Rumors have been swirling over the past few weeks that “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has been cancelled. Now, the producers of the daytime talk show have broken their silence to reveal whether or not there is any truth to this.
Telepictures Television, the production company behind the talk show, has just denied the rumors that the program has been cancelled because of Degeneres’ “rude” behavior.
“Telepictures can confirm it’s untrue,” representatives for the company told Page Six.
The cancellation rumors spread like wildfire after The Sun published a report stating that ratings for Season 17 of DeGeneres’ talk show recently fell 14 percent.
Included in the report were claims from various comedians and television writers alleging that DeGeneres is difficult to work with.
“Is she always nice? No,” one former staffer said. “It irritates me that people think she’s all sweetness and light and she gets away with it.”
“A new staff member was told, ‘Every day she picks someone different to really hate. It’s not your fault, just suck it up for the day and she’ll be mean to someone else the next day.’ They didn’t believe it but it ended up being entirely true,” added TV writer Benjamin Siemon.
This comes after months of reports claiming that DeGeneres is rude to people behind the scenes.
A few weeks ago, Tom Majercak told Fox News that he was hired to serve as DeGeneres’ bodyguard at the 86th Academy Awards, and he found her to be extremely difficult to work for.
“I’m holding their hands and walking them through individuals and large groups of people. Ellen is the one person that I’ve been assigned to — and I’ve been assigned to quite a few celebrities — that has never taken the time to say hi to me,” Majercak alleged.
“It started going negatively when she introduced me to Ellen and Ellen pretty much just gave me a side glance out of her eye and didn’t even say ‘hello,’ or ‘thank you for protecting my mother, my wife and me,'” he added, concluding that DeGeneres was “very cold.”
Beauty influencer Nikkie de Jager also said she had a difficult experience appearing on DeGeneres’ show.
“Call me naive, but I kind of expected to be welcomed with confetti cannons,” de Jager said.
“But instead I was greeted by an angry intern who was a bit overworked. I was expecting a Disney show, but I got Teletubbies after dark.”