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>> we have a beautiful day to fly. heather says 78. i say 80. that's what the temperature will be. 63 this hour at 7:00. 74 by noontime. 80 this afternoon. pop-up shower or thunderstorm starts around 3:00, 4:00. it's not a washout but you could run into a shower this evening, tonight and tomorrow and sunday a couple of nice sunny days. great weekend coming up. have a great, safe weekend. >> thank you, bill. >> that's the news for now. i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your morning with us. have a terrific weekend. "good morning america" is up ofof the dearly beloved we are gathered together to get through this thing called life good morning, america. celebrating outpouring of love for the electrifying star who changed the face of music, defying
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learning breaking new details about his mysterious sudden death found unresponsive in his studio's elevator a week after being sick. his flight making an emergency landing. the investigation underway right now. this is what it sounds like when doves cry >> i could have never imagined this in my wildest dream. >> a seven-time grammy winner oscar winner and rock & roll hall of famer, the 5'2" star larger than life. the enigmatic entertainer never shying away from controversy always pushing the envelope. >> when you're 20 years old you're looking for the ledge. you want to see how far you can push everything. >> his very private life offstage. his final days and that incredible last performance just a week ago. i never meant to cause you any sorrow we're celebrating the pioneering prince, those who knew him best joining us live this morning.
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purple rain purple rain good morning, america. and on this friday morning we are celebrating prince, what a legendary career as amy said, a pioneering musician, sold more than 100 million albums. he won grammys and an oscar, had such profound impact on music and pop culture and take a look at this from late yesterday. a rainbow appears over his estate, the paisley park studios. >> wow, that just gives you chills. so beautiful and so many other tributes pouring in from around the world. minneapolis, lighting their bridge purple. the superdome changing color, just some of the many trib buts this morning and here's my favorite one, take a live look at this, yeah, that is an all night dance party that's now turned into a morning jam session. it's at the first avenue theater in minneapolis where prince
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see at this hour this is a live shot. that party still going on strong. >> i think that would be his favorite tribute, as well. he always stayed so close to his tometown. much more of the celebration of his life ahead. we do begin with the mystery surrounding his death found in an elevator at his home and dan harris is outside paisley park in chanhassen with the latest, good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning, police are trying to figure out a man who hosted a dance party on saturday night died just days later. meanwhile, the city of minneapolis reacting to the news of the passing of a beloved and often mysterious local icon with a mixture of sadness and as you saw, celebration. purple rain >> reporter: overnight thousands celebrating his life with a massive street party in downtown minneapolis and all night dance party at the famed first avenue club.
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purple rain purple rain >> reporter: where prince performed so many times and at paisley park paying respects where prince lived and worked. >> i didn't believe it. he was just here saturday. >> reporter: at paisley park, 7801 audubon road, person down not breathing. >> reporter: this morning, the mystery, sheriff's deputies responded to the artist's home where they found 57-year-old prince rogers nelson unresponsive in an elevator that led to his living quarters. they attempted cpr but couldn't revive him. just seven days ago his private jet made an emergency landing in moline, illinois, hours after he performed two shows in atlanta. at the time prince's camp said he had the flu and left the hospital just three hours after being admitted. the next day in an apparent attempt to show his fans he was all right, he tweeted that he was having a dance party at paisley park during that party
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wait a few days before you waste any prayers. raising even more questions about what happened to this man beloved around the world and most for vently here in his hometown. what brings you down here tonight? >> prince, i mean, i love the man. it's been such a huge inspiration to me. huge part of this city. >> reporter: back here live at paisley park where the staff have told local authorities that prince apparently saw a doctor the day before he died. the medical examiner will now conduct a whole battery of tests including checking to see whether there were any drugs in prince's system. amy, back to you. >> all right, dan, we appreciate it. and we want to talk now about the musical genius of prince. he sold more than 100 million records in a career spanning four decades winning seven grammys, a golden globe and an oscar and abc's chris connelly is in los angeles with more on prince's legacy. good morning to you, chris. >> reporter: good morning, amy. fellow musicians marveled at his technique and sense of musical
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fans loved his pop craft and showmanship and the best traditions of rock stardom he could be admirably defiant and on stage, forget about it. prince had no peer. dearly beloved we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life not. >> reporter: for decades his royal badness, un vaer sally acclaimed as the most prodigious singer, songwriter in musical history. i want your extra time and your kiss >> reporter: the seven time grammy record, his sold out shows were state of the art. sexy and sensational. driving fans into a frenzy. don't stop till i reach the top sing et we are the star >> reporter: he created a witty captivating pop persona rich in personal mystery.
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>> reporter: even dick clark struggling to get the 19-year-old prince to open up on "american ban bandtan". >> somebody told me you played every instrument on the album, is that correct? >> maybe. >> you're very shy. >> reporter: prince rogers nelson grew up in minneapolis with musical influences that spanned genres from joni mitchell to james brown. two thousand zero zero party over oops out of time so tonight i'm gonna party like it's 1999 >> reporter: the mid '80s saw him explode into pop consciousness such as 1999 and "little red corvette". little red corvette baby you're much too fast report all of it setting the stage for his career defining "purple rain." purple rain purple rain >> reporter: the song, the album and the film that would make
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undeniable superstar. >> you have to purify in lake minnetonka. >> reporter: for some it pushed the level of decency. i knew a girl named nikki i guess you could say she was a sex fiend >> when you're 20 years old you're looking for the ledge. you want to see how far you can push everything and as an artist, i just went there. >> reporter: his music becoming the soundtrack for a generation and for other artists too, he wrote "manic monday" for the bangles. just another manic monday >> reporter: sinead o'connor's "nothing compares to you." >> reporter: and breathed funky life into the joker for the 1989 "batman" movie. later he'd fall out with his own record label writing slave on
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an unpronounceable symbol explaining his reasons to cnn's larry king. >> divorce me from the past and all the hangups that go along with it. >> reporter: inducted into the rock 'n' roll& roll hall of fame, earning standing os wherever he went from his final show in atlanta where he played david bowie's "heroes," prince retained his singular greatness and his uncommon ability to move an audience to ecstasy and tears and triumph. purple rain the social justice side writing songs about the devastation of hurricane katrina and the freddie gray case in baltimore. so much to celebrate, george, but what a sad morning. >> a lovely tribute. thank you for that joined by
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on his biggest hits including "purple rain." sheila, thanks for joining us. i knew you flew to minneapolis tweeted you were heartbroken. what more can you tell us about the loss of your dear friend? >> well, first of all you did a wonderful tribute. this is the first time i've heard everything since yesterday and to hear all the wonderful songs that he's written and the things that he has said all these years it's weird to listen to it in headphones and sit here and just be here in minneapolis and it's unreal. it's surreal. i miss him dearly. it's very devastating and he's done so much for music. he's created music that no one has ever done before. he had his own sound and he did it for the people. did it for the fans. he's done everything for them.
