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good morning, america. breaking now. a massive ice storm across new england. 1 million without power. nine dead, as extreme winter weather wreaked havoc across the nation. ice raining down on christmas shoppers. and watch this golden retriever rescued from a frozen boston river. the last-minute shopping frenzy right now. brawls breaking out over new shoes. and the best deals as lawsuits are launched against target as angry shoppers are lashing out and threatening class-action lawsuits over the credit card security breach. and this incredible moment caught on tape. a terrifying encounter up close when this couple runs into a moose on a peaceful drive. they are okay. the split-second scare over in a flash. i've never done anything so brave in my life. >> and right now, beyonce
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revealing how she really feels about her new album. just hours after she surprises customers with gift cards. her battle right now with two of the biggest stores coast to coast. ♪ good morning, america. are you ready for christmas? the empire state building is. check it out right there. a great holiday light show last night. a little music to go along with it. it is so much fun. >> it was so much fun. i was actually in the city with the family and they thought it was just about the coolest thing they've ever seen. >> i think they're right. >> all right, everybody this morning, it is deadline day for consumers who want obamacare health coverage. that takes effect on january 1, 2014. coming up quick. >> going to be a real crush of
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people trying to sign up today. people speaking out on three major stories. nigella lawson talking about her future the first time after that trial. duck commander phil robertson saying he's not backing down. at all before last week's controversy. and look at beyonce, releasing the new video, was in walmart over the weekend, making news as well. >> making news and friends. a little gift card action. now to the latest on the ice storm causing a big mess as so many of you are starting your traveling for the holidays. ginger zee is out in times square dealing with rain. good morning, ging. >> good morning to you guys. rain and around 60 degrees in new york city. you know that is not normal. you know something is topsy-turvy. let's get right to the maps to show you what is happening. this powerful cold front is creeping in, temperatures will drop through by tomorrow morning in some cases 30 to 40 degrees. look at the radar from the florida panhandle to new england, the same front that's been terrorizing the u.s. all weekend. >> just two days until
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christmas, and the weather is both naughty and nice. watch this. sheets of ice plummeting toward the last-minute shoppers in oklahoma city. overnight, a powerline igniting in michigan. ice-caked branches bringing it down. >> it will be ongoing until the ice melts from the branches. >> reporter: this morning, 40,000 homes are waking up in northern new york and vermont without power. an icy glaze invaded the weekend. and ahead of that icy mess, record-breaking warmth. from tanks to shorts in new york city, to a dramatic rescue on the charles river in massachusetts. crosby, a 5-year-old golden retriever, fell through the ice and was trapped. rescuers swimming out to get the frightened pup, clinging to firefighter's cold suit.
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crosby is cold but safe. in ohio, flooding forcing the evacuation of a retirement home. >> i grabbed by grandmother. >> reporter: firefighters racing in to get folks out. in kentucky, an suv driving through high water got washed downstream, killing three. freezing rain from oklahoma to new england led to wreck after wreck. more than 600 flights canceled and 4,500 delays. this car, in michigan, frozen solid, smothered in ice. that ice storm in new england one of the worst since 1998. we want to check in. in bangor maine's katie thompson. >> reporter: hi, ginger. the story here in auburn, maine, is the same that we have seen over the last couple of days. all across northern new england. check this out, this morning, a thick coating of ice on the trees. this is making trees heavy, power lines heavy. we've seen a number of outages over the past couple of days. we saw some freezing rain this morning. while it has stopped right now, check this out. the parking lot by this highway, is completely ice. this has made for tricky travel conditions. speeds are lowered on most of
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the major highways. they expect to stay that way as another batch of major moisture moves in. ginger? >> thank you, katie. we do want to show you also the temperature change all of the way to the south. it is not just here in new england and the northeast. it's all of the way to atlanta. numbers are going to plummet. we'll do the old slide today. from 53 today, atlanta stays in the 40s, as we go through the holidays. merry christmas to you. it will feel a whole lot more like it. george? >> thank you, ginger. to president obama now. he's enjoying the holidays with his family in hawaii as we approach a key deadline for obamacare. today is the last day to sign up for health insurance for anyone who wants coverage to start in january. abc's jon karl is in hawaii with the latest on where the program stands today. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. officials say they're ready for this. the first big deadline, big test. they say the website is prepared to handle a surge in traffic that's expected today.
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and the call centers have been beefed up. george, there are now 12,000 people available to take calls, helping people enroll, help them through that process. the president himself said that more than 1 million people have now enrolled through the health care law. i know, george, that is a big improvement, a massive improvement, in fact. as you know, the goal is 7 million enrollees by march 31st. they still have a long way to go. >> they do. the president has a long way to go on his vacation. will spend a full two weeks this year after his vacation getting interrupted last year. what have they been doing so far? >> reporter: it will be one of the longest vacations he's had so far. he's already had a round of golf. he took at family out for dinner last night. he took in a college basketball game. and, of course, the president is never truly on vacation, even when he's here in hawaii. he's been getting national
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security briefings on the situation in sudan and progress on the health care rollout. george? >> let's go to dan harris who is in for josh with the other top stories. >> good morning. we'll start with same-sex marriage, and a big fight in utah. a federal judge there has overturned a state law banning gay marriage. this morning, the state is going back to court trying to get the ruling put on hold. utah, with its large mormon population, has a long and staunch history of opposition to gay marriage. and breaking news outside of lanes. a tour bus veered off the road and ended up in a drainage canal in baldwin park. a number of ambulances were on the scene moments after the crash. at least 10 people were sent to the hospital. the extent is none known and no word on the cause. a developing story out of johannesburg, where a british airways flight ran into serious problems before takeoff. as it taxied to the runway, the wing of the 747 sliced through a building. the passengers were evacuated safely. there were no injuries except maybe to the pilot's pride. snow and ice not the only dangers out on the road right now. check out this video. a family touring along in their
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suv when a moose runs right in front of them. look at that in slow motion. we're told none of the passengers got hurt. sadly, however, no word on the moose. a big deal to report this morning for apple at a crucial time for that company. china mobile, the world's largest wireless carrier, will now sell the iphone. apple's growth has been slowing as of late. china mobile's 700 million subscribers could change that starting next month. new video of dennis rodman landing in china after another trip to north korea. the former nba star will not say whether he met with the country's mysterious young leader, kim jong-un. he's helping train north korean basketball payers for a game for kim's 30th birthday in january. and finally, santa on the sidelines. he was hanging out with the green bay packers at lambeau field on sunday. actually, that is injured packers' qb aaron rodgers in the santa suit. he's been photo-bombing his teammates for weeks. possibly to relieve the boredom
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of not playing, because he's got a healing collarbone. i have to say unfortunately for the team. santa did not help. they lost. >> that's too bad. >> it was a close one. a squeaker. >> and creating memories for all. >> thank you, dan. we turn to the latest on the firestorm that erupted online after a p.r. executive tweeted about her upcoming trip to south africa. her words so offensive to some, she lost her job over it and ignited outrage on twitter, and she didn't even know it until she landed. abc's gio benitez has more on the story. good morning gio. >> reporter: good morning, lara. she was the high-level pr executive called a racist after posting a stunningly offensive tweet right before boarding a plane. in the air, unaware she was about to get fired. this morning, justine sacco, who was a top publicist who up until now repped internet joints like, okcupid, and the daily beast. her tweet -- going to africa. hope i don't get aids. just kidding. i'm white.
