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What will Ellen’s PR damage control look like?

Will she give a shit load of money to charities? Adopt a kid? Become a 24/7 SJW? More PR stunts like the fake house burglary?

by Anonymousreply 6108/02/2020

NO she doesn't like children I believe.

She would have had a ton by now if she had.

by Anonymousreply 108/01/2020

Portia leaves Ellen, leaving her sad, broken and alone. Everyone must then take pity on her!

by Anonymousreply 208/01/2020

THEN - the return of...Anne.

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by Anonymousreply 308/01/2020

She needs to play the race (or in her case gay) card. It will stop this shit immediately.

by Anonymousreply 408/01/2020

She just needs to go away and be quiet for awhile and then be associated with a good project... produce or something like that. In the pre publicity enough people can deliver the really mellowed message that it's all forgotten.

She hasn't killed anybody she's just been an asshole.

But for the strategy to work she's going to have to choose to stop being an asshole. I doubt t she's got enough friends to stage an effective intervention and she may just want to take her money and carry on.

by Anonymousreply 508/01/2020

R3 Are you kidding? Ellen drove Anne to madness and then men.

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by Anonymousreply 608/01/2020

R6 = Anne

by Anonymousreply 708/01/2020

When Anne went away with the aliens... stupidest episode of The Colby's ever. I was so relieved Jeff made fun of it when they went back to Dynasty.

by Anonymousreply 808/01/2020

I haven't been as exposed to Anne as many of the American gays round here - but what I have seen of her, she seems to be a good and very natural actress and also rather witty as an actress. But from a freaky family background, which she readily admits.

There must be quite a story behind her relationship with Ellen.

by Anonymousreply 908/01/2020

She already has denied she knew anything about the sexual abuse allegations by thirty-six (!!!!!!!) staffers against her producers. That makes her look completely out of touch with the production, which makes her a terrible boss. The terrible boss/terrible rumors have been simmering for years now.

She’ll have to wind down the show now. She can’t and won’t change her personality, and even if she goes on good behavior for a while, people will be paying attention because Evil Ellen is quite a salacious news story.

I’d predict she will try to wrest control and to continue her show (and may succeed for a while) but then ultimately will wind down, decide to pursue new creative opportunities producing and doing some voice roles.

Then, within 5-10 years, the typical cycle of liking (sitcom Ellen), hating (I’m Gay Ellen), loving (talk show Ellen), ‘discovering the truth about’ (current Ellen), hating into hiding (next Ellen), and then confessional Ellen (5-10 years from now) will run its course. She will go quiet and keep raking in money through producing and licensing.

After that, stories will come out about how she had been unhappy for years on the creatively limiting talk show and that manifested as rumors of being ‘mean’ and distancing herself from the production—which is how she was unaware of the abuses on set! And learning of those abuses made her realize that it couldn’t go on. She had wanted to quit the show earlier, but she felt responsible for all her employees’ incomes and she knew the show was changing lives! But finally she realized her depression wouldn’t let her be the good boss she had once been and she needed to take a break! But she is happier and back with her Big New Project!

by Anonymousreply 1008/01/2020

Online gossip sources say that Ellen's strategy is to save her show and herself by throwing her (white male) producers and team to the wolves. She can spin it all as a sexist, Me-Too kind of thing: these dudes were all creating a hostile work-environment, she only went along with it, she's sorry but it really wasn't her, etc.

I'd bet on this. Her talk show is too much of a money machine (and Ellen loves $$$ even more than she loves Portia) for her to walk away just yet. She'll revamp the show and make a big deal of cleaning house and public mea culpas while she tries to salvage her rep.

Her audience is clueless fraus, anyway. They'll fall into line.

by Anonymousreply 1108/01/2020

Anything COVID related is out of the question, she already tried donating masks at the beginning of the crisis and it earned her zero points, the stories kept coming.

by Anonymousreply 1208/01/2020

wow, R10: we were posting at the same time.

I heartily agree.

by Anonymousreply 1308/01/2020

I five years she'll be 67. In ten, 72... she's not that talented.

by Anonymousreply 1408/01/2020

Her primetime game show was a really interesting turn of events. It had strong ratings when it launched, but interestingly a lot of professional and amateur critics observed in writing that the basis of the show seems to involve Ellen taking personal joy in humiliating and scaring people.

by Anonymousreply 1508/01/2020

She's a mean bitch. A lot of successful comics are: aggression and anger are the fuel behind their comedy.

Like Rosie O'Donnell back in the 90s, Ellen was good at inhabiting the "nice" personna, until she wasn't. The mask has slipped.

