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Sean Spicer Loses His Latest Gig

Ex-WH press secretary has gotten the boot from 'Dancing With the Stars'

(Newser) - After what the Washington Post calls "weeks of controversy with low scores," former press secretary Sean Spicer finally got axed Monday on Dancing With the Stars, in the show's ninth week. Spicer hasn't exactly been a judges' favorite—at one point, Carrie Ann Inaba said, "... More »

Spicer Makes Memorable Dancing With the Stars Debut

But his salsa did not impress the judges

(Newser) - He appeared behind bongos, not a podium, but it was still unmistakably Sean Spicer on Dancing With the Stars on Monday night. The former White House press secretary made what Matt Wilstein at the Daily Beast calls the "most embarrassing debut ever" in the premiere of the show's... More »

DWTS Host on ABC's Spicer Inclusion: 'Agree to Disagree'

Tom Bergeron makes his feelings known

(Newser) - Perhaps the biggest buzz following the announcement of the new Dancing With the Stars cast was the inclusion of Sean Spicer, with many upset the ex-White House press secretary was invited on the show. Writing for the New York Times , TV critic James Poniewozik makes the case for why including... More »

At DWTS, It's Now Spicer Time

Former press sec joins Christie Brinkley, Lamar Odom and more on very long-running show

(Newser) - The latest chapter in Sean Spicer's varied personal-gig economy requires literal dancing rather than the metaphorical dancing of his most notable post . As USA Today reports, the former White House press secretary will appear on Season 28 of ABC's Dancing With the Stars—yes, that's 28 seasons... More »

Michael Flynn, Meet Your New Neighbor

Sean Spicer buys a house across the street from former national security adviser

(Newser) - Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has bought a house in Rhode Island, and his new neighbor is a familiar face from their days together in the Trump administration: former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the AP reports. The Newport Daily News , citing public records, reported that the sale... More »

Black Man Makes Accusation at Sean Spicer Book Signing

Alex Lombard speaks up at Rhode Island event

(Newser) - A black man yelled at former White House press secretary Sean Spicer in a bookstore and accused Spicer of calling him a racial slur when they were students at a prep school decades ago, the AP reports. Spicer was "taken aback" by the man's "outrageous claim" and... More »

Sean Spicer's New Gig: Talk Show Host

Stormy Daniels' lawyer has already turned him down

(Newser) - Good news for anybody who didn't get enough of Sean Spicer when he was White House press secretary: Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that producers are working with him to develop a talk show and are trying to get a network interested. In Sean Spicer's Common Ground, Spicer... More »

Sean Spicer Is Ready to 'Set the Record Straight'

So former press secretary is writing a book about his 'turbulent tenure' in the White House

(Newser) - He had a short run in the White House, but his "turbulent tenure" was apparently long enough for Sean Spicer to write a book. That's what Politico reports the former White House press secretary is currently in the midst of doing, with Spicer revealing to Fox News' Sean... More »

Spicer at Harvard: Off-the-Record Speeches, Unchallenged Lies

Inside 'the secret Harvard fellowship' of Sean Spicer

(Newser) - Sean Spicer's "secret Harvard fellowship" consisted of off-the-record speeches, repeated anecdotes, and unchallenged lies, Daniel Drabik writes for the Harvard Crimson . As part of his Visiting Fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School, the former press secretary held 11 events, including forums and meals, over three days. But: "... More »

Spicer's 'Copious Notes' Could Be 'Honey Pot' for Mueller Probe

Plus, Spicer tells ABC News he doesn't think he lied to the American people

(Newser) - Sean Spicer continued his post-White House press tour with an interview on ABC News Thursday, but while he once again acknowledged that "there's no question ... I made mistakes," he won't be offering "some blanket apology" to the American people. When asked if he'd lied... More »

'Lack of Credibility' Proving an Issue for Spicer

Major networks pass on exclusive paid contributor role

(Newser) - The Emmys helped Sean Spicer "rebrand," according to CNN —but apparently not enough. The five major news networks have passed on the opportunity to have the former White House press secretary as an exclusive paid contributor, reports NBC News . Spicer's representatives had brought the proposal to... More »

Spicer Is 'Absolutely' Sorry, Period.

Ex-press secretary says he regrets sparking debate about inauguration crowd size

(Newser) - Days before Sean Spicer appeared at the Emmys , Stephen Colbert suggested the former White House press secretary shouldn't be forgiven for lying to the public. "He wants to be forgiven, but he won't regret anything he did," Colbert said on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday. "... More »

After Spicer's Emmy Cameo, the Knives Come Out

He thought it was 'kinda funny,' but critics aren't laughing

(Newser) - Sean Spicer's surprise cameo at the Emmys Sunday night continues to be a big talker, and it seems that all praise or criticism can be directed to host Stephen Colbert. It was Colbert himself who raised the idea at a planning meeting, reports CNN . The host then helped pitch... More »

Sean Spicer Shocks Emmys Crowd

Appears onstage to 'trump up' the size of the audience

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert had more than just a song and a few jokes about President Trump up his sleeve for his opening monologue Sunday night at the Emmy Awards: He brought former White House press secretary Sean Spicer onstage to, as Entertainment Weekly puts it, "trump up" the size of... More »

Sean Spicer Impersonation Lands McCarthy an Emmy

Melissa McCarthy won for hosting Saturday Night Live

(Newser) - Sean Spicer may be long gone from the White House, but his legacy lives on in the form of an Emmy Award for his SNL impersonator. On Sunday night, Melissa McCarthy won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for hosting Saturday Night Live earlier this... More »

Sean Spicer Already Has a New Job

He'll be a paid speaker for Worldwide Speakers Group

(Newser) - Sean Spicer's final day at the White House was last Thursday, and it looks like President Trump's former press secretary has already lined up his next gig: paid speaker. Politico reports Spicer has joined Worldwide Speakers Group, which states there is high demand for Spicer on the paid-speaker... More »

After Trump Snub, Spicer Finally Meets Pope Francis

Former press secretary attended pope's annual meeting for lawmakers

(Newser) - Sean Spicer finally got to meet the pope. The former White House press secretary attended an audience with Pope Francis Sunday as part of an annual meeting of the International Catholic Legislators Network, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke confirmed Tuesday. A photograph posted on Vatican Radio's English Facebook page from... More »

Sorry, SNL, Spicer Is Still Leaving

Some wondered if he'd stay after Scaramucci implosion, but WH official says no

(Newser) - With Scaramucci out, is Sean Spicer back in? That question has surfaced after the White House communications director was unceremoniously dumped earlier this week (Scaramucci's hire was the reported reason why press secretary Spicer left in the first place). But a senior White House official tells Reuters that Spicer,... More »

Fox News Gets Sued Over Explosive Seth Rich Story

Investigator says network fabricated quotes, worked with White House

(Newser) - Remember the controversy over the death of young Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich? It just took another tangled turn. A private investigator is suing Fox News, alleging that the network made up quotes from him to buttress its allegations that Rich leaked DNC emails and was murdered because of... More »

White House Calls Spicer 'Team Player' for Resignation

Sarah Huckabee Sanders named as Spicer's replacement

(Newser) - During the first White House press briefing since Sean Spicer's resignation—and first on-camera briefing this month—new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci named Sarah Huckabee Sanders as Spicer's permanent replacement for press secretary. Both Huckabee Sanders and Scaramucci had praise for "team player" Spicer and... More »

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