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SHOWBIZ TONIGHT

Hating Casey Anthony; The Truth Behind Kim Kardashian`s $20 Million Wedding; Camille Grammer`s Low Down on Kelsey`s Manhood; Political Star Showdown; Kissing After Marriage

Aired August 11, 2011 - 23:00:00   ET

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CARLOS DIAZ, GUEST HOST: Big news breaking tonight on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT - hating Casey. Casey Anthony officially voted today the most hated person in America - more hated than O.J. Simpson, more hated than Paris Hilton. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with the brand-new Casey hate revelation.

Is Kim Kardashian`s wedding really costing $20 million? Khloe Kardashian reaches out to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT to set the record straight. Plus, the startling new comparisons today between the Kardashians, Duchess Kate and the royal family. Are Kim and Kourtney the new Kate and Pippa?

The explosive SHOWBIZ TONIGHT star showdown. Why Alec Baldwin and Kelsey Grammer may be facing off to become mayor of New York City. And why Matt Damon and Donald Trump could be battling it out to become president of the United States. Who would you vote for?

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

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Hello. I`m Carlos Diaz, in for A.J. Hammer with big news breaking tonight - America`s most hated. Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is revealing it is not just a theory that Casey Anthony might be the most hated person in America, because now we have the cold, hard proof.

A startling poll released today that shows that when it comes to being outright despised, Casey Anthony is in a league of her own. And let me tell you, she has some pretty good competition, including O.J. Simpson.

But wait, there`s more. Just hours after we learned Casey had been voted the most hated person in America came more devastating news.

An investigation by child welfare officials in Florida ended today and they decided that while Casey may have been acquitted on charges she murdered her two-year-old daughter Caylee, Casey was in fact responsible for Caylee`s death. And SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you that that has got to add to the hate factor.

With me tonight in New York is Jane Velez-Mitchell, who is the host of "ISSUES WITH JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL" every night at 7:00 p.m. Eastern right here on HLN. And Jane, of course, covered Casey`s murder trial in Orlando.

Also in New York tonight is attorney Sunny Hostin who is with "In Session" on our sister network, Tru TV.

Let me tell you, guys, it wasn`t even close. Astounding - I mean, 94 percent of the people polled said they disliked Casey, easily making her the most hated person in America.

Sunny, if I were Casey Anthony, maybe I`m thinking of moving out of this country. What do you think?

SUNNY HOSTIN, LEGAL CONTRIBUTOR, "IN SESSION" ON TRU TV: I don`t even know if she can do that, because this trial was covered internationally. So I don`t think moving anywhere is going to help Casey Anthony. What I thought was really fascinating was that O.J. received 84 percent of the vote, right?

DIAZ: Yes.

HOSTIN: And I always compared the Casey Anthony case to the O.J. Simpson case and so many people thought that that was sort of a wrong comparison. But clearly, it isn`t. They are really in the same league.

And if what happened to O.J. Simpson is any indication of how Casey Anthony will lead her life, she`s in big trouble.

DIAZ: Jane, I have a feeling you`re surprised that Casey didn`t get 100 percent of the vote.

JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL, HOST, "ISSUES WITH JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL": Well, this is collection of the people we love to hate, Carlos, and she`s at the top of the list. And this is what`s wrong with our celebrity culture. It has nothing to do with being liked, with being a good person.

There`s an old saying, "Just spell my name right." Now, you don`t even have to spell their name right. As long as we`re talking about them, that`s all that counts. And in a perverse way, this only increases her fame, and that`s what sad about it.

DIAZ: And that`s true. And while it may not be surprising that Casey was the most hated, you`ve got to see who she beat out. Drum roll, please.

Coming in after Casey Anthony with 88 percent of the vote, reality star brat, Spencer Pratt. Yes, Heidi Montag`s other half. Third on the list is octumom, Nadya Suleman, with 87 percent.

The fourth most hated person was O.J. Simpson, who got 85 percent. Jon Gosselin was next up with 79 percent, followed by Bristol Palin`s ex, Levi Johnston, who got 75 percent.

Jesse James with 71 percent - he beat out Paris Hilton who is on the list with 69 percent of the vote. Tying Paris, Charlie Sheen`s infamous madam, Heidi Fleiss. And shock jock Howard Stern was 10th with 68 percent of the vote.

Sunny, Casey was no surprise, but does anything else there surprise you?

HOSTIN: You know, I was sort of surprised that so many people even knew who Spencer Pratt was. I mean, I thought that his 15 minutes of fame was just over a long time ago, so I was surprised at that one.

