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Stars & Plastic Surgery; Comedians & Depression; Hollywood & the Unmarried Woman
Aired August 10, 2007 - 23:00:00 ET
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A. J. HAMMER, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT ANCHOR: A revealing look at celebrities who have beaten their addictions through rehab. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.
BROOKE ANDERSON, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT ANCHOR: And unmarried in Hollywood. Why some stars are now saying I don`t to marriage. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. A special edition of TV`s most provocative entertainment news show, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT investigates, starts right now.
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HAMMER: On SHOWBIZ TONIGHT investigates, celebrity sex tapes. Tonight a revealing look, and we do mean revealing, at why stars strip down for the camera. Paris, Pam, even Screech? Do these X-rated hard-core videos help or hurt a career? Tonight SHOWBIZ TONIGHT uncovers the naked truth about celebrity sex tapes.
Star plastic surgery successes and nightmares. Tonight, whose nips and tucks were terrific, and whose, well, were just plain terrible?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The surgery came out terrible.
HAMMER: Plus, does going under the knife really change their life? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT investigates when bad notices and bob jobs happen to good stars.
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HAMMER: Hello. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.
ANDERSON: Hi there everyone. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. And tonight SHOWBIZ TONIGHT investigates. We`re digging into some of the most shocking Hollywood stories, the ones you hear about almost every day. Headlines about stars in and out of rehab. Body image issues like weight and plastic surgery. And those non-stop Hollywood hookups and breakups.
HAMMER: Well, Paris Hilton certainly known for making headlines of her own. Remember, she did spend 23 days in jail. But what really put her on the map was her best-selling sex tape "One Night in Paris." Of course, Paris is not the only celebrity to get caught with their pants down, so to speak. But is that really such a bad thing, or can a celebrity actually help their career with a sex tape? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT investigates.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You look gorgeous.
HAMMER: This is the tape that not only put Paris Hilton on the map, but catapulted her from socialite to superstar. This tape with then boyfriend Rick Solomon will probably go down as the biggest movie of her career.
HOWARD BRAGMAN, FIFTEEN MINUTES PUBLIC RELATIONS: I think that the sex tape catapulted her in a way no one could have ever imagined. I think that tape 20, 30, 40 years ago would have clearly ended somebody`s career, and instead it made her one of the biggest stars in the world.
HAMMER: Paris, and her billionaire family, originally tried to stop the footage from being released but then later agreed to take a cut of the sales.
DAVID CAPLAN, VH-1 CORRESPONDENT: Paris decided to share the profits with Rick Solomon basically because the video couldn`t be stopped and she really had the mentality that if this video is going to be out, of me, at my most discrete moment, I better get a cut in it. And that`s the simple answer.
BRAGMAN: In this day and age, you can`t stop something from getting out. You can`t put it back in once it`s out on the Internet.
HAMMER: No one knows that better than "Baywatch" beauty Pam Anderson and her then-husband Motley Crew drummer, Tommy Lee. Their 1998 honeymoon footage took the web by storm, and SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you it remains one of the most downloaded celebrity videos ever.
Even though the couple wanted to suppress the tape, it only ups their celebrity ante. The truth is times have changed and so have attitudes. Actor Rob Lowe`s career came to a screeching halt after videotape emerged showing him having sex with two young women back in 1988. One of the girls turned out to be only 16 years old.
CAPLAN: Rob Lowe`s career took a nose dive. He had problems getting projects plus he went to rehab for sex addiction and alcohol.
BRAGMAN: When the Rob Lowe tape came out, we weren`t as quote/unquote "liberated" as we are now. I think it really did hurt his career. He really had to do some resurrection to get beyond that point in his career, and to his credit he did a really good job of that.
HAMMER: Flash forward to today. This 45-minute tape SHOWBIZ TONIGHT obtained, shot on a tour bus in 1999, gives us a glimpse into the private lives of rock stars and groupies. You probably recognize Kid Rock. The other guy is Scott Stapp, the former front man of the Christian rock band, Creed. Kid rock told SHOWBIZ TONIGHT the video was Scott`s idea.
KID ROCK, ROCK MUSICIAN: He came in there with his camera. And I`m standing there, these girls are with me and they`re kind of like, what`s with the camera or something. And he`s like, oh, no, no, it`s just mine. And I`m like whatever, whatever. I might not have been exactly sober at the time.
HAMMER: I understand. I understand. It`s rock and roll.
ROCK: It`s rock and roll, man. I`m not making any excuses. I was there. I was involved. I had a lot of fun. All right? Do I want to put the tape out? No, I really don`t want the tape to come out. It comes out. Do I care? No, I really don`t care.
HAMMER: Just getting a piece of the action.
ROCK: I will say, say impeccable timing, though, with my record coming out. If it`s going to come out, perfect timing.
HAMMER: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you that not every sex tape is a guaranteed money maker. Just look at the bedroom bomb starting former figure Tanya Harding and her now ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, the same guy that conspired to club Nancy Kerrigan.
