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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We liked the Rosie Show. The problem is we never knew when it was on, Our local paper's TV guide doesn't show the OWN network. We can check our TV's guide, but do not always think about it. The same goes for Opral's Master Classes.

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I was so surprised to hear that Oprah had signed up Rosie. Poor Rosie has NO class whatsoever and should keep away from TV altogether. I saw a few of the first episodes and got so bored with her talking about her "lovelife" I quit watching. Who cares about her private life? I sure don't. Your goose is cooked Rosie - I don't think anyone will want to sign you up any time soon.

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Mac is TOTALLY RIGHT ON...Ellen is fun to watch and A CLASS ACT!!!!! ALL THE WAY!!!!! Plus, Ellen has such an easy rapport with ALL of her guests, seems very genuinely interested in what they're saying and (most of all) asks intelligent questions without going overboard. If Rosie wasn't so bullying, controlling and pig-headed, she could learn A LOT from Ellen. Until next time...PEACE!!!!!!

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I'll gladly and happily watch easygoing and down-to-earth Ellen ANY DAY!!!!! Rosie has gotten WAY TOO repulsive, obnoxious and disgusting. TEAM ELLEN ALL THE WAY!!!!!

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Late last night, I realized and remembered something. Back in 2000 (I think), a friend of mine and her husband won 2 free tickets to go and see a taping (or whatever) of Rosie's show. My friend and her husband were so excited. Well, their excitement didn't last long. According to my friend, here's what happened:
1. Off and on, Rosie kept talking about herself for the entire episode and taping.
2. Rosie kept yelling and barking orders at her staff (especially the camera crew) during the commercial breaks.
3. BOTH before and after the show, Rosie REFUSED to sign autographs or pictures.
4. During the taping, Rosie let her kids RUN WILD.
5. After the taping was all over with, Rosie REFUSED to socialize or mingle with anyone in the audience.
To me, all of this is further proof that Rosie's new show was DOOMED TO FAIL!!! Most of all, I agree with Mark...GOOD-BYE AND GOOD RIDDANCE!!!!!

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There's a place for Rosie in daytime t.v.. Really, is there anything..on NBC or CBS in daytime worth watching??

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I have a feeling that Rosie's girlfriend/fiancee Michelle Rounds (relationship-wise) is blindly walking into an emotionally volatile BATTLEFIELD!!! Remember...Rosie LOVES being in control 24/7. After a while, Kelli Carpenter had enough of Rosie's possessiveness and left Rosie. And, Tracy Kachtick-Anders (Rosie's last girlfriend before Michelle) also had enough of Rosie's possessiveness and also left Rosie. Michelle...RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!! All in all, I give Rosie and Michelle's so-called relationship no more than 6 months...OR LESS!!!

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I am so saddened with the cancellation of your show. I have loved watching you for years and had hoped that this show would be a much deserved success. You are a beautiful woman who represents someone who loves and respects your family as we all should. It doesn't matter if your gay, straight or whatever....we all need to respect those around us and not be afraid to voice our love for others. Whatever you do next, I hope you will find contentmet and continued love.

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Ellen Degeneres is gay, out of the closet, fun to watch, and
A CLASS ACT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On the flip side:
Rosie needs to go back into the closet,
and NEVER BE SEEN or HEARD FROM AGAIN !!!!!!!!

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ROSIE GET A REAL JOB,THIS DOING WORK FOR YOU BE THE MAN WHICH IS IN YOU.AND QUICK TALKING ABOUT YOUR LOV LIFE ALL THE TIME WE GET OK..

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