• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest

Olbermann out at MSNBC

Terse statement ends his show tonight.

Keith Olbermann
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

MSNBC abruptly cut ties to Keith Olbermann, its most popular host and a lightning rod for controversy (and viewers). Here's the statement from MSNBC: MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract. The last broadcast of Countdown with Keith Olbermann will be this evening. MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC's success and we wish him well in his future endeavors.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy