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good morning, america. breaking overnight -- massive explosions at this florida gas plant sends hundreds fleeing. >> did you see that? >> dozens of those propane tanks used on home grills popping like fireworks. all caught on tape. the blast felt miles away. anthony weiner speaks out last night about the new pressure from bill and hillary clinton to drop out of the new york mayor's race. he's still defiant as he slips to the bottom of the polls. real trouble for two big stars of "real housewives." the contentious couple known for lavish spending and their opulent mansion head to federal court charged with mortgage fraud. what they're saying this morning. ♪ i want candy and this morning, warren buffett, the new candy man. the billionaire is auctioning off a tour of his
famous chocolate factory. the real-life willy wonka will give someone the secret to some of the most famous candies in the world. ♪ there's no life i know to compare with pure imagination ♪ and good morning, america. now i don't know if warren buffett is going to wear the top hat and sing, but i love the story. all for charity. all to benefit children's education. more on that ahead. check out this extraordinary video we just got in overnight. tornado trapping people inside this building. watch as it comes right up against the glass. and sam is going to show us everything in just a little bit. >> it's like a scene out of a movie, looking at it like that. let's get right to the breaking news.
the propane plant explosion outside orlando, florida. steve owe ssunsami joins us now. >> reporter: good morning. these are live pictures of that fire still smoldering. the plant makes those propane cylinders you exchange at the grocery store. they caught fire and blew up. what you hear exploding in this video from the scene are the propane tanks found on almost every home grill in america. for hundreds of families near this gas plant, a half hour northwest of orlando, it was a frightening night. the first round of explosions rocked their peace and quiet at 11:30 and continued for half an hour. after midnight, the blasts started back up again. >> the whole house shook. the windows shook. everything. >> reporter: giant waves of smoke filled the night sky, and authorities were telling residents the air was safe to breathe. at least eight workers at the
blue rhino propane plant were hurt in the blast as they scrambled for cover. some of them were badly burned. this morning at least four are in critical condition, rushed by helicopters to the closest hospitals. >> i heard this loud boom, and it sounded like a car had driven into my house. >> reporter: blue rhino, the company that sells the propane tanks, had a crew of about 25 people working at the plant when the explosions began. at one point they feared the worst, but this morning officials are reporting that no one was killed. >> i was outside in my driveway looking at the orange plumes and the flashes in the sky and hearing the booms. so it is no doubt a miracle that no one has been reported as having died. >> reporter: 50 homes were evacuated a mile out from the plant. some families spent the night at a church shelter, but they are safe. this morning authorities say the fire is contained and won't spread. federal investigators this morning say there was no foul play and believe this was an accident caused by human error. robin.
>> as you said, good thing it is contained. steve, thanks so much. now to the latest on the anthony weiner sexting scandal. the defiant politician backing down slightly in new comments overnight. but still shows no sign of slowing down his campaign for new york mayor. even with a big drop in the polls and i know linsey davis, you've been following this for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no stopping him. in a new interview with "the daily news," weiner calls this the most surreal experience of his life. and says he believes he can rebound. and he also thinks his wife will continue to campaign for him. in the meantime, a new poll suggests that half of new yorkers say weiner should drop out of the race. but weiner says, the voters should decide. >> there are a lot of people who are saying a lot of things this about campaign. >> reporter: overnight reporters asked anthony weiner how he felt about his mentors, the clintons, pushing for him to drop out of the race. he changed his tune a bit from earlier in the day. saying -- >> i'm interested what other pundits and other politicians say. but not that much. >> reporter: bill and hillary
clinton haven't come out and told him to quit but several clinton advisers say the clintons see weiner's mayoral campaign as an embarrassment and potential liability, should hillary, who had lunch with the president on monday, run for his office in 2016. one clinton associate said the clintons are bristling at the comparisons between hillary and huma and between bill and weiner. the clintons aren't the only ones whose patience has run out. a new quinnipiac poll shows weiner plummeting from first place with 26% of the vote a week ago to fourth place with 16% after his admission that his lewd online behavior continued even after he resigned from congress. meanwhile, his wife, huma abedin, was spotted in washington, d.c., dining with hillary clinton's long-time spokesman and her former colleague. between the polls, pundits and politicians, the pressure for anthony weiner to exit the race for new york city mayor is mounting. but weiner isn't backing down. >> he is -- >> -- wasting time and space.
>> reporter: earlier monday, while campaigning, he had taken an even stronger stance. >> i don't take my cues on policy from the sunday talk shows listening to pundits. i never have. i don't take my cues from the headline writers in the newspapers. i never have. >> reporter: he is still asking for money still e-mailing supporters as he did on monday. when he wrote, "i waged this campaign on a bet, that the citizens of my citizen would be more interested in a vision for improving their lives, rather than in old stories about mine." stories like this have played out on tv before. overnight, cbs actress julianna margulies who has played a scorned wife in "the good wife" says she has empathy for human abiden. she says a story like this is a gift for their show. >> "the good wife."
>> a new campaign ad coming out today. and three campaign events. he's continuing business as usual. >> and the problem is, half the voters, democrats say he should get out of the race. all people know about this campaign right now is this story. this is it. >> that's what people are talking about. >> thanks, linsey. we're going to turn to the troubling outbreak of vandalism in washington, where some of the capitol's famous monuments have been spotted with green paint. one woman is in custody. and jim avila is reporting from the lincoln memorial, hit last week. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, george. in fact, there are some serious questions for the national park police this morning about how a 58-year-old homeless woman, wielding just a can of paint could do such so much damage to monuments so dear to this nation. it's tourist season in the nation's capital. and this is not what they came to see. >> i think it's pathetic that people want to destroy and mess up national landmarks. >> reporter: it started last friday. green paint spread along the base, lap and leg of america's 16th president, one of this country's sacred spots desecrated.
the lincoln memorial where martin luther king had a dream. >> that disturbs me as an american that someone would stoop that low to do something like this. >> reporter: and it didn't stop there. more green paint on the smithsonian's bronze statue of joseph henry, one of the foundation's founders who started the national weather service. and more desecration at the national cathedral, where the historic organ used to play at president woodrow wilson's funeral again splashed with green paint. but here a break in the case. the alleged vandal caught nearly in the act. >> an arrest was made on site here at the cathedral. >> reporter: police now believe all the damage done by a homeless woman answering the question who would do something like this perhaps but not how it could so easily be done. the lincoln memorial alone has 2 guards assigned 24 hours a day. the lincoln memorial was closed part of the weekend. but it's open again now.
