There are no mean people in showbizz! Ellen DeGeneres states

Ellen is set to make a screen comeback after her show was cancelled 2 years ago

Former talk show host Ellen DeGeneres
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Controversial American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is gearing up to make a comeback on screen after getting cancelled 2 years ago.

She notes she is an artist who is overpowered by the urge to entertain. However, she isn't planning on trying to recall her title as among the top most watched talk show hosts. 

Ellen's comeback will entail one final Netflix special and a comedy tour dubbed “Ellen’s Last Stand . . . Up.” where she'll be talking about her downfall as well as what she has been up to since being forced into retirement.

The 66-year-old entertainer last toured back in 2018, four years before her Emmy award-winning daytime series was cancelled following Ellen getting hit with a blizzard of allegations about fostering a 'toxic' work environment.

“She needed some time to recover... But she is an artist, she wants to entertain. She can’t just sit at home.” a longtime friend of Ellen DeGeneres told American media outlets.

Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres
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Preparing for the tour, Ellen has been testing waters to see if she'd have a crowd as well as how the reception would be by performing in a few low-key stand-up shows in Los Angeles.

Her recent performance which was in April was well attended by a string of star-studded audience which included controversial reality TV stars Khloe Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner, as well as pop singer Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom.

While on stage she joked about the whole ordeal stating, "There's no mean people in show business... Do you know how hard it is to dance up steps? Would a mean person dance up steps? 

For those of you keeping score, this is the second time I’ve been kicked out of show business. Eventually they’re going to kick me out for a third time because I’m mean, old and gay,"

She however did confirm that the cancellation and hate she received online did get to her. Candidly telling the audience, "it’s been such a toll on my ego and my self-esteem,"

Allegations against Ellen began surfacing back in 2020 after her staffers accused the comedian of fostering a culture of racism, fear and intimidation and of demanding that no one on set make eye contact with her.

Her show was eventually canceled 2 years later. Since then, she has been spending her time flipping luxurious houses in Santa Barbara, looking after her rescue chickens, and gardening. 

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