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on the count of 3 tu good morning, america. nearly 60 million americans from the gulf coast to the great lakes in the path of severe weather right now. thick fog triggers chain reactions on the fierce wind gusts out west tossing tractor trailers and topple this gas station and whiteout conditions and icy roads making driving dangerous as a record number of americans head out for the holiday. a brand-new interview with hillary clinton overnight fighting back against donald trump for that graphic slang calling him a bully. >> his bigotry, his bluster, his bullying have become his campaign. >> even rival bernie sanders coming to clinton's defense and the brand-new poll this morning showing donald trump pulling away from the pack. check out this scary near miss on the ski slopes. a drone crashes down during a race just inches from one of the top skiers in the world shattering into pieces. why this could be a new danger at ski resorts everywhere. santa claus is coming to
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and is santa coming early this year? what is that mysterious light seen streaking across the night sky. >> i have no idea what that is. >> reports all across the west of that fireball just two nights before christmas eve. good morning, america. that would be breaking news. santa coming early. >> yes, i believe we do have reports. >> i don't want to take any but doesn't rudolph have a red nose. >> that is correct but it's far away, george. even all over the west. we'll get to the bottom of what that really could be. no trouble for santa getting around obviously but the extreme weather could cause problems for a lot of us. 100 million americans heading out for the holidays and it is not going to be easy. >> our team is standing by this morning. take a look at the lines already
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before 6:00 a.m. right there, already so crowded. we'll begin with the weather here and rob is out in times square. not here. 70 degrees on christmas eve. >> yeah, we're going to blow the records right out of the water. no overcoat required even this morning across much of the east coast including new york city which seems like a good deal how this warm air amplifies through the holiday but has travel issues in the form of fog, flooding rains and spring-like severe weather. fog, so thick in arkansas that it triggered these two frightening chain reactions on interstate 49 close to the texas/louisiana border. three trucks colliding in the northbound lane, one spilling glue all over the road. directly across the highway, a ten-car pileup leaving at least three dead. seven hospitalized. in california, wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour picking up and tossing at least seven tractor trailers. many drivers pulling off the
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>> it's crazy, man. it's like 80-mile-an-hour winds. >> reporter: they're also responsible for toppingle over this gas station in the mojave desert. in colorado drivers pulling off the road to put on chains as they cautiously creep across loveland pass. in utah, whiteout conditions dropping visibility. people opting to stay off the roads. parts of the state getting 24 inches of snow in the past 24 hours. and three feet falling in lake tahoe, winter storm warning posted for. of the intermountain west. we are looking for more know there but severe weather across the midsouth all the way from shreveport to cincinnati but chicago to new orleans you're in the realm as well, over 50 million at risk. heavy rains across parts of the south, atlanta through the carolinas and piedmont, flood watches posted through christmas morning and this is all tapping into some record-breaking heat, tomorrow christmas eve temperatures 20 to 30 degrees above average.
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out of the water. no snow for santa on the east coast. so if you love snow you got to go out west. back to you. >> that's for sure. lots of concern about the weather if you're heading out this morning. here's a look at the roads in some major cities across the country as you've heard, today is expected to be the busiest on highways across the country with more people driving than ever thanks to low gas prices. abc's linsey davis is at a new york state traffic command center in huh torn, new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, we are in the central nervous system with a massive look at the roads in several new york counties, an estimated 100 million expected to hit the roads this holiday weekend so if you want to miss the worst traffic you may want to pack up the car and kids now. as you said today is expected to be the busiest travel day between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. the best day to drive is said to be on christmas day if you might be able to manage to swing that. the second worst day for travel
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yourself a favor and stay in place until monday if that's possible. also some good news for drivers, aaa is saying that the national gas price now below $2 for the first time in more than six years. that also explains why there may be more drivers on the road. >> right. all right, linsey, thank you very much. stay off the road, 3 to 6 p.m. great tips. long lines forming at the airports this morning. abc's alex perez is at o'hare with that and good morning to you, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, lara. long doesn't begin to describe it. take a look. we are at terminal 3, the american terminal and the line seems to be going and going and going snaking around the security checkpoint. of course, this is expected to be busy. 38 million will be getting on planes 3.5 million right here, all that due to part to lower airfares, down 4% this year because of lower jet fuel prices. and there is some more good news
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usually this time of year we're dealing with snow, with ice, with cold, but right now temperatures here are extremely mild. so everyone here is hoping that is going to help keep things moving along. lara. >> all right, alex, thank you very much. george. >> we move on to the race for president and hillary clinton hitting back at donald trump, her campaign calls his words disgusting sexist slurs as a brand-new poll shows trump holding on to one of the biggest leads yet in the republican race. jon karl in washington with all the latest. good morning, jon. >> reporter: that new poll from cnn has trump with a 21-point lead over his closest republican rival. but it is his war of words with hillary clinton that is now getting ugly. after donald trump's crude comments monday aimed at hillary clinton. >> she was going to beat obama. she was favored to win and she got [ bleep ]. she lost. i mean, she lost. >> reporter: overnight clinton responded to trump's comment in an interview with "the des moines register" saying he's
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>> i don't know that he has any boundaries at all and his bigotry, his bluster, his bully have become his campaign. >> reporter: the clinton campaign is blasting trump calling him out for, quote, degrading language and disgusting sexist slurs. even clinton's democratic rival bernie sanders hit back at trump at a rally in iowa. >> this is a guy who wants to be president of the united states. he must have a very unusual relationship with women. >> reporter: and clinton doubled down on her claim that isis is using trump as a recruiting tool saying reports on arabic television like these are fueling isis. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> if you go on arabic television as we have and you look at what is being blasted out with video of mr. trump
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is playing into the hands of the violent jihadists. >> reporter: jeb bush joined in to criticize clinton. >> she's great at being the victim. >> reporter: he didn't spare trump either. >> it's not a sign of strength to use profanities. we're two days before christmas. lighten up, man. >> reporter: overnight trump tweeted the term he used is not vulgar. he said he was just saying that hillary clinton had been beaten badly by obama and that that term is often used in politics. his evidence, george, was unnpr reporter's use of that term about four years ago. >> yeah, i saw that. jon, thanks very much. let's bring in matthew dowd who has worked in campaigns for both parties, matthew, back to that cnn poll showing donald trump one more time, ted cruz in second place. now, both cruz and trump are saying it's now a two-person race on the republican side. >> well, i think it's actually going to be a three-person race. it's two people dominant.
