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Target Justin; Madonna "Express Yourself" Diss to Lady Gaga?; Who is the Hottest Mama in Hollywood?; SHOWBIZ Viral Video Showdown
Aired May 29, 2012 - 23:00:00 ET
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A.J. HAMMER, HOST: Target Justin, after a paparazzo accuses Bieber of a beat-down. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT dares to ask, is Justin Bieber under siege just because he`s a star?
Also tonight, Madonna fuels the Lady Gaga copycat controversy, mixing "Express Yourself" -
With Lady Gaga`s "Born This Way."
Expressing a tribute or taking a swipe at Gaga?
Beyonce`s smoking post-baby concert comeback.
Plus, Jennifer Lopez gets steamy with her younger man moments after reuniting with her ex. Who is the hottest mom in Hollywood? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT starts right now.
Hello. I`m A.J. Hammer. And tonight, it is pop star pandemonium, I tell you. Justin Bieber, Britney Spears both at the center of wild headlines.
And tonight, we`re separating fact from fiction. First, we have got to talk about Bieber. He remains the target of an assault investigation.
The alleged victim, a paparazzo who was tailing Justin and former Disney star and girlfriend, Selena Gomez. Now, apparently, the photographer got in Justin`s way and the alleged altercation ensued.
So the hot debate tonight, is this the real case of a Bieber beat-down? Or is this just a guy who is seeing an opportunity to cash in on his run-in with one of the world`s biggest pop stars?
With me in New York, Amanda Seales, host of MTV`s "Hip-Hop POV." In Hollywood tonight, entertainment journalist, Hyla.
All right, guys. Justin was apparently coming out of a movie theatre with Selena when a photographer was reportedly blocking Bieber`s car and wouldn`t move. And that`s when this alleged incident occurred.
And now, the photographer`s pressing charges. Justin`s camp has declined comment on this. We did speak with our legal experts, and they tell us Justin could be in some real trouble.
But Amanda, would you be surprised if this case actually goes anywhere?
AMANDA SEALES, HOST, "HIP HOP POV": I mean, if there`s no visual evidence, then I don`t see how it could actually really go anywhere. I mean, I need to see some type of empirical proof that this went down.
HAMMER: You have to - Amanda, this was at a shopping mall. There were a lot of people witnessing whatever it is that went down.
SEALES: Yes. But I feel like, in a Justin Bieber situation, there would be more people on the side of, "What? It`s Justin. He would never do wrong."
SEALES: They would be like, "Yes, he clocked him."
HAMMER: Yes. Well, you know, it`s interesting to see him again at the center of a controversy. This will happen when you`re a big star.
HAMMER: But remember, it was just last year when a woman claimed Justin fathered her child. Justin denied those claims, but he even offered to take a paternity test and he did a song about it.
That leads to our SHOWBIZ flashpoint, is Justin Bieber unfairly targeted because he is a huge star? Hyla, you`re out there in Hollywood with all the huge stars. What do you think?
HYLA, ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST: This story is felonious on so many levels. First of all, Justin Bieber - he`s a wee little man. He`s not out beating up a big photographer. That`s ridiculous, OK? Number one.
That photographer should be ashamed of himself if he was beaten up by Justin Bieber, went to the hospital and an ambulance. Bieber didn`t do any of this garbage.
This is a guy just trying to rile him up and get that picture that he needs to try to make a couple of extra dollars. This is going to go absolutely nowhere.
Of course, he`s targeted. He`s the hot thing right now. This is what photographers do. I`ve been run off the road by these idiots before. It`s no surprise they`re doing this to him in just in a different way.
HAMMER: And Hyla, you`re no wee little man. I mean, Hyla said today on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Justin Bieber, a wee little man.
But what do you think, Amanda, is it - you know, look, when you are a huge star, and really in his case, the biggest pop sensation on the planet at the moment, would you say that probably has more to do with what`s actually going on here? We can`t be sure.
SEALES: Of course. I mean, let`s be real. This is not new, like we`ve seen this happen several times, this sense of extortion happening with these artists and with these huge stars. However, he`s been spending a lot of time with boxers, so -
HAMMER: Yes. Well, there is that.
SEALES: You know, sometimes -
HAMMER: Let`s talk about that for a second, because believe it or not, he was actually just with Mike Tyson days before practicing some boxing.
HAMMER: So could it be, Hyla, you know, maybe your wee little man, Justin Bieber, just wanted to try out some new moves?
SEALES: Funk it up.
HYLA: Yes, he`s hanging out with Floyd Mayweather, too. He walked out during the fight. He also calls Floyd Mayweather the best boxer pound for pound boxer of all time.
