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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Tituss Burgess Reacts to Ellie Kemper's Apology for Pageant Past

Tituss Burgess, one of the Emmy-nominated stars of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, is reacting to his co-star Ellie Kemper‘s apology for her participation in a pageant that has racist history.

The actor took to Instagram on Monday night (June 7) to share his thoughts on the controversy and Ellie‘s apology.

Tituss reposted the lengthy statement that Ellie released earlier that day and he wrote his own comments in the caption of the post.

Click inside to find out what he said… More Here! »

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Ellie Kemper Addresses Massive Backlash After Her Participation in Veiled Prophet Ball From 1999

Ellie Kemper is responding to the controversy she was involved with last week when it was discovered that she was crowned the queen of the 1999 Veiled Prophet Ball when she was 19.

If you don’t know the history behind the annual debutante ball, it was founded by wealthy White elites back in 1878 and “emphasized the existing power structure.”

An anonymous person played the “Veiled Prophet” at each ball and that person, who was chosen by local elites, got to choose the Queen of Love and Beauty at each ball. Ellie received this title back in 1999, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. An article from the paper, written in December 1999, states that she was “the 105th young woman to be so honored by the Veiled Prophet organization. She wore a white satin square-neck gown designed by Tomasina and purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue.”

Ellie became a major trending topic after her past participation was revealed.

Click inside to read Ellie’s response…More Here! »

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Ellie Kemper Is Trending After Fans Discovered She Was Queen of the 'Veiled Prophet Ball'

Ellie Kemper is currently a trending topic on social media after fans dug up something from her past that is causing controversy.

The 41-year-old actress is best known for playing Erin Hannon on The Office and Kimmy Schmidt on the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

It was discovered that Ellie was reportedly crowned the queen of the 1999 Veiled Prophet Ball when she was 19. The annual debutante ball is held in St. Louis and the name of the event was changed to Fair Saint Louis in 1992.

Click inside to find out why the ball is so controversial and see what people are saying… More Here! »

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Ellie Kemper Gushes About Her Two Sons on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

Ellie Kemper made her return to The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week and in it, gushed all about her two sons, James and Matthew, whom she shares with husband Michael Koman.

The 41-year-old actress spoke to Ellen about how her youngest son, Matthew, had the politest first words ever.

“He says, ‘No thanks,’ all the time,” Ellie revealed. “I feel like I should get a medal because I’ve raised him to be so polite. Isn’t that cute?”

Ellie also revealed that Matthew is super strong for a baby, too, and she says he gets it from his dad.

“My husband has a similar strength, he never works out, but he’s incredibly strong. I think Matthew has inherited that super strength,” she shared. “I have to wrestle him to change his diaper. It’s unbelievable.”

Find out what else she shared about her oldest son, James, in the video below!

If you didn’t see, Ellen made the announcement that she was ending the show after the upcoming 19th season.

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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…

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.