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Shocking Abuse Claims from a Real Housewife; Alex Trebek`s Double Jeopardy; Banned for Being Too Pretty?; True Star Confessions

Aired July 28, 2011 - 23:00:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, CO-HOST: Tonight, shocking claims of domestic abuse from a real housewife of Beverly Hills. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York with Taryn Winter Brill. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

More big news breaking tonight on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT -- Alex Trebek`s double jeopardy. I`ll take who`s the game show host that chased a burglar for $500, please.


ALEX TREBEK, HOST, "JEOPARDY": I realized immediately that someone had been in the room. And I put on my underwear and ran down the hall to see if I could find her.


HAMMER: Answer: Alex Trebek. His hotel room invaded while he was sleeping. Tonight, brand-new details just revealed about Trebek`s heroic chase to catch a burglar.

SHOWBIZ TONIGHT true star confessions. Why did Denise Richards confess to Howard Stern she had a lesbian lover?


HOWARD STERN, RADIO HOST: Why did you experiment with a woman?

DENISE RICHARDS, ACTRESS: I was just curious.

STERN: Isn`t it the same?



HAMMER: Why did Tori Spelling just confess she regrets getting breast implants?


TORI SPELLING, ACTRESS: If I had known that it would or could possibly impact production of milk, I would never have had them done.


HAMMER: Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with true star confessions. TV`s most provocative entertainment news show breaks news right now.


HAMMER: Hello, I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.

TARYN WINTER BRILL, CO-HOST: And I`m Taryn Winter Brill with big news breaking tonight -- Alex in jeopardy.

HAMMER: All right. Taryn, answer: the bravest game host of all.

BRILL: Who is Alex Trebek?

HAMMER: You`re right.


HAMMER: It`s amazing. Yes, the 71-year-old legendary host of "Jeopardy" is out of jeopardy tonight, and that is thanks to some quick thinking and a remarkable middle-of-the-night chase after a woman, who allegedly broke into his hotel room while he was sleeping.

SHOWBIZ TONIGHT uncovered brand-new details today about Trebek`s frightening showdown. And while Trebek is safe tonight, he did suffer some collateral damage.


(voice-over) The category: bad ass game show hosts. Answer: He`s the one host you don`t want to (EXPLETIVE DELETED) with.



HAMMER: Alex Trebek is the hero of the hour tonight for chasing down a burglar who had broken into his hotel room.

WHOOPI GOLDBERG, CO-HOST, "THE VIEW": He chased her down.

HAMMER: Today, morning shows were buzzing about and having fun with Alex`s crime fighting antics, everyone from the ladies of "The View" --

JOY BEHAR, CO-HOST, "THE VIEW": I`ll take why not call the police for $500.

HAMMER: To Regis and Kelly.

KELLY RIPA, CO-HOST, "LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY": This person is running down the hall.

REGIS PHILBIN, CO-HOST, "LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY": I`m going to take her. There goes the Achilles tendon.

HAMMER: But jests aside, Trebek was the toast of Twitter today. One person tweeted, "Lesson learned today: Don`t mess with Alex Trebek." Another tweeter put it more succinctly, "Alex Trebek is a bad ass."

JODI MILLER, WRITER AND COMEDIAN: I don`t think I`ve ever seen "game show host" and "bad ass" in the same sentence.

HAMMER: Alex`s hotel room chase may be the most heroic thing a game show host has done since Bob Barker beat up Adam Sandler in "Happy Gilmore."

ADAM SANDLER, ACTOR: You want a piece of me?

BOB BARKER, GAME SHOW HOST: I don`t want a piece of you. I want the whole thing!

HAMMER: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you forget Captain America. Trebek is the new hot superhero.

TREBEK: That`s right.

HAMMER: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT uncovered brand-new details about the hotel caper. It happened at this hotel in San Francisco where a burglar allegedly broke into Trebek`s hotel room where he and his wife were sleeping.

The next day at the National Geographic World Championship, an injured Trebek revealed what happened next.

TREBEK: At 2:30 yesterday morning, chasing a burglar down the hall at my San Francisco hotel until my Achilles tendon ruptured and I fell in an ignominious heap to the carpeting, bruising my other leg in the process.

HAMMER: He may have hurt himself, but Alex got his perp.

TREBEK: I called security immediately and gave them a good description of the woman and they got her.

HAMMER: San Francisco police tell SHOWBIZ TONIGHT they`ve arrested a 56- year-old woman. Check out that mug shot. And they charged her with burglary and receiving stolen property.

MILLER: Who`s thinking, "OK, I`m going to rob Alex Trebek at 2:30 in the morning. He`s 71. I`m sure he`ll be out partying. He`s not going to be home." Who makes that decision? She deserves to get caught.

HAMMER: Trebek says he lost a piece of great sentimental value.

TREBEK: We got most of our stuff back except for the one piece of jewelry that I ever wear. It`s a bracelet my mother gave me many years ago.

