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Royal Frenzy over Will & Kate`s Boy; Kanye West Accused of Beating up Photog; Life After the Bling Ring; Geraldo`s Selfie; Kanye`s Rage; Fake Reality TV; Larry King, Snoop Lion`s Rap Duet

Aired July 22, 2013 - 23:00:00   ET


NATASHA CURRY, HOST: Tonight on the "SHOWBIZ Countdown," Kanye goes wild on tape. While the world`s waiting for the new royal to arrive, hip-hop royalty Kanye West apparently on the attack.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, no, no come on. Kanye!


CURRY: Tonight, the stunning tape of Kanye`s crazy rampage against the paps. Are the cops about to haul in the king of rap for felony assault? And will his insane blow-up top tonight`s "SHOWBIZ Countdown" of stars on the attack caught on tape?

Plus, it`s a little prince. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is live in London with the epic royal baby news. We`re going to reveal what`s next for the brand-new royal.

SHOWBIZ TONIGHT starts right now.

What`s up? Natasha Curry here, in for A.J. Hammer. And tonight, the royal frenzy over the royal baby.

All around the world tonight, there are so many burning questions now that Kate Middleton finally gave birth late today to a baby boy. A big one, too: 8 pounds 6 ounces, now that`s a bruiser.

CNN`s Atika Shubert is in London tonight for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. She`s at St. Mary`s Hospital. So Atika, what has it been like since we got the exciting news today?

ATIKA SHUBERT, CNN CORRESPONDENT: We did get the exciting news. Just a little while ago, we understand a healthy baby boy, 8 pounds, 6 ounces. The baby was born at 4:24 p.m.

There was a slight delay in the announcement, we understand, because Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge wanted some time alone before making the announcement public.


SHUBERT: They then called the queen, Prince Charles, of course, and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Middletons to let them all know. And in fact, we have a statement from Prince Charles, saying, "Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine, and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy."

So obviously, very happy news for all the royal family.

CURRY: Yes. And this baby born at the same hospital as his daddy. And we know that Kate, too, was way past her due date. Was there any concern for her with all that?

SHUBERT: Yes, there was a bit of concern. We don`t know exactly how many days she was past her due date. But you know, obviously, people were getting worried with every day that went by.

But the good news is, the labor seemed to go -- progressed as normal. About 10 hours, a little bit more than 10 hours of labor. But she had a natural birth, not a C-section, which is exactly what she wanted. So it does seem that things did go very well. And we also understand that Prince William was by her side throughout the delivery.

And you are right: this is the exact same hospital that Prince William was born at. In fact, in 1982, he was pictured on those steps behind me with his mother Princess Diane and, of course, Prince Charles. And so we do expect that both Prince William and Kate will spend the night at the hospital, but perhaps we might be able to see them leave tomorrow morning with the baby in their arms.

CURRY: Let`s take a look at what Prince William`s father, Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall said today. "Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone`s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time, and we`re eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future."

And I have to imagine William`s late mom, Princess Di is also on everyone`s mind today, with this new baby being born, that it`s just so sad that she couldn`t be here for this. But what an exciting time for the couple.

SHUBERT: A very exciting time. And it is something people have thought about, especially since that image of Prince William being carried in her arms was so iconic. I think for many people, this is such a happy moment to see Prince William, you know, a royal they have seen grown up before their eyes, now having a child of their own.

CURRY: And quickly, what`s next for the couple and the new baby?

SHUBERT: Well, they`re going to spend the night here. That much we know. And then, when they leave, they may announce the name of the child. But that`s not for certain. It could take up to a week before we actually know the name. We won`t know for certain. All that we know is they`re going to get a good night`s sleep tonight. They`re going to try and get some rest. And then they`re going to make a decision about whether or not they`ll be discharged tomorrow.

CURRY: Yes. And as we all know who have popped out kiddos, you`re going to need the rest. And yes, it took a while for Prince William to be named, so we`ll see how long it takes.

Atika Shubert in London, thank you.

So Kim Kardashian beat Kate Middleton to the maternity ward by just a few weeks, and now the father of her baby, Kanye West, is making some big news tonight, but it has nothing to do with the baby. It has everything to do with being accused of beating up a paparazzo. This is all caught on tape. Look.


KANYE WEST, RAPPER: I told you don`t talk to me, right. You`re trying to get me in trouble so I step off and I have to pay you $250,000.


CURRY: So Kanye just totally losing his cool at LAX in the airport, ticked off after being surrounded by paparazzi, and then some people argued that he was attacking one of them.

