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Inside Celebrity Gossip; Rehab Success Stories; Why Men Cheat; Tyra vs. Oprah!; Interview With Sarah Jessica Parker; Startling Star Couples; Cynthia Nixon Opens Up About Battling Breast Cancer

Aired July 3, 2008 - 23:00:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, CO-HOST: Sarah Jessica Parker tells me the secret to the success of her marriage.
And we`re investigating, why do men cheat on some of the most beautiful, talented and successful women in Hollywood?

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

A special edition of TV`s most provocative entertainment news show, "Showbiz Investigates Inside Hollywood" starts right now.


HAMMER (voice over): Tonight, on a special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Showbiz Investigates Inside Hollywood," including inside the secret world of stars` secrets. How in the world do celebrity bloggers like Perez Hilton discover the stars` most startling secrets, the stuff stars wish would never get out?

PEREZ HILTON, CELEBRITY BLOGGER: I have the opportunity to shine light on celebrities behaving badly.

HAMMER: Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is blowing the lid off the secret world of star secrets.

Tonight, inside Hollywood rehab.

STEVIE NICKS, SINGER: Both times that I went into rehab I knew. Nobody had to tell me.

HAMMER: The amazing rehab success story of Stevie Nicks. And yes, there are others in Hollywood, too. So what`s their secret to rehab success?

Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT investigates the stars who almost lost it all because of addiction, then turned it all around.

Plus, inside Hollywood`s biggest showdown: Tyra versus Oprah. Can Tyra knock Queen Oprah off her throne?

This special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Inside Hollywood," starts right now.


HAMMER: Hello. I`m A.J. Hammer, broadcasting tonight and every night from New York City. This is a special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Showbiz Investigates Inside Hollywood."

And tonight we are taking you behind the curtain and revealing the dark corners of Hollywood. We are talking directly to the stars about their inside secrets for dealing with the pressures of fame and the joys of their success.

But first, SHOWBIZ investigates star secrets inside the wild world of celebrity gossip. Hollywood has really been turned upside down ever since bloggers started tracking celebrities. It`s a spotlight that is burning so brightly, stars have virtually no privacy at all.

But how do these gossip sites get their information? And do they go too far?

Right here, right now, I am blowing the lid off the secrets of celebrity gossip.


BROOKE ANDERSON, CO-HOST (voice over): Perez Hilton, defamer and gawker. They are the star blog sites that have turned entertainment gossip into an extreme sport where the stakes are high and the rules are hard to define.

HILTON: It just shows that you people have an insatiable almost appetite for celebrity news.

ANDERSON: And Perez Hilton feeds that appetite around the clock with his "take no prisoners" approach to star gossip. A photo-filled feast marked with biting comments that leaves no one unscathed.

Perez tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT people know exactly what they`re getting when they go to his site: a raw and often nasty take on what`s happening in Hollywood.

HILTON: I don`t look down upon my readers. My readers are smart, you know.

People throw the word "power." I don`t have any power. I have an opportunity. I have an opportunity to shine the light on celebrities behaving badly, and I have an opportunity to shine the light on those who get it right.

ANDERSON: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you sites like his live on star scandals, and these days there`s no shortage of them.

DAVID CAPLAN, STAFF EDITOR, "PEOPLE" MAGAZINE: What`s great about a lot of the celebrity blogs is that a lot of the stories and information you see in them would never land up in a celebrity news magazine, in a TV show, just because the information is too scandalous and it would just ruin a relationship for an established media outlet. Whereas a blogger can usually get away posting anything they want on a Web site.

ANDERSON: Yes, anything. Stars in often unflattering positions and content that sometimes leads to lawsuits.

HILTON: You know, I`ve had people sue me. You know, I`ve had a lot of things happen. But it`s OK. I dish it. I can take it. It would be very hypocritical of me not to be able to.

MATT DAMON, ACTOR: It`s like a giant world of, like, an unending op-ed page.

ANDERSON: "Bourne Ultimatum" star Matt Damon tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT he`s not a big gossip guy himself. He likes political and sports blogs. But hey, read what you like.

DAMON: That`s the great thing about the Internet. You know, you go where your taste steers you.

ANDERSON: Damon`s "Bourne" co-star Julia Stiles says she avoids star blogs altogether.

JULIA STILES, ACTRESS: I can`t even go there. I have a favorite blogger who is not a gossip blogger. If they insult you, you can only be hurt. And if they`re complimentary, you have to believe the insults, too. You know?

HILTON: I had Nicole Richie come up to me in the coffee shop that I work at sometimes and come straight to my face and say, "Hey, call my anorexic to my face." You know, I had Tara Reed threaten to throw me in a pool at a party once. I had Jessie Metcalfe say that he fantasized about killing me -- twice. He repeated it, as if I didn`t hear him the first time.

