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Special Edition of Showbiz Tonight: Wow, I Can`t Believe That

Aired December 24, 2010 - 23:00:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, CO-HOST: Right now, on a special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Wow, I Can`t Believe That," the most unbelievable, explosive head-spinning star shockers caught on tape.

BROOKE ANDERSON, CO-HOST: Stunning celebrity confessions, making us say, "Wow!" David Arquette blabbing about his split from Courteney Cox.


DAVID ARQUETTE, ACTOR: My sex with Courteney was kind of, you know, scheduled to a certain degree.


ANDERSON: Lady Gaga`s jaw-dropping drug revelation.

HAMMER: She said what? Elisabeth Hasselbeck slams peephole stalker victim, Erin Andrews, for what she wore on "Dancing with the Stars."

ANDERSON: He said what? President George Bush furious at Kanye West for calling him a racist.


GEORGE W. BUSH, FORMER UNITED STATES PRESIDENT: It was one of the most disgusting moments of my presidency.


HAMMER: They did what? The table-flipping -




HAMMER: The hair pulling. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT reveals the reality TV stars who have absolutely, 100 percent gone too far.

ANDERSON: A special edition of TV`s most provocative entertainment news show, "Wow, I Can`t Believe That" -

HAMMER: Starts right now.


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

ANDERSON: Hi, there, everyone. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood with this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT -

HAMMER: "Wow, I Can`t Believe That." SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is bringing you the eye-popping, head-shaking, most stunning celebrity moments caught on tape. From outrageous reality show battles to star wars of words, Hollywood`s biggest stars continue to shock us with their very public words and out-of- control behavior.

ANDERSON: A.J., let`s start off with the most explosive celebrity confessions. David Arquette`s post-split sex secrets. Lady Gaga`s drug confessions. Portia De Rossi`s anorexia revelations. These stars wowed us big time after revealing a whole lot more than any of us ever expected. But whose is the most shocking tell-all?


(voice-over) David`s Arquette`s shock-jock interview following his split from Courteney Cox.


Lady Gaga`s controversial cocaine use confession.


ANDERSON: And Portia De Rossi`s brave book on her battle against eating disorders. These celebrities spilled some serious secrets. So which star aired the dirtiest laundry? Perhaps David Arquette -

ARQUETTE: My sex with Courteney is kind of, you know, scheduled to a certain degree.

ANDERSON: Talk about TMI. David seemingly couldn`t stop sharing information on his separation from Courteney to Howard Stern.

ARQUETTE: She said to me, "I don`t want to be your mother anymore."

ANDERSON: David also dropped some angry F-bombs.

ARQUETTE: I spent 11 years of my marriage, the most faithful man in the whole (EXPLETIVE DELETED) word.

ANDERSON: Entertainment journalist Maggie Furlong tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Arquette`s tirade broke all of Hollywood`s golden rules.

MAGGIE FURLONG, WEST COAST EDITOR, AOL TV AND MOVIEFONE: I still can`t handle the fact that David Arquette was allowed on Howard Stern. Who is his publicist and why didn`t they stop him?

ANDERSON: So what about a guy`s perspective on this? "Inside Edition`s" Jim Moret -

JIM MORET, CHIEF CORRESPONDENT, "INSIDE EDITION": I almost drove of the road. What is he saying? Just stick with the "I love my wife. I want to get back with her."

ANDERSON: From mind-blowing breakups to blow of a different kind. The always provocative Lady Gaga told "Vanity Fair" she`s an occasional cocaine user. Quote, "I won`t lie. It`s occasional. And when I say occasional, I mean maybe a couple of times a year."

FURLONG: Huge shock - huge, huge shock. Lady Gaga, what are you doing to me? You know, the meat dress is a good indication that something may not be all there with her.

ANDERSON: Lady Gaga told "Vanity Fair" a family intervention saved her from drug abuse. And while she said she hadn`t quite kicked her habit, Gaga doesn`t want her little monster fans following in her footsteps saying, quote, "I do not want my fans to ever emulate that or be that way. I don`t want my fans to think they have to be that way to be great."

MORET: She knows that she`s all about image and brand and marketing. But she also knows millions of young women, millions of young people look up to her. And when she says, "I kicked drugs," that`s admirable.

And I think that a lot of people struggle with a lot of things and there`s nothing wrong with revealing that. But when you say that "I still use cocaine and it makes me more creative," you know what? I think that`s irresponsible.

ANDERSON: A less-controversial but equally candid confession, Portia De Rossi disclosed details about her long battle against bulimia and anorexia in her book, "Unbearable Lightness."

PORTIA DE ROSSI, ACTRESS: I wanted to write this book from the perspective of the sick person.


DE ROSSI: I thought it was so important to be so honest and to go so deeply

WINFREY: Into the crazy part?