Well, today, he was reportedly under investigation by the cops and might wind up needing a good criminal defense attorney. We`re going to have one of those here now tonight.

Criminal defense attorney Midwin Charles with us, and here also, Amanda Seales from VH-1`s "Best Week Ever."

Ladies, thanks for joining us. So what we just showed you, that`s just a small snippet of what went down in LAX, so I want you to buckle up your seats, ladies, because -- your seat belts, because now it`s time to roll out the entire thing. Watch this with me.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Kanye! Talk to me! What was up with all that stuff? Do you want to squash all that? Cause you`re a cool guy. Come on, Kanye, be cool, man. I mean, why can`t you talk to me? Come on, Kanye. I don`t want to fight with you, dude. Seriously.

WEST: I told you don`t talk to me, right now. You`re trying to get me in trouble, so I step off and I have to pay you $250,000.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Hey, hey! Guys, stop, right now. You guys need to stop right now.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You hit my car! Hey, Dano, are you OK?


CURRY: That looked like some serious stuff there. Midwin, TMZ reporting that Kanye could be charged with felony assault. Do you think that he has anything to be worried about there? You saw the video.

MIDWIN CHARLES, ATTORNEY: He might be. I think what makes this so bad is that it`s caught on videotape, so it`s very easy for any prosecutor to get a hold of this and see exactly what he did.

It is obvious that he charged at this guy and grabbed at the camera. Now, I hope that he isn`t charged with anything that`s too excessive. I think sometimes prosecutors can get a little over zealous when they go with charging these kinds of crimes. But it`s clear and obvious what he did.

CURRY: And Amanda, I thought maybe daddyhood, maybe that would -- you know, with Kim, that mellow out Kanye a little bit, because the paparazzi always go after him at the airport, it seems. Apparently not, though. He`s giving in. What gives here?

AMANDA SEALES, VH-1`S "BEST WEEK EVER": I would never expect fatherhood with Kim Kardashian to mellow someone out. Fatherhood alone, like he`s probably not getting any sleep. Not that he was, you know, before. You know, you`re just on edge. It`s like, "Wait, I`m a parent now." Like I don`t think that necessarily just snaps you into a different state of mind.

You know, these paparazzi, though, they really do try to provoke you. It`s clear that there`s been a prior conversation or possible altercation between these two, because Kanye says, "I told you not to speak to me."

You know, this guy is clearly aware that there are cameras around. This is pure provocation, and I hope that if it does go to court, you know, we all know Kanye is not hurting for money. So he`ll be able to get the right kind of defense attorney. Because I think that it is really just you`re goading someone for a specific reason. And whatever that reason is, it`s going to make you money.

CURRY: Yes, maybe; I don`t know. I mean, I`ve got mommy brain. Maybe he`s got daddy brain.

And Taylor Swift, of first, she can tell you firsthand what it was like to be Kanye at the MTV Music Awards show. He interrupted her acceptance speech. He did apologize. But he was saying that Beyonce deserved the award when she won. When Taylor won.

But now comes this recording that was just revealed by, apparently of Kanye at a New York restaurant right after the VMAs. Listen.


WEST: I don`t (EXPLETIVE DELETED) care. That`s what I`m saying, because I did that, Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyonce. Because I wrote my verse in two days, Taylor Swift cannot beat Beyonce. As long as I`m alive. If I`m alive, kill me then. Kill me then. As long as I`m alive you going to have to deal with it. They ain`t going to be no more (EXPLETIVE DELETED) Elvises and no James Browns.


CURRY: All right. So we`re all entitled to our opinion. Amanda, what did you make of that recording?

SEALES: You know, Kanye, I`ve known Kanye for a long time, and he is a very, you know, expressive individual.

And you know, to be honest, Kanye is very aware of race. And I feel like what he`s saying here is that he feels that there`s a favoritism that is given towards, you know, Taylor Swift because she is Caucasian and that Beyonce should have won. And his reference between Elvis and -- Elvis and James Brown is about that.

CURRY: OK. All right.

SEALES: That James Brown was the hardest working man in show business, but Elvis was getting the props. And he doesn`t feel that that should continue, because he feels that Beyonce is the hardest working woman in show business, and Taylor got the props. That`s what he was saying. Not that I agree, but that`s what he was saying.

CURRY: Then maybe he should write a song about it. I don`t know. Maybe he already did.

And we reached out to Kanye West to be fair, of course, today about the leaked tapes and about the airport attack, but we didn`t hear back by our deadline. But Kanye, we did try, so let us know what you think.

