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Ellen DeGeneres has faced a lot of scrutiny over the past few months, but the 62-year-old comedian has vowed to make positive changes to her show – in particular, what goes on behind the scenes.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been accused of being a toxic workplace environment from both current and former employees, but according to reports, Ellen is working hard to make the right changes to ensure it doesn’t happen again…
“Ellen is definitely a perfectionist and knows she can be difficult, but she never wanted to come across as mean-spirited,” an insider told People.
“She is looking at herself to make changes.”
And it looks like she didn’t shy away from the controversy, as she addressed everything during her opening monologue on the first episode of the brand new season.
“I learned that things happened here that never should have happened,” she said during the premiere of Season 18 of her daytime talk show.
“I take that very seriously, and I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected.
“The truth is I am that person you see on TV. I am also a lot of other things.
“Sometimes I get sad. I get mad. I get anxious. I get frustrated. I get impatient — and I am working on all of that.”
An internal investigation was conducted by WarnerMedia last month, and Ellen reportedly apologized to her employees via video call. It was also announced that three of the show’s top producers would be leaving.
Insiders have praised the comedian for wanting to make positive changes to the way her show is run, and for the way she handled the first episode of the new season…
“She did a good job of admitting her mistakes,” an industry executive said, according to People.
“It was evident that she has been trying and has made big changes. We’ll see how that goes.”
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