Erin Andrews: “Tentatively Agrees” To ESPN Deal

Michael Hiestand of USA TODAY has the latest on the employment status of Erin Andrews at ESPN:

Erin Andrews and ESPN have tentatively agreed to a new deal to replace her current one, which expires this week. ESPN executive Norby Williamson, declining to say how Andrews’ on-air roles might change, says, “We hope to have a deal signed soon.”

Saturday I reported that despite a report that Andrews was staying at ESPN, she had not signed a contract yet. Appears that hasn’t changed.

If EA stays @ the WWL, her first ESPN-arranged endorsement will be…*

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Per my Saturday report, if Andrews does re-sign with ESPN, get ready to see her in a lot of commercials. (Beats seeing Berman’s doll hair-coiffure at Applebees every quarter hour.)

*UPDATE: Disregard the poll. (Accidentally recycled from when Golic re-signed.)

Update On The Status Of Erin Andrews At ESPN

Erin Andrews‘ contract with ESPN officially expires at the end of the week. Monday evening John Ourand of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL reported on Twitter:

Erin Andrews avoids foul ball at College World Series

Erin Andrews will be staying at ESPN, according to Jim Miller, who is teaming with Tom Shales to write the definitive book on the network.

Here’s Miller’s bio. After Ourand’s note tonight, I emailed and spoke with multiple sources familiar with the situation and was told that no contract has been signed. Read more…

Erin Andrews: Congratulations On a Fine Showing

Here’s looking at #2, kiddo.

Erin Andrews Here's Looking At #2

If not for last-second scrap of Venus Williams tribute dance, things might’ve been different.

ESPN Reporter Erin Andrews Sure Can … Dance!

Here’s some screen grabs and video of ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews last night during ABC’s Dancing With The Stars reality show.

Erin Andrews Dancing With The Stars With Shirtless Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Erin Andrews Dancing With The Stars With Shirtless Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Erin Andrews Dancing With The Stars With Shirtless Maksim Chmerkovskiy

This particular move was inspired by Bob Ley and Linda Cohn in the break room at Bristol:

Erin Andrews Dancing With The Stars With Shirtless Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Also below are some captures and video from her appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Show last night. (I need 600cc’s of carbs … STAT!)

Erin Andrews and Jimmy Kimmel

Erin Andrews and Jimmy Kimmel

ESPN can probably hardly wait to get her back on that N.C. State sideline to take advantage of her new-found, crossover celebrity status. (Still waiting to hear from TMZ if Kate Gosselin has landed sideline duty for Wake Forest-Navy on ESPN3.)  Read more…

Is Reality TV Worth Erin Andrews Risking Her Life?

Earlier this month, TMZ.com reported a man in Newport News, VA., sent this email to the Dan Patrick Show in late March:

Erin Andrews on Dancing With The Stars

“I would like to see if Erin Andrews can dance her way through a hail of gunfire. Better yet I would love to shoot her with a Barrett rifle. Get the pun — her stalker was mr. Barrett and the barrett rifle is an ultra expensive 50 cl. rifle with a range over a mile.

“In spite of this email and others, law enforcement sources tell us the FBI is resistant to making an arrest, because authorities believe the author is engaging in free speech … which is protected.”

“By the way, sources familiar with the author tell us he’s 6′9″ and very bulky.”

TMZ.com previously reported several other emails from the same person directed at Andrews to the Dan Patrick Show that included more death threats and specifically referenced a “suicide vest.”

Erin Andrews on Dancing With The Stars

Knowing the seriousness of the stalker ordeal that Andrews just went through, if TMZ and Andrews attorney Marshall Grossman’s depiction of these fresh threats is completely accurate, why on earth would the FBI refuse to arrest the man?

Erin Andrews on Dancing With The Stars Despite Death Threats

(In wake of TMZ reports of gun violence threats, worth it?)

If, god forbid, Andrews was somehow victimized physically by the emailer in the future, wouldn’t the FBI and Newport News police be blamed for not taking the man into custody? Can you imagine the uproar?

Erin Andrews on Dancing With The Stars

Despite these new reported threats - with the source of them reportedly still on the loose - Andrews was back on the reality show Dancing With The Stars last night, witness these screen captures from her performance.

So why is Andrews still out there? She recently explained the reason to People.com: Read more…

Photo: Erin Andrews Is Attractive, Affectionate

What do Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Woody Hayes have in common?

Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

1) Acts like he’s been there before.
2) Knows the importance of ball security.
3) Plays without a helmet.

Turns Out Erin Andrews is a Very Expressive Lady

A friend breathlessly called last night to tell me that Erin Andrews was due up next on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. I had less than no interest, and didn’t watch. From these well-timed screen captures and video, perhaps I should have.

Erin Andrews on Dancing With The Stars

Thing I’m most happy about is that Andrews is back to her old self. Actually, scratch that, she’s obviously past that point and is comfortable enough to show us a whole ‘nother side of her personality.

Erin Andrews on Dancing With The Stars

Happy for her.


Though an unconfirmed rumor is going around that Tony Kornheiser was distraught over her performance. Something about a “sausage casing.”
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Photo: Erin Andrews Is Back In Her Party Dress

Turns out my sources at Axe were right.

Erin Andrews At Super Bowl Party

Erin Andrews was at the Axe party at LIV in the Fontainebleau Hotel last night.

Sponsor Confirms Erin Andrews To Diddy’s Party

Last Wednesday the MIAMI HERALD and other outlets were reporting that Erin Andrews would be attending a Super Bowl party hosted by Diddy at a Miami Beach hotel nightclub called LIV.

Erin Andrews to attend Diddy Super Bowl party in Miami

As Andrews wasn’t on the promo flyer for the party or on LIV’s website, I was a little suspicious that her name might be being used without her authorization.

Erin Andrews Diddy Super Bowl Party

Today I was contacted by two spokespersons for Axe, the company that is sponsoring the party.

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Our SB Halftime: Erin Andrews Looking Lovely

Erin Andrews was on the job in Los Angeles last night, covering the UCLA-Arizona game. She had the good fashion sense to wear skin-tight pants. Is it just us, or is she starting to sex-it-up a little?

Erin Andrews Skin-Tight Pants Photos

The only thing unseemly during her appearances last night on ESPN was her interview with Rick Neuheisel, who really creeps us out. With his track record (see UW deconstruction in Seattle Times last week, circumstances surrounding his Colorado departure) and his always-overaggressive sales pitch, he makes Bob Toledo look like the Dalai Llama.

Speaking of invoking a deity, after the jump, we’ve got more pics of Erin.

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