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Stars Who Regret Their Plastic Surgeries; Jennifer Aniston: the Most Eligible Woman in the World; A New Kardashian Reality Show; A Situation Spin-Off Shocker; Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga`s Battle
Aired October 5, 2010 - 23:00:00 ET
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A.J. HAMMER, CO-HOST: Big news breaking today on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT -- plastic surgery disasters. Startling new confessions today from stars who really regret their plastic surgery.
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LISA RINNA, ACTRESS: I no longer wanted my lip to be what defines me.
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HAMMER: The SHOWBIZ Flashpoint today -- should stars just say no to nips and tucks?
Jennifer Aniston just named the most eligible woman in the world. Will this finally help her find the right guy? Or does she even need a man at all?
But wait, there`s more. Is Betty White really more eligible than Lady Gaga?
A Situation spin-off shocker today. And is "The Sitch" about the ditch "Jersey Shore" for his own show, as SHOWBIZ TONIGHT asks whose "Shore" spin-off would you rather watch?
Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, their brand-new history making smackdown explodes today.
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, CO-HOST: Hi, there, everyone. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood with big news breaking today -- plastic surgery gone bad.
HAMMER: Yes, Brooke. If I didn`t know better, I would have thought that somebody had declared this -- I don`t know -- national star plastic surgery confession day or something. I mean, what else could explain the remarkable series of confessions today from stars who went public to reveal that the work they had done turned into a disaster.
From bad Botox to bad lips, stars admitting that their attempt to reshape their faces had turned into a fiasco. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT reveals the plastic surgery secrets that have now gone, oh, so public.
(voice-over) SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is sad to report another Hollywood relationship may be about to go kaput, the long-time love affair between Hollywood and plastic surgery.
SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you a shocking number of stars are going public today with extremely personal tales of how plastic surgery has done them wrong and, now, they are through with it forever.
RINNA: I have to talk about the lips because they`re making news again.
HAMMER: This morning, on the "Today" show, 47-year-old actress and reality show star, Lisa Rinna, who is famous for her artificially inflated lips, discussed the shocking revelation she just made on "People.com."
Lisa revealed that this summer she had her famously prominent puckers surgically reduced.
RINNA: I had no idea you could reduce it. I was like, yes, let`s do it.
HAMMER: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you that, for years, Lisa`s lips have been a puckered-up punch line on celebrity Web sites. Even this online cosmetics forum discusses how to avoid Lisa Rinna`s lips.
DAWN YANEK, EDITOR-AT-LARGE, "LIFE AND STYLE WEEKLY": When you have a star like Lisa Rinna who is talented and beautiful and wonderful, but is known for one very big thing -- these are, of course, her lips -- they`re going to talk. They`re going to speculate about whether or not she had work done.
HAMMER: Lisa finally admitted last year that, yes, she had had a silicone injection back in 1986. But this morning she told the "Today" show her admitting she had a silicone injection just opened her up for more ridicule.
RINNA: For 24 years, I`ve had this lip, and I didn`t really pay any attention. I mean, everybody always guessed it, but I just never -- I never said it was true. And when I came out to say it, it just opened the floodgates.
HAMMER: Now, after years of getting slammed for not admitting her lip augmentation and months of getting slapped for admitting her lip augmentation, Rinna tells "Today" she decided this August to have her lips reduced and end the chatter once and for all.
RINNA: And I do to for me. I did it because I no longer wanted my lip to be what defines me.
HAMMER: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you Lisa Rinna is not the only celebrity who is down on plastic surgery. In the new issue of "Prevention" revealed today, 54-year-old TV star, Dana Delaney reveals that a botched Botox procedure seven years ago permanently damaged her face.
She now says she`s sworn off plastic surgery for good saying, quote, "We are getting to the point that nobody says, `That`s a beautiful woman.` Instead, they say `She`s had good work.`"
HEIDI MONTAG, REALITY TV STAR: I`ve really been wanting big boobs.
HAMMER: And you know the Hollywood plastic surgery relationship is in trouble when even Heidi Montag can`t make it work. Late last year, Montag had 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day, including a massive breast augmentation that documented for "People.com."
MONTAG: Bigger is better.
HAMMER: Well, maybe not. Montag now says she regrets her breast super- sizing session, which is why SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is asking today, has the long love affair Hollywood enjoyed with plastic surgery gone the way of Heidi Montag`s original nose?
YANEK: I don`t think that plastic surgeons in Hollywood should be worried. The thing is when you have aging celebrities, you are going to have plastic surgeries.
HAMMER: But with stars like Lisa Rinna, Dana Delaney and Heidi Montag now doing an about face about work on their face and other body parts, we`ll have to see if this truly marks as new era in the long relationship between Hollywood and plastic surgery --
RINNA: I no longer wanted my lip to be what defines me.