DE ROSSI: Yes, the crazy part.

ANDERSON: Crazy thin. Portia reveals she shrunk down to a dangerous 82 pounds when working on the hit series, "Ally McBeal."

DE ROSSI: Living with anorexia and bulimia is hell. But chronic dieting is also hell.

MORET: Of all the shocking revelations we`ve heard all year, I think Portia De Rossi`s was the most inspirational and really the most positive and one that she could be proud she revealed.

ANDERSON: Now, healthy and happy with her wife, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia glowed when she made an appearance on Ellen`s show.

DE ROSSI: I don`t think that I`m perfect at all.


DE ROSSI: Oh, come on.

FURLONG: She seems so strong now that you just want to get behind her. And it`s coming from a place of where she wants to teach people a lesson that are going through the same thing.

ANDERSON: Portia`s positive place is where we`ll wrap up the scene. But SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you as long as there are stars in the spotlight, can you bet more secrets will be spilled.


HAMMER: There is no doubt the secret confessions were shocking and unexpected. But which of these revelations was the most shocking? Which one made you say, "Wow, I Can`t Believe That" more than all the others? It`s the celebrity shocker report card. Let the grading begin.

HAMMER: With me, right now, from Hollywood, is Hyla who is the co-host of nationally-syndicated "The Hollywood Five." And right now, in New York, is K Foxx who is a radio host from HOT 97`s "Morning Show."

All right, guys. Let`s get right to the grading. First up, David Arquette. Way too much information on Howard Stern on live national radio. K, to you first. It`s the most shocking celebrity confession report card. How did you grade David Arquette`s interview?

K. FOXX, RADIO HOST, "MORNING SHOW" ON HOT 97: Well, A.J., I gave him an A plus, because, you know what? At least he admitted to having relations with another woman. And it is not easy for a man to do that because nine times out of 10, a man is going to take something like that to the grave. So he gets an A plus for at least admitting it to the whole world.

HAMMER: A plus is usually a good thing, too. I don`t know if it is in this case. So many people really were surprised that David would gab so much about his split from Courteney Cox.

I like David a lot. I think he`s a great guy who was in a terrible amount of pain at the time. But still, he`s got to know when he should be quiet. And he has since said, "Actually, I did say too much."

So Hyla, to you, time for you to grade on this shocking celebrity confession report card. What do you give David for his confession.

HYLA, CO-HOST, "HOLLYWOOD FIVE": This is an A plus, plus. You know why? Because celebrities don`t do this enough. We criticized Tiger for not handling the PR aspect of his disaster the right way. He didn`t talk, and then, when he did speak to a reporter, it was the wrong choice. And everything just sounded scripted.

He is a guy who just went on Howard Stern and just spoke his mind and controlled the story, most importantly. He didn`t allow the tabloids to dictate what was going to happen. I applaud him for this. I think this is the most shocking because celebrities don`t do this. A, plus, plus.

HAMMER: All right. I hear you. I still think he went over the line with the amount of information that he was putting forth. And again, he even copped to the fact, that, "Yes, I really did say too much."

But right, now, I do want to move on to Lady Gaga. Seriously, Gaga, do you need to talk about your cocaine use? K, give me a grade for Gaga`s shocking drug confession. What do you say?

FOXX: Well, you know what? I gave Gaga a C. I mean, she`s pop star admitting to doing cocaine. OK. It kind of comes with the territory. She kind of screwed up with a lot of socialites like Paris Hilton.

So, not to say that drug use is good, but it`s kind of expected so it`s definitely not that shocking to me. I mean - and plus, she`s just out there. She`s just out there.

HAMMER: It is what she does. Hyla, on to you for your report card grade of Gaga. What are you giving her?

HYLA: D minus. This really does nothing for anybody. First of all, it`s kind of cliche, a rock star admitting to using drugs. We`ve heard that a million times. There`s nothing shocking in that respect.

And I expect her to reveal these types of things. And no one benefits from it, right? No one can learn and say, "Oh, she did drugs in the past, and now, she`s clean." She`s like, "Oh, I kind of used them, and I was addicted." It`s not a good message so there`s nothing good about this at all. D minus.

HAMMER: All right. D minus. Pretty low grade there. Let`s move to Portia De Rossi. She had a shocking confession with what I thought was a really good message. I thought it was terrific that she spoke out about this, trying to help people learn from her own mistakes and how she has gotten her life back in order after suffering from and battling anorexia.

K, what report card grade did you give Portia`s shocking confession?

FOXX: Well, I gave her a B. I didn`t think it was that shocking, but it was definitely helpful because she grew up as a model.

And then, she was an actress. But a lot of people in her position are very image-conscious. So it wasn`t that shocking to me, but at least she came out and she admitted to being an anorexic. So hopefully, it will help other young ladies growing up trying to do what she does.

