Return to Transcripts main page

Showbiz Tonight

Woody Harrelson Gone Wild; Investigation Into Natasha Richardson`s Death; Would You Watch the Octo-Reality Show?; Snoop Dogg`s Wake-and-Bake on Twitter; Billy Bob Thornton`s Radio Rant

Aired April 10, 2009 - 23:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, CO-HOST: Now, on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, Woody gone wild.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is assault. Woody, this is assault.


HAMMER: Caught on tape, Woody Harrelson`s outrageous attack. Tonight, what set him off? Did Woody cross the line? Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with the startling story behind why Woody went wild.

Tonight, a brand-new explosive and exclusive investigation into Natasha Richardson`s tragic death. Her final steps on a ski slope.


SANJAY GUPTA, CNN CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: What no one could have known then was that when she fell, she hit her head hard enough to fracture her skull.


HAMMER: Tonight, the disturbing brand-new details of what really happened and the heartbreaking question, could Natasha Richardson have been saved?

Plus, an octo-reality check. Developing news about a possible octomom reality show as a Hollywood insider reveals to us whether an octomom reality show would work.

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


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

BROOKE ANDERSON, CO-HOST: Hi there. I`m Brooke Anderson, coming to you from Hollywood. Tonight, stars behaving badly caught on tape.

HAMMER: Oh, boy. We begin with Woody gone wild. Tonight, the unbelievable new video of Woody Harrelson attacking a photographer at a major New York City airport. But was Woody justified in going wild?

ANDERSON: A.J., as we are about to show you, this turned into a very ugly scene with pushing, shoving, shouting, cameras grabbed. And SHOWBIZ TONIGHT confirmed today that an investigation is now underway which is why we can now reveal that this is making big news right now.



ANDERSON (voice-over): It is Woody gone wild.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE PHOTOGRAPHER: Don`t touch me, Woody. Woody, don`t touch me.

ANDERSON: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT brings you this video of actor Woody Harrelson apparently going after a paparazzo, not once, not twice -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE PHOTOGRAPHER: Woody, will you stop. Woody, this is assault.

ANDERSON: But several times in this video from TMZ.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE PHOTOGRAPHER: Woody, could you please chill out? Woody, could you please chill out?

HARVEY LEVIN, MANAGING EDITOR, TMZ: It was quite the scene.


ANDERSON: It all started innocently enough. We see a paparazzo working for TMZ asking Harrelson some questions after the star arrived at New York`s LaGuardia airport. But outside the airport, things get crazy.


ANDERSON: And it`s on. The photographer`s boss, TMZ`s managing editor, Harvey Levin, tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT what Woody allegedly did next.

LEVIN: He grabbed our camera, put it over his head and then threw it to the ground, broke it, then picked it up and just started walking away.

ANDERSON: The TMZ photographer who had another camera on him followed Harrelson.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE PHOTOGRAPHER: Woody, that`s assault and you`re stealing my property. Dude, what do you mean what I`m going to do about it? Can you give me my property, please, so I can at least fix it? Thank you.

ANDERSON: Woody appears to return the camera and then -


ANDERSON: Round two -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE PHOTOGRAPHER: Woody, can you stop? Woody, this is assault. Woody, this is assault, Woody.

ANDERSON: That apparent scuffle ends and Harrelson tries to walk away, but the photographer keeps following him.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE PHOTOGRAPHER: Woody, you just - hey, whoa! Woody, chill out. Woody, Woody, can you please chill out. Woody, could you please. Do not touch me like that. Woody Harrelson -

ANDERSON: The dance continues as the photographer actually follows Harrelson into the airport parking lot and -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE PHOTOGRAPHER: Now, he`s coming after me.

ANDERSON: You get the idea.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE PHOTOGRAPHER: I`m being chased by Woody Harrelson as I`m talking to you. ANDERSON: Now the fight is over. Let the ringside commentary begin.

LEVIN: By my book, you know, Woody Harrelson should not have done what he did.

KIM SERAFIN, SENIOR EDITOR, "IN TOUCH WEEKLY": I think to a certain extent, celebrities are just frustrated with so many cameras all the time in their face following them wherever they go.

ANDERSON: This wasn`t even Woody Harrelson`s first confrontation with a TMZ photographer.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE PHOTOGRAPHER: All I`m doing is filming, man.

WOODY HARRELSON, ACTOR: I`m asking you to turn it off.

ANDERSON: In L.A., back in 2006, Harrelson mixed it up with another one.

SERAFIN: I think you might be starting to hear a lot of people kind of siding with celebrities.

ANDERSON: "In Touch Weekly`s" Kim Serafin tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT paparazzi photographers know full well the value of angry celebrity footage.

SERAFIN: I think a lot of these photographers know that they`ll have a story if it does escalate into a fight.

ANDERSON: But TMZ`s Harvey Levin tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, he doesn`t promote these celebrity-versus-paparazzi battles.

LEVIN: We don`t like these confrontations. We love engaging celebrities in fun conversations.