HAMMER: Or if it`s all just lip service.
ANDERSON: Here in Hollywood, it is hard to imagine the relationship between Hollywood and plastic surgery will be nipped or tucked away any time soon. But it does lead to today`s SHOWBIZ Flashpoint -- do you believe stars will start saying no to plastic surgery?
Right now, in Hollywood, Kristin Cruz, co-host of the radio morning show, "The Mark and Kristin Show" on KOST Los Angeles. Right now, in New York, Cooper Lawrence, who is a syndicated radio host and author of this book, "The Cult of Celebrity."
Ladies, smaller lips, smaller breasts and living with wrinkles? It sounds to me like we are on the verge of a new anti-plastic surgery movement. Could it be? Cooper, to the SHOWBIZ Flashpoint -- is it too much to believe that stars will start saying no to plastic surgery?
COOPER LAWRENCE, SYNDICATED RADIO HOST: Well, I think this is the backlash of all those years of people like us sitting there and saying, "Oh, god. Come on. We know you`ve had plastic surgery. Don`t try to fool us."
So now, not only are they coming forward and admitting to it, but they`re starting to say, you know what? It`s all about reality and reality television, reality this, reality that. Let`s be more real.
But also, remember, these ladies have something to sell right now. Lisa Rinna has a TV show. Dana Delaney is on the cover of a magazine. I mean, she had this botched surgery seven years ago, but she`s telling us about it now. So that should tell you something. It`s like you`ve got to come up with something really personal about yourself when you`re selling a product, and the product is them.
ANDERSON: Well, they could be -- they could be personal or honest about something else. So at least they are being honest about it and I applaud them for that.
But talking about what sells, Cooper, here in Hollywood -- let`s face it. Wrinkles don`t sell. And the pressure to have a little nip, a little tuck is pretty unbelievable.
So Kristin, to the SHOWBIZ Flashpoint, do you think stars will start to say no to plastic surgery?
KRISTIN CRUZ, CO-HOST, "THE MARK AND KRISTIN SHOW": I don`t think there`s any way they can in Hollywood. I mean, that`s what being a star is all about. And I think that we need to remember that they still have feelings, OK?
I mean, they may not be able to feel their face, but we can`t just go on these online rants and rampages. It`s about them. I mean, they have a job to do. And for a lot of them, this is part of the job. It`s serious out there.
ANDERSON: There`s a lot of pressure. And you know, I say if it makes people out there feel better about themselves, who are we to judge? But like you say, in this industry, with these actresses, it`s almost impossible for them sometimes. Don`t you agree?
CRUZ: Yes, absolutely. I mean, you hear every day about casting choices, ditching the 50-year-old woman for the 20-year-old woman to play a role. It happens all the time.
This is a tough city. I mean, it`s even tough just at the park with the other moms. I feel like I need to do a little something with myself.
ANDERSON: I`m there with the ball cap, you know. But I think we should all, if we can, just give ourselves a break, cut ourselves some slack.
And you know, Lisa Rinna really did take a lot of flak for having silicone put in her upper lip. And on the "Today" show this morning, Lisa says while she was working on her new reality show, she finally figured out how she could get a lip reduction. Watch.
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RINNA: I never had thought that you could do anything about it. I really didn`t. There`s nothing you could do. The silicone put in there is permanent.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Right.
RINNA: So during the show, we go down this path, go on this journey and I find out there`s something you can do. And after a lot of things going on, I do it. And I do it for me. I do it because I no longer wanted my lip to be what defines me.
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ANDERSON: Yes. Lisa seems proud of herself for reversing that lip implant. But Cooper, are those botched plastic surgeries scaring anybody? I think it`s a good thing when stars can be so open about plastic surgery gone wrong. What do you think?
LAWRENCE: No. I think they should be scaring people because you say to yourself, OK, so if this star with all this money didn`t have the best surgeon out there and this is -- obviously, they did have the best surgeon. This is what the surgeon did. I can`t afford that, I`m going to have a lesser surgeon. So can you imagine what`s going to happen to me?
LAWRENCE: So it`s absolutely a cautionary tale. But remember, Brooke, if they don`t have it done, we`re going to be sitting here saying, "God, didn`t she look awful?"
ANDERSON: Oh, no, we would not, Cooper.
LAWRENCE: Oh, right. Sure, we`ve never done that, Brooke. Never.
ANDERSON: But we do have to remember there are a lot of big risks associated with anything like this sort of thing.
All right. I`ve got to move now to some big Miley Cyrus news today. A.J., she`s just a teenager so I hope she`s not getting plastic surgery, is she?
