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♪ good morning, america. the democrats brawl in brooklyn. >> i love being in brooklyn. this is great. >> hillary clinton and bernie sanders with their most personal attacks yet. >> i do question her judgment. >> i've been called a lot of things in my life. that was a first. >> the race tighter than ever. sanders promising to fight to the finish. >> i think we're going to win this nomination. >> protests erupt in a republican event overnight as donald trump faces a new fight and lands a big endorsement this morning. emergency landing. >> we have an emergency inbound. >> a jet full of passengers forced to land overnight when a bird strikes the cockpit cracking the windshield. the very latest on the terrifying midair incident. one of the killers behind the charles manson murders about to go free. leslie van houten recommended for parole 46 years after a brutal murder.
the victim's family fighting back and speaking out this morning. hot pursuit on a high-wire. a chimp on the loose for hours after escaping from the zoo. the chase unfolding on live tv. how chacha broke free and zookeepers finally brought him down back safely. don't worry. chacha is fine. amy was concerned. >> so was that construction worker. he's okay, too. >> that's right. good morning, america, and, yes, the picture of the morning, the chimp escaping out of a zoo, lara. >> unbelievable. look at him. it's like curious george. >> kind of a big curious george. >> yeah, he is, okay. >> there was, as we said, a happy ending to that boy, not a lot of happiness on stage at the democratic debate last night. they were angry. crucial new york primary just four days away. polls show a healthy lead in new york for hillary. nationally though a dead heat. >> because a new national poll shows her just two points ahead of bernie sanders after holding
a 13-point lead last month. abc's cecilia vega is here with more on that and the highlights from last night's debate. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. they have known each other for decades but if what happened on that stage last night is any indication, bernie sanders and hillary clinton are no longer friends. there was bickering, shouting, dirty looks, the mean streets of new york came to life on that stage. in this subway series a battle royale. on their home turf. >> i love being in brooklyn. this is great. >> a statement -- excuse me. >> reporter: a brooklyn brawl. >> interesting comment but you didn't answer the question. >> i did. >> no, you didn't. i think i have the microphone -- >> reporter: from the stare-down to the flying hands to the yelling. >> i am sure a lot of people are very surprised to learn that you supported raising the minimum wage to 15 bucks an hour.
>> you know, wait a minute, wait a minute, wait, wait, come on. i have stood on the debate stage with senator sanders eight prior times. i have said the exact same thing. >> senator, please. >> reporter: the showdown starting just about as soon as they faced off. >> does secretary clinton have the experience and the intelligence to be a president, of course, she does, but i do question -- [ cheers ] but i do question her judgment. >> senator sanders did call me unqualified. i've been called a lot of things in my life. that was a first. the people of new york voted for me twice to be their senator from new york. [ cheers and applause ] and president obama trusted my judgment enough to ask me to be secretary of state. >> reporter: clinton also hammering down on sanders' plan to break up the big banks, questioning whether he has details. >> he could not explain how that would be done. he could not answer about afghanistan, about israel, about counterterrorism.
i think you need to have the judgment on day one to be both president and commander in chief. >> reporter: and she was put on the hot seat herself refusing to commit to releasing those transcripts of her paid speeches to wall street firms. >> it is your democratic opponent and many democratic voters who want to see those transcripts. it's not about the republicans. >> everybody does it, okay, i will do it but let's set and expect the same standard on tax returns. >> reporter: this was definitely a debate unlike any other. sanders needs a landslide victory here in new york to help his chances of winning the nomination and he's now taking some heat for heading to the vatican for a conference right after that debate ended. he landed there this morning. hillary clinton is leaving town too, robin. she is heading to california for a big weekend of fund-raisers with the clooneys. >> not a day off for any of the candidates, it seems. >> or us. >> that's true. >> or our political team. jon karl and matthew dowd here with me and, matthew, we got a
lot of shouting. the candidates seem to be getting pretty tired of each other. the big question, did anything change after last night. >> what i recall is the last time there was that much shouting in brooklyn, ralph kramden and alice were involved in "the honeymooners." >> i was wondering which tv show you would go to. >> one from the '50s. i think it's going to be a close race in new york. i think that debate highlighted bernie sanders' authenticity and it highlighted hillary clinton's competency and experience in the course of this. i don't know how much the debate will move that but i think the race is closing and i think sanders has an outside chance of winning the new york primary. >> it is a must win for bernie sanders. >> reporter: it absolutely as cecilia said he not only needs to win in new york, he needs to win in a landslide to catch up in the delegates but, look, bernie sanders last night looked and sounded like a candidate who really believes he can win this thing. going after hillary clinton in a way that was much more personal, almost contemptuous of her. the bottom line here for hillary clinton is she took some serious
shots from bernie sanders and had to go back at him in a way that's going to make it harder for her to eventually get those sanders supporters if and when she gets the nomination. >> the question i want to bring to matthew dowd. we've seen that on the republican side. real acrimony. this is the first time we really saw it bubble up. how hard will it be for the democrats to come back together? >> there is a huge emotional rift but there's also a huge demographic rift with older voters being on one side, younger voters being on the other. and different demographics on income. i think the best healing balm for a party that's in a rift is the common enemy and i think that's their hope whether it's donald trump or ted cruz, that that common enemy will unite the party. >> which is why hillary clinton is running ads against trump in new york. thanks very much. to robin. >> all right, george, now to the republicans. all three presidential candidates under one roof last night speaking at a gop gala here in manhattan as hundreds of protesters gathered outside. there's a new national poll out showing donald trump with a double-digit lead.
abc's tom llamas is at trump international with the latest. good morning, tom. >> reporter: robin, donald trump woke up this morning to some very good news. "the new york post" a newspaper which has had so much fun with him over the years now endorsing him for president. one of his hometown papers. you mentioned those high poll numbers but trump's rivals are not surrendering new york. this as trump is now dealing with another problem, what he's describing as a group of benedict arnolds. this morning, a new fight for donald trump that's coming straight from the boardroom. >> come on, time is money. >> reporter: a group of "apprentice" alumni like kwame jackson and tara dowdell disavowing the front-runner who they once fought to work for on tv. >> i do not think he's qualified or competent or knows the issues. >> the rhetoric we've heard is not only hateful but dangerous. >> reporter: trump responding saying "total dishonesty and disloyalty.
they should be careful or i'll play hours of footage of them individually praising me. ask how successful they've been since they left. six failing wanna-bes out of hundreds of contestants. so sad." in new york, trump helping raise money for local republicans while at the same time criticizing the national party for running a, quote, rigged system when it comes to delegates. >> i'm right now millions of votes ahead of my closest rival, millions of votes. you know, people don't talk about votes anymore. they talk delegates. by the way, i happen to be hundreds of delegates ahead too. >> reporter: senator ted cruz also in new york playing along on the late night circuit. >> that's a very generous offer, donald. i appreciate you being the bigger man. >> oh, i'm the bigger man with the bigger hands. >> reporter: the interview taking a turn when cruz was pressed about supporting trump if he becomes the nominee. >> i am working very, very hard
not to have to answer that question. >> but you do, right? you have to? >> i agree i have to beat him in cleveland. >> reporter: now all three of the republican candidates have spent a lot of time here in new york city but today they're hitting the other corners of the state as they get ready for tuesday's new york primary. george. >> thanks, tom. more on this from the chair of the republican national committee reince priebus. he joins us from washington. thanks for joining us. you heard donald trump complaining about the rigged rules on the republican side. he also has an op-ed in this morning's "wall street journal." here's what he says. what we are seeing now is not a proper use of the rues but a flagrant abuse of the rules. delegates are supposed to reflect the decisions of voters but the system is being rigged by party operatives with double agent delegates who reject the decision of voters. your response? >> well, look, the rules were put out there over a year ago.