HAMMER: A la Pam and Tommy, the couple filmed themselves on their honeymoon. But unlike Pam and Tommy, they then leaked the footage to the Internet and packaged its sale.
CAPLAN: Why? Because this girl was hungry for publicity. She was desperate. And when a celebrity is desperate for attention, what do they do? Seriously a sex tape lands on the Internet.
BRAGMAN: Tanya Harding didn`t have the goods in terms of being a sex pot in somebody that we all wanted to see, number one. And, number two, we didn`t feel like it was kind of quote/unquote "leaked". We felt like it was something very contrived, very controlled. People have a really good antenna for that. If they think they are seeing something they are not supposed to see, that`s exciting. If they are seeing something that was created and produced with them in mind, not so exciting.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It`s bath time.
HAMMER: Dustin Diamond is still mum about whether he had anything to do with this sex tape`s release. The former "Saved By The Bell" star, still known as Screech more than a decade after the TV show went off the air, told SHOWBIZ TONIGHT he was livid when he found out footage with him, and two women, had made its way online.
DUSTIN DIAMOND, FMR. ACTOR: I`m going to see to it that you are shut down. I`m not like other celebrities. I`m going to fight this tooth and nail.
HAMMER: Well, the fighting didn`t last long. Heavily in debt and with a flagging career, Screech ended up authorizing the sale of the tape a few months later.
BRAGMAN: I read recently an interview by a male star and he said the only reason you would videotape sex is if you want somebody to see it. And if you want it to get out on the Internet. I think there`s some truth to that. Celebrities with brains do not let video cameras roll while they are having sex.
HAMMER: Hollywood bad boy Collin Farrell also found himself in the middle of a steamy sex tape scandal. Now, he ended up suing his ex- girlfriend, a Playboy playmate, when she tried to release some of their x- rated footage. The two ended up settling out of court, and that tape faded off into to the sunset.
All right, also tonight, I`m revealing what stars, like Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears can learn from those who are taking it one day at a time following their stints in rehab. Yes, there are actually celebrities who have had success beating their addictions and bounce back. I can also tell you their stories have definitely inspired others.
STEVIE NICKS, SINGER: Both times I went into rehab, I knew. Nobody had to tell me. I said, book me into Betty Ford.
HAMMER (voice-over): Stevie Nicks, front woman of the 70`s super group Fleetwood Mac, getting candid with SHOWBIZ TONIGHT about her nearly deadly battle with cocaine and the powerful tranquilizer Klonopin and how rehab literally saved her life.
NICKS: I didn`t want to change. I didn`t want to stop doing what I was doing. People tried to talk to me and I didn`t really listen to anybody.
HAMMER: By the late 1980s Nicks says her addiction to cocaine was so strong that the drug had burned a hole in her nose. In 1986, she went straight to the Betty Ford Clinic.
NICKS: I unfortunately think that you have to make your own mistakes.
HAMMER: Fresh out of treatment, a psychiatrist put Nicks on Klonopin, the same drug given to Anna Nicole Smith to treat panic attacks. Stevie says she too Klonopin for eight years and was even under the influence at Bill Clinton`s 1993 inaugural bash. It was that high profile moment that drove Nicks to second stint in treatment.
NICKS: Nobody makes you go to rehab, believe me. You make yourself go to rehab. Nobody makes you aware that you have a problem. You`re the person that gets up out of bed one morning and says this is -- things are going to change.
HAMMER: Stevie is not the only star to know and beat crippling addictions. Robert Downey Jr. spent most of the 1990s in and out of southern California courtrooms, jails and rehab centers, hooked on cocaine, alcohol and methamphetamines. Downy couldn`t come to grips with his addiction.
ROBERT DOWNEY JR., ACTOR: There`s a reason it`s listed in the American medical book as a disease.
HAMMER: The headline making bouts with rehab eventually worked for Downey, who is now clean and sober, and working movies like "Zodiac," where he ironically plays a cross-addicted reporter. On "LARRY KING LIVE" Downey talked about the second chance he`s been given at sobriety.
DOWNEY: Part of it is largely a moral issue. But I think once you have the opportunity to get the help you need to get out of it, you have to remember that sometimes that train doesn`t come back around for seven years. It`s very specific how many chances you get.
DANNY BONADUCE, ACTOR: I like that better.
HAMMER: Danny Bonaduce knows all about second chances. Bonaduce went from squeaky clean conniver on the "Partridge Family" to a conniving homeless addict when the show was on the air.
BONADUCE: I was on the "Partridge Family" and then I lived between the dumpsters at Grommons Chinese.
HAMMER: Danny did countless stints at rehab centers and detox facilities before finally going on the straight and narrow. He`s now open and honest about his addictions on the VH1 reality show "Breaking Bonaduce." Danny told SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Brooke Anderson that as many as 90 percent of rehab patients fall off the wagon.
