Is 'The Ellen Show' About to be Canceled? Producers Respond to Rumors

Tuesday July 7, 2020

Is the long-running, Emmy Award-winning daytime talkshow "The Ellen Show" about to be canceled? Producers cleared up some rumors about the beloved show's fate.

The rumors started after the British tabloid The Sun published a piece about the show's possible cancelation.

"Talk of the show's possible cancellation also comes in light of allegations of the host being 'mean' and 'rude' to her staff," The Sun writes of host Ellen DeGeneres, later adding that the comedian's talkshow "continues to drop in the ratings."

But producers spoke with The New York Post following The Sun's article and reps for the production company for "The Ellen Show" said they "can confirm it's untrue."

Ellen has found herself in the headlines recently for the wrong reasons. In March sources told Us Weekly that she was "at the end of her rope" when it came to rumors about her being mean.

"She thought this was all just sour grapes from a few haters. But it's not a passing thing — the hits just keep coming," they added.

Ellen, who ends each show with "be kind to one another," has been under fire for being mean to staff and guests. She also caught flack for her labor practices since moving her daily operation to her home, laying off her studio staff and hiring new techies. And comparing being quarantined in her $27 million dollar mansion to "like being in jail."

What started the controversy was a social media fund raiser by comedian Kevin T. Porter who said he would donate to a LA food bank for every mean tweet about Ellen that was posted. A month later, trans blogger and make-up artist NikkieTutorials told the Dutch media of her unpleasant Ellen experience.

Not long after, Tom Majercak, a bodyguard who accompanied Ellen and her wife Portia DiRossi to the 2014 Oscars, shared his complaints about Ellen.

Ellen also landed in the headlines when a video of her interview with actor Dakota Johnson went viral. In the clip, Johnson calls out Ellen for skipping her birthday party. Before that, Ellen got flack for hanging out with former President George W. Bush at a football game and used her show as a platform to explain herself.

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