So that, right there, he loses a little credibility with me even though he`s a great talent. If he`s trying to throw some punches at a photographer, hey, high five to you. He`s got good friends that have his back. So yes, go ahead, dude. Beat up a photographer.
HAMMER: But let`s also remember how crazy it all gets. I mean, Hyla, for goodness sake, was run off the road by one of these guys.
But the truth is we`ve seen this stalkerazzi(ph) versus star thing turn into a Olympic sport with, you know, Sean Penn all those years ago when he went after a cameraman with no apologies and really took him down.
HAMMER: You know, sometimes stars can reach their breaking point. And that could be what happened if Justin Bieber did, in fact, react in a violent, aggressive way.
SEALES: There really is this sensibility that celebrities are not human beings, that they have like no sense of proximity, et cetera.
And a lot of these paparazzi feel like, "You`re famous so I have a right to do basically whatever to get my shot." And it`s like, "No, I have a right to also have like my personal space. And if you get in it, I`ve been hanging with Mike Tyson. It could go down."
HAMMER: Yes. Yes. And for you to keep people out of that space, the hair will keep them -
SEALES: The hair -
HAMMER: Can you reenact for me what you did as I was beginning the show tonight? I`m over here reading and she`s doing all this -
SEALES: You`ve got to pump it out. You`ve got to pump it out.
HAMMER: You know, that`s very distracting, but thank you, anyway, for (UNINTELLIGIBLE).
SEALES: Thanks, A.J. I`ve got to look right. I`m next to you. Come on, man.
HAMMER: You look like a pop star yourself. And there`s more pop star pandemonium we need to talk about tonight. Britney Spears always sparking some big headlines, not just big hair, after her first week as a judge on the "X Factor."
Is there really trouble brewing here though? There are wild reports flying around that say that Britney stormed off the set in a huff during her first day of auditions.
Britney denies the report. In fact, she tweeted something I`ll read to you right now, "Britney walks off? LOL, was just taking a little break, people. I`m having the best time."
OK, Hyla, separate from the fact that she said, "people" like that. And I`m nervous to need to know when, is this exactly why Simon Cowell hired Britney Spears?
Because he knew whatever she did on set, good, bad, it would get his show attention, and that`s what his show, "X Factor," needs.
HYLA: She is getting a monster paycheck and Simon needs her to deliver on these goods. Absolutely. Who cares if she is stormy or if she`s not? We`re talking about it.
Because if this "X Factor" doesn`t work with Britney on the panel, Simon is in trouble, you know. If you can`t work with her, then you`ve got to, like, start from scratch again.
HAMMER: But Hyla, you`re probably with me that there is a piece of you that wishes or hopes that this is true and she did actually storm off and that we`re going to get to see said footage.
HAMMER: Of course, I guess given her reputation, you know, before things got better in her life, she wouldn`t want that kind of footage out there.
HYLA: No. We want a little bit of this little messy Britney. She can`t just sit there and say, "Hey, you all. Good job. See you?" No, she`s got to bring the dramatics. That`s what we expect now from our reality shows.
HAMMER: Yes. And look, I`ve said it before, my biggest fear with Britney going on the show is that she was not going to really bring too much of herself to the table.
I really hope she does because that`s what she needs to do, I think, for it to make a difference on this show. She can`t just be all reserved and hanging back.
But Simon Cowell already shutting down the talk of any kind of a Britney storm-off. He did an interview which appeared on the "X Factor`s" Web site.
Here`s what he said, "There was no walking off. We have breaks every five or six songs. You can go have a cigarette. You can go to the loo," and that`s the bathroom for him. Thank you.
"So as soon as anyone left their chairs, it was reported that someone had left the show and they hadn`t."
Well, Amanda, back to the point. Whether the story is true or not, you know Simon is loving the fact that the "X Factor" is in the news. And here we are, chatting about and saying "X Factor," "X Factor."
SEALES: Yes. He hired Britney because he needs a (EXPLETIVE DELETED) crazy top star as a judging host, like as a panelist. That`s part of Simon`s whole formula, and she fits that role.
I mean, we would really be annoyed if she was just up there, just normal and regular.
HYLA: Don`t forget either, I mean, like Simon has stormed off. Paula has stormed off.
SEALES: That`s the whole thing.
HYLA: This isn`t necessarily a bad thing.
HAMMER: Right. In fact, producers probably say, "If you storm off, we don`t care. We`re all right with that." All right. Hyla, Amanda, go storm off. I`ll see you later.
