Rosie O'Donnell Show Cancelled By OWN, Described as "F--king Hellhole" By Staff

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Now that it's been cancelled, staffers from Rosie O'Donnell's ill-fated OWN talk show are coming forward with some great quotes about why it was canned.

“It was such a f**king hellhole,” one former staffer told The Daily Beast.

The reason for that? O'Donnell's frequent, temperamental clashes with The Rosie Show staff. During a taping last fall, "O’Donnell uncontrollably yelled at a publicist backstage because she didn’t like the parameters agreed upon for an interview."

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Several staffers were also very upset "when O’Donnell clashed with Oprah Winfrey’s longtime director Joe Terry. People thought she humiliated him when she scolded him in front of a live audience for using the wrong camera shots."

Rosie "suggested he didn’t know what he was doing. She fired Winfrey’s stage manager because she felt he was ignoring her and not doing his job properly."

She was also unhappy with her band leader, Katreese Barnes, a two-time Emmy winner from SNL, as he couldn’t play obscure Broadway songs off the cuff.

And, in what is seen as a final insult to the staff, on Friday, when Rosie's cancellation was publicly announced with a glowing statement by Oprah Winfrey herself, Rosie was not in Chicago to personally break the news to her crew.

Instead, she was Tweeting about what a great time she was having in NYC.

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ROSIE S--KS! IF I NEVER SAW HER AGAIN ON TV,OR WHEREVER, THAT WOULD BE TOO SOON... REGARDS, -Me-

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One thing I didn't understand about the show was she didn't have her children, I think one of them, her youngest, came on the show but she said that they were away at Boarding School and one was in Military School. So I guess all that hype about how she's such a loving caring mother was a load of BS. She adopted those children to make herself look like a saint. If she adopted them she should raise them too, with all the ups and downs of parenthood. That's what makes a good parent. Not pawning them off on someone else. She spoke ill of her oldest son on that show more than once.

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About time. Rosie is a man-hater from the year One. The people she fired were all men. She swore she'd never for a MAN again after her debacle with the magazine. Her staff cheered when she left. How bad is that?
This gal needs to get out of show business, open up a chain of pizza joints, hire a manager to run them and stay the hell away from the public. Good riddance to a lousy excuse for a human. If she's the poster child for the GBLT crowd, everyone will be scared straight.

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The interviews Rosie conducted were really interesting. Her conversational style was delightful. It never seemed that she relied on notes or prepared questions, she just listened and talked. I also give her credit for being willing to be herself, even to the point of not always wearing makeup. Rosie is what she is and isn't hiding her true self ... good for her. I miss her show, and hope she does another one soon.

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THE ELLEN D SHOW IS JOY AND ALL SHE DOES IS A JOY. I FEEL THE SHOW SHE HAD YEARS AGO WAS SO FUNNY, BUT SHE TOOK IT TO FAR. PEOPLE ARE MORE ESCEPTING OF GAYS BUT DON'T WANT TO BE SO EXPOSED TO LIKE PORN WE ALL KNOW IT'S OUT THERE AND SHOULD BE VIEWED PRIVATELY

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I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT "THE ROSEY DOLL' SHE MADE SUCH A FUSS OVER. I'LL SIGN ANY ROSEY DOLL, WAS A LIE, SHE SHUT THE DOOR IN MY GRANDDAUGHTERS FACE.

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I AM NOT SURPRISED ROSEY O SHOW CANCELLED, AND HER MAGZINE FAILED. I HAVE MET HER IN PERSON AND SHE IS A POOR EXCUSE IN HER PROFESSION. IF IT WERE'T FOR FANS SHE WOULD STILL BE KNOCKING ON THE COMMACK MOTEL DOORS AND RUNNING. GIVE IT UP ROSE YOU DON'T STAND A CHANCE IN ANYWHERE

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WHEN will the powers that be get it in their heads Rosie does NOT belong on TV. She has been a complete disaster on every show she's had. I honestly believe she needs anger management and whatever other counselling is available for her many issues. She has absolutely no self control. Psycological help would not hurt either. I watched her some on her own show years ago, and watched her destroy herself, then again on "The View". She just doesn't get it, and i guess neither do the people that keep putting her out there. PLEASE NEVER EVER have her show up on TV AGAIN. If she hasen't learned in all these years, she's never going to. Rosie i'm begging you, keep destroying yourself in PRIVATE from now on.

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I watched the Rosie show when it first went on the air but was was disappointed. Hated the openingings and the "musical" numbers and the audience questions. But what sealed the deal for me was the episode where she ranted about the lousy "free" seats she got for...i can't remember, may have been super bowl or something...and she went on and on about how the limo driver couldn't get up to the door and they had to walk all the way to the entrance....just like everyone else. The jist of her rant was how important she was and how she shouldn't have been treated that way and she shouldn't have had to walk so far and the seats should have been better and together.....in other words, she was too good for what the rest of us call a normal day. I was so put off, I never watched the show again. Terrible tv. Good riddance.

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I was looking forward to the Rosie show when it was announced. It was such a disappointment. Even Oprah's old studio now looked dark and dismal. (Oprah had the most perfect lighting that made everybody look good). I didn't like the game show segment...was always "fixed". Then, the new format just was dark and depressing. I absolutley HATED the theme song "It's Rosie Baby...One on One". I'm gay too, but I don't always push it in everyone's face....my sexuality does not define me. It was time to pull the plug. Sorry Rosie, I used to really enjoy you....seems like the years have bittered you.

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