Ellen DeGeneres assessments optimistic for COVID-19 and stops producing discuss exhibits
Comedian Ellen DeGeneres announced Thursday that she tested positive for COVID-19, which caused the production of her talk show to pause until the New Year.
“I want you all to know that I have tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, I’m fine right now, ”DeGeneres announced in a tweet. “Everyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified and I am following all proper CDC guidelines. We’ll all meet again after the holidays. Please stay safe and healthy. “
According to our sister publication Variety, production on the Ellen DeGeneres Show won’t resume until January.
It’s been a tough year for DeGeneres’ daily series, which returned in September for season 18 after multiple allegations of bullying and toxic work culture at the show. In her monologue for the season premiere, DeGeneres confirmed and apologized for the alleged behavior that led to an internal investigation by parent company WarnerMedia that summer.
“I’ve learned that things happened here that should never have happened. I take this very seriously and would like to say that those affected are so sorry, ”said the host at the time. “I know that I am in a position of privilege and power, and I understand that there is responsibility involved, and I take responsibility for what happens on my show. This is the Ellen DeGeneres Show. I am Ellen DeGeneres. “
After the allegations surfaced – allegations by former employees alleging sexual misconduct and harassment, racist remarks by senior producers and staff fired for family funeral leave, including alleged actions – the show fired executive producer Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman, all named in the claims.
In a recent report from BuzzFeed News, current speakers said the show is losing advertisers and struggling to book big-name talent after the summer’s controversy.