Thursday, September 19, 2019

OLBERMANN SUES CURRENT, CITING NUMEROUS “DISASTERS”

April 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It didn’t take Keith Olbermann long to file his threatened lawsuit again Current TV and its owners who fired him. Exactly one week after the channel severed its ties to Olbermann, with whom it had a 5-year, $50-million deal, Olbermann filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court charging that he had been forced to […]

GEORGE LOPEZ LOPPED OFF TBS

August 11, 2011 by · 16 Comments 

TBS’s hope of creating a solid two-hour late-night block of Conan O’Brien followed by George Lopez has gone the way of the primetime Jay Leno/O’Brien-Tonight-show fiasco, with Lopez axed after less than a year in his midnight timeslot (and O’Brien struggling in the ratings). TBS, however, is not allowing Lopez the long goodbye that NBC […]

REPORT: FOX REALITY CHIEF THE X FACTOR IN COLE’S FIRING

May 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Days after reports circulated on the Internet that Fox TV had forced Cheryl Cole off Simon Cowell’s upcoming U.S. version of The X Factor, the television network has yet to release a statement on the matter. Her dismissal, originally leaked to the gossip website TMZ, is being regarded as a fait accompli by most of […]

RICK SANCHEZ OUT AT CNN AFTER CALLING JON STEWART A “BIGOT”

October 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Rick Sanchez, host of CNN’s Rick’s List, was booted by the cable news channel after calling Jon Stewart a “bigot” during a radio interview and complaining that “everybody who runs CNN” is, like Stewart, Jewish. Appearing on Pete Dominick’s Sirius radio show to promote his new book, Conventional Idiocy, the Cuban-American Sanchez went on to […]

JEFF ZUCKER RECEIVES WALKING ORDERS

September 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Jeff Zucker, the controversial NBC Universal CEO, has sent an email message to company employees announcing that he will be leaving the company after the completion of the Comcast takeover, expected by the end of the year. As reported by the New York Times, Zucker indicated that the decision was not his own and came […]