During the interview, which was conducted via Zoom link, Baldwin was interrogated by Ellen DeGeneres about just how many children he's planning on having, as the 62-year-old actor welcomed his sixth child.
'Here's what happened. Over the weekend, our dog Wally, she's a little over a year, so she's a puppy.
She explained: "Hand-clapping is a powerfully contagious ritual and Ellen appeared to use it as a technique to guide her audience's emotions and responses. The average person will listen to it and make their own choices, but what people don't always take into account is that information is power, and she's sharing it now because it's for premiere week and it's to get viewers back, and that just feels the opposite of what this message is about".
The TV host then displayed a photo of the poor pup with a large green cast on his leg while resting up.
Ellen DeGeneres opened on Monday the 18th season of her talk show that's been mired in controversy for months with a broad apology that addressed allegations of a toxic workplace culture under her watch.
'Kid was screaming in pain and we knew his leg was broken.
"I know that I'm in a position of privilege and power and I realized that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show", DeGeneres said in her opening monologue, released online ahead of its broadcast later Monday. All we did was puzzles and drunk our weight in wine'.
It was the first time the staple of daytime USA television publicly addressed the controversy surrounding her, after BuzzFeed News published a report over the summer detailing a culture of fear among her employees that included accusations of sexual misconduct, racism and intimidation from the show's management.
"I mean, you are the very best, I adore you", Haddish advised me. If you're watching because you don't love me, welcome.
DeGeneres also addressed the allegations and the investigation of the show more directly, saying, "I learned that things happened here that never should have happened".
"Although, the people who were fired and who were accused of this behaviour were people that Ellen was very close to. And I take responsibility for what happens at my show", she continued.
"Not only did Ellen turn my trauma, turn our traumas, into a joke, she somehow managed to make this about her", one former employee told Buzzfeed News.