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Tiger`s Mistress Mess Worsens; Saving Tiger Woods; President Obama`s Anger; Dear Ashley; Chris Brown`s Outrageous Tirade

Aired December 14, 2009 - 23:00:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, HOST: Right now, on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, Tiger Woods` mistress mess gets even worse. The shocking brand-new and very disturbing claims today from Tiger`s alleged mistresses, including the woman who says she was half naked with Tiger when he learned his father died.

Plus, a SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusive, saving Tiger Woods. The rabbi who tried to save Michael Jackson and Jon Gosselin reveals his startling plan to save Tiger, only here, only tonight, in the interview you`ll see only on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Chris Brown`s brand-new, outrageous and very angry tirade. Tonight, Brown goes nuts in an expletive-filled temper tantrum. What set Brown off this time? And did it have anything to do with Rihanna?

President Obama`s reality show anger.


BARACK OBAMA, UNITED STATES PRESIDENT: I wasn`t happy with everybody who was involved in the process. And so it is a screw up.


HAMMER: For the very first time the president goes off on the White House party crashers.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: TV`s most provocative entertainment news show starts right now.


HAMMER: Hello. I`m A.J. Hammer, broadcasting tonight and every night from New York City.

And tonight, Tiger Woods` mistress messes gets worse, as if such a thing was possible. But wait, you`re about to hear and see that it did today in a very big way. The outrageous new claims just kept on coming, including what Tiger was allegedly doing at the very moment he found out his beloved father had died.

SHOWBIZ TONIGHT also revealing exclusively tonight, a plan to save Tiger Woods from the rabbi who desperately tried to save Michael Jackson.

And Barbara Walters dropped an absolute bombshell on whether she may be interviewing Tiger for a total tell-all. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with the brand-new, nonstop flurry of developments making news breaking today.


(voice-over): They are spilling intimate details.

JAMIE JUNGERS, ALLEGED TIGER WOODS MISTRESS: It was pretty wild. It wasn`t like boring, married couple sex.

HAMMER: They`re expressing regret.

CORI RIST, ALLEGED TIGER WOODS MISTRESS: I am deeply sorry. I wish I could take it back.

HAMMER: Well, some of them are.

JUNGERS: I`m not going to take the full blame for this.

HAMMER: Women who claim they`ve had affairs with Tiger Woods were all over the place today, sharing their claims of Tiger tales with the world.

JO PIAZZA, CNN ENTERTAINMENT WRITER: Each woman is just trying to one-up the next with dirtier and dirtier claims and more salacious, wild accusations against Tiger.

RIST: I am deeply sorry. I wish I could take it back.

HAMMER: This morning on the "Today" show, Cori Rist, who claims she carried on a six-month affair with Woods back in 2006, actually came out and apologized to Tiger`s wife, Elin Nordegren.

RIST: I`m very sorry, and I hate that, you know, someone has to suffer the consequences of my actions.

HAMMER: Jamie Jungers, who claims she had an 18-month affair with the golf superstar made headlines today with an even bigger shocker. She tells London`s "News of the World" newspaper that she was actually half naked in bed with Tiger in 2006 on the night he got word that his father Earl, who had made Tiger a golf superstar, had died.

JUNGERS: We made love and went to bed. And then around 2:00, 3:00 in the morning there was a phone call that his father had passed away. So I was pretty - I was extremely devastated. And I know he was, too.

HAMMER: Jungers tells "News of the World" Tiger even called her the next day saying, quote, "He told me how much he appreciated me being there with him and thanked me for my support."

JUNGERS: I was in love with him.

HAMMER: And an interview licensed by NBC and featured on NBC`s "Dateline," Jungers made even more claims about her time with Tiger.

JUNGERS: And I said, "How is your wife?" Then he said, "Things are good." And then, I just said, OK and left it at that.

HAMMER: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you, many of the Tiger tales these women are telling sound remarkably similar. Tiger or one of his associates would supposedly spot a young woman.

RIST: He sent somebody over who was supposedly his trainer and just said, you know, "Tiger Woods would like to meet you." One of VIP hosts said, "Tiger would like to meet you."

HAMMER: One thing leads to another -

JUNGERS: One thing led to another and the next thing you know I was sleeping with Tiger Woods.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: One thing led to another?

RIST: That`s correct.

HAMMER: A whirlwind romance ensues -

JUNGERS: He flew me to Chicago the first weekend that we met.

RIST: He would call, in fact, and invited me on trips with him.

HAMMER: And finally, a bitter end -

RIST: I made a moral decision this was not right.

JUNGERS: It just ended pretty crappy to be honest with you.

PIAZZA: It sounds like they are talking from the same script to this point, that`s why I can`t even keep them straight any more.

NASIM PEDRAD, CAST MEMBER, "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE" (as Tiger Woods` mistress): It`s really hard not to have an affair with someone you`re having sex with. Does that make sense?

HAMMER: Even "Saturday Night Live" is having a little fun with Tiger`s mistress explosion. "SNL" cast member, Nasim Pedrad, played a character who goes by the name Mistress Number 15.