DIAZ: Yes. I`ve got to say, looking at the list again, I am pretty surprised that octumom outscored O.J. Simpson. She was never accused of killing anyone. She just had a lot of kids. I mean, Jane, you got to feel a little sympathy of octumom here. She`s raising 14 kids of her own.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: I don`t feel any sympathy for her whatsoever. She made this bed and now she is lying in it and she`s got a lot of company. And I`ve got to say that what these people have in common, all of them, is extreme narcissism.

HOSTIN: Oh, yes.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Their own needs, their own desires come before anything and anyone else and that is what makes all of these stories really cautionary tales. And these are the people we don`t want to be like.

DIAZ: All right. Let`s move on now to an even more big breaking news today about the case that is being compared to the Natalee Holloway story, that woman who just disappeared in Aruba just like Natalee did more than six years ago.

Here`s what we know about 35-year-old Robyn Gardner, all right? She was last seen August 2nd near Baby Beach in Aruba. A man named Gary Giordano, who reportedly met Robyn on an online dating site, told police he was snorkeling with Robyn when he signaled her to swim back to shore.

But he claims when he returned to shore, Robyn was nowhere in sight. He tried to hop a plane back to the States but cops arrested him as a murder suspect. Jane, something smells fishy here, and I`m not just talking about the ocean.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Yes. But let`s start with the ocean. Baby Beach is known for being such a calm beach you can bring your babies to swim there. The idea that she would suddenly be swept away in that particular body of water doesn`t make a lot of sense.

This is why authorities detained Gary Giordano. And also, some of the stories that are coming about his past claim that he has anger issues, claims by one woman that he secretly videotaped her having sex with him and then posted those images on the Web.

We can`t independently confirm those claims, but there is a pattern that seems to be emerging that is questionable to say the least.

DIAZ: Well, Robyn`s boyfriend, Richard Forester, claims he had no idea Robyn was even going to Aruba, let alone with this Gary guy. He thought she was in Florida with family and says he wasn`t told she was reported missing.

Richard told Matt Lauer on the "Today" show this morning about a strange E-mail that he got from Robyn on August 2nd saying, "This sucks." And he also told Matt he thinks the story about Robyn going snorkeling is farfetched. Listen.

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RICHARD FORESTER, BOYFRIEND OF ROBYN GARDNER: I believe that she`s too concerned about her hair, about her make-up. At that point in the evening, after noon, being in a place like Aruba somewhere, she`s probably had a couple of drinks and she`s not going to stop to go swimming in the ocean at that point.

She`s probably going to be getting ready to go out for dinner for the evening. But I just know she`s never been fan of snorkeling. She said she may do it, but she wasn`t that interested.

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DIAZ: Richard says Robyn wouldn`t snorkel, wouldn`t want to mess up her makeup. But at the same time, he didn`t even know that Robyn was going to Aruba in the first place. Sunny, do you have any theories about what might have really happened here?

HOSTIN: Well, certainly I think something that we need to address is the fact that she met him while she was dating online. Carlos, I receive so many E-mails asking about online safety, online dating safety tips.

And I think that`s something that we really need to underscore, because this man does have a sordid past, as Jane mentioned. My understanding is that he has two temporary restraining orders because of his anger issues that two women have lodged against him, one his ex-wife.

And so I think that`s something that we really can`t underscore enough, that this is how she met him. And the fact that she`s missing and the fact this man has been detained is, I think, pretty telling about the online dating industry and the fact that there are real concerns there, real danger.

DIAZ: Jane, we`ve got 20 seconds. You`re nodding your head. You agree?

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Oh, yes. Absolutely. We hear these horror stories all the time. People can present any way they want on the Internet. There`s no way to really verify it. And then, with dangling an offer of, hey, come to Aruba and have some fun.

And then, once you get the person there, it`s really a recipe for disaster and we`re going to have to find out what`s at the bottom of this mystery.

DIAZ: All right. Jane Velez-Mitchell, Sunny Hostin, thanks so much, guys. All right. Moving on now, is Kim Kardashian`s wedding really costing $20 million? Khloe Kardashian reaches out to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT to set the record straight.

A big brand-new Kate weight controversy tonight. Kate Moss caught in the middle of a nasty battle over something she said that some people claim promotes anorexia in kids.

Camille`s stunning attack on her ex, Kelsey Grammer. Wait until you hear what she said about his manhood. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

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

TEXT: Beyonce sells out four New York City shows in hours, first show sold out in 22 seconds! Snooki`s boyfriend says he would beat up "The Situation" in a fistfight!

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KELLY RIPA, CO-HOST, "LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY": Do you get irritated when you see the Situation all over her in Italy?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A little bit.

RIPA: In this fight, who would win, you or the Situation?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Obviously me.

