Keith Olbermann rounds up tabloid and entertainment news every night on “Keeping Tabs.” On Thursday, Jan. 25 he said this:
Nicole Kidman has been in a car accident and at the time there were zombies riding on her roof. Seen in paparazzi footage, Miss Kidman was being dragged in a Jaguar by a camera rig on the set of her upcoming movie “The Invasion.” The rig took one of those slippery movie corners a little too hard and that was not in the script. The Jaguar went right into a lamp post. Miss Kidman and a young boy, believed to be a stunt person, were taken to the hospital.
Also hospital bound, the camera crew and the men pretending to be the zombies on the roof of the car. Everyone checked out fine, unless you count the zombies, who’s conditions remain undead.
Speaking of undead, there is the career of actor Isaiah Washington. First he did call his “Grey’s Anatomy” castmate a derogatory term for homosexuals. The he claimed he’d never used that F-word. Then he apologized for using that F-word. Tonight he’s in therapy.
In a statement he writes: "With the support of my family and friends, I have begun counsel... I regard this as a necessary step toward understanding why I did what I did and making sure it never happens again."
No word if he is in a sleep away program or if it’s just out-patient, but that actor did skip the show’s taping Tuesday to meet with gay rights activists.
And more shocking news from the world of beauty pageants. Miss U.S.A.
Tara Conner’s first post-rehab interview will be on “The Today Show.” February 1st the big day for the now clean and sober American princess, to be followed by an appearance on “The Tonight Show” the next day.
TMZ.com reports that Today beat out Oprah Winfrey for the prized booking, shame too. She has a tough time getting people on that show. According to pageant sources, Miss Conner chose Today because the interview would be all about her and on Oprah she would have to have shared the couch with Mr. Trump and his hair.
Is rehab offered for “American Idol” addicts? This week the judges are less mean, but the contestants seem much more weird. Change, of course, or just another clever publicity stunt from the show.