Video: Britney single again

By Keith Olbermann Anchor, 'Countdown'
updated 2/8/2007 10:41:13 AM ET 2007-02-08T15:41:13

Keith Olbermann rounds up tabloid and entertainment news every night on “Keeping Tabs.”

Snickers has been forced to pull its dubious Super Bowl ad.  Snickers used to brag it satisfies.  Not so much with the kissing mechanics ad.  Two guys do the whole “Lady and The Tramp” thing with a Snickers bar. 

You get the point.  It’s supposed to be cute and funny.  Not only did gay rights groups object, called it prejudiced and inexcusable, many viewers objected, calling it inappropriate for network viewing on an early Sunday night, particularly because of the bonus ad material on the website. 

An alternate ending shows the mechanics beating each other up after the kiss.  There is also supplemental sound of Super Bowl players mocking the kiss.  It turns out the National Football League, which usually goes over the Super Bowl commercials with a fine toothed comb, never saw this one beforehand, so they say. 

Britney Spears has herself reportedly been the recipient of the old boot.  The pop princess is supposed to be back on the singles scene, attention gentlemen.  It’s reported that her current ex-boyfriend Isaac Cohen broke up with her on Sunday night over the phone --   Stay classy Isaac -- allegedly saying Spears was too much of a whirlwind.  Meantime, Miss Britney got irked by another ex last night.  TMZ reporting Britney went off on a New York D.J. when he played a Justin Timberlake song, which was quickly changed to something less offensive, a list which include things like nails scraping across a chalkboard. 


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