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prince had been having health problems? >> well, to me he is like an athlete and, you know, athletes trained and they get injured and, you know, we know that he's had issues with, you know, his hips. if you look back in the days of "purple rain" when he was on top of risers and jumping down off risers in those heels, you know, it damaged, you know, parts of his body so i know we're always injured when we play on stage. we're getting hurt all the time so i don't know anything other than that. >> let's go back to some happier types. you met in 1978 and is it true he wanted to marry you from the moment you met? >> yes. i met him at one of his first concerts during his very first record and he played in the bay area in oakland, california, and when i went backstage to
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him and the bass player were fighting to which one was going to marry me first. >> and he proposed to you on stage? >> yeah, that was years later but, yes. >> tell us about that moment. >> well, it was special. it was during "purple rain" and i was playing drums at the time and he turned around and looked at me and asked me to marry him. and i said yes. >> you know, for such a public man he led a remarkably private life as well and what do you want the public to know about him that we may not know? >> he was a private person, everyone knows that and there's things that we have shared him and i together that will never -- people will never know. they are our own moments and for the fans, you know, all i can
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him he loved them even more. his life was music and he gave everything his all to create music as paisley is a dynasty it's a museum. it's a place where he created and for the fans to know that, i know they know that. we all feel the same way in how he wrote amazing music for all of us to enjoy. that will be here forever. >> certainly will. sheila e., thank you for joining us this morning. we'll have much more on prince's influence, performances coming up later in the show. >> cannot wait for that. we move to another big story, the race for the white house, both front-runners donald trump and hillary clinton hoping to keep that momentum going after big wins in new york, five states up for grabs tuesday, pennsylvania, the biggest prize and abc's cecilia vega is in philadelphia with the very latest. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: amy, good morning to you. pennsylvania is the biggest prize for so many reason, this is a key swing state and what happens here on tuesday could be
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general election. >> ladies and gentlemen, this is donald trump, how are you? >> reporter: overnight donald trump taking matters into his own hands. >> so i am supposed to wait a half an hour but i can't do that to you so we're going to come on right now. y'all ready for this >> reporter: introducing himself at aally in pennsylvania. >> i've never introduced myself. >> reporter: but that personal touch trumped by protesters in the audience. >> get them out of here. get them out. >> reporter: interrupting the front-runner at least six times. >> get them out. get them out. get them out. >> don't worry about it. you can't even hear -- oh, but the police are there already. look at that guy. >> reporter: this morning trump looking past the protests and ahead to the general election. >> and really i want to run against hillary. i don't want to run against bernie. i really want to run against -- i want to run against crooked hillary clinton.
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>> i don't know. i think she's qualified, i guess but that doesn't mean she's good. so bernie sanders, not me, said she's not qualified. so now i'm going to say she's not qualified, okay. >> reporter: going off on his gop rivals. >> cruz and kasich have no path to victory. it's over. it's over. i just love it. i love it. it's so cool. >> reporter: overnight at a gop dinner in indiana, ted cruz staging his own protest against the front-runner. >> if donald is our nominee we lose and lose by double digits. >> reporter: and the 2016 race for the white house has hit a new milestone. the candidates and their affiliated political groups have now spent a combined $1 billion, george, that is billion with a "b." i've got one more number for you this morning. 199 days to go. that's it. who's counting?
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jon karl, lots of states in play. on the republican side all look strong for donald trump. >> reporter: the next states look like trump territory. in you look at where the delegate count stands right now trump has a growing lead both ted cruz and john kasich are mathematically eliminated of clinching before the nomination but still needs nearly 400 delegates to clinch. the next several states are a golden opportunity to get towards that direction. if you look they're all in the northeast, mid-atlantic, the place where donald trump has done best and, george, in three -- the three biggest states we've seen polls in all of them trump has a huge lead. >> on the democratic side, jon, on tuesday, hillary clinton can put the pledge delegates pretty much out of reach of bernie sanders. >> she sure could. if you look at where that stands hillary clinton is about 80%, more than 0% of the way towards clinching and these five states for the democrats, same as for the republican, four of them are closed primaries that means only democrats can vote, no independents. bernie sanders is has not won a single closed primary so far.
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okay, jon karl, thanks very much. over now to lara. >> thank you, george. we'll talk more now about the life and legacy of prince and performance. do you remember he won over a new generation of fans singing "purple rain" in a downpour when he was told it would be a wet one, his response is can you make it rain harder? oh no let's go >> reporter: in a word it was simply electric. prince taking super bowl xli's halftime show by storm tearing it up from the middle of his symbol shaped stage. oh #oh >> reporter: a massive storm adding to the drama, the first time it had ever rained during the super bowl with four electric guitars and countless light, the show's producers worried how prince would react. the legend rolling with the punches though joking and asking them if they could make it rain harder?
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all this rain can i play this guitar >> reporter: and who can forget this earth shattering visual spectacle. just prince and his guitar setting the bar for future shows to come like beyonce. and katy perry. prince giving not just the best of himself but other artists using his 12 minutes on stage not to promote a new single of his own but to cover songs by the few fighters and credence clearwater revival. rolling on the river >> reporter: some saying that performance inspired future halftime combos we've come to love like coldplay sharing the stage with bruno mars and queen bey and katy perry with lenny craft sit and missy elliott. purple rain purple rain >> reporter: inspiring and reminding us all that the man and his music were magic. could put on a show.
