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Queerty: Ellen just got even more bad news, and its name is “The Drew Barrymore Show”


As if she didn’t have enough things to worry about, embattled daytime talk show host Ellen Degeneres may have yet another problem on her hands and her name is… Drew Barrymore.

The 45-year-old actress launched her new talk show on CBS this week and people are already saying she may have the potential to knock Ellen off her throne as the reigning queen of daytime talk shows.

Vanity Fair reports:

There’s now a new alternative. On Monday, Drew Barrymore premiered her new eponymous talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, with a star-studded reunion of her Charlie’s Angels costars, a heartwarming charitable act, and enough sunny warmth and perceived authenticity to rival even the most vintage DeGeneres segment.

Drew certainly seems to be positioning herself for glory, calling in her most A-list friends to help ensure her new show is a success. The first week’s line up includes Billy Porter, Jane Fonda, Christian Siriano, Billy Eichner, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Gabrielle Union, Adam Sandler, and Tyra Banks.

Here’s how people on Twitter are responding to the idea of Drew replacing Ellen…

Drew and Ellen have had a complicated relationship over the years, dating back to 2014 when Ellen called Drew “fat” when she was actually pregnant. Drew later said she didn’t take any offense to the joke, but the tabloids still had a field day with it.

In 2017, the two briefly worked together on the NBC series First Dates. Ellen served as executive producer with Drew narrating. The show lasted just eight episodes and was canceled after the two purportedly found it difficult to work with one another.

“Ellen and Drew are a case of oil and water,” a source told In Touch Weekly shortly after the show was canceled. “Ellen expected to be the one calling the shots, but Drew thinks she should have creative control because she’s the movie star people are tuning in to see.”

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Queerty