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'Sweet Caroline' Banned

Too Creepy for PSU

8/27/2012 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Apologies to Neil Diamond, but "Sweet Caroline" has been deemed inappropriate at Penn State football games in the wake of the Sandusky scandal. Considering the fact a 4-year old Caroline Kennedy was the inspiration for the song ... are Neil's lyrics -- "touching me, touching you" out of line for all sporting events?

Plus, did Neil Armstrong screw up his famous, "One small step" line? It's been debated for years, but you've gotta hear it the way we heard it today.

Also, Dr. Phil's tragic loss ... of his sweet classic car. His '57 Chevy got jacked ... and now Harv's getting nostalgic for what he calls "the 2nd greatest car" ever made.

(0:00) What a story -- Penn State University is breaking tradition by banning "Sweet Caroline" from being played at football games ... because of Neil Diamond's creeping "touching you, touching me" lines (which were written about a 4-year-old Caroline Kennedy) were too creepy in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
(4:19) Legendary song writer Paul Anka calls in -- he feels like Diamond's song is being unfairly labeled as a creep fest.
(8:15) Tragedy for Dr. Phil ... his '57 Chevy -- one the of greatest cars ever made -- was STOLEN.
(10:15) Lindsay Lohan could be in deep trouble once again -- because cops consider her a person in interest in a Hollywood jewelry heist.
(18:00) Harvey is shocked -- he never knew that Neil Armstrong supposedly screwed up his famous line, "Small step for man, giant leap for mankind." Turns out ... he meant to say "Small step for A man."
(25:00) We put nine polls up on asking you about Prince Harry's naked photo incident ... so it's time to see what the court of public opinion thinks of him.
(30:01) One of our photographers asked Britney Spears one of the best questions ever.
(33:10) Amanda Bynes hit-and-run case was reopened -- because she now been in so many alleged crashes ... cops had no choice but to investigate them.
(35:02) Randy Travis is in trouble -- his truck was found turned over by the side of the road ... and it's yet another sign the country singer needs to get help for alcohol abuse.
(37:10) WARNING -- we're about to show a graphic photo of a bank honcho that got his ass handed to him by the LAPD ... and the cops may have crossed the line.
(42:00) We take your calls!

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Flying Blind    

I'm riding with Lilo, she has the coke and jewelry.

726 days ago


Someone please explain the double standard on here?
One, no joking about trolling (even though these are NOT racist remarks like so many on the regular board).
No jokes about the staff's appearance, they are the only ones allowed to make fun of celebrities (since you are all on T.V. and Live, does this not qualify you to get as good as you deserve?)
I must be missing something here.

726 days ago

Flying Blind    

It won't be long until this comment section is gone.

726 days ago

Flying Blind    

at least we got a hot girl in a bikini at the right now instead of a neked man.

726 days ago


After some thought. Had to reply to this post.

1) What does this song have to do with anything. Sandusky molested little boys ?

2) The song is about Caroline Kennedy

3) Sandusky molested little boys !

Doesnt make sense, but hey, whatever !

726 days ago



726 days ago


Great calling in today. Shame I got cut out for the rebroadcast and I couldn't hear myself but it was still awesome talking to you guys. Bynes should lose her license along with lohan but thats a whole nother oprah

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725 days ago


Dosn't anyone remember that howard Stern got his start on NBC radio 30 years ago and they tried to censor him then> I used to listen to his drive time show when he first started. It dosent suprise me that NBC wants to shut him up again, Howards movie Private Parts where he makes fun of NBC and its executives.

725 days ago
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