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now she tells abc news, words cannot express how sorry i am, and how necessary it is for me to apologize to the people of south africa. she posted the tweet friday, right before jumping on a plane from lon do ton cape down south africa. she was offline for the nearly 12-hour flight. the whole time, millions were online, an explosive reaction. her reputation imploding. that hashtag, has justine landed yet, seemed to appear everywhere. >> this is one of the fastest responses and crash and burns i have ever seen from a tweet. it's amazing how her life changed really during the course of one flight. >> reporter: this photo reportedly shows sacco when she finally landed in south africa, on the phone, reportedly learning of the up roof for the first time. she deleted the tweet and then the entire account. >> her response was to delete the twitter account. that's certainly a start, but it doesn't go far enough to repair the damage she's done. >> reporter: so sacco sent a statement to "gma" telling us
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it is terribly easy to be cavaliere about an epidemic that one has never witnessed first hand. i am ashamed. her family reacting, too, saying this is not indicative of the type of person she is. she wasn't raised this way. it was just a comment she made and she and her family are devastated. >> and you might be surprised to hear this. sacco also tells us she was born in south africa, calling it her father's country. sparking more criticism that she should have known better. >> gio, thank you very much. we turn now to a lawsuit from u.s. navy sailors called to action after the tsunami in japan back in 2010. dozens of them are seriously ill. they claim the meltdown of the fukushima reactor is to blame. >> reporter: 24-year-old single mom lindsey cooper struggles with fear every day. >> my biggest fear is -- uh -- not knowing what's going to
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happen afterwards and not being able to take care of myself and my daughter afterwards. >> reporter: this former navy sailor says she suffers from a thyroid condition and fights issues related to overwhelming stress. she believes her health issues are a result of radiation poisoning from the fukushima nuclear plant. she's one of dozens of members of the u.s. military who said they became sick from radiation during their rescue attempts in the 2011 fukushima nuclear disaster. 51 in all are part of a lawsuit filed earlier this year against the tokyo electric power company that operates the fukushima plant. >> this was an accident waiting to happen. if a nuclear reactor cannot withstand an earthquake and it's located in a given location that's operated by the people, the tepco people, they're responsible. >> reporter: the judge dismissed the original lawsuit because of procedural issues. but she gave the plaintiffs until january 6th to make changes to her lawsuit and have her reconsider it.
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the suit claims tepco created an illusory impression that the radiation leaking out was at levels that would not pose a threat to the plaintiffs, and that the alleged misrepresentation prompted rescuers, including the plaintiffs, to rush into an unsafe area. abc news has reached out to tepco but has not received a response. for "good morning america," aditi roy, abc news, los angeles. and, lara, this target situation, the credit card hacking, keeps on going. >> the fallout continues. good morning. the giant retailer under massive fire this morning. after a major data breach, exposing the debit and credit card account info for as many as 40 million customers. lawsuits are being filed. linzie janis is following it all. >> a lot of people still worried at this stage. millions of stolen card numbers are flooding into the black market right now and the race to the courthouse has begun.
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this morning, angry shoppers lashing out at target, threatening class-action lawsuits against the retailer, including one filed in portland, oregon, alleging the store failed to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures. the secret service says it's investigating the alleged hack attack that target said compromised the credit and debit card information of 40 million customers nationwide, between november 27 and december 15. customers like tom white, whose credit card company alerted him. to suspicious activity. >> i noticed there was charges that were outside of the area, i guess. >> reporter: but white has his card. meaning the hackers must have created a copy. his bank wouldn't confirm if the fraud was connected to the target breach. but white says he shopped at the store twice during that 19-day window. >> pay attention to your statements. if something doesn't look right, just make sure that you don't
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waste any time disputing it. >> reporter: on sunday, the chargest bank in the u.s., jpmorgan chase, trying to lessen the blow, opening up a third of its branches to issue new cards to its nearly 2 million customers affected. on friday, target's ceo issuing this video statement to customers frustrated by long wait times to get through to its call center. >> it's unacceptable what guests are experiencing. >> reporter: it's unclear whether the chain's offer of 10% off all purchases over the weekend was enough to entice weary customers back to the stores. the u.s. is the top target. for hackers stealing credit card information. the main reason, we're still using cards that rely on magnetic strips on the back of the card that are relatively easy to copy. other countries have updated to cards like this one, that has a digital chip that stores the information and generates a unique code every time it's used. this card, this is one of mine from the uk where i used to live. it requires the use of a pin.
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the problem is, nobody wants to foot the bill here in this country. but when they do, things will be safer. >> are we hearing any move toward that? >> i imagine this will spark that conversation once again. >> it's amazing it went on for almost three weeks. thank you, linzie. now to the mad rush to stores for last-minute holiday shoppers. it's getting ugly out there. fights breaking out over the big bargains. reena ninan is on the scene in macy's. good morning, reena. >> reporter: good morning to you, george. i'm happy to report, no ugly scenes here. this macy's has been open since friday morning and there are deals to be had. these slippers, $22. stores are doing everything to win over your dollar, including getting creative with christmas delivery. start the clock. just two days to go before christmas, time is running out. for last-minute shoppers, some getting downright violent. >> whoa! >> reporter: the coveted new air jordan sneakers sparking brawls across the country.
