Itinerant news anchor and malcontent Keith Olbermann is suing Current TV, which fired him late last week, for violating his contract and torpedoing his show, to the tune of $70 million in damages and unpaid compensation.

Olbermann says that the inept "Al Gore, Joel Hyatt and the management of Current are no more than dilettantes portraying entertainment industry executives."

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Keith Olbermann, the controversial, progressive commentator who abruptly left MSNBC in January, will return June 20 at his next home, Current TV.

The new Countdown with Keith Olbermann will air weeknights at 8 p.m. on the relatively new Current channel, co-founded by former V.P. Al Gore.

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Just weeks after his firing by MSNBC, lightning rod anchor Keith Olbermann has announced his return to television, taking a leadership position at Current TV.

Al Gore's public affairs channel, which the former V.P. launched in 2005, also offered Olbermann an equity stake, the unabashed liberal personality said Tuesday.

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Keith Olbermann, one of the best known cable news personalities on either side of the political spectrum, was abruptly fired yesterday by MSNBC.

Olbermann, in the middle of a four-year $30 million deal set to last until 2012, announced on last night's edition of Countdown that it was his last.

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