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Whitney Houston`s Shocking Comeback Performance; Fed Up and Furious: The Jilted Wives; Kate Gosselin`s Family Feud; Ashley Dupre on the Tiger Woods and Jesse James Cheating Scandals

Aired April 15, 2010 - 23:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, HLN HOST: Big news breaking today on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT -


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Houston, we`ve got a big problem.


HAMMER: A shocking comeback performance by Whitney Houston caught on tape.


SHOWBIZ TONIGHT the disturbing questions today about Whitney`s comeback crisis.

Fed up and furious -- Elin Woods, Sandra Bullock, Charlie Sheen`s wife. Big news today about all their marriage messes as SHOWBIZ TONIGHT dares to ask, who should get divorced first and who will get divorced first?

Ashley Dupre on the Tiger and Jesse cheating scandal. The former call girl who brought down New York`s Governor Eliot Spitzer is naked in "Playboy" and one on one on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


HAMMER (on camera): As a former escort, help me understand how women can reconcile having sex with a married man knowing they may be destroying marriages?

ASHLEY DUPRE, FORMER ESCORT: That`s a really ballsy question from you.


HAMMER: It`s the can`t-miss, headline-making interview you`ll see only on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

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


HAMMER: Hello. I`m A.J. Hammer coming to you from New York City.

BROOKE ANDERSON, HLN HOST: Hi there, everyone. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood with big news breaking today - Houston has a problem, a big problem.

SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can now reveal the buzz today about Whitney Houston`s big comeback performance was about as deafening as her singing. And trust me, you`re about to hear that for yourself.

Like so many Whitney Houston fans, I`ve been rooting for her to put her drug troubles and Bobby Brown train wreck marriage days behind her once and for all. But today, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT got a hold of the video of her comeback concert performance in England.

And when you see and hear this, you will understand why so many people are not only flabbergasted by how Whitney sounded and behaved, but are also seriously concerned.


ANDERSON (voice-over): What`s the sound of a comeback derailing?


SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you Whitney Houston is getting international headlines and not in a good way for her shaky performance Tuesday night in Birmingham, England, the first stop on her European comeback tour.

Clips posted on YouTube by disappointed audience members show the Grammy-winning diva not exactly hitting all the right notes in her concert.

ALICIA QUARLES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: People said she fell flat, that she was late, that she left the stage for long periods of time. And then, the biggest no-no when you`re a diva - that she couldn`t hit the notes.

ANDERSON: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you what really has people talking is Whitney`s less-than-perfect rendition of perhaps her most famous song, "I Will Always Love You."


ANDERSON: Remember her powerful 1992 recording? Let`s just say Tuesday night sounded a little different.


QUARLES: Back in the day, you know, Whitney would go to that note and she`d hit it - that note. Last night, it sounded more like - and it just croaked. And I was like, "What happened to Whitney?"

ANDERSON: Papers and Web sites all over the world are slamming Whitney`s performance. "" joked it was actually a Whitney impersonator on stage in Birmingham.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Houston, we have a problem.

ANDERSON: NBC`s "Today" show even compared Whitney`s performance to that of another YouTube sensation, a kid on a Taiwanese competition show who sings a very Whitney-esque version of the same song.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This young boy from Taiwan may sound more like Whitney Houston than Houston herself.

ANDERSON: Whitney Houston`s U.K. disaster is a definite setback in her comeback effort, an effort she hoped would return her to stardom after her drug problem and her troubled marriage to Bobby Brown.

Her comeback album "I Look to You" did debut at number one and since has gone platinum, but the tour has been having problems.

QUARLES: When she opened her tour in Australia, people were just livid, they wanted their money back. Whitney canceled the first four dates of her European tour and she said she was suffering allergies.

Because she is Whitney Houston, people automatically jumped to conclusions. They said, "Oh, my god. Is she back on drugs? Is she hard partying? And she hasn`t come out and addressed this and say, "You know what? I`m fine. I just needed to take some time off."

ANDERSON: Whitney`s much criticized performance in England isn`t doing much to stop the chatter about her troubles. But while some critics are bashing Whitney`s performance, others didn`t seem to mind it so much.

QUARLES: She actually hits most of her note. You hear people clapping for her.

ANDERSON: Alicia Quarles of the Associated Press gives Whitney credit for at least trying to sing.

QUARLES: She`s not like Britney. I mean, she`s not going out there lip-synching. She`s actually singing.

