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good morning, america. breaking now, extreme weather, worsening overnight. ten inches of rain in the midwest. flash flooding overrunning college campuses. and utter devastation from the raging waters in the southwest. look at this minivan in the middle of it. cars buried in mud. and this house ripped in half. president obama, expected to deliver a primetime address to the nation. detailing his strategy to take on the brutal isis militants. the nfl commissioner speaks out about the ray rice scandal. taking the blame for not acting earlier. >> we didn't get this right. that's my responsibility. and i'm accountable for that. >> why he's not ruling out ray rice's return, as the disgraced
players' wife standing by his side. and we speak to the woman behind the viral #whyistayed. >> i was sure i was dead. this camper climbed 60 feet off of a cliff, while sleepwalking. rescuers were repelling to pull him up. and you will not believe what they say saved his life. ♪ and good morning, america. boy, that's a lot more terrifying than grabbing extra cereal in your sleep. >> that's one way to look at it. a lot to get to this morning. all eyes on president obama, as he prepares for military action on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary. the president laying out another long-term strategy to defeat an islamic terrorist group. we'll talk to jon karl live from the white house in a minute. >> and the president will be live tonight. meaning, you're going to have a
late night. >> that's right. we'll start with the severe weather. incredible rainfall. more than ten inches in some areas. possible tornadoes and ginger is tracking it all for us this morning. >> that video was from the university of nebraska. this is just coming in. images of us seeing that highway, major highway in nevada, eaten away by all of the flash flooding in the southwest. the rains move to the east. strong storms. more than 50 severe storm reports, including 6 reported tornados. winds up to 92 miles per hour. >> on the ground. >> reporter: gustnados. and baseball-sized hail, raking the midwest. water cascading the stairs at the university of nebraska. more than three inches of rain in just an hour. and in nevada -- >> there's a car coming. >> reporter: -- that frightening scene on a major highway monday. >> that guy just got swept up in the water. >> reporter: flash floods swallowing that minivan. watch again as it goes over the
edge and into the underpass. the couple inside, making it out safely. that imperative stretch of highway connecting las vegas and salt lake city, eaten away. a mud-caked graveyard of cars that couldn't get out. some homes cracked in half. others surviving on islands. now, abundant moisture. copious the word we're using. with flash flood watches from missouri to ohio, including wisconsin. the storms are strong, not severe. but they will become severe this afternoon and evening. detroit, indianapolis, to springfield. be on alert. strong winds, large hail and the possibility of a tornado. >> big part of the country getting hit hard. ginger, thanks very much. president obama, set to address the nation tonight, on his strategy to defeat the terror group, isis. secretary of state john kerry has just landed in baghdad, a surprise visit with the new iraqi government. abc's jon karl is tracking all of the latest from the white
house. and this underscores a key part of the president's strategy. >> reporter: that's right, george. with the formation of a new iraqi government this week, the white house says the battle against isis can now enter a new phase. look for the president, tonight, to talk about ramping up support. and expanded air strikes in iraq. then there's the question of syria. the president will mike it clear syria. the president will mike it clear it's ramping up the effort to defeat isis in syria. including, more support for the iraqi military and expanded air strikes in iraq. and there's the question of syria. the president will make it clear that he is also ramping up the effort to defeat isis in syria. first, by increasing support for moderate rebels, fighting isis in syria. and he will make it clear that he is ready to order air strikes in syria when the circumstances are right. as one top official told me this morning, the president is prepared to go wherever
necessary to defeat them. >> one of the key questions here. what is the role of congress? the president met with congressional leaders yesterday. he told them he believes he has the authority he needs to go into syria. >> reporter: that's right. but he has one immediate action item for them. the president wants to set up training camps for the syrian rebels in the region. the white house says they need congressional authorization to do that. and they need it now. >> our live coverage of the president's speech begins at 9:00 eastern, right here on abc. >> we'll be watching, george. now, to the firestorm from the ray rice domestic violence case. this morning, we're hearing from the nfl commissioner, for the first time since that explosive tape inside the elevator surfaced. and rice and his wife are speaking out. ryan smith has the latest on this. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the nfl suspended ray rice for two games, based on a clip of the football star dragging his unconscious wife from an elevator. now we've seen what happened inside the elevator, why did the nfl's punishment not seem to fit the crime? roger goodell finally answering that question. overnight, nfl commissioner, roger goodell, clearing the air. did he see this tape of football star ray rice, assaulting his wife in an atlantic city elevator, before suspending him
for just two games, telling "cbs this morning," law enforcement never released that tape to the league. >> we had not seen any videotape of what occurred in the elevator. we assumed there was a video. we asked for video. but we were never granted that opportunity. >> reporter: goodell, saying the first time he saw the second tape was monday morning. >> i got into the office. and our staff had come to me and said, there's new evidence. there's a video that you need to see. and i watched it then. >> reporter: and about the league's indefinite suspension of ray rice monday. did he need this new tape to make that decision? >> what we saw in the first videotape was troubling to us, in and of itself. what we saw yesterday, was extremely clear, it is extremely graphic. and it was sickening. that's why we took the action we took yesterday. we have been very open and honest. and i have also, from two weeks ago, acknowledged we didn't get this right. that's my responsibility. and i'm accountable for that. >> reporter: the ravens' owner, penning a letter to fans
overnight, apologizing for not doing enough sooner. seeing that video changed everything. we should have seen it earlier. we should have pursued our own investigation more vigorously. we didn't. and we were wrong. tuesday, ray and janay rice at home, standing together. also speaking by phone to josina anderson, of our sister network, espn. >> i love my husband. i support him. i want people to respect our privacy. >> reporter: but the commissioner, not ruling out the football star's return. >> he would have to make sure that we are fully confident that he is addressing this issue, clearly. he has paid a price for the actions that he's already taken. >> reporter: and this morning, the dominos continue to fall for ray rice. his biggest sponsor, nike, dumped his endorsement deal. e.a. sports removed him from the madden 2015 game. and the teams announced last
night they will let fans exchange rice's jersey for that of another nfl player. >> adam schefter. you heard the commissioner. what's your initial reaction to how the league has handled it and his comments overnight? >> the league was never strong enough, quick enough, decisive enough in this situation. and now, it's trying to play a game of catchup it can't win. it tried to follow the cue of the atlantic city prosecutor. but the atlantic city prosecutor is not view the same way the nfl is viewed. everybody's watching the nfl. not too many people are paying attention to the atlantic city prosecutor's office. in this case, the nfl missed the mark. they're trying to explain it right now. there's skepticism about whether the league office saw the video. there were other people at espn, who reported the contents of that video. at the very least, if the nfl didn't see the video, they knew what existed in the video. and you don't need to see the video to know that ray rice pulled his fiancee out of that
elevator, like a pile of trash. >> we did see that to begin with. there are some that called for the commissioner to step down. what is your take on that? >> it's a difficult situation. the owners have to make that move. and the owners believe that roger goodell is a man who made a lot of money for them. it's hard to imagine that happening right now. that's really not on the table. but clearly, a cloud of suspicion is following the nfl. and roger goodell is responsible for that office. and the nfl has mishandled this case from the beginning. >> a lot of finger-pointing, to the nfl, the ravens. you're looking at the judicial system and saying they dropped the ball. >> to me, that's one of the biggest fallacies of this whole thing. the atlantic city prosecutor's office allowed ray rice to enter into a pretrial intervention program. if he went through anger management classes, these charges would be dismissed. how could anybody who saw that video and saw what he did to his then fiancee, think that this could be allowed to go unpunished.
