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Lance Armstrong Comes Clean; Pete Rose to Star in TLC Reality Show; Top 3 Buzzmakers of the Day; The Flu Hits Hollywood

Aired January 15, 2013 - 23:00   ET



TOM FLETCHER, TOASTMASTER AT WEDDING (singing): But thank you for being my ushers. Guys, I`ve got to tell you, you couldn`t be better ushers unless you were Usher.


A.J. HAMMER, HOST: The wedding wonder, a popular U.K. rocker is now a YouTube star after his clever and touching wedding speech went viral. But will it top the SHOWBIZ Countdown, "Biggest Buzz Makers of the Day"?

Hello, thank you for watching. I am A.J. Hammer.

And now our "SHOWBIZ Newsmaker" countdown and my one-on-one with one-time disgraced baseball star Pete Rose on his hot new reality show is coming up.

But we begin with our first big SHOWBIZ Countdown of the night and another disgraced sports star making big news today, Lance Armstrong. Tonight, we are counting down the three big explosive mysteries from his interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Look at this: Lance confessing to Oprah that, yes, he has been living a life of true lies, admitting for the very first time that, yes, he was doping when he won the cycling races that made him a legend. Watch what Oprah revealed today on "CBS This Morning."


OPRAH WINFREY, MEDIA MOGUL: I would say he did not come clean in the manner that I expected. It was surprising to me. I would say that for myself, my team, all of us in the room, we were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers.


HAMMER: Now Oprah there, almost sounding a bit disappointed when she said Lance did not come clean the way she had expected, but he did come clean, and that was enough.

TV personality and former reality show star Mark Long is with me from Hollywood tonight. He is also the co-creator of Pocket Protein. Radio host Jenn Hobby of KIX 101.5 country radio in Atlanta also here.

All right. So guys, like Oprah says, we`re all mesmerized by Lance Armstrong`s great confession. So now we`re trying to figure out the mind- blowing mysteries that remain here. The full interview is going to air on Oprah`s OWN network in two parts. That will fire up tomorrow.

But our No. 3 Lance mystery on the SHOWBIZ Countdown is this. Why confess now? Mark, I want to ask you this first. Why do you think that Lance finally chose this moment to tell the truth?

MARK LONG, CO-CREATOR, POCKET PROTEIN: Well, let me start off by saying I actually drove to the studio myself today on a bicycle, and I did not take any performance-enhancing drugs when I did that.

HAMMER: Good. Good.

LONG: I think the pressure just built so much. It`s almost like a pressure cooker. And there were no other options at this point, I think, for him. And the public needed to know.

I think when you live with that guilt of holding a secret like that for so long, it`s almost -- as painful as it is to come out and tell the truth, it`s almost a relief. And I think after today maybe he can start repairing all of the damage that he did.

And let me tell you, he did some real damage. But hopefully, he will be a better man for it. The public will forgive but not forget. But we will see in the weeks and months to come.

HAMMER: Today is the first day of the rest of his life. Truer words rarely spoken.

LONG: Absolutely.

HAMMER: As much as that means to Lance Armstrong today.

Oprah herself, though, among those who wanted to get to the bottom of this big "why now" mystery. Here`s what they said about it today on "CBS This Morning."


WINFREY: I asked that question, and I`m not sure I still have the answer to that question, why he wanted to do it now. I specifically asked that question.

I think he was just -- he was just ready. I think the velocity of everything that`s come at him in the past several months and particularly in the past several weeks, he was just ready.


HAMMER: He was just ready. Hey, you`ve got to wonder, was it that? Was there a trigger? Jenn, do you agree with Oprah that Lance was just ready to admit to doping? Or do you suspect there is something else going on here?

JENN HOBBY, KIX RADIO HOST: Well, maybe it`s to save the Livestrong Foundation, and to save some of those folks and their jobs and their hard work. Maybe if he comes clean at this time, there`s something to save there.

And maybe it`s that he was going to have to tell his side of the story at some point, and why not tell it to a more sympathetic ear like Oprah? Maybe because they`ve got what seems like maybe a friendship or more of a friendly relationship, maybe she wasn`t going to be as harsh as another interviewer might have been.

HAMMER: Yes. And you bring up a terrific point, because Oprah has been the go-to interviewer for so many famous celebrities who have been in trouble in the past. So I don`t think anybody is really totally surprised that Lance would enter, you know, the church of Oprah to seek absolution for his sins.

But a lot of people have been wondering if she is still the right choice for his image rehab. Should he have gone to, say, a sports expert like a Bob Costas?

This leads us to the No. 2 Lance Armstrong mystery on our SHOWBIZ Countdown. Will Oprah help or hurt Lance`s cause moving forward? Mark, what do you think?

