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good morning, america. attorney general jeff sessions in the hot seat facing a high-stakes senate hearing. questions about his secret meetings with the russians and his role in firing james comey. now the startling headline from one of trump's closest friends. he says the president is considering firing special counsel robert mueller, the man leading the russia investigation. breaking news, former nba star dennis rodman landing in north korea overnight during a period of high tension. his spokesperson saying he'll use his friendship with both trump and north korea's leader to, quote, open a door. how the state department is responding this morning. 30 tornadoes reported in the heartland. >> oh, no. >> this powerful twister leveling a house in seconds as a record-breaking heatwave scorches the country. new highs from the midwest to the northeast. some cities feel like 100
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degrees, forcing schools to close early to beat the heat. ♪ redemption for golden state. >> and golden again. the warriors, the new nba champs, getting revenge on the cleveland cavaliers and king james. mvp kevin durant, as steph curry connected for a huge night. and the big mystery, what did durant whisper in curry's ear with his daughter riley right there. now the mvp is sitting down with us right here on "gma." >> good morning, america. from your 2017 nba champion golden state warriors and finals mvp. and good morning, america. what a night, what a season for kevin durant and the golden state warriors, second title in three years. >> he was wearing the goggles
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because of the champagne all flowing in the locker room after. it was a true family celebration. that's the mvp's mom, enjoying the moment with her son. i love when she yanked on his goatee. of course, what about riley? yes, always stealing the show, dancing with daddy. >> you know, of course, the team was so excited, they were going crazy in the locker room. that's what the goggles are for as you said earlier. and the fans, they were celebrating as well as they should with a fireworks show outside oracle arena last night, and t.j. holmes was lucky enough to be there to witness it all. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: yeah, good morning to you guys. yes, talk about that champagne. well, you can still smell the champagne. this is the actual trophy they were celebrating with last night, and what a night it was. like you say, what a season. this is something that the bay area actually has been waiting 43 years to see. this is something that the golden state warriors have been waiting now two years to get
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back and this was also something that one player in particular has been waiting a lifetime for. he got it last night and he could not wait to celebrate with his momma. this finals victory was a family celebration for kevin durant, stephan curry and the golden state warriors who got their redemption and revenge against lebron james and the cleveland cavaliers. >> there it is. redemption for golden state. >> the warriors shut down any hope of a finals comeback this year and finished off the cavs in game five to win their second title in three years over cleveland. >> the warriors are nba champions again. >> reporter: durant and his first year with the warriors had 39 points and was named finals mvp. >> i told you when i was 8 years old. we did it. yeah. >> reporter: he was overcome with emotion before the final buzzer. >> how about kevin durant over here, emotional. >> reporter: in the end holding back tears, he gave credit to his mother who he calls the real mvp. >> look at me. you did it.
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>> reporter: spectacular plays were mixed with some bad blood in game five. >> all the way to the rim. >> reporter: with their backs against the wall the cavaliers didn't back down hoping for a repeat of last year's historic championship comeback. >> quickly and easily lebron james. >> reporter: but lebron this year just didn't have enough. >> curry, three, bam. >> i have reason to put my head down or look back on what i could have done better for the team. i left everything i had out on the floor every single game. >> reporter: the warriors capped off an historic playoff one losing only once and what's a nba celebration without a fan favorite. yep, riley curry. all right, yes, riley and his younger daughter ryan, i actually talked to stefan about his younger daughter. they were bouncing up and down and looked like he was going to drop her for a second but joked he had enough turnovers, i wasn't going to have another with my daughter. you'll hear more from kevin durant a little later when we talked about why that celebration with his mom over a championship wasn't the biggest
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one he's had with his mom in his career, guys. but what a night for the golden state warriors. back to you. >> we remember when he won the mvp that one year and how he talked about his mother and was so emotional talking about all that she means to him. >> only his mom can grab him by his face on national tv and say you did this, boy. you did this. we'll see more of your interview later on in the next half hour, t.j., so thank you for that. over to you, george. >> we move on to a high stakes day in our capitol. president trump escaping the heat, heading to wisconsin for a business roundtable on job training. it's part of what the white house calls workforce development week. more cameras focus on jeff sessions appearing to testify about the russia investigation. abc will air that as a special report this afternoon. and this morning, major questions about the man leading the investigation. is the president considering firing special counsel robert mueller. our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega has the latest on all that. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: hey, george, good morning to you. there are two different versions of this story here this morning.
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a close friend of president trump says he is considering firing robert mueller. but the white house says this friend did not meet with the president and that he does not speak for him. this morning, a bombshell from a longtime friend of president trump's, chris ruddy, newsmax's ceo and abc news contributor says the president is considering firing special counsel robert mueller, the man leading the investigation into possible ties between russia and the trump campaign. >> i think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel. i think he's weighing that option. i mean, robert mueller, there's some real conflicts. >> reporter: but the white house is pushing back. a senior white house aide tells abc news there are no private conversations happening about firing mueller. a spokeswoman says ruddy speaks for himself. today all eyes on what is expected to be yet another explosive hearing on capitol hill. the attorney general will publicly testify before the senate intelligence committee
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facing tough questions about his dealings with the russians during encounters like this, the russian ambassador at trump's first major foreign policy address at a d.c. hotel last april, jeff sessions there too. sessions recused himself from the russia investigation. but during his testimony last week, former fbi director james comey hinted there's more to it. >> we also were aware of facts that i can't discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a russia-related investigation problematic. >> reporter: sessions was right there in the white house monday for the president's first full cabinet meeting. >> you sent the exact right message and it's being responded -- the response is fabulous around the country. >> reporter: the cameras allowed in too and cabinet members taking turns to one by one lavish praise on their boss. >> mr. president, we thank you for the opportunity and the blessing that you've given us to serve your agenda. >> greatest privilege of my life is to serve as vice president to a president who's keeping his word to the american people. >> reporter: the president gave
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himself high marks too. >> i will say that never has there been a president, with few exceptions, case of fdr, he had a major depression to handle, who's passed more legislation, who's done more things than what we've done. >> reporter: we've never seen a cabinet meeting like that but a major question this morning, will sessions limit his testimony by invoking executive privilege. sean spicer told us it depends on the scope of the questions. the president, he is tweeting this morning on his favorite topic, take a look, saying the fake news media has never been so wrong or dirty. purposely incorrect stories and phony sources to meet their agenda of hate. sad. george, no indication of exactly which stories he is fired up about. >> seems like that was probably the story about the special counsel and chris ruddy is pushing back as well. he just sent me a text where he said sean spicer didn't deny my claim then he goes on to say memo to sean, focus your efforts
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on exposing the flim-flam russian allegations against the potus in highlighting his remarkable achievements. don't waste time trying to undermine one of your fuel allies. >> when jeff sessions goes before the senate intelligence committee this afternoon, these are some of the key questions he'll likely face. how many times did he meet with russians. did he purger himself in previous statements about his russia contacts? and why did he stay involved in the firing of james comey? and will he contradict comey's testimony which could set up another showdown. for more let's go to our congressional correspondent, mary bruce. she's in the room where that hearing will get under way. good morning, mary. >> good morning, robin. in just a few hours jeff sessions will be sitting right here. this is his first appearance before a senate panel since becoming attorney general and it is going to be a high-stakes spotlight for sessions but one he welcomed. he specifically offered to appear before this panel so this he could address these mounting questions about russia, and he wanted to do it here, in this room, in this panel before the american people. now, while he is eager to
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address these matters head on he could also decline to answer questions about those private conversations he had with the president and, robin, that is not likely to go over well in this room especially among democrats. >> we know in that room last week, comey faced some tough questions, and that's what's going to happen perhaps with jeff sessions today. who should we be looking for, the senators? >> robin, let's take a look. sessions is going to be appearing here before at least 15 senators of his former senate colleagues but that does not mean they will go easy on him. sessions is likely to be grilled here today. now, two people that we'll keep a close on, kamala harris, the freshman democrat from california. she's a former prosecutor and at last week's hearing with james comey she spent the bulk of her time focused on questions about sessions, possibly laying the groundwork for some of what we'll hear today. now, over on the other side, marco rubio, the republican from florida, look to see who are the fiercest defenders of the president. he was harsh on comey last week, defending the president. we'll see if he's going to be doing more of that here today. robin. >> we will see.
