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all right. >> talk about dedication. >> we'll get a world news now shout-out. henry reid from green bay, wisconsin, we'll wish him luck for what he is about to do this weekend. he is going to run his 800th marathon. >> wow. reid has logged more than 21,000 miles running in all 50 states and d.c. as well as all seven continents including antarctica gathering plenty of souvenirs. >> he still manages to fit in about 67 marathons a year although he works full-time. often completing two races in a single weekend. >> how many sneakers do you think he owns? >> they must be the best shoes. i haven't run 22.6 miles since birth, and this man is doing two races a weekend. >> he does admit that he is a little on the slower side now that he is aging, and he says he completes his marathons in six hours. some people are completing them in less than an hour, an hour
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and a half, but it doesn't matter if it takes you three days to complete a marathon. 800 of them. >> cheers to him on this friday. >> absolutely. >> a long life to you, my friend. >> good for you. >> the most memorable sights and sounds of the weekend. our friday rewind. >> donna summer her music and her impact on pop culture. you're watching world news now. ♪ >> world news now weather brought to you by tide. ed white and blue means so much to me. it means opportunity it means anybody can attain whatever they want to do just 8 years ago i was in a refugee camp and i didn't even have a country now i had a country that i was given the flag to carry in opening ceremony everything is possible this is what red white and blue means to me. what does it mean to you? ♪ ♪
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welcome back, everybody. time for our friday tradition now. >> our look back at the week that was from the "modern family" star revealing her battle with kidney disease. >> to the shocking revelation that jpmorgan lost more than $2 billion of investors' money. here's our "friday rewind." >> we know we were sloppy. we know we were stupid. we know there was bad judgment. >> banks have always figured out how to circumnavigate the girls. >> will you personally fight repeal that act? >> well, look, congress is clearly on notice that i think
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it's a bad idea. >> you know, he said his views were evolving on marriage. call me cynical, but i wasn't sure that his views on marriage could get any gayer. >> i think it's been proven already that edwards is a cheat. he's a liar. despicable actions altogether. but was what he did a criminal act? and that's not at all clear. >> there's no question these documented injuries helped zimmerman's case. but the fundamental legal question remains, who was the aggressor? >> as they look at this family under a microscope, they are probably seeing a number of things that maybe just aren't right, but they may not have really, at the end of the day anything to do with isabel's disappearance. >> they have a great fear that if he is suffering from senility or dementia, that type of thing, that it could damage the witherspoon brand. >> were you afraid that people if you told them, would maybe feel sorry for you or pity you?
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>> well, that's why i didn't -- i never really, like, went to like the public about it because i didn't want people to feel sorry for me at all. >> i literally never thought i would make it this far ever. and so for me, every week was like a -- oh, wow. oh, gosh. we did it. yea. we're here another week. >> i proved that i have enough strength to finish what i start to do. >> and looking at it next week. "the wall street journal" has an article out today pretty much blasting mr. dimon from jpmorgan chase about what he knew about those losses. check that article out. on a lighter note, 20 years ago, joey buttafuoco case, the long island lolita case. >> that happened 20 years ago. it's incredible that was in 1992. >> i didn't think it's been that long. >> also this weekend something is happening on "snl." >> mick jagger will be hosting "saturday night live." all kinds of potpourri. >> and your ex-wife, "keeping up
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with the kardashians," seventh season. >> back for season 86. yes, looking forward to that. coming up, we're returning to our top story. the life and death of donna summer. >> her impact on the record industry, dance music and women who have taken the stage since. that's coming up next. >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this abababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababab
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♪ i love to love you baby ♪ ♪ i love to love you baby ♪ returning to our top story, donna summer, who defined a disco generation has passed away at just the age of ♪ i love to love you baby i love to love you baby ♪ returning to our top story, donna summer, who defined a disco generation has passed away at just the age of 63. >> such sad news getting this yesterday. her music was synonymous with the '70s, the disco movement and yet she raised the bar with
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every song she recorded. bruno del granado is here. thank you as always for being here. just talk a little bit about her career. how did she get to be such a big act? >> it took her going to germany and hooking up with one of the top disco producers or dance club producers at the time. hooking up with him and coming up with that first big global smash which is "love to love you baby." she had a tremendously global hit with that. was banned on u.s. radio for a long time because of -- >> too hot? >> just a little too sexy. >> didn't she have gospel roots? >> she came from church. her influence was mahalia jackson. like whitney houston. very much a gospel influence. >> she never made it into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame which is incredible to even think about. such a megastar. never made it that far. how many grammys did she win? what are some of the other accolades she won? >> donna won five grams. "last dance" also won best oscar.
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she won over 12 american music awards and sold almost 70 million records throughout her career. let's keep in mind even though she was a face of dance, disco music in the '70s. she had hits in the '80s and '90s and just a couple of years ago a top 20 album again. she was not just a queen of the '70s. her success lasted long beyond the disco era. if donna and gloria gaynor. where is their standing in terms of queen and empress and princess? where do they stand now? clarify. >> if you talk about the disco era, the two icons are donna summer and gloria gaynor. donna was always a queen of disco and she was the first lady, which is a nice, nice way to put it. >> we have the queen of soul aretha franklin. so we're going to get all our titles straight here. her spotlight in music history is extremely secure. you'll stick around and talk about how influence is even seen in today's artists. many of them spoke out yesterday
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on twitter expressing condolences. >> we can't wait to hear all about that. >> don't go far.
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♪ we're back now with more on the original disco queen, donna summer, who passed away at just 63 after a battle with lung cancer. our media music consultant, bruno del granado. you said disco has officially died. >> people talked about disco dying 20, 30 years ago. it still kept going very strong because donna summer toured consistently throughout the years. >> even though she passed away her influence will live on now and will probably live on forever. >> you talk about beyonce, jennifer lopez. they have learned every single move musically and dancewise from donna summer.
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madonna if you think about madonna, pushing the button with her songs. it all goes back to donna summer's "love to love you baby." mary j. blige. you name it they've all been influenced by her. even duran duran were called donna summer a major influence in their music. >> maybe even lady gaga. she's been influenced. >> donna summer was a songwriter as well. lady gaga is a songwriter who happens to mix image with music in her visual and sound is very blended together. the way donna summer did back in the heyday. >> clearly the '70s look. the outfits and costumes and all this, but clearly that was the era she represented. it was all about visual presentation, like you said and she was also working a new album. >> a brand new album she was working on in florida. i'm sure we'll see the light of day before the end of the year. i'm sure a lot of people want to hear it. she's been relevant, like we talked in the last block musically for the last 20 years. >> "love to love you baby" was a
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17-minute song with 20 simulate orgasms. back in the day that was quite -- >> thank you for telling us. >> that was a stat i had hidden in my pocket. >> the u.s. radio banned it for a couple of months. >> how do you think she'll be remembered because there was -- during an interview with "ebony" magazine she doesn't want to be remembered as a sex symbol. she didn't want people to look at her and associate it with sex, sex, sex. how do you think she'll be remembered? >> her music will always be remembered as a happy time because of the disco and happy years and everything else. i think donna summer always put a positive spin on everything. >> and we've lost so many legends in the last few months. whitney houston back in february. dick clark just a few weeks ago. now donna summer. you get the sense an era is ending? >> my concern is who is the next donna summer or the next whitney, or the next michael? we don't seem to have those artists coming up. >> times have changed. thank you, as always, for being here. we always appreciate your insight, and her work liz on in
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this morning on "world news videotape showing the unarmed tin just before his death are released. >> along with new photographs of the suspect george zimmerman who was injured that night. it's friday, may 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm diana perez. paula faris is on assignment. >> you made it through your first week. congratulations. >> i made it. >> finish strong. you'll sleep well this weekend. trust me. >> can't wait. >> good morning, everybody. happy friday. i'm rob nelson. we'll explain the new developments in the trayvon martin case coming up. then we'll take you to california where a man who crashed his truck and was thrown from the wreckage was not found
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for more than a week. his relatives have tough questions for both police and paramedics. also, the life and death of donna summer. you couldn't help but get into a dancing mood when her music played. hear what she had to say about her own career. >> very interesting genesis to that famous song "she works hard for the money." and to hear it from donna herself. really cool insight into her career there. and later, al gore is back in the headlines, and not because of his politics or even his stance on the environment. those well known views. it has to do with his marriage. that is coming up in "the skinny." >> also very interesting. >> al could be back on the scene a little bit, looking for greener pastures, shall we say. >> maybe he already found it. >> you never know. but first, the more we learn about the terrible night trayvon martin died, the more tragic this becomes. we've learned a mountain of new details from nearly 200 pieces of evidence that prosecutors just released. >> among them, the last images of trayvon martin alive. surveillance video from the convenience store shows the teen
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buying the skittles and iced tea shortly before police found his body in sanford, florida. abc's t.j. winick has more. >> reporter: we now know that trayvon martin, the 17-year-old who was shot and killed by george zimmerman, had the marijuana component thc in his system the night of his death. zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder even though we now know one police investigator wanted him charged with manslaughter. the autopsy also revealed martin was shot from a distance between 1 inch and 18 inches away, bolstering zimmerman's claim he fired during a struggle that landed zimmerman on his back, martin straddling him and banging zimmerman's head on the ground. and pictures at the police station after the shooting show zimmerman's face which appears marked and the back of his head which is clearly lacerated. in this newly released document, an officer on the scene notes zimmerman's nose appeared to be broken. also released, a chilling image of the gun zimmerman used to kill the unarmed martin.
