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From Spinster to Star; Hulk Hogan`s Fall from Grace; Harry Potter Trailer

Aired April 17, 2009 - 23:00:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, HLN HOST: Now on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, amazing superstar; tonight the incredible story behind the woman who has wowed the world. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with dramatic new developments; why the judges of Britain`s got talent are now publicly apologizing to Susan Boyle.

Tonight, Hulk`s incredible fall. How did Hulk Hogan go from hero to tragic figure? His bitter divorce, his suicide confessions and shocking comments saying he totally understands O.J. Simpson. Tonight SHOWBIZ TONIGHT investigates Hulk`s fall from grace.

The 911 pregnancy shocker.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, my god. I`m looking at a baby.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You didn`t know she was pregnant?



HAMMER: Caught on tape, a man calls 911 for help delivering his wife`s baby and they both had no idea she was pregnant.

TV`s most provocative entertainment news show starts right now. Hello.

Hello. I`m A.J. Hammer broadcasting tonight and every night from New York City.

BROOKE ANDERSON, HLN CO-HOST: Hi there, everyone. I`m Brooke Anderson coming to you from Hollywood.

And tonight, the spinster who has turned into a superstar.

HAMMER: Brooke, the remarkable story of singing phenomenon, Susan Boyle absolutely exploded today. Boyle is the 47-year-old Plain Jane who shocked the world with her voice on a British TV reality show including a dumbfounded Simon Cowell. And get a load of this, she actually got a public apology today from some of the judges who at first snickered at her and then nearly fell off their chairs in disbelief when she began singing.

It really was morning in America for Boyle today. It seemed no matter where you changed the channel on your TV, there she was.

So SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can now declare that the incredible story of Susan Boyle is making big news right now.


SUSAN BOYLE, "BRITAIN`S GOT TALENT" CONTESTANT: I dreamed a dream of time gone by.

HAMMER: If her dream is worldwide fame then it`s coming true for 47-year- old Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle. A mind boggling 20 million people have now watched on YouTube the inspirational moment when Boyle was jeered and laughed at when she first walked on stage at "Britain`s Got Talent."


BOYLE: I`m trying to be a professional singer.

HAMMER: But left the audience cheering when she sang "I dreamed a dream." Now SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you Boyle has her doubters eating crow.

PIERS MORGAN, JUDGE, "BRITAIN`S GOT TALEN": Well, I would just like to apologize to Susan Boyle.

HAMMER: On the CBS early show Friday morning, two judges from "Britain`s Got Talent" apologized to her for dismissing her when she first walked on stage.

MORGAN: We were laughing at her when she started. By the end the last laugh was on her -- was on us.

HAMMER: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you, Boyle`s pipes and her jeers to cheers story has reduced the dapper hosts of TV morning shows into admiring schoolboys.

MATT LAUER, HOST, "THE TODAY SHOW": I have watched this video now two or three times. Ok, 12 or 14 times.

JOHN ROBERTS, ANCHOR, "GOOD MORNING AMERICA": I`m just in love with this wee lass.

HAMMER: And on TV show after TV show, she was asked to sing and she didn`t disappoint.

BOYLE: I dreamed a dream of time gone by when hope was high and life was living I dreamed that love would never die I pray that God would be forgiving.

HAMMER: And her voice is no fluke. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT brings you the big news that a newspaper in Scotland has unearthed a clip of Susan singing "Cry Me a River" in 1999 for a charity CD.

There is no doubt about this, this overnight sensation can sing.

PATRICIA RAMOS, SENIOR REPORTER, OK MAGAZINE: She has just blown everyone out of the water. Everyone is fascinated by her. You can`t blame them.

HAMMER: Now, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you we are learning more about Susan`s inspirational rise to worldwide fame.

She lives with her cat in the same house where she grew up in Scotland. She said she was bullied and teased as a child but music was an early escape.

BOYLE: I was singing since I was age 12. There was a time when there was a little bit of a gap. And then I went to acting school, singing there. And then was taught privately at singing and another gap because of circumstances at home.

HAMMER: Those circumstances included caring for her aging parents. Boyle put her singing career on hold for them. Now her parents are gone and Boyle decided to give her dream one last chance.

COWELL: Who would you like to be as successful as?

BOYLE: Elaine page.

HAMMER: That is what brought her to the stage that would make her an international phenomenon.

