Video: Injuries plague Hollywood

By Keith Olbermann Anchor, 'Countdown'
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updated 1/29/2007 11:13:45 AM ET 2007-01-29T16:13:45
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Keith Olbermann rounds up tabloid and entertainment news every night on “Keeping Tabs.” On Friday, Jan. 26 he said this:

Hollywood has started its quadrennial dance with presidential hopefuls. 

Barack Obama is getting help from the Dreamworks moguls, including Steven Spielberg.  He’ll be hosting an Obama fund raiser next month for donors who give up to $2,300 each.  Obama is no stranger to Hollywood.  His buddies include George Clooney, Halle Barry and Oprah Winfrey.

Not to be out done, rival Hillary Clinton has managed to lock down the coveted Liz Taylor endorsement early.  Miss Taylor forked over a $2,100 donation, along with the statement, I like the way she thinks, possibly because it, in many respects, differs from the thoughts of her ex-husband, the Republican senator from Virginia, John Warner. 

Lindsay Lohan has yet to endorse a candidate in the race.  Is Jack running, Jack Daniels?  She’s reportedly too busy turning her rehab into free-hab.  According to TMZ.com, Lohan comes and goes at will from the Wonderland Rehab Facility.  Yesterday she took some time off to check her Mercedes in for automotive rehab.  She has also reportedly taken off for trips to her condo, the grocery, a movie set, the liquor store, lunch with friends—hey, wait a minute.  Not the liquor store, somebody made that up.  But other residents at Wonderland told TMZ.com that they are ticked off at Lohan’s special privileges. 

A spokeswoman for the Lohan family, Miss Lohan in particular, said this is not the Betty Ford Clinic.  One key difference, of course, is at the Betty Ford Clinic people focus. 

Hollywood’s recent plagues of injuries continues, and by plague I mean two of them.  First, of course, there was Nicole Kidman suffering minor injuries on the set of “The Invasion” when her Zombie covered car slammed into a pole in downtown L.A.  Miss Kidman was treated and released. The condition of Zombies, was gradually upgraded from undead to dead and finally to just dandy. 

Now, we are learning that less than 24 hours earlier, Bruce Willis got kicked in the head during a fight seen on the set of “Die Hard”—whatever.  Willis went home, but was back on that set yesterday. 

The incident was, "No big deal," according to a representative who had not been kicked in the head. 

    

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