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Entertainment Ellen DeGeneres 'quietly selling' $10million of art

21:17  24 september  2020
21:17  24 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Ellen DeGeneres standing in front of a sheep: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

Ellen DeGeneres is selling $10million of art from her extensive collection.

The 62-year-old TV host is 'quietly' selling off a flock of sheep sculptures by French designer Francois-Xavier Lalanne, 'priced at $500,000 to $1million' each according to Bloomberg.

Some of the sheep have already been purchased, according to the publication.

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Ellen DeGeneres holding a dog in front of a window: Everything must go: Ellen DeGeneres, 62, is 'quietly' selling off a flock of sheep sculptures [pictured] by French designer Francois-Xavier Lalanne, 'priced at $500,000 to $1million' each according to Bloomberg © Provided by Daily Mail Everything must go: Ellen DeGeneres, 62, is 'quietly' selling off a flock of sheep sculptures [pictured] by French designer Francois-Xavier Lalanne, 'priced at $500,000 to $1million' each according to Bloomberg

DeGeneres is also selling a mobile sculpture by Alexander Calder and a work on paper by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

The works are being sold through Sotheby’s private sales gallery in East Hampton.

The embattled celebrity is also reportedly selling a Basquiat painting through Van de Weghe Fine Art in New York.

Sotheby's had no comment when contacted by DailyMail.com.

a group of sheep standing on top of a bench: Baa-gains: Some of the sheep have already been purchased, according to the publication. Seen here on display in 2019 © Provided by Daily Mail Baa-gains: Some of the sheep have already been purchased, according to the publication. Seen here on display in 2019

Meanwhile, DeGeneres received some criticism after her lengthy opening monologue during the season 18 premiere on Monday, which addressed the allegations of mistreatment and misconduct behind the scenes at The Ellen Show.

And while it was expected the first show of the series would garner more viewers than usual due to the highly publicized scandal, it seems that the ratings were actually on a par with last year.

The season premiere scored a 1.9 Nielsen household rating, the same number as last year, according to Variety.

a person standing posing for the camera: No change: The Ellen DeGeneres Show season 18 premiere on Monday got the same rating it did last year despite the talk show host addressing the controversy that has plagued production this year © Provided by Daily Mail No change: The Ellen DeGeneres Show season 18 premiere on Monday got the same rating it did last year despite the talk show host addressing the controversy that has plagued production this year

The View was comfortably the winner on Monday night with a 2.7 rating.

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In the key demographic of those aged 25-54 however, The Ellen DeGeneres Show gained from a 0.9 from a 0.8 in 2019.

That makes it the show's strongest premiere in the 25-54 demographic since the 2016-17 season.

Ellen did lead in one major category however, topping all talk shows in the female 18 to 34 category, earning a 0.6, and also garnered an impressive 0.8 for ages 18 to 49.

The talk show tied with The View, with both shows scoring 1.1 among women 25-54.

Ellen DeGeneres 'didn't hold back' when she addressed the 'toxic' work environment allegations surrounding her talk show during the season 18 premiere on Monday.

a person standing posing for the camera: Gain: In the key demographic of those aged 25-54 however, The Ellen DeGeneres Show gained from a 0.9 from a 0.8 in 2019 - making it the show's strongest premiere in that demographic since the 2016-17 season © Provided by Daily Mail Gain: In the key demographic of those aged 25-54 however, The Ellen DeGeneres Show gained from a 0.9 from a 0.8 in 2019 - making it the show's strongest premiere in that demographic since the 2016-17 season a woman standing in front of a bus: The 62-year-old talk host told viewers on Monday morning she will 'take responsibility' for the allegations that have circled her chat show, after several executives - who have since been let go from the show - were accused of toxic behavior © Provided by Daily Mail The 62-year-old talk host told viewers on Monday morning she will 'take responsibility' for the allegations that have circled her chat show, after several executives - who have since been let go from the show - were accused of toxic behavior

The 62-year-old talk host told viewers on Monday morning she will 'take responsibility' for the allegations that have circled her chat show, after several executives - who have since been let go from the show - were accused of toxic behavior.

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During her opening monologue, the TV star said she is 'starting a new chapter' with her talk show following the controversy.

She said: 'All right, let's get to it. As you may have heard, this summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show.

'And then there was an investigation. I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously, and I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected.

Ellen DeGeneres standing posing for the camera: During her opening monologue, the TV star said she is 'starting a new chapter' with her talk show following the controversy © Provided by Daily Mail During her opening monologue, the TV star said she is 'starting a new chapter' with her talk show following the controversy

'I know that I am in a position of privilege and power and I realize that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility at what happens at my show.'

Ellen also added that she is a 'work in progress and I am especially working on that impatience thing…'

'This is The Ellen DeGeneres Show. I am Ellen DeGeneres. We have had a lot of conversations over the last few weeks about the show, our workplace and what we want for the future. We have made the necessary changes and today, we are starting a new chapter.'

And following her speech, a source has said she poured her heart into her message. The insider told People magazine: 'She didn't hold anything back. It was poignant and funny and very much a candid take on what happened over the summer.

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The source also said Ellen was 'connecting with the staff over Zoom' ahead of the episode, and 'knows that it's on her to make sure everyone feels like they're being heard and valued'.

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