And Simon Cowell, the third judge on "Britain`s Got Talent" reportedly is trying to get her is record deal. She`s expected to win "Britain`s Got Talent." But she tells CNN`s AMERICAN MORNING" one thing you shouldn`t expect, a makeover.

BOYLE: I wouldn`t want to change myself too much. That would really make things a bit false. I want people to view the real me, the real person.

HAMMER: It seems people are responding to the real Susan as living proof that dreams can come true.


ANDERSON: So is it Susan`s amazing singing that has everybody fascinating with her rags to riches story or is there something else going on here?

Joining me tonight in New York is Lisa Bloom, who is an anchor for the legal network, "In Session" and in Hollywood, Carlos Diaz, who`s a correspondent for "Extra."

Lisa, Carlos, every person that hears Susan Boyle sing is left absolutely dumb struck. Carlos, is it just her voice that`s mesmerizing the world or does it have more to do with her personal story of overcoming hardship?

CARLOS DIAZ, CORRESPONDENT, "EXTRA": It`s the story. It is a straight from Hollywood script. She sings to herself with her hair brush. She is a Catholic who missed mass to go to the audition. Never been kissed before. I mean, this is a Hollywood movie; parts of this have been in every Hollywood movie we have seen. But this story is a Cinderella story and that`s why everybody loves this story so darn much.

ANDERSON: Absolutely. She does have a wonderful voice. It is a combination of both. We just heard two of the judges from "Britain`s Got Talent" apologizing to Susan for making such a snap judgment based on her looks when she first walked out on stage.

Lisa, can you see Susan Boyle becoming an inspiration for millions of women out there who face the same thing everyday?

LISA BLOOM, ANCHOR, "IN SESSION": Yes. Absolutely. And good for them for apologizing. She is a real wakeup call to all of us that looks has nothing to do with talent.

She is a story about inner beauty, about true beauty which comes from within. In our overly-botoxed and blow dried entertainment world she is a breath of fresh air. That`s why I adore.

Like Matt Lauer, I watched her dozens of times in that YouTube clip. She is really a message to everyone to look within and stop being so shallow and narrow minded.

ANDERSON: That will teach those judges to judge a book by its cover. I commend them as well for apologizing.

And we know that Susan is from a small town in Scotland. Spent years caring for her sick mother, has never been kissed, lives alone with her cat Pebbles.

So with that in mind, listen again to the words Boyle sang as she concluded her breath-taking rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables.


BOYLE: I had a dream my life would be so different from this hell I`m living. So different now from what it seems; now life has killed the dream I dreamed.


ANDERSON: "Life has killed the dream I dreamed." Carlos, when Susan sang those words they summed up her whole life but not anymore. Do you see her having a huge career ahead of her or do you think people will eventually lose interest?

DIAZ: No. No. No. She is going to have a huge career. There is a number of things she could do. Disney, she could sing in a Disney film if there is a musical there.

And as far as her having a makeover, I think it is still possible. I give you this Exhibit A. This is me 25 years ago, all right. That is a picture of me in seventh grade. See. It is not impossible for a makeover to happen over time.

ANDERSON: Check out those glasses. You were adorable, Carlos.

BLOOM: No makeover, please. Let us just have one real person in the world of entertainment, just one. Leave her the way she is.

ANDERSON: She is so unassuming. No gimmicks, no tricks. Lisa, your prediction, quickly, for her career, does it have legs?

BLOOM: Absolutely. I`m going to be in the front row of her first American concert body surfing. She is just amazing. Don`t let her curl her hair up one side and down the other side. What are they doing? Leave her alone. The beauty is in her authenticity.


BLOOM: Just let her open her mouth and sing. That`s all we want.

ANDERSON: I`ll join you for that concert, all right?

BLOOM: Good.

ANDERSON: Lisa Bloom, Carlos Diaz, good to see you. Thanks.

HAMMER: You know, Brooke, it really is hard to believe all the drama that`s been surrounding Hulk Hogan.

ANDERSON: I know what you mean, A.J. He used to be such a beloved star.

HAMMER: Yes. Now, he has taken such an incredible fall from grace, from his bitter divorce to, of course, his shocking comments saying he understands O.J. Simpson. Well tonight, we`re investigation how Hulk went from hero to a tragic figure.

Also tonight, the 911 pregnancy shocker.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, my god. I`m looking at a baby.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You didn`t know she was pregnant?



