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when alexis puts on her shoulder pads with spikes on it, it will be great one. good morning, america. hurricane florence strengthening in the atlantic right now, threatening to hit the east coast as a category 4 storm. states of emergency from north carolina to virginia. the region bracing for impact, already facing heavy rain and flash flooding. me too moment. one of the most powerful men in hollywood, les moonves, now out at cbs. what he said overnight after six new women accused him of sexual harassment and assault. one of his accusers here exclusively, and ronan farrow who broke the story live only on "gma" this morning. head to head. president trump firing back after former president obama hits the campaign trail taking aim directly at donald trump. this as vice president pence says he'll take a lie detector
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test to prove he did not write that anonymous op-ed attacking the president. serena, the tennis superstar now facing a $17,000 fine after that battle with the chair ump at the u.s. open. >> i don't cheat to win. i'd rather lose. >> how the tennis world is now responding to her charges of sexism on the court. scary close call. a 7-year-old nearly mowed down by a car while trying to board the school bus. new ways schools are trying to put a stop to these dangerous drivers. ♪ this is going to be the best day of my life ♪ and homecoming hero. the high school student crowned homecoming queen, then taking the field to kick the game-winning goal. what she's saying about her whirlwind weekend. ♪ my life and good morning, america. hope you had a great weekend. great to have cecilia vega back. >> great to be here. good to see you both.
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i guess that's my que. i'm just so excited to be here i forgot what i was actually being paid to do. what do we want to do, get right to of course that monster storm. hurricane florence is strengthening in the atlantic. you see right there, that satellite image on track to become a category 4 hurricane. >> it's heading for the southeast. states of emergency have been declared in south carolina, north carolina, and virginia. of course, ginger is tracking the system as it moves in. good morning, ginger. >> oh, good morning. this is a big one, y'all, and we have been watching it strengthen and rapidly it will do so even into the rest of this morning. today is the peak of hurricane season. it actually marks the day, and boy, does it look it in the atlantic. florence has our attention, and it should. because by thursday, we'll be seeing major impacts along the southeast coast. keep an eye not just on that center line but the entire cone. anywhere from charleston up to norfolk, still in the region. it has to be otoee impacts in the wayf storm of m
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and inland flooding, which i will be talking about in a moment. i'm going to be headed into the storm zone but already my teammate, rob marciano, is there. i'm so proud to see store shelves empty of water. people are really preparing for this, as they should. >> reporter: they are getting ready, ginger. still over 1,000 miles away as you know, but florence has its sights set on the state of north carolina. already long swells have set up rip currents, over a dozen rescues yesterday. surfers this morning trying to take advantage of these smooth waves. these water temperatures are inviting. 87 degrees and that's fuel for hurricanes. this pier you see behind me, with our drone, that was wiped out back in 1996. rebuilt in 2002. solid concrete, set to withstand 200-mile-per-hour winds. that engineering is going to be put to the test. the last time it came through, these homes were not here in 1954, and they will be in harm's way. folks are preparing here, wiping out store shelves of water and other supplies, but 60 years, ginger, is a long time. for most of the people that live here, this storm is likely to be like nothing they have ever
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experienced before. is. >> that's exactly right, rob. the way it's affecting and hitting the coast will be a huge impact. thank you, rob. up to winds, right? we're talking about 150-plus miles per hour. in a category 4. a strong one. we'll be watching for that as it hits the coast. timing is thursday into friday for the heftiest part, but don't forget that once it gets inland, and we have seen this before, these storms can meander, they can hit and what's happening is they get squeezed with the stationary front. we can end up seeing more than 20 inches of rain. greensboro. roanoke. just because you're not at the coast doesn't mean you won't see major impacts from the storm. >> thank you. george? we move on to the new fallout from the me too movement. the longtime chair of cbs, les moonves stepped down overnight after six more women spoke out with disturbing allegations of sexual misconduct. we have exclusive interviews with one of his accusers and ronan farrow, who broke the
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story in "the new yorker eyorke" abc's eva pilgrim brings us all the latest. good morning, eva. >> reporter: these women are coming forward now, after years of staying silent because this current me too movement has given them the courage to speak out. this morning, the head of cbs is out. les moonves stepping down from the company he's run for two decades amid new accusations of sexual assault and harassment. six new women coming forward with allegations against the man responsible for overseeing some of the biggest shows of all-time like "survivor," and "the big bang theory." >> i think i have made a huge mistake. >> reporter: the women accusing the tv titan range from a former veteran tv executive to an assistant, speaking in an article published in "the new yorker" detailing allegations spanning three decades, accusations that the former cbs chief, who has been married for 14 years to "big brother" host julie chen, forced some to perform oral sex on him, exposed himself without their consent, and that he used physical
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violence and intimidation against them. a massage therapist, deborah kitay, says he requested sexual acts during sessions. >> during massages, he would ask me to work into his genital areas. he would just say, you know, you can touch me. i was, like, i don't do that kind of work. >> reporter: another woman, phyllis golden-gottlieb, says moonves sexually assaulted her in 1986. he reaches over and pulls me up and throws me, i mean hard, against the wall. golden-gottlieb says she kept quiet because she was a single mom and feared for her livelihood, saying, he absolutely ruined my career. he was the head of cbs. no one was going to take me. one former assistant who claims moonves coerced oral sex says, it was very violent. very aggressive. there was real hostility in it. another accuser saying, he is cunning, he is calculating and
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he is a predator. last year the media mogul addressed me too movement. >> i think it's important that a company's culture will not allow for this, and that's the thing that's -- that's far reaching. >> reporter: as news of his departure broke, cbs releasing a statement from its lead investigator saying, we thank les for his 24 years of service. as part of the settlement, cbs and moonves announcing they will donate $20 million to organizations that support the me too movement. seven other women previously accused moonves of offenses ranging from unwanted advances to sexual assault. this morning, the former cbs chief responding to these latest allegations in a statement saying, the appalling accusations in this article are untrue. what is true is that i had consensual relations with three of the women some 25 years ago before i came to cbs. and i have never used my position to hinder the advancement or careers of women. now cbs confirming to us that even before these latest allegations they were
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negotiating a severance package for moonves. some of the women coming forward are outraged that reports of that package could be $100 million. according to sources, that package will be held back pending the results of an independent sexual misconduct investigation. george? >> thanks, eva. we're joined now by phyllis golden-gottlieb and her attorney, gloria allred. thank you both for joining us this morning. phyllis, let me begin with you. you told ronan farrow you feared les moonves would get away with this. are you satisfied that he hasn't? >> yeah. i'm okay. it's -- i -- there are -- i have gone through so many, you know, years. and, um, i would like him to be accountable for what he did. >> and gloria, there still are some questions about these independent investigations that have been contracted by cbs. are you satisfied that those will be truly independent? >> well, george, that is a good
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question because so many people have contacted me are concerned about whether they should speak to the independent investigators because, after all, they're being paid by cbs. i do think that the fact that there are two law firms involved, that they're going to interview as many accusers as they can, and they will give a report to the cbs board is very important. >> and phyllis, les moonves said the accusations in the article are untrue. he said he never used his position to hinder the advancement or careers of women. what's your response to that? >> yeah, well, that's a joke, it's so bad. of course he did. i mean, i -- he took my whole career. >> he also says that three of the relationships he had there were consensual. was yours consensual in any way? >> in no way. >> take us back to that time. you discussed making a complaint at the time, which is now 40 years ago.
