August 5th, 2010
02:23 PM ET
Happy Thursday everyone! The “Showbiz Tonight” staff was on fire this morning about the drama going down between Whoopi Goldberg and Michaele Salahi.
The star of “The Real Housewives of D.C.” was invited on with the rest of the cast members as guests of “The View” on Wednesday. Things got pretty heated up when the talk turned to the White House State Dinner that Salahi and her husband were accused of crashing. Apparently Goldberg was backstage and came out to tap Salahi on the shoulder so she would get back to talking about the White House, and a whole brouhaha ensued after the show was over!
But, I gotta tell you, another brouhaha broke out in the “Showbiz Tonight” staff meeting this morning! Here’s the question: Was Goldberg and the rest of the ladies of “The View” wrong for pressing Salahi? “Showbiz Tonight” Producer Kristyn Martin thinks that Salahi could very well be the next Heidi Montag! You do not want to miss this debate on our show later today.
We also received some surprising results to our poll asking whether or not Bristol Palin/Levi Johnston breakup was just a giant publicity stunt. We posed the question after Palin poured her heart out in a brand new interview with People magazine saying her engagement to Johnston was over.
But the big question about the breakup has been why did Palin go to a magazine and spill the beans? Why didn’t she keep it quiet? Well, just wait until you hear how people voted on our question!
And who knew Gisele Bundchen could single-handedly set off a firestorm? The supermodel admits she may have put her foot in her mouth when she suggested that there be a worldwide law for all mothers to breastfeed their babies for the first six months.
What a debate Bundchen sparked - I can tell you our “Showbiz Tonight” fans have been fired up over Bundchen’s bungle, and we are going to go much deeper into this story today on the show!
The “Showbiz Tonight” staff is also buzzing over Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe coming back into the fold of “American Idol” and his public declaration that he wants Paula Abdul back! Could it happen? We'll have the scoop on the show today.
What do you think about these stories? Post here and send us your "Showbiz" iReport videos. We’ll try to work some of your comments into the show…
Watch "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 11 p.m. ET/PT!
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