and the nfl thought if it was got enough for the atlantic city prosecutor's office, it's good enough for us. they made the initial decision. and now, there's new jersey lawmakers calling for the case to be reviewed. that, to me is where this all started. >> and we reached out to the prosecutor's office and also to the new jersey state attorney general. and they both declined to comment. adam, thank you very much. >> they have a lot to explain. >> and ahead, we have the woman behind the #whyistayed hashtag. let's get the other top developing stories from amy. >> good morning to you, as well. we begin with new outrage in ferguson, missouri. city officials getting an earful, at the first meeting since the fatal shooting of michael brown. they commanded a complete overhaul of the police department. >> look around you. we're not going to let you go back to business as usual. it's not going to happen. >> residents demanded cash cams be installed in police cruisers. and name badges being given to all officers. the virus that has sickened hundreds of children across the
midwest and the southeast, is spreading. michigan is the 12th state reporting a spike in respiratory infections linked to the enterovirus. so many kids are crowding into emergency rooms, that one clinic in st. louis, rolled out a mobile triage unit. and a hospital in cincinnati, set a record for the number of children admitted in one day. that number, 540. overseas, a fire explosion tore apart this chemical waste plant in germany. flames 150 feet into the night sky, as many as 40 nearby homes were damaged. but only one person was badly injured. a luxury condo building in the sojo neighborhood is selling a single parking space for $1 million. wow. ironically, the condos are being built on the site of a former parking garage. and finally, it wasn't very hard for police in florida to
catch a suspected burglar. why? you asked. this helped. he fell asleep on a bed with a bag number of stolen jewelry right next to him. police say dion davis broke into that house in florida and passed out cold. they had to wake him up to slap on the cuffs. either he is a criminal that suffers from narcolepsy or he had a little too much to drink. but either way, thank you, stupid criminal. >> another chapter to your book. >> and he had a plastic see-through bag. is that how he was going to carry it out? >> i love how he took the picture. did the homeowner take the picture? then call the cops? shouldn't you wake the guy up? >> should have written on his face, too. >> a lot of fun with this. >> thank you. we're going to turn to the blockbuster announcement from apple. the company unveiling brand-new iphones. a way to eliminate wallets and credit cards for good. and that new watch that has so
many people buzzing this morning. neal karlinsky was at the big event in silicon valley. >> reporter: apple's big day didn't disappoint. the apple iphone 6 and 6 plus, both with bigger screens would normally be a marquee event by themselves. >> we have one more thing. >> reporter: it was the apple watch that stole the show. a sleek wearable device, starting at $349, that can give you directions, measure your heart rate and more. >> this had to be something that people were proud to wear. that said something about them. and it has to function in such a way that it's more than just about things on their phone. >> reporter: "world news tonight" anchor, david muir, backstage, getting the exclusive with apple ceo tim cook. and generally camera-shy design genius, jony ive.
>> we try to make products that people don't begrudgingly use, but people want to use. >> reporter: you'll be able to send voice-activated tweets from the watch. >> how fun it is to send the first tweet ever from an apple watch. see you tonight. >> reporter: one thing people are wondering about -- battery life. apple will not comment on that. it's clearly using up a lot of juice. how long will it last? the real game-changer may be something called apple pay, the ability to use the phone or watch to buy just about anything. something apple believes could make credit cards a thing of the past. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, cupertino, california. >> we're weighing in with our comments, as well. now, to oscar pistorius, a verdict in his murder trial, finally expected tomorrow, six months after it started. the former olympian is appearing to show signs of stress as he waits to learn his fate. abc's matt gutman has that story. >> reporter: this morning, abc news has exclusively obtained a copy of a tell-all book by his
ex-girlfriend, sam taylor's mother, portraying oscar pistorius as an emotional wreck and a danger to those closest to him. do you think that if sam had stayed with oscar, maybe it would have been her behind that door? >> i'm convinced it would have been. >> reporter: co-authored by linda ferguson, the book "oscar an accident waiting to happen," alleges oscar would drive his sports car almost 200 miles per hour, with a terrified petite blonde inside. that he wept hundreds of times on the phone with taylor and his mother, and apologize for his explosive temper. in one e-mail, he reportedly wrote, sometimes i find it easier to believe that there is darkness in others like i know it is in me. in another e-mail, the author says he wrote, most of my adult life, i've had moments that i sabotage the good that i have. and now, ahead of his trial for the murder of another blonde girlfriend, reeva steenkamp,
oscar pistorius, again, on edge. the blade runner seen friday, sporting a scuffy beard and beefier than he was during the trial. reportedly snapping, after what seemed an innocent question. on friday, he allegedly erupted at a pair of reporters. how can you ask me that? do you really have the audacity to ask me how i'm doing at this point in my life? for "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, pretoria, south africa. >> it's expected to be a two-day process to learn the verdict. michael, you have an uplifting story for us. >> i do, robin. change the pace a little bit. now, to an inspiring story that shows you should never give up on your dream. a baseball minor league lifer, riding buses and playing at small parks. and he finally gets called up to the big show. >> this is pulled towards second. and rodriguez, with a diving snag. >> reporter: overnight, an emotional first on second. >> first start in the major leagues.
