Ben Silverman blames everyone but himself

Ben Silverman isn't any more gracious on the way out than he was on the way in.

Hours after announcing his departure from NBC Universal, where he spent two undistinguished years as co-chief of entertainment, the former wunderkind talent agent was spinning hard, blaming his very public failure on the corporate environment that surrounded him.

"I learned so much about management, human resources and financial oversight," Silverman tells the New York Post today. "But I like to move really quickly. I found it was harder to capitalize on a vision and agenda inside a corporation. It was hard trying to change the culture."