LONG: I think when something of this magnitude happens, I think Oprah or Barbara Walters is the perfect choice to go to.

It is sports related, but it`s such a national topic now, I think Oprah is an excellent choice. She`s compassionate, yet she`s firm.

And I think what I read was she prepared 112 questions for him, and she was really researched with the whole story, so I look forward to it. And I know I bashed the OWN network last week a little bit, but I am going to be triggered and glued into the OWN network on Thursday and watch this for myself.

HAMMER: A hundred 12 questions.

LONG: Yes.

HAMMER: I presume they edited out some of the answers. But that is just pretty amazing prep.

And I think we can all agree that one of the things that makes Oprah Winfrey such a powerful cultural source is her incredible ability to get right to the heart of the emotion in an interview. It`s not just about the facts but what`s behind that and how the interviewee is feeling.

This morning on "CBS This Morning" Oprah did reveal a lot about just how engaged Lance was with her. Let`s watch that.


WINFREY: I would say there were a couple of times where he was emotional, but emotional doesn`t begin to describe the intensity or the difficulty that I think that he experienced in -- in talking about some of these things.

I would say, you know, all the people who are wondering if he actually goes there and answers, to answer your question that you asked earlier, Charlie, I think -- Charlie and Nora and Gail, I think that you will come away to understanding that he brought it. He really did.


HAMMER: Yes, so right there Oprah saying Lance brought it. But Jenn, I know you love Oprah, and for this type of an interview there were other options. Do you think he brought it to the right person?

HOBBY: You know, I think he brought it to -- most of America, who will be more compassionate when they see Oprah doing the interview...


HOBBY: ... than they would with a sportscaster. So I think the majority of America will maybe embrace him a little bit more. But the hard-core sports folks are going to feel pretty miffed about this and say, "Why go to the church of Oprah," like you referenced.

HAMMER: Yes. And quite frankly, there aren`t a lot of good things to say about Lance`s behavior. He`s obviously working on repairing that right now.

But I do like, at least, that he did this before his interview with Oprah. He made a point of reportedly stopping by to see the folks at the Livestrong Foundation first, and also admitted and, obviously, before he spoke with Oprah, that he had been doping throughout his career. Obviously, that had to have been an incredibly tough moment for Lance.

Imagine, he built this foundation from the ground up, and it was just to help people, to bring inspiration to cancer victims. But a lot of people were saying today that he also needed to apologize to all these people whose reputations and finances he dragged through the mud to keep himself looking clean and, Jenn, as you said earlier, hoping to keep their jobs.

That leads us to the No. 1 Lance Armstrong mystery on our SHOWBIZ Countdown. Who else was hurt by Lance`s lies? Mark, what do you think the answer is? Is it even quantifiable?

LONG: I think the strategy about how he went to lie throughout these months is he hurt his teammates. He hurt his peers. He hurt the sport of cycling as a whole. He hurt everyone. So he has some real repairing to do.

And I think, by him going to the Livestrong Foundation first, and kind of airing it out, it`s a good first step. But I mean, there`s a lot of civil suits that are coming towards him, and it`s going to be an interesting, interesting couple months ahead.

HAMMER: And Oprah describes what was an intense two-and-a-half hour-long interview with all of those questions we were talking about, and part of what makes Lance squirm so much is the fact that he`s got to apologize for all this damage that he`s done. Here`s what Oprah revealed about that today on "CBS This Morning."


WINFREY: I choose not to characterize. I would rather people make their own decisions about whether he was contrite or not. I felt that he was thoughtful. I thought that he was serious. I thought that he certainly prepared himself for this moment. I would say that he met the moment.

And at the end of it, two and a half, literally two and a half hours, we both were pretty exhausted. And I would say I was satisfied.


HAMMER: Well, that`s going to mean a lot, those three words right there, Oprah saying, "I was satisfied."

So Jenn, do you think, with that satisfaction, that`s enough? Or are we really just scratching the surface on the people that Lance has hurt?

HOBBY: I think it`s the beginning. You know, as Mark said, it`s the start of healing for him. You know, we all have to recognize that we put these athletes on a pedestal, and then we realize later that they are human.

And, you know, we are all flawed. And so this is his chance to confess and to admit to lying and admit to doping and then start the healing process from there. So I think with a compassionate interviewer like Oprah, hopefully we`ll see that side of him, that human side of him, the side that`s very regretful and sorrowful for the mistakes that he made.

HAMMER: I think -- I agree with everything you said. I think, unfortunately for him, he will long be known, perhaps forever, as one of the greatest frauds in sport that we`ve ever seen. Hey, remember Milli Vanilli? Music but still what I`m saying.