HAMMER: He may have lost his bracelet but Alex has gained something else -- legendary status, especially in his native Canada.

In fact, one of Trebek`s fellow Canadians proudly tweets, quote, "Alex Trebek got hurt chasing down a burglar. Hey, America, have your game show hosts done anything badass lately? Sajak broke a nail? Take that, Wheel boy!"

MILLER: The next time somebody breaks into my place, you know who to call -- Alex Trebek.

HAMMER: So a warning to anyone who is even thinking of messing with Alex Trebek, be they alleged hotel room burglars, competing game show hosts, Sean Connery --

SEAN CONNERY, ACTOR: You`ll rue the day you crossed me, Trebek!

HAMMER: Or anyone else who thinks they can get away with crossing Trebek, today, the world is learning if you hassle this host, you`re putting yourself -- wait for it -- in jeopardy.


All right. Couldn`t resist that. Taryn, let`s play a quick game of "Jeopardy," shall we?. How can we not take advantage of this great opportunity?

BRILL: Oh, all right. Let`s see. I`ll take TMI for $500 Alex -- I mean A.J.

HAMMER: Answer: Part of the story that Alex Trebek probably wishes most people would stop talking about.

BRILL: What is he sleeps in the nude?

HAMMER: That is correct!


HAMMER: All right. Thank you, Taryn. Moving along, got bring in Lisa G. now, on-air reporter for "Howard 100 News" on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.

Lisa, I actually think it`s fantastic that Alex revealed that he had to put on his underwear before chasing after the burglar. Some people are thinking, though, did we really have to know that? What do you think?

LISA GLASBERG, ON-AIR REPORTER, "HOWARD 100 NEWS": Well, look out, Captain America. Now, listen, A.J., if he were a true New Yorker, he wouldn`t have grabbed his undies. He would have just dashed out that door and caught that burglar, because, you know, we`re so used to chasing busses and subways.


GLASBERG: You know, you don`t think about, "Oh, I`ve got to put on my underwear." So I think we should come up with a new reality show, get all the game show hosts and put them on "Survivor." I think that would be fantastic.

HAMMER: I do, too. And I passed at least three people not wearing underwear or any pants at all on my way to work here in New York City today.

The ladies "The View" -- not them I`m talking about. But this morning, they had a grand old time with Alex`s revelation. And I personally think that Sherri Shepherd`s reaction to it all was priceless. Watch.

SHERRI SHEPHERD, CO-HOST, "THE VIEW": I love it that he got up and chased him. That`s so sexy, you know?


GOLDBERG: Apparently, he had to stop to put his underpants on.

SHEPHERD: Even more sexy.

GOLDBERG: Because he sleeps in the nude.

SHEPHERD: Yes, Alex.


HAMMER: All right. Well, maybe it wasn`t such a bad idea for Alex to reveal this fact that he doesn`t sleep with anything on.

Egypt Sherrod is a television and radio host and the founder of "" Egypt, I`ve got to go to you on this, and if we could put up this clip we have of Alex Trebek. He`s on the set of "Jeopardy" in his boxers.

So we`ve seen Alex in his skivvies before. Was it really so bad that he chose to share this with us?

EGYPT SHERROD, TV AND RADIO HOST AND FOUNDER OF "EGYPTSAIDSO.COM": I think it was the nude aspect of it. But you know, A.J. I`m just hoping some of this rubs off on my husband because, anytime I hear the noise in the middle of the night, I can`t even get him to get up and check it.

At least Alex ran down the hallway. Admirable and brave, yes. I don`t know about smart because authorities always say if you run into an intruder and they`re trying to rob you, let them take it. Material things can be replaced, but your life cannot.

HAMMER: But he is the great Alex Trebek.


TARYN: I don`t know about you, A.J. I will never watch "Jeopardy" the same.

HAMMER: No reason to.

TARYN: I can`t do it. All right. I`ve got to move on a brand-new fallout today involving Kat Von D and Jesse James splitting and ending their engagement.

Kat -- check it out -- she was supposed to do an interview with "Good Day L.A." but walked out just before it was supposed to start. So what was the ridiculous reason? Because while showing a clip from Kat`s show, "L.A. Ink," of her getting a tattoo of James, they dared to mention that they were going to actually ask her about Jesse.

So Lisa G., come on. I`ll go to you first. What on earth would else they ask her about? I mean, what you had for breakfast? Come on.

GLASBERG: Right. When you`re on a reality show, you take the good, the bad, the ugly. That`s what you signed up for. So if you`re breaking up with someone, that`s part of the deal.

She could have said, "You know what? This is too sensitive an issue right now for me to talk about it. You know, could you please understand. You know, my heart`s really broken. Let`s move on." But, hey, that`s part of the deal.

