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good morning, america. breaking right now, hurricane warning. joaquin gaining strength in the atlantic, barreling towards the east coast. winds topping 70 miles an hour and growing. the massive storm's path right now. new this morning, secret meeting. kim davis, the kentucky county clerk who fought against same-sex marriage says she was invited to meet pope francis behind closed doors during his whirlwind tour of america. >> i was crying, had tears coming out of my eyes. >> her private message from the pope only on "gma" this morning. an abc news exclusive. monica lewinsky speaking out in a rare one-on-one interview. >> why are you speaking now? >> her call to action. >> even though i have suffered from shame i'm not ashamed of who i am. >> and what she says about the race for president. ♪ i'm on the edge and striking out. one fan's very bad day. it's one, two, three strikes
he's out at the old ball game and what the team did to help him. >> come on, guys. it's not as easy as it looks. >> alrntsly not. >> bam. oh, well. >> oh. >> oops. oh. >> oh. >> right in the glasses. oh, my goodness, it's a busy wednesday morning. in just a minute kim davis on that secret meeting with the pope. you see her right there and it is a wet day here in new york with a lot more to come. >> right to the weather. we begin with that massive storm churning in the atlantic. joaquin picking up strength as it moves towards the east coast as a hurricane warning is issued this morning for the bahamas. ginger following its path and this one could be a big problem. >> right, so max sustained win, 70 miles per hour with joaquin drifting west-southwest at only six miles per hour.
hurricane warnings for the central and northern bahamas and rip current and advisories from coastal south carolina to miami. our confidence is high through friday. it's got hot water. it will develop into a hurricane. could even become a category 2 through friday into early saturday. after that, things get messy. the computer models are still struggling and yes while many are take it right into the mid-atlantic you can see the spaghetti plots all over the place, many of them again right side of the hurricane always the strongest, so we're still watching for some of those outer bands and potential for heavy rain sunday into monday. my favorite line, it is too soon to say what impacts, if any, joaquin will have on the united states. george. >> which means you will have a busy week in the next few days. >> thanks very much. to that secret meeting between kim davis and pope francis. the kentucky county clerk who refuses to license same-sex marriage says the meeting happened in washington last week and this morning she's talking about it for the first time. abc's paula faris here with that story. >> good morning. you know, kim davis told me this
was always about her religious liberty and conscience and apparently has pope francis in her corner. we're told the vatican reached out to her and arranged this secret meeting with her and until now they've kept it under wraps. with enthusiastic crowds lining the streets from new york to d.c., the pope seemed to strike just the right note with americans on his visit. but now this morning reports of a secret meeting with kim davis, the county clerk in kentucky who defied a court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. >> but it was really very humbling to even think that he would want to, you know, meet me or know me. >> reporter: she and her husband met the pope during the washington leg of his trip she says after receiving a surprise phone call from a vatican official. >> i put my hand out and he reached and he grabbed it and i hugged him and he hugged me and he said thank you for your courage. >> reporter: after being jailed for six days, davis is now back
at work but still not issuing any marriage licenses, a stance pope francis voiced his support for during a press conference on his flight back to rome. >> do you support those kinds of claims of religious liberty? >> reporter: telling abc's terry moran. conscientious objective is a human right even for government officials. >> before he left he said, stay strong. that was a great encouragement just knowing that the pope is on track, you know, with what we're doing and agreeing, you know, kind of validates everything. >> reporter: according to davis and her lawyer vatican officials stayed mum on the meeting because they didn't want the pope's visit to be focused on kim davis. davis saying the pope left her with a rosary and a renewed commitment to her cause. >> i've weighed the cost and i'm prepared to do whatever it takes. >> reporter: and kim davis plans on giving that rosary to her parents who are catholic, of course, she is not. at this point the vatican is not confirming nor denying it took place but kim's counsel told us
we can expect to see photos of it at some point. this pope is not shying away from controversy, this is the clearest example yet. >> thank you so much. turning now to the war against isis and the crisis in syria. russia making a big announcement this morning that could prolong the conflict. and an alarming new report high much lighting the threat of foreign fighters including americans joining the brutal terror group. abc's martha raddatz is in washington with the very latest. martha, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lara. this is a very troubling step this morning by vladimir putin to get more involved in the conflict in syria. already he has sent warplanes and tanks into help prop up the government of syria's president assad and there are reports this morning of russian air strikes in syria. now putin has gotten approval from his parliament to use military force on the ground. he has said he doesn't envision using ground troops in the fight in the near term but this approval is exactly the kind he received before going into
ukraine in early 2014. of course, the u.s. is on the other side of this wanting assad gone. this also comes on the heels of a stunning new report showing more than 250 americans have traveled to iraq or syria to join isis or other extremist groups. the bipartisan report concluding that americans are being radicalized at an unprecedented rate and law enforcement just can't keep up with it. lara. >> so troubling. thank you, martha raddatz. the race for president now, "your voice, your vote." and this morning bill clinton takes on donald trump, the former president firing back after trump's attacks on hillary clinton as trump takes a new tact with fox news. tom llamas covering it all. good morning, tom. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. a busy day here in new hampshire. donald trump, jeb bush and dr. ben carson all campaigning in the granite state and trump saying he is working on his likability since his unfavorables have been so high
in poll after poll, this coming as a fresh round of attacks are facing donald trump including one from a former president. >> heck, it's a crazy season. >> reporter: he's back. former president bill clinton making the rounds and the case why his wife should be president defending hillary from one of her harshest critics, donald trump. >> he asked her to come to his wedding when he found out we were going to be in florida. i don't know how many times he told me what a wonderful job she did in new york as a senator. >> reporter: firing back after trump's attacks on hillary's time as secretary of state. >> you shouldn't be able to insult your way to the white house. >> reporter: and hillary clinton who has seen her lead in the latest national poll nearly evaporate using trump's own words to rally donors. >> you know the word shrill, she's become shrill. >> reporter: in an e-mail to supporters the clinton campaign painting the remark as sexist saying is the woman who asks for the raise she deserves shrill? trump saying the comment wasn't sexist.
