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Showbiz Tonight for July 1, 2005, CNNHN
Aired July 1, 2005 - 19:00:00 ET
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A.J. HAMMER, CO-HOST: I`m A.J. Hammer.
KARYN BRYANT, CO-HOST: I`m Karyn Bryant. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT starts right now.
BRYANT (voice-over): Tonight, a world of stars...
BRYANT: ... are coming together. Music`s biggest made history once. Will they do it again two decades later? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has your A to Z guide to Live 8.
HAMMER: Also, from "Risky Business" to big business. A look at the real Tom Cruise. It`s a special report on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
BRYANT: And like father, like son. He`s part of a fashion family that`s dressing Demi, Sharon and Owen, and you`ll find what it`s like to live his life.
ERIC ROBERTS, ACTOR: Hi, I`m Eric Roberts. If it happened today, it`s on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
HAMMER: Hello, I`m A.J. Hammer. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT and you`re at the top of the show.
BRYANT: I`m Karyn Bryant. You`re watching TV`s only hour-long entertainment news program.
HAMMER: Well, this weekend, we`re going to see the musical event that will go down in history, and it`s all for a good cause. It`s called Live 8, a worldwide series of concerts aimed at helping end poverty in Africa. It kicks off tomorrow.
BRYANT: Well, it was all put together by musician and social activist Bob Geldof, and SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is around the world to bring you everything you need to though about the big shows.
BOB GELDOF, MUSICIAN/ACTIVIST: I`m not calling for protest. I`m calling for a party, a celebration of what we`re about to do.
BRYANT (voice-over): Bob Geldof`s Live 8 concert will be a huge celebration with a huge goal: to pressure the group of eight international leaders meeting in Scotland next week to relieve the debt and offer additional aid to poor nations in Africa.
It`s a cause that has special meaning for South African native and Live 8 performer Dave Matthews.
DAVE MATTHEWS, MUSICIAN: Africa shouldn`t be indebted to us. It`s in a deep, deep state of a spiral of poverty, a spiral of AIDS crisis, downward and really unforgivable is the fact that it`s -- that Africa spends all of its resources on repaying a debt that it owes the west, which is absurd.
BRYANT: It was video like this that first led Bob Geldof to get the music world involved in helping Africa back in the 1980s. Twenty years ago this month, he put together Live Aid, simultaneous concerts in London and Philadelphia that raised $200 million for African famine relief.
And while the sequel, Live 8, is not a fund-raiser, it promises to be even bigger than its predecessor, featuring an all-star roster of artists performing in simultaneous free concerts all over the world.
GELDOF: You will never see these generations of artists on one stage again.
BRYANT: Actually, it`s eight stages. And SHOWBIZ TONIGHT takes you all over the world to bring you a partial sampling of the musical heavyweights scheduled to play Live 8.
We`ll start in London.
ColdPlay leads the long list of acts taking the stage there. That list also includes Mariah Carey, Madonna, U2, Sting, and a reunited Pink Floyd highlights the London show.
Over in Paris, Craig David brings his soulful sounds to the French stage. Speaking of soul, the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, will be there, too. And international superstars Andrea Bocelli and Shakira are also going to play gay Paris.
Over in Rome, Duran Duran is taking the Live 8 stage. Country music super couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are also going to Italy. While over in Berlin, Green Day and AudioSlave are among the acts representing in Germany.
Scooting over to Barry, Ontario, near Toronto, Canada`s own Bryan Adams is one of the acts you`ll see there. He`ll be joined by Simple Plan, and Motley Crue is going north of the border.
And in Philadelphia, the Black Eyed Peas are among the many U.S. performers. So are Jay-Z, Rob Thomas and Dave Matthews Band.
Plus, there are shows scheduled in Tokyo and Johannesburg, South Africa. And remember...
GELDOF: The concerts are free, so even if you`re passing by, you`ll suddenly say, "Whoops, there`s Madonna." You`re going to stop, aren`t you?
BRYANT: When all is said and done, Live 8 could end up topping Live Aid. Live Aid drew an audience of an estimated 1.5 billion, but Live 8 organizers hope to draw 3.9 million viewers. That would make it the most live cast event watched ever.
Geldof, no stranger to making history, is expecting to do just that on Saturday.
GELDOF: The possibility of changing the world, I know it`s ridiculous, but it`s truly there.
BRYANT: And how do Live 8`s organizers plan to get that record- breaking audience? AOL, which, like this network, is owned by Time Warner, will show six of the Live 8 concerts for free on the Internet.
MTV and its sister networks are handling the TV coverage, and on the radio, XM and premiere radio networks will broadcast the shows, as well.
HAMMER: Well, that leaves us to tonight`s "Showbiz In Depth." Live 8, will it be a success? Here to help us figure all that out, Joe Levy. He`s the deputy managing editor of "Rolling Stone" magazine. Also joined by Phil Werde. He`s the senior news editor for "Billboard" magazine.