ANDERSON: But we live in an era where people expect perfection in every live singing performance. Thanks for that, Simon. If Whitney`s trying to convince people she`s truly put the problems of her past behind her, the sad fact is, Houston can`t afford to have many more problems.


HAMMER: What`s going on here? Is Whitney Houston really having a meltdown? Or was this maybe just a little bump in the road?

Right now, in Hollywood, Wendy Walsh who is a TV journalist and doctor of psychology. With me in New York is Midwin Charles who is a legal contributor for "In Session" on our sister network truTV.

I`ve got to say, Midwin, I was very disappointed by - that Whitney`s big comeback seems so derailed. But after all the drama that she`s been through, people are very quick to think she`s fallen off the wagon again. I mean, should we be concerned?

MIDWIN CHARLES, LEGAL CONTRIBUTOR, "IN SESSION": I don`t think we should be concerned. I mean, it is unfortunate that this is always going to trail her, the fact that she had this serious bout with drugs and that train wreck of a marriage to Bobby Brown. But I think she is just exhausted. It happens to a lot of singers as you know.

Lady Gaga just took a little break. She had exhaustion problems. I think Whitney just needs to chill out, relax a little bit and then come back to the stage.

HAMMER: Yes. I think she should do that as well. We`ll get into that in just a moment. Her reps do say any accusations of drug use are just ridiculous.

You know, 10 years ago, the idea of Whitney getting booed on stage - that would have been just ridiculous. Somebody would laugh at me for even suggesting it.

But let me show you a little comparison that I whipped together. Whitney singing "I Will Always Love You" on VH1`s "Diva`s Live" from back in 1999 and from her gig this week in England. Take a look.


HAMMER: All right. Now, in complete fairness, I`ve got to point out that`s just a little part of her two-hour show. But you know, she has been getting slammed since this tour started months ago.

Wendy, is this proof that Whitney is not ready to be back on tour just yet?

DR. WENDY WALSH, TV JOURNALIST AND DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY: I don`t think it is proving she`s not ready. Certainly, there is a difference we know now from recording in the studio and doing a live performance.

And it sounds to me there might be some technical problems going along there, too not just technical with her voice. I`m rooting for her to make this comeback and make it work.

HAMMER: Yes. And a lot of people are rooting for her. I`m rooting for her. And that`s what really I think makes all these reports really disappointing and the fact they have been going on again since this tour began.

There have been reports of people booing and again asking for their money back. Now, like you, I agree she should probably take some time off. The problem is, if she does that, it`s just going to fuel the rumors and the fire a little more that something is terribly wrong. What she needs to do is get on stage and hit it out of the park.

CHARLES: I don`t think she can do that. And you know what? Unfortunately for Whitney, given her past history, anything she does is going to be subject to scrutiny. So I think she really needs to really just relax, work on that voice and come back.

And quite frankly, that song is a very hard song to sing a good 10, 15 years later. Let`s face it - Mariah Carey doesn`t have the same voice she did 10, 15 years ago. So it`s possible that she`s also just getting a little older.

HAMMER: Well, then maybe don`t do the song or rearrange it.

CHARLES: Exactly.

HAMMER: Because the truth is, if you are paying what people pay to good to a Whitney Houston concert, one of the most successful female singers of all time, you have a right to have certain expectations. I do believe that.

CHARLES: Agree. Agree.

HAMMER: All right. I want to move on to another big story breaking today. Mel Gibson split from his girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva. That`s the mother of his five-month-old daughter.

Now, Mel, you may remember, started dating Oksana soon after he got divorced from his wife of 28 years was made public. That divorce could cost him half of his estimated billion dollar fortune.

Wendy, I`ve got to believe Mel has some serious regrets right about now.

WALSH: I bet he does, too. This is classic textbook midlife crisis stuff. I`m just really sad to know another human being was made in the middle of all this.

But I bet Mel is wishing he could turn back the clock right now. Although, fortunately, he has both the Catholic guilt and all those other kids to take care of and enough money to do it all that I`m sure everyone will be cared for. But, Mel, what were you thinking?

HAMMER: He may lose all this money. His movies aren`t doing what they once did. And not everybody has forgotten his anti-Semitic rant. I`m saying, karma? Maybe? I don`t know.

All right. Got to move on to another big story breaking today. Fed up and furious - Tiger Woods` wife Elin, Charlie Sheen`s wife, Brooke, and Sandra Bullock all reportedly just sick and tired of all the drama with their husbands.