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instruments? >> wow. >> he was the real deal. >> i got to see him in concert two years ago. >> you did. >> i'm telling you, i am so honored that i got to see genius, genius on that stage. there was no one like him. i know we've been talking about "purple rain" but there's rain heading east. >> as prince would say, please make it rain harder cause we could use it across the east coast. fires in north carolina, hyde county, 15% contain many. abnormally dry here so we'll
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around rush hour. and coming up, so much more as we celebrate the life of prince, a look at his very private life offstage out of the spotlight. what the superstar was really like behind the scenes. so tonight i'm gonna party like it's 1999 how are you doing today? that's how i am. red head fred. ultra rare. i collect these too. nah, these are for my dog because he can never decide which one he wants
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we have to see how the car free earth day goes over. their are three areas, broadway to float iron at east 23rd to union square and no cars alleged loud around washington park and in the bronx between 173rd and 177th street will be a pedestrian oasis. we check the commute with heather o'rourke. >> we have an accident on the l.i.e. in suffolk county westbound near exit 57. avoid that spot if you can. on 78 eastbound, the express lanes near 58-a we have one accident to the left. this is the accident that
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only the right shoulder is open. hop on route 22 as your alternate going to newark. rubbernecking delays. 15 minutes inbound george washington bridge. tunnel. turnpike. holland is 30. street cleaning rules are in effect. over to you. >> bill evans with the weekend forecast. >> it looks great. a couple of showers, maybe a thunderstorm this afternoon. 63 this afternoon. hazy sunshine. that will be the weather today. there might be a pop-up shower or thunderstorm. not a wash out. coastal sections will be cooler with the winds from the southwest. this afternoon we will get close to 80. could be a pop up scattered shower. have the umbrella for after schoolen commute into tonight. weekend is gorgeous. >> thank you, sir.
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don't make you chase you even doves have pride welcome back to "gma." looking live at the paisley park compound outside prince's estate where the legendary star passed away. tributes are pouring in right now and we'll have so much more on his life and legacy in a moment. also right now, the
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the white house. five states up for grabs tuesday. hillary clinton and donald trump, hoping to carry their momentum from new york into those primaries and the obamas are enjoying a royal filled friday in london dining with queen elizabeth one day after her 90th birthday and joining prince william, kate and harry this evening. the queen is speaking out this morning. we are going to have much more in our second hour. then speaking of royalty, more on the passing of prince, alicia keys now weighing in saying he was a gift. a genius and a reminder that we have no limits and then we want you to take a look at this, the cover of next week's "new yorker" is a tribute to the icon and his legacy. you can see the purple rain, so simple and i love that. >> just right. they always do get it right. we'll take a look now at prince's life offstage. the flamboyant performer was a very private man choosing to live out of the spotlight in his minnesota hometown and abc's linsey davis is outside his home
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good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, george. when asked once why he chose to still live in minneapolis he said it's so cold it keeps the bad people out. he was a mystery and musician and the combination only helped to enhance the intrigue. sigh cast so purple >> reporter: simply put prince was an enigma, kripty tick and captivating. >> offstage you're quiet and mysterious. what is that all about? >> i'm just that way around you. >> reporter: intriguing and eccentric, androgynous and ambiguous. the lyrics in his song "controversy" remind much of his life was shrouded in mystery, am i black or white, am i straight or gay, do i believe in god, do i believe in me? >> okay, so people think you're weird. they think you're strange. what do you warrant them to know? >> the music. >> reporter: prince, he was
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he was the physical embodiment of pure music. >> reporter: christopher moon has been credited with discovering him. >> his dream really wasn't to be a musician. his dream was to be a basketball player. height worked against him. he let the music do the talking. >> reporter: the world listened eager as this 5'2" force broke all the rules. in 1993 when prince clashed with his record label warner brothers journalists started to call him the artist formerly known as prince, he compared record labels to slavery. it wasn't until he ended his 18-year dispute that he went back to being called prince. >> a friend of mine said, so what should i call you now and i said you can call me prince and it just felt good to say that again because i hadn't in so long. >> reporter: still rocking his high heels in 2001 he famously became a gee jova's witness dean donning disguises to go door knocking to talk about his faith but in many ways he treated
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scream out loud >> reporter: released hundreds of songs and reportedly filled vaults with thousands more. >> one day someone will we lease them. i don't know that i'll get to release them. >> reporter: at least one indication that we've not yet heard the last of this enigmatic superstar. so sue me if i go too fast >> reporter: prince's name changed to an unpronounceable symbol is near the top of "rolling stone's" list of boldest career moves in rock 'n' roll history. at times people didn't know what to call him. today he's being called a genius, a legend and an icon. >> joining us now is brian hiatt, senior writing for "rolling stone" magazine and interviewed him and the piece never ran because prince ended up not wanting to pose for a photo. >> exactly. >> is it safe to assume it'll run now. >> a version of that piece will, indeed, run. yes.
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>> incredible and surreal experience and feels dreamlike since i hadn't written about it yet but basically paisley park was this sort of self-enclosed world and i wouldn't say had a cultlike atmosphere but certainly had an insular atmosphere where some of the musicians said i literally don't know what day it is or what time it is. >> like a vegas casino. >> exactly. >> i mean how would you describe him? was he a complicated man? >> he was -- first of all in person he was very warm and personable and as normal -- >> funny. >> funny, sure. funny, absolutely. but, you know, as an artist and as a persona, yeah, he's about as complicated an as an artist could be. >> he chose to live in minnesota, why? >> he likes the fact that the cold keeps the bad people away. so -- but the truth is, listen, he had built this compound here. it was a place where he could do his work and his work were all that mattered to him and it's
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most work with the least distractions. >> and speaking of his work, he's talked about in the past having a vault that's rumored to have hundreds of unreleased songs. did he reference the suit? did you see the vault? >> yeah, i didn't see the vault. i know the vault is actually a hard drive, maybe. yes, we talked about the vault. he said, you know, it lives up to its legend. there are full -- we're going to be releasing a little bit of the interview online and there are full albums. they are from the "purple rain" period even. >> so we can expect posthumously legendary songs perhaps. >> assuming there's some provision for them to come out. >> his ex-wife, mayte, said in an interview he was wearing heels. >> not only was he wearing heels and the kind of detail you dream of, he was wearing clear lucite heels that lit up with every step.