ANDERSON: About Woody`s latest battle, the New York Port Authority, which polices New York airports tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, quote, "We are looking into this allegation and if it is warranted, we`ll turn it over to the proper authorities."

So we`ll see if Woody`s latest paparazzi battle will turn into his latest court battle.



HAMMER: Well, like today, we got a statement from Woody Harrelson who said, quote, "I wrapped a movie called `Zombieland` where I was constantly under assault by zombies, then through to New York, still very much in character. With my daughter at the airport, I was startled by a paparazzo who I, quite understandably mistook for a zombie."

Tonight, octomom`s big reality TV deal and a brand-new report. Octomom Nadya Suleman confirms that she is in talks for an octo-reality show. And it is making big news right now. "" reported today that Suleman`s attorney says Suleman is very close to making a deal to put on television her 14 kids that includes her octuplets.

But will it be the best or worst reality TV show ever? And will people actually watch this thing? We`ve got a big-time Hollywood producer who can answer those questions.

Joining me in Hollywood tonight, it is reality TV show producer Scott Sternberg. I appreciate you being here, Scott.

And you know reality shows as good as anyone else. I want to run down a few of the shows that you`ve done - the fantastic "Hey, Paula" of Paula Abdul on Bravo. One of my favorites - you did "Shatner`s Raw Nerve" with Bill Shatner for the Biography Channel. "The Singing Office" for TLC.

So the buzz about this octomom reality show is that it would actually follow her and her children and even track her love life. Now, I`ve got to ask you, Scott. As a pro, if you were producing this show, what would you do to make it a hit?

SCOTT STERNBERG, REALITY SHOW PRODUCER: Well, hasn`t she already provided us enough we know so much about her life? I mean, she has the six kids who are at home. Now, there`s eight more. They`re all going to be joining each other. And all 14 are going to be living in the new house that dad just bought for her.

And then, there`s the mother who she doesn`t really talk to and they get into fights. There are all the other characters that are around her in her life. How can it not be a very interesting reality show? Yes, some will watch, some won`t. But you know what? Most likely, you will check it out.

HAMMER: Well, you need those compelling moments. I mean, that is what we are used to seeing on different reality shows on television. And we have seen, as you`ve mentioned, the octomom doing things already. She`s done this reality show of sorts with the video blog. She`s been posting on "Radar Online."

STERNBERG: Right. Right.

HAMMER: Let`s take a look at a moment that I believe you are alluding to. It`s between octomom and, as I like to call her, octo-granny. This was captured in one of those blogs. Roll that for me, Charles.


SULEMAN: Oh, I don`t want to open the door now. Elijah, come inside.

ANGELA SULEMAN, MOTHER OF NADYA SULEMAN: Why are you trying to be so disrespectful to me? Because you are! And I will not!


I got a ride from somebody and I will never come back, lady. I will tell you that.

SULEMAN: Mom, you need to calm down.


HAMMER: Scott, do you really believe that people are just afraid to admit they love this stuff?

STERNBERG: Well, I think you have to have those. And don`t you think that maybe Nadya and her mom talked a little bit about it before they actually let cameras record what they were doing? I think the mom and Nadya moments will be very important in this particular kind of show, if she, in fact, moves forward and does it. And it is definitely a necessity.

HAMMER: And you as a producer - will you have to prod her to have those moments? Or are we pretty certain that she can cover that on her own that just the way she has?

STERNBERG: Well, based on what we`ve seen so far, I think she is probably up to the task herself. We would obviously, if we were producing the show, give her notes, give her thoughts, give her moments of what to do.

But I think you let it unfold. I think it`s a real docu-soap which you let happen as it happens. And that`s with all of the people that are around her in her life. And with those eight kids coming home - I think seven of the eight are now home. My god, that is a lot to cover, don`t you think?

HAMMER: Yes. I think you will have your hands full as well if you were to do a show like that. But I`ve got to tell you, Scott, before you jump out of the chair there to call octomom to get into the studio, let me show you the results of our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT question of the day. We asked online and on air - "Octomom Reality Show: Would you watch?"

And look at this - only 6 percent said they would watch. Astonishingly, 94 percent said no, they don`t want to see this thing. Scott, do you really believe that or are people just afraid to admit they love this stuff?

STERNBERG: Listen, the poll is the poll and that is fine. But you know what? You put this show on the air and that 94 percent is not going to be 94 percent. There are so many people interested in this story and this family that I think that`s going to shift pretty quickly.

There is no way you are going to be able to not at least sample it. And then, if you don`t like it after a week or two, maybe you will go away. But you know what? I`ve got to say it`s a pretty good bet. And those networks that are stepping up that want to have this reality show on air are betting the same thing.

HAMMER: I`ve got a quick question for you. She`s made it clear, octomom, how much money that she needs to keep her family going. I`ve got 10 seconds for you. But how much really could she make doing a reality show?