But will they file for divorce? And who should file first? Wendy Walsh, Midwin Charles, stay right where you are. We`re going to talk about that a bit later on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

ANDERSON: A new Kate Gosselin family feud exploding today. Kate`s estranged brother and his wife in court claiming Kate`s kids are in danger. Oh, my goodness. This is getting ugly.

And Ashley Dupre on the Tiger and Jesse cheating scandals. Now, Ashley is the former call girl who brought down New York`s Governor Eliot Spitzer.

HAMMER: Yes. And Brooke, now, she`s naked in "Playboy" and one on one with me in an explosive interview.


(on camera): "Dear Ashley, my life has been torn apart by what my husband may have done. As a former escort, help me understand how women can reconcile having sex with married men knowing they may be destroying marriages." What would you say to her?

DUPRE: First of all, that`s a really ballsy question from you.


HAMMER: And that`s just the beginning. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

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

TEXT: Taping of Steven Seagal`s reality show halted after sex abuse lawsuit is filed against him. Angelina Jolie shows off her tattooed back to "Entertainment Weekly."


ANDERSON: We welcome you back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood with A.J. Hammer in New York.

HAMMER: So Pam Anderson says all that talk about Kate Gosselin being a total diva on "Dancing with the Stars" - well, she doesn`t see it. Pam and Kate are competing on this season of "Dancing." There have been all kinds of reports that Kate is just a nightmare on the show. But Pam tells CNN`s Larry King Kate is A-OK.


PAM ANDERSON, ACTRESS: I see her, you know, when we`re getting our hair and makeup done and we talk about kids. But she hasn`t really been - she`s just been nice. She`s been sweet. Everybody has been.

LARRY KING, HOST, "LARRY KING LIVE": Were you surprised at that?

P. ANDERSON: Everyone`s having little meltdowns. There`s a lot of tears on the show, a lot of tears.

KING: Do you have them, too?

P. ANDERSON: I haven`t had any yet. No, I`m not going to.

KING: You and Kate both single working moms.


KING: Do you relate to her at all?

P. ANDERSON: Well, yes, we do talk about the kids and my schedule is around my kids so I`m always say I have to go here. I have to make dinner. And I`m going to rehearse here. So that`s about it.


ANDERSON: Well, as Kate Gosselin has said, love her, hate her, she brings in the ratings. And I think she`s right because "Dancing with the Stars" is kicking some serious butt, giving the one-time king of reality shows, "American Idol," a run for its money.

But what is it about these shows that makes them must-see TV for millions and millions of people? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT investigates the obsession with "Dancing with the Stars" and "American Idol."


(voice-over): What`s the recipe for a hit TV show? It may include borrowing ingredients from the past. Take one part "Dance Fever," borrow the spirit of competition from "Star Search," throw in a humorous host and a panel of judges like "The Gong Show," add a sprinkle of solid gold sequins and top it off with celebrity guests.

Sound familiar? Ratings winners "American Idol" and "Dancing with the Stars" seem a lot like retro re-dos of classic TV variety shows.

NIECY NASH, "DANCING WITH THE STARS": I think it`s one of the shows people wish they could put themselves in the middle of it all. I mean, you know? Who doesn`t want to know how to dance?

ANDERSON: Mary Murphy is a veteran TV entertainment journalist. She says the throwback feel of "Idol" and "Dancing with the Stars" is what attracts young and older viewers alike.

MARY MURPHY, TV ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST: The appeal of these shows applies to multi-generations who grew up on shows like this. It`s the same thing. It shifts, forms and here we are in the present. And we have these amazing shows, the most popular shows on television.

ANDERSON: Murphy says viewers also like having a say on whose dancing days are over.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Let`s find out who is safe and who will be going home.

ANDERSON: And which "Idol" wannabe will sing on for another week.

RYAN SEACREST, HOST, "AMERICAN IDOL": Crystal, you are safe. You may take a seat. Congratulations.

ANDERSON: "American Idol`s" ratings are down slightly from the beginning of the season. "Dancing with the Stars" has swept up some of those viewers. But both shows are well ahead of the competition in the TV ratings game. So, what do the stars of these shows say is the secret to their success?

DEREK HOUGH, "DANCING WITH THE STARS": Guys like to watch because girls are in hot dresses.

NICOLE SCHERZINGER, SINGER: That`s how you really feel, Derek?

SEACREST: You know, with successful programs, you`ve got to connect on a universal emotion. I think that`s the universal emotion, is that all of us want at some point in our lives to be on stage.

ANDERSON: So do people tune in as Ryan Seacrest suggested to Larry King to secretly live out their own Hollywood dreams? Is it the joy of watching a talented single mom rocket to fame?


