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good morning to you ♪ good morning, america. ♪ good morning, good morning >> she was america's sweetheart, debbie reynolds, passing away just one day after losing her daughter carrie fisher. she dazzled the world in the golden age of hollywood from "singin' in the rain" to "the unsinkable molly brown." >> i'm unsinkable. >> hollywood in shock after the loss of mother and daughter and a new interview overnight with her son. a hacking payback. russia facing imminent retaliation for those cyberattacks that plagued hillary clinton and the dnc and helped donald trump. the obama administration set to announce new punishments for russia, why intelligence officials are so sure the kremlin, in fact, meddled in the american presidential election. midair meltdown.
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chaos erupting overnight on a delta flight. >> we do have the authorities called. >> reporter: the unruling passengers caught on camera punching others on board forcing the plane to turn around. police rushing in to diffuse the incident if for what? >> what sparked the emergency landing? bombshell lawsuit. the brother of jonbenet ramsey suing over this documentary demanding $750 million. he claims the tv network falsely accused him of killing his own sister 20 years after the murder. good morning, the world reacting to the stunning death of debbie reynolds, the star first captured the world's imagination in "singin' in the rain," tap dancing with gene kelly. she was only 19 when she filmed this. >> when i think of her this is
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what i think of. she said the two toughest things she had to do, giving birth and doing this movie because she had no dance experience. she was 19 and dancing next to a legend. >> she pulled it off. >> she certainly did. part of our soundtrack, personal soundtrack. "singin' in the rain," passing away one day after losing her daughter carrie fisher. their relationship, yes, it was rocky at times throughout the years but their connection undeniable, unbreakable at the end. carrie said she always wanted to be like her mom. >> you can see the intensity in that shot, fans paying tribute overnight at debbie reynolds' star on the hollywood walk of fame and more than 1 million tweets mentioning america's sweetheart overnight. >> debbie reynolds apparently suffered a stroke at the home of her son todd while making funeral arrangements for carrie. matt gutman begins our coverage from hollywood. matt, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, good morning, paula. it was a devastating one-two punch, barely a day after her
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daughter died a grieving debbie reynolds collapsed at her home. it was a massive stroke and rushed to the hospital but doctors told the family there was nothing they could do. while no official cause of death yet, her son is telling us it is fair to say she died of heartbreak. this morning, hollywood is reeling. >> may the force be with you. >> reporter: barely 24 hours after "star wars" icon carrie fisher died. >> i knew i'd sign you. >> reporter: her mother and america's sweetheart, debbie reynolds followed. passing away wednesday at the age of 84. todd fisher by her side telling abc news overnight about his mother's final moments. >> she was very peaceful and quiet and it happened very gently. >> reporter: reynolds had been huddling with family at the beverly hills compound she shared with carrie fisher when just after 1:00 p.m., ambulances rushing her to the hospital seen in this video obtained by tmz. >> ems 14 respond with engine
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108, rescue 78, stroke. >> reporter: fisher telling abc news she suffered a major stroke. >> when we got to the hospital, they quickly told us that this was not something that could be dealt with and, you know, it was not going to be very long and it wasn't. >> reporter: reynolds dying just hours later. >> she loved taking care of my sister more than anything. wait a second. so she gets to do that. that's what she wanted to do. >> reporter: overnight a memorial forming at her star on the hollywood walk of fame. nearby fans holding vigil, lightsabers at the ready beside fisher's own makeshift star of fame. this morning, family and friends paying tribute to both legends. fisher's half-sister jolie fisher writing some of the magic people have left the tribe, for the moment i am inconsolable.
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posting this photo with a caption, godspeed, momma. no word yet from the family about funeral arrangements for either fisher or reynolds but overnight todd telling us that in the hours before his mother died she told him she lamented not getting to say good-bye to carrie. that she was grieving deeply and that she wanted to be with carrie again. he said, barely 30 minutes later she suffered that stroke. she was gone hours after that. dan. >> incredibly sad. matt gutman, thank you. debbie reynolds lived in the spotlight for more than six decades. what a complex life it was. by turns dazzling and frankly disastrous. this morning we look back. ♪ good morning, good morning ♪ we've talked the whole night through ♪ ♪ good morning good morning to you ♪ >> reporter: debbie reynolds danced her way into the popular consciousness at the age of just 19 starring with gene kelly in one of hollywood's most beloved
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musicals "singin' in the rain." ♪ i'm singing >> reporter: her fame cemented in 1964 with her role as boisterous heroine -- >> that ship may be down but not me. i'm unsinkable. >> reporter: "the unsinkable molly brown" for which she scored an oscar nomination. and throughout her life and her career, debbie reynolds proved over and over that she was, in fact, unsinkable. ♪ wish i knew if he knew >> reporter: dazzling with her many talents. >> i'm an actress. >> reporter: and that infectious smile all while navigating a tumultuous personal life. her first husband eddie fisher left her for her then best friend, the bombshell beauty elizabeth taylor in what was the most talked about hollywood scandal of the day. reynolds discussed it here on "gma" in 2013. >> that was an incident that happens in your life that is unhappy time and you grow up a lot. but it's just something that you have to live through.
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>> reporter: her relationship with her daughter carrie fisher who died on tuesday one of her most defining and perhaps most complicated. >> i wanted to do what my mother did. i wanted to be like my mother. i worshipped my mother. >> reporter: it was a roller coaster. carrie fisher documented the highs and lows in her book and movie "postcards from the edge." >> am i too late for the family? >> reporter: for years they were estranged as fisher struggled with substance abuse and mental illness. >> she didn't talk to me for probably ten years so that was a very -- that was the most difficult time of all. very painful. very heartbreaking. >> reporter: but time helped heal the wounds. >> i would say that carrie and i have finally found happiness. >> reporter: mother and daughter closer than ever in their final years even living next door to one another. >> mommy, mommy, i'm home. >> reporter: as seen in the upcoming hbo documentary "bright lights." both of those bright lights now
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dimmed. ♪ good morning >> reporter: although on screen both will shine on for years. for more on this let's bring in jess cagle from "people" magazine and senior medical contributor dr. jen ashton. dr. ashton, let me start with you. there's talk of broken heart syndrome this morning with mom's death coming so soon after her daughter's. is that a valid medical phenomenon. >> it is a real medical condition. i think it is possible figuratively and literally to die of a broken heart. doesn't seem to be the case for debbie reynolds but there's reports of spouses dying hours or days amart from each other. the loss of a child is known to be one of life's greatest stressors, whether that child is 6 or 60. so when you're talking about an elderly person with known pre-existing medical conditions certainly the loss of a child can be a massive emotional and physical event. >> let's bring you in, jess.
