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good morning, america. breaking overnight, wild weather. tornadoes tear through the midwest. hail the size of baseballs, shattering car windows. in the east, massive wildfires erupting all around new york city, fueled by strong winds. warnings up for the whole east coast. and breaking now, george zimmerman could be charged as early as today in the shooting and killing of trayvon martin. as shots are fired at empty police cars in his florida town. tensions are at a boiling point. fatal attraction? alec baldwin in the crosshairs of a stalker. this woman accused of e-mailing him nonstop, trying to confront him at his hamptons home, begging him for a baby. and the move that finally put her behind bars. blown away. the startling moment caught on tape, when a teenager was
literally blasted by the winds from a jet engine. it looks bad. but she's okay. why so many people are running into the danger zone on a tropical beach. good morning, everyone. two major stories to get to right away. take a look at this. you're seeing our wabc station shot. we're in the air right now, flying over those wildfires burning around new york city. you see the smoke right there. the winds are kicking this up. it is now threatening homes in new jersey and long island. and look how severe those flames are right there. this is serious right now. there are warnings, as we said, up and down the east coast. the commute is going to be so tough for so many people this morning. >> you talked about the winds. thankfully, not as strong as they were yesterday. but still, very much a problem. and tensions running very high in the case of george zimmerman. we just learned about those gunshots fired into an empty
police car right where he lived. and he posted a brand-new website overnight, where he spoke out for the first time. also asking for money for his legal defense. >> all kinds of signs that the special prosecutor is closing in on a decision right now. but let's get right to that extreme weather. the fires in the east, tornadoes and hail in the midwest. sam is tracking the latest, beginning in the midwest. >> oh, yeah, george. and good morning, everybody. it's spring. you would normally expect we see some severe weather. even scattered wildfires this time of year. but the hail reports that came out of the storm reports yesterday were incredibly large. and when you take the number of fires we've seen in the country and their locations put together yesterday, it's another headline weather day. >> yep, that's a big tornado. >> reporter: at least two tornadoes touched down in northwest oklahoma. just take a look at these huge funnel clouds. near the towns of woodward and sharon. >> rapid rotation over the town of woodward. >> reporter: this looks like a driving range with balls on the fly. it's actually a field being pelted with hail. as the hail falls from the sky,
some stones as large as 4 1/2 inches wide. injuring at least three people, including an infant who was cut by glass when hail knocked out car windows. >> a cracked windshield because of the awesome hail. >> reporter: but most of the country is dry and windy. 15 states, from minnesota to florida, and from new jersey to california, are under fire watch and warnings, as more than 1,000 have sparked due to dry conditions, high winds, and early season warmth. around new york city, fires are blazing, fueled by 60-mile-an-hour winds. >> we're not used to fighting fires like they are in california. this is a different fire for us. >> reporter: evacuations are taking place near the new york city metropolitan area, including long island, where more than 350 families have voluntarily evacuated. at least two homes have been destroyed. this family saw 10 of their 18 acres charred by the wildfires. >> it was very horrifying. it was too close for comfort. it was right behind our home. >> reporter: in staten island, new york, traffic snarled for hours during last night's rush
hour as smoke billowed on to the highway. >> it came right through. right through the car. >> look at this graphic. it's a little stunning. when you put every fire that's broken out on the map, even the small ones over the last week, more than 1,000 fires across the country. just look at the number of the fires that are there. and the majority of the country that's been hit at some point with the wildfires. remember we had the early spring season heat and late winter heat. and we had a very dry time across much of the country, as well. we'll see more fires, we think, spreading out today in the east and more severe storms. we'll show you that in a minute. robin? >> when you see it like that -- >> it's incredible. isn't it? >> sam, thank you. i know you said you're going to have more later. now, the trayvon martin case, heating up this morning. as we came on the air, we learned that six shots have been fired into a cop car right near where george zimmerman lived. and we're hearing for the first time, from him, breaking his silence on his own website to get out his side of the story. matt gutman is in sanford, florida, with the latest.
good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin. that's right. six shots fired into that empty police cruiser, waiting right outside that tidy, middle class community where trayvon martin was staying and george zimmerman had lived. all that has tensions rising in this town. they're reaching a boiling point. three counties have activated their emergency operations centers. at the same level of preparedness as if a hurricane were about to hit. and the man at the center of the storm is going public for the first time. for the first time, george zimmerman is speaking out, online. writing on this website that, attention from the public and media have forced him to, quote, leave my home, my school, my employer, my family, and ultimately, my entire life. the new website, which his attorney tells abc news, is legitimate, includes zimmerman's only public comments on the february 26th shooting of trayvon martin. what he calls a life-altering event. but the site's main purpose, to
solicit donations to pay for zimmerman's quote legal expenses and living expenses. the site drew so much traffic overnight, it constantly crashed. at one point, it included these two photographs. one, a poster reading, justice for zimmerman. the other, graffiti. long live zimmerman, originally spray-painted on a black cultural center at ohio state university. the website went public monday, after the special prosecutor in the case announced she was calling off a grand jury, originally to be empaneled to investigate possible charges. >> she intends to go ahead with the case, file an information, have him arrested, and demand a trial. >> reporter: prosecutor angela corey can now charge zimmerman on her own. sources say that may happen in days. >> sound off. >> all: trayvon! >> sound off.
>> all: justice! >> reporter: and in downtown sanford, protesters shut down the sanford police department most of monday, as fear of racial unrest continues to swirl. >> are we in a kindling box? sure. we're working down a path. and so far, it's been absolutely peaceful. >> reporter: and overnight, zimmerman's attorney told us he hopes the special prosecutor will see the totality of the case and, robin, decide not to prosecute. robin? >> that is hair hope. all right, matt. thank you. we're going to bring in "gma" legal analyst, dan abrams. so many people have different takes on what this could mean, no grand jury. what do you say? >> this special prosecutor said from the beginning she might not want a grand jury. she laid that on the table. a different prosecutor is the one who initially empanelled the grand jury. typically, you want the grand jury in florida for political cover. you don't need it. you can use it. in some states, they don't have them at all. in other states it's required. in florida, you get to choose if you're the prosecutor. the fact that this prosecutor is now announcing she's not going to use it, i think, is a little bit more evidence that she's likely to file charges. not for certain.
