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welcome back, everybody. sad news to report this morning from the sports world. legendary boxer, joe frazier, best known for beating mohammed ali in the fight of the century died at age 67. >> yeah, smokin' joe frazier lost his fight with liver cancer late last night in philadelphia. for more on the life of the heavyweight champion, here is espn's jeremy schad. >> what you going to say now? >> reporter: born in south carolina in 1944, joseph william frazier would gravitate to boxing as a teenager. stocky and powerful, he went to tokyo for the 1964 olympics and came home with the heavyweight gold medal. in 1967, when mohammed ali refused induction into the military, he was stripped of the title which became frazier's
when he stopped buster mathis and jimmy ellis. in 1970, three years out of the game, ali was back and he set his sights on a showdown with frazier. the so-called main event, march 8, 1971, at madison square garden. the stage had been set for perhaps the most eagerly anticipated sport event ever. somehow the fight lived up to its billing. frazier withstood ali's onslaught and built momentum. grinding ali down. in the 15th round, frazier in the floral green trunks, knocked down ali for the third time in his career. the decision was unanimous, joe frazier was still the heavyweight champion. in january, 1973, he ran into a human buzz saw named george foreman. in two rounds, frazier was knocked down six times and the title passed to foreman. but then, in 1975, frazier was given one last chance to reclaim the title.
a third fight against ali who had stunned foreman the year before. the protagonists were both past their peaks, they put on a devastating show. after the 13th round, his trainer refused to let him continue. frazier had lost but in losing had honored himself. when out was over, ali said "i'm just happy right now there ain't no more joe fraziers to fight." >> what a career, what a legend, the two. unbelievable here. so big in one of their fights. frank sinatra was in the crowd taking pictures. they each earned $2.5 million for the fights. unheard of money back then. they were huge, larger than life both of them. >> thrilla in manila. who doesn't remember that? >> everyone does. really is incredible. a life gone too soon. 67 years old, is not old. >> so young.
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>> reporter: it means jobs. >> jobs for all these people. we're selling american product around the word which is great. >> cheers. >> reporter: and toast after toast after toast. we found how bourbon created worldwide demand. noticing a slowing american market they aggressively sought sales overseas. by improving quality and leveraging what makes them different. by definition, bourbon can only be made in america. their big idea, selling bourbon by selling america itself. right down to plastering america right on the bottles, horses, cowboys, the kentucky derby. the result, bourbon exports are booming. now to 126 countries. and bourbon isn't the only american business tapping into the world's thirst for americana. maine is marketing lobsters overseas. sales doubling three years in a row. so popular in china, they can't get enough of them. and texas hot sauce. hot overseas, entering eight new countries this year alone. and california wine is now in demand in europe.
>> hey! there you go, that's how you open a barrel. >> reporter: in bourbon country, they are counting on a boom, each bottle dipped in wax by hand. a tradition they say no boom will bust. >> ready when you are. not too deep. >> reporter: was that too deep? if you find a bottle a little messed up. now you will know why. jonathan carl, loretto, kentucky. >> waxing. i never knew that. >> i will go with you on assignment like that. >> bring your a game. there we go. yeah, that's my -- that's my day job. oh, man. fun times. fun times. >> yes. >> oh, that was great. proud to be an american. get the rest of the world drunk. >> i like that. >> nothing wrong with that. your morning papers are coming up next. don't go far. a little bourbon underneath the desk. proud to be an american. get the rest of the world drunk.