i just walked up the steps to look at how mr. lincoln is doing. the damage is still there. you can still see as i sent this picture. it shows the damage. the green paint still on the base of the statue. they've cleaned the actual statue itself. they're being very careful so they don't damage the work there. george and robin. >> thanks. boy, you know, you want the monuments to be accessible. but it's incredible that she could get away with that. to josh and the other top stories. >> we have breaking news. a daring prison escape to bring you. nearly 250 inmates on the run right now. many of them are top terrorists. and that's because overnight taliban fighters dressed as police stormed the prison you see here in northwest pakistan firing rockets and then waging a fierce gun battle with guards. 248 prisoners escaped. many are described as high-level militants. one government official has called this, and i do quote, a debacle of the highest order, end quote. and a major change in the fight against lung cancer, the deadliest of all cancers. for the first time, federal health advisers are now recommending that people
over 55 who are heavy smokers or who used to be heavy smokers get an annual c.t. scan to check for lung cancer. researchers found that the benefits of the test can outweigh the negatives. lung cancer claims some 160,000 lives in this country every year. and the scandal surrounding baseball star alex rodriguez is getting uglier. baseball commissioner bud selig is now reportedly preparing to invoke his right to suspend rodriguez to preserve the game's integrity. this is a rarely used power, which "the new york daily news" reports could lead to rodriguez being banned for life. he could also be suspended under the league's labor deal guaranteeing any suspension takes effect immediately. and take a look at this. a man in san diego survived this. he drove off that 40-foot cliff, driving straight through a locked gate and then taking a plunge that was, in fact, death defying. somehow his car landed upright. so he is going to be okay.
bad news for him, okay enough to face possible drunk driving charges. and new details about the spectacular jewelry heist along the french riviera. the brazen robbery of some 72 diamond rings, pendants, earrings from an exhibit in cannes is now valued at $136 million. that is more than double the initial estimate. this morning police are reviewing surveillance video hoping to identify the masked man, which will make it tough, who pulled off the heist in just 60 seconds. finally, if you're making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lump right now and you have hands like this, stop and watch this. your days of scraping the bottom of the jar may be over. some young entrepreneurs have come up with an easy way to get the last dab of peanut butter without scraping your knuckles all the way past. it's basically the twist.
>> that's genius. >> yes. it pushes the peanut butter up to the top. >> why did it take so long to come around? >> i don't know. we walked on the moon a half-century ago. and we've still been scraping our knuckles on peanut butter jars. if it works -- we should say when it works, they will be expanding, jelly, mayo, all of your condiments will be had. >> it's something to get your big paws in there. >> half of the jar. i can't get it in there. >> oh, boy. >> josh, thanks for that. now, to the little girl who is fighting for her life after swimming in the lake. the 12-year-old from arkansas contracted a deadly disease in the water. and abc's ryan owens has all those details for us. >> reporter: this perfectly healthy 12-year-old just went for a summer swim. but this morning she's in the intensive care unit of an arkansas hospital with a disease that kills 99% of people who contract it. kali hardig got violently ill days after playing at this water park in a lake near little rock. doctors diagnosed her with a
rare meningitis caused by a parasite, an amoeba that thrives in hot, stagnant fresh water. >> i've never even heard of it until kali got it and then to be told there's no cure for this amoeba is just heart-wrenching. >> reporter: there's only been 50 cases of this disease reported in the last 10 years in the united states. but kali is the second believed to be from this one lake. three years ago, this 7-year-old boy died after swimming here. the owners have shut it down for the summer and maybe forever. >> it's hard for us to even think about the possibility of a child getting sick out here. >> reporter: scientists say only two americans have ever survived exposure to this amoeba. her mom is praying kali will be the third. >> that's what we're hoping for. kali to be number three. >> reporter: her mother is also hoping to raise awareness. there's only one way to get this disease, to ingest contaminated water through the nose. so the best way to prevent it is to make your kids wear nose
plugs or hold their nose when they go underwater. a simple tip from a mother whose daughter is fighting for her life. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> and we're all praying for her this morning. we're going to turn now to a story who gives some hope with anybody who has gotten tangled up with a credit company. julie miller did everything she could to make e equifax fix her file and she won big in court. $18.6 million. rebecca jarvis here with that. persistence really paid off here. >> reporter: it did pay off here. a lot of people know this frustration. they're a key to getting a loan, a credit card, a home, a job. and yet one in four credit reports contains errors. this morning, a battle with one of the credit reporting giants, equifax, turning out a win for the little guy. this morning she is the face of consumers, fighting back and winning big >> there was incorrect
information, like 40 debt collector information and incorrect social security and birth dates. >> reporter: eight times between 2009 and 2011, julie miller says she contacted credit bureau equifax diligently filling out paperwork, even highlighting mistakes, but after all that, she claims eqiufax never corrected the errors. >> several times they mailed a standard form that they have that requested more information. yet, there was no change to any of the information. >> reporter: she says the errors cost her credit at two banks. so she finally sued the credit bureau. an oregon jury says she's now entitled to one of the biggest settlements ever, an $18.6 million award. >> i was shocked by the settlement. >> reporter: experts say credit bureaus should listen up. >> it's almost a message to the credit bureaus, look, you better get this information straight because consumers have recognized how important it is, and they're doing a better job
of keeping on top of this information. >> reporter: equifax won't say whether it disputes miller's claims but told abc news, "we are very disappointed in the jury verdict and are exploring our options." equifax is expected to appeal. >> the consumer did their job, however, somebody dropped the ball. that's why you're seeing such a huge punitive award. >> reporter: miller hopes it's a wake-up call. >> they're sending information to companies all over the world. it can affect your credit and your scores and your life. >> reporter: now, the only way to protect your report is to check it for free once a year at annualreport.com. and if you see errors, report them to the credit bureau and to the banks. they should be fixed in about a month. george? >> and if they're not, don't give up the fight. that's the lesson from your story. >> i'm motivated now. >> don't give up. lara, you have my favorite story of the morning. >> i'm happy to hear that, george. mine, too. i agree. this is a story that has everyone's imagination running wild. warren buffett, auctioning off a tour of his famous chocolate factory in california and all for a great cause.
♪ there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination ♪ >> reporter: gene wilder played willie wonka in the '70s classic, but is warren buffet the real willie wonka. will he give away the secrets to see's candies, a company he's own since 1972. buffett is auctioning off an all-you-can-eat tour of the tasty see's factory in l.a. the lucky winner gets a meeting with buffett himself, who promises to talk business. and shows how to correctly eat a bonbon. the generous philanthropist and one of the world's wealthiest men is auctioning off the tour for a children's charity called communities in school. what's the exclusive tour worth? bids are already up to $35,000. and if it's any indication, the
one other chance that buffett holds to meet with him has gone in the past for over $3 million. it's a rare chance to meet with the billionaire business guru, whose every move is watched on wall street because of his pure imagination. ♪ pure imagination >> reporter: and a generous man, indeed. don't worry. you still have time to bid on this sweet experience. the auction closes august 13th. george? >> i didn't know there was a wrong way to eat a bonbon. >> no. >> really? >> a takeaway from the story. >> yes. >> thank you for that, lara. good to see you, sam. >> good morning. we talked about it at the top of the show. a lot of people ask us questions like are there tornadoes or something like them in other parts of the world? earn deed, there are and we'll show you what it looks like to be stuck inside a glass building as outside milan. look at the debris being whirled around. i might say thank you for the video but at this point i would have left the windows and not have been right there. there are 35, 36 tornadoes per
year on average in italy because they are the area where that warm air comes off the mediterranean and kind of gets into the rest of europe there. here's some pictures from what was going on with flossie. the good news out of the storm it didn't cross the big island but works its way north. not as much wind or heavy rain. good news for most of the islands there in hawaii. here comes this area of high pressure. some gorgeous skies from 80 to 89 on the eastern seaboard. this may be the perfect weather that most perfect weather you could expect heading into this time of year in that part of the country.
