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the house committee. we'll be watching and see how he does. "good morning america" is coming up next. good morning, america breaking news. house speaker paul ryan's big announcement this morning. he won't run for re-election, is this a sign that republicans are worried they'll lose the house? new details this morning about that raid on president trump's personal lawyer. abc news speaks to michael cohen, rattled after fbi agents stormed his home. he faces new questions about that hush money paid to stormy daniels as the president mulls a fateful move. will he try to fire robert mueller? mark zuckerberg grilled. >> it was my mistake. and i'm sorry. you >> the embattled facebook ceo back on capitol hill calling this an arms race with russia. after that bruising marathon session, are major privacy changes coming to the social media giant? and the one question he struggled to answer. mariah carey diagnosed with
bipolar disorder. the superstar singer revealing her secret battle to "people" magazine suffering in silence for nearly two decades. what drove her to finally get help and why she's telling her story first on "gma." ♪ baby there's nothing holding me back ♪ nothing but net. 32-year-old rookie andre ingram in his first nba game ever launching three after three after three. stealing the show at the staples center in his laker debut. the inspiring story ten years in the making. good morning, america. it's great to be back and great to be with you all on this wednesday morning. we're live on the west coast right now. and speaking of great -- >> andre ingram. you talk about great, he had a
great game last night. he's 32 years old. he's a rookie, he's made his nba debut with the lakers after being in a developmental league. he was draining three after three after three. wrapped up 19 points in his first game in the nba and that is what you call seizing your moment. >> yeah, never give up. speaker of house paul ryan decided he'll retire from the house. he won't seek re-election after nearly 20 years, most senior member in the house. want to bring in our senior congressional correspondent mary bruce. good morning. >> reporter: this is the blow to republican party and could have serious implications for the upcoming midterm elections. this announcement by paul ryan wasn't exactly unexpected, but the timing certainly comes as a surprise. he just told members of his republican congress he was
driven in part by personal matters a desire to spend more time at home with his family and three young children. but the political implication of this cannot be ignored. the republicans are facing an uphill battle in the midterms. it could other republican candidates not to seek re-election as well. now, paul ryan since he was elected speaker in 2015 has been in charge of this fractured caucus, many times struggling to get the moderates in and ha hard-right conservatives to come together. but he achieved tax reform. there's then his relationship with the president, which has been rocky say to least. paul ryan has had to go to white house, call the president and convince him to get on board with his own party's agenda. >> mary, this might be a sign to
other republicans to get out as well. two other dozen republicans have decided to retire. >> yeah, announcing they're not seeking re-election. the concern here is, paul ryan's decision then opens the door for others to make that move as well. it certainly sends a powerful message when you someone like paul ryan the party's most prolific fund-raiser, as they try to navigate to work with the trump agenda. for him to say he's not seeking re-election sends a strong message. >> he's not had a closers, personal relationship with president trump. >> not at all. he's struggled to walk this fine line. of course, he's trying to appease his members here on the hill and also appease the president and often his shifting positions back and forth, look at the fight over the last six months, immigration, tax reform. paul ryan right in the center
trying to negotiate that relationship with donald trump. let's bring in cecilia vega for more on that, not a real close personal relationship with president trump but we do have a tweet from the president. >> yeah, in fact, we were told from the white house we wouldn't hear from the president, but a tweet, he called paul ryan a truly good man, and while he will not be seeking re-election, he'll leave a legacy of achievement that nobody can question. with we are with you, paul. then-candidate donald trump called paul ryan a weak and ineffective leader. paul ryan initially declined to endorse the candidate trump. he did. we saw paul ryan do time and time again, since donald trump became president, this artful dance from trying to distance themselves from the white house. in the end, paul ryan became a
pretty predictable ally to the president. immigration, the president's comments, those controversial comments on charlottesville, most recently his plan on tariffs -- paul ryan really fought back and do this artful dance of trying to keep a distance. paul ryan on those tariffs really fired back publicly and found himself at war with the white house on that one. ultimately, 23 by our count, george, republicans are retiring. so many of them nervous about having to go home and answer to washington, the policies, and frankly the behaviors of washington right now. now, we know that paul ryan is among them, george, he's coming to dinner tonight with other gop leaders here at the white house. >> it's rough waters out there for republicans right now facing these missterms. in their districts, president trump still quite popular among red-state republicans. >> very much so. but you have this issue,
especially in wisconsin of tariffs and paul ryan is extremely worried about the consequences of a trade war, so many of those farmers in his state and other states around them, already fearful of how they will be hit hard on that, george, and you know he was going to have to go back and answer that. >> we have the news right now, house speaker paul ryan announcing he won't run for releshgs. se sill wra vega, thanks very much. robin. now to new details on those raise at on those raids at the office of the home of president trump's personal attorney, michael cohen, which has the white house also up in arms. we're learning the fbi was looking for records on that payment to stormy daniels. abc news spoke with cohen who described what happened when agents showed up at his front door and for that we welcome a new addition to abc news, happy to have kyra phillips here with us. she has those details. welcome, kyra. >> great to be here. well, everyone has been wondering what went down that
day when the fbi raided his home, his office and the hotel room. we're talking about michael cohen, president trump's personal attorney, for years. so, i called him up and that day he gave me the details. >> reporter: overnight, michael cohen spotted leaving dinner in new york city. speaking out for the first time about that raid on his home, office and hotel less than two days ago. cohen telling abc news the fbi agents didn't storm into his hotel room. they simply knocked. he described the operation as respectful and courteous. cohen says it was clear the raid wasn't a personal vendetta. but admits it was very difficult for his family. the agents seized electronic devices, phones and financial documents dating back to 2013. a source who saw the search warrant telling abc news cohen is being investigated for possible bank and wire fraud after that $130,000 payment to
porn star stormy daniels paying her for her silence just 11 days before the election. they want to know where that money came from and precisely how it got to her. daniels claims she had an affair with the president in 2006. >> it was entirely consensual? >> oh, yes, yes. >> reporter: something the white house has denied. six days ago, the president broke his silence on daniels, saying he didn't know anything about michael cohen's payment to her. >> you have to ask michael cohen. michael is my attorney and you'll have to ask michael. >> do you know where he got the money to make that payment? >> no, i don't know, no. >> reporter: the white house when pressed on tuesday -- >> good afternoon. >> reporter: -- would not say if cohen still works for the president. >> does michael cohen still represent the president? >> i'm not sure. i'd refer to you michael cohen on that. >> reporter: cohen has served as
he is very confident. he is talkative, he is humorous. he has no problem talking about the man he represents. this rattled him and his family. >> three different places at 9:00 in the morning. >> that's true. wonderful to have you with the abc news family. >> the energy here is pretty fantastic. >> and it's just wednesday. >> i can't wait for friday. can i hang out? >> welcome, kyra. >> thanks, guys. now to facebook founder mark zuckerberg in for another long day on capitol hill. this time the house will grill him after facing senators yesterday over those concerns ssout privacy and russian meddling. abc's senior congressional correspondent mary bruce joins us with the story. >> mark zuckerberg swapped his signature t-shirt for a suit and itok responsibility. >> we didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake and it th was my mistake and i'm sorry. >> reporter: but it wasn't kersgh for lawmakers. >> let me just cut to the chase, if you and other social media companies do not get your act in order, none of us are going to have any privacy anymore. >> reporter: his first public grilling a bruising marathon for the embattled tech titan. >> why should we trust facebook to make the necessary changes? >> do you think the average
consumer understands what they're signing up for? >> your user agreement sucks. [ laughter ] >> reporter: over and over again zuckerberg was pressed on user privacy. going to keep on getting better at this, and we need to invest betteep getting better on this too. >> reporter: leaving the hearing lawmakers not convinced he can tackle these challenges on his own. now, many lawmakers we've talked we'll move now to growing nsions over the suspected chemical attack in syria.