it's up to the campaigns to understand them, so in a vote system, depending on the outcome of the vote candidates receive delegates. those candidates must vote for that candidate, for that winner, so they're actually bound to vote for the winner, nothing is being taken away. and then when those elections happen for who those delegates are in those states, that's the process of the campaigns intimately involved with and who wins those elections and who doesn't is up to the campaigns to make sure that those people win and that's what he's complaining about. >> mr. trump also writing that he wants to reform the system, wants to work with you to reform the system. do you think the system needs reform and have you spoken with mr. trump about it? >> well, i mean the system has been around for a long time. it was good enough for abraham lincoln. i think it's good enough for whoever our nominee is going to be. so, look, this is democracy in action. both political parties use a
similar system. the other piece of this is that this is a convention and i think that we're losing sight of what the word convention actually means. it is a coming together of our party members to write rules of our party, to elect officers, that's what conventions are. >> you say it's a coming together. it sounds like it's going to be a breaking apart. >> no, you know what i mean. it's the coming together of delegates to write the rules and elect officers. and that's what we're doing. >> but meantime, the democrats are making hay of this. the chair debbie wasserman schultz saying they are in a civil war food fight. at the end of their convention the republican party will not be the republican party of today and they will likely blow themselves to smithereens. aren't you worried about a convention where no one is happy? >> debbie doesn't have any room to talk. they're gouging each other's eyes out and the director of the fbi is reviewing a possible
indictment of hillary clinton. so, i mean, i don't think she's got anywhere to talk but, no, it isn't easy. i'm not trying to claim it isn't and there is drama but that's what our party needs to do, come together, pick a nominee, come together and put our eye on the prize which is the white house but we're having a conversation who that person will be and it hasn't happened potentially since 1940. we'll see. >> mr. chairman, thanks for joining us this morning. >> you bet. >> boy, you know, this long fight taking a toll on all sides. >> it really is, george. now to that scary moment in the air. a plane forced to make an emergency landing after a bird hit the windshield. abc's linzie janis joins us now with the latest. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the majority of bird strikes happen on takeoff or landing, but this one apparently hitting midflight forcing the pilot to take immediate action. >> we have an emergency inbound. >> reporter: a heart-stopping moment for the 57 passengers
aboard a delta flight from laguardia to nashville. >> emergency is a cracked windshield. >> reporter: the plane forced to make an emergency landing after a bird struck the aircraft cracking the windshield. >> birds and aircraft, you know, share the same airspace so these things are bound to happen. get your heart beating fast. >> reporter: bird strikes on aircraft are a growing problem as bird populations soar. earlier this week while landing at heathrow airport with 71 passengers, this egypt air boeing 737 damaged its nose when a flock flew into it. >> there was a huge bang, a boom sound on the left side. >> reporter: and a bird caused an engine fire on this jetblue flight from san juan to jfk. the takeoff suddenly aborted. >> flight 704 left engine. >> reporter: all 186 passengers and crew deplaning out the slide.
fortunately no injuries to anyone on board that delta flight but thanks to those soaring bird populations, bird strikes are now three times more likely than they were 30 years ago. george. >> wow, i didn't know that. okay, thanks very much. there are new questions for the nba as the league's owners meet to consider moving next year's all-star game from charlotte, north carolina. calls for a boycott after a law which critics say discriminates against gay, lesbian and transgender people. abc's eva pilgrim has more. >> reporter: good morning. more fallout four states and d.c. have issued travel bans because of this law and this morning, the nba's board of governors meeting here on its agenda whether or not to move the game because of this law. this morning, the nba owners are huddling up talking about potentially moving the 2017 all-star game out of the tar heel state feeling the pressure both inside and outside the
league over north carolina's so-called bathroom law. >> as a black person i'm against any form of discrimination so i think the nba should move the all-star game from charlotte. >> reporter: a bipartisan group of senators writing to nba commissioner adam silver urging the organization to take a stand. commissioner silver last month calling the law deeply concerning saying he's hopeful the situation will be resolved soon. ♪ also taking a stand against the law bruce springsteen canceling his tour stop last sunday and ringo star already pulling out of his show in june. this morning the number of businesses speaking out and walking away continues to grow. most notably paypal withdrawing its plan to open a new operation center, 400 plus job, a $3.6 million investment. commissioner silver is expected to have a press conference later
afternoon where he may comment on this ongoing discussion. now to amy with today's other top stories. that earthquake in japan. >> aftershocks are hampering rescue efforts after that 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck southern japan. an 8-month-old baby was pulled from the rubble from a flattened house. so far nine people are confirmed dead but that number is expected to rise. more than a thousand people have been injured. the quake derailed trains, split roads, sparked several fires cutting off power and water to thousands of people and the violent shaking lasted nearly 30 seconds forcing people to duck for cover including noel vincent a american teacher living in japan. >> suddenly we felt the floor drop beneath us. my first reaction was to protect my friends. we linked arms then we tried to stay clear of the ceiling because things had begun to fall. >> reporter: so far nearly 50,000 people have been evacuated around kumamoto. and new tensions with china
this morning as defense secretary ash carter visits a u.s. aircraft carrier in the disputed south china sea. this follows the announcement that the u.s. is sending fighter jets to the philippines and boosting its alliance with that country conducting joint patrols. the move sparked a protest from beijing. a legal victory for families of the children killed in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. a judge ruled their lawsuit against the company that made the rifle used in the attack can proceed. the judge said a law protecting gunmakers from lawsuits does not prevent the families from arguing that the semiautomatic rifle is a military weapon and should not have been sold to civilians. a young man who is a real-life superhero. 7-year-old darien hoefling has been sworn in as an honorary officer of the mount holly police department. he survived two surgeries for a brain tumor and showed such bravery every officer in the department dressed up as a superhero to honor him. he says he always has loved
police officers and when he was recovering at home he made them all keychains and he has a cape himself. it says, super darien, 1, brain tumor, 0. >> way to go. >> truly a superhero. nice here in the east coast but that's not the case everywhere, ginger. >> that's right. all because of this upper air pattern. it's called an omega block. this big ridge, that's why we're beautiful, but back here that low pressure system dived into the west coast, it is going to slow down the jet stream. get stuck and going to allow for severe weather from the texas panhandle up to western nebraska and then snow. i mean heavy snow in parts of the rockies. 1 to even up to 4 feet of snow. hefty winds back here, 25 to 35 miles per hour sustained gusts up to 55 in places like the mountains around vegas. look at that snow in the rockies. even into the foothills around denver.
