Published on: March 19, 2012
Photography by: INF DAILY

Now that ROSIE O’DONNELL’s OWN show has been axed, staffers reveal the truth about the grim experience.

 “It was such a f**king hellhole,” one former staffer told The Daily Beast 

Not only were there were O'Donnell's frequent clashes with The Rosie Show staff but the host often lost her temper.

 During one taping last fall, "O’Donnell uncontrollably yelled at a publicist backstage because she didn’t like the parameters agreed upon for an interview."

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, suggesting he didn’t know what he was doing.

She also fired Winfrey’s stage manager because she felt like he was ignoring her and not doing his job properly."

And in a final insult to the staff, on Friday, when the 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.

 She was in New York tweeting about what a great time she was having on Broadway, reported.