but i predict that she will end up filing charges. >> and maybe saying i don't need political cover here. i'll take this on myself. >> in theory, you can argue that she'd need more political cover if she was not going to pursue it than if she was going to. >> but not having a grand jury, a lot of people say that takes first-degree murder off the table. but you thought that's not even a charge that was going to be anyway? >> i don't think that authorities were ever look at first-degree murder charges here. more likely you're talking about aggravated manslaughter. a manslaughter charge, et cetera. so, we'll have to see exactly what the prosecutors are thinking here in terms of charges. if there's charges filed at all. >> what about the website that he posted it overnight? and how could that possibly play, if it does go before a jury? >> i don't have a big problem with him raising money for a legal defense. everyone's entitled to a legal defense. if his position is, i don't have enough money, because this is
going to be a very expensive defense, i don't have a problem with that. even if there's no criminal charges filed, he's going to get sued in civil court. he's going to need lawyers, regardless. >> thank you. in the meantime, let's turn to josh elliott with the other top stories develop right now. good morning, josh. >> good morning, robin. we begin with breaking news. the world is watching this morning from the crisis in syria. a u.n. cease-fire deadline has just passed. but the syrian government is ignoring it, launching new attacks on civilians as it tries to crush the pro-democracy uprising. violence has spread into lebanon and turkey, amid new reports of mass killings there. and this morning for the first time, we're hearing the panicked emergency calls just seconds after that fiery jet crash in virginia beach on friday. david kerley brings us the tapes and the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: the drama of an f-18 crashing into an apartment complex -- >> the apartment building is completely destroyed. >> reporter: -- punctuated by
the newly release 911 calls. >> a jet just hit the apartment complex on breakneck road. i see the smoke and stuff right now, sir. >> the pilot did bail out. i saw it. but it hit the apartment complex. >> reporter: and listen to the first responders. >> find the pilots. supposedly there were two chutes. so, if you coordinate with police, try to find the pilots and get them treated. >> reporter: all of a sudden, the pilots start showing up, in residents' backyards. >> the pilot's on your patio? >> yes. and nobody's here. >> reporter: this morning, those two pilots are out of the hospital. and injuries to five civilians were minor. remarkably, considering nearly 50 apartments were destroyed, no one was killed. now, investigators are poring over the crash site, recovering the black box, removing the wings and parts of the fuselage. but the two engines under the iconic bee tail of the hornet will remain, until specialists can take a look, trying to figure out why this jet fell out of the sky. for "good morning america," david kerley, abc news,
washington. >> thank you, david. the next time you lose your phone, you may be able to get it back. there's a new database going to assign a number to the phone. you would be i believe to have the phone disabled. and two teachers and a third person have taken the prize in the maryland lottery. they've chosen to stay anonymous. the winners bought 60 tickets and sid the winner a relative's safe. a day at the beach turned into this dolphin rescue operation in florida. and in florida, a day at the beach turned into a dolphin rescue operation. a dolphin got stuck on a sand bar. the family, wasting no time. the father and daughter pulling the 300-pound creature back to the sea. they saved a nearby baby dolphin, as well. good for both of you. and a new jersey inventor may have come up with the world's most annoying alarm clock.
if you can't get out of bed in the morning, this is for all of us, meet thy nemesis. [ bell ringing ] the only way to make that ringing stop, is to have someone in a control room pushing the button, or get out of bed, and go into another room and punch the date into a key pad. and forget about unplugging the clock. if you do, a battery takes over. essentially, you're sentencing yourself to your own alarm clock. and i, for one, am having nightmares right now thinking about it. >> you're supposed to remember the date the first thing in the morning? >> that's a good point. make it stop. just make it stop. >> make the madness stop. >> i would say 3:00, ali would smash it. >> she would find a way. >> absolutely. we're going to turn to our abc news/"washington post" poll showing president obama back on top of the presidential race, with a seven-point lead over republican front-runner mitt romney. this comes amid new signs that the republican race is on its last legs. and john berman is here to dig
into the numbers for today's "your voice, your vote." the race is new so far. but you can almost call it the men are from mars, the women are from venus race. it's being defined by this huge difference between men and women and how they view this race. >> reporter: it's a gender gap. and it's a big one right now. president obama leads by 19 points in women. he trails among men by eight points. but his lead among women far outstrips that. there is something interesting going on right here. americans seem to be saying they simply like the president more right now. on the question of who seems to be more friendly and likable, the president has a whopping 38-point lead over mitt romney. 38 points. on the question of who is more inspiring, he has a 26-point lead. this could be the lingering effect for the long and somewhat bruising primary campaign for mitt romney. >> almost certainly is. and the romney campaign knows they have to go into image rehab now. >> they say they've only begun to introduce mitt romney to the american people right now. expect to see a friendly, softer, smileyer mitt romney. and expect to see a lot from ann
romney. you have to look at the video released by the romney campaign this week. listen to what ann romney says about raising her five sons and her husband. >> i hate to say it. but often, i had more than five sons. i had six sons. and he would be as mischievous and as naughty as the other boys. >> we're going to be seeing a lot more of ann romney. meanwhile, there is some good news for mitt romney in this poll. the biggest issue, far and away, the economy. he has some advantages there. >> very competitive against the president on the issue that may matter most, on who best is able to handle the economy right now. he enjoys a four-point edge. a statistical tie. but still very competitive there. on the deficit, he enjoys a 13-point edge. you have to remember, george. 64% of americans still say the country is on the wrong track. what you'll hear from the romney team is that the president is out of touch right now with the people who are suffering. >> they're going to say he's over his head. john berman, thank you very much. >> all right, there, george.
to a possible danger at the dentist's office. a frightening study out of yale connects the x-rays you have at the dentist when you get a checkup -- connecting those with brain tumors. dr. richard besser is here with more. when people first heard this, it came out overnight, they're scratching their head a little bit. what's the headline here? >> this sounds very scary. you're going to hear a lot about this today. i want to explain it. they looked at more than 1,400 people who had one type of brain tumor called a meningioma. and they asked them to remember x-rays they've had. dental x-rays over the course of their life. what they found was, those with the tumors were twice as likely to remember having a bitewing x-ray, where you bite down on the x-ray film. and five times more likely to have a panorex film, where it goes around your face, before age 10. the problem is, it came down to memory. they didn't check medical records.
i don't know about you, but i don't remember what x-rays i had when i was a child. if i had a brain tumor, i would be sitting and thinking and trying to remember that. i think the big headline is what we were talking about on all our shows last week. it's too many tests. we're getting too many dental x-rays. >> but it's good to hear this from you, rich. knowing it wasn't medical records they were checking, but someone's memory. >> exactly. >> but i know you have been talking a long time about the number of tests that you get. >> yes. >> if you have a dentist appointment, do you question them about the number of x-rays you have? >> i think you do. even the american dental association says you should not be getting x-rays at a preset interval. if you're a child and not having problems, every one to two years. if you're an adult with no problems, every two to three years. there's simple questions you can ask. when you go in to see your dentist, do i need this test? you know? is there another way to get the information? can you get it from my old films? and what are you going to do that's different? if you do that, the american dental association says we can cut in half the number of dental x-rays we have, without problems with our care. >> good advice as always. ask those questions. >> exactly. >> rich, thanks so much.
