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A List Of All The Stars Who Are Banned From ‘The Ellen Show’

It's a no-show if she disagrees with you.

Are you surprised that these celebs are banned from The Ellen Show?

Ellen is copping it left, right and centre right now. From comparing quarantine to jail and screwing her crew over during COVID-19 quarantine, Ellen has been dominating headlines lately for all the wrong reasons. 

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NikkieTutorials is the latest star to clash with the host but she certainly isn’t the first. In fact, there’s a bloody long list of stars that have clashed with Ellen for one reason or another. So, without further ado, let’s break down all the celebrities who have bad blood with The Ellen Show.

Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin and Ellen DeGeneres have bad blood that goes way back. The feud is supposedly rooted in a monologue that Ellen once did where she called Kathy Griffin “mean.” Rumours that Kathy Griffin was banned from the Ellen’s show spurred out of this, which caused DeGeneres to make a statement on it during an interview with W Magazine. Ellen said, “I know she had a big thing about wanting to be on the show, and we didn’t book her… She did a whole thing that I banned her from the show. I didn’t ban her from the show, because first you have to be on the show to be banned.” 

Caitlyn Jenner

Ellen reportedly banned Caitlyn Jenner after some concervative comments she made on the subject of gay marriage. Although Caitlyn Jenner is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Caitlyn was against the gay marriage movement, much to the surprise of Ellen. 

In an interview on Ellen, Caitlyn Jenner said  “I have to admit that I remember 15 years ago, 20 years ago, whenever it was that the whole gay marriage issue came up, I was not for it, I am a traditionalist. I mean, I’m older than most people in the audience. I like tradition and it’s always been between a man and a woman and I’m thinking I don’t quite get it.” In Caitlyn Jenner’s memoir The Secrets of My Life, the reality star accused Ellen of subsequently barring her from the LGBTQ community as a result. 

Vince Vaughn

While Vince Vaughn’s issue with Ellen didn’t necessarily result in a “ban,” it definitely resulted in an extended break from seeing Ellen’s soundstage. Vince Vaughn was banned from The Ellen Show after some inappropriate comments made by his character in the trailer for The Dilemma. In the trailer for the 2011 film, Vaughn’s character, Ronny, says “Electric cars are gay. I mean, not homosexual, but my parents are chaperoning the dance gay.” Ellen caught wind of this and as a result, Vaughn didn’t appear on the talk show for two years.

Kim Burrell

As expected, guests are usually banned from The Ellen Show for anti-queer beliefs or sentiments, which makes this star a no-brainer.  After gospel singer Kim Burrell made homophobic comments on a Facebook Live video, she was reportedly banned from The Ellen Show. 

She was scheduled to promote the film Hidden Figures with Pharrell, but Ellen confirmed she didn’t want Burrell on the show. Ellen said, “Her name is Kim Burrell. She made a statement she was doing a Facebook Live and she said some very not nice things about homosexuals, so I didn’t feel that was good of me to have her on the show to give her a platform after she was saying things about me.”

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Turns Out Anne Hathaway’s Fall In 'The Princess Diaries’ Wasn’t Planned At All

We all fell for it.

The Princess Diaries is a cult-classic and for good reason: the chemistry between Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews is unmatched by many-a-rom-com. The two of them are so good, the demand for a 3rd The Princess Diaries film is through the roof. But, until a new film comes off the ground, we’re going to have to keep watching the first two. 

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Having said that, watching the first two The Princess Diaries films has become somewhat of a treat given new information that has just surfaced. 

Say what?

Let us cast your mind back to that iconic scene in the first film. Mia Thermopolis is hanging out on the bleachers with Lily, then out of nowhere she just slips. Pure, comedy gold. Well, it turns out Anne Hathaway wasn’t actually “acting” per se, because that slip wasn’t planned. Like, at all. 

In an interview with ABC, Anne Hathaway opened up about the incident and working with the late-Garry Marshall, saying: “One of the things that I love about Garry is that he was never afraid of the spontaneous moment… If it was good, it was in the movie. He didn’t care where it came from, he didn’t care what happened.”

Then Anne Hathaway set up what it was like on set that day, saying: “We were filming in San Francisco. Predictably, it had rained. We were outside, and we had to get the shot really fast because we were losing light. And we had to go on these bleachers and they did their best to wipe them down. And Gary had just said, ‘Okay, there’s a lot of exposition in this scene, but he would’ve said, ‘There’s a lot of pipe in this scene so we just have to say it really fast.'”

Then, Hathaway talked about that iconic moment. She said, “I guess one take, Heather had a lot of energy so she was moving faster and I mistimed it, and I realised we were going to be on the same step so I turned really fast, slipped on a puddle, and just fell. Absolutely fell and burst out laughing and kept going with the scene, never thought about it again and all of a sudden, like six months later it’s in the trailer. He kept it! He kept it because it was a charming moment.” Watch the whole interview here:

There you have it, another iconic movie moment that was completely improvised. Props to Anne Hathaway and Heather Matarazzo for not breaking character during that hilarious day on set. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before Anne Hathaway stars in a new Princess Diaries film, Lord knows we’ve been waiting.

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Now The 'Scarface' Reboot Is In Good Hands, Will It Bop Or Flop?

Say hello to yet another reboot.

It’s always daunting when the film industry decides to reboot a classic, which makes this Scarface reboot somewhat of a worry. Having said that, it has been revealed that the project is in very capable hands.

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Luca Guadagnino is the one in charge of directing this new Scarface flick. Given his filmography includes, Call Me By Your Mind, Susperia and A Bigger Splash we would argue that this reboot is in excellent hands. Specifically, Call Me By Your Mind and Susperia were both critically-acclaimed and praised for their impressive direction and thus, it feels like this Universal Pictures reboot has a shot at being a box-office smash. 

Also, while early versions of the scripts were drafted by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Jonathan Herman and Paul Attanasio, the latest version is written Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. These two have No Country for Old Men and Fargo under their belts, which of course both won Screenplay Academy Awards.

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In terms of the rest of the crew, Scarface is being produced by Dylan Clark, executive produced by Scott Stuber, Brian Williams and Marco Morabito. Also, Senior VP of production will be Jay Polidoro and the director of development is Lexi Barta.

It should also be noted that the Scarface that we all know and love is actually a remake in that of itself. Yep, the Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer cult-classic is actually a remake of a 1932 film. So, perhaps, we can’t be too quick to judge this new flick. 

The new Scarface is certainly going to be released in a new context, so it’ll be interesting to see if the director makes changes to the film to reflect a contemporary political climate.

We know that the industry and prone to remakes of classic films because it brings in a guaranteed audience, but at the end of the day, this project looks like it’s got the ultimate crew behind it. 

Are you going to see this new Scarface reboot? Or do you think it’ll flop at the box-office?

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