They've beaten her down. Ellen DeGeneres has canceled her plans to tape shows in New York City. Ellen is taping her TBS special tomorrow night in Las Vegas and was supposed to catch a flight afterwards to The Big Apple. Now sources say the trip is not happening. There had been talk that if Ellen did go through with her NYC trip, writers were planning on giving her a hard time. The Writers Guild Of America East issued a statement last week headlined "Ellen Is Not Welcome In NY." The guild promised to "certainly let Ellen know our dissatisfaction in person if she decides to proceed with the shows she has scheduled [and] make our voices heard the preceding week if she tries to pre-tape comedy segments on location." I guess Ellen just decided it wasn't worth the hassle. She'll, no doubt, get flak for that too.