Video: Miss USA's cocaine confession

By Keith Olbermann Anchor, 'Countdown'
updated 2/1/2007 11:18:44 AM ET 2007-02-01T16:18:44

Keith Olbermann rounds up tabloid and entertainment news every night on “Keeping Tabs.” On Wednesday, Jan. 31 he said this:

Miss USA's drug use
Former Miss USA Tara Conner’s substance abuse issues go well beyond alcohol.  In an exclusive interview with our own Matt Lauer, Miss Conner admits she has used cocaine.  The 21-year-old Miss USA says it’s a relief to reveal her drug use, after rumors swirled in the media.  Conner spent 31 days in rehab after nearly losing her crown last month because of inappropriate behavior in several night clubs in New York City. 

She has moved to a different apartment in New York and now has a pageant chaperone living with her.  Tara Conner’s first live interview since leaving rehab is tomorrow more than on “Today.”  In addition to her alcohol and drug use, she’s also expected to talk about the Playboy rumors and react to Donald Trump, Rosie O’Donnell feud, a feud which began over her before it became another promotional stunt, likely to cause terror fears in major American cities. 

Sidney Sheldon dies
The entertainment world has lost one of its most prolific writers.  Sidney Sheldon died after complication from pneumonia.  There was hardly a medium in which he did not write, from stage, the big, the little screens and novels.  Sidney Sheldon was the creator and producer of “I Dream of Genie,” a show which won him an Emmy Award.  He also won an Oscar and Tony, but Mr. Sheldon writing novels was the most fun he had ever had.  Sidney Sheldon was 89-years-old. 


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