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DIAZ: Ann Taylor, meet Demi Moore. Mrs. Ashton Kutcher is the star of the chain`s fall fashion ad. And you could see right here your first look. Demi looks awesome. The campaign was shot on the top of Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Carlos Diaz, in for A.J. Hammer. Tonight, a SHOWBIZ special report - all aboard the TMZ Hollywood train wreck tour.

I`m sure you`ve heard about those tours that let you see where the stars live, eat, hang out - you name it. Well, what about a tour that takes you where the stars ruin their reputation?

Our friends over at TMZ have been there for all the big Hollywood train wrecks. Now, they want to show you all the infamous places where the stars have crashed and burned. So come aboard the TMZ bus tour with SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Kareen Wynter.

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KAREEN WYNTER, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT CORRESPONDENT: If you`re looking for a star bus tour that will give you an exclusive look at, say, George Clooney`s pad or take you inside Hollywood`s rich history, well, this is probably not the tour for you.

But if celebrity gossip and infamous Hollywood hotspots sound exciting, then the TMZ bus tour is your ticket, and SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has a front row seat.

(voice-over) Paris, Lindsay, Halle - just a few of the stars whose not-so- glamorous moments are relived on this cruise through Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

KEITH JORDAN, TMZ BUS TOUR GUIDE: We are going to take you guys out to where the celebrities are actually going to on a day-to-day basis, where they shop, where they eat, where they party, where they play, where they get in trouble sometimes.

WYNTER: And one of the first stops on the tour is not far from where Paris Hilton found herself in trouble some five years ago.

Back in 2006, Paris was stopped for suspicion of DUI on her way to this very In-N-Out burger restaurant. Paris never got that burger, but instead wound up at the police station in Hollywood.

JORDAN: Many celebrities temporarily call this place home.

WYNTER: Then there`s this place, a comedy club on Sunset Boulevard -

JORDAN: The world famous Laugh Factory.

WYNTER: Where "Seinfeld" star, Michael Richards, notoriously went on a racist rant during a standup routine five years ago.

MICHAEL RICHARDS, COMEDIAN: I`m very, very sorry.

WYNTER: From Richards to Paris to Lindsay, TMZ`s coverage of stories like these made it the brand name it is today. And the man who started it all, TMZ head honcho, Harvey Levin, tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that`s why this is not your grandfather`s Hollywood bus tour.

HARVEY LEVIN, TMZ FOUNDER: While I was going through, I was thinking we did something there. We did something there. We did something there. And it`s like, why not put this together and do this as a show? It`s not a tour. It`s a show.

WYNTER: The show also takes us to this corner at Sunset and Courtney. It may not look like much, but remember what happened here?

JORDAN: Where one very famous celebrity almost killed his career.

WYNTER: That famous celeb, Hugh Grant. It was here in 1995 that Hugh Grant picked up a prostitute and was arrested on lewd conduct charges.

JORDAN: One very famous female celebrity got into a whole bunch of trouble right up here.

WYNTER: And trouble is exactly what Halle Berry ran into on Sunset Blvd. by Gil Turner`s liquor store where the TMZ bus tour reminds us Halle crashed her car 11 years ago after broad-siding another vehicle.

Halle famously fled and was later charged with leaving the scene of an accident. And SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you the tourists on the TMZ bus couldn`t get enough of this.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It`s like seeing everything on TV, on TMZ and whatnot, and seeing where it actually happened.

(on camera) Probably a little bit more than you wanted to know about Lindsay and Britney and Paris.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. I didn`t expect to see where they all got busted and they all got booked. That was pretty cool.

WYNTER (voice-over): Lindsay knows a thing or two about being booked.

JORDAN: But she does come to this location like every third Wednesday of the month.

WYNTER: Welcome to the Beverly Hills courthouse where Lindsay has been in and out more times than we can count. But the TMZ tour guide on this tour tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that, sometimes, it`s the unexpected that makes the ride unique.

JORDAN: I go from one moment of giving a tour to all of a sudden, someone in the back row going, "Oh, Keith! CeeLo`s outside." Grabbed the camera out there and interviewing CeeLo about like Britney Spears -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You and Britney - you`re A-OK, right?

WYNTER: TMZ`s Harvey Levin is obviously A-OK with the tour, because like the people on board, you can`t get enough of this stuff.

(on camera) I`ve seen on there. You watch videos where you say you love it and I believe that.

LEVIN: I do and I`ll find bus and I`ll talk to the people and I`ll tell them how much we enjoy this thing. But I love this tour. I really, really love it. I mean, it`s kind of our version of producing a play.

WYNTER (voice-over): And given the never-ending flood of celebrities-gone- bad stories, this is one plate that is sure to have many more acts to come.

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DIAZ: That was SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Kareen Wynter with my main man, Harvey Levin. All right. The two-hour tour will set you back $49 for adults, $39 for kids. It`s a great deal. I mean, you get to see really cool stuff. To buy tickets, head over to "TMZ.com/tour."