So for him, every day is a statistical victory and sobriety is something he takes one day at a time.
BONADUCE: You know, I could wrap up the show and go off and have a cocktail like civilized people. And I`d go home and life would be fine. The next day I`d think well, I`ll have two. And within three months to a year I would be in jail somewhere. That`s just the way it goes. So no, in the long run, I can`t have just one drink.
HAMMER: "Different Strokes" actor Todd Bridges hit rock bottom after his TV show ended in 1986. In 1989 Bridges was charged with shooting a drug dealer in a crack house after a four-day cocaine binge. He was jailed and later went to rehab.
TODD BRIDGES, ACTOR: My father was very dysfunctional. He was an alcoholic and abusive.
HAMMER: Bridges tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Brooke Anderson the sexual and physical abuse he suffered as a child made him return to drugs. Religion, he says, turned his life around.
BRIDGES: Yes, I may have had problems growing up like any other kid did, but I have completely turned my life around.
HAMMER: Now that Stevie Nicks has turned her life around, she`s got some advice for Britney Spears, who recently completed her own stint in rehab.
NICKS: I love Britney Spears. I would love to go and sit in her room with her and say, like I`m going to be your mom for a minute. I`m going to tell you what`s happening and I`m going to tell you how much you`re going to regret all of this. But I don`t think until Britney is ready to make a change for herself; I don`t think anybody can tell her.
HAMMER: Well, Britney Spears did spend 28 days at the Promises rehab clinic in Malibu, California. That is the very same place Lindsay Lohan chose to get her help and get clean and sober.
ANDERSON: OK, I don`t know about you, but sometimes I take a look at celebrities and ask myself, how did they lose so much weight so quickly and what kind of message does that send?
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: When people see celebrities losing weight so incredibly quickly and losing so much weight, it really sets unrealistic expectations for the rest of us.
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ANDERSON: Coming up, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Sibila Vargas investigates the secrets to how some celebrities lose weight so fast and is it safe?
HAMMER: Also, Brooke, another big body image issue we always seem to talk about, you know, the easy way out, plastic surgery. Well, tonight we`re revealing whose nips and tucks are terrific and, well, whose are just plain terrible. We are dealing with when bad nose and boob jobs happen to good stars. That`s coming up.
ANDERSON: And marriage, marriage. Tonight why so many stars are saying staying unmarried in Hollywood. That`s at 46 past the hour. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT investigates is back after this.
ANDERSON: Welcome back to this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT investigates. I`m Brooke Anderson. Right now we are investigating Hollywood`s most amazing disappearing acts. We`re not talking magic here. These are the stars whose bodies disappear right before our very eyes in a very short amount of time. Whether it`s a celebrity shedding pounds for a particular role or simply because of a personal choice.
Here`s SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Sibila Vargas with a SHOWBIZ weight watch, the secrets of rapidly shrinking stars. The who, the what, the how, and the why.
VARGAS (voice-over): We`re used to seeing our stars explode onto the big and small screens. But when their body, not their body of work, disappears right before our very eyes, we begin to wonder what kind of work they`re doing to their eyes.
DOBSON: When people seeing celebrities losing weight losing so incredibly quickly, and losing so much weight, it really sets unrealistic expectations for the rest of us.
VARGAS: But not all celebrities drop the weight for their health. Sometimes it`s for their healthy career.
DOBSON: Christian Bale normally weighs 185 pounds. And he lost more than 60 pounds for his role in the movie "The Machinist."
VARGAS: And sometimes the celebs shrink down so fast SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is asking what they did, how they did it, and if it`s safe.
FELICIA STOLER, "HONEY, WE`RE KILLING THE KIDS": It`s never safe to lose a large amount of weight quickly.
VARGAS: Courtney Love shocked the world when she recently unveiled her bikini-clad body, or lack thereof.
DOBSON: Courtney Love has everyone talking. She recently lost 44 pounds. She says she lost it in just four months. And not only that, but she says she wants to lose another six to 11 pounds.
STOLER: I would say that if Courtney`s going to lose any more weight, she`s going to start looking anorexic.
VARGAS: But what would drive any celebrity to shed so many pounds so fast?
DOBSON: Courtney Love says one of the reasons she lost so much weight was she fell in love with a pair of designer pants. So after she lost the weight, she was seen on the red carpet wearing them, and she said, `They`re designer, they`re straight of the runway, and they`re sample size.`
VARGAS: Some really wonder whether Love lost the weight through diet and exercise as she claims, or if she had some type of gastric surgery.
STOLER: The truth is, if you`ve had the surgery, admit it. Plenty of people have had it. It`s not the - it`s not brand new that people are having this type of surgery.
VARGAS: The surgery question is one that`s dogged former "View" co- host Star Jones ever since her dramatic weight loss.
DOBSON: When Star Jones lost a lot of weight, everyone believed it was surgery, and she denied it.
LARRY KING, CNN HOST: Did you ever consider, like, surgery?