BRILL: Yes, she didn`t. Instead, she stormed off the set. But the host of "Good Day L.A." told their side of the story this morning about how things went down with Kat Von D. Take a look.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He`s going to show -- you`re going to get asked about. It`s for the breakup.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I get that her heart is broken. I certainly get that part.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, but you can just say, "Too fresh. Don`t want to go there."


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Well, that`s what you said yesterday -- then cancel.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is business. Cancel ahead of time.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Or you probably should say to us, "That`s off limits."


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Then we`ll say, "You know, then we don`t want to book the interview."


BRILL: Exactly. Kat Von D. should have known better. Egypt, real quickly, all she had to do was say, "No comment," right?

SHERROD: Which makes me wonder if she`s milking this a bit. I mean, really, she knew that they were going to run he clip. She knew they were going to ask her these questions.


SHERROD: That`s why they brought her on the show. Let`s be realistic.


She (UNINTELLIGIBLE) a tattoo on the set. No, not at all. They wanted to talk about this.

BRILL: I`ve got to chime in because Kat just posted a very long letter to her fans on her Facebook page entitled "What Can I Say, I Suck."

Here`s what she wrote, "This isn`t an apology for walking out on a silly morning show interview this morning. And this isn`t an attempt at justifying anything either."

"I`m not going to flatter myself in thinking I`m interesting enough for the press not to pry into gossip-related questions, so it`s unfair of me to expect them to respect that, but even though it`s not in my nature to cancel on people, it is in my nature to admit when I`m weak."

So she didn`t apologize, but Lisa G., you`ve got to admit she handled this badly. Yes.

GLASBERG: Yes. Look, she got famous because she was on reality TV.

BRILL: All right. All right. Thank you so much. Lisa G., Egypt Sherrod, thanks. All right, guys. I want to hear from you right now. It is our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusive poll.

"Kat Von D. Walks out on an Interview: Is it wrong to ask stars personal questions?" Yes, they deserve privacy. No, it`s just part of the job. Vote online at Remember, you can always E- mail, too. Our address --

HAMMER: Moving on tonight to unbelievable true star confessions. First, tell me this -- why the heck is Denise Richards telling all to Howard Stern about her lesbian love affair?


STERN: Where did you meet this girl?

RICHARDS: I just met her through --

STERN: Friends?

RICHARDS: Through friends and work and stuff.

STERN: Was she as famous as you are?

RICHARDS: You would know who she is.



BRILL: True star confessions from "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star, Taylor Armstrong. In a startling new bombshell, Taylor reveals she was abused by her husband.

HAMMER: And even more true star confessions tonight from Tori Spelling. Why Tori says she regrets getting breast implants.


SPELLING: If I had known it would or could possibly impact production of milk, I never would have done it.


HAMMER: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT reveals three jaw-dropping true star confessions you`ve got to see. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

And now, the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" -- more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news tonight.

TEXT: Jennifer Hudson, Herbie Hancock to perform at Obama 50th birthday. Faith Ford says she wants to replace Regis Philbin on "Live."


FAITH FORD, ACTRESS: I co-hosted with Kelly before. Here`s the thing -- I will come there any day that my girl friend needs me. I love her like she`s my heart. I mean, she really is a like a sister to me and I`m there if she says to be there.




BRILL: Well, did you see this? Check it out. Two ladies on "So You Think You Can Dance" impress guest judge Lady Gaga with their dance routine so much that she actually threw her shoe at them. Yes, one of those enormous Gaga platform shoes. Incredible. You don`t believe me? Watch this.


LADY GAGA, POP STAR AND GUEST JUDGE ON "SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE": In the dance community, when you do a really good job, what you do is you throw your shoe at the stage.

Let me tell you something. What I love about that performance -- first of all, everybody can pack up and go home because that was the performance of the evening.


BRILL: Go home, everybody. Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Taryn Winter Brill in New York.

HAMMER: It`s only fun when somebody loses an eye. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York as well. And tonight, Amy`s detox death. Yes, we may now know what killed Amy Winehouse.

Well, the official autopsy result is still a few weeks away. There was a startling report today that she may have died from alcohol withdrawal.

Yes, the disease that Amy was trying to kick is now being blamed for taking her life. Is this something that could really have happened?

With me tonight from Hollywood, psychotherapist Sherry Gaba. Sherry is the author of a fantastic book called "The Law of Sobriety."

And Sherry, you`ve had an awful lot of firsthand experience in dealing with celebrities and addictions. You`ve counseled stars on both VH1`s "Celebrity Rehab" and "Sober House."

The reports today quote members of Amy`s family saying they think she died of alcohol withdrawal. Now, we obviously know how Amy struggled with her drug and alcohol addictions. Is something like this possible?

SHERRY GABA, PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND AUTHOR OF "THE LAW OF SOBRIETY": It`s absolutely possible. Alcohol is one of the most difficult things to get off of. She could have had a grand mal seizure.

You know, there`s a lot of excitability in her nervous system. She`s such a tiny person. There`s a lot of things that could have happened to her, absolutely.

