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Special Report: "Do Stars Deserve Privacy?"; CSI Star Attacks Paparazzi; TV Star Salaries

Aired July 19, 2007 - 23:00:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT ANCHOR: What Lindsay Lohan`s got to do right now to stay sober and get her life and career back on track! And do stars really deserve privacy? Or come on, is it just the price of fame? I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. TV`s most provocative entertainment news show starts right now.
On SHOWBIZ TONIGHT -- when stars attack! Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with the startling new video of a major star attacking a photographer, caught on tape.

What in the world happened? And should stars just be left alone? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT asks the controversial question: When stars are in public, do they deserve privacy? It`s a provocative SHOWBIZ special report!

Shocking star salaries! Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT reveals what your favorite stars make and you won`t believe the surprises! Daytime! Prime time! And get this -- the biggest names don`t always collect the biggest checks! SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with the secrets of super-star paydays!

Hello, I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. And I`ve just got to ask, do stars deserve privacy? Or should they quit their complaining about being approached in public? It`s a special report coming up.

But first tonight, another really good reason to ask that question, because tonight we have another episode of when stars attack! You are about to see what happened when a major TV star seemed to blow his stack outside a very public Hollywood club, apparently, because a photographer was shooting video of him. And it was all caught on tape!


GARY DOURDAN, CSI: Get that camera out of my face, man.

HAMMER: CSI star Gary Dourdan`s request from a celebrity photographer turns into a street scuffle all caught on a dramatic scene being played around the clock on the Internet. And now Dourdan, who spends his time examining fake crime scenes on CSI is being accused of creating a real life scene. Not quite, but it could turn into something serious.

HARVEY LEVIN, TMZ.COM: Gary Dourdan needs to see some jail bars.

HAMMER: Stars from Sean Penn to Alec Baldwin to Cameron Diaz to Tommy Lee have all been accused of getting physical with the paparazzi. Hugh Grant even got arrested for throwing baked beans at a photographer. And as we see once again in the Dourdan video, when the stars square off against photographers, it can be a scary as a 1950s monster movie.

So, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT brings you the latest installment of when stars attack! The entire riveting scene was posted on the celebrity website It started outside the popular L.A. nightclub Hide where Gary Dourdan took exception to those taking pictures of him. At least he said please. But he soon became less polite.

DOURDAN: Turn it off. Turn it off.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Face it the other way, trust me.

DOURDAN: If you don`t turn it off, man --

HAMMER: That`s the last time we see Gary on screen. A little later, some sort of scuffle breaks out.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Gary, Gary, Gary, Gary!

HAMMER: After some ranting, raving, and more cursing, we hear a motorcycle, presumably Gary`s, driving off.

LEVIN: Gary Dourdan was a thug and a terrorist.

HAMMER: Harvey Levin is the managing editor of the celebrity website, which employs the photographer Dourdan faced off with.

You can`t see it on camera, but Levin tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that Dourdan roughed up his photographer.

LEVIN: The cameraman had done nothing wrong and he brutalized this guy, slammed his head on the pavement.

HAMMER: Levin then says Dourdan and some of his friends got into a car and chased the photographer, whom we see in the tape frantically running around Hollywood with his camera rolling. We hear him finally making his escape in a cab. Levin tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, he hopes to see Dourdan in court.

LEVIN: We are cooperating with the police on this, and we`re hoping that the police refer this to the district attorney and the district attorney files felony battery charges against this guy.

HAMMER: It`s true that intrusive paparazzi are often the number one complaint of the stars, and that doesn`t exactly make paparazzi the most esteemed figures in Hollywood. The unfortunate TMZ photographer found that out the hard way when he tried to flag down an unsympathetic motorist while making his mistake.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They broke all my --

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Well too bad. What are you thinking.

LEVIN: I`m aware that there are people who hate the concept of it.

HAMMER: Levin says he understands that but he insists his guy was the victim here.

LEVIN: We do what we do legally. We are on public property.

HAMMER: So who is the victim? The photographer who says he was abused? Or the star who claims his right to privacy is being violated?

No one can say for sure. But that`s the way things always seem to shake out when stars attack.


HAMMER: CBS is trying to end talk that the whole incident is affecting CSI. The network tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that rumors that Dourdan has been dropped from the show are, quote, absolutely false. By the way, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT tried to get a comment from Dourdan`s representatives, but they didn`t respond before it was time to do our show.

