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Defending Prince Harry in Wake of Scandal; Joan Rivers Criticizes Over Rihanna Tweet; Kelsey Grammer Opens Up About Divorce; No `Idol` Fireworks for Katy Perry; Crazy Kardashian Connections; Cool Cat Cams; Usher`s Custody Victory
Aired August 27, 2012 - 23:00 ET
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A.J. HAMMER, HOST: Tonight, star Twitter wars. Joan Rivers under fire for joking about Rihanna`s new love confession about Chris Brown. Jones` joking tweet about the night that Chris Brown beat Rihanna is sparking all new outrage, and Rihanna`s speaking out today. Did Joan`s joke go too far?
Hello, I`m A.J. Hammer. Thank you for watching, and tonight in the "SHOWBIZ Countdown," the craziest Kardashian connections. OK. From Oprah to Kanye. Together for all of us to see just last night. And this got us asking, which is the craziest Kardashian connection of them all? Hey, even Rihanna is in the mix. Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT counts down the top five, and wait until you see who is No. 1.
But first we begin another countdown tonight involving Prince Harry, who perhaps can sympathize with Kim Kardashian in what she had to deal with when the whole world got to see her very, very naked, of course, in that now infamous sex video. Of course, in Prince Harry`s case it`s not a video but a picture. That just-revealed picture of the prince naked at a wild party in Las Vegas.
And today we learned that he may be in for a spanking, so to speak, by the British military. But tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can reveal that Dirty Harry now has a lot of defenders. And we are counting them down.
HAMMER: Prince Harry`s nude photo scandal is turning into a royal mess, and today he`s getting an earful from the royal family about that wild trip to Vegas.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Listening to jazz, drinking cocktails. Where will it end?
HAMMER: If only it were as tame as a British period film, like "Fergie (ph) and Elizabeth." Ever since TMZ published photos of a naked Prince Harry holding his sword during a wild romp at his Vegas hotel suite earlier this month, it`s become a huge royal scandal. With some fresh new fallout reported today.
ALEXIS TERESZCUK, RADAR ONLINE: The queen and Prince Charles were very unhappy with Harry.
HAMMER: Radar`s Alexis Tereszcuk tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT not only is Harry hearing about his shenanigans from his family, there are reports today his girlfriend isn`t too happy either.
TERESZCUK: Prince Harry was dumped by his girlfriend, because not even a prince can get away with being naked with other girls in a hotel room in Vegas.
HAMMER: Plus, one British paper is reporting that the nude photo scandal may affect his military career, with his commanding officer reportedly planning to grill the helicopter pilot being about the nude pics.
TERESZCUK: He might be disciplined by the army. They have very strict code of conduct rules.
HAMMER: Still, besides his family, his girlfriend and the British military, not everyone`s mad at Harry. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has Prince Harry`s top five defenders.
No. 5, Rupert Murdoch.
TERESZCUK: He tweeted out his support for the young prince.
HAMMER: Rupert Murdoch tweets, quote, "Prince Harry, give him a break. He may be on the public payroll in one way or another, but the public loves him, even to enjoy Las Vegas."
Murdoch`s supportive tweet is kind of odd, because Murdoch`s own paper, "The Sun," was the only British paper to publish the pictures of Prince Harry`s naked Vegas adventures.
TERESZCUK: He`s got some friends in high places.
HAMMER: Prince Harry`s No. 4 defender on the "SHOWBIZ Countdown," Lady Gaga, who`s been sartorially challenged a time or two herself. She tweets, "Holy mother, Harry looks fit. Hope no one`s mad at him for that. I`m certainly not. #RoyalsArePeopleToo."
Prince Harry`s No. 3 defender on the "SHOWBIZ Countdown," CNN`s own Anderson Cooper.
ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: I think this is so unfair that -- that anyone is making a big deal about this.
HAMMER: Not only did Anderson defend Prince Harry on his show; Anderson`s got some choice words for whoever took the pictures and sold them to TMZ.
COOPER: Who would be so slimy as to accept an invitation to hang out with the prince and his friends, and then sell the pictures of him?
HAMMER: Ouch. Mental note: don`t get on Anderson`s bad side. Prince Harry`s No. 2 defender on the "SHOWBIZ Countdown" is also the most random: Courtney Love Cobain. She tweeted, quote, "Wow, you got to love Prince Harry for showing off the royal jewels. Oh, let him have fun."
TERESZCUK: She`s like the hardest partying rocker out there so I guess he`s in good company.
HAMMER: And Prince Harry`s No. 1 defender on our "SHOWBIZ Countdown," the city of Las Vegas, which is using the whole Prince Harry kerfuffle to remind people of Vegas` No. 1 rule. Let`s say it together.