STAR JONES REYNOLDS, TV PERSONALITY: I considered it all. And I - that`s when I went to my doctors.
KING: And what did you do?
REYNOLDS: The whole world wants to know that now.
VARGAS: We do want to know want to know, Star. Just tell us how you did it. Who knows? You might inspire someone.
STOLER: If you have had it, people need to know that you`ve done it. Because it`s better for people to understand how to lose weight in an - in an appropriate manner.
VARGAS: Then there are the stars whose bodies disappear for that movie role they so desperately want.
When Beyonce scored a leading role in the hit movie "Dreamgirls," she also took some extreme measures to make sure she fit into her character`s shoes.
DOBSON: Beyonce lost 20 pounds for her role in "Dreamgirls," and she said she wanted her character to go through a total transformation from the early years to the later years.
STOLER: Well, Beyonce, has acknowledged that she did the master cleanse diet, which she has told people that she did, but she does not recommend that others do it as well. And it`s like a water diet. And it`s really unhealthy and it`s unsafe to do.
DOBSON: It sounds really disgusting.
VARGAS: One celeb who`s gone from soft and chunky to hard and funky is Janet.
DOBSON: Janet Jackson lost an incredible amount of weight over just a few months. And she says it was because she had gained a lot of weight because she was auditioning for a movie for which she needed to be heavy.
VARGAS: Janet revealed the secret to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
JANET JACKSON, ENTERTAINER: How? Eating everything I wanted when I wanted. Ooh, that sounds good.
VARGAS: So why are we so obsessed by celebrities` incredibly shrinking bodies and they do it?
STOLER: When we look at their struggles with weight loss, we want to relate that.
DOBSON: Celebrities definitely have an inside track on losing weight fast. But celebrities will use different diet pills, or they`ll use pills that are meant for horses.
STOLER: I think the lesson that can be learned from the stars is they`re - they`re people, too, and they have the same type of struggle that everybody else has with weight loss and weight gain.
VARGAS: And as long as these stars keep disappearing so quickly before our very eyes, we`ll keep watching and wonder, because.
DOBSON: What really makes these disappearing acts so amazing is not just that celebrities lose tons of weight, but that they lose it so quickly.
ANDERSON: That was SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Sibila Vargas. And listen, don`t stress when you see stars lose weight fast. After all, most of them have trainers and personal chefs to prepare their meals.
HAMMER: Very good point to keep in mind. It is no secret that so many celebrities are just obsessed with their weight, their body image.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Things like breast augmentation and rhinoplasty (ph) has always been popular in the younger age groups. But more and more people are getting face lifts, especially actresses in their 30s.
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HAMMER: Tonight we are investigating whose nips and tucks are terrific, and whose are just plain terrible. We`re talking when bad nose and boob jobs happen to good stars. Coming up.
ANDERSON: Also, Jim Carey, Rosie O`Donnell, they have been very open about their battles with depression, and they`re just the beginning of a long list. It turns out some of the funniest people are also the saddest. I`m revealing the dark side of comedy. Straight ahead.
HAMMER: And John Bon Jovi is one of my favorite people in the business. Such a cool guy. He is beating the odds. That`s because he has been married to his high school sweetheart for almost 20 years now. What is his secret to making it work? That is coming up next. You are watching the special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT investigates.
HAMMER: Now with SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s continuing coverage of couples who are making their relationships work in Hollywood and beyond. And there is perhaps no better example than rocker Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorthia. They have actually been together since high school. So, when I sat down with Jon, he had to ask how do they make it work?
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JON BON JOVI, ROCKER: I don`t know. Other than, you know, it`s something that you have to work on. I think that there`s a mutual respect. There`s also an independence, and we`re not reliant on celebrity to fuel our next move. You know, I mean, that`s just what I do for a living. There`s not a platinum record hanging in my house. It`s just my job.
You don`t see my kids at premiers and getting in magazines and playing that whole game. It`s a shallow pool to swim in, and when it`s new, it`s fun for a lot of people. When you have been at it for this long, you just think that`s cute, but I have no interest in it.
HAMMER: One thing that you mentioned that I think applies to people, famous or not, the independence thing, and particularly because so many couples live in a relationship where one spouse is perhaps out on the road quite a bit, as a business traveler or whatever. You certainly spend a lot of time out on the road, and I`m sure at the beginning that was pretty daunting for your wife, as you headed out.
BON JOVI: You can sit her down sometime and talk to her about it, but it`s just always what I have done, and I have done it for a long, long time. So it is what it is, and, you know, to me the other thing just doesn`t really have any appeal. It just never did fortunately for me.
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HAMMER: Jon Bon Jovi and Dorthia have four kids. They have a daughter and three sons.
ANDERSON: OK, so Jon Bon Jovi said I do, and it`s worked. But plenty of stars are now saying I don`t, and that seems to be working for them. Coming up at 46 past the hour, I investigate why more women are staying unmarried in Hollywood.
