August 21st, 2013
08:47 PM ET

Jerry Springer defends Dr. Phil's tweet: "I don't see what the problem is"

Dr. Phil's drunk girl tweet.

The talk show host is under fire after posting a controversial tweet, which said:


According to a show representative, the tweet was deleted the moment he saw it, but the damage was done.
Dr. Phil declined to be interviewed but issued a statement saying,

"This Tweet was intended to evoke discussion leading into a very serious show topic based upon a recent news story, hence the #teensaccused label. It was a poll question, not a statement or a joke."

Outfront: Talk show host, Jerry Springer.

Filed under: News • Social Media
August 21st, 2013
08:31 PM ET

Family of dead suspect wants to test Hannah Anderson's DNA

The family of accused kidnapper, James DiMaggio, say 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and her younger brother could be DiMaggio's children.

"We're gonna be requesting from the Anderson family - were gonna try and get a DNA sample from Hannah and anything they have left from Ethan." Andrew Spanswick, DiMaggio Family Spokesman told KGTV, "they've been a lot rumors about whether or not Jim might be the father of either or both children."

James DiMaggio family requests DNA samples for Hannah Anderson, her brother

DiMaggio is accused of killing Hannah's mother and brother. FBI agents tracked Dimaggio to Idaho last week, killing him in a shootout.

So, could the biological connection be real?

Stephanie Elam is OutFront with the latest.

August 21st, 2013
02:31 PM ET

'Night Film' author Marisha Pessl combines text and film to enhance novel

When promoting their books, authors don't usually have the resources available to them that filmmakers and television producers do.

5 questions for 'Night Film' author Marisha Pessl

But one writer's I.D.E.A. could change that forever.

Erin Burnett has the story.

Filed under: I.D.E.A.
August 21st, 2013
02:06 PM ET

Dean vs. The Street: Judge rules parents can't name baby Messiah

A Tennessee judge tells the parents of a 7-month-old boy they cannot name their son Messiah.

Judge Lu Ann Ballew  ordered the parents to change the child's first name to Martin.

"The word Messiah is a title, and it's a title that has only been earned by one person, and that one person is Jesus Christ," Ballew said.

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The judge went on to say her decision is best for the child.

But does her argument add up?

Comedian Dean Obeidallah agrees with the judge, saying she was only looking out for the child. What do you think? Obeidallah took his opinion to the street in our new segment - Dean vs. The Street.

Filed under: News • OutFront Extra
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