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mother and daughter, they were estranged for about a decade but had so many personal tragedies between the two of them. do you think that gave them an unbreakable bond and ultimately brought them back together. >> ultimately it did. i think that carrie fisher went through, you know, as she spoke about so publicly a lot of addiction issues and so i think probably through a lot of therapy she learned to be grateful for this woman who had shaped her life and made this life possible for her and given her this extraordinary life and she learned to let go of the resentments because, you know, debbie reynolds was -- she was great on stage and she was great on screen. at home things were much more difficult for her. life was hard sometimes. >> yeah, life was certainly hard but had that breakout role at 19 in "singin' in the rain" next to gene kelly but her career spanned over 60 years. why do you think she had such
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longevity? >> she was incredibly talented and well liked and great comic actress. underrated. one of the best so while one generation knows her from "singin' in the rain," another knows her from "will & grace" as grace's mom and she was fantastic. if you've ever seen "mother" with albert brooks she should are won an oscar for that film. she was always great. and, frankly, she loved to work and had to work. >> jess cagle, dr. ashton, thank you both. we appreciate it. we'll speak more with dr. ashton in our next hour about carrie fisher and her mom and the deaths coming so close together. also overnight a tweet. take a look from carrie fisher's co-star from "star wars" tweeting individual about what a cruel, cruel year this has been in our culture with so many celebrities lost. >> a cruel year and a cruel week, indeed for everyone. we want to move to that major storm in the northeast. heavy snow and blistering winds
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expected to hammer parts of the great lakes and new england. it is going to be a mess for the rest of the region. rob marciano joining us talking rain and a whole lot of slush. >> yeah, it'll be a nasty day. the southern tip of the storm brought a standstill to interstate 70, 15-car pileup in summit county. had to shut it down for a time and part of the system getting into the northeast. look at these advisories go all the way down into the carolinas with wraparound moisture with this. we time it out by noon and starts as a wet snow across the i-95 corridor and all rain interior sections will see not only snow but wind blown known. it'll be coming down sideways and could see over a foot and heavy wet stuff and power outages because of this and talk about the cold air behind this for new year's eve in just a few minutes. back over to you. >> today the white house is expected to announce how it will respond to allegations of russian hacking during the presidential campaign. what will these new punitive measures be and will the russians retaliate? abc's david kerley is on the story from washington. david, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning.
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sources are telling us the obama administration will be public today in announcing retaliation and providing more details on why it is so sure russia hacked and interfered with the u.s. election. this morning, sources tell abc news russia will soon face punishment for meddling in the u.s. election. the obama administration getting ready to announce economic sanctions as early as today. >> it is now time for russia to understand enough is enough. >> reporter: this public retaliation coming after weeks of debate inside the white house on a response to those cyberattacks leading up to the election. attacks u.s. intelligence agencies say were meant to embarrass democratic party leaders including hillary clinton and help donald trump. the president-elect weighing in on the coming sanctions taking the opposite position. >> i think we ought to get on with our lives. i think the computers have complicated lives very greatly. the whole, you know, age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what's
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going on. we have speed. we have a lot of other things but not the spirit you need. >> reporter: martha raddatz asked president obama about the evidence of russian involvement. >> just to be clear, do you believe vladimir putin himself authorized the hack. >> what i can tell you is that the intelligence that i've seen gives me great confidence in their assessment that the russians carried out this hack. >> reporter: russia's foreign ministry posting a response on its website saying, quote, if washington actually takes new hostile steps, then it will get a response." now, this is not the end of the obama investigation of the hacks themselves. and it is unlikely that this will be the only retaliatory steps that the u.s. takes against russia including the possibility, dan, of covert cyberactions. >> well, in terms of covert operations, who or what would we be going after and how? >> reporter: there is a wide range. if they know exactly who did these hacks they could go after them directly or go after members of the government, could
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go after members of some of the oligarchs. there is a vast possibility. the question is do you want to start a cyberwar, something the obama administration has been very worried about as it's been talking about what action to take against russia. >> a lot of fear this could open up a pandorpandora's box. more fiery rhetoric from donald trump slamming u.s. policy toward israel in a series of angry tweets and accusing president obama of hindering the transition of power and then backtracking. mary bruce at the white house with more and it seems the two have talked. >> reporter: good morning. yep, for weeks they tried to bury the hatchet after the contentious campaign but now donald trump is taking on obama's foreign policy. the president-elect has had harsh words for the president and also some mixed messages. overnight donald trump emerged from his mar-a-lago estate with praise for president obama and the presidential handoff. >> our staffs are getting along very well and i'm getting along we develop with him other than a
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couple of statements. that i responded to and we talked about it. >> reporter: with boxing promoter don king by his side the president-elect said he just had a very good talk with the president. >> i actually thought we covered a lot of territory. >> reporter: but just hours earlier a very different tone. trump slamming obama for getting in the way of the transition. trump tweeting doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory president obama statements and roadblocks. thought it was going to be a smooth transition, not. this is the current and future president face-off over one of america's top allies, israel. trump tweeting we cannot continue to let israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect. the president-elect has been criticizing the obama administration for allowing the u.n. to condemn israel for building settlements, a move that broke with long-standing tradition. secretary of state john kerry is passionately defending the decision saying those settlements put the possibility of peace in jeopardy. >> and we cannot properly defend
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and protect israel if we allow a viable two-state solution to be destroyed before our own eyes. >> reporter: infuriated israeli prime minister netanyahu is firing back. >> i must express my youkerry's remarks speak for themselves. the president-elect says he thinks israel is being treated unfairly and that the u.n. has tremendous potential, but isn't living up to it. dan. >> yes, and trump is promising big change come january 20th. mary, thank you. we turn now to the chaos erupting midair overnight, two unruly passengers fighting and punching others on board forcing an emergency landing. abc's kendis gibson is here with more on what happened on this flight. kendis, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this was absolutely a wild scene. the flight rerouted, punches thrown, police forced to rm to the plane, far from your retoon cross country flight.
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>> hey! >> reporter: a midflight meltdown. forcing a delta flight from minneapolis to los angeles to turn around only an hour after takeoff. >> 2565, we have the authorities called. they should be at the gate when you get there. >> thank you. >> reporter: according to the passenger who took this video and gave it to abc news, it started when a woman seated in coach tried to use the restroom shortly after the delta plane took off. when the flight attendant told her to sit down, she and her partner reportedly began shouting. the captain allegedly came on the intercom twice warning them if they didn't calm down the plane would be heading back to the gate. the couple didn't listen. when the plane touched down back at minneapolis/st. paul the police stormed the aircraft but the couple didn't go quietly. one of them appearing to punch a passenger on their first march to the exit door. the fbi now investigating the incident. so the flight eventually
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continued to l.a. without those unruly passengers, of course. that couple this morning likely facing federal and local charges. dan, paula. >> not who you want to be seated next to on a flight. >> can you imagine how disconcerting that must have been for all the others on the flight not knowing what is going on. >> and annoying they had to get delayed. >> that too. speaking of somebody who is completely not annoying, over to dr. rob marciano, only annoying when you have bad foreca chance of rain or snow shower, after midnight. 39 degrees temperature, seasonal temperatures look for more precip around washington, d.c. hollywood, 47 degrees, might see showers in the grapevine, i-5 might see snowy whether there, happy new year to you. rainy cities brought to you car
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max. >> reporter: we're continue to go see the change from snow to rain pushing up from the south, the rain pushing into doylestown, be careful in rural areas and overpasses. there could freezing, even with the snow isn't falling. there's snow in poconos and allentown. 46 is the high, climbing through the 30s right now. this rain and snow changes over to all rain in allentown around 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., it's over
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for a healing night's sleep. >> good morning i'm tamala edwards, 7:23 a.m., thursday, december 29. let's head over to matt pellman taking a look at the roads, how is it looking matt? >> reporter: we're slip sliding in a a bunch of spots, this is 422 near oaks. the road has been treated. a little bit slick close to the dump, and north and west of that point we've seen a bunch of accidents on the berks county/montgomery county border. one on 100 with slow speeds and route 29. up in the lehigh valley, frozen precipitation 3 miles per hour on 78 an eastbound crash on the side. we have a crash southbound boulevard at tyson.
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new jersey turnpike at gloucester and salem counties emergency construction 11 miles per hour, use 295 southbound instead. >> tam. >> okay, matt, thank you, we'll take a short break and come back to your accuweather.
