r/entertainment Aug 17 '22 Heartwarming 1 Gold 1 Starstruck 1 Super Heart Eyes 1 Helpful 9 Silver 8 Wholesome 5 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1

Ellen DeGeneres new show cancelled by Warner Bros.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/ellen-degeneres-new-show-cancelled-by-warner-bros/ar-AA10JuI0?li=BBnb7Kz
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u/kevnmartin Aug 17 '22

"As reported by Deadline, the animated series that was aimed at preschoolers has been scraped after two seasons, "

Editors, how do they work?

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u/MyNutsin1080p Aug 17 '22

for peanuts, and you get what you pay for

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u/squishyliquid Aug 17 '22 Take My Energy

They’re just barely scrapping by.

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u/3149thon Aug 17 '22

I see what you did their.

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u/TheGhostofWoodyAllen Aug 17 '22

Omg, you to!

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u/LoxodonSniper Aug 17 '22

Buddy, your gonna LOVE this

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u/cristarain Aug 17 '22

I should of known better

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u/Gerb_the_Barbarian Aug 17 '22

This thread gave me high blood pressure

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u/Comprehensive-Fun47 Aug 17 '22

They don't. They were all fired.

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u/TheGhostofWoodyAllen Aug 17 '22

Who needs editors when a new headline is coming out this very next second? Gotta pump and dump the news to keep it cycling, baby!

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u/Magic_ass1 Aug 17 '22

Don't forget about "Ellen's home design Challange".

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u/thelongflight Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 17 '22

My first clue to how shady Ellen and her team are was when a couple of my friends pitched an animated series to Ellen and her team. They were brought in for multiple meetings over the course of a year, hashing out the details of the show. Scripts and storyboards and all that goes into fleshing out an idea.

Then one day, Ellen’s team drops my friends…but she still runs with the idea.

No compensation. No nothing. What are a couple of small town comedians with limited funds gonna do?

This was maybe 5 or 6 years ago and I’m sure Ellen and her cronies have burned plenty of other people since then that can’t fight back either.

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u/ASDirect Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 17 '22

Yeah with a pitch like that you really want to make sure you have all your stuff really really locked down before you present it to someone powerful.

Like if you can't afford the legal fees to make sure all your stuff is really protected, you shouldn't even be trying to play in that League.

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u/ElectricEcstacy Aug 17 '22

In Chinese we have a saying “A fortune without the power to protect it is a calamity”

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u/thelongflight Aug 17 '22

I think it was worth the shot. There were really no other avenues for them to pitch and they had a connection whom they thought was trustworthy. It’s like a “moonshot” for the little guy.

People like Ellen don’t get to that level of power and money by being nice and generous.

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u/iHadou Aug 18 '22

Then why do people call her ellen the generous?

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u/PizzaOldBoy Aug 17 '22

Editors literally don't exist on most web platforms. They canned almost every editor in existence along with paper news, including web. I would've expected more from Deadline but then again that means I'm a moron and of course they too don't have them.

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u/mrducci Aug 17 '22

Hey now, WB is aborting everything these days. Maybe scraped was intentional.

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u/charaznable1249 Aug 17 '22

Wb getting so wild aborting projects this late, Clarence Thomas is getting pissed.

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u/moeburn Aug 17 '22

Well this is a link to MSN.com who is rehosting a "T3" article written by one Matthew Forde, who T3 claims is their "staff writer", singular. Not "one of" their staff writers. Just THE staff writer.

https://www.t3.com/us/author/matthew-forde

They probably reviewed this guy's first couple of articles, and then stopped, and then his writing gets sold everywhere from IGN to MSN.

The whole news being brought to you by just one guy.

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u/Crankycavtrooper Aug 17 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy Faith In Humanity Restored Wholesome Seal of Approval Masterpiece Table Slap

“Tell Ellen. I Want Her to Know It Was Me"

  • Anne Heche

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u/sandefurd Aug 17 '22

ELi5 Anne Heche? I'm seeing that name a lot

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u/dgl7c4 Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 17 '22

Actress who recently died in a terrible car accident. She used to date Ellen. Before her death, she had some less than great things to say about Ellen.