TERESZCUK: What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Stop. Think before you pick up the smartphone.
HAMMER: The city`s tourism board has a new ad, reminding people of the code. A sort of citywide gentleman`s agreement not to share photos of people living it up in Vegas. And on Twitter, the tourism board called out Harry`s betrayer: "To those who traded their oath to their Vegas brethren, Harry among them, for a few bucks, we deplore you."
TERESZCUK: Vegas has to take this seriously. You cannot have people taking pictures of people that are misbehaving.
HAMMER: Right. Otherwise Vegas would be just like Disney World.
So Harry, to avoid your own version of "Apocalypse Now," here`s some advice. Be careful who you party with, make sure all cell phones are turned off. Because you can`t be too careful, keep your sword in its sheathe.
HAMMER: OK. This really is quite the kerfuffle, isn`t it?
Well, even as people are defending Prince Harry, he`s still facing some pretty tough consequences for that nude Vegas bash. But should everybody just cut the guy some slack?
With me in New York, Megan Alexander, a correspondent for "Inside Edition." With me from Hollywood tonight, Adrianna Costa is a correspondent for "Extra!"
OK, so here we have Lady Gaga. We`ve got Rupert Murdoch. We even have the entire city of Las Vegas now defending Prince Harry today with this very thoughtful message that was on a Web site. Look at this. It says, "Keep calm and carry on, Harry."
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Yada, yada, yada. Adrianna, look, I know you`re based in Vegas for "Extra!" So you really know the true meaning of that phrase. Do you think that motto just doesn`t apply when you`re somebody like Prince Harry, because you`re such a public figure?
ADRIANNA COSTA, CORRESPONDENT, "E!": No, I think it`s horrible. His privacy should be respected.
But as you know, look, A.J., we`re in this business, as well. Everybody`s looking for their slice of fame or, you know, looking to cash in. And clearly, whoever was with him wanted to do just that. Cash in on pictures of him.
And I can tell you, we as a generation are so desensitized because we`ve seen, you know, sex tapes and other pictures being tweeted and sent to each other. So when I saw these pictures, I was like, OK, maybe there was a little bit of lapse in judgment for Prince Harry.
But I -- I mean, once the pictures had been posted, I kind of got over them right away.
COSTA: I don`t understand why this is turning into this worldwide controversy other than the fact that he is a prince.
Now, I have to tell you one thing, just so you know, people in Las Vegas are sort of standing steadfast with that rule, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, because even as a reporter, I was doing my due diligence and calling the papers and making my rounds asking people for their opinions and if they had heard what happened inside. And nobody really wants to talk about this. Nobody wants to be associated. So in a way the community is protecting itself.
HAMMER: I think what they need to do, I know it`s something that was just said, but maybe they need to put a law in the books and start locking people up if they start tweeting photos out.
And I`m with Anderson Cooper. Whoever sold the photos is a slime ball. But I do think it is a little strange that Rupert Murdoch, of all people, would now be telling people to give Prince Harry a break, considering you know, it was his newspaper, "The Sun," that published the naked pictures of Harry. And Megan, you have to see the irony here.
MEGAN ALEXANDER, CORRESPONDENT, "INSIDE EDITION": This is business, all business for Rupert Murdoch. He knows that the public is fascinated with the royals and therefore, they want to see these photos.
The Internet really has changed the game. I mean, it`s true that TMZ and all these different Web sites, they splash the pictures all over. The papers try to, you know, restrain themselves and make good with the royal family, if you will, and Rupert Murdoch says, "No, we`re missing out on the Vegas story."
But A.J., what`s most interesting to me is that Prince Charles` personal handlers asked the papers to please not show the photos, that there would be no reason the public would be interested in these.
ALEXANDER: Yes, right. Rupert Murdoch said, yes, they want to see them.
HAMMER: OK, we must move now from royal fallout to Twitter lash-out tonight. Comedian Joan Rivers under fire today after criticizing Rihanna - - Rihanna over Rihanna`s confession that she still has feelings for her ex- , Chris Brown, despite the fact that, of course, he beat her up.
Here`s what Rivers tweeted that has everybody in an uproar. "Rihanna confessed to Oprah Winfrey that she still loves Chris Brown. Idiot. Now it`s my turn to slap her."
Now Adrianna, Joan is obviously a comedian; she`s trying to crack a joke here. But do you any in way think that`s funny?
COSTA: I mean, look, this is what comedians do. They sometimes put their feet in their mouths.
She definitely was pushing the envelope with this statement. I believe that Joan really thinks it`s true, as well. Don`t go back to a guy who would beat you, because it will happen again. She followed up with another tweet saying that.