the u.s. slamming russia for vetoing a u.n. resolution to create an international investigation. abc's james longman is in the region, and james, this comes as the president and allies weigh a military response. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, robin. tension growing here in the region as syria waits for that forceful response president trump promised. this morning, the russian e in bador here in beirut threatening any strike by the americans on syria will result in swift retaliation and those missiles being shot down. and just moments ago, president trump tweeting and challenging russia over those missiles saying, get ready, russia. they will be coming, nice, new and smart. you shouldn't be partners with a gas-killing animal. roso, european air traffic control warning airlines to avoid syrian airspace because of possible strikes. and while powers are battling it out in the u.n., with russia vetoing an international investigation into that
suspected chemical attack, u.s. ambassador nikki haley was not holding back. have a watch. >> history will record that on this day russia chose protecting a monster over the lives of the syrian people. >> reporter: that veto makes re ltary action more likely but if this happens, the u.s. won't be going it alone. french and british leaders have supaled their support as well as allies here in the middle east. >> and james, there appears to be new evidence of the suspected chemical attack. >> reporter: that's right, robin. activists in syria releasing video allegedly showing an unexploded barrel bomb that ndnded on a bed in a residential building in douma outside damascus. the activist seen in the video saying that the device contained and was leaking chemicals. robin. >> james, thanks very much. again, we'll wait to see what the response will be. michael? we're going to turn now to that inspiring story on the basketball court. a 32-year-old player who refused y makit finally making his nba debut, a dream, ten years in the making.
andre ingram stole the show at the staples center with the lakers last night, and t.j. holmes is here with more on his incredible game. good morning, t.j. theeporter: hey there, stra. most guys who want to go to the nba don't get to hear their name called on nba draft night. they have to grind it out just for a chance to step on an nba floor. andre ingram has been grinding it for ten years. st nig his chance last night. look at what he did with it. >> you saw him right after he signed. >> on its way. down it goes. welcome to the nba, andre ingram. >> reporter: andre ingram on fire in his nba debut at the age of 32. >> ingram, on its way again. he's got two threes. as reporter: but for the past s, ingars, ingram has been a fixture on the lakers' minor league team where he thought his season was coming to a close when coaches gave him the big news last week with the help of a surprise guest. >> welcome. >> i appreciate that. thank you. >> you know, just come on tomorrow and get ready. >> reporter: and, of course, he brought his family along for
this journey of his dreams to the staples center. >> i thought he was calling to tell me when he was coming home, but when he said he's being akered up to the lakers, i literally lost it and started screaming. he called me back and was like, okay, you have to pack, because you are coming out here. >> reporter: from a part-time math tutor to the oldest american rookie in the last 50 years, ingram is now teaching lessons in the big leagues, scoring 19 points including going 4 for 5 from three-point akere in the lakers game against the houston rockets. who else could possibly get the game ball? this is what you don't see. heere's a lot of guys behind the scenes, but he was making 26 grand in the league. he had to have all these other jobs and he took a year off to raise his daughters and his wife could finish her degree. those stories you don't hear. we see the guys, nice suits, instant millionaires on draft
night but that's what a lot of ysys have to do to grind it out. >> brings a tear to your eye. ovknow you love basketball. oo's not too late. >> it's not too late. i'm 40. keep in mind, guys, he shoots 47% from the field -- from the three-point line. steph curry shoots 42%. those weren't going in because of luck or fate. the guy can ball. he can play. it just took him a little longer. >> i'll be 41 this august, though. ne it's never too late. >> his follow-through. >> i know. he knew it. it knew it. o backwants to go back out there. let's go to rob. want to show you this video. this out of ft. lauderdale. a tornado developing there. some trees down. right through downtown there, a sector nay doe that ripped through the airport. over the port everglades. forther north, look at the size
of these hailstones in st. augustine, florida. we're watching the west coast as well, record heat across the southwest, will be coming to an end. winds kicking up. fire danger, high. s this next storm system plows in across the northwest today. throughout the day and the night tonight. his could become our next blizzard and warming things up with some severe weather on friday. time now for your warm cities.
hi, there. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. another chance of rain heavier than those drops we had yesterday. that happens this afternoon and evening. it becomes isolated showers, even cooler tonight and a slight warming trend before more rain comes into the forecast next week. low to mid-60s in most neighborhoods, upper 50s along the coast and san francisco, mid-50s well up north. mainly 40s tonight, our deepest valleys in the 30s. my accuweather seven-day coming up, mariah carey revealing her secret struggle. the superstar singer diagnosed with bipolar disorder. why she's telling her story now. and new trouble for comedian, t.j. miller. he was arrested at laguardia airport. > and new trouble for comedian, t.j. miller. he was arrested at laguardia airport. thou hast the patchy beard of a pre-pubescent squire!