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now i could have rectal cancer. >> there is a billboard up that shows that? >> billboard up. two pieces of bacon per day could increase. >> that's not a lot. two every day. >> i had like seven. >> you are good for the month. >> it can raise chances of cancer by 20%. >> man, nothing's good for you anymore. i knew bacon wasn't great for you, but -- >> i don't want to believe this. cruel. >> guess i won't get the bacon smoothie. this is not a funny story. kind of a sad story out of the "sun sentinel" in florida. a teacher now accused of driving under the influence because she crashed her car into another car right there in the, in the school parking lot. she told the officer, look, i took an ambien the night before, kind of groggy. sorry about that. when they searched her car they found her lunch box inside two cans of beer and uneaten plums. >> i don't get that. beer doesn't go with plums. you need something spicy, or salty, little tasty. >> you are more offended how she
mixed her food. >> i don't like that. >> teachers have a tough job. not the best example for the kids. taking a few back. >> being in a car. >> not good. >> three rs. >> an interesting story out of florida. prisoner lawsuits. my interest as a lawyer. he is filing, this is a 34-year-old guy. serving a life sentence for sexual battery on a child. he says he is getting soy meals. sort of meat mixes, cruel and unusual punishment. he doesn't like it and is suing. >> because his meals are half real meat. >> soy alternative. peanut better. but the soy meat mix is upsetting. cruel and unusual. >> he is in jail for battery against a child. >> life sentence. >> he is complaining about the food. i'm sure some of his fellow inmates will take care of him in only the way that fellow inmates can. with that thought -- more from abc news coming up. have a good morning, everyone. >> good morning. i'm sure some of his fellow inmates will take care of him ic
this morning on "world n this morning on "world news now" -- guilty verdict. michael jackson's doctor is convicted of involuntary manslaughter. >> will conrad murray spend any time in jail? plus what the jackson family is saying this morning. it's tuesday, november 8th. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin. michael jackson's sister la toya could be heard letting out a scream when the verdict was read in court. dr. murray taken jail to await sentencing. >> is there ever a good week on the show to have a lawyer, this is it. between this and penn state, and headlines. absolutely amazing did the jury
shock you yesterday or was this expected? >> it was expected. i wasn't expecting him to be remanded though. that was interesting for me. >> judge sending a message. like you said. also, breaking news, sad news out of the sports world. we have learned that smokin' joe frazier passed away at his home in philadelphia. suffering from liver cancer and passed away hours ago at age 67. later this half-hour, why some parents are going to extremes to make their kids sick. they're buying and feeding their children candy contaminated with a virus. we will tell you why. >> always some strange parenting techniques. this one will freak you out. little strange. of course, we begin with the end of the two-year wait. finally the verdict in the conrad murray trial. michael jackson's doctor sat stone faced, guilty as charged. >> the defense plans to appeal. for now murray sits in jail after being led away in handcuffs. our coverage begins with abc's jim avila. >> reporter: michael jackson's parents, two sisters, two
brothers in the courtroom, just a few feet away from the stoic dr. conrad murray. the tension broken by a scream from la toya as the jury was read. >> we the jury in the above entitled action, find the defendant, conrad robert murray, guilty of the crime of involuntary manslaughter. >> reporter: outside the courtroom. >> yes! [ cheers ] >> reporter: hundreds erupted in shouts of justice. and within moments, judge michael pastor sent conrad murray in handcuffs and stripped of his medical license to wait for his up to four year sentence in l.a. county jail. >> our sympathies go out to the jackson family at this time for the loss that they have suffered, not a pop icon, but a son, and a brother. i think that's most important. >> reporter: the jackson family leaving the courthouse to cheers. joe jackson saying cryptically. >> there is more. >> reporter: and la toya tweeted earlier michael would be in court with her expressing
pleasure at the verdict. >> wonderful. absolutely. justice was served. michael was watching over us. >> reporter: the jury heard 49 witnesses and saw 400 exhibits. they heard jackson's voice recorded by conrad murray's cell phone, like no one outside his inner circle had heard before. >> i want to say, he's the greatest entertainer in the world. >> reporter: while conrad murray did not testify, the jury did hear his voice, talking to police, two days after jackson's death. telling them, michael was desperate to sleep and begged him to give him milk or as it is known in the operating room, propofol. >> i agreed at that time that i would switch the over to the propofol. >> reporter: it was a decision that cost dr. murray his livelihood and his freedom. the judge immediately sending him to jail, awaiting his sentencing november 29th. jim avila, abc news, los angeles. well, as jim avila said, michael jackson's fans were overjoyed at the verdict after gathering outside the courtroom
for six weeks. the atmosphere was jubilant with cheering, singing, dancing to the superstar's hit songs. kabc's john north was there. >> reporter: as soon as the guilty verdict was announced there was cheering. those who thought conrad murray was innocent left the crowd, they left behind fans who felt that conrad murray was guilty on the charges. the two crying women brought flowers for the jackson family and started sobbing as they heard the verdict all. >> we loved michael since our youth. we are around his age. we grew up listening to his music. just so many things about him. philanthropy work, like no other human being on earth. >> reporter: dozens of reporters and cameras to capture the moments. crews representing media outlets from around the world. some of the fans had been outside the courthouse every day of the trial. like felicia wilson. >> i am happy, doctors are >> i'm happy because doctors are supposed to heal not kill. it shows us the justice system is okay. they did the right thing.