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mary, thank you. george. >> okay, thanks, i'm here with the former speaker of the house newt gingrich a sounding board for president trump. he's out with a new book "understanding trump." let's begin with robert mueller. you've been critical of mr. mueller as well. back in -- a couple weeks ago you said -- actually on friday you said republicans need to focus on closing down the independent counsel because it clearly isn't independent. you believe president trump should order -- >> i don't think trump should do anything to him, but i do think the congressional republicans ought to look into this. mueller's first four hires were all democrats. one of them had worked for the clinton foundation, one of them -- two cases deliberately hid evidence from the defense, one of which was repudiated by 9-0 by the supreme court. these are bad people. >> bad people? >> bad people. i mean, these are people who are going to be after trump. >> ken starr -- >> he did not hire a single republican in the first wave. >> i had ken starr the former independent counsel on the show yesterday.
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he said this is a fantastic team of complete professionals. >> well, ken starr and i live in two different universes then. when the first four people you hire all donated to the democrats and hillary, in one case, they were basically reprimanded by the supreme court for hiding evidence in a case which cost 85,000 people their jobs, i am very dubious about the team that mueller is -- >> you bring up this issue of political contributions back when ken starr was independent counsel he himself had given a lot of political contributions to republicans yet you and others supported that effort. >> that's right and i think we're in a different world and i think if you look at the intensity of where we are right now, whether it is somebody holding up the bleeding head of the president or a new york play showing the assassination of the president, we are in a period where if people think this is going to be a neutral, professional investigation, i think they're delusional. >> you yourself a couple weeks ago had a tweet where you said robert mueller is a superb choice to be special counsel and
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his reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity. the media should calm down. look at robert mueller, decorated marine in vietnam, appointed to senior positions by five presidents including ronald reagan and both bushes. >> and i began to change with comey with an amazingly arrogant statement pointed out that he had felt he had the right to leak to "the new york times" specific -- he said this in his words, specifically in order to get a special counsel. a special counsel happens to be his close friend. >> this was a decision by the president's own attorney general, deputy attorney general. >> deputy attorney general. >> deputy attorney general. >> which -- >> how is that called into question. >> which comey said he deliberately set out to force and the first four people mueller hires are all democrats. now, i understand that in the world of washington we have these fancy terms, this is part of why i wrote "understanding trump," because i think trump represents a different world. i think the establishment has been traumatized by trump's victory and i think things go on
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right now that are unthinkable. i'm operating -- doesn't seem to affect the news media. i'm operating in a world where someone can hold up the head of a bleeding president and -- asags sass nate the president in a play and go that's just politics. >> neither one of those is robert mueller. >> no, but they set the tone. 97% of the political contributions in the justice department went to hillary clinton. now, if i'm looking at a culture where 97% of the donations went to clinton, do i think maybe that culture might be biased. >> you're just saying -- if that's your point you're saying that anybody that's appointed by the justice department cannot investigate the president. >> comey appointed fitzpatrick back when comey was assistant attorney general and comey knew at the time that there was no crime involved and he knew who had leaked. obscure case except that case then let fitzpatrick for a year during the bush election cause trouble. i'm just telling you, here's what's going to happen. they're going to go out and not going to get trump. they'll annoy him but find some poor person exactly like scooter
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libby who -- >> if the president did nothing wrong, what does he have to worry about? >> that's my whole point. scooter libby did nothing wrong and ended up going to jail. he did nothing wrong, was not part of the case and the independent counsel was trying to flip him to get dick cheney. independent counsels are very dangerous. >> the book is called "understanding trump." thanks very much. i'll anchor our live coverage of jeff sessions' testimony starting at 2:30 eastern. you can get breaking news alerts on the testimony throughout the day by downloading the abc news app. that breaking news former nba star dennis rodman in north korea visiting amid high tensions. let's go to our chief global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, and, martha, we know rodman has met with the north korean dictator before. he says he's, what, going to try to open a door with this trip? how? >> reporter: yeah, robin, rodman has arrived in north korea but the bigger news this morning is that auto warmbier,
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the university of virginia student who has been held since january 2016 has been released by the north koreans. we don't know if the timing is just a coincidence with rodman's visit. rodman told reporters that attempting to get detainees released was not his purpose right now. secretary of state rex tillerson says warmbier's release was secured at the direction of president trump and that warmbier is on his way back to the u.s. to be reunited with his family in ohio. we saw him making a tearful confession for allegedly trying to steal a propaganda banner and sentenced to 15 years hard labor. this is the second detainee the trump administration has fought to get released. a young woman in egypt but this is very big news today robin. >> all right, martha, thank you. now amy has the morning's other top stories starting with a very difficult story.
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. >> a manhunt under way for two prisoners in georgia who escaped. police say the men escaped after killing two guards and witnesses say they fled down route 16 southeast of atlanta in a dark green honda. that search beginning for the two men and we will keep you posted. a suspect has been captured early this morning in connection with a killing of an arkansas police lieutenant, patrick weatherford was shot during an encounter with the suspect northeast of little rock on monday. weatherford, a 15-year veteran, leaves behind a young family. well, more than 1500 people have been arrested during protests against government corruption in russia. some chanting, putin is a thief. a top putin critic has been sentenced to 30 days behind bars. new images of alleged nsa leaker reality winner behind bars. the 25-year-old veteran and fitness instructor was caught on camera doing some yoga poses at the georgia jail where she is being held right now, pleaded not guilty to leaking a classified document on russian hacking.