ANDERSON: So SHOWBIZ TONIGHT wants to know, where does Perez get this stuff?

HILTON: You know, thankfully, I have a lot of people in my address book. I know a lot of people. I have a lot of friends.

They`re everyone from people who work at studios, people that are publicists, agents, managers, assistants, celebrities themselves, neighbors, dog walkers, people at clubs, bartenders, waiters, relatives, random readers that happen to take a picture that were at a club that saw something.

ANDERSON: Bloggers like Perez have changed the rules of the news game, making the need for immediate information more urgent than ever and even forcing legitimate news operations to change the way they do business.

CAPLAN: To compete with these blogs, a lot of these magazines now are adding video components to their Web sites, a lot more Web cam aspects, because they really have to compete with the technological advantage that a lot of these blogs are doing. And some of them are doing a lot more than just merely posting a story.

HILTON: The day that Lindsay Lohan was arrested, I must have posted almost 60 times on my Web site. You know, in the wake of that, got the highest traffic we`ve ever had. I had 8.8 million page views in one day. That`s kind of crazy.

ANDERSON: Definitely crazy, and as Perez will tell you, there is no downside. Well, maybe one.

HILTON: The only downside that I can see to celebrity blogs is maybe people are being a little less productive at work. But I love it! And I thank you.


HAMMER: That was SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`S Brooke Anderson.

You know, blogs are often the very first place that people go to find out who in Hollywood is heading to rehab and who is relapsing. Many stars lose their battles with drugs and alcohol, but there are plenty of celebrities out there who actually have entered treatment and gotten their addictions under control.

So what`s their secret to beating substance abuse? It`s a SHOWBIZ investigation, "Rehab Done Right."


NICKS: Both times that I went into rehab I knew. Nobody had to tell me. I said, book me into Betty Ford.

HAMMER (voice over): Stevie Nicks, front woman of the `70s super group Fleetwood Mac, getting candid with SHOWBIZ TONIGHT about her nearly deadly battle with cocaine and the powerful tranquilizer Klonopin, and how rehab literally saved her life.

NICKS: I didn`t want to change, I didn`t want to stop doing what I was doing. People tried to talk to me, and I didn`t really listen to anybody.

HAMMER: By the late 1980s, Nicks says her addiction to cocaine was so strong, that the drug had burned a hole in her nose. In 1986, she went straight to the Betty Ford Clinic.

NICKS: I unfortunately think that you have to make your own mistakes.

HAMMER: Fresh out of treatment, a psychiatrist put nicks on Klonopin, the same drug Anna Nicole Smith was given to treat panic attacks. Stevie says she took Klonopin for eight years and was even under the influence at Bill Clinton`s 1993 ininaugural bash. It was that high-profile moment that drove Nicks to a second stint in treatment.

NICKS: Nobody makes you go to rehab. Believe me. You make yourself go to rehab. Nobody makes you aware that you have a problem. You`re the person that gets up out of bed one morning and says things are going to change.

HAMMER: Stevie is not the only star to know and beat crippling addictions.


HAMMER: Robert Downey, Jr. spent most of the 1990s in and out of southern California courtrooms, jails and rehab centers, hooked on cocaine, alcohol and methamphetamines. Downey couldn`t come to grips with his addiction.

DOWNEY: You know, there`s a reason it`s listed in American medical -- you know, in books of disease.

HAMMER: The headlines-making bouts with rehab eventually worked for Downey, who is now clean and sober and starring in movies like "Zodiac," where he ironically plays a cocaine-addicted reporters, and in the summer blockbuster "Iron Man."

DOWNEY: Yeah, I can fly.

HAMMER: On "LARRY KING LIVE," Downey talked about the second chance he`s been given at sobriety.

DOWNEY: Part of that is largely a moral issue, but I think once you have an opportunity to get the help you need to get out of it, you just have to remember that sometimes that train doesn`t come back around for seven years. You know, it`s very specific how many chances you get.

HAMMER: Danny Bonaduce knows all about second chances. Bonaduce went from squeaky-clean conniver on "The Partridge Family"...


HAMMER: ... to a conniving homeless addict when the show went off the air.

BONADUCE: You know, I was on "The Partridge Family," and then I lived between the dumpsters at Grauman`s Chinese.

HAMMER: Danny did countless stints at rehab centers and detox facilities before finally going on the straight and narrow. He still struggles with his addictions, which he opened up about on the VH1 reality show "Breaking Bonaduce."

BONADUCE: My kids (ph) are involved (ph). And I pray that I can be for given.

HAMMER: He told SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`S Brooke Anderson that as many as 90 percent of rehab patients fall of the wagon, so for him every day is a statistical victory. And sobriety is something he takes one day at a time.

