Sarah Michelle Gellar arrested for drunken driving? That's what Fashion Wire Daily reported (for "about 60 seconds," says the Web site) before running a corrected version. No, it was the "other Buffy," actress Kristy Swanson, who first embodied the vamp slayer in the 1992 movie, who ran afoul of the law Friday night.
Even so, Gellar's rep was fuming to the New York Post about the mix-up, "God! Don't these people ever watch the news?" she told the tab, which was glad to seize the opportunity to poke fun at a rival publication.
Firing a shot right back at the Post, today's FWD had this to say: "What's more important: Mixing up Sarah Michelle Gellar with the former Buffy, Kristy Swanson, or reporting that some of America's greatest soul stars have attended the birthday party of a long-dead king?"
Citing a Page Six gossip column in the Post that dishes that "Eartha Kitt, James Brown, and Earth, Wind & Fire were flown in to Rabat, Morocco, to perform at the 37th birthday of King Hassan …," the fashion site writes, "This news would come as a big surprise to the current King of Morocco, Mohammed VI. He buried his father, King Hassan II, in July 1999."
Sorry, Fashion Wire, most gossip column readers care more deeply about vampire slayers than Egyptian kings.
And the only thing wrong with Gellar is a bad case of the flu, according to the Post, which made her forfeit hosting duties at Glamour's pre-Emmy part in Los Angeles. A smiling Sarah graces that magazine's cover this month.