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>> seems very fitting. you're correct and we mentioned you heard linsey say he converted to jehovah's witness in 2001. did you talk to him about his religion and how it affected his life. >> we talked about religion a lot. he never used the words jehovah's witness and i couldn't tell whether he had perhaps broadened his religious beliefs or what, but, you know, he certainly -- he talked about the bible and talked about being grounded in it. >> he was celibate in recent years. >> he talked about being celibate. he was rechanneling that energy into other things, he said it was like fasting from food, that after a few days you don't feel it anymore. he said he wasn't perfect, though. >> he was perfect in terms of his music. brian hiatt. thank you so much. we appreciate it. >> can't wait to see the article. coming up here, tony stewart will return to the track taking nascar to task. he says their new rule is
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back now with nascar driver tony stewart in hot water this morning just as he's about to return to the track before retiring at the end of this season. officials now fining him $35,000 for questioning nascar's commitment to safety. abc's ryan smith is here with details. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, lara. he's been out of competition since cracking his vertebrae in january but nascar fining him before his rubber even hits the road after he spoke out against the policy he thinks puts drivers in harm's way. this morning, just as tony stewart is announcing his come p comeback from an off-track injury he's already causing a blow-out among race fans and officials. >> it should be outperforming the other teams, not jeopardizing drivers' lives." >> reporter: taking nascar to task over a new policy loosening restrictions on pit crews who mount tires with one or more of their lug nuts missing. >> they're putting competition before safety and that's something i can't believe that nascar has let happen. >> reporter: the three time
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stranger to controversy. famously brawling in the pits and in the stands. >> i've made a career out of doing things i wasn't supposed to do. >> reporter: in 2014 an alleged confrontation with a fellow dirt track racer led to stewart's car hitting and killing kevin ward jr. the crash ruled an accident and stewart was never charged with i acrime. but now smoke is drawing the line at the nascar rule change which took effect last season telling the "charlotte observer" you will not have heard a rant that's going to be as bad as what comes out of my my if a driver gets hurt because of a loose wheel that hurts one of them." >> reporter: new technology and camera systems have led to officials being less needed in that area of the track which means the organization is relying on team owners and crews to enforce tire mounting safety requirements. and other legendary drivers are getting nervous too. >> i'm one of the guys who's freaked out by it. i've had a few come off and it never ends well. >> reporter: nascar fining stewart for disparaging the
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but the sprint cup drivers council will pay part of his fine. as for the driver they call smoke he's focused on racing announceing on twitter he'll return to the track thursday and adding i can't wait to race adding #smokewillrise. coming up, queen elizabeth, hello, hi, here i am. queen elizabeth is speaking out this morning revealing her secret hobby and her nickname and sharing some home videos from the royal vault. and they say imitation highest form of flattery. a look at some of the celebrities that have honored prince with their impressions. the kind you buy in a secondhand store
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moments of his career, so many stars celebrating him this morning and abc's t.j. holmes is here with more on that. hey, t.j. >> good morning to you, robach. most musicians, artists weren't crazy enough to imitate the styles, music, even the voice, good luck with that.
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him, comedians loved it and he seemed to be flattered at least by some of it. purple rain purple rain >> reporter: initial shock and sadness turned to celebration of prince's life and music. honored through imitation. prince's unique style and voice made him a favorite of comedians perhaps most memorably dave chappelle. >> assemble your crew. i'll be outside. >> reporter: this skit fold what turned out to be a true story of eddie murphy and his brother charlie meeting prince in a club and going back to his house where prince schooled him in a game of basketball. >> why don't you purify yourself in the wears of lake minnetonka. >> reporter: afterwards prince served them pancakes. >> it was a good game. >> i wish i could say the same for you. >> reporter: prince seemed to like the skit so much he used chappelle's image on the cover of his single "breakfast can wait." jamie foxx also took a shot at a
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>> one time i poured chocolate all over sheila e. or was it morris? >> reporter: and "snl" once had the prince show. >> press is about to have an allergy attack. ooh ooh oh oh aah ooh shoo >> forget some of this stuff. artist weren't crazy enough to do it. comedians loved doing it. that pancake story is now a part of prince lore. everybody wants to talk about it, but, yes, he was a pretty good ball player and talked about it on a radio interview and said, yes, i served them pancakes. i didn't cook them but i served them. >> he played in school. he wasn't very tall but apparently he had game. >> 5'2", you got a couple issues.
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>> he turned to the microphone tang goodness. >> can you do an impression. >> everybody can do one? all you have to do is get a little something. just a little eh. i'm not going to do a move but that's why people love to imitate him. >> by the way, everyone can't do that. all right, a lot more coming up in our next hour on prince. coming up, "gma's" spice up your cooking brought to you by king's hawaiian. irresistible since 1950. want great whitening without the mess? think outside the box colgate optic white toothbrush plus whitening pen for 5 shades whiter teeth. brush, whiten, go! no mess, no waiting, no rinsing. colgate optic white toothbrush plus whitening pen.
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"good morning america" is brought to you by harvoni. are you ready? good morning. 7:56. friday, april 22. i'm ken rosato. fans are paying contribute to prince today after his sudden death at his home in minnesota. the marquee at the apollo theater in harlem is lit up in his honor.
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spike lee held a dance party outside his studio in fort greene. hundreds filled the streets to dance to remember the artist. an autopsy will be conducted today. a horrible night for a dozen people driven out of their homes by a roaring fire on long island. fierce flames at the blue ridge condo complex in medford. five extra fire departments were called in to help. it took two hours to get the blaze under control. time to check the commute with heather o'rourke. >> we will talk about this, the l.i.e. westbound near exit 57 in suffolk county. we have an accident being worked on. a problem on the fdr near 14th street. that is another collision. subway service is on or close to schedule. george washington bridge with a 5 minute delay. lincoln tunnel up to a 30- minute delay. holland tunnel up to a 40 minute delay. alternate side of the street
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today. ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. time for meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. we got sunshine, ken. the temperature at 8:00 will be 65 degrees. normally the average high temperature is about 63. so, it's warming up fast out there. 64 around teterboro. white plains cooler. 63 poughkeepsie. 61 newburgh. coastal sections will be cooler with the southerly wind off the 52-degree water. near 80 this afternoon. a shower or thunderstorm. it's not a wash out. the weekend is beautiful. ken? >> bill, thank you. that's the news for now. coming up on gma, the latest on
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little red corvette good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. celebrating the prince of pop. too fast >> the electrifying star who transformed music. little red corvette you don't have to be beautiful
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and artists from lenny craftkravitz, justin timberlake and beyonce. just another magic monday >> the hits he was behind. purple rain purple rain >> shifting the way we think about music, fashion, faith and ourselves. go crazy now those who knew him best speaking out this morning. what you don't know about the pop legend and a very special prince tribute as we say -- good morning america and good morning, america. thank you to the harlem gospel choir right there. they'll have a special live tribute to prince coming up in just a little bit. it looks so good. >> really looking forward to that.
