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The Final Hours of Michael Jackson`s Life; What Happens When Someone Gets Diprivan; The Olympic Swimmer Who is the Butt of Jokes; Where Have all the Bad Girls Gone?; Joan Rivers` Explosive Freak-Out

Aired July 29, 2009 - 23:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, HOST: Now, on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, dramatic new details about the final hours of Michael Jackson`s life. What really happened when paramedics rushed to Michael`s home? How long did they try to revive him? And what did Michael`s doctor do as the drama unfolded?

Plus, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with the shocking look at the drug that police think killed Michael Jackson.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Four, three, two, one.


HAMMER: You will see what happens when someone is given Diprivan.

Joan Rivers` jaw dropping, swear-filled freak-out.




HAMMER: What the heck set her off?


RIVERS: Will you just turn that (EXPLETIVE DELETED) thing off?


HAMMER: And the Olympic swimmer who`s become the butt of a lot of jokes.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, that poor guy. He`s got a nice butt, though.


HAMMER: He just couldn`t keep his suit on.

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.

And tonight, Michael Jackson`s final hours. Dramatic new details surfaced today about what really happened inside the house where paramedics desperately fought to save Jackson`s life. And what we now learn is very disturbing especially against the backdrop of the intense investigation of Jackson`s personal doctor who was with him the day he died.

What you are about to hear are never-before-revealed details of that tragic day. And these dramatic new revelations are making big news right now.


(voice-over): Like much of Michael Jackson`s life, what went on in his home the day he died has been shrouded in mystery.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Sir, we have a gentleman here that needs help and he`s not breathing.

HAMMER: Now, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT brings you brand-new details from people who were at the house on June 25th when that 911 call was placed at 12:22 p.m.

RANDI KAYE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The call we now know lasted 32 seconds. It took paramedics, four of them in all, three minutes and 17 seconds to get to his house.

HAMMER: On "ANDERSON COOPER 360," CNN`s Randi Kaye presented exclusive information about how the paramedics worked feverishly to save Jackson who was unconscious and not breathing when they arrived.

KAYE: Capt. Ruda with the Fire Department told me that Mr. Jackson got what he called "the hallelujah package," which means he really the works in this case. And at the house, Anderson, paramedics worked on Michael Jackson for 42 minutes.

HAMMER: CNN`s Randi Kaye says the decision to try to revive Jackson at home instead of rushing him to the hospital was not made by the paramedics, but by Jackson`s doctor, Conrad Murray.

KAYE: He was in charge. He was calling the shots. He decided and determined it was best to work on him there for those 42 minutes and try to get him breathing at the scene. They gave him oxygen. They gave medicines that he would not name. Nothing seemed to work.

HAMMER: Now, Dr.Murray has emerged as a central figure in the investigation into Jackson`s death. Jackson`s personal chef, Kai Chase, was also at Jackson`s house that day. And she tells the Associated Press from the moment she got there that morning, she noticed a change in the everyday routine. Entertainment journalist Katrina Szish -

KATRINA SZISH, ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST: The doctor would show up at about 9:00 p.m. every evening and spend the night. And then, she would see him every morning with oxygen tanks and he would then fetch Michael`s breakfast.

The morning of Michael`s death, Kai noticed that something was amiss because the doctor, who always would come down in the morning to fetch Michael`s breakfast and take it to him, didn`t come downstairs.

HAMMER: Later, as Chase was preparing lunch, she tells the AP, quote, "About 12:05 or 12:10, Dr.Murray runs down the steps and screams, `Go get Prince!` He`s screaming very loud. I run into the den where the kids are playing. Prince, Jackson`s oldest son, runs the meet Dr. Murray. And from that point on, you could feel the energy in the house change."

It was minutes later, at 12:22 p.m., when that 911 call was placed from the house.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He`s not breathing, sir.

911 OPERATOR: OK. And he`s not conscious either. He`s not breathing.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, he`s not conscious, sir.

HAMMER: During those agonizing 42 minutes that paramedics tried to save Jackson, the pop star`s personal chef tells the Associated Press that Jackson`s children and staff joined hands and prayed. But as CNN`s Randi Kaye reported on "ANDERSON COOPER 360," the paramedics didn`t stand a chance.

KAYE: Capt. Ruda told me, quote, "Based on what paramedics saw at the scene, they tried every technique known in the field. Still, we know he could not be saved." In the end, they loaded him into the ambulance at his rented mansion in Beverly Hills. It was a two-mile drive or so from there to the UCLA emergency room.

HAMMER: It was at the UCLA Medical Center where Jackson was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m., about two hours after that 911 call.

Now, Dr. Murray is under investigation as authorities try to find out if Jackson`s prescription drug use contributed to his death. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has learned that the toxicology report on Jackson`s body, expected this week, has been pushed back to next week, meaning that while we`re now getting more answers about Jackson`s death, plenty of unanswered questions remain.