Mark Long, Jenn Hobby, thank you both for being here.

As we move on now, we`ve got another spectacular SHOWBIZ Countdown. Can`t wait to get to the "Biggest Buzz Makers" of the day. And in the running tonight, the sweetest, one of the most amazing wedding speeches ever.


FLETCHER (singing): Thank you for being my ushers. Guys, I`ve got to tell you, you couldn`t be better ushers unless you are Usher.


HAMMER: Yes, you thought your wedding toast was clever? Well, this video has gone totally viral. Tonight I`ve got the toastmaster himself, Tom Fletcher. Right here. Can`t wait to ask Tom about this incredible global outpouring and find out if his YouTube status is actually eclipsed his fame as a member of a really popular U.K. band.

But is that bigger as a buzz maker than Lady Gaga`s nasty weight war with Kelly Osbourne? Has is gotten more vicious, or did they call a truce? Which buzz maker tops our SHOWBIZ Countdown?




KIANA KIM, GIRLFRIEND OF PETE ROSE: What do people call us?


KIM: Felons and Melons? I mean...



HAMMER: That really is baseball`s all-time hit king, Pete Rose, and he is very far from the baseball field these days. In fact, Charlie Hustle is taking a swing at Hollywood fame.

He`s got a brand-new reality TV show with his beautiful "Playboy" playmate fiancee, Kiana Kim.

And like Lance Armstrong, Pete Rose, of course, fell from grace after a major scandal. Now for Pete, it was gambling on games that he played in that brought him down. And just like Lance, he paid the price with a lifetime ban from the sport he once dominated.

And also like Lance, Pete has been working on a major image rehab. It`s been a decades-long process for the baseball great. And in a brand-new "SHOWBIZ Newsmaker" interview, Pete told me that he`s hoping his new TLC reality show, "Pete Rose, Hits and Mrs.," might finally help get him back inside the sport he loves.

HAMMER: A lot of people who get into reality TV have very different reasons, particularly famous people. Some people want to kind of rebrand themselves. Are you looking kind of for a second chance to really show people who you really are?

KIM: Well, that`s a good point. You`re the first guy, and we did 19,000 interviews.

This reality show will really show people who I am off the field. You know what kind of guy I was on the field. You know, it will also give me a chance to show Kiana and her kids and how I am around young kids and how I am around her at home and let everybody be introduced to them.

But you`re absolutely right. I`m a nice guy. I mean, I made mistakes. But I`m a nice guy, and I wasn`t a nice guy when I played. I mean, I had to knock catchers down and second basemen down. I had to slide head first. I had to yell at pitchers when they get me out. It`s just the way I was. And if I wasn`t like that, I wouldn`t have been successful.

But I`m -- I`m pretty much an easygoing guy, now that I`m retired and now that I`m just out in America.

HAMMER: Well, it`s nice to hear.

ROSE: In my business -- my business, signing autographs, you know, 20 days a month, four and a half hours a day, it`s great, because I get to talk to people on a daily basis about not only baseball but sports in general.

HAMMER: Well, now you get to talk to so many more through your reality show and really show them this side of yourself. And it`s great to hear this evolution that you`ve been through. Do you have any thought, Pete, that maybe the show will get baseball Commissioner Bud Selig`s attention and perhaps lead to your ban from Major League Baseball being overturned, which I know is still very important to you?

ROSE: Well, you know, I would hate -- I would hate to even believe that the commissioner of baseball, at 78 years old, is home watching TLC on Monday night at 9 p.m.

HAMMER: Listen to me. Take what you can get.

ROSE: Yes. Yes, I could be wrong about that. But I don`t know if Bud`s going to be watching. And one show we`re following Honey Boo-Boo. I don`t know if Bud`s watching Honey Boo-Boo or not.

HAMMER: I`d like to see that. All right.

ROSE: I hope he is. But I hope he is.

HAMMER: Kiana, can you imagine, though, a day, because again, I know it`s very important to Pete to see this overturned. Can you imagine a day standing there by his side and watching him get inducted into the hall of fame in Cooperstown? Do you picture that ever in your mind?

KIM: Yes, I do. And I pray for it all the time. It would just be an honor to see him, and hopefully, it will happen soon.

HAMMER: Will you ever give up trying to get into the hall of fame? Or is this going to be your mission, as long as you`re walking the earth?

ROSE: Well, I appreciate that, but it`s really not my mission. I mean, because I understand I`m the one who screwed up. And if I`m ever given a second chance, I`ll be the most appreciative guy in the world. I won`t need a third chance.