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why didn't you make that complaint then, and do you think it was a mistake? >> well, because i had -- one, i needed the job. i had two children that i was responsible for, and -- and i was -- i was frightened. >> how did he hurt your career? >> he really hurt my career. right after he appeared naked, he came running into my office and did this whole thing about that i didn't send a memo to anybody, and then he picked me up and threw me against the wall. i mean, i just lay on the floor and cried. i mean, i didn't know what was going to happen to me. >> finally, years later, earlier this year, you did go to the los angeles police. >> yes. >> what did they tell you? >> well, they said that the time
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has run out. you know, that this happened so long ago. but it really was -- i just wanted to get it off, you know, to get it off of me and to share it with someone. >> and gloria, the statute of limitations has run out on any criminal charges. are you going to file a civil suit? >> it's also too late, that is the statute of limitations has run even to file a civil lawsuit. but i want to say that i believe that phyllis is very, very brave and very courageous, and she has taken huge risks and she did so for justice. and i think it's really important that the -- that cbs has said that there's going to be a donation to causes that advance equality. but what about justice for the persons who can prove that they were victims? there needs to be justice for them, as well. >> thank you both for your time this morning. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> and we're joined now by ronan rrow, and thank you for coming in. >> always a pleasure.
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>> les moonves out just hours after you broke that story. with six more accusers. this is one of the most significant moments in the me too era. >> it is the first example of a fortune 500 ceo, someone who was really thought to be immune to criticism because he is so indispensable to billions of dollars of transactions, has stepped down. this is a first. >> and we did see it did not come easily for cbs. they resisted for a long time. >> that's exactly right, and that was at the heart of the frustrations of these women, george. this is what we're reporting, a case where a board -- some of the members at least -- knew about an allegation of forced oral sex back in january. didn't suspend him. knew about the first six allegations in that first "new yorker" story, didn't suspend him. and then, we're talking about letting him walk with a potentially $100 million exit package. that was a source of great frustration to many of these women. >> it's possible he'll get some of that. >> it's possible, but now it's pending the results of this investigation and as of now he will walk with no exit
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compensation and they will donate $20 million of what would have gone to him to charities. >> we just heard from phyllis. what have you heard from the other accusers? >> they have reached out, and i think been very grateful for all the support that's come their way. they are grateful there are some first tentative signs of accountability. some were frustrated by the board of this company in their view covering this up. six members of the board are now being replaced so there is cautious optimism right now. >> cbs may not be out of the woods yet. jeff fager, the executive producer of "60 minutes," former chairman of cbs news, now facing mounting allegations. >> i'm glad you mentioned that, george. this is not just about les moonves. this is about a culture. women are saying allegations were being covered up, and a lot of those are on cbs news and those problems are still there, and that does include numerous allegations about jeff fager. >> ronan farrow, thank you very much. >> thank you. always a pleasure, guys. the midterms now less than 60 days away, and president obama is hitting the campaign trail and taking aim squarely at president trump, calling him out
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by name for the first time. and you can bet president trump fired right back. our senior national correspondent, terry moran, has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, cecilia. there's good news for president trump on the economy. blue collar jobs are on the rise, but the turmoil as you point out keeps swirling around him, and president barack obama -- former president barack obama and the democrats are revved up, fired up to hit the campaign trail. they're optimistic now about their chances in the midterms. the white house is trying to move on from a disastrous week of headlines, but this weekend, a new set of hurdles. in a dramatic move, former president barack obama blasted his successor by name for the first time since leaving the oval office. >> sometimes the backlash comes from people who are genuinely, if wrongly, fearful of change. it did not start with donald trump. he is a symptom, not the cause. >> reporter: president trump hitting back during his rally in north dakota, mocking his predecessor. >> i'm sorry. i watched it, but i fell asleep.
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[ laughter ] >> reporter: veteran journalist bob woodward's new book is still sending shock waves through washington. woodward telling cbs what his reporting revealed to him is alarming. >> you look at the operation of this white house, and you have to say, let's hope to god we don't have a crisis. >> reporter: and the president is still fuming over that anonymous op-ed piece in the "new york times" from a self-described member of the quiet resistance within his own administration. the president calling for attorney general jeff sessions to launch an investigation into who wrote it. >> if this person had the kind of courage and skills that some of us do, they would come forward. >> reporter: the frenzied rumors have become so fierce that even the vice president says he is ready to take a lie detector test to prove he and his staff had nothing to do with it. >> i would agree to take it in a heartbeat. >> reporter: amid all this turmoil, what you might call the trump show, the trump presidency
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continues to make major changes. national security adviser john bolton is going to announce the u.s. is shutting down the palestinians' office in washington, d.c. that's a dramatic step to punish the palestinians, try to force them to join peace talks. they have refused, but it's another sign of why so many conservatives and republicans are sticking with this president. they like what he is doing. >> exactly, terry, and one other topic. former trump campaign adviser, george papadopoulos, was sentenced to 14 days for lying to investigators. now he's making some news about the russia investigation. >> reporter: that's right. he was the first contact between russian intelligence and the trump campaign, u.s. intelligence believes. and he says he was trying to shield the campaign hen he lied to the fbi. the question is, where did what he heard from the russians go? how high up in the trump campaign did it go? that's what robert mueller is investigating. cecilia. >> terry, thanks. >> i was talking to george papadopoulos yesterday. he says -- and this is one of the things mueller will have to get to the bottom of. he said he didn't pass it on, and doesn't remember passing it
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on to anyone else in the campaign. but we know he passed it on to foreign diplomats and that's raised a lot of questions. i pressed him hard on that. we'll have to wait for muler to find out the facts. >> see what he does with it. the thrilling nfl comeback overnight. things looking grim for the green bay packers. the team was already down 10-0 when their star quarterback, aaron rodgers was carted off field in the first half. but, guys, he made it back for the final quarter of the game. despite having trouble putting weight on his left leg, he helped rally his team from a 20-point deficit, capping it off with this 75-yard touchdown pass to beat the chicago bears, 24 -- he could go all the way! d >> it's like you have a sports announcing background or something. >> i don't know. i don't think i have that. it was tremendous, and you should see the memes about aaron being able to come back into the game. >> on one leg.
