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Ellen Fights Back Against Marriage Rumors; Which Movies Stand Best Chance for Oscar Nod?; Demi Lovato`s Stunning Cocaine Confession; Gisele Bundchen`s Controversial Instagram Photo; Interview with Trista Sutter

Aired December 11, 2013 - 23:00:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, HOST: Right now on the "Top Ten Countdown," Demi`s shocking cocaine confession. We`re talking about Demi Lovato`s bombshell revelations about her extreme addiction to cocaine.


DEMI LOVATO, SINGER: I could hide it to where I would sneak drugs. I couldn`t go without probably like 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine. And I`d bring it on airplanes.


HAMMER: She used it every 30 minutes and even smuggled it onto planes. How did Demi get clean?

Plus, Giselle Bundchen`s breast-feeding blunder. Does the supermodel deserve to get slammed over this Instagram pic of her breast-feeding her daughter?

SBT starts right now.

Hello and thank you for watching. I`m A.J. Hammer. We are kicking off our "Top Ten Countdown" of today`s must-see, must-share stories with No. 10. It`s Ellen`s remarkable rant and revenge.


ELLEN DEGENERES, TALK SHOW HOST: It`s so ridiculous to me. There`s not one ounce of truth to any of it. I am very happily married.


HAMMER: That was Ellen this afternoon doing something pretty extraordinary. She was taking on the tabloids over reports that she and her wife, Portia De Rossi are splitting up.

Now, it`s obviously not the first time the tabloids tried to trash Ellen`s marriage, so why is she speaking out now? Well, you are about to hear Ellen`s amazing story from Ellen herself.

Entertainment TV host Carly Steel is with me in New York. And "Access Hollywood`s" Segun is in Hollywood.

So Ellen says that she was in the hair salon, and she saw her supposed life story on the cover of a magazine. It had the headline "Ellen-Portia Marriage Crumbles." So let`s watch now what she said on her show this afternoon about it.


DEGENERES: So I get the magazine, and I`m flipping through. And there`s one page torn out. The only page torn out was my story. I will never know what is tearing my marriage apart. I don`t know what`s happening.

It`s so ridiculous to me. There`s not one ounce of truth to any of it. I am very happily married. In fact, the only thing we ever argue about is who loves who more.


HAMMER: I love that. I love, Carly, that she spoke out. I love what she had to say. But I`m also a little miffed as to why she decided to speak out now, because again, Portia and Ellen have been attacked in the tabloids before. Why do you think she decided this was the time to actually address it?

CARLY STEEL, ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER: Well, comedians are known to use their own personal experiences for their monologues. And goodness knows, Ellen has to do one every single day, so it`s great material for her.

I personally think it`s not a great idea to speak out. We have this saying in the U.K.: "Never explain, never complain." And sometimes when you do address these rumors, it does add fuel to the fire.

However, I think she`s no stranger to speaking out about things. She famously came out in 1997. She and Portia have been together since the early 2000s.


STEEL: There`s been no talk of any split or any issue so far. So I think everything`s fine.

HAMMER: You make a good point. There are a lot of people now who may have seen this and they`re going to run out and try to find that tabloid to read all about the supposed break up that`s going on. What do you think, Segun? Did Ellen do herself more harm than good by going so public? You know, people are cynical. They do say, "Thou doth protest too much" sometimes in these situations.

SEGUN ODUOLOWU, "ACCESS HOLLYWOOD": Yes, and A.J., I`m a dyed-in-the- wool cynic usually. But I have to disagree here. I think nipping any type of rumor in the bud is the best course of action. Who else but Ellen is going to have the insider`s opinion and view of what`s going on?

So for her to use her show as a platform to speak not only about tabloids in general creating fire or creating smoke where there is no fire, but I love the fact that she -- you know, she made a joke out of it. She made light of the fact that tabloids do invade our privacy, invade your life. And in L.A., as well as you know in New York, it can be pretty insistent and pretty awful.

So you know, good for her. Way to stand up and say, "You know what? There`s no problem."

HAMMER: Yes. See, I totally agree with you. I think Ellen is the one person among maybe just a handful who could certainly get away with saying something and it not causing more problems.

But she wasn`t finished yet, with what I just showed you. She actually made her point as we were saying, the way she often does, with humor. Let`s watch some more.


DEGENERES: And I know they have to fill magazines. Every issue, every week it has to be filled up. But I don`t know how they can print lies like that.