>> i'm back. >> reporter: the billionaire ending his self-cleared boycott of fox news and defending his tax plan which one conservative tax group said would add more than $10 trillion to the deficit. trump saying he'd also save money by cutting waste. >> department of education, tremendous cuts. department of environmental protection where they're actually going around and causing damage as opposed to saving damage. >> reporter: this as senator marco rubio keeps hammering trump that he's unfit for the presidency. >> the presidency is a tough job. you're going to be criticized and you can't flip out every time somebody says something about you. >> reporter: money is so important at this point in the race and this morning, news that one of the three super pac s supporting rand paul is no longer raising money for him. this as ted cruz is out with a video, senator ted cruz showing paul supporters in iowa, new hampshire now supporting cruz. he's clearly going after that libertarian vote and finally this morning, donald trump on yet another cover. this is the cover of "people" magazine this week. you can see donald trump there
with his wife melania and their son inside his life right now. >> let's talk to matt dowd about this. president clinton, he caused some trouble for hillary clinton's campaign last time but also gave a big boost to president obama's re-election so how does he play now? >> mariano rivera was a popular relief pitcher and he's retired but bringing him in giving up a lot of run, i don't know how helpful it will be. bill is popular but hillary will have to do this on her own now in a great tussle with donald trump. >> trump has the new tax plan, playing nice with fox. this new phase of the campaign, a real test for him. >> yeah, it is and i think he really needs a second act. the first part of the summer has been great. he needs an act where basically he adds substance and adds real gravitas to the presidency. i don't know if he can do that but that's what he needs to do. >> matt dowd thanks very much. to a serious health alert. new questions about calcium
supplements taken by millions who think they're strengthening their bones. two new studies find the supplement may actually do more harm than good. abc's dr. richard besser here to explain. what are the conclusions of this study? it you weres it on its ear. >> this is very important news. millions take these supplements to try and reduce the risk they're going to have fractures. now two studies in an important journal reviewed all the work that's been done on this and found except for elderly women in nursing homes where there is some benefit the slight benefit you might find is outweighed by the risks. >> the risks are serious. >> they are. you can experience mild things like constipation, abdominal pain but increased risk of kidney stones, even a slight increased risk of heart attack here. we reached out to the industry trade group and they challenged the findings and say that calcium supplements are safe and effective. but if you want to continue taking these, you really should talk to your doctor. >> you need to know about those risks. so many of us take them every day thinking we're doing good for our body. you have tips for us online.
>> i will have them on twitter right after this. >> thank you. rich. >> okay, lara, thanks. the showdown over planned parenthood. its ceo cecile richards on the hot seat in congress facing questions about those undercover videos overpending, even her salary as some conservatives threaten to shut down the government if the organization's federal funding is not cut off. abc's jon karl covered the fireworks. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. through hours of intense questioning, republicans made it perfectly clear they now consider planned parenthood target number one. the head of planned parenthood faced a barrage of questions and criticism from republicans. the hearing lasted five hours. >> do you profit or make money on abortion services? >> why do you need federal dollars? you're making a ton of dough. >> i don't get -- we don't make any profit off of federal money. >> reporter: republicans want to strip planned parenthood of all its public funding in the wake of a series of controversial undercover videos shot by anti-abortion activists, planned
parenthood president cecile richards said the group does not sell fetal tissue. >> the outrageous accusations leveled against planned parenthood based on heavily doctored videos are offensive and categorically untrue. >> reporter: republican presidential candidates have made defunding planned parenthood a central campaign issue. just look at the last debate. >> these planned parenthood videos are horrifying. >> i don't believe planned parenthood should get a penny from the federal government. >> this is about the character of our nation. >> reporter: at the hearing republicans also condemned planned parenthood's spending, demanding to know why richards is paid more than $500,000 a year. the line of questioning that democrats found sexist. >> i first would like to register my opposition and my objection to the chairman beating up on a woman on our witness today for making a good salary. >> i can assure you i've seen many male witnesses treated much tougher than you've been treated here today. surely you don't expect us to be
easier on you because you're a woman. >> absolutely not. that's not how my momma raised me. >> planned parenthood gets more than $500 million a year in government funding. by law, none of that money can go to abortion but republicans now say they want to take away all of the funding, some of them even if that means shutting down the government. lara. >> all right, jon karl in washington, thank you. now to the execution of the georgia mother on death row. the first woman put to death in that state in 70 years. and even a flurry of last-minute appeals could not persuade authorities to spare her life. abc's david wright has the story. >> reporter: despite a flurry of last-minute appeals, 47-year-old kelly gissendaner was put to death this morning by lethal injection. her last breath coming at 12:21 a.m. the mother of three, the first woman to be put to death in georgia in 70 years wanted her children to know she left the world singing "amazing grace" according to her lawyer.
gissendaner was convicted of murder in 1997 after her husband was stabbed to death by her then boyfriend. the boyfriend copped a plea and testified against her, receiving a lighter sentence. gissendaner was a model inmate graduating from a prison theology program in 2011 and winning her children's forgiveness. they pleaded for her life. >> my brothers and i really want my mom to live. she is all that we have left. >> reporter: so did pope francis who believes the death penalty is immoral. the pope asked officials in georgia to commute the sentence to one that would better express both justice and mercy. >> every life is sacred. >> reporter: this is an unusual case. it is rare for someone to be put to death who did not actually pull the trigger in a murder. today a lot of people are going to be questioning whether this was fair, especially given the fact that her children forgave her, lara. >> all right, thank you very much, david. amy now with the important's other top stories starting with more u.s. air strikes in afghanistan. >> that's right, the u.s.
military launched three more air strikes on taliban positions around the afghan city of konduz. that is the city seized by the taliban this week in a stunning attack. fierce fighting for control of the airport raged through the night and now the taliban has also attacked government facilities in a neighboring province. well back here in this country a frightening scene in texas. the wing of this regional jet hit the runway while landing at mcallen airport near the mexico border. pilots quickly righted the plane. mesa airlines which was operating this flight is now investigating what happened. and a manhunt under way for a convicted killer mistakenly released. benjuiel johnson was serving a sentence and they're blaming missing paperwork. another win for tom brady, the nfl's appeal in the deflategate case will not be heard until february. that means brady is free to play the entire season. take a look at a guy who will be getting a lot of grief at the office today.
sorry. he was at the yankees game last night. right there in the blue shirt. ah, he tried to catch his first fly ball. then the second one, boom. and then finally in a last-ditch effort. in an effort to restore his dig knit the team's ball boy actually tossed him that ball like, hey, here you go, guy. we knew you couldn't catch the first two. he couldn't catch that either. the lesson is if you're going to have a seat like that in the front row bring a baseball glove. it's really helpful. >> got to have a mitt. >> he looks like he's in pretty good shape too. >> maybe no hand/eye coordination. >> maybe time for a new -- now for his eye doctor. >> could be. the question of the morning. will future cars drive themself? you'll see the car in just 30 seconds.
thanks to google driving in the future may mean telling the car where to go and enjoying the ride. neal karlinsky took a ride. >> reporter: this might be the future. you could hear it humming. we were invited to the normally secret google x facility to be among the first outsiders to ride in their self-driving car prototype. >> there is no steering wheel in here. there is just -- >> car coming up. >> whoa. there's a car, we're dodging the car. we seem to be going slowly and trailing behind it. now, here's a guy with a bicycle. >> reporter: with a top speed of 25 miles per hour we were on a closed course for a four-minute ride filled with obstacles meant to simulate the real world. it's pretty spacious in here.
