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Tattle: Keith Olbermann having tax hassle with New York

TATTLE LOVED Keith Olbermann on ESPN, when he and Dan Patrick made "SportsCenter" must-see viewing, but we haven't seen him much since he became a Liberal flame-thrower on MSNBC.


Keith Olbermann

on ESPN, when he and

Dan Patrick

made "SportsCenter" must-see viewing, but we haven't seen him much since he became a Liberal flame-thrower on MSNBC.

And although Olbermann's tax woes with New York State may not make him a candidate for his "Worst Person in the World," his enemies in punditry are sure enjoying themselves.

The host of "Countdown" owes New York $2,269.50, according to a tax warrant obtained by the Associated Press. State Tax and Finance Department spokesman Tom Bergin said the debt recorded against the TV host's Olbermann Broadcasting Empire Inc., based in L.A., is still open.

MSNBC spokesman Jeremy Gaines called it a bookkeeping disagreement between Keith's accountants and the state and said it was resolved months ago.

Bergin said the debt could have been resolved, but it has not yet been legally "satisfied" and so remains an open case.

The tax debt has been featured on, which referred to Keith as a "deadbeat," and among Page Six items in the New York Post. The Post referred to Olbermann as a "professional angry man" who likes tax-and-spend liberals "but didn't pay his own taxes."

Rosie to wait to re-marry

Rosie O'Donnell and Kelli Carpenter have already walked the walk down the aisle and don't plan on a repeat performance anytime soon.

Rosie wed Kelli four years ago when the mayor of San Francisco allowed same-sex marriages. The California Supreme Court later declared such marriages invalid.

Now the court has changed its mind, saying the first ruling was discriminatory, but Rosie told AP Radio that she and Kelli are "going to wait until it's legal everywhere, because otherwise, I said to Kelli, we'll be going around touring the country on the marriage tour every state by state."


* With Dan Gross off, it's up to Tattle to report on Mary Carey.

According to the VH1 blog, the porn star-turned-gubernatorial candidate, last seen discussing her demons with Dr. Drew in "Celebrity Rehab," will run for the California State Assembly (District 43) as Mary "Carey" Cook.

"I have always loved politics and know that the State Assembly would be a better position to begin my career in politics," Mary said in a statement. "I want to energize people into caring about local politics again – much like we've seen in the national primaries. But unlike one of the presidential primary contenders, I'm actually a politician you'd want to get screwed by!"

Now there's a candidate Tattle can get behind.

* Yesterday it was Ed McMahon, today's it's Evander Holyfield. The former heavyweight champ could lose his $10 million home in Atlanta because he can't pay his mortgage.

He also reportedly owes $6,000 in child support.

* World Entertainment News Network says "Dr. Who" may be dating his daughter. Actually, David Tennant, 37, may be dating his on-screen daughter played by Georgia Moffett, 23, but that's not as salacious.

* Lynda Carter (aka Wonder Woman) was rowing Wednesday in Washington, D.C. when she spotted a floater in the Potomac and dialed 911.

Police believe the unidentified dead woman, said to be about 40, fell in the river during a hike.

* Us Weekly says 17-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears and her fiance Casey Aldridge have bought a home in out-of-the-way Liberty, Miss., to start their family.

She's due this summer.

Here's hoping the too-young couple gets a nanny.

And someone for the baby.

* In a related story, paparazzo Edwin W. Merino has been arrested in Liberty accused of stalking Jamie Lynn and Casey.

Merino posted bond Tuesday. He is scheduled to appear in court next week.

Authorities in Liberty said Merino wouldn't leave the pair alone.

He denied the accusations to the Associated Press, saying he was about 200 feet away from the couple using a long lens when he was arrested at a gas station.

"The one picture I got was kind of by luck," he said. "I got lucky when I saw them at Wal-Mart when I was buying deodorant."

* Ah, the irony.

Jeff Probst says "Survivor: Gabon - Earth's Last Eden" has been plagued with problems, one of which is that the crew housing has not arrived and they're going to have to live in tents.

Hey, it's "Survivor."

But that's not all.

"There's so much truly wild life out there, we're not sure what to do," Probst said. "We don't want the animals around for safety reasons, but we'd love to have a hippo sneak in every so often. I just got a call from our executive producer that we've got hippo tracks at base camp."

Hippo? Sneak?

* The Hollywood Reporter says Connie Britton and Chris Parnell will star opposite Lindsay Lohan (she's acting again?) in "Labor Pains," about a woman who fakes being pregnant so her boss won't fire her.

Production is slated to start next week in L.A. It's unclear when Lindsay will anounce she's dropping out of the production.

* Ozzy Osbourne has accepted undisclosed libel damages and an apology over a claim by London's Daily Star that he was ill at the Brit Awards.

Ozzy sued over a story that alleged he had fallen twice before the show and was carted around in an electric buggy.

Those types of stories used to be good for Ozzy.

* The country group Rascal Flatts will perform in the upcoming Hannah Montana movie.

Wow, now we really can't wait.

* Kelsey Grammer is home from the hospital, four days after suffering a mild heart attack.

An out-of-work Daphne, finally realizing Niles is gay, has returned to care for him. *

Daily News wire services contributed to this report.