HAMMER: And everybody is talking about her need for help, the fact that maybe she wanted to get help. In fact, just last night on HLN, Janice Dickinson told Dr. Drew Amy Winehouse reached out to her just a few weeks ago looking for advice. Take a look at what she said.


JANICE DICKINSON, MODEL: She tried to contact me a few weeks before because she knew that I had been in the limelight and I had gotten sober. I blame the manager. I blame her handlers. I blame you. How dare you set this poor girl back after she had clearly --

DR. DREW PINSKY, HOST, "DR. DREW": Made an attempt.

DICKINSON: Made an attempt. She was in recovery. She was in a rehab and she was clean. Then, she went out. She took the same amount of drugs that she had taken right before she entered rehab.


HAMMER: So Janice is placing all of the blame on people that wanted Amy back out there performing. I mean, I think fingers certainly can be pointed that way. But all the blame, Sherry, do you think that`s fair?

GABA: Listen, there`s always going to be enablers. There`s also going to be people that are invested in her and working and going out on tour. Sure, but the bottom line is she did more rehab.

She absolutely cannot get this thing unless she has extensive time and dealing with the pain that`s, you know, underneath the drugs and alcohol. The alcohol and drugs are just the symptom. It`s what is it that she`s numbing out.

You know, Amy`s been through a lot in the last couple of years, a lot of deep pain, a lot of wounds that she has been numbing out. And so she really needed the time in rehab.

So just to blame manager -- I mean, the bottom line is, yes, she needed more rehab. Was it Amy that left rehab? Was it the manager that pulled her out of rehab? We don`t know.

HAMMER: Yes. So all week long, of course, we`ve been asking if she could have been saved from herself. And if it turns out that these reports are true and Amy did die from alcohol or drugs, then I have to believe maybe she could have been saved from herself. Sherry Gaba, thank you so much.

BRILL: All right. Well, moving on now to Julia Roberts. Was she really banned from England? Tonight, why America`s "pretty woman" is being banned across the pond, get this, because of her face. Could it be?

Plus, the little kid who sings big time blues --


HAMMER: Oh, yes. What a voice. You have got to see this kid with that soulful voice that`s got people buzzing from coast to coast. It`s tonight`s SHOWBIZ viral video. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

Here comes the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" -- more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news tonight.

TEXT: Adele, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown to perform at MTV Video Music Awards. Scarlett Johansson turns down Marine Corps Ball invite, sends champagne to Marine.


HAMMER: Watch this.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, god. Look at it. That`s a 240-pound man scared out of his mind from a half an ounce insect.


HAMMER: That`s fantastic. Did you see this? The big bad players on the Florida Marlins were on the run from a little green fan that flew into the dugout.

Yes, a praying mantis jumped on Marlin`s left field, Logan Morrison. He flipped out. Come on, Logan. The little guy just wanted to watch the game, have a good seat. Well, he may have been a good luck charm because the Marlins won against the National`s (UNINTELLIGIBLE).

BRILL: All right, A.J. We`ve got to show everyone the other video that everybody is buzzing about today. It`s a little crazy, I`ve got to say.

HAMMER: Yes. It is definitely going to the SHOWBIZ viral video vault. Taryn, it is a little boy singing the blues. A very young Brendan MacFarlane is videotaped in the guitar shop as he sings the blues like he`s Hank Williams, Jr. This kid can wail.

BRILL: Yes. And he`s so good, A.J. He`s so good that the guitar shop owner had to stop him because he just couldn`t believe it. Watch this.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hang on. Just stop there. Stop. Just stop. Just stay right there. Don`t move. I don`t completely believe what I`m hearing so I want to be able to show my friends, OK?


Son, that was smoking good. What`s your name?



HAMMER: Yes. Smoking good is right. I love this little kid. How about the little kid? He`s tiny and he`s singing about working so hard.

BRILL: Absolutely. But I love the fact he doesn`t need a reality show to get him famous. I`m not sure if he`s old enough to be on "American Idol." Just a good old regular home video, A.J. I love that.

HAMMER: That`s how Justin Bieber did it. Brendan, as Justin Bieber is saying, never say never. Remember the name Brendan MacFarlane.

BRILL: Brendan MacFarlane -- I promise. All right. And now, the SHOWBIZ lineup -- here`s what`s coming up at the bottom of the hour on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Here we go -- true star confessions. Denise Richards has a lesbian lover?


STERN: Who was a very feminine woman, right?


STERN: Right. Another good-looking --

RICHARDS: She`s a girly girl.

STERN: As equally good looking as you?

RICHARDS: She`s beautiful.


BRILL: Tonight, Denise Richards` true star confession about her lesbian love affair with a big Hollywood star.

HAMMER: And more true star confessions from Tori Spelling. Why she says getting breast implants was one of the biggest mistakes of her life. 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.

TEXT: Jay-Z, Kanye West expand fall tour after overwhelming demand for tickets. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen team with Toms to give shoes to needy children.


