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"The Situation`s" Family Drama; Almost A "Hugh" Deal; Nick Cannon Unplugged

Aired May 12, 2011 - 23:00:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, HOST: Big news breaking tonight on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


HAMMER (voice-over): Outrage over the nasty new family situation. "Jersey Shore`s" The Situation, his estranged dad in a bitter battle over money.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I ask you one (EXPLETIVE DELETED) thing, you tell me to (EXPLETIVE DELETED) and you want me to be like a Joe blow and go on welfare?

HAMMER: Our "Showbiz Flashpoint" tonight, should the Sitch give his dad any cash?

Kim Kardashian breaks news to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT about the fate of "Keeping up with the Kardashians."

KIM KARDASHIAN, REALITY STAR: My mom jokes we`ll be filming season 26 when Kylie gets married.

HAMMER: A not to be missed "Showbiz Newsmaker Interview" tonight with Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey`s husband on their newborn twins. And brand-new comedy special, Nick Cannon, tonight, showbiz newsmaker.

And tonight, one of the biggest Hollywood secrets revealed. How you, too, can get Donald Trump Hair. Act now. Operators are standing by.

TV`s most provocative entertainment news show breaks news right now.


HAMMER (on-camera): Hello. I`m A.J. Hammer coming to you from New York City with big news breaking tonight. An outrageous situation. Yes, there is explosive family drama heating up tonight for "Jersey Shore`s" Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino. We know that the Sitch likes to stir up all that drama at the "Jersey Shore," but today, he has a real life situation on his hands.

His dad, Frank, is blasting him in a serious of truly outrageous video rants claiming Mike forgot where he came from. At the heart of his ugly battle, cold, hard cash. I want you to check out this video, the papa situation posted on his website. Yes, he has a website and is dedicated to bashing his own son. Watch this.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I ask you one (EXPLETIVE DELETED) thing and you tell me to (EXPLETIVE DELETED) and be like a regular (EXPLETIVE DELETED) Joe blow and go on welfare? Not, my fried. I love my son, Mike. But you know what, Mike, when you get to the top and you forget where you come from, somebody should remind you. I just want to remind you. That`s it. I love my son.


HAMMER: I`d play you more but our beep machine is broke. Joining me right now to sort out the Situation`s family drama, from Atlanta is Carlos Diaz. Carlos is the sports anchor for HLN`s "Morning Express with Robin Meade" right here on HLN. In Chicago, Kelli Zink, the host of I`m not exactly sure why Mike`s dad thinks, in anyway, it`s a good idea to slam his son publicly like this. Carlos, no matter how you feel about "The Situation," Mike, you`ve got to agree, his dad is completely out of line for doing this, right?

CARLOS DIAZ, SPORTS ANCHOR, HLN: I love the dad. I don`t go on welfare. I got more pride than that. But as I`m going to tear apart my family on national -- on the web, and I`m going to do -- come on, dude. And I`m not a big fan of "The Situation." After seeing the trump roast, I was like this guy is clueless. Guess what, his dad is twice as clueless. This is the most despicable thing I have seen all month.

HAMMER: All that said. In some ways, you look at the videos on this website and you think, ah, maybe the apple doesn`t fall too far from the tree. But what is "The Situation" saying specifically about all of this? Well, Mike`s reps released this statement to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Here`s what they`re telling us. "Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino`s father has unfortunately decided to go public with some statements regarding Mike Sorrentino to garner himself media attention." And that`s working.

"Mike is extremely saddened by his estranged father`s actions and Sorrentino family, Marc, Frank Jr., Melissa and their mother, Linda, remain united with Mike under these hurtful circumstances." Look, I can understand that the Sitch is hurt, but I`m actually wondering should he possibly make peace with his dad and give him some financial support? Carlos, it`s our "Showbiz Flashpoint," should the Sitch give his dad any cash at all?

DIAZ: No, no. I got two words for you, MC Hammer. All right? Hammer gave money to everybody, and he`s broke now. Listen, here`s a thing. If he would have given him a little, he would have wanted more and more. And guess what, "The Situation`s" got to make this money last because his 15 minutes are about up. So, the millions of dollars, they have to last for years to come.

HAMMER: Yes, that could vaporize pretty quickly. Let me bring in Kelli Zink from Chicago. What do you think from our "Showbiz Flashpoint," should the Sitch see his father`s pain, give him a little cash maybe, Kelli?

KELLI ZINK, HOST, CELEBTV.COM: I don`t know about him, but if my father went on the internet and ripped apart all my co-workers and me, there`s no way I`d want to give him money. But, are we sure Mike`s not behind this? That website was pretty fancy. Those videos were kind of produced. Maybe, this is all just a big PR stunt for the whole family.

HAMMER: You know, usually, I can be a little cynical about these things, Kelly. I`m not going to join you on this one. Number one, they are estranged. We have learned that. And number two, there are some pretty sordid things that have been posted there, some pretty unflattering things about Mike that I don`t think he would actually want out there.