Moving on now -

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There`s still a huge debate tonight over this "Dirty Dancing" remake that`s in the works. We`ve been getting a lot of E-mails, Facebook posts and this iReport from Melissa L. in California. She says nobody should try to put Baby in the corner ever again.

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MELISSA L., IREPORTER FROM CALIFORNIA: I think that it is desecrating Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey`s legendary movie. This is a classic. You wouldn`t redo "Gone with the Wind." You wouldn`t redo "Casablanca" or "The Wizard of Oz."

Yes, you can do sequels or, you know - they have the made-for-TV movies of it. And some of them turn into musicals on Broadway. OK, that`s fine. But you just can`t remake this movie, and it`s a classic.

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DIAZ: I completely agree. How about some new ideas? What do you think? Send us your SHOWBIZ iReport. It`s really easy to do. Just head over to iReport.com/ShowbizTonight.

Explosive SHOWBIZ TONIGHT star showdowns revealed this evening. Why Alec Baldwin and Kelsey Grammer may be facing off to become mayor of New York City. And why Matt Damon and Donald Trump could be battling it out to become the president of the United States. Who would you vote for? That`s coming up.

And there`s a dramatic "Sesame Street" showdown tonight. Get this - they`re supposed to have Bert and Ernie getting married. What?

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

TEXT: "True Blood`s" Sam Trammel and "Mad Men`s" Missy Yager welcome twins. Taylor Swift debuts new video for "Sparks Fly."

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DIAZ: Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can reveal that Kate Moss is on the cover of the new "Vogue" magazine. This is the mega-size September fall fashion issue.

Kate looks great, but tonight, she`s also stirring up a big new weight controversy. SHOWBIZ trending tonight - Kate`s skinny shirt showdown.

All right. Here`s the story, "Zazzle.com," a custom t-shirt site, was selling the shirt with the slogan, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." That saying is one of Kate Moss` life mottos she revealed a couple of years back.

The Brits don`t like it. The people who regulate ads in the U.K. banned the advertisement of the shirt on the Zazzle U.K. site saying the shirt promotes anorexia.

Let me bring in author and confidence expert, Jess Weiner. Jess, what do you think?

JESS WEINER, CONFIDENCE EXPERT AND AUTHOR: I applaud them for doing this, and I`ll tell you why. I`m all for freedom of speech. However, we have to become more conscious about the messages that we send to women and to girls.

And what I know to be true as a confidence expert, and the research from Dove proves it, that only four percent of the women around the globe consider themselves beautiful and 72 percent of girls like this feel extreme pressure to be beautiful.

This contributes to it and it`s time to be more conscious consumers and conscious creators of products out there.

DIAZ: You don`t see the shirt as being one of those ironic t-shirts?

WEINER: I don`t find anything ironic when you talk about, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels," and there are millions of people struggling with confidence issues and eating disorders. No, this is tasteless.

DIAZ: All right. I want to hear from you guys, and I want to hear from everyone out there. You can join the debate. Tweet us. It`s tweet #KateWeightDebate @ShowbizTonight. Zazzle says it has now restricted the slogan to just adult shirts. Are you OK with that? They`re not marketing it to kids now.

WEINER: No. No.

DIAZ: OK.

WEINER: Across the board, it`s offensive. I think we have to create a world, Carlos, where women and girls can see beauty as a source of confidence and not anxiety. And this certainly doesn`t help. Again, we can do better for our girls and women out there.

DIAZ: That`s the thing, though. You make some very good points, but do you see it maybe getting out of control? We`ve got 20 seconds. See, where it`s opinions now in the U.K. being edited, if you will.

WEINER: No. Actually, I don`t know so much if they`re being edited. I think they`re being enhanced and evolved. This group that keeps banning photo-touching and airbrushing and shirts like this - this is important. This is a new evolution in the way that we can talk to women and girls and it`s really important.

DIAZ: OK. Jess Weiner, I love having you on as always. Thank you so much. Stay right there because there`s another explosive showdown and a SHOWBIZ trending story that`s coming up, the shocking results of a new poll about kissing after marriage.

Also coming up, the startling new comparisons today between the Kardashians, Duchess Kate and the royal family. Are Kim and Kourtney the new Kate and Pippa? This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

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

TEXT: Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Jonah Hill to present at MTV VMAs. Kris Jenner reveals cover of her new memoir set to be released November 1st.

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DIAZ: Big news breaking tonight on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT - Khloe Kardashian sets the record straight to us. Is big sis Kim really spending $20 million on her wedding? Plus, the shocking new comparisons between the Kardashians and the royal family.

