Ellen DeGeneres secretly puts some of her extensive private artwork collection on an auction worth $10 million.
Some of the pieces Ellen DeGeneres sold were seen during her virtual shows at home throughout the coronavirus lockdown. Some of those were her cute sheep sculptures lurking around her house.
DeGeneres selling off some private artwork collection
Designed by the French designer Francois-Xavier Lalanne, the sheep sculptures were priced at “$500,000 to $1 million each,” per Bloomberg. Some of these pieces were already sold.
She also puts her Jean-Michel Basquiat work on paper for sale and a mobile sculpture made by Alexander Calder through Sotheby’s Gallery in the Hamptons.
Also, the 62-year-old host is selling a Basquiat painting through the Van de Weghe Fine Art Gallery.
This news comes after DeGeneres returned to the studio of The Ellen DeGeneres Show for its Season 18. Here, she publicly addressed the alleged toxic work environment happening in the program.
In her opening monologue, she apologized for what happened behind the scenes, Page Six noted. She also promised that everything would change, and a new chapter would begin.
Corden broke the silence about replacing DeGeneres rumors
Meanwhile, amid the criticisms thrown at DeGeneres, rumors have it she will be replaced by James Corden on her talk show. Now, the 42-year-old host broke his silence about it, per Digital Spy.
Ellen had been embroiled in a massive scandal after some former and current staffers revealed the toxic work environment behind the scenes. Warner Bros. then launched an internal investigation to look into the matter, resulting in its three producers’ exit.
Corden was amid the game, Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts, with Alicia Keys on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Keys then asked her about the rumors and if he ever considered taking over Ellen.
“Happily, I’ll answer the question,” he said, not minding the food in front of him. “Genuinely, I have no idea where that even came from.”
Corden believed someone started the rumor and somebody jumped on it that it began to spread like wildfire.
“There is absolutely no truth in that story at all, zero,” he cleared.
The comedian didn’t even consider taking DeGeneres’ role from her; especially, she has perfectly done it for 18 years.
“I think it would be a really crazy thing to take over,” he continued. “So, it’s not true.”
If ever the day comes that Corden’s show ends, it will be the time for him to stop hosting. So, he will never consider replacing Ellen DeGeneres.
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