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Spitzer Hit With $90M Libel Suit

Slate column enrages former insurance execs

(Newser) - Two former execs at an insurance firm that paid out $850 million to settle allegations of shady dealing brought by Eliot Spitzer in his days as a crusading attorney general are now suing the former governor for libel. The former Marsh & McLennan execs, who claim Spitzer libeled them in...

CNN Cancels Eliot Spitzer's Show

Network says it's talking to him about an 'alternative role'

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer is being forced out again —this time from his TV show. CNN has canceled In The Arena and will fill its 8pm time slot with Anderson Cooper's AC360, reports the Huffington Post . In The Arena was itself a replacement for Parker Spitzer , which the former New...

Kathleen Parker Leaving Her CNN Show

Eliot Spitzer Will Remain as Show Gets New Format

(Newser) - Parker Spitzer is no more. After weeks of rumors , CNN announced today that Kathleen Parker is leaving the 8pm show she co-hosted with Eliot Spitzer, reports the Wrap . The former governor will remain, and show will be renamed The Arena starting Monday. Joining Spitzer will be E.D. Hill and...

Irate Parker Threatens to Ditch Spitzer

Turns out she's not a huge fan of Spitzer

(Newser) - Parker Spitzer could soon be just ... Spitzer. Kathleen Parker is so unhappy with her role on the new CNN show that she's threatening to walk, sources tell the New York Post . The conservative columnist thinks she's playing second fiddle to co-host Eliot Spitzer, and she actually did walk off the...

Critics Spit on Spitzer TV Debut

Parker Spitzer 'a load of obnoxious, self-important noise'

(Newser) - Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer's CNN talkfest Parker Spitzer made its debut last night and critics say the program by the former New York governor and Washington Post columnist is as bad as predicted.
  • The pacing, and the whole show, seems weird, complains Max Read at Gawker . Guests, including columnist

Spitzer Madam Loses Brazil Election

Andreia Schwartz, formerly of Emperors Club VIP, got just 476 votes

(Newser) - She may have been able to hook up Eliot Spitzer with high-price prostitutes, but she wasn't able to hook herself up with very many votes. Andreia Schwartz, the 35-year-old who ran the Emperors Club VIP, lost her bid to become a Brazilian lawmaker yesterday, garnering just 476 votes in her...

Spitzer, Parker Hone Their 'Flirtatious Bickering'

Will Tracy-Hepburn routine have legs for upcoming CNN show?

(Newser) - Can the man known as a "scowling attorney general" and a "grimacing governor" (not to speak of call-girl customer) really morph into a cable TV charmer? In their first joint interview, Eliot Spitzer and his CNN co-host Kathleen Parker entertain a pair of Wall Street Journal reporters with...

Spitzer's CNN Show Looks...Bad
 CNN Show 
 Looks ... Bad 

Spitzer's CNN Show Looks ... Bad

Promo for 'Parker Spitzer' is a bit awkward, to say the least

(Newser) - CNN released its first promo for Eliot Spitzer's new show with Kathleen Parker, and it's called...Parker Spitzer. That "would be a good name for a sitcom that took place at a wacky law firm. Or a bad name for a hotel," writes Alex Pareene on Salon . And...

Why Spitzer Is Perfect for Cable TV
Why Spitzer Is Perfect
for Cable TV

Why Spitzer Is Perfect for Cable TV

CNN gets substance and a potential ratings grabber

(Newser) - CNN's choice of Eliot Spitzer to co-host an 8pm nightly show is a risky one given how many people are repulsed by him, but it makes sense, write Felix Gillette and Reid Pillifant at the New York Observer . CNN "built itself on substance but now finds itself chasing ratings....

Eliot Spitzer, Kathleen Parker Land CNN's 8pm Slot

Co-hosts replace Campbell Brown, 'can't possibly be boring'

(Newser) - Wow: It wasn't just loose talk. CNN today named Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker co-hosts of a "nightly news and events discussion program" at 8pm, replacing Campbell Brown's ratings-starved show. In the CNN press release, shared by Business Insider, Parker, the Pulitzer Prize-winning right-wing columnist, lavished praise on her...

