"New Day" Wrap Up – 8/13/13 – Tuesday
August 13th, 2013
04:21 PM ET
August 13th, 2013
01:41 PM ET

Bored Fathers Who Have to Attend One Direction Concerts With their Daughters

If there is one thing CNN’s John Berman knows, it's hip. Right now, he says there is nothing hipper than the boy band "One Direction."

Berman says their song, "What Makes You Beautiful," is deeply and profoundly touching to anyone who hears it.

Well, maybe not everyone. He says he may be exaggerating a tiny bit because photos posted on Reddit, apparently of fathers who have been taken to a One Direction concert, beg to differ.

“Let's just say they are exerting themselves in ways they probably never imagined,” Berman empathizes. "The pain looks excruciating.”

So Berman has a special award to give these fathers, the "What Makes You Beautiful Award."

And he means it, seriously and without irony.

“It takes a special sort of man to take his kid to see a boy band," Berman says. "And your children, they will remember it forever. Or at least for most of the ride home.”

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August 13th, 2013
01:11 PM ET

Park Ave Doctor Looking for Love–Candidate Must Like Dogs

We may all be looking for love, but one New York City surgeon is going about his quest for romance in an unusual way.

Dr. Emil Chynn sent an email to contacts that he met from a networking event offering cash and free medical procedures in exchange for being set up on a date!

Some of the matchmaking rewards he’s offering his colleagues are $100 cash for the first date, an option of $300 cash or $500 in free botox for the third date, and an option of $500 cash or $2000 in one free Lasek procedure.

But Dr. Chynn’s future wife has to meet certain requirements.

She must be a Caucasian woman size 0 to 2, have a college degree, and preferably be an 8 on an attractiveness scale of 1-10. Oh, and she must like dogs.

Dr. Chynn says he’s had a few set-ups, but he’s meeting women in more conventional ways as well. And his intention is really just to settle down with someone comparable to himself.

“I spent my entire career trying to be the best doctor I can be,” Dr. Chynn says. “But really, I kind of sacrificed my personal life for my professional life.”

Dr. Chynn says he’s been leading the career-over-romance lifestyle common in New York and he feels his time is running out.

“I want to have children. I want to be married,” Dr. Chynn says.

“I want be young enough that I could play soccer with my son. Now I'm kind of in a biological clock as a man, actually.”

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August 13th, 2013
12:54 PM ET

Some Good News for Paula Deen

Some good news for Paula Deen in the case that brought down her multi-million dollar empire. The embattled TV chef has been cleared of the racial discrimination claims filed in a lawsuit by a former employee, CNN's Michaela Pereira reports.

On Monday, a judge ruled that a former manager of Deen's Savannah restaurant could not be the victim of racial discrimination targeting African-American employees because she is white. They wrote "at best," the paintiff is an accidental victim of the alleged racial discrimination. (WATCH VIDEO)

 

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