HAMMER: Oh, no. Although as we`ve revealed before in this program, there is this unfortunate trend of teenagers getting plastic surgery, not for Miley as far as we know and not yet.
But there is big Miley mockery news today about that spoof of Miley on "Saturday Night Live."
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VANESSA BAYER, ACTRESS (as Miley Cyrus): There`s something that I always wanted to ask you. Like, how do you pick out what movies you`re going to do? And like, what`s your favorite role you ever did? And like, who is your best friend? And like, how tall are you? And like what eyeliner do you wear? And like are you American?
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HAMMER: Well, skit fired up a big debate today about mocking Miley. And I was just handed the results to the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusive poll. This is what we asked -- "`SNL` Spoofs 17-Year-Old Miley Cyrus: Is she too young to make fun of or is she fair game?"
Look at this. A staggering 89 percent say she is fair game. Only 11 percent say she`s too young, so not a whole lot of sympathy for Miley here. Kristin Cruz, Cooper Lawrence, we thank you for being here today.
Single guys, listen up. Jennifer Aniston was just named the most eligible woman in the world. So will this finally help her find the right guy? Or does Jen even need a man at all? I think Jen will get a man when she is good and ready.
Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber -- their brand-new history-making smackdown explodes today. Let me tell you, it is on.
Is the "Sitch" about to ditch "Jersey Shore" for his own show? It`s The Situation spin-off show shocker today. The Situation sets the record straight directly to us. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.
Time now for the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" -- more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news today.
TEXT: "Glee" to address the topic of gay suicide on an upcoming episode. U2 debuts song from their new Broadway musical, "Spiderman."
HAMMER: What the heck is going on here? Did you see this? This is great. Conan O`Brien lathering up for laughs. Conan getting all soapy and sultry in this brand-new ad for his new TBS show.
I wonder if Conan`s trying to unleash his inner troubled starlet or something. Do you remember this -- Paris Hilton`s soapy spot for Carl`s Jr.? I don`t know if Paris` ads sold a lot of hamburgers, but it sure did get a lot of people talking.
Now, take a look at Conan and Paris` sudsy spot side by side. I`ve got to say Conan still has it. Funny stuff here. Conan`s new late night show is debuting on November 8th on our sister network, TBS. And it can really do wonders with slow motion.
Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York with Brooke Anderson in Hollywood.
Brooke, it is hard to believe it`s now been four years since the news broke that Anna Nicole Smith died.
ANDERSON: Yes, A.J. And it seems like years later, we are still being haunted by the ghost of Anna Nicole. Two months after it started, the trial of Anna Nicole Smith`s boyfriend and lawyer, Howard K. Stern, and two of Smith`s doctors is finally wrapping up.
Closing arguments are being held today and we will soon find out if the fate -- we will soon find out the fate of those close to Anna Nicole before she died. Watch this.
ANNA NICOLE SMITH, REALITY TV STAR: Hi to all my fans.
ANDERSON (voice-over): Nothing about Anna Nicole Smith`s topsy-turvy life or accidental drug overdose death should seem shocking by now.
JEAN CASAREZ, CORRESPONDENT, "IN SESSION" ON TRU TV: There were so many medications prescribed, so many drugs in so many names, various pharmacies from California to the Bahamas.
ANDERSON: But the conspiracy trial of Smith`s boyfriend/lawyer, Howard K. Stern, and two of Smith`s doctors underway in California for the past month has even veteran trial watchers at the edge of their seats.
CASAREZ: This is an important case to set the standard for the future.
ANDERSON: Stern and the Doctors Khristine Eroshevich and Sandeep Kapoor are accused of conspiring to feed the reality TV star and "Playboy" model`s addiction to prescription drugs and using false names to obtain the drugs.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert Perry has been highly critical of the prosecution`s case in open court.
CASAREZ: He, in fact, said that he thought the prosecution had found low- level misdemeanors, a dead celebrity and made it into a felony case.
ANDERSON: But that biting criticism from the bench has those following the case are doing a double take.
CASAREZ: The judge believes that this case should not have been brought. But yet, this is the judge that, during the preliminary hearing, actually bound this case over for trial. He said that there was probable cause. Crimes have been committed and he allowed it to go forward. I heard on the bench this week he said he thought he had made a mistake.
Judge Perry threw out two charges against Stern last week as he questioned evidence that Stern, a lawyer, knew it was illegal to get drugs in multiple names. But the bulk of the 11 charges against the defendant stand.
CASAREZ: The most serious charges are the felony conspiracy counts. What I`m hearing is three to five years on the conspiracy counts would be worst- case scenario.