Who Will Replace Larry King?
 Who Will Replace Larry King? 
David Carr

Who Will Replace Larry King?

It's clear the legend can't hack it anymore

(Newser) - If you needed proof that it’s time for Larry King to retire—beyond the plummeting ratings —you got it during his painful interview with Lady Gaga. The interaction was a total dud, despite Gaga’s obvious willingness to have fun. “If he can no longer hit a...

10 Careers for Eliot Spitzer
10 Careers for Eliot Spitzer
unpaid prostitute?

10 Careers for Eliot Spitzer

You know, just in case CNN gig falls through

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer is rumored to be a possible replacement for Campbell Brown on CNN , and in case he doesn’t get that job, Olivia Allin of The Frisky suggests 10 alternatives:
  • Britney Spears’ assistant: “The logic here would be that since he’s apparently attracted to sexual young women,

Campbell Brown Out at CNN; Spitzer as Replacement?

Brown bails on 8pm slot, citing weak ratings

(Newser) - CNN has released Campbell Brown from her contract, allowing her to step down from her gig hosting the network's 8pm show. Brown requested her release months ago, a source tells Mediaite , after the network denied her request to move to 7pm. She plans to stay on until CNN chooses a...

Kagan Pals: She's Not Gay
 Kagan Pals: She's Not Gay 

Kagan Pals: She's Not Gay

Not that there's anything wrong with that. Also, she didn't date Eliot Spitzer

(Newser) - “I did not go out with her, but other guys did,” Eliot Spitzer said of his old Princeton buddy Elena Kagan yesterday, joining other longtime friends of the Supreme Court nominee who are reluctantly stepping forward to quash rumors she's a lesbian. “I’ve known her for...

Spitzer Flick Premieres at Tribeca

Hooker not interviewed over editorial control spat

(Newser) - A much-anticipated "mostly finished" documentary about former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last night, though Spitzer himself was absent. Director Alex Gibney, whose Taxi to the Dark Side won the 2007 documentary Oscar, interviewed Spitzer four times over the two years he spent...

Spitzer Counting on Book, Movie to Revive Career

Ex-governor will attend premiere of sex scandal documentary

(Newser) - The debut of Alex Gibney's untitled Eliot Spitzer documentary this weekend could be kind of awkward—Spitzer's going to be there, and the movie, though sympathetic, doesn't pull any punches when it comes to the Client No. 9 scandal. But Spitzer is embracing it, Politico reports, as a strategic move...

3 Hookers in 1 Day for Spitzer: Tell-All
  3 Hookers in 1 Day 
  for Spitzer: 

3 Hookers in 1 Day for Spitzer: Tell-All

Oh no, you're certainly not done hearing about his sex scandal

(Newser) - Just in time for Eliot Spitzer to attempt a comeback, all sorts of creepy allegations are coming out of a new tell-all. The latest: The luv guv once had three visits with three different prostitutes, all in the same day, the New York Post reports. “You must be Superman!...

Ashley Dupre Strips for Playboy
 Ashley Dupre Strips for Playboy 

Ashley Dupre Strips for Playboy

Talks escort gig origins, Eliot Spitzer

(Newser) - Oh, goody: more (much, much more) Ashley Dupre! The call girl-turned- advice columnist bares all in an eight-page Playboy spread out Friday, the New York Daily News reports. In case you’re one of those people who only reads it for the articles, she also talks about her early life...

Spitzer Deserves 2nd Chance: NY Gov
Spitzer Deserves
2nd Chance: NY Gov

Spitzer Deserves 2nd Chance: NY Gov

He's got 'tremendous talent,' says Paterson

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer deserves another chance at political office even though he spent taxpayer money on trysts with a hooker, said embattled New York Governor David Paterson. The man who once served as Spitzer's lieutenant governor boasted that he personally has made a point of hiring talented individuals with mistakes in...

Spitzer: 'I Stood for Something ... Then I Destroyed It'

Governor also dismisses new tell-all by former adviser

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer is back in the spotlight, for better or worse. Last month featured an appearance on the Colbert Ropert, and now comes an interview with Time that portrays him as anxious, maybe even a little desperate, to get back into politics but unsure whether it'll fly. The kicker quote...

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