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Batwoman coming back Gay; The Movie "The Break-Up" is out their Weekend; Anna Nicole Smith is Pregnant and Webcasting it; Still no photos of Brangelina Baby; Jane Fonda Roast raised Money for Georgia Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention; Penelope Cruz and Matthew McConaughey are Taking Time off from their Relationship; Singer-songwriter Plumb, on her Song about Self-Mutilation; Teen Beating Caught on Tape and Attackers post it on the Internet, then are Caught by Police; Interview with a Real-Life, modern-day, Nancy Drew; Interview with Self-Proclaimed Break-Up Expert: How to get Past the ex and on to the Next; Rachel Weisz and Darren Aronofsky had a Baby Boy; Keith Richards says he`s Ready to hit the Road again with the Rolling Stones; Interview with Ivanka Trump about "The Apprentice"
Aired June 2, 2006 - 19:00:00 ET
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A.J. HAMMER, CO-HOST: A modern-day Nancy Drew, with the perfect cover. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.
SIBILA VARGAS, CO-HOST: And one woman`s internet crusade against her lying, cheating man. I`m Sibila Vargas in Hollywood. TV`s most provocative entertainment news show starts right now.
HAMMER (voice-over): On SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, from loving to loathing, we`ve all been there. It`s called the break-up.
JENNIFER ANISTON, IN "THE BREAK-UP": Look Gary, I just don`t think it`s a good idea for you and I to be around each other any more than we have to right now.
VINCE VAUGHN, IN "THE BREAK-UP": I completely agree. Maybe you should go play some pinball.
HAMMER: Tonight, Jennifer Aniston`s new movie, "The Break-Up," and the cold, hard real-life break-ups. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on what to do when you find yourself romancing a stone.
Plus, the silent suffering of people who cut and mutilate themselves now has a voice.
Tonight, how singer, and songwriter Plumb is using her music to help those who suffer from this almost unbelievable obsession. It`s the interview you`ll see only on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
HAMMER: Welcome to Friday night. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.
VARGAS: And I`m Sibila Vargas in Hollywood. And A.J., what a long, strange year it`s been.
HAMMER: Yes, long and strange indeed. Whoever could have imagined that the break-up that launched a thousand tabloid stories, if not more, would still be continuing a year later with a movie called "The Break-Up." Now, of course, it all began last June with "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," starring of course, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
VARGAS: And A.J., it was while they were making that movie, they fell in love, leading to the thing we now call "Brangelina." fast forward to today, and a new movie starring the woman who Pitt left for Jolie, namely Jennifer Aniston, and co-starring the guy Aniston met and reportedly fell for, namely Vince Vaughn. And I`m sorry, but you`ve just got to love that their movie is named, "The Break-Up."
(voice-over): Taylor and Burton did it in "Cleopatra." Cruise and Kidman in "Days of Thunder." And Jolie and Pitt in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith." They fell in love. Coincidentally, the latest Hollywood power pair to reportedly go from scripted romance to the real thing is Pitt`s ex-wife Jennifer Aniston and her co-star Vince Vaughn.
ANISTON: We have three lemons.
VAUGHT: What baby wants, my baby gets. You know that.
MIKE FLEEMAN, "PEOPLE" MAGAZINE: Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, clearly are very much in love. It`s very much a relationship.
VARGAS: According to "People" magazine`s Mike Fleeman, the relationship was born on set.
FLEEMAN: Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston really had not met before the making of "The Break-Up." And Vince Vaughn said when he was thinking about the story he was thinking of Jennifer Aniston even thought he didn`t know her.
VAUGHN: It was just one of those things that luckily it just -- we had great chemistry.
VARGAS: Chemistry while filming "The Break-Up," shot, ironically, on the heels of Aniston`s very public, real-life break-up from Brad Pitt.
ANISTON: It doesn`t tickle to have a break-up. It doesn`t. I wouldn`t trade any of it. I think they`re all -- nothing that doesn`t kill you, it`ll always make you stronger.
VARGAS: Aniston and Vaughn have yet to confirm their romance publicly, each arriving to the film`s premier separately.
FLEEMAN: Jennifer Aniston has tried to put the lid on the relationship this one and her marriage with Brad Pitt.
VARGAS: Efforts often undermined by seemingly incessant tabloid coverage.
VAUGHN: Truthfully for me, I find it all a bit ridiculous. Not that it makes me angry. I just think it`s kind of silly. You know, it`s almost like high school gossip.
ANISTON: That`s the sad thing is that everybody`s really happy and everybody`s really doing really well. So why they`re still trying to create this soap opera type, you know, stuff, but I guess they`ve got to sell their magazines, you know.
VARGAS: Whether it`s magazines or movie tickets being sold, soon "The Break-Up" will be part of Hollywood history. Fans will have to wait and see if the same thing is in store for its stars.
VARGAS: And are you dealing with a real-life break-up? Well, coming up later in the show, we`ll show you how to -- have tips on how to handle things a little better than how you see it done in the tabloids!
