Although both Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi have denied rumors of marriage trouble, the tabloids refuse to give up writing about them. This time, a new report from the National Enquirer claims that Ellen Degeneres is ‘secretly mean‘, even though she projects a very different image on camera.
A ‘source’ tells the Enquirer, “While she acts like she’s the sweetest woman in Hollywood, Ellen is actually cruel and cranky to nearly everyone around her. Instead of hosting the Academy Awards, Ellen should win one. She fakes it for the camera and has managed to convince America that she’s the nicest woman in showbiz.”
Wow, someone at the Enquirer really has it in for Ellen, don’t they? The amount of vitriol spewed in this article is pretty nasty, with allegations including, “She’s a monster. She routinely rages at underlings and takes her frustrations out on the staff.” The report claims that her staff constantly lives in fear of her, that Ellen is always making fun of her celebrity guests, and that she berates her staff whenever their jokes don’t work out.
The report also claims that Ellen is friends with many A-list celebrities, but it’s all pretend – she only acts like she cares because she gets something in return. Plus, the source claims that this is one of the reasons that Ellen and Portia have been having so much trouble recently – allegedly, Portia is sick and tired of pretending that Ellen is the most wonderful being on the planet when the truth couldn’t be further from that.
Honestly, this story just shows how out-of-touch the Enquirer has become. Ellen Degeneres employs hundreds of staffers on her show, and if they were being mistreated, stories from more reputable sources would have been released by now. Plus, there are annual secret surveys held in Hollywood over the worst employers in the town, and Ellen is routinely ranked as one of the best – both to her staff and in general. I don’t think that many people would make that up out of ‘fear’, so I’m calling bull on the Enquirer’s story. Plus, whatever’s happening between her and Portia, I don’t think it has anything to do with how ‘mean’ Ellen is.
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