PEDRAD: He would do the most romantic things, like sometimes he would text me.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, is that it?

HAMMER: But for many of the real-life women in this Tiger story, just claiming an affair with the golf superstar isn`t enough. With increasingly wild and sordid claims, many of them are upping the ante as they get their time in the Tiger spotlight.


It is just remarkable how these alleged mistresses keep coming out of the woodwork. Joining me tonight from Hollywood, Pat Lalama. She`s an investigative journalist. In New York is Marc Lamont Hill. He`s a professor of education at Columbia University.

Pat Lalama, to you first, my friend. What do you think these women think that they are getting out of going on TV and trying to one-up each other? I don`t get it.

PAT LALAMA, INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST: Bigger hair. That`s my answer.


LALAMA: Yes, exactly. Here`s the thing. Listen to carefully. As long as there are pornography distributors, reality show executives and magazine publishers who give these people all of the attention they are hoping for, it is not going to end.

We live in a culture know where shame and moral bankruptcy is nearly rewarded and these women make me as disgusted as him.

HAMMER: Well, the one-upsmanship continued right there on the "Today" show this morning. Single mom Cori Rist claimed that she had a six-month fling with Tiger. And apparently, according to her claim, it just ended in September. Now, she also claims that she`s speaking out because she`s sorry for the pain that she`s caused Tiger`s wife. Let`s look at that.


RIST: I hate that I`m a part of it. I feel I have to take responsibility for the things I`ve done. And one day I`m going to have to look my son in the face and explain all of this. So I`m very sorry.


HAMMER: Yes. I mean, so many of these women insist they are coming forward because they feel bad. Now, Marc, are you buying any of that at all? Are you with me that -

HILL: I shed a tear. My heart is bleeding for her. I mean, she`s so sorry for the pain and embarrassment that she caused Tiger`s wife ...


HILL: ... that she goes on international television to add her name to the list of Hooter`s waitresses that he`s been chasing around. If it was about the wife, she could have sent a private note. She could have done it off the record.


HILL: But instead, she`s going to have a big check. And something tells me it`s not going to the Woods Foundation. It`s going to her house.

HAMMER: Yes. It`s really strange.

LALAMA: And Marc - Marc, can I just throw this in? The one last week - I think she was on the "Today" show - who said, "I felt hurt and betrayed." Well, she obviously didn`t care about hurting and betraying the wife.

HILL: Exactly.

LALAMA: Now that she`s found that there are other mistresses, she`s hurt and betrayed.

HAMMER: Yes. Well, you know, I mean, how bad is it to get cheated on when you`re cheating with someone else? It`s hard to even follow the bouncing ball here.

LALAMA: Unbelievable.

HAMMER: It is as if that vetting Tiger has become some sort of twisted badge of honor with these women. But everybody has been wondering when and with whom Tiger is going to do the big first tell-all interview.

Now, there has been some talk about an Oprah interview. We`ve talked about that right here, maybe even Barbara Walters. But this morning on "The View," Barbara made a shocking revelation about her thoughts on nabbing the first Tiger tell-all. Watch what she said.


BARBARA WALTERS, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND CO-HOST, "THE VIEW": Some of the sportswriters said, "He`s got to do an interview." I make a good deal of my living doing interviews. I don`t think he should do an interview. Originally, I had said, you know, he should come out ahead of the game. David Letterman came out ahead of the game. It was very painful for him, but he came out ahead of game.

I think that now, he does deserve his privacy. He`s gone off with his wife and children. He has said everything. If he does an interview, what is he going to say? Well, number one was this. And number two I liked - leave the man alone.


HAMMER: Yes. But I hear that and I get you Barbara, but how can he expect to ever turn things around particularly now that things have gotten so incredibly massive? What do you think, Marc? Barbara says not interested and Tiger deserves his privacy. But does he, at this point?

HILL: He absolutely deserves privacy. We all deserve privacy. But this is not an issue whether or not he deserves it. It`s what`s best for his career. It`s not good for him to go on national television and talk about the laundry list of women he`s had.

He needs to stay out of the limelight. He needs to stay away from the public spectacle and only deal on the only thing he`s good at right now, other than, you know, pulling waitresses, and that is golf.

When he gets back to golf, he`ll be successful and then all this will go away. But if there is a first interview, I think you should get it.

HAMMER: Oh, well, thank you. I`ll accept it. That would be absolutely fine. I think it may be a pretty tough get at this point. But Barbara says no. What do you think there, Pat?

LALAMA: Well, here`s the deal. I don`t think he deserves privacy at this point. It`s not as if he had one or two transgressions in the privacy of some estate somewhere, hunkered down. This man chose a reckless lifestyle that included women who seek attention and saved texts and saved voicemails. What kind of women do that? Women who are holding that information for something down the road.

