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Why Did Jodi Arias Snap?; Bieber`s Monkey in Quarantine in Munich; Muse, Zac Brown Band Play at Final Four Celebration; John Cena Smacked Down Dwayne `The Rock` Johnson at WrestleMania last night; Ray J Just Dropped A Brand New Song For Kim Kardasian; Naked Truth About Male Strippers; Showbiz Hairy Magic; Awesome Revelation From Oscar Winner Halle Berry

Aired April 8, 2013 - 23:00:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, HOST: We saw tonight on HLN AFTER DARK the "Bold Accusation" Jodi Arias lied about the camera. Now SHOWBIZ TONIGHT dares to ask why Jodi Arias might have snapped just like those infamous women that we`ve seen on the Oxygen show "Snapped." Was it jealousy, abuse? Which disturbing reason will be No. 1?

Plus, the "SHOWBIZ Smackdown." New wrestling champ John Cena is right here tonight fresh off of his big WrestleMania smackdown of the Rock. The secrets of Cena as SHOWBIZ TONIGHT" starts right now.

Hello and thanks for watching. I`m A.J. Hammer.

And tonight we are staying up after dark with an explosive "SHOWBIZ Countdown" as we reveal the top three reasons why Jodi Arias may have snapped and killed her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, by shooting him and then stabbing him 29 times. And let me tell you, it`s not what you might think.

With me tonight, Sharon Martin. Sharon is the host of "Snapped." It`s the hit show on Oxygen that profiles the fascinating cases of women who are accused of murder.

And Beth Karas is outside of the Arias trial in Phoenix where she has been covering it for HLN`s "AFTER DARK" and for "In Session."

And ladies, we kick off our countdown. The No. 3 reason why Jodi may have snapped: she thought Travis was cheating on her. Jodi explaining on the witness stand why she thought that.


JODI ARIAS, MURDER DEFENDANT: He was taking a nap one day, and he left his phone wedged between two cushions in the couch in the living room. He was in another bedroom sleeping, and I just figured -- I didn`t know if he was being honest with me. I had a feeling he wasn`t. I snatched it, and I went into the bathroom and shut the door. And I -- clicking around on his phone, he had a touch screen, it was a smartphone, and I didn`t really know how to use it, but I found the text messages and began to read them.

KIRK NURMI, JODI ARIAS`S DEFENSE ATTORNEY: And without telling us what they said or based on those text messages and Mr. Alexander`s phone, you believed he was not being faithful with you?



HAMMER: Not being faithful. All right, Sharon, so does it seem plausible to you that Travis cheating on her might have been one of the reasons she snapped, if in fact she did?

SHARON MARTIN, HOST, OXYGEN`S "SNAPPED": It very well could be. I mean, what we`ve seen with women, any -- any small factor or large factor -- it just depends on the woman -- could very well cause her to snap. If she was building to something, and this was the thing that set her off, it`s a complete possibility that infidelity would do it.

HAMMER: Well, the "SHOWBIZ Newsline" may give us clues by looking at the history of the relationship.

We flash you back to September of 2006. This is when Jodi and Travis met at a legal convention in Las Vegas. It was in November when she converted to Travis`s faith and she became a Mormon.

February 2007, the relationship becomes sexual. Now, that`s a problem for two devout unmarried Mormons. And four months later Jodi suspects Travis is cheating on her.

Beth, you`ve been there every day. What do you think? Could that be one of the reasons Jodi may have snapped?

BETH KARAS, TRUTV`S "IN SESSION": Yes, I think it`s probably the primary reason that she ultimately snapped, but then according to the state, premeditated this, that she made the final decision.

And what you just played of her on the stand, that`s when she got the evidence she suspected and then broke up with him a few months later. They officially ended their long-distance boyfriend-girlfriend relationship. And it`s after that that she moved to Mesa, Arizona, and they continued to have, really, a clandestine relationship that ended up in her killing him the following year.

HAMMER: Well, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you it wasn`t just Jodi suspecting that Travis was cheating on her that may have made her snap. This brings us to No. 2 on the SHOWBIZ countdown. It`s Jodi`s claim that Travis abused her. Now, of course, she told a very scary story about Travis` supposed violence streak during her trial. Let`s watch.


ARIAS: "How can you call me selfish? I just lent you $700." And when I said that, he got angry and crossed the room, and he started shaking me.

And he said, "(EXPLETIVE DELETED) sick of you," and he was screaming it real loud and some spit got in my face. And he wasn`t spitting on me, but as he was talking. And he body-slammed me on the floor at the foot of his bed, so it startled me and the impact and the sound came out. And I think he misinterpreted, because he said, "Don`t act like that hurts," and he called me a bitch and kicked me in the ribs.


HAMMER: I mean, obviously, every time we hear the picture that she paints is a very scary one, but so many people do think that Jodi is simply playing the "I was abused" card as an excuse for killing Travis. Of course, she`s not denying that she killed him, but she does claim it was in self-defense.

