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. good morning, america. on the edge. record-breaking rain wreaking havoc on roads. power knocked out in an airport. mudslides force people from their homes, and the deluge not over yet. florida state storm, the biggest star in college football, forced to answer questions from a student. will the university take action after prosecutors declined to pursue charges? holiday travel alert. this explosive video showing the hidden danger in the cargo hold of jets. the batteries that power our cell phones and laptops. is there a justin jinx? the sports fans who claim you
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better believe it. inside the photos that landed the super star back in the headlines and have so many worried that the biebs is bad luck. and good morning, america. boy, justin beiber, not getting a break in boston right now. thing he's bad luck for the patriots. >> fans are like that. the patriots, hanging out with them, they have a good thing going on right now. but you're saying -- >> he's done a lot of things that i criticize. but i'm not sure there's a justin jinx. we'll get into that. >> i love when you back biebs like that. and begin with the record rain on the west coast creating dangerous driving conditions. mudslides, forcing mandatory evacuations. and ginger is going to start with this. >> look at this, outside of a car in los angeles, something you don't see every day, and not
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in the last three years. the rain came forcefully, dangerously for some. record daily rainfalls from san francisco to los angeles. up north and east of san diego, 7.5 inch was rain. that is a ton for an area that's struggled to get a quarter inch over the months on end. flash flood watches in place, newport, up into the sierra. and look for the next three days to be extremely rainy in northern california. one more day north and east of san francisco to get the brunt. brandi hitt is in california. tell me everything you have seen so far. >> reporter: good morning, ginger. it continues to rain, and many of the families are on edge. take a look, they have installed large barriers in front of the homes. sandbags here, and they have done a great job of protecting the homes from the mud and flash flood waters. a powerful storm drenching california overnight. record-breaking rainfall downing
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trees. drivers swerving around rock slides. >> terrifying. it was scary. very scary. >> reporter: and a power outage at the bob hope airport. and this truck dangling from a freeway overpass. and the deluge isn't over, 4 inches expected in the next 24 hours. >> monitor things all day. i know there's heavy rains coming this afternoon. >> reporter: in glenn codoor la they worry that this could give way. >> i'm hoping it's okay. >> reporter: it's the same area that was hit by wildfires in january. and the mudslides that followed jurist a month later. but in 1969 their home was one of dozens buried by a massive mudslide. and now they're prepared to evacuate for the third time in less than a year. do you have your bags packed constantly? >> it's all sitting inside the
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door. if we have to evacuate, put it all in the car and we're off. >> reporter: and again the rain continues to come down. many of the families feel they have dodged a bullet so far. but they're not out of the woods just yet. watching the forecast and the mountainside behind me. george. >> thanks very much. now to president obama's next defense secretary. expected to announce his choice to replace chuck hagel this week. the likely pick, ashton carter. and he may not have been the president's top choice, but has deep experience. >> he certainly was. he was passed over when chuck hagel was in two years ago, but he was deputy until september of last year. he's not a veteran or well known, but spent his life in the national security world. this is a critical time with isis and syria and iraq. the president wants a fresh start with someone widely
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respected for his intellect and decision-making skills. >> he appears to have republican support. on isis, there's conflicting reports on whether the leader, al-baghdadi's ex-wife was detained in lebanon. >> had a fake i.d., with a 9-year-old child. they're not sure if she's a current wife, a former wife or a wife at all. they are interviewing her. they want to know everything she knows about the isis leader. >> good to see you, martha. and now to the fallout from ferguson. michael brown's stepfather is under investigation for his actions in the hours after the grand jury decision. police are trying to determine if he was trying to incite a riot with this outburst. alex perez joins us now with the latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. at this point authorities have not charged michael brown's stepfather. federal authorities arrested a man accused of making death
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threats against darren wilson. 46-year-old jalil tariq abdul-jabbar has been making repeated threats online to kill darren wilson. the police officer who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old michael brown. he was ranting about wilson on his facebook page, even posting this wanted image. outrage over brown's death, further compounded last week by the grand jury decision not to indict wilson in the august 9th shooting. following the news, brown's mother, inconsolable. but it was this heated response from mike brown's stepfather that's making headlines yet again this morning. those words from louis head during an emotional moment after just hearing wilson would not be charged. now st. louis county police are looking into whether head should be charged for inciting a riot. possibly making an
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already-volatile situation even worse. fires raged until morning, businesses looted and destroyed. the missouri lieutenant governor calling for head's arrest. attorneys for the brown family were quick to denounce his words, but and for understanding. >> don't keep him from being human. >> reporter: and in new york city, they are bracing for possible ferguson-like unrest. a grand jury decision against the officer in the choke hold death of gardner is expected this morning. >> thank you very much. and scary new video showing the risk to passenger planes from the lithium batteries that power so many device ss. jim avila has the story. >> reporter: the faa says that explosive new video is showing a new look at the way laptops and
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other devices are transported aboard passenger planes. this video could change faa rules about the batteries behind digital revolution. this cargo hold filled with 5,000 lithium ion batteries for a simple test. they simulate overheating just one battery inside. and within 45 minutes, a chain reaction. nearby batteries inside catch fire. and the smoking container explodes. temperatures in the cargo hold reach 1100 degrees. >> all lithium ion batteries have some risk of this phenomenon of thermal runaway. >> reporter: in fact the pilot union said shipment of lithium batteries on aircraft is the most pressing hazmat issue that the aviation community needs to address. the batteries, more than 7 billion of which, are made each
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year are popular because they are lightweight. but shown to be vulnerable to overhe overheating. this laptop battery seemed to spontaneously come bust in a terminal. thousands are carried in the cargo holds of the passenger planes. while there are fire suppression systems onboard, a similar test showed they didn't prevent an explosion, but delayed it. >> get inside, it looks cold out there. to amy for the other top stories. we begin with a community in mourning after a tragic collision between two school buss in knoxville, tennessee. two children were killed on their way home from school along with an adult aid. the front sheered off one, the other on its side. a heartbreaking scene that brought the police chief to tears. >> we just and the community to pray for --
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>> so, so difficult. about two dozen other children were also injured. they were all in kindergarten to fifth grade. and our thoughts are with those family this is morning. in the meantime, explosive new allegations against bill cosby this morning. a california woman claiming the comedian molested her in the bedroom of the playboy mansion in 1974 when she was 15 years old. this is the first time that a woman who's accused cosby says she was underage when the assault took place. they have not responded, but conditioned other recent allegations. initial test results come today in the unidentified testing of a patient for ebola. reportedly showing symptoms after a trip to west africa. and there appears to be a plan to avoid next week's government shutdown. house speaker john boehner is pitching a two-step course that
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would fund the government and appease much of the party's conservative base. the good news if you're in stocks, the dow hit a new record high. rallying on word of strong cyber monday sales. and a narrow escape in china. a driver loses control of her car and plunges right into the river. fortunately the woman manages to climb out with the help of bystanders pulling her from the sinking car just moments -- wow, look at that -- before it sank. and look closely on the water there, this is an incredible photo bomb. a 7-foot shark jumping out of the water. this happened in australia as a woman's surfing competition was taking place. all the ladies were fine. they cleared out, understandably, but not as understandable to me, waited 15 minutes and got right back in. okay. finally an epic fail that's going to take tens of thousands of dollars to clean up.
