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Ellen Cancels Taping

10/18/2007 5:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres has canceled the taping of her show today.

This comes days after an emotional week for Ellen, who broke down in tears on Tuesday's show, as she recalled how Iggy the dog was ripped away from her hairstylist's home by a rescue organization.

The show issued this statement: "Ellen is taking a long weekend and will be back with a new show on Tuesday."

We're told that Ellen's producers asked country crooner Keith Urban -- who was previously scheduled to appear on the show -- to perform for audience members who had already arrived for the taping, not knowing it was canceled.


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Insiders & her neighbors know that Ellen has also given away 2 cats in the past. With power comes responsibility. Ellen, savy biz woman, this is the 2nd time you take a dog to your home with cats & then dump it. You'ret told to return him if it doesn't work out. And a week later you claim to have forgotten & give this dog away?? Then you use your power negatively by bringing misery to animal lovers & divide them in this nation. BUT REALLY - YOU ARE BOOSTING YOUR BOTTOMLINE BY CREATING A BUZZ !! What a cheap publicity stunt. I used to respect & love your integrity. What a cheap sell-out...neurotic behavior for publicity.

2527 days ago


Kerry & is NOT a SHELTER. Its a private rescue group. Imagine you bail out a puppy from deathrow, bottle feed it, handraise it, interview people, chose a good family (Ellen) tell her please return him if there are problems. Then U call to check a week later if things are ok & are told...oh well, it didn't work out & I gave him away. Now you are a private party who not only cares about this dog b/c you fostered it, but also are told, to hell with your contract. You can't tell me what to do (ellen) So what I signed it. Guess what, I have a show & will smear you in the media bitch.
How would you feel then?

2527 days ago

Allred Tree    

Ellen CLEARLY CANNOT BE TRUSTED. People line up in long lines and wait for hours to see the shows at these studios and many come great distances. Maybe she will find that her audiences will permanently STAND HER UP from now on after her last MANIPULATIVE PLOY.

Ellen de Generes has no business with any more pets as long as she has these cats and she should not have anything to do with pets on her show for as long as it remains on the air, which won't be much longer.

2527 days ago


i love dogs and i thought that dog adoption agency s were to find good homes for this dogs.mutts@moms doesnt seem to care if iggy was in a good home are not the didnt try to find out.six hundred dollars is a lot of money .you can get a full blooded dog for that kind of money. if all act like mutts@moms im surprised any body buys from them.the have made a mess of the whole thing it doesnt seem to be about the welfare of the dog its about rules that is awful. if the were hurting the dog that would be something else but the werent

2527 days ago

love animals    

i thing mudds and mom is wrong the dog belong's to ellen she bought the dog once ellen left the property it is ellen dog and like i said before ellen pay for it and if ellen said she gave it to a good home then say ok and check it out then if is ok then just go on your marry way

2527 days ago


I don't understand why everyone is so mean to Ellen. She obviously feels very strong about the fact that she adopted the dog and it was her's. I believe that the adoption agency should revise there contracts. What is the big deal for them anyway. Why do the care where Iggy is? Ellen is a totally responsible person, and the agency should respect that!

2526 days ago


the dog didn't get along with her cats? hello!!!!!! What's wrong with this sentence

2526 days ago

Allred Tree    

Ellen should not be allowed to adopt any more pets, especially dogs!

She and her "girlfriend #? Portia" should be investigated to see if they are even providing the cats with a proper home. It really is too bad Mutts and Moms didn't perform a house check on these two "women" to see if their cats are being mistreated by them. They obviously know the cats don't like dogs and insist on terrorizing both.

Ellen did this cheap vicious publicity stunt to boost her ratings. We all now see how evil and selfish she is. I hope her show is CANCELLED and she is BOYCOTTED from show business!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2526 days ago

Helen Schoeppner    

I think Mutts and Moms was clear out of there jurisdiction when they went and stole the dog,
They were paid for the dog and Ellen gave it to someone who would love and care for it.
Mutts and Moms should have put Ellen as the owner on the implant ,but they probably want to resale the dog again,
so I would sue Mutts and Moms for stealing the dog. they had no right .

2526 days ago


ellen has lost it thsi year as a host she has changed her entire ways we all used to watch her as she was the only host not to get involved in tall the dramas of politics and the other crap out there this year she is getting into all of it and loosing alot of respect and viewers.

i agree she was upset but the part where she burst ou was so overdonbe and abvious that it was forced.

ellen pleae go back to your old ways we miss that you were the best host on tv with the funniest show all the new changes this year have given us a different view as a person we dotn know which is the real one anymore.

2525 days ago


Has Ellen got back to Ann Heche yet?

2525 days ago


Anyway ,

Her comeback show after the long weekend could not have been any more perfect ..

she did it the best way possible ..

and the rest of the week she has not talked about it ... but still is brining awareness ....

she turned a negative situation and turned it into a career booster and to create awareness for good causes at the same time ..

she did a great job ...

nothing else you can say . its moved on now . the bad stuff is over

2517 days ago


the had no right to take that dog from her....once the fell out the paper work they can say nothing eles about the dog.... it is hers.....she loved the dog enuff to not want to put it back in the pond.... she had enuff respect for the person she gave it o to give it to her..... i say GIVE ELLEN BACK HER DOG!!!!!!!!!
Ellen we breed maltese dogs who are rased with cats so look me up if you truly want a dog and cat.

2506 days ago


One thing I know for sure is our Majick a black lab is rescued dog, and she is a large part of our family, I consider her a human she is so smart!!! I know how Ellen feels!!! Our Majick got the neighborhood serial burgular caught!!! Thank God for her!!! We saved her lives and she helped so many!!!

God Bless people like Ellen, we need so many more to rescue these pets!!!!

1106 days ago

ian guthrie    

maybe shes looking for the next child to sing a song about sex with coke dealers all the while wearing a princess dress ,thats ,hopefully shes already been incarcerated for complicity with child abuse

1034 days ago
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