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King of Paparazzi Shares Secrets to Snagging Celeb Pics; A Day in the Life of "The Tonight Show" Announcer; Behind the Catwalk: Fashion Producer Shares Behind the Scenes Glimpse

Aired July 4, 2005 - 19:00:00   ET


KARYN BRYANT, CO-HOST: Happy Fourth of July. I`m Karyn Bryant.
A.J. HAMMER, CO-HOST: I`m A.J. Hammer. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, TV`s only one-hour nightly entertainment news program, starts right now.


HAMMER (voice-over): Tonight, we celebrate the Fourth of July with the best of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Come ride shotgun and see how one of Hollywood`s most famous and feared celebrity photographers gets his shots. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT takes you inside the paparazzi.

BRYANT: Also, Stuttering John, a stuttering success. He wasn`t exactly a figure of speech. So how did he become the voice millions hear before calling it a night? What it`s like to be the voice of "The Tonight Show," John Melendez.

HAMMER: And tee time, the story behind Golden Tee, one of the most popular video games out there, but no kid`s play here. We`re talking some serious green.



SIMPSON: And if it happened today...




BRYANT: Happy Fourth of July. I am Karyn Bryant.

HAMMER: I`m A.J. Hammer. We hope you`re enjoying your Independence Day.

BRYANT: On this holiday, we figured it would be the best to bring you the best.

HAMMER: And bringing you the very latest from the showbiz world, but also what people are talking about.

BRYANT: And we lead off the show with what people are talking about in showbiz, and that would be the paparazzi.

HAMMER: Well, tonight we have an in depth special report, "Inside the Paparazzi."

BRYANT: We`re going to take you along for an all night ride with one of the best celebrity shooters in the business.

HAMMER: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Brooke Anderson is in Hollywood with that story. Brooke, tell us about the night life.


We spent a night out in Hollywood with self-proclaimed king of the paparazzi, E.L. Woody. He`s been chasing stars for 30 years and has captured famous images of Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Madonna that have been published across the globe.

Tonight we go out on the town in search of that must have celeb shot.


E.L. WOODY, CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER: I think I see a Rolls Royce here. Let me see who`s here.

ANDERSON (voice-over): It`s just another night for Hollywood`s most famous paparazzi, E.L. Woody. By the end of tonight, as SHOWBIZ TONIGHT rode along, he`ll have captured shots of Kirsten Dunst, Lindsay Lohan and Ashlee Simpson. We`ll show you how that played out in a moment.

But first, who is E.L. Woody? He let SHOWBIZ TONIGHT into his world.

WOODY: I had predicted that there would be no wedding. I`m eating in the right place at the right time. I get the night they broke up.

ANDERSON: We`re inside Woody`s home office in Hollywood. And the shots he`s pointing to have all shown up in hundreds of magazines across the globe.

WOODY: Here`s a good one: "Jamie`s (ph) sexy wild night with Bill Clinton."

This is Kiefer with the stripper that I got up on the Sunset Strip. Here`s the Britney wedding. You know, isn`t it strange how everybody knows about everything?

ANDERSON: Here`s the secret. Woody says many of those photos are planned. He says the paparazzi is called when a star wants to get some publicity.

WOODY: That`s what we do. Here`s when the phone rings, then run, fast as we can where we`re going, at a legal speed.

ANDERSON: He got a call that Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise would be at Los Angeles hot spot The Ivy. Here`s the shot he caught. He claims it was all staged.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When`s the big day, Tom?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You`re just stalling (ph).

ANDERSON: But it`s the exclusive photos, the ones no one else has, that make the most money. And Woody has gotten many. He calls himself the king of the paparazzi.

WOODY: It`s a performance sport. You either get the photos or you don`t. If you get them, then you`re the top guy.

ANDERSON: To be the top guy, you need to know what`s club is hot what night of the week. And that`s constantly changing. It`s 11 p.m. and it`s time to cruise, and he`s taking SHOWBIZ TONIGHT along.

WOODY: We`re going to take a cruise of the hot Sunset Strip.

You have to be economical on how you use your time in this business. The real secret is to go out for 20 minutes and get the right exclusive photograph of a desirable star doing something that will sell.

ANDERSON: Woody`s gotten some of his best shots on the Sunset Strip.

WOODY: Fire water and actors is like fire water and everybody else. You just never know what you`re going to get.

I got Mick Jagger coming out of the Body Shop strip club right here one night. That made me some money.

Here comes the Roxy in the Rainbow Room. That`s where I got a picture of Christina Aguilera in a little -- a little sexy outfit, the lingerie with the whip right.

I got people everywhere that call me and give me tips. This is the business of information.

ANDERSON: Woody has had the same phone number for 15 years. He says everybody knows it and everybody calls it. Woody gets a call. We doesn`t know from whom.

WOODY: What`s going on? Hello, I`m heading up to Hollywood Boulevard. Why don`t you guys come up there?