So, with all of that brand-new information that is so disturbing about Michael Jackson`s final hours, does it just add to the mystery? And should we be even more troubled about what happened?

Joining me tonight from Hollywood, it`s Jim Moret, who is a senior correspondent for "Inside Edition." Also from Hollywood is Lisa Bloom who is a CNN legal analyst.

And Lisa, right off to you first, does all of this new information just make Michael Jackson`s death even more mysterious and disturbing?

LISA BLOOM, CNN LEGAL ANALYST: It does. It`s sounds as though Michael may have already been dead at the time that the paramedics arrived, something that we have been suspicious about.

I`m also curious as to why Prince, his child, his son, would have been summoned by Dr. Murray. What did he say to Prince? What did Prince say to him? That`s a very strange little fact that we`re just learning. I`d like to know more about that one.

HAMMER: Yes. Maybe he was the oldest child, and Dr. Murray just felt it was appropriate to get him nearby. What do you think, Jim? I mean, these are some incredible new revelations and we continue to learn more. It just makes it so much more disturbing.

JIM MORET, SENIOR CORRESPONDENT, "INSIDE EDITION": Well, if you look at this what`s developing as a timeline, the chef said that at 12:05 to 12:10, the doctor came downstairs. We know that the 911 call was placed at about 12:22. So even at the later time, there`s a 12-minute gap there.

He didn`t come down for breakfast at between 9:00 and 9:30. Was something wrong at that point? It seems as if it was certainly unusual. We don`t know if Michael Jackson was in distress at that point.

But clearly, there`s now a timeline being established. And this raises the question of, what did Dr. Murray know? When did he know it? Did he try to revive Michael Jackson on his own long before he called paramedics? And was he, in fact, as Lisa suggests, possibility dead when the paramedics got there?

HAMMER: Yes. That`s been a great subject of speculation. And we may never actually know the answer to that. Let me put up the timeline graphically because I think it`s really important so we have a better understanding of what happened. This is the SHOWBIZ news line giving you a minute-by-minute break down.

Michael Jackson had no pulse. He wasn`t breathing when the paramedics arrived. The 911 call came in at 12:22 p.m. Pacific Time, just a little more than three minutes later. At approximately 12:25 p.m., paramedics arrived at the scene. And paramedics, as we now know, worked on Jackson for 42 minutes.

Now, that`s also known as the golden hour. That`s the time that paramedics have to jump start blood pressure and get the heart going once again. And as we just heard, it was protocol for Dr. Murray, Jackson`s personal physician, to be calling the shots when the paramedics were there.

But Lisa, you know, I`m thinking, knowing what we now know, does that not just fuel the suspicions about what happened that day, the fact that Dr. Murray said, "No, don`t send him to the hospital? Let`s work on him here"?

BLOOM: Well, it does. And look, we have about four to six minutes when someone stops breathing generally to revive them or they`re going to expire. That`s why the ambulance gets there in three minutes because they know how critical it is.

The question is, how long had Jackson stopped breathing before the ambulance was called? How long had he stopped breathing before Dr. Murray began administering CPR on the bed instead of on the floor? I mean, those are the key questions, because as those minutes are ticking by, the likelihood of Jackson being revived gets smaller and smaller. So I think that`s the critical question here.

HAMMER: Well, the next new breaking development revealed today comes from Michael Jackson`s personal chef, Kai Chase, who claims that normally, when she arrived to work in the morning, she`d see Dr. Murray coming down the stairs with oxygen tanks.

So Jim, again, with all of the attention on Dr. Murray giving Jackson Propofol, what do you think? Is the chef now just a bombshell witness in the case?

MORET: Certainly another witness. I mean, we know that the doctor had apparently told LAPD himself in one of his interviews that he administers Propofol the early morning of Jackson`s last day.

We now know that he was routinely, according to the chef, bring down oxygen tanks which implies that this was something that was a routine for him. He may have been giving him Propofol over a period of days. I really want to know what happened before the 911 call, because that`s really where the chef is important.


MORET: She`s talking about the routine at 9:00 in the morning on. And there`s a blank spot there that we just don`t have the information on.

HAMMER: And hopefully, we will get that information. The next new breaking development revealed today comes from Michael Jackson`s mother, Katherine, who may be setting herself up for a battle royale with the executors of Michael`s estate.

Katherine Jackson demanding to see some documents which include the AEG agreement between Michael and the concert promoter, contracts between Michael and his record label, even a contract Michael had with his own father, Joe Jackson.

Lisa Bloom, is Katherine Jackson setting the stage for a battle royale here? Or is this pretty standard legal stuff going on?

BLOOM: No, I think she is. And she used the words "suspicious" in her press statement about the executors. Now, remember, before we knew about a will, Katherine Jackson filed papers in court and said, "I should be the administrator of his estate. There is no will."

