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good morning, america. breaking news, colonel moammar gadhafi is dead. killed in libya this morning after 40 years of fierce and flamboyant dictator. he's been on the run for months. america scourged for years. >> and the final moments as government somers closed in and now word that they captured one of his sons. libyans pouring into the country to celebrate. all of the breaking details in a special edition of "gma." and, good morning to all of our viewers in the west, as we
said, a special edition of "gma" for an historic moment. moammar gadhafi, the vick tart who led libya for four decades and antagonized the united states for so many of them is dead. we have grew some photos already circulating. this video is circulated on al jazeera right now. showing gadhafi taken from rebel forces. a very bloody gadhafi. and still photos that were circulating a while ago. that certainly looks like gadhafi, but if you look at the upper right-hand corner it does have a different date. t does. people in libya are seeing these photographs as well to confirm that he is indeed dead. he has always had a complicated relationship with us in the west. watching his every move for so long because of his involvement in the deadliest terror attack, especially the '80s, the pan am
bombing. christiane, were you the last western journalist to speak with him. you sat down in february this past year. before hearing what you have to say, we want to play a bit of that interview. that was during the uprising. you asked him about his future. and he didn't want to surrender. >> they love me. >> but if they do love you -- >> they are my people. they protect me. >> that's what he thought, but clearly this, is not what happened. if all of these reports are to be believed, he may have even been found hiding. it was very saddam hussein, found months after the fall of baghdad in a spider hole and he, in his home town of sirte. he's been the villain of the united states for decades, pan am 103 before that, being accused of terrorism against americans in europe, reagan bombing parts of libya and now with the arab spring, the real last sort of lion, who the u.s.
brought in a no-fly zone again. >> talk more about that, because it is. you look at -- it's a different world right there. >> it really is. these people in libya, rose up, gadhafi, unlike mubarak who stepped down was not going to step down and his language was so appalling, calling people against him cockroach, saying he was going to go closet to closet and pull them out of their hiding places in benghazi. that language got the french and british to say no, we cannot allow a massacre and the united states came on board and seven months later he is now dead. >> 1969, he came into power with the military. a different world, 42 years later in libya. >> the challenge, of course, is to have a democratic and free future. >> we'll see ha happens there. i know you'll be reporting all throughout the day for us. >> we have more details with jeffery cover mann in london taking them in. we've heard of the military
commander that gadhafi is indeed dead. he came out and confirmed it a while ago. >> that's right. all of the rumors substantiate thad he is dead. moammar gadhafi killed when rebel forces overwhelmed his home town of sirte. now, gadhafi was allegedly fleeing sirte when he was hit by a nato air strike. he was either in a convoy, or we have this image that just came in of a hole -- really a culvert, a drainage culvert where he appears to have been in the last moments before the grisly photos were taken. a soldier saga daffy's body and people did not wait for confirmation. celebration across the country, guns in the air, this represent ace huge, symbolic moment for libya, while gadhafi had no
power while on the run, the mere fact that he remained at large terrorized the people of the country. >> jeffery coverman, thanks very much. let's bring in abc's jake tapper who was there in washington. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, senior administration officials tell me that they are close to conferring, they are pretty sure it's true, but they are triple checking intelligence and state department officials on the ground in libya, making sure that gadhafi is actually dead, trying to make sure beyond any reasonable doubt before the white house confirms but they are fairly close and fairly certain that it is true. it was, of course, seven months and twos ago on march 18th when the president announced the u.s. military would be launching operations to protect ben gauze zi, they are doing this to protect the civilians. they are very close to an
announcement. robin. >> we have the confirmation that we heard earlier, that indeed he is dead. >> yes, he is. the libyan government was saying that. as we said, he was a singular and flamboyant figure ruling libya for decades. he called himself the king of kings of africa but he made his mark on america. moammar gadhafi was ruthless, outrageous and unpredictable. rarely has a leader of such a small country played so large a role on the world stage. >> well, we know that this mad dog of the middle east has a goal of a world revolution. >> reporter: gadhafi seized power in a 1959 coo. he was a junior army officer, sent hit squads to assassinate libyan dissidents and terrorism,
most know tore yasly the bombing of pan am flight 173. 270 people died. mostly americans. gadhafi attempt aid makeover, he denounced the 9/11 attack, apologized for lockerbie and paid $2.7 billion to the family of victims. gadhafi cast himself as a changed man. even if the eccentricities remain, the sunglasses, robe, female bodyguards. the tent he took with him overseas. and when the arab spring brought revolution to libya, gadhafi put on a brave face with christiane amanpour. >> they love me. my people, they protect me, my people. >> reporter: what happened was just the opposite, backed by u.s. and nato warplanes, rebel forces toppled gadhafi's regime. at the time of his death, gadhafi was wanted by the international criminal court for
crimes against humanity, massacres of protester, moammar gadhafi was 69 years old. >> we'll have much more on this as it develops on abcnews.com. >> all right, we'll turn to the other store we're following from zanesville, ohio. where police had to track down so many escaped animals. abc's david kerley is there with the latest. david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there's one missing animal. it was a monkey. but officials believe that it was probably eaten by one of the big cats. another victim of carnage of this private animal farm up the road here. a warning to our viewers. some of the pictures in this that you're about to see are very graphic. nearly 50 wild animals gunned down by police, with pistols and high-powered rifles. big cats. 18 rare bengal tigers, 17 lions. animals released from their cages and moving into neighborhoods. >> 911, what's your emergency? >> there's a lion on mt. perry road and gratiot. >> there's a bear and a lion out.
