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good morning, america. donald trump refuses to say president obama's born in the u.s. again. back on the trail, hillary clinton pounces. >> he still wouldn't say hawaii. he still wouldn't say america. this man wants to be our next president? the race tightening as stump goes on late night television to let his hair down. >> go ahead, with my hair spray. >> and donald trump jr. taking heat for his own comments about the gas chamber. he's responding here live this morning. state of emergency declared by two governor after a major gas pipeline breaks spilling
250,000 gallons of gasoline, now new concerns along the east coast that gas prices could skyrocket. official recall. samsung finally forced to pull its exploding phones in the u.s. refunding and replacing nearly a million after reports of overheating. cars igniting and 26 people burned as apple's new iphone goes on sale around the world this morning. the secret life of o.j. simpson. the new report revealing how he spends his days behind bars. the former football star now sharing a cell in prison with another inmate and reportedly keeping a picture with nicole brown simpson on his shelf. all as o.j. makes a new push for freedom. and good morning, america. happy friday. robin and mike out on assignment today. a lot to get to. 53 days until the election and new national polls show a dead heat between donald trump and hillary clinton. >> and then, george, a lot of people reacting to that bizarre
uncomfortable moment overnight with donald trump's hair on late night tv. >> that was bizarre. but also so worth donald trump's interview with "the washington post" last night where he refused to again acknowledge that president obama was born in the u.s. his son and adviser donald trump jr. standing by. we'll talk to him in a moment. the latest first from tom llamas on the trail in washington, d.c. good morning, tom. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. the trump campaign now saying the republican nominee has changed his mind on where president obama was born. donald trump was the biggest and loudest voice in the birther movement but now with less than two months to go before the election trump seems to be waffling on an issue he spent so much time, money and energy on. overnight, the trump campaign announcing the candidate is no longer a birther sending out this statement announcing having successfully obtained president obama's birth certificate when others could not, mr. trump
believes that president obama was born in the united states. the statement attributed to a campaign spokesperson, not trump himself. the apatient reversal coming after "the washington post" posted a new story and interview of trump himself refusing to say whether he believes the president was born in the u.s. trump quoted as saying, i'll answer that question at the right time. i just don't want to answer it yet. critics of trump's birther stance says it's deep rooted in racism because president obama is black. hillary clinton seized on the new "washington post" story. >> he still wouldn't say hawaii. he still wouldn't say america. this man wants to be our next president? >> reporter: and trump's son don jr. also being accused of being insensitive for his use of the phrase "gas chamber" in this attack on the media. >> they've will et her slide on
every indiscrepancy, on every lie, on every dnc game trying to get bernie sanders out of the thing. i mean, if republicans were doing that they'd be warming up the gas cham brother right now. >> reporter: the trump campaign insisting he was not talking about the holocaust. >> boy, the press likes to hit them. right? boy, the press likes to hit them and they're such good kids but they can take it. >> reporter: trump also showing he can take it. >> can i mess your hair up. >> reporter: overnight trump letting jimmy fallon go where no man has gone before. deep into his golden locks. >> go ahead, with my hair spray. >> reporter: trump a good sport about the late night gag but quickly trying to reset that famous hairdo. >> i'll do it as well. >> reporter: so trump like we've
never seen him before and this morning apparently taking a position many thought he never would, now, we want to reiterate donald trump has yet to say it himself that he believes president obama was born in hawaii, this is his campaign, and we're reminded of a tweet he sent out back in may. back then he said this, let's put it on the screen. he wrote, "don't believe the biased and phony media quoting people who work for my campaign. the only quote that matters is a quote from me." george, we're still waiting on that quote. >> we'll talk to donald trump's son, donald trump jr. you're one of your father's closest advisers. why can't he and won't he say that president obama is born in the u.s. >> i think he said it last night. >> the campaign spokesperson, i was with them, what he doesn't want to do he doesn't want to get off message and create another story but wants to talk about jobs. >> refusing to acknowledge that president obama was born in the united states. >> he wants to talk about jobs for americans. he wants to talk about his
revolutionary plan for women and working moth in ing mothers the. this is the presidency of the united states and want to talk about the issues and putting americans back to work. >> he's the only person who can put this to rest. in the past his campaign has said he believes that your father has not said himself, yes, president obama was born in the united states. i was wrong to question it. >> that is coming from him because i was involved in those conversations. he's going to put the head of his campaign spokesperson is putting it out from the campaign. what he said in the past, hey, don't believe what you read when you read a source close to the campaign, dent believe what those people say. >> wait a second. last week kellyanne conway put out a statement saying, oh, donald trump believes that the president was born in the united states, yet when donald trump has the chance to do that yesterday himself he refuses to do it. >> this is coming from him and i was involved this those conversations so -- >> are we going to hear him say those words. >> i don't know. this should be the definitive end of it. we thought it was the end when he acknowledged that, hey, we
got obama to release his birth certificate then but, again, we want to talk about jobs and not about gossip. >> he's been talking about it for years but he can end it by simply saying, yes, the president was born in the united states. i was wrong to question it. >> i believe that's what he did last night. >> but that's not what he did. >> well, we'll have to disagree on that. that's coming from him and i know that because i was part of the conversation. >> he has the ability to send out a tweet -- >> maybe he will. >> let's talk about you, as well. you saw those comments you made about the gas chamber drawing a lot of questions from the anti-defamation league they say we hope you understand the sensitivity and hurt of making holl cause jokes. we hope you retract. >> i didn't say anything about the holocaust. i was talking about media bias. it's essentially capital punishment. donald trump pjr. said the same thing two weeks ago and used the term electric chair. it was poor choice of words but perhaps but in no way, shape or form was i remotely talking
about the holocaust. i wouldn't do it. i think it's disgusting. it's not my style, my sister's an orthodox jew. half of my best men in my wedding and the bridesmaids in my wedding were jewish. i would never do that. what it shows, unfortunately, it almost proves the point, i say something, rather than the media saying, hey, don were you talking about the holocaust, oh, my god. >> this is the anti-defamation league. you're answering it now. >> it's the bias i was talking about. if i say something rather than talking about great jobs plan they can't attack my father anymore. they've erin out of ammo so now they attack me and cosmo trying to attack my sister. i understand that's the game they're playing but goes to show my point which i'm making about media bias. if you're a conservative you don't even get a fair shot. they don't give you the benefit of the doubt and really a shame. >> that's why we wanted to have you come in answer the questions. >> i'm addressing it myself but