Well, oops, it turned out there was a will unbeknownst to her. And these two professionals are the executors. Katherine is now saying, "Well, I should be number three," even though Michael Jackson didn`t appoint her as the executor of his will ...

HAMMER: Right.

BLOOM: ... only as the custodian of his children. So definitely, there`s a battle brewing here.

HAMMER: And we`re also getting an amazing look at what Michael Jackson may have actually gone through when he was given Diprivan, also known as Propofol. CNN`s Dr. Sanjay Gupta went into a hospital where he shows us firsthand what it`s like for a patient who`s put under using this drug. It`s amazing. Take a look.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We look up here - he stopped breathing. So this is - watching his end-tidal CO2. And he`s not breathing anymore. And my wonderful anesthetist is going to help him breathe.

GUPTA: So take a look over here. All the breathing right now is taking place with this bag and this mask. In that medication, he wouldn`t be able to breathe on his own without these things.


HAMMER: Just stunning. Jim, Lisa, I want you to stick around. We`ve got this amazing video coming up.

Now, I`d like to turn it over to you. It`s our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT question of the day - "Michael Jackson Death Mystery: Are you surprised that the case remains unsolved?"

Here`s where you get to vote - You can also E-mail us more of your thoughts. The address is

And you have got to see this, the Joan Rivers F-word filled freak-out.


RIVERS: Who`s in charge?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I`m in charge. Can I help you?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don`t care who you are.

RIVERS: I don`t care who you are.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don`t care who you are.


HAMMER: Hey, Joan Rivers, can we talk? Why are you swearing and slapping everyone in sight? What the heck set you off?

Well, I`ve got to send the SHOWBIZ truth squad to check this out. But I think I`ll put them in full body armor first. Just an idea.

The SHOWBIZ truth squad also getting to the bottom of this big Hollywood mystery. Is John Travolta, one of the first megastars to get behind Scientology, actually leaving the church? Is it possible that he`s bailing on Scientology?

Also this -


JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (on camera): Have you heard about this?


MOOS: U.S. Olympic swimmer Ricky Berens bent over and split his skin-tight swimsuit.


HAMMER: The Olympic swimmer who is the butt of the ton of jokes. It`s the bare-butt bonanza. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.

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

(CAPTION READS: Michael Jackson`s "Number Ones" album bestselling of the week, 154,000 copies sold. Palestinian suing Sacha Baron Cohen for "Bruno," says he was portrayed as a terrorist.)


HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer. Tonight, did you see this? It`s a bare-butt bonanza. And I can`t believe I got to say that on this show.

Olympic swimmer Ricky Berens is baring it all, but didn`t mean to. His swimsuit split during a swim meet. But there are plenty of people who didn`t mind the view. In fact, women everywhere are revved up for Ricky.

Here`s CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


MOOS (voice-over): Remember Janet Jackson`s wardrobe malfunction? Well, consider this as swimsuit malfunction, bottoms up.

(on camera): Have you heard about this?


(voice-over): U.S. Olympic swimmer Ricky Berens bent over and split his skin-tight swimsuit. But the race must go on especially at the world championships in Rome.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, that poor guy. He`s got a nice butt, though.

MOOS: The U.S. team did qualify for the finals. And on Web sites across America, Berens bottom was tops.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He`s got a nice butt. I`ll give him that.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Can I take that copy?


MOOS: Unlike Miss Universe 2004, at least Berens had the water to partially block the view. Still, some Web sites showed such close-ups they had to be labeled not suitable for work.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I will just throw up all my guts.

MOOS: Most women disagreed. God bless America. That`s a perfect bottom. At the Beijing Olympics, Berens won a gold medal in the relay.

RICKY BERENS, OLYMPIC SWIMMER: That`s all I want to do since a little kid.

MOOS: But he probably didn`t want to do this. He spoke with his 17-year- old brother.

TIM BERENS, RICKY BERENS` BROTHER (through telephone): My dad says that the whole like, stadium was pointing at him and laughing at him.

MOOS: A couple of weeks ago, the exact same brand of swimsuit split on a female, an Italian swimmer who ended up in tears, disqualified. Note how these blogs strategically placed Italy`s flag.

(on camera): It split but she got disqualified.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And it`s not over.

(voice-over): Who among us has not split their pants? It happened to this woman a few times but her tattoos helped disguise her nakedness.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You know what? They thought I was wearing tights.

MOOS: And this woman was exposed by a friend joking around.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She took her dog leash and put it to the belt loop and said, "Ha ha, you`re a dog."

MOOS: Fortunately, she outran the leash.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The pants ripped right down the seams. And I had to run back to her house in my underwear and past her two older brothers and her father.

MOOS: At least, Ricky Berens attracted whistles on "Live with Regis and Kelly."

(on camera): You know, this guy`s butt is going to make his face famous.

(voice-over): After Janet Jackson`s wardrobe malfunction, someone made cupcakes of her bejeweled bosoms. Who needs cupcakes when you have buns?