HAMMER: Big news breaking tonight on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT -- true star confessions. Denise Richards` real life wild thing moment. Denise tells all about kissing a Hollywood hottie in real life.


STERN: Where did you meet this girl?

RICHARDS: I just met her through a --

STERN: Friend?

RICHARDS: Through friends at work.

STERN: Was she as famous as you are?

RICHARDS: You would know who she is.


HAMMER: Tori`s breast confessions. Tonight, Tori Spelling on why she regrets getting breast implants.


SPELLING: If I had known that it would or could possibly impact production of milk, I would never have had them done.


HAMMER: Too pretty woman? Why Julia Roberts was just banned for being too beautiful.

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 in New York with Taryn Winter Brill.

BRILL: And there is big news breaking tonight -- pretty woman Julia Roberts -- is she too pretty?

HAMMER: Yes, I know this sounds crazy, but the faces of Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington were just banned in England for being too pretty. Their brand-new ad campaigns for make-up were ordered pulled because they`re too airbrushed. It`s just nuts to me. They`re make-up ads and they`re worried about not them having real enough?

With me tonight in Hollywood, Maggie Furlong the west coast editor for AOL Television.

So there`s actually a government agency, Maggie, in England that regulates just how much an ad can be airbrushed. Can you just imagine some bureaucrats sitting with these pictures of Julia and Christy, deciding if they`re real enough?

The ads were for Lancome -- Julia`s the face of Lancome. Christy`s ad was for Maybelline anti-aging product. And an advertising watchdog group basically decided they looked too good in them and other women would never get that effect.

Look, I get that people don`t want to be lied to in ads, but we`re talking about make-up here, and almost everything is retouched these days. Maggie, was this make-up mess justified in your mind? Should these ads have been pulled?

MAGGIE FURLONG, WEST COAST EDITOR, AOL TELEVISION: You know, you`ve got to appreciate that they are at least trying to have advertisements be truthful about the products that they`re selling.

But are you kidding me? This would never happen in the U.S. Look at any ad, open any magazine, look at any cover. Everyone is airbrushed. Whether it`s right or wrong, everyone is airbrushed. You don`t want to see ugly people when you`re trying to buy make-up.

HAMMER: Everyone and everything, yes.

FURLONG: You want to see a possibility.

HAMMER: And look, if I went into a fast food joint expecting to see the burger that I see in an advertisement, I`d be sorely disappointed. I don`t eat burgers.

FURLONG: Exactly.

HAMMER: Let me go to radio and TV host, Egypt Sherrod, who is also the founder of "" So Egypt, let`s talk about London. Sorry, I cannot resist.

We live in an age of digital manipulation, so where do you draw the lines on this? Do our friends across the pond need to take a little Americanized chill pill here?

SHERROD: You know, I`m going to go against the grain and actually say bravo. Maybe this is a standard we need to adopt here in the U.S. For ages, women have been tugging and pulling at their bodies to try and accomplish the beauty of a Julia Roberts or a Christy Turlington.

And guess what? And they don`t even look like themselves. Nine out of 10 of these beauty ads are not advertising the effects of a product. They`re advertising the effects of Photoshop. Isn`t that false advertising?

HAMMER: I guess -- you know, I think the point at the end of day here is that the companies behind these campaigns are certainly getting a lot of attention for this. They also have plenty to say about it.

Let me read you to you what Lancome told SHOWBIZ TONIGHT about the Julia Roberts ban of her ad. They say, "We do not believe that the ad exaggerates the effect that can be achieved using these products. In consumer tests, out of 100 woman, 77 percent agreed that Teint Miracle made their complexions look radiant and luminous.

Maybelline also blasting back. Here`s what they told SHOWBIZ TONIGHT about the Christy Turlington ad, "Even though the ad features an obviously illustrated effect, some lines are still clearly visible beneath the illustration and we do not believe that the ad exaggerates the effect that can be achieved using this product."

And look, right there, the ban -- it`s working for them. I basically just plugged their products and read their stats.

Taryn, let us move on to another beauty, who is involved in a makeover, involving breast implants, somebody we all know and now she has regrets.

BRILL: Yes. Breast implants. They`re breast for sure. And the big news tonight is Tori Spelling`s true confessions, saying for the first time in a brand-new interview that she now regrets getting her breasts enhanced. Watch what she said on "GMA."


SPELLING: Well, I got my boobs done. Should I say breasts?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Whatever you want.

SPELLING: Yes, in my early 20s. If I had known that it would or could possibly impact production of milk, I would never have had them done. I mean, I love being a mom. I`m on my third baby. I want to have more, like that`s my role. You know, these don`t matter.


BRILL: They don`t matter, according to Tori. She wishes she had thought more about motherhood before getting those implants when she was young.

Maggie, I`ve got to ask you. It seems to me like Tori is sending a message to other young women out there who are possibly thinking about getting implants. The question is, will anybody listen to Tori Spelling, Maggie?

