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President Obama wants to host SportsCenter when he 'retires'

"At least I know what I want to do when I retire … host ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 list," Obama says.
By Evan Bleier   |   Dec. 5, 2013 at 12:20 PM   |   Comments

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Dec. 5 (UPI) -- During a Nov. 26 meeting with entertainment execs at DreamWorks Animation, President Barack Obama requested a small favor from Disney CEO Robert Iger when he leaves the White House.

"At least I know what I want to do when I retire … host ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 list," Obama said.

Iger, whose Disney properties include ESPN, laughed but didn't respond.

"Everyone had a good giggle," a person who attended the meeting told the Hollywood Reporter.

Other executives on hand included Disney's Alan Horn, Fox's Jim Gianopulos, Sony's Amy Pascal, and CBS' Leslie Moonves.

That wasn’t the only crack that Obama made during his speech, as the president also joked that his ears were the inspiration for DWA’s Shrek. The president did touch on serious topics like piracy and Iran.

Obama isn't the only celebrity to recently be linked to the popular ESPN show as Will Farrell was scheduled to appear on Thursday as Ron Burgundy. Unfortunately, that appearance was cancelled due to an announcement about the sexual assault case against FSU quarterback Jameis Winston.


[The Hollywood Reporter]

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