HAMMER: Yes. That`s right. I think it was a good thing she spoke out. I`m right there with you. K. Foxx, Hyla, thank you both so much.

ANDERSON: All right. A.J., when I heard the news Elisabeth Hasselbeck went off on Erin Andrews, it made me say wow. Elisabeth slammed Erin for what she wore on "Dancing with the Stars." So I`ve got to ask, was Elisabeth just way out of line here?

HAMMER: Brooke, from that "she said what" shocker to "they did what?" Watch this.




HAMMER: Ah, good times. "Real Housewives of New Jersey`s" Teresa Giudice flipping out there and flipping tables. Hair-pulling. Punching on "Jersey Shore." We`re revealing the reality stars who have absolutely, 100 percent gone way too far.

ANDERSON: And my high-flying, viewer gravity explosive ride with "Avatar" director James Cameron.


(on camera) Whoo!


This got me and my stomach saying, "Wow, wow, wow!"

HAMMER: Wow. What a big surprise for the ladies of "The View." His royal purple-ness showed up. But Prince also got a big surprise as well - a bombshell confession from co-host Sherri Shepherd. Watch this.



SHERRI SHEPHERD, CO-HOST, "THE VIEW": I have wanted to make love to you for my whole life.



HAMMER: You`re watching a special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Wow, I Can`t Believe That," on HLN news and views.


ANDERSON: Welcome back to this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Wow, I Can`t Believe That." I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood.

Now, my exclusive, high-flying adventure with "Avatar" director, James Cameron, that made me say, "Wow, That`s Incredible!"

I was the only TV reporter invited to go up in an airplane with Cameron on what`s called a zero gravity flight. We actually experienced weightlessness like astronauts do in orbit.

And during my exclusive interview with James Cameron, I led him to reveal some secrets about his upcoming "Avatar" movie.


(voice-over) It was a once in a lifetime experience, flying more than 30,000 feet above earth in total weightlessness. Celebrities, including the Osbournes, Martha Stewart, and paralyzed astrophysicist, Stephen Hawking have done it.

But before my feet left the ground for this SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusive adventure, I had to suit up and smarten up.


ANDERSON: I am flying.

CAMERON: Where`s your suit?

ANDERSON: I`ve got my suit here. I`m about to go put it on. I`m really excited. Are you going to be my flying buddy?

CAMERON: Oh, absolutely. Yes, sure. We`ll do some acrobatics.

ANDERSON: I can`t wait.


ANDERSON (voice-over): Once suited in style, I joined Cameron and a team from the Zero G corporation and X Prize Foundation to learn more about the flight we were about to embark on.

CAMERON: It`s a beautiful, magical experience.

ANDERSON: And movie magic is something Cameron carried to new heights in his blockbuster hit, "Avatar." The director teamed up with Zero G to promote the upcoming Blu-Ray box set release of "Avatar" in November and also to promote scientific innovation and exploration.

PETER DIAMANDIS, CEO, ZERO GRAVITY CORPORATION: "Avatar" is about envisioning the future. And X Prize is about making that future a reality.

ANDERSON: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT was the only TV team on board. Cameron and his wife, Susie, spoke exclusively to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on a very noisy tarmac and I got the scoop on the "Avatar" sequel.

CAMERON: I`ve always loved exploration and space exploration so, you know, "Avatar" was a way to see what that would look like.

And of course, it`s also about, you know, saving the planet and reconnecting with nature. And a lot of the X Prize initiatives are about stimulating innovation in energy.

ANDERSON (on camera): "Avatar" grossed $2.7 billion worldwide -

CAMERON: $2.75 billion, but who`s counting?

ANDERSON: Who`s counting? Right. How are you going to top that?

CAMERON: Thank you for pointing that out. I don`t know. We`re going to be flying pretty high today. But yes, you know, I`m going to do another "Avatar" film. Probably two, actually. I don`t know whether it will top it. That`s up to the audience to decide.

ANDERSON (voice-over): SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you the "Avatar" sequels are still about three years in the future, but our pilot was calling for immediate departure.

(on camera) Who says astronauts get to have all the fun? Here we are, about to experience weightlessness, just like the astronauts in orbit. This plane, it`s a Boeing 727, is the same plane NASA uses to train its astronauts. It`s going to be a complete thrill. Let`s go.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Welcome aboard!

ANDERSON: Thank you. Here we go.

(voice-over) The Zero G flight rose to an altitude of 32,000 feet. Then the pilot executed more than a dozen lifts and drops to create the weightless experience.

ANDERSON (on camera): My number one goal? Not to lose my lunch. After that, fun, fun, fun.

(voice-over) On each ascent, I felt a force of gravity twice my body weight. We were all directed to assume a protective position on our backs to balance the powerful pull. But on each 30-second rapid descent -

(on camera) This is really cool!