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celebrating the pop legend, you are looking at the hard rock cafe right here in times square. the lyrics of so many of prince's hit songs up there this morning and the tributes are pouring in to the incredible artist. >> broadway really turned out for this. they came out in full force for the music icon. the cast of "the color purple" including jennifer hudson sang a moving rendition of "purple rain" and then over at "hamilton" they danced it out to "let's go crazy." >> that's great. take a look at this. almost a thousand fans gathered at spike lee's house in brooklyn where he threw an impromptu dance party. i wish i got the invite to celebrate the purple one's life. and, amy, did i give you enough time. >> yes, you did, thank you very much. i enjoyed that. i appreciate it. all right. thanks, lara. thank you, everybody. we begin with the race for the white house. and donald trump prompting to tone it down and become more of
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trump aides told republican party officials in a closed door meeting that trump has been projecting an image during the campaign and promise he'll reshaich that image and evolve into a real different guy. ted cruz pounced accusing trump of putting on an act. cruz is also slamming trump for his position on north carolina's so-called transgender bathroom law saying he is too politically correct to be the republican nominee. grief counselors are standing by at a high school in delaware where a student has died after a violent fight in the girls' bathroom. classmates gathered for amy joyner who was air-lifted to the hospital but later died from her injuries. police are investigating reports that that fight may have been over a boy. well, there are new concerns about safety ahead of the summer olympics in rio. a newly built bike lane collapsed into the ocean on thursday killing two people. this just adds to a long list of worries surrounding preparations for the games including
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well, more tough types at sears, that company closing 68 of its kmart stores nationwide and ten more sears stores because of slow sales. that's in addition to 50 store closures recently announced. well, the u.s. army is investigating a mishap during this training exercise in germany. the video shows three humvees crashing to the ground. look at that. the massive military vehicles were supposed to float down with parachutes but they broke free, each humvee cost $200,000. well, a moving tribute has been unveiled to the tuskegee airmen of world war ii and our own robin roberts and her sister sally-ann helped open a new exhibit in new orleans dedicated to the trailblazing men who were the first african-american fighter pilots. robin shared memories of her father's time in the service. >> and i remember my father just beaming and he had his red jacket on and i talked to him about his experience and he said he never felt more free than
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flying. >> the two retired airmen now 90 and 96-year-olds attended the ceremony where a newly restored ed plane was unveiled. jodie sweetin injured her foot during rehearsals while trying to re-create a dance once performed by pink. >> you heard that scream. >> she is resting her foot. and taking things day by day. we certainly wish her well in her recovery. that looked painful. >> all right. finally a sign of the times for an american icon. cracker jack boxes will no longer contain actual toys. >> no. >> no. >> the company is replacing the toys with stickers that have a digital code for mobile games so my kids can be on their devices even more than they already are. >> what a generation gap here. everybody here is upset. our kids are going to love it. >> they are so excited.
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the little -- oh, anyway. >> keep your phone handy when you open up that box. >> over to lara. thank you so much, george, here's what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." we, of course, are celebrating the prince of pop. how he shaped the careers of beyonce, justin timberlake and so many others and then another royal making headlines. queen elizabeth sharing home videos this morning taking us inside her secret vault and may be spring but winter is coming. did i say it right, amy? we're gearing up for "game of thrones," the real jamie lannister is with us and the throne. so nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. >> welcome to times square. we'll be back.thank you so much. did you say honey? hey, try some? mmm that is tasty. is it real? of course... are you? nope animated you know i'm always looking for real honey for honey nut cheerios well you've come to the right place. great, mind if i have another taste? not at all
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sing it come on >> how about that, prince on "jimmy kimmel" back in 2012. rock 'n' roll love affair. >> yes. >> so good. >> yeah, and all morning long we are celebrating his unique musical genius, this is a talent that inspired a generation in music, on screen, across our culture and abc's deborah roberts is here with the legacy of prince. good morning, deborah. >> reporter: good morning, george. everybody seems to just be rocking to prince's music. whether he called himself prince, the artist formerly known as prince or that un unpronounceable symbol his fans and other u mikes knew one thing that he was a music genius, a genius who wasn't just in front of the music but was also behind it sharing his incredible gift. she wore a raspberry beret >> reporter: for nearly four decades prince held center stage not only in the hearts of music
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the world. among them justin timberlake who in 2014 credited prince for being a music visionary unlikeny other. >> legendary for giving you something new every time. >> reporter: on thursday timberlake tweeting, numb, stunned. this can't be real. >> if he wanted to work with you, you couldn't turn that down. oh no let's go >> reporter: prince gained notoriety for collaborations with everyone from lenny kravitz. >> reporter: to beyonce. break us down oh no let's go >> reporter: to singer angie stone who tells "gma" she's in a state of shock. >> it's just unreal, i think prince was very clever. that's what i'm going to miss, that leadership mentality that i'm not afraid of anything. >> reporter: but prince also went to bat for less established artists working to give up and comers a chance. early proteges include drummer
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famously co-starred with prince in "purple rain" and vanity. in more recent years he championed misty copeland. janelle monae and third eye girl everybody in the world wants to be a star you got what it takes to get that far >> reporter: the music legend held the unique distinction of gaining critical acclaim on the music stage. and the big screen. purple rain purple rain >> reporter: also gracing the small screen. butterscotch clouds." >> reporter: appearing with the muppets? i'm prince. >> reporter: and playing him on "new girl". >> how rude of me. i haven't given you enough time to freak out yet. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: "new girl." he just liked the show. he liked to do stuff like that
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>> reporter: he was a longtime supporter of the hometown music scene that he never left. fans overcome with disbelief thursday. for minneapolis and music fans around the world, april 21st will always be a day of music unlike any other, died. last >> it's so clear this morning rather than grief people seem to be channeling all of that stunned energy into celebration of prince's incredible life. i mean we all just seem to be rocking and rolling to the song songs, right? >> kate coyne is here. chris connelly is here with us, as well this morning from los angeles. but, deborah, let me begin with you. you saw a lot of it there in your piece. so many talented people wanted to work with prince? it was so obvious i think that he had a golden gut. this guy would touch people and they would become superstars. i remember being at madison square garden and watching misty copeland dancing to prince's music and that was before the world really knew who she was and then a few years later she's
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i think he just had a way of touching people. >> the midas touch. >> yes, exactly. >> being able to spot true talent. >> very early on. >> i want to bring in chris connelly from los angeles. chris, can you talk to us about prince's impact on mtv? >> well, michael jackson sort of kicked the door down for african-american artists on mtv but he was the king of pop. prince along with everything else was a rock star. he played the guitar. he had a scary attitude towards sexuality in the idea of a lot of people. he was dangerous. he just didn't look like what some people thought a rock star should look like. when he opened for the rolling stones out here in '81 he got booed off the stage and took people a while to understand how great he was and by the time people could see everything he did, his videos became a staple of mtv. >> picking up on what chris was saying much like david bowie he did push the boundaries of gender and sexuality. >> he didn't look the way a rock star looked.