good news, now, robin. get ready to meet a seventh grade hero. when his school bus driver had a heart attack behind the wheel, jeremy wuitschick jumped into action, grabbed the wheel, and saved the day. and as abc's abbie boudreau reports, he may have been inspired by the book he was reading. >> reporter: call him the seventh grade's newest superhero. watch, in just matter of seconds, jeremy wuitschick, on his way to school in washington, stops a speeding bus in a single bound. >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: wuitschick's bus driver appeared to be having a heart attack. >> take the key out of the ignition. >> yeah, he looked like he was having a seizure or choking or something. i was reading a book about these superheroes. and this guy was in a bus. and he was talking on a walkie-talkie. and the guy was telling him to turn the ignition off. so i just went up, grabbed the wheel, turned it right. >> reporter: with the help of the other boy, wuitschick steers the bus off the road, as other
terrified students call for help. >> somebody call 911. >> i was just acting on instinct. it was, like, all happening really quickly. >> reporter: that's when you see jeremy start pounding on the driver's chest. >> i don't know how to do cpr. >> shut up! >> my bus driver, he just, like, passed out. and we're right in front of the school. >> reporter: school administrator john mccrossin, happened to be driving behind the bus when he saw it veer on to the curve. he raced on to the bus, >> is he breathing? >> reporter: to perform cpr. >> come on, baby, breathe. >> reporter: reviving the driver. >> is he breathing? >> there you go. >> i am incredibly proud of jeremy. i always have been. but i'm especially so today. >> reporter: while wuitschick and his fellow students don't call themselves heroes, this morning it's obvious they did something pretty super. for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> we'll call them heroes. >> uh-huh. >> they did a great job. >> they did. how about weather, sam? >> that's an awesome story. congratulations to everybody. let's get to the boards.
we'll show you what's happening with these strong to severe thunderstorms. watch this here in texas. we have two pockets of storms in texas. it's not likely we'll see the extremely large hail that we saw yesterday. but i think we will see some hail and very strong winds out of this. these storms could kick up 80-mile-per-hour wind gusts. down come colder temperatures. if you feel chilly, boston. buffalo, you're right. international falls about 9 degrees. a couple of days from now, these day time temperatures will start to come back up. this is a cool pocket of air you have to deal with for a couple of days. odododododododododododod
>> all of america's weather -- and it's a wet one on the west coast -- when we come back in a minute. robin and george? >> all right, sam. coming up on "gma," stalking alec baldwin. the woman accused of going bizarre extremes to pursue the star. the move that finally landed her behind bars. and a girl blown away by a jet engine preparing for
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baldwin bombshell. the woman accused of stalking alec baldwin. you see her there. she was in court on monday, on charges of harassing the actor. they aren't strangers. they met years ago on a movie set. did his new engagement set her off now? >> very soon. >> almost knocked the water over. >> you did. >> got so excited about that story. >> he can't wait to talk about it, dan. i'm going to be over there in just a second. and a crazy scene caught on camera. that teenager, blown away by a huge blast from a nearby jet. she's okay. she's okay. but so many people -- why do they hang so tough close to the runway like that? >> because they're crazy. >> they're not all there. big night on "dancing with the stars" last night. melissa gilbert and maks, they
did a good job last night. the judges seemed to like most of what they did in the paso doble. but after the dance, she ended up in the hospital. may have a concussion. we'll have all of the latest from "dancing with the stars." >> we'll talk about that next half hour. but let's go to alec baldwin and his alleged stalker. the sitcom star, the target of a 40-year-old woman he met years ago on set. hounding him at his home, blitzing him with e-mails and text messages. abc's cecilia vega joins us with much more on this. >> reporter: this is an odd one. the woman's attorney says there's no threat here. but a judge has issued a protection order for baldwin. and the alleged stalker is ordered to stay away. she's no longer to text, call or e-mail. >> do you have anything to say at all? >> reporter: striking and blonde. the 40-year-old hardly fits the profile of the celebrity stalker. the one-time actress is accused of stalking alec baldwin. sending him dozens of e-mails.
trying to confront him three times in two weeks. scaring the actor so much, he called police and had her arrested. >> celebrities are just like everyone else. when they're being stalked, they're very fearful. they're afraid for themselves. they're afraid for their families. they're afraid for the people around them. >> open file 10-17 double m. >> reporter: the two met a decade ago, on the set of "the adventures of pluto nash." she was a publicist for the sci-fi comedy. baldwin had a cameo role. the court records show their relationship extended beyond the set. they had dinner in 2010. after that, baldwin received a series of e-mail and text messages from her, each one seeming to get more dbizarre an threatening. saying she wanted to borrow money, to wanting to have his baby. then, on march 31st, court records say she showed up at baldwin's home in the hamptons
in new york. that was the same weekend he proposed to his girlfriend, hilaria thomas. on april 4th, records show she sent this e-mail to baldwin. i need to start my new life with my new name. help, my newly husband. then, another. i'm less than ten minutes away from you tonight. say i do to me. the next day, she's accused of following baldwin to new york's lincoln center. she reportedly had to be removed by security. on april 7th, more e-mails. i'm excited about creating genevieve baldwin. and there are very crucial vital things i need here and today. i need to see you now. and just this sunday, she is accused of showing up at baldwin's manhattan apartment building and trying to get in. that's when she was arrested. and her lawyer insisted the pair had a mutual relationship with communication going both ways. we're not hearing much from baldwin's camp. the spokesman says that stalking is a serious issue and the case is being handled by new york police.
robin? >> it is serious. for more now, we're joined by psychiatrist, dr. janet taylor, and our legal analyst, dan abrams is back. it is very serious. a talking issue. and there's some, dr. taylor, on the surface, she doesn't seem like a typical stalker. i don't know what they mean by that. >> i don't, either. she is your typical stalker. which is usually white, mid-30s, educated, and has had prior communications with or dealings with the person. she definitely fits the profile of a stalker. >> sometimes people think, i think more men than women, perhaps. >> there's no question that men will stalk women more often than women do. but in terms of a profile of a female stalker, she fits it perfectly. >> in 2002, they were said to have worked together at some point. that was ten years ago. it's not unusual for it to resurface so many years later. >> right. and the other aspect of stalkers is there's an underlying mental disorder.