ANDERSON: But even if the jury finds them guilty, this judge has made it crystal clear he has the power to flip their decision.
CASAREZ: But remember, the judge, as he has said in open court, has the power to not only sentence them as misdemeanors, but the power to overturn any guilty verdict a 12-member unanimous jury decides upon.
ANDERSON: But the possibility of unusual judicial action somehow doesn`t sound surprising in a case related to Anna Nicole Smith.
The defendants are not charged in Smith`s February 2007 death which a Florida medical examiner ruled was from an accidental overdose of a sleep aid, a mix of prescription dugs and a flu virus.
HAMMER: Well, we`ve got to move on now to the big Martha Stewart-Oprah face-off today. The queen of clean comes to the queen of daytime talk. Did Martha really diss Oprah to her face?
Big news about the Kardashians today. Another reality show for them? Are you kidding me? Enough already.
And brand-new revelations today from the woman who some accuse of breaking up Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston for good. The woman, Brittani Senser, and Levi in her steamy music video.
HAMMER: Senser speaks for the first time today and says, "Don`t blame me for their breakup." 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: Kanye West tweets the name of his new album: "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy." Taylor Swift tells "Glamour" magazine she`s been "careless in love."
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The (INAUDIBLE) the Porsche.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: An eight-year-old kid asked me to buy him beer and I said no, so he escaped into my car.
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ANDERSON: I really got a kick out of "Punk`d." It was a pretty entertaining show. Celebrities got tricks played on them and it was all caught on tape. There are new reports today that Ashton Kutcher, the guy who created the MTV show, might be bringing it back.
Now, MTV would neither confirm nor deny anything to us. But we are hearing Justin Bieber may actually host the new "Punk`d." I think that would be a great idea. So you all stars out there, watch your back. Justin may be coming after you.
ANDERSON: All right. So what is it with stars and drugs these days? Remember comedian Ralphie May from "Last Comic Standing?" A.J., he just revealed an outrageous overseas drug drama today.
HAMMER: Yes. And it was pretty dramatic, Brooke. Ralphie May`s actually calling himself an idiot for what went down. Here`s exactly what happened. According to TMZ, Ralphie just landed at an airport in Guam.
And as he was waiting for his luggage to come out, he saw a dog, and being a big old dog lover, he just had to pet the pooch.
ANDERSON: Yes. So the dog responded by sitting down. Ralphie thought the dog loved him. Wrong. The dog did that because it`s a drug-sniffing, crime-fighting dog and that`s what drug-sniffing, crime-fighting dogs do when they sniff out drugs. They sit down. See, Ralphie had some marijuana on him trying to go through customs.
HAMMER: But Ralphie`s Guam adventure didn`t totally go up in smoke, Brooke. Ralphie actually has one of those medical marijuana cards.
ANDERSON: Yes, he does. And he had less than one ounce on him so he paid a $100 fine.
OK, there is a raging debate happening right now on the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Facebook page. A lot of people reacting to "Saturday Night Live`s" outrageous Miley Cyrus spoof.
Ann S. says that Miley is fair game, "Welcome to the real world, Miley. If you want to act like you`re all grown up, you have to take what goes along with it -- good or bad."
Sue in California says this, "The Miley skit was funny on `SNL.` It wasn`t mean. It was just funny."
HAMMER: Now, the SHOWBIZ lineup -- here`s what`s coming up at the bottom of the hour on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
Jennifer Aniston just named the most eligible woman in the world. So will this finally help her find the right guy? Or does she even need man at all?
Betty White`s sex talk. The 88-year-old has a lot to say about sex today.
Martha Stewart, Oprah -- their big face-off today. So did Martha really diss Oprah to her face on Oprah`s show? Because, you know, you don`t do that to Oprah. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.
Time now to roll out the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker." These are more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news today.
TEXT: Lil Wayne put into solitary confinement after he`s found with MP3 player in jail. Far East Movement`s "Like a G6" tops iTunes singles chart.
HAMMER: Big news breaking today on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT -- Jennifer Aniston just named the most eligible woman in the world. Will this finally help her find the right guy? Or does she even need a man at all?
Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber -- their brand new history making smackdown explodes today.
A Situation spin-off shocker today. Is the "Sitch" about to ditch "Jersey Shore" for his own show? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT asks, whose "Shore" spin- off would you rather watch? Snooki`s? Pauley D.`s? Or The Situation`s?
Plus, breaking today from the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" -- Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna get a live on-air scare. And a surprise TV show cancellation.
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: I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood with big news breaking today - - Jennifer Aniston, the most eligible woman?