>> there's a bear and lion out? >> yeah, right up behind us. >> i'm pretty sure i saw a wolf in a parking lot. >> reporter: frank lives next to the animal farm and watched in disbelief as the animals climbed over his fence on tuesday night. >> the lion jumped the fence. the deputy shot it in my backyard. >> reporter: that deputy, jonathan merry was the second officer on the scene. >> the black bear turned in my direction. and ran directly towards me. i fortunately was able to draw my duty pistol. fired one shot, killing the animal instantly. >> reporter: police say the animals were intentionally released by this man, terry thompson, before he killed himself. cages were opened. fences were cut. thompson, seen here handling a lion cub during a new york photo shoot with model heidi klum in 2008, was an avid collector of exotic animals. >> he'll kill somebody before
he'll kill an animal. that's the kind of person he was. >> reporter: thompson had just been released from prison after serving a year in prison for a gun felony. late wednesday, marian thompson refused to answer questions from reporters. but abc news has learned she did cooperate with police to account for the animals. but begged authorities not to take those that remained. the six surviving animals were taken to the columbus zoo. we have picture, among them a bear and three leopard, they are being cared for at the zoo around the clock. we do not know if mrs. thompson will be getting these animals back or not. all this strikes a debate. should the laws be changed to restrict owning of exotic animals by private individuals. george. now, we have the latest from
jack hanna. i spoke with him earlier. >> when i got there, i said this cannot be. i sat back, watched the count stack up. bausch watched them laid out there. it's indescribable. you think about this. we're 55 mile as way. the wilds 25 miles. let's say we got there with 30 transliezer guns. you see behind me, you see the bear, picture three of those, coming down the road along with 18 tiger, along with 16 or 17 lions and lionesses, going around the neighborhood. i can say this after working with animals all of this time. we would have had a scene we probably wouldn't want to see. when you look at -- i don't know what to say, except the sheriffs did what he had to do. i'm thinking what could we have done. we don't have 40 tranquilizer gun, when we hit them it takes 3 minute, 10 minutes for the
animal to go. we pond them last night. they would have gone all over the place. i can't tell who would have gotten harmed as well. >> jack, i can see how passionate you are about this. the first thing my wife and kids asked me, did they really have to do this? you're saying they had absolutely no choice. >> you had a chance to sit down with thompson's wife. what has she been able to tell you? >> she came in there yesterday. i heard she was mad at me for taking her animals to the zoo. she was there. she walked in, george. you saw a person, she left her husband. she didn't know what the scene was. she knew about the filth and the horrid conditions. i don't know how long she's been there. she was shaking so hard and sobbing. please, don't take my kids. don't take my children. >> talking about the animals. >> exactly. the primates and the leopards and one grizzly. please, don't do that to me, mr. hanna. when you see someone like this, george, just beat down to nothing, i hugged her is what i
did. i get emotional about it. i started crying with her because of the loss -- everybody's loss yesterday. the animal world. the tigers. her loss, of course, her husband. that's what happened. i can't control that. but for us here at the zoological world, it's a tragic loss. now that it's over with, we're looking at this, and it's the worst thing to happen to me in my 50-some years. >> we only have a few seconds left. >> what good can come of this, jack? ohio does not have strong laws to regulate wild animals. >> the good coming of this, i was on the phone with the governor twice yesterday. and on the phone twice with him. immediately, those auctions will be stopped in the state of ohio. folks with animals like this that this man had, i suggest you go to another state. you're getting a knocking on your door in six to eight months. it won't be a pleasant knock. we will be taking the animals to the wild. to a repository there, and we'll find beautiful homes for them. we're not going to continue this. >> jack, thanks very much.
>> that's tough 24 hours for jack and everybody in the area there. getting the latest on the trial of michael jackson's doctor. it was another damaging day for conrad murray, as prosecutors called their last witness, an expert on the powerful drug, propofol, that killed jackson. his testimony was direct and devastating. and jim avila has more from los angeles. >> now, i can pull the propofol out. >> reporter: it must have sounded like the ultimate insult to michael jackson's personal physician. a fellow doctor from the witness stand, labeling conrad murray, just another jackson employee. a housekeeper, not a learned man of medicine, when he caved to jackson's craving for the powerful anesthetic, propofol. >> i don't see a difference to conrad murray saying yes, to a request that michael jackson's making and a person who cleans the house saying yes to a request that michael jackson is making, because he is acting as an employee. he is not exercising his medical judgment. >> reporter: dr. steven shafer is the prosecution's final
witness of the case in chief. >> this vial is made out of glass. >> reporter: a noted anesthesiologist, who brought a video on how propofol is used safely in operating rooms. with devices to open airways, oxygen, and drugs to combat bad reaction. back on the stand for a second day, schaffhafer was tough on dr. murray, accusing him of 17 egregious violations that caused michael jackson's death. having no rescue equipment. no delivery system for the propofol, and leaving room and making phone calls while jackson was under. >> it's a setup for disaster. >> would it still be your opinion that conrad murray is directly responsible for the death of michael jackson? >> absolutely. >> reporter: and perhaps a reference to michael jackson's former california estate, shafer characterized propofol to treat insomnia as a dark fairy tale of medicine. >> we're in farm could logical
never neverland here. something that only been done to michael jackson. any dose of propofol is a potentially dangerous dose. >> reporter: prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case today. and a source close to the investigation tells us the district attorney's office is pleased and confident in its case. and there's no plea deals at the halfway point from either side on the table. george. >> thanks. >> let's get more news from josh elyol. >> the news of gadhafi's death comes days after hillary clinton's visit to libya. her message there, u.s. decided to both target and talk with militants and she urged afghanistan to follow suit. meanwhile here at home, new developments in the deadly listeria outbreak linked to a colorado cantaloupe farm. there's now a possible cause. the fda said packing equipment was difficult to sanitize. and there was standing water in the facility that could have harbored bacteria.
25 people have died thus far. and officials say it's too soon to declare the outbreak officially over. citigroup is paying some $285 million to settle fraud charges. the ftc says the bank peddled risky mortgage securities before the housing collapse. still, it's a small fine for the company which reported $4 billion recently in profits. and it was a tense night in hawaii after a rare series of more than two dozen earthquakes shook the big island. the largest, a magnitude 4.5. there was no tsunami alert, but still dozenses of aftershock, no damage was reported. and a frantic search, a 14-year-old aus tis tick boy disappeared. he boarded a shuttle bus and was found unharmed 10 mile as way at a west hollywood restaurant. and the world series got under way last night.
game one of the classic goes to the home folk, cardinals beasting the texas rangers 3-2. you see pinch hitter alan craig driving a single. resulting in a game-winning score. game two again in st. louis. that, of course, means it's now time for sam champion and the weather. where exactly is sam? he's over there. he's close to st. louis. >> very close. where are you, sam? >> kansas city, gang. we made a little drive north of joplin yesterday. there's some incredible things here in kansas city. i want to show you this throughout the broadcast. a few things that we love here in k.c., including the kauffman center of the performing arts which we're in the middle of, which is gorgeous. let's get to the boards. we're going to start with a big, windy storm from chicago, to detroit, to milwaukee today. this is day two of these strong winds. and they'll be toughest in the morning. in some cases, about 60-mile-per-hour winds whipping across the great lakes. there's wind advisories from that system all the way into the carolinas today.