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>> reporter: the rain is coming down on the terrace. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you in the north and western suburbs and to the east there's a bit of blue, maybe freezing rain. slick spots on rural roads and overpasses and the farther north you go you have rain and sleet. the temperatures are rising across the region. up in the lehigh valley or northern chester county or reading, or trenton, there's still the possibility of slippery spots. today's high, is 46. we'll be all rain later this morning. the rain tapering off after 2:00 p.m. this afternoon in most
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hurry, the final days of the ford year end event end january third. that ship may be down but not me. i'm unsinkable. >> welcome back to "gma" on a thursday morning. that is debbie reynolds in "the unsinkable molly brown," the role that earned her an oscar nomination. she was a hollywood legend and she passed away at the age of 84 just one day after the death of her daughter, carrie fisher. reynolds' son todd fisher telling abc news in her final moments her mom said she wanted to be with carrie. >> they had a complicated relationship but a beautiful relationship. a fierce winter storm is heading east this morning. 14 states under a winter weather alert from north carolina to maine. you're looking at a nasty pileup in colorado. sources telling abc news the obama administration is expected to make a really big announcement today about plans to punish russia for its alleged
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involvement in cyberattacks that may have had an impact on the presidential election. an incredible story, three teens stranded after their boat overturned and starting sinking off the florida keys. they were able to call 911 for help and we'll hear from them about the scary moments they spent waiting to be rescued coming up in just a few minutes. >> a remarkable story, sara. good morning to sara. we don't want to let her presence go unnoted. >> her presence never goes unnoted. >> especially if you sit next to her. much more from sara coming up. we start with the new lawsuit over "the says of jonbenet ramsey." her brother is suing cbs for $750 million. he claims the network falsely implicated him in his sister's murder. abc's clayton sandell is in boulder, colorado, with much more. clayton, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, dan. yeah, police here in boulder never solved jonbenet's murder but now a documentary that claims to know the real killer
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finds itself the new target of a huge lawsuit. this morning jonbenet ramsey's brother burke is suing cbs for defamation over a documentary that he says falsely accuses him of murdering his own sister. burke was 9 when 6-year-old jonbenet was found strangled 20 years ago a story recounted in the four-hour program that aired in september "the case of jonbenet ramsey." it was touted as a complete reinvestigation of the case and accusing burke of being the killer. >> out of anger, he may have struck her with that flashlight. >> i think we all agree on it. >> yes. >> yes. >> absolutely. >> sure. yeah, i agree with that. >> however, i think it's not the intensional murder. >> reporter: firing back burke accuses cbs of production company and several experts who appear in the company of fraud calling it a frictional crime show based on a theory from a self-published book rejected
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from law enforcement. the show was negligent lently published with a reckless disregard for the truth. burke himself spoke out for the first time this fall in an interview with dr. phil. >> some people have speculated that your parents weren't protecting you, they were hiding you. >> for the last 20 years i wanted to grow up like a normal kid. >> reporter: his lawsuit seeks $750 million in damages. >> cbs has taken a young man and they have falsely branded burke as a child killer since age 9 and he will live with the impact of that accusation by cbs for the rest of his natural life. >> reporter: in 1999 the d.a. officially cleared burke as a suspect. in 2008 a second d.a. cleared the entire family and earlier this month investigators announced they'll be using new dna technology to test some evidence again hoping it leads to the killer. and we did reach out to cbs. they did not want to comment.
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dan. >> clayton, thank you. for more let's bring in our legal analyst areva martin in our los angeles bureau. areva, good morning to you. >> good morning, dan. >> so does burke ramsey have a case? >> this is a really complicated lawsuit. the first issue is veracity, in order for burke to prevail he has to establish that the documentary and its conclusion that he's the murderer was utterly false. then the issue becomes knowledge, did cbs know that it was producing a story that was false and did so anyhow? we know this lawsuit claims that cbs is reckless. that will be the burden of proof on burke to establish that recklessness. so, really complicated, particularly given that two district attorneys have cleared the family including burke based on the evidence that's been tested so far. >> if this goes to trial and doesn't settle does that peen we could actually see evidence and testimony submitted in court about who killed jonbenet? >> that's a good question, dan,
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because we haven't had anyone brought to justice there's been no trial with respect to anyone related to this case, in this defamation action we could have a mini trial of sorts based on the evidence as burke would try to establish that he, in fact, was not the killer and in order to do so, he would have to put forth evidence suggesting that someone else committed the murder of his sister. so we could see this case played out in terms of the murder trial of jonbenet in this defamation lawsuit. >> this is a $750 million lawsuit. that's a huge number. is it realistic? >> that is an incredibly huge number but think about the hulk hogan lawsuit against gawker. i think it was about $140 million that the verdict came in from the jurors in that case so we've seen substantial verdicts in these cases, so burke is able to get past liability the question then becomes about punitive damages and we are talking about cbs really deep
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pockets, a huge net worth for a media company, so if burke is successful we could see that. >> thank you, areva martin. >> fascinating developments. we want to move to that murder investigation in arkansas with a technological twist. police believe amazon's spark speaker known as alexa could be the key to unlocking exactly what happened on the night in question and abc's mara schiavocampo has all the details for us this morning. hi, mara. >> reporter: good morning. investigators want to know if that device recorded any important evidence the night of a murder. it's a case that's raising a lot of questions about privacy rights when it comes to certain devices inside your home. one of this year's hottest holiday gifts now at the center of a murder case. arkansas police asking amazon to turn over data from its popular echo device better known as alexa. from the moment you wake up -- >> alexa, who is on the calendar
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today? >> reporter: until you go to bed. >> lights off. >> reporter: it delivers music, news, weather and in the case against james beatlates, it cou have been a witness to murder. he is accused of killing his co-worker found dead in bates' hot tub. he pleaded not guilty. >> alexa, add wrapping paper to the shopping list. >> reporter: when owners talk to alexa. >> i put it on your shopping list. >> reporter: it records the conversation. the question is, was anything relevant to the case recorded that night? this case raising new legal questions about high-tech devices that are on 24/7. the prosecuting attorney says it is incumbent on law enforcement officers to examine this data to determine if it has any relevance to the crime but bates' attorney disagrees. >> whatter they're try to do is rather novel but deep invasion of privacy. >> reporter: amazon says they will not release data without a valid legal demand and, quote,
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objects to overbroad or otherwise inappropriate demands, now as for that case the defendant is out on bail and the trial set to begin next year. >> is alexa always recording what is going on. >> a great question. alexa is always listening. it is not always recording but records when you say the wake word which is alexa. it stores it somewhere else. you have to go and delete that information. it's supposed to be helpful if you want to know when did i look up that recipe, you can go access that information. in this case, investigators think it could have some evidence. >> listening or recording, important distinction, thanks. dan, where are you? >> over -- they sent me away. >> can you tell us what is coming up on the big board. >> here's what's coming up. queen latifah got her car stolen, jacked from a gas station. 9 latest victim in a crime wave that's been sweeping the country. what you need to know to protect yourself here. plus, paula, this will hit home. spending too much time with your family over the holidays, you
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welcome back. as promised time for our big board breaking down more of this morning's top stories and start with queen latifah, her car stolen from a gas station in atlanta making her the latest victim of a crime wave that's been hitting major cities around the country and chief david brown joins us. good morning. >> good morning. how are you? >> doing great. better now that you are here. this was not your average car, $160,000 mercedes. what happened here? >> we know that the driver of the car got out to fill up. the tank being on the opposite side and as that was occurring some suspect drove up beside the car, got in the driver's seat and before the person could complete the process just drove off in the car before they could react. >> i think of all the times i pull up to the gas staying and
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run in or a bad of funyons. how how much does this happen. >> it's on the uptick. in this particular area there's been increase in this, as well so we need to really be aware when we're filling up at the pumps. >> so what can people do when they're at the pump to protect themselves? >> the first thing is to be aware of your surroundings before you get out of the car. look around and if you don't feel comfortable just drive off to another convenience store or gas pump to fill up. if you happen to do get out of your car because you do feel comfortable, continue to keep your head on a swivel and lock your car. make sure you lock your car any time you get out as a precaution and then finally if you see someone come up to you, if you're out of your car and gassing up and filling up at the pumps, just walk away. no value of a car is worth your injury or your life so just walk away. walk toward the front of the store where there are a lot of
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people that can witness what's occurring and hopefully scare off any suspects. >> good safety information. not a lot of safety information about what you should do vis-a-vis funions. >> or drive a minivan. nobody seems to want that. this story hits too close to home. we all remember this scene from the holiday classic "christmas vacation" when the family arrives. take a look. >> folk, folks, merry christmas. >> you know, they took a pint of fluid out of my lower back. >> this mole is changing color. >> no. you keep touching it. it's getting redder. >> your grandma has a painful one and if you rub it i'll give you a quarter. >> if you feel wiped out spending too much time with your relatives it's not just in your head. there is a name for this condition. psychologists have dubbed it family jet lag. we are going to call it fjl and
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dr. elizabeth lombardo is here with more. so, dr. lombardo, i bet a whole lot of our viewers right now, it is the week between, you know, christmas and new year's. people celebrating hanukkah as well and a lot of viewers are suffering from it. what exactly is family jet lag? >> yes, it is a condition that a lot of people are experiencing with the physical and psychological drain of traveling with your family. now, it can be caused by physical stressors like the travel, not getting enough sleep, changes in your schedule, you know, indulgences in your diet as well as psychological stressors such as, you know, wanting the holidays to be perfect or dealing with less than pleasant family members. >> yeah, expectations can be a huge problem here. what do you recommend viewers do to avoid feeling exhausted while spending time with family during the holidays? >> yes, so the first thing to do, take a time-out. get some sleep, take a nap. meditate. if nothing else just stop and take five deep breaths, that will help calm your body.
