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Portia de Rossi Shocks Ellen DeGeneres With Vow Renewal

Couple will celebrate 15th wedding anniversary this summer

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres didn't know it, but Portia de Rossi's 50th birthday party doubled as a vow renewal ceremony for the couple, who will celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary this August. As an apparently "shocked" DeGeneres looked on and party guests gasped, per CNN and People , de Rossi...

Report: Dancer, DJ 'tWitch' of Ellen Dies by Suicide
DJ 'tWitch' of Ellen
Is Dead at 40

DJ 'tWitch' of Ellen Is Dead at 40

'His positive impact will continue to be felt,' wife says of Stephen Boss, said to have died by suicide

(Newser) - Stephen "tWitch" Boss, a key part of the long-running Ellen DeGeneres Show, has died at age 40. The man known for his incredible dance moves was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Los Angeles-area hotel on Tuesday, TMZ reports. He was a contestant on MTV's...

Anne Heche's Cause of Death Revealed

Actress died of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries, coroner determines

(Newser) - Anne Heche died of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries suffered after she crashed her Mini Cooper into a Los Angeles home Aug. 5, the county coroner's office revealed Wednesday. The actress also suffered a "sternal fracture due to blunt trauma," typically caused when a driver's chest...

Watch Ellen Say Goodbye After 19 Years
Ellen's First Guest
Is Also Her Last

Ellen's First Guest Is Also Her Last

DeGeneres bids farewell after 19 years, with help from Jennifer Aniston

(Newser) - As of Thursday, Ellen is no more. Host Ellen DeGeneres aired her last show after 19 years, with People noting that Jennifer Aniston appeared as her final guest. Aniston was, in fact, DeGeneres' very first guest. Pink (who wrote the show's theme) and Billie Eilish also appeared in the...

Diane Keaton Gushes Over 'Gorgeous,' 'Genius' Bieber

Actress dishes with Ellen DeGeneres on shooting 'Ghost' music video with Justin Bieber

(Newser) - Keaton and Allen, Keaton and Nicholson, Keaton and ... Bieber? Yes, we're talking Diane Keaton, and her latest co-star, the Biebs, in his music video for "Ghost," which already has 122 million-plus views after debuting in October. USA Today reports on the 76-year-old Annie Hall and Something's ...

Meghan Markle Is a Surprise Guest on Ellen

She talks about life in California, secret night out with Prince Harry

(Newser) - Meghan Markle shared a lot of memories in a surprise appearance on Ellen—including a story about the days when she used to drive a "very, very old Ford Explorer Sport" with a broken driver's side door to auditions at the Warner Bros. lot where the show is...

NBC Has a Replacement Show for Ellen

Kelly Clarkson's talk show will take over DeGeneres' time slot in 2022

(Newser) - Kelly Clarkson's talk show will replace Ellen DeGeneres' in its time slot on NBC when the latter's show ends its 19-season run in 2022. The Kelly Clarkson Show, which is owned and produced by NBC's syndication arm, launched in September 2019, the Washington Post reports. "By...

Dakota Johnson Fans Give Her Credit for Ending Ellen
Fans to Dakota Johnson:
Thanks for Ending Ellen
in case you missed it

Fans to Dakota Johnson: Thanks for Ending Ellen

They say 2019 interview was the beginning of the end

(Newser) - When Ellen DeGeneres starting getting a lot of bad press last year, Dakota Johnson fans said an awkward exchange during a 2019 interview was the "beginning of the end" for the talk show host. After DeGeneres confirmed Wednesday that her show is ending after its upcoming 19th season, many...

Ellen: Attacks on Me Were 'Orchestrated,' 'Misogynistic'
Ellen: I'm a Victim of Misogyny

Ellen: I'm a Victim of Misogyny

Talk show host opens up about toxic workplace scandal

(Newser) - When Ellen DeGeneres addressed allegations of a toxic workplace at her talk show last year, she said "things happened here that never should have happened" and "the necessary changes" had been made. Her stance appears a little different now after announcing the Ellen DeGeneres Show is nearing its...

