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good morning, america. and new this morning, breaking details on the alleged midwest car bomber. an 18-year-old under arrest, charged with trying to detonate a jeep cherokee in front of this packed chicago bar in a homegrown terror. the inside story from the bar owner right now. gas prices spike overnight. a new hike overnight as prices usually plunge. fueled by refinery shutdowns and the prices a quarter higher than a year ago. also breaking this morning, an italian magazine prints 26 more pages of princess kate
topless. the royals saying they want a criminal case for invasion of privacy. and the astonishing video going wildly viral. the video of an 18-month-old girl with a 300-pound gorilla. and her father put her there. father and daughter joining us live this morning. and a good monday morning to all of you. happy monday. george off today. robin is away on her medical leave. we've got the blond back with us to my right. and elizabeth vargas is here as well. >> wait -- me or lara? >> okay. >> we also have some things to
get through over the weekend. ov overseas, one of the bases where prince harry was stationed over the weekend. is his safety in danger? that's a question we ask? >> lots of other royal stuff. also, the latest on the campaign trail. signs that mitt romney is feeling the heat right now. new details emerging about what really happened with his big speech at the convention. turns up there were not one, not two, but three versions of the speech before they decided what to say. also, pandemonium, ding, ding, ding -- a big morning at the national zoo. giving birth to a cub overnight. there's a happy little baby panda with mom in there. we're going to talk to the zoo live. all right. we'll get right now to new details meanwhile on an alleged
plot of homegrown terror. a teen accused of trying to detonate a car bomb outside a chicago bar this weekend. this morning, the bar owner is speaking now. alex perez outside. >> reporter: good morning, josh, it's actually a liquor store and the bar. this is the place believed to be the target. this is a busy intersection, popular with stock traders. hundreds could easily have been hurt. authorities say 18-year-old adel daoud had one thing in mind. killing americans. his target, according to investigators a packed bar in downtown chicago overnight. the fbi hasn't named the bar overnight, the owner of cal's bar and liquor believes his bar was the target. it matches the description in the affidavit. authorities say daoud drove a
jeep cherokee and walked away. the bar's owner says approximately 15 undercover agents wearing ear pieces, surrounded the bar, arresting daoud on the spot. neighbors around daoud's suburban chicago home stunned at the allegation. according to the affidavit, undercover agents posing as radicals first started exchanging documents in may. it shows daoud had allegedly been sharing information online. in the criminal complaint, investigators say daoud made several postings on an interim forum. i hate the oppression of the usa and i'd like to do something to hurt it from the inside, he allegedly wrote. >> islamic extremists believe if you're not part of their philosophy, then you are against them. and so they typically will pick targets where they believe nonbelievers would be. >> reporter: after casing several locations, according to
court papers, daoud found that target. came up with the perfect place, daoud allegedly told the undercover agent. it's a bar, it's a liquor store, it's a concert all in one bundle. would be filled with the evillest people. now, the owner said he had live music and a packed house here friday night. daoud is due in federal court in chicago later today. elizabeth? >> all right, alex. thank you so much. overseas to where it's been a violent through days in afghanistan. six u.s. soldiers killed there in two separate attacks. one by the taliban the same base where prince harry was deployed. is he putting other lives in danger? muhammad lila is in kabul with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. police have been out here in full force today after a series of protests here turned violent.
as for the prince, he's still on his base, just days after the taliban nearly got to him. hundreds of protesters swept through the city. anti-american fever on full display. just days after the taliban pulled off what many thought was impossible. they stormed camp bastion, their target, the airfield where prince harry's apache helicopter was parked. the british police whisked him away the moment the attack happened. >> the taliban were able to execute the attack in quite a professional manner. they were able do reconnaissance posing as farmers, watching the marines that worked on base. >> reporter: 15 taliban fighters disguised in american uniforms blew a hole through the outer wall. storming inside with automatic rifles, suicide vests and
grenade launchers. under the cover darkness, the firefight lasted for hours. >> you had 15 essential suicide attackers roaming individually on the base. blowing things up. >> reporter: by the time the smoke had cleared, insurgents had destroyed eight carrier jets worth $20 million each, three refueling stations and six aircraft hangars. now, guys, here's what's moving forward. if the british pulled the prince out, the taliban will claim it as a victory. and if they leave the prince deployed it will continue to put himself and those around him at greater risks. >> i'm sure the last thing prince harry would like to do is put himself or fellow soldiers in danger. amy robach is here this morning. you've got the latest from chicago teachers strike. >> i do.