But there are also new reports today that "The Situation`s" dad is now pitching himself as the star of his own reality show. Carlos, what do you think? Is there any way papa`s situation show could actually be a hit?

DIAZ: Well, the best part about this whole thing is that we get to see what "The Situation" is going to look like in 30 years, which is awesome, but, no, this is not going to be a hit. You are not Michael Lohan. Finally, someone lower than Michael Lohan dare I say. But no, you`re not going to get your own reality show. It will never be a hit. "Jersey Shore" has got one more season if they ever start that season in Italy, and then, that show is done.

HAMMER: And there are rumblings that maybe there`ll even be a tell- all book from papa situation, all about the reality of growing up with his son, Mike. Kelly, a must-read on your list?

ZINK: Sure. Just call it the daddy diaries, throw in Billy Ray Cyrus, Michael Lohan, that`s something I would read.

HAMMER: There you go. You know, the publishers right now are flocking to all of those people to see if they can put that kind of a deal together.

All right. So, what is your take on this situation madness with his dad? I`d love to hear from you. It`s our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusive poll, "The Situation`s" estranged dad slams his son for not giving him money. Should the Sitch help his dad out? Yes, they are still family, or no, The Sitch doesn`t owe him anything. You can vote at You can e-mail us, too. Our address,

And there is more big news breaking tonight over another reality TV family feud. Tonight, it`s a "Showbiz Newsmaker Interview" with Kardashian mom, Kris Jenner. Now, Kris just slammed her daughter Khloe on her reality show, "Khloe and Lamar". She says Khloe`s weight issues may actually be damaging the family brand.


KHLOE KARDASHIAN, REALITY STAR: What are you trying to say exactly?

KRIS JENNER, KARDASHIAN MOM: I`m trying to say that I feel like you could not chat about how many cookies you`re eating in between meals.

KHLOE KARDASHIAN: To tell me that I`m ruining an entire brand because of my weight gain like that makes me feel like (EXPLETIVE DELETED) get over yourself. You`re such a (EXPLETIVE DELETED) raging lunatic, and you`re so evil.


HAMMER: Wow! Now, we do have caught up with Kris, and we have to ask her if she regret in many ways dissing her own daughter`s weight. In a "Showbiz News Maker interview, Kris also opened up about Kim Kardashian`s new boyfriend, NBA star, Kris Humphries. Will he show up on the new season of "Keeping up with the Kardashians"? Here`s SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Kareen Wynter.


KAREEN WYNTER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: We`re trying to get as much information as we could about season six. We can`t wait.


JENNER: I can`t wait.

WYNTER: What can we expect? A little bit more drama?

JENNER: Well, you know, we`re still in the middle of filming season six. We`re almost done. So, there`s so much great, great things that are happening this season that I`m really excited about, but you`re going to have to tune in. My lips are sealed.

WYNTER: We`re trying to find out if Kris is going to be making -- the other Kris -- will be making a cameo or two. What do you think about him? Kim seems so happy.

JENNER: He is adorable, and you know, she`s never been happier. So, he`s a great guy. I really love him.

WYNTER: I have to ask, we love you, but we also love Khloe. And you guys, you know, had a little falling out. Kim says you`re back on track.

JENNER: We`re back on track. Well, you know what, that was like a really intense moment. It was a 22-minute show out of a 24-hour day, and we all, you know, lose our way every once in a while. Khloe and I are best friends, and every once in a while, you know, we try to motivate one another, and it doesn`t come out the way we intended. So, I feel really bad about it. I would never hurt Khloe`s feelings in a million years, and I love her so much. So, and she knows that.

WYNTER: How important is body image to the Kardashian brand? I mean, you got to look great.

JENNER: Well, you know, I`m the one who -- you know, I`ve always had the weight struggle for as long as I can remember. I had six kids. So, you know, when you`re pregnant and you`re not and over and over and over your weight goes up and down, you know, and I have a million children so, you know --

WYNTER: You`re busy. You`re always on the go.

JENNER: Oh, my goodness. So, I think, you know, obviously, I`m someone who of anyone believes that it`s more important what`s on the inside than what`s on the outside. And I tell my kids put God first and family second and everything else third and you`ll do just fine.

WYNTER: If Khloe is watching SHOWBIZ TONIGHT when this airs, how does she look? What would you like to say to her?

JENNER: Khloe, you are gorgeous doll, and I love you madly. You`re my baby doll. You`re my bunny, you know that.


HAMMER: And now, we all do, too.

Now, Kris Jenner says Khloe is her best friend, and there`s nothing but love between the two of them. I`m glad they`re not letting the fight keep them apart, but I got to wonder after seeing that, is all of the drama we see on the Kardashians on their reality show, is it all just playing to the cameras?