BONADUCE: You and I could wrap up this show and go have a cocktail like civilized people, and I`d go home and life would be fine. The next day I`d (INAUDIBLE), and within three months to a year I`d be in jail somewhere. That`s just the way it goes. So, no, in the long run, I can`t have just one drink.

HAMMER: "Diff`rent Strokes" actor Todd Bridges hit rock bottom after his TV show ended in 1986. In 1989, Bridges was charged with shooting a drug dealer in a crack house after a four-day cocaine binge. He was jailed and later went to rehab.

TODD BRIDGES, ACTOR: My father was very dysfunctional. He was an alcoholic and abusive.

HAMMER: Bridges tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`S Brooke Anderson the sexual and physical abuse he suffered as a child made him turn to drugs. Religion, he says, turned his life around.

BRIDGES: Yes, I may have had problems growing up like any other kid did, but I have completely turned my life around.


HAMMER: And you`ve got to believe that if these Hollywood folks can turn their lives around, there`s only hope that other stars can stay on the straight and narrow as well.

Well, coming up, as this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT continues, why do men cheat on the most beautiful women in Hollywood?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They say Eric Benet was addicted to sex. You have one of the best looking women in the world. Have sex with her. How are you going to cheat on Halle Berry?


HAMMER: Amen to that. But you know, it isn`t just Halle Berry who has had to deal with cheating. I wanted to know, why do men cheat on some of the most beautiful, the most talented, successful women on the planet?

Coming up, SHOWBIZ investigates Hollywood cheaters.

Plus, in this corner, Tyra Banks. In that corner, Oprah Winfrey. Is there a big smackdown brewing in the battle of talk show royalty? I want to know, can Tyra knock Queen Oprah off her throne?

We`re asking, is Tyra the new Oprah? That is coming up.

And Sarah Jessica Parker has what I think looks like one of the strongest marriages around. She and Matthew Broderick are both super famous, but they seem so grounded in their family life. What is the secret to their success? I asked SJP herself?

Her surprising answer is just ahead as this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Showbiz Investigates Inside Hollywood," continues.


HAMMER: Welcome back to this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Showbiz Investigates Inside Hollywood."

Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is going deep inside the cheating game.

And I`ve got to say, it makes no sense to me. Why do men in Hollywood cheat on the most beautiful women in the world? It`s absolutely ridiculous.

Here`s SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`S Brooke Anderson.


HALLE BERRY, ACTRESS, "BOOMERANG": You know, I`m sick and tired of men using love like it`s some kind of disease you just catch. Love should have brought your ass home last night.

ANDERSON (voice over): When it comes to cheating, it`s not just in movies like "Boomerang." It`s an ongoing mystery in Hollywood, men who cheat on their near-perfect women.

Halle Berry, Sienna Miller, Elizabeth Hurley, even legendary cover girl Christie Brinkley, all stunningly gorgeous, all incredibly successful, but they have one unenviable thing in common. They`ve all been cheated on.

So SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has to ask, why do men cheat on the top-notch ladies of Hollywood?

JUDY KURIANSKY, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: There are several reasons why a guy would cheat on those gorgeous, famous and rich Hollywood stars. It could be due to his low ego, it could be due to a midlife crisis. It could be he`s got a sex addiction. Or it could be that he splits women and has what we call a Madonna prostitute syndrome. Not Madonna the rock star, but Madonna the Virgin Mary.

Stars cheat on their beautiful Hollywood women? Well, it`s simple. It`s because they can.

JAY LENO, "THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO": What the hell were you thinking?

ANDERSON: It`s a moment we`ll never forget. A humiliated Hugh Grant on "The Tonight Show" getting grilled after cheating on girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley.

HUGH GRANT, ACTOR: I think you know in life pretty much what is a good thing to do and what`s a bad thing. And I did a bad thing. There you have it.

ANDERSON: Yes, a really bad thing. In 1995, Hugh and Elizabeth were the toast of the town until he was caught doing a little hanky-panky with prostitute Divine Brown.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hugh Grant, we need to talk. Seriously. You have one of the best-looking women in the world, you did have, Elizabeth Hurley. But then you go and cheat with a prostitute?

And not only is the prostitute not attractive, she looks like a crack head. Seriously.

KURIANSKY: When a guy has sex with a prostitute and he`s got a hot woman at home, usually he`s got what`s called the Madonna prostitute syndrome. He has to have wild, erotic sex with a prostitute, and he keeps the gorgeous woman at home as pure and separate from his erotic fantasy.

So it`s likely that Hugh Grant has some sexual fantasies and acts that he didn`t want to ask Elizabeth Hurley to act with him. As if the woman who he is really with would say, "What? I wouldn`t do that."