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procrastinators are scrambling to find the best deals and the perfect gifts. >> i'm going in and out. i don't know what i'm doing. >> reporter: this year, not just shoppers are sweating it out the last few days. it's also retailers, with bad weather affecting large parts of the country, and an unusually short shopping season, no wonder sales are down from last year. today and tomorrow are critical for retailers to make up for lost ground. >> we have seen it ramp up in the last few days. so, obviously, you're getting people with a heightened sense of urgency. >> reporter: and if you think that this year's deals seem better than ever, you may be right. discounts are up 13% from last year. >> saved a lot of money today. that was nice. >> reporter: in addition to huge savings, many stores are trying to lure customers by extending their hours. some are staying open all day and night until christmas eve. from coast to coast, online shoppers are scrambling to place orders that will arrive in time for christmas. sears, kmart, toys "r" us
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all offer christmas arrival options on select items if you order today by these times. same go for amazon where some select items can be ordered as late as christmas eve for delivery in time for santa. it really is not too late. 37 macy's across the country open through christmas eve. coming up in the next hour i'll tell you the secret retailers don't want you to know about deals today and tomorrow. george? >> did someone say deals? >> okay, reena, thanks very much. ginger zee back inside. rainy outside. boy, so cold in the midwest. >> and you know that's coming here. and it is going to change. a lot of people want to know, is it going to feel like christmas? yes. it does here early on this monday morning. parts of the northern plains, wind chill advisories from kansas to illinois. chicago, it feels like eight this morning. it feels like 16 below in des moines. sioux falls, you feel like 30 below and that will be creeping east. ahead of it will be the heavy rain.
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some places close to an inch. from boston to d.c., some flood watches in effect for parts of northern alabama through maryland. something to watch out for if you're traveling today. check ahead on the flights anywhere on the east coast. your local forecast coming up in 30 seconds.
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>> two days before christmas, burbank, today, high 78. much of the southwest will be very warm. i'll show you how long that lasts in the next half hour. >> happy for them. >> yes. >> thank you, ginger. i am always happy if you have good weather out there. coming up here on "gma," celebrity chef nigella lawson speaking out for the first time. since the grueling trial. why she says she will survive and what her next move will be. duck commander phil robertson speaks out, too. he will not back down from his anti-gay comments. and beyonce's big move in
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good morning. i'm eric thomas. san francisco animal care and control is trying to find out how a little dog got mixed in with recyclables. the 10-week-old puppy was rescued after being brought in
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by a recology truck. let's get a check on this monday's traffic. here's leyla gulen. because of the 9ers game at the stick tonight game starts at 5:40, we have game service from muni 86 route starts at 2:00 p.m., 75, 77, 79 express and 87 start at 2:30. to good ideas to take mass transit to go to the game. we have this accident northbound side of 101 in san jose. doesn't appear to be blocking lanes but slow 101 northbound past the san jose
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good morning. 7:28 straight up. been tracking fog up in santa rosa. now visibility up to 10 miles per hour. that's good news because the temperature's around 31 degrees right now. we're in the 30s in a lot of inland areas all the way down into the south bay, but low to mid-40s around the bay shore and 49 right now in san francisco. our destination near record high temperatures, but look at all the haze out there. once again it is a spare the air day. no burning of wood.
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more than the music, i'm proud of myself as a woman. for taking some risks. what a surprise by beyonce. speaking out in a new video that came out. she was in walmart over the weekend. she was shopping and also giving out $50 gift cards to the shoppers there. a nice gift from beyonce. how would you like that walking down the aisle? >> i wonder what it would be like to maybe be putting beer in your basket, and she comes walking down the aisle. you may need to reach for one of those beers. also coming up this morning, tv chef nigella lawson speaking out for the first time since the grueling trial ended. why she says she'll survive it all and what her next move might be. >> you have to remember she
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wasn't the one on trial there. it sure felt like it. >> it definitely did to her. and more "duck dynasty" drama. we're hearing from phil robertson for the first time since he was suspended from the show for his anti-gay comments. he's not apologizing and his supporters are really fighting back on this one. >> sure are. >> they are indeed. an incredible story. so glad to share this with you. a mom who died in the delivery room. and came back to live to be with her baby it is amazing. it is, some are saying, a miracle. first the latest on nigella lawson from dan. >> she's been pretty mum recently. after a bruising couple of months, she's now speaking for the first time about her plans for the future. however, new developments over the weekend could make moving forward tricky for her. going by the orgasmic faces she makes for this promo for "the taste" she's ready to move on from an excruciating year.
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one that involves pictures of her now ex-husband grabbing her by the throat in a restaurant in london, and then the grueling trial of her two former assistants. acquitted just last week on charges of bilking hundreds of thousands of dollars. speaking through her publicist to a british publication, she said the past months have been extremely difficult. i'm looking forward to getting back to work and looking after my family. i will survive this and move forward. i just want to focus on my family life and work. in an interview, she also takes an apparent jab at ex-husband charl charles saatchi. a superrich man known to have weird eating habits. i don't find it odd.
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despite lawson trying to put her past behind her, it may not be so easy. british police announced over the weekend they'll take a look at her admissions that she used marijuana and cocaine. one of her assistants said lawson let her teenage children smoke weed. on the stand, lawson denied being an addict. saying she smoked an occasional joint and used cocaine a handful of times. but, the idea that i am a drug addict or habit ul user of cocaine is absolutely ridiculous. and an annonymous friend shade she was floored about the she's angry at her ex-husband who she blames for spreading those stories. friends say her plan for revenge is to succeed with her new show starting here on abc and her publisher promising to reissue her cookbooks.
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>> could she be indicted on these drug charges? >> she was the alleged victim here. now the authorities are talking about possibly investigating her for drug use and social services possibly coming in. because there are children in the house. this is a woman who has admitted to using drugs on a few occasions. if we are going to start investigating every person that admits to using drugs on a few occasions. there would be a lot of investigations. >> is there going to be an investigation? >> they have to say there is an investigation. there is not. they've made it clear they are not going to charge her. that this is going to end here. you know, when you get allegations like this, you want to make it clear, we don't want to give everyone special treatment. yes, we're going to look into this. yes, social service will be involved. i think that sends a horrible message.