>> i dreamed of justice for michael jackson. and he deserved justice. >> reporter: emotions were so strong that one woman fainted. and paramedics had to be called the she will be okay. j.b. jones lives downtown. as soon as she heard a verdict was going to be announced, she came to the courthouse. >> michael jackson is, was, and always will be the king of pop. and it is a shame that dr. murray experimented on our beloved michael jackson. >> reporter: this is john north reporting for abc news. >> putting on a show even in death. those fans out there. for all those. incredibly. when you hook at all the facts -- and i am not a lawyer like you, never should have brought propofol into the home. no life saving equipment in the room. never should have left michael jackson alone with it. never called 911. didn't properly administer cpr. >> you sure you are not a
lawyer? >> was there any possible verdict? >> i think so. i think so. a lot of people saying the defense was incompetent. that's not true. they did a great job of portraying michael jackson as an addict who was desperate for sleep. there were several jurors, five in total, that had addiction touch their families. no question, a dynamic that would have played out in the jury room. perhaps there were those who could have said, you know what, i'm not going to hold conrad murray responsible for michael jackson's addiction. anyone would have given him propofol or any number of sedatives. >> when you heard the voice mails and the way he sounded, it was heartbreaking to hear that. another saying that this was a man who needed help not more propofol. >> exactly. the overwhelming sentiment is that doctors must not do harm. they're supposed to heal. and i think that's really the message that was sent out today. >> absolutely. the defense say they will appeal. so not over just yet. certainly a big hurdle crossed after six weeks of the trial. >> that's right. and sad news from the sports world. smokin' joe frazier has died. the heavyweight champion from the '70s.
he will always be remembered as the main foil of mohammed ali whom he fought three times often epic battles in the ring. who will ever forget thriller in manila? frazier won the first of the fights. lost the next two. diagnosed weeks ago with liver cancer. smokin' joe frazier just 67 years old. the two really went at it at times. joe did not like mohammed ali. >> they were real opponents. >> war of words. war in the rings. listen to this, a quote ali gave, if god ever calls me to a holy war, i want joe frazier fighting beside me. >> a mutual respect. >> they liked each other. >> made peace. two legends, that's for sure. a scandal shaking up the u.s. army, the military police officer william millay is charged with attempted espionage. he attempted to pass along national defense information to
a foreign nation. millay is 22 based in alaska. his lawyer says he is innocent. the army says no information compromised. and there is growing pressure on coaching legend joe paterno over his handling of child sex charges at penn state. a top police investigator is questioning whether paterno had a moral responsibility to do more to stop alleged abuse. documents show that paterno was told about one instance of sex abuse, but he did not call police, instead referring it to school officials who stand accused of covering it up. the two officials have stepped down and been charged. meanwhile paterno is expected to speak at a news conference late today. >> what a scene that will be, hear joe speak out. also, a chicago area woman is asking presidential candidate herman cain to quote come clean about the sexual harassment allegations against him after coming forward yesterday with claims he victimized her as well. sharon bialik is now the fourth woman to accuse cain of inappropriate behavior. she went into explicit detail
yesterday. she says he made crude sexual advances towards her when she asked him for help finding a job more than ten years ago. >> he put his hand on my leg, under my skirt and reached for my genitals. he also grabbed my head and brought it towards his crotch. i said, what are you doing? you know i have a boyfriend. mr. cain said, you want a job, right? >> despite that press conference, cain did appear on jimmy kimmel last night and said there is not an ounce of truth in any of the allegations. on top of that, he has set a news conference for later today in phoenix to address allegations head on, despite saying days ago he was no longer going to address the issue. a huge explosion and fire has shut down part of the new jersey turnpike this morning. a gas tanker truck burst into flames after smashing into the back of a minivan. it was loaded with 9,000 gallons of fuel and burned well over an hour. amazingly the driver was able to
walk away from the crash. the nine passengers in the wrecked van expected to be okay. you may not realize it today, but the earth is about to dodge something of a massive bullet. a huge asteroid, one that is bigger than an aircraft carrier is hurtling toward all of us. and today it will pass between the earth and the moon's orbit. at its nearest point it will be 200,000 miles away. that is closer than any large asteroid since 1976. wear your hard hat today, folks. after getting slammed by an earthquake and aftershocks, oklahoma is now getting raked over by a huge tornado. twister touched down in the southwestern part of the state, damaged an agriculture office at oklahoma state. crews had to rescue a family trapped in a cellar. no injuries reported. >> rough week in oklahoma. >> can't get a break there. >> mother nature brutal this weekend down there. your tuesday forecast now everybody. more severe storms with gusty winds and hail east of oklahoma city.
