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good morning, america. breaking news. a bomb threat aboard a jumbo jet, flying from new york to moscow, forced to land in iceland, after a caller warns five suitcases onboard will detonate when the plane lands. special forces swarming the jet. everyone evacuated. we have a winner. who is the new multimillionaire winner waking up to the $337 million powerball jackpot? and eight more golden tickets worth $1 million each. we're live where the winning ticket was bought. superstar defender. jodie foster comes out swinging, blasting kristen stewart's critics. saying her former co-star's being unfairly attacked. and that stars are really just like us. inside foster's big show of support. did this man finally crack one of the biggest mysteries on earth?
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he's hunted the loch ness monster for 26 years. did he finally get it on camera? and why didn't he take more photos? or is there something fishy going on? and a good thursday morning. this song always made me a little nervous when i was a child. i'm not going to lie. >> really? >> oh, yeah. we got a lot of bookkeeping here. george is off. hoping he's enjoying his day. robin, on summer vacation. amy here. ginger zee, in for sam who is away. there is going to a pop quiz at the end of the show. we have a lot to get though as well. new details on the shooting in the lobby of a powerful conservative group in washington, d.c. the suspected gunman allegedly carrying items from chick-fil-a. was the shooting fueled by the escalating chick-fil-a
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controversy? we have answers this morning. also ahead, the latest on the nationwide outbreak of the west nile virus. it's been detected in almost every state now. our dr. richard besser is here to tell us what the signs you should look for. and america's newest multimillionaire, somewhere in michigan this morning. with those winning numbers. 6, 27, 46, 51, 56, and powerball 21. i was so close. i wasn't at all, actually. why has there been so many big jackpots lately? we'll explain all that ahead. >> looking forward to it, with a dab of melancholy. thank you. we're going to begin with that breaking news, the bomb threat on a plane flying from new york to moscow. 253 passengers onboard, forced to make an emergency landing in iceland overnight. abc's nick schifrin is in london, now, with the very latest. good morning to you, nick. >> reporter: good morning, josh. the bomb threat was made to a law enforcement agency in new
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york. that there were five suitcases on the airbus 330 containing explosives, each set to detonate when the plane landed in moscow. so, the pilot made an emergency landing in iceland. it must have been a terrifying moment for the passengers. they looked out their windows and saw special forces soldiers running towards the plane. take a look at these photos by one of the passengers. they had to evacuate. walking on the tarmac and leaving their bags on board. they did get coffee while they waited. authorities went through the luggage, piece-by-piece. they found no evidence of any bomb on board. they are still waiting for a new plane so they can get to moscow after a frightening journey. amy? now, to the $337 million powerball lottery. one of the largest prizes ever. the golden ticket was sold to a lucky winner at a gas station in lapeer, michigan. that's where we find john schriffen this morning. good morning, john. >> reporter: amy, good morning. one person in michigan is waking up a very happy person. that's because the winning jackpot lottery ticket was sold
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here at this sonoco gas station behind me in lapeer, michigan. for people not familiar, it's about 15 minutes away from flint. i went inside and i talked to the store clerk. they don't know the identity of the person who won. they won't know until that person comes forward with that winning ticket. if you at home are wondering if you got a piece of the $337 million jackpot, well, get your tickets out. get a pen and pad. i'm about to read off the numbers for you. here we go. 6, 27, 46, 51, 56, and the winning powerball number, 21. the odds of winning that jackpot, 1 in 175 million. it was the seventh-largest jackpot in history. third-largest powerball. and officials are confirming to us that eight people have matched five numbers around the country. they are also millionaires this morning, amy.
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>> john, we teased the question earlier. why so many big jackpots recently? there is an answer. >> reporter: well, that's right. amy, earlier, at the beginning of this year, powerball decided to raise the price of a ticket from $1 to $2. that means we're likely to see the big jackpots a lot more frequently. >> good news to everyone who plays. john schriffen, thanks so much. josh, over to you. now, to details of the shooting in the lobby of a powerful conservative group in washington, d.c. abc news has confirmed the alleged gunman, floyd corkins, was a volunteer at a local lgbt center. police now looking at whether the targeted group's opposition to same-sex marriage played a role and whether the recent controversy over chick-fil-a would have set him off. pierre thomas joins us from washington with the latest. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, josh. today the fbi and police are breathing a sigh of relief after a potential mass shooting was stopped, thanks to a heroic security guard. overnight, the police and the fbi swarmed the suburban
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virginia home of floyd corkins. authorities suspect corkins, 28, seen here moments after he was arrested, was about to unleash a deadly barrage of gunfire. his target, the headquarters of one of the nation's best-known conservative groups on social issues, the family research council. 10:45 wednesday morning. police say the suspect walked into the lobby of the family research council and was confronted by a security guard and he yelled something suggesting that he was at odds with the policies. sources tell abc news, the man pulled out a 9 millimeter handgun, and fired a shot. wounding the guard in the arm before being wrestled to the ground. the security guard seen here taken to the hospital, was somehow able to subdue the suspect, despite being wounded. >> the security guard's a hero. as far as i'm concerned. >> reporter: there's mounting evidence that corkins was angry at the policies of the family research council, which promotes christian conservative values on issues like abortion and gay rights.
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and abc news has learned corkins had worked as a volunteer for gay and transgendered people. sources say that he had evidence of chick-fil-a in his bag, but it's not clear if wednesday's incident had any ties to the controversy on gay marriage. the company's owner recently set off a political firestorm, suggesting he opposed gay marriage. the family research council supported that stance. the incident drew attention from the nation's highest levels, with president obama and republican candidate mitt romney both condemning the violence. and expressing concern for the wounded security guard. this morning, that hero security guard is in stable condition, apparently doing well, josh. >> that's good news. pierre thomas, in washington. thank you. now, we turn to dan harris, to look at the other top stories developing. good morning to you. >> good morning, everybody. we're going to start with breaking news. the wildfires in the west, now on track to be the worst in a decade. 63 major fires burning in a dozen states this morning. hundreds of people evacuated as firefighters scramble to get
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things under control there. so far this season, 10,000 square miles have burned. also breaking right now. a nato blackhawk helicopter shot down in afghanistan. the taliban is claiming responsibilities. we are getting details which with you get on "good morning america" on yahoo! also, julian assange is getting asylum in ecuador. british officials say they will still try to arrest anymore he leaves the embassy for the airport. and now an update on britain's prince philip. he is expected to stay in the hospital in scotland for a few days. he is being treated for a recurring bladder iminfection. the same problem landed him in a hospital back in june.