ANDERSON: Well, from one very bad decision to a broken fairy-tale, Halle Berry was already a Golden Globe winner in 2001 when she married R&B singer Eric Benet. It was all but a dream realized until Eric cheated on Halle and couldn`t stop.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They say Eric Benet was addicted to sex. You have one of the best-looking women in the world. Have sex with her. How are you going to cheat on Halle Berry?

KURIANSKY: Halle Berry could stand on her head, she could be the sexiest woman alive, which she is. It doesn`t matter. If a guy like Eric Benet has what we call a sex addiction, he just can`t keep his pants on.

ANDERSON: If sex addiction was Eric Benet`s excuse for cheating on Halle, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is asking, what was Jude Law`s excuse for cheating on Sienna Miller?

SIENNA MILLER, ACTOR, "ALFIE": What`s your name?


ANDERSON: Jude met the beautiful and talented Sienna Miller on the set of the movie "Alfie," a movie where Jude played, of all things, a womanizer.

MILLER: Don`t worry. I`m already gone.

ANDERSON: Sienna was definitely gone after Jude admitted to cheating on her with his children`s 26-year-old nanny.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Let`s think about this, Jude Law. Your girl, Sienna Miller, was in every magazine looking sexy, looking beautiful. Has a great career, has a lot of money. And you throw it all away for a nanny?

KURIANKSY: Some guys are really threatened by a woman who is equal to them. They want to go for something that`s easy. What could be easier than a nanny who adores you?

ANDERSON: What was easy for Jude Law was also easy for Christie Brinkley`s husband Peter Cook. In 2006, Mr. Brinkley admitted to cheating on legendary cover girl Christie with a then 17-year-old girl.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I`m just thinking about Peter Cook`s pickup line to the little girl. It`s like, hey, little girl, want some candy? I mean, oh!

KURIANKSY: He`s the Mr. Christie Brinkley. It insults his ego. His narcissism is truly hurt, and as a result he looks elsewhere.

ANDERSON: Eric, Jude, Hugh and Peter have publicly said they`re sorry, but SHOWBIZ TONIGHT wants to know if these ladies of Hollywood can`t keep their men at home, do the rest of us even stand a chance?

KURIANKSY: They can`t be more beautiful or richer or more famous in order to tame that man and make him only want her. It is not her problem.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: To the ladies of Hollywood, if you don`t want your can`t keep their men at home, do the rest of us even stand a chance?

They can`t be more beautiful or richer or more famous in order to tame that man and make him only want her. It is not her problem.

To the ladies the Hollywood, if you don`t want your hot Hollywood men cheating on you, it`s very simple -- don`t let them go outside.

ANDERSON: Well, in Hollywood that seems easier said than done.


HAMMER: Indeed. That was SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`S Brooke Anderson.

A lot of changes in Halle Berry`s life since divorcing Eric Benet. She`s been model with Gabriel Aubrey since 2005, and they had a beautiful baby girl back in March of 2008.

Well, still to come on this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Showbiz Investigates Inside Hollywood," is Tyra Banks poised to take the talk show crown from Oprah Winfrey? Could they be a back smackdown brewing in the battle of daytime royalty?

I want to know, can Tyra knock Queen Oprah off her throne? We are asking, is Tyra the new Oprah?

That is coming up.

Also this...


SANDRA BULLOCK, ACTRESS: What`s good for one is definitely not the same recipe for someone else.


HAMMER: Sandra Bullock shocked the world when she married Jesse James. I thought they were kind of an unlikely couple, but you know what? They`re still going strong.

So this got me thinking -- do opposites really attract in Hollywood? Coming up, we`re investigating startling star couples.

And here`s one couple that seems like they were just made for each other, right? Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. They`re both incredibly famous, but they seem so grounded in their family life.

What is the secret to their success? Well, I asked SJP herself. Her surprising answer is ahead on this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Showbiz Investigates Inside Hollywood."

We`re coming right back.


HAMMER: Welcome back to this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Tonight, we`re going straight to Sarah Jessica Parker for the inside story of how she makes her marriage work.

Well, she`s been married to Matthew Broderick more than 10 years now. They have a 5-year-old son together and they live here in New York City. And what`s really interesting, SJP told me that one of the keys to making the marriage work is the city.


SARAH JESSICA PARKER, ACTRESS: This is a city that is about industry and finance and publishing and architecture and the arts and education and academia, and the movie industry fits into it in some small way. But there are a lot of people of import and interest, and I think that is a conscious choice to live in a place where, you know, we`re bumping up against humanity, we run to the market on our own, we take the subway and integrate and -- into our city and we become a fabric, a part of the fabric.