it looks like both sides were close to a deal but not so. the union says it needs more time to review the contract options but this more mayor rahm emanuel is looking through it. the national average for gas is now $3.87 per gallon. that is 16 cents higher than last month. this rare september spike in prices is being blamed on tensions in the middle east, hurricane isaac, and the partial shutdown of oil refineries for upgrades. and president obama is trying to take on china, claiming the chinese are playing unfair and stealing american jobs. today in ohio, the president is expected to announce a new world trade. mitt romney has long criticized the president for being weak on china. and could china and japan be
headed for war? leon panetta says that could be the result if both nations keep up their provocative behavior. protests erupted on sunday. the two are fighting over who controls islands in the south chi china sea. and beautiful images from the russian space capsule carrying two. they spent 129 days there. the capsule is the only transportation now that the shuttle program has ended. and finally referee brian stropolo was set to referee on under. he unabashed saints fans who facebook page shows him in fully clad saints gear. until they pulled him, they don't think he's going to be
back on the field. facebook people, hello, it gets you in trouble all the time. >> on the other hand, he knows the team very well. we'll turn to the race for the white house. new reports of growing tensions in mitt romney's campaign. he's had mixed reviews since his speech at the republican national convention in tampa. new details on the pressure to turn things around. "your voice your vote" 50 days to go now. abc's david muir joins us with the very latest. >> 50 days to go, who's counting right? >> we report here with criticism from fellow republicans asking with an economy this bad, wian earth isn't romney ahead? many speechwriters involved, many drafts thrown out and something important left out. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states! >> reporter: overnight, abc news confirming reports by politico that there were several versions
of romney's prime time speech. several writers asked to help craft it and that the work is largely unused. stu stevens wrote the version romney delivered. afghanistan reportedly in one of the earlier drafts left out. overnight, that add vooizer stu stevens telling me speeches go through a lot of editing. and asked if he would put afghanistan back in the speech if he had a do-over, i don't think it would matter. and with this defining moment in the convention, stevens said it was powerful. perhaps, one of the biggest hurdles still facing romney is the likability. "saturday night live" opening sketch. >> our campaign has a secret weapon. and that secret weapon is speaking right now in tulsa, oklahoma. >> hello, i'm mitt romney. [ laughter ] and i understand the hardships facing ordinary americans.
for example, this morning, one of my horses failed to medal at the olympics so i know hardships. >> reporter: with appearances like this with "live with kelly and michael." >> what does mitt wear to bed? >> really? really? i didn't write the question, ma'am. i promise, i didn't write the question. >> yes, he did. >> that appears on "live with kelly and michael" tuesday. the president's bounce, they say, is not holding, the daily track has it up by seven points now up by three. >> because it has 50 days to go. we've got much more on hollywood later. clint eastwood, of course, gave a memorial speech at the republican national convention. we'll have more on that controversial speech. now, to the royal couple in the middle of a blockbuster tour in asia. after overwhelming reception in
the solomon islands today. all of this, after an italian magazine is going to print topless photos of kate. abc's dan harris joins us more with this ongoing -- we're now talking three publications in three countries. >> yes, it is spreading. and they're trying to stop that. and in so doing, they're taking a very rare legal stance here. the royals are taking, and this is a reflection of their outrage, they're not only launching a civil lawsuit, but they're also now pushing for criminal charges. >> reporter: hours from now, will and kate's lawyers will try to convince french prosecutors to pursue criminal charges for breach of transpassing. prince william reportedly saying sunday he wants the photographer responsible for the topless shots of the duchess sunbathing at this villa in southern france in jail. the royal team is also trying to get an injunction blocking the
release of any more photos of the magazine owned by civil veoh berlusconi. >> i think the fact that they've had such a speedy response really speaks volumes about how passionately william feels about putting an end to this type of goss imjournalism. >> reporter: but they could not stop the lease of even more pictures today. a 26-page spread hitting italian new stands in a sister magazine. on twitter the editor of that italian magazine said not even a direct call from the queen could stop him. even though the duke and duchess seem to be sticking with the royal motto of keep calm and carry on. overnight, william did show
exasperation with photographers. while the scandal is certainly still boiling, you can see them traveling village to village, street to street, to talk to people on this tour for the queen. what is exactly going through their mind i don't think we'll ever know. >> i think william, he's looking to the future. he has said it's absolutely his number one concern to prevent a similar fate that diana experienced happening to kate. >> one more note on that italian magazine running the 26 pages of pictures today. this is the same magazine that published pictures of diana dying in that tunnel in paris after that car crash with the paparazzi. >> dan, thanks so much. let's bring in our legal analyst dan abrams. dan, we already know one magazine has published the photos. another one is set to do so today. what doesed palace intend to do today? >> well, they'll be sending a message. a clear one. >> for the future?
>> that's right. these magazines when they publish something like this, incorporate into the price of doing business the fines that they likely will have to pay. they know in all likelihood, a court is going to rule that they've violated the law, technically. i mean, they are going to have to pay. and i think what the royals are trying to do here is say, it's time to expand the amount they're going to pay, if they're going to engage in this kind of business. cost of doing business, they accept that. the cost of doing this business is going to be higher. >> in the meantime, it's worth noting that the italian magazine that is going to print the spread on kate today is owned by silvio berlusconi who used italian laws to block that himself. >> the former prime minister that used italian laws in 2009 to block photos from his party in sardinia is now saying, well, wait, we should be able to publish these photos. the irony is rich.
