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good morning, america. chicago under siege. police battle protesters into the night. racing to stop domestic terrorists, saying they have already foiled three violent plots to use guns and explosives. as the president meets with world leaders, are they in danger? going to extremes. a wild weekend for mother nature. from a tropical storm off the coast to twisters right out of the "wizard of oz." sam is tracking it all. good-bye to robin gibb. ♪ staying alive >> one of the most famous singers ever, rocketing to fame with his brothers, the bee gees.
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from "staying alive" to "jive talkin'" his saturday night fever that had so many dancing. and music's biggest party. justin bieber turning up with a surprise date. the emotional tribute to whitney houston that brought tears to her daughter's eyes. all the jaw-dropping moments from inside the billboard music awards. >> good morning, america. look at taylor swift, starting the week off. >> a little shoutout. >> hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. but in chicago, tense moments. this morning, including the huge protests in chicago. they're shutting down train lines there. people are being told not to come to work. >> president obama and other nato leaders are there. and we hear the latest on aimee copeland. you know her as the young woman bravely battling a fresh-eating bacteria.
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overnight, her father says she's breathing on her own. >> she is a fighter. and mark zuckerberg officially changed his status to married this weekend. new details on the surprise wedding to his longtime girlfriend. >> what a week for mark zuckerberg. big ipo. and he was able to keep it secret for a long time saturday. also, robin gibb. part of the bee gees. some of us grew up on his music. we're going to have a tribute to him just ahead. he had a long battle with cancer. donna summer last week. now robin gibb. giants of the era gone. >> that is true. we will have more in a moment. right to chicago, where president obama and many of the world's powerful leaders are gathered right now. alex perez has the latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the demonstration was practicicly over. and the big problem began one police tried to disperse the crowd. and they refused to move.
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officers in riot gear beat back anti-war demonstrators in a show of force. hundreds of protesters, some using makeshift weapons, tried to push through the security perimeter surrounding the nato summit. >> if you fail to comply, you'll be arrested. >> reporter: police say one officer was stabbed, three others injured in the melee. chicago's top cop, superintendent gary mccarthy, was on the ground trying to contain the crowd and later defended his officers. >> the officers were assaulted. they don't have to stand there and take an assault. the fingers should be pointed at the people that assaulted the cops. >> reporter: even after a day filled with demonstrations, the protests and massive police presence continued through the night. including several confrontations along the way. nearly 50 protesters were detained or arrested. >> how many kids did you kill today! >> reporter: chicago police are scrambling to stop what they
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describe as attempted acts of domestic terrorism. three men were charged saturday with plotting attacks on the president's campaign headquarters and the home of chicago mayor rahm emanuel. and several financial brokers. police say they've foiled three violent plots including alleged inplots including plans to use molotov cocktails at the summit. also sunday, the hacker group anonymous waged cyberwar online, knocking out the city and police department websites and calling on other hackers to strike in this online video. >> chicagopolice.org should be fired upon as much as possible. >> reporter: most of the protesters were released early this morning. even with all those clashes, the police superintendent says most of the protests were peaceful. george? >> alex, thanks. jake tapper also out in chicago. the big focus of 69 meeting, ending the war in afghanistan.
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and nato countries seem to be competing to see who can get out of afghanistan more quickly. >> reporter: that's right, george. beyond the protests, an important announcement from president obama. who later today will say that the afghans will take the lead in securing afghanistan by next summer. and will u.s. combat troops will be out of the country by the end of 2012. and president obama uses stark language. he paints a picture of 2012. when the war, abc news we understand it, is over. "is over" is the language he uses. not will be over. now the president talks about how there will be tough days ahead. it's different language than we hear from the generals talking about how the troops will be fighting up until midnight december 31, 2014. >> meantime, on the campaign trail, the president gets push back from the attacks on mitt romney and the capital. but it campaign seems to be doubles down. >> reporter: that's right. the mayor of newark, cory booker, and steve ratner, both
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disparaging the attacks on bane capital. they will talk about how bain dealt with an indiana paper company. let's get to josh with the morning headlines. >> we're going to begin with breaking news from mississippi. a nearly day-long prison riot has turned deadly. smoke was seen rising from inside the correctional facility. authorities regained control of the prison overnight. not before one guard was killed and five others were injured in the melee. it's been an especially violent 24 hours in yemen. gunmen opened fire on a car carrying three u.s. military instructors. seriously injuring one of them. and now this morning, word of a suicide bombing. abc's martha raddatz is in yemen. the only network correspondent inside the terror zone and has the latest at this hour.
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good morning to you, martha. >> reporter: good morning, josh. it is a bad morning inside yemen. a suicide bomber strapped on a belt. he had an army uniform on. he was among many, many yemeni army soldiers practicing for unity day. he blew himself up, scores were killed. scores more were wounded. this comes on the heels of an attack on american contractors in southern yemen, wounding one. al qaeda took responsibility. despite what happened here today, the yemeni army and the u.s. will continue their fight against al qaeda. josh? >> thank you for that. aftershocks are rocking northeastern italy this morning, following a deadly earthquake that destroyed centuries of history. as you can see, a camera rolling as a damaged tower collapsed for good in one aftershock. the original magnitude 6.0
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killed at least six people and injured dozens more. we will have updates as news is available. developing right now, high temperatures and dry conditions are threatening to undo progress made over the weekend on the four massive wildfires in arizona. crews used helicopters on the gladiator fire overnight. the 14,000 acre blaze is 10% contained. the largest blaze outside phoenix is a third contained. sam will have the latest forecast in just moments. and another region ravaged by extreme weather gets a presidential visit today. when president obama will give the graduation address at joplin high school. it was one year ago that an ef-5 tornado laid waste to the town, killing 161 people and destroying thousands of buildings. more progress for the georgia grad student battling to survive a case of flesh-eating bacteria. aimee copeland has been taken off a ventilator and is breathing on her own.