EDIT: I used “accident” in the colloquial sense of the word. Wasn’t trying to absolve her of any guilt or blame. It was clearly her fault and she put others in danger, but that doesn’t necessarily not make it an accident (though it’s possible it was intentional/suicide). There is almost always someone at fault in a car “accident” to varying degrees. Unless the crash was intentional, I’d still consider it an accident regardless of who’s to blame or why.

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u/Snuhmeh Aug 17 '22

She was also kind of famously Ellen’s first girlfriend after coming out publicly.

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u/ForProfitSurgeon Aug 17 '22

They were romantic together.

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u/GrandmaPoses Aug 17 '22

Roommates, to be sure.

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u/RavenBrannigan Aug 17 '22

As my granddad used to say. They are confirmed bachelorettes

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u/nikalnairb Aug 17 '22

My grandpa said “I shoulda known by the haircut she was a fur trader”

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u/Creamcheese666 Aug 17 '22

That's grandpa for ya

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u/BenjaminDover02 Aug 17 '22

They platonically went to town on eachothers genitals

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u/bdiggitty Aug 17 '22

Ellen’s Degenitals?

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u/Substantial_Reach_60 Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 18 '22

Ellen ruined her career there was a pretty in depth article where Ellen wouldn’t allow Anne to be on her show to promote any work and that resulted in a series of failures for Anne

Pasting the article since the comments here are just ..wow

https://nypost.com/2022/08/12/how-anne-heches-life-fell-apart-after-ellen-degeneres-affair/

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u/oldcoldbellybadness Aug 17 '22

Ellen wouldn’t allow Anne to be on her show to promote any work and that resulted in a series of failures for Anne

Was she blacklisting her from other shows?

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u/timoleo Aug 17 '22

Ellen didn't allow her to promote herself on her show, so her career tanked?

Sounds funky as hell if true.

For one thing, I don't remember a lot of other famous celebs getting their start on Ellen. It usually worked the other way around, where someone would suddenly get famous one week and they were on Ellen the next.

For another, if you need pick me ups from day-time talk show hosts to kick-start your Hollywood career, I'd argue you probably never had a chance in the first place.

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u/wombat2049 Aug 17 '22

They had broken up - messily - before Ellen got the show. Why would she have her ex on?

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u/Noodle- Aug 17 '22

Why would not appearing on 1 daytime tv show tank ur career?

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u/steveosek Aug 17 '22

The last thing I can even remember Anne being in was six days seven nights.

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u/RTwhyNot Aug 17 '22

What did she say?

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u/13inchmushroommaker Aug 17 '22

She would leave her on "read".

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u/MassiveTouch2793 Aug 17 '22 Snek

That's fucking terrible

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u/CellularBeing Aug 17 '22

She drank juice straight from the carton

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_BARN_OWL Aug 17 '22

She littered.

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u/BiggieAndTheStooges Aug 17 '22

She’s a humblebragger

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u/SinisterKid Aug 17 '22

She takes her food out of the microwave early and leaves the display reading 0:00:12

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u/imanhunter Aug 17 '22 Silver

She’s the hamburglar?

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u/GiuseppeFarinaJr Aug 17 '22

When they were watching Ally McBeal on VHS together, Ellen watched two episodes without her. After their breakup, Anne accepted a 7 episode arc on Ally McBeal purely out of spite and sent the VHS box set to Ellen with all the tapes in need of rewinding.

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u/Regniwekim2099 Aug 17 '22

When I first glanced at this, I thought it said she's a hamburglar.

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u/Baardhooft Aug 17 '22

She always left the empty toilet paper rolls hanging without replacing them.

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u/ItsMy100thAccount Aug 17 '22

She removed tags from furniture.

