Hollywood Reporter has the Scoop

redstone_sumner150x175.jpgA former Variety editor asked FBLA today, “How the hell did the Hollywood Reporter get the scoop with Sumner Redstone.” We don’t know. but we’re working on it. In the meantime, enjoy:

THR: Tell me about the events leading up to (Tuesday’s) announcements.

Redstone: I didn’t sleep one minute last night, with everything going on and worrying about Tom Freston.

Redstone: I was almost crying. I met with him at my house right after the board voted at about 5 p.m. Sunday night to do what they wanted to do. Tom was at my house at about 6 p.m., and it was not an easy discussion. Tom said he loved me and loved the company. I expressed my great affection for him and talked about how our friendship would prevail over what took place. He’s a great guy.

[Update: NYT has much the same stuff. Guess some places went with heart, and others went with with dull analysts.]