Now Sharon, based on the stories that we`ve seen on your Oxygen show "Snapped," can abuse like the type that Jodi claims actually be enough to cause her or someone to snap?

MARTIN: Absolutely. I think, honestly, abuse is the most common reason we see women snap. Especially someone that has done so many things to mold her life to fit his. She joined his religion. Then she violated that religion for him to keep him happy, and then he`s abusive to her.

If all of that is true, then absolutely, that could very well be the thing that pushes her over the edge and sort of creates this momentum in her.

And then keep in mind, too, this is a woman whose own parents say she`s mentally unstable.

HAMMER: Right.

MARTIN: So that`s another factor you have to put in there.

HAMMER: Yes. And there`s one thing that nags at me and I think so many people about this case. It has to do with Jodi`s own mother telling investigators that she believed Jodi had these mental problems. Watch this.


SANDRA ARIAS, JODI`S MOTHER: Jodi has mental problems. Jodi would freak out all the time. She would call me in the morning all happy and call me an hour or two later in tears, crying and sobbing about something she didn`t want to talk about.

And that happened constantly. And her friends saw it, too, and they -- I had one friend call me in the middle of the night, and he`s even called a hotline for bipolar people. He said Jodi is bipolar and she needs help. And that`s why we talked her into coming here so she could be around family.


HAMMER: Beth, to Sharon`s point, her own mother saying Jodi had mental problems. You pair that with these allegations of abuse, a recipe for someone to snap, in your eyes?

KARAS: Yes. But that is not the strategy the defense is using in this case. We often know more than the jury knows, and the jury doesn`t know this. They don`t know what Sandy Arias, her mother, has to say about Jodi being mentally unstable.

Jodi herself said, oh, she had contemplated suicide, but no therapist who testified on her behalf has made any sort of diagnosis of even a personality disorder, let alone a more severe mental illness.

HAMMER: Well, from those abuse claims to No. 1 on our "SHOWBIZ Countdown" of reasons why Jodi Arias may have snapped: Jodi apparently not being able to move on after breaking up with Travis.

Now, Travis` friend Mimi Hall, who discovered Travis dead in his apartment testified that Travis told her someone was stalking him, and he of course, thought it was Jodi.


JUAN MARTINEZ, PROSECUTOR: You indicated that part of what he told you was that this stalker was a female, right?


MARTINEZ: And what had the female done that he was warning you about?

HALL: She had...



HALL: She had slashed his tires several times. She had slashed -- he had dated someone earlier that year. She had slashed her [SIC] tires. She had sent threatening e-mails to both Travis and his girlfriend at the time.

She had followed us on the first date that we went on. And she (UNINTELLIGIBLE). She had broken into his e-mail account, his bank account. She would sneak into his house through the doggy door and sleep on his couch at night without him knowing that she was there.


HAMMER: Well, there you have the testimony. But of course, Jodi denies that she was stalking Travis.

Sharon, is there a very real connection between women who become obsessed and then snap?

MARTIN: Absolutely. I think part of that is that sort of blending of where they sort of lose that line of reality and they become so obsessed with this man. and they can`t seem to stop themselves and they stop making logical decisions. I think that`s where you end up on this road.

I don`t think anybody expected her to do something this heinous, but it could certainly see how that would contribute.

HAMMER: And of course a stalker, I actually looked it up. It`s defined as someone who pursues, harasses, threatens, and is aggressive. So Beth, I mean, does this sound like Jodi to you and perhaps enough to make her snap?

KARAS: Well, there are all kinds of accusations, allegations out there. The jury only knows about some of them. But the defense, interestingly, has kind of opened the door to it, and so now with the domestic violence expert this week being cross-examined, it is coming up. I mean, the jury is learning a little bit more, that Travis Alexander, for example, did fear Jodi Arias and her stalking.

HAMMER: And, Beth, proving whether or not Jodi snapped is, of course, critical to her not being sentenced to the death penalty...


HAMMER: ... because if she snaps, there goes her claim of self-defense, right?

KARAS: Well, you know, the jury might believe that she was defending herself, but that you know, she -- it all happened so quickly, and this overkill was Jodi snapping. She`s defending herself. She kills him. But then she keeps stabbing him.

And so the jury, if they believe that, and they might come back with second-degree murder. It might save her life. They may say, "She didn`t go there, she didn`t premeditate this. She didn`t plan for a week to kill him. She basically snapped defending herself and then couldn`t stop killing him."

HAMMER: Sharon, based on everything that we have heard and seen of Jodi Arias, from all of the women you have profiled who have snapped, do you think Jodi did, in fact, snap?

MARTIN: I think it`s completely possible. I think it`s such a hard -- I mean, it`s such a subjective line. But honestly, I mean, as a person, I want to believe that she snapped, because otherwise, you have to believe that she did all of this on purpose.

HAMMER: Right.

MARTIN: Which makes her one of the most heinous female killers we`ve seen in a very, very long time.

HAMMER: No question about that. Sharon Martin, Beth Karas, thank you so much.