All right, guys. A lot of venues, a lot of acts. Can they possibly pull this global phenomenon known as Live 8 off, Joe?
JOE LEVY, DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR, "ROLLING STONE": Oh, they have to. They don`t have any choice at this point. It`s going to happen and they`re going to pull it of. Is it going to be what Live Aid was 20 years ago? Maybe not.
HAMMER: And we`re talking about it possibly being a bigger audience, as we just heard, than Live Aid had, and it`s bringing attention to the cause. But will it really be successful or have an impact on doing what Bob Geldof hopes to do and change the world?
PHIL WERDE, SENIOR NEWS EDITOR, "BILLBOARD" MAGAZINE": It`s going to be a lot tougher to measure than Live Aid. Live Aid was about, you know, we`re going to raise money to, you know, feed starving people in Africa. That`s something everyone understands. It gives you a total you can measure.
This is, we`re going to raise awareness of an idea by people sending them to a web site and hopefully, that will encourage them to contact their government officials to request debt relief.
LEVY: Twenty years ago we were talking about fundraising and really clear fundraising for starving kids. This time, we`re talking about consciousness raising...
LEVY: ... raising people`s awareness. And it`s a lot tougher than raising money.
HAMMER: Because there`s a good chance here that a lot of the people who are into these various acts who are performing may not know what G-8 or the G-8 summit is, I imagine.
WERDE: Hopefully, they`ll -- you know, they`ll receive the dossier before they go up on stage and avoid some embarrassing interviews. But you`re right, I mean, it`s a lot more complex than just, we`re raising dollars, you know, and certainly much tougher to measure.
LEVY: I definitely think that, for the audience, it`s a challenge. And the challenge is for the acts involved to educate the audience.
I also think inside the U.S. that`s more of a problem than it is overseas. I think in England, where Live Aid has been a much bigger deal, certainly in Johannesburg in Africa, in Paris, in Berlin, there`s a much greater awareness that the G-8 summit is an economic summit of the eight most economically powerful nations in the world.
LEVY: There, we said it.
HAMMER: Right. So thank you very much. Let me write that one down. But as you said, the -- Live Aid is a completely different concept and Bob Geldof has said, a completely different concept. Right? It`s a whole different thing that he`s trying to accomplish here.
LEVY: Right. I mean, he`s working definitely on the momentum of Live Aid. There`s no doubt about it. He`s the same guy who put together Live Aid 20 years ago. And he wants it to do a similar thing. He wants to use pop music to help save the world. He`s just going to go about it in different ways.
HAMMER: Phil, go ahead.
WERDE: Also, you know, if what he`s trying to do is spread a message, to his credit, he`s doing a really good job of setting up the partnerships that will do that. You know, they`re estimating something like 85 percent of the world will have an opportunity to see this, either via, you know, a mobile cast, on the Internet, via MTV`s global broadcast.
WERDE: There`s going to be a lot of people exposed to this if they have any inkling to do it. And exposed to it for a long time, too. I mean, these are going to be archived online.
HAMMER: Sure. Pink Floyd is reuniting for it. The Who is playing. Madonna is playing. Rob Thomas is playing. Everybody`s playing. Do these -- do these acts get involved with this because it`s good P.R., or is this a cause that they`re generally interested in trying to help out?
LEVY: You know, the rule of thumb is, are they going into their own pocket? If they`re paying for it themselves, then they`re not getting involved for the P.R. aspect.
And these people are picking up the production costs themselves. They`re not charging the organizers to bring their crew over there, to bring their light show. You know, when Linkin Park comes to play in Philadelphia, they`ve got to pay for all those guys and all that equipment to get there.
LEVY: So these people mean it.
HAMMER: And they`re doing it out of their -- as you said, out of their own pocket or the record label...
LEVY: Record companies will pick up some of the costs or the acts will pay themselves very often.
HAMMER: Great. Thanks very much, Joe Levy, Phil Werde. We appreciate you chiming in and going in depth with us tonight on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
BRYANT: Still to come, more on Live 8. Who`s getting back together after 20 years and how things could really get spicy.
HAMMER: Plus, Tom Cruise`s secret childhood struggles. A SHOWBIZ TONIGHT special report.
BRYANT: And hot Hollywood styles. Spend a day with a designer to the stars. That`s coming up.
HAMMER: Time now for tonight`s "Entertainment Weekly Great American Pop Culture Quiz." What did Matt LeBlanc ask to keep from his "Friends" dressing room? His mirror, chair, basketball goal or toilet seat? We`re coming straight back with the answer.
HAMMER: Once again, tonight`s "Entertainment Weekly Great American Pop Culture Quiz." What did Matt LeBlanc ask to keep from his "Friends" dressing room? The mirror, chair, basketball goal or toilet seat? The answer, D, he wanted that toilet seat.
BRYANT: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Karyn Bryant.