ANDERSON: It`s midnight, and now we`re heading to L.A. hot spot Nuked (ph). It`s new, and Woody says it probably won`t be hot for long.

WOODY: We`re going right down the middle of the Walk of Fame.

ANDERSON: Woody sees someone from the club.

WOODY: What`s up, man? How you doing?


WOODY: What`s going on?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: How did that work out the other night for you?

WOODY: Which one?


WOODY: You know, like always, Paris is great.


WOODY: Anybody here?


WOODY: I`m ready.

Everybody wins when we get a picture. The store they`re shopping in, the club they`re partying in, the celebrity, the project they`re working on. We get a couple of bucks, too. It works great for everybody.

If they`re in line, they`re not important.

ANDERSON: Woody meets one of his photographers. After 30 years in the business, he has a handful of employees.

WOODY: This is Henry. He`s my videographer. He`s the guy that Tommy Lee threw down and broke his pelvis in four places. You can see he`s still out here shooting. The bravest guy you`ll ever see.

ANDERSON: Here`s the video shot that night. It`s a dangerous business.


TOMMY LEE, MUSICIAN: (expletive deleted)

WOODY: Tommy came at him and attacked him. He never said a word to him. He just came out and found the smallest guy in the crowd and threw him down and broke his pelvis. One of 20 different photographers out there. But he was the smallest one in the whole crowd.

ANDERSON: But those famous images don`t come easily.

WOODY: A lot of this business is just standing around, being bored.

ANDERSON: But here comes a car.

WOODY: Let me see what`s going on here now.

ANDERSON: It`s Kirsten Dunst.

WOODY: There`s not a star in the world that wants to get out of the car and not be recognized by the crowd, even though they`re not going to pose. Let`s see what we got.

ANDERSON: Here`s the secret, Woody says the shot is not worth anything unless there is another celebrity in the picture.

WOODY: If it`s her and Brad, however, I`d be right in the front.

ANDERSON: The paparazzi swarmed the club tonight, but so do fans, waiting to get their shots.

WOODY: So who are you guys looking for? Who do you think is going to be here?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Lohan, Jessica Simpson.

ANDERSON: Another car approaches. It`s Ashlee Simpson.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I love you so much. I go to all your concerts.

WOODY: Look up! Look up! Hello, gorgeous!

They need us more than we need them.

Well, it`s starting now.

ANDERSON: It`s after 12, and the action has begun.

WOODY: Here we go.

ANDERSON: Here comes Lindsay Lohan. she`s no stranger to the paparazzi. She poses for the photographers.

WOODY: That was Lindsay Lohan, the troublemaker of the week.

ANDERSON: But Kirsten, Lindsay and Ashlee don`t make a good night.

WOODY: They`re all absolutely worthless photos, every single one of them. Had one of them shown with a guy, it might have been worthwhile. But you know, a photo of a star alone is worth 10 bucks, tops.

ANDERSON: But the night`s not over. There still could be some action ahead.

WOODY: Hey, we`re on Hollywood Boulevard, folks. Red light`s flashing, something`s going on. If we`re in luck, it`s a movie star being arrested somewhere.

ANDERSON: We`ll find out in the morning.


ANDERSON: Woody is usually out until the wee hours of the morning. He told us it`s much better to get a start leaving a night club than arriving at one. A.J., you can figure out why.

HAMMER: I sure can. Thanks very much, Brooke, enjoy the rest of your holiday. Brooke Anderson in Hollywood.

Well, now that you have a better idea of what it`s like to be a member of the paparazzi, we`re going to show you what it`s like to be a member of "The Tonight Show" staff, in particular, what it`s like to be John Melendez. You probably remember him as Stuttering John from "The Howard Stern Show." Well, he lost the stutter and got a great gig as the announcer on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Does this sound familiar?




HAMMER: Yes, it`s already a classic that John Melendez two-finger salute, but SHOWBIZ TONIGHT got to see a little bit more of John. We spent the day with John in L.A. And we are giving you an exclusive behind the scenes look at what it`s like to be John Melendez.


J. MELENDEZ: Television adds about 200 pounds. I look like a big Jabba the Hutt half the time. I try and jog every day. Already, after only three minutes, 22 calories burned. I burned off about one asparagus spear so far.

Here`s my beautiful wife, Suzanne.


J. MELENDEZ: Suzanna. She`s everything to me. Without her, I`d still be -- still be -- still be stuttering.

It`s off to "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

All right. We`re ready to go.

Working on the Stern show was fun. And I just, you know -- but I knew Howard was leaving, and who knew what was going to happen? So when this opportunity came up, I was like, "Oh, my God."

The probably is, you know, I`m a stutterer. They don`t want to make fun of stutterers and have the announcer be stuttering, as funny as it might be. I had to go, you know, and do a bunch of announcing and show them that I can do that without, you know, stuttering.

