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president obama is waiting for news almost like it's election day. in fact, in just a few hours we'll know whether he struck gold with his pitch to bring the 2016 olympic games to chicago. plus, the late night confession no one in the audience saw coming. you have to hear what made david letterman admit to having relations with some of his employees. and a man has one word to describe his wife. stupid. that's what he said. police say she was so drunk she passed out in her minivan while her two young kids apparently wandered off for miles. thank you so much for being with us today. let's get started.
our top story, new this morning the number of people out of work is at a 26-year high. the unemployment rate rose to 9.8% last month. that's about 263,000 jobs lost, more than expected. we want to take a quick look at the markets to show you how the numbers are reacting to this news. so far you can see that stocks are down in early trading after a terrible down day yesterday. our money expert jennifer westhoven has more on what the unemployment numbers mean in just a moment. meanwhile, we're about three hours from finding out who will host the 2016 summer olympic games. overnight president obama and the first lady lobbied to bring the olympics to chicago. now they have to wait to find out if those efforts are going to pay off. the president told the international olympic committee that chicago and the u.s. are ready to host such a global event. i urge you to choose chicago. i urge you to choose america. and if you do, if we walk this
path together, i promise you this. the city of chicago and the united states of america will make the world proud. >> chicago, tokyo, rio, and madrid have been lobbying for more than a year to host the 2016 olympic games. the editor of an olympics website says rio and chicago are neck and neck. new this morning a jaw-dropping admission from late night host david letterman. he says he was a target of a $2 million extortion plot. he also admitted to having sex with female employees in the past. now, in a somewhat bizarre explanation to his audience last night letterman said a man threatened to write a screenplay exposing those relationships. >> would it be embarrassing if it were made public? perhaps it would. perhaps it would. especially for the women.
but that's a decision for them to make if they want to come public and talk about the relationships. if i want to go public and talk about the relationships. but what you don't want is a guy saying, oh, i know you had sex with women so i would like $2 million or i'm going to make trouble for you. meanwhile, cbs says the suspect joel jose padillaermjoed at the network for 20 plus years. he was arrested yesterday after allegedly accepting a fake $2 million check. what do you think? do you think letterman handled the announcement well or not? call us right now or e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. you can also text us. text the word views plus your comments and name to hln tv. standard text rates do apply. we'll be airing some of the responses throughout the day. now let's get balk to the unemployment numbers. despite other signs of life in
the economy, large numbers of jobs are still being lost. our money expert jennifer westhoven has more on what today's unemployment numbers could mean for this economy. jen? >> hi. thank you, virginia. this is one of the best ways we have to see how the economy is doing. you know, different in terms of what we hear from federal reserve heads who are looking at a lot of numbers. this is how people feel it. unemployment got worse in the latest month. it ticked slightly higher so up to 9.8%. that's the worst since 1983. back then it was more than 10%. we're awfully close to that. more than 7 million jobs have been destroyed since the recession started and it's very widespread across industry. construction lost 64,000 jobs. factory jobs down 51,000. retail, even government jobs down sharply, virginia. one of the few areas that eeked out gains is still health care. if you're job hunting the best thing to do is if you can find any way to align your skills to a health care job even as an accountant apply for a position with a health care firm and
you're more likely to get in. >> at least there's one bright spot out of all of those. thank you so much. new this morning, another strong earthquake shook an already devastated area today. this one hit off of tonga. people there and in the samoan islands are still looking for survivors from tuesday's tsunami which killed at least 168 people, washed away entire villages, ripped apart families. at least ten significant quakes have hit that area in the last couple of days. dramatic amateur video this morning of the quake aftermath in indonesia. take a look at this. it was captured right after a roof collapsed at a sports hall while people were inside practicing karate. you can see them in their karate uniforms and you can see people coming out of the rubble covered with dust. still, oh, unbelievable. at least 1100 people died after two quakes hit that country and it's feared that thousands more may still be buried in rubble just like this. michael jackson was apparently in pretty good
physical shape before he died. the associated press got a copy of his autopsy report, which says jackson's heart was strong and his other major organs were normal. but jackson's lungs were apparently chronically inflamed. a doctor who reviewed the autopsy report talked about the findings. >> he's 50. all of us at the age of 50, you have some wear and tear on your body especially with what he did. so to my opinion what i have seen is certainly normal wear and tear. he did have some scars from cosmetic surgery and all the issues that we know and he did have multiple needle marks on his arms. >> as you may recall, a coroner ruled jackson's death a homicide caused by a powerful sedative. we are heading into a weekend and for a lot of people that means they want to know how the weather is going to be so let's go to meteorologist bob van dillen to find out. >> so far it's been an active friday morning. a lot of rain pulling into the great lakes, back into the northeast now, too. you can see the trailing cold
front driving down through kentucky and tennessee, back into alabama and it stretches all the way back down to the gulf but the rain has really been thinning out as it runs into drier air anchored across the mid-atlantic states. the heavy rain is just about over with for you across the extreme southern louisiana. light scattered showers. we had them out there just about an hour and a half ago. after a strong line of thunderstorms raced on through lake ponchartrain into the crescent city, had some decent rain. now it's drying out also around basically mississippi and alabama with broken line of showers near atlanta but as you can see, not much to worry about but the low clouds are in. might catch a delay or two at the airport because of that. rain picks up though when you get in towards ohio and then it really picks up nicely across northern pennsylvania. now stretching in towards new york as well and the rain wraps all the way back in towards minnesota, the dakotas and then wraps back in towards wisconsin, too. some of the rain totals we had from yesterday pretty impressive. look at these coming out of minnesota. look at paynesville, 2.9 inches of rain. st. cloud, 2.13.
fargo and north dakota almost two inches of rain yesterday. speaking of heavy rain look at this. it was like the apocalypse. that's how one woman described mudslides that killed at least 13 people on the island of cicely in italy. authorities say several buildings collapsed and about 20 people are still missing. so that is just a horrible situation. it was basically a heck of a lot of rain in the mountains, just washing down and going, turning into the mud. so just a dire situation in parts of cicely unfortunately. >> my husband has relatives there. not in those areas though. >> it's a rough couple days. more rain in the forecast to go. >> that's a shame. thank you so much, bob. well, apparently reality television is just a little too real for jon gosselin. why he told producers of "jon and kate plus 8" to stop the show and how they're reacting.
sent a cease and desist order to stop filming his children. on our sister network cnn gosselin told larry king he's trying to protect his kids. >> i'm asking not to be on the show. i'm asking my children not to be on the show. i mean, i don't want them to film anymore. i don't think it's healthy for them and the reason doint think it's healthy for them is we're going through a divorce right now and i don't think it should be televised and i think my kids should be taken off the show. >> jon wants to try this in the media. he doesn't want to go to a judge. he doesn't want to deal with the question of the best interests of the children. that's kate's sole concern. >> meanwhile, kate gosselin is accusing jon of stopping the show because producers wanted to focus more on her experience as a single mom, giving him a lesser role. we have an exciting addition to our primetime lineup. "the joy behar show" premiered this week and airs every night at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln. here is a quick taste of just
what you'll get. it's her "not for nothing" commentary. >> not for nothing but all i keep hearing is that president obama is trying to do too much. that he has too much on his plate. rush limbaugh has too much on his plate. barack obama is the president. he's supposed to be busy. sorry, but after two terms of a president who had more time to work on his tan than george hamilton, obama looks like a guy with hyperactivity disorder. by the way, how you spend your time is also important, may i just add that? obama has spent the last eight months trying to pass health care reform and negotiate a ban on nuclear weapons. bush spent eight years just trying to pronounce the word "nuclear." president obama hasn't taken on too much. he just has to work too hard to achieve anything because a lot of people in congress fight him at every turn. you know, it's easy to just sit
on your behind and criticize. my staff is doing that right now. i see you. i'm watching all of you. rather than accuse obama of being over extended, why don't these blow hards in congress come up with some alternatives or solutions? all you hear is this endless stream of "no, i don't wanna. you're gonna do what?" they sound like me on my wedding night. may i offer up this solution? when these lazy s.o.b.s come up for the mid-term election just tell them you would have voted for them but you were just too busy. that's just me. >> you can catch the joy behar show at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln and in about 20 minutes hear joy and john stewart chatting about her show and her other show. if you're trying to buy or sell a house, there is some good news about mortgage rates. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here.
we could use good news. >> back below 5%. anybody who is trying to sell right now is thinking, maybe, maybe. yeah, mortgage rates back below the mark. not quite at the record low, which was set in the spring, but we're close to it. that is some good news in a bad economy. the 30-year mortgage, here you see it for the first time in four months, 4.94. this is from freddie mac. and a 15 year. that's a record low. 4.3%. if you can swing the monthly payment, carefully, right, be careful about that. you would pay a lot less interest over time if you can take that on with integrity. you have to make sure you can still pay it. all right. we talked this week about the ceo of america's biggest bank quitting. ken lewis from bank of america. well, you know you've heard all of this talk about how they're getting rid of golden parachutes. it's not a golden parachute but his pension is $53 million. yeah, they never put press releases out about stuff like that. it's in the small print. >> strange. >> it was in the proxy statement bank of america files but he is leaving of course amid heavy
criticism over his bank's takeover of merrill lynch but even with all the criticism, $3.5 million a year for the rest of his life. how is he going to live on that? >> exactly. >> all right. there uyou go. thank you, jen. elizabeth smart was just 14 years old when she was kidnapped from her bedroom. now she is telling the chilling details about what happened to her and police say they found more than a pound of pot in the last place you might expect.