And it`s tricky, because they quote a reliable source or a good friend. Because you know how many good friends would talk to tabloids. Right? All your good friends would. Really, if they want to make it more believable, they should at least say, "Portia and Ellen`s marriage crumbles, according to a terrible, terrible friend."


HAMMER: I think that`s true. That`s so well. And I love that she said that. But Carly, as great as I think it is that she put it out there and really let the world know, "Hey, this is what goes on. This is the nonsense, the B.S. that`s put out there," I don`t think it`s going to stop the headlines at all.

STEEL: No. It`s only creating it. I actually didn`t know about this until she started talking about it. You probably wouldn`t either. I mean, Jennifer Aniston gets things said about her all the time. She does not comment. They go away. I completely rebut the claim that it`s good to take it on. I think keep on and carry on, just like the queen. That`s what I say.

HAMMER: Wait a second. But it`s Ellen.

ODUOLOWU: No way. No way. No way. First of all, unlike Jennifer Aniston -- unlike Jennifer Aniston, Ellen is on TV every day. So whether or not -- whether she wants to address it or not address it, it`s going to be thrown into her face every day. Jennifer Aniston does, like, two movies a year.

HAMMER: Here`s the thing that I will say. If there really was a problem, I actually don`t think she would have said anything, because what would the point have been?

Carly, Segun, we`ll leave it there. Thank you so much.

And we move onto No. 9 on our countdown. The official kick-off of the road to Oscars, beginning with today`s SAG nominations.

Leading the way with the most nominations, "12 Years a Slave." Really driving home what an extraordinary and welcome year this has been for black cinema. "12 Years a Slave" getting four nominations.

Right behind it, my friend Lee Daniels. "Lee Daniels` The Butler" got three nominations, including a nod for Oprah Winfrey. Outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role is that category. That does put her up the likes... Up against the likes of Julia Roberts and Jennifer Lawrence.

And we are taking on the biggest battles with CNN "NEW DAY`s" Nischelle Turner and Rentrak`s Paul Dergarabedian. I spoke with them today live on SBT at noon.


HAMMER: Let us roll out the very first category. The nominations for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. This is basically SAG`s equivalent of Best Picture. In this category, we have "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle," "August: Osage County," which also got three total nominations, as did "Dallas Buyers Club," and we mentioned "Lee Daniels` The Butler."

Pauly D, off to you first. Which movie takes it?

PAUL DERGARABEDIAN, RENTRAK: Well, I loved "American Hustle." And what a great cast. It`s like an all-star, you know, like, football team or a greatest hits of a cast in this incredible period piece set in the `70s.

Jennifer Lawrence coming off the huge success of "The Hunger Games." Of course, Bradley Cooper. Jeremy Renner is in the film. Amy Adams is brilliant in it. And, of course, the almost unrecognizable Christian Bale, who is at the center of this film. And he`s physically transformed.

But it`s not just about that physical transformation. It`s about this entire ensemble coming together and putting you in the `70s with the music, the set design, the costumes and this great acting. David O. Russell, fantastic director; has worked with a lot of these actors before. He directed "Silver Linings Playbook" and "The Fighter."

For me, this is just an incredible film. I think the accolades are going to keep coming as more people see this movie as it`s released and then goes into wider release over time. I think it`s going to be a tough film to beat.

HAMMER: Paul, what you`re saying is you like this movie?

DERGARABEDIAN: I kind of liked it.

HAMMER: "American Hustle" is getting a lot of attention. Yes, clearly. And obviously, Jennifer Lawrence has been getting pretty much praise nonstop for her performance in the movie. This morning...

DERGARABEDIAN: Yes, absolutely.

HAMMER: ... very deservedly, she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.

And Nischelle, you just spoke with Jennifer about taking on this role. I want to watch what she told you.




TURNER: But that had to have been so fun to play, just out of your head.

LAWRENCE: It was so fun. Well, it was so fun to try to make her -- you know, when I read the script it was she was just a maniac. But -- but making her -- why is she this way? Humanizing her and giving her more humility and making her less of a -- you know, less of an enemy, kind of that was the most exciting thing for me.


HAMMER: See, I love Jennifer Lawrence. Anything that comes out of her mouth. Sometimes it`s boring hearing actresses or actors talk about their roles. Jennifer makes it exciting. We all love her, Nischelle. But do you think she`s a lock to win this in this category? Because look at who she`s up against: Julia Roberts for "August: Osage County," and everybody`s happy to see Oprah Winfrey getting that nomination for "Lee Daniels` The Butler."

