Published: Thu, December 13, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

'THE TALK SHOW IS ME': Ellen DeGeneres has pondered ending talk show

'THE TALK SHOW IS ME': Ellen DeGeneres has pondered ending talk show

The Finding Dory funnywoman has been hosting the popular series since 2003, and she recently agreed to a contract extension, keeping The Ellen DeGeneres Show on the air until 2020.

Ellen DeGeneres has admitted she almost didn't sign the latest contract extension to host her daytime talkshow.

De Rossi is encouraging of DeGeneres moving on from her talk show.

Ellen DeGeneres is considering leaving her show, in part at the urging of wife Portia de Rossi, and because she is exhausted of playing nice and feeling pigeonholed by the part she plays on daytime TV.

Ellen DeGeneres is considering leaving her hit daytime talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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The 60-year-old has led The Ellen DeGeneres Show for 16 seasons and is the highest-paid talk show host in the world right now, raking-in about $87.5million dollars between June 2017 to June 2018, according to Forbes. She wanted to break out of, not a rut, but a mold, ' he said. "I told them where and they said, 'That's our house'". She's also one of the longest-running personalities on TV, spanning more than 20-consecutive years. 'There are other things she could tackle'. "The first day (of the show), I said: 'The one thing I want is everyone here to be happy and proud of where they work, and if not, don't work here.' No one is going to raise their voice or not be grateful".

DeGeneres, who received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama in 2016, said she is steering clear of Trump, whom she finds upsetting and unsafe.

"She's just a bit more complicated than she appears on the show", de Rossi said.

DeGeneres told the paper, "She gets mad when my brother tells me I can't stop".

Ellen also has a comedy special coming out on Netflix (December 18th) that has a sly, tongue-in-cheek title: Relatable. "I don't want to put that in me", she told The Times. "I'm walking down the street". "I don't see the end of her show as her career ending", she added.

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