so for the first time elizabeth smart is talking publicly about her kidnapping seven years ago. yesterday in court she described her kidnapper brian david mitchell as evil, wicked, and slimy. that's a quote. she says mitchell raped her three or four times a day. and threatened to kill her as she tried to escape. smart's father says she actually wanted to face mitchell in court and asked if he could be muzzled for the hearing. >> there were certainly a lot of things that i had never heard before. and i had -- and i had no idea
what she had gone through, so much out there. >> so difficult for the family. smart's testimony will help decide whether mitchell is mentally competent to stand trial. we're just hours away from the final decision on which city could be hosting the 2016 summer olympics. larry smith here to give us the scoop. so we're on pins and needles. >> this is so exciting. how often do you get a chance to be -- you know, as we're seeing right now, in daly plaza, yeah, in chicago, daly plaza they're preparing for the announcement here just about two and a half hours away. chicago never hosted an olympics before but at stake billions of dollars in revenue. priceless prestige that comes with being forever known as an olympic host. they're getting ready to party in chicago. i'm sorry. this actually is madrid. i didn't think it looked like daly plaza. this is madrid. they just completed their bid, the spanish congregation, the
spanish group the last of the four cities in the running and again, madrid also getting ready to party. they have never hosted an olympics before. now, the candidates will be eliminated one by one in a tense half hour of successive rounds of secret balloting by an international-dsht international olympic committee. chicago certainly a slight favorite, a superior technical bid including most of its venues built and near the popular downtown area and along lake michigan. madrid lost a bid to host both in 1972 and 2012 but their advantage, they have more than 70% of their venues already completed. rio was a sentimental favorite trying to become the first south american country to host the games. they hosted the 2007 panamerican games and they were a success. that helps them. many consider tokyo to be an outsider, the asian neighbor beijing just hosted summer olympics a year ago. but they pitched committee members about becoming a model of public safety and environmental responsibility to the world. they said, hey. we are the world's most exciting city. bring them here. we'll see what happens in a couple hours. moving on, michael vick will not
be selling nikes. the company denied signing him to a contract a day after an announcement by company representing vick claimed otherwise. vick will get shoes from nike but just won't be a spokesman. he was a nike spokesman until they dropped him two years ago ahead of his prison sentence on dog fighting charges. that's a look at sports. and, you know, i was just going to say that the olympics, it's too bad anyone has to lose because the city has put so much into it. >> and these are four very, very good candidates. >> we'll see. it's going to be soon. thanks so much, larry. hln is dicking kicking off a new series called "my city my secret" a look at the hidden places across the country. tonight an insider tour from cincinnati. >> what's going on? of course don't forget,
cincinnati is my city. these are some of my best kept secrets. you're at the mount adams bar and grill. i come to the mount adams bar and grill because everybody knows my name. they have good music. the bartenders are cool. the food is absolutely fantastic. we are in downtown cincinnati at the aronoff center. it's art central whether it be musicals, gallery showings, it's the premier place for people to come and express themselves. we're in a place where you can bring your family, your friends, and be by yourself. what's unique about eden park is it's in the city, next to the river. and it has the magnificent lakes. i might wander down with one of my model airplanes. sometimes i'll run my radio control cars. other times i'll set off rockets. so i sort of live in my own world but take advantage of the space. the tour is over. sorry. i have to go. but i hope you enjoyed some of
it works. from its first world fair more than a century ago to the world cup we hosted in the '90s we know how to put on big events. >> today i can dream, and i am dreaming of an olympic and paraolympic games in chicago that will light up lives and neighborhoods all across america and all across the world. >> the first lady there and the president saying chicago and the u.s. would make the world proud if it hosts the 2016 summer games. he and the first lady made their plea to the international olympic committee in denmark
overnight. chicago, tokyo, rio and madrid will find out which city wins in about two and a half hours. >> the creepy stuff was that i have had sex with women who work for me on this show. now, my response to that is, yes, i have. >> there were moments when the audience didn't seem to know how to respond when late night host david letterman admitted to having affairs with women who worked for him. he came clean after another cbs employee allegedly tried to blackmail him about all that info for $2 million. the suspect joe halderman was arrested yesterday. the u.s. may never be able to declare victory in iraq. that is from the war's top commander army general ray odierno who says it is because no one may know if victory is achieved for five or ten years. yesterday he said the u.s. is still ontrack to gradually withdraw its troops.
michael jackson was apparently in pretty good physical shape before he died. the associated press got a copy of his autopsy report, which says jackson's heart was strong and his other major organs were normal but there were apparently numerous punctures on both arms, a knee, and an ankle. a coroner ruled jackson's death a homicide caused by powerful sedatives. those are your headlines at this point. welcome back. i'm virginia cha. thanks for having us over. the decision for the 2016 games is expected at right around 12:55 p.m. eastern time. our own larry smith is a veteran of four olympic games and joins us now to give us some perspective. >> good morning. i'm excited about this. atlanta, beijing, for me athens, also torino in '06 so this is a special time. chicago, rio, madrid, and tokyo are the four finalists, all outstanding cities with impressive bids. so how can the international olympic committee choose just one? there are a lot of key factors that go into this. hotels for one. the lodging for athletes, media,
and other personnel, the venues not only in place but also the ones that need to be built must match specific criteria. security is an issue. transportation. doepg contro doping control. and of course money. how much money do you have and will your government make up for any overage? that happens quite a bit when you get to the end and try to finish off these projects. the decision will be made by committee members with little cur enlt knowledge of the four finalists because they are prohibited from visiting the cities to prevent bribery. virginia? >> larry, typically there is a favorite that emerges. who is the odds on favorite in this group? >> the favorite here you have to say really is chicago. it's a close call but just as tony blair's visit to the ioc four years ago gave london a final push at the wire ahead of odds on favorite paris president obama's pitch will resonate. he is extremely popular abroad. when i was in beijing last year it was overwhelming worldwide support for barack obama for the presidency and some believe his impassioned speech about chicago
and its massive parks, water front space and michigan avenue along with lake michigan with the picturesque skyline alongside of michigan avenue will play in the city's favor. chicago, a lot of hotels. if it's in the u.s. that's more ad dollars, more revenue going back to the ioc. they're my pick as the host for the 2016 games. we'll find out in a couple hours. >> thanks so much. speaking, let's take you to some new video this morning, a tape given to israel officials by the militant group hamas showing a thin but apparently healthy captured israeli soldier. he was kidnapped when palestinian militants crossed from gaza into israel. this is three years ago. in the video he reads from a newspaper dated september 14th. israel was given the tape today after it released 19 palestinian female prisoners who were being held at a detention camp outside of jerusalem. a mother is accused of being so drunk she passed out in her
parked minivan, leaving two toddlers to just get out of the car and wander away. broward county deputies say someone found those kids ages 3 and 4. they were miles from home, trying to cross a busy road. they then found the woman passed out in the van in her driveway. the judge openly scolded her in court. >> your children were found two miles away from you passed out in your driveway. and if that is not a danger to your children, then i don't know what is, ma'am. short of having a loaded gun with them, i don't know what's any more dangerous. >> she is charged with dui and child neglect. her husband, by the way, said, quote, she's stupid and indicated that the two wouldn't be married much longer. 16,000 nurses are suing to avoid being forced to take the new flu vaccine. the union for the group in washington says it opposes their hospital's new mandatory vaccination policy saying it needs to be supervised by the federal or state government.
the policy would make any nurses who don't get the vaccine wear a surgical mask while on duty. next week people in the samoan islands will say final fare wells to the more than 100 friends and family killed in tuesday's tsunami. the island is having a mass funeral. on american samoa some people will follow tradition by burying loved ones in their yards. one family said they'll bury their daughter with her backpack because she loves school. all right. i think that bob shoeld us earlier there is some rain out there. let's find out what we're talking about. there was this line moving across the country. >> yeah. it's actually fading apart which is good for the mid-atlantic but we'll see more rain develop on the back side of the low and you can see on the satellite picture here's the clouds wrapping up through minnesota through the dakotas as well. you have a low pressure region right about here with high pressure building in. the end result, it's going to be a windy day. we're talking about central nebraska, western kansas, parts of the dakotas and wyoming.
winds gusting easily 35 to 40 miles per hour for the afternoon. but underneath that high, on the west side of that, temperatures have been extremely cool at the start of the day even for this time of the year. we're looking at freeze warnings just south of denver now. freeze warnings all the areas sha shaded in purple. in denver the mid to low 20s. so a cold start. getting up to 32 now. 33 in grand junction. it's going to heat up quickly now for areas by l.a. so high fire danger area. once again mainly for areas north of los angeles in the mountains and the valleys you're looking at a low humidity day again, humidity levels probably in the teens to single digits by this afternoon. gusty winds, winds gusting agaent again. it's going to be warm. temperatures into the low 90s. not 100s but still on the warm side. here's the thin line of rain we're talking about before, notice all the clouds wrapping up out of the gulf of mexico. heavy rain for the gulf coast this morning should spread back in towards atlanta late thoern afternoon.