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the white house has a new fashion trendsetter. 11-year-old barron trump has sparked a run on t-shirts at j. crew. the expert t-shirt he wore is now completely sold out. giving new meaning to the word expertise. >> barron is tall. >> yeah, he is tall, right. >> oh, boy. i need to get one of those t-shirts now. we're going to turn now to the weather, the wild weather. there are dozens of tornadoes reported across the plains and as that record heat here in the northeast and let's go to rob marciano, and, rob, is there more heat on the way? is that possible? >> it is. today will be another hot one. as a matter of fact, it's 78 degrees but humidity levels are high and feels like 80. check out the record temperatures yesterday. we're burning up the screen here in times square. 95 in d.c., 95 in providence, tied a record or broken in worcester, mass, 90 there. feels like 100 in many spots, chicago and heat advisories in effect for philadelphia and parts of the new york city metro area. cooling centers have been set up and some schools closing because of that severe weather yesterday. dozens of tornadoes reported.
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there were injuries and another one in cheyenne, why home, of more severe weather coming today. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist drew tuma with your accuweather forecast. tons of sunshine by the afternoon and really comfortable temperatures, 77 the high in san jose, 66 in san francisco, 69 in oakland, going 82 in antioch and 76 in e's ee's ee's ee's ee's 's
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every great why needs a great how. good morning to you. i'm natasha zouves from abc7 mornings. it is a great morning for the warriors and their fans. they held off the cavaliers 129-120 to win the second nba title in three years. kevin durant named finals mvp. the victory parade is set for 10:00 a.m. thursday in oakland. let's get to alexis smith with traffic now. >> hey. we have a problem in gilmore. a person struck on the tracks. vta is helping with bus service in the area. on top of that, we have the sig alert here in oakland, southbound 880 at 23rd. no change. still have a far right lane blocked and this crash here for over two hours. and a lot of sun glare out
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good morning. time now 7:26 a.m. a live look from the tam cam. tons of sunshine. nice sunny day well into the afternoon. current numbers, most spots in the 50s. 53 san francisco. a later this afternoon, warming up nicely. 69 oakland. 66 in san francisco. about 79 the high in santa rosa and concord and a warmest spot going to 80 degrees. natasha? >> thank you. next abc news legal analyst is weighing in on the bill cosby case. we'll have another update in 30 minutes and always on the free abc7 news app.
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with easy-access 3rd row. life's as big as you make it. welcome back to "gma" and that is last night's finals mvp kevin durant accepting his finals trophy holding it up there proud of himself and his team, the golden state warriors after they won the nba championship. >> yeah, then he went one-on-one with t.j. holmes and said, you see there, that he was praying for a champagne shower in the locker room for a long time. you can see he got his wish. we'll have a lot more of that interview with t.j. coming up and more on the celebration. >> thinking of that moment since he was a child, he said. >> good for him. a big day on capitol hill. jeff sessions preparing to testify about the russia investigation this afternoon. as president trump and his daughter ivanka head to milwaukee where he will lead a business round table on job training as part of what the white house says workforce development week. we are feeling the heat from the rockies to the northeast. temperatures soar into the 90s.
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for the third day in a row. schools in philadelphia, new jersey, connecticut closing early because of the forecast. bill cosby's fate in the hands of the jury after the defense rested their case calling just one witness before launching a dramatic closing argument. our linsey davis is outside the courthouse in pennsylvania. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, robin. dramatic, indeed. bill cosby's lead attorney is a master showman. during closing arguments he pounded the table and pointed his finger. he shouted, he whispered but will it all be enough to keep bill cosby out of prison? the jury deliberated for four hours last night, so far they've asked two question, both of them prosecution friendly. this morning, bill cosby's fate is in the hands of a jury. the comedian opted not to take the witness stand in his own defense, the defense called only one witness to testify, a police detective before quickly resting its case after just six minutes. >> mrs. cosby, what would you like people to know about your
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husband? >> reporter: monday morning camille cosby, the wife of the man once revered appeared showing the same calm demeanor as when she escorted him in head up with a demure smile. >> she came here holding his hand. you got to see her. it wasn't a show. it was real. it was real love. 53 years that they have been together and she was here to show that i'm not going to stand for this, i stand by my husband. >> reporter: mrs. cosby sat in the front row showing no emotion while the defense gave a blustery closing argument painting her husband as an adulterer but not a criminal. at one point her husband's lawyer gestured at mrs. cosby shouting she deserved better. across the courtroom, andrea constand set composed and calm. she's the woman at the heart of this trial who accuses cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2004. then the prosecutor told jurors,
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cosby's own words incriminate him referring to a deposition from 2005 where he admitted to obtaining quaaludes prior to sexual encounters with women. the d.a. attempted to explain away any inconsistencies in constand's statements saying she spent more time trying to forget what happened rather than trying to remember. deliberations continue this morning. the jury is now asking to see excerpts from cosby's 2005 deposition. if convicted he would have to register as a sex offender and the d.a.'s office is already saying they would ask for him to be put behind bars immediately even prior to sentencing. >> linsey, thank you. we bring in veteran trial lawyer mark geragos, always good to spend time with you and get your perspective. you've been involved in a lot of cases like this. when do you expect we will hear back from the jury and what do you expect that we'll hear? >> well, i would think already that the questions that they're
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asking and the fact they've been out for more than four hours indicates that at least there is a split or that they're going through the evidence in a very deliberative manner. generally in a case where the defense does not put on a defense and in effect that's what happened here, they basically tried the case within the prosecution's case. so it used to be a saying it's a rare case that gets better for the defense after the prosecution rests. this case is exactly that. you can already see that the jurors are talking about what did he say? and that's almost always the case in a criminal case. it doesn't matter what the prosecution's case is. they always want to know what did the defendant say. >> a hung jury? a possibility here? >> i think it's entirely -- yeah, i think it's entirely possible there is a hung jury here. i think given the age of the accusations, given the political overtones of the filing of the case which i think everybody is aware of and the makeup and the
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composition of the jury, i think that if you were to do a bell curve of results here that the great majority would fall within the idea that there could be a hung jury which is just as legitimate as a guilty or a not guilty. i mean, there's nothing that -- i suppose it's unsatisfying to people but a hung jury is just as legitimate. >> you mentioned the defense's strategy. only calling one witness, lasting six minutes. not putting cosby on the stand. you agree with that? >> yes, absolutely. i didn't think that -- i know there was speculation last week he would be put on the stand. i didn't think there was any chance they would put him on the stand. once you have that deposition, once that was entered into evidence, there was no chance that any real trial lawyer was going to put the client on the stand at that point because that's just going to -- it's going to -- it can only be downside. there's no reward in that situation, especially somebody at his age and given that the amount of time and all of the
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problems that could be brought up by a cross-examination of him and potentially leading to other accuse rebuttal evidence so there was no chance he was ever going to take the stand in this case. >> yeah, a lot of people felt that way, mark, always good to get your perspective. thanks so much. we'll see what happens. >> good to see you, robin. >> take care. coming up in two minutes outrage growing over megyn kelly's interview with alex jones. the huge backlash this morning. jones. the huge backlash this morning.
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interview. this morning, megyn kelly facing a wave of fury over an upcoming interview with popular far right radio show host and conspiracy theorist alex jones. >> the whole thing is a black hole of lies. >> reporter: families of some of the victims of the 2012 sandy hook shooting outraged the nbc journalist is providing a platform for jones who in the past has called the sandy hook massacre a hoax. >> sandy hook is a synthetic completely fake with actors in my view manufactured. >> well, sandy hook is complex because i've had debates where devil's advocate said it's true and debates where i said that none of it is true. >> when you say parents faked their children's death, people get very angry. >> well, they don't get angry about the sanctions or -- >> that's a dodge.