HAMMER: Well, speaking of break-ups, and on-set romances, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has learned another hot Hollywood couple, calling it quits. Well, at least for now. Reps for Penelope Cruz and Matthew McConaughey say the actors are taking time off from their relationship. The two started dating on the set of their action-adventure flick, "Sahara," but the two haven`t seen each other since February, when McConaughey visited Cruz on location in Spain. Now, they blame their split on busy work schedules and time apart from each other. Reps say Cruz and McConaughey made the decision together.
VARGAS: Well, mixing business with pleasure, that brings us to our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT "Question of the Day," and we want to hear from you. On- set Romances: Is hooking up with a co-worker a bad idea? Vote at cnn.com/showbiztonight and send us e-mail at email@example.com.
HAMMER: Well, if you thought you had enough of Anna Nicole Smith`s pregnancy, here`s a scary thought for you. Smith announced that she`s actually going to be posting regular video diary entries on her website. The first one, confirming her pregnancy was scary enough. But we just can`t take our eyes off.
ANNA NICOLE SMITH, FRM. PLAYBOY PLAYMATE: Me, Anna Nicole, as you can see, I`ve been hearing a lot of gossip in the papers. Is Nicole pregnant? If she`s pregnant, she`s pregnant by some guy. Well, let me stop all the rumors. Yes, I am pregnant. I`m happy. I`m very, very happy about it. Everything`s going really, really good. And I`ll be checking in and out periodically on the web and I`ll let you see me as I`m growing. I hope that it`s a son. Bye.
Even the dog was a bit freaked out there. Spell binding, isn`t it? Well, perhaps Smith will reveal the identity of the baby`s father in one of her amazing installments that will be posted on her website. We will just have to stay tuned.
VARGAS: Riddle me this, what`s 5`10", has red hair, knee-high boots and really has a thing for the ladies? How about "Batwoman!" No, that`s right, Batwoman. I`m not joking, it`s true. After shelving the character more than 25 years ago, DC Comics is bringing back its sultry superhero, but this time around, she`s gay! Here`s CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT
JEANNE MOOS, CNN NEWS CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Why come out of the closet when you can come out of the bat cave? No, it`s not batman who`s coming out.
(on camera): This is the new gay batwoman.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: OK.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, heavens. That`s nice. I guess they got to have Batwoman, too.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She looks hot. Good luck to her.
MOOS (voice-over): DC Comics is re-introducing Batwoman. She`s been out of circulation since the late `70s.
DAN DIDIO, EXEC. DIR. DC COMICS: This isn`t about a lesbian superhero it`s about a character who`s a superhero who also happens to be gay.
MOOS: The comic book world has gone multicultural adding superheroes who are Hispanic, African-american, Asian, now gay Batwoman is due out in July. A far cry from the Batwoman of the `50s, who looked more like a Playboy bunny and carried a purse while she fought crime. Reminds us of some another pocketbook carrying characters some assume to be gay.
MOOS: The old batwoman had the hots for Batman, "if only he know I`m Batwoman," the Batwoman on the other hand has an ex who was a female detective.
(on camera): Are we going to see any steamy Batwoman sex?
DIDIO: These are comics for all ages, and that`s not really something we do.
MOOS (voice-over): Though, you can expect to see Batwoman kiss another woman.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She`s a little too femine to be gay.
MOOS (on camera): She is pretty hot, though, huh?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I`m not into gays, frankly, period.
MOOS: No, but I mean just.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Don`t care. Don`t care.
MOOS (voice-over): Sock! Pow! That was blunt. What do gay activists think?
ALAN VAN CAPELLE, GAY ACTIVIST: Congratulations to DC Comics for doing a great thing.
MOOS: DC Comics say they`ve been getting a lot of e-mail split 50- 50, pro and con. It`s the comic book culture war.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You can`t stop someone from being themselves.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I know, but see there`s a purpose for all of us.
Yes I know, I believe in Jesus Christ, myself. I believe in Jesus Christ, myself.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Some prefer their superheroes` sexuality to remain a mystery.
MOOS: Some prefer their superheroes sexuality to remain a mystery.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You know, because Catwoman, you always had that hint, what`s going on with her? She -- and the women that she -- the boy (UNINTELLIGIBLE)
MOOS: The folks at DC Comics, maybe they should change it to AC/DC, say Batwoman won`t be all the way out.
DIDIO: She doesn`t tell that family about her sexual orientation.
MOOS: What`s wrong, Batwoman?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Cat got your tongue?
VARGAS: That story has got a lot of tongues wagging. That was CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT
HAMMER: Well, A lot of people who are fond of Jane Fonda -- had to do that -- now, the were out in full force last night. I`m talking about people like Rosie O`Donnell, Outcast`s Big Boi, CNN`s Larry King was there, so was Debbie Reynolds and Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher. They all came out to roast Jane Fonda in Atlanta. It was all for a good cause. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised for the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. And Jane talked about having a few jitters about the event, but she was pretty sure about whether she would re-marry ex-husband, and CNN founder, Ted Turner.
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JANE FONDA, ACTRESS: And I`ve offered my body and my flesh for the sake of G-Cap, I`m being roasted and I`m scared to death, actually.