Back with me, Carlos Diaz and Kelli Zink. So, Kris Jenner explained her blowup with Khloe over her weight was, as she put it, just 22 minutes of a 24-hour day, and at the same time, this family really has mastered the art of good reality TV, Carlos. Are they just playing to the cameras or is any of this for real?

DIAZ: If you think that this is real, you need a reality check. I mean, this is so scripted. I love Kim. Kim`s so sweet, and she`s so attractive, but, when I watch the show, I just cringe. It`s so scripted. And I`m sorry, for a mom to tell a daughter that she`s basically fat on national TV, that`s out of line, and she should have said, mom, the cameras are rolling right now, maybe we can talk about this later.

HAMMER: And look how many times, though, we`ve talked about the Kardashians as a result of that. Maybe exactly what they`re looking for. Now, they`re going into their sixth season of their hit reality show, spinoff, endorsements are coming in left and right from these things. People, obviously, do want to see more of them. Kelly, do you think that people will continue to swarm to anything Kardashian related, even if a little drama is contrived on the show?

ZINK: Of course, they will. And you know what, it kind of is Kris` job to tell Khloe what she`s thinking about her appearance. Remember, this is the mamager that has raised millions of dollars for these girls. So, a normal manager would say to their client, you know, maybe, you should do this or that with your appearance. Plus, she`s got a quick trim thing going on. It`s all about the way she looks. Everyone loves the Kardashians. We can`t get enough --

HAMMER: Yes, but if her daughters were stick figures, they would not be making the money they`re making. The curves are worth millions for these ladies. And Carlos, isn`t it a big part of what`s going to keep people tuning in? You know, whether or not we understand the whole phenomenon, it`s a true phenomenon, it`s not a joke.

DIAZ: No. And I applaud them. I applaud for -- that they can make money off a Twitter, that they can be celebrities for basically doing nothing. I applaud them.


DIAZ: I`m just saying it`s just too scripted for me.

HAMMER: Carlos Diaz, Kelli Zink, thank you both.

Coming up, it`s a not to be missed "Showbiz Newsmaker Interview" tonight with Nick Cannon.


HAMMER (voice-over): Mariah Carey`s husband talking about their newborn twins and talking about his brand-new really cool comedy special. Nick is right here. The interview you`ll see only on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Angelina`s new ink. Wait until you see this. Angelina Jolie revealing the secrets behind her new tattoo.

And also revealed today, the secrets of Donald Trump`s hair. Now, you too, can have his hair. Really? Yes.

This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN, news and views.

And to see the "Showbiz News Ticker," more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news tonight.

DANIELLE STAUB, AMERICAN TELEVISION PERSONALITY: They didn`t keep it real, and now, that I removed from the equation -- I removed myself from the equation, I see just how amazingly horrific they are.



NENE LEAKES, REALITY STAR: Who are you to step in and say I`m out to win (ph) to be project manager? Who are you? Who are you? I will take you down while the rest of these girls will look at you and be scared. I`m the girl that`s not scared at you. You pressed the last button in me, Ms. Star Jones, and I will do you when the rest of these girls watch.

HAMMER (voice-over): I could watch that all day. NeNe Leakes and Star Jones battling it out on "Celebrity Apprentice." Both are off the show now, but this nasty feud shows no signs of showing down. Wait till you hear what NeNe just told Wendy Williams this morning. That is coming right up.


HAMMER (on-camera): Welcome back to showbiz tonight. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York and just in in the buzz today, the secrets behind Angelina Jolie`s new tattoo revealed. The big star who almost replaced Charlie Sheen on "Two and a Half Men" and the skinny girl hit with a big fat lawsuit.


HAMMER (voice-over): Angelina`s tattoo tribute to Brad. Angelina Jolie has just revealed the secret code behind her latest ink. It`s a bunch of numbers connected to, surprise, her long-time love, Brad Pitt and his Oklahoma roots. Here`s what Angelina told "Extra."

ANGELINA JOLIE, ACTRESS: If they notice longitude and latitude, they would have figured out quickly that it was Brad`s birth place. It doesn`t take much investigation. Johnny Oklahoma.

HAMMER: Hugh in the two and a half hot seat? Hugh Grant was reportedly this close to winning on TV. reports that Grant was in final negotiations to replace Charlie Sheen in "Two and a Half Men" when the deal fell apart at the 11th hour. Hugh does tell the website it was not the money. He didn`t want to do TV because those 24 episodes are a grind and a lot of work. At the end, he couldn`t get his head around doing a series.

Bethenny getting sued for 100 million? Bethenny Frankel has just been smacked with a lawsuit by her former management. Raw Talent filed suit in Los Angeles claiming that Bethenny "Ever After" star fired the agency just days before the launch of her Skinnygirl cocktail line which ended up being a huge success. The company claims Bethenny will flee and knowingly fleeced it of commissions and wants damages upward of $100 million. Bethenny ahs not responded to the suit.