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take a look. this is how much it's expected to cost to repair this 160-foot super yacht after it was hit by a drawbridge in miami. the rock star had 15 people on board, badly damaged the top level. no one was injured. and just in case you were wondering, the $21 million boat's hot tub was not damaged either. they can continue their tour. their rock star tour. >> money for them -- >> it's a couple thousand. >> thank you, amy. this is so disturbing. it is known as stolen valor. civilians dressing up as military veterans. a philadelphia man was caught on camera allegedly posing as a decorated army ranger, taking advantage of discounts on black friday. we have the story. >> reporter: let's introduce you to ryan burke, he says he likes to talk to other service members when he sees them out. while he says he was initially
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suspicious of the man's uniform, once he started talking to the man, burke lost his cool. >> where's your combat patch at? >> gave it to a little kid. >> why is your flag so low on the shoulder? >> got me on that one, man. >> reporter: this man getting a dresses down on tape. >> where did you get your three civs at? >> afghanistan. >> all three? >> all three. >> you know you need three campaigns to have three different ones. >> reporter: the man behind the camera, burke, and yetman, claiming to be an army ranger. burke says he's a phoney, saying he's using the uniform to get discounts outside of philadelphia. >> basic training? >> fort jackson. >> fort jackson? the infantry is only in fort benning. i noticed a couple things off on
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the uniform. >> the video viewed over 2.5 million times since friday. >> i called you out on ten different things. >> reporter: this isn't the first time he has impersonated people, pleading guilty to impersonating a police officer. real veterans have the stolen valor law, punishing men like angel who was wearing a chestful of medals he was never awarded. >> we checked with the marine corp. never heard of you. >> really? >> reporter: pennsylvania congressman michael fitzpatrick saying he should face federal charges. but yetman insists he's the real deal. >> stolen valor at its finest. >> if i was a phoney, then i wouldn't be wearing this uniform. >> it's frustrating because you serve with good men who have lost their lives or been seriously wounded who earned
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that uniform. >> reporter: we reached out to yetman but did not hear back. burke says it wasn't just the uniform and the way he answered the questions, it was the way he answered his cell phone with staff sergeant. you wouldn't say that. and his grandfather served in world war ii, it taints his legacy and so many others. >> people are fired about this one. >> they are. >> just the thought process. >> right. that's why the law was implemented just a year ago. see if he faces any kind of charges as a result. >> please let us know. >> it takes g s gall. >> it does. it's not throwback thursday yet, but we are going back in time. 1974, the last time burger king had the young bo on the menu. and rebecca jarvis is here to explain the trend. >> reporter: good morning.
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big changes at bk. sales are up slightly at burger king. it's buying canadian coffee giant tim hortons. but the fast food industry is struggling. and now homing that going back to the future with the yumbo will help it compete. ♪ hold the lettuce special order all we and is that you let ♪ back in 1969, burger king heralded the arrival of the american classic. 40 years later, the wonder, known as the yumbo, has returned. the hot ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce and tomato reinstated as part of the marketing strategy, making simpler menu yoms. customers have been clamoring for this for year. using foot traffic is not new to
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the fast food industry. losing market share to chipotle and panera. the mcrib, a secret weapon of mcdonald's for the last 30 years. when it pops up, it becomes a sensati sensation. even casual dining restaurants have started throwing back. t.g.i. fridays coopting chily's baby back ribs from the '90s. for the yumbo to work, it has to be quick to prepare. takes 30 seconds longer to get through the drive throughs today than a decade ago. for some, that's an issue, but burger king does care. they don't want you waiting any longer. and should keep the fast food truly fast. it's quick to prepare. we can breathe a sigh of relief. >> you're missing the ribs.
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>> i'm waiting for the mcrib. you never know. you have to be fast. i don't remember the yumbo. >> i vaguely do. >> i've seen it on youtube. >> ouch. >> thanks, rebecca. appreciate that. let's go to >> starting out with snow. new hampshire just a nice picture. this makes you love the winter feel. don't love it too long if you're in new england. it will be pulling away. winter weather voos soars until 9:00 a.m. for parts of vermont new hampshire and maine. look at coastal 53 boston much milder. washington, d.c. a high of 60. pittsburgh will go to 42. it's mostly dry air back here not all that cold and look at the warmth from mobile at 77 to atlanta 69. 60 washington and 50 here in new york city. that's a look at the mild coast to coast. not as mild we'll talk about this rain in the west coming up first we have to get that local forecast in 30 seconds and this morning's rainy city brought to you by walgreens.
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>> ♪ >> good morning i'm meteorologist karen rogers with your accuweather update we see light showers moving through. roads are damp but temperatures well above freeing it's forty degrees. let's take you outside. we have fog in spots. you can see the fog above the ben franklin bridge. visibility 4 miles at philadelphia right now. your accuweather forecast showing a high of 53. we'll see lot of clouds just some spotty showers around not a lot of rain. it breaks off tonight and later this evening and tonight you're dry. tomorrow finally the sunshine returns and 46 to show you how
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california would need to get out of the drought. a little tease. it's a lot. >> really? >> stick around. >> thank you. coming up, an emotional hearing on campus for college football star jameis winston, facing a sexual assault allegation. why his school could take action even though police didn't. and a wildcat mauling a woman in an upscale neighborhood. why was the lynx allowed to be a pet? and how thieves can swipe your pin and home security pass code from right behind your back. what you can do to stop them now. ♪
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>> hello, i'm matt o'donnell mat let's see what's jamming up things with matt pelman. >> wet conditions for the ride into work and it's a really slow ride at that on 95. southbound side from approaching academy through
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this point at the betsy ross bridge into girard, here on the ramp from 95 to the betsy ross bridge and aramingo avenue we have a crash. you can see it taking out the left side of the ramp really o clogging things up for people get and on or off of 95 southbound. crash involving a pedestrian on the roosevelt boulevard northbound at ryan avenue outer drive is blocked. we've had big issues this morning in narberth with a fire location. the action cam was on the scene early here along montgomery avenue attending to the fire at the fast signs building which went up in flames as you can see. montgomery avenue remains shut down between old gulph road and brookhurst avenue. you need to think alternates like bryn mawr avenue, wynnewood avenue and wynnewood road or route 30 lancaster avenue. nearby there was a water main break along graling avenue which didn't help firefighters ocean. crash in brookhaven to watch out for along milton road near chester creek road. matt. >> let's take a live look at center city philadelphia. can't really see the tops of the buildings because of low cloud cover which is causing some flight delays at
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philadelphia international airport. meteorologist karen rogers filling in for david with the forecast. hey, karen. >> hey, matt. clouds reducing visibility at philadelphia international airport to about 5 miles. it's worse in the northwest up to just .3 of a mile in mount pocono right now. that temperature is currently above freezing as we look at storm tracker 6 live radar we can see we have showers through the region, very light. we'll continue to see these spotty showers on and off not a lot of rain matt and it is just rain because temperatures above freezing even in the lehigh valley but just watch for those spotty sprinkles. >> thanks karen. back to "gma." we're back in 25
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♪ ♪ i'm coming for you ♪ cause all i need a little beauty and the beat from justin beiber. sports fans want him to beat it. they don't want him hanging out with the patriots anymore in boston. >> sports fans are supersticious. and an investigation this morning after a woman was mauled by a lynx in an atlanta neighborhood. questions about why the animal is kept as a pet. and the simple device that thieves are using to get your bank pin and break into your home. >> pay attention to that one.