STERNBERG: Well, if the network really wants to, I think she could negotiate a pretty good fee and it could be quite hefty especially if it is a big, big hit. I mean, let`s look at those other shows like "Jon and Kate Plus 8" or "Dinner for 12." These are shows that are really working. Therefore if it works, I think octomom is in a good place to be maybe rich.

HAMMER: Got to end it there. Scott Sternberg, I appreciate you being with us. Thanks you so much.

STERNBERG: You`re welcome. Thanks, A.J.

HAMMER: All right. Let me turn it over to you. Here`s your chance to chime in on it - "Octomom Reality Show: Would you watch?" You can vote at Or you can email

ANDERSON: A.J., I still cannot get over that video of Woody Harrelson going wild caught on tape.

HAMMER: Yes. Brooke, he is not the only star behaving badly right now and getting caught on tape. Take a look at this. Snoop Dogg lights up what apparently is a joint as he casually broadcasts his wake-and-bake special over the Internet.

And how about what this guy Billy Bob Thornton did on a Canadian radio show? I cannot wait to show you more stars caught on tape and behaving very badly.

ANDERSON: A Bruce Springsteen cheating scandal? Why The Boss is being blamed for the breakup of another man`s marriage. Springsteen fires back, coming up.

HAMMER: Also tonight, the brand-new explosive and exclusive Natasha Richardson investigation, retracing her final steps on the Canadian ski slope where she fell. CNN`s Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes us to the very resort where the tragedy unfolded.


GUPTA: Remember, the closest trauma hospital is 2 1/2 hours away. Richardson`s story is about to take a turn.


HAMMER: Sanjay`s disturbing and startling findings. Plus, the heartbreaking question - could have Natasha been saved? This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.

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

(CAPTION READS: Farrah Fawcett`s son, Redmond O`Neal held without bail after drug arrest. Doctor for Kanye West`s late mother surrenders medical license.)


HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer. And tonight, it is a SHOWBIZ special report, the top 10 women over 40 who rock.

SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has teamed up with the fantastic "More" magazine to name the top 10 women over 40 who are still rocking out on stage as if they were still in their 20s.

I`m talking legends like Tina Turner who still sells out stadiums around the world. Sheryl Crow - she`s 47. She looks amazing and is going strong.

Tonight, it is our exclusive look at the top 10 women over 40 who can still rock out.



(voice over): Legendary singer Tina Turner sings about being simply the best. And SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you Tina is just one of the best rockers over 40 who are fabulous.

LESLEY JANE SEYMOUR, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, "MORE" MAGAZINE: Tina Turner is 69. I`m calling her the grandmother of rock.

HAMMER: The grandmother of rock who has plenty of company in the over 40 category. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT and "More" magazine are teaming up to reveal the queens of rock over 40 who still keep rolling like Tina.

KATRINA SZISH, CELEBRITY JOURNALIST: Those legs, that hair, those miniskirts, that voice - the whole package is incredible.

HAMMER: You can say that again. And Tina even told Oprah being a senior has its fringe benefits.

TINA TURNER, SINGER: My senior life is so much better than when I was young. I am - the wisdom, the way I sing, my attitude towards things.

HAMMER: Hi, attitude. Meet Madonna, our next rocker over 40 who just gets better and better with age. At the age of 50, she`s got "Four Minutes" and Justin Timberlake on her side.


HAMMER: With hits like "Four Minutes," the master of attention-getting still knows how to keep people guessing.

SEYMOUR: She`s going to keep reinventing herself, changing who she is, always having a new boyfriend, always having a new look, always surprising you.

HAMMER: So it`s no surprise her concerts still sell out.

SEYMOUR: This last "Sticky and Sweet" tour actually was the highest grossing tour of 2008, $105 million.

HAMMER: That is a lot of do, re, mi. And also rocking it for millions of fans worldwide is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT and "More" magazine`s next woman rocker over 40, Fleetwood Mac frontwoman, Stevie Nicks, who is 60 and still rocking it by a landslide like she did on "Ellen."


SEYMOUR: I still want to be her. I still want her clothes. I still want her hair. I think we are all like that with her. She`s like a sister.

HAMMER: A sister of rock who has company in this over 40 category of rock `n rollers, like Melissa Etheridge.


SEYMOUR: Still rocking it out. She`s doing a great job. And I think she is actually at her prime right now.

HAMMER: Indeed she is. Etheridge is not just a rocker. She`s a survivor who battled breast cancer and at the 2005 Grammy Awards, shared her message of hope with SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

MELISSA ETHERIDGE, SINGER: Chemotherapy is horrible. And I know there should be people out there right now laying in bed on chemotherapy. And I`m just here to tell you, yes, it sucks. But you know what? You get better and the hair grows back.

HAMMER: And stronger than ever, Sheryl Crow still sings the theme song for women of all ages.


SZISH: Sheryl Crow has this amazing sort of bohemian quality that makes you forget that she is actually 47 years old. Her lyrics are always upbeat. They`re always happy. They`re always smart and very insightful. Whatever they are, they really appeal to all age groups.


HAMMER: Kylie Minogue, we are out of our minds at the notion you`ve already turned 40.