TURNER: you know, I don`t think she`s a lock, A.J., as well as I don`t think "American Hustle" will win for Best Ensemble. It was a great film, and she gave a great performance.

But if you look at this film, the best performances in this film were Amy Adams, Christian Bale, and Bradley Cooper. They didn`t even get nominations. I think, while Jennifer Lawrence was great, part of this was "We`ve got to get her in there." That`s kind of my feeling about this, because I think there were some really wonderful performances there: Paulson in "12 Years a Slave," I think deserved a nomination for this today.

So I think that it will come down to either Julia Roberts in this category, but I really think Lupita Ngong`o for "12 Years a Slave" will win this award for Best Supporting Actress in a Film this year.

HAMMER: All right. We will see. Let me get to another category really quick, the showdown of SAG`s equivalent of Best Actress in a movie. This is Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"; Judi Dench, "Philomena"; Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"; Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County"; Emma Thompson for "Saving Mr. Banks."

Pauly D, I only have time for your answer. Who`s it going to be?

DERGARABEDIAN: Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers. Love the movie. Loved her performance. She`s this pretty much unlikable character...

HAMMER: All right.

DERGARABEDIAN: ... but she really is passionate about her character.


HAMMER: Well, of course, following the SAG nominations come the Golden Globe nods. They`re going to be revealed tomorrow morning. SBT will be live at 12 p.m. Eastern, and we of course, will have complete coverage.

Moving now to Demi Lovato`s absolutely shocking cocaine confession.


LOVATO: I would just -- I don`t know, I would smuggle it, basically, and just wait until everyone in first class went to sleep, and I would just do it right there.


HAMMER: Wow. Pretty hard to believe a former Disney star was so hooked on cocaine that she couldn`t take a flight without it. So just how bad was her extreme addiction, and how did Demi finally get clean?

And here`s some more stunning stuff from Hollywood. Gisele Bundchen getting slammed by moms everywhere for this Instagram pic of her breast- feeding her daughter. Does it show a powerful mom or, as some are suggesting, a clueless supermodel, totally out of touch with the real world?

Will one of these diva`s be No. 1? This is SBT on HLN.


HAMMER: Now on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Geico`s 15 Minutes of Fame." Someone who certainly has enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame and a whole lot more is Freddie Wong. Freddie is No. 8 on our countdown. He shares a name with Jackie Chan, a character that Jackie played in a movie, and he`s kind of like the Jackie Chan of YouTube.

But he`s featured in the just-released YouTube Rewind video 2013 that features the best moments on YouTube this year.

Freddie is joining me from Hollywood. So great to have you here, Freddie. You`re just so cool.

FREDDIE WONG, YOUTUBE STAR: Thanks, man. I try and keep it that way. Cool clothes.

HAMMER: Well, I appreciate that.

WONG: As cool as I can.

HAMMER: Hey, look at you, nearly seven million people subscribe to your YouTube channel. Come on. You`re the master of these special effects and all these over-the-top stunts we get to see in your videos. Like one of my favorites, "Whose Plane is It Anyway?" Let`s watch that.



WONG: Oh, glasses.


HAMMER: I could watch it all day. I`m telling you. You`ve got these moves like Jackie Chan. In fact, we have this thing that we put together right here. There`s you in action and there`s Jackie in action. He starred in a 1978 movie called "Drunken Master." His character was known as Freddie Wong. Please tell me it can`t be a coincidence that that`s your name.

WONG: No, it absolutely is a coincidence. My Chinese name is much more boring. But as a result, you know, I feel like the need to, you know, do some of these "Drunken Master" moves. And we love action movies. You know, it`s what we do. And we love doing visual effects, and we`ve found an audience doing it.

HAMMER: And you`ve done it in a very unique way that I found so completely entertaining. You combined this live-action movie making and video-gaming all at the same time. I want to watch a scene from your original series called "Video Game High school."

Roll that one out, Charles.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Left flank, Occam`s Razor on three.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Just like a walking invitation.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Let`s go. Get ready to rush the point.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Ryan, take the cat out.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: First I got to put the cat out.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Kitty, where are you?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What are you guys doing?



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Here, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, my God. We need a new captain.


HAMMER: Yes, No surprise you have so many subscribers. It`s such great filmmaking, YouTube making. Whatever we call it these days. I`m not exactly sure.

