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Web Site Aids Celeb Stalkers; Jane Seymour Dishes on New Show; "South Park" Spat Revolves around Religion

Aired March 14, 2006 - 19:00:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, CO-HOST: I`m A.J. Hammer.
BROOKE ANDERSON, CO-HOST: And I`m Brooke Anderson. TV`s only live entertainment news show starts right now.


HAMMER (voice-over): On SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, outrage over star stalkers. A new web site stalking stars, showing their exact locations, showing you where they are, like right now. Tonight, are the stars in danger? Do they even have a right to privacy in public? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, asking the tough questions.

And danger ahead. Your next date could be a cheater. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with a revealing look at men behaving badly and how you can look them up for yourself. Tonight, how "Don`t Date Him, Girl" is exposing the least wanted bad boys.

Plus, out of the bottle and into the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT studio. "I Dream of Jeannie`s" Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman, live. Tonight, how Larry and Barbara worked their magic for so many years. Don`t blink that eye. It`s the interview you`ll only see here on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

MARCIA CROSS, ACTRESS: Hi. I`m Marcia Cross. If it happened today, it`s on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


HAMMER: Hello. I`m A.J. Hammer.

ANDERSON: And I`m Brooke Anderson. We are live in New York City.

A.J., as if the stars don`t have enough to worry about with the paparazzi. Now this. It`s a web site that lets everyone know where they are right now, and it is in real time.

HAMMER: Brooke, if you think stars had something to be concerned about before -- and as it applies to being stalked, check this out.


HAMMER (voice-over): It just got a little easier to find celebrities and a little harder to one of those celebrities. Introducing one very new way to stalk celebrities, Gawker Stalker. It`s the brain child of the folks at And right now, you can go on the site to map out where Clair, Philip, Julia and George have been hanging out.

(on camera) OK. So here`s how this works. I`m at the corner of 58th and 9th and suddenly somebody spies me. They e-mail my location to the web site. It`s posted within seconds. There`s even a map showing exactly where I am. Now, not only have I been pinpointed for the whole world to see, but for celebrities, it potentially means that dangerous crazy stalkers know exactly where to target them.

(voice-over) SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is declaring that celebrity obsession is at an all-time high. We see it every day, the list of celebrities fighting off dangerous encounters with paparazzi. Stalkers, dare we say it, stalkarazzi.

In the crosshairs, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Kidman and Jessica Simpson.

In this month`s "Vogue," Jennifer Aniston says the paparazzi has her cornered. She`s even considered leaving Hollywood, saying, quote, "I want to get out of here."

LLOYD GROVE, "NEW YORK DAILY NEWS": But they`ll take it to a new level.

HAMMER: But "New York Daily News" gossip columnist Lloyd Grove says the web site`s audience is only gawking not stalking.

GROVE: They`re not interested in stalking celebrities. It`s a pretty smart crowd. Clearly, celebrities in this day and age do have genuine stalkers, creepy people who actually make their lives hell. And that`s something to be worried about. And that is criminal. And that`s not something that ought to be encouraged.


HAMMER: Well, let`s get right to it. Joining us live to talk about Gawker Stalker, out of New York, Jessica Coen. She`s the co-editor of the parent web site, which is And out of Los Angeles, Howard Bragman, founder of

Jessica and Howard, thank you to both of us for being here tonight.

JESSICA COEN, GAWKER.COM: Hi. Thanks for having me.

HAMMER: All right. Jessica, let`s get into this. Gawker Stalker is the name of your website.

COEN: Stalker is one of our features.

HAMMER: OK. But on it, it`s not called Gawker Stalker? It doesn`t actually say that on the page?

COEN: Yes, that`s a spin-off page. It`s still part of the site.

HAMMER: OK. I just want to make sure I have my terminology correct.

COEN: It`s OK.

HAMMER: So is it for gawking or is it for stalking?

COEN: It`s for gawking. The feature has been called Gawker Stalker for two and a half years now. We`ve always had it. Readers basically send in their sightings to our web site. We screen them and then we post them in a list two or three times a week.

The difference is now that when readers send it in, we send it to a Google map, which shows where celebrities are at pretty close to the time when people send them in.

HAMMER: You turn the information around pretty quickly.

Well, Howard, let me ask you about this, because celebrities certainly already have plenty to worry about. And now there`s this. And when it comes to their privacy, you just think this is a terrible idea, don`t you?

HOWARD BRAGMAN, FOUNDER, FIFTEENMINUTES.COM: I`m really upset about it. I talked to a number of my clients today about it. And the first thing they said is, you know, this involves my children and this involves my life. And there`s an expectation of some privacy when you go out. And it`s gone now. And doing this in real time just raises the threat level.

COEN: I think that expectation of privacy has been gone for a long time, honestly.

HAMMER: Well, Jessica, you know, we do expect, anybody who is in the public eye, myself included, on a very limited level, of course -- we do expect that it does come along with the job.

COEN: Absolutely.

HAMMER: However, when the information is up there in virtual real time, isn`t there, to you, a scary element to that? I mean, as you saw, I was put up there today within minutes of the time that we wrote in. My office sent that in, that I was spotted on the corner right there at 58th and 9th street. We sent that in. If somebody wanted to kick my butt, Jessica, and they had access to that information, they`d come out there and kick my butt.