they had contact in 2002. maybe she elevated that. built it up. and in 2010, reenforced whatever delusions she had about the relationship was. >> and the delusions may be set off by he recently got engaged. >> right. you're not taking my man from me. and again, indicates she really needs a psychological evaluation. clearly, there is something that's not right with her. >> there is something that is not right right there. and the charges she could be facing. i know she has asked for money and for other things. for a job. >> harassment and stalking charges. and the harassment charges, more related to her intent. trying to instill a sense of fear in him. the stalking charge is more related to how a reasonable person would respond to what she has done. so, remember, the reason they have these two kinds of laws in the case when they don't believe someone intended to do it but should have known that the results would be to instill fear in the person, that it's still a crime. >> and whether or not they had a
relationship of any sort is a dispute about that. she was saying -- we do know that worked together. >> and they went to dinner together in 2010. >> still. >> doesn't matter in terms of the legal situation. just because you knew someone and had dinner with someone, does not entitle you to stalk someone. and in fact, i'm sure the doctor will tell us, in a lot of these cases, sheez are people who know these people. they're exes, they were involved. >> some context. and the fact that her behavior has escalated and is not normal. when you've had contact, in most cases it's sexual contact. just because she's a female and he's a male, doesn't mean we can poo-poo it and say he's going to be safe. he's at risk until proven otherwise. >> and we don't know if there was sexual relations. >> she is out. and you are saying she is possibly a threat. >> because they've had contact and because her behavior has escalated, she needs to be taken seriously. and he's done the right thing by getting the authorities
involved. i think what individuals have to understand, whether they're male of female, when you have a stalker, someone who harasses you, it's really acting like it's retribution or revenge, take it seriously. >> take more time with that. what are some of the warning signs? what should people do? it doesn't just happen to celebrities. you know this, dr. taylor, in all walks of life. >> if you feel threatened and harassed, get the police involved. take notes. take it seriously. if someone threatens to harm you in any way, especially if you're a woman and a man is stalking you, you need to be safe. tell people, and write it down. get the authorities. >> there's been an increase in stalking laws throughout the country because authorities are taking this really seriously now. there used to be loopholes where they would say, we can't figure out what the crime is here, if there was no intent. now, they've established these laws around the country. it started in hollywood. but it's moved well beyond hollywood now. and you're seeing the recognition. this is serious stuff. >> and people feel they know others because of twitter and the internet. and they feel they have a
connection sometimes with people. >> they do. and the reality is, there are people that have underlying mental illness. and most stalkers, at least women have an underlying illness, it alters their sense of reality. they may feel they're getting personal messages and feel they have been slighted. they don't know how to respond appropriately. >> hopefully she will get the help she obviously needs. let's get back over to sam. >> we're going to start with what is a two-day outlook for rainfall in the west coast. this slides into northern california and then drops south. in the l.a. area, maybe 2:00 tomorrow morning, maybe 2:00 wednesday morning, before you start to see the rain move in. but it is a wet time period on the west coast. and cooler air drops into the deep south. atlanta, maybe the first time your normal temperature is 71 degrees. you're 78 today. you're dropping into the 60s. this may be the first time you've been below normal. and florida's first coast forecast. i used to do that. look at 70 degrees by thursday. you're dropping from today's 84 degrees. raleigh, you're dropping into
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most people head to the caribbean for sun, make some snorkeling. but thrill-seekers hang out by the airport on st. martin for a chance to get blown away by a jet. and then capture it on tape. ryan owens reports, this extreme plane-spotting is dangerous. >> reporter: when the pilot of this jetblue plane waves good-bye, tourists just across the fence hold on. among them, a french teenager who is no match for the roaring engine. this youtube video shows her going airborne. her head slamming against the concrete. she's reportedly okay but has a deep gash in her head. this video is just the latest
reminder of why these signs are posted at the end of the runway on the caribbean island of st. martin. >> we're ready to do it, baby. ha, ha. >> reporter: the jet blast from the massive engines can easily produce winds of 100 miles per hour. as we found out on a recent trip to the island. see the young gentlemen hanging on the fence? one of them has our camera strapped to his chest. no place in the world can you get this close to planes. thrill-seekers flock here to sunbathe in the shadow of a jumbo jet. even snorkels come to the surface for this show. near the end of the runway, the sunset bar and grill is packed. each morning they wright the flight schedule on a surfboard. and broadcast air traffic control, instead of music. as youtube videos like this
prove, the main event isn't even the takeoff. we were there to see this 900,000-pound 747 pass just above our heads. >> best seat in the house. you'll never be able to do that in the u.s. >> reporter: records aren't kept about how many people have been injured here. but as this young woman found out, planes aren't the only thing that take off on this island. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, st. martin. >> oh. >> not fun. sam? >> nope. >> every time i have gone by there, i have thought, i want to do that. i just -- every time. i want to do that. >> yep. >> it's one thing when the plane is landing. and you're sitting there at the bar. but to be there when it's taking off and hanging on for dear life? >> incredible. >> i grew up next to l.a.x. and it's about a few hundred feet. that's as close as i need to be. >> send down a chaperon next time. coming up, josh has "the
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here's "the play of the day." >> hang on. hang on. >> recall back there in segment six. you said you were something of a thrill-seeker. as a preface, that's fair. >> wow. >> let's meet a cat who really, really loves this box. the owner of maru, moves the box throughout the house. and maru has to get in it. over and over. >> come on, maru. >> over and over and over again. and what a "play of the day." >> do not let him bully you into this. >> there's a little prop. do it. >> just say no, sam. >> come on, sam.
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carson kressley, cam matheson, critiquing last night's "dancing with the stars." good morning i'm eric thomas. wet weather has returned to the bay area. you can expect it to be here most of the week. lisa has the forecast. live doppler slow progress with this front you can see widespread light rain especially too the east bay where we had problems on 80 and 680 sue is here with the details. it is messy. you can see 80 east shore freeway earlier accident at gilman cleared out. traffic and damage done slow drive to the maze. san mateo bridge bumper-to-bumper as you head west earlier stall hillsdale boulevard out of lanes. you can see traffic virtually
[ cheers and applause ] all is right in the world on this happy tuesday. a happy crowd out here. >> big crowd. >> huge crowd. spring break time still. but inside last night, sherri shepherd making quite an impression on the ballroom floor, with her partner, val. sizzling. it was rock 'n' roll night. and other great dances. donald driver, at the top of the leaderboard. when he took off the shirt like that, you knew. and we have our powerhouse dancing team with us. cameron mathison, live in the studio.
and carson kressley. oh, no. he's loose in las vegas. he will weigh in, on last night's -- wow. >> he hasn't been to bed yet. >> cam is here, doing "pop news," in for lara today. >> looking forward to that. thanks for having me. we should say lara is in los angeles because she had a book party last night. "i break for yard sales." >> coming up thursday. right here in a couple of minutes, alicia silverstone had controversy kick up when she was feeding her son like a momma bird. she is fighting back. saying she is not clueless. >> i get it. and finally, relief for so many that suffer from migraines. the routine plastic surgery procedure that could be the newest way to break free of the pain. we have brandy and monica here live for our spring concert series. >> quite a soundcheck. >> having them back together.
