Former US first lady Michelle Obama, Serena Williams and Zac Efron are among the stars who will join Ellen DeGeneres in the final months of her daytime talk show.
the Ellen DeGeneres Show will air its final episode on May 26 after 19 seasons following allegations the presenter monitored a toxic work environment.
To wrap up the final season, an all-star lineup that includes 13 Going On 30 actors, Jennifer Garner, Magic star Mike Channing Tatum and TV host David Letterman will appear as guests.
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, pop singer Gwen Stefani, actress Diane Keaton, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and model Behati Prinsloo will also appear in the finale episodes.
DeGeneres’ wife Portia de Rossi is also among the guests who will share their favorite memories of the show.
Jennifer Aniston helped kick off the split season in September – a well-rounded time for the former Friends actress, the first star to appear on the show when it debuted in 2003.
After the talk show officially ends, the show will “continue to air guest hosts, syndicates, and repeats during the summer months on affiliated stations.”
The show premiered in 2003 at NBC Studios and was later moved to Warner Bros. Studios, with stage one later dedicated to DeGeneres.
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In nearly two decades of airing, the show has had more than 4,000 guests and put some of the biggest names in entertainment in the hot seat.
Prior to the workplace scandal, DeGeneres, 64, was one of the most popular figures on US television, known for his bubbly onscreen personality and mantra of “kindness” , often participate in charitable activities or give lavish gifts.
In 2020, she apologized to staff after an internal review by Warner Bros. revealed “deficiencies related to the day-to-day management of the show”.
DeGeneres has denied allegations that the toxic work environment was the reason she ended her program.
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/star-studded-line-up-announced-for-final-episodes-of-the-ellen-degeneres-show-41455528.html All-star lineup announced for final episodes of The Ellen DeGeneres Show