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documents show a police officer called the shooting, quote, avoidable had zimmerman remained in his vehicle and awaited the arrival of law enforcement. in a review of the cause, it was determined that george zimmerman yelled help or help me 14 times during approximately 38 seconds. trayvon's own father confirmed the voice on the recordings was not his son's, contradicting statements he would later make. t.j. winick, abc news, new york. >> a lot of new evidence coming out on this. obviously, 200 pieces. one investigator, to reiterate, said the whole thing could have been avoided if zimmerman had simply stayed in his car and waited for police to get there instead of taking matters into his own hands. again, the key question here is that -- still not clear who provoked what? >> what happened? >> that's the thing. >> as we've been saying, that is the black hole in the investigation. how did they end up where they were on the floor during this altercation? that's what everybody wants to know. why did he pull the trigger?
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>> also some discrepancies about the family saying about the voice calling out for help because there was a help or help me heard on the tape 14 times. the mom initially said, yes, i recognize my son's voice. dad said, no, it's not. now the lawyers say, no, the tapes have been cleaned up and dad saying, yes, that is our son's voice. a little back and forth. more evidence but with more evidence comes more questions. >> there are a lot of questions with this investigation. >> absolutely. also another major headline this morning. we are remembering donna summer, the queen of disco. she was the voice and the face of the '70s. and its glittery, exuberant dancing back then. her breathy and sexy "love to love you, baby" was the first of her 19 number one dance hits. that is second only to madonna. it's impossible to listen to any of them now and not still, even today, want to get up and dance. >> i think what donna brought to the world with her music was a lot of happiness to a lot of people. >> donna summer is definitely a giant in the music industry.
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she got a lot of people out of their chairs with all of her dance hits. >> according to reports, summer died of lung cancer at her home in florida. she was just 63 years old. her family released a statement saying they are at peace, and they are celebrating her extraordinary life. and also details being reported by tmz that there will be a public memorial that will take place in nashville this coming wednesday. our remembrance of donna summer does not end here. we want to hear what donna summer had to say herself about the music that kept so many of us dancing. that's coming up in her own words later in this half hour. >> it's pretty incredible. not only the back story about "she works hard for the money," but there are back stories to all of these songs. this "love to love you, baby," she recorded it laying on her back in the recording studio envisioning what marilyn monroe would coo and how she would say these words. that's how it became so breathy and sexy, which at the time --
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>> it was raunchy for its day. it was like, whoa. people backed away from it. people wouldn't play it because it was that out there. funny that marilyn was the inspiration. that all-american icon of sexy. that's who she was emulating on the floor in the recording studio. it's still a sexy song. it still works today. >> oh, it does. >> miss summer knew what she was doing. she didn't want to be remembered for sexiness. she wanted to be remembered for making songs that would outlive her, which they will. >> and they will. that's exactly what she was able to do. moving on to north carolina where jurors will begin deliberations today in john edwards' conspiracy trial. in closing arguments, prosecutors said the one-time presidential candidate would, quote, deny, deceive and manipulate at every turn to protect his political career. his defense attorney said what he did was a sin, not a felony. edwards could go to prison for up to 30 years if he's found guilty. the key prosecution witness in the roger clemens perjury trial will testify for a fifth straight day today. in his latest round of cross-examination, clemens' former trainer brian mcnamee
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admitted he has mixed up some dates and some details and even embellished his story to investigators. but he is still sticking with his main story that he did inject clemens with steroids on several occasions starting back in 1998. and two former florida a&m band members have been sentenced to 30 days at a work camp on probation -- and probation for hazing a female clarinet player last fall. aaron golson and sean hobson pleaded no contest in the beating of freshman bria hunter. that incident took place just three weeks before the hazing death of drum major robert champion. golson is also 1 of 11 students charged in champion's death. a northern california man has been found alive, but critically injured a full week after his car rolled over into a wooded area near a busy highway. investigators found michael sanchez's pickup right away, but it took another seven days before they actually found sanchez himself under a bush unconscious. his family is understandably upset and also wondering what took so long.
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>> in hindsight, no, you know, it didn't work out the way it was supposed to work out. and nobody is happy about that. >> he's 25. he's young, and he's strong. and that's why he was able to survive. >> his prognosis is still unclear. for now, sanchez is hospitalized and is on life support. we are just hours away from a wall street frenzy like none other. one of the biggest public stock offerings in history. just eight years after mark zuckerberg launched facebook, stocks will start selling this morning at $38, valuing the company at a staggering $104 billion. about 90% of shares will be available only to the very wealthy. ordinary investors will get a chance to buy the stock through traders later on. >> i read things that say you
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should invest in companies you like or know. and i know this company very well. >> first of all, the institutions have gotten there first. we're getting their sloppy seconds. >> zuckerberg will remain facebook's largest shareholder with his stake in the company worth nearly $20 billion. in high-tech fashion, he'll ring in the opening bell on nasdaq remotely from facebook's california headquarters. >> what a wonderful day it must be in the facebook office. they are having one of their all-night hack-a-thons tonight to mark the occasion. they came out with a list, all the big wigs what they'll be worth after today. the poorest on the list will make $400 million today. for zuckerberg, $19 billion. >> i'm sorry i mispronounced your name, mr. zuckerberg. i still want to be your friend. >> of course. we all want to be your friend. here's your friday forecast, everybody. some showers and thunderstorms from charlotte and atlanta down to miami. heating up across the plains. also stormy in the northern
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rockies and the dakotas. some gusty winds in the southwest. >> 97 in phoenix. 89 in albuquerque. 60s from seattle to salt lake city. fargo hits 90. omaha, 86. detroit, 73. 70s from boston to baltimore. upper 80s from dallas to miami. well, we have all heard the proverbial fish tale, but this one kind of tops them all. >> oh, wow. a fisherman hooked a 1,360-pound kaluga sturgeon in a northeastern china river basin. enlisting some much-needed help, he turned this monster over to a breeding station. wow. it's a whale. >> shamu, what's up? it turned out to be a female carrying more than a million eggs. and that's good news since the kaluga is critically endangered. a big catch in many ways that can help the species. >> a million eggs. >> you got one and you know how that feels. >> a million eggs? >> can't get my mind around that. coming up next, the food flavor that could surpass
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chocolate as the most popular. >> and later, donna summer's own views on her own music and her impact on pop culture. you're watching "world news now." ♪ love to love you, baby ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by head & shoulders. weather brought to you by head & shoulders. y, head & shoulders users... how long since you worried about flakes? since before jeans were this skinny. not since us three got a haircut. ♪ ♪ not since my first twenty-ninth birthday. [ female announcer ] head & shoulders. clinically proven to improve scalp health. with seven benefits, there's no worries from flakes itch or breakage. i haven't worried about flakes since my grunge days. remember them? trying not to. [ female announcer ] head & shoulders. scalp and hair beyond compare.