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the young woman has lost her hands and feet to the disease. her father says she's in good spirits. and echoing the remarking of my colleagues, she is a fighter. take a look at what happens when air force jets are given a bubble bath. foam filling the hangar in florida last week. all the planes swamped by suds in seconds when a fire is up suppression system showed you it could work. no word on how long it took to clean up. an option, perhaps, when serena does not want to get into the bathtub. now to a celebration of a disco great, robin gibb, of the bee gees. he side on sunday at the age of 62 of a long battle with cancer. he and his brothers brought us some of the biggest hits of the '70s. they're still getting people on the dance floor today. here's abc's chris connolly. ♪ whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother you're
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staying alive ♪ >> reporter: as a bee gee, he was a pillar of one of pop's most distinctive blends. always? harmony, hard to resist. from "staying alive" to "you should be dancing." ♪ dancing yeah >> reporter: the bee gees massive hit on the "saturday night fever" soundtrack made it the top selling record of his era. even its nondance tracks were huge. ♪ how deep is your love how deep is your love ♪ >> reporter: they had taken their music to the dance floor in the '70s. delighting fans with a one-two punch of "nights on broadway" and "jive talkin'." despite the disco combination, it was ballads that made them big. robin, with brothers barry and morris gibb, sharing a mike on sweeping, sorrowful songs, like
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"how can you mend a broken heart?" ♪ how can you mend a broken heart ♪ >> reporter: often cupping his hand over his ear making sure he was singing in tune. ♪ i finally died which started the whole world living ♪ and he started a joke ♪ it started the whole world living ♪ >> reporter: robin gibb's death at age 62 brings down the curtain too soon on decades of music-making. a host of styles always served up with brotherly love and sweet harmony. ♪ nobody gets too much heaven no more it's much harder to come by ♪ >> reporter: for "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> a distinctive voice and style. brings you back to a different time. >> immediately hearing all those hits. and boy, so young. >> too young.
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we're going to turn now to the latest in the trayvon martin case. george zimmerman, the question people are asking now, should the zimmerman murder charges be dropped? matt gutman has the latest. >> reporter: this morning, calls to dismiss george zimmerman's second-degree murder charge are increasing. from conservatives -- >> i would rather play the defense attorney in this case. than the prosecutor. i believe there's no way you get a murder two conviction. >> reporter: -- to political liberals. >> there is no second-degree murder evidence in the case. it's a very close case. >> reporter: all of this following the massive release of evidence by the prosecution thursday. revealing, in part, the previously unseen photos of zimmerman's face and head. just moments after he said he killed trayvon martin in self-defense. as well as this, the first glimpse of martin that night. also part of the release, potentially damning eyewitness accounts.
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like this witness who told police he saw martin on top of zimmerman, pummeling him mma, mixed martial arts style. with more evidence now public, legal experts like harvard experts alan dershowitz -- >> if there are demonstrations, the finger of responsibility will point directly at the prosecutor. >> reporter: cory was assigned a case nearly a month after the shooting. as the case attracted nationwide scrutiny and protest. this weekend, she said the evidence released is not the sum total of her case. >> the general public and the media have to remember there is a lot we cannot release by law. >> reporter: this case hinges on who started the fight that night. the prosecution says it was zimmerman, merely by leaving the car and following trayvon martin. and two key pieces of evidence we have not seen. one is zimmerman's statement to the police and the other is his
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reenactment of night. george? what about this? mark zuckerberg changing his relationship status to married in a secret wedding ceremony this weekend. dan harris is here with the story. i loved when he posted it on the facebook page. >> reporter: good morning to you. let's just pause and consider for a moment the week that mark zuckerberg just had. last monday, he turned 28. on friday, facebook went public and he made a mere $19 billion. and then on saturday, a secret, surprise wedding. not a bad run. >> let's do this. >> reporter: mark zuckerberg, who didn't bother to dress up when he rang the opening bell on nasdaq friday, did at least take off the hoodie and put on a suit and loosened tie the next day. his new bride, priscilla chan wore a white gown. with a veil and lace. they updated their relationship status on facebook to married.
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>> it makes sense for him to make the announcement on facebook. no showy pr. no internet message to the world. just a simple status update change. >> reporter: the ceremony was in the couple's backyard with a family style meal from local japanese restaurants. >> reporter: billy jo armstrong, the lead singer from green day, reportedly performed "last night on earth." neighbors said they heard tunes from bon jovi, flo-rida and michael jackson. many of the guests were taken utterly by surprise by the whole thing. having been told they were coming to a party for priscilla, who recently graduated from med school. a topic he discussed with robin. >> she's going to be a pediatrician. our dinner conversations are often about kids. the kids she's meeting. >> reporter: they met nine years ago. before he even started facebook.
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what else do we know about this woman who married the richest, most famous geek of this generation? according to her facebook page, she's 27, from braintree, massachusetts. loves cooking, soft things, sun-dried tomatoes and diet a&w. before she went to med school, shy she spent a year as a fourth and fifth grade science teacher. >> we don't know anything about them. we know they have a dog. they went on vacation in thailand. other than that, their life is closed. >> reporter: the ring is a simple ruby, designed by zuckerberg himself. the wedding was apparently not planned after the ipo. but legal experts say this timing will make it harder for zuckerberg's new wife to make a claim on his facebook assets in the unlikely event of a divorce. >> you're bringing that up already? they just got married! >> can we get the producers in my ear? they told me to say it.
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>> thanks, dan. >> thanks a lot. we now have extraordinary pictures to show you. millions turned their eyes to the skies last night hoping to catch a spectacular show, a rare solar eclipse called the ring of fire. abc's clayton sandell has more. >> reporter: this dramatic haunting sight is why astronomers call it the ring of fire. an eclipse that started in asia and crept into the western u.s. before vanishing in texas. across the west, people threw you eclipse parties. none bigger than this one in a football stadium in boulder, colorado. >> the largest eclipse crowd in history. >> reporter: wearing special glasses, even welder's masks. 10,000 people traded smart phones and tvs for a wonder better than science fiction. >> people are hungering for an authentic adventure. you can make a whole alien world of course in the movies. but this is real. >> reporter: so real, looking too long causes permanent
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damage. >> very quickly, it burns a spot in the paper. if you were looking through this telescope with your eye, the same thing would happen to your retina. >> reporter: most people came prepared with glasses but could not control the weather. this is the deal. this is supposed to be one of the biggest parties in the country for viewing the eclipse. right now, the main attraction is behind the clouds. but after hours of waiting. >> i see it! >> reporter: the clouds parted. >> it looks like an apple that someone's taken a bite out of. >> reporter: astronomers say it will be five years before the next eclipse over the u.s. for "good morning america," clayton sandell, boulder, colorado. >> wow. >> that's a gorgeous image. let's get to sam now. all kinds of wild things going on in the skies. >> a lot. at our eclipse parties, we like to serve doughnut holes. if you notice, the center -- >> crickets. it's crickets, everybody.