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tasks. >> no, no. one more thing. we give them positivity. >> let's go. >> reporter: that was the same year of her whirlwind promotional tour for her feature film "glitter," which fizzled in the box office, and even rumors of an alleged suicide attempt which her team has denied in the past. she spoke about her nonstop lifestyle on "the view." >> i never took a break. i never learned how to just put myself before my career. i just didn't. i just started making records basically right out of high school and never stopped. >> reporter: now carey says she's receiving various forms of treatment to cope including medication, saying i'm exercising, getting acupuncture, eating healthy, spending quality time with my kids and doing what i love which is writing songs and making music. ♪ i can't make it through the rain ♪ >> reporter: despite her sometimes tough journey the music powerhouse is finding her inner strength with a positive
outlook. i believe that everything happens for a reason. maybe it took me going through one of the hardest couple of years i've been through in order to come out in a positive place on the other side. one of the reasons why mariah says she's sharing her story, she is hopeful that -- she says, quote, we can get to a place where the stigma is lifted from people going through anything alone. it can be incredibly isolating. it does not have to define you and i refuse to allow it to define me or control me. she's opening up and probably feels very free now that she shared this. we'll bring in the writer of the piece, "people's" editor in chief jess cagle and this takes a lot of people by surprise that she's saying this so when was she first diagnosed. >> she was first diagnosed as amy said back in 2001 and she just did not want to believe it. you know, at that time it was a very well-publicized physical and emotional breakdown that she had. and she just didn't want to believe it and in her mind although it's wrong, of course, she thought that there was such a stigma attached to having
bipolar disorder that she would -- that her career would be over. >> she didn't get medicated. >> she did not. >> so 20 years, why -- >> almost. >> why is she now coming out today now? >> so she -- as you say, she had -- she went through the hardest couple of years she's been through and i think -- we saw some of that -- there was a brief engagement, there was an e! reality show and there was some professional upheaval and i think finally she got to a place where she decided, i need to get help. and so she's recently been treated. she's in therapy. she's on medication that's working very well. and she got to a place where she was able to talk about it. she made peace with it and also she just didn't want to have this secret hanging over her because part of the struggle over the past few years that she was so afraid that somebody in her orbit was going to tell this story for her and so she took the opportunity to tell the story herself. she was very inspired by other people who talked about mental
problems that they've had and she really does want to help people and kind of set herself free. >> just exactly what amy was saying and it is when you're holing this secret and then you reveal it. it's very freeing but you keep saying about how she was fearful that it would hurt her career, but i'm already hearing from people because they posted on twitter that we would be talking about it and somebody said i've always loved her music. i didn't like her but now i understand and respect her. >> right, i think it's going to help fans understand her. it's going to give people a lot more respect for her because this is a brave, generous thing for her to do and it will also help her get back into the studio and make music which is what she really wanted to do. >> robin, what did your momma say? >> make your mess your message. that's what she's doing. it will help a lot of people. always good to see you, jess. >> nice to see you guys, thanks. coming up, comedian and former "silicon valley' star t.j. miller arrested for making a false bomb report. why he could end up in jail. are you totally ready?
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he's the stand-up comedian known for his role in the hit hbo sitcom "silicon valley." >> well, now the real work begins. >> reporter: but this morning, t.j. miller is in trouble with the feds after allegedly calling in a false report of a bomb on an amtrak train last month. the fbi arresting him monday night when he landed at new york's laguardia airport. tmz obtaining video of what the website claims is that arrest saying that's miller seen here in a baseball cap. fbi agents all around him. the criminal complaint says miller was on an amtrak heading from d.c. to connecticut in mid-march when he called 911 to report that a female passenger has a bomb in her bag. authorities acting quickly stopping this train in connecticut. passengers posting photos as they were forced off the train while police searched it. according to court documents, witnesses with him on the train said miller appeared intoxicated acting belligerent and that he
and a female passenger engaged in a screaming match before he allegedly knowingly intentionally and falsely made an emergency 911 call to law enforcement accusing her of carrying a bomb. >> t.j. miller is in a lot of trouble. there's no defense in the law for being intoxicated or making a prank. >> reporter: heavy drinking is something miller often joked about on stage like at this performance on comedy central back in 2008. >> i drank until i pass out. in college every time i drank i would pass out like every single -- it's like my thing, you know. >> reporter: the 36-year-old no stranger to controversy, he was sued in 2016 by an uber driver who claims miller assaulted him. that case settled in march. and miller appeared in court tuesday. he was released on $100,000 bond. he has not responded to our request for comment. >> this is not funny. it's no joking matter. he could face some serious jail time. >> oh, big time, because police don't take this lightly. this is a very serious charge. he could face up to five years
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it a "c." lara, we'll get to the bottom of it. >> it's painful, george. contestant jonny knowles missed out on a lot of cash and a trip to spain all due to flamingo versus flamenco, the big flub and he's joining us live from north carolina. listen, jonny, we feel your pain but we want to know what was going on in your mind when that moment happened. >> sorry you cut out. >> i feel like this is another moment. jonny, tell us about the moment when you said flamingo, you thought you said flamenco. i say tomato, you say tomato. >> that's right. there was so much going through my mind. i was just shocked. i was confused. i was trying to figure out what had just happened. i thought i said flamenco. i said flamingo. and i -- yeah, i was nervous, the nerves got the best of me. i made a mistake and it happened.
but it's funny, because right after that moment, they sat us down and they were deliberating in the back room and to see what i had said and i was still just going through my mind wondering what had happened and then all of a sudden it hit me i was like, oh, no, i'm that guy now. i'm the "wheel of fortune" fail. i'm going to be all over twitter and youtube and facebook and so, yeah, that is when it hit me. that's -- yeah, i knew what was going to happen. >> listen, you know what, it happens to the best of us. i know you had the chance to watch it back. when you watched it back, what did you think? >> yeah, so it was fun. i had a lot of friends with me and we -- it was a lot of highs and a lot of lows. but i think my biggest regret when i was watching it honestly was the flamenco moment. i saw the expression on my face and to me it looked like i was really angry and mad and that honestly wasn't the case.
