Ellen DeGeneres may soon get canceled, according to a stunning new report.
We don't mean this in the broad, social media sense, either.
We don't mean this in the sense that Ellen DeGeneres is being criticized by an online mob and users are saying she should be ostracized from the general conversation and/or the public stage.
We mean this literally.
Rumors surrounding her future have been flying around that we never expected to entertain just a few months ago.
Ellen may actually get canceled as a talk show.
Amid insiders whispering about this possibility, The New York Post spoke to a represenative from DeGeneres’ production company, who simply said the following:
“Telepictures can confirm it’s untrue."
How is this even being discussed at the moment?
How could Ellen, one of the most popular and successful figures in all of entertainment, have fallen this far so quickly?
Back in April, Ellen was accused of cruel behavior toward her guests and also toward her employees in a series of articles.
These reports began to circulate once she began airing a stripped-down version of her talk show amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to insiders, the 62-year-old talk show icon allegedly communicated very poorly with her staff during this period.
And then ripped them off.
Crew members "received no written communication about the status of their working hours, pay, or inquiries about their mental and physical health from producers for over a month," said two sources.
According to Variety, both insiders spoke out only under the condition of anonymity because the situation was so toxic.
Then, with the country in the grips of a long overdue conversation regarding income inequality, especially in the midst of the global pandemic, the real bombshell hit.
After weeks of uncertainty, "nearly all crew members were told last week to brace for a 60% reduction in pay, even as the show continues to air," the report continued.
For the record, Ellen is worth approximately $330 million.
In the wake of this backlash, ratings for Ellen have plummeted.
Is that because of the negative press? It's hard to imagine it's not, since Americans are at home watching TV more than ever, and Ellen's ratings recently fell 14 percent to a new season 17-low rating of 1.2.
The “stories are all true,” a former employee of Ellen's long-running daytime talk show has told the Post, seemingly confirming allegations of abusive behavior by DeGeneres.
This remains a shocking revelation after many years of DeGeneres presenting herself on air as an especially friendly and benevolent celebrity.
“Is she always nice? No,” added a former staffer. “It irritates me that people think she’s all sweetness and light and she gets away with it."
Not so much any longer, it seems.
The contradiction between such accounts and Ellen's public persona is hard to reconcile, but perhaps that's why the push to unmask her (so to speak) has been so pronounced this year.
On March 20, comedian Kevin T. Porter launched a Twitter thread that went viral, calling for anyone who encountered DeGeneres to respond with “insane” stories about “Ellen being mean.”
Replied TV writer Ben Simeon to that particular call to action:
“A new staff member was told, ‘Every day she picks someone different to really hate. It’s not your fault, just suck it up for the day and she’ll be mean to someone else the next day.’
"They didn’t believe it, but it ended up being entirely true."
If that were an isolated case, it would be easily dismissed.
But more of these stories began to emerge, and each one - even if only partially true - painted a worse picture than the last.
DeGeneres has not directly responded to these accusations, but a source told celebrity gossip magazine Us Weekly shortly after they started coming out that "Ellen is at the end of her rope."
What does this actually mean and will we see any changes or statements from DeGeneres or her team?
We can't say at the moment, but it will be very interesting to see what happens, to put things mildly.
Ellen DeGeneres thought that the stories about her being a huge asshole to everyone around her we’re just going to blow over and Us Magazine is reporting she doesn’t know what to do now that it isn’t actually blowing over.
“Ellen is at the end of her rope,” a source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly. “She thought this was all just sour grapes from a few haters. But it’s not a passing thing — the hits just keep coming.”
It turns out that when you treat hundreds of people like they’re beneath you, you get more than a few haters.
Ellen’s reaction here actually reminds me of a viral tweet from last year.
Me sowing: Haha fuck yeah!!! Yes!!
Me reaping: Well this fucking sucks. What the fuck.
— The Golden Sir (@screaminbutcalm) March 12, 2019
But really, things are not too bad for her in her giant mansion with her hot, younger wife.
“Ellen’s so grateful to have Portia in her life as a soulmate and a sounding board, but that doesn’t mean it’s been easy,” a second source tells Us. “Their home life is strained right now. … Her real friends never ask her to be funny or tell jokes. They accept her as is.”
And at the end of the day, DeGeneres’ ratings continue to soar, which indicates that the backlash has not affected her show.
“Ellen’s been in our homes for so long, it’ll take a lot more than a bodyguard and a blogger to change how people feel about her,” the second insider notes. “Her best response is just being happy Ellen on the show every day.”
Honestly, she probably should have taken her wife’s advice to retire, and it’s not too late. Her show’s ratings aren’t down, but who knows what will happen when the pandemic ends and there are other shows to watch. Go out on top before something really bad comes out. Harvey Weinstein thought he was just going to ride out #metoo and go back to making movies, and he ended up being the only person it took down before they ended it for Joe Biden. Not that Ellen is as bad as Weinstein, but that public opinion can turn on a dime.
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Earlier this year, several media outlets reported on allegations of Ellen DeGeneres engaging in cruel and abusive behavior toward her staff throughout her time on television.
As the weeks went on, more colleagues and underlings came forward with accounts of being mistreated by a woman who's built a billion-dollar brand by portraying herself as a paragon of kindness and compassion.
Now, the New York Post has published the accounts of several more Ellen staffers who say they were mistreated during their time on the show.
“The stories are all true,” a former employee of Ellen's long-running daytime talk show told the Post.
“Is she always nice? No,” the former staffer continued.
“It irritates me that people think she’s all sweetness and light and she gets away with it.”
The Post also spoke with a bodyguard who was charged with protecting DeGeneres when she hosted the Academy Awards in 2014.
“Ellen pretty much just gave me a side glance out of her eye and didn’t even say ‘hello,’ or ‘thank you for protecting my mother, my wife and me,’” Tom Majercak said.
