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Nicki Minaj Denies Threatening Mariah; Rebecca Black Stands up to Bullying; Top Five Body Battles

Aired October 4, 2012 - 23:00:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, HOST: Tonight the SHOWBIZ Countdown top three Nicki versus Mariah shockers. Nicki Minaj`s shouting match with Mariah Carey goes into overdrive. Is Barbara Walters now in the middle? Nicki threatens Mariah with a gun? But which outrageous shocker will top the SHOWBIZ Countdown?

Hello and thank you for watching. I`m A.J. Hammer.

And tonight we`ve got two big SHOWBIZ Countdowns, including the top five stories breaking over "Body Battles," including the startling new controversy over Kim Kardashian promoting diet pills and talking about the weight she thinks she needs to lose.

And then there`s the brand-new picture of Tyra Banks. She`s bragging about her rear assets and what she calls her muffin top. And yes, there`s more. The big No. 1 "Body Battle" reveal is coming up. You don`t want to miss it.

But we begin with our first countdown, the absolutely shocking top three brand-new bombshells today about Nicki Minaj`s expletive-filled showdown with Mariah Carey that took place at the "American Idol" judges` table. And of course, it was all caught on tape. And we`ll show it to you in just a moment.

But we kick it all off at No. 3, with Barbara Walters revealing on "The View" this morning that she just spoke with Mariah Carey about what went down, and what Mariah told her, well, it is unbelievable. Watch.


BARBARA WALTERS, CO-HOST, ABC`S "THE VIEW": She said that what you heard was troublesome, but that`s not what really worried her. She said that when Nicki walked off the set, multiple people heard Nicki say, "If I had a gun I would shoot that (EXPLETIVE DELETED)." And she said staff members had heard her, hairdressers, producers, other people.


HAMMER: Wow, if she had a gun? That blows me away.

With me tonight in New York is Sunny Hostin, who`s an attorney and legal contributor for "In Session" on TruTV.

Sunny, I`ve got to say, listening to that, it`s pretty shocking, this revelation from Barbara about Nicki`s alleged threat. And it really puts a whole new spin on the video that started it all. Let`s watch this.


NICKI MINAJ, JUDGE, "AMERICAN IDOL": Get this (EXPLETIVE DELETED) self- control. Get some control. Get some control.

RANDY JACKSON, JUDGE, "AMERICAN IDOL": Settle down, settle down.

MINAJ: Don`t lose your head. Don`t lose your head. Don`t call me gangsta. (UNINTELLIGIBLE) every five minutes, every time you patronize me. I`m-ma take it back and if you`ve got a (EXPLETIVE DELETED) problem, handle it. I told them I`m not (EXPLETIVE DELETED) putting up with her (EXPLETIVE DELETED) highness over there. Figure it the (EXPLETIVE DELETED) out. Figure it out. I`m not going to sit here every (EXPLETIVE DELETED) minute to have you come down and harass me every minute every day.


HAMMER: OK. The feud becoming a whole lot more than a diva battle that would just, you know, stoke the ratings for "American Idol`s" upcoming season. Ratings or not, this seems to be getting pretty serious, Sunny. I mean, if Nicki really did threaten Mariah, what should Idol be doing at this point?

SUNNY HOSTIN, TRUTV`S "IN SESSION": I think she loses her job. I think she loses her spot. Verbal threats are illegal. They`re actionable. They`re criminal. And if indeed that`s what she did, I don`t think she deserves to sit at the table.

What I saw on the tape, not even withstanding, you know, the alleged comment that she made about shooting Mariah Carey, what I saw a thug. I saw a bully. I saw a mean girl. And in our society today we cannot tolerate that. I mean, this is "American Idol." This is a worldwide platform. That type of behavior wouldn`t be acceptable at any workplace, and especially that one.

So I`ve got to tell you, I -- what I saw was so disturbing, just the video tape, she`d be out of a job.

HAMMER: Yes, I`d agree with you. I absolutely think if all of this is for real, and we done know what the truth is here. Somebody leaked the tape. I`d like to think that "American Idol" didn`t leak the tape to boost ratings.

We reached out to Mariah Carey and Idol. Both told us no comment. But Nicki, oh, no. She wasn`t quiet at all. She was tweeting up a storm today. Let me read to you a bit of what she said. "Hey, y`all. Let`s just say Nicki said something about a gun. People will believe it because she`s a Black rapper. LMAO. I`ll then hit up Barbara and milk it. Ironically, no camera or mike hear the gun comment, though. LOL at the struggle. Not even the producers believed you. Say no to violence, Barbz."

