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Stuttering 'AGT' Contestant

On the Chopping Block

OVER LIES

6/8/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Producers of "America's Got Talent" are going to edit stuttering G.I. fraud Timothy Poe's appearance in the upcoming Las Vegas show ... the open question is whether Poe will be 86'd from the show altogether.

TMZ broke the story ... Timothy is NOT the soldier in a photo used during his melodramatic audition segment Monday night -- and the army has no record he was ever injured in Afghanistan ... as he had claimed.

"AGT" producers told TMZ Tim gave them the photo -- and they aired it without questioning him.

Sources connected with the show tell us ... there will "definitely be edits" and producers are currently discussing exactly what they will cut and what if anything they will keep.

We just spoke with "AGT" judge Howie Mandel, who tells us, "I was blown away that I was totally taken in," adding, "I'm really angry with the guy."

Howie believes Poe won't be disqualified from the show. Rather, he thinks producers will let Poe continue performing, but now he'll be known as a liar and not a war hero. Good luck in front of Howard Stern.

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Jody    

If AGT doesn't distance themselves from this guy, that is just going to prove they are behind this farce.

763 days ago
17.

Truth    

HOWIE MANDEL IS CANADIAN... HE HAS AN EXCUSE FOR BEING AN IGNORANT AZZ. SHARON HAS BEEN STONED HALF HER LIFE WITH OZZIE SO SHE HAS AN EXCUSE TOO. HOWARD STERN HAS NO EXCUSE. LOOKING AT CHICKS BREASTS FOR LAST 30 YRS DOES NOT EXCUSE HIM AND THE PRODUCERS FOR LACK OF RESEARCH SKILLZ. #TRUTH!!

763 days ago
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Anonymous    

I think they should let him stay.
Having to get in front of Stern, and the public, and admit he lied is a lot more punishment than getting kicked off. Besides, no one will vote for him now anyway.

763 days ago
19.

Kelli    

What's sad is that this guy has a great voice. He didn't have to make up this story. Just go on and sing. Now he should have known his lies were going to be exposed! Duh!

763 days ago
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jeffrey     

i think i could understand this more if the guy was terrible, but it makes no sense really since the guy actually seems too have some singing talent. if he didnt lie and went on the show and didnt win he couldve still possibly had some career but unless theres something we dont know he will always be connected too these lies now and country music fans dont seem too forgiving

763 days ago
21.

Christi    

First off, you guys did not break the story. It was a blogger who did all the research, emailing, interviews, etc. who broke the story hours before ya'll. So don't call somebody else a liar when you're doing the same. 2nd - I will not watch the show with this creep on it, they're only keeping him for more viewers, problem is he's not a good singer, so what's the point?

763 days ago
22.

Christi    

He does not have a great voice guys. Very mediocre singer and guitarist. Nothing exceptional, nothing stand-out, nothing special, just another average country singer. And do ya'll really want another hum ho singer to win for the 5th year in a row? Especially when there are variety acts who are exceptional?

763 days ago
23.

Jdawg    

Is his real name Poe or did he steal that from Nic Cages Ranger Hero character on Conair ?

763 days ago
24.

Joan K    

He is never going to make it, America won't stand for this lying POS.

763 days ago
25.

Too funniee    

Why is there any delay in getting rid of this guy? Why is it even up for discussion?! I am a combat vet, and a Purple Heart recipient...the fact that this guy uses an impersonated veteran status to get ahead (and lies about why he can't prove it) is disgusting.

763 days ago
26.

Pittslady    

AGT do the right thing.
Poe insulted
the MILITARY so he should be confronted with a REAL injured soldier who can sing. made to listen and watch .
Then to make it FAIR AGT judges X him all 3 of them with sour scowling faces...X him off and have the real singing talented VET take his spot..now that is fair!

763 days ago
27.

DJo    

What about his poor daughter an son he had on the show? Shame on him for dragging thin into the whole mess or did he make them up also? Rent-A-Kid!

763 days ago
28.

Dennis Johnson    

I was in Vietnam my Dad WW2 and my son 2 tours of Iraq.We never talk war we have seen it and that was enought.This POS!Should be exposed to the WORLD that he is no more than a COWARD and a lier.F--- HIM.

763 days ago
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Susan62509    

AGT needs to get rid of him immediately and not give him 5 seconds of more air time. If they don't then they are setting a precedence for other performers to play the same trick on them.

763 days ago
30.

Kathy    

Idiot.

763 days ago
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