we have to get news first. josh elliott. >> and, sam, we'll be with you in moments. we're going to begin with some wild weather, hitting the plains and the northeast. as sam as been reporting two tornadoes touched down in western oklahoma. that same storm brought hail the size of grapefruit in some areas. damaging cars and roofs. no serious injuries have been reported at this hour. meanwhile, in the northeast, heavy winds, dry conditions are fueling that extraordinarily large wildfires, forcing evacuations. even near new york city. at least two homes have been destroyed in the blazes. major developments in the trayvon martin shooting case. neighborhood watch leader, george zimmerman, could be charged as early as today. he's now launched a website, appealing for donations to help pay for his defense. also overnight, police say that shots were fired into an empty police car outside the gated community where trayvon martin died. no one was hurt in the shooting. and the health care law could cost more than previously
expected. it found that the law could add some $340 billion to the federal deficit over the next decade. the white house dismisses the study, however, calling it, and i do quote, new math, end quote. and there's some good news for the president in our abc news/"washington post" poll out today. it finds him leading mitt romney by seven points among registered voters nationwide. he leads romney by 19 points among women. and the family of missing california teen sierra lamar is now offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to her safe return. she vanished three weeks ago while walking to the bus stop. police found her phone and bag in a field. they're treating the case as an abduction. new concerns this morning about certain chemicals found in nail and beauty salons. regulators in california found several products advertised being free of a toxic trio of chemicals have high levels of chemicals that could cause birth defects or asthma. officials say the mislabeled nail products could be
especially harmful to women working in nail salons who are repeatedly exposed to them. our website, goodmorningamerica.com, has a complete list of the chemicals in question. and pretty soon robots will be doing everything, even the weather. the japanese are showing off this new robot that apparently washes your hair at the salon. it will give a new meaning to hair-did-day. robin. >> nice. >> it has sensors that detect the shape of your head. and 24 electric fingers giving you, what i'm told is the ultimate massage. you don't have to tip it. and sometimes, there are no words. not one. >> cam said it should be -- wow. >> wow. >> that's fantastic. the robotic hand washer. >> that's the answer. best stuff every day. >> exactly. let's give a proper introduction, cameron mathison, in for lara spencer. and with the "pop news heat index."
>> that's right. getting right into the "pop news." beyonce proves that she runs the world. showing off her incredible post-baby body on the beach in st. barts with jay-z. and baby blue ivy. she gave birth just three months ago. she is not hiding her curves. she looks relaxed on a recent vacation with the family. looks like one couple still crazy in love. and that's what life looks like when you're beyonce and jay-z. >> crazy in love. what was the first? >> i got a couple in there, right? bring back memories from last week, robin? >> oh, yeah. >> hanging out. >> st. barts and key west. take a look at what prince harry is sinking his teeth into. the prince was caught on camera with his arms full of junk food. >> no. >> it's true. >> say it ain't so.
>> it is. on his way back from the airport. i had to break the story. harry picked up a fast food feast of soda, chips and more on a trip to romania with some of his pals. snacks, fit for a prince. i'm already eating like royalty. you know what i mean? >> i'm marking them all down. you're on a roll, cam. >> my first time here. are you ready? for a little satisfaction? >> i'll get my seat belt. >> get the seat belt on. here we go. the rolling stones are heading back in the studio. it's true. ronnie wood, the band's guitarist, says the stones plan to get together later this month. and it's timely. this year marks the rockers' 50th. i'm going to say that one more time, in case it wasn't clear. 50th anniversary. they won't celebrate the milestone year. but they're training for when they do, adding that it's like works out for the olympics or something. >> or something. >> or something. when you're in your 70s, going
to record a song, feels like you're training for the olympics? >> bring us home, cam. bring us on home. and lastly, the lion isn't sleeping tonight. >> i see what you did there. >> you like that? the show now holds the crown as the king of the broadway jungle. that is pretty amazing. the musical, the highest-grossing show of all-time, roaring past "the phantom of the opera." it was easter weekend that made all the difference. it helped "lion king," surge past "phantom," making over $2 million at the box office. congratulations to "the lion king," across the street. i made my second cameo in "the newsies." last night. maybe "lion king" is next? i don't know. >> we do have tape of it? >> it was shot last night. i'll be back. >> from "newsies" to news. >> with mary poppins background. i would say we had focus.
>> i had to ask. >> thanks, cam. >> nice job. >> appreciate you pinch hitting here. >> absolutely. i love this. >> we'll talk "dancing with the stars" with you in a bit. let's get outside. sam is out there with the people. sam? >> we are live in times square. good morning, everyone. young sir, what's your name? >> ethan. >> ethan. and who is this? >> lisa. >> ethan. your dad is some place you can't tell us. where is he? >> he's in akutan, alaska, for six months. >> and the weather's been bad there, right? >> yeah. >> and he watches the show? >> yes. >> why don't you just say hi to him. tell him hi. >> hi. >> good job. thank you for bringing the sign in. one or two things we want to show you as you step outside your doors. how about freeze warnings out. about 16 states out now have freezing temperatures. it's been so warm early in the year. we have to tell you when the temperatures dip below freezing for a long period of time because they'll damage plants. it's very dry air. we have high fire danger in a
lot of places around the country during the day today. here's where the strong to severe storms will kick up. there's two kind of dots, one amarillo, lubbock, the other is shreveport, jackson. the storms are going to be strongest. there is so much more on "good morning america." and here's what's ahead on the "morning menu." alicia silverstone says it's natural to feed her baby like a
momma bird. she's going to take on her critics right here on "gma." do not miss that. who sizzled? who fizzled? carson kressley and cameron join us to break down "dancing with the stars." it was rock night. they'll tell you whether it worked or not. plus, surprising procedures that will help you say good-bye to migraines for good. good-bye, migraines. that was me still taking insulin
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because brandy and monica are coming up later. >> absolutely. we were debating when that was done. >> that was a while ago. that brings back memories. >> you were happy about that. we need to move to alicia silverstone right now. she is taking on the critics who are grossed out by what you see right there. prechewing her son's food, feeding him like a momma bird. now, linsey davis is here to talk about what silverstone had to say about it. >> reporter: something about this story leaves a bad taste in your mouth. >> oh. >> reporter: there's more where that came from. some were grossed out by the notion of prechewing food. but the star isn't backing down from the practice known as premastication. she is defined, despite some very public, shall we say, tongue-lashing? for many, this video of actress
alicia silverstone previewing her 11-month-old's food was simply too hard to swallow. but now, for the first time, silverstone is addressing those who have chewed her out over this parents controversy. reportedly telling an audience at a screening for her new film, people have been feeding their kid that way for thousands of years. it's a weaning process. i think it's adorable. the video, which silverstone posted on her blog, showed her mouth-feeding a bowl of soup to her 11-month-old son, bear. i fed bear from my mouth to his. he literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth when i'm eating. but the video had thousands of parents crying gross. the centers for disease control warns that prechewing food can spread diseases, strep, and even tooth decay. >> just because it was done in the past, doesn't mean it's the best to do now. >> reporter: jimmy kimmel coined
a new word, telling parents to silverstone their kids. >> i asked parents to serve their children prechewed food, and upload those videos to youtube, with the title, hey, jimmy kimmel, i silverstoned my kid. >> can you chew it up and spit it back out on your plate. >> ew. >> reporter: silverstone stands by her actions. reportedly telling her film audience this weekend, i wasn't trying to be independent or cause such a ruckus. i'm very glad that i did it. silverstone apparently told the crowd she's even heard from supporters. every time my husband goes to the ymca, some guy comes over and says, that's how we do it in the south. i wasn't trying to tell anybody what to do. this practice of prechewing food is common place in some cultures. and momma birds do it all the time. silverstone says this is something she likes to do. it's not like she's trying to shove it down anyone's throat.
