Ellen DeGeneres and Howard Stern have been supportive of each other, on and off. Their celebrity friendship was all good in 2019 when Ellen’s show presided over Stern and his wife renewing their vows. Stern has been full of helpful ideas (not!).
First, he said she needed to be on the air kissing him so that people would forget all about that image of her hanging out with G.W. at the football stadium. So, she did. They kissed for a couple of seconds on her show.
Samantha Ronson Gave “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” a Thumbs Up.
In a tweet on the third of August she wrote, “I’ve worked for @TheEllenShow as a dj, for her parties, for years and she has ALWAYS been respectful and kind to me.” She prefaced the tweet saying she was expressing an “unpopular opinion.”
She was not incorrect, as many tweeted in response to criticize the DJ’s statement. One person tweeted that Ellen only “shows kindness to those of a certain stature. Your name is known so of course, she was nice to you.”
Jerry O’Connell Reposted Portia’s Instagram Image The “Jerry McGuire”
The actor felt compelled to show support. He knew the post would attract a lot of negative comments, but he said, “I’m not gonna let Instagram comments and Twitter comments tell me who can and can’t be my friends.”
He said he just wanted to let Ellen and Portia know he loves them. Under the “I Stand By Ellen” image, he wrote, “Love Ellen and Portia. Always have. Always will.”
Howard Stern Offers More Advice
When kissing Howard Stern did not solve all of Ellen’s PR issues, the radio personality had a new plan. During his weekly SiriusXM radio show, Stern advised Ellen to bust out of her kind lady routine completely. He said, “You know what I’d do if I was Ellen? I would change my whole image.”
He said, she should switch things up by getting in the faces of her guests and just be a mean son of a gun. Ellen did not take his advice this time.
Neil Breen ‘The Ellen Show’ Experience as "Bizarre"
Diving down under to Australia, we find radio personality and former television producer Neil Breen sharing his encounter with Ellen’s team. The then-executive director of Australia’s “Today” show worked with DeGeneres once. Her people told his no one on his production team may speak to Ellen.
Breen summarized, “So, you don’t talk to her, you don’t approach her, you don’t look at her.” He said, being forbidden to look at her was “bizarre.” He admitted not knowing if Ellen is nice, given the demands. But he did say, “the people who worked with her walked on eggshells the whole time.”