And be sure to catch up with the very latest on the Jodi Arias trial with HLN`s newest hit show, "HLN AFTER DARK, THE JODI ARIAS TRIAL." It`s on Monday through Thursday at 10 p.m. Eastern right here on HLN.

As we move on, Kim Kardashian is about to be a mom and probably a wife again. But Kim`s ex, Ray J, clearly has issues with that. Wait until you hear Ray J`s shocking and totally unimaginative dis track, firing a major shot at Kimye.


RAY J, SINGER (singing): She might move on to rappers and ballplayers, but we all know I hit it first. I hop in the club and boppers show love, and I don`t even put in work.


HAMMER: Yes. The song is called "I Hit it First." Seriously. I know Kanye is somewhere stewing tonight.

Well, it`s the "SHOWBIZ Countdown." The top three "SHOWBIZ Smackdowns" of the day. We have WWE`s newest champ John Cena, who knows a thing or two about smackdowns. He`s right here. He`ll tell me if he thinks Ray J went too far and find out which "SHOWBIZ Smackdown" is No. 1.

And tonight SHOWBIZ on location in Germany, taking you inside the shelter where Justin Bieber`s monkey is on lockdown. Can Justin save Mally before it`s too late?



HAMMER: Tonight SHOWBIZ on location in Germany to get to the bottom of Justin Bieber`s monkey business. Well, the Biebs took his pet monkey to Germany while on his world tour, but it was seized there last week and quarantined, because the Biebs didn`t have the proper forms to travel with him.

So tonight, we`re taking you inside the shelter where monkey Mally is being held. Here`s CNN`s Fred Pleitgen in Germany for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


FREDRIK PLEITGEN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): This is the moment we meet Mally, the baby capuchin monkey brought to Germany by Justin Bieber but confiscated by authorities. He`s now quarantined at this animal shelter in Munich.

Mally seems a little shy when my giant fingers stroke his tiny head. But those taking care of him say he`s doing just fine.

"He doesn`t seem to stress at all," the shelter`s head tells me, "but he`s very young, about 14 weeks, and if Justin Bieber got him at the beginning of March, the animal was only about nine weeks old then. Here in German that would not be allowed."

The monkey was allegedly a gift for Bieber`s 19th birthday and he took the animal along when he went on tour in Germany. But when his plane landed in Munich, custom officials seized the primate, saying Bieber didn`t provide proper documentation to bring it into the country.

Now Mally spends his days in this room with a routine of feeding, playing, and lots of cuddles from the staff.

(on camera): Justin Bieber faces a fine of around $70,000 for bringing Mally to Germany without proper documentation. And if he doesn`t provide the necessary documents within about four weeks, authorities here could try to find a new home for the monkey.

(voice-over): Bieber`s camp refused to comment on the issue, but it comes at a tough time for the superstar. He was recently booed for arriving late to a concert in London and got into an altercation with a photographer and, in a separate incident, allegedly with one of his neighbors.

The head of the animal shelter says Bieber`s representatives have been in touch, trying to get the necessary paperwork.

"Personally, I think, the best thing Justin Bieber could do for himself and for the monkey is to say, `All right, it was not smart of my friends to give me the animal, and I just don`t have the time for it. Now I want to do something good for the animal and get it to a good institution where it can live with other monkeys`," the head says.

But for now Mally remains in quarantine, clinging to the teddy bear the shelter says was given to him by Justin Bieber.


HAMMER: Plan ahead if you want to travel with your monkey. Thanks to CNN`s Fred Pleitgen, who just returned from Germany and joins us tonight from London.

So Fred, I`ve got to tell you, you seemed quite smitten with Mally there, and I`ve got to imagine he will be snapped right up if he is put up for adoption, as the German official suggests. So I`ve got to ask the question. Could Justin Bieber wind up losing his monkey?

PLEITGEN: Well, he certainly could. And I`ve got to tell you, A.J., I`m a 6`5" German guy. I don`t usually use the word "cute," but that animal was really cute. And he seemed quite lively also when we were dealing with him.

And there have actually already been a couple of queries from zoos in Germany who are looking to see whether they could actually take this monkey. And I know there was one from a zoo in Berlin that wanted to take in Mally, but they`ve now found out they have other monkeys that don`t apparently get along very well with the kind of monkey that Mally is.

But certainly, there are a lot of people, a lot of zoos who are looking to get their hands on Justin Bieber`s monkey, A.J.

HAMMER: So to speak. All right, Fred. I have to believe he`s going to get the paperwork together and get Mally out of there. Thank you so much for joining us.

PLEITGEN: He`s trying.

HAMMER: Yes, he is trying. All right.

If you just can`t get enough of stars and their exotic pets, you`ve got to head on over to for a very cool slide show we have there that is definitely worth checking out.

HAMMER: And as we move on tonight, it`s a magical SHOWBIZ ride. The movie "Magic Mike" certainly left fans panting for more.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You are the husband they never had. You are that dream boat guy that never came along.


