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good morning, america. and breaking overnight, huge plunge at the pump. gas prices plummeting from coast-to-coast. down as much as 18 cents in the last week. savings we have not seen in years. just as the summer travel heats up on the highways. and breaking this morning, abc news has learned that the fastest-rising republican star, marco rubio, isn't being vetted at all for vice president. jon karl reports first on why rubio is not being considered for mitt romney's number two. and look at this incredible x-ray. this spear, three feet long, shot right through the skull of a 16-year-old boy. doctors say it's a miracle he survived. the stroke of luck that saved his life after a split-second mistake. and vandal scandal. the stunning moment caught on tape when this man defaced a priceless picasso.
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it's in a houston art museum. spraying paint in the shape of a ball. the mystery, baffling the art world now. and the frantic search to track him down. good morning, on this tuesday morning. and when you see that x-ray, it's amazing. >> unbelievable. >> that he's okay. >> 16-year-old boy out of florida, was out fishing. and took the spear right through his head. look at that. it went all the way through. he is going to be okay. we have the details, coming up. >> even doctors are amazed. today is the last day of spring. but you wouldn't know it. record-breaking temperatures all over the country. feels like the middle of august. heat from chicago, to big "d," in dallas. and a lot of that heat, headed right for the northeast. sam will be along with all the latest on that. >> coming our way. we're going to have the latest this morning on the jerry sandusky trial.
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that testimony is so chilling and so sad. his team is mounting defense right now. sandusky has not taken the stand. his wife is on the witness list. she may take the stand today. >> we'll ask dan abrams about that. and sharon osbourne, did you see her yesterday? speaking out about her emotional words about her son, jack's multiple sclerosis. why she may be blaming herself. >> he's taking solace in his little girl and this is treatable. and josh elliott is here. good news on gas prices. >> that's where we're going to begin. great news for gas prices and those of us with long commutes. gas prices taking a plunge and a big one. we're seeing savings this morning we haven't seen in months or years. bianna golodryga is here. good morning. >> reporter: finally good news, right. we got the latest figures, from gas stations coast-to-coast. we want to show you the national average. take a look at this. $3.50 per gallon, down 7 cents
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the last week or so. this is big news, as well. but the biggest news is happening on the west coast. take a look at this. in washington state, down 18 cents. oregon, down 17 cents. california drivers are saving 13 cents per gallon. that's the state with the most drivers. below $4 for the first time since february. and one analyst predicts the pries could drop another 75 cents in california in the coming weeks. and it's all because of weak demand. falling oil prices as refineries coming back online. 75 cents per gallon for a driver, a typical sedan would save about $12 every time they fill up. that's significant money, josh. >> california is the place to be. thank you, bianna. this morning, the white house is denying that president obama and russian president vladimir putin had anything other than a constructive meeting at the g-20 summit. but the looks on their faces certainly suggest otherwise. despite the apparent tension in the room, the leaders did agree that the violence in syria must
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end to prevent that country from descending into civil war. president obama said he and putin will work out any tensions between the two men. and the man president obama chose to become the next ambassador to iraq has withdrawn his nomination. brett mcgurk's judgment was questioning after sexually suggestive e-mails exposed his affair with a "wall street journal" reporter while both were in iraq. in those e-mails, mcgurk implied he would give gina chon access to sensitive information if their relationship blossomed. it turns out two strikes and the federal government is out. former pitcher roger clemens has been acquitted on all charges of lying to congress. it's the second time he's been tried for denying the use of performance-enhancing drugs while testifying before congress. this time, clemens choked up as he left court. >> all you media guys that know me and followed my career --
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>> clemens would go on to say that he put a lot of hard work into his career. the government spent some four years investigating him. in the end, the case rested on one witness and the jurors didn't believe him. and it's not your typical morning traffic jam. take a look. farmer in china decided to take his 5,000 ducks for a walk. they wanted to take a dip in a nearby pond, of course. but they had to waddle their way three-quarters of a mile to make it. the farmer says he didn't even lose one of those little guys or gals. he says all are accounted for this morning. what did he do? take roll? >> he is a champ. that's incredible. >> indeed. thank you to all the interns who counted the 5,000 ducks. >> right over there. all right.
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and you didn't wait until "play of the day" for that. all right, josh. thank you. now, to the latest on the trial of jerry sandusky. the prosecution has rested. and now, his defense team, laying out their case. and the big question, will his wife take the stand? abc's jim avila is there in pennsylvania with the very latest. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, robin. she's waiting in the wings, jerry sandusky's wife of more than 50 years, dottie. will she take the stand? what did she see? what did she hear? and for that matter, will jerry sandusky take the stand? those are the big questions today on the second day of the sandusky defense. this could be the day. his attorney hinted in opening statements the jury would hear directly from jerry sandusky. but when he last left the courtroom, the accused former penn state coaching legend was mum. >> what did you think of day one of the defense? >> reporter: the defense started slow with a string of character witnesses, who told jurors sandusky is a local hero, with a great reputation.