it's why less than a third of americans even trust the media anymore. i mean those are from gallup polls, so, you know, i think perhaps this -- maybe me a disservice to say let's be honest about these and let's not jump to slander people over something that they would clearly never say, especially when they have a history of using a similar, you know, line -- >> part of the reason they've come up, you said you didn't have the holocaust in mind. part of the reason is you've had other tweets from anti-semitic individuals. had an instagram post last week. we want to put it up that included pepe the frog a well-known symbol of the white supremacist movement and others taken off because of their racist statements and questioned whether the government was behind 9/11. that's why the questions come up. >> if i'm glib that's the case. i never even heard of pepe the frog. i bet you 90% of your viewers have never heard of him. i thought it was a frog in a
wig. it's getting ridiculous but, again, that proves my point which is that anything that they can possibly latch on to, they can't even attack my father anymore. he's coming up with incredible policy both economic, very aggressive policy in terms of certainly for a republican coming out plan for working mother, all of these things. they can't attack those things. they don't have answers for those things so what they do, they have to attack me. i'm fine if they go after me. it shows they have nothing against the issues that matter to americans. >> the other question, you are executive vice president of the trump organization, you saw that "newsweek" cover this week. we want to put that up there right now and the article suggests that the conflicts raised by the trump organization with so many different businesses in so many different countries demand that mr. trump sever all ties with the business during this campaign and if he becomes president. will he? >> if he becomes president he will certainly do that. aides said he would put them in a blind trust and have nothing to do with it. he's much more concerned and said it to me about america and
putting americans back to work and the business he's created is incredible but he doesn't care. it's small potatoes relative to what he can do -- >> it's not a blind trust if you and -- >> we're not going to be involved in government. >> it's not a blind trust. you're running the company and he is president. so any foreign -- >> he's not making any decisions as it relates to the company. this is -- this would be standard operating procedure for any president that has had businesses whether it was george bush, he's not going to have anything to do with it. >> george and george h.w. bush and ronald reagan and bill clinton and mitt romney, the republican candidate all put their interests in a blind trust during the campaign. your father hasn't done that. >> he will certainly do it if he becomes president. >> a blind trust is not a blind trust if it's being run by his children. >> it is because he'll have nothing to do with it, george. he said that. heant whats nothing to do with it. he wants to get the country on the right track. >> there will be a wall between you, your father and siblings
about it. >> it's a big company but small potatoes -- >> he's still going to know what the businesses are. >> no, he won't. we will not -- >> how will he not know that. >> it doesn't matter. trust me, as you know, it's a very full time job. he doesn't need to worry about the business. the business is in good hands. he trusts us with that, the 100%. >> donald trump jr., thanks for coming in. >> thanks for not messing up my hair. >> let's go bang over to amy. as we saw hillary clinton back on the campaign trail for the first time since her health scare and abc's cecilia vega was there as she made that return and cecilia joins us now from washington, d.c. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: amy, good morning to you. the last time hillary clinton was out in public was the day she nearly collapsed at the 9/11 memorial. she is back and her return comes at a crucial time in this race. her first day back on the campaign trail and just about every chance she got hillary clinton said it. >> i'm doing great. >> it's great to be back on the
campaign trail. >> it's great to be back. >> reporter: from the moment she stepped on the tarmac, a thumb's up to the second she stepped on that north carolina stage. ♪ i feel good >> reporter: it was a day carefully choreographed to show just how good she feels. >> i'm not great at taking it easy even under ordinary circumstances, but with just two months to go until election day, sitting at home was pretty much the last place i wanted to be. >> reporter: overnight former president clinton on "the daily show" coming to her defense. >> she still feels good. big deal she had pneumonia. people get it all the time. >> reporter: but hillary clinton comes back to a race that's tighter than ever. national polls show her lead shrinking and she is now in a tight battle with trump in must win battlegroups like florida and virginia.
>> i wonder if you did any soul searching about these new poll numbers. anything you should be doing differently in your campaign? >> cecilia, i've always said that this was going to be a tight race. i'm going to keep doing everything i can to deliver my message about what is at take in this election. >> reporter: an election she says she wants to be less about fighting and more about issues and then she went on to slam her opponent. >> every time we think he's hit rock bottom, he sinks even lower. >> reporter: well, clinton's aides say that's the strategy, a focus less on donald trump and more on a positive vision for the country but with that debate just ten days away and with polls tightening we will see how long that lasts, george. >> okay, cecilia, thanks very much. we move on to that official samsung recall. the government warns that the galaxy note 7 could explode or gurs into flames and calling back a million of them and david kerley has the latest from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, george. two weeks into this serious hazard from a phone and owners of the samsung note 7 can get a
refund because they agreed to an official recall. action after the cases of burning exploding phone, cars burning even workplace overheating. >> i was sitting at my desk at work then it pretty much exploded. >> reporter: nearly a million brand-new note 7s sold in the u.s. recalled officially now after 92 reports ofover heating, 26 people burned and 55 pieces of property damaged. for two weeks samsung tried to exchange phones on its own. but it has now agreed to this official government recall. >> that's two weeks of dangerous batteries out there. what happened here? >> as a general matter when companies go out alone they don't benefit from our expertise. this is not the ideal way to run a process and we discourage companies from handling it this way. >> reporter: samsung was only able to get 130,000 customers to exchange phones. that means that more than 800,000 with defective lithium
batteries are now in circulation. with this agreement to offer immediate refunds as well as replacements by wednesday, the hope is those dangerous batteries will be exchanged. the company apologized at home in south korea earlier this week. the u.s. division now releasing a prepared statement. >> we did not meet the standard of excellence that you expect and deserve. for that, we apologize. >> reporter: it was samsung of america that told me the new phones will be available next wednesday but there are reports out of south korea this morning saying that the new phones could be delayed there, no word on whether or not that will affect the u.s. as well, george. >> okay, david. we have other new phones, that iphone, hard to get. >> it is hard to get. as of this morning a limited quantity will be available in the stores. so if you go to a store you might find one, but, george, this whole thing with the samsung, it's really this bigger battle with apple. this is a hot market and it is extremely competitive. >> hot market.
