ELLEN DEGENERES – KRIS JENNER WAR
TV talk-show veteran Ellen DeGeneres has launched a scathing war of words against new kid on the block Kris Jenner!
Kris’ self-titled FOX chat-fest debuted on July 15 to stellar ratings, beating out big-name regulars such as Steve Harvey, Katie Couric – and even Ellen – in some markets.
Now the normally good-natured Ellen is hopping mad and telling pals that reality star Kris is going to give talk shows a bad name.
“She’ll make a mockery out of talk shows because she doesn’t care about her guests,” Ellen said, according to a source. “She only cares about herself.”
Ellen blasted Kris, 57, for hinting around on Twitter that she’d have her new granddaughter, North (daughter Kim and Kanye West’s baby) on the show, then cradling a newborn on camera that turned out to be her stylist’s baby.
“There may be some jealousy involved on Ellen’s part,” conceded the source, “but when Kris popped up on the show with a baby, briefly faking the audience into thinking it was Kim’s, it seemed to prove Ellen’s point that Kris is only thinking about ratings.”
Ellen, 55, is said to also be criticizing Kris for enlisting a guest co-host on every show, with a lineup including Kathie Lee Gifford, NeNe Leakes and Ryan Seacrest.
“Ellen thinks that Kris is using a string of celebrity co-hosts because she doesn’t have the personality to carry a show by herself,” continued the source. “And she doesn’t believe Kris sets a good example for teenage girls, seeing how the Kardashian kids are spoiled rotten.”
But animal-loving Ellen’s biggest beef with Kris – and most of the Kardashian clan – is a personal one: She hates that they wear fur and buy their puppies from pet shops instead of rescuing.
“Ellen doesn’t think Kris cares about anything except making money – and keeping her family in the spotlight,” said the source.