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the interview that scorches the earth between him and magic johnson. look here. one of these two people is accusing the other of having brain damage. why it might be the accuser who actually has it. and the u.s. is involved in finding the nigerian girls. are they any closer? this is "way too early." ♪ hey, hey, everybody. good morning. i'm thomas roberts. it is tuesday, may 13th. welcome to "way too early," the show that's always in a good mood for good apology especially when that apology needs another apology. wait until you hear more about sterling. then we'll get to solange and jay z, the elevator video everybody is talking about this. we don't understand. but let me get to the serious news of the morning. we begin with the latest updates on the search from the nearly 300 missing school girls that are held hostage in nigeria.
the u.s. flying manned surveillance planes over nigeria in an effort to find these young girls. the u.s. is also helping that country's government analyze satellite photos. it follows yesterday's release of a photo that shows about 100 of the children. they are reciting the koran. many believe they may have been split up by their captors. the leader of boko haram also appears in a video with an assault rifle. he says he will free the girls for the release of militant prisoners. they're hoping the video will be used to find where the girls are. >> our intelligence experts are combing over every detail of it for clues that might help in the ongoing efforts to help secure the release of the girls. president obama has directed his team to do everything it can to support the nigerian
government's efforts to find these girls. >> about 50 girls escaped during the kidnapping. boko haram has threatened to sell them off into slavery or to marriage. also overseas, germany's foreign minister is in ukraine this morning to lead the talks between two breakaway regions in the east. russia is praising germany's attempts to resolve the crisis. separatists in russian-speaking provinces over the weekend voted for independence. moscow says it, quote, respects the voters' choice but kremlin stopped short of accepting them into the russian federation. ukraine's president meanwhile is calling the elections, quote, a farce. the white house is also criticizing the elections and says the u.s. will not recognize the results. the eu has announced a new round of sanctions for 13 people including vladimir putin's first deputy chief of staff. he was previously sanctioned by the united states. and moscow is threatening to cut
off gas deliveries to ukraine if kiev does not pay its bill for june in advance which adds up to about $20 billion. okay, now to the donald sterling interview. he has now spoken on the record, cameras rolling, fully aware of his remarks and they would be made public. that didn't stop the disgraced clippers owner from sounding off again. in an interview with cnn, sterling says it was jealousy not racism that fueled his conversation with his former mistress. but that wasn't all. sterling only made things worse when what appeared to be a delusioned view including a shocking statement about magic johnson. >> the players don't hate me. the sponsors don't hate me. the fans don't hate me. the media hates. it's all the media pushing it. >> honestly you really believe this is just the media? >> i believe that 100%. i believe because people call me by the thousands to give me
support. >> you think the players of the los angeles clippers -- >> absolutely. they know i'm not a racist. and i'm not a racist. >> what has he done? can you tell me? big magic johnson, what has he done? >> well, he's a business person. >> he's got aids. did he do any business? did he help anybody in south l.a.? >> he has hiv, not full-blown aids. >> what kind of a guy goes to every city and has sex with every girl and catches hiv? is that someone we want to respect and tell our kids about? i think he should be ashamed of himself. i think he should go into the background. but what does he do for the black people? doesn't do anything. >> in response to those remarks about magic johnson, adam silver issued this statement reading in part, quote, i feel compelled on behalf of the nba family to apologize to magic johnson that he continues to be dragged into this situation and be degraded by such a malicious and personal
attack. the nba board of governors is continuing with its process to remove mr. sterling as expeditiously as possible. whoa. republican strategist karl rove isn't just analyzing political races, he's now diagnosing medical conditions of a particular candidate. rove speculated at a conference last week that hillary clinton may have brain damage. he repeated his theory to the audience numerous times. he cited the health scare back in 2012 when she fell and suffered a blood clot. and on thursday rove said, quote, 30 days in the hospital and when she reappears she's wearing glasses only for people who have traumatic brain injury? we need to know what's up with that. it caused her to postpone her testimony on benghazi. supporters note she was hospital iessed for three days, not 30.
quote, please assure mr. rove she's 100%. now to a twist in the race with clay aiken. his primary opponent keith consi crisco died after falling in his home. aiken turned his website black with only this statement displayed. he is now temporarily suspending his campaign. the race is so close it still hasn't been called yet. and official canvassing begins today after last week's ballot had the senator leading by 369 votes. keith crisco was 71 years old. one of the biggest backers of republican candidates, the chamber of commerce, is issuing the party an ultimatum when it comes to the presidential race in 2016. that message from chamber president is pass comprehensive immigration reform or else. >> if the republicans don't do it, they shouldn't bother to run a candidate in 2016. >> wow. >> i mean, think about that.
think about who the voters are. i just did that to get everybody's attention, but -- we are a nation with people without jobs and jobs without people. we need people that we're training in the best universities. and we tell them to go home? when you do that, you send the work to where the people are. >> the party has failed to capture numbers of growing numbers of minorities. congressman john boehner says that he will be back as speaker of the house, but for how long? he isn't sure. the ohio republican says he expects his party to re-elect him as its leader after the midterm elections. still, he would not commit to staying in the post for a two-year term. >> this issue comes up from time to time, probably more often than i'd like. i have a very good relationship with my colleagues. on both sides of the aisle.