But what I try to do is to be a productive citizen, be a nice guy, talk up the game of baseball, trying to help the young players that play the game of baseball.

I get texts every day during the baseball season from players just wanting me to watch them on TV. So I`m kind of in baseball, but I`m not in baseball. And I know I watch more baseball than anybody in the country, because I watch two or three games a day.

HAMMER: Wow, wow. Well, it sounds like you`re in a great place, and you`re obviously in very good company with the lovely Kiana there. I`m going to wish you the best of luck.

TLC`s "Pete Rose Hits and Mrs." -- that`s M-R-S -- airs Monday nights at 10 p.m. Eastern. And I`m thinking this is a show that Lance Armstrong might want to tune into.

Well, believe it or not, it has been nearly seven years since Justin Timberlake put out an album. And let me put that in perspective for you. Nobody knew what Twitter was back then.

But now J.T. is back.




HAMMER: Yes, that`s Justin`s new song. What do you think? It`s the contender for the top spot on the SHOWBIZ Countdown, "Biggest Buzz Makers of the Day." He`s got some big competition, though, from the wedding song that has people everywhere cheering.


FLETCHER (singing): Thank you for being my ushers. Guys, I`ve got to tell you, you couldn`t be better ushers unless you were Usher.


HAMMER: The video`s gone totally viral tonight. I got the toast master himself, Tom Fletcher, telling us all about rocketing to Internet super- stardom.




LENA DUNHAM, ACTRESS/"GIRLS" SHOW CREATOR: Making this show and the response to it has been the most validating thing that I`ve ever felt. It made me feel so much less alone in this world. I can`t define it. Thank you.


HAMMER: Such a great moment the other night, HBOS` new "it" girl Lena Dunham, the brain child behind "Girls," walked away with not one but two Golden Globes on Sunday night.

And the icing on the cake, "Girls" returned for a second season to rave reviews on the very same night. I was tuning in. Well, on my DVR, anyway.

There are few people who haven`t heard about HBO`s hit series "Girls." This show is a dark show, but it is refreshingly realistic in its comedy. It`s about four young 20-something women who are kind of figuring out their lives in New York City, but it ain`t no "Sex in the City." No, not by a long shot.

SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`S Nischelle Turner is with me from Hollywood tonight with the "SHOWBIZ Newsmaker" interview with the cast of "Girls." I love them all.

NISCHELLE TURNER, HLN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, I`m sure you do, A.J. You are right. This ain`t no "Sex in the City," for sure.

The four main characters don`t have fabulous lives, fancy apartments, expensive clothes or wealthy suitors. Actually, "Girls" may be this generation`s direct rebuttal to shows like "Gossip Girl" and "Sex in the City."

So watch what Lena Dunham, the show`s creator, writer and star, told SHOWBIZ TONIGHT about why she decided to portray real women.


DUNHAM: As trite as it sounds, I think we`re fed really glossy commercial representations of what it means to be a woman, and it can be really destructive. So I hope that, if anything, my being on television lets people know that there isn`t sort of one body type, and there isn`t just one style of dress, and there isn`t one breast size.


HAMMER: That`s exactly right. And I think one of the reasons it`s such a big hit, Nischelle, is because it shows you not just the good but the bad and the really ugly of kind of making your way in your 20s. Do you see a bit of yourself in these characters at all?

TURNER: You mean, the broke borderline cuckoo bird that I was in my 20s?

HAMMER: You know what I`m saying.

TURNER: No, yes, absolutely so. And I think we all kind of look at the show and say, "Oh, gosh, I remember when I made that bad mistake in love" or, "Oh, gosh, I remember when I had that issue," so absolutely I see some of myself in these girls.

And you`re right, that`s why we time identify with the show so much.

So A.J., of course we all have 20 something regrets and I asked the cast -- Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet and Allison Williams -- about theirs. So watch.


ALLISON WILLIAMS, ACTRESS: Oh, my gosh, are you kidding? I couldn`t even begin to list them. Let`s see. Making any kind of decisions while under the influence of either too much food or too much alcohol. Boys, just as an entire category. Financial decisions generally are not -- not made very well. Mostly I would say thinking they need to be done growing up at any point.

JEMIMA KIRKE, ACTRESS: The mistake that came to my head is trying to find like the perfect man, the man that you`re going to spend the rest of your life with, when actually, in your 20s you`re going to have all the wrong men, probably and you might, if you`re lucky, find him in your 30s. But you don`t have to have it all figured out in your 20s.

DUNHAM: I think the biggest mistake girls in their 20s make is thinking they know more than they do. It`s OK to say I don`t know. It`s not OK be to act like you know and therefore make heinous mistakes that come from a place of fake knowledge.