"PEOPLE IN THE NEWS" tonight, Tom Cruise. Now that "War of the Worlds" opened, he`s still America`s top box office draw, but it`s not the box office that`s recently put him in the headlines.
There`s the sudden romance to Katie Holmes, and the tongue lashing he gave a prankster during that squirting incident on the red carpet in London. And a week ago today, the blistering comments calling psychiatry a pseudo-science.
But before all of this, there was a young Tom Cruise destined for stardom. Here`s CNN`s Bill Hemmer reporting for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
BILL HEMMER, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): He`s a true Hollywood phenomenon: an icon who emerged from nowhere to become one of the biggest stars on the planet. With charisma to burn and that million-dollar smile, his films have grossed a staggering $2 billion.
LEAH ROZEN, "PEOPLE" MAGAZINE: Tom Cruise is the biggest movie star going right now. He has whatever that thing is about a movie star that everyone who is watching him in some way identifies. Men would like to hang out with him. Women would like to have more private moments with him.
HEMMER: Couple that with Tinseltown trifectas: three Golden Globe wins, three Academy Award nods. Yet, one thing continues to elude the man famous for his Cruise control: a golden statue by the name of Oscar.
ROZEN: I`ve never discussed this personally with Tom Cruise, but it seems pretty clear, he very much wants an Oscar.
HEMMER: This summer, Cruise may get another shot. He continues his quest for the golden statue with "War of the Worlds."
ROZEN: The buzz on this is really good in that you have Tom Cruise re-teaming with Steven Spielberg. I mean, it looks like it has all the elements that you want for a big summer movie.
HEMMER: Big box office numbers and a golden prize might be nice, but the only thing on Cruise`s mind, apparently, these days is actress Katie Holmes. The two are now engaged.
TOM CRUISE, ACTOR: Yes, I proposed to Kate last night.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Wow.
JESS CAGLE, "PEOPLE" MAGAZINE: It just happened so fast and Tom has always been fairly private about his private life. And he was shouting this one from the mountaintops.
HEMMER: The couple cannot get enough of their love in the limelight. First in Rome...
KATIE HOLMES, ACTRESS: Should I go get him?
HEMMER: ... at the MTV Movie Awards and on "Oprah Winfrey."
OPRAH WINFREY, TALK SHOW HOST: Something happened to you.
CRUISE: I`m in love.
CAGLE: The Oprah appearance caused a sensation because we had never seen Tom Cruise act like that before. I mean, he was like a giddy teenager.
HEMMER: Their public Valentines for each other are all over the headlines.
HOLMES: You know what? It`s incredible. It`s -- it`s absolutely incredible. He`s the most amazing man in the whole world.
HEMMER: For two decades now all eyes have been on Cruise. But few know the private tales beyond the public spectacle.
SARAH SAFFIAN, "ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY": Challenged academically with dyslexia, dealing with estrangement from an abusive father, growing up in a household with a single mother and struggling financially and helping to take care of his three sisters.
HEMMER: He was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York. His mother was a teacher, his father an engineer.
ROBERT SELLERS, BIOGRAPHER: His father kept moving the family perpetually around the country as he looked for -- looked for work. Tom`s father was chasing a dream almost, to become a millionaire, to make his fortune. Unfortunately, most of his moneymaking schemes tended to fail.
HEMMER: Adding to the complexity of new schools and short-lived friendships, there were problems in the classroom.
CAGLE: He could not read. He was diagnosed as being dyslexic.
HEMMER: There were also problems at home. His parents were drifting apart.
By 1974, the romantic (ph) Mapothers were living in Ottawa, Canada. Tom was 12 when they made the fateful announcement.
SELLERS: The whole family was asked to go into the front room, and the news was told to them that their parents were -- were separating.
HEMMER: But in 1976, the running finally stopped. Security came in the form of Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and it was here, at 234 Washington Street, that Thomas Cruise Mapother`s destiny began to unfold.
SAFFIAN: He threw himself into sports, primarily wrestling, and he succeeded in that until a pretty serious knee injury took him out of the sport.
HEMMER: And into the theater. It was the senior class production of "Guys and Dolls." Urged by his teacher to try out, he landed the role of Nathan Detroit.
SAFFIAN: Once Tom Cruise realized he had this interest in acting, he went forward with a gung-ho focus that is now seen as characteristic Cruise.
HEMMER: Following graduation in July of 1980, he set off to New York. Eighteen years old, he left his family, lost his last name and, within just five short months, Tom Cruise hit the big screen.
CAGLE: "Endless Love" was a very important thing for him. It was a very tiny role, but it was his first movie.
CRUISE: Did you ever try to light a whole pile of west newspapers? It smokes like crazy.
CAGLE: He proved to himself that he could charm or impress people like Franco Zeffirelli and get a job in the movies.
CRUISE: You better not tell him what I just told you.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: How many people were up for the part that you go?
CRUISE: I don`t know. Overall, it was like 7,000, so I guess -- yes.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And you got it.
CRUISE: And I got it, yes.