HAMMER: I have to tell you, doing what I do for a living, I have seen some pretty good plastic surgery and some real messes too. Tonight we`re taking a look at plastic surgery successes for the stars and nightmares as well. Also this.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The funniest people in the world tend to be some of the most unhappy.
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ANDERSON: Comedians from Jim Carey to Rosie O`Donnell have been very open about their battles with depression. The dark side of comedy coming up. Stay with us.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Seems like breast augmentation and rhinoplasty has always been popular in the younger age groups, but more and more people are getting face lifts, especially actresses, in their 30s.
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HAMMER: Star plastic surgery successes and nightmares. Whose nips and tucks were terrific, and whose were just plain terrible? And does going under the knife really change their life? Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT investigates, "Star Plastic Surgery".
Welcome back to this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT; SHOWBIZ TONIGHT investigates. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.
ANDERSON: And I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood.
Tonight, stars under the knife. There are some Hollywood stars who would kill to turn back the hands of time. Short of that, they seem to be turning to plastic surgery to jump start their careers. But for some stars surgery didn`t turn out the way they had planned.
ANDERSON (voice over): In Hollywood, beauty is everything.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You look great.
ANDERSON: But in Hollywood, beauty -- and youth, for that matter, can come from a little help from your neighborhood plastic surgeon. But who`s done well, and who should have left well enough alone? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s got you covered.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE, SINGER: This is, this is me.
ANDERSON: That`s Ashlee Simpson back in 2004. This is Ashlee now. Something looks different. Is it the nose? The chin? The lips? Ashlee won`t say. But she did recently tell "Harper`s Bizarre" magazine that she has never been insecure about her looks, and that plastic surgery is, quote, "a personal choice".
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She`s never looked hotter.
ANDERSON: Unlike Ashlee, Kiss bassist Gene Simmons and his longtime girlfriend, former "Playboy" Playmate Shannon Tweed have put it all out there, and we mean all, when it comes to their surgeries.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK, Gene, we`ll go ahead make some drawings on your face.
ANDERSON: Gene and Shannon, both in their 50s, decided to document their his and her face-lifts on their reality show.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You`re hot.
ANDERSON: When they came straight to the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT studios they couldn`t stop talking about it.
HAMMER: Why do the surgery?
SHANNON TWEED, FMR. "PLAYBOY" PLAYMATE: Because I had a couple of extra chins.
GENE SIMMONS, KISS: It was sort of like, what the hell, throw caution to the wind. Throw your shoulder -- throw your face over your shoulder, and see what happens.
ANDERSON: Doctor Frank Ryan did the nipping and tucking for both Gene and Shannon. Unlike most of his celebrity clients, who use the secret backdoor to his offices, Gene and Shannon just walked right in. Dr. Ryan tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that in Hollywood, it`s not just the older stars who come looking for his expertise.
DR. FRANK RYAN, PLASTIC SURGEON: Surgery in younger people is getting more and more popular. Of course, things like breast augmentation and rhinoplasty has been popular in younger age groups. But more and people are getting face-lifts in their 30s.
ANDERSON: Enter comedienne Kathy Griffin, she`s definitely not shy when it comes to the laundry list of work she`s had done. Just listen to what she told CNN`s Larry King.
LARRY KING, "LARRY KING LIVE": Have you had cosmetic surgery?
KATHY GRIFFIIN, COMEDIANNE: Oh, yeah, absolutely.
KING: What have you had done?
GRIFFIN: A had a brow lift, which where they take your eyebrows and put them on a completely different part of your head, and you look months younger. And I had -- what have I had? A lower face-lift, where they only do it to here. I don`t know. I said stop at the ears.
KING: Have you had botox, collagen?
GRIFFIN: Yes, all of that.
SINGER: Make me over!
ANDERSON: Rock star Courtney Love has made just as many headlines for her ever-changing appearance, as she has for her music, or her off-the- wall behavior.
COURTNEY LOVE, SINGER: All right.
ANDERSON: Love went from this, to this. But fake lips, a new nose, and an enhanced figure were apparently enough. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you Love recently pledged to give up plastic surgery in a list of New Year`s resolutions she posted on the Internet.
That didn`t last long, though. A few months later, Love had to admit to having her lips reversed. The weight loss, she says, didn`t require a doctor.
JILL DOBSON, EDITOR-AT-LARGE, "STAR" MAGAZINE: Some celebrities are very open when they have plastic surgery. Other celebrities, especially those who seem to lose lots of weight, usually keep quiet about the surgery that may have gone into it. A lot of people think maybe Courtney Love had surgery to lose all of the weight she`s lost recently, but she denies it.
ANDERSON: It`s easier to deny a surgery when it comes to a dramatic weight loss. But how about when it`s, um, how do we say this, a little more obvious?
Breast augmentation can be a great way to kick start a career in Hollywood. Just ask Pam Anderson, Anna Nicole Smith, and Carmen Electra.
