Amid the current investigation into The Ellen Show, talks are reportedly happening about who could be replacing the famous host if she were to step down, and no other than James Corden was name-dropped as a potential replacement.
But it seems Ellen isn't letting go quite so easy...
Amid the Ellen DeGeneres scandal, rumors spread she was about to leave the show.
via: Getty ImagesBut now it seems that may not be the case ...
And it seemed there was allegedly one guy at the top of the list...
via: Getty Images...British actor and fellow talk show host, James Corden.
Where do we even begin with the whole Ellen DeGeneres scandal?
via: GettyThe infamous host of The Ellen Show has been batting off accusation after accusation... and now, the show is reportedly under investigation following reports of "mistreatment."
For years now, rumors about Ellen's true personality have been rife.
via: GettyThough she has built her on-screen persona around being outspoken against injustice and generous to the needy, many people have claimed that, in real life, she is quite the opposite.
Those who have met the star have claimed that she is nothing more than another power-hungry, self-centered celebrity.
ellen's whole thing about treating everyone with kindness only applies to people in her specific tax bracket, based… https://t.co/VXYccrutpJ— The Grinch (@The Grinch)1570713430.0
In recent years, Ellen's image has been questioned more and more.
via: GettyCracks have certainly begun to show, and rumors of the somewhat nastier personality behind the famous smiling blonde-haired, blue-eyed face have been intensifying.
And, this year, things have reached a breaking point.
via: GettyNow, more than ever before, people are starting to turn against the star as detrimental stories continue to resurface.
Her past employees certainly haven't held back.
via: GettyFor example...
Ellen clearly doesn't care too much for writer's strikes.
@KevinTPorter @JesseThorn @LAFoodBank Karen Kilgariff was her head writer for 5 years until the writers' strike. Wh… https://t.co/M7ULrjAlqb— J. Fisher (@J. Fisher)1584724944.0
More scandal regarding her treatment of staff...
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank My friend wrote for the Ellen Show for two years and told me Ellen didn’t greet her once.… https://t.co/rOK2u9C3mr— Cathy Messier (@Cathy Messier)1584724649.0
Staff weren't even allowed in the same room as her.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank Some friends who work /worked on her show said many of her staff members weren't allowed… https://t.co/ujfdvB1t7A— MKB (@MKB)1584724529.0
Her veganism has also ruffled a few feathers in the past.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank Was wrking on a show @ WB that was next to her stage. Was our showrunner's 50th Bday. Cat… https://t.co/1tYwIRknJ9— Alison Freer ✂️ (@Alison Freer ✂️)1584732667.0
Her compassion for animals strikes again.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank D) She cares about animals which is good but so sensitive for example if someone tried to… https://t.co/xuFBexYB5j— Benjamin Siemon (@Benjamin Siemon)1584725438.0
Ellen apparently hates her own fans.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank Comic I know became friendly with her, said she openly expressed her deep disdain for her… https://t.co/f5hFuC9CL1— Chase Mitchell (@Chase Mitchell)1584725118.0
She also has no respect for her current staff.
via: GettyIn a recent, rather weird segment on her talk show, the sixty-two-year-old rated her staff's babies after telling us "my staff [have] a lot of beautiful additions to their families. Clearly they had to be rated." Did they Ellen? Did they really?
Quite predictably, these allegations have hit her already crumbling reputation pretty hard...And, as a result, her ratings. and reputation have taken a huge blow, to say the least.
More and more allegations continued to arise from behind the scenes...Buzzfeed News, 1 current employee, as well as 10 former ones have rallied around together to reveal their "truths" about the toxic culture behind the scenes of the show.
All the allegations were done anonymously...
via: GettyBut they revealed that it wasn't just Ellen that was the cause of the toxicity, there were also other bosses and managers that made their lives much more difficult on set.
A former employee told them that the "be kind" act was "bull****"
One black woman who was part of the backstage team said she experienced "racist comments."
via: GettyShe was employed there for a total of eighteen months and in that time, she faced microaggressions and comments that made her feel uncomfortable.
She said that one of the top writer's said this to her:
via: Getty"I'm sorry, I only know the names of the white people who work here." The employee also claimed a producer commented on her and another Black employees' hairstyles, allegedly stating: "Oh wow, you both have box braids; I hope we don’t get you confused." "Whenever I brought up an issue to my white male boss, he would bring up some random story about some random Black friend that he had and how they managed to get over stuff. He would use his Black friend as some way to say, 'I understand your struggle,' but it was all performative bullshit."
Amid an alleged internal investigation into the show...
via: Getty ImagesOld claims from Ellen's guests have resurfaced.
They were reportedly highly coached before their on-screen interviews."Compliment Ellen, tell her what a big fan you are," they claimed they were told.