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♪ and then a hero comes along with the strength to carry on ♪ ♪ and then a hero comes along with the strength to carry on ♪ now to the story of a soldier who was recently honored for his bravery in iraq and afghanistan. the thing is, the soldier is a dog. >> well, the birmingham, alabama, vet was honored by local veterinarians at an event called paws for a cause. and wbma's sarah snyder was there. >> reporter: at paws for a cause event, we learned that veterans
can come in all shapes and sizes. this one -- happens to have a thick coat. and a mean bark. >> he's my best friend. like, not just a dog to me. >> reporter: black is a war veteran. he was deployed to iraq and afghanistan four times, with staff sergeant brent olsen by his side. >> if the taliban, somebody is running away, can't get them. sick your dog on somebody. mostly looking for explosives and weapon caches, stuff that will harm personnel. >> reporter: bleck's service was ended for the united states military, getting a new one resting on his master's couch. >> i have adopted him. a great house dog. >> they had found her at a construction site. she was a stray. so we adopted her. >> reporter: daisy went from being a stray puppy to a dog volunteering with alabama school for the deaf. she spends time with children and helps them through therapies. >> they feel special, daisy came to see them. >> reporter: daisy has a few disabilities of her own. she spent the last couple years fighting for her life. >> two years ago we found out she had bone cancer. and she had to have her leg amputated. we did chemo. and -- her life expectancy at that point was 10, 12 months.
but it's been two years. >> reporter: for dogs like daisy and black, the alabama veterinary foundation was founded. >> we just to merge the strengthening of the human/animal bond. >> uncredible animals. >> i have three dogs. a 13-year-old chesapeake bay retriever and two cocker spaniels. >> husband and two boys. >> full house. >> me and my dog. out in the back before, finish up sharecropping for the day. they're playing around. ha-ha. coming up next. parents who think it is a good idea -- to expose their kids to a virus. >> the uproar over tainted candy given to kids on purpose. that's next. this story blew our mind. parents going to extreme measures to make their kids sick.
this story blew our mind. parents going to extreme measures to make their kids sick. >> they're giving their kids tainted candy, tainted with chicken pox to avoid vaccinations. we have more on the growing trend. >> reporter: every year the chicken pox virus sends more than 10,000 americans to the hospital. but since a vaccine was developed cases have become less severe. >> it is not something you see a whole lot of anymore. it is not a benign disease. it carries complications with it. >> reporter: driven by social media sites like facebook, parents who don't approve of vaccines are adopting unusual methods. some host pox parties to spread
the disease at an early age hoping to avoid complications later. another new fad -- chicken pox pops. mail-order lollipops supposedly liked by children with the virus. an area doctor says it is a dangerous idea. >> you don't know where you are getting these suckers from. why would you take that unknown risk for a child? it just -- it does not make sense. they're really kind of playing in many ways russian roulette. can you pass on other things? certainly. there's a risk for hepatitis, a risk for mumps. there's a risk for bacterial infections as well. >> reporter: pages promoting pox pops down since attention has been focused on the practice. >> if this become is a widespread practice it will be a matter of time before you see some one with a devastating outcome. >> whoa. >> i am creeped out by the whole thing. it just seems so irresponsible. i think that's what bothers me more than the creep factor. >> you have two kids. you know the deal. >> yeah. if you're not going vaccinate them, that is one thing. to infect them using other people's germs.
