Ellen DeGeneres returned on Monday to kick off the Season 18 premiere of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and addressed workplace misconduct allegations against her and her team. The daytime talk show came under investigation over the summer for being a “toxic” workplace. DeGeneres has been at the center of a scandal after BuzzFeed News published a report in July 2020 which detailed staffers negative experiences on the Ellen set, including claims of being penalized for taking medical leave, and fear of retribution for raising complaints.
The 72nd Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, looked much different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show was held from the mostly vacant Staples Center in L.A., with winners accepting awards remotely, virtually, and digitally.
Giuliana Rancic and Vivica A. Fox announced Sunday they would not be hosting the E! channel’s Emmy Awards pre-show special because they tested positive for COVID-19.
Comedy Central said in a news release that “South Park” is returning on September 30 for a hour-long special, tackling Covid-19. Titled “The Pandemic Special,” the episode will see Stan’s father Randy Marsh capitalizing on a growing market for pot for his recreational pot business “Tegridy Farms” as he “comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak.” A preview clip from the episode shows the kids back at school with barriers around their desks and face shield-wearing police replacing their teachers.
Jerry Harris, the star of the Netflix docuseries Cheer, has been arrested on a federal charge for allegedly producing child pornography. Harris, 21, was formally charged in Chicago on Thursday. A statement from federal officials alleges Harris was arrested “for allegedly enticing an underage boy to produce sexually explicit videos and photos of himself.”