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Special Edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT: Hollywood Gone Wild

Aired July 5, 2010 - 23:00:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, CO-HOST: Right now, on this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Hollywood Gone Wild." Stars doing outrageous things caught on tape. Naomi`s out-of-control attacks. Those crazy "Jersey Shore" kids. The good -


JUSTIN BIEBER, POP STAR: Performing for the president is one of the coolest things.


HAMMER: The bad -


HEIDI MONTAG, REALITY TV STAR: The most important thing for me is for me to feel good.


HAMMER: And the just plain ugly. SHOWBIZ investigates Hollywood gone wild.

Heidi Montag`s plastic surgery gone wild. Ten nips and tucks in one day. Heidi`s controversial plastic surgeon right here, facing our tough questions. Why did he call Heidi a hero?

And stars gone wild without makeup - Jessica Simpson, Kim Kardashian, even Kathie Lee Gifford.


KATHIE LEE GIFFORD, CO-HOST, THE "TODAY" SHOW: Here I am, bare and unafraid.


HAMMER: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT reveals the secrets inside the no-makeup zone. A special edition of TV`s most provocative entertainment news show, "Hollywood Gone Wild," starts right now.


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

BROOKE ANDERSON, CO-HOST: Hi, there, everyone. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood with this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Hollywood Gone Wild."

HAMMER: Brooke, I`ve got to tell you, my head is just spinning with all the stars and wannabe stars who seem to be just throwing caution to the wind and going to extremes. Naomi Campbell, Heidi Montag and, of course, we can`t forget the cast of "Jersey Shore."

It seems like Hollywood is redefining the phrase, "wild, wild west." But here`s the question. Are celebrities going wild just to extend their time in the spotlight? Or is wild the new normal in today`s fame game? Right now, a showbiz special report, "Hollywood Gone Wild."


(voice-over): It`s Hollywood gone wild. Outrageous stars doing outrageous things. And it`s all caught on tape.

MEGAN ALEXANDER, CORRESPONDENT, "INSIDE EDITION": I do think there`s some pressure on young stars nowadays to go to the extreme to get into the headlines.

HAMMER: Heidi Montag went to the way extreme when she got 10, count them, 10 plastic surgeries in just one day.

MONTAG: It`s my body. I need to feel comfortable as a woman, as a person.

CARLOS DIAZ, SYNDICATED RADIO HOST: It`s like, "Why don`t I reinvent myself?" The only problem is, where do you go after 10 plastic surgeries?

MONTAG: The most important thing for me is to me to feel good.

HAMMER: She got cheek implants, liposuction and a boob job. Heidi says she wanted even bigger boobs, but her frame just couldn`t support them.

DIAZ: So I`m trying to imagine right now - I need a second - and I`m done.

HAMMER: But it doesn`t look like all that surgery has done anything to help her career.

ALEXANDER: Heidi is now to a point where she feels she needs to be a Barbie doll and be a physical perfection, if you will, to succeed. And in reality, it seems she may have ended her chances of a career Hollywood.

HAMMER: Going to the extreme may have hurt Heidi, but it surely didn`t hurt these guys. It`s a cast of wild Italian-Americans living the good life and the party life on MTV`s "Jersey Shore." They drink, they make love and they fight.

ALEXANDER: Here`s a group of young Italians with seemingly no boundaries, partying hardy and somewhere along the way, their personalities have become endearing to people.

HAMMER: Most endearing at all, the tough bouffant Jersey girl, Snooki. Snooki is unapologetic about her attitude and her fame. She made that much clear when she appeared on "The View."

SHERRI SHEPHERD, CO-HOST, "THE VIEW": Snooki, when did you realize, "OK. I`m famous."


HAMMER: And if imitation is the highest form of flattery, the "Jersey Shore" gang can be proud of themselves, because there`s now a senior version. "Sunset Daze" star Gail Leibowitz tells me Snooki`s wild ways inspired her.

GAIL LEIBOWITZ, REALITY TV STAR, "SUNSET DAZE": We want to show that seniors can have just as a good a time as people from "Jersey Shore."

HAMMER (voice-over): That`s a perfect answer.

LEIBOWITZ: And I can have the hair just like Snooki has.

HAMMER (voice-over): living on the wild side isn`t all fun and games for supermodel Naomi Campbell. Her reputation as a raging cell phone thrower has all but overtaken her image as a top model.

DIAZ: When was the last time we saw Naomi Campbell on a catwalk? If I ever saw at the cat walk, I wouldn`t be looking at the fashions. I would be making sure she didn`t have some kind of mobile device in her hands.

NAOMI CAMPBELL, SUPERMODEL: Yes, I threw the phone.



HAMMER: After years of silence over her alleged violent tantrums, Naomi finally spoke out on "Oprah" and apologized to the world for her actions.

CAMPBELL: I am ashamed of everything I`ve ever done. I take responsibility for the things that I`ve done and I do feel a great sense of shame.