HAMMER: Channing Tatum took it off in "Magic Mike," and now we bring you real life Magic Mikes. Justin Whitfield and Taylor Cole share the naked truth about their most bizarre stripper moments, both on stage and off.

Plus, look at this, the magic mustache man, his unreal talent made him an online cult hero.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Can you do it a couple times? Isn`t that cool?


HAMMER: Yes. Not sure if that`s creepy or cool. Stick around. You can decide. This is SBT, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, on HLN.


HAMMER: And now SHOWBIZ on location in Atlanta at the Final Four. So of course, March Madness is finally ramping up tonight after a wild weekend and, yes, sure the games were amazing. No question about that. But that was really only half the fun, right? Because if you`re going to have a championship, you are also going to have a major rager of a party.

And what a party it was with the big dance concert series. Some of the best acts in music were right there, and so was SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Nischelle Turner. She went one-on-one with Muse and the Zac Brown Band.

Nischelle is joining us tonight from Atlanta.

I know I was there last year and what an amazing party.

NISCHELLE TURNER, HLN CORRESPONDENT: Oh, so fun, A.J. You know, you can`t have a big dance without having great music. And that`s exactly what they had with the big dance concert series.

There was a lot going on here, and the best thing about all these concerts, free. Yes. I said it, F-R -- double-E, all of the great performances.

There was a big buzz over the band Muse. They`re really on fire right now. You know, these guys are British -- yes, they are -- but they showed me that they have no shortage of love for basketball. Take a look.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I love basketball. I liked to play at school. So I can spin a ball on my finger.

TURNER: You feel that way...



TURNER: You feel that way about ball?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You say you can spin a ball. Can we just test this theory?

TURNER: Let me see.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Can you spin the ball?

TURNER: Don`t put it out there if you can`t do it. Let`s see.


TURNER: Whoa. Nice.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Not bad. Not bad.


HAMMER: Nischelle, you also caught up with the Zac Brown Band, who happened to somehow also manage to make it to the American Country Music Awards this weekend.

TURNER: Yes, they did. You know, they played Friday night and then tipped off and went to the ACMs. You know, they were up for Best Vocal Group, and they deserve it. Because those guys told me for them song writing is like a religion. Look at this.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When you make sure that you -- that song is absolutely exactly what you want to say before you let anybody else hear it or it goes on a recording, you can kind of play it the rest of your life and never get tired of it, because you know it`s like you didn`t -- you didn`t let it squeak by.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You didn`t put any filler in it. And you can hear it on the radio where somebody had to rhyme, you know, with "tailgate molasses."


HAMMER: I have to agree those guys really know how to write a song. Great stuff, Nischelle. Thank you so much.

All right. As we move on tonight from awesome music in the A, we go to Ray J`s awful and classless new song about sex with his ex-, Kim Kardashian, and the song is called "I Hit it First."


RAY J. (singing): She might move on to rappers and ballplayers, but we all know I hit it first.


HAMMER: Kim, about to have a baby with Kanye West. Clearly, Ray J has not moved on. Our "SHOWBIZ Countdown," the top three "SHOWBIZ Smackdowns" of the day. We`ve got WWE champ John Cena, the smackdown king here to tell us if he thinks Ray J went too far. And you`re going to find out which "SHOWBIZ Smackdown" is No. 1 tonight.




RAY J. (singing): She might move on to rappers and ballplayers, but we all know I hit it first.


HAMMER: Right now, get ready for the "SHOWBIZ Smackdown" countdown, with WWE champ John Cena. Does he think Ray J deserves a serious smackdown for that totally rude song about Kim Kardashian called "I Hit It First"? The kind of wrestling right here, fresh off his own smackdown of the Rock last night at WrestleMania XXIX. John Cena is taking today`s top three smackdown stories to the mat.

Plus, I`ve got the real-life Magic Mikes.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You are the husband that they never had.

Are you the dream boat guy that never came along.

HAMMER (voice-over): The movie Magic Mike revealed the hidden life of male strippers to the world. Well, tonight, we have got our own show and tell for you. Two real life Magic Mikes are revealing even more about the secret world of male stripping in a brand new book, and I have got your front row seat to the showbiz naked truth. The SHOWBIZ TONIGHT continues right now.


HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. thank you for watching. I am A.J. Hammer. And, tonight, in the SHOWBIZ Countdown, we`ve got a showbiz "Smack Down Countdown." I am talking the top three star stories breaking today making worldwide headlines so big, so wild. They`ve got everybody talking.


And, who better to join us for our "Smack Down Countdown" than John Cena who certainly smacked down Dwayne `The Rock` Johnson last night at WrestleMania 29 to win the WWE Championship. John was right here today with me to reveal all.

Let`s kick off our countdown smack down with number 3 John Cena versus `The Rock` at New Jersey`s MetLife Stadium and this is really was the ultimate rematch. Because just last year `The Rock` beat him at WrestlMania, and he could definitely smell what `The Rock` was cooking.


HAMMER: Wow. What a smack down you delivered, man. That was awesome.