CARMEN ELECTRA: You can`t really judge someone for their choices. But I think that if it`s something that you want to do, and you feel good about it, it has a lot to just dealing with yourself and your own self- confidence; and sort of figuring out, you know, how to deal with life.
ANDERSON: But bigger breasts don`t always mean bigger bucks.
TARA REID: You have to look a certain way. It`s something that, you know, I was thinking about for a while.
ANDERSON: Tara Reid had to fix her botched job in 2006, which she says kept her from getting work.
REID: I needed to get my body into top shape. This is what I needed to do. Unfortunately, everything that they wanted me to do, the surgery came out terrible.
ANDERSON: And speaking of terrible, you just can`t help but feel sorry for Kenny Rogers.
KENNY ROGERS, SINGING: Know when to walk away, know when to run.
ANDERSON: Kenny gambled on what he thought was a routine eye lift. And the results, well, let`s just say not so good. Kenny later told "People" magazine that he, quote, "went a little too far".
Also in the little too far category -- Michael Jackson, Joan Rivers, and Melanie Griffith. Why do so many stars go under the knife? The answer, according to Dr. Ryan, is simple.
RYAN: I think with the entertainment industry, to be honest with you, I think, we, as the public, hold these personalities to a higher standard. How many times do you see a photo of a celebrity in a tabloid, with maybe a 60-year-old man with kind of a beer belly? You say, my god, what happened?
ANDERSON (on camera): And the most popular type of plastic surgery in Hollywood? You can probably guess this. It`s breast augmentation.
HAMMER: Here`s a name I never thought I would say in the same sentence with plastic surgery, Liv Tyler. Certainly one of the most gorgeous women in the world, but even she isn`t ruling out going under the knife. Liv says after she had her son, Milo, back in December of 2004, she went a little nuts about getting her body back into shape quickly. Liv tells "Allure" that she went to the gym every day, even sometimes twice a day. And on the plastic surgery issue, Liv says, quote, "I`m definitely going to have some, I`m sure. Especially when you see what happens to your body after you have a baby."
Well, Liv, I think you look great. You don`t need a thing.
Comedians from Jim Carey to Rosie O`Donnell have been very open about their battles with depression. They are not the only funny stars who have had that kind of struggle.
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The funniest people in the world tend to be some of the most unhappy.
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SHOWBIZ TONIGHT investigates the link between comedy and depression. That`s coming up in a show biz special report, "The Dark Side of Comedy".
ANDERSON: Plus, want to be like Angelina or Oprah? Then don`t get married. Straight ahead, why more women are saying no thanks when it comes to the I dos.
HAMMER: And falling in love is a great thing, right? So, I kind of got to wonder why do so many couples, that are stars, keep hush-hush about their relationships? That is just ahead as this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Investigates" continues.
ANDERSON: Welcome back to this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Investigates. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood.
Tonight it`s hard to believe, but it`s not all laughs in the comedy world. In fact, some of the funniest people, like Robin Williams and Jim Carey, have struggled with troubled pasts, and they are just two of many comics whose real-life stories are no laughing matter. Tonight we are investigating the "Dark Side of Comedy".
ROBIN WILLIAMS, COMEDIAN: Oh, no. Say it ain`t so, Joe.
ANDERSON: Robin Williams. Roseanne Barr, Jim Carey. They are all talented comedians linked by much more than laughs. They have also battled depression.
DR. DREW PINSKY, ADDICTION SPECIALIST: The funniest people in the world tend to be some of the most unhappy.
ANDERSON: Dr. Drew Pinsky is an addiction specialist who conducted the first-ever study of celebrities and mental illness.
PINSKY: We`re happy to be around them. We like what they do for us. We feed them to a certain extent, but the reality is that pseudo-intimacy we establish with a comedian, as an audience, is really not enough to feed their emptiness and to make them healthy.
JOHN HENSON, COMEDIAN: I think there is a dark side of comedy.
ANDERSON: John Henson, comedian and host of TV Guide Channel, "Watch This" tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that comedy is often rooted in pain. His 20 years as a comic opened his uses to a surprising reality.
HENSON: Stand-ups tend to bathe themselves in that attention. When you are on the road, sometimes you are alone 22, 23 hours a day. Then you`re in front of 500, 1,000, 2,500 people that night, all laughing and the center of attention for an hour, and then back into a sort of world of isolation. It`s a strange lifestyle.
ANDERSON: The life of a comedian has its extreme highs and lows. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has to ask, do the laughs actually hide a more serious problem?
PINSKY: I think about comedy more as the treatment, rather than a mask for these people. They are trying to manage or regulate a deep sense of pain, and this is how they go into the world and get fed. It actually is a solution to their problems.
JIM CAREY, COMEDIAN: Bingo. Yahtzee! Is that your final answer? Our survey says -- God. Ding, ding, ding.