Camille Grammer`s low blow, and I mean really low, like below the belt. Camille`s devastating attack on Kelsey`s manhood.

The explosive celebrity showdown. Why Kelsey Grammer might be going to battle with Alec Baldwin to become mayor of New York City. And would you believe Matt Damon and Donald Trump could be facing off in a run for the White House? Who would you vote for?

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

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DIAZ: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. It`s 30 minutes past the hour. I`m Carlos Diaz, in for A.J. Hammer with big news breaking tonight - it`s the Kardashians versus the royals.

There are startling new comparisons out today pitting America`s reality TV royals against the real deal British royal family. And just in today, Khloe Kardashian is setting the record straight on the wild reports about how much big sis Kim`s wedding is going to cost.

Khloe tweeted, "I love SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. But come on, who in the world would ever spend $20 million on a wedding? Who would spend $20 million on anything? Laugh out loud."

Oh, thanks, Khloe. We love you, too. And by the way, thanks for watching. How you doing? So the royal price tag is false, if it is. But today, the royal Kardashian revelations are very true. Let`s break it all down for you.

Joining me right now in Hollywood, Rachel Zalis contributing editor of "Life and Style Weekly." And from New York, Rob Shuter, "Pop Eater`s" "Naughty But Nice" columnist.

Let`s start with the reported $20 million price tag. That number is burning up the Internet today. But Khloe said it`s been overstated. Rob, the Kardashians are so over the top that $20 million may not sound farfetched. Is it?

ROB SHUTER, COLUMNIST, "POPEATER.COM": I don`t think it is. I think this is what she`s getting out in her tweet to you, guys, which is very nice of her to watch the show and respond.

Kim is not paying $20 million. In fact, the Kardashians are probably not going to pay a penny for this wedding. Somebody else is paying for this wedding. So where these girls are genius is they never spend their own money. It will be somebody else paying.

DIAZ: And let me go on record, by the way. I`ve said time and time again, the Kardashian family - they are truly geniuses, by the way. I`m so in their corner. I think they`re amazing.

All right. I`ve got to get to brand-new reports just revealed today calling Kim the new Kate Middleton and her older sister, Kourtney the new Pippa.

The similarities are shocking. Let`s look at Kim first. Both Kim and Kate are full-fledged fashion icons with millions of fans watching every thread. They both chose top wedding dress designers, Kate going with Alexander McQueen and Kim choosing Vera Wang.

And finally, Kim herself has said that her cake was inspired by Kate`s 10-tiered master piece. Rachel, are you guying what they`re selling? Is Kim the new Kate? Rachel, are you buying what they`re selling? Is Kate - is Kim the new Kate?

RACHEL ZALIS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, "LIFE AND STYLE WEEKLY": it`s really hard to compare. I mean, one is royalty and one is reality. But I guess the Kardashians are the closest we get to the royal family in this country.

People are obsessed with both those girls, what they wear, what they eat, where they go. I mean, it`s insane, but I think actually Kim is a little bit more Pippa because those are the two of the most talked about tushies we have across the world.

DIAZ: That`s a good point.

ZALIS: So there is definitely some comparison.

DIAZ: I do enjoy talking about their tushies.

ZALIS: Right.

DIAZ: Not only is Kim being called the new Kate. Well, her sister, Kourtney, is being called the new Pippa. Let`s break this down, OK?

Both sisters are renowned for their beauty and scene-stealing sex appeal. Both are famous for their independence and opting for wedded-free bliss. And whether they meant to or not, both have hijacked the spotlight from their more famous sister from time to time. Rob, Kourtney as Pippa, what do you think?

SHUTER: There are some really good comparisons there. I would be a little controversial here and argue that the Kardashians are actually bigger than the royals. Never, ever talk about the family as much as we talk about the Kardashians, so I think they are bigger.

DIAZ: Oh, wow. All right. Here come the E-mails. And now, this just in today - earth-shattering news that an even more amazing, even more shocking superstar wedding could be in the works.

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DIAZ: That`s right. Bert and Ernie. An online petition has gathered thousands of signatures asking "Sesame Street" producers to marry the long- time friends in order to help kids learn about love diversity.

It`s no secret that their roommate status has been in question for years. But what do you think? Rachel, should their fuzzy love go legal?

ZALIS: We`d have to start calling them "Bernie" like Brangelina. But listen, I`m totally in favor of gay marriage, but I don`t think "Sesame Street" is the place to politicize that.

It`s a kid show, the same show that cut Katy Perry because she had too much cleavage. And I`m happy just to see a beautiful friendship between the two of them.

DIAZ: Well, "Sesame Street" has responded by calling Bert and Ernie "best friends" and telling SHOWBIZ TONIGHT today, quote, "Even though they are identified as male characters, they do not have a sexual orientation."