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and showering with boys was not unusual in the athletic world. but in the end, shedding little light on the actual 51 abuse charges. and some say sandusky must come to his own rescue or face a long stay in prison wondering why he didn't even try. >> he's going to have to look the jury in the eye and say, i did not do this. yes, i spent a lot of time with these young boys. my motives were pure. i did everything that people talked about, in terms of helping them. but i am not a child molester. >> reporter: he did it once for "the new york times." >> these allegations are false. i didn't do those things. >> reporter: but then, stumbled badly with follow-up questions nowhere near as vicious as he could expect in a grilling cross-examination. >> if i say no, i'm not attracted to boys, that's not the truth because i'm attracted to young people, boys, girls. >> reporter: and what about his wife, dottie? will she take the stand? she's on the witness list and
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has stood by her husband from the start. but what did she know? one victim told jurors, she was in the house upstairs, when he was abused and screaming. >> she could say she never heard such a thing. she could say, i have been with my husband for many years and i never suspected anything like this. >> reporter: so, the real question for the defense is, does dottie sandusky really know anything relevant that would help her husband on the stand? or would she just be another glorified character witness? robin? >> good question there, jim. thank you. we're going to bring in our legal analyst, dan abrams. we're going to ask you that in a moment. but first, sandusky, the chances he would take the stand? >> ordinarily, i would say, no way he's going to take the stand. looking at the kind of evidence coming in in this case, i would say, it could be their only hope. and then you listen to how he performed in those media interviews. and you say to yourself, how could they possibly put him on the stand? i mean, he was a disaster in those media interviews. so, he's in a -- somewhere
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between a tough and impossible spot. he's got to make a decision. i think he's probably not going to take the stand. and if he does, my guess is, it's not going to end up well. >> no telling what he'll say, based on what we've seen, in those media interviews. >> you can't parse words the way he parses words in the media interviews. >> he'll be grilled. >> yeah. they'll follow up. what did you mean by this? they can bring in all of the media interviews, as well. >> how about his wife? you heard what jim said. will she take the stand? and what help could she be? >> the real help, she could be is to humanize him. she may be able to help him on one or two occasions, saying he was or wasn't here on a particular date or time, et cetera. but in the end, i think she is a character witness for him. >> is she in possible legal trouble herself? >> i don't think so. there's been a lot of talk about what she might have done, should have done, et cetera. i think at this point, those are probably moral issues, rather
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than legal. >> this trial is moving quickly. >> absolutely. it was supposed to be a three-week trial. it could be a two-week trial. we could wrap up this week. >> all right. we'll be back with more. now, to politics. "your voice, your vote." and that breaking news in the veepstakes for mitt romney. abc's jon karl is learning that one of the most highly-touted and popular choices, florida senator marco rubio, is not even being considered now by the romney team. jon joins us now. jon, this is something of a surprise. a lot of republicans, like jeb bush, think rubio would be the most electrifying, most solid choice. but he isn't turning over background materials? >> reporter: that's right. this is a surprise, george. for months, even before romney secured the nomination, marco rubio was on top of everybody's list of potential running mates. i have learned that he's not been asked even the first step. he's not been asked to fill out questionnaires. he's not been asked to turn over documents by the romney vetting team. that's the kind of stuff you begin to do when you look at your short list of potential
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candidates. although the romney campaign will not comment, marco rubio will not comment, at this point, all indications are, he's not even being considered as a running mate. >> and all eyes are on several former governors, governors, members of congress, that have actually been out on the bus tour with mitt romney. let's show a few of them. former governor of minnesota tim pawlenty. ohio senator, rob portman. kelly ayotte, senator from new hampshire. and paul ryan, congressman from wisconsin. what the romney team is looking for here is has some experience, who is a safe choice. >> reporter: right now, the person i would put at the top of that list, george, is tim pawlenty, the former governor of minnesota. the romney team says he has been their most effective surrogate on the campaign trail. and he seems to have a very good relationship with mitt romney. >> fully vetted. he was the runner-up last time around for john mccain. >> reporter: absolutely. >> jon karl, thank you very much. a big challenge for the ipad this morning.
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microsoft trying to take a "bite" out of apple, revealing a brand-new tablet called the surface. abc's neal karlinsky goes inside all the hype. here's a look. >> reporter: this morning, microsoft is waking up to a word the company hasn't heard in a long time. wow. they call it surface. the newest competition for the ipad. and already, even microsoft's biggest doubters are calling it very cool. >> it's well-designed. it has cool, colorful accessories. i'm interested in it. >> reporter: it isn't your father's windows. it has a slick touchscreen just like the ipad. and a sleek new case, with a built-in kick-stand. unlike the ipad, it will run as a full computer. and it has a full, foldout cover that turns into a physical keyboard. >> microsoft has not had any product to compete with the ipad which has taken over the
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market in the last three years. microsoft has a product that looks like it can go toe-to-toe with the ipad. >> reporter: the stakes are huge, in an all-out tablet war between the titans of tech. google and amazon have their tablets, scratching at apple's heels. all of those shiny android tablets and the kindle fire can't compete. the all-powerful ipad, sold enough last year to nearly double the competition. the ipad is simply the gold standard. built in secret, entirely by apple. but microsoft has taken a page straight from the apple playbook this time. a top-secret hollywood launch for a device built head-to-toe in-house. >> looks like they can do a nice job with it, in terms of design and components. >> reporter: the question this morning is, can a company that failed to catch the company who made the ipod and underwhelmed in the case of the iphone, get it right this time? the tablet wars are on. and microsoft believes its magic is back. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle.
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>> pretty cool. we're going to turn to the mystery from texas where the search is on for the vandal who covered one of pablo picasso's masterpieces in spray paint and got away, even though the whole crime was captured on cell phone video. abc's rob nelson has the story. >> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: you can see it. but you just can't believe it. >> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: look at it again. a cell phone records a person at a houston museum, vandalizing a 1920 painting by pablo picasso, "woman in a red armchair." >> i'm shocked that he did it. like unabashed, he just ran up and did it. >> reporter: museum officials say the crime occurred last week. the painting was doused with gold spray paint in the image of a bull. and the word conquista, according to police, who says the vandal then fled. >> it goes against everything why art is there.
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it is supposed to provoke and mean something. but to destroy it -- >> reporter: the museum staff houses a conservation lab on-site. and workers are working feverishly to clean the painting. workers told "the houston chronicle" that repair work began immediately. and the painting has an excellent prognosis. >> it's excellent it can be repaired for historic purposes. it's excellent it can be repaired for the respect of houston. >> reporter: the museum was unable to estimate the painting's worth. but other picassos similar to this one have sold for tens of millions of dollars. no arrests have been made. but police are surely poring over the video to find the culprit. for "good morning america," rob nelson, abc news, new york. >> thank goodness they can fix that.
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i love the word they use for that "prognosis." >> i like that. we're going to move to the man who went on vacation, ended up a superhero. two days in a row, gus hurt came to the rescue. and dan harris is here with this amazing story. >> i love this story. you have to feel for gus. here's a father of four from virginia, who went to florida. all he wanted was a relaxing fishing vacation. and he keeps getting interrupted to heroically save people's lives. it started as a simple family vacation near tampa, florida. >> see the dolphins? >> reporter: but the other morning gus' wife looked out the window of their condo and saw that a driver had gone off the road, down this hill and into the water under this bridge. >> she yelled "there's a car in the water!" she called 911. i dove in the water. >> reporter: the driver, who had a diabetic episode, was unconscious but breathing. gus and this local fisherman pulled him out. >> another three or four minutes, he would have drowned. >> reporter: the next morning, as gus was trying to restart his vacation by going fishing, he looked up and saw a small, ultralight plane crash into the
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water. >> it passed over. started to descend. about 500 yards away, i saw a huge splash. it flipped over. i thought, oh, my gosh. here i go again. >> reporter: yet again, he leapt into action. he dragged the pilot -- >> a hard landing. >> reporter: -- and his female passenger, who had more serious injuries, on to his boat. family members of the victims were extremely grateful. >> thank you, thank you, thank you. bless his heart, he seems to be in the right place at the right time. >> reporter: so was the local fire chief. >> when you have citizens that are willing to step up, while waiting for us to get there and risk whatever it takes and make a difference, it does help us tremendously. >> reporter: but gus adamantly refuses to be called a hero. >> i did what anybody else would do. it was nothing spectacular about it except it happened twice in a row. >> reporter: he may not think he's a hero. but his children certainly do. >> i told him that he did something very good. and i don't know how i would do that.
