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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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Militarysis    

He needs some major help..... help packing his bags to get out in the front lines..... Who wants to help me?????? I'll bring the boxes.

866 days ago
32.

Amber    

I hope they "chew him up and spit him out" like the piece of crap he is!!!!

866 days ago
33.

Kari    

Negative or not, this has been great publicity for the show. Having said that--go get him, judges!

866 days ago
34.

leafsfan1977    

I hope they do keep him on the show.....for the sole purpose of allowing him to twist in the wind while an entire studio audience boos him incessantly, all the while being ridiculed by the judges.....Stern especially. It would be easy to kick him off the show and say "F^^k off". Keeping him around will allow him to feel the humiliation he so rightfully deserves. My $0.02.

866 days ago
35.

IceGypsy    

I see X X X in this man's future and I don't mean porn.

865 days ago
36.

IceGypsy    

I would also love to see them put a guest judge in for him...the real Soldier from that photo.

865 days ago
37.

Sandra     

The cheating liar needs to be taken off of the show after Howard verbally tears him apart !!

865 days ago
38.

JP    

Lying piece of ****. This guy ranks almost as low as a pedophile for pretending to be a soldier. No honor. His parents must be proud.

865 days ago
39.

Carriss    

Aren't they suppose to do background checks on these people to weed out the crazies? Sounds to me like they didn't do a very good job. I think they should keep the guy on the show and invite the soldier whose picture he used to every single show from now on, and put him right in the front row. In fact, bring in the guys whole company, fill the audience with a sea of ACU digitial green and then let them boo the crap out of him every time he performs. I might start watching the show if that were to happen. As the daughter and wife of a soldier, I feel it's only fitting :)

865 days ago
40.

rod05    

I knew something was up with this guy, he sung without any difficulties, and also at the end when he was talking to Nick he didn't stutter. Nick told him for a minute when you were talking you didn't stutter a bit.

865 days ago
41.

Nick    

This guy will be voted out. He sucks in life and in signing.

865 days ago
42.

Redhead    

He wasn't very good. I don't understand why he got put through to Vegas in the first place.

865 days ago
43.

CN    

TMZ = lying hypocrites.
Quit saying YOU broke the story.You just glommed on after somebody else did all the research.

865 days ago
44.

sharon    

Take the sob stories out of the show and judge them on their talent! Everyone has a sob story.......

865 days ago
45.

kathy    

Don't worry folks.....he's not gonna win the big one!!

865 days ago
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