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this point, george but i think it will come down to a three-person race based on what happens in new hampshire and that will either be marco rubio or chris christie if they surprise in new hampshire so i look for this to be a three-person race. one thing i wanted to say is the last time a republican was this dominant in the primary was in 1999/2000, the last time a republican has been this dominant right before christmas. >> and that was george w. bush who you worked for who went on to get the nomination, become president of the united states. so you believe now that donald trump has a legitimate chance to be the nominee? >> i think he has more than a legitimate chance to be the nominee. i think right now the odds favor him in the course of this. he has a 20, 21-point lead. everyone else is way down the list. he's probably going to win new hampshire. i mean i think he is -- the problem he has, there's one electorate that the republicans like him and the general
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with him, that's his achilles' heel. >> matthew dowd, thanks very much. turning now to a major scare at one of the biggest malls in the country, a gun going off during a robbery sending shoppers running for cover during one of the busiest shopping days of the year. abc's linzie janis is at the mall in garden city, new york. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: everything is back to normal at this mall. it's opened bright and early for holiday shopping but it was a scary afternoon. hundreds of shoppers trying to pick up last-minute gifts ended up fearing for their lives. terrified shoppers sent scrambling. some racing for the exit. >> it was like pure pandemonium. everybody was running. >> reporter: all of a sudden just heard a loud gunshot. >> the first thing we thought was terrorism. >> reporter: others hiding wherever they could. >> i'm pretty sure something just happened. >> we locked the doors and ran to the bathroom and waited. >> reporter: area schools locked
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the packed roosevelt field mall in long island. one of the largest indoor malls in the country after authorities say a suspect tried to hold up the rolex section of this jewelry store. >> this was a robbery. this was not an active shooter. >> the store's security guard struggling with him. when the suspect's gun fired a single shot out into the mall employee. an off-duty nypd officer shopping in the mall helping hold the gunman down until police arrived hauling him away. >> we have a significant and very robust detail after paris. we heightened our response to the soft targets and heightened a number of patrols and we maintain that at this time. >> reporter: within 90 minutes police giving shoppers and mall staff the all clear. this morning, the man who was shot in serious but stable condition. the shoppers we spoke to say
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immediately instinctively running or hiding fearing another mass shooting. lara. >> i bet, that must have been terrifying. move on to the nfl. they are speaking out about "concussion" which tells the story of the doctor who sounded alarm bells about the brain injuries in pro football. the league wants know they're doing everything they can and ryan smith has this report. >> you're going to war with a corporation that owns the day of the week. >> reporter: this morning, the national football league speaking out exclusively to abc news just days before the premiere of "concussion." do you want fans see this movie. >> i think there's a benefit that we'll elevate the conversation around health and safety of our game. >> reporter: the film's trailer suggesting back then the league didn't want to face issues concerning head trauma. >> the nfl does not want to talk to you. >> when a movie like this comes out and fans or maybe others say, this is a sign that the nfl tried to cover things up before. how do we know that they're not
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>> i say take a look at what we've done. >> reporter: the league saying a lot has changed since 2005. updates to 39 rules related to health and safety in the last decade. implementing new concussion protocols and investing millions to improve equipment. like special straps that aim to regulate head movement in the helmet. but is this enough? dr. omalu telling robin roberts no matter how protective the helmet it won't stop head injuries. >> look what happens when you have an impact, the brain bounces around this so assuming you take a padding, the padding will simulate the helmet. no matter how thick it is, look at what happens. >> what difference does it make when a head-to-head impact or some sort of very hard impact could traumatize the brain no matter how thick the outer protection layers are? >> you can improve the rules and you can improve the safety of the equipment. >> reporter: do you think we can ever stop head injuries in
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>> probably not but can minimize them to make the gape as safe as possible. >> reporter: for "good morning america," ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> this is becoming such a major issue and we just learned the nih announced a major new study of the whole issue of concussions and brain injuries, as well. we want to get to the other top stories. >> cecilia is here. new developments in the bowe bergdahl case. >> good to see you. happy almost merry christmas. the army sergeant who walked off his base in afghanistan and spent five years as a taliban hostage has some decisions to make before his next military court appearance in three weeks. bergdahl right there in his dress uniform for a hearing faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. he did not enter a plea and still must decide whether he wants to face a court-martial with a jury of soldiers or just with one judge. and busted here in new york, a so-called hacker to the stars accused of stealing the personal information of as many as 130 celebrities. authorities say 23-year-old
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e-mails to steal the scripts of upcoming tv shows and movies then he tried to sell them, also, he is accused of trying to sell sex tapes. the victims' names not released. a high-profile murder trial set for next summer in los angeles. robert durst is accused of killing one of his friends to keep her from cooperating with an investigation into the disappearance of his wife. durst is currently jailed in new orleans on a weapons charge. he's agreed to be extradited to l.a. after that case is resolved. take a look at this in china. terrifying moments as a firefighter escapes a burning apartment building. his body right there covered in flames as he jumps from a window. somehow he suffered only minor injuries. hard to watch. finally, one bad guy left hanging. watch what happened when a man tried to break into this store by climbing from the roof through the ceiling. he only made it halfway. the other half, yeah, that's him
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needless to say the cops eventually showed up and arrested him so this happened in siberia wearing shorts. we're thinking this just in probably not the smartest criminal in the books. >> what was he trying to steal though? >> pants. >> it was worst the risk then, right? >> worth the risk. >> sorry. >> cecilia, thank you and thank you, t.j. that mystery in the sky. that white light seen streaking across the west caught on camera by so many raising a lot of questions as to whether santa was getting an early start. nick watt with the story. >> i have no idea what that is. >> reporter: a bird, a plane, the death star? >> it's like a missile. >> reporter: from las vegas, nevada, all the way to santa barbara, california, reports and bona fide video evidence shared
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light shooting across the night sky. tv anchors across the west all in a lather. >> mysterious. >> what is this? >> reporter: twitter chatter it landed somewhere between vegas and death valley denied by the sheriff's office there. too early for santa, right? the federal aviation administration, no ideas. the l.a. police department, we have not had any reports of a weird light. vandenburg air force base, no scheduled operations around here. >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: something similar happened in southern california early november, a weird inexplicable light turned out to be a u.s. navy missile tested we weren't aware of ahead of time. >> wow. >> reporter: something called the meteor shower is winding down right now. could be, but that peaked eight or nine days ago. >> i can't believe we're looking at that. >> reporter: i don't know. santa on a training run perhaps? okay, this is photoshopped funny but photoshopped.
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was actually the booster rocket from a russian mission to the re-entering orbit. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> all that. i'm sorry. >> i got to laugh. he went on for a minute and a half and it turns out -- >> we were captivated. >> saying it's space junk, right? >> exactly. rob, santa would have trouble here. a lot of fog. in handy. fog really from atlanta all the
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some visibility less than a a ski champion. drone comes crashing down right behind him. nearly hits him. it's sparking a new ban this morning.