All right. Midwin Charles and Amanda Seales, thanks so much.

And I`m firing up tonight`s other hottest pop culture top stories in "SHOWBIZ Hot Flashes," including nudie selfie madness. Geraldo Rivera stripping down at 70 and tweeting it, too. Heidi Klum goes topless again and Instagrams it.

So what is going on with this serious photo TMI? Stars baring everything?

What`s going on with this amazing granny, too? It`s the grandma drummer who`s knocking the socks off the Internet, but who is she? We`re revealing how her identity was just discovered.




UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Let`s go shopping.


CURRY: Tonight, a "SHOWBIZ Newsmaker." One of the leaders of Hollywood`s infamous Bling Ring. The group of celebrity-obsessed teens broke into the homes of their favorite stars and made off with millions dollars in clothes, cash and jewelry, and what great drama, with a newly-released movie directed by Sofia Coppola called "The Bling Ring."

Nick Prugo was one of those teens in the Bling Ring and going from trying to keep up with the stars to living life behind bars. That`s his life. He pleaded no contest to two counts of residential burglary, sentenced to two years in prison, and got out after one.

And Nick is trying now to piece his life back together, but he`s really trying to become a star. Is he? Like the ones that he`s obsessed over. Nick Prugo joining me now from Hollywood for this "SHOWBIZ Newsmaker" interview.

All right, Nick. Thanks for being on the show. You broke into the homes of stars like Paris Hilton, Rachel Billson, Orlando Bloom. It sounds a little bit creepy. Was it worth it?

NICK PRUGO, FORMER MEMBER OF THE BLING RING: I like to say I don`t have any regrets, because it has made me who I am today. I wouldn`t recommend this to anybody, obviously, but...

CURRY: Yes. Well, time in the slammer, that can`t be fun.

PRUGO: No, God. Not at all. It was scary. Very, very scary the first couple weeks. And then you know, once you`ve gotten into the routine of what it was, it wasn`t that bad, but I wouldn`t want to go back. It was very just weird.

CURRY: Well, let`s take a look back in a scene from the movie that shows you and your friends at the time going shopping, as you called it. Look.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Come on, let`s get out of here.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: All right, in a second. Wait, we have to check out the nightclub mirrors.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Go down, go down!




CURRY: Now, I`m sure life has been extremely different for you since the movie came out, but tell me something that would shock me.

PRUGO: Well, a lot of these celebrities, you know, their alarm systems were off. They didn`t have -- I mean, they had great security cameras and all that, but they didn`t turn them on.

So, you just kind of walked right into these homes multiple times. And everything was just kind of, you know, it was like our wish list. It was - - we just, we just kind of took whatever we wanted...

CURRY: You just went for it.

PRUGO: Yes. And nobody seemed to notice anything was missing. So it was kind of like a big shopping spree.

CURRY: I`ve got to get your take on some of the stars that you ripped off. Paris Hilton lost a reported 2 million bucks of clothing and jewelry. What would you say to her now?

PRUGO: Well, I returned over a million dollars in stuff to these people, and apparently, most of Paris`s jewelry was costume jewelry, so I don`t see how it really equates to $2 million.

CURRY: Say what?

PRUGO: Yes. So I don`t think that`s an accurate number. I think that`s something she may have said, but most of it was like plastic diamonds and stuff.

CURRY: You also stole about $130,000 from Lindsay Lohan. You know she`s been through a lot. She`s back in rehab now. Any remorse and do you feel bad for her?

PRUGO: You know, I -- I`m a big supporter of people trying change. And go to rehab and I`m -- that`s really great. I`m proud of her, and I hope she continues down the road of sobriety.

CURRY: All right, Nick Prugo. We`ll wait and see what happens next with you, hopefully soon. Brave decisions and let`s see: maybe you`ll get your own reality show. Thanks so much.

PRUGO: Thank you, Natasha.

CURRY: You bet.

And if you think the Bling Ring gang was behaving foolishly, check out the brilliant decision made by a Pittsburgh cop. You`ll scratch your head on this. If you`re wondering what the police are doing, they`re taking a picture with an arrested porn star. Yes, this is not his uniform, obviously. The explanation behind that unicorn head.

And what`s up with a grown man who wanted to beat out other Taylor Swift fans in a meet-and-greet contest? What he allegedly wanted to do that`s creeping all of us out. Get ready for your "SHOWBIZ Hot Flash" as you watch this.