QUESTION: Will you be walking down a white carpet again?
FONDA: No, no. no. At our age? No.
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HAMMER: Now Ted really let her have it at the roast, saying, quote, "She`s one of the most beautiful women I`ve met. She must have been, I gave up three mistresses for her." and he also said, "When I was with her family, I didn`t know if it was Christmas or the `Jerry Springer Show.`"
VARGAS: Well, no more suffering in silence. Singer-songwriter Plumb, and her song about self-mutilation. It`s the interview you`ll see only on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT
HAMMER: And teenagers attacked, out of the blue. Now, the beating was caught on tape, and it was posted on the internet just so the attackers could brag about it. How their bragging rights led police to their doorstep. That`s coming up. Plus we`ve got this.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (UNINTELLIGIBLE) they were going to take it (UNINTELLIGIBLE) really scared (UNINTELLIGIBLE)
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: So it`s the perfect cover.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It is.
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VARGAS: She`s the best-kept secret in crime-fighting, an 18 year old private investigator. Meet a real-life, modern day, Nancy Drew, fighting crime, one mystery at a time. That`s coming up, on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT
HAMMER: First, here`s tonight`s "Entertainment Weekly`s Great American Pop Culture Quiz." Before becoming one of the all-time greatest guitarists and songwriters, what was Chuck Berry`s last day job? Was he A. a bouncer; B. a hairdresser; C. a cab driver; or perhaps D. a boxer. You think about that. We`re be straight back with the answer.
VARGAS: So, again tonight`s "Entertainment Weekly`s Great American Pop Culture Quiz." Before becoming one of the all-time greatest guitarists and songwriters, what was Chuck Berry`s last day job? Well, he was a hairdresser, so the answer is "B."
HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT for a Friday night. We are TV`s most provocative entertainment news show. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. And now it`s time now for a little story that just made us say "That`s Ridiculous."
You know him, Kevin Federline. maybe you know him better as Mr. Britney Spears. He`s not known for known for, well, anything. Certainly not for his squeaky clean image, but the normally scruffy, unkept K-Fed has cleaned up his act. Take a look at this. Do you recognize him at all. K- Fed, I`m sorry, excuse me, Mr. Federline has a new `do, he`s got a clean shave and he`s got that snappy suit on. Not something we`re use to with this guy. The makeover was done for an interview in "Item" magazine. Unfortunately, we think it`s temporary. In case you want to save these pictures for posterity yourself, "Item" magazine will hit news stands on Monday. Now, "That`s Ridiculous." And anytime a photographer asks you to pose like this, just say no.
And now we move on to a young person with purpose. She`s a savvy sleuth, she`s solving mysteries and she`s not even old enough to drink, yet. Meet a real-life modern-day Nancy Drew. A licensed private investigator enjoying the family business of fighting crime one mystery at a time. And she`s got a secret weapon on her side, youth. Here`s CNN`s Kyung Lah for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
KYUNG LAH, CNN NEWS CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): High school senior, class of 2006, likes boys, pop music.
KRISTI MARTINELLI, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR: This is probably Red Hot Chili Peppers, their new CD.
LAH: Just another normal 18-year-old, but behind bright-eyed this smile.
MARTINELLI: This is my P.I. license.
LAH: A modern-day Nancy Drew.
(on camera): This is the evidence that you`re a real-life private eye.
MARTINELLI: Yeah. This is -- you know. I`d honestly probably need it more than anybody.
LAH (voice-over): Eight-teen-year-old Kristi Martinelli is a licensed private investigator in the state of Georgia. Today`s mystery, the case of the missing heirloom.
MARTINELLI: This is the heirloom that`s missing.
LAH: Kristi heads out with fellow P.I. and mom, Robin Martinelli. They check pawn shops.
MARTINELLI: Do you carry any pearl necklaces? It accidentally got sold at a garage sale we had.
LAH: Scouting out the goods and the crooks thought to be teenagers.
PHILLIS BARABINO, CLIENT: We thought since we were dealing with kids, it might be a really good to get a P.I. agency that has an investigator that is that age and knows how to speak to them.
MARTINELLI: The last think they`re going to think is she`s a private investigator doing surveillance or something like that, so.
LAH: So, it`s a perfect cover.
MARTINELLI: It is. I don`t have to dress up like anybody else or anything.
LAH: Kristi grew up watching her mom on the job. Last year mom suggested she start taking classes to help out at the agency. Her mother, who`s also her boss says she never forgets Kristi`s safety.
ROBIN MARTINELLI, KRISTI`S MOM: So I told here, if she feels uncomfortable, to just keep driving and call me and tell me she doesn`t want to take that job or she doesn`t want to serve that paper and she`s told me she hasn`t been threatened in any way.
LAH: And how did you decide that you wanted to work with your mom?
MARTINELLI: I just -- the money, honestly. I guess I saw her paychecks and you know, I didn`t want to work at a McDonald`s because I saw how hard my friends had to work.
Film, battery packs for the hidden camera, tapes. I mean you can`t ever be too prepared.
LAH: Kristi mainly serves legal papers for $60 a pop, but said that there`s still often a hint of danger.