ANDERSON: Caught on tape, the truly unbelievable call for help delivering a baby. The catch, neither the husband nor the wife knew she was pregnant. You have to hear the outrageous call.

HAMMER: Did Ashton Kutcher really punk CNN? You know, Kutcher issued a challenge to out-tweet CNN on the online messaging site, Twitter. Did he do it? And why is he now shelling out big bucks over the whole bet. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.

ANDERSON: And now the "Showbiz News Ticker". More stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news right now.


ANDERSON: Tonight Britney`s strange scare. A woman was arrested after allegedly peeking into Britney`s California home. The drama went down as Britney was set to perform in L.A. as part of her concert tour.

L.A. County sheriffs say the woman, Miranda Toser Robbins, was wearing camouflage and toting a camera at the time of her arrest. Robbins is reportedly a former contestant from American idol who actually sang a Britney song for her audition.

HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.

Tonight we have brand new revelations in Farrah Fawcett`s heart wrenching battle with cancer. Just as Farrah continues the fight of her life, we are now learning just how frail she is. Her son Redmond O`Neal revealed today that Farrah`s weight is down to a frightening 86 pounds.

O`Neal shared the dramatic new details in a Los Angeles courtroom as he pleaded with a judge to give him one last chance to kick his drug habit. O`Neal was answering to charges that he smuggled heroin into an L.A. jail. Redmond, Farrah`s son with actor Ryan O`Neal told the judge that his mother`s ailing health motivated him to stay clean.

Well, the judge did agree to give him one last chance to go to rehab. Sixty two year old Farrah Fawcett is being treated for anal cancer. She was diagnosed back in 2006.

ANDERSON: Tonight, did you see this? Have you ever heard the old wives` tale, that if you swallow a seed you might grow a plant in your belly? Well one man turned that tale into a freakishly bizarre reality after he swallowed a seed. Now scientists are scrambling to figure out how a little tree grew in the man`s lung. It is a mind blowing story that is just too strange to make up.

Here is CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice over): Tree cans grow almost anywhere, out of cement, out of basements, but in your lungs? They`re saying this Russian man must have inhaled a fir tree seed. Surgeons thought he had a cancerous tumor, he was coughing blood. When they operated?

RUSSIAN DOCTOR, (through translator): What is it? What could it be? I was simply shocked.

MOOS: They found a tiny fir tree in his lung.

(on camera) That grew to the size of about two inches. The patient said he was glad it wasn`t cancer but he couldn`t explain it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator": Maybe I inhaled a fir tree bud somehow but I don`t remember.

MOOS: Now, even the weather man is cracking jokes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yesterday I inhaled a sesame seed and I grew a big mac in my lung.

MOOS: And kids are citing that tree in the lungs as proof of what their parents once warned.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Don`t eat watermelon seeds or a watermelon will grow inside of you.

MOOS: Of course, there are skeptics. A Russian plant expert says...

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (through translator): This is absolutely impossible that a green plant have grown inside a body from this seed.

MOOS: it needs light, and a certain temperature.

The spokesperson for London`s Royal Botanic Garden told "The Guardian" a seed might be able to germinate in the damp, dark conditions of a lung.

Talk about evergreen. Surgeons found an inch long sprig in this 16-year- old California girl`s lung. She`s been having problems for years.

At the age of 2 her parents called 911 when she had a choking fit next to the Christmas tree but then it passed.

(on camera) We have done lots of stories about weird things being inhaled or swallowed.

(voice over) So Hannah the lab who loved chasing golf balls...

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Seven, eight, nine.

MOOS: They took nine out of her stomach

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Was that in your belly.

MOOS: Or the dog named penny who had 75 pennies, a quarter, two dimes and a nickel removed from her stomach. But a diagnosis of fir on the lung?

Sort of gives new meaning to the words of that old Christmas favorite.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Not only green when summer`s here but also when it`s in your lungs, oh, dear


ANDERSON: Oh, dear, that is right. That was CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

HAMMER: Got a penny? Brooke, the showbiz on call phone lines are getting slammed with people calling about Jamie Foxx`s crude rant against Miley Cyrus. In fact, our showbiz on call operators are so overwhelmed, they are begging for reinforcements to help them work all those wires.