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they give me so much back. i can't even imagine how i could possibly give them what they give me. the snow is starting to fall and our loved ones are gathered all around, so share that extra joy in your heart and make this christmas even more special than the last. walmart. this is a channel 7 eyewitness news brief. good morning, it's 7:24 this wednesday december 23rd. i'm ken rosato and topping headlines at this hour, the dense fog in the area creating a potentially dangerous morning commute. meteorologist bill evans joining us now with what you can expect today bill. >> that's our roof camera. you can barely see the park. this is our camera in asbury
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east river here this morning. temperatures are warm as the visibilities are low. trying to get out of an airport, newark a mile and a half visibility, jfk a tenth. teat eboro a half mile. belmar. at 11:00. then we've got a rainy afternoon with the temperature around 62 degrees. so the rain goes into tonight and then tomorrow we'll shatter a record high on christmas eve, maybe an all time record high of 66 and maybe a record high on christmas day. time to check the commute with heather. >> i want to show you a webcam as you travel on to the fdr drive in lower manhattan. you can see all of that fog just heading into the area. check this out. definitely want to take it easy as you go on to the roads. let's head to our maps now. talk to you about suffolk county and shirley.
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into horse block road northbound at sunrise highway. it's another gridlock alert day today. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect.
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when we come bac 7:27. this morning there's a suspect custody in connect with yesterday's chaos. the man was led out of the mall moments after police say he attempted an armed robbery a. security guard stopped him. the suspect's gun went off. the suspect's identity has not been released. the 67-year-old victim is in serious condition. theresa giudice is out of prison headed home to montville new jersey. she isn't entirely free. she walked out of a federal prison in danbury connecticut earlier this morning. she served nearly a year for bankruptcy fraud and now will
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her husband joe giudice pleaded guilty to the same charge last year and will report to prison in march. that is the news for now. good morning america continues afterthe break here on channel 7 and we are always on at abc7ny as you take a look at the dense fog, there's still a dense fog advisory throughout the tri-state f. you're heading to the roadways please take
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welcome back to "gma." that's a live look at o'hare airport this morning. huge lines already and it's early as a record number of americans head out for holidays. also look at this highway in houston. boy, the roads aring paed and there's extreme weather from coast to coast threatening travel for 100 million americans. also right now some potential roadblocks for holiday shoppers at the mall of america organizers for black lives matter have planned to protest. they say they'll go ahead with it even though authorities are trying to stop it. also, miss colombia who lost the miss universe crown, of course, after steve harvey made that mistake announcing her as the winner posted a message on instagram thanking her fans for her support saying she was flat to bring happiness to my country if only for a couple of minutes. this as steve harvey has signed
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and that's not steve harvey. >> that's hot santa. >> it is the busiest fashion model of the year right now. i think you can figure out why. t.j. is going to have a lot more coming up. >> work it, santa. >> yes, please. >> can't get over she was talking about steve harvey. >> very close. >> skylar set me up. we'll begin with that frightening near miss on the ski slopes. a drone crashing down, t.j., you're on camera to you -- >> i didn't want to look up. people. this was a really scary thing. a narrow miss in a big race, t.j., please explain. >> okay, isn't this dangerous enough, flying down a mountain on skis, right? now throw this wrinkle in, watch out for drones. yes, this video you're about to see is incredible and, yes, this worked out but there is a very good reason this might not be dodging a drone. he is a reigning four time world
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>> unbelievable! >> reporter: marcel hirscher used to battling dangerous terrains at death-defying speeds but tuesday night the real danger -- [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: just ten seconds into his slalom run a drone comes out of nowhere crashing with such force it broke into parts missing the skier by inches. the champion skier continues on his run as if nothing happened ultimately losing the race but saying this is horrible. this can never happen again. this can be a serious injury but situations like this could possibly get a lot more common with some ski resorts adding areas called drone zones where for a fee of 200 bucks professionally operated drones will film skiers at every angle producing the ultimate skiing selfie. not the first time a drone has caused serious drama at a sporting event. >> we have a moment where we're not entirely certain what it is that landed in the stands. >> look at the top left. in september during a heated
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drone was caught on tape flying into new york's armstrong stadium crashing down in the grandstands but as for hirscher, he's not letting it get to him making light of it posting, heavy air traffic in italy, #luckyme. we are already seeing the fallout. they are now banning these drone cameras from world cup skiing competitions. now, of course, they get these money shots and they have these cameras on them and it's great but it's not worth it. we look at this and it worked out and he's making light. if he was hit 23 miles an hour by a drone that could have been nasty. >> what a testament to his prowess he didn't even flinch. that was close. move on to a missouri college student charged with murdering her fiance. police believe she did it and staged it to look like suicide. abc's mara schiavocampo here with the story. good morning, mara. >> reporter: george, good
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student and on the cusp of a new life having just graduated with a new job and new apartment but the woman who was to be his future wife ended it all, some say. this morning a college student charged with murder, after police say she tried to make her fiance's death look like a suicide. >> it's a tragic situation, just the whole thing. >> reporter: authorities say early this month they found 22-year-old meghan werner staggering down a missouri street at 5:45 a.m. when stopped officers say she told them her fiance had committed suicide. according to police documents officers arriving at the couple's home found the body of 222-year-old curt marzolf on the floor inside a bedroom with an assault-style rifle nearby. the engineering student dead just one week before his graduation ceremony. >> which is a shame, he already had himself a full time job as an engineer in kansas city. >> reporter: but the report also notes a spent rifle shell casing was found on the floor of the
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signs of a physical altercation in the apartment and blood on werner's pants that they believe belonged to the victim leading them to arrest her. >> she's never been in any trouble. >> reporter: marzolf and werner both students at this university had been dating for three years and were newly engaged. the couple was reportedly part of a local hunting club and had guns in their home. now, marzolf's loved ones are mourning their loss. >> missouri university of science and technology will present a bachelor of science in mining engineering to curt marzolf. >> reporter: his brother walking in his place at graduation. >> confer this degree and offer with our sincere sympathy. >> reporter: the family telling abc news in a statement, curt was truly an amazing young man who was always thinking of others first. he was so excited for the future. a future now gone. werner has pleaded not guilty. she's out of jail right now.
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we did reach out to her for comment but did not get a response. there is a preliminary hearing set for the end of january so certainly will learn a little more about the circumstances. >> let's talk about this. thank you very much. with our fbi special agent brad garrett, former agent, now our abc news consultant. a sign of a struggle inside the house. what other kind of clues will they look for to tell the difference between murder and suicide? >> well, location of the shots on the body, george, the distance of the shot and if there were more than one shot. >> and, you know, is this a common kind of crime? >> well, it's not totally uncommon for people to get into an argument, guns appear, people are shot and then the person who is still alive panics and they start rearranging the scene, making it look more like an attempted suicide or a real suicide. they typically do a poor job and they do it in such haste, most law enforcement agencies will figure it out.