MARTINELLI: I get nervous when I go up to the door, because you never know who you`re going to get to answer the people, because you don`t know the people, most of the time.
LAH: And the people don`t know her. So beware. The next knock on your door is a redhead with a purpose, and some disarming secret weapons.
MARTINELLI: I guess my freckles?
HAMMER: Well, at least she owns up to being motivated by the money. That was CNN`s Kyung Lah reporting for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
VARGAS: A teen beating posted on the internet for others to gawk at and parents outraged and Florida cops doing some virtual crime fighting to track down the suspects. The attack was recorded and posted on a internet site called you YouTube. Now the video shows three teens walking and two others approaching them punching and pushing them. The YouTube site also contains threats of retaliation and the attackers bragged about the beating on their myspace.com page. Sheriff says it`s these kinds of scenarios that can turn deadly.
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SHERIFF JOHN RUTHERFORD, JACKSONVILLE, FL: These are exactly the kinds of situations that I`m talking about where you just have these spontaneous violent events that, because there is a gun, somebody winds up dead.
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VARGAS: Through the website, police were able to track down and arrest a 16-year-old they say was involved in the incident and charge him with battery. The sheriff says the other teen will likely be arrested as well. The video and most of the comments were removed from the website.
HAMMER: The weekend is here. Of course, that means it is time to check out our "Showbiz Guide." And tonight in "People`s Picks and Pans," new movies, the long awaited Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn picture called "The Break-Up." And for the thrill seekers a horror remake called "The Omen." Joining me here in New York with the inside scoop, Leah Rozen, film critic for "People" magazine.
People have been buzzing about this movie. Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, for some time. What`s the story?
LEAH ROZEN, "PEOPLE" FILM CRITIC: The story`s kind of mixed, you know, the whole buzz was because they actually got together while making this movie. So, the good news it is isn`t "Gigli," the bad news is it`s not quite "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," it`s somewhere in between. It`s sort of there`s some funny stuff in it, it`s about this couple that breaks up but they`re living in the same condo, because neither will give it up. But in the end, you sort came out feeling like, I just spent two hours with a couple who was arguing the whole time. And anyone who`s been there knows that`s never a situation you want to be in. Vince Vaughn, I think runs, off with the picture. He`s a funny guy. He`s a motor mouth and all of that is in evidence here.
HAMMER: Last time you and I sat talking about a Jennifer Aniston film, I said maybe this will be the one -- the long awaited one for her that gives her film career a boost. Is "The Break-Up" going to do it because the last film did not?
ROZEN: No, I don`t think "The Break-Up`s" going to do it.
HAMMER: I will say, however, they were both very good in it, and the chemistry was very good and maybe that had to do with the genuine thing that was going on. Who knows?
ROZEN: Right, but in the end, you really go, do I want to spend two hours with a couple that`s arguing the whole time?
HAMMER: Not really. All right, moving on to "The Oman" and a remake, Mia Farrow up front, here.
ROZEN: Yeah, Mia Farrow returning as Satan`s spawn after "Rosemary`s Baby" she comes back here as the evil nanny. A remake of the 1976 film, this is the one where the child turns out to be essentially the son of Damian -- Damian the little devil child. Pretty mediocre, you know? The original was kind of scary, but not a great movie itself. The remake in no way improves upon it. You have a bunch of actors you suspect collecting big paychecks.
HAMMER: Good actors.
ROZEN: A lot of really good British actors, especially Michael Gambon, people like that. You have Liev Schreiber, normally a terrific actor, kind of sleepwalking his way through this one. There are a few make-you-jump scares, but probably not enough.
HAMMER: What I love about this, though, movies normally come out on Friday. This one being released on Tuesday June 6. It will be 6-6-06.
HAMMER: And that`ll probably be the scariest part of the film according to Leah Rozen. Always a pleasure to you have here.
ROZEN: Thank you.
HAMMER: And as always, for more "Picks and Pans," grab your copy of "people" making seen. There it is. And you`ll find it on news stands now.
VARGAS: Well, coming up, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. We`ll show you one woman who got revenge on the internet and her man end up in handcuffs.
HAMMER: That was certainly one way to handle a bad break-up. But what do you do when the romance goes south? Just how do you handle it? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT asks a self-proclaimed break-up expert how to get past the ex and on to the next. Plus we`ve got this:
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PLUMB, SINGER/SONGWRITER: When she said my family doesn`t understand, I don`t understand sometimes even myself, but sometimes I feel so numb inside. Just to feel alive, I want to cut the skin.
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VARGAS: Singer/songwriter Plumb and her song about self- mutilation. How a fan inspired her to give a voice to the silent problem of cutting. It`s the interview you`ll see only on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
HAMMER: Coming Monday on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Janice Dickinson is going from the catwalk to the corner office. Now, Janice claims to have invented the word supermodel and she`s now starting her own modeling agency. We are predicting a cat fight or two, Janice Dickinson joins us Monday.
