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good morning, america. nearly 60 million americans from the gulf coast to the great lakes in the path of severe weather right now. thick fog triggers chain reactions on the road. fierce wind gusts out west tossing tractor trailers and topple this gas station and whiteout conditions and icy roads making driving dangerous as a record number of americans head out for the holiday. a brand-new interview with hillary clinton overnight fighting back against donald trump for that graphic slang calling him a bully. >> his bigotry, his bluster, his bullying have become his campaign. >> even rival bernie sanders coming to clinton's defense and the brand-new poll this morning showing donald trump pulling away from the pack. check out this scary near miss on the ski slopes. a drone crashes down during a race just inches from one of the top skiers in the world shattering into pieces. why this could be a new danger at ski resorts everywhere.
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♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ and is santa coming early this year? what is that mysterious light seen streaking across the night sky? >> i have no idea what that is. >> reports all across the west of that fireball just two nights before christmas eve. ♪ good morning, america. now that would be breaking news. santa starting early. >> yes, i believe we do have reports. >> i don't want to take anything away, but doesn't rudolph have a red nose? >> that is correct but it's far away, george. seen all over the west. we'll get to the bottom of what that really could be. no trouble for santa getting around obviously but the extreme weather could cause problems for a lot of us. 100 million americans heading out for the holidays and it is not going to be easy. >> our team is standing by this morning. take a look at the lines already
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at chicago international airport. it's before 6:00 a.m. right there, already so crowded. we're going to begin with the weather here and rob is out in times square. tough weather for so much of the country, not here. 70 degrees on christmas eve? >> can you believe this? the incredible warm december continues. it will only increase over the next several days. another set of problems, dense fog, flooding and the threat for springlike severe weather. fog, so thick in arkansas that it triggered these two frightening chain reactions on interstate 49 close to the texas/louisiana border. three trucks colliding in the northbound lane, one spilling glue all over the road. directly across the highway, a ten-car pileup leaving at least three dead. seven hospitalized. in california, wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour picking up and tossing at least seven tractor trailers.
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many drivers pulling off the roads and waiting out the winds. >> it's crazy, man. it's like 80-mile-an-hour winds. >> reporter: the fierce winds also responsible for toppling over this gas station in the mojave desert. overnight, in colorado, drivers pulling over the road to put on chains as they cautiously creep across the loveland pass. in utah, whiteout conditions dropping visibility. people opting to stay off the roads. parts of the state getting 24 inches of snow in the past 24 hours. wow, two feet in two day. three feet if you're traveling over i-5, some problems, bring along the chains if you're driving. the heat across the east is going to trigger severe weather. this is serious business. memphis could see some
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tornadoes. flood watches now posted from the florida panhandle across parts of georgia into the carolinas. here comes the record heat. if you like snow, lara, head out west. >> that's for sure. rob, thank you. lots of concern about the weather if you're heading out this morning. here's a look at the roads in some major cities across the country as you've heard, today is expected to be the busiest on highways across the country with more people driving than ever thanks to low gas prices. abc's linsey davis is at a new york state traffic command center in hawhtorne, new york. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning. yes, we are in the central nervous system with a massive look at the roads in several new york counties, an estimated 100 million people expected to hit the roads this holiday weekend so if you want to miss the worst traffic you may want to pack up the car and kids now. as you said today is expected to be the busiest travel day the worst hours between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. the best day to drive is said to be on christmas day if you might be able to manage to swing that.
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the second worst day for travel is expected to be sunday, so do yourself a favor and stay in place until monday if that's possible. also some good news for drivers, aaa is saying that the national gas price now below $2 for the first time in more than six years. that also explains why there may be more drivers on the road. >> right. all right, linsey, thank you so much. stay off those roads, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., great tips there. long lines forming at the airports this morning. abc's alex perez is at o'hare with that and good morning to you, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, lara. long doesn't begin to describe it. take a look behind me here. we are at terminal 3, the american terminal, and the line seems to be going and going and going snaking around the security checkpoint here. now, of course, this is expected to be a very busy one. 38 million people will be getting on planes, 3.5 million
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right here at chicago o'hare, all that due to part to lower airfare prices, down 4% this year because of lower jet fuel prices. and there is some more good news for the chicago area. usually this time of year we're dealing with snow, with ice, with cold, but right now temperatures here are extremely mild. so everyone here is hoping that is going to help keep things moving along. lara. >> all right, alex, thank you somp. george. we're going to move on now to the race for president and hillary clinton hitting back at donald trump, her campaign calls his words disgusting, sexist slurs as a brand-new poll shows trump holding on to one of the biggest leads yet in the republican race. jon karl in washington with all the latest. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. that new poll from cnn has trump with a 21-point lead over his closest republican rival. but it is his war of words with hillary clinton that is now getting ugly. after donald trump's crude comments monday aimed at hillary clinton. >> she was going to beat obama. she was favored to win and she got [ bleep ]. she lost. i mean, she lost. >> reporter: overnight clinton responded to trump's comment in
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an interview with "the des moines register" saying he's shown a "penchant for sexism." >> i don't know that he has any boundaries at all and his bigotry, his bluster, his bullying have become his campaign. >> reporter: the clinton campaign is blasting trump calling him out for, quote, degrading language and disgusting sexist slurs. even clinton's democratic rival bernie sanders hit back at trump at a rally in iowa. >> this is a guy who wants to be president of the united states. he must have a very unusual relationship with women. >> reporter: and clinton doubled down on her claim that isis is using trump as a recruiting tool saying reports on arabic television like these are fueling isis. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> if you go on arabic television as we have and you look at what is being blasted out with video of mr. trump
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being translated into arabic, it is playing into the hands of the violent jihadists. >> reporter: meanwhile, jeb bush joined in to criticize clinton. >> she's great at being the victim. >> reporter: but bush didn't spare trump either. >> it's not a sign of strength to insult people with profani profaniti profanities. we're two days before christmas. lighten up, man. >> reporter: overnight donald trump tweeted the term he used is not vulgar. he said he was just saying that hillary clinton had been beaten badly by obama and that that term is often used in politics. his evidence, george, was one npr reporter's use of that term about four years ago. >> yeah, i saw that tweet. okay, jon, thanks very much. let's bring in our top political analyst matthew dowd, who has worked in campaigns for both parties, matthew, let's go back to that cnn poll showing
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donald trump way at the top. one more time, ted cruz in second place. now, both cruz and trump are saying it's now a two-person race on the republican side. >> well, i think it's actually going to be a three-person race. it's two people dominant. really one person dominant at this point, george, but i think it's going to come down to a three-person race based on what happens in new hampshire but one thing that i wanted to say, the last time a republican was this dominant in a primary was in 1999, 2000, that's the last time a republican has been this dominant right before christmas. >> and that was george w. bush who you worked for who went on to get the nomination, become president of the united states. so you believe now that donald trump has a legitimate chance to be the nominee? >> i think he has more than a legitimate chance to be the nominee. i think right now the odds favor him in the course of this. he has a 20, 21-point lead. everybody else is way down the list. he's probably right now going to win new hampshire. i mean i think he is -- the problem he has, there's one electorate that the republicans
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like him and the general electorate has a real problem with him, that's his achilles' heel. is the general election. which he's very vulnerable in. >> okay, matthew dowd, thanks very much. turning now to a major scare at one of the biggest malls in the country, a gun going off during a robbery sending shoppers running for cover during one of the busiest shopping days of the year. abc's linzie janis is at the mall in garden city, new york. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: good morning, lara. everything is back to normal at this mall. it's opened bright and early for holiday shopping but it was a scary afternoon. hundreds of shoppers trying to get up last-minute gifts ended up fearing for their lives. terrified shoppers sent scrambling. some racing for the exit. >> it was like pure pandemonium. everybody was running. >> reporter: all of a sudden i just heard a loud gunshot. >> the first thing we thought was terrorism. >> reporter: others hiding wherever they could. >> i'm pretty sure something just happened. >> we locked the doors and ran to the bathroom at the back of
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my store and we just waited. >> reporter: area schools locked down as dozens of police swarm the packed roosevelt field mall in long island. one of the largest indoor malls in the country after authorities say a suspect tried to hold up the rolex section of this jewelry store. >> this was a robbery. the motive was clearly a robbery. this was not an active shooter. >> reporter: the store's security guard struggling with him. when the suspect's gun fired a single shot out into the mall hitting a 67-year-old mall employee. an off-duty nypd officer shopping in the mall helping hold the gunman down until police arrived hauling him away. >> we have a significant and very robust detail. after paris we heightened our response to these soft targets and heightened a number of patrols and we maintain that at this time. >> reporter: within 90 minutes police giving shoppers and mall staff the all clear. this morning, the man who was shot in serious but stable condition.