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first, jameis winston in the hot seat again facing a florida state conduct hearing over sexual assault allegations. ryan smith is here with more. more and more campuses are dealing with these kinds of issues. this is the highest profile of all. >> yes, george. good morning. sexual violence has dominated, and on college campuses. but jameis winston, dogged by sexual assault allegations will lead his team to the acc championship this weekend. they were not charged, but they are telling their stories. this morning, the alleged sexual assault scandal embroiling jameis winston could put his college football career in jeopardy. never in the same room at any point by design, the heisman trophy winner and his unnamed accuser making their cases separately over four hours in the hearing. the accuser testifying after
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opening statements. the case so controversial at florida state, in a rare move, they have appointed a state supreme court judge to preside. he's accused of four conduct code violations, including two related to alleged sexual misconduct. >> he will tell the truth today, and we are confident that justice harding, when he hears her multiple lives and his truth, will find as every other entity has to this point that she is lying. >> reporter: nearly two years ago, the woman claimed that winston sexual assaultly her. prosecutors declined to file criminal charges. >> we have carefully examined the evidence and concluded no charges will be filed against anyone in this case. >> reporter: but on tuesday, the lawyer for winston's accuser hoped for victory in the hearing. saying in a statement, this is the day that mr. winston has been desperately trying to avoid
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for two years. the courageous woman finally gets a chance to stand up for herself. if found to have violated any conduct codes, the sophomore could face punishment, from a reprimand to expulsion from school. two football players who earlier claimed they saw them have been consensual sex refused to testify. the decision could be after the ncaa championship game. meanwhile the accuser's attorney said it was empowering and wanted to be heard. >> the police said she didn't cooperate in the criminal investigation. >> she had said they weren't hearing her side of the story and discouraging her from moving forward. the tallahassee police came in and investigated. still no criminal charges. >> thanks. now to the frightening attack by a big cat on a woman in atlanta. questions this morning about whether the siberian lynx, which can grow to 100 pounds, is safe to be kept as a pet.
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linzie janis has that story. >> reporter: take a look at this giant exotic cat. pacing in its cage just moments after police say a 21-year-old woman was attacked. right in the backyard of a very upscale atlanta neighborhood. >> the officer found a female with injuries to her head, back and arm. >> >> reporter: but what was such a dangerous animal doing there in the first place? the home's own, fred bojan owns nine exotic cats. >> i don't think we know how they're being contained. >> reporter: it turns out this wasn't his first his mishap. big cats escaped from the property three times, including in 2004 when a 50-pound lynx like this one was found roaming the neighborhood searching for food. legal documents reveal he had to fight to keep the wildcat sanctuary here. winning a court battle in 2011
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after the city tried to shut him down. exotic animals kept as pets has become a growing problem. this past september a cobra tore through thousand oaks california, biting a dog and frightening parents. and remember this man in new york city who lived among unsuspecting neighbors in his small apartment with not just a tiger, but also an alligator until the tiger turned on him. but the most deadly case? in 2011 when 56 exotkpoexotic a escaped in ohio, 49 were killed by authorities. for "good morning america," linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> tough to see that. i remember that. thank you. time now for the weather again. ginger, you were talking about the rain deficit out >> everyone is excited about the inches of rain happening in california over the couple days. yes, that's great because for the year, over six and a half inches below average for san francisco and that's where we were before anything fell.
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already an inch and a half or so in san francisco just yesterday. you say that's better it's kind of depthing in. not really. this is a three year problem. to get out of it we would have to have 75-inch or plus in san francisco over the next year. that's more than five times their annual average. so, it's nearly impossible. we would have to have this type of event every week and we'll take it as we can get it though because it will be falling from san francisco to the bay area through northern california. san diego will get a little push later today but then it's done for southern california. wish we had a lot mr. to talk about. moisture moves on to the east. denver 47 today. des moines goes to 34. the cold sticking in the great lakes, the northern plains with the mild northeast happening now. that's the big picture. let's get a check closer to home. >> hey, ginger, i'm meteorologist karen rogers with your accuweather update. lots of clouds around right now. a little bit of fog and drizzle in spots as well. 53 degrees for your high. with a few spotty showers around. tomorrow finally the sunshine returns, 46 carmex.
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i wish hi better news. but that's impossible. 75 inches. >> thanks. coming up on "gma," it's "gma" on the lookout. how thieves can use heat from your hands to gain access to your bank account pin and your home. how you can stop them. and if you weren't convinced the mediterranean diet, the study that can maybe change your mind. proof it can help you live longer. low, no-haggle price, 5-day money back guarantee ... that's great... and, a roof rack for the kayak! we don't have a kayak. we could get a kayak. ready to roll? yes, we are. with more than 35,000 cars nationwide, carmax has the perfect car for...everybody. carmax. start here.
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back now at 7:40 with "gma" on the lookout. and a devious new way of stealing your pin numbers, pass codes, using thermal technology to secretly track which but thens you were pushing. everything from your bank account to your garage door at risk. fa paula is here with how works. >> reporter: how often do you type in your pin code and cover with your hand so no one can see it? thieves can be one step ahead of you, stealing pins and pass codes without you knowing with a device that look like any other phone. this may look like any other iphone case, but it's not. it's actually a thermal imaging device which you can attach to the back of your phone. meant to help hunters track wildlife and homeowners find energy leaks in their house.
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>> i'm going into this store and steal somebody else's code. >> reporter: but mark shows us how the device could be used to steal your pin and pass codes. the former nasa engineer posting this video online. >> she's inputting the pin here. and then i step up to make my purchase. so that was it. >> reporter: watch again. looks like he's just passing through the checkout line. but right there, he's discretely taking a photo with his phone. >> your fingers use a thermal signature, the hottest was pressed last, the dimmest, first. >> reporter: they would have to take another step. >> use atms skimmers, follow you. >> reporter: we use the device in the grocery store. but this key pad is covered with heat, not giving a clear indication which but thens were pressed. >> it's already warm.