there's two of us and there's just a go button and a stop button and that's all there is. one test car stopped suddenly midway but the rest went smoothly. it's no gimmick. google believes self-driving cars will be a reality a lot sooner than you think. >> we've been driving on public roads for, what, 1.2 million miles at this point so it's about 90 years of kind of normal human driving experience so it's getting really quite good. >> reporter: this is what the car sees through a series of camera, radars and lasers. it identifies people, other cars, everything. apple is reportedly working on its own prototype car. others too. but at google the secret is out. they're letting the car do the talking and the driving. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, mountain view, california. >> that would take a lot of getting used to. >> i like the concept but it would be scary. >> yeah. >> let go of the wheel. all right, so much more coming up on "good morning america." an abc news exclusive. amy going one-on-one with monica
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let's get your local forec >> ♪ >> two masked men on the run after a terrifying home invasion early this morning. it happened on the 1300 block of sellers street in the city's frankford section. the homeowner was asleep in his bed when the robbers woke him up with two guns to his head. they tied him up with an electrical cord. the homeowner's wife and 10-year-old grandson hid under the beds while the robbers ransacked the place. 7:24 on this wednesday morning. let's check traffic with matt pelman. >> we have a lonely rain drop on our camera lens or could be a teardrop if you're one of the drivers along the schuylkill expressway. these travel times are not pleasant this morning especially on the eastbound side. 38 minutes to get from the blue route into the vine. that number should be 14. no where near it this morning with a whole bunch of volume. everybody is back to work now and the wet conditions on the roadways. what's not back are the inner
drives of the ben franklin parkway. they're still blocked. gridlock around the parkway just like yesterday morning. the closures putting extra traffic on the westbound side of the vine street expressway. check out the sea of taillights jammed solid from eighth street street out to the schuylkill expressway. have a downed pole in cherry hill blocking the ramp from 70 eastbound to kings highway. use the ramp at grove street. in deptford township there's a crash on 55 northbound at 47. speeds in the teens along 55. matt. >> okay, matt thank you. we'll check the accuweather forecast next. >> ♪
>> taking a live look at center city philadelphia. it is clear that it is raining or has been raining in this area. we're entering a rainy period in the delaware and lehigh valleys. >> looks bad, feels worse 'cause it's really humid out here although it's warm. 76 degrees. and it is a little damp where i'm standing. let's take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan. not a lot of heavy rain in the area but as we go in a little closer it is showering in spots like in trenton coming down in jenkintown right in philadelphia and woodbury in new jersey ann little heavier there near salem. quick look at your forecast right now showing we're going to see lots of clouds today, some showers at times. not seeable wet, 78. tomorrow big change, much cooler windy just 60. get ready for it matt. >> we are. thank you karen.
you are looking live at the satellite photo of joaquin, massive storm churning in the atlantic right now. picking up strength as it moves closer to the east coast. a hurricane warning already issued and there are some concerns it could become a category 2 storm as we say good morning, america. ginger, you'll be tracking that for us. other headlines we're following. the cia reportedly pulled officers from the u.s. embassy in beijing. "the washington post" said it's a precautionary measure after that large data breach. personal information from millions of workers stolen. uber under fire. the trial of two top executives getting under way in paris. the french government claims it's an illegal saxty service facing prison time if convicted. >> a lot coming up including amy's big exclusive with monica lewinsky. and michael is here with a
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trigger. now she's facing second degree charges telling the new jury tuesday she was the victim. testifying that her math teacher husband verbally and physically abused her for years, something she kept a record of in a red journal. >> i wanted there to be a record of some of the things that were happening in case something happened to me. >> her defense played a video she recorded of one of their fights for the jury. >> you're putting our kid in the day care and making me pay for it and you claim you're taking of him. [ bleep ] you [ bleep ]. >> reporter: this after heart wrenching testimony from the children who were home during the shooting. >> i don't like her. >> why not? >> because she killed my father. >> reporter: police say harper disappeared for 24 hours after her husband's death with her passport and thousands of dollars. the gun was never found. jurors will get to hear her side of what happened the day of the shooting later today.
for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> now to a fugitive on the run for more than 20 years and finally captured. paul jackson is accused of kidnapping and torturing women in oregon. but a tip from a tv show finally helped track him down. abc's pierre thomas has the story. >> reporter: after this mug shot was taken in 1990, paul irvin jackson vanished skipping bail after his arrest for the most depraved of crimes. this is jackson this morning finally captured and in a los angeles jail after 24 years on the run. >> the worst of the worst. it was one of our top priorities and that's why we never gave up. >> reporter: jackson 5 is accused of kidnapping and raping women, jackson and the other suspect, his brother, vance roberts both jumped bail in 1990. roberts now serving a 108-year prison sentence turned himself in 16 years later. but jackson disappeared remaining on the run. his location a mystery until john walsh decided to rust rec
the cold case on his tv show. >> i'm not giving up till this creep is off the street. >> reporter: 24 hours after it aired in july a phone tip came in pointing to jackson being in mexico. the u.s. marshals tracked him down in guadalajara. he had apparently been living in mexico for years using the alias of paul hamilton and working in an electronic store recently. >> i often feel i can't do enough to take these low-lives off the street and this is one guy i've budget looking for for 25 years. >> reporter: there were dozens of photographs of shackled women in that torture chamber show police believe there could be more victims. some who disappeared may have been killed. >> thank you. perseverance pays off. coming up, an abc news exclusive. one-on-one with monica lewinsky. why she says now is the right time to speak out. next. ♪
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exclusive interview with monica lewinsky. opening up about the new chapter in her life. a new campaign against bullying. her very public shaming back in 1998 giving her a special understanding of what online bullying is all about. >> that's something that can resonate with a lot of people. >> reporter: this is the monica lewinsky the world doesn't know, a woman committed to giving purpose to her past. by helping others take the power out of bullying it's a cause lewinsky has embraced calling herself patient zero, the first person to lose her digital reputation on a worldwide scale. her affair with president bill clinton, one of the first major scandals to break online in 1998 fueling a constant barrage of jokes, insults and cyberbullying. >> people referring to me as tramp, slut, whore. imagine walking a mile in
someone else's headline. >> now nearly 20 years later lewinsky re-emerging speaking out all over the world asking us to click with compassion. her newest job as a strategic adviser to bystander revolution working with student youth ambassadors to help victims of bullying. and i sat down with monica lewinsky to discuss her new mission in life, the presidential race and what it's like being monica lewinsky. there was something very powerful that happened that i read pushed you back into the public spotlight. there was a tragedy, a young boy, tyler clementi. here was this young man betrayed by someone, put on display for the public and he ended his life. something you thought about and your mother was afraid you would do and this was a real call to action for you. >> it was. you know, having this experience with my mom. she kept saying tyler's poor parents. i realized afterwards that she was very much reliving 1998, the
early days where she had to sit by my bed every night because i wash was worried about what i would do if left alone. >> you showered with the door open? >> yes, i remember it vividly. closed the door, turned the shower on and there was a knock and she said we have to leave the door open and that was an intersection of a point where i was healing but also to realize that there might be something -- a way i may be able to contribute and i also want to say too i want to be really clear that i'm not equating my own experiences with tyler's. >> why are you speaking now. >> you know, imagine you've gone through this horrific life-changing experience and you were traumatized and humiliated. and all of a sudden you realized one day that you could actually help other people because you had survived it. it would just be really hard to sit back and remain silent.
