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Posted Wednesday 11/14/18 at 10:03PM EST
Michael Avenatti arrested for alleged domestic violence
Source: The Daily Beast
The Stormy Daniels attorney, who became a cable news fixture earlier this year, was taken into custody after a woman with "visible injuries" filed a criminal complaint. TMZ inititially reported that his "estranged wife" filed the complaint, but she later released a statement denying he hit her. After his release, Avenatti said: "I have never been physically abusive in my life nor was I last night. Any accusations to the contrary are fabricated and meant to do harm to my reputation. I look forward to being fully exonerated.” ALSO: Alyssa Milano disavows Avenatti following his arrest.
Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 3:04PM EDT
Michael Avenatti calls Tucker Carlson "pathetic" and "cowardly" for running a "Creepy Porn Lawyer" chyron on screen during their interview
“I expected to be treated with respect, and certainly not to be lied to,” said Avenatti. “I had no idea until after the show because I don’t have any way of seeing the camera lines when I’m on set...I thought that it was a new low for Fox, which is saying something. And I thought it was pathetic and cowardly of Tucker Carlson.”
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
Tucker Carlson's interview with "creepy porn lawyer" Michael Avenatti devolved into a 13-minute "shoutfest"
Source: The Daily Beast
The Fox News host's long-awaited interview with Stormy Daniels' attorney was "worse than you're imagining," says Matt Wilstein. Carlson mocked Avenatti throughout the interview by displaying different "Creepy Porn Lawyer" chyrons at the bottom of the screen -- at one point abbreviating the insult as "CPL." Wilstein adds: "It wasn’t until the final moments of the gross display that the words on the screen migrated into Carlson’s mouth. 'Creepy porn lawyer, great to see you,' the host said, getting the last word and cutting to commercial." After the interview, Avenatti seemed to express regret, tweeting that Carlson had agreed to ditch the "name calling" beforehand.
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Michael Avenatti: "Get your popcorn ready" because I'm visiting Fox News' Tucker Carlson
The Stormy Daniels attorney is scheduled to appear live on Fox News tonight at 8 pm on Tucker Carlson Tonight. Avenatti has expressed interest in going on Carlson's show in the past, but the Fox News host refused to accept Avenatti’s caveat of no longer using the insulting nicknames -- like "creepy porn lawyer."
Posted Thursday 8/23/18 at 1:52PM EDT
Anthony Scaramucci couldn't find any buyers for his proposed talk show, The Mooch's Table
Source: Page Six
Watch a clip of a three-minute sizzle reel, featuring guests including Michael Avenatti, the former Trump administration official sent to networks and cable channels.
Posted Friday 8/17/18 at 1:55PM EDT
Stormy Daniels says a custody dispute prevented her from joining Celebrity Big Brother UK
Daniels told a host on British talk show Loose Women that there was a last-minute-development in her custody dispute concerning her 7-year-old daughter. Daniels' husband filed for divorce last month in Texas. Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti also weighed in, saying that there was no truth to stories that Daniels pulled out over money.
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 9:28PM EDT
Sean Spicer: I'm developing a TV talk show "where we can have civil, respectful, and informative discussions on the issues of the day"
Source: The New York Times
“In this current environment, I think it’s important to have a platform where we can have civil, respectful, and informative discussions on the issues of the day,” says the former White House press secretary of his proposed talk show, which is shooting a pilot next month. Titled Sean Spicer's Common Ground, the network-less talk show pilot will feature Spicer hosting “some of the most interesting and thoughtful public figures for a drink and some lite conversation at a local pub or cafe," according to a pitch sheet obtained by The New York Times. “The relaxed atmosphere is an ideal setting for Sean to get to know his guests as they discuss everything from the media to marriage,” the pitch continues. “They might even tangle over the merits of making your bed or the value of a great point guard.” ALSO: Michael Avenatti turned down a request to appear on the pilot.