VARGAS: Well, time now for tonight`s "Hot Headlines." Keith Richards says he`s ready to hit the road again. The Rolling Stones guitarist got hurt in April when he reportedly fell out of a tree while on vacation in Fiji. The band had to juggle its European tour, which will now kick off in Milan, Italy, July 11. And the Stones website says Richards has made a complete recovery.
Well, Rachel Weisz is a mom. The 35-year-old Oscar-winning actress gave birth to a baby boy in New York. Weiss is engaged to "Requiem for a Dream" director Darren Aronofsky. It`s the couple`s first child and everyone is doing fine. Congratulations to them. And those are tonight`s "Hot Headlines."
HAMMER: Well, coming up, a songwriter tackles the very painful topic of self-mutilation. We sit down with the musician who sings the song "Cut." It`s the interview you`ll see only on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
VARGAS: Plus, women everywhere will be taking notes on this one. A revenge scheme that put a lying, cheating ex-ex-ex-boyfriend online. The outcome may surprise you. We also have this:
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It`s absolutely painless like pulling off a band-aid. Well, that`s the best way to do it.
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HAMMER: The real-life drama of breaking up. Now come on, we`ve al been through it. But does it ever go smoothly? What`s the best way for you to say next to your ex? Expert advice is just ahead on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT for a Friday night, coming right back.
HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, it`s 30 minutes past the hour. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.
VARGAS: And I`m Sibila Vargas in Hollywood. This is TV`s most provocative entertainment news show.
HAMMER: Sibila, a little advice for all men watching right now, in this age of technology, if you are a liar, if you are a cheater, look out, a woman scorned may hang you out to dry on the internet, of all places. That was only the beginning of the punishment for one particular cheat of a guy. We`re going to tell you all about his many exs online revenge coming up.
VARGAS: That`s a bad guy. He deserved it.
Also tonight we`re going to be exploring the break-up. Not Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn`s break-up on-screen in the movie, but real-life break-ups. A.J., the good, the bad and expert advice on how to get over them. That`s coming up.
HAMMER: Everybody`s been through it. But first tonight, the practice of self-mutilation or cutting as it`s called, is one that often goes unnoticed and at many times it is truly misunderstood. This is an issue that singer-songwriter Plumb tackles in her song "Cut." Take a listen.
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PLUMB (SINGING): I do not want to be afraid. I do not want to die inside just to breathe in. I`m tired of feeling so numb. Relief exists I find it when I am cut.
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HAMMER: Extraordinarily powerful lyrics. Plumb and I sat down and talked about this very powerful song and her commitment to using her talent to help raise awareness about issues like this.
HAMMER: Now, you were inspired to write this song because of a letter you received from a fan?
PLUMB: Yes, actually, she was on my message board And she said, any cutters out there? And the response was overwhelming. And I realized even when that was brought up that they`re talking via the internet, They didn`t have someone to look them in the eye and say, let`s talk about this together and they felt very alone And she said, my family doesn`t understand, I don`t understand sometimes even myself. But sometimes I feel so numb inside. Just feel alive, I want to cut the skin. When I read that, I used the platform of Plumb I hope, as responsibly as I can and I felt like I could be a voice for them. Not because I fully understand, not because I in anyway, shape or form can fix that. But I know that music is a great tool to create conversation if nothing else and I think conversation there can be healing. And if nothing else, to feel less alone.
HAMMER: Are you surprised by the response that you got?
PLUMB: I`m not. And I was scared. I was not surprised that there would be a response; however, I was a little nervous. I actually had a girl come to a show recently and tell me -- she was giving me compliments on the show. And then said, by the way, I`m completely offended that you would sing about something so intimate you know nothing about and by the end of our conversation, I told her that I certainly can`t apologize for the song. I do apologize if it makes you feel that way, but, you know, every song tells a story and often we relate to that story, but it doesn`t necessarily tell our story. And so this song may not have told your store of cutting, because she was a cutter, I said, but it`s talks about something that you do relate to.
And, but I would say for every 100 comments, there`s, you know, maybe one negative and so I`ve been really encouraged by the level of encouragement I`ve received of saying, hey, thanks for talking about this, I struggle with it, I have a hard time talking about it, And you writing a song about it has opened up a door of opportunity for me to say, hey, did you hear that song "Cut" and suddenly they`re in a conversation about self- abuse where normally they wouldn`t have been. And so, that`s success to me for the song to just do that. You may, 20 years, from now have no idea who Plumb is, but you may remember there`s a song about something that could invoke some healing and that`s a huge reward as an artist.
HAMMER: Is there a resounding theme to either the comments people make to you or the e-mails that you get in terms of why they`re suffering from or why they go through what they`re go through?
PLUMB: I wouldn`t say a resounding theme as much as numbness comes up a lot, of just not feeling and almost becoming apathetic to a lot of things where they just don`t even care. And that scares them, to not care. And so just to feel like I am still breathing, right? They cut the skin.
HAMMER: You sing about lots of things, not just this. But you do on each of your albums dedicate a song to people who are hurting. Why is that so important to you?
