Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Who's the most provocative celeb this week?
August 20th, 2010
05:23 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Who's the most provocative celeb this week?

The conversation this morning in the "Showbiz Tonight" morning meeting was all about Jennifer Aniston. Yesterday on “Regis & Kelly”, Aniston slipped up on live television as she was describing the experience of dressing up as Barbara Streisand for a Harper’s Bazaar shoot.

Jaws dropped in the "Showbiz Tonight" newsroom when Aniston casually joked with Regis, “"Yes, I play dress up! I do it for a living, like a retard." It was an uncomfortable moment to say the least. But today there is sheer outrage!

Here at "Showbiz Tonight" we’ve heard from the Special Olympics and many other organizations about Aniston’s outrageous statement. Today we’ve got the latest on the story – and everyone’s asking: when will Aniston apologize?

It also raises the big question today – will "Showbiz Tonight" name Jennifer Aniston as the “Most Provocative Celebrity of the Week”? Between her big slip-up with Regis and her battle with conservative Bill O’Reilly over single motherhood, Aniston’s certainly in the running.

But then again, there’s “Jersey Shore” star Nicole Polizzi, perhaps better known as "Snooki." The "Showbiz" team was really duking it out in the meeting over whether she should be crowned “Most Provocative Celebrity of the Week.”

Here's what's going on with Snooki: Prosecutors are now charging her with being “criminally annoying." Snooki plans on pleading “not guilty,” but the "Showbiz Tonight" staff was pretty much unified in one belief: the Snookster, as we lovingly refer to her, is really annoying. It’s Aniston vs. Snooki, battling for the title of “Most Provocative Celebrity of the Week!" Bet you never thought you’d read about these two stars in the same sentence.

Also on our radar: Larry Birkhead’s startling brand new revelations about Anna Nicole Smith and the very latest with Michael Douglas’ battle with a tumor in his throat.

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 11pm ET/PT!

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  1. mary

    look up the word retard in the dictionary.... she was most likely not comparing herself to someone who has a disability...she was just using a word that happens to be in our english language. please.....anyone who gets a jolt out of this one...really needs to get a life...spend that energy on something purposeful!

    August 23, 2010 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. bunny

    Are we a nation of 5 year olds? She that she called herself a retard. Rome is burning and we're pointing at each other for using boo-boo words, no wonder this country is so messed up. Yes Virginia, some people are retarted, some are short, some are cross eyed, some have lisps, some people have toes that are not all the same size, IMAGINE. That's just the way it is. Get over it

    August 21, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Name* john

    Neither , jennifer aniston said nothing wrong, people are overly & dangerously, I know for a fact, at times some also use these type of words, it will get to the point that u cannot say someone is poor, or rich, have a good job, etc etc etc.......... snooky should be charged for being Lucky!!!! & a little annoying

    August 21, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. vickie smith

    You just took a call from a women who said, "At last someone is listening to me about the Jerseyshore, Snokie, who wants to watch these morons" Then A.K, said " Beautifully spoken" What are you talking about, isn't Moron just as bad as using the word retarded????? v. Smith

    August 20, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. oh brother

    Whether you're a fan of Jersey Shore or not, people should understand that these characters should NOT BE CONSIDERED celebrities...

    August 20, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. oh brother

    Whether you're a fan of Jersey Shore or not, people should understand that these characters should NOT

    August 20, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |

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