ANDERSON: Don`t worry. Help is on the way. We got a call, A.M. in the showbiz on call from Barbara in Pennsylvania who says Jamie Foxx should know better than to talk the way he did about a young lady.


BARBARA, FROM PENNSYLVANIA (via telephone): Shame on you, Jamie Foxx. What would your grandmother say? You know your grandmother raised you and loved you and wanted you to respect women and that includes girls of all ages. I`m ashamed of you Jamie Foxx and please don`t be dissing any more women. Ok? All right, Jamie, hoped you learned your lesson.


ANDERSON: Thank you Barbara. We also heard from Tracy calling in to Showbiz on call from Missouri.

Tracy said everybody needs to learn how to take a joke.

TRACY, FROM MISSOURI (via telephone): He`s a comedian. They`re just jokes. It was nothing personal and the man apologized on the "Jay Leno Show" the other night. People, forgive. These are just jokes.

HAMMER: All right, Tracy. Thank you. You can call us at Showbiz on Call to let us know what you think about this or anything else at all.

ANDERSON: The Showbiz on Call phone lines are open 24/7, the number, 1- 888-SBT-BUZZ. Mark it down. 1-888-7282899. Leave a voicemail. We will play some of your calls right here on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

HAMMER: Brooke, I have to tell you, and I don`t think I`m alone here. Hulk Hogan`s image really has taken a turn for the worst in my mind.

ANDERSON: I know, A.J.

It seems like he keeps getting caught up in one controversy after another.

HAMMER: Well, tonight we`re going to try and figure out how in the world did Hulk go from a beloved superstar to such a tragic figure. His bitter divorce playing out for everyone to see and now brand new suicide confessions, plus, of course, those awful comments saying he totally understands O.J. Simpson.

ANDERSON: Also, the phenomenal woman whose voice stole the hearts around the world. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, goes straight to Susan Boyle`s hometown in Scotland for the real story behind the worldwide singing sensation.

Also this...


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, my go. I`m looking at a baby.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You didn`t know she was pregnant?



HAMMER: Unbelievable. Caught on tape, a 911 emergency like none other. A man calling for help delivering his wife`s baby only neither of them even knew she was pregnant.


Now the "Showbiz News Ticker". More stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news right now.


HAMMER: Ashton Kutcher celebrating his big win over CNN. Kutcher won his challenge to out-tweet the network. He reached a million followers on the online messaging site, first.

Congratulations to Ashton but, you know, CNN did hit a million followers on twitter less than a half hour later. But you know, a bet is a bet. There were no losers in this contest. As Ashton promised if he beat CNN to the million mark he would donate $100,000 to malaria no more fund. Still, he couldn`t help but gloat today on Oprah.


OPRAH WINFREY, HOST, "THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW: Was it fun at 1:00 in the morning, I mean, you didn`t know when you hit it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He knew when he hit it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He was broadcasting live.

WINFREY: Oh, you did.

Puffy was there to on the phone, saying save me a glass of champagne. You guys were so excited it was fund to listen to.

ASHTON KUTCHER, ACTOR: What happened was we found out that CNN was on TV and Anderson Cooper was going off about how CNN has to win this thing and deploying the troops across television. So we decided to go live on the web and see if we could get people sign up via the web and it worked.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: When are you going to ding dong ditch Ted Turner`s home? We want to be there.

KUTCHER: I leave in a week for Atlanta to start shooting a movie. So we will probably sort it out while I`m down there.


HAMMER: You may remember that when Ashton first made up the whole bet he joked that if he beat CNN he would, as Oprah said, ding dong ditch Ted Turner`s house. Ring his doorbell and run away -- that`s mature. Of course, Turner no longer runs CNN.

But that`s ok, Ashton, we get it. Still the whole thing did turn into this pretty widely watched contest, Brooke. It is funny because a lot of people are saying Ashton Kutcher is just doing this because he`s in show business. He`s doing this for show.

No. let me set the record straight. This is very important for Ashton, his ego, his livelihood. Twitter is his life.

ANDERSON: You know what? It is a big priority for him in his life to be more. And I just think it is so wonderful that he is donating $100,000 in charity. It`s great. And I still hope he ding dong ditches Ted Turner`s house when he finds it.

HAMMER: That would be nice.

Congratulations, Ashton.

ANDERSON: It was a funny confrontation.