HAMMER: I hate to use this cliche. He made his bed. And he`s got to sleep in it now. Pat Lalama, Marc Lamont Hill, now, I want you to stick around. Now, coming up, a SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusive - saving Tiger Woods. The rabbi who desperately tried to save Michael Jackson and Jon Gosselin reveals his startling plan to save Tiger. That is right here. It`s tonight and it is coming up.

Right now, over to you. Here`s the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT question of the day - "Tiger`s Mistress Mess: Can he ever get past it?" Vote at or E-mail

Well, here is something that has me really fired up today. Chris Brown just went off. He did a brand-new, outrageous and very angry rant. I want you to think temper tantrum times 10. So what set him off this time? Does it have anything to do with Rihanna?

And do you have Ashley Dupree, the hooker who was the center of the scandal that brought down New York`s governor? Well, now, she`s dishing out relationship advice in a new column. Are you kidding me? Wait until you hear what she said today.

Also this -


OPRAH WINFREY, HOST, "THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW": Isn`t it also true that every marriage has its balance of power in the relationship? And how do you balance power when your husband is the most powerful person in the world?

BARACK OBAMA, UNITED STATES PRESIDENT: Well, you`ve just got to be really confident.


HAMMER: Oprah Winfrey gets everybody to open up even the president. Wait until you hear what the Obamas told Oprah - brand-new secrets about their marriage. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.

Now, the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" - more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news right now.

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HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. Tonight, when Oprah met Obama. Yes, leave it to Oprah Winfrey to get the Obamas to reveal some marriage secrets.

Everybody was buzzing today about the president and first lady opening up to Oprah for the very first time since Barack Obama took office. This was for an ABC special that aired last night called "White House Christmas Special."

Joining me tonight in New York is Megan Alexander who is a correspondent for "Inside Edition." In Hollywood tonight, Tanika Ray who is an entertainment journalist.

I`ve got to say it`s hard enough to get an interview with the president, let alone also the first lady, and then get them to talk about the marriage. I was pretty amazed at just how much they revealed to Oprah. It was really something.

You`ve got to watch as they not only talk about the good times, but the struggles they`ve gone through. Roll that.


B. OBAMA: I think our marriage is stronger than ever. And I think Michelle is absolutely right that the course of this campaign, all of struggles we went through, making sure we were balancing our kids` needs and Michelle`s needs with the demands of the campaign - all of that, I think, reaffirmed our commitments to each other in a really powerful way.

WINFREY: But isn`t it also true every marriage has its balance of power in the relationship? And how do you balance power when your husband is the most powerful person in the world?

B. OBAMA: Well, you`ve just got to be really confident.


HAMMER: Now, this was the moment that Oprah Winfrey has been waiting for, for a very long time. It was a fascinating show to watch. Tanika, let me ask you. How do you think Oprah did? To me, it was a terrific evening on television. But she almost looked a little intimidated, maybe even star struck.

TANIKA RAY, ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST: Yes. Well, you know, Oprah was one of Obama`s first major supporters publicly. She`s been friends with him for a very long time. I think that she tries to stay really even as far as where she - who she really supports now that the campaign is over.

So she doesn`t want to be too much in his favor. She tried to stay back and be really - you know, non-partial. But really, she loves this guy. She supported him from day one when nobody knew who he was. And she really pushed his campaign through.

So yes, she`s excited. She`s excited for the fact that he`s president. He`s doing a great job. And yes, she`s a little star struck. Aren`t we all? It`s Obama.

HAMMER: Oh, exactly. And it is interesting, because it`s the first time, again, since he has become president, that we`re seeing them on TV together in the same room. And it was pretty interesting ...

RAY: Yes.

HAMMER: ... to air it in this context, because just hours before the Oprah-Obama special aired, the president was making big news about those reality show gatecrashers. On "60 minutes," he spoke publicly for the first time about Tareq and Michaele Salahi crashing his state dinner. You`ve got to see what he told "60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Kroft.


B. OBAMA: These people should not have gotten through the gate.

STEVE KROFT, CORRESPONDENT, "60 MINUTES": Were you unhappy with your social secretary?

B. OBAMA: I was unhappy with everybody who was involved in the process and so it was a screw up.

KROFT: Were you angry when you found out about it?

B. OBAMA: Yes. That`s why -

KROFT: Seriously?

B. OBAMA: Yes. That`s why it won`t happen again.


HAMMER: Yes. Megan, I`m thinking it can`t be good for the Salahis that the president of the United States is still angry that they are still under investigation here.

MEGAN ALEXANDER, CORRESPONDENT, "INSIDE EDITION": This is true. I do think it is such an embarrassment for President Obama and his staff, though. I think he`s angry because it shouldn`t have happened.


ALEXANDER: People should have been in a position to positions and at their posts. So in terms of actually the Salahis, I think they`re going to be used as an example, A.J. I think all of this - them being subpoenaed and so forth - it is an example because it was such an embarrassment.


ALEXANDER: They need to be made an example.

HAMMER: And fodder for a long time to come. Megan Alexander, Tanika Ray, thanks, guys. We asked you on our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT question of the day on Friday - "Do you believe Tiger Woods` alleged mistresses?"

