Daytime TV will be a little different next year. This story kicks off today’s hot topics!
Ellen DeGeneres has announced that she is ending her daytime talk show, “Ellen.” The comedian told The Hollywood Reporter that the show’s upcoming 19th season will be the last. DeGeneres also told The Hollywood Reporter that “when you’re a creative person, you have to be constantly challenged.” Over the past year, DeGeneres has suffered controversy over allegations of a toxic workplace on its show, which has led to the sacking of several key executives. DeGeneres has done over three thousand episodes of his show.
Here’s a show that won’t end for a while. The sand will continue to fall through the hourglass for a bit longer. The daytime drama “Days of Our Lives” has been renewed for two more seasons. This will carry it through seasons 57 and 58. The show aired its 14 thousandth episode in December and is NBC’s longest-running series.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomes a new class. Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and the Go-Go’s were first elected to the Hall of Fame on the ballot, leading a class that also includes Tina Turner, Carole King and Todd Rundgren. Each will be honored at an induction ceremony in Cleveland in October. The venue will also host LL Cool J, Billy Preston and Randy Rhoads with Musical Excellence Awards, and honor Kraftwerk, Gil Scott Heron and Charley Patton as premier influencers.
It’s not really a look… But it’s “a” look at the upcoming “Friends” cast reunion. “Friends: The Reunion,” premieres on HBO Max on Thursday, May 27. Warner Brothers said the “unscripted” reunion of Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt Leblanc and David Schwimmer will also feature guest stars, including Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.
The 146th Preakness Stakes take place on Saturday May 15 and this year’s 10-horse field will include Kentucky Derby winner and early betting favorite Medina Spirit. There was some question as to whether he would be allowed to race after failing a drug test after his derby victory. However, officials of the Preakness race have reached an agreement with the coach and Medina Spirit will be allowed to compete. Other horses in the field that will seek to challenge Medina Spirit are Rombauer, Crowded Trade, Concert Tour, and Midnight Bourbon. Don’t miss all the action from Preakness Stakes Saturday starting at 4:00 p.m. on KNWA.