And apparently about Mariah she tweeted this, "All I do is compliment you. That`s not enough. You`re a legend. Cheer up. You don`t have to run down your resume or feel intimidated, Shady McGrady." And she also tweeted that she never made the comment about the gun.

Let me bring in entertainment reporter Jen Hobby, who`s the co-host of "The Bird Show." So Jen, really what we have as far as this gun comment is Nicki`s word versus Mariah`s. Whose side are you on with this thing?

JEN HOBBY, ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER: Well, I am just as shocked as Sunny is as this behavior on the set. I mean, we`re talking about a singing competition here. We know we`ve got big egos there, and we know we`ve got big personalities, but they should be able to handle their differences differently than this.

And Nicki is just out of control. She just lost her cool and lost her temper. She needs to dial it back a little bit. Plus, going on Twitter and posting all of these things. It`s just stoking the fire. She`s taunting. She`s bullying. And that cannot be tolerated.

I mean, I don`t even care at this point whether or not she made this alleged comment that Mariah Carey told Barbara Walters. Just from the video alone, that tells me she was violent. She was threatening. She was menacing. And she hasn`t apologized. She loses her job if I`m a producer on "American Idol."

HAMMER: And to the point of something that you said earlier tonight -- this brings us to No. 2 on our SHOWBIZ Countdown of the bombshells from the Nicki-Mariah feud, Barbara Walters saying on "the View" this morning that, yes, Nicki could actually be prosecuted if she made the gun threat against Mariah. Let`s watch what Barbara said.


JOY BEHAR, CO-HOST, ABC`S "THE VIEW": I thought that was just an idle threat. People say things like that.

WALTERS: If you put that in writing, if you just didn`t just say it verbally. If you put that in writing it`s a federal offense, if you threaten someone.

SHERRI SHEPHERD, CO-HOST, ABC`S "THE VIEW": Good thing she didn`t write a note and hand it to her. That would have been terrible.



SHEPHERD: Read it. Just read it.


HAMMER: So Sunny, let me ask you. You said that she could be prosecuted. Do you think that if she actually made these comments that Mariah claims she made to Barbara Walters that she should press charges?

HOSTIN: Well, it certainly depends on which state. Because as I mentioned before, some states verbal threats are actionable. So I love Barbara Walters, but I`m going to disagree and put my legal hat on. It doesn`t have to be in writing.

If she said that, and she threatened that sort of bodily harm, that sort of violence, yes, Mariah Carey could press charges, depending on what state it happened in.

And again, I don`t think that we can underestimate or discount the type of violence really that we saw on that tape. I think we saw a bully. I think we saw a thug. And we saw through her tweets that she is unapologetic and continues to taunt Mariah Carey.

It`s just -- you know, and I wonder, if J. Lo from the Bronx were sitting on that stage, would she have done that? You know, bullies certainly pick and choose their victims. And so Mariah Carey is a butterfly, so she`s not going to go where J. Lo or I would go.

HAMMER: Right. I think a lot of people -- a lot of people may be wondering, you know, what is Nicki actually capable of. That`s not where the conversation ended between Barbara and Mariah today. Mariah also told her that she doesn`t feel emotionally comfortable at this point, and she`s doing something about it.

This takes us to No. 1 on the SHOWBIZ Countdown of Barbara`s Mariah bombshells. Mariah hires protection. Watch.


WALTER: She said she`s very concerned. She is with her twins. She doesn`t feel that anything would happen. I`m quoting now, but Nicki is unpredictable and Mariah says she can`t take a chance, and she has hired extra security.


HAMMER: Barbara also says that Mariah, Nicki, and the judges and producers all had a meeting where Nicki didn`t apologize, but she told Mariah that she loves her and that they may fight again. Mariah taking every effort to stay safe. But Jen, is this a bit extreme, hiring extra protection, or would you do the same thing?

HOBBY: I don`t think so. I think Nicki verbally attacked her. And she doesn`t know if that`s going to turn physical. I actually think it`s pretty smart. You know, she`s a mother. She remained calm throughout this entire thing. She didn`t lash out. She didn`t lash back. And now she`s in self-protection mode.

So I`m guessing it might not have been just her decision, but maybe Nick Canon, her husband`s decision to say, "Hey, guess what? If she`s going to be a loose cannon like this on the set, we`re getting you extra security. You`re the mother of my children."

HAMMER: Yes, yes. You know, that makes a lot of sense. And I`m going to say it ineloquently, but this ain`t over. I can say that for sure.

Jen Hobby, Sunny Hostin, thank you both.

We move on tonight to a Kim Kardashian diet shocker. Is the woman who never met a bikini she didn`t like going on a crash diet because of Kanye West? But how does that stack up against Tyra Banks proudly showing her, as she called it, muffin top? Tonight, we`ve got another serving of the SHOWBIZ Countdown. It`s the top five "Body Battles."

