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the hotel was featured in the original oceans 11. now the site will become part of an expanded convention center. zblrchgt over seas in china, an accident at a busy intersection. somehow the people inside the mini van survived being rolled over by that tanker truck. the man and woman were taken to the hospital and are recovering from their injuries. a scary situation in connecticut when since children were hospitalized after suffering an electric shock on a ride called the scrambler. the operator said he felt a tingling sensation when pressing the button to stop it. fortunately all the injuries were minor. to one of the three girls who were hurt in a terrifying ferris wheel accident last week that we told you about. still in the hospital in tennessee this morning in serious condition but stable. >> her sister was also injured after falling nearly 40 feet to the ground. she and her parents are speaking
out about their ordeal. abc sat down with them in an abc news exclusive. >> reporter: this will be another rough night as they wait bedside at this children's hospital in tennessee. their two girls are still recovering after being thrown from that cabin at the green county fair. >> the stories that have been happening, like water slide accidents, roller coaster accidents, and stuff like that, and a lot of people dying. i just felt like i was going to be one of those people. >> reporter: the 10-year-old broke her arm. but it's her six-year-old sister who is hurting homost. she's just waking up from a coma. >> she had a harder impact. she knocked out. her eyes rolled back in her head. it was -- >> reporter: it was tough. >> the worst thing i've seen in
my life. everybody is like don't touch her, but that's my baby. >> reporter: they're warning families there were no seat belts on the ride. >> it could happen to anybody at any time. >> reporter: authorities are blaming the accident on a mechanical failure. in a statement the company that runs the ferris wheel says it's praying for the girls. abc news, johnson city, tennessee. and there was a press conference on tuesday and the family said that she is doing a little bit better, but a long road ahead. coming up. s some new toys to get your kids out of the house and learning. we're not talking about pokemon go but much more. you're watching "world news now." "world news now"
outdoors. joining us to tell us more about it, senior editor marissa debartolo. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> i'm in love with these. start us off with the telescope. >> we'll start with learning with the sky. this is the my first telescope. it's perfect for kids ages four and up. it has a double eye piece. kids don't have to choose the eye. they look through with both eyes. it's nice and easy. >> it works. >> it has a ten times magnification. kids can get a great look at what's going on. >> so this is the original butterfly garden from insect lore. kids get to learn all about amazing process of met mgrowing butterflies. kids get a cup of caterpillars that turn into lady butterflies. >> i remember doing something in
school as a kid, and we were fascinated by watching it. >> it's amazing. it takes a couple weeks. >> and then the ant pardon farm. >> the classic. it's celebrating the 60th anniversary. kids get a vile that comes with the right ants for this set. there's no queen. the ants don't have anything to fight over. that's great. and they just watch them do their work. they dig the tunnels. they move the mountains. kids can get them every day. >> made of plastic. durable. no glass to break. >> and they stay inside their habitat. >> if they don't, you can suck them up with the bug vac. this is the backyard safari laser light bug vac. you can suck up your bugs as you collect them outside. >> and you do with this real bugs? >> yes. take it outside and then once you have your collection, store it in your cool bug watch.
>> look at that. >> it's the hottest accessory of the year. it has a magnifying glass. the peaieces detach. >> you weren't kidding. you really can use the bug vacuum. >> you can. >> what's going on here. >> this is the primary science outdoor discovery set. there's sons of accessories for kids to collect bits of nature and start their own gardens or bug collections. you've got magnifiers and utensils to pick up the bugs or the flowers. my favorite part is that it comes with these really great activity cards. so these let kids come up with different experiments and give them inspiration for play time. >> this one shows you how to turn popcorn kernels into a plant. >> you collect things from outside or from the house and make your own scientific experiments the. >> they're learning while they play. >> the environment is the
classroom all summer. and play monster is bringing great magic to the garden with my fairy garden. this little play set allows kids to grow a garden but also play right along with their figures and all the accessories. >> it's funny. fairy gardens have become a trending thing among adults. this is a great activity where your child can be doing this alongside you as you're building your own fairy garden. >> yes. >> this is great. any tips for how parents can best deploy these toys or other creative outlets? >> these are all great for all summer long. usually it's great to introduce one at a time and make sure parents are alongside with their kids engaging in the learning process. >> marissa, thank you so much. these are so great, and great tips for us. you can get even more information on these and other information on toyinsider.com. you're watching "world news now."
