Actor Kevin Hart and pop star Katy Perry have come out in support of popular TV host Ellen DeGeneres in the wake of allegations of toxic work environment on the sets of her talk show. Dozens of employees of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” have come forward in an explosive report from Buzzfeed, alleging sexual harassment and misconduct by some of the show’s top executive producers as well as the existing culture of bullying. DeGeneres has been accused of creating and enabling the toxic environment on the show’s sets. The Ellen DeGeneres Show Executive Producer Rubbishes Rumours of the Talk Show Getting Shut As Workplace Investigation Continues
Hart took to Instagram and posted a photo from his past visit to the show, saying that DeGeneres always treated him and his family with utmost respect.
“It’s crazy to see my friend go thru what she’s going thru publicly. I have known Ellen for years and I can honestly say that she’s one of the dopest people on the f***ing planet. She has treated my family and my team with love and respect from day one (sic),” the actor said. He called social media as a “crazy world of negativity” and said he stands by DeGeneres. Ellen DeGeneres Addresses Workplace Misconduct Charges on Her Talk Show
“This hate s**t has to stop. Hopefully it goes out of style soon…. This post is not meant to disregard the feelings of others and their experiences… It’s simply to show what my experiences have been with my friend. Love you for life Ellen…” Hart added. Perry also spoke about her positive experiences with the host.
“I know I can’t speak for anyone else’s experience besides my own but I want to acknowledge that I have only ever had positive takeaways from my time with Ellen & on the @theellenshow.
“I think we all have witnessed the light & continual fight for equality that she has brought to the world through her platform for decades. Sending you love & a hug, friend @TheEllenShow,” Perry tweeted on Tuesday. Veteran actor Diane Keaton and “That 70’s show” alum Ashton Kutcher have also come out in defence of DeGeneres. Keaton said on Instagram that she always “enjoyed” her visits to the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”.
“I always enjoyed my visits to the Ellen show. I’ve seen how the audience exudes happiness and gratitude. She gives back to so many including me,” the actor said. Kutcher shared his own experience on the show and said that DeGeneres always treated him with “kindness”. “She & her team have only treated me & my team w/ respect & kindness. She never pandered to celebrity which I always saw as a refreshing honesty. When things aren’t right she handles it and fixes,” he tweeted.
Last week, DeGeneres penned a letter to the show’s staff, tendering an apology. She said that the show was envisioned as a “place of happiness” but that is not the case currently. The TV show host promised that she will “do my part in continuing to push myself and everyone around me to learn and grow”. The allegations detailed in Buzzfeed report mainly centred upon head writer and executive producer Keith Leman, who has been accused of groping and propositioning male staff members.
Others allege they were inappropriately touched by producer Ed Glavin, who is reportedly parting ways with “The Ellen Show”. In the wake of the report, Warner Bros’ parent company WarnerMedia initiated an “internal investigation”.
Star Wars, Hunger Games, The Big Bang Theory – Brie Larson Reveals 8 Major Projects She Auditioned For But Didn’t Get (Watch Video)
Brie Larson may be a famous actor today known for her performances in films such as Room and Captain Marvel but the actress has been through her share of tough phases and lost out on some really amazing films. Considering the Academy Award-winning actress’ acting talents, it almost seems impossible that Larson may have faced rejections in Hollywood but much to our surprise, it is true. The actress recently started her own YouTube channel and has been posting sme amazing stuff. In her latest video, Brie spoke about failure and rejections as an actor. Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel To Fight Tom Holland’s Spider-man In Upcoming Sequel?
If you have watched certain films and wondered what they would be like had Brie Larson been cast in them, well you’ll be delighted to know, the actress did audition for quite a bit of them. In her latest video, Brie Larson revealed some of the biggest projects that she auditioned for but lost out getting cast in them due to whatever reasons. Not only films, but the actress also reveals a few famous TV series that she auditioned for. Here’s a list of projects that could have starred Brie Larson but unfortunately didn’t! Captain Marvel 2 Hires Nia DaCosta as Director, Ryan Fleck Congratulates.
1. Hunger Games
Hunger Games (Photo Credits: Movie Still)
2. Terminator Genisys
Terminator Genisys (Photo Credits: Twitter)
3. Star Wars
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (Photo Credits: Twitter)
4. The Big Bang Theory
TBBT (Photo Credits: Instagram)
5. Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl (Photo Credits: Instagram)
Tomorrowland (Photo Credits: Twitter)
7. Spy Kid (As a child actor)
Spy Kids(Photo Credits: Twitter)
8. Hearts In Atlantis (As a child actor)
Hearts in Atlantis (Photo Credits: Twitter)
Check Out Brie Larson’s YouTube Video Here:
We bet you’re surprised to find out how Brie Larson lost out on these amazing roles, knowing that she could have totally killed it. The last time we saw her on Jimmy Fallon’s show playing the lightsabre game was when we hoped to see her in the Star Wars series, wouldn’t she have truly rocked as a Jedi? Well, there’s always another time. It’s amazing how Larson has opened up about these big rejections and showed her fans acting isn’t really an easy job.
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