So why do stars attack, and should we at all feel sorry for them that fans and paparazzi always like to swarm them in public? Joining me tonight in New York publicist Maggie Gallant. She`s the founder of Spotlight Communications. And also David Caplan, senior correspondent for VH-1`s entertainment sight

Maggie and David, it`s always good to see you both. So even though Gary Dourdan stars in a very successful TV show, I got to say, this is a guy who`s not exactly the most photographed guy out there. As I mentioned he hasn`t replied to our request for a comment. But, David, what do you think was possibly going through his mind when this happened?

DAVID CAPLAN, VH1: I mean, he obviously felt that him being in a nightclub, this was his private time. He didn`t want to be photographed or filmed, and that it had nothing to do with sort of his day job as an actor. That`s what many actors feel, that there`s a very sharp divide between work and when they go out after hours. But this guy is a private figure, as opposed to be a public figure. He needs to be covered.

Again, the TMZ cameraman wasn`t doing anything wrong. Every celebrity in Hollywood knows, especially in clubs like Hide, there are always photographers there. It`s absolutely no shock. Especially TMZ; they always have cameras there. They are photographing Lindsay and Paris, not this guy usually.

HAMMER: Yes, Maggie, David`s got a great point. The photographers are always at that club. The stars always get their photographs taken. What could his excuse possibly be?

MAGGIE GALLANT, SPOTLIGHT COMMUNICATIONS: David makes a great point; very often stars are picking the nightclubs that they decide to go to because the paparazzi are indeed there. It`s no secret which clubs they cover. That`s the whole point.

It`s the same thing as walking the red carpet almost for a movie premiere these days.

HAMMER: As we all know, Dourdan obviously not the first star to blow his top. When Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz were going out, they got into it with a camera man. That was last year. They claim that this cameraman was hiding in the bushes trying to get a picture of them, popped up out of no where.

Listen to what Justin Timberlake told SHOWBIZ TONIGHT about being hounded by the press.


JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, SINGER: In my personal experience, the only thing that gets to me is when you feel like -- I mean, look it, if you live in Los Angeles and you`re traveling around Hollywood, you can expect to have your picture taken at some point. But my thing is when things are muttered or yelled at or you feel like your space is encroached upon, for the sake of getting a picture of you looking uncomfortable, that`s when I feel like it`s overstepped the lines.


HAMMER: What do you think about that, David? Do you agree with Justin? Is there a line that shouldn`t be crossed when had it comes to getting a money shot and everything is fair game when it comes to being a star?

CAPLAN: Absolutely, there`s a little bit of a line. Photographers shouldn`t, say, go on private property. If the photo involves celebrity`s children, I appreciate some celebrities don`t want there children involved. There are fine lines. And if someone jumps out of the bushes, it`s going to scare Cameron Diaz. I think that`s acceptable to be like, that`s a little bit too far. But in these standard practices of paparazzi take photographs, most of the practices are actually completely legal and completely acceptable when you are dealing with a public figure.

HAMMER: Yes, you are applying a certain degree of reason to all of this. But I have to say I`m sure there are people watching right now, yelling at their TVs hearing about all these stars who make all this money, get al this love and adoration and saying, come on. Getting photographed just comes with the territory. They should just shut up and smile for the cameras, or stay home if they don`t want to be in the face of the cameras.

Maggie, do you buy it when people say that?

GALLANT: Well, I think that when it comes to celebrities, we are more forgiving for some celebrities than others. You see when some celebrities invite us into their homes when they are on reality shows, when they flirt with the paparazzi, they go to places where the paparazzi are going to be, we all know that they are enjoying the flash of those cameras. And then the next minute they are saying, I need my privacy; you can`t photograph me now. That`s when we start to scratch our heads and it rubs us the wrong way.

But I think that the celebrities who make a strong stand from the very beginning, this is when you can photograph me and this is when you don`t and they stick with that for the duration of their career, we don`t hear as much from them and we don`t hear about the drama with them.

HAMMER: Very true. Speaking of scratching our heads, very quickly, I want to read to you a letter from Britney Spears, arguably one of the most photographed people out there. She snapped in February and attacked a paparazzi`s car with an umbrella. Listen to the letter that she wrote apologizing to the photo agency: "Dear X17, I want to apologize for the past incident with an umbrella. I was preparing a character for a possible role where the husband doesn`t play his part so they swap places. Unfortunately I didn`t get the part. I`m sorry I got carried away with my role. Britney."

Yes, I think she wants it both ways and I think I`m going to have to end it there. Couldn`t leave you without it. David Caplan, Maggie Gallant, thank you very much for joining us tonight.

Now we want to hear from you for our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT question of the day, stars in public; what do you thin? Do they deserve privacy? You can vote at Email at You can vote on the question of the day by sending a cell phone text message to 45688. To vote yes, write SHOWBIZ yes. To vote no, write SHOWBIZ no. Once again, send the text to 45688.