as that gets out of the way, the cool morning temperatures behind it, it's a frosty morning in the midwest. second in a row. it will take the weekend before we get warmer temperatures all the way down in the midwest. quick look at the big board today. let you know that everything is fine in florida. we finally get rid of the rain. and the idea of sunshine for most of the west coast today. me
in kansas city. and from here this morning, we're going to show you a little bit -- did you know, by the way. new orleans made jazz. but kansas city has its own special version. and we're at a performing arts center. you're going to hear a little bit. and also -- well, i'm not going to give it away. i have something you're going to love. we have something you'll go crazy at the last part of the show. >> barbecue. barbecue. >> promise. still ahead. we'll talk live to the guy who
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neighbor's house. he then, according to police, returned to the complex and exchanged again fire with three other guards, wounding within. police captured him after a brief chase. let's see how things are going on the highway. petaluma northbound 101 shutdown, big rig diesel spill blocking all lanes northbound 101 exit in place at stone any point road directed to the expressway then back on 101 northbound. major problems "sig alert" 101 northbound closed. >> we will update thee
they got the search warrant. and they acted on it right away. there you see police swarming all over the home of baby lisa's parents. they were x-raying things from inside the house, using rakes and shovels all over the yard. we'll have the latest from kansas city on baby lisa, just ahead. >> because they have the search warrant. people are wondering if there's new information and why they did that. but we'll get into all of it. also, actress lindsay lohan in hot water again. leaving a california courtroom in tears and in handcuffs. a judge blasted her for violating her probation. we'll look at what's ahead for the troubled star. >> she could be facing real time. something to look forward to next half hour. kelsey grammer is going to be here live. he's got a terrific, new role on television. playing the mayor of chicago. a very powerful guy. we have great news in his private life as well. we'll talk about that. >> he's a grand daddy.
>> i got my dog, a jack russell, because of eddie on "frazier." i got k.j. that's the history of k.j. first in this half hour, we'll get to the latest on the search for baby lisa irwin. police charging in with a search warrant to her parents' home on thursday. linsey davis has been tracking the latest for us. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we certainly couldn't get this close to the house yesterday or even walk down this section of the street, because police had this area entirely locked down. search crews were here well into the night and police are remaining tight-lipped about what, if anything, they found. overnight, police continued searching the home where baby lisa disappeared. bringing in additional equipment and working well past midnight. earlier on wednesday, a no-fly zone overhead. a massive search on the ground. as police comb the yard of the kansas city home with rakes and shovels, they wouldn't say what they were looking for.
inside the house, fbi agents and police investigators used equipment from bomb and arson trucks to x-ray solid objects and possibly walls. leaving with several bags of potential evidence. even removing this carpet. >> they were looking for items, materials, whether they be genetic like dna. hairs and fibers, organic, like leaves and dirt, to compare to something they have. >> reporter: investigators have searched the family home before. but always with the parents' consent. wednesday's search was different. the result of a court-issued search warrant, that prevented the parents from being present at the house. >> you have to have something new, something that just has occurred to convince a judge to allow you to go back in a house with a search warrant. >> reporter: police would not discuss what they found in the house. but told abc news, the bulk of what they wanted was accomplished. while investigators scoured the property, lisa's mother, deborah bradley, allegedly paid her local attorney a visit. she and the baby's father,
jeremy irwin, are currently staying with relatives. they haven't lived at the home since lisa's disappearance. they said all along that an intruder entered the home and abducted lisa. the parents' attorney maintains they're cooperating with police. and that they welcomed an extensive search of the home if it helps find their baby. and that attorney, joe tacopina, says he's not sure why the police felt it was necessary to get a search warrant at all. the police have been able to come and go as they please from the beginning, because the family is just as eager to get answers. robin? >> linsey, thank you. joining us now, private investigator, bill stanton, who has been helping with the search for baby lisa. you probably remember bill as a former security consultant here also on "gma." good morning. >> good morning. >> you heard brad garrett say there had to be new information to get a search warrant like this. do you have any idea what that information is? >> no, actually, i don't. i know they're not opposed to it.
i want to make the distinction, it's an important one to make. while i'm working with the family, i'm not working for the family. if i get information that leads to their guilt, so be it. and i told them so. >> and have you been working with the police? have you been able to get any additional information? you talk to the family. >> yes. >> a great deal. >> yes, i do. and i told them that. i told them, i will be sharing everything i get with the police. and i may not necessarily be sharing it with you. so, i am handing everything over, no matter how small, how big because what may be small to me and my team, may be the key to a conviction for them. >> have you found any additional information? anything that's been helpful to the police? >> i couldn't speak to that. but they are getting information. >> you talked to the parents last night? >> yes. >> what are they saying to you? what do they think of the search of the home? >> my interpretation is they welcome it. they welcome it. they want this to be uncovered. they want it to be discounted and look outside the home. at least that's my interpretation. >> it's very apparent that the police are still suspicious of
the parents. come on, bill. >> absolutely. >> they're in the backyard. they're going through the home with an x-ray. what do you think they're looking for? >> they're looking for a body or trace evidence. as am i. i'm looking at them with some suspicion. but my intuitiveness and my feeling is from outside the home at this time. >> you still feel that way. >> yes. unless there's a wild card that nobody knows about, i'm looking outside the home. i could change my mind. but right now, all indicators, you tell me how they did it. tell me how. >> you believe it very well could have been somebody from outside the home. do you have any kind of theory of exactly what could have happened? >> well, i have theories, where they could have done it. and i have theories where they could not have done it. and this is, my team and i, talk about for hours upon hours. and the theories from outside the home, right now, outweigh that it's someone from inside the home. >> how close do you think the police are in finding some
additional information and finding, more importantly, baby lisa? >> one, i do think this baby is alive. you don't take a 10-month-old to do away with it. you take it to covet it or sell it. and i'm hoping the $100,000 reward may open up the mouth or heart of someone to give a tip. >> and who has hired you put up the $100,000. >> she is not paying -- >> she. >> it is a she. and she is not paying joe, at all. >> thank you, bill. >> thank you. let's get the weather now and sam. sam? >> hey, good morning, robin. you remember yesterday, we were in joplin, missouri, for "extreme makeover: home edition" folks. as we were leaving town, we thought we need to stay in kansas city. wasn't to show you some things that we love about this. i'm not here to class up my image because we're in the performing arts center. this is the kauffman center of the performing arts. i want to call it the k.c.k.c.
even though no one has a nickname for it. kansas city kauffman center. we'll have amazing performances from inside, as well. here's a look at the weather. we start with the cold air in the middle of the country. and 45 degrees in dallas is a real chill this morning. 43 in memphis, as well. a quick look at the big boards this morning. we'll show you that florida is in much b >> and we are live in kansas city this morning. all that weather was brought to you by the kindle fire. robin. >> thought you were going to tickle the ivories for us, sam. maybe a little bit later. >> no. >> not you? coming up, lindsay lohan in court, in handcuffs and in tears. is the troubled actress headed back to jail? we'll talk about that when we come back. k.