And as soon as those words came out of my mouth, the "Showbiz on Call" phone lines went nuts. We got a call into "Showbiz on Call" from Lynn in Canada who thinks all these women are lying.


LYNN, CALLER FROM CANADA: These alleged mistresses of Tiger Woods - I don`t believe anything that they are saying. And in order to prove - back it up. They should actually be taking lie detector tests. And all I think they are doing is just going after him so they can get some money from him.


HAMMER: All right, Lynn. Thanks for your call. Lori calling from North Carolina says they speak the truth.


LORI, CALLER FROM NORTH CAROLINA: Yes, I believe everyone of the mistresses. They have no reason to lie. They are only producing shame on themselves. I believe every one of them.


HAMMER: All right, Lori. Thanks for your call. The "Showbiz on Call" are open all the time. The number is 1-888-SBT-BUZZ.

Well, maybe one of these alleged mistresses will end up with her own TV show or perhaps an advice column, like Eliot Spitzer`s former hooker.


ASHLEY DUPREE, COLUMNIST, "NEW YORK POST": Hi, I`m Ashley Dupree. I used to be on the front page of the "New York Post." Now, I`m writing for it. Ask me anything about love, sex and relationships.


HAMMER: You heard it right. That is Ashley Dupree, the call girl who was at the center of the scandal that brought down New York`s governor. And now, she is - wait for it - a dating and relationship expert. Wait until you hear what she said today about this.

And tonight, it`s a SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusive - saving Tiger Woods. The rabbi who tried to save Michael Jackson and Jon Gosselin reveals his startling plan to save Tiger. It`s the exclusive interview you`ll see only on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Also this -


TAYLOR LAUTNER, ACTOR: Hey. I said hey. That`s right. I`m talking to you. Not so tough now, are you, Kanye West? You`re still laughing? You messed with the wrong Taylor.


HAMMER: This is really funny. "Twilight" star, Taylor Lautner, kicks Kanye West`s butt for his rumored girlfriend, Taylor Swift. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.

Here comes the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" - these are more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news right now.

TEXT: "The Beatles: Rock Band" wins best music game at Spike TV Video Game Awards. Disney`s "The Princess and the Frog" is number one movie of the weekend, pulling in $25 million.


HAMMER: Hey, did you see this? That`s Taylor coming to the rescue of Taylor. "Twilight: New Moon" star, Taylor Lautner, host of "Saturday Night Live." And in a very funny opening monologue, he punched off Kanye West`s head.

I thought this was great. Now, Lautner was actually right there on the stage when the whole Taylor Swift-Kanye West VMA thing went down. So this was kind of his way of getting back at Kanye for what he did to the other Taylor. Now, the Taylors are rumored to be dating. Hey, who says chivalry is dead, right? Watch this.


LAUTNER: Hey. I said hey. That`s right, I`m talking to you. Not so tough now, are you, Kanye West? It just so happens, you messed with the wrong Taylor.


HAMMER: Not so bad for a "Twilight" werewolf, right? Well, Taylor should be proud of her man, that is if they are dating, of course.

So I just checked the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Facebook wall today. I posted a status update asking you if you think Tiger Woods can get past his whole mess with the alleged mistresses.

Right away, the page just lit up. Look at all these posts. Here`s one from Melissa M. who writes, "He might get past this, but he will never be looked at in the same way again. For his wife, she needs to leave him. She is worth more than money."

April G. thinks that if another big athlete can bounce back from his awful dog-fighting ring, Tiger can make it, "Yes, he can. If Michael Vick can recover after the horrible things he did, Tiger should have no trouble."

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It is a SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusive - saving Tiger Woods. The Rabbi who tried to save Michael Jackson and Jon Gosselin reveals his startling plan to save Tiger. Right here.

Also tonight, Chris Brown`s brand-new outrageous and very angry tirade. Tonight, Brown goes nuts in a profanity-filled temper tantrum. Does this have anything to do with Rihanna?

And Eliot Spitzer`s hooker dishing out relationship advice? Yes, you heard me right. Ashley Dupree speaking out today about her new dating column. Really. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.

It is time now to roll out the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" - more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news right now.

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HAMMER: Now, on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, a SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusive - can Rabbi Shmuley save Tiger Woods. The rabbi who counseled both Michael Jackson and Jon Gosselin reaches out to Tiger in his darkest hour. Tonight, Rabbi Shmuley reveals his Tiger plan in the exclusive interview you`ll see only on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


DUPREE: Hi, I`m Ashley Dupree. I used to be on the front page of the "New York Post." Now, I`m writing for it. Ask me anything about love, sex and relationships.


HAMMER: First, it was "Dear Abby." Now there`s "Dear Ashley." Ashley Dupree, Eliot Spitzer`s former call girl gets her own advice column. Are you kidding me? Wait until you hear what Ashley said just today.

Chris Brown`s brand-new tirade. Brown goes absolutely bonkers in an angry, profanity-laced rant. So what set him off? Did it have anything to do with Rihanna?

Plus, more stories breaking from the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker."

