Video: Keeping Tabs: Naomi Campbell a no show

By Keith Olbermann Anchor, 'Countdown'
Countdown
updated 10/2/2006 4:21:47 PM ET 2006-10-02T20:21:47
COMMENTARY

Keith Olbermann rounds up tabloid and entertainment news every night on “Keeping Tabs.” On Thursday, he had this to say:

Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell is on the verge of getting arrested again-- this time not for throwing a phone, but for phoning it in.  She was a no-show in a Manhattan court. Judge James Gibbon issued a bench warrant for her arrest, but the judge decided not to put that warrant into effect after Campbell’s defense attorney explained he and the prosecutor had reached an agreement that she would be absent. The warrant will be stayed until Campbell’s next court date, November 15th.  The defense lawyer says he’s considering a plea deal, would not offer details. 

Roger Ailes
Roger Ailes, circular gentleman, has spoken again, having already fired or demoted several popular hosts from the ministry of truth’s FOX News Channel and dealing with a nasty fight between another host and his wife, now former Washington bureau chief. Ailes has announced his next 10-year plan. Quoted by several TV blogs as telling his staff, “It’s been a great 10 years, we defied the odds. We should be congratulated but every decision I make from here on end is about the next 10 years,” adding that the minister of truth needed “To focus more on taking audience away from the broadcast networks not the other cable news networks.”

Not so fast Sidney Greenstreet.  Check out Wednesday night’s ratings at midnight ET, 9 p.m. PT:

“Countdown” is in first place in the only ratings the industry cares about, viewers 25 to 54, beat FOX News and Brit Hume by 16,000, beat Larry King by 52,000 -- Houston, goodbye!

Beat Glenn Beck by 181,000?

Mr. Ailes might want to focus back on keeping the other cable news networks from taking the audience from his own network and leaving some food for Canada. 

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