>> it is rich indeed. >> and seeking an injunction, too. which makes it tough since it's already out there. >> josh. all right, now, to the national zoo, the staff there making room for one more, after the female panda there gave birth to a cub late last night. the chief veterinarian, dr. suzanne murray joins us with more. thank you for joining us. congratulations, i understand we've seen the cub, so how are mother and baby doing this morning? >> mother and cub are doing great. we've only had one quick glimpse of the cub. but he -- he or she is really loud. >> that's normal to actually not glimpse the cub. mom has built a nest deep within her den? >> that's exactly right. she has a huge nest of bamboo so it's normal not to see the cub. we rely a lot on the sound, we like to hear a lot of squawking,
we're hearing a lot. >> this is mei xiang. there were many pseudo pregnancy in between. how is mom doing again with the second live birth? >> mom is doing great. she's definitely the poster child for the perfect panda mom. the minute that head squawk, her head perks up. she cradles it. she's just perfect. >> dr. murray, obviously, anticipation at the zoo must have been building for weeks and months. what's it like to finally have the cub with justice. >> we are so excited here. panda are so good for conservation. they highlight all that we do at the zoo. everybody is thrilled. we're thrilled nationally, globally. it's a nice image of the partnership that we have with our chinese colleagues. >> again, we can view it all on the panda cam at the national
zoo. mazel tov. >> we want to welcome to the program, a new weather anchor, sam champion. >> exactly. >> sam champion, welcome. say hello to the "gma" audience. >> just back from my investigative report in california, indeed, a sunny and warm state. let's show you where all the rain is going on to the deep south here. this starts to spread north and we're looking basically into the mid-south and also the eastern coast. this will be very heavy rain. arkansas already started, tennessee, as well as western kentucky. pulling in 38 1/2 to 4 inches of rain. six states have flood watches. speaking of the west coast, who did? i did. l.a. at 81 degrees. san diego at 76. san francisco, 63. cooler with fog on the coast. inland, that goes all the way to the northwest.
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take a look at that. stunning video. just released. we've been watching it all morning. you can't look away. an 18-month-old little girl having the time of her young life with a 300-pound gorilla. the little girl's father, actually is the one who put them together. she's all grown up now. and she and her father will be joining us live here in the studio in just a moment. to discuss it all. a fascinating thing to discuss as we bid you all a very good morning, america. george is off and robin off on medical leave. >> it's just amazing watch.
>> they're all part of one big family. it all makes sense. and that bizarre twist in that nationally famous case alled "the fatal vision." case. an army doctor, really committing murder killing his wife and two young daughters, he and his lawyers will be back in court today with dna evidence. there was no dna evidence when he was convicted. >> remember that movie? >> it was huge. also, brand-new on the show today, brand-new pictures of katie holmes and little suri. could life be getting back to normal for the 6-year-old. we sure hope so. also, we're going to have "the play of the day." you're actually going to hear what happened when this young girl stepped up to a karaoke mike in a grocery store. >> i'm guessing he killed it.
>> or it goes very terribly, but i'm guessing -- >> first, though, we want to get right to that video. we just saw this toddler playing happily with a 300-pound gorilla, raising new questions this morning about parenting and the perception of those giant prime ma primate. first, here's their story. ♪ >> reporter: it's a stunning image, tansy aspinall, just 18 months old, playing with a 300-pound gorilla. what's more, she didn't get in the enclosure by accident, her dad, damian, placed her there. >> we have a friendship with these animals. >> reporter: the video was shot over 20 years ago. and damian hopes the video showing the softer side of these animals will help to raise money. the question is, is this safe?
you've got to be very careful. these are wild animals. and it's unpredictable when you get used to it. >> reporter: jack hanna says in most cases, no. but he takes into consideration the aspinall's history with gorilla, including the grandfather, johohn. >> the key is, he and his son were accepted as part of that family structure, that's rare. king kong didn't do much for the reputation of the gorilla. they're a gentle giant. >> reporter: still, attacks can happen. >> there is a gorilla on the loose and it's going after people. >> reporter: in 2004, a gorilla escaped at the dallas zoo, shaking and biting a 3-year-old, leaving him with a collapsed lung. so could this video spark a backlash. critics took aim at the late steve irvin when he fed a crocodile while holding his child.
fear kept him from releasing his tape earlier, one that he hopes will spark support for these majestic creatures even if it startles parents. we're joined by the former toddler in that video, tansy aspinall and her father damian, on satellite from london. damian, i want to get right to you. something when you glimpse it, it seems certainly outside the norm. but for you, this was very normal. why did you let your daughter at that tends are age of 18 months play with the gorilla? >> because i could see that there's was an acceptance here. the reality is i was brought up with gorillas and my family was brought up with gorillas as was said earlier, if you're brought up with gorillas and you're part of the family group it's not risky at all. i understand how some would find it hard to believe, but it just isn't. these animals are very, very gentle animals. and the whole point of this is that people can see this.
and people want to help gorillas, this is a great opportunity to get behind the aspinall foundation and perhaps fund our work for helping gorillas get back to the wild. >> looking at that video, tansy, it's really beautiful to see those moments. what do you remember? >> i don't remember specifically the video. but i definitely going in with the animals and loving being around them. it was like playing, really. >> so this was a part of your life? >> yeah, oh, my god, completely. on the weekend, we would go in and play with them. it would be a real highlight for the weekend. >> your father mentioned it was part of the family structure. did you ever sense, gorilla to gorilla, did you ever sense when they were having bad days, good days? >> yeah. the important thing to remember about gorillas, they're exactly like humans. there's some much more kind and gently than others which are the ones that we go in with.