Well, I`m blowing the lid off of something stars definitely like to keep private, how much they make. You won`t believe this. It`s not the most successful TV stars that necessarily get the biggest paychecks. The shocking secrets of TV star salaries coming up next.

I`ve also got this --


HOWARD BRAGMAN, 15 MINUTES PUBLIC RELATIONS: People who are enablers need to go. And she can`t afford to have those people in her lives. She needs people who are supportive of the 12 step Lindsay.


HAMMER: Believe me when I say this: I really want to see Lindsay Lohan get her life together! So tonight, I`ve got the steps she needs to take right now to stay sober and get her career back on track. Saving Lindsay Lohan in just a bit.

And Tammy Faye Messner`s (ph) heart wrenching cancer battle. Look at her, the wife of televangelist Jim Baker. Tonight, she`s speaking out about her dramatic fight against terminal lung cancer. That`s coming up on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


HAMMER: A very happy, and a very funny Jon Cryer with SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Sibila Vargas. He was nominated today for best supporting actor in the CBS comedy, "two and a Half Men." Charlie Sheen from the show snagged a best actor nom.

And we welcome you back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, TV`s most provocative entertainment news show. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. So the nominations out today for the 59th annual prime time Emmys. The big story, even though "The Sopranos" had that very controversial series finale, Emmy voters didn`t whack it! The HBO mob drama picked up 15 nominations. That includes best drama.

James Gandolfini and his TV wife, Edie Falco, also scored best actor and actress nods. The freshman ABC comedy "Ugly Betty" picked up eleven nominations today. And both "Grey`s Anatomy" and NBC`s "30 Rock," starring Alec Baldwin, grabbed ten. And one of my personal favorites, "Heroes;" it scored a best-drama nomination! And the Emmy Awards will be airing on September 16th.

Well, with big success on television comes big money, right? Tonight, we have the hard numbers that will shock you. If you thought that the most successful TV stars in the business are the ones making the most money, I want you to hang on to your seats because TV guide magazine is blowing the lid off what the biggest TV stars are making. And the astounding numbers are in the new issue that will hit -- on news stands now. Look at that.

With me tonight in New York, "TV Guide" writer Ali Gazan. Ali, thanks for being with us. Some pretty surprising numbers to go over. I want to talk about one of my favorite actresses, Julia Louis Dryfus. I absolutely love here. I like her show, "The New Adventures of Old Christine," but it`s not really a blockbuster hit.

Now she earns a reported 225,000 dollars an episode. Then you have somebody like Eva Longoria. Eva is on one of the highest rated shows, "Desperate Housewives." She makes less money than Julia, 200,000 dollars an episode. Why is that?

ALI GAZAN, WRITER, "TV GUIDE": Well, Julia comes into it having success on "Seinfeld." So immediately she is going to be able to garner a bigger paycheck. People knows who she is. She already has a fan base. So CBS knows for sure people are going to follow her. Eva Longoria only has some soap experience. The question is still there, will fans really gravitate towards her?

HAMMER: I guess you have the point that if Julia Louis Dryfus leaves her show, the show is all about her. The show will go of the air. Not necessarily the case for Eva Longoria.

GAZAN: Exactly.

HAMMER: Let`s talk about Charlie Sheen, who picked up a Emmy nomination. He`s starring on one of the highest rated sitcoms, "Two and a Half Men." TV Guide is saying this guy gets paid about 350,000 bucks per episode. Then you have Zach Braff of Scrubs. That show is 111th in the ratings, but he`s earning the same money, 350K. How do you explain that?

GAZAN: It`s the same thing as Julie Louis Dryfus. Zach Braff is the star of "Scrubs." Without Zach, you don`t have "Scrubs." Obviously they need to pay him the big bucks to keep him around. Also, you have to remember that Zach has a little bit of a movie career now. So when you do translate your success to the big screen, you suddenly become more valuable on TV.

HAMMER: When we look at the late night wars, there has been disparity in that battle, in terms of what the hosts of those shows have made for years now. I mean, look at this. Jay Leno has topped David Letterman`s ratings for a long time now. David Letterman makes a whole lot more. He makes 40 million bucks. Jay gets 23 million. Why is that? Obviously those shows make a lot of money.

GAZAN: Of course. And you have to remember that back in the day, CBS had to really woo David Letterman away from NBC. Anytime you have networks competing for a star, that star is going to end up making a bigger paycheck. Letterman has been on TV longer. He had an established fan base before he went over to CBS. He wasn`t as much as a risk as Jay Leno was.

