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Anna Nicole Smith`s Mother`s Shocking Words; Are Eva Longoria and Beyonce Lesbian Lovers?

Aired November 14, 2006 - 23:00:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT ANCHOR: Anna Nicole Smith`s mother`s shocking words. She says her daughter is still on drugs. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.
BROOKE ANDERSON, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT ANCHOR: And are Eva Longoria and Beyonce lesbian lovers? And did O.J. Simpson confess to killing his wife? The SHOWBIZ TONIGHT truth squad is on the case. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. TV`s most provocative entertainment news show starts right now.

HAMMER: On SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, the Tomkat wedding countdown. Tonight SHOWBIZ TONIGHT takes you deep inside the most buzzed about wedding of the year, including the secrets of the mysterious Scientology ceremony. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with the revealing details.

Getting thin after giving birth. Tonight the secrets of how stars go from large to lean just after their babies are born. But are celebs who lose their baby weight too fast putting their lives in danger? And are they setting a bad example? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT asks the tough questions in our continuing coverage of the SHOWBIZ Weight Watch.

Hello, I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.

ANDERSON: Hi there, everybody. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. And only SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can share with you the secret of the Tomkat wedding.

HAMMER: Yes, tonight we are taking you right inside the Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes wedding, including blowing the lid off the veil of mystery that surrounds the Church of Scientology`s role in the nuptials. Well, Tom and Katie didn`t send SHOWBIZ TONIGHT a direct invitation. And that`s OK, no hard feelings there. We still wish them the best. We invited ourselves to do some digging and to get to the bottom of the wedding of the year before it even takes place this Saturday, near Rome.


HAMMER (voice-over): Sound the bells. Tomkat has landed in Rome. And the entire world sets its eyes on Italy and on Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes for the biggest, the most anticipated and most secretive wedding of the year.

J.D. HEYMAN, "PEOPLE MAGAZINE: This is love Italian style. This is an incredible frenzy around these two movie stars marrying in Rome.

HAMMER: Bracciano (ph), Italy, to be exact, a town of 15,000, about 25 miles north west of the Italian capital. Tom and Katie are expected to marry here at this 15th century castle near the picturesque Lake Bracciano.

Reports are swirling that a star-studied guest list is expected for the nuptials, including John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Will Smith and Kirstie Alley, to name a few. "People Magazine`s" J.D. Heyman tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, it`s an A-list affair.

HEYMAN: It`s la dolce-vide (ph). It`s a really glamorous, Hollywood experience. It is like something out of a movie.

HAMMER: Like "The Princess Bride," perhaps, which also had a castle wedding. But good luck storming this castle to get a photo of this princess bride, because Tomkat are going to great lengths to keep the media away on their big day.

HEYMAN: What we`ve heard is that there is a no fly zone over the castle where the wedding is reportedly going to happen. The police are keeping the paparazzi at bay.

HAMMER: But SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is here for you to give you a peek through the castle doors. To give you a glimpse of what kind of wedding Tomkat might have, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT went right to reverend John Carmichael of the Church of Scientology to give us some insight.

JOHN CARMICHAEL, CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY, NEW YORK: In Scientology we go beyond the idea of just till death do us part.

HAMMER: With Tom Cruise as the world`s most prominent Scientologist, and Katie Holmes reportedly studying Scientology, it seems likely that they will be married according to the principles of that church. Nadine Brozan or the "New York Times" has written about Scientology weddings, and she tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that Tom and Katie`s wedding will probably be very traditional, at least in appearance.

NADINE BROZAN, "NEW YORK TIMES": On face of it, Scientology weddings resemble any other wedding. It`s the words spoken at the ceremony that make it somewhat different.

HAMMER: And what are those words? Nadine writes that in a traditional Scientology ceremony, Tom Cruise might be told the following: now, Tom, girls need clothes and food and tender happiness and thrills, a pen, a comb, perhaps a cat, all caprice, if you will, but still they need them.

And Kate could, quote, hear well, sweet Katie, for promise binds. Young men are free and may forget. Remind him then, that you may have necessities and follies, too.

BROZAN: This was written back in the 1950s, when, as we know, the marriage relationship was somewhat different and the role of women was different.

HAMMER: Another thing Tom might hear, keep her, well or ill, and when she is older, do you then keep her still.

And Kate could be told, quote, know that life is stark and often somewhat grim and tiredness and fret and pain and sickness do beget a state of mind where spring romance is far away and dead. Sounds gloomy? Not if you ask Scientologist John Carmichael.

CARMICHAEL: In a Scientology wedding, the bride and the groom pledge to use communication to create understanding and to maintain understanding, to never go to bed with an upset, unhandled and communication broken.

HAMMER: That means no going to bed angry for Tomkat. For Tom Cruise this will be wedding number three, so maybe we can expect that the Tomkat wedding will have a focus that goes beyond glamour. It may be about longevity.

BROZAN: It is not just a wonderful celebration for the moment. It`s a way of building a relationship that supposedly will last for al eternity.


HAMMER: Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes wedding is the wedding of the year. Of course, remember all this week SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is the only place to check out for the Tomkat countdown. We`ve got all the latest details on their walk down the aisle.