>> what is the call to action here? >> october 1 bullying prevention month and we have -- will be rolling out a challenge every day in october so 31 challenges. it's all about forming habits of action. our focus and our goal is that we're determined to get people to change the way they react when they see or encounter bullying. >> it's amazing the impact of kindness. >> yes, and i can tell you from personal experience, that it makes a difference. it makes a difference if someone makes an unkind comment on social media and you have other people saying, hang in there or something positive, i think it takes the sting out. >> i was your age when this was all happening. we're the same age and i've often thought, what's it like to walk into a job interview? what's it like to go on a date? what's it like to order a pizza when your name is monica lewinsky. >> well, that i usually use another name for. i've had my challenges over the years with those kind of things. i think it is -- it's taken
skill and a lot of help from incredible professionals to learn to manage not only my own trauma but i also think to manage other people's expectations. >> i think all of us want to feel proud of our name. when you hear the name monica lewinsky, what do you think? >> i'm grateful. i really think that i'm grateful to have this opportunity and i'm -- even though i have suffered from shame, i am not ashamed of who i am. >> does it get easier each day being out, back in the public eye again? >> you know, it's different. i think what's great is people used to come up to me and say, no offense but do you know who you look like? and now now i have people engaging with me about my bystander revolution work or the "vanity fair" essay, the ted talk so it's a different experience. >> you have said that not a day goes by where i am not reminded of this mistake. hillary clinton is once again running for president.
how do you push through it and put it behind you with that constant news cycle? >> you know, i think it's really wonderful that we have two women from both parties running for higher office and i think however it may affect me personally is not something i want to talk about today but the campaign i'm really focused on, amy, is this. >> monica, there you sigh her take a page out of robin's bookmaking her mess her message feeling empowered for the first time in a long time. doesn't she look exactly the same. >> she does. >> i asked to are her secret. i said i want what you're having. >> she said, doughnuts. >> make mine a double. >> all right. thanks, amy. that was fantastic. coming up on "good morning america," is twitter getting a makeover? michael has more >> that's right. i sure do. there may be a big change coming to the way we all tweet. it's got some people cheering
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coming to twitter. >> yes, i do, george. big news about the future of twitter. the blog saying your tweets could soon be longer than 140 characters. now, yeah, that's a little frustrating sometimes about that. that possible change has fans and detractors speaking out inspiring lots of responses on the site like this one worrying that one long tweet will replace a million little ones. and this is the tweet that started it all with just five words from founder jack dorsey, just setting up my twitter and that's not how how you spell twitter and the most popular tweet of all time that famous oscar selfie proving that a picture is worth a thousand words in more than 3.3 million retweets. we reached out to twitter and the spokesman declined to comment but would you like to see longer -- the ability to tweet longer tweets? >> something about the discipline of it. >> i like it. >> it forces you to be creative. >> brevity. >> and annoying abbreviations
which takes longer to read the tweet than it took to type it. there you go. it is what it is. we'll see. >> when will we know? >> i don't work at twitter but i'm sure they'll let us know. [ laughter ] >> so, the -- why? i don't understand. >> but i'm sure there are a lot of people who want to tweet long hermesages. i will say it's probably going to make -- hopefully it's not n unlimited. that's the key. not unlimited is better but increasing it a little bit won't hurt it? exactly. >> i spend a lot of time cutting it down so maybe that would be good. i don't know. >> we will find out soon. >> we got a lot to say. >> i'll blow everybody's twitter up. big change coming for ralph lauren. the fashion icon's surprising move. ♪ coming up, "gma's" fall concert series presented by carmax, the bright side of car buying. the couple who set aside the whole day to sell their old car and buy a new one...
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>> ♪ >> many philadelphia businesses the economic prayers what in the answered during the pope's visit. the city controller's snapshot survey shows sales at about two dozen restaurants and retailers were slow. retailers say they were down about 80 percent in sales and most restaurants did less than half of their normal activity for the weekend. it's 7:56 on this wednesday. matt pelman is here with a look at a rainy commute for some. >> yeah, i'll tell you what numbers are up this morning, matt, it's the travel times around the region. some roads wet but it's not nearly as wet here as it was early this morning when we had some flooding in the northbound lanes of 202 at 30. now it's actually mostly dry but still plenty heavy from approaching the 30 bypass on up toward route 29. getting wet again here in northeast philadelphia. you see the raindrops coming down along 95 and speeds are way down, almost an hour on that travel time southbound from woodhaven into the vine. that's about four times what
it idea should be. in center city not as wet. inner drivers of the ben franklin parkway still blocked putting extra traffic on the westbound vine street expressway and 42 is getting wet again, northbound side also locked up from coles road up to 295. matt. >> thank you matt. taking a live look at a gloomy cloudy an bit rain dropy center city philadelphia. david is off, karen rogers is here with the accuweather forecast. karen. >> reporter: it's a technical term you say, rain dropy. that's right. humid out here as well, throw that one in. let's take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan and we can see not a lot of heavy rain through the area but as i go in a little closer you can see where it's cutting through your busy roadways. right on i-95, right on 38 and route 70 in new jersey it's cutting through philadelphia, through woodbury on the new jersey turnpike you're getting hammered and 295 as well even though the rest of the area just feels a little bit damp and that's it. today lots of clouds. we'll see showers or rain at times, not much, though, during the day.
good morning, america. the shocking new report overnight revealing a scary menace on the road. why drivers on prescription drugs could be just as dangerous as drunk drivers. ♪ bang bang also this morning, we've all worn his clothes from ralph lauren's famous polo shirt to his red carpet glamour. >> ralph lauren designed my dress. >> why the man who dressed america is stepping down from his fashion empire. ♪ hey baby ♪ i think i want to -- father of the bride types two. what one dad did for his daughter on her big day stopping her wedding. the unbelievable gesture that was a true moment of love. ♪ in the world robin, one-on-one with justin theroux opening up about his new project, that secret wedding to jennifer aniston and the moment that made him say this. >> that was the biggest blessing in the world. >> as we say -- >> good morning, america.
♪ and good morning, america. a lot to get to this wednesday morning including we're going to bust another fit myth this morning. we're going to get into the debate between sitting and standing. >> i know what we both are doing. standing desks are very popular. the question is are they better for your body? the answers may surprise you. >> that is coming up and amy moved over to her standing desk for the morning rundown. >> i'm standing. you're sitting. which one is best? the big story, a hurricane warning issued for the bahamas. tropical storm joaquin has strengthen in the a hurricane. too early whether it will pose a major threat to the u.s. a separate system is bringing flooding rains to the east coast from virginia to new england. 6 inches in some areas. ginger has it coming up in her
forecast. some mystery surrounding a reported meeting between pope francis and the kentucky clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. lawyers for kim davis claim that meeting took place at the vatican embassy in washington. davis says the pope told her to, quote, stay strong. the vatican refuses to confirm or deny the meeting. well, a warning today about a growing threat on the road. a government report finds drivers under the influence of drugs are becoming as much of a danger as drunk drivers. experts blame the increase in prescription drug use and the legalization of marijuana in some states. in north carolina, take a look at this driver. calling the firefighters who rescued him angels. his truck plunged 70 feet into a creek. crews used a ladder truck to pull him to safety and he is okay this morning. now to a heartwarming story about a woman who survived a devastating injury as a baby and says a loving nurse gave her hope that inspired her for decades and now the two have
been reunited. here's abc's reena ninan. >> reporter: an incredible reunion nearly 40 years in the making. social media bringing together the nurse and baby from this heartwarming photo back in 1977. amanda scarpinati, severely burned when she was just 3 months old. >> oh, my god. you're real. >> reporter: she held on to that photo never forgetting the kindness that was shown to her by the mystery woman. >> she soothed me at a time where i needed it. >> reporter: after years of searching taking her quest to facebook, writing, maybe now with the powers of social media, someone will recognize her. her post shared thousands of times in just 24 hours. then a woman who says she worked in the recovery room at that time identifying the nurse as susan berger. berger telling abc news that she was stunned to hear scarpinati was stunned to hear she was looking for her and she
treasured that photo. >> a reminder you can make a difference, you just have to remember to have that compassion every day. >> reporter: the two meeting for the first time in 38 years tuesday afternoon. back at the same hospital making a new memory and another picture worth a thousand words. for "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york. >> what a beautiful story. thank you, reena. finally a dream come true for a teenager from florida. whitney stewart is the winner of the boys and girls club national youth of the year award presented by our parent company, disney. it honors a club member with strong character, academic success and a healthy lifestyle. whitney founded a group that advocates for sustainable agriculture and also interned in congress. she was a leader in junior rotc. she will receive scholarships and will get a new car and, wait for it, a trip to disney world. >> yay. >> congratulations. >> she deserves it. >> a great girl. thank you, amy.