And I think it`s really been to our benefit, and certainly to our son`s. Does it mean that we are not scrutinized and that we don`t have paparazzi every single day at our house? No. But it`s a city where you can`t live behind a gate and you can`t drive up in a car and be protected.

You`ve got to -- you walk out the door and it is what it is. So you reconcile those things and you make the best choices you can.


HAMMER: I like her a lot. It definitely sounds like SJP and Matthew have been making the right choices.

All right. Is there a nasty smackdown brewing in the battle of talk show royalty?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The comparisons between Tyra and Oprah are inevitable. They both believe in philanthropy. They`re huge philanthropists. And also very, you know, involved in issues with young women. And then they also both have very public battles with their weight.


HAMMER: Here`s the big question: Can Tyra knock Queen Oprah off her throne?

We`re investigating that coming up.

Plus, Barbara Walters unplugged. Barbara really opened up to me about being a trailblazer for women in journalism and about the time she really thought her career was over. She told me there was one thing she did that probably saved her career.

That`s still to come.

And startling star couples. Do opposites really attract in Hollywood, or is being so different a recipe for disaster?

That`s coming up as SHOWBIZ investigates startling star couples.

We are coming straight back.



TIM STACK, "ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY": The comparisons between Tyra and Oprah are inevitable. They both believe in philanthropy. They`re huge philanthropists. And also very, you know, involved in issues with young women. And then they also both have very public battles with their weight.


HAMMER: On this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, the Tyra/Oprah smackdown. Tonight, is there a battle brewing between Tyra Banks and Oprah Winfrey? Can Tyra knock the reigning daytime queen of her throne?

SHOWBIZ investigates.

And Cynthia Nixon unplugged. Sex and the City`s Miranda opens up like never before about her courageous cancer battle and her life with her lesbian partner. This special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Showbiz Investigates Inside Hollywood," starts now.

Welcome back to this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Showbiz Investigates Inside Hollywood."

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

And tonight, Tyra versus Oprah.

Now, taking on Oprah Winfrey, well, you have got to be out of your mind. But one brave soul, Tyra Banks, seems to be doing just that.

This supermodel is building a super media empire to rival Oprah`s. So I`ve got to ask, is an Oprah/Tyra smackdown just around the corner?


HAMMER (voice over): Watching former supermodel Tyra Banks whipping her audience into a frenzy on her hit daytime talk show "The Tyra Banks Show." The scene seems vaguely familiar. Remember this?

OK, so Oprah gives away cars and Tyra gives away vaseline. But you have to admit, the parallels between Oprah and Tyra are heir apparent.

TYRA BANKS, TALK SHOW HOST: Hi. I didn`t want to interrupt you.

HAMMER: It took about 10 years, but Tyra Banks has transformed herself from top model to top mogul. Whether it`s her hit reality show, her production company, or her Oprahesque daytime talk show, Tyra is definitely making her mark.

But SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has to ask, is Tyra the new Oprah?

STACK: The comparisons between Tyra and Oprah are inevitable. They both believe in philanthropy. They`re huge philanthropists. And also very, you know, involved in issues with young women. And then they also both have very public battles with their weight.

ALLISON SAMUELS, "NEWSWEEK": Oprah likes to have control over every aspect of her business. Tyra supposedly is the very same way.

HAMMER: Tyra Banks tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT she loves her some Oprah.

BANKS: I think she sees herself probably as a vessel to communicate beautiful things and to change. I think there`s no ego. It`s not about fulfilling herself. And I think that`s what makes her so special.

HAMMER: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you Tyra`s transition plan to go from model to mogul wasn`t easy, but it certainly helped that it started with Oprah herself.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Tyra got her start as a youth correspondent on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in the late `90s and like early 2000.

SAMUELS: I think that that was something that Oprah had in her mind, that maybe Tyra would be able to sort of do her own show.

HAMMER: Tyra has certainly come a long way since those days, but is she ready to oust Oprah from her media mogul throne? Well, according to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`S O-complishment Chart, Tyra has made impressive strides. Ah, yes. That would be O-complishment number one: Get your own talk show.

Oprah`s got "The Oprah Winfrey Show" going on its 22nd year, but "The Tyra Banks Show" has got something Oprah might want -- a fast-growing, much younger audience.

STACK: It`s not, you know, a blockbuster by any means, but it reaches a very, you know, targeted demo of women 18 to 34, which is what advertisers love, because those are the women that are out shopping.

HAMMER: Two different audiences, but Tyra and Oprah share one common quality that make them both successful at daytime talk.

BANKS: Well, it`s my responsibility to show myself unretouched, to come out on my talk show with my face washed, to show my cellulite, to show my (INAUDIBLE) on my bra.