ALEXANDER: I think it can never hurt to sit down with Oprah Winfrey and share your soul. And I think that America is a country of second chances.


HAMMER: Well from Naomi`s extreme phone tantrums to Heidi`s extreme body transformation, Hollywood really seems to be taking jaw-dropping behavior to an all-new high. Or is that low?

Right now, in New York, Tanika Ray. She is an entertainment journalist. Also, in New York, Ben Widdicombe. He is a celebrity journalist.

And I want to start with Heidi Montag. It seems to me that she cooked up the whole 10 plastic surgery idea as part of some - I don`t know - shocking and bizarre formula to become more famous.

Tanika, do we need to brace ourselves for more stars going wild like this? Or is Heidi a special case of what I like to call, Hollywood gone wild, the train wreck edition?

TANIKA RAY, ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST: Yes. Train wreck is not going away. This is the thing. We`ve learned over the years that if you`re a reality star and you do something stupid, you do not get punished for it. You actually get celebrated for it, and you get a spin-off show down the line.

We`ve seen it with Kate Moss, with her doing lines of coke on the table that was all over the world. She just got more endorsements. She got more deals.

Heidi and Spencer are the most ridiculous people we`ve seen on television. They actually wrote a book on how to become famous and it`s working every single time. I think, though, she may have crossed the line and jumped the shark. I hope, pray - let`s keep our fingers crossed - that she can go away now because we have seen enough.

HAMMER: Wouldn`t that be nice? To be clear, it was never confirmed that Kate Moss, in fact, had cocaine on the table.

RAY: Yes, whatever.

HAMMER: Just to be clear about that. Now, it seems to me what makes Heidi`s plastic surgery drama more off-the-wall is the fact that this thing played out for the whole world to see.

She revealed her plastic surgery obsession on the cover of "People" magazine. We were all right there when Heidi revealed her newly-immobile face to her mom on "The Hills."

So Ben, I`ve got to ask - why are stars like Heidi so willing to share not just the good and the bad, but, really, the ugly in such public ways? Is it what Tanika is suggesting, the moolah?

BEN WIDDICOMBE, CELEBRITY JOURNALIST: Well, of course. You know, the salient point about what Heidi Montag did is that it worked. It got her on the cover of "People" magazine. Any of those stars you mentioned earlier in the preamble would have loved to be on the cover of "People" magazine.

Heidi Montag, however, made it happen. She has worked at how to spin her own life story as her own episodic TV show, you`d feel like simply do want to tune in to see what she`s doing next. So again, Heidi Montag - what she`s doing, it`s working. We`re talking about her.

HAMMER: A role model for young women everywhere.

RAY: No.

HAMMER: No, I don`t think so. Let`s move on to Naomi Campbell. Naomi is somebody who was once considered a role model. And now, she`s got a rap sheet as long as a catwalk for clocking people upside the head with mobile phones.

But now, she`s promised Oprah Winfrey that she would use phones only for talking, not as projectiles. But Tanika, are you with me that, really, part of the fascination with Naomi has become her wild ways. When was the last time we had a conversation about Naomi, the supermodel?

RAY: Never

HAMMER: I don`t remember.

RAY: Her body still looks fierce. Let`s not get it twisted.

HAMMER: Oh, for sure.

RAY: For sure. But here`s the thing. You know, she has definitely paid the price. She`s never had to pay her dues as far as being punished for the things that she`s done that have been completely like little temper tantrums like a five-year-old.

HAMMER: Right. I mean, she certainly has spent some time -

RAY: Absolutely.

HAMMER: With the community service and all that.

RAY: I blame it on the publicist, because publicists, whenever a star does something crazy, they protect them. They cover them, make sure everything`s fine. You know what? If they`ve gotten out of control - so Naomi has been able to sustain that and keeps doing crazy stuff. I think she finally got to point where she realizes her mom`s come down on her. Oprah`s come down on her.

HAMMER: Right.

RAY: And you don`t lie to Oprah.

HAMMER: You don`t lie to Oprah.

RAY: When she says she has changed her ways, I believe you, Naomi.

HAMMER: Now, she`s got to stay onboard with that promise.

RAY: Yes.

HAMMER: Absolutely. All right. Let`s move on from a supermodel now to a super-reality TV train wreck. The "Jersey Shore`s" Snooki. Got to love her. And she really seems to be picking right where Naomi left off.

There was a time where hot tubs and hookups meant good reality TV. But Snooki has gone wild, getting into a bunch of fights with men on her reality show. Ben, is Snooki just the tip of the bouffant in this case and a new era of Hollywood gone wild?

WIDDICOMBE: Well, you know, Snooki is caught up in this vortex. She has to be more outrageous than she was last season.

RAY: Exactly.

WIDDICOMBE: And she has to get into more fights. She has to get more guys. So unless she keeps giving the public what they want, which, in her case, a bigger train wreck, you know, she`s going to lose her appeal.

And this is why these young people are kind of hanging themselves out to dry. They may be enjoying stardom they get now, but there`s no end game here.


