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Michael Moore To Be A Contributor On Olbermann's New Countdown TV Show

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Oooh! Controversial!

Keith Olbermann has asked Michael Moore to act as a contributor on his upcoming new show for Current TV. It isn't such a big surprise since Michael was a frequent guest on Olbermann’s MSNBC show, but considering Michael's recent criticism of the Obama administration's decision to kill Osama bin Laden, his appearance might generate a more negative reaction than Keith would've liked for the show just starting out.

But Michael isn't the only contributor to the show. Additionally, Keith has asked comedian Richard Lewis documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas and Nicole D. Lamoureux, executive director of the National Association Of Free Clinics, to be regular contributors to the new Countdown.

Don't think they'll stir the pot as much as Michael, but we shall see!

Thoughts on Keith's decision to include Michael on his panel???

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The Name Of Keith Olbermann's New Show On Current TV Is…

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Countdown With Keith Olbermann.

That sounds…familiar.

Oh yeah, that was the exact same name of his old MSNBC show, the network he quit (fired?) because they were getting on his case more than he would've like.

Hope you trademarked that title, Universal/NBC. Otherwise…YA BURNT! HA!

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Alec Baldwin To Replace Keith Olberman???

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Wow. We certainly didn't see this one coming!

Sources at MSNBC are revealing that now that Keith Olbermann has been dropped from Countdown, the network is looking to find a suitable replacement - and are attempting to secure actor Alec Baldwin for the spot!

WTF?!

The insider explains:

"He's already part of the NBC family, has a huge fan base and is very respected for his long term passions for politics."

Another source continues:

"He's brilliant on camera and honestly cares about news and fighting for the rights of everyday people. Don't count him out. There was a time when everyone said Alec would never do a sitcom, only movies. Those same people are saying he would never run for office or host a political show."

Well, he's never kept his interest in politics a secret, and has even publicly discussed his potential interest in running for office, so we think that this might actually be a good fit for him.

But if it means leaving 30 Rock behind any time soon, then we'd be devastated!

Don't do it, bb! At least finish out the series before such a huge career shift!

We don't know what we'd do with Jack Donaghy!

What do U think?? Would U watch Countdown With Alec Baldwin??

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Keith Olbermann Made Secret Deal Just Before Last Show

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Even though Keith Olbermann's abrupt exit from MSNBC was a surprise to most, it seems that Keith knew that the ship was about to go down.

Sources say that just before he went on air Friday night to host his final show, his agent made a secret deal with NBC.

When Keith's agent complained that he was underpaid $7 million per year, NBC execs refused to give in, knowing that an exit was near.

The execs reportedly began making exit negotiations when they realized that Comcast wanted Keith gone because he was "a loose cannon that could not be controlled."

The bottom line is that Keith did receive an undisclosed amount in the negotiations, but cannot appear on television for an unknown period of time.

Sources do say, however, that he does plan on doing an Internet project.

It still seems that MSNBC made a huge mistake with letting their #1 host go, but at least Keith got something out of the deal.

Let's hope it's not too long before we see him on TV again.

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Keith Olbermann's No Longer On MSNBC: Was He Fired Or What?

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There are some conflicting reports, but here is what we know. Last night, an abrupt end came to Keith Olberman's MSNBC show as the network decided to end their contract with him and count last night's broadcast as his final show.

The surprise announcement was a shock for everyone who enjoys watching the station's most-watched evening anchor, especially since we were all certain they got past whatever their disagreements were three months ago, after they suspended him and rehired him and all.

Neither side has offered an explanation for their split. On the air, Keith said his goodbyes and thanked viewers. MSNBC sent out this email just before Keith signed off, saying:

"MSNB thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC's success and we wish him well in his future endeavors."

And that was it. The network has already found a replacement for his time slot, meaning they were ready to pull this punch before Friday night and Keith is a free agent.

Or is he? One source is reporting that Keith didn't so much part ways with the network as he got fired from it! Insiders say Comcast exces, who bought out NBC, weren't pleased with Keith's "defiance" so they kicked him out. However, if this is the case, his contract is still in effect and he'll get the rest of his salary for the next two years - around $7 million a year.

Not only that, but being still under contract, he maybe forced to go into radio silence for at least 6 months.

So, this is like a really awesome paid vacation. No offense, MSNBC, but we think you made a HUGE boo-boo with this one. Keith now has his millions and time to play with them. What do you guys have?

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Keith Olbermann Vs. Fox News ONCE AGAIN

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Ha! People should know by now not to mess with him!

Keith Olbermann has once again taken on Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly, after Twitter users lashed out at him for supporting a liberal-slanted website!

He responded by writing:

FYI: in reply to "highly ironic that you support Daily Kos yet think Fox News is slanted" I said: Fox News is 100% bullshit. And it is.

@mtovet you're right: I don't have as much hate or as many lies in me as O'Reilly

@tonyperry1 I did it because his network is full of bullshit & O'Reilly is full of bullshit. & if you believe them you're full of bullshit.

@DailyRushbo let's clarify this. Fox News is 100% Bullshit. Rush Limbaugh is 100% Pigeonshit.

Wow! He is certainly not holding back, is he?!

We hope that you continue into 2011 with your claws out like this, bb! Not that that's ever been a problem for you!

What do U think?? Team Keith or Team Fox News??

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Keith Olbermann Has A Message For Ted Koppel!

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Wow. This is brutal.

Check out MSNBC host Keith Olbermann's closing comments directed at former Nightline host Ted Koppel and the mainstream media during Monday night's Countdown.

Well said, sir. Well said.

Thoughts??

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