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more trouble for lindsay lohan. you see all of her mug shots right there. the fifth one taken on wednesday. is she finally in real danger of doing real time in jail? yesterday, an l.a. judge warned her that could be coming if she doesn't get her act together and keep her community service commitment. abbie boudreau has more on lohan's downward spiral. >> reporter: lindsay lohan back in court. and back in cuffs.
led away to jail after l.a. county superior court judge, stephanie sautner, reached her breaking point. >> probation, as you know, and the prosecutor knows, and in my view, is a gift. and there's something called looking a gift horse in the mouth. >> reporter: sautner revoked lohan's probation on wednesday, saying she was blowing off the 480 hours of community service lohan was sentenced to back in april. to be served both at a women's center and cleaning up after autopsies at the county morgue. >> she wasn't interacting with anyone. so, the service was not fulfilling. her words. >> reporter: but lohan's lawyer insisted the actress has been on the right track. >> miss lohan has reached a turning point in her progress, in her accountability, in her maturity. >> so, her failure to show up nine times at the downtown women's center, for scheduled appointments, that's reaching a turning point in your maturity? >> reporter: lohan's excuse? work. she was recently in france, and
italy, attending fashion shows and modeling. hard to believe for bloggers obsessed with lohan's ever-changing looks. dramatically different from her past courtroom appearances. >> i mean, she is supposed to be an actress, from what i hear. i don't know how much acting work she's done or is doing. >> reporter: lohan must now return to court for a probation violation hearing. a representative for the star tells abc news, she hopes the court will reinstate probation. and allow her to fulfill her community service. but lohan's bad day only got worse. after posting a $100,000 bond late wednesday, lohan was slapped with a $1 million lawsuit for allegedly attacking a betty ford worker during rehab last year. for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. let's get more on this from our legal analyst, an abrams.
robin just said it. that judge ain't playing. she is very tough. but how common is this for people to skip their probation? >> it's not uncommon. but the amount of times that lindsay lohan has done it is uncommon. >> nine times. >> can you imagine if you're her lawyer? that's the worst position to be in. my client blew it off nine times. how do you explain that? this is a turning point. a tough position to be in for the lawyer. so, lindsay lohan has got to start delivering. the lawyer will sit her down and say, this is serious. this is real. if you don't start fulfilling your requirements, you're going to go back to jail. >> has until november 2nd. that's the next hearing. she has to do 16 hours of community service before then? >> at least. at the morgue. and that's the worst place to get community service. of anywhere you can go. she's cleaning up after autopsies. you can imagine why she doesn't want to do it. but the reality is, she's got to do it if she wants to avoid jail time. >> the judge knows that the whole country is watching. but is lindsay being singled out for special, more harsh treatment?
more lenient treatment? is she being treated the way anybody -- >> up to this point, i was one of the few people out there saying she was treated like anybody else and probably harsher. and people are saying, she ought to be serving time. let's remember, we're talking about minor infractions, a misdemeanor shaft lifting charge, a drunk driving charge. not to minimize them. but most people don't serve serious times for those kind of infractions. >> but with repeated violations? >> that's the problem here. she keeps being warned and keeps being told. and she has to recognize that she's in the public eye. because she's in the public eye, the world's going to be watching. the judge, not just her. and the judge has to be careful of not being seen as being soft here. it's really important what happens now between yesterday's hearing and november 2nd. she has got to show, with every ounce of her being, that she is taking this really seriously. that she is ready to do the community service. and she's not going to keep blowing it off. >> if she does, she probably avoids jail? >> i think she'll be able to
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today mark the 20th anniversary of the oakland hills fire. the firestorm destroyed more than 3800 homes and killed 25. high winds reignited a grass fire from the day before and fanned the flames through the east bay hills. mike is here with weather. >> nothing like that today. pretty chose to average with 70s everywhere except for mid to upper 60s around san francisco, richmond and oakland. clouds along the coast mid 60s there. still warmest this weekend.
♪ changes ♪ ch-ch-ch-anges time to face the change ♪ [ cheers and applause ] a big crowd with us here in times square. enjoying the fall-like weather. from super fit to packing on the pounds, this is what personal trainer drew manning looked like just six months ago. and that's him now. why he says he's going to extremes to help everyone get healthy. >> we're going to learn a lot from that. and kelsey grammer. there he is right now. across the studio. looking forward to talking to him. great new role on starz. playing the chicago mayor. very powerful mayor of chicago. we'll talk to him in a little bit. >> and we have this contest. we're going to the dogs. my dog is better than your dog. i'll take it. k.j. can take it. only one can win. the my dog is better than your
dog challenge. they're all here to do their tricks live. an epic paws-down. who will get your winning vote? i met them earlier. josh, we have potentially big news about moammar gadhafi. >> yes, indeed. reports out of libya, and it is major. reports that colonel moammar gadhafi himself may have been captured. we're going to learn to jeffrey kofman in london who has the latest this morning. good morning, jeffrey. >> reporter: good morning to you, josh. that's right. some huge news from libya this morning, if it's true. there are unconfirmed reports circulating wildly that former dictator moammar gadhafi has been captured. we have pictures from libya, showing the celebrations, although we don't know if those celebrations are premature. an official with the interim government told al jazeera that gadhafi was caught this morning and wounded in both legs. one report says gadhafi is dead. now, we have to emphasize, we have no independent confirmation of this at this hour. if true, it would represent a monumental victory for the rebels.
