Ellen DeGeneres Says She's Considering Leaving Talkshow

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(EDGE) Are Ellen DeGeneres's days of being the queen of daytime TV coming to an end? In a new profile for The New York Times, promoting her upcoming Netflix standup special "Relatable," Ellen discusses her frustrations with her super nice public image. She also said she's thought about leaving "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." 


Though she recently extended her contract until the summer of 2020, "she had been close to declining," the NYTimes writes. She apparently hasn't made up her mind if she is going to continue after that or not. 

Her brother Vance DeGeneres, a comedian, is urging her to say on daytime, saying that under the Trump administration the country needs her positive energy and unifying voice. Her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, however, feels differently. 

"She gets mad when my brother tells me I can't stop," DeGeneres told the NYTimes.

"I just think she's such a brilliant actress and standup that it doesn't have to be this talk show for her creativity," de Rossi said. "There are other things she could tackle."

Since debuting in 2003, "Ellen" has earned 59 Daytime Emmy Awards over its 16 seasons. 

"Relatable," DeGeneres's first standup special in 15 years, hits Netflix Dec. 18. 


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