scattered showers a possibility but it's just cloud cover so far for the mid-atlantic up to the northeast coast line. take you live to the beltway. here's the way it looks when you get towards washington, d.c. trying to do a little traveling so far so good but the clouds have been gradually thickening. they will continue to thicken and lower throughout the day and rain in the forecast for you basically after dark tonight. that's what you're watching. dry day. wet night. more details in just a bit. see you next week, virginia. >> you can stay if you want. >> today is friday. no, i got to go. >> all right. have a great weekend. thank you so much. >> see you later. all right. hate to say it but move over lucy. it seems another female fossil may be the oldest skeleton ever found of a human ancestor. scientists believe the fossilized remains of a four-foot tall female are 4.4 million years old, nick named arty. predates lucy by more than a million years. researchers believe it could offer new clues to how humans may have evolved. >> if you were to ask someone on
be the street today what did an early ancestor of humans look like, they would probably say, well, it would look like lucy and before that it would look like a chimpanzee. what the fossils that are being described in science today will tell you is that both of those conclusions are very incorrect. >>ardi was discovered in ethiopia back in 1994 sandwiched between layers of volcanic rock. it took three years just to dig out the skeleton and years more of course to study it. listen to this. a 10-year-old girl tried to sell her grandmother on ebay. she says her grandmother is annoying. the bids came pouring in. we'll explain. remember that facebook posting that asked whether president obama should be killed? the secret service has figured out who wrote that post and we're going to tell you were the prankster isn't going to be prosecuted.
police in chicago are investigating the beating of another teenager. a witness told police the 14-year-old was chased down by three other teenagers wednesday night. he is now in critical condition. this is coming just a week after a 16-year-old was beaten to death in that city. do you remember the facebook poll we told you about earlier this week that asked whether president obama should be killed? well, the secret service says it was a kid behind the prank. the secret service determined there was no threat, though, to the president after the agents met with the juvenile and the parents. the juvenile won't be prosecuted. the secret service is not identifying this child, the parents, or where they live.
so maybe you, maybe someone you know, may be running out of unemployment benefits and are counting on the government to pass an extension. well, our money expert jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. some people are wondering, what's the holdup in congress? >> so many families, virginia, are relying on this money. it's all they have to make ends meet. the plan would mean 13 more weeks of checks for people in some states. not all of them but the hardest hit states. it did pass the house of representatives but then it goes to the senate and that's where the road block was. and the whole thing is that the extension would be in states that are in red where unemployment is more than 8.5%. there you see them. what happens is the senators from the other states, the white states, are barking, saying, hey, that's not fair to the people who live in our states. maybe they should get the extension, too. now, look. the bill is not dead yet so they may work out a compromise. i will keep you posted on any developments on this but a lot of families of course seeing their benefits run out.
for every job open right now there are six people looking. very tough times to get a job. no doubt about it. let's bring you some good news. your heating bill this winter, believe it or not, could be down from what you paid last year. it could look a little easier to you. the government says, well, you know, with factories running on low they're using less gas. they've got a lot of supply. the government is storing more natural gas than it ever has. you know what that means with supply and demand. a lot of supply. good for prices. natural gas prices down about 8% yesterday. so you may see that. some gas suppliers already cut their rates. more are likely to follow. i wanted to give you something good along with the tough job news today. >> we like that. it's already starting to get cold in some places so definitely good news there. thanks, jen. okay. so a 10-year-old girl did something that is a no-no on ebay. she tried to sell her grandmother. london's daily mail reports the girl said her grandmother was, quote, annoying and moaning a lot. she said grandma can be very cuddly and loves word searches.
the girl says it was a joke. she was just trying to get someone to help care for her disabled grandmother. bidding, though, actually hit about $30,000 before ebay shut down the auction tuesday. grandma says she's worth millions. i bet she is. a husband and wife raising a stink over how their home was trashed. how they say raw meat helped them expose a phony landlord. we'll explain.
so support for abortion rights has fallen significantly since last year from 54% to 47%. a new survey from a nonpartisan research group now shows americans are pretty much split on this issue. the group first noticed a shift in april and one of the authors says president obama may be the reason because conservatives may be worried he'll go too far in supporting abortion rights and those on the left are relaxing their views. a married couple says someone put raw meat in the walls of their house to stink up the place. they say their las vegas home
was vacant. an unauthorized renter trashed the place. a man is accused of being a phony landlord and renting out their empty home. >> it's crazy. anybody can just leave out of town for a few weeks or whatever it may be and they come back and their house could be gone. somebody could be living here. so it's just odd. it's crazy. >> so the man is accused of collecting rent on several homes he doesn't own. no twitter and now no radio show for one star athlete, larry smith, so what is going on here? the nfl can't twitter and now this guy can't do a radio show. what's up? this actually does make some sense. jacksonville quarterback david garrard has had his radio show nixed by his head coach jack del rio. the show aired the last three fridays. that's two days before game day. now, del rio says doing media stuff early in the week to rehash the previous game is okay but, hey, listen, late in the
week getting close to game time players should be devoted to studying the game plans and spending time with family and garrard says he understands. no more shows on friday. the earthquake and tsunami has wreaked havoc on samoa and american samoa and has resonated among the college football community here in the u.s. dozens of college football players are samoan. in fact, the university of utah defensive tackle lost eight family members in the tragedy and one of his team mates on the utah team lost three close relatives. the utah coach says the school is doing whatever it can to help those players. well, maybe the video of the moment. we've ad those embarrassing moments. here's one. end of a high school football game in vermont the team that's losing, 16-14, misses a game-winning field goal. oert team is celebrating but that's a live ball. what are you doing? the spike in celebration turns into a fumble. the other team picks it up, scores a touchdown, they win the game at the gun. oh, 20-16. as for this guy, he'll come back in his tenth, 15th, 20th reunion and be the guy who fumbled the
ball, the game away, the game-winning -- fumbled away the game-winning touchdown by spiking it. there you go. the moment he'll always be known as. >> he'll have a chance at redemption at another game. >> let's hope. >> let's hope so. bring everybody cupcakes at christmas. poor guy. thanks, larry. i want to let you know, we have an exciting edition to our prime-time lineup. "the joy behar show" premieres this week. it airs every night at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln. last night joy visited the daily show. jon stewart, the host, asked her about a comment that "the view" cohost whoopi goldberg made that seemed to excuse rape charges against roman polanski. >> she wasn't saying that roman polanski wasn't a rapist and a creep. what she was say, let's get it straight what he was charged with. the words, rape, rape, consensual sex with your father. another new thing that just came out. >> but for him, i think they called it rape and i think they
were going to have a trial, isn't that what happened, and then he left? >> i don't know. do you think i follow that legal stuff. >> don't you have to, don't you have to plow through nancy grace. isn't there something you've got to do there as you're running. did you hear what they found in the trunk?! >> nancy grace, of course, airs at 8:00, the hour before joy behar's show, 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln. a teenager who lost his leg in a rocket attack in gaza is walking without crutches for the first time in five years. the 15-year-old got a prosthetic leg after a donation from the palestinian children's relief fund. the teen is staying in washington state with a host family, taking classes too. he'll return to his family in gaza in about six months. so education secretary arne duncan says federal stimulus money for education is meant to be extra dollars for schools, but he says some states are cutting their own education spending and using that stimulus money to make up for it.
duncan says the states will be held accountable, but because of the way the law is written, there may not be much federal officials can actually do. penicillin may be using its punch against common diseases. plus, two off-duty officers were at the right place to rescue a young girl at a busy park opinion.
right now on "showbiz tonight," it's war. jon gosselin's incredible move today to shut down "jon & kate plus 8," the day after he got fired from the show. but now, jon's being called ee erratic, opportunistic. tonight, "showbiz tonight" with the jon gosselin smackdown. the rabbi tells all. tonight, "showbiz tonight's" explosive one on one with the rabbi who recorded disturbing
conversations with michael jackson. tonight, the tough questions. >> how do you convince people who might be questioning your motives that this is not yet another betrayal of michael? >> the rabbi tells all in the headline-making interview you'll see only on "showbiz tonight." plus, showbiz shockers. is convicted dog killer michael vick really getting a sponsorship deal with nike? the unbelievable news about sarah palin's new book. and the sexy grit heidi montag revealed today. tv's first most provocative entertainment news show starts right now. i'm a.j. hammer broadcasting tonight and every night from new york city. wow. what a day it's been. and tonight, it is war. jon gosselin took dramatic action today to try and end "jon
& kate plus 8." you heard me right. just days after being fired by tlc, jon is now refusing, yes, refusing to let tlc into the house to shoot the show. these extraordinary brand-new developments today made for big news breaking. listen to this, tlc suspended production on "jon & kate plus 8" today after jon gosselin fired a cease and desist order, demanding they that stop taping the reality show. he even posted a sign on the front gates of his house telling them, hey, get lost. he says he's doing this to protect the kids. but that's not what kate says. she fired back at jon today saying he never had a problem with the kids being on tv until he got fired from the show. "showbiz tonight" wants to know who side of this story are you buying? but, wait, there's more. tlc, they're having none of this. today they lashed out at jon. they called him erratic, self-destructive, and unprofessional. i tell you, it's an all-out battle. and of course, "showbiz tonight"
dares to ask, is the gosselin family officially imploding? joining me tonight in hollywood, carlos diaz, a correspondent for "extra." tonight in new york, midwynn charles, an attorney with midwynn charles and associates. it is official. this is outright war between jon and kate. jon today posted this notice right there on the front gates of the home that he and kate own together, banning all tlc cameras from the property. jon is saying, basically, he wants to end the show for the good of the kids. he wants to protect them. this is what his lawyer tells entertainment tonight, and this is astonishing to me. "jon realized his family was like a train wreck, so he decided to put the brakes on the divorce and on the show, because if he didn't, the family would be in a mortal accident, the victims of a train wreck." carlos, i hear what's going on, i read that statement and i'm thinking, something stinks here, considering that just two days ago, tlc fired him from the show and they changed the name, of course, from "jon & kate plus 8" to "kate plus 8."
