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‘Ellen’ Trio Set as Showrunners for Jennifer Hudson’s Syndicated Show

Jennifer Hudson’s forthcoming syndicated talk show is getting a leadership injection from The Ellen Show. The newly minted EGOT winner’s The Jennifer Hudson Show will launch Sept. 12 in more than 95 percent of the country and be steered by Mary Connelly, Andy Lassner and Corey Palent. The trio have been the driving force of Ellen […]

How ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Said Goodbye After 19 Years

In her final hour on NBC as daytime host, Ellen DeGeneres used her platform to reflect on the journey of bringing The Ellen DeGeneres Show to daytime and the noticeable changes in visibility and acceptance of gays in Hollywood across two decades. Guests Jennifer Aniston, the very first person to guest on the Ellen Show […]

Critic’s Notebook: The Sweet and Sour Legacy of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

“Have you ever seen Ellen’s talk show?” my elderly uncle asked me offhandedly a few years ago. “I really don’t like it. She seems mean. You know, mean-spirited.” In all honesty, unless it involves a British police procedural, my uncle couldn’t give a rat’s tushy about the goings-on of popular culture. Our conversation occurred many […]

This Week in TV: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi,’ ‘Ellen’ Ends

There are a number of finales on tap for May 25-31, but the biggest item — in more ways than one — on the TV calendar for the next seven days is season four of Stranger Things, which hits Netflix nearly three years after its last season. A beloved Star Wars character gets the series […]

Inside Ellen DeGeneres’ Final ‘Ellen’ Tapings: Oprah, Peter Roth and Plenty of Dancing

After 19 seasons, Ellen DeGeneres’ self-titled daytime talk show is coming to an end, with the final shows airing this week. The final Ellen shows were filmed nearly a month ago, though, and The Hollywood Reporter sat in on her third-to-last taping on the Warner Bros. studio lot in Burbank on April 26. The episode […]

Jennifer Lawrence Used to Pretend Ellen DeGeneres Was Interviewing Her on the Toilet

Before she was an Oscar-winning actress, Jennifer Lawrence used to pretend that she was being interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres while she was on the toilet. So for Monday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the host called Lawrence, who also happens to be her neighbor, while she was — where else? — on the toilet. […]

Jerrod Carmichael on Why He’s “Thankful” for Ellen DeGeneres and Making Gay Jokes Before Coming Out

Jerrod Carmichael made his return to The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday as part of the talk show’s final season. While there, the duo opened up about their shared high-profile coming out experiences and the impact DeGeneres had on the Rothaniel comedian. Carmichael opened the honest back-and-forth, explaining his desire to connect with DeGeneres the last […]

Robin Roberts Nearly Turned Down an Interview With President Obama in 2012 Amid Fears of Being Outed

Robin Roberts says she nearly turned down the chance to interview then-President Barack Obama in 2012 about marriage equality amid fears she would be outed. Roberts says on Monday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show that in 2012 — the year before she came out publicly — she got a call to go to the White House […]

Angela Bassett Says ‘Black Panther’ Sequel Will “Top” First Film

Angela Bassett says the Black Panther sequel will be even bigger and better than the first one. Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, in an episode airing Monday, the star says the film will be “amazing” and called writer-director Ryan Coogler “the perfect leader.” Noting she couldn’t reveal too much, she said: “It’s going to […]

Jessica Chastain Says Her ‘355’ Stunt Double Pushed a Bruise Back Into Her Head After On-Set Fall

Jessica Chastain did a number of her own stunts for her upcoming female-led and star-studded action-thriller The 355 — but one resulted in a hospital visit. The actress and producer appeared alongside her co-star Penélope Cruz Wednesday night on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the upcoming spy-flick, and while there, revealed […]

Meghan Markle Reveals How She and Prince Harry Spent Halloween Night Before Going Public With Relationship

Meghan Markle went incognito at a Toronto Halloween party for the final night ahead of her and Harry’s public announcement of their relationship. During her Thursday appearance on Ellen, which was just announced on Wednesday, The Duchess of Sussex and co-founder of nonprofit Archewell offered a glimpse into how the couple, who have been married […]

Jason Momoa Reveals He Injured Himself Multiple Times While Filming ‘Aquaman 2’: “I’m Just Getting Beat Up”

During Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jason Momoa shared some rough behind-the-scenes details about injuries he suffered while shooting Aquaman 2.  When host Ellen DeGeneres asked the actor to explain how he hurt himself, he joked, “I’m getting old.” He then listed his injuries, adding, “I messed up my eyes. I just got […]