HAMMER: Yes, perhaps, Brooke. You heard right. A just revealed "60 Minutes" and "Vanity Fair" poll declares Jennifer Aniston is the most eligible single woman in the world. So the big question today is, did this poll get it right?
With me in New York, Cooper Lawrence, who is a syndicated radio host and author of the book, "Cult of Celebrity." Right now, from Hollywood, Kristin Cruz, who is the morning radio co-host for "The Mark and Kristin Show" in Los Angeles.
Jennifer Aniston, publicly dumped by Brad Pitt, in a string of relationships with the likes of Vince Vaughn and John Mayer. Now, she`s named the most eligible single woman in the world. Cooper Lawrence, did this poll get it right?
LAWRENCE: I mean, I think it did. But I don`t know that it`s a scientific poll necessarily, but it got it right, because, look, I mean, Jennifer`s hot. She`s an actress. People love her. People want to be like her for such a long time.
She`s a good example of what single women are now. They`re in control of their lives, in control of their money, in control of who they date and they don`t date.
LAWRENCE: So I think, you know, as a single icon, sure, why not?
HAMMER: No. I think she`s a great example because Jen says that she totally cool with totally being single. It`s where she needs to be. And I`m with her. You know, you don`t have to be in relationship to be OK.
But Kristin, to you, do you think Jen is loving the new title or do you think she`s just hating it?
CRUZ: Yes. I think Jen is also the smartest woman in the world, because she`s been America`s sweetheart forever. And we talked about her being single nonstop. It`s kind of like when she did (INAUDIBLE) for "Friends" and we talk about it. And when she did, we were like --
CRUZ: So if she gets a boyfriend, what are we going to talk about?
HAMMER: Yes, exactly. I would say there`s more speculation about her and her love life than any other person on the planet. And I`ve got to say it is nice to see a woman who is over 40 at the top of this list.
And she`s not the only beautiful woman over 40 on this most eligible list. Aside from Jennifer Aniston, who of course tops the list, also gorgeous and over 40, the lovely Halle Berry, number two on the most eligible list.
Tiger Woods` very wealthy ex, Elin Nordegren, third place on this list. And there she is, the venerable Betty White -- she scored well in this poll. She`s 88 and she is still hot.
Cooper, right behind Betty White is Lady Gaga. So they`re saying that Betty White is more eligible than Lady Gaga. What do you think that is? Is it the fact that Lady Gaga -- I don`t know -- that she wore that raw meat dress? Or is it just Betty White`s raw sexuality?
LAWRENCE: Well, I don`t know about Betty White`s sexuality, but Betty White is iconic, whereas Gaga is kind of like goofy. I mean, if you`re looking from the perspective of a guy, who would you rather date?
I mean, Betty White is just so much more fun. Gaga is insane. So it depends how crazy a guy you are. But I would go with Betty White. She`s an iconic. Who doesn`t want to be with an icon?
HAMMER: I think if Courtney Cox ever gives up "Cougar Town," Betty White needs to take over.
HAMMER: Well, Betty White, being on this most eligible list, is not the only Betty buzz today. Betty White opens up about her sex life as an octogenarian. Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are locked in a big-time battle. And the Kardashians announce yet another show.
HAMMER: The Kardashians take Manhattan. Kourtney and Kim Kardashian just confirmed they`re serving up a fourth reality show from the Big Apple called "Kourtney and Kim Take New York." Kourtney just blogged about their new gig saying, quote, "So excited for some fall in the Big Apple. No place better. Are you ready, NYC?" The show debuts on E! in January.
Betty White`s sex shocker. The 88-year-old star says she still wants to get her groove on saying sexual desire, like aging, is all in your head. In a brand-new interview with "AARP" magazine, She says, quote, "Does desire melt away with age? I`m waiting for that day to come."
The octogenarian says she had quite a sex life with her late husband, Allen Ludden. And while she doesn`t have a fellow now, quote, "If Allen or Robert Redford were around, we`d have a very active sex life."
The Justin Bieber-Lady Gaga smackdown. It`s a race between Gaga and the Bieb to see who will be the first to have one billion views on YouTube. That`s billion with a B. Gaga is ahead and expected the mark around October 20th with Justin getting there around 10 or 11 days later.
But Bieber is catching up. His videos average 3.7 million views a day, almost twice as many as Lady Gaga.
ANDERSON: Gaga battles again. You know, she already beat out Britney Spears for the most Twitter followers. So Kristin, do you think she can beat out the Bieb for the most YouTube views?
CRUZ: I don`t think so. YouTube is a whole other thing. The Bieb`s got the Bieber fever. All the teenage girls are going crazy for him. But don`t forget, the moms think he`s kind of cute, too, so they might be watching this stuff as well.