“It was very cold and it was very sly and it was actually kind of demeaning in the way that she treats people other than those who are in her circle.”
Podcaster Kevin T. Porter who was among the first to call Ellen out for her mistreatment of others stated that the host's belittling behavior has long been something of an “open secret” in Hollywood.
“There’s always been this whisper network about her notorious behavior."
A former producer on Ellen's show recalled an incident from several years ago that highlighted the extent of the host's privilege.
The anonymous staffer says DeGeneres lost her glasses on set one day, and she promptly placed a phone call to one of the most iconic innovators in American history.
“She stopped everything and made a call,” the producer said.
“Next thing we know, we literally hear [Apple CEO] Steve Jobs pick up and say ‘Hi, Ellen’ … Ellen told him the iPhone should have a bigger font." he added.
"That’s her. It’s not that she’s some demon. She just lives in an incredibly privileged bubble and is out of touch with the real world.”
Of course, there's "out of touch" and then there's "call the CEO of Apple and make demands for the next iPhone software update, all because you lost your glasses."
Some have gone so far as to claim they felt abused or bullied by Ellen, but for the most part, the behavior described by accusers is along the lines of the Jobs anecdote -- depressing reminders of what can happen when insecurity and extreme privilege collide.
Here's hoping Ellen will take this opportunity to engage in some serious self-reflection and consider the ways in which she can be better to the people around her.
To the millions of fans who tune into her eponymous talk show on a daily basis, Ellen DeGeneres is not only a top-tier comic, she's a kind and warm-hearted individual who truly cares about the charity workers and other do-gooders she routinely invites on her show.
But new reports from those who have worked with the daytime queen over the course of her show's 17-year run paint a very different picture.
Like every major network talk show host, Ellen has been broadcasting a stripped-down version of her show from her home ever since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Unlike her comedian colleagues, however, DeGeneres has allegedly cut off contact with the crew that helped turn the studio version of her show into a ratings juggernaut.
According to a report from Variety, it was only after repeated phone calls to Ellen's co-producers that staff were able to gather some information about their salaries and future employment.
And when they finally received a response to their inquiries, it seems they did not like what they heard.
Crew members "received no written communication about the status of their working hours, pay, or inquiries about their mental and physical health from producers for over a month, said two sources, both of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity," Variety reports.
And after weeks of uncertainty, "nearly all crew members were told last week to brace for a 60% reduction in pay, even as the show continues to air," the report continues.
DeGeneres has a reported net worth of $330 million, and she earns roughly $50 million a year from her talk show.
A one-woman media empire, Ellen also hosts the popular Game of Games series that airs during prime time.
Ratings for her talk show have remained consistent during the lockdown, meaning there's no reason to suspect that her sky-high earnings will be diminished even in the slightest.
Despite all of this, it seems DeGeneres' crew will suffer a decrease in pay that's likely to prove catastrophic for many.
All of this comes on the heels of a new report of Ellen's infamous rudeness on set.
For years, allegations Ellen has been haunted by rumors that her boisterous and personable demeanor is a carefully-constructed facade.
Now, insiders say "the mask is starting to slip."
Dutch beauty blogger Nikkie de Jager -- known on YouTube as NikkieTutorials -- appeared on Ellen back in January, and she describes the experience as a deeply unpleasant one that left her with the impression that the host's apparent kindness is merely a charade.
"Call me naive, but I kind of expected to be welcomed with confetti cannons," de Jager told a Dutch magazine this week.
"But instead I was greeted by an angry intern who was a bit overworked. I was expecting a Disney show, but I got Teletubbies after dark."
de Jager says Ellen "didn't even say hello" to her before her interview segment, and she was given rude instructions from an intern regarding which bathroom she would be permitted to use.
"Every guest at Ellen's had a private toilet, but I didn't," de Jager claimed.
"I was not allowed to use the nearest toilet because it was reserved for the Jonas Brothers."
Adding to the cruelty of the bathroom situation is the fact that de Jager is trans and was forcibly outed earlier this year after being blackmailed.
Ellen is no stranger to controversy, of course.
In recent years, she's been criticized for buddying up to George W. Bush and defending homophobic tweets from fellow comic Kevin Hart.
But the latest allegations could signal major trouble for DeGeneres' public image going forward.
"The behavior that's been revealed about Ellen is rat poison to the Ellen DeGeneres brand," brand expert Eric Schiffer tells Fox News.
"When you have a brand like Ellen's leak information that is 180 degrees different than this facade she's been painting, it creates a dumpster fire on her image and it's like watching the Hindenburg."
In all likelihood, Ellen's career and talk show will survive this latest round of damaging reports.
But if this type of information continues to surface, at some point the damage to her reputation may prove irreparable.
Ellen DeGeneres has really become public enemy number one lately, and all she ever did was act like a completely horrible person for years with absolutely no accountability. Hunh, I guess it actually makes a lot of sense that people want to replace her with Ellen Page. Portia de Rossi is probably even on that train by now.
Well, just because Ellen is currently filming her show in her house, don’t expect her to start treating the crew like they’re people or anything. Variety reports that members of her crew are apoplectic over the poor treatment they’ve received from Ellen during the coronavirus crisis.
When production executives finally did weigh in, nearly all crew members were told last week to brace for a 60% reduction in pay, even as the show continues to air, according to sources close to the matter.
These people have families and obligations and shouldn’t have to be the ones to bear the burden here, especially with a boss who’s worth o we $300 million. And it took two weeks for crew members to find out how much they’d get paid or if they’d even get paid at all.
Adding insult to injury, sources said that while most of the crew was left out of work with reduced pay, the remote production has hired Key Code Media, a Burbank-based audiovisual house, to help produce technical elements of the show while crew members with the same skills sit idle. Each of DeGeneres’ crew is affiliated with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees union.