WIDDICOMBE: Unless they get more and more out of control, where are they going to go with it?

HAMMER: You think it`s a little shortsighted? Is that what`s going on here? But the truth is, you look at somebody like Snooki and she owns it, I, at least, have to give her credit for that.

RAY: But let`s not forget the producers are promoting this. They`re like, get wilder, get crazier, you know.

HAMMER: No question about it. Tanika Ray, thank you so much. And Ben Widdicombe, I appreciate you being here as well.

ANDERSON: Heidi Montag gone wild. You know, I just don`t get her - 10 plastic surgeries in one day. What was she thinking? She was so pretty. But now, she just looks plastic. And her plastic surgeon actually called her a hero.


DR. FRANK RYAN, HEIDI MONTAG`S PLASTIC SURGEON: I think the wrong message is that when people lie about plastic surgery, which is what happened in Hollywood. So I think Heidi is brave. She`s a hero for talking about this.


ANDERSON: Really, a hero? We`re asking this guy the tough questions. Why was it OK for Heidi to have all these nips and tucks?

Stars gone wild, without makeup, Jessica, Kim, even Kathie Lee. Why did they decide to go all naked-faced?

And Hollywood gone wild over babies. The obsession with star babies. But is it getting too dangerous? This is a special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Hollywood Gone Wild," on HLN, news and views.



CODY`S MOTHER: Why are you so sad, honey?


CODY`S MOTHER: Because why?

CODY: Because I love Justin Bieber.

CODY`S MOTHER: I can`t hear you.

CODY: Because I love Justin Bieber.

CODY`S MOTHER: You`re crying because you love Justin Bieber.

CODY: Yes, and I went in my room.

CODY`S MOTHER: You went in your room and cried because you love him?

CODY: Yes.


ANDERSON: This little girl`s got a bad case of Bieber fever. Check out three-year-old Cody. Her mom videotaped Cody totally going wild over her favorite singer, Justin Bieber. This video all over YouTube. But I am happy to tell you this story does have a really happy ending.

Welcome back to the special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Hollywood Gone Wild." I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood with A.J. Hammer in New York. A.J., Justin Bieber makes a lot of people go wild.

HAMMER: Yes. People got the Bieber fever. And Brooke, I guess the folks at Jimmy Kimmel saw Cody on YouTube, because they booked her and her family on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Now, the family thought they were going on the show to talk about how Cody`s crying has made her a big Internet star. But they had a huge surprise. There was no crying when Cody met idol in person.


JUSTIN BIEBER, POP STAR: I saw you on the video and you got a lot of views.

CODY: Did you see I cried about you?

BIEBER: You cried a lot. Why were you so upset?

CODY: I don`t know, because I didn`t get to see you all day?


HAMMER: All I can say is Cody is definitely one less lonely girl now.

ANDERSON: Hey, A.J., Hollywood goes wild over star baby photos. It is an all-out feeding frenzy. These days, taking their kids to school and going to the park on play dates or picking up something at the grocery store can be a frightening experience for famous parents like Jennifer Lopez, Tobey Maguire, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Garner.

Right now, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT takes you inside of the celebrity baby obsession.


(voice-over): (UNINTELLIGIBLE) madness about motherhood. The intense spotlight on all things celebrity baby begins with those very first photos and continues for some with a childhood spent dodging the cameras.

The pictures appear on countless blogs and magazines, analyzing what they`re wearing, who they look like and detailing their latest play date like that of Gwen Stefani`s son, Kingston, and Tobey Maguire`s daughter, Ruby.

For the kids of some stars like Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner`s four- year-old daughter Violet, something as simple as a preschool pickup can even involve a police escort.

Many star parents like Jennifer Lopez plead for privacy. Lopez, whose twins Max and Emmy are two, slams the paparazzi for actions she says are intrusive like being chased by cars.

LOPEZ: That`s dangerous, you know, when cars are chasing you and the baby`s in the car. You know, the minute you become a mom, you become ultra overprotective.

ANDERSON: Ken Baker, who`s the executive news editor for "E," tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that paparazzi aggression can cross the line.

KEN BAKER, EXECUTIVE NEWS DIRECTOR, "E": When you see the paparazzi cross that line and get in their faces, block their cars, block them from opening up their doors, that`s when it gets out of hand.

ANDERSON: But there are no laws in the United States protecting star kids, unlike in parts of Europe where it`s against the law to show the faces of celeb children without their parents` permission.

FRANK GRIFFIN, CO-OWNER, BAUER-GRIFFIN PHOTO AGENCY: I know they can somewhat sometimes look or sound like being wolves. But the reality is there`s a demand for those pictures.

ANDERSON: Frank Griffin is co-owner of the paparazzi agency Bauer-Griffin. He says their policy is generally not to chase the kids of stars and understands the concerns of celebrities, but argues they are better off accepting the inevitable public interest.

(on camera): What are your thoughts about the kids who unwittingly become celebrities themselves? Suri Cruise for one?

