Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Anthony Scaramucci To Host TMZ For A Day, Live From The Ashes Of The American Republic

GettyImages-822303588.jpg
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Anthony Scaramucci, whose extremely short-lived tenure as White House communications director launched a thousand memes, will be taking on a new, temporary role come Monday: TMZ host.

As announced on Wednesday morning, Scaramucci will host both the TMZ on TV (which has apparently been on the air since 2007) and the online show TMZ Live. He will host TMZ Live with TMZ founder Harvey Levin.

"I'm really grateful to Harvey Levin and the entire TMZ family for this vote of confidence," Scaramucci said in a statement.

"It will only be 1/11th of a Scaramucci," he added in a tweet, referencing the fact that his short time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has now become a joke unit of measurement.

Support for LAist comes from

"Anthony Scaramucci will have an even shorter run on TMZ than he did as White House Communications Director, but it is going to be awesome," Levin added in a statement.

Yes, we remain truly in awe of this turn of events, rivaled only by Scaramucci's equally awesome-in-the-true-sense-of-the-word July interview with Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker.

TMZ on TV airs at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. on weekdays on Fox 11. You can check your local listings here.

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that Scaramucci's Twitter bio just reads "The best is yet to come."

Most Read