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Hollywood Haiti Fallout!; Tiger Out of the Woods?; Meryl and Sandra Share an Awards Moment; Mel Gibson Back in the Limelight; George Clooney`s Bachelor Days Numbered?; Martin Scorsese on Tiger Woods; Sandra Bullock the New Julia Roberts?; Mariah`s New Bubbly Idea; Mel Gibson Back in the Limelight; George Clooney`s Bachelor Days Numbered?; Martin Scorsese on Tiger Woods; Sandra Bullock the New Julia Roberts?; Mariah`s New Bubbly Idea

Aired January 18, 2010 - 23:00:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, CO-HOST (voice-over): Now on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, Hollywood helping Haiti. Explosive brand-new controversies breaking today. Disturbing new questions about Wyclef Jean`s charity to help the earthquake victims in Haiti.

WYCLEF JEAN, MUSICIAN: Not only I denounce it. I`m disgusted by that.

HAMMER: Plus, Rosie O`Donnell`s explosive charge, why she`s ripping into Hollywood`s big stars and saying they are not doing enough to help.

Tonight, the wild burning questions from the Golden Globes. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is right there as the big, hot debates break out. Mel Gibson`s big return, but is all forgiven? George Clooney`s dramatic, very public date. Are his bachelor days numbered?

And will Martin Scorsese be doing a movie about Tiger Woods? Sandra Bullock`s remarkable triumph. Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT dares to ask, is Sandra the new Julia Roberts?


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

HAMMER: Hello. I`m AJ Hammer, broadcasting tonight and every night from New York City.

BROOKE ANDERSON, CO-HOST: Hi there everyone. I`m Brooke Anderson, coming to you tonight from Hollywood. And tonight, startling brand-new controversies breaking out today surrounding Hollywood helping Haiti

HAMMER: Yes. But right now, even as I speak, George Clooney is hard at work, leading a remarkable round-the-clock effort heading up what may become one of the most star-studded telethons of all time, and all to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

But SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can now reveal that there were disturbing claims today about one of stars who`s playing a key role in the telethon. And Rosie O`Donnell has just made some incredible demands aimed squarely at any star who participates in the telethon. All of this made for big news, breaking today.


HAMMER (voice-over): Even though the glitz and glamour of Hollywood was on full display at the Golden Globe Awards last night, some stars told SHOWBIZ TONIGHT their minds are on the destruction in Haiti.

KEVIN BACON, ACTOR: You know, I just -- my thoughts go out to the people of Haiti.

MO`NIQUE, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: To my brothers and sisters in Haiti, we send all of our love and prayers.

HAMMER: And at Friday night`s Critics Choice Awards, stars shared their thoughts on Haiti with SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

QUENTIN TARANTINO, DIRECTOR, "INGLORIOUS BASTERDS": I felt very heartsick about what`s happening with my brothers and sisters in Haiti right now.

JAMES CAMERON, DIRECTOR, "AVATAR": The entertainment community, historically, like with the -- with the Indonesian tsunami, as always, jumped right in, front and center to try to -- to try to, you know, raise money and -- and provide for -- for relief and aid.

HAMMER: But as celebrities line up to participate in this Friday`s star- studded "Hope for Haiti" telethon, co-hosted by George Clooney, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you a big controversy exploded today around the charity work of one of Haiti`s most famous native sons, Wyclef Jean.

JEAN: Accusations have been made about me and about Yele.

HAMMER: In New York City this afternoon, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT was right there as an emotional Wyclef Jean responded to brand-new reports slamming his charity group, Yele Haiti.

JO PIAZZA, CNN.COM: Wyclef`s charity, Yele Haiti, really was around way before this disaster struck. Wyclef has been raising money to build schools in Haiti, raise cultural awareness, but some charity watchdogs started raising red flags about Yele Haiti. It looks like they had some bad bookkeeping, some bad accounting for years, and that some of the charity finances may have been mixed up with Wyclef Jean`s own finances when it comes to running his music business.

JEAN: Have we made mistakes before? Yes.

HAMMER: At today`s press conference, Wyclef insisted he`s never personally taken a dime from his charities.

JEAN: Yele`s books are open and transparent, and we have been a clean bill of health by an external auditor every year since we started.

HAMMER: Wyclef`s charity is one of the beneficiaries of this Friday`s "Hope for Haiti" telethon which will air on 11 networks, including CNN. Wyclef will join George Clooney as a co-host, but now, Rosie O`Donnell has lit another controversial firestorm with a blunt message for stars who plan to participate in the telethon, put your money where your mouth is.

ROSIE O`DONNELL, ACTOR/HOST: I`m not (ph) a little bit disenchanted with the public feeling that celebrities simply showing up and asking money is doing enough, when I don`t think it is.

HAMMER: Rosie tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that each star in Friday`s telethon should be required to make a sizable personal donation to the charities the show is benefiting.

O`DONNELL: I was -- found it disconcerting after 9/11 for millionaires to go on TV and ask the people watching for their money without giving any of their own.

