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SHOWBIZ TONIGHT

Mega-Mysteries on the Casey Anthony Trial; Explosive Bristol Palin Bombshell; Jennifer Aniston`s Love Confession; J-Lo`s Future on "American Idol"

Aired June 27, 2011 - 23:00:00   ET

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A.J. HAMMER, HOST: Big news breaking tonight on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT - showbiz mega-mysteries in the Casey Anthony trial. Startling revelations today that Casey could be melting down.

Tonight, is Casey about to cop a plea deal? Does she need to take the stand? And could there be riots if she is acquitted?

Explosive Bristol bombshell. Bristol Palin`s remarkable revelations today about sex with her ex, Levi Johnston, and why she says Levi stole her virginity.

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BRISTOL PALIN, DAUGHTER OF FMR. GOV. SARAH PALIN: I`m not accusing Levi of date rape and I should have never gotten myself into a situation like that.

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Jennifer Aniston`s love confession? Jen speaks out today for the very first time since going public with her new man.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Are you happy with the personal area of your life?

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HAMMER: Is this the one for Jen? TV`s most provocative entertainment news show breaks news right now.

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Hello. I`m A.J. Hammer coming to you from New York City with big news breaking tonight about startling new mega-mysteries in the Casey Anthony trial.

One of those mysteries was solved today, but SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you that only led to a remarkable number of brand-new mega-mysteries. The mystery solved today, why did the judge suddenly tell everyone to go home on Saturday?

It was supposed to be a full day of testimony. The shocking answer came today, the possibility that Casey Anthony was melting down and may not able to continue the trial on charges she killed her two-year-old daughter, Caylee. Watch what the judge decided.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Based upon the reports the court has reviewed, the court will find that the defendant is competent to continue to proceed.

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HAMMER: So that settled that, the judge ruling today that Casey is competent to stand trial and it was seen live right here on HLN bringing the trial to you live every day.

But tonight there are other mega-mysteries lurking out there, so let`s me get to our HLN all stars. Right now, Jane Velez-Mitchell is covering the trial in Orlando. Jane, of course, seen every night here on HLN at 7:00 p.m. Eastern on "ISSUES WITH JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL."

With me tonight in New York, Sunny Hostin from "In Session." Sunny is seen throughout the day, every day right here on HLN`s coverage of the Casey Anthony murder trial with her remarkable analysis.

All right. Moving to the developments here, I`ve got to tell you we were just floored today when we heard that Casey Anthony was being evaluated on whether or not she was competent to stand trial. That leads to our first big showbiz mega-mystery tonight, is Casey melting down? Jane, what is going on here?

JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL, HOST, "ISSUES WITH JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL": Well, I think it`s a very good possibility that she is having some sort of meltdown. Imagine the pressure she is under - the entire world watching, her brother taking the stand on Friday and weeping and she wept as well.

And then the prospect of her dad being called up to the stand by her own attorneys and possibly grilled about allegedly molesting her. That would be too much for anybody to take.

The other possibilities are, she`s pretending to have a meltdown or did pretend to have a meltdown. Or maybe there`s some big battle in the defense team over whether or not she should testify.

Those are the three main possibilities we`ve been debating.

HAMMER: Yes. And I have to say I agree with you. Regardless of the truth here, there has to be an immense amount of pressure that few of us could actually understand.

And in the end, we know that the judge ruled Casey Anthony is in fact competent to stand trial. Let`s watch how he broke that news this morning as seen live right here on HLN.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The court ordered that the defendant to be examined by three psychologists to determine her competency to proceed.

Based upon the reports that the court has reviewed, the court will find that the defendant is competent to continue to proceed.

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HAMMER: All right. Sunny, so you heard what he said there. Three psychologists examined Casey over the weekend. Do you think that perhaps she is starting to crack under the pressure?

SUNNY HOSTIN, LEGAL CONTRIBUTOR, "IN SESSION": I think it`s possible. I think everyone`s theory is that it`s time for her to testify because, remember, in opening statements, they came out with these allegations that George Anthony has been molesting Casey Anthony and that Caylee drowned an accidental death.

I think then that the defense attorneys may be rethinking that strategy because the only person that can put that evidence on in my view is Casey Anthony. This happened over the weekend, this alleged meltdown.

And the legal standard is whether or not she understands the legal proceedings against her or whether or not she can aid in her own defense.

And so I wonder if the competency issue is related to that. Can she aid her attorneys in her own defense? Can she get on the witness stand and tell the same story that they told in opening statements? That I really think is the issue behind this.

HAMMER: And of course, you said alleged meltdown, because to Jane`s point, who knows?

HOSTIN: She could be malingering. I mean, a lot of people are saying that. She`s a consummate professional liar. They`ve admitted to that, but they said she lies because of the sexual abuse.

So who knows if it was factual, being three - not two, not one, but three psychologists found that she was completely competent to stand trial.

HAMMER: Yes. And now that she`s been declared competent to stand trial, everybody is wondering whether she will be convicted or acquitted, of course, now that this thing is going to go on.

