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Ellen DeGeneres’ apology monologue panned by former staff

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Ellen DeGeneres ought to have thought of shedding the jokes.

The 62-year-old daytime speak present host returned to TV Monday after a summer season affected by a toxic-work-environment scandal. In the course of the present’s season premiere monologue, DeGeneres apologized for what occurred behind the scenes and promised viewers she’s the particular person “you see on TV.”

Combined in along with her apology, nevertheless, have been sarcastic jokes about how “terrific” her summer season had been and the way she was attempting to work on her persistence — or lack thereof. The consequence didn’t sit nicely with the previous staff she’s accused of injuring.

“Not solely did Ellen flip my trauma, flip our traumas, right into a joke, she by some means managed to make this about her,” one former worker advised BuzzFeed Information.

“When she stated, ‘Oh, my summer season was nice’ and that was alleged to be humorous, I assumed, ‘It’s humorous that you simply had a tough summer season as a result of everybody was calling out the entire allegations of your poisonous work surroundings and now you’re the one struggling?’” one other former worker stated.

Former staff additionally felt insulted by DeGeneres’ “inappropriate jokes” scattered all through her monologue given that folks had come ahead and leveled allegations of sexual misconduct in opposition to her former producers.

“If you’re speaking about individuals who have accused her management of the seriousness of sexual misconduct, I don’t suppose it’s acceptable to have jokes within the monologue,” a former worker advised the outlet.

In her monologue, DeGeneres additionally quipped that folks shouldn’t model themselves the “be form” particular person as a result of it permits for little wiggle room, a joke that didn’t land with those that allegedly felt her wrath behind closed doorways.

“I don’t really feel sorry that she’s in a s–tload of hassle as a result of she branded herself the ‘be form’ particular person,” a former worker stated. “She’s appearing prefer it was one thing she stated in passing that simply caught along with her. It’s not one thing that caught along with her, it’s not an accident. She went ahead with this concept and this advertising and marketing technique that was not true behind the scenes.”

The previous worker continued, “There’s nothing incorrect with being the ‘be form woman’ for those who’re really true to your phrase.”

Although former DeGeneres staff felt dissatisfied along with her try at atonement, a present worker did discover her monologue spectacular.

“It’s type of superb that that is being mentioned on her present,” the worker shared. “To really go from an surroundings the place nothing is alleged and everybody retains their head down, to now when it’s the subject of her first present again is fairly superb.

“Whether or not or not I imagine on this message that she is saying is one other concern.”

Sources near the present advised Web page Six that the surroundings on set already feels completely different and the staff who’re working for the present — there are greater than 250 — are glad to be again at work.

We’re additionally advised that main as much as the premiere, DeGeneres held quite a few Zoom chats along with her staff to examine in and make it possible for they’re being heard and valued. She’s extra “engaged than ever,” our sources stated.

A rep for DeGeneres didn’t return Web page Six’s request for remark.

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ professional Cheryl Burke suffers head harm

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Cheryl Burke suffered a scary fall throughout a rehearsal for “Dancing with the Stars,” reportedly injuring her head.

Through the Sunday rehearsal, Folks reported that 36-year-old Burke misplaced her footing and fell whereas working towards with companion AJ McLean and hit her head on the ground.

“Cheryl and I had been working towards throughout stage rehearsal and it didn’t go properly,” the previous Backstreet Boy, 42, mentioned in a clip.

In response to Folks, it’s unknown if Burke will carry out in Monday evening’s present, however claimed she is “on the mend” and was suggested to take the remainder of the break day.

Within the video, she and McLean are working throughout the ballroom flooring when Burke, who was working backward, fell straight again and onto her head.

“It occurred so quick,” McLean mentioned.

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Bette Midler confirms ‘Hocus Pocus’ sequel with authentic forged

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It’s time to “run amok” with the unique Sanderson Sisters … once more.

After rumors floated earlier this yr that the cult traditional “Hocus Pocus” will get a extremely anticipated sequel on Disney+, Bette Midler — the unique Winifred Sanderson — has confirmed that she, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy can even return to their spellbinding roles.

Midler, 74, just lately appeared on Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” and dropped a significant trace when requested about whether or not or not she can be returning for a brand new installment.

“They wish to make a film; they’ve requested us if we had been , and naturally all of us stated sure,” Midler stated.

“I’m sport. I’m completely sport.”

It gained’t be the primary time that the Sanderson Sisters will reunite. Midler introduced final week on Instagram that the bewitching trio will come collectively to host a digital charity occasion, “In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover,” on Friday, Oct. 30.

“It was so weird to have been these characters 27 years in the past,” Midler stated relating to reuniting with Parker and Naijmy.

“And to place all that gear on … it was so weird as a result of we fell into precisely the identical relationship we had and the identical type of behaving on display screen that we had 27 years in the past. As if we had been off for a weekend!”

As of now, there isn’t a set date for “Hocus Pocus 2” to forged its spell on Disney+.

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Jennifer Garner shuts down being pregnant rumors after Halloween photograph

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Jennifer Garner continues to be not pregnant.

The “Alias” star as soon as once more needed to shut down hypothesis that she was anticipating a child after posting a photograph of a carved pumpkin inside of a bigger pumpkin, which followers confused as a being pregnant announcement.

“While you and your jack-o’-lantern share a vibe…,” Garner, 48, wrote within the caption.

“Wait….are you pregnant or is that this one thing from again when somebody posted a pic and thought you had been but it surely was quarantine weight?!” one fan wrote. “Please say you’re!!!”

One other individual commented, “I believed this was a being pregnant announcement for a scorching second.”

Garner replied again, “STILL NOT HAVING MORE BABIES. good grief, i didn’t even see it, i simply noticed the matching smiles.”

In September, the “13 Occurring 30” star laughed off a troll’s query asking whether or not she was pregnant after carrying saggy overalls in a video.

“I’m 48, have three wholesome youngsters, and am not—and by no means might be—pregnant,” she mentioned on the time. “We will lay that pupper to relaxation. Have [sic] a gained the Covid 19? Probably. However that’s one other story [laughing, pizza, taco, donut, chocolate, wine emojis].”

Garner shares 14-year-old daughter Violet, 11-year-old daughter Seraphina and 8-year-old son Samuel with ex-husband Ben Affleck.

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