Not only have the hours crew are getting paid for been cut from 40 to 16 a week, Ellen has hired non-union tech workers to do the work crew members could be doing.
Of course, none of this has stopped Ellen from saying how much she loves the crew.
On her April 7 return to the air, DeGeneres told viewers she “wanted to start doing my new show as soon as possible.” The host specifically said it was for “my staff and crew. I love them, I miss them, the best thing I can do to support them is to keep the show on the air.”
I don’t like to throw the term “two-face bitch” around lightly, but it’s mostly because uptight people tend come out of the woodwork when you say it and not because it doesn’t apply.
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Ellen DeGeneres really managed to blow through all the good will she built up by being one of the first out people in Hollywood. Seriously, one of the biggest lesbian pop-culture blogs of the early 2000s was called AfterEllen. I cannot express to you how much people loved Ellen, and those same people hate her now.
Maybe it was hanging out with George W Bush or complaining about how being stuck in her mansion with her beautiful wife doing a TV show where she talks to celebrities was like being in prison or maybe it was just that it’s come out she’s kind of a horrible person. Whatever the reason, people really don’t like Ellen anymore.
As if to shine a spotlight directly on this, there’s now a petition to replace her on her talk show with Ellen Page.
ellen page is a much better ellen to host the ellen show. ellen degeneres is a hetero that just happens to be gay. ellen page is a much better host because she’s way more gay
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Former Ellen DeGeneres Employees Share Horror Stories About the Beloved Comic to Pass Time During Quarantine
You know, it’s really disappointing to me to find out that Ellen DeGeneres is a terrible person. I mean, there were hints.
President George W. Bush and Ellen Degeneres at the Cowboys Packers game today pic.twitter.com/b1gxkXnc4G
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 6, 2019
Still, Ellen had always been a hero of mine. Her stand-up album, Eat This, is one of the funniest I’ve ever heard. She is very funny. Like, Louis C.K. funny. Man, it is just not a great time to be a fan of stand-ups in general, is it? Don’t even get me started on what an ass Bill Hicks became after he faked his death and changed his name to Alex Jones.
I had heard rumors that Ellen was just an awful person but I don’t think I realized the extent until I saw the Twitter thread where former employees recounted their horror stories of dealing with her, started for charity by Kevin T. Porter.
Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about!
She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive
Respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank
— Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) March 20, 2020
He ended up donating $600, which means he got around 300 true stories of Ellen being horrible. Here are a few of the best.
Kathy Griffin said that when Joan Rivers died, Ellen staunchly refused to do a tribute to her because her comedy (and Kathy’s) were “the wrong kind,” too mean-spirited. We love a pious comic.
— Brett Ashley Hawkins (@muchbrettah) March 20, 2020
Okay, I said I loved Ellen earlier, but no one disrespects the queen like that. It’s like Bill Cosby telling young black to pull their pants up while pulling the pants off unconscious black women.
I worked @RealFoodDaily, served her & Porsha at brunch. She wrote a letter to the owner & complained about my chipped nail polish (not that it was on her plate but just that it was on my hand). I had worked till closing the night before & this was next morn, almost got me fired.
— Chris Farah (@ChrisLFarah) March 20, 2020
This is one of the most petty things I’ve ever heard in my entire life.
After working for Ellen for over 5 years, close friend left to have baby, & found different job on a union network show (benefits etc), Ellen BEGGED her to return then fired her after 1 week, no reason given, and friend struggled for long time w new baby and no benefits etc.
— Cassandra Tells You So (@MissAbsinthe) March 21, 2020
This takes petty to a new level.
I have another food one: she polices her crew's lunch orders, nobody allowed to eat fish etc. They would come hide on our stage to eat what they wanted away from her.
— Alison Freer (@AlisonVFreer) March 20, 2020
This seems terrible but keep in mind all vegans are like this, i.e. the worst.
Ok more rumor than real but a friend of a former PA said you weren’t allowed to make eye contact with her which is just major Jenna Maroney do not look me in the eyes energy
— Caitie Karasik (@caitieekk) March 20, 2020
This came up again and again; Ellen apparently gets furious if any members of the production crew, such as the grips and gaffers, make eye contact with her. That’s some next-level bullshit right there.
An old friend worked on her lot & smiled & said “good afternoon” to her one day & she became unhinged. “Who do you think you are? You don’t look at me” yada yada. She said Portia was with her & seemed embarrassed & tried to calm her down. Has forever changed my opinion of her.
— Mrs. Harry Styles (@TheOnlyDetox) March 21, 2020
See? That is a person who thinks they’re better than you because they have money.
The moral is never have heroes. Especially not if they’re stand-up comics. That is not a profession people get into because they’re well adjusted and morally upright.
Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have stepped down as senior members of the royal family, they'll be faced with the task of supporting both themselves and their 8-month-old son, Archie.
Of course, they're still internationally famous, and they still have a lot of clout.
So you're not gonna see Harry and Meghan taking a civil service exam or picking up an industrial-sized drum of cheeseballs at Sam's Club anytime soon.
Their version of getting out there and earning a living will look very different from the peasant version.
For example, rather than being interviewed by hiring managers, Meghan will sit down with one of the most famous television personalities in the world.
And in doing so, she might be making an enemy of the other most famous TV host.
According to a new report from The Daily Mail, Meghan has decided to give her first post-Megxit interview to Ellen DeGeneres.
The move is surprising for a number of reasons.
For one thing, Ellen's show is more informal and less journalistic than some of the outlets Meg might have chosen.
(Though it's safe to say some adjustments will be made -- you can bet no one will be jumping out from under a table to make the Duchess of Sussex shriek on national TV.)
On top of that, Meghan has long been friends with Oprah Winfrey, and the one-woman media empire has served as one of the Sussexes most vocal supporters in the States.
Despite that fact, the Mail's insiders say the Meghan-Ellen interview is a go, and will take place in the coming weeks.