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and an extraordinary effort in involving a major airline, all to save one bird. this is an endangered cuckoo bird found badly wounded in a backyard in england, left behind while all of her birdie friends continued their southward migration. she was nursed back to health and put on a british airways plane to turin, italy, where she is going to catch up with the rest of the birds as they head down to africa. it is very sweet. and it says here, for the return flight, she has requested an upgrade to business class. not sure that's going to happen. i will report back on that. >> all right. >> wonderful. >> dan, thank you so much. >> no words. >> how do you follow that? let's go to the race for the white house. things are heating up on the campaign trail. mitt romney telling donors wednesday that president obama is diminishing the office. this comes one day after the president took a personal jab at
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the gop candidate. it's "your voice, your vote." and david muir is on the trail and joins us from newport, kentucky. david? >> reporter: hey, amy. the romney campaign going on the offensive on two fronts. on medicare, they say this is a debate they welcome. but they are always also going on the offensive about something ell, something they believe is equally as important, the president's likability. this morning, president obama is defending vice president joe biden, after biden ignited that fiery war of words, while criticizing mitt romney. the president speaking out overnight, in an interview with "entertainment tonight." >> what joe biden was talking about, is again, an example of a substantive argument, a substantive issue that the american people should be concerned about. and his phrasing is a distraction from what it is at stake. >> reporter: but that phrasing got him into trouble, when he took on romney, who has criticized those new rules, meant to watch over the big banks. >> unchain wall street. they're going to put y'all back in chains.
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>> we don't spend a lot of time worrying about the chatter. the country's not as divided or obsessed with gaffes or some stray remark as washington is. >> reporter: but the romney campaign had already pounced, calling it a sign of a desperate presidency. >> the president's campaign is all about division and attack and hatred. >> reporter: overnight in ohio, romney's running mate, paul ryan, continued to punch. >> the president used to say, we're not blue states or red states. we're the united states of america. this is the most partisan time we've had in memory. >> reporter: a concerted effort by the romney campaign to go after the president's strongest asset in the polls, his likability. not if michelle obama has her way. the first lady, in iowa for the first time this campaign season, joking about the trip to the iowa state fair. >> did you have a twinkie? be honest. >> pork chop and beer.
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>> he's so pleased with himself. >> reporter: and overnight, ann romney, defending her husband, on his decision to release only two years of his tax returns. >> it will just give them more ammunition. there's nothing we're hiding. we've had a blind trust for how many years. we don't even know what's in there. >> reporter: ann romney, sticking to the argument we've heard from the governor himself, before. anything more than two years simply gives their opponents, as ann romney just put it, more ammunition. amy, back to you. >> certainly more to come. david muir, thanks so much. josh? now, to a major red flag from the centers for disease control. a widespread nationwide outbreak of west nile virus. almost 700 cases detected across the country thus far, including at least 26 deaths. abc's dr. richard besser has spent years working on deadly diseases with the cdc. and joins us now to discuss what we're talking about. boy, this seems like an awfully widespread outbreak. why so many cases this year? >> it is widespread. this is the worst year ever for west nile virus. they have 700 confirmed cases. from that, you can estimate as many as 12,000 people have
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already been sickened by west nile virus. it's in 43 states. half of the cases are in texas. and the reason they think it's so bad this year, remember last winter there was very little snow. it wasn't very cold. you count on that cold to kill mosquitos. that didn't happen. mosquitos this year are really abundant. >> you're talking about 12,000 people exposed at some point. what kind of people are hardest hit here? >> it's a little unusual. the people who tend to get this worst are people 50 and older, healthy, active, spending a lot of time outside. the young seem to handle this very well. 80% of people who get infected with the virus, absolutely no symptoms. their body gets rid of it. they didn't even know they had it. 20% will have flu-like illness. fever, aches, feel nauseous. that is what you have going on. what you worry about is the 1 in 150, with neurologic symptoms. they have brain swelling. those are the people that are very concerning. >> quickly, in terms of precautionary measures people
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can take, what can people do? >> well, you can't treat it so you have to prevent it. fight the bite. don't want to go out dawn and dusk when mosquitos are active. use repellent. cover up during those periods and get rid of standing water that would attract mosquitos. that will all help. >> just be aware. rich, thanks for that. amy? now, to the end of a nationwide manhunt for a suspected murderer. nate summerfield is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend over the fourth of july weekend in north carolina. police say he confessed to a relative and then went on the run. linsey davis has more. >> reporter: this morning, nathan summerfield is behind bars in ohio, as prosecutors plan to extradite him to north carolina to face murder charges. >> the deputy u.s. marshalls and the sheriffs and the police officers have tracked him all over the country. >> reporter: the months-long nationwide manhunt ended at this hotel in medina, ohio, wednesday. the 27-year-old had been on the run after allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend over the fourth of
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july weekend. they were on vacation together with their son, as well as her daughter from a previous relationship. police immediately focused on summerfield after his brother called 911 july 8th. >> my brother was in north carolina with his ex-girlfriend. and he came back and said he strangled her. and he dropped his kid off and left. >> reporter: police found her strangled and stabbed to death six days later. >> i'm glad he's caught. his turn to pay for what he's done. >> reporter: police say summerfield checked into this hotel room tuesday, as jay summerfield, changing only his first name. >> all of the s.w.a.t. teams came. they ran in room 211, for the guy. told him to get on the floor, don't move. >> reporter: officials say he was unarmed and didn't put up a fight. u.s. marshals now want to know if anyone helped summerfield during his month on the run. anyone involved could face not only state but federal charges. for "good morning america,"
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linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> thank you, linsey. now, perhaps my favorite story of the morning. it is one of the world's greatest mysteries. scotland's legendary loch ness monster. so does the lake creature actually exist? if you ask one man, he'll tell you it's no myth. and he finally has the picture to prove it. abc's nick watt has the story. >> reporter: is there a big, green beasty, lurking in the cold, black waters of loch ness? there are a few grainy snaps and graphic memories. >> the same colors of an elephant. >> reporter: but now this old sea dog has something big. >> i was convinced i was looking at one of the creatures in the water. >> reporter: if you don't speak scottish, he is saying, i have proof. george edwards has been hunting
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nessey 26 years, yearning for it. >> i know it is. >> reporter: is it? isn't it? we showed the shot to a level-headed expert. >> if you really did see this creature, this object for ten minutes, why is there only one photograph? that's enough time to take dozens or hundreds of photos. my question is, where are they? >> reporter: it could have been a log. or -- >> every year, in the open seas, we are finding thousands of new types of marine life, which are continuously evolving. mother nature doesn't stand still. then, the existence of some entirely new species in loch ness becomes very much a reality in my opinion. >> reporter: others think she's a dinosaur. others that nessie exists in the minds of the whiskey sodden and the fantasists. >> it was going -- something like that. >> reporter: edwards makes a living taking tourists around the loch for a few dollars. it's good for business.
