Ellen DeGeneres is not always nice, claims former staff member who says stories about her mean are mean
A former Ellen DeGeneres show contributor has claimed the presenter is ‘not always nice’ as rumors continue to circulate about the star’s alleged bad behavior.
On Sunday, the New York Post kept the rumor mill stirring by quoting ‘a former show employee’ who claimed, ‘The stories are all true!’
They said, “Is she always nice? No. It annoys me that people think she’s all sweet and light and she’s getting away with it. ‘
Allegations: A former Ellen DeGeneres show employee has claimed the presenter is ‘not always nice’ as rumors continue to roam about her alleged bad behavior behind the scenes
Stories of the comedienne, 62, started circulating after strip Kevin T. Porter sent a tweet in March urging people to send him “the most insane stories.” [they’ve] heard “about Ellen in an effort to raise money for the Los Angeles Food Bank.
Porter was inundated with written accounts by several Twitter users who claimed they had less than hearty interactions with Ellen over the years – whom he labeled as “ notoriously one of the meanest people in the world. ”
In early April, Ellen was hit on social media for being deaf after joking during her daytime chat show that being home all the time during the COVID-19 pandemic was like being behind bars.
Unnamed source: On Sunday, the New York Post kept churning out the rumor mill by quoting ‘a former show worker’ claiming, ‘The stories are all true!’
She started doing her show from her mansion in Santa Barbara, California, north of Los Angeles, after the corona virus crisis led to a state freeze and many Hollywood productions.
“This is like being in jail,” Ellen told her fans on her April 7 show, as she sat in a spacious living room with windows opening onto a large plant-filled garden.
“Usually because I’ve been wearing the same clothes for ten days and everyone here is gay,” she joked.
The response was fast on Twitter.
“Ellen quarantining your mansion in designer sweats is nothing like prison,” posted a Twitter user.
Another tweeted: “What a great look for Ellen, as thousands of people in real prison cells are hoping for the best without soap and basic protection.”
Insensitive: Ellen, 62, got a quick response after joking on her April 7 show that self-isolation in her mansion was ‘as if she were in jail’
Not funny: Twitter users quickly chided the comedienne for being deaf
#Fail: Some didn’t like her joke at all
Unsolicited: At a time when some prisoners were released from prison for fear of the spread of the coronavirus, Ellen was called because of her insensitivity
A week later, Variety reported that the main stage crew for her show – about 20 people – received “ no communication ” for more than a month on things like salary and working hours.
The show’s crew made the decision to hire a non-union technology company to help DeGeneres broadcast from home, while its usual union team’s salaries were cut by 60 percent during the coronavirus lockout.
Two sources on Ellen’s show, who spoke to Variety under anonymity, said that ‘higher productions in production would occasionally answer phone calls but reveal little’ about their status.
Crew members finally heard of production executives last month, when they were told they would expect a 60 percent pay cut even while the show is airing.
Meanwhile, Ellen herself is said to have a $ 77 million-a-year contract for her talk show. Her total net worth is estimated to be a whopping $ 330 million.
Fury: DeGeneres was recently blasted by her own crew who received severe pay cuts while hosting a home show with non-union staff during the lockdown
Sources added that, according to Variety, only four of the core crew members are currently working on the external version of Ellen.
A spokesperson for Warner Bros. Television made it clear that the crew is still being paid, although they confirmed that their hours will be cut.
“Our executive producers and telepictures are committed to caring for our staff and crew and first and foremost making decisions with them.”
Still, insiders speaking to the industry publication claim that for more than two weeks, from late March to April 9, the crew was never told how much they would be paid.
During this communication ‘dropout’, Ellen expanded her broadcasts at home, going from four shows a week to five, all of which were recorded at her home for a two-day period.
The show typically films four 10-hour weekdays, but the crew was told on April 10 that they had to be paid for just two eight-hour days a week.
At the same time, Ellen hired Key Code Media to produce ‘technical elements’ of the show’s new remote production, while her crew members with the same skills were not working.
A union representative from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees said they would be paid to the crew, but crew members were instructed to “monitor closely” for developments.
Pronounced: On May 1, Tom Majercak, who was hired to secure Ellen when she hosted the 2014 Academy Awards, gave a damaging interview to Fox News saying the ‘cold’ star avoided eye contact with him and treated him on a ‘humiliating’ way
On May 1, Tom Majercak, who was hired to secure Ellen when she received the 2014 Academy Awards, had a damaging interview with Fox News saying the ‘cold’ star avoided eye contact with him and treated him in a ‘humiliating’ way .
“Ellen is the only person I’ve been assigned to – and I’ve been assigned to quite a few celebrities – who never took the time to say hello to me,” Majercak told Fox.