HAMMER (on-camera): All right. You thought this whole Star Jones- NeNe Leakes nastiness would end now that they`re both off "Celebrity Apprentice?" Nope. Star just got fired by Donald Trump from the show. NeNe quit. And this morning in the "Wendy Williams Show," Wendy asked NeNe why did she bail? Watch what she said.


WENDY WILLIAMS, HOST: I was upset because you quit. Why did you quit?

LEAKES: Because, first of all, I make my own decisions in life. Nobody tells me what to do. When my gut tells me something, I roll with my gut.


LEAKES: It was a very toxic situation for me, and I don`t want to be in a situation where I could lose my sanity. Now, I feel like I`m damned if I do and I`m damned if I don`t. If I stayed there and got into a big fight with Star, everybody would have had something to say about it. The reason I chose to leave is because I want to surround myself around people who love and care for me. That was not a situation I need to be in. It just wasn`t.


HAMMER: OK. I can respect that. I don`t know if Trump is ever going to hire Nene.

Moving on now to Will`s new tricked out trailer. Will Smith caused a big controversy in New York City with his mega-movie trailer, but don`t know. It`s not just one of them.


JEANNE MOOS, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Did we mention Will has a second trailer? This one`s a gym.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Shut up. Knock it off.

MOOS: We kid you not. There`s a full gym in there.

Can I work out?

HAMMER (voice-over): Tonight, your very first look inside this thing. It is unbelievable. Wait till you see my not to be missed "Showbiz Newsmaker Interview" with Nick Cannon. Nick is opening up to me about his just born twins, mommy`s Mariah Carey, of course, and his brand new comedy special is really cool. We`ll tell you about that.

LARA SPENCER, HOST: What does it feel like to get Botox?

UNIDENTIFIED KID: It hurts. And I get used to it and --

SPENCER: You cry?


HAMMER: This is just shocking to me. This little girl, just eight years old and getting Botox. And when you hear why, you`re going to be furious, too.

This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN, news and views.


HAMMER (on-camera): Now, it`s the "Showbiz News Ticker," more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news tonight.




HAMMER: I really have no words for this. A mom who gives her eight- year-old daughter botox to improve her chances of beauty pageants was on "Good Morning, America" this morning with her daughter. You have got to watch this and wait until you hear the other disturbing procedure the little girl admits to having tried to "Good Morning, America`s" Lara Spencer.


SPENCER: So, what does it feel like to get botox?

UNIDENTIFIED KID: It hurts. And I get used to it and --

SPENCER: Do you cry?


SPENCER: You do.

UNIDENTIFIED KID: But now I don`t.

SPENCER: Why did you want to get waxed?

UNIDENTIFIED KID: Because I just don`t think it`s ladylike to have hair on your legs.

SPENCER: Even when you`re only eight?


SPENCER: Will you do it again?



HAMMER: I mean, really? It`s so sad. Waxing and botox for an eight- year-old, and it makes me just so angry. The ladies of "The View" understandably were fired up about this today.


SHERRI SHEPHERD, HOST: The fact that you would inject this poison into your eight-year-old daughter, this is the dumbest mama I have ever seen in my life.


SHEPHERD: In my life.

JOY BEHAR, HOST: What is the mother`s motivation you were saying before?

SHEPHERD: You know, I think the mother has some self-esteem issues herself. I think you`re living vicariously through your daughter.


HAMMER: You could Sherri Shepherd`s voice, the trembling, how upset she was. I want to bring in`s Kelli Zink. What do you think, Kelli? I mean, is there anything justifiable about this?

ZINK: You know it, makes me nauseous, and I don`t think it belongs on GMA on TV that people can just turn on and think maybe that is OK. That`s something my strange addiction toddlers and tiaras has glorified, and it really makes me so sick that I can`t the video of it happening. It`s injecting poison, literally, into a little girl`s face. And how is this mother allowed to be doing this?

HAMMER: Yes. And I think they put it so well that it may have a lot less. In fact, nothing to do with the daughter and maybe everything to do with the mom, wouldn`t you think?

ZINK: Definitely. But where`s the mother getting the botox from? It`s not easy to just walk into an office and get botox. So, some doctor is supplying her with this. And then, the daughter, I mean, the pain she`s feeling, and what is she going to look like when she`s older, and that`s not her fault.

HAMMER: Not at all. All right. Kelli Zink, thank you so much.

Moving on now to our showbiz line-up. Here`s what`s coming up at the bottom of the hour on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


HAMMER (voice-over): Well, this secret has been harder to crack than Fort Knox, and that is until now. The never-before-heard secrets about Donald Trump`s hair.

Nick Cannon is right here in a "Showbiz Newsmaker Interview" Wait till you hear what he reveals to us about his and Mariah Carey`s newborn twins.

And tonight, brand-new controversy over Kate Middleton`s dress. Why she`s being called copycat Kate?