Rob, how cool is it that "Sesame Street" hit us back about their sexual orientation?

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SHUTER: Hold on. Kardashians. Sesame Street. Next, the royals will be responding. I think they should totally get married. It`s the perfect place to have the wedding.

I can`t wait to find out where they`re registered. And "Sesame Street" has tackled difficult issues - bullying, domestic violence, addiction. So why not tackle this, too? Let the children learn that love is love.

DIAZ: You know, I agree.

ZALIS: And it going to cost $20 million, too.

DIAZ: But in all seriousness, guys, this would be kind of a cool way to do it, though, you know. I mean, let kids see a different side of things.

And I know a lot of people out there would disagree with it. But in the end, it`s like, don`t you want to teach kids about love, love being love? I`m just saying.

SHUTER: I`m with you.

DIAZ: All right. Rachel Zalis, Rob Shuter, guys, thank you so much. Now, she`s back. Sitcom queen, Roseanne Barr, could be returning to TV.

"Dirty Dancing" is dancing again with a remake, but does Jennifer Grey approve? And did Lindsay Lohan get caught buying drugs? More details in "The Buzz Today."

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(voice-over) Lindsay fires back. Lindsay Lohan has just shot down reports which suggest she was seen buying drugs. Paparazzi video popped up online showing Lindsay swapping cash for a little plastic bag full of unidentified material, and some sites concluded it was a drug deal.

Turns out it was only an innocent collection of rocks and crystals, which she showed to "Radar Online." Lindsay`s rep lashed out at the reports, and in a statement to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, blamed them of "Knowingly and consciously making inferences about Lindsay that are untrue and creating a fictitious story to get more people to visit their site."

Roseanne`s return. Roseanne Barr just might be making a big sitcom comeback. "The Hollywood Reporter" says she has in new show in the works with 20th Century Fox. The comedy is called "Downwardly Mobile," which would be her first sitcom since the 1997 finale of her hit, "Roseanne." All she has to do is get a network to sign on.

Baby`s back. "Dirty Dancing" redo. "Dirty Dancing`s" original Baby Houseman, Jennifer Grey, has just announced she`s 100 percent for the remake of the classic movie she starred in.

Grey tweeted her support for Kenny Ortega who choreographed the original film and will be directing the new one, adding, "Blown away by all of the love expressed for #DirtyDancing. Makes me want to see it again. So grateful to have been a part of it."

Camille`s devastating attack tonight on Kelsey Grammer`s manhood. This one is a low blow. I`m talking below the belt.

And Kelsey in another star showdown. Why he may be facing off with Alec Baldwin to become the mayor of New York City. Plus, Matt Damon goes toe-to-toe with Donald Trump? Why they may be battling it out to become the next president of the United States. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

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

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UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: Zip it, Hello Kitty.

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: Welcome to Guantanamo Bay. You guys like to spoon?

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: Ah, no.

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UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: Traditionally, the man plays the role of the big spoon. But folks, it`s 2011 and even the woman can feel equally at home spooning her man. Be careful not to let your arms get trapped with your special girl. This is worse than death.

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DIAZ: Uncle Jesse? Danny Tanner? What`s going on? Why are former "Full House" stars, John Stamos and Bob Saget cuddling? It`s the SHOWBIZ viral video that you`ve just got to see, and it`s coming up.

Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Carlos Diaz, in for A.J. Hammer.

Tonight, Camille Grammer`s low blow, and by low blow, I mean really low. Tonight, Camille Grammer is taking a startling shot at - how can I put this? The manhood of her ex-husband, Kelsey Grammer.

Camille is promoting the new season of the "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," and she makes what appears to be somewhat of a devastating jab at Kelsey`s manhood or, as she says, lack thereof. Take a look.

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CAMILLE GRAMMER, REALITY TV STAR, "THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS": Kim, grab him by the ears. Big hands, big feet, big disappointment.

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DIAZ: Wait. Did she just say what I think she said - big hands, big feet, big disappointment? Oh, it gets better. TMZ asked her to elaborate and she said, "I had that for 13 years, unfortunately." Yikes! Camille, TMI!

Let`s go to Sunny Hostin, who is a legal commentator for "In Session" on Tru TV.

DIAZ: Sunny, aren`t you so glad I`m coming to you?

HOSTIN: You came to me out of that?

DIAZ: I`ll ignore the obvious legal question, does Kelsey have grounds for a slander suit? Although I`d love to see the evidence presented in that case.

I realize that Kelsey and Camille had a pretty bitter split, but come on. This is total low blow. You don`t do this to a guy. Or did Kelsey deserve it for leaving Camille to get married to a younger woman?