HAMMER: When SHOWBIZ TONIGHT sat down with Tyra, it was clear she completed O-complishment number two -- be relatable.

SAMUELS: Oprah certainly has made that very clear in her struggles with her weight, and I think Tyra, who, as I said, told me that`s one reason why she wanted to get out of the modeling business, because she did not want to worry constantly about her weight.

HAMMER: But like Oprah, Tyra became the target of tabloid scrutiny when the former "Sports Illustrated" cover girl was caught by the paparazzi looking heavier than ever in a swimsuit.

STACK: And she went on her talk show and appeared in the same swimsuit and basically gave this whole long speech about how offensive it is that the media is so mean towards women that have fuller figures.

BANKS: I have one thing to say to you: Kiss my fat ass.

STACK: She was teary-eyed and very real. And I think that really kind of solidified her as Tyra the girlfriend, the one that want to, like, have coffee with.

HAMMER: A girlfriend whose blossoming empire wouldn`t be complete without O-complishment number three: Create your own production company. That way you own the show.

STACK: They both have their own production companies. Tyra has Bankable. Oprah has Harpo.

BANKS: You`re running towards becoming "America`s Next Top Model."

HAMMER: That`s Tyra`s longest running gig yet. "America`s Next Top Model` brings us to Tyra`s fourth big O-complishment: Use that production company to create a popular reality show.

And when it comes to reality, Tyra may have a fashionable edge over her mentor.

STACK: She, you know, created "Top Model," which is hugely successful, and, you know, it`s in like over 100 countries, and it`s all over the world. And, you know, franchise. And it`s the CW`s most popular show at the moment.

HAMMER: So in the end, Tyra charted really well on our O-complishment chart. But SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is asking, is Tyra Banks the new Oprah?

SAMUELS: I hate to compare her to Oprah exactly, because I think Oprah`s world and Oprah`s sort of -- you know, the way that she became famous is so vastly different from Tyra`s, that I can`t say that I think she`s exactly like Oprah, but I do think that she has the opportunity.

STACK: I mean, Oprah, you know, is a phenomenon, an icon. You know. And I don`t know if we`ll ever see someone that can kind of reach everyone that same way that Oprah did.

HAMMER: The moment of truth is almost here, Tyra, so no need to be jealous of Oprah, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Tyra, are you jealous of Oprah Winfrey?

BANKS: My answer is, no, I`m not jealous of Oprah Winfrey.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: That answer is false.


HAMMER: All right. One category where Tyra no longer has to be jealous of Oprah, Daytime Emmy Awards. Tyra recently won her very first Emmy for her talk show, and now all she has to do is win about 15 more to catch up with Oprah.

Well, I think it`s safe to say that Barbara Walters really paved the way for Tyra and Oprah. Barbara might even hold the world`s record for the number of celebrities that she`s made cry.

Now, she credits those celebrity interviews with saving her career after a disastrous debut of the first female co-anchor of a national newscast with Harry Reasoner back in 1976. Barbara told me how she turned what could have been a career free-fall into a career windfall.


BARBARA WALTERS, JOURNALIST: Well, when I left NBC -- and they were not very nice about it -- and I came to ABC to be the first female co-anchor of a network news program, I had a partner, Harry Reasoner, who did not want me, and I was terrible a failure. I thought my career was over.

I mean, I say this to people today. Any of you who have failed, I mean, you have to work your way back.

I did. It turned out to be the best thing that happened to me.

HAMMER: And here we are now some...

WALTERS: And here we are now.

I mean, one of the things that saved me was doing specials, which everybody said, who`s going to watch specials? Or no movie star is going to do an interview with you. And I`ve been doing them now for over 30 years.

It`s the specials that saved my career, but there was a point where I thought I was supporting my mother, my father, my sister and my child. And I was a flop, and I thought they were going to fire me. And after that I did probably the most important interviews that I`ve ever done in my career.


HAMMER: Well, you can read all about those important interviews, the behind-the-scenes battles at "The View," and so much more in Barbara`s memoir called "Audition."

You know, Barbara Walters has interviewed so many star couples as well, even ones that are total opposites, like Sandra Bullock and her husband.


BULLOCK: What`s good for one is definitely not the same recipe for someone else.


HAMMER: Yes, Sandra married a total biker dude, but it`s working for them. Tonight, I`ve got to ask, do opposites really attract?

Startling star couples coming up.

And "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon is in a great relationship of her own. I`m getting her to open up about that like never before. And you have got to hear about her stunning battle with breast cancer.

That is coming up.

And I`ve got to tell you, I really think "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" star Melissa Joan Hart is a great role model for young Hollywood. You know, she actually earned her star status, which as you know, so many stars haven`t. They`re famous for nothing.

