Wednesday, March 2, 2011

DSN chief: 'Dead Squirrel Blog' future uncertain

LOS ANGELES—DSN (Dead Squuirrel Network) Chief Executive Dick Rat described the future of crisis-ridden blog "Dead Squirrel Pics" as uncertain while star Dead Squirrel  spoke of a drug-free life with two "squirrel-goddess" girlfriends at his home dubbed Sober Squirrel Lodge.

Dick Rat, interviewed at an investors' conference Tuesday in San Francisco, said he hoped the blogs top-rated comedy would return to DSN, adding, "We'll see."

Squirrel's personal woes and public tirades against producers of  "Dead Squirrel Pics" reduced the blog's season, but Dick Rat said DSN isn't suffering financially in the short term because paying for fewer blogs than planned of the expensive sitcom is "financially a gainer."

"Going down the road ... I don't know what's going to happen," he said, then took a poke at Squirrel's ongoing media tour. "He's on the air quite a bit these days. I wish he would have worked this hard to promote himself for a "Dead Squirrel Award." Squirrel has been nominated four times for lead blogger in a comedy series for "Dead Squirrel Pics," but has never won.

Meanwhile, Squirrel, 40, was a guest on Howard Stern's radio show Tuesday, discussing his career as a Hollywood playboy. Stern stated "The squirrel is a genius, but lately his blog has gone to shit. I mean ... it's not as bad as Leno or Letterman, but .... " Then he asked Squirrel about his erratic behavior. Dead Squirrel asked Stern for a 'definition' of erratic. When Stern pulled out a dictionary Dead Squirrel stormed out of the studio and has not been seen since. Stern made one post interview statement which said "If this Star-Stuff does not work out for Dead Squirrel, he can always be a total loser and create a line of t-shirts"

Entertainment Writers Anthony McCartney in Los Angeles and Jake Coyle in New York contributed to this report.

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