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shoppers we spoke to say they heard that shot and reacted immediately instinctively running and hiding fearing another mass shooting. lara. >> i bet. thank you, linzie. that must have been terrifying. move on now to the nfl. they are speaking out about the new film "concussion" which tells the story of the doctor who sounded alarm bells about the brain injuries in pro football. the league wants people to know they're doing everything they can and abc's ryan smith has this exclusive report. >> you're going to war with a corporation that owns the day of the week. >> reporter: this morning, the national football league speaking out exclusively to abc news just days before the premiere of "concussion." do you want fans to see this movie? >> i think that there's a benefit to this movie that we'll elevate the conversation around health and safety of our game. >> reporter: the film's trailer suggesting back then that the league didn't want to face issues concerning head trauma. >> the nfl does not want to talk
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to you. >> when a movie like this comes out and fans or maybe others say, this is a sign that the nfl tried to cover things up before. how do we know that they're not giving us all the information now? >> i say take a look at what we've done. >> reporter: the league saying a lot has changed since 2005. updates to 39 rules related to health and safety in the last decade. implementing new concussion protocols and investing millions to improve equipment. like special straps that aim to regulate head movement in the helmet. but is this enough? dr. omalu telling robin roberts no matter how protective the helmet it won't stop head injuries. >> look what happens to your brain when you have an impact, the brain bounces around the skull, so assuming you take a padding, the padding will simulate the helmet. no matter how thick it is, look at what happens. >> what difference does it make when a head-to-head impact or some sort of very hard impact could traumatize the brain no matter how thick the outer protection layers are? >> you can improve the rules and
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you can improve the safety of the equipment. >> reporter: do you think we can ever stop head injuries in football? >> probably not but i think we can minimize them to make them as safe as possible. >> reporter: for "good morning america," ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> this is becoming such a major issue and we just learned the nih announced a major new study of the whole issue of concussions and brain injuries, as well. we want to get to the other top stories. >> cecilia is here this morning. and there are some new developments in the bowe bergdahl case. >> good to see you. happy almost merry christmas. the army sergeant who walked off his base in afghanistan and spent five years as a taliban hostage has some decisions to make before his next military court appearance in three weeks. bergdahl right there in his dress uniform for a hearing faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. he did not enter a plea and still must decide whether he wants to face a court-martial with a jury of soldiers or just with one judge. and busted here in new york, a so-called hacker to the stars accused of stealing the personal information of as many as 130 celebrities.
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authorities say 23-year-old alonzo knowles hacked into e-mails to steal the scripts of upcoming tv shows and movies and then he tried to sell them, also, he is accused of trying to sell sex tapes. the victims' names have not been released. and a high-profile murder trial is now set for next summer in los angeles. real estate heir robert durst is accused of killing one of his friends to keep her from cooperating with an investigation into the disappearance of his wife. durst is currently jailed in new orleans on a weapons charge. he's agreed to be extradited to l.a. after that case is resolved. and take a look at this in china. terrifying moments as a firefighter escapes a burning apartment building. his body right there covered in flames as he jumps from a window. somehow he suffered only minor injuries. hard to watch. and, finally, one bad guy left hanging. watch what happened when a man tried to break into this store by climbing from the roof through the ceiling. he only made it halfway.
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the other half, yeah, that's him stuck right there. >> oh, no. >> needless to say the cops eventually showed up and arrested. so, this happened in siberia. he's wearing shorts. we're thinking this just in probably not the smartest criminal in the books. >> what was he trying to steal though? >> pants. >> it was worth the risk then, right? >> worth the risk. >> sorry. >> cecilia, thank you, and thank you, t.j. let's get to that mystery in the sky. that white light seen streaking across the west caught on camera by so many raising a lot of questions as to whether santa was getting an early start. nick watt has the story. >> i have no idea what that is. >> reporter: a bird, a plane, the death star? >> it's like a missile. >> reporter: from las vegas, nevada, all the way to santa barbara, california, reports and bona fide video evidence shared
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on social media, a bright white light shooting across the night sky. >> what the [ bleep ]? >> reporter: tv anchors across the west all in a lather. >> a fireball -- >> mysterious. >> what is this? >> reporter: twitter chatter it landed somewhere between vegas and death valley denied by the sheriff's office there. too early for santa, right? the federal aviation administration, no ideas. the l.a. police department, we have not had any reports of a weird light. vandenburg air force base, no scheduled operations around here. >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: something similar happened in southern california early november, a weird inexplicable light turned out to be a u.s. navy missile tested we weren't aware of ahead of time. >> wow. >> reporter: now something called the geminid meteor shower is winding down right now. could be, but that peaked eight or nine days ago. >> i can't believe we're looking at that. >> reporter: i don't know.
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santa on a training run perhaps? okay, this is photoshopped -- funny, but photoshopped. late last night confirmation it was actually the booster rocket from a russian mission to the international space station re-entering orbit. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> all that. >> i'm sorry. i just got to laugh at that. he went on for a minute and a half and it turns out -- >> but we were captivated. >> saying in translation it's space junk, right? >> exactly. rob, santa would have trouble here this morning, a lot of fog. >> rudolph would certainly come in handy. we got fog really from atlanta all the way up to maine. some visibility less than a quarter mile so ground delays in effect from philadelphia to lga here so look for that to continue. heavy rains across d.c. and thunderstorms across memphis and heavy rain across parts of atlanta. you want snow, here's your snowiest cities brought to you by burlington.
