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Nick Cannon

I Was Onto 'AGT' Stutterer

From the Beginning

6/11/2012 10:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Nick Cannon
KNEW something was up with stuttering "America's Got Talent" fraud Timothy Poe from the get-go -- telling TMZ, one glaring clue gave the guy away ... the night of his audition.

You've all seen the footage ... Timothy Poe put on a stuttering spectacle last week on the "AGT" stage -- claiming he developed his speech impediment from war injuries. TMZ showed you his story was holier than the Pope.

And last night in L.A., Nick told us he had a gut feeling Timothy was a fraud too -- as soon as the guy stepped off the stage -- because once the cameras were off him ... Tim stopped stuttering.

Nick's first thought was Tim was so emotional he didn't have to stutter -- but looking back, Nick said, "I think he was so caught up in the moment he FORGOT to stutter."

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LoudMouth    

Is Nick onto the fact that Nick is a no-talent clown that makes that show pretty much un-watchable?

Is Nick onto the fact that Nick is a joke?

772 days ago
17.

amazinglybored    

Of course he's going to say that...

772 days ago
18.

derp    

NC tries way to hard to be funny. Sometimes he tries harder than the performers themselves. Fear not though when he gets home there will be none of that with MC, only shoulder rubs, baths being drawn and quiet time. Pusssssy whipped

772 days ago
19.

monique    

mariah gave him time off for being a good houseboy to watch t.v?

772 days ago
20.

SakkeL    

This raised a questions in my mind:

Is AGT really a talent show? Then it shouldn't matter if you are a soldier or you stutter. It's the talent that count's, being soldier or stutterer isn't a talent, DUH.

772 days ago
21.

Gigi    

He never says he was onto the guy from the beginning. He says that looking back, knowing what he knows now, it all makes sense.

772 days ago
22.

Carla628    

The guy sabatoged his own self. DUMMY. He actuallly was talented.

772 days ago
23.

JSD    

I'm certainly not saying the guy's not a fraud, but as a lifelong stutterer myself, its not uncommon to experience periods of "spontaneous fluency" that are unexplainable.

772 days ago
24.

Cricket    

Nick did say something, very discretely, but I don't think Timothy picked up on it.

772 days ago
25.

Sandra     

Whatever!! The guy lied and misrepresented himself and hopefully will get kicked off the show!!

772 days ago
26.

Denni    

At the end of his performance, Nick was talking to him and Dude did not stutter at all. Nick said, "Man, do you know that you didn't even stutter then?" That's when I thought something was up. I stutter so I can tell.

772 days ago
27.

DaveT    

Oh no!
A reality show contestant lied?
What?!?!
No frickin' way!
Reality and talent show contestants never lie!
Neither do talent show producers!
Or networks!
Or talent judges!
Or the entire staff!
And this guy has the nerve to go on the show and lie?!!?
Off with his head!
Baaaaahahahaha :D

772 days ago
28.

Jerry Helper,DDS    

I have never heard of someone trying to be a stutterer. Lord knows I've tried to masquerade as a fluent person. But, check out this list of REAL famous people who stutter........ they stutter or have stuttered in the past. The list of "Famous People Who Stutter" is on the website of The Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org). See names like Emily Blunt, Bruce Willis, Rowan Atkinson, Peggy Lipton, James Earl Jones, Marilyn Monroe, Bo Jackson, Byron Pitts, B.B. King, Bill Withers, Dominick Dunne and a TON of other people. The "Celebrity Corner" section has in-depth profiles of some of these people.

771 days ago
29.

Bob     

Whoever was interviewing him was terrible....he sounded like a stuttering fool himself. haha. Worst questions ever....even after he finally spppppiiiiitttt them out. haha

771 days ago
30.

Luz    

NICK! TAKE OFF THE HOODIE!

771 days ago
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