ZOSIA MAMET, ACTRESS: I think the most point for these girls is the fact that they -- they don`t feel like they have necessarily a clear path set in front of them, and a lot of times I think the biggest mistake people make is, instead of taking steps, you know, instead of putting one foot in front of the other, they sort of just sit and wonder about how they`re going to walk out the door.


TURNER: Smart, smart girls. Sounds like some pretty good advice, doesn`t it, A.J.?

HAMMER: Yes. Really good advice. I`m sure you can relate, because I know I knew people who were exactly like these characters, particularly when I was in my 20s in New York City.

All right. Thank you so much, Nischelle.


HAMMER: And make sure you catch season 2 of "Girls" on HBO. You shan`t be disappointed. I don`t know why I said the word "shan`t," but I did.

All right. Coming up, Lady Gaga`s nasty weight war with Kelly Osbourne now getting some pretty big buzz as it takes a dramatic new turn today. Has it gotten even too vicious, possibly violent? Tonight it`s the SHOWBIZ Countdown of "Biggest Buzz Makers of the Day." Will Gaga versus Kelly O. top Justin Timberlake`s big musical comeback? Is J.T.`s new song a hit or a miss? I`m going to play it for you, and you decide.




FLETCHER (singing): Thank you for being my ushers. Guys, I`ve got to tell you, you couldn`t be better ushers unless you were Usher.


HAMMER: Right now, the SHOWBIZ Countdown, "Biggest Buzz Makers." A rock star turned YouTube star reveals to us the details behind his hit wedding song. McFly`s Tom Fletcher is right here with me to share the emotional story behind the video that has sparked a YouTube frenzy. We`re talking about more than 8 million hits.

Also, big buzz tonight over the Lady Gaga-Kelly Osbourne feud. The stars trade barbs, and their fans are slinging mud too. Now even Kelly`s mom Sharon is entering the fray. But will this be the No. 1 Buzzmaker of them all? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT continues right now.


HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT and thank you for watching. I am A.J. Hammer.

And we`re kicking off SHOWBIZ countdown of today`s Top Three Buzzmakers making very big news with the SHOWBIZ exclusive.

It`s the wedding singer -- not just any wedding singer, it`s Tom Fletcher. He is the lead vocalist and guitarist with the British pop rock band McFly. They have sold more than 10 million records worldwide, but it`s not a new song with the group that is getting all the attention today; it is Tom`s wedding song. He sang it to his wife on his wedding day, and it has become a worldwide sensation. I am talking more than 8 million views and counting on YouTube.

The reason Tom posted it on Youtube to begin with was so friends and family who couldn`t be there for the wedding got to actually see it, and the rest is viral video history. I`ll be speaking with Tom in just a moment, but first, you have got to watch this.


FLETCHER, SINGER: So, I can tell you that the only nerves and anxiety I have had about the wedding has been about giving this speech. I absolutely hate public speaking. Me and public speaking are just not compatible. We don`t go together very well at all. And it`s mainly because I don`t have any idea how to write a good speech. But I do know how to write a song.

(singing): Recently, I`ve been having a wedding. I`ve married this girl who`s out of this world, believe me.


HAMMER: Just amazing. Tom, it`s great having you here. First of all, congratulations on your wedding. And last I checked just a short time ago today, this wedding video had more than 8 million hits on YouTube. And we`re about to share some of the most amazing moments from the video with everybody. But first, I have to believe you have just been blown away by the reaction to this thing.

FLETCHER: Yes. It has been crazy. I really, really didn`t expect it. I really only put it on YouTube to share it with my family and friends who couldn`t be with us on the day of the wedding, and YouTube was just the easiest way of sharing it for me, so I generally didn`t expect 8 million people to watch it. It`s nuts.

HAMMER: It`s incredible. Now you have all these fans based on this video, myself included, of course. So many incredible moments in this thing.

Let`s take a look at you in action singing to your now wife, and I can tell you it definitely brought tears to our eyes here at SHOWBIZ TONIGHT when we watched you serenade her. Let`s roll that.


HAMMER: OK. Now, Tom, I don`t know if you can appreciate the chills that we got when that moment happened in the video. Not only do you promise your new wife that you would answer all of her wishes, you bring in the children`s choir. I mean, come on. This was unbelievable. Where in the world did this amazing idea come from?

FLETCHER: Well, basically I am genuinely terrible and terrified of public speaking, and I was trying to write a normal speech, and I was on tour with my band in the U.K., and you know, I had written a speech out and I was trying to rehearse it in hotel rooms on tour and I couldn`t get through it even when I was on my own. So I was desperately trying to find another way to do it, and then I just thought, well, you know, I can`t speak in front of people, but I am OK singing in front of people, so maybe I will try doing it as a song, and that just seemed to be the easy option for me to do it that way. It was less romance, it`s just easier.