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>> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. keep the umbrella close. you will need the sunglasses during the day today. we will be dry. with more chilled sunshine. king tide climaxes and look for roading around the bay shore, and snow tomorrow. temperatures are running in the mid-to-upper 50s and tonight we are in the 40s. showers develop if the in fact bay this evening and spreads cross the neighborhood and muchly during the morning rush and coming up on "gma," look at this super close call for a ski champion. drone comes crashing down right behind him.
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♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ welcome back to "gma." that's a live look at o'hare airport this morning. huge lines already and it's early as a record number of americans head out for holidays. also look at this highway in houston. boy, the roads are packed and there's extreme weather from coast to coast threatening travel for 100 million americans. also right now, some potential roadblocks for holiday shoppers at the mall of america organizers for the group black lives matter have planned a protest at the country's biggest shopping center. they say they'll go ahead with it even though authorities are trying to stop it. also, miss colombia who lost the miss universe crown, of course, after host steve harvey made that mistake announcing her as the winner, well, she's posted a message on instagram thanking her fans for her support saying she was glad to bring happiness to my country if only for a couple of minutes.
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this, as steve harvey has signed on to host the pageant for three more years. and that's not steve harvey. >> that's hot santa. >> it is the busiest fashion model of the year right now. and i think you can figure out why. t.j. is going to have a lot more coming up. >> work it, santa. >> yes, please. >> all right. >> can't get over she was talking about steve harvey. >> very close. >> skylar set me up. but we'll begin with that frightening near miss on the ski slopes. a drone crashing down, t.j., you're on camera right now because i'm throwing to you -- >> i didn't want to look up. >> let's just talk about it, people. this was a really scary thing. a narrow miss in a big race, t.j., please explain. >> okay, isn't this dangerous enough, flying down a mountain on skis, right? now throw this wrinkle in, watch out for drones. yes, this video you're about to see is incredible and, yes, this worked out but there is a very good reason this might not be the last time we see a skier dodging a drone.
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he is a reigning four-time world cup skiing champion. >> unbelievable! >> reporter: marcel hirscher's used to battling dangerous terrains, racing down mountains at death-defying speeds but tuesday night the real danger -- [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: just ten seconds into his slalom run in italy, a drone comes out of nowhere crashing into the run with such force it broke into parts missing the skier by inches. the champion skier continues on his run as if nothing happened ultimately losing the race but saying this is horrible. this can never happen again. this can be a serious injury. but situations like this could possibly get a lot more common with some ski resorts adding areas called drone zones where for a fee of around 200 bucks professionally operated drones will film skiers at every angle producing the ultimate skiing selfie. and this isn't the first time a drone has caused serious drama at a sporting event. >> we have a moment here where
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we're not entirely certain what it is that landed in the stands. >> reporter: look at the top left of the screen. in september during a heated tennis match at the u.s. open a drone was caught on tape flying into new york's armstrong stadium crashing down in the grandstands but, as for hirscher, he's not letting the dance with the drone get to him making light of it posting, heavy air traffic in italy, #luckyme. we are already seeing the fallout. they are now banning these drone cameras from world cup skiing competitions. now, of course, they get these money shots and they have these cameras on them and it's great but it's not worth it. we look at this and it worked out and he's making light. but if he had been hit going 23 miles an hour by a drone that could have been nasty. >> what a testament to his prowess that he didn't even flinch. that was very close. >> thank you, t.j. we're going to move on now to a missouri college student charged with murdering her fiance. police believe she did it and
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staged the scene to look like a suicide. abc's mara schiavocampo here with the story. good morning, mara. >> reporter: george, good morning, the victim also a student and on the cusp of a new life having just graduated with a new job and new apartment but officials say that the woman who was to be his future wife ended it all. this morning a college student charged with murder, after police say she tried to make her fiance's death look like a suicide. >> it's a tragic situation, just the whole thing. >> reporter: authorities say early this month they found 22-year-old meghan werner staggering down a missouri street at 5:45 a.m. when stopped officers say she told them her fiance had committed suicide. according to police documents officers arriving at the couple's home found the body of 22-year-old curt marzolf on the floor inside a bedroom with an assault-style rifle nearby. the engineering student dead just one week before his graduation ceremony. >> which is a shame, he already had himself a full-time job as an engineer in kansas city. >> reporter: but the report also
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notes a spent rifle shell casing was found on the floor of the living room adding that there were signs of a physical altercation in the apartment and blood on werner's pants that they believe belonged to the victim leading them to arrest her. >> she's never been in any trouble. this is tragic for both families. >> reporter: marzolf and werner both students at this university had been dating for three years and were newly engaged. the couple was reportedly part of a local hunting club and had guns in their home. now, marzolf's loved ones are mourning their loss. >> missouri university of science and technology will present a bachelor of science in mining engineering to curt marzolf. >> reporter: his brother walking in his place at graduation. >> we confer this degree and offer with our sincere sympathy. >> reporter: the family telling abc news in a statement, curt was truly an amazing young man who was always thinking of others first. he was so excited for the future. a future now gone.
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werner has pleaded not guilty. she's out of jail right now. $1 million bail. we did reach out to her for comment but did not get a response. but there is a preliminary hearing set for the end of january so certainly we will learn a little more about the circumstances. >> let's talk about this. thank you very much. with our fbi special agent brad garrett, former fbi agent, now an abc news consultant. a sign of a struggle inside the house. what other kind of clues will they be looking for to tell the difference between murder and suicide? >> location of the shots on the body, george, the distance of the shot and if there were more than one shot. >> and, you know, is this a common kind of crime? >> well, it's not totally uncommon for people to get into an argument, guns appear, people are shot and then the person who is still alive panics and they start rearranging the scene, making it look more like an attempted suicide or a real suicide. they typically do a poor job and they do it in such haste, most
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law enforcement agencies will figure it out. >> they figured it out and she's now being charged with second degree murder. what does that mean and where does the case go from here? >> well, second degree murder typically means that it probably wasn't premeditated, heat of passion type shooting. and that, you know, is there wiggle room for her to plea down to manslaughter, we'll have to see. >> okay, brad garrett, thanks very much. coming up on "good morning america." it is crunch time for christmas presents. our gio benitez is live at macy's here in new york for the best deals for all the last-minute shoppers. gio, what do you got? >> hey, lara, how about diamonds for less than a hundred bucks, cameras for 30 bucks. we got the secret last-minute deals that will have you caroling all around town. stick around. you're watching "gma." just head around the corner to walgreens
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stores like the gap, banana republic, express and aeropostale, 40% to 640% off the entire store. >> we're past the biggest part of the holiday shopping season so retailers are already looking ahead to the post-holiday season and wondering how they can keep retailers online and in stores. that's why they're offering amazing deals even this week. >> reporter: for a higher price, many retailers are offering overnight delivery. so, if you order within the next few hours you could get your gifts by tomorrow. but it's risky. >> your best bet for a last-minute deal is definitely to go in the store and it's not necessarily because there aren't deals online, it's because even sites with guaranteed shipping might not arrive in time for christmas. >> reporter: you could also look for local experiences rather than products, on groupon we found this 60-minute massage in new york for 91% off. 29 bucks. or private dance lessons in los
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angeles, 77% off, $39. and remember, gift cards are still the most requested gifts so starbucks is getting ready to sell those. and this is why, because last year, they sold 2.5 million just on christmas eve. that's amazing, guys. >> you know it's going to be used. >> yeah, absolutely. i hope you like yours. >> i bet he wants the massage. and coming up here, why is this mall model making waves on the internet? his popularity a holiday present for charity. >> wow. and still coming up -- realhousewife teresa guidice just released from prison this morning. here she is arriving home. her plans now before her husband starts his prison sentence. we'll have that coming up on "good morning america." ♪ the snow is starting to fall... and all the decorations are just right. the presents have all been opened... and our loved ones are gathered all around.