(voice-over) I felt as light as a feather.

(on camera) We`re going to play a game of catch with me. Be the ball! Whoo! Oh, wow. This is so cool! Completely exhilarating. How does it feel?

CAMERON: It`s great. It`s great.

ANDERSON: My time with James Cameron on the G Force One was unforgettable. I can`t wait to do it again.

(voice-over) My feet back on the ground but still feeling high, I loved every weightless minute of this SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusive adventure.


I want to note some remarkable young people who have experienced illnesses and hardships were also on the flight. They were given the opportunity to fly like astronauts by Fox Home Entertainment and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

HAMMER: Well, Brooke, something that`s also amazing may not be as cool as flying around weightless, but it`s still pretty darn cool.


You may have seen this on YouTube. Mike Compton recreates all these popular songs using just his voice for the vocals and instruments. Well, this guy`s really talented because he was able to do the same thing with the "Today" show`s Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Al Roker. Watch them do Taio Cruz` "Dynamite."


Hey, Mike. I want to tell you Brooke Anderson and I, we`re up to the (INAUDIBLE) so give us a buzz.

ANDERSON: Yes. That guy`s got raw talent. OK, A.J. Look at a "Jersey Shore" star blow it up like a stick of dynamite.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, yes. This is the stuff. This is the stuff.


ANDERSON: Hair-pulling and punching on "Jersey Shore." Table-flipping on "Real Housewives." They did what? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT reveals the reality TV stars who have absolutely 100 percent gone too far.

HAMMER: He said what? President George Bush furious at Kanye West for calling him a racist. Kanye`s dramatic apology, sort of. Will Kanye finally be able to get past this?

Also this -


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Please take note of the emergency exits marked along each side of this cabin and the exits nearest you.


HAMMER: Wow. The incredible way these flight attendants are making flying a whole lot more fun.

Well, Hermione gets a haircut. Emma Watson, who plays Hermione in the "Harry Potter" movies has got her long locks snipped. Don`t worry Emma`s "Potter" character still looks the same. There was such a huge reaction to this. But watch who was caught off guard. Watch what she told us about it.


EMMA WATSON, ACTRESS: It is pretty nuts. I mean, I knew it - I knew it would be kind of a bit shocking, but I didn`t realize it would cause this much of a stir.


HAMMER: Well, Emma caused a huge stir, and I, for one, think she looks absolutely fantastic. You are watching the special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Wow, I Can`t Believe That," on HLN news and views.


HAMMER: I love the fact that we`re getting here (INAUDIBLE), Brooke.

ANDERSON: Yes, finally.

HAMMER: And I love the fact that it`s Robert Downey, Jr.

ANDERSON: Me, too. His life is unmistakable. Great choice.

All right, A.J. Did you see this as well? The skies are pretty friendly on Cebu Airlines. It`s Air Gaga and Air Katy. So you know those safety demonstrations before you take off in a plane. They`re really important, but a lot of people don`t always pay attention. I`m guilty myself.

Well, a crew on Cebu Pacific Airlines flight decided to spice things up and did that whole "how to buckle your seatbelt" thing dancing to Katy Perry`s "California Girls" and Lady Gaga`s "Just Dance." Watch.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Please be reminded that unauthorized removal of life vests from this aircraft is a criminal offense. This cabin is pressurized. Should there be a rapid change in cabin pressure, oxygen masks will automatically drop from the compartments above you. When this happens, immediately grab the mask, pull it toward you, put it over your nose and mouth.


ANDERSON: Talk about entertaining. Millions have watched this online. And Cebu says they may do more of these.

HAMMER: All right. Time for the SHOWBIZ lineup - here`s what`s coming up at the bottom of the hour on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.




HAMMER: Table-flipping. Hair-pulling. They did what? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT reveals the reality TV stars who have absolutely 100 percent gone too far.

She said what? Elisabeth Hasselbeck slams peephole stalker victim, Erin Andrews, for what she wore on "Dancing with the Stars."

Also this -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Patty cake, patty cake, baker`s man. Bake me a cake as -




HAMMER: One of my favorite things ever. This is definitely a wow moment. Cats playing patty cake. This is a special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Wow, I Can`t Believe That."


HAMMER: Now, on this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Wow, I Can`t Believe That," the most unbelievable, explosive, head-spinning star shockers caught on tape.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Erin Andrews. Elisabeth takes on Erin for what she wore on "Dancing with the Stars."


ELISABETH HASSELBECK, CO-HOST, "THE VIEW": Yesterday, when we were talking about Erin, even though, I focused on the detestable criminal - who is behind bars, thankfully - I ended up hurting her.


HAMMER: It`s a stunning, explosive smackdown no one saw coming.