JENNIFER LAWRENCE: This time around the stakes are higher and Catniss is a bit different. Everything is a little bit different. We`re in a new place in her life, and she`s got -- she`s kind of -- her idea of who she has to be protect has gone from just her sister and just her trying to save her own skin to a much larger group that she doesn`t know if she`s ready for.


CURRY: So it doesn`t get any better than that. That`s Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence at Comic-Con over the weekend, spilling the beans to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT about why the next "Hunger Games" is going to blow your mind.

And Jennifer was at Comic-Con to reveal the very first look at "The Hunger Games" sequel, "Catching Fire." She watched the preview with 6,000 hard- core fans and with the "Hunger Games" heavyweight Liam Hemsworth and Lenny Kravitz. Woo!

And because we know that you couldn`t be there at Comic-Con yourself, we`re getting you your first look at "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" right now.


LAWRENCE: Understand that whatever I do comes back to you, as well. I don`t want you to get hurt.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Since the last games, something is different. I can see it.

LAWRENCE: What can you see?


LIAM HEMSWORTH, ACTOR: You saved us. I can`t go on acting for the cameras and then ignoring each other in real life.

DONALD SUTHERLAND, ACTOR: She has to be eliminated.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I agree, but in the right way, at the right time.

LAWRENCE: We have to go before they kill us. They will kill us.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: People want to fight.


SUTHERLAND: You fought very hard in the games, but they were games. Would you like to be in a real war? Imagine thousands of your people dead. Your loved ones gone.

LAWRENCE: What do I need to do?

SUTHERLAND: This is the 75th year of the Hunger Games. The tributes are to be reaped on the existing pool of victors.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I get to say goodbye.


HEMSWORTH: So what do we do?

WOODY HARRELSON, ACTOR: I think these games are going to be different.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The 75th Hunger Games!


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There she is, Catniss Everdeen, the girl on fire.

HARRELSON: I want you guys to forget everything you think you know about the games. Last year was child`s play. This year, you`re dealing with all experienced killers.

LAWRENCE: Your last advice?

HARRELSON: Stay alive.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Remember who the real enemy is.


CURRY: Wow, that girl is on fire. I can`t wait to see Jennifer Lawrence back with a vengeance as Catniss. You too?

And "SHOWBIZ Hot Flashes" are catching fire tonight with the nude selfie no one wants to see. FOX`s Geraldo Rivera, tweeting his naked 70-year-old body for the entire world to see. Geraldo, yes, yes, you`re in great shape, but why?

And Heidi Klum going topless yet again on Instagram. Yes, is she stunning, but is enough is enough?

Plus, if you see this reality TV, it`s not for real.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There`s an unspoken clam digger oath. You stay to your territory.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: My family`s been here longer than he`s been alive.

ANNOUNCER: Along these calm waters a fierce battle is brewing.


CURRY: We`re revealing the hilarious fake reality shows that could be more entertaining than the real thing.



CURRY: Right now, "SHOWBIZ Hot Flashes." Grandpa, put some clothes on already. Check out Geraldo Rivera donning his birthday suit nearly after turning 70 and Heidi Klum, topless again?

Kanye West goes buck wild on a paparazzo, and it`s all caught on tape. Or was he going after the camera? What made him snap? And what`s he doing when he has, you know, a new baby at home? You`ve got to wonder what Mama, Kim K is saying about this.

SHOWBIZ TONIGHT continues right now.


CURRY: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, I`m Natasha Curry in for A.J. Hammer, and turn up the A.C., because it`s about to get superhot and steamy with our SHOWBIZ hot flashes.

The biggest, buzziest stories generating some serious heat tonight. First up, whoa, daddy, apparently 70 is a new 50. Check out Geraldo Rivera taking it off like Justin Bieber, posting this selfie. It has nudie pic of himself on Instagram, so why is he going all Anthony Weiner on us suddenly? "Entertainment" host Amanda Seales with us tonight. Amanda, thanks for being on the show. Three cheers for Geraldo - you know, (INAUDIBLE) at age 70, he just had a birthday ...


CURRY: Is it just kind of - forgive my French, took him and rub a little?

SEALES: Yes! Oh my .

It`s just, you know, this is when technology is at its worst. Really.


SEALES: And what is with the glasses? You know, he is looking at himself through rose colored shades and that is why he took that picture. Because he obviously thinks he looks better than he does.

CURRY: At least he has got his mustache on. Out to David Begnaud in Hollywood. David the host of "Newsbreaker" on Ora TV. David, you know, 70s is the new 50. I don`t know. I mean that may be true, but is this really necessary?

