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Julie Chen's 'Big Brother' Sign-Off Was Not a Dig at Ellen DeGeneres

Julie Chen went off script during the latest episode of Big Brother and signed off from the show by sending a message to viewers.

A lot of fans thought that Julie was sending shade at Ellen DeGeneres by bringing up the “golden rule,” but she’s now explaining what she actually meant.

“From outside the Big Brother All Stars house, I’m Julie Chen-Moonves, and remember the golden rule: ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ Goodnight,” Julie said on Thursday night.

As you probably know, Ellen signs off from her show by saying, “Be kind to one another.” That slogan has been called into question lately amid the allegations that Ellen isn’t actually a kind person and that there’s a toxic work culture at her show.

Julie opened up about what she meant by that saying while talking to EW.

“I feel fortunate that the network and the producers have been so supportive in letting me put my own personal messaging at the end of our live shows,” Julie said. “I chose to close with those words because Black Lives Matter and now is the time to speak up. If the number of Black lives that have been taken happened to people of your heritage, you would be saying (fill-in-the-blank) Lives Matter! It’s my faith in God that is getting me through these uncertain times. We CAN be better. Why not try? It can’t hurt. It can only help. Most of all, it’ll help the person who rises to the occasion.”

Here are all of the celebs who are showing support for Ellen amid the controversy.

Octavia Spencer Reveals Her Experience with Ellen DeGeneres

Octavia Spencer is sending love and support to both Ellen DeGeneres and the employees at her show in a new post on Instagram.

“Sending love and support to Ellen and all of the employees of her show. All of my interactions with everyone from the show including ELLEN were supportive and fun!,” Octavia posted on her Instagram account. “In that spirit I am praying all involved get the love and support they need. #beyekindonetoanother #AllVoicesNeedToBeHeard” Octavia included an old photo of Ellen alongside her caption.

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If you didn’t see, be sure to look at all the other celebrities who have publicly supported Ellen (and there are some really big names on this list). Be sure to check it out.

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Katy Perry Reveals Why She Publicly Defended Ellen DeGeneres

Katy Perry revealed that she defended Ellen DeGeneres because she wanted to speak from her own experience with the talk show host amid rumors of workplace toxicity towards her employees.

“I started that tweet off not undermining anyone else’s experience,” Katy explained to the Los Angeles Times. “I wanted to only speak from my own experience. I have over 100 million people that follow me on Twitter, so not everyone is going to agree with me. And I’m not here to make everyone agree with me.”

If you missed it, you can see what Katy said in Ellen‘s defense right here if you missed it.

Find out all 12 of the celebs who publicly supported Ellen so far.

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Stephen 'tWitch' Boss Opens Up About Allegations Against Ellen DeGeneres

Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss is breaking his silence about the allegations surrounding Ellen DeGeneres.

In the last couple of months, Ellen has come under fire from former staffers from The Ellen Show about her own behavior to those who work for her and show’s toxic work environment.

tWitch spoke to US Weekly, revealing that he legally couldn’t say much on the matter, as he is still employed with the show and remains good friends with Ellen.

“We can’t speak too much legally about it, but I’ll say this, there’s been love,” he shared. “Obviously there’s some things to address, but from my standpoint and from countless others, there’s been love.”

tWitch added that he’s going to “just leave it at that until there’s a time where we can address more publicly. There’s been love and there’ll will continue to be love.”

The So You Think You Can Dance alum has been the DJ on the talk show since 2014, and joined Ellen on her Game of Games show in 2017. The former DJ on the show did speak out earlier.

If you haven’t seen, here are the celebs who are supporting Ellen during the allegations…

Portia de Rossi Gives Two Word Update on How Ellen DeGeneres Is Doing Right Now

Portia de Rossi was asked how her wife Ellen DeGeneres is doing amid all the backlash surrounding her workplace toxicity controversy.

While on a walk, a photographer asked Portia how Ellen was doing and she said (via Page Six) she’s “doing great.”

Portia was also asked if Ellen would be continuing her talk show and Portia responded, “Yes, she is.”

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This is not the first statement Portia has made about Ellen since all the controversy began. Find out what Portia said as she broke her silence on her wife’s situation.

Be sure to see which 12 celebrities have lent their voices in support of Ellen‘s behavior. The list contains a lot of A-listers.

Howard Stern Has Advice for Ellen DeGeneres & It's Not What You'd Expect

Howard Stern is sharing his advice for Ellen DeGeneres amid her recent controversy and it’s not exactly what you’d think.

The talk show host has earned a reputation lately for not being the kind person she tells others to be and the employees of her show have come forward with allegations of a toxic work culture.

Howard thinks that Ellen should embrace the new persona she’s been given instead of trying to rehabilitate her image.

“You know what I’d do if I was Ellen? I would change my whole image. I’d go on the air and be a son of a bitch,” Stern said on his SiriusXM radio show on Monday (August 10).

He then talked about how he’s known for being a “pr-ck” on his show, but he’s actually a super nice guy if you get to know him.

“People would come on and (I would) go, ‘F–k you’ [and] just be a pr-ck,” Howard continued. “So you think I’m a pr–ck? I’m going to show you exactly… I’m known on the air as a pr-ck, but off the air, I’m known as a great guy, you know, for the most part.”

Howard and Ellen have been friends for many years and he even got remarried on her show last year.

Here are all the celebrities who have spoken out with support for Ellen.

Celebrities Support Ellen DeGeneres Amid Her Show Controversy

Ellen DeGeneres is embroiled in a controversy speaking to her behavior to those who work for her on her show, as well as the show’s apparent culture of toxicity.

There are several celebrities who have now spoken out in support of Ellen despite some of the stories coming out from former and current staff members at her show.

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We’ve compiled a list of the celebrities who have been speaking out since the rumors and stories from employees have been coming out.

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