Okay, A.J. Now we have the showbiz lineup. Here is what is coming up at the bottom of the hour on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Hulk Hogan`s incredible fall from grace, from his bitter divorce to his outrageous O.J. Simpson comments. What happened to the once beloved hero?

The woman who`s voice stole the hearts of people around the world. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT goes straight to Scotland to Susan Boyle`s hometown to find out the real story.

Harry Potter drama. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with your first look at "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince."


HAMMER: Now the "Showbiz News Ticker", more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news right now.


HAMMER: Now on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, how the mighty has fallen. Tonight the incredible decline and fall of Hulk Hogan. The brand new outrage over his O.J. Simpson comments. Hulk, what happened to you?

The spinster turned overnight superstar. The remarkable reaction to the Scottish woman who wowed the world singing on a British reality show. Tonight SHOWBIZ TONIGHT racks up the frequent flyer miles. We are headed to Scotland and wait until you hear this.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, my God. I`m looking at a baby.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Okay. Hold on. Listen, I need your address. Listen, I need your address. They`re having a baby.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, my God. I didn`t know my wife was pregnant.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You didn`t know she was pregnant?



HAMMER: Caught on tape, pregnant 911. A woman gives birth and she and her husband claim they had no idea she was even pregnant.

Plus, more stories breaking from the "Showbiz News Ticker". TV`s most provocative entertainment news show continues right now.

Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. It is 30 minutes past the hour. I`m A.J. Hammer broadcasting tonight and every night from New York City.

ANDERSON: I`m Brooke Anderson coming to you from Hollywood. And tonight Hulk`s incredible fall.

HAMMER: Yes, Brooke. How in the world did Hulk Hogan go from being one of the most beloved wrestlers and reality show stars to a sad and almost tragic figure? We have come a long, long way since Hulk`s glory days.

Hulk Hogan is trying to clean up a big mess right now after making some shocking comments about his divorce with estranged wife Linda and comparing his rage to the O.J. Simpson murder case. This is just the latest Hulk controversy.

Who can forget his fall from grace when taped phone conversations between Hulk and his jailed son, Nick, were released painting a very ugly side of Hulk the hero?

So tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT dares to ask -- after all Hulk Hogan`s troubles do you have any sympathy for him? Joining me tonight in New York is Lisa Bloom, she`s an anchor with the a legal network "In Session;" from Hollywood tonight, Carlos Diaz a correspondent for "Extra."

So guys, to catch us up, let`s roll out the showbiz news line. I want to get a real snapshot of how Hulk Hogan wound up where we are now.

25 years ago, January, 1984, Hulk Hogan wins his first big championship at wrestling right there at Madison Square Garden in New York City. He remains a hero for decades to come.

20 years later, July of 2005, Hulk and his wife Linda and their two kids star in their very own reality show called Hogan Knows Best. Two years later wife Linda files for divorce after more than 23 years of marriage and it gets down right ugly.

And now here we are in April 2009, Hulk now getting slammed for the comments he made comparing his rage towards his soon-to-be ex Linda to what many believe O.J. Simpson felt when he was accused of murdering his ex, Nicole.

Carlos, over to you first. This fall from hero to villain is just astounding, isn`t it?

DIAZ: Yes. It kind of reminds you of a script you would see in the WWE. It`s like almost a wrestling script and you might forget that before he was a wrestler at Wrestle Mania he starred as Thunderlips in Rocky III where he played the bad guy.

So it`s ironic to see him go back to the bad guy. It is sad because it is not just Hulk Hogan. It is the entire family imploding.

HAMMER: Exactly right. I want to take a look at exactly what Hulk told "Rolling Stone" magazine when he referred to his ex-wife Linda, who`s 48 years old and her teenage boyfriend.

This is what Hulk told "Rolling Stone." Quote, "I could have turned everything into a crime scene, like O.J., cutting everybody`s throat. You see a 19-year-old boy driving your Escalade and you know that a 19-year-old boy is sleeping in your bed with your wife. I mean, I totally understand O.J. I get it."

Hulk for his part says he is being misunderstood here. He says these comments are being taken out of context. But Lisa, regardless, do you think that Hulk even recognizes how damaging these comments are to his image?

BLOOM: I don`t think he does. I don`t think he realizes that for women who have been in abusive relationships like Nicole Brown Simpson the most dangerous time is when they want to leave because of this very mentality. Because the men sometimes see it as still his wife, still his home.