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morrisons of the world, there was a certain masculine swagger that those guys had that prince was not interested in and yet he stayed incredibly sexy, i think, while also, you know, breaking all these rules, wearing high heels, lace, eyeliner, ruffles and yet he was undeniably a sex symbol. >> yeah, i remember dating myself here when "little red corvette" came out trying to interpret what that song really meant sort of being like and it was taboo. >> or "purple rain" a lot of us was our first r-rated movie. a pretty sexy movie and it's pretty sort of heterosexual. >> without a doubt. >> having some fun with the ladies. >> gender bending awe the time. >> and not seeming to care. he was doing it his way. also a humanitarian, deborah. >> i think that's the one thing people are going to learn about him. we knew he was a genius but
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humanitarian and gave money to trayvon martin's family and would do concerts for people, cancer survival kind of benefits and gave all kinds of money. the dance theater of harlem he gave $250,000 nobody even knew that. re re really cared about college bound initiatives but didn't need the acclaim and did it quietly and we'll learn more about that in the coming days. >> chris, his faith was very important to him. seventh day adventist and then a jehovah's witness and heard about how he was broadening out his spirituality. >> it was said he was brought into the jehovah's witnesses by larry graham, influential basis of sly and the family stone. a real transition.
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later years so maybe that was the result of his newfound faith. >> okay, chris, deborah, kate, thank you all very much. you can see much more about the life and legacy on a special edition of "20/20," prince, the legend, the mystery tonight at 10:00. outside to rob. >> look at this crowd we got out here. texas, louisiana, mississippi, and this grandma is fabulous at 6 65. can't agree more.
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what's going on in >> oh, there is nothing like the iron throne of the seven kingdoms celebrating the "game of thrones." amy, i know you have a special interview later in the show. >> oh, yes, a little jamie lannister coming up. i know rob is a big fan, as well. we move on to the royal family, the obamas arriving in london just moments ago to dine with queen elizabeth as she opens up in a new interview sharing home videos from the royal vault. in a new bbc documentary called
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abc's terry moran is in london with all the details. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, amy. that was such a warm moment, the queen herself in an extraordinary gesture of friendship coming out with prince phillip to greet the obamas. president obama, the 12th u.s. president she has seen during her reign. we've only had 44 of them. pretty amazing. all this after her 90th birthday and the gift she gave to britain opening up her own home movie collection. >> reporter: what a glimpse of royal life from the eye of her majesty. it turns out the most photographed woman in the world is an avid photographer herself. >> the whole collection provides a wonderful insight into my ma-ma's wild life. >> reporter: who knew the future king calls her ma-ma. am not seen. even members of the royal family are seeing these scenes for the
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is. an absolute stud. hair. >> i hope katherine and i have the same sort of future ahead of us where we have the same kind of happy marriage for 68 years. >> reporter: extraordinary behind-the-scenes footage at the queen's coronation. >> stunning. >> yeah. >> she's beautiful. >> look at those jewels sparkling, wow. >> carriage is amazing, isn't it? >> reporter: and some of the most personal family moments during elizabeth's reign. >> dora. >> mum looks great in blue. still not convinced point dress i'm in. you remember little brother -- >> hard to see if you're a little boy or girl in that dress. >> thank you for that. >> reporter: a touching scene
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her son and successor, prince charles about her long life. >> i wonder who that is. who. >> reporter: poignant memories and a very rare glimpse into the love that seems to sustain the windsor family through thick and thin. >> she's just been the most incredible grandmother to me and i wish her a very, very happy birthday and i hope she realizes how dear and fond everyone is of her. >> reporter: happy birthday to her majesty. busy day for the obamass. he goes from 10 downing street and both dine with the young royals tonight. >> all right, amy. thanks very much. >> those flips are incredible. >> yeah, i want to see them all. i'm such a fan of hers. these sort of my dream interview, you know, doesn't she just seem like -- >> yes. >> a true rock star. >> wearing that crown in the old days. i mean that was certainly -- >> we are were saying that. that is not easy. >> so if you were watching queen elizabeth, lara is ready.
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right now i'm honored to give you friday's edition of "pop news." let's do it, people. step aside, tina fey and amy poehler. a new hollywood dream team is here, emma stone and kate mckinnon from "snl" are joining forces for a new comedy called "women if business." "hollywood reporter" is saying the project sparked an intense bidding war between several major studios, we can understand why. stone and mackinnon two of the funniest women on film and be joined by jillian bell for the movie which focuses on competitive women traveling to canada for a business trip. they get there, they hire an intern off of craigslist and then things rapidly derail. no word yet on a release date but sounds like -- if it'll be fun. >> worth watching. also in "pop news" when it comes to dating in the digital age as you may know, i'm looking around here, no, no, no. >> to. >> it can be a little frightening we hear when you put yourself out there. even more frightening when your tinder date isn't quite what you
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not to worry, though, if you meet at this particular bar in england called the brickyard write it down if you're in england in st. albans they posted this sign. if you are a bar owner here in america, the sign said tinder date gone wrong? doesn't look like his picture or just plain weird. then it suggest us walk to the bar and ask for rachelle or jennifer and, quote, we'll get you out of it and get you a taxi. >> your safety and hapne our highest priority. i think that is a great idea that all restaurant owners
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manhattan. it's open to the public. through may 10th. >> yeah. >> information on the "gma" website. really, really cool and there's also other installations with all that interior design you know some of us, myself, ali, we all love that stuff. >> happy earth day with all that recycling going on. >> thank you. >> thank you, yeah, rescue, recycle, reinvent, all the best and then this is the best. it's our last "pop news" of the
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we wanted to bid you adieu with some gusto. i dare you not to have a good day after this. >> i love you so much! have a great day. >> have a great day. >> bye. >> i love you! >> i love too! >> i love you! >> i love you too! >> i love you! >> i love you so much. >> that is so sweet. thank you, lara. >> you're welcome. >> that's "pop news."
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>> we'll be back, everybody. good morning. friday, april 22nd. i'm ken rosato. topping headlines, it's a horrible night for a dozen people driven out of their homes by a roaring fire on long island. fierce flames erupted before
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rest deputies ran for the street as the fire jumped from one building to the next. five extra fire departments had to be called in to help. it took two hours to get the braces under control. fans are paying contribute to prince today after his sudden death at his home in minnesota. the marquee is lit up at the apollo theater in his honor. last night spike lee held a dance party outside his studio in fort greene. hundreds of people filled the street to dance, sing and remember the artist that left his unique touch on pop culture. an autopsy will be conducted
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when we come b we check the commute with heather. >> we have an issue still with us in suffolk county on the l.i.e. to the westbound side. right near exit 57 you can see the delay piling up in that spot. that is because of an accident that is still being cleared away. the grand central parkway westbound right at the clearview you have this accident. check out the van wyck expressway, even the l.i.e. you have jam packed traffic as you go through queens into the kew gardens interchange. subway service on or close to schedule. taking the garden state parkway northbound near exit 148, another accident. our street cleaning rules are in effect today. ken, back to you. >> heather, thank you. >> meteorologist bill evans with the weekend forecast. >> we are starting out with temperatures that are warm.