DAVID BEGNAUD, HOST AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER "NEWSBREAKER" ON ORA TV: Let me tell you something, if I hit 70 and I look like this, y`all can all take a hike. Now initially when I saw it, I was like, wait a minute, sweet baby Jesus, that is exactly what I tweeted out, and people are like, my cornea is burning and I can`t look at all that kind of stuff. Yes. Twitter after dark is much better. He tweeted it at like one in the morning. I don`t know if was breaking ..


BEGNAUD: Or he was out of his mind, or his wife said, honey, you look hot, so you need to take a picture .


BEGNAUD: But again, let`s remember, he is 70 years old, you find me another 70-looking year-old man - 70-year old man with that kind of body.

SEALES: He looks really bad .

CURRY: Not just for 70.

SEALES: Thank you.


BEGNAUD: Not bad, thank you. Admit it. Thank you.

SEALES: It would be my mistake ..

BEGNAUD: Thank you, thank you.

CURRY: He is not the only one with the negative ambition, because I mean 70 have the new $50, maybe forty is the news 20. Because check out our next "Hot Flesh", with 40-year old supermodel Heidi Cliff. She just announced another pick of herself. Another. On Instagram. Totally top list during her vacation in Bora Bora. Cleverly covering it just the right spot, like a supermodel knows how to do. I mean, we get, we know that she`s gotten a rocking body. Still, after last - is this nakedness overkill already? Maybe she`s (INAUDIBLE), I don`t know.

SEALES: I mean she is a model. So, you know, I think for her this is just artistic. Whereas for us it`s really, like taking it to another level. So .

CURRY: Yeah, maybe it`s her job, you know, supermodel job to go, you know, I`m nearly - I`m supposed to get online, so.

SEALES: And to make us look at ourselves like ..

CURRY: Right. So, David should she give it a rest - I mean, hurray for hiding, what do you think?

BEGNAUD: No. No. No. Ask any guy on the street if she should give it a rest. Look.


SEALES: Here`s the thing. I`m - check it out - I`m gay. And I still think she`s hot. Look, when look that good and you can - thank you - and you can hug a tree like that, look. More power to you. She`s a beautiful woman, it`s an artistic shot, but I don`t think any man is going to be complaining about .

CURRY: Well, our next hot flash is nothing short of amazing. It shows that no matter how old you are, if you have got it flaunt it. If you play the drums, that is. Take a look at this video, 63-year old Mary Havita (ph), unknowingly caught on tape here playing drums in a Wisconsin drum shop.


CURRY: She is amazing, this was just posted on Youtube and she actually had more than 2 million hits. She has been playing since she was 15 and said that she just likes to drop into this place from type to time, just to bang away on the drums and maybe she should go on "America`s Got Talent?"

SEALES: You know? Some things you never retire, you know what I mean? And I love that she is still killing it on the drums.

CURRY: Is it - man .


BEGNAUD: And is it just me that she looks like the old -- does she look like the old lady from "The Golden Girls?"

CURRY: I think she looks .

BEGNAUD: Come on. But maybe a little.

CURRY: Maybe a little.


Rock the drums too.

SEALES: I think all old ladies look like old ladies from "The Golden Girls."

CURRY: With some hot goggles. She`s adorable! And David, this is so sweet to the owner of the store just gifted Mary a set of drums. So, I mean should she take us with her to "America`s Got Talent?" What do you think?

BEGNAUD: Do it. Let me tell you something - anybody who at that age will sit up there with no shame and play the drums, lady, you rock it. She`s awesome, I love it.

SEALES: And her triceps don`t even wag, man. That`s what`s all impressive.

BEGNAUD: Work on those.


CURRY: No! Well, our next "Hot Flash", I`ve got to ask you, too, hold it right there. Do not adjust your TV, this just revealed pic shows a cop from Pittsburgh wearing a unicorn head, it belongs to porn star Andy Sunsimmes (ph) who`s standing right next to him after getting thrown out of a Pittsburgh Pirates game for dancing in the costume head. Amanda, I think I`ve got - I don`t know, if this cop - he must have had a lapse in judgment, thinking it was OK to pose with a porn start wearing a unicorn head.

SEALES: Right. Because it`s not bad - it`s bad enough that you are posing with the porn star, right? But then you put on the unicorn head and now it takes it to like another level and he just escorted her out. So I guess they got kind of friendly and acquainted on that walk and it was like, of course, I will put on your unicorn head, why not, have a good day.