ANDERSON: Kanye West, President Bush. Bush disgusted by Kanye calling him a racist. Kanye apologizes, sort of. Will Kanye be able to move on?




HAMMER: Table-flipping on "Real Housewives." Hair-pulling and punching on "Jersey Shore." They did what? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT reveals the reality TV stars who have absolutely 100 percent gone too far. A special edition of TV`s most provocative entertainment news show, "Wow, I Can`t Believe That," 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 the special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Wow, They Said What?"

HAMMER: Yes. Who can forget the worldwide frenzy that super mama, Giselle Bundchen, caused when she demanded that there be a worldwide law forcing all women to breastfeed? Or when co-host of "The View," Elisabeth Hasselbeck, issued a verbal smackdown to then "Dancing with the Stars" contestant, Erin Andrews? They said it all right.

ANDERSON: With us, right now, in New York, K. Foxx, who is a New York radio host for "Morning Show" at Hot 97. And Ereka Vetrini, who is a senior editor with "In Touch Weekly."

All right. Ladies, I`ve got to begin with Giselle Bundchen`s now-infamous interview with the U.K. edition of "Harper`s Bazaar" in which she said this, "I think there should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months. Some people here in the U.S. think they don`t have to breastfeed. And I think, `Are you going to give chemical food to your child when they are so little.`"

Ereka, I, too, am a breastfeeding advocate. But it is really a personal decision. And some women have difficulty physically even doing it. What was your reaction? Did you think, "Back off my baby, Bundchen"?

EREKA VETRINI, SENIOR EDITOR, "IN TOUCH WEEKLY": I was appalled. I see where she`s coming from. I, too, am an advocate of breastfeeding. I breastfed my daughter for six months.

But she was so smug in her delivery. And I think she has to understand that so many women out there, they don`t have the help and the health to clean the house, the nannies. They`re working. They have other children. They just not - they don`t - it can`t be done. It is very difficult, as you know, Brooke.


VETRINI: And it`s also very painful. And it`s just - it`s just the way she said it. I see where she`s coming from, but it was so smug.

ANDERSON: In the delivery, I agree. Well, Giselle did issue an apology of sorts on her blog, writing this, "My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law. It comes from my passion and beliefs about children. It`s unfortunate that in an interview, sometimes, things can seem so black and white. I think, as mothers, we are all just trying our best."

K, I think she realized she went too far. I do really appreciate the last part of her statement, of her apology there. We are all just trying our best. But do you think she repaired her image with that apology?

FOXX: I think that people are still going to think that she`s a little spoiled because she`s a supermodel. She`s married to hunk. She has everything a girl would ever want.

But at the same time, breastfeeding is really good for your child. I mean, I was breastfed and look at me. So I`m really - you know.

ANDERSON: Good point, K.

FOXX: So I definitely agree with her that breastfeeding is definitely a good thing.


ANDERSON: Yes. And I think we all agree with that. But you both make a good point that it`s in the delivery, and Ereka as well, like a lot of people don`t have the resources that Giselle Bundchen has.

OK. I`ve got to move now to the next feisty "she said what?" Elisabeth Hasselbeck took a whole lot of heat for criticizing Erin Andrews` choice of wardrobe while she was competing on "Dancing with the Stars." A.J., Elisabeth really did have to eat words.

HAMMER: Yes, she did. Elisabeth delivered this one-two punch first by criticizing Erin and then referring to the man who secretly shot those nude videos of Andrews through her hotel room peephole and posted the video online. Watch what Elisabeth said on "The View."


ELISABETH HASSELBECK, CO-HOST, "THE VIEW": Over the past, like, three weeks, she`s been wearing like next to nothing. In light of what happened and as illegal and as inexcusable as it was that the horrific guy to go in and try to peep on her in her hotel room - I mean, in some way, if I`m him, I`m like, man, I just could have waited 12 weeks and seen this. A little bit less without the prison time.


HAMMER: OK. Ereka, do you think Elisabeth realized she put her foot in her mouth as soon as the words came out there?

VETRINI: Oh, absolutely. And I think her apology showed that. Unfortunately, the damage was done. And I think Erin really was trying to use "Dancing with the Stars" as an opportunity to break free, to put her past behind her -


VETRINI: And to really, you know, come out new and fresh. And Elisabeth really kind of put a damp on things. But I watched that apology from Elisabeth and I really believe that it`s truly heartfelt. There are so few apologies on television that are truly genuine and I think this was one of them.

HAMMER: It was heartfelt.


HAMMER: In her tearful apology the next day on "The View," Elisabeth apologized for making these harsh comments about Erin. We`ve got to watch that.


HASSELBECK: Yesterday, when we were talking about Erin, even though, I focused on the detestable criminal - who is behind bars, thankfully - I ended up hurting her. I`m really sorry and I wanted to offer that publicly to -


HAMMER: I`ve spoken with Elisabeth about it. She`s genuinely contrite. Sorry it happened. And now, I think she`s moved on from that.