Plus, we`re introducing you to the Bridezilla to end all Bridezillas. We`ve got a seven-paragraph e-mail that has gone viral. It has wild demands that her bridesmaids not be cheap or avoid her zillions of cell- phone calls. And it even gets better than that. Wait until you hear it.



HAMMER: Chris` girlfriend diss. Chris Brown says he`s breaking up with his girlfriend to focus on his career. Right. I`m sure the breakup has nothing to do with the fact that Chris and his ex-girlfriend Rihanna have been photographed all around New York City together recently, including at last night`s Jay-Z concert.

And now another star shocker. Is Kim K. trying to lose her famous curves? Coming up, we`ve got a big fat Kim Kardashian debate on the SHOWBIZ Countdown, "Body Battles."





HAMMER: With us tonight, Rebecca Black. She, of course, is the 15-year- old who rocketed to fame with "Friday," which has gotten more than 270 million hits on YouTube. And now the teen titan is using her influence to help end bullying once and for all. Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT brings you "Black`s Battle."

So many stars from Lady Gaga to Lindsay Lohan just made disturbing claims about how they were once bullied. Rebecca Black was bullied herself in cyberspace when her Friday video first came out. A lot of people were calling it the worst song ever and some other really, really nasty things.

But I`m happy to say, as we know, Rebecca proved them all wrong when "Friday" became a huge hit.

Rebecca has teamed up with an organization called Pacer to raise awareness about bullying. Great to see you, Rebecca. And thank you for joining us on a Thursday. I appreciate that.

REBECCA BLACK, SINGER: Hi, thanks so much for having me.

HAMMER: Absolutely. You know, I remember very distinctly when that bullying was going on. We reported about it right here at SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. How do you deal with all the terrible and, I might add, totally unjustified things that were being said about you? I have to believe it wasn`t easy at all.

BLACK: No. It wasn`t exactly easy, I would call it. You just kind of learn to build a thick skin, and everyone, I feel like deals with bullying at some point in their lives. So I just learned, you know, this is something that comes with it. This is the price of it.

HAMMER: But initially before you built that thick skin, you were just putting out a song and having some fun. People were saying these nasty things, it does hurt. And even, quite honestly, it still hurts even when you built up that thick skin, doesn`t it?

BLACK: Yes, yes definitely. I mean, there`s definitely some points where I`m like, really? Was that really necessary to say? But it`s -- again, like I just learned that you have to deal with it. But yes, it does hurt at times.

HAMMER: So what is the ultimate message now that you`re trying to send as the face of Pacer in this anti-bullying campaign, which I`m thrilled that you`re a part of?

BLACK: Thank you. Pacer`s main message is that 13 million kids are bullied all over the world each year. And that`s not OK. And it`s become something that`s almost socially acceptable in a way. So, you know, so many people you think use boys will be boys; girls will be girls, when that`s not OK. So Pacer`s main message is to get a big cultural change and make that not OK.

HAMMER: And I think the fact that we`re obviously talking about it a lot. A lot of celebrity support has come up, with all of the admissions of having been bullied early in their lives. I think the dialogue is great.

And I know you have had a lot of support from some of your celebrity fans. I`ve got to ask you, who`s the one celeb fan that has surprised you the most when they sort of came to have your back?

BLACK: Probably Katy Perry was pretty cool. Being able to have me in her video. But also Lady Gaga calling me a genius when she was at Google. That was pretty cool. Pretty surprising.

HAMMER: So, all right. You`ve been very busy since Friday. You have a new song called "Sing It." You have defied the critics, as we`ve established. You`ve proved them all wrong. What is next for Rebecca Black`s continuing world domination?

BLACK: Right now we`re working on an album for a while. So still, you know, putting that all together. And then we`re also hoping to do some live shows by the end of the year. And then also a new single.

HAMMER: Terrific. Well, best of luck with all that. And again, good for you for putting all of your influence that you now have into was I think is an important and good cause. Rebecca Black, great to see you. Thanks.

BLACK: Thank you, thank you so much.

HAMMER: You got it.

All right. As we move on tonight, we have a "South Park" shocker. Dude, Cartman is fat.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All those years you telling me and me saying no, I`m big boned or no, that`s just muscle. It was always just me living in denial. I`m (EXPLETIVE DELETED) fat, Kyle. I`m (EXPLETIVE DELETED) fat. (EXPLETIVE DELETED), (EXPLETIVE DELETED).