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about to grace the cover of "vogue," but not everyone is happy about it. >> reporter: what tv show would you kill to make a cameo in? >> the bachelorette. >> reporter: kendall jenner taking on "vogue's" rapid fire and revealing 73 questions. >>. >> reporter: when she's not climbing stairs, she's climbing the fashion ladder all the way up to what many consider the holy grail. the september issue of "vogue." following the well heeled footsteps of others. the magazine's largest annual issue documented in the 2009 film, aptly named, the september issue. and while gracing the cover may be an honor, some internet critics aren't too pleased. taking to facebook to air their frustrations. >> i thought vogue as taste. another writing i can't stomach the kardashian people.
this reflects the times we live in. >> what "vogue" did was trained a generation of celebrities to want to be supermodels. >> what is modelling like? >> a dream come true. >> reporter: kendall jenner strutting down the runways. while everyone has a right to an opinion, kendall jenner probably won't be reading it. >> do you read internet comments? >> no. she's still answering the 73 questions right now. >> the issue hits newsstands on august 23rd. this is the second time she's been in the magazine. she was in the magazine in january as well. >> in her 73rd question she said her favorite person she gets star struck with, angelina jolie. >> that's a good one.
this morning on "world news now," donald trump reaching out to black voters. >> the republican presidential nominee is in milwaukee overnight with a message for the african american community. and why he should get their votes over hillary clinton. this as trump meets with top intelligence officials for his first briefing. >> a wildfire in california buffer burning out of control. tens of thousands evacuated as more than 15,000 acres have burned. this as new details emerge surrounding the arson suspect in northern california. >> while you're trying to sell your house, some people are hoping to get a steal. we're not talking about the home. we'll show you the video raising alarms for homeowners looking to sale. >> and simone biles adding to her collection. it was another performance by a
naked sports caster that's grabbing headlines. we'll tell you where his clothes went on this wednesday, august 17th. from abc news, this is "world news now." i wonder how many people that were listening ran to the television thinking you were talking about yourself. >> no, they would be scared to see something like that, but interesting way to wake up on this wednesday morning. >> maybe one day? >> never happening. >> we begin this half hour with donald trump making his biggest pitch yet to african american voters and repeating his call to restore law and order. >> he delivered what was a mostly scripted speech. this was taking place late last night near milwaukee and near the site of ongoing protests over the fatal police shooting of a black man. he called the recent riots on assault on the right of citizens to live in peace. even though he was addressing a majority white audience, trump appealed directly to african americans to vote for him. saying democrats are taking the
black vote for granted. >> the democratic party has failed and betrayed the african american community. democratic crime policies, education policies, and economic policies have produced only more crime, more broken homes, and more poverty. >> trump accused clinton of being against the police. clinton has yet to respond. earlier she attended a voter registration event in philadelphia where she said she wasn't taking anybody anywhere for granted. trump is making it clear the much talked about pivot is not going to happen. it's your voice your vote. >> reporter: donald trump with a clear message when it comes to his style. change is not on the way. >> i am who i am. it's me. i don't want to change. everyone talks about are you going to pivot? i don't want to pivot. you have to be you. if you start pivoting, you're not being honest. i am who i am. we'll see what happens.
>> reporter: following disastrous weeks fuelled by off the cuff remarks, trump is trying to stay on message, delivering his plan to combat terror with the help of a teleprompter. >> we cannot let this evil continue. >> reporter: this comes amid reports trump has been huddling with a powerful conservative player ousted fox news hon choe, roger ailes. the trump campaign denying it saying he's not helping with debate prep. they're long time friends, but mr. ailes has no formal or informal role with the campaign. sources saying trump is going to ailes for advice on debates. over the weekend the two meeting at one of trump's new jersey golf courses. ailes was forced out of fox after he was charged with sexual harassment. trump defended him. >> he's been a friend of mine for a long time. some of the women complaining, i know how much he's helped them.
