Olbermann to announce new career plans tomorrow morning

posted at 7:26 pm on February 7, 2011 by Allahpundit

Prediction: He’s joining the cast of the Onion’s “SportsDome,” where he’ll play a pompous, catchphrase-coining jocksniffer.

I hope he can manage the role.

According to the email invite: “he and his new partners will make an exciting announcement regarding the next chapter in his remarkable career.”

It certainly doesn’t sound like a traditional TV gig, but who knows.

Update: Variety’s Cynthia Littleton, who is connected on the west coast entertainment scene, contacted Olbermann’s reps at ICM. What did they say?

@Variety_Cynthia: “Only guidance is that we shouldn’t assume that it won’t involve TV.”

So let’s see. It might involve TV of some sort; it’s happening two days after the big AOL/HuffPo merger was announced; and Arianna specifically said in her post today about the deal, “Original video? AOL’s just finished building a pair of state-of-the-art video studios in New York and LA, and video views on AOL have gone up 400 percent over the last year.” Olby, of course, is based in New York and has had Arianna on as a guest multiple times. In fact, here’s what Greg Pollowitz of NRO said all the way back on January 21, just an hour or so after Olby announced the end of “Countdown.” Hmmmm:

I would bet Olbermann ends up at the HuffPo, in some new joint venture of sorts where they try to challenge TV

Verdict: I really hope he’s going to “SportsDome.”

Update: The plot thickens:

A Mediaite tipster points out that a simple whois search reveals that the domain names “theolbermannshow.com” and “thekeitholbermannshow.com” were registered January 19th, 2011, just two days before his last appearance on MSNBC.


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Whine Czar!

shawk on February 7, 2011 at 7:28 PM

He’ll be easier to ignore then.

john1schn on February 7, 2011 at 7:30 PM

According to the email invite: “he and his new partners will make an exciting announcement regarding the next chapter in his remarkable career.”

“New partners”?

He’s joining the cast of Big Love.

malclave on February 7, 2011 at 7:30 PM

oh. i’m so excited.

/sarc
//deadpan
///you can tell cause i used all lower case

dts-01 on February 7, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Chippendale’s?

ronsfi on February 7, 2011 at 7:31 PM

My world is replete.

OldEnglish on February 7, 2011 at 7:31 PM

ooooooo….I can’t wait! s/

tencole on February 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Chippendale’s?

ronsfi on February 7, 2011 at 7:31 PM

i just ate dinner…thanks

cmsinaz on February 7, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Wow, that Onion video is really in poor taste. A terrorist attack against a football stadium is no laughing matter.

Re: Olby. A lot of people are pooh-poohing this AOL thing, but I wouldn’t be too quick to prejudge it. If Olby only gets half his normal MSNBC audience, that’s still a home-run ball as far as internet TV is concerned. Also, how boring would politics be if we couldn’t pillory bomb-throwing liberal goofballs on a regular basis??

Outlander on February 7, 2011 at 7:33 PM

arianna and olby together

wouldn’t be surprised…

cmsinaz on February 7, 2011 at 7:33 PM

for a minute i thought maybe al jazeera

cmsinaz on February 7, 2011 at 7:35 PM

The oinion is perfect. He can stink over there and no one will notice his stench!

upinak on February 7, 2011 at 7:35 PM

So if Olby joins AOL/HuffPo, it’ll be super-duper centrist, right?

conservative pilgrim on February 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM

He plans to have a short new career…tomorrow he is going to make us all pay for the indignity of being fired by announcing his new career is jumping of the GW Bridge.

Good luck and happy landing Uber-dolt!

belad on February 7, 2011 at 7:38 PM

According to the email invite: “he and his new partners will make an exciting announcement regarding the next chapter in his remarkable career.”

Its Either Al Jazeera or the new minister of information in Cairo Egypt/

William Amos on February 7, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Dude?! a KO thread and no link to Jon Stewart’s smackdown of him, Chrissy and Ed Schultz last week? C’mon, that was comedy gold and update worthy.

ted c on February 7, 2011 at 7:40 PM

MSNBC is gonna’ be sorry.

NeoKong on February 7, 2011 at 7:41 PM

As soon as I read the headline, I thought it was going to involve AOL/HuffPo. After reading this, I still think that is the most probable…or maybe make a KoS steaming TV site?

Geministorm on February 7, 2011 at 7:41 PM

arianna and olby together

wouldn’t be surprised…

cmsinaz on February 7, 2011 at 7:33 PM

This would seem logical, but considering that 99% of the hand wringing, unhinged libspaz door knobs are already on board with the HuffPoo thing, Olbernoid brings nothing to the table.