HAMMER: Congratulations.

CENA: Thank you very much.

HAMMER: Congratulations on that, first of all. How does it feel to be back on top? This is a well-earned victory.

CENA: Well -- long awaited for me. It has been almost a year and a half since I have been WWE champion. And, I have been trying to defeat my arch nemesis Dwayne `The Rock` Johnson for about three years now. So, we`ve got a rivalry that stretched almost a thousand days or over a thousand days, and last night was the culmination of that rivalry. It was great to be -- to finish first rather than second.

HAMMER: A sweet, sweet victory --

CENA: Yes, really --

HAMMER: Of course. What was the toughest part of the match? Because, I know it ain`t easy getting out there and getting --

CENA: I think -- I think the most -- I would say the most fantastic part was the polarizing audience. I am a personality at WWE where some people like and some people don`t, and that really makes for an electrifying environment.

Dwayne Johnson himself is electrifying. But, just when half the people like you and half the people don`t, it really creates for a lot of drama and suspense and last night in WrestleMania, it was awesome.

HAMMER: Do you feel like you`ve gained a larger percentage now than half? Are you up to 75 percent?

CENA: No. No. You know what? I wasn`t out to win anyone over last night. I was out to please those who have followed me and stay following me to get back at the WWE Championship. And, hopefully those fans that weren`t too fond of John Cena will come up to Monday night RAW today and "SmackDown" on Friday and make their voices heard again. I certainly don`t mind it.

HAMMER: But, above all what is cool is that you guys -- I mean there was some love there at the end. You guys hugged it out. Is that the end of the big WrestleMania battles between you two?

CENA: I never say never. I thought last year was the end because I really thought that Dwayne `The Rock` Johnson would go on to be number 1 in the box office which he is. But, I thought, you know, with his schedule he wouldn`t be able to honor commitments.

He honored a full WWE schedule this time around. So, I thought last year was it. And, then he said I`m coming back this year and did come back. So, you never know with Dwayne Johnson, but I know he has got a ton of stuff coming down the pike --


CENA: And, I know he is busy. I was just happy to be part of last night and I respect him, which is why we had that moment at the end.

HAMMER: It was nice to hear. And, as you mentioned he is at the top of the box office --

CENA: He really is at the top of the regime --

HAMMER: G.I. Joe retaliation --

CENA: All the way around.

HAMMER: You know, that had a really big weekend. We`re also seeing him in a couple of milk commercials

CENA: That`s right.

HAMMER: So, I got to wonder, are we going to see you -- I don`t know, maybe going Hollywood yourself or perhaps pushing cookies?


CENA: Believe it or not, as Dwayne is a milk guy, I have a sponsorship with post foods. I believe it or not am the face of fruity pebbles. I was the only one who can be on the front of the box.

HAMMER: How did they come up with that?

CENA: I am on five million cereal boxes. It was actually came from the rivalry between myself and `The Rock.` He called me -- I wear all the bright colors. He was like, "You are like a big fruity pebble." And, people took notice and five million cereal boxes later I am the face of fruity pebbles

HAMMER: Some people might say you`re like bam-bam. So --

CENA: I deliver a good punch.

HAMMER: Let us move on right from the wrestling SmackDown to a popstar putdown we have tonight.


This comes in a number two on our Showbiz SmackDown Countdown, Ray J, who of course starred with Kim Kardashian and her now infamous sex video.

So, Ray J just dropped a brand new song. It`s called, "I Hit It First." And, in the song -- yes, he is bragging it before there was Kanye or anyone else. He hit it first, of course talking about Kim. Let`s listen to that.

WILLIAM RAY NORWOOD, `RAY J`, AMERICAN SINGER: Yeah! She might move on to rappers and ballplayers, but we all know I hit it first. I hop in the club and boppers show love, and I don`t even put in work. I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it first. I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it first. I had her head going north and her a (EXPLICIT WORD) going south --



HAMMER: John, I heard that the first time and I am thinking that`s really classy. I mean, does Ray J deserve a big SmackDown for bragging about Kim that way? I hit it first?

CENA: If he is ridiculous enough to make a song as stupid as that, he certainly is ridiculous enough to make a bad decision to step in the ring with John Cena anytime, anywhere. I would -- I would love him to be a superstar for a day at WWE and I hopefully knock some class into him.

HAMMER: All right, Ray J, you hear that, man? John Cena is coming after you. What do you think that Kim-Ye should a Kim and Kanye? Should they launch a retaliation of some kind?

CENA: Like I said before, I am a person who is liked and hated very much.

HAMMER: They should understand Kim and Kanye very well.

CENA: They should do absolutely nothing. The biggest -- that`s just a ploy for attention and that`s all that is. Ray J just wants attention and the worst thing you can do in a situation like that is nod your cap. Do nothing. If you do nothing, then it is not successful.

HAMMER: Sage advice from John Cena. All right, are you ready? Because, we`re up to the big reveal now.


