Ellen DeGeneres ends pioneering talk show under cloud

Ellen DeGeneres is bowing out after nearly 20 years on her eponymously titled talk show. – EPA pic, May 26, 2022.

FOR nearly two decades, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and its openly lesbian host have beamed into homes across America, busting stereotypes and charming daytime TV audiences with a feel-good blend of quirky comedy and celebrity cameos.

But after more than 3,000 episodes, a talk show that came to rival even Oprah Winfrey’s in terms of its cultural impact departs Thursday under a cloud, after allegations of a toxic workplace at stark odds with its “be kind” mantra.

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