But here`s another possibility leading to our next showbiz mega- mystery tonight, could Casey cop a plea deal? Jane, give me a reality check on that.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, hypothetically, it`s always possible. We`ve seen, in some cases, plea deals come down even while the jurors are deliberating.

But she was offered a plea deal right before jury selection started. She turned it down. So I don`t know if the judge is going to be tickled to have that development this late in the game. One thing I can say with certainty about this crazy case - anything can happen.

HAMMER: Yes. We`ve been seeing that each and every day. And let`s say that Casey doesn`t cop a plea deal. Let`s say she beats the rap.

That leads to our next showbiz mega-mystery tonight - what happens if Casey is acquitted? Now, Sunny, the "New York Times" actually quoted someone as saying there could be riots if she`s acquitted. Do you actually see it going that far?

HOSTIN: I have to agree. And remember, people standing in line all night to get a golden ticket, one of the 50 seats to get in and all the fights that broke out?

I can imagine that something like that could certainly happen if she`s acquitted. My Facebook page blows up every time I say anything like, "Wow, the defense did pretty well today." I get hate mail. I get people saying, "What are talking -"

HAMMER: So if you`re getting it -

HOSTIN: So if I`m getting it - if she gets acquitted it, I think is very possible that there`s going to be such outrage.

HAMMER: Well, Casey`s defense team did call a chemistry professor to the stand today to slam the prosecution`s claim that Casey stuffed her daughter`s body in the trunk of her car.

Casey`s own mother said in her 911 call to the police that she smelled death in Casey`s car. Watch what happened today.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It`s my expert opinion that there`s currently no instrumental method that`s been scientifically validated to the level that it could be used to identify the presence or absence of human remains based on the chemical residues that are present.

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HAMMER: We know that the defense went after this professor`s testimony today. But let`s face it, there is no hard proof that Casey killed her daughter. Emotions running really high in this case.

People, as Sunny was just saying, are lining up every day, even fighting over tickets to get a seat in that courtroom. Jane, in your mind, what happens if Casey is acquitted?

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, I think there would be tremendous anger, but I don`t know if I would go so far as to say that there`s going to be riots because I`ve been talking to the people, mostly women lined up to go into this trial.

They`re very decent people. These are mothers, not the type to riot generally. But I do think there will be tremendous anger and frustration. There could be some protests.

There could be some calls for - I don`t know - something on Facebook. But I don`t see these women that I`ve been seeing every single day lining up here going into a full-fledged riot mode.

HOSTIN: Let`s hope not.

HAMMER: Let`s hope not for sure. Let me get to another showbiz mega- mystery in this truly dramatic case that has captured the world`s attention.

Does Casey need to take the stand? Now, Sunny, you mentioned a moment ago, because, really, the thinking on that can change day it day in this case.

HOSTIN: Yes.

HAMMER: So as it sits right now, are you actually leaning towards the idea that if they want to have any kind of success here, she needs to take the stand?

HOSTIN: I am and I said it from the very beginning, I think Jose Baez, the defense attorney in this case, put her on the witness stand with his opening statement.

He said that Casey Anthony was sexually abused since she was eight years old by her father, George Anthony. He also said she isn`t a murderer because her daughter died accidentally by drowning.

Who else is a witness to that? Only Casey Anthony. She has to get on the witness to prove that theory. If she doesn`t get on the witness stand and there is no evidence of this after he basically promised this to the jury, that spells big trouble.

HAMMER: Wow. It would be certainly riveting and a huge moment in this trial. Jane Velez-Mitchell, Sunny Hostin, I thank you both.

Make sure you stay with HLN for continuing coverage of the latest developments in the Casey Anthony murder trial right here on HLN.

We have to move on now to big Jennifer Aniston romance revelations today. Jen opening up for the very first time on TV about her new man, Justin Thoreau. I`ve got to wonder could this actually be the one for Jen?

There`s absolutely no love between Bristol Palin and her former man, Levi Johnston. Why is she telling the world today that he stole her virginity?

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B. PALIN: I`m not accusing Levi of date rape or rape at all. But I am just looking back with the adult eyes that I have now and just thinking that was a foolish decision.

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HAMMER: It`s Bristol`s bombshells tonight. Levi is not going to like this. Should Bristol really be spilling the beans on Levi though?

And SHOWBIZ breaks news about J-Lo and her future on "American Idol." Is Jennifer Lopez coming back? This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

Time now for the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" - more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news tonight.

TEXT: Chris Brown wins four BET awards including best R & B artist and video of the year. Stars speak out about Chris Brown getting past his troubles.

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NE-YO, R & B SINGER: I mean, he`s not perfect, you know. Nobody`s perfect. (UNINTELLIGIBLE) different people. You know, everybody`s not the same. I didn`t grow up the way he grew up, not to say he grew up (UNINTELLIGIBLE) or nothing. But you know, it`s two different walks of life.