"Ellen and Meghan have already discussed a sit-down interview. That has been in the works for quite some time now," says one source.
"Ellen getting the first shot at an in-depth interview is surely going to put Oprah's - (and Gayle King's) nose out of joint."
The insider goes on to point out the many ways in which Oprah has gone to great lengths to forge a relationship with Meghan in recent years.
"After all, Oprah wooed Meghan's mother by having her spend the day in Montecito, wrangled an invite to the wedding and has been pretty vocal in her support of the couple's decision to break away," says the source.
In spite of Oprah's efforts, however, it seems that Meg simply feels a deeper connection with Ellen.
"Meghan adores Ellen and loves the fact that she and Portia are huge animal lovers," the insider claims.
"She said they have stayed in touch since meeting in person and have become close."
Far more than a professional relationship, sources say the mutual fondness between Meghan and Ellen has all the makings of a beautiful friendship.
"She said they actually have a lot in common and that Ellen has been a huge support, especially since moving to Canada," one source tells the Mail.
"Ellen has a way of making things happen," the insider adds.
"Plus Ellen has made it clear to her staffers that Meghan is one of the nicest, most real people she's ever met and that Harry is just the same."
And it seems both parties are looking forward to getting to know one another better, now that they won't be separated by an ocean.
"I wouldn't be surprised if they forge even more of a friendship now that Meghan is in North America.
Of course, North America might not be safe for Meg and Harry now that they've incurred the wrath of Oprah!
Kendall Jenner made a visit to Ellen on Friday!
But, before getting into the latest family drama, Kendall had something serious to discuss with the comedian.
"Honestly, I was a little offended that I haven't ever been scared before," she told Ellen. "I feel like all my family members have been scared, and you got my mom really good last time."
Yes, probably the best scare in the history of scares.
Kris falling over out of pure fear and claiming that she "wet her pants" was way too good to not re-share with the audience.
But, Ellen was prepared for Kendall this time and not only had one scare staged for the model but two!
And though the first one, which featured snakes falling from the ceiling, surprisingly didn't make the model jump, scream or cry the prankster queen had another trick up her sleeve.
While Ellen was busy distracting Kendall with boyfriend questions, a large man dressed up as mom Kris Jenner, popped out of a box.
Honestly, it got us all.
The successful scare pleased the reality star and the two continued on with the more important stuff... you know like addressing whether or not her sister is actually pregnant and the real reason why she missed out on her family Christmas card.
Kylie Jenner sparked all kinds of internet buzz when she "posted a pic of her and Travis Scott getting very cozy with the cryptic caption, baby #2," according to Toofab.
Ellen figured it was a pregnancy reveal, along with the rest of us, but Kendall had a different explanation.
"I think she was just like, 'we are looking good and we are really into one another' and maybe baby number two is gonna happen," Kendall responded.
"They're practicing, right?" she asked. "Is that what you call it?
Ellen joked back saying "I don't call it anything." But, we get you, Kendall. It's just practice!
Which tells us that Kylie and the rapper do intend on having more babies together in the future, which could be right around the corner.
I hope the couple doesn't continue to test out their baby reveal announcement via Instagram because we can't handle all the false hope.
The talk show host also covered a never before discussed topic (a joke) about why Kendall missed out on the Kardashian Christmas card.
But her excuse was nothing thrilling:
"We were on set all day and we hadn't really planned a Christmas card," Kendall said. "Kim was like we're all ready why don't we just do a Christmas card, and I was like, "I gotta go. I had to run with my mom to somewhat of a work thing, so we didn't really have time."
But, she was totally cool with the final product and thought the moms and their kids all looked great.
She did have some fun however with all the online jokes and even horribly photoshopped her face into the card.
Kim Kardashian did admit that she felt bad her sister missed the picture and actually considered doing a professional add-in of the 23-year-old.
Overall, the Ellen episode shared some fascinating highlights of Kenny finally getting spooked and that Kylie is not pregnant with baby #2...yet?
Luckily for us, the Kardashians will tell all in the new season which comes out this March!
On her show on Wednesday, the talk show host addressed the recent event in which a photo of a single brown egg claiming the top spot for most liked photo on Instagram. The egg (or its account holder really) first set out to surpass Kylie Jenner, who originally held the record with the first snapshot she shared of daughter Stormi five days after her birth in February 2018. Jenner’s photo garnered 18 million likes, but the egg has now reached an astonishing 45 million likes and counting.
“The egg’s life has completely changed,” DeGeneres joked. “I want that egg on the show. Egg if you’re listening… I want you on the show.”
Before revealing her plan to break the record, the comedienne couldn’t resist a very appropriate egg joke. “Now that this egg holds the record, everyone’s gonna try to beat the egg,” she said, “And you know what happens when you beat an egg? It’s an omelet.”
DeGeneres’ then showed off what photo she hopes will out rank them all: The egg decorated with Jenner’s face on it.
“I named it Eggward Shellington Jenner III,” she said.
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Though her combo post doesn’t exactly threaten to beat either Jenner or the egg (it has 4 million likes right now), it has become DeGeneres’ most-liked photo. It has more likes than her photos with Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson, Julia Roberts and the image of her receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom—but true to her form, DeGeneres isn’t getting discouraged.
“I think this is great, because with all the divisiveness that we have going on in the world, we found something that we can all agree on,” she said. “It’s a damn egg.”
Jenner responded to the controversy on Sunday with a video of herself cracking a brown egg on the hot pavement outside seemingly to watch it cook.
“Take that little egg,” she captioned the funny clip.
You never forget your first — celebrity crush, that is.
Lady Gaga played a round of Burning Questions during her Thursday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she spilled the truth about her favorite body part (nose), favorite way to sleep (nude), and so much more.
