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Tarnished Gold?; Curtains for Charlie?; New Jackson Death Drama; Travolta`s Tiny Miracle; Hef`s Bad Move?; Angelina Brawls; Kardashian Controversy?; Most Shocking Slip-Ups

Aired January 12, 2011 - 23:00:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, HLN ANCHOR: Got big news breaking today on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Tarnished gold? Disturbing news today about the homeless man with the golden voice.


HAMMER: Startling new claims about a fight with his daughter that led to the cops being called. What really happened?

Is the shine off Sheen? Explosive reports today about a possible Charlie Sheen showdown with his bosses after a reported Vegas bender with porn stars. The never-herd-before behind-the-scenes story.

The Travolta baby miracle. The first picture revealed today. And the emotional, dramatic story behind 48-year-old Kelly Preston giving birth.

The unbelievably nasty "Jersey Shore" fight revealed today caught on tape.


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

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

BROOKE ANDERSON, HLN ANCHOR: Hi there, everyone. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. With big news breaking today.

Tarnished gold?

HAMMER: He has been called the man with the golden voice. The homeless man who became an overnight star after being discovered panhandling on a Columbus, Ohio, street.

Now the fear was that it was all happening too soon, too fast. And now SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you that today there are signs that Ted Williams might already be running into trouble.

We learned today that Williams, who had claimed he`s been sober for two years, has been drinking again. And he`s reportedly decided to check himself into rehab. That big news breaking today followed disturbing reports about a confrontation Ted had with his daughter that led to the cops being called.

Well, now, Ted Williams is trying to set the record straight about his battle to stay on the straight and narrow.


HAMMER (voice-over): Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice.

WILLIAMS: You`re listening to Magic 98.9.

HAMMER: Had a lightning-fast rise to fame. Now his introduction to the dark side of fame seems to be happening almost as quickly.

MATT LAUER, TODAY SHOW HOST: The homeless man who gained fame last week for his golden voice has hit a little bit of a bump along the road.

HAMMER: News shows that spent last week on Ted Williams` inspirational rise from homelessness to super stardom focused today on Ted Williams` run- in with the police and an ugly and public new dispute with the daughter he abandoned.


WILLIAMS: She was screaming, I`m going to sell this story.

HAMMER: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you that Ted Williams` feel-good, rags- to-riches story may be heading into a dark second chapter.

J. WILLIAMS: I just wanted my dad around.

HAMMER: That was one of Ted Williams` nine children on "The Dr. Phil Show," where Williams confronted his ex-wife and five of his kids whom he freely admits he neglected during his days of homelessness and drug issues.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I missed you. It hurts a lot. I don`t care how much money you give me, I just want you. I want you.

HAMMER: And now his daughter Janey is making explosive claims about Williams. On Dr. Phil`s show this afternoon, she claimed that Williams, a former addict, is drinking again.

J. WILLIAMS: He has consumed at least a bottle a day. At least.

HAMMER: But Williams tells "Entertainment Tonight" his daughter is telling lies about him.

WILLIAMS: Daddy is not sober. I can prove it. How, I have no idea, because that`s not true.

HAMMER: Today`s ugly verbal war comes two days after Ted and his daughter had a blowup at this Los Angeles hotel Monday.

NINA PARKER, TMZ: The LAPD was actually called to the hotel room. And he was detained as well as his daughter.

HAMMER: Police tell SHOWBIZ TONIGHT they didn`t arrest anyone in that reported hotel dispute. The father and daughter are blaming each other. Williams` daughter tells Dr. Phil her dad was belittling her.

J. WILLIAMS: He was like (EXPLETIVE DELETED), you should (EXPLETIVE DELETED). And I stand up by on my chair and said, who (EXPLETIVE DELETED) you talking to?

HAMMER: But Ted Williams tells "Entertainment Tonight" it was his daughter who got violent.

WILLIAMS: Her fists got to flying. None of them which were mine. None of which were mine.

HAMMER: It`s hard to believe that a little more than a week ago Ted Williams was homeless and panhandling in Ohio until a video shot by a reporter for the "Columbus Dispatch" captured his silky smooth radio voice.

WILLIAMS: And we`ll be back with more right after these words.

HAMMER: That video went super viral, and Ted Williams spent last week appearing on just about every talk show on TV. And booking new, high- profile gigs, including a nationally televised commercial for Kraft.

WILLIAMS: Kraft home style macaroni and cheese.

HAMMER: But now, not only is this homeless recovering addict dealing with the pressures of stardom, he`s also trying to mend his relationship with his large family, something he`s also doing in the public eye.

PARKER: I don`t know how well this story will end.

HAMMER: TMZ`s Nina Parker tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT all this attention would be too much for anyone to handle, much less someone with Ted Williams` troubled history.

PARKER: All of this that fast and that quickly could lead to a lot of drama in his life if it`s not handling right.

WILLIAMS: Just selling me out on this fame and fortune ticket.

