All of Hollywood is up in arms at "Entertainment Tonight" for attempting to air a video of Heath Ledger at a drug party two years ago on the Sunset Strip.
The tabloid show's sister program "The Insider" aired a preview of the video yesterday showing Heath at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. Though the show said the video doesn't show Heath doing drugs, they ran a clip of an unidentified man snorting cocaine. The video also shows a clip, allegedly of Heath, where he says, "I used to smoke five joints a day for 20 years." He also talks about his daughter, Matilda Rose.
Now, amid outrage and disgust, the show has pulled the plug on the tape. "Out of respect for Heath Ledger's family, `Entertainment Tonight' and `The Insider' have decided not to run the Heath Ledger video that has been circulating in the world media," the show said today.
A statement from Heath's publicist, which spread like wildfire throughout Hollywood, blasted the show for "shameful exploitation of the lowest kind."
Heath still hasn't been laid to rest following his tragic death last week. Toxicology results are due in just days and could shed light on what caused his terrible passing.