Olbermann at loose ends
NY Post: Unemployed, perennially confrontational talking head Keith Olbermann aimlessly wandered around Central Park South earlier this week, seemingly looking for a friend or a purpose.
Our spies snapped unflattering pictures of Olbermann decked out in a giant red pullover and clownishly baggy jeans as he strolled 59th Street near Seventh Avenue, smelling the roses — or, in this case, the horse manure, allergens and aromas from a nearby food cart. Spies said dejected Olbermann parked himself on CPS and stared into space for several minutes before slinking off by himself.
But in contrast to Wednesday’s schlumpy appearance, he looked ready to take on the world again yesterday, when he declined to speak to The Post outside his Upper East Side pad. A clean-shaven Olbermann, in sunglasses and a blue golf shirt, politely waved at a reporter before quickly walking the other way. He didn’t return calls from Page Six, and his manager, Michael Price, didn’t return e-mails.
Olbermann last month was fired from his $10-million-a-year Current TV job, where he hosted “Countdown.” He joined the channel last June after his departure from MSNBC in January 2011. He filed a wrongful termination suit against Current TV seeking $50 million to $70 million, and the network countersued.
Olbermann’s MSNBC protégée, Rachel Maddow, said she couldn’t believe they axed him. “Totally shocked,” Maddow said. “I did not know it was coming, it was crazy.”
Poor widdle Keify…