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Sumner Redstone Delighted to Be Accused of Bribery

Last month, the Daily Beast's Peter Lauria reported that crotchety 87-year-old media baron Sumner Redstone was forcing MTV to run a reality show about a sexy (but terrible) unknown girl band called the Electric Barbarellas, with whom he is hilariously obsessed. Then, on Monday, Redstone left a message for Lauria demanding a "reward" for the name of his confidential source (you can hear the delightful voice mail here). A Viacom source tells the Post today, "Sumner wants to be consequential. Sumner is really proud of what he did. This guy is loving it ... He likes people to know he's still alive." The Electric Barbarellas will certainly be impressed. [Page Six/NYP]

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