ANDERSON: Well, as part of the Tomkat countdown, all week long SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is looking at the best, the wackiest and the strangest stories of celebrities and marriage in Hollywood. Tonight the best celebrity weddings ever, the most romantic, over the top, fairy tale walks down the aisle, even if they didn`t always end up happily ever after.

With us tonight in Hollywood is Daphne rMD+IN_rMDNM_Brogdan, host of the "TV Guide" series, the Fashion Team. Welcome back Daphne.

DAPHNE BROGDON, "THE FASHION TEAM": Thank you. It`s fun to be here.

ANDERSON: It`s good to have you. I want to get right to it with Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. They got married in June. Here`s one that really had all the elements of a fairy tale wedding, didn`t it?

BROGDON: Yes, I think it did because, you know, they weren`t 20 and didn`t know what they were getting into. I mean Keith Urban had just come -- you know, survived rehab and she had just survived Tom Cruise and Scientology. So, here they had found each other. Plus her daughter from a previous marriage was a bridesmaid, so it was really sweet, two Australians coming together. Plus she had a fantastic gown from (INAUDIBLE) and, you know, it was -- it had a lot of sweetness to it.

ANDERSON: They look gorgeous, seemed totally smitten with one another and they even courted the media through this whole process. You know, instead of hiding out, like a lot of celebrities do, they would give the press, who were camped outside their home, they would give them food and beer, talked to them, laughed with them. They were really relaxed and happy about their big day. Weren`t they?

BROGDON: I think that was the Australian spirit. You know, it was good for them, because I don`t think the press hounded them as much as they would have if they had tried to keep it under wraps. Everybody wanted to see the pictures and they gave it to them.

ANDERSON: It was a good strategy. OK, next, the best celebrity wedding ever, the Donald and Milania (ph), who were married in January 2005. Now Daphne, a Trump wedding never understated. This was quite an extravagant event, wasn`t it.

BROGDON: Yes Brooke, I mean, It was decadent. It was over the top. It was excessive. In short, it`s what any girl would want if she wasn`t on a budget.

ANDERSON: Money no object here.

BROGDON: Yes, right. I mean, her gown was enormous. It was like a drag queen`s dream. I mean, this huge, huge wedding cake of a dress. And, of course, she is beautiful and she can carry it off. And it was the A- list, A-list crowd. Of course it was at Trump`s estate. I mean, wouldn`t it be great to have a groom that had that kind of spread. You couldn`t pay the rental fee for that kind of thing normally.

ANDERSON: It was quite spectacular. And on to the next best celebrity wedding ever, Nick Lachey (ph), Jessica Simpson. They got married in October of 2002. This one looked like a fairy tale wedding. They kicked it off right, didn`t they Daphne, even though the marriage ultimately didn`t work out.

BROGDON: I got to tell you. I was like a little girl about this wedding. I thought it was so cute. It was in Austin, nice little Baptist ceremony. She looked lovely in a Vera Wang gown and they just looked perfect together, a little salt and pepper. And Jessica even went on to write a book called, "How to Achieve Your Dream," supposedly on a budget. And, unfortunately, she did not read the book, "How to Achieve a Sustainable Marriage."

ANDERSON: Forgot about that one.

BROGDON: Yes, the reality show might not have been so good for the marriage.

ANDERSON: Maybe not. Who could forget, Daphne, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, wedding back in July of 200. Hollywood`s golden couple. Everybody fell in love with them.

BROGDON: Yes, that`s infamous just because every girl is like, I my good, who scored that hottie, you know. And then, you know, they only released one photo from the wedding, where he is putting the ring on her finger, and it was a ring that he designed for her, which seemed very sweet. But then there were rumors maybe he was too controlling, he was really into architecture. He wanted to design their home, and maybe she didn`t have a voice in this thing like she wanted. So, that`s a part of the problem sometimes with celebrity weddings, what seems so great in the beginning, maybe it can turn the other way.

ANDERSON: You never know. OK, Daphne Brogdon, thanks for walking us down the aisle.

BROGDON: My pleasure!

ANDERSON: And you can catch the "Fashion Team" on TV Guide. And as part of our ongoing coverage of the Tomkat countdown, more about the most memorable celebrity weddings all this week. Tomorrow, the weddings that were a total mess, train wreck weddings. Thursday, the blink and you`ll miss them once, the shortest celeb weddings, and Friday SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is in Italy, where we`re not invited, of course, to the Tomkat wedding, but we`ll be right there with all the details.

Coming up, is Nicole Kidman pregnant? Are Eva Longoria and Beyonce lesbian lovers? And did O.j. Simpson confess to killing his wife? The SHOWBIZ TONIGHT truth squad is on the case.

HAMMER: Also, Anna Nicole Smith`s mom speaks out. She has some shocking things to say about the very tragic death of her grandson and about Anna Nicole`s drug use. That`s coming up. Plus, we`ve got this.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Katie Holmes went into a little black box, had a little baby, and came out buying clothes. This just does not happen to your average person.