HAMMER: But as we`re seeing with his new troubles, and his explosive new family feud, the wounds from Ted Williams` old life are nowhere close to healing. And now, Ted`s inspirational story comes with the fear that this fairytale of redemption might turn into a cautionary tale about the dangers of instant fame.


ANDERSON: And there`s late-breaking news today that Dr. Phil has been able to get Ted Williams to commit to rehab. But listen, there is nothing easy about fame. Just look at all the celebrities who have let the pressure get to them at some point. So I`m afraid it could be a challenging road ahead for Ted. Fame is hard enough for a completely stable person.

I want to bring in TV journalist and doctor of psychology Wendy Walsh.

Wendy, it seems to me that Ted needs a solid support system, every single step of the way, to guide him in the best way possible.

WENDY WALSH, TV JOURNALIST AND DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY: I can`t impress upon you enough, Brooke, how vulnerable this man is right now. He`s not dealing with the demons that started the self-medication, the alcohol and drug use. And he`s instead going out there saying, OK, I`m cool now. I`m cured. He needs therapy, and he needs help.

ANDERSON: And Dr. Phil is trying to help him get that therapy, get what he needs. Listen to what he said today on his show.


DR. PHIL MCGRAW, "DR. PHIL MCGRAW SHOW": I got him to commit to doing 90 meetings in 90 days. We`ll see if he does that. He`s an addict.


ANDERSON: OK. Dr. Phil seems a little skeptical that Ted is going to really commit and complete rehab.

Wendy, do you think he will complete it, or do you fear that the fame, the attention could present temptation, become too much, potentially cause him to spiral out of control?

WALSH: You know I don`t know about what the treatment is, but 90 meetings to 90 -- in 90 days sounds like outpatient to me. He needs residential treatment and he needs someone to pay for it.

This guy needs a job. He needs a home. Doing one Kraft commercial is only one gig. Probably for scale. He needs an agent and head shot and to start like everybody else. Make restitution to his family.

Now the cameras are a double-edged sword.


WALSH: In one sense the cameras can give him access to things he couldn`t afford otherwise, like for instance, maybe therapy, if somebody wants to volunteer to give him therapy, if he can get some residential treatment because it`ll be able to promote their facility.

ANDERSON: It could be a blessing in that way.

WALSH: It can be a blessing. I`m sorry, but if that camera is there, helping give him the services he could never afford as a homeless person. On the other hand, it puts a lot of pressure on him.

ANDERSON: Could be potentially destructive.


ANDERSON: Well, there are some signs that Ted is really struggling. Today Ted admitted to Dr. Phil that he actually hasn`t been sober for two and a half years, as he`s been claiming. Watch.


MCGRAW: Have you had even a stumble in two and a half years?

WILLIAMS: With alcohol I did. And I can say honestly, Dr. Phil, it didn`t lead me to my drug of choice, which was crack.

MCGRAW: How recently was that?

WILLIAMS: A year ago. I want to be straight up.


ANDERSON: All right. Let`s bring in Midwin Charles who`s an attorney for Midwin Charles and Associates.

Dr. Phil there caught Ted in a big lie. This is really a clear example of how hard it is for addicts.

Midwin, very quickly, are you optimistic he can get his life in order?

MIDWIN CHARLES, ATTORNEY, MIDWIN CHARLES AND ASSOCIATES: You know for his sake I am optimistic. You know you always want to hope for the best, even given all the facts that we know of his background, with his ailments and how difficult he has struggled.

After all, the alternative is for him to be back on the streets homeless again. So I`m going to hope for the best. But I know it`s difficult. And a long road ahead for him.

HAMMER: Well, there`s more disturbing news today about Charlie Sheen and SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has got to ask, is it curtains for Charlie? is reporting today that CBS wants the "Two and A Half Men" star back in rehab ASAP, following reports that he was on a bender last weekend in Vegas with porn stars.

Now just broke a fascinating look at what`s reportedly going on behind the scenes at CBS, including possibly shutting down "Two and A Half Men."

Nellie Andreeva is the TV editor for She wrote the expose on Sheen. She`s our SHOWBIZ Newsmaker today.

Nellie, the story goes that Charlie Sheen says he`ll sue if CBS tries to shut down production of the show. He reportedly gets paid nearly 2 million bucks an episode. But from what you`ve uncovered, Nellie, I`m thinking it`s going to be pretty hard for CBS to force Charlie into rehab.

NELLIE ANDREEVA, TV EDITOR, DEADLINE.COM: It is pretty much impossible at this time if he doesn`t want to do it. They don`t have legal right to do it. And he for now insists that he is functional and he is. He has been showing up for work with the exception of today.

Actually, very unexpectedly he called in, and after not showing up for his call time, and said that he needed to see a doctor for reportedly having ear infection. He`s still expected to appear at rehearsal this afternoon. We don`t have information yet whether he will do that. But according to his team, he is going to show up.

HAMMER: Well, Charlie is certainly well loved by his fans and he`s certainly well loved by the people that he`s been working with. He`s been with essentially the same cast and crew throughout the show`s seven-year run.