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the second thing is write a thank you note. i'm not talking about the thank you note to aunt edna for yet another horrible christmas gift but an appreciation of someone in your life whether a friend or family member. research shows when we experience gratitude the stress centers in our brain actually reduce activity. and then get moving. exercise, go for a walk. go to the gym. jump on the bed. turn on music and dance around, any way you move your body will release bio chemicals that help you feel happier, have less stress and get a good night sleep. >> i was talking to paula about this. this really does hit close to home for you, 15 people at your house. >> yeah, i only have 12 but i think a couple -- yeah, i have people at my house till new year's. i have my halls and tissues and hot water so that's how family jet lag is hitting me and my family is always here. you're always welcome in my house by the way. always. >> chief, thank you and doctor, thank you as well and appreciate
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your advice here on the big board. coming up in two minutes that dramatic rescue in the florida keys, a fishing trip, it really did turn upside down for three teens. how quick thinking saved their li lives. also coming up, parents outraged over the hottest gift of the holiday season. why hatchimals are in hot water this morning. >> no one knows where they're from. you might know me as the guy who switched to sprint because all networks are great. but get this, sprint has this crazy deal on their new unlimited plan with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th line free. yep - unlimited data, talk and text for your whole crew. oh you'll need the best unlimited data plan because well you have to get the new iphone 7. it's on the top of almost everyone's holiday list. (vo) find out how to get a free iphone se. it's the best gift this holiday season. how's that for a happy holiday? for people with hearing loss, visit sprintrelay.com
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back now with that dramatic rescue after a boat capsized two miles off the florida coast. three teens managed to climb on top of their rented boat after it started sinking in the florida keys. abc's diane macedo is here with how they called for help. good morning, diane. >> sara, good morning. so nice to bring you good news this morning given the week we've had but while this story does come with a happy ending it's only because of some very quick thinking. it was a dramatic rescue for these three teens after a routine fishing trip turned upside down. literally. >> we're in the middle of the ocean. we flipped the boat. >> reporter: zack sowder, brent
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shishido and jacob sowder's boat suddenly took on water. >> by the time we realized we were in trouble it took a minute for the boat to go down. >> reporter: brent saved his phone. as he called 911 the teens climbed on to the top of the 22-foot boat. >> our life jacks are underneath the boat. we didn't have time to get them. >> everybody a strong swimmer? >> yes. >> reporter: they tried yelling and waving for help but the boats nearby couldn't help or see them. >> we lied to ourselves a lot and told us that everything would be okay even though we weren't sure. >> reporter: luckily deputy james hager spotted them and brought them safely to shore. >> it was just a huge feeling of relief to come up to them and see them all three there together with the boat. >> we're just thankful that the sheriffs got out there as fast as they could and helped us out. without them we probably wouldn't be here. >> the police did tell us without that 911 call this story could have ended very
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differently but what's really amazing listening to that 911 call. they're teenagers clinging to a sinking boat and yet completely calm and collected. i feel more panicked when i can't find my shoe. >> people in a lifeboat, i would have been panicked as well. >> if rhyme stuck i want those three with me. >> i agree. >> sara haines, good in a crisis. >> not good in a crisis. >> yes, she is. you're great in a crisis. dan, not so much. when we come back at the top of the hour, hollywood legend debbie reynolds passing away right after her daughter's death, dr. jen ashton is going to join us with more and t.j. holmes upstairs, t.j., what's going on? >> well, a lot is going on. oh, no, they are excited. these young ladies. the latest american girl doll release is coming and it's coming soon right here on "gma." if you've been diagnosed with cancer, searching for answers like where to treat, can feel overwhelming.
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edwards, 7:56, thursday, december 29. let's head over to matt pellman there's trouble on i-95 off ramp. >> reporter: wet in northeast philadelphia, the ramps are slippery, the ramp i-95 to academy road. someone slammed into the guardrail. the rail is damaged, traffic is squeeze by, but slowly. on the boulevard southbound near tyson there's a crash blocking the inner drive. outer drive getting by with slowing. we have a changeover in douglass township. there was a crash along 100. it's icy in the area. now it's just wet. we have delays in the lehigh valley and berks county, 3 miles per hour on 78 westbound, just 13 on 222 northbound. in gloucester and salem counties slowing on the southbound new
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jersey turnpike because of emergency construction following an earlier crash. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. now, let's take a live look sky6 live hd out over the airport. david murphy told us rain and snow is coming our way, rain is there good morning. >> reporter: yeah, rain on the terrace, tam. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing we have mixed precipitation and snow the farther north you go through the region. as matt said there's slick road conditions, we're concerned with freezing rain and sleet and snow causing problems for the next couple of hours. i think the changeover to rain will reach allentown about 9:30 a.m. 39 degrees in the lehigh valley, 34. some spots between the reporting station could be below freezing. today's high, 46. precipitation ending around mid afternoon. a missing new jersey woman and five-year-old great granddaughter have been found alive in rural virginia. a man walking in the woods found
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them in their car yesterday. the pair left mays landing saturday morning driving to see family in north carolina. did you get a hatchable that didn't hatch? a lot of people talking about it, that's coming up on "g.m.a." we'll see you at 7:30.