But I`ve got to move on a "he said what?" Kanye West versus Former President George Bush. There is so much that happened here. Take a look.


(voice-over): For former President George W. Bush, it`s become his biggest battle since Bush versus Gore. For Kanye West, it`s his biggest beef since West versus Swift. But today, it appears the Kanye-versus-Bush battle has ended with a quiet truce. Or has it?

MATT LAUER, CO-HOST, THE "TODAY" SHOW: One of the subjects that`s gotten the most attention in the last couple days of which you write about Kanye West.

HAMMER: The former president appeared this morning on the "Today" show to promote his new book, "Decision Points." And SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you during Mr. Bush`s interview with Matt Lauer, Kanye West made an unexpected appearance.

JEFF KREISLER, COMEDIAN AND AUTHOR: Kanye interrupted and said, "I`m going to let you finish, W, but Reagan had the best Republican presidency of all time.

HAMMER: OK. It wasn`t quite like the time Kanye interrupted Taylor Swift`s acceptance speech at an MTV Awards show last year. But Kanye`s appearance this morning at former President Bush`s interview was just as surprising.

LAUER: He stopped by to see me yesterday.


HAMMER: In a taped interview with Lauer the day before, West did the unthinkable. He apologized for calling then-President Bush a racist during a 2005 telethon for Hurricane Katrina victims.

KANYE WEST, SINGER: George Bush doesn`t care about black people.

HAMMER: And on live TV, Lauer played Kanye`s apology to the former president.

WEST: I would tell George Bush, in the moment of my frustration, I didn`t have the grounds to call him a racist. But I believe in a situation of high emotion like that, we, as human beings, don`t always choose the right words.

HAMMER: The former president made headlines this week when he revealed in his book for the very first time that he was personally hurt by West`s 2005 comment. He mentioned it in his primetime interview with Matt Lauer.

BUSH: I resent it. It`s not true and it`s one of the most disgusting moments of my presidency.

HAMMER: And it came up again on Oprah.

BUSH: That really hurt. To accuse me of being a racist is disgusting.

WEST: I didn`t have the grounds to call him a racist.

HAMMER: But after hearing Kanye`s sort of apology this morning, Mr. Bush was ready to call a ceasefire.

BUSH: I appreciate that.

LAUER: Does your faith allow to you forgive Kanye West?

BUSH: Oh, absolutely. Of course, it does. And I didn`t - you know, I`m not a hater. I didn`t hate Kanye West.

HAMMER: So now, Bush and Kanye have buried the hatchet. It probably had to happen on the "Today" show instead of, say, one of President Obama`s White House beer summits. For one, Bush doesn`t drink. And Kanye - well, we don`t know if he drinks beer.

At least, it appears that he and the former president are cool. Maybe now they`ll work on a future project together.

KREISLER: I think they`re going to put together a spoken word album. And it going to be "Bleep, My Ex-President Says," directed by Kanye West.

HAMMER: Maybe that`s not so far-fetched, because if a former president and a hip-hop superstar can find themselves in a media feud, anything is possible.


HAMMER: All right. K, what do you think? Was Kanye`s war of words perhaps the biggest wow out of all of these wars of words?

FOXX: I would have to say so. But you know what? Kanye said what a lot of black people felt at the time. And I think he was a big man to apologize. But Bush didn`t even get his name right after fact.

HAMMER: Yes, Kanwe.

FOXX: Kanwe West. Get the man`s name right.

HAMMER: I always get a kick out of it. I`d say this is a huge wow, because, yes, it did involve a former president. But what do you think, Ereka? Is Kanye going to be able to put finally behind him once and for all? It`s been a bad mark on his career.

VETRINI: I think those words are so heavy and they have so much meaning. You have to be really careful when you use them.


VETRINI: And I do appreciate Kanye`s apology. But his apology - we talked about heartfelt apologies. I`m not so sure it was heartfelt, you know.

HAMMER: OK. All right. And we`ll stop calling Kanwe. Well, at least, give him that. Ereka Vetrini, K. Foxx, thanks, guys.

ANDERSON: OK. We are revealing the reality stars who have absolutely 100 percent gone too far. Watch.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: OK. Tell me who this is.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, yes. This is the stuff. This is the stuff.


ANDERSON: Hair-pulling and punching on "Jersey Shore." Snooki, Angelina. Take it easy, will you?

HAMMER: But wait, there`s more, Brooke. "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa goes on a table-flipping tirade. Wow, I can`t believe she did that on TV.

Also this -


HAMMER: Wow. Let give these two a hand. All right. William Shatner can sing and, boy, does he have a dirty mouth. Watch him as he lets it rip on George Lopez` show on TBS.