Nellie, you report that a lot of these people really genuinely are concerned about his well-being. Are these the people who are really pushing for Charlie to get back into rehab?

ANDREEVA: Yes. For everybody he works with, from what I hear, is genuinely concerned. And actually, goes both ways. I also broke a story a couple of weeks ago that for the holidays the actors on the show, obviously led by Charlie Sheen, gifted everybody who works on the show with iPads.

So there is some very nice rapport on the set. But it was mostly the decision makers, the executives from the studio and the network, also the producers on the show, who have been trying to make steps and find a way to help Charlie to get help.

HAMMER: Well, it`s hard to imagine that with all the drama, particularly as has been happening more and more frequently lately, it`s hard to imagine that this won`t eventually spiral out of control for him. Obviously we wish him the best and hope he gets the help he needs if he does need that help.

Nellie Andreeva, thank you so much.

Right now I want to hear from you. It`s our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusive poll. Charlie Sheen`s controversial Vegas weekend. Should CBS fire him from "Two and A Half Men"? Yes, enough already, or no, his work is fine.

Let us know, You can always e-mail, too. Our address is

ANDERSON: All right. Moving on to some very exciting news. The Travolta baby miracle. The first picture revealed today, and the emotional and dramatic story behind 48-year-old Kelly Preston giving birth.

HAMMER: Another unbelievably nasty "Jersey Shore" fight revealed today. And yes, it`s caught on tape.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (EXPLETIVE DELETED). What are you going to do? Talk to me. I ripped your (EXPLETIVE DELETED) head off.


HAMMER: Oh, my. With filthy words.

ANDERSON: And a brand-new Kardashian controversy today. Fifteen-year-old Kendall in steamy new ads. Is she just way too young? Or not?

This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN, news and views.

HAMMER: Time for the SHOWBIZ news ticker. More stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news today.

GRAPHICS: Aretha Franklin tells Wendy Williams her health is "superb."

GRAPHICS: Britney Spear`s label denies reports she`ll perform at the Grammy Awards.



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Ghostbusters. Yes, we`re back.


ANDERSON: Yes, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you there`s a very good chance that the "Ghostbusters" will be back. It`s been more than 20 years since the last "Ghostbusters" movie.

But we just caught up with director Ivan Reitman at the premiere of his new movie "No Strings Attached" and he told us that there is a "Ghostbusters 3" script ready to go. And it`s now up to one of the original stars to give it a thumb`s up.


IVAN REITMAN, FILM DIRECTOR: All the actors but one have read it and love it. And we`re waiting for one of them to read it to see where we are. That would be the famous Bill Murray. Mr. Venkman.


ANDERSON: I would love to see another "Ghostbusters." So I hope Bill says yes.


ANDERSON: All right. Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. A.J. Hammer in New York, with really bad news actually for Michael Jackson`s doctor. And I do mean bad, bad news.

HAMMER: Yes, Brooke. A judge just told Conrad Murray he`s not getting off the hook so easy. He will have to stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with Jackson`s death. But wait. Could a new piece of information actually get the doctor off the hook?

Midwin Charles is an attorney for Midwin Charles and Associates.

Any surprise he`s going to be standing trial, Midwin?

CHARLES: I`m not surprised. I mean the evidence here was overwhelming. This is a licensed professional who ought to know what to do with respect to administering something like Propofol. It is done in a hospital setting. And the patient must be monitored. So the fact that he even introduced this to Michael Jackson is really, really horrific.

HAMMER: Yes, the preliminary hearing was almost sort of a formality at this point because of everything that`s sort of stacked against the doctor. But during the hearing that just ended to determine if the doctor would stand trial one witness testified that Michael Jackson could have given himself the Propofol that would end up killing him.

Is that good news for the doc? Would that possibly get him off the hook?

CHARLES: I don`t know if it`s going to get him off the hook, but it is good news. This is the best he could have hoped for. What it does is it interjects doubt, reasonable doubt in the jurors` minds once they hear that evidence.

But again, given the history and the factual timeline of how many times he had administered Propofol to Michael Jackson before this alleged fatal dose, I don`t know how significant that`s going to be.

HAMMER: Yes, because he would have then presumably put him on this path.

CHARLES: Exactly.

HAMMER: Even if he drank it himself, or administered it himself somehow. And there was that one testimony flying around --


CHARLES: And he ought to know better. He ought to know better.

HAMMER: Now, there was the testimony that the doctor was frenetically running around scooping up medicine, bottles and containers, before Michael Jackson was even pronounced dead.

I`m sitting in the jury, and that`s not good. I`m thinking, that`s very suspect to me.

CHARLES: No, no. It appears that he pulled a cover-your-backside move by running around and trying to scoop up these medicines and not administering the help and aid that Michael Jackson needed at the time. And that, I think, is not going to go over well with a jury.

HAMMER: No, I don`t think so at all. And if he gets involuntary manslaughter, he`s doing, what, five, 10 years in prison?

CHARLES: Probably. Most likely.

HAMMER: So there`s jail time involved?