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♪ good morning, good morning good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. heartbreak in hollywood. legend debbie reynolds passing away at age 84. ♪ good morning to you ♪ and you and you just one day after her daughter carrie fisher. did the silver screen icon die of a broken heart? the impact grief can have on your heart? new year's's travel alert. 14 states under a watch with rain and snow head to the northeast. how it will affect your holiday weekend. and hatchimals in hot water. the hottest gift of the holiday season leaving kids and parents crushed on christmas morning. the outrage around this season's must have toy. ♪ we're ringing in the new year with a special guest.
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american girl's 2017 girl of the year, the exclusive reveal only on "gma." as we say -- >> all: good morning, america. yay. [ cheers ] and good morning. a very exciting thursday morning right here in times square. thank you all for joining us. >> well, you know, dan, they all came here for you. >> that's why i'm here. >> and because we have a big announcement. a lot of little girls here are very excited about coming up, the new american girl doll for 2017 will be revealed right here in our studio. look at these. how excited are you? how excited are you for the new american girl doll? so excited? yes? >> of course, that's an exclusive, by the way. i'll throw that in when i can. plus, we are counting down to 2017 with a new you for new
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year's. the hottest hairstyles to rock while ringing in the new year. >> rob and i will help you with that. rob, specifically he volunteered for that. first down to t.j. holmes with the rundown. >> good morning. of course, the story of the morning, the death of debbie reynolds just one day after losing her daughter carrie fisher. reynolds was 4 years old. her son, todd fisher says she suffered a stroke while making funeral arrangements for carrie. he says the stress of his sister's death tuesday was just too much for his mother. we will have much more on reynolds' legendary hollywood career in a few moments. the army is launching an investigation after two soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in texas. the apache went down in galveston bay during a training flight. witnesses say the chopper broke apart before the crash. today the obama administration is expected to announce how it will retaliate against russia for interfering with the presidential election. the punishment for those preelection cyberattacks will likely include economic sanctions. moscow has warned it will respond to any hostile steps taken by the u.s.
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meanwhile, speaking in florida alongside boxing promoter don king president-elect trump seemed to dismissed the idea of punishing russia saying, quote, we ought to get on with our lives. but he took a harsh tone against secretary kerry who delivered a speech criticizing israel saying settlements are jeopardizing the peace process. trump says they are not being treated fairly. the want storm packing a double pump of freezing rain and heavy snow after moving across the country and into the northeast. threatening travel plans for a lot of folks, rob marciano has the latest on the storm's track. hey there, rob. >> technology, this storm has been rocking across the country and set to intensify as it gets to the east coast. look at these advisories, lake-effect snow advisories down into south and north carolina and we're looking for this storm to get to right under new york city by noontime. mostly rain along the i-95 corridor but explodes in its intensity overnight and precip blowing sideways and could see a foot or more of snow across
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parts of new hampshire and maine and some of this will be wet snow and with those winds power outages possible. much colder behind this for the new year. t.j., back up to. >> thank you, kind sir. new technology could make winter driving safer. tesla released its autopilot predicting a crash and hitting the brakes before the driver saw it coming. check this out. [ beeping ] >> that beeping you heard, that was the car sensing with radar that a vehicle up ahead had slowed down which triggered the emergency braking system. this is a crash that happened in europe. nobody was seriously hurt. a health alert now about preventing asthma. new study found children whose mothers took fish oil during pregnancy were significantly less likely to develop it but women took high doses so doctors say more research certainly is needed. finally on another note only in new york could i basketball challenge break out like this on the street. look at this video. you're going to see a guy dribbling across the street.
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a woman starts trying to challenge him. he crossed her over and as we say he broke her ankles. she goes down to the ground. she took it in stride and posted the video herself and said my ankles were destroyed. guys, the best part of the video is that he didn't even turn around to see how she was doing. >> oh. >> that is the best part. >> you know you're good, when you know you're good, you know you're good. you don't need to look back, just look forward. >> he could have helped the lady up. show some concern for what he just did to her. >> i believe she engaged first. t.j., that's awesome. bring your basketball skills on up here. >> see you soon. >> thank you. time for "pop news." >> oh, my gosh. is it time? >> let's do it. >> yes. time now for "pop news." congratulations are in order pink has given birth to a baby boy named jameson moon hart. >> that was fast. >> yeah, well, she didn't reveal it for a long time. the singer and her husband carey hart announced it on instagram. jameson is the couple's second child together expanding their
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family with 5-year-old daughter willow sage. pink, this is what you were talking about, kept it secret under wraps waiting until mid-november to share the news. >> not just a 1 1/2-month gestation. >> when i announced early it felt like i was pregnant for two years. >> you announced five seconds after being pregnant. >> i started sending pictures including dan, i think. >> okay. >> you wanted to share with the world. >> shocking you shared. >> i did, i did. >> that was really, really -- i forgot. i can see why. i can see why. >> too much information. okay. next up imitation is the greatest form of flattery. just ask kevin spacey who did his best impression of the legendary al pacino, his secret, look like you're searching for something. take a look. >> my lines, my performance, whoa. where did that go? whoa. i blow it out but it just comes
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right back in. >> the actor did the impression at the 39th annual kennedy center honors where pacino was celebrated for his achievements. isn't al pacino, in "carface when he said shade. >> say hello to my little friend. >> are you sure that wasn't the taco bell commercial? >> that's taco bell. that's a chihuahua. i will nail it every time. >> i think she did morph the two a little bit. >> whatever. and finally some people love the simple design, others the eye catching color. i personally love the handy square bottom making it stable for party games. the red solo cup is the go to for college students and party animals. [ cheers and applause ] so this morning -- this is a fad story so let's keep our energy down. >> sorry. >> we'll pay homage to the man
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behind the cup, he passed away at the age of 84. he worked at the solo cup company for 60 years inventing the cup in the 1970s. we want to thank him for teaching us how much we should drink with those rings inside. there are rings inside that denote 1.5, 5 and 12 ounces. >> you're kidding me. >> i never -- i just went straight to the top. i don't know. it was easier but thank you, mr. holsman. this one is for you. >> cheers. >> and for the young people in the audience, you can't participate yet. for another 20 years. >> to the man who launched a thousand keg parties. >> i know. you guys. think about how many time -- this is such a familiar -- how many types have you sat with your red solo cup. >> some of us studied in college. >> whoops. >> i know. >> some of us had skills. >> right, exactly. >> i never played any beer games until i got to new york city. >> oh. >> my parents said sin city. i came from iowa. we were a lot more innocent there. >> land of innocence. >> land of innocence.
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>> so much i could say but i'm going to go to a commercial break. coming up american sweetheart debbie reynolds passing away barely 24 hours after her daughter carrie fisher, we'll have much more on their really fascinating relationship and mom's final moments just ahead. also ahead, hatchimals are in hot water. children and parents upset over the holiday gift and it might not have been all that it was cracked up to be? did you get that one, that joke, we're right back. "gma's morning menu" is brought to you by the fast, powerful cough relief of robitussin because it's never just a cough. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ how else do you think he gets around so fast? take the reins this holiday and get the mercedes-benz you've always wanted during the winter event.
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both made eliquis the right treatment for me. ask your doctor if switching to eliquis is right for you. we're back with the reaction pouring in to the death of hollywood legend debbie reynolds just one day after she lost her daughter carrie fisher. a look at the star who has no doubt left her mark on the silver screen. ♪ all i do is dream of you the whole night through ♪ >> she was the multitalented triple threat.