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>> reporter: a little piece of advice, if you happen to be in the tampa area and you see gus hertz coming, go in the other direction. a local fire department was going to give hertz a citizens' heroic award after the first incident. but now he's doubly deserving. they'll give him the award on thursday. but it strikes me that is yet another interruption of his vacation. >> i think you want to be where gus is. if anything happens, he's there for you. >> that's another interpretation. >> dan, thanks. you'd do the same thing, wouldn't you, sam? >> i don't know. twice? i don't know. i might hold that cold, frosty drink and go, no, not again. let's get to the boards. we'll show you what's going on this morning. we give you a picture out of chicago. already at about 6:00 in the morning it was about 68 degrees, headed toward another 90-degree day. that's 12 presummer. the last day of spring right now. the big pocket of heat spreads across the country. it moves to the eastern seaboard
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over the next 24 hours. the most impressive numbers may be the heat index level. the combination of heat and humidity we usually don't talk about in spring. we usually talk about in summer. st. louis feels like 101, so does chicagoland. that heat is all over the country today. quick look at the big board.
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>> >> some of the heat comes with storms. we'll talk about that the next half hour. >> thank you, sam. look at this unbelievable x-ray. a three-foot spear went straight through a teenage boy's skull. what doctors say now about his miracle recovery. and gary giordano's quest for cash. why he's suing right now for millions, months after his travel companion, robyn gardner, disappeared in aruba. and sharon osbourne speaks out. her emotional breakdown about her son's health battle with ms. and undercover at the makeup
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domestic abuse charges involving his wife. 9:00 this morning a judge will get a progress report on domestic violence counseling. right now let's see how our commute is going. good morning. a little messy now 80 westbound accident motorcycle down two left lanes at carlson in richmond. this is past the accident flowing into the macarthur maze traffic bagging up 80 westbound out of richmond. 880 southbound a still blocking lane there. westbound 237 north first bagging to the -- backing to the 880 junction. mike will be here to update your weather, right
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welcome back. limited amount of low clouds near the golden gate bridge. thick along the coast even you will see sunshine right now 50s on our way to warmer weather this afternoon low to mid 60s along the coast, 67 san francisco, 70s around the bay, 80s, 90s inland.
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look at that teenager being rushed into medical care. he actually is conscious. and do you see? you can see the spear. a three-foot-long stainless steel spear, sticking out of his skull, after a fishing accident. how a little luck and a lot of work by doctors saved his life. >> that is just incredible. he is going to be okay. also this morning, the latest on gary giordano. remember him. he is the man who made headlines of the disappearance of his traveli traveling companion, robyn gardenguar gardn gardn gardner, went missing.
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and sharon osbourne, speaking out on her son, jack, and his diagnosis with m.s. also, we have a little investigation this morning. >> we do? >> the ugly truth revealed when we go undercover at the makeup counter. what you want to know about the cosmetics you may be about to put on your face. >> i know. hesitating. we'll get to that in our next half hour. now, that stunning story. a teenage boy survived after being struck in the skull with a three-foot stainless steel spear while out fishing with a friend. unbelievable image you saw. and abc's bazi kanani has more. >> reporter: good morning, robin. this spear is made of stainless steel. about three feet long. one look at the patient who had one of these inside his head, and you can immediately understand why doctors say it's miraculous that he survived. the teenager on the stretcher was conscious, still talking when paramedics rushed him to
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the hospital. his diagnosis was quite obvious and horrifying. his prognosis, unknown. >> the tip we could feel underneath, it didn't penetrate the skin. but you could feel it under the skin on his head. we knew it went through. >> reporter: doctors in miami show us what they saw. a spear, fired ooh from a gun like this one, went directly through yasser lopez's brain. lopez and his friends were using the spear to catch fish on this lake in miami, when the powerful spear gun somehow got pointed in the wrong direction. >> temptation, if you don't have experience in these things, oh, well, pull it out. you do that, most of the time it's going to be fateful. >> reporter: firefighters had to use a cutter to cut the spear so the teen's head could fit in a c.t. scanner. doctors used the images to plan the three-hour surgery that saved lopez's life. >> if you had to shoot a spear
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through there, this spear chose the right path to go. >> reporter: it travelled through the right hemisphere of his brain, less than an inch from the central brain that control senses, heart rate and breathing. somehow damaging all major blood vesseling along the way. >> these are structures, if they had gone through those, he wouldn't have survived the ride to the hospital. >> reporter: this morning, brain scans show little damage to lopez's brain. and his doctors are optimistic. >> he's making a pretty much miraculous recovery. >> reporter: a miraculous recovery from a split-second mistake that nearly cost him his life. the teenager is sitting up, saying a few words. his doctors are optimistic he'll make a full recovery. he may have lingering problems with movement on the left side of his body. his family didn't want to speak with the media. but he wanted the doctors to share those stunning x-rays and brain scans as a warning to other teenagers about the dangers of spear guns.
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robin? >> good of them to do that. so incredible. bazi, good to see you. thanks so much. we're going to turn to the latest on gary giordano, the man who was suspected but never charged for the disappearance of his traveling companion, robyn gardner, last year. he is suing over an insurance policy that giordano took out on gardner for their trip. >> reporter: giordano said he paid the premiums. now, it's time for the insurance company to pay up. in an effort to make them do just that, late last week, he filed a lawsuit against the company, for failing to pay him the death benefit he deserves. the latest legal battle for gary giordano is not as a suspect in the disappearance of his travel companion, robyn gardner, but a $3.5 million lawsuit insurance plan he took out on her when she was visiting aruba with him.
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two days later, he called to inquire about that policy. and the morning after he was released from custody in aruba, he tried to explain his rationale on "gma." >> that's a wonderful question. i understand that. my lawyer, at the time, he had -- he told me and said, you need to call insurance immediately. >> reporter: but an american express employee he spoke to, said giordano sounded excited, like he was about to win something. although the policy was for $1.5 million, giordano is suing for more than twice that. he said the accidental death package was 235part of his traveling package. >> if i go traveling and i disappear, i want them to be covered. okay? when i selected that, i was thinking for me. and she got the same thing. >> reporter: when abc news called american express, they told us, when somebody takes out a policy and there's no body, they're required to wait 365 days before making a claim.
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which wouldn't make giordano able to collect until august. robyn gardner's boyfriend says the new lawsuit makes him more suspicious of giordano. >> what he's doing right now is exploiting robyn's disappearance. and trying to make a fall fortune off of it. i didn't think it was possible to be more suspicious. but this absolutely does make me more suspicious of him. >> reporter: apparently giordano doesn't mind the publicity. last month, he got in trouble with the law in maryland on charges of indecent exposure after he was allegedly caught having sex in the back of an suv in a public parking garage. you have to hate when that happens. police say this was not a chance encounter. george, there was actually a mattress in the back of that suv. >> okay. a lot of information in that tag. linsey, thanks very much. i'm here with dan abrams now. you hear that story.