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well, online this week, there were plenty of look-ups as web surfers wanted more dirt on the finale of "desperate housewives." the search engines were burning as people wanted more details about jpmorgan chase. for all those details we're joined by yahoo! web life editor heather cabot. good morning, heather. >> good morning, guys. the web went crazy this week following the mess over at jpmorgan and the new class action lawsuit filed against the nation's largest bank. as the estimated losses in derivatives trading climbed to
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more than $2 billion, yahoo! users hunted down all the details. searches for jpmorgan jumped close to 800% this week. and look-ups for the bank's embattled ceo also soared. there was also interest in the relationship between the white house and the bank and the troubled bank's bailout by the u.s. the grisly discovery of 49 decapitated bodies in mexico also riveted the online world this week. the disturbing find was made on mexico's mother's day, may 10th, and since then, searches for mexico's drug war and upcoming presidential election next month have been spiking. look-ups for mexico news soared 329% over the last seven days. in entertainment news, it's all about may sweeps this week and the finales of well-loved shows like "desperate housewives" and "house." the women of wisteria lane are the big winners in tv finale searches on yahoo!. topping the list of most searched. and when it comes to premieres, "the bachelorette" is attracting a ton of interest. look-ups for the bachelorette herself were up more than 1,400%.
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searches for north carolina hometown, past boyfriends and, of course, those bikini pictures are big right now. while we're on the subject of love, yahoo! shine and "fitness" magazine found that americans are enjoying their sex lives. in a new survey out this week, 64% of men and women say they are making love one to three times a week. half of women and 60% of men say they wish it was more often, and they say dinner and wine puts them in the mood most. finally this week, lots of americans have vanilla on the brain from vanilla frosting to cupcakes to ice cream to extract. the flavor seems to be gaining on chocolate. at least according to this week's search trends. and that is your week end search. have a great weekend. back to you. coming up next, al gore, his love life and his marriage. >> it's a challenge keeping up allegations against john travolta. we're sorting it all out in "the skinny" for you.
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so skinny ♪ welcome back, everybody. a name you don't hear too often in our "skinny" segments. former vice president al gore. of course, after like 40 years of marriage, he and tipper announced two years ago they were done. kind of after the 2000 election, things went south after that. they haven't officially divorced. they haven't even begun taking steps to divorce yet, but al got a new boo apparently. this is confirmed by abc. first reported by "the washington post." he's now dating this woman on the right-hand screen. elizabeth keadle. she has her background in science and is pooh and is dedicated to the environment. she lives out in california. recently accompanied the former veep to a trip to antarctica and other big wigs taking an environmental trip out there. gore is now 64 years old but again, still married but back on the scene.
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player, player, mr. vice president. good for him. life moves on. there you go. finding some greener pastures. >> nicely put. >> thank you so much. now to a name that has been in "the skinny" quite a bit lately, mr. john travolta. once again. as you all know, he's been accused and there was a lawsuit that was brought against him where two masseuses said that he behaved inappropriately and they were accusing him of sexual battery. the first one dropped his charges, dropped his attorney and said he wanted to have nothing to do with it. the second one now is doing the same thing. but the attorney for both of them who they were represented by the same person said he didn't understand why they were going to do that. why they wanted to drop the case. as you may remember, tmz had all kinds of photo evidence that john travolta was nowhere near where one of the masseuses claimed these things were happening. but interesting turn of events. superstar attorney, superstar attorney gloria allred has
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scooped both of those john does up because their names are not public. and so it's going to be interesting to see where all this goes. they've dropped the cases but scooped her up. does the drama continue or -- >> we'll see what these masseurs' stories go. very interesting. seems the case is crumbling just a little bit. >> some cracks. also for the first time in a lot of years, conan o'brien stopped by letterman last night. they had a little fun at the expense of jay leno. we all remember the conan/jay drama from a few years ago. who was going to host the "tonight show." and letterman likes to rip jay. this was a jay bashing fest. take a listen. >> but he and i are different. and so we didn't have a lot to talk about in common. i don't own many automobiles that were made before 1904. >> some light-hearted ribbing. letterman really went at it. he said, when this whole 2010 "tonight show" incident came along i said, oh, yes, that's the jay i know saying he could be a little bit of a brat.
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letterman went after him a little bit last night. good to see conan -- >> sore wounds never heal. >> sore wounds never heal.
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♪ ♪ ♪ they said it on the air on the radio ♪ ♪ on the radio ♪ we all know that voice. we, of course, are remembering the great disco queen donna summer who passed away yesterday at just 63 years old. before she passed, she got a generation up and dancing with hit after hit. >> that's right. and here's donna summer in her own words with the story behind an unforgettable song and what inspired her to write it. ♪ let's dance the last dance ♪ ♪ let's dance the last dance tonight ♪ a lot of clubs had disco balls. and being sort of the queen of the disco made me like that synonymous with me.
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people would come to the shows with disco ball earrings and disco ball necklaces. >> i've got to get a look at this outfit. that is something else. this is sexy donna summer in her little girl outfit. you look like you should be out there ready to sell your newspapers. ♪ work hard for the money so hard for it honey ♪ ♪ she works hard for the money so you better treat her right ♪ i was at the grammys party, and i went to the ladies' room. and on my way in, i saw the bathroom attendant. my first thought was, she works hard for the money. i ran in the room and got my manager. we went back in the bathroom and grabbed some toilet paper. we started writing "she works hard for the money" and started writing the concept on a piece of toilet paper. "last dance," obviously, was
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very successful. is very successful. and it's still being played today. i mean it makes me very happy to be a part of pop culture. ♪ last dance tonight ♪ >> i love that that song has such humble roots. i love that story. and we want to know what is your favorite all-time song by donna summer. >> what's yours? >> "last dance." we all closed out a club or party with that song. come on, come on. we've all been there. >> there are so many other good ones. "she works hard for the money." >> i respect that. that's your favorite? >> that's my favorite only because of the days of -- ♪ she works hard for the money ♪ >> check out wnnfans.com and let us know your favorite donna summer song. >> and because it's appropriate -- >> you feeling it? ♪ >> oh, here it comes
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hours away now from facebook's initial public offering. a deal that will turn mark zuckerberg into an even wealthier man. >> the deal raises billions more for facebook. is there anything in it for you and me? it's friday, may 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> happy friday, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm diana perez in for paula faris. we'll get to the facebook deal in just a moment, and we'll look at what's at stake for jurors in the john edwards' conspiracy trial. how attorneys presented this
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high-profile case to them for today's deliberations. >> a few more instructions and it will be in the hands of the jury today. what a decision they have to sort through all that drama. also this half hour, the very common antibiotic prescribed by doctors 55 million times last year. while it does fight infections, it also could have a life-threatening side effect. i watched this report yesterday because this stuff is sitting in my cupboard at home. i was like whoa. we all use this very common thing. sinuses, bronchitis. stay tuned for that. later on, remembering donna summer's unforgettable talent after cancer claimed her life. the queen of disco, her mark on history and the songs etched into many of our memories. >> so many hits. what a talent. gone way too soon. 63. we do begin with fb. that's the new ticker symbol on wall street as facebook goes public. to the tune of $104 billion bucks. >> with a "b."