FURLONG: That`s the problem. It`s great hat she is sending that message. But let`s be honest. She`s definitely gotten her money`s worth over the years, and she`s on baby number three.

It`s not like this is baby number one and she`s like, "I can`t breastfeed." Hello. We get it. We know. They`re huge and they`re fake and they`re ridiculous, and no one should want to look like that. So I guess it`s good she`s regretting it, but also a little too little too late.

BRILL: Nobody should want to look like that. Tell me how you really feel, Maggie. All right. Well, this seemed like a day of nonstop true confessions. I`ve got to tell you, A.J., A confession from Taylor Armstrong, one of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." This is pretty serious.

HAMMER: Yes, this is serious, Taryn. Taylor just told "People" magazine that domestic abuse was behind her filing for divorce from her husband, Russell. Now, Taylor claims he would grab her and push her.

Listen to what she told "People." She said, "I`m mad at myself for tolerating things I should not have. I felt like I was dying inside."

Taylor has also revealed that she was the victim of child abuse on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Watch this.


TAYLOR ARMSTRONG, CAST MEMBERS, "THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS": One of my earliest childhood experiences was abuse. And so it means the world to me that you`re here today to stand up for the people that can`t stand up for themselves and to support the women and children who so desperately need the money this you`re donating to make a fresh start and to build a life like I have built for myself.


HAMMER: I mean, obviously, such an emotional moment. But you look at that, you see Russell watching his ex talking about abuse. And here she is claiming that he was doing the same thing to her. Egypt, don`t you find this truly disturbing to watch now, knowing what she`s claiming?

SHERROD: You know, it`s heart wrenching. But statistics show four million women every year suffer from domestic abuse. And often, it`s the well- educated, you know, upper-echelon women who suffer in silence. So I applaud her now for standing up and saying "no more" and speaking out against it.

HAMMER: Yes. Good for her. Everybody should be applauding her right now. And here`s something that I find a little -- I don`t know -- odd about this story. Russell Armstrong spoke with "People" magazine about his wife`s abuse claims.

And here`s what he said, "Did I push her? Yes. Maybe things happened in the heat of the moment, but it was during a time that was not characteristic of who we were."

Look, I get things can get heated when couples fight. Obviously, getting physical is never OK. Maggie, aren`t you surprised like I am that Russell admitted this?

FURLONG: I really can`t believe it. Usually, it takes years for someone to finally admit and say, "Yes, something happened. Yes, it was out of character." He`s saying it right away, that he pushed her around.

And it doesn`t matter if it`s completely out of character. It doesn`t matter if it`s not indicative of the rest of your relationship. It happened and it happened to a woman that you were married to, that you knew had been abused before and that`s just unforgivable.

HAMMER: Unforgivable, indeed. And again, we have to applaud Taylor for speaking out. Egypt, what do you think? Were you completely surprised that in fact he would admit something like this in "People" magazine, of all places?

SHERROD: I think it`s a step in the right direction. It shows that he does want to change. He realizes that there`s an error in his ways and that you should not be putting your hands.

You know, he clearly loves her, but love shouldn`t hurt you. And I`m glad she knows that now and, hopefully, he realizes it and is on his way to getting some help.

HAMMER: All right. Egypt Sherrod, Maggie Furlong, I thank you both.

BRILL: Tonight, Charlie`s Angels. That`s Charlie Sheen`s angels. They`re telling all tonight. Did Charlie`s ex-wife, Denise Richards, just tell Howard Stern that she had a lesbian lover?


STERN: She`s a very feminine woman, right?

RICHARDS: Yes, she was.

STERN: Another good looking --

RICHARDS: She`s a girly girl.

STERN: As equally good looking as you?

RICHARDS: She`s beautiful.


BRILL: I wonder if Charlie Sheen knew about this. Tonight, we`ve got Denise`s jaw-dropping new interview.

HAMMER: And speaking of Charlie, former madame, Heidi Fleiss, has her own new Charlie confession. Wait until you hear what she just told SHOWBIZ TONIGHT about whether her former client, Charlie, is still winning in her book. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

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STERN: She was more the aggressor.

RICHARDS: She was more the aggressor.

STERN: You were the girl. She was the guy.

RICHARDS: I guess if you put it that way.


HAMMER: Denise Richards`s racy confession about her lesbian love and she`s telling all to Howard Stern. Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York with Taryn Winter Brill. And tonight, is it lesbian love?

BRILL: It could be, A.J. Denise Richards is making some pretty racy claims about taking a lesbian lover.

HAMMER: Yes. And I have to wonder what Denise`s ex, Charlie Sheen, was thinking when he heard about Denise`s confession.

And wait until Charlie hears some shocking confessions former madam Heidi Fleiss just made to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT about him.

Joining me right now from Hollywood, Maggie Furlong, the west coast editor for AOL Television. Right now, in New York, Brian Balthazar, who is a comedian and journalist.