HAMMER: All right. It`s Cartman`s revelation, and it makes it onto tonight`s SHOWBIZ Countdown, the top five "Body Battles". But is Cartman`s belly big enough to beat Tyra Banks` self-proclaimed muffin top? It`s the SHOWBIZ Countdown tonight you definitely do not want to miss. "Body Battles." Wait until you see who winds up on top.



HAMMER: Raising a glass to James Bond. The smoothest spy of all time is celebrating 50 years on the big screen tomorrow. The reason we`ve loved Bond for so long is because his death-defying journeys always leave us hanging on the edge of the seat. And by the end of the film we`re always jonesing for the next one.

And if you want to start a fight, just ask anybody to name their favorite Bond movie moment or best Bond girl. Well, tonight we`re setting the record straight with a world-renowned Bond expert to break down the best of Bond.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What are you having, Mr. Bond?

JOHN CORK, BOND AFICIONADO: I`ll have a vodka martini, shaken. Not stirred.

GRAPHIC: Connoisseur`s Guide to 50 Years of James Bond with John Cork.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you expect me to talk?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die.

CORK: To me, the best Bond villain is Goldfinger. He is sexually obsessed with gold. And you would think somebody like that would be easy for James Bond to foil but he actually gets smarter as the film goes along.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I love you. I know I`ll never find another girl like you. Will you marry me?

CORK: The best Bond girl, Tracy from "Her Majesty`s Secret Service." She`s the woman that Bond marries. She has everything that you could want in a great Bond woman character. She`s brilliant. She`s strong. She`s beautiful. She`s also incredibly troubled, and her father happens to be one of the great crime lords of Europe.

The best action sequence in a Bond film is one where Bond doesn`t have to rely on technology. In fact, he can`t rely on technology. "Casino Royale," the free running sequence. Great chase. Amazing leaps over a building under construction. It really shows James Bond`s determination, drive, guts and ingenuity.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You`ll be using this Aston Martin.

CORK: Best James Bond car by far, Aston Martin GB-5. Hand-built British sports car. Cost more than most British citizens made during the course of a year when the movie came out. And you see it not only with "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball" but in all the recent Bond films, as well.

Best James Bond moment in the franchise has to be when Bond skis off a cliff in the beginning of "The Spy Who Loved Me," tumbles through space. Everybody watching it holds their breath until the Union Jack unfurls and the James Bond theme kicks in.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You should give up smoking. Cigarettes are very bad for your chest.



CORK: I think all the actors who played James Bond brought something unique to the role and really brought something to the series that has kept it alive. Most famous, of course, is Sean Connery. He introduced the world to James Bond, made him a phenomenon. But a close second, Daniel Craig.

DANIEL CRAIG, ACTOR: The name`s Bond. James Bond.

CORK: I think if you were going to show one Bond film to a person who had never seen any films in the series before, "Casino Royale" would be that film. Daniel Craig`s first Bond film. It has all the elements that make a cinematic James Bond so memorable but it also has all the elements that made the Ian Fleming novels so wonderful.


HAMMER: Well, he made some risky picks there, I think.

The big Bond debate is not over yet. You definitely do not want to miss the special SHOWBIZ Countdown, "Best of Bond." Best Bond girl. Best Bond movie. We count them all down in a special edition of the SHOWBIZ Countdown, "Best of Bond." That`s tomorrow at 11 p.m. Eastern and Pacific. Join HLN.

Here`s what`s coming up at the bottom of the hour on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


JENNIFER LIVINGSTON, WKBT ANCHOR: The truth is I am overweight. You could call me fat and yes, even obese on a doctor`s chart. But to the person who wrote me that letter. Do you think I don`t know that? That your cruel words are pointing out something I don`t see?


HAMMER: So the guy who lashed out at the anchorwoman about her weight has been revealed. Plus, you`re not going to believe the woman`s celebrity connection.

But will that shocker top Kim Kardashian`s crash diet for Kanye? Tonight, the SHOWBIZ Countdown, the top five "Body Battles."



HAMMER: Right now on the SHOWBIZ Countdown, the top five brand-new "Body Battles" breaking today. Kim Kardashian slammed for diet pills. Tyra Banks reveals a brand-new picture, saying she wants you to see her muffin top. Does Kim really need to go on a diet? And do we really need to see Tyra`s back fat?

Plus this.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All these years, you telling me and me saying, "No, I`m just big boned" or "No, that`s just muscle," it was always just me living in denial. I`m (EXPLETIVE DELETED) fat, Kyle. I`m (EXPLETIVE DELETED) fat as (EXPLETIVE DELETED) (EXPLETIVE DELETED).


HAMMER: Poor Cartman. He`s finally coming to terms with the fact that, well, he`s a little more than just big boned.