ANDERSON: He crosses all sorts of generations, that Bieb.
CRUZ: That`s right.
ANDERSON: And you know, Cooper, during September, just last month, Bieber`s videos were viewed about 3.7 million times a day. So he`s almost going to reach 1 billion viewers come, what, November 1st, like A.J. said in the piece. That`s a lot of folks.
LAWRENCE: Yes, it sure is. But you know, remember, when a teenage girl has the hots for a guy, she wants to look at him as often as she possibly can. So I`m sure you get a lot of repeat offenders there, little girls who want to see him over and over.
As opposed to Gaga, I`m sure her viewers love to look at her, but I don`t think they hit on the same things over and over and over the way his fans do.
ANDERSON: No. I think people can take their eyes off the raw meat dress.
ANDERSON: But you know, the "Baby" song? I just can`t get it out of my head. It`s really catchy.
But hey, what about this big news, ladies, today that the Kardashians are getting another reality show? "Kim and Kourtney Take New York." Kristin, I`m seriously impressed that these girls continue to capitalize on fame, which they built from nothing.
But does the world really need another Kardashians reality show? I can hardly keep up with the Kardashians?
CRUZ: That`s (INAUDIBLE) -- "Keeping Up With The Kardashians." What do they do? What are they say busy doing except making more reality shows about doing nothing. But I don`t know that they`re headed to New York.
Now, they`ll be on the East Coast. They`re a little closer to the "Jersey Shore" people. Maybe we can work something out like a "`Jersey Shore` Girls versus The Kardashians."
ANDERSON: Put Snooki in a room with Kim Kardashian -- that would be a smackdown in a heartbeat, wouldn`t it?
CRUZ: There you go.
ANDERSON: Cooper, what do you think? Does the world need another Kardashian show? It certainly has been very lucrative for them, very lucrative for the "E!" network.
LAWRENCE: My listeners are really turned off by them, ever since they saw Kim shopping, you know, in Paris and spending $100,000 on handbags -- I mean, it really takes them out of the "I`m just like you" mode, not that we thought they were just like us.
But it really puts them at a whole arrogant level that from what I`ve learned from my listeners on my radio show that they are so turned off by them and they`re done with them. So I`d love to see how the next show does.
ANDERSON: OK. A lot of people may be turned off. But Kristin, a lot -- they do have a lot of viewers, though, so is it the fantasy of that sort of lifestyle that people are gravitating towards?
CRUZ: Oh, if it`s a fantasy, I hope that`s the fantasy. Because I`ve got to say, my husband is a firefighter and all the guys at the station watch it. Yes, you, guys, know. You do.
ANDERSON: You called them out.
CRUZ: That`s right.
ANDERSON: All right. Cooper Lawrence, Kristin Cruz, we`ll just have to wait and see how the "Take in New York" goes. Thank you both.
HAMMER: All right. You know, The Situation has said in the past he is bigger than the Kardashians. Let me tell you, them is big time fighting words, right?
Well, The Situation reveals to us today, "Is he getting his own spin- off from "Jersey Shore"? Could it be? Snooki and Pauley D. are reportedly getting their own shows as well. But we have got to ask, which one of these spin-offs would you watch?
Well, you can`t much bigger than this -- Oprah, Martha, their huge face-off today. So did Martha just diss Oprah to her face? Could it be?
And brand-new revelations today from the woman who some accuse of breaking up Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston for good? The woman, Brittani Senser, and Levi in her steamy music video.
HAMMER: Senser speaking out today. And she`s saying, hey, don`t blame me. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.
And as you peer into SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s master control, time for the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" -- more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news today.
TEXT: "Deadliest Catch" renewed for seventh season with sons of late Capt. Phil Harris. Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna find out their store was robbed while they were on "Today"!
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HARRY HAMLIN, ACTOR: The store is being robbed?
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HAMMER: OK. So Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino didn`t exactly blow the judges away on Monday night on "Dancing with the Stars." He got the third lowest score. But it`s what he told SHOWBIZ TONIGHT after the show that has everyone talking today.
Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. A Situation reality check today. Since the new season of "Jersey Shore" has started, there have been all kinds of reports floating around the "Sitch" is going solo.
Well, today, The Situation is telling SHOWBIZ TONIGHT all about his big plans and his addiction to fame.
Right now, in New York, Ben Widdicombe, who is a celebrity journalist. In Hollywood, Kim Serafin -- she is the senior editor for "In Touch Weekly."
So will The Situation say "sayonara" to "Jersey Shore"? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, of course, right there after he kind of burned up the dance floor in his sheer, ab-bearing jumpsuit about a possible spin-off show starring him. Let`s just say he wouldn`t rule it out. Take a look.
