Ellen DeGeneres new nickname ‘talk show Karen’: What does it mean?

Ellen DeGeneres new nickname 'talk show Karen': What does it mean?

Former Ellen Show staff members are still mocking ellen DeGeneres amid allegations that there’s a toxic work environment on the set of the program.

This week, production sources told Daily Mail that Ellen DeGeneres had been given the nickname “talk show Karen” amid the recent criticisms.

Karen is a term used to describe an entitled or demanding white woman, according to the publication.

“Who would’ve thought that one of America’s most loved personalities would morph into America’s most famous Karen? There’s no way anyone on staff wants Karen and her band of toxic executives to return,” the insider said.

Ellen DeGeneres could be replaced as host of 'Ellen Show'

Ellen DeGeneres could be replaced as host of ‘Ellen Show’

DeGeneres’ new nickname was revealed shortly after an insider from Telepictures said that Portia de Rossi’s wife could be replaced as a host on her long-running talk show. And some of the names circling her position include Jennifer Aniston, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, and Sean Hayes.

The source said that all four celebrities have a huge following. As such, they will be able to carry the program even without DeGeneres. But out of the four A-listers, Hayes is, reportedly, the frontrunner because of his availability and schedule. He was also very effective when he hosted Ellen Show in the past.

“It’s funny how history repeats itself. Many of us remember when Rosie O’Donnell was the queen of nice. Look how that turned out. She wasn’t! Ellen is Rosie 2.0. Everyone now knows that she is not what she sold herself. She’s just mean, mean, mean,” the source said.

James Corden won’t replace Ellen DeGeneres

According to the insider, the rumors that James Corden could replace DeGeneres as host are not true. Earlier this week, there were reports suggesting that one of the heads of NBC is a huge Corden fan. As such, the head is eyeing the British host to replace the comedian.

“James Corden is definitely not under consideration as he has a long-term deal with CBS and if he was interested in a daytime show, CBS would develop one for him. Regardless, he’s busy enough in the late-night so it’s not going to happen,” the source said.

One of the requirements for a possible host to replace Ellen DeGeneres is someone with a squeaky-clean reputation. There are claims that Corden is also rude behind the scenes.

Will the comedian quit the talk show?

However, there are also predictions that Ellen DeGeneres could quit Ellen Show in the coming weeks.

The source said that this is highly likely because the recent PR nightmare is hard to recover from.

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