PLUMB: Well, the first album I released, there was a song in there about an emotionally this girl that I went to high school with, that she was really close to me and just told her story. Wasn`t really this really as real intentional profound moment of I`m going to reach this audience. I just wrote the song among ten other songs and the response to it was so overwhelming that it almost defined a path for me as an artist to say, I`m not going to isolate myself from other fans, but there`s an audience that is scared, that feels kind of alone. And I opened up a can of worms. And it is almost like they just felt relief and the reaction from them through letters and e-mails and comments after show, just for some reason gave me some sort of inspiration to say I`m going to dedicate a song to that audience, no matter what other songs are on the record, every record and so I`ve proceeded to do that and I`ve touched on sexual abuse, I`ve touched on physical abuse and now self-abuse was brought up.
And so again, not wanting to capitalize off of that, but I feel that`s an audience that if I reach no one else, I feel like there`s a connection there and I have a responsibility to that. When I noticed that connection, to ignore it I think would be incredibly unfaithful of my art and so I`m hopefully still doing that.
HAMMER: She certainly has reached a lot of people. And you can find the song "Cut" on Plumb`s latest album, it`s called "Chaotic Resolve" and it is in stores now.
VARGAS: Well, they say revenge is sweet and even sweeter when you`ve got an entire internet posse to back you up. Pam Brown got revenge on her lying, cheating boyfriend by posting her story on the internet. Former boyfriend Rick Kudlik claimed he was a 34-year-old divorced U.S. Marshal. Turns out he was a 43-year-old married father of two, who worked as a mechanic`s helper. And once Pam`s story was on the internet, other women came forward and said Kudlik had deceived them too. Well, this week they took matters into their own hands and got him arrested.
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PAM BROWN, EXPOSED BOYFRIEND ON THE INTERNET: He had the marshal jacket, the badge, the gun.
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VARGAS: Kudlik was charged with possession of a counterfeit badge and we bet his wife`s not too happy either.
HAMMER: Are you ready, Donald Trump is getting ready to pick a new apprentice on the fifth season finale of his hit reality show. The four- month "job interview" started with 18 candidates. I can`t believe I just did the quoting thing. Well, now, it`s down to the final two. This season Trump`s daughter, Ivanka, helped him do some of the firing. Now, I sat down with Ivanka to talk about working with dad, being a Trump, and now, being a TV star.
HAMMER: It`s been so nice to see you on the show.
IVANKA TRUMP, "THE APPRENTICE": Thank you.
HAMMER: Right there doing everything you`re doing and in the boardroom working side by side with your father. Of course, you have been working with your father for some time now, but now we`re seeing it in a very public way. So, tell me what the best part about working with your dad, Donald Trump?
TRUMP: He`s a great genius. And he`ll love that I said that, but it is fact. It is not just trumpage, you know, the rhetoric. People vie once a week, you know, on primetime television, for the opportunity to work with him. So when people say nepotism and you`re working for him. I`d sort of be a fool not to. This is the industry that I`m in. This is what I loved to do. I worked for a year with another developer, but essentially, like, I couldn`t resist the allure and the sexiness of all the projects we`re working on.
HAMMER: OK, now you goat diplomatic, Ivanka. What is the worst part of working with your dad?
TRUMP: The worst part -- well, the fact that he`s your father. That can be very good and very bad.
HAMMER: How can that be bad?
TRUMP: There`s certain things about going into business with him that I knew would not be an option. You know, sickness, you basically getting ill and taking a few days off work, you work through it, yeah, exactly.
No, not often. You vacation, really not so much of an option. You`re always working. But it works out great in the sense that I got a chance to work with my older brother who we`ve been doing pretty much everything together and working very much hand in hand. And my younger brother is about to join. So when it works, it really works. But you always have to be sensitive to the fact that we`re a family first and foremost.
HAMMER: Yeah, season finale of "The Apprentice" is on Monday. You`ve become a TV star as a result of being a part of this program. Have you enjoyed that aspect of it?
TRUMP: It`s been fun. You know, it just sort of means I get to sleep a little bit less, because I still got to do the day job, but it`s, you know, ultimately it`s just been really interesting to see sort of the behind the scenes of what goes on at "The Apprentice." And I have to say I`ve been shocked. I think this year has been -- I mean, Lee and Shawn are terrific, they`re really smart, and they`re -- I think, you know, we`d be lucky really to have either of them working with us.
HAMMER: She has good Trump hair. You can watch the season finale of "The Apprentice" Monday night on NBC. Donald`s first one to joke about his hair. Come on. To read more about Ivanka and of her life inside the Trump empire, check out this month`s edition of "Trump" magazine.
VARGAS: What`s wrong with his hair, A.J.?
Well, coming up, meet one of the dumbest burglars in history. How he made it so easy for the cops to pick him up, and of course, why we think that`s ridiculous, next. Plus we`ve also got this:
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It`s got to be painless like pulling off a band-aid. That`s the best way to do it.
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HAMMER: Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston go through a nasty break-up in their new movie, called "The Break-Up." but that`s make- believe. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT hits the streets to find out about your worst break-ups with tips how to get through them, coming up next.
ANNOUNCER: More coming up on Friday night from SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.
