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Don Lemon steps away from politics to host a new late night show and receives a peace offer from Warner Bros. CEO David Zaslav. Discovery, according to reports: Entertainment: Business Times

Don Lemon failed to land another high-profile journalism post after leaving CNN with his tail between his legs, so he’s moving on to a late-night talk show, a new report claims.

“It has always been Don’s dream to host his own talk show. The opportunity almost came about when CNN launched its short-lived streaming service, and now it has finally happened,” an unnamed source told The National Enquirer.

“I’m not sure the public is hungry for Don to break the news about his friends from The Real Housewives and talk about Wendy Williams, but I know they would like to see him retire from politics,” it went further.

The controversial news anchor, 58, has been trying to regain his stardom since he was fired from CNN last year, but all his attempts have failed. Don’s podcast reportedly struggled to gain traction, and his deal with X fell through.

“It forced him to explore new avenues in entertainment,” a television insider told Entertainment News.

Called a Bravo-style chatfest, Don’s new concept promises to combine celebrity interviews and audience engagement with groundbreaking pop culture critiques. “There’s always a lot going on in Don, so I’m not ruling anything out!” his spokesperson announced.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. CEO David Zaslav Discovery, brought ousted CNN journalist Don Lemon a $1,600 bottle of wine as a peace offering while they were dining at a Manhattan steakhouse.

According to Puck News, Don reportedly received a bottle of 2017 Opus One Cabernet blend during dinner with husband Tim Malone at Porter House near Columbus Circle last month.

Zaslav, CEO of CNN’s parent company, was at the same restaurant on a double date with his wife Pam Zaslav, as well as billionaire private equity entrepreneur David Rubenstein and his wife Caryn Zucker, Puck News reported.

Don, who was reportedly paid $24.5 million in a severance deal with CNN, was supposedly so moved by David’s gesture that he got up and joined them at the table for a conversation. The two boys had previously met at Barney Greengrass, a popular Jewish restaurant on the Upper West Side.

David and Don exchanged “bland pleasantries,” according to Puck News. Last April, the broadcaster’s 17-year stint at CNN came to an end after he reportedly alienated colleagues and management with his antics and comments.

Don, a former primetime personality who was demoted to co-anchor of the weekday morning show alongside Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins, was chastised by his co-hosts in December 2022 for claiming women’s football is less exciting than men’s football.

The New York Post said in February last year that Don became enraged and yelled at Kaitlan off-air and in front of a colleague for interrupting him during the show.

Kaitlan was so shocked by the encounter that she left the studio, sources said.

Days after the event, Don caused another stir when he declared on air that Nikki Haley, the 51-year-old Republican presidential candidate, was “not in her prime.” The resulting outrage prompted the network to suspend Don.

Don also reportedly ignored producers’ directives during a tense April interview with Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, who claimed the National Rifle Association was helping African Americans gain equal rights in the United States. Days after his interview he was fired.

Don Lemon has yet to confirm his alleged plans for his own late-night talk show. So, avid followers of the former CNN anchor should take all these speculations with a grain of salt until everything is proven true and correct.

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