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>> all right, let's get to the boards. one or two things going on this morning. by the way, this is the first time since we've been keeping weather records that the atlantic hurricane season and the pacific hurricane season have started before the season begins. we'll keep an eye on alberto. it will probably shake up the weather. waters along the eastern seaboard. max, advance the computer for me, sir, because i can't. thank you. there's all the big numbers across the country. that zone there where the cold air is that will stay in place today and tomorrow. the warm air back towards chicagoland.
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>> all of america's weather and a new battery for the clicker when we come back. >> there you go. >> thank you, sam. coming up on "gma," a new twist in the search for little isabel. why her mother is defending
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♪ i'm sorry, every time i see this, of course, i think about sam and josh and dan harris in the box. so much party rocking last night at the billboard music awards. katy perry was flying high, singing about letting heartbreak go. yeah. and out on the red carpet, the stars were out. and miley, she's all grown up, miley cyrus. >> i was wondering when they were going to show a little bit more of that. >> pulling back. all the highlights just ahead. >> that is quite an outfit. and the latest on little isabel celis. there is a bizarre twist right now. her mom is standing by him even though the father is banned from seeing their other children.
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we're going to have that, dan and nancy weighing in now. it's been a good 20 minutes since we mentioned pippa. we are going to turn to the new pictures of pippa. >> is she here yet? >> she's not in new york yet. she's stealing the spotlight at her close friend's wedding. did she upstage the bride? >> she's always getting those questions. plus, the final countdown behind the scenes at the last, tense rehearsals before the big "dancing with the stars" finale. there are only three left. all the finalists will be here wednesday morning. >> right here. to the latest on little isabel. it's been a month since she vanished. her mother is speaking out, defending her husband. days after he was told to stay away from his other children. ryan owens has the latest. >> it's a bad dream we just can't wake up from. >> reporter: at a candlelight vigil for her missing daughter, rebecca defends her husband. >> my husband is a great father. my husband loves those boys. loves my daughter. >> reporter: the 6-year-old's father could not attend because isabel's big brother did.
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more than a week ago, child protective services banned sergio from having contact with his children. on this night, that separation was literal. sergio forced to watch the vigil from a distance. a concrete wall between him and his family. >> my son wants to be here. it was one or the other. my son's coming out instead. >> reporter: now tucson police have revealed workers from child protective services visited the home in december. the agency will not say why. they won't explain why they banned the father from seeing his kids. >> it's tough. we're already under a lot of stress because we don't have isabel here. to have more thrown on us. we're strong. we'll be okay. >> reporter: police say they have no suspects. isabel's father says he discovered her bedroom empty on the morning of april 21st. her window screen tossed aside. >> hello. i need to report a missing child. i believe she was abducted from my house. >> reporter: his steely calm call to 911, complete with the
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now notorious chuckle. >> is mom there also? >> i just called her work to tell her to get her butt home. >> reporter: has also raised eye drous, especially since he was so emotional a few days later. >> we're looking for you. we love you. we miss you so much. >> reporter: isabel's mother made it clear. she stands by her man. >> at the end of the day, when isabel comes home, the questions will be answered. >> reporter: isabel hasn't come home in a long time. she vanished one month ago this morning. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, tucson. >> let's bring in the legal team now. nancy grace, the host of hln's nancy grace in atlanta. and here in new york, dan abrams. good to have you both back together. we heard in the report, the father being kept away. the wife defending the husband.
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the wife -- what is your take on this? >> well, robin, i'm not prepared, based on the facts we've got right now, to point the finger at anybody. however, i don't believe -- i thought about it a long time last night in preparation for this morning -- that i ever had a single mother that could come to terms with the fact that her live-in, her boyfriend, her husband, her ex-husband had somehow hurt the child. they don't believe it. i have never understood that. i don't find that unusual at all. >> the fact that child protective services is stepping in here means there's something they found that suggests he's not a good father. what that is, we don't know. is it connected to the case? we don't know. it's a big deal for child protective services to step in and say, you literally cannot be any where near your children. so, for whatever reason, the mother, the wife is saying this, we don't know. but we do know the fact that
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child protective services issued an opinion about his ability to be a father. >> the police are not pointing fingers, not naming him a suspect. you bring up a good point. nancy, you're right. about what you said earlier. i'm hard-pressed to remember a time, too, when the wife, mother, did not support the live-in or boyfriend. this is not routine for the father to be told not to have any contact with the other children. >> absolutely not. because, think about it. he cannot have any contact at all, robin. that means telephone calls. that seens supervised visits with a relative, sitting there with him and the boys. and the boys are not toddlers. they're, i believe, 10 and 14 years old. child protective services were in the home in december. now, we see it -- the home. it's not relatives or a neighbor that there is a tpo against. it's the father.
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at the vigil last night, the father was standing behind a finish looking over. i have analyzed over and over with specialists, with experts, the voice reaction in the 911 call and other times that he has spoken. and it is, there is an umbrella of suspicion over him today. whether anybody wants to believe it or not, it's there. >> i don't buy you analyze the voice and determine guilt based on that. we have seen people like susan smith and scott peterson -- an people like them have gone on television publicly and cried and been so upset and so angry and reacted exactly the way we would expect, and we find out later they were guilty. to suggest because someone calls 911 in a way most of us wouldn't, to talk about experts combing in and voice experts,
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its doesn't mean anything to me. >> i have heard that for so long from defense attorneys, robin. the reality is, i don't know a single parent that when their child goes missing, laughs on the 911 call. dan, when you have a child, maybe you'll understand. i lost john david for about 45 seconds in toys "r" us, and i never suched felt panic in my life. you can see what i want. i know what i know. >> that's not the way the law works. the law doesn't work on knowing what you know. >> really? that is the way the law works. oh, like you tried so many murder cases? i can tell you right now, a 911 call will come into evidence, dan. >> i'm sure it will. but that doesn't change the reality as to what we know and don't know today. i'll bet you, robin, that the authorities know more than they're telling us about the investigation. >> let's hope so. >> oh, wow, that's smart. of course they know more. they tell us every day they're not giving evidence out. we know they know more. they know enough. they want the father banned from the home.
