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From Show-and-Tell to Showbiz: Is Weiner Going Hollywood?

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Resigning New York Congressman Anthony Weiner might be out of one job, but has a couple of new offers that could find the not-so-camera-shy politician going Hollywood. A couple of high-profile gigs are dangling like proverbial carrots in front of Weiner, including a working for porn king Larry Flynt, and taking a turn in front of the cameras for TV's "Entourage."

Flynt posted his plea for Weiner to join the Hustler team in their internet division (for 20% more than his current salary, plus benefits) on his website in the form of an open letter. Says Flynt:

Again, I cannot emphasize enough the genuineness of this offer. We are a serious corporation which, as you know, has been heavily involved in the political environment of this country for over thirty-five years. Our key missions have consistently included the crucial fight of battling hypocrisy within the federal and state governments. Flynt Management Group, LLC and Hustler Magazine have been dedicated to decades of serious political commentary. Just as we do not undertake insincere political crusades, we do not make insincere job offers.

Another request was issued earlier this week, but only revealed publicly yesterday by the Hollywood Reporter: "Entourage executive producer Doug Ellin has reached out Anthony Weiner to play himself on the show." So far, Ellin says there's been no response.

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Besides therapy, where will Weiner likely take his package deal next?