>> reporter: ailes is sitting across from ronald reagan here, helping him prep for a debate in 1984. in this election ailes presided over four fox news debates featuring trump. one of them, the epic showdown with megyn kelly. >> you called women you don't like fat pigs. >> reporter: now ailes work on the other side as trump insists he's doing better than polls reflect. >> reporter: he'll get his first intelligence briefing in new york city. intelligence officials will provide the classified briefing which will go over major threats to the u.s. and emerging concerns around the world. the new jersey governor and michael anyo michael flynn will be joining trump. >> the fbi has given congressional committees documents from the investigation into hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server. republican lawmakers requested the information after no charges were filed against clinton. clinton's campaign is now calling for the documents to be
made public saying that will keep republicans from leaking selective portions. the fbi says the material is classified or sensitive and should not be released without fbi approval. a fast moving wildfire forced more than 08,000 people from their home. the san bernardino fire spread quickly due to strong winds, high temperatures and humidity around 5%. more than 15,000 acres have burned, and there's no containment right now. at least a dozen buildings including some homes and a historic diner have been destroyed. crews will be on the scene throughout the night. we'll stay on this breaking story and have an update for you in our next half hour. in northern california, the arson suspect there is due to make his first court appearance today. the suspect faces multiple charges in connection with the fire which destroyed at least 100 homes. he has a long criminal record. he trained as an inmate
firefight while serving a five year sentence for illegal possession of drugs and firearms. a fire is still only 35% contained. a curfew in parts of louisiana this morning after reports of looting. at least 40,000 homes were damaged in some of the worst flooding in the state history. 11 people have died and authorities are going door to door looking for the missing. in livingston perish, 75% of the homes are a total loss, and many have no flood insurance. we're getting new details about the armed robbery of ryan lochte and teammates in rio. lochte says he didn't initially tell officials about the incident because the swirms were afraid they'd get in trouble. the delay caused confusion between the usoc and the olympic committee. his attorney says he cooperated fully with authorities. meanwhile the u.s. smash day 11 in rio expanding the medal
count again. >> the americans now have 28 golds and 84 overall. >> reporter: battle on the beach. kerri walsh jennings and april ross taking on the brazil team in the semi finals. the americans couldn't pull off the win. this is walsh jennings first match loss in four olympics games. the u.s. will play for the bronze against the other brazilian team. she did it. she did it. simone biles making history yet again, soaring to her fourth gold medal in rio. capping off her olympics by winning the floor exercise finals. that makes her the first american gymnast to when four gold medals in a single games. aly raisman got the silver. she was the raining floor champ from london. and the men's team celebrating
redemption. medals in the parallel bars and high bar. in track and field, the american women adding to the medal count in the 1500 meters. jennifer simpson surging at the end to get the bronze medal. she's the first u.s. woman to ever medal in this event. and a dramatic show of olympic spirit in 5000 meter spiel. a tumble to the ground mid race. and one hobbled to the finish line with help. one was taken away in a wheelchair. referees advanced both women to the finals. okay. so that said, if there's a rematch in the nba finals next year, maybe we will be able to make a wager like this. >> based on my track record, i might be willing. >> you would be? >> i want you to meet this broadcaster.
he tweeted in december if his favorite team won, he would host the first show of the season in his underwear. from the ruesults, against all odds, lester city won. he went with boxers and nothing else over the weekend. and as you look at that, it answers a lot of questions that many people might have. of course, the boxers briefs one. >> now we know. >> yes. >> at least on tv. >> exactly. coming up, caught on camera, a woman stealing medication during an open house. there's a new warning this morning on what you can do to protect your property even when trying to sell it. >> plus the chinese village that claims to have the secret to gender selection. see the centuries' old ritual they credit with giving them an equal number of boys and girls. >> and you can always weigh in on facebook, wnnfans.com, and twitter. we love to receive your tweets. you're watching "world news now." introducing new k-y touch gel crème.
police in dallas released this video of a car theft. the car's owner tried to stop the thief, but is actually dragged 70 feet clinging to the door handle on the driver's side. he was banged up, but has recovered. police caught the suspected car thief who has since apologized to the victim. and police in florida are asking for the public's help to catch a woman who trashed a jacksonville store over candy.