But perhaps the most interesting revelation came when DeGeneres asked the 32-year-old Mother Monster about the first Hollywood heartthrob to get her pulse racing. Rather than going the more traditional George Clooney-esque leading man route, Gaga admitted that her first celebrity crush was Adrien Brody. DeGeneres then admitted that hers was late King of Pop Michael Jackson.
Gaga also opened up about her big screen role in the upcoming remake of A Star Is Born, which hits theaters Friday, Oct. 5. While the part required her to go back to her natural brunette hair color, she admits that her return to blonde was a swift one — in fact, she dyed it back the very night she finished shooting!
“I literally dyed my hair blonde the night that we stopped shooting because I wanted to get out of it as soon as possible because there is — without giving away the end of the film — there is some tremendous emotion and tragedy, so I wanted to get her out, but to be honest, she’s still in here,” Gaga recalled as she pointed to her heart.
She also told the host about her off-screen relationship with Bradley Cooper and how quickly they bonded. “He makes you feel comfortable right away, and he’s such a loving and caring person,” Gaga said. “We’re both from the East coast, we’re both Italian, so before I knew it, I was heating up leftovers in the kitchen and feeding him. We were talking about life.”
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The Grammy winner continued, “And then we started to sing together at the piano, a song by Creedence Clearwater Revival, ‘Midnight Special,’ and I heard his voice and I stopped dead in my tracks and I said, ‘Oh my gosh, Bradley, you can sing.’ He sings from his soul.”
Mark Wahlberg‘s fitness regimen is cooler than ever — literally.
The 47-year-old actor shared on Ellen on Tuesday that his latest strategy to help his body recover from intense workouts is spending time in a cryotherapy chamber, or a small room kept, in his case, at 150 degrees below zero. Dressed in a mask, gloves, socks, hat and underwear, the Mile 22 star walks around and listens to music in the intense conditions for three minutes, the maximum amount experts will allow.
He also told the comedian and talk show host that there’s another facility in Columbus, Ohio, he tried, and it gets so cold that he was required to cover his nipples before entering.
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Always curious, DeGeneres, 60, asked him about how “his stuff” survives the temperature, and he responded, “It shrivels up a little. It’s okay, it comes back to normal,” before adding that the cold removes inflammation and can improve sleep.
The fitness fanatic regularly shares the quirks of his routine on social media. On Wednesday morning, he posted a video of himself refueling after his 3:45 a.m. work out. He listed everything he was eating that day — including meatballs at 8 a.m. and grilled chicken with Kalamata olives two and a half hours later — and that he would be hitting the hay at 6:30 that evening.
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In December 2017, the Ted star broke down the lifestyle habits with Men’s Health that he was relying on to get down to 6 percent body fat.
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“I don’t play basketball anymore because I don’t want to roll an ankle and miss a movie or screw up my golf game,” he said. “I’m doing twice a day and jumping rope. If I wake up at 3:30, I can go to the golf course at 6:30, be done by 8:30, and then be home and then do the rest of my stuff: work with a physiotherapist, get treatment, hit the cryo chamber.”
Despite the specific nature of his personal approach, Wahlberg still tries to inspire his fans. “The only way to be the best is to keep working like you got nothing,” he told the magazine. “Keep getting after it, and be more and more aggressive, more and more focused every day. I don’t know. I have more drive and desire now than I ever have.”
Though some wild rumors are floating around, the claim that Kris Jenner is making Tristan Thompson pay for his cheating has yet to be confirmed.
In public, at least, her words are all about Khloe and how extraordinary she is being on her journey as a new mother.
In the video below, Kris even admits that she gets choked up thinking about it.
When Ellen delicately broaches the subject of Tristan Thompson's cheating scandal.
"Pretty unexpected, but Khloe is amazing."
Though Tristan was caught cheating with multiple women and it all came out the day before Khloe went into labor, Kris deflects to Khloe's strength.
"I’m so proud of that kid. I get choked up because she’s such a good mom."
Judge for yourself whether or not Kris is actually getting choked up in the video below.
"Honestly, I get so emotional."
We're not going to question that (because I admire Kris but also she terrifies me).
Kris talks about her very recent visit to Khloe in Cleveland.
"It was snowing, and she was nestled in in the nursery [with] the baby and she’s just concentrating on that."
Remember last week, when there was still cold weather and people were complaining? Well, now everywhere feels like an oven.
Kris describes Khloe's maternal manner.
"Just being a mom, her baby."
Khloe, of course, is not the only one of Kris' daughters to have welcomed a baby girl this year.
"That’s what her sisters are doing as well."
Kris talks about Khloe's current mood.
"She’s so excited about motherhood."
Kris does, however, reveal that Khloe has encountered a major problem.
She says that Khloe is "trying to get the nursing thing down, which is a little tricky."
Nursing is not as easy as a lot of people make it look. Sometimes, the baby has trouble latching or the mother has trouble lactating. There's a lot involved.
"She’s figuring it out just one day at a time."
But Kris has nothing but good things to say for Khloe's mothering.
"And she’s just the best mom already."
Naturally, Kris is over the moon about her youngest grandchild.
"And that baby is so cute, little True."
Ellen asked if Kris and the others are conspiring to avenge Khloe, but Kris says:
"I think we do what we always do and that’s spring into action with love."
Possible translation: Kris certainly isn't going to talk about her elaborate, Bond-villain level plot to exact justice in public.
"We all hopped on a plane and flew to Cleveland, ‘cause that’s what we know to do."
Some people scatter when there's trouble. The Kardashian clan always rallies.
"I’m there to support my kids no matter what happens."
That's why she's the momager.
"I just do the best I can just like anybody else would for their family."
She points out that her family, in addition to having more resources than most, also just has more people.
"There’s a lot of us."
She then makes a major understatement:
"We all get together and we do things together and we’re a force to be reckoned with."
Kris says that she and her family arrived just in time.
"She gave birth within hours after us arriving, it was crazy."