GRIFFIN: I think it`s probably the best they`re dealing with them. They`re going to be in the limelight. And I think it`s better to have the children become comfortable with that. They`re a lot safer.

ANDERSON (voice-over): Many stars even negotiate deals with major magazines to introduce their family to the world, hoping to defuse the intensity of the paparazzi.

"E`s" Ken Baker tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT the laser focus on little ones comes with the territory. And when you`re a star, it`s impossible to have it both ways.

BAKER: Celebrities will bring their children out on the red carpets, "Look at us. We`re one big happy family." It incites interest and curiosity. And it might inspire paparazzi to come up to them and say, "Well, we saw them on the red carpet. I want to get them in real life now."

So once you open that up and turn on that faucet, you, as a celebrity, can`t decide when to turn it off.

ANDERSON: So why the insatiable appetite for all things celebrity including their bambinos?

BAKER: I`m a big believer that people are interested in celebrity because they`re really looking to see themselves or maybe a more famous, more beautiful, more rich version of themselves.

ANDERSON: A number of stars like Matt Damon have been able to successfully shield their youngsters to some extent.

MATT DAMON, ACTOR: The attention paid to celebrities` kids I think is a little misplaced and problematic, to tell you the truth. And I think we have just been very lucky.

ANDERSON: Lucky for now, but the public hunger for more images of cute famous kids shows no signs of letting up, hitting the stars and their children in a never-ending game of cat-and-mouse with the paparazzi.


HAMMER: All right. So what`s that saying, the only sure things in life are death and taxes, right? Well, in Hollywood, I think you can add plastic surgery to that list. Because now, I can tell you, there`s an all- out revolt against stars that get too many nips and tucks.

Heidi Montag, I`m talking to you. The Kardashians. Those wild and crazy "Jersey Shore" kids. From nobodies to somebodies, cashing in big time. The wild secrets of how much reality stars make.

Also this -


ANDERSON: His most prized photo is of Jackie Onassis, taken in 1971.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That`s my Mona Lisa. She has the Mona Lisa smile.


HAMMER: He`s been sued by Jackie O., punched by Marlon Brando. A revealing look at the original paparazzo. This is a special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Hollywood Gone Wild," on HLN News and Views.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The raptor having some fun with the cheerleaders. Whoa! Devoured!


HAMMER: The NBA`s Toronto Raptors mascot gone wild. I think he must have missed a feeding time, so he gobbled up a cheerleader. The raptor has been munching on cheerleaders at basketball games for a while now and the fans just eat it right up.

Welcome back to this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Hollywood Gone Wild." I`m A.J. Hammer with Brooke Anderson in Hollywood.

ANDERSON: And now, the original paparazzo. He calls himself a photo journalist, specializing in celebrities. But Ron Galella is also known as the original paparazzo. Over his nearly 50 years in the biz, Galella has taken great risks to get that perfect shot.

He was famously punched in the face by Marlon Brando, sued twice by Jackie Kennedy. I got the chance to speak with Ron Galella and he had some unbelievable stuff to say about today`s paparazzi gone wild and his career.


RON GALELLA, THE ORIGINAL PAPARAZZO: This was taken at the Kennedy benefit in New York. Mick Jagger was one of my favorite subjects.

ANDERSON (voice over): Ron Galella may be the ultimate paparazzo. Back in the day, he snapped every major celebrity.

GALELLA: This is Brigitte Bardot in her Saint Tropez house in France. I waited in the water next door. Steve McQueen, Nicole Warren, great expression, surprise.

ANDERSON: He pioneered the candid shot, captured when stars were least expecting it.

GALELLA: You have to hide to get the off-guard picture. By asking permission, you`re going to get the posed picture, which I don`t want. I don`t want the posed picture. Post pictures are a dime a dozen. You get only smiles.

Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton had a yacht, the Kalizma. I photographed them with a 300 millimeter lens from a window. They never spotted me. Never.

ANDERSON: Galella is the subject of the new documentary, "Smash His Camera," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He`s taken over 1 million pictures. Gallery MAR in Park City, Utah put some of them on display.

(on camera): Look at these Michael Jackson photos.

GALELLA: That was so cool. At least, they helped him dry him and Janet.

ANDERSON: So this is one of your favorites. Wind-blown jacket.

(voice over): His most prized photo is of Jackie Onassis taken in 1971. He spotted her on a New York City street, then followed in a cab. When the driver blew his horn Jackie turned.

GALELLA: That`s my Mona Lisa, because she had that Mona Lisa smile.

ANDERSON: Galella`s celebrity encounters sometimes ended badly. He accused Marlon Brando of socking him in the jaw.

GALELLA: He knocked off my teeth.

ANDERSON: The next time he saw Brando, Galella came prepared.

GALELLA: With a helmet.

ANDERSON: At the age of 79, Galella still works occasionally colliding with a new breed of paparazzi. He says they play by different rules.

GALELLA: They think they go too far. Nowadays, it`s all gang banging. They`re out for money.