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>> with a "b." >> the stock price is set at $38 a share. and 421 million shares will be sold. but what's in this deal for everyday investors? here's abc's sharyn alfonsi. >> reporter: he's a regular looking guy in a hoody. but facebook founder mark zuckerberg could be worth a way beyond regular $20 billion. millions of facebook users are hoping to share in the windfall. people like jerome cleary who has never bought a stock in his life. >> i read things that say you should invest in companies you like or know. and i know this company very well. >> reporter: but he'll have to wait. some 90% of the shares will be available only to the megawealthy. even the 10% sold through discount brokers will be hard to get. equing phavir as fidelity, $500,000. the rest of us will get a chance to buy later in the day as the lucky first buyers turn ad and sell for a profit. some analysts think tha
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opening priddour even triple in hours. so should we buy in? >> there's no way i'd buy facebook tomorrow if i'm an individual investor. first of all, the institutions have gotten there first, and we're getting their sloppy seconds. >> reporter: there are big questions about how facebook will turn its huge membership into huge profits. one of the biggest advertisers, gm, just pulled all its ad, $10 million worth, saying the ads just don't work. but that hasn't dampened the facebook frenzy with buyers hoping this stock is the next apple. if you bought just ten shares of it on opening day, your $220 would now be worth more than $44,000. ten shares of amazon worth more than $27,000 today. and if your grandmother picked up ten shares of johnson & johnson back in the day, it would be worth more than $10 million today. sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. >> that's incredible. we don't know how much it's going to be once it gets to us,
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just lowly people that will be able to buy the stock. it's $38 now for those who have a lot of money. once they flip it and double it in price and then we can touch it, how much does it cost us? >> that's the real question. i'm not a big stock market guy, but it did stun me that 90% already gone to the wealthy, to institutions. so just a little piece of the pie is left for just regular folks. but i saw some stat yesterday that just today, what mark zuckerberg will make today will make him seven times richer than oprah winfrey. think about that. he just turned 28 years old on monday. >> wealth. >> happy birthday. wealth. >> that's not rich. >> chs roe tor ho ich 1 o zuckerberg, wealth. >> wealthy. yeah. >> that's for sure. the big question on wall street is how long the market slide will last. the dow will open today at 12,442. the index actually lost 156 points yesterday and has closed
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down 11 times in just the past 12 sessions. the market is down nearly 6% since may the 1st. that's when the index closed at a four-year high. and don't look to asia for a lift to the markets here today. the major indices are showing a big loss again because of ongoing troubles in europe and a disappointing new report about u.sring the major foreign indexes are off by as much as 2%. computer giant hewlett-packard may be on the verge o makome layoffs. reports say anywhere from 25,000 to 30 on line. if the comptecutst wothatical could be the sirges layoff since bank of america pli30,0ple fall. the trend has analysts concerned about the private sector workforce. also this morning, we turn to revealing new details about the shooting death of trayvon martin by community watchman george zimmerman. prosecutors released nearly documents, photos as well as some media files yest and amoh laiage of trayvon martin alive. surveillance video from a 7-eleven shows the teen buying those now famous skittles and bottle of iced tea shortly before he died. abc's matt gutman has more.
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>> reporter: a trove of never before seen evidence collected by police that fateful night. here, clear pictures of george zimmerman taken at the police station just hours after he shot trayvon martin. you can see what appears to be a swollen nose. the back of his head cut and bleeding. and in this newly released document, an officer on the scene notes zimmerman's nose appeared to be broken. and look at this grainy photo taken as zimmerman was sitting in the police car just moments after the shooting. there, too, his nose seems swollen. a doctor report first obtained by abc news reveals it was broken. also released, a chilling image of the gun zimmerman used to kill the unarmed trayvon martin. this document shows a police officer called the shooting, quote, avoidable had zimmerman, quote, remained in his vehicle and awaited the arrival of law enforcement. >> are you following him? >> yeah. >> okay. we don't need you to do that. >> okay. >> reporter: it's one reason, a source tells abc news, police doubted zimmerman's claim of
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self-defense that night and filed this recommendation for his arrest. what remains a black hole here is what triggered that conflict between trayvon martin and zimmerman that night. of course, that will be much debated in the courtroom when this trial finally gets under way. matt gutman, abc news, sanford. >> and that has to be key in this investigation. and once it eventually gets to trial, police told him to stay where he was. stay in your car. don't follow this child. >> that's been a key sound bite since this started. the guy said just stay there. we don't need you to follow. also included in the witness interviews were accounts by an acquaintance of george zimmerman's who said zimmerman is a racist. also a co-worker who said zimmerman bullied him and mocked him using an exaggerated middle eastern accent. so if that kind of stuff is coming out in his behavior, that lends credence to the idea this was perhaps racially motivated. still some rough altercation took place. the key question, what triggered it and who jumped first? >> and what's also actually really tragic about this and it
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becomes more and more tragic is one of the witnesses, the eyewitnesses, told police that officers arrived five seconds after that shot. the fatal shot that killed him. >> and we're still a long way from trial. lots of miles to go. a downtown louisville neighborhood has been rocked by an outbreak of violent gunfire. when that scene was over, three people were dead. two others hospitalized after two shootings. for now, police are still trying to sort out what happened and why saying only that the two incidents appear at this point to be unrelated. >> scary scenes. jury deliberations are getting under way in north carolina today in the john edwards campaign corruption trial. >> in closing arguments, the two sides painting two very different pictures of what was really going on with all that donated money. abc's scott goldberg has more. good morning to you, scott. >> reporter: good morning, rob and diana. it is now up to the jury to decide if john edwards is guilty of the six charges against him, and if he is, he could be headed
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to prison for up to 30 years. as a presidential candidate, john edwards talked famously about the two americas, one rich, one poor. but as a defendant charged with using campaign money to cover up the sex scandal that threatened his candidacy, he heard his own slogan used against him. campaign finance laws are designed to bring the two americas together, prosecutor bobby higdon said in his closing arguments. and, quote, john edwards forgot his own rhetoric. the government argues edwards masterminded the plan to have two wealthy donors, fred baron and bunny mellon, pay more than $1 million, far beyond the personal limit for campaign contributions, to hide his pregnant mistress rielle hunter from the public. the prosecution called it a full rescue operation for a teetering campaign. but the defense argued the money came from a series of personal gifts to hunter. it never went into a campaign account, and edwards was most concerned about hiding the affair from his dying wife
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elizabeth. john edwards has confessed his sins, defense lawyer abbe lowell told the jury, and, quote, he will serve a life sentence for those. but he has pleaded not guilty to violating the law. the jury now decides if edwards really was trying to protect his family or if he also was trying to protect his campaign. the jury begins deliberating later this morning. rob and diana? >> thank you, scott. the military has joined the investigation into a bizarre incident that left a southern california woman seriously burned. she had been collecting unusual looking rocks, colorful at a beach near camp pendleton. they burned a hole right through her pocket causing serious burns. early tests showed phosphorous material. they are trying to figure out if any military substances may have contaminated that beach. the southeast is bracing for another stormy day after a wave of severe weather swept through the region last night. tiny hailstones rained down in
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the atlanta area, along with powerful winds and lightning. there was so much hail that some rooftops looked like they had been coated with snow. >> don't see that a lot in that part of the country. hotlanta. not hot yesterday, though. here's a look at weather around the country on this friday morning. those southern storms bring heavy rain and thunderstorms to the carolinas, georgia and florida. also stormy in the northern rockies from billings to cheyenne. thunderstorms move into the dakotas later today. >> a hot 90 in fargo. 83 in kansas city. 81 in chicago. mostly 70s in the northeast. 80s from dallas to atlanta. a wet 61 in billings. and 87 in colorado springs. our friends at "dancing with the stars" may want to take a look at this next story. >> high school students from all over the country put together their best prom dance moves and posted them on facebook for a chance at winning $10,000. >> the winners are from eagle rock high school in southern california. they will use some of the money to actually pay for their prom. very, very cool there.
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did you have a good prom experience back in the day? >> yes. >> remember your date? was it a good night? >> my date wasn't great. >> but the event itself was good? >> well, you know, prom, and i shouldn't admit this. i'm sure my mom is watching. prom is the first time you really drink in high school, which is awful -- >> oh, don't say -- >> well, the producer just said got to go. i guess i crossed some kind of line. >> ms. perez, yeah, i'm going to call aa right after the show. all right. we'll be back. >> i was 21 in high school. >> she's a bad girl. she needs to be punished and grounded immediately.