HAMMER: No, no, but seriously, a children`s choir? I mean, come on, did that just pop into your head? Oh, as long as I am going for it, let me just go for it?

FLETCHER: The choir is actually me and my wife, we met at a theater school when we were 13, and that choir is the choir from the theater school where we met, so they`re all in the uniforms that we wore when we first met about 14 years ago.

HAMMER: Got it. Here is the thing. I don`t know if you realize this. You have a lot of guys ticked off at you right now, and you may have friends who are perhaps, I don`t know, considering getting married, but now they`re saying, gee, thanks a lot, Tom, how do I possibly top that?

FLETCHER: Yes, I have had that reaction a lot. I think a lot of the people that weren`t married at the wedding now, you know, kind of think they`re stuck and don`t know what to do, and a lot of people at the wedding who were already married got a bit of an earful that night from their wives. So yes, I apologize for that.

HAMMER: Thanks. You screwed it up for everybody. Here is one of the parts that I really loved from the video. It is your ode to your groomsmen, clearly your best friends in life.


HAMMER: McFly there, a reference to your very successful band. Of course one of your groomsmen who is in the band looked like he was getting a little emotional there, Tom, made it look like he was going to cry. I have to wonder, you have seen the video probably several times now. But does it make you emotional, seeing how this affected everybody?

FLETCHER: Yes. I mean, it was tough -- on the day, I don`t know how I got through it. I am a bit of a crier anyway. So I don`t know how I got through it on the day in one piece. But yes, it makes me quite emotional still watching it back. It was a really special moment, you know, hopefully for the people that I sang to, but you know, for me, being able to say thanks to a lot of people who were really important in my life, my best friends, my family, and, yes, it was very special. So it is emotional when I watch it back.

HAMMER: Well, there wasn`t a dry eye in the house when you sang to your parents. I want to watch that part.


HAMMER: Tom, so you say you have been blown away by the response to this thing. Do you worry at all about possibly becoming a bigger YouTube star than a music star for your band McFly?

FLETCHER: I know, I keep joking to my band I am going to leave them now to just become a YouTube blogger permanently. Yes, it`s crazy. It is really interesting, because I have been in a band for nearly 10 years in the U.K., and my wedding video has suddenly outdone all of our other videos on YouTube, so it`s a bit bizarre. But it is amazing, and hopefully, you know, if people discover my band through some of the songs that I`ve sung at the wedding speech, then it is pretty incredible, and it`s really great then.

HAMMER: Yes, I have a feeling that a lot of people are going to be paying very close attention to you guys. Well, thank you for being with us, and thank you for sharing this video with the world. You have really raised the bar here, Tom. Best of luck to you. Thanks again.

FLETCHER: Thank you for having me.

HAMMER: All right. So if that amazing wedding song didn`t make the top spot on our countdown of Biggest Buzzmakers, what possibly could have? Maybe Lady Gaga`s feud with Kelly Osbourne? Could that be No. 1? Gaga and Kelly did trade barbs over weight and bullying, and this battle is getting nasty.


HAMMER: We have been waiting for this for a long time. Justin Timberlake`s new single, "Suit and Tie." What do you think? Could that possibly take the top spot in our countdown tonight? J.T. is finally back. Is the song a hit? Is it a miss? I am going to play more of it for you so you can decide. We`ll have our experts weigh in as well.

The big countdown to No. 1 as we get to the top of the countdown in just a moment. Also, Hollywood`s biggest stars up in arms over the flu.


HUGH JACKMAN, ACTOR: Sorry, I have -- I am tail end of this flu, and I was kicking myself for not getting the flu shot, but it appears actually you don`t need one. I feel great.

JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yeah, but will Hugh Jackman`s wife be feeling great after that double kiss?


HAMMER: It is proof that stars really are just like everybody else. Tonight, Hollywood`s hilarious frenzy over the flu.



HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. We are counting down the Top Three Big Buzzmakers making big news today, and here is where we are so far.

Coming in at number 3, the wedding singer, Tom Fletcher, who is the lead vocalist and guitarist with the British pop rock band McFly, is making YouTube history with this amazing wedding ode to his wife. It`s gotten more than 8 million YouTube hits so far.

Speaking of hits, that leads us to number 2 on our SHOWBIZ Countdown. It`s hit-maker Justin Timberlake. He may have another runaway hit on his hand. He just released his new song, and we know it has been a wild seven years since he put out his last album. The hype on this has gone into over drive.

