July 14th, 2010
02:17 PM ET
The Palin family news today was so big, “Showbiz Tonight’s” Executive Producer Dave Levine dubbed it, “The Bristol Palin Bombshell."
And what a bombshell it is. Some of the producers at the “Showbiz Tonight” morning meeting nearly fell out of their chairs when they heard that Bristol and Levi Johnston have announced that they’re getting hitched.
The two broke the news in the latest issue of Us Weekly, which reveals that the couple hid their impending nuptials from Sarah Palin. “Showbiz Tonight’s” A.J. Hammer was a little skeptical this morning, theorizing that this news was probably no surprise to the former vice presidential candidate.
Some staffers agreed with A.J., although Bristol is telling a different story. She told Us Weekly, "It is intimidating and scary just to think about what [Palin's] reaction is going to be. Hopefully she will jump on board."
But what we really want to know from our viewers is what was more shocking: Bristol and Levi getting engaged again, or allegedly getting engaged without telling Sarah Palin? Post your thoughts on the Showbiz Tonight Facebook page and make sure to vote in the poll.
Mel Gibson’s big mess is starting to look like a giant landfill with today’s developments. Just as we all anticipated, yet another shocking tape of what sounds like Gibson has surfaced.
Although CNN hasn't verified who is actually speaking on the tape, in the staff’s opinion, this recording is just as disturbing - if not more so - than the other three that have been released.
This time, the male voice purported to be Mel Gibson roars with rabid rage while threatening to burn down a house and demanding oral sex. The man on the tape references having a therapist and screams, “I can’t get like this anymore!” We’ll play you the absolutely heart-stopping audio on today’s show and ask why people seem to be putting the blame on Mel’s ex, Oksana Grigorieva.
We also just heard Whoopi Goldberg on “The View” passionately responding to critics who are slamming her for saying Mel is not a racist! We'll have her emotional reaction and more on “Showbiz Tonight" live at 5 p.m today.
And remember, we're still TV's most provocative entertainment news show seven days a week at 11pm ET/PT!
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