He still has the right to control and judge what she does. That`s the damage here. He doesn`t get that he has to let go of her. She can make her own choices now. They are divorced.

HAMMER: When you are a public figure watch what you say. It is going to get out there and it`s going to be interpreted as you probably really meant it. Not long ago Hulk and his family were just riding high, Carlos. You mention the whole family being damaged here. They were all starring in the reality show, "Hogan Knows Best."

The family came to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT right here in our studios a whole bunch of time. I got to tell you, they were always a picture perfect family. I always enjoyed spending the time with them.

You have to watch what they told our own Brooke Anderson. This was three years ago about how great this show was for their careers. Take a look at this.


HOGAN: The show has been awesome. We love doing it. And Nick now has been signed by Mopar (ph). He`s the youngest pro driver ever.

ANDERSON: Congratulations.


ANDERSON: That`s a deal.

HOGAN: Thank God. Scott (INAUDIBLE) in Miami signed. And Linda is getting ready to do some of her own business with Qvc. We are rolling. We are having a blast.


HAMMER: They were having a blast. And Carlos, I know you similarly have had good times with them in the past as well.

So they were having a blast then. Now it appears all they are doing is blasting each other. Do you think perhaps, Carlos, a big part of the reason Hulk has spiraled out of control is because his fairy tale life has just blown up?

DIAZ: First off, I think it is quite evident that Hulk Hogan is still in love with his wife. It`s the reason why -- if you don`t love your wife anymore then you don`t mind seeing some of the things he`s seen. I think he still loves her. I think that that`s a big issue here. He is not over her yet.

But you`re right. I mean, you guys interviewed them. I`ve interviewed them. I interviewed them when they were on top. Maybe the problem here is when you are on top and the entire family is on top you have no place to go but down.

HAMMER: No kidding.

What do you think about that, Lisa? The idea that -- here is a guy who built up from nothing this fairy tale life and then it spiraled out of control. How much do you think that taking place has contributed to ultimately this major downfall?

BLOOM: Well, we`re saying this like it all just happened to him instead of happening largely because of him which is what his wife would say. She said the marriage ended because of him having an affair. I don`t know if that is true or not.

He has to take some responsibility for what happened. He should go to some anger management classes and he should learn about abused women. He is talking like an abuser. I don`t know if he is one, but he is talking like one. And that`s dangerous.

HAMMER: Well, the whole thing just seems to have fed upon itself over the years. Now the latest Hulk mess isn`t the first time we have seen him slip up in a really public and shameful way.

Things, of course, really unraveled when his son Nick was sent to jail after nearly killing his best friend, John Graziano while Nick was in jail. Hulk and Nick were caught on tape in those jailhouse conversations that have since become infamous saying some terrible things about John Graziano.

Let`s listen to this.


H. HOGAN: I don`t know what type of person John was or what he did to get himself in this situation. I know he was pretty aggressive and used to yell at people and used to do stuff, but for some reason God laid some heavy (bleep) on that kid. I don`t know what he was into.

N. HOGAN: John was a negative person.

H. HOGAN: He was what?

N. HOGAN: He was a negative person.


HAMMER: Carlos, Hulk was ripped apart for these comments. You well know that. You and I sat here and talked about this a lot. It seems to me it is a huge case of him not learning a bit from his mistakes.

DIAZ: How do you make those comments and say to yourself, I`m never going to take that chance again. How do you make those comments and then turn around and compare your feelings to the feelings of O.J. Simpson. I am in disbelief especially after you played that of hearing what he`s saying now, this week.

HAMMER: It is pretty astonishing.

Here is the deal. For our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT question of the day, here is what we are asking our viewers on air and on line. Let`s put that up. Hulk Hogan`s troubles do you have sympathy for him?

Lisa, the fact is we know we`re going to hear from plenty of people who do have sympathy for Hulk. Looking at it from the other side, can you understand why?

BLOOM: Well, of course. I have sympathy for anybody who`s going through a divorce after a long marriage. That has to be rough. When you are in the public eye, when you make millions of dollars because you have chosen to be a celebrity, you also have to say the right thing and do the right thing.

You don`t have to be perfect. If you make a mistake, apologize. I think the lack of an apology is the real problem here.

HAMMER: I have been saying that as well. And I think, we have seen a little bit of him stepping forward and saying that he was taken out of context. This requires, I think some major, major damage control. We haven`t seen that being done so far.