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♪ and the unsinkable molly brown. >> i might give out but i won't give in. >> reporter: but to many debbie reynolds will perhaps best be remembered as carrie fisher's mom. >> want to hear something really cool? my mother's a movie star. >> news of the screen legend's sudden passing one day after the death of her daughter. ♪ i love you >> reporter: the two women so close but so different. fisher best known as a plucky princess in a gold bikini, a far cry from her mom's america's sweetheart image. ♪ while the pair would face their share of ups and downs over the years. >> i want carrie to be happy and i can't have that. so, that makes me sad. >> reporter: by their final years the two were nearly inseparable. >> mother and i live next door to each other separated by one
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daunting hill. >> reporter: even starring together in the upcoming hbo documentary "bright lights" that explores their unique relationship. their bond strong to the end. >> she said she missed her daughter and wanted to see her again and i don't think she really meant it quite like that but within 30 minutes she went to go see her again. >> reporter: and back now with us is dr. jen ashton. you just heard what her son todd said that she didn't get a chance to say good-bye and wanted to see her again. broken heart syndrome is a thing. >> it's a real clinical condition. it usually refers to a temporary stunning of the heart muscle in someone with normal arteries in their heart usually in response to a big emotional shock, very, very different from a massive stroke. >> now, what does extreme stress do to a person? >> well, if you've ever had a loved one sick in the hospital, critically ill you know there's what i describe ace ripple effect. the people who are touched by
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that person's illness or death then suffer their own process, they're not sleeping well, not eating well. they can become dehydrated and forget to take their medications or miss them and when you're talking about an elderly person that can be a significant factor in kind of precipitating then something else on top of it. >> we've had so many celebrity deaths this year and this week, why do you think we as a culture mourn these people we don't really know so deeply. >> i think that's a really interesting question and it is an incredible phenomenon that we're all a part of whether you're watching the news coverage or reporting it, i read a really fascinating article in "newsweek" just this morning that talks about the fact that we as a culture don't do well with death and grief and when we lose someone close to us it's very frightening because we feel like we're losing part of ourselves but when we mourn the loss of a celebrity, it's a safe way to practice that grieving process and so for some of us it makes it safer to kind of dip
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our toe into the process of grief and mourning in a way that doesn't really jeopardize us personally. >> that article on newsweek.com fascinating. the argument is that when we mourn for a celebrity it's a proxy mourning for losses we suffered in our own life that we didn't fully metabolize. >> in the buddhist culture they practice it a lot more than we do. i think they're better at it. we have to remember every time we talk about a celebrity especially one like carrie fisher who struggled with bipolar, substance abuse, they bring awareness in the only to their lives but medical conditions that don't get a lot of attention. >> these people have played such a huge role in our lives and so much nostalgia that comes back when we lose them. coming up why the hottest gift of the holiday season, the hatchimal, well, it's in hot water. >> no one knows where they're from. to the grocery store
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right in the middle.let's talk r the new year looking ahead, it's cold out west it will get colder that will sneak to the east coast by the time the second week of january arrivals. if you don't like that go to florida. that's a check of what's going on, here's the local forecast. all right, rob, this morning is wet and not so wonderful around the region of we have rain in philadelphia, the rain line is pushing toward the north, looking at snow in allentown and quakertown sleet and freezing rain possible. things will get better over the next hour or so. wet in wilmington, not frozen here. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast most of us above freezing right now heading to 46 with rain tapering off after 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. tomorrow, 39, windy, maybe a snow shower. over this year's must have christmas toy, some parents are furious over defective hatchimals.
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abc's becky worley is on the case from san francisco. ble becky, what's happening? >> you know, you have a toddler. when presents don't work on the big holiday days, oh, boy, that equals big, big drama. christmas presents that work straight out of the box. >> yahtzee. >> reporter: maybe that's a thing of the past. this year's presents are bl bluetooth enabled, wi-fi connected and seriously technical. which can potentially lead to fails. some parents complaining about the hottest toy this holiday season. >> i wanted this! >> reporter: that hatchimal joy quickly turning to heartbreak for them with children allegedly waiting hours for their electronic eggs to hatch. >> come on. >> reporter: many complaining they never did. >> trying to make it hatch. >> what's happening? >> nothing. >> reporter: the toy lighting up the internet with complaints, hundreds of parents taking to
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social media using the #hatchmalls fail. >> the more high tech a toy will be, the more likelihood it could go wrong and the hatchimal is probably the first toy to show those problems. >> reporter: brittany baker's 4-year-old opened the box christmas morning. >> i want it to hatch. >> reporter: but she found it wouldn't hatch. >> she said that she was being patient because i had told her, it just takes a little while for something to hatch and it's just been upsetting for her. >> reporter: some parents disappointed saying the toy makes what sounds like cursing noises. but spin master the company that makes it saying last night, hatchimals communicate by speaking their own unique language which is made up of random sounds and by making other noises. we can assure consumers that hatchimals do not curse or use foul language. >> hatchimals need a lot of love and care to hatch. >> reporter: listed for as much as $25,000 getting one under the tree required drastic measures. >> we camped out all night
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through the snow. >> reporter: but now some of those coveted christmas gifts considered duds. spin master saying it is 100% committed to bringing the magic of hatchimals to all our consumers. their website says if you believe your item is defective, contact them directly, guys. sad. >> very sad but thank you for setting the record straight they do inspeed hatchimalese, maybe that's the language they speak. >> i can't believe -- this is like insult to injury. it doesn't work and it cusses at your child. >> that wasn't cussing. >> allegedly. >> a special language. >> like any of us haven't done that. this wasn't the only example of defective toys. as a consumer what options do we have if we find ourselves in this situation? >> paula, remember the three rs. ask for a full refund, first from the retailer then the manufacturer. you can also ask for a replacement. they should pay for your shipping costs.
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worst case, you can try to get the item repaired. that is tough though when we are tea talking about finding someone with repairs on a hatching owlicorn or pengala. >> when nothing works he's excited you to open a pack of battery, he doesn't care. >> more excited with the actual packageing. >> one more year of blissful ignorance. >> we wrapped up alec's toys for him. >> didn't know the difference. >> he didn't know. >> i love that. >> ripping off your child coming up on "gma." actually coming up, kate blanton and richard roxburgh. their hot new show getting lots of buzz on broadway. we're back in a minute. as with?
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good morning, i'm tamala edwards, 8:27 a.m., january 29. let's go over to matt pellman. >> reporter: the schuylkill expressway eastbound side from past the boulevard into girard. we saw penndot moving around, not sure what's going on. we know that traffic gets by heading to center city there's a jam on the eastbound schuylkill expressway with speeds 13 miles per hour east of the boulevard. on the boulevard itself southbound by tyson we have a crash in the inner drive. we have accidents in the lehigh valley where there is snow and sleet coming down. one on 422 westbound and 222 in
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berks county. on souter jersey avoid the southbound side of the new jersey turnpike between exits 2 and 1, there's emergency construction in the right lane because of an earlier crash, 295 southbound a much better bet. let's go outside to david murphy, it's damp out there. tam, more and more of us changing over to rain, too. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you there's a lot of reign from philadelphia south and now the rain pushing past doylestown and quakertown will see the transition before too much longer. we have sleet in reading and light snow in the lehigh valley. here's the current temperature profile, everybody is starting to pop up well above the freezing mark, in allentown and reading maybe some slick spots, allentown up to 35 degrees, the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 46 degrees is the high, rain ending after 2:00 p.m., give or take. tomorrow, blustery with a snow
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shower 39 and warm lg over the holiday weekend. we'll send you back to "g.m.a." and give you the latest on the rain and the roads when we come back in 30.
