HEALTH WATCH Jennifer Aniston walked away from a car accident yesterday morning after suffering apparently minor neck and back injuries. She was driving her 2000 Jaguar on busy Fuller Avenue in Hollywood when the driver of a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta backed out of a driveway and smashed into the passenger side of Aniston’s car. An ambulance was called to the scene, but Aniston declined to be hospitalized and apparently went to see her own private doctor instead. Damage to both cars was reportedly minimal, and police filed no charges against the other driver. Aniston joins fellow Friend Matthew Perry in the fender bender club; in 2000, he crashed his Porsche into the porch of a Hollywood home, and last year, his arm was injured when a 75-year-old woman driving a Ford Escort broadsided Perry’s BMW.
TUBE TALK ”Felicity” has been put on academic probation. Right now, the campus drama is on semester break, with the WB airing the new ”Glory Days” in its place. But the Keri Russell show’s numbers have been slipping (viewership is down about 15 percent from a year ago), and if the college kids don’t make the grade when they return in the spring, the WB will have them expelled. ”We’ll have to make some tough decisions this fall,” WB entertainment president Jordan Levin told the TV critics’ gathering in Pasadena yesterday.
But one unnamed cast member tells E! that the decision has already been made, and that the actors were told Sunday that the show won’t be back for a fifth season next fall. With the characters about to graduate, the series having accumulated enough episodes for syndication, and creator J.J. Abrams‘ attention focused elsewhere (on his new ABC series, ”Alias”), it certainly wouldn’t be a surprise if ”Felicity” were handed its diploma and booted out of the WB dorm.
At least WB viewers can take comfort in yesterday’s announcement that three other series — sophomore ”The Gilmore Girls” and freshmen ”Smallville” and ”Reba” — have been picked up for another season.