With me now from Hollywood, so pleased to welcome Nikki DeLoach from the People Choice Award-winning series "Awkward." Great having you here, Nikki.

NIKKI DELOACH, "AWKWARD": Thank you so much for having me. Glad to be here.

HAMMER: Absolutely. And I love that you and Justin Timberlake were on the Mickey Mouse Club together. It`s been a long time obviously, but let`s listen together to J.T.`s new song, "Suit and Tie," that he really hyped up on his Web site with him walking into the studio.

Let`s watch and then listen.


JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, SINGER: I have only done two albums in ten years. That`s the way I really look at it. What does the next decade mean for me? You have to wait for it.

I am ready.



HAMMER: All right. Just a little sample there, it`s got a nice soul groove going in my mind, but Nikki, you`re the pro here. Love it or hate it?

DELOACH: I`m sorry, I am still dancing, A.J. I`m still getting my groove on. I love it. I love it. I am so happy he is doing music. I think the song still lives in his world and what he does best, but at the same time you can tell his music has evolved. It`s groovy. It`s sexy. I think it is just a prelude to what`s going to be an incredible album.

HAMMER: Yes. You`re happy he is doing music. You know, his fans are going nuts over this. I can`t wait until this album comes out.

Let me bring in Jenn Hobby. She`s the radio host with KICKS 101.5 country radio in Atlanta. But Jenn, I know you were playing the hits, the pop hits before you moved over to country. You were playing J.T.`s music in the past. This is some new and clearly a different sound for J.T. on certain levels. What do you think, love it or hate it?

HOBBY: I love it. I mean, he has to evolve. You know, we can`t do the same thing, and I think that is exactly why he`s waited so long. It is about quality for him and not quantity of albums and cranking out the pop hits. He is going to do what he loves, and he has got the clout now in order to do whatever he wants.

HAMMER: As our senior producer Eileen Martinez (ph) stated earlier today he is like George Clooney; he can do no wrong.


HAMMER: But let`s move now from a big hit to a big diss. This takes us to number 1 on our SHOWBIZ Buzzmakers Countdown.

A lot of buzz today about this feud between Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne. Now, what happened is Gaga slammed Kelly for some of the comments that Kelly has made on her e-show "Fashion Police," accusing Kelly of bullying stars about their weight and their fashion choices, which is what goes on on that show.

Gaga wrote an open letter to Kelly. I want to read some of it to you. "Your show breeds negativity, and over the years has even become comedic in nature. It glorifies you and Joan Rivers pointing in the camera, laughing and making jokes about artists and celebrities as if we are zoo animals."

Nikki, you know what it`s like to have all the attention, you know what the pressure is like to have to pick the right thing to wear, and I like Kelly Osbourne, but I totally get Gaga`s point. Whose side are you on with this?

DELOACH: I think that they, you know, I think Gaga has a really good point. I actually read the letter. And I think this all started from, you know, them making comments on their show "Fashion Police," which I know is a comedy. And Joan Rivers is a comedian, and she has made a living off of not just making fun of others, but making fun of herself too.

With that said, if you`re going to say something and put something out there, in turn, it leaves you open to other people making criticisms towards you. I think this actually touches upon a bigger issue, which is cyberbullying in general. I think that is the bigger issue here, that as a whole we need to kind of get a hold of with our teens and kids.

HAMMER: Yes. It is tough, because you do watch the show, and you can`t help but think, wow, that stings. It would kind of suck to be the celebrity they`re going after right now.

Have got to leave it there. Nikki, Jenn, great to have you both here. Thanks so much.

We move now from feuds to the flu. Just when you thought Hollywood`s biggest stars were immune to everyday worries like the flu, well, here is proof that they`re just like us.


JACKMAN: Sorry, I have -- I am tail end of this flu and I was kicking myself for not getting the flu shot, but it appears actually you don`t need one. I feel great.

MOOS: Yes, but will Hugh Jackman`s wife be feeling great after that double kiss?


HAMMER: It`s Hollywood under siege from the flu. But how are the stars responding to the flu frenzy? This is SBT, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.

Time now for the SHOWBIZ buzz list, this is what the SHOWBIZ staff is buzzing about this week. And as you heard, J.T. is back. We are jamming to Justin Timberlake`s new song featuring Jay-Z called "Suit and Tie." We can check into the Hotel Transylvania any time we want now. The hit animated movie comes out on Blu-Ray and DVD on January 29th.

Here is an awesome app, it`s called Shatoetry, and it lets you form sentences by choosing words that are read as if William Shatner was reading it, and the thing that`s great about it is, it is Shatner`s real voice.