ANDERSON: Galella says when it came to shooting celebrities, he followed another creed.

GALELLA: Shoot fast, get the surprised expression. If they say, "No more," I say yes and I leave.


ANDERSON: And Ron Galella`s life as paparazzo is the subject of a documentary called "Smash His Camera".

And now, the SHOWBIZ lineup - here`s what`s coming up at the bottom of the hour on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Hollywood gone wild on plastic surgery. But now, there`s a Hollywood plastic surgery backlash. How too many nips and tucks can hurt their careers.

Jessica, Kim, even Kathie Lee - stars gone wild without makeup.

And falling for fashion. Literally. I know it shouldn`t be funny, but it is. You`ve got to see these unbelievable slips, trips and falls on the catwalk. You`re watching a special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Hollywood Gone Wild," on HLN news and views.



FRANK: I think the wrong message is when people lie about plastic surgery, which is rampant in Hollywood. So I frankly think that Heidi is brave. She`s a hero for talking about this.


HAMMER: Now, on this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, Hollywood gone wild. A Heidi plastic surgery shocker. He called her a hero. Heidi Montag`s controversial plastic surgeon faces our tough questions.

Reality TV star riches. Why reality stars like Snooki and The Situation get paid big bucks for not doing a whole lot.

Celebrity goes bare. Stars are revealing makeupless faces, why are so many taking it all off.

ANNOUNCER: 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.

ANDERSON: And I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. This is a special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Hollywood Gone Wild." Right now, a SHOWBIZ special report, plastic pressure. What SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is about to reveal may shock you. But I say it`s about time.

For years, stars have tried to stop the hands of time by getting a few nips and tucks to get young so that they could keep getting jobs. But SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can now reveal that all that plastic is starting to backfire on them.

Are you listening, Heidi Montag? If not, you should be. Here`s SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Kareen Wynter.


UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: Tell me what you don`t like about yourself.

KAREEN WYNTER, CNN ENTERTAINMENT CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): In Hollywood, it seems everybody is getting a nip here, a tuck there. Could it be for actresses too much of a good thing may actually be a turnoff when it comes to landing that perfect role?

JOHN PAPSIDERA, CASTING DIRECTOR: I think, you know, the Barbie-ization of people has certainly happened.

WYNTER: And it`s changed the casting game, says Emmy award-winning casting director, John Papsidera. He is shocked at the amount of plastic that has now plastered this industry. It has made his job tough.

PAPSIDERA: I feel like it`s fine in moderation. But I think the reality is that when plastic surgery or something artificial enters into that, it changes the way your eyebrow moves. It changes the way your lips move.

Those are the things that you`re looking to capture. And when it gets affected, it`s a bad - you know, side product.

WYNTER: Made even worse when you see young starlets like reality show vixen Heidi Montag getting tons of press for being plastic surgery`s new poster child. Montag recently made headlines for her whopping 10-procedure full-body makeover.

(on camera): What about actors who made their career on their plastic surgery, for example, Pamela Anderson?

PAPSIDERA: Pam started in this business in a career where she was running up and down the beach in a bathing suit, you know. So sure, it helped Pam. But it was a different time and it was a different era.

WYNTER (on camera): Papsidera says in this new age of technology with high def and those healthy doses of celebrity Web sites, it is no wonder many stars are so desperate to stay a cut above the rest.

PAPSIDERA: Never before in society have we had such access to pictures of celebrities. Everybody is on the Internet circling, you know, body parts.

WYNTER (voice-over): And coming in with unrealistic checklists, says plastic surgeon to the stars, Dr. Linda Lee, who had her own reality TV show, "Dr. 90210."

DR. LINDA LEE, PLASTIC SURGEON: We absolutely have to draw a line. We are the gatekeepers.

WYNTER: Dr. Linda Lee says that means cutting them off.

LEE: I feel sorry for the actresses that go too far, because you can tell. And somebody needs to give a reality check saying, "Hey, you know what? It`s not real anymore." And in order to be really marketable, you need to be a real person.

WYNTER: So here`s the real deal from a top casting director.

PAPSIDERA: It certainly is frustrating when you`re looking for that needle in a haystack person and there`s some impediment like plastic surgery that ends up, you know, losing them the role.

WYNTER: And the lesson from that loss? Less may be more.


HAMMER: Yes. Well, one person who certainly may be in Hollywood having a little trouble getting a role because she overdid it, that would be Heidi Montag. Heidi Montag did the unthinkable. She had 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day.

Right after her surgeries, Heidi told "people" magazine that she went to such extreme measures to change her appearance because she wanted to become quote, "the best me."

Well after her surgeries, Heidi received a lot of backlash and a lot of people wonder why someone would go to such extremes. When I spoke with Heidi`s plastic surgeon, Dr. Frank Ryan, he defended Heidi and gave us his perspective on what seemed to me like a wild choice.