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>> so much bad blood between saatchi and lawson. >> he threatened to try to get this money back. part of the reason was to make sure she testified in this case. i don't think there's a chance he'll sue her for the money. i think that was just a threat from his lawyer. you listen to what he said in the testimony. if he were to sue, that could be used against him. he was defensive and protective of her in his testimony in connection with this case, because she really did become the one who was on trial here. when you look back at who suffered the most as a result of this case, it wasn't the two former assistants. it wasn't saatchi, it was my general la lawson. >> and he pulled back some of the charges of drug abuse in the end. now to phil robertson. about a week after being suspended from his wildly popular show on a&e, the "duck dynasty" commander is now speaking out. this weekend, he talked about his comments at a small church in louisiana. matt gutman has the story. >> reporter: this duck is not backing down. phil robertson telling a bible study class sunday, he's not a hater, but adding i will not
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give or back off from my path. the patriarch ruffled feathers last week with allegedly anti-gay and racist comments to "gq" magazine. robertson telling the group that from the beginning, jesus said, it's a man and a woman, according to the daily mail and confirmed by abc news. he seemed to dig himself further into a hole likening being gay to being an adulterer and a liar. his son, alan, addressed the congregation, dead-panning hope your week went well, ours was kind of slow. but not necessarily bad. since a & e suspended him last week, bigger sponsors are hanging in. including under armour, walmart, cracker barrel said they would remove merchandise but they brought it back over the weekend.
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>> the family has a strong plan that they could market and eventually take elsewhere if things tonight work out. >> reporter: it's not like fans are seeing necessaless of the h clan. a & e is in the midst of a "duck dynasty" marathon through christmas. "entertainment weekly" reporting that the show's fifth season will feature phil robertson. losing the show could create a huge ripple in the swamps as lieutenant governor jay dardenne. >> i want to see the show continue. it's increased our tourism in the northern part of the state. i like to see that happen. >> reporter: they're likely to remain popular even if the whole flock leaves a & e for another nest. for "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, miami. >> interesting to see what is going to happen there. ginger zee in now with the weather. busy woman this morning. >> yes, the entire nation we're talking about especially out west, because we're going to see above average temperatures. look at this shot.
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out west. we're going to see much above average temperatures. a great shot from san diego, california. the sunshine, the surfer. the excitement. it will be surfable in los angeles. they'll be 76 today. slipping into the 80s. not bad at all. san francisco, staying mild. phoenix, you're up there. a toasty christmas. if you find one on the map, you'll do it in the southwest. now the pacific northwest, a different story. because a new storm hitting them today, we've got 1 to 2 inches of rain in some places and some of the higher elevations is going to see quite a bit of snow. snow moves through quickly. a ridge comes in. much better weather. >> this weather report brought to you by keurig.
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i was in chicago. i missed the warmth. it's going away today. >> it felt balmy. >> in the park, it was beautiful here. ginger, thanks. coming up, beyonce playing santa in walmart. she handed out $50 gift cards to every shopper. and you're looking live at macy's so many people shopping today. doesn't look too bad right there. we have last-minute deals and shopping strategies for you as the clock ticks closer and closer.
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♪ shopping shopping ♪ shopping shopping shopping, the sleigh bells ♪ top that. that's really fun. it's in newark, california. the house all lit up and playing the christmas can-can. it's a nice way to start this morning at 7:43. i just wanted to enjoy that moment. we switch gears. beyonce and her battle against two of america's megaretailers, amazon and target. the retail giants in one corner. they've refused to sell her newest video cd because she gave to it itunes first.
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for a one-week period. now beyonce is showing they may just have to deal. linsey davis is here with more on that. >> good morning, lara. in new video released last night on beyonce's facebook page, she said minutes before the album was reluse leased, she had doubts. she envisioned the worst possible things that could happen. so far, the only fallout from amazon and target. the drunk in love diva dazzled as she arrived at her new york city album release party over the weekend the. the same album she kept secret. >> i have never done anything so brave in my life. >> reporter: and in this video released overnight, the singer came clean. ♪ drunk in love >> i really, really wanted to surprise people and for them to hear the art. and it not be about the hype and the promotion.
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>> reporter: while the album's release left target and amazon shunned, both target and amazon are refusing to stock the cd version of the 32-year-old's self-titled album. the problem, when beyonce wowed her fans earlier this month with a visual album, she sold the album exclusively on itunes. where it set a new itunes record, selling more than 1 million copies in just five days. ♪ in the darkest night >> reporter: the one-week exclusive deal with itunes made an impressive $9.5 million. still, while most retailers are choosing to sell the album, target and amazon are united in their protest. >> what amazon, i think, target is saying to the labels in general, you can't boss us around anymore. you can't tell us what you get a piece of and what you don't.
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>> reporter: when we tried to talk to them, amazon refused comment. target gave us a quote. we're focused on albums that are released in a video format as all other for mats at the same time. another unexpected move. >> attention walmart shoppers. >> reporter: she paid a surprise visit to this massachusetts walmart. she gave all the shoppers inside $50 gift cards. almost $38,000 in free money. and then dropped one of her own cds into her own shopping cart. >> merry, merry christmas from beyonce. >> reporter: there are reports that amazon may take further action against sony music and columbia. for giving preferential treatment to apple, but in the meantime, those sales continue. the reign of queen b. >> i'll say. spectacular. >> and you always want an extra copy of your own cd. >> a great gift. speaking of, last minute,
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last minute, last-minute shopping strategies and deals for all of you who are still doing it. and "play of the day" time. dan harris taking over. >> i'm nervous. it's a good one. d" and "quick -- duck!" luckily, walgreens is always nearby, so it's easy to get in and out for extra stocking stuffers... or anything else you might suddenly need. stop by walgreens anytime for hershey's kisses chocolates, gift cards, and more. plus most stores are open christmas day. here at the corner of happy and healthy. yeah. she's been to london, paris and her son plays baseball. you psychic?
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right then, here's "the play of the day." >> we got a good one today. check this hout. look at this. a santa scuba diving. those are his kids at the mall of america looking up at, first
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lieutenant nick aldrich who went scuba diving at the mall of america. >> they thought it was a random santa. >> it's dad. >> he did it all to surprise his four kids. this was the first moment when he met 7-month-old esme. he was in afghanistan for 11 months. he's part of the 850th engineering company at the minnesota national forward. >> that is one of the best ones yet. >> i love it. i love seeing these. this is a particularly imaginative one. >> and this time of the year so nice to have every family home that can be. >> absolutely. >> we say thank you so much for your service. >> for those coming hope right now, magical. >> how about the reunion with the 7-month-old? >> magical.
