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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I have always been a Rosie fan, but gave up on the show. I felt it was too much about Rosie's desires rather than what her audience was looking for in the show.

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I CAN'T BELIEVE OPRAH LET HER ON TO BEGIN WITH SHE IS SUCH A LOUD MOUTH NO IT ALL. GOOD RIDANCE

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I honestly believe Rosie is mentally unbalanced, possibly mentally I'll. Her megalomania and insensitivity hint at a personality disorder, as well. She is a wretched and pathetic human being, and it's a shame the GLBT Community have to compensate for such a rotten person, who is cringe worthy every time she opens her mouth. Even her smile is mean. She is truly despicable, in every way possible. I was disappointed in Oprah giving this unworthy and unbearable pig a forum, and it turned me off of OWN. What is wrong with this industry that they keep welcoming back this monsterous hideous horrible has been?

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best thing that could have happened . dont see how she got back on tv. always hated her and always will. bah bye rosie.

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No skin off my back, I hated her anyway! Good Riddance!!

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