So now that you have so many fans and all these subscribers, as I mentioned, what`s the strangest thing that`s happened to you since you became YouTube famous?

WONG: Yes, YouTube famous is weird. Because sometimes I`ll be out on the street, and someone will like go "I`ve got to get a picture with you." And they`ll take a photo of me. And I look around where I am, and every single person is looking at me like who is this guy? Should I know him? Is he a Korean pop star? You know?

So it`s weird, because on the one hand, we have an audience of, you know, seven million people, but on the other hand, it`s still not like, quote unquote, Main Street celebrity. You know, nobody is -- nobody is recognizing me on the street unless they see -- they`ve seen our videos. And, you know, a lot of our actors on "Video Game High School," too, go "We get recognized off this more than anything else," you know, "compared to what we normally do."

HAMMER: That is pretty amazing. I love that that has taken over now. And of course, the YouTube Rewind video that`s out for 2013 shows you. But of course, it shows one of the big stars of the year on YouTube, Miley Cyrus. She`s twerking in it. Are you going to be working twerking - - I just said that -- yes, working twerking into your next video?

WONG: No. I don`t think we`re going to be doing twerking any time soon. I mean, like, twerking is in the Oxford English Dictionary now, which is good, because now I don`t have to explain to my mom what it is. I can just tell her to, like, look it up in the dictionary.

HAMMER: Well, congratulations on a great year for you, Freddie. It`s great having you here. Thanks so much for joining us.

WONG: Thanks for having us on.

HAMMER: All right. As we move on, we have to get to Demi the drug smuggler.


LOVATO: I could hide it to where I would sneak drugs. I couldn`t go without, probably like 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine. And I`d bring it on airplanes.


HAMMER: Former Disney star Demi Lovato coming clean about her extreme addiction to cocaine. Wait until you hear about the rollercoaster life the "X Factor" judge had while still a teen.

But this may be even more surprising. A beefcake calendar for cabbies. New York cab drivers are letting it all hang out for a good cause. Could it possibly be No. 1?

This is SBT on HLN.


HAMMER: Our Top Ten Countdown continues now with No. 7. Sharon Osbourne`s holiday dream gift.

So I just visited the ladies of "The Talk." Their set was a winter wonderland, with lights, decorations, you name it. When I was hanging out with the ladies after the show, I had to ask the never-shy Sharon Osbourne what her dream holiday gift is. I loved her response.


HAMMER: It`s the holidays. What do you get Sharon Osbourne, who probably has everything she darn well pleases?

JULIE CHEN, CO-HOST, CBS`S "THE TALK": Sharon does not have everything. She has three of everything.


CHEN: And the fourth one of that in a different color. You could get something for her granddaughter.

SARA GILBERT, CO-HOST, CBS`S "THE TALK": A professional organizer.

HAMMER: Are you volunteering for the job?

GILBERT: A pile of money.


HAMMER: Aww. Aww. That`s not provocative.

TYLER: Sharon likes giving -- Sharon like giving gifts more than she likes getting them. She`s easy to shop for, because she`s so generous. So -- and for all of us, I think this year we just decided that togetherness was going to be our gift.


HAMMER: Can`t go wrong with peace. I`ve got to say, I`m not surprised that Sharon is so generous with all of her friends.

Well, if you are looking for a new holiday tradition this year, Tyler Perry`s "A Madea Christmas" is said to be an instant holiday classic. Madea up to her old tricks, of course on the big screen. This Friday she`s back. And as you can imagine, she`s more naughty than nice.

I can tell you who is very nice, Tyler Perry. I spoke with him and his co-star, Tika Sumpter, about their holiday wish lists. Tyler`s made around 100 million bucks this year alone, so I had to ask what the heck could he possibly want for Christmas. Tyler`s answer brings us to No. 6 on our countdown.


HAMMER: Did you guys get each other holiday gifts?

TYLER PERRY, ACTOR/DIRECTOR: You know what? That is so wrong. You just dropped the hammer. That is so wrong.

HAMMER: Come on, man.

TIKA SUMPTER, ACTRESS: A.J. What did you say? You just dropped the hammer.

PERRY: You just dropped the hammer.

HAMMER: No pun intended.

PERRY: That is so wrong!

HAMMER: So clearly no. But what do you...

SUMPTER: I`m just going to be styling it.

PERRY: Because she`s ready for...