ANDERSON: Getting thin after giving birth. Tonight the secrets of how stars go from large to lean just after their babies are born. Stay with us. It`s the SHOWBIZ Weight Watch.


HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, TV`s most provocative entertainment news show. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York and it`s now for a story that made us say, that`s ridiculous. Now, if you want to play guitar, apparently you no longer need musical talent of any kind, or even a guitar. All you need is the right shirt. Take a look at this. It`s an air guitar t-shirt. That`s right, there are scientists in Australia who have actually developed this thing, a t-shirt with motion sensors built right in to the elbows to detect arm motions. What a concept. It transmits these motions to a computer that plays the guitar rips.

The technology is pretty expensive right now, but scientists are saying in a few years the shirts could be on the market for a couple of hundred bucks. An air guitar t-shirt, now that`s ridiculous.

ANDERSON: "Marie Claire" and ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas are in a breast feeding battle. The magazine interviewed her in the December issues, but take a look at this photo. "Marie Claire" propped Vargas` head on to a fake image of her breast feeding her baby at the anchor desk.

"Marie Claire" tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT it surprised people are taking the picture so seriously. There isn`t a working mother who can`t relate to this image and immediately identify with the very real dilemma Elizabeth Vargas wrestled with. We do not believe anyone seriously thought she would nurse and report the news at the same time. But ABC not to happy about this. While Elizabeth Vargas was happy to discuss issues of balancing work and motherhood and is quite proud to breast feed her new born son, she was disappointed that "Marie Claire" chose to Photo Shop her head on to a fake image. Read more about the fake photo illustration in the December issue of "Marie Claire."

HAMMER: Tonight, a startling interview with Anna Nicole Smith`s mother. She is claiming her estranged daughter is on drugs and says she is sure her grandson Daniel did not commit suicide. In a daytime television exclusive, the mother of Anna Nicole, Virgie Arthur (ph), is speaking to Dr. Keith Ablow of the Dr. Keith Ablow show.

Joining me tonight here in New York, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow. Always good to have you here.


HAMMER: So, as we all know, in this very sordid story, Anna Nicole Smith gave birth to a baby girl in the Bahamas. Her son Daniel came down to visit. Daniel was huge part of her life. Three days later he dies in that hospital room. The autopsy says it was a lethal combination of drugs. Now, you had the chance to speak, as I said, to Anna Nicole`s mom, who said suicide was not why he died. Let`s take a listen to exactly what she told you.


VIRGIE ARTHUR, MOTHER OF ANNA NICOLE SMITH: It was not in his nature. He was around drugs all his life with her. She has had drugs with her since she was a model and all kind, of every kind. He went through his teenage years, 14, 15, 16, that`s usually where they start stepping out into drugs, and he never once, not one time, ever was into drugs, ever.


HAMMER: Now Anna Nicole`s mom has told our own Nancy Grace, in the past, she feels that Daniel was murdered. What is she telling you?

ABLOW: Well, she is reiterating her position. She said this was no accident. This was no suicide. You do the math, there is only one thing left. And she say, look, there were only a certain number of people in that room.

HAMMER: But she didn`t go into any kind of motive or specifically what she thinks went down? It was basically the power of deduction?

ABLOW: Well, you know, and she offers powers of motherly deduction in that regard, too. She asserts that Anna Nicole had let it be known to her son that, at 21, he could leave. And 21 was rapidly approaching. And by leave, she means have his own life. And she asserts that Anna Nicole and nobody around that boy wanted him to have his own existence.

HAMMER: It is just such a bizarre story. She also told you, Anna Nicole`s mom, that she is worried sick about Anna Nicole. I want to take a listen to what she told you about that.


ABLOW: Are you disappointed in your daughter?

ARTHUR: I`m disappointed that she got mixed up with drugs and the wrong people. That`s what I`m disappointed in. She really is a good person when she is not on drugs. But she lives on drugs now.


HAMMER: Those are pretty serious accusations. Anna Nicole has never come out saying I live on drugs.

ABLOW: No, but her mother is out saying that, and, you know, it doesn`t take a psychiatrist to say, look, there has got to be a problem in that mother/daughter relationship. We`ve got a mother on national television saying, my daughter`s a drug addict and her son, I know it for sure, didn`t kill himself, and her daughter`s going to listen to that. You know, she offers us other information, too. She says, if, when her daughter was a young person, she had caught her drinking under age or using marijuana in her house, she would have arrested her because Virgie was a police officer. So there is some sort of clear, you know, division between this woman and her daughter that runs very deep because she is out there and with very little regard as to what her daughter might feel about it. She doesn`t really care.

HAMMER: Do you have any sense that mom is trying to get back at Anna for their estrangement or for the difficulties that they have had?

ABLOW: Look, I mean, if I put on my psychiatrist hat, I would say there seems to be some sort of lack of empathetic connection between mother and daughter. Because, after all, most of us wouldn`t arrest our own kids for under age drinking, even if we were police officers. And most of us wouldn`t be hitting the air waves saying to a bereaved mother, hey, let`s be honest, your son didn`t take his life. It was no accident and you were one of the only ones in the room.