i get it. okay, david, thanks very much. >> george, we now have some new details on that frightening attack in manhattan. it happened yesterday afternoon when a man with a meat cleaver led police on a chase through midtown striking an officer before they eventually took him down. abc's gio benitez is on the scene with more on what happened. good morning, gio. >> reporter: amy, good morning to you. this is where the attack happened. one of america's busiest neighborhoods and now we're told it appears to have started because of a boot on a car. >> let's get out of here. >> reporter: a shoot-out in the heart of midtown manhattan after a police officer was attacked with a meat cleaver. >> injured mos. >> got hit with a meat cleaver. >> reporter: police say the syria akram jodueh seen here being taken here in this video obtained by wabc attacked an off-duty detective with an 11-inch cleaver after police confronted with him after trying to remove a boot from his car. >> as we were pursuing him and have video of the incident he
has the cleaver in his hand. you can clearly see it. >> reporter: a nearby officer using a taser to try to take the man down but when that didn't work, cops shot the suspect, a total of 18 shots fired. and we're told all three of those officers are recovering. they should be okay. that detective who was hit with a cleaver is said to be in good spirits. amy and george. >> all right, amy, you and your girls were caught up in that. >> we were just a few blocks away and thank goodness ended up taking the subway instead of walking down that street. by the time we got out saw helicopters and police and we quickly went to our phones to see what happened. just one of those frightening moments. >> scary moment in midtown. ginger, that looks scary too. reports from new mexico all the way into northeast iowa. it was a large area, you can see here, kansas hail covering the ground and a quick look at where the storm are moving now. it's a loud one in kansas and eastern iowa and western
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♪ course by course ah, love that song. welcome back to "gma." that, of course, is "be our guest" from "beauty and the beast," the tale as old as time celebrati celebrating its 25th anniversary. we have a big celebration paying tribute can some of the biggest names in music from "frozen" to "hamilton." me and my college roommates watched it over and over. >> the remake is coming, as well. right now hillary clinton back on the campaign trail saying she's fully recovered from pneumonia as first lady michelle obama prepares to campaign tore clinton for the first time on the trail today. and millions of drivers could be seeing a spike in gas prices
because a pipeline has been shut down. it leaked 250,000 tons of gas in a pond and the spill is contained but could lead to shortages along the east coast and spices to pick up to 15 cents a gallon. >> i mentioned my college roommates. do you remember your college roommate, your first one. >> well, one incoming freshman at ucla is making a name for herself and not in a good way. making very specific demands. >> on her new roommate. >> yeah, in an e-mail sending the internet into overdrive all the reaction coming up. i think she's going to remember her roommate. >> that's coming up. we have to begin with the latest on the capture of a serial killer in ohio. shawn grate expected to appear in court after a woman called 911 saying she had been abducted leading police to the home where they discovered two bodies. abc's ryan smith is on the scene in ashland, ohio. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, george. the family of victim stacy stanley say they banged on the door of this home after she went
missing, now it's a memorial site for stanley and another woman found dead inside. the woman charged in the killings leading police to the remains of a third person as a possible serial killer. >> i've been abducted. >> does he have a weapon? >> he's got a taser. >> reporter: police say he is 40-year-old shawn m. grate, arrested wednesday after this harrowing 911 call from a woman tied up inside this abandoned ohio house who said she was just a few feet away from her sleeping captor. >> is there any way you can get out of the building? >> i don't know without waking him and i'm scared. >> reporter: this morning she is safe. grate charged with her abduction and two counts of murder after police say they discovered the remains of two other people inside that house. >> we are in the process again of processing the crime scene, identifying the remains and moving forward with our
investigation and eventual prosecution. >> reporter: one of the bodies, that of stacy stanley, whose family had been searching for her since last week. her son attending this vigil overnight. >> i would like to know the reason he took my mom's life. he's not god. he didn't deserve to take my mom's life. >> reporter: grate also confessed to killing another woman at this burned down location more than an hour away. investigators there combing the area finding yet another body. the suspected serial killer allegedly living a double life. his facebook page portraying the simple life of a carpenter and last year, posting his excitement over starting work as a maintenance man at a nearby holiday inn but his criminal history telling a different story. over a 20-year span, reportedly convicted of burglary and pleading guilty to abduction, domestic violence and drug abuse. serving more than four years in
prison. a woman who says she dated grate telling cbs affiliate woio he was violent and unpredictable. >> he broke my hand. he had choked me. i had bruised down my face. >> reporter: though grate admitted involvement in the death of a third person he has not yet been charged in that case expected in court today. he hasn't entered a plea yet but if convicted, he faces up to life in prison. >> thank you for the latest. joins us now from atlanta, nancy grace, host of "nancy grace" on hln. we just heard about his long criminal history spanning two decades. and just this past june he reportedly told police he had killed a woman. how was this guy on the streets? >> you know, it's amazing to me when you look at his history, there is i.d. theft, drug paraphernalia, kidnapping, domestic relations -- how he kept getting out, a lot of the offenses for which he had been
charged with dom rel, domestic relation offenses within the home and those are treated much more lightly than stranger on stranger and i believe that's because sometimes the system blames the woman who is the victim and one of those cases, two women, one holding a baby, were held with a butcher knife, but he walked right out. i think right now what they need to focus on is where he has been. he has been -- i mapped it out in marion, 45 miles away to mansfield, 13 miles away to ashland. just think about this guy coming in and out of ladies' room in a holiday inn as a maintenance man. there are reports another body has been found down a ravine. everywhere he's been has to be traced. another thing, a lot of these victims' families say police did not take the missing person report seriously. why? why is that?
again, saying, oh, she just left. she's off with a boyfriend. no, she's dead. and there are going to be other victims and it could have been stopped. >> and so far we know that grate has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of kidnapping, of course, there is that third body he led police to so you certainly expect more charges in this case. >> yes, i do and also another m.o. of his, he burns the structure down after. so police need to be looking at abandoned structures that he could be using and arsons, all in those areas. there are going to be other bodies. >> unfortunately, the story looks like it is far from over. nancy grace, thank you so much for your time this morning. >> thank you. and tonight on "20/20" you can see the very latest on the investigation into that shocking murder of a florida state university professor that is at 10:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. coming up here on our big board, o.j. simpson's life
time now for the big board. our team of insiders standing by live to weigh in on today's top stories here with darren rovell. we start out with a report about o.j. simpson's life behind bars. the "l.a. times" is revealing what it's like inside lovelock correctional center. let's talk to areva martin about that. they have been able to dig up some real detail here. >> yeah, george, what we're learning about o.j. simpson's time in prison is that in some ways it's pretty mundane. he gets up in the morning, he has breakfast and he's off to a job. he works in the prison's gymnasium where he's wiping gym equipment. he's sweeping and mopping and
after his job, he's back in his cell spending lots of time from what we're learning reading and trying to get ready for his parole hearing. but you have to juxtapose that mundane existence with his celebrity status. apparently he is still getting lots of fan mail and he's serving as a commissioner over a prison baseball league so you have this guy who's doing some pretty mundane things but leveraging that celebrity status. >> commissioner of the baseball league. that's not mundane. >> you talked about that parole hearing. any idea of when he could be walking the streets again and what he'll face in the general public? >> so, what we know, amy, in october of next year he goes before the parole board again, we're learning that he has a pretty good prison record. he's stayed away from conflicts and he will be able to present that to the parole board. however, if he is successful, he has a huge financial issue that he will face once he's released and that's that $33 million
civil judgment that was obtained by the goldman family in their civil lawsuit against him. we know that the goldmans are really intent on collecting on that judgment. so once out of prison, still financial burdens and reintegrating himself into the community. >> all right, areva, thanks so much. now to america's famous crime family, the gottis back in the spotlight. federal agents raiding the long island mansion of victoria gotti, daughter of john gotti. form former nypd detective nick casale joins us. is the raid connected to what? >> the irs agents are looking, my sources tell me, for business records and evidence that will support their case. and they're getting this from good sources on the inside. carmine did nine years in prison, victoria's former husband and john gotti's son-in-law.