>> good morning i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. on sunday we will have 80s reaching the beaches. no sign of any rain. the temperatures today long the coast are mid-to-upper 60s around san francisco and the rest of us up to 76. tonight we drop in the mid-40s and 50. my seven-day forecast is when it is cooler, it will >> coming up one of charles
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good morning. big story so far, temperatures up to ten degree cooler from napa and fairfield, to san mateo and san francisco 50. check out the sunshine. day planner, strong sunshine and breezy this afternoon. 50s to 70s. my accuweather seven-day forecast, 70s and 80s. >> getting darn near hot. thank you so much. a big time sports agent gaving the bad boy an ultimatum. will johnny manziel turn his life
we welcome you back to "gma." these are brand-new images of will and kate out on a hike after a royal double date with the king and queen of bhutan. now they're speaking out in a new interview this morning. also right now, the democratic candidates recovering from a brutal debate in brooklyn overnight. the crucial new york primary four days away. clinton has a big lead but nationally a dead heat and this morning a massive rescue underway in japan after a 6.5 earthquake hit. at least nine people killed. more than a thousand injured. the search for survivors right now. there is a guy that tried to paddle from florida to bermuda. he called himself captain bubble. there he is and, yes, he is at it again. we'll have the latest on his journey coming up. >> didn't work out so well for him the last time. all right. first, the latest on a woman
convicted in the charles manson murders who could soon be going free. leslie van houten was the youngest of the manson followers convicted in the 1969 killings and now a california review board is recommending her for parole. abc's matt gutman is in los angeles with more. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, robin. leslie van houten was a 19-year-old homecoming queen when she met charles manson. she's been behind bars for the last 4 1/2 decades after admitting her role in the killing of a couple here in los angeles, but this morning, she's one major step closer to freedom. overnight charles manson follower leslie van houten recommended for parole. for 46 years van houten was locked behind bars for her participation in the murders of leno and rosemary labianca and her attorney arguing that she's been a model prisoner and poses no threat to the public. >> they called her an exemplary
prisoner where she helped the other inmates and earned her master's degree in the last two years. >> she's now 66 years old but in the 1960s just a teenager. a homecoming queen who sang in her church choir before she linked up with manson. >> and when you first saw him? >> i felt that i had met someone that by being around him would have a positive change. >> reporter: decades after the murder in 1994 van houten spoke with abc's diane sawyer about the night that she and several other manson followers savagely attacked and murdered the labiancas in their california home in 1969. >> and then tex turned me around and handed me the knife and he said, do something and i stabbed mrs. labianca in the lower back about 16 times. >> what kind of punishment do you deserve? what is enough? >> i don't know when enough punishment will be enough for me. >> reporter: that sentiment
shared by many including the l.a. district attorney and the couple's daughter, telling abc news overnight we do not think anybody who commits the kind of crimes that she and the others did should ever be paroled. van houten's parole has been denied 19 times over the past 45 years but on thursday, she said, i don't let myself off the hook. i don't find parts of any of in that make me feel the slightest bit good about myself. the parole board said van houten hasn't had a serious rule violation in 46 years. the same can't be said of manson who is now 81 years old. he and others involved in the killings are still behind bars. but van houten's release isn't a done deal. she still has to go before the governor and another parole board who could decide to keep her in prison. robin. >> all right, matt. thank you. we'll talk to abc's chief legal analyst dan abrams about that very thing that matt was alluding to because bruce davis who was an associate with manson was denied parole even though he was recommended for parole
governor brown rejected that. what are the chances he'll do that here? >> close, close case here. she's got a better argument than even bruce davis meaning she was younger, has done more in prison. taken more responsibility for what she did. so if you think that people should ever be paroled for murder and parole was part of her sentence, the possibility for parole then she's done everything right. she's got a masters degree. she hasn't had problems and helped other prisoners, everything on the list to parole someone leslie van houten can check off and, yet, as a political matter, how could it help the governor to release a manson follower? so it's a very tough situation here and i think in the end a close call for him. >> 19 times we heard in that report she's been denied and get it this time. what's the next step here? >> the next step, first of all, there is a legal review board that's first going to have to go through it. assuming that they sign off,
which we expect they would it ends up on the governor's desk. one of the things the governor could do is not review it at all and just say i'm not going to take any action, as a result that means she does get parole. >> we have to remember the victims' families. >> and they feel very strongly none of them should be released. >> thank you, dan. we move on to the last-ditch effort to save johnny manziel. with the football star in a downward spiral his high-powered agent is cutting him off saying he'll reconsider if he gets treatment and, amy, it seems like everyone close to manziel is hoping tough love will work. >> they are, indeed. unfortunately, this is just the latest bad headline for him who was released by the browns last month and has since been seen partying across the country. this morning embattled quarterback johnny manziel fired by his second agent in less than three months. nfl super agent drew rosenhaus terminating his contract with the former qb this week saying he will take manziel back only
if the 23-year-old enters. treatment in the next five days. >> at this point i don't have a choice because this situation is spiraling downward and i'm doing the last-ditch effort that i can think of right now to help him. i'm not going to be a part of a young man destroying his life. it's just not going to happen on my watch. >> reporter: the former heisman winner who spent ten weeks in rehab after his rookie nfl season has been seen partying and drinking in various videos like this one posted by tmz sports from february of him in a nightclub drinking from a champagne bottle and just this weekend spotted partying by tmz sports outside a hollywood nightclub. >> difference of me partying and out of control. five, six, what have we been doing since we've been out here. being cool with y'all. i'm not drunk. >> reporter: on the same night that video was taken manziel was a passenger in an alleged hit-and-run. the car being driven by his friend when it hit a light pole, the pair allegedly leaving the scene on foot. >> i'm not even concerned about
his football career at this moment. i'm really concerned about his life. this is life and death related issues here. >> reporter: all this while also getting into legal hot water. manziel is currently under investigation after allegations from ex-girlfriend colleen crowley that he hit and threatened to kill her during a fight in late january. >> this is a young man that i've tried to push to get help and everyone in his family has, every friend, everyone that i know that's close to him has encouraged him, pleaded with him, begged him to do this. >> and manziel had no comment on this story. his agent says that if the former star could get control of his life, he still has a brilliant future ahead of him. >> but as you said even his family extremely concerned. >> understandably so. >> yeah. >> that is a big if. thanks. coming up, look at this chimp. great escape. swings from power lines and how officials finally got chacha to safety. a parenting alert after this
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we're back at 7:42 with chacha the chimpanzee on the run for two hours before a japanese zoo recaptured him. scary moments as you can imagine before he's safely caught. abc's t.j. holmes is here with more on all the drama. good morning, t.j. >> good morning, robin. you won't believe what you are about to see. you know what, give the cripple pan zee credit for his effort, made it off zoo grounds and to a neighborhood and put on this high-wire act before eventually came crashing back to earth and hard. an unbelievable and at times terrifying two-hour pursuit that ended with this edge of your seat high-wire standoff between japanese authorities and chacha, a 24-year-old male chimpanzee that escaped from the yagiyama zoo in sendai and up an electric
pole and played out live on japanese television. at times chacha treated the power lines like tree branches. and screamed at workers trying to capture him. now, watch what happens when a worker shoots him with a tranquilizer dart. chacha goes after the guy. [ speaking a foreign language ] and almost falls in the process. even pulls the dart out of his own back. >> the animal now is all riled up, and thank goodness that animal did not jump in that bucket because at times they have the power of six full grown men. >> reporter: even sedated chacha does a pretty good tightrope routine determined to get away but the tranquilizer kicks in. chacha tries but struggles to hold on and finally he takes a dramatic plunge, workers were ready for him below and carried him away.