HAMMER: And I guess that`s exactly what happened in the case of the evening news, because Katie Couric, of course, was wooed by CBS. She tops them, all of the news anchors. She is making 15 million dollars a year. That`s unbelievable.

GAZAN: Not a bad paycheck.

HAMMER: Not a bad paycheck. Brian Williams, of course, has become the main stay on NBC ever since Tom Brokaw split. And he is making eight million bucks a year. Then you have Charlie Gibson, one of the most lovable guys on TV, on ABC. He`s got the number one show. Yet reportedly he`s making around seven to eight million bucks a year. I kind of think Charlie is getting a raw deal.

GAZAN: I would take that paycheck if someone gave it to me. But yes, According to the ratings and comparatively speaking, he`s definitely getting less than the other anchors. But it all comes down to name recognition and where they think fans will follow. Katie`s name is bigger than Charlie`s.

HAMMER: Do you think that is going to change now? Do you think now that things are settling down, especially with Katie Couric and the ratings being where they are, Charlie will start to get more recognized and start to really rake in some major bucks? Or is he probably happy to say I`ll just take that.

GAZAN: I think he`s probably happy to say I`ll take that. Don`t get me wrong, if contract renegotiation come up in the next year or so, I`m sure he will be in there trying to get more money, but I wouldn`t expect to see him up near Katie Couric`s numbers.

HAMMER: I hope he gets some more. Finally, I want to talk about one TV star, number one in daytime. Her pay day definitely reflects that, Oprah Winfrey. TV Guide saying she makes 260 million dollars a year. You break that down, that`s five million bucks of a week. So, every day of the week, Monday through Friday, she`s making a million bucks a day. Please tell me she`s making that money from more than just "The Oprah Winfrey Show," great as it may be.

GAZAN: So much more than that. She produces "Dr. Phil," Rachael Ray. She really is a media mogul. She`s got her hands in everything from magazines to TV to Broadway, with the "Color Purple." She is everywhere. She`s definitely doing a lot to earn that salary.

HAMMER: And she will remain the top paid star on TV for some time to come, because that number is hard to reach. Isn`t it?

GAZAN: Pretty much close to impossible unless you create your own production company and you`re signing your own paychecks.

HAMMER: Well done. Ali Gazan, thank you so much for joining us from TV Guide. And for more on star salaries, check out this week`s TV guide. It`s on newsstands right now.

Well, if you think the TV stars make a lot of money, wait until you hear how much money models can make. I can not believe how these ladies can cash in on the cat walk. I`m going to tell you who the richest models of the year are coming up next. I`ve also got this.


ANGELINA JOLIE, ACTRESS: There are a lot of long lenses now. There`s no reason that somebody has to be this close to a kid`s face.


HAMMER: I agree with Angelina, but I`m pretty mixed on the whole topic. One way I definitely think stars shouldn`t have cameras in their faces constantly. But again, it`s kind of the price of fame, right? Coming up, I`ve got a very heated look at whether stars really do deserve privacy. It`s a SHOWBIZ special report.

And a really sad story, look at these images. Tammy Faye Messner, that`s her, the former wife, of course, of televangelist Jim Baker. She`s dying of lung cancer, fighting a courageous battle. And tonight she` speaking out about her fight. The pictures are going to shock you and you will hear what she has to say. Her heart wrenching battle in her own words coming up.


HAMMER: OK, so who says there`s no such thing as a supermodel anymore? Of course, in the `80s and `90s we had Linda Evagelista, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell. But tonight, I can tell you that some models are still making super bucks. Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen (ph) tops`s list of the world`s richest models. Listen to this: she earned more than 33 million dollars over the past 12 months. Talk about sashaying for your supper.

Other ravishing runway ladies with runaway salaries; comeback kid Kate Moss the second highest paid, nine million bucks. Of course, she had that cocaine scandal. And hotty Heidi Klum, with two kids with singer Seal; she scored eight million dollars. Victoria`s Secret angels Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio round out the top five, pulling in six million dollars each. It`s good work if you can get it!

We have something that I have a hard time watching, a huge star going ballistic. He smashes a cameraman`s equipment, and then apparently slams his head into the ground over and over. We`ve got it on tape! But what in the world set him off? And do stars deserve their privacy in public? It`s a SHOWBIZ special report, next.

We`ve also got this.


BRAGMAN: Those people that are supporting the bad things and encouraging her bad habits need to be cut out of her life. And I know that sounds harsh, but that`s just what`s got to happen.


