Ellen DeGeneres crosses the picket line

November 9th, 2007 // 47 Comments
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One day after the writers strike began, Ellen DeGeneres crossed the picket line to tape an episode of her show on Tuesday. She skipped her usual monologue in honor of her writers who she says she loves, but she didn’t want to disappoint the audience who “traveled across the country.” However, shortly after word of her strikebreaking spread, some writers who worked on Ellen’s sitcom are saying she’s full of crap. Page Six reports:

“We’d watch her in rehearsals, smiling and winning us over with her charm and comic timing. Then the director would yell cut, her face would fall, and she’d level a glare at the writers. ‘Why do you keep writing these unfunny jokes?’ she’d hiss.
“Ellen frequently eviscerated the head writer and . . . boasted of the changes she’d make in season two, starting with his firing.”
“I’m disappointed in Ellen [for crossing the picket line] but not surprised . . . given what I’ve seen from her with my own two eyes.”

Another source for Page Six offered his insight on the situation:

A TV insider said DeGeneres is unwilling to honor the picket line because “this is her last chance in show business. This show is the only thing keeping her from a lifetime of touring college campuses.”

Are college students even into Ellen DeGeneres? Last time I checked they were into things like Dave Matthews, Ultimate Frisbee and Facebook which, now that I think about it, are all ridiculously gay. Hmm, maybe this Ellen on campus thing could work out. That’s good for her considering no one wants to write for her again. Especially not me. I thought the pilot I wrote where Ellen ran a sushi bar was not only witty but informative. Ellen thought it was worth a taser to the nads followed by a restraining order. Creative differences, I suppose.

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  1. sdfkjhkf

    first. whew

  2. FHD

    First ??

  3. face

    second?!?!

  4. Kessie

    Why wasn’t Ellen in Fred Claus?

  5. bigSTEAMYone

    SCAB SCAB SCAB SCAB SCAB SCAB SCAB SCAB SCAB SCAB SCAB !!!

  6. Dawn

    I cant even believe that Porscha De Rossi eats her stinky cunt.

  7. The audience traveling across the country already should have known what to expect. She would not be disappointing them – unless they live in a vacuum.

    She could have just appeared in the audience to say ‘HELLO – Thank you for understanding’

  8. Garth

    Meh. She did standup, she does lots of her own writing, she’s won Emmy awards for writing. If she wants to criticize writers, she’s more than qualified.

  9. What’s this? Ellen is crossdressing at the picketline?

    That’s not even news, she always dresses like a dude..

  10. Dawn

    Nice one Frist, your comments are always gold!

  11. kelly

    no, they were never into Dave Matthew, lmao.
    Only a few select geeks about 10 years ago.
    Just sayin….they weren’t cool in their day, and they are certainly not cool now.
    (actually, neither is Facebook)

  12. Ript1&0

    My college is gayer than your college.

  13. doye

    “this is her last chance in show business”

    yeah right. Successful standup, successful sitcom, successful talk show, successful host of both Emmys and Oscars. Worth millions. Yeah, she’s hanging by a thread.

  14. Joy

    #11 you should read her erotica!

  15. #15 that is not my erotica. That is some jerk who likes to sign in as me and say ridiculously disgusting things just to piss me off..

  16. Besides, that troll asshole doesn’t even realize that I write *lesbian* erotica! Here’s a sample from my MySpace page:

    I reached out and slowly pulled Dawn’s panties down. Her
    skin was so soft and I could feel heat radiating from
    between her legs. First, I saw her golden fur
    glistening with little drops of moisture. Then her
    beautiful pussy was revealed. I couldn’t take my eyes off
    it. Knowing I was going to touch her and let her touch
    me made my heart race. The idea was so hot, so naughty.
    Her pussy, already flared open from fingering herself
    during the movie looked like a beautiful flower-
    delicate, soft and moist. There was no doubt how wet
    she was, the crotch of her panties was soaked as she
    leaned back and let me slip them over her feet. In the
    most erotic thing I had ever done, I brought the damp
    material to my nose and breathed in. My whole body
    trembled as I smelled her scent. It was so primitive,
    almost like an animal smelling another. But at the same
    time, it made me feel sexy and very aroused.

  17. jt

    hollywood celebrity acting selfish!?!!! say it aint so.

  18. Unions suck

    So she’s not letting union thugs push her around? Good for her! Unions are for pussies that can’t keep a job on their own. Why should everyone else suffer for the greed of one group?

  19. Matt

    GOOD! Stupid unions. Being lazy and demanding more money. I have no problem if they want to strike- but they should be able to be fired because of that. And the companies should be able to hire who ever they want.

  20. endoftheshityear

    actually, according to the story’s cover-image,
    Ellen has just recently crossed the gender line

  21. me

    Employers will treat their employees like slaves if they think they can get away with it. UNION: Together we stand; divided we fall.

  22. Dawn

    NICE!!!

  23. Hecubus

    Everyone hates this bitch anyway. Owen Wilson only tried to kill himself because he looked in the mirror and thought he was her.

  24. jacknasty

    LOL rediculously made up story.

    The show is in its 4th season, and Ellen is in very good standing in Hollywood, she is rakin in cash

  25. Chamichungas

    Ellen is a self-made, one word, one woman brand, she’s a fantastic writer herself and doesn’t need to cross picket lines for anything. Whatever she’s doing, she’s doing for some other reason

  26. Rossafur

    “Last time I checked they were into things like Dave Matthews, Ultimate Frisbee and Facebook which, now that I think about it, are all ridiculously gay.”