CURRY: Maybe he was a little distracted. And we reached out to the Pittsburgh police to be fair today and all they had to say was no comment on what might happen next. So, David, do you think that this cop should get fired for his unicorn style?

BEGNAUD: Look, here is the bottom line, I think he is going to get fired or at least reprimanded. I mean let`s get serious here. Amanda, the bottom line is, when you put on that uniform, you are held to a higher standard. I`m sure it was a joke, I`m sure he was just trying to have fun, but people love to take pictures of people in positions of responsibility when they see them doing wrong. Bad move - is it the end of the world? No, he can probably find another job. I think he is going to lose this one.

CURRY: So you think? Take the uniform a little more seriously without the unicorn head. OK, check out.

SEALES: If you lose this job for a unicorn head, then - I mean - that`s really. I know a lot of cops I hear doing a lot worse and still have their jobs.

BEGNAUD: You are right, let`s see.


CURRY: All right, moving on to this. I want you to check out what happens next in our hot flashes here. A fan having a hot flash over the weekend when Beyonce touches him at her concert. Watch this fan freak out.


BEYONCE (singing)



CURRY: Oh, and I think the guy fainted after he was touched by Beyonce, but David, how sweet that Beyonce got down there and gave him a hug. What do you think of all this?

BEGNAUD: Look, I love it, she is one of my favorites. And, you know, she is not pulling a Rihanna where she is bitching somebody out on stage.

CURRY: Oh-ho!

BEGNAUD: So I appreciate that fact. You know, at the end of the day, as long as you respect her, remember, remember that guy who slapped her on the butt, and she turned around and called him out for it.

CURRY: Yeah.

BEGNAUD: This was not this. I think she is wonderful, I think she`s a good example to women. I love it the first lady just took the first daughters to a Beyonce concert in Chicago. I think she`s a good example .

CURRY: So, you are a Beyonce fan, too?

BEGNAUD: Yeah, I actually am. Believe it or not. Why? Is that surprising?

CURRY: Not at all. I`m a huge fan too. What do you think? What was your reaction to this fan?

SEALES: I just think it`s all is hilarious, you know, how much folks can get into it. I mean he is catching the spirit y`all, it`s a halleluiah moment when Beyonce touches him. But you know, that is what it`s all about when you pay and go see performers that you love. So I think .

BEGNAUD: That`s right. That`s right. Good for him.

CURRY: David and Amanda, do not move, because the heat is on, we`ve got more SHOWBIZ hot flashes, Kanye West fury erupts.


CURRY: It`s the incredible new video of Kanye being taunted by a paparazzi, who wants Kanye to go wild. Well, Kanye takes the bait. So what was he thinking? Plus, a contest for Taylor Swift to meet her biggest fan gets squashed when a 39-year-old man wins seriously. Is it totally creepy that he`s entered or is it unfair that a grown man will not ever, ever, ever get to meet Taylor Swift now? Plus, wait until you see what we are naming as our SHOWBIZ "Moment of Awesomeness."



CURRY: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT where we are taking on today`s biggest hot flashes and talk about heated. It`s Kanye West here, and he is definitely making you say kind of - what the? Yeah, Kanye was just caught on tape going bananas, his rage aimed at a paparazzi at the Los Angeles International Airport - well, really seemed to be taunting him. Watch this.


PAPARAZZO: I mean why? No, no come on Kanye, I don`t want to fight with you.

I mean seriously. I don`t want to fight with you.

I mean seriously. I don`t want to fight you dude.

KANYE: I told you don`t talk to me right. You`re trying to get me in trouble so I step off and I have to pay you $250-thousand.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Hey! Hey! You guys need to stop right now!


CURRY: All right, David, back now for our news rankers on Ora TV back with me in Hollywood. David, Kanye, he obviously, he lost his cool, he let the paparazzi get to him, now he is reportedly under investigation by the cops, but in Kanye`s defense, I mean, the guy would not leave him alone, can you blame him?

BEGNAUD: Yeah. No, look, here is the deal, the guy was on a public sidewalk, OK? These people go in a celebrity so they can have exactly this happen. They can have questions asked and their pictures photographed, nothing irritates me more than some, you know, egotistical guy like this walking out thinking don`t ask me questions? He literally tells the guy, not to ask me questions. The guy was on public property and every right to be asking him the questions, Kanye lost his cool, and I`ve got to tell you. I think in the future Kanye is going to go to jail, maybe not this time, but down the road I think it`s going to happen.