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fishing? >> it's good enough for me. >> reporter: i believe you, george. thousands wouldn't. but i think i just might believe you. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> i'm with nick. i want to believe so badly. >> i'm actually willing to further investigate. next week, i want to go over to the loch and take a look. >> you threatened your scottish brogue. what do you say you toss it over to ginger. come on, amy. >> that was great. i will give you backup. you need somebody with you. i'm going to have to learn that accent. i want to start off with a really impressive picture. look at this. radar shows all of the lightning strikes, has been consistently more than 11,000, heading towards chicago this morning. southwest michigan, you'll be in on it. come with me as we go over and check out what's going to happen the rest of the day. from detroit, to indianapolis, strong winds and hail possible, just northwest of little rock to joplin. want to be on alert. watch your abc stations. making headlines this week, the heat and fire danger in the pacific northwest.
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seattle will make it around 91, tying their hottest of the season. 96, eugene. look at medford at 102. fall-like air comes behind. all of that cold front that brings severe storms. look at that. 67 in minneapolis. the coldest they've seen in about 2 1/2 months.
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>> storms and flooding from yesterday in the northeast. we have pictures coming up you won't want to miss. amy and josh? >> thank you. coming up here on "good morning america," a fatal crash in paradise. a teenage girl killed in a deadly jet ski collision. was it an accident or a reckless crime? why her family is in court right now. and the teacher who took things too far. a married mom getting way too close to members of the high school football team. and prosecutors say it was all caught on tape. and kristen stewart's superstar defender. why jodie foster's blasting her critics right now. and screaming through the sky over 50 miles an hour. we are taking you on the highest and longest zip line in north
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to help keep stuff off kids' hands. good morning i'm kristen sze. the san francisco ethics commission is set to rule whether ross mirkarimi is fit to remain in office. the mayor is seeking to remove him.
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he suspended mirkarimi without pay in march. the commission will make a recommendation to the board who will make the final decision. has -- how is your morning commute? no major problems a lot of the slow spots east bay. south 680 slow towards highway 24, bay bridge toll still seeing summertime light that is going to change starting next week. san mateo bridge westbound crowded and also south 880 slow flew hayward. >> -- slow through
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tragedy in paradise. hear the family whose summer vacation took a terrible turn after a deadly jet ski collision. 16-year-old christen killed in the crash. was it, in fact, a crime or just a tragic accident? answers straight ahead. george is off this morning. robin, back from her summer vacation on monday. glad to have amy robach here in her stead. also, the dramatic story of a high school teacher accused of sleeping with five members of the football team. we'll have the latest on the shocking trial that has one married mother of 3 facing 20 years in prison. also, jodie foster takes on kristen stewart's critics in a big show of support. why she's telling people to stop
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attacking stewart right now. and get ready for a rush. ginger zee in for sam champion, also away. but look at what ginger was doing before she came here. this is how you got work? >> this morning? really? >> the highest, longest zip line in all of north america. riding through the skies for over four miles. i guess we've stolen your thunder because you made it. >> i'm here. >> we'll hear about it in just a bit. >> a lot of fun. let's get to the heartbreaking story out of hawaii. a 16-year-old girl killed in a jet ski accident, as her family looked on. the 20-year-old man who crashed his jet ski is already facing negligent homicide charges. and now her family is filing a civil suit. dan has the latest. good morning, dan. >> reporter: terrible story. this was supposed to be a dream vacation for a bright, young woman. it ended in death, criminal charges, a lawsuit and two families in anguish. going to hawaii was supposed to be a huge treat for 16-year-old
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kristen fonseca, a gift from her parents after she did well in school. >> she loved hawaii. she loved the islands. and she loved going out to the beach. >> reporter: the vacation ended disastrously. kristen was out jet skiing when she was hit by this australian tourist, a 20-year-old named tyson dagley. investigators say dagley was driving his jet ski recklessly, standing up, not looking where he was going, showing off for his girlfriend. >> he was just speeding really fast. and came up and slammed into her. >> i saw her head lunge forward and hit the steering wheel. kristen then fell forward, fell back, and then fell into the water. >> reporter: kristen died the next day at a local hospital. dagley was charged with third-degree negligent homicide. in court, he sobbed. >> i pray every day, just to the family.
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pray that everything is going to be okay. >> reporter: dagley's father says while he feels for kristen's family, his son was not at fault. this was just a tragic accident. >> doesn't do anything. >> reporter: but kristen's stepfather is unswayed. not only is he pressing for dagley to be charged with a felony, right now he's facing misdemeanor charges, but he is suing dagley and the company that rented him that jet ski. >> we have a huge hole in our family. all taken away from us in a splint second because of an individual who was negligent in the use of that wave runner. >> waiting for her to walk down the stairs. it's heartbreaking. >> reporter: tough to hear. we should say dagley has not yet entered a plea in this case. his girlfriend has also been charged. investigators say she videotaped the whole thing, and then deleted it in an attempt to cover it all up. amy, back to you.
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>> dan harris, thanks so much. let's bring in "gma" legal analyst, dan abrams. dan, we've seen other cases like this that didn't end up in criminal charges. usher's stepson most recently was killed in a jet ski accident. what makes it from an accident to a crime? >> the authorities believe there is negligence involved here. and in the use of a vehicle, someone died. those are the three key things. someone died, vehicle, negligence. it's also just simple negligence. who got the third degree, which is a misdemeanor. i use the word just, that this is a misdemeanor where he faces up to a year in jail. that's it. >> the judge is being very strict on bail, given how small or low the charge actually is. he wouldn't reduce it from $100,000. >> as a result, this guy can't get out right now. and some may say, $100,000 is nothing. he killed this girl. on the other hand, if you look at it through a legal prism, he's charged with a misdemeanor. a third-degree crime. this is not a very serious crime
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as far as the law's concerned. and as a result, $100,000 is really high bail. >> and the family is filing several civil suits. one against dagley. but they are always suing the jet ski rental company. we reached out to the aloha jet ski company. how strong are those charges? >> they have a case against him. i don't know if he has a ton of money. i don't know how significant that is going to be. but the interesting question will be against the company. they're saying, for example, they didn't warn -- he couldn't be driving the jet ski driving quickly. robe, houb do you warn against telling something you shouldn't stand up on a jet ski? it will be a tougher case. >> thanks so much. josh over to you. now, to a shocking trial in texas. a high school teacher accused of getting too close to members of the school's football team. and prosecutors say they've got cell phone video footage and explicit text messages to prove it all. abc's brian owen has the details.
