Steve Harvey is one of the great day time game show hosts. He’s exactly what you want to watch on a sick day or right after retiring. He recently announced that he is moving from Chicago to Los Angeles to start a “new adventure” as a the host of “Steve,” a show that is expected to be the same kind of different as “The Steve Harvey Show.”
His move has garnered the ire of his former staff, leading one to anonymously share Harvey’s staff rules with media reporter Robert Feder.
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,
That, my friends, is what we in the business call a “doozy.” There is no way to check the veracity of a anonymous email posted to a media blog, but it’s got the internet’s wheels a-turning. Spurious truth never stopped the internet.
If true, it is the best “stay out of my room, MOM” note of all time. Steve Harvey will FIRE YOU if you open his door without permission.
Do not expect him to entertain you. He will not.
He has been lenient with you; slow to anger, kind, gentle. No more. You have unleashed the beast.
You have ambushed him in the hallway, in his dressing room, during his private moments. He is tired of it. Have some respect.
This isn’t for someone else. If you are reading this, the message is for you. Steve Harvey means it.
People are going kinda nuts over the email, but Steve Harvey, he’s fine. Let him have his rules, OK?
The man has to put up with all kinds of crazy on the air. Just look at the nonsense he has to deal with day in and day out.
Just give him some room. Please.