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good morning. i'm eric thomas. developing news in san francisco. police are investigating a shooting outside a nightclub that left a man in critical condition. it happened on howard street near first shortly before 2:00 this morning. according to witnesses the temple nightclub was packed with people when shots rang out. search is underway for the gunman. police say the victim hit in the stomach is not cooperating with investigators. here's mike with the forecast. mother nature not cooperating if you want to burn wood. a spare the air day today. low to mid-60s, near record highs, we'll probably fall short, close in san jose. accuweather seven-day forecast,
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even warmer tomorrow through thursday. leyla. mike, in san francisco we have a possible -- advised to avoid market and muni could be impacted at this time. eric.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. we're going one on one with everyone's favorite superstar. >> oh, that's into cool. >> jennifer lawrence revealing what happened after this moment. >> i should have probably kept that a secret. and just 48 hours to rock your holiday. did you wait until the last moment to get your gifts in the tricks and tips to shopping for everyone, naughty and nice. and a dazzling live performance from cirque du soleil ahead, as we say -- >> all: good morning, america. our good friends from buzz feed with the little sleigh coming in.
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they have a lot of fans in the studio this morning. rachel, christine. and rachel, tell us about what we're seeing here. >> we're calling it a slight of eggnogs. it can get boring. we made three flavors of eggnog. to give it a little twist. >> spiced with -- >> very -- >> i'm sorry to tell you, they're not spiked. but -- >> we're following fcc regulations. >> what are the different ones? >> the green is a peppermint. then a gingerbread. you have that or the mocha. >> this is mocha. >> it tastes a little bit like a fr frappucino. i love the gingerbread. >> that's my favorite. >> thank you. >> the recipes for you on what a nice twist to eggnog.
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also coming up. an extraordinary story. a mom who died in the delivery room but was revived to be with her now baby as you see right there. they're calling this a medical miracle. >> an unbelievable story. you need to see it to believe it. especially this time of year. and then also, it started -- "saturday night live" start off with a bang and it did not let up. there's the reason why. justin timberlake. jimmy fall l mi famy fallon. magic on and off camera. the broadcast made us giggle the. >> they were making each other giggle. >> you could tell. >> when they lose it. >> oh, we're going to see more of that comes up. first, dan, bring us news. we're going to start with the dangerous storm bearing down on the eastern third of america right now. hundreds of thousands of people are without power as we speak around the great lakes.
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at least nine people are dead from flooding in tennessee and kentucky. all this comes as people head home for the holidays and out to the malls for the last-minute shopping. speaking of shopping, target customers still outraged by the massive breach of their credit card information. sales sti s sill off this weeke. an amazing story out of seattle. a teenager's glasses are credited with saving her life. the 16-year-old's home was the target of a drive-by shooting. a bullet hit the bridge of her glasses,slowing it down enough so it did not cause a fatal wound. the shooting believed to be gang-related. the skyline of michigan looking very different this morning. [ explosion ] and down it came.
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that was flint's tallest building. brought down by 1,000 pounds of explosives. they're putting a plaza on that spot. who says vacations are easy. check out the first family at a basketball game in hawaii. the first lady yawning. her brother, her team, oregon state, they were playing a basketball game. the family showed up to give their support. turns out they lost to akron. finally, a story that will restore your faith in humanity. neighbors have replaced thousands of dollars of christmas gifts a soldier in afghanistan bought for his family after they were all stolen from his home. the family gets another present. he's now home from his tour of duty. great for those neighbors. >> that is fantastic. thank you, dan. "pop news" coming up. first let's get weather from ginger. >> george, i can't get started this crowd is so deep.
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the holidays bring out the best folks here in new york city. can you tell? look at the faces all together. obviously all siblings. all five of them want to say hi to dad. what's dad's name? >> all: dave. >> dave, good morning. sorry you're not here this morning. things will change. look what's happening in boston. look what the roads look like. not good. you have thick fog. visibility is very reduced. check ahead when you have flights or anything to do with the travel. an idea of what is going to happen. the temperatures are about to plummet. not just here in new york city but all the way down the m mid-atlant mid-atlantic. delaware, washington, d.c. and the record high, again, will happen in orlando today. near 90 degrees. they're going to stay in the hot pocket.
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>> look that. you can see all of us. so cool. i love that drawing. lara, back to you. >> thanks, ginger. here's what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." just ahead, jimmy fallon, justin timberlake, magic on snl. and guess who ap's entertainer of the year is? we'll tell you first. it's a "gma" exclusive. and where to find the last minute deals for less. and miracle mom. how she died in the delivery
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coming up, just 48 hours to rock your holiday. if you waited until the last minute to get your gifts, not to worry. we have amazing shopping strategies for everyone on your list, both naughty and nice. stay with us. list, both naughty and nice. stay with us.
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♪ last minute deals on toys and gifts. ♪ ♪ that's my holiday, ♪ that's my kind of holiday. ♪ wrap it up, pop, lock and shop, ♪ ♪ buyin' presents that i forgot. ♪ ♪ that's my holiday. ♪ maybe i'm wrong ♪
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♪ and nobody ever says goodbye ♪ ♪ ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪
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♪ that's my kind of holiday. ♪ the jingle of the day. look at that house. brian larson. elburn, illinois. 2400 strobe lights. six lasers. 1 million l.e.d.s. >> he's environmentally friendly. >> a supercharged beethoven. right there. pretty cool. >> we always play them. we always like them. and i always wonder what the neighbors think. >> i'm wondering what beethoven is thinking. >> we'll have to ponder that. >> we'll talk about it later. >> it's time for "pop news." we begin with hopefully exciting news. i thought this was. the goddess of fire has vanquished the titan of twerk. >> what does that mean? >> translation, jennifer lawrence has beaten out miley
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cyrus for the associated press entertainer of the year. this is a "gma" exclues pisexcl. you're hearing it here first. they chose the hunger games heroine over cyrus by a single vote. both of them had amazing years. but for lawrence? the oscar for "silver linings playbook." becoming the face of dior. drawing rave reviews in her film "american hustle" and that little "hunger games" thing. and we have a brand-new interview coming up with her later. it all works together like that. this weekend, not sure if you caught it. it was the last episode of "snl" for the year. they did not disappoint. hosted by jimmy fallon with musical guest justin timberlake. the pair, such good friends off camera. proved quite the comedy duo on camera, from their epic wrapup on the year.