(It's interesting how much those 2 have in common. They reportedly hate one another.)

by Anonymousreply 1608/01/2020

In my personal experience, adult "pranksters" have a mean and evil streak in them a mile long.

by Anonymousreply 1708/01/2020

[quote]Then, within 5-10 years, the typical cycle of liking (sitcom Ellen), hating (I’m Gay Ellen), loving (talk show Ellen), ‘discovering the truth about’ (current Ellen), hating into hiding (next Ellen), and then confessional Ellen (5-10 years from now)

R10 "The typical cycle?" Nice try attempting to normalize and trivialize years of hatefulness and abusive behavior, flack.

by Anonymousreply 1808/01/2020

On air colonoscopy.

by Anonymousreply 1908/01/2020

Ellen to weeping employees: "Oh FFS do the goddam job I'm paying you for and stop whining and making excuses for your laziness and incompetence".

"I've spent a decade soft pedaling my expectations and I've had it up here with your snivelling and buck passing".

"You're all a pain in my fat ass, now get the fuck out and do your goddam jobs"!

Taking that tangent might control the PR damage a bit.

by Anonymousreply 2008/01/2020

R18 it’s a typical popular opinion/media depiction of celebrities. From Madonna to Britney to Cher to Angelina, these cycles are pretty predictable.

1. It Girl

2. Talent is questioned.

3. Slutty/awful person rumors create popular backlash.

4. Popularly hated (creating fanatical cult following of people who stick up for them)

5. They go off the radar.

6. Now they are missed. “Whatever happened to?” This is the opportunity to re-create the persona and emerge, either as a saint (mother, adoptive mother, UN ambassador) or as someone who went into hiding because they were victimized (cruel industry, cruel man, cruel public, cruel media OR disease that had to be suffered through privately).

7. Leveraged into “comeback” project.

8. Now that they have survived the cycle, they’ve got credit as a superstar.

9. If they stick around long enough, the cycle continues.

It’s Hollywood PR 101.

by Anonymousreply 2108/01/2020

Or she could go into heavy therapy and come back to share with the world what she learned for herself and how she can now help others.

Come back with a "New Agey" or whatever it will be called then, show with all sorts of spiritual and motivational people - like Oprah did.

by Anonymousreply 2208/01/2020

She's going to have to go away for a while to survive this. Cancel the show, enjoy a few years off and then see what happens after Trump has finished fucking up the country. People might get hardened and the "cancel culture" might backfire to the point where people will welcome her back; flaws and all. It's just she's not going to be able to be in the public eye right now without permanently destroying her brand. She needs to show remorse in order for the public to forgive her, even if she doesn't really mean it. Really, though, she should reflect on her situation and cut some people off (Kevin Hart, George Bush, other A-list homophobes). Maybe she can redeem herself after this. Maybe. Doubtful, but maybe.

by Anonymousreply 2308/01/2020

I thought DWTS is where celebs go to start their journey towards image rehabilitation.

by Anonymousreply 2408/01/2020

[quote]She needs to show remorse


R23 wins the thread.

by Anonymousreply 2508/01/2020

Ellen lacks the maturity to handle this properly. She is like a child pointing fingers at everyone else. Brad Garrett made it clear that Ellen treated people horribly and Lea Thompson backed him up.

by Anonymousreply 2608/01/2020

[quote]It’s Hollywood PR 101.

R21 See, we knew you were a PR flack. Now STFU and stop trying to deflect and normalize the mountain of abuse, toxic work culture, sexual harassment and sadistic denigration happening on Ellen's watch.

by Anonymousreply 2708/01/2020

I'd forgotten about her "publically forgiving" Kevin Hart. Jesus. And the Bush debacle.

Fuck you, Ellen.

by Anonymousreply 2808/01/2020

Back then people on here used to say that it was Ellen who drove Anne batshit crazy. I now believe it.

by Anonymousreply 2908/01/2020

I don't think so. Do you know any of Anne's backstory? She was a walking timebomb. I began reading her book but gave up on it. But I also gave up on Sachi Parker's book and came back to it and realized what I had almost missed out on.

by Anonymousreply 3008/01/2020

I'm not sure she cares. At this point she could totally just retire and live off of her wealth for the rest of her years. She's gotta be a bazillionaire by now.

by Anonymousreply 3108/01/2020

R30 Good for you. Sachi's book is a must-read.

by Anonymousreply 3208/01/2020

Since I learned Portia is an Australian woman who changed her name and weirdly learned to speak in a perfect American accent as an adult not only on camera but in her everyday life, I figured she’s probably batshit crazy with some kind of traumatic background. Charlize Theron has a good excuse: she only spoke Afrikaans growing up and learned English in the US, so she doesn’t have a South African accent when she speaks English. But Portia has self-image issues and Ellen most likely exploits them to control her.