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that's what they know, dan. >> the good news is we don't arrest people based on the tone of their voices on 911 calls. that's the good news. >> we have to leave it there. nancy, as always, thank you very much, very much. >> thank you, robin. >> and dan. >> good to see you. >> good to see you. over to sam and the weather. hi, robin. let's start with pictures out of washington, d.c. it's cloudy up and down the eastern seaboard. and very people rain complain about this pattern. rain in the week, gorgeous weekends. that's the way it seems to be setting up over the next couple days. alberto is not a giant storm. it's working in concert with a couple other little systems that are squashing on the eastern seaboard. that means clouds and rain and showers, probably for three days in a row as the way we look at it here. in the west, the heat. the winds have died down. the fires will drift closer just because of the
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♪ so sweet look at katy perry flying in for her show-stopping performance at the billboard musing awards. it was jordin sparks who stole the show with a tribute to whitney houston that moved bobbi kristina to tears. rachel smith on the red carpet with her first story for us. ♪ and i will always love you >> reporter: jordan sparks brought bobbi kristina to tearing and the audience to their feet. singing whitney houston's most iconic song. you sounded amazing up there. >> thank you, so much. >> reporter: what were you thinking as you were singing? >> i'm thinking i hope whitney knows how much we all loved her. the fact that bobbi kristina and
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pat were sitting down there. i felt really connected to her. >> reporter: after weekend sec lags about who would speak after the tribute, whitney's sister-in-law pat, and her daughter, bobbi kristina both spoke. >> thank you so much for showing that much love. because she deserved it. >> reporter: and the love fest continued. lmfao bringing down the house. winning song of the year for party rock anthem. and taylor swift, who won the woman of the year. you're the youngest recipient. >> they're telling me that, so nice. ♪ i need you >> reporter: the night filled with tributes for donna summer to adam yauch, and a moment of
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silence for robin gibb. katy perry singing about her ex, russell brand. a new date on her arm. grandma. >> she's 91 and from las vegas. i can't wait to go and do shots with you after this. >> reporter: justin bieber arifd dateless, no selena gomez insight. we asked him about the virginia high school student who asked him to prom. >> i'm going to be at the billboard awards. i'm going to have a car waiting for you. >> reporter: have you been hanging out? >> i haven't met her yet. i'm going meet her in a few seconds. >> reporter: is that any way to treat your date. >> she just got here. >> reporter: when he won his award, he remembered to give his date a hug. ♪ if i was your boyfriend >> reporter: but the night was about honoring legends. stevie wonder won the legends award. he ended the show with a due wet with alicia keys.
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good morning i'm eric thomas. funeral services are planned this morning nor 30-year-old staff sergeant thomas fogerty of alameda killed by explosive device near kabul may 6th. services will be held at kaufman auditorium 11:00 this morning he leaves a wife and two sons. a check of the forecast. good morning. sunshine we'll see it by noon clouds lingering along the coast for the better part of the day. mid 70s to low 80s.
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clouds a little drizzle tonight, cooler highs through friday. busy traffic all around the bay area unusually heavier than normal southbound 101 san mateo down to palo alto because of earlier accidents. bay bridge backed up to 880.
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♪ i know we say this, but let me, folks, that is a great crowd in times square with us. wow! easily. and are you ready? because they're ready to dance. again. the three star finalists and their pro partners. they better be ready. we'll go inside the top secret rehearsa rehearsals. they have secret messages for "gma" viewers. >> making it look easy. there's cam.
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check this out, will smith, promoting "men in black 3" will be here wednesday. look at that. a reporter on the red carpet trying to give him a big kiss. we have seen kim kardashian get flour-bombed. we'll go behind the red carpet incidents. and emily came so close to finding true love on "the bachelor." will she be lucky the second time around? she's here. there were so doozies in there. we're really excited to make a special announcement. there will be an additional hour of "gma." it's called "good afternoon, america" at 2:00 p.m. eastern starting monday, july 9th.
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josh and lara are the anchors. >> sam will probably join in as well. >> when he graces us. >> sort of boxed in by "gma." >> the new one? 2:00? >> 2:00 p.m. >> it will all make sense. >> a lot of coffee. >> it will be exciting. >> you probably move to something else by 2:00. >> not -- no. 5:00. it's time for the news. developing news from chicago. a city bracing for one more day of disruptive anti-nato demonstrations. security will be out in force. world leaders wrap up their summit. rail stations and downtown businesses are closed today. police say they have already foiled at least three violent plots. a rutgers university student
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convicted of a hate crime will learn his fate today. dharun ravi, used a web cam to spy on his gay roommate who later committed suicide. the mystery of nick stahl, the missing actor, has been spochld the star of "terminator 3" checked into rehab this weekend. he called his wife, e-mailed friends before entering the 30-day program. this morning, fans are remembering legendary bee gees singer robin gibb, who died after a long battle with cancer. his and his brother's success spoiled by personal tragedy. robin gibb, another legendary voice of the disco era, died in london at the age of 62. here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." >> good morning, josh. tonight on "world news," more of
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the exclusive inside the terror zone. the big threat to america. on the trail of the bombmakers watch more tonight on "world news." most newly wed couples walk out of church to fans tossing confetti. not tim and beth. they tied the knot in downtown chicago and came face to face with the nato protesters. they were smack in the middle of the mob. leaving no time for the posed photos. still, they did end up with a one-of-a-kind picture they can show their grandchildren. she, understandably not happy. less than pleased. but, hey, mazel tov from all of us here at "good morning america." >> she did not look happy. >> at all. >> no. >> at all. >> that would really -- >> i know. but how about a little "pop news" to pick us up.