There is a warm up that you do that really helps me to get, you know, the voice. Here we go.

From sunny Burbank, California, it`s "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." How`s that?

There`s the man himself, actual size. You think the treadmill was bad?

Look at that, my name on the door. This is the sheet I get every day. This is to be announced. This is who`s on tonight, Steve Irwin, Sandra Oh and then Josh Stone.

Hello, tour people. I`m the announcer of "The Tonight Show", "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." I look skinnier in person, don`t I?

Now let`s get some in and out burger.

Fix one up please.


MELENDEZ: Tel him how much you love me.


MELENDEZ: See that?

Every day I come in here and eat, because we also have the most incredibly enlightening conversation, like we`re having now.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So today I think when you introduce him, I think you should give him the old two-finger absolute.

MELENDEZ: You know, Jay introduces me, which I`m so happy about. He says, "Say hello to John Melendez," so you know, it`s a weird thing. Like, when he says, "Say hello to John Melendez," you don`t want to go -- however you do it, it looks stupid, like you know. So I was doing this for a while, until every Friday they`re goofing me about it, so now I`m doing this.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Please say hello to John Melendez.

MELENDEZ: See, you don`t want to do that, because some people aren`t into peace.

Too goofy, too cool.

Now we`ll go down into my dressing room. You know, I come in here. See, they have -- this is the clothes I`ll be wearing tonight. Look, look, this just amazes me. I would never -- this is a Prada suit. I would never buy this.

This is the same makeup room that Johnny Carson used to get his hair done.

It`s "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno" featuring Kevin Eubanks and "The Tonight Show" band, and I`m John Melendez. Tonight Jay welcomes the crocodile hunter, Steve Irwin. From "Sideways," Sandra Oh. The music of Josh Stone.

Now, here`s Jay Leno!

JAY LENO, HOST: Say hello to John Melendez.


HAMMER: That whole thing with the fingers, that was actually a pretty big deal to John. He actually told SHOWBIZ TONIGHT he spent a lot of time actually Googling waving techniques. He`s out there on the Internet, doing searches. But he still does not feel completely happy with the good old two finger wave -- Karyn.

BRYANT: Thanks. Thanks, A.J.

Take a whiff. It is Britney, Jessica and Paris at a perfume counter near you. Making sense of celebrity scents, that`s next.

HAMMER: Also, it`s one of the hottest video games out there. It`s called Golden Tee. Come around for the ride. I tried.

BRYANT: And work off that July Fourth picnic with the guy that gets Angelina Jolie and J. Lo into shape. Trainer to the stars Gunner Peterson still to come.

HAMMER: Now it is time for tonight`s "Entertainment Weekly Great American Pop Culture Quiz." Tonight`s question, which actress did Julia Roberts replace in "Closer"? Was it Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster or Renee Zellweger? You think on that, have another hot dog, and we`re coming straight back with the answer.


HAMMER: Once again, here`s tonight`s "Entertainment Weekly Great American Pop Culture Quiz." Which actress did Julia Roberts replace in "Closer"? Was it A, Cate Blanchett; B, Nicole Kidman; C, Jodie Foster; or was it D, Renee Zellweger? The answer is A, Cate Blanchett.

BRYANT: Tonight, we have got the smell of a woman, actually lots of women, stars who have gotten into the celebrity scent business. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT looks at the celebs, the scents and the booming biz that`s got everyone sniffing.


BRYANT (voice-over): If you are a babe and you`re big in Hollywood, chances are you`ve got your own perfume line.

SARAH JESSICA PARKER, ACTRESS: I want to rule the world with my fragrances.

BRYANT: Sarah Jessica Parker announced plans to launch her own fragrance later this year. And Britney, Jessica, J. Lo and Paris are just a few of the celebs with scents out there, competing for a spot on your wrist.

PARIS HILTON, ACTRESS/MODEL: Mine is very fussy (ph) and young, and fun and smells different than everyone else`s. Smells better.

BRYANT: It may smell better, but it`s better for business, too. All that star power is pumping up an otherwise stale fragrance industry.

BRITNEY SPEARS, SINGER: I`ve always wanted a fragrance of my own, and now I`ve seen my dream come true.

BRYANT: And it`s been a dream come true for Elizabeth Arden, the company that makes Britney`s Curious. Because of her, Elizabeth Arden`s earnings spiked almost 50 percent in just three months.

BRYANT: So what exactly does it take to get your own perfume?

WENDY LIEBMANN, WSL STRATEGIC RETAIL: You want somebody who`s a little bit naughty and a little bit nice so you`ve got a bit of buzz. And you also want somebody who`s got some degree of longevity, a little trustworthy, so you that you`ve got some time to build the fragrance, to get a lot of usage and to get people to keep coming back.

BRYANT: Keeping them coming back may be important, but it takes more than star power to sell bottles, or so says the president of the company that created Paris Hilton`s new scent, aptly called Paris Hilton.