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[ applause ] >> okay, okay, well guess what? [ screaming ] you -- holy moly. you are not the only one -- >> get it, they were wrapped up like presents. you get the picture. we'll give this one a shot. hosting the episode of the barry gibb talk show. ♪ ♪ blaming it all on the hustle ♪ talking about praying it down ♪ >> that is amazing. i mean, so much fun. throughout the show, they could barely keep it together, as you might notice in this round of celebrity "family feud" with timberlake playing fallon. >> so many great answers. so many. so great. so great, my man. steve -- [ laughter ] >> looks like it got the stamp of approval from fallon, who just could not keep it together.
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it was a star-studded "snl" featuring cameos from paul mccartney, madonna, and mayor bloomberg who vuz so, so funny. >> could barely get it out he is such a fan. finally. a merry christmas mashup from our friends in the animal kingdom. it's goat-ily awesome. i bring you "we wish you a merry christmas" the mountain climber's edition. ♪ you know i love a good goat story, george. >> are you kidding me? >> george. >> who doesn't love a good goat story? >> these are all real. >> i have a -- it's like one of my favorite animals. >> we're heading into christmas. >> if this doesn't say christmas, i don't know what does. >> did you edit this at home? >> i did. those are all mine.
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no, those are not my goats. i did not edit that. thank you, youtube. that's "pop news." >> thank you, lara. >> i could watch it all day. i got your back, lara. good news for everyone not done holiday shopping or just tired of the goats. lots of bargains. reena ninan has it for us. you're in macy's. in herald square. >> reporter: that's right, george. great deals. winter clothing. some of the best deals. these fleeces are about 50% off of calvin klein here. but shoppers are pretty savvy. they know the best deals are today and christmas eve. that 20% and 30% off is just not good enough. ♪ holiday procrastinators rejoice. this morning, plenty of good reasons to deck the malls. less than 48 hours left until christmas, there's a desperate push for last-minute deals. while holiday store discounts are up 13%, the highest levels
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since 2008. retailers don't care if you're naughty or nice. they're slashing the price. apple discounts are not easy to find. but if you can make it to walmart, 128 gigabyte ipad air is 40% off. best buy is offering the iphone 5s 40% off. for $124.99 with a two-year contract. and what about the little tykes? from now until christmas eve, kohls will give you $10 for every $50 you spend. like this sofia the first doll. 50% off scooters, prices are as low as $20. order online by 4:00 p.m. christmas eve, you can pick it up at the store in time for christmas. unsure whether you're going to
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get a great deal? go to see who scores the best deal. and everybody knows that the football season, the super bowl is in january. i'm not talking about sporting events. we're talking about the football super bowl here at the shopping stores. the best deals after christmas. retailers don't want you to know some of those sales begin starting christmas eve. be sure to ask around about that. if you don't have time to go, be sure to hang on to your receipts. some will price-adjust. >> thank you, reena. now that we know what to get, the question is where to get it and how to get it in time for christmas. retailers are working overtime literally, to get your last-minute holiday dollar. becky worley knows all the tricks about how you can make the most of it. check it out. >> reporter: yep, christmas is -- yikes -- wednesday. but not to fear. i've got secret tips.
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insider insight. my research reveals good news. this is the year for you procrastinators. 37 chains offer radically extended hours from today through 6:00 p.m. on christmas eve. toys "r" us is nuts. they're open until 9:00 p.m. christmas eve. a little tip. the least crazy time? early morning before work. [ horn honks ] hello, parking spot. you'll make better buying decisions. maybe you're wishing you could buy online. why didn't i fire up the old browser earlier. you missed the shipping deadline. not to worry. i have ideas. first, lots of online retailers offer expedited shipping guaranteed to get there in time for christmas. amazon's one-day delivery deadline is the 23rd. but it will cost you. they have same-day delivery christmas eve in some cities. lots of online retailers offer
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ship to store. you buy it on the internet, pick it up in the store. you avoid the crowds in the aisles and all the impulse buys. get in and get out. what about the gifts that need to go to folks in another city? yeah, you should have ordered those awhile ago. okay, options. you can buy an egift card. it can be e-mailed and in some cases posted and redeemed via facebook. you could use task grab it. what is that 1234 it's a service that lets you hire errand runners all across the country. people ready to shop, wrap, deliver the gift to mom that you should have bought awhile ago. for "good morning america," becky worley, abc news, san francisco. >> thank you, becky. all of you are sending ideas. gift cards mailed in huge boxes filled with packing peanuts. my family hates me. but it's cool. megan said i go in the last hour before stores close up for the night. no one's out.
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two good ones right there. >> sounds like a relaxing option. even if it is 2:00 a.m. thank you, george. now to a story that has really touched all of us. it's about a mother who beat the odds after dying while delivering her baby son. and miraculously, coming back to life. now she's telling her incredible story. how she instinctively knew something was wrong and how that sense may have saved her life. abc's paula faris has the story. >> reporter: this moment with her son, jacob, is one stephanie arnold thought she would never live to have. >> within a second of him being born, i coded. i seized and i coded. and i was clinically dead for 37 seconds. >> reporter: the complication began when she was diagnosed with placenta previa. a condition where the baby's placenta covers the cervix. >> the radiologist came in and said it's not a big deal. a lot of patients have it. a lot of pregnant women have it. you need to take it easy. don't worry about it.
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from 24 weeks on, i had a strong, strong premonition that i was going to die. i started to write good-bye letters. i sent out a couple of good-bye letters. >> reporter: when she went into labor in may, she began to hemorrhage. her heart stopped. doctors were able to revive her. she spent six days in a coma. >> what i learned caused it was a very rare event called an amniotic fluid embolism. >> this is where you have an allergic reaction to amniotic fluid. the fluid can enter the bloodstream during delivery. >> reporter: afe affects 1 in 15,000 deliveries in north america and is the second leading cause of maternal death in the u.s. >> really lucky to have survived. i'm having issues in recovery. the majority of people that survive this have severe neurological damage. i'm fortunate not to have that. >> reporter: for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york.