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HAMMER: A wedding bonanza for Neil Patrick Harris? Not so fast. The "How I Met Your Mother" star is setting the record straight after sparking a wedding frenzy online.

He tweeted up a storm following the big news that gay marriage will now be legalized in New York, after tweeting he and his long-time love, David Burtka, were engaged and waiting for an available date.

Well, he backtracked tweeting this today, "Dear media, just because David and I will soon be able to marry in New York doesn`t mean we are actively planning a wedding. Cart before horse."

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

And tonight, everyone from Lady Gaga to Ellen DeGeneres join Neil Patrick Harris today in tweeting their absolute joy over New York just becoming the sixth state to legalize gay marriage.

Let me read to you what Ellen DeGeneres tweeted, "I`m thrilled about the news from New York. Marriage equality. Every day, we get a little closer. What an amazing feeling."

Here`s what Lady Gaga tweeted, "The revolution is ours to fight for love, justice plus equality. Rejoice, New York and propose. We did it."

Well, former "Star Trek" star, George Takei, has already been there, done that. He married his longtime partner, Brad, more than two years ago after California legalized gar marriage.

George, with us tonight in Hollywood. Make sure you look for George in his new movie. Yes, he`s starring along with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in "Larry Crowne." It opens up on Friday. Great to see you, George.

GEORGE TAKEI, ACTOR: Good to be on your show again.

HAMMER: Well, let`s talk about what`s happened here. You and your husband, Brad Altman, own an apartment in New York. I know this is something you guys have been fighting for for years.

So tell me, George, what was going through your head when the news broke that New York had legalized same-sex marriage finally?

TAKEI: Well, we were in Tulsa, Oklahoma doing a weekend "Star Trek" convention. And when we got the word, the breaking news in New York, that marriage equality is legal, we just let out a great big shout that I`m sure could have been heard in New York as well.

And you know, we`re Californians as well and we know that the good waves coming from New York is going to make a profound influence on our situation here.

As you know, we had Proposition 8. But I am confident that Proposition 8 will be gone before the end of the year and marriage equality will be back in California.

HAMMER: And as everybody`s been talking about this, George, I`m sure you`re hearing the same thing. I`ve been hearing a lot of people today comparing New York`s new gay marriage law to other major civil rights victories over the ages.

That was exactly how actress Kerry Washington explained things last night when we spoke with her at the BET awards. I want to you watch what she told us.

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KERRY WASHINGTON, ACTRESS: I think it`s important at events like this for people of color to realize, you know, that when Barack Obama was born, it was illegal in several states for his parents to be married because it wasn`t that long ago that interracial marriage was illegal.

So we have to be very careful about legislating love in this country. If we say that people of a certain sexual orientation can`t be married, we might go back to saying that people of different races can`t be married. And we can`t afford to do that.

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HAMMER: George, do you think there will come a time, hopefully, before the time when "Star Trek" takes place in the 23rd century, we`ll be saying can you believe that gay marriage was once illegal?

TAKEI: It`s going to be really an antique situation, because we have in Defense of Marriage Act - we call it DOMA. And that, too, is going to be gone before too long.

We have a president who really hasn`t been at the leadership yet. You know, with New York, the driving force in New York was a Catholic governor, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose intelligence, his savvy, his strategy and his discipline made this all possible.

And that`s the kind of leadership we need from President Obama. And I`m sure that it is going to - DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, will eventually be gone. And all these things about, you know, resistance to marriage equality will sound very antique. New York was a great landmark in American civil rights history.

HAMMER: Got to end it there, George. But to that, we say, live long and prosper. George Takei, thanks for joining us. Always great to see you. Can`t wait to see you in the new Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts movie, "Larry Crowne." It opens on Friday.

Well, I have to say as move on tonight. So many people calling into the "Showbiz on Call" phone lines. They are fired up over Casey Anthony and all the crying going on on the stand.

I can tell you not a whole lot of sympathy for the Anthony family tonight from SHOWBIZ TONIGHT viewers. Got a call into "Showbiz on Call" from Anala in New Mexico who believes that Casey is all about the fame.

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ANALA, CALLER FROM NEW MEXICO: I don`t care how many people cried today and how emotional it got. I think that Casey Anthony is trying to be an actress. She`s thinking of a book. She`s thinking of a movie of the week.

She has always thought of herself first, last and always. Her child, who is dead, is incidental.

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HAMMER: Thank you for that call, Anala. We always love to hear from you and what your opinion is. So please call us at "Showbiz on Call," sound off on this or anything else.

The "Showbiz on Call" phone lines are open all the time. Here is the number - 1-888-SBT-BUZZ. That`s 1-888-728-2899. Leave us a voicemail right there so we can play your call right here on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

And there is outrage tonight over a big Chris Brown-Rihanna mix up at the BET awards.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And the winner is - Chris Brown. Did I get it wrong? I`m sorry, Rihanna, "What`s My Name."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK, this is awkward.

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HAMMER: Yes. An understatement there. Why would the presenter mix up Rihanna and Chris Brown of all people? We`re going to show that to you and tell you what happened.