good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco with your bay area microclimate forecast. we're going to have hazy afternoon sunshine once again, not a spare the air day, but there will definitely be some smoke in the air. temperatures below average. smoke makes for a colorful sunrise and sunset today and a warping trend for the weekend. today, below average in san francisco, upper 60s, low 70s everyw >> all that weather was brought to you by jcpenney. more in the next half hour. >> sam, thank you. coming up, the mysterious death of a michigan medical student. police searching for clues. and two stars of "the real housewives of new jersey" facing fraud charges. and leah remini speaking about her sudden break with the church of scientology.
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once inside rg firefighters discovered pot plants, growing equipment in five rooms and faulty wiring that bypassed the meters to get electricity. nobody was home testimony. investigators are now looking for the people who were using that building. a check on tuesday morning traffic. here's leyla gulen. >> we do have some debris in lanes along 101 southbound. holly street, and that is blocking a couple of lanes. so far so good. however, we're looking at top speeds in both directions as we take a look at this, your drive into hayward, that is slow on the nimitz both in the north and southbound direction. our drive time traffic, 680, 101, 17 looking a little slow, half an hour to get you across pacific highway to los gatos. >> w
we're back and we're hazy this morning, flight delays of nearly an hour at sfo but no fog. temperatures in the fitz just about everywhere except for fremont at 60. here's a look at downtown. you can believe we're going to be cooler than average once again today, a lot like yesterday by about say 4 to 6 degrees. you can see the temperature spreads out there. i think the coast will
i'll turn this around. >> well, you remember that temper tantrum that turned teresa guidice into a star. she and her husband, joe, in court today, indicted on fraud charges. we'll tell you their response. >> you were scared to interrupt during the break. also this morning, actress leah remini is speaking out for the first time since her very public break with the church of scientology. her fiery words why she left the church. also, a lawsuit raging over the popular drink vitamin water. is it really healthy?
shocking claims, though, about the product this morning. and also shocking, how about the heartbreak on "the bachelorette." desiree left by the man she loves? host chris harrisson giving us an exclusive sneak peek on the final finale. first, the mysterious killing at the university of michigan medical school. when an aspiring surgeon was found dead by a single shot. but there's no clues as to what went so terribly wrong. alex perez is tracking the case. >> reporter: good morning, george. the police have no weapon and none of his valuables were missing. a co-worker found him after he failed to show up to work. charming, with an infectious smile and no known enemies. the mysterious murder of paul dewolfe has a community on-edge this morning, as a killer is on the loose. >> we never heard anything like a gunshot or anything.
>> reporter: dewolfe, who was an active duty second lieutenant in the air force, was found wednesday in his bedroom, inned the offcampus fraternity house he shared with other medical students. killed by a single gunshot wound. police are treating the case as a homicide. no suspects have been named. no weapon found on the scene. and nothing missing or out of place in his room. in western michigan, where dewolfe grew up, his loved ones are in disbelief. >> he's like, i'm going to cure cancer one day. he had such great aspirations for life. and if you knew paul, he would have done it. he's the type of person that would have cured cancer. >> reporter: dewolfe posted on facebook about his friends, his love of scuba diving and running marathons. his friends say, he loved life. >> he loved everyone, regardless. he taught me to be a better, more caring person. and i love him for it. >> reporter: dewolfe was
laser-focused on his surgical training. part of a research team that was working on a treatment for acl tears. in a statement, one fellow researcher said, dewolfe was the epitome of everything great in the field of medicine. the university of michigan has increasing police patrols and warning students to stay alert, as investigators now hunt for his killer. and family members laid dewolfe to rest monday evening. he was set to graduate from medical school next year. george? >> boy. it's sad to see so much promise wasted. >> that's right. and thinking of his family today and this morning. now, to the real trouble for the two stars of "the real housewives of new jersey." in federal court today, facing mortgage fraud and other charges. they are known for fierce battles and legal woes. and now, could be facing their biggest battle of all. abc's paula faris has that story. >> don't turn this around on me. >> reporter: this morning, two popular reality stars are facing a different kind of reality.
the possibility of a life behind bars. table-flipping, family-loving. >> be a man. stick with your blood. >> reporter: teresa guidice and her husband, joe, were indicted monday on federal fraud charges. if convicted, they could spend as many as 50 years in prison. according to court documents obtained by abc news, the giudices allegedly submitted false and fraudulent mortgage and other loan applications from 2001 to 2008. the documents say joe failed to submit tax returns and did not tell the truth in bankruptcy court. >> teresa is accused of reporting fake jobs. she went so far as to file fake w-2 forms. >> reporter: federal prosecutors also say the 41-year-old mother, known by her lavish spending habits and mansion, tried to hide the money she earned from
"the real housewives" when she filed for bankruptcy. >> i got bankruptcy. let me just die. >> reporter: bravo declined to comment on the matter. still, the couple's past could be endangering their future and the well-being of their four daughters. >> the daughters have grown up in the spotlight. if both their parents go to jail, it's hard to say what would happen to the kids. >> reporter: in a statement, teresa guidice call monday's indictment, a most difficult day for our family. saying, she intends to maintain their lives as best their possible. her lawyer says she will plead not guilty. adding, we look forward to vindicating her. >> i'm a jersey girl. >> reporter: apparently, not even the long arm of the law. for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. >> for more on the case, we're going to bring in abc's chief legal affairs anchor, dan abrams. this is no joking matter.
these charges are serious. >> they've thrown the book at them. a 39-count indictment. a conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud. a series of other charges. and they're saying this started back in 2001. and in effect, what they were doing, they say, when they were applying for loans, they would overstate what they had. they would file fake w-2s and create fake pay stubs. when they filed for bankruptcy, they would do the opposite. minimize the amount of assets they had. the authorities are saying, they went to great lengths. this is not just messing up some numbers. the authorities are claiming they went to great lengths to lie to the banks, to the courts, in connection with this long history of what they say is fraud. >> and could be facing decades in jail. and joe and teresa, are they equally implicated in this case? >> they're both implicated. and a number of charges are
conspiracy where they worked together. for example, they're saying he didn't file tax returns between 2004 and 2008. that just relates to him. but for many of the most serious charges, you're talking about both of them. it will be very interesting to see if they try to get one of them to flip on the other one. but i don't think they're going to offer a deal that would not involve serious prison time here. so, i think that a deal might be hard in and of itself. >> both are expected in court later today. dan, thanks so much. sam? >> hey, robin. it's more from the this is not normal weather file. this is not normal to get eight inches of rain in three hours. these are the kinds of things we're hearing every day. this is from the low that was sitting in kansas this is from lindsborg, kansas. 50 homes have water inside them. it's because we haven't found a pattern for the jet stream yet. it's been drifting up and down. it was late to get up.