ILIA LEKACH, PRESIDENT, PARLUX: There`s this huge confusion, at least in the business side, where they think that you sign a celebrity you`ve got yourself a winner. I can -- the roads are paved with celebrity failures.

We have been approached by many, many, many celebrities, but the ones we work with, we think that they transcend their field.

BRYANT: So is that all it takes to make a great celebrity scent? Aren`t we forgetting something? Oh, yes, how it actually smells.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Smells more like lotion.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This is fresh and fruity.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This is really weak (ph).

BRYANT: We took the juice to the street and asked people which fragrance they like best:




BRYANT: Reviews were, well, mixed. So we decided to visit one of the toughest sniffers out there and get her taste.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This one is Jessica Simpson. This is very gourmet (ph).

BRYANT: Meet Veronique Vervale (ph), head of the fragrance department for one ever the leading perfume companies in the world.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Very fruity, very colorful.

BRYANT: She sniffed, she smelled, she had herself a nose full of celebrity. Her verdict?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I would almost say Britney. It`s a very powerful scent, very sensual. It`s today.

BRYANT: The expert may have spoken, but we`ll have to call her to a rematch soon. The pool of celebrities getting in on the fragrance front is getting bigger every month. And like the scenter said (ph), there`s something to be said for loyal fans.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I wear Glow. I`m not going to lie. J. Lo, I love you.


BRYANT: Some of those celebrities who will soon announce their own fragrances include Usher and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.

HAMMER: So what do you think the hardest thing to do -- to deal with is when you`re putting on a fashion show? You`d think it would be the models. It`s not the models. What it`s like to be a fashion producer is coming up.

BRYANT: Also, Mark Consuelos has the Midas touch. Find out what is - - what the soap star is touching that`s turning into gold.

HAMMER: And we are having a ball with hip hop`s Sierra (ph). And we`ll ask here what exactly is Krunk Sierra (ph), and she`ll tell us. We`re going to have a striking time, so stick around.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: sometimes it`s going to be in the gutter.



HAMMER: Welcome back to a special Fourth of July edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer.

Gorgeous models, talented designers and out of control parties. The life of a fashion show producer may seem glamorous, but there`s actually a lot more to it. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT followed around a top fashion designer, prepping his biggest show for fashion designer Carolina Hererra.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: My name is Owen Davidson (ph). And I`m a show producer.

Working with Carolina Herrera on her runway shows is probably the highlight of the season. She`s fantastically talented.

Welcome to the production war room. Now this is where it really gets serious.

The seating chart is probably one of the most agonizing components of producing the show. We work on it longer than anything else.

The RSVP list...

We work in an industry where everybody feels they should be a front row or a second row. And unfortunately, you know, life doesn`t work out quite like that.

The morning of the show, how am I feeling? A little nervous.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It`s wonderful to work with Owen, because Owen, when you get nervous, and you have ideas, he`s always sort of smiling: "Yes, we can do it."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The security just told me that she might be bringing a guest.

Seating Renee Zellweger at the Carolina Hererra show this season, I have to say, was actually much easier than I had thought.

You know, getting her in here in fine. It`s just getting her out of here that will be our big problem.

Renee is a huge fan. She predominantly wears Carolina Hererra. Having a celebrity in the front row is quite a major coup.

The text book is we physically call the models out on the runway. It`s a high stress job. There`s no doubt about it. You have no control over any of those girls the moment they leave backstage. Worst case scenario: someone falls or loses a shoe. And making sure that all the girls are ready to go and on my sound cue.

All right, James, here we go.

We`ll send her out. When that first model comes out on the runway and the music is up and the lights are up, at that point, you know, there`s no turning back. It`s do or die. It`s one time only and you`ve got to get it right.

I`m looking at the pacing to see how fast the model is walking. Because I need to have at least two to three girls out on that runway.

The exciting part is what you see on the runway. All this work that`s gone into it, and you get to see the reward.

When I`m told that last model has exited the runway, and Mrs. Herrera has came out and waved to the audience, I really cannot -- you know, I sigh a big sigh of relief.

I`m so happy. I mean, not one model fell. Everybody got a seat.

I love my job because I get to work with some of the most incredibly talented people in the world. I can`t imagine myself doing anything else.


HAMMER: Well, that was just a glimpse at what it takes to put on just one fashion show. It`s a lot of work. And Davidson produces several in one season and in multiple cities around the world, from New York, to Paris, to Milan.

BRYANT: Well, Karolina Kurkova knows a thing or two about the catwalk. Coming up, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT struts alongside one of the industry`s most in demand models. We`ll even help her pick out something to wear.

HAMMER: But before we hit the runway, we`re hitting the bowling ally with Sierra, the "One, Two Step" star shows us how to one, two, strike. Coming up on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


THOMAS ROBERTS, CNN HEADLINE NEWS ANCHOR: Hi, everybody, I`m Thomas Roberts. And here`s your "Headline Prime Newsbreak."