We are counting down the top five "Body Battles" tonight.

So, will Cartman get the boost he needs to come out on top?

SHOWBIZ TONIGHT continues right now.


HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Thanks for watching. I`m A.J. Hammer.

Tonight in the SHOWBIZ Countdown, "Body Battles". We have the top five stories breaking today that have us doing a little double take.

Let kick it off with number five and Kim`s crash diet. Yes, Kim Kardashian, the queen of never ending bikini and lingerie in any body part you can think off Twitpics as resorted to diet pills to shed pounds. Kim is always ready to share and she just admitted to the "Life and Style" magazine that she gained a little weight and she is ready to do something about it.

Kim just revealed her master diet plan on Twitter telling fans that she`s already off to a flying start using quick trim diet pills. I`m thinking, hold on a second here. Aren`t those the same diet pills she talked up two years ago? Do you remember this?


KIM KARDASHIAN, REALITY TELEVISION STAR: Do you feel sexy? Do you have the body you`ve always dreamed of? You can change the way you look.


HAMMER: Every time I see that it looks like a parody but it`s not. And you know, and the pills may be great for Kim, but not everybody saw the same great results the first time around and ultimately the Kardashians faced a $5 million class action lawsuit.

So, we got to ask. Is it really a good idea for Kim to share her current diet pill plan with the world?

I want to bring in entertainment reporter Jen Hobby from Atlanta. Jen is the co-host of "The Bert Show." Here in New York is Alexa Prisco, a cast member on the Style Network`s "Glam Fairy" and you can see it this Sunday night.

So, to be clear once again, we are not saying there`s anything wrong with the quick trim pills and look, it may be great for Kim. But Jen, is it a good idea for Kim to even goes there again? I mean, why not just say, hey, you know, what everybody, I`m trying to lose weight. I`m doing it my way. You do it your way.

HOBBY: It is pretty surprising that she`s going there again. But we shouldn`t be surprised. All the Kardashians are paid for their tweets. They`ve talked about getting money for different endorsements that they do. And they are very proud of the products they endorse and what they -- it belonged to. So, I think we shouldn`t be too surprised if she is tweeting about this. We also shouldn`t be surprised if she`s getting paid for it.

HAMMER: But the thing is, it surprises me that she chose to get paid for doing this because of her history. Like I get the fact this is how she makes her money. It`s not like she needs that extra money. Why not pass on this one?

And I must also say, there was a bit of eye rolling in our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT staff meeting this morning when we were talking about the idea of Kimmy on a diet. Can we put up the picture we put together here? There you have, on the left, there you have Kim in January of this year, and on the right, Kim just last week. And I`m thinking, Alexa, she looks great and she doesn`t need to be on a diet. What is she doing?

ALEXA PRISCO, CAST MEMBER, STYLE NETWORK`S "GLAM FAIRY": I mean, think that she looks almost identical. I mean, if she gained maybe two pounds. That`s the only difference I see. I think that she looks really gorgeous. And I think maybe it`s putting the idea in people`s heads that if they take this product that they may look like Kim Kardashian.

HAMMER: And maybe they are also thinking, wow, oh, my God. If I`ve only gained a couple pounds, I better go on a crash diet really quickly. I don`t know. It`s all very strange and suspect to me.

But, let`s move from Kim`s diet pill dilemma to a big body image battle that is raging across the country tonight. This comes in at number four in the SHOWBIZ Countdown. It`s the mind blowing new twist day in the battle of Wisconsin anchor woman Jennifer Livingston who responded to a viewer who sent her an e-mail saying she was setting a bad example because she`s a local celebrity and is overweight.


LIVINGSTON: If you are at home and you are talking about the fat news lady, guess what, your children are probably going to go to school and call someone fat. We need to teach our kids how to be kind, not critical, and we need to do that by example.


HAMMER: Well, this is a most unexpected twist. Today, we actually learned that Livingston brother is a famous actor, and he`s coming to her defense.

I want to bring in SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Nischelle Turner.

Nischelle, this is a big stunner. Let`s tell everybody about it. I love this part of the story.


The Hollywood ties always bring it back, don`t they? You know, Jennifer Livingston is receiving overwhelming support from around the country. But it turns out that her biggest supporter is her brother, actor Ron Livingston, who has starred in everything from "Sex and the City" to "Office Space."

Now, he just told, quote, "My sister, Jennifer, brings an exceptional dedication to her job, her family and her community and has been a role model of mine for many, many years." Take that.