WILLIAM SHATNER, ACTOR: I see you walking around town with the girl I love and I`m like (EXPLETIVE DELETED) you. I guess the change in my pocket wasn`t enough. I`m like (EXPLETIVE DELETED) you and (EXPLETIVE DELETED) her, too.


HAMMER: Yes. Nice. Nice, William. You are watching a special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Wow, I Can`t Believe That," on HLN news and views.





HAMMER: Wow. Is there a bigger recent wow moment in reality TV than Teresa Giudice and her table-flipping moment on the "Real Housewives of New Jersey"? That`s a hard one to top. But was she more over-the-top than Snooki from "Jersey Shore"?

Welcome back to the special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Wow, I Can`t Believe That." I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. Brooke Anderson is in Hollywood. And Brooke, I`m actually thinking Teresa does take the cake there in the over-the-top reality moment there.

ANDERSON: Yes, A.J. It`s moments like Teresa`s bizarre table manners that make you want to say "They did what?" Teresa, "Jersey Shore`s" Snooki and even "Real Housewives of D.C." star Michaele Salahi all brought us the must-see TV moments involving furniture, hair and some choice words. But who crossed the line to the point of no return? Judge for yourselves.



ANDERSON: Did Teresa just flip that table or just flip out? That would be both. In one of the most famous train wreck smackdowns between Danielle Staub and Teresa Giudice on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," Teresa goes absolutely batty after Daniel, well, pushed her buttons.



ANDERSON: That`s one dinner party that`s sure to go down in the reality smackdown hall of shame. That is until the Snooki smackdown of 2010 when "Jersey Shore" stars Snooki and Angelina had a fired-up hair grabbing beach side brawl in Miami.

It all went down after Angelina chatted up Snooki`s date. Moments later, Snooki was taking some serious action.



ANDERSON: Angelina eventually moved out, so it looks like Snooki settled that Jersey score.


ANDERSON: But Whoopi Goldberg and an infamous White House guest got into a more grown up feud on "The View."

MICHAELE SALAHI, CAST MEMBER, "THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF D.C.": Someone touched me out of the blue. It was Whoopi Goldberg.

ANDERSON: Michaele Salahi stirred up big-time controversy over what did or did not happen behind the scenes on "The View." Allegations flew that Michaele accused Whoopi of hitting her. But on the "Today" show, Michaele denied she ever said that.

M. SALAHI: I think her coming in and saying F-that, F-this.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did you say, "She hit me"?


ANDERSON: But Whoopi struck back anyway.

WHOOPI GOLDBERG, CO-HOST, "THE VIEW": And I make no, you know, apology for my choice words. But then, her husband got in my face and there was even more choicer words. I mean they were so choice, you could have cut them with a knife and eaten them.

ANDERSON: So perhaps Whoopi made the Salahis eat her words and theirs.


ANDERSON: All I can say is wow and I don`t mean that in a good way. So here`s our SHOWBIZ Flashpoint - who crossed the line to the point of no return?

Right now, in Chicago, it`s Kelli Zink. She is the host of "" And with me, in Hollywood, Hyla. He is the co-host of nationally syndicated "The Hollywood Five."

Kelli, off to you to our SHOWBIZ Flashpoint, who do you think crossed the line to the point of no return?

KELLI ZINK, HOST, "CELEBTV.COM": All of them. But I think Ms. Salahi - I mean, what are you doing? You don`t go out against Whoopi Goldberg. And if you have don`t lie on national television - obviously, she wants some attention. I do like though that the husband always stands by her side. I mean, if they`re going to do it, they might as well be partners in crime.

ANDERSON: Yes. He is very, very loyal. You`re right about that. Well, I`ve got to tell you, I was not surprised in the least by the Snooki smackdown. But it is amazing the lengths that some people will go to for fame. Hyla, to our SHOWBIZ Flashpoint, who do you think crossed the line to the point of no return?

HYLA: It`s got to be Teresa. She`s a mother. She`s a grown woman. At least, Snooki handled herself like a lady.

ANDERSON: Oh, yes. Right!

HYLA: She paused. She took a deep breath. She took her earrings off. She casually walked over to Angelina and did the business that she had to take care of.

ANDERSON: It was calculated, yes.

HYLA: Absolutely. Teresa just lost her mind. You`re a mom. You`re a grown woman. Act like it just a little bit.

ANDERSON: Her kids have to be so embarrassed, her poor family. Well, Kelli, who do you think we are going to see more must-see TV moments from? My money kind of on the cast of "Jersey Shore" at this point.

ZINK: You know, I heard that there is a rumor "Snookin` for Love" wasn`t exactly happening anymore. But I bet you Snooki is going to land some kind of reality TV deal. God bless her if it`s her dating show, but there`s big things coming if that little girl in 2011.

