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Kidman in car crash. Liz Taylor chooses Clinton in '08. Plus: Justin Timberlake now seeing Jessica Biel?

Published January 26, 2007 2:30PM (EST)

Morning Briefing:
Light pole, meet Nicole Kidman: During filming for the upcoming zombie flick "The Invasion" in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, a stunt car carrying Nicole Kidman (with two attacking zombies on the roof) lost control coming around a corner and slammed into a light pole. Kidman was taken to the hospital but quickly released -- she suffered no serious injuries, though two crew members had minor injuries. You can see video of the crash here. (People, TMZ)

Fox subpoenas YouTube: In an ongoing legal dispute about entire episodes of "The Simpsons" and "24" appearing on YouTube, Fox has served the online video site a subpoena to request the identity of the user who uploaded the episodes. Several episodes of the new season of "24" appeared even before the show returned to the air on Jan. 14, and Fox is hoping to find the real person behind the username ECOtotal to help determine how the shows were leaked. (Hollywood Reporter)

Taylor for Clinton in '08: Liz Taylor is throwing her weight behind Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, becoming Clinton's first major celeb supporter. She has already donated $2,100 -- the legal limit -- to Clinton's campaign, and said in a statement on Thursday: "I have contributed to Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign because she has a mind of her own and a very strong one at that. I like the way she thinks. She is very savvy and a smart leader with years of experience in government, diplomacy and politics." (Reuters)

Jackson returns: After nearly two itinerant years abroad following his sexual molestation trial, Michael Jackson has returned -- perhaps briefly -- to American soil. In a conference call with the Associated Press, he allowed only one question, "How are you?" answering, "I'm fine, thank you." Then he read from a prepared statement about his upcoming trip to Japan. (Associated Press)

Justin Timberlake's new special lady friend is rumored to be Jessica Biel -- the actress flew to Utah to visit Timberlake at the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, where sources say they spent the day snowboarding together. (Perez Hilton) ... The Rolling Stones were last year's biggest-earning musical group, according to Forbes magazine, making more than $150 million from concert tickets and album sales. (BBC News) ... The controversial Dakota Fanning film "Hounddog" (see Andrew O'Hehir's review here) hasn't found any buyers yet at Sundance, according to Fox 411. A source told the column: "No one wants it after the terrible reviews." (Fox 411) ... David Lee Roth and Van Halen are reportedly planning a comeback tour this summer, reuniting for the first time in 22 years. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Money Quote:
"The Queen" screenwriter Peter Morgan on having his acceptance speech for best screenplay cut short at the Golden Globes: "Next time I'll tell jokes about buttocks and testicles, like Borat. They might then let me go on longer." (Contact Music)

Turn On:
On Friday night, Sean Astin guest-stars on "Monk" (USA, 9 p.m. EST), and Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams face off in the women's final of the "Australian Open" (ESPN2, 9:30 p.m. EST). On Sunday, Daniel "Harry Potter" Radcliffe appears on "Extras" (HBO, 10 p.m. EST), "King of the Hill" (Fox, 8:30 p.m. EST) has its season premiere, and it's the 13th annual "Screen Actors Guild Awards" (TBS, TNT, 8 p.m. EST).

On the Talk Shows:
Larry King (CNN, 9 p.m. EST): Larry Birkhead
Charlie Rose (PBS, check local listings): Oscar nominees Helen Mirren, Forest Whitaker, Clint Eastwood and more
David Letterman (CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST): Clint Eastwood, Matthew Fox (repeat)
Jay Leno (NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST): Rebecca Romijn, Bob Saget, Rodrigo y Gabriela
Conan O'Brien (NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST): Will Ferrell, Christopher Meloni, Landon Pigg (repeat)
Craig Ferguson (CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST): LL Cool J, Masi Oka, Chris Daughtry (repeat)
Jimmy Kimmel (ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST): Vanessa Williams, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Kelly

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By Scott Lamb

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