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sunshine looking from brooklyn to lower manhattan. across manhattan, a southerly wind over the 52-degree water. 70s by lunchtime. 80 this afternoon. about 2:00, 3:00 a shower or out. beautiful weather this weekend. second weekend in a row with temperatures at or above normal. 72 monday. have a great weekend. keep an umbrella handy for later on today. >> thank you, sir. that is the news for now. "live with kelly and michael" at 9:00. purple rain purple rain yeah yeah yeah
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i only want to see you laughing in the purple rain [ applause ] >> wow. the harlem gospel choir. thank you all. that's just a taste of what's to come. we'll hear more from them in a little bit. we are gearing up for "game of thrones." it's one of the biggest shows on television right now. and guess what -- >> we have the throne behind us. we are talking to nikolaj coster-waldau, one of its stars in a moment but first jesse palmer sat down with nikolaj's co-star who plays ss cersei lannister. >> from raining as queen gorgo in "300." to queen cersei lannister. >> if i wanted to kill you do you think i'd let a wooden doorstop me. >> reporter: in hbo's hit "game of thrones." >> when you play the game of
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there is no middle ground. >> reporter: when you started "game of thrones," did you think it could be this big? >> no. >> it was going to be this big a deal. >> i don't think anybody did. you know, because the notion is bonkers. >> what do you think motivates cersei? does she want it for herself? >> yes, i think that's un undisputed for her. she's like absolutely 100% that's mine. >> power is power. >> reporter: we last saucer cia fall from a powerful monarch. >> look at my face. i the last thing you see before you die. >> reporter: to a disgraced prisoner. what's it like for you as an actor when you get to play a role where it's not always the good guy or it's not always a villain. >> well, everybody has that in them, do you know what i mean, the shades of people and everyone said she's so mean. the reason people like her is because you feel the goodness in there somewhere. it's in there somewhere.
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joining us one of the apital and confronts the high sparrow. here's a sneak peek. >> i broke a sacred oath and stabbed my king in the back. i killed my own cousin. when the guards judged my brother guilty i helped him escape that justice. what atonement do i deserve? >> you would spill blood in this holy place. >> oh, yes, you would. i believe it, at least. >> yes. >> so let's do a recap for people catching up. so jamie has been down on his luck, his one true love is his sister. two of his children died under his watch. he, of course, lost his -- your right arm, yes. i'm glad to see it's intact for you personally. can things get worse for jamie lannister in season 6? >> well, then of course he
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the corpse of their daughter which is not a great thing to bring. and, of course, while he was gone, everything changed at king's landing. there was this religious uprising. the faith militant -- >> the high sparrow. >> the high sparrow, he has to deal with all of that. it's beyond complicated. >> that is's a good way to put it, of course, how do you handle this question because i know everyone walks up to you and says, is jon snow really dead. >> well, he's dead. >> all right. that's pretty easy answer. >> it's easy. >> he couldn't be deader. >> yeah. >> all right. now, a lot of people are jealous. we recently did a news report that president obama has -- >> i heard of that. >> been able to watch all of season 6 before the rest of us. >> yes. >> do you get sneak meeks. >> no, but i'm not the president. i guess it gives you some kind of leverage when you call the show and say can i have a sneak peek? >> he's pretty good at keeping secrets too, i'm guessing. >> you would hope so, right.
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especially not me. but i understand even when you guys are doing, you know, scenes that the show runners, the producers actually have code names for your characters so nothing gets out. >> well, yes, and then this season was just crazy. >> you would get scripts are with the code names were there but i didn't know the code names so suddenly there was like a whole new character and i was like who is this person i'm having dialogue? >> you don't know what your code name is. >> well, no, no -- well, i was still jamie. jamie is just jamie but all characters were like big secrets that would appear but also they did that thing with the call sheet you get out every day where it says where people are supposed to be. they use code names and numbers there but they forgot to tell everybody about it so it became very complicated. >> complicated once again. how would you want jamie lannister to die? >> i don't want him to die. that's a really bad thing to say. >> everyone die, don't they?
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>> he might already be dead. we already shot season 6. >> i hear you are turning the tables on me and have questions to see if i could answer. >> i was told you know so much about it. i have some quotes from characters. you have to name the character. when you play the "game of thrones," you win or you die. >> oh that's easy. sir xi lanster. >> that's true. you know nothing jon snow. >> i can't think of her name. the redhead. the love of his life. what's her name? >> egret. >> it's not being easy drunk all the time if it were easy it would shall everyone would do it. >> the drunk. >> the things i do for love. >> the things i do for love. jamie lannister. >> jamie lannister. >> whoa, i did pretty well, right. >> you did pretty well. >> do i earn my crown? >> mo.
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he's really like you're tough premieres sunday night on hbo. i know i'll be watching. so will rob. >> absolutely and my goodness, jamie did not do a nice thing. nana's first plane ride from >> look at this. >> okay. >> hey, this weather report is
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cheerios which i think we have in the pantry. lara is known to attack them. >> we are all acknowledging the passing of prince with our purple this morning. that's what's happening. also the blockbuster 20 years in the making, "independence day: resurgence" is the hugely anticipated follow-up to will smith's epic action adventure. this time around there's a new leading man. it is liam hemsworth and he has a special message. >> good morning, america. liam hemsworth. in "independence day: resurgence," the nations of the earth team up to protect the planet. let's do the same offscreen and work together to keep our planet healthy. happy earth day, everyone and here's a sneak peek at the latest trailer for "independence day: resurgence." out on june 24th and we'll see you right back here in june on "gma." >> i can't believe it's been 20 years. still going to take it to the anniversary.