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HEIDI MONTAG, REALITY STAR: For pain or whatever she had, you know, I`m not here to judge anyone. So, I can`t say what`s right or wrong for anyone else`s life.




HAMMER (voice-over): Big news breaking tonight on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. As Nick Cannon joins us for a "Showbiz News Maker Interview" tonight, Mariah Carey`s husband on the newborn twins, and his brand new comedy special. It`s Nick Cannon in a headline making "Showbiz Newsmaker Interview."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We all love your show "Keeping up with the Kardashians," but I got to ask, how long do you see that going? It can`t last forever, right?

HAMMER: Showbiz breaks big news tonight. Kim Kardashian reveals only to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT about the fate of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

The Will Smith trailer war. Your very first look inside the "Men in Black" star`s controversial mega trailer.

ANNOUNCER: TVs most provocative entertainment news show continues right now.


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

Tonight, Nick Cannon unplugged. Nick Cannon joins me right now for a "Showbiz Newsmaker Interview." Now, Nick is a very successful comedian and actor who also happened to be married to a mega star named Mariah Carey. Nick is also the host of one of America`s most popular TV shows, "America`s Got Talent."

He and Mariah are the brand new parents of twins, a daughter named Monroe, a son named Moroccan. And as if all of that is not exciting enough, Nick`s got his very first ever TV standup special. It debuts this weekend called "Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz." It premieres Saturday on Showtime at 9:00 p.m. eastern. Nick Cannon joins me in New York. It`s great to have you here, man.

NICK CANNON, ACTOR/COMEDIAN: A.J., good to be here. Thank you.

HAMMER: We got to look at some of your standup special. First, I must congratulate you and Mariah. You know, your wife and I go back a very long time.

CANNON: Really? What do you mean?

HAMMER: I`ve been keeping my eye on you --

CANNON: All right, man. I`ll maybe come out --


HAMMER: So, genuinely, though, I`m so happy and thrilled for you, guys. And I know, and I listen to your radio show and I see you on television, I know you`re a guy who likes to keep it real. So, I know it`s all very exciting, but this is a huge time of transition. So, really, Nick, how are you and the family doing? Really.

CANNON: I mean, we`re on adrenaline right now, honestly. I mean, it`s such an amazing and joyful time that we`re not concerned with sleeping and all that because it`s the most beautiful time in our lives. I mean, it`s the beginning of a family. So, it`s exciting.

HAMMER: That`s a beautiful this.

CANNON: It is.

HAMMER: Is everybody coming home from the hospital soon I would imagine?

CANNON: Soon. I was told as early as Sunday, possibly Monday. So, I`m excited. I can`t wait to get back there. You know, the nursery is all prepared. I got the car seats in my car, ready to go.

HAMMER: All right. You got it all set up.

CANNON: Yes, ready for that long drive home. I heard that`s like the most intense drive ever.

HAMMER: It is. And she`s probably going to make you keep the heat on like 90 degrees in the car.

CANNON: All right.

HAMMER: My sister did when I drove my nephew home from the hospital. So, obviously, an amazing time. Unfortunately, there was big news breaking today --

CANNON: Yes, yes.

HAMMER: Concerning you and your family.

CANNON: Right.

HAMMER: Now, this is I imagine something that has been very difficult to deal with. Let me make sure I get it exactly right. This is what we heard from Mariah`s rep earlier today that while Mariah and the twins were in the hospital, someone there allegedly called in a bogus claim to the L.A. Department of Child and Family Services all trying to get pictures of the twins. What exactly happened?

CANNON: Man, there`s so much stuff going on. I mean, we`ve had people posing as workers in the hospital with cameras trying to get pictures, but this specific incident was about I guess -- I don`t know. The child protective services actually came to me while I was in the hallway and said that they were here to see me because there had been allegations that there was drug and alcohol use not only during the stay in the hospital --

HAMMER: In the Mariah wing of the hospital.

CANNON: Yes. I was like how would that even be possible? How could the hospital even allow that?


CANNON: But allegedly, the story was taken from a nurse actually -- I guess, this is a common thing that, you know, if you drink some guinness (ph), like beer, the yeast in there actually helps with the breast feeding.

HAMMER: Right.

CANNON: And that was told to my wife, and I guess, someone maybe overheard that and was like this is a good way to, you know, make a quick buck or call the tabloids. It`s kind of sad --

HAMMER: Unbelievable.

CANNON: People think that, you know, we`ll make money off of this newborn.

HAMMER: Yes. And they probably figure we`ll get in there. Somebody will take a picture. We`ll be able to leak that out. I mean, this is just outrageous, the twins not even two weeks old. I mean, this is all going on. Look, you`re not naive to this. We`ve seen this before. Those pictures are right now the most valuable baby pictures on the planet. There is a bounty for them. How concerned are you about the demand that is surrounding the desire for these pictures to be out there?