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electronics in the background. there's no heat transfer. >> reporter: in addition to heated key pads, it will not work on a lot of atms. >> it's metal, dissipates the heat too quickly for the signature. >> reporter: but for the second attempt, joy allows us to test her garage key pad. when he takes a thermal image -- your guess? >> 1289. >> yes. it's scary how that came up. >> reporter: how to protect yourself? >> after you have gone through, hold your hand on out but thens, transfers heats and leaves a meaningless thermal signature. >> reporter: the maker of the product says it is not easy to use it to steal pins and pass codes. >> make this application work, it's rather a remote
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possibility. >> reporter: while it's not known how many or any crimes have been committed this way, mark's video is viewed 11 million times online. security experts say it's good to stay ahead of the criminals. >> criminals are getting more brazen. and they'll take simple devices and they'll find a use for that device to commit a crime. >> reporter: now when we tested the device, my thermal signature, my hand print, remained for over two minutes. one easy tip, put your entire hand over the key pad for a few seconds after you have typed in your pass code. a little scary, it's a lot scary considering so many of us have the same pass code and pin for everything. >> change your password multiple times. >> then you forget your password. >> all right, thank you so much, paula. and coming up here, everybody, the hot trend in schools right now. separating girls and boys and
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beiber. abc's t.j. holmes is in the social square to explain this. >> when i heard that people were concerned that justin beiber was going to ruin somebody's life, tom brady wasn't the first one to come to mind. but it's worry that he's going to ruin the team. how? by his presence. it's the most disturbing justin bieber some have ever seen. no, not this one. this one. the biebs hanging out with new england patriots players monday night, including rob gronkowski. all harmless fun. wrong. soon scathing headlines like this emerging on boston.com. oh, no, patriots hang out with justin beiber. season in the balance. the beiber curse is a real thing, people, that kid is a jinx. don't believe him? just look at justin's track record. here he is in november,
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attending a pittsburgh steeler's bible study. the next day, didn't have a prayer, losing to the new york jets, yes, the jets. they hadn't won in two months. and cheering on basketball, they lost. and other bad luck charms in sports, the "sports illustrated" cover curse that seemed to doom an athlete's career. michelle kwan, she missed the gold at olympics two weeks after being on the cover. and the jessica simpson course, after she started dating tony romo. the patriots take on the san diego chargers sunday. fans worry the curse is coming for them. ♪ i'm coming for you all right, you want more evidence, blackhawks -- this is a no, no, don't stand on the logo. and then in spain, held up a jersey. we know what kind of world cup they had. another explanation is maybe
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just the teams don't play very well. >> there you go. >> looking for an excuse. >> might be on to something there, t.j. >> you got it. coming up, dating dos and don'ts from the millionaire match maker. how you can get past the first date. and i walked into a jazz club when i came in this morning. lady gaga and tony bennett upstairs. going to perform live cheek to cheek, baby. come on back.
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oh, yes, you hear it. still ahead on "good morning america," tony bennett and lady gaga with a very special live performance.
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>> ♪ >> hello, it's 7:56. it is wednesday be i'm matt o'donnell. matt pelman taking a look at the ben franklin bridge. matt pelman taking a look at >> good buddy ben a little wet this morning matt and traffic on him is a little slow head westbound from the upside here on into eighth and vine quite crowd it is definitely a slow go across the span of the ben franklin and very slow in bellmawr because of a broken down truck along 295 northbound approaching the north-south freeway taking out the right lane. speeds just in the teens as you head toward that disabled truck. also just in the teens on the northbound side of 42 from the black horse pike on up to 295.
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we've had big issues this morning in narberth montgomery county. action cam was on the scene of the major fire here along montgomery avenue at the fast signs store. this broke out several hours ago. a lot fire crews were on the scene and at this point montgomery remains shut down between old gulph road and brookhurst avenue. stick with bryn mawr avenue, wynnewood avenue or lancaster avenue as alternates. matt. >> got you mat. thanks. let's take a live look at philadelphia international airport. you can see low cloud cover and there the faa says that's delaying arriving flights about an hour and 37 minutes. david is off, karen rogers is here with accuweather. >> hey, matt we have lots of clouds and it's a little damp out here. we have light showers in some parts of the region. let's check your forecast. 40 degrees headed up to 53. no concerns through the region of any icing everywhere temperatures are well above freezing. lots of clouds just a couple of spotty showers around the not terribly wet today and by the evening hours we're dry and we'll get breaks in those clouds. tomorrow finally the sunshine returns, a high of 46 so it's chilly with that sunshine. on friday more clouds once again and it looks like the rain holds off until late
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friday night into saturday. 48 for your high on friday. saturday periods of rain and some more rain sunday, matt. >> thank you karen. the search is for a and a barge worker on the christina river continue today and both stories are featured on 6abc.com. >> ♪
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♪ it started with a whisper good morning, america, it's 8:00 a.m. could it be the fountain of youth? the mediterranean diet, is there finally scientific proof it can help you live longer? and single sex education, the hottest trend in schools right now. but can separating boys and girls improve your child's learning and behaving? >> oh, my gosh. >> and the millionaire match maker, revealing the top tips for the celebrity clients. how you can reverse your dating curse. all that and lady gaga and tony bennett going cheek to colleag cheek as we say -- >> good morning, america.
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and all those fans out in times square get a special treat this morning. there he is, tony bennett. out there. got his scarf on, protecting that golden voice. and signing some autographs. >> unmistakable voice. and special performance with tony bennett and lady gaga is ku up. singing the title song off of the album, "cheek to cheek." it shot to number one. if you love to cook, but short on time to shop, ways to save your time and money and feed your family in style. >> coming up, news first from amy. good morning, everyone. and begin with what ginger has been talking about, the rains across california. thousands of families on edge as the deluge triggers flash floods and mudslides. san bernardino county, 7.5 inches yesterday alone.
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and more could fall before it tapers off. and breaking overnight, an american mother of twins has been killed overseas. it happened inside a mall in the persian gulf city of abu dhabi, sbri it shows the suspect fully veiled in all black fighting the woman. the american woman, a school teacher, later died. and charanother racially chd case with police. the choke hold death of garner who died in july as police were trying to arrest him for selling loose cigarettes. and a bizarre scene on the golden gate bridge. a man drove his mustang on the pedestrian walkway and ended up wedged in an area for foot traffic. lanes were blocked, and he was slapped with a dui charge. and stars of the beloved
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former abc show, the wonder years, donating to the smithsoni smithsonian. including the new york jets jacket worn by fred savage. his mom kept it, saying the smithsonian might and for it. mom was right. finally, an early christmas surprise for a deserving family. watch this video. two police officers surprising a family in need. delivering a christmas tree to their home with decorations and lights. look at the face of this little girl. look at that smile. she hugged the tree. she was so excited. the officer first met the family over the weekend. and that's when the girl told them she was sad because they couldn't afford a tree this year. well, guess what, officers to the rescue. saving christmas for that family. and that smile, it literally brings tears to my eyes. toothless, so cute, must be 7 or 8. >> christmas to remember. thanks to the officers. move on to health news now.