we do know that anti-gadhafi rebels finally took control of the home town of sirte, the last loyalist holdout. if that's true, it means the rebels now control the entire country. josh? >> all right. jeffrey kofman live in london with the latest. we'll be giving information as it becomes available to "gma" and abc news. thank you for that. meanwhile, the bizarre hunt is finally over this morning for dozens of wild and dangerous animals that were running loose in central ohio. the terrifying ordeal ended when officials realized that perhaps a final missing monkey was likely eaten by one of the big cats also on the loose. six of the animals survived after the owner of an animal farm opened their cages and then fatally shot himself. animal rights activists are blasting ohio's rather weak laws regarding exotic pets. and you better book your holiday flights as soon as possible. all of the major airlines this week raised their fares $4 to $10. that means the airlines expect heavy demand. experts say this fare increase is likely to stay. meanwhile, a california
company has recalled more than 3,000 cases of salad because of possible salmonella contamination. the products are under these names. fresh selections, h.e.b., marketside, and taylor farms. with best buy dates from october 18th to the 21st. the items were distributed in some 14 states and puerto rico and sold in various supermarket chains. we have more information. just go to abcnews.com. and for the first time, a member of the madoff family is speaking out and sharing her story with abc news. stephanie madoff mack was married to bernie madoff's son who killed himself last december. in an interview airing tomorrow night on "20/20," she says that mark madoff had no idea what was going on. >> he marched into his father's office and said, what the -- is going on here? and bernie said, i can't tell you here. we have to go home to my apartment. i don't want to tell you in the office. and so, he and andy and bernie
left. and they went to his house on 64th street. and told them that his business was just one, big lie. and that he was billions in debt. he said that bernie delivered the news like that. >> flat affect. >> flat affect s. >> no crying? no, i'm sorry. >> and then cried. ruth was sitting on a couch, like a zombie, saying nothing. andy fell to his knees and started to cry. and my husband picked his brother up and said, let's get out of here. >> you can hear much more from chris cuomo's emotional interview tomorrow night on "20/20." stephanie madoff mack's book, "the end of normal: a wife's anguish," is out today. she'll join us live on "good morning america" next monday. and finally, another note from the book world. it's reported that gabrielle giffords will read the final chapter of the audio edition for
her upcoming book. the arizona congress woman still in recovery after gunshot wounds to the head suffered last january, but that is some wonderful news. >> it certainly is. thanks, josh. got some pop news for us? >> of course, i do. good morning to you guys. congratulations to french president nicolas sarkozy and first lady carla bruni-sarkozy, who give birth to their first child born to a ruling french leader since napoleon had his son in october 1811. no word on what her name is. don't expect any photos. the former supermodel mom says she will feverishly protect her child's privacy. and do you know how to knit? >> yes. >> i knew you would, josh. >> i do. i used to knit when my dad would read me "lord of the rings" and i'd knit. i had a very strange childhood. >> josh, everybody, if you do know how to knit, new zealand's penguins need your help. in the aftermath of the worst
oil spill in new zealand's history, earlier this month, the tiny sweaters are being used to keep the birds from freeing to death or poisoning themselves by ingesting the oil. it's the cutest call to action ever, and very necessary to keep the penguins alive. and you can find out more. remember last month we told you how rihanna was kicked off a farmer's property in northern ireland? now, we get to see what all the fuss was about. the music video that she was shooting that day has just been released. yeah. she's kind of naked in some parts of it. the farmer said she couldn't shoot on his property because of the wardrobe choices or lack thereof was not in line of his christian beliefs. not surprisingly, the video for the single "we found love" has gone viral. not exactly the farmer's intention, i'm sure. >> they didn't show her naked, did it? >> no. >> get me ali on the phone. get me ali. when you least expect it, george stephanopoulos.
>> all right. george, listen up. rihanna has a little competition in the music department, from none other than siri, the iphone's new virtual assistant. take a listen. ♪ will you marry me let's just be friends ♪ ♪ will you marry me ♪ we don't really know one another ♪ >> my favorite line in the song, jonathan mann asks, who's your daddy? and she says, you are. the idea first came to him when he saw siri demonstrated. is that siri really answering all of the questions? he did take liberty editing some of the answers. but many of them are her exact answers, verbatim. so, there you have it, everybody. and you can download rihanna's video later, george. >> rihanna naked and josh knitting. two images. >> whoa. whoa. >> i love kelsey sitting over
there. it's like our little the peanut gallery hearing the commentary and things like that. >> my dad read "the lord of the rings," and "the hobbit," and i would actually knit. knit one pearl two. yes. >> you're such a riddled wreck. >> i was a renaissance boy. let's get to the weather and sam champion. >> let's have josh knit rihanna a covering sweater. just a little something covering for warming the areas. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on this morning we want to talk about. we want to start with pictures from yesterday. we can't get out of america's heartland. yesterday, we did a door knock with ty and the crew of "extreme makeover: home edition." they're doing seven houses in seven days in joplin, missouri. you may remember and probably do, that joplin was pounded five months ago by an ef-5 tornado moving through that area. and these families are getting homes they desperately need. we're back live in kansas city. we wanted to show you the kauffman center. how about a little jazz because they have their own forum here.
good morning, everybody. the folks that woke up to show us. let me tell you about the kansas city youth jazz combo. they are smokin', by the way. 100 different students now involved in the program, from 50 different schools around the k.c. area. it's been a pleasure to have them here this morning. we're going to let them play us down to a little weather while we talk a little bit about what's going on in the country. let's start first with that big area of low pressure that's in the middle of the country. and the winds that will go around it today. you guys are so good. why am i even talking? why don't i just let you keep playing? ♪ fantastic. there's an area of low pressure, by the way. you can see, new york at 68 today. a gusty wind. washington, d.c. at about 67 degrees. chicagoland, you're getting out of it later today. it was a windy day yesterday. it's a windy morning today. elsewhere in the country, that coastal fog that's been such a problem this season in southern california continues. but it is mostly sunny and dry on the west coast.
a lot of that rain is pulling away from the east coast today. and that's very good news because it means we're in for a better weekend. all right. that's the weather around the nation. ♪ >> all right. ♪ >> all right. so, the whole kansas city version of jazz is difference than the new orleans version of jazz. different from the big band version. they were a little more improvisational. robin, george, we have so much
coming from k.c. in the next half hour. but this is just beautiful. >> they are so talented. >> yeah. i love that. all right. "morning menu." >> i played tenor sax. when i was a kid. but it's so important to have music with young people. >> all right. let's get to it. shall we move on? i wish we could hear you serenade us. but we will continue. and our "gma morning menu" is packed. from fab to flab. why has this personal trainer gained over 70 pounds in just 6 months? his answer could really help you to get in the best shape you've ever been. and kelsey grammer is here live. we all love him. he has a surprising, new role on screen. and a major milestone off screen. he'll tell us about that. and it's down to three. ruger, hallie, and gabe. the finals of my dog is better than your dog. it's an epic, paws-down competition.