CHARLES: I think so. I think so.

HAMMER: All right. Midwin Charles, thank you so much.

CHARLES: You`re welcome.

HAMMER: Well, Brooke, I want to move on now because this brand-new Britney Spears song, it stuck in my head and I think it`s pretty, pretty good.

ANDERSON: Yes, I do, too, A.J. I like it, and so do a lot of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT viewers. Our phones have been ringing off the hook today about Britney`s "Hold It against Me."

There`s a taste. And now Jennifer from Ohio tells us she really likes Britney`s new song. Listen.


JENNIFER, CALLER FROM OHIO: She really is a talented young woman, and she really just needs to sing from her heart. And she is very talented. And I`m glad she`s back. And I think we have a lot more to see from this young woman. And we should all be in her court, hoping that she will just take it to the next level.


ANDERSON: Thank you, Jennifer.

HAMMER: We would love for you to call. The SHOWBIZ On-call to sound off on Britney`s new song or anything else at all.

ANDERSON: Yes, the SHOWBIZ On-call phone lines are always open. So give us a ring, 1-888-SBT-BUZZ. 1-888-728-2899. Simply leave a message. We will play some of your calls right here on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

HAMMER: All right. We`ve got to move on to this, the unbelievably nasty "Jersey Shore" fight revealed today, caught on tape.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (EXPLETIVE DELETED). What are you going to do? Talk to me. I`ll rip your (EXPLETIVE DELETED) head off.


HAMMER: Ladies, ladies, please. I`m going to show you how all of this played out.

ANDERSON: And the big Jenny Craig mystery solved today. Who is the new spokesperson? This is something the entire SHOWBIZ TONIGHT staff has been trying to guess for weeks.

Also, this.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: One, two, three, four. If you love Glee come knock on my door. Ain`t nothing but a Glee thang, baby. Matt Morrison`s abs drive me crazy.


HAMMER: Two of the biggest TV stars out there, including "Glee`s" Matt Morrison in, what I think, is an awesome new "Glee" Gangsta music video today. That is coming up next.

This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN News and Views.

Time now to roll out the SHOWBIZ news ticker. Here come more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom, making news today.

GRAPHICS: The last surviving member of the `50s sitcom "Ozzie & Harriet," David Nelson dies.

GRAPHICS: Ricky Martin`s new music video, "The Best Thing about Me is You."


HAMMER: Natalie Portman reveals today how she fell for her fiance. Well, sort of. In the new issue of "In Style" magazine Natalie dishes about what she looks for in a guy. The "Black Swan" star says, "I look for all the same things I would in a friend. Obviously you need the sexual attraction, too. So it`s like your best friend who you also are really attracted to."

Read more of Natalie`s interview in February issue of "In Style" this Friday.

Natalie`s fiance is her "Black Swan" co-star Benjamin Millepied. They are also expecting a baby. So when we caught up with Natalie at the premiere of her new film, "No Strings Attached," we had to ask her, Natalie babe, how is the baby planning going?


UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Have you got the nursery and the clothes -- what kind of preparation --

NATALIE PORTMAN, ACTRESS: I`m very superstitious. I`m very Jewish that way. We don`t -- we don`t do that.


HAMMER: Hey, Natalie, after the baby is born, you have an invite to come to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT anytime. We`ll even throw you a baby shower then. What do you think?

All right. Today, the "Glee" crew is taking on gangster rap, Brooke.

ANDERSON: Yes, and A.J., I do love throwing baby showers, so I would be excited about that. But OK, back to "Glee" now. I love "Glee." They`ve done Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, country stars, hip-hop, you name it. And now they are representing the west coast with a very good, very funny version of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg`s "Nothing But a G Thang" featuring "Glee" superstar Matt Morrison and "Modern Family" star Sophia Vergara.


SOPHIA VERGARA, ACTRESS, MODERN FAMILY: It is my favorite. I just don`t want her to know because I don`t want her to think that I`m just a crazy fan that doesn`t know the difference between TV and reality. It just makes me want to cut to a musical number. You think (INAUDIBLE) face me.


ANDERSON: All right. Watch the rest at

And now here`s the SHOWBIZ lineup. Here is what`s coming up on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

There`s a brand-new Kardashian controversy today. Kim`s 15-year-old sister Kendall in another steamy photo shoot. Is she just way too young, or not?

Hugh Hefner`s ex is dissing his new girlfriend big time. Is Holly Madison really calling Hef`s fiancee a gold digger?


JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with a foreign trip with a little too much tripping. And Michelle Obama banged has her head on air force one.

(On camera): Even presidential pets know better than to trust those airport steps.

(Voice-over): President Bush had to give Barney a push to get him to go up.


ANDERSON: And SHOWBIZ caught on tape, the most shocking slipups ever. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN "News and Views."

HAMMER: Time for the SHOWBIZ news ticker, more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news today.

GRAPHICS: Kardashians, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone to present at VH1 Critics` Choice Awards.

GRAPHICS: Rumer Willis stars in spring ad campaign for Badgley Mischka.