and they're happy and then angry. >> do you ever remember any overaggression? do you ever remember being frightened? >> never. my dad would never put me in with an aggressive gorilla. >> damian, there was actually conversation that you would have. there were hand signals to speak to your extended family members? >> there's a number of vocalizations. communicating is vocalizing, a lot of hand movements and body movements. i know exactly what's happening with the gorilla structure. i do this every week. you can tell straight away if they're not happy. >> interestingly now, damian, you now have an 8-year-old daughter. you make the choice to not let her play with the gorilla, why not? >> well, i would. the political landscape has
changed, the health and safety laws make it very, very difficult. if it was down to me, i wouldn't hesitate at all. i think she's actually being -- sorry? >> i just want to ask, tansy, again, the way you grew up, the way your father grew up, if you have a child, will they play with gorillas given the opportunity? >> i'm only 22, so kids are quite a long way away for me. i'm not sure i want to think about that. i hope my children have the same with gorilla as i do. >> you released this tape now to bring attention to the work that you're doing. what is the work and why so important? >> well, we do a number of things in conservation. but one of the most important projects is we're the number one breeder of gorillas in captivity in the world. we bred over 130 gorillas. for me, the whole point of keeping animals in captivity, keeping them there is vile. for me, bringing them up and
releasing them into the wild. as we said earlier, we've had over 130 gorilla births in england. that's the world record. it's all about breeding and sending them home and protecting them. we protect them in africa. we're very proud of the work that we do. if anyone is out there that wants to help, we need money to help these animals and what mankind is destroying. >> it's wonderful work that you doo. again, however shocking it is to see that beautiful video, tansy aspinall, appreciate it. damian, thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. let's turn now for a look at the weather. sam champion back. >> good morning, josh. we're going to start with pictures -- by the way, a lot of folks ask us do they get strong to severe thunderstorms in europe just like in the jus we're going to show you some pictures and the answer is yes. take a look at the little boat on the bottom of the screen.
yep. there you go right there. that's a big powerful shot right there in mt. negro. a very powerful strike of lightning just off the coast of albania there. we'll show you strong storms kind of moving north as we get to the center of the country as well. here comes the strong storm, in the next 36 hours. nice day in new england, but not so nice storm. take a look behind it. 46 degrees for the temperatures by the time we get to minneapolis on wednesday. dallas is cooling down. 57 degrees degrees atng, 59 reagan national. some clouds are already moving will thicken as we day and aout the showers mid to late afternoon. >> all that weather was brought to you by pet smart.
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♪ and we're back here at 7:43. you guys know twitter can get tricky, right? sometimes, you write something on twitter and its can misconstrued. that's what we're talking about now, superstar miley cyrus and he fiance. the singer leased on tweet she wants more passion. and that is speculation that one of hollywood's hottest romances could be not. ♪ >> reporter: remember this song? now, the three tweets i hate about someone. on thursday, miley cyrus launched a twitter overshare. announces, ever feel like eye
want something more? not sure, passion, perhaps? that tweet immediately raised eyebrows could she can be talking about fiance heartthrob liam hemsworth? ♪ >> reporter: and the tweets kept coming. sometimes, i feel like i like everyone more than they love me. hate that feeling. and then thought of the day: maybe it's not that they love you less, they just love you the most they are capable of loving. >> it's important to keep in mind, miley is still a 19-year-old girl. so she's going to be going through the emotional trials and tribulations that any 19-year-old would. >> reporter: it has been an intense four weeks for the former "hannah montana" star. just last week, a stalker was released outside her home. and the newly released photos showing this change. >> these are what i call stream of conscious tweets.
and sometimes, these are best left in private to your family and loved ones or not at all. >> reporter: but soon cyrus clears the air telling her 8 million followers, everything is just find. there is not trouble in paradise. just thoughts. ♪ >> reporter: and if those 140 characters weren't convincing enough, miley and liam were spotted hand in hand saturday night in a public show of unity. ♪ >> we wish them the best. and coming up, josh has an unforeable "play of the day." [ whimpers ]
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and welcome to weather central. the latest on the ultimate man battle. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. on this monday morning, september 17. tim kaine will hit the road for the commonwealth today. it will make stops in richmond manassas,icksburg, city, and alexandria. senator mark warner will join him on that tour. the national zoo got good news celebrating the of a new panda cub. this happened late last night.
it is very tiny but it makes a noise. newschannel 8 will have an in- toph report coming at the of the airport. check your monday commute. interstate 95 in virginia had -- is incident-free. .95 is very heavy the inbound suitland parkway at naylor road, watch for the crash. there are problems on i-495 around to hampshire avenue but it. you can see a couple of clouds but it is beautiful this morning. 48 degrees at washington-dulles airport. we will be getting moisture from
♪ ♪ here we go a good time and it is a good time in times square. oh, the weather here in new york city. >> gorgeous. >> gorgeous, this weekend. it has remained in honor of the return sam champion to the program. >> did you notice it did get very beautiful when sam was back? >> notice, you guys have done the entire weather report right now. >> welcome back. >> george is away, hey, everybody, robin is off on her medical leave. we can see you between our toes as well, robin. we're delighted to have
elizabeth vargas. >> thank you, i'm delighted to be here. we're going to have fun, guess what, starting our countdown for "gma's" road to the emmys. lara is wearing -- i don't call it a dress, i call it a gown. that's where you as audience members come in. we're going to have the final three choices. you get to vote on which dress she wears on the red carpet. >> do you have a favorite? >> i don't. >> well, jerzey from "elle" magazine, he brought over literally seven dresses of racks. we leave it to you, our "gma" viewers to help us out. we thought a fun way to get us involved with the emmys. everybody likes to know what you're wearing. listen. we're not leaving josh out, everybody. we're also going to choose something that he might wear at the emmys. it's very small.