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>> reporter: brittni colleps is now on trial, accused of sleeping with five students, four of them football players. one says his relationship began with this innocent text message from the 27-year-old married mother of three. hey, it's coach colleps, do you know what time the baseball game starts? but soon, that student said he was exchanging up to 100 texts a day with her. >> she said that she craved that i had something she wanted. >> it progressed into explicit sexual messages. and then, an agreement to meet for sex. >> reporter: the prosecution's evidence against colleps, who taught at this school in ft. worth, texas, includes cell phone videos that allegedly shows group sex between the teacher and four of her students. that graphic video was played for the jury this week. police say it happened inside her home, when her children and husband were away. he's an army specialist stationed out of state.
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at least before the trial, he stood by his wife. >> if you knew brittni, you would know that she is an emp thetic, loving, compassionate person. >> reporter: here's the legal twist. all of the students were 18, legal adults. so, the teacher is not facing statutory rape charges. but five counts of a relatively new charge. having an improper relationship with a student. one of the young men she alledgedly slept with has publicly said she didn't commit a crime. and her attorney agrees. >> she is terrified. she has no idea whether she's going to be in prison next week or at home. >> reporter: if convicted, prosecutors believe she should spend the next 20 years in prison. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> thank you for that, ryan. time, now, for another look at the weather. our resident zip liner, ginger zee, in for sam champion. >> if i could put a helmet on and jump off a mountain for this, i'll do it. anything for "good morning america."
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that's right. you'll see that coming up. let's start with what was a stormy and strong thunderstorm, moving through parts of new york yesterday. this video from long island and queens. they had some flooding. more than 2 1/2 inches of rain fell with some of the storms in just a few hours. so that's what it does to the roadways. today, nothing like that. you're going to see much more comfortable temperatures and pleasant conditions. 86 for new york. pittsburgh, 84. back in lexington, 87. it's not quite as tranquil everywhere. there will be severe storms. minneapolis, 67 to >> this weather report, brought to you by purina. and look at this. dallas down to 89. all the way down, the cold front goes. josh and amy? >> all right, ginger.
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7:43. we welcome you back. jodie foster has come out swinging in defense of kristen stewart. the two of them, you might remember, co-starred in "panic room," a decade ago. and now, foster is blasting everyone that is attacking stewart, her former co-star, after her split with robert pattinson. it's the latest in the saga unfolding in the spotlight. no matter how hard robert pattinson may try to shift the focus from his romantic life and on to his film -- >> makes me feel free in a way i
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have never known. >> reporter: the spotlight remains on his very public heart break. >> with you and kristen having trouble, it's like charles and di having trouble. >> reporter: the actor was blind sided by "new york times" reporter, david carr. in a round table about his drama "comopolis." >> i wouldn't go that far. >> reporter: it's just the kind of focus on his love life he told "gma" he's hoping to avoid. >> i take it you don't want to talk too much about it. is that the way you handle all of this craziness? by just trying to put a complete -- >> it's a different thing. you get into it to do movies. i've never been interested in trying to sell my personal life. and that's really the only reason people try to bring it up. so, you know, the reason why you go on tv, to promote movies. >> reporter: meanwhile, his ex-girlfriend and "twilight" girlfriend's kristen stewart's professional life that's come under scrutiny. >> has kristen's cheating knocked her out of the sequel? >> reporter: a swirl of media
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reports wednesday saying stewart has been dropped from the sequel to "snow white and the huntsman." the film she worked on with the producer. but later in the day, universal pictures was quick to deny those reports. releasing this statement, any reports that kristen stewart has been dropped are false. and stewart did get a big show of support yesterday from jodie foster, who co-starred with a then-11-year-old stewart, in 2002's "panic room." >> you have to stop. >> reporter: foster wrote a moving post on "the daily beast," about the perils of childhood stardom. and blasted the media for its relentless coverage of the star. lift ip beautiful young people like gods and pull them down to earth by their seams. but they are just like us. but we seldom consider the childhoods we unknowingly destroy in the process. >> jodie foster went through a lot all through her years. she's telling kristen stewart, her friend, i feel for you. i want to help you. this, too, shall pass. >> reporter: foster writing in
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that piece, if i were a young actor today, i would quit before i started. interesting stuff. speaking of interesting, josh coming up with "the play of the day." and the kardashian divorce mystery. is it really a mystery? kris humphries is subpoenaing kanye west. we'll explain. humphries is subpoenaing kanye west. we'll explain. it's time to live wider awake. only the beautyrest recharge sleep system combines the comfort of aircool memory foam layered on top of beautyrest pocketed coils to promote proper sleeping posture all night long. the revolutionary recharge sleep system... from beautyrest. it's you, fully charged. ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say [ male announcer ] at subway, you got it made.
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here's "the play of the day." >> i would try to hide this behind the olympics. but it had nothing to do with the olympics. i love soccer. there was an epic, historic match last night. usa and mexico. the u.s., in 75 years, had never beaten mexico on mexican soil. they take a lead here. a late lead with this goal. take another look. this brilliant pass. back heel finish. 1-0, usa. but mexico pressing. take a look at the not one, but two saves, by tim howard. arguably as fine a goalie as
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there is. going one way. reversing, making that save. but look at this save late. look at this save late. get to the save late. get to the last save, please. it was the best of all. and we're running out of time. it was so good. i'm going nuts. should i have been sleeping. >> i like the uniforms, with the stripes. >> and the uniforms. and look at the save. something for everyone. i am exhausted just watching that again. you should have seen me last night. lots to get to, including ginger zee, four miles on a zip line. and liam. >> and liam.
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no lip-sync. they are the midtown men, singing us into this thursday. what a great, phenomenal crowd out here. >> they are fantastic. bookkeeping very quickly. george off, robin off, sam off. dan here, amy here, ginger here. great to have all of you. >> am i chopped liver? >> i like you, lara. >> all right. lara, present and accounted for. i am here. >> everybody is present and accounted for. now that we had roll call, kim kardashian's marriage to kris humphries lasted just 72 days. but the divorce is dragging out. and her current boyfriend, kanye west, has been subpoenaed. and you'll never guess how he got served. may i speak now? >> you may. >> thank you. check out these identical twins. they had face-lifts at the same time. they didn't have the same kind. one went for the extensive surgical procedure. the other was done in an hour, while she was wide-awake. do they still look alike? whose is better? we will show you.
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>> identical, perhaps no more. >> we shall see. and "deals and steals" for you. a touch of melancholy because it's the back to school edition -- >> melancholy for who? >> i know parents must be happy about that. >> it's the most wonderful time of year. >> but summer ends. that's all i'm saying and we are going to lose the weather. >> back to school, kids. >> all right. first, let's get to dan harris and the developing stories now. >> jock joking aside. we are going to start with breaking news this morning. a herself down in afghanistan has been shot down. at least 1e67b troops were kill aid long with four afghans. the americans are investigating the cause but the taliban is claiming it has responsibility. also breaking this morning, anxious moments onboard an overnight flight from new york to moscow, with over 250 people onboard. the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in iceland. where special forces swarmed the plane. a caller told the fbi there was a bomb on the plane hidden in the luggage. they found nothing.
