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Pat O'Brien Returns to Sports Broadcasting

by Scott Harris, posted Aug 12th 2010 12:00PM
During his years as host of the syndicated celebutainment series 'The Insider,' Pat O'Brien covered Hollywood comeback stories too numerous to mention. Now he's about to cover another comeback tale: his own.

Yes, according to The Hollywood Reporter, O'Brien, who has been floating around on the fringes of the entertainment world for two years since leaving 'The Insider' amidst controversy, finally has landed a new gig. And this time it's back where O'Brien first made his name -- the sports world -- as O'Brien will reportedly be joining the Fox Sports radio broadcast 'Loose Cannons.'

The title of the show, of course, will seem all too appropriate to fans who recall the infamous series of events that led to O'Brien's departure, which culminated in a drunken, sexually aggressive voicemail being leaked to the media.

It appears that O'Brien has finally found a possible path back into the spotlight by returning to sports, which is appropriate; prior to becoming a celebrity-watcher on shows like 'The Insider' and 'Access Hollywood,' O'Brien worked as a sportscaster for CBS and covered five Olympic games. And even though an afternoon radio show is a far cry from the glitz and glamor of Hollywood's red carpets, he couldn't be happier about joining 'Loose Cannons.'

"It's going to be fun," O'Brien, told The New York Post. "A day doesn't go by when someone doesn't ask, 'When are you going back to sports?' This feels like going back home."

"I'm grateful for the opportunity," he added. "There are second chances in this world, and I'm living proof."

You can hear that second chance starting Aug. 16.

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Daisy Mel

Lot's o' Luck Pat. Of course you should have a second chance.

August 13 2010 at 1:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
CK

Hope not. That would make for a boring show..

August 13 2010 at 11:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Wish Belkin

Wonder if he'll bring his coke and hookers with him.

August 13 2010 at 11:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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CK

I hope he does. would make a great show..

August 13 2010 at 11:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Homer

Ennui,Bug,Seth.., C'mon. What's up? Live and let live. You never had a beer or two too many..., said something you wish maybe you hadn't. The man is fortunate enough to have an opportunity to go back to 'work.' The TV folks are willing to give him a chance to earn a living. Why so judgmental? What's your beef? Its a choice. You either watch or you don't watch. The ratings will determine his worthiness to continue.. I'll watch. He's good.

August 13 2010 at 11:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Seth

Is the talent pool really so dry that this ridiculous douchebag is the best option?

August 13 2010 at 10:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bug

Yes, that's great BUT...is he sober?

August 13 2010 at 8:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lawrence fishberg

THIS COUNTRY LOVES TO GIVE SECOND CHANCES TO THE PRIVLEDGED....AS FOR THIS GUY, I WOULD RATHER LISTEN TO A PUDDLE EVAPORATE.

August 13 2010 at 7:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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CK

You sure must be perfect. Hope you enjoy the puddle..

August 13 2010 at 11:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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