chacha's great escape was over but he might go down in prime mate break history, 2014, seven chimpanzees escaped from the kansas city zoo with a clever plan. they used a tree limb to scale the wall. they were eventually rounded up. japanese zoos are known for their training drills for emergencies. in this drill they were prepping for a gorilla break but luckily for chacha he's recovering this morning after only suffering minor injuries. >> he had gone one millisecond if something had gone wrong with those wires. you have to act quickly. i can't see one mistake they made. >> not a single human being individual was hurt and the animal minor -- it looked very dramatic and awful. minor injuries, had a blanket catching him. >> tough to watch. >> scary situation, as jack said kind of did everything right. >> what they were supposed to do. how he got out in the first place. >> some story. thanks. coming up the man who calls himself captain bubble at it again. his epic journey across the water. you know who is coming here,
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♪ it is 7:48. back now with the man trying to have his cake by the ocean and eat it too. he calls himself captain bubble and he is trying to make it thousands of miles across water in this again. take a look. he calls himself captain bubble. >> i put sign in, please don't burst my bubble. >> reporter: his goal, float 3500 miles from florida to bermuda on a homemade hydro bubble. >> i am excited. i have been waiting two years for this moment. >> reporter: his journey is off to a rough start this morning after rough winds pushed him back to shore. he is now sleeping on the beach in his hydro pod waiting for mother nature to give him a helping hand. reza baluchi had to be rescued last time. just three days and 70 miles into his journey. >> we elected to launch not only the h-60 helicopter but a c130 patrol aircraft.
>> reporter: that cost taxpayers nearly $150,000 setting off a firestorm so who is responsible for paying for someone's bubble wishes and caviar dreams? captain steve knows what it's like to try to make nautical history. attempting to make the journey from norway from the united states nine times. >> it's not fair to spend a fortune. >> reporter: but captain bubble isn't giving up. his third attempt to make history will most likely come this weekend. baluchi hopes to spend 21 to 45 days in the water on this journey. he has been jumping rope an hour each day in the sauna to prepare. the temperature inside the bubble can reach 130 degrees and any more fun facts needed? >> you love that image. >> it's random. come on. >> jumping rope in a sauna. >> hope he's okay. >> yes, that's the main thing. we'll be back.
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good morning. i'm reggie aqui from the abc7 morning news. we're going to start with sue hall with the major traffic accident and now another one and another one. >> three as a matter of fact. we're live over sky 7 hd over the san mateo bridge. slow traffic here. you could see the accident blocking the two left lanes and fire truck and ambulance on scene there. one hour to get from 880 toward 101. and we have the other sig-alert in hayward, southbound 880, that big rig due to be out of there in an hour. it overturned at 3:00 this morning. and richmond san rafael bridge, eastbound with an alert. mike. >> oakland is 53. and look at where we end up this afternoon. mid to upper 60s along the coast and peninsula. low to mid-70s for the rest of us. and 70s and 80s out to the coast
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. bernie sanders on attack taking on hillary clinton as they battle for crucial votes in new york. >> you didn't answer the question. >> i did. >> no, you didn't. >> a new poll shows clinton with a double-digit lead. can she seal the deal and stop sanders' surge? parenting alert. the viral video sparking debate on corporal punishment at school. a kindergartner caught in the middle. the latest on the investigation this morning. ♪ bang bang into the room ♪ i know you want it and make over your home on a budget. three roomies, one messy living room and the ultimate transformation this morning. ♪ something about love all that and aussie star conrad sewell here performing live as we say -- >> good morning, america.
♪ ♪ beside me ♪ i think about love happy friday, everybody. that's a happy crowd here joining us in times square. big stories for you this morning. a new medical warning for millions about heartburn medication so many of us take it. dr. ashton will join us with new research out this morning. >> that's coming up. also, the royal road trip. will and kate hiking their way through a monastery in bhutan. they are opening up about how they enjoyed the trip but missing their kids. i get that. the first time ali and i went away, we had to cut the short trip. we couldn't make it. a long time ago. >> a long time ago. >> peace out. >> you got meghan trainor. >> i do. love meghan trainor and she's making headlines this morning opening up about how she learned to love herself and the way she looks, that is terrific. and we'll have her story coming up. >> we will. and let's get the morning rundown from amy. >> the big story this morning, the democrats squaring off in their most combative debate yet. hillary clinton and bernie
sanders attacking each other on everything from gun control to big money donors while appealing for women voters. we get more highlights now from abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: overnight, a fight so heated, they disagreed even when they were agreeing. >> yes or no? >> i have said yes. we are going to pick the best way or combination -- >> ah. >> or combination of ways. >> reporter: hillary clinton and bernie sanders facing off in brooklyn. >> interesting comment, but you didn't answer the question. >> i did. >> no, you didn't. >> yes, i did. >> reporter: their final new york showdown before the empire state votes next week, and it was not pretty. >> it's always a little bit challenging because, you know, if senator sanders doesn't agree with how you are approaching something, then you are a member of the establishment. >> reporter: a must win for both candidates, sanders in need of delegates, clinton in need of momentum, both trying to win all the votes they can get, especially women.
clinton taking on trump and abortion all at once. >> we have a presidential candidate by the name of donald trump saying that women should be punished, and we are never asked about this. it goes to the heart of who we are as women, our rights, our autonomy, our ability to make our own decisions. >> reporter: the republicans locked in a new york showdown too. donald trump blasting party leaders accusing them of running a rigged system. >> i'm right now millions of votes ahead of my closest rival, millions of votes. you know, people don't talk about votes anymore. they talk delegates. by the way, i happen to be hundreds of delegates ahead too. >> reporter: and this morning, the head of the party firing right back. >> well, i mean the system has been around for a long time. it was good enough for abraham lincoln. i think it's good enough for whoever our nominee is going to be. >> reporter: for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, new york.
