American TV host Ellen DeGeneres announced Thursday that she has COVID-19. She said she “feels good,” though her daytime talk show is suspended until 2021.
A new report from BuzzFeed News says that while the star is more, her show continues to go through difficulties because of a scandal about harassment and toxicity on the staff. DeGeneres apologized amid explosive allegations that led to an investigation and several producers were fired, but the program continues to lose advertisers, some celebrities refuse to participate and ratings plummet.
Representatives for the show declined to comment on the BuzzFeed News story, but a source close to the TV star says there will be no famous “12 Days of Free Gifts” promotion this year as the project struggles for sponsorship. The program is also losing money because of the impact of the pandemic.