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u/Molto_Ritardando Aug 17 '22

Ellen doesn’t recycle.

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u/B1ff-B0ff Aug 17 '22

I heard she mixed her ketchup & mayonnaise… cray cray…

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u/hibikikun Aug 17 '22

She would always take socks out of the dryer before they were done so Anne always had to wear damp socks

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u/multiarmform Aug 17 '22

And this whole time I thought it was left unread. Like leaving someone unread so their text is never seen as read

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u/philouza_stein Aug 17 '22

That's the humane way to ghost someone. Leaving on read says yeah I saw it, idc

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u/typesett Aug 17 '22

i think its a good thing sometimes

the next step is to end that relationship as much as you can

agree to not be friends anymore

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u/yeboioioi Aug 17 '22

Yeah sometimes it needs to be acknowledged that the talking is over, leaving on read can be that signal

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u/cantgetenoughreddit Aug 17 '22

I thought that forever too, then I found the truth of the matter and I thought - if you have to respond every time to be socially acceptable, how do you close out a conversation?

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u/nosubsnoprefs Aug 17 '22

Respond with an emoji there's no reaction to that

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u/enby_them Aug 17 '22

Some conversations have natural ends. It’s really more like you asked somebody something or confessed something and they leave it on read.

Not that y’all were just having a random convo and they didn’t respond until the next day

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u/Ladyharpie Aug 17 '22

"Left unread" has more to do with letters, emails, etc because there is no "read" reciept. "Left on read" is when someone gets a message (as indicated by read receipt) but doesn't bother responding.

They kind of mean the same thing since they both acknowledge you got the message but didn't follow up.

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u/nroe1337 Aug 17 '22

This is why read receipts are awful.

The entire point of texting was to making it less of an obligation to respond instantly, less obligation to always pick up the phone at a moments notice. Now if you don't respond to a text instantly people have a meltdown.

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u/i_dunnoman Aug 17 '22

I am always baffled by this joke because who in the world puts on read receipts?? Why would you ever willingly put that on when you have the option to turn it off.

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u/dgl7c4 Aug 17 '22

To my knowledge it was mostly just petty ex drama. Something about how Ellen had banned her from the ellen show so she couldn’t promote her movies. I wasn’t trying to suggest that her death and the comments are related. Just trying to add some context.

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u/agreeingstorm9 Aug 17 '22

Everything I've read also says petty ex drama. Ellen claimed that Heche just basically left in the middle of the night one day and kind of ghosted her never giving her any kind of explanation as to why. Heche claimed that Ellen blacklisted her from her show which killed her movie career because who is going to cast a lead actress who can't promote the movie on Ellen?

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u/Inevitable-Impress72 Aug 17 '22

There's more than just the Ellen Show. With all do respect to Anne Heche, truth is she is a woman in Hollywood who went over the age of 35. Also being bi or lesbian? I forget which, also caused Holly wood to marginalize Anne. And the heavy drug use and other incidents like going into some random people's house high off her ass.

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u/tillie4meee Aug 17 '22

She had been horribly sexually abused as a child which led to mental instability and self medicating as an adult.

I don't think she ever really found her peace.

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u/mi_esposa_me_espia Aug 17 '22

Anne Heche was never a great actor. She was ok and had the cute Pixie look. But as she aged she didn't get any better at acting, so Hollywood tossed her aside.

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u/goliathfasa Aug 17 '22

For years I kept thinking she’s been getting work still.

Then I found out I was seeing Judy Greer.

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u/Myzyri Aug 17 '22

That really gave me a good chuckle! Thank you!

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u/i-Ake Aug 17 '22

She was also often someone people joked about "sleeping her way to the top." Heather Graham's character in Bowfinger was supposedly based on her.

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u/tinytooraph Aug 17 '22

I assumed your example was going to be worse… If there were hard feelings in any way about the relationship, I don’t really see a problem with Ellen not wanting her on the show. Don’t think there’s some moral obligation to play nice so an ex can get publicity on TV.