>> and our thanks to cecilia for that. the other big story this morning, the frantic search for victims of that deadly 6.5 magnitude earthquake in southern japan. aftershocks have forced the evacuation of nearly 50,000 people. nine people have died and more than a thousand injured after it flattened homes. and ignited fires. but new hope overnight, an 8-month-old baby was rescued from that rubble. back here in this country, a disturbing video showing a boy about to be spanked in a georgia school principal's office is reigniting the debate about corporal punishment. the 5-year-old's mother was there secretly recording the incident. the video showing the sobbing boy trying to twist and get away before being paddled. school officials say the boy was being punished for fighting and spitting on another student. corporal punishment is allowed in that school district, but the mother is accusing officials of abuse. and we have a consumer alert for parents this morning. fisher-price is recalling thousands of cradle swings
because of the risk for injury. when the seat peg is not fully engaged, the seat can unexpectedly fall. our website has a list of the models affected. and finally, a cat named miss kitty, who got stuck 60 feet in the air for four days, is back on solid ground after quite an ordeal. her owner tried coaxing her down from this pole whose power lines which carry 138,000 volts of electricity right there, but miss kitty would not budge meowing as vultures hovered nearby, so authorities wanted to get her down as soon as possible. worried neighbors surrounding the bottom of the pole with mattresses in case she fell and workers made the three-hour drive to bring in special equipment and save the day. we have animals on power lines today. a little less dramatic than chacha. >> four days is quite a long time. >> miss kitty is home. >> miss kitty is back home. >> can i ask how she got there? >> they think she chased another cat like she was running from another cat in fear and went up there. >> did you see how high?
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meghan trainor, it's her new video. ♪ need to let it go >> sing it, girls. the first single "no" off her soon-to-be released album. thank you, and the singer has a lot of people saying thank you this morning for her message about body image. ♪ if you could have seen -- i mean, the three of us -- we were just -- >> you should have seen george. >> he was really getting down. >> i just calmed down as soon as the camera came up. >> that's right. that's right. when you don't see him, he's on the table. >> like a bob fosse musical. >> who's ready for the weekend? >> me. >> yes, yes. >> but, meanwhile, meghan trainor not only does she have a new single, but she's talking about how she learned to love her body after feeling she had to hide and linsey davis is here with that story. >> good morning, george. i was right there doing the robot. trainor known for the ultimate body image anthem and now she appears on the cover of "seventeen" magazine where she dishes about what it took to embrace her bass.
she tells the magazine her song "all about that bass" boosted her confidence and tells the story of a little girl who came up to her crying, and she says that girl told the singer she made her feel pretty again which in turn helped trainor. ♪ because you know i'm all about that bass ♪ >> reporter: singer/songwriter meghan trainor is showing off what she's got on a special two-cover edition of "seventeen" magazine. the "lips are moving" star tells the magazine, "i got picked on a lot for being pale when i was younger, and that really shook me up" and reveals that loving her body wasn't always easy saying, "for a good six years i wore sweat pants and sweatshirts even on vacation in 90-degree weather. i was hiding. i want to hug that girl. i want to tell her you're okay." last february she sat down with abc's dan harris and revealed it was her hit single -- ♪ i'm all about that bass >> reporter: "it's all about that bass" that helped her embrace the skin.
>> this is what i wish i felt like. all about the bass and all about my curves. this is not how i feel. >> reporter: now the 22-year-old pop star isn't shying away from her curves. >> the one thing about my body is my curves because they fill me up really well and they look bomb on tv. >> reporter: deciding to no longer wear corsets to her photo shoots. ♪ every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top ♪ >> reporter: she says, my body's bomb. it was nice to finally be like, no thanks. >> now we see her showing off her body a little bit more. she says she likes tight dresses that really show off her curves and she's really owning who these. ♪ you need to let it go >> reporter: and no longer holding back telling the world, i want to show off what i got. ♪ no no no >> reporter: and she says part of her newfound confidence comes from saying positive things about herself and her body out loud and she says while she was writing "all about that bass" the lyrics were borne out of a desire to hear a song about her own insecurities and she has helped countless others
embracing their bass. >> thank you. over to robin. all right, george, now to that medical warning making headlines this morning for the millions of americans who take heartburn medication. a new study links some to serious kidney damage when taken long term. dr. jennifer ashton joins us from l.a. with more on this. good to see you, jen, and people want to know about this, but what kind of heartburn medications are we talking about and what type of damage can they do? >> well, robin, this is really a story and a study about striking that fine balance between risks and benefits. now, there are two classes of heartburn medication. one is called h2 blockers. the other is called ppi or proton pump inhibitors. that's what this study, the latest of which, was really about. it found that people taking ppis, proton pump inhibitors for a long period of time, it was associated with an increase risk of chronic kidney disease, in some cases even kidney failure.
so this doesn't mean those medications can't be safe and effective, it just means awareness because over 15 million americans are on those medications, and they are available over the counter, as well as by prescription. >> and, jen, as you know, these medications have been out there for a very long time. so why are we just hearing about this now, and could it potentially cause other damage? >> well, you know, robin, i really think this is a blessing in disguise because in medicine and science, we should always be reassessing data. they have been out for a long time, and in general this class of medication is considered safe and effective. but that doesn't mean we don't always re-ask questions, look at the data and re-evaluate things. that's what medicine and science is about. now, when you talk about risks of this class of medication, there have been associated findings that show they're associated with vitamin deficiencies, a b12 deficiency, in some cases magnesium deficiency, anemia, heart
attacks, bone fractures or osteoporosis, but there are benefits. they are safe and effective and when you're talking about heartbun or g.i. reflux, you're talking about something that's very, very uncomfortable. i've had it myself, and if untreated, that acid can actually cause some serious damage to the lower esophagus causing a precancerous or even cancerous condition of the esophagus, so it's about finding that balance. >> as always, so, jen, let's say you're hearing this, and you're like, you know what, i'm going to stop taking these medications. what are some things you can do when it comes to heartburn? >> well, you know, again, this is another blessing from this story is people are put on medications, i see this all the time, and then they stay on them indefinitely or forever when that might not be clinically or medically necessary. so if you're on this class of medication, even if it's over the counter, you want to talk to the doctor or the health care professional that suggested you are on it and never stop a medication without consulting that physician. >> and if you don't want to take
the medication but you want to do some other things to combat heartburn? >> quick and easy lifestyle things, you want to eat smaller meals, in some cases weight loss can help. avoiding alcohol or your trigger foods, that can always be helpful. >> all right. well, you have a good time there in los angeles. >> thank you, robin. thank you. >> let's get to amy now. amy. >> all right, robin, well, now to the royal road trip, kate and will hiking this morning after a glamorous double date with the king and queen of bhutan, and they're also opening up about their trip and how much they miss george and charlotte. abc's lama hasan has all the details now from london. good morning, lama. >> reporter: and good morning to you, amy. you know, yes, after that private dinner with the king and queen of bhutan, there was no rest for william and kate. oh, no, they were up at the crack of dawn to go on that grueling six-hour hike to see a stunning buddhist monastery. this morning, william and kate taking a romantic royal hike up this glorious mountain on the