is jon just asking like a man scorned? >> exactly. that's exactly what he's acting like. how many times have we seen one parent say to another parent in a divorce, if you're going to act that way, you can't see the kids this weekend. now we have jon telling tlc, if you're going to act that way, you can't see the kids on tv ever. it's a terrible example of childi childish behavior from jon gosselin. tlc is handling this wrong. get the kids out of the equation and have jon and kate working through their divorce on camera, instead of on abc, instead of on all these different shows. get that on tlc. that's why your ratings are tanking, because we're not believing this rosy image that you have of kate playing with the kids in the front yard anymore. we're not believing it. >> you're talking there, carlos, and i'm noticing the great irony that jon, through his behavior, is trying to protect the kids, but this very behavior is setting a terrible example for the kids. and now kate is striking back and she's also suggesting, the
only reason that he's doing this is because he got fired. you've got to hear what kate told "showbiz tonight" late this afternoon. she said it very clearly, i'm saddened and confused by jon's public media statements. jon has never expressed any concerns to me about our children being involved in the show and, in fact, is on the record as saying he believes the show benefits our children and was taping on friday with the kids. and kate went on to say, jon used to share that belief, until as recently as the day the network announced the name change of the show and indicated that jon would have a lesser role in the show. m midwynn, kate is clearly upset. whose side of the story are you buying? >> it's so obvious that jon is not trying to do anything here but protect his check. jon is upset they pulled the plug on him and the show, so he's lashing back in one of the few ways that he can. look how quickly he did this too. it almost sounds as if this was
something that was approachabpo brewing over time. the swiftness and quickness as to how they went into court and got the cease and desist, oh, my goodness. >> it happened lightning fast. kate's not making this stuff up. "showbiz tonight" has dug up the proof to back up what kate is saying here. jon did go on the record about the kids only a few weeks ago. he told abc's prime-time that they were totally fine taping the show. you've got to watch this. >> do you ever think about whether the show is the right thing for the kids? if the kids were telling you, we don't want it anymore, you would stop it? >> i would stop it. i'm not going to make them -- >> that doesn't wash. you tell them what to do, they're your kids. they're 5 and they're 8. >> they're not being forced to film, if that's what you're getting at. >> carlos, jon knows that he said that and it really makes him look like a big old doofus. >> what kind of legal advice is he getting when he says, let's put out this statement and the lawyer says, yeah, great, we'll put out this statement, when the lawyer should know, your client just said on national tv and in
several other instances, the kids don't mind taping. it's obvious he is just trying to get back at tlc by using his own kids. >> and by the way, doofus is the clinical term that i've chose ton use tonight. no surprise, tlc was not at all happy with the cease and desist order that jon put out there, demanding that the show be shut down. tlc responded by suspending production today, but then they let jon have it. they just slammed him in this statement. listen to this. "we are aware of jon gosselin's recent statements and remain deeply disappointed at his continued erratic behavior. his latest comments are grossly inaccurate, without merit, and are clearly opportunistic." i must point out, until now, tlc has always been very publicly supportive of jon. now i hear this real 180. i hear they are sweating bullets that their biggest show has gone down the tubes. but midwin, it is jon's house, not tlc's house, so if he was going to get back at tlc for canning him from the show, this is the way to do it.
>> it really is. he is the second half of that family, of the marriage, and he does have a say in what happens to the children. they're not divorced yet, there's no custody issue yet. so he does have a say as to whether or not the children can be in the show. now, that said, not only did he say in his interview that he had no problem with the children being filmed, but his actions also belie that -- you know, support that statement. he has been filmed almost every single day up until this week. so it just makes no sense and has to credibility. >> an unbelievable contradiction. so what do you think? did jon deserve to get fired from the show? this is exactly what we asked in our "showbiz tonight" question of the day. late today, the very first wave of results came in. a huge response on this one, we asked on air and online. jon gosselin, did he deserve to be fired from jon and kate? look at this, 75% said yes, it was a good thing. 25% said no. i must point out, not everybody is behind kate here. our "showbiz tonight" facebook wall lit up today. look at this from shalean b.
"kate makes me sick. i hope whatever he's trying to do works and that they cancel the show." carlos, it seems to me, everybody is going to be a loser in the end here jon, kate, tlc, and sadly, as we've talked about before, the kids. >> $75,000 an episode is what they were rumored to be making. $75,000 an episode you are flushing down the toilet. if i'm the kids, we need to have a summit. we need the kids to get together and say, excuse me, guys, our college money is going bye-bye. can you get it together and work something out, please. >> and let me not be hypocritical here. i've said all along, wow, it would be a terrific thing for the kids if the show does get shut down, but kate has gone on and on saying, this is what we need to do to support the kids and i think -- i don't know, midwin, doesn't it ultimately make sense for them to put a halt to the show? >> i think it does. i didn't think this show was a good idea with respect to these children to be able to be normal, functioning,
contributing members of society as they become adults. to see the parents bickering like this on air for everyone to see i think is detrimental to them. midwin charles, carlos diaz, i thank you. unbelievable turns in this ongoing sad saga. appreciate your being here tonight. what do you think? our "showbiz tonight" question of the day. jon gosselin, did he deserve to be fired from "jon & kate plus 8"? vote at cnn.com/showbiztonight. you want to tell us more? please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. moving on, the rabbi tells us all. talking about michael jackson's spiritual adviser. this is the guy that recorded those personal and sometimes very disturbing conversations with michael. tonight, i ask him the tough questions. so how do you convince people now who might be questioning your motives that this is not yet another betrayal of michael? some people are slamming rabbi
shmuley. what does he have to say to his critics. it is the explosive, headline-making interview you'll see only on "showbiz tonight." also tonight, showbiz shockers. hang on just a second. is this right? is nfl star michael vick, the guy that was sent to prison for arranging brutal and cruel dogfights, is he really signing an endorsement deal with nike? also, a showbiz shocker from one of the biggest reality stars out there. >> i want to have children and i want to have children sooner than later and my husband doesn't want to have children at all. >> startling sex secrets from "the hills" star heidi montag rejer revealed just today. this is "showbiz tonight" on hln. now the "showbiz news ticker," more stories from the "showbiz tonight" newsroom making news right now.
>> larry: did you have an abortion? >> yes, i did. >> larry: did you tell your father? >> he paid for it. >> the blockbuster confessions from "one day at a time star" mackenzie phillips that she had a sexual relationship with her dad and that he might have gotten her pregnant. tonight, mackenzie's half sister, chynna, is right here, opening up about the disturbing allegations that have rocked her family and hollywood. welcome back to "showbiz tonight." i'm a.j. hammer. tonight, chynna phillips says, i believe mackenzie. just today, i sat down with the lovely chynna phillips. you might remember her from the group wilson phillips. he's also mackenzie phillips' half sister. and i can tell you, he's firmly standing by mac's side. some in mackenzie's family don't believe that mackenzie and her dad, john phillips, from the mammas and the papas had a long-term sexual relationship. >> i do. everyone's going to have their own opinion about the subject. i choose to believe her and others don't. >> fair enough. you have said that you wish that she handled this privately.
>> well, yeah. yeah, it's a huge revelation and it's something my poor dad is not even here to talk about it. and that makes me sad that he can't defend himself in any way, shape, or form or at least come out and talk about it publicly. he doesn't have a choice. and that makes me sad. >> she was very open about a very tough topic, but does chynna have any reservations about defending her sister? you'll find out when you watch my full interview with her friday right here on "showbiz tonight." now, did you see this, conan o'brien versus the state of new jersey? we all know the garden state gets pretty beat up by comedians. they all say that the state smells, has too many roads, on and on. but now one tough new jersey mayor is actually fighting back. when conan o'brien dissed his town, he dissed back. here's cnn's jeanne moos for "showbiz tonight." >> reporter: call it a dissing match. he dared to dis newark, new jersey, prepare to be dissed back. mayor cory booker -- >> last week conan o'brien took
a swing at our city. >> the mayor of newark, new jersey, wants to set up a citywide program to improve newark residents health. the program would consist of a bus ticket out of newark. >> reporter: newark's mayor fired back. >> did you say what conan o'brien said about the city of newark? >> no, what'd he say? >> you don't mess with newark like that. >> reporter: and then the mayor clipped conan's wings. >> i'm officially putting you on the newark, new jersey, airport no-fly list. try jfk, buddy. >> reporter: some actually thought the mayor was serious, calling it an abuse of power. no, it was more of an abuse of humor. "saturday night live" also picked on new jersey with an impersonation of new york's blind governor, david paterson. >> by the way, you take the holland tunnel straight to new jersey! >> reporter: but if you think newark has an image problem, wait until you hear what had the
wisconsin tourism federation going, what the [ bleep ]? the wisconsin tourism federation has been around 30 years, but lately its initials have taken on new meaning. >> i have decided i'm going to do a quick segment called what the [ bleep ]. >> wtf moment. >> reporter: although the dad in the new sitcom "modern family" still hasn't got the word. >> i surf the word, i text lol, laugh out loud, omg, oh, my g, wtf. >> reporter: but the other wtf, world tourism federation, saw their initials mocked on websites like your logo makes me barf, it was the final star, wtf made the switch to tfw, easy to change their name, but what's new jersey do? >> try jfk, buddy. >> that was cnn's jeanne moos for "showbiz tonight." we are still getting tons of call into "showbiz on call"
about roman polanski. just today, kirstie alley went on a rant against stars that were defending him. we get a call into "showbiz on call" from louise in texas who doesn't care that it's been 30 years since roman had sex with that 13-year-old girl. >> caller: i think it's ridiculous the way people are taking up for him when he has broken the law, even though it has been 30 years ago, he has not paid for his crime yet. what are we supposed to do? are we supposed to bring out a band and have a whole parade for him? i think not! >> thank you, louise. we also heard from georgette who called into "showbiz on call." georgette agrees with kirstie all alley. she doesn't understand how stars can defend roman. >> caller: the question needs to be asked of hollywood celebrities, if their 13-year-old child had been sexually manipulated at the least by a 30-year-old man, would their reaction be at any time in their lifetime that their child's rapist serve less than two months in jail and be allowed to continue life as usual? >> thank you, louise. call us to chime in on this or
anything else that's on your mind. the "showbiz on call" phone lines are always open, 1-88-sbt-buzz. tonight, the rabbi speaks. my explosive one-on-one interview with the rabbi who taped some very personal and sometimes very disturbing conversations with michael jackson. >> this is michael? h in his own words. >> rabbi shmuley has been slammed by some who say he has betrayed michael's trust by releasing these tapes. tonight, the tough questions. i'm asking the rabbi what he thinks of his critics. it is the headline-making interview you'll see only on "showbiz tonight." also, showbiz shockers. more unbelievable news today about sarah palin's brand-new book. this thing isn't even out yet. and calling all joy behar haters. you better watch out, because our new hln friend is not scared of you. >> so, glenn, rush, bill, i invite all of you to come on the show and discuss things like
so how do you convince people now who might be questioning your motives that this is not yet another betrayal of michael? now on "showbiz tonight," brand-new revelations today by the rabbi who recorded intimate conversations with michael jackson. did the rabbi betray his former friend? it's my explosive new interview you'll see only on "showbiz tonight." showbiz shockers, michael vick's new gig. does the man fresh out of prison for dogfighting have a big money deal with nike? and this showbiz shocker. >> i want to have children. and i want to have children
sooner than later. and my husband doesn't want to have children at all. >> startling news today about heidi montag and spencer pratt's sex life. you won't believe the drastic moves spencer is threatening to avoid sex. and tv's first most provocative news show continues right now. welcome back to "showbiz tonight." it's 30 minutes past the hour. i'm a.j. hammer, broadcasting tonight and every night from new york city. tonight, brand-new bombshell revelations from the explosive michael jackson tapes today, directly from the man who interviewed jackson for over 30 hours. rabbi scheduly boteach came to "showbiz tonight" with big news breaking. in the explosive tapes first head on nbc's "dateline," michael jackson goes into graphic details about claims that his father used to oil him down to beat him.
