Disney: Room For Two Lion Kings?By
Since he's not telling, we may never know exactly what made Michael Ovitz throw in his lot with Walt Disney Chairman Michael D. Eisner on Aug. 14. But insiders say it was clear Hollywood's premier power broker wasn't long for the talent agency business. In June, amid media fanfare, Ovitz walked away from a $250 million offer to run MCA Inc. for friend Edgar Bronfman Jr. After that, he seemed oddly troubled, say sources at mighty Creative Artists Agency Inc. "You could see it in his eyes," says one top CAA agent. "His phone calls were down by half, he was canceling lunches. He just looked like he didn't want to be here any longer."
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