But here`s my problem with this story, OK? My issue is that we in this business know celebrities come out, when we interview them, they give us the sound bites. The pre-rehearsed sound bites we want to hear. Rihanna laid it all on the line with Oprah. She told her true feelings, whether they were right or wrong. And I think she should be applauded for that.
Whether I agree or not she should go back to Chris Brown, or -- I think people are concerned because it sends the wrong message to other girls out there who may be in similar situations: abusive relationships. But I respect the fact that she came out there and really put it all on the line and shared her true feelings. It made her human. It made her relatable.
HAMMER: I don`t think anybody is disputing that, but I think -- I think for Joan Rivers -- and Joan, you know I love you -- but to even make a joke using the word "slap" against a domestic violence victim, I think that is crossing the line if there is a line.
Megan Alexander, Adrianna Costa, got to leave it there. Thank you both so much.
We move tonight to "Crazy Kardashian Connections" You know, Beyonce, within arm`s length of Kim K. that had tongues wagging this summer. How did Kim K., of all people, hook up with the queen bee? Well, that connection has us asking, what degrees of crazy Kardashian connections could there be? You won`t believe what other A-listers take the top spot in our "SHOWBIZ Countdown" tonight. It is the top five crazy Kardashian connections.
And Katy Perry offered 20 million bucks to join "American Idol." Sounds good to me, but did she take it? I`ll tell you coming up.
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HAMMER: Rosie O`Donnell`s secret wedding. Just a week after Rosie shocked us with the news of her heart attack, she`s now revealing that she`s married. Rosie`s publicist tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Rosie married Michelle Rounds on June 9. This is just after Michelle was diagnosed with more (ph) tumors.
Rosie blogged about the secret nuptials, saying it was just the two of them, and they married before Michelle was scheduled to have surgery. Rosie says they do have a plan for a dream wedding when they are both recovered. So congrats to both of them.
Coming up next, Kelsey Grammer`s bombshell confessions to Oprah about his split from Camille Grammer.
HAMMER: Well, there`s a brand-new twist in the bitter breakup between Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry and her ex-, Gabriel Aubrey, as they fight for custody of their young daughter, Nahla. Halle`s fiance, actor Olivier Martinez, is reportedly testifying to help keep Nahla in France away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi. Now, Halle`s ex- wants to prevent the move, so Nahla would not live so far away from him.
Halle`s split is just one of many bitter star breakups making big news tonight. Kelsey Grammer is re-opening the wounds of his painful split from "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Camille Grammer.
Kelsey just revealed to Oprah Winfrey just how bad things got between him and Camille. And I`ve got to say, I can`t imagine these new comments are going to help smooth things over at all. He told Oprah that he is only sad about one thing regarding his divorce, and he also revealed a bombshell about his 13-year marriage to Camille. You`ve got to watch this.
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KELSEY GRAMMER, ACTOR: My only sadness is actually about the kids. They`ve heard a lot of things, and they`ve been dealing with a lot of things. And they`re still told a lot of things on a daily basis that aren`t true. I devoted myself to the last marriage I had, because it was - - I just said to myself, OK, I`m not doing this again. And so I stayed because I`m stubborn and I was not in it or happy in it.
OPRAH WINFREY, MEDIA MOGUL: For a long time?
GRAMMER: For a long, long time. Yes. Yes. Pretty much was over as soon as it began. And...
WINFREY: So you can hang out for 13 years and be miserable?
GRAMMER: Well, I did the garden. I had things to do. I had a couple of kids I was growing. It was all about kind of growing things. You know, did stuff that occupied my, you know, waking hours and...
WINFREY: How did you...
GRAMMER: Kind of disappeared.
WINFREY: How did you bear the facade?
GRAMMER: I thought it was kind of a self-imposed -- like a sentence.
GRAMMER: Like I`d been sentenced to it in a weird way by myself.
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HAMMER: Wow. A self-imposed sentence. That`s about as harsh as it gets. With me right now from Hollywood, psychologist Wendy Walsh is also an expert on DatingAdvice.com.
So, Wendy, you heard Kelsey right there mentioning his kids being hurt by things that were said. Don`t you think him saying this stuff on national TV, about his marriage to the kids` mother being just like a jail sentence, is just as hurtful?
WENDY WALSH, PSYCHOLOGIST: Yes, he also likes to say that the only reason that he -- or the nice thing he did to her before they divorced is help make her famous.
Listen, when you say something bad about somebody else, it`s really something you feel about yourself. You know, Karl Jung thought up that a long time ago.
Yes, this can hurt the kids and, yes, all these celebrity adults need to rise above this nonsense and put the kids first.
HAMMER: Yes, he said that he was doing that almost in a way, you know, "Rah-rah, good for me, I`m not going to go through another divorce."