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and more evidence how good the popular mediterranean diet can be good for your body. a new study reveals why and how it can help you live longer. reena ninan has the details. >> reporter: it trims your waistline, and maybe adds to your life expectancy. it may extend a part of your dna called telomeross. their length is a marker of ageing. as we age, they get shorter. but the med train ran diet keeps them intact. helping to prevent ageing from taking the toll on cells. they followed 5,000 nurses in a long-term study, and those who adhered to a mediterranean diet ended up with longer telomeres. that could be an average gain of four and a half years of a life. >> it's good for the heart,
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brain, waistline. if diet can modify how we age on a cellular level, that's a big deal. >> reporter: the diet rich in fish, nuts, olive oil and even red wine is also associated with a decreased risk of heart disease and cancer. >> this is the first time a study actually showed that women who followed a mediterranean diet not only looked better, felt better, but internally, their cells appeared younger. >> reporter: for "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york. >> good news there. "pop news" and weather coming up. now to robin in the social square. got to tell you what's coming up her. "pop news," love this woman, julia louis-dreyfus, a new campaign. and the growing trend of putting boys and girls in different classrooms. why some say it's the answer to better grades. and millionaire match maker is here.
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♪ oh i love to what a wonderful crowd we have joining us here this wednesday morning. cheek to cheek, lady gaga, tony bennett. coming up in the last half hour. we have been doing this all morning long, just swinging like
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that. >> it's hard not to smile. >> that's it. "pop news" in the meantime. indeed. this should make some people smile. victoria's secret angels in london hitting the cat walk for the 2014 runway show. the wings bigger than ever, more extravagant. i know you were looking at the wings. tell you they are wearing wings. taylor swift also swooped in. commanding the stage and looking like a super model herself as she performed. ariana grande also took the mic. they are just as beautiful. had a great time at the show, posting behind the scenes pictures. this one's with taylor, ariana, and she tweeted, victoria's secret angel accidently smacked me in the face with her wings, it was awesome. >> bang, bang to my face.
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hashtag, funny. also in "pop news," julia louis-dreyfus has been elected to star in a new ad campaign for old navy. the "veep" star taking on the role of proud hostess. >> i harvested the cranberries from quebec. and this is a turpiggen. and it's two month was work and i cry more than i laugh. >> we're talking about the sweaters -- >> julia, taking the comedic pitch man baton from amy poehler and melissa mccarthy, the face of black friday shopping last year. you'll recall. they do it right. >> they do. >> very funny. and finally, the p on this car might stand for pump you up. >> oh, wow. >> the next time you're driving in the rain, you can say hasta
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la vees that, baby, to the cars mind you. these are custom and owned by a body builder and posted online. that is "pop news.news." thank you, george. heat index coming up, a check of the weather from ginger. >> that was fast. good morning to the pennsylvania girl scouts. how are you doing? >> good. >> you have some cookies for me? >> no. >> put her on the spot. we'll talk about that >> only 15 for duluth. warm such coming though in week or so for all of you. there's a milder feel for now
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that's the big picture. let's get a check closer to home. >> thanks, ginger. i'm meteorologist karen rogers. we have areas of fog and some spotty showers in a few places. let's take a look at your fork. it's 40 degrees headed up to 53. lots of clouds only a couple of showers around today. here or there. it will dry out by evening hours and the clouds will break and then tomorrow finally the sunshine returns but it's chilly with a high of just 46 degrees. friday more clouds once again, feeling kind of dreary and the rain holds off until late friday night, 48 for your high. then the weekend periods of rain on saturday and more rain on sunday om. i'm from new orleans, i'm from texas -- she's a -- >> a yaya. >> you call it yaya? that's a grandma. and a hot topic for parents, boys and girls separated at school? popular in private schools,
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gaining favor in public schools. and kicking up controversy. it caught our eye in the new york times. and matt gutman has more. >> reporter: the shirts are pressed, the classrooms, neat. but there's something missing at this public middle school. girls. >> there's no one to distract you. >> reporter: so girls distract you. >> yeah. >> reporter: you think the boys only atmosphere might breed machismo. maybe not. >> i have students who share poetry and cry, they get out of their seats, it's okay. you would never see that in a co-ed class. >> private schools long separated the sexes, but for public schools, this is uncharted territory. the department of education lists 850 single-sex public schools nationwide. up from just 34 a decade ago. pral john haley says it's not just his students' grades that soared since they went singled. >> last year, a school.
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>> reporter: from d to a in three years? >> correct. >> reporter: and the principal at the preparatory school, also public, says girls like merriam here are more academically adventurous. >> people are not going to judge you, you got the answer wrong. you're stupid. it's a learning experience. >> boys and girls can be distracting. this prevents that. but on the negative side with, a person grows up, they are surrounded by males and females. >> reporter: the aclu has filed suit against florida schools for civil rights violences and using overly broad stereotypes for separating the sexes. school officials deny any such things, but and the kids. i'm going to say the word boys, first word? >> competitive. >> annoying. >> arrogant. >> reporter: girls, what pops into your head? >> drama. >> makeup, dresses and pumpkin
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spice lattes. >> reporter: out of the mouths of tweens. matt gutman, abc, tampa. >> the poll surprised me. what do you think, should boys and girls be separated? 22% said yes. 78% said no. >> can i and you something, hearing the boys say that about the girls. maybe if they were around girls more, maybe have different responses. girls are more than all of those things. i'm a big fan of having kids learn and mixing it up. >> it's done well in private schools. public schools, maybe the option. if you know your child well enough to know in this situation or not? but just so carte blanche. >> and george likes working with girls. >> he better. both at home and here. he has no choice. up next in our heat index, dating secrets from the millionaire match maker herself, the host of the hit series revealing her dos and don'ts of
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successful dating and how to get past the first date. first, here's she she smara sch with the story. >> reporter: reality tv's dating guru. patty stinker, aka the millionaire match maker turns dating uh-ohs into oh yeahs. now with a new season on the horizon, patty's rolling out the red carpet with a star-studded clientele looking for love. are there unique challenges to fixing up celebrities? >> the stakes are higher. they want to know love and want the fix within like 48 hours. >> reporter: but celebrity or not, patty says it's the first date where so many of us go wrong. what is the goal of the first date? >> to have chemistry and see if there's something to the second date. chemistry is key.