HAMMER: Now, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you, George Clooney has heard Rosie O`Donnell`s suggestion and he`s shooting it down. In a statement late today, his rep fired back at Rosie, telling SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "We don`t put a surcharge on people volunteering their time."

PIAZZA: I think Rosie has the right idea, and I think that the Americans that are donating their money to these Haiti charities want to see the celebrities that are asking them for money give money themselves.

HAMMER: But some big stars are already writing big checks to assist Haiti. Sandra Bullock, who won Best Actress in a Drama at last night`s Golden Globes, confirmed to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that she`s donated $1 million to help the quake relief efforts of Doctors Without Borders.

SANDRA BULLOCK, BEST ACTRESS, "THE BLIND SIDE": I`m so thankful that I was able to do it because of "The Blind Side" this year, so I`m glad I was able to do it.

HAMMER: And Emily Blunt tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, everyone should follow Bullock`s lead.

EMILY BLUNT, ACTRESS: I think everyone needs to start sending money and they need to help with the relief methods. They have to.


HAMMER: So, with all the new Hollywood for Haiti controversies, I`d have to ask, is Rosie O`Donnell`s suggestion right on, that stars who show up at the telethon should also pay up?

Joining me tonight in New York is Midwin Charles, who is an "In-Session" legal contributor. Tonight in Hollywood, Rachel Zalis, who`s a contributing editor for "Life and Style Weekly".

All right, you heard it. Rosie`s got a clear message guys, clearly aimed at stars who are raising money for Haiti. There -- she`s saying, stop the hypocrisy. She says, if you`re going to ask for money, you better start giving it. Here`s more of what she told SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


O`DONNELL: I would like to insist that Hollywood demand a cover charge for anyone who`s participating, and it should be a reasonable fee that is equatable to the kind of salaries that people in Hollywood get. Because I was -- found it disconcerting, after 9/11, for millionaires to go on TV and ask the people watching for their money without giving any of their own.


HAMMER: I`ve always applauded Rosie for her philanthropy, but I think Rosie is missing the mark here on the ideals of charity and volunteerism. Certainly, people may feel more inspired to give if they see stars giving, and if they do give, great.

But, Midwin, shouldn`t it be a choice, not a requirement for stars to use their power and voice to help raise money? I say get it done however you get it done.

MIDWIN CHARLES, IN-SESSION LEGAL CONTRIBUTOR: Well, of course, it should be a choice. But I think what Rosie`s point is is put your money where your mouth is. If you`re going to get on a stage and ask millions of people to donate money, then perhaps you ought to donate money, too. It`s -- it`s actually quite common sense.

Now, this cover charge she`s talking about and having it relate to a percentage of the salary, I think is a bit much. But I absolutely understand where she`s coming from. It makes total sense.

HAMMER: But Rosie tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that she is reaching out to George Clooney`s people to see if they`re going to bring this idea of a cover charge to the telethon. Clooney, however, is sort of saying what I`m saying and having none of it. Late today, he said this to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, we don`t put a surcharge on people volunteering their time. I say, well said, George.

Rachel, are you with George or do you think Rosie has a point?

RACHEL ZALIS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, LIFE AND STYLE WEEKLY: I agree with Rosie and Midwin. I think, listen, it`s not a nightclub. There`s no cover charge. But I think that if you`re going to appear on a telethon, there should be some understanding that you`re not just opening your mouth but you`re opening your wallet. Otherwise, it`s very hypocritical, and I think.

HAMMER: But it -- it`s the idea of money. See this is the point that I think is getting this. If the idea of money being donated is -- is -- if it`s happening because these celebrities are lending their time and voice. If that`s all they do, I say fine. If they volunteer to donate their own money, that`s just a bonus on top of that. If the job gets done, the job gets done. The idea is to raise money.

ZALIS: I don`t know. I think coming off the Globes where you see all the women dripping in diamonds and.


ZALIS: . and, you know, couture dresses and limos, it`s like you want to show the American people that you`re not just about that, but Hollywood is more than just showing up at Golden Globe parties, but.

CHARLES: But also.

ZALIS: . giving your money.

CHARLES: But also there`s a credibility factor as well. It`s -- like I said, if you`re going to grace a stage and stand in front of a teleprompter for hours and ask people for money, then why shouldn`t you give money? I`m not saying that it has to be mandatory, but I think it`s a good point and I think.

HAMMER: And -- and the truth is.

CHARLES: . it`s a good discussion we ought to have.

HAMMER: And the truth is we are seeing so many stars doing it, and some of them are doing it privately, not saying, hey, look at me. But some of them are saying, hey, look at me and maybe you`ll want to do the same.

Unfortunately, this is not the only controversy surrounding Clooney`s telethon. One of the charities associated with this telethon, Wyclef Jean`s Yele Haiti Foundation, is under major scrutiny tonight over their finances.

Midwin, do you think Clooney could be forced to cut off Wyclef`s charity from the telethon as a result of all this?