now, it's drifting back down. should be somewhere around the canadian border right now. and the storm track should be carrying this moisture all the way across canada. not through the middle of the u.s. that low is going to spin more rain today. paducah, kentucky, you're in line for rain today. and i truly believe it because this low has had history from arizona, all the way yesterday to kansas, delivering the big rainfall totals. hazy, hot and humidity along the gulf. sunny and beautiful, from the mid-atlantic to the northeast today. can't share that around th good morning. i'm mike nicco. hazy sunshine, most neighborhoods by noon. the clouds been stubborn along the coast to san francisco. that's why you're coolest. temperatures today 4 to 6 >> that from the this is not normal weather file. >> saying that a lot lately.
sam, thank you. coming up, former "king of queens" star, leah remini, is speaking out for the first time about her public split from the church of scientology. why she said she had to leave. and the lawsuit over vitamin water. is the popular drink really healthy? what both sides are saying this morning.
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remini, opening up about her split from the church of scientology. she was a staunch and high-profile member of the church but left it earlier this month. abc's dan harris continues to follow this story. >> reporter: good morning. leah remini is one of the highest profile departures from the church of scientology. since she left, she has not said much publicly. now, though, she is speaking out for the first time. >> what's happening here? >> i'm saying my prayers. >> reporter: leah remini is not mincing words about her departure from the controversial church of scientology. telling "people" magazine, quote, i'm not about to shut up. appearing at a charity event over the weekend, remini spoke to "access hollywood." >> i'm good. i have my family. my real friends are behind me. and i think that says a lot. >> reporter: speaking to "people" magazine, remini re-emphasized that her family, many of whom are also church members, are sticking by her.
quote, we stand united, my family and i. >> reporter: leah wanted to make the point that it was scientology, or some other reason, that wasn't going to break up her family. >> reporter: remini's sister, nicole, who left scientology herself, said leah's relationship started to sour in 006, at the wedding of tom cruise and katie holmes, when she asked the head of the church, david miscavige, where his wife was. she says she was rebuked for asking about this. >> she was totally shocked. she did not at all expect that type of response. and then, it just kind of escalated from there. >> reporter: speaking to "people" magazine, leah remini said, i believe that people should be able to question things. no one is going to tell me how i need to think. no one is going to tell me who i can and cannot talk to. the church has publicly denied
the story about remini confronting david miscavige at tom cruise's wedding. the church released a statement saying, mrs. miscavige continues her work in the church as she always has. it would be hard to overstate what a massive and life-changing event it is for leah remini to leave scientology. she was raised in the church. but based on her comment to "people" magazine, and what i'm hearing from her sister, nicole, leah seems confident in her choice. >> good for her. thank you, sam. all the best to leah remini. and coming up here on "good morning america," how young is too young? pictures of gisele bundchen's baby with pierced ears. the mommy bloggers are up in arms, apparently. and "the play of the day," you know the hollywood star tours? sometimes it's all good. freeze it. and then, break it. >> break it. break it. >> break it. break it. yeah.vent is here.
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right then. here's "the play of the day." >> "play of the day." later on in the show, bryan cranston, the star of "breaking bad," will be joining us. you see him there with aaron paul, his co-star. aaron plays jesse pinkman on the show. drawing to a close, with new episodes scheduled to start in august. but they, the whole gang there, surprised a bunch of fans at comic-con. that's the mobile meth lab that rolled in. bryan said he talked around in a bryan cranston mask. he is one of hollywood's truly nice guy. take a look, an irish family on a hollywood star tour. there's the home of aaron paul. and who should come out of the home of aaron paul to say hello,
but aaron paul. says he usually -- if he sees the van, he'll scramble down to the sidewalk to say hello. he's been known to tweet a pay phone number to stand by it. and here, gets into the family with the family visiting from ireland, to take photos. >> what a trooper. >> fantastic. he's terrific. bryan cranston, you have a chance in mere moments, to do him one better, when you join us live. and chris harrison here. "bachelorette" drama. lots to get to. go nowhere. or garlin smith, video account director at yahoo. and for every garlin, thousands more are hired by hundreds of top companies. each expanding the influence of our proud university of phoenix network. that's right, university of phoenix. enroll now. we've got a frame waiting for you.
voters are casting ballots for a new supervisor. former visz mayor cindy chavez is in a special runoff election against teresa alvarado. the winner will fill the seat vacated by the former supervisor who is expected to face sentencing if this fall for illegally spending public funds. here's mike with the forecast. >> thank you very much, eric. flight delays at sfo, so check ahead. about an hour right now. temperatures below average, mostly sunny conditions by noon, partly sunny at the coast.
accuweather seven-day forecast, still here through friday. leyla? >> we have a report of an accident on the nimitz on the southbound side of 880 at wip l road. right now we are looking at heavy conditions coming away from 2. here's your drive atz you're heading on 808 from fremont to san jose, 19-minute drive, 80 and 280 looking busy.
[ cheers and applause ] and the garden is full bloom out there in times square. a whole bunch of happy people this tuesday morning. waving a lot of flowers. we have our friend, chris harrison, in the studio as well this morning. he has some roses. chris, that was really something last night. it lived up to the hype. >> right? that was good stuff last night. >> yeah. >> left us in tears. >> brooks said, huh-uh. so, chris, you're going to be the one handing out roses this morning to our beautiful, new angels over here. >> oh, wow. >> we rehearsed this. chris, this is where you walk over while handing out the roses. >> come on, chris.
>> i said i didn't want to do this. but if i have to work with the victoria's secret models, i guess i will. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> usually we eliminate somebody. but why would i? right? i mean, who would kick anybody off this set? which one of these is not like the others? >> they are the new victoria's secret angels. and they're going to be revealing some of their beauty and fitness secrets for us, as well. and standing room only here in the studio. i've never seen the studio so crowded in here. >> i want to show, you're all beautiful on the inside, as well. i want that to be clear. big question, is vitamin water actually healthy? i mean, after all, it's called vitamin water. a major legal battle brewing right now over that very question. both sides having their says this morning. and we're painting the town blue today, everybody. "gma," smurfs. it's all happening. there he is. papa smurf is here.
oh, my gosh. i believe we also have -- yep smurfette is in the house. and there is clumsy. so far, so good. >> he and i will have a color-off later. a lot of fans greeting them because of the big movie. the smurf roxy is here. yes. >> my girls have been chatting about this for months. they're ready for this one. >> i'll bet. >> christina ricci is here, as well. it's going to be a smurfalicious morning. >> i bet you were working on that. we're going to begin with the massive explosions in central florida overnight. take a look at this. the scene at a plant this actually makes propane tanks for gas grills. this happened not far from orlando. eight workers were injured in the explosion, some of them critically. but stunningly, no one was killed in the series of blasts. here's what the scene looks like this morning. you can see the extent of the damage. the fire still smoldering.
