AceShowbiz - Is "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" really canceled? Amid rumors that the hit morning talk show is on the chopping block due to declining ratings and poor employee treatment, producers of the Ellen DeGeneres-hosted show are speaking out to deny the rumors.
The confirmation came from representatives of Telepictures Television, the production company behind the famous talk show. Talking to Page Six, the rep shared, "Telepictures can confirm it's untrue."
The rumors that Telepictures pulled the plug on the talk show emerged online following the report from The Sun in which the publication claimed that "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" saw declining ratings. Citing TVNewsCheck statistics, ratings for season 17 were down to 14 percent.
Additionally, the scandals surrounding Ellen were said to be among the factors why the show was allegedly canceled. Back in March, the talk show host was branded the meanest and was called out for her alleged diva behavior behind the scenes by her fans and former employees on Twitter.
Comedian Kevin T. Porter sparked the discussion in a tweet in which he promised that he would donate $2 for every story about the 62-year-old TV personality. "Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about!" he posted on Friday, March 20. "She's also notoriously one of the meanest people alive. Respond to this with the most insane stories you've heard about Ellen being mean & I'll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodbank."
In response to the tweet, someone claimed that the wife of Portia de Rossi had a "sensitive nose." Additionally, another user said "every day [Ellen] picks someone different to really hate." It was also said that "Ellen had a PA fired for leading her to set the 'long' way."