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>> mm-hmm. on one leg. let's go back to ginger. >> the same area, guys. the same area that's seeing so much rain, more than half foot of rain in alexandria, virginia. water rescues, they're about to get some of that water from florence. now hampton, virginia, this picturesque image that came on shore. this water spout. this is another indicator we have a lot coming at us. gordon will move to the east, and among that becomes the problem with flood warnings from pennsylvania through new york this morning. your local weather in 30 seconds. first, the select cities brought to you by edward jones.
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carolinas on thursday. and this morning, novak djokovic is waking up the u.s. open champion topping argentina's juan martin del potro in three straight sets. his 14th career grand slam victory for djokovic. he is died with pete sampras. quite a tennis weekend. >> it truly y and on the women's side, naomi osaka, celebrate her. she made history, and she was fantastic in that final. there are still questions of course, about what happened with serena williams, and whether gender bias played a role in the way she was treated by the chair umpire there. serena is now facing also a $17,000 fine for violations that was a part of the match. and amy, this is something that has been a hot topic all weekend. >> and it's going to continue, i
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imagine, throughout the week. it was supposed to be a night of celebration, but the u.s. open women's final ended with both players in tears. the play on the court overshadowed by controversy outside the lines. serena williams furious. and critics accusing the umpire of sexism. tennis superstar serena williams chasing her 24th grand slam win at the u.s. open when the firestorm started. >> a coaching violation. i guess the thumb's up. >> reporter: serena given a code of conduct warning. her coach accused of making illegal hand signals from the stands. the six-time open champion furious with the call. >> i don't cheat to win. i would rather lose. >> reporter: but serena wasn't just battling the umpire, carlos ramos. her opponent, 20-year-old naomi osaka, playing the match of her life against her idol. with the score close in the second set, serena made a costly error. the 36-year-old slamming her racket in frustration. the umpire citing the superstar for racket abuse, costing her a point. >> that's a point penalty.
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extremely rare in a grand slam finals. >> reporter: serena continued to argue with the umpire. >> you owe me an apology. i have never cheated in my life! i have a daughter and i stand for what's right for her, and i have never cheated. you stole a point from me. you're a thief, too. >> violation. verbal abuse. game penalty, miss williams. >> wow! >> reporter: serena tearfully saying she was being treated unfairly because of her gender. >> because i'm a woman you're going to take this away from me? that's not right. there are a lot of men out here that have said a lot of things because they are men -- that doesn't happen. >> reporter: despite the tension-filled atmosphere, osaka held her nerve. >> naomi osaka, a quantum leap! >> reporter: but instead of celebrating, osaka sat under a towel in tears. at the trophy ceremony, the
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serena crowd making their feelings known. in a display of sportsmanship, serena pleading with the crowd. >> we're going to get through this, and let's be positive. so congratulations, naomi. no more booing. >> reporter: the newly crowned champion telling erielle reshef about that moment. >> just the fact she was hugging me and stuff, it brought up the emotions. >> reporter: after the match, serena's coach admitting fault for the initial violation. >> if i'm honest, i was coaching. i mean, i don't think she looked at me. that's why she didn't think i was. >> reporter: but many in the tennis community expressing outrage. billie jean king accusing the umpire of abuse of power writing in "the washington post," ultimately, a woman was penalized for standing up for herself. a woman faced sexism, and the match went on. james blake echoing the double standard. he said, i will admit i have said worse and not gotten penalized. overnight, naomi osaka, the first japanese person to ever win a u.s. open, astweeting --
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a woman, i was grateful. as a woman, i was grateful to see serena stand behind her in that moment. and that was the beauty behind all of the controversy. >> it was two very strong women, and patrick knows this. patrick mcenroe, the biggest applause from the audience was after the match when naomi went into the stands to hug her mother. you know, people felt that the crowd was booing and it was inappropriate, but they were upset with the chair ump, not with the result. she was fantastic champion and deserving of the win. >> let's bring in patrick mcenroe. espn commentator. former pro. you were there in the stands. you played in a number of matches and you watched your brother, famously with a temper there. fair to say this would never happen to a man what happened to serena? >> it's fair to say that a lot of people made mistakes, including serena. but it's also fair to say that gender bias was at play here. in my opinion. the umpire, if it had been a man playing -- and this guy has given warnings and viotions top.
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but he's never given a game penalty particularly in a grand slam final. what i believe he needed to do before that third violation was say, listen, serena. you're going too far here. i hear you. you're making good points. nobody's accusing you of cheating. but your coach coached. and that's against the rules. we can have another discussion about whether that should be against the rules, but it's against the rules. >> could he have said something also, you already have two violations? >> yes, that's what he should have done. he should have said, you have two. and if you keep going, you'll get a game violation. and none of us want to see that happen. he didn't do, that and he should y ticuleneel heeeto exert hir? coachibut you'reigas the ht i think it should be changed and most people aren't aware on the women's tour outside of the grand slams, there is coaching
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allowed. coaches go on the court. guess who has never taken a coach to come on the court. >> serena williams. >> and venus williams. >> why isn't it allowed? you have coaches in football. in baseball. >> that's the -- >> billie jean king called for it. >> guess what? serena has changed many rules, including bringing in instant replay because of a match that she played years ago. against capriati. this is going to spark that to happen again. serena, again, changing the way things happen. >> we're not talking about naomi osaka this morning. is her victory diminished? >> her victory is not diminished. but she's not getting the attention she should be getting. i applaud you from bringing this up from the top. she thoroughly outplayed serena the entire match. she deserved to win the match, and i will also say that sitting in the crowd, i couldn't hear anything of what was going on, and that was part of the reason why there is confusion with the crowd and the booing. nobody can hear anything inside the arena. and the umpire needed to do a better job of explaining to serena what's going on. and to the fans.