Or, is it seeing celebrities do something out of their comfort zone? Maybe the simple answer is that people have always found dancing and singing entertaining. And it seems they still do.

SIMON COWELL, JUDGE, "AMERICAN IDOL": We`re going to see you next week.


ANDERSON: OK. So, let`s battle it out right here, right now on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. It is our exclusive SHOWBIZ TONIGHT poll - "`Dancing with the Stars` versus `American Idol`: Which show do you like better?" Vote at E-mail us at

HAMMER: Well, Jessica Simpson certainly has evolved, hasn`t she? She`s recently posed without makeup. She`s sporting a short hairdo. And now, she`s getting ready to date again. Yes. If you`re a regular guy, you`re in luck. Jessica reveals the man she`s looking for.

Fed up and furious. Elin Woods, Charlie Sheen`s wife, Sandra Bullock. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT dares to ask who should get divorced first and who will get divorced first?

And "South Park" slams - well, just about everybody.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Excuse me. This is the home of Tom Cruise, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hey, it`s one of the kids from "South Park" that slandered me.


HAMMER: Tom Cruise, Oprah, Jennifer Lopez. But did Cartman and the boys go too far? This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

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

TEXT: Eminem`s follow-up to his Grammy Award winning "Relapse" will be called "Recovery." Bon Jovi has the highest-grossing tour of any artist right now.


HAMMER: All right. Let`s get right to it. Octumom and her 14 kids won`t be octu-homeless for now. And a surprising Hollywood split. It is all in "The Buzz" today.


(voice-over): A shocking Hollywood split. Melissa Etheridge has just announced she is breaking up with her partner, Tammy, after nine years together. Melissa and Tammy exchanged vows in 2003 and Tammy later gave birth to their now three-year-old twins.

Melissa`s statement is saying, "We ask for consideration and respect for our family as we go through this difficult period."

The octumom won`t be homeless. The mom of 14, Nadya Suleman, has been given a six-month extension on her $450,000 balloon mortgage payment. Suleman`s attorney says he struck a deal after months of negotiation with the loan holder.

He also says the octumom should be able to come up with the cash. She`s got some stuff cooking that he can`t talk about yet.

Jessica Simpson wants a new boyfriend but he needs to be, quote, "normal." Jessica just told "People" no football players, no rockers, maybe a doctor or even a chef.

Even Jessica`s mom is chiming saying she would love to see her daughter with a doctor or businessman. Hey, whoever she ends up with, let`s just hope he keeps quiet about their sex life.


ANDERSON: Two big controversies going on right now on the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Facebook wall. The "Desperate Housewives" cast coming out defending the show`s creator, Marc Cherry.

Now, he`s being sued by a former cast member, Nicollette Sheridan, who says Marc assaulted her, smacked her in the face and then fired her when she complained.

Vickie R. writes, "Of course, they are. They aren`t stupid. They know what side their bread is buttered on."

We`re also getting a lot of wall posts about Hugh Hefner who is slamming Tiger Woods and Jesse James. Gianna says, "It is true that Hugh Hefner has had many girlfriends even while married, but he has not lied to the wife or the other girlfriends."

Become our fan on Facebook. Join us on Twitter to go behind the scenes of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT and get breaking entertainment news alerts. Call us at "Showbiz on Call." And there`s always E-mail. "Showbiz Connects" -

HAMMER: And now, the SHOWBIZ lineup - here`s what`s coming up on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Elin Woods, Sandra Bullock, Charlie Sheen`s wife. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT dares to ask today who should get divorced first and who will get divorced first?

The brand-new Kate Gosselin family feud. Yes, why her own brother is in court claiming Kate`s eight kids are in danger.

And guy scaring people all over the world today with his frightening dog impression.


JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Multiple choice - please select the scariest bark. Is it A, B or C?


HAMMER: Yes. I`m going to go with C, the Psycho Dog Man. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

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

TEXT: "High School Musical" star Zac Efron to play money launderer in new movie. Russell Crowe`s "Robin Hood" to kick off 2010 Cannes Film Festival on May 12.


HAMMER: Now, on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, fed up and furious. Elin Woods, Sandra Bullock, Charlie Sheen`s wife. Big news today about their marriage messes as SHOWBIZ TONIGHT dares to ask, who should get divorced first and who will get divorced first?

Kate Gosselin`s brand-new family feud today. Kate`s own brother in court claiming that Kate`s kids are in danger. And Kate`s bombshell response.