But I`m thinking, you know, Kelsey could head down to "Cheers" and grab a beer with Usher and they could talk about their bitter breakups because R&B star Usher was just granted primary custody of his two young sons after what really became such an emotional battle with his ex-, Tameka Raymond. In the middle of their custody war, sadly, Tameka had lost her 11-year-old son in a Jet Ski accident.
Now, Wendy, there`s a lot of bitterness going on between these two. How can Usher carry on with his ex, Tameka, now that he has been granted primary custody, especially when you think about the fact that Tameka is planning to appeal the ruling?
WALSH: First of all, I can`t imagine the pain she`s going through, having lost one son and now two more. And we don`t know why and what the circumstances are, so I don`t want to speculate on that.
But what I will say is that Usher can help his children have a healthy mother by being a healthy father. Whether those visitations need to be happened without fight and without conflict, whatever he needs to do, and he needs to, like many exes, keep their mouth shut about the other ex-.
HAMMER: Yes. Yes. Hopefully they can smooth it out. All right, Wendy, your insight`s always terrific. Thanks so much.
Moving on tonight to crazy Kardashian connections. Get this, Oprah on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." It happened. But who would have thought that Oprah would actually hook up with the most famous reality family on TV? Well, that got us thinking about other crazy Kardashian connections. If Oprah gave the Kardashians the green light, who else could be connected to Kim K.? We are counting down the crazy Kardashian connections next.
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HAMMER: OK. Is Madonna about to take Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera on tour? Well, a brand-new report says, no.
It has been about ten years since their famous shocking triple lip lock at MTV`s video music awards back in 2003. According to "The Hollywood Reporter," a fan tweeted that the reunion was happening. But both Madonna and Christina`s rep deny the claim.
Britney`s rep reportedly says, you know, Britney is just too busy judging for "X Factor" these days.
Britney and Christina are two of the big pop stars who are hopping on the reality competition judging bandwagon. But tonight Katy Perry reportedly says she is not joining them.
Now, according to reports that are just out today, Katy was offered a record-breaking $20 million to join Mariah Carey on "American Idol." Twenty million bucks. So would she be nuts to turn them down?
Joining me from Hollywood, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Nischelle Turner. And Michelle, we`re talking about $20 million. Not your average payday by any stretch. If it is true that Katy turned down that kind of cash, I`m thinking she`s got a really good reason. Would she be crazy to turn that down?
NISCHELLE TURNER, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT CORRESPONDENT: In a short answer, yes. Absolutely she`d be crazy to turn down $20 million. But A.J., it looks like that may well be what she did.
Now, she`s got hit songs on the charts right now. I mean, she`s still really doesn`t need a second job, you could say. And back in July, she did say that she didn`t think it was right for her, meaning "American Idol." But $20 million?
I mean, the networks are really starting to come out of the pocket for these judges now. Look at this. First of all, if she were to take that job, she would have been making $20 million. Mariah Carey will be making $18 million for her one season in "Idol." That tops what Jennifer Lopez was making. She was making $12 million her last season. And Britney Spears is reportedly making $16 million for the "X Factor." I mean, this is some serious cash.
Katy, I`m sorry, she must, like, her and Bill Gates must be getting together for an investment if she`s turning down $20 million.
HAMMER: Some things are more important than money, though. I mean, nobody ever thought Stephen Tyler would do it. Nobody thought Mariah Carey would ever do it.
HAMMER: They both did it. So you get the "no" from Katy. I`m assuming "Idol" is obviously still looking to fill that chair. I`m saying why don`t they go for one of the biggest pop stars who has ever lived, because the worst they could say is no. What do you think, Madonna in that judge`s chair next to Mariah?
TURNER: I`m with you. I think her and Mariah Carey together on television would be magic, because they are both divas in their own right in a very good way, a lot of times.
But you know what? Madonna, not sure about this one. She is, though, wrapping her tour in December, so it looks like she could be available.
She posted on her Web site this message to her fans. She was apologizing, especially to the people in Australia. She said her kids are getting older now, and she`s been away much too much from them. And what she thought she needed to do as a responsible parent, because she`s juggling being a mother and being an entertainer, was stop the tour, take the time, and spend time with her kids.
HAMMER: She would tell you, she wouldn`t be telling the truth, but she`d tell you she`s never heard of "American Idol."
All right. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Nischelle Turner. Thank you both so much.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Who ever thought these two would ever get together? Well, Kimye`s connection. You`re not going to believe what other A-listers have aligned themselves with the most famous family on reality TV. Wait until you see the "SHOWBIZ Countdown" tonight. Who will be the most surprising star on our crazy Kardashian countdown tonight? You`ll find out coming up.
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A.J. HAMMER, HLN HOST: Right now on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, crazy Kardashian connections. Now, think about it, Kim K seems to be making time with just about every A-lister in Hollywood. She`s even palling around with superstar Beyonce through her Kanye connection.