HAMMER: Right.

PERRY: What do you get -- what was the question?

HAMMER: What do you get Tyler Perry?

PERRY: Listen, I`m easy. I`m the easiest person to get a gift for.

SUMPTER: Yes. I know what to get you.

PERRY: What you getting me?

SUMPTER: A bottle of Hennessy.

PERRY: I really want the Hennessy that lights up. There`s a bottle that lights up, so I`m asking everybody to get the bottle that lights up.

HAMMER: There you go.

SUMPTER: Now you`re going to get about 10,000 of them.

PERRY: I`ll take it. I`ll take it.

HAMMER: All right. You said you`re easy. Why?

PERRY: Because all I want are letters. All I want is letters.


PERRY: I have everything that I want in this life. You know, I`m happy. My family`s happy. My dogs are happy. All I like are letters from people, handwritten letters. I think we`re so far away with e-mails and texts. Just take a minute to write me a handwritten letter of what my friendship means to you. And that takes you a long way.

HAMMER: Thank you. I hope everybody pays attention to what you just said, man. And get your head out of the device...



HAMMER: ... and walk up to somebody and wish them a happy holiday instead of sending them a text. Right?

PERRY: Yes, and a letter. Handwritten.

SUMPTER: Well, what I want is -- no.

PERRY: It starts with a "P" and ends with an "orsche."


HAMMER: All right. You remember that famous "Seinfeld" holiday card where Elaine has an accidental nip slip? This was no accident. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen getting seriously slammed for this Instagrammed breast- feeding pic. Is she proving she`s a super mom or a super clueless celeb?

Plus, the king of monsters is back and roaring across the Internet.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I realize not all of you have had hands-on experience. Frankly, none of us have ever faced a situation quite like this one before.


HAMMER: Will it be No. 1? This is SBT on HLN.



LOVATO: I could hide it to where I would sneak drugs. I couldn`t go without probably like 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine. And I`d bring it on airplanes.


HAMMER: Right now the "Top Ten Countdown." Demi`s cocaine chaos. From Disney star to drug smuggler? Demi Lovato is revealing the outrageous risks that she took to get her fix. This is some pretty shocking stuff. You`re going to hear all about it.

Plus, a supermodel`s super blunder? Gisele Bundchen posted this Instagram pic, and she is getting glammed up while she breast-feeds her daughter. So is this the new face of being a power mom or a million-dollar supermodel showing off? "SBT" continues right now.

Welcome back. Thank you so much for watching. I`m A.J. Hammer. Our top ten countdown of today`s must see, must share stories continues now with number five. Demi Lovato`s stunning cocaine confession. As you may have heard in the past, Demi has been very open about her time in rehab and her addictions, but never quite like this. Demi just told "Access Hollywood" she would even take cocaine on airplanes.


DEMI LOVATO, SINGER: My drug use, I could hide it to where I would sneak drugs. I couldn`t go without probably like 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine, and I`d bring it on airplanes.


HAMMER: That is pretty serious, obviously. Segun from "Access Hollywood" is with us now in Hollywood. I`ve always been very happy with the fact that Demi`s been very open about this once she started getting her life in order. She`s come clean about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she has said in the past she suffered from eating disorders. But a cocaine addiction that got that bad? Are you surprised hearing this?

SEGUN ODUOLOWU, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD: It`s not so much a surprise as shock at her age. We have to remember that Demi is only 21. And the demons that she`s been battling have started at an early age. And as she`s progressed, she`s been able to not only fight the demons, but achieve and accomplish so much. So if I were wearing a hat, I would take it off to her and commend her for her strength. In that interview with Kit Hoover (ph), who I thought did a brilliant job, Demi`s candor is also very arresting. Most of the time celebrities are hesitant to talk about their battle with addiction. And as you said, Demi`s always been at the forefront, never shying away from it.

But there are some interesting facts, how her mother put it to her and said I`m not going to allow you to be around your little sister if this type of behavior continues. That was, Demi says, part of the drive to get her to fight her addiction head on and go into rehab. I`m just so proud of the way she has spoken about it, and like I said, it`s not an easy thing. I thought the entire interview was handled so brilliantly.

HAMMER: You mentioned her candor in that interview. It would have been plenty if she said, yes, I had a cocaine addiction and I would bring it onto planes, but then she goes on and really confesses how she would hide it from everyone. Roll that.