the initial theory, the blast was an accident, caused by some sort of human error. as news becomes available, we'll have it for you. and the u.s. soldier accused of leaking some 700,000 government documents to the website wikileaks will learn his fate today. the judge in army private bradley manning's court-martial judge is announcing the verdict today. he could face life in prison for aiding the enemy. his lawyers insist that manning is a whistle-blower who tried to expose war crimes. here in new york, anthony weiner has plummeted to fourth place in the polls this morning. but he insists he is staying in the city's mayoral race, despite new pressures resulting from his sexting scandal. the clintons have joined those now pressuring him to drop out of the race. meantime, the mayor of san diego embroiled in a growing sexual harassment scandal now wants the city to pay his legal bills.
bob filner said he will get therapy to overcome his problem with women. but he won't step down. he's now facing two re-call challenges. and in medical news, your mother was right. apparently going to bed at the same time every night is important. researchers just finished studying the issue. they found that when 3-year-olds had a regular bedtime, they ended up performing better on school exams years later at age 7 than kids who had inconsistent bedtimes. this is the latest evidence that quality sleep has long-lasting benefits. i think we can stop those studies. i think we can all agree. quality sleep works. yes. and finally, seriously. don't blink or you might miss it. meet the new rubik's cube world champ. it took a guy from australia -- take a look. 7.3 seconds. bang, done. 7.3 seconds to line them all up. the world championships in las vegas. it turns out, that's a little quicker than it takes to peel the stickers off and reapply them so that you've got it done.
>> i guess he got his quality sleep. >> lots of quality sleep apparently for that kid. he had a regular bedtime. >> yes. and for many years to come. >> we solved it all. >> thanks, josh. "pop news," lara. >> good morning to you and to you. and we begin with johnny depp this morning. is he retiring? what a loss that would be to the movie business. but depp recently told a reporter in the uk that he's probably not too far away from ending his acting career. depp said he would like to focus on quieter pursuits. but don't get out the retirement party hats just yet. >> okay. >> johnny still has at least three films in the works at the moment. that would be a loss, though. he is the best of the best. and an announcement as bold as a firework. katy perry let the world know the details on her new album yesterday with an 18 karat 18-wheeler. spotted cruising los angeles. prism written on the trailer. the twitter queen used the
medium to tell fans to tweet pictures of the truck as they spotted it. one of them, "american idol" star adam lambert, who saw the truck. perry's last dum, if there's any indication, this will do just fine. "teenage dream" made billboard history. five number one singles. katy said, l.a., not the last stop for the truck. keep your eyes open. and tune in to "gma" tomorrow, katy perry will be here. >> is she going to bring the truck? >> out in times square? >> i don't know. >> that would be great. hey, finally, just to give you an idea of how hungry we are by this hour in the show, this guy can totally relate. he so wants to eat but can't yet. he's not allowed. he can't get there. he tries. he tries. and over again, he goes. the sinful pleasures in life. right here is another video we found for you this morning. this was always one of my favorite things to do as a kid. this guy can relate. >> wait a second.
you just buried the lead there. you did that as a kid? >> you never slid down the stairs? >> head first? >> maybe that's my problem. you never did this? you never slid down the stairs? >> i think we need more quality sleep as a kid. >> everybody, that's "pop news." let's get to sam with the weather. >> hey, we are outside in times square. good morning, everyone. here's what i love. equal opportunity. there's some very handsome young men with roses. beautiful ladies with roses. we have smurf hats. i don't know. what's going on today? there's a lot happening in times square this morning. everybody seems to be happy. let's get to the boards. one or two things happening. we're going to start with this very dry -- the drought going on in the western area, is already in the northwest, as well. sea-tac -- that's their reporting station, seattle/tacoma, is coming in with the driest july on record. they should have had a good amount of rain. and because of this weird pattern that we're in, this is
just another one of the strange things happening this summer. if we follow the remnants of dorian right now and watching with the hurricane center, we may still have an entity that may turn into the gulf. i want to watch this carefully. right now, they're saying it may not be tropical the entire trip. you know what, i don't like to see anything get into good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco with your bay area microclimate forecast. we're going to have hazy afternoon sunshine once again, not a spare the air day, but there will definitely be some smoke in the air. temperatures below average. smoke makes for a colorful sunrise and sunset today and a warping trend for the weekend. today, below average in san francisco, upper 60s, low >> we're a happy group here in times square. but, olivia, where are we going
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hello to everyone out there in times square. ♪ too long inside, we're kicking off the "gma heat index." the hottest stories trending right now. vitamin water, more and more is sold every day in part because some people believe it's a healthy alternative to sugary soda. that claim being challenged in courts now. abc's abbie boudreau has the story. >> reporter: the suggested health benefits appear to be right there in the name. >> vitamin water aaa, vitamins and antioxidants to help support a healthy body. >> reporter: this morning, one consumer group is asking if vitamin water is really as healthy as some might think? do you think vitamin water is healthy? >> yes. it's vitamins and water. >> calling it vitamin water is a lie. >> reporter: a federal judge is clearing the way for the center of science in the public interest to sue coca-cola. the cspi accuses the company of misleading marketing practices. >> we just want people to make an informed purchasing decision. >> reporter: cspi complains the
vitamin water's advertising deceptively promotes the product is healthy by claiming certain types of the drink can, among other things, quote, reduce risk for eye disease or promote healthy joints and goes on to point out, a 20-ounce bottle like this one also contains eight teaspoons of sugar. >> that's like sucking on seven to eight lollipops in one sitting. >> reporter: coca-cola in court briefings says no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking that vitamin water was a healthy beverage. >> they're giving us water and a little bit of vitamins and a boatload of sugar. >> reporter: the cspi wants the labels changed. but in a statement to abc news, coca-cola says the "claims are without merit and will ultimately be rejected." it goes on to say "vitamin water
is a great-tasting, hydrating beverage, with essential vitamins in water. and labels clearly showing ingredients and calorie content." for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> i remember when it came out years ago. years when it first came out. and i was thinking, this really is giving me energy. i looked at the label. wow. there's a reason why. it was on the label. i never thought it was healthy. but i thought it was okay. >> it's right there. >> for me, it's always sort have been the equivalent of gatorade. that idea. tasty. >> we'll see what happens in court. >> we shall, indeed. also burning up our "heat index," a supermodel mom, gisele bundchen, raising a few eyebrows this morning. she released a photo of her nearly 8-year-old daughter with ears pierced. now many are asking -- well, we haven't asked this, how young is too young? how young is too young? >> we ask that every day. >> we asked that of bianna golodryga. it's been a couple of days. >> reporter: good morning, guys. the brazilian bombshell tweeted a photo of an adorable
8-month-old vivian brady. accessorized in a necklace and to the surprise of many, studded earrings. the earrings have sparked a debate with some moms saying infants should not have their ears pierced. others defend the act. calling it nothing more than a cultural rite of passage. it's no secret, photos of supermodel gisele bundchen are known to turn heads. but it's this sweet snapshot of gisele and her 8-month-old baby girl vivian that has people talking this morning. at issue, what appear to be the tiny gold studs in baby vivian's ears. the photo has received more than 58,000 likes. but the moms we spoke with were split over the piercing question. how young is too young? >> for me, personally, yes, i wouldn't do it to my daughter. >> you're going to end up getting them pierced anyway. every girl likes her ears pierced. >> reporter: bundchen, who has two children with husband tom brady is no stranger to parenting controversy.