HAMMER: There you have it. That was CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. After the race, Ricky Berens did tell reporters that he was a little freaked out when the suit ripped. But he does think he put on a pretty good show.

Well, I can tell you, it is unanimous around here. Our "Showbiz on Call" operators didn`t mind that butt-baring one bit. And we`ve been getting a ton of calls in to the "Showbiz on Call" phone lines. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT viewers baring their emotions when it comes to "Jon & Kate Plus 8."

We have Cindy calling in from California who thinks that Jon`s 15 minutes are just about up.


CINDY, CALLER FROM CALIFORNIA: This message is to Jon Gosselin. Hello, you`re not a celebrity. Six months from now, no one will know who you are, buddy.


HAMMER: There you have it. Thanks, Cindy. We also heard from David calling into "Showbiz on Call." He`s from Texas and he thinks that people need to butt out when it comes to Jon`s personal life.


DAVID, CALLER FROM TEXAS: Everybody is so self-righteous, you know? Everybody is just like - you know, they`re just saying that Jon shouldn`t be doing anything. Jon can do whatever he wants. Last I checked, we live in a free country.


HAMMER: Thank you for your call, David. Feel free to call us at any time at "Showbiz on Call" to let us know what you think about this or anything at all. The "Showbiz on Call" phone lines are open all the time. The number is 1-888-SBT-BUZZ; 1-888-728-2899. That`s where you can leave us a voicemail so we can play some of your calls here on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Your calls to "Showbiz on Call" are also online. Check out our homepage,

Well, tonight, we have breaking Michael Jackson death development. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has an incredible exclusive look at the drug that may have killed Michael.


GUPTA: Pictures are worth 1,000 words. I`m going to take you inside my operating room and show you firsthand what really happens.


HAMMER: This is just unbelievable. Wait until you see this. We go right to an operating room to show you what happens when you are given Propofol. The dangers of it. How closely someone needs to be monitored. There are brand-new reports that Michael`s personal doctor was giving him this stuff shortly before he died.

We will also have this -


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You have no right to treat people that way.

RIVERS: I have no right to treat -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, you had no right -



HAMMER: What is going on? Joan Rivers way-out-of-control, over-the-top, F-word-filled freak-out. Why is she swearing and smacking people? Well, the SHOWBIZ truth squad is on the case. But we`re sending in some cover just in case. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.

It`s time now for the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker" - more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom making news right now.

(CAPTION READS: Coldplay will appear on an episode of "The Simpsons" this season. President Obama appears in clip promoting George Lopez` upcoming TBS show.)


HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer and I am positively psyched to welcome a brand-new member to our HLN family. I`m talking about Joy Behar. Joy is getting her own show right here on HLN this fall.

Now, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT caught up with Joy at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour that`s going on in Los Angeles. And she revealed to some of the people that she`d love to get on her new show.


JOY BEHAR, TV PERSONALITY: I`d like to interview that guy, the turkey farmer, who is standing behind Sarah Palin, putting that turkey into that machine. I want to interview him. And I`d like to ask Sarah, did you realize that he was doing that behind you?


HAMMER: Yes. And you never know - Sarah Palin, of course, just quit her day job as Alaska`s governor so she is available. Would Joy also want to book her "View" co-hosts on her show?


BEHAR: Sure. If they want to come on, if they have things that they want to talk about, I think they would enjoy, you know, not being interrupted by four other women and actually just get through it.


HAMMER: Now, Joy also came up with a new slogan for HLN. Right now, of course, we`re "News and Views." I`m not sure if the folks over in the marketing department would go for Joy`s idea, though. Let`s play that.


BEHAR: Yes, it`s the diva channel. You have Nancy and Jane, and now me.


HAMMER: Hey, Joy, don`t forget about us over here at SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. No divas here, except, of course, Jay(ph), our stage manager. But we do love you. And I`ve got a great segment idea for your show. Here`s what you should call it. Can we play this?


FRED ARMISEN, ACTOR (as Joy Behar): Who cares? I`ll just another class of Pinot Grigio and go to bed. So what?


HAMMER: Yes. That would be a big Joy Behar "So what? Who cares?" "THE JOY BEHAR SHOW," as it`s now being called, premieres September 28 at 9:00 p.m.

Moving on now, tonight, is John Travolta really leaving Scientology. Well, the SHOWBIZ truth squad on the case say reporting Britain`s "Daily Mail" newspaper claimed that Travolta`s faith in scientology was shattered. The reason - the tragic death of his teenage son Jett back in January.

But Travolta`s rep Paul Bloch tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that the "Daily Mail" report is not true. Bloch adds, "There`s no change in the relationship between the church of Scientology and John. He is a member and it`s as it was now and forever."

Now, the SHOWBIZ lineup. This is what`s coming up on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

We have got an incredible exclusive look at the anesthetic Michael Jackson was allegedly given before he died. We`re going to take you right inside an operating room and show you exactly what happens when someone is under Propofol.