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♪ kiss me ♪ there's a candid camera moment. ♪ fill me with your poison >> katy perry and knows how to dance. that's up in "pop news." >> which you do all the time. >> all the time. they have to throw away their phones first. now it's time for the "heat index" and this morning's hot button, the fashion world, ralph lauren stepping down as ceo of the company started almost 50 years ago. rebecca jarvis with that story. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's an end of an era and sign of the times and could change everything we're wearing for years to come. one of the few designers to
single handedly grow his fashion house into an empire all by himself but now all that changes. ralph lauren, his name is synonymous with red carpet glamour. >> ralph lauren designed my dress. >> ralph lauren. >> reporter: and a collection of labels bearing his name that have come to define american fashion. ralph lauren, the man, has shaped how america dresses every day. >> in the world of fashion ralph has really been monumental in so many different ways, isn't just a brand or designer but name is so synonymous with a particular look. what americana is. you don't have to love fashion or know it but you know ralph lauren. >> reporter: it's been exported all over the globe. now a surprise announcement. the company that lauren founded 48 years ago with every decision bearing his influence is naming a new ceo to run the company. >> this has been such a family run business for so long. for ralph to step back and bring an outsider in is interesting. >> reporter: the soon-to-be
76-year-old announcing tuesday old navy's current press stefan larsson will step into the position, the appointment an urgent effort to grow the company. lauren whose company raked in $7.5 billion in sales last year has made a lasting imprint on the fashion world, even designing the american uniforms for multiple olympics. >> everything i've always done has been for my own emotion and it was never done for a brand or a label. >> reporter: his designs a favorite of stars like david beckham and anne hathaway, even princess diana, gwyneth paltrow pretty in pink in her 1999 oscar-winning ball gown. >> i'm drawing inspiration from my life, from history, from movie, from book, from everything i see, put it together and try to make a statement. >> reporter: but fashionistas, fear not, lauren will continue to have a role at his namesake company as executive chairman and chief creative officer for
the monumental brand telling abc news overnight "i'm excited about miy business and i'm not leaving. i'm taking on a partner. we have been a leader in our industry for nearly 50 years and this is just the beginning." >> just the beginning. ralph lauren officially hands over the reins as ceo in november. what makes this move very interesting is his replacement. larsson used to run old navy and h&m which are both known for fast fashion and could spell big changes ahead for ralph lauren's brand because everybody has been moving in this direction of faster fashion. >> what does that mean. >> when it gets to you faster than ever before. so you see a new thing on the shelf every single day. >> also you see it on the runway and then it's affordable version is out in that. >> i like how you went old school ralph lauren. >> exactly. i wanted to channel my old school ralph lauren. >> it's not even old school but classic. he created a lifestyle that is so classic and elegant. >> talking about our favorite
looks. do you remember lupita -- i said her name wrong. >> how about lara spencer at miss america. >> now, that's classy. >> wow. >> look at that. >> thank you. the dress, not the hair, people. [ laughter ] >> i think they focused on the hair the second you said that. great job with that. >> thank you. to you to our fit myth series and this morning we're taking on the standing desk as one of the trends at the office now but is it really better are for your body? a story we first saw in "wall street journal" and abc's mara schiavocampo checked it out. >> reporter: michael, good morning. there are a lot of benefits to standing but new studies are finding that too much of anything isn't always better for you. it's the latest trend in workplace wellness, the standing desk.
>> i stand about 50% of the time and then sit about 50% of the time. >> reporter: touted as a healthier alternative to sitting. abc's tory johnson even goes one step further using a treadmill desk. this isn't your typical desk. >> this is my typical desk, though. >> what is it you like about this better than sitting? >> i got this because i think that it makes me focus better and it makes me feel better about myself. >> reporter: an estimated 70% of office workers spend more than 5 hours a day seated at their desk. and experts say sitting for long periods of time can have damaging health effects like premature cardiovascular disease and diabetes. >> the benefit of a standing desk is you're already standing, you're burning about 20% more calories than if you were sitting in addition because you're already standing you're probably more likely to be doing some additional subtle movements that burn even more calories. >> reporter: but now new
information suggests the news about standing desks isn't all good. >> the potential negatives about standing too long are swollen feet, painful ankles, knee problems, primarily musculoskeletal problems. >> reporter: experts adding the bottom line, balance is key. sitting for a long time isn't great but standing for extended periods of time isn't great either. what you want to do is break up your day, sit a little, stand a little, walk a little, stretch a little. >> reporter: and the bad news even regular exercise outside of the office isn't necessarily going to compensate for sitting too much. that's important to move around during the day. >> we just heard in the piece do it all, what should we do more, sit or stand. >> too much of anything isn't a good thing because there are advantages and disadvantages to both. standing is going to be better for you but it has its own disadvantages and can lead to varicose veins and foot pain which any woman who's worn heels too long knows. it will burn more calories and
increase your energy, health and posture. when it comes to sitting it can increase blood pressure, cardiovascular issues but it will help release stress, joint pain and you don't have to sit at a chair so let's get that ball in here. you see a lot of people using this. >> i'm starting to see this more and more. >> you can swap your chair in for a ball, and it will help with core, posture, all that. sit on a stool. there are a lot of different things. >> why is it that a ball would help with your posture. >> you're not leaning back. you're relying on your core to keep you straight, upright and focused on what you're doing. >> we talked about stretching. let's get specific. >> don't want to do anything for too long, sitting or standing so take sit breaks or standing breaks. if you're sitting for too long take standing breaks. "the wall street journal"'s article recommends for every 20 minutes you want to stand up for eight and stretch for two. let's do many so of these stretches. these ladies have been sitting and standing for -- >> quite a while. >> good for text neck. >> text neck. >> you know -- on your phone for
too. stretch your neck. >> it does feel good. >> from side to side and the other one you can do -- if i do it my baby bump will pop out. stretch all the way back and this helps counterbalance this hunching that we all tend to do a lot so you kind of stretch it out. >> used to fidget in the office. a little bit of standing, a little bit of staof sitting, ge and move around. >> you mentioned fidgeter. it's good for you. tapping your foot, playing with your hair, counterbalances -- >> mrs. foster from fifth grade, i hope you're listening. thanks, guy, can you go sit down. >> lara is a big fidgeter. that's why we have to look out for the water glasses. protein supplements, sticking with health, adult athletes use them all the time and more kids are taking them. do they really need all that extra protein could becky worley didded the evidence and joins us
now. >> reporter: yeah, we talk about body image for girls all the time. but boys, well, they have their issues too and for many, it's about fitness and muscle mass. ♪ connelly smith is committed. >> my goals in gymnastics to get to the olympics and get a gold medal. >> reporter: for this 13-year-old success means practice, fitness and a surprising awareness for a teenager, nutrition. >> it's very important for me to have a lot of protein to last all four hours and not injure myself and stay active. >> reporter: on top of his steak, vegetable, yogurt, he opts for a protein shake every day and he's not alone, all over the web you find images of boys bulk up and many cite protein shakes. >> after the gym we'll make some protein shakes. >> reporter: megan is a registered die fission who works with teen boys. >> they all want to be big and ripped like they see the guys in the magazines and the actors, you know.