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>> reporter: to see what she means, we set up cameras on a couple's very first date. >> nice to meet you. >> you too. >> reporter: and watched it unfold. right there. kiss on the cheek for a greeting. >> she's okay. >> so what are the master match maker's dos and don'ts to make sure you leave that first date with potential for a second date? tip number one, don't judge. >> it's not the best for your life. >> they will feel uncomfortable and turns the temperature off. >> reporter: tip number two, do ping-pong the conversation. >> there's zigging and zagging. so the conversation is ping-p g ping-ponging, super good. no person is overforeshadowing the other person. >> reporter: and tip number three, don't be competitive. >> tit for tatting, one up the other person. that's not romance. >> reporter: with the date winding down, was there the
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chemistry? >> good conversation, i thought there was chemistry. >> hard to know when you first meet someone. >> reporter: a road map for those look for love. for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> all righty, then. we want to welcome the millionaire match maker heather, patty. what are the lessons we can learn from the couple? >> first of all, have fun with the date. it's not going in for surgery. people were very serious. they were incredibly competitive in the date. you saw that in the previous segment. your resume and my resume. work is not romantic. and the other thing is they were nervous. sip the wine slowly. take a breath, enjoy the moment. they had a hard time doing. >> what other tips do you give to celebrity clients? >> never talk about your exes on the date. don't compare war stories. and if you're dating, don't talk
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about, you dated 5 million people on match.com and you're still here. don't do that. >> that's a clue there could be a problem. what can fans look forward to on the next season? >> so much fun. celebrities dating real people. civilians. couldn't have asked for a better season. the most fun i have had. they have fame and money, but they don't have romance and they wanted the fix. what is wrong with me, why am i broken? we go deep this season. >> it's a tough world out there, the dating world. >> we were talking in the break, i said to robin, five women to one guy in new york city. >> that is tough odds. >> and gets worse across the country. men are not asking women out. they're assuming they're take. looking at the victor a's secret models, they're single. >> if men are single, get out there. >> don't be afraid. don't think she's a ten and out of your league, and her out. for the women, signal and smile. flirt. use your hair. signal and smile. >> when i put on twitter, i said
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date. and someone put what exactly is a at a time thedate these days? >> date is dinner. coffee is cheap. sorry, starbucks. brunch, an hour, rush, get in and out. and drinks are an interview. you're kind of like -- >> audition. >> do i really want to proceed to dinner in dinner is romance. and it's personable, and what's more important, when a guy asks a girl out for dinner, you know he's a man. >> i like that. >> you always have the best advice. thank you. >> thanks for having me. >> continued success. >> eighth season, right? >> eight seasons. >> we thank you and thank lisa for finding our daters. and the new season of millionaire match maker premiers this sunday night on bravo. >> looking forward to it. and also on the heat index this morning, dinner just got a lot easier. yes. a new trend taking off that could save you time.
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for everyone who likes cooking but not shopping for the ingredients. that's so me. becky worley has the story. >> reporter: i love to cook. but i hate to plan out recipes, grocery shopping, oh, please. this place is like a black hole that eats my time. now a new breed of services plans your menus for the week and get this -- deliver all the ingredients to your doorstep. a personal cincinnaassistant. you tell them what foods and how many people. it's $8 and $15 per person per meal. that's more than if you bought the groceries yourself, but cheaper than a restaurant, and look at the food. this is a growing business. but i start with blue apron. the menu is fixed. i'll be cooking southwestern style beef stuffed peppers. and all the ingredients come pre-measured. smells good. wow. okay. that's good. next, gathered table.
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customizable menus, and even add staple grocery items to the delivery items. okay, terra gone roasted halibut with hazelnut butter. salt and pepper. i can smell the hazelnuts already. this was pretty easy to make. finally, appetites. it's a new player. doesn't have the biggest area of service, but when you order, you can get your food on the same day. my mother-in-law wants to come over for dinner tonight. sure. no problem. what i really love is they have amazing instructional videos that take you step by step through each recipe. it's like cooking school in your own home. it's awesome. eating well while avoiding the grocery store. for "good morning america," becky worley, abc news, oakland, california. >> miracle. >> yeah. >> i'll say. that is fantastic. thank you so much, becky. and coming up, we have our good friend, max is with us. opening up about his new role in
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life. >> he looks thrilled. >> and what he thought about his brother's finish on "dancing with the stars." and all that and lady gaga and tony bennett, live.
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>> ♪ >> search is expected to resume in the christina river in delaware this morning for a man who fell off a barge that overturned. it happened at 7:30 last night. two other men fell in but managed to reach dry land. 8:27 now. good morning, i'm matt o'donnell. and matt pelman is monitoring the roosevelt boulevard. matt. >> still trying to see through the soup and look at the boulevard and what we are seeing matt is some soup are slow traffic on the southbound side from broad street through this points at the schuylkill expressway. if you're headed northbound on the boulevard don't forget about that crash at ryan avenue in the outer drive. right by the boulevard along the kelly drive watch out for a crash at ferry road. we have the one on the ramp from 95 southbound to the betsy ross bridge. you can get by it but southbound 95 still very heavy from past academy on into girard. and we still have the firefight in narberth blocking off montgomery avenue.
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stick with bryn mawr avenue wynnewood avenue or lancaster avenue as alternates and in bellmawr broken down truck on 295 northbound is giving a slow speeds but looks like they're starting to pick up, matt. >> okay, matt thanks. let's take a live look at philadelphia international airport. had a few delays here because of that low cloud cover and looks like they persist for arriving flights. let's go to karen rogers filling in for david. >> we have visibility reduced to the area especially to the northwest, north of the city. right now the drizzle has started again on the terrace. let's take a look at storm tracker storm tracker 6 live double scan. we can see showers pulled in from the southwest. we're going to get a few spotty showers around today. not a lot of rain but enough to make it feel damp and kind of dreary once again. lots of clouds today, just a few spotty showers around through the afternoon. 53 degrees for your high. so we're above freezing everywhere. it's already 41. tomorrow finally sunshine comes back, 46 but it's short lived. more clouds on friday and 48, matt. >> thank you karen. vacant building in lower
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merion township this morning. full details on 6abc.com. >> ♪
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♪ oh i love it and reach the highest peak ♪ ♪ but it doesn't thrill me she's here, ladies and gentlemen. lade gaga and tony bennett together getting ready for their big gig. a live performance. we are thrilled to have them here. right off of their chart-topping album, "cheek to cheek." they are adorable. >> i love that. coming up in just a little bit. and reese witherspoon is here. getting a lot more oscar buzz again for her role. and we will talk to her in a little bit. >> so excited to have her here. and max is with us, starring in his own show. looking good, max. and here to tell us about that, and share behind the scenes secrets from the ballroom as well. >> an embarrassment of riches,
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max, reese, lady gaga. >> that's how we roll. it's wednesday. tony reali in the social square as well with the speed feed. >> and yahoo hot with the most searched words of 2014. i love the lists. number one most-searched was ebola. i don't love that. but the biggest gainer, the words ice bucket challenge. i believe ginger and lara are somewhat familiar with the ice bucket challenge. those dresses still frozen in their closets, i bet. speaking of frozen, most searched lyrics of 2014, "let it go." because mom and dad are like what is it that my kids are singing 25 hours a day. this next one is a real heart warmer. has more than 650,000 views, top on goodmorningamerica.com as well. and the little girl with the giving spirit in the season.
