Bob Kerrey in ‘Final Stages of Negotiating’ New Gig with MPAA

New School president “talking very seriously with the Motion Picture Association of America”

During an interview with Don Imus Tuesday, Bob Kerrey, whose post as president of the New School will end this fall, said he is "talking very seriously with the Motion Picture Association of America" about a gig with the MPAA and is in the "final stages of negotiating" a deal.

"I haven't taken it yet," Kerry told Imus on his radio show. "I would say we're in the final stages of negotiating."

 "Now we're talking details," the former senator added. "Unless something breaks down in that conversation, I expect to take the job."

"If you took that job," Imus asked Kerrey, "would you be required or feel compelled to respond to this whole Mel Gibson thing?" "Oh God no," Kerrey said.

He added: "It is disturbing, that's for sure."