SZISH: Kylie Minogue, no matter what her age, will always have this sort of pixie-like sex appeal.

HAMMER: Which is why SHOWBIZ TONIGHT and "More" magazine induct her into our beautiful world of over 40 rockers.

SEYMOUR: Now, I think you will see her keep going for another, you know, 20-something years.

HAMMER: So hear, hear for 20 more years, to all the gals in this fabulous, over 40 set, keep on rocking it.


And here is the rest of the list of the top 10 women over 40 who rock. We have Bonnie Raitt who is 59; Patti Smith, 62; Patti Labelle is 64; and Chrissie Hynde, who is 57.

ANDERSON: A.J., I was shocked to see that brand-new video of Woody Harrelson on the attack.

HAMMER: Yes, Brooke. He was going just ballistic on this photographer.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE PHOTOGRAPHER: Woody, this is assault. Woody, this is assault, Woody. Woody, this is assault.


HAMMER: Did Woody cross the line or was he just provoked? Woody Harrelson going absolutely nuts. It is all caught on tape.

ANDERSON: And he is not the only star behaving badly. Snoop Dogg`s wake- and-bake special caught on tape. Snoop apparently toking away and broadcasting it on the Internet. Was he really smoking weed for everybody to see?

HAMMER: Also, tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with a brand-new explosive and exclusive investigation into the tragic and sudden death of superstar Natasha Richardson after a skiing accident.


GUPTA: What no one could have known then was that when she fell, she hit her head hard enough to fracture her skull and start bleeding on top of her brain.


HAMMER: Still ahead, Sanjay`s disturbing and startling findings. And the heartbreaking question - could Natasha have been saved? This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.

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

(CAPTION READS: What people earn survey: Sarah Palin makes $125,000/year. Tina Fey makes $4.6 million per year. Jennifer Aniston makes $27 million per year.)


ANDERSON: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Brooke Anderson.

And tonight, the Bruce Springsteen cheating scandal. A New Jersey man is accusing Springsteen of having an affair with the man`s wife. But reps for The Boss shut down the man`s claims saying Springsteen`s long-time marriage to singer Patti Scialfa is solid.

They also stand behind the 2006 statement from Springsteen`s Web site when a similar incident happened. It says, quote, "I hesitate to use this Web site for anything personal believing it should remain a place where fans of music can come free of the distractions. However, due to the unfounded and ugly rumors that have appeared in the papers over the last few days, I felt they shouldn`t pass without comment. Patti and I have been together for 18 years. We have built a beautiful family we love and want to protect and our commitment remains as strong as the day we were married."

HAMMER: Well, Brooke, there is no denying the insanity that is happening on our "Showbiz on Call" phone lines with people calling in about Billy Bob Thornton`s radio rage.


HAMMER: In fact, look at our on-call operators. They`re starting to rage out themselves just trying to keep up with all these calls coming in from people, many of whom are supporting Billy Bob over this less-than-polite radio interview where he got offended somehow that the host mentioned his acting career since he was there, of course, to talk about his music.

ANDERSON: Yes. We got a call into "Showbiz on Call" from Sherry in North Carolina who says that Billy Bob had every right to sound off.


SHERRY, CALLER FROM NORTH CAROLINA: Actually, if it was prearranged and agreed upon before the interview that they were not to even touch upon his acting career and they wanted to focus on his music, they should have respected that. So therefore, Billy Bob had any right to act the way he did.


ANDERSON: Thank you, Sherry. A caller from Oklahoma also dialed into "Showbiz on Call" saying Billy Bob has her support, too.


CALLER FROM OKLAHOMA: Billy Bob Thornton - I love him to death. I cannot blame him. He was on that talk show to promote his music, not his movies. That would be like going on a show to talk about his current girlfriend but ends up talking about Angelina Jolie.


HAMMER: Thanks for calling, Oklahoma. You can call us at "Showbiz on Call" to let us know what you think about this or anything else at all.

ANDERSON: The "Showbiz on Call" phone lines are open 24/7. The number - 1-888-SBT-BUZZ; that is 1-888-728-2899.

HAMMER: Now, the SHOWBIZ lineup. Here`s what`s coming up at the bottom of the hour on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. It is stars caught on tape in outrageous moments.

Woody gone wild. Woody Harrelson caught on tape attacking a photographer. What set him off? Was he justified?

And Snoop lights up online. Was Snoop Dogg really smoking weed on the Internet, live?

Plus, the explosive Natasha Richardson investigation and the heartbreaking question - could she really have been saved? This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.

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

(CAPTION READS: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr. expecting their first child. Bravo green-lights "Gossip Girl" style documentary series, "NYC Prep.")



UNIDENTIFIED MALE PHOTOGRAPHER: Woody, this is assault. Woody, this is assault, Woody. Woody, this is assault.


HAMMER: Now, on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT stars behaving badly caught on tape. Woody Harrelson going absolutely nuts on a photographer. But why, Woody? Oh, why?