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♪ okay, we're back here right now, and i think we have a picture of justin bieber with a guy that looks a little bit like santa and t.j. will tell us what this is all about. >> george, how did we get this story? i kid you not. i walk into work today. i walk into the producer's office. first thing they say to me, t.j., you want to do a story about sexy santa. no, actually i don't.
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but -- >> say, yes. >> it turned out to be a good story. everybody has in their mind what santa looks like and it ain't this. take a look at my man here, the white hair, look at the jacket. look at that. >> i mean he's got the model look. >> santa is styling. this is a model by the name of paul mason and he's turning heads. now he's used to turing heads because he's a model guy but now toronto's yorkdale mall has taken this guy up and he has become an online sensation. everybody is showing up to take pictures with this sexy santa as you saw superstar justin bieber. >> he doesn't put on the red suit? >> no, he just -- this is a different type of santa. to me this seems a little -- you need santa to be a jolly -- a big guy. you need him to look a certain way. does this throw the kids off a little bit? >> cholesterol getting a little high. we want santa to continue on. >> he's crossfit santa. >> i would take a picture with that santa, yeah. >> you can imagine how mothers are reacting. mothers are -- >> santa, i've been very nice
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this year. >> calm down, ladies. >> mothers are taking their kids two and three times. the kid is like, mom, we just saw santa last week. we don't need to see him again. >> i know. my turn to sit on his lap, move over. >> here's the good part we have to get in here. everybody that tweets and uses the #yorkdalefashionsanta, the mall donates a dollar to children's charity. so, it is for a good cause. >> that's why we did the story. >> absolutely. >> we'll be right back. >> you're so charitable. here's another great "improve this!" tip from lowe's. with everything your smelly garbage disposal gobbles up this holiday season, try this -- feed it some lemon slices to eliminate unwanted odors. to see more go to on yahoo! lemon slices to eliminate unwanted odors. to see more go to on yahoo! the world's foremost authority on independent measurement. to celebrate, we're gonna cut some prices in half. switch to sprint and save 50% on verizon, at&t or t-mobile rates. no gimmicks. no tricks. it's the biggest offer in u.s. wireless history! what about verizon? 50% off.
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welcome back to "gma." morning breakfast may be on a picnic table. that's what they're trying to dig out here in lake tahoe. three feet of snow in 24 hours. unbelievable stuff. that snow will continue out there. meanwhile, tough travel along i-10, i-20, i-55 today, and higher elevations may need chains. more local news and weather
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good morning. i'm reggie aqui. bad news, if you're holding out hope for having fresh dengeness crab on your holiday table. it's not going to happen. the latest tests still showing high leveling of the toxin. health officials say crab season could open next month. talk about something happier pap dry day for peefl traveling. hi, mike. >> dry during daylight hours. come 5:00, next storm rolls in. a slight chance of thunder. heaviest and steadiest rain from 5:00 tomorrow morning through 9:00 north to south across the neighborhoods and thunderstorms and snowstorms develop for the afternoon and evening hours. frances? mike, live shot. no delays through the maze. finally seeing a lot of holiday
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and severe weather could cause a lot of trouble for holiday travel. the trip home on one of the busiest days of the year, tougher than ever. will you make it there in time for christmas? ♪ nobody can drag me down and "real housewife" released. teresa guidice walks out of a federal prison this morning. the reality star's plan for her first days of freedom and how she planned her family's christmas from her cell. their last before her husband heads to jail. ♪ bang bang into the room the rich kids of instagram inside the lives of super wealthy teens who are flaunting their luxurious lifestyles on instagram. >> what are you going to do, stop me? >> is their bad behavior, cars, cash and clothes causing your
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kids a fear of missing out? ♪ all i want for christmas is you ♪ and we have those last-minute christmas tips and tricks you need to make your presents perfect. plus, a holiday treat as we say -- >> all: good morning, america. ♪ good morning, america. good morning, frosty. where did you get that snow? it's 70 degrees out there. >> 70 plus. >> good thing he's got the snowblower with a smile on his face and trying to avoid olaf's fate in times square with record-setting heat. >> have a great morning, everyone. we are in the midst of one here. and two of our fearless "gma" family members are tackling a dilemma we all face this time of year sh, how to wrap the oddly shaped gifts. rob and mara facing off in our last-minute wrapping challenge. are you guys ready to go? >> how do you wrap this? yeah, we're ready. we're ready. >> play nice, you two. >> kitchen utensils and all.
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>> okay. are we starting right now? >> yeah, they're starting right now. when you get those, you give them to the kids or somebody else. >> it's called a gift bag, people. also, we have new hope for couples trying to get pregnant using ivf. dr. jen ashton is here with news that could save the lives of soap. first more news from cecilia vega and the morning rundown. >> good to see you again this morning. the big story this morning, hillary clinton firing back at donald trump. clinton telling an iowa newspaper that trump has shown, quote, a penchant for sexism. her comment comes after trump used a derogatory word to describe clinton's loss in 2008. clinton also saying trump's campaign has become filled with, quote, bigotry, bluster and bullying, but trump insists the term he used was not vulgar. he says he was only describing how badly clinton was beaten the last time she ran for president. and a record number of americans are expected to begin their rush home for the holidays
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today. in the west heavy snow in the mountains and winds up to 80 miles per hour in southern california delaying travel there. in the center of the country people from the gulf coast to the great lakes facing heavy rain and wind, also with the threat of tornadoes even, and in the northeast it's fog that's causing delays. abc's linsey davis is at the state traffic command center here in new york. linsey, good morning. >> reporter: hey, cecilia, we have an eagle eye view of the traffic in several new york counties this morning, and no backups to report right now, so there is still time. get on the road now if you can. some good news and bad news to pass along to you. according to aaa, the national gas price now below $2 a gallon for the first time in more than six years, but that also might explain why more drivers may be on the road. an estimated 100 million. today is expected to be the busiest travel day, the worst time between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. the best time to travel, christmas day. the second busiest day, sunday. so, cecilia, you may want to do a favor and stick around
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grandma's till monday if you can. >> good to know, linsey, thank you. and we have an explanation this morning for an unusual sight in the sky. no, this is not santa. military officials say this fireball seen over california and nevada last night was from debris from a russian rocket that was re-entering the atmosphere. and take a look at this. a man pulled from the rubble of a landslide in china after being buried alive for 67 hours. he survived in a small space created by a door panel. he managed to give rescuers his name before being rushed to the hospital. dozens of people are still missing. in london prince harry's christmas card is getting a lot of attention and for some great reasons. here it is. it shows harry holding hands with 95-year-old tom neal, a veteran who flew in the battle of britain in 1940. the prince says meeting him was one of his favorite moments of 2015. and finally, some fierce determination and inspiration on display at a college basketball game. check this out.
