Ellen Degeneres is getting trashed for crossing picket lines

Poor Ellen Degeneres....now that Iggygate has calmed down, Ellen is getting trashed for crossing the picket lines.

She says... "I want to say I love my writers. I love them. In honor of them today(The show airing today), I'm not going to do a monologue. I support them and hope that they get everything they're asking for. And I hope it works out soon. In the meantime, people have traveled across the country. They've made plans. They're here. I want to do everything I can to make your trip enjoyable and give you a show."

But now because of the decision her past writers have started to trash talk her....

On SurgicalStrikes.com, one former, unidentified, writer for her 2001-02 sitcom, "The Ellen Show," reports she treated her writers "like [bleep]."

"We'd watch her in rehearsals, smiling and winning us over with her charm and comic timing. Then the director would yell cut, her face would fall, and she'd level a glare at the writers. 'Why do you keep writing these unfunny jokes?' she'd hiss.

"Ellen frequently eviscerated the head writer and . . . boasted of the changes she'd make in season two, starting with his firing." But, the blogger continues facetiously, the axed writer "was a hack anyway - all he did after leaving was create 'Arrested Development' and win two Emmys for writing, another for Best Comedy."

The blogger also grumbles that DeGeneres "took to" a friend of his he identifies only as "J" and "put his jokes into her stand-up act, used his words to fill two full pages in her book, then promised him a job on her new show. When he met with a low-level producer, they said he didn't have the right experience, and Ellen pretended she couldn't do anything to help."

"I'm disappointed in Ellen [for crossing the picket line] but not surprised . . . given what I've seen from her with my own two eyes."

A TV insider said DeGeneres is unwilling to honor the picket line because "this is her last chance in show business. This show is the only thing keeping her from a lifetime of touring college campuses."

I hope that people don't mean what they say....Ellen has an awesome show. I'm sure that if she did go off the air for a while because of the strike we would understand.

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