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and you say, have you no shame? >> the parking fees can be expensive at times. no, look. the bottom line, look, his position is, he had nothing to do with her disappearance. his position is, that's why you buy insurance. if something happen, you're allowed to recoup it. the problem is, he's got to know that everyone is watching, right? he's still considered in whatever this term means, the only suspect. and for him to go forward now, less than a year since she's gone missing, is just foolish. i mean, put aside the legal issues, for a matter of how people are going to perceive it, he has to understand that people are going to look at this and say, wait a second. now, this is the right thing to do? there needs to be a formal declaration made. >> that the body is still missing. >> right. that she's even died. >> once a year passes, and the insurance policy is at it, does he get the money?
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>> not automatically. the insurance could fight it. the insurance company could say we're going to fight this. we don't believe this is a legitimate claim, et cetera. so, they could, in their own way, kind of bring this to trial if that so chose to do. we'll see if that happens. >> and if he gets the money, is he then open to a civil suit? someone associated with robyn gardner would collect from him? >> there has to be someone withstanding to do it. a family member, sure. now, let's get the weather from sam. >> hi. >> he's here with us. >> no. it's fine. we're just doing some house cleaning over here. pay no attention over here. let's get what we've got going in chicago. we'll show you pictures, by the way, of -- a tree and a house in ohio, right? is that the next thing coming up? turns out it's pretty difficult to make dinner in norwalk, ohio, when the tree comes through the middle of the house about that
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time. there was big storm damage in that area. everybody's okay in that zone. minneapolis, fargo, duluth, marquette, all in line for the strong storms to develop, 70-mile-per-hour winds. golf ball-sized hail likely in this again. the heat in the middle of the country does move east. it's affecting a lot of folks. boston at 93. new york city, 98 degrees. not today. but tomorrow. huge, huge difference from one day >> all that weather was brought to you by the capital one venture card. the only place to escape the heat will be in the great northwest, and alaska.
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telling "hello" magazine that she feels it's somehow her fault. questioning if she did something wrong when she was pregnant. abc's amy robach has that story. >> um -- >> reporter: a heartbroken sharon osbourne chokes back sobs as she spoke for the first time monday on "the talk," about her son, jack's, devastating m.s. diagnosis. >> he's great. he's doing really, really good. and i want to thank everyone, for all their goodwill. lovely. >> reporter: her words coming just a day after the 26-year-old revealed his diagnosis. osbourne got the devastating news just two weeks after becoming a first-time dad. >> what i'm doing right now is not helping because i'm just feeling sorry for myself. and that is no good. so, we have to think positively. >> reporter: and that seems to be exactly what jack is doing. tweeting, thank you all so much for the kind of inspirational
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words. it means a lot. the son of rocker ozzy osbourne, jack shot to fame in the highly-related "the osbournes" reality show. but fame came with a price, as he battled addiction. a problem he spoke candidly with barbara walters with in 2003. >> it got to the point i was suicidal. >> why did you want to die? >> i wasn't happy when i was sober. and i wasn't happy when i was high anymore. >> reporter: but after checking into rehab, he turned his life around. meeting fiancee, lisa stelly. and welcoming daughter, pearl clementine, in april. the family here on the cover of "people" magazine. then, in may, he went to the hospital, concerned because he had lost much of the vision in his right eye. that led to the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. >> the disease is very variable. some people can be running a marathon with m.s. and others are in wheelchairs. >> reporter: for "good morning
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america," amy robach, abc news, new york. >> we're thinking of jack and wishing him the very, very best. coming up, why did this father make such a big face at the ballpark? it's in josh's "play of the day." come on back. [ female announcer ] fashion or food, it's all about taste. and the chefs at lean cuisine are loving tangy lemon, peppery poblano, sweet butternut. we're roasting, and grilling to create must-have meals with no preservatives. lean cuisine. be culinary chic.
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here's "the play of the day." >> in a good mood. the real "play of the day" will be seen. lara, i'm looking in your general direction. however, it's summer. let's go to the ballpark, shall we? taking in a ball game. although, just keep your eyes on the field. this might happen. that's santana. it looked innocuous enough. except for that guy in the black shirt. i will say, you know -- the ball's in the stands. he made the catch. >> that's a big guy, too.
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our hidden camera investigation. makeup testers. go nowhere. . good morning i'm kristen sze. parents after oakland school being shutdown are risking arrest this morning. they've been protesting the school's closure police put up fliers telling them to leave immediately many are not willing to budge. they are planning a rally later today. let's check in with meteorologist mike nicco. warmer today inland 80s and 90s mid to upper 70s bay shore 60s along the coast into san francisco, tonight 50s mostly clear sky tomorrow the warmest day in the forecast.
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[ cheers and applause ] there are some mighty happy folks with us here in times square. spend a little time with them. and we will in this hour. everyone knows lara breaks for yard sales. >> she didn't quite break yesterday. kind of peeled out. >> she had the parking brake. that was the problem. wait until she takes us to the biggest flea market in america. right there. >> about five people. >> oh, my gosh. >> there she is at rimfield.
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we asked lara to bring us back some gifts. i have to say, lara, you took care of me. >> you had a wide range of needs to be met at that mecca flea market. >> you really delivered. >> i had no idea i'd like what you got me. but, boy, it's incredible. >> we should be giving to you. happy birthday to you. >> yay. >> no. and just for you, we have a hidden camera investigation, that every woman watching needs to see. undercover at the makeup counter. what our cameras unearth what you're really putting on your face. this is important. gastric bypass surgery. that's where we're going next. it's a solution to so many people who are struggling with their weight. but it turns out it has shocking side effects for some people. and we'll get into that with dr. richard besser. speaking of birthdays, taken to the extreme. we're going to tori spelling's
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over-the-top celebration for her 4-year-old daughter. is it going too far? i want to dress up in a princess costume and a fascinator. >> you see that? >> sure we can arrange that. let's start out with some news and josh. >> starting with good news, everybody. good morning to you. a big headline about gas prices this morning all across the land. they have dropped. an average of 7 cents per gallon in the last week or so. but drivers on the west coast saving even more. as much as 18 cents per gallon compared to just last week. and all because of falling demand and lower oil prices. one analyst even predicting a possible 75-cent drop in california in the coming weeks. and former penn state football coach, jerry sandusky, could take the stand as early as today in his child molestation trial. he's charged with abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period. sandusky's wife is also on the witness list. the defense is expected to argue that sandusky has a personality disorder, causing him to express
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himself emotionally to attract attention. meanwhile, in colorado, at least eight more homes have been lost to that, the most destructive fire in state history, as it grows to more than 90-square miles. more than a dozen major wildfires are turning from wyoming to arizona. and the record-high temps that the firefighters have been battling are now moving east. sam has much more on the first summer heat wave in a few moments. meanwhile, the popular republican view for top choice for the vice president, is apparently not even being considered by the mitt romney campaign. abc news is learning this morning that florida senator marco rubio is not currently being vetted as a possible running mate for romney. he's not been asked to turn over any documents typically required of v.p. candidates. and a sign of the times this morning. for the first time, asians have surpassed hispanicing as the largest immigration group in the united states. a substantial date of illegal
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immigrants crossing the border. also this morning, adidas is apologizing for a new sneaker that created a firestorm of controversy before it even hit store shelves. take a look. now that you can see, the sneaker included plastic shackles. the company boasted the shoes are so hot you need to lock them to your ankles. critics say the design invokes very painful images of slavery. adidas has canceled plans to sell that sneaker. and finally, the reach of mickey mouse, extending far beyond earth. take a look at what the nasa spacecraft found on the mars surface. it would be a great spot for the next theme park. but it would be some 800 degrees. that would be great. >> yeah. >> moon rescue.