Also, explosive Bristol Palin bombshells to talk about today. Bristol`s absolutely stunning revelation about why she and Levi split after just announcing their second engagement in a magazine.

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B. PALIN: The magazine was released on a Wednesday and that Wednesday, when it went nationwide, Levi comes home, comes to my condo and tells me that a girl might have his baby.

And that was definitely like a punch to the stomach because it`s like, OK, I just betrayed my family for you.

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HAMMER: Bristol going ballistic on Levi Johnston. Let me tell you, it`s not pretty. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

Here comes the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" - more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news tonight.

TEXT: Michael Jackson`s "Thriller" jacket sells for $1.8 million at auction. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT exclusive first look, "Five Days of War."

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UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: His execution (UNINTELLIGIBLE). It`s all over the tape. We have to get it out.

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: How long do we have?

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: You have two minutes to transfer.

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: What are you doing?

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: Is there anything else?

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: Get me out of here!

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We`ve got a tie!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Jaden and Willow Smith.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Wow!

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HAMMER: It was a family affair at the BET awards last night. Will Smith`s superstar kids, Willow and Jaden, giving each other a big hug after they both win the young stars award.

They went on stage together as their beaming parents, Will and Jada, looked on. Willow and Jaden thanked their parents during their acceptance speech. Very, very cute moment.

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

Tonight, a big Chris Brown Rihanna mix-up. This was heard around the world. Now, imagine this - you get a chance to present the BET viewers choice award on live TV, which seems pretty cool, right?

Maybe not so much for Tiffany Green. She had a very embarrassing moment. It has suddenly become an instant Internet sensation. You have got to check out what happened last night on BET awards there.

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TIFFANY GREEN, PRESENTER AT THE BET AWARDS: We are here to announce the winner of the Coca Cola Viewers Choice award. And the winner is, Chris Brown, "Look At Me Now." I`m sorry, Rihanna, "What`s My Name."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK, this is awkward. OK. OK. It`s OK. The winner is Drizzy Drake. Come on over here, Drake. Congratulations, Drake.

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HAMMER: It wasn`t Drake either. What happened here? Let me bring in SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Kareen Wynter. Kareen, please straighten all this out for me.

KAREEN WYNTER, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT CORRESPONDENT: Well, A.J., Tiffany Green, that young lady there - she is getting a whole lot of heat today after that moment, given that Chris Brown pleaded guilty to beating Rihanna two years ago.

BET claims human error. Tiffany tweeted up a storm saying, "The tablet (EXPLETIVE DELETED) said Chris Brown. The teleprompter said Rihanna. What the (EXPLETIVE DELETED)?"

Well, the host came out. A little damage control came out on stage with a smiling Chris Brown to clear things up. Check this out.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I`ve got to congratulate my man, Chris Brown, on the pandemonium award. You know, basically, all you guys love him so much, that`s why he won.

Also, I want to clear something up about the Viewers Choice Award. People, there was a mistake. People went a little crazy when the mistake happened. Tiffany and the tablet were right. Chris Brown is our Viewers Choice award winner. Yes, congratulations.

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HAMMER: Unbelievable. Thank you for setting the record straight - SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Kareen Wynter. Appreciate it.

Now, we move on to the SHOWBIZ lineup. Here is what`s coming up at the bottom of the hour on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Jennifer Aniston`s love confession? Jen speaking out today for the first time since going public with her new man.

Explosive Bristol bombshell. Bristol Palin`s remarkable revelations today about sex with her ex, Levi Johnston. Why she says Levi stole her virginity. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

Time now for the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" - more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news tonight.

TEXT: "Cars 2" wins weekend box office with $68 million. "Bad Teacher" in second with $31 million. Mariah Carey tweets photo of baby Monroe`s "diva behavior."

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HAMMER: Big news breaking tonight on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT - Jennifer Aniston`s love confession? Jen can barely contain herself in a new interview out today. Has Jen finally found the one?

Bristol`s bombshell. Why she claims her ex, Levi Johnston, stole her virginity.

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B. PALIN: I`m not accusing Levi of date rape or rape at all. But I am just looking back with the adult eyes that I have now and just thinking that was a foolish decision.

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HAMMER: So what is Bristol saying about Levi Johnston exactly? Plus, how betraying her family for the love of Levi blew up in Bristol`s face on the day of her engagement.

SHOWBIZ breaks news about J-Lo`s future. New details from an "Idol" insider. Is Jennifer Lopez coming back?

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

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HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. It is 30 minutes past the hour. I`m A.J. Hammer coming to you from New York City. We`ve got big news breaking tonight - Jen`s love confession.

Wow. Jennifer Aniston seems all aglow with what looks like a brand- new love with actor Justin Thoreau. And she spoke out today in her very first interview since news broke of their reported relationship.

But wait, there`s more. As is Jen`s mysterious way, she`s playing coy. But today, even more evidence that Aniston has a new partner in canoodle.