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 1:46PM EDT
Michael Avenatti insists his Stephen Colbert appearance with Anthony Scaramucci had nothing to do with pitching a new show
"Last night was not a 'debut,'" the Stormy Daniels attorney tweeted this morning of his Late Show interview with, which was dubbed a "backdoor pilot" for a potential cable news show on MSNBC and CNN. "We were invited on the show to discuss the issues, which I enjoyed. To be clear: I have ZERO interest in my own TV show. My focus is on winning the cases at hand for my client and disclosing the truth about the cover-up to the American people."
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 4:48AM EDT
Stephen Colbert lets Michael Avenatti and Anthony Scaramucci preview their potential TV show
Source: The Daily Beast
The President Trump antagonist and the former Trump communications director made their debut on The Late Show Wednesday night, one month after The New York Times reported that a show starring the duo was being pitched to CNN and MSNBC. Their Colbert appearance was "sort of Natti & The Mooch Show backdoor pilot," as Deadline put it. But the friends demurred when asked if they were actually auditioning for a show, with Avenatti joking that any show starring them would be "the male version of Thelma and Louise." According to Marlow Stern, their act -- which included testing potential catchphrases like “Are we gonna whine or are we gonna talk?” -- bombed. "That Avenatti and Scaramucci, supposed ideological foes—one of whom is currently representing a woman suing the president, who considers the other a close confidant—are pitching a talk show together feels craven and wrong, and lends credence to charges of self-promotion," says Stern, adding: "Colbert’s bullshi*t detector must have been unplugged, because the late-night host appeared more than fine with having his show be exploited by the two aspiring TV stars. He poured them glasses of rosé, as if it were the fourth hour of the Today show, and lobbed them (mostly) softball questions."
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Stephen Colbert will bring together Michael Avenatti and Anthony Scaramucci next week
The anti-Trump Stormy Daniels attorney and the pro-Trump former White House communications director will visit The Late Show on Wednesday, in a preview of reported proposal for their own cable news show.
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 2:40PM EDT
A Michael Avenatti-Anthony Scaramucci TV show is being pitched
Source: The New York Times
The New York Times reports that a "television show featuring Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who is suing President Trump on behalf of a pornographic film actress, and the former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was pitched to two cable networks in recent weeks, people briefed on the matter said on Thursday. The prominent television agent Jay Sures discussed with executives at CNN and MSNBC the concept of a program where the two men would square off, according to three people briefed on the issue." Asked to comment, Avenatti said: “I have no interest in television right now."
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 4:18PM EDT
Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti: I'm not interested in a TV career
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Avenatti has made so many TV appearances between CNN and MSNBC over the past two months that there's rampant speculation that his first move after the Stormy Daniels lawsuit is over will be getting his own show. But Avenatti tells The Hollywood Reporter: "I have no intention of having a career in television. My focus is on this case and my other clients." ALSO: Avenatti has received a lot of free media exposure.
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 9:08PM EDT
SNL's celeb-filled cold opens have become tired and "cringeworthy pieces of self-satisfied liberal propaganda"
The recent star-studded cold opens mocking President Trump's scandals have become parodies of themselves, says Harry Cheadle. Beyond the novelty, he says, "the jokes are tired references to current events that never build on one another. Instead, they are limply tossed out as obvious applause lines to an anti-Trump crowd." ALSO: Rudy Giuliani refers to Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti as "a guy who books for Saturday Night Live."
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
Will Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti end up with an MSNBC show?
Source: Vanity Fair
Avenatti has become a regular on MSNBC over the past two months, especially on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell. According to Vanity Fair's sources, he was spotted casually mentioning getting his own show with MSNBC president Phil Griffin after the White House Correspondents' Dinner. But Avenatti says he didn't recall the conversation. “I’ve been approached by a number of networks who have explored the possibility of me possibly having my own show once the case is resolved,” he says, “but I’m not seriously entertaining any of those ideas because right now, I’m focused on the task at hand." ALSO: Stephen Colbert teases new Stormy Daniels evidence with guest Avenatti. UPDATE: Avenatti showed Colbert the $130,000 wire transfer payment to his client.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Stormy Daniels' attorney to visit tonight with Stephen Colbert
Michael Avenatti tweeted: "Looking forward to joining @StephenAtHome on @colbertlateshow @cbs tonight. Always good to be around a like-minded, staunch supporter of Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen. #basta"