COEN: Honestly, A.J., I think if somebody were after you in that way they would have much more access to information than you standing on the corner of 58th Street. The truth is that the people that are out there that want to do harm have had access to everything long before we ever started posting any sort of sightings.

HAMMER: That may be true. But Howard, wouldn`t you agree with me that the idea -- OK, maybe the information is out there in other ways but, hey, I`m new to the stalking business, and I stumble upon this web site. It is another tool, and I`m sure that something that is of concern to your clients.

BRAGMAN: You know, it`s of real concern. We look at what happened to Rebecca Schaeffer here. Look at what happened to David Letterman on his ranch. We look at what happened to John Lennon. We`re not talking about, you know, hypothetical here. We`re talking about real.

When I was driving over here, I was talking to the driver. He said what are you going on for and I told him. And he said, "You know, there`s some crazy people out here. As a limo driver, I`m followed all the time." And he said, "I don`t know if they have a gun. I don`t know if they have a camera." He said, "But it scares me to death and it scares my passengers to death."

And these threats are real. And to discount them and say these people have the information, we are making them much too easy by allowing this kind of information on the web site. And more important, it has no true news value there. I don`t believe anything on there can fall under the definition of news value and give people something they really need to know.

HAMMER: Well, Howard, I don`t think that`s...


HAMMER: Well, I don`t think, Jessica -- and to be sure, I don`t think you`re actually out there trying to put out celebrities...

COEN: Absolutely not.

HAMMER: Put out celebrities. I get celebrity obsession. I get the fact that there are gossip sites like, and I even get the fact that people have sightings of celebrities that say we spotted this guy there, that guy there.

But in real time it`s a little bit different. Let me just put it to you this way. Let`s say I`m somebody who wants to do a -- George Clooney. I want to do George Clooney harm. And I learn on your web site that he is at the Starbucks getting a cup of coffee. I go down there and I do him harm.

If it comes out that George Clooney was hurt because of information I got on your web site, don`t -- do you feel any sense of responsibility and maybe you need to adjust how you`re doing this?

COEN: Honestly, if you found out Clooney were giving a cup of Starbucks, had the time to click your web site, run downstairs, get to that Starbucks and inflict bodily harm, I think that`s something that not any single web site can take the blame for.

The information is out there. We are not the only people doing it. The difference now is that there`s an image to go with it. It`s close to real time. It is not exact. It is still controlled by human beings. And, you know, when it comes down to super personal information like where a celebrity is picking up their kids from school, we`re not going to put that out there.

HAMMER: Howard, I`ve got to wrap it up, but last word from you.

BRAGMAN: You know, who decides -- you know, I just have to ask you, Jessica, have you no decency? How do I trust you, that you will trust -- get the right information out there about my celebrities and their kids? You don`t know what their lives are. You don`t know where their kids go to school. And you`re making the wrong decision, and if something happens you are culpable and you are morally responsible.

COEN: You`re a publicist. How can I trust you?

BRAGMAN: I have a pretty good reputation.

COEN: That`s fine.

BRAGMAN: A lot of people have trusted me for a lot of years. And I think my reputation, I`ll match it against yours this week. OK?

COEN: That`s absolutely fine.

HAMMER: Jessica, I`ll tell you what, I would just put it out to you, especially having -- you know, again, who cares about me? But it was a little bit creepy to see it up there so quickly. And having just a tool out there that somebody could potentially use, to me, is enough to say, you know, maybe -- I don`t know -- put an hour of drag time on when you post these things or maybe try to vet it in some way.

COEN: Well, I do look through every single post before it goes on there.

HAMMER: Were you aware -- were you aware of the e-mail that had me going on your site today?

COEN: You know, I actually spoke to your producer today, and she said she saw it on her computer, whereas I didn`t see it on my computer for an hour after...

HAMMER: It`s on there. It`s on there.

COEN: I saw it now.

HAMMER: It was on there within five minutes. I`ll let you know right.

COEN: OK. I believe you.

HAMMER: Well, thanks for chiming in. And really, I hope you put a little delay in there, at least, on it. Jessica Coen of Howard Bragman of I appreciate you being with us.

COEN: Thank you.

BRAGMAN: Thanks, A.J.

ANDERSON: OK. Now we want to hear from you. It is our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT question of the day. Celebrities in public: do they have the right to be left alone? Vote at And send us e-mail: We`re going to read your thoughts later on in the show.

HAMMER: I`m telling you it was a little bit creepy.

ANDERSON: I bet it was. Yours said were you loitering staring into space, motorcycle jacket, no motorcycle.

HAMMER: Hope it is -- One of the latest victims of, by the way, is our next guest. Actress Jane Seymour was posted on the site minutes after she was spied about town. So I want to hear what she has to say about that and her brand new excellent TV show, "Modern Men". It`s the interview you`ll see only on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

ANDERSON: And once a cheater, now one of the "least wanted" men. A new web site, "Don`t Date Him, Girl," is raising the red flag on men behaving badly. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has a warning for women everywhere.


BARBARA EDEN, ACTRESS: I want to understand your way of life so that I can please you.