HAMMER: Friday night is here and welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, TV`s most provocative entertainment news show. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. It`s time now for yet another story that made us say, "That`s Ridiculous." And this is a robbery gone horribly wrong for the robber. Now, police in Fort Worth, Texas say Larry Bingham (ph) fell through the roof of a liquor store he was trying to rob. Well, then he broke into the cash register, swiped some smokes, and tried to hightail it out of there. The problem was the front door is locked. You want to plan for these things, so he grabbed a seat on a keg of beer, lit up a butt, and waited for the cops to come. At least he got a chance to have a smoke. Mr. Alleged Booze Banded, "That`s Ridiculous."
As Neil sedaka sang many years ago, breaking up is hard to do. Just ask Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt. Of course they were splashed on the cover of every single magazine all over the planet when they split up. But both have moved on and Aniston`s new movie is ironically called "The Break-Up" is finally out, co-starring Vince Vaughn, her rumored boyfriend. So what can you do if your relationship simply is not working out? And what are some of the big reasons for breaking up? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT investigates.
(voice-over): In the new movie, "The Break-Up," Jennifer Aniston`s Brooke, and Vince Vaughn`s Gary, try their best to communicate.
VAUGHN: Fine, I`ll do the dishes.
ANISTON: No, that`s not what I want.
VAUGHN: You just said you want me to help do the dishes.
ANISTON: I want you to want to help do the dishes.
VAUGHN: Why would I want to do dishes?
HAMMER: But, when frustrations run high and Brooke decides it is best to bail out, parting ways can be a long drawnout drama.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You can stay with me.
VAUGHN: You think I`ll move out and let her keep it?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don`t know. I`m not Colombo.
HAMMER: Now SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is no detective show, but when you believe, we are good at digging. So we sent our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT producer, Jenny Detoma, to the streets to find real-life romances that went bust.
JENNY D`ATTOMA, CNN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT PRODUCER: Have you ever experienced a break-up?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, I have.
D`ATTOMA: A long break-up or short break-up?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Very quick, very short. It`s got to be painless like pulling off band-aid. That`s the best way to go do it.
D`ATTOMA: Was there one burning reason why you had to break up with this man?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Well, because he cheated.
D`ATTOMA: That`s a pretty big reason.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.
D`ATTOMA: Can you tell me the number one reason for you is to break-up with a guy?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Find that he`s cheating on you! Got another woman. They think we`re paranoid and we`re naive about the stuff they do. We know everything.
HAMMER: But this woman who suffered through a break-up of her own told us there are benefits to going through a big break-up.
D`ATTOMA: You`re laughing. I guess you`re over it.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, yeah, but it`s awful. Please, talk about crying. I didn`t eat for a week which was very unlike me.
D`ATTOMA: But that has its benefits.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It sure does. It sure does. I think I lost like five pounds after we broke up. It was fabulous.
HAMMER: Joing us now in Hollywood, Cathryn Michon, she`s a relationship expert at ivillage.com.
It`s nice to see you, Cathryn, who`s also the author of the "Grrl Genius Guide to Sex (with other People)." The timing of today`s news, Cathryn, couldn`t be better. It`s kind of hard to believe. You know, first of all, the movie, "The Break-up" is coming out. And then Penelope Cruz and Matthew McConaughey announce that they are in fact splitting up -- or they`ve split up and they`re finally confirming it. I actually, as a conspiracy theorist think maybe one is friends with, you know, Jennifer Aniston or Vince Vaughn and just trying to help hype the movie. OK, so the fact is they`ve blamed their break-up on the fact that they have busy schedules. They`re movie stars. Should they not have seen this coming?
CATHRYN MICHON, "GRRL GENIUS": Well, I mean, first of all, it is national break-up day, so perhaps they`re just celebrating, you know, the day. Everyone has busy schedules. People break up because they don`t belong together, so, you know, I think that`s why they broke up.
HAMMER: And this happens to real people, too. The one thing that`s going to happen to them now is they`ve now announced their break-up, it is just the beginning of all the publicity that will swirl around them. But it`s not just the movie stars that have very public break-ups, is it?
MICHON: No. I mean, I would love to meet the person who had a private break-up. I mean, if you break up in your town, everyone at the PTA knows, everyone at the drugstore knows, people know.
HAMMER: It is not possible to break up. Everybody has a story about the buzzing around the office, right?
MICHON: Exactly. I mean, and the thing is people forget half of all marriages end in divorce, but you know, the other half end in death. So.
HAMMER: That`s true. There`s one way out right there.
MICHON: It`s a better option really, if that`s all you`ve got.
HAMMER: One of the things that`s central to the plot line of "The Break-Up" with Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, which is just in theaters for this weekend, is the fact that they bought a home together. They weren`t married but they decided to invest in property together. Well, neither one of them wanted to leave. They actually were both holding out hope that maybe they could get back together. So they continue to live together. It didn`t go very well. And things just kind of begin to unravel. How do you work with that type of a situation if you`re a couple who has a home together and you`re going to continue living while broken up?
MICHON: Well, first of all, I think it`s a disastrous idea to try, to end up being like those people on those Pacific Islands who kept fighting long after World War II was over, you know, I mean, you really need to leave the battleground if at all possible. I think that`s the best way to go.