let's try to guess what that might be. >> oh -- >> did you just see it? >> i did. >> whatever is in that box is all you're allowed to wear on the red carpet. >> thank you. also, ahead, usher's battle. he's speaking out for the first time about his family fight for custody of his two boys. he opened up to oprah about it. it's an interview you're going to want to stick around for. a brand-new picture of katie holmes and suri. is life back to normal for the world's most famous 6-year-old? and david beckham versus george clooney. it's the ultimate sexy man battle. first, we turn to aimy robach for the top developing stories. amy, good morning. >> good morning, guys. we begin with that would-be
teenage terrorist. the fbi said he was determined to set off a bomb in chicago. adel daoud will face charges of trying to use weapons of mass destruction. but that plan was foiled from the start. the bomb was a fake part of a sting by the fbi. and the mayor is threatening legal action to get the teachers back to school after they threatened to end the week-long strike. both sides were coming to a deal but then they needed more time to review the proposal. and violent protests have erupted in afghanistan and pakistan against the anti-muslim film produced in america. hezbollah accusing the u.s. officials of protecting the film's producers. u.s. officials expect more protests but say the vial silence leveling off. and mitt romney is launching a new offensive in a turnaround in the polls in a series of new ads. he'll be outlining his plans to
turn the country around instead of criticizing president obama. in the meantime, the president is filing a complaint with the world trade organization arguing that china is unfairly subsidizing exports hurting american jobs. and a hearing gets under way in that trial of sensational case of the so-called "fatal vision ""killer. farmer army doctor jeffrey macdonald was accused of hilling his pregnant wife and two children. and a health study shows that children are consuming on average 3,400 milligrams per day. that's 1,000 more than recommended. it's the equivalent to to a big mac. start, 15% have slightly elevated or high blood pressure. and at the box office "resident evil: retribution." that's the fifth in the series taking the top spot, $21
million. but the big head line was the cult drama "the master" with philip seymour hoffman and it's on five screens. >> i've been wanting to see that. what a review. my gosh. good morning, everybody. good morning, sam. >> good morning, lara. >> welcome back. so excited to see your gorgeous face. while suri cruise may be the world's most famous 6-year-old at the center of the high-stakes superfast split between tom cruise and katie holmes. brand-new pictures with mom it now shows that life looks like it's getting back to normal. mother and daughter going for an evening walk this weekend. we're guessing suri might have been filling mom in on important kid stuff like her first week as a first grader.
and lady gaga with dressmaker tracy. >> tracy? >> we'll tell you that we had lots of controversy over the pronunciation. it's philip tracy. and lady gaga has put together in london for fashion week, tracy's spring 2013 show in a hot pink hat. >> wow. >> that is a hat. a hat dress. >> a show -- >> this is nothing though, compared to what tracy has masterminded. including the favorite that we all know and love is the one that -- >> oh, yeah. >> at prince william and kate's wedding this summer. that's when the name was getting
pronounced by people including yours truly. and quarterback mark sanchez once told "gq," that his dream girl would have to help him win a super bowl. >> sanchez? >> sanchez. i'm sorry, everybody. mark sanchez. >> you're completely congested. >> i am. >> i know. i know. >> can i just tell you all that mark sanchez and eva longoria are dating now. they're very excited. he's having a great season. though he did not win yesterday -- >> it was the game with -- >> pittsburgh steelers. >> oh. >> the lovers went on a date here in new york city over the weekend. maybe he was distracted. you would never know it by
looking at eva longoria. and finally, no, this is not about being seat, josh elliott. this is over the world's sexiest man in a suit. >> as opposed to what josh said? >> thank you so much. it's a totally unscientific poll out of britain that determined that the world's most sexiest man in a suit is david beckham. not george clooney. it was worth teasing all morning long. >> now, you know it. >> well, now -- well, he received some votes. he did. just in third. >> maybe three votes. maybe three votes. >> sam champion. >> i can't leave the desk. this is like this gorgeous swoopy thing. >> we already had our moment. when you were off running around
with your month off there. >> i'm just seeing the desk. >> a big desk. let's get to the board. we'll show you exactly what's going on this morning. one or two things we'd like to show you. we're going to start with a live shot outside of new york city because it is beautiful today. so enjoy this day because the rain tomorrow spreads to the south. 74 in boston. there's that live shot from wabc television station. we also very warm temperatures. this is a little unusual. the curve going up above the northwest. seattle, portland, going into the 80s, even good morning, it is nice lastd here but it will not forever. clouds will increase and back in the forecast. temperatures across the area -- in d.c. and we are
of the 40's across the west. skies will be partly sunny and showers fromfor afternoon ande andderstorms for tomorrow if you could be severe. >> and while i think weather was very special today, that was the best "pop news." >> thanks. here's a look at what we have coming up on the "gma" morning menu. usher speaking out for the first time about his custody battle. his big tell-all with oprah. we've got the details coming up on that. plus, "gma" wants to you pick what dress i will wear to the emmys. we're leaving it in your hands. totally wonderful viewers. i trust you completely. and clint eastwood is speaking out about that solo chair stunt at the republican national convention. also, his new movie role. all of that coming up on "good
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this was an attack. >> were you in love? >> yes. yes, i was in love. >> reporter: usher said while they may have moved too fast, he was crushed by the way people criticized their relationship. >> this is supposed to be the person that i'm going to share the rest of my life with. and nobody is, you know, responding the way i'd like them to respond. >> reporter: but the singer said the relationship quickly soured and admit head played a part. >> were you faithful with her? >> i was faithful in heart, but not all the way. >> reporter: he was devastated when 11 kyle glover, foster son from a previous marriage was killed in july after being hit by a jet ski. >> i miss kyle. >> was kyle a part of your marriage? >> a great part of my life. it hurts me to speculate that people said i and we at the funeral. i absolutely was at the funeral. >> reporter: usher now says he's
focusing on being a better father for his own children. in august, a judge granted him full custody. >> i've had the time of my life. >> reporter: and while he opens up about his personal life, it was his personal question that made even him blush. >> have you or do you make love to your own music? >> some way say this will be rather narcissistic but, yes. >> oh! >> do we need to know that? i don't know. i know that now. we wish usher the best. you're wondering why i have my mini me here. kate and rebecca and kylie are here with me. we're kicking off the party with the emmys. josh and i are headed out to hollywood to cover the emmys. we're leading up to our viewers.