today, i had to ask the rabbi what he was thinking when michael dropped that bombshell. also, brand-new insight today into how michael's relationship with his father nearly crippled his career. rabbi shmuley unveiled today the never-before-heard details. and in more big news breaking, i asked the rabbi, point-blank, if he is betraying michael by releasing these tapes so soon after his death. i am telling you, after this interview, you will never see michael jackson the same way again. i would like to listen to a little bit of what we heard on "dateline" when they played what i believe was really the most explosive description of michael jackson describing the abuse by his father. let's listen to that. >> he would make you strip nude first. he would oil you down -- it would be a whole ritual. he would oil you down so when the flip of the ironing cord hit you, it would just,, you know -- and it was just like me dying. and you had whips all over your
face, your back, everywhere. and i could always hear my mother, no, joe, you're going to kill him, no. i would always just give up. there's nothing i could do, you know. and i hated him for it, hated him. >> it's so strong and so powerful. and stunning to hear such vivid description of something we had only heard talked about before. you were sitting right there across from him. how do you react when you hear him describing how he was beat? >> even when i hear it now, it's painful, because it shows a side of michael that is so contradictory to the superstar who played before millions of fans. i don't think michael was ever known as a man. i don't think we ever understood his brokenness. i think we judged him and we rejected him. but even he never rejected his father completely after that clip. the clip ends by saying, i love him today, but he was hard. michael yearned for a relationship with his father. i think it's what he most
wanted. >> but there were so many conflicts. this is what michael's life seemed to be about. these conflicts. on one happened, he said he hated his father, but in the book you say how michael says he loved his father. and the tape i want to play right now, on "larry king live," where he talks about how he wanted his father dead and how he could picture him in a coffin. >> i'll never forget this. i would say, janet, shut your eyes. she would go, okay, they're shut. i say, picture joseph in a coffin, he's dead, do you feel sorry? she would say, no. that's what we would do as kids. we would play games like that. she would say, nope, just like that. that's how hateful we were. i would say, he's in the coffin, he's dead, would you feel sorry? and she would go, nope. just like that. that's how angry we were with him. and i love him today, but he was hard. >> again, there's that contrast. i loved him, he was hard. and we imagine him dead and didn't feel anything. how do you react to that?
that's not something that kids joke around about, it seems to me. >> it's not just that there was what michael alleges physical violence. more than anything else, it was michael feeling that his father was making him into a performer. he wanted to be loved unconditionally for who he was and not what he did. i think that in his mind, he was being given not affection, not love, but attention. and attention is for your talents. and love is for your being. and that's why he yearned for his father's love so much. of course, it's contradictory. many of us have this love/hate relationship with parents. michael yearned throughout his life for his father to embrace him. one of the most moving parts of the book is where he says, you know, we're going to reconcile one day. i know it's going to happen, but i have to overcome a lot. and what most undermined his lust for life, in my opinion, is that that reconciliation never took place. >> i want to go back to the part you talk about where he felt so hurt by being treated as a commodity. how his brothers were treated as commodities as well. and in this portion of the tape,
that we heard on "dateline," he describes to you exactly how much that troubled him. let's listen to that. >> did you begin to feel like you were a money-making machine for him? >> yes. i'll never forget, one day he said, if you guys ever stop singing, i'll drop you like a hot potato. that's what he said. it hurt me. you don't say that to children. and i never forgot it. >> rabbi shmuley, do you get the impression, or did you at the time, that michael was more hurt by being treated as a money-making machine than he was by the actual beatings that he suffered at his father's hands. >> i think the two were inextricably linked. and the reason he shared these painful memories is that he wanted us to extract a lesson and apply to our children, to how we raise our own kids. this show called is "showbiz tonight." america loves showbiz, america loves performers and entertainers. but we'll really dosed a little bit on fame and celebrity. for michael, fame became his drug of choice.
he couldn't completely relinquish it. he understood that contradiction. there were always two michael jacksons. there was this soft, shy, soft-spoken boy from gary, indiana, and there was the king of pop. what these tapes s unearth is real michael jackson, the boy. you have the other side of it. i say to him, point-blank, michael, since you yearn so much for the childhood you were never granted. since you wanted to be on the monkey bars when you were in the recording studio, would you give it up, and he said, no, i would never give it up. so it became an addiction. he understood it, and i understood it. he was causing us to question our values. and i think that's why this book has been met with such a jarring response by so many in the public. we really want to believe this lie, if you become rich and famous enough, you're going to be happy, yet michael was utterly, utterly miserable. >> obviously, rabbi shmuley,
you're not blind to some of the backlash that has been going on over your releasing this book at this time. you have said, you feel it is important to teach lessons f, f michael's life to be redemptive, to get this book out at this time. i'm hearing from a lot of people, a lot of fans of "showbiz tonight," after we initially played some of the recordings, they're saying, you know what, he just died a couple of months ago. so how do you convince people now who might be questioning your motives that this is not yet another betrayal of michael, because he speaks and we see a lot of this in the book, how he was betrayed left and right by people who were supposed to be looking after his best interests? >> this is not a memoir, in my opinion, of michael jackson. these are not my recollections. this is michael in his own voice. the tapes speak for himself. when a man sit downs for 30 hours and he's holding a dictaphone and he wants every word captured because he feels he's never been understood by the public, obviously he's saying it because he wants people to take his words to heart. this is michael in his own
words. the books speak for themselves, the tapes speak for themselves. >> so now how do you think michael would feel about the fact that these tapes, which were his thoughts of some eight, nine years ago, how would he feel about them being released now? >> i believe that looking down from heaven, now that michael can see, that his own voice actually changed so many hearts, i think that's exactly what michael wanted and i'm thrilled that that is the impact the book is having. michael deserves to be heard. we deserve to mourn a man. we deserve to understand that his tragedy is not just a personal tragedy, it's an american tragedy. he was the stuff of the american dream. >> well, further to those skeptics, the rabbi also said that a substantial portion of proceeds of his new book will go to family charities, including his own called "this world: the jewish values network." the rabbi's book, "the michael jackson tapes." tonight, there's so much shocking star news, i don't know
where to begin. from heidi and spencer's sex life to sarah palin's huge news, this is making my head spin. startling news about heidi montag and spencer pratt's sex life. wait until you hear what heidi reveals to the ladies of "the view" about her intimate bedroom secrets. plus, you will not believe what spencer is threatening to do to avoid sex with his wife. plus, michael vick's new gig. does the man sent to the slammer for dogfighting actually have a big money deal with nike? also, startling news about sarah palin's book. why it's already sending shock waves through the country and it's not even out yet. showbiz shockers. this is "showbiz tonight" on hln. it is time now for the "showbiz news ticker," more stories from the "showbiz tonight" newsroom making news right now.