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>> it's not a dodge. >> reporter: cristina hassinger whose mom was killed in the shooting tweeting, this piece of actual garbage encourages people to call my mom's death a hoax and harass other sandy hook families. shame on you. megyn kelly. nelba marquez-greene tweeting photos. here you go, megyn kelly. her name is ana grace marquez. say her name, stare at it. and tell me it's worth. on sunday in response to critics, kelly tweeted president trump has given the website a press credential saying many don't know him and her job is to shine a light. >> they said over the phone we don't want to go there. we might just briefly ask you about it. >> reporter: jones responding to the controversy overnight apologizing for trusting kelly saying he was deceived. his words twitted. he's also calling for the interview which is slated to run on father's day to be shelved. >> in the interest of the families of sandy hook, i agree with them.
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that this piece not air because it misrepresents what i stand for and what i've said and uses me as a sock puppet out of context with edited video to hurt people's feelings and drive a wedge in this country. >> alex jones has long backed off his theory sandy hook was a hoax and reached out to him as well as megyn kelly and nbc and have not received any comments but kelly's executive producer tells cnn, quote, as journalists it is our job to interview news makers no matter how important their view may be. >> what other backlash. >> one advertiser pulled out, j.b. morgan chase pulled out of all local tv ads and she was supposed to emcee an event tomorrow in washington, you guys, for sandy hook promise, an advocacy group for gun violence and no longer will be hosting and asking she not air this interview as well. >> let's talk to dan abrams, more about this. you run the media websites and going to put on your news analyst hat and you saw alex jones say megyn kelly is using
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him. are they using each other? >> sure, but i don't think this is a close call. i mean what alex jones says is often reprehensible. sometimes it's crazy. he's also incredibly influential. he has a lot of followers and the president of the united states himself has cited him favorably talked about how much he supports alex jones. the notion that the answer to that is to ignore him is absurd. i mean, what journalists do every day is to take someone like that who is influential and who is controversial and to ask hard questions. we haven't even seen the interview yet. if she does a softball interview let's criticize her but until then the notion that nbc shouldn't even put him on the air, i've interviewed murderers before, so has every major network and we don't get this kind of backlash. >> the question comes down to how influential is he and how important is he. she was using the exact opposite saying most people don't know
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him. is it right to give someone like that a platform even if you are questioning -- >> but the key is you have to expose people like this. you have to challenge them. i think he is a big enough deal. i mean, look, the fact that we're talking about it and so many people are talking about it, why? because i guess he's a big enough deal. he is influential enough that i think that people -- >> talking about it because it's going on the show. >> yeah, but the point is that he is -- he is influential. is it a small group comparatively? yes, but what he says ends up mattering to a lot of people and i think it's really important that megyn kelly ask very tough questions of him. try to point out inconsistencies, highlight some of the flaws in what he says and say to him, hey, what are you doing a lot of the time and let's wait and see if she does that. >> it's clear that alex jones think's she's done which is clear -- >> alex jones is loving the attention for this so now he's -- this falls right into his theory that all the media is
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corrupt. he knew it was going to be edited when he did it. of course, it was going to be edited. >> dan abrams, paula faris, thanks very much. michael. thank you, george. coming up in two minutes we're going one-on-one with mvp kevin durant after his huge win last night. and we'll hear what he's saying about the moment with his mom and the trophy he's wanted since he was 10 years old. he was 10 years old. summer took a hit this morning when frankie popped the alligator floaty. plus, the snacks and drinks are gone, people. and one of us used up all the sunscreen! i wonder who... . we're gonna need some reinforcements...quick. copy that. walgreens makes it easy when summer needs a little help. your summer base camp is just around the corner so you can get in, out and back to those summer shenanigans. . .
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ask your healthcare provider for the simple blood test. it's the only way to know for sure. we are back now with nba finals mvp kevin durant who went one-on-one with t.j. after golden state's huge win last night. good morning, t.j. what's up? >> reporter: yeah, stra, let me clarify. when you say go one-on-one, that's daunting when you think about doing that on the court with kevin durant. he lit up the cavaliers in the series. in five games scored 38, 33, 31, 35 and last night 39 points and last night he got the moment he's been waiting for since he was a kid. when he came out to talk to me he was carrying a new piece of hardware. you're going to carry that thing around. >> man.
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>> ain't going to sit it down. >> it smells like champagne. >> i've been praying for a champagne shower in the locker room for a long time. experience is next level. >> how long have you been waiting for this? think back. how long? >> since i was 10, 11 years old, man, and first watching the finals as a kid and seeing how important it is to basketball, you know what i'm saying. i achieved a lot of individual success in this league and -- but this is a team sport. i'm not playing golf. i'm not playing tennis, you know, this is a team sport and i just try to do my best for the team. >> have you ever had a moment in your career that you shared with your mom like the moment you shared with your mom? >> i've shared so many moments with my mom that a lot don't realize that are way more important than basketball but to win, you know, to do something i love to do and she knows i love it so much and she knows how much i come home at night and stress and how happy i am when i
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play the game and there's so many different emotions she sees in me as my mom. you mom can sense anything but to experience this with her and she knows how important it is to me, you know, it's something we'll talk about for the rest of our lives. >> so much of the debate about whether or not you are now -- should be considered the best player in the world. >> that's -- >> no, not at all. i know who i am and what i can bring to the table as a basketball player. that's all that matters. i'm going to enjoy this championship with my team. it's not about me. it's about the group. it's about the golden state warriors. >> what's the conversation that you and lebron having on the court? >> that's the -- me and lebron became friends but when you become friends you become even bigger competitors and you compete against each other on another level. he appreciates what i bring, i appreciate what he brings to the table. >> what are y'all saying to each other?
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>> it's nothing serious. >> what are you saying? >> i told him we're tied 1-1 in the finals after the game. he beat me in 2012. i beat him in 2017 and he said, let's do it again and we'll see what happens next season but for right now, i got the leg up this year so i'll ride this wave for awhile. get back to work when i'm ready. >> congratulations. >> thank you. thank you. >> i don't know if you can tell but kevin durant was shaking when he came out to talk to me. i said, is that nerves? still on edge? he said, no, man, i'm drenched in champagne. i'm cold right now. another moment that a lot of people were talking about last night, he whispered and leaned over and whispered something close in steph curry's ear and everybody has talking about this moment and steph curry just cracked up laughing. now, we don't know for sure what he said but what would you all guess he could have possibly said to stephen curry that caused that reaction? >> i -- >> i have no idea.