We`re also getting our first look at the man who sparked this fire storm. Now, take a look at this photo, OK? This is from the Facebook page of Kenneth Crouse, who claims he`s the one who wrote the angry e-mail to Livingston demanding that she should set a better example with her appearance. And, A.J., despite of all this uproar that has come about, Crouse today still says, "That`s my story and I`m sticking to it."

HAMMER: Now, certainly has gotten a lot of attention. But, the fact that her brother is one of my favorite actors -

TURNER: I know.

HAMMER: I mean, that`s just so cool. All right, Nischelle. Thank you so much.

We move on from the TV anchor`s new beginning to a superstar`s stunning transformation.

This is at number three on the SHOWBIZ Countdown. Take a look at Jennie Garth. I mean, come on. The former "90210" star opening up to "People" magazine about dropping 30 pounds and transforming her body since her - and her life, really since her divorce earlier this year. I`m looking at her, Alexa, she doesn`t look any different than she did back on 90210. In fact, maybe she looks better.

On your "Glam Fairy" show, you`ve been a part of so amazing transformations. So, I need to know where Jennie Garth`s transformation ranks to you, based on what you have been through since.

PRISCO: I mean, I think that for everything that she has available to her, you know, this is a person that`s in full makeup, full hair when she goes out, has gorgeous outfits at her disposal, so it`s not like, you know, she was going from roots and like horrible hair and a ratty outfit. I mean, this is like just picking something out of her closet, and she lost a little weight. It`s not like a transformation to me.

HAMMER: OK. I don`t know. I think 30 pounds is nothing to be sneezed at, I would bet, most of people are saying. But she`s also been very open about what a difficult time she`s had since announcing her split from her ex-husband. I want to play to you her speaking on the reality show "Jennie Garth: A Little Bit of Country" about that whole thing. Roll that, Charles.


JENNIE GARTH, REALITY STAR: Circumstances change and people grow and change and -- you have to reassess. I never thought this is the way my life would go down. This is the hardest thing I`ve ever been through for sure.


HAMMER: All right, Jen Hobby, when you see what Jennie Garth has gone through there, does it make this transformation, you know, even though she was able to do it with the help of some Hollywood hands. But does it make it a little more inspirational in your eyes seeing somebody go from depths like that?

HOBBY: It definitely does. Because I think the physical represents the emotional. And we want to see her come out on the other side of the tragedy. A lot of folks go through divorce and want to know there`s a light at the end of the tunnel on the other side. And I think she really shows that. She`s back in control and got her life together and she is just revenge hot right now. You know, revenge by being that hot and feeling that confident.

HAMMER: It doesn`t hurt that she was always the character that we were always rooting for on 90210. And with those amazing stories, it is almost hard to believe that we haven`t gotten to number two and number one just yet.

So, Jen and Alexa, stay right where you are because we have this coming up.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All those years you telling me and me saying no, I`m big boned or no, that`s just muscle. It was always just me living in denial. I`m (EXPLETIVE DELETED) fat, Kyle. I`m (EXPLETIVE DELETED) fat. (EXPLETIVE DELETED), (EXPLETIVE DELETED).


HAMMER: Yes, Cartman is finally coming to terms with a very hard truth. But has he got anything on Tyra Banks? She wants her fans to check out her muffin top. Which story will come out on top in the SHOWBIZ Countdown, the Top Five Body Battles?

And coming up, the call of duty. Wait until you hear this leaked e-mail from what is probably the world`s worst Bridezilla. Her bridesmaid has to be on wedding duty basically for seven months and they had better answer every e-mail. They better fly to all the bride`s parties all around the country and give their schedules up for vetting.

Oh, yes. Tonight SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is revealing the Queen of the Bridezillas and her outrageous demand.



HAMMER: Tonight on the SHOWBIZ Countdown, we are counting down the top five stories breaking over body battles. Here`s where we are so far.

At number five, Kim Kardashian says she needs to drop weight. She`s going to use diet pills to help her.

Coming in at number four, anchorwoman Jennifer Livingston calling out a viewer for calling her fat is getting support from her very famous brother, the great actor Ron Livingston.

Coming in at number three, Jennie Garth`s amazing transformation after battling back from a headline making divorce.

And that leads us to number two on the top five stories breaking today over body battles.

Tyra Banks asked her fans to check out her back fat and muffin top after she sent out a picture of herself on Instagram.

Back with me now from Atlanta is Jen Hobby. She is an entertainment reporter and co-host of "The Bert Show." Joining me from Hollywood, comedian Heather McDonald, who is the author of this fine book, "My Inappropriate Life."

Well, the caption that went along with Tyra`s photo read, "Check out the juicy muffin on my back." And her fans literally ate it up, Jen. They told her she looks beautiful. What do you think?