It seems Aniston the role to her appearance on Bravo`s "Inside the Actors` Studio," and kept reportedly winking and blowing kisses at him.

If that wasn`t enough compelling evidence in the Aniston love mystery, well, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT obtained today a special little photo which we are going to show you.

Right now with me in New York, Darren McMullen. Darren is the host of NBC`s brand-new and I must say fascinating new adventure dating reality series. It`s called "Love in the Wild." Also, in New York, TV journalist, Taryn Winter Brill.

All right. So Jennifer Aniston, I must admit, is simply an enigma to me. She claims she hates the spotlight on her love life, but acts all mysterious and coy about her love life. And that, of course, attracts even more attention.

Today, we got more of a full picture of Aniston`s love puzzle, because she was on "Good Morning America." And in her own coy way, she let entertainment reporter, Lara Spencer, know she is really happy. Watch this.

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LARA SPENCER, ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER: Are you happy with the personal area of your life?

JENNIFER ANISTON, ACTRESS: Yes, I`m very happy. I`m extremely lucky and extremely happy.

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HAMMER: And that was it. All right, Darren. You fashioned yourself somewhat of a relationship expert, I must imagine.

DARREN MCMULLEN, HOST, "LOVE IN THE WILD": Yes.

HAMMER: You work on a dating reality show. Why in the world does Jennifer Aniston maintain this mystery about her love life, especially if she`s happy? Because it seems like a constant guessing game with her.

As I said, that draws more attention to it. But do you think it`s maybe because she`s been so burned in the past?

MCMULLEN: Possibly. Quite possibly the fact that she`s happy is that she gets paid millions of dollars to pretend to see other people in wonderful movies.

HAMMER: Oh, there`s that.

MCMULLEN: And lives in mansions. And her biggest problem is having to down size her overly massive mansion. But you know, I think what we`re seeing from Jennifer Aniston here - it`s not a serious relationship with this guy. See, Jennifer Aniston is an Aquarius like me, and this is the Age of Aquarius.

HAMMER: It is.

MCMULLEN: We`re free love - you know, inhibitions, the whole bit. I wouldn`t be surprised if you see Jen stepping out with several partners.

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Maybe she`ll be either be - yes. (UNINTELLIGIBLE) coming out of a swinger`s club with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

HAMMER: There`s your headline right there. And I, all along, thought this was only the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Didn`t realize we were actually already there.

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MCMULLEN: We`re there.

HAMMER: Taryn, you heard it right there from Aniston`s lips. Looks, she seems happy. Her personal life is happy. She said it right there on "Good Morning America." She`s bringing this guy, Justin, out to public appearances.

There are photos of them out there smooching. What the heck are we to make of this? Why doesn`t she come out and say it already?

TARYN WINTER-BRILL, TV JOURNALIST: She doesn`t have to say it. You know, the proof is in the pudding with the pictures. The pictures say it all. Why does she have to say, "Yes, I`m in this relationship"?

I mean, there`s the proof. And she`s happy and she likes this. We like it. We like talking about it. She likes the spotlight. It`s her energy. It`s a cycle and it continues. And hey, if I were her, I`d probably do the same thing, A.J.

HAMMER: All right. Well, if your pudding is ready, I believe we have more proof, because there is another piece to this mystery, a piece of the puzzle.

It`s a whole crazy thing. I mean, look at this photo right here, OK? Are you seeing this? This is a new photo SHOWBIZ TONIGHT obtained today, Aniston with a tattoo on her foot.

Now, the tattoo says "Norman." That`s not somebody she`s adding as another partner. She doesn`t have a second boyfriend named Norman. It`s actually a tribute to her 15-year-old dog who died.

I actually think that`s quite sweet. But people are saying she might have been swayed to get that ink by her tattoo-loving man friend, Justin, who apparently has a lot of tattoos.

People - look, they`re grasping at straws here. Darren, what do you think? Is that more proof? Or is it just a photo of a woman with tattoo on her foot?

MCMULLEN: That`s definitely a photo of a woman with a tattoo on her foot. I mean, it`s quite safe place to get a tattoo because you`re wearing shoes all the time. That`s probably not going to last very long.

So it`s not a life-long commitment. It think it`s quite sweet, you know. People get tattoos of dogs and dead relatives tattooed on them all the time. But really, I don`t think it has anything to do with this new guy, although, back to what I was saying before, and maybe this is the free-spirited Jennifer Aniston in the dawning of the Age of Aquarius that we`re in.

HAMMER: I wasn`t aware of the dead relative tattoos were trending either.

MCMULLEN: They are, yes.

HAMMER: But of course, this is not the only celebrity news making big buzz today. Prince Harry finally clearing up reports, thank goodness, that he is dating Princess Kate`s sister, Pippa Middleton.

Now, wouldn`t that be a fairy tale? It does look like it`s the end of the road for Charlie Sheen and his goddesses? And it`s a secret wedding for "James Bond" star, Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz. All that`s making big news in the buzz today.