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MIKE "THE SITUATION" SORRENTINO, REALITY TV STAR, "JERSEY SHORE": I have so many things going on. And I`m sure you guys know that, you know, I`m blessed to be busy and things are going awesome for my business, which I own my own business.
But I`m sure, eventually, maybe, there might come something when, you know, the time opens up. I enjoy it so much. On Mondays, when it`s time for show time and you got to go out in front of millions of people, like, I actually really enjoy that. It`s like, not an addiction, but, you know, I love it. And you know, I don`t want it to go away.
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HAMMER: The ever-articulate situation playing coy about a possible spin- off there. But Ben, I`m betting it is going to happen. Can you see a solo "Sitch" show being a big hit though?
BEN WIDDICOMBE, CELEBRITY JOURNALIST: You know what? I have one word to say to The Situation and that word is "Joey." You know, sometimes, it doesn`t make sense to spin the biggest meathead off into his own show.
Part of the charm of "The Jersey Shore," in as much as it has any charm, is the ensemble. You enjoy seeing the kids bounce off each other. I`m not sure The Situation really -- even his Herculean abs -- could support the weight of his own show.
HAMMER: Yes. I don`t know exactly why anybody would want to tune in other than the reason that a lot of them tune in to "Jersey Shore" now, the train wreck factor. But you know, The Situation -- you know, I hear myself calling him The Situation over and over. And I just kind of want to kill myself.
But The Situation is not the only "Jersey Shore" star who`s thinking about packing up the spray tan and the hair gel for their own show. Snooki and Pauley D. also have spin-off dreams of their own. So of course, we have to ask today in our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusive poll -- "`Jersey Shore` Spin-Offs: Whose show would you rather watch, Snooki`s, The Situation`s or Pauley D`s?"
Now, Kim, I`m placing my vote squarely on Snooki. She`s just entertaining even if she doesn`t say a thing. But who would you rather watch?
KIM SERAFIN, SENIOR EDITOR, "IN TOUCH WEEKLY": You know, I was actually out at a restaurant, Beso, in Hollywood last night. And The Situation was there after "Dancing with the Stars." And everyone was talking about him.
Everyone was buzzing, "Oh, my god, The Situation is here." "In Touch" had a VMA party. The Situation was there. Everyone was talking about The Situation being there more than all the other stars.
So I have to say, he definitely has a lot of buzz. Snooki, of course, definitely, people want to see her. But really, the question is, are people going it care a year from now or two years from now or three years from now?
I mean, right now -- now, they`re the flavor of the month. But three years from now, are we going to even care or even remember who they are?
HAMMER: All right. That`s fair enough. Quickly, Ben. Tell me, who would you rather watch among that list?
WIDDICOMBE: I`m Snooki all the way. I think she`s very logical.
HAMMER: Yes. How do you go wrong with Snooki? And you know, as I said, if she doesn`t open her mouth -- but if she does open her mouth, look out -- huge ratings. I`m telling you, it would be a huge smash.
I am rooting for The Situation on "Dancing with the Stars," to be fair. I should let you know that.
Brooke Anderson, I know you are pulling for Bristol Palin. And there is big news today about Bristol`s ex-Levi Johnston.
ANDERSON: Yes. I`m actually feeling Jennifer Grey right now on "Dancing with the Stars," but she`s off topic. So, A.J., yes. Let`s talk about Levi Johnston`s romp with singer Brittani Senser in her music video.
That music video was reportedly the final straw for Levi`s second- time-around engagement with Bristol Palin. Bristol thought it mocked her famous family and so she sent Levi packing.
The video was just released. But in a new interview today with "CelebBuzz.com," the singer behind the video, Brittani Senser, says that she is no home wrecker.
Here what`s she says, "Whatever the reason Levi and Bristol broke up, it has nothing to do with the video. The video hadn`t been shot when Bristol thought it already had been. I feel bad if anybody feels like that was the reason."
Well, Levi`s racy video may have been the final nail in the coffin for Bristol. But is the racy video really a made-for-MTV tale of Levi and Bristol`s life?
Here`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with the tale of the tape.
JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): While Bristol Palin was "Dancing with the Stars" --
MOOS: He ex, Levi, was rolling in the hay.
Co-starring with a pop singer named Brittani Senser as they sensed each other.
(on camera) How was the chemistry really?
SENSER: Me and Levi, we get along really well. He`s a really nice kid.
MOOS (voice-over): The two kids were getting along on the lawn in a new video called "After Love," which debuted on E!
MOOS: The plot centers on a mom --
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What is going on?
SENSER: What are you talking about?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: With that boy.
MOOS: Who tries to break up the couple.