HAMMER: All right. Well, let me rundown some of the specifics here, a couple of procedures you performed on Heidi. She had breast implants, a nose job revision, Botox injections, liposuction, a mini brow lift, chin reduction. And in her interview with ABC, Heidi talked specifically about the liposuction. Let`s take a look at that.


HEIDI MONTAG, REALITY TV STAR: I had my legs on liposuction on the inside and outside. But it wasn`t really to take out the fat. It was more just to contour the legs.

And then I had my back scooped out a little bit to help give a curvier look and then a little bit on the sides, too.



HAMMER: OK. Dr. Ryan, you know, this was clearly not an unattractive overweight young woman. Did you perhaps advise her to go to the gym or try Pilates or adjust her diet or any number of other options before resorting to surgery?

RYAN: This is why I`m doing these interviews. Yes, she already does that. No one is apparently aware of that. She does yoga. She eats well. I`ve known her for several years. She does all that already.

And frankly, that`s another myth that you just propagated, that liposuction is for obese. It`s not for obese people. It`s for people who are in good shape that already work out, just like Heidi.

HAMMER: So what you`re saying is she was doing all of these things, not achieving the results she wanted. You advised her that that perhaps is the first best way to do it. But in the end, she ended up having the procedures with you because she just wasn`t getting where she wanted to be.

FRANK: Yes. More or less. I mean, we`re at the last rung in the ladder, I say to people. You do your working out. Do your - you know, good nutrition, et cetera, et cetera. If there are a few localized areas that can`t be removed with these other methods, that`s where liposuction comes into play.

HAMMER: You did 10 procedures on Heidi. Did you turn her down on any more procedures?

RYAN: That was about it. I mean, you see, a lot of those procedures - about five of them could have been in the office - you know, Botox, fat grafting, the ears, the brow lift - all those could have been done under local anesthesia in the office, so it could have been just a handful of procedures.

It just makes more sense for the patient to do them together assuming it is safe, which it is, for a young 23-year-old.

HAMMER: Well, Dr. Ryan, you gave that interview to "Radar Online" and you said you consider yourself and Heidi heroes in all of this. Let`s take a look at that.


RYAN: I think the wrong message is when people lie about plastic surgery which is rampant in Hollywood. I mean, you know, there is another reality star, older than Heidi, that gets routinely Botox injections in her cheeks and lips and has her breast and liposuction, buttock augmentation, get cellulite treatments and god knows what else.

That`s sort of the way it is, you know. So I frankly think Heidi is brave. She is a hero for talking about this. And frankly, a little bit, I am, too, because I knew this would sort of happen.


HAMMER: All right. Dr. Ryan, I hear what you`re saying, but can you understand why when people hear you use the word "hero" in this context, they kind of think it`s nuts, and it`s a strong word.

RYAN: It`s a strong word, I agree. And listen to it again. You`re right, it is a strong word. But I mean, I guess how you - maybe "brave" is a better word. I mean, really, all of this stuff we`re talking about right now, frankly, I would rather be at my office right now just doing surgery.

So it has opened up a whole can of worms. And I think it`s partly just because Heidi was honest whereas other people are not. That`s all there is to it.

HAMMER: Do you think she needs to be getting psychological counseling?

RYAN: No. Heidi does not need psychological counseling. I mean, obviously, a lot of this, as I mentioned, was a very well-thought out, calculated career move. And look what`s it`s done. Many, many, many, many people are talking about Heidi on a daily basis now.

HAMMER: Well, I do appreciate you taking the time. I think we have a lot of people who are disagreeing. But you know, we will all respect each other`s opinions, I guess. Dr. Frank Ryan, we appreciate you being here tonight. Thanks.


ANDERSON: Stars cashing in on reality TV. Snooki, The Situation, Kate Gosselin. The wild and shocking secrets behind their reality TV riches.

Stars without makeup. Why do so many Hollywood celebrities dare to go bare?

Also, there is this.


JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: If there`s one thing that can bring a model to her knees, it`s falling to her knees.


HAMMER: Oh, admit it. You sometimes laugh when you see models fall on the runway. Kind of hurts though. I`m showing you the wildest wipeouts on the catwalk. This is a special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Hollywood Gone Wild," on HLN news and views.



POLIZZI: Who hits a girl like that?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You`re bleeding all over.


HAMMER: That was just seconds after Snooki from MTV`s "Jersey Shore" got punched in the face at a bar. Probably not a good experience for her. But trust us, Snooki is having the last laugh.

Welcome back to the special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Hollywood Gone Wild." I`m A.J. Hammer in New York with Brooke Anderson in Hollywood.

And now, reality stars like Snooki are cashing in big-time if their fame, Brooke.

ANDERSON: Right now, a SHOWBIZ TONIGHT special report that will make your head spin. Why do reality show stars like Snooki get paid such big bucks for doing - well, doing kind of nothing? Here`s SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Kareen Wynter.


KAREEN WYNTER, CNN ENTERTAINMENT CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "The Girls Next Door," "The Hills" and now, "Jersey Shore" - all hit reality TV shows that turned nobodies into rich somebodies.