i was just really confused and i was trying to figure it all out but pat was really great about it. he was really comforting and ashley was so sweet. she was really great and she ended up winning the prize and i'm really honestly i'm happy for her and i just hope she has a great time over there. so, yeah, it was a crazy experience, yeah. >> jonny, this is michael strahan. i got to say, there was a fitting final moment. you solved the last puzzle of the game and it spelled out what just happened. but you won over $19,000 with that. so congratulations. it was a fitting moment. >> yes. >> thanks, michael. it was a perfect last puzzle and tied it together. i was having fun. i made some mistakes but, yeah, somehow i ended up winning and honestly i'm just really grateful and thankful for that opportunity. >> any plans for the $19,000. >> so my wife and i, we did the
math and after taxes it's going to be just enough to pay off my student loans, so we're really excited about that. >> that's great. >> oh, you are such a good sport about everything. i know that you and your mom have been longtime watchers and great you made it on the show. quite memorable. we wish you all the best. you take care now. >> thank you. > what a great guy. coming up, the new way some parents are disciplining their children sharing their punishments on social media. does it really stop bad behavior? come on back. behavior? come on back. with those we love, but does psoriasis ever get in the way? embrace the chance of 100% clear skin with taltz. for people with moderate to severe psoriasis, up to 90% had a significant improvement of their psoriasis plaques. he , 4 out of 10 even achieved completely clear skin. don't use if you're allergic to taltz. before starting, you should be checked for tuberculosis. taltz may increase risk of infections and lower your ability to fight them. tell your doctor if you have an infection, symptoms, or received a vaccine or plan to.
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the office and home of president trump's personal lawyer. abc news speaks to michael cohen. what he says happened when agents showed up at his front door and the new questions about that hush money paid to stormy daniels. more on mariah carey's secret struggle. the star revealing that she's been battling bipolar disorder. the symptoms so many people face, dr. ashton is here with the latest. new this morning, royal guest list. who's joining harry and meghan on their big day and what we're learning now about their wedding gifts. what do you get the couple who has everything? ♪ we built this city get fired up, gladiators. kerry washington is here live dishing on the big "scandal" finale and dwayne "the rock" johnson goes on a rampage. he's joining us in just minutes as we say good morning, america. ♪ we do say good morning, america. great to have you with us on
this hump day. always a great morning, not a good morning but a great morning when our friends kerry washington and dwayne johnson are here. >> always good. you know, just a few weeks away from -- >> the wedding. >> the wedding. harry and meghan's wedding. a lot of excitement around here at "gma." but we have more details on the guest list coming up and it's coming out. the couple is keeping it small. they have no foreign leaders. they're focusing on who they know well and they're actually inviting members of the british public to join them. >> that will be fun. that is something. we'll have more on that coming up. first the latest on those fbi raids on the president's personal attorney, michael cohen. he spoke to abc's kyra phillips here with the details. >> reporter: the question everyone's asking this morning, but the white house would not answer yesterday, is michael cohen who has been the president's personal attorney through thick and thin for years still representing the president right now?
i just texted him and his reply, why would you even ask me that question. so, take from that what you will. with regard to the conversation we had about the fbi raids on his home, office and hotel room, well, he told me there was no fbi s.w.a.t. team with guns drawn when they arrived at his hotel room. he described the operation as respectful and courteous. they didn't tear up his property and just leave. cohen told me it was clear the raid wasn't a personal vendetta but admits it was very difficult for his family. now, the agents seized electronic device, phones and financial documents date gz back to 2013, and a source who saw the search warrant said he is being investigated for possible bank and fire fraud after that $130,000 payment we've been talking about to porn star stormy daniels paying for her silence as you remember just 11 days before the election. george. >> that's right. he has been one of the president's closest aides, loyal counsel for years. michael. now the breaking news, house speaker paul ryan announcing he
won't seek re-election, his last term after nearly 20 years in the house. he said to be clear he's not resigning he will finish his term. mary bruce is back with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, michael. the house speaker just told reporters here he leaves with having regrets. he said this was a personal decision, he wants the spend more time with his family and his young children. he shot down the suggestion he's leaving because democrats may take back the house. >> the economy is strong. i have ever confidence that i'll be handing this gavel on to next republican speaker of the house next year. >> reporter: michael, this decision could have serious implications on those midterm elections. already we have seen a record number of republicans announce they're retiring or not seeking re-election. but michael, paul ryan said he's sticking around through november. >> all right, thank you so much, mary. robin.
now to a combative opening statement at the bill cosby sexual assault retrial. defense attorneys taking aim at cosby's accuser. abc's linsey davis is at the courthouse in norristown with more. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. lots of tension and drama inside this courthouse yesterday. for the first time we heard the defense call andrea constand a con artist. it was a powerful opening statement by bill cosby's lead attorney tom mesereau who says constand's former roommate asked if she had been really sexually assaulted and she said no but could say she was in order to get money. she accuses him of sexual assault at his pennsylvania home back in 2004. cosby has maintained all along that the encounters were consensual. we also heard from the first of five additional cosby accusers expected to take the stand. heidi thomas accuses cosby of sexually assaulting her when she was a 24-year-old aspiring actress.
