conceit of Lassner on Twitter has actually been obscene, he thinks he is a television star.
Mary needs to go too, she is known as Ellen-lite. If Ellen DeGeneres does stay, they require to clean house and sweep the three of them out the door. Staff are hoping DeGeneres does walk and Telepictures and Warner Bros set up a brand-new host with new executives.
Ellen DeGeneres was seen for the first time since the drama unfolded taking a walk with an unidentified pal on Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica. She was dressed down in a plain white tee and running shorts complemented with a baseball cap and sunglasses as she sought to keep a low profile amid rampant speculation about the future of her career. Lassner was one of the three executive producers implicated of fostering a hostile work environment.
The claims of Ellen DeGeneres’ toxic work environment were revealed earlier this month by one present and ten former staff members of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The staff accused the three executive producers, Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly, and Andy Lassner, of bullying. The four of them are now toxic and can not take the program forward for another season. The entire brand proposal of “good” has actually blown up.
A separate batch of allegations last week included dozens of former workers who launched sexual misbehavior accusations about the three executive producers, which Ellen DeGeneres presumably turned a blind eye to. Accusations against the trio declared they searched and kissed staffers, solicited one of them for oral sex, and were handsy with females. Jonathan Norman, a co-executive producer, is alleged to have groomed a former staff member by taking him to shows and showering him with other presents and benefits before trying to perform oral sex on him.
Kevin Leman, the show’s head author and executive producer, is declared to have actually gotten oral sex from an employee. Others state they saw Leman searched another colleague. And Glavin had a reputation for being handsy with ladies.
Ellen DeGeneres knew Glavin’s reputation and his heavy involvement in the Jenny Jones Show but kept him on her group regardless.
On Thursday night, Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad Garrett led the charge against DeGeneres and even went so far as to tag her in the disparaging Twitter post, “Sorry but it comes from the top.” Garrett did not supply information about the alleged mistreatment. Garrett appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show six times in between 2004 and 2007.
Garrett’s tweet got an unanticipated corroboration from Back to the Future star Lea Thompson, “It is.” Scooter Braun is among the few individuals who has openly protected DeGeneres against the onslaught of accusations. Braun wrote on Twitter that DeGeneres is a kind, thoughtful, courageous human being who means what is right and highlights on her show the best of them.
Braun reminded that DeGeneres has actually assisted change in the views for equality. DeGeneres sent her staff a memo in which she wrote she was taking actions to remedy issues with her employees, seeming to move the blame to her producers. These latest claims sign up with a number of other claims that her behavior has tired and upset her team.
Crew members were disturbed after DeGeneres worked with an outside company called Key Code Media to movie the programs.
The crew likewise rankled at what they called a lack of communication or openness about their tasks following the March shutdown amid the coronavirus outbreak. Higher-ups in production would periodically respond to phone calls but reveal little to the team members, who had their pay slashed by 40 percent amid changes caused by the coronavirus. DeGeneres memo to her personnel addressing mistreatment allegations.
Ten previous and one current member of DeGeneres’ staff declared they were bullied, fired for going to family funerals, or taking sick leave while one lady claimed to have actually walked off the job after dealing with remarks about her race. Staff stated they were told not to speak to DeGeneres herself while she was on set, and that the day-to-day running of the program was left to producers. The staff members stated they did not have first-hand experience of DeGeneres being undesirable, however said she requires to take more responsibility for how her employees are treated.
Accusations have actually mounted from other sources against DeGeneres, sparked by a Twitter thread from comedian Kevin Porter. Calling DeGeneres notoriously among the meanest individuals alive, Porter asked individuals for the most ridiculous stories they have heard about her meanness. The tweet got 2,600 replies and saw Porter offer $600 to an LA foodbank, after promising to donate $2 for every genuine mean story.
Claims included that staff are needed to chew gum prior to speaking to DeGeneres due to her sensitive nose, and that she bans anyone from consuming fish or meat.
Independently, security employee Tom Majercak, who was designated to be DeGeneres’ bodyguard at the 2014 Oscars, stated she was sly and demeaning to him. DeGeneres is the one person that Majercak has been designated to that has never ever made the effort to say “hi” to him. DeGeneres is not the person she represents to be that she is playing off on camera.
On day one of the program, DeGeneres told everyone in the first meeting that The Ellen Degeneres Show would be a place of joy where nobody would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect. Certainly, something changed, and she is disappointed to find out that this has not held true. And for that, she is sorry.
Anybody who knows DeGeneres understands it is the reverse of what she believes and what she hoped for the program. She might not have the success she has had without all of her staff’s contributions. Her name is on the program and everything they do and she takes responsibility for that.
Along with Warner Bros, DeGeneres started an internal investigation and they are taking steps, together, to fix the problems.
As The Ellen Degeneres Show has grown significantly, Degeneres has not had the ability to remain on top of everything and depend on others to do their tasks as the way she would want them done. Clearly some did not. That will now change and she is committed to guaranteeing this does not happen again.
Degeneres is also finding out that people who work with her and for her are speaking on her behalf and misrepresenting who she is which needs to stop. As somebody who was judged and nearly lost everything for just being who she is, Degeneres truly comprehends and has deep compassion for those being looked at differently, or dealt with unjustly, or worse, ignored. To think that anyone of her staff felt that way is awful to her.
It has been way too long, however The Ellen Degeneres Show is finally having conversations about fairness and justice. We all have to be more mindful about the way our words and actions affect others, and Degeneres is glad the issues at the program were brought to her attention. She guarantees to do her part in continuing to push herself and everybody around her to learn and grow.
It is crucial to Degeneres and Warner Bros. that everyone who has something to say can speak out and feels safe doing so.
Degeneres is so proud of the work she does and the fun and joy she helped put out in the world. She wants everyone to like working on The Ellen Degeneres Show. The production staff and Warner Bros lost faith in Degeneres and the three executive producers of the show.
Telepictures is dedicated to taking care of its staff and team and has made decisions primarily with them in mind. Many personnel members at The Ellen Degeneres Show are not buying Degeneres’ apology and are calling on her to call it quits. One staffer pointed out that she is just addressing this now because the publicity is so bad for her and her brand name of happiness and generosity.
Degeneres can throw everyone else under the bus, however the dollar stops with her. Among the accusations was one made by a Black female who declared she suffered a variety of microaggressions, her demand for a raise was neglected and she was accused of looking mad and resentful after requested to go through addition training. Another former worker alleged they were fired after taking medical leave for one month following a suicide attempt.
Degeneres is more than happy to put her name on the program, yet she let those 3 executive producers do whatever they wanted.
The fish rots from the head and Degeneres and the 3 of them are now decaying. They also declared Degeneres and her executive producers are on a witch hunt now to find who spoke up against them. Do not think for a second that there will not be a witch hunt to find who went public with the worst secret in television.
Degeneres is mean, she will want revenge for all of this coming out. A popular claim that has actually circulated is that team member were instructed not to talk to Degeneres. She kept herself separated from the personnel.
The Degeneres you see on television is disingenuous and inauthentic. Warner Bros needs to cancel The Ellen Degeneres Show or swap Degeneres out for a fun celebrity host, yet they will not cancel it as all they care about is cash and the program is a cash cow. It is time for DeGeneres to leave television.
DeGeneres has done enough damage.
Warner Bros should replace DeGeneres with someone terrific like Aniston. Aniston is constantly a dream when she visits – thoughtful, kind, amusing, and were actually allowed to look her in the eyes.