OWN, Oprah Winfreys new network which she of course named after herself, has been a much deserved failure, highlighted by the fantastically awful talk show hosted by Rosie O’Donnell. That was finally cancelled on Friday, thus giving staff members the freedom to tell The Daily Beast what a miserable cunt she is.
…staffers were very upset when O’Donnell clashed with 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, 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.
She also wasn’t connecting with her bandleader, Katreese Barnes, a two-time Emmy winner from SNL. O’Donnell was frustrated because Barnes couldn’t play obscure Broadway songs off the cuff right when she named them on live TV.
In her defense, other staff members said she was the first to arrive and the last to leave every single day, seven days a week. Granted those staff member worked at a Honeybaked Ham store, but still.