TV`s most provocative entertainment news show continues right now.


HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. It`s 30 minutes past the hour. I`m A.J. Hammer, broadcasting tonight and every night from New York City.

Tonight, it`s a SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusive, saving Tiger Woods. We are breaking big news about a plan to save Tiger.

Tonight, in a SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusive, spiritual adviser to the stars, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, is right here right now, and he`s revealing to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT his plan for saving Tiger Woods.

Now, Rabbi Shmuley was a long-time spiritual adviser to Michael Jackson. Most recently, he tried to help Jon Gosselin. So how can he get Tiger out of this great, big colossal mistress mess? Joining me exclusively tonight in New York, it`s Rabbi Shmuley.

All right, Rabbi. It seems to just get worse and worse for Tiger. Yet another woman claims that she had an affair with him. A big sponsor, Accenture, announced that they are dropping their $10 million a year long- running endorsement deal with Tiger Woods.

So Rabbi Shmuley, you`ve reached out to Tiger Woods to try to help him. What`s your plan here?

RABBI SHMULEY BOTEACH, SPIRITUAL ADVISER TO STARS: Well, so often, A.J., we caricature men like Tiger Woods and we focus only on the professional aspects of his failure. Let`s look at this on the personal - this is a human tragedy.

This is a married man with young children. And who wants to see this family disintegrate? I`m a child of divorce. Do these kids need to be yoyos, going back and forth between parents on weekends? Number one, know why you cheated. Men do not cheat for sex. The vast majority of male affairs take place over the Internet and over the telephone. There is no physical component.

Men cheat for an emotional-ego boost. Broken men seek validation in the arms of women who make them feel desirable. And it`s specifically men like Tiger Woods who live in hypercompetitive environments, knowing that they are just one failure away from obscurity that cheat the most, because they`re looking to numb pain.

If you understand the cause, you can find the remedy. And that`s why you see vast numbers of women as well, because the brokenness is from within. But Tiger doesn`t understand it. He keeps thinking one more woman will make him feel like the million bucks he wants to feel on the inside and not just what he gets on the outside.

HAMMER: Right. We are starting to see more contrition from Tiger, something a lot of people felt was lacking when all of this first broke. And on Friday, Tiger posted a statement saying he was taking an indefinite break from golf. He apologized to his fans and his family.

Here`s what he said there, "I want to say again to everyone, that I am profoundly sorry and that I ask forgiveness. It may not be possible to repair the damage I`ve done, but I want to do my best and try."

All right. So Rabbi, now that he`s off the golf course, what is the very next thing you would advise him to do, the actual thing you would say, "Tiger, do this and get your life back on track"?

BOTEACH: These statements are not enough. The reason why Tiger Woods was judged so unfavorably and he`s come down 25 percentage points in his public approval rating - even though Bill Clinton, even at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, never sunk more than four or five points, is that Bill Clinton always came across as someone who struggles with his emotions. We knew that he battles to do the right thing and it doesn`t come naturally to him.

But Tiger Woods cultivated a completely different public image. His was one of perfection. He gets his victory so easily. He`s a young superstar and billionaire. He needs to do a public interview because he is a public figure where he discusses how nothing ever came easily for him, that his father pushed him from such a young age to succeed.

He needs to trust the public and bring them into his own private battles. The more you show the public that you`re human, that you`re not a Jesus Christ-type figure who can walk on water but rather, you are someone who struggles with very negative and deep dark emotions, the more the public will forgive you. The American people forgive have an infinite capacity forgive human beings, but not perfect people.

HAMMER: Yes. We have seen that before. But there are a lot of people - Tiger among them - who initially said, you know what, this is a private matter. A lot of people are saying he doesn`t have any need to speak out because it is so private and it is so personal.

What do you say to those people? You obviously feel strongly that he should speak out publicly.

BOTEACH: Wait a second. He`s pitching us all these products, telling us to buy Nike -

HAMMER: Well, I`m with you, yes.

BOTEACH: But he`s a private figure. I mean, let`s be honest. He wants to invade our living rooms. He is dependent on our approval - that`s why he`s a pitch man because he`s popular. So let`s not pull the privacy card.

The fact is that Tiger Woods can transform this dark period in his life into one of brightness and redemption. He can specifically show others - other husbands and successful men especially, because we see of the Tiger Woods of these world cheat, the more we give up on the belief that anyone who`s rich and famous can ever be faithful in marriage.


BOTEACH: And people are dumping on the institution of marriage and believing that it`s outmoded. He can redeem his mistake by going before people and saying, "There is nothing wrong with the marriage, and it is not success that corrupted me. It was my inability to deal in a healthy manner with my feelings of failure. And the way I will deal with it from now on and I`m asking other men to join me, is to learn to talk to my wife about my fears."

You see, A.J., the one thing that husbands never do, never do, is talk to the wives about the fear of failure. They always want their wives to see them as winners. I know men who`ve lost their jobs in this recession, who pack a briefcase every day and pretend they still go to a job.