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>> i have no -- >> tell us. >> do you know? >> do you know, t.j. >> we don't know for sure. i'm guessing he said you know t.j. will have to buy a place in the bay area because we'll be back every year for the next five years. they are that good, guys and we'll probably be back again. a lot of people think, yes, we will be right back here. >> they'll enjoy this one first. just enjoy this. >> he wasn't concerned about being the best player in the league but he is part of the best team in the league. congratulations to the golden state warriors and thanks for covering that. >> you're the best. >> you're the best and safe flight back home. >> you can take him on one-on-one. >> no, he n't. and when we come back we'll talk with "bachelor" host chris harrison about what went on with "bachelor in paradise," that scandal and ginger takes us inside the late carrie fisher's home and the "star wars" director's chair and so much more ahead. come on back. come on back.
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good morning to you. i'm natasha zouves from abc7 mornings. let's get over to meteorologist drew tuma. hey, drew. >> good morning, natasha. live look from the walnut creek cam, soaked in sunshine this tuesday morning. temperature-wise, most spots rising to mid and upper 50s at this hour. highs today very comfortable, 66 in san francisco. 69 in oakland. up to 77 san jose. 80 in fairfield. and 79 and sunny in santa rosa. >> all right. taking a look at the roads, significant problem with cal tran out of the gilroy area. there's bus service, as well. here's drive times. westbound 580, 9 minutes. heavier westbound 92 at 27 and 23 minutes westbound 84 across dumb barton bridge. >> thank you. a look inside the home of
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the late carrie fisher. another abc7 news update in 30 minutes. remember, you can join the whole team every weekday morning 4:30 to 7:00 a.m.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. the attorney general in the hot seat this morning for a high stakes senate hearing, facing questions about his role in firing james comey. as a long time friend of the president says trump is considering whether to fire robert mueller, the man who is in charge of the russia investigation. trouble in paradise. a bachelor scandal, shocking allegations of misconduct on the set of the summer reality show. shooting now suspended. all the contestants sent home. an investigation now under way. host chris harrison speaks out this morning. ♪ what incredible treasures exist right inside princess leia's home. the amazing "star wars" prize possessions that only she could have. we'll take you live inside this morning. ♪ let it go new this morning your first
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look at "frozen's" next chapter, olaf, anna, elsa, the debut of the trailer right here. and martha and snoop. you've got a front row seat to their dinner party and they're saying -- >> both: good morning, america. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] good morning, america. happy tuesday. very happy tuesday for my girls. they texted me, last tuesday of the school year. >> exciting. >> are you prepared? are you and ali prepared? >> we are ready. >> we're ready because we have a very special guest ahead. we'll give you the first ever live tour of carrie fisher's home. >> yeah. going to be -- there's a picture right there. intimate look at the life of the woman known as princess leia. ginger is in beverly hills with the actress' very own c3po. >> she had an incredible collection and lived on the same property as her mom, so it's really -- you're getting a look into hollywood history.
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>> they had one of the largest collections of memorabilia in hollywood. >> ginger is doing that. >> then we have other stuff to talk about but i know -- >> amy has to do the morning rundown. >> more on the breaking news from north korea. kym jong-un's regime released ott to warmbier. secretary of state rex tillerson says warmbier is headed back to the u.s. and says that release was secured under the direction of president trump. no official word yet on warmbier's condition and this all comes as former basketball star dennis rodman pays a return visit to north korea. earlier today he said he is trying to quote, open a door but did not plan to discuss the americans detained by the regime. three others are still being
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held. senior white house aides are denying a claim, that was made by the president's long time friend chris rudddy. former white house speaker newt gingrich claimed he is incapable of being impartial because of the staffers and their donations to democrats. gingrich said he does not think trump should fire him. today jeff session is being grilled about his meetings with the russians which he failed to disclose and any role he played in the firing of james comey. many will be watching to see if he will claim executive privilege. our live coverage of the hearingby kbins at 11:30 pacific time. authorities are searching for the prisoners are who escaped from a bus and killed two guards. they were serving sentences for armed robbery and other crimes. they may have escaped in a green honda. surveillance video has been played in court for the first time in the penn state hazing case.
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18 former from earnty brothers face charges after timothy piazza died after a night of drinking. the students poured beer and sat on him. the detectives said he looked like a corpse but the brothers still delayed calling 911. at least 30 tornados reported in the northern plains, most in wyoming. more strong storms expected today. that's in the central plains. and finally the emojis we used to communicate on our phones depend on the state we live in. a study finds the smiley face with hearts in it is tied for the most popular emoji, popular in the midwest, maybe the sign of that region's optimism. the thumbs up is the other popular choice. if you want to go state by state, florida tends to use loudly crying face the most and then the fire emoji is number one in texas where it gets hot that. i'm kind of interested in
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bronze b medallist. can you guess what that is? >> we have been asked to guess a lot this morning. you do it. what is it? >> the poop emoji. >> i knew it. >> happy tuesday. >> we had to ask. >> i was afraid to say that. i had an idea. i just didn't want to say it. >> you were thinking it, weren't you? >> i didn't want to say it. >> that is amy. >> we always have the big smile emoji when it's "pop news" time. >> "pop news." [ applause ] a lot going on today. good morning, everybody. great job here and good morning to you. time now for "pop news" and "forbes" released its list of highest paid entertainers and of course beyonce is right up there, number two, making $105 million last year alone. j.k. rowling number three, $95 million. neither one of those is a big surprise. but the number one spot might be hard to guess. >> don't make us guess. >> i'm not making you. i'm just going to tell you. how about sean p. diddy combs. i'll tell you what, the
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endurance of his career, he was on the cover of the very first list two decades ago and there he is back in the top spot, earning $130 million last year alone. >> that reunion tour. >> his "bad boy family reunion" tour and deal with the vodka company. >> i don't know anything about it. i know nothing. >> what is this vodka you speak of. and then also he sold half of his clothing line, sean john, for $70 million. congratulations to our friend p. diddy. [ applause ] p. money. new name. >> how much are you going to sell your clothing line for? hey. >> let's move on. >> that's rare. also in "pop news" this morning, for years people have speculated if oprah winfrey would run for the highest office in the land and give our country a real aha moment. well, finally she's making it crystal clear, in a new interview with "the hollywood
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reporter" she says she is living her best life exactly where she is right now. when asked if she thought if she could pull off a victory over trump if he sought a second term, winfrey said she didn't know the answer to that, nor did she need to because, quote, i will never run for public office. that is a pretty definitive thing, end quote. done. you can hear the whole interview which covers a wide range of topics on "the hollywood reporter" award shattering podcast. a great conversation. she says she has not been out without being noticed or spotted since 1991. she said that everywhere -- not saying in a braggadocious way, just saying that's the way it goes. and so many really great revelations. we just love our oprah, so check that out. >> i can remember the first time she was on "the johnny carson show." that tells you how long ago it was. and i remember watching and seeing this woman, this beautiful dynamic black woman on that show and just thinking, anything was possible and that's what she's been doing.