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florida's zach hodskins making the first basket of his college career last night, so why is that a big deal? well, you should know, hodskins was born without a left hand, the crowd and his teammates celebrating his two points and rightfully so, guys, he only had just a few minutes of playing time until this started. you can bet he is going to be in that game. >> yeah, he's a fierce player. >> isn't that amazing? so great. >> he really drove to the hoop. >> yes. >> great to see. thanks, cecilia. let's go to t.j. yes, it's time to talk about our "gma morning menu." "real housewife" teresa guidice just released from prison actually arriving home this morning. we'll tell you what her plans are now that she is actually home. also we'll be checking in with dr. jen ashton. there's some new hope out there for couples who have been struggling to get pregnant. also, these two are taking this far too seriously in my opinion but marciano and schiavocampo in our last-minute gift wrapping challenge.
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we'll continue to check in with them. and it's snowing in new york, so i'm told. wow, look at that. hello, frosty. we have to get him water and stay hydrated because it's warm and he's in this suit. all that coming up on "gma." [ cheers and applause ] wheall i can think abouthit, is getting relief. only nicorette mini has a patented fast-dissolving formula. it starts to relieve sudden cravings fast. i never know when i'll need relief. that's why i only choose nicorette mini.
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sorry. welcome back to "gma." let's take a look at "real housewife" star teresa guidice arriving home from prison -- there it is -- earlier this morning. and check out the gift that was waiting for her in the driveway. i think that's a lexus with a bow on it. >> wow. >> that's some gift, huh. >> yeah. >> she, of course, was released for serving nearly a year for fraud, and abc's juju chang has her story. >> reporter: this morning, the new jersey housewife who became a connecticut prison inmate is free. after nearly a year behind bars, reality star teresa guidice is out of federal prison. the now ex-con pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges back in october, 2014. in a statement her attorney told abc news, teresa is obviously very excite d to be coming home and being reunited with her family two days before christmas. it will certainly be a very
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merry christmas in the guidice house this year. best known for her lavish lifestyle and over-the-top temper tantrums, guidice has spent these last months doing time at the women's prison made famous by "orange is the new black." >> what's going on? >> reporter: while rumors swirled about her and her family on the outside. >> this experience has brought joe and teresa closer. she's realized how important their marriage is and how important family is. >> reporter: before going behind bars, guidice told "gma's" own amy robach that she was doing her best to be brave for her four daughters. >> i can't just be upset and curl up in a ball and just go in a room and lock the door. i can't. i'm a mom. i have four daughters. >> when the door is shut and they are in bed, do you get to do that? >> yes. i would be lying to say that's not happening. >> reporter: originally sentenced to 15 months, she was released after less than 12 months for good behavior spending the last part of the prison time getting ready for the holidays. >> she's been keeping busy by
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actually planning christmas even behind prison walls. she enlisted her husband joe and her oldest daughter gia to do the holiday shopping so that the whole family has gifts under the tree when she gets home. >> reporter: time with family will be fleeting. her husband, joe guidice -- >> what do you guys want to eat for breakfast? >> reporter: -- is scheduled to start his own 41-month sentence early next year. for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, new york. >> okay, let's get a little more on this now from janine reasonen stein from "people" magazine. welcome to "gma." we saw some details. that lexus with the bow around it. what else do we know about the release right now? >> we know she was released at 5:01 a.m. this morning and she actually took a little time to get herself together. she, you know, looked great for the first pictures we saw in character, right in character. so the first pictures we saw she looked like her old self and she went straight home. she wanted to be with her family as soon as possible. >> what are you hearing about her emotional tate and how she and her family will celebrate christmas? >> christmas is huge for the guidices, so they've gone all
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out and they've definitely probably decorated the house and things like that and she was like we said orchestrating from prison, making sure that the gifts that she wanted for certain people were purchased and things like that, and it's going to just be the immediate family right now. >> and she's out of prison but not necessarily free, if you will. >> she's got some rules she has to follow. >> exactly. she's technically still a prisoner. she is on home confinement until february 5th, and that means all of her comings and goings will be controlled. she has to check in with someone. >> does she wear that bracelet or no? >> so, not clear yet if she does have to, you know, check in with an officer. >> something tells me we'll find out. we'll hear about it. >> yeah, so they have a happy time together, a good holiday season, but not too long because joe is actually -- has to go into prison in march, i believe it is, so they don't have that long, and he has a longer sentence, 41 months, so, yeah. >> wow. reality show still to come?
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who know, huh? >> it's not necessarily clear but she is still under contract so you might see her. >> first things first, christmas. thanks for coming. >> thank you for having me. all right, guys, we're going to switch gears now. some encouraging news for one in eight couples who struggles with infertility. a new report in "the journal of the american medical association" says in vitro fertilization or ivf may be better at helping you get pregnant than was previously believed which is why i'm joined now by dr. jennifer ashton and this is great news. explain the finding, please. >> so, this is the actual study and this may be the first time that a study looked at what the estimates are for a successful live birth after sequential ivf topics. and if you look at this graph it's a very busy curve. there's a lot going on here but what i want you to pay attention to is the shape of the curve and what you see here, bottom line is as a woman or a couple does more ivt cycles, the overall success rate goes up, so the
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likelihood of having a live birth goes up, perseverance pays off. >> i know we don't have a ton of time but why? can you tell me a little bit? >> i think a lot of couples will drop out of ivf after three or four cycles because they think that they are not going to succeed and we know now that's actually not true. now, we have to remember there's a lot that goes into this on the couple's level. this is an individual decision. there's costs involved. >> it's expensive. >> it's expensive. there's emotional and physical tolls but if you want to keep trying, the odds are actually in your favor. >> it's sort of the tried and true, you know, you keep trying and you don't give up, you don't give up, and this is really good news and so i ask you as an ob/gyn what advice are you giving to couples trying to have a child? >> this will vary based on where they live in the country and how old she is, but for the average recommendation, number one, if you feel you need to see an infertility specialist go to a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist. if you get any work done there, get copies of all tests and
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procedures and treatments in case you need to bring them to another doctor for a second opinion and, again, be realistic, but be optimistic because it only takes one successful time to go home with a live baby. >> all right, i love giving this happy news. dr. jennifer ashton, we thank you. and jen will take your questions just tweet her at >> thank you. now we talk about a new social media trend not in the christmas spirit. super rich kids flaunting their wealth on instagram and nick watt has this look at how it could be affecting your kids. ♪ no be can >> reporter: they do say if you've got it, flaunt it. >> i spend around 15,000 a month on just shopping. >> i've been getting botox since i was 14. >> reporter: these snot-nosed kids have it and, boy, do they want the world to know it. >> it became addictive and i just kept posting photos of my life. >> reporter: the rich kids of