>> and across the spectrum of your own? >> even in my own party. even with people who i have disagreements almost every day. i have good relations with them as well. it's open, it's honest, and straightforward. so i'm looking forward to it. >> do you fully expect to serve out your full term, mr. speaker? >> i can't predict what's going to happen. i'm going to be 65 years old in november. i never thought i'd live to be 60. so i'm living on borrowed time. >> congressman boehner made the remarks in san antonio. he also said jeb bush would make a great president and that he has, quote, nudging him to run. investigators are trying to figure out what caused a house to explode in new hampshire yesterday. they believe it all began with a domestic disturbance where a police officer was allegedly shot by the homeowner when he entered the home. reports say the alleged shooter also shot at another officer.
as you see there it later exploded. police believed the shooter died in the fire. we shift attention to talk about business for tuesday. the s&p and dow closed at record highs on monday. steve sedgwick is lye with us in london. good morning. >> good day to you. kbig names moving up. twitter was up. a lot of activity out there as well. which is leading people to increase the prices. elsewhere we have retail sales today. and the games maker reporting. in terms of that big mna, a lot of news flying around at&t and direc directv. if it goes through, this could be a mega deal in the cable space. it could be worth around $50 billion. at $95 a share for directv. that would be a 20% premium to the price of that stock.
before we heard all the speculation. >> that is big. also let's talk about this. some people would be surprised to hear how "the wall street journal" is reporting advertisers beginning to shift from tv to web video. >> yeah. it's a slow grind. there's nothing that's going to happen overnight. but by 2018, the share of digital media which is mobile ads plus online video, the share will be just above the 36.1%. 88 million people apparently in march watched online videos. people are excited about that as well as the ad sellers. they're slowly migrating away to digital ads. >> thank you. want to get to our twitter question today. twitter doing well stockwise. our question is about twitter. it is now offering a mute function. have you heard about this? the mute function is going to allow you to remove someone from
your feed without actually unfollowing them. so you don't have to look at what they're putting out there but you're still following them. what else can twitter do to make it better for you? share using the #waytooearly. all right. still ahead on "way too early," the next look into making a series with the heat. one problem. lebron. could brooklyn overcome his 39 points? and he's got 99 problems and looks like his sister-in-law is officially one of them. the video of solange that has the entertainment world buzzing. and jen doesn't know what to think about all this. she's so confused. so am i. it's crazy. that and a check on weather when "way too early" comes right back. ♪
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win it 102-96. 3-1 series lead. tonight the pacers look to close out their series against the wizards and the clippers visit the thunder. take you to the ice now for more of round two of the stanley cup playoffs. >> gets the puck. scores! >> for the second time subban. one timer. and scores! >> the steal. to the front. here he is. he scores! and for the first time in a series, a home team has lost. >> the ducks take the series after beating the kings. the bruins shut out canadiens. tonight rangers and penguins and blackhawks and look to knock off the wild. some interesting tv during half-time of the spurs/blazers
game. did you see this? an acrobatic tandem performing an inspiring performance. it was so inspiring shaquille o'neal decided to try this in the studio himself. we are going to be working on this during the break. >> that's pretty good actually. >> yeah. we're going to have mike barnicle and bill kairns performing this later today. >> we have a great routine. we worked it out. he can do the rope thing. it's cool. >> but i don't want you to play the role of shaquille to mess up your jacket. >> so barnicle is going to be -- >> shaquille. yeah. >> okay. this isn't happening. >> we've been practicing. it will work. >> we have. but the degree of difficulty, my back hurt a bit. >> stop complaining and do the weather. >> next time we won't be in central park practicing either. it was 85 yesterday in central park. it was gorgeous. it was 85 in boston yesterday. if you are watching us in new england, today is going to be
nothing like yesterday. it's a back door cold front. cool air off the atlantic. you're going to be in the 50s today in boston. so you went from summertime to right back into early spring. and the cool air makes its way to d.c. d.c. is going to be 40 degrees warmer than boston today. heavy rain in texas. and also the heavy rain eventually will shift to the east coast, but not until probably friday for the northeast and everywhere in between thursday and then on friday. so a lot of wet weather coming across the country. today the trouble spots definitely down in texas. even chicago with storms. our friends out west, they've just -- you know, the drought, the heat, 96 today in l.a. and we're looking at probably a two or three-day heat wave there. >> thank you, bill. we're going to look fwoord to your performance. coming up at the top of the hour on "morning joe" other than that performance, we're going
