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Rosie's show was bad, staffers say she was worse off camera


Just five months after it debuted on Oprah Winfrey's struggling cable network, Rosie O'Donnell's show "Rosie" got the axe. The ratings for the show were terrible and a report in The Daily Beast says she was a complete nut to her staff.

Several staffers were very upset when O’Donnell clashed with Winfrey’s longtime director Joe Terry (who has since been hired by Katie, the forthcoming Katie Couric talk show). People thought she humiliated him when she scolded him in front of a live audience for using the wrong camera shots, suggesting he didn’t know what he was doing. She fired Winfrey’s stage manager because she felt like he was ignoring her and not doing his job properly. But some of her biggest fights were with “the games department.” She couldn’t decide what she wanted—The Price Is Right, physical games, or trivia—and was constantly belittling the people who worked on them.


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