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>> wow. abc news senior medical contributor dr. jennifer ashton joins us now. and i'm sure a lot of people are wondering. did she really die? medical terms, your interpretation? >> this is the real thing. this is flat line, cardiac arrest, full resuscitation. very, very rare as we heard. but again, the thinking is that at the time of delivery, the amniotic fluid, which is fetal property, gets exposed to the mom's circulation. it is like an anaphylactic reaction. followed by uncontrollable bleeding. unable to clot. fatality rate is huge. about 1 in 2 moms will die. the fetus is also at risk. those who do survive have significant long-term neurologic problems. >> any warning it could be coming? >> you know, she talked about
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this sense of foreboding. i say it all the time, in general in medicine, but in obstetrics, trust your instincts. this is a thing we can't explain if medicine. but when you hear a woman so nervous that something is going to go on, we sit up and take notice. >> what do you do if somebody comes to you with a sense of foreboding? >> reassure them. practice proper medicine. this is something that we don't know what the associated risk factors are. because it is so rare. in obstetrics, 99% of things go smoothly. when things go wrong, they tend to go wrong in a big way and you have two lives at stake. >> a lot of female viewers watching. many of them hopefully pregnant. is there anything they can look for? >> not really. this is why we say most of the time, women, yes, they can give birth at home and everything will be fine. when something goes wrong, you need full anesthesia staff, blood bank, the ability to get a full resuscitation. and that can only take place in the hospital. as much as we don't like a lot
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of monitoring, that type of monitoring saved this woman's life. >> amniotic fluid embolism. a true miracle. thank you trchlt dr. ashton. coming up on "good morning america," we're one on one with the a.p.'s entertainer of the year. just announced. jennifer lawrence is here. dishing on her role in "american hustle." and a live performance by cirque du soleil. live. >> i can't wait to see that. que du soleil. live. >> i can't wait to see that.
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good morning. i'm eric thomas. b.a.r.t.'s general manager says she will recommend the board of directors approve a new deal reached between b.a.r.t. and its union. over the weekend the two sides reached a deal that granted employees up to six weeks of paid leave. union leaders are also expected to take the deal to their members for a vote soon. time now for a look at the monday morning commute. here's leyla gulen. >> thanks so much, eric. good morning everyone. we did earlier report that there was a possible bomb threat. looks like it is all clear right now. market street between stewart and main street police have cleared that area. we have this sigalert though the old bay shore highway onramp to northbound 101 in san jose is still shut town. will be for the next few minutes
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because of an overturned big rig there. eric.
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all right. we're back. and we're above freezing everywhere with 40s around the bay shore except for oakland at 39. we have mid to upper 30s inland except for antioch at 40. let's talk about this afternoon as we look from the tower back towards marin headlands. thin film of haze, poor air quality, spare the air 15th of this season, 25th of the calendar year, which is a record
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since they've been keeping spare the air since 1991. accuweather seven-day forecast low to ♪ a little gift for christmas right there. disney's cirque du soleil. they've been going strong. they're live in the studio today. >> that was dan singing. >> they're all energetic. lots of coffee. there's a lot of them. i was like, please, one cup. hey, also coming up, rip ard bl richard blais. one of our favorites. a swedish dish. swedish meatballs. and a brand-new interview with jennifer lawrence. today, by the way is the
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last day to search for our secret santa. find him, answer a quick quiz, you could win up to 500 bucks. to find out how to play and see the complete rules, go to on yah ! yahoo!. >> we're showing him with bowls. >> we want to make sure people are paying attention. >> are we going to move him now? >> now it starts. >> now it starts. okay. be observant. >> we show him, say look for this guy. then we move him. >> but $500, you could win. first, a gift to share are all of you. it's a "gma" holiday mashup. wrapped up and mashed up by deejay steve porter. take a look. ♪ beginningle bells jingle bells next stop is party ♪ ♪ deck the halls holiday party
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what a great way to start the holiday season ♪ ♪ so much to get to cool, let's go speak up that is awesome ♪ ♪ good morning erks america i do not like green eggs and ham gifts for the holidays wrapping and just put your feet up ♪ ♪ excuse me special time of year and we want the bring joy oh, it's santa ♪ ♪ tom hanks sorry i interrupted good morning, america good morning, america ♪ ♪ can you hear me, america, i'm talking to you ♪ ♪ could be true deck the halls where did it go ♪ ♪ pick you up and we're sharing in love "gma" rocking the holidays rock the holidays ♪ ♪ live here vatican city we met the pope but wait there's more ♪
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♪ katy perry i smell roses this is something different for you can i do the vanna white with the big reveal ♪ ♪ garth brooks ginger zee ginger zee bringing weather and i'm talking about the fireplace ♪ ♪ have you heard about this not surprised jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way oh, what fun it is to rock 'n' roll with "gma" ♪ ♪ deck the halls. it's a party gorgeous yesterday ♪ ♪ good morning, america holiday party rocking the holiday don't stop the party have a fun and safe holiday season good morning, america ♪ >> keep it classy, "gma." >> thank you, deejay steve warner. >> how about barbara walters and paul rudd?
