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Celebrities Support Ellen DeGeneres' Statement on Her Alleged Behavior & Workplace Toxicity

Ellen DeGeneres came forward on the first episode of her talk show to break her silence on the allegations of workplace toxicity and rumors about how she treats those who work below her.

“I’m so happy to be back in the studio. There are a lot of things I want to talk about. I’ve been looking forward to addressing it all directly and, unfortunately, talking directly to people has been illegal for six months, so I have a virtual audience here instead,” she said. “As you may have heard, this summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show, and then there was an investigation. I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected. I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power, and I realize that with that comes responsibility and I take responsibility for what happens at my show. This is The Ellen DeGeneres Show, I am Ellen DeGeneres.”

Now, a few celebrities took to Instagram to comment on The Ellen Show monologue. Several celebs “liked” the post on Instagram as well including Joey King and Chris Pratt, among many others. Click through the gallery to see a few of the comments.

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The Office's Brian Baumgartner Pitched This Relationship To Writers But It Never Happened

Brian Baumgartner was really hoping that Kevin and Erin could be a couple on The Office.

In a recent episode of his The Oral History of ‘The Office’ podcast, the actor opened up about his pitch to the writers about the could-be couple, with guest Ellie Kemper.

“Do you know that I pitched Kevin and Erin getting together?” Brian told her, to which she replied, “I think that would be a pretty reasonable relationship.”

He added, “I went up to the writers’ room, and I said, ‘If Kevin could mature just a little, there was something about their energy that I thought was right. Their energies matched in a weird way.’”

Ellie agreed, saying, “That actually makes perfect sense to me. I love that pitch.”

“Sadly,” Brian said, “we never got to witness the great love story that Kevin and Erin could have been.”

Ellie did open up about Erin’s actual relationship on the series with Andy, admitting that it didn’t make sense to her.

“I never thought [Andy and Erin were a good match],” Ellie shared. “I felt like Andy was a bit too childish. He wasn’t ready to take care of Erin. Erin was ready to take care of Andy, but I felt that it was uneven in that respect.”

If you missed it, this former co-star of Brian and Ellie‘s is trying to get a spinoff happening…

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Ellen DeGeneres Announces New Shows From Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Hyland, & Ellie Kemper

Ellen DeGeneres has announced a star-studded lineup of new show!

Ellen Digital Network – a joint venture between the 62-year-old TV host and Warner Bros. Digital Networks – announced nine new shows on Tuesday (June 23) during the 2020 IAB NewFronts.

Three of the new shows will be from Tiffany Haddish, Ellie Kemper, and Sarah Hyland.

Ellie will be hosting the weekly digital series Help Me Gen Z with Ellie Kemper, where she will be sitting down with different groups of Gen Z kids and will talk to them about trends their taking part in to learn their perspectives.

Sarah will be hosting Lady Parts with OBGYN to the stars, Dr. Sherry Ross, where they will be joined by celebrity guests for an open conversation through the lens of humor in this comedic digital series focused on female sex, anatomy, and more.

As of right now, no other info on Tiffany‘s project has been revealed.

Ellie Kemper Kissing Daniel Radcliffe Felt Wrong, She Explains

Ellie Kemper just revealed why she felt so bad for kissing Daniel Radcliffe while filming the new interactive Netflix special, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend.

The 40-year-old actress told Ellen DeGeneres, “I kissed him multiple times, Ellen, and I felt so bad for him because a) I’m three times as old as he is but b) I’m pregnant at the time of us shooting.”

She continued about kissing 30-year-old Daniel: “I felt so bad he had to kiss this old pregnant lady over and over again. There was a moment when he like grazed my belly… it felt wrong, but he’s a trooper. He’s very lovely.”

Watch the clip below. Ellie‘s Netflix special airs May 12th!

FYI: Ellie wore a Veronica Beard top.


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Find Out How Adam Sandler Trolled Idina Menzel on 'Uncut Gems' Set! (Video)

Idina Menzel is dishing on her new movie Uncut Gems!

The 48-year-old actress stopped by Ellen for an interview with guest host Ellie Kemper set to air on Monday, December 23.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Idina Menzel

During the interview, Idina revealed that co-star Adam Sandler trolled her on set of their new movie by blasting her performing “Defying Gravity” from Wicked!

Also during her appearance, Idina then performed “Sleigh Ride” off her album Christmas: A Season of Love.

Watch Idina Menzel’s performance inside…More Here! »

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Ellie Kemper Discusses 'The Office' Reunion with Angela Kinsey & Jenna Fischer - Watch!

Ellie Kemper is taking over Ellen!

The 39-year-old Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star guest hosted the upcoming episode set to air on Monday, December 23.

During her episode, Ellie interviewed former The Office co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey to talk to them about their new podcast Office Ladies.

Ellie then asked the ladies if they would come back for a reboot of The Office.

“I would not do an Office reboot, but I would love to do a reunion special episode,” Jenna shared. “I’d like to get us all together again.”


Angela was a bit more committed to a reboot, saying, “I would do anything they called me to do. So if you want to call me, I’m around.”

Ellie agreed: “I will be there. Angela and I are rebooting The Office.”

Watch more from their interview inside!More Here! »

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'Home Alone' Reboot Casts Archie Yates, Ellie Kemper, & Rob Delaney

Disney Plus’ upcoming Home Alone reboot has found some of its stars!

Jojo Rabbit‘s Archie Yates, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Ellie Kemper, and Catastrophe‘s Rob Delaney have all been cast in the film, Variety reports.

Dan Mazer will direct.

Archie Yates will reportedly not be playing the iconic role of Kevin McCallister, but instead a new character “in a similar premise to the original franchise.” Additionally, Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney will not be playing Kevin’s parents, but rather other people in the film, possibly a couple not related to Kevin.

In the original 1990 flick, Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) is accidentally left home alone while his family visits Paris over the holidays. Kevin then has to guard his house from two burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern).

READ MORE: Disney+ Reveals Every Holiday Movie Available to Stream!