Kevin Hart defends Ellen DeGeneres amid criticism

Kevin Hart posted an impassioned defense of Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday, blasting her critics in a strongly worded Instagram post. With the daytime talk show host under fire and accused of creating — or at least enabling — a toxic workplace environment, the actor and comedian wrote: "It’s crazy to see my friend go thru what she’s going thru publicly. I have known Ellen for years and I can honestly say that she’s one of the dopest people on the f---ing planet. She has treated my family and my team with love and respect from day 1."