trail to see the ancient tiger's nest monastery built into the side of a cliff 10,000 feet above sea level. kate donning knee-high boots and a leather vest, william wiping sweat from his brow, not kate, she appeared unfazed by the intense trek soaking in the stunning scenery instead. but a week-long trip without their two little ones in tow is beginning to take its toll. >> of course, i'm looking forward to seeing them but they're in good hands. >> reporter: overnight the duke and duchess of cambridge stepping out for a private dinner with the king and queen of bhutan. kate wearing a beautifully embroidered tory burch dress retailing at just over $1400, and, boy, did she wear it well. ♪ the royals making the most of their trip to bhutan jumping in and trying a game of archery, kate firing her arrow and misses the target. william wasn't much better at it either. ♪
throughout their whirlwind tour of india and bhutan, the royal duo have been dazzling their hosts and wowing the crowd at every event, not putting a foot wrong, and perhaps the most anticipated moment will be at the majestic taj mahal where william's late mother princess diana was famously photographed in 1992. >> you didn't need to hear any words to get the message that she was alone, she was unhappy, but that she still looked like a million dollars in front of the taj mahal. >> i think what he and kate really want to do is to create their own memories, to create new memories. >> reporter: so the question everybody wants to know the answer to is will william and kate sit on that iconic bench just as diana did 24 years ago? well, the jury is still out, but we are learning some new information this morning. reportedly what the bhutanese women were singing to prince william during that archery contest to distract their rivals, get this, they were apparently singing to him
"you're bald, you're a baldie, your nose is really big" as well as other obscenities that i'm not going to repeat. kate reportedly being stunned by this but in the end taking it pretty well. >> my jaw dropped when that information came across the wires. what was their reaction and, by the way, who had to deliver that news to them, the translation? >> reporter: well, i think kate did ask a translator, and she was given this verse, and, of course, there was a still of her looking really shocked, but in the end she said it was all for a laugh, and that's what they traditionally do, amy. >> all right, handling it with grace once again. lama, thank you so much. probably better than i would have handled it. you can see more of the best moments from the royal trip on our website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! >> can you imagine amy? >> oh, my gosh. >> i didn't know that i would have handled -- >> yeah. >> all right. let's go outside to ginger. >> oh, amy, you know i always come out here and i canvass the crowd for the best energy. i think this group of ladies
wins. where are you guys from again? >> oklahoma. >> so hail not a big deal to you. whatever, hail. but you know what in central florida got quite a bit. look at the pictures there covering the ground in a couple of different cities. that energy is going to just sink just south, and that's going to come along with this very heavy rain as that stationary front drapes along the gulf and sits there at least for the next 24 hours or so. so something to look forward to or not look forward to depending on if you live in ft. lauderdale and miami. >> good morning i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. on sunday we will have 80s reaching the beaches. no sign of any rain. the temperatures today long the coast are mid-to-upper 60s around san francisco and the rest of us up to 76. tonight we drop in the mid-40s and 50. my seven-day forecast is when it
is cooler, it will be >> lara, there are some folks out here so ready to hear your "pop news." let's get to it. >> thank you so much, ginger. come on in. we have a lot to talk about this morning. there must be something in the water in hollywood. holy cow, we have a full tilt baby bonanza going on. first up, grandma reba has her hands full with a new grandbaby. kelly clarkson gave birth to remington alexander blackstock and he's little brother to river rose and "people" magazine reporting blake lively and ryan reynolds are also expecting her second child. blake tried to hide her baby bump on the set of her new movie but she was doing a beach scene that required her to wear a wet suit and the jig was up. another surprise, eva mendes has done it again, she kept her first baby esmeralda a secret and now we hear that she's also expecting baby number two, and she's well into her second trimester and last but not least, ellie kemper is expecting her first baby.
the actress announcing the big news just in time for season two of "unbreakable kimmy schmidt" which is out today. >> happy news. >> a lot of happy news there. and then we have some michael keaton news, one of our favorites so he suited up as batman, birdman and now a bad man. "variety" reporting the oscar winner he will be playing the villain in a new spider-man spin-off opposite the new spidey named tom holland. marisa tomei will play aunt may. i can't believe marisa tomei is playing aunt may and zendaya who has been cast in a mystery role and filming is expected to begin this summer. yeah, george, you said it. >> good cast. >> your daughters will want to see that because of that smart casting. also in "pop news" this morning, i want to show you these next pictures side by side and ask you if the old picture -- i won't even show you it side by side. does this look like a modern day movie star? i guarantee you will say all right, all right, all right. that's not matthew mcconaughey in character for a new role, not even a relative of his.
that is actually the great grandfather of a guy named sander parker, now reddit royalty because he shared the picture of his ancestor online and parker says it's been floating around for years but his sister noticed the resemblance and thought folks would be dazed and confused if they posted it online. >> wow. >> creepy. >> we all have dopplegangers. >> his is -- >> his is from the wild, wild west apparently. then finally, it seems victoria isn't the only beckham with singing skills. the fashion designer shared a video of her 11-year-old son spicing it up looking posh in the process. take a look. ♪ hopeful for today take this music and use it ♪ ♪ let it take you away ♪ and be hopeful hopeful and he'll make a way i know it ain't easy but that's okay ♪ ♪ just be hopeful because i'm hopeful yes i am ♪ >> justin bieber --
>> exactly, yeah. >> sounds like him a little bit. >> i was just going to say the video has a lot of people comparing him -- comparing the little beckham to a young justin bieber. so another talent in the family. >> good. >> really good. >> wow. >> and that, everybody, is a very lengthy edition of "pop news" on this friday. >> great way to end a week. >> thanks, lara. beauty 911. easy fashion fixes to get ready in an instant. and we've got the stars of the new "barbershop." they are all together in one hilarious interview. what they're saying only to our cameras. stewie is here, breanna stewart, here number one in the wnba draft. come on back for that.
it is 8:27. good morning, i'm reggie aqui from the abc7 morning news. happening today, hillary clinton will be back in the bay area. at a high priced fundraiser with actor george clooney and his wife. political reports that she is asking for $353,000 per couple to attend the event tonight. clinton will hold another event in los angeles tomorrow and the republicans are coming to the bay area at the end of the month. let's get an update on your morning commute. it is a busy one, sue. >> and it continues to be busy. southbound 880 is closed with the sig-alert. northbound is open. wide open. this is a jackknifed big ring since 3:00. a accident near the toll plaza
minutes and always on our news app and abc7news.com. join us ♪ i'm burning up welcome back to "gma." basketball star breanna stewart, she led the uconn huskies to their fourth straight national championship last week, and then just last night she was chosen number one in the wnba draft being selected by the seattle storm. you're from syracuse so this isn't cold for you. look at you. i just want to post you up every time i see you. congratulations. >> thank. >> you that had to be a wonderful dream come true to hear your name number one in the draft. >> exactly. it was an unbelievable experience and to be able to share it with my family, my friends, they were all so excited and to hold up that seattle storm jersey -- >> you're going to be matched up
with sue byrd, a number one pick in the wnba draft and also played for uconn. >> i'm really excited about having the opportunity to play with sue. she comes back to uconn a lot and having the opportunity to learn from her, from what she's done, i can't wait to help the storm. >> are you going to tell her that you won four national championships? she didn't quite win that many when she was there. i mean, that was a record, i mean, to go through your entire college career not losing in the ncaa tournament. what was that like? >> there's not a lot of words to describe it. i think that, you know, when we talked about it, we talked about what we've done especially with the senior class, morgan and moriah, we made history, we made history and coach said -- people said it was impossible, we did the impossible. >> and made history again because you talk about morgan and moriah, one, two, three in the wnba draft all from the same school, uconn. you guys just keep making history everywhere you go. >> that's what we have to do. you know, we came in together.