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>> now we know one thing that's not possible. >> broke right through. >> one thing not possible. president. no go on that one. >> can you imagine the speech it she was president? and you save on taxes and you save on taxes. >> i teed you up, baby. >> that's a good one. [ applause ] and then a quickie, we saw in this morning. my producer thought this was funny. waco texas police get a 9/11 call and respond to a local mcdonald's and they were not loving it at all when they heard what the problem was. a woman refusing to move her car demanding free chicken nuggets because she felt she had waited too long for her order. one of the officers writing on facebook, yes, we tied up two officers on this call. no, she did not get free chicken nuggets. and that, everybody, is something -- please, we ask you, don't do that. we're lovin' it. that's "pop news." [ applause ] >> all right, thank you, lara. everybody, coming up we'll hear what chris harrison is now saying about that "bachelor in
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we are back now with those shocking allegations about sexual misconduct on "bachelor in paradise." production has been stopped, and abc's mara schiavocampo has the story. >> reporter: this morning, trouble in paradise. production on "bachelor in paradise" suspended indefinitely after an allegation of sexual misconduct. contestant demario jackson and a fellow contestant, reportedly engaging in a sex act, both intoxicated and now concerns that the female contestant was allegedly too drunk to consent. >> word among the cast is that the woman involved in the situation did seem severely intoxicated and they did raise eyebrows as to whether or not someone should step in. >> reporter: the alleged incident reportedly taking place on the very first day of shooting for the reality show.
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the spin-off of "the bachelor" and "the bachelorette" where former contestants are isolated in mexico looking for love. they had reportedly been drinking all day when jackson and a female contestant began an encounter in the pool but she was allegedly so drunk she didn't remember any of it the following day, and after watching the footage, a producer on the show was so disturbed, they filed an official complaint. in a statement, warner brothers saying, we have become aware of allegations of misconduct. we are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations. >> this is going to raise a lot of questions internally about whether or not "bachelor in paradise" can continue not just for the summer but ever. >> reporter: sunday, jackson seeming to address the current controversy on twitter. after a user tweeted we need answers jackson responding simply, alt facts. the female contestant reportedly in touch with jackson. the two said to be on good terms. in an exclusive statement to abc news overnight, host chris harrison saying the safety and
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care of the cast and crew of our show is of the utmost importance to us. it is with this thought in mind that we made the decision to suspend filming. now, as for the future of the show, in his statement harrison adds it is my sincere hope we can come to a quick resolution on this and get back to work very soon. abc news did reach out to jackson and the female contestant for comment but did not get a response. real questions about the future of the series. >> i can understand why there would be questions about that right you. all right, mara. thank you. when we come back we'll take you live inside the home of "star wars" princess leia, carrie fisher, for the first time. you can see that only right here on "gma." "gma." lfer. i'm karen, i'm a teacher. my psoriatic arthritis caused joint pain. just like my moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. and i was worried about joint damage. my doctor said joint pain from ra can be a sign of existing joint damage
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we got folks from new york city. a lot of folks not only from texas and louisiana who said this heat is nothing. i had to come inside just to cool off. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist drew tuma with your accuweather forecast. tons of sunshine by the afternoon and really comfortable temperatures, 77 the high in san jose, 66 in san francisco, 69 in oakland, going 82 in antioch and 76 in e's the accuweather seveny
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forecast. over the weekend it's down right hot, triple digits inland even around the ba now to our exclusive live look inside the home of the late carrie fisher full of amazing "star wars" collectibles and memorabilia. some of those items are about to hit the auction block and ginger looking like a movie star herself is there outside the home. good morning, ginger. >> good morning to you, robin and thank you. yes, i'm standing on carrie fisher's porch. our cameras are about to give you a live exclusive look into really not just the home but the mind of the late and brilliant carrie fisher. this is her brother todd fisher and joining us on the tour will be joe maddalena, the ceo of the auction house of profiles in history, and you guys, before we get to the tour that has so many amazing things, check out a little history. >> may the force be with you. >> reporter: princess leia in
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the movies lived in a galaxy far, far away but on earth carrie fisher called this beverly hills hacienda style estate her home. >> my house, i love it. it's like scavenger hunting. >> reporter: fans caught an intimate glimpse during the 2017 hbo documentary "bright lights." >> this is the bathroom. it has, as a lot of bathrooms should, a player piano in it. >> reporter: her house even once occupied by another silver screen legend. >> this is bette davis when she lived here. >> oh, there she is. >> reporter: for 16 years america's sweetheart "singing in the rain" star and fisher's mother debbie reynolds lived next door. >> mommy, i'm home. >> reporter: now the late mother/daughter duo's items are hitting the auction block inclo inclouding memorabilia from "star wars." oh, and, todd and joe, we are so grateful to have been invited into this home.
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it is so special to be here. eclectic doesn't describe it. >> not at all. >> reporter: can we start -- we're in the living area and loved to have people over and loved these paintings. >> she collected what she called ugly children. so on the right we have richard dreyfuss, you know, it's pretty obvious. kevin spacey on the top, you know, and over here of course we have ross perot and shia laboeuf down here. debbie and i bought this for carrie but were not able to give it to her because she never made it home for christmas. we're asking you guys, if carrie were here, she would name that child. >> we want you to name it. tweet us @gma. and tell us what you would name it. >> we want to know. >> you were telling me this chair is special for many reason but can i sit in it? >> absolutely. you're the only one besides carrie that sat in it. >> it's her director's chair from "return of the jedi." day after day she'd sit there and scripts and do her side, her notes. >> not just in film but so
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special in life and i think seeing the christmas tree, this was a year-round thing. >> many years ago there was a silent film star by the name of harold lloyd and my mom used to take it over to his house and he had this giant christmas tree living in his living room and when carrie and i were little kids, he said why can't we have christmas all year round. >> you should have. >> you should and so that's what happened and so consequently it affected carrie psychologically and now we have a christmas tree year-round. >> so many rooms to see. todd, you lead us. >> well, the whole house is filled with her life. kind of like being inside her head. here's her yoda and we all have to rub yoda's head. you see how the spot's kind of worn there. everybody touches it. this came from our house in greenway where carrie and i grew up but the whole house has fireplaces in each room. that was the tradition of carrie too to have the fireplaces going. not very ecologically friendly. but she loved it. >> it is so alive. >> but all of this stuff literally ranges from our childhood right up to her last trip to england and we constantly have more stuff to
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show. >> this is how she left it. not much has changed. this room is special. this is her office. >> yeah, this is her writing room, her creative room. although she did go around the house. she spent a lot of time in here and this was her assistant would stay at this desk and the house is also filled with gifts from her fans. a lot of -- she didn't buy "star wars" stuff. she -- she lived it. >> this is a great thing. a picture of carrie on the set of "empire" being carried by two stormtroopers and harrison ford but it gives you the idea of the context that "star wars" was kind of like this fun ride and she was part of it. she was princess leia. but i think -- >> never been seen before. >> never been seen before and this is in the auction, lots of these? >> let's move on. i know the gold bikini is there a very famous painting. >> these are -- when we were kids these were in our palm springs house, cucina dolls and everywhere you go there's a piece of memory and a life. >> well beyond just what we know
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her as. >> and speaking of memories and life, james blunt, the songwriter lived here for a time and carrie inspired him and back and forth and he wrote "you're beautiful" on this piano that was in her bathroom. >> oh my goodness. and that's the thing, the pieces moved throughout time but this picture real quickly. >> evolution. >> i took this picture of her and paul simon. it wasn't here for decades but for some reason it came out. maybe she was feeling good about him. her dog. just a lot of stuff. now we're heading into her bedroom which also has another sitting area, writing area. >> she would hold court and loved having people in her bedroom within her home. >> inside her mind. the cool thing about this is you're seeing who she was as a person. and the "star wars" things. the great lego. >> this was one of her favorite pieces too which is -- was the pez dispenser she talked about it. her daughter could pull her head back and pull a pez out of her neck but also it reminds us that george lucas owned her likeness
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and when i looked in the mirror, she said, i had to give him a couple of bucks. every time i looked at myself. we all remember when r2-d2 came out and this is something a fan made. so everything you can imagine is in the house. >> at the auction. >> many of these things in september will be at the auction. we are so grateful to have this opportunity to come into this home and now you all have been here. we're going to have a lot more on social media and guess what, tomorrow, we go to debbie reynolds' home, your mom. so much more to come. but please, stay here with us toht here on "gma." debbie reynolds' home, your mom. so much more to come. but please, stay here with us right here on "gma."
