Ellen DeGeneres is handing out “millions of dollars” in bonuses to her staffers.
The final episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is set to air May 26, with a source explaining that, “Ellen and [production company] Warner Bros. worked together to make sure every person was taken care of.”
The exact seven-figure sum that will be distributed to staffers was not disclosed, but the source said: “It was not even a question for Ellen to cover bonuses … That was very important to her.”
That same source tells us that the host “has been incredibly generous” to employees since the show began back in 2003.
It comes after allegations of a “toxic” culture on the set. Those claims surfaced back in 2020, prompting DeGeneres to offer an on-air apology for not being aware of the alleged problems plaguing her production.
According to Deadline, however, a “significant portion” of her staff are “old-timers.” Around 30 percent of show employees have worked there for over a decade.
Meanwhile, DeGeneres is recruiting a long list of A-list pals to appear on the program for the final time.
In the next two months, former first lady Michelle Obama will return to the show, as will Channing Tatum, Serena Williams, Zac Efron and Adam Levine.
Source: NY Post.
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