Carlos Diaz, off to you. Do you at least understand the sympathy side of things?

DIAZ: Maybe you could. The guy has a lot of money. If he pays me $1.5 million, I will have sympathy for him. I can be bought that way.

BLOOM: I will do it for $1.2 million.

DIAZ: Don`t low ball me. Don`t do this. I`m going to $1.1 million.

BLOOM: $1 million.

HAMMER: Bottom line. Bottom line. It is tough to see our heroes fall. Once you take a look at why that has happened maybe you have a better understanding of things.

Lisa Bloom, Carlos Diaz, thanks, guys.

BLOOM: Thank you.

HAMMER: Let`s turn it over to you. Sound off on our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT question of the day. Once again, it is this: Hulk Hogan`s troubles, do you have any sympathy for him? Keep voting -- You can also e-mail

ANDERSON: A.J., you know I`m expecting a baby.


ANDERSON: And I find it astounding when people are pregnant and don`t know it, the entire pregnancy. My body has taken on a life of its own.

HAMMER: Brooke, that said, you will be astounded not all women who are pregnant actually know they are pregnant. This actually happens. You have to hear the dramatic 911 tape of a man who didn`t know his wife was giving birth.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, my God. I`m looking at a baby.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You didn`t know she was pregnant?



HAMMER: How do you not know you are pregnant? Come on. Are you kidding me? It is the pregnancy 911 shocker you do not want to miss.

It is all caught on tape. ANDERSON: Susan Boyle the superstar. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is right there in Boyle`s hometown in Scotland. We are taking you inside the life of the woman with the phenomenal voice. We will show how the humble homemaker lives and how she is handling her newfound fame.

HAMMER: Is the Harry Potter crew in a love triangle? We`ve got your first look at the brand new trailer for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.


Now it`s time for the "Showbiz News Ticker", it`s more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news right now.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, my God. I`m looking at a baby.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You didn`t know she was pregnant?



ANDERSON: It is the absolutely shocking 911 call of a woman delivering a baby but neither she nor her husband even knew she was pregnant. Are you kidding me? We will play you the dramatic call coming up.

Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood.

Susan Boyle the amazing superstar just days after 20 million eyes teared up watching her victorious performance on YouTube, the "Britain`s Got Talent" contestant has become a worldwide phenomenon.

Who is the woman behind the voice and what is her life like at home? SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is taking you across the pond and right there in Boyle`s hometown in Scotland. We are taking you inside her home how she went from unlikely to unstoppable.

Here`s CNN`s Atika Shubert for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


ATIKA SHUBERT, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice over): They were laughing at her before she found her place center stage. For a few moments, it felt like everyone was in on a cruel joke. Even the talent judges were rolling their eyes at this unlikely contestant, Susan Boyle, a 47-year-old spinster.

BOYLE: I dreamed a dream in time gone by

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Everybody was laughing at her and I had a tear in my eye and my whole hair stood up on my skin. It was just so -- amazing. Amazing.

SHUBERT: it was amazing because she seemed immune to the joke. Amazing because she seemed to understand how she looked to them and confident with her beautiful voice that she would own the room.

BOYLE: I just thought mentally I`ll show them, so I did. If people are cynical you try and win them round and it worked. I don`t know how. It must have been a miracle, but it worked.

SHUBERT: Because she didn`t look the part, and because her voice is so beautiful, Susan Boyle is now a star the world over. Millions of hits on YouTube, a Facebook fan site, selling T-shirts, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are fans on twitter.

BOYLE: Everybody seems to have embraced me. Everybody seems to have apparently fallen in love with me.

SHUBERT: Susan lives in the same house she grew up in, in Blackburn, a working class village in Scotland. She lives alone with her cat and admits she has never had a boyfriend and never been kissed.

Now she can barely get out the door. She insists fame won`t change her.

BOYLE: Like everyone else. Just your -- just your girl next door. That`s what it is like. That`s exactly what it`s like. It hasn`t changed me one little bit. I keep my feet very firmly on the ground.

I dreamed that love would never die...

SHUBERT: She won`t confirm rumors that a record deal is in the works but she already has advice for aspiring singers.

BOYLE: Go for it. That`s all I can say. Just go for it.

SHUBERT: Boyle is still competing to win Britain`s biggest talent show but she has already won hearts around the world.