the cop said it started when she was accused of shoplifting $11 worth of candy bars and locked the door when she refused to put them back. that's when she threw items on the floor. even shattering drink bottles. the clerk eventually unlocked the door and the woman walked out. police are now offering $3,000 for information or up to $3,000 for information leading to her arrest. >> did she get the bag of m and ms? >> i think she walked out with the candy bars. that's the allegation. >> and left a mess. glnch it's not just store owners who need to worry about strangers walking through their front door. we have more. >> reporter: a warning from a texas realtor for anyone trying to sell their home. watch as this woman at an open house pretends to be interested in the home making her way to the kitchen. telling the realtor she needs a make a phone call. she took the flier. she was like mess your heart for
having an open house on a rainy day. very friendly. >> reporter: moments later she opens the cupboards and pops something into her purse. the homeowners noticed narcotics medications missing. >> reporter: a realtor says he preps his clients extennively before. >> things that are important, you need them secured and out of the house. >> reporter: t not just potential buyers. this realtor using her access to a home to swipe medication from the cabinet. and keep your important documents, spare keys and checkbooks in a box like this and take it with you whenever they're showing your home. another great tip. she said to hide any calendars so that nobody knows when your family is going to be away. >> okay, and also put away any photos of your children and if you have a multilevel home, make sure that your realtor has an
assistant there so they can take a look at activities on other floors. >> and the top drawer, not a good place to hide things, apparently. >> that's where i hide everything. coming up, britney spears ready to do it again. how the pop princess is going to hit us one more time. >> first, the vchinese village where nearly every couple has one boy and one girl. we'll show you the secret they say has controlled their children's gender. you're watching "world news
for a while china was known for the one child policy which was only changed last year, but there were some exceptions to the rules. >> parents in one village were allowed to have two children, and most had one boy and one girl. they say it is all thanks to a medicine woman and her ancient fertility ritual. >> reporter: in the tiny village in china, it's one of the most important days of the year for these little boys. but something is missing. where are the girls? it's a question everyone in china is requesting. for measure three decades china made it elillegal to have more than one child. >> they thought they needed to do something to curb the
population explosion. >> reporter: this produced a terrible unintended consequence. >> when people were only allowed to have one child, women would resort to selectively aborting girls. >> reporter: when it created the one child rule, the government gave this the people in this village permission to have two kids each. and mysteriously, almost every couple manages to give birth to exactly one boy and one girl. how many of you boys have a sister? seven. everybody who has a brother, raise their hand. we wonders how this could be. they say it's a centuries' old secret kept by this medicine doctor. she says she helps women choose the gender of their child using herbs she gets from hills near the town. what does it do for them?
she tells us there is one kind for boys and another for girls. all used to make a medicine that women take before they get pregnant. according to mrs. woo, the water in these two wells also gives parents power to choose the gender, right for a girl, left for a boy. but the villagers try to leave nothing to chance. twice a year they hold a mysterious ritual that seems to defy common sense sense, nature, and science itself. soon to be couples promise to give birth to only two children, a boy and a girl. and it almost works, 100% if they go to mrs. woo, she says. >> the fact that every couple has one boy and one girl in this village makes me worried about second daughters. how is it if the first child is a girl that the second child is
always a boy? are they practicing selective abortion? >> reporter: while in the rest of china, young men scramble to find a wife, in this village, there will be a bride for every groom. for now these kids dance and play at the festival. they'll take the oath when they get married, performing this ritual so they, too, can someday have a perfect family. for nightline, i'm bob woodruff in china. >> interesting racket by mrs. woo there, and something she could market of the west and make a lot of money on. >> a big contrast to other parts of the country where they have an average of 120 boys for every 100 girls. china has an estimated 30 million more men than women. it's a problem for the bachelors looking for brides. >> there are a lot of desperate bachelors on tinder, if they're
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remember puss and boots from shrek in those beautiful black googly eyes that draw you in. scientists on the california coast were in the bottom of the sea. they were in an exploratory vessel. they saw something that looked like a child's tow. this purple thing, and then they realized it's a squid that was just mesmerized by their lights. >> that's a real life squid? >> yes. >> it looks like a pin yawata. >> it's 3000 feet down. it turned them into softies. it makes you question having calamari ever again.