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (EXPLETIVE DELETED). What are you going to do? I ripped your (EXPLETIVE DELETED) head off.


HAMMER: Big news breaking today on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Caught on tape, the unbelievably nasty new "Jersey Shore" fight revealed today.

ANDERSON: The Travolta baby miracle. Baby Benjamin`s first photo unveiled today. Plus, the emotional dramatic story behind 48-year-old Kelly Preston`s miracle birth.

A brand-new Kardashian controversy today. Kim Kardashian`s 15-year-old sister Kendall in another provocative, steamy photo shoot.

Plus breaking today from the SHOWBIZ news ticker, Jenny McCarthy`s blind date bombshell. And Justin Bieber`s big return to TV.

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

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

ANDERSON: And I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. With big news breaking today.

John Travolta`s triumph. Today for the very first time we are getting a look at John Travolta and Kelly Preston`s baby. And he is adorable. They`ve just revealed their miracle baby to the world almost exactly two years after the death of their 16-year-old son Jett.

Today SHOWBIZ TONIGHT obtained an advanced copy of the upcoming issue of "People" magazine where John and Kelly tell their amazing story. This made for big news today.

And with us for a SHOWBIZ newsmaker interview is "People`s" Blaine Zuckerman.

All right, I got to say when I read this article today, it made my heart almost leap out of my chest. Benjamin Travolta is beautiful. John and Kelly call him a miracle baby. And he really is because Kelly`s 48 years old. We all know pregnancy at that age is unusual.

And Blaine, something that struck me, Kelly talked a lot about their religion, scientology. What did John and Kelly say about the role scientology has played in all of this?

BLAINE ZUCKERMAN, STAFF WRITER, PEOPLE MAGAZINE: Well, we`ve also heard about the silent birth is what scientology advocates. And they did have a silent birth. What that means is while the child was born there`s almost no speaking in the delivery room and they think that eases the child`s, you know, process in the world.

ANDERSON: She did have a C-section.

ZUCKERMAN: She did have a C-section.

ANDERSON: Easier to have a quiet or silent birth with a C-section.


ZUCKERMAN: One would think, yes. And supposedly, also, John was there holding her hand and keeping her calm. And keeping everything smooth --

ANDERSON: Very caring, loving and supportive. Well, John Travolta also revealed fascinating details about their friend and fellow scientologist, Kirstie Alley, being right there at the hospital with them. In the hallway with their daughter, Ella Bleu.

What did "People" find out what went down? What happened at the hospital?

ZUCKERMAN: Well, apparently, again, going back to scientology, some of the processes that they used to keep Kelly healthy and happy was what they call an assist, which is what John did with her to keep her calm.

And during the procedures, actually, what happened was outside Ella Bleu, the daughter, was there with Kirstie Alley the whole time and a lot of their family friends were there as well. It was really -- it seemed like a real family affair.

ANDERSON: And they said Ella Bleu was just beside herself with excitement.

ZUCKERMAN: As soon as she found out she couldn`t have been more excited. Kelly said it was almost as if Ella was having (INAUDIBLE).

ANDERSON: I`m sure Ella is a great little mommy herself. OK, well, what did John and Kelly tell "People" magazine about what life is like now with this beautiful baby?

ZUCKERMAN: You know what`s really interesting is just like any other married couple, there`s a lot of diaper changing and there`s a lot of feeding going on. Right now, the baby is sleeping in bed with them because Kelly is nursing regularly.

Apparently John`s a pro, every once a while at night he`ll take a bottle and give Benjamin the food. And so really, in a way, it`s kind of normal except for the fact that, you know, at age 10 they did take the private plane over to Maine for Christmas.

ANDERSON: Right. That`s not quite normal like the rest of us have with our lives. Well, what I thought was a really sweet but heartbreaking moment in the interview was when John revealed how they chose the name Benjamin for the baby. John says this.

"It`s a tradition in our family for the mother to name the girls and the father to name the boys. Based on Kelly`s grandmother`s recommendation. So in this case, I got to name Benjamin based on it being one of my two favorite names, Jett being the other."

Obviously, the death of their son, Jett, is still very fresh, tough to deal with.

Blaine, what are John and Kelly revealing about how they`re coping with Jett`s death two years later?

ZUCKERMAN: Well, what they say is that Jett is always with them. There is not a moment they don`t think about the last 18 years and how he`s been part of their life. So they`re very comfortable sharing that. I think that`s one way they`re dealing with it.

The other thing they`re doing to move forward is they`ve got this foundation which they have started which is helping other people to, you know, really find out what causes some of these issues surrounding autism - -

ANDERSON: The death experience.

ZUCKERMAN: And seizures. Exactly.

ANDERSON: Well, and they said the baby`s brought them immense joy. Congratulations to the Travoltas. What a happy time for them.

OK. From big news breaking from "People", thank you so much, Blaine. Good to see you.

Also just in today, breaking Bond news. Raise your Martini glass to toast 007. There`s a new report today that Daniel Craig is ready to do James Bond again.