CHARLES: Well, I hope he isn`t. You know, A.J., as you know, I`m Haitian- American as well, and I think Wyclef has done a lot of work for the Haitian community and he`s been doing it for years before this catastrophe happened.

I`m sure that if -- if he has outside independent auditors checking the books and the books have been OK, then I think Clooney should stick with Wyclef in doing this telethon. It`s a very simple problem to analyze and fix. Just look at the books. Are they wrong or -- or are they not? And if they are wrong, are steps being taken.

HAMMER: Right.

CHARLES: . to fix it?

HAMMER: And he`s saying he`s -- they`re being very transparent. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT was right there as Wyclef held an emotional press conference to address the controversy, saying he did nothing wrong. Take a look at this.


JEAN: Accusations have been made about me and about Yele. I`m not at all sad (ph) by this because my daddy told me the day would always come where you would always be challenged when you`re doing good work.

I started the charity with my own funds. Have we made mistakes before? Yes. Did I ever use Yele money for personal benefit? Absolutely not.


HAMMER: Clearly, Wyclef`s heart is in the right place. Sadly, it seems this controversy could impact how people do donate to Clooney`s telethon. Hopefully, everybody will do their due diligence to see what`s really going on here.

Midwin Charles, Rachel Zalis, I do appreciate you being here tonight.

ANDERSON: We are bringing you the burning questions everybody is asking about the Golden Globe Awards.

OK, ladies, I hope you`re sitting down. Tonight, is George Clooney getting married? We`ll tell you why some people are saying George -- George`s bachelor days may be numbered. We`ll also have this.


RICKY GERVAIS, HOST, GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS: I like a drink as much as the next man, unless the next man is Mel Gibson.


ANDERSON: OK, that has to be one of the funniest intros I have ever heard. But, seriously, folks, Mel Gibson is back, but will people remember his drunken anti-Semitic rant or is all forgiven?

And is Tiger Woods ready to come out of hiding? Will he be back on the golf course as early as the spring? And, get this, is Martin Scorsese really making a movie about Tiger? Wait until you hear what he told us.


HAMMER: And now, the Showbiz News Ticker. These are more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom, making news right now.


EMANUELLE CHRIQUI, ACTRESS, "ENTOURAGE": It`s amazing! I find that Hollywood was -- it`s just a community. It just rose to the occasion, and, like, right away got, like, 50 e-mails for different, you know -- text here. Send money here. And I was -- I was really impressed by that.



ANDERSON: We welcome you back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood, with AJ Hammer in New York.

Tonight, is Tiger out of the woods? There are brand new reports tonight that Tiger may be returning to golf this spring at the PGAs. But how can he do that?

Joining me tonight in from New York, Midwin Charles, who`s an "In-Session" legal contributor, and tonight in Hollywood, Rachel Zalis, who`s a contributing editor for "Life and Style Weekly".

Midwin, Rachel, RadarOnline reported today that Tiger Woods is thinking about finally coming out of hiding and picking up the clubs at the PGAs. Midwin, I cannot even conceive how Tiger could even think of doing that without doing a big public mea culpa first.

CHARLES: I -- I don`t think he needs to. Look, this is what Tiger does best. It -- it`s doing golf thing, OK? And for him to do that, I think it`s excellent. It will take his mind off what`s going on and -- and he can get about the business of what he was first and foremost, which was an incredible golfer.

ANDERSON: But he`s got to address it at some point. Rachel, don`t you think it would be just a little bit strange if he just pops up on a golf telecast with -- with no public apology beforehand?

ZALIS: I don`t know. I kind of agree with Midwin. I think show us why you`re a superstar. Shut up and swing. I mean, we all know what he did. What`s he going to say? Yes, I slept with 14 women?

I mean, it`s kind of like he`s dealing with it privately. Allegedly he`s in sex rehab. And I think the sooner he comes out and shows us that he`s back to being brilliant at what he does best -- I mean, look at Robert Downey Jr. last night. This guy went through so much and won the Golden Globe. So it is possible.

ANDERSON: It certainly is possible to have redemption, but -- but I respectfully disagree with you both. Tiger, please, show your face. Apologize.

You know, it`s like ripping off a Band-Aid. You`ve got to do it at some point, so -- so just get it over with already. That -- that`s what I think. And just as Tiger does try to reinvent himself, you guys, here is somebody that maybe he should ask for advice.

Yes, the reinvention of Hulk Hogan. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT was there as Hulk made his debut as the new face of wrestling on Spike TV. Hulk tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that it`s just part of a whole big Hulk reinvention. Watch this.


HULK HOGAN, PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER/ACTOR: I didn`t work for a long time and -- and I worked part-time in the wrestling business and I had a -- a couple of crazy years, you know? And you have to reassess what you love and what you`re all about.

On a personal level, you know, my kids are -- are back with me and we`re -- we`re regrouping and God rearranged our family exactly how he wanted it.


ANDERSON: Midwin, is it possible? Is the Hulk finally at peace after all the drama, his divorce, his son going to jail, everything?