DEANNA PAPPAS, REALITY TV STAR, "THE BACHELORETTE": Right after the "Bachelorette," a lot of people reached out to me. And you know, I had a lot of fun. I did a lot of corresponding for "Extra." I`ve done some stuff for "The Insider." I hosted my own show for a year on Lifetime. And of course, I want more.

WYNTER: You remember Deanna Pappas, right? She was a contestant on "The Bachelor" and was "The Bachelorette." It`s been years since she did both shows but the cash is still rolling in.

PAPPAS: I do tons of public appearances. I mean, I was just in Anaheim this week and they did, like a Comic Con down in Anaheim. Sometimes you do interviews and you get paid.

WYNTER (on camera): Some reality TV stars like Deanna Pappas have turned their 15 minutes of fame into a financial empire with lucrative deals that have made them mini-moguls.

LACEY ROSE, WRITER, "FORBES" MAGAZINE: Gracing a red carpet before an event can earn you tens of thousands of dollars. A clothing line can net you hundreds of thousands. And a perfume could earn you millions of dollars in some cases.

WYNTER (voice-over): "Forbes" magazine writer, Lacey Rose has covered reality TV stars and their fortunes. She says not all reality stars are created equal. Only some have mastered the media and the art of selling themselves.

ROSE: I think right now, the "Jersey Shore" kids are really hot. I think you`ll see more from Lauren Conrad. I think you saw her sort of create this momentum behind her brand with "The Hills."

I think we`ll continue to see her do things with that. I think - you know, love her or hate her, I think it`s not the end of Heidi Montag. We`ll see a lot more from her.

WYNTER: And this is the man who`s helped many of your favorite reality TV stars make cuckoo bucks, Marc Marcuse. He runs the management company that represents reality TV stars who are looking to turn their fame into long- term success. Marcuse is currently working with Snooki of MTV`s juggernaut show, "Jersey Shore."

MARC MARCUSE, REEL MANAGEMENT: Snooki is out of control in more ways than one right now. She`s booking very, very high-priced gigs and doing quite well. You know, so we`re really happy that she`s breaking the mold on reality TV and sort of bringing a new kind of level to the whole thing.

WYNTER: And if Snooki can become an in-demand star overnight, then American dream is alive and well, at least for those who are willing to be on a reality show.


ANDERSON: Again, that was SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Kareen Wynter. And A.J., there is no shortage of examples of celebrities going wild in reality television.

HAMMER: Yes. You`re not kidding, Brooke. But these days, it seems some stars don`t need a reality TV show to take a walk on the wild side. We`ve witnessed an all-out invasion of stars without makeup. Talk about taking it all off.

SHOWBIZ TONIGHT was just overwhelmed by stars who insisted on showing us what they look like without any extras on their faces or their eyes or their lips. Seeing the stars without all the icing is wild especially in Hollywood when, you know, perfection is the name of the game. Let me tell you, an absolute stars-without-makeup frenzy broke out and now you get to see them for yourself.


HAMMER (voice-over): No powder, no mascara, no makeup. Kim Kardashian, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb joined the growing list of gorgeous celebrities daring to go bare.

GWEN FLAMBERG, BEAUTY DIRECTOR, "US WEEKLY": Going bare will lower that expectation of what we can`t believe perfection is. In Hollywood, the standard of perfection is completely manufactured.

HAMMER: But that trend is changing big time. It`s time for plastic surgery princess, Heidi Montag and her boobs to move over and make room for a new tribe of strong, natural, fiercely beautiful women who aren`t afraid to show their true selves.

GIFFORD: Here I am, bare and unafraid.

HAMMER: On NBC`s "Today" show this morning, co-host, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb revealed their makeup-free selves to the world live for the very first time.

GIFFORD: Here it is. This is us.

HODA KOTB, CO-HOST, "TODAY" SHOW: Tight shot, please.

HAMMER: Kathie Lee says she got the idea after Rosie O`Donnell made the provocative claim that Kathie Lee had gone too far with having work done. Kathie Lee wanted to prove Rosie wrong and invited her in on the makeup free action. Well, Rosie accepted and threw in a little bed head for good measure.

GIFFORD: She thought I had gone too far.

ROSIE O`DONNELL, TV PERSONALITY: I don`t believe I said that. Did I say that?

KOTB: Oh, yes, you did.

GIFFORD: Yes, yes, yes.

O`DONNELL: It wasn`t like I didn`t recognize you. I just thought you looked different.

GIFFORD: Thank you. I love you, Rosie. I love you. Thank you.

O`DONNELL: Honey, I wasn`t -

HAMMER: Well, thanks to Kathie Lee and Hoda, all of the ladies of "Today" went bare for the very first time.

MEREDITH VIEIRA, CO-HOST, THE "TODAY" SHOW: This is my face. Like it or not.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This is the real me.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Scaring little children at home right now.

FLAMBERG: Older women like Kathie Lee and Hoda taking off their makeup on the "Today" show, that`s to inspire people that older, you know, is not necessarily less glamorous.