Ashley Dupre, giving advice on the Tiger Woods and Jesse James cheating scandals? The former escort who brought down New York`s Governor Eliot Spitzer is naked in "Playboy" and now, one on one with me in an explosive interview.


(on camera): "Dear Ashley, my life has been torn apart by what my husband may have done. As a former escort, help me understand how women can reconcile having sex with married men knowing they may be destroying marriages." What would you say to her?

DUPRE: First of all, that`s a really ballsy question from you.


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

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


HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. It is 30 minutes past the hour. I`m A.J. Hammer coming to you from New York City.

ANDERSON: And I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood with big news breaking today - fed up and furious.

HAMMER: Furious, indeed, Brooke. Elin Woods, Sandra Bullock, Charlie Sheen`s wife. There is even more damaging drama today surrounding their marriage messes as SHOWBIZ TONIGHT dares to ask who should get divorced first, who will get divorced first?

Explosive reports today that Charlie Sheen`s wife, Brooke Mueller, is not only furious but she`s so fed up after learning of her husband`s alleged cheating scandal that she is ready to file divorce papers.

And big news breaking today about Tiger Woods` wife, Elin Nordegren. Is she divorce shopping? She hopped on a plane right out of Florida without her kids just as Tiger was returning home.

With us right now in Hollywood, Wendy Walsh, who is a TV journalist and doctor of psychology. And in New York, Midwin Charles, who is a legal contributor for "In Session" on truTV.

All right. So Elin skipped town just as Tiger returned home from the Masters. "People" magazine reporting that she was just fed up. She was just furious that Tiger actually went back to playing golf so soon.

Well, late today, we learned that Tiger is going to play again at a tournament in just a couple of weeks in North Carolina. Wendy, off to you first. I`m getting the feeling here Elin`s just had it.

WALSH: I don`t know if she`s just had it. But remember, this is the husband that`s under more scrutiny than any husband in America right now.

So I really think she should hang in there a bit and let all our eyeballs and TV cameras be on him to see if he can behave.

HAMMER: Well, Elin has plenty of company in the jilted wives club these days. A bombshell report is out there today that Charlie Sheen`s wife, Brooke is also fed up and furious and ready to pull the plug on her marriage.

Now, Midwin, as the attorney we have on retainer here on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT today, I want to get your take on this. If it happened - obviously, this is not good news for Charlie if she files for divorce before he goes on trial for allegedly attacking her. After all, she`s been standing by him until now.

CHARLES: It won`t look good, that`s for sure. I mean, oftentimes, whenever someone is on trial, it is always great to have that supporting and loving spouse by their side. So if she is to file for divorce before he goes to trial, it may not bode well for him. It`s not going to be a very sexy look.

HAMMER: Well, we did reach out to Brooke`s attorney today. They had no comment. Now, the only jilted wife that we haven`t seen or heard from in some weeks is Sandra Bullock who has been undercover, of course, since her husband Jesse James` alleged cheating scandal first broke.

And that has us wondering how fed up and furious she still is. I imagine pretty much so. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT now dares to ask, of all of the jilted wives who are fed up and furious, who is going to be the one to divorce first? Is it going to be Tiger Woods` wife, Elin Nordegren? Is it going to be Charlie Sheen`s wife, Brooke Mueller? Or will it be America`s sweetheart, Sandra Bullock?

Midwin, right back at you. Who do you think is going to file those divorce papers first?

CHARLES: I vote for Elin Nordegren. I think she has been through a heck of a lot of humiliation in light of Tiger`s actions. And I think he put her and her children at risk by having all these relationships with women.

And of course, all the scintillating details are out there for everyone to know what happened. I think she`s on her way to rolling out.

HAMMER: All right. Elin down from Midwin. Over to you, Wendy, who do you think is going to file those divorce papers first? Are you with Midwin here?

WALSH: Actually, no. I think Sandra. She`s got the most power. She`s got the most financial power. She`s got the most social power, celebrity power.

There are no children involved in this particular union. I mean, he has his own children, but they didn`t make any together. She`ll have no problem getting a date and having enough money to provide for herself in the future. She`s going to file, trust me.

HAMMER: See, I actually think it`s going to be Brooke Mueller, Charlie Sheen`s wife, filing first. The reason for that is because of the other two - you know, Elin, for whatever reason, has been dragging it on and on and staying with Tiger Woods despite the fact that all these allegations have come out and how difficult it has gotten.

I think in Sandra Bullock`s case, you know, they`re really going to wait for the dust to settle there. I have a feeling that we may actually see Brooke be the first to file. Of course, as we said, that could be really bad news for Charlie.

