Divas happen to the best of us. With my incredibly busy schedule of working from home, sitting in my boxers and typing alone at my computer I’ve instituted a strict policy where my wife isn’t allowed in my office during office hours. Even my kids have to make appointments for daddy’s presence. That’s right. I’m that special. Steve Harvey isn’t immune to wanting what he wants and when he wants it either.
Harvey is a very busy man, with the talk show, ABC’s Celebrity Family Feud, NBC’s Little Big Shots and a possible in-the-works Showtime at the Apollo revival. And now that he’s moving his talk show to California, apparently he left some Chicago crew from his talk show behind. They were none too pleased about it and decided that as a parting gift they would share this memo that Harvey put out this season:
Good morning, everyone. Welcome back. I’d like you all to review and adhere to the following notes and rules for Season 5 of my talk show. There will be no meetings in my dressing room. No stopping by or popping in. NO ONE. Do not come to my dressing room unless invited. Do not open my dressing room door. IF YOU OPEN MY DOOR, EXPECT TO BE REMOVED. My security team will stop everyone from standing at my door who have the intent to see or speak to me. I want all the ambushing to stop now. That includes TV staff. You must schedule an appointment. I have been taken advantage of by my lenient policy in the past. This ends now. NO MORE. Do not approach me while I’m in the makeup chair unless I ask to speak with you directly. Either knock or use the doorbell. I am seeking more free time for me throughout the day. Do not wait in any hallway to speak to me. I hate being ambushed. Please make an appointment. I promise you I will not entertain you in the hallway, and do not attempt to walk with me. If you’re reading this, yes, I mean you. Everyone, do not take offense to the new way of doing business. It is for the good of my personal life and enjoyment. Thank you all,
Ouch. Say it ain’t so Steve!