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>> to see the rest, go on yahoo!. now to jennifer lawrence. could it be two oz cscars in a . she's reteamed with david russell in "american hustle." >> reporter: at just 23, jennifer lawrence is one of hollywood's most sought after stars. >> hey, tiffany! >> reporter: to her performance in "silver linings playbook." she may be poised for a second win. >> another fire. >> no, danny, not that one. we have to use the big one. >> i told you not to put metal in the oven. >> just get another one. >> i don't want another one. i want the one that car mine gave me. >> i want the one that cargave me. why don't you marry carmine? you want to be more like
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carmine, why don't you build something like he does? instead of your empty deals. bring manager in the house that will take all the nutrition out of our food and then light our house on fire? thanks god for me. >> reporter: she plays rosalyn. the wife of christian bale's character. what about this film drew this to you? >> i wanted to go on vacation. i didn't want to want to do the movie. i had so many ideas i would get so excited about. it was one of the most stimulating times of my life. >> reporter: her finger nails became a character of their own. >> yes, they did. the top kout koet, it's perfumey. >> it was a metaphor. being beautiful and also rotten. it changes the way i moved my hands. the way that heels change the
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way you walk and a costume changes the way you carry yourself. >> reporter: the role is a far cry from her title of america's newest sweetheart. julia roberts said you were too cool to be america's newest sweetheart. >> wow, that's so cool. julia roberts talked about me. >> reporter: she's not the only one. >> you got a fan here. >> reporter: remember this moment. have you spoke on the him since? >> no, he sent me flowers and a bottle of crystal and a note saying missing you already. not the brag. i should have probably kept that a secret. it could be between me and jack, but -- >> reporter: it's that girl next door exuberance that we love. can we just pan in? >> i want to keep these. these are the most incredible shoe ever. >> reporter: they're stunning. >> i built my whole day for
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these shoes. >> she's so much fun to watch. >> in my head, we're such good friends. >> "american hustle" in theaters nationwide. back to ginger for the final check of the weather. and the energy out here on this rainy monday morning. so many people out here. including rylynn. wanting to say one thing to grandma. >> hello, mimi. >> hello, there, mimi. in ft. worth, texas. let's check the forecast. how about the river there in idaho, about to get stormy just after that picture was taken. and the tennessee pic there. look at the numbers. so mild. baltimore, 60 early on and falling temperatures down to close the freezing. so many of the cities going to be changing on the east coast. i think a lot of people asked
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♪ look at that spread. "gma" rocking the holidays with our friend, richard blais, whose new show cook your -- let's say buns off. he's here with twists perfect for your christmas table. >> this is oh, my goodin', my friends are coming over, it's a holiday party and i have no preparation. >> were you just listening to me? i was just saying that. >> i have no food to cook. what do i do? i opened up my fridge. i'm cooking snacks that are
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already this people's fridges. >> swede-ish meatballs. kind of like swedish meatballs. onion and garlic. cook it. chill it. add it to our meatball mixture. and i've heard that santa may or may not be somewhere around this set is what i'm hearing. he may or may not. >> he may will hiding in plain sight. >> he may have had onion in his beard. parsley, onions. a good twist of black pepper. make meatballs out of them. and then we start to sear them. we have the meatballs cooking away. the ricotta go ifs there and gives it that sense of fat. this is all lean meat. >> how lean can we go? >> 90%, 99%.
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>> what makes them swedish? >> the sauce. usually, it's the spices. right? it's allspice, cardamom. it's the spices that go into it. we'll make the sauce. this is some harisa, a north african condiment that has nothing to do with sweden. we add chile paste to it. these are other snack. grapes i popped in the oechb on ricotta and toast. >> how long do you sear it for? >> a minute or two. pop fit the oven. >> and the grapes in the oven sounds treacherous. >> leave them on the vine, put it in the oven. on toast with cheese. >> the olives?
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>> olive with orange juice. and potato chips with caviar. that's how i roll. >> your meat balls are so rounded. mine are so flat. how do you do that? ment skill. years and years of my craft. if they're not round, they're not round. >> they're meat squares. it's all good. they taste good. you can find richard's recipes for all the dishes you just saw and the olives are divine on on yah ! yahoo!. coming ♪ last minute deals on toys and gifts. ♪ ♪ that's my holiday,
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♪ that's my kind of holiday. ♪ wrap it up, pop, lock and shop, ♪ ♪ buyin' presents that i forgot. ♪ ♪ that's my holiday.
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♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. 15 years ago today marked the first performance of cirque du soleil's blockbuster show, la nouba. that happened at walt disney world's downtown disney. since then, 9 million people have seen it. live this morning, here's cirque du soleil to bring la nouba to you.
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♪ [ thunder claps ] [ animal howls ] [ woman screams ] [ dog barks ] ♪ ♪ [ singing in foreign language ]
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welcome back. it's 8:52. you know adam scott from "parks
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and recreation." but his only recreation in "the secret life of walter mitty" seems to be torturing ben stiller. as his deliciously despicable boss. take a look. >> give me the toy, man. >> no. >> give it to me now. >> no. you can't just take my duck. >> it's mine. >> give it to me. >> stop fiddling with sweet and little men. >> i'm trying to do my job! [ bell ringing ] >> are you the tin man? picture. >> so good. and here, we want to give you stretch armstrong. >> oh, thank you very much. >> merry christmas. >> oh, wow, he's changed over the years, hasn't he?
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>> he's not very stretchable. congratulations on the film. how did that feel playing as we call it a despicably delicious character? >> i just love -- i think mean people are really funny. and the way steve conrad and ben stiller put this character together was hilarious. and getting to work with them was great. getting to go and be mean in the movie, be the bad guy, is always fun. >> ben stiller, we all think is one of the greats. i wondered how much of what you said or what we see on camera was ad libbed, in the moment. >> yeah, very, very little. it was such a well-written role in such a well-written movie, i wouldn't dare change a word. steve conrad did great job. >> we had the whole cast of "anchorman "here. they were going a very different direction. >> ben gave a take to mess around and do what we wanted. but there was really no need because there was such a great
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script. >> i like the beard. >> uh huh. >> still sporting it. did you like it? >> i was happy to shave it off. >> kristen wiig said you're the nicest guy in the world, i believe, off camera. >> that's nice. that's nice. wish i could say the same about her. >> well, i know. i was trying to throw you the opportunity. >> well, i'm not going the take it. >> your character on "parks and recreation" so nice. real life, we hear, so nice. i'm certainly getting that impression. do you jump at the chance to play a role like this that's so different? >> it's fun. i call this character the a-hole from planet a-hole. >> i'm not sure what you mean by that. >> i don't know what that stands for. >> read between the lines. >> it's superfun. so different from my character of ben on "parks and rec." it's fun to be able to do something different. >> plans for christmas? >> rushing home tonight for los angeles to get there in time to call my kids down. hopefully, they'll get to sleep
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and wake up at a reasonable hour on christmas morning. >> good luck with that. >> thank you. it's not going to happen. >> adam scott. what a pleasure. "secret life of walter mitty." check it out. >> it opens wednesday, christmas day, nationwide. tomorrow on "good morning america," leonardo dicaprio. he's one on one talking about his new role up against adam scott. he's in "the wolf of wall street." >> adam scott, so much fun.
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good morning. i'm eric thomas. how about the christmas week forecast? here's mike. >> those who want to have fires and kind of the rockwell christmas thing, it's not going to happen this week. sorry, folks. beautiful orange hue on the bay right now. talk about air qualities, poor today, 15th spare the air, tath of this calendar year. that's a year record. this is the way it looks from the east bay hills, you can see the haze out there. also bring to your attention the fact it's going to be six to nine degrees warmean average. few record highs possible today all the way through thursday. leyla. mike, in solano county a four-car crash near highway 12. one car went into a ditch and one lane is blocked. we're not seeing any delays, so
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