Tonight, it`s the "Showbiz Countdown, Crazy Kardashian Connections". I`m revealing the surprising super celebrities who are BFFs with the Kardashians and whether or not sharing the Kardashian limelight is such a good thing for them.
Plus kitty cam craziness -- SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is taking you inside the secret life of your cat.
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JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Ever wonder what cats do when they think we`re not looking? Me, neither. Thanks to kitty cams hanging off their necks, now we know.
They`re jumping over fences. They`re scrambling across roofs.
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HAMMER: Late night binges, sewer expeditions and back-alley fights. Do you really have any idea what your favorite feline does when you`re not around?
SHOWBIZ TONIGHT continues right now.
Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Thanks for watching. I`m A.J. Hammer.
And tonight, in the "Showbiz Countdown", the top five crazy Kardashian connections. It was a double dose of superstardom last night. Oprah Winfrey stepped into the reality TV world appearing on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians". After all turnabout is fair play but I never could have imagined this happening.
First you had the Kardashian family appearing on Oprah`s "Next Chapter" giving Oprah record ratings and just last night Oprah returned the favor.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We`re going to go over to this staircase, family, and do some photos.
OPRAH WINFREY, TALK SHOW HOST: Makes a good photograph like all my girls at school.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: One, two -- yay.
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HAMMER: Yay, indeed. Oprah is really joined by a growing list of stars seemingly very happy to share the spotlight side by side with reality TV`s famous royal family. So is this new TV trend a masterful mix of reality TV and Hollywood`s finest?
Oprah`s Kardashian connection kicks us off at number five on tonight`s "Showbiz Countdown". Which is the craziest of them all? I`m bringing in Megan Alexander, who`s correspondent for "Inside Edition", an expert on all things crazy; with me from Hollywood, Michael Yo host of the "Yo Show" on Yahoo! The name is just crazy.
After the Kardashian`s big debut on Oprah`s Network, fans were obviously eager to see the other side play out last night on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" featuring Oprah Winfrey. Let us all watch this moment together.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: My spanx rolling down?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Your spanx are looking good.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Perfect.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You can`t see them.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We go first, so it`s a little different from, you know, being able to repeat the scene and see how it was going.
WINFREY: I would think when you marry a sister and the sisters are always in each other`s lives, do you ever want to tell the sisters to butt out?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, not really. They (inaudible). She`s strong- willed.
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HAMMER: You know that was the deal, too, if Oprah is going to show up and film us, we`re going to film the whole thing and put it on our show. That`s what the Kardashians were saying. The entire family was there, of course, and everybody, of course, excited to be with Oprah.
It seems to have been a nice trade-off. We all know Oprah`s network has been struggling.
Here`s our showbiz flashpoint. Can the Kardashian brand actually help Oprah? Megan, I`m going to start with you.
MEGAN ALEXANDER, CORRESPONDENT, "INSIDE EDITION": I never in a million years thought I would say this, but maybe. A.J., can we just take a moment and say, "Oprah, where have you been? Come back." Such a contrast to see Oprah Winfrey with the Kardashian family but look, let`s examine this. The Kardashians average about 5 million viewers an episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians".
ALEXANDER: The OWN network is struggling, A.J. They can`t even crack a million viewers. So Oprah is a smart business woman and she said, "I want to tap into that Kardashian audience."
HAMMER: But who would have ever thought that Oprah Winfrey would be doing that? That to me is what the bigger story is.
HAMMER: Yes. And we had talked about that fact before she ever shot that show that she had said she wouldn`t go down the road that she apparently had to go down but you have to make business businesses and evolve.
Michael, look, I know you`re a friend of the Kardashians. But you well know, Michael that there are those who don`t think highly of them or what their image stands for. So do you see any downside to Oprah and the Kardashians, you know, essentially teaming up here?
MICHAEL YO, HOST, YAHOO!: Not at all because here`s the thing. Kardashians they bring two things. They bring ratings and they bring sales. All their products they come out with sell through the roof, and of course, "Keeping up with the Kardashians", every spinoff that comes out that`s on E! is very, very successful. So Kardashians equal money and ratings. That`s two things right there.
HAMMER: I have a feeling Kanye West had that in mind. Look, we`re seeing Kim`s relationship with Kanye starting to play out more and more in front of the cameras on the family`s reality show. And Kanye happens to be at number four as we count down the craziest Kardashian connections.
Last night, on the show, Kim revealed that boyfriend Kanye would actually help her change her look starting out with cleaning out her closet. Let`s watch how that little gem played out.
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KIM KARDASHIAN, REALITY STAR: Ok, should we not like these? No. No, no, no. I need these. Oh, yes. Yes. Shouldn`t I just keep this for, like, my daughter one day?