CURRY: All right. Well, we`ll wait to see what happened. Entertainment hosts Amanda Seales also back with us again. I mean after this photographer has apparently got into, you know, in hot water, he`s reportedly the same guy Brittney Spears lunged at with that umbrella back in 2007. Do you think Kanye should get a pass on this one because of that?

SEALES: Yeah, I don`t agree with David at all. I feel like just because you are a public figure does not mean that you should be at the behest of all these people that are coming at you, how - however they want to. Kanye`s issue wasn`t that he asked him a question, it was how he asked him the question. And I know from my own personal experience --

BEGNAUD: Wait a minute. Now, we are telling -

SEALES: Let me finish.

BEGNAUD: Now we are saying you can`t --

SEALES: Let me finish. I know from my personal experience, people think they can just talk to you however they want because you are on television, and there`s a respect level that needs to be there. And Kanye said to him, I don`t like how you are talking to me, and I told you before, you don`t talk to me correctly, and this guy just keeps on going, keeps on going. At the end of the day, if you are a man and you are speaking to another man or you are a woman speaking to another woman of a person speaking to another person, have some respect. You know Kanye is volatile as well, like back off.

CURRY: David, what do you think?

BEGNAUD: Respect is important. Look, respect is important. But you cannot say that, you know, if I walk down the street and you talk to me in a negative way, then I have got every right to potentially haul off and hit you.

SEALES: I did not say he has every right. What I`m saying is that the dynamic between paparazzi - the dynamic between paparazzi and celebrity are completely different than the dynamics between a regular person and a regular person. Because guess what-

BEGNAUD: Absolutely. But the law is the same.


BEGNAUD: He is on a public sidewalk.

CURRY: I have got to point this out, too, and I`m watching the video, did Kanye even put his hands on the guy? It does not look like it.

SEALES: No, he didn`t.

CURRY: He put his hands on the camera, maybe.

SEALES: Exactly, and these paparazzi know what they are doing. They know what they are doing. Let`s not try to act like the paparazzi are some glorious, kind individuals.

BEGNAUD: Agree, I agree, but I`m just saying Kanye has got to keep his cool.

CURRY: Now, next up in the hot flashes, not so cool at all, very hot, two old for Taylor, what is up with this? A Boston radio station just ditched their biggest fan contest. The reason being that a 39-year-old man reportedly won the contest, beating out teenage girls. Are you kidding me? The voting was apparently rigged because most of his votes were from a viral web campaign, so the radio station cancelled it. But besides, I mean, 39 years old, David, does this seem a little bit too creepy for your tastes?

BEGNAUD: Yeah, I mean, look at this, what 39-year-old is taking place in a contest like this? Get a life, I mean, come on. You know? Let the kids have it, it`s Taylor Swift, for god`s sake.

SEALES: That I do agree with David on that, that is just icky, what are you doing with your life?

CURRY: OK. Our next SHOWBIZ hot flash. A help wanted sign that could have read, "help my son lose his virginity." What? A mother just posted an ad on Craigslist to help her son lose his virginity before he`s headed off to college. Harvard, in fact. Mommy dearest offers to make the financial problems of the girl who says yes disappear and then throw in a couple of concert tickets for good measure. So, David, I cannot believe this. Are you thinking that he is one lucky guy for having a mom like that? I`m thinking no.

BEGNAUD: Are you kidding me? Listen, here is the thing. I don`t want to seem like an old timer or something, but I wish they had a law where literally you could take the mom away from this kid or something. What kind of idiot posts a message like this on Facebook? I don`t care how cool the kid thinks it might be, or if it`s a joke. It`s embarrassing at the end of the day. And do you really want 10 years from now telling the story that your mom tried to (INAUDIBLE) Craigslist?

CURRY: Amanda, creepy?

SEALES: I mean, it`s creepy. But I`m pretty sure that ten years from now, that will be the best story ever at dinner. Like, my mom is bananas. But, you know, it`s a bit delusional, I might add, and it`s a wonder that their child is going to Harvard, so I would expect her to be a little bit more swift.

BEGNAUD: Exactly. Exactly.

CURRY: Man. Yeah, we just can`t believe it, so we just thought you would like to chew on that one for a change. David and Amanda, thanks so much, guys.

SEALES: Thanks.

BEGNAUD: Thanks, ladies.

CURRY: And some of the most popular reality TV shows are most cringe worthy. I am talking to you about Honey Boo Boo, but things are about to get a whole lot more real, meet the clam king.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There is an unspoken clam digger oath, you stay to your territory.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: My family has been here longer than he has been alive.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Along these calm waters, a fierce battle is brewing.