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helping you. working out, eating right, and staying healthy. it's a lifestyle that drew manning has committed himself to as a medical technician and a personal trainer. >> hey, everyone. my name is drew. >> reporter: but this husband and father of two near salt lake city, decided having a perfect physique wasn't enough. >> i don't know how to let yourself go and to gain those bad eating habits and to crave those foods. i plan on letting myself go, with an unrestricted diet. and no exercise for the next six months. after those six months, i plan on turning around and showing people, teaching them how to get back and fit again. >> reporter: and he's doing it all online. >> this will be my first meal on my journey to becoming fat. so, here we go. >> reporter: on his website, fit2fat2fit.com, he posts weekly video blogs, weighs in, and
documents his thoughts along the way. followers are able to watch every pound he packs on. even voting on which foods he should eat next. >> looks like this week, corn dogs is what you want to see me eat. >> reporter: in his first month, he gained an astonishing 24 pounds. >> this right here -- that wasn't there before. i just walked upstairs. i'm a little bit out of breath. it's weird that i start snowing all of a sudden. i officially have man boobs that jiggle, when i'm in the car or when i'm running or standing. you notice the jiggle. >> reporter: 23 weeks ago, drew had a 34.5-inch waist and 17-inch neck. he weighed 193 pounds. he now has a. 47.5-inch waist, an 18-inch neck and 260 pounds. and watching all the way, his
wife, lynn. >> he's had clients before. and continually say they the same thing. you don't understand what it's like. you've never been overweight. you don't know what it's like to have these addictions. and to be honest, he didn't. >> reporter: and the journey has not been easy. >> his self-confidence went away and depleted. he's becoming lethargic, lazy. not helping around the house. >> reporter: nearing the end of drew's six months of weight gain, lynn is ready to pitch in for his six-month return to tip-top shape. >> losing the weight. i've been looking forward to this day. and i would have to admit, i think both of him and i have a little bit of fear. mostly because he put on a lot more weight than he thought he would. >> reporter: drew manning's goal is to show people they can unload that unwanted weight themselves through diet and exercise. in a matter of weeks he'll begin his extreme weight loss. and we'll be there, every pound of the way. every pound. and drew said he thought he gained 50, maybe 60 pounds on this journey. he's already ten over that and
counting. and for more details on drew and his mission, go to goodmorningamerica.com. george? >> thank you, lara. what a journey it was. we're here with kelsey grammer, after two megahit comedies, five emmys and a tony, he's into politics. starring in the new drama, "boss," where he plays a mayor in pawer. i cannot wait to see the show. all of the reviews say it's incredible. best new show of the season. how about that? >> there's some things i haven't liked the sound of. >> what a change from "frazier." you play a dark guy here. >> he's a very dark guy. yeah. he's a guy that's got some bad news. he likes power and wants to hold on to it, basically. that's a little different from what frazier was. >> a little different. the mayor of chicago. he pulls a lot of strings behind the scenes. and i heard you had dinner with the mayor of chicago, rahm emanuel. >> the current and the former. i think they were interesting
that i but doing a hit piece on them. nervous about their own legacy. i assured them that this is more of an -- it's an idea of a mythical mayor. the idea of 100 years of mayors, with all that entails. this guy draws on the history of chicago to feed his own sense of purpose. i think people from chicago will learn a lot about chicago, that they probably didn't know. >> and he is the ultimate power broker. we're going to show a scene where he tries to get one of his protoeges to run for governor. >> i want you to run for governor against matt cullen in the primary. get him out of his wing and hammer him with everything you got. >> what makes you want to do that? >> you've been doing interviews for months straight. six appearances. three on cable. and your speeches. if i didn't know better, i'd say you were trying to do this even before me. the only thing you're missing is
heft. >> you can tell you're having fun with that. >> a lot of fun. and you know a lot about politics. did you bring any of that to this? >> you know, this is what i hope politics isn't, honestly. but i fear that a lot of it's true. what our conceit was, in terms of story telling, was the idea that somewhere, we all think that behind closed doors, a lot of crazy stuff takes place in politics. and there must be a sort of line between what's implied, almost violence, and that place where it might cross over. now, the crossing over happens on this show. and i certainly hope it doesn't really happen in politics. but it remains to be scene. >> you survived as a republican in hollywood for a long time. >> i have survived. >> last time around, you endorsed rudy giuliani. who do you like right now? >> it's too early for me still. >> after all these debates? >> i'm not watching the debates. i think debates are a smoke
screen, honestly. it was the last cycle, i remember when we had 2 1/2 years before the election, the democrats had the 15 guys up on stage. and i thought, this is a waste of time. so, i kind of feel the same way. >> you're going to wait a while. >> the republicans parodying that. >> i know something you're not watching is "real housewives of beverly hills." your former wife, camille, is on it. i want to ask you questions. people go on reality tv to become famous. why did you decide to be part of it in any way at all? >> it was -- part of my feeling that i should exit with some sort of gift. >> exit the marriage? >> yeah. because that was what i had in mind. that was a way of saying, here's what you always wanted. i'm gone. >> go to it. >> yeah. >> was it a mistake? >> i don't think so. i mean -- >> after all this? >> it certainly caused me some
stress, i suppose. i've been targeted a lot and i said a lot of terrible things. after a while it starts to be, kelsey grammer goes into for a coffee. how does it ex feel about it? it's gotten silly at this point. the more of that goes on, the less people focus on the fact that i have a great new life. and with my grace, go have that famous life you wanted. >> a great, new life. and a great, new wife. >> yes. kate. >> you look happy. >> i am, thanks. >> tell us the story about your first date on christmas day. or around christmas. >> it was around christmas. oh. that was -- it was the most romantic night of my life. it was just extraordinary. we met for a coffee. and actually, we were going to meet in this one place. i thought it looked too much like a pickup joint. i said, forget it. i walked down the street and waited for -- she was going to come up out of the tube stop. i knew where she was coming
from. i saw her across the street. and i just stood there and looked. and i thought, this is the most marvelous thing i've seen in my life. she walked across the street. i said i don't want to go in. we walked through hyde park. and the snow started to fall. and it was the most magical night of my life. and moments later, we had our first kiss. and weave been together since. >> you look so happy right now. and it seems like you're convinced you're going to get it right this time. >> i think i did, actually. i'm not sure i had anything to do with it. i think kate had everything to do with it. >> what's it like being a grandfather? >> pretty good. pretty good. we stopped by the hospital as spence was going into labor. we had a business trip to australia. so, we had to leave just hours before little emmit was born. but we've had some pictures. and we're going back out to l.a. in a couple weeks. >> that is great. congratulations on all these, too. the show is called "boss." it premieres on friday on starz. thank you very much. let's go out to josh. >> all right, george.
here we are. fall-like weather outside. perfect for what you've all been waiting for. all week. coming up, these are our three finalists. your dog's better than my dog. my dog's better than your dog. here we go. this is ruger. he likes to push stuff. right here, hallie. she'll find pink bones and green keys. and over here, gabe, who loves himself a rocking force. if that's not good enough for you, look at this. they're not dogs. but we have kids in costume. the best costumes that money can buy. and look at this. the best audience in the history of audiences. it's all straight ahead here on "good morning america." we'll be back.