LARRY HAGMAN, ACTOR: You please me very much. Matter of fact, you`re perfect.


HAMMER: His wish is her command. The stars of the `60s TV series "I Dream of Jeannie" magically appear, live, in the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT studio in the interview you`ll see only on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I can`t wait!


HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. You`re watching TV`s only live entertainment show.

Hard to believe but it has eight years since Jane Seymour`s "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" went off the air on a full-time basis. But after writing a few books, raising twin boys, and taking on a few other roles, the doctor is back on the small screen. This time she is a life coach with a Ph.D. in the new WB sitcom "Modern Men".

Joining me live in New York, Jane Seymour.

So great to have you here.

JANE SEYMOUR, ACTRESS: It`s good to be back.

HAMMER: So great to have you back on TV on a regular basis.

SEYMOUR: Thank you.

HAMMER: Before we get into that, we were just talking about the stalker web site where people are able to go and instantly find out where you`ve been. You came up -- we weren`t looking for you. You came up because we were doing a story on the web site.

If we can put up what we found. And this is -- there you are from this morning and exactly where you were spotted. In the fine print there, it says "Oh, Dr. Quinn, you saved a small frontier town but what pain you`ve planted in my most fragile of hearts. Saw her and later had two of my friends say they saw her, as well, touring the Museum of Modern Art. The woman is hot, looks good and is the ideal older woman for a younger man."

Flattering, kind of creepy.

SEYMOUR: Very, very, very creepy. I mean, I was at MOMA, yes. I went to see the Munch. But that`s scary. That`s very scary. And I`ve had death threats, you know, a long time ago.

But this is not a small thing. You know, this -- there are crazies out there and crazy stuff does happen. And this whole real time thing is - - something bad will happen.

HAMMER: You get the idea.


HAMMER: You get it that being in the public eye you`re always going to be sighted or spotted here and there but, again, the real time thing you see as an issue, don`t you?

SEYMOUR: I think it`s an issue. But I wonder why everyone is just so crazy about celebrities. But I mean, they are. And in a way, that`s a good thing. If they weren`t crazy about us, they wouldn`t watch "Modern Men" or whatever we`re doing.

HAMMER: Comes with the territory.

SEYMOUR: So it does come with the territory. And I agree with that. But I do wonder with the Internet thing, you wonder if it gets in the wrong hands. That`s all I think about.

HAMMER: It`s nice to see you. You seem in excellent spirits. I know it has been a difficult couple of weeks. I know you were very close friends with Dana and Christopher Reeve. We`ve been talking an awful lot about Dana here on our program. And I was curious from you, someone who knew her very well, what you feel her legacy is.

SEYMOUR: Gosh, I just think see was like an angel. I mean, she really was. I think her legacy was being the most loving human being, the most nurturing, caring person.

I mean, what she did for Chris after the accident and what she did before -- she was always wonderful before. But she always stood back, and she always made him be in the limelight. She always enabled him to have as much of a life as he could have and to enjoy his family and to have as normal a life as possible. And she really put herself to the side and made it all about Chris and Will.

HAMMER: And it`s so interesting how everybody really got it about her. And you have twin boys named for Christopher Reeve. Your son, Chris.

SEYMOUR: I know.

HAMMER: And also your son, John, named for Johnny Cash. Tell me real quickly, what`s the Cash connection with your family?

SEYMOUR: Well, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash were very close friends of our, and they were on "Dr. Quinn" four times. My husband, James Keach, directed Johnny three of those times. And the first time, we became very, very, very good friends.

And Johnny asked James to make "Walk the Line." Johnny said, "Everybody wants to make my story. I don`t know what to do. I don`t trust anyone in Hollywood, but I trust you. You know, what do you think?"

And James came back and said, "Hey, Johnny, it`s a love story. That`s what it is."

HAMMER: Very cool. Well, the next chapter in your story is "Modern Men". You`re playing a life coach to three men in three very different situations. I`m sure you`ve been offered lots of parts over the years. What drew you to this one?

SEYMOUR: Well, you know, after I did "Wedding Crashers" with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, I completely broke the mold, and now everybody is looking at me and they`re going, "Oh, my God. She`s different; she`s funny. She`s not Dr. Quinn at all."

And I had so much fun doing that that I`ve been doing more comedy. So I have a film coming out later this year called "Blind Guy Driving", another comedy. And I read this one and I just thought how fun it would be, you know, to kind of mess these guys up a bit.

You know, there`s three guys, typical 20 somethings, completely dysfunctional when it comes to having relationships with women, and I give them pretty sound advice but I kind of mess with their heads. And they really screw it up. So it`s really funny.

HAMMER: It`s nice to see you playing against type, so to speak. And it`s great to have you back on television.

SEYMOUR: Thank you. It`s fun.

HAMMER: Best of luck with the show.

You can catch Jane Seymour in "Modern Men". It debuts this Friday on the WB.

ANDERSON: Tonight, a holy war is raging behind the scenes of the hit comedy central series "South Park." And it looks like the popular character "Chef" has served his last meal.

Let`s go right to Hollywood, where SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Sibila Vargas takes us behind the scenes of the "South Park" smackdown -- Sibila.