HAMMER: Lindsay Lohan has been such a mess, but I really want her to get her life together! So tonight, I`ve got the steps she needs to take right now to stay sober and get her career back. Saving Lindsay Lohan in a bit.

And a sad story tonight; Tammy Faye Messner, the former wife of televangelist Jim Baker, dying of lung cancer and speaking out about her courageous fight. These pictures will shock you. That`s coming up on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.




ANGELINA JOLIE, ACTRESSS: There are a lot of long lenses now. There`s no reason that somebody has to be this close to a kid`s face.


HAMMER: Good point, Angelina. And it got us thinking. Where do you draw the line when it comes to celebrities and the paparazzi? Do the stars have a right to be left alone? Or is getting relentlessly followed around just something that comes with the territory? Tonight, a SHOWBIZ TONIGHT special report: "Do Stars Deserve Privacy?"

Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT for a Thursday night. It`s 30 minutes past the hour. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. You`re watching TV`s most provocative entertainment news show. Our special report, "Do Stars Deserve Privacy?" straight ahead.

But first tonight, a heartbreaking TV appearance by Tammy Faye Messner that really is leaving everyone truly shocked. Let`s take a look at how we`re used to seeing Tammy Faye, the former wife, of course, of televangelist Jim Baker and the former co-host of "The PTL Club."

But these pictures are from before she started a long battle with inoperable lung cancer. Now, her health has deteriorated considerably. She is down to just 65 pounds. Tammy Faye was on CNN`s "Larry King Live" tonight. And I`ve got to warn you, her appearance now -- it`s nothing less than shocking. And the clips we`re about to show you may be disturbing to some viewers.


LARRY KING, CNN HOST, "LARRY KING LIVE": What have the doctors said to you about how much time you may have left?

TAMMY FAYE MESSNER: I asked them not to tell me. I don`t want my faith (ph) level to go up and down. So I don`t know, that`s in God`s hands.

KING: Do you fear the worst?

MESSNER: I don`t fear. I`m concerned, Larry, but I don`t fear.

KING: Are you in pain?

MESSNER: All the time.

KING: The pain is where?

MESSNER: It`s in my back and in my tummy.

KING: The cancer is where?

MESSNER: It`s in my lungs.

KING: You posted a letter recently on your website saying that you have gained a little bit of weight and that you`re craving a burger and French fries with lots of ketchup. Can you eat that?

MESSNER: I can`t eat it. All I eat is chicken soup and rice pudding. But I`m looking forward to the day when I can bite into that hamburger and those fries.

KING: Now, you`ve always been so upbeat. The feeling of God being with you. Does that remain?

MESSNER: That remains consistent. I talk to God every single day. And I say, God, my life is in your hands, and I trust you are with me.

I still would like to be cremated. And I want privacy (ph). I believe when I leave this earth, because I love the Lord, I`m going straight to heaven.


HAMMER: It is so sad to see Tammy Faye like that, but you`ve got to be encouraged by her spirit, got to love her positive attitude. We do wish Tammy Faye, and her family, all the best.

Now I want to get you up to date on a story about an alleged incident between "CSI" actor Gary Dourdan and a photographer for the entertainment website TMZ. The photographer says late at night in L.A. Dourdan repeatedly slammed his head into the ground and then chased him. The photographer`s camera was rolling during the incident, but not pointed at the actor. Take a look at this.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Gary, Gary, Gary, Gary, Gary!


HAMMER: Dourdan`s people tell TMZ that he is always respectful of the media and the paparazzi, but he also values his privacy. The rep says it was a minor incident that the photographer is exaggerating to make a story.

SHOWBIZ TONIGHT also got this statement from CBS, which airs "CSI", quote, "The alleged incident has not affected production, as the show is not in production. Rumors that he has been dropped from the show are absolutely false."

This whole Gary Dourdan story leads us to tonight`s SHOWBIZ special report: "Do Stars Deserve Privacy?" The "CSI" star certainly seems to think so, but a lot of people would disagree. I`m always hearing people say that getting noticed in public just comes with the territory when you`re a star and getting paid a lot of money. Here`s Brooke Anderson with this SHOWBIZ special report.


BROOKE ANDERSON, CNN HOLLYWOOD CORRESPONDENT (voice over): Paris and Britney coming home from the clubs, swarmed by the paparazzi, all of them looking for the money shot of two of Hollywood`s hottest commodities.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We were nice. We did one.

ANDERSON: Paris and Britney are playing coy, but they know just as well as any other star that in Hollywood, anything goes, especially your privacy. Just ask Jennifer Love Hewitt who tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT fame and photographers go hand in hand.