Tonight Snoop Dogg`s wake-and-bake special caught on tape. Snoop apparently toking away and broadcasting it on the Internet. And want to bet he wasn`t smoking oregano?

Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with a brand-new explosive and exclusive investigation into the tragic and sudden death of superstar Natasha Richardson after a skiing accident.


GUPTA: Remember, the closest trauma hospital is 2 1/2 hours away. Richardson`s story is about to take a turn.


Plus more stories breaking from the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker."

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


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

ANDERSON: And I`m Brooke Anderson, coming to you tonight from Hollywood. And tonight, stars caught on tape behaving very badly.

HAMMER: Snoop Dogg`s live Internet doobiefest, Woody Harrelson`s paparazzi freak out, Billy Bob Thornton`s obnoxious radio rant. All of it, Brooke, making big news right now.

Tonight, we`ve got outrageous video of Snoop Dogg`s live broadcast on Twitter smoking a big old doobie. Snoop Dogg are you fo` shizzle(ph)? What are you thinking?

Also, brand-new, caught on tape - Woody Harrelson`s freak-out. What happened to make Woody go ballistic on one paparazzo? Well, we have got the video.

And Billy Bob Thornton`s total obnoxious radio interview.

Wait until you hear what set him off. And just wait until we introduce you to our fired-up panel. Joining me tonight in Hollywood is Carlos Diaz, a correspondent for "Extra." Also tonight in Hollywood, Lisa Bloom who is a host for the legal network "In Session."

Let us begin tonight with Snoop Dogg apparently smoking pot, broadcasting it live on Twitter. He calls it - and I assure you I`m not making it up. He calls it the wake-and-bake show, and I imagine a pretty easy show to produce. It`s a show featuring Snoop, well, smoking. Watch.


SNOOP DOGG, RAPPER/ACTOR: I`m (EXPLETIVE DELETED). Wake-and-bake show. That`s where we just get up in the morning. We like to wake-and-bake and smoke, play good music, might catch a freestyle or two. Oh, yes. Obama smoked, too.


HAMMER: All right. Snoop Dogg has never hidden his affection for pot over the years. He was even arrested once for possession. Carlos Diaz, let me begin with you, please. Is it just plain stupid to broadcast yourself to the world, live, smoking pot?

CARLOS DIAZ, CORRESPONDENT, "EXTRA": Snoop Dogg smoking pot? Huh? I`d be more amazed if he Twitters when he doesn`t smoke pot. I mean, like, "I`m not smoking pot." Wait. Breaking news. By the way, you messed up there when you said, "Snoop are fo` shizzle?" It`s actually, "Snoop, are you is fo` rizzle(ph)," because that`s "for real." So I just want to make sure you got that right. Because I speak the slogans. Yes, just make that little note there.

HAMMER: Thank you.

DIAZ: No, but here`s the thing. How do you smoke a joint and type at the same time? That`s if you`re going to Twitter and the whole thing. But if it is called wake-and-bake, how do we know that he doesn`t wake up and bake some muffins or maybe, you know, a nice set of pancakes or something? You know what I mean? He could be baking, you know, anything for all we know.

HAMMER: And let me correct you, Carlos, OK? If we are going to play that game, it is Twitter and you tweet on Twitter. But he has now an audience.

DIAZ: Sorry.

HAMMER: Is there an audience for this type of thing. Let me ask Lisa Bloom. Lisa, would you log on to Twitter and watch Snoop smoking pot? Maybe occasionally bust a little freestyle or two? I mean, it sounds riveting to me. I`m there.

LISA BLOOM, ANCHOR, "IN SESSION": I`m a Twitterer, but I don`t think I`d log in for this, you know. This is your brain on drugs. This is how stupid smoking pot makes you. You think it is a great idea to do something illegal on camera. Hello, Michael Phelps? Hello? I mean, how stupid can you be?

HAMMER: What about that, Lisa? Being our legal eagle beagle on the program tonight, you know, they almost prosecuted Phelps for that picture of him smoking from a bong.


HAMMER: Could Snoop actually get in trouble for puffing up on the Twitter?

BLOOM: Absolutely. I mean, smoking pot - whether you agree or disagree, it is against the law in all 50 states. It is a violation of federal law. And all it takes is up with prosecutor who decides he or she is going make his or her name on Snoop Dogg, go after him, prosecute him. He could face a lot of time behind bars. They could decide to make an example of him. That is why this is so dumb.

HAMMER: And that`s why we haven`t heard the end of it yet. Well, let`s move on to an even more outrageous celebrity moment caught on tape. It`s Woody Harrelson.

Wow, he is just freaking out on a TMZ camera guy here. Woody arriving at a New York City airport and just couldn`t seem to shake this camera man who followed him around the airport, wouldn`t leave him alone. Woody finally snapped. Let`s watch how it all played out.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE PHOTOGRAPHER: Woody, could you stop touching me? Woody, you just assaulted me, Woody. Woody, you just assaulted me, Woody. Is that what you do? You put your hands op people like that, Woody? That`s assault Woody. You broke my camera.

