Keith Olbermann has been fired from Current TV for not honoring his five-year, $50 million contract. This comes a little over a year after Olbermann left MSNBC under less than happy circumstances.
Eliot (Client #9) Spitzer is replacing him as of tonight, and the show is being re-named “Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer” instead of Countdown. Olbermann won’t have a chance to say goodbye.
I’m guessing there will be a lawsuit. Current is owned by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt.
Olbermann is notoriously impossible to work with — he gives divas a bad name.