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instagram, rkoi, are sharing photos of everything from jets to parisian hotel suites. >> some people would take up to 30 a day and try and post them. we wanted to find out what it was that was driving them to do this. >> reporter: so director oscar humphries made a brand-new documentary called unsurprisingly "rich kids of instagram." >> there's a fascination of what goes on in the worlds of the top 1%. instagram is kind of like a portal into people's lives. >> instagram is my canvas. if i was an artist, i would like to paint the picture of my life. >> reporter: some of these kids now have hundreds of thousands of online followers. >> when you get a lot of attention, it can be intoxicating. >> reporter: i have no doubt santa will be kind to the rkoi but is this naughty or nice? what are the cars, the couture, the cash doing to their followers making them feel a little disappointed in their own
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reality, an rkoi-induced fomo, that's a fear of missing out in teenspeak. >> they're showing a very extreme version of their lives. for children that are impressionable, this information coming at them constantly can lead to an increased risk of depression and loneliness. >> if i'm showing off, what are you going to do about it? are you going to stop me? >> reporter: i'd like to. i think i'd like to. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> thank you, nick. we're joined now by ericka souter. he thinks he'd like to. i know i would like to. >> i would too. >> what do you think about this? >> my first reaction was to roll my eyes and there was a little jealousy. who hasn't wanted an unlimited amount of cash and go anywhere you want but adults can put it in perspective. we watch it and move on. with kids we see something different happening. they're obsessing. they're following these people. they want what they have and they can't let it go. >> fomo, fear of missing out. >> like the modern day equivalent of keeping up with the joneses for kids. they feel pressure and anxiety
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even though they don't recognize it and they try to compete. they equate having likes on facebook and instagram as popularity and feel their worth is tied up in being able to emulate these people. >> you wonder what is behind these kids putting all this out and where their parents are. what about tips for parents who are dealing with kids who are feeling this kind of fear? >> i like to call it the fomo fix. there are three things you can do. number one, help your kid find their bliss, whether it's art, music, dance, get them involved in an activity they love and can become more obsessed with their own success than someone else. another thing, make sure they know that looks can be deceiving. we see that picture of one moment in those kids' lives. we don't know the back story. everyone has issues and problems and lastly, tell your kids to reach for the stars but have a plan in place. you know, there is one example from other rich kids of instagram, a kid making apps since he was 12, a self-made millionaire. that's something other people can do but if you want that, if you want what those kids have, you have to work for it. >> it's a little different where you're spending somebody else's money.
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>> it's very different. >> ericka souter, thanks very much. let's go outside to rob. >> hey, george, great crowd out here. come on. check them out. from texas. folks from chicago. from the atl. they're the only ones holding a sign, so if you could help me wrap that, you look like a great wrapping kind of guy. actually he looks as clueless -- you take care of that. 'tis the season to wrap from atlanta, 'tis the day to seem some heavy rain, maybe some flooding too. flood watches posted from the florida panhandle in through the piedmont there. could see 4 to 5 inches of rainfall. even 2 to 3 across parts of the northeast. we need kind of the rain. maybe you can travel by train today. that might not be the bad thing, santa express showing snow for christmas day across the midsection of the country and across the intermountain west, as well. >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. keep the umbrella close.
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you will need the sunglasses during the day today. we will be dry. with more chilled sunshine. king tide climaxes and look for roading around the bay shore, and snow tomorrow. temperatures are running in the mid-to-upper 50s and tonight we are in the 40s. showers develop if the in fact bay this evening and spreads cross the neighborhood and muchly during the morning >> trim that tree. let me see what you did here. oh, yeah. i have a feeling i'm going lose this contest. thanks for coming out, guys. back to you inside. >> okay, rob. thank you. they're laughing at me because i didn't reel "pop" was next. i thought we had a commercial break -- >> get it together. get centered. >> find my place. all right, here we go. now, you all admit some of you right here sitting in my face are going to give some bad gifts this year. >> not me. >> somebody. >> i probably will. >> i definitely will. >> you're going to receive some bad ones, as well.
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>> no. >> no? this is what we try to help people with. for those who are going to receive bad gifts, how do you react? somebody is looking at you, you open your bad gift, what do you do? there's an l.a.-based comedy group to put together a few ways to react to those gifts you hate, look. >> oh, little mistaky-poo. ♪ this isn't mine. this is someone else's. >> no, it says jacob. >> it's not mine, though. >> you're jacob, and this is your gift. >> who's next? >> loving it. loving it. look at this, guys. [ laughter ] >> this is not what i wanted at all. >> okay. that's good. >> what do you do? all right. >> what do you do? >> okay, what do you do? this is how you handle these awkward situations. there's ways to be polite about it. sometimes you will know that it's a regift. what do you do when it's a regift?
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well, one of the best things you can do is acknowledge it? >> we discussed that on "gma" one day. i don't know about that. >> you acknowledge it and take the awkwardness out of the way. >> what if it's not a regift? >> that's the chance you got to take, rob. >> it's like fourth and one. do i go for it or not. >> this isn't hard. you just always say thank you. >> it's the thought that counts, america. >> wisdom. >> okay. when i give you a gift, let me see if you just say thank you. all right. let's move on here. >> sounds ominous. >> you all talked about the starbucks gift cards. that's an easy one always to just hand out. they're going to give millions of dollars in those, last-minute procrastinators. let's go to the next one. hollywood award season. i know you're seeing your movies and getting ready for the oscar race heating up. the academy has launched a new website. it's called my movie year and you compete with your friends to see as many as you can and rank amongst your friends who watched the most movies and which of those movies become oscar nominated movies.
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a way to have a little fun. have a little fun. so going to have a little fun with you all this morning as part of a movie challenge. i don't know how much you have been watching or how many but i'm going to put something up on screen, and you all tell me which potential oscar movie this is referencing. what is that? >> that's james bond, whatever it is. >> bridge, bond and -- >> talk it out. >> "bridge of spies." >> there it is, george. "bridge of spies." >> all right. all right. you get the idea now. maybe i should explain the rules a little bit. i'm sorry. now try this one. put this one up. >> okay. >> talk it out. talk it out. what is that? >> a train. toy train. >> train. >> "trainwreck." "train wreck." >> good one. >> that one took longer than i expected. toy train -- that one took longer -- you all talked it out, though. i got one last one. millions of views on facebook, this thing has right now. and this is a little holiday cheer for you. this is a jingle bells like you've never seen before.
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"will & grace" star sean hayes delivered this christmas gift to everybody. let me let you look at it first and then we'll discuss. ♪ jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh ♪ ♪ jingle bells jingle, jingle, jingle bells jing, jing, jangle bells ♪ >> sean hayes and his husband put this together. they've got graphics. they've got the whole shebang, but that is barbara surprise stand's "jingle bells." yes, they put it together. >> that was very fun. >> can't wait for the gift. we'll be right back.
