In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, host and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres has revealed that she will end her popular talk show after this nineteenth season. DeGeneres reportedly told her staff on May 11, and will discuss the details on Ellen‘s May 13 show with none other than Oprah Winfrey.
“When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged – and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore,” DeGeneres tells The Hollywood Reporter, discussing the move publicly for the first time.
While the decision is said to have been made by DeGeneres and is said to have been “several years in the making,” it does come after recent allegations that have tarnished the celebrity’s name and image.
The Tarnishing of an Icon
Despite many years in the spotlight, DeGeneres is still one of the biggest stars in the entertainment business. However, her reputation is took a major hit as a flurry of people began making negative accusations about her on social media following a Buzzfeed News expose.
Form this article, Ellen faced heavy scrutiny and investigation. From the show’s guests to DeGeneres’ bodyguard, just about everyone has something harsh to say about the alleged “Queen of Nice.”