Every few hours, I receive updates on “Where Is Ben Silverman?” Lunching with John Feltheimer at Katsuya in Brentwood. Sitting with Harry Sloan and Ernie Dell at the Dodgers ballgame. And always smiling, smiling, smiling. But Silverman was snarling when Elle magazine phoned him to talk about Katherine Pope whom Ben threw under the bus during their NBC/Universal TV days. Silverman at work functions used to refer to Pope and another female executive as “my fembots,” meaning, “hot women who would go out and kill for him” — a Neanderthal compliment. When asked about this by the mag, Silverman sent back various vituperative e-mails saying, among other things not appropriate for that genteel publication, “Do u work for some executive online lie factory or elle?” He denied having made the “fembot” remark, and told Elle he and Pope were on great terms. Sure, that’s why back in the day he was suspected of leaking to the New York Post what a “black widow” Katherine allegedly was –claiming all the NBC shows she touched died, while offering only praise for himself.
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