condom. >> i guess you haven't heard, there's females that take little pins into those condoms and -- >> i am not -- >> this is crazy. >> this is not a joke. tonight, a showbiz shocker. why did reality show star heidi montag talk about her sex life today on "the view"? seriously, you can't make this stuff up. welcome back to "showbiz tonight." i'm a.j. hammer in new york. tonight, three big showbiz shockers that are making news right now. first off, "the hills" star spencer pratt is saying he's avoiding having sex with his co-star wife, heidi, because he's afraid she's going to get pregnant. another huge showbiz shocker tonight. does nike really want to sign an endorsement deal with dog killer michael vick? would nike even be stupid enough to make a move like this? plus, wait until you hear the unbelievable showbiz shocker about sarah palin's new memoir. joining me tonight from hollywood, carlos diaz, a correspondent for "extra." with me tonight in new york,
midwin charles, an attorney for the law firm midwin charles and associates. our first showbiz shocker comes from the way too much information department. heidi montag was filling in on "the view" and the ladies wasted no time getting to the bottom of why she and her husband are rarely having sex and they're just four months into their marriage. >> i want to have children, and i want to have children sooner than later, and my husband doesn't want to have children at all. >> ever? >> ever. he says he wants to have surgery to make sure we don't have children. >> surgery on what? >> on him, not me. >> he wants to get snip. >> i have a warning for you, jon gosselin is available. >> like i said, too much information. carlos, almost more shocking to me than hearing the intimate details of their sex lives on "the view," i'm just shocked that heidi montag was there to
shock "the view". >> yeah, they found a blond more annoying that elisabeth hasselbeck. i'm kidding. i like heidi. but this is one of the smartest things spencer's ever done, not wanting to procreate. and you heard them, yeah, the girls put the pins in the condoms. yeah, there's a lot of trust in that marriage right there. those two not having sex, i support it, because i don't need to see any spideys running around than are already there. >> but midwin, hearing about this on "the view," is that a sure sign that the apocalypse is near? >> i would put this in the column of tmi, too much information. but it's abundantly clear that there just isn't much going on with these two, so this is what is available for them to talk about for the rest of the world to hear. it's absolutely ridiculous. >> will somebody pass me the purell, please? i'm feeling a little dirty.
let's move on. it's our next showbiz shocker. this is incredible. michael vick's agent announced that the accused dog killer, michael vick and nike had signed a new endorsement deal. just today, nike clarified their relationship with vick. they say they're only supplying the quarterback with some gear, that's what they do with other players. carlos, endorsement deal or not, i'm shocked that any major brand would possibly want their clothes to be seen on this guy's back. >> let me take you back to the late '80s when another star endorsed by nike in philadelphia, charles barkley said, i am not a role model. well, guess what, michael vick is definitely not a role model. i'm amazed at this. but i do want to remind you that nike did endorse kobe bryant. they did not drop him after the whole allegations of rape went down in colorado. so they have a history of staying with stars, but this is not a smart move. >> yeah. and again, here was a guy who was charged, found guilty, and all of that. midwin, i have to imagine that
nike, despite whatever history they may have, have they gone into major damage control when word got out and people were thinking they had this endorsement deal with michael vick? >> they did do damage control, but i'll take a different position. i'm actually not that incensed by this. michael vick is someone who pled guilty, he did his time. he has shown contrition. he has done a lot of work in animal rescue and animal rights cases and the like. so i think for nike to want to sponsor him or have an endorsement with him, i'm actually okay with that. >> but the reason you sponsor and endorse someone is because you want someone to buy their products because they wear the shoe. who's going to buy a product that michael vick wears? he's not the kind of person you want to emulate. >> i disagree with you. i think there are plenty of people that will want to buy his shoe. you have to remember, this is someone that has done the time. >> but it's always going to be there. >> -- horrific actions. >> for better or worse, the association remains.
that's, i think, my point, i think carlos would agree. >> it does remain. >> i need to move on to my next showbiz shocker. just two days after sarah palin announced she was moving up the release date of her new memoir, "going rogue," something incredible happened. presales of her book went through the roof. brand-new numbers out just today show it's number one at amazon and barnes&noble.com, and carlos, we don't even know what the heck is in this thing yet? >> wait, a.j., you said it's number one at amazon? you know what, i've always said that sarah palin is a genius and she should run for president in 2012. i've always said this, always been a big supporter of her and i support this book and i'm going to read it and i think that she has a brilliant mind and has a chance to win the presidency in 2012. >> somebody cart a lie detector system over to the "extra" studios, please, and go see carlos diaz on the second floor.
i have to ask you, midwin, based on these numbers, it's amazing. the book's not even out yet, should we brace ourselves for the next great literary work of 2009? >> i'm sorry, i just don't see this getting -- you know, being the top of the list of the best literature or tell-all book or what have you. but it is testament to the fact that she has a huge following. there are a lot of people out there who support her, such as our friendly guest here today. >> he does today. >> and there are also a lot of women who love her and want to emulate her. she's got that whole mommy thing going. >> can't deny that. carlos, go get if line for the book. midwin, i thank you as well. tonight, joy's brand-new smackdown. joy behar putting critics of her brand-new show here on hln on notice. >> glenn, rush, bill, i invite all of you to come on the show and discuss things like rational adults, even if you are a big bunch of doody heads. >> you won't believe the wild
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it is true. chicago is no longer on the short list. so who will host the 2016 summer olympic games? we expect to know within the hour. well bring that to you live. extortion threats are certainly not funny. take it from david letterman. his shocking admission of sex with late-night staffers and the scheme threatening to expose it. also this -- >> pool balls looked like the most heavy, aerodynamic things i could get ahold of. >> this woman says she chased away home intruders with her own pool balls.
it is friday. so glad you're with us on hln kn news and views. i'm susan hendricks. and chicago is out. the city will not be hosting the 2016 summer olympics. chicago was eliminated a short time ago in the first round of voting. >> the city of chicago, having obtained the least number of votes, will not participate in the next round. >> the announcement left a huge crowd in chicago really just stunned. tokyo is also out. now just two cities remain in the race, rio de janeiro, also madrid. and we have live pictures from madrid. they're still holding on to hope there. people are waiting to hear the results. members of the international olympic committee voted earlier today in denmark. now, chicago's loss is especially surprising, since the city's bid got a last-minute push today from a very high-profile resident, we're talking about the president, barack obama. he made a quick trip to copenhagen, denmark, to lobby
for his adopted hometown. earlier today, president obama said chicago not only represents the american dream, but also the olympic spirit. >> to host athletes and visitors from every corner of the globe is a high honor and a great responsibility. and america is ready and eager to assume that sacred trust. >> ioc members cast their votes by a secret ballot. again, that will be announced live. we'll bring it to you. a shocking revelation from late-night host david letterman in front of his "late show" audience. it happened last night. letterman said police have arrested a man who tried to extort $2 million from him. during his monologue last night, letterman said he got a package three weeks ago from a person who claimed to have information damaging to his public image. he then explained why he went straight to authorities. >> this whole thing has been quite scary. i had to go downtown to testify
before the grand jury. and i had to tell them how i was disturbed by this, i was worried for myself, i was worried for my family. i felt menaced by this. we get to, what was it, what was all the creepy stuff that he was going to put into the screenplay and the movie. and the creepy stuff was that i have had sex with women who work for me on this show. now, my response to that is, yes, i have. i have had sex with women who work on this show. >> the suspect in the plot is this man, joe halderman, a longtime employee of the cbs news magazine "48 hours." he is charged with attempted grand larceny over $1 million. manhattan's d.a. says if halderman is found guilty, he could face years behind bars. >> the defendant was indicted on one count of attempted grand
larceny, a first-degree class "c" felony, punishable by up to 5 to 15 years. tom o'neil is a senior editor with "in touch weekly." joins us now from new york. tom, great to talk to you. what do you think about this bombshell, about the way letterman presented it? >> it was presented masterfully, don't you think? he built it up with great drama. at first, he was very serious that this was terrible stuff. he warned us about that. the audience tirted nervously as he told the story. he told jokes here and there. but then he built to a fun ending. he ended with a proper mix of respectful attention, but also with his usual flipness. i think he came out pretty well. >> yeah, he said this was scary for my family and i, there were some tense moments. do you think, tom, that there's more to this that will come out, more to the scandal? he said it may become public, and then he cracked a joke about
how it would be embarrassing about the woman that he's been with. do you think there's more to this that we'll hear about in the coming days and weeks? >> i think that's what everyone's underplaying right now and it could get really back. something was in that package in the backseat of letterman's car that began this extortion case that someone thought was terrible, terrible enough to use letterman's worth, that it was worth $2 million. now, there are reports that came out in the last few hours that what was in the box were letters and diary stuff and photographs from a woman named stephanie burkette who is the recent ex of the suspect accused of extortion here, who was with him between 2003 and recently and before that was letterman's assistant and was with him. if all this reads as the evidence looks like, she looked for letterman, had a relationship with him, kept evidence, took it with her into this new relationship with the extortion suspect, who when he broke up with her, than took it
to letterman and said, hey, this is pretty incriminating stuff. i want some money. >> we could hear a lot more in the coming days. tom, you've covered stories before celebrities, i guess you could say, confessing, apologizing on late-night tv, hugh grant comes to mind. but never the host himself before. do you think it will hurt his career, hurt letterman? >> as things stand now, because what he's famous for is he's a rogue and a rascal, but if this gets really dark, i think it could hurt him. let me ask you, susan, what do you think? >> i think no. i think for a while he's been band leno in the ratings and now leno moving to 10:00, i think he still has his followers, for all these years, and i think he'll be okay out of this scandal. you know, hollywood loves a comeback. >> they love a comeback, but what if these letters have very serious evidence of sexual harassment? >> then it could change. we'll see. i guess in the next week, we'll find out a whole lot the next coming weeks.