CHARLES: It is possible. I mean, after all, look at how long Hulk Hogan has been at the forefront. I mean, this guy has been in the business and in the public eye for decades now. And the fact that he`s been able to remain in the public eye all this time, I think, is indicative of -- of his ability to kind of ride the wave when he faces trouble.

So I think he`s doing a good job at coming back.

ANDERSON: The guy has got staying power.

Rachel, what kind of advice could Hulk give Tiger Woods about rebounding?

ZALIS: I mean, Hulk Hogan has more Teflon (ph) than Ronald Reagan, so I think, you know, back to what we`re saying before, stick to doing what you`re great at.

I mean, Hulk Hogan went back in the ring last week, January 6th, and it was the highest ratings, 2.2 million, you know, for the TNA Wrestling League. And I think it`s about staying on course, admitting what you`ve done and moving on.

ANDERSON: And Hulk seems to be relying on his faith. He seems to be in a great place now. It`s wonderful to hear.

And I do want to move now to the big face-off between Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock before the Golden Globes. This is at the Critics` Choice Awards. Check out what Sandra said when she came face to face with Meryl on stage.




ANDERSON: So what is that all about? Midwin, Rachel, stay right there.

HAMMER: Brooke, as we move on tonight, the Showbiz on Call phone lines have been slammed with people calling in about Kate Gosselin`s new look.

ANDERSON: That`s right. We`re hearing that Kate hates her new hair extensions. We got a call in to Showbiz on Call from Lou in Texas, who concurs.


CALLER: I agree with Kate Gosselin. I do not like her extensions. They make her look like a blond bimbo or a Playboy want to be. Kate, I`m with you. Change the extensions out. Look like a mom again.


ANDERSON: Thank you, Lou.

HAMMER: We also heard from Kimberly, calling in to Showbiz on Call from New Mexico.


CALLER: I don`t think Kate and Jon`s concerns should be about what people they`re dating or what their hairdo looks like. I think they need to put their kids first and stop thinking about themselves.


HAMMER: Thanks, Kimberly. You can call to 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 always open, 1-888-SBT-BUZZ, 1-888-728-2899. Leave a voice mail. We`ll play your calls here on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

HAMMER: Tonight, the Golden Globe burning questions, Jennifer Aniston has everyone talking. So what was it that Jen did at the Golden Globes that really got everyone talking?

And speaking of red carpet rumblings, is George Clooney getting married? What he did at the Golden Globes that has some people saying, yes, his bachelor days are definitely numbered.


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


DAVID `THE EDGE` EVANS, GUITARIST, U2: That helps (ph) everybody to do whatever they can and tonight is the perfect platform to spread the word and to -- to try and -- and get public opinion and public support for all of the agencies who are probably looking for money to try and get more stuff out there.



HAMMER: Did you see this? Meryl Streep gets a Golden Globe and an SNL sendup all in one weekend.

Meryl won Best Actress at the Globes for "Julie & Julia" adding of course to the dozens and dozens of awards she`s received in her amazing career. And the night before the Globes, "Saturday Night Live" had a little fun with what has become her legendary humble demeanor.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Congratulations! You know, you`re on fire right now.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, am I? I don`t know. You`re very sweet. I mean, I guess sometimes I make a movie, but I don`t even know if I`m very good in them. I -- really.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Meryl, I mean, you -- you have to know that you`re a brilliant actress.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, you`re too nice.


HAMMER: Pretty funny there.

Now, let`s take a look at Meryl`s acceptance speech at the Golden Globes the next night.


MERYL STREEP, BEST ACTRESS, "JULIE & JULIA": I just want to say that I`ve -- I`ve -- in my long career, played so many extraordinary women that basically I`m getting mistaken for one. And -- no really. I have a very - - I`m very clear about the fact that I`m a vessel for other people`s stories and other women`s lives.


HAMMER: Yes, I`d say, SNL nailed it. You have to be pretty classy to be that talented and that humble.

ANDERSON: We aren`t done with Meryl just yet. At the Critics` Choice Awards, there was a tie for Best Actress, one for Meryl and one for Sandra Bullock. That set the stage for a very funny moment. Take a look.




ANDERSON: Sandra ended her speech by saying that Meryl is a great kisser.

HAMMER: All right. Well, I just checked the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Facebook page. We are getting so many comments about Sandra Bullock, people really showing her the love.

Tracy C. writing, "Sandra deserves credit for being authentic. She just gave Haiti relief efforts $1 million. And she deserves the Oscar for her work in "The Blind Side".

Jennifer F. writing, "Sandra is in a class of her own. She is so not Hollywood. I love her!"

Remember, you can sign up for our Facebook and Twitter pages at

ANDERSON: And now, the Showbiz Lineup, here`s what`s coming up at the bottom of the hour on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Mel Gibson is back. Check out his intro by Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes.


GERVAIS: I like a drink as much as the next man, unless the next man is Mel Gibson.


ANDERSON: Now he`s back on the scene, but will audiences remember his drunken anti-Semitic rant or is all forgiven?