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good morning, everybody. pippa middleton has done it again, stealing the show at her friend's wedding. it was a raspberry colored dress. if you're thinking the dress looks familiar, it's the same forever dress, the style that kate wore in blue to announce her engamt to prince william back in 2010. pippa arrived without a date, but, we hear, got plenty of attention once inside the wedding. >> lara, a question. >> sam in the back. >> you to wear red to someone's wedding. is that appropriate? >>ive never heard that was an issue. it was raz berly. >> oh, i'm sorry. >> she went to the wedding. >> i think because it's the same dress that her sister wore when her engagement was announced. >> maybe the fascinator. >> i don't know. >> wow couldn't crop it into the photos. >> the fascinator?
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face nating. you have a crush on her, you're always going defend her. >> i'm taking a stand. come on the new york. >> have to update the news. >> um, country superstar miranda lambert is getting our attention this morning declearing in the new "self" magazine that skinny stars make me hungry. she feels she's her best at a toned size 8. she's banned cheetos from her tour bus. her drink of choice is the bacardi, crystal lite and a splash of crystal light. the randarita. a low-fat margarita. there you have it. a lot of followups i think. the first official footage
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of the new bond movie was released a few hours ago. hang on to your hats, the stunts look incredible. as does daniel craig. in the first scene, he's been analy analyzed. we get a glimpse of the bad guy, javier bardem. and "m" played by dame judi dench. it's been four years since the last bond film. it looks like it's worth the wait. >> i love that judi dench. she's tremendous. ladies, if you're trying to set the mood for your men, perhaps you should break out the man candle. candles are getting headacheover. for example, the two by four. the scent of saw dust. riding mower smells like fresh
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cut grass. and men-tone is a blast of spices, woods, and musks. and i brought some for you all. who wants men tone? this is man tone. here is -- >> what is man tone supposed to be? >> it's a blend. >> do you have take the garbage out now! >> i wish sam was in here. this is first down. >> what the -- >> pretty good. >> yeah. >> i say keep the tops on. >> oh, memories of mowing the lawn. >> you can have that. >> give me first down. >> we must whisk away. enjoy the scent. >> i want to say, this is not what the nfl smells like. i just want to say that. >> let me smell that one. >> can we go to sam before i get in trouble? >> we got a little rain drops right on cue. gang, we all voted. and the fresh cut grass candle was the winner.
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hey, tammy, where are you? tam tammy. tammy. where's my tammy? where are you? where are you? start from the beginning. >> good morning, america! >> that's what i'm saying. i couldn't find you in there, tammy. she was -- she had -- that's the best good morning we heard all morning. as the rain and showers start here, in the new york city and east coast area, we're looking in chicagoland. it's about 30 degrees cooler than you were this week end. this break in the cold air doesn't last all week. you'll warm up again. it's courtesy of the low. green bay, you're at 71. spokane, also at 71. it's cool and kind of cloudy in the northwest. we have the rain drops coming right now. that's
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>> yeah. definitely. i'm tied with you now. it's definitely fresh cut grass. i like this one, lara. i don't know about man town. the grass is good. here's a look at what else we have coming up on our "gma" morning menu. close encounters. when the red carpet becomes dangerous. and behind the scenes of the
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appears like another friendly greeting from a red carpet reporter. watch how suddenly the situation turns aggressive. this question eer lunges at the superstar. >> what the -- is your problem, buddy. he tried to kiss me on my mouth. he's lucky i didn't sucker punch him. sorry i said that on camera. >> reporter: this is not the first time the red carpet smoocher has tried to gain notoriety for himself at a celebrity's expense. last year, he handed these to madonna at t madonna. >> it made me feel upset when you, madonna, put the flower on the floor. i forgave you. >> i think reporters and paparazzi do extreme things. whether they're pranking or
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reacting in a moment. >> reporter: remember when tom cruise was hit by a hidel water pistol. >> why did you do that? you're a jerk. >> reporter: recently, tmz cameras caught kim kardashian being flour-bombed. and when sacha baron cohen took over the red carpet, nobody was safe. that incident may have been for publicity. but in cases like this, there could be serious ethical concerns. >> i think the reporter crossed the line. will smith was justified in defending himself. sit not professional to invade someone's personal space. >> and lil smith will be here on wednesday. william, katherine, donald,
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ready to face off on "dancing with the stars." cameron mathison went backstage for an exclusive sneak peek for the top secret rehearsals. good morning, cam. >> good morning, robin. tonight is huge. each of the couples will perform the free-style dance as well as a dance picked for them by the judges. tomorrow night, they have a 24-hour challenge. they get one day the hear and learn music for a dance that they get to choose. no wonder everybody is sweating. take a look. these are the dances the judges decided that finalists will per fortonight. william levy and cheryl burke will cha-cha. what did you learn about yourself? >> i knew how to dance and i didn't know it. >> reporter: come on. >> i would go to the party. >> deserves that much credit. >> thanks to you. you have to let mer -- she debts
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sad and starts smiling. i made you dance you're not telling me. >> reporter: the honeymoon period is over. >> it never started. >> reporter: katherine will dance the paso doble. >> i had a twinge in my back. thankfully, it's fine. >> reporter: the argentine tango is assigned to donald driver. >> you'll see cool tricks in there as well. >> reporter: during my interviews over the past two months, most preferred not to judge other dancers. but now that the end is here, and after eyeing their competition rehearsing yesterday, the final liists are talking. >> william is about showing off his buttocks. the thing that he's good at is his looks. katherine, she has the lines and the legs. she's beautiful and will go out and do what she needs to do. >> we love donald, don't we? >> donald's great. >> he looks like he's enjoying
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himself. >> he's an athlete. he knows exactly when to peak. i think he's saving it until the end. >> i think he's taking off his pants. >> that's what he's saving? probably, yeah. >> reporter: check out these photos from a book sent to "good morning america" by katherine's elementary school. check it out. check it out. >> this is so embarrassing. >> i have never seen that picture. that's me as mary in the school's christmas nativity. >> reporter: cute. i'm going give each final cup al chance to look into the camera and tell the viewers why they should vote for you tonight. >> okay, this is why you should vote for us. >> uh, uh, uh. we want our routine to make history with the free style. no one has done the trucks like we're going to do. ♪
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>> you guys don't have to, but we rould really appreciate if you do. we'll dedicate it to you guys. hopefully, we'll get to share this with you guys. >> and yes, you do have to vote for us. ♪ >> we've worked really, really hard. we're hoping to entertain you. >> keep it fun, classy, and explosive. thank you so much, we love you. >> yes, thank you. >> reporter: i will be there live in the ballroom tonight watching. for you football fans out there, i talked to donald. he said he will be back at the green bay packers this season, despite rumors online. unless you hear it from him, he'll be playing football in
