09/13/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chris Albrecht, Former HBO CEO, Leaves IMG In Shock Exit

In a move that caught all of Hollywood flatfooted, former HBO boss Chris Albrecht yesterday resigned unexpectedly from his newly created position as head of the media and entertainment division of talent and marketing powerhouse IMG.

Albrecht came to IMG less than a year ago to fanfare equal to, if not greater than, the infamy that surrounded him when he left HBO after being arrested and charged with assaulting his girlfriend - whom he's still dating - following a boxing match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Prior to the scandal, the former comedy-club owner was nothing short of a programming star, helping to elevate HBO to the pop-culture zenith with hit shows like "The Sopranos," "Six Feet Under," and "Sex and the City."

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