Hollywood super agent Ari Emanuel sends feisty legal letter to NBC after Brian Williams' 'Rock Center' grilling

By Daily Mail Reporter

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Hot-shot Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel has sent a feisty legal letter to NBC complaining about his treatment in a recent interview for 'Rock Center.'

Ari claims he agreed in 'good faith' to chat with his two high-powered brothers Chicago Mayor Rahm and bioethicist Ezekiel to Williams about Ezekiel's new book 'Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family.'

But a source told The New York Post that when the three got to the New York City bar to prerecord the interview earlier this month, the NBC anchor was acting 'like it was for "Meet the Press."'

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Not happy: Hot-shot Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel, pictured, has sent a feisty legal letter to NBC complaining about his treatment in a recent interview for 'Rock Center'

Not happy: Hot-shot Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel, pictured, has sent a feisty legal letter to NBC complaining about his treatment in the recent interview for 'Rock Center'

'Ari was not happy with it,' the source told the newspaper. 'It was very odd, and (the brothers) were caught off guard. They were there to talk about the book and growing up together. They had offers to do this interview with lots of other people.'

 

According to The Post, Ari's letter, which his agency WME confirmed was sent to NBC, said: 'This was not what we agreed to. He felt like he did the interview in good faith and he was irritated.'

An NBC source told The Post that the story on Friday's episode of 'Rock Center' was 'in no way influenced' by Ari's letter.

A rep for the agent declined to comment to The Post.

A spokesman for NBC told the newspaper: 'We hope viewers will see (the) interview as a lively conversation with three famously colorful brothers who embody a great American story of success.'

Interview: Williams' interview with the three brothers, pictured right, started off more jovial

Interview: Williams' interview with the three brothers, pictured right, started off more jovial

Book: The interview was to chat about bioethicist Ezekie Emanuel's book 'Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family'

Book: The interview was to chat about bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel's book 'Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family'

Clients: Ari, pictured left and right, has scored of famous clients including Justin Timberlake
Clients: Ari, pictured left and right, has scored of famous clients including Justin Timberlake

Clients: Ari, pictured left with his wife and right with Justin Timberlake, has scored of famous clients including the singer

Ari's agitation is clear in the 10-minute segment, and Williams even refers to it, after calling his reliance on his cell phone 'tragic'.

'... As we learned (the brothers) don't love being challenged or prodded,' Williams says in a voice over. 'Ari's facial expressions speak volumes when the conversation turned to his scorched Earth reputation in Hollywood.

Ari then seemingly makes a thinly veiled threat at the network.

'If somebody crosses us... they know we are going to be in the trench if its appropriate and I promise you that we are going to be on their side and it's going to be a battle,' he says.

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Three slime ball liberals. They thought NBC would only ask soft ball questions of them because thats the way NBC treats ALL OTHER SLIMEBALL LIBERALS.

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They are about as American as a Toyota

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Brian Williams, the consummate professional. The Rahm brothers, not so much. Their collective and individual arrogance is obnoxious.

Click to rate     Rating   60

Ari clearly is not in the "great place" he claimed to be in the interview if he had a temper tantrum and went off on NBC.

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Axis of Evil.......

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Brian Williams, as always did a stellar job, juggling 3 horrifically arrogant and pompous individuals. They were sooooo haughty & superior. Who cares about the hurt feelings. Man up, nobody cares about you or your brothers!!

Click to rate     Rating   65

Wow, Jeremy Piven was the perfect person to play Ari and I don't think he had to do too much acting.

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Are they from Germany

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Pathetic your supposedly a tough cut-throat agent but cry and have your lawyer send a letter cuz your liberal media friends interview was not fluffy enough. As sad as your brother threatening the Obama family dogs life.

Click to rate     Rating   88

I thought it was an interesting and fun interview. Ari, you're taking yourself waaaaaaaaay too seriously. Get over yourself.

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