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the other story everybody's talking about this morning, there is a winner of the giant powerball jackpot, sold at this store in lapeer, michigan. which is north of detroit. the person who bought it is $337 million richer. a problem i would not mind having. a shark sighting in cape cod, massachusetts, this morning. fishermen came across a 12-foot specimen. they believe -- there he is. they believe he is a great white. about three miles from shore, this was. earlier this month, a man from chicago was bitten by a great white while swimming with his son just 80 yards off the beach. the georgia graduate student who contracted a flesh-eating infection on a zip line will be leaving rehab for brand-new digs. after losing her hands, her feet and a leg, aimee copeland is headed to a renovated wing in her parents' home thanks to dozens of volunteers.
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the two-story edition was built in just 25 days. it has lower counter tops and special touches with aimee in mind. it is great. now, let's go to diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." good morning, diane. >> good morning, to you, dan. great to talk to you in the morning. a million bikes are stolen every year. but more and more americans are turning the tables. and we're going to tell you about a man who set up a sting operation and got his bike back. and how you can stay one step ahead of the thieves, on "world news." >> thank you, diane. one final note year. zoo keepers were nervous about bringing two gorilla brothers back together after living apart for two years. would they remember? would they hurt one another? not to worry. everything turned out fine when they were reunited in a safari park rest of london. they instantly recognized each other. they started hugging. within 24 hours, it was as if they had never been apart. >> that's so cute.
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>> incredibly cute. >> where have you been? >> exactly. >> good to see you. >> tells you how close we are to our primate relatives. >> love it. let's do "pop news." good morning to you. good news for late-night funny man, jimmy kimmel. he is getting serious about his love life. the 4 krrld host of "jimmy kimmel live" has proposed to his girlfriend of three years, molly. jimmy popping the question while the two vacationed. these 34, by the way. they were in south africa. no word on when the wedding will be. but we know jimmy will be breaking out his tux when he hosts the emmy awards on september 23rd. congratulations to the happy couple. maybe he will bring his husky baby pajamas to the honeymoon. we'll find out. and heidi klum is bringing her fashion sense to a new line for babies and kids. the "project runway" host is launching a line of clothing and
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accessories at "babies "r" us. it's called truly scrumptious. in addition to clothing, it will feature furniture, linens and bedroom decor. when it comes to keeping children fashionable, parents have no excuse for not making it work. another aha moment for oprah winfrey. the talk show queen's signature phrase is being added to the merriam-webster dictionary. oprah did not coin the phrase. who knew? it's been around for 75 years. she helped popularize the saying, which is officially defined as a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, recognition or comprehension, of which we have many, every day here on "good morning america." some of the other new words added this year include, sexting, bucket list, and man cave. >> i fought for man cave. i wanted it recognized. >> no bo-fer? >> it's coming. next year. >> nominated, for sure. and any of you looking for
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love potions, magical elixirs? well, you have to look somewhere other than ebay soon. the website is banning everything wizardly. no spells or psychic readings anymore. the changes are effective august 30th. you have two weeks to stock up, everybody. if you are really in a jam, though, while we were perusing the site, we found an 800-year-old village in italy, up for grabs, where you can probably go and make all your spells and potions that like. >> you're telling me, until august 30th, i can get a spell online? >> i went and looked them up. there are many. >> good and evil? >> good and evil. and some i can't really describe. >> i got it. >> i love it. all right. thank you, lara. time, now, for another look at the weather. ginger in for sam. ginger? >> hey, good morning, everybody. it was so stormy here in new york. abby missed the yankees game because of the storms. where are you from? >> rochester, new york.
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>> today is a more beautiful day. hopefully you enjoy your first time in new york city. we have folks from chicago. we're going to include that. let's get right into it. i want to tell you, phoenix has had its hottest first half of august ever. and today, they're cooler. cooler at 102, phoenix today. the monsoonal flow will stick in there. you know who will have rain and airport delays, chicago and milwaukee included. look at the areas, some of them need that rain. now, we fly across the nation. abby, 81 in boston. 86 in new york. pleasant conditions. and severe storm stretch from detroit all the way down to parts of arkansas. that's a look at the big picture.
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and look who i found in the crowd? norman. you can't get better than cute puppies. now, lara, back into you. >> thank you, ginger. here's a look at what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." it's kris versus kim versus kanye? we'll explain. and you'll hear how kanye got served with a subpoena. also coming up, identical twins get face-lifts together. do they still look alike? you'll find out. and back-to-school "deals and steals" that make the grade. and they're only for you, our "gma" viewers. all that and more coming up on "gma," right here from times square. [ bee ] it is coming.
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♪ sneakers and t-shirts. ♪ notebooks and jeans, ♪ notebooks and jeans, ♪ notebooks and jeeeeans, yeah! ♪ ♪ notebooks and jeans! announcer: school takes a lot, target has it all. [ cheers and applause ] a great crowd out here in times square. however, it belies the latest in the upcoming divorce battle
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the escalating divorce battle between kim kardashian and kris humphries. it's lasting longer than their 72-day marriage. now, kim's boyfriend, kanye west, got served with a subpoena. paula faris is here with all of the details. >> a strange twist here. legally, kim kardashian and kris humphries are still married. had all gone well, they would be celebrating their first anniversary on monday. now humphries has roped in kanye west department store style. for those who thought kim kardashian's 72-day marriage to kris humphries was over, think again. her soon-to-be husband's legal team reportedly maneuvered a sneak attack on the star, sending a subpoena hidden in a nordstrom box to her home. but the surprise subpoena wasn't for her. it was for her superstar boyfriend, kanye west. >> hi, babe. >> attempting to serve kanye is meant for only one purpose, and that is to turn up the heat on
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kim, so that she settles this divorce. >> reporter: kardashian and humphries have openly moved on. kardashian has been dating west since april, and have been together ever since. even appearing in an ad or the mtv music awards together. kardashian's attorney, laura wasser, talked to tmz, after a court hearing wednesday. >> we're just moving forward. my client wants to be divorced. >> reporter: during the hearing, wasser told the judge, on july 16th, a strange individual showed up at the house, asking for west. then waited 2 to 3 hours before leaving the nordstrom box at the door. >> obviously, it's meant to embarrass kim, embarrass kanye, or create such fiction, that kim will put up the white flag. >> reporter: it's been 1'1"s since the divorce filings. the court proceedings have now lasted three-times longer than the actual marriage.