ANDERSON: "Bruce Almighty" is just one of dozens of films filled with Jim Carey`s God-given gift for comedy.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Jim Carey is the kind of guy who could have been a silent film star. His physicality is second to none.
ANDERSON: Carey`s secret to comedy success points directly to his dark childhood. Carey told "60 minutes": "I had a sick mom, man. I wanted make her feel better. I used to do impressions of praying mantises and weird things. I`d bounce off the walls and throw myself down the stairs to make her feel better."
HENSON: Jim has talked about his depression at length, and I think that`s another case of somebody who uses comedy to both come to terms with his own feelings and possibly even keep the world at arm`s reach.
ANDERSON: Carey is just one of many comedians opening up about mental illness. Comedian Howie Mandel is very open about his obsessive compulsive disorder. He doesn`t shake hands, and he washes his hands compulsively. The host of the hit show "Deal or No Deal" is in therapy, and he says he is talking about it because raising awareness helps others get help, too. Mandel spoke with CNN`s Larry King.
HOWIE MANDEL, COMEDIAN: I think that mental health is just coping skills. I think if we`re healthy mentally, we`ll be healthy physically.
ANDERSON: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you the down side of comedy can be dangerous. Sit-com start David Strickland and standup comic Richard Jeni are two comedians whose bouts with depression ended in suicide.
PINSKY: Somewhere one out of five people with depression will commit suicide. It`s a serious medical problem with potentially life-threatening consequences, and to sort of brush off a comedian`s depression as just sort of a melancholy is a grave mistake.
ANDERSON: Robin Williams says his mistake was drifting back into drinking. Williams went back into rehab, and now he says he has a new view of life.
WILLIAMS: You kind of realize that when you get out of rehab that life is pretty incredible and to enjoy it, and there`s no place you have to rush to. Because death is nature`s way of saying slow down.
ANDERSON: Slow down? Not so fast, Robin. We expect many more laughs from you, and we`re not the only ones.
HENSON: He is a guy whose energy is so manic. You see robin, and it`s almost as if he is possessed. That`s a guy who is sort of the quintessential "on" personality, as far as comedians go.
ANDERSON: Rosie O`Donnell is someone else who went public about her depression, which she says was triggered by her despair over the Columbine shootings.
ROSIE O`DONNELL, COMEDIAN: I could not stop crying. I stayed in my room. The lights were off.
ANDERSON: Her treatment for depression, inversion therapy, hanging upside down.
O`DONNELL: Looks scary, but it`s not. It really does help.
HANSON: At its purest form, comedy is about opening up your head and letting people into it and letting people see the sort of spooky places that most people hide away, and I think when people connect to that, you have something truly special.
ANDERSON: Actress Parker Posey also weighed in on this topic. She said, I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the other side of comedy depression. Deep, deep depression is the flip side of comedy. In order to be funny, you have to have that other side.
OK. Let`s talk romance and marriage now. You know, it seems like for years women in Hollywood have thrown marriage to the curb. Just think classic A-listers like Katharine Hepburn and Diane Keeton. Today we`re seeing more and more stars like Angelina Jolie and Oprah not walking down the aisle. And, guess what, it`s not just the stars who are going it alone. New research shows that more and more women are choosing to be unmarried, too.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: If you find someone to love the you, you love - -
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: How Napa?
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Well, that`s just fabulous.
ANDERSON: "Sex And The City`s" Carrie Bradshaw was perhaps the ultimate single woman. Never giving up on finding love, but never settling for Mr. Not So Right either. But happily unmarried women don`t just exist on television shows or among Hollywood single A lists.
OPRAH: Hey, CNN.
ANDERSON: Like Oprah Winfrey, Cameron Diaz, and Jennifer Aniston. Believe it or not, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can now tell you there are now more women in the United States who are unmarried, than are married.
JEN SCHEFFT, AUTHOR, "BETTER SINGLE THAN SORRY": Women have an education now. They`re focusing on their careers. They`re focusing on bettering themselves versus, you know, at 22, 30 years ago you were focused on getting a husband, getting a man.
ANDERSON: The numbers tell the story. The U.S. Census Bureau now says that a majority of women, 51 percent, are unmarried. Some in no hurry to get remarried after a divorce, others simply putting off marriage.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You know me better than. The next time I ask you to tell me the truth, you give me the stock best friend response.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK. You`re beautiful. You`re going to meet a doctor of tomorrow, and you`ll be married by the weekend.
ANDERSON: The choice, to keep waiting for Mr. Right, like Grace did on "Will & Grace", no longer a stigma. Just ask Jen Schefft, who just a few years ago made it her mission to find a husband on not one, but two reality shows.
First on ABC`s "The Bachelor", where Andrew Firestone picked her from a group of 25 women.
SCHEFFT: We dated for about nine months. We broke up. Literally the "Bachelorette" people called me a month later. I was single. I didn`t -- I wasn`t working at that point. I was living with friends and I just thought, well, of course, why not? I mean, maybe this was the way it was supposed to meet my future husband.