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azithromycin, could put your life, literally, on the line here. abc's dr. richard besser has the warning. >> reporter: "z," it's the letter relied on by so many people fighting common infections. z-pak antibiotics. just one pill for five days. >> i took z-pak for the first time for a sinus infection. >> i have done the z-pak twice. >> i've taken z-pak before for sinus infection. >> reporter: but the new study finds a problem. taking a z-pak, azithromycin, increases your risk of sudden heart death perhaps because it disturbs heart rhythms. researchers found that in a million patients taking a z-pak, there were 45 more deaths from heart disease. the risk is higher for those with heart problems. >> if you are a patient who already has a high risk of heart problems, you have a relatively minor infection for which another antibiotic would work perfectly well, then you should carefully consider that alternative. >> reporter: he's right. the risk here is very small, but there are two questions that i
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want you to ask your doctor that can reduce your risk even further. the first is, do i really need this antibiotic? many times we take them for things like colds and flus where they just don't work. if i do need an antibiotic, is there another one? if you are worried about the z-pak, is there another one that works just as well? especially if you have heart disease. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> important nounksment for a lot of folks. coming up next, so many songs and so many fond memories. >> remembering donna summer's fantastic voice set to a disco beat. you're watching "world news now." ♪ i love to love you baby ♪ >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after t n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n
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oh, love that voice. president obama remembers donna summer as a singer with an unforgettable voice. >> all day long, you could hear her distinct and sultry voice on the radio and the television as fans everywhere remembered the timeless music she left behind. abc's david wright has her remarkable life story. ♪ love to love you baby ♪ >> reporter: sure it looks dated now, but in 1975, this was hot stuff. ♪ as her legendary producer told the bbc, this was the coronation of the queen of disco. >> so i thought why not do some kind of an anthem to sex. and i think donna delivered a good product. >> reporter: a huge departure from the gospel music she sang as a girl in church. summer said she wanted her voice to sound like marilyn monroe cooing the words.
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♪ i love to love you baby ♪ >> reporter: this was the soundtrack for the me generation coming of age. those tight costumes and sultry dance moves, emblems of sultry transformation. "love to love you" was the first of many hits. "last dance." ♪ "hot stuff." ♪ "bad girl." ♪ in 1980, just five years after she burst into superstardom, summer had a breakdown as she later told diane. >> you said gradually it just began to get to you. >> i think if you deny yourself, your real self and what you've been raised with, it's difficult. >> reporter: she became a born-again christian and briefly renounced disco which everyone used to say was dead anyway. but on the radio, hits this big don't die. they just become oldies. in fact "last dance" at its last
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big performance in 2009, oslo, norway. a concert honoring barack obama's nobel peace prize. queen of disco clearly enjoying her last dance in the light. donna summer was 63. david wright, abc news, hollywood. >> you can tell those true stars because they keep that voice for years and years. still, three years ago she could belt out "last dance." still had that crowd on its feet. we want to know what is your favorite all-time donna summer song? check out our facebook page at wnnfans.com. let us know what you think. you were -- go ahead. >> that was her last performance back in 2009. she performed for president barack obama when he received his nobel peace prize. and she looked wonderful. >> she looked great, too. >> and nobody knew she was sick. >> saying what killed her was not -- lung cancer, not because of smoking, but what she inhaled after 9/11 in new york.
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>> announcer: "world news now" delivers your "morning papers." >> all right. time for your morning papers. this i have to say gets my stamp for favorite story of the day. nice and quick. a woman in minnesota decided to have an ex-husband sale. she put two signs outside of her house. ex-husband sale, free, and then put all of his stuff on the front lawn. she also, by the way, spray painted cheater on his car and people were allowed to just come on up, take anything they wanted, and lots of people did. they backed up traffic. there were so many people. police had to be called. apparently there is no law against doing this so she is free and clear. a neighbor, by the way, said there were a lot of people doing this, which means she called all her girlfriends and had them come over. >> hell hath no fury. this is my favorite story of the day. a guy in miami decides he wants
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♪ last dance last dance for love ♪ >> this morning on "world news now" -- disco's diva. donna summer. her unforgettable talent and the songs that put a generation of people on the dance floor. >> this morning's fond remembrances after cancer claims summer's life much too soon. it's friday, may 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> who has not been to a party that closed out with that song? >> that's the song. >> oh, man. good morning, everybody. happy friday. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm diana perez in for paula faris. >> even the president and first lady are now expressing condolences after donna summer died yesterday at the age of 63. she became a star in the 1970s,
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but her upbeat music will always live on. >> you don't realize how many classic she's really had. >> and how many people sampled her. >> a ton of people all over the radio and tv. >> nothing but her music. rightfully so. we'll obviously pay our respects in this half hour. look back at her remarkable career and all those great hits. also, more comments from the kennedy family after robert kennedy jr.'s wife mary took her life earlier this week. we are learning about her personal problems, and now there is another problem, believe it or not. family drama involving the details of her funeral. and as facebook stock goes on sale today for the first time, members of congress are expressing some serious anger toward one of facebook's co-founders. >> he's about to become very rich and even richer because he's -- >> not here. >> he's not going to pay his taxes to the country that helped make him a billionaire. >> that's right. >> capitol hill --
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>> making a lot of people upset. first, the music world is mourning the loss of the queen of disco, donna summer. that sultry voice behind so many timeless classics that even decades later still make us want to get up and hit the dance floor. >> summer's music was the soundtrack of the 1970s, but her influence lives on. our coverage begins with abc's t.j. winick. ♪ >> reporter: she was known as the queen of disco. but donna summer's music had far greater appeal than that nickname would suggest. the five-time grammy winner died of cancer at her naples, florida, home. she was 63. >> donna summer is definitely a giant in the music industry. she got a lot of people out of their chairs with all of her dance hits. >> reporter: thousands of miles away, fans gathered around her star on the hollywood walk of fame. >> i think what donna brought to the world with her music was a lot of happiness to a lot of people. >> reporter: born ladonna adrian gaines in 1948 in boston, she was raised on gospel music and became a soloist in her church choir. it's ironic her songs "last dance," "love to love you baby"
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and "bad girl" became the soundtrack for a flashy age of sex, drugs and dance. ♪ bad girl ♪ >> reporter: summer was one of seven children raised by devoutly christian parents and became born again later in life. >> i figured somebody up there likes me. >> reporter: one of her biggest hits came in the 1980s. it was called "she works hard for the money." summer actually got the idea after visiting the ladies' room during the grammys. >> and i saw the bathroom attendant, and my first thought was, god, she works hard for the money. i started writing the concept on a piece of toilet paper. >> in all she'd have 19 number one dance hits between 1975 and 1978 second only to madonna. >> if my music can extend beyond generations, then my job is done. >> reporter: donna summer's family, which includes three daughters, released a statement saying they are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy. t.j. winick, abc news.
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>> don't you like the story how that song "she works hard for the money" was written? it became a huge hit. i love the back story about that. >> those are the great kind of stories. and she just looked so great, even as she was aging. she was always so vibrant and beautiful. so this, of course is a shock, i think to everybody. >> apparently she passed away of lung cancer. people hear that and assume she must have been a smoker. reports from family members are that she believed what she inhaled in new york after 9/11, that's what led to her lung cancer, according to family members. we'll see what the autopsy says here. our coverage, of course, of the life and death of donna summer does not end here. our music and media consultant bruno del granado is here. that's coming up later in this half hour of the show. and with that, we turn now to different news this morning. that being the death of mary kennedy.
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this is the latest tragedy for the nation's most famous family. an autopsy has now confirmed that she did die from hanging herself, and investigators are treating it as a suicide. her estranged husband robert kennedy jr. confirmed her struggles with depression. he told "the new york times" she had been in a lot of agony, and family members had tried their best to provide the help they could. no doubt, being a kennedy was one more burden. >> the fact that she would choose to end her life in one of the outbuildings is kind of a metaphor, i think, for someone who maybe was not fully comfortable with the life of a kennedy that she had married into. >> i'm miss her. i liked her very much. i think -- i think i really feel badly for her children. >> mary had been living apart from her husband for almost four years in fact. there was a legal struggle now, though, over who will decide how and where she will be buried.