in 2010, the supermodel made waves when she told "harper's bazaar uk," quote, there should be a worldwide law that mothers should breast-feed their babies for six months. she's also sparked conversation as an advocate for all-natural, at-home births, something she described in the documentary "the business of being born." >> at that moment, i felt like i could conquer the world. >> reporter: as for the piercing controversy, some say the whole thing may just come down to culture shock. >> i think what a lot of people don't realize is this is something that's popular in gisele's culture. she's brazilian. and in latin america, it's very common to get your infant daughter's ears pierced. >> reporter: and while it may be common in other cultures, the question on many moms' minds this morning, is it safe so young? our medical expert says yes. >> nothing is without risk. but again, this is an area of the body that overall has a pretty low risk of infection.
>> this really comes down to a cultural decision. i was 10 months old when i had my ears pierced in russia. my stepdaughter just had her ears pierced at 12. >> and babies have ears pierced. >> i called my mom and did research to ask if it was cultural. and she said the fact that i was bald and she didn't want people to think i was a boy. had to nip that in the bud. you know my mom. >> oh. >> yeah. >> i had to wait until clij. my mother wouldn't let me get my ears pierced until college. just depends. >> to each his own. to pierce or not to pierce. >> that is the question. >> so many other things that babies go through at young ages that we don't talk about on this show, by the way. did you -- have you seen that rock that looks like an aircraft carrier on jennifer aniston's hand? well, that's the engagement ring we've all been talking about for almost a year now. it's on the cover of "glamour" magazine. and inside, well, she's talking about it. and tai hernandez has all of the details. >> you can't buy me. >> reporter: jennifer aniston, stripping down in her hot, new
flick, "we're the millers," flexing her comedic muscle like never before. >> happy wife, happy life. >> reporter: and now the girl we love to love is gracing the september issue of "glamour" magazine, proudly wearing her engagement ring and spilling all in an interview like no other. >> the interview was done by jason sudeikis. to sit down with somebody that you're comfortable with produces something more natural. >> reporter: aniston reveals how her broken childhood and sense off human propelled her into acting. telling "glamour," i would goof in class, make everybody laugh. get kicked out and stand in the hall. i wasn't sitting there thinking about acting. i was trying to keep people sane. being funny became a survival technique. >> when she found out it could be a career was a great moment for her. >> what exactly do you do for a living? >> oh -- >> mom. >> reporter: in her new movie role, aniston tapped into her maternal instinct. something she tells "glamour" she shares with her fiance. "i know justin has amazing paternal instincts because growing up he had to sort of
become the parent." juggling her personal life and career she also perfected her girl next door style. "i'm pretty basic. a boyfriend jean, a wedge, a tank top. even on the red carpet, it has to be comfortable. i usually try to get some form of a t-shirt that looks like a gown." for "good morning america," tai hernandez, abc news, new york. >> constantly no doubt one of the most talked about women in the world. the september issue of "glamour" by the way, is on newsstands august 6th. and she, miss jennifer aniston, will be on her show next week. >> that looks like a funny movie. >> it does. >> she keeps saying, people say, you look great. you look great. and she says, i feel great. that's why she looks so great. i love that about her. >> 44, gorgeous. and she'll be at "gma." so we're happy. hey, guys, also burning up the "heat index" this morning, the explosive season finale on "the bachelorette." part one was last night. we've all been talking about it. ending in tears for her. chris harrison is here. >> why is everybody already
laughing? josh? >> no. just you cringed -- no, it's not your fault, chris. >> it was a cringe-worthy episode. if you didn't see it, we're going to give you a peek right now. a world exclusive for us and sneak peek of part two. here's how it went down last night. >> i didn't want to share my heart. i wanted to give it to you. >> reporter: this shocking confession at the conclusion of last night's dramatic "bachelorette." >> i love you. i do. >> reporter: but despite offering her love to brooks, it was heartbreak for bachelorette desiree hartsock. >> look at me. >> no, i can't. >> reporter: when one of the top three finalists, brooks, confesses he is not in love with her. there's mortgage broker chris, who woos desiree with his poetry. and dreamy drew who speaks from his heart. both professing they are falling for her. >> i love you. >> i love you. >> reporter: and, of course,
there's handsome, adventurous, brooks. >> i would say, yes sh, i love brooks. >> reporter: from dream dates atop the hollywood sign, to a picnic above the clouds in madeira. the one man desiree's fallen for -- >> brooks. >> brooks. >> brooks. >> brooks. >> brooks. >> will you accept this rose? >> yes. >> reporter: who says, he just doesn't love her back. >> the [ bleep ] worst thing in my life. >> reporter: so will this "bachelorette," ever find her fairy tale ending? >> i just can't love them as much. i don't care. honestly for me, it's over. >> oh. >> it was rough last night. >> it was so tough to watch. thank you for being with us. the big question from the control room, to friends, to twitter, everyone wants to know, how long did des sit on the end of that pier and continue to cry? >> slightly longer than it took brooks to articulate he was leaving. that only took three days for him to say, by the way, i'm breaking up with you. but, no, after that, she walked
back out there. she sat there for a good half hour. >> was she just totally missing signs from him? or was he waffling back and forth? what was going on behind the scenes? >> you know, that's the beautiful thing about this show because the other guys have professed their love all along. and he's the one guy who hasn't. there's been red flags all the way through. she just walked right past them. and she always said, you just don't see the things that i do or hear the things i do. he doesn't need to say it. obviously he did need to say it. and he just wasn't feeling it like she was. but it was one of those situations you run into on the show where you're like, i don't know if we should be listening in on this. it was so personal. but it was really stunning to watch, yeah. sat there for a good half hour. >> do you remember that happening before? >> me? you know, it's funny, robin. when we go into this, you say, there's going to be something on this season that's never happened before. we've never had that situation at the end of the show. and we never had that final exotic episode. it's usually, happy, happy. here's the final two guys.
