eTalk's Danielle McGimsie sits down for an exclusive interview with Ellen DeGeneres

Just weeks before the new season of her smash hit talk show returns to CTV and CTV Two, ETALK reporter Danielle McGimsie sits down with Ellen DeGeneres in her Toronto hotel room for a Canadian television exclusive.

During the interview, DeGeneres discusses everything from the new season of her show to how she lost everything when she came out of the closet. DeGeneres also speaks candidly about being a Cover Girl spokesperson, her music label, and reflects on how far she’s come.

Clips from ETALK’s exclusive interview will air tonight on CTV News Channel and CP24 and tomorrow Friday, August 12 on CP24 BREAKFAST.

Viewers can catch a full 30-minute ETALK Ellen DeGeneres special this September on CTV, just in time for the all-new season of the ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, premiering Monday, September 12 at 2 p.m. ET on CTV and 4 p.m. ET on CTV TWO (visit to confirm local broadcast times).


Ellen on what’s new for the 9th season of her show:

“Totally different. Everything’s going to change – it’s going to be drama, crying, no dancing, no music. Serious. Just to see what happens….No, kind of the same but [we will] just try to find new fun games and new funny things to talk about. And I think we will, because I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Oprah’s gone now.”


Ellen on being a Cover Girl spokesperson:

“I lost my career coming out. I lost my career for three years, did not have a career and every major sponsor and advertiser pulled out of my sitcom because they didn’t want to have any part of me. So to have a person, you know a company, who believes in me that much to say ….you’re 53-years-old, you’re openly gay, and we want you to represent us and what beauty is. You know, that, that’s like the most amazing comeback… I could ever imagine. To lose everything and to be the face of a company like that and say beauty comes from within.”


Ellen on her music label and dream of becoming a singer:

“Oddly enough, when I started out a long, long time ago, before I realized I was going to have a career in stand-up, I wanted to be a singer and I used to write songs all the time.  I was 13-years-old and I wrote every single day and sometimes it was poetry and sometimes it was going to be a song… then I don’t really sing that well so there was that dream. I like music so that just seemed like an obvious thing [to have a label].”

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