the one and only creator of "elle" magazine we narrow it down, take a look. >> i'm here on the streets of new york 0 so i can find the perfect emmy dress for lara. >> i love that dress. it is so elegant. >> we always want her to have that. >> never want to see the pan of the audience and see someone drooling in this dress. you want them to be comfortable and look fabulous. >> i want her to look good in something that's strong, fashionable, on trend. feminine. gold could be phenomenal for her. we didn't want a strapless. >> lara, this dress is calling you -- hello. >> you are the woman who does the gowns. >> lara and i talked about maybe
gold. i think this is maybe a nice alternative. >> organza with feathers. >> definitely, definitely, definitely out of lara's comfort zone but i'm all about pushing people out of their comfort zones. let's hit the road. lara, here we come. >> hi. i love them. oh, my gosh, so many dress. i don't want to be safe. >> safe is fine. >> i don't want to be safe anymore. i want to be jozi. >> i have no idea how this one goes on -- there you are. this is not happening. >> this is big time hassle. >> the green one. >> guys what do you think?
>> oh! >> looks very pretty. it's very flattering. what do you think about the color? >> it's pretty. especially with the weather in l.a. >> i love the shine. >> i like it. >> i like it, too. >> is this still too vegas? >> a little bit, yes. >> what do you think? >> i think that you are going to play scarlett o'hara. ♪ >> two thumbs up! >> i give it a thumbs up. >> i like it. the colors, and all of this. >> here, high-five -- high-five -- no? oh! >> how's that? that could be amazing on. >> oh, it's totally couture. >> i'm going to have to be your
train fluffer. this color is good for you. >> thumbs up. this is in the mix. >> i definitely like it in the mix. >> i really like it. >> everybody else is here. i want to thank my trusty stylist. we've narrowed it down to three. number one. number two, is this is zac posen. amy's got number three. those are the three choices. we leave it up to the "gma" vie viewers. go to "good morning america" on yahoo! you will see all of the information. what about josh, are we voting for something. >> what are we doing? >> right here. >> right here. >> quickly, get over there. >> what? >> which socks should josh wear with his tuxedo? black, red or white --
>> white! >> no! >> make him wear the red ones or stripes. red or stripes, not the boring black. >> no, we're going with that. >> i've got to say, lara, i love all those gowns. they're beautiful. but that black one is stunning. >> well, i leave it up to the "gma" viewers. >> all right, you know where you can vote. go to gma.com on yahoo! and vote. be sure to tune in september 23rd starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern. now to clint eastwood, he made headlines speaking at the republican national convention. now, he's got a movie. he sat down with abc's nick watt to talk all about it. >> it's been a while. >> reporter: "trouble with the curve" is a touching portrait of a father/daughter relationship which masquerades as a baseball
movie. >> you don't even like baseball. >> i love baseball. >> reporter: failing eyes and a sharp temper. >> tell me you're not gus yourself. >> no, i'm not. but i can imagine how gus would be. >> i mean, he's kind of crotchety, doesn't seem to be embracing -- >> yeah, that is me. >> spending every waking moment with my dad -- >> reporter: amy adams is simply stunning, an oscar nod surely coming her way. >> has he becomes more appreciative of her, she becomes more appreciative of him. >> reporter: in real life, eastwood has daughters, the youngest 17. imagine trying to date "dirty harry" daughter. are you armed when they show up at the door? >> yeah, that would be nice. my wife takes care of that
stuff. she's much more stringent than i would be. >> reporter: eastwood at the republican national convention conversely addressed an empty chair as mr. obama. >> i've got mr. obama here. what do you mean shut up? >> the polls suggest that it was your speech and not mitt romney. you didn't know what you were going to say? >> no. >> when did you decide on what you were going to do, how you were going to do it? >> i saw everybody up there, they were all looking at teleprompters. i said i'm not going to do that. first place, i'm not very good at that. i'd have to have my glasses there and read it anyway. i was sitting there, the guy said, do you want to sit down. i said, no. but that out by the podium. >> it was really like that? >> yeah, it was kind of like that. i thought i'd do this. anyway, everybody seemed to have
a good time with it and that's all that matters. >> what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him that, can't do that to himself. >> do you think you went too far at all? >> no. >> president obama said he's still a big fan of yours. >> that's his bad judgment. no, actually, he's very charming to me. >> some people loved it, some people hated it. some people lampooned it. >> that's good. i'm just expressing my feeling. >> reporter: and like his character, he just doesn't care what people think. >> there's something about the aging process that makes you give care less. >> is that true for you? >> maybe, i don't know. our thanks to nick watt for that interview, cyndi lauper joins us live in times square. don't go away. president obama: i'm barack obama and i approve...
