Keith Olbermann

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Olbermann: I'm Moving Out of Trump Building

'I can't hear, or see, or say that name any longer without spitting'

(Newser) - Some people are threatening to leave the country if Donald Trump is elected president, but Keith Olbermann isn't waiting to make a move of a lesser sort. In a Washington Post op-ed, he writes that he's moving out of his Trump-owned building in New York City because he'... More »

Keith Olbermann Leaving ESPN

Will he return to news for Election 2016?

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann is a man without a network again. ESPN will not renew his contract at the end of this month, news that seems to have been broken by author James Miller in a tweet . The network calls Olbermann a "tremendous talent" but says it "ultimately made a... More »

ESPN Suspends Olbermann Over Penn State Tweets

He slams students, school in series of exchanges

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann is in hot water with the boss again , this time the boss being ESPN. The network suspended him for a week after a series of tweets in which he slammed both Penn State and the students who go there. "It was weird and unnecessary," writes Barry... More »

Stats Whiz Nate Silver Moving to ESPN

He'll likely be an Olbermann contributor

(Newser) - Nate Silver, celebrity political statistician and former baseball analyst, has just thrown the New York Times a curveball: He's departing his longtime home at the paper for a gig at ESPN. Nate Silver's contract at the Times, where he soared to fame for his election predictions, is due... More »

Olbermann Back at ESPN, Can't Talk Politics

Deal expected to be announced today

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann has landed back at ESPN, as expected . The sports network is expected to announce today that the former SportsCenter host will return as host of a nightly one-hour program on ESPN2 later in the year, three execs tell the New York Times . Olbermann's return, 16 years after... More »

Olbermann Looking for New Job— at ESPN

President doesn't see a current opening for ex-host

(Newser) - Could Keith Olbermann be returning to his sports-anchor roots? In the midst of a $70 million lawsuit against former employer Current TV, the pundit has been seeking new work at ESPN, the network that kick-started his career, the New York Times reports. Olbermann recently had dinner with network president John... More »

Did '47%' Video Cost Mitt the Election?

Pundits analyze Romney's income tax assertion

(Newser) - Leaked video of a May Mitt Romney fundraiser—in which the candidate calls half the country self-proclaimed 'victims' —has the pundits swarming, with some saying it just might cost him the election. Here's what they're saying:
  • The video "has killed Mitt Romney's campaign for
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Olbermann's $70M Lawsuit Accuses Current TV of 'Blackmail'

Current calls suit 'false, malicious'

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann has filed a $70 million lawsuit against Current TV accusing his former employer of "blackmail," and blasting co-founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt as "dilettantes." The angry 43-page complaint claims that Gore and Hyatt wooed him with promises that he would be his own... More »

Current TV Leaks Unflattering Email on Olbermann

It recounts on-set temper tantrum; former host files suit

(Newser) - The Keith Olbermann chronicles continue: The Daily Beast got hold of an internal email from a Current TV staffer relaying a little temper tantrum Olbermann reportedly had on set. It's not all that dramatic—he got angry over tech problems and threw a mug that shattered against a wall,... More »

Limbaugh: Olbermann a $10M Chandelier? More Like a...

...$50 lampshade

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann explained what went wrong at Current TV by telling David Letterman he was a "$10 million chandelier" without a home to hang in. Rush Limbaugh agrees that the fired host should describe himself in terms of a household lighting fixture ... just not one quite so precious. "... More »

Olbermann: I Was $10M Chandelier Without a Home

'Bright light' thought of bailing months ago, he says

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann compared his ill-fated run at Current TV to being a "$10 million chandelier" without a house, on the Late Show last night. Olbermann declined a chance to bash Al Gore, saying instead: "I screwed up really big on this." But he clearly dissed Current TV... More »

Olbermann Going on Letterman Next Week

Newly fired Current TV host scheduled for Tuesday

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann will appear on David Letterman's show next week, giving him a chance to explain his side of the story and/or take some more public jabs at his former bosses at Current TV. Olbermann, who got fired yesterday amid a feud with network founders Al Gore and Joel... More »

Current TV Fires Keith Olbermann; He's Suing

Eliot Spitzer takes over; Olbermann promises 'legal actions'

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann is out at Current TV, and it doesn't sound like a happy parting of ways. In a letter to viewers , network founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt wrote that Current was "founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these... More »

16 Stars Who Stink in the Sack


(Newser) - Crystal Harris may have apologized for panning Hugh Hefner's bedroom skills , but comments like these just can't be erased. The Frisky lists 15 more celebs who've found themselves dealing with the same public complaint:
  • Jesse James: As one of his non-Sandra, non-Kat lady friends put it, he
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Olbermann Debut Loses to MSNBC, Beats CNN

Lawrence O'Donnell gets more viewers in key demographic

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann's new Countdown debut didn’t exactly come with a ratings blastoff. Current TV hasn’t announced the complete numbers for Monday's show, but it said the program managed 179,000 viewers in the all-important 25-to-54 demographic advertisers crave. Current is happy with the rating, but Mediaite... More »

Olbermann Debuts in Familiar New Countdown

New show looks a lot like the old show

(Newser) - It has the same music, the same title, the same Limbaugh-bashing, the same liberal anger: In fact, the only thing the new Countdown With Keith Olbermann is missing, oddly enough, is its traditional reverse-ranked topics (hence, "Countdown"). The familiar show debuted last night on Current TV , five months... More »

Keith Olbermann Dishes About MSNBC Feud

And reveals who he's hired away from his former network

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann isn’t talking to Rachel Maddow, he’s pulling down a fortune at Current TV, and he’s plucked suspended MSNBC anchor David Shuster to be his fill-in host there. Those are just some of the revelations in a characteristically candid interview Olbermann gave the Hollywood Reporter . Some... More »

Fox, MSNBC Full of Obama/Osama Slip-Ups

Fox begins using 'Usama' spelling; celebs tweet reactions to news

(Newser) - A single-letter screw-up at Fox has Twitter abuzz. An affiliate station in Sacramento announced to viewers: “Obama Bin Laden Dead,” Metro reports. The station shrugged off the gaffe as an easy slip-up, pointing to other stations that have made similar errors—including another of its affiliates, whose anchor... More »

Keith Olbermann’s New Countdown Launches in June

He keeps the same name, will start at 8pm EST June 20

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann fans finally have their date: June 20. That's when the former MSNBC anchor will return to the air, this time on Current TV , with a nightly show at 8pm EST. The name is easy to remember: Countdown With Keith Olbermann. "If it ain't broke, don'... More »

Keith Olbermann Moving to Current TV

Former Countdown host announces his next move

(Newser) - It's official: Keith Olbermann is headed to Current TV. The announcement on the Current TV website calls the former MSNBC host a "great provocateur" and says he'll bring his "slashing wit, analytical eye, and distinctive commentary" to a nightly primetime news and commentary show. Olbermann will also be... More »

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