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Steve Harvey bailed on his own staff party after memo leak, plus more news

Wonderwall Logo By Wonderwall.com Editors of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 10: <p>As the entertainment industry buzzed about a leaked memo in which Steve Harvey detailed the many ways in which his staff is not allowed to interact with him, plans were underway on Thursday, May 11, for a wrap party in honor of the final day of production for "The Steve Harvey Show" in Chicago. Steve, it seems, skipped the closing bash for his own show. "Steve is not going to his own wrap party Thursday night," a source told the <a href="http://pagesix.com/2017/05/11/steve-harvey-stays-away-from-wrap-party-after-shocking-memo/">New York Post</a> that day. "After that memo, he'd be stood on his own in the corner. He used to be such a nice guy." The memo in question advised staff, basically, not to approach Steve at work unless he had already requested their presence. "There will be no meetings in my dressing room," it warned. "No stopping by or popping in ... Do not open my dressing room door. If you open my door, expect to be removed ... Do not approach me while I'm in the makeup chair unless I ask to speak with you directly ... I want all the ambushing to stop now. ... I promise you I will not entertain you in the hallway, and do not attempt to walk with me." After Steve confirmed he'd sent the memo at the beginning of Season 5 last year, he <a href="http://www.wonderwall.com/celebrity/ryan-seacrest-already-creating-problems-kelly-ripa-live-plus-more-news-3006633.gallery?photoId=173917">defended his reasoning</a> in an interview with ET. "I've always had a policy where, you know, you can come and talk to me — so many people are great around here, but some of them just started taking advantage of it," he said. "... I'm in my makeup chair, they walk in the room. I'm having lunch, they walk in, they don't knock. I'm in the hallway, I'm getting ambushed by people with friends that come to the show and having me sign this and do this. I just said, 'Wait a minute.' And in hindsight, I probably should've handled it a little bit differently." After five years of filming in Chicago, "The Steve Harvey Show" is slated to move to Los Angeles, where the Post reports will resume for the next season with a new production team. Hey, at least they'll come to work knowing the rules.</p>

Steve Harvey skips his own wrap party after memo leak

As the entertainment industry buzzed about a leaked memo in which Steve Harvey detailed the many ways in which his staff is not allowed to interact with him, plans were underway on Thursday, May 11, for a wrap party in honor of the final day of production for "The Steve Harvey Show" in Chicago. Steve, it seems, skipped the closing bash for his own show. "Steve is not going to his own wrap party Thursday night," a source told the New York Post that day. "After that memo, he'd be stood on his own in the corner. He used to be such a nice guy." The memo in question advised staff, basically, not to approach Steve at work unless he had already requested their presence. "There will be no meetings in my dressing room," it warned. "No stopping by or popping in ... Do not open my dressing room door. If you open my door, expect to be removed ... Do not approach me while I'm in the makeup chair unless I ask to speak with you directly ... I want all the ambushing to stop now. ... I promise you I will not entertain you in the hallway, and do not attempt to walk with me." After Steve confirmed he'd sent the memo at the beginning of Season 5 last year, he defended his reasoning in an interview with ET. "I've always had a policy where, you know, you can come and talk to me — so many people are great around here, but some of them just started taking advantage of it," he said. "... I'm in my makeup chair, they walk in the room. I'm having lunch, they walk in, they don't knock. I'm in the hallway, I'm getting ambushed by people with friends that come to the show and having me sign this and do this. I just said, 'Wait a minute.' And in hindsight, I probably should've handled it a little bit differently." After five years of filming in Chicago, "The Steve Harvey Show" is slated to move to Los Angeles, where the Post reports will resume for the next season with a new production team. Hey, at least they'll come to work knowing the rules.

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