Leah Remini slapped Ellen DeGeneres throughout an look on her speak present Tuesday, simply moments after accusing the host of not all the time being “interested” in her tales — however it was all simply jesting between pals.
Remini, 51, appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to debate her plans for Halloween and shortly grew to become satisfied that the host, 63, was going to scare her dwell on the air.
DeGeneres — who is about to give up daytime TV subsequent 12 months — is thought for having her workers creep up on her unsuspecting superstar visitors and startle them.
Remini was within the midst of telling the speak present host about an “elaborate” Halloween prank that she had as soon as performed earlier than she started nervously wanting over her shoulder.
The “King of Queens” star defined why she was abruptly on excessive alert, saying to DeGeneres: “You’re acting really interested. So, like, I don’t know if you’re doing that thing where you’re, like, into my story…”
“I’m always interested!” DeGeneres shot again.
“You’re not, Ellen! Stop!” Remini replied.
The actress then leaned over and playfully slapped DeGeneres twice on the arm.
“Ow! It’s my last season!” the host responded as if imploring her visitor to go simple on her.
DeGeneres will stroll away from her hit present halfway by subsequent 12 months when its nineteenth season involves a detailed.
The speak present queen’s squeaky-clean picture was tarnished in 2020 when former staffers went public with complaints of a “toxic work environment.” A Buzzfeed report launched a short while later included additional allegations from staffers who claimed that they had raised considerations over problems with racism and sexual misconduct from producers.
DeGeneres addressed the scandal on air in September 2020, saying: “This [past] summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show and then there was an investigation. I take that very seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people that were affected … I take responsibility for what happens at my show.”
The program’s ratings suffered within the wake of the allegations, and DeGeneres introduced in May of this 12 months that Season 19 could be her final.
However, the daytime veteran — who often signed off her present by telling viewers to “Be kind to one another” — has no scarcity of A-List buddies publicly supporting her.
Jennifer Aniston and Kim Kardashian have each appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in current weeks, whereas Remini gushed over the host throughout Tuesday’s interview.
“I love you, I miss you and I’m so happy to be here on your last season… Thank you for having me,” Remini cooed.