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Ellen DeGeneres Confirms The Rumor Today

Ellen DeGeneres Quitting ‘The Ellen Show’ After 2022?

Ellen DeGeneres wearing a pale gray suit during her Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony

A new rumor concerning the cancellation of The Ellen Degeneres Show has emerged this week. One tabloid believes 2022 will be the popular daytime talk show’s final season thanks to a series of scandals Ellen DeGeneres has endured this year. Gossip Cop looked into this rumor and found some serious flaws.

This week, New Idea claims Ellen DeGeneres is planning to quit The Ellen Degeneres Show in 2022 after her contract is up. According to the outlet, the “scandal-hit” comedian’s talk show “is set to be axed following a deluge of allegations she is a toxic and ‘mean’ boss.” With each new damning accusation, DeGeneres’ “nightmare year” supposedly just keeps getting worse.

This week, New Idea claims Ellen DeGeneres is planning to quit The Ellen Degeneres Show in 2022 after her contract is up. According to the outlet, the “scandal-hit” comedian’s talk show “is set to be axed following a deluge of allegations she is a toxic and ‘mean’ boss.” With each new damning accusation, DeGeneres’ “nightmare year” supposedly just keeps getting worse.

The outlet then dives into some of the past scandals that have rocked the popular daytime talk show host this year, including a viral thread on Twitter where users shared their alleged bad experiences with DeGeneres. In response, the outlet explains, producers for the show “later” released a statement that read in part, “We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn even one person in our production family has had a negative experience.” This tabloid’s shameless tactics won’t work on Gossip Cop, especially since we’ve seen the reports from much more reliable outlets.

First of all, the reports about a “toxic workplace” don’t name Ellen DeGeneres specifically as the cause of the tension. According to the report from Buzzfeed, former employees listed producers and managers of the show as the cause of the toxicity. That’s not to say that DeGeneres doesn’t bear some responsibility for the experiences her employees faced behind the scenes, since it’s her name on the show after all, but she is not specifically named as someone who perpetrated a toxic work environment.

Still, DeGeneres has personally apologized for her role in failing to create an environment of inclusivity that lives up to her name and has vowed to not make the same mistake again. “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,” DeGeneres wrote, via The Hollywood Reporter. “That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”

The outlet’s allegations that DeGeneres was specifically a “mean” and “toxic” boss to her employees is untrue, Gossip Cop discovered, as are the claims of DeGeneres quitting her talk show. Two years is a very long time to plan ahead, but executive producer Andy Lassner recently revealed on Twitter, “Nobody is going off the air.”

Rumors about whether the talk show host will continue on with The Ellen Show have been swirling for years, but have begun to pick up in volume this year. Gossip Cop encountered so many rumors about this in 2020 alone, we compiled our most recent busts together in an article of their own. When tabloids aren’t speculating on whether or not DeGeneres will remain on the show, these shameless outlets ponder who might possibly replace her. Obviously these gossip rags have no clue what’s really going on.

Ellen DeGeneres makes on-air apology, vows a ‘new chapter’

Ellen DeGeneres used her opening monologue of the new season of her daytime talk show to address allegations of a toxic work environment, apologizing for things “that never should have happened.”

“I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power and I realize that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show,” she said in a video posted Monday.

DeGeneres smiled frequently but appeared strained during her remarks. She included several quips that lightened the tone but didn’t match the seriousness of the allegations.

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” started its 18th season in Los Angeles with the host on stage for the first time in months after taping from DeGeneres’s home during quarantine. There wasn’t a studio audience but a virtual one, with faces beamed in on monitors put in the audience seats.

“We have had a lot of conversations over the last few weeks about the show, our workplace, and what we want for the future,” she said. “We have made the necessary changes and today we are starting a new chapter.”

Three of the show’s producers exited over the summer amid allegations of a dysfunctional workplace that harbored misbehavior, including sexual misconduct and racially insensitive remarks. In her monologue, DeGeneres dryly joked that her summer was “super-terrific.”

The host also addressed the allegations that the off-camera DeGeneres is very different than her sunny on-air persona. “The truth is I am that person that you see on TV,” she said.

”I am also a lot of other things,” she said. “I get sad. I get mad. I get anxious. I get frustrated. I get impatient. And I am working on all of that.”

The comedian, who is gay, noted that she’s played a straight woman on screen and considers herself “a pretty good actress,” but not good enough to “come out here every day for 17 years and fool you. This is me.”

An internal company investigation of work conditions was prompted by a BuzzFeed News report in July based on 36 interviews with ex-staffers, who complained about or said they witnessed improper and unfair treatment. The people making the claims were not identified.

“I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously, and I want to say I am so sorry to the people that were affected,” DeGeneres said in her monologue. She was joined later by guest Tiffany Haddish.

The comedian and host had sent a memo to her staff after the BuzzFeed report, recalling her early promise of ensuring a workplace where “everyone would be treated with respect.” Something changed, she said, “and for that, I am sorry.”

In a July statement, Warner Bros. said parent company WarnerMedia’s investigation revealed what it called “some flaws in the show’s daily management.”

Although not all of the allegations were corroborated, the studio said it was “disappointed that the primary findings of the investigation indicated some deficiencies related to the show’s day-to-day management.”

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