Moving now to Madonna`s monster mash-up. Did Madonna just add fuel to the conspiracy that Lady Gaga`s "Born This Way" is a knockoff to "Express Yourself"?
Expressing a tribute or epic diss? Hot mamas Beyonce kills it on stage months after giving birth. Jennifer Lopez gets steamy with her younger man moments after reuniting with her ex, Marc Anthony. Tonight, who is hotter? This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.
Right now, Prince Harry reveals when he realized that his grandma was a huge deal.
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PRINCE HARRY OF WALES: When we were young, it was very easy to take our grandma for granted. And you know, she was just a grandmother to us. And it`s only really sort of been over the last sort of five, eight, 10 years that I`ve actually grown to sort of understand and accept the huge deal that she is around the world.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, my god. Is this real?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. I want you to chainsaw this thing for me.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Hey, that`s like a nice bag. Tyler got this bag to destroy in a photo shoot. And it`s really just a logical step for him in his theory of destroying, you know, expensive items.
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HAMMER: Why in the world did Clint Eastwood`s daughter, Francesca think it would be a good idea to take a chainsaw to a $100,000 Birken bag and then light it on fire and do it all on her family`s reality show.
The burning Birken bag has now sparked a big, big backlash. Eastwood is under fire tonight. Clint Eastwood`s daughter is on the hot seat tonight for taking a chainsaw to and torching this very expensive bag on her reality show, "Mrs. Eastwood and Company."
Francesca`s boyfriend, Tyler Shields, is an artist, and he came up with the idea of burning the bag to make a point about people`s obsessions with material things.
Well, I can tell you that is not the message people are getting. A lot of people are just furious, furious about this, some even threatening Clint`s daughter.
I`ve got to wonder what Francesca`s dad, Clint, does think about all of this.
With me, from Hollywood, Kita Williams, from Hollywood who is a celebrity publicist. Kita starred on the reality show, "The T.O. Show" on VH1.
So Kita, we know that Clint had reservations about having his teenage daughters in his wife Dina`s reality show. And Dina recently revealed Clint`s reservations to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Watch what she told us.
DINA EASTWOOD, WIFE OF CLINT EASTWOOD: Once the kids got thrown in the mix, I think a little resistance started. And I applaud him for resisting the fact that two teenage girls are going to be in a reality show.
He`s kind of an anti what you imagine Hollywood would be. So there isn`t anybody doing his shopping for him. He`s at the grocery store.
If you want to see Clint Eastwood in Carmel, go to Whole Foods. You know, he does everything. And he just kept saying, "Don`t let it all get to you. Don`t start buying into it, girls."
That`s his concern, is that they`re going to think that somebody buying your food and painting your nails is normal.
And it`s not normal unless you can afford it. Unless you can get a job and pay for that kind of stuff, that`s not normal living.
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HAMMER: And there`s nothing normal about the backlash that we`re seeing over this. You know, up until now, Clint Eastwood and his family have lived very private lives.
Kita, I`m thinking that Clint is now living his worst nightmare and probably regretting letting his kids do the show.
WILLIAMS: Absolutely. Of course, he is. I mean, here`s a man who`s built his business on his talent, you know. And you`re going into what we consider the new TV, which is reality television.
As a father, he had great concerns, and obviously his concern has come to light. I think it`s unfortunate that, you know, the whole situation has gone into them threatening her life.
But I`ll tell you something. The one thing that I would do first as a publicist is to be able to take this situation and see how I could spin it around, book my client on a few shows and see if we can sell this piece of art at a charity event for more than the bag was worth.
Other than that, it`s just the product of being privileged and favored. And I think that being 19, it got to her head. And if she sees it as art, it`s truly an expensive consequence she`s paying.
HAMMER: Yes. Very expensive, and not just financially, obviously. Yes, you mentioned how bad the backlash has gotten, Francesca actually receiving death threats over burning this $100,000 Birken.
But Francesca`s boyfriend, Tyler Shields, is taking full responsibility for the stunt. He wants it off the shoulders of Clint`s daughter.
Late today, he released a statement to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Here`s what he says, "As an artist, I put myself out there 100 percent."
"By doing that, I sometimes face criticism, but I would not be who I am or where I am if I didn`t. For people who are upset with Francesca, she didn`t buy the bag. I did and I give plenty of money to charities and I support a lot of people financially."
"So before people become so upset, they have to realize this is how I make a living."
You know, I have to tell you, Kita, I don`t think that`s going to smooth this over with so many people. Do you think Francesca is the one who should be out there talking about this now to get this all quieted down?