Also, Hugh Hefner`s ex Holly Madison is suggesting that his fiancee is a gold digger.

And Britney Spears is back. And don`t hold it against her that she`s making history. It`s all making big news in "The Buzz Today."

Britney breaks records. Just a day after Britney Spears` brand-new single "Hold It against Me" was released, it`s already made history. The song hit number one on the iTune`s chart just hours after it was released and broke a one-day radio play record after it was played more than 600 times on radio stations across the country.

Britney`s new album drops in March.

James Bond bombshell. Craig, Daniel Craig, will reportedly reprise his role as Bond in 2012. reports that Craig will play 007 for a third time in what will be the 23rd installment of the gigantic franchise. Craig appeared in the last two Bond films, "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace."

The newest Bond flick will be directed by Sam Mendez. No word yet on the title or who the new Bond girl will be.

Holly Madison`s tough with Hef. Hugh Hefner`s ex, Holly Madison, just blasted Hugh`s 24-year-old bride-to-be. In a brand-new interview, Holly is warning Hef to reconsider his proposal to fiancee Crystal Harris.

Holly tells "Life & Style," quote, "I`m not sure Crystal is the best thing for him. No one knows much about her. I`ve seen a lot of girls try to date Hef and some have ulterior motives. They could end up divorcing and she could take half his money."

Holly dated Hef for six years until 2008. Hefner and Harris got engaged in December.

HAMMER: Now, Holly Madison, I`ve got to tell you, them some fighting words you told "Life & Style."

I want to get right to Jessica Callan. She`s the news director for "Life & Style Weekly."

So, Jessica, Holly also says this. "I`m not jealous that he`d marry someone else. I just don`t want it to be a girl who`s using him to start her career."

Now, Holly has a reality career now because of Hef. She can`t seriously be calling his new fiancee a gold digger after she cashed in on Hef herself, can she?

JESSICA CALLAN, NEWS DIRECTOR, LIFE & STYLE WEEKLY: Yes, but this is Holly walked away from Hef because he wouldn`t propose to her. So I think it`s fair to say that Holly is the gold digger here. She`s actually genuinely upset that after spending six years with Hef, he wouldn`t marry her.

She`s gone off to find fame, her own. And he`s got a proposal to a young girl very, very quickly.

HAMMER: It sounds very hypocritical to me. I don`t know. Well, Holly started dating Hef when she was 21 years old. Now, of course, she`s much older and wiser, she`s 31 now. You`ve got to hear what Holly just told HLN`s Joy Behar and her guest Penn Gillette.

It is her -- what I think is a rather off-the-wall rationalization about why Hef`s new fiancee is just not right for him. Listen.


HOLLY MADISON, HUGH HEFNER`S EX GIRLFRIEND: I think she`s a little too young. I mean obviously he dates way younger but I think at least a woman in her late 20s, early 30s. I mean --

PENN GILLETTE, TV HOST: Ten years ago you were 21.


GILLETTE: So she`s only six years different than what you were.

MADISON: Exactly. But I wasn`t mature enough to settle down.


HAMMER: All right. That makes so much more sense, Holly.

Holly is saying that Hef`s fiancee is too young. She`s calling hear, as she put it, a mysterious character with ulterior motives.

So, Jessica, what is Crystal saying about Holly publicly ripping her like this?

CALLAN: Well, Crystal has been very silent on the whole Holly comment. She has said to us that she`s very happy and she can`t wait to marry Hef.

HAMMER: All right. Well, you know, trying to take the high road, I guess. Kind of a little bit of a cat fight. And to that end, after Hef`s engagement announcement back in -- they got engaged back in December, Holly set up this meeting with his fiancee, Crystal, and brought along her reality TV cameras, as it just so happens, to document it.

But I`m thinking, you know, Hef has to be loving all this attention. He`s 84 years old, he`s got these two beautiful, young, blonde women fighting for him.

CALLAN: I mean, come on, what man wouldn`t like this, to have two blondes fighting over anyway, and he`s 84. I mean all credit to him. The guy`s done very well.

HAMMER: And do you get the sense that this is true love and really what Hef wants at this stage of his life?

CALLAN: Well, according to Holly, no. It`s probably -- she`s very upset about it. But of course, Hef, yes, he loves it. Who wouldn`t want a 24- year-old girl to help him in these years?

HAMMER: All right. I do have to move on right now to an unbelievably nasty "Jersey Shore" beat down.






HAMMER: Classy. It`s former cast-mate Angelina going off. And it`s caught on tape. But of course you have to see this. The video you just can`t miss coming up.

ANDERSON: All right. There`s big controversy today surrounding Kim Kardashian`s 15-year-old sister. She is posing for steamy new photos. Is there anything wrong with that?

HAMMER: Mystery solved. Wait until you see this. I`ll tell you who Jenny Craig just revealed as its brand-new spokesperson.

Plus this.


MOOS: For Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, it was a foreign trip with a little too much tripping. And Michelle Obama has banged her head on Air Force One.