>> wow. well, linsey, i'm so glad to see how much you've grown. >> reporter: yes. >> thanks a lot. let's get to robin. >> all right. it was rock week on "dancing with the stars" last night. and things did get a little rocky for melissa gilbert and maks. she was rushed to the hospital after the broadcast. did you hear about that? a lot of drama on the dance floor. we're going to talk about it all, with carson and c cameron a moment. but first, cam will look back for us. >> reporter: the competition caught fire as the stars channeled their inner rocker. a week four to remember. former child star, melissa gilbert, raced to the hospital, after dancing her paso doble. >> she injured herself. as a precaution, she went to the hospital to get checked out. >> reporter: hours later, she tweeted. i'm all right. mild concussion and whiplash. on the dance floor, there was a
little whiplash, too. donald driver brought the gun show, strutting to the top of the leaderboard for the first time. >> muscular. masculine. magnificent. >> reporter: back in second place, disney star roshon fegan wowed the judges with his viennese waltz. >> good job. >> reporter: tv host maria menounos powered through a foot fracture, to deliver a fiery tango. the reigning queen of the leaderboard, katherine jenkins fell to fourth. given mcgraw had his best performance yet. william levy's jive disappointed the judges. >> you cannot be complacent. >> reporter: at the bottom of the leaderboard, sherri and
gladys' tangos left the judges wanting more. >> not your best dance. but not your worst. >> reporter: leaving many to wonder who will go home tonight. and two of our favorite "dancing with the stars" alums are here. carson kressley, from las vegas this morning. and cameron mathison is here in new york. what happens in vegas stays in vegas. good thing that's the case with you, carson. what did you think about rock week last night? >> you know, those theme weeks are kind of hard because it sounds like a good idea. and then, you hear, like, the live version of "bohemian rhapsody," and you think, that's hard to dance to. >> i have to agree with you. i thought everyone overall did a really good job in pulling it off. at the top of the leaderboard, donald driver. no one should ever take off their shirt again after seeing him. wow. >> i'll let you william levy is -- he has been fantastic. he's been in my top three since
i saw his first rehearsal. i have to ask you guys. do you think that the tongue -- he sticks out his tongue so much. do you think that's distracting? >> that's what he -- >> he does it every week. >> oh. >> it's getting -- i think it's almost too much. >> what do you think, carson? >> carson, what are you thinking about the tongue? >> i think it's charming. i love it. >> you think the tongue's charming? >> now, i'm starting to sound like bruno. >> easy, everybody. how about melissa gilbert last night? we heard that she was rushed to the hospital with a concussion. it didn't happen during the performance. maks had a little slip. and he was really cool about owning up to it. but it looks like she's starting to relax a little bit. hopefully, carson, it's not too serious of an injury. >> yeah. i thought this was probably the best dance they've had all season long. you know, that's a really difficult dance. it was very dramatic. and melissa really acted it out.
they looked the part. and maks had a little slip, not a big deal. i just thought it was their best effort so far. but this is the point in the competition when injuries start to happen because it's incredibly physically demanding. every week you never have a day off. you're dancing like crazy. i think this is the time of the season when you start to see the injuries starting to pop up. >> he was saying -- >> you -- >> it was week four, week five. and you see maria. >> yes. >> maria has the foot injury. and last week, the rib injury. >> how do you come back from that, though? overcome that, during the competition? >> the adrenaline of the show. carson can attest to that, too. you're in it. and something about the show just keeps you in it, gets the competitor aspect brewing. and you just power through it. and she's doing it. >> she is powering through it. she's been a sport about it, not using it as an excuse. you loved katherine jenkins.
a lot of people have. slipped a little bit. didn't do as well on the leaderboard. what did you think of her performance last night, carson? >> she was a little out of her element. she is very refined, welsh beauty. and very proper. i think it was hard for her, you know, to get into this kind of rock 'n' roll spirit. i think she's very good. and i think each week, you know, some people are great at certain types of dances or great with certain songs. and i think this was an off week for her. but you can't count her out. >> i'm going on a limb here. and i completely disagree. i felt like she got into character. and she nailed it. i know i'm a katherine fan here. but i thought she looked fantastic. and i know they didn't get the greatest scores. but as far as getting in the paso doble character, i thought it was really good. >> it's two schools of thoughts here. we have 20 seconds left, you two. who goes home tonight, carson? >> oh.
carson, you go first. >> oh, this has been the best season ever, as far as the amount of dancing talent on the show. i think it's probably, maybe going to be jaleel or gladys. they're both really great. i love gladys, she's so classy and brings a great element to the show. and she's been looking amazing. >> she has. >> but i think it will be one of those two. >> look. we're running out of time. i can't answer. >> you are going -- we know. okay. we'll find out tonight. >> we'll find out tonight. >> i'm going to let you off the hook. talking about "dancing with the stars," at 9:00, 8:00 central. >> all right, robin. now, to a surprising health story we read about in "the wall street journal." millions of americans suffer from migraines. some are getting relief in a very unusual way. they're getting plastic surgery. not to look better, but to feel better. abc's juju chang has one mom's story. >> reporter: 39-year-old mary
claire buckley is a loving mother of four. >> when the sun woke them up -- >> reporter: but up until a year ago, a debilitating condition left her caring for her four boys from her bed. >> i couldn't be the mother i wanted to be with the migraines. >> reporter: it's a condition that affects some 36 million people in the united states. three-times as many women as men, suffer from migraines. >> i've gone on my grain diets. i've done -- i've gone through physical therapy. i went to a chiropractor. i've taken every new drug when it comes out. >> reporter: and nothing worked. but you may be surprised to hear what did. plastic surgery. a brow and forehead lift, to be exact. >> before we operated on her, we did treat her on botox. and she did report significant improvement. all this together made her an ideal candidate for migraine surgery. >> reporter: it's called nerve
decompression surgery. dr. jay austin believes that some migraines are caused by nerves in the forehead that are compressed. when these nerves are freed, headaches go away, permanently. >> in many patients, the effects are lasting. >> reporter: in the operating room, dr. austin marks her, like this patient, to note where she feels the pain. the tissue he removes from her brows, that make her look younger, also provide easy access to the critical nerves that cause her crippling condition. now, four months after surgery, mariclaire's frown lines are gone. and so, too, are her headaches. >> my body has changed entirely since doing it. i'm able to go anywhere. go out. have fun. >> reporter: for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, new york. >> thanks, juju. and we'll be back.