HAMMER: And she has no empathy, apparently, for the relationship that Anna Nicole has with Howard K. Stern, who, of course, is Anna Nicole`s former lawyer, now her lover. They had that ceremony, not really a marriage. Anna Nicole says, Howard K. Stern the father of the child that was just born in the Bahamas. What does Anna Nicole`s mom think about their relationship? And is it really love?

ABLOW: Well, I think that she would class it more as another addiction. She said love can be an addiction and she said it in reference to that relationship. So, again, there is not a lot of connection here between these two women. And I think what you see is, you know, sometimes things are more transparent than at first blush. And the bottom line is that there is a reason why Anna Nicole would have the tumultuous time she has had in life, up and down in her weight and the rest of it. It`s emotional turmoil, I would say that started in her childhood and it started at home.

HAMMER: What a mess. What a mess. Dr. Keith Ablow, thanks, as always, for your insight.

ABLOW: It`s my pleasure, love being here.

HAMMER: Appreciate that. This episode of the "Dr. Keith Ablow Show" will be airing tomorrow. Check your local listings for the times.

ANDERSON: Time now to call in the SHOWBIZ truth squad, where our crack team celebrity investigators sets the record straight on Hollywood`s biggest mysteries. Tonight we`re opening our case files on Eva Longoria, Beyonce and Nicole Kidman.

So, the "National Inquirer" reports that Nicole is pregnant with Keith Urban`s baby? It says Kidman broke the news to her hubby at the Betty Ford Clinic, where he is being treated for alcohol abuse. Keith Urban`s publicist tells the SHOWBIZ truth squad, no way, the couple is not expecting.

Now on to the rumor about Eva Longoria and Beyonce, starring in a female "Brokeback Mountain." Is the "Desperate Housewives" star doing a lesbian film with the singing sensation? Eva Longoria`s rep tells the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT truth squad, I wish I could quit this lie, a reference there to a "Brokeback Mountain" line. Nope, she isn`t starring as Beyonce`s lover. The film is not happening, though we admit they would make a pretty hot couple, right? There you have it. Case closed on two of Hollywood`s biggest mysteries.

But wait, more of SHOWBIZ Truth Squad coming up at 45 past the hour, did O.J. Simpson confess to murdering his wife Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman?

HAMMER: So, what does television icon Barbara Walters really think of Paris Hilton? What she told me could shock you. That`s coming up.

ANDERSON: Also, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is in London, where the queen even came out to check out the new 007. And my revealing one on one interview with James Bond himself, Daniel Craig. We talked about Casino Royale controversy.

Plus, we`ve also go this.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Katie Holmes went into a little black box, had a little baby, and came out buying couture clothes. This does not happen to your average person.


HAMMER: Getting thin after giving birth, tonight how the secrets of how the stars go from large to lean just after their babies are born. That`s coming up in the SHOWBIZ Weight Watch.


HAMMER: Paris Hilton has certainly been a punching bag of sorts for the press and I`ll admit it, we`ve even ripped into her a bit for being famous for nothing, but tonight one of TV`s biggest stars is defending her, sort of. There is a new Barbara Walters special. It`s called "30 mistakes in 30 years," all about memorable moments, some of Barbara`s funniest interviews. Well, I had the chance to ask Barbara Walters about her chat with Paris and if people have it all wrong about her.


BARBARA WALTERS, ABC NEWS ANCHOR: I think she is brighter than people think she is. I think she does a lot of stuff to bring on the paparazzi because that`s what keeps her in the news. When I did the interview with Paris Hilton, I was trying to dress very young and hot. She was trying to dress very subdued. That taught me a lesson. Never try to be hot when you`re not.


HAMMER: Oh, I think Barbara looks terrific. You can catch Barbara Walters` "30 Mistakes in 30 Years" this Friday on ABC. And tomorrow, does she think people watch or don`t watch the CBS evening news with Katie Couric, because Katie is a woman? More of my revealing interview with Barbara Walters tomorrow.

ANDERSON: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is in London where the queen even came out to check out the new 007. Plus my revealing one on one interview with James Bond himself, Daniel Craig.

HAMMER: Also, people who don`t think Borat is very nice and, say, the joke`s on him, because now they are taking him to court. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with Borat Backlash. We`ve also got this.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Katie Holmes went into a little black box, had a little baby, and came out buying couture clothes. This does not happen to your average person.


ANDERSON: Tonight the secrets of how stars go from large to lean just after their babies are born. But could losing baby weight too fast be dangerous? It`s a SHOWBIZ weight watch. Stay with us.



HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. It is 30 minutes past the hour. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.

ANDERSON: And I am Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. This is TV`s most provocative entertainment news show.

HAMMER: Well, Brooke, of course, "Borat" remains No. 1 at the box office.

ANDERSON: Yes, it does.

HAMMER: It is making money hand over fist, and it`s probably a good thing, because comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, who plays Borat, may need a few extra bucks for legal fees. A lot of people taking him to court. There`s a bit of "Borat" backlash. We`ll get into that in just a few minutes.

ANDERSON: Yes, not everybody happen with Borat.

Also, A.J., SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is in London, where the new James Bond had its premiere. The queen even stepped out for the event.