who is she going to marry? now, it will be interesting to see how we go on next week. now, is the show going to go on next week? >> do the other two guys know that she -- >> no. that's one of the things, obviously where we left the episode off last night is just her and brooks. the guys have no idea. at this point, you should also know, we separate them. they don't see each other until the rose ceremony. so, right now -- >> are they like in a jury? they have no idea. >> they're sequestered. yeah. but drew and chris have no idea what went down. so obviously we pick up next week with what is she going to do? will there be an explanation? >> can i show a clip? thank you for bringing us an exclusive peek. this is what's going to happen next. >> this is a hard thing to take, it throws everything off, having brooks gone. he said he didn't know until now. it came down to the hometown. and his mom and sister asked if he's ready for marriage, and it's hard for him, you know, to think of marriage when he doesn't love me. it broke my heart to have him
say those things to me, and now i don't know where to start. >> so will des find love? >> right. >> we sort of are led to believe that she would have or she would have picked him. >> obviously, she would have. now, we'll explain to the other guys and me sitting down with her, where do we go from here? how do we put this back together? >> i look forward to seeing you two at miss america. >> we're a month away from being in atlantic city. and crowning miss america. >> next monday, 8:00 p.m.
good morning. i'm eric thomas. b.a.r.t. and its top two unions are set to continue bargaining there morning, hoping to reach a new contract deal before the sunday night strike deadline. union officials say there was progress made on supplemental issue but none on salary and benefits. they say they could bargain past the august 4th deadline and avoid a strike if headway is being made. the lead negotiator thomas hunt returned to the table yesterday after taking some time off. other e bay area transit agencies are meeting to discuss contingencies in event of a strike. here's leyla gulen. >> a new accident in livermore involving a motorcycle. blocking a lane westbound 880 at isabelle avenue.
yesterday, temperatures will be about 5 to 10 degrees below average. this break from summer is going to last through [ cheers and applause ] people out here in times square, on this gorgeous tuesday morning. so beautiful out here. >> perfect. >> a perfect summer day. we'd be out here anyway because it's so beautiful. one more reason -- look who took over the anchor desk inside right there. papa smurf, smurfette, and clumsy. they're all here. the movie's coming out. "smurfs 2." coming out in a little bit. we talk to christina ricci and jayma mays in a few minutes. and working the crowd over here, bryan cranston of "breaking bad." so many people counting down as the final set of episodes start. we're going to stay good-bye. he's going to join us in mere moments. >> the big finale kicking off days from now.
people looking forward to a sneak peek of that. someone will be bringing that later this half hour. close your mouth. every wonder what it takes to be a victoria's secret angel? we're about to get a crash course at the angel boot camp, courtesy of three of the newest winged wonders. [ cheers and applause ] nice to see you all. >> hi. >> you are going to help us out and give us a few suggestions. before we ask you, you are engaged. you're engaged. congratulations. to adam levine. >> that's right. >> have you set a date? >> no. and if i did, i'm not going to tell you guys. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> you better give us a tip here about smelling and
fragran fragrance. where you place it, we thought was very interesting. >> yeah. i mean -- we'll walk over. >> we're going to show you. >> okay. >> we have the lovely sara helping us out today. i want to start with a fragrance in the morning. it's a victoria fragrance. i learned a new tip, to put it behind your knee. it's a pulse point. >> it stays longer? >> yeah. >> i've heard behind the ear. >> here. here. >> exactly. but i've never heard behind the knee. >> also, we have this beautiful look that victoria secret, it's simple, it's easy. the illuminator, using it on her cheek. you can see the glow. it opens up the face. >> rather than using a powder or conceal eshgs it's the way you get that angel glow you all have. >> exactly. >> you can see, if she moves around.
you can see -- >> the color reflector. >> exactly. >> i'm hearing from the control room. >> and then -- what's really important is opening the eye with these -- >> the lashes. >> it's really good. it opens the eyes again. and the most important, mascara. if you're not using a lot of makeup, mascara's good. you both have really nice color. >> thank you very much. >> how are you? >> i'm good. i like another tall girl. >> i know. >> makes me feel good. >> how do you stay so in shape? >> as a victoria's secret angel, it's important not only to just look good but to feel good. >> absolutely. >> and you're constantly traveling. and what i like to do is i like to bring my workout with me. lindsay's going to help show. these are bands. they're really easy, if you know what to do with them. >> also, so portable.
you can pack them and take them where you're going. >> exactly. good for lengthening and strengthening. lindsay will show you a -- this is a tricep extension. they're dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. exactly. but you want to feel sexy and confident. >> and you can do so many different exercises with that one band, which is great. >> you can use it for hips, butt, arms. and especially this one, which is really good for the back muscle areas. every girl wants a nice, strong look. so, that's one way to get those. >> you're working it. you make it work. >> and the wings over there? >> come on over. so, talk a little about the wings and how you work them. >> well, i think every girl feels -- it's a weird feeling you get wearing wings. you just feel, like --
>> you stand a little taller? >> you stand a little taller. walking a runway is much easier with wings. i brought you a pair to try on. >> are you sure? >> we have a pair for you. you should try. it feels really good. >> all right. as long as they're small. >> i'll hold this. >> will you give us one great angel walk? >> i'll give you an angel walk. >> give us a tip on how to work the wings. >> walking a runway, the key is to stand up straight and feel good. when you feel good, that's when you look the most confident and beautiful. put the weight on the balls of your feet. that's one good tip. >> and there's a little bounce. >> yeah. >> put them on. >> come on. >> i'm not -- i'm so sorry. >> we cannot continue until you
have wings, lara spencer. we just can't. >> i think you guys need to put them on. >> yeah. >> you're taking one for the team here. she won't take them off. >> "good morning america." we know that. >> captivatingly beautiful. look at this. an entire beautiful line of gorgeous, gorgeous women. times square has never been this lovely, i might say. >> thank you, sam. bryan and i thank you. >> then, there's you two, who are very attractive, as well. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on. we want to start with the pictures this morning. good morning, colorado springs. and a little bit of maui, yesterday and into last night,
and a little this morning. we're watching flossie cruise by there. a lot of folks are sending us pictures of the damage. and also the storms, the few storms that have rolled through there. here's the idea over the next few hours, day and a half, of what happens with the storm, flossie. and a quick look at the big heat. really? no look at the big heat in the country? really? none? no? really not. okay. good morning. i'm mike nicco. hazy sunshine, most neighborhoods by noon. the clouds been stubborn along the coast to san francisco. that's why you're coolest. temperatures today 4 to 6 degrees, maybe in some >> all of that weather or whatever you could see, was brought to you by hotels.com. oh, josh? >> oh, sam. this is my favorite. this is one of the days that people ask you what it's like. you walk down the hollywood,
there's a victoria's secret angel. and there's a smurf. and then, there's bryan cranston. all good things must come to an end. that's the promo for the final episode of "breaking bad." great to have bryan cranston here. the star of the program. and you brought us a sneak peek. take a look. >> you all know exactly who i am. say my name. >> do what? i don't know -- >> yeah, you do. i'm the cook. i'm the man who killed gus spring. >> killed gus spring. killed gus spring. >> walter, you made him a household name. here we go. something we've been talking about for the better part of a year. this was going to happen. the final episodes. >> i thought you were talking about the models here. >> that was in your deal.