WILLIAMS: I think she should. I mean, obviously, she was participating. We all know that when you participate at anything, regardless of whether you`re charged with the crime, you`re aware of what`s happening.
I feel bad that, you know, it takes a bag for people to really understand what we`re going through as a country. I mean, $100,000, you`re going to burn it for art.
And true, he`s an artist, so of course there are artistic, creative things that he sees that we don`t see.
WILLIAMS: I just don`t see artistic value in burning a $100,000 bag, or maybe I`m just jealous because I can`t afford it, you know.
HAMMER: Yes. That could be it, too. I appreciate your insight. Kita Williams, thank you so much.
Moving on now to something I am just thrilled to share with you. On Saturday, June 23rd, 8:00 p.m. Eastern, HLN is going to be bringing you live the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. This is so cool.
The action begins with SHOWBIZ TONIGHT live on the red carpet. And all of the stars arrive for this incredible show. That`s at 7:00 p.m. Eastern right here on HLN.
And you could be live on our red carpet show if you answer the HLN red carpet sweepstakes by going on HLNTV.com/DaytimeEmmySweeps.
You`ll win the trip to the Daytime Emmy. You get a whole new red carpet makeover. You go to the Daytime Emmy show and you also appear with me that night right here on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
And don`t forget you`ve got to watch the Daytime Emmy Awards live on Saturday, June 23rd, 8:00 p.m. Eastern on HLN.
So are Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher actually getting back together? Secret meetings. Mystery tweets. We`re separating rumor from reality.
This is an incredible viral video with people swooning from coast to coast. I guarantee that when you see this viral video, you will, too.
Time now for the SHOWBIZ buzz list - here`s what the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT staff is buzzing about this week.
We`ve been waiting 20 years for this. "Dallas" is back. Big drama is back in the "Big D" with the series reboot starting June 13th on TNT.
We`re devouring the new book "American Grown" by Michelle Obama.
It`s called "Duets," but we`re singing along to "Can`t Get Enough Duets" on ABC.
We`re buzzing about the Facebook camera, the new app that makes it easier to upload and see your Facebook flicks on your Smartphone.
Ashton is back. Ashton Kutcher returns to "Punk`d" with his victims, Kim Kardashian and Drake.
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ASHTON KUTCHER, ACTOR: I`m coming home.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Ashton Kutcher returns to punk Drake and Kim Kardashian.
KIM KARDASHIAN, REALITY TV STAR: Something weird is really going on.
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HAMMER: Did you see this? This 81-year-old skydiver has become a rock star. People cannot get enough of this daredevil who cheated death and now says she isn`t done yet.
I`ve got to tell you, I`ve seen this video half a dozen times. I still can`t believe my eyes. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Kareen Wynter with the backstory about this amazing granny and what she just said about what she wants to do next. Kareen?
KAREEN WYNTER, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT CORRESPONDENT: Incredible story, A.J. All right. Here`s the backstory Lavern Everett - she wanted to go skydiving for her 80th birthday last year. Not a bad idea, right?
Well, in midair, things went horribly wrong, A.J., as she slipped out of the harness that held her safely to her instructor.
Look at that. As you can see, she tumbled through the air, hanging on for dear life, and by some miracle, she landed safely. Laverne says, you know, she got a few bruises.
Somehow, the video, A.J., it ended up online recently and Laverne is now an 81-year-old superstar. You have to hear what she told Matt Lauer this morning on the "Today" show about her experience and what she wants to do next. Listen.
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MATT LAUER, CO-HOST, THE "TODAY" SHOW": Have you always been a daredevil, a thrill seeker?
LAVERNE EVERETT, 81-YEAR-OLD SKYDIVER: Yes. I don`t know, for a long time, anyway.
LAUER: Yes? So 500,000 people, Laverne, have gone on and taken a look at this video. How does that make you feel?
EVERETT: Oh, god. I don`t - I`m in shock.
LAUER: Yes? Are you a little nervous that 500,000 people have seen your brassiere?
EVERETT: It hasn`t bothered me so far.
LAUER: Maybe I shouldn`t have brought it up. Maybe I shouldn`t have said it. So what are you going to - so you want to go in a racecar now?
EVERETT: Well, I`ll consider it if even the chance.
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WYNTER: My goodness. A racecar, really? God bless her, but let me just say she is one sassy, hip and cute grandma, wouldn`t you agree, A.J.?
HAMMER: I agree, and I believe I have my new inspiration in life. Kareen, thanks so much.
