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Inside Ellen DeGeneres’ last show: ‘The entire place was crying’

shed more than a few tears leading up to the final episode of her eponymous talk show.But her last dance on Thursday, May 26, will be an especially “emotional” one, an insider who was at the taping has told The Post.In her remaining weeks after nearly two decades on air, she’s welcomed some final face time with a procession of A-list guests including Oprah Winfrey, Justin Timberlake, just-anointed “Saturday Night Live” alum Kate McKinnon, Michelle Obama, Sean “Diddy” Combs, potty-mouthed Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kevin Hart, Chelsea Handler and Michael B. Jordan, among others.But the show source said her tears have been “happy” ones untinged by bitterness or regret, despite the heavy cloud hanging over her since allegations of a “toxic” work environment first cast a pall over her “be kind” brand.
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5 Things You May Have Missed in the 2022 Tony Nominations
the 2022 Tony Awards were announced, and as always, the roundup includes many predicted possible winners, a few snubs, and some surprises.Most people only look at a simple roster of the shows and actors and move on, but for those who want to dig in and do the research, there are some interesting tidbits to be uncovered, hidden within the nominations.Here are five tidbits and facts you may have missed in the roundup of nominees for the 2022 Tony Awards.Already one of the most successful people in the television industry, RuPaul Charles has now started what could be his takeover of the theater world as well.The Drag Race host earned his first Tony nomination as a credited producer on the musical A Strange Loop, which ended up as the most-nominated show of the season.RuPaul is already the winningest Black talent in Emmy history, with 11 trophies (out of 16 nods), and he surely has more coming his way.L Morgan Lee made history when her name was called out as one of the six potential winners in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical field, as she’s up for her work in A Strange Loop.Lee became the first openly trans performer to be nominated in an acting category, and it appears she is just the second trans or non-binary talent to be up for any Tony. In 2019, Taylor Mac earned a chance to win for writing the play Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus.After the nominations were unveiled, Lee took to Twitter to share a very short and powerful message: “I can’t stop crying.”Alongside RuPaul, singer and actor Jennifer Hudson is also nominated for Best Musical for her part in producing A Strange Loop.
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