TMZ's Van Lathan Fired After Newsroom Confrontation

Van Lathan is no longer a personality on TMZ.

He was dismissed from his job after a confrontation with fellow talking head Michael Babcock.

According to Page Six, the two got into a heated argument during a TMZ Live episode about a week and a half ago. The exchange was edited out but the words continued into the newsroom. A source said Lathan told Babcock that there would be trouble if Michael "ever embarrassed him like that again."

Lathan was suspended and then fired over the threat, A source said the people at TMZ were shocked at the dismissal. Lathan had been a huge part of their recent success. He famously took on Kanye West in an explosive on-air confrontation.

Should Lathan have been fired for his words?



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