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Ellen DeGeneres Addresses Workplace Allegations and Changes Forthcoming in Staff Letter (Exclusive)
With the culture at her eponymous talk show under fire, Ellen DeGeneres is speaking out.
In a letter to her crew, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, DeGeneres addresses the alleged workplace misconduct, which was detailed in a Buzzfeed story published earlier this month. The widely circulated piece includes a host of former employees' anonymous accusations of racism, intimidation, unjust termination and an overall toxic work culture, perpetuated by the show's top producers. The report prompted an in-house investigation by Telepictures parent WarnerMedia, which is said to now be largely complete.
In her note, DeGeneres takes responsibility, insofar as the show bears her name, and insists that steps will be taken to "correct the issues" going forward. "As we've grown exponentially, I've not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I'd want them done. Clearly some didn't,” she writes. "That will now change and I'm committed to ensuring this does not happen again."
EXCLUSIVE: Ellen DeGeneres is telling show executives she's had enough and is ready to call it quits as staffers slam her apology and claim she's the problem and has 'enabled the toxic culture at the show to go on for so long'
I WANNA APOLOGIZE TO MY WIFE, KIM K
... 'Please Forgive Me'
A sign of hope ... Kanye West has just apologized to Kim Kardashian for a flurry of public jabs ... asking for her forgiveness.
Ye had been giving Kim the cold shoulder as she tried to reach out to him to get him the help he needed -- this after he lapsed again into a serious bipolar episode, hurling a barrage of disparaging tweets that took aim at her, her mom, Kris Jenner, and others in the family. He even said he'd been trying to divorce her for a while now.
Ye said a lot, but it would seem the most hurtful comment was last Sunday in South Carolina, when he said he wanted Kim to get an abortion but she would not and had the baby anyway. There were other things too -- allegations of cheating, etc., but it sure seems the abortion talk was the most hurtful, and one thing we know ... Kim's protective of her kids.
It'll take more than online shaming to silence Tyra Banks
The whack-a-mole of cancel culture moves swiftly, so you'd be forgiven for forgetting that just two short months ago, according to the unremitting jury of Twitter, the supermodel Tyra Banks got canceled forever. It would be especially understandable considering that, earlier this week, ABC announced that Banks would be the new host and executive producer of "Dancing with the Stars."
A few short examples from her rap: in cycle eight of "ANTM," which Banks created and executive produced, a contestant was told to pose "dead" in a casket for a photo shoot only a week after discovering that her friend had died of an overdose. Cycle four featured a photo shoot where contestants had to pose made up as different ethnicities. On the fifth cycle, Banks told a gay contestant to tone down her sexuality. She pulled no punches -- and taking sensitive care of her model hopefuls trailed far behind the obvious priority of
making scintillating television.
Dobbs clarifies large corporations investing in racial justice, not donating to Black Lives Matter
OX Business’ Lou Dobbs says corporations like Bank of America, PepsiCo, Apple, Comcast and Walmart have pledged large amounts of money to address economic and racial inequality, and not, as previously reported, to be donated to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Hailey Baldwin's Response To Accusations She's Rude To Waiters Was Apologetic
Hailey Baldwin is speaking out after stumbling upon a TikTok video about herself. When one fan posted a TikTok on July 12 rating the niceness of celebrities she's met working in the fine dining industry, she probably didn't expect it to go viral. That's just what happened, though, and Mrs. Bieber herself responded to the video, which held some harsh criticism. Hailey Baldwin's response to accusations she's rude to waiters seems sincere.
'We met a Karen': Black and Latino residents film woman accosting them for using their neighborhood pool who demands their address because she doesn't recognize them
An unknown woman has been filmed demanding that two black and Latino residents prove they live in the neighborhood by giving her their address.
The video, filmed in North Carolina earlier this week, shows a white woman questioning two people that she doesn't recognize, accusing them of trespassing into her neighborhood to use the pool - despite the fact they also live there.
In an apparent racial dispute the woman, dressed in yellow and holding her phone up as if about to make a call, shouts: 'I know everyone who lives here.'