she says she had one sip of wine that cosby gave her and that she became sick and the next thing she remembers is the comedian forcing himself on her. cosby has denied all of the allegations against him. the cross-examination of thomas is expected to continue this morning. robin. >> and linsey, how has the defense changed strategy from the first trial? >> reporter: so, the first time around they really were attacking constand's inconsistencies. in addition to doing that, this time they're also attacking her character describing her as greedy, as desperate for money and in debt. they even describe her as having a ponzi scheme while she was at temple university and said cosby was her jackpot. >> all right, linsey, we'll see what happens today. thank you. coming up, parents posting shaming videos on facebook to curb their kids' bad behavior. could it backfire? and mariah carey opening up about her battle with bipolar disorder and how to recognize the symptoms and how you treat it. and lara, what's going on
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>> okay. >> so let's start with this. if you're wondering what to get prince harry and meghan markle for their wedding, we have your answer. the pair has asked that anyone who wishes to mark their occasion, please consider making a donation. no gifts wanted. >> that's good. >> the palace made the announcement on twitter saying the couple have chosen seven charities that represent a range of issues they are passionate about including women's empowerment, the environment, homelessness, hiv for princess diana, harry's mother, and the armed forces. [ applause ] >> that's good. >> a lot of gifts. >> yes. hopefully all for great causes. and then can you guys hit it? ♪ ain't no holla back >> gwen stefani. but there's only one gwen stefani. the holler back girl followed in the stiletto footsteps of j. lo and britney will be headlining her own vegas residency,
everybody. yes. gwen's home away from home will be starting june 27th of this year. a source saying a residency is perfect for gwen as it allows her to spend more time with her three kids rather than touring around the world, and speaking of kids, she will give $1 each vegas ticket sale to cure for the kids foundation. it's a cause near and dear to her heart. >> way to go. [ applause ] i think you'll like this too. if you're one of the millions of shelter cats that needs a good home in the u.s., raise your paw. >> ah. >> that's what one group is training cats to do. exactly that, you guys. at shelters across the country. teaching them how to give high-fives to prospective parents to increase their chances of being adopted. the group is called cat paws-itive and they believe it has the power to make a shy cat
more friendly. feisty cat to play more gently. they're putting their money where their mouth is. you can submit a photo of your cat doing a high-five on instagram with a hashtag says #catpositive and the winner gets a grant and 10,000 bowls of food for the shelter of their choice. it's all about the power of the high-five. >> i love that. i love that. [ applause ] >> guys, if you are interested in doing this, head to "good morning america's" facebook page to learn more. >> get your rescue on. get your rescue on. >> thank you. >> that entire "pop news" about giving back. >> and as i just did. >> you gave it to us. you gave -- >> i know, beautiful. >> great job, lara. now to our "gma" cover story, child-shaming videos. over 30,000 clips are posted online of parents punishing their kids. but could the new trend be a bad idea in the long run? abc's erielle reshef has the
story of one father whose video post went viral and he says it worked for him. >> welcome to you better listen to your dad 2018. >> reporter: you may be seeing it more and more. parents using social media to curb their child's bad behavior. >> this is a healthy way for a child to be punished. >> reporter: bryan thornhill's facebook live video of his 10-year-old son running a mile to school in the rain as he drove slowly behind him went viral last month. >> this right here is just old school simple parenting. >> reporter: the 33-year-old father of two said he decided on the punishment when his son was suspended from the school bus for misbehaving and bullying one of his classmates. >> he was being a little bully which i do not tolerate. i cannot stand. >> reporter: this georgia mom's post went viral after she made her 13-year-old son shop for clothes at goodwill after she says he was developing a sense of entitlement. >> feeling like he's better than the other kids at school because he gets name brand things and
just making like snarky, rude, underlying remarks. >> reporter: both parents in these cases say the posts weren't part of the punishment and were not meant to humiliate their kids and they say they also asked permission from their kids before posting. but some question whether sharing these moments online can hurt a child's self-esteem. some parents say disciplinary actions have to grow with the times. >> since he's been running to school this week his behavior is much better. >> you can be a parent for 18 years and raise your children for 18 years. after that you can be a friend for the rest of their life. >> i don't know if i changed my son forever but i know that i will never sit back and watch him or any child, you know, bully or try to bully another child. >> reporter: for "good morning america," erielle reshef, abc news, new york. we're joined now by dr. david anderson from the child mind institute. doc, thanks so much for being here with us. [ applause ] yes, give it up for the doc. he'll give us good advice.
parents posting videos disciplining their kid, good idea or bad idea? >> that's the thing. disciplining your kids is a good idea. the issue is the public shaming. even as it was saying that these parents asked for consent from their kids, this stuff lives forever and kids don't necessarily know the consequences. even if you ask your kid if it's okay, it's still public shaming and still akin to cyberbullying your child at some level. >> what does it do if you post a video of you disciplining your kid. what does that do? >> the issue is shaming a child usually leads to resentment and a little bit of oppositionalty. if a boss publicly shames you you're looking for a new job, the issue is that shame isn't a good motivator of behavior. the other piece we want to think about is for kids who are anxious or who had a trauma history or are already getting bullied, this can make them more vulnerable. >> for parents, what's the better alternative? >> setting boundaries for kids is good.
it's just that it's only one side of the coin. so the research indicates we want parents to still keep open communication with their kids, a supportive relationship and also promote positive behavior. so in that example with the bus, having the kid run to school may be the punishment but that's only one side of it. after that we need to know what the clear expectations are for the bus and we need to have adults helping that kid to practice positive social skills with the other kids on the bus to ensure bullying doesn't continue. >> communication with your kids, talking it out with them. letting them understand why they're being punished. >> it's seems like common sense but it's hard. >> it really is. if common sense were common, everybody would have it. >> right. >> really appreciate it. >> we'll communicate with george. >> thank you for that blast of common sense. we'll move on to that revelation from mariah carey as we told you, she's telling "people" magazine about her battle with bipolar disorder. dr. jen ashton is here. tell us more about this disorder right now. >> yeah. >> explain exactly what it is. >> bipolar disorder is a mood
disorder that is characterized by big swings in your mood, your energy and activity level, and if you look at the juxtaposition here, there's manic episodes where someone feels really up with an increased activity level. maybe they're not sleeping during the night and feel superproductive, and then a depressive episode where they feel down or have a decrease, the opposite energy level, and the key, george, is that cycling. so, if someone has a manic episode, the theory is in some period of time they will eventually fall down to have a depressive episode and it's the closeness of that cycling that really determines those swings. >> are there treatments to even things out? >> there are. and this is not one size fits all but the mainstay of treatment is medication. then there's things like cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, educating the patient about how to recognize their own symptoms so they can get good treatment. electroconvulsive therapy could be a good option for those who can't tolerate medicine and sleep therapy and being deprived from sleep can create its own
set of problems. >> when mariah was first diagnosed she didn't get treated in part perhaps because of the whole stigma attached, but this may help lift that. >> absolutely. and we have to remember, with mental illness and bipolar disorder in particular, there is no shame in this game. mariah did not come forward really to seek good treatment for herself. and that is not uncommon, and if you think someone with a celebrity with all her resources can be, you know, stigmatized and held back think what the average person goes through. so there's been a lot of data that people have discrimination at work, in their social arenas and so this is something we need to get past. >> with treatment the prognosis is good? >> yeah, the key with the prognosis, george, is that when people are feeling good with bipolar disorder they're much more likely to discontinue or stop their medication and, again, if you go back to that cycling, the key is to keep someone in that middle range where they're the most stable. >> more good advice. thanks very much. let's go to rob. >> hey, george, we often show video of animals during our "gma" moment. today is national pet day so we want to shine the spotlight on these cuties. >> oh. >> come on.
