OMG. I taped Oprah Behind the Scenes and watched one the latest episodes last night. I could not believe it! Did you guys catch it? IT was the one where Jennifer Hudson appeared on Oprah. I'll explain for those who didn't catch it.
They were predicting the worst snow storm ever in Chicago. Oprah's staff was terrified that their guest for the show would not be able to get into town with airports closing, so they brought everyone for that episode in early. Jennifer H. arrives for her rehearsal the day before and leaves saying she would see them the next morning. (They were to start taping at 9:00 a.m. the next day.) Without telling Oprah's staff, Jennifer H. flies to Texas for an engagement that night, with plans to fly back to Chicago the same night, however, due to the weather problems, she can't get a flight back in time and ends up flying back on the next morning. She arrived at HARPO over two hours late, which put them all behind because they had scheduled TWO other tapings that day too and her being late had put everyone late.
Oprah nearly had a cow and went in to talk to Jennifer H. without cameras. Jennifer said she was sorry, it was a mistake and it wouldn't happen again, but it really shocked me that she would do that on the final Oprah show she would be on. Also, her staff kept giving Oprah's staff false information when they called to check on the status. IT was very unprofessional.
This caused me to think of another situation that I saw Jennifer H. that made me wonder about her professionalism. She was on The View a few months ago and brought her toddler on the show for the interview. He kept so much noise that there was no way they could interview her and she never tried to quiet him. I thought it was very rude. She could have showed him off and then handed him to the daddy or nanny. Why doesn't she think about things like this?
I know she's been through a lot, but still, I bet she was quite embarrassed of how she came across on the Oprah Behind the Scenes. What a turn off and such a shocker.