they want to impress the girls and they want to be all on par with each other. >> reporter: for that they're turning to protein but the recommended dietary allowance is only 52 grams per day, even less for teen girls, now megan does cite instances where protein powders can be helpful as a portion of a high calorie diet like extreme athletes. >> but too much protein can be harmful on the body. it can be hard on your kidneys especially, the liver and it can be dehydrating. >> reporter: instead of powders and supplements she recommends real food like this shake, walnuts, greek yogurt, some juice and berries. i try it out on my little muscle man. the verdict, thumbs up and a milk mustache. >> wow, no protein powder needed here. he's a little young for that, but, hey, you got to start somewhere. now that shake that my little athlete consumed so happily, it had 20 grams of protein. you combine this with egg salad for lunch and chicken for dinner
and a teen boy could easily hit that 50-gram mark but one note, the protein number will grow as they do so a rough guide, take half of what a boy weighs and that's the protein he needs so, for example, as he gets bigger, 140-pound teen would need more like 70 grams of protein but, george, i can't really imagine my 7-year-old ever hitting that size. >> pretty strong. he looks good right there. when do the supplements make sense? >> yeah, i mean the thing is that a shake with protein powder every once in a while is no problem. so what you want to do is pick one that has very few ingredient, not a massive list of other vitamins or added sugars, but the issue with teenagers, they want results fast and they can go to extremes and that may not be healthy in the long run. >> right, that's what you want to avoid. becky, good advice, thanks very much. >> hey george, let's good morning to my new friends.
this is mack caln all his buddies. straight out of j town, jefferson city in georgia. joaquin is a hurricane but we've got other storms to worry about before we worry about that one. the one that's moving up through new england, heavy rains in worcester, boston this morning and look what happens on friday. that is independent of joaquin and more heavy rain, some places have already had well over a foot in the midatlantic. about to get the end of the work week a whole lot more. that's the big picture. let's get a check a little closer to home. >> thanks, ginger. i'm meteorologist karen rogers. we're expecting the heavy rain thursday into friday. right now we do have some rain moving right along 95 and the new jersey turnpike. the rest of us basically dry at the moment. let's take a look right now at your accuweather forecast as we head outside. yes, we see the clouds and it's damp out there. how about the forecast? a high of 78. it's currently 76. temperatures staying mostly in the upper 70's. tomorrow much cooler and windy. look at that change in temperatures. pretty dramatic. 60 for your high. heavy rain thursday into
friday. >> it does. >> it's better. all right. a little ticky this morning but we will be drying out behind that cold front. all right, michael, let's get some "pop". >> all right, time now for "pop news" and we all love watching emmy award winner viola davis on "how to get away with murder." >> murder? but apparently she doesn't want the most important person watching, her mom and devises a sneaky plan. >> i'm not comfortable with any sex scene but i just don't want my mom seeing it, so what i'm doing is every thursday night, i give her money to go to the casino. >> oh, really. [ applause ] >> that will do it. >> i thought about doing that with my parents but they would have to be at the casino every single day. she said her mom pretty much goes to the casino every night
but to make sure she doesn't catch a goes of tgit, there's no dvr and sent money directly to the casino to keep herb mom there. mom might see there and say, hey, i'll start playing more slots. next up, this is what happened when one mom set up a hidden camera to record her two kids for their grandmother to see but i bet she had no idea her husband was getting in on the show too. he took a little chore break and busted a move to katy perry and -- >> i like that. >> is that a traffic cop? >> is that a clock? >> taking over the dance floor. >> i don't know what that is but he didn't fall and he did lip-syncing action. he knew all the words to the song. >> he knows how to work those poms. >> like nobody's business. >> fans we are but that's good to see dad hitting the camera playing with the kids, grandma will enjoy that and finally, to
an another amazing father. sh showstopping moment at this one lucky lady's wedding. brittany peck was making the way down the aisle with her dad ready to tie the knot with her fiance when her father paused getting brittany's stepfather so he could share the special experience captured with these amazing photos and apparently none of the guests saw this coming and there wasn't a dry eye in the house when he did this and as you can imagine -- >> so generous. >> and the wedding photographer said the response to these images have been incredible. >> about putting your daughter first and knowing when more people love her it's better. >> so sweet. >> i love that. >> great way to end "pop news." i usually end it with like a talking animal. [ laughter ] >> well, you know, i was going to do the talking animal but i'm like george, animals cannot talk. >> animals, lara says, talk. >> in the spirit of the talking dog, but in the spirit of the talking dog, lara, you are the
"pop news" person. i wuv you, okay. >> i wuv you! >> i liked your ending much better. it's a whole new way to go, thank you, michael. >> coming up here, some simple tricks to make your life easier. how to get stains out with a single ingredient from your kitchen. a lot more time saving hacks ahead. and justin theroux one-on-one speaking out about his wedding, married life and his new project. >> and stains. ♪ get ready, america. this house is going to get full. how full will it get? candace cameron bure ray is back home in our house and the topics will be -- you tell them, joy. the place to be heard is "the view" on abc.