So now that you voted on who will divorce first, I actually have to ask you on the other foot who should file the divorce papers first, who should just get it out and do it now.

Midwin, back to you. Who, in your mind, should file those papers?

CHARLES: Once again I vote for Elin Nordegren. She should have filed for divorce almost as soon as those girls started coming out of the woodwork. She should have been out of there.

And I`m sorry, I don`t buy the fact they have two children as the reason as to why she should stick around any longer. He`s a golfer. He has to play golf in order to keep making his money, thereby allowing himself to probably put himself in situations to continue cheating.

HAMMER: He doesn`t have to keep playing golf because he doesn`t have to keep making money. See, I don`t think it`s the money that motivates him anymore.

People keep talking about the money thing - and Midwin, I don`t know if you disagree with me on that. I actually think he does it because this is what he`s always done.

At this point, does he really need more money? I mean, seriously. Wendy, what about you? Do you think that it should be Tiger Woods or Elin Nordegren filing for divorce first?

WALSH: Well, disagree with my colleague, Midwin. I think when there are children involved, a lot of different decisions, more higher level thinking, have to take place because they are far more important.

And children from two-parent families do a whole lot better. But you know who should? Brooke and Charlie. Because I`m old enough to remember that he was one of the top clients of the famous Hollywood madam, Heidi Fleiss.

So the best way to predict somebody`s future behavior is their past behavior. There are allegations of domestic violence -


WALSH: Drug use, frequent, you know, sexual activity. All this stuff is bad, bad, bad and doesn`t bode well for a healthy marriage. So Brooke, boot him out.

HAMMER: And the truth is if there is domestic violence that actually took place as is alleged, you know, that`s a game closer right there as far as I`m concerned.

WALSH: Right there.

HAMMER: Speaking of fed up and furious, Kate Gosselin just furious that her brother just testified against her at a hearing to investigate if any child labor laws were broken during the filming of "Jon & Kate Plus 8." Watch what she told HLN`s own Joy Behar about this.


KATE GOSSELIN, REALITY TV STAR: My brother has made a lot of money off of saying things that are untrue about us. And he has not - I`ve not allowed him to see the kids for two years so I`m not quite sure what information they think that they might have.

But I can`t - every single time they were visiting, my kids, they would turn around and be on some sort of a show the next day talking about, you know, what it is that they saw inside our house.

And so, with that kind of trust ruined and knowing that they have made hundreds of thousands of dollars on lies about us, I`m not sure what their goals are, because they were a part of our show and things were all fine and dandy then.


HAMMER: All right. I`ve got to tell you there are a lot of people out there who are pretty sick and tired of Kate getting dumped on constantly. And they`re not letting her move forward.

I mean, I am the first to admit I was pretty tough on her when she had "Jon and Kate Plus 8" on the air, putting the kids on television. I never thought that was a good idea.

But, Midwin, don`t you think now, she`s making money. She`s taking care of the family. People should really leave her alone and not be so hard on her?

CHARLES: I think I agree with you. People should leave her alone. But every time you try to, she is out there whining and complaining about her lot in life.

I watch "Dancing with the Stars" and at the end of every episode, she`s always whining and complaining about media scrutiny and the paparazzi.


CHARLES: So she keeps injecting herself into the situation. So of course, she is not going to be left alone.

HAMMER: Quickly, Wendy, do you think the smartest thing for her to do is keep raking in the money but keep your mouth closed at this point?

WALSH: You know, the entertainment industry is one of the few industries where you can make a lot of money in a short period of time. When you`re a single mother and you have eight kids to raise, you`ve got to do it. And you know, complain about the barking, but she didn`t call on the dogs.

HAMMER: All right. Wendy Walsh, Midwin Charles, thanks, guys. We appreciate it.

As we move on tonight "South Park" just opened a big old can of controversy in its latest episode.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Excuse me. This is the home of Tom Cruise, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hey, it`s one of the kids from "South Park" that slandered me.


HAMMER: I love "South Park." And everybody knows "South Park" is an equal opportunity offender. No one was off limits here. Why every star who has ever been skewered on the show came back to fight back.

Ashley Dupree, the former call girl who brought down New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. Wait until you see my explosive interview with Ashley. You are going to be shocked when you hear what she told me about the Tiger and Jesse sex scandals.


(on camera): "Dear Ashley, my life has been torn apart by what my husband may have done. As a former escort, help me understand how women can reconcile having sex with married men knowing they may be destroying marriages. What would you say to her?

