BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Steve Harvey says he learned two things after catching heat for a leaked memo.
In an email to his staff for The Steve Harvey Show, the comedian cautioned people not to approach him in the makeup chair or "ambush" him in a hallway.
Harvey told a TV critics' meeting Thursday that he realized, in his words, he can't write and he should never write.
Harvey, who was promoting his new, Los Angeles-based syndicated show titled Steve, called himself a congenial guy.
The email, which Harvey said was a year old, was obtained and posted in May by Chicago media blogger Robert Feder.
Harvey compared his request to a parent asking his kids for a few moments alone at the end of the workday.
His daytime talk show debuts Sept. 5.
The Associated Press