BigWyo on February 7, 2011 at 7:41 PM

When will this be, I’ll set my alarm clock.

Cindy Munford on February 7, 2011 at 7:42 PM

if you haven’t seen this lil’ gem from Jon Stewart, check it…the ending is hilarious.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/jon-stewart-cleverly-dismantles-keith-olbermann-msnbc-and-ed-schultz/

ted c on February 7, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Quee.r Eye – The Bathtub Episodes

Seriously stupid filter at HA.

Bishop on February 7, 2011 at 7:42 PM

http://www.mediaite.com/online/what-is-keith-olbermanns-next-move-we-will-find-out-tomorrow/

Update: A Mediaite tipster points out that a simple whois search reveals that the domain names “theolbermannshow.com” and “thekeitholbermannshow.com” were registered January 19th, 2011, just two days before his last appearance on MSNBC.

William Amos on February 7, 2011 at 7:44 PM

arianna and olby together

wouldn’t be surprised…

cmsinaz on February 7, 2011 at 7:33 PM
Yeah, they go together like salt and peter.

50sGuy on February 7, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Who?

katy the mean old lady on February 7, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Could of been worse……………….

ya,like an Elephant Stampede,and Donkeys accidently were in the way,(snark).

canopfor on February 7, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Offical Barry Soetero _________er and _________er.

SouthernGent on February 7, 2011 at 7:47 PM

AOL is going from moderate left to hard left. The deal AOL made with the She-Huff, (allowing her to dictate/control content for both her site and all of AOL’s assets) is a mistake AOL will regret. $350 million and complete content control???? Watch AOL’s stock take a big dump soon.

Rovin on February 7, 2011 at 7:47 PM

BigWyo on February 7, 2011 at 7:41 PM

good point…he’ll try to rule the roost there as well…any bets on how long he’ll last there?

cmsinaz on February 7, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Olby probably will be on his own HuffPuff TV,
online,and already has some of Air E Annas,
310 Million!!(sarc).

canopfor on February 7, 2011 at 7:49 PM

He’ll be fired soon enough.

Philly on February 7, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Yeah, they go together like salt and peter.

50sGuy on February 7, 2011 at 7:46 PM

lolol

cmsinaz on February 7, 2011 at 7:50 PM

canopfor on February 7, 2011 at 7:49 PM

heh

cmsinaz on February 7, 2011 at 7:50 PM

So if Olby joins AOL/HuffPo, it’ll be super-duper centrist, right?

conservative pilgrim on February 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Dracula meets Wolfmanwoman

Rovin on February 7, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Keith Olbermann and Arianna Huffington in the same room? With that much concentrated self-regard I’d think they’d need a permit or something.

hisfrogness on February 7, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Without a Trace

wait… that was his last show

faraway on February 7, 2011 at 7:52 PM

He is Joining NPR, the only media with a smaller audience than MSNBC…

JIMV on February 7, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Dracula meets Wolfmanwoman

Rovin on February 7, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Ouch. So much painful truth in that description.

conservative pilgrim on February 7, 2011 at 7:53 PM

I thought Hollywood Squares was only in re-runs.

Are they bringing it back?

Lily on February 7, 2011 at 7:54 PM

arianna and olby together

wouldn’t be surprised…

cmsinaz on February 7, 2011 at 7:33 PM

I want to know which one gets to be the ‘man’.

trigon on February 7, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Journolist’s Most Shocking Breakups

Olbylicious

Everybody Hates Keith

America Before Keith

The Nanny

Deal or No Deal

faraway on February 7, 2011 at 7:56 PM

How long till AOL/Huffington needs a US bailout because they are too big to fail ?

William Amos on February 7, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Quee.r Eye – The Bathtub Episodes

Seriously stupid filter at HA.

Bishop on February 7, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Bishop:That was Barney Franks wiki-leaked,Steam-Rock
Hot Tub fevered video’s,Tales from the Cellar!:)
(snark).
=======================================================

Scorpions-Tokyo Tapes – Steamrock fever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-FUVEU6UjQ&playnext=1&list=PL398CDBC8E1362063

canopfor on February 7, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Bathtub ring inspector.

csdeven on February 7, 2011 at 7:59 PM

If it has anything to do with MLB, I’m running a tub full of warm water and positioning a plugged in toaster on the tub edge.

a capella on February 7, 2011 at 8:00 PM

faraway on February 7, 2011 at 7:56 PM

They will include Joe Libermann, Keith Olbermann and Arianna.