Paris Hilton speaks out for the very first time about her sex tape. Also, Britney, Lindsay, and Nicole. The panty-less partying, the jail time. Have these bad girls gone good for good? It`s a SHOWBIZ special report.

Also this -


RIVERS: Who`s in charge?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I`m in charge. Can I help you?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don`t care who you are.

RIVERS: I don`t care who you are.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don`t care who you are.


HAMMER: Joan Rivers curses, hits, just goes nuts. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.

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

(CAPTION READS: Vince Gill will get first-ever Grammy salute to country music honor. Dr. Seuss` "The Lorax" to be made into a 3-D animated movie, out 2012.)



GUPTA: Pictures are worth 1,000 words. I`m going to take you inside my operating room to show you firsthand what really happens.


HAMMER: On SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, breaking Michael Jackson death developments. An unbelievable, exclusive look at the drug that may have killed Michael Jackson. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT goes into the O.R. to show you the dangers of Propofol.

Paris Hilton with sex-tape confessions. For the first time, Paris speaks out about her notorious sex tape.

And whatever happened to the other bad girls of 2007 - Britney, Lindsay, Nicole? They were so bad, but are they now good for good? It`s a SHOWBIZ special report.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You have no right to treat people that way.

RIVERS: I have no right to -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, you have no right.



HAMMER: Why is Joan Rivers freaking out? The SHOWBIZ truth squad investigates.

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

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


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

Tonight, Michael`s dangerous dose. You are about to get an unbelievable look inside Michael Jackson`s troubling use of the powerful and dangerous anesthetic, Propofol.

There are brand-new breaking developments tonight as sources close to the Jackson family tell CNN that Jackson`s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, gave Jackson Propofol within 24 hours of his death.

And right now, what you`re going to see is just amazing. CNN`s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, is taking us inside the hospital where he works to reveal just how dangerous and reckless giving Jackson Propofol would be.

Take a look at this.


GUPTA: There`s been a lot of discussion regarding Propofol. How exactly do you use it? And is it considered safe in any setting except a hospital or a medical setting?

So I decided a picture is worth 1,000 words. I`m going to take you inside my operating room to show you firsthand what really happened. Come on in.

So we are here inside the operating room with Dr. Gershon. He`s the chief of anesthesiology here. Propofol is a medication he uses all the time. So is this right over here?


GUPTA: It looks like - milk of amnesia, they call it.

GERSHON: Milk of amnesia. Vincent, you OK? We have to monitor his EKG. We have to monitor his end-tidal CO2. We have to make sure that he`s breathing. We have to see his saturation. We have to make sure he`s ventilating.

GUPTA: So these are all - that`s all typical stuff (UNINTELLIGIBLE).

GERSHON: The standard of care, yes.

GUPTA: OK, so the Propofol -

GERSHON: I`m infusing this. You`re going to get a little sleepy, Vincent. OK, give me some good, deep breaths.

GUPTA: So watch this go and take a look at his eyes how quickly his -

GERSHON: Deep breath, Vincent, doing great. May feel a little burning, OK?

GUPTA: Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one.

GERSHON: There`s a reason for his heart rate increasing.


GERSHON: His eyes are closed.

GUPTA: His eyes closed. And what else are you looking for?

GERSHON: Now, we look up here. He`s stopped breathing. So this is watching his end-tidal CO2. And he`s not breathing anymore. And my wonderful anesthetist is going to help him breathe.

GUPTA: So take a look over here. All the breathing right now is taking place with this bag and this mask. With that medication, he wouldn`t be able to breathe on his own.

GERSHON: Take out these things.

GUPTA: From there, you can see part of the problem. Just with that much Propofol there, he stopped breathing and is going to need a breathing tube.



GUPTA: So attractive about this medication?

GERSHON: Well, people - that`s really been in the advent in the last 10 years or so or even more - 15 years. I mean, it`s just basically a quick on, quick off. And that may answer why people may think that this is something they can do it at home, because if it gets out of hand, it goes away quickly. But the problem is it gets out of hand and somebody is there to resuscitate you and nobody could bring you back.

GUPTA: So that was pretty quick. You just gave some of the medication. You`re going time -

GERSHON: Five, 10 minutes.

GUPTA: Five, 10 minutes. He`s going from being completely awake to completely asleep.

GERSHON: He`s not breathing. I`m breathing for him.

GUPTA: One thing that`s worth pointing out is that this is a hospital that uses this medication thousands and thousands of times a year. But they do use this medication in non-hospital settings like outpatient clinics. The doctors here will tell you they never heard of it being used in a home.


HAMMER: Wow. That is just incredible. That was CNN`s Dr. Sanjay Gupta for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. So why did Michael Jackson gamble with his life and take this drug so many times? And why was Jackson`s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray so willing to give it to him at home?