>> maybe we should stop watch g watching, because it's delicious. bananas are delicious, and bad news, they may be going extingt. scientists at the university of california davis say that there's a three fungus complex which could detroy all banana crops. apparently it's already destroyed 40 % of banana output, and they're saying -- >> are you sure this wasn't sponsored by the banana company? >> i'm in a panic. i love bananas in shakes, on their own. i make banana pudding, banana cream pie. >> banana peel challenge? >> that. that's not so bad. that could be the one positive thing. >> i would miss that. over in south korea there was a basketbaeball game taking
place. take a look at this. this one player gets to walk to first base, but he flips his bat and hits the umpire. you have to take another look. look at the stare this umpire gives him. and also the other thing is as i look at that video, you could clearly see that was a strike and not a ball. this might take away from that. not the angry -- what do you think, the strike zone there is a little --? >> yeah. nobody charges the mind. nobody charges the player. they all just act like adults. >> what a phenomenon. >> you're right. speaking of adults. some women in a college dorm room decided they want to feel like they have an adult home despite the confined space. this is what they've done with their dorm room. it's exploding on social media. they bought most of the materials from all the
this morning on "world news now," a fast moving wildfire has forced more than 80,000 residents from their homes in southern california. crews are working through the night to try to get a handle on it. the windy conditions are making it nearly impossible. >> donald trump saying he's not going to change. and gets back on message selling himself as the law and order candidate. we'll have more from milwaukee ahead. a mail carrier caught tossing mail in the dumpster. >> that's not where it's supposed to go. a video that shows her skipping a task in the process. saving us the task of having to open it first. >> new meaning to junk mail. and britney spears is doing it again, heading back to the stage where she cemented her
status as a super star. we'll tell you what they have planned. >> has it been that long? from abc news, this is "world news now." >> she was so good in her prime. i'm excited to see her perform. >> she's still in her good. >> i've never seen her in vegas. it's been a while since i've seen her in action. >> it's real lip syncing in vegas. good morning. >> we'll have more on britney spears coming up in the skinny. we start with the breaking news from southern california. >> the wildfire we were talking about, these are live pictures from our station. this fire is burning near 15 freeway there in the san bernardino area. if you've ever driven from vegas to los angeles, this fire is burning right near that. it really exploded in less than 24 hours. >> remarkable. it started yesterday.
80,000 people forced from their home. earlier we saw some dramatic video showing a fire nado whirling as the fire continues to spread. the flames were shooting up 100 feet high. crews are trying to get it under control. several homes and a historic inn have been destroyed. this fire has burned at least 15,000 acres. kabc chopper pilot was overhead. >> this is a monster of a fire moving faster than any fire i've seen in a very long time. >> the governor has declared a state of emergency allowing more state resources to be devoted to fighting that fire and we'll stay on top of this breaking story throughout the morning. the arson suspect in the major northern california fire is due to make his first court appearance today. officials say he is an ex-con who once trained as an inmate firefighter. we have more details on his arrest. >> it is my pleasure to announce
apsil on arson. >> it makes me angry. so angry. >> reporter: police say the man is a serial arsonist who sparked fires across this california county, including the one that exploded over the weekend incinerating 175 homes and businesses. a long time resident is not mincing words. >> if it was up to me, i would have him be in a place where he found a began of gasoline and a lit match and let things happen the way they happen. >> reporter: investigators say they tracked the suspect for more than a year. is it possible that all of this destruction could be avoided. >> it's difficult to build a serial arson case. it starts small with the first investigation. now to flood ravaged louisiana.
a curfew is in effect after 10 people were hearrested for looters. at least 40,000 homes were damaged in the area around baton rouge. many owners have no home insurance. 11 people have died and authorities are going door to door looking for the missing. there's a 50% chance of more rain today. >> the fbi has given several congressional committees documents from the investigation into hillary clinton's private e-mail server. republican lawmakers requested the information after no charges were filed against clinton. clinton's campaign is now calling for the documents to be made public saying that will keep republicans from leaking selective portions. the fbi says the material is classified or sensitive and should not be released without fbi approval. >> donald trump is set to get his first intention briefing. a privilege afforded to presidential nominees. last night trump said hillary clinton was taking the side of
rioters over police. he accused clinton of pandering to black voters and asked the african american to vote for him instead. trump also said that law and order must be restored in the wake of the protest sparked by fatal police shooting. >> the violence, riots and destruction that have taken place in milwaukee is an assault on the right of all citizens to live in security and to live in peace. >> hours earlier trump met with local law enforcement officials in milwaukee. the milwaukee county sheriff, a supporter who spoke at the republican national convention. it's another quiet night in milwaukee after the deadly police shoot ing shooting of a black man after a traffic stop. the officer involved who is also black has not been identified by police. but his name has been made public on social media. the officer is now the subject of angry threats. an internal investigation is underway after video showed a washington d.c. police officer pinning a woman against a patrol car.