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in her dad's own words, my 3-year-old daughter saw a girl without hair and asked why she was bald, and i said she was sick, the medicine made her hair fall out. without a breath, she said she can have some of my hair. aria ariana, you are a hero. remember when kim kardashian was going to broke the internet in psy broke the youtube view counter. gangnam style finding a glitch in the matrix. 2,152,260,390, it's exceeded the integer that youtube created. not just shaking your hips, destroying some of your ears and breaking youtube as well. people of the world, let it go. that's the speed feed. george. >> i'm with >> i love this out here. we got a party every day in times square as you know. but today two friends coming together over gaga.
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you want to ask her something, right. >> hey, gaga, do you want to build a snow man? [laughter] >> we can get some fake snow, we can make this happen. a little rain right now but let's talk about a lot of rain happening in san francisco's ocean beach. that is northern california. the bay area with that right off the coast. you see the lightning overnight and inches of rain. now the update. more than 2-inches has fallen in the last two -- 24 hours around san francisco. that's big. flash flood watch in place from newport beach riverside through the sierra. most of the southern california later today. that's the big picture. let's good check closer to home. do you want to build a snow man. >> thanks, ginger. i'm meteorologist karen rogers. drizzle out here right now and some spotty showers around. here's your forecast. a high of 53 today with lots of clouds and a few spotty showers around here or there through the day. tomorrow finally the sunshine returns. saw this little face p
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over here. what's your name? >> jocelyn. >> it's so good to meet you. let's throw back inside to get to everybody else. say hi. >> hi, hey, guys. i'm here with our good friend, max. max is back. he's launched himself to stardom on "dancing with the stars." and now launching a new career on the big screen and has a big dancing reunion with one of his favorite partners coming up. we are going to talk about that. hi, good to see you. >> good to see you too. >> meryl davis and you are reuniting and it feels so good. >> we have never really split up as friends. and, you know, people have been asking for what we're going to do next together on stage. and i'm happy to say that we almost sold out of, you know, the show that we're putting on in new york. >> it's sway 2.0. >> that's something that fans gave it. >> okay. consider me one of them. >> but it's our personal project. doing it with most of our friends from, you know, sean and
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peter and val and myself. and joining us for one day, meryl gave us one day. so we're very excited bout that. december 17th through 21st. a few tickets are left. >> why such a short period? >> we didn't know if we can. we put on one show six months ago, and it blew up. but it's one day. so we decided to put on the week. see how this goes. and maybe we'll be in one of those broadway theaters near you. >> i was going to say, could this be bigger. you have acting. >> i would love to. my goal is to be in more drama-driven things. but you know what, whatever people want to see, we'll give them. as long as it's something that we love to do. and this is it. >> well, speaking of drama, really quickly. i was really happy to hear about this film. jonathan santorrhys myers, tell
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about the project. >> i am not sure what i can or cannot say. >> you do this, you are secretive. >> i follow directions. someone says speak, this not to talk about this. you know, i have learned whatnot to say. >> you're a bit of a lightning rod. people want to know. >> i'm enjoying life at the moment. so many projects, and nothing to do with hollywood that i'm finally able to attend to. and acting is something i'm interested in. i have met so many amazing people along the way. and they are extending their support and help in, you know, this next venture. and i'm certainly utilizing that. >> all right. and, of course, with meryl in "sway." and we to want remind everybody we're in our eighth year of the warm coats, warm hearts coat drive. this year, more than 53,000 coats have been donated, and max is going to add one to that. >> two. i didn't know which one to bring. so i decided to in a fashionable
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fashion you can pick the gray or dark. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> and you are always in fashion, my friend. everybody, the show is "sway." love you dpo. go to any burlington store and donate a coat. go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo. and don't forget sway, we're not saying 2.0? >> dance try lowy. >> december 17th. let's go to -- break. reese witherspoon is coming up on "good morning america." don't go anywhere. shall we dance? ting
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reese witherspoon's latest film opens friday, and critics are wild about her performance. she plays cheryl strait, a young woman who plunges into a spiral of drugs and anonymous sex following the death of her mother. she decided to hike a thousand miles solo. it makes for awkward encounters. >> what's your name? >> cheryl. >> don't worry, i don't bite.
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>> i don't mind biting. oh, my god. i can't believe i just said that. i'm so sorry. i've been on my own for a little while. not that i'm on my own, i've been in a lot of relationships. just been hiking on my own for a while. >> look, i'm going to put your name on the guest list. >> and we are so happy to have oscar-winner reese witherspoon with us this morning. i should say congratulations because this film is being receive sod well. new york post this morning, queen of the road with your hiking gear there. walking along the red carpet. they say this is sure to give you another academy nod. which is an incredible thing. and cheryl, the woman you portrayed, i love what you said, she could see the lines she wrote written on your face. she was on the set. how did that impact your delivery? >> well, i mean, it was everything. having her blessing, you know, her approval. when you do a real life story, you can say that you honor them and you're going to try to do
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right by them. that's all we were trying to accomplish. >> this is a big departure in terms of roles for you. they're used to seeing you in rom-comes. i want to know how you prepared for the difficult scenes. graphic drug use, illicit sex. raw emotion. what did you do to prepare for those scenes? >> well, i was scared a lot. i was really nervous. but i had to make a choice to be, you know, cheryl when she wrote wild was drive and emotionally raw. i had to make a choice not to do just the parts of the book i felt comfortable, but the parts that were just as challenging and gritty and real. >> did i read that you underwent hypnosis? >> i literally sought help from everyone. passing strangers on the street, i don't want to do this movie, help me. i was like a cat on a raft. but it was ultimately cheryl's blessing that made me feel i
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could do. she said you're going to do this. >> and when you decided to do the role, did you realize that the director was going to insist you go makeup free? what was that like? >> he said i want you to have a bare face. mascara. he's like, no, nothing. okay. he covered the mirrors, and it was really liberating to not have to worry about that. >> laura denver who plays your mother, it's the love story at the center of the film, so powerful for me. and i have to and, how emotionally challenging were some of the scenes, especially the one in the hospital? >> yeah. i mean, you know, it's a story about grief. and loss and finding yourself again after that great loss. but laura dern just brings such humanity to that part. and she's -- it is truly a mother-daughter love story. and anybody who has been loved by a parent will understand the beauty of that relationship in the film.