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now being charged with second degree murder. what does that mean and where does the case go from here? >> second degree murder typically means that it probably wasn't premeditated. a passion type shooting. and that, you know, is there wiggle room for her to plea down to mapsslaughter, we'll have to see. coming up on "good morning america." it is crunch time for christmas presents. our gio benitez is live at macy's in new york for the best deals for all the last-minute shoppers. what do you got? >> how about diamonds for less than a hundred buck, cameras for 30 bucks. we got the secret last-minute deals that will have you caroling all around town. stick around. you're watching "gma." just head around the corner to walgreens when you're searching for that perfect little something.
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you can save. abc's gio benitez, our cozy customer is at macy's in new york. gio. >> reporter: i love sharing good news, lara. good morning to you. here at macy's we found some insane deal, sweaters and coats, 65% off. but the most shocking deals right now, jewelry. we're talking 90% off and you still got time. check this out. this morning the mad rush for you're not alone. 40% of the season's sales happen on these final days before christmas morning with less than 48 hours to go, it turns out waiting this long may be good for your wallet. just check out some of these deals, a diamond necklace on amazon, 86% off. saving you nearly $400. this camera from canon, just 38 bucks. stores like the gap, banana
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okay, we're back here right now. i think we have a picture of justin bieber with a guy that looks a little like santa and t.j. will tell us what this is all about. >> i walk into work today. i walk into the producer's office. first thing they say to me, t.j., you want to do a story about sexy santa. no, actually i don't. but -- >> say, yes. >> it turned out to be a good story. everybody has in their mind what
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this. take a look at my man here, the white hair, look at the jacket. look at that. >> i mean he's got the model look. >> santa is styling. this is a model by the name of paul mason and he's turning heads. now he's used to turing heads because he's a model guy but now toronto's yorktown mall has taken this guy up and he has become an online sensation. everybody is showing up to take pictures with this sexy santa as you said justin -- >> he doesn't put on the red suit. >> no, he just -- a different type of santa. to me this seems a little -- you need santa to be a jolly -- a big guy. does this throw the kids off a little bit? >> getting a little high, cholesterol. we want him to continue on. >> cross fit santa. >> i would take a picture with that santa, yeah. >> you can imagine how mothers are reacting. mothers are -- >> santa, i've been very nice this year. >> calm down, ladies.
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this is a channel 7 eyewitness news brief. good morning, it's 7:56 this wednesday december 23rd. i'm ken rosato, and topping the headlines at this hour, the dense fog creating big problems this morning. we're just taking a look there at a view of kennedy airport, a lot of fog there. the fog is just ahead of rain coming a little later today. meteorologist bill evans joins us with what you can expect. that's one of our better visibilities. i can't find a camera that we can actually see anything from. i show you what's happening here at lincoln center. you can see in the distance the flog and the cloudy skies. this will continue for a few more hours. temperatures 55 now. that's going to be your 8:00 temperature. a tenth of a mile jfk, a newark a half mile, a tenth at islip, zero belmar, so this dense fog will continue until about 10:00. the rain's coming. and the rain is going to knock that down, it's already into southern new jersey. we get to 62 this afternoon with rain.
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into tonight, and then we're looking at shattering records tomorrow, and we're going to be looking at a warm day. could be a record high on christmas day. ken. thank you. 7:57. we check the commute with heather. >> we still have this problem out in shirley as we go over to our maps. it's an accident, a head-on collision, and it's still being cleared up. we have sunrise highway closed down westbound william floyd parkway into horse block road. all lanes are closed down. we're also looking at route 21 in clifton north near main street. there's a vehicle fire and, again, all of that fog causing some problems out there. so take it easy. street cleaning rules are in effect. it's also a gridlock alert day. ken, over to you. >> thank you. we have breaking news, real house wives of new jersey star theresa giudice is back home with her family after getting out of prison. she arrived at her home in montville new jersey moments ago. she isn't entirely free just yet. giudice starts a home confinement term that lasts until february 5th.
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her husband joe giudice pleaded guilty to the same charge last year. he'll report to prison in march. that is the news for now. good morning america continues
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and severe weather could cause a lot of trouble for holiday travel. the trip home tougher than ever. will you make it there in time for christmas? and "real housewife" released. teresa guidice walks out of a federal prison this morning. the reality star's plan for her first few days of freedom and how she planned her family's christmas from her cell. their last before her husband heads to jail. the rich kids of instagram inside the lives of super wealth wealthywealth wealthy teens flaunting their lifestyle. is their bad behavior, cars, cash and clothes causing your kids a fear of missing out? all i want for christmas is you and we have those last-minute christmas tips and tricks you need to make your
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plus the holiday treat as we say -- >> all: good morning, america. good morning, america. good morning, frosty. where did you get that snow? it's 70 degrees out there. >> 70 plus. >> good thing he has the snowblower with a smile on his face. times square with record-setting heat. >> have a great morning, everyone. we are in the midst of one here. and two of our fearless "gma" family members are tackling a di dilemma we all face, how to wrap the oddly shaped gifts. rob and mara facing off in our last-minute wrapping challenge. are you guys ready to go? >> how do you wrap this? >> yeah, we're ready. >> play nice, you two. >> kitchen utensils and all. >> are we starting right now? >> yeah, they're starting right now.
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>> a gift bag, people. >> also we have new hope for cup couples trying to get pregnant. the news that could save the lives of so many. first more news from cecilia vega and the morning rundown. >> good to see you again this morning. the big story this morning, hillary clinton firing back at donald trump. clinton telling an iowa newspaper that trump has shown, quote, a penchant for sexism. her comment comes after trump used a derogatory word to describe clinton's loss in 2008. clinton saying trump's campaign has become filled with bigotry, bluster and bullying, but trump insists the term he used was not vulgar. he says he was only describing how badly clinton was beaten the last time she ran for president. a record number of americans are expected to begin their rush home for the holidays today in the west. heavy snow in the mountains and winds up to 80 miles per hour in southern california delaying travel there. in the center of the country
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the great lakes facing heavy rain and wind also with the threat of tornadoes even and in the northeast it's fog that's causing delays, abc's linsey davis is at the state traffic command center here in new york. linsey, good morning. >> reporter: hey, cecilia, we have an eagle eye view of the traffic in several new york counties this morning and no backups to report right now so there is still time. get on the road now if you can. some good news and bad news to pass along. according to aaa, the national gas price now below $2 a gallon for the first time in more than six years but that also might explain why more drivers may be on the road. an estimated 100 million today, expected to be the busiest travel day, the worst time between 3 and 6 p.m. the best time to travel, christmas day. the second busiest day, sunday. cecilia, you may want to do a favor and stick around grandma's till monday if you can. >> good to know, linsey, thank you. we have an explanation for
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no, this is not santa. military officials say this fireball seen over california and nevada last night was from debris from a russian rocket that was re-entering the atmosphere. and take a look at this. a man pulled from the rubble of a landslide in china after being buried alive for 67 hours. he survived in a small space created by a door panel. he managed to give rescuers his name before being rushed to the hospital. dozens of people are still missing. in london prince ari's christmas card is getting a lot of attention and for some great reasons. here it is. it shows harry holding hands with 95-year-old tom neal, a veteran who through in the battle of britain in 1940. meeting him was one of his favorite moments of 2015, he said. finally, some fierce determination and inspiration on display at a college basketball game. check this out. florida zach hodskins making the first basket of his college
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a big deal? you should know, he was born without a left hand, the crowd and his teammates celebrating his two points and rightfully so, guys, he only had just a few minutes of playing time until this started. you can bet he is going to be in that game. >> yeah, he's a fierce player. >> isn't that amazing? so great. >> drove it to the hoop. >> yes. >> great to see. thanks, cecilia. to t.j. yes, it's time to talk about our "gma morning menu." real housewife teresa guidice just released from prison arriving home this morning. what her plans are now that she is actually home. also we'll be checking in with dr. jen ashton. new hope for couples struggling to get pregnant. also, these two are taking this far too seriously in my opinion but marciano and ski camp mara schiavocampo and we'll continue to check in with them. it's snowing in new york, so i'm told. wow, look at that.
