THE producers who were fired from the Ellen DeGeneres show have been named as Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman, and Jonathan Norman.
Ellen sent an email around to staff apologizing and claiming that she was “not perfect” following the “toxic” workplace allegations made against the show.
Producers on the Ellen DeGeneres show[/caption]
Here’s more on what we know.
Who are Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman?
Ed Galvin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman were some of the top producers on The Ellen DeGeneres show.
The trio have been with Ellen since the show launched in 2003.
Why were they fired from Ellen?
Glavin, Leman, and co-executive producer Norman have been booted as the news was delivered to the program’s employees via a video conference call, according to Variety.
The news was delivered to employees over a video conference call[/caption]
The news comes as the comedian, 62, has been under scrutiny after numerous former employees accused her show of tolerating everything from bullying to racism to sexual harassment.
Warner Bros. is currently investigating the allegations.
What happened to Andy Lassner, Derek Westervelt and Mary Connelly?
Variety revealed that other executive producers including Andy Lassner, Derek Westervelt and Mary Connelly will remain at the show in the same roles.
What did Ellen say to her staff?
Ellen DeGeneres apologized to her staff via e-mail, saying she’s “not perfect” following the firing of three top producers.
Ellen, in a note obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, said: “I’m so so sorry for what this has become. I’ve left this to be a well-oiled machine, and I realize it’s not a machine…its human beings.
Ellen apologized to staff and claimed she ‘cared’ about them[/caption]
“I apologize for anyone who’s feelings I’ve hurt. I’m not perfect. I’m multi-layered and I learn from my mistakes. I care about each and every one of you. I’m grateful for each and every one of you.”
This isn’t the first apology from Ellen, 62, as she had to say sorry after former employees accused her show of toxic working conditions.
In a letter sent to employees, Ellen admitted that she had to take responsibility as her name was at the top.
What celebrities have stood up to her?
Ellen’s staff reportedly once told a TV executive not to “look at her or speak to her.”
Neil Breen claimed the chat show host had a series of “bizarre” demands when she appeared on his Australian program, the Today Show, in 2013.
One of the most recent interviews to go viral for all the wrong reasons was Ellen’s chat with Fifty Shades star Dakota Johnson, 30, at the end of 2019.
In an incredibly tense moment, Ellen attempted to claim she hadn’t been invited to Dakota’s birthday party, only for the actress to reveal she had – and she’d actually blown her off.
Ellen and actress Dakota Johnson’s awkward encounter [/caption]
“How was the party? I wasn’t invited,” Ellen quipped.
“Actually, no, that’s not the truth, Ellen,” Dakota then announced to the audience’s delight.
The actress said she invited the host after she gave her a hard time about not being invited last year.
“Last time I was on the show, last year, you gave me a bunch of s**t about not inviting you, but I didn’t even know you wanted to be invited,” she said.
Is Ellen being canceled?
Despite all the backlash, Ellen’s show is not being canceled at the current time, a spokesperson for the host assured fans.
Most read in US News
Her production company reps told the New York Post: “Telepictures can confirm it’s untrue.”
The star’s current TV contract reportedly does not expire until 2022.