New developments this evening in the search for a missing Idaho boy. Investigators say they found human remains in Western Montana during their search for 9-year-old Dylan Groene. The remains are being sent to an FBI lab for DNA analysis to determine if they are Groene`s.

Dylan`s sister, Shasta, was found in an Idaho restaurant Saturday with a convicted sex offender. He`s now charged with kidnapping.

Two of the three suspects in Natalee Holloway`s disappearance are free tonight. An Aruba judge ordered the immediate release of Deepak and Satish Kalpoe, but the same judge also ordered that Joran Van Der Sloot remain in custody another 60 days. Holloway has been missing since May 30th.

President Bush again is urging Americans to support U.S. troops in Iraq. The president made a Fourth of July appearance in West Virginia today. He insisted the insurgents in Iraq will fail to stop democracy and U.S. forces will stay until the fight is won.

That is the news for now. Thanks for joining us. I`m Thomas Roberts. We take you back for more of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT."

BRYANT: Tonight, we celebrate the Fourth of July with the best of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

He has got some famous bodies at work, a summer shape-up with celebrity trainer, Gunnar Peterson.

HAMMER: And tee time for you, the game about the green that`s bringing in lots of green, "Golden Tee."


DONALD TRUMP, "THE APPRENTICE": I`m Donald Trump. If it happened today, it`s on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, TV`s only one-hour long entertainment news show. It is now 31 minutes past the hour. I`m A.J. Hammer.

BRYANT: And I`m Karyn Bryant. We are celebrating the Fourth of July with the best of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

HAMMER: In the "Show`s Biz," a $400 million a year moneymaking monster that you can find in Tony Soprano`s "Bada Bing" club, it`s in Nick Lachey`s crib, and you`ll probably find it at a bar near you, too.

BRYANT: It`s "Golden Tee." It`s a video arcade game that he turned bar-goers, even some celebrities, into video golf addicts.


BRYANT: Unfortunately, we can`t all be Tiger Woods. But an estimated 10 million wannabe Tigers, or prospective Happy Gilmores, get their golf jollies out in a golf video game called "Golden Tee."

Carson Daly tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that he`s a fan.

CARSON DALY, TALK SHOW HOST: You know, if I`m in a good spot, I could play "Golden Tee," which is a big standup arcade game.

BRYANT: So is Nelly, Nick Lachey, and even the rock band, the Strokes. And what does Mark Consuelos do when he`s not acting or hanging out with his wife, morning show host Kelly Ripa?

You may already know that "Golden Tee" is a staple in sports bars, but what you probably didn`t know is that "Golden Tee" is perhaps the most popular coin operated video game ever. Sorry, Pac-Mac.

DAVID KELLY, INCREDIBLE TECHNOLOGIES: It has surpassed Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, all of them.

BRYANT: Just look at the leader board. The company that makes "Golden Tee" estimates that there are about 10 million "Golden Tee" players. The game takes in about $400 million a year, plus it generates three quarters of a billion dollars in food and drink bar sales.

But "Golden Tee" is much more than at a bar game. Players can go online and compete with players all over the country for real prize money. And "Golden Tee" tournaments sometimes draw television coverage.

But as Mark Consuelos reminds us, if you play "Golden Tee" be careful.

MARK CONSUELOS, "GOLDEN TEE" FAN: See, that`s a "Golden Tee" wound. Look at that. You see that? That`s a wound from "Golden Tee." See that? Your fingers can get stuck.

BRYANT: Yes, players sometimes get a little enthusiastic as they tee off. The game even comes with a warning, so with the ever present risk of injury, what makes "Golden Tee" is so popular? This fan best summarized what makes the game perfect for a guy`s night out.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You don`t have to spend two hours talking to your friends in a bar. That last thing I want to know is two hours worth of his life.

BRYANT: Still, in its own way, "Golden Tee" facilitates its own version of barroom bonding. As Happy Gilmore and Bob Barker showed us on a real golf course, things can sometimes get testy.

BOB BARKER, "PRICE IS RIGHT": I don`t want a piece of you, I want the whole thing.

BRYANT: But after a few rounds of "Golden Tee" and a few rounds of beers, "Golden Tee" players aren`t like Happy Gilmore. They`re just happy.


BRYANT: And here is an interesting tidbit. Incredible Technologies, they are the company that makes "Golden Tee," this is what they told us: 80 percent of the people who play "Golden Tee" are actual golfers, and 90 percent of men between 21 and 45 years of age.

HAMMER: Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani and Matthew McConaughey all have some body in common. That body helped them get their bodies. He is trainer to the stars Gunnar Peterson, and he put SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Brooke Anderson through the paces. She joins us now from Hollywood to tell us all about it.