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wasn't for him. >> on this day in 1996, the world escaped the clutches of extinction. >> your father was the bravest man i've ever seen. >> we all lost someone we loved. >> but in their sacrifice we found the technology to build a stronger and safer earth. because our survival is only possible when we stand together. >> oh, my god. >> a distress call. they're coming back. it has its own gravity. >> what goes up must come down. >> shouldn't we be nervous? >> um, yeah. >> our whole lives built up to
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>> it's touched down over the atlantic. >> which part? all of it. >> make them pay. >> not going up there to make friends. >> we've got to remind them earth is not for the taking. >> all fighters, evade, evade. >> i have years to get this right. >> we're going down. >> we never had a chance. >> we didn't last time either. >> we convinced an entire generation that this is a battle that we could win. we sacrificed for each other no matter what the cost. and that's worth fighting for. >> it's the fourth of july. let's show them some fireworks. >> hold on. >> they like to get the
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>> wow! >> today, 20 years later. >> that's right. "independence day: resurgence" opens in theaters nationwide on june 24th. coming up we have great dishes to add some sizzle to your summer barbecue.
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tt2w`tiy@4d2 bt@qd tt4w`tiy@4d2" hnt& -0( tt4w`tiy@4d2" iztq gyp tt4w`tiy@4d2" jntq u)0 tt4w`tiy@4d2" lzt& mdl just explaining "game of thrones" to lara and george was kind of funny. time to heat up your summer with dishes from aaron sanchez. he and lara teamed up making new recipes with king's hawaiian jalapeno rolls. >> we are about to spice up your morning thanks to our sponsor king's hawaiian. our guest, chef partner at johnny sanchez, aaron sanchez, you're going to show us some fun things to do. yeah. we should -- i said you were sizzling. so you're going to show us some new things to do with a new king's hawaiian bread, one with jalapeno. you can see them in there. >> these king hawaiian rolls are studded with this beautiful jalapeno. one flavor that is addictive. they have an inherent sweetness
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beautiful contrast and i love it. so versatile. good for bread puddings and anything that needs a roll. >> if i'm going to eat bread, i'm going to eat that kind of bread and i could down that whole square there. what will you make for us. >> a little bit of slider, okay. now, obviously you know with ground beef and all the different kinds of things but i want to do it with skirt steak. a very popular cut. it's getting a lot of love, for me where the love comes in is the marinade infuse some flavor re and start with a little chopped garlic. >> okay. >> okay, to this we'll add fresh jalapeno and i love this because it reinforces the flavor of the king's hawaiian jalapeno rolls. a little bit of fresh lime and have this doo-dad right here. >> i always wanted those. >> you could get the aaron sanchez one. >> available in stores now. >> yeah, absolutely. no, then we'll start with a little bit of olive oil, as well. this is a really important tip
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when you cook, grilling a steak or chicken or something like that, really put some oil on the product first because that allow allows the seasoning aadhere. if you were just to put it on without any oil on it the salt or seasoning or rub would just bounce off. so that's it. simplicity, beautiful, the jalapeno, olive and garlic. i have some here and marinated. i like to let it sit for an hour. >> you don't have to do it overnight. i don't have time for that. i didn't remember yesterday. ooh. >> nice sear, one thing you want to cook medium rare. i have some here i've gone ahead an done and remove this. >> how much time to get them medium rare. >> about five minutes on each side. i like it that way. this is the other tip i want everyone at home to pick up on. so now i have all that residual flavor from the grilling and that marinade, okay. i'm not going to let that go down, right.
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some of the halljalapeno rolls and toast them and pick up all that flavor in the sweetness in the roll and start to assemble the sliders. >> we have a dessert. >> this is a bread puddi bit of bread ice cream and you're a happy larn. >> aaron, thank you for being here and thanks for making these. you can get all these recipes on our website, on yahoo! coming up next the harlem gospel choir here with a big tribute to prince. you don't want to miss it. it's next. purple rain purple rain "gma's" spice up your cooking is brought to you by
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>> all morning long we've been celebrating the life and legacy of prince and now the harlem gospel choir caps it off with his signature hit, "purple rain." yeah i never meant to cause you any sorrow i never meant to cause you any pain i only wanted one time to see you laughing i only want to see you laughin' in the purple rain purple rain
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purple rain purple rain >> let me see you wave your hands. purple rain purple rain ah ah i only want to see you laughing in the purple rain i never meant to be your weekend lover i never wanted to be some kind of friend yeah but baby i could never steal you from another it's such a shame our
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purple rain purple rain ah yeah purple rain purple rain yeah yeah yeah purple rain purple rain yeah yeah i only want to see you laughing in the purple rain purple rain purple rain >> we love you, prince. purple rain purple rain ah yeah yeah purple rain purple rain ah yes
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laughing in the purple rain ooh ooh ooh >> everybody sing it with me. come on. ooh ooh ooh i only want to see you
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okay, i'm just going to ceo say it, next week willing the biggest most awesome wedding event ever. 100 weddings in 24 hours. from all across america to all across the globe and paying off with epic love as 16 couples get married live in times square and live. that. >> yeah, we're ready. gospel choir. that was so magnificent. before we go a little "gma" rewind from "pop news." have a great weekend, everybody. >> i love you too. >> i love you! >> i love you too.
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>> oh, my god. good morning. 8:56, friday, app 22nd. fans -- april 22nd. fans are paying contribute to prince today. the marquee at the apollo theater is lit up in his honor. he was 57 years old. spike lee held a dance party outside his studio in fort greene. an autopsy will be conducted today. a horrible night for a dozen people driven out of their homes by a roaring fire on long island. fierce flames erupted before midnight in medford.
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as the fire jumped from one five extra fire departments has been to be called in to help. we check the commute with heather. the l.i.e. it's westbound near exit 43. reported. then as you go on the grand central parkway through queens another collision. the center lane is blocked off there. in queens, heading on to the b.q.e., northeast near broadway, that is a disabled vehicle. orlando close to schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken, back to you. >> heather, thank you. meteorologist bill evans with forecast. >> looking at sunshine, beautiful weather. your 9:00 temperature will be 67 degrees. warming up fast now. 58 in north port and 63 hauppauge. look at great neck 67. 70 toms river. it will warm up to 80 today.
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thunderstorm that will last into the evening. have an umbrella for this evening. these will be wide scattered. beautiful weather saturday and sunday. enjoy. >> "live with kelly and michael" next on channel 7. have a great day and weekend. where should you start when you're told you have cancer? start with a specialist. start where you'll find advanced technology, precision treatment options and truly compassionate care. start here with a team of experts who treat only cancer. every stage. every day. its not one thing we do. it's the only thing we do. start at cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia. the evolution of cancer care is here. learn more at
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>> it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, the star of the comedy, "veep," julia louis-dreyfus. and technology that can help you feel great as we wrap up our "take charge of your health week." plus, erin andrews returns for another day of co-hosting.


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