Another burning question from the Globes, is George Clooney getting married? Why people are saying George`s bachelor days may be numbered.

And is Martin Scorsese going to make a movie about Tiger Woods? What he told SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


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



GERVAIS: I like a drink as much as the next man, unless the next man is Mel Gibson.

HAMMER (voice-over): Now on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, Mel Gibson`s return to the Golden Globes. The big, bad burning question, has Hollywood forgiven Mel for his anti-semitic rant? It`s the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT great debate.

Scorcese`s Tiger Woods movie? The burning question, is the great Oscar- winning director Martin Scorsese actually considering doing a film about Tiger Woods?

Aniston`s red hot Globes shocker. The burning question, what did Jennifer Aniston do at the Globes that had heads turning and everybody talking?

Plus, more stories breaking from the Showbiz News Ticker.


ANNOUNCER: TV`s most provocative entertainment news show continues right now.

HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. It`s 30 minutes past the hour. I`m AJ Hammer, broadcasting tonight and every night from New York City.

ANDERSON: I`m Brooke Anderson, coming to you from Hollywood.

And tonight, the remarkable burning questions after the Golden Globes. I could hardly believe my eyes and ears last night in Beverly Hills. It was truly remarkable, and the reaction today is incredible.

There was Mel Gibson`s dramatic return, Jennifer Aniston literally getting a leg up on everyone, and George Clooney breaking millions of hearts. Could George be getting married?

In Los Angeles tonight is Jim Moret. He`s chief correspondent for "Inside Edition". In New York tonight is April Woodard. She`s a host and correspondent for BET.

Jim, April, I want to begin with Mel Gibson returning to the big Hollywood stage, which leads to our first burning question. Is all forgiven for Mel Gibson?

As we know, Mel`s been lying low since his drunk driving arrest and anti- semitic rant back in 2006, so it`s been more than three and a half years since he`s done something in the limelight like this. And, you know, Golden Globe`s host, Ricky Gervais, who I want to point out was drinking beer on stage, really went for the jugular when he introduced Mel as a presenter. Watch this.


GERVAIS: Cheers! I`ve had a couple. I`m not going to lie to you.

Now listen up, I hope I haven`t offended anyone. I didn`t mean -- it`s not my fault. There`s a lot of powerful people here so if I said -- honestly, I like a drink as much as the next man, unless the next man is Mel Gibson.

MEL GIBSON, ACTOR/DIRECTOR: All right? All right.

I`m here to talk about "Inglourious Basterds," or as -- or as actors call them, "directors."


ANDERSON: First of all, I think Ricky Gervais was hysterical and, as you see, Mel took it all in stride. Everybody laughed. But, Jim, does that mean all is forgiven for Mel?

JIM MORET, CBS CHIEF CORRESPONDENT, "INSIDE EDITION": Well, you know, it`s a process for Mel Gibson, I think. Look, he`s had a baby since that incident. He`s got a movie coming out later this month. He`s going to be making his reentrance into the public eye anyway. And if you can laugh at yourself and -- and show people that you can laugh at yourself and -- and look at your own foibles, I think -- I think that people are much more apt to forgive you.

ANDERSON: April, what do you think? Do you think that Hollywood is ready to embrace Mel again -- fully embrace him?

APRIL WOODARD, BET HOST AND CORRESPONDENT: Well, I think, you know, that`s to be seen. I think that it depends on his new project and how successful it is.

I think that, you know, Hollywood is forgiving his because they -- they -- it`s a process. I think that the fact that he was able to laugh at himself and -- and Ricky, you know, poked fun at him and everyone else laughed. He gets the joke.

But I do think it`s a process and it really depends on that next film and his next project and what he continues to do.

ANDERSON: Yes. As you say, the real test is going to be at the box office, because he does have a brand-new movie called "Edge of Darkness" that`s he`s promoting. That`s why he was at the Golden Globes. It`s coming out later this month.

And when SHOWBIZ TONIGHT caught up with Mel just this weekend, we just had to ask if he thinks it`s going to be all good with his fans and if he has put that colossal error in judgment behind him. Watch.


GIBSON: You know, you live with the -- the consequences of your own, you know, behavior, your own action, and try and right it where you can and move on.


ANDERSON: So he says he`s trying to right what he did and -- and move on.

AJ, I do want to ask you, though, Mel says he is moving on. He`s putting it behind him. But are moviegoers ready to put this behind them once and for all, because there are a lot of people who are still deeply offended by -- by what he did.

HAMMER: They certainly are, Brooke, and -- and you can count me among them.

However, I actually don`t think when -- when moviegoers, for the most part, are deciding what am I going to go see at the, you know, theater tonight, that they`re saying, oh, you know what? Mel Gibson has a new movie out. I think I forgive him now for he`s done. Enough time has passed so, I`m going to go see the film. I think the -- the truth is people have a short memory and -- and, again, really, the success of the movie will show not necessarily that people forgave him but how good the project itself is.