LOVATO: I would smuggle it basically, and just wait until everyone in first class went to sleep, and I would just do it right there, or I`d sneak to the bathroom and I`d do it. That`s how difficult it got. That was even with somebody who -- I had a sober companion, somebody that was watching me 24/7 and living with me. I was able to hide it from them as well.


HAMMER: So incredibly candid. TV Entertainment host Carly Steel is also with us. I mean, as candid as she`s been for some time, I`m still pretty blown away by all this.

CARLY STEEL, ENTERTAINMENT TV HOST: I`m blown away. It certainly takes the term mile high club to a whole new level, A.J. I mean, I think what`s surprising isn`t the confession itself. Demi`s very vocal about her battles with addiction before. I think what shocks a lot of people are the details, the fact that she had to use cocaine every 30 minutes, the fact that she smuggled it onto planes. As someone who smuggled liquids, excess Avion (ph) spray onto planes, I know this is a very difficult thing to do. This is breaking federal law. So this is a very serious thing she`s saying, but again, hats off to her. I think she`s a role model to so many young people by speaking out about these details. And part of recovery is admission. And the fact that she can do that is great, and it seems like she`s well on her way.

HAMMER: It`s clearly all part of a process. You really bring that Avion spray on board?

STEEL: I sneak it in.

HAMMER: Shame on you.

STEEL: I`ll tell you how to do it later.

HAMMER: But more seriously, it wasn`t just cocaine that was the problem for Demi, and she revealed how she hit rock bottom. Let`s look at that.


LOVATO: My last drink was probably my lowest point. I`ve had tons of low, low points. But I was going to the airport and I had a Sprite bottle just filled with vodka. And it was 9:00 in the morning. And I was like throwing up in the car, and this was just to get on a plane and go back to L.A. to the sober living house that I was staying at. And I had all the help in the world, but I didn`t want it.


HAMMER: I really continue to give her a lot of credit for speaking out like this. Not only do I think people will like her and embrace her more because of it, but she potentially can really help some of her young fans who may be dealing with the same thing when they see that it is possible to get through it and on the other side.

Let`s move from a Hollywood stunner to a super model stunner. Here we go, it`s no. 4 on our countdown. It`s Gisele Bundchen`s controversial multi- tasking photo. She just posted this picture on Instagram, breastfeeding her 1-year-old daughter with the note "what would I do without this beauty squad? After 15 hours flying and only 3 hours of sleep." With the hashtag multitasking. Hashtag, getting ready.

That picture and caption, not surprisingly, had sparked a huge debate online. Is she a super mom or a smug mom? Now, Carly, I think there are a couple of things going on. No. 1, any time of breast-feeding in public comes up, it`s going to be a very divisive issue. And that`s one of the things that really set people off. I`m not getting involved in that conversation.

STEEL: Neither am I. Not touching that one.

HAMMER: But a lot of people are saying also she`s showing herself off as this sort of entitled person who has this great crew of people around her. Do you see her as a smug mom or a super mom?

STEEL: It`s kind of an annual tradition for Gisele to make some sort of a controversial statement. She has done it about her husband, she`s done it about - she`s offended her stepson`s mother. She seems to do this constantly. She has sort of a flamboyant personality, Gisele, she`s from Brazil. I don`t think she meant anything bad by it. I think she was thanking her glam squad.


STEEL: And saying, hey, look, this is how I get through my day, I am the highest paid-

HAMMER: She was at work. She was at a photo shoot.

STEEL: I am the highest paid model in the world. I have to do all this, I`m thanking these people, but yes, I think it rubbed some people obviously the wrong way. And it`s a bit of an Instagram mistake for her.

HAMMER: I don`t think it was intentionally controversial. I actually think she was doing it very tongue and cheek. Segun, I want to hear from you, but first, I want to read a comment that I saw that stuck out to me on our Facebook page here at SBT today. This is from Lauren M. She posted "awesome. Nothing more amazing than seeing a picture of a hard-working woman feeding her baby. What`s best. I think it`s a beautiful picture." What do you think of the picture, Segun?

ODUOLOWU: I`m just shocked at anyone, to use a Boston term since she`s marred to Tom Brady, who are the chowder heads that are upset that a super model is showing off her breasts? That`s ridiculous to me. It`s not as if she has a wet nurse breast-feeding her baby. She`s doing it. Let`s commend her. Honestly, we can deride the fact that she`s a super model. It must be so hard to be that pretty and that rich, but she is a mom. She`s taking her child to work. She`s not letting anybody else feed the baby. She`s doing it. I love it. If I had a glam squad, I would have my glam squad with me at all times.