HOSTIN: It`s so TMI, Carlos. And I can`t imagine that anyone deserves that. I mean, that`s private information. The fact that she`s using it publicly to help herself actually and to really help herself in terms of her show, I just think is really, really terrible. It`s awful. It`s awful.

DIAZ: Well, let me bring in Hyla, for no apparent reason. There`s no connection with Hyla. But he`s the co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show "The Hollywood Five Countdown." He joins me right now from Hollywood.

Hyla, Kelsey`s wife responded this afternoon. It`s classic. She tells TMZ, quote, "Perhaps the fault lies not so much with the member in question, but rather with the inspiration at hand." That`s awesome. Hyla, how low will this go?

HYLA, CO-HOST, "HOLLYWOOD FIVE COUNTDOWN": Well, first and foremost, I want to say I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would be on HLN talking about another man`s situation with another man. So I`m going do my best to answer this.

But you know, it`s funny. For 13 years, she didn`t have an issue with this. You know, it`s funny what mucho dinero can do in a relationship and also in the bedroom.

DIAZ: Yes, exactly. It looks like Kelsey might have much bigger issues to deal with, though. He just told the "New York Post" he`s thinking about running for mayor of New York City. But hold your horses, Kelsey, because we learned another Emmy-winning sitcom star is also thinking about trying to become New York`s mayor.

The "New York Times" reported today that Alec Baldwin is also interested. Oh, man, I don`t know who - Sunny, who you going to vote for? Frazier Crane? Jack Donahue? I mean, this is - I would like to see this mayoral vote. What do you think, Sunny?

HOSTIN: I know, and I`m a native New Yorker, so I`d like to see it, too. Look, first, I was shocked when I heard about all this. But there`s so much precedent for actors becoming politicians.

I mean, we`ve got Jesse Ventura. He used to be the governor of Minnesota. Ronald Reagan, the president, a former actor. Al Franken in the Senate - I never thought I`d see that because I remember watching him on "SNL."

So you know, I will say I think the qualities that make a good politician probably make a good actor, too. You`d better be somewhat of a narcissist. You`ve got to have thick skin.

DIAZ: In my (UNINTELLIGIBLE) - did you tell me who you`re going to vote for? Did you tell me this?

HOSTIN: No, I didn`t do that.

DIAZ: Who are you going to vote for? Come on! Who are you going to vote for?

HOSTIN: I`m not sure. I`m not sure.

DIAZ: Sunny, you`re killing me.

HOSTIN: I`ve got to hear their platform, too.

DIAZ: OK. You know what? Let go to an honest person. Hyla, I know that you`re going to tell me. Who are you going to vote for in this case?

HYLA: Well, yes, I think I would go with Jack on this one. Even though New Yorkers are familiar with Weiner in their district, they`ll probably go with Alec Baldwin on this one.

DIAZ: All right. All right. Now, we`ve just gone - OK. Stop the presses for another big story, because there`s another political star battle brewing, this one for the big enchilada, the White House.

On the left, you`ve got Matt Damon. Filmmaker Michael Moore just said he thinks the very politically outspoken Damon should consider running for president. On the right, you`ve got Donald Trump, quit the race for the Republican nomination earlier this summer.

But alas, in a brand-new interview, he just told CNN he might jump back in. Damon versus the Donald in a presidential election. How would they handle the pressures of politics? Judging from their past jobs, they`d have two very different approaches. Take a look.

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DONALD TRUMP, "THE APPRENTICE": You not only lost. You got creamed. You`re fired. This was not close.

MATT DAMON, ACTOR: I swear to good if I even feel somebody behind me, there is no measure to how fast and how hard I will bring this fight to your doorstep. I`m on my own side now.

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DIAZ: Oh, it`s Bourne versus the birther. Hyla, who would win this presidential smack-down? Quickly.

HYLA: Stop. Matt Damon. He owns the female vote hands down.

DIAZ: So you`re saying Matt Damon?

HYLA: Of course. You saw "Adjustment Bureau." He can be a politician. Absolutely.

DIAZ: All right. Sunny, who do you think you`d vote for?

HOSTIN: I`d vote for Damon. I`ve got to say he does have the female vote. He is fine, one fine specimen. I would vote for Matt Damon, some Bourne supremacy right away.

DIAZ: I can get an answer out of Sunny when someone is fine, when somebody`s fine.

HOSTIN: On that one, yes. On that one, yes.

DIAZ: Sunny`s thoughts. Sunny Hostin, Hyla, thank you so much, guys. All right. Did you see this? Uncle Jesse and Danny Tanner cuddling. Former "Full House" stars, John Stamos and Bob Saget have teamed up for a hilarious fake PSA. It`s a guide to the art of cuddling, and it`s gone viral on "CollegeHumor.com." Watch this.