HAMMER: We are going to find out who is number 1. Our number 1 on the "SmackDown Countdown" tonight. It is Dennis Rodman, who returned with big fanfare from North Korea as the first American to meet Kim Jong-Un, who is now, of course, threatening to fire nukes at us.

Now, we have seen Dennis in the wrestling ring most famously alongside Hulk Hogan. What about you, would you to want get in the ring with Dennis Rodman and give him a "SmackDown" for meeting with the enemy, one of the most notorious leaders in the world?

CENA: Believe it or not, I bumped in to Dennis Rodman last night at WrestleMania, and he is a tall drink of water.


CENA: So, I would have my work cut out for me. I am not saying that I wouldn`t get in the ring. I am a champion. I fight anyone, anywhere. But, tall and unpredictable, so you wouldn`t even know how to begin this guy.

HAMMER: OK. So, first of all, just to be clear, if the opportunity did come up, John Cena-Dennis Rodman in the ring, you do it?

CENA: I run for no man. I fear no one.

HAMMER: I figured that.


CENA: You`re with me.

HAMMER: All right. So, Dennis Rodma at WrestleMania, what did he say to you? What kind of conversation --

CENA: Literally -- honestly, it was the busiest day of my life. Probably one of the most important moments of my life. So, many celebrities were at the WrestleMania. Michael Strahan was also right there last night with the crew from Cake Boss there. Just running into him, thanking for coming in, pretty much what about my business?

HAMMER: Nice. Wow. Sounds like a good gig.

CENA: It was one of the over 80,000 people that were there last night. There`s a lot of stuff going on.

HAMMER: I mean that was just unbelievable to me. So, OK, now you pretty much -- Look, you`re on top of your game. You pretty much could have your pick of any match I would think, you know. I imagine you have a dream match and ultimate hook-up that you would like to get going in the ring. Who would that be?

CENA: Here is the great thing about WWE. WrestleMania 30 is also -- already scheduled for April 6th next year in New Orleans. And, in that year, WWE superstars have a chance to develop themselves.

If you ask me now, I will give you three or four opponents like the Undertaker, Stone Cold, Steve Austin. But, in this year, we may see the next Stone Cold, Steve Austin. We may see the next Rock. We may see the next John Cena. I just hope to be the guy facing off against the next big guy on April 6.

HAMMER: And, I know your fans are so passion. A lot of them are watching right now.

CENA: Yes.

HAMMER: And, again, to be clear, you`re not interested in getting more people liking you. Whether they like you or dislike you, you`re not bothered about that --

CENA: It`s not that. This shirt says, "Ten years strong for a reason." I have been in this game ten years. I have been touring with this company for ten years, 300 days a year. I am dedicated to the WWE. And, on top of that, our fan base is dedicated, they know me. They know what I stand for. They know who I am.

If they don`t like me by now, they`re not going to like me. I`m not going to win them over. So, rather than waste my time trying to please everybody, I would rather give back to the people who spent time giving to me.

HAMMER: Right on. Before we go -- more importantly --

CENA: Please!

HAMMER: Can I hold this thing?

CENA: Please.

HAMMER: Holy mock! Well, look at this --

CENA: From one champion -- there you go.


HAMMER: Yes. From one champion to --

CENA: Is here. Look at that.

HAMMER: This guy. All right, look at that. There we go. This is -- Wow, what does this weigh?

CENA: That right there believe it or not is the lightweight version. I, the former WWE title was 28 pounds. That is shaven down with carbon fiber and kevlar and futuristic materials to a whopping 14 pounds.

HAMMER: What would you say something like this is worth? Any idea? I know it is priceless.

CENA: To me it is absolutely priceless. It is the richest prize in our industry. So, if have you have that, you pretty much have all you need.

HAMMER: It doesn`t smell as bad as you might think either.


CENA: No. I take good care of it. I put breeze every now and again.

HAMMER: Congratulation.

CENA: Thanks. I appreciate it.

HAMMER: Once again, we look forward to seeing you over the course of the next year and number 30.

CENA: Thank you.

HAMMER: OK. From that SmackDown magic to real life Magic Mikes.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You are the husband that they never had.

You are the dream boat guy that never came along.

HAMMER (voice-over): Magic Mike, a huge hit at the box office, Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey helped pull in more than $160 million for that film and no, it wasn`t all in singles.

And, they revealed the secret world of male stripping. Well, tonight it is the "Showbiz Naked Truth" with these two real life Magic Mikes. They are here exposing even more about male strippers in a brand new book.

If you think male strippers have the moves. Well, look at this guy, it`s the magic mustache man. He is giving shake that thing a whole new meaning. Get ready for showbiz hairy magic tonight. And wait until you see what we named as our moment of showbiz awesomeness.

This is SBT, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN. And, now Showbiz on location of the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Blake Shelton revealed why I really won the award for song of the year with his wife Miranda Lambert. And, we went back stage where Miranda told showbiz just how much the ACM award means to her.

BLAKE SHELTON, AMERICAN COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER: I used to think I was a decent song writer until I started hanging around with her and she taught me how to really write a good song.