And you`ll hear exactly what Heidi Fleiss just told us at SHOWBIZ TONIGHT in just a moment. But I want to begin with the lesbian love confession Denise Richards just made to Howard Stern on his Sirius XM Satellite radio show. Maggie, I know you cannot wait to chime in. But first, I must play it for you. Roll it out, Chucky.


STERN: Where did you meet this girl?

RICHARDS: I just met her through --

STERN: Friends?

RICHARDS: Through friends and work and shopping.

STERN: Was she as famous as you are?

RICHARDS: You would know who she is.

STERN: Wow. Wow. You love men but why did you experiment with a woman? Because you were curious?

RICHARDS: Yes, I was just curious. We were curious.

STERN: Why can`t we see what was happening?


HAMMER: And of course, Howard spent a lot of time trying to figure out exactly who the other woman was. Look, I love that Denise feels comfortable talking about this publicly. Howard`s show is certainly the place to do it.

I don`t really see a problem with it. But Maggie, since all of the drama with her divorce from Charlie Sheen died down, Denise has really developed this reputation now as a stable, responsible mom, which has some people today asking -- why talk about this in such an explicit way? Do you think she shouldn`t have done that?

FURLONG: There`s one answer -- to sell her new book. I`m sorry. There`s only one reason you go on Howard Stern and talk about some hot lesbian relationship that you were just in. It`s because you`ve got a book coming out and you want people to read it.

I`m not really exactly sure that having two young daughters and now a third daughter that she just adopted if that`s really the best example she can be setting. But it`s Denise Richards. She`ll say whatever she wants to say. You can`t control that woman.

HAMMER: Yes. And Howard will get you to say it. And of course, Denise`s lesbian love affair -- that was in the past. Denise is now a 40-year-old mother of, as you said, three kids, two that she had with Charlie.

They`ve been divorced, believe it or not, now for six years. Well, just tonight on CNN`s "PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT," we heard Denise say that she and Charlie have grown apart in many, many ways. Watch this.


PIERS MORGAN, HOST, "PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT": Can you ever imagine a scenario where you might one day get back together or not?


MORGAN: That door is closed?

RICHARDS: That door is closed. I think he and I are better as friends and having our daughters -- I`m way too old for him now.


HAMMER: She jests, but I clearly remember when they were at the height of their divorce drama. She was virtually in tears talking to me at that time about the pain he was causing her.

And now, it just incredible to me how far Denise has come. I think she is just leaving Charlie in the dust, Brian. Are you with me on that?

BRIAN BALTHAZAR, COMEDIAN AND TV JOURNALIST: Absolutely. It`s amazing, because if you look up, you know, taking the high road in the dictionary, suddenly you see Denise Richards.

She has been very diplomatic, very cautious about this whole situation. And you know what? Go sell that book because you`ve earned every dollar you get for putting up with what you`ve gone through with Charlie Sheen. She earned every dollar.

HAMMER: No question about it. But wait, there`s more. The Denise Richards fest continues. Definitely, do not miss Joy Behar`s incredible interview with Denise. It`s going to air right here on HLN on Monday at 10:00 p.m. Eastern.

And Taryn, I do have to give Denise a lot of credit. She`s putting it all out there, but she`s not the only Charlie gal who is dishing today.

BRILL: Incredible. When it rains, it pours, A.J. Listen to this. Get this -- former madam Heidi Fleiss, you remember her? She just opened to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT about Charlie.

Back in the `90s, you might remember Charlie confessed that he spent more than $50,000 on Heidi`s prostitutes. And Heidi tells us she loves him for it. Watch.


HEIDI FLEISS, FORMER HOLLYWOOD MADAM: I love Charlie. Any man that spends money on women like this -- I love him. I just love Charlie. He`s got all that personality. He`s so entertaining. His show got higher ratings than the Oscars or something. He`s awesome. I love Charlie.


BRILL: Well, Heidi spoke with us while promoting her new Animal Planet reality show called "Heidi Fleiss: Prostitutes to Parrots." Did I really just say that? I did.

Maggie, should Charlie be feeling good that he`s getting a ringing endorsement from Heidi Fleiss? I`m not so sure about that? What do you think?

FURLONG: From the crazy parrot lady now? I don`t really know if that`s the kind of endorsement he needs. Honestly, yes, it was a huge story that he was one of her biggest clients.

And there were always rumors that maybe Denise was somehow involved (UNINTELLIGIBLE) as well. I definitely they probably want to leave that part of their lives in the past. But Charlie Sheen takes what he can get these days and I guess Heidi Fleiss does, too.

BRILL: Brian, real quickly. Are you surprised?

BALTHAZAR: I`m not surprised by anything she says. I hope whoever interviewed her brought Purell.

BRILL: For the parrots, right?

BALTHAZAR: Right. For themselves.

BRILL: Brian Balthazar, Maggie Furlong, thanks very much.

