Ellen Degeneres May Have Lost Out on ‘Friends’ Reunion Special Amidst Recent Scandal

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Fallout amid The Ellen DeGeneres Show scandal continues. DeGeneres hasn’t been confirmed as host of the upcoming Friends reunion. But, it could be a moot level after Lisa Kudrow‘s latest remarks.

The ‘Friends’ reunion doesn’t have a date but

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The extremely anticipated Friends reunion is occurring and the universe managed to get the celebrities to take part. The occasion — which was presupposed to host a reside studio viewers — is about to occur on the unique soundstage. The date was initially deliberate for May, then postponed.

Thanks to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the leisure business continues to be catching up. Productions out of the blue shut down in March leaving many to carry off on premiere dates and occasions.

“Unfortunately it’s very sad that we had to move it again,” Jennifer Aniston informed Deadline final month. “It was, ‘How do we do this with live audiences?’ This is not a safe time. Period. That’s the bottom line. It’s not a safe time to do it.”

“It’s going to be super,” she added. “I select to see it because the glass is half-full that it obtained postponed. Look, we’re not going anyplace. You’re by no means going to eliminate Friends, sorry. You’re caught with us for all times guys.”

Fans have waited eons for the announcement of a reunion however HBO Max solely simply made it official in February.

“At first we thought shows will be delayed for a month or two at the most, and now it seems like it’s going to be far longer than that,” former WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer chairman Bob Greenblatt informed Variety.

“We’re holding out for being able to get this special done hopefully by the end of the summer if the stars align and hopefully we can get back into production.”

He continued: “We do think there’s a value to having a big, raucous live audience to experience these six great friends coming back together,” he stated. “And we didn’t want to just suddenly do it on a web call with, you know, six squares and people shooting from their kitchens and bedrooms.”

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The discuss present host hasn’t addressed a lot — together with rumors of her involvement within the Friends reunion. It might not matter anyway. Star Kudrow spoke with Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM present Radio Andy.

Cohen went straight in for the products.

“Is there a host for that? Is Ellen — did I hear that Ellen DeGeneres was hosting the reunion?” he requested.

“Um, you may, I don’t know,” Kudrow responded. “I don’t know that that’s been decided.”

Either Kudrow actually doesn’t know or DeGeneres’ identify has been eradicated from planning talks.

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The Friends reunion is probably going the very last thing on the comic’s thoughts. As season 18 of The Ellen Show prepares to launch, echoes of poisonous office allegations proceed to flow into.

Conversations about DeGeneres, the present, and misconduct amongst higher-ups within the firm surfaced in May by means of a viral tweet. Following that, former employees members spoke out about sexual misconduct from these three fired executives — who deny accusations — together with different office complaints.

DeGeneres apologized to her employees, fired three govt producers, and supplied new advantages for workers however some say it’s not sufficient.

In a earlier assertion, DeGeneres stated all of this will probably be addressed throughout the premiere on Sept. 21.

“I can’t wait to get back to work and back to our studio,” she stated, including, “Yes, we’re gonna talk about it.”

The concept of DeGeneres as host for the Friends reunion sounded good earlier than May, doesn’t appear as if she presently tied to the challenge.

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