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kardashian's attorneys argue that the legal people are dragging out the divorce for reality tv. humphries' lawyers says the nba player was duped into marriage and wants an annulment, based on fraud. >> it's out of coincidence or by design, that the marriage lasted as long as the reality show. so, you know, he may have something. >> reporter: humphries' lawyers are determined to prove this marriage was a fraud. both sides back in court in late november. but this divorce probably won't be finalized until 2013. >> hard to believe. paula, thank you. amy? now, to a story that gives a whole, new meaning to sibling bonding. identical twins who get plastic surgery at the same time. but they chose two very different types of face-lifts. abc's cecilia vega followed the twins who did just that. and has their story. >> reporter: 49-year-old identical twins miki and donna keller are inseparable. >> i felt it.
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>> reporter: they vacation together and feel each other's pain. >> she broke her back in spain. >> i felt it. >> reporter: and now, they're having face-lifts together. so, what do you see wrong when you look at each other? or you look at yourself? >> what i've noticed in the last couple years, was everything was sagging. like, the neck. i would see pictures of myself. oh, my god. >> i care about how i look. i want to be attractive. i want to feel younger. i want to match my attitude, so to speak. >> reporter: they are undergoing a kind of twin experiment. donna is having a traditional, five-hour-long surgical face-lift under anesthesia. miki is getting a face-lift, too. her doctor is trying an experimental procedure. it only takes one hour and uses local anesthesia. she'll be wide-awake for the whole thing. miki will get to go straight home. donna will have to stay overnight in a recovery center. >> the doctor will see me the next day and do the drains. >> like a martian.
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i'm going to bring my camera. for a scrapbook. >> reporter: dr. payman simoni has been doing face-lifts like this for six years. he doesn't put patients to sleep for the surnl surgery. and he says with his technique, patients heal faster. they also sit up for the surgery, instead of sitting down, which the doctor says makes for more natural results. >> within an hour, they get their facelift, they get up and they walk on their own. >> reporter: it's the day of the surgery. donna is having a face-lift, eye lift, fat injections, skin resurfacing and botox. and miki, she's having a face-lift, eye lift, skin resurfacing and botox. remember, miki's awake. she even chats with us during the surgery. >> having a good time. >> reporter: weeks later, we meet up with them again. will the twins still look alike? here's donna before. and donna after. she has the traditional
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face-lift. here's miki before. and miki after. she had the newer, awake face-lift. and here they are together. while they still look like younger versions of themselves, these twins couldn't help but compare notes. >> we were snapping pictures. look at my neck. look at your neck. our attitudes are more positive. we get compliments from our friends. >> they say we haven't changed the way we look. we just look better. >> reporter: for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> wow. i think they looked really good. and both women say they were pleased with how they looked, as well. you can decide the difference. although, lara, it's important to note the plastic surgery costs. dramatically different as well. the traditional face-lift, $25,000. >> whoa. >> i know. a lot of money. and the one-hour experimental procedure, is $12,000, half the price. but we saw her awake for that. >> yeah. >> that seemed a little scary. >> the word experimental is
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always a red flag for me. but they do look great. and you can tell the way they were walking. >> they had a spring in their step. >> they sure did. i felt something going on. thanks so much, amy. come over here, now. it's time to visit our friend, tory johnson, for "gma" "deals and steals." this is our back-to-school edition. i can't believe it's time. >> crazy. >> too fast the summer has gone. the deals will go fast, as well. you have to remember, you need the codes. go to our website, on yahoo! you get the codes, the links, and you need to snap them up. today only, right? >> today only, baby. we have a lot of exclusives you can only find at on yahoo! i think you're going to love all of these things. starting with -- i love this backpack. a company called alex. and it's a messenger-style bag you color yourself.
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is this done by our art director liz? you get to do it yourself. there's four different patterns you choose from. >> i'm going to demonstrate. >> it comes likes this in the mail. plus, six different pens you get with it. and you get to have your own style and flair going back to school. how gorgeous is that? >> you told me about this last year. i got one for kate. the entire school year, if you're at a doctor's appointment, you can do it all. >> it's the doodling that goes on forever. regularly $33. get this, slashed by 64%. $12. and gilt has special shipping on this, as well. >> this is for the boys. >> this is for the boys. this is for all ages. all guys in the crew want this bag. it's from fuel. it has a rechargeable battery on the inside. this battery comes inside here. it holds everything. your tablet, your notebook, your books, and it has the usb cords, to charge your phone, your
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blackberry, tablet, whatever it is. charge it on the go. what doesn't love that? this is normally $100. you'll buy it through office max through this deal. it's slashed in half, 50 bucks, and free shipping, too. got to love that. >> that is great. big kids, too. >> yeah, big kids. all ages. i love this company. and this is a brand-new debut. their kids line. never before seen until now. these are adorable shoes. extra cushiony. and because of the way they're designed, there's no breaking in. they're broken in for you. and a special exclusive, nobody knows about, their whole website is part of the deal today. mom can get matching ones, too. these are normally $47 to $79, depending on if you're choosing kids or adults. starting in toddler sizes. 50% offer the entire website and free shipping. i want to say free shipping from footzy folds, as well. these are sarina-ish.
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>> yeah, josh, come on out. are these sarina or what? >> oh, man. >> so sarina. >> she's growing so fast. she could probably fit in both today. >> she's her daddy's daughter. >> we have joe's jeans for girls, boys, small to big. huge selection. plus, on the website, not only will you find the jeans, you'll find a big assortment of tops on the website. normally the prices for all of this, $46 to $64, slashed by 57%. starting at just 20 bucks for the big selection from joe's jeans. >> adults, too? or just kids? >> just kids. sorry, momma. >> you could -- >> she could fit, right? she's are her size. >> thanks. >> seriously. >> and last but not least, two classics that have joined forces. converse sneakers and d.c.
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comics. they've come up with an incredible collection. how amazing are these? look at the superman inside. they're really fabulous. these are normally $37 to $67. they start with kids and go up to adult. we're slashing them by 50%. starting at just $18.50 for the kids' collection. and converse is giving us free shipping, as well. >> we can do adult sizes? >> yes, kids to adults. you got your college kids, the parents. everybody covered in this. >> i just want to say. i know it's back to school. we'll miss the kids. but it also means summer's gone. >> that's how i feel. >> i'm going to see you guys this afternoon. >> all the companies, the great deals, full details on the website, plus exclusive bonus discounts, on yahoo! werl see you on "good afternoon america" today. coming up, liam hemsworth, live. also, ginger zee, zip lining for miles and miles and miles. go nowhere.