>> ♪ >> 8:27 on this wednesday and good morning, i'm matt o'donnell and a lot of people are not going anywhere very fast. here's matt pelman with traffic. matt. >> last day of september could feel very long to these poor people stuck in this very long delay on the southbound side of 95, matt. starts at academy road, goes through this point at the betsy ross bridge on into girard. travel time of 51 minutes. ideally should be about 14 or 15. northbound side also backing up from this point up to the work zone at cottman avenue. big backups again this morning at the ben franklin bridge coming westbound in from camden into eighth and vine. doesn't help that the vine street expressway is jammed. doesn't help that the inner drives of the ben franklin parkway remain closed so a lot of people are using the vine. on 295 in mercer county both a crash disabled vehicle giving
us speeds in the 20's. ramp from 70 eastbound to kings highway is blocked because of a downed pole. matt. >> thank you matt. let's go to meteorologist karen rogers in for dave murphy tracking rain out there karen. >> seeing couple breaks of the clouds right now. i want to show you storm tracker6 live double scan. we see a a narrow band of rain that's been moving through i-95 and new jersey turnpike right now so some of you getting wet. the the rest of us just feels warm and muggy, lots of clouds, 78 for your high. we could see a shower or a period of rain at any point but most of the day is dry today. tomorrow it's much cooler and windy with some heavy rain arriving thursday night into friday. friday is and windy and rainy with a stalled front nearby, only 57 degrees for your high. so he today wearing the short sleeves, then you need the sweater the next couple days. saturday clouds some rain and 66. 68 on sunday with more clouds and some rain then, matt. >> thanks, karen. download the storm tracker6 app to your smartphone so you can track weather as it moves into your neighborhood.
good morning, america. >> and good morning, ellen page. looking forward to hearing from her, that new movie she has "freeheld" so powerful and she's opening up about that role and her life right now. a lot coming up on "gma." >> yeah, it's her and julianne moore, really phenomenal. also coming up, robin has a one-on-one interview with actor justin theroux. the star speaking out about his top secret wedding with jennifer aniston and some new projects he has including "zoolander 2" and his new show. >> time for "there's a hack for that" which means sara haines is here, our hack guru. take it away. >> tips and tricks for that last-minute chris size. our first comes from jen fishkin, not only a mom of three which makes her an expert but millions of fans on pinterest
and amazing blog called princess pinkie girl full of recipes and crafts. she'll show us a solution to a common parenting nightmare. what to do when you're suddenly tasked with whipping up treats for a whole class or sports team. >> so if you're ever had one of those crazy busy days and walk through the front door and greeted with, hey, mom, the bake sale is tomorrow and i'm in charge of the cookies. next time that happen, no worries, i've got you covered. awe you need is three simple ingredients that are probably already in your refrigerator or your pantry. a box of cake mix, two eggs and a third of a cup of sugar. throw it in your bowl, mix it up, pop it on to a cookie sheet, put it in the oven at 375 for eight to ten minutes and cookie crisis is averted. >> now you guys have cookies up there. have we tasted them officially because i'm tasting it. >> frosted one of these. >> pink for you. >> mm-mm. >> and -- >> oh, those are good.
>> you can up the anti-if you have frosting chocolate chip, clearly adds a fourth ingredient if i did my math ingredient but with a few things throw stuff in there, whip it up, quick, easy and i'm sure every parent can say they've been there. next up, one of my favorites. we've all been there whether juice or wine, there will be a spill. let me provide our spill for us. oh, that got on my toes but our viewer dennis knows if you spring into action right away, you can avoid any lasting damage. take a look. >> red wine spill is probably the biggest to stain any furniture or clothing but you're not going to cry over spilled wine after this trick. so after the mishap happens keep your cool. but while the area is still wet pour salt on it liberally and let it sit for a little, come back with warm water and wipe it off and go from sprinkle to stain-free with a little bit of salt. >> the key to that one you do
have to act fast. he says i'm making a mess here, i've officially tried to do this hack but the longer you wait the less you have in regard to options so the biggest thing you got to act quickly but that will work on couches, on anything. this nice white shirt and finally we have youtube star monica church to help us with a beauty 911. she's only 20 but her videos have racked up over 30 million views so, monica, teach us something today. >> okay. so when you're in an emergency and don't have eye shadow, it spilled or cracked or your friend just wants you to go out and you're not ready. here's something you can do. grab out of your purse a lip gloss because who doesn't carry that with them. a light pink or neutral color. >> a lip gloss. >> yes, if it's shimmery or sparkly that's even better. all you have to do is put it on your ring fingerary dab lightly on your eyelid and corner of your eye and it will dry and be
shimmery or dewy and double up and add it to your lips to finish off the look. you'll be glammed and ready to go. >> when i think of lip gloss i think of the sticky because anyone who has long hair have gotten it in the lip gloss. is it hard to get off. >> just use it like any other eye makeup product, a face wipe and regular face wipe and comes off easier than mascara. >> you could plan on that and get some fun lip glosses. >> it's fun to trick your friends i'm wearing lip gloss on my eyes. >> does that feel weird? >> no, it fees fine. it feels like regular eye shadow. >> does your eye stick to itself? >> no. >> it feels fine. >> yes, it dries. >> thank you so much. >> no problem. >> everyone always needs a little makeup. george. >> thank you, sara. we want to hear from you at home. if you have a favorite life hack send it in to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! to share it all.
>> and george we are so excited. we have time for zee. >> here's my question. what is d. ratio. >> what you see on the screen is the radar. eventually you'll see storm reports from the infamous duratio of 2012. the line of downward storms should be 240 miles long and travels over a huge distance with the same or more intensity. the front or the nose has the strongest winds and they can top 120 miles per hour. calling all parents by the way we want more of these ask zee. send us your video questions. they might see themselves right here on "good morning america." let's get a check closer to
home. >> storm tracker6 live showing us right now that we have some rain moving through the area especially i-95 in the new jersey turnpike the rest of us are pretty dry. let's take a look at your forecast. we are going see lots of clouds, some showers or a period of rain at any point but mostly dry, a high of 78. was. >> thanks. julianne moore and ellen page got rave reviews in new york city this weekend. jesse palmer sat down with page to talk about the story which is near and dear to her heart. ♪ i live my life >> ellen page stars alongside julianne moore in the new movie "freeheld." it's based on the true story about a same-sex couple fighting for equality but also tells a compelling love story. here's a scene where their characters first meet. >> no girls in jerseyment. >> it's not that. it -- people know me back home. it's hard to go out and have
privacy. i should go. >> okay. can i have your number? >> we're so happy to have ellen page with us. thank you very much for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> this is so cool. not only do you star in this movie but you're one of the purchases on it. i read that you actually signed on to do that years ago when you first saw the trailer for this oscar-winning documentary short. why was it so important for you to sign on at that time. >> i was fortunate because michael sham borg and stacy came to me with a documentary, i had just won the oscar and asked if i would be interested in attaching myself to play says si, before i even got my hands on the doc i watched the trailer online and was weeping and said yes right away. really laurel and stacy are incredible people, something so crucial and so important and they did it in a time when they were dealing with a circumstance that's unimaginable as an actor,
i just -- i just so wanted to be a part of telling her story and feel grateful i got to do that. >> of course, you came out in february 2014. i had read this movie in part actually helped you with that decision. >> yeah, of course, it makes you want to do the right thing and live your life in a true authentic way and, you know, be a visible person for the community. >> and you and your girlfriend made your red carpet debut at the "freeheld" premiere. what was that like in it was really special. a time in my life where that seemed impossible honestly. >> i read that you cried when you found out that julianne moore was going to be on this movie with you. that must have been amazing. >> when you're trying to make this movie happen and then julianne moore says yes to playing laurel, i mean, you kind of know your movie is going to get seen and she's just one of the most special people you could possibly meet. you rarely meet people so generous, so deeply kind, protective. i feel so grateful she's now in
my life. she's really, really an extraordinary person. >> you're both tremendous in the movie. what is it you want viewers to take away when they see "freeheld"? >> first and foremost it's a beautiful, beautiful love story and dedication that these women have towards one another is really stunning. and, of course, that's the emotional through line of the film. >> your character is you and julianne moore, you go through a lot in the movie. you witness and go through a ton of homophobia. have you ever personally had to go through anything close to that. >> oh, well, nothing where i was personally, you know, in a situation where i was directly fighting for rights that were so overtly being denied to me by any means, but, yeah, of course, of course, i deal with various degrees of homophobia in my life, yeah. >> this movie is going to be so inspirational to so many people. thank you so much. >> well, thank you so much. thanks for talking about it. i appreciate it. >> great job. absolutely. >> and "freeheld" opens in select theaters this friday and
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>> we are very excited to be joined now by justin theroux, fans are gearing up for season two of, oh, my gosh, "the leftovers." we've been talking about it on hbo. a psychological drama and this scene his character meets a strange man who offers him help. ooh, i've got to set it up right. >> i think so. >> let's take a look. >> sorry? >> how are you? >> i'm fine. thanks. >> the trailer with all the christmas lights. come see me any time. i could help you. with your situation. >> i have no idea what's going to happen. >> i didn't either, you know, we sort of moved the show to texas, a fictional town of miracle, texas, where there's been i think it's safe to say no departures and i'd like to say
things normal lyze but they just get a lot weirder. >> what's so great bit, justin, on many levels it's ordinary people, this extraordinary thing happened and you just are trying to figure it out as best you can. >> the expectation was, well, what happened to everybody? it becomes weirdly more psychological emotional drama. it's not quite as bleak as the first season. >> you're so busy, talk about "zoolander 2" in a moment. i can't let any more time pass before saying, congratulation, congratulations to you. >> thank you, thank you so much. >> good for you for pulling it off. she said she's deliriously happy so -- >> likewise, likewise, it's fantastic. something really does shift and in a wonderful way and it sort of refocuses things and in a weird way it was sort of -- a long time coming but put us in the right space to -- i don't know. it's a wonderful thing, you know. >> you can see that with you guys. you guys were happy but there is something when you're married, you all have this different look to you. >> something shifts and i can't quite explain what it is.