we're leaving together and why not make history one last time together. >> okay, now please tell me, geno auriemma, your hall of fame coach. can you tell me, what's it like with geno? because he can be a little fiery on the sidelines. >> it depends on the day. it depends on the day. i think that, you know, he has his ups and downs and moments and like you said he's a little fiery, intense but also a great guy. >> what have you learned most about yourself throughout this whole experience, stewie? >> the thing i've learned most about myself just the fact that through all the success and that kind of stuff i'm happy that i was able to stay humble. you know, a lot's happened but i still want a lot more to happen. >> and a lot more will happen because you will join the wnba as a number one draft pack going on the 20th anniversary, the 20th anniversary. you know, geno and i might do a game like we used to do back in the day, orange and white on monday nights. do you think geno and i could call a game. >> i think you should do a storm game. >> a storm game.
you heard it here first. stewie, thank you. it's okay to call you stewie, right? >> everybody calls me stewie. >> stewie, breanna stewart, one more time. wow. come on, come on, give me the ball. post-up. amy, i got her covered. >> that's the first time i've ever seen robin not look taller than everybody else in the room. wow, and speaking height that's, part of this series, beauty 911 this morning. we have great time-saving tricks to help you get ready for the day and meredith rollins, the editor in chief of "redbook" magazine is here with all of her secrets and you say starting out being fashionable is really just about being confident with what you're wearing. >> if you feel great in your clothes, you'll stand taller and smile more and look better altogether. >> let's take some questions from our viewers. our first one comes from briana skyping in from derby, connecticut. what is your question? >> good morning. i'm on the petite side 5'3" with an athletic build and i have a hard time finding pants that fit. i literally stopped buying jeans a couple of years ago. what's your adce on how to
find the perfect pant? >> ah, that is such a problem for so many of us vertically challenged women. >> also, you know, pants are huge for spring. there are lots of giersch styles and it's also dependent on your body type. look at noa, she's wearing pants tailored and cropped so they don't overwhelm her with too much fabric, which is key. allie in the middle is incredibly tall and gorgeous, so she can wear a higher waisted -- >> she can wear anything, let's be honest. >> totally true but taller women have a hard time finding things that fit and it has a little bit more of a flair and shows off her long, long legs and sage is a little bit on the curvier side and for curvier women you don't want something that's going to cling too much in the legs so these have a little more room in the thighs and nipped at the ankle so still shows off her beautiful shape. >> those are great options for women of all heights. thank you so much. lovely. we have giselle who has a question, and i think we have to walk into our social square here.
so, giselle, tell us what your question is. >> yeah, well, i work in the city. i'm an entrepreneur and like to look good but see tons of fashionable people all the time but feel like a hot mess running up to them asking for their outfit information so it would be great if there was another way. >> very cool. >> so, there's this amazing app called comb and what you do is you take a picture. we took a picture of audrey earlier. >> so you're snapping pictures of people on the street. >> yes, you might not want to do it with an ipad. maybe with your phone. >> a little discreet. >> and then it lets you sort through and finds lots of different outfits that look like what she has on and shows you things you can buy so you can replicate the outfit without having to talk to someone on the street. >> does that sound like something you would do? >> absolutely. snapping away today. >> somehow i don't think you're shy, though. >> sometimes. >> all right, well, this is all great advice for all of us who want to look good and i think it's a huge compliment to tell someone, hey, i love what you're wearing. i still think it's okay to go up the old-fashioned way and say where did you buy that. >> and studies have shown giving someone a compliment
doesn't just make them feel better but makes you feel better too. >> meredith, thank you very much. outside to robin. >> sorry. we were just -- i'm not used to being out here. hey, donate life month. see that. register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, that's wonderful. thank you for what you're doing here. the all-star cast of "barbershop 3: the next cut" is back and better than ever. we've had so much fun with them in our studio, and now they're sitting down with rachel smith revealing what makes this movie a cut above. >> guess who's back? >> welcome to calvin's. >> something about this movie feels different to me. i feel like i see the cast ensemble together more frequently. >> it's just, you know, to me wonderful to do this dance with so many different personalities, you know, walking around, moving around. >> it almost feels like a play in a sense. what are you two doing back here? cutting up like the class clowns. i mean -- >> you shouldn't put us together. you shouldn't have sat us together. >> separate you.
>> i'm sorry. it was my fault. ♪ >> reporter: there was a "barbershop" boot camp to get the cast up to speed on their grooming skills. did you learn anything for your own managescaping? >> this bald takes time. i wanted my beard done right and take pride in my little beard. when you ain't got no hair you got to up that beard. >> excuse me, i don't like to get involved in petty arguments. >> yeah, you do. that's pretty much all you do. >> in this, the third trip to the barber shop, no longer just a boys' club. what did the ladies provide to the barber shop and what do they provide to the movie? >> i mean to the barber shop, you know, they provided a whole bunch of opinions nobody wanted to hear. >> is that so? >> but the movie -- [ laughter ] for the movie, they did great, you know, you got eve, you got regina, they fine, funny, do
their scenes well and, you know, they added much more value to the movie. >> if you want a fourth venture to the "barbershop," you better tread lightly. >> it was nice honestly having some female energy. the dynamic was really good. yeah. >> it was a nice little dance there. regina, what about you? >> we added money. that one was suffering over there. >> i know. they could barely stay afloat. >> they were suffering, like we're doing weaves, 1,500, 1,000 twists, you know, this one ain't done a lineup in decades. ♪ >> reporter: for "good morning america," rachel smith, abc news, los angeles. >> and "barbershop: the next cut" is in theaters now. i don't mean to take your job but these people right here have known each other since they were 10 years old, 30 years as friends. >> they're from indiana. >> yeah. >> even better. that's where my alma mater is. let's go ahead and do the forecast and we'll do pollen. anybody dying from the allergies? yeah, yeah, well, you're not alone. it's all brought to you by claritin.
today we have high pollen levels in the western rockies, plains, mid-atlantic. tree pollen you saw just there, the worst right now especially if you're in oklahoma city or raleigh from oak, birch, maple. lots of different sweet gum >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the big story today, sunshine and warmer weather. 66 in san francisco. the rest of us are 71 to 76 and breezy. check out the 70s and 80s at the coast this >> so, robin, it appears truman skipped school today. do you think that's going to be all right? >> yes. >> okay. >> he even puts it on -- i skipped school for this. >> i love it. >> thank you all and thank you, ginger. and we'll be watching monday. >> yes, next monday. >> ginger, what are you doing? >> salsa. >> the salsa. not this, okay. coming up -- pretty good. coming up, lara's hot mess express back in action with big tips for a small space. hot mess still blessed. come on back.
