A couple days back one of Charlie’s former colleagues and I had a conversations re: if absolutely forced to pick between two former and current CNBC colleagues with which to liaise, who she’d go with. She went with option C, which was that she’d have to kill herself or go on life-support. I suggested the situation might still be appealing to Charlie Gasparino. Today he responded to that discussion on-air asking “She’s gotta be comatose?” and adding “She’s gonna be comatose” before his mic was cut. I’m not even sure what any of this means (was he saying he’s going to put her in a state of comatosis via his schlong?) but regardless I’m nervous. Read more »
If you haven’t been keeping up with your financial talking head drama, you (like me) might’ve missed the fact that yesterday on CNBC, Joe Kernen referred to Fox Business as a bunch of “wing-nuts.” Fox did not like this! And you know who at Fox really didn’t like it? Charles Gasparino. How dare Kernen refer to Chaz’s new employer as such. “Fuck that guy Joe,” Gaspo said to the girl doing his make-up as he worked himself into a frenzy over the offense. “Who does he is, thinking he can condesend to my people,” Gaspo asked her before shouting “I said easy on the blusher, easy!” There was only one way to let Kernen know CG would not be taking this offense sitting down– by taking to the airwaves and telling everyone about how he used to inspire prison rape fantasies in JK. (FYI, this is not the first time Chaz has mentioned himself/Kernen and soap dropping on live TV. To wit, two years ago CG commented breathlessly: “Joe is a little intimidated by me. Every time Joe sees me in the CNBC locker room, half naked with a towel around my waist and my tattoo showing he gets a flash back from a prison movie. Joe’s workout is 2.7 miles every other day on the treadmill.”) Read more »
Your devastating news of the day/week/month (fuck it, year): Fox Business has canceled Happy Hour. At this time it’s reportedly “unclear” as to how the three hosts will be affected but it’s obvious CW’s gonna need a home. Who among you are wiling to take him in? Here’s a quick list of what he brings to the table:
1) As the founder of a hedge fund that at one time had as much as $5,000 in assets under management, is considered one of the greatest minds on Wall Street.
2) Is a voracious Twitter’er and could possibly manage your account
The raw emotion, the cursing, the threats to rip the face off, just a for instance, Dylan Ratigan. None of it’s an act. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you. Ask Jimmy, ask Snakes, ask Greg Valentino. Call up the people he used to work with at the Journal and they’ll confirm they still have nightmares about him coming back to the office after a lunchtime workout, arms hanging out of his Champion sweatshirt with the sleeves cut off like two lethal weapons. They’ll tell you.
This from someone who goes to the News Corp. gym on the third floor of 1211 6th Ave. Gaspo, in addition to grunting and constantly checking his Blackberry in the office gym, also wears a curiously-feminine fanny pack when working out. Not sure what’s in the fanny pack. Maybe a bottle of Cool Water cologne??