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>> it is gripping to say the least. we have a lightning round of questions, we called reese's wild side. tailored to the film. hike organize horse back riding? >> horse back riding. >> what's worse, blisters or splinters in. >> blisters. >> trail mix or popcorn. >> trail mix. >> the one thing in your backpack? >> can't put my kids in there, so a really good book. >> how much did it weigh? >> 65 pounds. >> 65 pounds. you look amazing. >> thank you. >> the movie's incredible. "wild" opened nationwide friday. thank you so much. >> thanks. and we have been looking forward to this all morning as well. tony bennett and
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this is beyond a treat. we have for you this morning. tony bennett, lady gaga, ladies and gentlemen. they have collaborated on an
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album of jazz standards. it's "cheek to cheek." debuted at number one on the billboard 200 chart. i talk slowly, i try to be so cool in your presence. feel like i'm in a jazz club, talking like this. >> thank you. >> wonderful to have you here and hear you rehearse. how did it come about, you two? >> well, i first heard her, did a big benefit. and all of new york. when i heard her, i couldn't believe how much the public loved her. and when i think of her, first thing i think of is how bright the audience is to just really pick up on her and just say she is it. what a great performer she is. and the public know s it.
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>> you're not so bad either, tony in. >> the public is responsible for her being as huge as she is. >> tony bennett is saying this about you. >> i know. pinch me. i don't want to wake up. he's so wonderful and such a tremendous inspiration. i was so embarrassed when i found out he was at the charity event. oh, my gosh, i can't believe i chose tonight to sing standards when tony bennett's watch. but it ended up being the greatest thing that's ever happened to me. i feel so at home with him and his family and his entire band. my guys are here too. we're just so happy. >> and rightfully so. so well received. you're a dynamic duo. selling out everywhere, radio city. later in month you're in las vegas starting another tour? >> right. we just sold out throughout the world. all of next year. all of europe and i'm looking forward to it. >> i'm really excited. it's incredible. >> and for you, it's like what
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mr. bennett was talking about, lady gaga, you're iconic. especially when it comes to pop culture, pop music. the people who follow you are just so giving and responsible. why at this point, jazz? why is it -- what brought you to this genre right now? >> well, i have been singing jazz since i was a baby. and they always laugh. i say it all the time. and, you know, when i was meeting tony and spending time with him, it reminded me how important it is to encourage young people the way that tony does to cherish your talents. and to always put your talent above all things. a world that is very shallow right now, very artificial, is your mind and your heart, the source above all things. so, you know, if you have something inside of you to say, you put your heart and your soul into your discipline, into your passion, into your talent. and that is what will make you
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last forever. and watching tony do that, that's how i know that it's true. and thank you for all your support, i can be standing next to him today. >> we needed to hear those words more than ever right now. thank you for that. tony bennett, thank you. bless you, bless you. >> he's a good man. >> he's a good man. >> and he's italian. >> bonus. singing the title track off their chart-tracking album, "cheek to cheek," tony bennett and lady gaga. ♪ ♪ heaven ♪ i'm in heaven ♪ and my heart beats so that i can hardly speak ♪ ♪ and i seem to find the hap
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happiness i seek ♪ ♪ when we're out together dancing cheek to cheek ♪ ♪ heaven ♪ i'm in heaven ♪ and the cares that hung around me through the week ♪ ♪ seem to vanish like a gambler's lucky streak ♪ ♪ when we're out together dancing cheek to cheek ♪ ♪ oh i love to climb a mountain ♪ ♪ and reach the highest peak ♪ but it doesn't thrill me half as much as dancing cheek to cheek ♪ ♪ and i love to go out fishing in a river or a creek ♪ ♪ but i don't enjoy it half as much as dancing cheek to cheek ♪
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. ♪ dance with me i want my arms about you ♪ ♪ that charm about you ♪ will carry me through ♪ ♪ to heaven ♪ heaven ♪ yes, i'm in heaven ♪ i'm in heaven ♪ and my heart beats so that i can hardly speak ♪ ♪ and i seem to find the happiness i seek ♪ ♪ when we're out together dancing cheek to cheek ♪ ♪ go ♪ come on ♪ >> you've got to swing. come on, tony. ♪ dance with me i want my arm
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about you ♪ ♪ the charm about you ♪ will carry me through ♪ to heaven ♪ i'm in heaven with tony ♪ my heart beats so that i can hardly speak ♪ ♪ and i sing to find the happiness i seek ♪ ♪ the moment when we're out together dancing ♪ ♪ out together dancing ♪ out together dancing cheek to cheek ♪ ♪ ba ♪ >> good morning, america, th
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♪ and reach the highest peak lady gaga, you asked me, i felt like i was in the big easy. in new orleans. >> compliment. >> tony bennett, lady gaga, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> cheek to cheek, have a great day. >> ♪ >> firefighters are picking through pieces of two structures that erupted into flames in lower merion
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montgomery county this morning. the flames began tearing through the fast signs business and an unoccupied structure next door at 5:00 a.m. the fire gutted both buildings closed down montgomery avenue. let's get an update on that heavily traveled street with matt pelman. good morning, matt. >> yeah, what a mess in narberth this morning, matt. good news they just reopened a couple lanes along montgomery avenue between old gulph road and brookhurst avenue. some lanes are still blocked. i would avoid the area maybe bryn mawr avenue, wynnewood avenue or lancaster avenue as some possible alternates. northbound side of 95 a minor collision by the vine street expressway turned into a vehicle fire and we caught video just a little bit ago of the flames coming up the smoke from the vehicle here in the northbound lanes of 95 at the vine. everything is now extinguished but they have the right lane, a couple lanes blocked causing delays as you come north of the penn's landing area. also on the kelly drive this morning back out here inbound lands blocked at hunting park because of a crash. matt. >> meteorologist karen rogers is filling in nor david and has accuweather forecast.
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karen. >> hey, matt a little bit of drizzle out here now and lots of clouds. 42 degrees the t let's show you storm tracker 6 live double scan. your best view of the showers through the region. most of it is pushing through philadelphia into new jersey and delaware right now. they're just spotty and we'll continue to have a few more spotty showers around through the first part of the afternoon. today lots of clouds, few more spotty showers, 53 for your high. we should be dry and clearing out in the evening. tomorrow finally the sunshine returns. 46 degrees. it's chilly but it will be sunny. and then friday more clouds, 48 and looks like the rain holds off until late friday night into saturday. the weekend looks pretty wet with periods of rain on saturday and a more touch of >> thanks karen. meryl streep and laura concern on kelly and michael. i thought laura concern was pretty good on empire. we'll see you later. >> ♪
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announcer: it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, academy award winner meryl streep. and from the new film, "wild," actress laura dern. plus, fashionable presents courtesy of darren darren as we continue -- lawrence zarian as we continue "live"'s holiday gift guide. we next on "live." now, here are kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪ michael: ok.

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