I don`t think Mel should be -- by the way, as -- as much as I love self- effacing humor, should be pointing out his own drunkenness, you know, as he did with Ricky Gervais. Gervais set him up for that, but I don`t think he needs to be calling any attention to what we all knew from him those years ago (ph).

ANDERSON: Yes. Maybe not the time. And I think you`re right, moviegoers just want to be entertained in the theaters.

I want to move now to the next burning question that had everybody talking today after the Globes, are George Clooney`s bachelor days over?

I did see George and his stunning new girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis, last night on the red carpet. I can tell you, George positively beaming and he reportedly insisted that she be by his side during each and every interview, in every picture.

So, Jim, what do you think? Are George`s bachelor days behind him? Do you see wedding bells?

MORET: I think -- I think women care about this a lot more than men -- than men do. Look, he seems to be very happy. She`s a beautiful woman. He brought her to the premiere of "Up in the Air". He -- they seem to be inseparable. Who knows if they`re going to get married?

And -- and, you know what? I think he loves the fact that people are wondering, people like you, Brooke, are asking this question because -- Every woman I know wants to know, is George Clooney getting married, even the married women. Why is that?

ANDERSON: Yes, I`m married and -- and I still care, for some reason.

April, maybe I should have tossed this one to you first.

WOODARD: Maybe so. I`m married too, but you know what.

ANDERSON: (INAUDIBLE) contain George?

WOODARD: I don`t think he`s going to give up his player card yet.

ANDERSON: Me either (ph).

WOODARD: I think he`s holding on tight to his girlfriend because did you see her spread in the magazine with the new bathing suits and underwear ad that she`s doing? So, yes, he needs to hold her close, but he`s not giving up that player card yet. He`s still, you know, the bachelor that we all love and know and we all still have a chance.

ANDERSON: Except you and I, April, are off the market ourselves, so we`re not talking -- we`re not talking about George for ourselves, but for all of our female friends out there who are single.

OK, our next burning question, is NBC now a big laughing stock because of their primetime and late night fiascos? There really was an extraordinary moment last night on the red carpet as Access Hollywood`s Billy Bush stopped Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks during the pre-show special. They really let NBC have it, live on NBC. Watch.


JULIA ROBERTS, ACTRESS: Yes. NBC, you guys are in the toilet right now.

BILLY BUSH, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD HOST: Julia Roberts, we`re live on the air. I said that!

ROBERTS: Well, I`m not saying in the toilet, but I`m just saying there`s problems.

TOM HANKS, ACTOR: NBC said it was going to rain at 10:00, but they moved it to 11:30.

ROBERTS: Oh, that`s good!

BUSH: Everybody`s taking a shot.


ANDERSON: Ouch! April, for Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks to do something like that -- these are nice guys. What do you think? Is NBC a big laughing stock?

WOODARD: Well, right now a lot of people are laughing, and I think that, you know, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts are such veterans in this field, they can poke fun at anyone. And maybe, you know, they could blame it on the alcohol, a little bit, from the evening. But -- and you have people who are protesting outside now NBC studios for -- in support of Conan.

So it really is an issue and I just think that, you know, they`re kind of taking it on the face a little bit.

ANDERSON: Yes. People are clearly divided here. Team Jay and Team Coco. Jim it -- it is pretty much a disaster right now over there at NBC, yes?

MORET: Sure, it`s an embarrassment. And I think Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts are kind of bullet proof, frankly.

But let -- you got to put this in perspective, because if Conan O`Brien is getting between $25 and $40 million, as has been reported, to leave NBC, it`s kind of difficult to get sympathy from middle America, let`s face it, you know, in -- in light of what`s happening around the world. But for NBC, a huge investment and a huge nightmare and a public relations disaster.

ANDERSON: Yes. It`s millionaires fighting with billionaires over more millions of dollars. It is hard to sympathize. No doubt everybody at NBC is scrambling to get their acts together.

And -- and the burning questions don`t stop there, and this one is a four- alarm fire. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT was right there as Martin Scorcese was asked if he might be doing a movie about Tiger Woods?


MARTIN SCORSESE, DIRECTOR: It`s being human. That`s the story.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Would you be interested in (INAUDIBLE).

SCORSESE: I`m always interested in characters that -- of very, very different types of pictures, you know? I mean, take a look at the films I`ve made.


ANDERSON: So, is that a yes or is that a no? Jim, April?

Stay right there.

HAMMER: Sandra Bullock`s big win at the Golden Globes last night have a lot of people calling her America`s Sweetheart today. Remember when that title belonged to somebody named Julia Roberts? Well, tonight it`s the controversial burning question, is Sandra Bullock the new Julia Roberts? I will have that red hot debate.

And another big burning question from the Globes, what did Jennifer Aniston do that got heads turning and everybody talking? Let`s just say I hope Angelina Jolie wasn`t watching last night, if you know what I`m saying.

Plus Mariah`s bubbly buzz is about to go big time.