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and south. >> the news continues now with "good morning america." ♪ hey, hey it's true ♪ see your dreams come true it belongs to me ♪ [ cheers and applause ] there they are. on the big screen right there. monica and brandy, here for our spring concert series. and the number one, grammy-winning single. and it's been a long time. almost 15 years. yeah. >> it's great to have them back together, taking on center stage in our spring concert series. they'll be singing for us. and have you ever had a
difficult roommate? >> oh, yeah. >> i think i may have been the difficult roommate. >> well, krysten ritter plays one. it's one of the most talked and tweet t about new tv come did is. it's called "don't trust the b in apartment 23." she's going to give us the scoop ahead. >> it's great. >> my mom said, robin. i'm going to talk to a.j. jacobs, right now. he's the author of a new book called "drop dead healthy." one man's humble quest for bodily perfection. it's called a humble quest. jacob doesn't do anything in a half-hearted way. you wrote this walking on a treadmill. we'll show that right here. there he is, tapping away while he's walking away. and you really do live your books. the first one, you read the entire encyclopedia britannica. >> that's right. >> wrote about it. then, you lived for a year, as if you were in the bible. >> that's right. followed all the command ms of the bible.
>> and every exercise food fad that works and what doesn't. let's talk about the exercise. we saw a little bit of it right there. you were on the treadmill. you also tried the caveman. >> that's right. i tried every exercise regimen. i went to central park, like cavemen. and we moved boulders and carried logs. i tried stollercising. which is pushes your kid in the stroller and exercising. any type of exercise or diet. >> what's with the ropes? >> that's called battle ropes. it's very heavy ropes. you go like that. it looks ridiculous. but it works. >> and the one thing that really worked for you, i never heard this term before. i've heard what is referred to a chew-daism. >> there's a pro-chewing movement on the internet. and i recommend it. not like alicia silverstone. >> don't need to go that far,
right? >> no. chew your own food. but little changes like that can have a huge impact. so, if you chew your food, you're going to eat more slowly, you eat less and you'll get skinny. >> you still do that? >> i do. i chew 15, 20 times per bite. >> what didn't work? i heard you didn't like the cleanses so much. >> i'm not a fan of juice cleanses or colonics. i didn't like the feeling on either end. so i was not -- and luckily, the science is on my side. there's little proof that that there's much health benefits. so i really tried to keep mine to what does the science say? >> tell us about the cucumber and good 'n' plenty. >> sex is good for your health. it's good for heart disease and prostate cancer. i tried to improve my sex life. there's a limit because i have three, young kids. but i tried. there is a scientific study that says that the odor women find most arousing is a mixture of cucumber and good 'n' plenty. don't ask me where they came up with that. >> together? >> i tried that. it did not work on my wife. i have to be honest. there's better ways.
>> i'll try a little bit. we have a couple more seconds. give us the vital stats. this worked for you after a year. >> absolutely. i went down from 17% body fat to 7% body fat. i lost about 16 pounds. cholesterol went down. i walk all the time now. and my energy level has doubled. i feel like i'm on an espresso all the time. >> okay. you can all find out about it by reading the book, "drop dead healthy." thanks very much. >> thanks for having me. >> you're also going to be on "nightline" tonight. let's go to sam with the weather. >> good things happen right here, george. not only on "nightline" but here on "good morning america." tell me your name. >> miranda. >> earlier this morning, you brought this sign out. it says go -- you read it. >> it says go with me to prom, anthony. >> and you were going to show it on "gma" and say, do you want to go? and what happened? >> y'all called him. josh called him. and he said yes. >> oh. josh made that early-morning phone call. that's right. somebody's going to prom. let's get to the boards. we'll start with twitter pictures this morning. we'll show some you great ones. all across the country, folks are sending us storm pictures, as well.
we thought we would pick the beautiful azaleas. in north carolina, there's almost nothing prettier than that. and i can't miss with the picture of florida. here's the boards. we've got a rainmaker that comes into the west coast. that's going to mean that rain today in northern california, central california, southern california, it's late tonight. it's after the >> all that weather was brought to yroyal ca >> all that weather was brought to you by royal caribbean. happy birthday, by the way. >> thank you. >> now back in to robin. >> happy 16th. ted williams, a baseball great. military hero, making headlines for decades, including when he died. following his wishes, members of his family had his head,
remember, frozen. now, a decade later, williams is back in the news. his daughter, claudia, is selling parts of his personal memorabilia and speaking out for the first time, too. abc's john berman has that story for us. >> the slugger, ted williams, of the boston red sox. >> reporter: he may be the greatest hitter who ever lived. an american icon. but an american enigma. the family's collection of memorabilia could be worth millions. this ball alone, more than $200,000. >> it's signed by babe ruth, to my dad. actually he says, to my pal, ted williams, from babe ruth. it's the only autograph he's ever asked for. >> reporter: letters from presidents. military honors. fishing flies he tied himself. >> he couldn't touch anything without being excellent at it. >> reporter: such an iconic life. but such a controversial death. >> he wasn't a religious man. i can't apologize for that. he didn't believe in god. he believed in science. >> reporter: after his death in 2002, his body taken to arizona, alcor, the life extension foundation, a company that
preserves bodies at 321 degrees below zero. someday, they believe medical science may be able to cure what killed them. >> we did this together because it made us feel like it had something of a hope. of a hope. that's all. a hope. every family has it. >> reporter: this is one of the first times his daughter has discussed the decision. are you still comfortable with the decision you made? >> yes. absolutely. >> reporter: still, she bristles at the criticism. >> i do take it personally. i'm fiercely protective of my family. >> reporter: now, ten years after his death, she is trying to move on. do you think this auction will help? >> i sure hope so. >> i know they do. and john berman and david hunt, president of hunt auctions that is holding the ted williams auction, both with us right now. this is so incredibly special, john. >> absolutely. david, that silver bat on the table here, how much is that worth?