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welcome back to "gma." let's take a look at "real housewife" star teresa guidice arriving home in prison. there it is earlier this morning and check out the gift that was waiting for her in the driveway. i think that's a lexus with a bow on it. >> wow. >> that's some gift, huh. she, of course, was released for serving nearly a year for fraud and abc's juju chang has her story. >> reporter: this morning, the new jersey housewife who became a connecticut prison inmate is free after nearly a year behind bars, reality star teresa guidice is out of federal prison, the now ex-con pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges back in october, 2014. in a statement her attorney told abc news, teresa is very excited to be coming home and being reunited with her family two days before christmas. it will certainly be a very merry christmas in the guidice house this year. best known for her lavish
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temper tantrums. guidice has spent these last months doing time at the women's prison made famous by "orange is the new black." >> what's going on. >> reporter: while rumors swirled about her and her family on the outside. >> this experience has brought joe and teresa closer. she's realized how important their marriage is and how important family is. >> reporter: before going behind bars guidice told "gma's" amy robach that she was doing her best to be brave for her four daughters. >> i can't just be upset and curl up in a ball and just go in a room and lock the door. i can't. i'm a mom. i have four daughters. >> when the door is shut and they are in bed, do you get to do that. >> yes. i would be lying to say that's not happening. >> reporter: originally sentenced to 15 months she was released after less than 12 months for good behavior spending the last part of the prison time getting ready for the holidays. >> she's been keeping busy by actually planning christmas. even behind prison walls. she enlisted her husband joe and her oldest daughter to do the holiday shopping so that the
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tree when she gets home. >> reporter: time with family will be fleeting. her husband, joe guidice -- >> what do you want to eat? >> reporter: -- is scheduled to start his own 41-month sentence early next year. for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, new york. >> okay, let's get a little more from janine rubenstein. welcome to "gma." we saw some details. that lexus with the bow. what else do we know? >> we know she was released at 5:01 a.m. this morning and she actually took a little time to get herself together. she, you know, looked great for the first pictures we saw, right in character. so the first pictures we saw she looked like her old self and she went straight home. she wanted to be with her family as soon as possible. >> what are you hearing about her emotional tate and how they will celebrate christmas. >> christmas is huge for the guidices so they've gone all out and definitely probably decorated the house and things like that and she was
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making sure that the gifts that she wanted for certain people were purchased and things like that and it's going to just be the immediate family right now. >> and she's out of prison but not necessarily free, if you will. she's got some rules. >> she's technically still a prisoner. she is on home confinement until february 5th and that means all of her comings and goings will be controlled. she has to check in with someone. >> does she wear that bracelet or no? >> not clear yet if she has to have a bracelet but she does have to, you know, check in with an officer. >> something tells me we'll find out. >> we'll hear about it. >> yeah, so they have a happy time together, a good holiday season, but not too long because joe is actually -- has to go into prison in march, i believe it is, so they don't have that long and he has a longer sentence, 41 months, so, yeah. >> reality show still to come? who knows. >> it's not necessarily clear but she is still under contract so you might see her.
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thanks for coming. >> thank you for having me. we'll switch gears. some encouraging news for one in eight couples who struggles with infertility. a new report if "the journal of the american medical association" says in vitro or ivf may be better at helping you get pregnant than was previously believed which can why i'm joined now by dr. jennifer ashton and this is great news. explain the finding. >> this is the actual study and this may be the first time that a study looked at what the estimates are for a successful live birth after sequential ivf topics. if you look at this graph it's a very busy curve. there's a lot going on here but i want you to may attention to is the shape of the curve and what you see here, bottom line is as a woman or a couple does more ivt cycles the overall success rate goes up so the likelihood of a live birth goes up, perseverance pays off. >> i know we don't have a ton of time but why?
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>> i think a lot of couples will drop out of ivf after three or four cycle because they think they will not succeed and we know now that's actually not true. now, we have to remember there's a lot that goes into this on the couple's level. this is an individual decision. there's costs involved. >> it's expensive. >> emotional and physical tolls but if you want to keep trying the odds are actually in your favor. >> it's sort of the tried and true, you know, you keep trying you don't give up and this is really good news and so i ask you as an ob/gyn what advice are you giving? >> this will vary based on where they live in the cup and how old she is but for the average recommendation, number one, if you feel you need to see an infertility specialist go to a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist. if you get work there get copies of all tests and treatments in case you need to bring them to another doctor for a second opinion and, again, be
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because it only takes one successful time to go home with a live baby. >> all right, i love giving this happy news. dr. jennifer ashton, we thank you. jen will take your questions. tweet herssdrjashton. >> thank you. now we talk about a new social media trend not in the christmas spirit. super rich kids flaunting their wealth on instagram and nick watt has this look at how it could be affecting your kids. >> reporter: they do say if you've got it, flaunt it. >> i spend around 15,000 a month on just shopping. >> i've been getting botox since i was 14. >> reporter: these snot-nosed kids have it and, boy, do they want the world to know it. >> i just started posting photos of my life. >> reporter: the rich kids of instagram are sharing photos of everything from jets to parisian
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>> some people would take up to 30 a day and try and post them. we wanted to find out what it was that was driving them to do this. >> reporter: so director oscar humphries made a brand-new documentary called unsurprisingly "rich kids of instagram." >> there's a fascination of what goes on in the worlds of the top 1%. instagram is kind of like a portal into people's lives. >> instagram is my canvas. if i was an artist i would like to paint the picture of my life. to paint the picture of my life. >> reporter: some have hundreds of thousands of online followers. >> when you get a lot of attention can be intoxicateing. >> reporter: i have no doubt santa will be kind to the rkoi kind but is this naughty or nice? what are the cars, the couture, the cash doing to their followers making them feel a little disappointed in their own reality and rkoi-induced fomo, a
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>> showing an extreme version of their lives. for children up pressable it is information coming at them constantly can lead to an increased risk of depression and loneliness. >> if i'm showing off what are you going to do about it? are you going to stop me. >> reporter: i'd like to. i think i'd like to. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> thank you, nick. joined by ericka souter. he thinks he'd like to. i know i would like to. what do you think. >> my first reaction was to roll my eyes and there was a little jealousy. who hasn't wanted an unlimited amount of cash and go anywhere they want. we watch it and move on. with kids we see something different about it and they're following it and want what they have. >> fomo, fear of missing out. >> like the modern day equivalent of keeping up with the joins for kids. they feel pressure and anxiety and they try to compete. they equate having likes on
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popularity and feel their worth is tied up in emulating these people. >> you wonder what is behind these kids putting this out. what about tips for parents who are dealing with kids who are feeling this kind of fear? >> i like to call it the fomo fix. number one, help your kid find their bliss, art, music, dance, get them involved in on activity they love and can become involved in their own success than someone else. another thing, make sure they know that looks can be deceiving. we see that picture that one moment in those kids' lives. we have noey the back story. everyone has issues and problems and lastly, tell your kids to reach for the stars but have a plan in place. you know, there is one example from other rich kids of instagram, a kid making apps since he was 12, a self-made millionaire. that's something other people can do but if you want that, if you want what those kids have, you have to work for it. >> it's a little different where you're spending somebody else's money. >> it's very different. >> ericka souter, thanks very much. outside to rob.