Coming up, you don`t want to miss Melissa really going off on these famous for nothing stars.

"Showbiz Investigates Inside Hollywood" back after this.


HAMMER: Welcome back to this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Showbiz Investigates Inside Hollywood."

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

And tonight, startling star couples, star pairs like Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Sandra Bullock and Jesse James, they are such opposites, they kind of make you shake your head and say, huh? What could they possibly have in common? How did they meet? And what does it take to make these unique relationships work?

Well, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`S Brooke Anderson investigates the secrets behind these startling star couples.


ANDERSON (voice over): Paula Abdul`s "Opposites Attract" said it best.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: If I can quote the great wordsmith Paula Abdul, you take two steps forward, one step back. Remember.

ANDERSON: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is testing this adverse theory on some of the Hollywood`s hottest couples.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Whatever seems completely opposite to us, you know, it works for them.

ANDERSON: In July of 2005, "Miss Congeniality," Sandra Bullock, shocked the world by tying the knot with tattooed motorcycle maven Jesse James.

BULLOCK: What`s good for one is definitely not the same recipe for someone else.

COOPER LAWRENCE, RELATIONSHIP EXPERT: A lot of people don`t know this, but Jesse James just got a new tattoo. It`s the logo for the "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." He loved that movie.


ANDERSON: Of course he does. She`s in it.

They also made an unlikely pair because while the never married Sandra was linked to several Hollywood heartthrobs, Jesse had been married twice before and had three little kids.

LAWRENCE: You`re talking about couples like Sandra Bullock and Jesse James. They`re two people that -- they have that free spirit to them. There`s something about -- they`re outlook on life, their world view is the same.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, ACTOR, "TERMINATOR 2": I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle.

ANDERSON: In the `80s, "Terminator" actor Arnold Schwarzenegger married into the all-American Kennedy family when he said "I do" to Maria Shriver. Some question what an Austrian bodybuilder and a serious journalist would have in common.

TERESA STRASSER, TV GUIDE CHANNEL: I think Arnold and Maria really learn a lot from each other, like Arnold taught Maria how to use free weights and Maria taught Arnold how to use vowels.

LAWRENCE: And you could say that as well about Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger. As bizarre as it seemed when they got together, you know, we don`t know the intricacies of their relationship and their marriage. And it seems like that`s the bigger picture -- do they share the same morals, do they share the same world view? And when you have a successful marriage like they both seem to have, the answer has to be yes.

ANDERSON: While finances usually aren`t an issue for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`S opposite-attracting couples, age is.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Age differences in relationships have a lot to do with each individual person`s maturity.

ANDERSON: The cougar couple of Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher comes to mind.

STRASSER: Everyone`s always talking about how Demi and Ashton are 15 years apart. But here`s the thing -- when it comes to what`s truly, truly important, they have that in common. They`re both really, really good- looking.

ANDERSON: At first, audiences thought they were being Punk`d.

ASHTON KUTCHER, "PUNK`D ": OK. Let`s talk about what we`re going to do to her.

ANDERSON: Until the 40-something mother Moore actually married the 20- something Kutcher kid.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Demi`s kids love Ashton because he`s like the little brother they never had.

ANDERSON: Then there`s...


ANDERSON: Their meeting wasn`t a surprise. He was Celine`s manager from day one.

Celine`s heart will go on for Rene even though their relationship is -- let`s just say still a bit confusing to some.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He`s 9,000 years old. What gives?

LAWRENCE: When couples get together and they get together with all the best intentions, you know, they want to make it work.

ANDERSON: But being polar opposites can either make or break the relationship. Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson raised eyebrows from day one.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: When Nicolas Cage is the second weirdest guy that you`ve married, there`s trouble.

ANDERSON: Lisa and Michael cited irreconcilable differences when they split 21 months later.

Bad boy Bobby Brown and good girl Whitney Houston married in 1992.

Well, prerogatives must have charge changed.

STRASSER: Bobby and Whitney, worst duet in music since Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis did that awful movie.

ANDERSON: Whitney and Bobby`s divorce was finalized in April of 2007.

Then there`s the story of the all-American girl hooking up with the heavy metal head man.

STRASSER: Who would have thought that marrying a hard-drinking, partying rock star would have been a bad idea.

ANDERSON: Some call it a miracle. But "One Day at a Time" star Valerie Bertinelli and Eddie Van Halen`s marriage lasted two decades.

STRASSER: Eddie and Valerie, they`re like, you know, things that just seemed good in the `80s and don`t go well together now, like stirrup pants and a blazer.

ANDERSON: Valerie and Eddie`s differences finally took its toll. The couple has called it quits.

LAWRENCE: And later on you find that the opposite aspect of your relationship is really what is going to tear you apart because of the way you handle things.