“When you see her on TV, people fall in love with her, but it’s a false facade and courage,” he added.
“You are beginning to hear these stories and I thought,” Man, there must be more. “She is not the person she portrays, she plays society out. That’s my opinion.’
However, the former security officer – who left his security company last year – claimed that he spent ‘a lot of time’ with Ellen’s wife Portia De Rossi, who was ‘very pleasant and having a conversation.’
Claims: “When you see her on TV, people fall in love with her, but it’s a false facade and courage,” Majercak said
“It started to go negative when she introduced me to Ellen and Ellen, she kind of looked out of her sight and didn’t even say ‘hello’ or ‘thank you for protecting my mom, my wife and me,'” added Majercak ready.
“It was very cold and it was very cunning and it was kind of humiliated by the way she treats people other than those in her circle.”
The Fox report says DeGeneres representatives have not responded to their request for comment.
Majercak says he felt compelled to speak out about DeGeneres after seeing recent reports of her behavior, most notably from transgender YouTube star NikkieTutorials, who the host also described as “cold.”
The 25-year-old Dutch beauty influencer, whose real name is Nikkie de Jager, opened an interview in January in a new piece for the local magazine & C, in which she compared The Ellen Show with ‘Teletubbies after dark’.
Commentary: Majercak says he felt compelled to speak about DeGeneres after seeing recent posts about her behavior, most notably from transgender YouTube star NikkieTutorials, who the host also described as ‘cold’
Nikkie, who first upset her about the interview while performing on the Dutch show De Wereld Draait Door in February, added that she was disappointed by her treatment in the studio – where she was greeted by an ‘angry, overworked intern ‘.
Maybe I’m naive, but I expected them to welcome me with confetti: ‘Welcome to The Ellen DeGeneres Show! She said in an interview.
“But instead I was greeted by an angry intern who was a little overworked. I expected a Disney show, but in the dark I got a Teletubbies. ‘
During her performance at De Wereld Draait Door, Nikkie also revealed that Ellen didn’t even say hello to her when she arrived, to host Matthijs van Nieuwkerk: “It’s really nice that you came over and said hello to me …”
And Nikkie’s negative experience didn’t stop there, with the beauty star revealing to & C that she felt she was being treated very differently from the other guests of the show, who got a full VIP experience.
Fury: The 25-year-old Dutch beauty influencer, whose real name is Nikkie de Jager, opened an interview in January in a new piece for the local magazine & C, in which she compared The Ellen Show with ‘Teletubbies in the dark’
Nikkie even says that she was not even allowed to use her own toilet and that she had no access to the toilet closest to her dressing room as it was reserved for the Jonas Brothers, who also appeared in the same episode.
“Every guest at Ellen’s had a toilet, but I didn’t,” she recalled. “I couldn’t even use the nearest toilet because it was reserved for the Jonas Brothers … They were allowed, not me, I thought.”
In fact, her experience was so obnoxious that Nikkie suggested she actually didn’t regret doing the show at all, telling the Dutch publication that she wished she’d sat with Dutch-American TV presenter Eva instead Jinek.
“For people who don’t know me, [the Ellen interview] was a good summary of my story, ”she explained. “But the people who knew me expected more. “I should have tackled Eva Jinek,” I thought to myself. ‘
What hurt Nikkie the most about her experience was that she had considered Ellen one of her “idols,” and she has since become scared of meeting other people she admired in case she got the same disappointment.
“After sitting on Ellen, I thought to myself, ‘Don’t meet your idols,'” she said, revealing that meeting pop star Adele was always at the top of her wish list.
Nikkie’s new magazine interview comes just a few weeks after a clip of her performance on the Dutch show De Wereld Draait Door resurfaced and went viral thanks to the YouTuber’s candid description of her ‘cold and distant’ Ellen experience.
When asked for more details, the YouTuber simply said that Ellen’s show was like ‘a whole different world’.
“What I’ve experienced here and in other countries [is] that it really is a completely different world. It’s further away, ”she said according to Buzzfeed, before adding that it was“ an honor ”to have the chance to appear on the show anyway.
Ellen, who came out as gay in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 1997, launched her daytime chat show in September 2003 after a successful TV, movie and stand-up comedy career.
She is believed to have a net worth of approximately $ 330 million and was the 15th highest-paid entertainer in the world in 2018, according to Forbes.
Ellen has an extensive multi-million dollar real estate portfolio in exclusive luxury communities in the greater Los Angeles and Santa Barbara areas, and she and wife Portia de Rossi love to buy, remodel, and resell properties.
Successful: Ellen, pictured in 2014 with wife Portia de Rossi, is said to have a net worth of $ 330 million and was the 15th highest-paid entertainer in the world in 2018, according to Forbes