Phelps Crashed in 'Tranny Hooker District'
Plus, Edwards might finally cop to love child
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2009 10:52 AM CDT
In a photo provided by NBC Conan O'Brien makes his debut as the host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" Monday June 1, 2009 in Universal City, Calif.   (AP Photo/Paul Drinkwater/NBC)
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(Newser) – After analyzing the location of Michael Phelps’ car accident, a Gawker tipster reveals that the Olympic legend “may have been leaving the tranny hooker district” of Baltimore at the time, leading blogger the Cajun Boy to wonder, “Was Michael Phelps trolling for a tranny? It's highly doubtful, but it sure as hell makes for some fun reckless speculation, doesn't it?” Elsewhere:

  • John Edwards will likely soon admit he is the father of ex-lover Rielle Hunter’s 18-month-old daughter, sources tell WRAL in Raleigh.

  • Poor Conan. O'Brien's Tonight Show was upstaged by David Letterman’s Late Show in last week’s ratings yet again—even though Letterman was airing repeats, the New York Post reports.
  • Chalk up another strange collaboration for Elton John: He teamed with Alice In Chains for the rock band's new single, the Mirror reports.
  • A contemporary version of St. Elmo’s Fire is coming to ABC, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Original co-writer and director Joel Schumacher will produce the dramedy. “I feel it is time to re-create Friends in the hourlong genre and feel like this is the perfect opportunity,” says a co-producer.