ANDERSON: We`re also going to have my one-on-one interview with Daniel Craig, who plays Bond. And he really opens up, A.J., about whether the controversy surrounding him playing Bond affected him, and how he dealt with it.

HAMMER: Excellent (ph).

ANDERSON: But first, these days in Hollywood, the hottest must-have isn`t a great pair of shoes or a fabulous outfit. It`s a baby. Even hotter than that, a perfect post-baby body.

But are the stars sending us the wrong message? Judge for yourself.


ANDERSON (voice-over): It seems like just about every Hollywood A- lister has had a baby this year, from Britney to Angelina.


ANDERSON: And it also seems like they had no problem losing the lbs.


ANDERSON: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is wondering: how do the stars do it? It seems they`re pregnant one day, and then, poof, super skinny the next.

DANIELLE FRIEDLAND, CELEBRITY BABY BLOG: Heidi Klum was back on the catwalk weeks after she gave birth. I mean, that is the most extreme case.

ANDERSON: Getting back into tip-top Tinseltown shape isn`t easy. It`s literally a full-time job.

Just ask Katie Holmes. She gave birth to Suri back in April. She`s been hitting the gym ever since. The goal was to get rid of her baby bump in time for her wedding to Tom Cruise.

FRIEDLAND: She had to get skinny for that wedding. It`s probably, you know, scientology study, and then she goes for her workout.

LIZ PERLE, COMMON SENSE MEDIA: This is their job, to look like a million bucks. Katie Holmes went into a little black box, had a little baby, and came out buying couture clothes. This does not happen to your average person.

ANDERSON: You can say that again. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you that just about anyone who`s done it knows that it takes about six months, sometimes even a year, for an average mom to get back to their pre-baby weight.

That`s not the case in the Hollywood, though, where celebrity moms like Britney Spears and Denise Richards show up in public fit and fab, just months after giving birth.

PERLE: We see the before-and-after shots. We see the unbelievable emphasis on instant back-into-Size-2 and Denise Richards. I mean, where did she put that baby? All of a sudden she`s back with the waist line that I`ll never have in my whole life. I have teenagers - I`m still losing the baby fat.

ANDERSON: So how do the stars do it? Well, they have a lot of money, and a lot of help. There are nannies, trainers and chefs, all working to help famous moms like Kate Hudson regain their famous figures.

FRIEDLAND: Kate Hudson had two personal trainers. I don`t even have one.

ANDERSON: Kate had 70 pounds to lose after her pregnancy, and it needed to come off quick. Like, four months quick, so that Kate was red- carpet ready for the premiere of her movie "The Skeleton Key."

FRIEDLAND: They have a full staff looking after them. And their job is to get beautiful again.

ANDERSON: So SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has a reality check for you. The Hollywood mystique - that you can lose all of your baby weight and look fantastic in a couple of months - is quite frankly impossible for most women.

PERLE: A mother who`s just had a new kid who thinks she can do what Britney Spears or Katie Holmes or Kate Hudson did and look like a million bucks within four weeks is going to make some decisions that are going to impact the health of her and her child.

We have to draw a line between what is entertainment and what is achievable. That`s not an achievable life for most of us.

ANDERSON: One good healthy way for any mom to get in shape: nurse your newborn. Breast-feeding can burn up to 500 calories a day. Gwyneth Paltrow, Brooke Shields and Gwen Stefani did it - three moms SHOWBIZ TONIGHT applauds for losing weight sensibly and realistically.

FRIEDLAND: Gwen Stefani probably has lost weight in a very reasonable way. She`s definitely breast-feeding.

ANDERSON: English actress Rachel Weiss has also said that nursing helped her knock off her baby weight. Remember how pregnant she was when she won the Oscar in March?

RACHEL WEISS, ACTRESS: My brain is - I think it`s because I`m pregnant. My brain is a bit like porridge.

ANDERSON: Well, here she is now. And even though she`s slim and trim, she says she didn`t crash diet.

But however she did it, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT needs to remind you: the stars, they`re not like us.

PERLE: These people are in the business of looking gorgeous. And if - if any mother is looking at this and judging herself against it, she`s just going to have to realize it`s not a fair fight, and it`s not reality.


ANDERSON: No, it`s not.

And if diet and exercise don`t work for celebrity moms, the tabloids say some stars look to plastic surgery. Now, we won`t name those stars.

And it might be the quickest of quick fixes out there. But understand that many in the medical profession don`t recommend it at all.

HAMMER: Well, the "Borat" backlash has begun. Sacha Baron Cohen`s movie has attracted a lot of fans, and even a few enemies.

SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Sibila Vargas is in Hollywood with more - Sibila.

SIBILA VARGAS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: That`s right, A.J. It is certainly a backlash. Not everyone`s laughing at Borat`s antics in the film.

Many of the subjects of the elaborate pranks in the movie aren`t happy at all, and now come the lawsuits.


SACHA BARON COHEN, COMEDIAN: In my country, they would go crazy for these two. Not so much.

VARGAS (voice-over): The antics of British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and his anti-Semitic, sexist alter ego Borat have raked in a bundle at the U.S. box office.