what's happened is that his former auto body shop in queens was raided along with victoria's house in long island. but he did nine years in prison in cleveland. he went out there -- the only place that would take him and now running some operations there. and they're accusing him also of pouring sand into body parts of cars to sell to the junk yards. >> john gotti had some juice but is the gotti family now still a force in the new york mob? >> no, not at all, george and it really -- look, they came into power on the gun when john gotti took out pauly castellano but among law enforcement, they always knew that they weren't royalty to the mob. in fact, they used to call them the howard beach hillbillies. just picture if veto corleone ever sat down at the table and says, look, i want my people to sell prescription medicine at a
discount and pour sand into auto parts that we're going to sell to the junk yard. i mean, this is far from racketeering. it's two-bit gangstering. even when it comes to junior, he wasted all that shoe leather trying to sell his father's story and john travolta will be playing john gotti and, you know what, insiders tell me that they made john travolta an offer he couldn't refuse as far as financial terms go. we move on to twitter's move that could change the way we watch sports. overnight they debuted their nfl live stream that featured the jets taking on the bills. thursday night games and let's talk to espn's darren rovell about this. we know that twitter has been struggling in some ways. will the nfl save it. >> well, listen, people were so surprised, i think, by the quality of the stream. that it looked like tv, there was only a 15 to -- >> real easy --
>> easy to get to. you didn't have to awe meant indicate which is type in your cable provider. and this is much needed at least for twitter in terms of positivity because they're being compared to facebook and snapchat. do they have enough monthly active users. wall street has been killing them. this establishes them more as a media company than being social and, you know, this is good for them. one thing they paid $10 million for this for ten games. the real market value for this is around 150 million so they got a real deal here. if this turns out to be great, kind of a devil's thing here because they're now going to probably be paying real market value. >> several networks obviously air nfl games including espn and "forbes" called this is the biggest change agent to sports viewing. how do you think this will impact how we watch sports? >> i think it's going -- listen, i work for espn. there's watch espn, there's hours and hours of digital live viewing. i think the key here is what i just talked about, that word awe
meant indication when people type in their cable subscriber. >> so annoying. >> it's one step. it's one step. >> my cable password. >> i give up. i don't even know it. >> do you know yours. >> nope. >> i'm calling my husband, do you know our password if that one step. is this all going to kind of give pressure to those who put out digital but make you type in that password which you think might take hours to figure out. >> or days or never because i can't find it. before you go let's go back to john gotti, nick. you were talking about john travolta playing john gotti but i want to know all the movies and television shows who is your favorite boss on television? >> oh, it has to be -- i mean anybody who could write a line that says, leave the gun, take the cannoli, "godfather 1." >> areva? >> "godfather 1." michael corleoneny for sure. >> i like "donnie brasco"? that's a good one. >> an actual don. i like "donnie brasco."
i couldn't be just -- >> al pacino in "godfather 3." >> pacino either way. >> darren, nick and areva, coming up, college dorm drama. the e-mail room between roommates that haven't even met yet. ah, my poor mouth breather. allergies? stuffy nose? can't sleep? enough. take that. a breathe right nasal strip of course. imagine just put one on and pow! it instantly opens your nose up to 38% more than allergy medicine alone. so you can breathe, and sleep. better than a catnap. shut your mouth and say goodnight, mouthbreathers. breathe right.
♪ bad girl this song is great. back with that dorm room drama at ucla and roommates fighting before they meet. nick watt has the story. >> reporter: good morning, amy. a roomplace ruckus, a freshman who we'll call x e-mailed her roommates. they didn't reply. x went nuclear. now all over social media. >> school is starting at ucla and they're buzzing about the most demanding freshman in history? i'm at ucla and want to get students to read parts of these e-mails. >> i want the desk that's near the window, plain and simple.
>> reporter: and she wants a white closet. >> just know that i'm taking one. >> reporter: oh, and totally the top bunk. >> i won't be in the mood for any arguing or the nonsense. >> if need be i'll turn it into a bigger situation so don't try me. >> reporter: here's the kicker. >> sorry, but not sorry for the attitude this. is great. >> reporter: how is this going to pan out? "animal house." "single white female." >> where the hell have you been? >> making me feel like i'm 16 years old. >> reporter: the girls' reply to roommate x saying we appreciate that you are letting us know your preferences, but girl we haven't even met yet and i'm not here to fight with you but i'm not going to allow anyone to talk to me or winnie like that. did x respond? oh, yes, indeedy. >> you throwing it right back along with other snarky unnecessary comments. >> is just fighting fire with fire. >> i don't mind starting over. eye not that much of a people perpendicular. i'm also really chill too. i am like a ticking time bomb.
>> that's kind of scary. >> reporter: two roommates moved in yesterday, ticking time bomb not there yet. campus officials say they've spoken to everyone. it'll be cool and braiding each other's hairs and making friendship bracelets. >> ticking time bomb. >> i wouldn't let my daughter move into that dorm room. that's crazy. good luck to them. coming up, michael jackson's daughter paris with a passionate plea to online bullies to beg them to stop. how she's taking a page from her father's book. coming up, "gma's" hot mess express brought to you by delta faucet. to those who don't run from mud...but through it. who know it wasn't a day at the beach... unless someone got buried. to the fullbacks... gearheads... and those with green thumbs. to the sticky... the stinky... even those who get a little icky.