it's -- guys having a ring on your finger but you relax into it in a certain way. i can't explain it. >> it had to be relaxing having jimmy kimmel. >> that was the biggest blessing in the world. that he -- he officiated our wedding and it was the -- it was exactly what you would want him to do. he was extremely funny, kept things extremely light, was extremely touching, cried a little bit. he did, and then we both -- everyone did and it was just -- it was the perfect tone for the night. >> we're very, very happy. >> thanks so much. >> and happy for "zoolander 2." >> yeah. >> looks like so much fun. >> we're very excited. we think it's riotously funny. >> do you have a blue steel look. >> i don't. i'm still perfecting it. there's only one guy that can do it. >> he does master it. justin, always a pleasure. >> yeah, likewise. >> just continued blessings and good things going forward.
stage in our fall concert series one of country's music white hot new stars. thomas rhett is with us. welcome to "gma." >> thank you very much. how are you? >> i saw you upstairs using your steam machine this morning. >> got a steam a little bit. it's early. y'all do this every day, though, it's crazy. >> you're not maybe used to singing in the morning which we thank you for but you're certainly busy at night. you're on tour. >> we're on tour with florida georgia line about to be co-headlining the cmt this year. >> what's it like going out with them. >> it's just a party.
a lot of fun. >> want to ask about "tangled up." >> yep. >> some interested collaborations on there. >> very interesting. jordin sparks sang a song with me. my first duet and a guy named lunch mony lewis, probably two collaborations you never would imagine in your life but a cool way to create "tangled up" and make it such a tangled up record. >> i love a little "tangled up." thank you so much. we'll listen to his fourth consecutive number one hit. here we go with "crash and burn." >> yeah. ♪ ♪ so i guess it's over baby deja vu again ♪ ♪ who'd have thought that time don't stop and somehow girl the world keeps spinning ♪ ♪ i guess i've turned myself
into a solitary man ain't like i'm the only one ♪ ♪ that's in the shoes that i am ♪ ♪ do you hear that hear that i'm right back i'm right back at the sound of lonely calling ♪ ♪ do you hear that it's where i'm at it's the sound of teardrops falling down down ♪ ♪ a slamming door and a lesson learned ♪ ♪ i let another lover crash and burn ♪ ♪ i know that it might sound jaded and i have to say oh i think love is overrated ♪ ♪ but i don't like throwing it away ♪ ♪ i know you could probably tell me right where i went wrong ♪
♪ some guys can't have all the luck if others don't sing sad songs ♪ ♪ do you hear that hear that i'm right back i'm right back at the sound of lonely calling ♪ ♪ do you hear that hear that it's where i'm at it's where i'm at it's the sound of teardrops falling down down ♪ ♪ a slamming door and a lesson learned i let another lover crash and burn ♪ ♪ that's right now ♪ another lover ooh another lover crash and burn oooh yeah ♪ >> y'all sing it with us right here. ♪ oooh yeah ♪ do you hear that do you hear that i'm right back i'm right
back at the sound of lonely calling ♪ ♪ do you hear that do you hear that it's where i'm at it's where i'm at ♪ ♪ it's the sound of teardrops falling down down ♪ ♪ a slamming door and a lesson learned i let another lover crash and burn ♪ ♪ yeah i let another lover crash and burn ♪ ♪ that's right now ♪ mm-mm ha yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah ♪ [ cheers and applause ] "gma's" fall concert series is presented by car end max. the bright sid
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o'donnell. we remain somewhat wet and somewhat slow. still a solid line from the a.c. expressway up to 295. 295 in mercer county we had a couple of earlier issues both off to the side now but you're still looking at speeds in the low 20's between 195 and route one there on northbound 295. and speeds are still less than the low 20's here on the ben franklin bridge westbound from camden, a solid line into eighth and vine. it's because the vine street expressway is extra jammed because the inner drives of the ben franklin parkway remain closed and here's the schuylkill expressway. still 35 minutes to get east from the blue route to the vine. that's more than a 20 minute delay there. still a very slow one, matt. >> looks like it. thank you matt. david is off. meteorologist karen rogers joins us with the accuweather forecast. karen. >> hi, matt. very humid out here, lots of clouds ann little bit of drizzle. storm tracker6 live double scan and we can see that narrow band of rain but it's just crawling along for the past hour it's been trying to move through i-95 and the new jersey turnpike, 295 and new jersey and you see it's still
out there. the rest of us are pretty dry. let's take a look at your accuweather forecast. not a terribly wet day today. just keeping lots of clouds, couple sunny breaks here or there. 78 degrees for your high. feeling very humid with showers or a quick period of rain and you should be mostly dry for the union game, just a chance for a shower. tomorrow much cooler. look at the etch difference. 60 for your high. windy as well. thursday night into friday, very heavy rain. windy. only 57. feeling raw on friday, matt. >> okay, thanks karen. coming up on "action news" at noon, a frankford family terrorized during a home invasion overnight. the father tied up, others hiding under beds. latest for the search for the bandits. amy robach is next on "live with kelly and michael." i'm matt o'donnell. have a great wednesday. >> ♪
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