Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Blind Item #2

Two writers on this talk show hosted by an A+ list host asked for a raise. The host fired them and brought in two new writers at scale. Pretty much the way the host treats every writer on the show.

23 comments:

Dena said...

Ellen, naturally.

Simon said...

Of course, Ellen.

This and That said...

I find it interesting when staffers / on-air personalities of hers, whom I follow on Twitter, make a point of saying they “work in the kindest environment on Earth”. Wonder how much she holds over them to say that.

Brayson87 said...

Yeesh, talk about Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah.

notthisagain said...

wish somebody would out ellen for the mean bitch she's always been. she's been fooling the public for WAY too long.

Unknown said...

I had a friend who wrote for Ellen, and she left after 8 months because she said the environment was emotionally abusive,.

Brayson87 said...

It's how awful she is to other women that really gets me.

Aquagirl said...

She’s awful to everyone. Apparently even her guests when the cameras aren’t on. And her whole thing about forcing people to adopt dogs? I love them but do not have one because I travel too much. It’s a personal decision and it’s really none of her business whether or not her employees have pets.

yepthatsme said...

Ellen is best friends with PMK! I wonder who influences whom?

Trapped said...

Ellen is disgusting with her mean ass self.. she always looks like ugh I don't want to be bothered..
I don't like the way she does some of her guest, it's too much.. I rarely watch her or anyone else on those shows
Ellen doesn't ask her guest, she tells them beforehand what the real deal and what she wants from them
Mean Bitch

This and That said...

The cracks are showing. I don’t watch often but when I do you can see it’s much less sarcasm and way more mean.

I was not feeling the Michelle Obama in COSTCO thing. Michelle looked like she wanted to punch her in the face. Ellen couldn’t take that absolutely no one cared to see her.

Countervail said...

The problem is people who have or are on successful shows assume it's because of them, and that they somehow have better ideas than anyone else. She's funny, but does anyone with a daytime job watch her on a regular basis? Advertisers know her worth to household buyers, and money talks. Oprah was a product of advertising. Martha too. But were they realy somehow more insightful or clever people than the rest of the world, or just fortunate to be in the right place, in the right time and not muck it up? They all have extensive teams behind them to make these shows last and be successful.

I think we should call it either the (Debra) Messing Malady or the (Katherine) Heigl Hubris.

Maybe this is Degeneres Derangement?

Snuggz Bear said...

Ellen sure does seem to run Hollywood though. Will she run for President?

Do Tell said...

Oh, WTH. Alec Baldwin and his tanking talk show, just for something different.

cheesegrater15 said...

Isn't this what every business in the US does every day?

Brayson87 said...

That would explain wage stagnation.

Brayson87 said...

Get your raise and severance package on the same day.

kiki71 said...

@cheesegrater SERIOUSLY? You think every business summarily dismisses good help for deserved raises? I think successful businesses are cost effective but they can also be HUMAN. Many business owners I know consider long term employees family.

Brayson87 said...

@kiki, Well if they're the owners, what does that make the employees? Are you sure the ones you know weren't talking about their house employees? ;)

katz101 said...

In the UK Ellen is on an obscure channel mid afternoon. I've caught a bit of it a few times and have found her interviews awful and uncomfortable. See only talks AT her guests for a couple minutes!

And curious do all chat show audiences act like that?!?! Are they given speed beforehand or something??? They act insane!

TheBPlot said...

Ive never had anything but grea experiences with Ellen. Someone on her close team has been my friend for over 20 years. We started as proscers on a talk show in NYC together. I feel like people here hate most people. And clealy everyone has bad days. Imagine having to have a pleasing personality every minute you are around people. Posters here cant be nice for 20 minutes!

Depeche Model said...

Whenever I see Ellen, or the word PETA, I think 'Hitler also loved dogs'.

gauloise said...

@TheBPlot abusive people arent abusive to everyone 24/7 they can show different faces to different people depending on power dynamics. Just cause someone is nice to their frineds, doesnt mean they cant treat staff like garbage

@kiki71 writing is a job that is a race to the bottom. THere are tons of new starving writers every year who will work for minimum or even free. Corporations run most media, they are about numbers not heart.

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