BOTEACH: They hide it from their wives. If you hide your fear of failure from your wife, you end up seeking validation in the arms of another woman.

HAMMER: Rabbi, I`ve got to end it there. Good luck in getting in touch with them. Hopefully, your plan will work and help him out. He needs a lot of help. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, I appreciate it.

There you have it - Rabbi Shmuley`s big plan. The big question remains though, can Tiger really be saved? Rabbi Shmuley thinks so.

Joining me tonight in Hollywood with her thoughts, Pat Lalama, an investigative journalist. Tonight in New York, Marc Lamont Hill, who is a Columbia University professor.

Right off to you Pat Lalama, do you agree with the Rabbi Shmuley on this?

LALAMA: I agree with some of the points. But I see him a little differently. I see him as self-entitled, narcissistic, selfish, trashy - I think I`ll add that to the laundry list. I don`t think that tomorrow, he`s going to wake up and say, "Hey, I`m no longer a guy who`s attracted to money-grubbing, celebrity-seeking party girls." I just don`t see it.

HAMMER: Marc, what do you think?

HILL: I agree with Pat. I think Tiger is not the person that the rabbi says he is. Tiger is open for redemption. He has the possibility like all of human beings to be redeemed, but not tomorrow. Tiger needs to keep this in the family, stay private, and he doesn`t owe the public anything.

HAMMER: Imagine where he is right now, regardless of what you think of him. How terrifying a prospect for Tiger Woods that his career and his personal life both on the verge of collapse? And that is not a small statement there. That`s life. I mean, that`s the whole deal.

Here`s his latest statement where Tiger fessed up to the fact that he really screwed up saying this, I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children."

Pat, you know, when you look at everything that has happened, everybody who`s coming out and speaking, and what we don`t even know about yet, it seems to me it is a real long shot that Tiger will ultimately be able to keep his family and his marriage together. What do you think?

LALAMA: You know, I thought about this a lot. And I`m thinking to myself, what if I were her? And I`ve had debates with women. There are women who say, "You know, there are a lot of reasons people stay in the marriage."

But are you telling me that for the right price, his wife, who has been compromised health-wise. Let`s talk about just on a health level, ladies and gentlemen. OK. She`s going to snuggle up to him in bed one night and look at him say, "All is forgiven, honey," and not have an image of him partying with these women all over the world in incredibly reckless and compromising position.

Are you telling me there`s a price tag to forgive? I don`t think so. Not me, anyway.

HILL: There might be. Kobe Bryant found that price tag and his wife hung in there.

LALAMA: Yes, exactly. And then, you know -


HAMMER: Go ahead, Pat.


HILL: For some women, there is no price tag. It really depends on the person.

LALAMA: That`s exactly right. And you know, I was thinking about Kobe just the other day, who is now Mr. Miracle Boy again. All is forgiven, you know. Oh, Kobe is the king and I look at his wife and think, "Gee whiz - and excuse me if you have children. Tell them to turn the TV off right now. Because all I can think right now is you can get in bed with that man and not have the image of him in a Colorado hotel room with a woman bent over a chair. Excuse me, there`s a price, I guess, for some women.

HAMMER: What do you think, Marc? Do you think, you know, separate from what happened with Kobe Bryant, do you think Tiger can actually keep this thing together?

HILL: He can keep the professional career together because he`s not just a brand of perfection. He`s also a performance brand. He has 20 more years of excellent top level golf.

So once he becomes a winner again, and once he goes to that - probably the Arnold Palmer invitational in March, once he starts to succeed on the course again, all the other stuff will slowly be erased in the public memory and he just might be OK. His family, though, not going to happen. She`s out of here within 24 months. I guarantee you.

HAMMER: Not so quickly. I think I`m with you on that. Marc Lamont Hill, Pat Lalama, thanks, guys. I appreciate it.

All right. As we move on, tonight, we`ve all heard of "Dear Abby," right? How about "Dear Ashley?" And I`m talking about Ashley Dupree. You remember her - Eliot Spitzer`s former call girl? Well, she now has her own advice column. Yes, and she spoke out about it just today.


DUPREE: Hi, I`m Ashley Dupree. I used to be on the front page of the "New York Post." Now, I`m writing for it. Ask me anything about love, sex and relationships.


HAMMER: Tonight, Ashley`s new career - as an advice columnist? Are you kidding me?

Also, Chris Brown`s brand-new very angry tirade. Brown goes nuts in a profanity-laced temper tantrum. What set Brown off this time? Did it have anything to do with Rihanna?

And a Harry Potter naked shocker. What we learned about a nude scene in the upcoming Harry Potter movie. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.

Now, the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" - more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news right now.

TEXT: Kourtney Kardashian welcomes a baby boy, Mason Dash Disick. Mary J. Blige performs for "Christmas in Washington," airs December 20 on TNT.



HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. And tonight, two big stories just in today that had us saying, are you kidding me?

From Chris Brown`s new, angry, expletive-filled rant to former Eliot Spitzer hooker, Ashley Dupree, becoming a love advice columnist.

