Scoop: Steve Harvey not sorry for mean memo

Steve Harvey is standing by the totally rude memo he sent to his staff.

The message, in which he wrote, among other things, “Do not open my dressing room door. If you open my door, expect to be removed,” was published by Chicago columnist Robert Feder, who apparently received it from a soon-to-be-unemployed staff member, because his show “Steve Harvey” is moving from Chicago to Los Angeles.

After social media went wild about it, Harvey admitted to Entertainment Weekly, “In hindsight, I probably should’ve handled it a little bit differently,” but made no move to apologize.

His explanation: “Look man, I’m in my makeup chair, they walk in the room. I’m having lunch, they walk in, they don’t knock,” he said. “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.’”

It’s hard to see how this “Family Feud” host is as busy and popular as Ryan Seacrest, with this latest thing, adding to his screwup announcing the wrong Miss Universe, his belittling of Asian men on his show, and meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and his HUD nominee Ben Carson.


Rumors that Kelly Clarkson will be on the new “American Idol” simply aren’t true.

In an announcement Thursday, NBC said the Grammy winner (and first “American Idol” winner) will be a coach on season 14 of the reality singing competition series “The Voice.”

“I’m so excited to join The Voice at NBC,” Clarkson, 35, said in a statement. “We’ve gone back and forth about a role as a coach for years, but the timing hasn’t been right until now.”

Of her soon-to-be role next to veteran judges Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, she said:”I can’t wait to turn my chair and see the faces of up-and-coming artists and provide them with the help and support they’ve needed to break into the industry. Watch out Shelton, I’m comin’ to win!!”


The renovated Hard Rock Cafe on Fisherman’s Wharf is reopening with a celebration starting at 10 a.m. May 13, with performances by Marcus Cappellazzo One Man Band and Mad Mama & The Bona Fide Few as well as new San Francisco-inspired menu items created by chef Jason Yerbick. … The Oakland Zoo’s public debut of North American river otter pups is just in time for Mother’s Day. The otter clan now includes: Mom, named Rose, babies Si’ahl (“C-all”), Imnaha (“em-na-ha”) and Talulah (“ta-lou-la”), dad Wyatt, and grandma Ginger (Rose’s mother).


Actress Kim Fields is 48. … Skateboarder Tony Hawk is 49. … Actor Emilio Estevez is 55. … Actor Ving Rhames is 58. … Actor Gabriel Byrne is 67. … Composer Burt Bacharach is 89.

— Staff, wire reports

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