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>> we're still talking about it the. >> she held her composure, because when all that was going on, she was in the back of the court. >> all that was going on, and she had to serve for the match for the u.s. open championship against serena williams? wow. >> serena williams has repeatedly said, she is deserving. she deserved it. >> she didn't handle it great during the match. she could have stepped back, but in the trophy presentation when that place was ready to erupt, she was the only person that could calm the situation down, and she did. kudos to her. >> we're going to be talking about this all week. >> could not be serious. your brother right now. booing everywhere. >> many men have said much worse and gotten away with it. >> many men. george. speaking of men. take it away. >> many men tennis players. >> thank you for coming in today. we'll move on now to new developments in that shocking case out of dallas where a white police officer is facing a manslaughter charge after shooting and killing a black
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man, who she mistakenly thought was in her apartment, turns out she opened the wrong door. she was arrested overnight. abc's marcus moore has the story. >> reporter: 30-year-old dallas police officer amber guyger arrested overnight, charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of 26-year-older botham jean. the four-year veteran of the dallas police department seen here on video in full uniform, reportedly moments after shooting jean in his own apartment. she told authorities she mistook jean's apartment for hers after she returned home from a shift thursday, and opened fire after a confrontation after she entered his home. >> standing by at 1210 south lamar. >> reporter: jean was rushed to the hospital where he died. officer guyger initially not arrested, as her boss turned the case over to the texas rangers for an independent investigation. >> right now there are more questions than we have answers. >> reporter: the legal team representing jean's family
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now including benjamin crump. >> black people being killed for walking while black, driving while black. this, he was living while black and still was shot. >> reporter: and this morning, new details about the possible circumstances leading up to the shooting. cite a sort with direct knowledge, the reports jean's door was unlocked. the lights were off when guyger went in. according to the source, she saw a figure in the darkness and thought her apartment was being burglarized. guyger pulled her gun and fired twice. >> she took my life away, like, my very own life. >> reporter: and we have heard from authorities and the attorneys representing jean's family that this morning there is no evidence to suggest that guyger and jean knew each other, george? >> just a strange, strange sad story. >> tragic. tragic. coming up, the school dangers. the terrifying close call caught
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back now with a scary close call for a 7-year-old just missed by a car as he was crossing the street for the school bus. all caught on home surveillance paula faris has the story. >> reporter: they are the harrowing videos that no parent wants to see. children trying to board school buses nearly plowed down time and time again. >> stop that car! >> reporter: and now, this morning, one father is warning new parents about bus stop
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dangers after his home security system caught this near miss at the end of his driveway. >> i look at this picture and it was really close. >> reporter: watch as david's sons wait patiently for their bus on the third day back to school. the bus extends its crossing arm and the stop sign begins to flash when suddenly this black car blows by narrowly missing his 7-year-old by inches. >> fortunately he was able to jump back. and there was no injuries. >> reporter: but close calls like these are a daily occurrence across the country. a survey of school bus drivers in 38 states and washington, d.c., found nearly 84,000 vehicles pass their buses illegally on a single day. that's an estimated 15 million violations during the school year. according to the national school bus loading and unloading survey, eight children were killed getting on or off the school bus during the 2016-2017 school year. these accidents usually happen in what's called the danger zone. that's the area ten feet in front, on the sides and behind
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good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> hi, good morning. i'm jessica castro from abc 7 mornings. mike nicco has our forecast. >> we'll start with the raiders game, which you can see here on abc 7. dropping down to 59. here's a look at what's going on at golden gate. going to be good whether you're exercising at the beaches, but we have a small craft advisory starting around 2:00. 60s along the coast. 70s around the bay. 80s and just a few 90s inland. this is the only day this week with 90s. >> okay. no change. we still have a full closure of lombard street. if you're trying to get to golden gate bridge, westbound side is fully blocked by that crash and investigation involving the muni bus. the other side of the roadway, the eastbound said is open, but long onlooker delay there. definitely plan on delays. i would avoid that area if possible. here's a live look outside. bay bridge toll plaza, metering
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light still on. red and a lot of slowdowns everywhere. >> it's been a rough commute this morning. thank you. next on "gma" bridget neilson opens up about becoming a mom again at age 54. and we'll have another update in ♪ ♪ they're the moderne stone age family. ♪ ♪ from the town of bedrock. ♪ meet george jetson. ♪
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. states of emergency. florence turning into a major hurricane this morning, already a category 2. on track to hit the east coast. so many bracing for impact. heavy rain and flash floods happening right now. new this morning, olivia newton-john reveals she is facing cancer for a third time. what she's doing as far as treatment is concerned. dr. jen ashton will be here with that. and a "gma" exclusive, brigitte nielsen's miracle birth at 54. the actress revealing her incredible ten-year journey to have a fifth child. doctors tell her it was a 2% chance it would even happen. what she is saying now about being an older mother. >> i have to be realistic that in 15 years, you'll be 15 years old, i will be 70. i will look 50, honey. i had better.
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lady gaga, bradley cooper and one of the most anticipated movies of the year. the stars open up about their blockbuster collaboration. what they reveal about their instant chemistry the first time they met, and what brought them to tears during our interview. ♪ everybody feel good are you ready to have a "gma day"? we're counting down to the launch of our brand-new third hour. michael, sara and big surprises that will have you smiling all day long. >> i think we can make them work. ♪ i see a bad moon rising and she is the "pitch perfect" guest. anna kendrick starring in a twisty, turny new thriller. that will have you on the edge of your seat. she is here live and anything could happen. >> and she's here to say -- [ cheers and applause ] let's do this. anna, she sent out a tweet saying that she underslept.
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not overslept. she underslept and she's ready for us and we're ready for her asel we're looking forward to seeing her in a little bit as we say good morning, america, on this monday morning. i refer to her as my "pitch perfect" co-star. remember back then? >> yes. >> i want a simple favor for her, to be in it again. that's the name of her new film, "a simple favor." >> my daughter elliott watched it yesterday afternoon and said it is really something. >> yes. oh, it is. it is. it is. >> we'll be talking to her later. what a great weekend for the giving my all challenge. the donations poured in all weekend long after we kicked it off on friday. >> classrooms all across the country there. and so many great messages coming in from students and teachers. and this morning, we'll get to find out how many of those projects you helped fund, and there were a lot of them. >> so thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you once again for that. but first, we have the headlines to get tthcancthing r all this happening on the peak day of the hurricane season, so
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let's go back to rob who is good morning, rob. >> hey, good morning, robin. what a beautiful state this is, but it has a history with hurricanes and florence now over 1,000 miles away. the last hurricane of this strength was 60 years ago. you see from our drones, some of the new homes behind us were not here back then, so we're hoping this dune holds, but there is water beyond that, and there is even new construction beyond this pier. and this pier we mentioned earlier in the broadcast, built in 2002 after the hurricanes wiped it out in the '90s. let's talk about the path. as you mentioned, this is the peak of hurricane season, and we're worried about florence. still scheduled to arrive here thursday as a category 3 or 4. the forecast only growing in confidence with large, destructive waves, big-time winds, and inland flooding. there are three states of emergency. south carolina, north carolina and virginia, robin, because this is scheduled and likely to be a very large and destructive storm. robin? >> all right.