HEMMER: Cruise continued his march onto the big screen: four films in 12 months.
ROZEN: "Risky Business" is the movie that made Tom Cruise a star. That was it.
CAGLE: He was rebellious, and he was charming and he was troubled. He danced in his underwear. And he was Tom Cruise.
HEMMER: Teen audiences could not get enough. Overnight, the 21-year- old was Hollywood`s most wanted.
But in 1984, Cruise sustained a personal setback. His estranged father was diagnosed with cancer.
SAFFIAN: By the time he died in 1984, he and Tom had reconciled. And Tom has talked about that being very important to him, to have that kind of closure.
HEMMER: At peace with his father, in 1986, Tom Cruise emerged at the top of his game.
ROZEN: "Top Gun" was the movie that absolutely solidified him as the leading man of the `80s.
HEMMER: Not only did audiences fall under his spell, so did actress Mimi Rogers, six years his senior. Come May 9, 1987, the 25-year-old secretly wed.
CAGLE: The relationship with Mimi Rogers was really important for one thing, and that was Mimi Rogers was a scientologist.
HEMMER: The honeymoon, however, would not last long. By 1989, tabloids began to take interest in the marriage. Cruise would later blame their impending split on his hectic schedule.
MIMI ROGERS, ACTRESS: They`re shooting today like any other day, so he couldn`t be here.
HEMMER: By now, Cruise was shooting with the biggest names in the business: Paul Newman in "The Color of Money," Dustin Hoffman in "Rain Man." Both Newman and Hoffman took home Oscars. Cruise got his own shot in 1989.
CAGLE: Finally with "Born on the Fourth of July," Tom got his own showcase, got his first Oscar nomination and really opened a lot of eyes in Hollywood.
CRUISE: Hey! Hey!
HEMMER: The ride had just begun. His next film, "Days of Thunder," and a fateful meeting with a red-haired Aussie, was moments away.
SELLERS: The first time he ever laid eyes on Nicole Kidman was actually on the cinema screen. He`d been invited to a private screening of "Dead Calm," and at the time he was casting "Days of Thunder," and said, "Who is she?" You know? "Let`s find out who she is, where she is. Let`s get her over here and test her for the movie."
HEMMER: By January 1990, Cruise finalized his divorce from Rogers. By December, 1990, Cruise and Kidman were husband and wife.
NICOLE KIDMAN, ACTRESS: Tom says we`re going to go on our honeymoon for the rest of our lives. It`s nice to have a husband that says that.
BRYANT: Still to come, our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT special report continues, the Tom Cruise breakup that no one saw coming.
HAMMER: Also, a new movie that may have McDonald`s officials saying, "I`m loving it." We`re going to tell you about it.
BRYANT: And ColdPlay`s playing at the speed of sound. And it looks like so are many, many others. We`ll go behind the scenes of the band`s hit album. That`s coming up.
HEMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. You remember that movie, "Super Size Me," where a guy ate nothing but McDonald`s for 38 straight days? Well, a woman decided to do the same thing but with different results, as Jeanne Moos reports for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Call it the Big Mac counterattack.
SOSO WHALEY, DIRECTOR: What would happen if I ate at McDonald`s for 30 days straight?
MOOS: Yes, but didn`t this guy already do that?
MORGAN SPURLOCK, DIRECTOR: Super size me.
MOOS: Morgan Spurlock gorged himself on nothing but McDonald`s, got fatter and sick and made an Oscar-nominated documentary.
SPURLOCK: Now`s the time of the meal when you start getting the McStomach ache.
MOOS: He even vomited on camera, but his documentary made Soso Whaley sick.
WHALEY: Spurlock made it look like he almost died while he was eating there.
MOOS: So this New Hampshire animal trainer...
WHALEY: Just like a kid. Easy, easy.
MOOS: ... made a film of her own, "Thirty-Day McDonald`s Binge," in which she lost weight?
WHALEY: That`s right. I lost weight.
MOOS: Whaley lost 10 pounds while Spurlock gained 24 1/2.
SPURLOCK: It just keeps getting bigger.
MOOS: His cholesterol jumped 65 points. Hers dropped 40.
WHALEY: I love bacon.
SPURLOCK: I love Big Macs.
MOOS: No wonder Whaley and Spurlock got opposite results. He ate about 5,000 calories a day while she ate 2,000 or less. He stuffed, she dieted.
(on camera) So his meal might be a double Quarter Pounder with cheese, large fries, large soda, for a total of over 1,500 calories, while her typical meal might be double cheeseburger, fruit and yogurt parfait and a Diet Coke for a total of 620 calories.
Now I have to eat them both. Super Size Me.
(voice-over) "Downsize Me" could have been Whaley`s title, though she chose "Me & Micky D." Her point is, blame yourself, not McDonald`s, for overeating. She considers Spurlock`s film misinformation.
WHALEY: It`s not what you don`t know that hurts you. It`s what you know that isn`t so.