Brooke, let me take a look. Yes, I believe I still see a little sweat dripping off your forehead from the workout.

ANDERSON: Wooh, I am still sweating, still sore from this one, A.J.

I had quite the workout when I stopped by Gunnar`s Hollywood Hills studio to discover what it takes to get a celebrity body. And let me tell you, it is far from glamorous.


ANDERSON: Gunnar, I know you have shaped some of Hollywood`s best bodies, but I`m hoping you`ll share some of those shape-up secrets with little old me.

GUNNAR PETERSON, CELEBRITY TRAINER: Let`s go (INAUDIBLE) with the fundamentals. Come on.

ANDERSON: Let`s get to it. I understand you worked with Matthew McConaughey to get him ready for his last movie role. Those abs -- we`ve all seen him with his shirt off -- how do we all get abs like that?

PETERSON: Well, abs is a combination of work, diet, hydration -- got to get your water -- and sleep, so you`re body can get rid of the excess body fat that it`s holding. Now, you`re going to take that ball overhead, extend, tag it behind you, and then bring it up.

ANDERSON: Like no ab workout I`ve ever done before. The stars have to wear these low-cut dresses. I know Hilary Swank at the Oscars had one that right down here, her back looked incredible. How do we get the back that looks like that?

PETERSON: You have to work the back. You have to work the shoulders. You want to make sure that you`re challenged by the final repetitions of the set, whether it`s 12, 13, 14, 15, or whether it`s 7, 8, 9, 10, it`s all about form.

ANDERSON: Quality over quantity.

Gwen Stefani, I know you work with her. She`s got some of the best legs in the business. How can I get some legs and glutes like that?

PETERSON: First of all, turn around so you`re get the feel of it, then I`m going to give you a barbell. And I want -- no, no, no.


PETERSON: Can you imagine? She boards the plane, and walks right into the cockpit, and starts pushing buttons.

ANDERSON: Yikes, I`m sorry.

PETERSON: Stairs are your friend.

ANDERSON: Stairs are our friend.

PETERSON: And stairs are your friend, by the way, in real life, too.

ANDERSON: Bottom line, there`s no secret, no five-minute or ten- minute secret workout that can whip you into shape?

PETERSON: Yes, kind of boring, huh? Not too sexy.

ANDERSON: Thanks for having us. I appreciate it. It was fun.

PETERSON: Look at the improvement.

ANDERSON: Already, already.

PETERSON: Already.


ANDERSON: Gunnar told me the key to getting that rock-hard body is simply hard work. He said Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz were going in for workouts with him three and four times a week before they filmed "Sahara." Gunnar has also written his first book about fitness. It`s titled "G Force," and it`s on sale now -- A.J.?

HAMMER: Three and four times a week? It looked like you were ready to drop after a couple of hours there, Brooke.

ANDERSON: Yes, just one time was enough for me.

HAMMER: Thanks very much.

Well, now it`s time for a lower impact sport, bowling, with Ciara. The 19-year-old singer from Atlanta is hotter than ever. Her debut album, "Goodies," has now gone double platinum. And as Ciara showed me when we hit the lanes together in New York City, this is one singer who`s not real easy to pin down.


HAMMER: Now, do you have much experience with the bowling?

CIARA, SINGER: I haven`t bowled in a while.


CIARA: OK? I haven`t.

HAMMER: They have a little kiddie thing.

CIARA: The one they pull up the gutters on the sides.

HAMMER: Yes, we can pull the gutters up.

CIARA: Aw, we don`t need that one. I got this.

HAMMER: You`ve been dubbed the first lady of crunk.

CIARA: You know what?

HAMMER: It`s just something that happens.

You and I know what crunk is. A lot of people won`t know what crunk is. You might have to fill somebody in.

CIARA: You know what? I like to say that crunk music is kind of like -- to me, it`s like high-energy music. The way that I define it is, it`s like the heavy metal of hip-hop. If you go to a club in Atlanta where they get crunk, you literally may need your elbow, you may need your pads, wear your knee pads and everything, because it`s crazy.

HAMMER: Making a record is kind of like bowling. Sometimes you`re going to bowl a strike; sometimes it`s going to be in the gutter. Well, how great for you, your first time out, to be able to work with Lil` John, Missy Elliott, Ludacris. Talk to me a little bit about Missy.

CIARA: She`s like a mentor to me. She`s like a big sister to me. I mean, she`s been in the industry for so long, and she`s been consistent with hits. And she remains humble.

And I think a lot of times people lose that once they, you know, get to a certain status and they accomplish so much. I think that the more humble you are, the more the blessings will flow.


HAMMER: She`s so sweet. Ciara`s DVD, "Goodies: The Videos and More" is going to be in stores one week from tomorrow. It contains all of the videos from "Goodies," unreleased tracks, and there`s some behind-the- scenes footage, as well.

