The Emmy winner returned to TV with a public apology, saying she hoped her show would once again be viewed as "a place of happiness and joy."
The daytime talk show host says she'll get candid regarding current and former staff allegations when "Ellen" kicks off its new season Sept. 21.
Andy Lassner admitted he'd been "dealing with some stuff" over a few "rough months," but appeared eager to get back on the air.
The singer reflected on a 2008 appearance on the comedian's talk show, during which DeGeneres pressured her into revealing a rumored pregnancy.
The comedian-turned-talk show host said she has "compassion" for DeGeneres, who spent the summer in a fog of accusations of workplace toxicity.
"I was never a victim guys, I was always in on the joke," the "Modern Family" actor said.
Describing their past relationship as a “beautiful part of my life,” the actor said her ex was "standing where she walks" with regard to the talk show allegations.
Two of the world's most beloved celebrities are facing reckonings that call into question the validity of their public personas.
The comedian’s daytime show is currently under investigation over allegations by former employees about its “toxic work environment."
The shock jock thinks the daytime talk show host would be best served by casting her "Queen of Nice" image aside for good.