The latest news on the demise of O’brien’s questionable career is that he has been fired from his job as (former) host of the trashy, celebrity series “The Insider“. Here’s why:
Pat O’Brien just can’t keep his trap shut – and it’s costing him his career. This is the married guy who left explicit voice mails for a co-worker (the infamous “hookers and coke” voicemail), trying to convince her to engage in a threesome with him and another woman (NOT his wife), only to be demoted from his position as lead anchor on “The Insider” and sent off to rehab. Now, the tanorexic host is being fired for an e-mail he sent out to his entire workplace, slamming co-host Lara Spencer.
PAT O’Brien is out of a job. The former host of “The Insider,” who was demoted to a correspondent after several stints in rehab, infuriated his bosses when he sent out an ill-advised e-mail Monday to his “Insider” and “Entertainment Tonight” co-workers, which boasted of his own popularity. The e-mail also said one of “Insider” host Lara Spencer’s segments on the show makes viewers “want to vomit.” Sources told us O’Brien was fired yesterday, and a rep for “The Insider” confirmed he’s out.
Gawker has obtained the text from this e-mail. Here it is:
Hi, folks, I just spent a couple of days in Iowa – I’m a little bit of a favorite son there – and I spoke with maybe a thousand people and was very hands-on. Even Joe Biden said, ‘You should be running (for president)!’ But what I came away with was, these people can’t afford gas, books, food or schools or movies!
“I was approached a hundred times by people asking, ‘Can you help us?’ I tried to tell them we care, but they didn’t buy it. They wanted to, but watching Anya and Lara [Spencer] pick out accessories makes the viewers want to vomit. I’ll get killed for this, but I’m actually the one not afraid for my job. I want people to be happy.”