(On camera): Even presidential pets know better than to trust those airport steps.

(Voice-over): President Bush had to give Barney a push to get him to go up.


ANDERSON: Caught on tape, the most shocking slipups and fall downs. And head banging moments. They`re all caught on tape.

This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN "News and Views."

HAMMER: Time for the SHOWBIZ news ticker. Here come more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news today.

GRAPHICS: Kate Hudson reveals she is pregnant.

GRAPHICS: Jenny McCarthy tells Ellen she met her new boyfriend on a blind date.


JENNY MCCARTHY, ACTRESS: I found a boy, went on some blind dates. He was my fifth blind date.

ELLEN DEGENERES, TV HOST: Who set you up with blind dates?

MCCARTHY: I told everyone I know. I said please, I just can`t pick them. As a friend, find a good man.








ANDERSON: Oh no, she didn`t. What the heck is going on here? Another unbelievably nasty "Jersey Shore" brawl revealed today, and it`s all caught on tape.

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

HAMMER: And today it`s a "Shore" beat down. You are not going to believe your eyes when we show you this. Former "Jersey Shore" cast-mate Angelina is making brand-new headlines today after getting to a big old brawl at a hotel casino.

And get a load of this, brand-new provocative modeling photos of Kim Kardashian`s 15-year-old little sister Kendall. She`s starring in a brand- new ad campaign for a clothing line and she`s wearing some very short shorts. All of this is coming of course on the heels of those provocative bikini photos that were shot of Kendall on a beach.

We`re going to talk about Kendall`s brand-new sexy photos in just a minute. But first, you have got to watch former "Jersey Shore" reality star Angelina getting into a bona fide brawl with another woman at a casino in Atlantic City. And yes, it was all caught on video. You just have to see it for yourself. Roll it.




UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What are you going to do now, (EXPLETIVE DELETED)?








UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Can you -- were you the one that asked me --

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Screw you. Seriously.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why don`t you, you know, calm that down?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No. They`re with me. You see what I have to go through? (EXPLETIVE DELETED) after (EXPLETIVE DELETED).

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What are you going to do?



HAMMER: Well, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT reached out to the other woman`s attorney, and yes, he confirmed to us that late today, she has filed a criminal charge against Angelina. The woman claims that she was filming Angelina with her cell phone when Angelina grabbed it and threw it away. And that is what led to this whole brawl.

I`ve got to say, to me, it just looked like a whole bunch of classless behavior.

Jessica Callan is the director for "Life & Style Weekly."

What do you make of this whole mess? Some of the words that we were bleeping out there, I would lose my job and all of my friends if I use them.

CALLAN: It`s pretty disgusting. But then if you`re a "Jersey Shore" fan, you wouldn`t be surprised by her behavior. She`s pretty bad. But this is going to top it all.

HAMMER: Yes, I`m not surprised by it, but it comes to a point where it`s just disgusting.

I want to bring in Wendy Walsh, TV journalist and doctor of psychology.

Wendy, my friend, what do you make of it all?

WALSH: Well, how can we assume that if we basically lure and reward someone for bad behavior that they`re suddenly going to turn it off when the cameras go away? Remember this is reality TV. And now we`ve created a culture of it. So, of course, Angelina, this has become her personality because she`s been encouraged to be this way during the time of the show.

So we can`t complain. It is what it is. Not a great role model for my daughters.

HAMMER: It`s a monster we`ve all created, isn`t it? We did reach out by the way to Angelina`s reps today, as of show time we hadn`t heard back. But yes, to that point of capitalizing on this bad behavior, I figure since Angelina seems to have this penchant for fighting, shall we say, and we certainly saw her do a whole lot of that on "Jersey Shore," as we pointed out, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT did come up with some ideas that perhaps what Angelina might do to further capitalize on her fighting skills.

Including this, what do you make of this? Writing a book on self-defense. Call it "Angelina, Armed and Dangerous." Or maybe this, she could join up with the WWE and get in the ring with Hulk Hogan for charity.

I think they`re both inspired and brilliant ideas, but Jessica, which one do you think might be a better fit for Angelina knowing what we know?

CALLAN: I think WWE because there`d be no shortage of people trying to fight with her. And poor Hogan, I don`t think he could cope with her at all.

HAMMER: And she won`t have to step up the class one bit at all.

All right, Brooke. Let`s move on, shall we? I`m feeling dirty. There seems to be a new Kardashian controversy brewing today. What`s going on with them now?

ANDERSON: Yes. A.J., there`s a new ad campaign revealed today featuring Kim Kardashian`s 15-year-old sister, Kendall Jenner. Jenner who was previously criticized for modeling some really skimpy bikinis is now wearing skin-tight shorts in a new campaign for Mark Clark.

I want to throw up -- here we go. Here`s one of the pictures.

Wendy, do you see anything wrong with what Kendall is wearing in this new ad campaign?