BORYS KIT, "HOLLYWOOD REPORTER" COLUMNIST: The movie`s made almost $70 million in - in two weeks, which is really great. And it`s building on word of mouth.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A woman has a right to choose who she has sex with.

COHEN: What?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: How about that?

VARGAS: "The Hollywood Reporter"`s Borys Kit says while Borat`s making millions of fans in movie theaters, he`s also made a fair share of enemies - among those, both on and off the screen.

KIT: A lot of people are saying that they were feeling manipulated in this film. And it`s only now that the movie is a big hit that that`s when you see lawsuits flying.

VARGAS (on camera): Two fraternity brothers in South Carolina seen heavily drinking in the film and making offensive remarks about women, minorities and slavery are now suing the movie`s production companies. They claimed they were provided alcohol by the film`s producers, and then signed consent forms while intoxicated. They also say they were told that the movie would only be seen in Europe.

The movie studio behind the film tells CNN the lawsuit has no merit. While this is the only lawsuit on record thus far, it appears they are not the only ones with concerns.

COHEN: Is it not a problem that has a woman have a smaller brain than a man?

VARGAS (voice-over): Linda Stein from the Veteran Feminists of America is furious. In a first-person article posted on her Web site, Stein says - quote - "I don`t what motivates Cohen to use his considerable talents to deceive and manipulate. I only know that afterward, I am left feeling confused and sad."

Lining up behind Stein taking issue with the film are a Maryland car salesman, a rodeo producer, an etiquette instructor, a hotel clerk, a local television station and even the Romanian village used to portray Borat`s incest-ridden, rape-friendly homeland.

COHEN: She is my sister.

VARGAS: But according to Kit, when you make a film based on practical jokes, some backlash is always expected.

KIT: Part of the brilliance of - of Sacha Baron Cohen and his comedy is that he is willing to risk himself and put himself so out there that he`s in a danger zone. And that`s where the - a lot of the comedy comes from.

VARGAS: And with box office receipts still adding up, it appears for Borat, so far, it`s been a risk worth taking.

COHEN: Very nice. How much?


VARGAS: Now one of the film`s subjects, a public-speaking coach who taught Borat about American humor, says he doesn`t have any hard feelings against Cohen. He says he enjoyed the movie.

But A.J., a lot of people thinking it`s not so nice.

HAMMER: Yes, a lot of people got nailed - truly nailed in that film.

SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Sibila Vargas, thanks so much.

ANDERSON: If you had a stamp worth half a million dollars, what would you do with it? Probably not throw it in the mail, right? It`s a story that made us say, "That`s Ridiculous!" Next.

HAMMER: Plus, is O.J. Simpson releasing a book that more or less confesses to the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman? Well, the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Truth Squad is on the case. That`s coming up.

We`ll also have this:


DANIEL CRAIG, ACTOR: I won`t lie to you; it did affect me. But it`s - it`s that people feel very passionately about this.


ANDERSON: Craig. Daniel Craig. The new 007 opens up about whether the backlash over him being named Bond left him shaken. Daniel Craig coming up in the interview you`ll see only right here on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

HAMMER: Tired of celebs stealing the spotlight? Well, we want to hear from you. So send your opinions on video to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Go to for details, and watch, and you could see your video e-mail on the most provocative entertainment news show on television. It`s SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, every night, at 11 p.m. Eastern, right here on ..


ANDERSON: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, TV`s most provocative entertainment news show. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood.

Time now for another story that made us say, "That`s Ridiculous!"

The midterm elections are over, but there`s still some controversy swirling over one very important ballot. It was sent into Broward County, Florida, with a very rare stamp: a 1918 inverted Jenny biplane. Listen to this: one of them recently sold for more than a half a million dollars.

The voter`s name is not on the ballot or the envelope, but officials hope they can lick this mystery and return it to its rightful owner before somebody goes postal. Using a $500,000 stamp to mail a ballot? "That`s Ridiculous!"

HAMMER: Bond is back. The new James Bond movie "Casino Royale," starring Daniel Craig as 007, is finally in U.S. theaters on Friday. We`re going to have Brooke Anderson`s interview with Craig in just a moment.

But first, the film had its world premiere in London today. And "Casino Royale" had a very royal following.

For that, we go to London and CNN`s Paula Newton for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.



I am in London at Trafalgar Square, where "Casino Royale" got the royal treatment. That is the queen`s (INAUDIBLE) behind me. And they were very lucky to get in (INAUDIBLE) to this premiere. It does give a certain royal welcome to this movie. And whether or not it`s going to do well at the box office, a lot is riding on Daniel Craig. He is what they`re calling the new Bond, and that means he`s beefed up - brought up the ante a little bit. He`s done a lot of his own stunts.

We heard mostly on the red carpet about him, and Dame Judi Dench told me on the red carpet, she does thinks there - there is something just so totally English about him that people will relate to.

Critics, really, have been giving this a fairly good trial run.

That`s it for me here in London. Now it is back to Brooke in Hollywood, who actually sat down with the man of the hour, Daniel Craig.


ANDERSON: Paula Newton at the premiere of "Casino Royale" in London for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Thank you, Paula.