MOOS: Spurlock wouldn`t comment on Whaley`s film.
She says McDonald`s in no way supported her documentary. It`s her very first film and, boy, does it look it, though there are flashes of humor, like the killer pizza. And the Mark Twain quote, "Eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside." Now, that`s a McNugget of wisdom.
SPURLOCK: Hmm. Boy. That is good.
HAMMER: That is CNN`s Jeanne Moos reporting for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
BRYANT: Up next, which pop five could be getting back together at Live 8? You`ll want to be here to find out.
HAMMER: Also, how the "Risky Business" star minimizes his risk. Tom Cruise the businessman, a special SHOWBIZ TONIGHT look.
BRYANT: And he helps Demi get dressed. Nope, it`s not Ashton. Find out who it is, coming up.
CATHERINE CALLAWAY, CNN HEADLINE NEWS ANCHOR: Hello, everybody. I`m Catherine Callaway. And here`s your "Headline Prime Newsbreak."
The first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court is resigning. Sandra Day O`Connor`s departure creates the first vacancy on the Supreme Court in 11 years. President Bush is vowing to announce a nominee to replace her in, quote, "a timely manner."
Grammy-winning R&B singer Luther Vandross has died in New Jersey. The 54-year-old crooner stopped making public appearances after he suffered a stroke back in 2003. During his career, he sold more than 25 million albums with hits such as "Here and Now."
And flight delays are getting worse, according to a new report by the Transportation Department. In the first half of June, 22 of the nation`s major airports had more than a quarter of their flights delayed.
That is the news for now. I`m Catherine Callaway. Back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
HAMMER: Tonight, Tom Cruise, his breakups, his romances, the rumors, s special SHOWBIZ TONIGHT report.
BRYANT: And 100 artists, one message. A worldwide event that`s trying to get world leaders to take notice.
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RICHIE SAMBORA, MUSICIAN: Hey, this is Richie Sambora. And if it happened today, it`s on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
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BRYANT: It is 31 minutes past the hour. Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Karyn Bryant.
HAMMER: I`m A.J. Hammer. You`re watching TV`s only hour-long entertainment news program.
BRYANT: Well, this Saturday`s Live 8 concerts are expected to be music`s biggest event ever. The biggest bands in the world, you name it, all of them uniting to help the poorest countries in the world get back on their feet.
HAMMER: And of course, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is spanning the globe to get you covered for the event. CNN`s Richard Quest joins us now from London.
Richard, give us the rundown. You guys got the big gig going on over there in the U.K.
RICHARD QUEST, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, we have indeed. We`ve got the big gig, as you would put it. We`ve got the big artists. Even though there are actually concerts taking place right across the world in Berlin, in Rome, in Paris, in London, in Philadelphia, but it`s here in the U.K. that the big names are performing.
Bob Geldof, Elton John, Joss Stone, Madonna, Pink Floyd, Snoop Dogg, and the list just goes on and on. And what they`re all performing about, of course, is Live 8. This is the concert that`s designed specifically not to raise money. That was Live Aid 20 years ago. No. Live 8 is designed to raise consciousness about poverty.
HAMMER: Let`s get back to some of the acts that you mentioned. You talked about Pink Floyd, who hasn`t performed together onstage for like 20 years. Also reuniting over there, the Spice Girls. Is it happening?
QUEST: That was the rumor. Don`t put money on it. What we`ve heard, and what Bob Geldof has said is, the only acts that are going to be on the stage are those that will draw the biggest audience.
Now, I think he`s wrong. I think a reformation of the Spice Girls would be a big thing indeed. He says not. He says he needs those artists who are only the very top that will bring millions of eyeballs. So don`t put money. Probably no Spice.
HAMMER: OK. So many artists in one place, and particularly all over the world, but I imagine they`re talking about some security concerns, being a post-9/11 world. What are you hearing about that?
QUEST: The concert in London is going to be held in Hyde Park. Her majesty, the queen, had to give her own permission. It`s one of the royal parks.
I`m not sure she`ll be so happy when she sees the lawns over 100,000 people have trampled on it, but this is going to be huge. The one thing we can say is -- the way in which they`ve organized it -- first of all, there will be no ticket (INAUDIBLE) you have to apply for tickets by SMSing on your text phone and all that sort of thing.
So security is going to be very tight. But, frankly, this is, as we say in Britain, meat and potatoes, meat and veg, to the authorities here. They know what they`re doing.
HAMMER: OK, well, Richard, as you mentioned, Live 8 and Live Aid, two entire different events that Bob Geldof put together. What do you see as the net effect of Live 8 being when this is all through?
QUEST: Right, remember what Bob Geldof said. He said, "This is a political event. It`s not a cultural event." So that`s why there aren`t that many African bands. That`s why there`s no newcomers. That`s why there`s no up-and-comers.