CANNON: I`m extremely concerned. For a few reasons, one, because I kind of told myself and kind of stood on my soap box and said, you know, I`m not going to let my children. I don`t want to put pictures out there, but then, when you think about the fact that, you know, you`re going to have photographers and people going to these links to get pictures, it gets a little scary. So, you have to figure out a way like -- you got to give the public what they want, but at the same time, we have to do it in classy way and a way to where it doesn`t seem like we`re out there parading our children.

HAMMER: Well, from you and Mariah, I would expect nothing less. We` obviously, look forward to that when you, guys, say the time is right. I`ve always thought, it has to be strange when you`re in the public eye, you have people from all walks of life coming up and congratulating you on your life events, people you may know, people you may not know. And that`s actually something you talk about in your new standup special, "Mr. Showbiz." I want to take a look at a little bit of that. Roll that one out, Charles.


CANNON: Someone came up to me and tried to give me marital advice in the middle of a night club.


CANNON: But you kind of got to listen because it`s Denzel Washington. And he came up to me smooth like, you know, straight out of a movie, just like --



HAMMER: Yes. That`s got to be pretty surreal. And of course in your special, look, you`re married to her. It`s what you do in comedy. You joke about Mariah and your personal life, but I`ve always known Mariah as a person who plays a lot of her personal life very close to the vest. So, has she ever pulled you aside and said, come on, man, you`ve got to reel it in a little bit? Maybe, don`t put so much out there.

CANNON: Absolutely. I mean, me being so outspoken, and you know, being an open book and my being very private. We have these conversations, but what people don`t know about my wife is that she has a great sense of humor.


CANNON: I mean, she is definitely in on the joke, and she doesn`t take herself too serious. So, I would have to say those conversations aren`t, you know, conversations -- it`s not like pulling teeth. It`s just like I have to talk about this in the act. Like this is -- we got to go there and she`s like, of course.

HAMMER: But if there is something I know she`ll let you know take that right out.

CANNON: And I talk about that in the act as well, my wife is gangsta. She`ll let me know like that.

HAMMER: Well, speaking of gangsta, you also talk about Eminem in your special --

CANNON: Good segue.

HAMMER: You set me up.


HAMMER: This is something that happened, actually, it`s a couple of years ago when Eminem mentions Mariah in a song, and you took, naturally, great offense to that, and you, guys, got into a whole Twitter feud, and where was going on? And you reveal in your special that your grandfather had something to say about that feud. Charles, roll that, please.


CANNON: Nick, why you messing with him, man? Ain`t he the number one great rapper out there right now doing it? You won`t go and try to beat with him. Oh, and you`re law student (ph).


CANNON: Oh, yes, you did, because he`s says the nastiest (ph), disrespectful slanderous stuff about your wife and what you do? You go on some damn Twitter. It was on Twitter. I got a 9 millimeter, you just tell me when to show up.


CANNON: Tweet, tweet, then hit (ph).


HAMMER: Imagine your grandfather probably actually sounds like that. But seriously, this beef with Eminem is actually a couple years old. So, when I saw that, I was wondering, are you at all concerned that by bringing it up in your act, that maybe things could flare up again and you`ll be hearing from Eminem?

CANNON: No, not at all. I mean, if you see how I handled it, I showed that it was silly. I mean, the whole thing was silly. I come from a stance like I do a lot of self-deprecating humor. So, the beef actually played it my favor in the show because, literally, my grandfather came to me and like why are you messing with one of the best rappers out there? Like, it never was anything to where I took it seriously.

HAMMER: All right.

CANNON: I don`t know how he took it. I mean, I`m enjoying my life so much right now. I forgive you, Marshall.

HAMMER: And you should be. I`ll be interested to see if he`s tuned into your special. Hey, Nick, it`s such a pleasure to have you here. Congratulations again to both of you and Mariah. Nick Cannon, and make sure do you not miss Nick`s new standup special, "Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz." It premiers on Showtime, Saturday at 9:00 p.m. eastern.

All right. We are moving on right now to the mystery of the ages, I tell you.


HAMMER (voice-over): Donald Trump`s hair. Is it real? How does he get it to do that swoopy thing and sit there on the top of his head like that? I don`t get it. Well, the Donald is finally unveiling the secrets to his infamous do. That is next.

And the Will Smith mega trailer. Trick out controversy. Tonight, the first look inside this controversial caravan.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Most conduct trailer I`ve ever seen in my life.

MOOS: A second story rises at the press of a button. Check out the staircase.

HAMMER: Tonight, why people are calling Catherine, copycat Kate? The brand new royal wedding dress controversy.

This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN, news and views.

It is time now for the "Showbiz News Ticker," more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news tonight.




HAMMER: Did you see this? Tonight, why Catherine Middleton is being called copycat Kate. Now, this is story of the dueling royal wedding dresses. Here`s the deal. This morning, the "Today" show reporter that Catherine`s Alexander McQueen wedding dress is so similar to Belgian`s princess, Isabella Orsini`s wedding gown from two years ago. Well, people everywhere have their fashion in a fury, I tell you.

