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1. 'The Kelly Clarkson Show' is allegedly a toxic environment

Kelly Clarkson's talk show may be the successor to Ellen DeGeneres' for all the wrong reasons. A new Rolling Stone exposé alleges The Kelly Clarkson Show is a toxic work environment, with former employees claiming that working there was "traumatizing to their mental health." Multiple sources alleged they were bullied by producers to the point that one person said they regularly vomited, and executive producer Alex Duda was described as a "monster." A verbally abusive production manager allegedly once threw a stapler across their office during a "huge temper tantrum," and a former employee alleged they were reprimanded and retaliated against for asking what the show would do to address the spread of anti-Asian hate crimes. Employees are also overworked and underpaid, the report alleges. Still, Rolling Stone's sources suggested Clarkson isn't aware of this, describing her as "fantastic" and saying she has "no clue how unhappy her staff is." NBCUniversal, meanwhile, said it takes "workplace complaints very seriously and to insinuate otherwise is untrue."

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