abc spoke with the woman who is now threatening to sue. >> reporter: the video shows an officer pinning a petite woman to the side of a police suv. her feet dangling a foot off the ground. confrontation posted on twitter, getting thousands of views. the latest example of sometimes tense relationships between minorities and police. >> it's harassment. it's harassment. >> reporter: the woman who asked that we not use her name on air told us she'd gotten into an argument with a man she says propositioned her and a friend. she told a tv station she was speaking aggressively to the man when police arrived. it's unclear what caused the officer to grab the woman. she was not charged with any crime. >> the way the officer handles her is odd and definitely unconventional, but without knowing the circumstances as to why he had her in that position, it's -- you really can't be critical of him until you know more. >> reporter: d.c. police say they're investigating. the woman claims she's planning to sue the police department.
officials in mexico confirmed that one of the kidnap victims from a restaurant was the son of a drug lord. the kidnapping was carried out by members of a rival drug gang raising fears about a new wave of bloodshed in mexico. el chapo is serving time in mexico after an escape earlier in the year. this may be a reason why people in the fort myers, florida area haven't been getting their mail. >> take a look at this video. that's a postal worker throwing away hundreds of pieces of mail. they are trying to track down the worker, and they were able to retrieve most of the mail. you will have to pay that bill after all. >> then they realized it was -- yeah, a bill. she was trying to save them from that, i guess. >> maybe some nice letters were
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same goal. win the beach volleyball competition. >> the best they can do now is bronze. they lost in a semi finals early this morning. they dropped a two set match to brazilians. it's walsh jennings first olympic loss. on the track it's usain bolt's world with the rest of us just watching. he moved into the semi finals of the race. he says it's his favorite, the 200 meters. he says he didn't run hard. he just came to qualify. >> i should point out way behind bolt, you see him there, was the belize athlete. he came in 73rd. >> i thought that stopped counting after a while. >> he's not quite on my podium. there were only three medal events in track and field tuesday. an american won gold in the triple jump. will clay took the silver as well. >> not too shabby for simone biles. she got four gold medals after
the floor exercise. >> she's the first american to win four gymnastic gold medals in one summer games. the gold medal may not have been the best part of her day. for that she can thank zac efron. >> that's right. you might have heard she admitted to having a huge crush on him. he made a surprise trip to rio. he gave her a kiss on the cheek. one of her tweets read just call me mrs. ephron. >> she was talking about the celebrity she wanted to meet, and zac efron came out of her mouth. so excited. >> off he went to rio, and the girls now say they can't -- earlier said they couldn't wait to eat pizza, now they can't wait to eat pizza with zac efron. >> another step. as we take a look at the medal count, the united states leading over china. now 33.
the lead is now 33. the u.s. picked up nine medals tuesday bringing the total to 84. >> 28, 28, 28 is the lucky number. 28 gold medals to lead the competition. great britain is second with 19. there was some drama at a medal ceremony. now controversy after the home crowd booed one of the winners. >> tuesday brazil received the gold medal. he won the night before in pole vault. the frenchman that took the silver and an american that got the bronze, but the brazil crowd was not happy. he compared the booing he received monday night to the reaction that jessie owens received in germany back in 1936. he apologized, but the crowd booed him again tuesday night leaving the frenchman -- look at his face. as you see him, he looked really distraught. here's the good thing about all of that. the brazilian went there after
the ceremony for that act of kindness. >> sat down with him. >> after the ceremony they got together with the pole vaulting legend, consoling the frenchman after the ceremony. the president of the national olympic committee called the booing unacceptable. >> i saw on the instagram account later on, he was like he never thought he would make it to the podium and get booed. he said it was a sad moment for him. >> just unsportsmanlike. >> yes. >> i guess the let's get into it song didn't get the message across. that they're not supposed to boo players when they win medals. >> yep. now this. ♪ >> that apparently is how you make up for a public address system failure. >> the system conked out when it was time to play the national anthem before belgium and the netherlands played field hockey. the teams started singing the anthems and the crowd filled in.