This is all I was left with when I walked in. Look. She did go through here and tag everything of what she thought I didn`t need any more. Everything is tagged.
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HAMMER: And that would be Kanye`s stylist. She really let Kanye go in there and take over. I`m thinking actually it might be great for fans to finally see the happy couple really and truly enjoying each other`s company.
I can`t even believe I`m using those words, "really and truly", Megan, because it`s true, and I think you agreed with me when the couple news started breaking that the idea of Kim and Kanye as a couple was insane to us. Now that we`re actually seeing them and the relationship play out on the show, not so crazy.
ALEXANDER: No. And I guess, they can relate. And I think that was one of the things that was missing with Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries is that he wasn`t at her level. He was trying to understand this whole world. Look, girls appreciate a guy that can give you some pointers on your shoes or tell you that jacket is not the greatest or not in style.
I think she enjoys that. He`s at her level, financially, in terms of their success. I think he enjoys being part of the family. This is kind of fun to watch.
HAMMER: Ego, did you say? Listen, no. But I was poking around online today and look, some people are saying that this peek inside the relationship really makes Kanye seem just a little controlling which is shocking.
Michael, should they hold back a little bit? Perhaps not reveal so much? Or just let it all hang out there, it`s what they do?
YO: You know what, here`s the thing. I think they should let it all out, because I`ve interviewed two different Kanye Wests. I`ve interviewed the rapper Kanye West and the philanthropist Kanye West when he talks about his mother, Donde West (ph). When he talks about how he wants kids to stay in school in Chicago.
So that side of Kanye I can`t wait for people to see because it`s a very loving Kanye with no ego. I think you`re going to see some of that on this show. I think it`s great for the audience to actually see the real Kanye West as opposed to the one that`s on stage and has an attitude. So I hope that comes out and I hope people get to see it.
HAMMER: I do, too, because that can make people like myself cynical about Kanye because I`ve seen more of the negative side -- what I consider to be the negative side. I would like to see the positive side, too.
And, yes, obviously one of the reasons the Kardashians have been so successful is because they do lay everything on the line. That takes us to number three on our "Showbiz Countdown" of crazy Kardashian connections and "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis. Now he is a long-time friend to the family.
Let us take a look at how he started to influence Kendall and Kylie even at a very young age.
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JOE FRANCIS, CREATOR, "GIRLS GONE WILD": What are you doing?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Girls Gone Wild.
FRANCIS: Hold on. No, no -- I got to shoot this.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Are you recording?
FRANCIS: I`ll shoot it.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "Girls Gone Wild" is, like, this. Woo. Woo.
FRANCIS: You girls are a little crazy. You know what; I`m going to start managing you girls.
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HAMMER: Ok. Is anybody else just creeped out? I`m so completely creeped out just watching that. I get they`re having fun, joking around. You would think that the Kardashians would want to distance themselves from Joe Francis given Kim`s sex video history. After all he`s the businessman behind the "Girls Gone Wild" series.
Here`s our Showbiz Flashpoint, have the Kardashians gone wild? Are they pushing it too far?
ALEXANDER: Absolutely. Kris Jenner, where were you through this whole moment? If I remember correctly, Bruce Jenner was the only one that had a problem with this. She`s failed as a mother. This is going way too far. It`s not funny.
And look at how young those girls were. Oh my gosh, it`s not something to joke about and this is what really gets me fired up. Come on, at least let the mother get in there and say no. Instead she`s hanging out with him and drinking.
HAMMER: Creepy. Creepy. All right. I want to move on because I`m creeped out.
The next crazy Kardashian connection that really caught people by surprise at number two -- it`s Beyonce. Kim`s relationship with Kanye seemed to spawn this new budding friendship with Beyonce because of his connection to Jay-Z.
Michael, if it is possible that maybe the Kardashians can help Oprah, is it crazy to think that, perhaps, Beyonce can boost Kim`s star power somehow?
YO: Beyonce boosting Kim`s star power, I don`t think so. I don`t think -- I think they`re both at the same level in two different arenas. You know, Jay-Z and Beyonce in the music side. Kim and Kanye -- well, Kanye`s on the music side but Kim`s a reality star. I think they`re all equal. Beyonce being talented in singing and there is a talent to reality TV.
HAMMER: Very different.
YO: And Kim Kardashian`s nailing it.
HAMMER: Ok. That`s fair enough.
YO: Very different.
HAMMER: Yes. Let`s just acknowledge that. Michael, Megan, even more star power in the "Showbiz Countdown" of crazy Kardashian connections. We`re working our way to number one. The big reveal is coming right up.