They knew in advance, so she says that they would have been on their way even if it hadn't been for Tristan's scandal.
"It was very exciting, though, at the same time. It was all simultaneously happening."
Khloe was already in labor while they were on the plane.
"We knew she was going to have the baby within the week. I brought the doctor. I had the doctor on the plane and nurse practitioner."
Yes, they dragged a doctor across the country. That's what it's like when you're rich. Also, can you imagine saying no to Kris Jenner? I can't.
"We were calling from the plane, like, ‘What’s going on?’ They were like, ‘She just got her epidural!’ And we were like, ‘What!’"
But they did make it in time to welcome little True into the world. Adorable.
Here is the video, where Kris says all of this and much more:
It may be the job of Ellen DeGeneres to make people laugh on a daily basis, but the talk show host was sadly forced to turn serious on Thursday.
For the saddest of reasons:
Because her father passed away at the age of 92.
Ellen broke this news to her viewers in a moving tribute to her dad, Elliott, which followed a long talk with Oprah Winfrey about the fatal mudslides in their home town.
“In addition to what’s going on in Monetico, I lost my dad this week,” DeGeneres said, fighting back tears as she spoke.
“He was 92 years old. He had a good, long life. And he lived his life exactly how he wanted. He was Christian science his entire life. He never had medicine his whole life.
"He never went to a doctor. We never had a vaccination. We never had medicine growing up and he lived to be 92.”
Continued the comedian:
"He was very proud of me. He loved this show. He was a kind man, very accepting man.
"There was not one bone of judgment in his body. He was very funny … Before he passed away I got to talk to him, so I got to say goodbye to him.”
We don't know the exact cause of death in this case.
But the man was 92 years old.
As you can see immediately above and below, Ellen also paid tribute to her father on Twitter yesterday.
"It wasn't unexpected," Ellen added on Instagram.
"I was able to say goodbye. When I was a kid, my dad took us on one vacation to Warner Bros. Studios. He loved this business. He loved that I was in it.
"When he died, I saw this rainbow over the stage they named for me."
Previously, Ellen has said the following to Winfrey:
"So many times over the past 15 years, people have come up to me and say to me that when they're going through a tough time this show gets them through it.
"Today, I need you because there's a lot going on in my life right now."
Our thoughts are with Ellen's family at this time.
Watch her tribute below:
Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 storm when it first made landfall in Texas.
We have all seen the photos of the flooding. We've seen highways that have flooded so high that the water above them has waves.
We've seen people standing on rooftops, people riding boats between houses, and heard the horrifying stories of people who were swept away by the water.
Celebrities have heard this, too, and they have been using their considerable platforms and their own personal resources to help with the relief effort.
As climate change continues to destabilize what were once more temperate weather patterns, these "500 year storms" will be coming more and more frequently.
Many believe that we need a better coordinate governmental response when these disasters strike. It's good to hear stories of private citizens acting as heroes, but it's better if they never have to.
In the mean time, however, boat owners have been taking time off of work and traveling with their boats towards Texas where they hope to help distribute supplies and reach people who are still stranded.
Celebrities are donating money to the relief effort, but some stars are doing even more.
1. JJ Watt
2. Jennifer Lopez and Alexander Rodriguez
3. DJ Khaled
4. Nicki Minaj
5. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
6. Kevin Hart
Camila Cabello Proves She’s Doing Just Fine Without Fifth Harmony With THIS Performance Of Bad Things On Ellen!
Camila Cabello is doing just fine without Fifth Harmony!
On Monday, the X Factor alum cemented her single artist status by taking to the stage at The Ellen DeGeneres Show to perform her hit, Bad Things, with Machine Gun Kelly. This appearance marks the It-girl's first TV performance since leaving the beloved girl group back in December.
Now this collaboration with the up-and-comer dropped back in November, but it's the first time she's performed it while not a member of 5H. Time certainly flies, doesn't it?
Not to mention, Cabello's stop by DeGeneres' show comes only a handful of weeks after her former bandmates tried to shade her at the People's Choice Awards by leaving out her lyric from their single, Work From Home. Nonetheless, it seems like Camila is doing much better now that she's a solo act... it probably helps 5H isn't doing great these days!
Be sure to ch-ch-check out the full performance for yourself (below)!
[Image via EllenTube.]
The stakes could NOT be higher!
From issues such as the economy to abortion, both politicians brought their A-game in order to cinch the last few undecided voters!
To see the best reactions, ch-ch-check them out (below)!
I can't live tweet the debate tonight because unlike Donald Trump I'm a self made success and I'm WORKING.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 20, 2016
His "stance" on gun laws is truly terrifying
— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) October 20, 2016
IMO Chris Wallace doing a great job, so far. Feels civil and informative.
— Greg Berlanti (@GBerlanti) October 20, 2016
Want to be in my new band, Bad Hombres?
— Michelle Branch (@michellebranch) October 20, 2016
The wall too???
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) October 20, 2016
ANSWER THE FUCKING QUESTION!
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) October 20, 2016
Wow, Trump sounds like he's speaking at a a Putin rally .
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) October 20, 2016
Grab him by the Putin.
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) October 20, 2016
Who WOULDN'T trust him with nukes! He is so calm!
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) October 20, 2016
Hilary is doing goodly.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) October 20, 2016
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It's been way too long since we've had ourselves a classic Kanye West rant, hasn't it?
Fortunately, the rapper taped an appearance on Ellen this week and came through with crazy, shining colors for us.
It all started when the host asked Kanye why he didn't reach out to Mark Zuckerberg via Facebook, instead of publicly asking the billionaire to help him with his $53 million debt.
"I understand Mark Zukerberg doesn't use Twitter, even though I have had dinner with him and his wife and told them about how I wanted to help the world, and he said he'd help me, and blah blah blah," Mr. Kim Kardashian replied.