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good morning. i'm natasha zouves. happening today, crews return to a remote area of alameda county to recover the body of this man a rockland pilot killed in a plane crash. john sacco was on his way when he lost control of his plane yesterday. search crews found the burning wreckage near castro valley. officials think weather may have played a role. an updaten 0 the morning commute with frances dingglasson. >> thank you, natasha. roads are dry, traffic, live shot. golden gate bridge camera, smooth sails, even 101 in san jose looking good. easy drive from downtown san
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tomorrow, three-quarters inch of rain. snow down to 3,000 feet tomorrow afternoon. heaviest sfroe f ♪ now watch me whip, watch my nae nae ♪ >> yes, america, right over here, we have frosty the snowman. he is meeting our audience no the holiday classic, the nae nae. see him in action tonight. frosty's winter wonderland is part of the 25 days of christmas celebration on abc family. that airs tonight at 6:30, 5:30 central. george, you need a coat in this weather. >> you need a coat in all this snow coming down and getting down to the wire with a gift wrapping challenge. one last thing to wrap. >> okay, guy, a soccer ball? >> oh, that's mean, rob. get to work. >> she's got an advantage. she has two. >> we'll get to that. you'
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you're not done yet. 'tis the season for the holiday selfie. did you know that? it 'tis. if you think you have the perfect pose sara haines wants to make sure your makeup is selfie-tastic. >> the perfect selfie easier said than done if you're taylor swift, heidi klum or kim kardashian but how do you go from this to this? enter dr. sara vicary, cover girl principal scientist. what do you think makes a perfect selfie? >> i think it's really showing your personality and coming through with your best face and the base is really important so foundation is critical. >> sara spent nearly two years in the cover girl lab in search of that perfect foundation for the perfect selfie. outlast stay luninast. they tested it using an iphone 5 and 6 naturally. >> getting the finish right wasn't simple. one lighting condition it would look perfect.
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then the flash and looked too glittery so had to go back and play with the formula until we got it right. >> reporter: cover girl isn't alone. smashbox and avon have been working on products designed to be more camera friendly. >> this is what girs are looking for. they want to look great on camera. they're taking selfies every day and they want to look great. >> reporter: dr. sara went through 43 iterations looking for that perfect foundation. and being a veteran of a few selfies gone wrong myself, i was all too happy to give it a try. before. and the results, well, you be the judge. remember that before, after. and life as we know it may never be the same. for "good morning america," sara haines, abc news, new york. >> looks great. >> she always looks great. >> she's adorable. "the big short" opens today. big movie buzz. it already has throw golden globe nominations and features some of hollywood's hottest stars and chris connelly spoke with the cast. >> before "the big short" was a
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big film with all its stars playing wall street outsiders it was an acclaimed best-seller. >> it's such a great book but it's a very complicated subject matter. >> reporter: complicated enough to grasp the details of michael lewis' epic account of the 2007 collapse of the housing marc and harder for the director to make "the big short" into a people-pleasing laffer but trying to follow christian bale/. >> before we started i'd call adam and how is it going. he said, oh, my god, christian bale is incredible and i'm going, oh, no. i mean, i'm in a movie with christian bale. are you kidding me? i'm such a -- >> you know, everyone had that reaction because the first two weeks were all christian and the crew and all of us fell in love with christian, stupidly i would tell these guys that and go, oh. >> hang up the phone, oh, no. >> so grounded and specific and he's so collaborative and the
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footage looks beautiful. steve was like remember when we did "anchorman"? >> reporter: utterly transforms into michael with a knack for high finance and a lack of communication skills. >> have a very nice haircut. did you do it yourself? >> what? >> what was the most important thing in telling michael's story? >> mike was very understanding of the need for license. i was very surprised how understanding he was of that. you want to stay absolutely truthful to him because he is such a fascinating character. >> reporter: and ryan gosling plays a deep on the inside cynic with an attitude as shark fin sharp as his two-piece suit. just putting on that suit must have made you feel like i got this, right? >> i did and more putting on the wig i felt like, oh, i got this then i walked out of the trailer and saw steve and steve went, never do this again.
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>> reporter: for "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> it's a terrific movie. really, really good movie and in theaters right now. let's go over to rob. >> a lot of people from texas here. houston, couldn't be more excited. i want to talk about what's going on today as far as severe weather threats are concerned. upgraded the mid-mississippi valley to a moderate risk and memphis right in the bull's-eye. severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes. damaging winds. we'll be keeping a close eye on that. the record heat adding fuel to those storms. tomorrow and friday, or really wednesday, thursday, friday looking at record-breaking temperatures, over 70 for christmas eve. unbelievable stuff and here's your travel forecast for today. mountain snow, be careful traveling up a >> good morning, our brief break from the wet weather is here now through the afternoon and we will be in the mid-to-upper 50s. my seven-day forecast is starting at 5:00 tonight, scattered showers are possible,
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ved heaviest rain is going to be >> all right. that's today's weather forecast. california, don't want to leave the west coast out. back to you, guys. >> thanks, rob. "spring awakening," the show that won eight tonys including best musical has reawakened back on broadway in an acclaimed production with a surprising twist and abc's linsey davis lucky enough to go behind the scenes with the cast. ♪ >> reporter: theater is always a delicate dance but imagine the complexity of that dance if half the cast doesn't hear the music. such is the case in the broadway revival of "spring awakening," the latest interpretation marries deaf and hearing cultures by incorporating sign language. >> people just assume that we're doing it for the deaf but it's for everybody. >> it's a kind of feast for your eye, your soul and your heart.
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>> reporter: set in late 19th century german it is a vibrant rock musical about teens struggling with morality, sexuality and the perils of miscommunication. wasn't the theme about it being a lack of communication that inspired you? >> yes, it was. this is a story about people literally dying to be heard. people who have been marginalized and denied a voice. >> reporter: incorporating eight deaf actors required quite a bit of theatrical innovation. is this one of them here? >> we'll turn them on to warn actors before they have to do something. >> reporter: some happen in plain sight right on center stage. >> every time somebody is lighting a candle or opening a letter or pointing off to stage, it might be cueing a deaf person to start signing. >> you follow me? >> yes, momma. >> reporter: signing comes natural already for cameron mann i'm known for "the practice" but before her acting career took off she worked as an interpreter.
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>> my father said i have to have a plan b. it was my waitressing job. >> i spent the entire day -- >> reporter: marlee matlin has done it all from movies to sit copperfields, even "dancing with the stars." how does broadway compare? >> can't compare. >> you cannot compare broadway to all the other work that i've done because it's an entirely different world. it's called live. one take and it's real and the audience is right in front of you. >> reporter: critics rave the signing is done so deftly it needs to have a place in musical theater. whether you can hear it or not this is an experience you feel. for abc news, linsey davis, new york. >> they're all saying how much we want to see this show. yes, "spring awakening" is right now on broadway but coming up, one you don't want to miss either the winner of our last-minute wrapping challenge, who has the grand prize all wrapped up? rob in the apron coming up.