the have more from donald sterling's alleged apology. and why magic johnson isn't a good role model for the african-american community. when we come back here, we're going to huddle around the water cooler to talk about nothing is all good in the hip hop first family. we're back with much more after this. ♪
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♪ welcome back, everybody. earlier in the show we told you that john boehner expects to be speaker a year from now. if you want to sound smart today tell your friends the oldest speaker in u.s. history was henry t. rainey at the young age of 72. in august the next year, he became one of five speakers to ever die while still in office. okay. let's huddle around the water cooler. it is the video that everybody is talking about. louis, let's check in and find out if you have an explanation of what happened. >> i do not have an explanation. i don't think we can show the video, but i will tell you about the story. there's a surveillance video from the standard hotel here in new york city. jay z in a white tuxedo on the left. on the light colored dress on the right is reportedly beyonce's sister solange and she was not happy with her
brother-in-law. she takes more than a few swings at the rapper in addition to a couple of kicks. beyonce is also in the elevator along with a security guard who actually hit the elevator stop button to keep things private. >> that's them coming out after when they're walking out. >> yeah. right there. >> jay z's hand up on his faus. the sisters, they get into one limo. jay z got into another. >> yeah. so we don't know what -- there's been a lot of speculation about what the brawl was about. what the fight was about. but there is no word about why solange attacked jay z like she did. >> meanwhile, the bodyguard that was in the elevator, he hit the stop button so the elevator stopped. >> for privacy. and you'd think an elevator video wouldn't get leaked like this, but it did. it goes to show you you're always on camera. but, you know, jay z and beyonce were courtside at the nets game in brooklyn last night. they're trying to play it off like it was an argument that
went wrong and they're moving on. >> well, hopefully a lot of family disputes can run pretty hot, so they can work past it. >> i hope they can get past this. now, this is the crossover episode that everyone has been waiting for. fox is planning for the simpsons and family guy crossover episode. it will reportedly feature bart giving stewie lessons. they aren't shy about the pgs kps. they say generations of fans will be talking about it for a long time. >> i'm sure. >> well, i can't wait for it. let's check in now with stephen colbert who's weighing in on the reaction to the st. louis rams drafting michael sam. >> folks, this is just wrong. in the nfl, sexuality is supposed to take place off camera. and the fans should only find out about it when the charges are filed. i'm upset and i'm not the only one.
>> don jones of the miami dolphins tweeted, omg, and horrible. >> former super bowl champion said, that michael sam is no bueno for doing that on national tv. kids are watching the draft. >> yeah. kids are watching. now we have to answer the questions like daddy can we stop watching the seventh round of the nfl draft? >> yeah. well, a lot of people had interesting reactions to that. but bottom line, michael sam is going to be on the field for the rams. >> doing his thing. it's great. i think it's positive. >> thank you, sir. appreciate it. it was earlier we asked you what could make twitter better for you. this is after they unveiled their mute option. justine, what'd we get? >> we got a lot of great responses today. mark halperin, our good friend actually tweeted us.
he said smell-o-twitter. >> i smell what the halperin is cooking on my twitter app. >> and john said i wish there was a wood elf button that would eliminate the internet trolls. >> i agree with that. next on "way too early," a look at the stories to be talked about ahead. and "morning joe" is just moments away. ♪ we know we're not the center of your life, but we'll do our best to help you connect to what is.
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welcome back, everybody. let's get a check on the day ahead. the battle of marriage equality will hit the u.s. court of appeals in virginia today. the court will hear a case that could overturn the amendment of the state constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. virginia has one of the strictest bans on same-sex marriage in the country. president barack obama will award the medal of honor this afternoon at the white house. kyle j. white served in afghanistan in 2007. sergeant white will become the seventh living recipient to be awarded the medal of honor for "a"s in iraq or afghanistan. and michael jackson fans get ready for new music.
a new album is being released today nearly five years after his death. the record features eight previously unreleased songs. the songs selected were written between 1983 and 2001. we're going the have to check that out. that's it for a tuesday "way too early." "morning joe" starts right now. ♪ michael sam's war on traditional gridiron values started as soon as he got the phone call. >> this is the moment where michael sam got the news that he was going to be a member of the st. louis rams. there you see the raw emotion.