ANDERSON: Opposites attract. It`s a tricky theory to take, but SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is here to tell you, if you are going to take that one step forward, be prepared to take a step or two back to keep that opposite relationship on track.

PAULA ABDUL, SINGER (singing): We come together because opposites attract.


HAMMER: Well, I am happy to report that everything is right on track for "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon. She of course plays Miranda, the know-it-all lawyer on that series. But tonight she is revealing shocking secrets about her dramatic battle with breast cancer for the very first time.

Now, when I sat down with Cynthia, she really opened up to me like never before about that and her love life, and why she waited so long, two years, to tell the world about her cancer fight.


CYNTHIA NIXON, ACTRESS: I got my diagnosis about a year and a half ago, and you know, I had surgery and then I had radiation. And I certainly didn`t want to, you know, send out a press release right then. And I was trying to get through my treatment without having photographers at the hospital, and people didn`t know and that was good.

And I also wanted to get a little distance from it. I mean, you know, when you tell someone that you`ve had cancer, you know, they go into a panic. And the thing that they want to know from you is, like, are you OK?

And it`s like, well, if I just finished my radiation a month ago, I`m OK right now. But, it`s like being able to say, I had this cancer removed a year and a half ago and everything looks good, you know. It`s much better to be able to tell people that.

HAMMER: No question. And you`re doing well?

NIXON: I am doing well.

HAMMER: You look great. You look fantastic.

NIXON: Thank you. Thank you.

HAMMER: One of things we love doing on our show is highlighting relationships that work. Obviously being in showbiz there`s pressure.

NIXON: Right.

HAMMER: Then there`s the added media glare if it`s a same-sex relationship.

NIXON: Right.

HAMMER: For you guys, what really is the key to making it work, to having such a great relationship and surviving the pressures?

NIXON: I think we really prioritize the relationship and we really make time for it. And, you know, I have to say, I put a lot of credit for how good our relationship is on my girlfriend. And I just think she is so emotionally smart.

And she`s -- you know, right now, she is actually taking a sabbatical from her work because it`s like a crazy year. And she is a stay-at-home mom with our kids for this year. And, you know, I think that speaks volumes.


HAMMER: I`ve got to say, I am so glad to see that Cynthia is so happy and healthy.

And by the way, "Sex and the City," the movie, made more than $55 million during its opening weekend. That`s the most ever by an R-rated comedy.

Well, I bet if you ask "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" star Melissa Joan Hart to rate a lot of today`s stars, she would give them a big fat "F."



HAMMER: I mean, she just isn`t happy with the situation. She`s had it with the young stars who are famous for absolutely nothing. You have got to stick around to hear her rip into them in the revealing one-on-one interview you will see only on this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


HAMMER: Welcome back to this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT: "Showbiz Investigates Inside Hollywood."

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

Tonight, "Sabrina, the Teenaged Witch" star Melissa Joan Hart is all fired up, and she is opening up about young Hollywood stars who are famous for nothing. Melissa is sounding off on this like never before.

Now, Melissa, of course, got her big break on the Nickelodeon series "Clarissa Explains it All." That was before she went on to star in "Sabrina," so obviously she actually earned her fame.

Melissa is now a married mom with two boys. And you`ve got to hear what she told me about star parents who use their kids fame for their own fame, and how she thinks that a lot of today`s young stars have just not paid their dues.


MELISSA JOAN HART, ACTRESS: What I`m mad about right now in Hollywood is that there`s a big -- there`s not a difference between celebrity and star. And I really think that that`s what`s missing.

All of a sudden, we`ve got this new reality -- you know these stars that are just famous for being famous. And it`s like, where did this come from? You know?

I wish people would really -- and maybe you could start, being that you are on this amazing network and this great show. But maybe if we separate star and celebrity and star actually has talent behind it, then you`ve got something different, you know? You don`t just have everybody trying to watch a train wreck. You know?

HAMMER: But when the parents are using the kids -- and what quickly comes to mind, Dina Lohan, Denise Richards -- what do you think about that? What do you think about them in particular using their kids, really...

HART: I think, you know, you`ve got to take it in context. Look who it is. You know, that kind of thing.

Some people think it`s going to revive their career. I`m a little freaked out by the fact that it has sort of revived mine. I finished "Sabrina" probably four or almost five years ago now. And, you know, nobody cared after for a little while. And then all of a sudden I had babies and...


HAMMER: Well, you know the instant you meet her and sit down with her, Melissa definitely has her head on straight. She is setting a great example that obviously a lot of other young stars should pay close attention to.


Well, that is it for this special edition f SHOWBIZ TONIGHT: "Showbiz Investigates Inside Hollywood."

I thank you for watching.

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

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