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glad that you're there for us. george? we move on to the new fallout from the me too movement. the longtime chair of cbs stepped down after six women spoke out with allegations of sexual misconduct. i want to go back to eva pilgrim with the latest. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, george. more women joining the growing list of accusers. and some of these new accusations are graphic. this morning, the head of cbs is out. les moonves stepping down from the company he has run for two decades amid new accusations of sexual assault and harassment. six new women coming forward with allegations against the man responsible for overseeing some of the biggest shows of all time, like "survivor," and "the big bang theory". >> i think i have made a huge mistake. >> reporter: the women accusing the tv titan range from a former veteran tv executive to an assistant, speaking in an article published in "the new yorker" detailing allegations spanning three decades, accusations th for
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14 years to "big brother" host julie chen forced some to perform oral sex on him, and exposed himself without their consent, and used physical violence and intimidation against them. former massage therapist deborah kitay says moonves sexual acts during sessions. >> during massages, he would ask me to work into his genital areas. he would just say, you know, you can touch me. i was, like, i don't do that kind of work. >> reporter: another woman, phyllis golden-gottlieb, says moonves assaulted her in 1986. he reaches over and pulls me up and throws me. i mean, hard against the wall. >> i had two children that i was responsible for, and -- and i was -- i was frightened. >> reporter: and this morning, the former cbs chief responding cus in this ararwhat is true is consensual relations with three
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of the women some 25 years ago, before i came to cbs. and i have never used my position to hinder the advancement of careers of women. george? >> cecilia? let's go to the new miss america. miss new york, nia franklin, is a trained opera singer. who is teerg share her -- eager to share her gift. here's what she said in the interview part of the show. >> i'm excited to share my platform advocating for the arts and make sure all students have access to a quality education. >> so we all know this now. the with big change in this year's show. for the first time in 98 years, no swimsuit competition. nia franklin will be live here in times square tomorrow on "gma." and i'm told she was glad there was no swimsuit competition so shd eat li b m >> lher alrey.a newton-john revealing her cancer has returned. the modern treatment she is
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using to fight it. dr. ashton will talk about that. and o interview with brigitte ni ni ni ni becoming a mother again in her 50s after struggling to get pregnant. she also talks about the best part of being a mom at this age. lara, what do you have upstairs? >> what do i have? who do i have? the very funny, always fun anna kendrick. no pressure. [ cheers and applause ] so happy to have our friend here. we also have a great audience as you can hear. don't go anywhere. "good morning america" is coming right back. "gma's" morning menu sponsored by megared. sponsored by megared. s don't geh omega-3s. which is why megared advanced 4in1 packs more omega-3 power into one small softgel. it supports your heart... brain... eyes... and joints. megared.
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eace for a monday morning, thank you. and today is the day we're expanding to a third hour. [ cheers and applause ] for the new "gma day." b surpri. they'll make you feel good. so that's coming up. [ applause ] but wait, wait. we're very happy for them and we're very happy for a little "pop news" with lara. >> john legend living up to that last name with his emmy win over the weekend for producing "jesus christ superstar live." john has done something so few have. he reached egot status, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] such a big deal. he has already gotten ten grammys, an oscar for his song "glory" from the movie "selma" which was amazing, a tony for co-producing "jitney," and now the emmy which makes john the first black man to achieve the coveted status,
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and also the youngest male or female to do it at just 39 years young. couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. his very proud wife, our friend, chrissy teigen tweeting this image of fellow winners of the egot writing egotg.o.a.t. she writes, if "jesus christ superstar" wins, john will have his egot and i will make an even uglier cry face. do you guys remember that story? she got so much heat about her cry face. you could not look ugly, chrissy. how did they celebrate? well, teigen posted a video of john adding the emmy to his collection. there he is putting it up on his shelf and then apparently he made them both a big old batch of pancakes. sounds like a perfect celebration. [ applause ] again, congratulations to mr. john legend. >> how old is he? >> 39. >> wow. >> incredible.
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>> wow. >> quite remarkable, and so much more to come from him. >> a great guy. so much fun. also in "pop news" this a grand central terminal for an impromptu free concert. listen up. ♪ can't buy me love ♪ love ♪ can't buy me love >> sounding great, mr. paul mccartney. sir paul i should say. paul just released a new album called "egypt station." he did the mini concert for about 300 people, including some celeb friends, like bonn -- bon jovi who was in the audience, martin luther king, meryl streep, amy schumer who just happened to be there walking through the terminal. oh yeah, they were catching their train. he says he chose grand central because, well, it's the coolest station he could think of. we agree, sir paul. he played "let it be," "blackbird," and three new songs. and he dedicated the song "my valentine" to his wife, nancy shevell. the m,gy station"
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can you tell i'm a fan? >> yeah. >> that meryl streep had a busy weekend. as we just mentioned she was at mccartney's popup gig randomly on friday, and then on sunday she showed up at the u.s. open men's tennis finals between djokovic and del potro. i guess she was really into it. espn posting this moment to twitter, writing, meryl streep is the scream emoji at the u.s. open final. [ applause ] so cute. the internet went nuts, loving it. tons of comments about the actress' dramatic reactions during the match including one person who posted, and we wanted to share it with you all, meryl just nominated for an oscar for watching tennis. >> no surprise there. >> wouldn't be surprised. >> everything she does, she does with flair, and that everybody, is "pop news." >> thanks, lara. [ applause ] we're going to move on now to our "gma" cover story.
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nger/songwriter newton-john revt health battle, fighting cancer for the third time. she appeared on a tv show sunday might where it was revealed that doctors found a tumor at the base of her spine. and our friend is still optimistic as ever. take a look. >> i'm one of millions in this fight. fight, i shouldn't say fight. in this journey. a lot of people see it as a fight and that's -- wherever you choose to see it, that's your prerogative. i see it as part of my, whatever you want to call it. i see it as part of my mission maybe. >> how did you treat it? >> i'm still treating it. and i'm treating it naturally, and doing really well. >> and dr. jennifer ashton joins us now. we're wishing her nothing but the best. she, as we said, remaining optimistic. i've spoken with her over the years about this. when you hear a third time, what comes to mind? >> it depends. in general when we hear that from a patient we have to remember there are one of two options.