So when it was first announced that Daniel Craig would play James Bond, not everybody was thrilled. Some Bond fans resisted a new actor stepping into the shoes worn by Roger Moore, Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan.

When I sat down with Daniel Craig, we talked about all the naysayers, playing such an iconic role and baring it all - yes, I mean in the buff.


ANDERSON: When you first announced as the new James Bond.

CRAIG: It wasn`t (INAUDIBLE) as a positive.



ANDERSON: You faced a lot of harsh criticism. Oh, he`s not the right guy. There can`t be a blond Bond.

But now people are saying, He is the right guy. In fact, he did a pretty incredible job.

CRAIG: Oh, thank you.

ANDERSON: Looking back now with the perspective that - perspective that you have, do you feel you were treated unfairly?

CRAIG: Look, I - what I think is the truth of it - you know, and hindsight is a wonderful thing, because (INAUDIBLE) - won`t lie to you, it did affect me. But is - is that, people feel very passionately about this. And they`re very - you know, and - you know, what - I think that, you know, this is one of the first little movies where the Internet has sort of been - you know, though Internet was around when Pierce was doing the last movie, but it wasn`t - it wasn`t as big as it is today.

And so opinions go flying around, and people have lots of - you know, and that`s absolutely what it`s about. My - you know, my only sort of - sort of defense of that, and I certainly wouldn`t get - I know - (INAUDIBLE) get into a stand up - into an argument with people the rights and wrongs of it, was that I feel just as passionately about it, so that I - all I could do was just to concentrate on what I was doing, and just get it right and do the best job I could. And that`s - you know, and then - and then - you know, that`s my work.

ANDERSON: How hard was it not to let that distract you.

CRAIG: Well, it was - it wasn`t hard. I had a couple of days (INAUDIBLE) - letting it get to me a bit. And then I just thought, Get on with it. Ignore it. Get on with it. You can`t do anything about it. Get on with it.

ANDERSON: Were you nervous about taking on this iconic role - what - what am I talking about? You`re completely naked in one of the scenes.

CRAIG: That was a jump. (INAUDIBLE)


CRAIG: Iconic naked. OK.

ANDERSON: Were you nervous about that?

CRAIG: About the iconic nakedness?

ANDERSON: I mean - I mean - I mean, it is an iconic role. But then.


CRAIG: I`ve been - I`ve been naked in other - other films. In fact, I`ve been far more naked in other films than that.

So - so I wasn`t worried, no.

ANDERSON: You weren`t anxious about having to achieve a certain chiseled perfection - which you do, by the way.

CRAIG: Oh, well thank you.

That wasn`t - no, I was - I mean, I was - I mean, I was working out and keeping as fit as I could. So I wasn`t worried about that. I was worried about getting the scene right. That was really.


CRAIG: .you know, the - the key.

ANDERSON: It was a pretty intense scene.


ANDERSON: And - and a very physically challenging role for you?

CRAIG: Sure. Very. But very rewarding (INAUDIBLE). And, you know, I was doing stuff that I`ve never done before, and, you know, things - pushed in ways I`ve never been pushed before. So I wanted to get involved with every stunt and - at least some level. I mean, obviously I couldn`t do everything.

ANDERSON: Did you get hurt? Did you.

CRAIG: I got hurt. But I mean, I got hurt in the way that you do. You fall over, you bump, and, you know, you got bruises and bashes (ph). I had a black eye at one stage. I - you know, I did (INAUDIBLE) - I mean, everybody knows I knocked a tooth out. But it was just a cap. I mean, it was no big deal.

ANDERSON: Got to get your hands dirty if you`re going to be James Bond, right?

CRAIG: Oh, you certainly do.


CRAIG: A little cut, a little bruise to whatever.

ANDERSON: Yes, exactly.

Did you bring some of the previous James Bonds into your own character?

CRAIG: I watched all of them. I watched every film. You know, every film just to try and see - and, you know, I didn`t want to miss a trick. I wanted to make sure that if they were doing something - because I might be able to use that.

So - and then I kind of, you know, mixed it up.

ANDERSON: But taking on this iconic role - was it daunting?

CRAIG: It was daunting, and I had to be - I had to respect it. You know, I mean, certainly what`s gone before, and the sort of the - you know, the - the - the lineage of this movie - movie is very important. It`s very important to this movie, and it`s very important that we actually respect it.

But I had to not get that - let that get in the way. I had to do what I thought was right.

ANDERSON: Are you pleased with it?

CRAIG: I`m very pleased with it, yes.

ANDERSON: Certainly you are a well-known actor. But this is going to just thrust you into the spotlight even more.

Are you prepared for the attention that you`re going to receive?

CRAIG: I don`t know. I mean, how - I don`t know how you prepare yourself for that. And certainly I`m not born to do. But I - I just - I`m going to - you know, I`ll take it as it comes.

ANDERSON: Daniel Craig told me he has signed on for two more Bond films. And he will begin shooting the next one sometime late next year.

"Casino Royale" is in theaters Friday.

