Ellen Degeneres crossed the picket line of the writer’s strike to do her show the other day, claiming that she didn’t want to let down audience members who had traveled to come and see her. In “honor” of the writers, Degeneres forewent her usual monologue. Writers from Degeneres’s former sitcom, however, have told sources that she never exhibited this respect for writers when they were working for her. According to Page Six:
It’s pretty hard to imagine Ellen hissing at anyone, but I guess even the most genuine seeming people can be totally two-faced. Remember when people used to call Rosie O’Donnell “The Queen of Nice”? Next thing we know, Ellen will be on The View, flinging poo at Barbara Walters. Who’d be hissing then?