(on camera) It sure sounds familiar. Where have we heard this before, a disapproving mother trying to keep the lovers apart?
JOHNSTON: It is not about the Palins.
MOOS (voice-over): Though the director came up with the plot after Levi signed onto the project. They picked him because --
SENSER: He`s good-looking, and he causes a little bit of controversy. We didn`t realize it would be so much.
MOOS: True, the plot twists are a bit tricky to follow. The mother calls the police, who stop Levi, and then the mother gives him an envelope that causes him to break up with his co-star.
SENSER: It`s supposed to be kind of a mystery.
MOOS (on camera): And if you`re wondering what Levi does best in this video --
MOOS: It is his consummate ear nuzzling.
MOOS (voice-over): The last time we saw this much nuzzling was back when Levi and Bristol announced their second engagement. This video helped doom that. Bristol called it the final straw when Levi flew to Hollywood to do a music video "mocking my family."
Everyone says Levi was very professional and cooperative, even when asked to take off his shirt.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It was funny on set because everybody chuckled when he said it, but he actually goes, "Wow, this video just got a lot hotter."
MOOS: Levi Johnston being straddled while he straddles the worlds of politics and showbiz.
ANDERSON: All right. Now, I don`t know how well her song will go over. But Brittani Senser brilliant for casting in that video, because she is getting publicity that she otherwise would never have gotten. Our thanks to CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
HAMMER: Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart -- did Martha diss Oprah today? Did Martha really comment to Oprah`s health, her talk show and dissed her right to her face. Oh, I don`t know if Martha`s towels and sheets will wind up on Oprah`s favorite things this year. 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.
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ANDERSON: Martha Stewart`s Oprah Winfrey diss? In first interview with Oprah in nearly a decade, Martha seemed to take a swipe at Oprah today to her face on her couch. It`s the cringe-worthy moment that was not a good thing.
Right now, in Hollywood, is Kim Serafin, who is a senior editor for "In Touch Weekly."
All right. Oprah Winfrey, queen of, well, everything, admitted that she was nervous about having Martha Stewart on her show today because -- well, because it`s tough to impress the domestic goddess.
And for the first time, Oprah and Martha talked today about Martha`s prison term in 2004 for lying about a stock sale. That`s when things got awkward. Watch this.
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OPRAH WINFREY, HOST, "THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW": So did you get my letters in prison?
MARTHA STEWART, HOST, "THE MARTHA STEWART SHOW": I did. I did. I got little notes that you mean well.
STEWART: Thank you.
WINFREY: You know, I would wake up in the morning sometimes and I`d think "Martha Stewart is in prison," so what would you wake up thinking every morning?
STEWART: I would wake up thinking? I have a job to do. I can read all the newspapers I want. I can read books. I read a lot, Oprah. I thought a lot. I used the time extremely well.
And I had visitors all the time, very good visitors. And all those who came to visit me and a whole lot of wonderful people came and visited. I know that you were too busy, but --
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ANDERSON: Did you see Oprah`s face there? She was like, what just happened? That was kind of a low blow. So Kim, do you think that Martha is whipping up some kind of a muffin basket today to apologize? Or do you think she knew exactly what she was doing? Do you think that was a diss in a way?
SERAFIN: You know, Martha Stewart -- her ratings for her show this year have been so low. So maybe a little controversy could actually help her. Her ratings have been under 200,000 viewers.
Last year, at the same time, "Golden Girls" reruns were getting over 500,000. And that was before Betty White`s big resurgence. So maybe she could benefit from a little controversy.
You know, we were talking about the "Jersey Shore." What makes people tune in to them? Because the controversy. That`s what people want to see. And maybe this could help her a little bit.
ANDERSON: And Martha is brilliant when it comes to marketing and the strategy behind it. I just love that they made grilled cheese sandwiches together -- Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey.
And Martha even admitted that that`s one of her favorite things to eat. I love a grilled cheese sandwich myself.
SERAFIN: Yes. See, she`s just like all of us. Oprah -- they make grilled sandwiches. They fold sheets. They`re just like you and me.
ANDERSON: They`re relatable, Kim, aren`t they? Yes. But very quickly, do you wish you could have been there when the camera stopped rolling? Do you really think that they`re swapping recipes?
SERAFIN: Somehow, I don`t think so. No. I think they`re talking about other bigger, larger things like, you know, having their own networks. So --
ANDERSON: Yes. Bigger things -- bigger fish to fry. Kim Serafin, thank you so much. Good to see you.
HAMMER: Bigger fish to fry. I thought they weren`t swapping recipes, Brooke. That is it for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Thank you so much for watching. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.
ANDERSON: And I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is now live at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Monday through Friday.
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