>> reporter: 31-year-old guilder rodriguez, taking the field as a major leaguer tuesday night, after 13 seasons in the minor leagues. his story, reminiscent of the hollywood classic, "bull durham." >> after 12 years in the minor leagues, i don't try out. >> seeing my name, it's unbelievable. >> reporter: rodriguez has played 1,095 games in the minors, since moving to the states from venezuela. a record, without being called up. until texas ranger interim manager, tim bogar, decided to give him a chance at the minor leagues. >> a guy that's always looking out for everybody else. he works really hard. >> reporter: is g-rod the real crash davis? >> relax. let's have some fun out here. this game is fun, okay? >> reporter: or is he more of a nuke lalush. >> i love winning, man. >> reporter: turns out, he's a little of both. >> i feel very happy. and i try to be fun every minute
i stay here with the team. >> every day, show up, be the same guy. be a great teammate. do the things you have to do. and sooner or later, people notice that kind of stuff. >> yes, they do. g-rod. >> already has a nickname. >> i want to see the movie again, too. >> great movie. all-time great. thanks, michael. ginger, i cannot believe what you're putting up on that screen. >> you should believe it, george. remember, i was talking about it. let's go ahead and look. yes, snow. happening. this is calgary. this is canada. but next stop is u.s. and it will be happening in parts of the rockies. that's why we had to give you that shocking picture this morning. yes, it is cooling down. we see minneapolis, even, temperatures, in the 50s, as you wake up this -- afternoon, excuse me. they are not wake-up temperatures. they look like they are. snow, in the areas you see there. even a flake possible in denver in the coming days. your local weather forecast in just 30 seconds.
>> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the microclimate change forecast. hazy sunshine. poor air quality. that is because of survivors to the north. warming trend today through tomorrow. warm through the weekend. we will cool down nicely. temperatures in the 60's at cost and 70 an the bay and 80's in the north bay and south bay and low-to-mid 90's inland. the seven-day outlook reaps the cost by >> just practicing my snow
angels. too soon. getting ready. all right, ginger. thank you. coming up on "gma," the horrific plane crash that killed four college students. the family of one victim threatening to sue. why it was part of a fraternity rush that went wrong. and opening arguments in the cold case turned murder trial. why prosecutors say this man killed his wife 20 years ago. and how he almost got away with it. and the woman behind the #whyistayed. and the question everyone should be asking about the ray rice story. she's here live in an abc news exclusive. incredible rescue after sleepwalking, a camper 60 feet off the cliff. and the one thing that saved him. at walgreens, you'll help provide a lifesaving vaccine to a child in a developing country through the un foundation's shot@life campaign. thanks to customers like you, last year we helped supply three million vaccines to children in need. this year, help give even more. it's easy at walgreens.
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when the earthquake struck. thompson did not go to the hospital immediately. her family urged her to get medical help the next day after she appeared to be dizzy and had impaired cognitive functions. see how the midweek commute is going. >> it's been a grind getting to the bay bridge from all approaches. this is the east shore freeway and it's just bumper to bumper from -- basically from pinole valley road all the way into the macarthur maze. metering lights remain on. we have an accident san leandro southbound 880, three cars getting into it on the connector to 238. >> sue, thank you very much. when we come back, meteorologist mike nicco and bay area forecast.
7:28 and we'll start with the game at at&t park. diamondbacks jientsd, it's going to be cool, dropping down to 61 by 9:30. 50 in santa rosa to 60 in mountain view. most of us in the low to mid-50s. it is cooler this morning. here's your accuweather seven-day forecast. watch out for poor air quality today due to the smoke that's coming in from wires to our north. not a spare the air day becaus
yeah. >> check it out. britney spears, showing michael some moves. quick learner right there. looks like you had a lot of fun with her. >> i did. i had a great time with her. she opened up about a new passion project, being a mom, a new project, and being single. >> she talked about it? >> she's talking to me. i want to know it all. >> and getting you to know moves. some dance moves. >> we taught each other how to dance. it was here -- and you come here. >> don't hurt yourself. >> and throw it out there. and throw it out here. >> he's got it all.
>> yeah. individual sign up, there's a sheet. 15 minutes with me. and we'll all be dancing like britney tomorrow morning. >> that was macarena-ish. >> she thought i could handle it. also this morning, a family raising big questions about a plane crash they say was part of a fraternity event gone wrong. plus, this is just a remarkable story. a sleepwalker plunging 60 feet off a cliff while camping. and walking away from it. what rescuers say saved his life. and the simple solution that may alleviate ahdh symptoms. the one thing kids can do before school that might help them focus. we're going to begin with the small plane crash that killed four case western reserve students last month. the family of one of the victims suspects the flight was part of a fraternity event and is threatening to file a lawsuit. abc's alex perez has that story for us. >> reporter: this cell phone video, obtained by cbs'
affiliate, woio, captures the fiery aftermath of a plane crash that killed all four onboard in august. >> abraham was starting his first day at case western, when this tragedy happened. >> reporter: the four were all students at case western reserve university. two were members of zeta beta tau fraternity. and the parents believe it may have been part of a rush or recruitment event. >> we're trying to find out who is aware of what was going on. and no one in our family knew he was rushing. >> reporter: the 18-year-old shared these pictures on snapchat just before the crash. about to go on a night flight, he wrote on one. rush, he wrote on the other. >> the snapchat photo that has the heading rush on it, goes to what abraham's state of mind
was. >> reporter: peshawar's family in court is seeking records from the fraternity and the flying club that rented the students the plane. clear for takeoff, he wrote. in an initial report from the ntsb, shows felton, who was a licensed pilot, told air traffic controllers, he was going to flight east to sight see. the plane crashed shortly after. >> 911, what's your emergency? >> there's a plane crash on bishop road. >> reporter: zbt saying the flight was not tied to the fraternity. but peshawar's family attorney says they are considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit in the weeks to come. for "good morning america," alex perez, abc news, chicago. >> a lot of questions to answer there. we're going to turn to the california murder case, where a man is on trial for poisoning his wife 20 years ago. prosecutors say he's an unusual and hard to detect method. but now, believe they have the evidence they need to send him away for life.