SIBILA VARGAS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Brooke, well, the quiet town of South Park is anything but quiet these days. Isaac Hayes, the Oscar winning singer, who`s also the voice of Chef on "South Park", is leaving the show. He says he`s upset about the show`s treatment of religion. Well, that set off a very public spat with the show`s co-creator and snowballed into a "South Park" smackdown.


VARGAS (voice-over): Squabbles are nothing new on "South Park."

MATT STONE, CO-CREATOR: Yes, you want to bring it?

TREY PARKER, CO-CREATOR: I brought it, sat it down on the table and opened it.

VARGAS: But a full on religious squabble has broken out over the decision by Isaac Hayes, the voice of Chef, to leave the long-running animated show.

ISAAC HAYES, SINGER: Hello there, children.

STONE: Hey, Chef.

PARKER: Hey, Chef.

VARGAS: In a statement, Hayes, who`s been the voice of Chef since "South Park`s" debut in 1997, says he`s tired of the irreverent show`s frequent jabs at religion. He says, quote, "Religious beliefs are sacred to people, and at all times should be respected and honored. As a civil rights activist of the past 40 years, I cannot support a show that disrespects those beliefs and practices."

STONE: Dude.

VARGAS: But SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can report "South Park" co-creator Matt Stone is grilling Chef right back. He says what Hayes is really miffed about is a recent "South Park" episode that skewered Scientology.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Scientology is more of an alternative to psychology than a religion.

STONE: Then how come that says Church of Scientology?

VARGAS: Hays has been a Scientologist since 1993. In an interview, Stone says, quote, "This is 100 percent having to do with his faith of Scientology. He has no problem, and he`s cashed plenty of checks, with our show making fun of Christians. We never heard a peep out of Isaac in any way until we did Scientology. He wants a different standard for religions other than his own. And to me, that is where intolerance and bigotry begin."

Ever since it`s been on the air, "South Park" has gone after religion quite frequently, including Jews...

STONE (singing): It`s hard to be a Jew on Christmas.

VARGAS: Catholics.

PARKER (singing): The Catholic boat is going to be heading on out today.

VARGAS: Muslims and Mormons.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The frozen alien bodies were loaded on galactic cruisers.

VARGAS: The funny thing is Isaac Hayes didn`t seem too upset by that Scientology episode when he talked about it with A.J. Hammer here on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

HAMMER: So what`s your reaction to that episode? Did you see it?

HAYES: The episode -- I didn`t see it, but I was told about it. But they lampoon everybody. And if you believe them, you got a problem.

Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?

VARGAS: But that was then. And "South Park" fans will now have to do without Chef.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I knew it was hard out here on the pimp but I didn`t know it was hard out here on the Chef.

VARGAS: Comedian Darnell Walling (ph) worked with another high profile star who left Comedy Central, Dave Chappelle.

RAWLINGS: Yo, Tanisha (ph), good seeing you.

VARGAS: And Darnell stopped by SHOWBIZ TONIGHT to give us his take on Isaac Hayes` departure.

RAWLINGS: I`m going to follow the example of all my other brothers before me, Isaac Hayes and Dave Chappelle. And guess what, I quit.

VARGAS: Looks like SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has its own problems with people bailing.

But still, the departure of Chef is a blow to "South Park`s" fans. And regardless of the complicated religious arguments surrounding his departure, one thing remains certain. He`ll be missed.



VARGAS: Comedy Central says it has agreed to cut Hayes loose from the "South Park" contract. Incidentally, the tenth season of "South Park" begins next week -- Brooke.

ANDERSON: Interesting to see who replaces him. OK, Sibila Vargas, thank you so much.

All right. Are you looking to sift scum out of the dating pool? Coming up, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT shows you the web site you should consult before your next date to make sure your man`s not the cheating kind.

HAMMER: Meet TV`s original working mom, "I Dream of Jeannie`s" Barbara Eden. Exactly what was beneath all those scarves? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT finds out when Eden and co-star Larry Hagman join us, live, for an interview you`ll see only on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


DANA REEVE, SPINAL CHORD RESEARCH ACTIVIST: For years, my husband and I lived on and because of hope.


ANDERSON: It gave her strength in her own life. One of Dana Reeve`s last projects is devoted to giving others hope in their own healing. Dana`s moving words, coming up, on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


ANDERSON: It is time now for "Tuesday InStyle." Tonight, Anjelica Huston`s signature style. We take a look at the actress through the years, from the early days on the set of her first movie to Anjelica`s latest looks of today.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "InStyle" chose to feature Anjelica Huston as this month`s signature style because she`s contributed so much to our ideas of regal, elegant, strong Hollywood actresses.

Anjelica`s first role was in the film, "A Walk with Love and Death", where she played a medieval maiden. And she had some different ideas about what the character`s aesthetic should be. She was into miniskirts and heavy black eye makeup. And of course, her father, the director, chose to be more true to the story and the character. So they butted heads quite a bit.

Anjelica Huston was in heaven during her experience on "Prizzi`s Honor". She and her father were on the same page. She felt very confident, and she loved her character.

Anjelica and Jack Nicholson were a huge couple. We have two pictures, both taken in 1974. First is at a Bob Dylan concert where she`s wearing a fox stole and a leather poncho.