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HAMMER: Top secret "I do`s." SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can confirm "James Bond" actor, Daniel Craig, and Oscar winner, Rachel Weisz got married in a super- secret wedding.

The undercover lovers tied the knot in New York with ceremony details kept confidential. According to London`s "Daily Mail," the acting duo exchanged vows in front of their children, both from previous relationships.

The now-married couple will be seen together in the upcoming release, "Dream House."

No royal fairy tale for the prince and Pippa. Prince Harry shoots down romance reports linking him to royal sister-in-law, Pippa Middleton. Harry, who is third in line to the throne, reportedly told the "Daily Mail," Pippa? Ha! No. I am not seeing anyone at the moment. I am 100 percent single."

And then, there were none for Charlie Sheen. Sheen`s last remaining goddess, Natalie Kenly, has reportedly hit the road and moved out of the Sheen household.

According to TMZ, the former "Two and a Half Men" star wants the Mercedes he bought Kenly back.

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HAMMER: I wonder if that`s going to happen. The last of Charlie Sheen`s goddesses gone? The real mystery to me is, what the heck did she stick around so long for? Maybe, you know, it`s to get - make sure all the car payments were made. I don`t know.

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Not winning clearly, right?

WINTER-BRILL: Yes. Yes. Yes. Losing - I mean, I think she was there for the publicity. He was on Twitter every day. He was in the press. We were talking about him every day.

She rode the wave and now it`s over. But I think maybe now that his goddesses are gone, maybe he should add some angels to the mix, Charlie`s Angels.

MCMULLEN: I like it.

HAMMER: Darren, I mean, what do you think? Look, the Charlie Sheen debacle has now pretty much gone underground as far as I`m concerned and the last of the goddesses is gone. Are you sitting there in shock?

MCMULLEN: Is this the hooker or the stripper? Which one is this?

HAMMER: I don`t know. I mean, I can`t confirm either.

MCMULLEN: I mean, he`s loveable (UNINTELLIGIBLE), isn`t he? Charlie Sheen. God bless him. I don`t think he`s quite up to scratch of what the dictionary definition of a goddess is.

But he`s high as a kite most of the time, so that`s actually (UNINTELLIGIBLE). Anyway, I don`t think he`s going to have any problem finding another woman in L.A. who is going to use his celebrity to climb the social ladder.

Will he find, you know, a significant deep life-long partner? Probably not. Does he want one? Probably not.

HAMMER: All right. And I`m going to protect you here. We cannot confirm that he`s high as a kite all the time.

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MCMULLEN: Just like me, he`s winning.

HAMMER: I want to talk quickly, though, about these reports now as we move on. Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton dating. You know, he says it`s not happening.

But it`s kind of like a British version of Jen Aniston. Harry said today not true. But don`t you think it would be a fantastic twist to the whole royal modern fairytale?

WINTER-BRILL: I think it would be fantastic. I mean, we like the royal circus. And this would a 21st century twist. I mean, it makes for good headlines. We like to speculate about it.

But in my heart, do I think they`re dating? No. Are they bumming around? Yes. No pun intended, bumming around.

HAMMER: OK - moving on now -

WINTER-BRILL: I`m sorry.

HAMMER: Taryn Winter-Brill, Darren McMullen, I thank you both for being here. Make sure you check out Darren`s new show. It`s called "Love in the Wild" and it premieres on Wednesday night on NBC.

Moving on to Bristol`s bombshell sex revelations about Levi Johnston. Plus, Levi`s ultimate betrayal on the very day of their engagement was front page news.

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B. PALIN: The magazine was released on a Wednesday. And that Wednesday, when it went nationwide, Levi comes home, comes to my condo and tells me that a girl might have his baby. And that was definitely like a punch to the stomach because it`s like, "OK, I just betrayed my family for you."

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HAMMER: Unbelievable. But is all this Levi trash talking the worst thing that Bristol could be doing right now?

SHOWBIZ breaks news, exclusive new details about Jennifer Lopez and her future with "American Idol." Movies or idol? Idol or movies? An insider tells all.

It is time for the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" - more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news tonight.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It was frustrating at times to set up a meeting with legislative leaders to talk about a piece of legislation or a bill or an issue or something that need to be worked out, and the whole time he would be doing this.

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HAMMER: A scathing new documentary may have Sarah Palin running for the hills of Alaska. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you that this as yet untitled documentary is making the rounds in Hollywood, it actually could be coming to a screen near you.

The director telling SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that what he learned while he was making this film terrifies him. The director also tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that he hopes his Sarah Palin documentary will debut at the Toronto Film Festival this September.

Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. Sarah not the only Palin causing controversy tonight. So is Bristol Palin who drops some big bombshells today.

SHOWBIZ TONIGHT revealing all the shocking details about Bristol Palin`s life with Levi Johnston before their big engagement break-up left him out in the cold.

With me, tonight, in New York, TV journalist, Taryn Winter-Brill. Also, Bonnie Fuller, who is the president and editor-in-chief of "HollywoodLife.com."

So Bristol now telling all in this brand-new book. It`s called, "Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far." Wow, what a journey it`s been.

