An NBC employee claims MSNBC host Ed Schultz owes him 25 percent of his TV earnings because he developed the network's "The Ed Show." Michael Queen -- an NBC broadcast engineer -- alleges in a lawsuit that he pitched an idea for a show to be hosted by Schultz to MSNBC's Phil Griffin in 2008. "Almost a year after Queen had pitched the show to Phil Griffin, and Griffin turned down the show, Griffin called Schultz and hired him directly for 'The Ed Show,' " the court papers state. Queen also claims that he found an apartment for Schultz and his wife in Washington, DC, and even loaned him a car for three months for free. Queen told us: "We picked them up from the airport, and went shopping for them -- all while helping them become millionaires, and we received nothing." Schultz's attorney, Jeffrey Landa, told us that Queen and Schultz once worked together on a pilot for a syndicated weekly show at a local Washington, DC, affiliate, and that Schultz has no further obligation to Queen.Schultz likes to portray himself as a champion of the little guy. How about taking care of the people who helped get you where you are, fatboy?
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Low Rated Cable Host Sued Over TV Deal
Honestly, if I were the one responsibly for unleashing this plague upon Americans I'd probably be keeping a very low profile.