Time now for the SHOWBIZ lineup - here`s what`s coming up at the bottom of the hour on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
What is going on here with Madonna`s musical mash-up? Is she paying tribute to Lady Gaga in a never-before-seen mash-up of "Express Yourself" and "Born This Way"?" Or is Madonna just stirring up trouble with Gaga again?
Well, there`s no doubt that Ingrid Michaelson is honoring Madonna, Gaga and other music icons in this dynamic new video.
Incredible Ingrid. It is the viral video sensation you won`t be able to take your eyes off of. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.
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HAMMER: Big news breaking tonight on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT - the copycat controversy. Did Madonna just add fuel to the conspiracy that Lady Gaga`s "Born This Way" is a knockoff of "Express Yourself"?
Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT dares to ask, is this "Born This Way" mash-up a tribute or trouble?
Plus, another explosive SHOWBIZ TONIGHT showdown, the battle for Hollywood`s hottest mom title. J. Lo getting down and dirty with her 25- year-old boy-toy just moments after her reunion with her ex, Marc Anthony.
Beyonce`s superhot onstage return months after giving birth. Tonight, who is hotter?
ANNOUNCER: TV`s most provocative entertainment news show continues right now.
HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Thank you for watching. Tonight, Madonna madness. It`s the war of the pop divas. In one corner, we have the queen of pop, Madonna. And the other, Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga.
Now, these two have faced off before, but tonight, Madonna expresses herself in an unbelievable new way. There is this brand-new video which just surfaced today. It actually shows Madonna covering Lady Gaga`s "Born This Way" during a rehearsal for a concert in Tel Aviv.
So what`s the big deal? Well, you might remember when Gaga first released that song, a whole lot of people were accusing her of ripping off Madonna`s classic, "Express Yourself."
So you have to wonder if Madonna was just having a laugh or actually issuing a big old diva smack-down.
Who better to ask than "Drop-Dead Diva" star, Margaret Cho? Her hit show returns for its season premiere this Sunday on Lifetime. We`re all excited about that.
And joining us as well, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT favorite diva analyst and entertainment journalist, Hyla. Good to see you as well, Hyla.
So Gaga`s "Born This Way" has been out about a year now, so has this controversy. Gaga has always said the song is an original. Madonna said when she first heard the song, it sounded "familiar," was the word she used.
Well, Madonna definitely just dumped some fuel on this fire when she was spotted at this concert rehearsal fusing the two songs together. That`s fusing the two songs together. I`ve to say, it`s actually pretty seamless. Watch.
OK. Wow. You hear Madonna singing, "She`s not me. She`s not me." Margaret, what do you think is going on here? Is Madonna sending Gaga a big nod, a big diss?
MARGARET CHO, REALITY TV STAR, "DROP-DEAD DIVA": I think it`s a little bit of a diss. But at the same time, you know, we wouldn`t have Gaga if Madonna didn`t exist.
I mean, Gaga is such an important performer, but it`s because Madonna is such an important performer. It`s not really fair to compare them. They`re relevant because of where they came up and how they exist from. But also, it`s the exact same song. I mean, it is exact same song. Exactly the same.
HAMMER: It is certainly very - similar sound. Yes.
CHO: I can`t tell the difference and I love both songs.
HAMMER: And it`s funny, originally, when I had heard about this, I thought, oh, Madonna just having a little fun during her rehearsal.
But now, you hear it in its full form how produced this thing is, you know, with the backup singers and everything, this was something she was intending to do.
CHO: She wanted to do it and I think - but I think Madonna fears too much that she`s losing relevance.
HAMMER: Well, that`s my next point. What is her motivation here? Because you can`t help but note that Madonna`s album sales are down. Gaga really has become the Queen of Pop.
Hyla, could it be this isn`t a nod or a diss. Is it an effort, perhaps, from Madonna to stay relevant? Madonna had to know people would hear about this.
HYLA: No, absolutely. This is very calculated. Everything that Madonna does is very calculated. I wouldn`t be surprised if someone in her camp leaks this video out.
They need press for this tour, absolutely. I mean, her manager said that "One of the ways we`re going to sell albums is through this tour." He needs people talking about it and she needs it, too.
HAMMER: Yes. She knew this was going to get out is there, and here we are talking about it. Hey, hey, my, my.
There`s more big news I must get to right now. That was a Neil Young reference, for some reason, in the Madonna-Gaga segment.
Here`s my question though. Are Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore reconciling? There are brand-new reports today that say the former couple who were dramatically broken up after six years of marriage, have actually been spending time together, even meeting with a spiritual guru to talk about their future.
And this is really raising a lot of eyebrows. Let`s take a look at what my good friend, Wendy Williams had to say about this whole thing.