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warmest weather ahead in the weekend forecast. that's it for now. the news conti ♪ [ cheers and applause ] who's dog is better than your dog? my dog is better than your dog. we've been having fun watching all these videos, putting the dogs up against each other. showing their amazing tricks. the three finalists. >> gabe. >> are here to do their tricks now, in an epic paws-down. >> that's hallie. can pick out keys and the paper. >> there they are live, with josh in times square. >> spent a little time this morning with them and with their owners. they're just a hoot. i don't know. you're going to decide which one. i don't know, lara. if the dogs weren't cute enough, we have kids in costumes. it doesn't get any better. great halloween steals and deals so low, it is downright scary. i said it.
so, anyway, we've got tory with great bargains here for that. you know who else? one of my faves. i love her. "modern family's" sarah hyland. i don't know if she's going to wear something for halloween. i love that look. >> her take on mother teresa. >> she's got a movie coming out also. she's going to fill us in on so much more of what's ahead for america's favorites family. she was very prominent in last night's episode. >> yeah. she's a great, young lady. unfortunately, her character's become a role model for my daughters. >> come on, haley? >> they love haley. let's get outside to josh right now. josh? >> hi, robin. lara can appreciate this. dogs and kids out here. it's undefeated. the epic showdown we've been counting down all week to. my dog's better than your dog. a challenge to end all challenges. our three finalists are here to show off their best tricks in just a moment. first, let's look back at all our contenders this week. all week long, it's been dog
versus dog. we narrowed down our fido features to six, talented canines. monday kicked off with two pushy pooches. maggie, the john deere driving goldendoodle, versus ruger, scooter-driving cattle dog. you voted. ruger moved on and maggie, it was off to the doghouse. tuesday, it was the battle of the brains. charlie, the sliding golden retriever, versus hallie, the self-taught yorkie-poo. in the end, hallie fetched herself the victory. round three. we showed the dogs who do it all. gabe, the rocking horse-riding bulldog, versus leroy, the table setting border collie. it came down to the wire. and by show's end, gabe rocked the vote for the win. leaving three finalists, ruger, hallie and gabe, fighting for the title of "gma's" top dog.
all right. so, here they are. linda wright, to my left, with ruger. can push anything known to man. we have hallie, and her owner, leslie jenkins. and last but not least, this is gabe the bulldog. and cheryl mack. all right. so, we're going to see what they all can do. we're going to start with ruger. we saw a little bit of ruger this week. but this is the piece dela resistance. the scooter. >> come on. good boy. let's go around and do it again. >> take it back, ruger. once more around the track. >> come on. >> okay. gabe foiling the competition. all right. you can put ten other dogs on that scooter. i can probably jump on and ruger can push it. all right, leslie. here we are with hallie. she can find things. you can say find the red ball.
and she knows where she's going. so, go right ahead. >> yes. hallie, where are your keys? find your keys. hallie, where are your keys? find your keys. >> come on, hallie. >> get them. where are they? hallie, get your keys. where are your keys? >> oh. >> that's all right. hey. >> come here. where are your keys? >> you're on broadway, hallie. sometimes it's tough. >> we'll give her another shot. >> okay. >> we're going to move down here to gabe. and gabe can fetch milk out of a refrigerator. gabe, i think he can do the cube root of pi and launch the space shuttle. but he can also pick up his favorite toy and hop onboard. go ahead, gabe. >> gabe, pick it up. pick it up. up. [ cheers and applause ] rock.
take a bow. take a bow. [ cheers and applause ] >> yay. >> take a bow. >> take a bow, gabe. take a bow. all right. so, look. everybody gets another shot. let's give her another shot. let's collect them. spread them out. spread them out. there you go. there you go. all right. back, now, hallie gets a second shot. >> okay. >> hallie, go find the keys, hallie. >> where are your keys? where are your keys? where are your keys, hallie? i know. she's scared. hallie, where are your keys, baby? where are your keys? where are your keys, hallie. there she goes. she's going for the treats. >> we did see hallie do it in the tape. you didn't train the little yorkie-poo to do this. >> so, the story behind this is,
i did not train her. it was a learned thing. i figured out she could do it when i was going on a trip. and she -- i was packing. i was looking for one of her toys. and i couldn't find it. i was going around the house saying, where's your green bone? i wonder where your green bone is. and she went and found it. i think it's learned over time, she heard me say it. >> america did put hallie through to the finals. and deservedly so. really quick, though, i want to get to ruger. ruger started jumping and on pushing things why? >> because of the cats. he loves it. >> and finally to gabe. how did we learn to gabe could grab the milk out of the refrigerator? >> he watched my older dog do it and copied her. >> and the rocking horse, that's his freestyle? >> that's a difficult trick he learned piece by piece. >> america, it's now up to you. it's in your hands. we have three finalists. but who is the best dog of all? want you to cast your vote on
the "gma" app, on your smartphone. okay, guys. all right. everybody casting the votes out here. go to our facebook page, as well. tomorrow, we're going to reveal the winners. there can only be one. so, we're going to see who will walk off with that. the golden bone. all right? we have a lot more to get to. the only thing that can possibly follow dogs, the sweetest kids in all the land. we have the very best in halloween costumes, straight ahead. for now, let's go back to kansas city. sam champion with the weather. >> josh, good morning. good morning, everybody. go ahead. let it out. we're in k.c. this morning. this is josh by the way. this is his place, smokehouse barbecue. now, let me tell you. they have laid out a spread that's incredible. this is called burnt in. >> burnt in. >> i never heard of them before. >> we have our barbecue beef brisket. we sere certain edges of the brisket.
and then, we chop it into squares. you get the crispy outside. >> burnt outside with the tender inside. >> it's to die for. >> it's absolutely amazing. >> definitely. >> josh, i didn't realize i wasn't going to be able to talk. you might have to do the weather. >> it's all yours. >> if i'm barbecuing. pardon me for talking and eating at the same time, and i want something that is really -- i need a secret for barbecuing. something that tastes good. a little tip? >> a couple of tips, when you're barbecuing at home, it's better to keep it a little undercooked than overcooked. you'd rather have it have a little tender. and a little secret, when you are barbecuing at home, don't be afraid to combine things. and what i mean is, if you are cooking beef and baked beans in your kitchen, don't be afraid to combine the flavors of both when you're messing with both. it's going to be really good. >> barbecue, you can get sloppy with it and mix it all up. what is that? >> that's our cheesy corn. >> cheesy corn. >> cheesy corn. >> you take two good things i love and mix them together. and you make it look so good.