HOBBY: She does look beautiful. I`m trying to look really hard and say, "Wait. Where is the muffin top?" I don`t think I really see that in there. And then, I like, "Oh, OK." There is something because she`s pulling her jeans down. It doesn`t look like a muffin top at all to me. I got some more to show her.

HAMMER: Yes. Well, look. I don`t know about that. But I`m looking forward to it. And I don`t know what she`s talking about. And remember, she once famously told her critics to kiss her, you know what, did that whole smack, a thing on her talk show when she was criticized for gaining weight.

Heather, does she basically seem to be saying that again, even though it doesn`t look like it?

HEATHER MCDONALD, COMEDIAN: I think she`s trying to say -- so she gets all the tweets back, what are you talking about? You look great. I mean, seriously, like fishing for a compliment. Like let`s reel it in because, obviously, she does look great. She`s not fat. Her stomach is totally flat. And anybody wears those jeans has a little skirting at the top. That`s why these jean-makers, could you cut them higher?


HAMMER: Listen. I love Tyra. You know I love you. But I also don`t put doing that above her. You know, that the fishing you`re talking about.

Time now to reveal the number one story breaking over body battles. And who would have guessed it? It is South Park`s Cartman. I love this. He finally admits he`s fat. It happened in a brand new episode of the show that just aired last night. But let`s watch it together. Roll it out.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Ho my God, you guys. Look at this. Candy corn Oreos. Oreos with candy corn filling. Holy hell, yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Are you serious? Look around. Doesn`t this bother you at all? That`s you one day, fatass. Not even one day. If you don`t change something, that`s you, in about a year.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Are those candy corn Oreos?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. Yes, here you go.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hey, Kyle. Could I come in for a second?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I`ve been doing a lot of thinking. About what you said at Wal-Mart. You`re right, Kyle. I`m fat. All those years you telling me and me saying no, I`m big boned or no, that`s just muscle. It was always just me living in denial. I`m (EXPLETIVE DELETED) fat, Kyle. I`m (EXPLETIVE DELETED) fat. (EXPLETIVE DELETED), (EXPLETIVE DELETED).


HAMMER: I mean, it just makes you just want to shed a tear.

And look, you have to love Cartman. Not only embraces his newly admitted girth, he actually goes out and gets a three-wheel scooter to make it easier to get around. Heather, wouldn`t you agree, however, he is not battling his body, he is working it?

MCDONALD: I think it`s so funny. And it`s fine to address it. We are becoming a fat nation and it is hard to be thin in America where our portion are so much bigger and everything. And so, you know, I think it`s good to address it. It`s a hilarious show. So if you can`t take it, you know, God did not expect us all to be size two. But he didn`t expect us to be size 22 either, sorry.

HAMMER: Let`s see if Cartman goes and get some of those Kim Kardashian`s diet pills.

Jen Hobby, Heather McDonald, thank you both, so much.

Coming up next, wait until you see, the woman who may be the world`s most demanding bride. You want to be her bridesmaid? Well, you have to attend all her events in three different states. You will have to clear your calendar for six months and you must respond to all of her e-mails within a day.

SHOWBIZ TONIGHT reveals that leaked e-mail from what could be the world`s worst Bridezilla.




UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I do not need this stress.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You? It`s my wedding, and you`re the one (EXPLETIVE DELETED) it up. This day isn`t about you. This day is about me and Gil (ph).


HAMMER: Yes. Good times. There is nothing quite like a bride clashing with a bridesmaid on the WE TV reality show "Bridezilla." But wait until you hear the demands of one bride to her bridesmaids. It was just leaked online and I can`t believe how viral this thing has gone.

This poor bride sent this private e-mail to her bridesmaid. It`s all over the planet now, but it really makes for the perfect Bridezilla SHOWBIZ Countdown of the wackiest demands by a bride we have ever seen.

With me from Hollywood, comedian Heather McDonald is the author of this fine book, "My Inappropriate Life." And also joining us, Alexa Prisco, who stars in the Style Network`s "Glam Fairy" season two of the show premiers this Sunday.

And coming in the number three on the Bridezilla SHOWBIZ Countdown, the bride`s demands for the bridesmaids to be at every single event that the bride is at. Bridezilla writes in an e-mail just rife with typos, I might add.

"Our wedding party is really the most important people at the wedding besides myself and Jake. So if you already know you can`t make one of the parties, then we have to find someone else."

So basically, you`re among the most important people if you can make all my demands, damn it. Heather, will you just shut Bridezilla downright there?

MCDONALD: Yes, I mean, let`s give her some credit. She wrote the letter to avoid drama and she`s giving the girls an out. And they should all take it. Seriously, why would anyone say yes to being this woman`s bridesmaid?