The second is from the same year at the Cannes Film Festival, which she describes as a French zoo.

When Anjelica filmed "The Grifters" she was at a very vulnerable point because she`d just broken up with Jack Nicholson. She brought a lot of heart to her role. This was also the first time -- first and only time she starred as a blonde.

When Anjelica played Eleanor is "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou," was in another role, she had to wear blue extensions as well as a lot of Jewelry. Most of the jewelry is Navajo turquoise. She told us every time she`s in a film she likes to wear something of her own, because it informs her character and makes her feel at home.

We really enjoyed going through the years of Anjelica Huston. We love her elegance and we continue to watch her being an enduring force in Hollywood.


ANDERSON: And to read more on Anjelica Huston, make sure to pick up your copy of "InStyle" magazine, on newsstands now.

HAMMER: Coming up on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, one of the "Desperate Housewives" is no longer desperate. We`ll tell you which one of the lovely ladies just got engaged.

ANDERSON: Good thing it wasn`t to one of these guys, A.J. There`s now a web site devoted to cheaters, who they are and why you shouldn`t date them. Women warning other women to stay away. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT takes a look.

HAMMER: And, they caused an uproar when their 1960s TV series hit the air. "I Dream of Jeannie`s" Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman work their magic, live, in an interview you`ll see only on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. And SHOWBIZ TONIGHT will be right back.


HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. It is 31 minutes past the hour. I`m A.J. Hammer.

ANDERSON: And I`m Brooke Anderson. We`re in New York City, and you`re watching TV`s only live entertainment news show.

A.J., women are fighting back against the men who cheat on them. And this controversial new Web site, it`s called -- can you guess what it`s called? -- They`re warning other women about these cheaters. And coming up, we look at it through Jeanne Moos` eyes.

HAMMER: Yes, I don`t know how I feel about this. I don`t know how I feel.

Well, in television, there are few shows more iconic than "I Dream of Jeannie." I actually always wanted to get into the little bottle and sit next to Jeannie.

Can you fold your arms and blink your eyes for me?

ANDERSON: Not very well.


HAMMER: Anyway, Larry Hagman, Barbara Eden, true icons in the business, joining us live in the interview you`ll see only on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT in just a few minutes.

But first, let`s get to tonight`s "Hot Headlines" with SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Sibila Vargas, joining us live once again in Hollywood.

Hi, Sibila.

VARGAS: Hi, I had to kind of do that. I always wanted to do that. Thanks, A.J.

Well, tonight a big change coming to "60 Minutes." SHOWBIZ TONIGHT learned today that correspondent Mike Wallace is retiring from the CBS News magazine. He`s been at the network for more than 40 years and with "60 Minutes" since it launched in 1968. Wallace says he`ll work on some special projects and be called "correspondent emeritus."

A "Desperate Housewives" star is about to become a wife in real life. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT confirmed today that Nicollette Sheridan is engaged to singer Michael Bolton. Forty-one-year-old Sheridan, who plays Edie on the ABC show, had dated the 53-year-old Bolton in the early `90s. She had previously been married to "L.A. Law" star Harry Hamlin.

And more celebrity couple news. "People" magazine reports that actor- musician Jack Black has eloped with his girlfriend, Tanya Haden. The "King Kong" star met Haden at a California high school but only recently started dating. The bride`s father, jazz bassist Charlie Haden, says the couple loves each other very much.

Aw. And those are tonight`s "Hot Headlines." Back to you.

HAMMER: Hollywood in love. Thanks very much, Sibila. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Sibila Vargas live in Hollywood.

Well, there`s a new Web site that launched today that`s posting exactly where celebrities are hanging out as soon as they`re spotted. So tonight this is what we`re asking you. Celebrities in public: Do they have the right to be left alone?

You can vote at Got more to say? We want to hear from you at Your e-mail is coming up in a bit.

ANDERSON: She was one of America`s symbols for hope and strength. Dana Reeve died last week after a battle with lung cancer, but America will be able to see her one last time in a new PBS documentary called "The New Medicine." It`s about the important role the mind plays in helping the body to heal. We`ll speak with the director of "The New Medicine" live in just a moment.

But first, a sneak peak at Dana Reeve and her role in this extraordinary documentary.


DANA REEVE, LATE WIFE OF CHRISTOPHER REEVE: Your emotional state has a tremendous amount to do with sickness, health and well-being.

ANDERSON: It was one of her last projects before she lost her battle with lung cancer.

D. REEVE: For years, my husband and I lived on and because of hope; hope continues to give me the mental strength to carry on.

ANDERSON: Dana Reeve hosts a two-hour documentary on PBS that asks the question: Can hope heal?

D. REEVE: One of the things I`ve learned that the process of healing involves both the body and the mind.

ANDERSON: She would know about hope and healing. Dana took care of her famous husband, Christopher Reeve, for almost a decade after he became paralyzed in a horse-riding accident.

D. REEVE: But also I`m convinced hope very directly influences my physical health.

ANDERSON: Even in death, Dana Reeve is a symbol of strength and hope herself, and the documentary takes on a topic that was very close to her heart, using that hope to help people heal.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Her water has broken prematurely. And now, unprotected by the fetal membrane, Tammy`s unborn child is in great danger of contracting a deadly infection.