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>> good morning, everyone, i'm matt o'donnell, 7:56 friday, september 16. a balanced accident coming in right now. let's go to karen rogers. >> reporter: you can see the wreckage involved with these vehicles debris all over. this accident happened at 5:30 a.m. this is flourtown road shut down between joshua and thom. two vehicles right here you can see badly damaged. someone was trapped in the vehicle for a while. chopper 6 hd live over the scene. accident investigation still going on. they have to clean up the debris that happened hours ago. as you go to the maps stick to germantown pike instead of flourtown road in white marsh township with all lanes blocked. 309 southbound approaching susquehanna road.
more police are trying to get to the scene blocking all lanes on 309. they have to get over to the side and get around the accident. it's creating a backup. >> this is more like hay riding weather or trick or treating weather right, david murphy. it's cooler, that's for sure. 63 degrees in philadelphia. allentown is out of the 40s, but still the low 50s there. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast shows a high this afternoon of 80. similar to yesterday, lots of sun low humidity and not much wind. tomorrow, not a bad day, sun and clouds, 83. it might feel humid, warm and humid on sunday, mostly cloudy skies and at times a spotty shower, high of 86. monday a damp start can't be ruled out, but we dry out quickly in the afternoon looks good on monday. >> an armed robber held up a pastor's family near their church in northeast philadelphia late last night. the pastor's wife who has a license to carry pulled out the
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. candidate trump in those birther claims. his son don jr. defends his father right here on "gma." >> this is coming from him and i was involved in those conversations. clinton back on the trail just as the polls show the race is even tighter. the first debate just ten days from now. paris' desperate plea. michael jackson's daughter posting emotional videos begging online bullies to stop coming after her. how she's take a page from her dad. >> 25 years since "beauty and the beast." the minds behind "frozen" reveal what they love most about the movie. this friday morning let's hear you all say -- >> all: good morning, america. ♪ and good morning, america. happy friday crowd out there in
times square with lara. >> we are gearing up for the emmys, a lot to be excited about. host jimmy kimmel in the spotlight. one of the most famous roles on television as marcia clark. jon snow. >> yep. >> and this is mr. robot's elliott anderson and, lara, you'll be there. >> hopefully looking a little better than that. i need your help in the dressing room today, three options, no clue. you know i do this every year. i'm the most indecisive dress picker ever in i'm happy to help. >> coverage coming up sunday at 7:00 p.m. please watch. it'll be great. this morning hot mess express is back. >> yes, another hot mess express. this one is really transformative and for a really terrific couple that's very deserving. we'll show you how to get your bathroom back this shape. that is the before. you won't believe the after. >> i was so excited to hear george's hot mess express. >> i did see that written there. what the heck. >> it is the name of my series. i appreciate you going for it. >> let's go to paula faris with
the rundown. >> good morning, y'all and everyone. the big story this morning, donald trump's campaign is finally acknowledging that president obama was, indeed, born in the united states. they sent out a press release yesterday but so far we're not hearing those words from trump himself prompting a very sharp attack from hillary clinton and abc's tom llamas is on the campaign trail with more. tom. >> reporter: paula, good morning again. a stunning development in this election, donald trump who for years questioned where president obama was born insisting he may not have been born in hawaii. this campaign now saying that donald trump has changed his mind, that he, indeed, does believe that president obama was born in the u.s. this. is a sharp and stunning reversal for donald trump who was one of the biggest and loudest voices in the birther movement. earlier this morning george asked his son don jr. about it. >> he can end it by simply saying, yes, the president was born in the united states, i was wrong to question it. >> i believe that's what he did last night. >> but that's not what he did. >> well, we're going to have to disagree but it's coming from him and, again, i know that
because i was part of the conversation. >> reporter: now, we are still waiting for donald trump to say that himself. in the past he said don't believe anything unless he says it so we're still waiting for him to say that. paula. >> certainly are, tom, thank you. a major recall this morning, fiat chrysler is recalling nearly 2 million vehicles because of a flinch that could prevent the air bags from deploying. three deaths have been linked to this particular issue. the recall affects certain chrysler, dodge and jeep models from 2010 through 2014. our website has full details. gas prices could be spiking soon for millions of drivers along the east coast. it's because a pipeline that carries fuel from the gulf coast to new jersey has been shut down after a leak. now, prices could spike by 15 cents in the next week alone. we do have new details about the samsung phone linked to dozens of fires. the federal government is now issuing a recall of nearly 1 million galaxy note 7 phones. new models will be in stores by next wednesday but this morning
already word of delays overseas. and a big deal for actress jessica alba. the company she co-founded which sells green and organic products is reportedly in talks to be sold to unilever for $1 billion, that is honestly a lot of money. a sign of the times in the food industry. the company that makes instant ramen noodles, a longtime staple in dorm room, well, they're changing their recipe, reducing sodium and replacing the artificial flavors to join the healthy food trend. finally for you on this friday, adding the midas touch is something we use mostly every day. this golden throne is going on display at new york's guggenheim museum. this is a public toilet cast in 18 karat gold. it is fully functional, everyone. it is available for your use available for visitors. the artist named it america to symbolize the american dream of
opportunity for all but, yes, you heard that right. you can go to the museum. >> no. >> its own display, fully functional in privacy. how about that. >> is it wrong that i kind of want to use it? >> yes. >> yeah. >> all right. fine. >> you're not a hot mess for wanting to use that. >> our theme this morning. >> hot mess. i'll continue. >> i don't want to think about it. >> golan opportunities, very nice. you know what, on that note we' we're leaving golden alone. on to "pop news." poor george. are you okay? it's going to be okay, pal. all right, we'll start with an exclusive first look at the star-studded music video leading up to the 50th annual cma awards. i can't believe, 50 years old. >> i know. >> do we not love this song? it's called "forever country" and take a look. ♪ younger than the mountains flowing like a breeze country roads ♪ ♪ take me home
♪ to the place i belong ♪ >> so funny. guys, we totally missed the boat. in fact we were not but blake shelton, jason aldean, tim mcgraw, reba, carrie underwood. featuring "take me home," "on the road again" and "i will always love you" and showcases music from john denver, willie nelson and the one and only dolly parton, all of them, entertainers of the year. for full behind-the-scenes video of this and a list of all 30 country stars involved we want you to check out goodmorningamerica.com and thank you for that exclusive. >> some of my favorite all-time favorites. >> hard to beat. forget the whole hot mess feel now, everybody is uplived. in a better place. strong on this one, george. this is interesting news. a superstar reportedly taking a super break. adele says she is quitting
touring for the next ten years so that she can focus on raising her 3-year-old, angelo. the break said to start after she wraps up her current global tour in november. the sources close to her say her son is her number one priority and doesn't want to miss a single moment of angelo growing up. it doesn't mean adele won't make new music or you can't see her. she's reportedly considering a lucrative multiyear deal as a las vegas residency. not as but she would have a las vegas residency and keep the family together in one place and keep us all happy to hear her sick. all steps from a feeling she told "vogue" earlier and motherhood has given her a purpose that was previously absent from her life. >> that's great. >> fantastic. if you have the opportunity and the means to do that, i think it's terrific. and then finally in "pop news" this morning, a half century after they shot to super stardom, last night two of the beatles back together. it was happy days for ron howard
who directed a new documentary on the boys from liverpool. at the premiere in new york city rock royalty came out to watch the film called "the beatles: eight days a week, the touring years" and had the backing of yoko ono and olivia harrison. also streaming on hulu starting saturday which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the band's final concert. and they said in an ainterview they decided they knew it was time to end it. it was candlestick park because they were singing and couldn't hear themselves singing. they knew it was time to stop. that's "pop news," everybody. >> great musical theme. >> i did have a theme. i didn't even know it. coming up, michael jackson's daughter, she's making an emotional plea to end cyberbullying. the leading lady of "grey's anatomy," ellen pompeo, opening up about hollywood and aging. ♪ if you're hurting if you're hurting ♪ "gma's morning menu" is
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welcome back to "gma." that is paris jackson, the 18-year-old daughter of the king of pop, michael jackson making headlines this morning with an emotional message about cyberbullying sending a plea to her millions of followers on social media. >> i'm just tired of it and just really, really tired. >> reporter: it's paris jackson broken down raw and emotional. >> i don't understand how there can be so much hatred in the world right now. >> reporter: speaking out against cyberbullying.
