Ellen DeGeneres is slated to begin filming the 18th season of her embattled talk show next month according to parent company Telepictures. But a viral hashtag on Twitter indicates that fans might stop watching the show unless she’s replaced with a host who can “be kind” to the production staff.
Fans were shocked when a group of former staffers made allegations that the “Queen of Nice” was carelessly ruling over a toxic workplace, empowering senior management to intimidate and demean staff.
As more employees have come forward with claims of sexual misconduct and racism by producers, DeGeneres was rumored to be looking to exit the show. However, the beleaguered host’s spokesperson confirmed production begins on August 24.
The question is, will anyone be watching? Betrayed fans have been calling for Ellen’s removal and the hashtag #ReplaceEllen is trending on Twitter. Here are their suggestions.
Why it could happen – The genuinely nice actress has been delighting her 9.4 million Instagram followers with hilarious down to earth videos throughout quarantine.
Why it might not – She stars in a new Netflix comedy, hawks credit cards for Capital One, runs an organic kid friendly food company, and Hydroboost’s Neutrogena’s skincare sales. A talk show might be one too many ventures to juggle.
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I call my mom every time I make cornbread—even though I’ve written the recipe in every notebook, even though I am sure I could toss it together in my sleep. Maybe watching this will show you why, perhaps, I just like to call my mom. ♥️ This cornbread takes no time at all, is incredibly forgiving, and is an every other day staple at my house: perfect to fill in a dinner, perfect for a snack, perfect for breakfast. Plus, it tastes like home. I hope you love it as much as I do. ♥️ . Grandmom’s Cornbread, by Patricia English Garner Ingredients: 2 Tbsp oil 3/4 cup cornmeal 1/4 cup flour 1 rounded tsp baking powder 1/4 rounded tsp baking soda 1 Tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 egg 1 cup buttermilk . Directions: 1. Set oven to 450 degrees. Pour oil into a heavy skillet and put that in the oven. 2. Mix cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt in a bowl. 3. Add egg to the mixture and enough buttermilk until the batter is thinner than pancake batter. 4. VERY carefully take the skillet out of the oven and pour oil into batter. 5. Mix the batter and pour it into the hot skillet. 6. Return to the oven and bake. Watch carefully after 10 minutes, until brown. 7. Mom says eat with butter. 8. Yum.