HAMMER: No matter what age, stars are taking a stand against manufactured Hollywood. Check out this brand new photo of Kim Kardashian in "Life and Style Weekly." Totally au natural. What a shock for renowned glam queen.

FLAMBERG: Over the years, Kim has been wearing more and more makeup and it`s really surprising but also super exciting to see her shed out of that makeup and become more real, and more of a real beauty inspiration to girls.

HAMMER: Kim tells "Life And Style," she did it because "I`m happy with myself and this is who I am. As much as it`s fun to glam up, the most important thing is to be comfortable in your own skin with or without makeup."

Kim`s no makeup coming out comes just weeks after Jessica Simpson became the real no makeup trendsetter when she shocked everyone by daring to bare it all on the cover of "Marie Claire." "Us Weekly`s" beauty and lifestyle director, Gwen Flamberg tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Jessica has been criticized for her looks over the last few years and this cover proved her critics wrong.

FLAMBERG: I think that Jessica Simpson really wants to be real. She wants to show women that you don`t have to go under the knife, that you can be proud of exactly who you are.

HAMMER: Jessica tells "Marie Claire," "I don`t have anything to prove anymore. What other people think of me is not my business." But, whether Jessica and Kim and Kathie Lee and Hoda realize it, they are starting a powerful trend for women everywhere.

FLAMBERG: Once you do it, you really get a ton of strength and ton of power that you don`t need makeup to feel beautiful. And that`s the message. Glamour comes from inside.


HAMMER: Well, I don`t know about you, Brooke, but I thought these famous women just looked great with or without makeup.

ANDERSON: I completely agree, A.J. And you know, maybe some models should take notes. You know, they strut their stuff on the runway, but sometimes, even supermodels have trouble walking that runway.


MOOS: If there`s one thing that can bring a model to her knees, it`s falling to her knees.


ANDERSON: You have got to some of the wildest wipeouts on the catwalk ever. This is a special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Hollywood Gone Wild," on HLN news and views.



LEIBOWITZ: My biggest fantasy is getting the Academy Award. Making a speech and - I want to thank my mother and father, you know, and my son for doing my hair.


HAMMER: This sassy sexy senior says, hey, bring on the cameras. Forget those 4:00 p.m. early bird dinners and bingo games. So can you picture your grandparents hooking up, getting tattoos?

It`s the golden girls meets "Jersey Shore." The wild reality shore called "Sunset Daze." It is a whole lot of fun. Well, top models go bottoms up. Who knew walking on the runway could be so wild, Brooke?

ANDERSON: Yes. Think about it, A.J. The lights, cameras and those sky- high stilettos. It sometimes makes for a dangerous mix, resulting in fashion road kill. Here is Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


MOOS (voice over): If there`s one thing that can bring a model to her knees, it`s falling to her knees. How New York kicked off fashion week -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Not once, but twice.

MOOS: Less than five second after Agnes Dina arose to applause in the "Fashion for Haiti Relief" show, down she went again. A perfect excuse to recall our favorite falls, to recall our favorite sprawls.

From catching a heel in the pants to falling through the runway, apparently unaware the center was only paper, someone ran to her rescue. No one helped at the time the great Naomi Campbell went down.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Get a photo! Let`s get a photo!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Idiots. What is wrong with people?

MOOS: Naomi made her fall into an insurance commercial.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Because Naomi Campbell is smart.

MOOS: Jay Alexander teaches models how to walk and how not to. Carmen Electra demonstrated how not to, and the lady running to her rescue followed in her footfalls.

Most of the time, you can blame the high heels. What we have here is a potential shoe emergency. A beaded spat come undone could undo a model here at the Pamella Roland show. But the shoes here are tame compared to the late Alexander McQueen`s.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did you see the shoes for his show last year?

MOOS: Armadillo shoes, they were dubbed.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: There were a couple of girls who wouldn`t do the show because it`s just so dangerous.

MOOS: After falling twice in seven-inch heels at the show for Haiti relief, what a relief. Take those heels off. We`ve seen Miss USAs fall twice in recent years.


MOOS: We`ve seen models conk their heads. We`ve seen a martial arts performer make a hole in the runway, then watched the model who followed his act fall in. But there`s one classic -

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: My mom`s watching.


MOOS: Leaves even the models chortling. Maybe it`s the Washington, D.C., anchors -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Never quite recovered after that. There she goes again.

MOOS: Preserved forever on YouTube, replaying and laughing.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You try walking in those shoes.


MOOS: Laughing and replaying. Fashion can stagger more than just the imagination.


ANDERSON: That was CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. And A.J., I`m surprised there aren`t more runway spills. I mean, these women pull off a fierce walk despite wearing some serious high heels.

HAMMER: Yes, they do. And I`ve got to tell you, I feel a little guilty because it is fun to watch and chuckle when they do take a little spill. Well, that is it for this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Hollywood Gone Wild." I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.

ANDERSON: And I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. Take care.