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country music greatest bash. from brad paisley to miranda lambert. >> and ladies and gentlemen, rachael ray is here! zucchini fritter cakes and steak and potato bobs. >> today's the big day, right? >> hd season 7. >> first now, to cyndi lauper, shall we? she's got one of the most distinctive voices. and she's telling a story in her new book "cyndi lauper, a memoir." first, here's a look at the hits that made her a household name. ♪ girls wanna have fun >> reporter: if we learned one thing in the '80s, it was that when the working day was done -- ♪ girls want to have fun fun girls ♪ >> reporter: time after time, cyndi lauper's hit made us crank up a boombox and sing along
♪ time after time >> reporter: the grammy-award winning singer topped charts with hits like "all through the night" and "true colors." ♪ >> reporter: lauper released 11 albums and sold 14 million records. not one to rest on her laurels, lauper was in collaboration with one of the best blues artists. she teamed up with mega star lady gaga helping to raise money for aids awareness. now in her new book she reveals the details of ups and downs of stardom and her life as a pop superstar. >> one of my favorite albums in the world. "she's so unusual."
here she is, cyndi lauper, your book is terrific. it's very candid, you're very candid about even after "she's so unusual" that you struggled. >> yeah, it's an impression after you achieve great success that it's kind of redeeming, it's redemption, but it's actually not. you know. it was interesting. you know, i lived through it and every time i did, i thought to myself, well, keep going. it will make a good book, you know. finally got the right one. so i'm very excited about that. >> when you hear young artists like nicki minaj tell you that you are such a giant inspiration to them, how does that make you feel, the influence that you have? >> well, i'm inspired by the younger audience, too. i think is that it goes both ways. i think that what you leave
behind as it gets translated to the younger artists, it inspires you, too, you know. and you know, i love music, so i listen to whatever i can all the time. >> yeah. i love in your book, and i totally forgot this that you played a terrific role on "mad about you." i loved reading behind the scenes. i forgot that you were nominated for an emmy for that. >> i won the emmy. >> you won the emmy for that. how much difference is it being a music star to a superstar? >> it was paul rice's show. and his writers were fantastic. and they wrote words that sounded to me could have originated out of my head. you know, i still do stuff on "bones." i love that. >> in the book, you talk about backstage doing an ethel merman
impersonization. you were talking about your character of paul riser? >> well, married and then divorced. >> but her voice came through this funny backstage impersonization? >> yeah. the director turned around and says, that's her voice. and all of a sudden, she started to come to life. and as soon as i got rid of all the fear of not being good enough, you just relax into it. i think that the first time even -- yeah, the first time i was nervous about it. and the second time, i had so much fun. and that was the one i won the emmy for. but it was really them with that show, paul ricer, helen hunt. the wonderful directors that they had. i can't remember the director but he was awesome. >> let me ask you about deckland. all these years you've been
giving us terrific music. motherhood. 15-year-old son now? >> not yet, november. but you know, my husband is the strong arm of our family. so we have a peculiar kind of arrangement. but that's on the reality show. that will be aired in january. it's called "still so unusual. ." >> and the book is unusually delicious. congratulations on that. the reality show. also writing for kinky booth on broadway. >> reality show in october. and it comes to broadway april 4th at the hershfield. >> i just want to sing "girls wanna have fun." cyndi lauper, everyone. where's sam?
>> that's the best description, unusually delicious. i absolutely love it. >> debbie. >> okay. you got it? you got this mike? you got it? >> this one says "go bears." >> well, she's from chicago. >> all right. let's get to the boards. already. you're still in the family. one or two things we want to talk about. outside you're doors, your facebook and twitter picture as live for you this morning. daytona beach, a nice looking sky there. the skies in the southeast, watch that low, a tropical moisture around it, spreading heavy rain, powerful storms, particularly in red. behind the front, a swing through the country, there are cool temperatures. it may feel cool for you this morning, international falls. but look at tonight, low temperatures. 24 there. 24 already. and into the northwest, there's
a lot of warmth headed your way. seattle, tacoma area into the 70s today. >> it's a lot of fun to watch the show from here. all the weather was brought to you by babies are. lara. >> all right. coming up on "good morning america," behind the scenes, coming up on "good morning america," behind the scenes, country music's biggest
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and we're back with the biggest country music bash. it's the music festival tonight. it airs, features three hours of the hottest stars in country, including brad paisley, blake shelton, miranda lambert and our special correspondent, cameron mathison takes us behind the scenes. >> reporter: the country music
fans, this is paradise. with a week of nonstop concerts, photo ops and fun, nashville is the place to be. from luke bryan. ♪ take it from me girl >> reporter: to carrie underwood. ♪ >> reporter: to little big town. ♪ >> reporter: and brad paisley. it's a who's who of the best in the business. >> with 70,000 or 80,000 country fans that had to do whatever they had to get here. >> they see themselves in us, because we sing songs about them. their neighbors. the people that they work with. songs about life. avnsd it's real people. it's only fitting that we give back. >> if it weren't to them, we wouldn't be doing what we're doing.