Don`t touch me. Don`t touch me, Woody. Woody, you just assaulted me - with a bunch of witnesses. And I never even put my hands on you. Don`t touch me, Woody. Woody, hey, hey. Hey, whoa. Woody, chill out. Woody, all right. Woody, chill out. Woody, chill out. Woody, chill out.


HAMMER: All right. It just kind of bums me out because I like Woody Harrelson a whole lot. Carlos, let me go to you on this. After that initial reaction, I actually started to feel bad for Woody. Did the camera guy deserve what he got here?

DIAZ: Kind of. I mean, A.J., if I follow you around the newsroom there in New York, and I`m going, "Hey, A.J., I`m not touching you. I`m not touching you. Look, I`m not touching you." I mean, you are going to get mad. You`re going to want to punch me, you know.


HAMMER: That`s how I felt earlier in the segment, Carlos. I`m sorry.

DIAZ: That`s true. We`ll bury those feelings. But here is the thing. Why doesn`t the star grab the camera first? Get to the camera so there is no proof. And then you can do whatever you want, you know. I mean, get the camera. There`s no proof.

HAMMER: Weird. This camera guy did file a complaint against Woody with the authorities at the airport. But Woody seems to be taking the whole thing in typical Woody Harrelson style. He explained the situation to the Associated Press.

He was seemingly joking that - I hope - he was still in character after shooting his new movie called "Zombieland." And he thought the cameraman was a zombie. Lisa, it does not sound like Woody is taking this whole thing seriously, does it?

BLOOM: No. I don`t think he really has a lot to worry about. Because what is caught on tape is this photographer saying, "You assaulted me. You assaulted me," as he is chasing Woody with the camera.

So obviously, he is not hurt. And the camera is not destroyed and he keeps taunting him and going after him, by the way, at an airport which is a stressful place - and keeps going after him and going after him until finally Woody - you know, I don`t know what he does - in some kind of a way.

But my sympathies, frankly, are with Woody because this guy was really out of control. Who benefits from this? TMZ and the photographer. That is why they are trying to provoke him.

HAMMER: Well, we must now move on our third truly outrageous celebrity moments, stars behaving badly caught on tape. Billy Bob Thornton`s just bizarre and I think pretty obnoxious interview with a Canadian radio show.

He gave an interview to promote his band "The Box Masters." But he got really ticked off when the host had the audacity to, in his introduction, mention that Billy Bob is also an Oscar-winning movie star. Then he just got down right difficult. Watch what happened.


JIAN GHOMESHI, RADIO HOST: Given that you seem to be quite passionate about music, I was wondering about your -

BILLY BOB THORNTON, ACTOR: Would you say that to Tom Petty?

GHOMESHI: Would I say that he`s passionate about music?



THORNTON: Really? Would you explain why it is not a hobby?

GHOMESHI: Would I explain why it is not a hobby? Are you reacting to that I said -

THORNTON: Yes, I am. I am. Since you were instructed not to talk about (EXPLETIVE DELETED) like that. Yes, I am reacting to that. Yes.

GHOMESHI: I wasn`t instructed - I`m not really instructed. You guys are here as a band. You`re performing, but -

THORNTON: Well, the producer was instructed.

GHOMESHI: Right, but -

THORNTON: Somewhere along the way.

GHOMESHI: Because I mentioned you`re an actor and a screenwriter?

THORNTON: Well, first of all, that wasn`t supposed to be mentioned either.


HAMMER: Carlos, I mean, I just think he was so far out of line here.

DIAZ: Yes.

HAMMER: Do you think he was in any way valid or just being a bogus hot head?

DIAZ: I have interviewed Billy Bob Thornton before. I`ve actually this deejay since that happened. They`re both good people. What happened was, if you watch the whole thing, the deejay was trying to introduce Billy Bob Thornton. And he said, you know, he is an actor. He is an Oscar winner. And he`s like - and he`s got three albums coming out this year. That`s kind of ambitious.

And you can kind of - I mean, the deejay is trying to be cool. And Billy Bob took it the wrong way. I mean, I think that these are both fo` rizzle(ph).

BLOOM: Oh, please. He is such a cry baby. He is so cranky.

HAMMER: You know what? I`ve got to end it there. But I think Billy Bob was way off track here.

BLOOM: Way off.

HAMMER: Carlos Diaz, Lisa Bloom, thank you both. Moving on, an amazing caught-on-tape burglary, Brooke.

BLOOM: Yes, A.J. And what is even more shocking is that the whole thing was seen live as it all happened by the homeowner. It`s the minute-by- minute drama that unfolds like something right out of a TV show. The crooks, the 911 call, the cops busting in to save the day.

HAMMER: Plus, Lindsay Lohan getting a smack-down from Stevie Nicks. Why is the rock icon slamming Lindsay big time? What is Stevie`s beef?

ANDERSON: Tonight, the explosive and exclusive new investigation into the tragic and sudden death of superstar Natasha Richardson after a skiing accident.