belgium won ending an 80 year losing streak to the dutch. maybe it was the singing. >> maybe. when we come back, britney spears is about to hit us one more time. >> returning to the scene of some of her most memorable performances. one more memorable performance on a wednesday of our samba. ♪ "world news now"
♪ ♪ ♪ >> it is skinny time. i'm pumped about this one. britney spears is doing it again. >> she's cutting her hair off? >> no. no. she's performing. >> oh. the pop princess set to return at the mtv video music awards later this month for the first time in nearly a decade. >> i even loved bald britney. >> the network may be announcing with the video of a snake slithering around her dressing room, a reference to her performance when she danced with a python around her neck. >> and two years later she stunned viewers again, this time with her three-way kiss with madonna and christina aguilera. christina getting sloppy seconds. >> her last performance was
memorable for all the wrong reasons. she opened the 2007 performance lip syncing and dancing off beet. people were disappointed. >> that was the last one. wow. how will she shock us this time? we'll find out at the end of this month. >> my favorite is still the oops i did it again performance. >> the -- was that the -- >> the sparkly kind of see through outfit. she had the black hat on. >> okay. >> not that i'm a big fan or anything. >> i sort of remember the christina aguilera one with madonna. that was a big deal at one point. johnny depp and amber heard reached a settlement in their divorce. heard is disz dismissing her domestic suit against him. he will pay her $7 million which she says will be donated to charity. >> heard filed for divorce in may and secured a restraining
order against depp. they said neither party made false allegations for financial gain. the couple was only married 15 months. and a star is about to be born again. lady gaga and bradley cooper a remaking "a star is born". this is gaga's first time in a major motion picture, and cooper will be directing his first film. >> this will be the fourth version of the movie. judy garland and james mason teamed up. and in the 70s it was babs and chris christopherson. >> and gaga is reportedly working on a new cook book with her father which will feature recipes from their family restaurant in new york city. >> a busy young lady now that she has a driver's license. >> that's right. one of the funniest on screen duos is back for more,
talking about will ferrell and john c riley. >> this will be their third movie together. who can forget talladega nights. >> this time they're looking to put comedy into a sherlock holmes movie. and the playboy mansion officially off the market. the new owner? hugh hefner's neighbor with the price tag of $100 million. they'll be combining the places. >> hefner swroent won't have to look for a new place to live. hefner can stay there for the rest of his life. the homes were built in the 1920s and were originally just one estate. >> going to be a very big estate. coming up, one on one with the most decorated olympian ever. >> michael phelps on fatherhood and the secret reminder of his son as he raced for the last time. you're watching "world news now."
so olympics history is retiring. these days he seems most proud of one thing, someone called boomer. t.j. holmes caught up with phelps in rio. >> good to see you. >> reporter: he may be the most decorated olympian of all time, but forget his 28 medals. i caught him toting something else around. >> i caught you carrying a baby seat with a baby in it. >> i was walking out with my backpack and the baby's backpack and the car seat. daddy duties are on me. something i'm excited about and proud of. >> reporter: proud papa to boomer, the mini michael has been stealing the spotlight. and especially when daddy is going to the stands to sneak a kiss after winning gold. i know he's just a little guy, but how does that change you as a swimmer knowing he's now, boomer is in the stands? >> when i got out of the warmup pool for the last time to get ready to go up to the blocks, i
have the white shoes that i wore pretty much every finals, and in the left foot there's a footprint of him inside my shoe. i put my shoe on and looked down at it, and i started to get emotional, because i knew he was in the stands. >> reporter: i know you're sure this is your last. >> it is. >> reporter: as we speak here, but can you give us this guarantee. that if in four years you still got it, what if you still got it in four years? >> no. >> reporter: and your times are as good as everybody in the world. even then? >> no. i'm done. >> reporter: congrats. >> thanks. >> nice to see that softer side of him. >> phelps alone has more gold medals than all but 32 of the 205 countries competing. >> you think when he takes a bath he says not work again? this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, more than 80,000 people evacuated as a wildfire races through southern california. part of a major interstate now shut down. the struggle to get it under control right now. in louisiana, people are now returning to what's left of their homes. the water is receding in some areas following historic flooding. hear why it's being called the worst disaster since sandy. >> a preteen's pictures drawing death threats posing with her kills. the big game hunter defending herself this morning. simone biles soars to another gold medal as another american makes history winning the usa's first medal in her sport.