ANDERSON: Well, she didn`t find a husband on "The Bachelorette" either, but Jen, who wrote a book called "Better Single Than Sorry" tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that`s perfectly fine with her.
SCHAFFT: My advice for women is don`t settle. Don`t ever settle, and don`t wait for your life to start once you meet a man.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You have to sleep in the middle of the bed. It`s absolutely not healthy to have a side when no one has the other side.
Academy Award winner Diane Keeton describes the art of sleeping single in the romantic comedy "Something`s Got To Give." In real life we`ve seen Keaton in some high-profile relationships with everyone from Woody Allen to Warren Beatty, but none of them led to marriage. Reese Witherspoon and Angelina Jolie did get married. Reese to Ryan Fillippi (ph) and Angelina to Billy Bob Thornton.
ANGELINA JOLIE, ACTRESS: We wouldn`t leave the bedroom.
ANDERSON: Those marriages didn`t work out, and just like many women across the country, these A-listers are choosing not to remarry just yet, or maybe even ever.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Angelina doesn`t have to get married. Why would she get married? She`s been through some divorces. Brad has been divorced. I think they both realize marriage isn`t necessarily forever, but you can make a great lasting committed relationship without actually having a piece of paper.
ANDERSON: And while research shows most women eventually do get married, the difference now, more women are waiting, dating, and enjoying life without prince charming.
SCHEFFT: Being single doesn`t mean being lonely. It doesn`t mean being 60 and having six cats. I think as a single woman, you need to meet other single women and meet, you know -- and continue to stay friends with people that are married, and just keep your life interesting and keep doing things that make you happy. And not put so much focus on finding a guy, finding a man.
ANDERSON: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT investigates another couple in love and happily unmarried. Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carey. Jenny told "People" magazine, quote, "There will be no wedding. Goldie and Kurt have it made, and that`s what we can strive for."
A.J., you know, whatever makes a couple happy. But I think, unmarried or married, you always just have to strive to treat each other with love and respect.
HAMMER: Love and respect. Pretty much sums it all up, Brooke.
Coming up next on our special, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Investigates, "Secret Star Relationships".
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Some celebrities are smart to keep their relationships under cover because they know that as soon as they`re on the front page, as soon as they declare we`re a couple, they`re under the spotlight.
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HAMMER: Falling in love say great thing, right? So why is it that there are so many star couples who keep so hush-hush about their relationships? You think they would be so happy they would want to shout it from the roof tops. As it turns out, there are many reasons to keep it quiet. That`s coming up.
HAMMER: Welcome back to a special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Investigates". I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.
It is hard to keep track of some stars and their relationships. Take Jessica Simpson on again, off again, relationship with John Mayer. You know, they were dating for months before the media even found out about it. And that is nothing new.
Plenty of star couples keep their love lives top secret. Some even refuse to appear together in public. So why do some of Hollywood`s biggest couples keep their romance under cover. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Investigates.
HAMMER (voice over): For some mega star couples, public displays of affection are no big deal. But for other star couples, PDAs are a big no- no. Julia Roberts has never walked a red carpet with her husband Danny Moder. Beyonce and Jay Zee rarely pose in public either.
So what gives? Why are some stars under cover lovers keeping their relationships under wraps?
DAVID CAPLAN, VH1 24SIZZLER.COM: In general many celebrities keep their relationships under wraps because either they`ve had a really tumultuous past in the tabloids that their new relationship is either coming off the heels of a split, a really public split.
HAMMER: Since the stars are our expertise, let`s SHOWBIZ TONIGHT tell you why the celebrities have gone under cover.
Reason number one, burned by the public romance. We`re kicking it of with actress and music diva Jennifer Lopez. Two very high profile romances, one with Oscar winner Ben Affleck and the other with music mogul P. Diddy, two very public breakups. Lopez was with Sean P. Diddy Combs in 1999, when gunfire erupted in a New York City nightclub. The spotlight on his high- profile trial proved too much. Their relationship soon fizzled.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: As soon as they declare we`re a couple, they`re under the spotlight.
HAMMER: And declare, she did, with Ben Affleck. You couldn`t open a magazine or turn on the TV without seeing them together. Soon after their engagement, the relationship imploded. She blames the media.
CAPLAN: So now with Jennifer and Mark Anthony, it`s complete 180 degrees. You rarely see them. You rarely talk about the relationship.
HAMMER: And another actress you don`t see going out as much as before, Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts. That`s because she got burned by reason number two, the public split. She was the "Runaway Bride", publicly splitting from Kiefer Sutherland and later Lyle Lovett.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She`s happily married to Danny Modar, and Hollywood doesn`t matter to her anymore.
HAMMER: Another reason stars keep their romances quiet is to keep the focus on their work, and not on who they`re dating. That is it for our special SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Investigates. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.
ANDERSON: AND I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. "Glenn Beck" is coming up next.