Will be the Good, the bad and the ugly.

William Amos on February 7, 2011 at 8:01 PM

I want to know which one gets to be the ‘man’.

trigon on February 7, 2011 at 7:55 PM

heh

cmsinaz on February 7, 2011 at 8:01 PM

I was recently asked which three people on the political scene I would hate to suffer through dinner with and two out of my three were Olbermann and Arianna.

I can’t even imagine working on a daily basis with these two blowhards.

sherry on February 7, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Whatever you think of Olberman, you have to admit that, as a concept for a news show, “Countdown” was crap.

Greek Fire on February 7, 2011 at 8:02 PM

The new OxyClean spokesman?

vinceautmorire on February 7, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Will be the Good, the bad and the ugly.

William Amos on February 7, 2011 at 8:01 PM

William Amos:Lol,and, “A Fistfull of Dollars” !!:)

canopfor on February 7, 2011 at 8:05 PM

If it has anything to do with MLB, I’m running a tub full of warm water and positioning a plugged in toaster on the tub edge.

a capella on February 7, 2011 at 8:00 PM

He better leave his grubby little paws off of baseball and college basketball.

He can host the next Rock of Love on VH1

gophergirl on February 7, 2011 at 8:07 PM

A Mediaite tipster points out that a simple whois search reveals that the domain names “theolbermannshow.com” and “thekeitholbermannshow.com” were registered January 19th, 2011, just two days before his last appearance on MSNBC.

There are people with bots that automatically scan the news for ideas for domain names.

pedestrian on February 7, 2011 at 8:08 PM

DNC chair? Isn’t the eyebrow Tim Kaine leaving?

SouthernGent on February 7, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Male prostitute?

Nevermind, he’s already doing that.

BowHuntingTexas on February 7, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Olbermann to announce new career plans tomorrow morning

What could go wrong right?

FIFY.

Scott P on February 7, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Obama’s Fairness Doctrine czar.

TXUS on February 7, 2011 at 8:12 PM

If it has anything to do with MLB, I’m running a tub full of warm water and positioning a plugged in toaster on the tub edge.

a capella on February 7, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Where’s the sacrifice? At least invite Olby over to take the bath with ya.

Rovin on February 7, 2011 at 8:12 PM

“Skid Marks on the Bowl”…

… it will feature an ‘in the bowl’ camera.

First guest, Rosie O’Donell…

Seven Percent Solution on February 7, 2011 at 8:15 PM

I couldn’t care less.

Oink on February 7, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Oh I can’t hardly wait.

lilium on February 7, 2011 at 8:19 PM

“Skid Marks on the Bowl”…

… it will feature an ‘in the bowl’ camera.

First guest, Rosie O’Donell…

Seven Percent Solution on February 7, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Well I guess he will be helping the economy also because he will have to hire a plumber to fix that stoppage from Rosie.

bluemarlin on February 7, 2011 at 8:21 PM

gophergirl on February 7, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Hey, I rooted for your Gophers while watching the Ohio State game the other night. Kansas plays Mizzou tonight on ESPN after the Pitt-WV game is done.

a capella on February 7, 2011 at 8:22 PM

President of Egypt?

lonestar1 on February 7, 2011 at 8:29 PM

“he and his new partners will make an exciting announcement regarding the next chapter in his remarkable career.”

Just fact checking.

Terrie on February 7, 2011 at 8:33 PM

ok, auntie ariaaaaaana, KO and Ao-hell form an un-holy alliance?

it’s a new axis of evil

DrW on February 7, 2011 at 8:34 PM

I called the HuffPo/AOL/Olberiman Axis of Idiots this morning.

Rocks on February 7, 2011 at 8:34 PM

“Exciting announcement” and “remarkable career” do not belong in sentences about Keef D’Ohbermann. He really is self-absorbed, isn’t he?

onlineanalyst on February 7, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Kevin Jennings is going to have a new ‘model’ to demonstrate his new “elbow deep” method upon….

Smile Keef!

ted c on February 7, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Who?

hillbillyjim on February 7, 2011 at 8:45 PM

No matter where that troglodyte homunculus goes or what he does, I will watch Keith Olbermann every bit as much as I watched him when he was on MSNBC.

FlatFoot on February 7, 2011 at 8:50 PM

The newest woman on the View?