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so we're back with last-minute christmas wrapping challenge and put rob and mara to the challenge. we'll look at how well they did wrapping oddly shaped items and one of my favorites maxwell ryan is here to show us how it's really done. the first challenge for our teams was the soccer ball. i have actually given a soccer ball and it is a unique
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challenge so, rob, why don't you show us first how did you fare? >> i didn't have much of a strategy. i felt bad. what boos? >> it's an art piece. >> and mara, your soccer ball. >> oh, yeah. >> sorry, rob. maxwell. >> here's the thing, clearly this is a better job. >> yeah. >> clearly. >> but she had to work really hard. there is a trick. the trick is, you take a ball and put it in a bowel and wrap it and tie it up. >> why in a bowl. >> it holds it and then the paper -- >> and then the paper is here. >> okay, there's no cut. it's just one sheet of paper. >> just one sheet of paper. >> tomorrow you're up. the next challenge was utensils. you want to give someone a house
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warming gift. new kitchen, new home. how do you do it? i'll let mara start first. >> a similar idea. you have a candy theme. >> i'm hormonally primed for this and nesting like crazy. this is right up my wheelhouse. >> let me tell you, this segment got my hormones cranking too and -- look at that advance -- that spatula. >> he shredded the paper itself. >> you wanted the paper shr shredded? >> yeah. that's advanced. that's artwork. >> i'll let maxwell break the news to you. >> i think he put it in a blender as well. >> so -- >> people -- >> people. >> use the apron. >> use the apron, this is call ed a japanese wrapping technique which you use fabric which you had -- >> what a great thing because kitchen items and an apron. we tricked you. you thought you needed to be wearing the apron. >> don't reveal the final. the final was candles.
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i think that the problem with giving candles is obviously cylinder but also the trio of candles so, rob, you go ahead first. >> come on, look at that, right? got to give it up here. >> where are the other ones? >> trio, one there and one there. the coup de grace. >> i did them individually. >> what do you think? >> i think you both did a really fine job. >> actually, come on. >> but look at this. >> light the paper. >> it's. >> it's a party popper. >> they're not going to know it's a candle until they open it up. >> how did you -- did you tape them together? >> no, they're using a couple sheets of wrapping paper. >> and tissue. >> just one piece. >> and the secret trick is double sided tape there's no -- >> i just want to make sure he had the opportunity. >> i thought it was sticking everywhere. it was tying me up. >> final tip on any oddly shaped gift, one nugget in a nutshell.
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>> one nugget or nutshell. >> get creative. >> and do wrap it. don't get gift bags. they're a copout. >> i don't like that one. next, apartment therapy. i believe that the fruitcake, i'm sorry to say, rob, goes to our girl, mara schiavocampo. >> congratulations. speech. coming up holiday treats. we'll have that coming up with
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♪ it's a little too warm outside for frosty. he decided to come on in. welcome. >> hi, frosty. >> good to see you. >> of course, we're counting down to christmas. if you're looking for a delicious holiday breakfast idea check out these tips that michael strahan got from the creator of the cronut. >> all right, everybody, looking for the perfect recipe to sweeten your holiday season like i am we can all stop looking,
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the search is over because dominique ansel is here with a unique treat for christmas. >> yes. >> welcome to the show. >> thank you. >> you liege. >> liege waffles. >> what makes them different than a regular waffle. >> it's very specific recipe that is very alive. so this one, it's called inside out liege waffle. >> ooh. i don't even know what it means. >> it means we put the maple syrup inside the waffle. >> really? okay, can you show us how to do it. >> so we start with very simple recipe and something you can do at home for the holidays. start off with some flour. >> let me do that. i'll help. i know simple well. there we go. i want to feel like i'm making these. >> and add some salt, some dry yeeft, brown sugar. and then we have -- >> brown sugar. >> mix it up a little bit and
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add the eggs one at a time. >> how do you add eggs one at a time when they're all in here? goo luck. >> just pour slowly. >> whoa, yeah. >> see, you can do it. >> all right, once that's in there, how long do we blend it? >> until it's all combined together and then we'll add the water, add it warm to start activating the yeeft and at the end we have a little bit of melted butter. >> okay. >> there you go, you'll mix this for about a few minutes and once it's done, you're going to end up with something like this. >> this is what it looks like when you're done. >> okay. >> ah. >> this was left outside with just plastic wrap on top for 30 minutes so we start the fermentation then we take a little bit of this dough, we can take just with a spoon and we'll mix up what we call powder sugar. small pieces of sugar. we'll just go into sprinkle on top right here.
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place it right here. >> just that simple. and once you're done you have something small like this. very like vash de crispy, caramelized on the outside then if you open it, actually you see the maple syrup. this one is special. this is the recipe we do at the kitchen. we have the maple syrup inside so if you do it at home you can do a simple one like this. >> you brought other treats. what do we have here. >> the cinnamon spun roll which is made of -- it's really delicious. christmas, this is one of our best-seller, christmas morning cereal. cut it with chocolate with cinnamon and caramelized hazelnut and this is our wreath for the holidays which is made of bread with some marshmallows on top. >> you never cease to amaze me. we'll enjoy this the second i get off air. thank you, dom. >> thank you. >> all right, guys. we actually got some of the
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christmas morning cereal. >> it's a great little snack. >> excellent. we want to thank dominique ansel for that. you can get his treats. >> oh, no, look at frosty. >> he likes it. new york kitchen and bakery and we will be back with frosty and will smith on his new role in "concussion."
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bright side of car buying. well -- will smith's new movie "concussion" hits theaters christmas day. frosty is excited about it. so are we in the movie that is quite serious he plays forensic pathologist who discovers a connection between playing football and brain damage and jesse palmer sat down with the star and his on-screen wife. >> i found a disease that no one has ever seen. repetitive head trauma chokes the brain. >> reporter: for will smith taking on the role of dr. omalu was a difficult personal choice the you're a fan of football and i know that may have given you a little angst before you were deciding to do the film. >> absolutely but after meeting with dr. omalu and we sat down and one of the lines we use in the film was something he said to me in our first meeting. >> when i was a boy, heaven was here and america was here. >> i was deeply moved by that
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idea and wanted to be a part of telling his story more than an expose on football. >> reporter: smith's wife is playedably the versatile gugu mbatha-raw. the studio wanted you to do a reading as a chemistry test even though you two had already met. what was that like? >> the chemistry read, i was really nervous actually. i was really, really nervous but it went really well. i mean -- >> i saw a picture of oh, yeah, we got crehemistry.your men con their families left in ruin. >> your accent. you had a dialect coach. >> it's very jarring to audiences who have heard my voice for decades, so as an actor that's part of the fear,
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but it's also a part of the challenge. >> if you continue to deny my work, the world will deny my work. >> reporter: for "good morning america," jesse palmer, abc news, new york. >> boy, it sure likes like he rose to the challenge. >> yeah, he did, indeed. opens on christmas day. looks terrific. >> yeah, we're coming up on christmas day. thank you, frosty, for coming in today. >> look at frosty. he's made himself right at home. >> festive preholiday show. back tomorrow for christmas eve. so long.
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good morning. i'm natasha zouves. tracking breaking news out of oakland. a southwest plane circling above the airport because of a problem with its landing gear. flight number 2547 headed to chicago at the time and the plane is burning fuel before it attempts to land in about 50 minutes. of course, we'll track that. meanwhile, meteorologist mike nicco has the bay area forecast. mike? >> natasha shgs thank you very much. good morning, everybody. put the umbrella aside. not too far. heaviest rain tomorrow from 5:00 to 9:00 from north to south across the bay area. frances? >> meantime, enjoy the nice break in the weather and the very light traffic. you can see, bay bridge's toll plaza nobody there. let's you know how light it is everywhere. even 608 looking good through walnut creek, don't forget your chains if headed to the sierra.
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