This is designed to raise public awareness on the question of poverty. Live Aid 20 years ago -- and don`t pretend you don`t remember it, you`re not that young -- Live Aid was about raising money. This is about raising awareness.
Because just a few days after this concert takes place, up in Scotland, you`ve got the G-8, the Group of 8 world leaders, including George W. Bush. Everybody will be there. And what they`re hoping is, this is the time that the message goes that poverty has to be dealt with.
HAMMER: OK. I`m not ashamed to say, I do remember Live Aid. And I was told to ask you really quickly, will you be there? And who are you most looking forward to seeing?
QUEST: Well, still in the discussion whether I`m actually. There is a (INAUDIBLE) -- you see? I don`t know whether I`m actually going to be in London, or I may be at one of the other concerts. Who knows? There`s a late flight tonight to Philadelphia.
HAMMER: All right, well, get some rest, Richard, and enjoy your weekend. And hopefully you`ll make it to one of the shows. CNN`s Richard Quest joining us live from London. Thank you.
BRYANT: Oh, if only he would get a little energy.
Well, Coldplay is just one of the acts participating in Live 8. They are scheduled to play London`s Hyde Park. The band is white hot right now. their new CD, "X&Y," recently debuted in the number-one spot on "Billboard`s" album chart.
SHOWBIZ TONIGHT sat down with front man Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland for a revealing look at the making of the new album.
BRYANT: They`ve won four Grammys and sold 20 million albums around the world. They`ve been called one of the greatest bands in the world. But the guys in Coldplay have a confidence problem.
CHRIS MARTIN, LEAD SINGER, COLDPLAY: I had a guy stop me in the street the other day purely to tell me how much he hated our band. That`s all he wanted to tell me. Actually, we bought him some champagne just as a joke.
BRYANT: The band`s third album, "X&Y," is in stores now. It`s one of the most anticipated releases of the year.
JONNY BUCKLAND, LEAD GUITAR: It`s about the kind of unquantifiable things in life, you know, things that you can`t work out why they are or things that you can`t predict and just...
MARTIN: Things you can`t understand.
BRYANT: "Speed of Sound" is the first single. The band performed it recently at a special concert for AOL Music. Choosing the first single is no easy task.
BUCKLAND: The hardest single to choose is the first one, because you have to try and -- because it comes out before the album, annoyingly. So you have to try and represent what you`re doing in the album or think you have -- you think you have to try and represent what you`re doing.
MARTIN: It can`t possibly represent -- it`s like on a dating Web site, just showing someone your elbow or just your nose, you know?
BRYANT: The band spent a painful 18 months on "X&Y." The guys traveled around, writing songs in London, Liverpool, Chicago and New York.
BUCKLAND: We`ve had to move around a bit. After a few six weeks or so, you get a bit bored of a place and move somewhere else.
BRYANT: Martin is the face of the band, even more so since he married actress Gwyneth Paltrow in 2003 and had a daughter, Apple, shortly after. There have been paparazzi following their every move, something he wishes he could stop.
MARTIN: I think people`s private lives should just be private, you know. Other people think differently, and they camp outside your house. The fame thing has gone a bit crazy around the world. And when you`re in the middle of it, or sort of on the fringe of the middle of it, you understand it doesn`t really exist. It`s extraordinary, an extraordinary thing. And I don`t think it helps us musically.
BRYANT: But these days, Coldplay is using its fame to draw attention to the impact of globalization on developing countries.
MARTIN: This is an equal sign. And this is our new way of saying, keep going on the fair trade thing. And, soon, this will be very famous for being the symbol of fair trade.
BRYANT: Martin may wish he could have an on-off switch for the spotlight, but there are worse things in life than supporting causes, marrying movie stars and -- oh, yes -- singing in one of the world`s most popular bands.
MARTIN: We have the greatest life in history.
BRYANT: If you missed Coldplay at Live 8 in London, sit tight. The band kicks off an extensive U.S. tour in August.
HAMMER: So how does Cruise stay in control? More of our special report on Tom Cruise, next.
BRYANT: And we`ll introduce you to one of the hottest designers in Hollywood. He`s got clients like Sharon Stone, Demi Moore and Owen Wilson. That`s coming up next.
BRYANT: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Karyn Bryant.
Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors, move over. There`s a new darling of the Hollywood style set. James Perse knows a thing or two about fashion. His father, Tommy, launched the high-end Maxfield Boutique in Los Angeles. And now celebrities like Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, and Owen Wilson are all wearing James` clothes.
SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has your exclusive look behind the scenes as Perse expands his empire into the glamour centers of New York and Malibu.
JAMES PERSE, DESIGNER: This is corporate office. We start, you know, the whole sketch process and figuring out exactly what we want to test and what garments. And then once the first protos are made, and we start massaging it, and walk it over to the merchandising room, and start putting the outfits together. And then, you know, we`re on our way.
Essentially, what the merchandising room allows us to do is we spend the time on putting all of the garments together and actually creating looks. I remember seeing the first person just on the street wearing one of my shirts and it is pretty wild. It was very cool.