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT, ACTRESS: And without the paparazzi, without the magazines that remind people what time your show is on, and what`s happening, then the whole, sort of, business doesn`t really work.

E.L. WOODY, CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER: There`s not a star in the world that wants to get out of the car and not be recognized by the crowd, even though they are not going to pose.

ANDERSON: E.L. Woody is the so called king of paparazzi. He`s been in the business for 30 years and knows that if a person wants to become famous -- and stay famous -- they need to give up their right to anonymity.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hello, gorgeous.

WOODY: They need us more than we need them.

ANDERSON: Danny Bonaduce couldn`t agree more. He tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that he has no sympathy for stars who demand privacy.

DANNY BONADUCE, ACTOR, TV TALK SHOW HOST: I`m entitled to a certain portion of your life. You gave it to me. You sold it to me and I bought.

ANDERSON: Angelina Jolie understands that. She and boyfriend Brad Pitt are arguably the most stalked couple in the world. She tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT she can handle the press, but when she`s out with her kids, she`s entitled to her privacy.

JOLIE: There are a lot of long lenses now. There`s no reason that somebody has to be, you know, this close to a kid`s face, because it scares kids. And it psychologically affects them. Like I personally would just -- I`d like to be able to take my kids out. I`m not walking them down a red carpet. We`re just going out. We`re not asking for press.

And as I said, we`re not saying you`re not allowed to take pictures of them, we understand, whatever. We are public. They are public. But I think a distance, a distance would be good.

ANDERSON: Justin Timberlake probably wouldn`t mind some distance when it comes to the paparazzi. He had a run-in with a photographer back in 2004 with his girlfriend, Cameron Diaz. Still, he tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that if you are famous, and out on the town, you have to expect that when you are in public, there`s nothing private about it.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, SINGER: If you live in Los Angeles, and you are traveling around Hollywood, you can expect to have your picture taken at some point. But my thing is when things are muttered or yelled at, or you feel like your space is encroached upon -- for the sake of getting a picture of you looking uncomfortable -- that`s when I feel like it`s overstepped the lines.

ANDERSON: But in the end, it all comes down to this. If you`re famous, you`re going to be noticed. It simply comes with the territory. And as Danny Bonaduce tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, it`s part of your job.

BONADUCE: Everybody has every right to any part of me or them that they want because I sold myself to you. I do it on purpose. If you want to come up to me and ask me anything, say anything you want, you have that right, because I sold myself to you and you bought -- and I`m grateful.

ANDERSON: And stars who disagree with Danny might want to ask themselves how they feel if suddenly no one was interested in them anymore and the flashbulbs stopped popping.


HAMMER: Stars should be warned. The business of following celebrities just keeps growing and growing. E.L. Woody, that paparazzo we just showed you in our story, he says, you`ll now find 40 or 50 photographers where there used to be only four or five.

Well, Steve Carell, certainly one of the funniest guys in Hollywood. He is one of my favorite comedians. And he has a brand new movie coming out. Definitely looks like this one is going to be a hit. We have your "First Look" at "Dan In Real Life," coming up.

We`ll also have this.


HOWARD BRAGMAN, FIFTEEN MINUTES PUBLIC RELATIONS: People who are enablers, need to go. She can`t afford to have those people in her life. She needs people who are supportive of the 12-step, Lindsay.


HAMMER: I`m pulling for her. I really am hoping that Lindsay Lohan can get her act together. She is a very talented, but so troubled young woman. So, we`re going to get some very specific advice for Lindsay, on what she has to do to stay sober and get her career back on track.

And I love this lady, the hilarious Mo`nique. Opening up like never before about her weight and also something you will not want to miss, she`s talking about her marriage. And something that is sure to raise plenty of eyebrows. That`s still to come.



BRAGMAN: Those people that are supporting the bad things and encouraging her bad habits need to be cut out of her life. And I know that sounds harsh, but that`s just what`s got to happen.


HAMMER: That was Fifteen Minutes Public Relations founder Howard Bragman talking about what Lindsay Lohan needs to do to save herself and her career.

Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, TV`s most provocative entertainment news show. I am A.J. Hammer in New York.

So, now that Lindsay is out of rehab and trying to reclaim her career and maintain her sobriety with a 12-step program, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has come up with another plan. It`s a six-step program to help make Lindsay Lohan make a successful rebound.


HAMMER (voice over): She recently turned 21. Lindsay Lohan has been starring in movies since 1998, bursting onto the scene in the Disney movie, "The Parent Trap", playing not one, but two roles. And quickly became the adorable freckly faced girl-next-door.

LINSAY LOHAN, ACTRESS: Haley, we`re like twins!