abc's cecilia vega has the story. >> did you have a reason to kill linda? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: that's the man investigators say almost got away with murder. this police interrogation video shown to jurors tuesday, during the first day of a cold case turned murder trial. paul curry, accused of murdering his wife, linda, two decades ago, to collect $500,000 in insurance money. >> this man took linda curry for a paycheck. >> reporter: they were married for just 21 months, when linda died mysteriously in their orange county, california, home in 1994. she was a nonsmoker. but an autopsy revealed fatal levels of nicotine in her system. prosecutors say it took years of tests before they connected paul curry. by then, he had moved to a small town in kansas, remarried and gotten a government job. >> the man sitting at the end of counsel table was greedy, wanted money. and for that, he killed his
wife. >> reporter: curry pleaded not guilty. his defense attorney telling jurors tuesday, linda had been sick before she died. and she might have used nicotine as an experimental medicine to treat that mystery illness. >> she was very, very desperate to find a cure. you're going to have to find my client not guilty. >> reporter: but curry himself, not as confident. at least not in this recording prosecutors played for jurors of curry calling his new wife from jail, after his arrest. >> if i go there and go to trial, they laid out a bunch of stuff. and i've got to tell you. it looks bad. >> reporter: if convicted, curry could face life in prison. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> okay. time, now, for the weather. ginger is right here. >> so many in the great lakes this morning, chicago. some areas getting an inch of rain. that's the eisenhower. known as the ike, here and
there. the traffic is going to be slow in your morning commute, from parts of michigan, down through arkansas. could pick up some of the heavier rains. it's along the cold front that's going to spark the severe storm potentials as we go into the afternoon and evening hours. watch for that area today. the southwest, drying out. this is the good news back there. had all of that epic flash flooding. and now, the numbers going into the century mark and beyond for phoenix. >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with hazy sunshine and fire air quality is possible because of the smoke. warm and 90's inland east bay and mid-60's to low 70's in the coast and san francisco and mid-70's to mid-80's around the bay and the warmth peaks >> all that weather, brought to you by dannon creamily. today is the peek of hurricane season. we have some to talk about in the 8:00 hour. you want to stick around. coming up, the incredible
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all right. we are back, now, with that incredible story of a sleepwalking camper, plunging 60 feet off a cliff. somehow he managed to walk away. and rescuers are crediting some brush with saving his life. gio benitez has the story. good morning, gio. >> reporter: it was supposed to be a fun trip to red river gorge. then, that frightening fall. the man said he never expected to go to bed and fall off a cliff. >> all search and rescue, we have a fall. >> reporter: the urgent call for help, moments after ryan campbell falls 60 feet into the pitch-black night. campbell had gone to sleep in his hammock. but his friends say, just an hour or so later, they watched him sleepwalk right over the edge of this cliff. >> don't need too much tension. >> reporter: rescuers quickly responding. rigging lines, preparing to
repel down to reach campbell. upon getting to the bottom, incredibly -- >> i was shocked that i couldn't find any discernible injury. >> reporter: rescuers finding campbell conscious, alert and talking. >> i was sure i was dead. you know. or at least severely messed up. you don't think you're going to fall that far and walk away from it. >> reporter: soon, hoisting him back up that cliff in a basket. >> it was surreal coming up the way i came down because, you know, i got to see every foot of this cliff that i had just flown over. >> reporter: and rushing him to an ambulance. he was treated at a nearby hospital. released just hours later. >> it looks like miraculously, out of all of the places he could land in, he landed in a bush. >> reporter: campbell's rescuers believe that giant bush likely saved his life. >> otherwise, he more likely than not would have been a fatal fall. >> reporter: and campbell says, he's hanging up his hammock. >> i'm not going to put myself
in a position to have that happen again. >> reporter: it's good to smile about that now, right? perhaps the most defining moment for him, he says he remembers waking up after gio. thanks so much. coming up here, a new study revealing the simple thing that may help kids with adhd symptoms focus in school. and the woman behind the #whyistay. beverly gooden, an abc news exclusive, answering your questions on "gma's" twitter account right now. and we have a 13-year-old se
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in the male-dominated skateboarding. alana smith holds the guinness world record to be the youngest to win a medal at the x games. first, here she is in the disney series, make your mark, all about kids making a difference in the world. >> the only female in this competition. >> my name is alana. i started skateboarding when i was about 7 1/2 years old. it's something i love to do. it's really fun. my favorite thing about skating is the feeling that i can do anything on my world. i am in the guinness book of world records for being the youngest medalist in x games history. >> i like how girls are coming in and tearing it up, like alana does. >> she's truly an inspiration. she's not afraid to be who she is, in the sea of guys out there skateboarding. >> being a girl in a mostly boy-dominated sport, is really nerve-racking. they don't think i take it seriously. i don't let them get to me.
once they see me skate, they kind of change their minds. >> all right. alana, come on out. hey. >> hi. >> welcome to the show. >> thank you for having me. >> look at you. when you're the only female out there and competing, how do you psych yourself up? >> i mean, i just listen to music and try to get into my -- >> get loose. >> -- game mode. >> what kind of music? >> everything, basically. i'm not that -- i kind of like country. but i usually try to more motivating. >> whatever you're diastoloing, working because you're kicking butt. for all of the kids watching the "make your mark" series and they're considering skateboarding, what do you tell them? >> if you want to skateboard or any sport, just go for it, if you think it's fun and you love it, just do it. >> your gender, your age. don't let anything hold you
back. >> don't let anything hold you back. do it because you love it. >> i love your message. i used to try that. and it wasn't for me. i couldn't handle -- i wasn't good. my feet are too big or something. can you show us your favorite move? >> sure. >> i'm going to back up. >> what is that called? >> a kick flip. >> a kick float? >> flip. >> kick flip? >> yeah. >> no, no. >> i kicked it and flipped it. that's what i'm talking about. anybody else want to try? i did it so well. >> teach him another one. >> teach me another one. what else you got? >> all right. >> something -- yeah. >> ready. >> i have a feeling you took it easy because if i do try it, that may be something i can do, right? okay. here we go. i need you to stand for me.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and an abc news exclusive this morning. the woman behind the #whyistayed, saying so many are asking the wrong question behind the ray rice story. and it's green and so good for you. the green health trend that so many are trying out. is it actually healthy? and not a girl but a goddess. a first look at lena dunham like you've never seen her before. we're taking you behind the scenes of a surprising transformation. that is pretty. >> and michael goes one-on-one with britney spears. life as a mother right now, living single. wait until she teaches him how to dance. >> oh, my god. >> as we say --
>> good morning, america. good morning, houston, texas. that's where cameron mathison is. the final stop of "gma's" epic shake it and dance mirrorball tour. get that car going. come on. >> he's rolling in right now. the premiere of "dancing with the stars" next monday evening. there's cameron. and former dancing champ, j.r. martinez. >> and check out that crowd. they'll have to shake it off first. exciting, live dance-off is coming up. >> that's your hometown. h-town. >> love it. >> someone from boston. someone from chicago. houston today. >> yeah.
it's exciting. >> big premiere on monday. >> we'll shake it off for dancing. and a huge morning of stars here, as well. michael has a one-on-one, coming up with britney spears. and we also have connie britton. we love her on "nashville." and harry connick jr., with us live. >> a lot coming up. a jam-packed show. let's get some news, first, from amy. >> we begin with president obama's plan to take on the islamic militant group i.s.i.s. in his address to the nation tonight, the president is expected to announce he's prepared to authorize air strikes in syria and will ramp up air strikes against i.s.i.s. fighters in iraq, while increasing iraq's military. secretary of state john kerry made a surprise visit to baghdad this morning to meet with members of iraq's new government. abc news will carry the president's address live, at 9:00 p.m. eastern. nfl commissioner, roger goodell, is defending his league when it comes to that video, showing former running back, ray rice, punching his then-fiancee. goodell insists no one at the nfl saw the video before monday. and he says the league asked law enforcement for but was never
given the video by law enforcement. we'll have more on the public reaction to that case in just a bit. millions of people are bracing for more extreme weather across the midwest, after a wild night of tornadoes, torrential rain, and hail the size of baseballs. at least six twisters and more than ten inches of rain have been reported in missouri. in nevada, rising waters swept away that minivan on the left side of your screen. the people inside escaped just in time. look at that. wow, the flooding forcing police to close a 50-mile stretch of highway. calling all of the single ladies out there and men, as well. you're no longer in the minority. for the first time ever, government figures show single americans make up the majority in the united states, not married people. singles represent over half the population, compared to 37% of the population back in 1976. and broadway paid tribute to joan rivers. dimming the theater lights in her honor last night.