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WENDY WILLIAMS, HOST, "THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW": Ashton, I`m leaving it up to you to put an end to this. You know you want your own kids. You know you have got more smooshin` with strange girls, too.
I mean, right, you guys? I don`t blame the guy. I mean, he`s young. He`s wealthy. Why not?
And Demi, I don`t even understand why you`re letting him bark up your tree. You guys have no roots together. This is just not - it`s not good. It`s not good? It`s not good.
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HAMMER: So Wendy saying it`s not good. She doesn`t want this reconciliation to happen. And I think a lot of people probably feel the same way when you think about their split happened after reports that Ashton cheated on Demi.
So Margaret, if this is true, are you kind of thinking, oh, Demi, not such a great move?
CHO: I don`t know, I kind of like them together because she gives so much, I think, hope for older women. You know, I`m an older woman myself.
And I think that`s a great thing she can go after somebody much younger than her and also very interesting and a star in his own right, of course. And I think they`re a cool couple. But I don`t believe in monogamy myself. That`s my own thing.
HAMMER: You don`t believe in monogamy?
CHO: I don`t think anybody really is.
HAMMER: You don`t believe in monogamy -
CHO: I don`t know if anybody really is.
HAMMER: So in that case, it`s acceptable if they got back together if the reason, in fact, they broke up was because of a third party.
CHO: I think - I don`t know. Why not just open it up, have a good time. Just be swingers.
HAMMER: Hyla, do you feel the same way. Would this be a good move if Demi and Ashton did wind up getting back together? I don`t see it happening, but what if?
HYLA: I mean, I`m feeling Margaret`s approach to dating. I`m down with that. But as it relates to this particular situation, I mean, every single relationship is different and complicated.
At the end of the day, we`re not in their bedroom. We`re not in their living rooms. We don`t know the capacity of what exactly happened and what`s happening today.
There could be a reconciliation that`s going down, but it might not be a romantic one. It may just be on a friendship level, which I would love to see that. Yes.
HAMMER: I would love to see that, too, because they had a complicated, extended family. And if they can work it out to all remain in each other`s lives, I think it can only be a good thing. Margaret Cho, Hyla, thank you both.
Don`t forget to catch Margaret in the season premiere of "Drop-Dead Diva" Sunday on Lifetime.
Well, now we move from the hottest pop stars in Hollywood to the hottest stories anywhere. The King`s tomb for sale? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is revealing the details of an auction for Elvis` crypt.
Also, a brand-new bully bombshell from the former stars off "Sister, Sister." And real-life "Sex and the City" marriage as Cynthia Nixon ties the knot. That story tops our "Buzz Today."
(voice-over) Marriage in the city. Cynthia Nixon just tied the knot with girlfriend, Christine Marinoni. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you Cynthia and Christine were legally married in New York on Sunday.
The couple got engaged three years ago at a rally to support same-sex marriage in the Big Apple. And in true "Sex and the City" fashion style, Nixon wore a custom dress by Carolina Herrera.
The King has left the crypt. Elvis Presley`s first resting place could be yours for a price. Beginning next month, Julien`s Auctions of Beverly Hills, California will conduct the sale of Elvis Presley`s crypt at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Crypt held The King`s body for two months before it was moved to Graceland. The bidding for Elvis` crypt starts at $100,000.
"Sister, Sister" bully revelation. Tia and Tamera Mowry just revealed to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that they were bullied in high school.
The former stars of "Sister, Sister," who now appear on the reality show "Tia and Tamera," opened up to us about their horrible experiences in high school and how they learned to stand up to their bully classmates.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It got so bad that I felt like I needed to say something. There were times where we would be in the hall getting our books out of the lockers.
And I will never forget a kid being down the hall and he said, "Your show sucks," just like that, out loud, in front of all the kids. And I said, "You know what? I`m sick and tired of this. I`m finally going to say something."
And then I turned around and I said, "Well, the check don`t."
HAMMER: I`m sure that works. And get this big buzz. On Saturday, June 23rd, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, HLN`s going to be bringing you live the 23rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
All the action gets underway with SHOWBIZ TONIGHT live on the red carpet as all the big stars arrive for what`s going to be an incredible show. That happens at 7:00 p.m. Eastern right here on HLN.
And you could be live in our red carpet show if you enter the HLN red carpet sweepstakes by going to HLNTV.com/DaytimeEmmySweeps. The URL is on your screen - HLNTV.com/DaytimeEmmySweeps.