When you get to the point where celebrities are wearing your clothing, it`s sort of, you know, you`re really sort of taken back. They`re all people, and they all get excited about a basic t-shirt.
The product comes into the warehouse. Everybody preps it. They get it ready for shipping. They start picking and packing, and it`s out the door. The biggest distribution, Bloomingdale`s being a huge partner of ours. Saks being a huge partner of ours. Fred Segal, Santa Monica, Barney`s. I always walk the floor.
When I`m walking through and I`m looking at finished merchandise that`s waiting to be shipped, I can, with my eye, spot check to see that measurements are correct, that something hasn`t grown on the hanger, that the colors came out accurate, to the point where, you know, production is used to me pulling garments, you know, off the racks and walking it straight over to them, being able to say, "Hey, something`s not right with this. The measurements are out of whack. The color`s out of whack."
The simpler you keep it, it seems like the bigger the response. The idea is you crumple this thing up into a little ball, throw it in your purse and, you know, it`s wrinkled. But it`s supposed to be.
We try to get by as much as possible and see what`s going on. We`re always here. When we`re changing over the floors, and remerchandising, and getting the next look out and the next product push going.
I wanted it to have a little bit of a feel of like you went to someone`s home. And you know, the quality aspect of it really resembles something that you would do in your house.
So here`s the new store, and as you can see, I love everything clean, and white, and beautifully done. The first thing we do is we look at the budget of how out of control I`ve gotten. And we go through, and we pick things apart, and figure out if there`s ways of, you know, obviously staying within budget.
What I love about retail is getting to express everything you`re about from A to Z, whether it`s the architecture, whether it`s the service, whether it`s certain specific product pieces that you wouldn`t ordinarily put in a wholesale environment. You get to put the whole sort of attitude of the space together. When you walk in, you have that James Perse experience.
BRYANT: Perse started his business just six years ago making promotional baseball caps. And he`s got to love those caps. The company now brings in $20 million a year, and that Malibu store we saw being built opens this weekend.
HAMMER: Well, before Katie, Tom Cruise had Nicole. Cruise and Nicole Kidman were the "it" company when Katie was just a teen. But as Cruise`s career soared and Oscar buzz was buzzing, rough waters were ahead, and Cruise`s tightly wound career began to unravel.
Once again, CNN`s Bill Hemmer for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
BILL HEMMER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: By the early `90s, Tom Cruise and his bride, Nicole Kidman, were the toast of the town. Everywhere they went, swarms of paparazzi followed. It was right about this time that Tom went into "Cruise control."
SARAH SAFFIAN, "ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY": Cruise definitely is a man who wants control, whether it`s a percentage of the profits of his movie, or creative control on the set, or control with the media where in an interview he`ll tell you exactly what he feels like divulging and nothing more.
HEMMER: By May of 1992, Cruise was as big a star as they come, so much so the disastrous epic "Far and Away" did little to diminish his box- office clout.
CRUISE: I`m Joseph Donnelly of the family Donnelly.
HEMMER: Just months later, a military drama would be the first of a string of boffo box-office hits.
JACK NICHOLSON, ACTOR: You want answers.
CRUISE: I want the truth!
NICHOLSON: You can`t handle the truth!
MICHAEL MUSTO, "THE VILLAGE VOICE": "A Few Good Men" restored some credibility to Tom`s career, so he was back on track.
HEMMER: But by May 1996, everyone was talking about Cruise`s latest. His mission: The remake of a 1960s TV classic. The result: One monster of a payday.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This tape will self-destruct in five seconds.
MUSTO: Tom Cruise is about as wealthy as wealthy gets nowadays. And he`s smart enough when he negotiates to do a movie not just to get a flat fee, which would usually amount to like $25 million, not pocket change, exactly, but often he`ll negotiate for points in the movie. So for "Mission Impossible I," he made $70 million. For "Mission Impossible II," $75 million.
CRUISE: Show me the money!
HEMMER: In December 1996, another huge hit.
LEAH ROZEN, "PEOPLE" MAGAZINE: I thought Tom Cruise`s performance in "Jerry Maguire" was among the best he has given. You just saw him loosen up on screen in a way you hadn`t. There was a kind of humor. There was also a desperate edge that just hadn`t been there before.
HEMMER: That 1996 role brought his second Academy Award nomination. But his "Cruise control" was about to be tested.
In February 2001, just two months after the couple had grandly celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary, publicists announced a joint separation. Three days later, Cruise filed for divorce.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Why did Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman break up? It`s the burning question still. And it`s something that everyone wants to know.
HEMMER: Tabloids, newspapers, rumors ran rampant. And as the buzz built, Cruise would not budge.
CRUISE: I`m not going to discuss any of that. That`s between Nic and I. And forever, I will never discuss that, ever.