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this morning on "world news now" -- convicted. michael jackson's doctor is found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. >> he was taken to prison -- will he stay there? why he may not be serving his sentence behind bars. it's tuesday, november 8th. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin. michael jackson fans crowded around the courthouse yesterday afternoon erupted into cheers when they heard that guilty verdict. the jackson family says it is not over. we'll hear their reaction and also tell you why dr. murray may be allowed to serve his sentence from home. >> very interesting, actually, after the drama and six weeks of trial may not be behind bars.
>> maybe not. >> we'll explain why. and breaking news this morning. we learned overnight that heavyweight boxing champion joe frazier has passed away. he died at home after a short battle with liver cancer. he was just 67 years old. >> so sad. and later, here's a question for all our moms out there -- are you getting enough sleep? we know the answer. more moms are turning to sleeping pills to help. and it may not be the best idea. >> have you ever dabbled with the ambien? or lunesta? >> i haven't. i drop like a rock. >> no help needed? i'm jealous. >> sometimes natural stuff. no, i am good. >> i am jealous. helps me out sometimes. all right. now to the emotional end to the michael jackson case. the jury finds that dr. conrad murray is to blame for the death of his one and only patient. >> the verdict came after less than nine hours of deliberations and the pop star's family and fans were elated. our coverage begins with abc's diana alvear, good morning, diana. >> reporter: rob, sunny, good morning. there are just two words to describe the scene outside the courthouse
yesterday, sheer pandemonium. there were hundreds gathered outside waiting for the verdict to be announced out loud. the moment they found out murray had been found guilty, a roar came out of that crowd. many people screaming that michael jackson had finally gotten the justice they felt he deserved. >> we, the jury in the above entitled action, find the defendant, conrad robert murray, guilty of the crime of involuntary manslaughter. >> reporter: it took the jury just over nine hours of deliberation to reach their decision. [ buzzer ] >> reporter: for those seven men and five women, several weeks of trial and testimony boiled down to just one question -- who killed michael jackson? did the doctor's actions constitute gross negligence or was the singer so desperate for more drugs that he injected himself with propofol? the jury sided with the state. the judge ordered murray taken
directly to jail. the doctor stoic as deputies led him out of the courtroom in handcuffs. for prosecutors, their win could not make up for the jackson family's loss. >> our sympathies go out to the jackson family at this time for the loss that they have suffered. not a pop icon, but a son and a brother. >> reporter: father joe jackson holding two thumbs up as he left. now murray will have to stay in jail until his november 29th sentencing. he faces maximum of four years in prison. prosecutors say he is going to lose his medical license. rob, sunny? >> thank you, diana. michael jackson's parents and four of his siblings were in the courtroom to hear the verdict. they suggest there may be more to come. our coverage continues with kabc's rob hayes who spoke to members of jackson's family. >> reporter: with word that a verdict was reached, members of the jackson family made their way to the courthouse. when the jury's verdict was read, the crowd outside erupted. katherine jackson on the way out of the courthouse mouthed i'm happy, thank you. la toya jackson, a bit more
animated as she stopped to speak with us. >> wonderful. absolutely. justice was served. michael was watching over us. >> reporter: in the hours after the verdict, la toya turned to her twitter account, tweeting victory! then, michael, i love you, and i will continue to fight until all are brought to justice. and then, thank you, everyone, for your love and support. it will always be appreciated. in los angeles, rob hayes reporting for abc news. >> shift gears to the sentencing part of this. back in court november 29th. what could happen then? >> well, he is look at up to four years in prison. so the judge could sentence him to that. the defense will say no he should get probation. the prosecution will ask for the four years. but the interesting thing about it is that there is so much overcrowding in the prisons in los angeles it is possible he would be remanded to the los angeles county jail. and then, they are crowded.