>> i don't get why i'm such an easy target. i try to be nice to everybody that i meet. so i'm sorry if there's something that i'm doing that you guys don't like. maybe i'm too public. i don't know. >> reporter: while unclear what ignited this tearful plea, the message is clear. >> i mean we're human beings, man. we got hearts and brains and feelings. it's exhausting. >> reporter: the 18-year-old daughter of the late king of pop. ♪ leave me alone >> reporter: taking a page from her dad asking the haters to leave her alone. >> i've tried a lot of thing, ignoring it, but it's hard. it is when there's so much of it. >> reporter: one of the most takeaways to are paris jackson and all of us is that you cannot magically solve these problems. there are horrible people out there who for whatever reason think it's funny to go after
people who are famous. >> reporter: rosalind weissman says the most important takeaway is taking control. >> what i think she's done is really try her best to be able to manage the situation as best as she can and so, yeah, it's not going to be perfect. but at the same time, at the end of the day you've got to be proud of how you handled it and i think that's what she can be. >> reporter: jackson since deleted the instagram videos posting this photo looks like i'm the villain now. didn't know defending myself was a crime. let a bring in former editor of "people" magazine larry hackett. it is painful to watch those and i think a lot of us have felt similarly when we read things online. she is the daughter of one of the most famous entertainers in history. is it ream for her to be able to expect to keep her privacy? >> it's not. and we look upon her as being the daughter of one of the most fame us people in history. she looks like an 18-year-old trying to make friends, i'm not sure that reasonableness enters into the conversation. i think when someone is that
age, it's like giving children almost nuclear weapons, these things are so powerful. when you're as famous as her, following of 800,000 people it's mind boggling. she doesn't think of that but the people she knows and the things she reads so that notion of what's reasonable to you and i is not the same to her. >> it makes sense. we know she did take a two-year break from social media because of similar events and a lot of people saying why doesn't she get off social media and delete all her accounts if it's that upseting. >> when you and i were teenagers, if your parents said get off the phone, would you be upset. >> they took it out of my room? that's the what i it is. the idea to say don't do this is not part of what they do. even a temporary thing. it's part of a function of how they communicate with one another. so that to me is not a reasonable thing to do. >> you followed the jackson family for years now. who does paris have in her life to help her through these difficult times? she looks incredibly distressed.
we know she's had problems before. >> remember, this is a young woman when she went out in public had a veil across her face. upbringing is unusual. her grandmother katherine is her guardian but she's 86 years old so she's trying to find her way as lots of 18-year-olds do and doing it in this unbelievably blinding glare of what's going on so i think in many ways she's trying to find her own way. maybe her friends on social media can help her out. >> there's other celebrities who has gone through it. >> demi lovato, justin bieber. it's brutal. leslie jones in "ghostbusters" and "saturday night live." i a terrible thing. look at the majority of your followers. most do not go online to abuse people. there's always that fringe and they get overweighted. the people who are your friends and care about you and want to follow you and try to block out the other ones. >> it is one of the prices of fame. larry hackett, thanks so much. coming up next, "grey's
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from "grey's time for local weather. >> reporter: thank you to the both of you, storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you we are dry, taking a look outside we're sunny, as well. cool and comfortable this morning, 50s in some areas. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 80 is the high, mostly sunny, pleasant, tomorrow, 83. a little more humid, but not too bad. 86 on sunday, warm and humid there, spotty showers around. monday we start out damp and end up dry. erce doctor on the show she's also fiercely honest about growing older in the spotlight. she spoke to abc's juju chang in
this exclusive interview. >> look, this is the emergency room. >> reporter: for 12 years ellen pompeo's embodied the heart and soul of "grey's anatomy." but for many hollywood starlets growing older in the spotlight isn't easy. >> you don't want to cover up every flaw or every wrinkle that comes your way. >> well, i think as an actor flaws are a necessity. nobody is perfect. and i'm not and i'm okay with that. >> there's something glorious about aging too. >> the wisdom that you get. really all you have in your youth is your looks. >> so when the looks fade what are you left with. >> hopefully a fantastic character and integrity and a soul and compassion. >> reporter: as one of the highest paid tv actresses pompeo says early on she decided to stay at "grey's" as a conscious choice in part because there are so few opportunities for mature women in hollywood. >> i have to go out into the landscape and try to get jobs, and deal with, you know, am i
good enough, am i pretty enough. am i smart enough. >> am i young enough. >> am i young enough. your ego would drive you to say this isn't cool and i need to go be a movie star or something else but your ego is really your biggest enemy. >> reporter: like her car meredith grey pompeo's life has evolved, falling in love and becoming a mom. but tv is not reality. >> a lot of scenes we don't see my kids. i'm sitting around on the couch drinking all the time. things that i will never do with children. >> maybe the kids are in bed. >> sure, you get bombed any. way because you don't have to wake up at 6:00 in the morning. >> how does your parenting differ from meredith's parenting? >> oh, i don't think mere dpit is really a parent. >> one of the early experiences for you obviously was losing your mom. >> yes. >> at a very young age. and how does it inform your parenting? >> you know, i'm a little overprotective and a little overbearing. tell my daughter how amazing she
is a little too much. >> reporter: one thing that stayed constant. viewers' obsession with meredith grey's epic love life with mcdreamy. >> so pick me. choose me. love me. >> reporter: but pompeo says it's her favorite scene partner she misses most. >> i'm your person. >> reporter: sandra oh was a massive part of this show and i was devastated to lose her. i didn't think the show would survive after losing her and it did. >> have you cried yet. >> hello. >> and i this i that people tune in to see what is meredith going to do without her person. so i think that as hard as change is, i think it's necessary. >> reporter: for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, los angeles. >> and the new season of "grey's anatomy" premieres next thursday 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc. i need george. i need amy. i need paula. i need ginger. we have a great crowd out here. so much coming up on "gma" including a celebration of