GUPTA: What no one could have known then was that when she fell, she hit her head hard enough to fracture her skull and start bleeding on top of her brain.


ANDERSON: Straight ahead, Sanjay Gupta`s disturbing and startling findings. Plus, the heartbreaking question - could Natasha have been saved? This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.

And now, the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" - more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news right now.

(CAPTION READS: TV`s biggest moneymakers: 1. "American Idol"; 2. Fox`s "24"; 3. "Desperate Housewives"; 4. "Grey`s Anatomy")


ANDERSON: Farrah Fawcett is home from the hospital after being treated for internal bleeding. The actress who has been battling cancer for nearly three years had been admitted to the hospital last Thursday. A producer working with the "Charlie`s Angels" star tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Fawcett is doing well and is on the mend. Good to hear.

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

Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is bringing you an explosive, brand-new investigation into the tragic death of Natasha Richardson.

More than three weeks have passed since the superstar died after a fall on a ski slope in Canada, a fall that at first seemed harmless. Now, in a report first revealed on CNN`s "ANDERSON COOPER 360," the events leading up to the tragedy have been retraced by CNN`s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

And SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you what Sanjay`s investigation finds raises the troubling question, did Natasha Richardson have to die?


GUPTA (voice-over): It was Monday, March 16. The conditions were clear, cold and sunny on the mountain when the first 911 call went out.


GUPTA: In French, an operator dispatches an ambulance to the Mont Tremblant resort. A woman has fallen.

(on camera): 12:43 p.m., a call comes in. Natasha Richardson has fallen somewhere on these slopes: gentle, beginner slopes. What no one could have known was that, when she fell, she hit her head hard enough to fracture her skull and start bleeding on top of her brain. The clock had started ticking for Natasha, and the closest trauma center, 2 1/2 hours away.

(voice-over): Richardson likely doesn`t know what was happening to her. She is up; she`s walking.

(on camera): By 1 p.m., 17 minutes after that initial call, an ambulance did arrive here, but Natasha Richardson was already heading back to her room. She said she felt fine. I can tell you, as a neurosurgeon, that`s not unusual. Someone has a significant blow to the head and then has what is known as a lucid interval where they do feel fine, but that pressure is still starting to build up in the brain.


GUPTA (voice-over): The paramedics are told to stand down. Richardson says she doesn`t need medical attention.

(on camera): The Mont Tremblant ski resort is considered one of the best in eastern Canada, yet there are no medical helicopter services here, which got us wondering if this was less about the tragic story of Natasha Richardson and more about anybody who chooses to ski here. Remember, the closest trauma hospital is 2 1/2 hours away.


GUPTA (voice-over): Richardson`s story is about to take a turn.

(on camera): 2:59 p.m., another 911 calls comes in. Natasha Richardson has been at this resort for more than an hour, and she`s feeling sick. From a head injury like this, that typically means she has a headache. She`s feeling disoriented. She may have trouble seeing.

3:09 p.m., about ten minutes later, another ambulance comes in here. The paramedics go inside. They work on Natasha for about 33 minutes. Precious time here before they bring her back into the ambulance.

(on camera): What we now know is that she was suffering from an epidural hematoma.

(voice-over): An epidural hematoma, it occurs when a blood clot forms between the skull and the outer layer of the brain. Too much pressure causing brain damage. Every moment counts.

DR. LIAM DURCAN, MONTREAL NEUROLOGICAL HOSPITAL AND INSTITUTE: The symptoms are apparent, it can be a matter of 30 minutes to an hour to 90 minutes before there is major deterioration.

GUPTA: Dr. Liam Durcan is a neurologist with the Montreal Neurological Institute.

DURCAN: It was a rapidly deteriorating situation. The distance might have been too much by, you know, by ambulance.

GUPTA: And that`s the point. It happened to be Natasha Richardson, but for anyone who suffers a head injury on this mountain, a trauma center may be too far away.

(on camera): Under the best of circumstances it would have taken her a few hours - more than two hours to get to Montreal, the closest trauma center. Is that close enough?

DURCAN: It`s difficult to say.

GUPTA (voice-over): Back in the ambulance, Richardson`s lapsing in and out of consciousness.

(on camera): It is now 4:20 p.m. Natasha Richardson is brought to this hospital here in St. Agathe. It`s only 38 minutes away. But here`s the problem. It is not a trauma center, and they can`t provide the sort of care that Natasha needs.

Keep in mind it is recommended that anyone who`s in Natasha`s condition needs to be in a trauma center within 60 to 90 minutes. It`s now been 3 1/2 hours.

(voice-over): Way too long since she fell on the mountain. And the doctors here, without the right equipment, without the right facilities, eventually send her to a trauma center in Montreal. She arrives close to 7:00 p.m. Time has run out.

Twenty-four hours later, she is flown to New York, where she`s taken off life support and where she dies.

