The closing episodes of The Ellen DeGeneres Show will function extra than simply A-list celebrities. There will even be a couple of empty containers of Kleenex.
PageSix has reported that Ellen DeGeneres did a whole lot of crying throughout the closing days of manufacturing on the daytime discuss present that ran for over 18 years. “The whole few weeks leading up to the finale were very emotional,” a supply mentioned.
The closing present was taped on April 28 and is about to air on May 26. Jennifer Aniston and Pink are featured on the farewell, a nod to their each being on the primary episode again in 2003. (When David Letterman retired in 2015, he pulled an identical schtick with Bill Murray, who was the first visitor on Late Night With David Letterman in 1982.)
Other large names who will seem throughout the closing batch of episodes embody Oprah Winfrey, Kate McKinnon, Justin Timberlake, Zac Efron, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Keith Urban, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Luke Bryan, Kerry Washington, Brad Paisley, Mila Kunis, and Bruno Mars. Despite the star wattage, PageSix reported that the ultimate taping was considerably subdued.
“She wanted to go out quietly,” their insider mentioned, commenting on the dearth of a pink carpet or different victory laps after such a long term. “It was friends and family of the cast and crew in the audience.”
It was additionally reported that Aniston joined DeGeneres within the leaky-eye division, “crying as soon as she walked on set.” DeGeneres’s spouse Portia de Rossi was reportedly on set for the ultimate two weeks.
DeGeneres introduced the wind-down of her present presently final yr, roughly ten months after the publication of an investigative BuzzFeed News article wherein former workers on the present referred to as it a “toxic work culture.” Ellen referred to the allegations as “devastating,” however added that she felt they have been “orchestrated” and “it did feel very misogynistic.”