Now, for the first time, she`s on TV giving an interview and she`s revealing that she was a virgin when Levi Johnston got her pregnant and she says got her drunk. Watch what she revealed to Robin Roberts this morning on "Good Morning America."

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ROBIN ROBERTS, CO-HOST, "GOOD MORNING AMERICA": It`s not that your virginity that you lost it, but you use the word "stolen" that, in essence, Levi got you drunk and stole, again your words, your virginity. Can you clarify that at all?

B. PALIN: That`s what it felt like. I`m not accusing Levi of date rape or rape at all. But I am just looking back with the adult eyes that I have now and just thinking that was a foolish decision.

I should have never been underage drinking and I should have never gotten myself into a situation like that.

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HAMMER: OK. So look, she`s clearly owning up to the fact she made a mistake. But Taryn, I`ve got to tell you, I was floored to hear the back story of all of this. What was your reaction?

WINTER-BRILL: Yes. When I heard her statements, I thought it was a little contradictory. It was stolen from her but she doesn`t cry rape.

But I do think what she meant to say was that maybe the wine coolers stole her virginity, because she mentioned she didn`t know the stuff was so strong. And I`m sure a lot of, you know, teenagers can relate to that.

But in my humble opinion, A.J., I think she stole her own virginity. If she was drinking too much, that was her choice.

HAMMER: Yes.

WINTER-BRILL: She doesn`t claim that he made her drink, so I think she has to own up to it.

HAMMER: Yes. And I think she is. I think she has taken responsibility here. How do you react to that, though, Bonnie?

BONNIE FULLER, PRESIDENT AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, "HOLLYWOODLIFE.COM": I do think she`s taking responsibility. And I applaud her for that and I applaud her for warning teenagers not to drink and not to underage drink.

However, clearly, she liked him. She kept the relationship going. She didn`t say she got pregnant that one night. And she was clear - she`s been clear that she continued her sexual relationship.

So she made those decisions despite the fact that she later came out to say she should be - that she wanted to be an abstinence expert.

HAMMER: Right. Well, and it`s been quite a road for her. And Bristol dropping yet another bombshell today about why she broke off her engagement with Levi last year, just as a big cover story in "Us Weekly" broke in the news that they were engaged.

It turned out Levi had gotten someone else pregnant. Watch what Bristol said about that today on "GMA."

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B. PALIN: Levi comes home, comes to my condo and tells me that a girl might have his baby. And that was definitely like a punch to the stomach. Going into the work the next morning, there`s big bouquets of flowers. Congratulations on your engagement and all this stuff. And I had to sit there and just, like, grin and bear it, and just, "Oh, thanks," when in all reality, I was just fuming inside.

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HAMMER: You can`t make this stuff up. And as if that was not bad enough, Bristol couldn`t say a thing about the betrayal for two whole weeks because she was under contract with "Us Weekly" for that cover story.

Honestly, I can`t imagine what that must have been like. But Taryn, I`m thinking, you know, there are a whole lot of Bristol bashers out there maybe hearing a story that they`re going to cut her a little slack and have some sympathy.

WINTER-BRILL: I don`t know.

HAMMER: Maybe not. I don`t know.

WINTER-BRILL: Yes, I don`t know. I mean, it`s a difficult situation for everybody involved. Do you want to feel bad for her though? Yes. She`s a young girl. She`s under all this scrutiny.

And you know, she`s just trying to provide for her son and talking badly about the father of her son. There`s been precedent. I mean, the family has spoken badly about him.

It`s not the first time we`re hearing it, so I think she`s just doing what she has to do. But I applaud her, her candor, A.J. I think she`s being completely honest about the situation.

HAMMER: But the problem is - I mean, I really have a hard time with the fact that, you know, she`s trashing Levi in this book, who is still the father of her son with Levi Johnston.

And perhaps, maybe the relationship that Levi has with Tripp now is not that good. But this is something, Bonnie, that Tripp is going to have to deal with later in life. Tripp is going to have all of these very public things out there that in my mind should be private.

FULLER: I agree. I think it`s absolutely terrible what she`s doing. It`s no better than what Kate Gosselin has done. She`s repeatedly trashed her ex, Jon.

You know, women - listen. She`s a woman scorned right now and she wants to make a buck. But she`s making a buck at the expense of her son and the relationship that they are going to have for the rest of their lives.

HAMMER: Yes. I mean, I`m thinking, do you really want all of your son`s friends to know, "Well, my mom got drunk on wine coolers and then got pregnant because of that"?

I realize she may be trying to get a good message out there. But it seems to me and not being cynical about it, like, "Yes, I needed to sell some books." All right. Well, Bonnie, Taryn, I thank you both very much.

Moving on now, SHOWBIZ breaks Destiny`s Child news tonight. Could Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams actually be reuniting?

There was some big buzz about this as SHOWBIZ TONIGHT hit the red carpet for the BET Awards. We caught up with someone who definitely knows, super-producer, Sean Garrett.