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and now new extraordinary new insight into the night that trayvon martin was fatally shot by george zimmerman. newly released video shows martin at a sanford, florida, 7-eleven buying the skittles and iced tea that police later found on his body. it's part of nearly 200 pieces of evidence prosecutors just released. a medical report notes zimmerman's apparently broken nose and photos show his injuries. another image shows the gun used to shoot martin at close range. and there's an audiotape where a witness is heard saying she heard the police arrive just five seconds too late. >> a lot of new information helping both sides. also facebook's long-awaited public stock offering will be launched just hours from now. shares will cost $38 each when they are sold on the nasdaq exchange later today. more than 421 million shares of common stock will be sold making it one of the most valuable companies in history to go public. a big, big day on wall street and for mr. zuckerberg. two outraged lawmakers promise to make sure to --
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facebook co-founder saverin never sets foot in the u.s. again. the brazil-born saverin recently renounced his american citizenship just to avoid paying millions in taxes when facebook's stock goes public later today. with more on this, here's sunlen miller. >> reporter: this is quite the status update. >> pay your taxes in full or don't ever try to visit the u.s. again. >> reporter: that message was sent to eduardo saverin, the young co-founder of facebook. saverin has given up his u.s. citizenship and has now become a permanent resident of singapore. the move was immediately met with pushback because he stands to make $4 billion when facebook goes public today. becoming a citizen of singapore would save him a whopping $67 million in taxes. >> it just so happens the country where he has chosen to reside, singapore, has no capital gains tax. >> reporter: senate democrats have proposed a bill in
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congress, the expatriates act to stop saverin in his tracks. >> we've got troops overseas that are sacrificing on our behalf every day. mr. saverin spits in their eye. he spits in the eye of the american people when he does this. >> reporter: the bill imposes a mandatory 30% tax on capital gains of those who renounce their u.s. citizenship for tax gains and would bar those individuals like saverin from ever entering the united states again. >> this is a great american success story gone horribly wrong. >> reporter: saverin has defended his move to singapore. in a written statement says, my decision to expatriate was based solely on my interest in working and living in singapore where i have been since 2009. but senators up here aren't buying it. democrats plan to move on this bill as soon as possible. this means if the bill gets
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through congress, one of facebook's co-founders may never be allowed in the u.s. again. sunlen miller, abc news, on capitol hill. some 20,000 acres are now up in flames across arizona as four wildfires continue to burn out of control. the most dangerous fire threatening a historic mining town is only 5% contained. and more than 500 firefighters are scrambling to protect the community where three homes have already been destroyed. fires are also raging in colorado, new mexico and utah. and with that, here's a look at your friday forecast. some more gusty winds fueling those fires in the southwest. also some thunderstorms around cheyenne, salt lake city and billings moving later in to the dakotas. another beautiful day, though, here in the northeast. also some showers and thunderstorms from the carolinas down to florida. >> 88 in miami. 82 in atlanta. 76 here in new york. mostly 80s across the midwest. dallas gets up to 87. and phoenix, 97. 80 degrees in sacramento and
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just 61 in seattle. this story blows my mind here. >> talk about dedication. >> no kidding. we're going to give a "world news now" shout-out to henry rueden of green bay, wisconsin, and wish him luck for what he's about to do this weekend. he's going to run his 800th marathon. >> wow. >> he has logged more than 21,000 miles running in all 50 states and d.c., as well as all seven continents, including antarctica, collecting plenty of souvenirs. >> the 62-year-old accountant works full time but still manages to fit in about 67 marathons a year. often completing two races in a single weekend. >> how many sneakers do you think he owns? >> that man must be in the best shape of anybody. >> i haven't run 26.2 miles since birth and this man is doing two races a weekend. >> he does admit he's a little on the slower side now that he's aging and he says he completes his marathons in six hours. some people are completing them in less than an hour, hour and a
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half, but it doesn't matter if it takes you three days to complete a marathon. 800 of them! >> cheers to him on this friday. >> absolutely. >> long life to you, my friend. >> good for you. coming up next, the most memorable sights and sounds of the week in our "friday rewind." >> and we'll return to our top story on donna summer. you're watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by tide. >> world news now weather brought to you by tide. ed white and blue means so much to me. it means opportunity it means anybody can attain whatever they want to do just 8 years ago i was in a refugee camp and i didn't even have a country now i had a country that i was given the flag to carry in opening ceremony everything is possible this is what red white and blue means to me. what does it mean to you? ♪ ♪
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welcomck, welcome back, everybody. time for our friday tradition now. >> our look back at the week that was from the "modern family" star revealing her battle with kidney disease. >> to the shocking revelation that jpmorgan lost more than $2 billion of investors' money. here's our "friday rewind." >> we know we were sloppy. we know we were stupid. we know there was bad judgment. >> banks have always figured out how to circumnavigate the girls. >> will you personally fight repeal that act? >> well, look, congress is clearly on notice that i think it's a bad idea. >> you know, he said his views
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were evolving on marriage. call me cynical, but i wasn't sure that his views on marriage could get any gayer. >> i think it's been proven already that edwards is a cheat. he's a liar. despicable actions altogether. but was what he did a criminal act? and that's not at all clear. >> there's no question these documented injuries helped zimmerman's case. but the fundamental legal question remains, who was the aggressor? >> as they look at this family under a microscope, they are probably seeing a number of things that maybe just aren't right, but they may not have really, at the end of the day anything to do with isabel's disappearance. >> they have a great fear that if he is suffering from senility or dementia, that type of thing, that it could damage the witherspoon brand.
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>> were you afraid that people if you told them, would maybe feel sorry for you or pity you? >> well, that's why i didn't -- i never really, like, went to like the public about it because i didn't want people to feel sorry for me at all. >> i literally never thought i would make it this far ever. and so for me, every week was like a -- oh, wow. oh, gosh. we did it. yea. we're here another week. >> i proved that i have enough strength to finish what i start to do. >> and looking at it next week. "the wall street journal" has an article out today pretty much blasting mr. dimon from jpmorgan chase about what he knew about those losses. check that article out. on a lighter note, 20 years ago, joey buttafuoco case, the long island lolita case. >> that happened 20 years ago. it's incredible that was in 1992. >> i didn't think it's been that long. >> also this weekend something
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is happening on "snl." >> mick jagger will be hosting "saturday night live." all kinds of potpourri. >> and your ex-wife, "keeping up with the kardashians," seventh season. >> back for season 86. yes, looking forward to that. coming up, we're returning to our top story. the life and death of donna summer. >> her impact on the record industry, dance music and women who have taken the stage since. that's coming up next. >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this rerererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererererere
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♪ i love to love you baby i love to love you baby ♪ returning to our top story, donna summer, who defined a disco generation has passed away at just the age of 63. >> such sad news getting this yesterday. her music was synonymous with the '70s, the disco movement and
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yet she raised the bar with every song she recorded. bruno del granado is here. thank you as always for being here. just talk a little bit about her career. how did she get to be such a big act? >> it took her going to germany and hooking up with one of the top disco producers or dance club producers at the time. hooking up with him and coming up with that first big global smash which is "love to love you baby." she had a tremendously global hit with that. was banned on u.s. radio for a long time because of -- >> too hot? >> just a little too sexy. >> didn't she have gospel roots? >> she came from church. her influence was mahalia jackson. she grew up with mahalia jackson. like whitney houston. very much a gospel influence. >> she never made it into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame which is incredible to even think about. such a megastar. never made it that far. how many grammys did she win? >> donna won five grams. "last dance" also won best oscar. she won over 12 american music
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awards and sold almost 70 million records throughout her career. let's keep in mind even though she was a face of dance, disco music in the '70s. she had hits in the '80s and '90s and just a couple of years ago a top 20 album again. she was not just a queen of the '70s. if donna and gloria gaynor. where is their standing in terms of queen and empress and princess? clarify. >> if you talk about the disco era, the two icons are donna summer and gloria gaynor. donna was always a queen of disco and she was the first lady, which is a nice, nice way to put it. >> we have the queen of soul aretha franklin. so we're going to get all our titles straight here. her spotlight in music history is extremely secure. you'll stick around and talk about how influence is even seen in today's artists. many of them spoke out yesterday on twitter expressing condolences.