EXCLUSIVE: Enraged man brandishing a gun chased down five vandals caught spray painting 'f**k Trump' and 'BLM' on the home of California couple charged with painting over Black Lives Matter mural
Black Lives Matter group conflicts with Catholic Church teaching, Washington bishop says
Incidents at 2 NYC brokerages outrage Black agents, staff
‘WeWorking while Black’: Ex-employees allege racial discrimination
Neo-Nazis Are Running Out of Places to Hide Online
A high school baseball player in Iowa faced racist taunts — ‘You should have been George Floyd’ — during a game. His family wants the incident to spark rule changes addressing hateful jeering in sports.
Addison Rae Easterling's Apology For Supporting
Republican city councilor starts anti-LGBT tirade during meeting but decides it’s too much effort
Fashion Retailer Shein Pulls 'Swastika Pendant Necklace' from Site Following Social Media Backlash
Eagles' DeSean Jackson says he doesn't hate Jewish community after posting anti-Semitic messages
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson said he has no hatred toward the Jewish community and issued two separate statements of apology with "a promise to do better" after he posted on social media Monday an anti-Semitic message that he attributed to Adolf Hitler and admiration for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
The Eagles on Tuesday responded by calling Jackson's posts "offensive, harmful and absolutely appalling" and said the team would take "appropriate action." Team owner Jeffrey Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman are Jewish.
Woman loses her job after being filmed yelling ‘white lives are better’ at Black Lives Matter protesters in Tennessee
Halle Berry Wants to Play a Transgender Character? (Updated with Video + Berry’s Apology)
Okay. I was not expecting Oscar-winner Halle Berry to publicly share that she’s interested in playing a transgender character for a new project she was pitched.
I’m a huge fan of Halle Berry. I’m looking forward to watching her directorial debut Bruised (which will premiere during TIFF 2020). She will also begin filming the sci-fi Moonfall this Fall. Due to her hard work over the decades, Berry has become the type of established actress in Hollywood who can do what she wants (including creating projects). And I’m here for all of her future projects. However, what she said about wanting to play a transgender character in a movie is what made me go, “Wait a minute!”
Halle Berry drops out of playing transgender man in film following backlash, apologizes for remarks
Fire Island Parties, Packed With Gay Revelers, Spark Outrage and Worry
Fire Island is under fire for violating social distancing guidelines over the July 4 weekend.
Clips and images of hundreds of maskless, shirtless partygoers packed on beaches and in private homes circulated on social media through influencers like journalist Chris Weidner. The posts sparked backlash and calls for more action from law enforcement.
The Fourth of July Weekend Threw America's Coronavirus Failures Into Stark Relief
‘COVID Corey’ apologizes for partying on Fire Island days after coronavirus symptoms
Arizona PR exec and QAnon follower films herself trashing rack of face masks in Target while ranting 'we don't want to do this anymore' and saying 'I'm a blonde, white woman wearing a fucking $40,000 Rolex'
Harvard doctor says the US needs a mandatory mask order across ALL states to combat rise of coronavirus and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed
JWoww Shuts Down 'No Mask' Haters On Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino's Birthday Pics
Expert claims Americans will wear masks for ‘several years’ due to coronavirus
Woman Yells 'You Live Off White People' in Racist Rant at BLM Protesters
A woman in Pennsylvania shouted racist abuse at Black Lives Matter protesters on Sunday and told them, "You live off white people."
As the protesters in Watsontown chanted "No justice, no peace," the white woman shouted "trash" and "fuck you, we're going to give you no peace."
A protester can be heard off camera shouting "We love you" as the woman says "b****, f****** b****." She shouts at the protesters, "You live off of white people" and they again reply with "We love you," to which she responds: "you f****** communists" and "fuck off, keep your HIV over there."
Employee of a Miami restaurant quit after he says one of its owners jokingly referred to blackened chicken wings menu item as 'I Can't Breathe'
University of North Carolina Wilmington professor behind 'vile' racist and sexist tweets to retire
Univ. of Wisconsin students want Lincoln statue removed: Sure, he was 'anti-slavery,' but he wasn't 'pro-Black'
White man charged with pointing gun at Black homeowner
Former Everlane Employees Are Calling For A Boycott After Speaking Out About Workplace Racism
Restaurant Co-Owner Cites Husband’s Mental Health After He Refuses Black Customer in ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirt
YouTuber Liza Koshy apologizes after backlash for videos mocking Japanese accent
YouTube Has Suspended Monetization On Shane Dawson's Channels After He Apologized For
Morphe has removed Shane Dawson's makeup range from its online store after he was accused of sexualizing Willow Smith as a minor and wearing blackface
Dean Cain Smokes Hollywood’s Self-Canceling Trend with Just Six Words
In recent weeks, Hollywood and the arts world in general seem to have lost their minds, starting with streaming service HBO Max pulling “Gone With The Wind” — and in just the past few days, as my colleague Jeff Charles wrote, country band The Dixie Chicks changing their name to “The Chicks,” which I agree will surely “end racism forever.”
