Hill Columnist Bungles Facts on Aniston

Jennifer Aniston, above, on the technically blue carpet.

The Hill‘s gossip columnist Judy Kurtz is following in her father’s foosteps this week, as in getting her facts wrong. Her mistake comes on the heels of The Daily Beast‘s Howie Kurtz admitting his blunder involving a quote from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that he later admitted never came from Pelosi.

On Monday Judy Kurtz announced on Twitter that she was going to be on “ring watch” for actress Jennifer Aniston, who appeared at the Ronald Reagan Building last night for a Lifetime movie screening of FIVE. Kurtz wrote, “Press eyes ‘heart-shaped ring’ on Jennifer Aniston’s left hand during DC visit. ITK to be on ‘ring watch’ at star’s movie premiere tonight!”

But that watch must have been short-lived. Sometime after 8:30 p.m., Kurtz reported on Twitter, “Jennifer Aniston apparently skips red carpet at Five premiere, leaving celeb-hungry DC journos asking 4 more on their A-list deprived plates.”

Aniston walked the red (this one was blue) carpet at the Ronald Reagan Building just after 8 p.m. and was swarmed with flashbulbs. She didn’t skip the red carpet. We watched her walk down and back again, stopping, posing and taking instructions from photographers such as “turn left” and “over here.”

The actress did not speak to reporters as she walked the carpet, which is what Kurtz may have been referring to. We’ve requested comment from The Hill.