Chuck Schick on February 7, 2011 at 8:52 PM

He’s gonna get an internet-only show promoted by HuffPo. Only prob is that video clips don’t reach the mainstream yet, you still need a TV outlet. Only way he’s getting there is syndication.

alwaysfiredup on February 7, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Is it just a coincidence that Steve Carell is leaving “The Office”?

Keith Olbermann is Michael Scott.

Keith Olbermann is “The 50-Year-Old Virgin.”

Terrie on February 7, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Kansas plays Mizzou tonight on ESPN after the Pitt-WV game is done.

a capella on February 7, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Rock Chalk Chickenhawk. :)

alwaysfiredup on February 7, 2011 at 8:53 PM

AprilOrit said he was getting a show on OWN. It’s possible even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

alwaysfiredup on February 7, 2011 at 8:56 PM

I doubt extracting ones head from ones rectum pays much.

chewydog on February 7, 2011 at 9:07 PM

He’s joining the cast of the Onion’s “SportsDome,” where he’ll play a pompous, catchphrase-coining jocksniffer.

Great move! He’s been a parody of himself for, well, basically the whole time. A perfect fit for the Onion.

smellthecoffee on February 7, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Current TV. Al Gore’s channel.

SnarkVader on February 7, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Current TV. Al Gore’s channel.

SnarkVader on February 7, 2011 at 9:09 PM

I thought that went bankrupt?

alwaysfiredup on February 7, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Three of the four top hits from a Google search for “keith olbermann announcement” are AOL News, the HuffPo, and AOL News again. Hmmm.

Globe and Mail
Keith Olbermann Teases Big Announcement on Twitter
43 minutes ago
Less than a month after parting ways with MSNBC, Keith Olbermann is set to tell the world what his next major venture will be. …
AOL News – 22 related articles

Keith Olbermann Announcing New Venture Tomorrow
Feb 7, 2011 … RodrigoEBR RT @marshallk: both Mashable & Keith Olbermann r making big announcements Tues, Olbermann re new partnerships. is that too crazy? …
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Keith Olbermann’s Next Venture | Keith Olbermann Announcment …
Feb 7, 2011 … Last month the cable news world was left flat-footed by the surprising announcement that Keith Olbermann was leaving the MSNBC airwaves. …
http://www.mediaite.com/…/what-is-keith-olbermanns-next-move-we-will-find-out-tomorrow/
Get more results from the past 24 hours

Keith Olbermann Teases Big Announcement on Twitter
Feb 7, 2011 … Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann is set to tell the world what his next professional gig will be, but first, he’s cracking a few jokes …
http://www.aolnews.com/…/keith-olbermann-teases-big-announcement-on-twitter/

Terrie on February 7, 2011 at 9:11 PM

current tv already says Olbie going there. Guess Snark was right.

alwaysfiredup on February 7, 2011 at 9:15 PM

He’ll work as a stripper at a gay bar.

Conservative Samizdat on February 7, 2011 at 9:17 PM

He’s joining The Cartoon Network to become the new supervillian on Aqua Teen Hunger Force!

pilamaye on February 7, 2011 at 9:27 PM

The Dan Rather career path.

steveracer on February 7, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Drudge says Algore TV

SouthernGent on February 7, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Comedy Central.

Or the new host of “The Soup”.

Nethicus on February 7, 2011 at 9:59 PM

It certainly doesn’t sound like a traditional TV gig, but who knows.

Update: Variety’s Cynthia Littleton, who is connected on the west coast entertainment scene, contacted Olbermann’s reps at ICM. What did they say?

@Variety_Cynthia: “Only guidance is that we shouldn’t assume that it won’t involve TV.”

Got it!

He is going to hitchhike around the country going on Public Access TV to do his rant!

On the road with HnD (Hate and Discontent)

DSchoen on February 7, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Drudge says Algore TV
SouthernGent on February 7, 2011 at 9:44 PM

How bout TruTV Smoking gun?

He would fit right in with Danny Bonaduce, Leif Garrett, Judy Gold, Lonnie Love, Todd Bridges, Tonya Harding and oh his old friend buddy pal Jesse Ventura!

Think about it!
Conspiracy with Jesse Ventura and Olbermann!

From Area 51 to the JFK assassination, Jesse Ventura Kieth Olbermann and their team of experts examine some of the most frightening and mysterious conspiracy allegations of …

DSchoen on February 7, 2011 at 10:19 PM

I live in Hawaii, and I guarantee this atrocity will not settle well when the Demoncratic controlled government gets a hold of this slander, no matter the intended jest.

MSGTAS on February 8, 2011 at 9:12 AM