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>> we can't wait to hear all about that. >> don't go far. ♪
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♪ ♪ we're back now with more on the original disco queen, donna summer, who passed away at just 63 after a battle with lung cancer. our media music consultant, bruno del granado. you said disco has officially died. >> people talked about disco dying 20, 30 years ago. it still kept going very strong because donna summer toured consistently throughout the years. >> her influence lives on now and will probably live on forever. >> you talk about beyonce, jennifer lopez. they have learned every single
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move musically and dancewise from donna summer. madonna if you think about madonna, pushing the button with her songs. it all goes back to donna summer's "love to love you baby." mary j. blige. you name it they've all been influenced by her. even duran duran were called donna summer major influence. >> maybe even lady gaga. she's been influenced. >> donna summer was a songwriter as well. lady gaga is a songwriter who happens to mix image with music in her visual and sound is very blended together. the way donna summer did back in the heyday. >> clearly the '70s look. that was the era she represented. all about visual presentation like she said. and she was also working on a new album. >> a brand new album she was working on in florida. i'm sure we'll see the light of day before the end of the year. i'm sure a lot of people want to hear it. she's been relevant, like we talked in the last block
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musically for the last 20 years. >> "love to love you baby" was a 17-minute song with 20 simulate orgasms. back in the day that was quite -- >> thank you for telling us. >> that was a stat i had hidden in my pocket. >> how do you think she'll be remembered because there was -- during an interview with "ebony" magazine she doesn't want to be remembered as a sex symbol. she didn't want people to look at her and associate it with sex, sex, sex. how do you think she'll be remembered? >> her music will always be remembered as a happy time because of the disco and happy times. i think donna summer always put a positive spin on everything. >> and we've lost so many legends in the last few months. whitney houston back in february. dick clark just a few weeks ago. now donna summer. you get the sense an era is ending. >> who is the next donna summer, the next whitney. the next michael. he don't seem to have those artists coming up. >> times have changed. thank you as always for being
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this morning on "world news now" -- revealing new evidence in the trayvon martin murder investigation. videotapes showing the unarmed teen just before his death are released. >> along with new photographs of the suspect george zimmerman who was injured that night. it's friday, may 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm diana perez. paula faris is on assignment. >> you made it through your first week. congratulations. >> i made it. >> finish strong. you'll sleep well this weekend. trust me. >> can't wait. >> good morning, everybody.
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happy friday. i'm rob nelson. we'll explain the new developments in the trayvon martin case coming up. then we'll take you to california where a man who crashed his truck and was thrown from the wreckage was not found for more than a week. his relatives have tough questions for both police and paramedics. also, the life and death of donna summer. you couldn't help but get into a dancing mood when her music played. hear what she had to say about her own career. >> very interesting genesis to that famous song "she works hard for the money." and to hear it from donna herself. really cool insight into her career there. and later, al gore is back in the headlines, and not because of his politics or even his stance on the environment. those well known views. it has to do with his marriage. that is coming up in "the skinny." >> also very interesting. >> al could be back on the scene a little bit, looking for greener pastures, shall we say. >> maybe he already found it. >> you never know. but first, the more we learn about the terrible night trayvon martin died, the more tragic this becomes. we've learned a mountain of new details from nearly 200 pieces of evidence that prosecutors just released. >> among them, the last images of trayvon martin alive. surveillance video from the convenience store shows the teen
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buying the skittles and iced tea shortly before police found his body in sanford, florida. abc's t.j. winick has more. >> reporter: we now know that trayvon martin, the 17-year-old who was shot and killed by george zimmerman, had the marijuana component thc in his system the night of his death. zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder even though we now know one police investigator wanted him charged with manslaughter. the autopsy also revealed martin was shot from a distance between 1 inch and 18 inches away, bolstering zimmerman's claim he fired during a struggle that landed zimmerman on his back, martin straddling him and banging zimmerman's head on the ground. and pictures at the police station after the shooting show zimmerman's face which appears marked and the back of his head which is clearly lacerated. in this newly released document, an officer on the scene notes zimmerman's nose appeared to be broken. also released, a chilling image of the gun zimmerman used to
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kill the unarmed martin. documents show a police officer called the shooting, quote, avoidable had zimmerman remained in his vehicle and awaited the arrival of law enforcement. in a review of the cause, it was determined that george zimmerman yelled help or help me 14 times during approximately 38 seconds. trayvon's own father confirmed the voice on the recordings was not his son's, contradicting statements he would later make. t.j. winick, abc news, new york. >> a lot of new evidence coming out on this. obviously, 200 pieces. one investigator, to reiterate, said the whole thing could have been avoided if zimmerman had simply stayed in his car and waited for police to get there instead of taking matters into his own hands. again, the key question here is that -- still not clear who provoked what? >> what happened? >> that's the thing. >> as we've been saying, that is the black hole in the investigation. how did they end up where they were on the floor during this altercation? that's what everybody wants to
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know. why did he pull the trigger? >> also some discrepancies about the family saying about the voice calling out for help because there was a help or help me heard on the tape 14 times. the mom initially said, yes, i recognize my son's voice. dad said, no, it's not. now the lawyers say, no, the tapes have been cleaned up and dad saying, yes, that is our son's voice. a little back and forth. more evidence but with more evidence comes more questions. >> there are a lot of questions with this investigation. >> absolutely. also another major headline this morning. we are remembering donna summer, the queen of disco. she was the voice and the face of the '70s. and its glittery, exuberant dancing back then. her breathy and sexy "love to love you, baby" was the first of her 19 number one dance hits. that is second only to madonna. it's impossible to listen to any of them now and not still, even today, want to get up and dance. >> i think what donna brought to the world with her music was a lot of happiness to a lot of people. >> donna summer is definitely a giant in the music industry.
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she got a lot of people out of their chairs with all of her dance hits. >> according to reports, summer died of lung cancer at her home in florida. she was just 63 years old. her family released a statement saying they are at peace, and they are celebrating her extraordinary life. and also details being reported by tmz that there will be a public memorial that will take place in nashville this coming wednesday. our remembrance of donna summer does not end here. we want to hear what donna summer had to say herself about the music that kept so many of us dancing. that's coming up in her own words later in this half hour. >> it's pretty incredible. not only the back story about "she works hard for the money," but there are back stories to all of these songs. this "love to love you, baby," she recorded it laying on her back in the recording studio envisioning what marilyn monroe would coo and how she would say these words. that's how it became so breathy and sexy, which at the time -- >> it was raunchy for its day. it was like, whoa.
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people backed away from it. people wouldn't play it because it was that out there. funny that marilyn was the inspiration. that all-american icon of sexy. that's who she was emulating on the floor in the recording studio. it's still a sexy song. it still works today. >> oh, it does. >> miss summer knew what she was doing. she didn't want to be remembered for sexiness. she wanted to be remembered for making songs that would outlive her, which they will. >> and they will. that's exactly what she was able to do. moving on to north carolina where jurors will begin deliberations today in john edwards' conspiracy trial. in closing arguments, prosecutors said the one-time presidential candidate would, quote, deny, deceive and manipulate at every turn to protect his political career. his defense attorney said what he did was a sin, not a felony. edwards could go to prison for up to 30 years if he's found guilty. the key prosecution witness in the roger clemens perjury trial will testify for a fifth straight day today. in his latest round of
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cross-examination, clemens' former trainer brian mcnamee admitted he has mixed up some dates and some details and even embellished his story to investigators. but he is still sticking with his main story that he did inject clemens with steroids on several occasions starting back in 1998. and two former florida a&m band members have been sentenced to 30 days at a work camp on probation -- and probation for hazing a female clarinet player last fall. aaron golson and sean hobson pleaded no contest in the beating of freshman bria hunter. that incident took place just three weeks before the hazing death of drum major robert champion. golson is also 1 of 11 students charged in champion's death. a northern california man has been found alive, but critically injured a full week after his car rolled over into a wooded area near a busy highway. investigators found michael sanchez's pickup right away, but it took another seven days before they actually found sanchez himself under a bush unconscious. his family is understandably
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upset and also wondering what took so long. >> in hindsight, no, you know, it didn't work out the way it was supposed to work out. and nobody is happy about that. >> he's 25. he's young, and he's strong. and that's why he was able to survive. >> his prognosis is still unclear. for now, sanchez is hospitalized and is on life support. we are just hours away from a wall street frenzy like none other. one of the biggest public stock offerings in history. just eight years after mark zuckerberg launched facebook, stocks will start selling this morning at $38, valuing the company at a staggering $104 billion. about 90% of shares will be available only to the very wealthy. ordinary investors will get a chance to buy the stock through traders later on. >> i read things that say you should invest in companies you like or know. and i know this company very
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well. >> first of all, the institutions have gotten there first. we're getting their sloppy seconds. >> zuckerberg will remain facebook's largest shareholder with his stake in the company worth nearly $20 billion. in high-tech fashion, he'll ring in the opening bell on nasdaq remotely from facebook's california headquarters. >> what a wonderful day it must be in the facebook office. they are having one of their all-night hack-a-thons tonight to mark the occasion. they came out with a list, all the big wigs what they'll be worth after today. the poorest on the list will make $400 million today. for zuckerberg, $19 billion. >> i'm sorry i mispronounced your name, mr. zuckerberg. i still want to be your friend. >> of course. we all want to be your friend. here's your friday forecast, everybody.