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>> you said it. >> i like it. let's go. okay, birth day girl? >> "pop news" birthday edition. good morning, everybody. the hello kitty spa is now open in dubai. very exciting. >> thank goodness. >> while the sugary cuteness factor is at about 11 on a scale of 1 to 10, they want to insure you a treatment, the kitty cure, they're meant for grown women, as well. they offer two menus. one for little princesses and one for queens. they include the perfect makeover facial. and if you're really a fan of the cartoon kitties, you can fly over on the new hello kitty airline by eva air. and you'll be feline fine. ding. if you haven't -- that wasn't nice.
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this one night get a cricket because it's science. if you haven't tucked in. researchers have gone through thousands of combinations and come up with the healthiest possible meal on the planet. here it is. get a pen. a salmon taurine. a simple salad with oil as the dressing. and for dessert, yogurt covered with walnuts. that is so chock full of superfood, can boost memory. you can remember what the meal is, the doctor who devised the menu says he had the idea for the perfect airline meal. and said the dish worked perfectly at home. it's a great idea. >> i'm not too crazy about salmon. i'm not into fish. >> i'm not into walnuts. >> go with almonds. it will be fine. >> it's on our website if you're interested in the details.
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this is fun. it seems like ryan gosling was making girls swoon before "the notebook." in a video posted on youtube already going viral, the young gosling singing and dancing at a talent show in canada. with his sister, you'll see her coming up. hopefully, we'll get a little dance action. the kid had moves. >> that's ryan gosling? >> looks like macaulay culkin. >> looks at him. it was the age. the hammer pants. this was pre "the mickey mouse club." and we can see where he got his talent. finally, it's tuesday. that means it's time to meet charlie. charlie, the duck. charlie was born with a gift. despite his awkward kick, the kid's got wheels. charlie prefers streets to the sky. he has since he could waddle. let me tell you, as he grew, he's not let those webbed feet
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slow him down. charlie, the fastest duck in the west. >> that's the same duck? >> that's charlie as an adult. charlie's still running. >> and he would rather run than fly? >> he would rather run than fly. >> a double-duck tuesday. >> double-duck tuesday. sam, how about some weather? >> good morning from times square. not only good morning, but happy birthday, lara. i'll tell you, signs are getting more and more -- and what's your name, sir? >> roger. >> where are you guys from? >> fresno, california. i kind of figured. it says right there. let me get out from behind you. and come over here. tell me your name? >> i'm gavin from grand haven, michigan. hi, mary. >> look at all the work on that one. it's getting tougher and tougher to make a sign here on "good morning america." a lot of competition. let's hit the boards. here's where we start. one place you can escape where all the warm air is. seattle, spokane, portland,
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boise. that's in the northwest. elsewhere in the country, 101 in vegas. that's kind of what you expect this time of year. but look at denver. look at other places in the middle of the country. kansas city, chicagoland, all coming in with the warmer-than-normal temperatures. and now, that moves into the east and northeast for the n >> and now, it's back to -- >> happy birthday, lara. >> thank you. thanks, everybody.
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thank you, sam. and here's a look at what we have coming up on our "gma morning menu." undercover at makeup counter. revealing the ugly truth about the cosmetics you're trying on. and, yes. everybody knows i break for yard sales. but this is the anchor edition. wait until you see what they sent me out hunting for. and what i brought back. extreme birthday party for kids. we're going inside tori spelling's lavish celebration. too much too soon? find out on "gma." ♪ he may not be a movie star
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♪ but when it comes to being happy, we are ♪ ♪ there's not a man today who could take me away from my guy ♪ ♪
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makeup samples really are. you thought about this. abc's elisabeth leamy is here with results of her hidden camera tests. >> yes. >> do tell. >> reporter: clerks told us they usually switch out their makeup samples just once a year, which means when you use them, it's kind of like sharing your cosmetics with hundreds, maybe even thousands of strangers. the allure and intrigue of a new look. it's the reason so many of us are drawn to the makeup counter. but what else could you be putting on your face, along with that sparkle, glitter and glitz. my germ detection team and i hit ten stores in two states to find out. armed with sterile swabs and an undercover camera, we collected samples from three categories. eye shadow, foundation and lipstick. 30 specimens in all. at one of our first stops, we found a these fuzzy lipsticks.
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they rated pretty high on our gross meter. but would they be germy, too? at another store, we found a lipstick that's meant to fight germs. but could it? >> scrape the lipstick off of the tube to an applicator. but they didn't sanitize the tube first. then, there's this. a commune brush. most stores offered disposable applicators. but we were shocked to find one store with makeup brushes for everyone to share. we had to swab one. we sent all of our swabs to nyu's microbiology department. brace yourself. this lipstick was the best sample in our test. here's why? how do you do that? >> rubbing alcohol. >> reporter: it worked. the alcohol killed all of the germs. but what about the fuzzy
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lipstick? and the sterile applicator into the nonsterile lipstick. they contained bacteria. and one of our worst offenders was that communal brush. >> double-dipping, who knows how many dips you do. >> reporter: that brush was loaded with organisms, indicating skin bacteria. and our worst sample isn't pretty. it came from this foundation. it was harboring loads of a bacteria strain that can make you sick. >> if you have an open cut, you might not want to go that route, using makeup that's been used by other people. >> reporter: even worse, one of every five of our samples, 20%, showed significant growth of mold, yeast or fecal matter. the thought of what you could be putting on your lips left some shoppers speechless. what do you think? others had plenty to say. >> i don't need the cesspool.