Joining me tonight in Hollywood is Jim Moret, a chief correspondent for "Inside Edition." Also in Hollywood, Lisa Bloom, who is a CNN legal analyst.

That really blew my mind. You just watched how powerful and how dangerous this drug Propofol is. Dr. Gupta just showed us a patient in the hospital stopped breathing while being administered this drug.

Jim, you`ve seen a lot in your life. But does it just blow your mind that a doctor might have given this to Michael Jackson in his house just so Michael could sleep?

MORET: I can`t believe it, to be honest with you. But I`m not surprised with Michael Jackson or anyone who may be addicted to something would want it desperately to a point where they even use it in their own home.

What frightens me is that a doctor would use this in an uncontrolled setting. And clearly, at a house, you`re not going to have a team like they did at this hospital. You`re not going to have any equipment. I haven`t heard any reports that Michael Jackson had any breathing equipment whatsoever - breathing equipment. And we don`t know that there was anybody with the doctor. So, yes, it`s stunning.

HAMMER: And seeing this really shines the spotlight even brighter on Dr. Conrad Murray who gave Jackson this drug in his home, as you said, Jim, without any of that essential hospital equipment that we saw in Dr. Gupta`s report.

Lisa, here`s the thing that I`m having a hard time wrapping my head around and I think a lot of people are with me. How could this doctor think, number one, he could get away with this and risk his medical practice, his reputation, and most importantly, Michael Jackson`s life?

BLOOM: Well, that`s a very good question. And what Dr. Murray did, if indeed he did it, is astounding. But it isn`t also shocking to me that Michael Jackson would ask for this. I know he was addicted to prescription medications for a long time. That`s bad enough.

But think about it - for insomnia? I mean, that was the problem. Whatever happened to a warm cup of chamomile tea? I mean, to be injected with something that knocks you out, to use it like an alarm clock turned and have it turned off when it time to wake up, you know, surely there were other measures he could have taken besides something that`s only used to knock people out for surgery.

HAMMER: Doesn`t make sense at all. And all of this, of course, begs the question, who is Dr. Conrad Murray? Well, CNN`s Erica Hill reveals how he met Michael Jackson and the amazing revelation about how deep in debt this guy was. Take a look at this.


ERICA HILL, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Dr. Conrad Murray was one of the last people to see Michael Jackson alive, a man the pop star insisted on having by his side, telling concert promoter AEG Live, only Dr. Murray would do for his upcoming London shows.

RICHARD PHILLIPS, AEG LIVE: He said, "You don`t understand. My body is the machine that fuels this whole business, OK? I need that kind of attention." And you know what? For Michael Jackson says that to you and it`s this much at stake, you don`t argue.

HILL: Murray became Jackson`s personal physician in May and explains his lead to current patients as a, quote, "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," an opportunity with a salary of $150,000 a month, plus travel, hotel, and per diem expenses.

But how did he get to the singer`s side in the first place? The two met in Las Vegas in 2006 when Dr. Murray one of Jackson`s children on the recommendation of a Jackson bodyguard.

Murray`s attorney told CNN`s Larry King their relationship went beyond as doctor and patient.

ED CHERNOFF, DR. CONRAD MURRAY`S ATTORNEY: Let me clear up something to make sure we understand. Dr. Murray was not a doctor first. He was a friend first. They were close personal friends. And Michael Jackson really treated him as family.

HILL: Conrad Murray is 56. He graduated from Meharry Medical College in Nashville and spent his internship and residency years in California. He operates clinics in both Nevada and Texas. Until signing on with Jackson, most of his time was spent in Las Vegas.

In a statement, his attorney said the cost to maintain Murray`s Texas clinic, quote, "exceeds any collection." And documents obtained by CNN show his Nevada practice also suffered financially with some $400,000 in judgments for debt over the last couple of years.

Since its famous client`s death, Murray has not spoken publicly, except through his lawyer, though everyone is waiting to hear what the man who found Michael Jackson unconscious has to say.


HAMMER: That was CNN`s Erica Hill for "AC 360." So when you hear that Dr. Murray was getting paid $150,000 a month from Jackson after having so many financial problems for so many years, Jim Moret, does it just seem that perhaps he might have taken some huge risks with the meds because, well, quite frankly, he needed the cash?

MORET: Well, it`s almost a case of math. If you`re $400,000 in debt, you get $150,000 a month for nine months, it could wipe out a lot of that debt, perhaps everything. It sounds like he may have traded, though, his judgment, his reputation and possibly his freedom for that $150,000 a month.

HAMMER: And this will continue to unfold. Astounding new details we`re learning tonight. Jim Moret and Lisa Bloom, I do appreciate you being with us tonight. Thanks so much.

Well, tonight, she`s back. Paris Hilton, thank goodness. And she`s speaking out for the very first time about that notorious sex tape. You know, it`s been six years. Hard to believe. Does she regret it? Was she embarrassed by it? Paris Hilton`s unbelievable, brand-new confessions.