look at lindsay lohan, 30 days, 4.5 hours. even if he is sentenced to four years in prison he could just get out in no time. >> or serve the sentence at home? >> yes. >> you could not get jail time for involuntary manslaughter. >> infuriating. i know. well, a big loss for the world of boxing this morning. smokin' joe frazier has died. the former heavyweight champion will forever be linked with mohammed ali who he fought three times and defeated once. frazier was diagnosed with liver cancer a few weeks ago. as recently as september signing autographs in las vegas. joe frazier was just 67 years old. >> the first man to beat ali. >> yeah. another big story this week, penn state coaching legend, joe paterno, can expect pretty tough questions today when he speaks to reporters for the first time since news broke of the sex scandal. a top police agent questioned whether paterno had a
moral responsibility to do more. paterno a coaching legend known for running a squeaky clean and ethical program. paterno was told of one specific case of sexual abuse by the former coach but did not go to police. he reported the matter only to campus administrators. and herman cain has scheduled a news conference later today in phoenix to respond to latest allegations against him. >> that's right. a chicago area woman is the fourth person to accuse the presidential candidate of inappropriate behavior. abc's karen travers has the latest. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning, the sexual harassment controversy around herman cain has been swirling for a week. but so far the women involved have remained anonymous. that changed yesterday when we heard from a chicago area woman that said cain behaved inappropriately toward her back in the 1990s. sharon bialik said that in 1997 she went to herman cain for help with a job. but she says she got much more than she asked for. >> he put his hand on my leg, under my skirt, and reached for
my genitals. he also grabbed my head and brought it toward his crotch. this isn't what i came here for -- mr. cain said, "you want a job, right?" >> reporter: she told three people about the incident but didn't file work place complaints. she didn't work for cain. a spokesman for cain dismissed the charges as false allegations. >> we are getting back on message. end of story. >> reporter: politically, cain seems to be weathering the storm. an abc news/"washington post" poll had him neck in neck with mitt romney at the top of the republican feed. more than half of republican voters say the sexual harassment controversy is not serious. and almost 70% said it wouldn't impact the likelihood they would support cain. >> we don't know how much longer he can hold on to that top spot if voters start to really question, whether this is just a one time incident or whether there is a pattern here. >> reporter: there were the national restaurant association and at least two
account cain accusers. but his campaign still insists that all of these allegations are completely false. rob, sunny? >> it doesn't stop there. there's a reported in "the washington examiner" this morning saying that nine years ago he gave a speech at a dinner then asked some colleagues to hook him up with a woman in the audience at the time. they didn't follow the request. still, there was that suggestion of what exactly do you want to have dinner with this woman for. so now more and more starting to come out. >> i think the problem so many people are having, the cover-up aspect. ultimate denial. it's not me. at least come forward. now so many women. this woman that gave the press today, she was pretty credible. very credible. why not just meet it head-on? this sort of thing. i didn't do it. i don't know. >> hope we are not seeing an
anthony weiner situation. >> it doesn't work. >> we'll see. press conference should be fascinating political theater. >> i can't wait. >> yeah. all right. here is your monday forecast -- sorry, tuesday forecast, heavy rain, hail, high wind. houston, dallas, little rock, st. louis, memphis. downpours will spread to chicago, detroit, des moines. four to six inches of the white stuff, iowa, southern minnesota, wisconsin. showers from seattle to northern california. >> 59, sacramento. 47 in albuquerque and 37 in salt lake city. omaha gets up to 44. and detroit 62. 68 in new york. 81 in miami. this next story brings together two of our favorite things -- family reunions and football. >> stacy lowe there in the pink jersey on the field at kansas city's arrowhead stadium sunday expecting her soldier fiance home that night. in a video, he said he was delayed. >> that's then with the crowd cheering, staff sergeant, william bell ran on to the field. that's right. cue the tearful, heartfelt reunion there. bell has completed three overseas tours and the couple plans on getting married come may. >> that always gets me. i am such a romantic. >> tearing up over here. >> i love weddings and all that
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>> good advice. put away the electronics. makes sense. get out of bed if you can't sleep. don't toss and turn. get out do something. and make yourself tired. [ snoring ] >> i know you want to sleep. almost there. >> i am really suprised that so many women are taking these sleeping pills. you are going to be groggy, you have to take care of your children. we are trying to be superwomen. a big part. trying to do everything. you can't. >> tough. i hear your roar, girl. it's all right. all right. coming up next, why michael vick could be caught up in an x-rated scandal. >> uh-huh. and dramatic steps and nasty words on "dancing with the star." "the skinny" is coming up next. and dramatic steps and nasty words on "dancing with the star." "the skinny" is coming up next. >> coming up. the stars." "the skinny" is coming up next. >> coming up. h@
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