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>> that's crazy. >> i don't want that on my lips. >> that's so foul. >> i like that a lot. >> reporter: we shared our findings with elizabeth wells. >> i would not want to go near one. there's better ways to do it. >> reporter: for eye shadow and eye liner, use a disposable applicator. and test it on your hand, instead of your eye. for foundation, test it on your neck, away from your face and lip. as for lipstick, don't put it anywhere near you mouth. instead, use the pad of your finger. >> you can't know what someone else has done before you. >> reporter: ail tips to keep ugly bacteria at bay and you looking pretty. >> thanks for the tips. second of all -- what was the worst? >> do you have a guess? >> i would say lipstick? >> i thought that, too. but the eye shadow and the foundation was the worst. there's no difference between
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the upscale department stores and the regular drugstore. >> something to keep in mind. >> your morning grossness. >> thanks, eli. josh and lara? >> okay, robin. who could forget watching lara hit the road at the end of yesterday's show. that was after she broke for the paparazzi and the folks here. >> look at that man running. >> look out. seriously, look out. all in search of bargain treasures. and not for any old folks. >> this was all for you, josh. of course, josh, robin, george and sam. the parking break was a situation. the el camino, though, i can fill it up. and i did so here. i do break for flea markets. this is one that's a magical place. for 52 years, 3 times a year, the sleepy town of brimfield, massachusetts, becomes a mecca. and it was the perfect spot to find just the right piece for my friends. take a look. what happens when you take 7,000
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antique dealers -- >> coming to brimfield for 25 years. >> reporter: stretch them out over six miles. >> coming to brimfield all my life. i'll be coming until the day i die. >> reporter: and mix in 35,000 flea market fanatics a day. >> the hunt. the thrill of the hunt. >> reporter: you get brimfield, where if you can imagine it, you can buy it. so, what better place to find my "gma" co-hosts the objects of their desires. what can i bring you back? >> a bowling pin. i'm a state bowling champ from mississippi. you said anything. >> i need a leather chair that i can have in here in the office. >> i wanted a weather vane and never had one. you know what i'm talking about. out on the barn house, weather vane. >> i would love a lamp. a really interesting lamp that could sit right here. there's one thing i could use in this office, how about a window? >> reporter: now that i'm armed with the anchors' wish list, it's time to break for brimfield.
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the pouring showers have not stopped flea marketers from all over the country to come and try to find treasures. no one is going to rain on my bargain-hunting parade. first up on my list, robin's bowling pin. look at what this says on it. abc. meant to be. does robin want modern bowling pins? or does she want antique bowling pins? these are the questions that i have. at first, sam's request for a weather vane seemed easy enough. what are you asking for this? >> this one's $36.50? >> reporter: $36.50? nope. that's $3,600. sorry, sam. that's not happening. that's the great thing about brimfield. there's something for everyone at every price point. i know somebody who loves dolphins and who wants a weather vane.
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okay. two down and two to go. this window is gorgeous. i love the detail. and i have a plan to turn it from junk to genius. >> i love that you turned a helmet into a lamp. is this perfect for josh, our knight in shining armor? i think so. last but not least, george and his chair. very stephanopoulos. or maybe we should go "mad men." am i getting a good deal here? >> the best piece all week. >> reporter: really? brimfield was a bonanza. but i have a couple do-it-yourself projects to work on before i can deliver the goods. all right. robin wanted bowling pins. and i found these three antique pins. i'm going to create a lamp for her. i broke the drill. but i got it done. george's vintage chair just needed some cleaning. but josh's took some work. sanding, breaking, painting, and replacing the glass with
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mirrors. it goes from being a piece of salvage to a piece of art. okay. it's showtime. i feel like the junk santa claus. >> oh, my god. it's the best ever. >> wow. >> reporter: come see your bowling pin. >> where do i turn? >> reporter: right there. >> whoa. >> this is so beyond -- how did you do this? >> where in the world did you find this? >> reporter: it's "sea rescue" weather man. what about your window? your new office? >> wow. look at that. >> reporter: you get to keep this. >> i love this. and i love this woman. >> reporter: i'll bet you can get that on your head. >> thank you. >> reporter: junk santa strikes again. with that, it's time to move on to my next design adventure. oh. there's the "sea rescue" weather vane.
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tomorrow, the series continues with a clutter intervention in the el camino. nobody will be injured. these are the gifts for everybody. >> really did a great job. >> fabulous job. >> the weather vane, sam. the bowling pins? >> i love it. love it. >> you can turn anything into a lamp. >> i thought i stumped you. >> where is our present for robin? who has robin's -- where is it? there it is. i also got this for you because you can get anything at rimfield. it was $5. george, just keep enjoying your chair. george made out in the deal. >> the greatest. >> you are smart. you are so smart in doing that. had i knew -- >> i got that. better than christmas. thank you, lara. if you think i'm being pampered, you have not seen anything yet. tori spelling, one of the most pampered hollywood kids of all-time. it's incredible, josh. over-the-top birthday party for her daughter, stella. as abc's paula faris reports,
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these parties aren't just for hollywood stars anymore. >> reporter: it looked like a fairy tale. but dreams really were coming true at this magical soiree. tori spelling going all-out once again, posting these pictures of her oldest daughter, stella's" birth day party. for the birthday bash, stella gave her mom orders to throw a pink and purple tea party. >> i looked at stella's party and to me, that was stella. every detail described who she is. a beautiful, feminine, little girl, who loves to host. loves to have a tea party. loves to have fun. >> reporter: on the birthday girl's guest list, a couple of disney princesses. belle and cinderella. >> vintage teacups. gorgeous peonies. pink luggage. you're showing a lot of love for your kid when you do this. >> reporter: spelling is known for going over-the-top with her celebrations. >> want a pony?
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>> reporter: and as her three kids grow, so does the party price tag. >> throwing these parties really putting your kid on the map. it's not only about the money. it's about expressing the personality of your kids. >> reporter: but they're not limited to reality show divas. now, even everyday parents are shelling out big bucks to make sure their kids get the happily ever half birthday. like on "outrageous kid parties." >> i was thinking like 15. >> $1,500? or $15,000? >> $15,000. >> the average mom should not be competing with tori spelling at all. the average mom should throw something that expresses who her child is. >> reporter: for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. >> i'm going to take a nap. we'll be right back.