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u/[deleted] Aug 17 '22

That was pretty good. I looked for other videos and their follow up track is God awful.

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u/[deleted] Aug 17 '22

To be fair I’m pretty sure the GW video was originally on Newgrounds and the YouTube version was reuploaded.

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u/[deleted] Aug 17 '22

The only other video on the channel he linked to was somebody's funeral montage. A real downer.

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u/Kanin_usagi Aug 17 '22

DeGeneres, DeGeneres, 6 foot 10 killing British for fun

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u/genconthrowaway21 Aug 17 '22

I understand this reference

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u/SilkyMilkers Aug 17 '22

Goddamn what a throwback

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u/SlipperyRasputin Aug 17 '22

Just keeping the classics alive.

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u/dw796341 Aug 17 '22

She loved to pull a Dutch oven.

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u/PublicfreakoutLoveR Aug 17 '22 Silver

Ellen always left the toilet seat up.

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u/dw796341 Aug 17 '22

She often left upper deckers. Who does that????

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u/moonsun1987 Aug 17 '22

upper deckers

I regret looking it up.

Dear readers, If you are about to look it up, please do not do that.

or if you think you are better than I am, here have at it https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Upper%20Decker

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u/YouAreInAComaWakeUp Aug 17 '22

There's people put there who never heard of an Upper Decker?

You're in for a wild ride as you begin your journey across the internet

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u/GeorgeNorman Aug 17 '22

He’s a shiny new baby boy. I worry for him and am excited for him at the same time.

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u/Pink_Sky_ Aug 17 '22

I’m sorry you needed to clarify what you meant by accident. It seems the world is getting dumber by the day.

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u/gbgonzalez923 Aug 17 '22

Just to add a bit, died in a terrible car accident is an extremely nice way of saying decided to drive after a cocaine bender and nearly killed innocent people after ploughing through a house.

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u/Beingabummer Aug 17 '22

Sure, but the word 'accident' is still apt. Unless you have first-hand knowledge that she meant to crash the car (you don't) it's totally appropriate to call it an accident.

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u/TheRegular-Throwaway Aug 17 '22

In the 90s Anne Heche and Ellen dated. They were one of the first super famous LGBT couples.

Ellen was Ellen, Anne Heche was an actress, she recently died in a harrowing DUI/Car crash.

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u/shigataganai13 Aug 17 '22

An actress that recently got into a horrific car accident and crashed into a house... then caught fire.

She was in an induced coma for like a week before they decided to let her pass and be an organ doner.

(Organ donation saves many many lives! Up to 75 people can be helped from just a single donor~)

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u/Salt-Seaworthiness91 Aug 17 '22

Could she donate organs if she had cocaine in system? Serious question, I feel like they’re very careful about what organs they donate.

Though I guess donation may include donating organs for research purposes.

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u/shigataganai13 Aug 17 '22

The press releases said 75 people were helped from her organs

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u/gfkjhsdfjhgsdjghf Aug 17 '22

Whether the organs were damaged from long-term use is likely more important. Cocaine's short term effects are fairly harmless in moderation, especially in the levels that would be left in a singular organ.

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u/January28thSixers Aug 17 '22

Cocaine doesn't stay in your system that long. She was in a coma for a bit. I guess one of her kids could've put it in her breathing machine for laughs.

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u/FlirtVonnegut Aug 17 '22

I laughed way too hard at this.

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u/420sadalot420 Aug 17 '22 Silver Gold Helpful

Anne Heche ghost did this

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u/jumpyg1258 Aug 17 '22

Either that or the picture of Rich Evans and Julia Roberts.

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u/Hey_HaveAGreatDay Aug 17 '22

I don’t understand this reference

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u/Kaexii Aug 17 '22 Take My Energy

Dick the Birthday Boy refers to a Polaroid photograph of presenter and actor Rich Evans from video production company Red Letter Media. He is pictured as a child wearing a shirt that says "Dick the Birthday Boy" alongside Billy Bob Bear, a mascot for the now defunct restaurant ShowBiz Pizza Place.