HAMMER: She had this glam squad because again, she`s at her job. She didn`t bring them in to make her look pretty to go to the supermarket. Let me read another comment. And we`ll get into this a little more. Helen P on the SBT Facebook page, saying, "Anybody who can juggle motherhood and work" - I should put the inflection right - "anybody can juggle motherhood and work when they have a team of people to help them out. This is not your average working mother." That`s true. But again, these people aren`t helping her out. She was at work. That`s their job. She was acknowledging them, which I think is terrific, and quite frankly, actresses post these kinds of behind the scene photos all the time.

STEEL: They do. (inaudible) has done a similar one backstage at the Victoria`s Secret fashion show. But I think what is upsetting people is there`s a lot of working moms out there who can`t afford to have all these things done and have their baby at the same time. I think this photograph in particularly is inciting a lot of emotion. And different levels.


HAMMER: People are sounding left and right about it. A lot of people are saying, you know what, everybody needs to relax. Carly, great to have you here. Segun, always good to see you, thank you both so much. Right now, our countdown is about to take a turn. What does reality star Trista Sutter think about a Kimye TV wedding?


TRISTA SUTTER, REALITY TV STAR: I would be really shocked if she did it on television, because Kanye seems to be so private.


HAMMER: Trista was the first to find real love on "The Bachelorette" and ended up with that huge TV wedding that was watched by millions. What`s her advice for fellow reality star Kim Kardashian?

Plus, I bet you`ve never seen a cabbie like this in your life. New York City cab drivers are transformed into centerfolds all for a very good cause. The smoldering stares, the kissy faces, you got to see this to believe it. What`s going to be number one? This is "SBT" on HLN.


HAMMER: Welcome back to our top ten countdown tonight. Now our big number three. Hollywood roars. We have your first look at the upcoming Godzilla reboot, I can tell you this thing is stomping good. This monster movie classic is getting a serious update. Godzilla is smashing San Francisco this time around and hoping of course to be a smash hit at the box office. Here now is your first look at the brand new Godzilla, the king of monsters.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You`re being sent in by a halo jump. I realize not all of you have had hands-on experience. Frankly, none of us have ever faced a situation quite like this one before. I would not be asking any one of you to take this leap if I did not have complete faith in your ability to succeed. Your courage will never be more needed than it is today.


HAMMER: I think that will do all right. "Godzilla" roars into theaters on May 16.

And this is getting even more buzz than "Godzilla." Talking about the battle for Oscar gold. The race for best picture is monstrously huge this year. In fact, there are so many amazing contenders, critics and bloggers have wondered if we could actually see ten nominees again this year. What`s really incredible is that a lot of those movies haven`t even hit theaters yet. All this week HLN`s Robin Meade is spilling the beans on some of Hollywood`s best kept secrets during Hollywood week on "Morning Express." Robin got the scoop on the early battle for the best picture Oscar. Robin.

ROBIN MEADE, HLN ANCHOR: AJ, I`m still amazed at the fact that even before these movies are out, so that the public can see them and kind of vote on what they think is worthy of an Oscar, not that we get to vote, but we already know who some of the frontrunners may be.


MEADE: The sci-fi juggernaut, "Gravity," and epic historical drama "12 Years a Slave."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: My name is Solomon North. I`m a free man.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And you have no right whatsoever to detain him.

MEADE: Two very different movies about overcoming seemingly hopeless odds and the front-runners on just about everybody`s best picture list. Sticking with the survival theme.





UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I`m the captain now.

MEADE: Don`t count on true stories. "Captain Phillips" with Tom Hanks or "Dallas Buyers Club" starring Matthew McCaughnahey.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Mr. Woodruff (ph), you`ve tested positive for HIV.

MEADE: Power and greed are at the heart of "The Wolf of Wall Street" which has Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio teaming up again. And "American Hustle" reunites some of the "Silver Linings Playbook" cast. Talk about another knockout cast.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: In my day, families stayed together.

MEADE: "August: Osage County" has headliners Meryl Streep and Julie Roberts, pushing this movie into the best picture conversation. Then there`s Disney.

EMMA THOMPSON: Mary Poppins is not for sale. I won`t have it turned into one of your silly cartoons.

MEADE: Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks," the behind the scenes story of Mary Poppins that`s also catching attention.