HAMMER: Does drawing a line down the middle of the household help at all?
MICHON: Not at all. Not in the least. It doesn`t help in war zones and it doesn`t help in a break-up zone, believe me. It`s not going to work.
HAMMER: One thing, of course, that`s common after couples have broken up, they get back together at least in the intimate sense. Do you recommend that kind of activity after a big break-up?
MICHON: I`m really going to come out strongly against sex with your ex. I mean, you`re much better off to just date randomly. And the thing is, you have to remember that the first date that you have after a break-up is -- it`s kind of like the first waffle. You know, it`s no good. You just throw it out, but it does get the iron ready for the other waffles.
HAMMER: You never had my waffles apparently, Cathryn.
MICHON: Well, (UNINTELLIGIBLE) your first one.
HAMMER: One of the other things that happens after the break-up of a long-term relationship is a lot of things have to get divvied up, whether it`s the CD collection or the cookware, whatever it happens to be, but friends are always at the center of it. And speaking of friends, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, you know, they had a lot of friends together out there in Hollywood that they had to figure out, you know, the friends sort of had to decide whose side am I on. In fact, there were even t-shirts that people were buying that said "Team Pitt" or "Team Aniston."
HAMMER: How do you deal with that because that can get very messy?
MICHON: It an get very messy, and the thing is, you know, if you are a great person, I mean, you can say well, I`m taking responsibility for my half of the break-up. But I personally see no value in that. I think, you know, people do end up having to choose. It`s difficult, but you know, I say stick with the friends that you met first. That`s pretty much all you can do.
HAMMER: All right, we just have a few seconds left. Give me the single best way to get through a break-up. I assume there`s chocolate involved.
MICHON: Chocolate the official food of national break-up day. You know, it`s good for you. It has more antioxidants than red wine, which is, by the way, an excellent break-up beverage, you know, if you`re -- that`s also good. So yeah, chocolate, go for the chocolate.
HAMMER: All right, Cathryn, well thank you for your advice. Cathryn Michon, relationship expert at ivillage.com and author of "Grrl Genius Guide to Sex (with other people)." We appreciate you joining us.
VARGAS: Well, last night, we asked you to vote on our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT "Question of the Day. The Dixie Chicks on top of the Billboard album charts. Dixie Chicks No. 1: Does controversy sell albums? Well, 73 percent of you said yes, controversy does sell. 27 percent of you said no, it doesn`t.
Now here are some of the e-mails we got.
Well, Marcia from the Dixie Chicks homestate of Texas says, "I do not purchase music based on the political leanings, the drug habits, or the sexual orientation of the artists. I just listen to the music and enjoy or not."
And Dee from Arkansas doesn`t seem to be a Dixie Chicks fan, no, no, no. "Certainly controversy sells albums. It isn`t talent that made their latest album No. 1. They don`t have any." Ouch.
Well, stick around. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT will be right back.
HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. It is time now for "Entertainment Wekly`s Mst Lst." These are five things "EW" says you just got to check out this week. First, you got to watch Ian McKellen pull in double duty in both "The da Vinci Code" as well as "X-Men: The Last Stand," both great movies. Next, "EW" likes the Dixie Chicks new album called "Taking the Long Way," the No. 1 album in the country and their first one since their Bush bashing brouhaha.
Then, grab your a copy of the book, "Does this Cape make me Look Fat?" A little tongue-in-cheek self-help guide for superheroes. And "EW" also suggests that you check out Bob Dylan`s radio show, it`s on XM. His "Theme Time Radio Hour" features an eclectic mix of music. And finally, grab a hold of a copy of HBO`s wild west series, one of the best series on television, "Deadwood" season 2 is now available for you on DVD. And for more on the "Must List," get your copy of "Entertainment Weekly" which is on newsstands now.
VARGAS: We`ve been asking you to vote on our tonight`s SHOWBIZ TONIGHT "Question of the Day." On-set romances: Is hooking up with a co- worker a bad idea? Keep vote at cnn.com/showbiztonight and write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We`ll read some of your e-mails Monday.
HAMMER: Well, what could be possibly coming up after our big weekend, on Monday, on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT? Now is when you find out that information as we roll out our "Showbiz Marquee" -- Charlie.
And on Monday, before they were A-listers, they did some pretty B- list movies. Talk about some big names, Kevin Costner, Robert de Niro, Marisa Tomei, and movies like "Toxic Avenger" and "Vegas in Space," not Oscar winners, but very important for their careers. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with the secrets of the stars, before they were stars on Monday.
Also, Janice Dickinson is going from the catwalk to the corner office. Janice, who claims to have come up with the word supermodel, is starting her own modeling agency. And we are predicting perhaps a cat fight or two when this happens. Janice Dickinson joins us on Monday.
And that is it for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, have an excellent weekend. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.
VARGAS: And I`m Sibila Vargas in Hollywood. Stay tuned for the latest from CNN`s "Headline News." Good night, everyone. Good night, A.J.
HAMMER: Good night Sibila.