Flight time from MEDEVAC helicopter from the mountain to a trauma center is about 15 minutes. So could it have saved Natasha Richardson? No one can answer that question. But let`s pose the question this way - if this happened to you, what would you want?


ANDERSON: That was CNN`s Sanjay Gupta for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. And you should know that CNN reached out to the Canadian government for a comment on the lack of MEDEVAC services in Quebec, but they would not return our repeated calls and E-mails.

HAMMER: All right. This next story has got to be one of the most edge-of- your-seat showbiz caught-on-tape stories I have seen in a long time. A Florida woman busts alleged criminals who were breaking into her home. All of this went down streaming live on a video Web cam.

Take a look at this. This brazen midday break in. These guys just making themselves right at home, even eating some food out of her fridge. Little did they know the homeowner, Jeanne Thomas, was at her work computer and she was looking at this live linkup to her living room. Well, in a panic, she picked up the phone, called the police, told them the minute-by- minute details about the disturbing scene inside her home. Listen to the terrified woman`s 911 call.


JEANNE THOMAS, HOMEOWNER: I`m watching my home online on live monitor and there`s a black man in my house and he is robbing it.

911 OPERATOR: Where are you calling from?

THOMAS: I`m calling from my office and I have a live video monitor. And I just -

911 OPERATOR: What city are you calling from, Ma`am?

THOMAS: I`m in Ft. Lauderdale at my work.

911 OPERATOR: So you don`t know him?

THOMAS: No, I don`t. And he`s in my house. I`m seeing him walking around my house. He`s in my bedroom right now.

911 OPERATOR: OK. Hold on a second.

THOMAS: Please. We`ve already been robbed of everything.

911 OPERATOR: Yes, she`s watching it form work.

THOMAS: On one of those live video cameras and he`s in my home. And he`s in my bedroom and we`ve been robbed. And he`s walking around my house.

911 OPERATOR: How long has he been in there, Ma`am?

THOMAS: I don`t know. I just called 911 as soon as I saw it. God, I can`t believe this.


HAMMER: I cannot imagine what that must have been like. Well, in the end, the cops got there. They surrounded the house and they nabbed the guys just as they were trying to make their getaway. And they also arrested two more guys who allegedly helped to plan this would-be heist.

ANDERSON: OK. Lindsay Lohan is getting the smack-down from Stevie Nicks. Find out why the rock icon is dissing Lindsay in a brand-new interview. Stevie`s fired-up war of words, next. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.

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

(CAPTION READS: "CSI: Miami" star David Caruso sued by mother of his children for abuse. Whoopi Goldberg producing "Sister Act: The Musical" for the London stage.)


ANDERSON: We welcome you back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. And it is time now for making it work. This is where we reveal the secrets of how stars make their relationships work in Hollywood and beyond.

Tonight, model-turned-entrepreneur Kathy Ireland. She`s been married to her husband Greg for more than two decades and they have three children. She knows all about juggling a successful career and a hectic family life.

And now, she`s sharing her wisdom with others through her amazing new book. It`s called "Real Solutions for Busy Moms: Your Guide to Success and Sanity." I got a chance to ask Kathy how she makes it work with all that she`s got going on.


KATHY IRELAND, MODEL-TURNED-ENTREPRENEUR: The secret - it goes back to my first priority, and that`s our faith. And that is key in keeping our marriage strong almost 21 years. And I can`t imagine our lives without the Lord. That`s the key to our happiness.

For me, my priorities are my faith, my family and then finding solutions for families, especially busy moms. When those priorities are out of order, I am a mess. I`m a disaster. I`m not effective at anything.


ANDERSON: And Kathy`s brand-new book is in stores now.

HAMMER: Rock legend Stevie Nicks is slamming Lindsay Lohan big-time. The mystical front woman of Fleetwood Mac got wind of Lindsay`s plan to buy the rights to Stevie`s life story. And to say that Stevie wasn`t pleased about it - that would be a major understatement.

When asked about the idea in a brand-new interview, she said, quote, "Over my dead body. She needs to stop doing drugs and get a grip. Then, maybe we`ll talk."

Wow, them`s some fighting words. Tell us how you really feel, Stevie. I`ve got to tell you, after more than 35 years in the business, Stevie Nicks, one of my favorite people in showbiz still speaking her mind and making her great music. Here new album is called, "The Soundstage Sessions." It`s in stores right now.

ANDERSON: On Thursday, we asked you to vote on our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT question of the day. It was this - "Octomom Reality Show: Would you watch?" Only 6 percent of you will; 94 percent of you will not.

Here are some of the E-mails we received. Stacy from Massachusetts, "I think it would be a great idea! Maybe then some of the people were so quick to judge her might find out how loving a person and mother she truly can be."

George from Wisconsin, "I think she`s only thinking about herself more than the welfare of those kids. Who`s she kidding? She needs a reality check."

HAMMER: That is it for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Thank you for watching. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.

ANDERSON: I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. You can catch SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on the 11:00s - 11 p.m. Eastern and Pacific, and in the morning 11:00 a.m. Eastern on HLN. Take care.