>> right? they are from one of my favorite organizations, the best friends animal society. they have this sanctuary in utah for over 30 years now. including that and other centers across the country and they've been saving animals and their goal is to end the killing of dogs and cats by 2025. look at these cuties. you want to donate or adopt, you save more than a life. especially here on national pet day, so give a pet a chance today. give it hi, there. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. another chance of rain heavier than those drops we had yesterday. that happens this afternoon and evening. it becomes isolated showers, even cooler tonight and a slight warming trend before more rain comes into the forecast next week. low to mid-60s in most neighborhoods, upper 50s along the coast and san francisco, mid-50s well up north. mainly 40s tonight, our deepest valleys in the 30s. my accuweather seven-day
all right. seven-day you know, millions tune in to watch the hit show "empire" every week but few are lucky enough to go behind the scenes. well, ahead of my guest starring role tonight, yes, you heard me right, my guest starring role -- if i had hair here it would be flipping back, the team at "empire" gave us an all access tour revealing secrets from their extraordinary set. >> you all remember me. i'm cookie lyon, baby,, i'm unforgettable. >> before my appearance i caught up with taraji p. henson who we all know as miss cookie lyon and got some pretty useful tips. i'm going on your turf. >> yes. >> tell me what i got to do. >> stay away from jussie. >> i hate you. no. be well rested. don't take a nap. don't close your eyes for a second. if you do sleep with one open
because he likes to prank. >> can you believe how many seasons you all have doing this now? >> i can't believe it. it's just really great. it's like going to work with family every day. >> so now i'm prepared. jussie, bring it. i'm ready for you. >> you ready? >> you're not going to get me. you're not going to get me. she got me prepared. >> jussie. >> robin. >> jussie. >> reporter: welcoming me to the "empire" set is jussie smollet. >> how are you? who plays musical prodigy jamal lyon, the middle son in the lyon family. >> we family. we stick together. why you think -- >> reporter: keeping her advice in mind -- >> it freaks people out. >> reporter: i was ready for a wild ride. >> no! jussie -- >> this right here is definitely my favorite. >> reporter: showing us highlights from the set. i like that. this is -- >> this is phenomenal. >> it's pretty phenomenal. >> this right here is the great cookie lyon's apartment.
>> whoo. >> played of course by our queen herself, taraji p. henson. >> cookie is coming home. >> reporter: animal prints everywhere just to give the thu know, fierce, ferocious type of vibe, but it isn't really overdone. >> reporter: those animal prints and furs -- >> this right here is wardrobe. >> reporter: also the inspiration behind cookie's biggest fashion moments. thanks to the bold and masterful work of costume designer paolo niadu. the dress i remember cookie coming out of jail, the leopard. >> the leopard. >> yes. >> that came from forever 21. >> are you ready for some "empire"? >> work the shoulder. >> work the shoulders. i like that. >> yes. >> episode two of season four, she moves into luscious's -- >> hey, hey, you busted.
you buy it. you know i can't afford it. >> again, a faux. >> faux, people. >> this is the first time cookie went back into luscious' office. >> i dressed as her for halloween a couple years ago. >> just get me up, baby. don't break my nails. i needed the hat. >> you needed that. >> reporter: no tour of "empire" is complete without checking out the house that cookie built. >> taraji. >> up next. >> yes. >> i'm on your turf. >> yes. you are in the mansion. >> what has this money done to you? what has happened to you? >> ma, ma. >> reporter: a few rehearsals later and i'm as ready as i'll be to step into the world of "empire." >> camera and action. [ cheers and applause ] >> that's what we call a tease. i don't know if many people realize that even though the story is based in new york it's shot in chicago. >> i had no idea, but i'm
hearing there's some emmy buzz not about taraji p. henson but talking about you. >> there's no buzz. only buzz is with my family because i've got cred with my nieces and nephews. very family atmosphere and a joy to be around so i thank them all for that behind-the-scenes look. you know who else has a family atmosphere, "scandal." >> absolutely. so coming up, kerry washington is getting ready to say good-bye to "scandal" and she's joining us here live. but after that we got a double dose, dwayne johnson. [ applause ] >> announcer: ten of the hottest athletes are about to get dancing this friday. the new cast of "dancing with the stars" will be revealed live and they're all electrifying athletes. >> who's ready to meet the full cast? >> only on -- >> all: "good morning america." cast? >> only on -- >> all: "good morning america."
good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." >> hi, i'm natasha zouves from "abc7 mornings." b.a.r.t. will update the metropolitan transportation commission on its new fleet of train cars. b.a.r.t. had hoped to have 60 of them in service by the end of last year. only ten are running so far and only on the richmond line. b.a.r.t. is still testing the new cars and operators are getting used to the changes that they bring. ba.a.r.t. expects to have 575 nw train cars eventually in operation. hi, sue. good morning. we've got a problem 80 westbound near university, and apparently, also near gilman. it's either one and the same or two separate, but nonetheless, traffic is at a slow crawl approaching the mcarthur maze. also in san francisco, southbound 280 at alemany, an accident blocking lanes there.