MARIAH CAREY, SINGER/ACTRESS: And please forgive me because I`m a little bit -- Yes.


HAMMER: Tonight, Mariah`s brand new cork-popping idea that capitalize on her now infamous tipsy talk. I`m going to tell you why Mariah will have you saying, "I`ll drink to that!"

This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN. Now the Showbiz News Ticker. These are more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom, making news right now.


CHACE CRAWFORD, ACTOR: I`ve heard of the mass donations and I`ve been urging all my friends to donate to the -- to American Red Cross, and my thoughts and prayers have gone out. Actually, I have a friend actor from Haiti, so it`s -- you know, my thoughts are with them. And it`s a very tragic situation.



ANDERSON: Welcome. You`re back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood, with AJ Hammer in New York.

HAMMER: Tonight, more big burning questions. After the Golden Globes, there are still so many that we need to tackle tonight.

Now, I know this sounds a little wild, but could Martin Scorsese possibly do a movie about Tiger Woods?

And I can`t believe how much is being made over Jennifer Aniston`s thigh- baring dress at the Golden Globes and the comparisons today to Angelina Jolie.

Joining me tonight from Hollywood, Jim Moret, who`s the chief correspondent for "Inside Edition". In New York tonight, April Woodard, who`s a host and correspondent for BET.

Guys, let`s begin with Martin Scorsese and Tiger Woods. This leads to our first burning question, is Scorsese going to make a movie about Tiger Woods` personal drama?

Now, this all began backstage at the Golden Globes. Martin Scorsese was talking with reporters about being honored last night for his career, and a reporter asked him if he would ever consider doing a story about the whole Tiger Woods mess. Watch what he said.


SCORSESE: I think that`s a story that`s universal. I think it doesn`t have to necessarily be Mr. Woods. It could be a number of different people in history. It`s -- it`s -- you know, it`s being human.


HAMMER: Yes, and Martin Scorsese making a great point there, Jim. It is a universal story. I`m thinking a little light bulb went off for him right there. What do you think? And maybe they -- I don`t know. They can call it "Golf Fellows".

MORET: Well, let`s look at -- look at his filmography. He made one about Howard Hughes, "The Aviator", another about boxer Jake LaMotta in "Raging Bull". Next year he`s got a Sinatra project and also a Teddy Roosevelt project.

The different is that on all of those stories, we already know the ending. I don`t think we know the ending yet of Tiger Woods. And so I think he`d probably wait.

HAMMER: Well, Scorsese did say the story didn`t necessarily have to be about Tiger, perhaps inspired by Tiger -- who knows?

But, you know, April, given the cheating, the lying, the exploding marriage, I actually think that somebody like Martin Scorsese should do a film like this, would do an amazing job like this. People would love it.

WOODARD: Of course! I mean, he`s fantastic. He would do an amazing job at anything.

But his answer was somewhat ambiguous. I don`t know that he was thinking about it unless the reporter brought it up. And, to be honest, I agree with Jim. You know, the story is still not finished and we still have a lot to find out about the Tiger Woods saga. So, I`m not sure if he`ll be making that movie any time soon.

HAMMER: All right. Well, I don`t know if a movie will be made about our next burning question, but I must move on to it because it has been burning up all over the place today. Was Jennifer Aniston`s dress the ultimate revenge on Angelina Jolie?

Now, stay with me on this. Take a look at Jennifer Aniston`s thigh-baring dress at the Golden Globes, and take a look at Angelina Jolie`s thigh- baring dress at the Cannes Film Festival this past summer.

Brooke Anderson, off to you. I can`t believe how hot this became today. The blogosphere was lit up. Everybody was talking about it. You were right there at the Globes. Do you think that this was in some way Jennifer`s ultimate revenge on Angelina?

ANDERSON: No. The slit was coincidence. It`s kind of the style. I -- I don`t believe it was revenge on Angelina.

Listen, it has been five years since Jennifer and Brad Pitt split up -- five years. And I think that if Jennifer is going for revenge on -- on Angelina, she`s really wasting her time because Angelina is far too busy to waste a second thinking about Jennifer Aniston, far too busy with Brad, her six kids, her very successful movie career, and I highly doubt Angelina Jolie was watching the Golden Globes last night.

Jennifer has a slamming body. She wanted to show it off. AJ, she needs a -- a man, she needs a good script. She knows she`s got to look good.

HAMMER: And, you know, out there in the blogosphere, people tend to read into things far deeper than actually is warranted.

All right, let`s move on to our next burning question from the Golden Globes, is Sandra Bullock the new Julia Roberts? You got to watch what Sandra Bullock said in her acceptance speech when she won Best Actress for her amazing starring role in "The Blind Side". Look at this.


BULLOCK: Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press, after all these years, and you let me step over to the other side. To my husband, there`s no -- there`s no surprise that my work got better when I met you, because I never knew what it felt like for someone to have my back.


HAMMER: Yes. So humble there. She did thank her husband, Jesse James, but she also thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press in what I think was the most poignant thing she said, for letting her make the leap from comedic actress to a dramatic actress.