And we are moving on tonight from the Kardashians` complicated connections to your own cats` complicated reality, caught on tape. Now, if you think your cat is just roaming around the neighborhood when you let him or her out of the house, you are wrong.
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MOOS: ever wonder what cats do when they think we`re not looking? Me, neither. Thanks to kitty cams hanging off their necks, now we know. They`re jumping over fences. They`re scrambling across roofs.
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HAMMER: Be very worried about what you may learn tonight. And get ready for the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT kitty cam. It will have you wondering if you really know your favorite feline at all.
This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.
HAMMER: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is counting down the top five crazy Kardashian connections. You got to see where we are so far. Number five on the countdown, Oprah`s reality risk? The queen of talk appears on the Kardashian reality show.
Number four, Kimye PDA? Kim and Kanye, the star couple`s relationships taking center stage on reality TV.
In at number three, Kardashians gone wild? The reality TV family plays up their relationship with "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis.
Number two on our countdown, Beyonce boost? Is Beyonce`s budding friendship with Kim Kardashian actually boosting Kim`s star power?
That brings us as you see to number one on our craziest Kardashian connection countdown. It`s Rihanna, stepping out with Rob Kardashian on a play date -- a day-long play date. I just said that out loud. It must be true.
Back with me, "Inside Edition" correspondent Megan Alexander and Michael Yo. He`s host of "The Yo Show" on Yahoo!
Listen to this. Over the weekend, Rihanna and Rob, what do we call them, Robhanna? Well anyway, they were first spotted go-carting and then they partied on Saturday night at a nightclub. I have to tell you, seeing Rihanna and Rob together set the social media world ablaze as you would imagine.
Megan, can you imagine them in a relationship? Is that just crazy? I see it and I don`t make a mental connection that`s actually happening.
ALEXANDER: Yes, I don`t know. Thinking about Rob as a good boyfriend or thinking about Kris Jenner as my potential mother-in-law, I`m not sure which is more scary or crazy.
Listen, she needs to just have fun right now.
ALEXANDER: She needs to just enjoy life. Rob seems to be a harmless, decent, nice guy. He`s got a lot of sisters; seems to be able to communicate well with women. So just have fun. Let`s not take it too seriously.
HAMMER: I don`t know. I spent a little time with Rob when he was doing "Dancing with the Stars". And gosh I`ve known Rihanna for a decade or more. So I like them both. I just don`t know if I see the two of them together.
But Michael, what do you think.
YO: I love this relationship, no, I don`t see them together. I see them just hanging out having a great, great time and seeing them as really, really good friends. But as a relationship, you know, I think Rob`s too laid back for her. You know, he really -- it may sound weird, but he`s not in to all the public knowing what he`s doing.
YO: Like he only shoots the show when he has to. Honestly, if he didn`t have to be on the show, he wouldn`t. You know? So that`s Rob Kardashian.
HAMMER: Maybe was he -- he`s got a line of socks or something like that?
ALEXANDER: He wants to have a clothing line. But Mom says no.
HAMMER: Listen, we saw when Rihanna gave her tearful confession to Oprah that she still loves Chris Brown. So I think, you know, maybe something like this is what she needs, as you said, Megan, to just kind of move on, have some fun, enjoy herself. And it`s certainly getting better attention than anything about Chris Brown would get for her right now.
ALEXANDER: Exactly. Enjoy your 20s. Be carefree. That really is what she needs. I think, you know, nobody should grow up too fast in this world. And today with all of our gadgets and everything, kids are just growing up way too fast. So enjoy being a 20-year-old.
Rob`s maturity level, hopefully, high up there -- I don`t really know.
HAMMER: Here`s the thing. I will tell you this. Obviously he`s used to the spotlight. He knows what it takes to stay away from the cameras if you have to stay away from the cameras. You`re not going to learn that any place better than being in a Kardashian family. Megan Alexander, Michael Yo, thank you both so much.
You think the reality is crazy, but the Kardashians, you haven`t seen nothing.
Get ahold of this wild new reality cam show.
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MOOS: Ever wonder what cats do when they think we`re not looking? Me, neither. Thanks to Kitty Cams hanging off their necks, now we know. They`re jumping over fences. They`re scrambling across roofs.
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HAMMER: This is actually pretty amazing. It`s the secret lives of cats caught on tape. You may think you know what your favorite feline is up to, but your kitty could actually be living a double life -- SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with your shocking kitty cam revelations.
This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.
HAMMER: Well, now the Black Eyed Peas Will.I.Am is going intergalactic. You have to check this out. His brand new song, "Reach for the Stars" is debuting tomorrow on Mars. I`m really not kidding about this.
He`s actually teamed up with NASA to have the whole new track bump out of the speakers of the Mars rover Curiosity. That is a 780-million mile round trip for that song. I have to think if there is any life on Mars they are going to be jamming tomorrow. Imagine that. Pretty cool.
