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in chicago, jussie smollett is telling his story to the judge and a jury. the actor returns to the stand today in his own trial over the alleged attack that prosecutors say he engineered. here's kristine sloan. >> reporter: this morning, actor jussie smollett taking the stand in his own defense. the former "empire" actor denying he staged a racist and anti-gay attack against himself, testifying there was no hoax, similar to what he said in 2019. >> i've been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one. i would not be my mother's son if i was capable of one drop of what i was accused of. >> reporter: the alleged attackers were eventually identified as two brothers who
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testified last week that smollett paid them $3500 to carry out the fake assault, including placing a noose around his neck. >> do you want to take it off or anything? >> yes, i do. they poured bleach on me. i want it to be filmed. >> reporter: in court monday, smollett testified he did pay one of the brothers, but foror advice on nutrition and training. smollett says they met in 2017 at a club and both worked on the set of "empire". he said both did drugs and had a sexual relationship, a claim osundairo denies. smollett's lawyer has suggested the brothers were motivated by greed and their dislike of smollett, claiming the brothers tried to get $1 million from the actor. but the brothers, aspiring actors, say they worked with smollett in hopes of advancing their careers. the prosecution saying smollett
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staged the attack for publicity. the jury could get the case later today. the charges against smollett for allegedly lying to police carry a three-year prison sentence. but if found guilty, experts say he'd likely face probation or community service. mona, ike? >> kristine, thanks. prince harry is getting some attention for comments about jobs and mental health. in an interview with fast company, harry said quitting a job that doesn't bring you joy can be good for your mental health. harry also said he realizes some people's struggles which are just now being talked about have been brewing for quite some time. some people online praised him for his outlook. harry quit being a working member of britain's royal family in 2020. >> just to confirm, this job brings us joy. we're here. we're not leaving. >> lots of joy. coming up, the supply chain shortage affecting the breakfast table. we're talking about the morning schmear of cream cheese. and that is not all. you're watching "world news now." ♪ tragedy ♪
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♪ when the feeling's gone ♪ ♪ and you can't go on ♪ ♪ there's tragedy ♪ it is a supply chain shortage that's hitting so close to home for some of us that it can only be described, not to be dramatic, as a tragedy. >> you're not being dramatic, we're talking about a lack of cream cheese right here in the big apple. that's just the frosting on the cake. will ganss is here with more. >> did someone say drama? am i the drama? is it me? there are some things you just don't mess with in new york. you don't take up two seats on the subway. you don't call it a slice of cheese meez pizza, it's called a plain slice. you don't walk slowly on the sidewalk. and you don't mess with our cream cheese. they might call it the big apple, but there's nothing more new york than a bagel with cream cheese. >> we have espresso, jalapeno cheddar, birthday cake. we don't have our cream cheese sent in. whatever pops into our head, we
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can make. >> thanks to the supply chain crisis, when it comes to cream cheese, new yorkers finding themselves spread thin. >> everybody's freaking out. >> it's kind of scary. >> i'll try the best i can. >> but it's schmear chaos the country where supply chain issues are to blame for a ongoing chicken tender catastrophe. tenddyes at 3.54 this week, up per pound from last year. and last week it rose to $3.98 per pound. and in the south, the heat is on for anyone looking to include tamales on their christmas dinner menu. certain ingredients in the traditional dish more expensive than ever if they're around at all. some chefs swapping spices in their recipes for tamales to make it work. and in st. louis, a peppermint shortage, presenting a slate of minty fresh problems for bakers and baristas looking to whip up
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season sweets at places like park avenue coffee. as headlines proclaim what the candy cane, but back in new york, the kraft heinz company says not to worry. as more people continue to eat breakfast at home and use cream cheese as an ingredient in easy desse desserts, we expect to see the trend continue. as such, we're shipping 35% more product to food service partners, such as bagel shops versus a year ago. >> hustle, scramble. you know, we're new yorkers. we've been scrambling and hustling for two years now with the pandemic. we'll find a way. there's always butter. >> it's important to remember the cream cheese situation goes beyond new york and beyond bagels. it is used for cheesecakes, frostings, dips and more. that said, you guys, keep this on the dl, some cream cheese for yous guys. >> let me get that right here. yu're a saint. >> listen, there are some partially stale bagels that come every night. all right, just kidding. appreciate that. apparently, in philadelphia, though, you can get cream cheese, get it? coming up, are cats really
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♪ ♪ time now for "that's wild", starting with the ferocious wildlife fight in canada. >> that's right, a home security camera captured the moment two black bear cubs engaged in a light sibling smackdown outside one home in british columbia. >> they definitely took it outside. the homeowner says the cubs dubbed yogi and boo boo, and their mother live in a nearby forest and have made frequent visits to their property for several months. >> wonder if they have any honey. >> maybe that's what they're fighting over. regardless of what kind of species you are, you're going to fight with your brother or sister. next, to the new study
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suggesting millions of pet owners could be hovering a four-legged psycho in their homes. >> guys, they're talking about cats. researchers believe if cats were people they'd probably be psychopaths. >> researchers claim the average cat displays at least some level of psychopathic behavior when measured using human psychological standards. >> when asked whether their cat torments prey and picks fights and is undeterred by punishment. i said earlier i don't think cats are psychopaths. they set clear boundaries, they know what they like and what they don't, and they torment their prey. >> leave the cats alone. it's their house, it's their apartment, okay? you're not going to win. >> exactly. slander will not be accepted. now, to a pet that could actually be psychotic, a guinea pig that chewed off her owner's hair.
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>> a kentucky hairdresser claims that after snuggling with her pet rodent on her bedroom floor for the night she woke up and looked in the mirror, dixie had chomped off her bangs. >> sullivan shared what she now calls her guinea wig. video on tiktok showing off what's left of her -- oh, no! what's left of her bangs. she clarified that it didn't eat her hair, she left her sheered locks on the floor. >> i would rather her eat it. i don't want to see the remnants. >> i'm taking that thing right back to petsmart. immediately. and finally, a dog chasing down the delivery person for all the right reasons. >> you guys this is the cutest stinkin' video on the internet. for what he apparently thinks is the right reason, the doorbell camera footage in minnesota showed a very good boy named nixon eagerly returning a
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