THE producers who were fired from the Ellen DeGeneres Show have been named as Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman, and Jonathan Norman.
It was announced on May 12, 2021, that the Ellen DeGeneres show would be coming to an end.
Here’s more on what we know.
Who are Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman?
Ed Galvin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman were some of the top producers on The Ellen DeGeneres show.
The trio have been with Ellen since the show launched in 2003.
Why were they fired from Ellen?
Glavin, Leman, and co-executive producer Norman have been booted as the news was delivered to the program’s employees via a video conference call, according to Variety.
The news comes as the comedian, 62, has been under scrutiny after numerous former employees accused her show of tolerating everything from bullying to racism to sexual harassment.
Warner Bros. is currently investigating the allegations.
Is Ellen DeGeneres quitting her show?
Ellen DeGeneres will quit her talk show after 19 seasons but insisted it’s not due to “toxic” workplace claims.
Ellen, 63, confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter, saying: “It’s going to be really hard on the last day, but I also know it’s time.
“I’m a creative person, and when you’re a creative person you constantly need to be challenged, which is why I decided to host the Oscars or why I decided to go back to stand up when I didn’t think I would.
“I just needed something to challenge me. And as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore.
“I need something new to challenge me.”
She told the news to her staff and plans to discuss it with Oprah Winfrey on her show.
Despite her rather chaotic year, Ellen claimed that her quitting the show has nothing to do with the allegations made against her by crew members and guests last year.
What happened to Andy Lassner, Derek Westervelt and Mary Connelly?
Variety revealed that other executive producers including Andy Lassner, Derek Westervelt and Mary Connelly will remain at the show in the same roles.
What did Ellen say to her staff?
Ellen DeGeneres apologized to her staff via e-mail, saying she’s “not perfect” following the firing of three top producers.
Ellen, in a note obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, said: “I’m so so sorry for what this has become. I’ve left this to be a well-oiled machine, and I realize it’s not a machine…its human beings.
“I apologize for anyone who’s feelings I’ve hurt. I’m not perfect. I’m multi-layered and I learn from my mistakes. I care about each and every one of you. I’m grateful for each and every one of you.”
This isn’t the first apology from Ellen, 62, as she had to say sorry after former employees accused her show of toxic working conditions.
In a letter sent to employees, Ellen admitted that she had to take responsibility as her name was at the top.
What celebrities have stood up to her?
Ellen’s staff reportedly once told a TV executive not to “look at her or speak to her.”
Neil Breen claimed the chat show host had a series of “bizarre” demands when she appeared on his Australian program, the Today Show, in 2013.
One of the most recent interviews to go viral for all the wrong reasons was Ellen’s chat with Fifty Shades star Dakota Johnson, 30, at the end of 2019.
In an incredibly tense moment, Ellen attempted to claim she hadn’t been invited to Dakota’s birthday party, only for the actress to reveal she had – and she’d actually blown her off.
“How was the party? I wasn’t invited,” Ellen quipped.
“Actually, no, that’s not the truth, Ellen,” Dakota then announced to the audience’s delight.
The actress said she invited the host after she gave her a hard time about not being invited last year.
“Last time I was on the show, last year, you gave me a bunch of s**t about not inviting you, but I didn’t even know you wanted to be invited,” she said.
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