    Thank God you said it! Bless you! ;-)

  27. sillypanda!

    this doesnt even sound like ellen! i totally agree with #23 & #26. Ellen strikes me as a genuinely nice and funny person.

  28. Superficial cunt

    Being gay is not ridiculous

  29. Dog the Bounty Hunter

    #12 Kelly sounds like a fucking nagger who listens to nagger music. Better stay away from my son you fucking nagger!

    #27 Rossafur fucks the Baby Jesus up its asshole. God is dead you retard. Read your Nietzsche.

    Furthermore, fuck these pussy Hollywood writers. They make 200k a year on average. Their picket lines go right over a herd of homeless people.

  30. Petite

    I like the Erotica by Frist!!!

  31. rubyfruit

    Ellen’s set for life with her real estate investments alone. Plus, when she and Mandy, oops “Portia” break up, Ellen won’t have to pay her a dime since there ain’t no gay palimony. Mandy ditched her career for dressage, which she will live to regret.

  32. Morans here who hat unions

    Ellen is a SCAB.I like all this idiots who hate unions.They talk like babies with poop in their diapers.Grow up.Less unions means more jobs to Chine,India,Mexico. To Unions Suck,Matt and Dog The Bounty Hunter.You guys Bite and suck at the same time.Bet you love your Wal Mart jobs making $7.50 an hour.Guess you are in the same boat as Ellen,Scabs!!!!

  33. CJ

    A whole lot of wishful thinking and sour grapes in this article…really shouldn’t wear your entire heart on your sleeve…especially if it looks more like a cyst that needs to be lanced.

  34. Roflcer of the Lawl

    She would be a Grandma right now if her face wasn’t in the pussy all the time.

  35. Ambermay

    I love Ellen and I don’t blame her for trying to get Iggy back with the orig. family. The dog had a good home. My kids are 8, 9, and 11 and we have 4 small dogs. They are nothing but wonderful to them.

    Ellen found the dog a good home and they come and take it away because of a technicality. Give me a break. They should have made some exceptions and made it work. There are millions of dogs killed every year who have not homes. They are just to picky. It had a kind and loving home. What more can a dog want? No wonder they are getting threats. Go figure.

  36. Ambermay

    Ellen is one of the most sucessful woman in Hollywood. I’ve seen her show and she is kind and warm to everyone. She has written the funniest skits and if she had more time, she would probably do it all herself. She makes things that are not funny, funny.

    Everything Ellen touches turns to gold. If she wants to cross the annoying line of people who do little wanting lots, let her. She works for a living, and she doesn’t even have to.

  37. Superficial cunt

    Ellen isn’t even controversial – I can’t believe she went to the extent of doing this! Does this mean they won’t be able to write cue cards for that N-Sync guy of that song-memory show. We have it in Australia but I don’t know how long ago it was made.

  38. rem

    first she made the wole area full with flashes so the other cars stood without moving and than she passed carfuly

  39. bobby

    She is a good writer. It’s said she recently joined a celebrity and millionaire dating site named SearchingMillionaire.com. Many men winked at her there.

  40. RaraAvis

    Ellen is a scab. She showed no respect for those who are striking to retain their rights. All she wants is to further her own career, with no regard to those who try to protect their own living. Rot, bitch.

  41. Lara

    Retard, excuse me, I mean RaraAvis…
    The writers are the only selfish ones, showing absolutely no concern for anyone other than themselves. They are already rich enough.
    They have no “rights” to worry about besides the fact that they want to make more money.
    Their behaviour is putting countless others jobs at risk. People who make a LOT less than them.
    They are the ones with no respect and with no concern for other people.
    The shows were planned far in advance and it doesn’t only effect the many many people working on Ellen’s show (and all the others) but it also severly disrupts. also the people who spent hundreds of pounds on airfares etc travelling to see a show.
    Think before you speak, okay?

  42. Yeah ! She is one of my favorite writers. She supports the freedom. She also enjoys the nature. Some of my best friends told me she has left some of her nude photos on a nudist date site named Nudistonly.com.

  43. ***GASP*** You mean… ELLEN doesn’t write her own JOKES? This is why she’s a loser and TV is bull. “Last comic standing”, for instance? None of them are amateurs. THey’ve all been on the circuit, some for decades, but they aren’t good enough to be famous on their own, which is why people see them on the TV show and go “oh wow what a talented amateur!” where if they saw them in a comedy club they’d go “This guys been doing this HOW long? And is still only moderately funny?”
    TV is crap. and i feel bad for the writers, but if it all came to a screeching halt, i’ll be able to continue my life.

  44. Wow, all 5 of Ellen’s supporters have been hammering this thread with their lame show of support.

    None of us are buying it, girls. Go support her somewhere else.

  45. I just stumbled across an amazing website that is really a blast to use.

    If you want to know what the sunglasses are that Ellen is wearing in this picture I think they show this exact brand and model on their site from the show she did with Victoria Beckham.

    It’s called the Celebrity-Sunglasses-Finder.com. You can go there and use their search engine to find out what sunglasses all the celebs are wearing. Tons of celebs and lots of detail. Good site.

  46. Matthew

    she did the right thing and that is cross the picket line of this stupid strike….writers should be negotating now instade om next monday they are lazy I hope jay,conan and other talk show host follow suit

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