>> from $100,000 to $200,000. .388 he batted. when he was 39 years old in 1957. >> not just baseball items. i see some military logbooks here. >> you think of ted williams, great baseball player. great american, really. but served in two world wars. world war ii and the korean war. and these are the actual flight logs he kept, during the crash in the korean war. great pieces of history. >> and this auction, april 28th, at fenway park, the most important place on planet earth. robin? >> john berman is the biggest red sox fan, in case you hadn't noticed. i like the jersey behind you, too. all the best with this. >> thank you. it should be fun. >> how much is the bat again? >> it's probably $100,000 to $200,000. that probably won't be the best thing in the sale. >> robin is bidding on it. >> wow. >> john is betting on it. >> i'm always thinking about you, john. coming up, don't trust in apartment 23, star krysten ritt r
if you've been anywhere near a tv, billboard or on twitter, you know about the new show "don't trust the b in apartment 23." a new comedy starring krysten ritter. best known for being on "breaking bad." she's doing something very different, very funny. she joins us now. we mentioned the billboard. i want to show you the picture you tweeted. >> i'm so mortified. >> you're on top of us all right now, four stories high. when you see this and that. >> oh, god. >> at the crossroads of the world. what did you think when you first saw it? >> well, you know. i may or may not have made a special trip to times square to see it. and i had to take a picture with it. it's not every day when you get to be on a billboard. i'm totally mortified that anybody knows i took a picture with myself with my billboard. >> happens. all the time with sam champion. you see the commercials. it's hard to get a true sense of the show. you play a con artist.
tell us about it. >> i play a psychopath, conniving, con artist. in the pilot alone, i'm naked, i have a switchblade. i may or may not be getting a child drunk. i may or may not be selling drugs. and i may or may not be having sex on a birthday cake. >> then, we get to the first commercial break. >> yeah. >> i want to show a clip with a face you probably will recognize. >> you really don't feel bad at all? >> survival of the fittest, my friend. nobody gave me a break when i first moved to new york. she'll be happier in ohio or whatever. >> i remember when you moved here. your told me your name is simone and you sold me a condo. and the owners came back from vacation. >> they were really angry. >> james van der beek playing james van der beek. >> yeah. >> this is the meta element of the show. what's it like? >> it's fun. i love working with him. he's tall and i get to wear high-heels. he's so funny. he's making fun of himself. all of the dawson references.
he's a really nice guy. and he's totally adorable still. i want to smooch him after every episode. >> what's the challenge of playing a very strong character but who plays something of an anti-hero? >> i think she's fabulous. and i try to put a positive spin on all of the nonsense she's getting into. that's really the only challenge, i guess, is just keeping her fun and likable. >> very empowered character. i do want to also mention this friday, a movie you wrote and starred in, called "life happens," is dropping. kate bosworth, rachel bilton. i saw a female's "swingers." and i'm completely in. tell us about that. >> it's about two girls that are young and fabulous and hell-bent on having it all. then, my character gets pregnant and throws a wrench in our fabulous plans. it's a coming of age and love story between two best friends. >> so, it's fair to say this is a rather big week. >> a really big week. it's exciting. i'm, like, dying. >> thanks for stopping by. great meeting you. it's "don't trust the b in apartment 23."
[ cheers and applause ] we love our spring concert series. and this morning, one of the most talked about reunions. it's been 14 years since their grammy award-winning single, "the boy is mine" heated up the charts. brandy and monica is joining together again. a hot, new duet. it's called "it all belongs to me." that's on monica's album, called "new life." brandy, i know you're working on new music, as well. please welcome brandy and monica to "good morning america."
[ cheers and applause ] why did you make us wait so long? 14 years. come on. >> there is no good explanation. i can say, for us as women, we bonded on our own outside of the music industry, which was good for us because you never know what you'll be faced with when you put out songs. now, we can work together, travel together. talk about our kids together. and all this different stuff. >> those two little boys you have, are they here this morning? >> no. they are at school. they better not be playing hookie to see brandy on tv. >> the last song, which was just a megahit, about you guys fighting over a man. >> yes. >> this one is different, isn't it? >> it is. it's about us coming together as women and being there for each other. and you know, a difficult relationship that we're both in. thank god it's not true. >> amen. >> people try and make things that are not there.
but you all are united. and you're going to continue to make some music together? >> absolutely. >> okay. well, we can't wait to hear it. they're singing the first duet in 14 years. i wish i could stay and sing it with them. "it all belongs to me." brandy and monica. [ cheers and applause ] >> how are you all doing in here? make some noise. ♪ loving you is hard i feel like i'm ♪ ♪ about to hurt myself and i don't want to do it, baby ♪ ♪ loving you so hard and the way you act ♪ ♪ ain't been no help no, no, no, sugar ♪ ♪ i know you're mad you take them both ♪ ♪ it's yours
leave them bags on the floor ♪ ♪ that belongs to me those clothes ♪ ♪ those cars those rings ♪ ♪ so logoff your facebook it all belongs to me ♪ ♪ all you do is talk never knew you to do ♪ ♪ nothing else you ain't good for nothing, baby ♪ ♪ it's like you got no heart cold as ice ♪ ♪ and nothing can make you melt ♪ ♪ no, no, baby you must be blind and dumb ♪ ♪ you must be tripping you must be crazy ♪ ♪ to think that i'm going to let you off that easy ♪ ♪ i know you're mad
can't take no more ♪ ♪ but put that back that ain't yours ♪ ♪ have a fit slam the door ♪ ♪ but leave them bags on the floor ♪ ♪ that belongs to me those cars ♪ ♪ those rings and the macbook ♪ ♪ that belongs to me logoff your facebook ♪ ♪ it all belongs to me ♪ ♪ ain't nothing leaving this house ♪ ♪ unless it's over my dead body, baby ♪ ♪ so pack up all the things you came with ♪ ♪ 'cause loving you is yesterday pray ♪ ♪ i know you're mad
can't take no more ♪ ♪ put that back it ain't yours ♪ ♪ have a fit slam the door ♪ ♪ but leave them bags on the floor ♪ ♪ that stuff belongs to me ♪ ♪ those clothes those cars ♪ ♪ those rings ♪ and the macbook that stuff ♪ ♪ belongs to me logoff your facebook ♪ ♪ it all belongs to me >> yes. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. ng
good morning i'm kristen sze rain back in the bay area expected to stick around for how much of the week? lisa has the answer. >> >> the entire week. here's snow ma and napa heavier rain. -- further south light everywhere. it goes as far south as san jose. we will look for cool temperatures today through the workweek. bumper-to-bumper because of the weather. 80 east shore freeway incident with a stall stacked up behind there. quick look at drive times right now highway 4 east shore freeway all wait to the maze very, very slow. altamont as well. -- our