ANDERSON: Yes. And I bet she and her pouf are banking on that. Hyla, what do you think? Who are we going to see even more from?

HYLA: Well, I think this whole Salahi situation was kind of calculated. I mean, to put that type of rumor out there and drag Whoopi into a reality show war in public, that`s not Whoopi`s style. And the Salahis figured out a way to do it. I think they might pretty good at this game. We might see more of them in 2011.

ANDERSON: Yes. A lot of these people have no shame and will stop at nothing. Hyla, I`m thinking maybe a lot of these shows should put a warning on the screen in the beginning -

HYLA: Losing brain cells.

ANDERSON: Yes. Do not try this at home. You risk losing all dignity and potentially an expensive hair weave like what do you think it`s - and losing brain cells.

HYLA: Brain cells buck, it`s fun for us to watch. And we need to see dysfunctional people to make ourselves feel better.

ANDERSON: Oh. Kelli, what do you think? Should there be a disclaimer?

ZINK: Heck, no. That`s why we watch these shows. I totally agree. I mean, we turn that on because we know we`re going to get the entertainment we need. We can say, "Hey, I may have done that, but did you see Teresa flipping the table?"


ZINK: My middle finger was nothing. Come on.

ANDERSON: Kelli Zink, Hyla, thank you both. That was a lot of fun.

HAMMER: Cats playing patty cake? Caught on tape - oh, yes. That`s got me saying, wow. This is absolutely amazing what these crazy kitties can do. Watch this.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Patty cake, patty cake, baker`s man. Bake me a cake as -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Quit it. Whoa, whoa.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You`re quitting.



HAMMER: Love this. Did you see that? I think that tabby may need a time- out.

Right now a group of U.S. soldiers go gaga for Lady Gaga. And wow, they definitely got Gaga`s dance moves down. But I don`t want you to take my word for it. You got to check it out for yourself.


Those guys are pretty impressive. You are watching a special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Wow, I Can`t Believe That," on HLN news and views.


HAMMER: Wow. Did you see this? I love this dancing duo`s fancy dance steps. What`s so amazing, they`re doing this fancy dance with their hands.

Welcome back to a special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Wow, I Can`t Believe That."

Brooke, what this dancing duo can do with their hands, I find it just amazing. Now, their names are Suzanne and Peter. They are Irish dancers. They`ve performed in the river dance shows. You`ve probably seen them before.

Suzanne and Peter were guests on Rachael Ray. And Peter revealed why he and Suzanne are letting their hands do all the dancing.


PETER, DANCER: We`re Irish dancers and we`ve been in shows live "River Dance" and "Magical Dance" performed for many, many years. And we want to do something completely different with Irish dance and make it kind of cool and hip and make it - bring it into the 21st century so we decided to do something completely different.


ANDERSON: Very cool, very hip. A.J., can we some more of that fancy hand dancing?

HAMMER: Sure. Roll it, Chris. Yes. Peter and Suzanne say they used to practice their dance steps with their hands and they just got really good at it. I`ve been working on it.

ANDERSON: Yes. They certainly did. No matter what they use - hand, feet - they are really, really good, completely in sync. It`s impressive.

HAMMER: All right. We move now from dancers that dance with their hands to kitty cats that play patty cake with their paws.

ANDERSON: Yes. A.J., these cats are so cute and they are playing patty cake. But I`m here to tell you it`s not all fun and games. Watch.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Patty cake, patty cake, baker`s man. Bake me a cake as fast as you can roll -



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Dude, you bit me.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Don`t call me a baby.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Remember last week when you called me a baby.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Get a close-up. Little baby, little baby.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Stop it. Stop it. Don`t call me a baby.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Let`s go. Come on.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Ready? Are you ready? Patty cake, patty cake, bakers man, bake me a cake -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hey, you quit it. Stop, whoa, whoa, whoa -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You`re tired of you quitting like that.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Stop. Stop, I`m done.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do not quit, no more quitting.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Patty Cake, Patty Cake, Patty Cake, come on.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Shut the camera off.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Shut the camera off.


HAMMER: Brooke, you know, I wonder if these cats know how to play poker.

ANDERSON: You can teach these cats to do anything. Did you see that one cat take a swipe at his patty cake pal? He`d better watch out. Cats are feisty.

HAMMER: You know, I`m the guy who never forwards any YouTube videos, by the way, because that annoys me, when people are sending me stuff all the time. I actually sent the patty cake-playing cat to about 10 or 15 people. So I apologize though I think everybody enjoyed it.

ANDERSON: Didn`t see one that one coming. It was worth it.

HAMMER: Well, that is it for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.

ANDERSON: I`m Brooke Anderson. Thanks for watching this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Wow, I Can`t Believe That."

HAMMER: Remember, we`re still TV`s most provocative entertainment news show seven days a week at 11:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific here on HLN.