Why would anyone buy a $10 million chandelier? Because it can talk, host a television show, then sue you after it's fired!
Keith "The $10 Million Lighting Fixture" Olbermann wasn't kidding about taking action against Al Gore's Current TV for his early dismissal. His attorney, Patricia Glaser, has revealed that the anchor is filing a lawsuit against his former employer…TODAY!
We're not sure about the inside details that will make or break this case for the disgruntled newsman, but he's got good representation. Glaser helped Conan O'Brien take home a $45 million settlement from NBC during his Tonight Show debacle.
When are both parties going to wake up and realize they are just being Punk'd by
Ashton Kutcher Justin Bieber?
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Well, well, well Mr. Olbermann!! Taking responsibility for your actions???
Last night, the ex-Current TV anchor appeared on Letterman and addressed the whole Current TV firing/legal debacle, doing something that hardly anyone in the limelight does these days…he admitted fault!
In the most vague, circumventing way ever…but still! It's something.
He did create a metaphor in which he is a $10 million dollar chandelier and Current TV is a dilapidated housing unit, so um, he is still deceptively making a jab at the network.
We've been avidly following this back and forth between Al Gore's network and this bigger than life newsie personality, and everything indicated that Olbermann was an ego-maniac who would never admit defeat.
Ch-ch-check out the interview AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Wow, nobody really likes each other over there! It's no wonder Olbermann got fired — both sides are being nasty, and Al Gore was in the position to fire!
We first brought you the news of the firing, along with Current's reason of a lack of "values of respect, openness, collegiality and loyalty" as the reasons.
And then Olberman fired back with a long-winded rant, which you can read here, which ended up saying he was going to sue them all.
Now we're hearing more as to why he was let go:
'Management claimed that the former MSNBC host did not fulfill his duties with press and marketing events and missed 19 days of work in January and February.'
We'd say missing obligations and 19 days of work is absolutely grounds to fire you!
Wonder how that'll go down in court!
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Uh-oh! He is NOT taking this news well!
Keith Olbermann was fired yesterday from his show Countdown on Current TV, after the network's Al Gore called him disrespectful and disloyal to viewers, and now, the commentator is firing back, claiming those statements to be so untrue that he's going to press charges against them!
He says in a statement:
Warner Bros is currently having discussions about casting Tom Cruise in the film, A Star Is Born, directed by Clint Eastwood.
It’s reported that he might be be starring alongside
Al Gore and Dennis Mathisen were both honored at the Robert F. Kenned Center For Justice and Human Rights 2011 Ripple of Hope Awards!
The night was filled with celebs (Martin Sheen, Cheryl Hines, Richard Klein…) and wonderful people. Fred Armisen from SNL and actor Charles Grodin hosted the evening.
Sounds like everyone had a good night, and we think they were right in honoring Al and Dennis!
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This is disturbing news.
The man behind SNL's best Bill Clinton and Al Gore impressions, Darrell Hammond, is admitting to a lot of his past problems in his new book - God, If You're Not Up There, I'm F*cked!
In his memoir, Darrell admits to drinking, using crack, and cutting himself to mask the pain of a damaged childhood. The revered comic writes: