Tuning in to TV: Singing soldier cut from ‘America’s Got Talent’

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The singing former soldier whose battle injury claims were questioned sang his last song on “America's Got Talent.”

Timothy Michael Poe crooned George Strait’s “The Chair” before he was cut from the NBC talent competition on Tuesday’s Las Vegas-set installment.

The 35-year-old country singer appeared earlier this month on “America's Got Talent” and said he was injured by a grenade in Afghanistan in 2009, but Minnesota National Guard records didn’t support his story.

“I don’t know that he holds up to other singers on this show at all,” said judge Howie Mandel while evaluating Mr. Poe.

Tuesday’s episode of “America's Got Talent” was taped last month before his injury claims were scrutinized.

Tyler Perry and Denise Richards attend the premiere of "Tyler Perry's: Madea's Witness Protection" in New York. "It's funny to see [Mr. Perry] as Madea," Ms. Richards said. "He's this hunky, gorgeous leading man. ... I don't know how Madea and Uncle Joe comes out of that." (Associated Press)

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Mr. Poe won over the crowd and celebrity judges during his initial “America's Got Talent” audition that aired earlier this month with a moving story about how he blocked a grenade blast to save his buddies. The National Guard said records show Mr. Poe wasn’t injured in combat in Afghanistan, and he has been criticized since he made his injury claims on the show.

Mr. Poe, who now lives in Texas, later told WFAA-TV in Dallas that he believed he was telling the truth but doesn’t know what is real. He also provided a photo to “America's Got Talent” of a soldier that he passed off as himself. Mr. Poe’s fiancee, Carrie Morris, said he accidentally submitted the photo of Staff Sgt. Norman Bone in Afghanistan in 2006 because he was rushed.

Denise Richards has role on Sheen’s new sitcom

Denise Richards and her ex-husband, Charlie Sheen, have come so far that it’s almost hard to believe they were once in such a vicious divorce battle that she filed a restraining order against him and claimed he threatened her.

Now, the exes are friends and even co-stars. Ms. Richards appears on an upcoming episode of Mr. Sheen’s new FX sitcom “Anger Management,” which premieres Thursday. She said it was his idea for her to do the show.

“It’s actually great working with him,” Ms. Richards said in a recent Associated Press interview. “I like working with Charlie. We met working together and we worked together when we were married, and this is the first thing we’ve worked on since our divorce. But I’m very excited for his show and I think it’s very funny, and I was, you know, honored that they wanted me to be a part of it.”

Mr. Sheen and Ms. Richards even recently told Rolling Stone magazine that they’re “like best friends now” and he tells her everything. He even said in the magazine that he’d still like to have sex with her.

“I would rather him say that then say some other things,” Ms. Richards said, laughing.

They might be buddies now, but Ms. Richards is cautious to add that things aren’t always smooth sailing between the two.

“We’ve been in, I would say, a good place for quite some time. … You know it’s up and down, too. I take it day by day.”

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