Perez Hilton and Ellen DeGeneres. Photo / Provided
2020 will be a year that many people are happy to forget, no more so than Ellen DeGeneres.
The comedian’s career and reputation took a devastating blow last year when Hollywood insiders accused him of being one of the “meanest people alive” and dozens of former Ellen Show staff members accused widespread sexual harassment among top executives on the show.
Oh, and he has COVID-19 too.
After firing three of her producers, Ellen returned to the talk show in September and made a heartfelt apology, saying: “I know that the things that happened here (on The Ellen Show) should never have happened. I take them very seriously. , and I want to say I’m very sorry to those who were affected. “
Twelve months of catastrophic headlines would have ended most people’s careers, but Ellen managed to survive. The question is, how?
According to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, Ellen was helped by years of chaos on international news shows.
“Living here in LA, we are all involved in the election and our COVID situation is out of control, so it dwarfs everything,” he told news.com.au.
“I think the scandal story is over and over. Here in LA, everyone has moved away from there.
“I haven’t heard any new reports about anything bad that happened at Ellen’s set, so it looks like they’ve fixed the situation and it’s like last year’s news.”
Perez argues that if Ellen’s toxic workplace scandal happens in 2018 or 2019 rather than 2020, it’s likely that her career won’t last.
“Two years ago he had not announced whether he would renew his contract,” he told news.com.au. “He probably didn’t want to update it, I would imagine, if it was going to be a bigger story that dragged on for longer.”
And the fact that Ellen’s career has survived isn’t a bad thing, Perez told news.com.au.
“Back here: I’d rather celebrities be fake and do good than real celebrities and not do good,” he said.
“Ellen has done lots of good things for lots of people. She donates millions of dollars to charity, gives money, houses and cars to people on her shows, she makes people very happy every day.
“I’m willing to ignore things,” he laughed.
Perez gave another example, saying: “Madonna is my favorite artist of all time and many people who know her say that she is … ab ** ch. And I don’t care! She is still my favorite artist of all time.”
PEREZ WANTS TO BACK TO AUSTRALIA
After appearing on I’m a Celeb in January 2020, Perez told news.com.au that he wanted to star in more Australian TV shows.
“I definitely want to appear on television more. Dancing With the Stars? Masked Singer? A date? Maybe they will bring back Celebrity Big Brother, it will be a great holiday.”
He also wants to appear on Australian Idol which will air on Channel 7 in 2022.
“I can see myself doing that because I have helped many musicians throughout their careers, not only by talking about them on my website but by mentoring them and providing lots of advice,” he told news.com.au. “I love it.
“Australia knows how to contact me, I’m very easy to reach!” she laughed.