April, is Sandra stepping right into Julia Roberts` shoes? It sure feels like it.

WOODARD: It seems like it, because Julia`s doing the mommy thing. So, I mean, it seems like there`s some shoes that are open to fill.

But I think that time will tell. It`s one of those things where you have to see, OK, what else happens? What happens at the Oscar`s and what`s her next flick going to be?

HAMMER: And, of course, the amazing thing about this whole story, as it turns out, that Julia Roberts actually passed on role that got Sandra Bullock the award.

Quickly, Jim Moret, what do you think? Possibly, you know, it took her a little longer, but maybe she is the next Julia Roberts?

MORET: Well, 2009 was definitely Sandra Bullock`s year. She opened two huge movies, "The Proposal" and "Blind Side" and she crossed over from comedic to dramatic. I just think that it`s Sandra Bullock`s time. I don`t think there`s a -- a competition per se between Julia Roberts. I think they can both do just fine.

HAMMER: I can`t wait to see what she does next.

Jim Moret, April Woodard, thanks guys.

All right. Now, let me turn it over to you. Here`s our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT question of the day, "Sandra Bullock, is she the new Julia Roberts?" Well, what do you think?

Here`s where you go to let us know, You can also e-mail us,

ANDERSON: I`ve got to say, Mariah Carey performed brilliantly in "Precious", but what was she thinking when she gave this tipsy speech, all caught on tape?


CAREY: And please forgive me because I`m a little bit -- yes.


ANDERSON: Tonight, Mimi`s brand-new idea to capitalize on her bubbly buzz that will have you saying, "I`ll drink to that!"


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

ANDERSON: And now, Hollywood`s A-list. So many stars have been encouraging others to get involved with the relief effort in Haiti. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has been telling you how Hollywood is working hard to raise money and donate their time to help those devastated by the earthquake in Haiti.

SHOWBIZ TONIGHT was right there on the Golden Globes` red carpet and -- and we spoke to two A-listers, Kevin Bacon and Leona Lewis. I asked them how they planned to help those in need.


BACON: You can go to We have -- we`ll make it really, really easy for you to donate money to help out. It will be as easy as, you know, buying something online at

LEONA LEWIS, SINGER: I`ve donated myself, and so I hope that everyone else will donate and come together and support them in this time.


ANDERSON: If you want to find more about how you can help, go to



HAMMER (voice-over): The very beautiful Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon, looking quite glamorous and doing their best to keep dry on the rainy Golden Globes red carpet. And, I got to say, dry is what Mariah should be thinking after her tipsy speech at an award show last week.

But no, she`s got a brand new bubbly idea that will leave you saying "I`ll drink to that!"


HAMMER: Tonight, Mariah Carey says cheers to her own brand of champagne. You have got to be kidding me. Well, Mariah, as you may now know, was caught on tape last week completely buzzed on the bubbly at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Let`s watch.


CAREY: I have to say -- this is -- and please forgive me, because I`m a little bit -- yes.


HAMMER: A precious moment indeed, a little tipsy from all that champagne. Still, rather than put a lid on the whole ordeal, she`s actually popping the cork on her very own brand of champagne.

Listen to what Mariah tweeted over the weekend, "Didn`t realize they put the champagne on the tables so, we wouldn`t drink it. LOL. No, seriously, Angel Champagne (Rose) by MC coming soon!"

So, now you too can drink the bubbly like Mimi and do it right there in the comfort of your very own home.

ANDERSON: And the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti continue to fight for their lives. Help is desperately needed. Nearly 80 people have been rescued so far by search teams, thousands more have yet to be found in the rubble.

And as the relief efforts continue, stars from all over Hollywood have been donating their time and money to the affected areas. Sandra Bullock, Madonna, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have all donated huge sums of money. George Clooney will host a global telethon on Friday, and that will air on CNN. But more help is needed.

If you want to find out how you can help, visit and impact your world.

HAMMER: Well, on Friday we asked you to vote on our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Question of the Day. Just moments ago I was handed these, the final results.

Here`s what we asked, "Late night mess -- whose team are you on?" It`s been (ph) one-sided here, 70 percent say Team Conan, 30 percent are on Team Leno.

Let me get to a couple of the e-mails that we received. A lot of them came in over the weekend. We have from Pat in California who writes, "I love jay and think he should stay on "The Tonight Show". In my opinion he should have never been asked to leave."

Also, from Tim in Tennessee, writing, "I`m on Team Conan all the way. It`s not fair for Conan to be punished because Leno failed in primetime." And Kelly from Texas writes, "I`ve always watched Jay. I am really tired of people blaming him for what is really NBC`s fault."

Well, thank you for your e-mails, and thank you for watching. That is it for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m AJ Hammer in New York.

ANDERSON: And I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. Don`t forget, you can catch SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on the 11s -- 11:00 PM Eastern, 11:00 PM Pacific, and also in the morning. That`s at 11:00 AM Eastern, right here on HLN. Take care.