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JOHN STAMOS, ACTOR: Perhaps the most important cuddle is the Stamos touching with your fingers, lightly running the fingers or backs of your fingers along her tender curves. You`re like a cartographer of the female form.

Your exploring fingers are like Lewis and that other guy mapping the peaks and valleys of her body terrain, traversing her every womanly crevasse and claiming it for your own. With the right mix of affection and tenderness, my snuggle-fest guarantees that your woman will stay most cozy. I guarantee it.

BOB SAGET, ACTOR: That`s right.

STAMOS: Bob, what the (EXPLETIVE DELETED)!

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DIAZ: Have mercy. Is it wrong that I`m turned on right now? The video is actually meant to draw attention to Stamos` real life charity, Project Cuddle. The group works to prevent babies from being abandoned.

All right. SHOWBIZ trending tonight, married people so tightlipped. The results of a shocking new poll. Why husbands and wives just don`t kiss that much.

And J.T.`s big return to music. Justin Timberlake said he wouldn`t do it, but check this out. There he is right there in a hip-hop video. So why did he change his mind?

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

TEXT: Eddie Murphy will voice lead character in "Hong Kong Phooey" movie. "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane to oversee Charlie Sheen roast.

DIAZ: Now, the SHOWBIZ buzz list. These are things we can`t stop buzzing about this week. Turn that trash into cash. We can`t get enough of Discovery`s new show, "Dirty Money."

Too good to be real. We`re buzzing about the online art arena "Worth 1,000." It`s well worth the wait.

The new season of "Project Runway" is finally back on Lifetime. The Gleeks inherit the big screen when the "Glee 3D" cuts will hit theaters this weekend.

And here she is - Kelly Rowland just dropped her new album, "Here I Am." This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

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DIAZ: Tonight, SHOWBIZ trending - a kiss is just a kiss. A brand-new poll just out today reveals not-so-known facts about kissing after marriage.

Let break it down for you. According to the British Heart Foundation, one in five married people do not kiss their partner for an entire week. And two in five married people only kiss for about five seconds or less when they get it on.

Author Jess Weiner is back with me right now. Jess, this is outrageous. What`s a marriage without hanky panky? I`m shocked - shocked, I say. Are you?

WEINER: I`m shocked and I`m nervous. I just got engaged and I don`t want this to be my fate, Carlos.

DIAZ: It`s over. It`s over, Jess. You should kiss him now.

WEINER: I know.

DIAZ: No more kissy kissy for you.

WEINER: I`ve got to store up these smooches. Well, I don`t know if this is exactly accurate. I hope not, anyway, for William and Kate. I`m sure they`re smooching it up.

But I kind of look at a study like this and thinking about confidence and where that plays out in marriage. I have a feeling a lot of people are on their smart phones or on their computers. And we`re forgetting that just because we`re connected digitally doesn`t mean we`re connected intimately.

DIAZ: OK. Well, the survey isn`t all bad. Young lovers between the ages of 18 and 24 are making out an average of 11 times a week. Yes. Jess, given these results, is it safe to say the young ones in Britain can bring the fire back to the bedroom?

WEINER: Well, I guess the young ones are getting it on, Carlos. But I think that it`s also age. That`s what happens during that age. What else do you have to talk about? So -

DIAZ: And by the way, let`s just - this is a poll of British people, all right? We Americans - we like to smooch, OK? We like to kiss, maybe a little tongue in there. We are very affectionate people. Do you agree, Jess?

WEINER: I agree, and I think, culturally, the way that we connect will change from culture to culture. And I think that we, as Americans, have to take stock. We have to go home right now, smooch our partners, smooch our boyfriends, girlfriends and keep the fires burning.

DIAZ: Turn to your right, right now and give me a kiss. Ready for this?

WEINER: Sorry, honey.

DIAZ: It`s OK. Jess Weiner, thank you so much. Justin Timberlake`s sudden return to music. He said he wouldn`t do any more music. But even after doing three movies this year, J.T. still found time to get back behind the mike. Wait until you see what he`s up to. That`s next.

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DIAZ: Yes, that`s J.T. with his hoodie on, hat low. Justin kept saying he wasn`t going to do it, but he did. Tonight, Justin Timberlake`s back doing music. After making three movies this year, J.T. directed this brand-new video for hip-hop`s "Freesol," who are signed to his own label.

So is Timberlake going to drop an album of his own soon? He still won`t say. For now, put your hoodie on and you keep your hat low, and enjoy this new track.

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That`s SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Carlos Diaz. Remember, you can catch SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusively Monday to Friday at 11:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific right here on HLN.

Stay right here for "DR. DREW" coming up next. Tonight, he`s got the brand-new clues in the desperate search for the American woman missing in Aruba.

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