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either it can be a second primary, which can happen either as a result of certain treatments as you know very well. or certain people can have genetic defects that make them prone to multiple types of cancer. or it could be a spread or a recurrence or a metastasis of a different cancer. it could be those scenarios, but what it underscores here, robin, is cancer now in many cases is a chronic condition. people do live with it. they are always, you know, thinking about it, coming out, again, in the background. will it return? that surveillance is important, and again, we're hearing a perfect example of that with someone who is a world-renowned celebrity. >> and she is remaining upbeat and sincere about it, and she has gone about it in different ways. >> right. >> when you face cancer you have to do what's best for you. >> right. >> she's tried the holistic route and with cannabis oil as well she's talking about. >> this is interesting because we're in the infancy of hearing research and good data about the use of medical marijuana or
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cannabis. and there are different types of terminology. it can get very confusing. in most cases when we hear about medical marijuana, this is not including the thc psychedelic compound that gives people a high so to speak. this is being studied in everything from parkinson's, and this was just tested on treating certain types of epilepsy, pain syndromes, nausea. when i was an intern it was used for patients with aids and cancer who needed appetite stimulation. so we're going to be hearing more and more about this. >> if you are considering this, what should you keep in mind? >> it's approved for medical use in 31 states and you need to know your options if you're in one of those states. and you need to treat this as you would any other prescription medication. safeguard its use. don't leave it out randomly, and you need to discuss this with your health care provider or team of health care providers. it's so important. >> it's something i have often talked about, yes, what you're facing is physical but sometimes it's as much mental as it is physical. >> the mind set is so key,
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robin. and she's a great example of that. her perspective, her attitude. it definitely -- that mind/body connection is really, really key. >> thank you, jen. cecilia? let's turn to our "gma" exclusive. actress brigitte nielsen is speaking out about being a new mom. the actress and model is sharing how she overcame near impossible odds to become a mom again at age 54 h. abc's kayna whitworth sat down with her and joins us here in the studio. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: cecilia, good morning. so this is her fifth child, first girl. doctors giving her just a 2% chance of conceiving through ivf but she tells me, for ten years, her and her husband never gave up hope. >> it was like a scream inside. of happiness. >> reporter: actress and model brigitte nielsen made headlines around the world when she announced her pregnancy at age 54. >> the best part of being a mom at my age is being my age. i'm mature. i'm very, very happy. i've never been happier in my life. >> reporter: in june she and her 39-year-old husband welcomed
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their daughter, frida. >> here she is, my princess is here, oh, my god, i can cry. >> reporter: the couple has spent the last ten years trying to get pregnant. >> ten years. that's a decade. it's even longer. wow. it's a long time, but she is here. we didn't give up. >> reporter: doctors were only giving her a 2% chance of getting pregnant using ivf treatments. >> i think the most difficult thing first time was you think you're going to be pregnant. because everything is so -- technology sounds perfect. and you don't realize how difficult it is, the whole journey. and it was megaactive. negative. i broke down. i was devastated. >> reporter: but after ten years, finally a positive result. still, her high-risk pregnancy had doctors urging her not to share the news. >> at my age, at three months you're not safe. at four months, you're not safe. at five months you're not safe, and my doctor said, if i were you, i would wait until you are 27 weeks because at 27 weeks no matter what happens you're going to be okay. >> reporter: little frida born
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c-section at 37 weeks. all the way to 37 weeks? >> yes. basically at 38 weeks, they call it full-term. it was incredible. when you have a high risk pregnancy, of course it's always in the back of your head is today going to be okay? >> what do you want to say to maybe some women who are a little bit older in age that are considering ivf? >> you have to look into your soul and you have to read a lot, and ask yourself first if you think, can you do that? it depends how much you desire it and how much you want it and can you handle it? can your body handle it? can you psychologically deal with it? >> i feel like there's a little bit of stigma around sometimes women who want to have a baby older but that is not the case for men. >> thank you. thank you. thank you very much for saying that. i was really worried about what the people say. how dare she? she is 54. what about the baby? what if she's going to die? people get very mean, and you go through so many tests that they won't even allow you to attempt to have a baby if you're not in super health. so that's first.
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my husband is 15 years younger than me. so in this case freida will have an older, gorgeous mom, and she will have a fun, exciting, younger dad. she is getting the best of both worlds. >> reporter: now 55, nielsen's world is better than ever. she says she is looking forward to a bright future with her new bundle of joy. >> i really have to take care of myself. eat right. work out right. be happy. teach her good things. but be realistic about it, too. we have made a choice. yes, i have to be realistic that in 15 years she'll be 15 years old, i will be 70. i will look 50, honey. i had better. >> reporter: she says of course, taking care of herself, more important than ever. eating healthy, exercising, she wants to be around a long time. she says 100 years old isn't old enough for her. big like it hasn't been in 33 years. >> you said she froze her eggs
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years ago? >> she froze her eggs when she was 40 years old. keep in mind, i turned 35 during my pregnancy and doctors told me i was having a geriatric pregnancy. >> thank you. >> my mom did it. she was 49. now brigitte got her. and janet jackson. my goodness. now it's time for your "gma" moment, and this one has to do with a baby, but the question is how many pull-ups can you do? well, i've got a new man crush monday and it's on camden. he's 8 months old, and watch him go. he hangs on all by himself. they were actually really surprised. mom and dad say he wants to do everything dad does. so sweet. send your "gma" moment to my
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now to the battle against hazing at college campuses across the country. as the new school year gets under way, the parents of timothy piazza, the penn state sophomore who died after a night of binge drinking at a fraternity, they're leading a new initiative and amy is here with the story. >> reporter: that's right, george. and for so many college students, joining a fraternity or sorority is a great tradition. but in the last decade, there have been 40 deaths related to binge drinking. and the piazzas are working to fight this deadly trend and they have a very powerful ally. this morning, as millions of students head back to school, some parents are taking aim at hazing on college campuses. >> it's a cultural problem because somewhere along the line, hazing got to be equated with tradition.
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>> reporter: evelyn and jim piazza helped initiate the new coalition representing dozens of fraternities and sororities. this coming one year after their son, timothy, died following an alcohol-fueled party at a penn state frat house. >> we need people stepping in and saying, no, you can't do that. hopefully what we're trying to do here will spur that type of behavior. >> reporter: the alliance pushes for new legislation to increase criminal penalties, educate parents about the deadly impact of hazing, and reach out to high school students to address the issue earlier. >> this is the first time that fraternities and sororities have partnered with parents and the piazzas and other families have been very gracious. >> first of all, it's a wider coalition than just fraternities. this is about getting at the problem in society. >> reporter: the piazzas' story captured national attention and it's one in a series of fatal
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episodes on college campuses. last year their son was pledging for beta theta pi when he participated in a ritual known as the gauntlet which is 18 drinks consumed in 82 minutes the. heavily intoxicated, the college sophomore fell down a flight of stairs, suffering internal injuries. the tragedy inspired them to work with others who experienced a similar loss, bringing others into the coalition, fighting for change together. >> nowhere in a fraternity, or sorority creed or principles does it say to haze, hurt, or demean anybody. >> reporter: and there is progress in this fight. last week, a ban against hard alcohol was order against most fraternities in the u.s. unless those drinks are served by someone with a liquor license. so a small victory but there's more to come. >> that is a start. thank you very much. anna kendrick when we come back. start. thank you very much. anna kendrick when we come back.
