Hollywood Reporter senior writer Marisa Guthrie landed a big exclusive interview with Keith Olbermann for this week’s cover story
(subscription required). Until now, Olbermann hadn’t spoken in depth to the press about his contentious exit from MSNBC and his move to Current TV. Among other tidbits we learn that Olbermann is making $10 mil a year at Current– a $3 million pay bump from his MSNBC days. He also has an equity stake in the company which could earn him $100 mil.
We also learn that Olbermann has brought in his former MSNBC colleague David Shuster–who was suspended from the network for taping a pilot for CNN–to serve as his substitute anchor. FishbowlLA favorite Matt Taibbi will apparently have a role on the show as well as a paid contributor, as will Michael Moore and Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas.
If you don’t have a subscription to the mag, THR has the bullet points to its story posted online here.
Update: A THR rep wrote to let us know the “subscription required” prompt was a mistake and has since been fixed. You can read the article in full from the link above.