MIRANDA LAMBERT, AMERICAN COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST: To be in a room with my heroes and peers and people that I am a huge fan of and, you know, my tough girl image, I realize, I could balance all night long with a baby.




UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Welcome to the stage, the one, the only, Magic Mike.

HAMMER (voice-over): Tonight SHOWBIZ TONIGHT gets to the "Naked Truth" about male strippers just like we all saw on the smash hit movie "Magic Mike." Chaning Tatum really working it there as a stripper caught up in the wild world of exotic dancing. But, what are the secrets of the real Magic Mikes?

Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. And, right now male strippers exposed. And, I do mean exposed because of course before Channing Tatum took it off in "Magic Mike," Justin Whitfield and Taylor Cole were taking it off and in their brand new book, "Take It Off: The Naked Truth About Male Strippers."

They reveal what really goes on back stage, in the bars, in the clubs, where they strip down. Justin and Taylor, joining me tonight from Dallas. Clearly guys, you have no time to get to the gym. Thanks for being here.



HAMMER: Yes. Now, you guys claim that "Magic Mike" barely touches the surface of what`s really going on when you`re a male stripper. Taylor, how is it so different?

TAYLOR COLE, MALE STRIPPER: Well, what they left off on was the day life of what we do during the day to look like and perform like what we do on stage at night --

HAMMER: And, what does that --

COLE: Relationship --

HAMMER: Include as far as your daytime life and how you bring it altogether so you can be out there performing?

COLE: Well, usually we get up. We go work out, go tan, go do everything that we need to do and then, you know, at the end of the night get ready for work.

HAMMER: And if you do your laundry, I guess you got GTL all wrapped up there.

COLE: That`s right. That`s right.

HAMMER: And, we saw "Magic Mike," living the life of a male stripper can pretty much make sure you are not hurting for sex. Let`s watch Matthew McConaughey in action in the movie.



MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, ACTOR: The law says if you cannot touch. I see a lot of law breakers in this house.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: There`s a lot of 1s.

CHANNING TATUM, ACOTR: Here`s some 5s.


TATUM: You don`t want to know what I have to do for 20s.


HAMMER: All right, Justin, we actually do want to know. So, tell me something that you have to do for 20s.

WHITFIELD: You have to lap dance for a lady. You`re supposed to keep a certain amount of distance and it is just a fantasy. It is just an extension for us to make money off of the main stage.

COLE: Yes, usually it is bachelorette or birthday party. The rest of the crowd, they to want get her involved in it. So, they will get her a lap dance and we`re going to like four-minute long dance floor at the table.

HAMMER: So, 20 bucks to get you four minutes at the table. Pretty good. Pretty good.

COLE: Roughly, yes, about that.

HAMMER: Well, you guys address a lot of burning questions about male strippers in your book like the one everybody is always wondering, do male strippers have wild sex every single night? Taylor? Answer that question, please.

COLE: Some do, some don`t. It just depends on the guy. Just like any other business, you know, some guys like to have a lot of wild crazy sex. Some guys don`t. So, it just kind of depending on that.

HAMMER: Now, I am not asking this for any other reason than I know I have a viewer who wants to know this right now. Does that include the two of you guys? I mean is that your scene every night? Hooking up with the women you see?

COLE: He has been retired for a while. You know, I meet girls there, and you know I will go on a date with the girls and you know, if they`re fun and interesting and got a good personality, then --

WHITFIELD: Part of what makes the -- part of what makes the book work is he always has been single most of his career whereas I have always pretty much been in a relationship most of my career. You get literally in the book all sides of the wildlife.

HAMMER: Yes, and it is always interesting to have an understanding of how the girlfriend deals with what you do for a living knowing you`re getting so close. But, Justin, what is the wildest thing you ever experienced as a stripper.

WHITFIELD: The wildest?


WHITFIELD: I can`t say that on T.V.


HAMMER: OK. That will save our --

WHITFIELD: But, I did meet my wife on -- I did my wife on main stage, though.


WHITFIELD: So, that`s the best thing that happened to me.

HAMMER: And, it all worked out. Taylor, how much money can you actually walk away with in the course of a year of doing this?

COLE: Well, it just depends. You know, we`re on a tip basis. So, it is up and down every day. We have our slow season. We have our busy season. So, you know, it is pretty good. It is hard to put an exact number on it, though. Because, every year is different --

HAMMER: Are we talking six figures?

WHITFIELD: It can happen.

COLE: Some guys have made six figures, yes.

HAMMER: And, of course, just to be clear because the IRS is watching. You declare every single that get stuffed in your G-string.

COLE: Yes.


HAMMER: We got to wrap it up there.

COLE: Every single dollar.

HAMMER: Justin Whitfield and Taylor Cole. Thanks guys for being here.


COLE: Thanks for having us on.


HAMMER: To learn more about Justin And Taylor`s male stripper secrets, just check out their book, "Take It Off: The Naked Truth About Male Strippers." And, there you go. We move on now from those real life Magic Mikes to a truly magic mustache. Look at this.