♪ this is country music >> it represents something important which is giving back to fans. >> reporter: just how do they give back? by rocking the house. ♪ turn it on turn it up ♪ and sing along >> reporter: artists like blake shelton. ♪ i should just drink on it put our heads together on it and drink on it ♪ >> why are country fans so special? >> i think there's probably a stronger bond in country music than there is in any other genre. as far as first of all, artists and their fans. but also among the artists. i mean, we're all buddies. >> reporter: so what can fans look forward to from him next, a chris magazine album. ♪ jingle bells jingle all the way ♪ >> i was impressed with of the fact that i didn't completely throw you off.
>> me, too. you're way better than i thought. i love you. >> and i love you. come on, hug it out. >> reporter: from jingle bells to barefoot blue jean night, jake owen with his new bride by his side treated us to a private acoustic session. ♪ >> ♪ whoa whoa whoa ♪ in the middle of a rock show whoa whoa whoa ♪ >> reporter: hosting tonight's special, kimberly perry of the band "perry." ♪ >> reporter: and luke bryan. >> when you're hosting, you can bring your energy to kind of set the tone for the feel of the stadium and then the feel of what people are watching at home. ♪ >> i recognize a lot of faces when we come here and play because it's a lot of people that go to our shows all across the country. >> it's one of the coolest
festivals that there is, simply for the fact it's kind of all about the fans. if it weren't for them, none of us would have a job. >> it's a country music party. >> nashville does it right down here. >> we just look forward to getting here, being in front of the fans. being able to tell them thank you, face-to-face. >> reporter: for "good morning america," cameron mathison, abc news, nashville. >> thank you, cam. you can see all the stars 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc. coming
all right. get ready for a fall feast. our wonderful friend rachael ray is sheer just hours before her show kicks off for your seventh season today? >> i'm excited. it's the first show, a brand-new home. a brand-new set. first lady michelle obama is your first guest? >> the first lady is the first guest for the whole show. i'm so excited. >> wonderful. we're going to get to that in just a second. but today, you're starting with zucchini fritters. >> fritters is great dish because you can serve them for breakfast, lunch and dinner and put in all of your fall things. i have zucchini that i shredded
or you can use butternut squash. >> any single vegetable? >> one of flour, one teaspoon of baking powder. whisk together a cup of milk and one egg. and just you throw anything you like in there. we have herbs like mint, parsley and basil. a little parm cheese, zucchini, oni onion, it gets thrown in there. beat that baby. you need a pro. >> okay. >> you just throw that together and that's your base. then you can add your base whatever you like, like zucchini. i have a batter down. one cup flour. one egg. very, very simple. >> okay. >> then you shallow fry your batter in a little olive oil. and they're loosey-goosey.
you cook them a couple minutes. >> they glob together? >> they cook up. if you want to serve them with a brunch, top them with an over-easy egg. if you want to serve them for lunch or dinner, i take tomatoes. >> i think they're looking for fritters. >> i top them with stewed tomatoes and a little green oni onions. and you're done. >> that's it? >> that's it. >> now, you have a whole tailgating section? >> in this month's magazine, i'm a huge football fan. we have a pull-out for tailgaters. we have kabobs. whoopi pies. >> steak and potato kabobs. >> people take the tailgate way, way upscale these days. >> they do. >> but they're beautiful. >> there's vegetarian options. they're sweet, savory.
it's a great pull-out guide. chili ten ways. it's a great issue. those are baby whoopie pies down there. >> really? >> yeah. as in a pull-out. today, you've got michelle obama. >> we worked on that initiative together, the "let's move" campaign. we hid a healthy cheeseburger. and her, i call it "her" now because she makes a terrific avocado ranch dressing. we play carnival games. we have a great chat at the kitchen table. we had a blast. i hope everyone tunes in. excited to be back for our seventh year, everybody. just doesn't seem possible. >> congratulations on your huge success and your wonderful meal
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all right, america. we need your help, again, by me, i mean lara. vote for the dress she's going to wear as we host the emmy preshow. is it 1, is it 2, is it 3? >> if she keeps eating the fritters -- we might need a 5 and 6. >> do you have a favorite? >> i do have a favorite. >> but we're not going to share that. >> no. >> i love them all. but i like 3. >> i like 2. 2. hey, also, rachael ray's recipes can be found online at
big news at the national zoo has panda was born last .ight they are cautiously optimistic. the panda mom gave birth to another cutback in 2005. disappointment for redskins fans they team suffered its second loss. get a look at traffic this monday morning. on roads are better aboutrginia which is just cleared out. at thes a brief delay 14th street bridge.
coming off of route 52 new york avenue is the slope. -- route 50 new york avenue is slow. >> after eight days in a row, in theooking at changes forecast. s beautiful and sunny now are on theuds increase throughout the day. we will see showers later today. the real storms arrive tomorrow. partly sunny this afternoon, scattered some predict thunderstorms this afternoon and tomorrow. thanks for watching and we will be back at noon. "live! with kelly & michael" is next. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
mitt romney's position on women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him takee away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.