>> i had my wings clipped many years ago. >> we talked about it. iconic character. how are you going to miss him? >> it's the best role of my life. i miss him already. we finished in early april. they're going to start airing next week. it's a fantastic opportunity. and i loved every minute of it. >> without giving away what happens here in the end, this is a cult, iconic series. so, as with all other cult favorites, they have to end. but, boy, the fans are going to rise up if they're not completely happy. do you have any pause about how it ends? if people will be satisfied the. >> i think the fans will be very satisfied. we forgive each other. we hug. we sing "kumbaya." it's all a lovely, lovely -- it's "breaking bad," after all. very unapologetically. justifiably.
i think the fans will go, yeah. >> isn't that one of the legacies of this show. i thought it "breaking bad," when watching the red wedding episode of "game of thrones." a series like yours, is that bad things happen to everyone all the time. do you let yourself think about the legacy of the series at this point? >> not at this point. something goes down as a classic or leaving a legacy, that's up to the fans to decide. all we're trying to do is focus on making the best show that we can, and tell an honest story. >> before we get -- do you remember that moment you got the part? do you remember the phone call? >> yeah. i kind of manufactured it. i really did. i tell the story about going in and wanting to lift my leg on vince gilligan, who created the show, and put my scent on him. so, he could only think of me. and he became my champion to get the role. it changed my life. >> and look what's happened. it's going to be tough to let it
so, we have -- you know, feeling a little blue this morning. but in the best way possible. the smurfs have taken over times square and "gma." you know, the movie "smurfs 2" coming out. we have stars, jayma mays, you know her from "glee." and christina ricci, joining the "smurfs" cast. my kids are fired up about this movie. and the first one was such a blockbuster. do you feel like you're part of a major hit here? is it a big deal? >> i hope so. >> we're hoping. >> for me, i wasn't involved in the first one. this is a -- it's exciting to be a part of. >> it opens tomorrow. and i'm telling you, kids are very, very excited about it. you were in the first one. what's the reaction been to you playing this animated, fun role? >> you never know what's going to happen when you do a film. i felt with the first one we
were filming, straight away people were coming up to us saying, i have 100 figurines in my basement. >> i do, too. >> you're a fan. >> not in a weird way. i save them for my kids. >> my mother probably still has mine in storage somewhere. >> i want to show everybody a scene from the movie. this is neil patrick harris. and a plan in this scene is being hatched to save smurfette, played by katy perry, from the evil gargamel. take a look, everyone. >> smurfette has been taken. >> what? >> by the ghastly gargamel. >> if we can find him, we'll find her. >> he's a big star now. he's in paris. >> you get the blues -- >> the rescue mission. i'll come, too. you need all of the hands you can get. >> passport? we can't get up and go to paris. >> okay. that's one vote no. who votes yes? >> me. >> of course. >> ooh-la-la.
>> what is that like, when you have to act with nothing there? >> you know, it's a little bit tricky. by the end of the evening, you feel like you're going a little crazy. >> did they put something there for you to connect to? >> you rehearse with these little gelatinous smurfs. and by the end of it, there's a little sticker there. and remembering which smurf could be the dot, is a little nutty. >> christina, you play vexy, the evil character to smurfette. that was sort of fun to turn that character on its ear. >> it was fun. i sort of said, there's no other girl smurfs. and i found out, she was created. and she's naughty. it's fun to be the bad girl in a kids' movie. >> do we have time? i want to show a quick clip of vexy in action. >> being naughty, we use all our
goodness against her. once that happens, she'll feel like she's part of our family. hey, smurfette, did you do this with your sisters back in surf village? >> is that weird? >> it's embarrassing to watch yourself doing the lines with no one there. you make all kinds of weird faces. >> and you have to go for it. it resulted is a really fun movie. katy perry, neil patrick harris, jayma, christina. "smurfs 2," opens tomorrow. coming up, richard haass here to tell us about his new book. how it's taking a look into the nation's future. stay with us on "good morning america."
and i'm here, now, with richard haass, the president of the council on foreign relations. he wrote a new book "foreign policy begins at home." and i call it provocative because you are someone, the president of the council on foreign relations. spent your entire life in the foreign policy establishment, the state department for several administrations. you're saying the most important foreign policy goal, is to fix everything right here. >> not a book i expected to write, george. but i wrote it for the reason you said. if we fix it here, restore the foundations of our economy, we'll have the capacity over the coming decades, to deal with all of the challenges in the world. if, however, we don't get it right, and restore traditional levels of economic growth, we will not have the resources we need to lead in the world. we will not be able to set an example to the world. >> and you lay out an ambitious
agenda. more in education, no infrastructure. roads and bridges and mass transit. and we also have to deal with our debt, the same kinds of things talked about in washington every, single day. but it seems like the system is broken. >> national security has two sides. domestic policy and the foreign policy. you have to address both sides. and you raised the question. the ideas are out there. the president is giving a big speech on infrastructure and jobs. the real question is, can american politics work? can washington work? i hope so because the alternative is we wake up one day, there's a terrible crisis. and the world gets tired of supporting american debt. and then, we're going to be faced with the same problem as europe. >> and the rest of the world looks at our system and actually can't figure it out. >> one of the interesting things is washington, in many year areas, you know, from your career, isn't working. you see more happening at other levels.
but it can't substitute. our founders talked about checks and balances. we've raised that to a level on steroids. we have more checks and balances than we want. and the result is, we're no longer functioning and we can't deliver. so, we've become a threat to our own future. >> we're also learning from a time when the united states is involved in the longest war in our history. almost completely out of iraq right now. and it seems like so many americans at home are tired of all that. >> there's intervention fatigue. and i think one of the lessons is, we can't remake the rest of the world like we tried to do in iraq and afghanistan. this is not prescription for doing nothing. the rest of the world will not ignore us or leave us alone, even if we leave the rest of the world alone. isolationism would be folly. we have to get the balance right. at the same time, we have to fix things at home. >> what's the most important thing president obama could do right now to fix that balance? >> i would say the most important thing, is to get -- american growth up to
traditional levels. roughly twice what they are. fix the long-term entitlement problems. five, ten years out, we know what we have to do with things like medicare. get immigration reform. passed right now. have a national infrastructure bank. and get americans working again. it comes back to what we began with. all these things are domestic. we have to restore the domestic side of national security. at the same time, stop trying to do things in the world that we simply can't do. >> richard haass, president of
good morning. i'm eric thomas. livermore is hosting the inaugural intermediate little league world series which begins today at max baer park. the 13-year-old players come from all over north america and as far away as japan. the teams have the same organization and format as little league but play on a bigger diamond. the competition concludes on monday with the championship game. mike has your forecast. >> speaking of livermore, 82 degrees, a little below average and indicative of what we'll have around the bay today as temperatures only reach 80s in the east bay valleys and possibly around morgan hill, the rest of us in the 60s and 70s. accuweather seven-day forecast, we will stay below average through thursday, finally get back to average friday through the weekend. leyla? and further speaking of livermore, we have this accident involving a motorcycle that hasn't cleared. it's right at isabelle avenue. as you make your drive, it is
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