HAMMER: It is time once again to open up the films of the SHOWBIZ Truth Squad. This time around, we are getting to the bottom about these rumors about O.J. Simpson`s new confession.

There have been reports swirling around that O.J. Simpson is releasing a book about the killing of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

Well tonight, the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Truth Squad can tell you, as unbelievable as it seems, it`s true. This book is called "If I Did It." And in it, Simpson hypothetically describes how the murders would have been committed - murders he has denied committed for more than a decade now.

Not only that, he`s going on television to talk about it in a two-part special on Fox. That special will air on November 27 and 29. The book will go on sale on November 30.

ANDERSON: You know him from "Dance With the Stars," as J. Peterman on "Seinfeld," and as the host of "Family Feud." It is very good to be John O`Hurley these days.

His new book is called "It`s Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump," about life lessons he has learned from dogs.

I sat down with John in New York to talk about dogs, acting and why he says "Dancing With the Stars" changed his life.


JOHN O`HURLEY, ACTOR: Well, it - it just - it - it - it did because you - for several reasons. A, because I stopped being J. Peterman and I started being John O`Hurley. I traded one name in for the other, although since I own the J. Peterman company with the real John Peterman now, which I bought in 99, I`m very happy for the other one.

ANDERSON: Exactly.

O`HURLEY: But it`s nice to become John O`Hurley again (INAUDIBLE).

ANDERSON: Do people still walk up to you and think of you as J. Peterman?

O`HURLEY: Yes. If I.

ANDERSON: Despite being on "Dancing With the Stars" as John O`Hurley?

O`HURLEY: Oh no, when I walk down - yes, when - especially - you know what? Especially the New York cops.

I have a wonderful story. Literally, I`m walking past the - the - the Trump hotel here, right near CNN here, and - and - and two cops are arresting a guy coming out of a subway. They had him - you know, up against the car, they`re arresting him. One of them turns around and he goes, Peterman! Like that. And the one goes, Peterman, how are you? While they got this guy up against the cuffs (ph).

Now the guy didn`t have a chance to turn around, or he would have said Peterman, too.

ANDERSON: He - he would have been laughing and enjoying it as well. I`m sure you have a lot of fun with that.

And - and, you know, you`re so busy. You`re so versatile. We`ve seen you host the Purina dog show on NBC for years.


ANDERSON: Yes, you really show us how a dog`s simple ways can teach us a lot of life`s lessons..


O`HURLEY: I wrote a book that basically - I wanted to do something, A, that was funny; B, that was inspirational; and - and - and C, that celebrated something that is so touching to my life, which is the presence of dogs in my life.

ANDERSON: You also write, "To go through life and call it your own, you have to be heard. You have to have a bark."

And - and your little dog, Scoshi - or is it Scoshi?

O`HURLEY: Scoshi. Scoshi.

ANDERSON: Scoshi had a little something.

O`HURLEY: Japanese.

ANDERSON: .to do with that.

O`HURLEY: Japanese for "a little bit."

Well, it`s an observation I made, that everybody has to have a bark in life. Really to go through your life, it`s like, we can`t - you can`t live your life in parenthesis. You got to get out there. And a bark is your way of saying, I have a voice, I need to be heard.

And dogs do it naturally. We have to develop it. And so many people you`ve talked to - you`re - you`re in the business of your broadcasting, so you`ve learned to develop your voice. If I had - if I said scream, you could do it right now.

ANDERSON: right.

O`HURLEY: If I said be angry, you could do it right now.

ANDERSON: Or I could bark.

O`HURLEY: You could bark.

But if you ask many people, they can`t. They hold - they hold themselves back. They`re afraid of hearing their voice that loud. So they - they - so that`s - that was that - that was that chapter.


ANDERSON: John O`Hurley, such a pleasant guy. And his book, "It`s Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump and Other Life Lessons I Learned From Dogs" is in stores now.

Last night, we asked you to vote on our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT "Question of the Day," and it was this, "Britney and Kevin Split: Should every marriage have a prenup?"

Fifty-eight percent of you say yes; 42 percent of you say no.

Here`s some of the e-mails we received:

Sharon from Florida write, "Famous people are worth a lot of money, so maybe it is good for them. But true love is worth more than money."

Kim from Ontario says, "There`s no need for a prenup if people would actually take marriage seriously and take the time to work at making it last."

We appreciate your e-mails.

Keep it right here; SHOWBIZ TONIGHT coming right back.


ANDERSON: We`ve been asking you to vote on our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT "Question of the Day": "TomKat Marriage: Do you think it will last?"

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HAMMER: It is time now to find out what is coming up on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Tomorrow, who is the sexiest man alive? We are rounding up the usual suspects, and we`re going to tell you who "People" magazine picks as its cover boy for "The Sexiest Man Alive" issue. That`s tomorrow on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Also tomorrow, the best train-wreck celebrity marriages ever. These are the star weddings that you just can`t help but stop and stare at. The wildest and the biggest train wrecks in "I do" history. That`s tomorrow on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

And that is it for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Thanks for watching. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.

ANDERSON: Have a great night, everyone. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood.

Glenn Beck is coming up next, right after the latest headlines from CNN Headline News.


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