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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi on Why They Are Helping Save Rwanda’s Gorillas

Ellen DeGeneres may have just wrapped her last gig of 19 years — the final episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show aired May 26 — but she’s already making moves for the future. That’s thanks to wife Portia de Rossi, who came up with the ultimate gift four years ago when the host turned 60: […]

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 […]

Ellen DeGeneres on Ending Talk Show’s 19-Year Run, “Crying Every Day” and What’s Next

After 19 seasons and more than 3,200 episodes, Ellen DeGeneres is signing off. And though she pretaped her final week of shows in late April, the finality still hadn’t set in when she talked to The Hollywood Reporter a week before the series finale of The Ellen DeGeneres Show airs. In many ways, DeGeneres says she […]

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. […]

Wanda Sykes “Still Traumatized” by Oscars Slap, Says She Is Disappointed Will Smith Wasn’t Escorted Out

Oscars co-host Wanda Sykes says she’s “still traumatized” by Will Smith slapping Chris Rock onstage and is disappointed by how the show handled the incident, as well as the industry’s reaction in the audience. “I just felt so awful for my friend Chris. And it was sickening, absolutely sickening,” Sykes tells Ellen DeGeneres in a clip […]

Why ‘Dr. Phil’ Is Bulletproof Despite “Toxic Workplace” Claims

Employees of a top-rated, nationally syndicated TV host allege a systemic pattern of behind-the-scenes workplace toxicity and abuse. This time it’s not Ellen DeGeneres, whose eponymous show’s ratings soon went into precipitous decline, and will end after its 19th season later this year. Instead, it’s Phil McGraw, subject of a Feb. 10 investigation published by […]

Ellen DeGeneres Opens Campus in Rwanda With Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Ellen DeGeneres officially has a new footprint in Rwanda. Today marks the opening of the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, located outside Volcanoes National Park. The multi-acre, eco-friendly spread is designed to provide the Fossey Fund with a space that helps amplify its mission of protecting and studying gorillas, training the […]

‘Ellen’s Game of Games’ Canceled at NBC

NBC has canceled its Ellen DeGeneres-led unscripted show Ellen’s Game of Games after four seasons. Game of Games, featuring DeGeneres leading contestants through upsized versions of audience games from her daytime talk show, last aired in May 2021. The cancellation of the NBC series comes as DeGeneres is also working on the final season of […]

How Death of His Sister Inspired Bob Saget’s Tireless Mission to Find Cure for Scleroderma

Dr. Luke Evnin not only hoped it would happen, he could picture it. Someday in the not-too-distant future, maybe 10 or 15 years, he and longtime friend Bob Saget would catch up and reminisce about their contributions that led to a cure for scleroderma, the rare and sometimes life-threatening autoimmune disorder that largely affects the […]

Ellen Fund’s Endangered Campaign Meets Goal by Raising $1M for Endangered Species

On Earth Day this past spring, Discovery+ debuted the documentary Endangered, a project that shined a light on conservationists working to protect endangered species like gorillas, clouded leopards, Indonesian songbirds, sharks, frogs, lemurs and giraffes. Ahead of its premiere, Ellen Degeneres, who narrated and executive produced the film, announced that her nonprofit The Ellen Fund would […]