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some showers and thunderstorms from charlotte and atlanta down to miami. heating up across the plains. also stormy in the northern rockies and the dakotas. some gusty winds in the southwest. >> 97 in phoenix. 89 in albuquerque. 60s from seattle to salt lake city. fargo hits 90. omaha, 86. detroit, 73. 70s from boston to baltimore. upper 80s from dallas to miami. well, we have all heard the proverbial fish tale, but this one kind of tops them all. >> oh, wow. a fisherman hooked a 1,360-pound kaluga sturgeon in a northeastern china river basin. enlisting some much-needed help, he turned this monster over to a breeding station. wow. it's a whale. >> shamu, what's up? it turned out to be a female carrying more than a million eggs. and that's good news since the kaluga is critically endangered. a big catch in many ways that can help the species. >> a million eggs. >> you got one and you know how that feels. >> a million eggs? >> can't get my mind around that. coming up next, the food
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well, online this week, there were plenty of look-ups as web surfers wanted more dirt on the finale of "desperate housewives." the search engines were burning as people wanted more details about jpmorgan chase. for all those details we're joined by yahoo! web life editor heather cabot. good morning, heather. >> good morning, guys. the web went crazy this week following the mess over at jpmorgan and the new class action lawsuit filed against the nation's largest bank. as the estimated losses in
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derivatives trading climbed to more than $2 billion, yahoo! users hunted down all the details. searches for jpmorgan jumped close to 800% this week. and look-ups for the bank's embattled ceo also soared. there was also interest in the relationship between the white house and the bank and the troubled bank's bailout by the u.s. the grisly discovery of 49 decapitated bodies in mexico also riveted the online world this week. the disturbing find was made on mexico's mother's day, may 10th, and since then, searches for mexico's drug war and upcoming presidential election next month have been spiking. look-ups for mexico news soared 329% over the last seven days. in entertainment news, it's all about may sweeps this week and the finales of well-loved shows like "desperate housewives" and "house." the women of wisteria lane are the big winners in tv finale searches on yahoo!. topping the list of most searched. and when it comes to premieres, "the bachelorette" is attracting a ton of interest. look-ups for the bachelorette herself were up more than 1,400%. searches for north carolina hometown, past boyfriends and,
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of course, those bikini pictures are big right now. while we're on the subject of love, yahoo! shine and "fitness" magazine found that americans are enjoying their sex lives. in a new survey out this week, 64% of men and women say they are making love one to three times a week. half of women and 60% of men say they wish it was more often, and they say dinner and wine puts them in the mood most. finally this week, lots of americans have vanilla on the brain from vanilla frosting to cupcakes to ice cream to extract. the flavor seems to be gaining on chocolate. at least according to this week's search trends. and that is your week end search. have a great weekend. back to you. coming up next, al gore, his love life and his marriage. >> it's a challenge keeping up allegations against john travolta. we're sorting it all out in "the skinny" for you.
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so skinny ♪ ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ welcome back, everybody. a name you don't hear too often in our "skinny" segments. former vice president al gore. of course, after like 40 years of marriage, he and tipper announced two years ago they were done. kind of after the 2000 election, things went south after that. they haven't officially divorced. they haven't even begun taking steps to divorce yet, but al got a new boo apparently. this is confirmed by abc. first reported by "the washington post." he's now dating this woman on the right-hand screen. elizabeth keadle. she has a background in science and also a devotion to the environment. big thing they have there in common. she's a wealthy democratic donor, better known as liz. she lives out in california. recently accompanied the former veep to a trip to antarctica and other big wigs taking an environmental trip out there. gore is now 64 years old but again, still married but back on the scene. player, player, mr. vice president. good for him.
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life moves on. there you go. finding some greener pastures. >> nicely put. >> thank you so much. now to a name that has been in "the skinny" quite a bit lately, mr. john travolta. once again. as you all know, he's been accused and there was a lawsuit that was brought against him where two masseuses said that he behaved inappropriately and they were accusing him of sexual battery. the first one dropped his charges, dropped his attorney and said he wanted to have nothing to do with it. the second one now is doing the same thing. but the attorney for both of them who they were represented by the same person said he didn't understand why they were going to do that. why they wanted to drop the case. as you may remember, tmz had all kinds of photo evidence that john travolta was nowhere near where one of the masseuses claimed these things were happening. but interesting turn of events. superstar attorney, superstar attorney gloria allred has
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scooped both of those john does up because their names are not public. and so it's going to be interesting to see where all this goes. they've dropped the cases but scooped her up. does the drama continue or -- >> we'll see what these masseurs' stories go. very interesting. seems the case is crumbling just a little bit. >> some cracks. also for the first time in a lot of years, conan o'brien stopped by letterman last night. they had a little fun at the expense of jay leno. we all remember the conan/jay drama from a few years ago. who was going to host the "tonight show." and letterman likes to rip jay. this was a jay bashing fest. take a listen. >> but he and i are different. and so we didn't have a lot to talk about in common. i don't own many automobiles that were made before 1904. >> some light-hearted ribbing. letterman really went at it. he said, when this whole 2010 "tonight show" incident came along i said, oh, yes, that's the jay i know saying he could
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be a little bit of a brat. letterman went after him a little bit last night. good to see conan -- >> sore wounds never heal. ♪ >> sore wounds never heal.
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♪ ♪ they said it on the air on the radio ♪ ♪ on the radio ♪ we all know that voice. we, of course, are remembering the great disco queen donna summer who passed away yesterday at just 63 years old. before she passed, she got a generation up and dancing with hit after hit. >> that's right. and here's donna summer in her own words with the story behind an unforgettable song and what inspired her to write it. ♪ let's dance the last dance ♪ ♪ let's dance the last dance tonight ♪ a lot of clubs had disco balls. and being sort of the queen of the disco made me like that
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synonymous with me. people would come to the shows with disco ball earrings and disco ball necklaces. >> i've got to get a look at this outfit. that is something else. this is sexy donna summer in her little girl outfit. you look like you should be out there ready to sell your newspapers. ♪ work hard for the money so hard for it honey ♪ ♪ she works hard for the money so you better treat her right ♪ i was at the grammys party, and i went to the ladies' room. and on my way in, i saw the bathroom attendant. my first thought was, she works hard for the money. i ran in the room and got my manager. we went back in the bathroom and grabbed some toilet paper. we started writing "she works hard for the money" and started writing the concept on a piece of toilet paper. "last dance," obviously, was very successful. is very successful. and it's still being played today. i mean it makes me very happy to
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be a part of pop culture. ♪ last dance tonight ♪ >> i love that that song has such humble roots. i love that story. and we want to know what is your favorite all-time song by donna summer. >> what's yours? >> "last dance." we all closed out a club or party with that song. come on, come on. we've all been there. >> there are so many other good ones. "she works hard for the money." >> i respect that. that's your favorite? >> that's my favorite only because of the days of -- ♪ she works hard for the money ♪ >> check out wnnfans.com and let us know your favorite donna summer song. >> and because it's appropriate -- >> you feeling it? ♪ >> oh, here it comes. >> oh, here it comes
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>> oh, here it comes.
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