>> hey everyone, i'm matt o'donnell, 8:27 friday, september 16. let's turn to karen rogers for the latest in traffic. >> reporter: matt, this accident in why the marsh township happened three hours ago. chopper 6 hd was overhead showing the damage to the two vehicles. dweh -- debris is all over the road. stick to germantown pike. we have video coming into us right now. this other accident involving a bicycle. this is creating big problems in upper moreland township. here they are saying they will shut down that part of the road until noon today. an accident investigation happening moreland road at center road and fitzwater town
road. stick to easton road. look at the delay on 309 an accident southbound approaching susquehanna road as you look live. the soldier gets by with police and emergency on the road. you see the backup, a bunch of accidents, matt. >> let's go outside to david murphy with the cool off. >> reporter: we're cooler than yesterday, 60 degrees in philadelphia the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, sunny today and getting up to 80. 83 saturday, more humid, but not a bad day. sunday, clouds and sunny breaks warm and humid, high of 86. there will be showers around during the day, not a complete washout. could be damp on monday. >> u.s. regulators are saying take your samsung galaxy note 7
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friday morning. welcome to all of you. ready for the weekend. >> oh, yes. >> come on. [ cheers and applause ] >> well, what i'm bringing to the table i wish wring? >> yeah? >> i lost a wedding ring on a day my wife was out of town. i was absolutely panicked. >> i was working that day. you were very nervous. >> i was very, very nervous. all very innocent explanation but i should have had the ring finder that that day. brand-new company, a group of metal detectors that are going to help people when they lose their rings. they've got a whole network all
across the country. about 291 specialists in 429 cities. if you lose it they'll go out and try to recover -- >> not just wedding rings. >> any piece of jewelry. >> i love that. have you lost something before. >> oh, gosh, yes. >> i was borrowing jewelry, sometimes we do that. >> expensive jewelry. >> yes, and i was in carnegie hall and by the time i got to my seat i was like, oh, the bracelet is gone. >> one of those loners, oh, my gosh. it's insured. >> a good samaritan turned it in to carnegie hall and i got it back. i felt like -- i know, thank you. [ applause ] >> what happens with this if you don't know where you lost your ring or you don't know where you lost -- >> i mean that's the thing, you have to give them some area. >> i'm not going to be able to help. >> they've had success. >> i'm wondering if you get -- if you borrow a piece of jewelry, are you responsible for paying for the insured like -- >> i assume so.
i was thinking i was going to have to take out my checkbook. i was like, oh, my god. >> i think whenever they lent someone on the red carpet -- >> i don't want to find out. i don't want to find out. >> ignorance is bliss. >> the solution get your ring sized too small so you can never take it off. >> never take it off. >> ali actually told me to tell you that. >> she's in the control room right now. all right, so that's called ring finders. available all over the country. a great idea and not just for rings. the topic i'm bringing is about making lunch for your kids. gotten kind of out of control. when i make lunch for the kids it's in a brown bag and pretty simple and they seem really happy with it. >> not allowed to bring lunch to school. >> because of the peanut allergies. >> my kids make their own lumps. >> i'm working on that. [ applause ] >> out of necessity. i'm here in the morning so they are forced to be -- >> i either do it before or the fight before when i i have to. most times it's for field trips.
this is a big trend happening. these really fancy lunch boxes. do you -- does anybody have -- you do have one of those. look at that. it literally looked like bobby flay packed that. it's incredible. there's this really funny article about this right now. people are incensed on social media. this was in "the washington post" and there's one mom who says, i vowed i would never cut the crust off a sandwich and find myself making tortilla pin rolls and it's because goes back to pressure on social media. you see pictures on facebook of other moms and she feels this pressure and her kids say, well, you know, where is my tortilla pin roll? >> why do moms give in to the pressure. >> i agree. >> i heard a story and sent my us a text. can you pack the lunches because i forgot to i sent to my husband. i did buy those compartmental e compartmentalized lunches and
they didn't like them and i brought brown paper bags and put a smiley face on them. >> you have to wash them. so much work. >> you know what's not so much work, lunchables. [ applause ] >> i like that. lara. >> all right. >> or, again, your kids are actually capable of doing more than you think. >> yes. >> they can make their own lunches. >> i love how you parent. >> you can come over to our house. >> seriously. who remembers when evel knievel tried to jump over the snake river canyon in a rocket in 1974. >> i'm the only one. >> me too. >> what were you, 3. >> yes. >> okay. he didn't quite make it if you don't remember. that jump though went down in history and now this weekend hollywood stuntman eddie braun will try to finish what evel knievel started and he before he does it, he is joining us live. >> wow. >> all right. [ applause ] eddie, this is a very dangerous stunt. i have to ask why are you doing
it? >> why am i doing it? well, first of all, good morning, thanks for having me. i'm doing -- i met evel knievel as a small child and he inspired me so up much when i met him. this was a man in a cape. come on. i wanted to be like him and after 30 years of being a professional stuntman, what better way to finish out my career than to pay homage to the man that inspired me? >> so you're doing this for your hero but i got to ask because a lot of people are saying you're crazy. you're going to be propelled from a rocket 400 miles per hour. you have to go 2,000 feet but you have four kids. is it worth the risk? >> yeah, the statement that i make, i don't care if people think i'm crazy or not. i'm not. all i care about is what my four children think and i'm doing something and the way that i'm doing it will stand the test of
time and my children will be happy and proud and what better life lesson than to show your kids through actions that you try and do things that are nearly impossible. >> okay. [ applause ] >> how do you practice for something like this? >> well, you don't really get a chance to practice too much. but i do have 30 plus years of a career i'm very proud of as a professional stuntman. >> eminem will help you before this with some pump-up music, "lose yourself". >> absolutely. absolutely. there's songs i have been listening to even to the drive here today that just motivate me. one of the songs is eminem's "lose yourself" which is just everything and the next one is -- [ applause ] >> alice cooper's "hello hooray." listen n ten to both.
incredibly inspiring to me. >> he'll keep trying and trying until he makes it. life goal. best of luck to you. >> good luck. >> good luck, eddie. >> thank you so much, everybody. thank you. [ applause ] thank you and take care. >> all right. he's a professional. head ove let's get a check closer to home. >> reporter: all right, ginger, we have nothing showing on storm tracker 6 live double scan, we may be tracking rain on sunday. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, sunny today, low humidity, 80 is the high, a gorgeous day, tomorrow warmer, muggier with showers on sunday.