BRYANT: Well, next, we will take you behind the scenes and show you how one of fashion`s best known models prepares for fashion`s biggest night. Spend some time with Karolina Kurkova, next.

HAMMER: And just a good old boy following in his famous dad`s "Dukes of Hazzard" footsteps in a patriotic way. Stay with us.


BRYANT: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Karyn Bryant. Now, we`ve got a SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusive, an inside look at supermodel Karolina Kurkova as she prepares for the CFDA Awards. It`s the most important night in the fashion world. Basically, it`s the Oscars for designers.

Now, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT was there from the beginning to see how much work goes into making a stunning entrance on the red carpet.


BRYANT (voice-over): They`re young, funny, and forces to be reckoned with in the fashion industry.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is Karolina Kurkova. She`s a supermodel.

BRYANT: And these are her pals, Jack McCoullough (ph) and Lizzaro Hernandez (ph). They`re the award-winning design dream team that makes up Proenza Schooler (ph).

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We met their work, and we just instantly fell in love and became good friends.


BRYANT: Today, they`re designing the ultimate dress for the CFDA awards.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The CFDA awards, which are like -- they`re basically like the Oscars of fashion. It`s that award, you see right there on the floor?

BRYANT: Jack and Lorenzo (ph) won for best up-and-coming designer in 2003. The ceremony is one of the biggest nights in the fashion industry. It`s a star-studded event, and the dress has got to be incredible.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It`s fun, but it`s a lot of pressure, too. You know (INAUDIBLE) is going to be there. So I always try to kind of surprise people, and always try to do something else on the red carpet. I definitely like the idea of something kind of short and like kind of fuller.


BRYANT: They talked, they sketch, and they come up with a plan, but there`s no guarantees.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You don`t know what to expect. You don`t know how it`s going to look, if it`s going to work or not going to work.

BRYANT: And we`re about to find off.

Almost a month later, it`s the day of the big award ceremony and the dress.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Karolina`s dress is on its way. It`s still not finished. It`s very last-minute, like, fashion, sort of, drama.

BRYANT: Drama indeed. In just four hours, they`re supposed to step out onto the red carpet. Plus, the heat is unbearable.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It`s so hot today. It`s so humid.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Tonight, I want to feel good, I want to be comfortable. I definitely would like to be in, you know, something that`s short, kind of show my long legs.

BRYANT: And when the dress finally arrives, it`s a knockout.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Nice, nice, nice.

BRYANT: But there`s no time to celebrate.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It is 4 o`clock. And I have to get ready. And we have to be out of the door at 6:00. This has to get shorter, tighter. The boys have to get ready. It`s getting pretty close.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We`re late, we`re late.

BRYANT: It`s 7 o`clock, an hour late. But the wait was worth it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You look amazing.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Thank you, you look amazing, too.

BRYANT: They may look amazing, but it wasn`t easy getting there.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It`s very stressful. It`s always hard, like, making the alterations last minute.

BRYANT: And after all that work, there is only one thing left to do: Show off that dress.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It`s like photographers everywhere, you know, they`re all lined up. And TV crews, and they`re all screaming.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Of course, it`s nice, people screaming your name. You feel good. But it`s also stressful, you know, you`re like nervous. Oh, my god, do I like good?

BRYANT: She looks great. All the stress, the planning has totally paid off.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: If you feel good in what you`re wearing, and you like what you wear, you`ll look like a star. You`ll look like a million dollars. And that`s what it`s really all about.


BRYANT: Karolina says one way to deal with the jitters before she steps out onto the red carpet is to have herself a gut laugh and get it out of her system.

HAMMER: It is time now for our "Showbiz Sitdown" with Shooter Jennings. Following in the footsteps of a musical icon, Shooter Jennings, the son of country music legend Wayland Jennings, is now a star very much in his own right. In fact, there`s a good chance you heard this song today.

Yes, as the song says, that`s "Fourth of July," a massive hit off of Shooter`s latest album, "Put the O Back in Country."

Shooter Jennings, thank you very much for joining us and happy Fourth of July to you.

SHOOTER JENNINGS, COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER: Thank you. Thank you. It`s my day, man. I`m excited about it.

HAMMER: Yes, obviously, you`re a very patriotic guy. What exactly does Independence Day mean to you?

JENNINGS: Well, hey, the Fourth of July, this song, and what it`s about was about a story of a trip with me and my girlfriend took to actually go see Willie Nelson play on the Fourth of July, which is one of my favorite things to do.

Actually, this year, we`re playing in Philadelphia. But it was a lot of fun. It was a song about looking back on a beautiful part of my life with somebody, you know? But it`s just like anybody can relate to those kind of things when you go on trips with the one you love, or your family or something, you just look back at that time and remember how wonderful it was, you know?

HAMMER: All right. Well, speaking of Willie Nelson, and a former time in your life, I want to play a little something for you. Ellie, can we roll that music right here?

What do you think of when you hear this music, the original "Dukes of Hazzard" theme playing?

