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Are Ellen’s Days on Her Show Numbered? Could James Corden Take Her Place?

It turns out that the only celebrity willing to speak out on behalf of a Ellen DeGeneres is Scooter Braun, that dude Taylor Swift hates. We heard last week that she was seen as too toxic for celebs to take her side, and since then, Scooter Braun aside, we’ve had a few celebrities speak out and say “Yeah, she sucks.”

Brad Garret, who played Robert in Everybody Loves Raymond, tweeted that Ellen’s behavior was “common knowledge” in Hollywood circles, and Back to the Future’s Lea Thompson seconded it.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan, who worked with Ellen on the criminally short-lived sitcom The Ellen Show, said on his web series Dinner With the Gaffigans that DeGeneres was “not perfect“ on Sunday, and I don’t want to put words into Jim’s mouth but that sounds an awful lot like the way someone from Indiana calls you a bitch.

Now, the remaining EPS on Ellen’s show said today she’s not quitting, but there were also reports her successor has already been chosen.

James Corden, the late-night talkshow host and the Gavin & Stacey creator who didn’t get an MBE, is said to be on deck for Ellen’s show by The Sun, with an insider telling the tabloid:

“James Corden was being eyed for Ellen’s job in the long term before any of this came to light. Now this shocking new development places a spotlight on the next step.”

NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy sounds very high on Corden, but nothing has been finalized yet.

I think it’s unlikely Ellen continues doing her show much longer; the celebrities currently not coming to her defense are unlikely to show up on her show and ignore the reality that everyone hates her. And is that how Ellen wants to end her career? She doesn’t need the money, why subject yourself to further indignities? How many more celebrities have to tell everyone you suck?

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