"That's how it feels, though, it's like the pursuit of happiness, it's like you're trying to sell that bone density machine, you know in that movie...."
Yes, that's a reference to the Will Smith movie The Pursuit of Happyness.
But Kanye was only just getting started.
"I feel like if I had more resources, I could help more people," he explained.
"I have ideas that could make the human race's existence within our country better. Period. The paparazzi, whatever perception you have of me, starting with the truth, started with what everyone's thinking, start there, put some dope sh-t with it."
Okay then. We guess. Go on, Kanye...
"I care about people. My dad lived in homeless shelters less than five years ago, to find out...he's a psych major.
"My mom was the first black female chair of the English department of the Chicago State University. I was raised to do something, to make a difference."
For this reason, West says he took the 2016 #OscarsSoWhite campaign very, very seriously.
"I didn't take the Oscars as a joke. You know, 'All black actors can talk about the glass ceilings we've dealt with, talk about how many times you've been blocked from being able to excel.'
"It ain't no joke."
Kanye went on to say that he's the only celebrity still alive who can actually have a cultural impact.
"Picasso is dead, Steve Jobs is dead, Disney is dead. Name someone living that you can name in the same breath as them.
"We're one race, the human race, we're a blip in the existence of the universe and we're constantly trying to pull each other down. It's like I'm shaking talking about it, I feel I can make a difference while I'm here, I feel I can make a difference through my skill set."
After stating he has a condition called "synaesthesia," which means he can see sound, Kanye concluded with a story:
"I'm sitting with [President] Obama, and Leo [DiCaprio]'s talking about the environment, and I'm talking about clothes, and everyone looks at me like, that's not an important issue.
"But I remember going to school in fifth grade and wanting to have a cool outfit. I want to take away bullying."
The crowd gave Kanye a standing ovation by the end of his rant.
How can you not?!? Check out the whole thing now:
Captain America: Civil War is good and all, but we’re not going to talk about that.
The movie’s stars, Chris Evans and Elizabeth Olsen, just paid Ellen DeGeneres a visit, and let’s just say that old habits [and pranks] never die.
Evans scared the living daylights out of Elizabeth after telling her that some free QVC products were in the bathroom. Turns out, only the 34-year-old was in there, who frightened and made her scream wildly!
“I remembered it afterwards. I was like, ‘Well, when Scarlett was on last year for Avengers, he scared her. Why didn’t I think of that?” Olsen says.
However, even Chris was surprised when an Iron Man-clad man was hiding between their couches and suddenly popped up. Hilarious!
More superhero hotties!
At such a young age, the actress has been through a lot of issues already.
‘Modern Family‘ star Ariel Winter paid Ellen DeGeneres a visit to talk about some pretty personal stuff, such as her recent emancipation from mom Chrystal Workman, due to physical and emotional abuse.
“From 14-17 [years old] it was a legal custody battle. My sister was granted temporary custody first and then when I was 17 in the beginning of the year she was granted permanent custody,” the actress says of her sister Shanelle Workman.
As for her breast reduction surgery, the 18-year-old shares that she only did what she had to do.
An empowered Winter states, “[It] was already very hard to grow up in front of the public and also have your body changing, and then go through a surgery, which I decided to make public because I thought it was very important to talk to women about it in general, because i know there are so many people who have been in my position who needed the surgery.”
Way to go, girl!
More from the Modern Family cast!
Kim Kardashian's latest nude selfie may not have broken the internet, but days later people sure are still talking about it.
But many celebrities took it a step further and posted their own naked-with-bars-over-the-goodies selfies.
Thank you, Kim Kardashian for inspiring all this luscious nakedness.
1. Sharon Osbourne
2. Ellen DeGeneres
3. Courtney Stodden
4. Danny Tamberelli
6. Kylie Jenner
Kelly Clarkson sure is one heck of a performer.
The first American Idol winner just paid Ellen DeGeneres a visit, a week after her emotional and amazing stripped-down performance of her latest single, “Piece By Piece,” on the last week’s episode of the talent search.
“I came off almost in tears for a different reason because I was so embarrassed. I was like “Oh God this is my final thing on Idol and I could not hold it together,” the 33-year-old singer gushes.
Referring to the song itself, she says “…the song is incredibly sad … It’s just incredibly… it’s sad, but hopeful.. cause a lot of us we didn’t have a bar to set as far as finding love and relationships. Or friendships in any form.”
We are so glad that Kelly’s in a better place now.
More Idol news!
There is no questioning the fact that celebrities get to live in the most beautiful homes that are out there. Whatever the need or preference, the money and position that famous individuals have allow them to be able to live lives surrounded in luxury the rest of the population only gets to dream about.
The celebrities might pay a pretty hefty price tag for the awe inspiring homes they do have, but it doesn’t mean you can’t live like them, at least in part. Here are some of the most extravagant celebrity homes that are out there. Once you see these, you’ll be inspired to make your own home resemble the pieces of heaven that each of these houses feature.
Ellen and Portia’s Perfect Blend
There isn’t anything not to like about Ellen Degeneres and her supermodel wife Portia de Rossi. Their home in Beverly Hills features an open concept flow with cool color palettes and beautiful, rich beams mounted across the ceiling.
It’s clean and feels classy, country, modern, and chic all at the same time. It seems like only Ellen and Portia could really pull that off. If you want to achieve the same feel, stick to a bright, open concept and channel your inner country-mod goddess.
Get Spicy With Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon’s place feels much different than Ellen and Portia’s place. The view from outside feels rather Spanish Countryside. The inside is also chic and clean, but features much spicier punches of color in the kitchen.
The grand staircase is the statement of the house as it leads upstairs to an open loft area. The wood just screams rustic bliss and elegance. If you love comfortable, warm sophistication, this is the house to model your dreams after.