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♪ honey i'm worth it all right, it is time for hot mess express. it's my series that shows that no space no matter how small or how messy is without hope. ♪ the hot mess express has arrived, and this time, it's personal. meet will, he's my producer every morning at "gma." in studio he's super organized, but his living room at home is a serious hot mess. it's not all will's fault, though. he shares his space with his two female college friends turned roommates, and they all have a lot of stuff. you could say it's a modern "three's company." ♪ come and knock on our door ♪ come and knock on our door >> i'm will. >> i'm carrie. >> i'm amy. >> all: and we live in apartment 34b. >> reporter: three up-and-comers in the media industries who living room is more like a nightmare on columbus avenue. hot mess express.
>> hello. >> is this will? i'm scared. let me in. oh, my goodness. will, you forgot to tell me how many flights of stairs this was. oh, man. the first thing i notice, christmas decorations in april. every day is christmas if you keep your decoratings up. and there's more. so you use the scratching post as a -- >> yes. >> disturbing on a whole new level. games everywhere. junk under the couch. nothing matches. the bar is frightening. we definitely have our work cut out for us. the hot mess express is on duty. let's go. i call in my pal design expert will taylor to help me flip this flop. >> everything feels like it's crammed into this. >> doesn't it? like a vortex. every blanket, every pillow, book, it's like a vortex of stuff. >> right. >> i leave to search for apartment goods as will takes on the design makeover. first, the paint. >> this is where the transformation really begins. good-bye, beige walls hello, gorgeous color. >> we'll spruce up an old table and boring door with pops of paint. >> top tip when using painter's tape is remove it while the
paint is still wet to get a clean finish. leather belts and white painted wood turn into shelves. >> cut off the buckle. nail the loop to the wall and slide in the plywood. voila. >> we're using this as a statement to pull together all the elements of the room. >> with busy patterns less is more. with the walls painted and the wallpaper up, it's time to fill the room. if they're "three's company," i'm their mrs. roper. for the final touches, let's do this. the bar is set. i know it is a place that will be used often. bookshelves are great for storage, and they can also be stylish at the same time. >> use the colored spines of books you already have to add color to shelves. >> will. go hey, lara. >> santa claus has come to town with pillows. filling this deep windowsill with pillows, we've created a whole new seating area. oh, my gosh. they're getting home any minute so we better go. their eyes are closed. are you ready? >> ready.
>> ready. >> one, two, three. look. >> oh, my god! this doesn't even look like our apartment. >> the room completely transformed. >> i love that. it's so cozy. >> and we have blinds. >> i love the color, the white and the blues. >> an upgraded bar and a fine place to dine. >> it's so pretty. >> we actually took a couch away and you have more seating now. >> i am blown away. ♪ we've been waiting for you ♪ we've been waiting for you >> we managed to find space for hers and hers and his stuff, another hot mess success. >> cheers. [ cheers and applause ] >> really, really inexpensive ways to reuse their things. that table they bought at a thrift shop. we just used painter's tape. i know you're a big fan of the painter's tape. my favorite is the using old belts. those are $5 apiece at thrift shop, cut off the buckle. hammer them to a wall. george, you got this. >> i do it all the time. >> and i love that paint color.
i would never think to put teal on the wall but it looked awesome. >> just brightens it up. with the wallpaper and brick, seems like it would be busy but actually really balanced the space. >> you know will well. how long will it stay like that? >> i'm encouraging him strongly. every day i'm like, is everything well behaved in there? i think they're really proud and feel like grown-ups. >> that new bar -- >> it is stocked and ready to go. all right, so will's book, not will my producer, i'm sure he will have a book but will who helped me with this, his book "dream decor" is being released on may 17th. so many inexpensive, fabulous ideas you can preorder now on amazon. coming up right now, how about some tunes. conrad sewell performing live on "gma."
i'm gonna getcha ♪ ♪ getcha getcha getcha ♪ one way or another ♪ ♪ i'm gonna see ya ♪ (inhales cigarette) welcome aboard my starship. ahoy, mateys! it's full of things i love... like me brave crew... and my fellow space adventures and free of things i don't. like aliens. just like eye patches. and when it's time to refuel, i eat chex cereal. it's full of stuff we pirates need. no artificial flavors, and it's gluten-free. excelsior! eat up, me hearties! keep it down! i'm exploring the galaxy. arrrr, that's not even a real spaceship. ♪ i think about love "rolling stone" calls conrad sewell pop's rising star, his debut album "all i know" is available now, and he's here to
perform his latest single, "remind me." [ applause ] ♪ ♪ please lay a little longer weight is on my shoulder holding me down ♪ ♪ some days it can't get much darker feel it more than ever when you're not around ♪ ♪ when i think about love you are right beside me ♪ ♪ i think about us and you will always find me ♪ ♪ when my heart is lost
i know that you'll guide me ♪ ♪ i think about all the little things that still remind me ♪ ♪ these days reflection's like a stranger ♪ ♪ you are so much braver braver than me ♪ ♪ oh save me save me from my demons ♪ ♪ teach me to defeat them and leave me at peace ♪ ♪ oh when i think about love you are right beside me ♪ ♪ i think about us you will always find me ♪ ♪ when my heart is lost i know that you'll guide me ♪ ♪ i think about all the little things that still remind me ♪ ♪ when i'm living like there's
nothing left to lose ♪ ♪ oh when i turn my back on everything i knew ♪ ♪ oh so when i settle for the silence in the room ♪ ♪ oh remind me remind me ♪ ♪ remind me remind me of you ♪ ♪ ooh so think about love love and you're right beside me ♪ ♪ i think about us us i know that you'll find me ♪ ♪ when my heart is lost i know that you'll guide me ♪ ♪ i think about all the little things that still remind me ♪ ♪ i think about all the little things that still remind me ♪ ♪ all my life
monday, just one day before the pivotal vote in new york, his home state, ted cruz comes live to "gma," facing you and all your tough questions, what will he say? the "gma" town hall from across the nation, monday only on "good morning america." ♪ i think about love "good morning america" is brought to you by carmax, the bright side of car buying. ♪ when i think about -- >> before you ask again, conrad sewell is the name. [ applause ] everyone, the entire crew, love the background dancers moving all like that, love it. >> have a great weekend, everyone.
good morning. it is 8:59. i'm reggie aqui with your abc7 morning news update. let's get a traffic update from sue hall. is it any better? >> no. well northbound 880, i'm assuming that is what you're talking about, northbound 880 is open. that is good news. for a time, two lanes closed due to the jackknifed big rig but still southbound over an hour delay. westbound at claw witter, a richmond span at richmond san rafael bridge. >> thank you, sue. lovely this morning. mid to upper 60s from the coast along the peninsula. the rest of us 70 to 76 degrees. the accuweather forecast, 70 at the coast tomorrow and 80s possible for the rest of us on sunday. reggie. >> time now for kelly and michael.
we'll be back at 11:00 f abc 7 midday news. our news continues now on our app and at >> it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, from the new film, "barbershop: the next cut," common. and film star turned broadway star saoirse ronan. plus, your opinion counts. get ready for a fun new way to express yourself. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by isney-abc domestic television] >> and now here are kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