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Posts Tagged ‘Ari Gold’

NBC Hits Gold Prodding Ari Emanuel

March 26, 2013

Ari Emanuel was apparently so unhappy with an interview with Brian Williams that he sent NBC a “fiery legal letter,” in which he wrote “This was not what we agreed to.”The Emanuel brothers sat down with Williams on “Rock Center with Brian Williams” to talk about bioethicist Ezekiel’s new book, Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family. Williams adopted a far more serious interview tone than the Emanuels were expecting, with the discussions becoming so heated that Ari wrote a letter to NBC and submitted a complaint in person to NBC Universal chief Steve Burke. The Emanuels were reportedly prepped for a lighthearted chat, bu instead  Williams asked the brothers “about their connection to Israel and Ari’s  reputation as an ultra-aggressive Hollywood agent, among other things.”
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In Truth is Stranger Than Fiction Department,Super Agent “Ari Gold” Helped Swing The LeBron Deal

July 12, 2010

Today,  Advertising Age provides a bit more of the back story as to how Lebron’s “The Decision” got off the ground. One oddly fitting detail: Hollywood super-agent Ari Emanuel — brother of White House chief of staff Rahm, basis for Entourage’s Ari Gold — was involved in the project since the onset of the NBA Finals, prior to James formally entering the free-agent market.