You will win the trip to the Daytime Emmys. You get a whole red carpet makeover, you go to the Daytime Emmy show. You also get to appear with me that night on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
Make sure you watch the Daytime Emmy Awards live. It`s going to be terrific, Saturday, June 23rd, 8:00 p.m. Eastern right here on HLN.
We move on now to two big SHOWBIZ showdowns - Beyonce versus J. Lo. Are they fighting it out for the title of the hottest mom in Hollywood?
Well, "Forbes" just named J. Lo the most powerful woman in the biz. Beyonce back on stage blowing it up the just months after giving birth. Who is hotter?
Plus, the SHOWBIZ viral video show-down. The marriage proposal with more than six million YouTube hits.
Imagine that. And the incredible music video that shows one of the coolest makeup transformations ever. What`s your pick? This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.
You`ve got to watch this. First lady Michelle Obama telling the ladies at "The View" that the president tucks her into bed at night.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
BARBARA WALTERS, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND CO-HOST, "THE VIEW": Does he tuck you into bed at night?
MICHELLE OBAMA, UNITED STATES FIRST LADY: He does.
WALTERS: Really? Why is that?
M. OBAMA: That has always been, you know, a tradition. It`s one of the many ways Barack shows me and the girls how special we are. And I mean, that`s the thing touches me about him.
I don`t care what`s on his plate. I don`t care what he`s struggling with. When he steps off that elevator into our residence, he is Barack and dad.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
HAMMER: Did you do a little double take there? Yes, that`s a sizzling hot Beyonce getting back to business. It`s her very first post-baby concert, taking the stage in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Wow, what a performance that is.
Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Welcome back, Beyonce. Tonight, hot mamas! I don`t get to say that often enough. Hot mamas!
I`ve got to give it Beyonce, turning it out in the unbelievable first time performance since Baby Blue. Beyonce is just the latest superstar mom making a very quick comeback and looking better than ever, right?
Well, from Beyonce to Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey. Tonight, it`s a very explosive SHOWBIZ TONIGHT showdown. Who wins the title of Hollywood`s hottest mom?
Let me bring in Amanda Seales, who is the host of MTV`s "Hip Hop POV." From Hollywood, celebrity publicist, Kita Williams, who starred on VH1`s "T.O. Show."
So all eyes have been on Beyonce, waiting and waiting for her big return to the stage. And even though she has been on stage so many gazillion times in her life, she just released a video admitting that she was even a little nervous about getting back on stage this time. Watch this with me.
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BEYONCE, POP STAR: It is exciting. I feel a little nervous. I`m enjoying being a mother, so it`s like going back to my old job.
And it`s a little strange, but it`s important that you don`t lose yourself, that you still have your own passions and come back to work, come back to business.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
HAMMER: She`s back to business. There you have it. And look, it can`t be easy to have the whole world watching to see how you do. Even Michelle Obama was there.
And you know, I`m thinking with the title of "People`s" world`s most beautiful woman, Amanda, there is really nothing Beyonce can do wrong.
SEALES: She has a Teflon uterus. I mean, I don`t know how this is possible. It`s like you burst a watermelon-sized person, and now, you`re doing this.
Like the performances, the footage have looked phenomenal. Her body looks crazy. It`s not like she`s out there in a burka performing.
I mean, she is wearing her regular two-piece (UNINTELLIGIBLE) and just giving it everything she`s got. I love it.
HAMMER: I can`t see her in a burka. Also, we can`t help but compare Beyonce to Jennifer Lopez, who we just saw on stage this weekend with her soon-to-be ex, Marc Anthony.
They`re promoting their reality series. The very next day, zoom, she`s off to Las Vegas hanging with her boyfriend, Casper Smart.
To our SHOWBIZ flashpoint, Kita, I want your honest opinion here. Does J. Lo`s fantastic life make her the hottest mom?
WILLIAMS: You know, I`ll say I think J. Lo - she`s a brand. And I always say she is the new booty moneymaking machine. She really gets out there, does her thing from one end as a business, but then also as a mother of two.
And I mean, at the end of the day, just like she said, I don`t know how they do it. She gets on the stage. She dances around. She does her thing. She gets paid to talk.
I really think that it`s a close run. J. Lo has been doing her thing for a while. However, talent - if you throw talent into it, as far as being a talented mother, talent - Beyonce would win in my book.
HAMMER: The new booty moneymaking machine. All right. Let`s get down to it, Amanda, with your take on this, because, look, you`ve been talking about these stars for years. J. Lo, Beyonce, hottest mama. Who is it going to be for you?
SEALES: I`m going to go with Kita on this one, because -
SEALES: Yes, I`m with you, sis - because Beyonce is hot, but then also the talent is really, really there.