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come on. take a look. from texas. folks from chicago. from the atl. only ones holding a sign so if you could help me wrap that, you know, you look like a great wrapping kind of guy. actually -- heing looks as good morning, i'm meteorologist bill evans. it's 8:22, and here we go. we got fog, and if your bus is taking off, it's to be a
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you will need the umbrella. we're at 55 degrees. mile and a half visibility at teterboro. this is slowing things down at area airports. this fog will continue for a few more hours as we have a dense fog advisory. we also have rain coming up from the south. that rain will get here around 11:00 in the city. we'll have rain through the afternoon here. oh, yeah. >> i had a feeling i'm going to lose this contest. thanks for coming out, guys. back to you inside. >> okay, rob. thank you. laughing at me because i didn't reel "pop" was next. i thought we had a commercial break so get it together. find my place. all right, here we go. now, you all admit some of right here, sitting in my face are going to give some bad gift this is year. >> not me. >> somebody. >> i probably will. >> i definitely will. >> you'll receive some bad one, as well. this is -- >> no? >> this is what we try to help people with. for those who are going to
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somebody is looking at you, you open your bad gift. there's an l.a.-based comedy group to put together a few ways to react to those gifts you hate, look. >> oh, little mistaky-poo. this isn't mine. this is someone else's. >> no, it says jacob. >> it's not mine, though. >> you're jacob and this is your gift. >> who's next? sgl>> loving it. loving it. look at this, guys. [ laughter ] >> this is not what i wanted at >> okay. that's good. all right. >> what do you do? >> okay, what do you do? this is how you handle these awkward situations. there's ways to be polite about it. sometimes you will know that it's a regift. regift. do is acknowledge it? we discussed that on "gma" one day. i don't know about that.
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the awkwardness out of the way. >> what if it's not a regift. >> that's the chance you got to take, rob. >> like fourth and one. do i go for it or not. >> us just say thank you. this isn't hard. >> that's it, america. >> wisdom. >> okay. would i give you a gift? let me see if you just say thank you. all right. let's move on here. you all talked about the starbucks gift cards. that's an easy one always to just hand out. they're going to give millions of dollars in those, last-minute procrastinators. hollywood award season. i know you're seeing your movies and getting red di for the oscar race heating up. they launched a new website called my movie year enand you compete with your friends to see as many as you can and rank amongst your friends who watched the most movies and which of those movies become oscar nominated movies. a way to have a little fun. have a little fun. so going to have a little fun with you all this morning as part of a movie challenge.
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been watching or how many but screen. you all tell me which potential what is that. >> james bond whatever it is. >> bridge, bond and -- >> talk it out. >> "bridge of spies." "bridge of spies." all right. you get the idea now. maybe i should explain the rules a little bit. i'm sorry. now try this one. talk it out. what is that. >> a train. toy train. >> train. >> "trainwreck." >> good one. >> that one took longer than i expected. toy train -- that one took longer -- you all talked it out, though. i got one last one. millions of views on facebook, this thing has right now. this is a little holiday cheer for you. this is a jingle bells like you've never seen before. will and grace star sean hayes delivered this christmas gift to everybody. let me let you look first and
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jingle bells jingle all the way oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh jingle, jingle, jingle bells jink, jink, jingle bells >> sean hayes and his husband put it together with graphics and the whole shebang. that is barbara surprise and's "jingle bells." yes, they put it together.
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we'll be right back. this is a channel 7 eyewitness news brief. good morning, it is 8:27 on this wednesday, december 23rd, a very foggy day out there. i'm shirleen allicot. topping headlines at this hour, the dense fog creating big problems this morning, this is the view from kennedy airport. the fog is just ahead of the rain later on today meteorologist bill evans joins us with what you can expect today. >> yeah, the rain will be welcomed because that will knock the fog down. the visibilities get better. area. the warm air is responsible for the fog. it's 55 degrees. the visibilities are way low, a tenth at jfk and 3/10 at newark, a tenth on long island and zero on the jersey shore. this dense fog advisory is for another hour and a half. the rain comes up now into ocean county to cape may and is pushing northward.
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record high for christmas eve, which is 63 degrees. and we could set a record high on christmas day and sunday as well this weekend. have a great holiday. be very careful traveling. shirleen. thank you. and that fog causing some troubles on the roadways right heather? >> yes, absolutely. we're talking about this accident in shirley all morning long that closure continues sunrise highway and william floyd park north at sunrise highway. route 3 east at meadow land cleared. 30 minutes inbound at the lincoln. george washington bridge 45 miles per hour speed restrictions. holland is about a 20-minute delay. it's a gridlock alert day today, and street cleaning rules are in effect. shirleen, back to you.