DUPRE: First of all, that`s a really ballsy question from you.


HAMMER: This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views. And now, the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" - more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news today.

TEXT: Alleged Tiger Woods mistress Jaimee Grubbs arrested in L.A. for driving violations. Carrie Underwood and Elton John set to perform on "Idol Gives Back" next week.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Mr. Cruise, my son is so, so sorry and he would do anything to take back his hurtful comments.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That`s nice. I`m still suing you all.


HAMMER: Did you see this? Pretty outrageous. The new "South Park" that marks the show`s 200th episode really, really funny. This show always sparks outrage. But did South Park push the envelope too far this time?

Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York with Brooke Anderson in Hollywood.

ANDERSON: A.J., amid all the laughs, big controversy over the new episode of South Park. For its 200th episode, the creators of South Park brought back every celebrity it has ever mocked and made fun of. From Tom Cruise to Britney Spears to Mel Gibson, nobody was spared. They all came back to "South Park." And this time, they came back with a vengeance and a class-action lawsuit.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There is one thing that your town could do to maybe make me forget about this lawsuit.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Anything. Anything you want, Mr. Cruise.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It`s just that there`s somebody I`ve always wanted to meet face to face. If you could get him to show up in your town -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Sure, who is it? We can get anybody for you.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Mohammed, the prophet of the Muslim faith.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, that`s tricky.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, then you can just get sued

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Mr. Cruise, if there is anybody else we could try to bring in town.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, just him. You get Mohammed to appear in "South Park" or your little town is done.


ANDERSON: "South Park" even reviving one of its biggest controversies ever - they made fun of the Muslim prophet Mohammed again, but also skewered other religions, too, including Judaism, Christianity and Buddhism.

HAMMER: Right now, Ashley Dupre`s explosive sex scandal advice for Sandra Bullock and Elin Woods. And it`s the interview seen only on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Now, Dupre is the former call girl whose hook-ups with Eliot Spitzer led to him resigning as the governor of New York two years ago. Dupre has just posed naked for the brand-new issue of "Playboy" magazine.

And now, she`s also giving out sex and romance advice as a columnist for the "New York Post." So since Ashley knows all about earth-shattering sex scandals, of course, I had to ask her what advice she would give Elin and Sandra. And that`s when the fireworks started.


(on camera): You`re writing your sex and relationship column for the "New York Post."

DUPRE: I am.

HAMMER: That`s going well for you?

DUPRE: Going very well. I`m really excited. And I`m getting a lot of interesting questions. And I really hope that - to have that develop and grow.

HAMMER: Well, speaking of interesting questions, just curious if you were to get a letter from Sandra Bullock, you might be able to provide some insight.

Let me read what perhaps she might write to you if she were to write. "Dear Ashley, my life has been torn apart by what my husband may have done. As a former escort, help me understand how women can reconcile having sex with married men knowing they may be destroying marriages." What would you say to her?

DUPRE: Well, you know, first of all, that`s a really ballsy question from you. But I would definitely say for her to step back and go into therapy. And if she really loves him, then they can make the relationship work.

But they need to good to therapy and they need to see if they`re able - if she`s able to forgive him. You know, if every time a phone rings or a text message comes through, if she`s going to feel insecure, it`s not good for her.

HAMMER: Can`t possibly work.

DUPRE: No, walk away, leave. I mean, she`s beautiful. She`s gorgeous. Like she doesn`t deserve that.

HAMMER: OK. Here`s another one. What if you got this letter from Tiger Woods` wife Elin?

DUPRE: Oh, my god. I`m here to talk about "Playboy," not this. Let`s go - come on. My issue is coming out on Friday the 16th and you have me in the hot seat talking about all the scandals. And oh, my god.

HAMMER: And we will circle back to this. But I like - I really want to get your take on this question. Let`s say that Tiger Woods` wife, Elin, wrote you saying, "Dear Ashley, my husband may have paid many women to have sex with him. I don`t understand why he did this but he says he wants to stay together. Do you think I should forgive him?"

DUPRE: I believe we don`t know the situation. We don`t know what they`re going through. We don`t know what kind of therapy they`re getting. And you know, they are going to figure it out.

HAMMER: Is forgiveness possible?

DUPRE: It depends.


DUPRE: It depends on the situation.


DUPRE: Absolutely depends on the situation.

HAMMER: I agree with that. When you look at -

DUPRE: And you know what, I`m not Elin. And I`m not Tiger.