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good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning. i'm reggie aqui. san francisco police tell us westbound lombard street will remain closed at pierce street until at least 9:45. a muni driver suffered life-threatening injuries, and a passenger was also hurt when a bus on the 28 line crashed into a dry cleaning business earlier this morning. alexis, you've been watching this for hours. >> yeah, and certainly want to avoid that area, if possible, here this morning. you'll have to take a detour. in the meantime, we have several other slow areas. a crash on northbound 880 before alvarado niles road. we have at least one lane blocked in your stack up to south of state route 84. onlooker delay on the southbound side. highway 17, nothing blocking.
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good morning. temperatures are starting to respond to this sellerly sunshine, but we're still 49 in santa rosa to 60 in oakland. you can see the lack of clouds out there on the golden gate bridge. it will become breezy this afternoon on the bay, so be careful there. today's our last day of 90s. tomorrow's our last day of 80s until the weekend. >> thanks, mike.
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see you again in about 30 minutes, and always on our news app and abc7.com. ♪ i can make your hands clap [ applause ] we welcome you back. thank you all very much for being here. welcome back to "gma" and this audience that we have on this monday morning. yes. okay. i love our next guest. we loved her in "pitch perfect." now she is heading back to the big screen for "a simple favor." plea a kendrick. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> hi. >> how are you? >> good to see you. >> good to see you. i know.
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>> so good see you. >> good to see you. love this film. >> thank you. >> it is highly entertained, twists and turns and all that, and it was so --  >> yes. >> and you working with blake lively. there was a connection with you guys. >> i know. i know. i just met blake many years ago, and i thought she was so sweet and kind and getting to wrk wor with her on this was great because i got to get to know her a little better, and she was an amazing scene partner. i'm very excited for this movie. i was fishing. i was fishing. >> you want the applause. but there was one particular scene in the movie, and you said it's the mintiest on screen kiss in hollywood history. >> when i am having -- when i p with on screenis wh d gum, and mouthwash and everything. the guy is, like, you ready? let's go. whatever. you know, confidence, and so having a kiss with a female actre actress, i was, like, this is the mintiest kiss in the history
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of scinema. >> you were both doing the same thing? it really is. for both of you guys, for those who don't know, your character has a fascination with blake's character, emily. you're playing stephanie. >> i'm playing stephanie, and she is down on herself because she is a stay at home mom, and she undervalues herself, and she meets this woman that's, like, very exciting to her and, like, she has kind of a girl crush, and yeah. >> but it works. it works. y'all want to see it? [ cheers and applause ] let's take a look. >> do you drink? i need a martini. >> oh, yeah. i like martinis. i haven't had one in a long time. i had one that was mostly
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chocolate. i was, like, oh, alcohol and chocolate. mom life. >> no play dates. >> i'm staying here. >> he is stubborn. >> doesn't have enough chocolate in his life. [ applause ] >> i heard that you much like your character, that you like to be underestimated. >> yeah. well, it's interesting because, you know, in the movie, blake's playing kind of the shiniest object in the room, you know, she is witty. she is always, you know, dressing to impress, and, you know, people kind of think that they have my character figured out and they kind of undervalue and underestimate her, and, you know, i think as any woman has probably been underestimat e t . i could waste time getting upset about it or i could just surprise you and frankly you just make it a lot easier for me to impress [ applause ]
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>> look how much applause you have. henry golding. >> isn't he a cutie? he was in "crazy rich asians." he is so talented and professional and there would be days when he would forget a line, and he would be, like, i'm sorry. i'm sorry. just really nervous. i'm, like, why is he nervous? did a loud noise just happen? it was hard for me to remember. this is his second movie, and i'm excited for him and, you know, the journey he is on. it's so exciting. >> he was thrilled to be working with both of you. >> he says that to everybody. >> i'm sure he does. you know, we love "pitch perfect." [ cheers and applause ] >> my "pitch perfect 2" co-star. >> yes, i was in "pitch perfect 2." roll the video tape. the one scene that i had. there it is. >> hey. >> yes. >> but i see that you all have been getting back together. is there going to be another one? >> you come to l.a., and we'll
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invite you. you're a bella. you're allowed. >> what is it about that dynamic? >> we're all obsessed with etch a ere -- each other. it's really gross. it's just so nice to see them. we got put together, and we didn't choose each other, but it's kind of like family. you don't choose your family, but we're apart of each other's lives now, and it's kind of perm interce -- permanent. it's for life, you know? >> how do you go about that? you are so incredibly talented and blessed. you seem -- not seem. you are so appreciative. >> go ahead and start my day. >> it does seem like you embrace the moment and you're appreciative of the moment. >> it's all an act. i'm very bitter, very jaded. over it. i had a lot of caffeine to be here. >> youundersleep. not oversleep, but underslept. >> i'll just use legal substances to get my day going, and omething you have
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always wanted to do? >> what? be on "good morning america"? yes. >> you're making me work. a good actress. >> well yeah. you know. it's surprising because i hate attention, but yeah. this is the thing that i knew was going to make me happy. >> yeah, and you marke us happy and i mean that sincerely. "a simple favor." thank you havvery, very, very m, and honey, don't you ever change. i know that you won't. >> oh, you guys. >> "a simple favor" hits theaters on friday. don't walk. run to go see it and i'm talking with blake lively about it tomorrow. >> yay. >> yeah.up, "insecure" star is coming here and talking about
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♪ we have got each other and that's a lot for love ♪ ♪ we'll give it a shot we are back here on "gma," and look who is stopping by. jay ellis. fans of the show "insecure" have a lot to say. your character mada
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lawrence. we have a lot to talk aboui lot. the tweets were wild. >> it was pretty insane. >> the hive. you have a hive. >> we have a whole army actually. they are in the street right now. they are downstairs. >> they reacted big. >> they did. they always come through for me. it's really amazing. >> a lot of people weren't anticipating this, but if you didn't get a chance to see it, here it is. >> chad. you're here. >> hey. you see this? >> hey. >> lawrence, hey. >> oh. >> yeah. >> it's that thing when your ex shows up when you really don't expect it. >> and they have the music in the background thaplays. >> tjay, so there is going to b fourth season. do we know that lawrence is back? >> we don't know if lawrence is
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back. i'm the last to find out pretty much everything, but we do hope that lawrence is back. i would love to be back. i'm sure that it's going to be a lot of fun, and i'll pop in. >> the fans of the show as you mentioned are intense and they are downstairs. you got slapped. >> i got slapped at jfk airport and i was at one of those towers and i bumped into a woman. i said excuse me. she looked at me, and her eyes got wide. she reached back. one of those mama slaps. >> you are lawrence. >> i'm very much lawrence. she was upset. >> it's tough to distinguish. you're also a fantasy football player, and you happen to have some fun teammates in chrissy teigen and john legend. >> yes. congrats to john. big night. >> they were trying to do fantasy football, but y'all had to watch a disney movie. >> luna runs that house, and so we watched "frozen." a bunch of grown men.
