Quotes of the Week:'I Feel the Love and I Thank You for It'

PHOTO: Robin Roberts posted a picture on her Facebook Page with a framed image of her and her mother, during her battle with MDS disease, Sept. 10, 2012.
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Check out this week's buzziest, funniest and craziest quotes from around the world.

PHOTO: David Villalobos, 25, jumped 17-feet off an electric monorail ride and over an electric fence into the tiger den, suffering bite wounds on his arms, legs shoulders and back, as well as a broken ankle and arm on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
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'The Tiger Was Minding His Own Business Ip Until the Man Climbed Two Sets of Fences to Leap Into the Enclosure'

A New York who was mauled by a tiger he wanted to be "one with" has been charged with trespassing for jumping into the 400-pound cat's Bronx Zoo enclosure.

On Friday, David Villalobos, 25, jumped 17 feet off an electric monorail ride and over an electric fence into the tiger den, suffering bite wounds on his arms, legs shoulders and back, as well as a broken ankle and arm after the tiger mauled him.

"He told NYPD detectives today that he voluntarily jumped yesterday from the monorail into the tiger preserve at the Bronx Zoo and that his leap was definitely not a suicide attempt, but a desire to be 'one with the tiger,'" Deputy Commissioner for Public Information Paul Browne told ABC News on Saturday.

"The tiger was minding his own business," Browne said, "up until the man cleared two sets of fences to get into the enclosure."

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PHOTO: Jon Stewart, anchor of Comedy Central?s ?The Daily Show,? and Bill O?Reilly, the Fox News personality and host of ?The O?Reilly Factor,? will face each other in a 90-minute debate on Oct. 6, 2012.
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'I Had No Idea My Agent Signed Me Up for This. How Can I Get Out of It?'

Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly, two of television's most-watched political commentators, are planning to face off in a presidential-style debate next month.

Stewart and O'Reilly will take political questions submitted by audience members as well as questions by host E.D. Hill, a contributor to CNN and former host of "Fox News Live," during the debate, dubbed the "Rumble in the Air Conditioned Auditorium."

"I had no idea my agent signed me up for this," O'Reilly said. "How can I get out of it?"

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PHOTO: Daniel Herrmann, pictured with his family, is suing his former employer, Bank of America, saying they did not accommodate his disabled right leg, arm and hand.
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'Dan Was Repeatedly Told That Accommodating Him Wouldn't Be Fair to People With Two Hands'

A former Bank of America employee is suing the bank, saying he faced discrimination because his right hand, arm and leg were disabled in a car accident and he was told accommodation "wouldn't be fair to people with two hands."

"We've filed this lawsuit because Bank of America's conduct was unacceptable and the company should be held accountable when its supervisors and managers violate the law," said attorney Emily Town. "Dan was repeatedly told that accommodating him 'wouldn't be fair to people with two hands.' The Americans with Disabilities Act exists to ensure that disabled workers receive reasonable accommodations from their employers and are not retaliated against when they request accommodation."

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PHOTO: Dan Harris made himself an inmate at downtown Denver County Jail to illustrate 48 hours of solitary confinement. We can watch the results on "Nightline" Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.
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'I Honestly Thought It Would Be Much Easier.'

ABC News' Dan Harris brought the cameras along as he spent 48 hours in solitary confinement at the Denver County Jail for an episode of Nightline.

"I honestly thought it would be much easier. Forty-eight hours without emails, phone calls or work: It sounded vaguely appealing, even," Harris wrote. "However, it turned out to be two of the worst days of my life."

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PHOTO: Cameron Winklevoss, right, and his twin brother Tyler leave a federal appeals court in San Francisco, Calif., in this Jan. 11, 2011 file photo.
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'They Have Tremendous Knowledge About the Internet'

The Winklevoss twins, made famous by their connection to the Facebook start-up, are back in the Internet game with a $1 million investment in a social media site for investors.

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss had agreed to a settlement last year with fellow Harvard alum Mark Zuckerberg over their claim that they were behind the premise of Facebook. The settlement was reportedly for at least $65 million in cash and Facebook stock, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In February, the twins created Winklevoss Capital and their first investment was in SumZero, which describes itself as the "world's largest community of hedge fund, mutual fund, and private equity professionals."

Divya Narendra, CEO of SumZero and a Harvard classmate who had sided with the Winklevoss twins in the legal suit with Facebook, founded the company with another alum, Aalap Mahadevia, in 2008.

"They have tremendous knowledge about the Internet, the media and how to run a top-notch website, which will help SumZero evolve as a business," said Divya Narendra, CEO of Sum Zero, about Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, who invested $100 million in his company. "They are ready, willing and able to get involved in the nitty-gritty of SumZero's operations."

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PHOTO: Robin Roberts posted a picture on her Facebook Page with a framed image of her and her mother, during her battle with MDS disease, Sept. 10, 2012.
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'I Feel the Love and I Thank You for It'

ABC News' Robin Roberts underwent a bone marrow transplant on Thursday. The "Good Morning America" anchor was her usual optimistic self before the procedure.

"This journey is as much about the mind as it is the body," she said, in a video that aired on "GMA".

"Your thoughts. Thoughts are so powerful. You've got to change the way you think in order to change the way you feel. And let me just say this lastly, I feel the love and I thank you for it. Thank you."

The transplant was a five-minute procedure in which the donor cells from Robin's sister, Sally-Ann, were injected into Robin's system through a syringe.

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TLC Secret Princes
TLC
'You Meet Women at These Balls, These Huge Events All Over Europe in Giant Castles'

It's every girl's dream to find her prince, and the reality is, there are quite a few out there.

Not just William and Harry, but Lord Robert Walters of England, Prince Salauddin Babi of India, Honourable Ludovic Waldo Rupert Watson of Houghton Hall in York, and Prince Francisco Joaquin de Borbon von Hardenberg of Spain, who also has royal lineages in France and Germany.

Francisco, who goes by "Cisco," said it was hard to meet women back at home in Spain who weren't enthralled by his family name.

These modern-day royals are the stars of TLC's new reality series, "Secret Princes," which premieres on Sept. 21. "Nightline" went inside their bachelor pad in Atlanta, Ga., to see how the four lads were adjusting.

"You meet women at these balls, these huge events all over Europe in giant castles," he said. "You never know if they are like, 'Oh, he's a Borbon, I want to be a princess, I want to be a duchess.' It's really tough. It takes a while to let someone come close to you."

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