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good morning. 8:27. i'm reggie aqui. alexis smith, how does traffic look? >> plenty of hot spots this morning. i have one bit of good news to pass along here. this long-term blocking crash, a sig alert for nearly three hours. maybe over three hours at this point. southbound 880 at 23rd with the thumb's up here and got the all clear. all lanes back open and heavy traffic in both directions and also still quite
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accuweather live look from the explore camera. sunny afternoon. spots like 57 and 56 in san francisco. 57 san jose and brentwood. 62 degrees. so here's the highs today. lots of sunshine. 77 san jose. 69 in oakland. 66 in san francisco. about 80 in concord and napa up to 76 degrees. reggie? >> thank you, drew. we'll have another update in 30 minutes and always on the news app. we hope you join us every morning weekday morning 4:30 to
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7:00. the news continues right now. ♪ 24 karat magic in the air welcome back to "gma," everybody. we have a great audience. thank you guys for coming in. we appreciate it. we even have a family reunion back there. >> from mississippi. mrs. >> more members to this family reunion coming out right now. two great guests we bring to the table, the very talented and funny actresses stars in the new movie "rough night," please welcome kate mckinnon and jillian bell. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> mwah. how are you? >> how are you? >> george. [ applause ] >> all keep hugging the whole segment. >> a lot of love to go around this table. >> wow. >> skipping out there. >> yeah. >> you know, welcome. welcome. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> for having us. >> each time you talk -- >> but what a cast for this movie. i mean you two, of course, scarlett johansson, zoe kravitz and i hear with that there was a lot of singing on the set. >> there was a lot of singing which the crew did not enjoy. >> why is that? >> because it was constant. it did not stop. >> it was high pitched and constant and, yeah, we would just -- i would turn to jillian and go -- ♪
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and that was on loop all day. >> we didn't stop. >> oh, we rift. . >> you have a musical background and play several instrument, kate. >> i do. i don't sing as good as jillian sings but -- >> that's the biggest lie you've ever told on "good morning america." >> beautiful voice, she sings in the film actually. >> jillian and i decided backstage that we would at some point just go, ha, ha. and we messengered to work it in. >> it's, again, brilliant. it's funny. it makes us laugh. >> thank you so much. >> and i love the whole premise of it because we all have friends. we get together after some time, but we're going to play a little clip and the characters, you guys didn't really hit it off at first. >> not at first. >> let's take a look.
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>> you're all jess' best friends, i am jess' best friend so we're already best friends. >> i'm sorry to interrupt but jess were freshman year roommays so it's kind of like family. >> i'm going to grab a chair. feel free to jell. >> i'm famished. [ applause ] >> that was us. >> i know you're from long island. fellow long islander. talk to us about the australian accent. how did you perfect that? >> through a series of demanding physical exercises, i was able to transform my gullet into an australian gullet. no, i listened to a bunch of podcast and would walk around the streets of new york with headphones on going, hello, hello. and people walking by me must have been very confused because
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i was just talking to myself in an australian accent. >> kate mckinnon said hello to me today in a very odd way. >> a lot of physical comedy too. but some kind of encounter with a planter. >> hh-oh. >> oh, it was bigger than a planter, mr. s. it was a big pit of brambles that i rolled into and -- >> but so slowly. we thought it was a joke and then we're like kate is seriously hurt. she's also like -- and she's laughing. >> you're laughing. >> and you are such a hero and she rescued me like a fire woman and just pulled out -- then all the girls just gathered. >> just all day. >> and picked little brambles out of my skin. it was very, you know, summer camp 1992. i loved it. >> little picking party. and, jillian, you led a dance
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routine in a movie. >> did she ever. >> to show here on "gma" but what is your go to move? >> oh, my go to move is a step touch. it's just a quiet little side-to-side step touch. >> i like that. >> keep it simple. no one asked me to dance. >> if you see the dance in in movie you're going to just rewind. rewind, rewind. keep watching. >> that was the scariest thing i've ever done in a movie. >> why? >> i'm not a natural dancer. i don't have rhythm, so that was terrifying. at one point my friend was helping me with the dance and she goes, actually just skip that move because your body is not doing it. [ laughter ] but it worked out. >> honey, you did it. you did it great. >> thank you. >> yeah. >> thanks. >> we were all loving your "snl"
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characters and wondering if you had a bachelorette party which characters would you invite? >> you know what, that's interesting. that is a fun question. you know, i play a character who is like a chainsmoker who call gets abducted by aliens. >> oh, i love that. >> my favorite. [ cheers and applause ] >> this is a nice audience. this is a really good audience. >> i love that character. >> i think she would -- >> oh, man, she'd be great at a party. >> just sit with her legs -- i can't do it right now because i'm in a dress. i i'm in a short dress. >> every time you play her whoever you're with in the scene bursts out laughing. they cannot keep it together. >> you know, it's a fun show. we have a good time. >> but i tell you what we love having you both here. you're both so fun yourselves and i think you got rhythm. that two-step is hard. >> you got it see the dance. she's incredible. >> if you want to laugh, the best medicine, we talked about
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that yesterday go out and see "rough night" it hits theaters on friday starring these two. >> oh, my gosh. >> kate mckinnon. and when we come back we'll take you behind the scenes of tv's odd couple. martha stewart and snoop dogg.