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>> we want to get to this. because "top gun" is next for you. it's on the tail end of something everybody loves so much. >> it's amazing. such an iconic film, and being apart of what is going to be the next version of "top gun" is unreal. my entire family has been in the service. my father was in the air force. >> so guess what. we are part of the lawrence hive now. i can't wait to see it. i want you to know that [ applause ] all right, lara. let's head over to you. >> thank you, ginger.
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let's turn to one of the most anticipated movies of the fall. "a star is born," with bradley cooper and lady gaga who is gracing the october cover of "vogue." the movie, starring barbara streisand is getting rave reviews, and adrienne bankert is tappeding by with amazing news. >> reporter: they call it near perfect, and it's going to make you cry. for the cast, "a star is born," the fourth reincarnation of a film with a familiar story line has been a labor of love. >> no, i can't do that. >> reporter: "a star is born" is a dream come true for bradley cooper and his directory debut and the incomparable lady gaga's first time on the big screen. people were questioning, is this going to be movie magic? are they going to have the chemistry they say they will? >> we had instant chemistry when i met him.
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as soon as i opened the door to my house and saw him, it was, like, are you hungry? we're both italian and from the east coast, and before i knew it, i was heating up some leftovers for him and we were eating together. >> reporter: cooper had voice training for 18 months to play jackson mane, a famous and faulty country music superstar. >> -- ♪ maybe it's time to live your way tonight ♪ >> he began to sing, and i stopped dead in my tracks. i said, my gosh, bradley, your voice. you can sing. >> reporter: a big endorsement from the grammy winner who every song, performed live. and they coached each other. >> what he taught me was, you know, know your lines, but really know the story tlling, wg to say. >> i don't like to rehearse at all, and i certainly don't like to rehearse lines.
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all we're trying to do is not act, right? that's all we're trying to do. >> reporter: they perfected more than their craft. there is a heartfelt bond among the entire cast, including acting vet sam elliott. >> i have never had an experience like this. i have never been near someone like this, that's as huge as she is on a worldwide level, and somebody that's as talented as she is, and i have never met anyone like bradley since i have been in the business, and to come out the other side, really feeling like a brother, and i'm really fortunate to be here. >> reporter: newcomer, aboutny ramos shares what brought him here to this mile high moment, his high school drama teacher. she changed your life. >> changed my life. i grew up in the projects, yo. virtually i had no chance, and i had this woman that said, i'm not giving up on you. ever. ♪ tell me something, boy
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>> bradley really has been an incredible leader in creating a beautiful family. >> don't worry, i won't tell anybody. >> reporter: you said in an interview that lady gaga is a revelation. what does that mean? >> i'm just so glad god gave her the talent he has and that he chose her because that's quite a vessel to go through because really what you do with it, and she is such a beautiful human being. >> so are you. thank you, bradley. >> it's true. >> i don't like it, but i understand it. >> i think you like it a little bit. >> when inspiration comes, you have two choices. you can let it come, get selfishly what you want from it, and let it go. that is what is cultivated by us. we all get inspired. what are you going to do with that inspiration? >> i just love every single person that's sitting here today
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and feel so grateful to be here. >> we were all tearing up. it really is powerful, and what bradley cooper has done is put intimately on the big screen, issues like mental health and substance abuse in ways we can't ignore. maybe go see it first and then take your kids. if you are going to bring your teenagers, bring the tissues and it's getting a lot of oscar buzz. >> what a love fest between that cast. i can't wait. >> go see it. >> thank you, adrienne. some of the cast will be joining us next month. "a star is born" is in theaters on october 5th. coming up now though, we'll find out how many teachers you - (phone ringing) - big button, and volume-enhanced phones. get details on this state program.
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dictionary you see, every folde fu funded by donors choose. >> reporter: in camden, new jersey, overcome with emotion when she was surprised live with a donor. >> thank you so much. we really appreciate it. >> reporter: and today as we wrap up our campaign, we're saying thank you for supporting education. >> thank you. >> thank you for your support. >> thank you for helping teachers like myself and my colleagues. >> thank you so much for helping us. >> my students could not have the quality of education that they do with your support. thank you. >> because of you, my students will now have new books, new tables and new materials to think critically. >> thank you for what you do for education as a whole. thank you for supporting teachers, and supporting our kids and our families. >> this is special to a lot of
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us. we all have educators in our family, parents or whatever it may be, but to be able to do something like this, and to immediately -- right?i s sittin abt prt,nd in ten nutes fded are getting something that they need. this has been a different kind of project where you can see the impact. we have a drum roll. we have to get to the number. when we launched this on thursday, and this is what you have done, our viewers. $2 million. >> wow. [ cheers and applause ] >> we have to thank our parent company. we have to thank our parent company, disney. they also made a contribution of $500,000, but there are some 22,000 donors and projects that were funded, so thank you all.
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(music throughout) good morning, bay area.
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let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning. it's 8:59. i'm reggie aqui. here's meteorologist mike nicco with a look at your monday forecast. >> reggie, thank you very much. john gruden part two. that starts tonight at the coliseum. kickoff, 7:20. 63, dropping down to 59. or just sit at home and watch the game right here. here's a look at what's going to happen today. good exercise, good beaches. small craft advisory on the bay. mid to upper 60s along the coast into san francisco. you can see mid to upper 70s around the bay. mid-80s to near 90 inland. alexis? >> we still have that issue in san francisco in the marina district due to that crash involving the muni crash. sig alert was just issued by chp. westbound side of lamb board is closed. the eastbound side is open, but some long onlooker delay. that's spilling over to the golden gate bridge commute. time for "live with kelly and ryan." see see you for the midday
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>> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan." today, two-time academy winner emma thompson. and from "the resident," matt czuchry. plus, we are hitting the streets trying to floss our way to victory as part of the record breaker week. and u.s. open champion. all next on "live!" and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪

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