HAMMER: Now fast forward to 2007. She`s had two stays in rehab. The most recent, a 45-day stay in Promises, after a wild Memorial Day weekend that ended in an allegedly booze-filled car crash.

(on camera): If there was ever a picture that told the story, you`re looking at it. Lindsay Lohan passed out in a car after a wild weekend that began with a car accident, DUI arrest, and allegations of a cocaine connection.

(Voice over): Now, after more than six weeks of sobering up, Lindsay wants Hollywood to know she`s serious about keeping it straight. And she`s relying on some help from a device around her ankle.

MIKE FLEEMAN, WEST EDITOR, PEOPLE.COM: Lindsay Lohan has a new fashion accessory, it`s an alcohol monitoring bracelet.

HAMMER: But Lindsay needs a lot more than alcohol monitoring to save herself and her career. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has the six steps this young star needs to take seriously if she is truly serious about staying sober and saving her career.

The first step, battling her demons.

BRAGMAN: The first one is, continue to get her demons under control. And I think the LEAA meetings, I believe the alcohol monitoring bracelet, these are good steps in the right direction, but she really needs to control her bad habits.

HAMMER: Bad habits that almost cost Lohan her career and caused her legal troubles that are not yet behind her. Remember that Memorial Day crash? Lohan was photographed passed out in the back seat of a car and authorities say she was legally drunk. And they also alleged some cocaine was found in her car, and reportedly in her blood stream.

No charges yet, but that could change. And barely 24 hours after leaving Promises, Lindsay was partying at Pure. Ankle monitoring bracelet tightly secured to fend off questions from the media about her sobriety. But does Lindsay need to do more? What`s her second step here? Lose the party people in her life?

KEN SEELEY, INTERVENTIONIST, A&E`S "INTERVENTION": I think the most important thing she needs to do is start focusing on her recovery and stop worrying about being around the party type of people.

HAMMER: But for Lindsay the partying type of people includes her own mother, Dina Lohan.


HAMMER: The elder Lohan talked openly about partying alongside her daughter in the April issue of "Harper`s Bazaar" magazine. Dina described their relationship as being more sisterly than motherly, saying, quote, "If you can button it and clip it when you are in your 40s, you`re going out."

But should step three be cutting the cord with mom, or trying to change the dynamic of the relationship?

SEELEY: She would need to support her in her recovery, and not into the way that she`s continuing to spiral down and dying.

HAMMER: What about Lindsay`s estranged relationship with her father, Michael? He served time in prison for securities fraud at the height of her career. And just recently was released from prison for driving without a license, and attempted assault, even though Lindsay is 21, should she try to reconcile with dad? Or make a clean break?

Step four?

BRAGMAN: Of course you can cut your family off when you are 21 years old but her issues then linger from your family that are not going to go away. Emotional happiness and stability are what supports her sobriety.

HAMMER: What about the support Lindsey needs when it comes to her professional life? Well, it all depends. The pros tell SHOWBIZ TONIGHT step five is cleaning house, professionally speaking. That means firing the managers and publicists she works with. PR guru Howard Bragman who knows Lindsay`s PR team says it all depends on what direction they are pointing the young star in.

BRAGMAN: I believe she has a very good team, but she really has to look and say are these people encouraging me in the right direction, or are they enabling me? And I think most of them are encouraging her in the right direction.

HAMMER: And according to lead interventionist Ken Seeley from A&E`s "Intervention" the right support is what she needs.

SEELEY: Stick close to the people that are supporting you in your recovery and you will have a happy, successful life.

BRAGMAN: People who are enablers, need to go. And she can`t afford to have those people in her life. She needs people who are supportive of the 12-step, Lindsay. And she needs people to want her to succeed sober, and professional.

HAMMER: And the new 12-step Lindsay needs to take one more step, step six, to get her career back on track.

BRAGMAN: She needs to show up on time. She needs to show up ready to work. She needs to be low key, respectful, put in a good performance because frankly at this point we know Lindsay is a very talented actor. There`s never been a question about that.

HAMMER: And hopefully Lindsay`s future actions will leave no questions about her commitment to sobriety or her work. She can return to a great career track and eventually become the stuff of Hollywood legends.


HAMMER: One more thing that I think definitely could do to really save Lindsay`s self and career -- she could become a spokeswoman for an addiction program, or even open up a clinic, much in the same way the legendary Betty Ford did it all the way back in 1982. Those would be good moves.

Well, tonight in your SHOWBIZ TONIGHT "First Look", Steve Carell`s new comedy, called "Dan In Real Life." Carell is starring as a widower with three daughters whose world is turned upside down when he finds himself falling in love with his brother`s girlfriend. Here`s your first look.