by Anonymousreply 3308/01/2020

Maybe Clooney can recommend a good Fixer?

by Anonymousreply 3408/01/2020

I think the show will continue, even if it has to limp along for a while. See Wendy Williams. Advertiser money can still be made. Ellen will probably try to soften her image and throw some of her managers under the bus (saying she should have had more control over management). If she were heterosexual and/or had kids, she would trot out her spouse and kids so that her audience could feel empathy for her. I don't think she can trot out Portia, who looks troubled all the time (like she was just crying).

by Anonymousreply 3508/01/2020

[quote] I don't think she can trot out Portia, who looks troubled all the time (like she was just crying).

R35 True but the fact is, Portia is the most likable thing about Ellen.

by Anonymousreply 3608/01/2020

I ending up watching some video of Ellen and Portia R36 and everyone was talking to Portia and she was smiling. They seemed to have just ignored Ellen.

by Anonymousreply 3708/01/2020

R37 Because everyone knows Ellen can't deal with eye contact and has all the charm of a rattlesnake IRL.

by Anonymousreply 3808/01/2020

Now with video!

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by Anonymousreply 3908/01/2020

Blind item about Ellen from 2016 solved!

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by Anonymousreply 4008/01/2020

Public trip to rehab, creation of a new public "niceness" initiative followed by marriage vow renewal after Portia renegotiates the prenup.

by Anonymousreply 4108/01/2020

Can you imagine what it is like to be living with Ellen right now.

by Anonymousreply 4208/01/2020

R42 They're the richest lesbos in the world, they never have to even see each other if they don't want to.

by Anonymousreply 4308/01/2020

[quote][R30] Good for you. Sachi's book is a must-read.

A classic in its own time

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by Anonymousreply 4408/01/2020

[quote] ... a lot of professional and amateur critics observed in writing that the basis of the show seems to involve Ellen taking personal joy in humiliating and scaring people.

r15, I think a lot of us were thinking this a long time ago. Does one have to be a mental health professional to see that deriving so much pleasure from others' discomfort (and fright) is not healthy?

Frankly, I don't have any idea of what sort of damage control she could deploy. Simply retiring for 5 years or so might be her safest bet, if she wants to continue her career.

by Anonymousreply 4508/01/2020

[quote]Public trip to rehab, creation of a new public "niceness" initiative followed by marriage vow renewal after Portia renegotiates the prenup.

PLUS revelations about childhood abuse/NYTimes bestselling autobiog.

by Anonymousreply 4608/01/2020

Why can’t she just retire? She’s in her early 60’s and has more money then she’ll ever know what to do with.

by Anonymousreply 4708/01/2020

R15 I don’t think ‘interestingly’ means what you think it means.

by Anonymousreply 4808/01/2020

R45 I’m not surprised you don’t have any idea. Your entire comment is vague statement on top of speculation on top of non sequitur (with a question mark?) on top of redundancy on top of vague statement to the point where (despite it sounding otherwise) you’ve really said absolutely nothing at all.

by Anonymousreply 4908/01/2020

I'd love to know the FULL Ellen & Anne story.

I guess some o you gurls were on DL back then. OMG. Imagine the threads! Part 1, Part 2, Part 3....Interesting that Ellen was into being more femme then.

I guess with whatshername, her new gurl, there's a different dynamic, hence the v. male appearance.

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by Anonymousreply 5008/02/2020

More femme, perhaps. but Ellen never gave very convincing "full-on femme."

I remember her on some unsuccessful sitcoms before ELLEN, playing a straight gal.

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by Anonymousreply 5208/02/2020

They are already talking about James Corden replacing Ellen.

Ellen should step away and do nothing for two years.

Portia should go on RHOBH, with occasional shots of Ellen drunk yelling at the gardeners.

by Anonymousreply 5308/02/2020

I'd actually watch a RH show if it were that one, r53.

by Anonymousreply 5408/02/2020

Who wouldn't, R54?

by Anonymousreply 5508/02/2020

James Corden is reportedly a dick, too

by Anonymousreply 5608/02/2020

I've heard that too R56.

by Anonymousreply 5708/02/2020

James taking over will be a disaster, because then HIS dirty laundry will leak and it'll make things even worse.

by Anonymousreply 5808/02/2020

I’d like to see a View-like talk show featuring an ensemble of raging lesbians. They could do a set design that resembles a backyard deck.

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by Anonymousreply 5908/02/2020

I used to watch lesbian fights on YouTube. This was YEARS ago.

by Anonymousreply 6008/02/2020

Can't find any anymore, sorry.

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