Now, Sean is behind some of Beyonce`s biggest hits like "Ring the Alarm," "Videophone." So are B and the girls heading back into the studio together?

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SEAN GARRETT, PRODUCER: I don`t know, I don`t know. I know one thing - I would love to see them get back together. You know what I mean?

And I don`t know. You never know. But I know one thing, me knowing how much they love each other. We`ll see. But, you know, it would be nice. It would be nice.

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HAMMER: Yes, I agree. It would be nice. And the reports about this reunion flying fast and furiously right now, even a report that Destiny`s Child could have an album out by fall.

By the way, Beyonce`s new album is called "Four" and it drops tomorrow.

Well, Jennifer Lopez just revealed she`s on the fence about returning to "American Idol." Jen says she wants to make more movies.

Tonight, SHOWBIZ breaks news about J-Lo`s future. New details from an "Idol" insider. We`ll have that for you, next. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

Time for the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" - here come more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news tonight.

TEXT: Kim Kardashian`s rep denies Kim has set a wedding date. Stars speak out about Chris Brown getting past his troubles.

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ROMEO, RAPPER: Anybody who becomes a superstar in front of everybody`s eyes - you`ve got to realize, I don`t care if it`s Chris Brown or it`s me or it`s you. Growing up, everybody is going to make mistakes.

But it`s a lot different when you`re in front of that camera. That`s all I`m going to say. You`ve got to be prepared for everything.

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HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. And now, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT breaks news about TV`s biggest summer cliffhanger. Is Jennifer Lopez staying on "American Idol" or is she going?

Well, J-Lo has said she just might not return for a second season as a judge on "Idol" despite her massive success. J-lo says she might be too busy with all of her other projects - music, movies, her fashion empire. Well, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT breaks news about all of that.

Back with us tonight in New York, Darren McMullen, who is the host of NBC`s upcoming must-watch new dating reality series, "Love in the Wild." Also back with me in New York is TV journalist Taryn Winter Brill.

So last at the BET Awards, we spoke with "American Idol`s" music director, Ray Chew. And we asked him, give it up, Ray. Is J-Lo returning or not? Here`s what he told us.

RAY CHEW, "AMERICAN IDOL" MUSIC DIRECTOR: As far as I know, they`re all coming back, you know. Last I spoke to them, they said they were all come being back.

We all love J-Lo and I`d love to see her back. And she`s a friend of mine. I love you J-Lo. You`re not going anywhere. Come on.

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HAMMER: So there you have it. "American Idol`s" music director telling us that J-Lo will be back. And there are a lot of people who think that J-Lo is really pressing for more than the $12 million she reportedly got for this first season that she did.

Taryn, you`ve been covering SHOWBIZ for a long time now. When you hear that, somebody threatening to not come back to a show - and I hate being cynical. But are you like me, you instantly think contract negotiation? They are holding out for more?

WINTER-BRILL: I think - we`re talking about it. And she was a big hit. It`s a hit show. And you know, if she can get more money, why not?

But, hey, she`d be a fool to leave that show. I mean, it just bolstered her career. And what I like is we saw the real J-Lo.

I mean, we`ve seen her on the movies and the big screen. But what`s her personality like? And America fell in love with her. And yes, I mean, if she can get more, go for it.

HAMMER: But do you have to play the game? I guess that`s the thrill, you know.

WINTER-BRILL: You do. It`s the world we live in.

HAMMER: It`s so transparent, but then again, if she`s telling the truth, she still looks bad. It`s kind of a no-win situation.

Darren, let me get your take. You know, I`ve always said about J-Lo and "Idol" this season. Look, the show was great for her and she was great for the show. I actually think it worked really well. Do you think she should be riding this wave a little longer?

MCMULLEN: The show is fantastic. I prefer this year to previous years. I think it`s the Steven Tyler show for me, though.

HAMMER: No kidding.

MCMULLEN: Brilliant. I guess J-Lo`s not from the block anymore if she`s not happy with $12 million. You do have to play the game and that`s the equation. Otherwise, NBC would have my first born children.

You have to go back and forth with this kind of stuff. I mean, J-Lo, I believe, came out and said maybe one of the reasons she doesn`t want to do the show is because she wants to concentrate on the movies.

HAMMER: Yes.

MCMULLEN: To her, I would say, J-Lo, there`s an old expression, "Those who do do, those who can`t, judge." Stick to what you know how to do, judging. You`re great at it. And let`s be honest. Have you ever seen a good J-Lo movie?

HAMMER: Are you talking about "Gigli"? Is that what`s happening here? It was dreadful.

MCMULLEN: She could probably do a home movie with Marc Anthony and it would still end up bombing.

HAMMER: Well, we want to see her stay on "Idol."

WINTER-BRILL: So proud of Jen.

HAMMER: Darren and Taryn, thank you very much. Appreciate it. Well, that is it for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. We thank you for watching. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. Remember, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is now seen exclusively Monday to Friday at 11:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific. That`s right here on HLN.

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