Atika Shubert, CNN, Blackburn Village, near Scotland.


ANDERSON: She certainly has. That was CNN`s Atika Shubert for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Now, Susan Boyle may not have had her first kiss but she is getting a lot of offers. When she was asked if she will accept any potential suitors, she smiled and answered no comment.

HAMMER: All right, are you ready? Because tonight you`re going to want to buckle your proverbial seat belt. This might be the best pregnancy 911 call you have ever heard and it is all caught on tape.

Get this. Just after 2:00 a.m. on Thursday in Montcalm County, Michigan, a woman goes into labor and begins to give birth in her bathtub. So her husband calls 911. Big deal, right? It happens all the time.

Here is the clincher, neither of them knew she was pregnant. Are you kidding me.

And to top things off, the 911 operator is three days into her first week on the job. It doesn`t get any better than this.



OPERATOR: Emergency 911.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, ma`am. My wife is in the bathroom. She`s bleeding all over the place. She thinks she is having a baby.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh my God. Carrie, get on the -- she`s in the bathtub.

OPERATOR: She`s having a baby?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think she is in labor right now.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, my God. I can`t hear you, ma`am.

OPERATOR: Ok, hold on. What is your address, sir? Say it one more time.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, my god I`m looking at a baby.

OPERATOR: Ok. Hold on. Listen, I need your address.

They`re having a baby.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I didn`t know my wife was pregnant.

OPERATOR: You didn`t know she was pregnant?



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I had no idea my wife was pregnant. Oh, my, God. I`m looking at a baby.

OPERATOR: Ok. Calm down.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It is a boy. How could you possibly be pregnant?


OPERATOR: Well, surprise.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We quit smoking and my wife put on a little bit of weight and I thought that is what it was. I didn`t know she was [bleep] pregnant. Excuse me my language.

OPERATOR: That`s ok.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I did not realize she was pregnant.


HAMMER: Unbelievable. Well, after the dramatic 911 call the whole family was whisked away to the hospital where mom and baby are reportedly doing well. Amazing.

Tonight I have your very first look at the brand new Harry Potter movie. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, all return in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

You have got to see it. I promise, you Muggles out there, you will not be disappointed.


ANDERSON: It is time now for "Making it Work." Now, this is where we reveal secrets of how stars make their relationships work in Hollywood and beyond.

Tonight, Tori Spelling, the star of "Beverly Hills 90210" married actor Dean McDermott in 2006. They now have two kids together. Tori grew up the daughter of legendary TV producer Aaron Spelling and on "The Today Show" Tori talked about how growing up in the spotlight taught her lessons on balancing fame with her new family.


TORI SPELLING, ACTRESS: I clearly didn`t grow up in a normal childhood. In some ways it was very normal. The normal things my dad and I would do. The relationship I had with my mom and dad.

I had to realize as a mother we might live in extreme circumstances. But at the heart of it we`re all moms, we`re all dads, we`re all parents. We love each other as much as we can. That`s my normal.


ANDERSON: Tori`s new book, "Mommywood" is in stores now.

And we have your first look at the new Harry Potter trailer next.

HAMMER: And now the "Showbiz News Ticker". More stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT showroom making news right now.


HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer.

And tonight, it is your show biz first look at Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. If you`re a Potter fan, you know the new movie looks dark and eerie but romance is in the air for Harry and his friends. Here now is your first look.


DUMBLEDORE: This place is no mansion. Very dark. Very powerful.

This time I cannot hope to destroy it alone.

Times like these, dark times, it can bring people together.

GINNY WEASLEY: Take my hand.

RON WEASLEY: These girls, they`re going to kill me, Harry.


DUMBLEDORE: Voldemort has chosen Draco Malfoy for a mission.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Evil will pass through from their world into our own.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: These are mad times really.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And the darkest hour is upon us all.

DUMBLEDORE: In my life I`ve seen things that are truly horrific. Now I know you`ll see worse.

You`re the chosen one, Harry.

HERMIONE GRANGER: Maybe that`s who you are.

DUMBLEDORE: Without you we leave the fate of our world to chance.

You have no choice. You must not fail.


DRACO MALFOY: I have to do this.

HARRY POTTER: Fight back you coward. Fight back.


HAMMER: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince opens July 15th.

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

ANDERSON: And I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. Thanks for watching. Take care.