And hey, whatever happened to those other bad girls of 2007? You know who I`m talking about - Britney, Lindsay, Nicole Richie. The rehab, the jail time, the panty-less partying. I haven`t said that in a while. Boy, did that feel good. Have these bad girls gone good for good? It is a SHOWBIZ special report.

Also this -


RIVERS: Who`s in charge?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I`m in charge. Can I help you?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don`t care who you are.

RIVERS: I don`t care who you are.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don`t care who you are.


HAMMER: It`s Joan Rivers freaking out. Can somebody get this woman a drink? What made her go on this vicious F-bomb tirade, even slapping a guy in the face? The SHOWBIZ truth squad is on the case. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.

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

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HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Tonight, Paris Hilton`s sex tape confession. Paris, of course, became a household name for all of the wrong reasons when her now-infamous sex tape came out all the way back in 2003. Her ex-boyfriend, Rick Salomon released the tape and it was really a personal low for Paris.

But tonight, Paris reveals she`s almost glad it happened because it made her the strong woman she is today. Paris makes the startling confession in a brand-new documentary about her life called, "Paris, not France," which aired on TV Tuesday night. Watch this.


PARIS HILTON, REALITY TV STAR: I`ve never really been like, embarrassed about anything or shy. But with that, it was just like, you know, the most intimate thing you do. The whole (EXPLETIVE DELETED) world is watching it and laughing at you.

I`m happy that it happened in a way because now I am a stronger person because of that. And I don`t want people (EXPLETIVE DELETED) me anymore. And I`ve just grown up a lot since that happened.


HAMMER: Well, Paris has grown up, but not without a few other scandalous snafus, including, of course, 23 days in the slammer back in 2007.

But you know, she wasn`t the only young starlet caught up in one hot mess after another during that long, hot summer of `07. You remember, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie. Between them, count it, three trips to jail, two car wrecks and one ugly divorce.

But, fast forward to the summer of `09, barely a peep from the bunch. So what`s the deal? Have Paris, Britney, Lindsay and Nicole really ended their wild ways for good? Or will they be up to no good before we know it? Tonight, a SHOWBIZ special report, they were so bad.


(voice-over): The summer of 2007 was a wild one indeed, full of bizarre behavior, startling new pictures of Britney in a pool topless with a woman. Jail drama?

NANCY GRACE, HOST, "NANCY GRACE": Day one, ladies lockup for celebutante Paris Hilton -

HAMMER: And lots and lots of DUIs.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Tonight, Lindsay Lohan`s Memorial Day meltdown.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Britney got sentenced on her DUI charge.

HAMMER: Thanks to four, hard-partying and troubled starlets, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie.

JO PIAZZA, ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST: There was something in the water in Los Angeles in summer of 2007. Because if you were young and a female starlet, you were doing something bad.

HAMMER: Now, two summers later, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can now reveal who`s changed and who is so 2007. Let`s start with Britney Spears.

PIAZZA: 2007 for Britney - she had just gotten divorced from Kevin Federline. She was arguing with her parents. Her career wasn`t going that well.

HAMMER: And when summer came around, Britney went wild with seminude poolside romps and bizarre behavior.

PIAZZA: This was around the time that the Los Angeles courts were deciding who was going to get custody of Britney and Kevin`s kids. So it was a bad time for her to be acting like a child herself.

HAMMER: But what a difference two summers make.

PIAZZA: Britney seems like she`s really come full circle. She`s doing great.

HAMMER: Britney is now in the middle of a successful concert tour. And she`s spending a lot more time with her two boys. So SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you that the Britney of 2009 is a big change from the Britney of 2007.

PIAZZA: If we were taking bets in summer of 2007 that I would be sitting here saying, "Wow, Britney is doing really great," I would have lost.

HAMMER: Then, there`s Lindsay Lohan whose life two years ago can be summed up with this photo.

PIAZZA: Lindsay`s always had this reputation of being this hard-partying starlet. But in 2007, she really lived up to it.

HAMMER: Lohan managed to rack up, not one, but two DUI arrests that summer. That earned Lindsay a brief jail sentence, plus repeated trips to rehab.

PIAZZA: She was going for the most disastrous starlet of the summer of 2007.

HAMMER: Now in 2009, has Lindsay changed? Well, yes and no.

PIAZZA: Lindsay`s still going out. She`s still having fun. And she`s in the tabloids all the time.

HAMMER: So it would seem that the summer of 2009 Lindsay is just a slight improvement over the summer of 2007 Lindsay.

PIAZZA: She`s not getting DUIs anymore. So I think we have to say, yes, no DUIs. So Lindsay, work a little bit harder.

HAMMER: For Nicole Richie, the summer of 2007 was when she finally paid the piper for her DUI arrest the previous December.