Here`s the big news just in today. Eliot Spitzer`s one-time call girl is dialing up a new career as a sex and relationship columnist for a major New York newspaper. But my question is, who the heck wants her advice?

Also, just in today, Chris Brown`s explosive, expletive-filled Twitter tirade. What set him off? And you know, after beating up Rihanna and trying to make a change in his image, was this just his stupidest move ever?

Joining me tonight in New York is Megan Alexander, who is a correspondent for "Inside Edition." Tonight, in Hollywood is Tanika Ray, who is an entertainment journalist.

All right. I`ve got to start with Ashley Dupree. She has gone from having sex for money with the former governor of New York to writing about sex for money. Yes, she`s doing a column called "Ask Ashley." It`s for the "New York Post." And it gets even better. You`ve got to watch this promotional video of Ashley. We just found it today on the "Post" Web site. Roll it.

DUPREE: Is your daughter on a dangerous path? Are there tell-tale signs your husband isn`t happy in the marriage? Readers, fire away. Take it from me, someone who could have used a little advice in the past. There`s nothing better than learning from someone else`s experience.


HAMMER: All right. Hey, could you check the calendar for me? Is it 2012? Is the world coming to an end? Ashley Dupree giving out advice to set your daughter down the right path. Are you with me when I say, are you kidding me?

RAY: You`re going to be shocked by this. I am saying, "Are you kidding me?" But I`m surprised also that nobody thought of this before. She is a bad girl. She did go down the wrong path. And who better to give advice on not to do that? You know what? I have more respect for her than I do the Tiger chicks. That`s for sure.

HAMMER: All right.

RAY: She definitely has gone away. She didn`t go out publicly and try to get a reality show. This is actually somewhat respectable. She obviously learned her lessons. And who better to tell you what to do if your husband is cheating? Who better to advice you on whether or not your daughter is about to be a bad girl than Ashley Dupree, the ultimate queen bad girl?

HAMMER: Interesting. You know, you could turn around my thinking. But first, I want you to hear Ashley giving some advice in her own words, because she brought her 24-year-old wisdom to "The View." I guess, in hooker terms, that`s like 38 though, so it`s something - a whole lot different.

` Now, this morning, she was right there on the show with the ladies. And for the very first time, we have Ashley`s take on why Tiger Woods and why South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford cheated on their wives. Let`s watch that.


DUPREE: Most of the time, these are the men that should not be married or they should be in a relationship with someone who shares the same moral belief as them and be swingers. But as a man`s ego - "OK, I can screw around, but I don`t want my wife to sleep with another man," and the wife suffers.


HAMMER: I mean, just brilliant. Right, guys? Come on. Now, Megan, I`m off to you, I`m guessing while you were watching that there, you were signing up for your subscription, right? For more of Ashley`s brilliance?

ALEXANDER: A.J., Alexander Hamilton founded "The Post" in 1801. The man is turning over in his grave that this woman has a column. I am absolutely disgusted by this. I think it glorifies an industry that tears apart marriages and families.

And that`s what disappoints me the most. There are a thousand excellent marriage and family therapists that could do wonders with a column like that. And I`m so disappointed they don`t have it.

HAMMER: All right. I want to stay on the topic of disappointment because this one just blows me away today. Let`s move on to another story that had us saying, "Are you kidding me?"

Just in today, Chris Brown throws an explosive, profanity-laden Twitter tantrum. He was furious when he learned some major stores, including a Wal-Mart he walked into, didn`t have his new album, "Graffiti," on the shelf.

So here`s what he tweeted. Listen to this. So brilliant, "I`m tired of this (EXPLETIVE DELETED). Major stores are blackballing my CD, not stocking the shelves and lying to customers. What the (EXPLETIVE DELETED) do I got to do. (EXPLETIVE DELETED). Yes. I said it and I`m not retracting (EXPLETIVE DELETED). I`m not biting my tongue about (EXPLETIVE DELETED) else. The industry can kiss my (EXPLETIVE DELETED)."

Now, we know. Chris Brown did take some anger management classes after beating up Rihanna. He was sentenced to work release. He`s been trying to fix his image ever since. Tanika, here`s a guy, in my mind, with some serious issues. He can`t expect anyone to let him move on if he keeps pulling crazy stunts like this. I think this is nuts.

RAY: I know. But you know, we`ve talked about this many times on the show. This just proves that he`s a kid. He`s a boy that needs to grow up. It`s a temper tantrum is all this is. And he basically assumed they weren`t selling his album.

What it comes down to, this is a verbal lashing. He can`t physically grope Wal-Mart and be pissed off. And he`s now - it`s a temper tantrum. He`s verbally trying to beat them up. But you know what? It all points to the direction that this kid needs some major therapy.


RAY: And he needs to go away from the limelight. And grow up, Chris, we of love you but ...


RAY: ... you`re not developed yet.

HAMMER: And I don`t love him and I don`t think people should line his pockets with money. I think it`s really, really scary.

