Kendra Wilkinson Baskett spills reality TV secrets
September 23rd, 2011
02:33 PM ET

Kendra Wilkinson Baskett spills reality TV secrets

It’s no secret that reality TV has completely taken over, but what is it like to actually star in one? "Showbiz Tonight" asked some of the biggest names in reality television exactly that.

Kendra Wilkinson Baskett, star of E's "Kendra" and “The Girls Next Door” and a former contestant on “Dancing with the Stars" will be here today on "Showbiz Tonight." We'll be asking her all of the questions everyone is dying to know. For example: Just how real is reality TV?

We're also going behind the scenes with “DWTS'” Kelly Monaco, “The Bachelor’s” Bob Guiney and “Real Housewives of OC” star Jeana Keough.

Tune in to "Showbiz Tonight" today at 11 p.m. ET

'Toddlers and Tiaras': Has the show gone too far?
September 8th, 2011
05:30 PM ET

'Toddlers and Tiaras': Has the show gone too far?

People are outraged by 3-year old Paisley, a pageant contestant on TLC’s “Toddlers and Tiaras.” The tiny contestant appears dressed as Julia Roberts’ hooker character from “Pretty Woman” in a clip from the show.

The actual episode hasn’t even aired yet – just a promo. But the Parents Television Council is calling for the series to be canceled! They are urging its members to contact TLC and demand that the network immediately pulls the show off the air.

“We have a serious problem when a network formerly known as The Learning Channel features a toddler, who probably hasn't even learned to read, dressed as a prostitute showing off her sexy strut”, says Melissa Henson, director of communications and public education for the PTC.

What do you think? It’s our "Showbiz" Flashpoint: Has “Toddlers and Tiaras” gone too far this time? Are the parents to blame for this? Or is this just a case of a bunch of over-sensitive people getting upset over nothing? Post below and then tune in to our big debate tonight on "Showbiz Tonight," exclusively at 11 p.m. ET/PT on HLN.

Rollin' with the Kardashians on 'Showbiz Tonight'
August 19th, 2011
03:35 PM ET

Rollin' with the Kardashians on 'Showbiz Tonight'

Ever wonder what it's like to be a Kardashian? The glitz, the glamour and the A-list service seems like it would be a fairytale dream come true, huh?

Well, Kim’s fairytale wedding is just around the corner, and as we follow her every move up to the big day this Saturday, we couldn’t fully do so without checking out the rides.

Kim K. will be arriving to her wedding in style, pulling up in a Mercedes Maybach worth up to $500,000. As for her guests, well, they're not missing out on the luxury treatment either!

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'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Jesse James and Kat Von D split
July 26th, 2011
03:23 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Jesse James and Kat Von D split

Yes, it's true! Another failed relationship for Jesse James. But of all the days to breakup, he does so on Sandra Bullock's birthday?! Talk about timing.

Says "Showbiz Tonight's" A.J. Hammer, ”Who could have seen that coming? But here’s the thing – is there even a chance Sandra cares? I don’t think so!”

This one is a little surprising though, since Jesse and Kat Von D did seem pretty happy together. With all of their tattoos and their reality shows, they just had so much in common.

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'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Could Amy Winehouse be saved?
July 25th, 2011
02:32 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Could Amy Winehouse be saved?

The death of Amy Winehouse is a tragic end to such a short, troubled life that could have been so much more.

When Amy sang, her lyrics came straight from her heart. Her words were her own, and her songs, reflections of her life's highs and lows.

Says "Showbiz Tonight's" A.J. Hammer, “I am among those who were immensely saddened to hear the news of Amy’s death, and while I would like to be able to say I was surprised, I was not. Sadly, that is what so many people are saying today about this immense talent. I always rooted for her and imagined the day when she would grow into her 'old-soul' sound and artistry. I looked forward to greatness from Amy beyond what she left us. I really believed it was possible."

We are asking in our "Showbiz Tonight" flashpoint: Did Amy Winehouse have to die? Or could she have been saved? What do you think? Tell us below.

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: What's up with Kim K.'s bachelorette party?
July 14th, 2011
02:22 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: What's up with Kim K.'s bachelorette party?

Kim Kardashian's sister Khloe is reportedly planning a super-raunchy bachelorette party for her big sis Kim, and guess what? Kim’s not thrilled with the idea.

"My bachelorette party was very embarrassing... [with] penis straws [and] everything penis-themed," Khloe, 27, tells People magazine. "Kim is very uncomfortable with all that stuff, so I'm going to go all out and embarrass her, because it's just fun."

I have to admit, I was a little surprised to hear that Kim is apparently “uncomfortable” with this plan.

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