Well, tonight, caught on tape. Now, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has revealed a lot of secrets and a lot of remarkable video over the years, but tonight, we are showing you some secret video that is going to change the way you think about your favorite feline forever. That`s right. We`re unveiling the kitty cam.
As CNN`s Jeanne Moos found out, it is a window into the secret life of your cat. And I have a bit of a warning for you. This tape may shock you.
MOOS (voice-over): Ever wonder what cats do when they think we`re not looking? Me neither. Thanks to kitty cams hanging off their necks, now we know. They`re jumping over fences. They`re scrambling across roofs. They`re hiding under cars and growling at dogs.
University of Georgia researchers teamed up with National Geographic to put critter cams on 60 pet cats. Got to love those whiskers. The video was eye opening for the owner of Booker T.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I knew that Booker T`s favorite place to go was down in the storm sewer. And now I know what the storm sewer looks like.
MOOS: And when Booker T stopped for a drink you could almost taste it.
Then there was the cat that stumbled on a tree stump full of Chex Mix to chew on.
But most popular prey for cats in the study -- lizards. That`s a lizard in his mouth. Turns out there was a lot of bird watching but less bird-killing.
(on camera): Birds accounted for only 12 percent of the creatures killed.
(voice-over): The study resulted in cat calls ranging from virtual killing machines to secret world of slaughter. But only 44 percent of cats did any hunting when left outside.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: They brought home an average of two prey items per week.
MOOS: That probably doesn`t count the cat that attacked an opossum that came too close to the cat`s home. Chief researcher Carrie Ann Lord said most cats left their prey after they killed it.
CARRIE ANN LORD, CHIEF RESEARCHER: Rather than bring it home as a gift for the owners.
MOOS: It doesn`t take a kitty cam to know that cats turn up in weird places like the ceiling of the University for Peace in Costa Rica. One of the most common places they hang out seems to be under cars. One of the cats gave the undercarriage of this truck a closer look than most mechanics would.
(on camera): Perhaps the most emotionally devastating revelation of this study, say it isn`t so, four of the cats were found to be leading double lives, cheating on their owners.
(voice-over): Archie the tabby was caught on kitty cam in a neighbor`s house. These two-timers are getting --
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Not just food but also love and affection and a place to sleep during the day.
MOOS: As for the owner --
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I feel like one of those women on the talk show, you know, my husband has two wives. My cat has two families.
MOOS: Get your mind out of the sewer.
HAMMER: That was CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Don`t worry. I`m sure your cat isn`t two timing you.
All right. Moving on now to Ryan`s royal revelation. Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte telling all about partying with Prince Harry in Vegas. It all happened on the same day those infamous naked pictures of Harry were shot.
HAMMER: Tonight it`s Joan Rivers versus Rihanna. Why Joan just says she wants to slap the superstar singer.
Plus swimming champ Ryan Lochte reveals brand new details about his impromptu race in Vegas with Prince Harry.
Usher`s ex-wife fights on after his big custody win.
That tops the buzz today.
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HAMMER: Usher`s custody victory. Usher has just been granted primary custody of his two young sons after a grueling courtroom battle with his ex-wife Tameka Raymond. The former couple has shared joint custody of his kids until Friday when a judge ruled that Usher has better stability. Usher`s ex is reportedly gearing up to appeal.
Rihanna/Rivers Twitter war. Joan Rivers sparked a blowout on Twitter with Rihanna after Rivers called Rihanna an idiot for revealing she still has feelings for her ex, Chris Brown, on Oprah`s "Next Chapter". The "Fashion Police" host tweeted, "Rihanna confessed to Oprah Winfrey that she still loves Chris Brown. Idiot. Now it`s my turn to slap her." Rihanna quickly tweeted back saying, "Wow you really do get slow when you roll." Adding, "Slap on some diapers."
Rivers didn`t back down aiming her message with an invitation for Rihanna to appear on Joan`s show.
Ryan`s royal revelation: Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte just revealed to Jimmy Fallon new details about partying with Prince Harry the same night that those infamous naked photos of the Prince were snapped.
RYAN LOCHTE, OLYMPIC SWIMMER: His people came over to my table and said, you want to meet Prince Harry? Like, oh, yes, all right. I walked over. And I met him. I shook his hand and everything. He was like, hey, do you want to go and race me? I was like, all right -- he was like, we`re going right now. All right. So we dove in.
JIMMY FALLON, TALK SHOW HOST: No.
LOCHTE: Fully clothed and everything.
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HAMMER: Tonight, brand new details about the man behind the horrific Colorado movie massacre. Was he reaching out for help just before the shooting?
Dr. Drew takes you inside the mind of the shooter starting right now.