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good morning i kristen sze. a former superintendent at the portola valley school district is due in court the next hour to face embezzlement charges. tim hanretty faces up to eight years if convicted. the district is missing $100,000. auditors discovered the missing money after hanretty was charged in april with misappropriating funds working for the woodside elementary school district. sue checking out the roads. good morning. beginning to ease up a little this is a little stkaoefing we had an accident earlier 80 westbound carlson motorcycle down out of lanes for sometime now the rest of the traffic
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headed towards the macarthur maze light at the bay bridge toll. drive times highway 4, 80 there's the crunch, 50 minutes towards the bay bridge now. >> we'll check in with meteorologist mike nicco for
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welcome back. clouds lingering along the coast. inland warmest weather east bay mid 80s to lower 90s mid to upper 80s north bay and
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south bay. 60s along the coast into san francisco. today almost as warm as tomorrow, ♪ dancing in the dark out in the street ♪ ♪ we're running shut down every block ♪ ♪ so, put your arms around me, baby ♪ ♪ we're tearing up the town 'cause that's just how we do ♪ ♪ how we do yeah, that's how we do ♪ ♪ how we do that's just how we do ♪ ♪ how we do that's just how we do ♪ [ cheers and applause ] that is rising superstar, rita ora, the jay-z protege. some are calling her the next rihanna.
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we can't wait to hear from her. >> i like her. i like her. >> did you see her kicks, too? >> very cool. a whole bunch of stars coming out. jeff daniels, the new drama on hbo. it's called "the newsroom." it got a lot of details right, yeah. we'll talk to jeff about that. >> for deejay friday, right? also, olivia wilde's here. inside her arresting, new, fake screen family. i'm going to say this like she's not two inches from me. olivia wilde, way over there. >> hi, olivia. i want you guys, really, take a deep breath. very, very emotional season on "the bachelorette." here's a sneak peek at next week's episode. >> i'm a nervous wreck. >> i'm not ready for this to be over between me and her. and i'll do anything i have to do. i believe in me and her.
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it's killing me. >> hey, guys. you all look very handsome. i can honestly say i feel real love. and that makes every second that i'm away from ricki completely worth it. so -- >> i'm going to fight for her. see if i can do something before she makes her decision. >> emily? i'm sorry. but i really need to talk to you. >> oh. find out what happens to chris on "the bachelorette," when it airs monday, at 8:00, 7:00 central on abc. sam? "the bachelorette" things are getting hot there. speaking of hot. >> ding. ding. >> no. >> you can do better than that. >> i know.
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let's get to the boards. here's what we got cooking up for you today. we'll show you as that heat was in the middle of the country for such a long time, it swings to the mid-atlantic to the northeast. boston, washington, to philly, to new york and boston. expect that not today but tomorrow, 90s. and i mean into the 90s. uncomfortably into the 90s. be careful with that. we have a cold front that will kick off thunderstorms today in >> all that weather was brought to you by the cadillac xts. i'm back here with dr. richard besser.
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we have a health warning. it turns out that people with one of the most popular surgeries to lose weight have an increased incidence of alcohol abuse? >> this was a big study. they looked at more than 2,000 people going through weight loss surgery. they found that if you have weight loss surgery, your risk of having an alcohol abuse problem goes up. it depends on the type of surgery. look at the numbers. before the surge, 7% of people had an alcohol abuse problem. two years following the surgery, 10.7%. the numbers, that accounts for 2,000 case of alcohol abuse per year because so many people have this surgery. they found absolutely no rise if you have the lap-band surgery. >> do they have any idea why the surgery leads to that risk? >> i think that's what's really interesting. let me show you with the procedure where they saw this problem. they're shrinking down the size
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of your stomach. they divert your food away from the stomach. food and alcohol aren't going in there. alcohol is broken down in your stomach. if it bypasses your stomach, you're absorbing more. you're getting a high amount of alcohol and getting it faster. that can increase the risk for addiction. >> this is something potential patients should be aware of. but it shouldn't stop them from getting surgery, right? >> i don't think so at all. this surgery for the right person can be life-changing. know that if you have this procedure done, you have the increased risk. and you may not be able to handle alcohol the way you did before. you need to adjust for that. >> rich, good information. let's go back outside to robin. >> oh, i'm sorry. when you're out here and you're talking to everybody. and you know her as 13 from the medical drama, "house." now, olivia wilde is tackling a new drama in the new film "people like us."
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it's the story of a struggling salesman who discovers he's got a secret half-sister. and olivia wilde plays her girlfriend in the film. help me in welcoming olivia wilde here to times square and "good morning america." you have been a great sport. it gets a little crazy out here. >> i love it. i don't know how you do it in the winter. but this is fantastic. >> it works right now. is it alex hertzman, who you worked with on a previous movie. this is loosely based on his family history? >> yes. he wrote "cowboys and aliens." we got to know each other through that experience. and he said this is a script based on my life. and it's an incredible story about discovering he had a sister he never knew about. that's happened to a number of people. and the character waits a long time before telling her they're family. things happen. >> right. and chris is your boyfriend. >> he's my boyfriend, yeah. >> in this particular film. and you wept when you first read
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the script, didn't you? >> i did. i read it twice and i cried. i love that it's a simple story about family. as we know, that's traumatic enough. you don't need aliens or vampires. >> or cowboys. >> or cowboys. it's like a mid-'70s movie. it reminds me of "ordinary people" or one of those great films. >> let's play a little bit right now. chris is your boyfriend. >> yes. >> and his father has passed away. there's a mystery to it. >> yes. >> where did you get that? >> my dad. $150,000. for a woman, who is my -- >> i don't understand. how could you have a nephew? you don't have any brothers or sisters. >> i do now. >> like you were saying, olivia, there's going to be a lot of people who relate to this film. >> absolutely.
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>> you have worked with chris before. you really make the most of your time on screen. i understand you do a lot of improv? >> chris and i, we actually never worked together before. but we were friends. we had a good flow and communication. and the scenes were such fun because he's such a great actor. we did improvise a fair amount. it's a fair cry from captain kirk for him. >> you like to stretch and do different things. bless you for the work you do in haiti. >> thank you. >> and the documentary work you do. talk a little bit about that and what it's meant to you. >> i've been lucky enough to spend quite a few years working in haiti, supporting a local organization there. i produced two documentaries there. this one was baseball in cholera. how cholera affected their lives when it was brought to haiti. it's been a huge pleasure and honor of mine to work there. i continue to do so. and hopefully will forever.
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>> i hope that you do. they still need the help there. >> absolutely. >> and this runs in your family. didn't your mother do a documentary for us at abc news? >> yes. this is me coming home, really. she's the documentarian. she's worked all over the place. "60 minutes," "front line," abc. and i learned a lot from her. hopefully i get better and make more of them. >> you're just rounding first base as we say in the sports world. so much more you're going to accomplish and so much you already have. all the best going forward. people like us. you can come to times square and hang out.sfsfsfsfsfsfsfsfsfsfsff
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i'm back here at home base with a man who is getting more used to what it feels like behind the anchor desk. jeff daniels, stars in "newsroom." >> somewhat familiar, yeah. >> you play a primetime cable anchor, who is trying to come back. had a little bit of a public meltdown. and trying to put your career back on track. >> uh-huh. yeah. he says some things he probably shouldn't have said. or maybe because he did, he ends up kind of changing the direction of his career. he gets in trouble when he opens his mouth. >> this is created by aaron sorkin, the guy who created "west wing," "sports night."