Duchess Catherine is now being called copycat Kate across Europe. Orsini pulled a classy move. She tells Italian magazine (INAUDIBLE), the similarities only mean, quote, "Kate Middleton has good taste."


HAMMER (on-camera): Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.

And tonight, Donald Trump is finally talking about something we actually want to hear about. No, not the economy, not his take on the deficit, the Donald is revealing all about his hair. Yes, Donald Trump is speaking out about the secrets behind his confounding hair-do. And according to him, there is nothing more important to a celebrity than his coiffe. Listen to what he just said on "Celebrity Apprentice."


DONALD TRUMP, ENTREPRENEUR: Celebrities like looking good, do we agree?



TRUMP: And What`s the most important part of looking good? In my opinion, hair. Now, I`ve been abused over the years for my hair. I don`t think it`s so bad. I have friends that don`t have any hair.


HAMMER: How does Trump get his gravity defying look? Well, apparently, it`s all in the combing. Trump reveals today that, well, he teases it first a little forward, then a little back and now you know. So you, too, can have Trump`s hair.

With me in New York is comic legend --


HAMMER: I mean, I can`t say it with a straight face, Paul. Paul is performing through Sunday Caroline`s on Broadway here in New York City. So, the Donald not only revealed those hair care secrets today, he also told the world very importantly that he lets his hair air dry for an hour, a whole hour, every single morning. Paul, Trump`s hair really has been God`s gift to comedians for such a longtime. Is it me or is he entirely disillusioned about how good his hair actually looks?

PAUL MOONEY, COMEDIAN: I think he`s lying. I mean, do you remember him before? Do you remember him before?

HAMMER: You mean, from like 25 years ago? Not particularly, no.

MOONEY: OK. Maybe, you`re not that old. I think he just combs it forward. I think all that other stuff is crap.

HAMMER: He`s making it all up?

MOONEY: I think he`s making it up. I think he`s just getting publicity.

HAMMER: Well, he doesn`t like to do that. What are you talking about, Paul? He`s looking for publicity?

MOONEY: I think it`s just like it`s a joke. I mean, I remember his hair. He combs it forward. He doesn`t blow dry it and do all this other stuff.

HAMMER: No, no. He air dries it.

MOONEY: He air what?

HAMMER: He air dries it. He just let its dry on its own.

MOONEY: It dries on his own?

HAMMER: I don`t know. I can`t imagine --

MOONEY: No, no, but -- it`s fake.


MOONEY: Yes, go ahead. He`s lying.

HAMMER: Now, Trump may not be embarrassed about reveling the dirt on his infamous hairstyle, but it seems that he might be a little bit embarrassed about his ties to "Celebrity Apprentice." At least, that`s what I took from this. Look at this exchange that happened in a recent unofficial campaign stuff he made in New Hampshire.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Can I ask you one other thing?

TRUMP: Yes, go ahead.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I hope the two Johns go head to head in the final.

TRUMP: Oh, OK, good. I thought you were talking about candidates. I`m trying to figure out which ones. That`s right, the "Celebrity Apprentice," that`s right. Thank you. Very funny.


HAMMER: Yes. I mean, he almost didn`t want to bring it up there. It seems to me, Paul, that he`s starting to realize maybe I can`t separate "Celebrity Apprentice" reality TV star Donald Trump from potential candidate Donald Trump. People see him as one thing.

MOONEY: You`re talking about he`s running for office?

HAMMER: Well, if he does run for office. I know he`s not going to, but he`s trying to put on these heirs that he can be taken seriously as a candidate and not somebody who`s basically the host of a reality TV show in many people`s eyes.

MOONEY: No, that will never happen. He`ll never be president. I don`t even think he`ll run. I think it`s all just to be in the center of attention to be, you know, for you to talk about him. Even with the birth certificate and Obama, this and that. It doesn`t make sense.

HAMMER: Except for the fact that -- what you say makes sense because the ratings for "Celebrity Apprentice" never higher. So, I`m right there with you.

MOONEY: I think he loves all that. He loves that attention.

HAMMER: No question about that. He craves it and need it is.

MOONEY: I think he actually is the white Oprah Winfrey.

HAMMER: Interesting. I don`t think that`s a nice thing to say about Oprah.


HAMMER: Let me move on to some brand new big news breaking tonight, Paul. I know you want to get into this because Kim Kardashian revealed exclusively to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that her family`s hit reality show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," this thing could go on for years. Watch this.


KIM KARDASHIAN: My mom joke that we`ll be filming season 26 when Kylie gets married, but I think we`ll continue it as long as the ratings are good, which it seems like every season they just go up and up, which is crazy. Just until we stop having fun. Like, right now, it really brings our family closer together.


HAMMER: All right. Paul, I know you may not be watching every episode and every movement that the Kardashians make, but are you excited about the possibility of them sticking around for another quarter century maybe?