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♪ oh, yeah, back here on "gma" and we really appreciate all of you being here on this wednesday morning. [ applause ] and are you in for a treat now? are you ready to get things a little scandalous, should we say? yes. our next guest has been leading her gladiators in suits for seven seasons on the hit drama "scandal" and now we are bracing for the final two episodes but we've got it handled. please give it up for kerry washington. [ applause ] we've got it handled. [ applause ] >> hello. oh. [ applause ] >> hi. >> please don't go. don't go. don't go. two episode. >> two more episodes left. so surreal. thank you for being so supportive of our show from the very beginning. [ applause ] it's been so great to have a
home here at "good morning america." >> we have felt that way. what was the last day like on the set? >> it was amazing. you know, we -- the very last scene i won't say who was in it but the very last scene we shot had four actors in it but the entire cast came. it was 3:00 in the morning and the whole cast came, a lot of the writers came, my parents were there till 3:00 in the morning. it really like we got to end the show as a family. it was really special. >> and we have --s if. [ applause ] you're so kind in saying how you've had a home here. we've been grateful over the years that you and your cast mates have come here. there's always such joy you all have with one another and abc put together a little video but it seems there's a lot of dancing that goes on. >> we do a lot of dancing behind the scenes. >> who's got it going on? >> you know, i think we're good together. i would say i make fun of tony's
dancing a lot. we don't let tony dance unsupervised but we all like to get down. >> yes, you do. yes, you do. and we get down with you. i mean, i'm with my girlfriends. we have our wine. we have the popcorn. we have it all on thursday. and loving what you are always wearing as olivia pope. you going to steal something from her closet. >> you know, i wanted so many things that i had to pay for some of it. >> really. >> i wanted all of it. there's a lot of prada purse, the bigger ones from the seasons i was pregnant that really big prada bags to hide my belly so there was a lot i wanted. >> there was so much more and so much more than just the fashion of olivia pope. bless you for playing such a strong dynamic woman on network television as you did. [ applause ] >> bless shonda rhimes for writing it and abc for green lighting this show. >> what was it like for you to -- how has it changed you at all? >> yeah, you know, i say i've learned a lot from olivia
through the years. i feel like she's such a courageous -- you know, she's much more courageous than i think i am. she's very bold and confident and she feels like there's always a solution that you should never give up and i feel like i've learned some of that from her. like, you know, even though olivia pope has chosen not to be a parent, sometimes as a parent i think, you know, i'll handle this like olivia pope. i can fix any situation. i don't get overwhelmed because she's given me that gift. >> well, that's -- i know your little girl is like 4 years old now. coming up on her fourth birthday. you want a little sneak peek? [ applause ] all right. >> whoo. >> she came bearing gifts. "scandal." >> i want to remind you invoking the fifth amendment is the quick -- >> quickest way to appear she has something to hide. the second you say those words you give them everything they want. answer the questions you're asked. is interest true that charlie worked on your campaign. yes, it is. did you later hire charlie to
assassinate cyrus beene. no, you did not. >> you make it sound like everything i have isn't on the line. >> do not plead the fifth. the truth is your armor. >> whoa! >> i want to whisper that to a lot of people right now. tell the truth. the truth may or may not be your armor but tell the truth in power. >> we could learn a lot from you all. as you know there are a lot of super fans, a lot of gladiators, myself, lara and everybody. >> thank you. >> we'll have a surprise for a woman who says you are her shero. her name is michele. we're going to facetime. she thinks she's a finalist but is actual i -- >> her face. >> oh, hi. oh, my gosh. >> michele, ask your question. >> oh my gosh. >> hi, michele. >> what's your question to kerry?
>> how are you? >> i'm great. thank you for watching and being a glad yachter. >> oh, my gosh. i'm coming to see you next week in l.a. >> oh, good. we're doing a live reading of the very final episode to raise money for the actors fund so thank you for supporting the actors fund and for celebrating our final episode. what's your question? >> my question is this, kerry, now that all of the "scandal" episodes have finished and you've finished filming them what was your favorite episode and why? >> oh, my gosh. you know, asking me my favorite episode is likeu. >> she doesn't want to see me. you have a wonderful manicure. i would be scared to do that. thank you, michele. really quickly, we had reese witherspoon a few weeks ago and you joined forces as well. >> we're provide deu are produc fires everywhere" for hulu. i've been doing a lot more behind the camera. directing and producing and filming a pilot right now for abc that i'm excited about this
week, yeah, so it's really fun. it's exciting to think about what's next. i'm thinking about maybe going back to the theater. >> ooh. >> i have a new pallette and i brought some for everybody today. so my essential makeup kit. we have one for everybody. [ applause ] they're really pretty and very easy to use and fun. you can get them at alta. you guys can get them here. >> kerry washington, bless your heart and your talent, zest for life and thank you so much for these glorious years that you've given up. >> don't make me cry. i don't have on waterproof mascara. >> tune in to the second to last episode. >> don't miss the last two. we'll end the way we've always done, stuffer to cry about, stuff to laugh about, stuff to be angry and give you everything you want. >> you make us think too. >> up h, that's true.
>> right here on abc. [ applause ] shonda rhimes, we love, you shonda. >> we love you, shonda. >> love you, shonda. coming up, dwayne johnson joins us live. [ applause ] you want "streaming all you your favorite showsy. on the fastest internet" easy. you want "internet that helps you save on mobile" easy. you want "the best wifi you can pause with a tap." see? easy. time for bed. you want xfinity because it makes your life... simple. easy. awesome. get started with xfinity internet for $40 a month for 2 full years when you sign up for tv. plus, get 3x the speed of at&t and directv. click, call or visit a store today.
another, joining us from across the pond in london here to talk about his new movie "rampage." please welcome, the one, the only dwayne johnson. [ cheers and applause ] hey. how you doing, dwayne? >> ah, i'm doing so good. my brother, i'm doing so good. thank you for having me on. always good to be on with my "gma" ohana and the audience live. thank you. >> you're joining us from london. you have this u.s. love coming your way right now and, you know, you have a big movie coming out and you have a new baby on the way. how are you feeling, man? >> i know. you know, i'm feeling so good and so blessed. we have a very large contingency plan being over here because the due date is april 25th but, you know, momma lauren has been having some braxton hicks contractions and many of the ladies and men know what that is
so i'm on standby ready to jump on the plane. everybody is ready to go at a moment's notice so i have talked with our little baby daughter and said stay in momma's belly. give me two more days. >> how is jasmine feeling about having a new sibling on the way? >> you know what, you know, so we like a lot of parents 0 out there, we have been conditioning jasmine. you know, you're going to have a little baby sister and you're going to feed your baby sister so she was great the whole time and just probably about three, four weeks ago out of the blue during breakfast watching cartoons took a bite of her cereal and looks up and goes, i don't want a baby sister. nice. >> jasmine is absolutely beautiful. i mean they showed a picture of her. she's a beautiful girl and we love you here, man so we bought you a gift. we don't want jasmine to feel left out. a onesie and we have something
for jasmine as well. the t-shirt there for jasmine. status best sister ever. we have to make sure jasmine feels included. [ applause ] >> that's so good. thank you guys so much. thank you. >> now, your "rampage" co-star jeffrey dean morgan was here the other day. he said he took his kids to the premiere, son gus and his son thought he was cool until he met you. [ laughter ] >> you know, i had a chance to meet jeffrey dean's little boy and he was a great kid. you know, jeffrey said the same thing, my son thought i was cool until he met you but i got to tell you this, one of the best parts about meeting jeffrey dean's boy is i see him. he comes out and he's like, that was the best movie ever and you're way bigger than my dad. good. >> well, we're going to take a look at a clip of the best movie ever right now.
