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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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31.

bethany    

Ellen has DUMPED multiple dogs!

She has a history of getting dogs and then dumping them like trash!

Shame on her!!!!

And using her show to smear this rescue group was repulsive. This rescue group saves dogs from high-kill shelters!!!

Now they are getting death threats and can't save dogs!!

Ellen doesn't really love animals. She loves HERSELF!!

2531 days ago
32.

yuelulu    

I don't have a problem with Ellen's meltdown. She loves animals and got attached to this one. It happens. If her house is such a bad environment for animals the adoption ageny would have seen it. OH WAIT, they didn't follow their own rules. They didn't require an application like they normally do and they didn't require a site visit, like they normally do. Plus a month after the adoption and they still never changed the microchip info? They harmed the pet adoption market more than they know.

2531 days ago
33.

Ricardo    

Like other commenters, I think there are more issues below the surface. You don't just take a "long weekend" on a prime daytime show for an issue best handled by her legal people.

2531 days ago
34.

Mark    

Ellen, I know how you feel.
Also pay no attention to some of these idiots rude remarks posted here. They are
the ones who need to get over it.

2531 days ago
35.

Felattio    

Women need to stop considering pets as children...... you are not their mommy.

2531 days ago
36.

Ro    

Jesus christ, I can't believe this woman. I work for a rescue organization, and I have dealt with many, many people like Ellen. If she did not want to follow the rules of the organization, she shouldn't have adopted from them. There are rules for a reason. It WAS handled badly for all involved, but thanks to Ellen a life is ruined and a rescue organization is shut down because of the petty squabble. If she had cooperated and taken time to actually work with the organization, there wouldn't be an issue at all.

2531 days ago
37.

Heart    

Some of you have do not have a heart,this was like family to her and how do we know that the adoption agency did not give iggy to one of there friends since they gave it away like a day after they took the dog. There are other dogs at the agencythat they could have given away until this matter is resolved.

2531 days ago
38.

TOM    

LEAVE IGGY ALONE! WAH SNIFF WHINE

2531 days ago
39.

Mr. Reality    

Granted, she made a mistake. She does, however, have a point with regard to a RESCUED dog going to a good home. It appears that all the bashing is from people associated with dog rescue orginizations. Ok, she signed the paper...she gave the dog to another family, so what. It didn't go to a puppy mill. She also paid to have the dog fixed and trained, is she entitled to reimbursement. What positive result can come from removing the dog from the family that it is with? Was there a breach of contract when her name wasn't applied to the implanted chip? I'm not even a fan of Ellen's, just amazed at how irrational some people can be.

2531 days ago
40.

Daneen    

OK, Ellen's menopause must be kickin' in.

2531 days ago
41.

Ms Kris    

The world says THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2531 days ago
42.

Flamin    

Where is Iggy anyway? Did Marnia Baktis put Iggy down? Why hasn't the new family contacted the media anonymously to let ppl know Iggy is alive, but that they don't want people to bother them or Iggy? Or at the very least, why hasn't the ASPCA, or humane society, or some ABC agency investigated this matter yet? How do we know Baktis didn't off Iggy, the woman seems mental, and unstable!

2531 days ago
43.

sandman    

What an absolute ball sack this pathetic Degenerit is! And you people are actually hooked on her show or anything it has to say? Whew! Better you than me:)...Thank you...

2531 days ago
44.

WS    

It sucks and it's sad, but move on. There are a lot of really cute dogs out there.

2531 days ago
45.

Ro    

And to #33, that's because we know about all the things that can go wrong in a situation like this, and because, gee, WE CARE FOR THE WELL BEING OF ANIMALS. If you can't understand our dedication to our responsibility, maybe you should take a week and volunteer at a rescue, see what it's like. See all the horrors and a**holes that come through the door.

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