tom, thank, "in touch weekly." so we're asking our viewers, do you think letterman handled it well or not? are you sympathetic or outraged? give us a call, 1-877-tell-hln, you can also e-mail us, cnn.com/hln, and text your name and views to hlntv. and tonight, watch "showbiz tonight." don't miss it for all the latest developments in the extortion case against david letterman. watch "showbiz tonight," 11:00 p.m. eastern, right here on hln. the unemployment rate is now the highest it has been in 26 years. it inched up to 9.8% last month. the last time we saw jobless numbers this high was back in july of 83 when unemployment hit 10.1%. a follow-up on a story we first brought you here on hln a couple days ago. the search for this missing newborn gets more desperate. tennessee police are getting tips, they say, and leads about
yair anthony carrillo every hour, but are getting more worried every hour that pass because they're not sure the person that took him knows how to care for the newborn baby. the baby's mother said a heavyset woman with white hair went up to her home posing as an immigration agent. she stabbed her repetedly with a kitchen knife and took the baby. they have a sketch based on her description, but aren't ready to release it to the public yet. and they have evidence that someone in a kia specktra followed her home. a south florida mom is accused of being so drunk, she passed out in her parked mini van, leaving two toddlers in the car and she let them wander away because she was passed out. broward county deputies say someone found the kids, ages 3
and 4, miles from home, trying to cross a busy street, if you can imagine. they found the woman passed out in her van in her driveway. she is charged with dui and child neglect. her husband refused to post her bail and said, quote, she is stupid. rescue teams in indonesia are scrambling to find survivors in the rubble of flattened buildings again today. we have stories of incredible rescues two days after a deadly quake there and a grim assessment from the government on the number of people that may still be trapped. let's head to that news conference i just mentioned out of nashville on looking for the newborn baby. let's take a listen. >> -- white and heavyset in her 30s with a blond ponytail, black shirt and blue jeans, posing as an immigration worker enters maria carrillo home. witnesses see a dark, small car that witness a police vehicle on east ridge drive at the time of the attack.
investigators have thoroughly worked this case from the very beginning. every lead that has come into local, state, and federal authorities has been and is being followed and evaluated. dozens of agents, officers, and analysts from the national police department, the tennessee bureau of investigation, and the federal bureau of investigation are working around the clock to find yair. today, investigators are releasing a composite sketch of the suspect. details in this sketch were provided by maria to a tbi composite sketch artist. this is the best information we have as to the facial features of the suspect. additionally, today, electronic billboards in the southeast region of the united states will feature the composite sketch of the suspect and a picture of the yair. the fbi will list information about the case on youtube, facebook, and twitter accounts.
responsibilities associated with caring for a newborn baby can be overwhelming. we are asking the person or persons who have yair to please return him to a safe place such as a local hospital or give him to a relative who can make a safe return. anyone with information about his disappearance is urged to call 1-800-tbi-find. at this time, i'm going to introduce protector officer raphael hernandez, who's going to read this statement in spanish for our hispanic-speaking community. and then we'll take questions. >> all right. authorities in nashville, as we mentioned, are looking for a woman that took a newborn baby in tennessee. the mother, maria carrillo says a heavyset woman with blond hair stabbed her multiple times and took this little newborn baby. we are still awaiting a sketch
of the suspect. again, she's blond, heavyset. that is how she is described. we are waiting for police to release that sketch to the public. but, again, they said if anyone has any information, to please bring that baby or convince the person who took the baby to the authorities, because it is very difficult to care for a newborn. we'll have much more after the break.
officials in indonesia say 3,000 people may still be trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings after wednesday's powerful earthquake there. rescuers are still finding survivors, including this woman seen here who was trapped under piles of debris at her collapsed college for almost two days. she did survive. you see her there. this amateur video was taken moments after the roof of the sports facility collapsed during karate practice. students struggling to crawl out. wednesday's quake had a magnitude of 7.6. it killed 1,100 people.
officials say that number will probably go even higher since so many people are still missing. and in the south pacific, mass burials are being planned for victims of tuesday's earthquake and smtsunami there. at least 169 people were killed on samoa, american samoa, and tanga. homes, beachfront villages and beaches were wiped out by monster waves. survivors say they'll never forget the noise from the roar of the water and the sound of everything around them crashing down down. the united states, australia, and new zealand have sent supplies and troops to help out. the drinking water supply is the most pressing matter right now since so many water pipes were completely destroyed. last night david letterman revealed he was the target of an extortion attempt and said it involved some pretty personal stuff, but was his monologue the appropriate place to make the revelation? we're asking for your views on
we asked for your thoughts on david letterman's blackmail scandal. let's go to the phones. right away we start with dixie in virginia. thanks for calling in. what's your view? >> caller: my opinion is, any relationship between david letterman and the consenting females should be a private thing. this blackmailer is like a cockroach and the best way to get rid of cockroaches is to
expose them to the light and i just want to say good job, dave. >> so you appreciate the way he handled it? >> caller: yes, i do. >> carmen in niagara falls, what do you think? do you agree with the last caller? >> caller: no, i don't agree with the last caller. i think that was a private moment, and as he was speaking, the audience was laughing, like they wasn't really taking him seriously. and i, myself, think that something like that affects many lives and i think that should have been handled in the privacy of his home, and it just shocked me that the audience did not take him seriously and there was no remorse whatsoever. so, myself, think, no, that was handled the wrong way. because, like i said, it's a personal matter, it should have been handled between him and his family in a private setting. the audience was not the forum for it. >> instead of coming out on late night and cracking jokes. thanks for calling in, carmen. and strong opinions in e-mails as well. carol says, i don't care what
letterman did or with whom. hollywood has a different set of standards than the rest of the usa anyway. and alan gives him credit. leave it to letterman to be able to pull a good joke in this serious situation. dave does what he can to make us laugh and that's all i can ask for. frank writes in says, he's feeling cynical saying, everybody knows that all men with power cheat on their wives. i'm pretty sure letterman has a few demons in his closet. your turn to weigh in. give us a call, 1-877-tell-hln, or e-mail us, cnn.com/hln. and text us, views and your name to hlntv. standard text rates apply and we'll air your responses throughout the day today. two off-duty law enforcement officers say they came to the rescue of a 13-year-old georgia girl. they were at a park where a sheriff's deputy says she saw a man's feet sticking out from a stall in the women's restroom and she heard a child. >> the child sounded like he or she was in distress. i yelled, hey, come out of
there, come out. he let the girl out. she came out, she was a little disheveled and shaken. i grabbed her and i said, are you okay? >> well, the girl said she was okay. an off-duty bureau of investigation agent who was also at the park detained this man. he is charged with aggravated child molestation. we're talking about the economy now. some good news for you in a bad economy. if you can get away for a trip, now is actually a great time to go. hln money expert clark howard says there are ultra-cheap deals out there. >> do i have great news for you if, a, your job is secure, and you're not carrying extraordinary levels of debt. this fall represents the best bargain time i can remember in forever for you to take a trip somewhere. why? because everybody else either can't afford to or is afraid to go. so the deals have gotten better and better and better.
listen to this new stat. hotels.com, which is a big hotel booking site, reports that the average cost of a hotel room this year versus last year is down 17%. that's a big number. and if you really shop around, hotel rates are the lowest i can remember in this decade. so you know what else is a deal? air flights. air flights around the u.s. and from here to overseas, ultra, ultra, ultra cheap for fall. kids are back in school, their begging for customers. i'm clark howard. for more money-saving tips, go to my website, cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> there are some great deals out there. get more great advice from clark every saturday and sunday at 4:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln news and views. he'll help you save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. when strangers tried to break into a texas woman's home, she grabbed the first weapon she could find.
