“Madonna Week” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show was a hit, but a source close to production tells RadarOnline.com exclusively that the“Material Girl” wasn’t so popular backstage. Click through RadarOnline.com’s gallery to see 13 reasons the insider says, “Everyone that works there is really glad that it’s finally over!”
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“It was incredibly hard to deal with one full week of Madonna,” the production insider tells RadarOnline.com.
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“Not only did she bring her own entourage of people with her, but they were so obnoxious that it just made for a really awkward time on set,” dishes the source.
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Snipes the source: “Madonna’s posse that she brought along with her for ‘Madonna Week’ was larger than any entourage that has ever come on the show before.”
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“Because she was there for an entire week, she needed her own set of trailers, which had to be equipped with certain types of health foods that were rather expensive,” the insider claims.
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“She also demanded that the studio pay for her personal makeup and hair people because she would not use the ones that are provided by the show,” reveals the insider.
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According to the source, “Madonna also required that she approve all of the footage that was shot.”
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“She also had to change the script to her liking and this is something that was never allowed for anyone that comes on The Ellen Show,” says source.
“As much as the ratings soared for the show, even Ellen was quite over it by the end.”
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“Ellen is such a control freak,” the source tells Radar.
“To have to surrender control to someone who wants to call the shots in every situation was incredibly hard for her.”
The production insider adds, “Ellen and everyone on staff had to, literally, bite their tongues on numerous occasions throughout the week.”
“Madonna felt like everyone should bow down to her because she is Madonna, and the staff was told to just suck it up for the time being because it will pass,” the source says.
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“Ellen is just really glad that it all went over without any major drama and has thanked her staff for being so cooperative.”