ANDERSON: The show explores how stress reduction and positive energy can help a person overcome major health crises.

UNIDENTIFIED DOCTOR: Breathe in first through your nose. Two, three, four. Good. Hold it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Tammy is about to receive a new, and for Western medicine, a revolutionary form of therapy.

D. REEVE: To heal involves treating the mind, the body and the spirit.


ANDERSON: And joining us live from Washington is the producer and director of the documentary, "The New Medicine," Muffie Meyer.

Muffie, welcome.


ANDERSON: OK. Dana did this documentary about hope and healing. Many had hoped she was winning the battle with lung cancer. You must have been just as shocked as the rest of us when you heard she had died.

MEYER: Completely shocked. We had filmed with her in November, and she seemed great. I mean, she was ill on having chemo, but she was strong. She had energy. She was charming and funny. I had no idea.

ANDERSON: Eternally optimistic, right?

MEYER: Yes, exactly.

ANDERSON: Do you know if Dana practiced any forms of these alternative medicines or therapies?

MEYER: I actually don`t know. And what interested me, particularly in having her be the host, was not so much whether or not she practiced any of these things, which I think are very important, but, like MRIs and any other things, they`re tools. And what goes underneath the tools is what`s really important, the sort of humanistic and hopeful practice of medicine.

ANDERSON: If anything, Muffie, both Dana and Christopher epitomized using your mind to overcome what seemed to be insurmountable obstacles. How can their stories inspire others who are going through similar things?

MEYER: I think their stories are very inspirational. What I think hope gives to people is, as one of our doctors explained it, hope isn`t just a simple optimism. An optimist will say, "Well, everything is going to be OK." And we all know that sometimes everything isn`t going to be OK.

And what hope is, is clear-eyed. It sees all the obstacles that you`re going to encounter, all the difficulties. And yet it also sees the possibility for a better future, a kind of path to a better future.

And, I mean, no one could have been more disabled than Christopher Reeve. And yet he was able to find a way to see that he could live a full and productive life. It might not have been the life he planned on living, but he took the cards the world dealt him and went forward in an extraordinarily strong and powerful way.

ANDERSON: He certainly did. And, Muffie, this film is, of course, an educational look at the relationship between the mind and the overall health of the body. What impact do you hope this film has?

MEYER: I hope the film -- when we were initially hired to do this project, our funder said what we want to do is change what people feel they can ask for from the medical system, and that`s the impact.

I feel like everybody can expect their doctor to be technically competent and advanced, but I think that people need to also feel that their doctor is a person who can partner with them to help them through their health crises or just help them stay well.

Their doctor is someone who will get to know them and know what their values are and what`s important to them. And people need to understand that that is clinically relevant; it will affect the outcome of your health.

ANDERSON: Very important. OK, Muffie Meyer, thanks for being here and for sharing your documentary. We appreciate it.

MEYER: Brooke, thanks so much for having me.

ANDERSON: Of course. And "The New Medicine" premiers March 29th on PBS.

HAMMER: All right. If you`re a woman, I have a question for you: Have you ever met a guy who broke your heart by cheating on you? Well, there`s a brand-new way for you to get him back. We`re going to show it to you next.

Plus, we have this...


BARBARA EDEN, ACTRESS: I want to understand your way of life so that I can please you.

LARRY HAGMAN, ACTOR: You please me very much. As a matter of fact, you`re perfect.


ANDERSON: Well, we are very pleased to have the stars of the groundbreaking `60s series "I Dream of Jeannie" on live. Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden, next in the interview you`ll see only on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

HAMMER: Also, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT took a stand and declared Paris Hilton`s 15 minutes of fame over. Do you think the hotel heiress is hot or not? We got a lot of outspoken e-mails, and they are coming up next.


ANDERSON: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Brooke Anderson in New York, and you are watching TV`s only live entertainment news show.

OK, ladies, you think you`ve found a great guy, but then you catch him cheating. Well, as they say, don`t get mad; get even.

Tonight, we`ve got a way to get back at those dogs and tell the whole world about their cheating ways. Here`s CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Before you caress him, maybe you`d better caress the keys of your computer. Don`t date him, girl.

TASHA JOSEPH, CREATOR, DONTDATEHIMGIRL.COM: Sort of how the FBI has their most wanted criminals in a database, I wanted to put all of the cheating men of the world in the database, and that`s how it started.

MOOS: We can`t show their faces, but there are nearly 1,200 alleged cheaters posted at, with warnings like, "Ladies, watch out; there`s a dog on the loose," or "Run, run as fast as you can."

Think of it as a dating credit report. Just type in the name of any suspected cheater, say Jude Law. And if he`s been reported, up pops a profile. But celebs like Jude and Kobe aren`t the norm. Regular guys are, turned in by the women they supposedly wronged.

"I caught him on my computer looking up other chicks." "Found text messages to another girl about how he loved her, and needed her, and ew, puke."

Former journalist Tasha Joseph came up with the Web site.

JOSEPH: Well, I have been cheated on twice in my life.

MOOS: Web site visitors can add a cheater or check out the cheater of the day feature. "I caught this man on many swinger sites." Another warned, "Danger: Controlling psycho. May be hot and well-endowed, but don`t be next on his growing list of women scorned."