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25th anniversary of "beauty and the beast," the first animated feature to get nominated for a best picture oscar and all of us have seen it again and again and to celebrate ginger sat down with the writers of "frozen" and "hamilton" to hear their tributes. ♪ bonjour bonior bonjour >> reporter: it's a tale as old as time which turned out to be timeless.
♪ the same old bread and rolls to sell ♪ >> reporter: "beauty and the beast" released 25 years ago and to celebrate, disney brought together their all-stars. robert lopez, chris ten anderson-lopez. steven schwartz and lin-manuel miranda all gathered around the piano with alan menken. legendary composer. >> i think of the five of you as the mt. rushmore of broad way. between "you should be here" have grammys, tonys, oscars, pull listers. how are you ininspired? >> i had a song called "let it go" and they wrote another song called "let it go" and i was like, i have to let that go. ♪ tale as old as time." >> reporter: it felt like "beauty and the beast" is a pastor class in musical theater. >> it's the plutonic ideal of a disney musical to be sure. it's the most successful example
of the way a score is supposed to work. >> the thing that "beauty and the beast" did was to take the techniques and the craft that was being done in the best broadway musicals and translate them to this new medium of the animated feature. ♪ ever just the same >> reporter: it was an animated movie that looked totally different. at the time it was the first computer generated animated feature, right? >> well, this one scene in the ballroom when they're dancing to "beauty and the beast" and the camera shoots down through the chandelier and we thought, oh, that's in "frozen." >> reporter: and it sounded different too. alan menken along with the late lyricist howard ashman reimaged animated movies as musical theater. was there a moment during the creative process where you looked at what you were doing and thought, this is really special? >> howard and i were writing "belle". ♪ that girl is strange but
special ♪ >> it was developing into this six-minute opening number and howard said, we can't do this. who asks for a six-minute opening number? who asks for this big musical theater thing. we finally sent it and the reaction was, oh, my god. ♪ be our guest ♪ be our guest. >> reporter: is it difficult when writing a song to write songs for clocks and candlesticks. >> no, they're people. it's our job to lose ourself and write through those characters and the story. >> reporter: with all of the classic songs in the film, we were surprised that this group could agree on a favorite. >> the most impressive thing in the movie was the gong gasp ton. >> one of the great villain songs of all time. >> the submercer ink quality of that character ace fresh idea. >> as i child you learn the word expectorating because he's
especially good it. ♪ i'm especially good at expectorating ♪ ♪ for gaston >> what do you think is the legacy of "beauty and the beast" 25 years later? >> it's about love. it really is so fully about love and acceptance. ♪ beauty and the beast >> reporter: for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, new york. [ applause ] >> talking about a master cast. i didn't realize it. >> it's still the songs take you right back. they're so beautiful. i want to watch it all over again. >> like a broadway show and they really used all those principles right outside our windows and the greatest broadway shows and expected kids could rise to the occasion. >> they did. >> will we have a sing-a-long with everyone? >> you can say no. that's all right. >> what's amazing about it, all of us know the lyrics to at
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>> a hood ornament from a cadillac but to me she's a towel holder. it's demo day. first tip save lots of money by repainting the rusty mirror flame rather than replacing it. tip two, added simple lighting under the count story to make the room pop. ooh. and tip three, rescue, recycle, reinvent. those sexy johnsons were purposed. >> she's diving into the waterfall tub is there that hood ornament now as a new life. >> ready, let's dive in. final touches and this former hot mess is now magnificent. you guys ready. >> i'm so excite sfwld come on up. welcome to your new bathroom. >> oh, my gosh. >> wow. >> the bathroom totally transformed anticipate the tub a work of art. >> oh, how cool. >> that's a waterfall just like i wanted. oh, my goodness. this is crazy. >> wow. >> delta's h20 kinetic shower head uses less water which means saving more money. >> as soon as everybody is out
of here i'm getting in the shower so everyone needs to get lost. >> this was a pleasure to turn their hot mess into a total success. on to the next adventure. what do you think? [ applause ] success? big thank you to alex guerrero. you might recognize him on "flea market flip" with me. one of my master craftsmen and you did a terrific job. the before and after and used an expensive tile but in a limited way. a great tip for our audience. >> a little bit of expensive tile to create a focal point. add a little symmetry to set it off. >> you can use subway tile on the other -- you get that richer feel. another trick you guys did was that lighting underneath the vanity and you could do that super inexpensive at a hardware store. you don't need an electrical license for that. >> all you need is puck lights. they come -- they're battery operated. >> battery operated, motion detect and put them on with velcro tap and easy passive
lying. >> don't use your overheadlight but the overlighting and look more glamorous. >> that's light. >> i want to show a chair. we were going to throw it away. i decided to up holt ter the back as well. it took one yard and i paid $10 for the pab brick and did use a professional up holtsterer because of the back but it's like wrapping a present. not a big deal. pain thing we want to say look around and use what you can. they rephrased the cabinets. alex, you saw him using the frame of the mirrors and spray painted them. they were gross. we just reinvented them. really simple tricks and really quickly, we don't do the demo but show you industrial mud. we do it on "flea market flip." we bought piping. >> go to any hardware store and ask them to thread you a piece of pipe, 18 inch, 20 inches and
fit these together. >> basically if you can screw a lightbulb in you can do this project. thank you, alex. hot mess express, a success. we'll be back. >> thank you. >> thank you. [ applause ] "gma's" hot mess express is "gma's" hot mess express is brought to you (f♪ot steps) (crickets chirping) ♪ (jet engine) ♪ (heart beat) ♪ (water splashing) (rain drops) (engine revving) (tires on wet road) ♪
roj, yeah, matt, that's right, still causing extended closures because of that. chopper 6 hd was overhead in white marsh township. flourtown road you can see the wreckage of the two vehicles. looks like they hit head on. flourtown road is shut down. stick is to germantown pike as the alternate. you meaner more land township accident causing problems, as well, matt. >> let's turn to david murphy for the fall-like accuweather forecast. >> reporter: cool and comfortable this morning starting to inch up a little bit, in allentown, 59 degrees. philadelphia, 68 of course the exclusive accuweather forecast, it is going to feel like summer this afternoon, we're going up
to 80 for the high, sunny, pleasant low humidity. tomorrow, sun, clouds, 83 degrees, maybe a little more humid, not balanced -- bad on saturday. sunday, warm and stickier, 86 is the high. monday, we dry out. >> lawmakers consider installing speed detecters on the boulevard. a philadelphia pastor turned the tables on a suspect, here about that on "action news" at noon. "live with kelly" is next. have a great weekend. i'm matt o'donnell.
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