BRIAN ALTARAC, YOUTUBE PRANKSTER: Do it a couple times. Is that cool? -- OK.

This magic mustache man has some serious moves of his own, and I am going to reveal to you just how he does it. Trust me, you will want to see more of this. Plus, wait until you see what we named tonight as our moment of showbiz awesomeness. This is sbt, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.


HAMMER: Well, I hope you`re ready. Because, here is a guy who is taking the phrase shake what your mama gave you to a whole new level. His name is Clydesdale (?). He is a bearded homeless man who can obviously make his mustache dance and even crawl across his arm like a caterpillar.

Oh, yes, his magic moveable mustache has led to so much fame that there is even an online petition to raise money for Clydesdale and he just wanted to get a laugh. But, now this homeless man is getting the cash. Here is CNN`s Jeanne Moos for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


JEANNE MOOS, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT CORRESPONDENT: He may be homeless but he has dignity. The only thing that crawls is his mustache.

CLYDESDALE: Crawl in it.

MOSS(voice-over): No point in keeping your magic mustache stashed.


ALTARAC: Hey, what`s your name?

CLYDESDALE: They call me Clydesdale.

MOOS(voice-over): Clydesdale was discovered by youtube prankster, who call themselves "Whatever" based in Santa Barbara, California. They specialize in pranks like talking through people.

ALTARAC: How is the piano lesson yesterday?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (2): Yes. He`s a great piano teacher now.

ALTARAC: Did I ever tell you how I met him?

MOOS(voice-over): Just finished shooting another prank when he stumbled on Clydesdale and commented on his beard.

ALTARAC: That`s a cool beard. He is like, "Oh, yes, check this out and he did the mustache dance."

ALTARAC: Can you do it a couple times? Is that cool?

CLYDESDALE: Good. Smile is a good thing.

MOOS (voice-over): With Clydesdale`s permission, they put the mustache dance on youtube.

ALTARAC: You`re flexing your --

CLYDESDALE: Actually, I don`t have no teeth.


CLYDESDALE: It is my tongue. I used to play the harmonica.


MOSS (voice-over): Online commenters suggested taking up a collection for Clydesdale. Maybe they could collect enough to get Clydesdale some new teeth. But, that might mess up his movable mustache technique. In no time, the funds broke the $15 mark, and went looking for Clydesdale playing guitar in the park.

ALTARAC: Is that Clydesdale?

MOOS (voice-over): And, when they mentioned the cash will be collected until the end of the month.

ALTARAC: He wasn`t in a rush to get the money.

CLYDESDALE: Thank you very much.

MOSS (voice-over): It reminds us of the last homeless guy, who got famous after being discovered panhandling.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Say something with that great radio voice.

TED WILLIAMS, JOURNALIST: When you`re listening to nothing but the best of oldies, you`re listening to Magic 98.9.

MOOS (voice-over): Ted Williams, the man with the golden voice ended up on talk shows, wrote a book, does voiceovers. His life went up and down. Now lives in an 1800 square foot condo in Ohio. OK. So, maybe he`s the man with the dancing mustache -- doesn`t have quite the same ring as --

WILLIAMS: The man with the god given golden voice.

MOOS (voice-over): When the pay off is smiles, sometimes it pays not to keep --

ALTARAC: Can you show me the caterpillar.

CLYDESDALE: One moment.


MOOS: A stiff upper lip.



HAMMER: I really don`t see that every day. And, believe it or not, the online campaign has already raised nearly double the $1,000 goal. As, of show time contributions totaled close to $1900. The creators of the video say 100 percent of the proceeds go straight to the homeless man with the funny talent minus the small cut the donation site takes.

Donations are being accepted until the end of April at Well, we move now from pure magic to pure awesome. Halle Berry just revealed the surprise of her life in an exclusive interview with CNN. So, what just happened to change the Oscar winner`s life forever? I reveal it in tonight`s moment of showbiz awesomeness. This is SBT, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN.

HAMMER: It is time for "Showbiz Awesomeness" where we name the most awesome moment of the day. And, I have a truly awesome revelation today from Oscar winner Halle Berry.

Halle is going to be a mom of course for the second time at the age of 46. She is starting a new family with her Fiance, the French actor Oliver Martinez. Well, now Halle tells CNN`s Alina Cho in an exclusive interview that her new pregnancy is the surprise of her life. Watch this.





CHO: How do you feel?

BERRY: I feel fantastic. This is the biggest surprise of my life -- To tell you the truth.

CHO: Really?

BERRY: But, I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So, it has been a big surprise, and the most wonderful.

CHO: And a boy?

BERRY: I don`t know. I don`t know, but -- Healthy.


HAMMER: So great. I will be bringing you Alina`s full exclusive with Halle Berry tomorrow. Well, next on "DR. DREW ON CALL" the behaviour bureau analyzes what William and Sandy Arias said about Jodi on their police tapes and how they said it. Dr. Drew On Call starts right now.