911 OPERATOR: 911 emergency, what are you reporting?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I just saw her on the wrong side of the freeway.

HAMMER: Richie served a whopping 82 minutes in jail. These days, Nicole Richie has one child and another on the way.

PIAZZA: We never see her out partying, really. We just see her pushing the baby stroller, hanging out with Joel, and playing happy family.

HAMMER: This one is an easy call. 2009 celebrity mom version of Nicole Richie is a major dramatic change from the 2007 party girl Nicole Richie.

PIAZZA: I think Nicole Richie is absolutely the biggest change of all of these starlets.

HAMMER: And that brings us to Richie`s "The Simple Life" co-star Paris Hilton, whose hard-partying ways caught up to her in a big way in the summer of 2007. She was sent to jail for 23 days for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case. Afterwards, she swore up and down that she was through partying.

HILTON: I`m frankly sick of it.

HAMMER: But now, two summers later, Paris hasn`t exactly lived up to that goal.

PIAZZA: We still see her partying all the time. Paris is still Paris.

HAMMER: So SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you that in this summer of 2009, Paris Hilton is unchanged from the Paris we knew in the summer of 2007. And maybe that`s a good thing.

PIAZZA: With all these changes that these Hollywood starlets are making. It`s comforting to know when that I`m in a nursing home, Paris Hilton is still going to be rocking out at Hyde.

HAMMER: But we`ve all changed since the summer of 2007, mainly because we aren`t nearly as obsessed with these four party girls as we once were.

PIAZZA: The four of them aren`t nearly as fun as they used to be. But let me tell you, if all of a sudden, Lindsay shaves her head, gets pregnant and goes to rehab, we`re going to carry on.

HAMMER: Hey, you never know. The summer of 2009 isn`t over yet.


So it seems that the bad girls are getting their act together, but I can tell you that right now, Joan Rivers has absolutely lost it.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You have no right to treat people that way.

RIVERS: I have no right to -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, you have no right.


HAMMER: Did Joan Rivers really freak out and just slap a guy on the set of her Comedy Central roast? This video is so unreal. Well, we send in the SHOWBIZ truth squad to investigate. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.

It is time now for the "SHOWBIZ News Ticker." These are more stories from the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsroom that are making news right now.

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HAMMER: Tonight, Joan Rivers freaks out. Can we talk? Did the legendary comedian really flip out on the set of her Comedy Central special?

Well, it is time to call in the SHOWBIZ truth squad. In a brand new video posted on YouTube, Joan Rivers is caught on tape throwing an absolute fit on the set of Comedy Central roast of Joan Rivers.

She is furious because no one will bring her a drink. In fact, she`s so mad that she actually slaps a producer and bites his leg. You have got to watch this unbelievable video.


RIVERS: Where`s the drink. I need a drink. Could you turn that off, please? I want a drink. I don`t give a (EXPLETIVE DELETED). I asked for a drink and I want a drink.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you want some water?

RIVERS: Not (EXPLETIVE DELETED) water. Is there an executive here? Can I speak to someone, please, about the script? Would you just turn that (EXPLETIVE DELETED) off for a second? (EXPLETIVE DELETED) Who is in charge?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I`m in charge. Can I help you?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don`t care who you are.

RIVERS: I don`t care who you are.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don`t care who you are.

RIVERS: Who are you? Just tell me who you are.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I work for Comedy Central. That`s who I am.

RIVERS: Well, good for you.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You have no right to treat people that way.

RIVERS: I have no right to -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, you have no right.

RIVERS: You (EXPLETIVE DELETED) bastard. And you shut up and do your (EXPLETIVE DELETED).

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Ow, she`s biting me.

RIVERS: Where is my agent? Don`t touch me. Don`t touch me (EXPLETIVE DELETED).


HAMMER: All right. So is Joan Rivers out of her mind, as some people have thought for years? Well, the SHOWBIZ truth squad got to the bottom of this with Comedy Central. They say the video was all in good fun to promote the roast of Joan Rivers on Comedy Central, August 9th. So Joan, obviously, in on the joke. We love you, Joan. Case closed.

Well, we have been asking you to vote on our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT question of the day - "Michael Jackson Death Mystery: Are you surprised that the case remains unsolved?"

Well, so far, 19 percent of you say yes, 81 percent of you say no, you`re not surprised.

Among the E-mails, we heard from Shaz in Alberta, Canada who writes, "No, I`m not at all surprised due to the fact that M.J. was the biggest pop star on the planet and looked so healthy the night before he died. With the police finding newer details day by day, it can delay the process."

And Sara from Arizona writes, "I wonder if they do have it solved and are just being very thorough so that truth and justice prevail."

Well, that is it for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I thank you so much for watching. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. Now, remember you can always catch SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on the 11:00s. We`re on at 11:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific. And we`re also on in the morning, 11:00 a.m. Eastern. That`s right here on HLN.