A Montana woman posted her guy on the Web site only after first trying what Samantha did on "Sex and the City." The target of the Montana woman`s fliers went to court and got them stopped. Samantha had better luck.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Ma`am, it`s against city law to deface public property.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This man said he loved me, and I caught him (bleep).


MOOS: Men are invited to tell their side of the story, but only a few do. One said his accuser developed a crush and stalked him. Another claimed his tormentor was a psychotic neighbor who first tried to lure him into a threesome.

So far no one has sued the Web site, though some irate men have set up a protest Web site, Class Action Don`t Date Him Girl. In a few weeks, cheating women will get a taste of their own medicine.

JOSEPH: We`re in development with a Web site called

MOOS: The one whose hand you`re holding could hand you over to the dating police.

JOSEPH: I`m in a great relationship with a great guy, and he knows exactly what`s going to happen to him if he were to be caught cheating. He`d be like the featured cheater on the home page.

MOOS: A home page for home wreckers. Bless your cheating heart.


ANDERSON: That was CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. And listen to this: DontDateHimGirl has a backlog of 2,000 alleged cheaters to add to the site. And Jeanne did try to reach a few of them for comment, but had no luck getting any of the men to return her calls or e-mails, which is a whole other issue many women complain of.

HAMMER: Tonight, a "Showbiz Sitdown" with the stars of "I Dream of Jeannie." The `60s TV classic finally out on DVD. Gosh, that took a long time! In fact, there`s the catchy theme song right now.

"Jeannie" debuted all the way back in 1965. It ran for five seasons on NBC. And, in case you need a little Jeannie jogging of your memory, Eden, of course, played a beautiful genie in a bottle, released by astronaut Hagman.

And joining me now live here in New York, TV legends Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman. Rarely, rarely do I have the opportunity to say that I am truly humbled and honored by having the two of you here. It is so cool.

HAGMAN: You have great taste.

EDEN: Wow.

HAGMAN: Doesn`t he have good taste?

HAMMER: Oh, thank you very much. I`ve been told that once or twice, but really...

EDEN: Especially in shirts.

HAMMER: Yes, well, the memo went out, and I`m glad you got it, as well.

EDEN: Yes, I did.

HAMMER: Larry, you are sitting next to the woman who is the fantasy woman for so many men and has been for so many years.

HAGMAN: Really?

HAMMER: It`s true.

EDEN: Is it really?


HAMMER: It`s true. And I want to know what your first impressions were the first time you laid eyes on her some 40 years ago.

EDEN: Yes?

HAGMAN: Well, I met her, and she gave me a great big kiss. She embraced me and gave me a long kiss, right like that.

HAMMER: Is that true?


HAMMER: That`s how it happened?

EDEN: Well, he was sent to -- I was working on a movie, and he was sent to work on a scene with me for the show. And, yes, I did.

HAMMER: Hello, Larry!

EDEN: It was in the scene. It was in the scene. But it startled him a little, I think.

HAMMER: First impressions of this guy?

EDEN: I`m a method actress, you see. I was supposed to come out of the bottle and hug him, and I did.

HAMMER: All right. First impressions of him?

EDEN: Very, very nice, good-looking guy.

HAGMAN: Square.

EDEN: Very intense. Yes, very intense.

HAGMAN: Square.


EDEN: No, not square. I didn`t think...

HAGMAN: Intense, intense, yes.


HAMMER: Pretty much the same guy now as he was those 41 years ago?

HAGMAN: No, no way. I`ve mellowed out a lot, honey.

HAMMER: Really? Well, let`s flash back for a moment to 1965. This is a brand-new television show. And you are playing a genie who is found on a beach in a bottle by this guy.

EDEN: Yes, everyday genie.

HAMMER: Everyday genie. But you`re basically man and woman, not married, living together. You were calling him master, and you were running around in, you know, not very much clothing.

EDEN: Uh-uh. Wrong, not man and woman.

HAMMER: Man and genie.

EDEN: Man and little freaky.

HAMMER: OK, a little freaky, but...

EDEN: She was just a wisp of smoke. She was not a woman.

HAMMER: That being true, but...

EDEN: Some people thought she was.

HAMMER: But people viewing it on TV, seeing something that perhaps for the time a bit racy, no?

HAGMAN: Yes, it was.

HAMMER: I mean, was the network all over this, trying to make sure -- I mean, you`re calling him master, for goodness sake.

HAGMAN: Oh, they liked that.

EDEN: That was my job.

HAGMAN: Yes, and it was before the female -- you know, all the stuff that went down with, you know, with women`s rights and stuff. I think it kind of kicked it off at that period of time, too.

HAMMER: You guys are responsible. You were at the forefront.

EDEN: Yes, well, yes.

HAMMER: Well, a little piece of trivia that I actually learned from watching this cool DVD set is something that I didn`t know, speaking of being at the forefront of women working in television: You were pregnant during that first season of shooting.

EDEN: Oh, boy, was I. Yes. Yes, I was.

HAGMAN: Boy, was she.

EDEN: The first 13 shows, actually.

HAMMER: That wasn`t very common back then.

