Mary-Kate Olsen, poster child for a healthy lifestyle, was hospitalized last night for a kidney infection, according to People magazine, which apparently been deeply betrayed by this turn of events. "The actress recently said she was in good health," they report in somewhat defensive tones, and to prove it they toss in a quote from MK saying she was at "the top of her game" as recently as September. How dare she lie like that! Anyway, according to her rep, Olsen Numero Uno is "resting comfortably and will be released in the next day or so," so no worries, public, she'll soon be up and back to doing whatever it is she does.
Mary Kate Olsen Hospitalized with Kidney Infection [People]
The Knicks are in such a puzzling downward spiral that Daily News reporters can't even agree on what's up with their favorite team. After coach Isiah Thomas kicked the whole team off the court during practice yesterday for lack of "hustle," the paper's main article claims that there is "increasing speculation that Thomas is on the verge of being fired." "It is a three-ring circus" among the players and staff, said a source. "It's getting worse." But Mike Lupica, the paper's legendary sports columnist, says "Isiah Thomas can't get fired for anything Jimmy [Dolan, chairman of the Knicks] still believes in Isiah, and there is no reason to believe that he's going to stop any time soon." Lupica suggests Dolan and Thomas stand in the middle of the Garden have a town-hall-style meeting, listening to what their paying fans have to say about the way they are destroying New York's team. They'd never do it, but we're desperately hoping that when fans start speaking with their wallets and stop buying tickets to watch team's debacles, the pair will start listening up. That or Jimmy's dad, Charles, will finally pull off his belt and whup the team (and his son) back into shape.
Can we say "whup"? Does that make us sound too butch?
Thomas Kicks Knicks Out Of Practice [NYDN]
Jim Dolan Still Listening to Isiah Thomas [NYDN]
Once a week, Daily Intel takes a peek at what your friends and neighbors are doing behind doors left slightly ajar. Today, the Titillating Temp Worker: 23, female, Williamsburg, journalist, bisexual, single.DAY ONE9:40 a.m.: I wake up clutching my flimsy pillow as if it is a real person. In the two months I've been single, I'm beginning to prefer polyurethane to the pricks I've been sharing my bed with lately.
6:25 p.m.: I'm thinking about calling this guy I met last week for a date, but do I really want to go out with someone who has dreadlocks? I don't do anything.
7:32 p.m.: I make sure my bra and underwear match and I'm wearing my favorite Star Wars T-shirt. In other words, I'm feeling lucky tonight or at least like getting lucky.
9:48 p.m.: My random night leads to hanging out in the hotel room of some band that has a VH1 reality show. I was expecting cocktails and feather boas on the floor. Instead, I get stoners watching HBO.