MEADE: That was fun. Throw in the summer hit "The Butler," along with the what`s considered the dark horse film, "Purr" (ph), and the 2014 best picture contest gets even more interesting from there.

HAMMER: Definitely does. Thank you so much. Very cool stuff. And be sure to catch Robin revealing more Hollywood secrets all this week on "Morning Express."

This countdown has more twists and turns than some of those big Oscar contenders. But now, the moment of truth. What will be number one? This is "SBT" on HLN.


HAMMER: Welcome back. I`m A.J. Hammer. Here we are. Time now for the big reveal of our top ten countdown of today`s must see, must share stories. At number one, it`s former Bachelorette contestant Trista Sutter, who holds bragging rights as the very first contestant to actually find true love on the reality TV hit dating show. Now Trista is revealing her secrets to finding that happily ever after, and how you can do it too. I asked her why so many have failed where she and her husband Ryan have succeeded.


SUTTER: I feel like if you compared the relationships from "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" to the real world, you go through a lot of different people from the time you start dating maybe in high school or whatever until you`re a grown adult, unless you`re really lucky and you meet your high school sweetheart and get married, but most people go through a bunch of different people. So I feel like maybe it`s not as bad as it seems.

HAMMER: We all remember watching your wedding. It was turned into that extravaganza on ABC, a whole TV mini series. Some 26 million people watched you guys get married. Let`s revisit some of that.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: By the authority vested in me by the state of California, I now pronounce you husband and wife. Will you please kiss your bride?


HAMMER: There you go. Ten years ago. Do you have any regrets on making what is such a private thing for so many people so public, putting your wedding on TV like that?

SUTTER: I don`t. I had my fairy tale. Yes, I know that people say that it should be kept private, but our relationship wasn`t private to start with. So we felt like we wanted to share it. Honestly, they did a really good job of hiding the cameras, at least for me, they were in the trees and all these crazy things, so it wouldn`t feel like a million people were watching it.

HAMMER: And of course, the only other televised wedding that got so much attention since yours, except for Prince William and Kate Middleton was of course Kim Kardashian`s wedding to Chris Humphries. We all know how that turned out. There are reports now that Kim and Kanye West, who are of course engaged, are thinking about televising their wedding. Which wouldn`t be shocking, of course. Do you think they should do it? Do you think this one, keep it to yourselves?

SUTTER: I would be really shocked if she did it on television, because Kanye seems to be so private, especially when it comes to their daughter. I watch the Kardashians and I -- they`ve been really private. He hasn`t been on the show. So I can`t imagine that that will happen.

HAMMER: You`ve written your first book. Look at that. By the way, I have to say I`m very intrigued by the title "Happily Ever After, the Life Changing Power of a Grateful Heart." That just makes me smile saying it. You can probably explain it better than I can.

SUTTER: I love that you`re smiling because of it. It`s really about all the different relationships in your life. So it`s broken down, every chapter is broken down into a different relationship. So the relationship you have with yourself and appreciating yourself, the relationship with your spouse or your significant other. Your kids, if you`re a parent, friends, extended family, strangers, co-workers. And then it talks about how to say thank you. I`m basically just sharing stories from my life and others who I feel can convey that if you truly live consciously, with gratitude, then your life will be happier.


HAMMER: Great advice there, and I`m thinking a great way to kick off the new year. My thanks to Trista Sutter. You can find out more about Trista`s happily ever after in her new book, which is online and in stores everywhere.

We New Yorkers pride ourselves on having the best of everything. Pizza, culture, hottest cabbies? Our moment of awesomeness is hot off the presses. It`s the cabbie centerfold.


HAMMER: Time for our moment of awesomeness. It`s a whole lot of sexy. It`s the 2014 New York City taxi driver beefcake calendar. All right, so these guys might not be exactly centerfold material, but it is an effort to showcase a different side of these hard-working New Yorkers. If you have ever been in a cab, you know you mostly see the back of a driver`s head. This calendar puts their faces and a whole lot more on display. The calendar was done in good fun by a New York photographer and her fiance, with the proceeds going to benefit low-income and immigrant families. But if you want to get your hands on these hotties, you`re going to have to wait, because the cabbies are in such high demand, the calendars are on back order.

Thank you for watching. I`m AJ Hammer. SBT is live Monday Through Thursday 6:00 p.m. Eastern and 11:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific. HLN continues right now.