Get Southern with Katherine Heigl
Change directions a bit and head to the south to look at Katherine Heigl’s home which is actually located in California, but looks like it belongs somewhere in Georgia. Everything about it feels southern inspired, but put in modern times. For example, everything in the kitchen is stainless steel, but from the open design and large windows, to the double doors and area rugs the whole essence is southern classic.
It’s really very cool how all the celebrities take what they enjoy out of each era and mix and match to get exactly what they want in a home. Sometimes it’s colonial, sometimes it’s french countryside, sometimes it’s completely modern. The nice thing is that it’s your home so you get to decide. There isn’t any right or wrong way to do things.
Make Your Own Celebrity Status Home
The awesome thing is that you don’t have to be a celebrity to have a home that looks like one of theirs. Everything will depend on the budget you have, but no matter the amount of money you have, you can make something magical happen.
If you can afford it, have a designer come in to show you the best way to get everything that you want in a home. Be inspired by what the celebrities are doing and make it happen in your own home in a way that suits your style. If you don’t have the money, increase your skillsets in the DIY department.
Round up friends who are skilled at various things and trade labor for labor and skill for skill. Don’t be afraid to unleash your creative side. Everyone deserves a home that emulates who they are as a person. Don’t just watch the celebrities live. Live like the celebrities in the ways that you can.
From the wise words of Kylie Jenner, “everyone needs to chill.”
So… the reality sensation just visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show studios and set the record straight about her relationship status.
“No honestly people have it all wrong. No. We’re not broken up,” Kylie amusingly dismisses.
She continues, “We, just honestly, we became best friends before anything happened so I think that that’s awesome. And we’re just like. I don’t know. Hanging out. Living life.”
What happened with the break? It may or may not have occurred, but it was shut down quickly the second they were spotted holding hands at the American Music Awards after-party.
Honestly, this just SOOO confusing.
More Kylie and Tyga!
From the wonderful world of Disney/Pixar comes the second, highly-anticipated installment chronicling the underwater adventures of Dory, Marlin and Nemo. But this time, it’s Dory who’s hopelessly lost.
Pixar has released the first official teaser trailer for the movie, 13 years after the original Oscar-winning movie premiered. In the trailer, Dory is seen “sleep-swimming” and remembering certain “important” events from her past. It looks like she’ll go on a dangerous mission to reunite with her family, who must be out there somewhere! Somewhere, beyond the sea…
The trailer calls her journey one “she probably won’t remember.” But all the famous faces are back. Ellen DeGeneres returns as the happy yet forgetful Dory, and both Marlin and Nemo will return to help her along her quest.
The trailer appeared on the Youtube page for The Ellen Show, but aside from this trailer’s release, there’s not much else we know about this film for now.
Finding Dory will be released in June 2016, and July 2016 in the UK.
The post ‘Finding Dory’ First Teaser Trailer Has Finally Been Released! [WATCH] appeared first on PopCrunch.
I know what you’re thinking: of course, the world definitely needs a new Kardashian sister! Well, never fear, because Ellen DeGeneres has you covered.
Karla Kardashian, the most embarrassing Kardashian sister who has been kept well hidden until now, visited the set of the Ellen Show to introduce herself and to announce that she’s the newest cast member of the long-running reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Because she’s the “newest” sister, she admits that she’s often given hand-me-downs from her sisters, like her New Balance sneakers tucked into her stirrup tights. But the resemblance is uncanny: Karla is definitely related to the Kardashians with her ample chest and backside area, as well as her impeccable fashion sense. Not to mention her “double K” name, which matches her “double K” bra size.
Karla debuted the trailer for the newest season of KUWTK, and it looks like she’s going to add some spice to what is otherwise a tame and somewhat boring show. The newest addition is excellent timing, since the outrageous antics of Scott Disick will now be conspicuously absent.
To summarize, Karla Kardashian is a breath of fresh air and a welcome addition to America’s royal family. And we’re just left wondering, why did it take so long for her family to welcome her? She seems swell to us.
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If you've ever wondered what your favorite star would look like toothless, wonder no more. Here are 19 celebrities without teeth. Get ready to be grossed out.
1. Anne Hathaway
2. Kristen Stewart
6. Jennifer Lawrence
Still Re-Watching Ellen DeGeneres’ Lip Sync Battle Against Jimmy Fallon?! Find Your Next Viral Obsession In The Top 10 Vines Of The Week!
What a week it's been!
If you're like us then you're probably still re-watching Ellen DeGeneres' lip sync battle against Jimmy Fallon from Wednesday night's episode of The Tonight Show! How do you possibly get over the Daytime TV kween doing Rihanna's B*tch Better Have My Money?!
Well, you don't... but you can certainly try!
Since it's the weekend, you're probably itching for some new material to OBSESS over! So thankfully we took the time to peruse through all the top videos on Vine!
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the HIGHlarious six second vids we've compiled together.
Ch-ch-check out the top 10 Vines of this week (below)!
10. It's fantasy football time -- and people are certainly not messing around!
9. This Sandra Bullock impression is SPOT ON!
8. WARNING: Do NOT try this at home!
7. We wish all restaurants did this. We can dream right?!
6. Don't be that friend... know when to end a good joke.
5. It's a good thing you can make yourself laugh!
4. Hey kiddies, this is how every study session should go!
3. The struggle is REAL.
2. Guess who won this breakup?! We're taking bets.
1. This is actually just terrifying. LOLz!
Caitlyn Jenner taped her first-ever appearance on Ellen this week... since officially becoming Caitlyn Jenner, that is.
Sitting across from the comedian, the reality star answered with a single word when asked how she's doing these days: FABULOUS.
The I Am Cait star then delves into her journey and how lucky she is and how she's met "so many great people" and how she's "trying to make a difference" when it comes to the issues that LGBT individuals face.
Jenner also acknowledges that she's in an especially fortunate position and why she chose to wait so long to undergo this dramatic change in her life.
It's an interesting interview and it's one you should watch now.