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Steve Harvey to staff: Don't speak to me

As fun-loving and easy going as he is on camera, Steve Harvey seems to run a tight ship off-stage.

"Do not open my dressing room door. IF YOU OPEN MY DOOR, EXPECT TO BE REMOVED," he wrote in a letter to the staff of his Chicago-filmed talk show. " My security team will stop everyone from standing at my door who have the intent to see or speak to me."

Apparently Steve's been pretty lenient about casual meets and greets in the past, and it's made it hard to stay focused.

"I want all the ambushing to stop now," he wrote.

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Chicago columnist Robert Feder posted the entire letter and strongly suggested a soon-to-be-unemployed staff member leaked it. The show is moving to Los Angeles and lots of people are going to be looking for work.

A part-time Atlanta resident, Harvey hasn't addressed the leaked letter. He did post a recent tweet thanking staff members after a daytime Emmy win.

On the other hand he did toss a little sliver of shade in his official farewell statement, saying "The new location will allow me to welcome more celebrity guests and more importantly let me do what I enjoy doing best, being funny.”

Memo to whoever lands a job on the L.A. show: Don't try taking selfies with the new boss.

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