"These guests were already fans of Ellen, big fans, but to be told you have to flatter her was really weird.""You shouldn’t have to be told … if you do look at past interviews, most of the guests always gush over Ellen - whether they’re members of the public or her close friends."
And now executive producer and head writer Kevin Leman has come under fire, too.
via: Getty ImagesHorrendous reports of sexual harassment and assault have surfaced about Leman, pictured here alongside the Ellen team.
He reportedly inappropriately touched other staff members, alongside making many off-color jokes.
via: Getty Images“It’s masked in sarcasm, but it’s not sarcasm," a former employee claimed.
Leman has since released a statement on the matter.
via: Getty Images"While my job as head writer is to come up with jokes — and, during that process, we can occasionally push the envelope — I’m horrified that some of my attempts at humor may have caused offense. I have always aimed to treat everyone on the staff with kindness, inclusivity, and respect. In my whole time on the show, to my knowledge, I’ve never had a single HR or inter-personal complaint made about me, and I am devastated beyond belief that this kind of malicious and misleading article could be published."
But things look bad for the future of the show.
via: Getty ImagesAccording to the Daily Mail, Ellen is now telling executives at Telepictures and Warner Bros that she has had enough and wants to walk away from the show.
An insider has spoken out."She feels she can't go on and the only way to recover her personal brand from this is to shut down the show.
"The truth is she knew what was going on, it's her show. The buck stops with her. She can blame every executive under the sun – but Ellen is ultimately the one to blame."
Amid all the accusations about her show, insiders stated that Ellen is ready to call it quits.
via: Getty ImagesNot only that, but it was reported over the weekend that British TV host James Corden could be taking over the infamous show.
Corden currently hosts The Late Late Show on CBS.
via: Getty ImagesBut insiders spoke out claiming that Corden has been seen as the long-term successor to Ellen.
The Ellen scandal has fast-tracked everything.
via: Getty Images"This issue has fast-tracked everything and made everyone look at the future today. "James Corden was being eyed for Ellen's job in the long term before any of this came to light."
But, as news of the potential replacement reached social media...
via: Getty ImagesNot everyone was happy.
In fact, it wasn't long before allegations about Corden began to resurface.
via: Getty ImagesAs more and more stories emerged about the star, many people began claiming that he's "just as bad" as DeGeneres.
Fans unearthed several horror stories about the star.
via: Getty ImagesTo start off with, according to a Reddit post, Corden won't speak to any of the team on his Late Late Show bar the most senior staff.
The user went on to claim they witnessed Corden having a "meltdown" when a script supervisor spoke to him directly.
via: Twitter/Reddit"He thinks he's above everyone."
That wasn't all...
via: Getty ImagesOther claims surfaced alleging that the star fired a stage manager over a mistake Corden himself made.
He apparently couldn't admit to his own mistake.
via: Twitter/RedditAnd ordered someone else to be fired instead of admitting he messed up, according to the Reddit post.
One person also claimed that Corden advocated for a lower pay grade for late-night writers.
I’d like to state once again for the record that I went to a WGA meeting for only late night writers, and James Cor… https://t.co/tH6V0NuDXj— The Grinch (@The Grinch)1555428222.0
Corden himself actually responded to this allegation.
@JKCorden James, you showed up to a guild meeting, as an employer, flanked by your executive producer, to advocate… https://t.co/xu2sdU79pl— The Grinch (@The Grinch)1555598064.0
However, one of the most infamous alleged stories about Corden also re-emerged in light of The Ellen Show news.
via: Getty ImagesThe alleged incident took place on an airplane, in which Corden was spotted wearing headphones, ignoring the woman struggling with a crying baby opposite him.
This of course doesn't seem like a big deal on the surface...
via: Getty ImagesHe was just minding his own business, right?
Well, according to the Reddit user, the woman and the baby were his wife and daughter.
via: TwitterThis particular story has been told time and time again on social media in various different ways, so it's unclear whether this is true or not.
In fact, one fan raised this point.
@joanduharc I’ve seen the airplane story written so many ways, I don’t believe it’s true, sounds too movie-like to… https://t.co/eM23YUR07n— ❤︎❤︎❤︎❤︎ (@❤︎❤︎❤︎❤︎)1596396884.0
But it seems Corden may have a little longer to wait, either way.As NBC has just confirmed that Ellen will be returning to film season 18 of her show.
Who knows whether Corden will replace Ellen at any point, or if she'll even step down in the first place.
via: Getty ImagesOne thing is for sure, not everyone will be happy if Corden takes over. For more on James Corden, keep scrolling to find out why his 2019 Emmy win was branded "misogynistic" and "racist."