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back now with martha stewart and snoop dogg. bringing their very different worlds together on tv's most unusual cooking show called martha and snoop's potluck dinner party." >> reporter: they're back for season two because it works. >> i'll start throwing dishes unless we get going. >> yeah. >> backstage. >> did we find lobsters. >> reporter: cameras, controlled chaos. i thought it was hamburgers. >> it is. that is for the [ bleep ] burger. >> for the who -- >> [ bleep ] burger. the most expensive hamburger. >> you thought she made that up. >> reporter: because it's so expensive. you see where the show is going. >> what you putting together. >> snoop's uncle rio is here, his culinary inspiration. >> you're double dipping, snoop. the formula involves good food and guests. today rupaul. >> it's always interesting to see people from different worlds
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come together and meet in the middle. >> had is the weirdest group of people ever on a stage together in they've aligned their frequency and i think that's a lesson for everyone in the world today. >> snoop, look at this. >> martha, let me try that again. >> they actually are really friends. i won't put a different chef in or a different rapper in. this is the new formula, it's not like that. >> he wants green brownies. greenish brownies. >> the greener the better. >> it's the country code for the check republic. >> 20, baby. >> roasts together, now this. >> who was the worst guest? >> i would say your friend from atlanta. >> oh, wow. rick ross. >> you talk a lot but you don't do. if you don't do -- i'm not interested. >> which ones you want? >> he has a crush, celebrity crush on martha. yeah. >> we like him, though, he's
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very talented. >> cheers. >> it does sometimes gets a little boozy. >> we have different ways to cope with our alcoholic intake, right? >> uh-huh. okay. >> all right. i have a nap. he has something else. >> yeah. >> reporter: for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, snoop and martha. >> you can see martha and snoop's potluck dinner party when it returns on july 16.th. outside to rob. >> look at this crowd. a lot of folks from florida, north carolina. they can take this heat. not a problem. we have something special for you this morning. the debut, the word debut of the trailer for the next chapter in the "frozen" story, "olaf's frozen adventure," it's a 21-minute disney holiday featurette you can see in theaters november 22nd along with the new disney pixar move "cocoa." have a look. >> let the holidays begin.
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>> do we have any traditions, elsa? >> i'm sorry, anna. it's my fault we don't have a family tradition. >> we're going by the best tradition that elsa and anna have ever seen. are you with me? ow. we're going door to door looking for family traditions. >> we make candy canes together. >> mm-mm. sugar. you cut down a tree and then you dress its corpse with candles. i love it. breaking and entering. okay, on christmas. ♪ ooh. look another reindeer. hi. wow, we're making really good time. ♪ ♪ we're together it's a -- >> let's go find a tradition. ♪ when we're together >> nothing like taking your
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clothes off once in a while. you know what i mean. ♪ ♪ it's fruitcake. >> whoa, gross. >> that went right through me. ♪ and when we're together it's my favorite time ♪ ♪ of year [ applause ] >> oh, do we have some "frozen" fans out here. elsa or anna. who is your favorite. >> elsa. >> elsa or anna. >> anna. >> anybody for olaf? all right, sunny today. 60s and 70s. warmest spots. going into the 80s. accuweather 7-day forecast numbers rise. intense heat friday and into the weekend.ololol >> got another olaf fan out here. olaf will be doing some melting. that's for sure. michael, back inside to you. >> we are here with bethany
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mota, a social media media superstar with 25 million followers and more than a billion views on youtube and now revealing how she did it all in her new book "make your mind up." bethany, welcome to the show. >> i'm happy to be here. thank you so much. [ applause ] >> and, you know, a lot of people would go it's a memoir, she's so young. you speak to your generation, to this generation and one thing about the book you talk about having a rough time growing up. and if you could give yourself a version of this book grown up, what out of this book would you have taken from that. >> one of my favorite parts of the book and one of my biggest gomes was to speak on bullying and body image and self-confidence because when i was 12 years old i was cyberbullied which is what got me into youtube so i would say the overarching idea even though it has lifestyle stuff as well to face your fears and remember to love yourself and to accept
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failures, like there's so much i learned. i still have a lot to learn but i think the number one thing i've learned is that challenges are really an opportunity to grow and learn. and i think that my experience online is a great representation of that so that's what i want to show to the world and hopefully inspire other people with is my story. >> and that's important message especially for the kids being bullieded and you've taken it and made it into a positive thing for yourself. one thing, you're very creative. >> thanks. >> i'm wondering what tools do you use to come up with these creative ideas. >> well, i use a lot of like boards like i like to create vision boards because i feel for me i'm a very visual person so even if i'm coming up with video ideas i'm always pinning stuff and i also use an app called realtime board. it's like endless. you can scroll forever and add sticky notes and photos and also music is kind of like number one thing for me whenever i'm brainstorming. if i just have music on, you
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know, everywhere i go i always have my headphones, i feel it gets me in this creative mood and it just affects my mood in general. >> you have 25 million followers. over a billion views as we said earlier and your followers are ca called mot-ivators. alyssa, what do you have? >> so, sometimes i can feel disscourged when i want to pick up a camera and connect with others, so i was wondering how you gained the courage to create your own voice on youtube. >> it took me honestly a couple of months before i made the first video and what was holding me back was fear and i told myself, nah, i'm not afraid. i don't want to do it. sometimes we do that where there's something we really want in life but we tell ourselves, oh, that's just not for me or i wasn't meant to do that when in reality it's fear of failure or
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judgment from other people because i was shy and scared of being criticized. then i reached a point where i just didn't want to be controlled by that anymore and i realized that i didn't have to be and so i embraced the fact that i could make the decision to just do it and it was scary and uncomfortable but any time i've just done something regardless of fear i've always grown and learned from that and now i try to -- i try to continue that every day in my life by doing even small things that scare me. >> well, you know what, you're a motivator for real and bethany, thank you very much. i really appreciate it. congratulations on the book and everybody, "make your mind up," it is out this morning, very good lesson to be learned in the book so everybody check
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you love someone." [ applause ] ♪ come home early after class don't be hanging around the back of the school yard ♪ ♪ i've been called up by your teacher she said she can't even reach you 'cause you're so far ♪ ♪ you've been talking with your fist we didn't raise you up like this now did we ♪ ♪ there have been changes in this house ♪ ♪ things that you don't know about in this family ♪ ♪ it don't make sense but nevertheless you gotta believe us it's all for the best ♪ ♪ it don't make sense the way things go ♪ ♪ son you should know
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too young ♪ ♪ yeah you'll understand when you love someone when you love someone ♪ ♪ come home early after class don't be hanging around the back of the school yard ♪ ♪ and if we're crying on the couch don't let it freak you out it's just been so hard ♪ ♪ sometimes moms and dads fall out of love sometimes the best intentions just ain't enough ♪ ♪ some things you can't tell your sister 'cause she's still too young ♪ ♪ yeah you'll understand when you
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good morning. i'm reggie aqui from abc7 mornings. here's meteorologist drew tuma with a look at the forecast. >> good morning. outside, a live look, showing you we are soaked in sunshine on the golden gate. temperature-wise, there's numbers in the 60s. today, tons of sunshine. 66 at san francisco. san jose up to 77 degrees. >> okay. a look at the roads this morning. we have a crash on either side of 101 on the peninsula. just got the all clear on that southbound side. we know we have been pushed off to the shoulder on the northbound side so definitely delays in either direction. dumbarton bridge is slow, as well. reggie? >> thank you. time now for "live with kelly and ryan" and see you at 11:00. our reporting always continues
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on our news app and abc7 news.com. have a great day. we'll see you later on. >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from the new movie "rough night," kate mckinnon. and one of the stars of "orange is the new black" ," uzo aduba. plus, direct from the inbox, your comments and questions. all next on "live!" ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> kelly:

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