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Ellen DeGeneres’ contract with Warner Bros. means no easy exit for either party

Emily Smith: It is “common knowledge” in Hollywood that Ellen DeGeneres treats people “horribly” — and her bosses at Warner Bros. now face a tough decision over how to handle the comic and her lucrative TV deal, insiders tell Page Six.

One Hollywood insider said Ellen DeGeneres was known to unleash attorney Marty Singer on people she felt had crossed her. Another Hollywood insider told Page Six: “Everybody knows Ellen is mean and incredibly difficult. Now that Warners has launched an investigation, there are a lot of employees coming forward with accounts they can’t ignore.

“This puts Warners in a difficult position contractually with Ellen — they put hundreds of millions of dollars into their deal with her. If they decide they want her out — which looks increasingly likely — this will be a big legal problem. Plus, she’d never leave without her reputation intact.”

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