You Might've Seen It Coming. Now, Ellen Confirms It

Her show will wrap in 2022 after 19th season

(Newser) - The end of an era of daytime TV approaches, with Ellen DeGeneres' announcement that her long running NBC talk show will wrap next year. "As great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore," the comedian tells the Hollywood ...

Ellen DeGeneres Hemorrhages Viewers After 'Toxic' Allegations

Comedian's daytime talk show has seen a 43% ratings decline since 'toxic workplace' allegations

(Newser) - When Ellen DeGeneres kicked off her daytime talk show's 18th season in September, that episode drew in the highest ratings for one of her season openers in four years. Since then, however, there's been a "startling setback," per the New York Times , which reports on a...

Ellen: No One Told Me This About COVID

Talk show host says she's 'great' apart from back pain

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres was "feeling fine" when she revealed her COVID-19 diagnosis a week ago. That's not quite the case now. In a video released Wednesday, the talk show host said she was "feeling 100%" and "really good"—but then immediately described an unwelcome symptom: "...

Ellen DeGeneres Has Virus
Ellen Suspends Show

Ellen Suspends Show

DeGeneres tests positive for COVID

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres' talk show has been stop-and-go this year, and now it's stopping again. Ellen shut down early in the pandemic, then returned the air in early April, hosting from her living room. After an internal investigation into workplace mistreatment, it wasn't certain that the fall season would...

Ellen's 18th Season Opens With an Apology

'I am so sorry to the people who were affected'

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres used her opening monologue of the new season of her talk show to address a summer of controversy and issue an apology, reports the AP . Watch it here . The key part of the apology, as quoted by BuzzFeed :
  • "As you may have heard, this summer there were

Scandal Fails to Derail Season 18 of Ellen's Show

It premieres Sept. 21

(Newser) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show is indeed coming back for its 18th season despite the controversy that resulted in the departures of three producers. "I can’t wait to get back to work and back to our studio. And, yes, we’re gonna talk about it," DeGeneres said in...

To Understand Ellen, Recall Her Sitcom Controversy
To Know Ellen DeGeneres,
Recall Her Sitcom Controversy
in case you missed it

To Know Ellen DeGeneres, Recall Her Sitcom Controversy

Jezebel piece: Homophobia nearly derailed her career, and she rebounded as 'nice' and 'bland'

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres, long seen as the "nicest woman in Hollywood," is now facing big controversy amid allegations that she and show execs are anything but nice when the cameras aren't rolling. In a lengthy piece at Jezebel , Joan Summers suggests that the key to understanding DeGeneres lies...

Ellen's Show Fires 3 Producers After Scandal

Warner Bros. confirms they have 'parted ways' with the series

(Newser) - Three producers of the Ellen DeGeneres Show have exited amid allegations of a dysfunctional workplace that harbored misbehavior including sexual misconduct and racially insensitive remarks, the AP reports. Executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman have “parted ways” with the long-running daytime series, a...

More Big Names Support Ellen
More Big Names Support Ellen

More Big Names Support Ellen

Katy Perry, DJ Samantha Ronson have kind words for talk show host

(Newser) - Katy Perry has joined celebrity manager Scooter Braun in defending Ellen DeGeneres amid allegations of a toxic atmosphere at her talk show. "I know I can't speak for anyone else's experience besides my own but I want to acknowledge that I have only ever had positive takeaways...

Can Ellen Recover From Avalanche of Bad Press?
Can Ellen Recover From
Avalanche of Bad Press?
the rundown

Can Ellen Recover From Avalanche of Bad Press?

She plans to be back, but rumors are circulating about possible replacements

(Newser) - Not too long ago, Ellen DeGeneres had the reputation of being one of the nicest people in show business. But a steady cascade of negative stories about how she treats people—staffers and guests alike—has not only put a big dent in that reputation but raised questions about the...

Big Names Aren't Buying Ellen's Apology

Brad Garrett, Lea Thompson don't have positive things to say; Scooter Braun comes to her defense

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres offered an apology this week to her staff for what's been increasingly reported as a "toxic" workplace , but some big names are pushing back on her words. "Anyone who knows me knows it's the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for...

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