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green bay again. i can't wait for the finals tonight. >> it will be something else. tonight, 8:00, 7:00 central. wednesday morning, our biggest afterparty ever. the winners will be here live along with the finalists. and their partners. so, it's a big three days here and we want you to join us. "dancing with the stars" is coming to an end. and lara, "the bachelorette" is just getting started. it's just begun. emily didn't find love after getting the rose on the final episode. the adorable single mother from the south is back. we'll talk to her live in a moment. first, let's get everybody up to speed on what's been going on so far. take a look. >> emily! >> reporter: on the season premier of "the bachelorette" single mom emily maynard introduced america to the 25 men
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competer for her heart. >> you ready for bed? >> yes. >> reporter: the show has moved to her hometown. >> the name is charming, prince charming. >> reporter: her potential suitors range from fitness models to mushroom farmers. they're willing to do anything to get her attention. >> what's going on? >> there's a helicopter? >> and i mean anything. >> it at one time man who made the flashyest entrance who got the first impression rose. it was single father doug. >> i think you should know that my dad is one of the greatest dads ever. because he always tuckes me in t night. >> reporter: it looks like emily will have her hands full getting to know the rest. >> here's to finding love in
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charlotte. >> emily joins us live. i want to ask you off the bat about some of though entrances. i have never seen entrances like these. i believe we had a helicopter, the break-dancer, the glass slipper, mr. prince charming. my favorite was the egg. we all discussed. an old lady. and a skateboard. what were you thinking when all of these were going on? what, these are my selections? >> kind of. to be honest. it was a great learning lesson for me. those guys that i normally would have skrus said, no way. i was forced to really get to know them. i was surprised by them. >> you said even the egg guy. >> so nice. you'll see. later on, i tell him, he needs to lose the egg. i told him. >> a little tough love. and you regret getting rid of the lady who was -- the man
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dressed up like the old lady. >> i do. i do. i think that took a lot of guts. and he was just trying to stand out. i have to give him some credit. >> i was glad you were not wooed by the helicopter guy. that felt like a lot. >> i thought it was going to be brad, honestly. i was getting nervous. so i was, um, relieved to see someone new getting out of the helicopter. but it was still a helicopter. >> what if it had been brad? he gave you the final rose, you got engaged, it did not work out. if it had been him, how would that have gone for you? >> i don't know what i would have done. knowing brad, he would never put himself in that position, so -- i was happy to see calin. >> why do this again? where are you and brad today? >> we're on great terms. we don't talk as much as we used to. probably a good thing to put space and distance between the two of us. and it worked out well for me the first time pip know people
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say, you didn't get married. it was a failure. but for me, falling in love is a success. >> you have the added -- you really need to think about your daughter. she's deft it initely a part of equation. how has it been for little ricki? >> she loves it. she doesn't know what is going on. i've never said the word bachelor or bachelorette to her. she thinks it's a very elaborate video she can watch many, many, many years down the road. >> hopefully a happy ending? >> i hope so. >> i know you no. i know you know. are you happy with the way things under the out? >> i am. i was happy before the show. i'm happy now. >> we wish you success. coming up here, bruce willis like you have never seen him.
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good morning i'm kristen sze a showdown looms at tonight's hearing over san jose's proposed 44% hike in water rates over the next three years because people are using less water but costs remain. it wants to add 23 new positions. an advocacy group with the public utilities commission suggests a smaller increase, 10% over three years and five new positions. >> let's see how your commute is going. injury accident in the fairfield area westbound jamison canyon past i-80, chp just arrived could be slower as we head away from i-80
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towards napa. bay bridge toll not that bad just beyond the end of the parking lot. golden gate bridge still a foggy commute. we'll talk to meteorologist mike nicco about
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still cloudy around the bay east bay south bay valleys starting to see sunshine in the 60s. noon cloud back to the coast
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upper 50s upper 60s to mid 70s through the bay low 80s inland cooler today compared to yesterday much cooler by [ cheers and applause ] ♪ the rain is not going to scare away this crowd. no way, no way. they're anticipating the summer blockbuster many cannot wait for, "men in black 3." >> there he is, will smith. you see him in the movie. you saw him on the moscow red carpet. he's all ready for action. he'll be here live with the cast on wednesday. we're so excited for that. right here on "good morning america." you like that song. >> isn't it the part of the movie -- i saw the screening yesterday. it's part of it. >> solid, solid stuff. need for speed? we got you covered. two of the fastest men on planet
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either earth, live, right here, days before they hit the track for the biggest show in racing, the indy 500. we're going to give you a sneak peek. >> robin knows about that. >> i was in the pace car one of the most memorable moments of my life. >> 130 plus? >> good times. that will get you hungry. emeril is here to make your memorial day the most delicious one yet. kicking up your side dishes. i love that he's thinking of the little things to make the memorial day blowout fabulous. see you soon. >> got some different ones coming. right now, we're moving to bruce willis. he's not all kinds of things going on. he talked about the big things going on with him to nick watt. you got an assignment to go to the cannes film festival. >> reporter: that's unfair. our bsz bosses are probably watching and new they think i'm goofing off. the cannes film festival is hard work. bruce has a new, wonderful,
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whimsical movie out, a new 6-week-old daughter, mabel rae. and he says that's why he's never been happier. we popped down to cannes to see the new zen of bruce. okay, here's bruce willis as most people know him. sweat, blood, undershirt. >> welcome to the party, pal. >> reporter: "diehard" mode. >> you're captain sharp? >> correct. >> reporter: and here's bruce in "moonrise kingdom." which opened the festival here in cannes. >> what do you have to say for this? >> you can't do this. >> reporter: wes anderson's portrait of young love blooming and adult love dying. >> does it concern you that your daughter has run away from home? >> it's sad and sweet. these people have got on the the age that they are and they still haven't figured it out. >> reporter: do you feel you have figured it out? >> i figured out this time, any way, that -- keeping it simpler
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is a lot more -- it makes things a lot easier. >> reporter: by this time, he means his marriage to emma heming, a model and actress. he was married to demi moore and they had three kids before they broke up in 2000. you have managed to somehow make your life work after divorce with kids. you have all stayed friends. how is that possible? >> if you put the kids first, it makes it easier. they need care, attention, love all the time. >> reporter: and put your own ego aside? is that sort of part of it? >> ego is dead. >> reporter: bruce attended demi and ashton's wedding. they attended when bruce married emma. how modern. bruce and emma now have a little daughter, mabel rae. >> changing diapers like a champ. i'm happier. even happier than i was. i was already happy. now i'm even more happy. >> reporter: and -- possibly too early to say, more kids? >> too early to say. too early to say.