a trade group first decided rivers wasn't associated close enough to broadway to merit that honor, but reversed the decision after public outcry. talk about living on the edge. would you live here? take a look. an architect in australia, building a three-bedroom dream home and bolting that home to the side of a cliff. the living room and open-air spa, are located on the lower level, closest to the water. no word on the asking price. but this just in. ginger has officially put in an offer. >> i'm sure she has. that's a cool house. amy, thanks very much. we're going to look, now, at a new study suggesting what could be a simple remedy for adhd. researchers finding that 30 minutes of activity before school can help with attention. dr. rich besser is here. more than 6 million kids have been diagnosed with adhd? >> it's much higher than that. 10% of children have been given the diagnosis. and over half of them are on medication. so, everyone's trying to figure
out, is there something we can do for these kids, besides putting them on medication? they took 100 kids who had symptoms of adhd and gave them 30 minutes of exercise or art class before school. their mood, their behavior, it improved. and these are kids not on medication. >> you keep talking about the medications because a lot of parents say that's what they do. is this in lieu of? >> this study doesn't answer that. they didn't take kids on medication and see how they do on medication or physical activity. but it points to the fact you have to look at the whole child. physical activity is so important for every child. imagine if you were hyperactive and had to sit in the chair all day at school. you can't focus and do what you need to do. >> and so many schools are not prioritizing phys-ed these days. >> that drives me nuts. it drives me nuts. because of things like no child left behind, there's more focuses on the tests. and exercise, recess, gym class,
is getting squeezed out. >> you can't focus on the tests. >> and you can't get the job done without that activity. and i hope things like this will have people say, we need that for all children, especially those with adhd. >> rich, thanks. you'll be taking questions from everyone right now. you write in using #drbchat. "pop news" and weather coming up. here's what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." lena dunham's transformation from girl to goddess. and then, beverly gooden, the woman behind the viral #whyistayed. she is live with us in an abc news exclusive. and we're revealing the truth about the green juices so many people think are incredibly healthy for them. are they? and we have so much more. we're dancing and have celebrities. all that coming up on "good morning america." we'll be right back. hi, guys. good morning. [ female announcer ] one minute.
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♪ baby, you're a firework that's lena dunham. you know her as the creator of the hit show, "girls." she's been transferred into a neoclassical statue for the cover of "the new york times'" annual culture issue. it hits newsstands sunday, september 14th. you see that? >> that's cool. >> lena's book, "not that kind of girl," launches september 30th. and she'll be here in times square to talk all about that. that was quite a transformation. >> total transformation. looking forward to that. >> "girls." music changed to -- >> and -- hit it, "pop news" music. >> there we go. >> yeah. >> congratulations to mel brooks who just made his mark on the hollywood walk of fame outside the iconic chinese theater. want you to look closely, at his
hand prints in the cement. real close look. anything look different there? >> extra finger somewhere. >> how about 11 fingers. the 88-year-old comic legend, proving he still has it. wearing a prosthetic sixth finger on his left hand to ensure that we remember, there will never be anyone just like mel. >> why did it take so long for mel brooks? >> i agree. absolutely. >> that might not be a prosthetic. it might be real. >> unclear. do be continued. mel, congratulations. it was a long time coming. speaking of pinkie fingers, george. there's a new world record this morning for the world's strongest pinkie fingers. this gentleman did 16 pinkie pullups. this gentleman did 16 pinkie pullups in just 30 seconds. >> come on.
>> guys, in order for them to count, his chin had to go above the bar. and his arms had to be fully extended. he trained 14 years for this moment. he trained 14 years. and another world record to share. >> my pinkies have a hook. >> oh, my goodness. >> it just wraps around. >> i have a weird pinkie, too. i hit on the diving board. >> is that from years in the nfl? >> i was born like that. >> all right, lady gaga. >> i woke up. it was like that. i just kept on going. you do that dance, george, i'll do those pullups. >> do you think you could do even one? >> no. i'm too heavy. i'd rip my pinkies off. >> darn it. i was trying, guys. another world record to share with you, though. this comes from denmark. carson moss has created the world's longest usable golf club. what? robin? it's 14 feet long.
>> looks like a pole vaulting stick. >> the world's longest useable golf club. it's 14'5." he can drive over 180 yards with it. >> and no one can stand anywhere near him. >> how do you even get it to the course? >> you saw it on the court. >> good point. >> i am just here to report the facts. finally in "pop news," it's fall in new york city. that's time for sunday football, halloween parties, apple picking upstate. and a pair of young woman have submitted an ad to craigslist for fall boyfriends. they want something serious-ish, as their ad says, as the weather moves from hot and humid, to crisp patagonia vest season. applicants are expected to have a chill group of guy friends and be game for fall activities that are always done in pairs. the girls tell buzzfeed, this is a parody, unless they find love. and then, it's for real. >> that's great. >> walks in the park. all those fun things. >> moving on from summer.