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when we come back, we will take breaking news, real house wives of new jersey star theresa giudice is back home with her family after getting out of prison. she arrived at her home in montville just moments ago. she isn't entirely free just yet. guidice now starts her home confinement term that lasts until february 5th. she served nearly a year at a federal prison in danbury connecticut. her husband joe pleaded guilty to the same charge last year. he will report to prison in march. and that is the news for now. live with kelly and michael is
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coming now watch me whip, watch my nae nae >> yes, america, right over here, we have frosty the snowman. he is meeting our audience no the holiday classic, the nae nae. see him in action tonight. frosty's winter wonderland is part of the 25 days of christmas celebration on abc family. that airs tonight at 6:30, 5:30 central. george, you need a coat in this weather. >> you need a coat in all this snow coming down and getting down to the wire with a gift wrapping challenge. one last thing to wrap. >> okay, guy, a soccer ball? >> oh, that's mean, rob. get to work. >> she's got an advantage. she has two. >> we'll get to that. you're you're not done yet. 'tis the season for the
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did you know that? it 'tis. if you think you have the perfect pose sara haines wants to make sure your makeup is selfie-tastic. >> the perfect selfie easier said than done if you're taylor swift, heidi klum or kim kardashian but how do you go from this to this? enter dr. sara vicary, cover girl principal scientist. what do you think makes a perfect selfie? >> i think it's really showing your personality and coming through with your best face and the base is really important so foundation is critical. >> sara spent nearly two years in the cover girl lab in search of that perfect foundation for the perfect selfie. outlast stay luninast. they tested it using an iphone 5 and 6 naturally. >> getting the finish right wasn't simple. one lighting condition it would look perfect. then the flash and looked too glittery so had to go back and play with the formula until we got it right.
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smashbox and avon have been working on products designed to be more camera friendly. >> this is what girs are looking for. they want to look great on camera. they're taking selfies every day and they want to look great. >> reporter: dr. sara went through 43 iterations looking for that perfect foundation. and being a veteran of a few selfies gone wrong myself, i was all too happy to give it a try. before. and the results, well, you be the judge. remember that before, after. and life as we know it may never be the same. for "good morning america," sara haines, abc news, new york. >> looks great. >> she always looks great. >> she's adorable. "the big short" opens today. big movie buzz. it already has throw golden globe nominations and features some of hollywood's hottest stars and chris connelly spoke with the cast. >> before "the big short" was a
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playing wall street outsiders it was an acclaimed best-seller. >> it's such a great book but it's a very complicated subject matter. >> reporter: complicated enough to grasp the details of michael lewis' epic account of the 2007 collapse of the housing marc and harder for the director to make "the big short" into a people-pleasing laffer but trying to follow christian bale/. >> before we started i'd call adam and how is it going. he said, oh, my god, christian bale is incredible and i'm going, oh, no. i mean, i'm in a movie with christian bale. are you kidding me? i'm such a -- >> you know, everyone had that reaction because the first two weeks were all christian and the crew and all of us fell in love with christian, stupidly i would tell these guys that and go, oh. >> hang up the phone, oh, no. >> so grounded and specific and he's so collaborative and the footage looks beautiful.
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did "anchorman"? >> reporter: utterly transforms into michael with a knack for high finance and a lack of communication skills. >> have a very nice haircut. did you do it yourself? >> what? >> what was the most important thing in telling michael's story? >> mike was very understanding of the need for license. i was very surprised how understanding he was of that. you want to stay absolutely truthful to him because he is such a fascinating character. >> reporter: and ryan gosling plays a deep on the inside cynic with an attitude as shark fin sharp as his two-piece suit. just putting on that suit must have made you feel like i got this, right? >> i did and more putting on the wig i felt like, oh, i got this then i walked out of the trailer and saw steve and steve went, never do this again. >> reporter: for "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> it's a terrific movie. really, really good movie and in
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let's go over to rob. >> a lot of people from texas here. houston, couldn't be more excited.
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going on today as far. that's today's weather forecast. california, don't want to leave the west coast out. back to you, guys. >> thanks, rob. "spring awakening," the show that won eight tonys including best musical has reawakened back on broadway in an acclaimed production with a surprising twist and abc's linsey davis lucky enough to go behind the scenes with the cast. >> reporter: theater is always a delicate dance but imagine the complexity of that dance if half the cast doesn't hear the music. such is the case in the broadway revival of "spring awakening," the latest interpretation marries deaf and hearing cultures by incorporating sign language. >> people just assume that we're doing it for the deaf but it's for everybody. >> it's a kind of feast for your eye, your soul and your heart. >> reporter: set in late 19th century german it is a vibrant rock musical about teens
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sexuality and the perils of miscommunication. wasn't the theme about it being a lack of communication that inspired you? >> yes, it was. this is a story about people literally dying to be heard. people who have been marginalized and denied a voice. >> reporter: incorporating eight deaf actors required quite a bit of theatrical innovation. is this one of them here? >> we'll turn them on to warn something. >> reporter: some happen in plain sight right on center stage. >> every time somebody is lighting a candle or opening a letter or pointing off to stage, it might be cueing a deaf person to start signing. >> you follow me? >> yes, momma. >> reporter: signing comes natural already for cameron mann i'm known for "the practice" but before her acting career took off she worked as an interpreter. >> my father said i have to have a plan b. it was my waitressing job.
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>> reporter: marlee matlin has done it all from movies to sit copperfields, even "dancing with the stars." how does broadway compare? >> can't compare. >> you cannot compare broadway to all the other work that i've done because it's an entirely different world. it's called live. one take and it's real and the you. >> reporter: critics rave the signing is sodone so deftly it needs to have a place in musical theater. whether you can hear it or not this is an experience you feel. for abc news, linsey davis, new york. >> they're all saying how much we want to see this show. yes, "spring awakening" is right now on broadway but coming up, one you don't want to miss either the winner of our last-minute wrapping challenge, who has the grand prize all
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i felt bad. what boos? >> it's an art piece. >> and mara, your soccer ball. >> oh, yeah. >> sorry, rob. maxwell. >> here's the thing, clearly this is a better job. >> yeah. >> clearly. >> but she had to work really hard. there is a trick. the trick is, you take a ball and put it in a bowel and wrap it and tie it up. >> why in a bowl. >> it holds it and then the paper -- >> and then the paper is here. >> okay, there's no cut. it's just one sheet of paper. >> just one sheet of paper. >> tomorrow you're up. the next challenge was utensils. you want to give someone a house warming gift. new kitchen, new home. how do you do it? i'll let mara start first.