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i was at the premiere last night. he describes this as a love letter to broadcast journalist. but also a pretty piercing critique. >> aaron will tell you it's a romantic view of what cable news could be or should strive to be. i think it does often. but i think it's up against obstacles, having to do with ratings and things like that. >> you play a guy that's something of an anchor monster. and it's just beginning to dawn on him that he's not such a great guy. take a look. >> i didn't know. >> what? >> i didn't know that people didn't like working for me. >> do you care? >> no. of course i care. anybody would care. but honestly, i don't. i do. i am a perfectly nice guy. and i have the focus group data to prove it. >> no matter how i treat people. >> sure. >> you have to clear something up. keith olbermann says this is the
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second time that aaron sorkin has written about his life. this time and "sports night." aaron said it was not based on anyone. who did you base it on? >> no one. sorry, keith. we said, let's create somebody completely fictional. and just drop them in the middle of all the guys who exist that we know today. that's what we tried to do. aaron never said, by the way, this is based on so and so. never said it. >> are you a news junkie? >> i have been since about the 2000 election since cable news seemed to grab us and throw us into that 24/7 cycle. i've been a bit addicted. >> this is the first time you've gone out and done a television series, right? >> yeah. it's not for the meek. >> a lot of work? >> a lot of work. and with aaron, because he's so dialogue-heavy. your weekends are spent memorizing the next episode. it was a lot of work. however, it's as challenging a role as i've ever had.
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and the show, i hope lasts a long time because it's great work. >> this guy is a complicated man. he's brilliant. he clearly cares about the news. but he's come to love and get comfortable in the life of an anchor. >> yeah. there's a lot of perks. a lot of perks for will mcavoy. at the end of the day, and aaron does this a lot. it's a romantic comedy. it really is. there's this love conquers all thing, between me and emily mortimer, who plays mackenzie. >> no question about it. before you go. we think this is your first appearance on primetime network television. take a look. >> the challenge is against the system. and it's a system that's freaky, kathy. not us. we want what's ours. >> oh, god. >> jeff daniels, "hawaii 5-0." this is your life. you can see him in "the newsroom" sunday nights. >> i still have those glasses. coming up, she's jay-z's hot, new cacacacacacacacacacacaa
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while she is one of the hottest young singers in the world right now, her first two songs have torn up the charts in the u.k. rita ora is jay-z's -- >> thank you. >> rita ora. he spotted you. he's producing you. it has to feel special. >> it's pretty good. i'm so happy to be here on "good morning america." you know, being from london, it's like a big deal. yeah. i'm happy to be here. >> it is a big deal. for us, as well. we're so excited. we love your song, "how we do." >> "how we do." >> this is it. making her u.s. television singing debut -- no pressure -- here's rita ora, with "how we do." >> okay. ♪ and party and
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and party, and party ♪ ♪ i stumbled up to the window ♪ ♪ opened the curtains to blinding light ♪ ♪ makeup all over the pillow ♪ ♪ what went on? what went on? ♪ ♪ what went on last night? ♪ ♪ you look so sweet while you're dreaming ♪ ♪ holding your bottle of tango red ♪ ♪ it isn't even the weekend ♪ ♪ maybe that's, how i know you're the one for me ♪ ♪ i wanna party and and party and ♪ ♪ with you and party and ♪ ♪ and party and and party, and party ♪ ♪ 'cause when the sun sets, baby ♪ ♪ on the avenue i get that drunk feeling ♪ ♪ yeah, when i'm with you ♪ ♪ so, put your arms around me, baby ♪ ♪ we're tearing up the town
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'cause that's just how we do ♪ ♪ how we do that's just how we do ♪ ♪ how we do that's just how we do ♪ ♪ hungover i think i'm broken ♪ ♪ you said the fix is a shot of jack ♪ ♪ i said, man what are you smoking? ♪ ♪ but all right pour a glass ♪ ♪ i wanna party and and party and ♪ ♪ and party and and party and ♪ ♪ and party and party ♪ ♪ 'cause when the sun sets, baby ♪ ♪ on the avenue i get that drunk feeling ♪ ♪ yeah, when i'm with you ♪ ♪ so, put your arms around me, baby ♪ ♪ we're tearing up the town 'cause that's just how we do ♪ ♪ we got that sweetheart loving ♪ ♪ dancing in the dark out in the streets ♪ ♪ we running shut down every block ♪ ♪ so, put your arms
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around me, baby ♪ ♪ we're tearing up the town 'cause that's just how we do ♪ ♪ how we do yeah, that's how we do ♪ ♪ how we do that's just how we do ♪ ♪ how we do that's just how we do ♪ ♪ and party and and party and ♪ ♪ and party and and party, and party ♪ ♪ i wanna party and and party and ♪ ♪ and party and and party and ♪ ♪ and party and party ♪ ♪ 'cause when the sun sets, baby ♪ ♪ on the avenue i get that drunk feeling ♪ ♪ yeah, when i'm with you ♪ ♪ so, put your arms around me, baby ♪ ♪ we're tearing up the town 'cause that's just how we do ♪ ♪ we got that sweetheart loving ♪ ♪ dancing in the dark out in the streets ♪ ♪ we running shut down every block ♪ ♪ so, put your arms
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around me, baby ♪ ♪ we're tearing up the town 'cause that's just how we do ♪ ♪ how we do yeah, that's how we do ♪ ♪ how we do that's just how we do ♪ ♪ how we do that's just how we do ♪ ♪ how we do that's just how we do ♪ ♪ and party and and party and ♪ ♪ and party and and just how we do ♪
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remember this name. rita ora. >> amazing. >> you can go online and find out much more about this. >> what a star. thank you for coming on this morning. one more big piece of business before we go. >> happy birthday. >> oh. thank you. >> happy birthday. >> thank you, guys, so very much. what a day. rita ora. >> it goes with everything. >> have a good day. >> have a great day. thank you.
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good morning i'm kristen sze. residual delays following an accident on i-80. let's get the update. earlier motorcycle accident in richmond long gone residual back-up remains from highway 4 into the macarthur maze. another accident highway 4 railroad avenue blocking lanes. quick look at drive times, there's your slow traffic 80 to the maze just under 40 minutes. here's mike. good morning. warming trend on the way for the third longest day this year. temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s along the coast, 67 san francisco mid to upper 70s around the bay. upper 80s to


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