CURRY: What is all this shucking about? Did you see this? We are going to tell you why the wildest, fakest, most over the top new reality shows that will never see the light of day, and why the world may be better off for it.

Plus, whether you see our moment of SHOWBIZ Awesomeness, it`s SBT, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT only on HLN.



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think the ability to tan is just something that you are, like, born with.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I love the sun. I`m like part man, part plant, part lizard, all rolled into one.


CURRY: Did you see this? Watch out, Honey Boo Boo, here come "The Tanners." So could "The Tanners" dethrone the current princess of reality TV? Love them or hate them, reality shows are a reality except when they are not.

Here is CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with the reality show ads that steal the show.


JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Which of the following is not really a real reality show?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Clam Kings. Duck Dynasty. Meet the tanners. The real housewives of New Jersey. Long Island Landscapers.

MOOS: Well, actually, there were three impostors. "Meet the Tanners" is seemingly about a family obsessed with tanning.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Whoa, whoa, young lady.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Your vitamin C levels are spiking.

We got rules in the house. If you sack (ph) me, you go to the shade.

MOOS: "Meet the Tanners" got burned in reviews.

What do you think?


MOOS: What do you think?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I would not watch it.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think I`m related to some people like that.

MOOS: But it turns out there`s nothing to not watch.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: "Meet the Tanners." Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

MOOS: The fact that you thought this was a real show says a lot about the state of TV. This is an ad for public broadcasting`s New York affiliate, channel 13, a campaign called "TV Gone Wrong."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I thought it was real.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I thought it was real. Absolutely.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I thought it couldn`t get worse than (INAUDIBLE).

MOOS: There`s also something fishy about "Clam Kings."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What business you got talking about my family`s clams?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And when it comes to being the best.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why are you stealing my clams?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: These two aren`t shucking around.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I would definitely watch it.

MOOS: And there`s one more unreal reality show.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This Thursday on the season premiere of "Long Island Landscapers."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Let`s do flamingoes, this one.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Flamingoes, elegant bird.

MOOS: These spoofs were dreamed up by ad agency CHI & Partners New York. The creators sat around dreaming up over the top, fake reality shows.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think it`s one of those things that what we tried to do is make each other laugh.

MOOS: They tried to strike a balance between too over the top and believable. Some ideas were rejects. Like the one?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Called "Redneck Rabbis." And the tagline was, "they are quite unorthodox."

MOOS: These bunch of kids had a definite favorite. "Meet the Tanners."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I would watch that, definitely.

MOOS: But "Long Island Landscapers" did not make the cut.


MOOS: The fake reality shows are meant to make the real ones seem like more boo boo, less honey.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Here comes Honey Boo Boo.


CURRY: That was CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Did you know that Snoop Lion has a new show on YouTube? Well, all right, maybe you did not know this. Snoop got Larry King to rap on his new show.


LARRY KING (rapping): -- peanut butter is what I love, I prefer it all (INAUDIBLE). I`m with the Lion and he loves to sing, how about a little ring-a-ding-ding?

SNOOP LION: Oh, yeah.


CURRY: And you thought Larry King was going to chill in a rocking chair after leaving CNN? We are showing you Larry`s mad skills. SHOWBIZ Awesomeness is next.



CURRY: It is time for SHOWBIZ Awesomeness. That`s when we reveal the most awesome story of the day, and tonight, it`s hip hop`s hottest new duo. Snoop Lion and Larry King. Yes, I said Snoop and Larry. And I actually thought Snoop gave up rapping when he changed his name from Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion, but lo and behold, he has a new protege, and it`s CNN`s former interviewer extraordinaire.

Watch Larry King, featuring Snoop Lion, with dinner for two.


LARRY KING (rapping): I like the Dodgers and I like reading, but the most important thing I like is eating. Dinner for two, or dinner for six, it really don`t matter, I get my kicks. Jiffy peanut butter, is what I love. I prefer it all others above. I`m with the Lion and he loves to sing, how about a little ring-a-ding-a-ding?

SNOOP LION: Oh, yeah. Mazel tov. Mr. King, let your voice and your legacy continue to ring.

KING: Ring, ring, ring.


CURRY: How cute are they? Now, that is going to be ringing in your head all night. I know it. It was news to me, though. Snoop`s, you know, GG (ph) news has been going on for four seasons.

Hey, thank you for watching. I`m Natasha Curry. Watch SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Monday through Thursday at 11:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific. HLN continues right now.