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♪ suddenly i'm in love [ applause ] welcome back. we have a very special audience here with us this morning. is it my turn? >> it's your turn. >> oh, my gosh. it's time, you guys. no, why am i saying that? >> we're talking to little girls because we'll unveil -- >> that's the tease. >> that's the tease. >> look at all these little girls i brought this morning. [ cheers and applause ] >> this morning we are talking -- sfrgs. >> can you give me a moment to enjoy sara's confusion. >> my fault. >> when you don't pay attention. >> t.j., when you see t.j. you get flustered. >> i do. it makes me nervous. >> more surprises, we are talking to a dynamic acting duo,
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two-time oscar winning actress and renowned actor in "the present" becoming one of the hottest tickets in town, cate blanchett and richard roxburgh, come on out. [ applause ] >> hi. >> how are you? >> hi. >> hi, nice to see you. >> thank you for having us. >> hi. >> look at you. >> hi. >> hello again. >> hello again. >> i don't know who is sitting where. they told us seven times and i didn't listen. >> you sit next to me. >> come on in. >> yes, you do. >> you sit in the middle. >> there you go. >> i think i got it right. thank god for fonzie. >> ladies and gentlemen, this is fonzie, our stage manager with whom we could not live without. >> fonzie. >> yesterday was fonzie's 48th birthday by the way. >> yes. >> you didn't have to give the age. >> i like to bother him when i can. >> it's nice to know a man's age. >> it is nice.
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>> there's nothing wrong -- i know you're aussie. >> incredible. incredible. best -- it's the best it's been in america. >> honestly. >> yeah, yeah. >> should i just drop the mike and leave. >> that she accompanied it with jazz hands or just -- >> everything with jazz hands. >> you guys are really -- i call dan my work husband because we've worked for a long time but we finish one another's sentence. >> sometimes you add a swear word at the end of what i say. >> i never finish with that but you have such a good rapport and worked together for the better part of two decade. >> we have really. >> it feels like. >> we finish one another's swear words all the time. >> this is a morning show so we're not going to do any of that. dan, we have a game. >> we have a game. we're going to ask you a couple of questions and test your knowledge of your work spouse. you ready? paddles right here. >> holy guacamole. >> it's not that kind of paddle. >> not that kind of paddle. >> so who has -- we clear on the
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rules of this game. >> i think so. complicated -- >> it doesn't matter. >> no penalty. sara may tase you if you mess up. who has the messiest dressing room? >> oh. >> no, your dressing room is positively spartan. i think you don't bring anything in. >> i just don't have anything in there. >> that's clean. >> then she definitely has the messier room. >> you're monk-like. >> i'm anasic. >> he's always right. >> who is always right? >> who is always right? that's another question. >> cate. [ applause ] >> easy. >> that's why it works. >> that's right. >> i was going to say this is how a marriage survives. >> happy wife, happy life. >> we would say dan is always right, correct? >> i would certainly say that. >> who is the bigger prankster? >> definitely. >> really. >> you're a shocker. >> yeah, probably. >> what's the worst thing you've
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done to her. >> to her? oh, i haven't done anything bad to you, have i, over time. >> no, but i mean your character is pretty horrendous. >> the character is pretty bad. >> let's not forget. mikhail platonov sleeps with every woman that walks his way. >> oh, wow. >> i prefer the ferrari. >> i know. if your husband buys a ferrari, your marriage is unlikely to last. >> the play is a birthday party. >> it is. >> but it sounds like a good time. >> but it's set on a 40th birthday in russia with a lot of alcohol and it's like a terrible thanksgiving lunch where you've got all these people that you sort of love but you sort of hate. you don't get on with and they're all going through mid-life crises and it's all -- >> so, yeah. >> vodka fueled. >> vodka fueled. >> russian feeling with a sort of australian undertone and, yeah, i mean it's a kind of recipe for a --
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>> sounds like a feel good play. >> look, it's very funny, it's actually hilariously funny. >> someone else's mid-life crisis is very amusable. >> that's quotable. somebody else's mid-life crisis, great time. >> you'll be there one day. >> i have already passed it. >> he's north of that so -- >> this is still a big deal. i mean all you've done and we see you on the front row of a b broadway, this is opening in a couple of weeks just around the corner. >> thanks for reminding us. [ laughter ] no pressure. look, you know what's really exciting from the city theater company and an entire australian cast so there is a great ownership of the material so feels special because not only richard and i have worked together for a long time but all of us have worked together so it feels particularly special but, yeah, it's a very unique thing, broadway. >> fantastic. it is a unique thing, a fantastic remarkable feeling
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and, you know, when you're told about the history of the theater you're in and the people who have been in there from kind of fred and ginger to, you know, phillip seymour hoffman, it's special. >> no pressure. >> no pressure, yeah. >> if we can get to the theater because we're performing on new year's's eve and right near -- elbowing -- i've got to make my curtain. >> living on 48th at the moment and saying i'm -- treat myself like a liked vehicle when i get to work. i just walk on the roads because the crowds are so thick, it's great. i just -- >> i hope you're all coming to see our show. >> they should be and this will be like a russian 40th birthday party on new year's's eve. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> thank you, guys. thank you. [ applause ] >> happy new year. happy new year. >> now, the moment that all of these guys back here have been waiting for, are you excited? >> yes. >> come on, guys.
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okay, so first of all we've got nyla and elena. did i get that right. >> yes. >> you have your own. which ones are these. >> melody. >> this one is grace. >> i definitely knew that ahead of time you know i have a surprise over here. are you guys ready to see this one? >> yes. >> okay. the moment we've all been waiting for. here we go, let's see if i can do this. >> drum roll? >> we'll need more drums. [ drum roll ] [ cheers and applause ] >> this is so exciting. it's american girl's 2017 girl of the year. meet gabriella, the collection will be available starting january 1st. coming up the hottest hollywood -- really. you guys -- okay, wait, we got to tell you about her first. american girl's 15th girl of the year doll loves the art, music and painting but struggles with stuttering so she's learned to express herself through dancing and poetry and her proudest moment performing one of her own
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poems in front of a big audience without making a single mistake. her dream is to use her talents to make a difference and you girls can read all about her in her book series but first let me ask you guys, what do you think of her? >> i love this doll. her clothes and the accessories that come with her are very cute. i would totally play with this. >> yeah? >> yeah. >> well, it's funny you mention that because we may have a surprise for you guys. i'm guessing you'd all like gabriela. >> yeah. >> okay, help yourself. come on down. okay. no pushing. be gentle. did you get one, guys? are you so excited? [ cheers and applause ] >> yeah, yeah. >> you guys can go open it. >> okay. the collection will be available starting january 1st. coming up the hottest hollywood hairstyles for bringing in the new year. we've got a stampede back there.
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>> rachael: what do you sleep in? you can't spell heartthrob without this man's name: rob lowe. >> it's pretty much the answer you hoped for. >> rachael: then a 5 ingredient date-night dinner. next rachael! ♪
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all right. bring it inside. great crowd out here. a lot of folks visit from the midwest. just a few minutes ago sara was here's the new year's forecast, flying to the southwest we have rain showers there. in iowa, 24 degrees new year's eve. there's sarah abusing her chihuahua. now the local forecast check it
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out. >> reporter: all right, rob we're concentrating on the northern tier of the region. rain pushing close to allentown look out freezing rain and sleet and lingering snow in the northern areas, 46 is the high, rain ending after 2:00 p.m. tomorrow, blustery and cold. ju behind-the-scenes gift. you're welcome, iowa. >> thank you very much. rob. >> i took my five steps. >> good transition by the way. it is time for the new year, new you for new year's. this morning we're talking about hair. here to show us popular looks is takisha sturdivant stylist to stars like kerry washington, gabrielle union. we've got three hairstyles we'll go through. the first one you have is hair down with a top knot which we've seen on j. lo. do you have to have long hair to do this. >> no, you don't.