breaking news for you. chicago is out. live pictures where a celebration was supposed to be held today. they will not be hosting the 2016 summer olympics. chicago was eliminated in the first round of voting. >> the city of chicago, having obtained the least number of votes, will not participate in the next round. >> you heard it right. that announcement left a huge crowd in the windy city stunned. tokyo is also out. now just two cities remain in the race. that is rio de janeiro and also madr madrid. we have live pictures from madrid right now, where they're still holding on to hope there. they're waiting to hear the
results. members of the international olympic committee voted earlier today in denmark. you see the smile there is. still holding on. chicago's loss is especially surprising since the city's bid got a last-minute push today from a very high-profile rs resident. we're talking about president obama. he made a quick trip to copenhagen, denmark, to lobby for his hometown. he said that his town not only represents the american dream, but also the olympic spirit. >> to host athletes from every corner of the globe is a high honor and a great responsibility and america is ready and eager to assume that sacred trust. >> ioc members cast their votes by a secret ballot. and while most people didn't necessarily think chicago was a definite, a shoo-in to get the games, the city was not expecting to be knocked out in the first round. ali velshi is there in chicago. ali, i know that you were
stunned. so many people were shocked that you heard, first round. >> reporter: you stated it perfectly. it was one of those remarkable things. there were a number of people here who thought chicago would be in the running at the end. and may not win. they thought chicago had a really good hands. there was nobody in this crowd of thousands of people at daley plaza in downtown chicago who thought chicago would be knocked out in the first ballot. when that announcement came over, we were watching it on big screens here in the square, it wasn't even that people were upset immediately, they were confused. they didn't know -- they were asking each other, did that really happen? someone came to me and said, did chicago just get eliminated? that's what would happen. they were expecting the announcement that we're expecting to get in the next half hour, they were expecting to be standing here in this square and hearing the news then, not being eliminated in the first round. so very, very surprised. but as you can see, still thousands of people here in daley plaza, listening to the coverage. they're going to wait here to see who actually does become the
host city. there were a lot of people who thought it would come down to chicago and rio. i'm not sure if that rivalry is still existing in that crowd or people are just stunned and they fir figuring they were taking half a day off work so they'll stick around and see who wins. >> i thought chicago was a shoo-in. i thought it would definitely be chicago, especially after obama took the trip there. and it seemed right after i was watching you when the announcement came down, it seemed like so many people were so devastated, they were trickling out, but it seems as though the crowd is maybe sticking around thinking, i have the day off, i'm staying anyway. >> reporter: you couldn't move. we had to be on a pedestal. you couldn't be anywhere in the crowd, and very quickly after the decision we were walking around and now it seems like it's thickened up. it almost feels like more people have come here again to see exactly what goes on. it's been on big screens. maybe they're waiting to see what the outcome is. but these are chicagoans showing their legendary spirit and that they're coming together, they're
stunned, they're confused by what happened, but they're coming together and are being chicagoans. >> ali velshi, thanks so much. keep it right here on hln news and views. rio and madrid are still in the running. they're awaiting the announcement of who will host the 2016 olympic games. we'll have that announcement live for you in about 15 minutes from now. if you didn't see it, a shocking revelation from late-night host david letterman. it happened last night in front of his "late show" audience. letterman says police have arrested a man who tried to extort $2 million from him. during his monologue, letterman said he got a package three weeks ago from a person who claimed to have information damaging to his public image. he then explained why he went straight to the authorities. >> this whole thing has been quite scary. i had to go downtown to the -- testify before the grand jury. and i had to tell them how i was disturbed by this, i was worried for myself, i was worried for my family. i felt menaced by this. we get to what was it, what was
all the creepy stuff that he was going to put into the screenplay and the movie. and the creepy stuff was that i have had sex with women who work for me on this show. now, my response to that is, yes, i have. i have had sex with women who work on this show. >> the suspect in the plot is this man. his name is joe halderman, he's a longtime employee of the cbs news magazine "48 hours." he is charged with attempted grand larceny over $1 million. manhattan's d.a. says if halderman is in fact found guilty, he could face years behind bars. >> the defendant was indicted on one count of attempted grand larceny, a first-degree class "c" felony, punishable by up to 5 to 15 years. >> so we want to know, what do
you think about all of this? do you think letterman handled the announcement well or not? are you sympathetic with letterman or are you outraged? let us know what you think. t1-877-tell-hln 1-877-tell-hln. e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. and text the word "views" plus your comments and name to hlntv. standard text rates apply. we'll air some of your responses throughout the day today. we're talking about the economy and the unemployment rate is now the highest it has been in 26 years. it inched up to 9.8% last month. the last time we saw jobless numbers this high was in july of 1983 when unemployment hit 10.1%. lawmakers worked until after midnight on a health care compromise bill. around 2:00 a.m. eastern, senate finance committee chairman max baucus said work had been completed on all parts of the legislation, about 2:00 a.m. democrats immediate last-minute changes to ease the bill's impact on working class
families. one change would exempt millions of people from a requirement to buy health insurance. a final committee vote is set for early next week. on his way back from his trip to denmark, president obama met with general stanley mcchrystal for about 25 minutes. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan had been in lond, but flew to copenhagen to meet with his commander in chief. today's chat follows wednesday's three-hour meeting at the white house. the president and his national security team are considering the u.s. strategy in afghanistan, including sending more troops there. the search for this missing newborn baby is getting more desperate. tennessee police say they are getting tips and leads about yair anthony carillo every hour. today they released this police sketch right here of the suspect. authorities say they get more concerned as time passes, because they aren't sure the suspect knows how to care for the newborn. the baby's mother, maria growla says a heavyset white woman with
blond hair went to her home tuesday posing as an immigration agent. she then stabbed her repeatedly with a kitchen knife and then took the baby. they're investigating the possibility that someone with a kia spectra parked in a walmart followed her home after that. a florida mother could face losing her kids. it was alleged she was so drunk she passed out in the minivan in the driveway of her own home. what happened to her two toddlers that were inside the vehicle and then got out.
a tennessee father is still behind bars in japan, charged with kidnapping his own two children. christopher savoie says his ex-wife is the one breaking the law when she fled to japan with the children, a u.s. court gave him sole kid of the kids. well, he went to japan to try to get them back, but he was arrested and put in jail. his current wife, amy, says he went there because he loves his children. >> of course he loves those children. look at these pictures. i mean, i've never seen them on the big screen like this before. i took these pictures and you cannot fake that kind of affection. they're nestled in his arms. he is just grabbing those kids. the smiles are huge. they're eyes are smiling. these children love their father. they love their father. >> savoie and his ex-wife were divorced back in january after 14 years of marriage. >> south florida mother is accused of being so drunk she passed out in her parked minivan, leaving two toddlers to wander away, leave the minivan.
broward county deputy says someone found the kids, ages 3 and 4, miles from home trying to cross a busy street. they found the woman passed out in her fan in her driveway. she is charged with dui and child neglect. her husband failed to post her bail and said, quote, she's stupid. i'm jane velez-mitchell and here's my issue. a new york city cop is accused of killing an incident woman while allegedly driving drunk behind the wheel and the nypd officers investigating the crime are either covering something up or they're just totally incompetent. either way, they sabotaged the investigation. the cop allegedly wreaked of booze and was slurring his speech, but law enforcement waited seven hours and 20 minutes to give him a sobriety test. big surprise, by the time he was finally tested, the driver had zero alcohol in his system. now, this cop's attorney even had the chutzpah to call him a hero because he was performing
cpr on the woman he allegedly ran over in his car. this case makes my head spin. i don't know who i should be more angry at, the cop who was allegedly drunk behind the wheel or the cops who are obviously asleep at the wheel. i'm jane velez mitchell and that's my issue. >> don't miss it tonight on "issues." jane as video of robert ward, shows him dancing and modeling a jump suit. what is up with this wacky behavior? you'll find out. a woman took matters into her own hands, you could say, when she thought she could hear burglars in her home. when she couldn't find her cross gun or pelt gun, she used pool balls to take them down. she put several pool balls in her son's bicycle helmet. she's ereenacting it here, clenched the strap in her teeth, and took aim.
>> i hollered out "death from above," i'm not kidding. and no sooner than i said that, i started chunking pool balls at them. they took off, they had their hands up like this and they took off running and cursing and cussing and they were gone. >> she's doing okay, but police could not find the suspects. you'll want to keep it right here on hln news and views. we are awaiting the announcement of what city will host the 2016 olympic games with the elimination of chicago right away first off and tokyo, it is down to rio and madrid. we are keeping a close eye on that announcement. that announcement ceremony is going on right now. they're expected to make that announcement in about, i would say, less than ten minutes. we'll tell you what happens as soon as it occurs.
#,000 people may still be trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings after wednesday's powerful earthquake. rescuers are still finding survivors, including a woman seen right here who was trapped under piles of debris at her collapsed college for almost two days. and this amateur video right here was taken just moments after the roof of a sports facility collapsed during karate practice. you see students struggling to get out. wednesday's quake had a magnitude of 7.6. it killed 1,100 people. officials say that number will probably go up since so many people are still missing there. and in the south pacific, mass burials are being planned for victims of tuesday's earthquake and tsunami. at least 169 people were killed on samoa, american samoa and also tonga. homes, beachfront resorts, villages wiped out completely by monster waves. survivors say they will never forget the noise from the roar of the water and the sound of everything around them crashing down. the u.s., australia, and new
zealand have sent in supplies and troops to help out. relief workers say the drinking water supply is the most pressing problem right now, since so many water pipes were destroyed. two off-duty law enforcement officers say they came to the rescue of a 13-year-old georgia girl. pretty lucky girl. they were at a park where a sheriff's deputy said she saw a man's feet sticking out from a stall in the women's restroom and she heard a child. >> the child sounded like he or she was in distress. i yelled, hey, come out of there, come out! he let the girl out. she came out, she was a little disheveled and shaken. i grabbed her and i said, are you okay? >> well, the girl said she was okay. an off-duty bureau of investigation agent who was also at the park detained this man. he is charged with aggravated child molestation. tlc is stopping production on the reality show "jon & kate plus 8." the network says jon sent a cease and desist order to stop filming his children on our
sister network, cnn, gosselin told larry king, he is strike to protect his kids. >> i'm asking you not to be on the show and i'm asking my children not to be on the show. i mean, i don't want them to film anymore. i don't think it's healthy for them and the reason i don't think it's healthy for them is that we're going through a divorce right now and i don't think it should be televised and i think my kids should be taken off the show. >> jon wants to try this in the media, doesn't want to deal with a judge, didn't want to question with the breast of the children. >> kate gosselin accuses jon of stopping the show because producers wanted to experience more on her story as a single mother and give him a lesser role. a sad story out of arizona. a family's dog was euthanized just hours after it was picked up by animal control officers. the dog was one of a pair that got lose in the family's backyard in chandler. both were picked up by animal control after someone in the neighborhood called. the next morning, a woman and her daughter went to the shelter
to pick up both of their dogs. >> one of the workers came up to the other staff member and told him that he was mistakenly euthanized that morning, because he fit the description of another dog, is what they told me. to me, it was just euthanized this morning. it was carelessness on someone's part not doing their job. >> both of her dogs had identification microchips implanted. animal control workers say it was a mistake. all right. we go now to see who will it be. madrid or rio? who will host the 2016 games. let's take a listen to that announcement. >> tonight i have the honor to announce that the games of the 31st olympia are awarded to the city of rio de janeiro.