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Report: TV Execs Pitched Show Starring Stormy Lawyer, Mooch

'Not happening,' says Scaramucci
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2018 12:20 AM CDT
In this April 16, 2018, photo, Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti talk to reporters outside federal court in New York City.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
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(Newser) – TV insiders say at least two networks have been pitched a show featuring a different kind of odd couple: Anthony Scaramucci and Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels' lawyer. TV agent Jay Sures has talked to execs at CNN and MSNBC about a show in which the former White House communications director and the fiercely anti-Trump attorney would square off, sources tell the New York Times. Both men are frequent guests on cable TV, the Times notes, with Scaramucci—who became famous as "The Mooch" during the 11 days he was in the Trump administration last year—generally delivering a strongly pro-Trump point of view.

The show may never happen because Scaramucci "is focused on possibly doing a show that has more of a financial focus than a political one," a source tells the Hill. Scaramucci tweeted Thursday that the show should be called "Not Happening." Avenatti tells the Times that despite talk of a cable show, he has no interest in television while his lawsuits on behalf of Daniels are in progress. "I enjoy my law practice and look forward to prevailing on behalf of my client Stormy Daniels," he says. (The $130,000 paid to Daniels to stay quiet about an alleged affair with Trump was in the president's annual financial disclosure form.)

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