Now, the trend – which I’m dubbing “pre-emptive self-canceling” – has apparently gone into overdrive, A whole slew of creative people are jumping off the cliff, removing themselves from their jobs for some alleged, race-related transgression, before someone does it for them.
It includes everything from authors who aren’t allowed to create fictional characters… because they’re of a different race…
Shane Dawson Apologized for “All of the Racism” in Past Videos
Erin Condren Apologizes for Planning Unsanctioned Grad March During Pandemic and amid BLM Protests
LifePlanner creator Erin Condren has apologized after she came under fire for helping to organize a graduation march for high school students amid the Black Lives Matter protests that also went against social distancing guidelines.
After Mira Costa High School announced they were calling off their traditional graduation ceremony this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, members in the upscale Manhattan Beach community began thinking of alternative events to allow students to celebrate together, Easy Reader News reported.
Condren — the founder of the massively popular planner notebook company, Erin Condren Designs — said one of their ideas included providing hula hoops for all 687 seniors at a local beach.
Jenna Marbles Apologizes for Racist and Offensive Videos, Quits YouTube
Jimmy Kimmel: TV host sorry for blackface sketches
US TV host Jimmy Kimmel has apologised for using make-up to impersonate black stars like Snoop Dogg, Oprah Winfrey and basketball player Karl Malone.
Kimmel said he had thought of his performances as "impersonations of celebrities and nothing more".
But, looking back, he admitted they were "embarrassing" and described them as "thoughtless moments".
He said sorry "to those who were genuinely hurt or offended by the make-up I wore or the words I spoke".
If Blackface Is So Offensive Why Does Jimmy Kimmel Get Away With It?
Celebs who were fired due to alleged racism
‘Days of Our Lives’ star Melissa Reeves under fire for anti-Black Lives Matter stance
“Days of Our Lives” actress Melissa Reeves is catching heat from her co-stars and the long-running soap’s fans for coming out against the Black Lives Matter movement.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Reeves — who has played Jennifer Horton on the NBC sudser on and off for the past three decades — “liked” several anti-BLM posts from right-wing activist Candace Owens on Instagram.
We all have our own opinions and views! That’s what make the USA the land of the free and home of the brave! ????????????????
— Donna Wyche Abshure (@DonnaKayAbshure) June 23, 2020
Reeves’ “Days” cousin, Linsey Godfrey, wasted little time responding. After one Twitter user defended Reeves’ right to express her opinion, Godfrey countered, “Nah there is no difference of opinion on racism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia.”
Jenny Slate Exits ‘Big Mouth’: ‘Black Characters Should Be Played by Black People’
Terry Crews Says Brooklyn Nine-Nine Trashed 4 New Episodes Amid Protests
Following backlash, Chelsea Handler apologizes for posting controversial Louis Farrakhan video clip
‘Scrubs’ Episodes Featuring Blackface Removed From Hulu
Black staffers, athletes leave Liberty University after Jerry Falwell Jr. tweet
Mohamed Hadid Says He Has to Demolish His $50 Million Mega-Mansion Because of “Racism”
Councillor who unleashed NSFW homophobic tirade calling gay mayor a ‘bitch-ass’ paedophile refuses to step down
Robin Vaughn unleashed an expletive-laced, 10-minute-long attack against Trenton mayor Reed Gusciora in a daily call about the coronavirus crisis.
Audio showed the conflict was triggered by Gusciora bringing up the councillor’s previous comments on social media, describing non-profits as “do-nothing” organisations.
The call descended into a shouting match as Vaughn went into a “complete meltdown,” accusing another city official of performing a sex act on the mayor.
“There’s no need to parse words here: for her hateful anti-LGBT+ language and defending the antisemitic slurs of others, she must resign,” executive director Christian Fuscarino said.