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good morning i'm kristen sze. the san francisco ethics commission is set to rule today on whether sheriff ross mirkarimi is fit to remain in office. the mayor says he should be removed because of a guilty plea in a domestic violence case involving his wife. lee suspended mirkarimi without pay in march. the commission will make a recommendation to the board of supervisors who will make the final decision. traffic-wise new issue involving a motorcycle. yeah, northbound 680 on the 6th street off-ramp blocking left lane, heavy northbound 280 extension 101 not better heading into san francisco you need extra time coming from the peninsula
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from the east bay look at how light at the bay bridge toll. still slowing north 101 through san jose. >> look at those clouds. we'll talk
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we come back. temperatures up one to four degrees sunshine an hour or two sooner, 60s coast, 70s bay, 80s and 90s inland especially
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east bay valleys. more clouds an ♪ we got the right foundation and with love and ♪ ♪ you're, oh you're what i want ♪ ♪ oh, you're all i need you're all i need ♪ [ cheers and applause ] amazing. amazing. >> the midtown men are here. and they're starting out a national tour. good morning, america. george is off today. robin will be back from summer vacation on monday. great to have amy, dan, ginger.
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and a very special guest here. >> gentleman norman. he has a book out here. i thought he might be boog's brother. he's his own man. all proceeds go to support the alzheimer's association of san diego. >> norman's a tough act to follow. liam hemsworth is here. i think we should mention that. the movie star so riveting in "the hunger games." he's now in a new summer blockbuster. one of the all-time great action stars. we can't wait to talk with him. and we have our own action star, we should mention. there she is. ginger zee. braving the fastest, the highest, the longest zip line in north america. look at you go, girl. >> i'm taking it in there. yeah. >> how high were you? >> over 3,200 feet. >> oh, my goodness. and we'll all be there, hope you will, too. our huge party in the park tomorrow. neon trees. my kids are fired up. that's become the anthem of this summer.
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what do you want to ask the band? use your "gma" app on your smartphone or go to the "gma" facebook page. and you'll hear us ask them tomorrow in central park. join us, tune in. it's going to be hot. also, very hot, "gaa" today. >> terrific show for you. talking about celebrity body image. and the man himself, wowing on broadway, matthew broderick, joining us live. 2:00 p.m. eastern, 1:00 p.m. central and pacific. big stars. and time to bring another one in. what a year it's been for actor liam hemsworth. the aussie star got engaged to his girlfriend, miley cyrus. now, he's starring alongside arnold schwarzenegger, bruce willis, sylvester stallone, all in the summer blockbuster, "the expendables 2." liam, great to have you.
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"expendables 2" opens tomorrow. jean-claude van damme, and chuck norris, other guys in this movie. you're the new kid. what's it like when you see all of those legends in one room? >> yeah. it's a little bit like a dream, looking at all those guys on set. i grew up watching all of them. yeah, to be on set and interacting with those kind of people is pretty incredible. >> liam, we're watching the movie. it is fair to say, it's a very physical movie, indeed. what did you do to be in proper shape for all of this? >> i lifted a lot of heavy stuff, was the key to that one. being on set with guys like that, who have been working out at their peak physical height for their entire lives was pretty intimidating. i was in the gym quite a bit.
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>> yet, you held your own. we want to take a look. here's a look at you and sylvester stallone in a scene. let's take a look. >> this life, it's not for you, is it? >> i thought it was. it gave me a chance to be one of you. you got my respect forever. >> you got my represent, too. >> i don't want you to think i'm deserting you. >> no. if i had to do it all over again at your age, i'd be doing what you're doing. why don't you finish up that beer? >> all right. >> that's terrific. liam, we see you in this. it's been a phenomenal year for you. you joined us here when "hunger games" was just popping. boy, did it pop. the dvd goes on sale friday night. now, again, "hunger games" catching fire. the sequel will be out next
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year. what can you tell us about that? >> yeah. we're getting ready to shoot the second one. yeah, double the excitement in that one. this one is more intense than the first one. the characters are evolving. and the relationships are evolving more. it's going to be really fun. >> you're joining us from philadelphia. you're shooting your new movie, "paranoia." what should we look for there? >> i've been shooting in philadelphia for the past few weeks. i'm shooting with harrison ford and gary oldman right now. it's a corporate espionage-type film. it's about a young guy who gets hired/blackmailed into the opposition phone company and stealing information to try to duplicate their products. >> liam, seriously, the list goes on and on for you, my friend. before we let you go, congratulations are in order. engaged to miley, just terrific. and i want to know, guy-to-guy, when she opens up the life, including the hair cut, to twitter, what do you think when you see that burn across social media?
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>> i try not to go on the internet too much. i try and keep my life right in front of me. don't pay too much attention to that stuff because it makes me nervous. but her hair looks great. it's a big change. it looks really fantastic. >> that's awesome. liam hemsworth, friend of the program, we love having you on. congratulations with all of the success. good luck with this film and "hunger games" dvd on sale friday. and "expendables 2" opens tomorrow. thanks a lot. >> thank you. let's take one more look, now, at the weather. it is beautiful here, ginger. i've got to say, in for sam champion. >> it is a gorgeous morning here. i've got kids on shoulders across the nation. we start in yorba linda, california. >> what's your name? >> tannin miller. >> yorba linda.
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and, campbell, where are you from? >> maine. >> what's your name and where are you from? >> leann. >> from? >> from burlington in wisconsin. >> so cute. let's show you a little bit of your weather. you need to start off with cold air. look at wisconsin. look how cold you get. green bay, 48. behind the cold front and ahead of it, thunderstorms. some which could become severe. i'll leave you with that. >> all right. i'm not on someone's shoulders, just in case anyone was wondering. that's all from here. let's head back down. amy? >> all right, ginger. we're counting down to our huge party in the park tomorrow. we have a bonus for all of you neon trees superfans. take the most popular song, and
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combine it with one of the hottest mobile games, tap ta revenge tour, and you have a hit. "gma's" becky worley has more. >> reporter: tap tap revenge is one of the most popular games ever. 80 million downloads. 3 billion songs played. it's the songs that keep the game fresh. as the song plays, you tap to keep time with the music. it's strangely satisfying and gives you something to do while you listen. you can search a song. but the app has become a launch pad for musicians offering free tracks, promotions, far from the radio or itunes. ♪ may, baby look my way ♪ ♪ i can be your new addition ♪ >> reporter: and bands like neon trees, are huge fans of the app. and see it as a way of reaching new fans. >> you're reaching people that maybe wouldn't have heard your song. >> turned a lot of people on to our music. >> reporter: what do they like about the game?
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>> it is an opportunity for us to engage with our audience in the cyber world. >> they gain a greater appreciation for the music. ♪ started with a whisper >> reporter: as the band preps for their concert in the park friday, you can check them out on your iphone or ipad. becky worley. >> just for "gma" viewers, if you download tap tap revenge for free at the apps store, you can play the neon trees song, "everybody talks," starting right now. and neon trees is here live on "gma" tomorrow morning for our big party in the park. also a big party, ginger zee. she is flying high. wait until you see her go.