WALSH: This continues to contribute to this culture we have of sexualizing young girls. Now in my day it might have been Brooke Shields. Nothing comes between her and her Calvins, of course. But that was like one item. Now it`s expected that if a girl is 13, 14, 15 years old, she has to be sexy.

ANDERSON: I don`t know, though. Take a look at this. I mean she is fully clothed. And I see girls wearing shorter skirts walking to school in their school uniforms.

WALSH: Does that make it OK?

ANDERSON: It doesn`t make it OK, but it just doesn`t seem like super racy or outrageous. It`s kind of the norm, she is 15.

WALSH: But it -- 15? See the way you said that? Now you think 15 is an adult.


WALSH: She`s three years away from being an adult.

ANDERSON: Well, listen. When you consider all the fashion spreads that are out there with models easily being this young, if not younger, Jessica dressing this way for a model is not really a big deal, is it, very quickly?

CALLAN: Not at all. I think she looked fantastic. She`s 16 -- she`s 15, rather. She`s wearing shorts and a t-shirt. I mean, you know, it`s not like she`s in a bra and panties. I think she looks fabulous. She`s got a great career ahead of her as a model. And I just think she`s --


ANDERSON: She looks like a model. She looks like a model. So if she wants to pursue that career, so be it.

Jessica Callan, Wendy Walsh, thank you, ladies.

WALSH: Thank you.

HAMMER: Just in today, Jenny Craig has just revealed its new spokesperson. It is a major star who also revealed the battle of the bulge has been a life-long struggle for her. Jenny Craig`s brand-new spokesperson is, yes, Carrie "Princess Leah" Fisher.

Today Carrie says she`s fat. Those are her words, not mine. Carrie says she is ready to lose the weight and also face one of her biggest fears -- her bathroom scale. Fisher says she`s already lost 12 pounds. Her ultimate goal, to lose 30-plus pounds and to have the option to wear a bikini again.

ANDERSON: All right. Hillary Clinton takes an unexpected trip. SHOWBIZ caught on tape.


MOOS: For Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, it was a foreign trip with a little too much tripping. And Michelle Obama has banged her head on Air Force One.

(On camera): Even presidential pets know better than to trust those airport steps.

(Voice-over): President Bush had to give Barney a push to get him to go up.


ANDERSON: It`s the most shocking slipups ever.

This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN News and Views.

HAMMER: Time for the SHOWBIZ news ticker. More stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news today.

GRAPHICS: Justin Bieber reprises his guest starring role on CBS`s "CSI."

GRAPHICS: Katie Holmes is the new face of Ann Taylor.


HAMMER: Well, making news today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton`s surprise trip. No travel agents were needed for this particular journey.

No, Mrs. Clinton took this trip all by her lonesome. But it`s where she landed that everybody`s talking about today.

So get ready now for the most shocking slipups ever caught on tape. Here`s CNN`s Jeanne Moos.


MOOS (voice-over): For Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, it was a foreign trip with a little too much tripping. Her aides say she was OK. Unlike the last time she tripped while walking to the White House and broke her elbow. She cited that injury when dismissing talk that her role in shaping foreign policy was being diminished.

HILLARY CLINTON, SECRETARY OF STATE: I broke my elbow, not my larynx.

MOOS: She`s had a lot of practice boarding and exiting planes.

(On camera): Steps are tricky enough, but imagine having a camera trained on your every arrival and departure.

(Voice-over): Presidents develop their own style. President Obama prefers to jog. Bill Clinton was more leisurely. And George Bush occasionally clutched the railing.

Something Gerald Ford should have done. His fall while deplaning in Austria has been embellished with sound effects and lives eternally on YouTube. President Ford even stumbled going up the steps.

(On camera): And it`s not just American officials who slip on the airplane stairs.

(Voice-over): While everyone is staring, French President Nicholas Sarkozy managed to stay on his feet but just barely.

So far, President Obama hasn`t lost his footing, but he has lost his BlackBerry while jogging up the stairs, and he bonked his head while boarding the presidential chopper. But then so did President Bush, more than once. And Michelle Obama has banged her head on Air Force One.

(On camera): Even presidential pets know better than to trust those airport steps.

(Voice-over): President Bush had to give Barney a push to get him to go up. And he had to nudge spot to get her to go down.

As we learned in a Jimmy Kimmel bit, the only thing more treacherous than using the stairs is having them go nowhere.

JIMMY KIMMEL, HOST, "JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE": The president was surprised when air force one pulled away without him. He suffered only minor bruises.


HAMMER: For SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, we thank you, Jeanne. And no diplomats were harmed in the making of that particular video.

ANDERSON: All right. On Tuesday we asked you to vote in our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusive poll. I did just receive those stunning final results. We asked you, Paula Abdul`s show will air opposite "American Idol." So can Paula beat "Idol"?

Seventy-two percent of you say no way. Paula doesn`t stand a chance. But 28 percent of you say yes, "Idol" is going down.

HAMMER: We`re all rooting for Paula. Paula, Paula, Paula. I think "Idol" will do OK, too, though.

That is it for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.

ANDERSON: And I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood.

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