Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mo'Nique's Talk Show a Casualty of Her Diva Attitude: report

Academy Award-winning actor and comedian cum talk show host Mo'Nique may be hitting the comedy clubs full-time, because her late-night talk show on BET has been put on "indefinite hiatus" (read: canceled) after two seasons because her diva attitude reared its ugly head, again. A source tells the National Enquirer, Mo'Nique "asked for too much [money] too late and with a truckload of attitude, so the network pulled the plug....She was all set to start the third season of her talk talk in August, but she was overbearing and demanding." This should come as no surprise, because in 2010, she reportedly demanded staffers applaud every time she entered a room and threatened to fire anyone who didn't agree with her or her vision. The source adds Mo'Nique "felt she'd given up a lot of opportunities for the sake of the talk show and was worth a last-minute raise with free reign to guide the program's direction. Plus, she didn't want to promote the show without being paid fir every appearance. In the end, BET just didn't feel it was worth all the money and hassle." Which is exactly the move she pulled during the press tour for "Precious" -- the film for which she won the Oscar. All of this drama makes us wonder if her alleged poor attitude had something to do with her radio's cancellation.

Source: National Enquirer, Aug. 15, print edition
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