Spielberg Denies Report He Was Fired By Redstone
A spokesman for Steven Spielberg has denied a report appearing in the online edition of Radar magazine that Steven Spielberg is leaving DreamWorks. The magazine quoted "sources deep inside Viacom" as saying that Viacom chief Sumner Redstone has decided to oust Spielberg in the same manner he did with Tom Cruise. Both, the article noted, had made huge profits from their back-end deals on the Paramount-distributed War of the Worlds "while the studio sucked wind." However, a spokesman for Spielberg told The Hollywood Reporter, "Radar's radar kind of bounced off an incorrect source." Separately, the spokesman told Radar: "This story is incorrect. Everybody who knows the DreamWorks deal and the Spielberg deal at Viacom knows that he is fireproof." Radar said that it "stands by its source."