Notably, it appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show in 2018, where the guest Julia Roberts revealed that she worked for ShowBiz Pizza, joking that she was the one in the bear costume.

The photo also was used in some edits which gave the photo a paedophilic connotation. A September 3rd, 2016 edit added the bear saying "yas I will" to the shirt reading "dick the birthday boy"

Source: https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/dick-the-birthday-boy

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u/VirtualAlternative Aug 17 '22

Completely irrelevant, but ShowBiz Pizza is still alive in Mexico City. Same chain, same aesthetic. There were two locations I knew of, one closed with the pandemic, but I hear now there’s a another location I haven’t been to.

If you’re in Mexico City and want a nostalgia bite, look them up.

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u/simi_ Aug 17 '22

Unrelated but RLM are one of the best content creators on YouTube. Look up Mr Plinkett's Star Wars reviews to whet your appetite

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u/PutinMolestsBoys Aug 17 '22

Look up Dick the birthday boy

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u/BALONYPONY Aug 17 '22

Mmmmmmmmm no thanks.

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u/OriginalName18 Aug 17 '22

I recognized that name so I clapped

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u/dern_the_hermit Aug 17 '22

OH MY GAAAAAAWD!

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u/nothinnews Aug 17 '22

He wants that juicy Shaq meat. The secret ingredient?

AAAAIIIIIIIDDDDDSSS

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u/asimpossum Aug 17 '22

I know what that is!!!

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u/Mookie1515 Aug 17 '22

Rich Evans laugh

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u/trolldoll26 Aug 17 '22 Gold

I wish I had gold for you

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u/ThatIowanGuy Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 17 '22

The Axe of Zaslav claims yet another victim. We no longer know if this is a force of good or evil, but to strike down Ellen shows that it is certainly a force to be reckoned with.

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u/TheGreatSlaight144 Aug 17 '22

What's the Axe of Zaslav?

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u/Goose-tb Aug 17 '22

David Zaslav is the CEO of the merged companies. He was Discovery’s CEO I believe.

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u/a_yuman_right Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 17 '22

It’s kind of crazy that Discovery - a network of nothing but bullshit - won out over one of the largest and most prestigious studios in all of Hollywood and now controls their fate. It’s such a joke.

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u/JPOG Aug 17 '22

In his first interview as CEO Zaslav stated he was basically bored during COVID, he decided to called up the previous Warner CEO and basically made the deal there.

There was no win out or bidding going on. Zas had the cash and made the maneuver.

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u/godumbledork Aug 17 '22

Same energy as Tucker Carlson calling a 7 figure cable news job a "phase"

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u/Poison_the_Phil Aug 17 '22

Well remember Tucker is part of the Swanson Frozen Foods family so it’s not like he’s ever needed money, he just craves influence

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u/sasemax Aug 17 '22

He doesn't need the money, so being evil is just his hobby, I suppose.

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u/mak484 Aug 17 '22

Wealthy people peddle in influence, not money. Tens of millions of Americans hang on his every word. It's not hard at all to see why he does it.

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u/Bull_Moose_Duce Aug 17 '22

Yeah, he's an evil and pathetic worm.

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u/just_browsing11 Aug 17 '22

"Man fuck I am bored, Oh I know what will brighten up my day! Buy another major company for shit n giggles"

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u/Throwaway242353 Aug 17 '22

Rich people problems

Boy those anti trust laws sure are doing a thing, aren't they?

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u/BasicDesignAdvice Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 17 '22

There is a little more to it. AT&T couldn't really hold onto it anymore. They lost a ton because they didn't know what to do with it, and combined with all the other shitty moves, AT&T had no way to get cash into WarnerMedia. WarnerMedia needed cash for content.

Discovery came it with the cash needed, and together they have second largest fund for pure content. It was the largest until Disney one-upped them a few months later.