SAFFIAN: The rumors started circulating a bit during Tom and Nicole`s marriage, and they definitely heated up when the separation and divorce took place. There had been rumors that Tom is gay. There were rumors that she was very cautious about Scientology.
HEMMER: Both rumors Cruise emphatically denied. Twice in 2001, he filed suit and won against individuals questioning his sexuality. There were also rumors about Cruise`s possible involvement with actress Penelope Cruz, a friendship that began on the set of 2001`s "Vanilla Sky" and quickly moved to romance following the divorce.
In March 2004, a startling series of announcements. Expectations that Penelope Cruz would be Tom`s future missus turned out to be wrong. Not only was the Cruise-Cruz union no more, the superstar was also letting go of his long-time publicist, Pat Kingsley.
JESS CAGLE, "PEOPLE" MAGAZINE: In Hollywood, the breakup between Tom Cruise and Pat Kingsley was just Earth-shattering. Nobody really knows what happened.
HEMMER: Cruise had moved on, hiring his sister as his publicist and falling for "Dawson`s Creek" alum Katie Holmes. The couple`s PDA-packed debut in Rome immediately caused a buzz.
KATIE HOLMES, TOM CRUISE`S FIANCEE: His generosity, his loyalty, his honesty, his love, his determinism, his strength. He`s the most amazing artist in the world.
HEMMER: Both actors have big movies hitting theaters this summer, Holmes with "Batman Begins" and Cruise stars in "War of the Worlds." Is it just a publicity stunt or are TomKat, as the couple has been dubbed, really in love?
CAGLE: The movie`s are going to stand on their own. "Batman Begins" is a huge movie. Katie is really a supporting player in the film.
"War of the Worlds" is Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg. Nobody`s going to go to that because he`s in love with Katie Holmes or stay away because he`s in love with Katie Holmes. These are two movies that truly don`t need any publicity.
HEMMER: With more than two decades and nearly 30 films behind him, Tom Cruise, Hollywood`s reigning top gun, continues to live his life in typical "Cruise control."
HAMMER: That was CNN`s Bill Hemmer reporting for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. So Tom is going to be celebrating his 43rd birthday this Sunday, and no doubt reading the box office receipts.
Also this weekend, "PEOPLE IN THE NEWS" will air Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Eastern on CNN. And you can always pick up a couple of "People" magazine. It`s on newsstands now.
BRYANT: Well, we hear the Marquee Guy is firing up the grill for July Fourth. We`re going to see what he`s cooking up next.
HAMMER: I`m thinking tofu dogs.
But first, it`s time for the "Entertainment Weekly" must-list. Here are five things you`ve got to check out this summer.
First, catch Jessica Alba on the silver screen. "EW" says she`s one that makes the four fantastic. Next, don`t get left out in the cold. Check out the hot British sensation Coldplay. They`re on tour this summer.
Then, hop on your broom and fly into the theaters for Nicole Kidman`s charming performance in "Bewitched." She`ll have you under her spell in no time. And it`s time for the "Bachelorette Party." Karen McCullah Lutz`s new book is full of humor, scandal and fun.
Finally, brush off the tux, grab a martini -- shaken, not stirred, of course -- and get ready for some serious 007 action in the new video game "From Russia with Love." For more of the "EW" must-list, just pick up a copy of "Entertainment Weekly" on newsstands now.
HAMMER: Time to see what`s playing on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Monday, July 4th.
BRYANT: Yes, we will be here. So let`s take a look at the "Showbiz Marquee."
MARQUEE GUY: Pop goes the paparazzi. These guys really cause some celeb fireworks. And on July Fourth, we`ll hang out with one of Hollywood`s most famous, Monday on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
And our holiday colors are red, white, blue and gold? It`s Golden Tee, and taking in a lot of green. So grab a club and putt on over to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, Monday.
This is the Marquee Guy. And when I show up, the fireworks begin.
BRYANT: That is it for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Karyn Bryant.
HAMMER: I`m A.J. Hammer. Enjoy your holiday weekend.
BRYANT: We`ll be back on Monday.
HAMMER: Stay tuned for the latest from CNN Headline News.
CATHERINE CALLAWAY, CNN HEADLINE NEWS ANCHOR: Hello, everyone. I`m Catherine Callaway. Let`s get to your "Headline Prime Newsbreak."
Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O`Connor is resigning after 24 years on the bench. The 75-year-old was the first woman on the Supreme Court. President Reagan appointed the conservative moderate. Her retirement now puts the court`s ideological balance in question.
The White House says there is no evidence so far the Iranian president-elect was involved in the 1979 U.S. hostage crisis. It is still investigating. One official says the U.S. has found serious discrepancies between the photographs of one hostage-taker and of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Several former hostages claim that he participated in the hostage crisis.
And the FDA is issuing a second warning that adults who use anti- depressants should be monitored for suicidal behavior. Psychiatrists say there is now a window of risk just after pill use begins, because patients have more energy and might be prone to act on their suicidal tendencies.
That is the news for now. I`m Catherine Callaway.
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