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 is a nasty person, that is becoming more and more apparent. She doesn't deserve her own TV show. She needs to find something else to do. People are SICK of her!!!!!

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She needs to learn that her antics are very embarrasing to her fellow workers and guests. I do not think she will ever have a show that lasts more than 1 full year. She sabotages her self all the time. Ellen is gay and she never rubs it into our faces. Rossie take a lesson.

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ROSIE IM SO SAD TO SEE YOU GO IVE BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME FOR YOU TO SEE YOU BACK ON TV PLEASE I HOPE TO SEE YOU BOUNCE BACK BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER HOPE TO SEE YOU BACK ON TV SOON

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Thank God!! i refused to watch OWN because she had a show. she's nothing but a loud mouthed, uninformed, "B", that spreads nonfactual statements. remember "fire doesn't melt steal!" and, "Dick Cheney flew the planes by remote control into the towers". she is a public figure and shouldn't spread rumors. GOOD BYE, GOOD RIDDANCE!

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Sorry, Ro, hate to see you go. I cringed, too, everytime (everytime!)you mention AGAIN you were gay. Yeah, we know, we got it - The FIRST time. We also saw how awful you could be to the camera crew. example "Get up here, now, hurry up, I still have to talk about myself". "Okay." "Now, leave, you have work to do." You thought that was funny? Nope...And really?? Star Jones??? Really??? Why? Raise your kids, be with your girlfriend. Be happy. Be healthy. Go read a book. Sit still and be. Just be.

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LONG OVERDUE !!!!!!!!!!!!
WASTING AIR TIME !!!!!!!!
FINALLY GONE & HOPEFULLY FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!

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I hate to see the Rosie show go. LOVED watching it. Made my day. As much as I like Oprah I think she bit off more then she can chew by starting up her own Network. I don't think any of her show are doing that good. BUT I Loved ROSIE. Don Knaub

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When will she learn to be humble.
Pay it forward ! Pay it forward !

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When will she learn to be humble.
Pay it forward Rosie ! Pay it forward

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Rosie, I loved you on SiriusXM. It seemed to be the perfect format for you. Please come back to Sirius XM!

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