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>> flip marcie around. i love on the spinner. >> vanna white. >> she has shoulder length hair and it's very easy to do it. take the hairclip and extensions and clip it in, spring waves and gives it this wave and add in neutrogena conditioner and twist it on top with a bobby pin -- >> just twist like normal. >> yeah, you can put a ponytail or twist it and then put two large bobby pins. >> that's all? it's nice and loose and looks beautiful. you look gorgeous. the next look is the braided ponytail. >> are you ready for this spin. >> you've seen it on kerry washington. >> the wrong way. >> you have one job and that is to spin. >> we've seen it on beyonce, kerry washington. what did you do. >> if you don't know how to braid it is so easy, just buy the braid. buy the braid and you can pin it on. >> can you pin one on sara. >> oh, yes. >> we would gather all the hair
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together basically and then take the pin. >> looks great, sara. >> and it would basically be like this. >> oh, my gosh. >> or we can take a drawstring with the comb and attach i had here. >> not strange at all with that color distinction. >> and pull the string. it's all about the color. the color gives it a pop. >> looks great on you, brandi. >> so last we have anna and added flair to a hairstyle. spin it the right way, sara. >> this is the hairstyle we've seen on jennifer goodwin and jennifer hudson. you gave it more pop. >> i chopped it up and all about a pixie cut. what a great way to, you know, add to the hairstyle with a little bling so that's what i did on the side. great for new year's. great to like re-create yourself at home. >> beautiful. >> i used the hair straighteninger by daphne and blew it out some and here it is. >> can anyone do the look? some people say you have to have the right face. >> you do have the right face.
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i can't do it but if i was like a little smaller. >> can sara do it? >> i have a big jaw. >> sorry. >> i mean i wouldn't go as short as a pixie but i would do a shorter bob. like more of a shag. >> petite features, that's a good cut for you. >> you look great in it. >> you look beautiful. >> thank you so much showing us these looks. which one are you going for. >> i was going to ask. are those clips -- are they one-time use. >> you can keep it in. it's like you can use it over and over and over again. i can show you quickly. >> the clip, with the clip-ins as well, the extension, open the comb and snap it in. i can show you quickly. >> is it tricky to match the color. >> no. >> can we do it in 15 seconds. >> she can. she's a professional. >> one, two, three. you can always use a little highlight. >> this isn't contrast.
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>> this is a mix of color, all right. >> but, you know, we have blond. >> it's all how you wear it. i wear it with confidence. >> it's all about that. >> takisha, happy new year. >> thank you so much. >> just ahead, so excited about this performance. grammy nominated singer lauren daigle performs live on "good morning america." ♪
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back now with grammy nominated singing sensation lauren daigle who has not one but two billboard chart topping albums in the past two years. >> i got to say, lauren, i love your voice. i listen to your songs all the time and we can't wait for this performance. she is the fastest selling artist in christian music in the past decade and billboard's top christian artist of 2016 and right now, here to perform her latest number one single
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entitled "trust in you," "how can it be." take it away, lauren. [ applause ] ♪ ♪ letting go of every single dream i lay each one down at your feet ♪ ♪ every moment of my wondering it never changes what you see ♪ ♪ i've tried to win this war i confess my hands are weary i need your rest ♪ ♪ oh mighty warrior king of the fight no matter what i face you're by my side ♪ ♪ when you don't move the
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mountains i'm meeting you to move ♪ ♪ when you don't part the waters i wish i could walk through ♪ ♪ when you don't give the answers as i cry out to you ♪ ♪ i will trust i will trust i will trust in you ♪ ♪ yeah oh ♪ truth is you know what tomorrow brings ♪ ♪ there's not a day ahead you have not seen ♪ ♪ so in all things be my life and breath ♪ ♪ 'cause i want what you want lord and nothing less ♪ ♪ when you don't move the mountains i'm needing you to move ♪ ♪ when you don't part the waters i wish i could walk through ♪ ♪ when you don't give the answers as i cry out to you ♪
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♪ i will trust i will trust i will trust in you yeah ♪ ♪ ooh i will trust in you ♪ yeah ♪ whoa ♪ you are my strength and comfort ♪ ♪ you are my steady hand ♪ you are my firm foundation the rock on which i stand ♪ ♪ your ways are always higher your plans are always good ♪ ♪ there's not a place where i'll go you've not already stood ♪ ♪ when you don't move the mountains i'm needing you to move ♪ ♪ when you don't part the waters i wish i could walk through ♪ ♪ when you don't give the answers as i cry out to you ♪ ♪ i will trust i will trust
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♪ i will trust in you ♪ when you don't move the mountains i'm needing you to move ♪ ♪ when you don't part the waters i wish i could walk through ♪ ♪ when you don't give the answers as i cry out to you ♪ ♪ yeah i will trust i will trust i will trust in you ♪ ♪ oh ♪ whoa i'll trust in you yeah ♪ whoa ♪ yeah ♪ i will trust [ applause ] about bassett. you really can custom make your furniture exactly how you want. it's all about customization. the possibilities are endless.
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could there be a modern underground railroad, a network that helps children hide from their own families? friday "20/20" takes you on a shocking trail where nothing is what it seems. >> if you were lying to me about that, what else might you be lying to me about? >> "20/20" on abc. ♪ when you don't give the answers snowe. "good morning america" is brought to you by ashley homestore. this is home. [ applause ] awesome performance. good luck at the grammys in february. tomorrow ryan seacrest is stopping by before new year's eve's rockin' celebration. >> see you tomorrow. ♪ good morning i'ma
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edwards, 8:56 a.m., thursday, december 29. let's go to the schuylkill expressway, matt pellman.
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>> reporter: the last time around the schuylkill expressway eastbound was jammed solid. turned out it was dog's day out. they got him corralled and pushed off to an appropriate spot. all lanes are open and delay by montgomery drive has thinned out. crash in upper more handle byberry road at short lane. in the lehigh valley, there's wintry weather, it's starting to change over, 222 is at the changeover line and speeds in the teens. a crash on 422 westbound is off to the side. emergency construction in south jersey on the turnpike southbound, stick with 295 southbound instead. have a good day, tam. >> you too, matt, let's see what the day will have in terms of the weather and go over to david murphy. good morning, tam we're looking at rain on the terrace. it's lighter than a half-hour ago. storm tracker 6 live double scan, the heaviest rain east of philadelphia. the rain line is in the process
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of pushing north. allentown is changing over to sleet. be careful up there for another hour sore same thing in reading him the warm air is punching into the north. temperatures are above the freezing mark. philadelphia, 40. the high today, 46. tam the rain wraps up around mid afternoon. comingen -- coming up on "action news" at noon, a new jersey woman and her great granddaughter are alive after going on a christmas eve trip. we'll find out more about when and where they were found in rural virginia. "live with kelly" is up next. i'm tamala edwards. have a great thursday!
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>> announcer: it's "live with kelly." today, from "doctor strange," benedict cumberbatch, and "america's next top model" host, rita ora. plus, we get a visit from actress gabrielle union, and scott wolf is our cohost. all next on "live." [cheers and applause] [upbeat music] ♪ now here are kelly ripa and scott wolf. >> kelly: oh, hi. oh, hi, scott. >> scott wolf: oh, hi. >> kelly: oh, hi, scott. >> scott wolf: got a chair. >> kelly: oh. [cheers and applause] hi. hi. >> scott wolf: whoa!

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