Ultimately that will mean a ton of new content in the next few years. What kind is the question. If they are smart they will leave WB Films and HBO alone. If they are really smart they will lean into their gaming division which is peerless in Hollywood. No one in Hollywood had what they are sitting in when it comes to video games.

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u/MaestroPendejo Aug 17 '22

I'm hoping he's smart enough to see that HBO has been one the best content creators of my lifetime. I have been watching HBO programs since they started in the 90's, Dream On, Tales From the Crypt, The Larry Sanders Show etc. By the end of that decade they had the most watched and talked about shows of the era, The Sopranos. They've pumped out such high quality content that you'd have to be stupid to strip down what is already delivering in spades.

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u/Novel-Conclusion9115 Aug 17 '22

I'm hoping he's smart enough to see that HBO has been one the best content creators of my lifetime.

What makes you think he gives a shit? Clearly he doesn't care about content quality.

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u/PickledPlumPlot Aug 17 '22

If they are smart they will leave WB films and HBO alone.

Okay, so it's confirmed they're not smart?

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u/ortumlynx Aug 17 '22

It's because Warner Bros is like $50 billion in debt and Zaslav made Discovery profitable during his time there.

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u/elbenji Aug 17 '22

By basically going to the lowest common denominator

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u/LavenderAutist Aug 17 '22

I heard that Batman is visiting the set up Fixer Upper to get some tips on how to have a hit show

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u/spgreenwood Aug 17 '22

Warner Brothers was $50 BILLION in debt. They had to take the deal, and that’s why all these shows are getting cancelled; so they can try to write off some of this massive debt.

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u/Rankine Aug 17 '22

The debt is really from ATT, not so much from WB.

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u/hotmessexpress44 Aug 17 '22

They keep getting bought by people who have no idea WTF they are doing. Cough AOL cough cough

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u/dimechimes Aug 17 '22

43B of that debt was acquired during the merger.

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u/Psykpatient Aug 17 '22

Iirc Discovery managed to get WB by offering to take on some of At&T's debt which is why Warner-Discovery now has $50 billion+ in debt.

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u/ElementalStrith Aug 17 '22

David Zaslav is the CEO of Discovery, which recently merged with WarnerMedia

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u/tyleritis Aug 17 '22

I’ll never know how Made for Love ends. But I’m sure I’ll get 100 more hours of people with no insurance getting their pimples squeezed

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u/amur_buno Aug 17 '22

Lmao I'm asking my dm to let that be a homebrew weapon

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u/FlamingTrollz Aug 17 '22

Good.

Take your hundred million plus and RETIRE.

You had a good run, but you blew it at the end.

Bow out with some grace.

Some.

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u/bralma6 Aug 18 '22

Even before all of the stuff about her came out I felt like something was off about her. Ellen, Steve Harvey and Wendy Williams. They all seemed off and I was right.

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u/lordeharrietnem Aug 18 '22

What did Steve Harvey do?

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u/LoveAGoodMurder Aug 18 '22

Not sure about anything super recent, but a couple years ago he started giving full christian sermons before the tapings of episodes

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u/Moynamama Aug 17 '22

For only $5 million I will create a series and/or movie that Warner Bros can scrap. Or if it’s more advantageous from a tax perspective, I’m willing to go higher.

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u/Nony2 Aug 17 '22

The scrapping going on now is a temporary opportunity created by the merger between Discovery and WarnerMedia. It only works for things that already exist and it has a deadline.

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u/commandermillander Aug 17 '22

Can’t she just take her millions and politely fuck off??

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u/somerville99 Aug 17 '22

Didn’t know she had a new show. What was it?

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u/fanboy_killer Aug 17 '22

It's called Little Ellen. It has 1.7 on imdb.

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u/dblan9 Aug 17 '22

I thought you were joking. I didn't know the ratings went down below a Seagal 3.2.