Now, here`s the kicker on this. Wal-Mart told SHOWBIZ TONIGHT today it actually does carry his CD. They were just out of it.

RAY: Exactly.

HAMMER: It wasn`t even in stock. Very quickly off to you, Megan, I`m thinking now Wal-Mart should say to him, "You know what? OK, Chris. We`ll pull your CD there, you know. How about that? You can kiss our blank."

ALEXANDER: Yes, exactly. What`s interesting, too, A.J. is I always find it fascinating after that first statement, that first interview - what do they really do down the road?


ALEXANDER: How much time did he have now to indeed be working on his anger problem?

HAMMER: Very telling.

ALEXANDER: Are his true colors coming out?

HAMMER: Megan Alexander, Tanika Ray, thank you, guys. I appreciate it.

Tonight, Harry Potter`s naked shocker. It`s enough to make even the most wizened wizard blush. Wait until we heard what we learned just today about a nude scene in the upcoming Harry Potter movie. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.

And now, the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" - more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news right now.

TEXT: History Network plans scripted Kennedy miniseries to debut in 2011. Taylor Swifts donates $250,000 to schools nationwide for her birthday.

HAMMER: Tonight, Hollywood`s A-list, and I do mean A-list. Here, the new movie, "It`s Complicated," has a powerhouse cast. Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, with Meryl playing a woman who starts having an affair with her ex-husband played by Alec.

And Steve Martin`s character is interested in her as well. Kind of a new take on the whole love triangle thing. Incidentally, there is also a lot of food in this movie. And when SHOWBIZ TONIGHT sat down with the cast, we got some inside info on how the romance and the food co-existed on the set. Check this out.


MERYL STREEP, ACTRESS: Steve and I had to eat all the croissants, the chocolate croissants.

STEVE MARTIN, ACTOR: Oh, we did a lot of croissants.

STREEP: He had a spit bucket. I didn`t have one.

MARTIN: Which is sexy.

STREEP: It`s a sexy thing.

MARTIN: Cut. Next. Now we`re going to kiss.

ALEC BALDWIN, ACTOR: So we`re (UNINTELLIGIBLE) to the love scene.


STREEP: Rinse. Steve, rinse.

MARTIN: Let me spit that guacamole burger into that bucket. And they were going like -


HAMMER: "It`s Complicated" will be in theaters on Christmas Day.


HAMMER: Did you see this? Certainly, you`ve heard of a deer caught in the headlights. But how about a deer caught in the Christmas lights?

In Colorado Springs, a buck showed up with a string of Christmas lights hanging from its antlers. Now, people in the neighborhood say they are used to seeing deer in the area, but just not this festive. Wildlife experts say the decorated deer is not in any danger as long as the lights aren`t covering his mouth and the antlers should fall off in the winter.

Harry Potter is taking it all off. Today, we learned that Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliff, will be naked in a few scenes in the upcoming movie, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows." Now, this won`t be the first time that Radcliff has done a nude scene. He bared it all onstage in the Broadway play, "Equus."

Well, in the new Harry Potter movie, director David Yates says that he has a few nude scenes in mind for Radcliff. And one scene will reportedly show Harry and Hermione in what Yates called a very sexy intriguing way.

"Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows" will be released in two parts. Part one is set to premiere on November 19th, 2010.

Tonight, Michael Jackson`s brothers speak out about the devastating loss to their family. "The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty" premiered on A & E last night. The series follows Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon as they record new material.

Now, one of the most poignant moments of the show came when the brothers talked about Michael, his legacy and how no one really understands what their most famous brother went through in life.


MARLON JACKSON, BROTHER OF MICHAEL JACKSON: Being judged, being ridiculed, how much pain can one take? Michael, maybe now they will leave you alone.

JERMAINE JACKSON, BROTHER OF MICHAEL JACKSON: Michael is a bright light that has been shining our whole lives. And we don`t feel that the light is turned off. We just feel that the light is brighter, really, because the legacy lives on. And his spirit is very much alive.

And we feel him all the time. When we do our performances, we are going to have him right up there with us always.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Nobody can stop us when we come together. We have to stay strong.


HAMMER: Well, the Jackson brothers do plan to do a concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Jackson Five. I`ve got to say that would be pretty incredible.

So on Friday, we asked you to vote on our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT question of the day. Moments ago, we got the final results that were coming in all weekend long. "Tiger`s Alleged Mistresses: Do you believe their claims about Tiger?"

Look at this - only 65 percent of you say yes; 35 percent of you said no. Here are some of the E-mails that we got. We heard from Leslie in California who writes, "The issue is not about whether we believe their claims about Tiger. The more important question is, where is their shame?"

Here`s one we got from Shaun in California. Shaun writing, "Most of the women are trying to jump on this superstar`s billion dollar gravy train. Sure he did commit infidelity on a few counts, but I highly doubt all of these stories can even be a little bit true."

Well, that is it for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Thank you so much for watching. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. Keep in mind you can always catch SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on the 11:00s. We are on at 11:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific, and in the morning, we`re on at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. That`s right here on HLN.