>> only the serious-ish need apply. that's "pop news" for today. >> thank you, lara. >> i'm going to leave that alone. >> it's better that way. "heat index" coming up. ginger has the weather. >> we have a happy anny. you see that right there? they used shorthand. happy anniversary, to my friends from dallas, texas. let's get into the forecast. we have a little to talk about a whole lot in the atlantic. today is usually the peak of hurricane season. the average date for that. we're watching two areas, disturbances in the atlantic. and the one, as we go into the next three days, will be affecting parts of southern florida. so, you see those heavy rainfalls. you can see waterspouts. and see gusty winds coming along with that and rip currents. >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the microclimate change forecast. hazy sunshine. poor air quality. that is because of survivors to the north. warming trend today through
tomorrow. warm through the weekend. we will cool down nicely. temperatures in the 60's at cost and 70 an the bay and 80's in the north bay and south bay and low-to-mid 90's inland. the seven-day outlook reaps the cost by >> guess what, robin? it's linda from okeechobee, florida's, birthday. she already got her flowers going. >> happy birthday, linda. good to have you here with us. kicking up "the heat index," on the other side of the ray rice story, his wife and the millions of victims of domestic violence. many wondering why she could stay with him. now, a woman who knows all too well is giving an answer. and beverly gooden's powerful response, #whyistayed, is creating a viral movement. we're going to talk to her and dr. phil in a moment. first, here's abc's ryan smith. >> reporter: the haunting images. a national wake-up call. janay rice knocked out cold, by
then-fiancee, ray rice. the tape, costing rice his livelihood. but sticking by his side, the victim, janay, now, his wife. poston posting on instagram tuesday, this is our life. just know we will continue to grow and show the world what real love is. in may, janay, shouldering some of the blame. >> i deeply regret the role i played in the incident that night. >> reporter: and some ask how she could defend the football star, others like beverly gooden, a former victim of domestic violence, firing off tweets, listing the many reasons it took her a year to leave all her own abuser. all ending with the #whyistayed. he said he would change. i believed him. he lied. gooden's posts, sparking an avalanche of comments. because every time was the last time. #whyistayed. and because i was pregnant. and wanted my daughter to have a dad. #whyistayed. the viral hash tag, and now the infamous tape, igniting a
coast-to-coast conversation, on the topic. >> i would never stay with a man that did that to me. >> she could be a positive role model for women going through similar situations. >> abused women often stay in the relationship and blame themselves. >> reporter: it's far from a new issue. it's estimated that 25% of american women experience domestic violence. statistics also show it takes an average of seven attempts for a victim to leave the abuser. >> it's a horrible decision to make. in 75% of cases, of domestic violence, the most traumatic and the most dangerous time in the relationship the not when she stays. it's when she leaves. >> reporter: for "good morning america," ryan smith, abc news, new york. joining us now is the creator of that #whyistayed, beverly gooden. and dr. phil mcgraw, the host of "the dr. phil show," who has testified on capitol hill, on the issue domestic violence. we are looking forward to having
this important discussion. thank you both. >> it is an important discussion. and people are starting to understand what beverly's talking about here because the truth is, separation assault is a phenomenon that occurs when you attempt to leave the abuser and even the two or three weeks after. and there are more fatal injuries and serious injuries during that time than any other. and i would hate to see this debate spark people into saying, okay, i need to get up and leave because there's a right way and a wrong way to do it. >> and we're going to talk about that. i'm glad you're bringing that up, dr. phil. beverly, there's a lot of women watching this morning that are in an abusive relationship. and it took you many times to be able to leave your ex-husband. so, you understand. >> yes, i do understand. yeah. >> just talk about how many times it took you and why. >> the first time i tried to leave him, he laid down in front of the door. the door to our apartment and slept there the whole night so i couldn't get out. so, i didn't leave. the main reason i didn't leave, and i think this is underestimated a lot, is because
i loved him. i loved him. i believed in him. i believed what he said when he said he wouldn't do it again. i trusted him. i was afraid of him. all of these reasons are invalidated a lot in the public eye, as bad reasons why you stay. fear is real. you know, i was afraid of him because of the abuse. i was afraid if he would hurt me after i left. and all those things are valid. and staying, although it may seem like a bad decision, sometimes it's the only decision a woman can make. >> we've been asking people to write in. they've said something similar to what you said. they think, when you see this, the word a lot of people say, that woman is stupid. that's the word people are using online. fear, as you talked about -- you talked about this. you counseled people. what do you say? >> we have a huge commitment to this on "the dr. phil show." and my wife's foundation is devoted 100% to domestic violence. and the things that she said
that her husband said, these are the top-ten reasons that abusers -- they're not novel. they come up with them every time to keep them there. and the number one tool of the abuser is isolation. they cut you off from family, friends, church, others that can give you support and help you. and so, you're left alone. and they take away the phone. they take away money. and abuse is not just physical. it's all of the erosion of self-worth and self-esteem. >> so, what do they do? as you said, there are startling statistics that sometimes it's more dangerous to leave than to stay. >> the abuser panics. i'm losing control. so, they ratchet it up even more and more and more. and the number one rule needs to be safety. i would hate for this debate to spur women to just jump up and either confront their abuser or leave without a plan. number one rule is safety for you and your children. have a plan. and go about that plan. and we developed something called the aspire initiative, which we'll give you a link to.
that talks about the steps you need safety-wise, the planning to get out and get out safely. it's not just get out. it's get out safely for you and your children. >> and how did you do that? >> i started to go, secretly, on to domestic violence websites. the national ones specifically. and they give you a list of things to do to be able to get out. one is to start to save money. in secret, if you have to. and that's what i did. i started to save money. just a few dollars here and there. they said to create a bag, with clothing and toiletries and any personal items that you need. any heirlooms or anything important to you. keep it in a bag, hidden away, in a place he won't look. if at any given moment, you need to grab that bag, you have everything you need within that bag. >> these are practical solutions. and i have to say this, too. people were saying in the case of janay rice, her husband is a multimillionaire. that's the reason he stayed.
there's all these people that are saying these things. and women from all walks of life find themselves in this situation, dr. phil. >> it doesn't matter if you're with a multimillionaire or not because the abuser tells their partners, nobody wants you. there's nowhere to go. they control all of the money, whether it's a little bit or a lot. and so, it just seems overwhelming, which is why women need to know, if you pick up the phone and call the national domestic violence hot line or the national network to end domestic violence, these organizations, they listen. they won't force you. they won't pressure you. nobody's going to make you give your name. you can call and get help and support. don't feel alone because it's not out there. i know robin's foundation created this aspire app, which is something that can go on your phone. and with a tap of a button, it sends out messages to five or six people you designate that says, i need help, get here now. even if they're not ready to call the police, they can send a message to their mother or whoever, come help me.
don't leave me alone. >> that's information we need to share with our viewers very much. how are you doing now? >> i'm doing great. i'm four years removed from leaving. and the reason i started the hash tag was to give voice to the people out there who had that voice taken away. to give voice to them for them to be able to speak their mind. i think what bothered me most was that the question was, why did she stay? not why did he hit her? you know, as if -- and we do this across the board, with violent situations. we do this with domestic violence, saying why did she stay? we do it with rape, why did she wear that? as if your clothing or your mere presence gives someone the right to hurt you. so, i think i really want to change the conversation from, why did she stay, to why did he abuse? >> and you are doing that with that simple hash tag. in the time we have remaining. you're about to start your 13th season. >> can you believe that? >> i know.