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u/[deleted] Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 17 '22

They do, but a 1.7 is REALLY bad. The lowest rated movie is 2.1.

https://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom

E: /u/wonkey_monkey has pointed out that the list is a little out of date. Manos: The Hands Of Fate, for example, is actually a 1.6.

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u/WrenRhodes Aug 17 '22

Hey, you can't forget Not Another Teen Movie.

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u/--Mutus-Liber-- Aug 17 '22

Epic movie did that for me

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u/Jon4565 Aug 18 '22

I laughed my ass of watching that in the theaters. I was 12 though.

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u/TheAquaman Aug 17 '22

I mean… I doubt the show was good, but you can’t trust IMDB ratings. Easy to brigade or review bomb.

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u/gibbie420 Aug 17 '22

I'm sure the online ratings for animated shows for preschoolers are super accurate. If there's one thing 4 year olds love, it's posting hot takes online about their favorite nap time show.

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u/Kaek_ Aug 17 '22

The show was very decent. But with direct affiliation with her on it, people bombed it.

It may have survived without DeGeneres' involvement on it.

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u/Fern-ando Aug 17 '22

She is still a narcisistic "work in progress" at the age of 64.

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u/saefas Aug 17 '22

An animated show for preschoolers called "Little Ellen," loosely based on Ellen Degeneres' childhood. Degeneres is an executive producer, she does not voice the main character of the show.

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u/ZombieStomp Aug 17 '22

It's an animated show for pre-schoolers called Little Ellen.
What is interesting is that a third season was produced but got delayed and the show is now cancelled so I'm guessing it will be picked up by someone else.

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u/dethmstr Aug 17 '22

Wasn't it also on Cartoon Network's Cartoonito programming block?

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u/mdmd33 Aug 17 '22

Heard she’s an asshole…cool

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u/toxicatedscientist Aug 17 '22

Perfect example of to toxic positivity. "Oh you're not smiling? You're fired, only happy people work for me"

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u/DJDarkFlow Aug 17 '22

Pretty fucked up power dynamic actually. There’s no room for honest feedback or communication everyone’s just gotta exude and force happiness when really they might be real unhappy or dying inside from her bullshit.

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u/kuro_madoushi Aug 17 '22

I’ve experienced it myself. It’s a lot of victim blaming and gas lighting. You’re not really sad and things aren’t really bad. Just be happy. Look on the bright side. Things could be worse.

All it does is invalidate what the person is going through - rightly or wrongly.

But the advice giver is happy and giving it in a “positive” manner so therefore it’s not bad. Like a smiling psycho telling you a knife would isn’t really that bad and just don’t think about it.

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u/TheGhostofWoodyAllen Aug 17 '22

That is like that clichéd slogan I've seen a few times, "The beatings will continue until morale improves."

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u/Darth_drizzt_42 Aug 17 '22

It's from Mutiny on the Bounty, originally

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u/EarlGrey_Picard Aug 17 '22

Yet Ezra Miller is still out there dodging the WB axe.

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u/LarYungmann Aug 17 '22

I always suspect anyone who enjoys seeing people get a pie thrown in their face so much.

IMO it's a shitty type of comedy.

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u/TheGhostofWoodyAllen Aug 17 '22

It was really popular with prepubescent kids in the '90s.

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u/beegees9848 Aug 17 '22

Ellen fell off real quick huh?

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u/DavidinCT Aug 17 '22

Good, I know some people who were interns working for her at the station.

She treated them like pond scum. One took a video where she was screaming at her for bring her a coffee that she got across town that she had to have, and it was a little cold.... This was very common for employees and interns of her shows..

I hope all her shows get canceled for good...

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u/CupcakeValkyrie Aug 17 '22

She and her partner routinely buy and sell mansions in the $20-30 million range, and were apparently living here during the pandemic. A Tudor-inspired house that I would fucking kill to live in situated on a 1.35 acre lot surrounded by trees.

If she felt claustrophobic, she could just go outside! Isolating during a pandemic means staying out of public, not literally staying inside your home. Walking around in your own yard is fine.