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mabel rae is only 6 weeks old. >> reporter: 6 weeks? >> so we have a little bit of time. >> reporter: he came to cannes for the day from budapest, where he's back on the set playing john mcclane in "diehard 5." is he wearing the undershirt again? >> no, not yet. it's yet to be seen whether we get down to it or not. we're just having that conversation now. >> reporter: it's coming out valentine's day? is it a date movie? >> it could be. it could be a date movie. i don't know. that's a good question. ♪ our parents are to blame >> reporter: two of your daughters are on stage singing. >> thank goodness. >> reporter: any desire to get up there and join a band? >> no. i've retired from singing. >> reporter: have row? >> i sing to my youngest daughter now.
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that's the extent of it. >> reporter: what do you sing? >> anything. she doesn't know what songs are yet. she just knows she likes the sound of it. ♪ under the boardwalk >> reporter: are you giving your daughters directions? whispering in their ears. >> no. just where the bad guys are. you're supposed to teach the guys to be the bad guy. but your daughters, you have to watch out for them. >> reporter: i imagine for some poor teenager coming to take out your daughter, and there's john mcclane. you never pulled that? >> no, i tried once. but scout shoved me out of the way. >> reporter: now, the focus of the new movie, "moonrise kingdom" is two kids who fall in love and run away. it must be daunting for them to work with you, bill murray. frances mcdormand. did they handle it okay? >> i think they handled it much easier because i don't think they gave a [ bleep ] about who
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anybody else was. all right, we know they're together. >> reporter: you have the cliff claven pants. you've got -- your hair is an awesome actor in this. it's slightly sticky-outy. >> until help arrives, i'm deputizing the little guy. >> reporter: can you get into that because you don't take yourself too seriously? >> you saw the film. the absence of vanity. not a vain guy. and hair being what it is these days. i like my hair in that film. ♪ >> reporter: the movie is set on a remote new england island. the year is 1965. >> i grew up in the '60s. i remember how simple everything was. and now it just, come back around to it, not just because of the film, but just simpler is a lot easier. >> reporter: and the movie is a real escape, back to a simpler time. before cell phones and social networks. i really didn't want it to end.
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it's weird, wonderful. if you like wes anderson movies, you'll love this one. >> i do. i'm going to take that recommendation right to the movie theater. thanks, nick. and now to sam with the weather. >> we were just talking -- we were just talking with john. did you hang up on him? >> no, he's dry and he's on the boat. >> he's dry. we're not. josh had a rain-stopping implement as well. it says "good morning america" all over the top of it. good morning. no, no, no. continue. continue to protect us all, josh. thank you. here's what's going on. here's what's going on this morning. i love our audience, though. a little rain comes through times square. they don't go. they're right here. we'll start with the twitter pictures. snyder, texas, philly, as well. look at the rain on the eastern seaboard today. we're going to keep this up for two days at least, maybe a third. on the west coast, the heat is rolling.
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vegas at 101. phoenix at 107. all of that heat will not help the fire situation there. as a matter of fact, as the wind dies down, the fire will tend to follow the natural terrain. we're a little concern >> we are a hearty bunch here in times square. all that weather brought to you by walgreens. oh, josh elliott? >> oh, sam champion. here we are in times square. some call it iconic. and another iconic place, indy. the indy 500 is on sunday. we're here with two of the hottest drivers on the circuit, marco andretti and last year's
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runner up, j.r. hildebrand. the weather is saving me. you have both come real close. none closer than you a year ago, leading into the final turn. you lost things. what's it been like waiting 365 days for this sunday? >> i don't know, man. i think it's -- it's been a lot of fun. we've gone through a lot of stuff. it's turned into a positive thing for us. it makes you want it even more. it lets you focus on the little details and the process. leading up. to try to just put yourself in a position to be there again. it's cool. >> you're talking about a hair's breadth of room. and, well, marco. the last name, very familiar. generations. and yet, it's been some time since tan andretti has had the celebratory swig of milk. will it end this weekend? >> that's the plan. that's definitely the plan. it's been since 1969.
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>> how do you prepare? you're days out. what are the final preparations for the race? >> for our team, for andretti autosport, it was basely yesterday -- it was the last -- kind of the last day to run in race trim. we get an hour on what they call carb day on friday. you don't want to do a lot of tuning. you can fool yourself on that day. hopefully, we're ready already. >> you ready, j.r.? >> i think so. as ready as we're going to be. >> sam champion is a -- you are fashion and weather forward, sam. we do appreciate you getting in the car. what do you think? >> i don't think a real person can actually get in this. >> all right, while we wedge sam out of there, we want to thank j.r. and marco for joining us. good luck to both of you. you can see the race on sunday, starts at 11:00 a.m. on abc. coming up, a cat whisperer. if your cat's driving you crazy, we have the secrets. while we try to wedge sam champion back out of that
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okay, so where is the hottest, sexiest place to be this summer on friday mornings? that's right. it's the summer concert series. look who is coming. the beach boys, counting crows, neon trees, no doubt.