>> you and i have known each other a long time. >> the current issues. things that are in the news. >> we do focus on those things. today, we're talking about the david barajas story. the man whose children were killed by a drunk driver on the road. and a shot rang out. and the driver was killed. and he got acquitted a few days ago. we have the exclusive interview with him. moral dilemma for parents. what would you do if someone ran over and killed your children? and friday, the story you all covered so well, the squatter nanny. we have the nanny and the homeowner together, face-to-face. >> dr. phil, thank you for being here. beverly, good for you. and thank you for starting and continuing the dialogue. >> good for you. >> thank you. >> we'll have more "good morning america" in a moment.
good morning. i'm kristen sze. if you ride b.a.r.t. you might notice a little less elbow room. a san francisco chronicle report gives two reasons. ridership grew by 27,000 riders in august as compared to a year ago. more passengers are also crowding into fewer trains. many cars are not in service because they're undergoing routine maintenance or needed repairs. they will receive new cars in 2017. how about this morning? >> no b.a.r.t. delays, that's good news. this is 101 right at the 880 overcrossing. you can see both 880 and 101 are very heavy. it continues to be a bit of a grind. brake lights and 680 all the way through the dublin interchange and we do have an accident in
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welcome back. we'll start with the game at at&t park, 7:15. sunny and 65 dropping down to about 61. if you're heading out right now, hazy sunshine and low 50s in santa rosa to low 60s in oakland. hayward, mountain view. let's take a look at that accuweather seven-day forecast, about 4 to 8 degrees warmer today than yesterday. morning clouds will be limited
the next couple of days and that will help warm us. the warmest days will be saturday when some of the warmth even gets to ♪ [ cheers and applause ] look at the wonderful crowd we have here in times square. so happy this morning. michael, you know, we have the one-on-one with britney spears. that's still coming up. talking about everything from being a mom to being single. and we cannot wait to see them dance, as well. >> come on. get a little more excited about that. they're excited out here. very excited. connie britton, starring in the movie, "this is where i leave you." we know her from "nashville," as well. in social square. who else is there? harry connick jr. he might not be in social square right now, but he will be there. >> connie looks great. so looking forward to talking to her. we want to get to cam and j.r. martinez.
they're in houston. it's the final day of our epic shake it and dance mirrorball tour, dance-off. they're going to pick three people who will shake it off live, for a chance to win a trip for monday's "dancing with the stars" premiere. cameron, take it away. >> houston has come out to party this morning. discovery park. arthur murray dance studios teaching the audiences, all through the country as we go. j.r. martinez, here to judge. we're ready to pick the three finalists to come up here. give you guys a shot to go to l.a. who wants it? all right. here we go. >> one at a time. here we go. last three numbers. what have we got? >> these are, 243, come on up here. 266. you're coming up. and 240. come on, guys. yeah. what's up?
see you in new york, ready for the big finals. >> goodness. we're going to have the dance-off. it's coming up. oh, we're going to see their moves in a little bit. >> they look confident. >> and rightfully so. first, let's get over to michael. >> all right. thanks, robin. at the age of 32, britney spears is already a veteran of the entertainment industry, with eight studio albums, countless awards and a residency in las vegas. but now, she's taking on a different challenge. when i sat down with her, i found out this new project, it's been many years in the making. ♪ give me a sign hit me, baby, one more time ♪ >> reporter: it's the chart-topping hit that launched the princess of pop. ♪ i'm a slave for you >> reporter: over 15 years, britney spears has made us a slave to her music. ♪ one, two, three >> reporter: with her iconic
dance moves and dance anthem. ♪ >> reporter: and now -- ♪ oops i did it again >> reporter: she's done it again. but in a way we haven't seen before. a sleepwear line. the intimate britney spears. >> ten years ago, i was in europe. and i went to this vintage, artie-fartsy cool boutique with a sleepwear line. it's ten years i've been trying to put this line together. and it's very romantic. very vintage. muted colors. i'm passionate about it. >> reporter: she gave us a special look at that passion project. >> and the color is really beautiful. this is a jumper. >> reporter: how much input do you have with the design? >> it's taken me a year and a half to put it all together. i've been very hands-on. >> reporter: she's been hand -
on working on her two-year residency show in vegas, "piece of me." how is it for you? >> it's been challenging. i don't want to do a show today. and i have to do a show. >> i know that feeling. >> it's fun. i'm having a lot of fun doing the show. >> reporter: speaking of vegas, you spoke about being single and breaking up on stage. you tweeted, ahh, the single life. give me some of that. bravery. bravery at its best right there. how is it being single in vegas of all places? >> it's mind-blowing. you know, my mom's like, you need to date three or four different guys at one time and have a lot of fun. i'm like, mom, we're not that old-school anymore. i guess i could try to do that. >> reporter: you seem to be doing well with everything. >> i think everything happens for a reason. >> reporter: and a lot of your songs are about love and struggles and all those things. do you look at your relationships and draw some inspiration in your song writing? >> definitely. when i perform, you take what you're hurt and you put it in the show. sometimes it will give you way
more energy, surprisingly. >> reporter: and she's taking that energy back to the studio. posting this sneak peek on instagram. we need some new anthems. >> okay. >> reporter: are we going to get some? >> yes, you are. >> reporter: is there a timeframe? >> we're taking things really slow. >> reporter: i can't sleep a wink. since new music is still in the works, i had to see if she would at least show me some classic britney moves. this is in "slave." side. hit, hit. we'll just do that much. >> reporter: that was like ten steps further than i can remember. >> you show me yours. i love that. >> reporter: clearly her moves are better than mine. but to thank her, from one sweet tooth to another. sprinkles. chocolate. >> can i have one right now? >> reporter: cheers. >> thank you. >> reporter: my girl, britney spears. chocolate chocolate cupcakes. you can't go wrong. those sprinkled cupcakes, delicious. i think we need them on set here
every day, you guys. now, to ginger with a final check of the weather. >> i have to say, my favorite part was when britney had her mom voice on. we all have one of those when we say just like our mom says. just a moment ago, you said to me -- >> yes. i asked if you were cold. >> it is a little chilly. but i'm feeling good out here. i got a lot of stink-eyes for the chilly weather coming down the line. as we go through the day, we will warm up. the temperatures in the upper 70s for new york city. philadelphia, 82. it's actually very nice. some of the nicest weather across the nation, right here in the northeast and new england. not as nice are parts of the great lakes and the midwest. you see the orange area, from springfield, missouri, this afternoon and evening, down to parts of ohio, too. the atmosphere will need a little time to become unstable again. once it does, it will erupt and fire up. we're watching that. and you'll have to watch your local abc stations. >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with hazy sunshine and fire air quality is possible because of the smoke. warm and 90's inland east bay
and mid-60's to low 70's in the coast and san francisco and mid-70's to mid-80's around the bay and the warmth peaks you by h&r block. it's time to go back out to houston. and cameron mathison, the final leg of our shake it and dance mirrorball tour. >> we have three people shaking it off. they will get a chance to win tickets for monday night's "dancing with the stars" premiere. cam, they look ready to go. so, take it away. >> three finalists. they are vying for two tickets to the premier next week. j.r. martinez is judging. >> they're dancing for this. >> are you ready? >> take it away. >> cue music. ♪
>> i can understand, carrie ann and bruno and now, julie ann have to deal with on a weekly basis. i don't want to be a judge. all three of them had a great time. a lot of them knew the moves. but the one that actually took it -- >> congratulations. >> going to "dancing with the stars" premiere. >> how does it feel? >> woo. i'm going to disneyland. >> yeah. >> wow. >> i don't think people are going to have voices tomorrow. >> no. >> great job, cam. congratulations. look at her reaction. that was awesome. the party doesn't stop there. the "dancing with the stars" premiere is monday night, 8:00, 7:00 central, right here on abc. to get the scoop about the cast of "dancing with the stars" and all that's going on, just go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! what's coming up, amy? >> one of my favorite people in the world.