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u/Curazan Aug 17 '22

When they complained about feeling claustrophobic or isolated, what they were really complaining about is not being surrounded by adoring masses and people attending to their every whim. They were complaining that they weren’t being treated like a Roman emperor for a few months.

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u/First-Fantasy Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 18 '22 Wholesome

It would be nice if anyone went on the record or posted these videos. Seems like everyone has a friend co-worker who Ellen was a over the top mean to but none have gone on the record or put stuff like that video out.

As of now no former co-workers have ever made a formal complaint or even gone on the record with the press with these stories. Everything has been unverified "friend of a friend" stories.

Edit: 36 formal workplace complaints against three producers and zero against her. 40 year career with no paper trail, video, or sourced reporting her being "mean" to staff. I call bullshit.

Edit2, my response to "just Google around" and "I swear I've seen the video".

I've googled it a lot and it simply doesn't meet standards. It almost all comes from one Twitter thread where someone offered money for Ellen stories but only if they were mean stories. None of them were first hand and no users were verified. People like to complain and all those stories can easily be flipped on their head with context.

It's not even that I don't believe you've seen a video, it's your reaction to it I can't trust. The simplest explanation is that she's a little short with customer service and employees with a little of her monotone sense of humor being misinterpreted, and also people embellish when sharing celeb stories with their friends, and its all amplified by the usual bigot crowd ever present online. Not some damning pattern of monster behavior that's worth trashing a female and homosexual icons legacy over. I'm always willing to change my opinion but I've not seen or read anything that warrants it.

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u/BeefyHemorroides Aug 17 '22

Ellen came over to my house and kicked my dog after she didn’t like the way I looked at her one day. Then she spat in my coffee and forced me to drink it while maintaining eye contact.

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u/staarfawkes Aug 17 '22

For real. Lotta hearsay, not much video evidence

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u/Ares1935 Aug 17 '22

You must be new here.

We took a vote in 2020, Ellen lost. She's now bad, we must upvote any negative claims and downvote any doubters to maintain order.

We appreciate your compliance.

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u/bionicbuttplug Aug 17 '22

Exactly. Ludicrous. She could be a total asshole but these unverified rumors are fucking dumb.

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u/CertifiedMoron Aug 17 '22

Do you have a link to the video?

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u/Free_Hat_McCullough Aug 17 '22

My mom put this on for my son to watch and he was completely uninterested. I thought it was just weird and overthought and had no flow. I’m surprised it lasted as long as it did.

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u/CHOOCHOOCHOACH Aug 17 '22

Don't give this shithead work.

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u/DirtyDeedsDunderKeep Aug 17 '22

Oh no, how are the staffers going to get their abuse now?

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u/drainabyte Aug 17 '22

HOLD ON A MINUTE-
MSN still exists?!?

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u/TheGardenBlinked Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 19 '22

So do Lycos and Napster. 90s tech doesn’t die, it just… retires?

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u/Zenguppy Aug 17 '22

winamp got an update recently

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u/JHarbinger Aug 17 '22

Does it still really whip the llama’s ass?

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u/iamsephiroth Aug 17 '22

Good she's a terrible person.

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u/AresTheGiant Aug 18 '22

Worked for Ellen. Everything you hear is true.

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u/blackmambaza Aug 17 '22

Thank god. If there’s any insufferable idiots out there deserving a good cancelling, it should be Ellen

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u/HOWWredditt Aug 17 '22

I work at Warner brother from time to time. I can tell you everybody on the lot knows she’s a complete bitch. Her entire show was a lie.

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u/dresn231 Aug 17 '22

If she wasn't raging asshole to everyone she would still have her show and her positive opinion on her would still be there even from 10 years ago. It's just when you have a toxic workplace eventually it's going to get out and your reputation as a toxic boss and person is going to turn everyone against you.

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u/cbunni666 Aug 17 '22

I think Hollywood is over her