Well, we`re on a spiritual high after reading the new book by actor Jeff Bridges called, "The Dude and the Zen Master." And Allen Hughes directs an all-star cast in the gritty political corruption drama "Broken City." We can`t wait to see Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe go toe to toe on screen.


RUSSELL CROWE, ACTOR: Keep your grubby little paws off him.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Poor Nicky, you never did learn how to share, did you? Well, don`t worry. I will teach you before it is too late.



HAMMER: Hollywood`s biggest stars are up in arms tonight. Seriously, they are literally putting their arms on the line in the name of worldwide health. OK, so they`re really just battling flu season like the rest of us, but somehow it seems a bit more glamorous. Doesn`t it? Well, maybe not.

Here is CNN`s Jeannie Moos with the SHOWBIZ flu watch.


MOOS (voice-over): Here`s a symptom seen in people who don`t have the flu.


MOOS: They find flu jokes funny.

JAY LENO, HOST, "THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO": This flu season is so bad, Hugh Hefner is washing down his Viagra with Tamiflu. That`s how bad - -

MOOS: Even the glamour of stardom can`t ward off the flu. There was Jennifer Lawrence at the Golden Globes protecting Ryan Seacrest by not shaking his hand.

RYAN SEACREST, HOST: Thanks, Jennifer. No, I hope -- oh, you have the flu. All right. Here. If you fall, lean on me.

MOOS: But three seconds later, she forgot her scruples and latched on to the next guy who held out his hand. Stars, they`re sick like us, spewing germs.

JACKMAN: Thank you, Hollywood. Sorry, I have -- I`m tail end to this flu, and I was kicking myself for not getting the flu shot, but it appears, actually, you don`t need one. I feel great.

MOOS: Yes, but will Hugh Jackman`s wife be feeling great after that double kiss?

AMY POEHLER, HOST, GOLDEN GLOBES: Meryl Streep is not here tonight. She has the flu, and I hear she`s amazing in it.


MOOS: At least Meryl Streep apparently had the sense to stay home. Jimmy Kimmel created a public service announcement aimed at workers who won`t leave.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Why are you still here?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Take your sick (EXPLETIVE DELETED) and go home!


CROWD: Go the hell home!

MOOS: If you do happen to be home with the flu, here`s a Facebook app for you. "Help! My friend gave me the flu."

(on camera): The point is you feel really lousy, so you want to blame someone for making you feel that way.

(voice-over): The app tries to find which of your Facebook friends made you sick by examining their posts. Perhaps, they wrote of having symptoms before you, says CNNMoney tech reporter Laurie Segall.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Evidence of sneezes, vomiting.

(on camera): This is ridiculous.

(voice-over): Ridiculous but fun.



MOOS: But instead of pointing the finger, point the needle.

(on camera): TV people were quick to bear arms, allowing their own arms to be shot while getting a flu shot.

(voice-over): From CNN`s Anderson Cooper --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The light is glaring off your white arms.


MOOS: To the executive producer of the Ellen show.




MOOS: The award for most infectious may go to Jennifer Lawrence, but those little flu shot whimpers are kind of infectious, too.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh don`t -- ah!


HAMMER: That was CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Feel better, everybody.

We had so much fun batting around the contenders for today`s SHOWBIZ Awesomeness, where we pick the most awesome SHOWBIZ moment of the day. Today, Jennifer Lopez at the center of the moment. Now, we know she is always pretty awesome on her own, but you have got to see these amazing snapshots to believe it. It is Jennifer as you have never seen her before, literally, SHOWBIZ Awesomeness next.



HAMMER: Right now it is time for SHOWBIZ Awesomeness, where we name the most awesome SHOWBIZ moment of the day, and today we picked a snapshot of a woman who looked so much like Jennifer Lopez that her photo sparked sheer madness online. J.Lo, you want to watch out, this is your long lost twin sister, Jessica Burciaga. Wow.

Jessica, a model from California who`s posed for a bunch of magazines, including "Playboy," her resemblance to J. Lo is uncanny. Look at them side by side. You can totally understand why Jessica`s photo set the Twittersphere on fire.

Oh, and while we were digging, we also found another incredibly awesome detail. J. Lo`s look-alike is actually friends with Kim Kardashian look- alike Melissa Molinaro. You may remember, Melissa starred in those Old Navy ads that Kim K sued over. So I guess, I don`t know, celebrity lookalikes, they have got to stick together, right? That right there, awesomeness times two.

Murder suspect Jodi Arias is a case study in lies. What makes people do it, what makes some people good at it, and how do they eventually get caught in their lies? "DR. DREW" unravels the truth right now, right here on HLN.