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it saall starts this friday wita summer kickoff party in central park as supersultry and supercool robin thicke takes the stage. brought you to by pepsi. live for now. oh, yeah, it's going to be one hot summer. so looking forward to our summer concert series starting this friday. but right now, we want to talk about our pets. not all of them behave as we would like them to. in the case of abc's dan harris, he's got one ornery feline on his hands. we called in expert help. shush, robin. someone we would like to call the cat whisperer. take a look. >> reporter: this cat will do anything you want. including sit like a baby. yeah. i've always considered myself to be something of a cat expert. i've played with tigers and clouded leopards. my wife and i have three cats at home.
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i have great relationship with the boys. there is steve and his twin brother, gus. but then there's ruby. she does not like me at all. that's why i called in this guy, a 275-pound, goatee-sporting, convertible-driving, guit guitar-playing, heavy tattooed dude who loves cats. at least superficially, you're not the stereotypical cat person. >> right. in terms of my goals this lifetime, exploding the concept of a stereotypical cat person is a huge part of that. >> reporter: his name is jackson galaxy. he's a cat behaviorist and a star on a reality show on animal planet called, "my cat from hell." on which he takes cats like this -- >> she freaked out and bit me and scratched me. >> reporter: -- and transforms them into this. >> this is the first time i've ever pet her.
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>> that's outstanding. >> reporter: so the other day, jackson came over for an intervention with ruby. >> hi, baby. hi, ruby. >> reporter: he gave me home work. >> for ten days, you're the only feeder. you allow her to come to you and dictate the terms of physicality to you. done. >> reporter: i tried to feed her and play nicely for a couple of days. it's starting to work. one more cat whose life is improved thanks to an unlikely cat whisperer. for "good morning america," this is dan harris, in my apartment in new york. >> and a personal note from dan. he says since we shot the story, he's slacked off a little bit. he and ruby have hit a backslide. but he is looking forward to -- you know, a long love affair with ruby. we thank you, dan harris. coming up on "good morning america," emeril's memorial day salad ploeout. emeril's memorial day salad.ororororororororororororor
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it is the unofficial start to summer, that, of course, being memorial day. and it's just one week away. this morning, we're getting ready to celebrate with delicious dishes for your holiday picnic. joining us now to help us kick-start the summer a little early, it's the one and only emeril lagasse. i have not seen you since mother's day. that was so special. >> thank you. she was a special lady. >> how many years has it been? 17 in? 20-something? >> we can't keep telling anymore. >> i digress. green beans. >> memorial day, kick the grilling season in. so why not do a couple of really special salads to go with that. >> let's do it. >> i wanted to share a cup of salads with you. the first being green beans. okay, these are chinese long
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beans. regular snap beans that you can do. blanch them so they're a little -- still have a little snap to them. in salted water. cool them down. and then what you want to do, we're going to do a little asian style to these. take some tear-drop tomatoes. right now, those are just getting yummy. we're going to spice them with a little bit of chili pepper. >> ooh. >> a little bit of rice wine vinegar. that's the acidity that will kick it out. a little bit of garlic. >> a little bit? >> some salt, of course. salt it up good. and fresh ground pepper as well. we have the chili pepper in there. >> so you don't want too much. >> and then sesame oil. a little toasted sesame oil and extra virgin olive oil. now what we're going to do with that is a little bit of toasted peanuts. and now what we're going to do,
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robin, is we're going to toss this -- it's very, very simple. very clean. very light. and really yummy. just a little different twist to go. >> how beautiful that looks. we have one down. excellent. >> so that's one. >> and now the one with the avocados and tomatoes. >> hi, buddy. how are you? >> you get right in there, huh? now, summer tomatoes. as the summer progresses, they're going to get even better. what we did is we just cut these in wedges. we're going to salt them with a little bit of salt first. toss them. and robin, one of the great things right now are vidalia onions. so we have some sliced vidalia onions. some avocado. those of you that are -- >> how do you scoop it out? >> we cut them in half. >> everyone has a different way. >> right. cut them in half. and then basically, you can take a knife, if you want to have slices of them, you can do this.
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>> i like that idea. >> you want dice, go this way. >> oh, wow, look at that. >> look at that! >> is there anything robin can whisk? >> perfection. >> wow. look at that. >> so there we have that. olive oil. >> you're getting eddie so excited. >> he's so excited. these salads are just getting him thrilled. what we're going to do is we're going toss this. >> hey, emeril. doesn't everybody have to eat this? once somebody's eaten onion, nerve the room has to eat it. it's true. everybody has to go for it. >> we have to put this on the platter and we can just take some fresh herbs and just -- that's it. >> that's beautiful. >> what is that? >> that is bulgur wheat. which is like tabouleh. we did a salad with chick peas,
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bulgur wheat, and feta cheese. this one is black beans, hearts of palm and peppers. sweet corn. >> i love the hearts of palm. >> four great salads. >> when it's nice and hot outside, you want clean and light. >> or pouring rain in times square. >> thank you very much. you can give your memorial day guests a treat with the salads. get the recipes on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo!. we'll be right back. >> you taste? >> yeah.riririririririririririri
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thank you, emeril. a big week ahead. princes william and harry this week. will smith. and "dancing with the stars," the afterparty. that is on wednesday. everyone will be here. have a great day. riririririririi
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good morning i'm kristen sze. engineers are keeping an eye on conditionses to determine when it will be safe to tow a battleship from richmond to southern california. -- the ship will become a new floating museum. >> quick check of your weather. we start withv%% sunshine by noon, a few clouds along the coast upper 50s most of us in the 60s and 70s around the bay 70s and 80s inland. tonight patchy drizzle possible. today cooler through friday. new crash south 101 wood side roadblocking lanes traffic slow because of earlier accidents --

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