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you have a candy theme. >> i'm hormonally primed for this and nesting like crazy. this is right up my wheelhouse. >> let me tell you, this segment got my hormones cranking too and -- look at that advance -- that spatula. >> he shredded the paper itself. >> you wanted the paper shred shredded? >> yeah. that's advanced. that's artwork. >> i'll let maxwell break the news to you. >> i think he put it in a blender as well. >> so -- >> people -- >> people. >> use the apron. >> use the apron, this is call ed a japanese wrapping technique which you use fabric which you had -- >> what a great thing because kitchen items and an apron. we tricked you. you thought you needed to be wearing the apron. >> don't reveal the final. the final was candles. i think that the problem with giving candles is obviously cylinder but also the trio of
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first. >> come on, look at that, right? got to give it up here. >> where are the other ones? >> trio, one there and one there. the coup de grace. >> i did them individually. >> what do you think? >> i think you both did a really fine job. >> actually, come on. >> but look at this. >> light the paper. >> it's. >> it's a party popper. >> they're not going to know it's a candle until they open it up. >> how did you -- did you tape them together? >> no, they're using a couple sheets of wrapping paper. >> and tissue. >> just one piece. >> and the secret trick is double sided tape there's no -- >> i just want to make sure he had the opportunity. >> i thought it was sticking everywhere. it was tying me up. >> final tip on any oddly shaped gift, one nugget in a nutshell. >> one nugget or nutshell. >> get creative. >> and do wrap it.
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they're a copout. >> i don't like that one. next, apartment therapy. i believe that the fruitcake, i'm sorry to say, rob, goes to our girl, mara schiavocampo. >> congratulations. speech. coming up holiday treats.
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how else do you think he gets around so fast? take the reins this holiday and get the mercedes-benz you've always wanted during the winter event. hurry, offers end january 4th! it's a little too warm outside for frosty. he decided to come on in. welcome. >> hi, frosty. >> good to see you. >> of course, we're counting down to christmas. if you're looking for a delicious holiday breakfast idea check out these tips that michael strahan got from the creator of the cronut. >> all right, everybody, looking for the perfect recipe to sweeten your holiday season like i am we can all stop looking, the search is over because dominique ansel is here with a unique treat for christmas.
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>> welcome to the show. >> thank you. >> you liege. >> liege waffles. >> what makes them different than a regular waffle. >> it's very specific recipe that is very alive. so this one, it's called inside out liege waffle. >> ooh. i don't even know what it means. >> it means we put the maple syrup inside the waffle. >> really? okay, can you show us how to do it. >> so we start with very simple recipe and something you can do at home for the holidays. start off with some flour. >> let me do that. i'll help. i know simple well. there we go. i want to feel like i'm making these. >> and add some salt, some dry yeeft, brown sugar. and then we have -- >> brown sugar. >> mix it up a little bit and add the eggs one at a time.
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time when they're all in here? goo luck. >> just pour slowly. >> whoa, yeah. >> see, you can do it. >> all right, once that's in there, how long do we blend it? >> until it's all combined together and then we'll add the water, add it warm to start activating the yeeft and at the end we have a little bit of melted butter. >> okay. >> there you go, you'll mix this for about a few minutes and once it's done, you're going to end up with something like this. >> this is what it looks like when you're done. >> okay. >> ah. >> this was left outside with just plastic wrap on top for 30 minutes so we start the fermentation then we take a little bit of this dough, we can take just with a spoon and we'll mix up what we call powder sugar. small pieces of sugar. we'll just go into sprinkle on top right here. place it right here. >> just that simple.
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something small like this. very like vash de crispy, caramelized on the outside then if you open it, actually you see the maple syrup. this one is special. this is the recipe we do at the kitchen. we have the maple syrup inside so if you do it at home you can do a simple one like this. >> you brought other treats. what do we have here. >> the cinnamon spun roll which is made of -- it's really delicious. christmas, this is one of our best-seller, christmas morning cereal. cut it with chocolate with cinnamon and caramelized hazelnut and this is our wreath for the holidays which is made of bread with some marshmallows on top. >> you never cease to amaze me. we'll enjoy this the second i get off air. thank you, dom. >> thank you. >> all right, guys. we actually got some of the christmas morning cereal. >> it's a great little snack. >> excellent. we want to thank dominique ansel for that. you can get his treats.
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>> he likes it. new york kitchen and bakery and we will be back with frosty and will smith on his new role in "concussion." (man) what's that, remy? (remy) it-it's a speck of cork, sir. (vo) a new york gentleman spends $28,000 a week on wine to sit in. (man) i'm so sorry you had to see this. (vo) you'd make a way better rich person. (man) i'll be in the pool. (vo) lotto. making more new yorkers rich than any other game. who coined the term "side bread?" because there's nothing
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frosty is excited about it. so are we in the movie that is quite serious he plays forensic pathologist who discovers a connection between playing football and brain damage and jesse palmer sat down with the star and his on-screen wife. >> i found a disease that no one has ever seen. repetitive head trauma chokes the brain. >> reporter: for will smith taking on the role of dr. omalu was a difficult personal choice the you're a fan of football and i know that may have given you a little angst before you were deciding to do the film. >> absolutely but after meeting with dr. omalu and we sat down and one of the lines we use in the film was something he said to me in our first meeting. >> when i was a boy, heaven was here and america was here. >> i was deeply moved by that
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telling his story more than an expose on football. >> reporter: smith's wife is playedably the versatile gugu mbatha-raw. the studio wanted you to do a reading as a chemistry test even though you two had already met. what was that like? >> the chemistry read, i was really nervous actually. i was really, really nervous but it went really well. i mean -- >> i saw a picture of oh, yeah, we got cremehemistry.your men continue to die and their families left in ruin. >> your accent. you had a dialect coach. >> it's very jarring to audiences who have heard my voice for decades, so as an actor that's part of the fear, but it's also a part of the challenge.
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work, the world will deny my work. >> reporter: for "good morning america," jesse palmer, abc news, new york. >> boy, it sure likes like he rose to the challenge. >> yeah, he did, indeed. opens on christmas day. looks terrific. >> yeah, we're coming up on christmas day. thank you, frosty, for coming in today. >> look at frosty. he's made himself right at home. >> festive preholiday show. back tomorrow for christmas eve. so long. this is a channel 7 eyewitness news brief. good morning, it is 8:56 on this wednesday, december 23rd. i'm shirleen allicot.
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problems this morning, and this is a live look at route 3 in the east rutherford area. the fog is just ahead of the rain later today. meteorologist bill evans joins today. >> it's one of the few views we can see from our cameras. you can see it's dry on the upper west side where our 9:00 degrees. south. that will knock this fog down. that will be a big help. that's going to be another hour or two before that really gets going. we're going to be looking at this dense fog advisory until 10. the rain to the south is starting to get now into ocean county and headed to monmouth. more of that will build into the area knocking this fog down. we'll get to 62 this afternoon. now tomorrow we're going to set a record high. we're going to crush it as we get to 74. we get to 75 we tie the all of december. could set a record high on sunday.
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great christmas. >> speaking of traveling, hi there heather. >> hi shirleen. if you want to use your subways we have a couple of issues. problems kingsbridge road, problems at 61st street wood side. arrivals at newark, jfk and laguardia. definitely get in contact with a carrier: sunrise highway west william floyd parkway to horse block road shut down through that spot. it's a gridlock alert day. street cleaning rules are in effect. shirleen back to you. thank you. and that is the news for now.
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