HAMMER: Understood. But just stepping back because certainly, everybody`s been talking about this. And people have said and certainly we`ve seen people say, "Oh, you know what? One indiscretion, a couple indiscretions, they work it out. They`re able to move on." You know, he has allegedly been involved with so many women.

HAMMER: But think about it - hold on a minute, A.J. Come on. Let`s back it up a little bit. Let`s look at, OK, guys that cheat. If they get caught with that one girl, they get caught with one girl.

But how many girls were there before that one girl? Chances are they are not just cheating on - with one girl. There`s always more. So forget about the number. If their relationship - if they can make it work and they love each other and they go to therapy, then work it out.

But if not, it`s not healthy for the children. Go to therapy and figure out how you`re going to come together and raise the children together as a family.

HAMMER: When you look at Sandra`s situation and when you look at Elin`s situation, who do you feel more sorry for?

DUPRE: I mean, I don`t - I feel sorry for both of them. They are publicly humiliated. I mean, my situation was completely different. But I didn`t ask for this, OK. I was pretty much, "Here you go. Figure it out." Put in this situation.

And you know what? Two years - I`ve spent two years trying to figure it out. And I`m not giving up fighting for who I am rather than what people think I am and I won`t stop fighting.

HAMMER: Well, you shouldn`t.

DUPRE: No. And I`m not going to.

HAMMER: Because life will continue


DUPRE: And I refuse to let my mistakes define me as a person.


HAMMER: Well, Ashley calls her life now a work in progress. And she`s trying to put her past behind her by posing in "Playboy." You can see Ashley on the cover and uncovered in "Playboy`s" new issue available everywhere Friday.

ANDERSON: Did you see this? Today, there is a brand-new Internet star. Say hello to the Psycho Dog Man. The unbelievable video of him going doggone crazy during a news interview is now a worldwide sensation.

This guy is being interviewed on Australian TV. Suddenly, he turns the table on the news reporter - yes, I`m going to go there. But who let the dog out?


MOOS: Multiple choice. Please select the scariest bark. Is it A, B, or C?


ANDERSON: Oh, it`s C. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

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

TEXT: DreamWorks to convert first three "Shrek" movies to 3-D for Blu-Ray release. "South Park" bringing "The Book of Mormon" to Broadway in 2011.


ANDERSON: Did you see this? The Internet has been buzzing about this Psycho Dog Man. An Australian man was being interviewed for a new show and decided to show off his mean growl. Now, the video has gone completely viral.

Here`s CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


MOOS (voice-over): Multiple choice. Please select the scariest bark. Is it A, B or C? Quiet, Ray, who now answers to the name -

(on camera): Is this the Psycho Dog Man?

RAY GRAHAM, "PSYCHO DOG MAN": It`s me. It`s me. You`ve got him.

MOOS (voice-over): This Australian retiree became an Internet sensation after the show, "A Current Affair," came to his suburb outside Sydney and it interviewed him about two dangerous dogs living in the neighborhood.

GRAHAM: And as soon as they saw me, they came bounding over.

MOOS: The bark heard round the world. Plastered on blogs. Psycho dog man got his own Facebook page. Ray Graham`s ferocious imitation was turned into remix after remix.

Even his wife`s face was much remarked on. Barely a flinch. Ray says he`s never before done a dog imitation.

GRAHAM: Absolute spur of the moment.

MOOS: And yet his bark is scarier than even a snarl of the late champ of the ugliest dog contest. Ray`s is far more terrifying than the bark of an 86-year-old man who encountered a bear in his house.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: By impulse I went -

MOOS: The bear ran for the Woods. Online admirers have compared Ray to Cujo. A recording of the Psycho Dog Man`s voice had New York canines like pudding and all are backing off, though Rocky just wagged his tail.

(voice-over): Ray says he has no plans to try to make any money from his dog imitation, though an advertising agency has tried to get in touch with him.

GRAHAM: I think it`s hilarious, absolutely hilarious.

MOOS: And Ray`s imitation has sparked imitators with bonus underpants.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: As soon as I saw them, they came bounding over and -

MOOS: Now, Ray is doing it on command.


MOOS: Posted one person, "That guy needs to be put down." Speak, Ray. Ray, what`s your wife doing right now?

GRAHAM: She was asleep.


ANDERSON: That is ferocious. That was Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. And I just had to check out Psycho Dog Man`s Facebook fan page. He`s already got 5,000 fans.

HAMMER: Weird stuff on that Internet, Brooke. All right. That is it for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.

ANDERSON: I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT now live at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Monday through Friday.

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