MOONEY: I want them to stick around for another hundred years. I think they`re hilarious. I just remember the daddy. I remember the daddy defending O.J. And I remember Johnny defending O.J. Both of them are dead. I think they put something in their coffee. They`re both gone. And the people who wanted to get O.J., all of them are alive. And we just found out the mother`s Armenian.

The mother`s beautiful. She`s Armenian, and she has strong genes, because all her kids -- the daddy looks adopted. The daddy looks like a step-father. She has strong genes. That Armenian stuff is strong. They don`t look mixed to me. They look mixed to you?


MOONEY: Yes, yes.

HAMMER: Well, Paul, I appreciate you take on that. That`s interesting. Paul Mooney on the Kardashians (ph). It`s great to see you, my friend. Thank you for being here.

MOONEY: It`s good to see you.

HAMMER: All right. Paul Mooney is going to be at Caroline`s on Broadway in New York through Sunday. Do try to catch him there. It will be well worth it.

So, on Wednesday, we asked you to vote on our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusive poll. Moment ago, we got the final result. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver split, do you think their marriage can be saved? Look at this. sort of even mix here with 44 percent of you saying yes, 56 percent saying no.

Among the e-mails we got. This one from Dyrel J. who says, "I have always been a fan of the couple. I do believe they will work it out."

Lily from Arkansas writes, "I hope they can work it out. There is far too much divorce these days. Marriage just isn`t thought of as sacred anymore."

Well, tonight the mega controversy over Will Smith`s mega tricked out movie trailer?


MOOS: Did we mention Will has a second trailer? This one`s a gym.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Shut up. Knock it off.

MOOS: We kid you not. There`s a full gym in there.

Can I work out?

HAMMER (voice-over): Not one, but two of these things, and we`ve got your very first look inside coming up next.

This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN, news and views.


HAMMER (on-camera): And now, it`s the "Showbiz News Ticker," more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news tonight.




HAMMER: Tonight, your very first look inside Will Smith`s super tricked out trailer. Now, he`s shooting "Men in Black" in New York City. Some neighbors thought, Will`s mega trailer, it was just well too jiggy with it. Too big. Will moved the trailer, but you got to see the inside of this thing. It`s unbelievable. Here`s CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


MOOS: When actor, Will Smith, takes a break from shooting the latest --


MOOS: He retires to a gargantuan trailer.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It`s bigger than my apartment.

MOOS: It is anything but trailer trash.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The most conduct trailer I`ve ever seen in my life.

MOOS: A second-storey rises at the press of a button. Check out the staircase.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think it`s hilarious.

MOOS: Coaches, big screens, granite and marble, a satellite dish.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think it`s awesome.

MOOS: But one person`s awesome is another person`s --


MOOS: And a few people said awful things about Will Smith`s trailer, the "New York Post" which dubbed it "The Monster That Ate Soho." Well, if it ate soho, better work off the calories. Did we mention will has a second trailer? This one`s a gym.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Shut up. Knock it off.

MOOS: We kid you not. There`s a full gym in there.

Can I work out? Anybody home? I was going to ask if I could work out quickly.


MOOS: You can`t work out?

Most folks we talked to didn`t begrudge Will his trailers.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, he`s the man. You know what I mean?

WILL SMITH, ACTOR: You used to drive that old bus, see. I drive the new hotness.

MOOS: Actually, this hotness is called "The Heat" by its manufacturer, Anderson Mobile Estate.

MOOS (on-camera): Forget Will Smith. The trailer`s the star.

MOOS (voice-over): It attracted gawkers and stalkers.

You came down to see the trailer?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, I came to see the gym.

MOOS: But in the end, coverage of the nay sayers --

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This has just taken over the whole neighborhood.

MOOS: Caused the city to order the trailer moved. Columbia Pictures said we regret any inconvenience. The trailer will be relocated to private property. Filming went on as extras gathered to shoot an Andy Warhol party scene.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A pretty sweet looking trailer, right?

MOOS: Don`t expect to see this trailer in trailer for "Men in Black 3."

SMITH: The new hot.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: When are you going to move your trailer? Come on!


HAMMER: Unbelievable. That was CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I want you to gather the family around your TV on Sunday night because my good friend, "Morning Express" host, Robin Meade, is co-hosting "Music Builds." It`s the CMT`s Disaster Relief Concert. This is a terrific event.

HLN teaming up with CMT to help the victims of the recent tornadoes and floods that have just devastated the southeast. All of it benefits the Red Cross, plus, Robin goes one-on-one with stars like Thurman (ph), Lady Antebellum, and there are some great performances as well. Check it out. Sunday, May 15th, 9:00 p.m. eastern on HLN. And stick out from "Music Builds" backstage with Robin Meade, 10:30, right here on HLN.

And that is it for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Thank you for watching. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT now seen exclusively at 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific Monday through Friday.