here you are in action in "rampage." >> it's okay. george, george, george, easy. uh-huh. okay. okay. very funny. very funny. we're all very impressed. yes, yes, you and i laughing at your joke, okay. new guy, he no laugh. he cry. yeah. yeah. opposite of laugh. [ applause ] >> we just -- in that clip it shows that your relationship with george is at the heart of this movie. why is that so important for people to see? >> well, i think, you know, with a movie like this, "rampage" is a big fun movie. it's a popcorn movie. it's three gigantic monsters running around trying to eat me and naomie harris and jeffrey dean morgan and it had to be rooted with an anchor and the --
and the anchor was this relationship between me and my best friend, george. and in the movie i rescue george when he's a baby and his parents were, unfortunately, killed by poachers. i run an anti-poaching unit out of rwanda and we become very close and have this awesome relationship as you guys just saw, so it was the kind of anchor that we needed for a big, you know, movie like this and i was very, very happy with it. it was amazing too just this whole process because i was age to spend time with primatologists and gorillas, specifically a silverback named taz down at the atlanta zoo and spent time down there studying their emotions and behaviors and with diane fosse foundation the pre-eminent worldwide leader of conservation. it was an amazing process and happy we anchored it in that relationship. >> we are too. a lot need to see that u -- too.
any new challenges in the movie when it came to stunts? >> well, yeah, i was -- fortunately i was already coming off a movie, i think it was "fast and furious" so i was kind of in shape but it was really -- this was the physical -- the most physically demanding role i had ever done in my career going on about 18 years now so i've had a few barbecues in my life in hollywood and this one was really physically demanding because there was just -- there's so much calamity and so much destruction and so much -- then, of course, there's a lot of humor in the movie but three gigantic monsters and they're coming after you so you are you're constantly trying to survive and, of course, i'm trying to save my best friend so very physically demanding role. >> we have a feeling you will save the day because you always do and thank you for joining us from london. in honor of you i'm going to have some tea and crumpets in honor of you being in london, my friend. [ applause ] good luck with the movie.
it is "rampage." it hits theaters this friday. dwayne johnson, the one and only and rob, over to you. >> pass the crumpets. evy, how old are you? >> 8. >> we have a birthday girl over here. happy birthday. i won't ask how old you are though you look fantastic. warmer weather coming this way across much of the eastern half of the country so we've been waiting for this. highly anticipated 60s, 70s. maybe lower 80s on saturday for some folks. might not get all the way up to maine but warm up a good chunk of the eastern u.s. hi, there. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. off to a dry start, but the day will end wet, starting in the north bay at 4:00 and the rest of us by >> this weather report
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♪ a, b, c >> generation genius to announce the winners of the samsung solve for tomorrow education competition. our sponsor samsung had thousands of schools nationwide submit projects focused on better their communities through s.t.e.m. and they had their final presentations presented to a panel of judges. right now all here to find out which three schools will be taking home the grand prize of $150,000 in technology. [ cheers and applause ] so are we ready? drum roll, please. the first big winner, ashland middle school from kentucky. [ cheers and applause ]
congratulations. aubrey. >> yes. >> tell us about your project. >> okay, so we live a few miles away from the capital of the nation so we created a prototype with the 3d design and modeling class and printers to help collect drug paraphernalia to protect first responders. >> very impressive. we get to the next winners, congratulations. all right. drum roll, please. the second big winner. thomas jefferson school in north carolina. [ cheers and applause ] hi, gentlemen. hi. >> hey. >> what will -- tell me about your project. >> so our city winston-salem has 10 to 12 events and the united states has 85 deaths annually from flooding. two-thirds are people trapped in their cars so made a gate that automatically shuts off roads when the water level reaches six inches and opens up again when it recedes.
>> really remarkable. two schools making your mess your message as our robin says. congratulations. >> thank you. >> we have bun more winner. last but not least the drum roll, please. c catalini middle school from new jersey. come on down. hello, gentlemen. josh, tell me about your project. >> so on the news lately one of our best friended received a concussion so we created a way to help the issue. we created a sensor that uses an axle roller that detects it and data is sent through bluetooth to an app we designed to alert a coach or trainer on the field that a player received a concussion. >> unbelievable. thank you, guys. congratulations. we do want to say the schools that did not make the top three still are winners. they will all get $50,000 of samsung technology for their schools and that is not it. bring it on out, guys. [ cheers and applause ]
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good morning bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." >> hey, good morning. i'm natasha zouves from "abc7 mornings." let's get over to meteorologist mike nicco tracking the forecast now. hey, there, mike. >> hi, natasha. hi, everybody. we'll start with the storm impact scale. it's a one, light. light to moderate rain this fternoon and tonight, up to half an inch and up to 40-mile-per-hour gusts. you can see up until 4:00, rain's up in the north bay. by 7:00, starting to move into the south bay. steady rain's over by 10:00, just some showers for the overnight hours. another chance starting sunday. sue? a couple of new problems just developing. santa rosa, southbound 101 near river road. a couple of lanes blocked with an accident there. you can see some minor slowing up to the scene there. and back to san francisco, southbound 280 near alemany,
accident blocking lanes there as well. natasha? >> all right, sue, thank you. it's time for "live with kelly and ryan" and we'll be back at 11:00 a.m. for the abc7 midday news. our reporting continues now on our news app and abc7news.com. join reggie, mike, alexis, jessica and m [cheers and applause] >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from the hit drama "scandal," kerry washington. and busy philipps! legendary songwriter and producer, david foster! all next on "live"! and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! >> ryan: hello.