JENNINGS: Are you kidding me? That`s one of the best songs ever written, in my opinion. I love the "Dukes of Hazzard." I`m a little biased.

HAMMER: Yes, why this song in particular? Maybe you need to explain that for people who just may not know.

JENNINGS: Well, if you don`t know, my dad, Wayland Jennings, wrote, sang that song, and did the whole narration, the balladeer (INAUDIBLE) on that show. I love that song, man.

HAMMER: Willie Nelson. Do you ever perform it in concert, by the way?

JENNINGS: With Willie?

HAMMER: No, do you ever perform the "Dukes" theme?

JENNINGS: Oh, yes, we do all the time, man. You know, we just played the "Dukes" fest they had down in Bristol, Tennessee, they do every year. And we played down there to the big crowd. And we play that song all the time.

Because I`ll be at the concert, and some Wayland fan will be there and be like, "Play Dukes and good old boys," or something, so I`m happy to play it, though. We love doing it.

You know, he wrote that song in the bathroom on the way to the premier of the first episode of the "Dukes of Hazzard." He hadn`t had it written yet, and they`d been waiting on it and waiting on it. And he wrote it in the bathroom on the way to go meet them.

HAMMER: He figured they had to have it done, right?

JENNINGS: Yes, yes.

HAMMER: Well, Willie Nelson, of course, is starring in the "Dukes of Hazzard" movie which is coming out next month. You`re going to be starring in a biopic about Johnny Cash playing your dad, Wayland. What was that? Was that a real emotional experience for you?

JENNINGS: It was crazy, man. I`d never been in a movie or anything like that before, and that was totally an experience that was, you know, out there for me, because I`m not a good actor or anything, and I`m not used to all that.

But doing it was really crazy, because stepping into -- kind of stepping into the shoes of maybe where my dad was when he was like my age, like 25, 26, 27-years-old, when he had an apartment with Johnny Cash and all that stuff. I mean, it really kind of put a perspective on it that I had never seen before.

But it also kind of made be realize, like, oh, man, yes, OK, his apartment looked like crap, too, it was trashed and everything, you know? So it didn`t make me feel so bad about myself, I guess, but, no, it was a great experience, man. It`s going to be great. I`m only in it a little bit, but...

HAMMER: And you think you did your daddy proud?

JENNINGS: I hope so. I think he was looking down on me.

I looked in the mirror a couple times. I`ve shaven, and I`ve got a wig on in part of it. I`m looking in the mirror and I`m going, "Golly man, I look like him sometimes." I didn`t realize it, but it was pretty crazy.

HAMMER: This is what happens. This is what happens.

Shooter Jennings, thank you very much for joining us on this special Fourth of July SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Have a great tour all summer long. You`re playing tonight with Toby Keith. And of course, Shooter`s latest album, "Put the O Back in Country" is out in stores now.

BRYANT: Up next, we will go out with a bang with the Marquee Guy. Stay with us.

HAMMER: Well, first, it is time for the "Entertainment Weekly" must list. Here are five things that "EW" says you absolutely need to check out this summer.

Make sure you see Kate Bosworth`s performance as Lois Lane in "Superman Returns." It will have you flying high. Then play a visit to Wisteria Lane and check out Felicity Huffman as she cleans house and catch up on what you missed by watching repeats of "Desperate Housewives."

Next, catch Jake Gyllenhaal in one of his six summer flicks. You may not remember how to spell his name, but you won`t forget his performances. And if you`re in the mood for a most excellent adventure, pick up "Bill and Ted`s Most Excellent Collection." It`s new on DVD.

Finally, "EW" says to stop monkeying around and check out the movie everybody`s going to go ape for, "King Kong." For more on "EW" summer must-list, just pick up a copy of "Entertainment Weekly" on newsstands now.


HAMMER: As the holiday draws to a close, it is time to see what`s playing on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT tomorrow.

BRYANT: The Marquee Guy is wearing red, white and blue for the Fourth of July. Take my word for it. And Marquee Guy, take it away.

MARQUEE GUY: Tomorrow, one sizzling summer movie, four superheroes live. The Thing, the Human Torch, Mr. Fantastic, and the Invisible Woman, Jessica Alba. "Alba" looking forward to seeing her. We connect four, with the Fantastic Four, live here on the set of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT tomorrow.

This is the Marquee Guy hoping you`re having a "Fantastic Four" of July.

HAMMER: Happy Fourth of July to you, Marquee Guy. Let me say hello to Jessica Alba for me. I`m going to take a few days off.

BRYANT: I will. I will. And I`m excited to meet Michael Chiklis. I`m a huge fan of "The Shield." He`s playing the Thing. It`s going to be great.

That does do it for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Karyn Bryant.

HAMMER: I`m A.J. Hammer. Happy Fourth of July. Please stayed tuned for the latest from CNN Headline News.


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