Ellen DeGeneres is getting tired of the talking business and wants out!
Anonymous insiders at Telepictures said the longtime host of her eponymous talk show is ready to hang up her microphone in the wake of recent allegations about “toxic” workplace conditions.
A source at Telepictures told DailyMail.com that the host is telling executives at Telepictures and Warner Bros that she has had enough and wants to walk away from the show.
“She feels she can’t go on and the only way to recover her personal brand from this is to shut down the show,” an insider told the outlet on Friday. “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.”
Reps for DeGeneres and the show have not yet officially responded to The Post’s request for comment about the latest in a long string of claims.
On Thursday, DeGeneres, 62, addressed allegations of behind-the-scenes racism and more in a memo to staff, saying she was “sorry” and suggesting unspecified changes would be made. The show’s executive producer, Ed Glavin, was reportedly let go.
“As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t,” she said. “That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”
It also was revealed Thursday that dozens of former staff members had come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment and assault.
However, anonymous show sources say that DeGeneres’ regrets ring hollow.