And you know, I got married at 29. And by that time, I had heard a lot of girls complain about being bridesmaids for other people. So I didn`t have any bridesmaids and it was a great wedding. My friends got to come. They got to wear their cute dress. It didn`t cost them thousands of dollars. I mean, it`s out of control nowadays.

HAMMER: Out of control, you ain`t seen nothing yet.

And speaking of money, coming in at number two on the Bridezilla SHOWBIZ Countdown. This is what Bridezilla writes -- this is actually about scheduling. "I want any dates from February to the day of our wedding in August, that way we know not to plan something when you`re away, but after this week, the dates are set in stone."

Oh, here`s the money part. "If money is tight and you can`t afford to contribute to, say, the bachelorette party or won`t be able to afford a dress, et cetera, then L and myself don`t have time to deal with that. I`m sorry."

Alexa, this isn`t just nuts to me. Deal or no deal, if this Bridezilla asked you to be a bridesmaid?

PRISCO: Absolutely not. And I just don`t understand what these girls are getting on even being friends with this person. I mean, I deal with brides all the time. I do makeup for them. And they are legally insane. I mean, there`s hemline checker, they`re out of their mind. And I just don`t understand, what is the point of being an abusive psychotic friendship with somebody like this? It doesn`t make sense.

HAMMER: Legally insane. I like that one.

All right. Well, let us get to number one. There`s more on what we just heard on our Bridezilla SHOWBIZ Countdown.

Here`s what Bridezilla writes: "Also, if you accept this honor, another is that, you need to be available. I`m not going to harass you with wedding stuff every hour of every day but if it is something that`s important and if it takes you a week, even two to three days to get back to me, see you! I don`t even have time to wait around for any responses. Everyone has their phone on them. It shouldn`t take you more than a day to get back to me, even if you`re out of the country, check your e-mail."

Heather, you know what? I know you`re not one of your bridesmaids. I want you to check -- change your e-mail right now just in case.

MCDONALD: Oh, my God. I mean, this -- what a blast. I can`t wait for a fun weekend in Vegas with you. I mean, she sounds horrible.

HAMMER: I think she is feeling some pain now that this has gone everywhere.

All right. Heather McDonald, Alexa Prisco, thank you both.

Alexa, good luck with season two. The premier of "Glam Fairy" happens on the Style Network this Sunday.

Well, from the demanding Bridezilla to Nicki Minaj in colossal battle with Mariah Carey. It`s a diva fight, something I have never seen before. And with Mariah accusing Nicki of a gun threat, is Nicki`s own rep taking a big blast?


HAMMER: Right now, Mariah Carey`s shocking claim that she`s beefing up her security because of Nicki Minaj. Barbara Walters said the day that Mariah told her that Nicki suggested she may use a gun after their diva standoff on the set of "American Idol" that was all caught on tape and leaked to the world.

Joining me right now with the exclusive reputation run man in Hollywood, it is Howard Bragman, the vice chairman of

So Howard, Mariah really just seemed to raise the stakes of this whole trash talk smack down with Nicki Minaj. And it looks like a lot of people are taking Mariah`s side. has found that Nicki`s "Idol" set outburst pushed her reputation down 58 percent.

Why do you think, Howard, so many people identifying so strongly with Mariah on this?

HOWARD BRAGMAN, VICE CHAIRMAN, REPUTAION.COM: You know, Nicki has always been street and she has always been edgy and that`s been great. But she`s crossed a line and she`s being perceived as thug. And Mariah is being perceived as very classy here, and it`s not paying for Nicki. And while she`s negative 58 percent, that was really before the new charges came out before the Barbara Walters interview. She`s heading down even further. I`m watching it go away and she`s on her way down.

HAMMER: That is no good for Nicki.

BRAGMAN: And if I can add something? I just want to add something really quickly, A.J. You know, we like the banter between the judges. We like when judges disagree. But this is whole new inappropriate level.

HAMMER: Yes. You would think this would eventually drive the reputation down for "American Idol," Howard.

BRAGMAN: Certainly. I can tell you the producers cannot be happy about this kind of thing going on in their show.

HAMMER: All right. Well, let`s hope they can figure it out, address it in a civil way. It does not need to take firearms or anybody beefing up security. But I guess that`s what going on right now.

As always, Howard Bragman, we do appreciate you chiming in and letting us know - Nicki Minaj in the toilet with the reputation. All right, thanks.

And as we move on tonight, still growing at 33. A woman shut up to 6`6" only in her 30s. Dr. Drew goes one-on-one with the woman about living with an incredibly rare disorder.

"DR. DREW" starts right now.