ANNOUNCER: Real advice about real life, they turn to Dan Burns because relating to others is what he does best.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Very good column, sir. It really helped me understand my parents.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What else can do for you?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I`d like to see your daughter, sir.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Actually, I`m here for Kara.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Nice to meet you. Come back in two years.


ANNOUNCER: He`s a single dad raising three daughters.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There goes Jane`s college education. There goes Karen`s.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, you`re good. Oh, nope, wait. There it goes.

ANNOUNCER: He`s got parents who have never let go.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You do so much for your girls. What are you doing for yourself?

ANNOUNCER: And brothers and sisters who never let up.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hey look, everybody. It`s Dan`s book.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Best book I have ever read.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It may be the only book you`ve ever read.

ANNOUNCER: He knows that all relationships are complicated.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I`m looking for a book.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is actually quite the page turner.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I met somebody. And she`s really something.

ANNOUNCER: Especially the ones you don`t see coming.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Dan, this is my girlfriend, Annie. And, Annie, this is my brother, Dan.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Nobody -- I mean, nothing.

ANNOUNCER: In life --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Welcome to Rhode Island.


ANNOUNCER: You make plans for your kids.


ANNOUNCER: You make plans for yourself.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If I find myself thinking about you, I am going to focus all of my thoughts on your flaws.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, sorry, are you taking a shower?


ANNOUNCER: But the only thing you can truly plan on is to be surprised.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I went a little nutty, got a little stupid.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Honey, you`ve made some mistakes.


ANNOUNCER: Steve Carell.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Just go. Go now. Stop. Break! Break! Break!

Sorry, student driver!

ANNOUNCER: "Dan In Real Life".

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You again. How are you today? This is going to cost you.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Put it on my tab.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Put it on my tab.


HAMMER: "Dan In Real Life" is set to hit theaters in October.

Well, I love Mo`nique and she is opening up like never before about her weight. Very funny woman. So cool. And wait until you hear what she is revealing about her marriage. This may surprise you. It`s a pretty controversial arrangement that she and her husband have. We will be getting into that next. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT for Thursday night coming right back.


HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, TV`s most provocative entertainment news show. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.

Mo`nique is opening up like never before about her weight, and something very surprising about her marriage. The 39-year-old actress and comedian, one of my personal favorites, says she`s a size 20 and loving it.

Mo`nique tells "People" magazine that she sees herself as fabulous and thick, full and tasty, fluffy and tender. Mo`nique says she is trying to prove that big girls have more fun. And she has two TV shows, a standup tour, two bestselling books, movie deals, and an upcoming workout DVD to prove all that.

In addition to all of that, Mo`nique has three kids, including 20- month-old twins! And last year, she married her former high school classmate, Sidney Hicks. She says they have an open marriage. Mo`nique has two divorces behind her, and she says that she and Hicks have no secrets, no sneakiness, no deception.

She says, quote, "The main question people have is, `Can y`all sleep with other people?` Do we set out to do that? Of course not, I love my husband. But if that was to happen, would it be a deal breaker? Of course not."

For more with Mo`nique, you can grab your copy of "People" magazine. You`ll find it on newsstands Friday.

Yesterday, we told you about the $100 million lawsuit filed against "Dateline`s" "To Catch A Predator," after an alleged suspect targeted by the show killed himself. And we asked you to sound off on it, on our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT question of the day.

Here`s what we were asking. Sex predator stings: should TV news shows stay out of them? You don`t think so, 27 percent of you say yes, but 73 percent of you say no.

Among the e-mails we got we heard from Lisa in Ohio. Lisa writes: "Dateline and Chris Hanson should get a medal and not a lawsuit."

We also heard from Cindy in Ohio. Cindy says, "I say do whatever it takes to get the scumbags off the streets and away from our children."

Cindy, I couldn`t agree with you more.

Let`s take a look now at what`s coming up on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Tomorrow, it`s a very special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. "Stars: They`re Not Like Us", talking about stars doing the most outrageous things, and it`s all caught on tape. From Britney`s breakdown, to Tom`s tirade, to Paula`s punchiness. The most embarrassing, most painful to watch celebrity interviews ever!

Also, from Nicole Richie`s cramps to Ashlee Simpson`s acid reflux. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is proud to present the worst celebrity excuses ever. All this and so much, much more on a SHOWBIZ special edition, tomorrow night, "Stars: They`re Not Like Us".

That is it for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Thanks a lot for watching. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.

"Glenn Beck" is next. Right after the latest headlines from CNN "Headline news".