Summer of scandal?

This is a rush transcript from "The Five," September 2, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

ANDREA TANTAROS, CO-HOST: Oh, summer's wrapping up and we've had no shortage of great stories to talk about on "The Five." The IRS scandal, NSA, Zimmerman, Paula Deen, A-Rod, Anthony Weiner, Oprah Winfrey, Miley and more.

Here's a look at some of the hottest ones.


HEATHER NAUERT, FOX NEWS: Rodriguez will reportedly be suspended for the rest of the season and for all of next season.

ALEX RODRIGUEZ, MLB PLAYER: I'm fighting for my life. I have to defend myself. If I don't defend myself, no one else will.

MATT LAUER, 'TODAY' SHOW HOST: Are you a racist?

PAULA DEEN, CELEBRITY CHEF: No. The day I use that word it was a world ago.

OPRAH WINFREY, MEDIA MOGUL: Trayvon Martin paralleled to Emmett Till. Let me just tell you, in my mind, same thing.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We, the jury, find George Zimmerman not guilty.

AL SHARPTON, HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST: The jury has spoken, but now the people going to speak.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.

LOIS LERNER, IRS: I've been advised by my council to assert my constitutional right not to testify or answer questions.

ANTHONY WEINER, NYC MAYORAL CANDIDATE: I have said that other text and photos were likely to come out, and today they have.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You're about to show us some tongue?

MILEY CYRUS, POP SINGER: You'll see. I think we got better in store for you guys.


TANTAROS: All right. Let's take it around the table.

Favorite story, most interesting story, something you never want to hear about ever again -- Bob.

BOB BECKEL, CO-HOST: I want to start and end with this ridiculous baby East, West, whatever it is, from Kim Kardashian and Northeast.

KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, CO-HOST: These combinations.

BECKEL: Yes. The idea that we give this woman anymore anchor -- anymore time to talk about it, she is a waste of time. He is a waste of time. They both are a waste of time. And this baby, frankly, will grow up as a waste of time.

GUILFOYLE: Oh, that's not nice, Bob.

ERIC BOLLING, CO-HOST: That could be the next liberal talking head that --


TANTAROS: Something tells me we're not done talking about the Kardashians.

OK. Mine is -- yes, Miley Cyrus. We're sick of hearing about her, but she played the hoochie card and guess what? It didn't really work. Even publications like Us Weekly said that Miley went way too far trying way too hard. What was she doing?

But, look, this is what women do over and over and over, lead with your sexuality. That was the dance performance of it. And it was sad. I mean, it was a sad moment for our country, I think.

GUILFOYLE: I didn't like it.

BOLLING: I think Robin Thicke suit, what is he thinking.

TANTAROS: That was a fashion faux pas.

GUILFOYLE: And her hair.

BOLLING: What is that?

GUILFOYLE: The whole thing. She skipped the beauty salon, I guess she was rehearsing.

TANTAROS: What do you think, Bob?

BOLLING: Would you wear that?

BECKEL: I said before, it looked like an ad for a hooker cheerleader squad.

PERINO: Do you know that in Congo, no one had heard about that? And it was very refreshing.

TANTAROS: Lucky them.

GUILFOYLE: This just in.

TANTAROS: Kimberly?

GUILFOYLE: Yes, no, I don't like it at all. I thought her behavior was offensive. I'm so sad, I liked her a lot better when she was Hannah Montana and under the Mickey Mouse ear, and behaving well and good example and role model for children, women, girls. Now, look what happened to her. I mean, her dad needs to talk to her.

TANTAROS: We lose our moral fibers, our country sunk, and she's part of that.

GUILFOYLE: Terrible.

TANTAROS: OK. Your favorite moment, worst moment?

GUILFOYLE: Well, our girl, Reese Witherspoon, Andrea, you're a big fan of hers and I got to meet her at the White House press correspondence dinner. I think she's a doll baby. There she is right there.

And this shows you that even a good girl can have a bad day. You just let a little something slip. But I think she was sort of defending her man when this happened with the cops.


REESE WITHERSPOON, ACTRESS: I'm now being arrested and handcuffed?


WITHERSPOON: Do you know my name, sir?

OFFICER: I don't need to know.

WITHERSPOON: You don't need to know my name?

OFFICER: Not quite yet.

WITHERSPOON: OK. You're about to find out who I am.


PERINO: Oh, snap.

GUILFOYLE: That wasn't a good moment for her. Poor thing.

And what I don't like especially is she was acting up when she was a brunette. Be sassy when you're a blonde, like Dana.

BECKEL: Poor thing, she was resisting arrest. She's being a loud mouth and trying to make herself different than everybody else. Screw her, she should be in jail.


TANTAROS: Bob, have you ever done that? Something tells me you've been a little cranky when you've been pulled over.

BECKEL: When I've been picked up by cops, yes. But I didn't say you know who I am can I get out of this.

TANTAROS: Because everyone knows who you are with your suspenders.

BECKEL: No, they don't. Not when I was busted.

PERINO: Well, my -- I have my least favorite, but I really don't want to talk about it too much because I do have a favorite. My least favorite was the Jodi Arias trial. I have nothing to say for like six weeks. We talked about it everyday and I struggled everyday to think, like I could not find any reason to care about her.

My favorite story was the continued rollout and introduction to the world of Pope Francis. I thought that was amazing when he went to Brazil this summer and got to meet with I think 3 million people came to the beach to see him preach there. I thought that was amazing.

GUILFOYLE: I like your choice. Excellent.

PERINO: Thank you.


BOLLING: He's against the attack in Syria by the way, for the record.

OK. So my favorite story of the summer was the NSA.


BOLLING: Because for three reasons. Number one, we found out something that we didn't know that the government was doing. No one saw that coming. It was a great enlightening moment.

Number two, because we found something that Bob and I finally agreed on. It took us a long time, but we found that.

And number three, because I was able to do this.


PERINO: My first day back?

BOLLING: Because I can pull it out and shake it around and watch Dana's head begin to explode.

PERINO: I totally Zen after spending the week on the Mercy Ship. You will not shake me.

GUILFOYLE: Tomorrow.

TANTAROS: Have you ever gotten it in your pocket and it goes through the washing machine.

BOLLING: No, not yet. Don't say that.

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