Ellen DeGeneres is planning on keeping her role as America’s favorite fun aunt for at least another three years. Despite rumors that she was planning on dropping the facade that EVERYTHING IS FUN AND GREAT when her current contract expires in 2020, Deadline reports that she’s just signed a contract that will keep The Ellen DeGeneres Show playing silently in the background at laundromats and airports until the year 2022.
There’s no better way for the Friends cast to promote their new projects than teasing a reunion of their retirement cash cow the show that made them all household names. Courteney Cox has a new docuseries about pregnancy on Facebook Watch (boring), and she was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday to promote that. While there, she admitted she wasn’t on Instagram until recently, Ellen dragged her for having a low follower count, and they decided to do something about it: pose in a fake Friends set to get ‘dem likes!
Just when it sounded like the Oscars were going to be hosted by a communit theater troupe from a square state (honestly, they’d do better than anyone the last few years), Kevin Hart miiiiiiiiiiiiight have made a step in the road to redemption. Many were pissed off when several anti-gay tweets of Kevin’s from years ago were brought back out after he was named the host of this year’s Oscars. The Academy folks were like, “Give us a meaningful apology, bitch.” Kevin was all, “I already did years ago! Seacrest out!” Kevin refused to apology again, Ellen DeGeneres got involved, and this thing still seems like a steaming hot mess. Alas, Kev issued another apology today, and I guess it comes from the heart?
Kevin Hart’s recent appearance on Ellen show to complain about how he’s been treated while Ellen DeGeneres Captain-Save-A-Ho’ed him drew a mixed reaction from the public. Some wondered whether Ellen shaved too close to her brain this time and took a layer off, because she, a lesbian, tried to redeem Kevin after he stepped down as host of the Oscars because he refused to apologize again for homophobic tweets he made in 2010 and 2011. CNN’s Don Lemon was someone who criticized Ellen on his show and felt that it was a misstep on both comedians’ parts. Kevin must have been watching.
Many have turned on Kevin Hart after he refused to apologize again for decade-old homophobic tweets (and the Cowboys and Indians birthday party he threw for kid) and quit as host of the 2019 Oscars. But Kevin does have one supporter who’s ready to fight for his right to emcee that still host-less snoozefest and that ally comes in the form of none other than Ellen DeGeneres.
If you asked Kathy Griffin or anybody else who has backstage stories about “the real” Ellen DeGeneres, they’d tell you that she shouldn’t be a multiple Daytime Emmy winner for Best Talk Show Host. She should be a multiple Daytime Emmy winner for Best Actress, because the sugar-coated sweetheart of niceness she plays on her talk show Ellen is far from the real Ellen who can make Satan cry for his mommy and cause the Grinch to squirt out real tears with just one extra-sharpened shank eye. Ellen did an interview with The New York Times to promote her Netflix stand-up special and admitted that she plays a nice-ified version of herself for the retiree, stay-at-home mom and unemployed crowd, but says that the stories about her being an ice cold demon from the Ninth Circle to her employees is as laughable as my mom saying, “I think Ellen’s a great dancer!”