>> it's healthy, too. >> by the way -- it's not healthy. >> a little bit. >> a quick look at the big board. can we show it right quick? just a weather map. any weather map will do. there you go. there's the impulse of low pressure that moves around today. it's windy in half of the country because of the low. but it gets better >> let's go back to new york. >> thank you, sam. of course, you know that halloween is just days away. we're very excited here at "gma." it is time to get the costumes, the candy, the decorations. that's why t. johnson is in the house. she's going to give us steals and deals. >> that's right. >> good stuff, right? >> we'll start with kids'
costumes. party city has a great deal for us, on 23 costumes including disney princesses. lots of stuff for the boys. on our website, we list for you exactly what is included. and you can go today, into 700 party city stores. or you can buy online today. if you go to stores, you need the coupon, only from goodmorningamerica.com. and you're going to get a 50% savings. >> and the costumes? >> starting at $9, the "gma" deal. >> and the adult costumes now. >> ricki's, this new york city institution. they have a halloween website. everything on their website is 50% off today and tomorrow. so, costumes. i think you know sue and angry birds and check out rock 'em sock 'em. >> rock 'em sock 'em is getting accosted by a hot dog. >> can we get a close-up of
scottie, our stage manager, dressed up as william. he finally might have a shot with pippa. >> and you have to use the link on goodmorningamerica.com. wigs, costumes. amazing halloween stuff. >> not everybody can wear prince charming costumes to work. so -- >> check out this. these are t-shirts by a company called mouth man. what i love about these for kids and adults, if you don't want to wear a crazy costume, this is your alternative. they're 50% off today and tomorrow. $15 to $20, the link on gma.com. >> haley is a penguin. and hush puppy boutique has costumes about $18. and adorable for your little pooch. >> the game of the website again, posh puppy boutique. but you have to link to goodmorningamerica.com to get to
that deal. >> of course. good karma. oprah said it was her absolute favorite. yours too. there, oprah. not only is it unbelievably delicious. but it also has a fortune for you. 50% off. >> let me read mine. you will gain weight if you keep eating these. >> no. that's not such a bad thing for you. that's not what it says. a special deal. two different sizes. such a good thing, especially for adults and the office. i would recommend buying that. and the last thing, check this out. here it comes. very grand. we have a pumpkin issue. look at this. this will make him happy. spooky broom. this is only about 11 bucks with the "good morning america" deal. 50% off and more on six different items on grandinroad. you can go to goodmorningamerica.com and get the links to get the items today only. today, we have really good deals. >> the costumes, the candy, the
she playing the adorable hailey dunn if i on "modern family." now, sarah hyland is starring in a new disney channel movie called "geek charming," where she plays a snoby girl that ends up in unlikely alliance with the school geek, so to speak? and this is a modern take. welcome to "good morning america." >> thank you. >> a lot of craziness. my mic died. welcome to the madness. you're used to that working on "modern family." >> yes, everything is coyotic. >> it is a modern take on prince charming done in a very special way. can you tell us about it?
>> well, prince charming in this case is geek charming. it's about a popular, snobby, rich girl, who pairs up with the film geek of the school, played by my boyfriend, matt prokop. they use each other to get what they want. he wants to win the film festival. and it's kind of a moral issue of being who you are instead of what you think people want you to be. >> so, we find out that she's not nearly as snobby as we might have thought. and, by the way, that is the hottest geek i've ever seen. >> thank you. >> how was it working with your real-life boyfriend? >> it was is much fun. it's nice to have your best friend with you, if you're having a bad day. if you're tired, just to be able to go into a trailer and talk about it, instead of just an actor you're working with and you may have not met before. it was a lot of fun. >> was there ever any awkward moments when you had a scene
where you had to yell at each other or a scene when you had to smooch? >> no. i don't -- >> there's always that dance. >> i don't think so. maybe there's a scene -- no. i have no idea. there was a scene where we're climbing up a hill that was like this steep. and that he -- i was on his back. and the entire time, i'm like i hope i'm not hurting you. >> better him than a total stranger. your character, i've been noticing, has some parallels to your tv persona. >> yes. >> let's talk about last night's episode. you and your dad, played by ty burrell, go see a college. he seems to be a little more into it than you were. >> just a little bit. a tiny bit. >> how do you keep a straight face when he is so silly and funny? >> it's hard. it's hard, actually. he is amazing. and i love last night's episode, with the chicken wing sauce all over our face.
it's awesome. i loved it. i had 35 chicken wings that day. >> do you feel when you read the scripts that the show is just getting better and better? >> we have amazing writers. and they come up with such original, funny things. it boggles my mind. i'm so grateful for the writers we have on our show. >> i want to get back to the movie because it is really adorable. and we do have a clip. can you set up what we're about to see? >> i don't know what we're about to see. >> it's a good exploration of your character. >> okay. >> why are you determined to be blossom queen? >> because it's the best way to ensure life-long popularity? >> are aren't you already popular. >> let me ask you this. does sun time advertise? >> yes. they have the water skiing penguins. >> oh, i like that. >> sunshine is already number one. they don't need to advertise. but they do it to stay number one. get it? >> got it. >> good. everyone thinks it's so easy being a popular girl.
>> it's so not easy. >> can we be in the movie? >> if they want to add something. >> being popular is so not easy. it's like royalty or being the first lady. >> dillon has the tendency to put french words in her english. like spanglish but with french. >> tell me about halloween. >> cheerleader. >> check out "geek charming," a disney channel original, premieres november 11 president and "modern family" on wednesdays on abc. thanks for being with us. >> thanks for having me. >> we'll be right back. $
welcome back. we are being overrun by hot dogs. leo, i need the green ball, buddy. come here. i need the green ball. come here. all right. so, we're going to give hallie a final shot to be top dog of all. hallie finds things based on nothing in particular. go get the green ball before the princess does. get the green ball. hallie got the green ball. oh. and we, as a nation, are better for it. look at that. and hallie is heading right down broadway. literally. we'll be right back. çñçññçoh
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