harry connick jr., is as talented before a movie camera as he is before a piano keyboard. i think everyone's noted that. he's back on the big screen, in "dolphin tale 2," the sequel about the injured dolphin with the prosthetic tail. thank you for being with us. not only did you take the plunge with dolphins. i was really astounded when i saw you take your ice bucket challenge. it was an ice machine dunk. >> i'm at a hotel in clearwater, florida. i'm taking the ice machine challenge. let's do this. >> how did that feel, harry? >> it hurt a little bit. i wanted to mix it up. >> all for a good cause. >> that's right. >> you are mixing it up. we've seen you travel the country as a judge for "american
idol." how do you think things would have changed for you, had you been discovered overnight? if there were an "american idol" for you? it's a quick turnaround for a lot of these people that go from being no one to being huge. >> it's an amazing training ground. if you win it, it's an amazing opportunity. if you don't, it's a few months of musical boot camp. and i kind of had that in new orleans, growing up anyway. so, i'm not sure. there's so many different circumstances and so many variables, it would have been interesting to see how i would have done. i wouldn't have won, though. >> you would have won. "dolphin tale 2," the sequel started at the wrap party for the first movie. which, by the way, my daughters and i thoroughly enjoyed. tell me how this movie came about. >> when we were shooting "dolphin tale" in florida, close to the night of shooting, we had our wrap party. and everybody was gathering
around the cell phone, saying, come look. and everybody was looking at this little dolphin they just rescued, that became known as hope. little did we know there would be a sequel, based on the relationship between hope and winter. it's an amazing story. i think they did a good job with this one. >> a perfect setup to take a look at a clip from the film. take a look. >> now, all we can do is hope. >> that's her name. >> what do you think? >> yeah. >> everyone, let's say hello to hope. [ applause ] >> and so, there is hope. and the world will come to know her and her amazing tale. cannot wait for that. i want to get to something quickly. i think all of harry's fans would agree. he's basically perfect, right? perfectly talented. perfectly handsome.
we want to go to a game that we've decided to call the trouble with harry. stealing that from a hit movie. the dark side of harry connick jr. what's the one bad habit you won't give up? >> probably wearing crocs. >> wait for it. that's going to come back in a second. if you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? >> i think i would like to be more patient. hurry up with the next question. >> what's the most embarrassing thing you do? >> probably beating -- i beat on things a lot. you know, around the house. like sinks and pots and pans. i like making music. it's more annoying than embarrassing. >> to everyone in your house. guiltiest pleasure? >> junk food. any kind of bad food. >> all right. you're not perfect. you know what you are going to be? a year older tomorrow. we want to celebrate with you. we brought in some cupcakes. dolphin-themed cupcakes for you. and i have a birthday present for you. can you quickly open it?
we all love connie britton in "nashville." and now, she's starring with jason bateman, tina fey, in "this is where i leave you." playing a successful shrink, that falls for their lovable loser of a brother. >> i realize what this might look like to you all. this is supposed to be a fling. younger guy. appropriate men are so boring.
you know? >> i do know. >> it wasn't supposed to turn into anything. i mean, really. look at him. he's a moron. >> yeah. >> of course, i'm the moron who fell in love with him. >> and connie britton joins us now. the minute your character walks into this family, kind of dysfunctional family, you know she's too good for phillip. she can't help herself. >> i know. i know. but i love the character because, you know, i really love to play strong women. but strong women with flaws and with things they're dealing with in their life. and i like this character because she's very successful, very accomplished. >> she's got it together. >> she's totally got it together. but her tragic flaw is she falls for these guys. you know? and we get to see her discover that in this movie. you know, this is an ensemble movie. it's not a huge part of the movie. and we get to see that journey
for her. >> and she lets you see everyone else in the family because she's the outsider coming in. and you play across adam driver, who plays your love. >> he's a ton of laughter. >> he just grabs the screen. >> he really does. he's a huge star. and he's going to be a gigantic star. >> you can tell, the minute you saw him on "girls," he had something real. and he shows even more of it. >> he's such an authentically talented actor. he's really a joy to work with. but everyone in this cast was a joy to work with. >> where to begin? tina fey, jason bateman, jane fonda. >> the best ever. it was my joy and my honor to be able to work on this movie. >> and you got a chance to bond with jane a little bit? >> yes. she's really so incredible and inspiring. and i have to say, i do find myself some mornings or whenever i'm having a moment, what should i do with this particular situation? i think, what would jane do she's been doing a lot of things right for a long time. whatever the controversies have been, but she is beautifully contained and strong. >> she looks great in the movie. and plays a compelling
character. >> she's a wonderful human being. >> we have to talk about "nashville." third season. >> yeah. woo. coming up, guys. >> you left everyone hanging. rayna left everyone hanging. >> yeah, we did. that's what we do. >> a tiny bit of a hint on who she's going to choose? >> please. robin. no. why would i do that. i wouldn't want to ruin it for you. it's going to be so fun. >> it is going to be a fun season? >> it's going to be a lot of fun. and rayna's going to make a decision. will it be the right decision? i don't know. we'll see. >> a decision, though. does that mean she chooses one of them or walks away? >> we don't know. >> i'm doing my best, robin. i'm trying everything. >> i appreciate that. >> we cannot wait. it's coming up in a couple weeks. connie britton, thank you very much. "this is where i leave you" is in theaters friday, september "this is where i leave you" is in theaters friday, september 19th.nds]
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good morning, i'm kristen sze. let's see when these clouds will clear with meteorologist mike nicco. >> a lot of sunshine coming today and it's going to be hazy, so watch out for that. poor air quality because of the smoke from the north. if you're going to the game tonight, 65, cooling to 61. here's our temperatures for today. notice they're near average in san francisco at 71 to a little above average elsewhere to even well above average with low to mid-90s inland. accuweather seven-day forecast, it's going to be warmest everywhere friday and saturday. it's still a congested ute out there for a lot of folks. this is the san mateo bridge. lots of traffic, kristen. >> thanks a lot. now it's time for "live with kelly and michael."