EDEN: No, it wasn`t. It wasn`t. And I was very lucky that they put up with me; I was a walking tent.


HAMMER: But how did they deal with that? Were you all wrapped up...

EDEN: Lots of veils.


EDEN: Just veils, veils, and a little hat like a point, you know, up at the top. And then...

HAGMAN: She looked like a pyramid.

EDEN: I was so happy.

HAMMER: You somehow managed to work through it.

EDEN: I was having my baby, and I was having a show, too. And I was very productive.

HAMMER: It`s not a bad thing.

EDEN: I felt very productive.

HAMMER: So, Larry, when you got this script, "I`m going to be the master of this genie in a bottle. I`m an astronaut." Did you say, "Yes, this is for me"? Or did you say, "Gosh, this is never going to work"?

HAGMAN: Oh, no! I knew it was going to work. I mean, I knew more than anyone it was going to work. Yes, sure. Everything was there, everything. We had casting in-depth, Bill Daily, Hayden Rorke, Barton MacLane. I mean, the cast was there, and the scripts were there, the directors were there. It was just one of those good, lucky things. And it`s been on for 41 years.

HAMMER: That`s amazing. And the network didn`t actually even think it was going to go beyond the first season or even for...


HAGMAN: No, they were so cheap, the first 13 shows were in black and white. They didn`t want to spend the extra $500 bucks for the print to make it in color.

EDEN: I think they were so frightened, they never think anything`s going to go.

HAMMER: And now it`s 41 years later. Here we are, sitting here talking about it.

EDEN: And it`s never been off the air.

HAMMER: And another iconic TV show that is being made into a movie. You have had two major iconic roles in your life, also with "Dallas" and J.R. Ewing, another an iconic show that`s being made into a movie, John Travolta playing your character. And I`m hearing J. Lo cast in the move as Sue Ellen.

HAGMAN: Really?

HAMMER: What`s your take on that, Larry?

HAGMAN: Oh, wow!


Never occurred to me. Well, they`re both -- I mean, certainly both talented people. I was in "Primary Colors" with Travolta, and he was wonderful in that. You ever see that?

HAMMER: How cool. Yes, he was terrific in that.

HAGMAN: Yes, he was just great.

HAMMER: And how great now that he`s playing you. So I have to ask you real quick, because who among us hasn`t wanted to cross their arms, blink their eyes, and have their wishes come true? Who came up with the nod and the blink?

EDEN: Actually, the blink was Gene Nelson, our first director.

HAMMER: I`m going to have to ask you to do it. I`m sorry.

EDEN: But the nod was my idea.

HAMMER: It`s my job. Can I...

EDEN: And the tail (ph).

HAMMER: Can you put it on for me, just once before we wrap it up?

EDEN: You betcha. You`re not worried about it?

HAMMER: No, no. I`m not, unless you wish something bad.

EDEN: I never know what`s going to happen.

HAMMER: They`re telling me I`ve got to wrap it up, so...

EDEN: You ready? OK.

HAMMER: Here we go. Thank you very much. Larry Hagman, Barbara Eden, it`s really a pleasure to have you here.

EDEN: You`re welcome.

HAMMER: It`s the "I Dream of Jeannie" first complete season DVD, and it is out in stores now.

ANDERSON: OK. Last night on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, we declared Paris Hilton`s 15 minutes of fame over. Well, the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s inbox is overflowing with your e-mails about the overexposed hotel heiress. Yesterday we asked you in our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT "Question of the Day, Paris Hilton: Are her 15 minutes of fame over? More than 8,000 of you voted.

The final results: 89 percent of you agreed with us and said, yes, her 15 minutes are over. Only 11 percent of you said, no, she`s got more time on the clock.

Here`s some of your e-mails. Kristin from Florida says, "I`ve been wondering for years why anyone cares what this girl does."

But Ty from Pennsylvania writes she loves Paris and people are just jealous. "Paris is a hero. She has a perfume line. She models and, yes, is an actress, not a very good one. But, hey, she tries."

Keep voting at on today`s "Question of the Day." Celebrities in public: Do they have the right to be left alone? We will read some of your e-mails right after the break.


ANDERSON: We`ve been asking you to vote online on our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT "Question of the Day." And we got a lot of e-mails from you. Celebrities in public: Do they have the right to be left alone?

Lots of you sounding off on this one, as I said: 82 percent of you say, yes, they do; 18 percent of you say, no, they don`t have a right to be left alone.

Some of the e-mails we`ve received. C.J. from Illinois writes, "When you take away the fame and fortune, they are people just like us who deserve their own privacy, just like we do."

But George from West Virginia disagrees. "No, 98 percent of their pay is for the public consequences of being famous. It certainly shouldn`t be for their acting."

Whew. Keep voting, We appreciate your e- mails.

HAMMER: Here`s my point on all of this. The danger of stalking is real; this is potentially a tool to enable stalkers, this particular Web site we were talking about tonight.

ANDERSON: It`s frightening.

HAMMER: It is a little frightening.


HAMMER: Well, that is it for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Thank you so much for watching. I`m A.J. Hammer.

ANDERSON: And I`m Brooke Anderson. Please stay tuned for the very latest from CNN Headline News.


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