HAMMER: Hey, let`s move on, shall we? Well, they say that politics makes for strange bedfellows. If that is true, I think Ben Affleck just woke up in the wrong bed. Tonight, the strange connection between Ben`s brilliant movie "The Town" and the Washington debt crisis.


BEN AFFLECK, ACTOR: I need your help. I can`t tell you what it is. You can never ask me about it later and we`re going to hurt some people.

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: Whose car are we going to take?


HAMMER: We will explain the Ben connection and how Amy Winehouse even got dragged into this mess, too. That`s coming up next.

But right now, it`s time for the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" -- more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news tonight.

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UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: We`re going to be fine. We have to do it. It`s the right thing to do and nothing bad happens when you`re doing the right thing.

CLOONEY: Is this your personal theory? Because I can shoot holes in it.

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: Well, there are exceptions to every rule. I`ve worked in more campaigns than most people have by the time they`re 40. He`s the only who`s going to actually make a difference in people`s lives.


BRILL: And now, the SHOWBIZ buzz list. These are the things we can`t stop buzzing about this week.

"Rocco`s Dinner Party" on Bravo leaves us hungry for more each and every week.

We`re also buzzing about the Tubey Awards. It`s a irreverent online poll about our favorite TV shows with categories like -- I love this -- Best Hell Ya Moment. Love that.

And some of the younger SHOWBIZ staffers are reliving their childhood with Nickelodeon`s "The 90s are All That." Turn SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on any time. Watch HLN and CNN without your TV. Pretty cool stuff. Just pull up the new app on your smart phone or tablet.

And we cannot wait to see "Crazy Stupid Love" opening tomorrow night. It`s been on my calendar forever. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.


UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: I think that Manhattan is really sexy.

UNIDENTIFIED ACTRESS: Oh, my good. You did not say that. How old are you?

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: What are you, a lawyer?



HAMMER: They say Washington is Hollywood for ugly people. You know, both towns do thrive on edge-of-your-seat dramas. And we all know this debt debacle -- it is quickly turning into a bad made-for-TV movie.

Well, now, lines are getting even more blurred with Republicans including Ben Affleck from his Oscar-nominated bank robber movie, "The Town." Here`s CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Remy Munasifi is a comedian from Virginia who likes doing political videos.

REMY MUNASIFI, COMEDIAN: All this spending kind of fits in with like a bad rap. I just happen to be a bad rapper.

MOOS: Speaking of bombs, was really the A-bomb dropped by House Speaker John Boehner as he tried to get his fellow Republicans get in line --

LAURA INGRAHAM, HOST, "LAURA INGRAHAM SHOW": Is it true that you told some of the Republican members this morning that you need to get your A-word in line behind this debt ceiling bill?

JOHN BOEHNER, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: I sure did. Listen, this is time to do what is doable.

MOOS: "The Washington Post" reported that the House majority whip played a movie clip to motivate Republicans to pull together. The clip featured Ben Affleck as a bank robber planning revenge in "The Town."

BEN AFFLECK, ACTOR: I need your help. I can`t tell you what it is. You can never ask me about it later. I`m going to hurt some people.

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: Whose car are we going to take?

MOOS: The Democrats turned the car against the Republicans.

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER, (D-NY): They chose to inspire their House freshman. One of the crooks gives a pep talk to the other right before they both put on hockey masks, bludgeon two men with sticks, and shoot a man in the leg. Ladies and gentlemen, this is your House Republican majority.


HAMMER: That was CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. And in another odd twist, Taryn, a Congressman actually compared the debt crisis to Amy Winehouse saying, can Washington save itself from itself? Or something like that.

BRILL: Something like that.

HAMMER: He later apologized. It`s a stupid thing to say.

BRILL: He certainly did. Well, moving on, the Kardashians keep spawning TV shows like a bad rash. I mean, come on, you can`t turn on your TV without seeing one. Well, now, one of them is reportedly joining one of the most popular shows on TV. Find out who, next.


BRILL: Well, big Kardashian news breaking tonight. Sources tell TMZ that Rob Kardashian is joining the new season of, drum roll please -- here we go, "Dancing with the Stars."

But hey, come on. After all, the world needs to see a Kardashian on yet another TV show, right? Well, Rob is indeed following in the footsteps of his big sister, Kim, who was on the show back in 2008.

But you might remember she only lasted three whole weeks. A.J., I`ve got to wonder will Rob look as bootylicious as his big sister Kim?

HAMMER: I don`t know. Why aren`t people suffering from Kardashian overload? Anyway, I give them a lot of credit. They seem to keep it going. That is it for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer.

BRILL: And I`m Taryn Winter Brill. Remember you can catch SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusively Monday through Friday at 11:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific right here on HLN.

HAMMER: Up next, Dr. Drew goes inside the octumom`s home. Fourteen kids, one chaotic life. A special edition of Dr. Drew on HLN starts right now.