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  • 16 Nov 2012 at 6:25 PM

McAfee Founder/Fugitive Wanted For Murder Misses TV

CNBC: Why not, if you had nothing to do with this murder, why not turn yourself in? Have a lawyer, you go in with security guys, you can go in with cameras, why not go in and tell them you don’t know about the murder? John McAfee: Because it’s fine to go in with security. It’s fine to go in with cameras. But when I am detained, you are not allowed to go into the jail cell with me. This is where people simply disappear. They choke on their own vomit or hang themselves or are beaten to death by fellow prisoners. If you’ve done any research on Belize and the legal and police system, you will discover disastrous results. CNBC: Do you really think they would kill you? McAfee: Absolutely, I do, sir. CNBC: What have the last five days [in hiding] been like? McAfee: They’ve been okay. I don’t have a lot of freedom of movement. The food is not best. I have no television. I would like a television. [CNBC via BI]

“Franco Nero will guest-star in the Law & Order: SVU season premiere as an Italian dignitary accused of rape, evoking the Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrest.” [TVG via Daily Intel, earlier: DSK gets pawsy with every person employed by Air France, earlier: DKS roams New York like a cat in heat]

  • 06 Jul 2011 at 2:36 PM

Erin Burnett’s New Gig Starts September

Burnett’s show was announced in the same memo in which the bad news was broken that Eliot Spitzer’s foray into television, In The Arena, will be put out to pasture, which could make things around the water cooler slightly awkward (apparently Spitzer hasn’t yet left the building, with network execs trying to find him “an alternative role”). Read more »

  • 02 Mar 2011 at 9:15 AM

Ed Burns To Portray Out Of Work Bear Stearns Employee

HBO has announced the Entourage creator Doug Ellin will produce a new ensemble show featuring four 40 year-old friends living in New York. Among them: “a rich metrosexual,” “a ripped personal trainer,” “a schlumpy neurotic married guy” and a former Bear Stearns exec who made $2 million a year and has now been out of work for almost 12 months, played by Ed Burns. Jimmy Cayne has presumably been asked to consult on the project, but if anyone else has some tips for Burns on how to make this character as real a possible, please share them at this time. [Deadline]

  • 04 Nov 2010 at 4:38 PM

Cody Willard Explains Why He Quit TV

The short answer: there’s more money in a site called GoSuck.It and he’s going to start managing some money again for some of his “very wealthy friends.” [MarketWatch]

Earlier today on CNBC, Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus pitched a new TV series. “Take Timothy Geithner and put him in a new reality show,” Marcus told Squawk Box. “It’s called ‘Timothy Geithner Does Small Business’, something like ‘Debbie Does Dallas’, and it ends up the same way,” he said. ”Basically, what they [the government] is doing to small business is very similar in this case [to what ‘Debbie’ did to Dallas.]” Read more »

  • 25 May 2010 at 5:41 PM

Three Words: Eliot Spitzer TV

Just putting it out there. A little taste. You want it? This guy thinks we can make it happen, if we appeal to Spitzer’s need to be heard. Read more »