SEALES: It`s one thing to come back from pregnancy physically. But then you also have to get your voice back. You know, that`s also not an easy thing, like she`s doing several things in this show.
SEALES: J. Lo is gallivanting, you know. She`s doing a lot of gallivantation(ph).
HAMMER: And having a good time doing it. All right. Hold on. Let me confuse the matter and throw this in the mix and give honorable mention to Mariah Carey, also fresh off a performance, also looking great, enjoying life, babies, husband, Nick. Kita, does Mariah trump Beyonce and J. Lo both as the hottest mom?
WILLIAMS: Well, you know, it depends. She might be the hottest mom going through menopause, because Mariah is a little bit older. You know, she has a little bit more mileage on that mommyhood machine of hers.
So you know, if you want to put that into effect, I would. But at the end of the day, I`m just going to stay in the lane of Sasha Fierce a.k.a. Beyonce a.k.a. Mama Fierce. I give Mariah much due respect.
WILLIAMS: But you know, I still have to kind of go with Beyonce.
HAMMER: We`re right there with you, Kita.
WILLIAMS: Yes, Beyonce is the head (UNINTELLIGIBLE) in this situation.
HAMMER: I don`t know about menopause. Let`s not get into that. Amanda, Kita, thank you both so much.
We move now from Hollywood`s hot moms to the hottest video on the Web. The marriage proposal viral video. This thing has gotten more than six million hits. Look at this.
I`m telling you, you`re going to fall in love with this video. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.
And now, to SHOWBIZ first listen. Justin Bieber`s brand new track "Die in Your Arms."
HAMMER: Tonight, it`s a SHOWBIZ viral video showdown. In this corner, we have the lip dub marriage proposal that now has more than six million hits on YouTube.
In that corner, it`s the great singer Ingrid Michaelson`s amazing transformation into John Lennon, Lady Gaga and Gene Simmons.
Well, the brilliant comedian, Margaret Cho, is right here with me in New York as our SHOWBIZ showdown ref tonight. Are you OK for this role?
CHO: I`m ready to go.
HAMMER: Let`s get into it. I want to bring this up first on our SHOWBIZ viral video showdown. It`s the marriage proposal that happened in Portland, Oregon.
Now, Isaac Lamb got about 60 of his friends and family members to help pop the question to his girlfriend, and here`s how it went down.
HAMMER: I mean, you`ve got to love the dance. Was that a dancing rabbi, the guy with the towel, does it look like? I don`t know.
CHO: I love that.
HAMMER: So anyway, the girlfriend said yes.
CHO: That`s great. What if she said no, though? That would have been terrible.
HAMMER: Well, I wouldn`t be here talking to you though.
CHO: Yes, it would be so sad.
HAMMER: Are you saying yes to this video, too?
CHO: I`m saying maybe. They`re very different videos and it`s hard to say which one. This one has a lot of heart appeal, but the other one, you know -
HAMMER: Well, let`s talk about that. Let`s roll it out. It`s our other big contender. It`s the Ingrid Michaelson video, "Blood Brother." Let`s check this out.
I`m actually still having (UNINTELLIGIBLE). It`s getting Ingrid attention. I`ve always loved her. Great, incredible transformation. Margaret Cho, as our ref, is this the winner to you?
CHO: I wonder, like, I just think this is also great. They`re so different. I might have to go with the marriage proposal, the lip dub, just because a lot of texting went on before that happened.
You know, lots of organization, lots of agreeing with everyone, making sure they were all on the same page, they were all going to meet in the same place. They`re all going to be saying the same thing.
HAMMER: OK. So the winner is?
CHO: The marriage proposal.
HAMMER: The marriage proposal. Great job as the ref.
CHO: Thank you.
HAMMER: Thank you very much. Margaret, always great to see you. And don`t forget to check out Margaret in the season premiere of "Drop-Dead Diva" this Sunday on Lifetime.
And SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, is going to be live on the red carpet for the Daytime Emmy Awards. So excited about this. And get this - you can be live on the red carpet show if you enter the HLN red carpet sweepstakes.
Do that at HLNTV.com/DaytimeEmmySweeps. That URL is on your screen, HLNTV.com/DaytimeEmmySweeps. You get to win the trip to the daytime Emmys. You get a red carpet makeover. You go to the daytime Emmy show.
I mean, this is pretty incredible. Plus, you get to appear with me that night on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Watch the Daytime Emmy Awards live, Saturday, June 23rd at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on HLN.
And that is it for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. You can catch us weeknights, 11:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific right here on HLN.