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this week, "gma" is going to extremes. and ginger zee volunteered -- i'm not sure you knew what you were getting yourself into. you went on the longest, highest, fastest zip line in all of north america, and lived to tell the story. >> it takes extreme team to a new level. that is for sure. i didn't get to go once, twice, but five times. i have one word to report, absolutely amazing. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: it's an adrenaline
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rush with a bird's-eye view. and one of the quickest ways to become a superhero for a day. it's called zip lining. and this course is the fastest, highest and longest zip line in all of north america. the second-largest in the world. over 4 miles long and comprised of 5 zips, the skyliner tour takes you 3,200 feet up. with a peak of hunter mountain, in the catskills of new york. screaming through the sky at over 50 miles per hour. sounds insane, right? it's only natural, then, i give it a try. hey. we made it. we're going to see the zip line test. come in. first, the part that's become familiar on my stories, signing my life away. i've run off a mountain and paragliding in mexico. went hang gliding in georgia. now, it was time to take on the zip. that's it. now, i can zip line.
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as we approached the mountain, some music to foreshadow my fate, perhaps? >> a little ominous. gets you ready for your day. >> reporter: for the end of days. we're going to slide all the way up to the top of that mountain. in 15 minutes, we're at the top. it's time for flight school and my safety check. >> right now. >> reporter: and on to the point of no return. >> there's a lot of four-letter words that come out at this point. >> reporter: okay. getting a little bit scared. >> nervous is the correct reaction at this point. >> reporter: now, i'm getting more shallow breath. this is what happens when i'm on the edge of a story for "good morning america." oh, my god. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: my heart pounding, i'm tethered to a pulley, zipping across a wire.
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the drop-off, 600 feet, the equivalent of 55 stories to the ground. then, the beauty settles in. 90 seconds of amazing. >> wow. that was awesome. >> reporter: that initial descent is when the speed comes in. the eyes start watering. it hits you. one down. four more to go. that wasn't the fastest? >> oh, you haven't seen anything yet. we haven't touched on the fastest. >> reporter: this next zip is almost twice as fast and through the trees. >> all right. in three, two, one. >> reporter: woo. i could do this all day. all day. hard to believe, but i get to ride three more of these, too. >> it's so much fun. >> reporter: everybody else is worried about their life. this is a great ab workout. >> good for my core. >> reporter: and the best part, it's all in a day's work. "good morning america." it was way too cool.
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>> that is awesome. >> you can do it in the winter, too. >> i love it. >> the adrenaline rush continues on "gma." donald driver, one of our favorites, we shared a producer on both of these. he's going to do a huge, water park extreme event. he's joining the extreme team. >> i love it. i'm so going there. the original "jersey boys" are about to serenade us, coming up on "good morning america."
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[ cheers and applause ] they set the great white way on fire, as members of "the jersey boys," the broadway musical. now, they're selling out their own shows. the midtown men are here to tell
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us about their new cd. the midtown men, singing '60s hits. and their new tour and rock star lives. welcome, guys. it has to be a lot of fun. daniel, i want to ask you. is this life imitating art or the other way around? what is it like to now be part of a pop group once you've performed as one on broadway? >> we fell in love with the era of music when we were playing frankie valli and the four seasons. we had no idea when we were doing this show, we would have this real rock adventure of our own. early mornings and -- >> i thought it was supposed to be late nights. >> yeah. late nights. that's the best part. we love living this lifestyle. we're basically living out the life that we portrayed in the show. and that, we had no expectation of. but we're doing it as ourselves. so, it's amazing. >> you know what's amazing is listening to you. i want to present to you, the '60s alive with a twist. this is the midtown men
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performing a classic medley. take it away, guys. ♪ one, two, three, four ♪ working my way back to you, babe ♪ ♪ with a burning love inside i'm working my way ♪ ♪ back to you, babe and the happiness that died ♪ ♪ i'm working every day paying every day ♪ ♪ i used to love to make you cry ♪ ♪ it made me feel like a man inside ♪ ♪ but if i'd been a man in reality ♪ ♪ you'd still be here babe, lovin' me ♪ ♪ now, the nights are long and lonely ♪ ♪ and i'm not too strong, babe i just miss you so ♪ ♪ and you're too proud won't give in ♪ ♪ but when i think about all i
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could win ♪ ♪ i keep working my way back to you, babe ♪ ♪ with a burning love inside ♪ yeah, i'm working my way back to you, babe ♪ ♪ with a happiness that died ♪ don't take your love away from me ♪ ♪ don't you leave my heart in misery ♪ ♪ if you go then i'll be blue ♪ ♪ breaking up is hard to do ♪ remember when you held me tight ♪ ♪ i used to get your love through the night ♪ ♪ thinking i would be with you breaking up is hard to do ♪ ♪ they say breaking up is hard to do ♪ ♪ now i know i know that it's true ♪ ♪ don't say this is the end ♪ instead of breaking up i wish that we were making up again ♪ ♪ i beg of you don't say good-bye ♪
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♪ can you give my heart another try ♪ ♪ come on, baby let's start anew ♪ ♪ breaking up is hard to do ♪ let's hang on to what we got ♪ ♪ don't let go, girl we got a lot ♪ ♪ got a lot of love between us ♪ ♪ hang on, hang on hang on ♪ to what we got doo, doo, doo ♪ they say you tried calling going to ♪ ♪ i'm wishing you never said it ♪ ♪ but i'm going to dread it that little diamond on your hand ♪ ♪ ain't a fortune, baby but you know it stands ♪
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♪ we just can't leave behind us ♪ ♪ baby, baby, baby ♪ let's hang on to what we got ♪ ♪ don't let go, girl we got a lot ♪ ♪ got a lot of love between us ♪ ♪ hang on, hang on hang on ♪ ♪ to what we got doo, doo, doo, doo ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ i went for a walk thanks to the midtown men. you can see them in asbury park this saturday. "deals and steals", as well. thanks for watching. have a great day. switching to progressive could mean hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today.
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good morning i'm kristen sze. less' get a look at the forecast. good morning. still cloudy as you saw flight arrival delays into sfo. sunshine quicker today slight warming trend san francisco one degree to about four for concord and fremont. 80s and 90s east bay valleys. 70s, 80s elsewhere. coast and san francisco low to mid 60s. more cloud cover and slightly cooler through the weekend into next week. motorcycle cleared in san francisco north 280 on 6th street off-ramp, heavy on the extension north 101 slow but still a better option. light across the bay bridge at the toll, not much


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