Courtney Hazlett, MSNBC Gossip Reporter, On Heath Ledger Death: "A Dress Rehearsal For This With Owen Wilson"

MSNBC's gossip reporter, Courtney Hazlett, who writes "The Scoop" column for and regularly appears on air, has made the tackiest statement of the year just moments after Heath Ledger's death.

Hazlett remarked, "In a lot of ways, this reminds me — we've almost had a dress rehearsal for this with Owen Wilson."

Wilson attempted suicide last summer, and MSNBC reported early after the news broke that pills were strewn around the bedroom where he was found.


Heath Ledger has been found dead in his SoHo apartment, and MSNBC analyst Courtney Hazlett has made one incredibly inappropriate comment. Referring to Owen Wilson's suicide attempt last fall, she said "we've almost had a dress rehearsal." Watch

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Hazlett recently joined MSNBC after working at the tabloid OK! Magazine.

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